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ion, to rank from February 19, 1864.

William P. Pillans, of South Carolina, to be adjutant Fifth Florida Cavalry Bat-
talion, to rank from February 19, 1864.



84 JOURNAL OF THE [May 24,1864.

William K. Davis, of Tennessee, to be adjutant Fourth Tennessee Cavalry Regi-
ment, to rank from February 19, 1864.

James D. Easley, of Tennessee, to be adjutant Tenth Tennessee Cavalry Regiment,
to rank from February 19, 1864.

W. R. Garrett, of Virginia, to be adjutant Eleventh Tennessee Cavalry Regiment,
to rank from February 19, 1864.

M. D. Smallman, of Tennessee, to be adjutant Thirteenth Tennessee Cavalry Regi-
ment, to rank from February 19, 1864.

J. C. Judkins, of Alabama, to be adjutant Fifty-seventh AlaVjama Regiment, to
rank from PVbruary 19, 1864.

Daniel E. Browri, of South Carolina, to be adjutant Fourteenth South Carolina
Regiment, vice Lieutenant Ready, cashiered, to rank from February 19, 1864.

Charles R. Harris, of Alabama, to be adjutant Twenty-eighth Alabama Regiment,
vice Lieutenant Lea, resigned, to rank from Fe])ruary 19, 1864.

Robert L. Parrish, of Virginia, to be adjutant Forty-sixth Virginia Cavalry Bat-
talion, to rank from February 26, 1864.

Edwd. II. Davis, of North Carolina, to be adjutant Seventeenth North Caroliiia
Regiment, vice Lieutenant Elliott, resigned, to rank from February 19, 1864.

John A. Lewis, of Kentucky, to be adjutant Ninth Kentucky Cavalry Regiment,
vice Lieutenant Cox [Jones?], dismissed, to rank from March 8, 1864.

V. Hewitt, of Kentucky, to be adjutant Sixth Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, vice
Lieutenant Buchanan, promoted, to rank from February 29, 1864.

(leorge W. Hunt, of Kentucky, to be adjutant Fifth Kentucky Regiment, vice
Lieutenant Johnson, resigned, to rank from ^larch 16, 1864.

Thomas D. Gregory, of Tennessee, to be adjutant First Tennessee Regitnent, vice
Lieutenant Watson, died, to rank fnjm March 10, 1864.

Alex. B. Moore, of Virginia, to be adjutant Eighth Virginia Regiment, vice Lieu-
tenant Hutchison, promoted, to rank from INIarch 8, 1864.

R. 8. Harrison, of Virginia, to be adjutant Tiiirteenth Virginia Cavalry Regiment,
vice Lieutenant Nash, promoted, to rank from March 30, 1864.

W. T. Walke, of Virginia, to be adjutant Thirty-ninth Virginia Cavalry Battalion,
vice Lieutenant Wise, jr., declined, to rank from INIarch 30, 1864.

P. W. ,\rringt<>n, of North Carolina, to be adjutant Thirtieth North Carolina Regi-
ment, vici- Lieutenant Carter, drojjpcd, to rank from April 2, 1864.

W. L. Mc(Taughy, of Alabama, to be adjutant Fifth Alabama Cavalry Regiment,
vice Lieutenant Wrenn, proniDted, to rank from April 4, 1864.

Alfred Holmes, of South Carolina, to be adjutant Twenty-fourth South Carolina
Regiment, vice Lieutenant Palmer, (lied, to rank from April 4, 1864.

Albert B. Allen, of Missouri, to be adjutant Eighth Missouri Cavalry Regiment, to
rank from Februarv 19, 1864.

McII. Whitaker,"of ^Mississippi, to be adjutant First Regiment Engineer Troops,
to rank from April 5, 1864.

E. J. Darby, of Missouri, to be adjutant Third Missouri Cavalry Regiment, vice
Lieutenant Biser, killed, to rank from February 19, 1S64.

George Connar, of Louisiana, to be adjutant Second Louisiana Regiment, vice
Lieutenant Kearnev, resigned, to rank from April 10, 1864.

