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t. now imposed by law. "Section 2. In the event the Secretary of the Treasury shall not be able at once to obtain coin to the amount of three millions of dollars, under the provisions of the first section of this act, then, and in that event, a tax shall be levied and collected of twenty-five per cent. upon the amount of all gold and silver coin, gold dust and bullion, and foreign exchange in the Confederate States, payable in kind, which tax shall be due and collected on the first day of April next, or as soon thereafter as possible: Provided, That the above tax shall not be levied upon the gold or silver coin, gold dust and bullion, and foreign exchange owned or possessed by any person when the amount so owned or possessed shall not exceed two hundred dollars in value, nor shall the said tax be levied on gold or silver coin, gold dust, bullion or foreign exchange which, within thirty days after the passage of this act, shall be tent to the Government under the provisions of t
ere charged with being drunk and disorderly in the street and fighting. The parties were ordered to return to their commands forthwith. James S. Campbell, drunk and unable to take care of himself, was sent to the Provost-Marshal, to be forwarded to his command. The case of Charles M. Chambers, charged with unlawfully and violently assaulting and beating Josephine Demerritt, was again taken up and again continued. The accused was required to give bail for his appearance on the 1st of April. Henry M. Jones, charged with feloniously obtaining, under false pretences, three thousand six hundred dollars from William B. Cook, for the sale of a negro man which did not belong to said Jones, was discharged. [This case has been before the court for some time, but was continued, after hearing the evidence of the complainant, in order to enable the defendant to procure the attendance of the owner of the negro to prove that he (Jones) was authorized to make sale of the negro. His
The Daily Dispatch: December 30, 1865., [Electronic resource], Interesting to Masons — question of invasion of Jurisdiction. (search)
the act of the Legislature which met at Alexandria so as to stay the collection of debts during the session of the Legislature, unless sooner repealed or amended. This brief act made no exceptions, and therefore applied to all debts to the present time. This was against the wishes of a majority of the members, and its passage in that form was more accident than design. The next day the House got up an amendment to the act, declaring that it should not apply to contracts made since the 1st of April last. It was matured and passed and communicated to the Senate on the 21st, the very day the Assembly had determined upon as the day of adjournment for the recess. Received thus at the last hour of the sitting, the Senate seemed disinclined to consider it, and a motion to suspend the rules in order to pass it immediately was lost by eight to thirteen. We have not a doubt that the Senators thought it unnecessary to dispose of the matter then, as the recess would be brief and they w
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