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at home. We have been lurking in the antechambers of foreign ministers long enough.--It is time that our suit was abandoned. It is time that our Commissioners were recalled, and that they should depart in the most public and conspicuous manner. The spectacle of their retirement under advice from their Government, would certainly inspire a higher respect for our cause than a patient and obsequious continuance as beggars at the doors of foreign powers. The resolution lately introduced by Mr. Swann into Congress, to this effect, rings of the true metal, and accords with the manly feeling of the country. When we first erected our Government it was proper that we should dispatch messengers to Europe to represent the interests of our cause in that quarter. During the first months of our struggle with the enemy, it was natural that foreign powers should request them to consider of the propriety, or rather policy, of our recognition. It was even excusable that our permanent governm
iss., offered a resolution instructing the military committee to inquire into the expediency of appropriating $500,000 for the support of the families of prisoners taken at Fort Donelson, and for the comfort of the prisoners themselves. Mr. Conrad, of La., moved to amend the resolution by inserting, instead of "prisoners taken at Fort Donelson," "all of our prisoners of war now in the bands of the enemy," and striking out the specific sum. The resolution as amended was agreed to. Mr. Swann, of Tenn., presented a bill to create the office of Judge Advocate General. Referred to Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Garnett, of Va., asked leave of absence for his colleague, Col. Pryor, who had joined his regiment, now in the field.--Granted. Also, presented a resolution requesting the President, if not in his judgment in conflict with the public interest, to communicate to this House the report of Brig. -Gen. Wise of the battle on Roanoke Island adopted. A communic
een, on the part of any of our military commanders, a want of proper economy in the expenditure of money, or an unnecessary waste or destruction of public property. Mr. Baresdale, of Miss., presented a memorial relative to a claim from Mr. Leighman, which was referred to the Committee on Claims. Mr. Davidson, of N. C. offered a resolution that the Committee on Indian Affairs he instructed to report a bill for taking the consus of the Cherokee Indians east of the Mississippi. Mr. Swann, of Tenn., introduced two designs for a flag. Referred to Committee on Flag and Seal. Mr. Foots, of Tenn., introduced the following resolution, which was agreed to: Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire and report to this House, as soon as practicable, whether or not the true spirit, intent, and meaning of the Constitution of the Confederate States, be not such as to demand an early organization under the permanent Constitution of the Executive D
n in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Confederate States. Agreed to. Mr. Davis, of Miss., moved that the injunction of secrecy be removed from the bill passed on Saturday for the reorganization of the army. The motion was not agreed to. Mr. Davidson, of N. C., introduced a bill to authorize the payment of the sums advanced by the State of North Carolina to the Confederate States, and for other purposes Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Swann, of Tenn., offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the Judiciary Committee inquire what legislation, if any, is necessary to legalise the acts of the Marshal and District Attorney of Tennessee, and that the committee report by bill or otherwise. Agreed to. Mr. Foots offered a resolution calling upon the Secretary of War to furnish the House with the report of Brigadier-General Henry A. Wise, of the affair at Roanoke Island. Upon this resolution a lengthy debate too
he had not been taken prisoner, he believed he would have been one of the Napoleons of our Sicily in this war. He had the same confidence in Gideon Pillow and John B. Floyd that he had in Simon Buckner. He would vote for the resolution of thanks, and would make it five hundred percent stronger. After considerable discussion, participated in by Messrs. Foots, Wilcox and others. Mr. Pugh of Ala., moved that the resolution be laid upon the table, and the motion was agreed to. Mr. Swann introduced a resolution for the preparation of geographical and topographical maps. Referred to Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Gray, of Texas, offered a resolution to instruct the Committee on Claims to inquire into the expediency of the government assuming control of all railroads and their rolling stock during the war. Agreed to. Mr. Sexton, of Texas, introduced the following resolution, which was agreed to: Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means be instructed
on of the country north of the Rappahannock. On Thursday, the 17th, about two o'clock P. M., Capt. Swann, of the Caroline cavalry, with some forty of the Lancaster cavalry, was on picket above Yelloord, on the Fauquier road, when his videttes reported some Yankee cavalry were approaching. Captain Swann then advanced to meet them, thinking it only a scouting party, and sending four men in advance, when they were pursued by a full company of Yankees, who, when they came in sight of Capt. Swann's squad, thought they were in danger of a large force, retreated, and Capt. Swann seizing the oppoCapt. Swann seizing the opportunity with his forty Lancaster heroes charged upon them, killing three, including a lieutenant, and wounded seven. Seeing himself almost surrounded by the Yankee cavalry, he fell back to Berea campthirty of their men in the fight. Such is a true statement of the circumstances, as the writer was present, saw all, and participated in the engagement. A Member of Capt. Swann's Cavalry.
