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The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the con-
sideration of the said bill; and no amendment being proposed, it was
reported to the Senate.

Ordered., That it pass to a third reading.

The said bill was read the third time.

Reaolved, That it pass.

Ordered^ That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives
thereof.

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

Mr. I'residint: Tlie House of Representatives liave passed bills of the following
titles; in which they re(iuestthe eoncunence of the Senate:

H. R. 160. An act to amend the laws relating to the commutation value of hos-
pital rations; and

H. R. 161. An act to amend the act entitled "An act to audit the accounts of the
resi)ective States against the Confederacy," api)roved August 3, 1861.

And they have passed the bill of the Senate (S. 52) providing for the establish-
ment and ])aynu'iit of claims for a certain descrij^tion of i>roperty taken or informally
impressed for the use of the Army.

The President of the Confederate States has notified the House of
Representatives that he has to-day approved and signed an act (H. R.
12-3) making apj^ropriations for the support of the Government of the
Confederate States c)f America from 'luly 1 to December 81, 18(11:,
and to supply a deficiency.

Mr. ( Jraham. from the cominittee of conference on the part of the
Senate on the disagi'oeing votes of the two Houses on the bill (H. R.
138) to increase the compensation of the heads of the several Executive
Departments and the Assistant Secretar}^ of War and the Treasury,
reported

That, having met and considered the several subjects of difference, do agree to
recommend for adoption the following, viz:

That all the aiuendmcnts of the Senate to said l)ill be concurred in.

That the amendment.s of the House propo.sed with their concurrence in the amend-
ment of the Senate be adopteil with this amendment, to wit: Strike out all of the
said amendment of the House from its commencement to the word "that," in the
ninth line; also strike out the word "fifty," in the twelfth line, and insert "thirty-
three and one-third," so that said amendment will read as follows, to wit: "That
the salaries of all the clerks and t'mi)loyees in the various Departments located in the
city of Richmond be increased thirty-three and one-third per cent, and at all other
points througliout the Confederate States twenty-live i)er cent, for one year from and
after the ]iassage of this act: I'voruhd, That clerks detailed from the Army or Navy
shall not be entitled to the benefits of this act."

To amend the title by adding the words "and other oflicers therein named."

The Senate proceeded to consider the said report; and
On motion by Mr. Graham,



June 13, 1864.] SENATE. 233

Resoh-ed^ That the Senate concur therein.

Ordered^ That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives
thereof.

Tlie Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of
Representatives to the bill (S. 58) to authorize the appointment of
quartermasters and assistant quartermasters and commissaries and
assistant commissaries in the Provisional Army in certain cases; and

Resolved^ That they concur therein.

Ordered^ That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives
thereof.

The bill (H. R. 160) to amend the laws relating" to the commutation
value of hospital rations was read the first, and second times and
referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The ))ill (H. R. 161) to amend the act entitled "An act to audit the
accounts of the respective States against the Confederacy," approved
August 3, 1861, was read the tirst and second times and referred to the
Committee on Finance,

The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the consid-
eration of the bill (S. 17) to facilitate the settlement of the claims of
deceased soldiers; and

On motion by Mr. Sparrow,

Ordered^ That the further consideration thereof be postponed indefi-
nitely.

Mr. Burnett, from the Committee on Militarj^ Affairs, to whom was
referred the bill (H. R. 160) to amend the laws relating to the commu-
tation value of hospital rations, reported it with an amendment.

The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole to the consid-
eration of the said bill; and the reported amendment having been
agreed to, the bill was reported to the Senate and the amendment was
concurred in.

Ordered^ That the amendment be engrossed and the bill read a third
time.

The said bill as amended was read the third time.

Resolved^ That it pass with an amendment.

Ordered^ That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House
of Representatives in the amendment.

On motion l)y Mr. Watson,

The Senate resolved into secret legislative session.

The doors having been opened.

The following message was received from the House of Representa-
tives, by Mr. Dalton:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed tlie bill of the Senate
(S.70) to amend an act entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to organize
military courts to attend the Army of the Confederate States in the tield, and to define
the powers of said courts,' " ajiproved February 13, 1864.

