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titute for the report of the committee: "Resolved. That the matter relating to Public Printer be recommitted to the Joint Select Committee, who are requested to advertise for proposals for the execution of the public printing." Mr. McRae advocated the contract system and the resolution in a few remarks, but the resolution was lost. Mr. Gray opposed, in a short but telling speech, the appointment of a Public Printer. He showed the frauds perpetrated under that system. Mr. Meade replied with much force in favor of electing a Public Printer. He held that the use of the contract system by the United States Government was itself a strong argument against it. He wanted a Virginian, and did not want him underbid by Yankee printers. Mr. Cabell spoke in favor of the contract system. Mr. Keen opposed the contract system on the ground that he was opposed to reforms (as they are called) of all kinds. He spoke with much earnestness. Mr. Robinson wanted to st