The Confederate States of America, 1861-1865: A Financial and Industrial History of the South During the Civil War

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1901 - Confederate States of America - 332 pages
 

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Page 247 - Constitution, shall ever be construed to delegate the power to Congress to appropriate money for any internal improvement intended to facilitate commerce, except for the purpose of furnishing lights, beacons, and buoys, and other aids to navigation upon the coasts, and the improvement of harbors, and the removing of obstructions in river navigation ; in all which cases, such duties shall be laid on the navigation facilitated thereby, as*may be necessary to pay the costs and expenses thereof: 4.
Page 212 - Houses, taken by yeas and nays, unless it be asked and estimated for by some one of the heads of departments, and submitted to Congress by the President ; or for the purpose of paying its own expenses and contingencies ; or for the payment of claims against the Confederate States...
Page 241 - The Congress shall have power — 1. To lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, for revenue necessary to pay the debts, provide for the common defence, and carry on the Government of the Confederate States ; but no bounties shall be granted from the Treasury ; nor shall any duties or taxes on importations from foreign nations be laid to promote or. foster any branch of industry ; and all duties, imposts, and excises shall be uniform throughout .the Confederate States.
Page 247 - March, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and sixty-three, shall be paid out of its own revenues.
Page 12 - They bore, indeed, this character upon their face,. for they were made payable only "after the ratification of a treaty of peace between the Confederate States and the United States of America.
Page 225 - If the people of North Carolina are for perpetual conscriptions, impressments and seizures to keep up a perpetual, devastating and exhausting war, let them vote for Governor Vance, for he is for 'fighting it out now'; but if they believe, from the bitter experience of the last three years, that the sword can never end it, and are in favor of steps being taken by the State to urge negotiations by the general government for an honorable and speedy peace, they must vote for Mr. Holden.
Page 213 - Confederate States shall be a member of either House during his continuance in office. But Congress may, by law, grant to the principal officer in each of the Executive Departments a seat upon the floor of either House, with the priv1lege of discussing any measures appertaining to his department.
Page 157 - Fractional notes ranging from six and a quarter to fifty cents, were also freely injected into the currency. Individuals and corporations, barbers and bartenders, as well as manufacturers and capitalists, the solvent and the insolvent, further variegated the assortment of 'shinplasters' by liberal contributions, some professing to call for money and others for services.
Page 295 - in secret session, without consulting with their constituents at home, taking from the hard laborers of the Confederacy one-tenth of the people's living, instead of taking back their own currency in tax, is unjust and tyrannical.

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