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Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): article 12
sion. House of Representatives. --House met at 11 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Read. The House resumed the consideration of the bill pending at the time of adjournment on Saturday, viz:--A Senate bill reported back by Mr. Swann, of Tennessee, from the Military Committee, to authorize the President to accept and place in the service certain regiments and battalions heretofore raised, with amendments. The object of the bill is to authorize the reception of certain regiments, battali it would be wise to modify it by the passage of laws so as to authorize the reception of troops from States held in part by the enemy. He felt satisfied that by the use of proper means from 25,000 to 40,000 men could be raised in Middle and West Tennessee, now in possession of the enemy. Mr. Miles, of S. C., expressed surprise to hear the gentlemen discussing the merits of the Conscription bill, which was now the law of the land; but the President was authorized, at his discretion, to sus
North Carolina (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): article 12
Confederate Congress.Monday, Oct. 6, 1862. Senate. --The Senate met at 11 o'clock, Hon. Mr. Hunter in the chair. On motion of Mr. Clark, leave of absence was granted Mr. Simms, of Ky., during the remainder of the session. Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Finance, reported a hill to repay to the State of North Carolina the excess over her quota paid by her into the Treasury of the Confederate States on account of her war tax. Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Finance, reported a House bill making appropriations for the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial expenses of the Government for the month of December, 1862, with amendments, which were agreed to and the hill passed. Mr. Sparrow, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported a Senate bill to amend an act to further provide for the public defence, with a House amendment, which was concurred in. From the same, a House bill to grant commutation in Hen of quarters for the Superintendent of the inte
United States (United States) (search for this): article 12
bsence was granted Mr. Simms, of Ky., during the remainder of the session. Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Finance, reported a hill to repay to the State of North Carolina the excess over her quota paid by her into the Treasury of the Confederate States on account of her war tax. Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Finance, reported a House bill making appropriations for the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial expenses of the Government for the month of December, 1862, with amendments,ll passed. The bill increases the pay of privates and non-commissioned officers $4 per month. A House bill to provide for the raising and organization of additional forces in the States of Missouri and Kentucky for the army of the Confederate States, with a Senate substitute. The bill authorizes the President to appoint such Major and Brigadier-Generals, field, staff, and company officers, as in his opinion the defences of the country may require, to raise troops in the States of
Missouri (Missouri, United States) (search for this): article 12
A House bill to provide for the raising and organization of additional forces in the States of Missouri and Kentucky for the army of the Confederate States, with a Senate substitute. The bill au opinion the defences of the country may require, to raise troops in the States of Kentucky and Missouri, and if they do not within a reasonable time report their commands ready for duty the President but opposed the substitute. He regarded it as the only hope for the protection of his State, (Missouri.) The peculiarities of the case demanded the measure. The fighting men of Missouri wanted leadMissouri wanted leading men, acting under the authority of the Government, to whom they could rally and accomplish effective organizations. It was necessary that these leaders have the right to select officers to make eointment only of field officers of regiments, battalions and squadrons not already organized in Missouri and Kentucky, was amended, on motion of Mr. Clark, so as to include Brigadier-Generals in the a
South Carolina (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): article 12
authorize the reception of troops from States held in part by the enemy. He felt satisfied that by the use of proper means from 25,000 to 40,000 men could be raised in Middle and West Tennessee, now in possession of the enemy. Mr. Miles, of S. C., expressed surprise to hear the gentlemen discussing the merits of the Conscription bill, which was now the law of the land; but the President was authorized, at his discretion, to suspend the operation of the law in sections where it was deemed Means be instructed to report to this House, at the earliest moment practicable, for its consideration, a tax bill, embracing property, business, and incomes, which will yield at least fifty millions of dollars of revenue. Mr. Boyce, of South Carolina, offered the following as a substitute for the resolution of Mr. Johnson: Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means be instructed to report a bill for a comprehensive system of internal taxation, and authorizing the Secretary of th
