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Confederate Congress. Senate. Thursday, March 16, 1865. House bill to suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, reported back adversely by the Judiciary Committee, was, after debate, rejected by the following vote: Yeas--Messrs. Burnett, of Ky., Henry of Tenn., Johnston of Mo., Maxwell of Fla., Simms of Ky., and Vest of Mo.--6. Nays--Messrs. Barnwell, Brown, Graham, Hunter, Oldham, Orr, Semmes, Watson, and Wigfall. --9. The Senate concurred in House amendment to the bill to regulate the business of conscription. Impressment law so as not to give property impressed for the use of the army, to be paid for at the time of the impressment, was passed. House resolution to adjourn on Saturday next was rejected — yeas 8, nays 8. The Senate then resolved into secret session. The doors being opened, Mr. Orr submitted a resolution to adjourn at two o'clock on Saturday, which was agreed to — yeas 8, nays 7. The Senate took a recess ti
Confederate Congress. Senate. Friday, March 17, 1865. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Jeter, of the Baptist Church. House bill to increase the pay and mileage of officers traveling under orders was considered and passed. House bill to increase the commutation value of hospital rations was considered and rejected. Mr. Brown, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported back, with the recommendation that it pass, Senate bill to regulate the assimilated rank between officers of the army and navy. After debate, the bill was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. On motion, by Mr. Burnett, of Kentucky, the Senate resolved into executive session. House of Representatives. Thursday,March 16, 1865. The doors being re-opened, Mr. Wickham, of Virginia, asked leave of absence for Mr. Lyon, of Alabama, from and after to-morrow afternoon, which was agreed to. The vote by which the bill "to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury
r, Senator. W. W. Boyee, M. C. Georgia. H. V. Johnson, Senator. B. B. Hill, Senator. M. H. Blandford, M. C. Clifford Anderson, M. C. J. T. Shoemaker, M. C. Jas. M. Smith, M. C. Geo. N. Lester, M. C. H. P. Bell, M. C. Governor Brown. J. S. Whitaker. Joshua Hill. Judge Linton Stephens. Judge A. R. Wright. V. A. Gaskill. H. B. Waugh. Lewis Tumlin. Warren Arkin, M. C. Alabama. R. W. Walker, Senator. Robt. Jamison, Senator. Thos. J. Foster, M. C. h'm, h'm. Johnson.--I see, Mr. Davis, that you have withdrawn all the troops from Georgia into Carolina and Virginia.--What are the people of Georgia to do for protection? Davis.--The people of Georgia have followed the counsels of Governor Brown and Mr. Stephens, and they must now protect themselves. Johnson.--Very well, Mr. President; if you can do without the people of Georgia, the people of Georgia can do without you. Whereupon exeunt, by different doors, Davis and Johns
et at 12 o'clock M. The Chair announced the following as the select joint committees on oysters, freedmen and emigration, in pursuance of Senate joint resolution: Committee on Oysters.--Messrs. Seawell, Garnett, Braxton, Straughan, Purdy, Smith, Bekem, Thompson, J. S. Davison, Towns, Wyatt and Lee. Committee on Emigration.--Messrs. Herndon, Cabell, Waddell, Owen and Stearns. Committee to Confer with the Superintendent of the Freedmen's Bureau. --Messrs. Atkinson, English, Brown, Mosby, Rixey, Holmes, Harris, Graves, J. McD. Taylor and Hardy. Mr. Wall, from the Committee on Privileges and Elections, reported as follows: Resolved. That J. H. C. Jones is entitled to a seat on the floor of the House of Delegates as the member elect from the district composed of the counties of King and Queen and King William, in the place of T. J. Christian, the sitting member. After debate, in which both contestants were heard, the report of the committee was received
Large sale of cattle. --The sale (in sealed bids) of Government cattle, advertised by Captain Clinton, was closed at twelve o'clock on yesterday, and the contract awarded to Messrs. Stabler & Brown, of Maryland, at four dollars and a half per one hundred pounds, gross weight. These cattle, four hundred and sixty in number, are many of them, in fine order and in condition for beef cattle. We learn that the bidding was very spirited, and the award given by only one-eighth of a cent per pound.
