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nds or stock which shall thereafter be issued, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, at such reduced rates of interest. Mr. Garnett, of Va, moved to amend the bill by substituting for the first section, down to the provise, the following: "All Treasury notes issued after the 1st day of December next, shall be made lendable only in bonds bearing interest, at the rate of six per cent, per annum; but in all other respects similar to the bonds bearing interest." Mr. Bussell moved to amend by striking out in the original bill the words "six per cent.," and inserting "seven-per cent." Mr. Smith, of N. C., proposed to amend the first section of the bill by making it obligatory upon the Secretary of the Treasury to reduce the rate of interest on bonds issued after the date specified, and also to make the interest payable semi-annually instead of annually. The propositions were accepted by the chairmen of the Committee of Ways and Means. The motion of
Considerate Congress! Thursday, October 9, 1862. Senate--the Senate met at 11 o'clock A. M. the Hon. Mr. Hunter in the chair. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Jeter. Mr. Sparrow introduced a resolution authorizing the Sergeant at Arrirs to lent rooms for committees by the opening of the next . Adopted. A Senate kill to authorize the suspension of the write of habeas corpus was taken ap. On motion of Mr. Haynes, the consideration of the bill was postponed until to-morrow. A Senate bill to establish a Court of Claims.--Postponed until next session. A Senate bill to amend an act for the organization of a general staff of the army. Passed over informally. A Senate bill for the relief of certain officers of the navy and marine corps who resigned from the service of the United States, giving them leave of absence, pay from the time of their resignation to their enlistment in the Confederate service.--Passed. The Senate then went into secret session. Hou
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nterest. Mr. Garnett, of Va, moved to amend the bill by substituting for the first section, down to the provise, the following: "All Treasury notes issued after the 1st day of December next, shall be made lendable only in bonds bearing interest, at the rate of six per cent, per annum; but in all other respects similar to the bonds bearing interest." Mr. Bussell moved to amend by striking out in the original bill the words "six per cent.," and inserting "seven-per cent." Mr. Smith, of N. C., proposed to amend the first section of the bill by making it obligatory upon the Secretary of the Treasury to reduce the rate of interest on bonds issued after the date specified, and also to make the interest payable semi-annually instead of annually. The propositions were accepted by the chairmen of the Committee of Ways and Means. The motion of Mr. Russell to strike out "six per cent." and insert. "seven per cent.," was not agreed to. The amendment of Mr. Garnett
A Senate bill to amend an act for the organization of a general staff of the army. Passed over informally. A Senate bill for the relief of certain officers of the navy and marine corps who resigned from the service of the United States, giving them leave of absence, pay from the time of their resignation to their enlistment in the Confederate service.--Passed. The Senate then went into secret session. House of Representatives.--The House met at 11 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Read. Mr. Ayer, of S. C., from a special committee, reported a bill to fix the pay of Collectors of the War Tax in States which have assumed the payment of said tax. Mr. Dupre, of La., hoped the bill would not be considered until it could be printed and examined by members. It was apparent that the bill had been prepared under a misapprehension on the part of the committee of the real duties which had been performed by many of the collectors. Mr. Ayer, of S. C., concurred in t
ken by ayes and noes, and the substitute above was agreed to as a substitute for the substitute yesterday offered by Mr. Baldwin, by ayes 36, noes 29. The question was then upon the substitute of Mr. Hartridge in place of the original bill, on which the ayes and noes were had, as follows — ayes 30, noes 37. So the substitute was not agreed to. The bill was then engrossed, read a third time, and on its passage the ayes and noes were called, and resulted — ayes 38, noes 29. Mr. Barksdale, of Miss., moved a suspension of the rules, with a view to take up a bill reported from the Committee on Printing. The House refused to suspend the rules. On motion of Mr. Jones, of Tenn., the House went into secret session. [Previous to going into secret session, the House determined to most again at 7 ½ o'clock this evening.] Evening Session.--The Chair stated that the next special order demanding the consideration of the House, was the bill reported from the Military C