And they have passed the bill of the Senate (S. 61) to amend an act entitled "An
act to organize military courts to attend the Army of the Confederate States in the
field, and to define the powers of said courts," with amendments; in which they
request the concurrence of the Senate.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed sundry enrolled bills
and enrolled joint resolutions, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the sig-
nature of their President.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of
Representatives to the bill (S. 61) to amend an act entitled "An act to
organize military courts to attend the Army of the Confederate States
in the field, and to define the powers of said courts;" and



234 JOURNAL OF THE [June 13, 1S64.

On motion ])y Mv. Barnwell,

Orclered^ That they be referred to the Committee on Militaiy Affairs.
A message from the President of the Confederate States, by Mr.
B. N. Harrison, his Secretary:

Mr. President: The President of the Confederate States has, to-day, approved and
signed an act (S. 59) to authorize the owners of the registered eight per cent ten-
year convertible l)onds issued under the provisions of the act approved May 16, 1861,
to exchange the same for coupon bonds.

Ordered, That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives
thereof. \

On motion b}^ Mr. Graham,

The Senate resolved into executive session.

The doors having been opened,

Mr. Walker, from the committee, reported that they had examined
and found truly enrolled bills and joint resolutions of the following-
titles:

H. R. 107. An act to amend the tax laws;

H. R. 155. An act in relation to the pay of clerks in the office of the
depositary ;

S. 12. Joint resolution for the relief of Wellington Goddin; and

S. 14. Joint resolution for the relief of James Lj'ons.

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

On motion by Mr. Semmes,

Ordered, That when the Senate adjouin it be to \) o'llock a. m,
to-morrow.

On motion l)y Mr. Walker,

The Senate adjourned.

SECRET SESSION.

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

Mr. PrcKidnit : TheHonseof Representatives have passed a joint resolution (H. R. 16)
declaring the dispositions, ])rinciples, and i)urposesof the (Confederate States in rela-
tion to the existing war with the United States; in wliich thej^ request the concur-
rence of the Senate.

And they have i)assed the joint resolution of the Senate (S. 13) declaring the dis-
positions, principles, and j)urposes of the Confederate States in relation to the exist-
ing war with the I'nited States.

The Presitlent of the Confederate States has notified the House of Representatives
that he has this day approved and signed an act (H. R. 133) making apj)ropriationa
for the redemption of the seven i)er cent foreign loan authorized by act of Congress
approved 29th January, 1863.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled joint reso -
lution, I am directed to bring it to the Senate for the signature of their President.

Mr. Watson, from the committee, reported that the}" had examined
and found truly enrolled

A joint resolution (S. 18) declaring the dispositions, principles, and
purposes of the Confederate States in relation to the existing war with
the United States.

The President pro tempore having signed the enrolled joint resolu-
tion last reported to have l)een examined, it was delivered to the Sec-
retary of the Senate and by him forthwith presented to the President
of the Confederate SUites for his approval.



June 13, 1864.] SENATE. 235

On motion by Mr. Watson,

Ordered^ That the injunction of secrecy be removed fi'oni the pas-
sage of the joint resolution (S. 13) dechiring the dispositions, princi-
ples, and purposes of the Confederate States in relation to the existing
war with the LFnited States.

On motion by Mr. Semmes.

The Senate resolved into open legislative session.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

The following messages were received from the President of the
Confederate States, by Mr. B. N. Harrison, his Secretary:

Executive Department, Confedekate States of America,

Richmond, June 13, 1864-
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

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

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 49.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, June 13, 1864-.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment in
the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America:

assistant adjutants-general.

Major.

Capt. John S. Hope, of Kentucky, to take rank from confirmation.

Captains.

B. S. Johnson, of Arkansas, to take rank from confirmation.
A. H. Sevier, of Arkansas, to take rank from confirmation.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,



To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

-President, etc. -



Secretary of War



Executive Department, Confederate States op America,

Richmond, June 11, 1864-
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

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

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, May i^4, 1864.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment in
the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America:

Commissaries — majors.

W. B. Street, of Louisiana, to take rank from February 19, 1864.
J. D. Lockhart, of Georgia, to take rank from February 19, 1864.
Charles B. Pearre, of Texas, to take rank from February 19, 1864.
Henry Cranston, of Georgia, to take rank from March 29, 1864.
John G. McGaughy, of Louisiana, to take rank from April 23, 1864.

