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Virginia Legislature. [Extra session.] Senate. Monday, January 23, 1865. The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock M. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the Baptist Church. A resolution of instruction in relation to the taxation of unproductive property by the Confederate Government, passed by the House of Delegates, was concurred in. [The resolution refers to such real estate as has been rendered untenable by the operations of the war, or when, by the capture or removal of slaves and teams thereon, or otherwise, by reason of the presence of the enemy, such real estate may have been rendered unproductive.] Mr. Christian, of Augusta, offered a resolution requiring the Committee for Courts of Justice to report, by bill or otherwise, such legislation as may seem expedient to secure the safe transmission of boxes designed for soldiers in the army, and to provide penalties against the pillage of the same in transportation. Agreed to. The bill providing relief for
Confederate Congress. Senate. Tuesday, January 24, 1865. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the Baptist Church. Mr. Hunter, of Virginia, offered the following resolution, which was agreed to: "Resolved, That the President of the Confederate States of America be requested to furnish the Senate-- "Firstly. Information as to the number of white men between the ages of eighteen and forty-five, and of the number of negroes who, in addition to their own officers, may be r and redemption of the currency was taken up and transferred to the secret calendar. On motion, by Mr. Semmes, the Senate resolved into secret session. House of Representatives. The House was opened with prayer at 11 o'clock by Rev. Dr. Burrows. The House then took up and passed the joint resolution offered by Mr. Branch, of Texas, authorizing the President to appoint commissioners to investigate the proceedings of the Cotton Bureau and the conduct of the military authorities
Virginia Legislature. [Extra session.] Senate. Tuesday, January 24, 1865. At 12 o'clock the Senate was called to order. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the Baptist Church. A communication was received from the Governor, covering resolutions passed by the Texas Legislature on the subject of peace. Mr. Wiley, of Craig, made a motion that the communication and resolutions be laid upon the table and ordered to be printed; but subsequently withdrew his motion, to enable Mr. Keen, of Pittsylvania, to introduce a resolution declaring the sentiments of the Texas Legislature fully in accordance with those entertained by the General Assembly of Virginia, and ordering fifty thousand copies to be printed for distribution among the soldiers of the Confederate armies. Pending the consideration of a motion, made by Mr. Quesenberry, to refer the resolutions to the Committee on Confederate Relations, the Senate took a recess for ten minutes, in order to allow members an opp
Virginia Legislature. [Extra session.] Senate. Wednesday, January 25, 1865. The Senate was called to order at noon. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Burrows. Mr. Christian, of Middlesex, offered a resolution instructing the Committee for Courts of Justice to inquire what is the proper construction to be given to the ninth section of chapter eighteenth of the Code of 1860, in relation to the vacation of the appointment of certain public offices. Agreed to. The following bills were read the third time and passed: Senate bill to deprive certain persons, for certain causes, of the right to institute suits in the courts of this Commonwealth. Senate bill to provide relief for the families of soldiers living within the lines, or under the control, of the enemy. Mr. Christian, of Middlesex, by leave of the Senate, presented a bill to amend and re-enact the 1st section of the act passed October 23, 1863, in relation to the payment of certain claims against the Eastern Lu
Confederate Congress. Senate. Thursday, January 26, 1865. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the Baptist Church. A communication from Mr. James N. Bethune, of Georgia, on the subject of the currency, was referred to the Finance Committee. House bill to increase the efficiency of the cavalry was reported, back from the Military Committee with amendments.--[The amendments provide that all the cavalry shall be mounted and equipped by the Government, and that all the horses anhe consideration of the message was postponed till Saturday, and the message was ordered to be printed. On motion, the Senate resolved into secret session. House of Representatives. The House met at the usual hour.--Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Burrows. The Speaker laid before the House the report of the Commissioner of Patents, which was ordered to be printed. The Senate substitute for the House finance bill was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. Several private
