Friday, December 16, 1864.
Prayer by Rev. Dr. Minnegerode
, of the Episcopal Church.
, of Georgia
, presented the petition of Isaac Witten, asking to be relieved from taxation on lands.
Referred to the Finance Committee.
Senate bill to establish the flag of the Confederate States
was reported favorably from the Naval Committee; and, on motion, by Mr. Brown
, was referred to the Military Committee.
Senate bill to regulate supplies of clothing to midshipmen was passed.
offered a resolution, which was agreed to, that the Finance Committee inquire, in cases of payment of tithes of crops grown on rented lands, whether credit shall be allowed landlord or tenant, or apportioned between them.
House bill to increase the pay and mileage of members of Congress was laid over till Monday.
On motion, by Mr. Hill
, the Senate resolved into secret session to consider the bill to suspend the writ of habeas corpus.