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Monday, March 31, 1862

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Saturday, March 29, 1862.

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

The Speaker announced the members of the committee of conference with the Senate on the disagreement between the two Houses on the . . . more

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Saturday, March 29, 1862.

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

The Speaker announced the members of the committee of conference with the Senate on the disagreement between the two Houses on the pay of the mileage of members of the Provisional Congress. The committee on the part of the House—Messrs. Curry of Ala., Chambers of Miss, and Hoit of Geo.

The Speaker laid before the House a communication from the Secretary of War, in response to the resolution requesting reports of the several Colonels engaged in the battle of Leesburg. Read and laid on the table.

A message was also received from the Secretary of the Treasury, submitting a report with reference to the payment of the war tax, asking instructions from Congress; which was read at length.

Mr. Kerner of La., moved that the communication, with documents accompanying it, be referred to the committee of Ways and Means, and it was so referred.

Messrs. Curry and Pugh each submitted accounts which were referred to the Committee on Claims.

Mr. Chilton, of Ala., submitted a joint resolution recommending the appointment of a joint committee of the two houses to consider and report what legislation is necessary to carry out the system of conscription recommended in the recent message of the President.

Mr. Russell, of Va., moved as a substitute for the resolution that the message of the President be referred to a select committee of one from each State.

Mr. Davis, of Miss, offered as a substitute for the resolution or Mr. Chilton, a resolution for the discharge of the present Military Committee, and authorizing the Speaker to appoint a new committee. The Chair decided the resolution not in order.

The question recurring upon the resolution of Mr. Chilton.

Mr. Hamser, of Ark., moved to amend by striking out the word "fire" and inserting "thirteen," and the monon was agreed to The resolution as amended was then passed.

Mr. Garlard, of Ark, moved to take up a resolution offered by him some days age, to increase the Military Committee from nine to thirteen members. The resolution was taken up and agreed to.

Mr. Davis, of Miss., asked to be excused from further service on the Military Committee. By a vote of the House he was excused.

Mr. Kenner, of La., introduced a bill entailed to enable the States assuming the war tax to pay the same into the Treasury. The bill was engrossed, read a third time, and passed.

On motion, the House went into secret session.

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Friday, December 09, 1864

CONFEDERATE CONGRESS.

SENATE.

Thursday, December 8, 1864.

Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Edwards, of the Methodist Church.

Mr. Orr offered a resolution, which was agreed to, extending to General Joseph E. Johnston the privileges of the floor of the Senate during his sojourn in the city.

Mr. Orr submitted, for consideration, a resolution . . . more

CONFEDERATE CONGRESS.

SENATE.

Thursday, December 8, 1864.

Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Edwards, of the Methodist Church.

Mr. Orr offered a resolution, which was agreed to, extending to General Joseph E. Johnston the privileges of the floor of the Senate during his sojourn in the city.

Mr. Orr submitted, for consideration, a resolution of concurrence that the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on adjourning their respective Houses on Tuesday, the 20th instant, adjourn them to meet again on Monday, the 10th of January next.

Senate bill to amend the act to increase the efficiency of the army by the employment of negroes was reported adversely by the Military Committee.

Mr. Sparrow, from the same, reported, with an amendment, by way of a substitute, the bill to repeal, in part, the act to regulate the destruction of property under military necessity. The bill and amendment were ordered to be printed.

Mr. Semmes, from the Judiciary Committee, reported back, with an amendment, House bill to define and punish conspiracy against the confederate States. The bill and amendment were ordered to be printed.

The Senate then resumed the consideration of the Senate bill to provide supplies for the army and to prescribe the mode of impressment.

After discussion, on motion, by Mr. Watson, of Mississippi, the bill was recommitted to the Judiciary Committee.

Senate resolutions relative to the seizure of the Florida were passed.

Senate joint resolution authorizing the President to appoint a commissioner to Brazil was passed.

On motion, by Mr. Sparrow, the Senate resolved into secret session; and the doors being opened, the Senate adjourned.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House met at the usual hour. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Moore.

The Chair laid before the House a communication from the Secretary of War giving estimates of funds needed to meet a deficiency in the appropriation to pay the clerks in the War Department. Referred.

Also, one from the Secretary of the Treasury giving information called for by the House relative to the payment of State claims for property illegally impressed. Ordered to be printed and referred to the special committee on the subject.

The House resumed the consideration of the special order, being the bill to provide for the sequestration of the property of citizens of the Confederacy who have left the country to avoid military duty.

