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he Government, according to the estimates submitted with the report, for the six months ending on the 30th June, 1865, amount to $438,102,679, while the Secretary estimates that there will remain unexpended, out of former appropriations, on the 1st January, 1865. a balance of $467,416,504. It would, therefore, seem that former estimates have been largely in excess of actual expenditures, and that no additional appropriations are required for meeting the needs of the public service up to the 1st July of next year. Indeed, if the estimates now presented should prove to be as much in excess of actual expenditures as has heretofore been the case, a considerable balance will still remain unexpended at the close of the first half of the ensuing year. The chief difficulty to be apprehended in connection with our finances results from the depreciation of the treasury notes, which seems justly to be attributed by the Secretary to two causes: redundancy in amount and want of confidence in
ir is the following: Nevertheless, unforseen political difficulties have arisen, especially in Brazilian and British ports and on the northern boundary of the United States, which have required, and are likely to continue to require, the practice of constant vigilance and a just and conciliatory spirit on the part of the United States, as well as of the nations concerned, and their Governments. The following shows the Yankee exhibit of their debt: The public debt on the 1st day of July last, as appears by the books of the Treasury, amounted to one billion, seven hundred and forty thousand million, six hundred and ninety thousand, four hundred and eighty-nine dollars and forty-nine cents. --Probably, should the war continue for another year, that amount may be increased by not far from five hundred millions. The late Presidential vote. Lincoln put in a vast quantity of bogus votes at the late election, and now bases on them a statement that the population of t
says that the number of vessels arriving at two ports only from the 1st of November to the 6th of December was for:-three, and but a very small proportion of those outward bound were captioned. Out of 11,796 bales of cotton shipped since the 1st of July last, but 1,272 ere lost — not quite eleven per cent. The special report of the Secretary of the Treasury in relation to the matter shows that there have been imported into the Confederacy at the ports of Wilmington and Charleston site Oc, by the port of Galveston through Mexico, across the Rio Grand. The shipments of cotton made Government account since March 1864, amount to $5,296,006 in specie. Of this, cotton, to the value of $1,500,000, has been shipped since the 1st of July and up to the 1st of December. It is a matter of absolute impossibility for the Federal to stop our blockade-running at the port of Wilmington. If the wind blows off the coast, the blockading fleet is driven off. If the wind blows landwa
illed, wounded and missing, one hundred and ninety-five. The enemy opposed to it, by the statement of a staff officer subsequently captured, two thousand; the loss of Cleburne's division, eleven; that of the enemy on his front, one thousand; and Major-General Leering reported two hundred and thirty-six of his corps killed, wounded and missing; and the loss of the enemy, by their own estimate, at between-two thousand five hundred and three thousand, which he thinks very small. On the 1st of July, Major-General Smith's division was ordered to support the cavalry on our left. Their effective total was about fifteen hundred. On the 2d, the enemy's right being nearer to Atlanta by several miles than our left, the army fell back during the night to Smyrna church. On the 4th, Major-General Smith reported that he should be compelled to withdraw on the morning of the 5th to the line of entrenchments covering the railroad bridge and Turner's ferry. The army was, therefore, ordered to r
General to purchase United States postage stamps for certain purposes was considered and passed. House bill to amend the act to reduce the currency, etc., was reported back by the Finance Committee with an amendment providing for the issue of coupon bonds instead of registered bonds. The amendment was agreed to, but the bill rejected — yeas, 6; nays, 11. The Finance Committee reported back, with amendments, House bill making appropriations for support of the Government from the 1st of July to the 31st of December, 1865. The amendments, which were unimportant, were concurred in, and the bill was passed. Mr. Barnwell's motion to reconsider the vote by which was passed House bill to provide for the payment of arrears due the army and navy was taken up, and the Senate refused to reconsider. A message was received from the President stating that he had under consideration the act entitled "an act to diminish the number of exemptions and details, and suggesting that it
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