Thursday, Oct. 2, 1862.
Senate.--The Senate met at 11 o'clock A. M.--Mr. Hunter
, of Virginia
, in the Chair.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Woodbridge
The Senate bill providing for enlistments in the marine corps, with House
amendments, was taken 0up, and amendments concurred in.
The Senate Exemption bill, with House
amendments, was taken up.
moved the Senate disagree to the House
amendments, and that a committee on the part of the Senate be appointed to confer with a House committee to perfect the bill.
House bill to enable the President
to provide means for military transportation by the construction of a road between Blue Mountain, in Alabama
, and Rome, in Georgia
Passed. Ayes 14, nays 4.
House bill to authorize the Postmaster General
to employ special agents to superintend and secure the certain and speedy transportation of the mails across the Mississippi river
Amendment offered by Mr. Johnson
agreed to, and bill passed.
House of Representatives.--The House
met at 11 o'clock.
, of Arkansas
, offered the following resolution, and the accompanying papers, which was referred to the Committee
That the Committee
on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency and propriety of granting to the Louisiana
, Arkansas, and Texas
Navigation Company the same privileges and franchises which were granted by an act of the Congress of the United States previous to the secession of the Southern States
, and report by bill or otherwise.
, of Ala.
, moved a suspension of the rules for the purpose of taking up the bill to enable the President
to provide means of military transportation by the construction of a railroad from Blue Mountain, Ala.
, and Rome, Ga.
The motion was agreed to, and the bill was taken up and passed by a vote of ayes 37, noes 26.
, of Texas
from the Committee
on the Quartermaster's Department, reported back certain resolutions of inquiry in relation to meeting the requisitions upon the Treasury upon the Departments of War and the Navy, and asking to be discharged from the further consideration of the same.
On motion of Mr. Perkins
, of La.
, the report and resolutions were referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.
, of La.
, from the Committee of Ways and Means, asked leave to report a bill making appropriations for the expenses of Government.
, of S. C.
, called up the regular order of the day — the Tax bill.
, of Va.
, moved a postponement of the regular order for the purpose of receiving the report from the Committee of Ways and Means.--The motion was agreed to.
The special order for the morning hour was also postponed.
then reported a bill from the Committee of Ways and Means, making appropriations for the expenses of the Executive
, Legislative, and Judicial Departments of the Government
for the month of December, 1862.
On motion of Mr. Jones
, of Tenn.
, the bill was referred to the Committee of the whole House and ordered to be printed.
On motion of Mr. Garnett
, the bill was made the special order for the morning hour to-morrow.
then resolved itself into-Committee of the Whole, (Mr. Heiskell
, of Tenn.
, in the chair.) and resumed the consideration of the bill reported from the Committee of Ways and Means, entitled ‘"an act to raise revenue."’
, being entitled in the floor, proceeded to restate the position which he had previously occupied, and to explain the as length.
The bill was also described by Messrs. Bruce
, and Foote
, but up to the hour of adjournment no final action was sad upon it.