Richard K. Meade had moved passage of HR bill No. 290, ``to change the times for holding the district courts of the United States in the Western District of Virginia, and for other purposes,'' and had spoken in support of the section in the bill which increased the judge's salary from $1,600 to $2,500, emphasizingPage 495
chiefly the excessive labor and travel involved. Other members objected to the salary increase, pointing out that federal judges elsewhere in similar circumstances drew less salary. The salary increase was stricken out by a vote of 118 to 39, Lincoln voting with the majority, and the bill was read a third time and passed.
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