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The Daily Dispatch: March 2, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
t Monday in October as the time of the regular meeting of Congress was taken up; and, after debate. On motion, by Mr. Wigfall, the bill was informally passed over. Senate bill to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to receive specie from the several States of the Confederate States, and use the same for the benefit of said States, was considered and passed. Senate bill regulating the destruction of property under military necessity, as amended by the House, was taken up, and House amendments were concurred in and the bill passed. The following is the bill, which awaits the approval of the President to become the law: "The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That hereafter, whenever cotton or tobacco, military or naval stores, or other property of any kind whatever, which may aid the enemy in the prosecution of the war, may be in an exposed position, where it would be liable to seizure and removal by the enemy, the general officer command
in order to give the members of the Senate an opportunity to be introduced to him. When the President resumed the chair, the order of the day, being the Senate bill imposing taxes for the support of Government, was taken up and amended, and discussed till the hour of adjournment. Evening session. The entire evening session was taken up in perfecting the bills imposing taxes for the current year. House of Delegates. The House met at 11 A. M. Mr. Bouldin called up House bill ordering the sale of certain bonds and stocks held by the State, in order to facilitate the payment of the expenses of the State Government. Mr. Bouldin indicated, in some remarks, that the action of the House on the bill would indicate whether the House should consider it expedient to go on with the consideration of the tax bill to levy taxes for the support of Government. The bill was discussed at length, and several propositions were before the House as amendments to the bi