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1 May 24, Congressional Globe, p. 2333.
2 May 22, Congressional Globe, pp. 2283, 2315; May 27, Globe, p. 2367.
3 June 5, Congressional Globe, p. 2579.
4 May 23, June 5, Congressional Globe, pp. 2317, 2579.
5 March 17, 1868, Congressional Globe, p. 1918; April 7, 1870. Works, vol. XIII. pp. 370-374. June 22 and July 1, 5, 1870, Globe, pp. 4709, 5095, 5100, 5236.
6 Dec. 11, 1871, March 21, 26, and June 4, 1872, Congressional Globe, pp. 45, 1856, 1857, 1977, 4216.
7 To various miscellaneous matters not mentioned elsewhere, Sumner gave attention during the session,—speaking in favor of a bill restoring without salvage property to loyal owners which had been captured by the rebels and afterwards recaptured, and giving his opinion against the policy of prize-money in any case (June 30, 1862, Works, vol. VII. pp. 148, 149); in favor of creating the rank of admiral without increased pay (July 2, 1862, vol. VII. pp. 150, 151); in favor of treating a majority of the senators elected and holding seats as a constitutional quorum without counting the vacant seats of senators from the seceded States (July 12, 1862, vol. VII. pp. 169-175; see vol. IX. pp. 489-492); in favor of the substitution of linen paper for parchment in the enrolment of bills, with a sketch of the use of parchment from early times, and a statement of the superior conveniences of paper now generally adopted in the States (May 16, Works, vol. VI. pp. 510-521; he recurred to this subject April 17, 1867, Congressional Globe, p. 849: Jan. 27, 1871, Globe, p. 775; and Feb. 20, 1874. Globe, pp. 1664-1667): against the extension in hearings before committees of the common law rule exempting a witness from testifying if the answer would criminate himself (Jan. 22, 1862, Works, vol. VI. pp 290-292); against a five minutes limit to speeches in secret sessions of the Senate (Jan. 27 and 29, 1862, Works, vol. VI. pp. 293, 294); in favor of having the country represented at the International Exhibition in London, Jan. 31, 1862. Works, vol. VI. pp. 295-292); against regulating Congressional mileage in the army bill (Feb. 6, Works, vol. VI. pp. 299, 300); in favor of an inquiry as to the treatment of Union officers and soldiers killed at Manassas (April 1. 1862, Works, vol. VI. pp. 439-441); and making a report in favor of assisting by a loan Mexico in her resistance to foreign intervention, then threatened by England, France, and Spain (Feb. 19, 1862, Works, vol. VI. pp. 365-375). Other subjects to which he gave attention were claims of consuls for indemnity, the transportation of foreign mails, the proper number of staff officers, and the discharge of State prisoners.
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