J. T. Tannehill, «">f Alabama, to be adjutant Fifty-third Alabama Regiment, vice
Lieutenant Snotlgrass, promoted, to rank from A|)ril 10, 1864.

F. I'hilips, of Florida, to be adjutant Sixth Florida Regiment, vice Lieutenant Ely,
promoted, to rank from Februarv 19, 1864.

T. Reynolds, of Louisiana, to be adjutant Fifth Louisiana Regiment, vice Lieuten-
ant Beacli, died, to rank from April 12, 1864.

('. H. (iordon, of Georgia, to be adjutant Thirtieth Georgia Cavalry Battalion, to
rank from Aj.ril 12, 1864.

A. McC^lashan, of (ieorgia, to be adjutant Fiftieth Georgia Regiment, vice Lieu-
tenant Robenls, killed, to rank from April 12, 1864.

James W. INIitchcll, of ^lississipiti, to be adjutant Fifteenth Mississippi Regiment,
vice Lieutenant Binford, resigned, to rank from A})rll 15, 1864.

S. G. Turner, of Georgia, to be adjutant Nineteenth (Georgia Regiment, vice Lieu-
tenant John.«on, killed, to rank from February 20, 1864.

Frank Jones, of Georgia, to be adjutant Cobb's ((ieorgia) Legion, vice Lieutenant
Church, i>roinoted, to rank from April 15, 18t)4.

J. K. Mcintosh, of Missi.^sippi, to be adjutant Twenty-fourth Mississippi Regiment,
to rank from .April 15, 1864.

W. P. Mc(iowen, of Texas, to be adjutant Fifth Texas Regiment, vice Lieutenant
Kerr, promoted, to rank from February 19, 1864.

Robert E. (Jaruier, of Louisiana, to l)e adjutant Fiixt Louisiana Regiment Volun-
teers, vice Jvieutenant Kenna, killed, to rank from April 23, 1864.



May 24, 1864.] SENATE. 85

Thomas H. Gibson, of Georgia, to be adjutant Forty-eighth Georgia Regiment, vice
Lieutenant Gumming, died, to rank from April 23, 1864.

D. R. W. Mclver, of South Carolina, to be adjutant Twenty-first South Carolina
Regiment, to rank from April 2o, 1864.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of TTV/r.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

The message was read.

Orde7'ed, That it be referred to the Committee on Militar\^ Affairs.

Executive Department, Richinund, Maij 24, 1864.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation (jf the Secretary of War, I nominate the officers
on the accompanying list to the rank affixed to their names, respectively.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.
No. 14.] War Department, Richmond, May 9, 1864.

Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for ap}>ointnient
in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America, for distinguished valor
and skill:

Major.

W. G. Calahan, of Georgia, to be major Eighteenth Georgia Regiment, to rank
from March 19, 1864.

Captains.

Virgil Weaver, of Virginia, to be captain Company H, Sixth Virginia Cavalry
Regiment, to rank from February 19, 1864.

Stark A. Sutton, of North Carolina, to be captain Com^jany F, Forty-fifth North
Carolina Regiment, to rank from February 19, 1864.

W. E. Stitt, of North Carolina, to be captain Company B, Forty-third North Car-
olina Regiment, to rank from February 19, 1864.

A. E. Richards, of Virginia, to be captain Company B, Forty-third Virginia Bat-
talion, Partisan Rangers, to rank from April 6, 1864.

H. B. Bicksler, of Virginia, to be captain Company I, Eighth Virginia Regiment,
to rank from March 6, 1864.

John M. Robinson, of North Carolina, to be captain Company B, Thirty-eighth
North Carolina Regiment, to rank from April 13, 1864.

Lewis Harman, of Virginia, to be captain Company I, Twelfth Virginia Cavalry
Regiment, to rank from March 6, 1864.

William Dunovant, of South Carolina, to be captain Company C, Seventeenth
South Carolina Regiment, to rank from April 29, 1864.

Fred W. Airey, of Louisiana, to be captain Company H, Twentieth Louisiana
Regiment, to rank from Febriiary 19, 1864.

