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up and the House was addressed by Mr. Gentry, of Tenn.; in favor of the claims of the contestant, Mr. Johnson; and Mr. Curry, of Ala., in favor of the sitting member, Mr. Garland. The contestant and the sitting member were then heard in support of their respective claims, when the question came up upon the resolution of Mr. Trippe, of Ga., to declare the seat vacant in the representation from the third district of Arkansas. This resolution was rejected by a vote of ayes 7, noes 70. Mr. Chilton, of Ala., offered the following: Whereas, the Committee on Elections have excluded all the proof that was offered in the contested election by J. P. Johnson of the seat occupied in this House by A. H. Garland, and yet said proof, if property taken and submitted, has an important bearing in said content; Therefore, Resolved, That the matter of the said contested election be recommitted to the Committee on Elections, with instructions further to investigate said contest, and to al
of Alabama, from the Committee on Claims, reported a bill for the relief of John Hunter, Collector of Customs and Superintendent of the Marine Hospital at Natchez, Miss. The bill was passed. Mr. Clapp, of Mississippi from the same committee reported a bill to provide for the removal or destruction of property in certain cases, and to perpetuate the testimony as to the value of property destroyed or injured during the pending war. The bill was made a special order for Wednesday. Mr. Chilton, of Ala, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported a bill to enable the President of the Confederate States to provide military transportation by the construction of a railroad from Blue Mountain, Ala., to Rome, in Georgia. Laid over to come up in the morning hour to-morrow. Mr. Chambliss, of Va., from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported back joint resolution, originally offered by Mr. Collier, of Va., tendering thanks of Congress to Captain and Flag officer, W. F. Lynch
The Daily Dispatch: October 2, 1862., [Electronic resource], The embalming business in the U. S. Army. (search)
acticable. Resolved, farther. That it would be not at all improper to embody in said address a suggestion of the expediency of hereafter establishing a League, offensive and defensive, between the Confederate States of America and such of said States and Territories beyond the Rocky Mountains as shall determine to assert their separate independence, embodying such stipulations in regard to future commercial intercourse as might prove mutually advantageous to the parties thereto. Mr. Chilton, of Ala, submitted the following joint resolutions in relation to retaliation: Whereas, it is manifest that, despairing of the subjugation of the Confederate States, or any of them, the Congress and President of the United States have deliberately set about the work of inciting the slave population of these States to insurrection by declaring them emancipated from and after the first day of January, 1863, which action on the part of the said Congress and President is in direct viola
nd, of Arkansas, offered the following resolution, and the accompanying papers, which was referred to the Committee on Commerce: Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency and propriety of granting to the Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas Navigation Company the same privileges and franchises which were granted by an act of the Congress of the United States previous to the secession of the Southern States, and report by bill or otherwise. Mr. Chilton, of Ala., moved a suspension of the rules for the purpose of taking up the bill to enable the President to provide means of military transportation by the construction of a railroad from Blue Mountain, Ala., and Rome, Ga. The motion was agreed to, and the bill was taken up and passed by a vote of ayes 37, noes 26. Mr. Sexton, of Texas from the Committee on the Quartermaster's Department, reported back certain resolutions of inquiry in relation to meeting the requisitions upon th
The Daily Dispatch: October 9, 1862., [Electronic resource], Affairs in the Kanawha valley — Sale of Salt. (search)
ired that the public mind should not be withdrawn from the consideration of the defence of the city, This action was taken about the same time that the Governor of Virginia ordered the stores of the city to close at 2 o'clock P. M., and all the inhabitants to suspend their ordinary vocations to engage in drilling for the defence of the city. It was only while the safety of the capital of the Confederacy was endangered by a formidable army that it was thought improper to hold Courts. Mr. Chilton, of Ala, followed Mr. Barksdale, and opposed the bill. M. Betham, of S. C. obtained the floor, but before proceeding with his remarks gave way to a motion to adjourn, and the House adjourned to meet again at 8 o'clock. Evening Session.--The House met at 8 o'clock, and resumed the consideration of the special order. Mr. Bonham, of S. C., stated that he would not undertake to make an argument at length upon the question, as he thought it had been sufficiently discussed. He u
