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The Daily Dispatch: March 20, 1865., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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nications to Congress, they were ready to adjourn. The Chair appointed Messrs. Watson, Oldham and Henry as the committee on the part of the Senate. The bill to provide for the payment of all arrears now due to the army and navy, returned by the President of the Confederate States to the House with his objections, was considered. Upon the question, "Shall the bill pass notwithstanding the objections of the President, " the vote was taken by yeas and nays, as follows: Yeas.--Messrs Brown, Burnett, Caperton, Henry, Hunter, Johnson of Missouri, Oldham, Slimms of Kentucky, Vest, Watson and Wigfall--11. Nays.--Mr. Semmes of Louisiana. No quorum voting, the bill was lost. Mr. Watson, of Mississippi, read the following report: Mr. President,--The joint committee charged with that duty have waited upon the President of the Confederate States and informed him that unless he had some further communication to make to Congress that body was now ready to adjourn.
Committed to Castle Thunder. --The following parties have been committed to Castle Thunder since our last issue: Mary, slave of Mrs. Catherine Duke, charged with harboring slaves and aiding in their escape to the Yankees. Sam Brown, slave of Squire W. Basket, of Fluvanna, recaptured from the enemy.