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on, to seize private property for public uses, without compensation. Mr. Phelan urged the necessity of requiring the agents to carry the articles specified in the bill.--Large quantities of hospital stores had been spoiled and wasted, through the culpable negligence of the agents; and he wanted them to be positively required to do their duty. The question as to the power of Congress to seize the railroads, or to interfere with their operation, was discussed at some length. Messrs. Oldham and Maynes contended against the power of Congress to thus interfere, and Messrs, Semmes, Phelan, Simms, and Burnett asserted not only the existence of such power, but urged the great necessity of its exercise in the case under consideration to reform an existing and crying evil. The amendment was disagreed to Mr. Burnett presented the following as a substitute: That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized and directed to make a contract with the several railroad compan
les as may be prescribed by the laws of such States. On motion of Mr. Burnett, the bill was placed on the calendar and ordered to be painted. Mr. Hill, from the Committee on the Judiciary. reported a bill to organize military courts to attend the army of the Confederate States in the field, and to define the powers of said courts. Laid upon the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Semmes, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred a resolution introduced by Mr. Oldham, defining the power and jurisdiction of Provost Marshals, reported back a substitute to the same. Laid upon the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sparrow introduced a bill to amend an act to authorize bands of partisan rangers. Referred to Military Committee. The order of the day, a bill to organize the Supreme Court of the Confederate States, was postponed The House resolution rescaling the concurrent resolution fixing the day of adjournment and extending the time to t
to receive into the service regiments or battalions which have been heretofore organized of conscripts, by a General officer, in any of the States lying west of the Mississippi river. Mr. Wigfall moved to except the State of Texas. Mr. Clark favored the original amendment. It the Senate refused to accept these organizations formed West of the Mississippi it would be virtually an announcement that that section was to be given up to the enemy. The question was discussed by Messrs. Oldham and Johnson for, and Wigfall against the amendment first introduced. The amendment of Mr. Wigfall was rejected. The amendment of Mr. Johnson was adopted. The bill passed, and then the Senate, on motion, went into Executive session. House of Representatives.--House met at 11 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Moore. Mr. Lander, of N. C., asked leave of absence for his colleague, Mr. Gaither, who has been detained from the House for some ten days by serious sickness. The
The Daily Dispatch: October 2, 1862., [Electronic resource], The embalming business in the U. S. Army. (search)
duty of the Government of the Confederate States neither to ask quarter for its soldiers nor extend it to the enemy, until an awakened or corrected sense or decency and humanity, or the sting of retaliation shall have impelled our enemies to adopt or practice the usages of war, which prevail among christian and civilized nations. on motion of Mr. Semmes, the documents were ordered to be printed and made the special order for to morrow; at 12 o'clock. the resolution introduced by Mr. Oldham, of Texas asserting that the Secretary of war has no to appoint Provost Marshals or invest them with authority over citizens not belonging to the army and no right to restrict the exercise of the jurisdiction of the civil Judicial tribunals of the States of this Confederacy, was taken up. Mr. Semmes, of L submitted a substitute, asserting that officer of the Confederate Government has such powers. the substitute was discussed at great length and amended, but final action was
The Daily Dispatch: October 9, 1862., [Electronic resource], Affairs in the Kanawha valley — Sale of Salt. (search)
er, giving him $1,000 per Passed. A bill was passed giving any funds or other property bequanthed by the American Bible Society to the Confederate States Bible Society, and exempting the same from the action of the sequestration act. Mr. Oldham of Texas, called up the joint resolution relative to Provost Marshals. They were passed by the following vote: Ayes--Messrs. Baker, Havnes, Hill, Hunter Johnson Lewis, Mitchell, Oldham, Orr, Preston Semmas and Yancey.--12. Nays--MessOldham, Orr, Preston Semmas and Yancey.--12. Nays--Messrs. Clay, Davis, Henry, Phelan, Sparrow, and Wigfall.--6. On the passage of the resolution, Mr. Phelan asked to say that though he believed the principle of the resolution correct he should vote against it, because thought it unconstitutional, as encroaching upon the Judiciary Department. The resolutions, as passed, are as follows: 1st Resolved, by the Congress of the Confederate States of America. that no officer of the Confederate Government is by law empowered to vest Provos
