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ize an Ordnance Department, which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Sparrow, from the Military Committee, reported a bill to provide for having the laws relating to military affairs digested and published — Placed on the calendar. Mr. Sparrow, from the same committee, reported a bill to regulate the extra pay allowed soldiers detailed for duty as clerks in the city of Richmond.--The bill increases their extra pay from 25 cents to $1 per diem. It passed. Mr. Oldham, of Texas, from the Committee on Post-Offices and Post Roads, introduced a bill to repeal the second section of an act relating to the prepayment of postage, approved July 29, 1863.--The bill provides that hereafter persons writing to soldiers in the army shall prepay their letters. The soldier is still left the liberty of sending his letters free. The Impressment bill being under consideration, the Senate yielded to a motion to go into secret session. House of Representatives.-
breach of those duties in certain comments made by a reporter in the columns of a newspaper published in this city on one of the members of this body. On the motion to lay on the table the first resolution, withdrawing the privilege of the floor of the Senate from the present reporter of the Richmond Enquirer, it was determined in the negative — yeas, Messrs. Clark and Yancey; nays, Messrs. Baker, Barnwell, Burnett Caperton, Davis, Haynes, Henry, Hill, Hunter, Johnson of Ark., Maxwell, Oldham, Orr, Peyton, Phelan, Semmes, Wigfall. On the question to agree to the said resolution, it was determined in the affirmative. On the question to lay on the table the second resolution, enjoining upon the presiding officer of the Senate the duty of administering the privilege of the floor of the Senate, granting it to such a number of papers only as to him shall seem proper, and withdrawing it from any and all such reporters or papers as in his judgment the public interest or the pe
3. Senate.--The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock by Mr. Hunter of Va., and opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Solomon, of the Baptist Church. Mr. Oldham from the Committee on Post-Roads, &c., reported back the resolution relative to a foreign mail, viz Matamoras and Havana with a resolution declaring that it was inexpedient to legislate upon the subject at this time. Mr. Oldham reported a bill to proscribe the rales of postage on newspapers, periodicals, transient and other matter. Postage on newspapers to subscribers shall be one cent on each not weighing more than three ounces; half a cent for each additional ounce. Periodicals ed by Mr. Simms, and resulted: Ayes--Messrs. Baker, Barnwell, Brown, Caper Lon. Davis, Dortch, Hayner Henry, Bill, Hunter, Johnson of Ga., McEwell, Mitchell, Oldham, Orr, Feyton, Paelan--17 Noes.--Messrs Clay, Commes, Sparrow--4. House of Representatives.--House met at 11 o'clock and was opened with prayer by Rev.
th an amendment. The amendment being agreed to the bill was passed, the title being altered so as to read "an act to increase the allowance for mileage to officers of the navy in certain cases" Mr. Brown from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the mem state of acting masters'mates in the Confederate States navy, praying for an increase of pay, reported a bill to increase the pay of masters mates in the navy, which being read the req number of times, was passed. Mr. Oldham, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, reported a bill to exempt contractors for carrying the mails of the Confederate States and the drivers of post-coaches and from military service, which was read twice and ordered to be placed on the calendar. On motion of Mr. Orr the Senate resolved into secret regidative reason. House of Representatives.--House met at 11 o'clock and was opened with prayer by Rev. Mr. Peterkin. The Chair laid before the House a message fro
d allowances of a First Lieutenant of cavalry a tent, and horse and forage. A latter from Stonewall Jackson urging the measure was read. The bill passed. Mr. Oldham reported a bill increasing the compensation of Route agents and Special Agents of the Post Office Department which passed. House amendment to Senate bill tstablishment and equalization of the grade of officers of the Navy of the Confederate States, and for other purposes, being up for consideration, was opposed by Mr. Oldham, of Texas, and made the special order for Wednesday, at 12½ o'clock. Mr. Oldham offered a joint resolution extending until the 1st of June the time for reMr. Oldham offered a joint resolution extending until the 1st of June the time for receiving and opening bills for the transportation of the mails in the States of North Carolina, Georgia Virginia South Carolina, and Florida, which was adopted. The Senate, on motion of Mr. Sparrow, of La., proceeded to consider the bill to provide and organize a General Staff for armies in the field, to serve during the war,
