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The Daily Dispatch: April 21, 1863., [Electronic resource], Congressional Summary. (search)
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