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atives.--Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the Baptist Church. Senate bill providing for the establishment and payment of claims for a certain description of property taken or informally impressed for the use of the army, was put upon its passage, and the question being taken, resulted — ayes 32, noes 35. So the bill was lost. Mr Lyon, of Ala, from the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the bill amendatory of the tax laws, made a report. Mr. McMullen hoped the House would not agree to the report of the committee. He demanded the ayes and noes, which were ordered. The vote being taken on agreeing to the report, resulted — ayes 47, noes 25. So the report was concurred in. Mr. Smith, of North Carolina, from the Committee on Claims, reported back a Senate joint resolution for the relief of Wellington Goddin, with a recommendation that it pass. The resolution was taken up and passed. It authorizes an increase of the rent
f Mr. Foote, laid upon the table — ayes 47, noes 11. Mr. Lyon, of Ala., from the Committee on Ways and Means, reported back, without amendment, Senate bill to provide for the impressment of railroad iron, equipments, and rolling stock of railroads, when the same shall become necessary for the public defence, and to make further provision for the efficient transportation of troops and military supplies. After a lengthy discussion the bill and heading amendments were, on motion of Mr. McMullen, laid upon the table. A message was received from the President vetoing the bill allowing further time to persons within the enemy's lines to fund their Treasury notes. Postponed to next session. A message was received from the Senate announcing the passage of a resolution appointing a committee to wait on the President to inform him that, unless he had some further communications to make, Congress was ready to adjourn. The resolution was concurred in, and Messrs. Russell,
n of inquiry in relation to amending the act concerning the pay of staff officers so as to make its operations prospective. Adopted. Mr. Baldwin, of Virginia, introduced a resolution that the President inform the House by what authority the Secretary of War is impressing slaves, in Virginia, without regard to State laws. Adopted. Also, a resolution that the President transmit to the House copies of the reports of the operations of General Joseph E. Johnston last summer. Adopted. Mr. McMullen, of Virginia, introduced a resolution of inquiry as to the expediency of equalizing the taxation on cotton and wool. Mr. Goode, of Virginia, introduced a resolution calling upon the President for information, in detail, and orders issued for the impressment of brandies, &c. Adopted. Mr. Clark, of Missouri, introduced a bill for the relief of Confederate prisoners in the custody of the enemy. Referred. Mr. J. T. Leach, of North Carolina, introduced a joint resolution declarin
ing 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. Smith, W. E. Smith, Smith of Alabama, Smith of North Carolina, Staples, Turner, Villere, Wickham, Witherspoon--34. This was considered somewhat in the light of
ficers from acting as such more than six months in the same district, and instructing the committee to inquire into the manner enrolling officers have discharged their duty. Adopted. Also, a bill to authorize the agents of the Treasury Department, in the Trans-Mississippi Department, to receive money on deposit and to draw on the treasury at Richmond to the amount of said deposits. Referred to Committee. Ways and Means. Also, a bill to regulate prizes in the case of captured vessels. Referred to Committee on Naval Affairs. Also, a resolution instructing the Committee on Military Affairs to inquire into the expediency of allowing transportation home and back to all officers and soldiers on furlough. Adopted. Mr. McMullen, of Virginia, offered a resolution to establish a joint committee of the two Houses of Congress to consider the propriety of fixing a maximum of prices. Lost. Ayes 14, noes 63. On motion, the House resolved into secret session. Adjourned.
their taxes to the chief collector of the State. House bill to punish conspiracy, reported with an amendment from the Judiciary Committee, was taken up. Pending the discussion on the motion of Mr. Graham to strike out the proviso to the bill and drop the amendment of the committee, On motion, by Mr. Hunter, the Senate resolved into secret executive session. House of Representatives. The House was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Jeter. A Senate bill, providing for the remission of penalties prescribed for the non-delivery of the tithe of bacon for the year 1864, was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. As being in favor of the bill increasing the pay of members of Congress, Messrs. McCallum of Tennessee, and Vest of Missouri, asked the privilege of recording their names. The special order, the sequestration bill, was then taken up, and discussed by Messrs. McMullen, Turner and Gilmer, till the hour of three o'clock, when the House adjourned.
