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The Daily Dispatch: May 24, 1864., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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ed to duty at the seat of Government. Referred to the Military Committee. A bill amending the 1st section of the act imposing restrictions on the foreign commerce of the Confederate States, so as to strike out the word "uniform," was reported from the Committee of Commerce and passed. From the same committee a bill was reported, amending the same act so as to protect the interests of the States in vessels owned wholly or in part by them. Passed. Lease of absence was granted Mr. Johnson, of Ga., for the residue of the session, on accout of illness in his family. A communication was received from the Secretary of the Treasury, recommending the passage of a law authorizing the payment of railroad transportation, and of debts contracted for clothing and subsistence for the army in Certificates of Indebtedness, payable in gold two years after peace, with interest payable semi annually in coin during the war, the rates to be paid to be fixed according to the values of 18
k the steamer Emma. A telegram from Cincinnati, of the 14th, says: The rebels have retreated in some distance to Resaca and Rome. The Yankees claim to have captured 5,000 prisoners and 10 or 12 pieces of heavy artillery. Butler's army — a Yankee Story. A correspondent of the New York Times, of the 14th inst, writing from Bermuda Hundreds, under date of the 10th, says: In the course of the morning Gen. Butler received a flag of truce from the enemy, signed by Gen. Eushrod Johnson, containing three propositions, viz: I Asking permission to come within our lines to remove their wounded and bury their dead. 2. Asking an exchange of their wounded. 3. Asking a general exchange of prisoners on both sides. To the first of these propositions Gen. Butler replied that the work was already done; to the second he announced himself as perfectly willing to assent, and to the third he replied that no exchange of healthy and well prisoners could be effected until the Confe