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ournment of Congress on the 20th instant, which, after discussion, was postponed till Friday. On motion, by Mr. Burnett, the Senate resolved into secret executive session. Note. --On Tuesday, the Senate went into secret session on Mr. Brown's resolution instructing the Military Committee to report a bill, with the least practicable delay, to take into the military service of the Confederate States a number of negro soldiers, not to exceed two hundred thousand, by voluntary enlistmett, of Kentucky, to so amend the resolution as to make it one of inquiry into expediency was rejected, and a vote being taken on the passage of the resolution it was rejected — yeas, 3; nays, 13. Those who voted in the affirmative were: Messrs. Brown, Henry and Vest. Those who voted in the negative were: Messrs Baker, Caperton, Graham, Haynes, Hunter, Johnson of Missouri, Maxwell, Oldham, Orr, Semmes, Walker, Watson and Wigfall. House of representatives. The House met at the
e was fought on densely-wooded ground. We lost few prisoners, and took few.-- Sixty-seven, belonging to the Sixth corps, captured during the fight, were received in the city yesterday. From South Carolina. Again on yesterday it was reported that Sherman had taken Branchville, but nothing in confirmation of this was received at the War Office. Gold. No transactions of consequence took place in the gold market yesterday.--Brokers are not anxious to sell. The negro Soldier scheme. The Confederate Senate, in secret session on Tuesday, by an overwhelming majority voted down Mr. Brown's resolution instructing the Military Committee to report a bill putting two hundred thousand negro soldiers in the army.--This puts this vexed question at rest, at least for a time. Not captured. Colonel Mosby, now in this city, yesterday received a telegram stating that none of his men had been captured in the Shenandoah Valley, as alleged by the last Yankee newspapers.
Governor Brown, of Georgia, has summoned the Legislature of that State to meet in the city of Macon on the 15th instant.
y and department will be forwarded, as heretofore to the office of the Adjutant and Inspector-General. R. E. Lee, General." The Commissary-General. The appointment, by the President, of Colonel Isaac M. St. John Commissary-General of the Confederate States was, on yesterday, confirmed by the Confederate Senate. The new Commissary- General will enter at once upon the discharge of his duties. Negro soldiers — exemptions and details. In the Confederate Senate, yesterday, Mr. Brown's bill, reported back with an amendment and the recommendation that it be passed by the Military Committee, was transferred to the secret calendar, and is being considered in secret session. The bill of the House of Representatives to abolish the fifteen-negro clause; to take from the President and Secretary of War the power to make details and exemptions, except of mechanics and artizans in the employment of the Government; to revoke all exemptions and details heretofore granted by t
ported back some papers relative to the quality of tobacco furnished the army, and asked for a select committee to consider and inquire into the subject. It was ordered that the Chair appoint the select committee. House bill to regulate the promotion of officers, under certain circumstances, was reported favorably from the same committee and was passed. Mr. Semmes, from the Finance Committee, reported back, with amendments, House appropriation bill, which, On motion, by Mr. Brown, was postponed till Monday. House bill to diminish the number of exemptions and details was then taken up, the question being on agreeing to certain amendments proposed by the Senate Military Committee. The amendments were agreed to without discussion, and the bill passed in the following form: "a bill to diminish the Number of exemptions and details. "The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That so much of the 'act to organize forces to serve during
Confederate Congress. Senate. Saturday, February 25, 1865. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Jeter, of the Baptist Church. Mr. Brown, of Mississippi, offered a resolution tendering to Admiral Buchanan a privileged seat in the Senate during his stay in the city. Agreed to. Mr. Henry, of Tennessee, offered a resolution tendering a privileged seat in the Senate to Governor Isham G. Harris, of Tennessee. Agreed to. Mr. Henry, of Tennessee, asked leave of absence for his colleague, Mr. Haynes, till the end of the session. Refused — yeas, 7; nays, 9. House bill to increase the number of ordnance sergeants was considered and rejected. House bill for the relief of bonded agriculturalists was passed with an amendment striking out the first section. House joint resolutions expressing the sense of Congress on the subject of the late Hampton Roads peace conference were read and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. House bill to pay the arrears du
The Daily Dispatch: February 28, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
, it is said, of calling a State convention. The Georgia Legislature convened on the 14th instant at Macon. Governor Brown's message to the Georgia Legislature. The Georgia Legislature met on the 16th instant, when Governor Brown sent Governor Brown sent in a characteristic message, of which a brief abstract has been published! The message of Governor Brown commences with a defence of the State against the attacks of the press for permitting Sherman to march unmolested through the State. He sayGovernor Brown commences with a defence of the State against the attacks of the press for permitting Sherman to march unmolested through the State. He says she was abandoned to her fate and neglected by the Confederate authorities; and while her army of able-bodied sons were held for the defence of other States, and were denied the privilege of striking "an honest blow" for the protection of their homchy, and if the present policy is persisted in, it must terminate in reconstruction, with or without subjugation. Governor Brown states that he is utterly opposed to both, but if he favored either, he would give his earnest support to the Preside
2 o'clock P. M., " were inserted. On motion, the resolution was further amended by the insertion of the words "sine die." The resolution, as amended, was, after further debate, passed by the following vote: Year--Messrs. Barnwell, Brown, Graham, Johnson of Georgia, Maxwell, Oldham, Orr, Semmes, Walker and Wateen--10. Mays.--Messrs Bunnett, Capteron, Henry, Hunter, Johnson of Missouri, Simms, Vest and Wigfall--. Senate bill supplemental to the law authorizing commanderse than twenty-five per cent. of the male slaves between the ages of eighteen and forty-five, in any State, shall be called for under the provisions of this act. '" The bill, as amended, was then passed by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs. Brown, Burnett, Caperton, Henry, Hunter, Oldham, Semmes, Simms and Watson--9. Nays.--Messrs. Barnwell, Graham, Johnson of Georgia, Johnson of Missouri, Maxwell, Orr, Vest, Wigfall--7. The Senate then resolved into secret session. Hous
inded." Mr. Graham, of North Carolina, moved to amend by adding at the end of the resolution the words "and that the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives adjourn their respective Houses on Friday, 17th instant, at 12 o'clock M., sine die." The amendment was rejected, and the resolution passed by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs. Burnett. Caperton, Henry, Hunter, Johnson of Missouri, Vest, Watson and Wigfall--8. Nays.--Messrs. Barnwell, Brown, Graham, Maxwell, Orr and Walker--6. Senate bill to abolish quartermasters, etc., vetoed by the President, was taken up and rejected, there being eight votes in favor and seven against it. A two-thirds majority was necessary to its adoption. Mr. Henry, of Tennessee, introduced a bill to provide for organizing, arming and disciplining the militia of the Confederate States, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the Confederate States, and for calling
ress. Senate. Wednesday, March 15, 1865. The Senate met at 11 o'clock, A. M., Mr. Hunter, President pro tem., in the Chair. The House bill to grant transportation to discharged and disabled soldiers, was taken up and passed. House joint resolution of thanks to and for the relief of Major Caspar Tochman, formerly of the Polish army, was taken up and passed. On motion of Mr. Wigfall, the Senate resolved into Executive session. When the doors were opened.-- Mr. Brown of Miss., presented the petition of Ormon L. Kimbrough of Miss., which was referred to the Committee on Claims. On motion of Mr. Maxwell, the leave of absence of John W. Anderson, a clerk in the office of the Secretary of the Senate, was extended to the close of the session. On motion of Mr. Barnwell, the Senate adjourned. House of Representatives. Wednesday, Mch. 15. The House met at 11 o'clock. On motion of Mr. Clopton, leave of absence was granted his collea
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