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The Daily Dispatch: may 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], The telegraph. (search)
Southern Congress. Montgomery, May 8. --In the Congress, to-day, President Cobb read a dispatch from D. P. Hill, Commissioner from Georgia, announcing that the Arkansas Convention had passed unanimously an unconditional ordinance of secession. Mr. Norton, of Florida, offered a resolution of inquiry as to the propriety of appointing chaplains to the navy. Adopted. Mr. Ochiltree, of Texas, introduced a bill providing compensation to the disbursing officers of the several Executive Departments. Mr. Conrad, of Louisiana, moved to appoint a Committee on Claims, which was adopted. Secret session followed.