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Confederate Congress
first session.

Thursday, March 13, 1862.
Mr. Orr, of South Carolina, offered a joint resolution, which was passed, authorizing a committee of three from the Senate and three from the House on enrollment and engrossment.

Mr. Oldhan, of Texas, presented a memorial from the privates of the 1st Texas Regiment, which, without reading was referred to the Military Committee.'

The President stated that the Secretary had reported that the printing ordered by the Senate yesterday could not be done, because the hands in the office had been called off by the militia draft.

On motion of Mr. Hill, of Ga., the bill providing for the payment for horses lost in the Fishing Creek battle, was transferred to the secret session calendar.

Mr. Johnson, of Arkansas, offered the following:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to inform the senate whether any and what depositories of funds, he has established at Memphis, New Orleans, and other cities or posts of the Confederate States, and if none have been established to report to the Senate whether any and what legislation may be necessary to enable him to establish such depositories, so as to secure a prompt supply of funds for the public service at distant points.

Mr. Johnson complained that these depositories were absolutely necessary, and that parties were now obliged to travel all the way here from the Southwest when they desired funds for the use of the army, at great expense and delay.

Mr. Barkwell, of S. C., stated that there were depositories at the places indicated, and the delays, &c., must proceed from other causes. Still he thought it advisable to make the inquiry.

Mr. Clarke was glad the subject was brought before the House. Since Gen. Price's army of Missouri had been transferred to the Confederate States, there has been great inconvenience and danger in transporting large sums of money in boxes over exposed country. He advocated the establishment of depositories at Fort Smith and Little Rock Arkansas.

The resolution was agreed to, and afterwards the Senate went into secret session.

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