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1864.

Asst. Surg. W. X. Moseley, of Mississippi, to be surgeon, to rank from April 15,
1864.

Asst. Surg. Calhoun Sams, of South Carolina, to be surgeon, to rank from April
16, 1864.

Asst. Surg. J. C. W. Steger, of Alabama, to be surgeon, to rank from April 18, 1864.

Asst. Surg. Caleb Toxey, of Alabama, to be surgeon, to rank from April 18, 1864.

Asst. Surg. William Toxey, of Alabama, to be surgeon, to rank from April 20, 1864.



336 JOURNAL OB^ THE [Dec. 12, 1864.

Asst. Surg. John R. Leigh, of Virginia, to be surgeon, to rank from April 29, 1S64.

Asst. Surg. \\'illiam A. Blount, of North Carolina, to he surgeon, to rank from
April 30, 1864.

Asst. Surg. Z. T. Murphy, of Alabama, to be surgeon, to rank from April 30, 1864.

Asst. Surg. Lucien Hall, of Virginia, to be surgeon, to rank from April 30, 1864.

Asst. Surg. John H. Gibbs, of jNIississippi, to be surgeon, to rank from May 2, 1864.

Asst. Surg. J. W. Leftwich, of V^irginia, to be surgeon, to rank from I\Iay 4, l!j64.

Asst. Surg. James F. Davis, of North Carolina, to be surgeon, to rank from INIav 9,
1864.

Asst. Surg. C. D. Owens, of North Carolina, to be surgeon, to rank from ^lay 11,
1864.

Asst. Surg. J. P. Humphreys, of Kentucky, to be surgeon, to rank from May 12,
1864.

Asst. Surg. D. W. Booth, of Mississippi, to be surgeon, to rank from ^lay 17, 1864.

Asst. Surg. Jos. Yates, of South Carolina, to be surgeon, to rank from May 18, 1864.

Asst. Surg. H. R. Branham, of Mississippi, to be surgeon, to rank from May 24,
1864.

Asst. Surg. A. Monteiro, of Virginia, to be surgeon, to rank from June 7, 1864.

Asst. Surg. Jos. B. Brock, of Virginia, to be surgeon, to rank from June 14, 1864.

Asst. Surg. M. J. De Rosset, of North Carolina, to be surgeon, to rank from June
23, 1864.

Asst. Surg. C. L. Garnett, of Virginia, to be surgeon, to rank from June 27, 1864.

Asst. Surg. John S. Wilson, of Georgia, to be surgeon, to rank from June 30, 1864.

Asst. Surg. J. C. Abernathy, of Alabama, to be surgeon, to rank from July 13, 1864.

Asst. Surg. James B. Clifton, of North Carolina, to be surgeon, to rank from July
16, 1864.

Asst. Surg. W. McC. Piggott, af Virginia, to l)e surgeon, (o rank from July 16, 1864.

Asst. Surg. H. J. Parramore, of Georgia, to be surgeon, to rank from July 16, 1864.

Asst. Surg. Frank Spencer, of Maryland, to l)e surgeon, to rank from July 18, 1864.

AlBSt. Surg. Simon Baruch, of South Carolina, to be surgeon, to rank from July 18,
1864.

Asst. Surg. James J. Knott, of Georgia, to be surgeon, to rank from July 19, 1864.

Asst. Surg. Charles S. Carter, of Virginia, to l)e surgeon, to rank from July 20,
1864.

Asst. Surg. Isaiah J. Roberts, of Texas, to 1)6 surgeon, to rank from July 20, 1864.

Asst. Surg. Nelson G. West, of Virginia, to be surgeon, to rank from .hily 21, 1864.

Asst. Surg. John S. Stoney, of South Carolina, to be surgeon, to rank from July
22, 1864.

Asst. Surg. W. A. Thompson, of Kentucky, to be surgeon, to rank from July 27,
1864.

Asst. Surg. James S. Herron, of Florida, to be surgeon, to rank from August 13,
1864.

