authority has been suspended, and loyal state governments have been subverted, a mode in and by which the national authority and loyal state governments may be reëstablished within said states, or in any of them; and, while the mode presented is the best the Executive can suggest, with his present impressions, it must not be understood that no other possible mode would be acceptable.
A BILL to amend the enrolment act of March 3, 1863 [No. 31] was introduced in the Senate, January 5, 1864, by Wilson of Massachusetts, and on the 18th passed with amendments, the vote being 30 to 10. With further amendments the bill passed the House, February 12, by a vote of 94 to 65. The Senate refused to accept the amendments of the House, and the bill received its final form from a conference committee. The discussions and proposed amendments related chiefly to the furnishing of substitutes, the penalty for resistance to the draft, and the enlistment of negroes.
REFERENCES. -- Text in U.S. Statutes at Large, XIII, 6-11. For the proceedings see the House and Senate Journals, 38th Cong., 1st Sess., and the Cong. Globe.
An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act for enrolling and calling out the National Forces, and for other Purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-three.
Be it enacted . . ., That the President of the United States shall be authorized, whenever he shall deem it necessary, during the present war, to call for such number of men for the military service of the United States as the public exigencies may require.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the quota of each ward of a city, town, township, precinct, or election district, or of a county, where the county is not divided into wards, towns, townships, precincts, or election districts, shall be, as nearly as possible, in proportion to the number of men resident therein liable