R. L. Keen, of Louisiana, to be captain Company I, Twentieth Louisiana Regi-
ment, to rank from February 19, 1864.

Flr.^t lieutenants.

John W. Carter, of Virginia, to be first lieutenant Thomson's battery, to rank
from April 23, 1864.

Adolph P. Webre, of Louisiana, to be first lieutenant Company G, Twentieth
Louisiana Regiment, to rank from February 19, 1864.

Second lieutenants.

H. D. Thompson, of Missouri, to be second lieutenant Company G, First Missouri
Regiment, to rank from March 3, 1864.

Ed. M. Poe, of South Carolina, to he second lieutenant Company H, Fifteenth South
Carolina Regiment, to rank from February 19, 1864.

Jesse W. Avant, of Georgia, to be second lieutenant Phillips Legion, to rank from
February 19, 1864.

James W. Jordan, of Virginia, to be second lieutenant Company H, Third N'irginia
Cavalry Regiment, to rank from February 19, 1864.

W. W. Kilkland, of South Carolina, to be second lieutenant Company E, Fifteenth
South Carolina Regiment, to rank from February 19, 1864.



86 JOUKNAL OF THE [May 24, 1864.

K. Taylor, of Virginia, to be second lieutenant Company I, Eighth Virginia Regi-
ment, to rank from April 6, 1864.

R. A. Shotvvell, of Virginia, to be second lieutenant Company I, Eightli Virginia
RegiiJient, to rank from April 6, 1864.

Ind. C. Francifj, of Virginia, to be second lieutenant Company A, Eightii Virginia
Regiment, to rank fr<jm April 6, 1864.

Fe.stus King, of A^irginia, to be second lieutenant Carter's battery, to rank from
April 6, 1864. '

Charles J. Harper, of Louisiana, to be second lieutenant Company K, Twentieth
Louisiana Regiment, to rank from February 19, 1864.

Andrew Kreutz, of Louisiana, to be second lieutenant Company C, Twentieth
Louisiana Regiment, to rank from February 19, 1864.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

fSecretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

The niessa<^e was read.

Ordered^ Tliat it be referred to the Committee on Militar}' Aflfairs.

Executive Department, Richmond. May 23, 1864.
To thcSemde of the Confederate Statefi:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate the officers
on the accomi)anving list to the rank affixed to their names, respectively.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 5.] War Department, Richmond, Mmj 4, 1864.

Sir: 1 have the honor to recommend the following nominations for api)ointment
in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America:

artillery officers, ITNDER act APPPOVED JANUARY 22, 1862.

Brigadier-general.

E. P. Alexander, of Georgia, to take rank from February 2(5, 1864.

Colonels.

Thomas H. Carter, of Virginia, to take rank from February 27, 1864.
Hilary P. Jones, of Virginia, to take rank from February 27, 1864.
Melancthon Smith, of Mississippi, to take rank from February 20, 1864.

Lieidenant-coloHeh.

Jaincs Dearing, of Virginia, to take rank from February 27, 1864.
Frank linger, of Soutli Carolina, to take rank fnmi February 27, 1864.

C. M. Praxton, of Virginia, to take rank from February 27, 1864.
W. J. Pegram, of Virginia, to take rank from February 27, 1864.

D. G. Mcintosh, of South Carolina, to take rankfmm Felirnary 27, 1864.
W. T. Poague, of Virginia, to take rank from February 27, 186i4.

R. A. llardaway, of Alabama, to take rank from Fel)ruary 27, 1864.
Charles Richardson, of Virginia, to take rank from Fel)ruary 27, 186-i
L. Hoxton, of Virginia, to take rank from February 21, 1864.
Felix 11. Robertson, of Texas, to take rank from February 22, 1864.
S. C. Williams, of Georgia, to take rank from February 23, 1864.

Majors.

W. E. Cntshaw, of Virginia, to take rank from February 27, 1864.
T. C. Jordan, of Virginia, to take rank from Fi-bruary 27, 1864.
M. P. Miller, of Louisiana, to take rank from iM-bruary 27, 1864.
Robert M. Stribling, of Virginia, to take rank from February 27, lS(i4.
R. C. M. Page, of Virginia, to take rank from Felirnary 27, 1864.
David Watsou, of Virginia, to take rank irom February 27, 1864.



