islature, denying a statement attributed to him in some remarks he had made in the House, on the conduct of Gen. A. S. Johnston, to the effect that a petition had been signed by nearly every member of that Legislature, praying the removal of Gen. Johnston.
He had never made any such statement.
He had said in those remarks that nearly every member of the Tennessee delegation in Congress had signed such a paper.
Mr. Chambliss, of Va., introduced a joint resolution for the relief of Mrs. Julia Tyler, Executrix, of Hon. John Tyler.
The resolution related to the pay due Mr. Tyler as a member of Congress at the time of his death.
The rules were suspended, and the House adopted the resolution.
Mr. Russell, of Va., offered the following resolution; which was agreed to:
Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs inquire into the expediency of amending the law relating to the organization of the militia, when called into the service of the Confederate States.
Resolved, further, That the same committee inquire and report upon the policy of inducing further subscriptions of cotton and tobacco to the produce loan by agreeing to pay an equitable price for cotton and tobacco thus subscribed, in the following manner, to wit: one-fourth of the amount in treasury notes, and the balance in bonds payable as a foresaid.
On motion, the Senate then went into secret legislative session.
After remaining in secret session for some time, the doors were opened.
Mr. Brown, of Miss., introduced a bill to amend the act to provide for the organization of the navy.
A resolution from the House directing that the amount of pay and mileage due to the Hon. Jon. Tyler, dec'd, should be paid to Mis. Julia Tyler, his legal representative, was concurred in.
Several bills, and a resolution communicated from the House of Representatives, were referred to the appropriate committee.
On motion of Mr. Sparrow, of La., the Senate adjourned.