d. The Senate took a recess until 3 o'clock. On reassembling a joint resolution was adopted fixing the hour of five for adjournment, at which hour the Senate adjourned sine die. House of Representatives.--House met at 9 o'clock. Mr. Chilton, of Ala., from the Committee on Commissary and Quartermaster's Department, reported bank the bill to grant commutation for quarters to the Superintendent of the Army intelligence Office, with an amendment of the Senate. Objection was urgerom the Committee on Military Affairs, reported back a bill to provide for the regular return of pay rolls in the army, and asked that the committee be relieved from its further consideration. Agreed to, and the bill laid upon the table. Mr. Chilton, of Ala, from the Committee on Post-Offices and Post Roads, reported back a number of resolutions and memorials. Laid on the table. Mr. Chambers, of Miss, from the Military Committee, reported back a bill entitled "an act to further prot
ng of the 5th battalion Virginia volunteers; agreed to. Mr. Baldwin, of Va., introduced a resolution proposing modification of the rules of the House. Referred to the Committee on Rules. A message was received from the Senate communicating the resolutions of that body on the death of Hon. Wm. Ballard Preston, of Va. Eloquent and touching tributes were paid to the memory of the departed statesman by Messrs. Staples, Lyons, and Goode of Va., Miles of S. C., Perkins of La., and Chilton of Ala. Mr. Staples offered the following resolutions: Resolved, That the members of the House of Representatives have received with deep sensibility the message from the Senate announcing the death of the Hon. Wm. Ballard Preston, a Virginia Senator in the Confederate Congress. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be communicated by the Clerk to the family of the deceased. Resolved, That as a mark of respect to the memory of the deceased, this House do now adjourn
ith a view to a personal explanation. He had presented the resolution relating to the contract for flour with Haxall, Crenshaw & Co., upon information which he believed warranted him in asking for an investigation. He had no reply to make to a publication in one of the morning papers. The information which he now possessed, satisfied him that the frauds were much more enormous than at first supposed, and he trusted the committee would investigate them thoroughly and without delay. Mr. Chilton, of Ala, from the committee on the Quartermaster and Commissary Departments, stated that the committee would lose no time in making the investigation demanded. Mr. Lyons, of Va., asked that the following letter might be read which was done by the Clerk. Mr. Davis, of Miss., objected. Mr. Lyons moved a suspension of the rules, with a view to have the letter read, and the motion prevailed. Richmond, Jan., 24, 1863. Dear Sir: --We notice in the newspapers of this
ry consistent with the military necessities of the Government, and to inquire what legislation, if any, is necessary to accomplish this object. Referred. Mr. Clopton, of Ala., also offered joint resolutions relating to the conduct of the existing was and the late proclamation of the President of the United States. These resolutions contemplate the delivery of officers of the Federal army to the State Government for trial. They elicited some discussion, which was participated in by Messrs. Chilton, Lyons, Foote, and others. During the remarks of Mr. Lyons, Mr. Perkins, of Louisiana stated that if the discussion was to continue be should move that the House resolve itself into secret session, with a view to have some facts laid before it which it would be injudicious to submit in public session. He then moved that the House go into secret session, upon which motion the ayes and noes were called, and resulted — ayes 24 noes 40. Mr. Lyons then proceeded with his remarks,
as practicable) the number of able bodies young men who are new engaged as principals and agents in each of those Departments, and to report by bill or otherwise as to the best and most speedy mode of placing all such in the ranks, and supplying their places with men over the conscript with discharged soldiers — agreed to. Also, a resolution that the Military Committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of abolishing, in part, or in whole, camps of instruction — agreed to. Mr. Chilton, of Ala., introduced a bill to refund to the State of Alabama the sum paid by such State for the steamer Florida; referred to Committee on Claims. Also, a resolution that the President, if not deemed by him inconsistent with the public interest, cause to be transmitted to this House, at the earliest practicable moment, copies of all written evidence of, or relating to, any contract or contracts, and of any change or modification thereof, for supplying the Government with flour, made with
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