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were corporate as a whole, or that they could contract debts to be paid off by themselves. If we acknowledge them as an independent power, then we must admit their corporality and their solvent duties. We have certain guarantees to require of them before they can come back to the Union. When they surrendered their armies they gave up not only their weapons and organization, but some of their civil rights. Before they enjoy the privileges of liberty with us they should represent loyal districts. He would leave the requirements to Congress. Mr. R. concluded by saying that he hoped the majority upon this floor would exercise its leniency and magnanimity towards these way-ward States in permitting them, at an early day, to representation in Congress. [Mr. Raymond was interrupted throughout his entire speech by the opposition, who took issue with him upon nearly every argument advanced.] The committee rose, reported, and the House adjourned until the 5th of January.