tion of a committee to meet with the citizens of Richmond on this day at noon, and participate with them in a mass meeting, and assure that committee that this House heartily sympathizes with the object of the meeting, but having pressing public business set for to-day, the House cannot with due regard for the public interests, adjourn. "
The Committee on Claims reported a joint resolution providing for the payment of one thousand nine hundred dollars to the legal representative of John R. Cardwell for a slave lost while in the public service.
The Committee also reported adversely upon numerous claims, which were accordingly laid on the table.
The House took up the Senate bill for the appointment of a commissary-general, with the rank, pay and allowances of a brigadier-general.
Pending the discussion of the measure, Mr. Miles intimated that the object of the bill was to put another officer at the head of the Subsistence Department.
Mr. Baldwin stated th
o are refugees from their homes was considered and passed.
House bill making appropriations to defray the expenses of Government from the 1st of January, 1865, to 1st June, 1865, , was considered, and passed with slight amendments.
Senate bill to abolish the office of all officers engaged in discharging the duties of provost- marshals, except within the lines of an army in the field, was considered and passed.
Joint resolution for the relief of the legal representatives of John R. Cardwell, whose negro, William Henry was impressed, with the Columbian Hotel omnibus, and sent to the battle-field of Seven Pines to bring off the wounded, was considered and passed.
Senate bill to amend the law providing tobacco for the army was considered and rejected.
Mr. Henry, of Tennessee, introduced a bill changing the time of the regular meeting of Congress from the first Monday of December to the first Monday in October.
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.