The morning hour having expired, Mr. Russell moved a secret session, which motion prevailed.

Having re-opened, the House adjourned.

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Friday, March 17, 1865

CONFEDERATE CONGRESS.

SENATE.

Thursday, March 16, 1865.

House bill to suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, reported back adversely by the Judiciary Committee, was, after debate, rejected by the following vote:

Yeas—Messrs. Burnett, of Ky., Henry of Tenn., Johnston of Mo., Maxwell of Fla., Simms of Ky., and . . . more

CONFEDERATE CONGRESS.

SENATE.

Thursday, March 16, 1865.

House bill to suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, reported back adversely by the Judiciary Committee, was, after debate, rejected by the following vote:

Yeas—Messrs. Burnett, of Ky., Henry of Tenn., Johnston of Mo., Maxwell of Fla., Simms of Ky., and Vest of Mo.—6.

Nays—Messrs. Barnwell, Brown, Graham, Hunter, Oldham, Orr, Semmes, Watson, and Wigfall. —9.

The Senate concurred in House amendment to the bill to regulate the business of conscription.

Impressment law so as not to give property impressed for the use of the army, to be paid for at the time of the impressment, was passed.

House resolution to adjourn on Saturday next was rejected—yeas 8, nays 8.

The Senate then resolved into secret session.

The doors being opened, Mr. Orr submitted a resolution to adjourn at two o'clock on Saturday, which was agreed to—yeas 8, nays 7.

The Senate took a recess till 8 o'clock.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Thursday, March 16, 1865.

Mr. Ewing, of Tenn., the unfinished business being postponed, offered a joint resolution in favor of the adjournment of Congress, sine die, on Saturday, the 18th inst., at 1 o'clock. The resolution was agreed to.

Mr. Cluskey, of Tenn., presented the following:

Resolved, That the Speaker of the House will hereafter issue his warrant for the arrest of any member about to absent himself without leave.

The resolution was laid over under the rules.

Mr. Pugh, of Ala., (under a suspension of the rules,) read a report from the Committee on Military Affairs, in answer to that portion of the President's late message relating to military affairs, which had been referred to that committee.

Mr. Swan, as a member of the Committee on Military Affairs, did not agree with the report of the committee. He had always been since taking his seat here, and was now, in favor of putting all the men and all the means in the country at the disposal of the Executive.

Mr. Clark approved of the report in the main, but could not agree that a general military law was unnecessary and inexpedient. He thought there were laws needed on the subject to complete the military organization of the Confederate Government, to enable the President to call the militia from one State to another, in cases of necessity and emergency.

Mr. Hartridge, of Geo., presented the following:

Resolved, That the report presented by the Committee on Military Affairs expresses the sense of this House in reference to the subject contained in the report.

On motion of Mr. Clark, of Mo., action on the resolution was postponed until after the disposition of the militia bill now before the House.

Mr. Marshall, (under a suspension of the rules,) moved that the report of the committee be printed, which was ordered.

The special order, viz: The bill for organizing, arming and disciplining, &c., the militia of the Confederate States, was taken up. The pending question being the motion to lie on the table,

The House refused to lay the bill on the table. Yeas, 31; nays, 33.

Pending its further consideration, on motion of Mr. Lyon, the House resolved itself into secret session.

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Wednesday, March 18, 1863

CONFEDERATE STATES CONGRESS.

Tuesday, March 17, 1863.

Senate.—The Senate was called to order at 11 o'clock A. M., Mr. Hunter, of Va., in the chair Prayer by Rev. Jas. A. Duncan, of the Methodist Church.

The consideration of the bill to organize the Supreme Court of the Confederate States . . . more

CONFEDERATE STATES CONGRESS.

Tuesday, March 17, 1863.

Senate.—The Senate was called to order at 11 o'clock A. M., Mr. Hunter, of Va., in the chair Prayer by Rev. Jas. A. Duncan, of the Methodist Church.

The consideration of the bill to organize the Supreme Court of the Confederate States was resumed, the pending question being on the adoption of the amendment of Mr. Clay, of Ala., repealing the 45th and 46th sections of the act of the Provisional Congress, approved March 16th, 1861.

Mr. Yancey proceeded to address the Senate at some length in favor of the proposed amendment of Mr. Clay. He spoke from 11 o'clock till a few minutes of 3 o'clock.

