Tuesday, December 20, 1864.
, from the Committee
on Finance, reported a bill, which was considered and passed, authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury
to redeem and cancel, before maturity, all bonds and treasury notes received in payment for sequestrated property.
, from the Military Committee, reported a bill, which was put on the calendar, providing that persons detailed or assigned as provost-marshals or clerks of military courts shall, if below the rank of major, receive the pay and allowances of a captain of cavalry.
On motion, by Mr. Hill
, of Georgia
, the Senate resolved into secret session.
House of Representatives.
met at the usual hour, and was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Doggett
, of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
took up and passed the bill to provide for the sequestration of the property of persons leaving the country to avoid military service.
resolved into Committee of the Whole on the currency bill.
Pending the consideration of the bill, the committee rose and the House