Assistant commissaries — captains.

Joseph Palmer, of Florida, to take rank from February 19, 1864.

R. W. Adams, of Virginia, to take rank from March 7, 1864.

G. B. Jones, of North Carolina, to take rank from February 19, 1864.



236' JOURNAL OF THE [June 13, 1864.

F. J. Winkler, of South Carolina, to take rank from February 19, 1864.
Charles Chaffe, of Louisiana, to take rank from February 19, 1864.
J. Chestnutt, of North Carolina, to take rank from February 19, 1864.
Thomas F. Patton, of Louisiana, to take rank from March 19, 1864.
Charles H. Elms, of North Carolina, to take rank from Marih 13, 1864.
Thomas S. Jeffereys, of South Carolina, to take rank from February 25, 1864.
Duncan F. Jett, of Tennessee, to take rank from March 10, 1864.
George Lee, of Tennessee, to take rank from April 7, 1864.
John L. Holmes, of North Carolina, to take rank from March 29, 1864.
T. H. Southall, of North Carolina, to take rank from April 2o, 1864.
I am, sir, respectfully, vour obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretarn of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Riclimond, June IS, 1804-
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate D. O.
Merwin, of Mississippi, to be a major (underact approved October 8, 1862) in the
Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, June 13, 1864:
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of D. O. Merwin, of
Mississippi, to be a major (under act approved Octol)er 8, 1862) in the Provisional
Army of the Confederate States of America, to (tonmiand a vacant camp of instruc-
tion in Mississippi, to rank from February 19, 1864.
I am, sir, reapectfullv, vour obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

E.xEcuTivE Department, Confederate States of America,

Richuioiid, Jnne 13, 1864.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate Col. M. W.
Gary, of South Carolina, to l)e a brigadier-general in the Provisional Army of the
Confederate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

AVar Department, Confederate States of America,

Riclnnond, June 13, 1864.
Sir: I have tlie honor to recommend the nomination of Col. M. W. Gary, of South
Carolina, to be a brigadier-general in the Provisional Army of the (/onfederate States
of America, to command a new brigade in Department of Richmond, to rank from

I am, sir, very respectfullv, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, June 10, 1864-
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of AVar, I nominate the oflScers
on the accompanying list, to the rank atlixed to their names, respectively.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 38.] AVar Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, June 4, 1864.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment
in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America, being reuominations
of those whose cases were postponed at the last session of Cougresa:



June 13, 1864.] SENATE. 237

Quartermasters — majors.

M. A. Pringle, of South Carolina, to take rank from November 13, 1862.

Mason Morfit, of Maryland, to take rank from November 26, 1862.

L. N. Webb, of Virginia, to take rank from November 17, 1862.

H. McD. ]\IcElrath, of Tennessee, to take rank from October 14, 1862.

J. Hamilton, of Mississippi, to take rank from June 16, 1863.

J. R. Arnold, of Texas, to take rank from June 16, 1863.

William Bacon, of Georgia, to take rank from June 16, 1863.

J. B. E. Sloan, of South Carolina, to take rank from June 16, 1863.

R. C. Saunders, of Virginia, to take rank from June 16, 1863.

E. Bradford, of Virginia, to take rank from June 16, 1863.

C. C. Yonge, of Florida, to take rank from June 16, 1863.

J. H. Screven, of South Carolina, to take rank from July 15, 1863.

J. M. Hottel, of Texas, to take rank from September 18, 1863.

Kensey Johns, of Texas, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

A. E. Lassalle, of Louisiana, to take rank from May 28, 1863.

C. M. Smith, of Virginia, to take rank from July 6, 1863.

R. P. Archer, of Virginia, to take rank from July 6, 1863.

H. F. Springer, of Louisiana, to take rank from September 4, 1863.

E. Powell, of Virginia, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

A. M. Paxton, of Mississippi, to take rank from October 2, 1863.

J. W. Young, of Mississippi, to take rank from September 23, 1863.

C. F. Moore, of Mississippi, to take rank from September 23, 1863.

J. L. McCluer, of Missouri, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

W. G. Ferguson, of Virginia, to take rank from October 23, 1863.

W. G. Bentley, of Virginia, to take rank from October 23, 1863.

T. C. Fearn, of Mississippi, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

E. Taylor, of Virginia, to take rank from November 14, 1863.

J. P. Horback, of Tennessee, to take rank from November 25, 1863.

E. H. Ewing, of Mississippi, to take rank from December 3, 1863.

Assistant q uartermasters — captains.