Asst. Surg. J. E. Ferguson, of Virginia, to be surgeon, to rank from August 23, 1864.

Asst. Surg. John T. Jones, of Virginia, to be surgeon, to rank from August 20,
1864.

Asst. Surg. B. C. Harrison, of Virginia, to be surgeon, to rank from August 24, 1864.

Asst. Surg. William M. Swann, of Virginia, to be surgeon, to rank from August

30, 1864.

Asst. Surg. AVilliam H. Taylor, of Virginia, to be surgeon, to rank from August

31, 1864.

Asst. Surg. AVilliam AV. Gaither, of North Carolina, to be surgeon, to rank from
September 2, 1864.

Asst. Surg. R. Murdoch, of Maryland, to be surgeon, to rank from September 3,
1864.

Asst. Surg. T. B. Wilkerson, of North Carolina, to be surgeon, to rank from Sep-
tember 6, 1864.

Asst. Surg. A. V. Doak, of Mississippi, to be surgeon, to rank from September 14,
1864.

Asst. Surg. Benjamin S. Barnes, of Alabama, to be surgeon, to rank from Septem-
ber 14, 1864.

Asst. Surg. Jos. M. Meggett, of South Carolina, to be surgeon, to rank from Sep-
tember 19, 1864.

Asst. Surg. T. R. Trotter, of Mississippi, to be surgeon, to rank from September 19,
1864.

Asst. Surg. B. St. G. Tucker, of Virginia, to be surgeon, to rank from September
21, 1864.



Dec. 12, 1864.] SENATE. 337

Asst. Sw'X- Arthur Brogden, of Maryland, to be surgeon, to rank from September
30, 1864.

I am, sir, respectfully, your ol)edient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, December 10, 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 grades affixed to their names, respectively.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 54.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, December 7, 1864-
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment
in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America:

Surgeons.

Thomas C. McNeill, of Tennessee, to rank from Septemberl9, 1863.
Thomas H. Turner, of Arkansas, to rank from September 26, 1863.
William D. Fisher, of Texas, to rank from Septeml>er 28, 1863.
G. Dowell, of Texas, to rank from September 28, 1863.

C. E. R. King, of Texas, to rank from January 16, 1864.

J. A. Throckmorton, of Texas, to rank from January 16, 1864.
R. G. Turner, of Texas, to rank from January 29, 1864.
William Henderson, of England, to rank from February 5, 1864.
Jasper Butler, of Mississippi, to rank from May 3, 1864.

D. H. Williams, of Alabama, to rank from May 31, 1864.

F. T. Miles, of South Carolina, to rank from April 4, 1864.

C. Ganahl, of Texas, to rank from October 4, 1861.

John G. Pepper, of Tennessee, to rank from December 15, 1862.

G. Holland, of Texas, to rank from December 20, 1862.

J. P. Clopton, of Georgia, to rank from February 17, 1863.

W. J. Goodman, of Texas, to rank from August 7, 1863.

J. T. Turner, of Cherokee Nation, to rank from August 7, 1863.

W. B. Bonsai, of Mississippi, to rank from August 13, 1863. •

H. P. Becton, of Texas, to rank from August 22, 1863.

J. P. Hevvev, of Texas, to rank from August 25, 1863.

W. P. Riddell, of Texas, to rank from October 8, 1863.

W\ D. Kelley, of Texas, to rank from October 12, 1863.

D. T. Iglehart, of Texas, to rank from December 22, 1863.
S. C. Oliver, of Texas, to rank from February 19, 1864.
W. W. Mclver, of Texas, to rank from February 29, 1864.

E. W. Britton, of Texas, to rank from March 3,"l864.
W. Thompson, of Arkansas, to rank from July 7, 1864.

T. S. Means, of Florida, to rank from September 12, 1864.
J. H. Trippe, of Texas, to rank from September 16, 1864.

Assistant surgeons.