day in has line of retreat to the Brentwood hills. Brigadier General Hatch, of Wilson's corps of cavalry, on the right, turned the enemy's left and captured a large number of prisoners — the number not yet reported. Major-General Schofield's corps, next on the left of the cavalry, carried several hills, captured many prisoners and six pieces of artillery. Brevet Major-General Smith, next on the left of Major-General Schoneld, carried the salient point of the enemy's line with McMullen's brigade, of McArthur's division, capturing sixteen pieces of artillery, two brigadier-generals and about two thousand prisoners. Brigadier-General Gartaud's division, of General Smith's command, next on the left of McArthur's division, carried the enemy's entrenchments, capturing all the artillery and troops of the enemy on the line. Brigadier-General Wood's troops, on the Franklin pike, took up the assault, carrying the enemy's entrenchments. In his retreat, he captured eight
the 11th instant: The very air has been thick and heavy with peace rumors to-day. A fresh impetus has been given them by the development of the fact that the Democratic politician alluded to in the morning papers as having also gone to Richmond on a peace mission, by permission of the President, is no less a personage than General Singleton, of Illinois. He only preceded Frank Blair by a day or two. Coupled with this, it is said that, in secret session of the rebel Congress, Mr. McMullen's resolutions, introduced some time since, have been agreed to, and the commissioners have been selected on the part of the Confederacy to meet at General Grant's headquarters. Their names are said to be: Orr, of South Carolina; Gilmer, of North Carolina, and Alexander H. Stephens, the rebel Vice-President. These are the rumors. The facts are, that Frank Blair and General Singleton have separately gone on missions devoted to peace, though the former has other business. Among the ru
ce, H. W. Bruce, Carroll, Christian, Clark, Cluskey, Conrad, Conrow, De Jarnette, Dupre, Elliott, Ewing, Funsten, Gholson, Goode, Gray Hartridge, Hatcher, Heiskell, Holliday, Johnston, Keeble, Lyon, Machen, Miller, Moore, Perkins, Read, Russell, Sexton, Swan, Triplett, Villere, Wilks, Mr. Speaker. --Yeas, 36. Nays.--Anderson, Baldwin, Barksdale, Baylor, Blandford, Branch, Burnett, Clopton, Colyar, Darden, Farrow, Fuller Gaither, Gilmer, Hanley, Herbert, J. M. Leach, Marshall, McCallum, McMullen, Miles, Ramsay, Rogers, Simpson, J. M. Smith, Smith of N. C., Snead, Staples, Turner, Welsh, Wickham, Witherspoon.--Nays, 32. The following is a copy of the bill as passed: Whereas, The Confederate States are invaded, and the public safety requires the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, the Congress of Confederate States do enact, That the privilege of habeas corpus is hereby suspended until otherwise provided by law, in all cases of arrest or detention by o
te culprits, named William Corbitt and Patrick Fleming, were convicted on Tuesday, November 31, of murdering Patrick Malony Cicero, about six miles west of Chicago. It was a cold-blooded affair, as they had no personal enmity towards their victim, but did it for a paltry fifty dollars given them by a man named Williams, who, for some years past, had cherished a bitter animosity against Maloney. The two men were thoroughly prepared for their coming doom by their spiritual directors, Dr. McMullen and Father Murphy, aided by the Good Sisters of Charity, and no one would have thought, by their calmness, that they were so soon to have been sent before their Maker. At twenty-five minutes before three the doomed men were led forth from their cells to the scaffold, and after a few remarks the caps were drawn and the ropes adjusted, and at precisely ten minutes before three, William Corbitt and Patrick Fleming swung off into eternity. The execution took place in the court-house, and wa
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