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was postponed & placed on calendar, for which I voted. At night
the Bills to organize the Supreme Court of Claims were both post-
poned until 3d Monday of next session. I voted against post-
poning both of them. Am not sure that I was right in the last.
Recd a letter from my dear friend Jim Holland.238 He is my
good friend. Shewed a paragraph in it to my friend Judge Gray
& I do not fancy his demeanor to me in regard to it. I fancy
he is a little cold to me. I hope it will prove to be only fancy.
I would feel sorely disappointed to find the warm regard I en-
tain for him unreciprocated. Rode out in the afternoon with
Judge Reagan. Had a pleasant ride. Have somehow felt sad
all day. Wright, Graham & self took some oysters together after
Congress adjourned. Talked with G. till after 12. Still feel
sad. Oh Heavenly Father, have mercy upon our torn and bleed-
ing country--& oh, Father, have especial mercy upon me as one
of the weakest of thy creatures.
Friday 10th Met T.M. Committee this morning. House re-
fused to reconsider the vote postponing the bill to organize the
Court of Claims. The bill to re-organize the Medical Depart-
ment of the Army came up as a special order. I voted for it.
It passed. Gray289 from Com. on Judiciary reported a bill giv-
ing Judges the discretion to postpone sales of real estate upon
the propriety of such a course being made to appear to them.
Conrad240 proposed to amend by postponing positively by law all
sales of real estate & property not perishable until after the war
etc. Much debate sprung up which was continued through the
night session. Gray's bill passed & Conrad moved to reconsider.
On this the House adjourned. On coming to my room I find
Hodge of Ky241 terribly excited by the action of the House. He
owns much property north & so he says do many citizens of Ky.
Says if the Confederacy persists in this course that it will lose
us the State of Ky etc. etc. I voted for the bill. I do not see
what other course is left us as a retaliatory measure. The fund
"28Jim Holland-Unknown, unless related to John H. Holland of
2aaGray--See above, note 32.
"Conrad-See note 30.
21Hodge of Kentucky (M. C.)--George B.; January 11, 1862 (Provi-
sional Congress) -1864.
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