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placed. Judge Halyburton, of the Confederate Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, or yesterday issued a writ of habeas corpus on the potion of the Hon. Henry S. Foote, a member of the Confederate House of Representatives from Tennessee, commanding Captain Hugh S. Doggett, provost-marshal of Fredericksburg, to bring before the Judge the body of Henry S. Foote on Thursday next, and to show cause why he should not be set at liberty. Mr. Foote, in his petition, states that he had been arrested and was held in custody by order of Captain Doggett, who professed to be acting by the orders of "on James A. Seddon, Secretary of War," &c. Happily, this maMr. Foote, in his petition, states that he had been arrested and was held in custody by order of Captain Doggett, who professed to be acting by the orders of "on James A. Seddon, Secretary of War," &c. Happily, this matter has been settled by the House of Representatives, to whom it was referred by the President, declaring, on yesterday, that they "are of opinion that the good of the country would not be subserved by the forced attendance of said member upon the sessions of this House; but that, under all the circumstances of the case, it is exp
pecial committee to whom was referred the President's message and accompanying documents relative to the arrest of Hon. Henry S. Foote. The committee report that said H. S. Foote has been absent from this House for some time without leave. ThaH. S. Foote has been absent from this House for some time without leave. That before he left he indicated his purpose to resign; therefore, it is the opinion of the committee that the public interest would not be subserved by compelling the attendance of Mr. Foote in the sessions of the House. And it is, therefore, expedient that the military authorities discharge the said H. S. Foote from custody. On motion of Mr. Conrad, of Louisiana, the House adopted a resolution that the Hon. H. S. Foote has no privileges as a member of the House, and that the President be H. S. Foote has no privileges as a member of the House, and that the President be so informed. On motion, the House adjourned. Tuesday's proceedings. The House was opened with prayer by Rev. Mr. Peterkin, of the Episcopal Church. The House passed a Senate bill increasing the salary of the Vice-President to $9,0