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anization: Therefore, Be it enacted by the Congress of the Confederate States, That where any such vacancies now exist, or may hereafter occur, the same shall be filled according to the laws of the respective States from which such regiments are received, applicable thereto. Mr. Boyce, of S. C. presented a memorial from the Faculty of the Theological Seminary at Columbia, S. C., for the exemption of theological students from conscription. Referred to the Military Committee. Mr. Ayer, of S. C., offered a resolution that it be referred to the Military Committee to inquire and report on the expediency of authorizing the Secretary of War to appoint an Adjutant for every independent battalion in the service of the Confederate Government. Agreed to. Also, a resolution requesting the President to communicate to the House, at as early a day as convenient, whether the work is being prosecuted by the Government, or in any other way, on the railroad for connecting the Richmond a
by the House some days ago: Committee on Quartermaster and Commissary Department, and on Military Transportation.--Messrs. CL liton, of Ala., Marshall, of La. McRae, of Miss. Preston, of Va., Clark, of Ga.; Lander, of N. C. Dawkins, of Fla. Ayer, of S. C., and Sexton of Texas. On Ordnance and Ordnance Stares.--Messrs. Boteler, of Va.; Conrad, of La.; Wright, of Tenn.; Clopton, of Ala; Hodge, of Ky.; Hartridge, of Ga. Cook, of Mo., Clapp, of Miss, and Herbert, of Texas. On the Mek. The morning hour having expired, the special order of the day came up, being the bill to provide for filling up existing regiments battalions, squadrons, and companies, and to increase the Provisional Army of the Confederate States, when Mr. Ayer, of S. C., gave notice of his intention to introduce an amendment at the proper time. Mr. Gentry. of Tenn., having the floor, addressed the House at length and earnestly in support of the bill, and in favor of its immediate passage. Mr
Provisional Corps of Engineers. Agreed to. Also, reported back from the committee the bill to increase the pay of non-commissioned officers and privates of the Provisional Army. This bill provides for an increase of $4 per month for each non- commissioned officer and private. Mr. Foster, of Ala, moved to amend by striking out $4 and inserting $5. This motion was rejected. On the passage of the bill the vote was taken by ayes and noes, as follows: Ayes.--Messrs. Ashe, Atkins, Ayer, Baldwin, Batson, Bell, Bonham, Boyee, Bridges, H. W. Bruce, E. M. Bruce, Chambliss, Chisman, Clapp, Clopton, Collier, Cook, Crockett, Curvin, Curry, Dargan, Davis, Dawkins, Dejarnett, Ewing, Farrow, Foote, Foater, Freeman, Gardenheir, Gartrell, Gentry, Graham, Gray, Hanly, Hartridge, Heiskell, Herbert, Hilton, Hoge, Holcomb, Holt, Johnson, Kenan of Ga., Kenan of N. C., Kenner, Lander, Lyon, Machen, Marshall, McDowell, McLean, Menees, Miles, Moore, Perkins, Pugh, Royston, Russell, Sexton, Smi
noes 48. Mr. Hanley of Arkansas, offered as an amendment to the first section the following to come in after the amendment of Mr. Wright, of Texas, which was adopted yesterday:-- Provided, That the President, in calling out into the service of the Confederate States troops under the provisions of this act, shall apportion the troops thus to be called out among the several States taking into consideration their population between the ages herein before stated, and the number of troops already furnished to the army under former acts. Upon this amendment the ayes and noes were had with the following result — ayes 49, noes 26. Mr. Ayer, of S. C., submitted the following amendment, which was rejected by a vote of ayes 34, noes 48. And provided, further. That men over the age of thirty five shall not be called out from their homes until after all under that shall have been mustered into service regarding to the of the act to " for the April 16, 1862." of the
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 the statement of the gentleman from Louisiana, that the amount fixed in the bill did not sufficiently remunerate many of the district collectors for the labors performed by them, but it was based upon information furnished by the Secretary of the Treasury that these co