, co E, 44th Ga; S G Boon, co F, 1st N C; T J Simmons, Lt. Col, 45th Ga; Jno Rigby, co D, 35th Ga; F M Stovald, Lt. co A, 19th Ga; J J Buckelerd, co H, 44th Ga; M P Sweeney, co E, 44th Ga; S W McMullen. co I, 44th Ga; P W Ward, co F, 44th Ga; J P Morris, co I, 44th Ga; J V Kelley, co B, 44th Ga; D L Hitchcock, co F, 44th Ga; P M Stewart, co C, 44th Ga; J W Lewis, co D, 44th Ga; C L Pitts, co H, 44th Ga; J F McKibben, co D, 44th Ga; J W Brooks, co I, 44th Ga; Saml Millans, co P, 44th Ca; J M Swann, co D, 19th Ga; L Burroughs, co K, 19th Ga; E A Smith, Lt co K, 49th Ga; J W Scott co H, 48th Ga. Third Georgia Hospital. David Denton, 28th Ga; J H Wodley, 44th Ga; J C McGulggun, 38th N C; Wm Derrick, 44th Ga; A C Roberts, 35th Ga; N M South, W H Clopton, W H Vaughn, 44th Ga; P M Bairfield, 27th Ga; Banks Crawford, Corp J Merrison, 19th Ga; S A Parker, R Chandler, E Farrar, 2d Ga; J Parker, Jno W Jackson, 15th Ga; H W Willis, 2d Ga; J P S Nash, 27th Ga; J H H Brown, 8th Ga; W C S
inform this House of the number of soldiers enrolled under the Conscription act, and from what States they have been drawn, and whether the enrollment under said act has been completed in any or all the Confederate States. Agreed to. Mr. Conrad, of La., offered a resolution that the Committee on Naval Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of abolishing the office of Secretary of the Navy, and that the Secretary of War be entrusted with the duties thereof. Adopted. Mr. Swann, of Tenn., introduced a joint resolution declaring Benjamin F. Butler, and officer of the United States army, an enemy of the human race. Mr. Heiskell offered a resolution that the President be requested to communicate to this House how many troops have been raised under the Conscript bill, &c. Agreed to. Also, a joint resolution to secure the prompt publication of engagements with the enemy. Laid on the table. Mr. Sexton, of Texas, presented a bill for the increase of the pay o
to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Also, a resolution for raising a committee, to consist of one from each State, to examine into the condition of the Departments of the Quartermaster and Commissary Generals. Referred to the select committee announced this morning. Also, a resolution that Hon. S. R. Mallory, as Secretary of the Navy, doe not possess the confidence of Congress or the country. Mr. Kenan, of Georgia, moved that the resolution be postponed indefinitely. Mr. Swann, of Tenn, moved to lay the resolution on the tables and on this motion the ayes and noes were called, and the vote being taken resulted as follows; Ayes 47, noes 41. Mr. Foote then offered a resolution that a committee of one from each State be appointed, whose duty it shall be thoroughly to investigate affairs in the Navy Department. Mr. Barksdale, of Miss., offered a joint resolution as a substitute, as follows: Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That
House of Representatives. Thursday, Aug. 28, 1862. The House met, and was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Seeley. Mr. Swann, of Tenn., offered the following preamble and resolution: Whereas, There are many persons resident in the Confederate States, who, because of foreign birth, have sought the protection of foreign Consuls, whereby they are to be exempted from military service, and by means of such claim to exemption are exercising many of the privileges of citizens, thereby accumulating property, to the demoralization of adopted citizens in the Confederate States army: Therefore, Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire whether such exemption can lawfully be extended by foreign Consuls to any inhabitant of the Confederate States, whereby his person or property, or both, shall be relieved from that tribute to this Government now exacted of all citizens, in their persons and property; and that the committee report by bill or oth
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