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James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 23: three months in Congress. (search)
o give him any information he had. Mr. Greeley—That call is not in order. [A laugh.] Mr. W.—But he objected to the passage of a resolution imputing that the Secretary of the Treasury had dictated a Tariff bill to the House. Mr. Washington Hunt—Does not the gentleman from Illinois know that the Committee of Ways and Means called upon the Secretary for a Tariff, and that he prepared and transmitted this Tariff to them? Mr. Wentworth—I do not know anything about it. Mr. HMr. Hunt—Well, the gentleman's ignorance is remarkable, for it was very generally known. Mr. Wentworth renewed his motion to lay the resolution on the table, on which the Ayes and Noes were demanded, and resulted Ayes 86, Noes 87. Jan. 4th. Congress, to-day, showed its spite at the mileage expose in a truly extraordinary manner. At the last session of this very Congress the mileage of the Messengers appointed by the Electoral Colleges to bear their respective votes for President and Vice