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yeas, 31; nays, 26. Mr. Turner, of North Carolina, offered the following: "Resolved, That the report of General John Preston, Superintendent of Conscription, shows laxity and culpable neglect in the execution of the conscript law. "Re delay or partiality in their execution must rest upon the President and not on General Pillow. "Resolved, That General Preston is in error as to the number of conscripts furnished by the State of North Carolina, as well as in the number of his so-called quasi volunteers." Mr. Turner stated that General Preston had done great injustice to North Carolina, and that this was not the first time in the reports of that officer, or in the remarks of gentlemen on this floor, that the State a in various battles. Mr. Miles replied at some length in vindication of the character and official capacity of General Preston, and deprecating the apparent attempt of the member from North Carolina--consistent, however, with his past conduct