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The Daily Dispatch: January 15, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 13, 1865., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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connected with the defences of the country, the pending question being on concurring in the second House amendment to strike out the clause restricting the number of negroes to be employed to thirty thousand east of the Mississippi river and ten thousand west of that river. After a lengthy debate, chiefly on the question whether or not negroes should be put into the army as soldiers, the Senate refused to concur in the amendment by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs. Brown, Burnett, Dortch, Henry, Johnson of Missouri, Simms, Sparrow and Watson--9. Nays--Messrs. Baker, Caperton, Garland, Graham, Haynes, Hill, Maxwell, Orr, Semmes and Wigfall--10. The other House amendments, with few objections, 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
Confederate Congress. Senate. Saturday, February 11, 1865. The Senate met at 12 o'clock M. Mr. Hunter, of Virginia in the chair. Mr. Dortch, of North Carolina, offered a resolution, which was agreed to, that the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the propriety of providing by law that supernumerary officers and officers of the invalid corps shall be assigned to the command of companies of junior reserves. Senate bill fixing the first Monday in December next, and the same day in every second year thereafter, as the time for holding congressional elections for Missouri, was considered and passed. Senate bill fixing the compensation of military storekeepers was considered and lost. The Senate bill to turn over the business of conscription to the commandants of reserves in the several States, and to abolish the Bureau of Conscription and the office of Commander of Conscripts, was considered and amended. Mr. Watson, of Mississippi
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