.--Prime, 29@30; leaf lard ("so-called" and branded, but, in reality, pressed,) 23@25 Salt.--Liverpool, $4 per sack. Butter.--35@45 per lb. In market, pound rolls, 60 Molasses.--Common syrup, which is a good name applied to a bad article, 50@55; genuine golden syrup $1.10@$1.20 per gallon; Cuba and Muscovado molasses, 65 Cheese.--Northern and Western, 20@21; English dairy, 25@30 Irish Potatoes.--$3.25@$3.50 per barrel. Coffee.--Rio, 31@32; Laguayra, 35@36; Java, 42@45 Sugar.--Brown, 13@15; extra "C" and "B," 18½@19½c.; crushed and pulverized, 20½@21 Teas.--Black, 65@$1.45--the last a prime article; imperial, $1.25@$1.50; gunpowder; $2@$2.25. Rice.--12 Candles.--Adamantine, light weight, 30; full weight, 32; tallow, 21@a22; parafine, 45 Soap.--Common, 9@10; best washing soap, 12 Powder.--$10.50 per keg of 25 lbs. Shot.--$3.75@$4 per bag of 25 lbs. Vinegar.--Cider, 50; manufactured, 40 Cider.--Apple, 50 per gallon. Fish.--Herrings, $8@$8.50 per barrel
e. Mr. Grimes, of Iowa, presented a bill granting an extension of time for the completion of certain coal railroads. Mr. Morgan presented the memorial of New York merchants asking the restoration of certain lights on the coast of Florida destroyed during the rebellion. Referred to the Committee of Commerce. Mr. Sumner presented a bill to confirm the land titles granted by General Slocum to colored men on the Sea Island last winter. Referred to the Judiciary Committee. Mr. Brown, of Missouri, introduced a bill to authorize the construction of a railroad through Missouri and Arkansas, to the Pacific coast, by the Southern route. Referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad. Mr. Steward, of Nevada, presented a bill establishing a Mining Bureau. Referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining. Mr. Wilson presented a joint resolution for the prevention of the sale of the bonds and scrip of the late Confederacy. Referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Congressional. Washington, December 14. --Mr. Brown offered a resolution instructing the Judiciary Committee to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the adoption of the eight-hour system of all labor within the jurisdiction of Congress whenever practicable. Mr. Foot announced the death of Hon. Jacob Collamer, concluding by offering the usual resolutions of respect to the memory of of the deceased. In the House, the following committee was announced to inquire into the condition of the late so-called Confederate States: Mr. Stevens, of Pennsylvania; Mr. Washburne, of Illinois; Mr. Morrill, of Vermont; Mr. Grider, of Kentucky; Mr. Bingham, of Ohio; Mr. Conkling, of New York; Mr. Boutwell, of Massachusetts; Mr. Blow, of Missouri; Mr. Rogers, of New Jersey. The House resolved that, the Senate concurring, the two bodies adjourn from December 20th to January 9th. The House passed a bill appropriating thirty thousand dollars for repairing and
Colonizing Virginia Freedmen in Florida. --Colonel Brown, Assistant Commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau in Virginia, has submitted to General Howard a proposition concerning the transfer of negroes from Virginia to the unoccupied Government lands in Florida--the result of a conference between him and a legislative committee. General Howard has the proposition under advisement. He expresses the belief that the matter will be submitted to Congress.
eral Assembly. This body of distinguished divines and laymen, which had been in session at Macon, Ga., for some days, adjourned on the 19th instant. The name of the body was changed to "The Presbyterian General Assembly in the United States," the Northern General Assembly already having the descriptive designation "of the United States." It was decided during the session to raise a sustentation fund for existing exigencies of the church, a collection for which fund is to be taken up on the second Sabbath of February next, or as soon afterwards as practicable. The last Thursday of February was appointed as a day of special prayer on behalf of the youth of the country, with a view to the increase of the ministry. Rev. Dr. Brown presented the Pastoral address, which was adopted, and ordered to be printed in pamphlet form, and also to be read in the churches on the second Sabbath in February. The next session of the Southern General Assembly will be held in Memphis, Tenn.
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