met yesterday at 12 o'clock M. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Ryland
, of the African Church.
On motions, severally made and agreed to, the privileges of the floor were granted to Gen. Howell Cobb
, Gov. Harris
, and Gov. Humes
A message was received from the House
announcing the passage of the Senate bill (Mr. Simms
's,) to prevent the future acceptance of substitutes in the army, with an amendment striking out the clause repealing all acts authorizing substitution.
The amendment of the House
was concurred in and the bill passed.
, of Ala.
, introduced the following resolutions on the death of Mr. Yancey
, and delivered an able and feeling eulogy of the deceased:
That we have heard with deep regret of the death of the Hon. William Lowndes Yancey
, a Senator from the State of Alabama
, and that we tender to his family our earnest sympathy in their afflictive bereavement.
That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the family of the deceased, and that the House
be informed of the action of the Senate.
That as a further mark of respect to the memory of the deceased the Senate do now adjourn.
, of S. C.
, and Mr. Brown
, of Miss.
, also delivered eulogize.
The resolutions were then unanimously adopted and the Senate adjourned.
was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Duncan
, of Ala.
, presented a bill to regulate imports and exports, and a bill to repeal the laws of naturalization.
, of Ala.
, introduced a bill to amend the act providing for the funding and further issue of Treasury notes, approved March 23d, 1863. Referred.
, of Ala.
, introduced a bill to amend section 1,127 of the army regulations, so as to prohibit officers not actually in service in the field from drawing subsistence stores for the use of their families.
, of Ark.
, offered a resolution, which was adopted, instructing the Committee
on Military Affairs to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill ratifying the consolidation of certain regiments, and providing for the consolidation of others in the future.
, of Mo.
, introduced an act for placing in the military service persons claiming to be citizens of the United States
Referred to the Military Committee.
, of Ky.
, offered a resolution to place on the calendar of the present session the bill of the last session to continue in pay all wounded and disabled officers, who have been so disabled in the military service.
, of N. C.
, offered a resolution of inquiry in reference to the enforcement of the impressment act, which was referred to the Judiciary Committee.
, of S. C.
, offered a resolution instructing the Military Committee to inquire into the expediency of authorizing, by law, the President
to summarily dismiss and put into the ranks any officer who may allow himself and command to be surprised by the enemy.
A resolution was offered by Mr. Foote
and agreed to, that the Military Committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of bringing in a bill calling into military service all persons heretofore exempted by the employment of substitutes.
, of La.
, introduced the following bill, which was referred to the Committee
on Military Affairs:
in the present circumstance of the country, it requires the aid of all who are able to bear arms:
The Congress of the Confederate States do therefore enact,
That no person shall hereafter be exempted from military service by reason of his having furnished a substitute.
, of Tenn.
, presented a preamble and resolutions with reference to the proclamation of amnesty of Abraham Lincoln
, characterizing its author as "the imbecile and unprincipled usurper, who now sits enthroned upon the ruins of constitutional liberty in Washington city
; and declaring that there has never been a day or an hour when the people of the Confederate States
were more inflexibly resolved than they are at the present time never to relinquish the struggle of arms in which they are engaged, until that liberty and independence for which they have been so earnestly contending, shall have been at last achieved, and made sure and steadfast, beyond even the probability of future danger."
expressed his regret at the introduction of the resolutions.
He thought silent contempt was the only proper means of treating the manifesto of the miserable despot at Washington
He therefore moved to lay the preamble and resolutions on the table, and the motion was agreed to.
[Similar resolutions were afterwards introduced by Mr. Miller
, of Va.
, and they took the same direction.]
The bill for the organization of a Supreme Court was taken up from the calendar of the last session, and, after considerable discussion, its consideration was postponed until the 3d Monday in January, 1864.
, of Va.
, offered a resolution that the Military Committee inquire into the expediency of allowing the families of soldiers, who are refugees, to purchase from the Commissary
nearest to them one ration per day, at Government prices.
', of Va.
, introduced a bill, which was referred to the Special Committee on Currency, to facilitate the raising of ways and means to carry on the war.
, of Va.
, introduced a bill to allow the tax in kind of cured bacon to be commuted in certain cases.
Referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.
A bill was introduced by Mr. Chambliss
to facilitate the detection of fraud in the Commissary
A message was received from the Senate, communicating a resolution adopted by that body in memory of the late William Lowndes Yancey
, late a member of that body from the State of Alabama
A resolution expressive of the sense of the House
at the announcement was offered by Mr. Chilton
, of Ala, and eloquent speeches were made by Messrs. Chilton
, and Lewis
The resolutions were adopted, and the House