Mr. Orr called the previous question, which he withdrew in order to allow Mr. Phelan to submit a closing argument. The bill was then informally passed over.

The Senate were notified that the House of Representatives had disagreed to the amendment of the Senate to a bill authorizing the impressment of private property for the use of the army and other military purposes; and that it desired a committee of conference and had appointed Messrs. Holcombe, of Va., Chilton, of Ala., and Garland, of Ark., said committee on their behalf. Messrs. Haynes, Wigfall, and Caperton were appointed the committee on behalf of the Senate.

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, by leave, reported a bill to regulate the supplies of clothing to enlisted men of the navy during the war, which was ordered to its engrossment and passed.

A message was received from the President, which, according to his request, was considered in secret session.

House of Representatives.—The House met at 12 o'clock, and was opened with prayer by Rev. Bishop Early.

The Chair laid before the House Senate bill relative to the bonds of Quartermasters and Commissaries of the Confederate States. Read first and second times, and referred to Committee on Quartermaster and Commissary Departments.

Also, Senate bill for the benefit of certain claimants for postal service. Referred to Committee on Post-Offices.

Mr. Royston, of Ark., moved that when the House adjourns to-day it adjourn to meet at 11 o'clock.

On this motion the ayes and noes were called, and resulted—ayes 38 noes 13. No quorum voting, a call of the House was ordered, and it was ascertained that sixty members were present. The motion to meet at 11 o'clock to-morrow was agreed to.

Mr. Conrad, of La., moved to suspend the rule requiring the House to resume the consideration of the Tax bill, with a view to enable him to report back a bill referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. The motion did not prevail.

On motion of Mr. Royston, the House went into secret session on the Tax bill.

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Wednesday, August 20, 1862

CONFEDERATE STATES CONGRESS.
[ADJOURNED SESSION]

SENATE.

Richmond, August 19, 1862.

The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock M. by Vice-President Stephens, and opened with prayer by Rev. L. W. Susley, of the Second Baptise Church.

Mr. Clay, of Ala, gave notice that he would at an early, day ask . . . more

CONFEDERATE STATES CONGRESS.
[ADJOURNED SESSION]

SENATE.

Richmond, August 19, 1862.

The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock M. by Vice-President Stephens, and opened with prayer by Rev. L. W. Susley, of the Second Baptise Church.

Mr. Clay, of Ala, gave notice that he would at an early, day ask to bring in a bill to be entitled "An act to punish and repress the importation of counterfeit Confederate Treasury notes by our enemies."

On motion of Mr. Hunter, of Va., to much of the President's Message superiors to finances post officer, post roads, and Indian affairs, was referred to the appropriate committees.

On motion of Mr. Sparrow, of La., so much of the Message as refers to navel affairs was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Semmes, of La., so much of the Message as refers to military affairs was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Brown, of Mo., in order to allow the committees time to prepare business, the Senate adjourned to 12 o'clock Wednesday.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Tuesday, August 19, 1862.

House met at 12 o'clock, and its session opened with prayer by Bishop Early. Journal of yesterday road.

The Speaker announced the business in order the resolution of Mr. Foote, of Tenn., for a change of the rules, so as to require a majority of the House to go into secret session. A substitute was offered by Mr. Chilton, of Alabama, and after a suspension of the rules, and some discussion by Messrs. Foote, Jones, Chilton, Gray, Lyons, and Perkins, the vote was taken by ayes and noes on the substitute of Mr. Chilton, and resulted, ayes 5d, noes 14.

MESSAGE AND ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS.

The House, on motion of Mr. Jones, of Tenn., resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, with a view to take up the President's message and accompanying documents, Mr. Curry, of Ala., in the chair.

A resolution was offered by Mr. Jones, of Tenn., referring the message and documents to appropriate committees, but before it was acted upon the committee rose.

A resolution was offered by Mr. Heiskell. of Tenn., to remove the injunction of secrecy from the proceedings of the House on the Conscription bill. The resolution was adopted.

On motion, the House adjourned.

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Friday, March 20, 1863

CONFEDERATE STATES CONGRESS.

Thursday, March 19, 1863.

Senate.—The Senate met at 12 o'clock, Mr. Hunter, of Va., in the chair. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Duncan, of the M. E. Church.

The Senate took up for consideration the bill for the condemnation of cotton.

On motion of Mr. Hill, of Ga., the . . . more

CONFEDERATE STATES CONGRESS.

