rom the Senate to provide medals for meritorious services, and asked that they be laid upon the table; which was agreed to.
He also reported back a bill in relation to partisan rangers, which was ordered to be placed upon the calendar and printed, with a recommendation that it pass.
Mr. Hilton, of Fla., from the same committee, reported back a bill providing for the appointment of Adjutants for independent battalions.
This bill was engrossed, read a third time, and passed.
Mr. Garnell, of Va., from the same committee, reported back a resolution of thanks to Major General J. Bankhead Magruder, and presented a substitute from the committee, which was adopted in lieu of the original resolution.
Mr. Foote, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported back sundry resolutions touching the free navigation of the Mississippi and the opening of the markets of the South to such of the Northwestern States as shall cease their participation in the present war upon the Sout