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rejected by the General Court. unsuccessful attempt to remove difficulties. petition for a City Charter. a new petition for division interposed, which, like another presented nine years later, was unsuccessful. City Charter granted and accepted Although Cambridge was early abandoned as the seat of government, it maintained from the beginning a prominent rank among the towns in the Colony. It was designated, before the establishment of counties, as one of the four towns in which Judicial Courts should be held. Having until that time exercised the whole power of the Colony, both legislative and judicial, the General Court ordered, March 3, 1635-6, That there shall be four courts kept every quarter; 1. at Ipswich, to which Neweberry shall belong; 2. at Salem, to which Saugus shall belong; 3. at Newe Towne, to which Charlton, Concord, Meadford, and Waterton shall belong; 4th, at Boston, to which Rocksbury, Dorchester, Weymothe, and Hingham shall belong. Every of these Courts
The Daily Dispatch: April 9, 1862., [Electronic resource], House of Representatives. Tuesday, April 8, 1862. (search)
ing to the sequestration and confiscation of estates, property, and effects of alien enemies, and asked that it be postponed, placed upon the calendar, with a recommendation that it do not pass. Mr. Mocer, of Ky., from the same committee, reported a bill to increase the penalty now imposed by law in certain criminal cases. Placed upon the calendar and ordered to be printed. Mr. Gartrell, of Ga., from the same committee, reported a bill entitled an act for the establishment of Judicial Courts for the Confederate States. Placed on the calendar and ordered to be printed. Also, reported back the resolution instructing the committee to inquire whether any constitutional obstacle exists to making treasury notes a legal tender. He stated that the committee had carefully considered the question, and as a result of their deliberations five of the committee were found to be of the opinion that such obstacles did exist, whilst the other four were of the opinion that it was not
Congressional Summary. In the Senate, Monday, the following House bills were passed: A bill concerning the fees of District Attorneys, with an amendment providing that the excess of fees over $5,000 shall be paid into the Treasury. A bill supplemental to an act to establish Judicial Courts in certain Indian territories. A bill to authorize the President to offer rewards for the apprehension of fugitives from justics. Also, Senate bill to authorize the Secretary of War to purchase or lease real estate; and, A Senate bill to provide for the appointment of Chief Constructer in the Navy. A bill increase the salary of the Judge of the Eastern District of Virginia was rejected. Also, a bill to fix the salary of the Commissioner of Patents. The Senate bill to provide for the seizure of railroads to facilitate transportation for the Government was discussed at some length, and finally postponed until to day. The Senate bill to conficate the inter
jections, were then agreed to, when Mr. Orr moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the second amendment was agreed to, that one of the Senators from Mississippi might have an opportunity of expressing his sentiments thereon. On motion, by Mr. Caperton, the Senate resolved into secret session. House of Representatives. The House met at the usual hour. Senate bills, to provide for the appointment of a Solicitor for the War Department, to amend the act establishing Judicial Courts, and to abolish the offices of certain commissaries, assistant commissaries, quartermasters and assistant quartermasters, were appropriately referred. Senate joint resolution instructing the Committee on Exchanges to inquire whether arrangements can be made for a general exchange of prisoners, and on what terms, and to report what legislation is necessary to that end, was adopted. The House then resumed the discussion of the resolution, introduced by Mr. Gholson, of Virginia,