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nt of said tax. The bill fixed the compensation at $800, and the committee had allowed them one- half of that sum. Mr. Jones, of Tenn., thought the amount proposed to be allowed by the committee was too large He moved to amend by inserting $200as 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, anf 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 amendment ow 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 mos
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f the Treasury that these collectors had performed about one-half of the duties devolving upon them by the bill providing for the collection of the war tax, before the States assumed the payment of said tax. The bill fixed the compensation at $800, and the committee had allowed them one- half of that sum. Mr. Jones, of Tenn., thought the amount proposed to be allowed by the committee was too large He moved to amend by inserting $200 instead of $400. The motion did not prevail. Mr. Duprechoved to amend by striking out $400 and inserting $500. The motion was not agreed to. The bill was then engrossed, read a third time, and passed. The Chair laid before the House a message from the President, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of War, requesting that some legislation may be had to provide for filling vacancies in the army, where no provision is made by promotion or election. Ordered to be printed and referred to Committee on Military Affairs. Also,
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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
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
l order was then 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. GartMr. 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 amendment of Mr. Foote, reported yesterday. On tt, 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 ssses 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 co
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 performeda 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
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
ss 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 officer shall be entitled to be heard, and to call witnesses in his defence." This amendment elicited some discus
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. Ho
that the next special order demanding the consideration of the House, was the bill reported from the Military Committee, entitled an act to purge the army of ignorant and incompetent officers. [The bill was published when first reported.] Mr. Miles, of S. O., from the Military Committee, reported an additional section to the bill as originally reported, which reads an follows. Been further enacted, That whenever any officer of a company, battalion, squadron-for regiment shall have bedwin, 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 far to strike a man's name from the roll of the army for mere inattention. Mr. Miles hoped the amendment of the gentleman from 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., s
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