May24, 1864.] SENATE. 87

Joseph McGraw, of Marj'land, to take rank from February 27, 1864.
M. Johnson, of Virginia, to take rank from February 27, 1864.
George Ward, of Mississippi, to take rank from February 27, 1864.
V. Maurin, of Louisiana, to take rank from February 27, 1864.
M. N. Moorman, of Virginia, to take rank from February 27, 1864.
R. P. Chew, of Virginia, to take rank from February 27, 1864.
W. H. Caskie, of Virginia, to take rank from April 9, 1864.
J. H. Pratt, of Texas, to take rank from February 19, 1864.
R. Cobb, of Kentucky, to take rank from February 22, 1864.
I am, sir, respectfully, vour obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

The message was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Executive Department, Richmond, May 23, 1864.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate the officers
on the accompanying list to the rank affixed to their names, respectively.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.
No. 17.] War Department, Richmond, May 10, 1864.

Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment
in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America:

engineer troops, under act approved march 20, 1863.
First Regiment — Colonel.
T. M. R. Talcott, of Virginia, to take rank from April 1, 1864.

Lieutenant-colonel.
W. W. Blackford, of Virginia, to take rank from April 1 , 1864.

Major.
Peyton Randolph, of Virginia, to take rank from April 1, 1864.

Captains.

J. M. Baldwin, of Texas, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

J. J. Conway, of Alabama, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

John Bradford, of Florida, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

W. R. Johnson, of Virginia, to take rank from ]March 29, 1864.

G. C. Dickinson, of Virginia, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

H. T. Douglas, of Virginia, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

H. C. Derrick, of the District of Columbia, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

T. M. Topp, of Mississippi, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

W. Ballard Bruce, of Virginia, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

Mrst lieutenants.

W. G. Williamson, of Virginia, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

S. H. Brown, of Virginia, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

H. H. Harris, of Virginia, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

G. P. C. Rumbough, of Tennessee, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

E. N. Wise, of Virginia, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

C. AV. Babbitt, of Alabama, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

T. J. Moncure, of Virginia, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

R. M. Sully, of Virginia, to take rank from March 29, 1864.



88 JOUETSTAL OF THE [May24, ]864.

Second lieutenants.

K. H. Griffin, of Texas, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

D. S. Hessey, of Delaware, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

R. W. Peatross, of Virginia, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

W. A. Gordon, of the District of Cohimbia, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

J. H. Gilmer, of Virginia, to take rank from INIarch 29, 1864.

AVilliam Glenn, of Kentucky, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

D. P. Woodruff, of Alabama, t ) take rank from March 29, 1864.
C. M. Bolton, of Virginia, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

C. F. Smith, of the District of Columbia, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

C. E. Young, of Virginia, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

John M. Hood, of Maryland, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

J. J. Norwood, of North Carolina, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

C Maupin, of Virginia, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

E. B. ]\Ieade, of Virginia, to take rank from INIanh 29, 1864.
John S. ]\Iason, of Virginia, to take rank from March 29, 1864.

C. M. Davis, of Florida, to take rank from IMarcli 29, 1864.

First ha ttalion — Lie 1 1 tenan t-colonel.

Henry T. Douglas, of Virginia, to take rank from Ajjril 1, 1864.

Major.

R. P. Rowley, of Arkansas, to take rank from April 1, 1864.

Captains.

William Freret, of Louisiana, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
W. R. De Voe, of Texas, to take rank from April ;;0, 1864.
R. M. Venable, of Virginia, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
R. C. Slaughter, of Arkansas, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
M. G. Howe, of Texas, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
A. M. AVilliams, of Louisiana, to take rank from April 30, 1864.

First lieutenants.

J. H. Haney, of Arkansas, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
John Mhoon, of Missouri, to take rank from A|)ril 30, 1864.
J. L. Bartlett, of Texas, to take rank from April 30, 1864.