George C. Orgain, of Virginia, to take rank from October 14, 1862.
Charles K. Mallory, of Virginia, to take rank from October 14, 1862.
James F. Cummings, of Tennessee, to take rank from October 14, 1862.
R. J. Nugent, of Louisiana, to take rank from October 14, 1862.
George J. Crafts, of South Carolina, to take rank from October 15, 1862
John M. Garnett, of Virginia, to take rank from October 14, 1862.
H. A. Trqutman, of Georgia, to take rank from October 20, 1862.
R. Colston, of Virginia, to take rank from October 14, 1862.
A. P. Calhoun, of Alabama, to take rank from October 14, 1862.
R. T. Buckner, of Arkansas, to take rank from October 14, 1862.
H. D. Cothran, of Alabama, to take rank from October 23, 1862.
W. H. Smith, of Virginia, to take rank from October 23, 1862.
William H. Kirker, of Virginia, to take rank from November 5, 1862.
J. J. P. Smith, of South Carolina, to take rank from November 3, 1862.

C. J. Leigh, of yi/ginia, to take rank from November 4, 1862.
William S. Kenijier, of Virginia, to take rank from November 6, 1862.
J. B. Hope, of Virginia, to take rank from Octol)er 30, 1862.

John L. Cobb, of Alabama, to take rank from Octol^er 30, 1862.

W. W. Barrett, of Texas, to take rank from October 30, 1862.

H. W. Pflager, of Mississippi, to take rank from October 14, 1862.

H. C. Fairfax, of Virginia, to take rank from December 8, 1862.

T. W. Wood, of Virginia, to take rank from December 17, 1862.

A. W. Dunn, of Virginia, to take rank from June 3, 1863.

William Johnston, of Kentucky, to take rank from June 20, 1863.

S. Putney, of Virginia, to take rank from June 25, 1863.

W. W. Lester, of Mississipi)i, to take rank from July 6, 1863.

J. K. Murphree, of Alabama, to take rank from February 12, 1863.

John F. Allen, of Virginia, to take rank from October 31, 1863.

F. M. Johnston, of Georgia, to take rank from September 24, 1863.

D. L. Hopkins, of Virginia, to take i-ank from October 2, 1863.

F. J. Lynch, of Texas, to take i-ank from May 10, 1863.

G. D. Spurrier, of Maryland, to take rank from June 24, 1861.
R. V. Gaines, of Virginia, to take rank from October 1, 1863.

E. W. Davis, of Georgia, to take rank from October 17, 1863.



288 JOU-RNAL OF THE [June 13, 1864.

George E. Taylor, of Virginia, to take rank from October 19, 1863.

John F. Cage', of Tennessee, to take rank from October 1(3, 1863.

Joseph L. Thomas, of Missouri, to rank from July 24, 1863.

J. R. Bryan, jr., of Virginia, to take rank from November 14, 1863.

H. F. Cook, of Mississippi, to take rank from November 21, 1863.

S. Fairbanks, of Florida, to take rank from November 21, 1863.

E. G. Williams, of Mississippi, to take rank from November 21, 1863.




L. B. Mitchell, of Mississippi, to take rank from November 25, 1863.
H. C. Thorburn, of Virginia, to take rank from December 2, 1863.

E. M. Bacon, of Texas, to take rank from May 26, 1863.

J. E. Peebles, of Alabama, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
Joseph Farley, of Alabama, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
B. J. Curry, of Alabama, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
John D. Brandon, of Alabama, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
J. L. Cunningham, of Alabama, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
R. Manning, of Alabama, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
T. C. Clark, of Alabama, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
J. F. Craft, of Georgia, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
T. A. Gilham, of Georgia, to take rank from June 16, 1863,
A. B. McEachin, of Georgia, to take rank from June 16, 1863.

