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recisely the recognition of the South as a belligerent which has offended the United States past all atonement. The United States look upon the South as Great Britain does upon Ireland — part and parcel of the empire — and here is England, exalting her rebellious province to the dignity of a belligerent, and constantly declaring that she will not take sides with either.--It was lately urged in the United States Senate, that, but for the recognition of the Confederacy as a belligerent power, Semmes and our other cruisers would have been treated by the whole world as pirates, and, consequently, the commerce of the United States have been safe from harm. The speaker therefore proposed that a demand should be made upon Great Britain for all the losses which Yankee commerce has sustained by Confederate cruisers. The fact that these cruisers are principally British-built and British-manned has led to a prevalent idea in the North that they are neither more nor less than British privateer
to guard against the improper construction of the tax laws by the officers entrusted with the execution of the same, was reported favorably by the Judiciary Committee, and its consideration was postponed till Monday. A communication from the Secretary of the Treasury, recommending that the funds of the old issue deposited by postmasters with Government depositaries be authorized to be appropriated by the Post-office Department, was referred to the Finance Committee. On motion, by Mr. Semmes, the Senate resolved into secret session. House of representatives. The House met at 11 o'clock, and was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Minnegerode. The House passed a joint resolution, reported from the Judiciary Committee by Mr. Moore, of Kentucky, explanatory of the act relative to the pay of clerks, so as to include all clerks and employees of the Government intended to be benefited thereby. The House also passed the bill to facilitate the settlement of claims of dec