D. E. CroH.slaud, of Texas, to take rank from .Vpril 30, 1864.
W. J. Ratliff, of Texas, to take rank from April 30, 1864.

Second lieutenants.

E. H. Wells, of Louisiana, to take rank from April 30, 1864.

H. W. W. Reynolds, of Mississippi, to take rank from April 30, 1864.

J. F. Ferguson, of Alabama, to take rank from April 30, 1864.

M. H. Smith, of Texas, to take rank from April .30, 1864.

Jos. Seay, of Virginia, to take rank from April 30, 18(>4.

E. Sandcliff, of Texas, to take rank from April 30, 1864.

A. Turnbull, of Canada, to take rank from April 30, 1864.

TJiird Regiment — Lieutenant-colonel.

S. W. Presstman, of Virginia, to take rank from April 1, 1864.

Major.

J. W. Green, of Georgia, to take rank from April 1, 1864.

Captaiiw.

R. C. McCalla, of Tennessee, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
II. N. Pharr, of Kentucky, to take rank from .\i>ril 30, 1S()4.
A. W. (iloster, of ^lississippi, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
E. Winston, of Tennessee, to take rank from .Xjiril .".0, 1864.



May 24, 1864.] SENATE. 89

W. T. Hart, of Georgia, to take rank from April 30, 1864.

W. A. Ramsey, of Tennessee, to take rank from April 30, 1864.

Robert L. Cobb, of Kentucky, to take rank from April 30, 1864.

First lieutenants.

T. S. Newcomb, of Kentucky, to take rank from April 30, 1864.

G. R. Margrave, of Tennessee, to take rank from April 30, 1864.

J. S. Morrison, of Tennessee, to take rank from April 30, 1864.

M. M. Long, of the District of Columbia, to take rank from April 30, 1864.

James J. Daviee, of Georgia, to take rank from April 30, 1864. *

Second lieutenants.

James B. Perkins, of Georgia, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
Charles R. Boyd, of Virginia, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
W. D. Printz, of Tennessee, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
M. F. Maury, of Tennessee, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
P. W. Semmes, of Louisiana, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
W. G. Halyburton, of Virginia, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
Hervey O. Minor, of Virginia, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
J. W. Chalmers, of Virginia, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
M. Huston, of Tennessee, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
Charles Foster, of Georgia, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
Edward Malone, of Virginia, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
W. R. Campbell, of Mississippi, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
Thomas E. Marble, of Mississippi, to take rank from April 30, 1864.

Second Regiment — Captains.

W. A. C. Jones, of Alabama, to take rank from March 31, 1864.
L. Hutchinson, of Alabama, to take rank from April 1, 1864.
J. W. McAlpin, of Georgia, to take rank from April 30, 1864.

First lieutenant.

R. A. O'Hea, of Mississippi, to take rank from April 30, 1864.
I am, sir, respectfully, vour obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc

The message was read.

Ordered., That it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Sparrow, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to wliom
were referred the nominations of D. (i. Purse, to be military store-
keeper of engineers, with rank of captain of infantry; J. B. Sale, to
be military secretary, colonel of cavalry; Towson Ellis, Francis S.
Parker, to be aids-de-camp, majors of cavalry; Robert Strange, to be
aid-de-camp, with the rank of major; B. D. Fry, John McCausland,
Thomas M. Scott, to be brigadier-generals, reported, with the recom-
mendation that all of said nominations be confirmed.

The Senate proceeded to consider said report; and in concurrence
therewith, it was

Be.solved, That the Senate advise and consent to their appointment,
agreeably to the nominations of the President.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the nomination of P. N.
Lynch, to be special commissioner of the Confederate States to the
States of the Church; and

After debate,



90 JODRNAL OF THE [Maj- 25, 1864.

Resohjed^ That the Senate advise and consent to his appointment,
agreeably to the nomination of the President.

Mr. Mitchel submitted the following- motion for consideration :

That the vote on agreeing- to the resolutions submitted by Mr. Hill,
from the Committee on the Judiciary (on the 23d instant), in relation
to nominations continued or postponed from one session of the Senate
to another be reconsidered.