as the regular day for the of this body; but once call of the ascertained that there was not a quorum in attendance in either branch of Congress of Representatives a letter was read by the Clerk from Hon. Thos. S. Bocock. Speaker, who was contained from the House on account of clamping illness in his family. In consequences of the absence of a quorum the message of the President was of a rebel. On the cab of the roll the following members answered to their tamer. Messrs. Alrington, Ayer, Baldwin. Perksin. Botaler, Reyes, Breckinridge, Dodgers, Waltz, Barnett, Stambilke, Clapp, Clark, Collier, Couram, Cook, Creckott, Currin, Carry, Davis, Elliott, Palrowe, Foote, Garnett, Gartrell, Goode, Graham, Henly, Harris, Heiskell, Hilton, Hodge, Holt, Johnson, Jones, Kenner, Lewis, Lyons, McDowell, McLean, Menees, Miles, Moore, Perkins, Ross, Russell, Sexton, Smith of Va, Staples, Smith, Texas, Vest, and Wright of Texas. In the Senate the following members were pick out. Mess
at subject. The same gentleman also introduced a bill for the establishment of temporary restrictions on commerce, which was referred. Mr. Clark, of Ga., introduced a bill to repeal so much of the 2d section of the tax law as requires one-tenth of the sweet potatoes raised the present year to be delivered to the Confederate Government, and moved that the rule requiring it to be referred to a committee be suspended, and that the bill be placed upon its passage. On this motion the ayes and noes were called; but before the result was made known, A message was received from the Senate announcing the death of Hon. R. L. Y. Peyton, a Senator from the State of Missouri. Mr. Bell announced the death of Senator Peyton in the House in an appropriate and touching manner, concluding his remarks by offering the customary resolutions. Speeches were also made by Messrs. Freeman, of Mo., Ayer, of S. C., and Burnett, of Ky., when the resolutions were adopted and the House adjourned.
risoners of war on each side can be attended by surgeons of their own army during captivity. By Mr. Bargadale, of Miss — Of passing a law for the relief of postmasters whose business has been increased by the presence of large military forces. By Mr. Witherspoon, of S. C.--Of permitting persons who have failed to make a support of provisions during the past year to retain their tax in kind upon the payment of the prices fixed by the Commissioners under the impressment act. By Mr. Ayer, of S. C.--Of levying an export duty on cotton, tobacco, and naval stores, for the payment of the interest and principal of the six per cent, bonds. By Mr. Miles, of S. C.--Of allowing by law to seamen and marines some increase of the privileges now enjoyed by them in the purchase of clothing and "small stores." The following bills were introduced and referred. By Mr. J. M. Smith, of Ga.--A bill to encourage the production of provisions and to allow compensation for tithes in
orces of their respective States. Adopted. Mr. Miles, of South Carolina, introduced a resolution as to the expediency of allowing transportation home and back to officers and soldiers who are traveling on furloughs of indulgence. Agreed to. Also, a bill to create a judge-advocate-general for the Confederate army. Referred. Also, a bill to consolidate and amend the impressment laws. Referred to a special committee of one from each State. Also, a bill to more effectually prevent absenteeism and desertions in the army. Referred. Mr. Ayer, of South Carolina, introduced a joint resolution for the cancelling of meat bonds given for the exemption of overseers by persons who had previously paid five hundred dollars into the Treasury for the same purpose. Referred. Mr. Foote, of Tennessee, introduced a series of resolutions relative to the Monroe Doctrine. On motion of Mr. Russell the House resolved itself into secret session; and having re-opened, adjourned.
s, which were ordered, and resulted as follows: Yeas--Messrs. Anderson, Atkins, Baylor, Blandford, Bradley, Branch, Bridgers, E. M. Bruce, H. W. Bruce, Chambers, Chilton, Clark, Cluskey, Colyar, Conrow, Darden, Dejarnette, Dickinson, Dupre, Ewing, Foote, Gholson, Hartridge, Hatcher, Herbert, Holliday, Johnston, Keeble, Kenner, Lyon, Machen, McCallum, McMullen, Montague, Norton, Perkins, Read, Rives, Russell, Sexton, Triplett, Vest, Welsh, Wilkes, Mr. Speaker--45. Nays--Messrs. Akin, Ayer, Baldwin, Bell, Boyee, Clopton, Farrow, Foster, Fuller, Gaither, Garland, Gilmer, Hanly, Hilton, Holder, Lamkin, J. M. Leach, Lester, Logan, Marshall, Miles, Murray, Orr, Ramsay, Simpson, J. M. Smith, W. E. Smith, Smith of Alabama, Smith of North Carolina, Staples, Turner, Villere, Wickham, Witherspoon--34. This was considered somewhat in the light of a test vote on the habeas corpus bill, now pending in secret session. Some seven or eight who voted for secret session will, it is said,
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