The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 39, July 1935 - April, 1936 Page: 53
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Diary of a Confederate Congressman, 1862-1868
raised by confiscation is by the act specially pledged to the in-
demnification of those who suffer in the country by the confisca-
tion of their property north & with this I think our citizens
ought to be content. I do not think as a matter of policy the
land ought to be sold & I do not believe in 1 case out of 10 the
Judges will order it to be sold. I incline to think that is the
best place to have it. The day has been a most delightful, balmy
& spring like one.
Saturday 11th Had a most pleasant dream of my dear Mother
last night. I dreamed of going away from home on some jour-
ney & that she rose from her chair as was usual with her & kissed
me. Oh God! let her pure spirit watch over & keep me from
evil--grant in thy mercy that we may meet in Heaven around
thy throne to celebrate thy praises forever.
In the House the motion to reconsider the vote by which Gray's
bill reported from the Judiciary Committee, to amend the seques-
traction act, was passed, prevailed. The bill was finally com-
mitted to a special committee. It ought to be amended in some
details, but its substantial provisions are good. House went into
secret session when Kenner242 reported from the Com. of Ways
& Means recommending that the House disagree to the Senate
amendment to the, Tax bill & tender a committee of Conference.
Discussed a while & house adjourned.
Recd a large mail of old letters today from constituents, but
none from home. Disappointed in this. Got a peculiar letter
from Clute248 at Douglass; must answer this.
Had a long talk with G-y in regard to G--m. How sus-
picious they are of each other. They are both good & useful
men but each seems to be afraid that the other wants to neglect
& slight him. I struggle hard to keep good feeling between
them. Think perhaps what I regarded as cold treatment from
G-y the other day was merely fancy. Called on Eliza's friend
Sunday 12th Called on my friend Lewis this morning. Found
'Kenner, Duncan F.; M. C. from Louisiana; 1861-1864, May 25,
"2Clute--John R. Clute of Nacogdoches.
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