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ce sterling per pound. An important measure was adopted on February 17, 1864, the object of which was to reduce the currency and to authorThis recommendation was followed by the passage of the act of February 17, 1864, above mentioned. One of its features is the tax levied on ted were as follows: Four per cent registered bonds, act of February 17, 1864 $13,363,500 Six per cent bonds, $500,000,000 loan, act of FeFebruary 17, 1864    14,481,050 Four per cent call certificates, act of February 17, 1864    20,978,100 Tax on old issue of certificates redeFebruary 17, 1864    20,978,100 Tax on old issue of certificates redeemed    14,440,566 Repayments by disbursing officers    20,115,830 Treasury notes, act of February 17, 1864  277,576,950 War tax    42,294February 17, 1864  277,576,950 War tax    42,294,314 Sequestrations      1,338,732 Customs           50,004 Export             4,320 Coin seized by the Secretary of War      1,653,200 ommand resources sufficient for the wants of the country. On February 17, 1864, an amendment
ry member of society; in a form of government where each citizen enjoys an equality of rights and privileges, nothing can be more invidious than an unequal distribution of duties or obligations. No pursuit nor position should relieve anyone who is able to do active duty from enrollment in the army, unless his functions or services are more useful to the defense of his country in another sphere. But the exemption from service of entire classes should be wholly abandoned. The act of February 17, 1864 (above mentioned), which authorized the employment of slaves, produced less results than had been anticipated. It brought forward, however, the question of the employment of the negroes as soldiers in the army, which was warmly advocated by some and as ardently opposed by others. My own views upon it were expressed freely and frequently in intercourse with members of Congress, and emphatically in my message of November 7, 1864, when, urging upon Congress the consideration of the prop