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the best policy would be for Congress to make the appropriate exemptions of its own officers, in general terms, include all persons exempted by the several State Governments. Mr. Simms, of Ky., favored the amendment, and would favor any other similar purpose that might be offered. The action of the Federal Government rendered it necessary to meet the enemy, if possible, man to man, and if we were over whelmed, he would rather not one Southern son should be left to tell the tale. Mr. Dortch, of N. C., arose to explain the purpose he had in view in offering the amendment. It was to conform the action of Congress with that of the Legislature of his State. There were in North Carolina five hundred justices of the peace, and these, together with other minor State officers exempted by Congress, would sum up fully ten thousand men whose services were not at all needed by the State, or if needed in any instances, might be as well performed by other and older men. The State exempte