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Confederate Congress,
first Session.

Senate Saturday, March 3, 1862
In the Senate, Mr. Baker, of Vin, presented a bill to be entitled an act relating to the prepayment of postage, providing that memorial Congress be allowed the privilege of sending papers and documents through the bills, payment to be collected at the point of delivery.

Mr. Clay, of Ala, suggested that was to present law regarding the matter.

Mr. Baker. said he had examined into the , and was not aware of the fact until yesterday evening.

Mr. Hill, of Ga, said the law only applied a letters and not newspapers and documents.

The Pr said the Clerk would report existing bill.

The bill was read, and also the one subscribed by the member from Florida.

Mr. Hunter, of Va., needs an inquiry converting it fearing it might be verging upon the old tracking privilege.

Mr. Barysall moved it be referred to Commander Post-Office and Post-Roads.

Mr. Smith of La, introduced a bill to re 45 and 46 of the act of the Proclamation Congress, entitled ‘"An act to establish judicial courts in the Confederate States.’" It was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Havers, of Tenn., presented a bill for the payment for horses cost of killed in the military service. The bill provides that any man or staff officer, or any mounted volunteer f, who shall loss his horse in action, by accident, drowning, or by any other means beyond his power of control, and under the of a superior officer, shall be reimigrated in the full value of his loss upon furnishing sufficient proof that the loss was not brought about by his negligence, sic. The bill was ordered to the Committee on Military officers.

Mr. Haynes, of Tenn., offered the follower:

Revised, That the Committee on Military thus be requested to report a bill to the to increase the monthly pay of the experts who are now or shall hereafter engaged in the service of the Confederate i as follows: The Sargeant-major of glory$23;, first sergeants, $71; sergeants, , farries, and tiacksmiths, $17; , $17, and privates, $16; sergeant of artillery and infantry, $25; first $54 each; sergeants, $21; corporals at artificers, $17; musicians, $16, and private $15 each. The non-commissioned of the Mexicans, and privates serving in light officers to have the same pay as those of

The revolution was referred to the Military Committee.

Mr. Sparrow, of La., and Mr. Bill, of Ga., both presented revolutions from the Legislators of their respective States upon the same subjects which were referred.

Mr. Oldeam, of Texas, moved that one hundred copies of the Postmaster general's respect, be printed for the use of the Senate.-- , and the reports ordered to be shared.

The Senate went into secret session, and furnishing a while, opened the doors.

Mr. Semmer, of La., presented the following solution:

Resolved. That the Committee on Naval Af directed to inquire into the expedient providing by law for promotion in the jury, or the conferring of brevet rank based is extinguished services or gallant conduct is revel engagements during the present XX, and to report by bill or otherwise.

By Mr. Peklin, of Miss.:

Resolved. That the Military Committee be insinuated to inquire into the expediency of providing for the employment and payment of negro musicians in the army of the Confederate States.

By Mr. Clay, of Ala.

Resolved. That the Committee on Accounts be instructed to inquire into the proper arched of auditing the accounts of Senators and the officers of the Senate, of certifying the same, of issuing drafts on the Treasury is the payment thereof, and also the method is the contingent fund, and report or otherwise to the Senate.

The Senate then adjourned until to-day.

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