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Either we were right or you were right; we were wrong or you were wrong. We came here to ask you which was right and which was wrong. You have maintained your position. You say that you cannot give us an acknowledgment of that right, which I tell you here now, in coming time will be your only safety in your contests with the Black Republicans of Ohio and of the North. (Cheers.) Why, sir, turn back to the history of your own leading men. There sits a distinguished gentleman, Hon. Charles E. Stuart, of Michligan, once a representative of one of the sovereign States of the Union in the Senate, who then voted that Congress had the constitutional power to pass the Wilmot Proviso, and to exclude Slavery from the Territories; and now, when the Supreme Court has said that it has not that power, he comes forward and tells Mississippians that that same Congress is impotent to protect that same species of property! There sits my distinguished friend, the Senator from Ohio (Mr. Pugh), w
all liquors distilled out of corn or wheat. By Mr. Coghill: Of refunding to John T. Ellis a license tax paid by him, which he did not use by reason of his absence in the military service. By Mr. Spitler: Of reporting a bill directing clerks to refund the tax which has been paid them on seals of court connected with papers of deceased soldiers. By Mr. Thomas, of Fairfax: Of compensating William R. Delaney, Attorney for the Commonwealth in the Circuit Court of Fairfax, and Charles E. Stuart, Attorney for the Commonwealth in the Circuit Court of Alexandria, for their services for the year 1861. War Damages. Mr. Brennan offered the following resolution, which was adopted: Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed to ascertain what amount or portion of damages incurred by the owners of land, resulting from the occupation of State and Confederate forces, and the creation of fortifications, shall be paid, and that said committee confer with the Confederate