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clearly against the letter and spirit of the Constitution. Mr. Curtis, of Iowa, addressed the House in favor of the bill. It was but a use of forces which were already armed and equipped, instead of drafting new companies of militia. Mr. Simms, of Kentucky, said the bill was one of murder, for while the laws of our country gave to a criminal or rebel the right of trial by jury, this bill gives authority to the President to order his myrmidons to shoot down whosoever he may consider af his party to reinforce the forts and recapture the property taken by seceding States? Mr. Curtis was not going to give his opinion in open session of what should be spoken of only in secret session. If it was for hostile purposes-- Mr. Simms, in his seat-- "Murder." Mr. Curtis replied that "murder" came from the other side of the House. The acts of assassins were not for Republicans. The murderous axe against the Government was wielded by persons skulking in Executive chambe