The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 39, July 1935 - April, 1936 Page: 56
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
through Mr. Ruf Harper255" that all at home were well on the
26th March. Thank God for this.
Friday 17th Some printing bills passed this morning. (Sent
Dr. Hochs256 a duplicate of his invitation before the Medical
Board which had been forwarded to him on the 4th April. Pro-
cured Voigt2T7 extension of his exemption for 90 days. Sent
Horace Randal258 the reply of Secy. of War to his application
for remounting. Write Lycurgus Broocks259 & sent him Brown's
letter to me saying that an officer in Gen. Bragg's200 army be
detailed to examination. Seal adopted by the House-an imi-
tation of the Equestrian Statue of Washington. Motto "Deo duce
vincemus".261 Report of the Conference Committee on Tax bill
made-ordered to be printed and made the order of the day for
Monday. Retaliation resolutions taken up, discussed & passed.
Mo. to reconsider made which at night was discussed very ably
by Garland, Smith of N.C., Garnett & Russell.82 Russell made
a very fine speech. Feel horrible about getting no letters from
home. Now nearly two weeks without any. God grant I may
hear in the morning.
Saturday 18th In the House the death of Mr. Cook of Mis-
souri283 was announced. Touching eulogies were pronounced by
"'Voigt-Perhaps Fred Voigt of Nacogdoches.
'2Horace Randal--General Horace Randal of Price's Division. Killed
at the battle of Jenkins Ferry in Arkansas.
"Lyeurgus Broocks. Given above, note 86.
2'General Bragg-Usually associated with Confederate operations near
Chattanooga and the Battle of Chickamauga.
'Equestrian Statue of Washington: Crawford's statue of George
Washington, on the Capitol grounds in Richmond; "the corner stone
. was laid in February, 1850. . . It was dedicated in 1858.
It is 60 feet in height, and cost $260,000. The monument is surrounded
by six bronze statues, namely: one each of Thomas Jefferson, Patrick
Henry, John Marshall, George Mason, General Andrew Lewis and Thomas
Nelson." (Kernodle: Guide Book of the City of Richmond, 1929,
Motto: With God as our leader, we shall conquer.
" Garland-See note 247.
Smith of N. C.-See note 174.
Garnett--See note 178.
Russell-See note 177.
"'Mr. Cook (Missouri), William M.; 1862-April 18, 1863.
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