The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 38, July 1934 - April, 1935 Page: 301
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Diary of a Confederate Congressman, 1862-1863
walked out. The day has been one of the loveliest I have ever
known in Richmond.
Tuesday March 3d 1863. In the House Kenan of Ga.""' offered
a resolution providing that nothing should be in order until the
curency & tax bills are disposed of. I voted against it because I
thought it was a trick to adjourn the House & compel us to come
back here in June or July to which I am opposed. Currency bill
came up etc. I voted against the legal tender amendment. Voted
also against the amendment of the Com. on Ways & Means to pre-
vent funding entirely after a certain day. Voted or intended to
vote against the bill on its final passing. Bill passed by large
majority.'65 Met T. M. Committee at night. With Geo. MeRae
went to supper & for the first time in my life saw the interior of a
"gambling hall." Saw no gaming-had a splendid supper. May
God forgive me. I will never see another I am sure--certainly not
voluntarily. I hardly went to this voluntarily as I followed Mc
without knowing where he was going.
Wednesday 4th Corrected the journals this morning so as to
make my vote appear truly on the currency bill. I voted No.
House took up the tax bill but came to no vote except on Dargans166
amendment to strike out "licensed" which prevailed. Gray moved
to insert "taxed under this bill" which prevailed also. I voted for
both so that a business or vocation may be taxed without requiring
a license. At night reed a letter from E to 1st & 3d Feby. All
well to that time, the Lord be praised.
"Kenan of Georgia--Augustus H.; 1861-1864. Owen R. Kenan was from
"'Amendment of the Committee on Ways and Means of funding cur-
rency, March, 1863, through the further issuance of Treasury Notes. No
conclusion reached. Final passage of funding of currency bill:-"The
two funding acts of Mar., 1863, and February, 1864, aimed to reduce
the excessive issues, failed of their purpose, and the new issues allowed
by these acts more than made up for the reductions." (The South in
the Building of a Nation, Vol. 5.)
'"Dargan, See note 97.
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