Thursday, November 24, 1864.
The Senate met at 12 o'clock M.
, of Arkansas
, offered a resolution, which was agreed to, instructing the Finance Committee to inquire whether the act of the 14th of June last, increasing the compensation of the heads of the executive departments, etc., includes the special agents
of the Post-Office Department; and if not, whether it is expedient to increase the compensation of such agents.
, of Florida
, offered a resolution, which was agreed to, instructing the Naval Committee to inquire into the expediency of allowing rations to warrant officers of the navy serving on shore.
introduced a bill, which was referred to the Finance Committee, authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury
to remit, under regulations to be prescribed by him, the Confederate
tax on Confederate bonds and interest-bearing notes, when the same were hold by widows or orphans and were necessary to their support.
, of North Carolina
, offered a resolution, which was agreed to, calling on the President
to communicate to the Senate a copy of the report of Lieutenant-General D. H. Hill
of the operations of his command in the battle of Chickamauga
also offered a resolution, which was agreed to, instructing the Committee
on Indian Affairs to inquire into the expediency of amending the act of May 1, 1863, providing for the payment of the interest on the removal and subsistence fund due the North Carolina Cherokee Indians
presented a memorial of some of the Society of Friends of North Carolina
asking that the indulgence in exempting them from military service, extended to those who were members of this persuasion previous to 1862, be extended to those who had joined it since that time.
On motion, by Mr. Caperton
, consideration of the Senate bill to amend the act providing for the employment of negroes in the army was postponed till to-morrow.
On motion, the Senate resolved into secret session.
House of Representatives.
met at 12 o'clock M. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Pickett
took up and resumed the consideration of the bill to define and punish conspiracy against the Confederate States
Pending the consideration of the bill, the House