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18490222-eveningpost - projior-tion iritisb coinage. The bill...
projior-tion iritisb coinage. The bill originally reported by Mr. McKay for ihe regulation of the allowance of mileage was then ta ken up. It provides that mileage shall be oomputed by tho " shortest continued mail routes," and it prohibits the allowance of constructive mileage, that is. of mileage for fictitious journeys, such journeys as senatois are construed to perform in the years of special executive sessions, between twelve o clock midnight of the third of March, and sixty minutes before one o'clock of the mrniug of the fourth of March, from the capital to their respective places ot residence .Mr. Alexav stated that there was now every v-ear paid between lour aud five hundred thousand dollars tor the mileage of members of Congress aud officers of the army and navy, aud there had been appropriated this year $17o,0U0 for members alone. ine House then took up the business on the speak

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  1. The Evening Post,
  2. 22 Feb 1849, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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