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House, No. 21.
Joint Resolutions Expressing Opinion of Congress
in Relation to the Conduct of Certain Citizens of Louisiana
within the Lines, and in the Presence of the Enemy:

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[HOUSE, No. 21.]

        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.--January 13, 1863. Read first and second times, and ordered to be printed.

[By Mr. PERKINS.]

JOINT RESOLUTIONS

Expressing opinion of Congress in relation to the conduct of certain
citizens of Louisiana within the lines, and in the presence of the
enemy.

        1 Resolved, That while Congress views, with pride, the course
2 pursued by the true men and women of the Confederacy, who,
3 falling within the lines of the enemy, have resisted all appeals
4 to their pecuniary interest and refused, in spite of pains and
5 penalties, to perjure themselves or to foreswear their own government
6 by taking an oath of allegiance to support that of the
7 United States, it regards with peculiar satisfaction the conduct
8 of those citizens of Louisiana, who, by refusing the oath and
9 openly registering themselves enemies to the United States in
10 the immediate presence and in defiance of General Butler's military


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11 authorities, have borne most noble testimony to the
12 martyr-like courage and patriotic spirit and Christian faith of
13 our people.

        1 Resolved, That while such conduct has secured them the present
2 respect and sympathy of all good people, it will be esteemed,
3 in the future, a most honorable claim upon the gratitude of their
4 country, and the highest evidence of their devotion to truth and
5 principle.