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, 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
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 was then voted upon and agreed to. Mr. Foote, of Tenn., introduced an amendment to make all Treasury notes and bonds a legal tender in the payment of debts, which the Speaker decided not in order, as it was not germain to the question. Mr. Garnett. of Va., moved to strike out the "Proviso" in the first section, which was agreed to The words "said Secretary" in the
e by promotion or election. Ordered to be printed and referred to Committee on Military Affairs. Also, a message from the President transmitting a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, in relation to the necessity of adopting some law to provide for the absorption of the present heavy issue of Treasury notes. Referred to Committee of Ways and Means Also, a communication from the President, transmitting a report of the Secretary of War of the battle near Richmond, Ky. Mr. Elliott, of Ky., from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported a resolution declaring E. T. Boudinot entitled to a seat on the floor of the House as a delegate from the Cherokee nation.--The resolution was agreed to, and the delegate appeared at the Speaker's desk and took the oath required. Mr. Kenner, of La., from the Committee of Ways and Means, to whom was referred certain resolutions instructing the committee to report a bill to provide a tax for the support of the credit of the Govern
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Mr. Garnett was then voted upon and agreed to. Mr. Foote, of Tenn., introduced an amendment to make all Treasury notes and bonds a legal tender in the payment of debts, which the Speaker decided not in order, as it was not germain to the question. Mr. Garnett. of Va., moved to strike out the "Proviso" in the first section, which was agreed to The words "said Secretary" in the second section were stricken out, and the words "Secretary of the Treasury" inserted in their stead. Mr. Gray, of Texas, moved to amend the second section by striking out the words "four months" and inserting "six months," This amendment was adopted. A motion was then made to strike out the second section as amended, and on this the ayes and noes were ordered, and the vote being taken resulted as follows — ayes 30, noes 31. The bill as amended was then engrossed, read a third time and passed. Mr. Kenner, of La., from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill making appropriati
the ayes and noes were ordered, and the vote being taken resulted as follows — ayes 30, noes 31. The bill as amended was then engrossed, read a third time and passed. Mr. Kenner, of La., from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill making appropriations for the month of January, 1863 and for deficiencies and other purposes therein named. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Dupre, of La., offered a resolution requesting the President to inform the House by what authority "Wheat's Louisiana battalion." which was mustered in for the war, has been disbanded, and its officers put out of commission. Resolution agreed to. Mr. Jones, of Tenn., offered two resolutions--one declaring it the duty of Congress to pass a tax bill at its present session, and the other rescinding the resolution fixing Monday next as the time of adjournment; and moved a suspension of the rules to allow their consideration. The House refused to suspend the rules. The special ord
he House as a delegate from the Cherokee nation.--The resolution was agreed to, and the delegate appeared at the Speaker's desk and took the oath required. Mr. Kenner, of La., from the Committee of Ways and Means, to whom was referred certain resolutions instructing the committee to report a bill to provide a tax for the supprrow, after the morning hour. [This bill is in lieu of the tax bill recently reported by the committee, and which we published about two weeks since.] Mr. Kenner also reported a bill to reduce the rate of interest on the funded debt of the Confederate States, as follows: The Congress of the Confederate States do enas were ordered, and the vote being taken resulted as follows — ayes 30, noes 31. The bill as amended was then engrossed, read a third time and passed. Mr. Kenner, of La., from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill making appropriations for the month of January, 1863 and for deficiencies and other purposes ther
, 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
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ssell to strike out "six per cent." and insert. "seven per cent.," was not agreed to. The amendment of Mr. Garnett was then voted upon and agreed to. Mr. Foote, of Tenn., introduced an amendment to make all Treasury notes and bonds a legal tender in the payment of debts, which the Speaker decided not in order, as it wasrtrell 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 amendment of Mr. Foote, reported yesterday. On this vote the ayes and noes were called, and the amendment was lost, as follows — ayes 14, noes 45. The vote was then taken upo 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,
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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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ates do enact, That the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to reduce the rate of interest on all bonds and certificates of stock to be issued after the 1st day of December next to a rate per annum not exceeding six per cent., payable annually; and all Treasury notes issued after the said 1st day of December shall be fundable o1st day of December shall be fundable only in the said bonds or stock issued at such reduced rate: Provided, however, that this reduction shall not include any bonds or stock which are required to meet any contracts made before the date aforesaid, or any Treasury notes which shall then have been issued. 2. The said Secretary shall have authority, by public notice, 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
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