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amendment affixing a tax on "Keno," stricken out by the Senate, the House resolved to adhere to. Pending the Senate's amendment upon auctioneers of slaves, Mr. Keen said he was opposed both to the Senate amendment and to that of House Committee of Finance. This tax was fixed upon a property already taxed, and was a discrimig revenue, by improper discriminations, he could not and would not sanction. In speaking of the tax on original and borrowed capital proposed by the Senate, Mr. Keen said it was a most extraordinary amendment. In New York, credit was based upon cost and payment; in Virginia, upon property; and though one might here have but character and standing, or upon property already taxed — negroes, lands, houses, &c., &c.; and he respectfully submitted whether this House would do either. Mr. Keen moved the indefinite postponement of the bill. The previous question was called and voted down. On motion, the House passed by the further consideration of