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Lincoln who are stationed there to watch them. That given by the "New England Soldiers' Relief Association" was characteristic, and we copy some of the proceedings: After dinner, the Glee Club of the Association, Mrs. Bloomfield presiding at the harmonium, gave "Rally Round the Flag," and a new song, of which the lugubrious chorus, "No, no, Jeff., it's all up in Dixie," excited much applause and laughter. Colonel Howe, with a few pleasant words, introduced "our bully minister," the Rev. Mr. Brown chaplain of the Association, whose often humorous and earnest address was much relished, and his closing words, "God bless you, soldiers, whenever and wherever you go, " heartily responded to by the visitors. Colonel Howe then introduced Richard D. Dudley, one of the crew of the Hartford, both of whose arms had been shot off by the same shell at Mobile. His appearance elicited much sympathy, and three cheers were given for him. The Hon. E. C. Bailey, editor of the Boston Herald,
ed States."--This was done at the suggestion of members opposite. "This, " he said, "is Mr. Greeley's preamble and my resolution." Mr. Washburne, (Republican,) of Illinois, moved that the resolution be laid upon the table. The rebels would accept no overtures except such as would be disgraceful to us. The question having been taken, the House laid the resolution upon the table — yeas, 84; nays, 51. The following are the nays: Messrs. Ancone, Baldwin of Michigan, Bass, Brooks, Brown of Wisconsin, Chanier, Coffroth, Cox, Craven, Dennison, Eden, Eldridge, Edgerten, English, Fiuck, Hale, Hall, Harrington, Harris of Illinois. Hobnan, Johnson of Ohio, Kellegg of New York, Kernan, King, Law, Lazear, LeBlond. Long. Mallory, Marry, McAllister, McDowell, McKenney, Morrie of Ohio, Morrison, Noble, Pendleton Radford, Randall of Pennsylvania, Robinson, Rogers, Ross, Scott, Steele of New York, Stiles, Townsend, Wadsworth, C. A. White, J. W. White, F. Wood and Yeamen--51. The
l were, that it gave to representatives in Congress power to appoint to office, which power was, by the Constitution, vested in the Executive. On motion, by Mr. Brown, of Mississippi, the bill was considered, the question being on its passage over the President's veto. After a long debate, in which Mr. Hill, of Georgia, alone sustained the objections of the President, the Senate passed the bill over the veto by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs. Baker, Brown, Burnett, Garland, Graham, Haynes, Henry, Johnson of Missouri, Maxwell, Oldham, Semmes, Sparrow, Walker, Watson and Wigfall--15. Nays.--Messrs. Hill, Hunter and Vest--3. Mr. Sparpersons between the ages of eighteen and forty-five exempted by State authority in the State of Georgia. Mr. Smith caused to be read a communication from Governor Brown, going to show that the number of such exempts was much less than it had been stated at on the floor of the House. Mr. Perkins, of Louisiana, offered a r
nate went into secret session. [Note.--Mr. Spitler, of Page, who was necessarily absent from the Senate on Tuesday when the bill regulating the currency and prohibiting the illegal traffic in gold was passed, made a personal explanation, expressing regret that he was not present at the time. He would have voted for the bill if he had been in the Senate when the vote was taken upon it.] House of Delegates. The House met at noon, Speaker Sheffey in the chair. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Brown, of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Ambers, of Chesterfield, introduced a resolution that, on and after the 26th instant (Thursday), the House will hold evening sessions for the consideration of business on the secret calendar. Lies over. Mr. Haymond, of Marion, moved, by resolution, that the Legislature proceed, on Monday next, to the election of a Superintendent of the Penitentiary, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the failure of the present incumbent (Mr. Bass) to qualify wit
e flaring accounts given by the Yankees of this reverse, yet we give place to the account as a matter of history. It shows that there has been no "rout" of Hood's army, nor any demoralization in its ranks. After describing the fight at Franklin, the writer says: "At an early hour the next day the dead were buried and the wounded placed in hospitals, and we took up the line of march that evening in the direction of Nashville. We met with no opposition until we reached the vicinity of Brown's creek, about three miles and a half from Nashville, where we established our lines, resting the right of our infantry on the Chattanooga railroad and our left near the Harding pike, and extending our right and left with cavalry to the Cumberland river. Our infantry line was well fortified, and upon our infantry flanks we were constructing small forts, to be manned with seventy-five or one hundred men each; but before the completion of these works, on the 15th instant, the enemy assaulted
