In the Senates,
Tuesday, the House
bill making appropriations for the support of the Government
for the six months ending 31st December, was amended and passed.
The bill declaring the telegraph a port of the postal system of the Confederate States
was possessed until the next session.
The amendments of the House
to the amendments of the Senate to the bill providing for the amendment and collection of taxes (styled the "Machinery Bill") were concurred in. The act provides that the pay of successors shall be $5 per day. In other respects it remains essentially as heretofore stated.
bill to repeal the naturalization laws was taken up, and after a lengthy and interesting debate, was, on account of the thinness of the Senate, postponed until the next session.
bill to amend the act authorizing the transfer of soldiers to regiments from their own States, which was discussed at length some days since, war rejected — yeas 4, nays 12.
After on ineffectual motion to take up the bill to amend the act to better provide for the sick and wounded in hospitals, the Senate resolved into secret session, and soon after adjourned.
, Mr. Stephens
, presided on Monday and Tuesday.
In the House
the following bills were taken up and passed:
A bill to provide for the transfer of troops serving in the army to the navy.
A bill authorizing the Secretary of the Navy
to appoint clerks to the commandants and quartermasters of marine corps.
A bill to regulate the supplies of clothing for enlisted men of the navy.
A bill to increase the pay of Master
's Mates of the navy.
A Senate bill to amend an set to regulate impressments.
Also, a Senate bill to authority the appointment of a chief Constructor
of the Navy, and to fix the pay for the same.
Also, a bill to provide for a provisional Navy of the Confederate States
refused to concur in the amendment of the Senate to the Appropriation bill, which rather out the appropriation for the increase of the pay of soldiers as may be provided by law.