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Context of Speech of Hon. Joseph H. Echols. The House of representatives, on January 19th, 1865, having under consideration a " Bill to impose an export duty on cotton and tobacco of 5 cts. per pound," the Hon. Humphrey Marshall, of Kentucky, moved to recommit the bill, with instructions that the committee report a bill to seize all the cotton and tobacco of the Confederacy. The Hon. Joseph H. Echols of Georgia, opposed the motion, ..
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