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Doc. 126.-Mississippi resolutions on the battle of Manassas, adopted July 26, 1861.

Resolved, 1st. That the Senate of Mississippi most heartily participates in the universal rejoicing of the people of the State of Mississippi and of the Confederate States, over the late brilliant victories achieved by the Confederate arms.

2d. That we tender to the gallant surviving sons of Mississippi, who participated in the heroic achievements of the 18th and 21st inst., the assurance of our liveliest gratitude, and that while they crowned themselves with unfading laurels they have added another chaplet to the crown won for our State on the bloody fields of Mexico.

3d. That a triumphant death having removed some of the brave and noble sons of Mississippi beyond the reach of words, it is ours to enshrine their names and deeds in the hearts and memories of a grateful people. To their bereaved kindred and friends we offer profound condolence, and share with them the consolation of knowing they fell in the arms of victory beneath the consecrated flag of their country.

4th. That we extend to the brave Mississippians on other and less active fields, our admiration for the patient endurance of all the duties and hardships of camp without sharing the brilliant victories that crowned our arms, and that we have full confidence in their will and ability to maintain the high position of Mississippi soldiers whenever an opportunity offers.

5th. That we recognize in the success of the Confederate arms the hand of the Divine Arbiter [413] of human events and humbly invoke His continued smiles and blessings on our arms and country.

6th. That the President of the Senate be instructed to forward copies of these resolutions to colonels commanding Mississippi regiments, with the request that they be read to their respective commands.

The bill in relation to supplying the soldiers of De Soto County with winter clothing was taken up, amended, and passed.--Memphis Appeal, July 31.

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