The Secretary of the Treasury.
During a temporary suspension of business in the House of Representatives yesterday, Mr. Foote
called attention to his resolution, introduced some days ago and referred to the Judiciary Committee, relative to the Secretary of the Treasury
, and said that it was not his design to press the matter further if the gentleman from Louisiana
) would make a statement to the House
in reference to a certain declaration made by that officer.
replied that while he was not authorized to make any statement to the House
, and especially under a threat, he would say that Mr. Memminger
had remarked to him in usual conversation, long before the introduction of the resolution, that it was his intention to resign at the close of the present session of Congress.
rejoined that it was understood that Mr. Memminger
had very recently made a similar declaration to Senator Orr
, of South Carolina
, and to the chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
This Congressional episode goes very far towards sustaining a report which has been for some time in circulation respecting the intentions of the Secretary of the Treasury
The only name that we have heard mentioned in connection with the succession to the office is that of Judge Campbell
, of the War Department.