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him better. Heard a good sermon at 11 from Rev. Dr. Doggett.
Dined with Mr. & Mrs. Wortham-44 had a pleasant time.
Called on Judge Gray. At night heard a very clear and con-
vincing sermon from Rev. Dr. Wm. A. Smith245-text "light is
come into the world, but ye love darkness rather than light be-
cause your deeds are evil." He is a man of every logical & analyti-
Monday 13th House disagreed to Senate Tax Bill & tendered
a Committee of Conference. I voted to disagree. I wanted to
speak but could not get an opportunity.
John Nerment246 called to see me today. Was glad to meet
him. A circumstance occurred with Judge G. which made me
feel unpleasant. He may have been right however. At night
the House laid on the table the resolution to increase the pay
of clerks of committees. Report from Judiciary Committee in
regard to Martial law came up & was postponed & placed on
the calendar. Garland of Ark.247 moved to reconsider & made
a good speech-showing up Hindman's conduct in Ark. etc. He
was followed by Foote who made a very inflamatory & foolish
speech. (I voted in the first instance to postpone, having my
attention at the moment diverted. I shall vote to reconsider.)
House adjourned. Feel rather gloomy tonight.
Tuesday 14th House reconsidered the vote to postpone & place
on the calendar the resolutions of Russell in regard to Martial
Law. After much speaking the resolutions were passed. I voted
for them. Night session passed a bill from P.O. Committee in-
creasing postage on papers.248 Defeated a bill allowing papers
to go to soldiers free. It was a necessity to do this as the P.O.D.
2"Wortham-Perhaps Colonel Louis Wortham, author of History of
"Rev. Dr. Wm. A. Smith-Born in Fredericksburg, Va., November 29,
1802. Became a preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1846
he was transferred from the pastorate to the presidency of Randolph-
Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, resigning in 1866. Dr. Smith called
upon and advised with President Davis during the war relative to the
problems confronting the South. Died in Richmond, March 1, 1870.
2"John J. Nerment--Unknown.
247Garland of Arkansas (M. C.)-Augustus H.; May 18, 1861-1864;
elected to Second Congress, then to Senate to succeed Senator C. B.
Mitchel, deceased; admitted Senate, November 8, 1864.
m"Bill regarding postage. See note 277.
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