The Confederate Senate
met at 12 o'clock M, yesterday, Mr. Hunter
, of Va.
, in the chair.
Prayer by the Rev. Moses D. Hoge
, of the Presbyterian Church.
The roll being called, Messrs. Barnwell
, and Wigfall
, were present.
The President announced that fifteen members were present, which constituted a quorum.
, of La.
, offered a resolution, which was adopted, that the Clerk
of the Senate be instructed to inform the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate were present and were ready to proceed to business.
A message was received from the House
announcing a quorum and the appointment of a committee to wait on the President
, and Simms
, were appointed a committee on the part of the Senate to wait upon the President
in conjunction with the House committee.
On the return of the committees Mr. Brown
informed the Senate that the committees had been requested by the President
to announce that he would communicate with both Houses by message on the following day at 12 o'clock M.
, of Kentucky
, offered a resolution, which was agreed to, instructing the Committee
on Military Affairs to inquire into the expediency of repealing all laws exempting from military service persons who have furnished substitutes; and also for adopting some plan that will be just and proper whereby all such persons may be enrolled in the military service of the Confederate States
also introduced a bill, which was referred to the Committee
on Military Affairs, to prevent the acceptance of substitutes into the military service of the Confederate States
, of Missouri
, introduced a bill, which was referred to the Committee
on Military Affairs, amending the exemption law, and providing for the enrollment, after notice, of all persons who have furnished substitutes in the army, and the repayment to such persons, on proof by the Secretary of the Treasury
or any paymasters, of the amounts of money that such persons have paid to their substitutes.
On motion of Mr. Sparrow
, it was
That hereafter, until further ordered, the Senate meet daily at 12 o'clock M.
On motion of Mr. Hill
, of Georgia
, the Senate adjourned.
The House of Representatives
was called to order by Speaker Bocock
at noon. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Moore
Mr. David Funsten
, member elect from the 9th district, was duty sworn.
moved that the House
go into Committee of the Whole on the state of the currency, which motion was rejected.
presented a bill to prohibit dealing in the paper currency of the enemy, which was referred; and a bill providing for the assembling of Congress on the first Monday in March of each year, which was also referred.
The committee appointed to wait on the President
reported that they had done so, and the President
requested them to inform the House
that he in his message to-day.