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Confederate Congress.


Saturday, February 25, 1865.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Jeter, of the Baptist Church.

Mr. Brown, of Mississippi, offered a resolution tendering to Admiral Buchanan a privileged seat in the Senate during his stay in the city. Agreed to.

Mr. Henry, of Tennessee, offered a resolution tendering a privileged seat in the Senate to Governor Isham G. Harris, of Tennessee. Agreed to.

Mr. Henry, of Tennessee, asked leave of absence for his colleague, Mr. Haynes, till the end of the session. Refused — yeas, 7; nays, 9.

House bill to increase the number of ordnance sergeants was considered and rejected.

House bill for the relief of bonded agriculturalists was passed with an amendment striking out the first section.

House joint resolutions expressing the sense of Congress on the subject of the late Hampton Roads peace conference were read and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

House bill to pay the arrears due the army and navy was considered and lost. The bill, upon the presumption that the amount of treasury notes authorized to be issued by existing laws had been exhausted, authorized the issue of an additional $90,000,000; but it was shown that the treasury had not, by $50,000,000, issued the amount authorized. It was further shown that, owing to the derangement of the Treasury Note Bureau in consequence of the advance of the enemy in South Carolina, the bill, if passed, could not be executed, it being impossible that the Note Bureau could be got in operation before the 1st of April next.

Senate bill to abolish the offices of post quartermasters, post commissaries, etc., with House amendment, was taken up. The House amendment struck out so much of the bill as provided for abolishing post quartermasters and quartermasters engaged in the collection of the tax in kind. The amendment was agreed to and the bill passed.

On motion, by Mr. Wigfall, the Senate resolved into executive session.

House of Representatives.

The deliberations of this body were conducted altogether in secret session.

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