House of Representatives.
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1862.
House met at 12 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Dashieel
. Journal of yesterday read.
, of La.
, offered a resolution requesting the Secretary of the Navy
to furnish Congress with a ‘"Navy Register"’ similar in form to that in use under the late Government of the United States
, including a statement of the position held in the old government by the different officers now in the Confederate
A greed to.
, of Tenn.
, presented a bill making an appropriation for the payment of certain interest due to the branch of the Bank of Tennessee at Memphis Referred to Committee on Claims.
E. M. Bruce
offered the following resolution, which was agreed to:
That the Committee
on Foreign Affairs be, and is hereby, directed to investigate and consider the propriety and expediency of immediately suspending all proceedings under the sequestration laws, except the seizing and preservation of property belonging to the Northern Republic
or the citizens thereof.
, of Ky.
, introduced a bill authorizing the President
to accept sixty thousand additional troops from the States of Kentucky
Referred to Military Committee.
The Speaker presented a memorial from the Board of Visitors of the Virginia Military Institute, which after being read, was referred to the Military Committee.
, of Va.
, introduced the following resolution, which was agreed to:
That the President
be requested to direct the heads of the several bureaus in the War
and Navy Departments to inform this House
whether their requisitions on the Treasury have been promptly met; and if not, the reasons assigned for the delay.
Also, a resolution that the President
be requested to inform this House
what number of citizens of the Confederate States
have been arrested by military authority, and are still under arrest; how long such persons have remained in confinement, and what measures have been adopted to secure to them a speedy and impartial trial.
, of La.
, from the Committee of Ways and Means, presented two Senate bills which required the House
to go into secret session, and month that the House
go into secret session, with a view to take up these bills.
The motion prevailed, and after some time spent with closed doors, the House
again resolved itself into open session.
The special order of the day, being the bill to provide for filling up existing companies, squadrons, battalions, and regiments, and to increase the Provisional Army, was taken up. Various substitutes and amendments were submitted, and the House
addressed by Messrs. Miles
, and Crockett
; but without coming to any definite action upon the subject, the House
[It is probable that several days will be consumed in the consideration of this bill.
When it is perfected and passed by the House
, we will publish it for the benefit of those interested.]