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18481229-bmoresun - section Adopted. Mr. Bright introduced a joint...
section Adopted. Mr. Bright introduced a joint resolution, repealing the clause in the general appropriation bill of Jam session, which reduces the mileage of persons appointed appointed in the different states to deliver at the seat of government the votes of the electoral colleges for President and Vice - President. Mr. Bright stated that the clause was out of place in a General Appropriation Bill, and had dou hi less escaped the attention of memlicri when the bill .of last session was passed, or it would not have received received the sanction of the Senate. That clause reduced the mileage from 25 to 12 cents The latter whs too little. No gentleman could afford to leave his business for that. II is object wss to restore the former former rate of compensation. Mr. Johnson, oi Ixjuisiaua, look a similar view of the matter, and said that he should have moved to strike out the clause, had he noticed it when the bill of last session whh befor the Senate. Mr. Breese said that, from an examination which he had made, it appealed that 20 cents mileage had been allowed as tar back as Ptrj, and he should vote for the present bill with great pleasure. The joint resolution was then read the third tune and psssed. Mr. Niles, from the Committee on Post - Offices and Post Roads, reported back the lull to reduce the rates of postage, Ac, with an amendment.

Clipped from The Baltimore Sun29 Dec 1848, FriPage 4

The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland)29 Dec 1848, FriPage 4
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