previous next

House of Representatives.

Friday, September 5, 1862.

The House met at 12 o'clock, and its session opened with prayer by Rev. Mr. Baker. Journal of yesterday read.

Mr. Holt, of Ga., offered a resolution that the debate on the bill to increase the army and the substitutes thereto shall close and the House proceed to vote thereon at 2½ o'clock on Saturday, and moved a suspension of the rule to allow the resolution to be acted upon. The motion was not agreed to.

Mr. Lyons, of Va., rose to a personal explanation. A misunderstanding had occurred between the Speaker and himself upon a point in delate, and he was happy to say that the matter had been reconciled to his entire satisfaction, and the most friendly relations had been restored.

The Speaker, responded most cordially to the remarks of the gentleman from Virginia. Their former relations had been restored to full, entire, and complete existence.

The chair laid before the House a joint resolution of the Senate, tendering thanks to Commander Eben Farrand, and the officers and men under his command, for their successful defence at Drury's Bluff against the iron clad steamers of the enemy, May 15th, 1862. Referred to Naval Committee.--Also, Senate bill to make provision-for coins for the Confederate States. Referred. Also, a bill to amend the act to provide further for the public defence, approved April 16th, 1862. Laid on the table.

Mr. Gartrell, of Ga. offered a resolution that the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the propriety of increasing the salaries of mail route agents during the continuance of the war. Referred to the Post-Office Committee.

Mr. Boteler, of Va., offered the following resolution, which was agreed to:

Resolved. That the resolution and accompanying report in reference to a Confederate flag, which were submitted from the joint Committee on Flag and Seal at the last session of Congress, be withdrawn from the files of the House, and recommitted to the joint committee.

Mr. Garnett, of Va., presented the petition of J. H. Henry, clerk in the office of the Assistant Adjutant-General in Gen Winder's Department, asking an increase of salary. Referred to Committee on Claims.

Mr. Perkins, of La, offered the following preamble and resolution, which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs:

Whereas, the recent action under the late law of Congress, of promoting officers ‘"out of sum,"’ has resulted in creating great discontent among many gallant and meritorious officers in the navy, and is considered injurious to the best interests of the service: Be it therefore.

Resolved, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be instructed to inquire into the necessity, or expediency, of repealing, or in some suitable manner modifying, the law passed at the last session of Congress in regard to promotions in the navy.

Mr. Bonham, of S. C., presented a memorial from citizens of Laurens District, in that State, on the subject of military transportation. Referred to the Committee on Military Transportation.

Mr. Collier, of Va., presented a bill authorizing and regulating substitutes. Referred to Military Committee.

Mr. Sexton, of Texas, introduced a bill concerning the transportation of soldiers, and allowance for clothing of volunteers, and amendatory of the act for the establishment and organization of the army of the Confederate States, approved May 21, 1861. Referred to Committee on Military Transportation.

Mr. Miles, of S. C., introduced a bill to increase the Signal Corps, which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The House then proceeded to the consideration of the special order, (the hill for the increase of the Provisional Army,) and able speeches were made by Messrs. Preston, Foote, Dargan, and Davis of Miss.

At half past 3 o'clock the House adjourned.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
United States (United States) (2)
South Carolina (South Carolina, United States) (2)
hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Gen Winder (1)
Sexton (1)
Preston (1)
John W. Perkins (1)
Miles (1)
Lyons (1)
Holt (1)
J. H. Henry (1)
Gartrell (1)
Garnett (1)
Foote (1)
Eben Farrand (1)
Jefferson Davis (1)
Dargan (1)
Collier (1)
Boteler (1)
Bonham (1)
Baker (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
September 5th, 1862 AD (1)
May 15th, 1862 AD (1)
April 16th, 1862 AD (1)
May 21st, 1861 AD (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: