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restore to our beloved country the blessings of peace and its ty; and the House of Representatives desire publicity to testify its sense of dependence on God. and its trust in Him as our refuge and strength in this time of peril and danger: Therefore, Resolved That in order to unite with our fellow citizens in this observance of the day, this House when it adjourns to-day will adjourn to meet on Saturday next. Mr. Gartrell, of Georals, offered a substitute for the resolution of Mr. Corry that the members of the House meet in this Hall at 10½ o'clock, and attend Church in a body. Not agreed to. Mr. Boteler, of Va., moved to suspend the rales, with a view to take up and confider the bill reported from the Ordinance Committee, to establish a Nitre and Miring Bureau. The motion was agreed to and the bill taken up and passed. On motion of Mr. Foote, of Tenn, the ues were suspended, and the bill to prevent trading with the enemy, and in connection there with, dealing
The Daily Dispatch: February 19, 1864., [Electronic resource], The address of Congress to the people of the Confederate States. (search)
The address of Congress to the people of the Confederate States. In the House of Representatives on Wednesday last Mr. Corry, of Alabama, made a report from the joint committee of the two Houses appointed under a resolution to prepare an address to the people of the Confederate States. The address is quite lengthy, and opens with a review of what has been accomplished under circumstances the most adverse, and invites attention to the prospects ahead, and the duty of every citizen in this crisis.--Throughout its tone is hopeful and encouraging and its diffusion among the people must evert some influence to dispel despondency where it exists. The long series of oppressive and tyrannical acts which led to a separation of the South from the North are forcibly and truthfully set forth, and the aims and objects of the new Government clearly and intelligibly defined. In alluding to the measures which were enacted and the steps taken in the formation of the Confederacy, the com
itizens, to defeat the election of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson to the offices of President and Vice President of the United States. Resolved, That delegates from this Convention be appointed to the National Democratic Convention to be appointed to the National Democratic Convention to be held in Chicago, Ill, and that we pledge our united effort to the support of the nominees of said Convention. In Maine, where the "factory masters" live, the Union Convention has nominated Gov. Corry for re-election. Resolutions were adopted endorsing the war policy of the National Government; declaring that no compromise should be made; that the war should be prosecuted until full subcommission is yielded to the Constitution and legal authorities of the nation; expressing entire confidence in Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson; declaring that they should be enthusiastically supported for President and Vice President of the United States; endorsing the Baltimore platform, and expressi