The Confederated Congress.
,Feb. 13.--Vice-President Stephens
presented a model flag and the model of a device for the seal of the Confederacy
offered a resolution that the Committee
, in selecting a flag and seal, be instructed to adopt and report a flag as similar as possible to the flag of the United States
, making only such changes as may be necessary to distinguish easily one from the other, and adopt an arrangement by which the stripes shall number the States of the Confederacy
accompanied his resolution with some felicitous remarks, in the course of which, referring to the ‘"Stars and Stripes,"’ he said that flag is an idol of the heart, around which cluster memories of the past which time cannot efface or cause to grow dim.
opposed the resolution.
He said he had regarded from his youth the Stars and Stripes as an emblem of oppression and tyranny.
The debate grew interesting, and, at the suggestion of Mr. Stephens
, Mr. Brooks
withdrew his motion.
Congress then immediately went into secret session.