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Confederate Congress.


Senate.

Friday, December 2, 1864.
Prayer by the Rev. M. D. Hoge, of the Presbyterian church.

Mr. Garland introduced a bill to amend the act to increase the efficiency of the army by the employment of negroes in certain capacities. Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The Committee on Finance was discharged from the further consideration of the resolution in relation to the receipt, in payment of taxes, of certificates and stated accounts.

Mr. Hunter presented the petition of the adjutants of Virginia regiment is asking to be advanced to the rank of captain.

The Finance Committee was discharged from the further consideration of the resolution relative to receipts given for tax in kind by mistake to unauthorized persons.

House bill relative to the receipt of counterfeit treasury notes by Government officers was considered and rejected.

Senate bill regulating the mileage and compensation of the members of the second session of the second Congress was considered and passed.

Mr. Sparrow, from the Military Committee, reported a bill appropriating $100,000, to be expended in furnishing supplies to our citizens held as prisoners by the enemy. Ordered to be printed. The bill to allow transportation to any officer traveling with leave of absence was reported adversely by the Military Committee.

The bill to allow transportation to any officer traveling with leave of absence was reported adversely by the Military Committee.

Senate bill, with amendments, to exempt from import and export restrictions the cargoes of vessels owned by States was, after discussion, postponed till Monday.

House joint resolution relative to the exemption of State officers, was, on motion of Mr. Watson, of Mississippi, taken up; and, after discussion.

On motion, by Mr. Semmes, of Louisiana, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion, by Mr. Hill, it was ordered that when the Senate adjourn, it be to Monday next.

On motion, by Mr. Hill, the Senate adjourned.


House of Representatives.

The House was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Burrows.

The unfinished business under the call of States, being the resolutions of Mr. Foote in reference to a convention of States, coming up, Mr. Blandford moved to lay the resolutions on the table; upon which the ayes and noes were ordered and resulted: Ayes, 63; noes, 13.

So the resolutions were laid on the table.

Mr. Foote offered a bill to increase the pay and mileage of members of Congress fifty per cent., which was referred to the Committee on Pay and Mileage.

By Mr. Alkins, of Tennessee: Reinstructing the Special Committee on Conscription to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill prohibiting enrolling officers from acting as such more than six months in the same district, and instructing the committee to inquire into the manner enrolling officers have discharged their duty. Adopted.

Also, a bill to authorize the agents of the Treasury Department, in the Trans-Mississippi Department, to receive money on deposit and to draw on the treasury at Richmond to the amount of said deposits. Referred to Committee. Ways and Means.

Also, a bill to regulate prizes in the case of captured vessels. Referred to Committee on Naval Affairs.

Also, a resolution instructing the Committee on Military Affairs to inquire into the expediency of allowing transportation home and back to all officers and soldiers on furlough. Adopted.

Mr. McMullen, of Virginia, offered a resolution to establish a joint committee of the two Houses of Congress to consider the propriety of fixing a maximum of prices. Lost. Ayes 14, noes 63.

On motion, the House resolved into secret session. Adjourned.

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