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The Daily Dispatch: May 13, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Confederate States Congress. The Senate met yesterday at 12 o'clock M. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Duncan, of the Methodist Church. The journal having been read, On motion of Mr. Johnson, of Ark, the Senate resolved into secret session. Mr. Caperton, of Va., presented the petition of J. Bassett French, asking that certain cotton and stocks contributed for the erection of an equestrian statue of Gen. Thos. J. Jackson, be released from taxation and export duties. Referred. Mr. Barnwell, of S. C., from the Finance Committee, reported back, without amendment, House bill continuing till the first of January next the increased pay of Government clerks. Mr. Johnson, of Ark., offered an amendment that no one should be entitled to the benefit of the act unless they made affidavit that they had no other means of support Rejected, and the bill was passed. The resolution relative to the day of adjournment was, on motion of Mr Burnett, of Ky., laid on the table.