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The Daily Dispatch: March 2, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
arged from the further consideration of the subject. The report was received and the committee were discharged. The tax bill was then taken up, and Mr. Semmes, of Louisiana, explained the amendments proposed by the majority of the Senate Finance Committee. Mr. Oldham addressed the Senate on the minority report on the same bill. The Senate then resolved into secret session. House of Representatives. The House met at the usual hour and was opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Dickinson. Mr. Staples, of Virginia, presented certain patriotic resolutions of the Twenty-fourth Virginia regiment, which took the usual course. Under the call of States for bills, resolutions, etc., the following were introduced: By Mr. Fuller, of North Carolina: Joint resolution of thanks to General Whiting, Colonel Lamb, and their officers and men, for their gallant defence of Fort Fisher against two attacks. Referred to Committee on Military Affairs. By Mr. J. T. Leac
iers or otherwise — as the General-in- Chief may deem most expedient." The following was the vote by which the foregoing resolutions were passed at the time in secret session: Yeas.--Messrs. Alderson, Armstrong, Ball, Christian of Augusta, Coghill, Douglas, Frazier, Garnett, Garrison, Hunter, Keen, Lewis, Nash, Neeson, Newlon, Newman of Mason, Newman of Madison, Stevenson, Spitler, Tayloe, Taylor and Thomas--22. Nays.--Messrs. Bales, Bruce, Christian of Middlesex, Collier, Dickinson, Dulaney, Graham, Guy, Hart, Jones, Logan, Lynch, Quesenberry, Saunders, Wiley and Witten--16. Admiral Buchanan appearing in the hall, on motion, the chair was vacated for ten minutes, in order to give the members of the Senate an opportunity to be introduced to him. When the President resumed the chair, the order of the day, being the Senate bill imposing taxes for the support of Government, was taken up and amended, and discussed till the hour of adjournment. Evening sess