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The Daily Dispatch: April 11, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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ive millions of dollars in the aggregate. A bill for increasing the clerical force in the Treasury Department and in the office of the Assistant Treasurer was taken up and considered. Mr. Brown, of Miss, offered an amendment to the last clause requiring the Secretary of the Treasury to give preference to applicants for clerkships under the bill to those who have served in the army, and have been discharged on account of physical inability, or from wounds received in battle. Mr. Parnwell, of South Carolina, opposed the amendment because he looked upon it as an indirect mode of pensioning disabled soldiers. He was of the opinion that other modes could be provided for taking care of this class of the population. The amendment was adopted, and the bill was passed. The joint resolution passed by the House, voting the thanks of Congress to the patriotic women of the country for their voluntary contributions to the army, and in aid of the cause in every conceivable w