m Virginia would not prevail. If a man was fit to discharge his duties as an officer, and failed from carelessness to do so, the heavy hand of justice should be laid upon him. Mr. Garnett, of Va., sustained the bill as reported, and concluded by calling the question on the motion to strike out, and the vote being taken, the motion was rejected. Mr. Sexton, of Texas, moved to amend the second section by inserting in the third line, after the word "or," the word "habitually." Mr. Wilcox, of Texas, opposed the motion of his colleague. He would vote for a much stronger bill than the one before the House. He was in favor of reducing careless and incompetent officers to the rank. The motion to amend was further discussed by Messrs. Sexton, Baldwin, Chambers, and Garnett, when the question was called, and the vote being taken, the motion was not agreed to. Mr. Gartrell, of Ga., moved to amend the second section by the addition of the following: Provided, That such
motion to strike out, and the vote being taken, the motion was rejected. Mr. Sexton, of Texas, moved to amend the second section by inserting in the third line, after the word "or," the word "habitually." Mr. Wilcox, of Texas, opposed the motion of his colleague. He would vote for a much stronger bill than the one before the House. He was in favor of reducing careless and incompetent officers to the rank. The motion to amend was further discussed by Messrs. Sexton, Baldwin, Chambers, and Garnett, when the question was called, and the vote being taken, the motion was not agreed to. Mr. Gartrell, of Ga., moved to amend the second section by the addition of the following: Provided, That such officer shall be entitled to be heard, and to call witnesses in his defence." This amendment elicited some discussion, which was participated in by Messrs. Gartrell, Hilton, Harris, Holt, and Foote. Mr. Collier, of Va., called the question upon the amendment of Mr. Gartrell;
called for, and the Speaker announced that the question was upon the call of Mr. Gartrell, of Ga., for the previous question. At the request of his colleague, Mr. Hartridge, Mr. Gartrell withdrew the call. Mr. Jones, of Tenn., called the main question, and the call being sustained, the House was brought to a vote upon the ameollows — ayes 14, noes 45. The vote was then taken upon the substitute to the committee's bill, introduced by Mr. Lyons, of Va., and it was rejected. Mr. Hartridge, of Ga., then introduced the following substitute for the substitute offered by Mr. Buldwin yesterday, and addressed the House in its support: The Congresabove was agreed to as a substitute for the substitute yesterday offered by Mr. Baldwin, by ayes 36, noes 29. The question was then upon the substitute of Mr. Hartridge in place of the original bill, on which the ayes and noes were had, as follows — ayes 30, noes 37. So the substitute was not agreed to. The bill was then
, opposed the motion of his colleague. He would vote for a much stronger bill than the one before the House. He was in favor of reducing careless and incompetent officers to the rank. The motion to amend was further discussed by Messrs. Sexton, Baldwin, Chambers, and Garnett, when the question was called, and the vote being taken, the motion was not agreed to. Mr. Gartrell, of Ga., moved to amend the second section by the addition of the following: Provided, That such officer shall be entitled to be heard, and to call witnesses in his defence." This amendment elicited some discussion, which was participated in by Messrs. Gartrell, Hilton, Harris, Holt, and Foote. Mr. Collier, of Va., called the question upon the amendment of Mr. Gartrell; and the call being sustained, the ayes and noes were ordered upon the amendment, with the following result — ayes 36, noes 22 The further consideration of the bill was continued up to the time our report closed — at 10 o'cloc
ssion of this Congress. The vote was taken by ayes and noes, and the substitute above was agreed to as a substitute for the substitute yesterday offered by Mr. Baldwin, by ayes 36, noes 29. The question was then upon the substitute of Mr. Hartridge in place of the original bill, on which the ayes and noes were had, as folany vacancy by the promotion of officers or the appointment of privates "distinguished in the service by the exhibition of extraordinary valor and skill. " Mr. Baldwin, of Va., moved to strike out of the 2d section of the bill the words, "or careless and inattentive in the discharge of his duties." He thought it was going too ne before the House. He was in favor of reducing careless and incompetent officers to the rank. The motion to amend was further discussed by Messrs. Sexton, Baldwin, Chambers, and Garnett, when the question was called, and the vote being taken, the motion was not agreed to. Mr. Gartrell, of Ga., moved to amend the second
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