A. L. East, of Louisiana, to rank from February 24, 1863.
L. Henley, of Virginia, to rank from September 4, 1863.
E. H. Smith, of Texas, to rank from October 1, 1863.
('. K. Duncan, of Alabama, to rank from December 1, 1863.
John D. Parsons, of Texas, to rank from Decen:oer 12, 1863.
Thomas C. Foster, of Texas, to rank from January 1, 1863.
A. H. McFall, of Texas, to rank from January 4, 1864.
Thomas J. Haley, of Texas, to rank from January 13, 1864.
J. M. Wellborn, of Arkansas, to rank from January 15, 1864.
J. J. Whitmore, of Arkansas, to rank from January 27, 1864.
J. R. Westbrook, of Tennessee, to rank from February 5, 1864.
William AV. Newton, of Arkansas, to rank from INIarch 2, 1864.
E. A. Sheppey, of Louisiana, to rank from March 3, 1864.

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338 ' JOUKNAL OF THE [Dec. 12, 1864.

Samuel L. Lewis, of Kentucky, to rank from March 10, 1864.

E. Thigpen, of Louisiana, to rank from March 21, 1864.

William Watt, of Texas, to rank from March 24, 1864.

George H. Case, of Louisiana, to rank from March 31, 1864.

E. Lee Wager, of Virginia, to rank from April 1, 1864.

E. Strudwick, of Alabama, to rank from April 1, 1864.

W. G. Lomax, of South Carolina, to rank from April 1, 1864.

J. E. Douthit, of North Carolina, to rank from April 1, 1864.

James A. Johnston, of Virginia, to rank from April 4, 1864.

William C. Day, of Virginia, to rank from April 4, 1864.

Robert E. Dennis, of South Carolina, to rank from April 5, 1864.

C. W. Trueheart, of Texas, to rank from April 5, 1864.

T. L. Matthews, of INIississippi, to rank from April 6, 1864.

W. H. Robertson, of Tennessee, to rank from April 6, 1864.

M. R. Denman, of Mississippi, to rank from April 7, 1864.

James Long, of South Carolina, to rank from April 9, 1864.

S. D. G. Niles, of Mississippi, to rank from April 14, 1864.

M. L. Goodlett, of South Carolina,, to rank from April 14, 1864.

George A. Pennv, of South Carolina, to rank from April 15, 1864.

J. W. Strudwick, of Alabama, to rank from A])ril 16, 1864.

E. F. Raymond, of Virginia, to rank from April IS, 1864.

William H. Murray, ol Maryland, to rank from April 19, 1864.

James Halev, of Mississippi," to rank from Ajjril 20, 1864.

Samuel D. Moses, of Tennessee, to rank from April 21, 1864.

L. W. Smith, of Mississippi, to rank from April 25, 1864.

Henry R. Thorp, of North Carolina, to rank from April 29, 1S64.

JohnC. Harrison, of Virginia, to rank from April 30, 1864.

David P. Jewett, of Kentucky, to rank from May 1, 1864.

James M. Caliionn, of Mississipj)!, to rank from May 2, 1864.

A. F. Clayton, of Mississippi, to rank from May 3, 1864.

David Currv, of Georgia, to rank from June 7, 1864.

Joseph H. Johnson, of (ieorgia, to rank from June 8, 1864.

William G. Freeman, of Nortli Carolina, to rank from June 8, 1864.

John G. Lea, of North Carolina, to rank from June 9, 1864.

S. Hul)bell, of Texas, to rank from June 9, 1864.

R. B. r. Harris, of ^Slississijtpi, t> rank from June 11, 1864.

James W. Harrison, of Tennessee, to rank from June 13, 1864.

P. B. Dandridge, of Mississippi, to rank from July 4, 1864.

W'. M. Boroughs, of Alabama, to rank from July 5, 1864.

J. W. Clements, of Cieorgia, to rank from July 9, 1864.

P. H. Brown, of Alabama, to rank from July 11, 1864.

G. G. Osborne, jr., of Alabama, to rank from July 12, 1864.

A. G. Bradlev, of Virginia, to rank from July 13, 1864.

R. Y. Dwight, of South Carolina, to rank from July 14, 1864.
(i. O. Brosnahaii, of Florida, to rank from July IS, 1864.
J. W. Clement, of Alabama, to raidv from July 22, 1864.
H. Drennan, of South Carolina, to rank from July 26, 1864.

