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f Finance inquire into the expediency of exempting from import duty machinery and materials imported during the present war and blockade by railroad companies for the purpose of repairing their roads. Also, a resolution, which was agreed to, that the Committee of Finance inquire into the expediency of amending the tax law of Feb, 17, 1864, in relation to the taxes upon the property of and stock of railroad companies. Mr. Caperton, of Va, presented the memorial of the potation of Eliza Maury, asking the restoration of a pension to which she was entitled under the Government of the United States. Referred to the Committee on Claims. Mr. Hill, of Ga, presented the memorial of the Banks of Savannah, Ga, asking a modification of the tax law. Mr. Burnett, from the Committee of Claims, reported a joint resolution for the relief of John D Sutherland, which was passed. Mr Henry, of Tenn, submitted joint resolutions of thanks to Gen Forrest and the officers and men und
ry Committee, reported back, with an amendment, the joint resolution fixing the 16th inst, as the day of adjournment. By unanimous consent informally passed over. Mr. Mitchell, of Ark., from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, reported back favorably the bill extending the franking privilege to the Auditor and Agent of the Post Office Department in the trans. Mississippi department. Passed. Mr. Burnett, of Ky, from the Committee on Claims, reported back the memorial of Eliza Maury. Placed on the calendar. The special order of the day--Mr. Wigfall's resolutions — was taken up for consideration. Mr. Wigfall saying that his resolutions not having been correctly published in the newspapers, read a correct copy, and then addressed the Senate at length. On motion of Mr. Hill, of Ga, the Senate resolved into secret session, and soon after adjourned. House of Representatives.--Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Moore, of the Episcopal Church. The chairman on the
s of State troops to purchase rations and forage upon the same terms as officers of the provisional army. Mr. Sparrow, from the Military Committee, reported a bill to provide for the compensation of non-commissioned officers, soldiers, sailors, and marines on detailed service. It provides for paying detailed men $3 per diem instead of the compensation now allowed them, for allowing them to purchase one ration a day, and for allowing them extra pay for over work. The memorial of Eliza Maury was laid on the table and the Naval Committee discharged from its further consideration. The bill to authorize the appointment of general officers, with temporary rank and command, and to define and limit the power of assigning officers to command, was considered and laid over till this morning. Mr. Wigfall, of Texas, introduced a bill to allow the agents of the associated press with our armies to buy forage and rations. Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. The Cha