Congressional Summary. In the Senate, Tuesday, several unimportant bills were passed. The session was chiefly consumed in the discussion of the bill to confiscate the interest of the American Telegraph Company and other alien enemies in the lines of telegraph in the Confederate States. Mr. Oldham advocated the bill. Messrs. Johnson, of Ark, and Johnson, of Ga, opposed it. The further consideration of the bill was postponed until to-day. In the House the greater part of the morning session was spent in discussing the resolutions reported from the Judiciary Committee in relation to martial law and the suspension of the writ of habeas carpus. The resolutions were introduced at the first session of the present Congress, and have been on the calendar of the House since that time. They were passed. These resolutions affirm, 1st. That martial law, in the sense of the arbitrary suspension of civil jurisdiction, cannot exist in the Confederate States. 2d That if it can exist in
The Daily Dispatch: August 3, 1863., [Electronic resource], From Gen. Lee's army — fight in Culpeper county. (search)
W Mitchell, B A Tracey; Surgeons Trigg, M W Standford D Carter, T B Lewis, A M Cown, D C, Redford, A C Raines; Rev T D Moore; Lieutenants Litzy, J W McMichael, J H Green, Mundy, Ph Price, A A Q M, W P Togg, J T Sinclair, J B Talbott, J P Webb, R W Fenswick, Robert Cunningham, K F Peddicord, M M Thomason, Tom Monlard, F Leathers, D Carr, T B Bridges; H T Rocks, J L Williamson, T B Haines, Newton, Wellington, Thos Palls, J D Morris, W B Ford, John Parks, B L Drake, J A Middleton, A B Chinn, J Oldham, J W Gordon, C M Taylor, J A Fox, D Tribble, W S Hickman, J S Hughes, Alfred Surber, T S Kemper, R A Webster. It appears that the raid of Morgan into Ohio and Indiana was a pre-arranged movement, and that he was not driven over the Ohio river at Brandenburg by Gen. Hobson. This idea appears feasible; for if Morgan had been afraid of Gen. Hobson catching him he would not have crossed the Ohio at all, but would have tried to elude our forces in Kentucky, as he had men with him who knew e
issippi. --A correspondent of the Mobile Advertiser, writing from Houston, Texas, gives the annexed news: Investigations are being made into the alleged cotton brands in Texas. No discoveries have yet been made, though it is believed there will be such, implicating several agents of the Government, it not officials. Public meetings are being held all over Texas, and serious revival of patriotism is in progress. Gov. Lubbock, Col. J. A. Wilcox, Judge Gray, Col. W. Carter, Judge Oldham, and Gen. Gano, are the principal speakers. The Yankee General Franklin, with a force said to number 22,000, has been for several weeks slowly advancing from Vermillion, La., in the direction of Alexandria, on Red river. At this date his force is divided, one section being at Opelousas and the other at Washington. Alexandria is threatened; but, unless heavily reinforced, the Federal will hardly be able to reach that point, for Gen. Dick Taylor, with his force, is in a position to o
their States except in cases of great emergency, and then not for longer period than thirty days. Mr. Sims, of Ky., introduced a bill to amend the act passed 29th of January, 1862, for the "aid of Kentucky and for other purposes." It provides that the act shall be so amended as to authorize the Governor and Council of Kentucky to appropriate as they shall think proper the sum of $1,000,000 of the sum authorized to be paid them by the said law. Referred to the Military Committee. Mr. Oldham, of Texas, offered a resolution, which was agreed to, instructing the Committee on Commerce to inquire into the expediency of abolishing contraband trade between the people of the Confederate States and the United States of prohibiting the exportation of specie during the continuance of the blockade, and of prohibiting the introduction into the country of foreign goods, wares, and merchandize, except articles of prime necessity. On motion of Mr. Hill, from the Judiciary Committee, th
roceedings opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Duncan, of the Broad Street Methodist Church. Mr. Baker, of Fla., moved to take from the table the House bill of last session, increasing the pay of non-commissioned officers and soldiers of the army of the Confederate States. Agreed to. Mr. Orr, of S. C., presented the petition of Mr. Alex. M. Moffett, praying the passage of an act refunding a sum of money paid by him on Government account. Referred to the Committee on Claims. Mr. Oldham, of Texas, submitted a resolution that the Committee of Finance be instructed to inquire into the expediency of 10 amending the act of Congress of 24th April, 1863, (to levy taxes for the common defence and to carry on the Government of the Confederate States,) so as to provide for the levying and collecting taxes for the year 1864. The resolution contained a scheme of taxation designed to reduce the currency and improve the credit of the Government. It proposes to levy upon all Treasury
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