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The Daily Dispatch: March 3, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
tment for cotton purchased by W. J. Hutchins and other agents. Mr. Perkins, having the floor, favored the passage of the bill. A motion to refer to the Committee on Ways and Means was rejected. Mr. Herbert, of Texas, withdrew the substitute offered by him, and the bill of the Committee on Claims was amended by the addition of a clause appropriating $3,000,000 for the purpose indicated, and passed — years, 60; nays, 3. The Speaker laid before the House Senate amendments to House bill for the relief of bonded agriculturists, which were not concurred in, the Speaker stating that the Senate, in amending the House bill by striking out the first section, had stricken out the enacting clause, thus defeating the bill altogether. Also, Senate amendment to the bill to authorize the appointment of assistants to the Register in signing bonds, providing that the act shall expire in thirty days after the next meeting of Congress, was concurred in. Senate bill continuing in
finally taken up as it came from the Senate, with amendments, and passed. Mr. Hunter, of Berkeley, submitted a preamble and resolutions expressing indignation at the murder of Captain John Y. Beall, of Jefferson county, Virginia, a regularly commissioned officer of the Confederate States navy, and requesting the Virginia representatives in Congress to urge upon the Executive the adoption of some retaliatory measure for the said murder. The preamble and resolutions were adopted unanimously after some strong remarks from the author of the resolution. He said he died as only a true Southron could die, and his noble old mother, Virginia, would enshrine his name among the martyrs of this war, as one she will not willingly let die. Mr. Staples, of Patrick, called up House bill No. 101--a bill conferring upon the General Assembly the power of a convention. The hour of 3 P. M. having arrived, the Speaker's hammer fell, and the House took recess until half-past 7 P. M.