The Daily Dispatch: January 30, 1865., [Electronic resource], "rich man's War — poor man's fight." (search)
to approve the act now before me. "Jefferson Davis. "Richmond, Virginia, January 25, 1865." After debate, the vote being taken whether the bill should pass notwithstanding the objections of the President, it was decided in the affirmative — yeas, 13; nays, 4. Those who voted in the affirmative were: Messrs. Baker, Caperton, Garland, Graham, Haynes, Henry, Maxwell, Oldham, Semmes, Simms, Walker, Watson and Wigfall. Those who voted in the negative were: Messrs. Brown, Burnett, Dortch and Sparrow. On motion, the Senate resolved into secret session. House of Representatives. The House met at 11 o'clock. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Tichenor. Leave of absence was granted Messrs. Lester, of Georgia; Lamkin, of Mississippi, and Shewmaker, of Georgia, called home on important private business, and Mr. Rives, of Virginia, who is confined to his room by indisposition. The House then resumed the consideration of the Senate bill "to provide f
or absent without leave, may organize into companies and offer themselves to the President as volunteers for the war, and be organized into battalions and regiments, subject to the laws and regulations now in force. Mr. Henry said such a law would add thousands of men to the service who would never enter it as conscripts. Mr. Oldham, of Texas, presented resolutions of the Legislature of Texas concerning peace, reconstruction and independence which, after remarks by Messrs. Graham, Brown and Wigfall, were ordered to be printed. House bill to provide for sequestrating the property of persons liable to military service who have departed, or shall depart, from the Confederate States without permission, the same having been reported adversely upon by the Judiciary Committee. Mr. Garland rose to address the Senate, but gave way to Mr. Wigfall, who introduced the following bills: A bill to encourage the cultivation of cotton in the Trans-Mississippi Department. Re
General Sherman. We append an abstract from a letter written before the war by this man, who is now trying to subjugate the South.--It was addressed to a delegate to the Charleston Convention from one of the Western States: "Fort Ridcely, March 20, 1860. "Now, my dear fellow, I am glad you are going South, and all we ask of you is, give us a good President. Stop this damnable negro heresy of the country; from upon every Abolitionist you meet; and, as you pass down through Old Virginia, see that the remnants of that raid of Brown's, yet unhung, are promptly brought to the halter. And, in the meantime, if you will take a few of our most distinguished sons of the devil (Republicans), now in the Minnesota Legislature, along with you, and let them see. Virginia justice, you will benefit our community. Yours, truly, and in haste, "T. W. Sherman."
Confederate Congress. Senate. Tuesday, February 7, 1865. The Senate met at 12 o'clock M. Mr. Hunter, of Virginia, in the chair. Mr. Brown, of Mississippi, offered the following: "Resolved. That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to report a bill, with the least practical delay, to take into the military service of the Confederate States a number of negro soldiers, not to exceed two hundred thousand, by voluntary enlistment, with the consent of their owners, or by conscription, as may be found necessary; and that the committee provide in said bill for the emancipation of said negroes in all cases where they prove loyal and true to the end of the war, and for the immediate payment, under proper restrictions, of their full present value to their owners." On motion, by Mr. Maxwell, the Senate resolved into secret session. House of Representatives. The House met at the usual hour. Senate bill to establish the flag of the Confederate
l modesty, said he mistrusted his own judgment in such matters, and that the "naval gentlemen" were the proper persons to be consulted. The bill was accordingly referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and, after various plans were submitted, and the opinions of leading officers of our navy obtained, said committee unanimously recommended its adoption. On your suggestion that it would be well to have the opinions of other officers of the army on the subject, the bill was, on motion of Mr. Brown, of Mississippi, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and I now have the honor to submit herewith to your consideration letters I have received from General Joseph E. Johnston, General S. Cooper, Lieutenant-General Ewell, Lieutenant-General Longstreet's Inspector-General; Major- Generals Fitz Lee, Rosser and Lomax, of cavalry; Brigadier-Generals Pendleton and Long, of artillery; Colonel Crutchfield, Stonewall Jackson's chief of artillery; Major-General Heth, Major-General Smith,
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