Thursday, March 19, 1863.

Senate.—The Senate met at 12 o'clock, Mr. Hunter, of Va., in the chair. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Duncan, of the M. E. Church.

The Senate took up for consideration the bill for the condemnation of cotton.

On motion of Mr. Hill, of Ga., the same was transferred to the secret calendar.

The Senate then took up the bill to establish the Court of Claims.

The bill was read by sections, and the first section was adopted. The second section was then read; ponding the consideration of which.

On motion of Mr. Johnson, of Ark., the Senate resolved itself into secret session.

House of Representatives.—Immediately after the reading of the journal the House went into secret session, and resumed the consideration of the Tax bill.

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Tuesday, January 10, 1865

VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE.

[EXTRA SESSION.]

SENATE.

Monday, January 9, 1865.

Mr. Johnson, of Bedford, President pro. tem., called the Senate to order at 12 o'clock.

Mr. Stephenson offered a resolution, which was adopted, providing that the Board of Public Works be requested to report, as soon as possible, the rates of toll they . . . more

VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE.

[EXTRA SESSION.]

SENATE.

Monday, January 9, 1865.

Mr. Johnson, of Bedford, President pro. tem., called the Senate to order at 12 o'clock.

Mr. Stephenson offered a resolution, which was adopted, providing that the Board of Public Works be requested to report, as soon as possible, the rates of toll they have authorized railroad and other companies in the State to charge, and whether said railroad and other companies have complied with the requirements of the act entitled "an act to authorize the Board of Public Works to increase the rates of toll, etc." passed March 10, 1864.

Mr. Wiley presented a petition from the clerks of the courts of Roanoke and Botetourt counties, asking an increase of fees and compensation to the clerks of the courts of this Commonwealth.—Agreed to.

The rest of the session was taken up in the transaction of business in secret session.

HOUSE OF DELEGATES.

The House met at noon; Speaker Hugh W. Sheffey in the chair.

Mr. Bouldin, from the Finance Committee, introduced a bill for the relief of L. Macon, sheriff of Albemarle.

Mr. Winston called up the bill amending the law in respect to fiduciaries, which was amended on his motion and ordered to its engrossment.

Mr. Magruder called up the bill to provide relief for the indigent families of soldiers and equalizing the burden of their relief among the various counties.

Pending the amendment of the bill, a communication was received from the Senate covering a resolution from the secret calendar, when, on motion of Mr. Pendleton, the House resolved itself into secret session for the consideration of the same.

When the doors were re-opened the House adjourned.

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Wednesday, October 21, 1863

The Legislature.

—In the Senate, the Chair laid before the body a message from the Governor, enclosing a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederate States and one from the Commissioners of Taxes, in relation to the liability to taxation of State stock in . . . more

The Legislature.

—In the Senate, the Chair laid before the body a message from the Governor, enclosing a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederate States and one from the Commissioners of Taxes, in relation to the liability to taxation of State stock in the Banks of the Commonwealth, which were referred to the Committee on Confederate Relations.

A bill was introduced to increase the capital stock of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Company, which was read the first time.

Mr. Neeson introduced a joint resolution to regulate the expenditures of Commissioners of the Revenue on State account, numbering their districts, &c. The resolution was adopted.

The bill for the relief of the families of indigent soldiers and sailors was taken up, read a third time, and, on motion of Mr. Neeson, laid upon the table until a fuller attendance of the Senate could be had to vote upon it.

The Senate then again resumed the consideration of the bill to regulate prices, and continued it under discussion till the hour of adjournment.

In the House, a resolution was offered by Mr. Lynch relative to a repeal of the act concerning fiduciaries.

Mr. Shelton introduced a resolution in relation to changing the biennial sessions of the General Assembly from the first Monday in December to the first Monday in January, the consideration of which was indefinitely postponed.

From the Committee on Military Affairs, Mr. Anderson reported a joint resolution instructing our Senators, and requesting our Representatives, in Congress to use their best efforts to procure the passage of a bill to increase the pay of soldiers, and to furnish commutation allowed by army regulations and not furnished in kind. The resolution was taken up and passed.

Mr. Shackelford, from the Committee on Confederate Relations, reported a bill to secure priority of transportation of food for consumers, which was read by its title.

On motion of Mr. Deane, the joint resolution, offered several days ago, fixing the day of adjournment for Thursday, the 22d inst., was taken up. Mr. Deane moved to amend the resolution by striking out Thursday, the 22d, and inserting Monday, the 26th.

