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e Halyburton to $10,000. Mr. Chilton, of Alabama, reported from the Judiciary Committee the Supreme Court bill, which was ordered to be printed and made a continuing special order. Mr. Russell moved to go into secret session. Mr. Orr said, to test the matter, he would call the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and resulted as follows: Yeas--Messrs. Anderson, Atkins, Baylor, Blandford, Bradley, Branch, Bridgers, E. M. Bruce, H. W. Bruce, Chambers, Chilton, Clark, Cluskey, Colyar, Conrow, Darden, Dejarnette, Dickinson, Dupre, Ewing, Foote, Gholson, Hartridge, Hatcher, Herbert, Holliday, Johnston, Keeble, Kenner, Lyon, Machen, McCallum, McMullen, Montague, Norton, Perkins, Read, Rives, Russell, Sexton, Triplett, Vest, Welsh, Wilkes, Mr. Speaker--45. Nays--Messrs. Akin, Ayer, Baldwin, Bell, Boyee, Clopton, Farrow, Foster, Fuller, Gaither, Garland, Gilmer, Hanly, Hilton, Holder, Lamkin, J. M. Leach, Lester, Logan, Marshall, Miles, Murray, Orr, Ramsay, Simpson, J. M
expressing it as the sense of Congress that the troops in the field ought to be paid in preference to other officers and employees of the Government. Mr. Witherspoon, of South Carolina, offered a resolution, which was adopted, looking to the authorization, by Congress, of the Postmaster General to purchase United States postage stamps for the use of citizens who have relations who are prisoners at the North; and also advocating the giving of the franking privilege to Confederate prisoners. Mr. Miles, of South Carolina, introduced a bill to authorize hospital accommodations to retired officers and soldiers. Mr. Boyce, of South Carolina, introduced a resolution, which was adopted, limiting debate to thirty minutes. A resolution of Mr. Colyar, of Tennessee, was adopted, fixing the hour of meeting of the House at 11 o'clock A. M. and adjournment at 10 P. M., with an intervening recess. On motion of Mr. Baldwin, the House went into secret session. Adjourned.
owing: "Resolved, That the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus is one of the great bulwarks of Freedom, and ought not to be suspended exception extreme cases, where the public safety imperatively demands it: That the people of the Confederacy are engaged in a great struggle for Liberty, and no exigency now exists requiring its suspension." Mr. Leach asked the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and resulted as follows: Yeas.--Messrs. Anderson, Bell, Boyce, Branch, Clopton, Colyar, Cruikshank, Darden, Foster, Fuller, Garland, Gilmer, Lamkin, J. M. Leach, J. T. Leach, Lester, Logan, Marshall, Miles, Murray, Orr, Ramsay, J. M. Smith, W. E. Smith, Turner and Wickham--26. Nays.--Messrs. Akin, Baldwin, Batson, Baylor, Blandford, Bradley, H. W. Bruce, Burnett, Chrisman, Clarke, Cluskey, Conrow, De Jarnette, Dupre, Ewing, Farrow, Gaither, Gholson, Goode, Gray, Hanly, Hatcher, Herbert, Hilton, Holden, Johnston, Keeble, Lyon, Machen, Moore, Norton, Perkins, Read, Russell,
The Daily Dispatch: January 30, 1865., [Electronic resource], "rich man's War — poor man's fight." (search)
diers in said service." The proviso was laid on the table by the following vote: Ayes.--Messrs. Akin, Atkins, Baldwin, Barksdale, Batson, Baylor, Bell, Blandford, Branch, E. M. Bruce, Burnett, Carroll, Chilton, Clark, Clopton, Cluskey, Colyar, Conrow, Dickinson, Dupre, Elliott, Ewing, Farrow, Gaither, Garland, Gholson, Gray, Hatcher, Hilton, Holder, Johnston, Keeble, Lester, Lyon, Machen, Marshall, Menees, Miller, Moore, Norton, Read, Russell, Sexton, Shewmake, Simpson, Snead, Tripletsuch employment, at valuations to be fixed under the first section of an act to regulate impressments, passed March 26, 1863, which places the valuation under the control of vicinage boards. The amendment was adopted — ayes, 43; noes, 22. Mr. Colyar, of Tennessee, moved to strike out the condition of the clause, which restricts the impressment to one out of every five male slaves of those employed in agricultural or mechanical pursuits, so that not more than one out every five male slaves
irman of a committee of investigation on the subject of supplies, he had found that this department was conducted with more energy and efficiency than any other department under the Government. Mr. Miles thought in such times as these we must make success the test of merit. We could not afford to have unsuccessful officers. The vote being taken, the bill was passed. The consideration of the tax bill was then resumed. Messrs. Perkins, Chilton and Chambers spoke at length to the general merits of the propositions before the House. The hour for the termination of the general debate having arrived. Mr. Aiken, of Georgia, offered on amendment making 7.30 notes receivable in payment of taxes. Mr. Colyar, of Tennessee, moved to substitute so as to make all Government securities so receivable. Mr. Conrad moved to amend so as to make the old issue also receivable in payment of these taxes. Pending which the House, at half-past 3 P. M., adjourned.
