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Wigfall, and Caperton were appointed the committee on behalf of the Senate. Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, by leave, reported a bill to regulate the supplies of clothing to enlisted men of the navy during the war, which was ordered to its engrossment and passed. A message was received from the President, which, according to his request, was considered in secret session. House of Representatives.--The House met at 12 o'clock, and was opened with prayer by Rev. Bishop Early. The Chair laid before the House Senate bill relative to the bonds of Quartermasters and Commissaries of the Confederate States. Read first and second times, and referred to Committee on Quartermaster and Commissary Departments. Also, Senate bill for the benefit of certain claimants for postal service. Referred to Committee on Post-Offices. Mr. Royston, of Ark., moved that when the House adjourns to-day it adjourn to meet at 11 o'clock. On this motion the ayes and
was the next business in order; and the question was upon the substitution of the minority report of the committee, contracting with Col. John N. Clarkson for a supply of salt. Mr. Coghill resumed his remarks on the question, commenced on Monday evening, and concluded, and was followed by Messrs. Collier and Johnson, the latter of whom took occasion to defend Messrs. Stuart, & Co. from some aspersions thrown upon them. The speaking was continued by Messrs. Robert- son, Thompson, Early, and others, up to the hour of recess, 3 o'clock. [The President, on Monday evening, on the eve of adjournment, laid before the Senate the resignation of John Robertson, Senator from Richmond city, which was, on motion of Mr. Johnson, laid on the table. The refusal of the Senate to receive and print in any form the protest of the Senator against the bill passed, to secure representation, &c., was the cause of his resignation, which is accompanied by a long communication on the course h
The Daily Dispatch: March 19, 1863., [Electronic resource], Crops — impressments — Military Affairs in the Valley — the severe winter — Court days. (search)
ince the date of the secession of such State, upon any subject or matter which before such secession was within the jurisdiction of the Courts of the United States, shall have the force and effect of judgments, orders, and decreed of the Courts herein established, with the privilege of either party to appeal out a of error. On motion of Mr. Sparrow, the Senate went into secret session. House of representatives. --The House met at 11 o'clock, and was opened with prayer by Rev. Bishop Early. Mr. Curry, of Ala., moved to suspend the rales to allow him to introduce a resolution fixing the daily hour of meeting as 11 o'clock during the remainder of the present session. On this motion Mr. Jones, of Tenn., called the ayes and noes, which were ordered and resulted — ayes 47, noes 14. So the rules were suspended, and the vote being taken, the resolution of Mr. Curry was agreed to. Mr. Royston, of Ark., then moved that the House go into secret session, which was a
e Commonwealth, during the existing war, to convert Confederate notes in their possession into other obligations of the Confederate States. A deal of business was reported from the House, and at 3½ o'clock the Senate took a recess until 8 o'clock in the evening. [Before adjournment the Chair announced the committee on a supply of salt on the part of the Senate to consist of Messrs. Douglas, Coghill and Johnson.] House of Delegates.--The House met at 11 o'clock. Prayer by St. Rev. Bishop Early. The Senate resolution relative to furnishing the State with a supply of salt, was taken up, and upon which a lengthy discussion ensued. Mr. Tomlinson submitted a substitute which was agreed to, providing for the appointment of a joint committee of the two Houses whose duty it shall be to confer with the proprietors of the Washington and Smyth county Salt Works, and ascertain whether and upon what terms the said works can be purchased by the State; but in the event a purchase
The bill to be enlisted and act to establish a Court for the investigation of claims against the Government of the Confederate States was called up, amended, and debated. After rejecting an amendment offered by Mr. Orr. restricting the right of appeal to the Supreme Court, by a vote of is ayes to 13 nays, the Senate, pending the further consideration of the bill, went into secret session. House of Representatives--The House met at 11 o'clock, and was opened with prayer by Bishop Early. Mr. Royston, of Ark. moved that the house go into secret session, which was agreed to. After some time in secret session the consideration of the Tax bill was completed and the doors were opened. The House then, in open session, agreed to the report of the committee of conference on the impressment bill. The bill reported from the Committee of Ways and Means to provide for the assessment and collection of direct taxes and internal revenue was then taken up. Pending th