committee on the Medical Dept., reported favorably a bill to increase the commutation value of hospital rations, for a limited period, which was considered and passed.
The unfinished business, being the bill "to suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus," was taken up.
The question being, shall the bill pass?
Mr. Darden demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered and recorded as follows:
Yeas.--Baston, Bradley, E. M. Bruce, H. W. Bruce, Carroll, Christian, Clark, Cluskey, Conrad, Conrow, De Jarnette, Dupre, Elliott, Ewing, Funsten, Gholson, Goode, Gray Hartridge, Hatcher, Heiskell, Holliday, Johnston, Keeble, Lyon, Machen, Miller, Moore, Perkins, Read, Russell, Sexton, Swan, Triplett, Villere, Wilks, Mr. Speaker. --Yeas, 36.
Nays.--Anderson, Baldwin, Barksdale, Baylor, Blandford, Branch, Burnett, Clopton, Colyar, Darden, Farrow, Fuller Gaither, Gilmer, Hanley, Herbert, J. M. Leach, Marshall, McCallum, McMullen, Miles, Ramsay, Rogers, Simpson, J. M. Smi
solved into secret session.
The doors being opened, Mr. Orr submitted a resolution to adjourn at two o'clock on Saturday, which was agreed to — yeas 8, nays 7.
The Senate took a recess till 8 o'clock.
House of Representatives. Thursday, March 16, 1865.
Mr. Ewing, of Tenn., the unfinished business being postponed, offered a joint resolution in favor of the adjournment of Congress, sine die, on Saturday, the 18th inst., at 1 o'clock. The resolution was agreed to.
Mr. Cluskey, of Tenn., presented the following:
Resolved, That the Speaker of the House will hereafter issue his warrant for the arrest of any member about to absent himself without leave.
The resolution was laid over under the rules.
Mr. Pugh, of Ala., (under a suspension of the rules,) read a report from the Committee on Military Affairs, in answer to that portion of the President's late message relating to military affairs, which had been referred to that committee.
Mr. Swan, a
A message was received from the President, returning, without his approval, a bill to provide for the payment of arrears now due to the army and navy, and stating his objections thereto.
The question being shall the bill pass notwithstanding the objections of the President, it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote:
Those who voted in the affirmative were--
Messrs. Anderson, Baldwin, Baylor, Blandford, Branch, H. W: Bruce, Christian, Clark, Clopton, Cluskey, Darden, Dupre, Elliott, Farrow, Gaither, Gholson, Goode, Gray, Hanly, Hartridge, Herbert, Johnson, Keeble, Machen, Marshall, McCallum, McMullin, Perkins, Pugh, Read, Rogers, Russell, Simpson, J. M. Smith, Triplett, Turner, Villere, Wickham and Witherspoon--39.
Those who voted in the negative were--
Messrs. Barksdale, Batson, Bradley, E. M. Bruce, Carroll, Colyar, Conrad, Conrow, De Jarnette, Dickinson, Ewing, Hatcher, Holliday, Lyon, Menees, Mills, Sexton and Wilkes--18.
ev. Dr. Jeter.
The Chair laid before the House a Senate joint resolution extending the time of adjournment until to-day at 2 o'clock. Agreed to.
Mr. Welsh, from the Committee on Accounts, submitted a written report; which was laid on the table and ordered to be printed.
The House then resumed consideration of the impressment bill, and passed it by the following vote:
Yeas.--Messrs. Batson, Baylor, Bradley, Branch, E. M. Bruce, Burnett, Carroll, Chambers, Chrisman, Clark, Cluskey, Comad, DeJarnette, Dickinson, Dupie, Elliott, Ewing, Funsten, Gholson, Gray, Hartridge, Hatcher, Holliday, Johnston, Keeble, Machen, McMullin, Miles, Miller, Moore, Read, Russell, Sexton, Triplett, Villere and Wilkes,--36.
Nays.--Messrs. Anderson, Blandford, Clopton, Colyar, Conrow, Darden, Farrow, Gaither, Goode, Hanly, Marshall, Pugh, Simpson, J. M. Smith, Snead, Staples, Witherspoon and Mr. Speaker--18.
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