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 That every person who should be drafted under calls thereafter made, and who should serve honorably for a period of one year, should receive a bounty of one hundred dollars, to be paid upon his discharge from the service; and every person so drafted, and who should be honorably discharged after a term of service less than one year, should receive a bounty proportioned to his term of service. Mr. Conness moved to amend the amendment by striking out all after the word “that,” and inserting: “From and after the passage of this act, every able-bodied volunteer who shall be accepted and who shall enter into the service of the United States shall be entitled to receive, after one year's service, one hundred dollars in addition to the sum now provided by law.” After debate Mr. Conness withdrew his amendment, and the vote was taken on Mr. Wilson's amendment, and it was rejected. Mr. Wilson moved to amend the bill by adding as a new section, That when a soldier, sick in hospital, should be discharged from the military service, but should be unable to leave, or avail himself of his discharge, in consequence of sickness or wounds, and should subsequently die in such hospital, he should be deemed to have died in the military service; and it was agreed to. Mr. Wilson moved further to amend the bill by adding as a new section, That payments which had been made by paymasters to non-commissioned officers of volunteer regiments from the date of their enlistment, and for a time previous to their muster into the service of the United States, should, if otherwise correct, be allowed, in the settlement of such paymasters' accounts; and it was agreed to. Mr. McDougall moved to amend the first section of the bill by adding: That ten days after the passage of the bill, substitutes should not be allowed in lieu of persons drafted. Mr. Wilson and Mr. Hale opposed it, and it was rejected — yeas, six; nays, thirty-five. Mr. Ten Eyck, of New-Jersey, moved to amend the bill by adding, as a new section, That every non-commissioned officer, private, or other person, who had been, or should thereafter be, discharged from the army, within two years from the date of their enlistment, by reason of permanent injuries received, or permanent disability contracted, in the line of duty, should be entitled to receive the same bounty, in proportion to the time he might have served, as was granted, or might thereafter be granted, to the same class of persons who were discharged after a service of two years; and it was agreed to. On motion of Mr. Wilson, the bill was further amended by adding that hospital matrons should, after the first of July, 1864, receive twelve dollars per month and one ration. Mr. Hendricks moved to strike out the first section, repealing the commutation clause of the enrolment act, and it was agreed to — yeas, twenty-one; nays, eighteen. Mr. Conness moved to lay the bill on the table, but the motion was lost — yeas, fifteen; nays, twenty-four. Mr. Sumner moved to amend the bill by requiring drafted persons to pay, in addition to the three hundred dollars commutation, on all incomes over one thousand dollars and not over two thousand dollars, five per cent; on all incomes over two thousand dollars and not over five thousand dollars, ten per cent; and on all incomes over five thousand dollars, twenty per cent; the money to be paid in bounties to men drafted and mustered into the service. On motion of Mr. Grimes, the bill was recommitted to the Military Committee. On the twenty-first, Mr. Morgan reported back the bill without amendment. The Senate, on motion of Mr. Morgan, proceeded, on the twenty-third, to its consideration. The amendments which had been adopted fell by the recommitment, and the original bill, providing simply for the repeal of the three hundred dollar commutation clause, was reported by the Military Committee. Mr. Morgan moved to amend it by adding, as a second section, the amendment moved by Mr. Collamer: That in calls for drafts thereafter made, under the act “for enrolling and calling out the national forces,” and the acts in addition to or amendatory thereof, the same might be made for such term of time as the President should direct, not exceeding one year. Mr. Wilson moved to amend the amendment so as to make it read, “shall be made for one year;” lost — yeas, twelve; nays, eighteen. Mr. Chandler moved to amend Mr. Morgan's amendment by striking out “not exceeding one year,” and inserting “not less than one nor more than three years;” lost — yeas, sixteen; nays, twenty-three. Mr. Morgan's amendment was then agreed to — yeas, twenty-five; nays, fourteen. Mr. Collamer then moved that the sum paid as commutation money should not exceed five hundred dollars, instead of three hundred dollars; but the amendment was rejected. Mr. Grimes moved that the amendment proposed by Mr. Collamer, providing that the number of men furnished from any district to the service beyond and above calls theretofore made, and the term of service of such men, should be considered and allowed to said district in calls thereafter made, should be added as a new section; and it was agreed to. On motion of Mr. Grimes, the bill was further amended by adding as a new section an amendment proposed by Mr. Collamer, providing that no person drafted on future calls, or who should volunteer to fill the same, should be liable to be again drafted until the existing enrolment should be exhausted. The bill as amended was then passed — yeas, twenty-four; nays, seven. In the House, on the twenty-first of June, Mr. Schenck, from the Military Committee, reported a bill to further regulate and provide for enrolling and calling out the national forces. Mr Randall, of Pennsylvania, objected to its second reading. On the question, should the bill be rejected, the yeas were seventy-five, and the nays were seventy-five; the Speaker voted nay, and the bill was not rejected. Mr. Blaine, of Maine, moved to strike out the two first sections, providing that no payment of money should be accepted
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