Virginia Legislature. [Extra Session.] Senate. Friday, January 27, 1865. The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock M. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Burrows. Mr. Newton, from the Committee on Elections, to whom had been referred the Senate resolution inquiring into the expediency of changing the day for holding the State election, reported it inexpedient to legislate on the subject. On motion of Mr. Dulaney, the report of the committee was amended so as to read that it is expedient to change the time. The bill to enlarge the bounds of the Nineteenth regiment of the Virginia militia of the line was taken up, the question being upon engrossing the same. Owing to the absence of Mr. Garnett, the bill was laid upon the table, on motion of Mr. Newman, of Mason. Mr. Dickinson, from the Committee on Confederate Relations, reported that they had, according to order, had under consideration joint resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Texas, concerning p
The Daily Dispatch: January 30, 1865., [Electronic resource], "rich man's War — poor man's fight." (search)
Confederate Congress. Senate. Saturday, January 28, 1865. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the Baptist Church. Mr. Butler, of Florida, offered a resolution of concurrence that Congress be adjourned on the 20th of February next. Laid over for further consideration. Mr. Wigfall, of Texas, introduced a bill to provide that certain evidences of debt, viz., all receipts, certified accounts, and other evidences of the value of property purchased or impressed for the use of the Government, which have been, or shall hereafter be, received from the impressing officer or agent, shall be receivable in payment of taxes. The bill was referred to the Finance Committee. Mr. Semmes introduced a bill to extend and continue in force till the 10th of June, 1866, the "act to graduate the pay of general officers," approved 10th of June, 1864. The following message of the President, returning, with his objections, Senate bill to authorize newspapers to be mailed to sol
Virginia Legislature. [extra session.] Senate. Saturday, January 28, 1865. Lieutenant-Governor Price called the Senate to order at 12 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Burrows. A communication was read from the House of Delegates, announcing that they had agreed to the joint resolution relating to an additional track on the Piedmont railroad. Mr. Collier's resolution, providing for the adjournment of the Legislature on the 20th of February to the first Monday in December, was taken up and advocated by its patron. Mr. Keen regarded the resolution as premature, and moved that it be indefinitely postponed. Agreed to. Mr. Newlon, from the Committee on Privileges and Elections, reported a bill to amend and re- enact an act entitled "an act to prescribe the mode of ascertaining and certifiying elections of Delegates and Senators during the existing war," passed March 24, 1863. Mr. Dulaney, by leave, reported a bill to amend and re-enact the 16th section of
he sight and by the eager spirit that animated all present, to the first days of secession. Never before has the war spirit burned so fiercely and steadily.--The firm resolve to resist to the very death the demands of the Northern tyrant that now animates the whole Southern people was plainly visible in that meeting. About seven o'clock Governor Smith, attended by President Davis and several distinguished citizens, came upon the stand. The proceedings were opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the Baptist Church. The Governor addressed the multitude in a patriotic and soul-stirring speech, during which he was frequently interrupted by thunders of applause. He was followed by President Davis in an address of about three-quarters of an hour, during which he was frequently interrupted with the wildest outbursts of applause. Upon the subject of tire recent peace commission, President Davis said he himself had never entertained much hope of effecting honorable terms so lo
us distribution of patriotic tracts, among the soldiers in the army, and the people throughout the Confederate States, was held at the African Church on Tuesday night. The Church was well crowded by an intelligent and appreciative audience. Rev. Dr. Burrows, President of the Association, presided on the occasion. Judge More, of Ky., and Rev'd Mr. Edwards of this city, delivered eloquent and patriotic addresses in advocacy of the Association, and illustrative of the great benefits to result fro heart the inestimable boon for which we have so long contended, for which so much treasure has been expended, and for which so much precious blood has been shed, will fail to give liberally when called upon. The officers of the Association are Dr. Burrows, President, J. Randolph Tucker and Rev. James M. Duncan, Vice Presidents, Messrs. Wm. Bell, Samuel P. Harrison and Wm. G. Paine, Finance Committee, Messrs. John P. Ballard, John O. Steger and Thomas Johnston, Committee of Distribution.
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