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The Daily Dispatch: April 9, 1862., [Electronic resource], House of Representatives. Tuesday, April 8, 1862. (search)
er. He stated that the committee had carefully considered the question, and as a result of their deliberations five of the committee were found to be of the opinion that such obstacles did exist, whilst the other four were of the opinion that it was not unconstitutional. Mr. Chilton, of Ala., moved to recommit the report and resolution, with instructions to report in secret session. Agreed to. Mr. McLean, of N. C., from the same committee, reported a bill for the relief of Mrs. Caroline Miller, of Salem, Roanoke county, Va., with a recommendation that it be acted upon at once. Some objection was raised to the bill, but it was finally passed by an aye and no vote, as follows — ayes 65 noes 21. Mr. Ewing, of Ky., moved that the vote adopting the bill be reconsidered and, pending this motion, a long discussion ensued as to the constitutionality of the bill. The motion to reconsider was lost. The House took up and passed joint resolutions of the Senate with refe
Wanted --I will hire at fair rates, by the month, 20 able negroes, to work on the surface at the Carbon Hill Mines, in this county. Also, a first-rate Carpenter, a Smith who is a good chain-maker, and an expert Saw-Miller. Jno. J. Werth. Agt. mh 25--ts
ency of authorizing the President to receive for detached service irregular bodies of troops. Mr. Sparrow, from the Military Committee, reported favorably a bill to authorize the Secretary of War to divide the appropriations already made for the contingent expenses of the War Department and of the army, so as to employ them in a manner more conducive to the public interest. The bill was passed. Mr. Sparrow also reported back, with amendments, the bill to discourage drunkenness in the army. Laid on the table. Mr. Hill, of the Judiciary Committee, reported favorably upon the House a bill for the relief of Mrs. Caroline Miller, exempting from confiscation a house and for belonging to her brother, an alien enemy. The bill was passed. Also, an unfavorable report upon a House bill to regulate the compensation of Confederate attorneys. Mr. Semmes, of La., from the Finance Committee, reported with amendments a bill to secure prompt returns of disbursing officers.
A girl only thirteen years old, named Caroline Miller, is under indictment at Louisville, Kentucky, for the murder of her father. She hated him, and administered rat poison.