On motion by Mr. Brown,

The Senate resolved into open legislative session.

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 1864.

OPEN SESSION.

Mr. Walker (by leave) introduced

A bill (S. 45) to explain and amend the law relating to impress-
ments;

which was read the first and second times and referred to the Joint
Connnittee on Impressments.

Mr. Jemison (by leave) introduced

A bill (S. 40) to create a department of foreign and interior supplies,
and to regulate the collection of import and export duties;
which was read the first and second times and referred to the Connnit-
tee on Conmierce.

The Senate proceeded to consider the motion sul^mitted by Mr. Hill
yesterday, to reconsider the vote on passing the ))ill (S. 35) concerning
agents of the Press Association of the Confederate States; and

The motion was agreed to.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the said bill; and

On the question,

Shall the bill nosv pass?

It was determined in the negative.

So the bill was rejected.

On motion by Mr. Burnett,

(Jrdcird, That the Connnittee on Claims be discharged from the
further consideration of tlie memorial of Mylo N. Byington.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Dalton:

Mr. President: The President of the Confederate States has notified the House of
Representatives that on the 23d instant he approved and signed the following acts
and joint resolutions:

II. R. 30. An art to authorize the appointment of commissaries for regiments of
cavalry;

H. R. 68. An act to exempt railroad companies from the payment of certain duties;

H. R. 4. Joint resolution of thanks to Maj. Gen. N. B. Forrest and the officers
and men of his command for their campaign in Mississippi, west Tennessee, and
Kentucky;

H. R. 5. Joint resolution authorizing the auditing of accounts of members for pay
and mileage; and

H. R. (i. Joint resolution requiring the Department of Justice to furnish the stand-
ing connnittees of the two Houses with printed copies of the acts of Congress.

The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the con-
sideration of the bill (S. 43) to regulate the pa}- of a general assigned
to duty at the seat of government under the provisions of the act
approved March 25, 1862; and

After debate,



May25,18G4.] SENATE. ' 91

On motion by Mr. Burnett, that the further consideration of the bill
be postponed until to-morrow,

It was determined in the negative.

After further debate,

On motion by Mr. Burnett,

Ordered^ That the further consideration of the bill be postponed
until to-morrow.

On motion by Mr. Dortch,

The Senate resolved into secret legislative session.

The doors having been opened.

On motion by Mr. Sparrow,

The Senate adjourned.

SECRET SESSION.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Dalton:

Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an
enrolled bill and an enrolled joint resolution, I am directed to bring them to the
Senate for the signature of their President.

Mr. Dortch, from the committee, reported that they had examined
and found truh' enrolled a bill and joint resolution of the following
titles:

S. 16. An act to fix the time for the assembling of the Congress at
its next regular session, and to authorize the President to convene the
Congress at an}' place other than the seat of government; and

S. 6. Joint resolution to authorize the removal of the public archives
and of the Executive Departments of the Government.

The President pro tempore having signed the enrolled bill and
enrolled joint resolution last reported to have been examined, they
were delivered to the Secretar}' of the Senate and by him forthwith
presented to the President of the Confederate States for his approval.

On motion by Mr. Sparrow,

The Senate resolved into executive session.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

The following messages were received from the President of the
Confederate States, b}^ Mr. B. N. Harrison, his Secretaiy:

ExECTTivE Department, Richmond, May 25, 1S64-
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate the officers
on the accompanying lint to the rank aflixed to their names, respectively.

JKFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 20.] War Department, lUchmond, Muij 25, 1S64-

Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment lu
the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America:

Adjutants— first lieutenants.

W. B. Goodlett, of Tennessee, to be adjutant One liundred and fifty-fourth Ten-
nessee Regiment, vice Lieutenant Stovall, resigned, to ?-ank from April 80, 1S()4.

T. W. Alexander, of Georgia, to be adjutant Sixty-fifth Georgia Regiment, to rank
from ]May 2, 1864.

E. H. McCaleb, of IMississippi, to be adjutant Twelfth Mississippi Regnuent, vice



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