t of injustice to military organizations in portions of his State, made up of men who had volunteered in good faith. Mr. Foote concurred in the remarks of his colleague, and was confident that public sentiment would sustain the views expressed. He hoped the House would not act hastily, but would extend the time for receiving these volunteer organizations without a resort to conscription. As a measure bearing upon the peace and quiet of his State be left deeply interested in it. Mr. Atkins, of Tenn, had been in favor of the passage of the Conscript law, but believed it would be wise to modify it by the passage of laws so as to authorize the reception of troops from States held in part by the enemy. He felt satisfied that by the use of proper means from 25,000 to 40,000 men could be raised in Middle and West Tennessee, now in possession of the enemy. Mr. Miles, of S. C., expressed surprise to hear the gentlemen discussing the merits of the Conscription bill, which was n
ing element in the market, well calculated to depreciate the bonds of the Government. How could the operations of such a bill inspire confidence in the Government? The bill was unjust in its provisions, in that it discriminated between the speculator and the producing classes of the Government. The effect of the adoption of such a measure would have an injurious effect abroad. It would be at once declared that the people had no confidence in the financial condition of the country. Mr. McRae, of Miss., followed Mr. Bridgers, in support of the bill, maintaining its constitutionality. Mr. Clapp, of Miss., addressed the House at length in opposition to the bill. The question was then called upon the motion of Mr. Carnett, of Va, to strike out the enacting clause of the bill, the adoption of which, the Chair stated, defeated the bill. The vote being taken, the motion was agreed to. The committee then rose, and the chairman reported its action. Mr. Perkins, of La.,
he committee, authorizing the appointment only of field officers of regiments, battalions and squadrons not already organized in Missouri and Kentucky, was amended, on motion of Mr. Clark, so as to include Brigadier-Generals in the appointment, and then adopted. The President laid before the Senate a message from the Executive, vetoing the bill giving the Quartermaster-General the rank, pay and allowance of a Brigadier General. Ordered to be printed. The Senate then, on motion of Mr. Clay, went into secret session. House of Representatives. --House met at 11 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Read. The House resumed the consideration of the bill pending at the time of adjournment on Saturday, viz:--A Senate bill reported back by Mr. Swann, of Tennessee, from the Military Committee, to authorize the President to accept and place in the service certain regiments and battalions heretofore raised, with amendments. The object of the bill is to authorize the reception of c
his House, at the earliest moment practicable, for its consideration, a tax bill, embracing property, business, and incomes, which will yield at least fifty millions of dollars of revenue. Mr. Boyce, of South Carolina, offered the following as a substitute for the resolution of Mr. Johnson: Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means be instructed to report a bill for a comprehensive system of internal taxation, and authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to dispose of bonds at current rates. The question was upon the resolution of Mr. Boyce, and the vote being taken, it was rejected. The question then recurred upon the resolution of Mr. Johnson and it was also rejected. The vote was then taken upon the resolution of Mr. Perkins, when it was agreed to by a vote of ayes 49, noes 15. Mr. Garnett, of Virginia, moved a reconsideration, and the vote being taken, it was ascertained that the House was without a qu- On motion, the House adjourned.
Confederate Congress.Monday, Oct. 6, 1862. Senate. --The Senate met at 11 o'clock, Hon. Mr. Hunter in the chair. On motion of Mr. Clark, leave of absence was granted Mr. Simms, of Ky., during the remainder of the session. Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Finance, reported a hill to repay to the State of North Carasonable time report their commands ready for duty the President may vacate their offices.--They receive pay from the date of their respective appointments. Mr. Clark supported the original bill but opposed the substitute. He regarded it as the only hope for the protection of his State, (Missouri.) The peculiarities of the cathorizing the appointment only of field officers of regiments, battalions and squadrons not already organized in Missouri and Kentucky, was amended, on motion of Mr. Clark, so as to include Brigadier-Generals in the appointment, and then adopted. The President laid before the Senate a message from the Executive, vetoing the bi
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