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The Daily Dispatch: March 7, 1862., [Electronic resource], Literary intelligence. (search)
Congressional. In the Senate, Mr. Barnwell, of South Carolina, from the Committee on Finance, reported a bill fixing the pay of Senators and Representatives at $2,500 per annum, and mileage at 30 cents per mile; the President of the Senate, when acting as such, to receive the pay of the Vice President; and the Speaker of the House to receive double the pay of any other member of that body.--The bill was amended, on motion of Mr. Oldham, of Texas, by striking out $2,500 and inserting $3,000; and further amended by providing for the deduction from the pay the amount of each day's absence without leave, and passed. The pay of the officers of the Senate was fixed as follows:--Secretary, $2,500 per annum; Assistant Secretary, $1,000; two Clerks, $1,500 each; Sergeant-at-Arms, $2,000; Doorkeeper, $1,500; Assistant Doorkeeper, $1,200--each payable quarterly, in advance, and Page $1 per diem. A message in waiting from his Excellency, the President, by his Private Secretary, wa
The Daily Dispatch: March 18, 1862., [Electronic resource],
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Confederate Congress Senate. Monday, March 17, 1862. The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill offered by Mr. Philan, of Tennessee, for the prohibition of raising cotton during the year 1862. Mr. Oldham, of Texas, made a stirring speech against filtering away the time of the Senate in useless discussion, and urged that the bill be referred, which was done. Mr. Johnson, of Arkansas, introduced a bill repealing an act of the Provisional Congress, and enacting as a sub
ncing the passage of the bill appointing a Public Printer for both Houses of Congress.
Mr. Johnson, of Arkansas, introduced a bill "to regulate navigation of the Confederate States, and to establish direct trade with foreign nations."
Mr. Oldham spoke against the bill.
Mr. Phelan, of Tenn., asked the Chairman of the Committee of Commerce what disposition had been made of his resolution to abolish all ports of entry, and suppress all commerce with foreign nations.
Mr. Clay, of
The Daily Dispatch: July 2, 1862., [Electronic resource], List of casualties. (search)