Mr. Haymond, of Marion, moved to amend the amendment by inserting the first Monday in November, which was agreed to, and the resolution as amended was passed.

On motion of Mr. Buford, the report of the Committee on Banks, on the question of currency, was taken up.

Mr. Buford offered an amendment to the second resolution accompanying the report.

After some discussion of this amendment and the plan proposed by the resolutions, the report and resolutions were laid on the table.

The bill for the relief of Wm. F. Ritchie, for losses sustained by him in the discharge of his duties as public printer, was taken up. The bill was passed by a vote of—ayes 83, noes 6.

On motion of Mr. Deane, the bill declaring certain railroad companies responsible as common carriers on their roads, &c., was read a second time.

The bill to reorganize the penitentiary was laid on the table for the present.

The bill to authorize, for a limited period, the impressment of fuel for the use of the Central Railroad, was laid on the table.

The bill authorizing the impressment of slaves to work on certain railroads was then taken up, but before being disposed of the House adjourned.

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Friday, December 16, 1864

CONFEDERATE CONGRESS.

SENATE.

Thursday, December 15, 1864.

Prayer by Rev. Dr. Minnegerode, of the Episcopal Church.

The Chair laid before the Senate the petition of adjutants of certain Georgia regiments asking increase of rank or to be put in the line of promotion. Referred to the Military Committee.

House bill to regulate the . . . more

CONFEDERATE CONGRESS.

SENATE.

Thursday, December 15, 1864.

Prayer by Rev. Dr. Minnegerode, of the Episcopal Church.

The Chair laid before the Senate the petition of adjutants of certain Georgia regiments asking increase of rank or to be put in the line of promotion. Referred to the Military Committee.

House bill to regulate the pay and mileage of members, and the compensation of officers of the Senate and House of Representatives, was reported adversely from the Finance Committee, and was placed on the calendar.

The Senate then resumed consideration of the bill to define and punish conspiracy against the Confederate States, the pending question being on the adoption of an amendment proposed by the Judiciary Committee. After a long discussion, which consumed most of the day, the amendment was adopted and the bill passed. Yeas, 10; nays, 7.

On motion, by Mr. Hill, the Senate resolved into secret session.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House was called to order at the usual hour. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Jeter.

A joint resolution, defining the position of the Confederate States and declaring their determination to prosecute the war until the independence of the South is acknowledged, was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

A bill to provide for the impressment of free negroes and slaves to work on the fortifications and other public works was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

A resolution, proposing the adjournment of both Houses from Saturday, the 24th instant, to the 2d of January, 1865, was indefinitely postponed.

The sequestration bill was then taken up and discussed; after which the House adjourned.

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Wednesday, December 09, 1863

CONFEDERATE STATES CONGRESS.

The Senate met at 12 o'clock M., Mr. Hunter, of Va., in the chair. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Read, of the Presbyterian Church.

After the journal of the Senate had been read, the President's annual message was read.

The reading of the reports of the Secretaries and other . . . more

CONFEDERATE STATES CONGRESS.

The Senate met at 12 o'clock M., Mr. Hunter, of Va., in the chair. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Read, of the Presbyterian Church.

After the journal of the Senate had been read, the President's annual message was read.

The reading of the reports of the Secretaries and other documents accompanying the message was dispensed with.

On motion of Mr. Orr, the several parts of the message and the various documents were referred to the appropriate committees and two hundred and fifty copies of the message and accompanying documents ordered to be printed.

Mr. Orr, of S. C., presented a petition from Mrs. Margaret W. Rice, asking that Confederate bonds destroyed by accidental fire be reissued to her. Referred to the Committee of Finance.

Mr. Wigfall, of Texas, introduced a bill for allowing officers of the army of and below the rank of Colonel to draw two rations a day. Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Orr, of S. C., the Senate adjourned.

The House was called to order at 12 o'clock M. by the Speaker. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Moore.

The Speaker then announced a communication from the President, when the message was read by the Clerk. At the conclusion of its reading,

The Chair laid before the House the reports of the Secretary of the Treasury, of the Secretary of War, Postmaster General, and Superintendent of Public Printing, which were ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Lyons, of Va., five thousand copies of the message were ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Miles, of S. C., the message and accompanying documents were referred to the Committee of the Whole, and the House resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, Mr. Curry, of Ala., taking the chair.

No quorum being present, the House adjourned.

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