Monday, January 9, 1865.
The Senate met at 12 o'clock M. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Norwood
, of the Episcopal Church.
, of Mississippi
, offered a resolution, which was laid on the table and ordered to be printed, that, the House of Representatives concurring, a joint committee of both Houses should be appointed to investigate and report upon the condition of the prisoners of war held by the Confederate
and United States
authorities; and, also, to report on the causes of the stoppage of the exchange of prisoners.
, from the Military Committee, reported a bill to provide for the re-organization of companies, battalions and regiments in certain cases.
Placed on the calendar and ordered to be printed.
, from the Military Committee, reported back adversely, and asked to be discharged from their further consideration, House
bill to provide for an increase of the pay of hospital matrons, and a Senate resolution on the same subject; Senate resolution relative to soldiers' rations; House
bill to allow free transportation to officers traveling on leave of indulgence; and House
bill providing for the formation of new companies out of the officers of disbanded companies, battalions and regiments.
, from the same committee, laid before the Senate a communication from Lieutenant-General J. A. Early
asking an investigation, either by the Military Committee or a select committee, into the conduct of the last campaign in the Valley
Laid on the table and ordered to be printed.
On motion, by Mr. Wigfall
, the Senate resolved into secret session.
House of Representatives.
met at 11 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Duncan
, of the Methodist Church.
resumed the consideration of the Consolidation bill; which was, after being variously amended, passed.
Yeas, 38; nays, 37.
The vote was immediately reconsidered.
Yeas, 38; nays, 36.
Pending a motion to change the daily hour of meeting to 12 M., the House