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rly, to making Treasury notes a legal tender, both on the ground of unconstitutionality and inexpediency. He was, however, in favor of punishing those who refused to receive them. Mr. Boyce of S. C., opposed the bill. It was not constitutional, nor expedient. It was a proposal for a forced loan. He should move, at the proper time, to recommit the bill to the Committee of Ways and Means, with instructions to prepare and report to this House a system of comprehensive taxation. Mr. Johnson, of Va., was in favor of the bill, unless something better could be provided, for bad as it is ire thought it better than any scheme which had been suggested. The people, during the fervor and excitement of the war, would, willingly submit to taxation, especially when the Government furnished the means of paying that tax. The profits of labor were never so great in this country as now, and there was not such opposition to taxation as may be supposed. This scheme was infinitely better th
The Daily Dispatch: October 4, 1862., [Electronic resource], Vice-President Stephens on Martial law. (search)
Winder had orders to deliver Dr. Rucker to the State authorities on requisition. The prisoner was then taken back to Castle Thunder, where he will remain until the State authorities demand him for trial. Mayor's Court.--The following persons were before the Mayor yesterday morning: Louisa Espy, charged with keeping a disorderly house in Jail Alley, was required to give $200 security to be of good behavior and appear before the Hustings Court to answer for the offence. Joseph Johnson, charged by James H. Dismore with stealing a piece of black cloth belonging to him, of the value of $40, was discharged. John F. Smith, arrested as a suspicious character and trespassing on the Columbian Hotel, was committed in default of $500 security to be of good behavior. John Maloy, charged with stealing $400 from John Walsh, yesterday, was committed until Tuesday next. The case of John H. King, arrested by order of the Mayor, was continued until Tuesday next. E.