supposed there that the Confederates were retreating to Hall's Gap, where a great battle would be fought. They had burnt the bridge behind them. A later telegram, sent at midnight, says: Lexington is mostly evacuated by the rebels, there being only one hundred remaining. They took and carried to Camp Dick Robinson 7,000 barrels of pork from Chenault & Co., packed on their own account and for other parties, mostly Secessionists. They also took $90,000 worth of jeans and linseys from Oldham, Scott & Co., which they have manufactured into clothing. The rebels paid for these goods in Confederate scrip, unless owners refused to receive it, in which event no consideration was given. Reliable individuals from Lexington, who have conversed with rebel soldiers, are confident that a battle must ensue before the rebels leave Kentucky. Rebel soldiers tell them they prefer being killed, or captured and paroled, rather than march over the mountains again. This seems to be the conclusio
ssrs. Orr, Yancey, Hunter, Wigfall, and Maxwell. Finance.--Messrs. Barnwell, Hunter, Davis, Semmes, and Johnson, of Ga. Commerce.--Messrs. Clay, Dortch, Oldham, Poyton, and Baker. Affairs.--Messrs. Brown, Maxwell, Simms, Yancay, and Johnson, of Ga. Judiciary.--Messrs. Hill, , Phelan, Semmes, and Caperton, Indian Affairs.--Messrs. Johnson of Arkansas, Oldham, Clark, Simms and Phelan Post-Offices and Post Reads.--Messrs. Oldham, Haynes, Mitchall, Baker, and Payton. Public Lands.--Messrs. Clark, Baker, and Yancey. Patents.--Messrs. Maxwell, Haynes, and Hill. Claims.--Messrs. Davis, Burnsit and Payton. TerritoMessrs. Oldham, Haynes, Mitchall, Baker, and Payton. Public Lands.--Messrs. Clark, Baker, and Yancey. Patents.--Messrs. Maxwell, Haynes, and Hill. Claims.--Messrs. Davis, Burnsit and Payton. Territories.--Messrs. Wigfall, Brown and Clark. Accounts.--Messrs. Mitchall, Dortch, and Simms. Printing.--Messrs. Phelan, Hill, and Haynes. Enrollment and Engrossment.--Messrs. Dortch, Maxwell, and Caperton. Mr. Hill, of Georgia, introduced a bill to organize the Supreme Court of the Confederate States. Ordered to b
y law for the publication of the laws in the newspapers. On motion of Mr. Orr, of S. C., the Senate bill to increase the strength and efficiency of heavy artillery in South Carolina for coast defence was amended and laid on the table. Mr. Oldham, of Texas, from the Committee of Commerce, to whom was referred joint resolution relative to the free navigation of the Mississippi river, reported back the same, with a substitute, which declares that it is the settled, recognized rule of inteMr. Davis, of N. C., the bill was laid over for the present. Mr. Sparrow, from the same committee, also reported back House bill relative to the General staff with the recommendation that it pass. The bill was placed on the calendar. Mr. Oldham, from the Committee on Postal Affairs, reported back, with an amendment, the bill to authorize newspapers to be sent to soldiers free of postage. The bill was placed on the calendar. The impressment bill was next taken up, when Mr. Orr, o
States, which was placed upon the calender. Mr. Sparrow, from the Military Committee, reported back a joint resolution relative to General Orders issued from the Adjutant-General's office, with the recommendation that it do not pass. Mr. Oldham, from the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads, reported, without amendment, the bill to vest in the Government, as a part of its postal system, all the rights of the American Telegraph Company in the telegraph lines within the Confederate States, and to provide for working the same. Laid on the table. Mr. Oldham, from the same committee, reported the following bills: "For the confiscation of the leasehold, interest, and shares of stock owned by the American Telegraph Company, and other alien enemies in the lines of telegraph in the Confederate States," and "declaring the telegraph a part of the postal system of the Confederate States, and to provide for working the same." A communication was received from the Secretary
and published, with such notes referring to the army and navy regulations and the articles of war as may be thought necessary to make the publication convenient for use by the officers of the army and navy. Mr. Dortch introduced a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to organize military courts to attend the army of the Confederate States in the field, and to define the powers of said courts," approved October 9th 1862, which was referred to the Judiciary Committee. On motion of Mr. Oldham, the report of the Committee on Commerce on the joint resolution in relation to the free navigation of the Mississippi river was ordered to be reprinted. On motion, the Committee on Foreign Affairs were discharged from the further consideration of the resolution submitted by Mr. Semmes on the 3d inst., inquiring into the propriety and expediency of so much of certain resolutions touching certain points of maritime law, and defining the position of the Confederate States in respect the
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