met at twelve o'clock yesterday.
On motion of Mr. Jemison
, of Ala.
, the bill to facilitate the settlement of the claims of deceased soldiers was referred to the Committee
introduced a bill to authorize the owners of registered eight per cent. ten year convertible bonds, issued under the provisions of the act approved 16th May, 1861, to exchange the same for coupon bonds
Also, a bill to amend the act to prohibit the importation of luxuries.
, of Miss
, introduced a bill to amend the act to organize military courts to attend the armies of the Confederate States
in the field.
House joint resolution of thanks to the 9th Texas infantry was considered and passed.
The bill to authorize the formation of new commands, to be composed of supernumerary officers who may resign to join those commands, and to limit and restrict the appointment of officers, was considered and passed.
The bill, besides the provision expressed in its title, provides that the offices left vacant by such resignations shall not be filled unless there are on the rolls of the company for service at least forty-six noncommissioned officers and privates; nor
shall the position of Second Lieutenant
be filled in case of a vacancy, unless there are on the rolls of the company for service thirty non-commissioned officers and privates, nor shall the position of First Lieutenant
be filled unless there are at least twenty non-commissioned officers and men on the rolls of the company for service.
On motion of Mr. Sparrow
, the message of the President
, stating his objections to the act passed at the last session of Congress to provide and organize a general staff
for armies in the field, to serve during the war, was referred to the Committee
on Military Affairs.
Senate bill to provide supplies for the army and to prescribe the mode of making impressments, being the unfinished business of the previous day, was taken up and considered.
After several amendments and lengthy discussion the bill was passed by a vote of yeas 10, mays 7.
[As this bill will doubtless undergo material modification in the House
, it is useless to publish it in its present form.]
The Senate then went into secret session, and the doors burring reopened
Senate bill, authorizing the appointment of additional Quartermasters and Commissaries was considered and passed.
House amendments to Senate bill, increasing the pay and mileage of members of Congress, and the compensation of the officers of Congress, were concurred in.
On motion, the Senate adjourned.
House of Representatives.
--Prayer by the Rev Dr Doggett
, of the Methodist Church
, of Va, introduced a bill to enable the citizens of Virginia
and others to supply the city of Richmond
with food Referred to the Committee
on Quartermasters Department.
, of Va, introduced a bill to increase the compensation of the assistant clerks
of the Senate and House of Representatives fifty per cent for one year.
Considered and passed.
The following were also introduced and referred:
By Mr Foster
, of Ala.--A bill to repeal the act to regulate the destruction of property under military necessity.
By Mr Lyon
, of Ala.--A bill to provide for the settlement of claims against the Confederate States
for property lost, captured, or destroyed while in the military service, or which has been taken or impressed.
By Mr A H Garland
— A bill to authorize the Attorney General
to purchase books for the Department of Justice.
Also, a bill to increase the compensation of the heads of the several Executive Departments.
By Mr Villere
, of La.--A bill to amend the act to prohibit the importation of luxuries or of articles not necessaries or of common use.
By Mr Barksdale
, of Miss.
--A bill to compensate the city of Jackson
for public school buildings destroyed while in the use of the military authorities.
By Mr Smith
, of N C.--A bill to provide for the admission of Mallett
's battalion into the military service of the Confederate States
By Mr Fuller
, of N C.--A bill to aid in the construction of a railroad from Fayetteville
, N C, to Florence
, S C.
By Mr McCallum
, of Tenn.
--A bill to authorize the taking of proof of the amount expended by the State of Tennessee
in the support of her army previous to its transfer to the Government
of the Confederate States
Also, a bill to amend the act to regulate the destruction of property under military necessity.
Mr. H. W. Bruce
, of Ky.
, offered a resolution to rescind the resolution for an adjournment on Tuesday, the 7th of June instant.
Laid on the table.
Various memorials and resolutions of inquiry were introduced and referred.
, of Tenn.
, offered the following:
That so much of the joint resolution adopted on the 30th of May as requires the President
of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives to adjourn their respective Houses at 12 o'clock M. on Tuesday, June 7th, be, and the same is hereby, rescinded; and the said two Houses shall take a recess on Tuesday next, at 12 o'clock M., for ninety days.
, of Tenn.
, moved to amend by substituting fifteen days.
, of Ga.
, moved to lay the resolution and amendment on the table.
On this question Mr. Foote
demanded the ayes and noes, which were ordered; pending which the House
resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, (Mr. Sexton
in the chair,) and resumed the consideration of the bill to amend the tax laws.
The bill having been perfected, the committee rose and reported the bill and amendments to the House
Substitutes were offered by Messrs. Colyer
, of Tenn.
, and Anderson
, of Ga.
Pending the consideration of the subject the House
took a recess until 8, o'clk P. M.
on Tuesday night passed the bill to promote the efficiency of the cavalry service, and to punish lawlessness in any portion thereof.]