A. Dickinson, of Georgia, to take rank from June 16, 1863.

AV. T. Ilolderness, of Georgia, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
R. K. Hines, of Georgia, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
T. L. Macon, of Georgia, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
H. D. Brigham, of J^ouisiana, to take rank from June 16, 1863.

F. L. Dancy, of Florida, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
W. D. Tapp, of Tennessee, to take rank from June 16, 1863.

G. N. Eakin, of Tennessee, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
W. J. Gordon, of INIississippl, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
W. J. Bryant, of Mississippi, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
F. F. Freeman, of ]\Iississipi)i, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
J. M. Phipps, of :\lississiijpi, t<> take rank from June 16, 1863.

B. F. Jones, of ]Mississii>pi, to take rank from June 16, 1863.

F. H. Quitman, of Mississippi, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
J. K. P. Pritchard, of Arkansa.«, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
William Cooke, of Texas, to take rank from June 16, 1863.

J. F. Cooper, of Georgia, to take rank fmm June 16, 1863.

C. A. Mallory, of South Carolina, t«> take rank from June 16, 1863.
M. Glover, o'f South CaroHna, to take rank from June 16, 1863.

O. F. Simjison, of South Carolina, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
Julius F. Coit, of South Carolina, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
S. INI. Finger, of North Carolina, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
Charles R. King, of North Carolina, to tiike rank from June 16, 1863.
J. II. Bryan, of North Carolina, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
L. Ililliard, of North Carolina, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
J. yi. Govan, of North Carolina, to take rank from June 16, 1803.
L. L. Marks, of Virginia, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
R. C. Saunciers, of Virginia, to take rank from Jime 16, 1863.
John W. Jones, of Virginia, to take rank from June 16, 1863
W. G. Cazenove, of Virginia, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
Orlando Smith, of Virginia, to take rank from June 16, 1863.

G. II. Fitzwilson, of Virginia, to take rank from June 16, 1863.
L. jNI. Wilson, of Virginia, to take rank from June 16, 1863.

C. C. IMacmurdo, of Virginia, to take rank from May 14, 1863.

W. Van Benthuvsen, of Louisiana, to take rank from June 24, 1863.

D. Pender, of North Carolina, to take rank from July 2, 1863.
John Brannon, of Virginia, to take rank from July 9, 1863.

V. Q. Johnson, of Tennessee, to take rank from .Inly 14, 1863.
J. H. D. Smoot, of Virginia, to take rank from July 20, 1863.
James H. Bull, of Florida, to take rank from July 20, 1863.
A. S. Fletcher, of Alabama, to take rank from September 19, 1863.
A. S. Garnett, of Virginia, to take rank from September 8, 1863.
J. K. Vance, of South Carolina, to take rank from August 20, 1863.
S. S. Kirkland, of North Carolina, to take rank from October i:?, 1863.
Henry C. Hart, of Alabama, to take rank from October 27, 1863.



Juno 13, 18ti4.] SENATE. 239

I\. IMontiioinery, of Louisiana, to take rank from November 11, 1863.
J. r. Smith, of Louisiana, to take rank from November 11, 1863.
G. J. Sumner, of Virginia, to take rank from November 21, 1863.
P. P. Barbour, of Virginia, to take rank from August 6, 1863.
James Sowers, of Virginia, to take rank from August 6, 1863.
John H. Stout, of Virginia, to take rank from August 6, 1863.
J. P. Bridger, of North Carolina, to take rank from September 11, 1863.
R. C. Macmurdo, of Virginia, to take rank from July 1, 1863.
R. D. Gribble, of Louisiana, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, June 11, 1S64-
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

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

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 40.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, .Tune 4, 1864.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment
in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America, being renominations
of those whose cases were postponed at the last session of Congress:

Commissaries — majors.

C. A. Lathrop, of Alabama, to take rank from July 20, 1863,

A. M. Fowlkes, of Alabama, to take rank from August 3, 1863.

J. Shouk, of Kentucky, to take rank from November 20, 1863.

C. McClenaghan, of South Carolina, to take rank from July 29, 1863.

T. B. Trout, of South Carolina, to take rank from July 29, "l863.



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