o the army81,993 Number of deserters returned to the army21,056 Number estimated to have joined the army without passing through camps of instruction76,206 assigned to various duties, not in active service7,733 exempts of all ages, between seventeen and fifty66,586 Agricultural details2,217 details on grounds of public necessity, on railroads, telegraph lines, etc.5,803 detailed in departments and bureaux4,612 detailed contractors717 detailed mechanics, etc.6,960 on motion of Mr. Colyar, of Tennessee, Governor Isham G. Harris, of Tennessee, was invited to a privileged seat on the floor during his stay in the city. Senate bill to authorize the appointment of seven majors, five captains, five first and five second lieutenants as additional officers in the engineer corps was passed. Senate bill continuing in force, for one year, the act to graduate the pay of general officers was reported back without amendment from the Committee on military Affairs. Pending t
The Daily Dispatch: March 3, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
d Post-Roads, under a suspension of the rules, introduced a bill to amend the act fixing the salaries of certain civil officers in the Trans-Mississippi Department, approved February 18, 1865, declaring the salaries therein provided to be annual salaries, and continuing their pay until otherwise provided by law. The House also took up and passed the bill giving naval storekeepers the allowances of a first lieutenant of the navy on shore duty. The House also passed a bill for the payment of properly authenticated claims against the cotton "office" of the State of Texas for cotton purchased by W. A. Broadwell and other agents. The bill is similar in its provisions to the one just previously passed on the same subject with reference to cotton purchased by J. W. Hutchins, and appropriates two millions of dollars for the purpose indicated. On motion of Mr. Colyar, of Tennessee, the House went into secret session. When the doors were re-opened the House adjourned.
provisions of this act." The amendment was concurred in by the following vote: Ayes.--Messrs. Anderson, Barksdale, Batson, Baylor, Blandford, Bradley, H. W. Bruce, Carroll, Clark, Clopton, Conrad, Darden, De Janette, Dickinson, Dupre, Elliott, Ewing, Funsten, Garther, Goode, Gray, Hanly, Johnston, Keeble, Lyon, Marchen, Marshall, McMullin, Menees, Miller, Moore, Murray, Perkins, Read, Simpson, Snead, Staples, Triplett, Villere. Nays--Messrs. Atkins, Baldwin, Branch, Chambers, Colyar, Cruikshank, Fuller, Gholson, Gilmer, Hartridge, Hatcher, Herbert, Holliday, J. M. Leach, J. T. Leach, Logan, McCallum, Ramsay, Rogers, Sexton, J. M. Smith, Smith of North Carolina, Turner, Wickham, Wilkes, Witherspoon, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Lyon, from the Committee on Ways and Means, reported a bill for the relief of the Exchange Bank at Norfolk, which was considered and passed. Mr. Chrisman, of Kentucky, offered a bill "to authorize prisoners of war to fund treasury notes," which was
tution already provided for the promotion of officers by the general commanding an army or the President.] The House sustained the veto of the President by refusing to pass the bill, as follows: Yeas.--Messrs. Atkins, Clopton, Cruikshank, Farrow, Fuller, Gilmer, Gray Herbert, Holliday, J. M. Leach, Logan Ramsay, Simpson, Smith of North Carolina, Wickham--15. Nays.--Anderson, Baldwin, Barksdale, Batson, Baylor, Blandford, Bradicy, Branch, Burnett, Carroll, Chambers, Chrisman, Clark, Colyar, Conrad, Conrow, Darden, De Jarnette, Dickinson, Ewing, Funsten, Gaither, Gholson, Goode, Hanly, Hartridge, Hatcher, Johnston, Lyon, Machen, Marshall, McMullin, Menees, Miller, Pugh, Read, Rogers, Russell, Sexton, J. M. Smith, Staples, Swan, Triplett, Wilkes--44. The Chair laid before the House Senate bill "to limit the issue of forage in certain cases." Passed. Mr. Ramsay, of North Carolina, under a suspension of the rules, offered a bill "to allow transportation to certain office
d. Senate bill to repeal the eighth section of the act to regulate the business of conscription was considered and passed. On motion, by Mr. Semmes, the Senate resolved into executive session. House of Representatives.Evening session. Monday, March 13, 1865. The House met half-past 7 o'clock. Mr. Lyon, under a suspension of the rules, introduced a joint resolution in relation to the purchase of public securities. Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. Mr. Colyar introduced a bill "to provide for issuing bonds when certificates of the money has been lost." On motion of Mr. Read, of Kentucky, the bill was laid on the table. The Chair laid before the House the general appropriation bill, which had been returned from the Senate with certain amendments. [One amendment of the Senate struck out the words: "For compensation of three commissioners appointed under the sequestration act, and for clerk hire and contingent expenses, six thousand
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