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m Virginia would not prevail. If a man was fit to discharge his duties as an officer, and failed from carelessness to do so, the heavy hand of justice should be laid upon him. Mr. Garnett, of Va., sustained the bill as reported, and concluded by calling the question on the motion to strike out, and the vote being taken, the motion was rejected. Mr. Sexton, of Texas, moved to amend the second section by inserting in the third line, after the word "or," the word "habitually." Mr. Wilcox, of Texas, opposed the motion of his colleague. He would vote for a much stronger bill than the one before the House. He was in favor of reducing careless and incompetent officers to the rank. The motion to amend was further discussed by Messrs. Sexton, Baldwin, Chambers, and Garnett, when the question was called, and the vote being taken, the motion was not agreed to. Mr. Gartrell, of Ga., moved to amend the second section by the addition of the following: Provided, That such