B. F. Walton, of Tennessee, to rank from July 26, 1864.
E. C. Hughes, of Texas, to rank from July 27, 1864.

William R. Burgess, of South Carolina, to rank from July 27, 1864.
H. M. Pinkhard, of Virginia, to rank from August 2, 1864.
James W. Davis, of Virginia, to rank from August 4, 1S64.
J. S. Vallandingham, ofOhio, to rank from August 11, 1864.
Benjamin F. Few, of South Carolina, to rank from August 12, 1864.
William T. Bell, of Virginia, to rank from August 12, 1864.

C. McK. Burkhalter, of South Carolina, to rank from August 12, 1864.
Thomas D. Hall, of Alabama, to rank fnun August 13, 1864.

L. W. Shepherd, of Alabama, to rank from August 15, 1864.
A. R. Rowzie, of Virginia, to rank from August 15, 1864.
W. H. Dickerson, of Kentucky, to rank from August 16, 1864.
E. L. Bardwell, of Georgia, to" rank from August 16, 1S64.
W. B. Almon, of Nova Scotia, to'rank from August 17, 1864.
J. M. H. Ruff, of South Carolina, to rank from August 20, 1864.
W. H. Bunch, of Tennessee, to rank from August 23, 1864.
J. F. Baggott, of South Carolina, to rank from August 25, 1864.
P. L. Horn, of South Carolina, to rank from August 27, 1864.
Thomas W. IMerce, of Arkansas, to rank from August 29, 1864.
C. M. Lowe, of Tennessee, to rank from January 28, 1863.



Dec. 12, 1864.] SENATE. 339

J. L. Abrahams, of Alabama, to rank from February 17, 1863.
J. W. Jackson, of Louisiana, to rank from August 1, 1863.
J. F. Griffin, of Louisiana, to rank from August 4, 1863.
H. M. Protho, of Louisiana, to rank from August 8. 1863.
M. P. Vernon, of Louisiana, to rank from August 9, 1863.
W. M. Clements, of Texas, to rank from August 13, 1863.
G. B. Burton, of Texas, to rank from August 13, 1863.
O. H. Seeds, of Texas, to rank from August 14, 1863.
J. R. Percy, of Mississippi, to rank from August 15, 1863.
W. M. Hamilton, of Texas, to rank from August 25, 1863.
M. .T. Birdsong, of Arkansas, to rank from August 26, 1863.
H. L. Rugelv, of Texas, to rank from October 10, 1863.
T. M. Blakemore, of Texas, to rank from October 12, 1863.
R. G. Lane, of Texas, to rank from October 14, 1863.
G. H. Bailev, of Texas, to rank from October 26, 1863.
R. C. White, of Texas, to rank from October 31, 1863.

A. M. Davidson, of Louisiana, to rank from December 3, 1863.
J. T. Barton, of Texas, to rank from December 10, 1863.

W. Kennedy, of Misf-jouri, to rank from December 16, 1863.

J. M. Frazer, of Missouri, to rank from December 17, 1863.

P. Jordan, of Texas, to rank from December 23, 1863.

W. R. McMillan, of Texas, to rank from February 2, 1864.

T. T. Williamson, of Texas, to rank from February 2, 1864.

E. A. Pye, of Texas, to rank from February 5, 1864. "^

B. W\ Bristow, of Texas, to rank from February 8, 1864.

J. A. Blanchard, of Louisiana, to rank from February 11, 1864.

J. W. Lockhart, of Texas, to rank from February 12,' 1864.

R. C. Watson, of Texas, to rank from February 19, 1864.

W. J. Moffitt, of Texas, to rank from February 20, 1864.

p]. W. Rogers, of Texas, to rank from February 24, 1864.

R. Linthicum, of Arkansas, to rank from February 25, 1864.

G. H. Worsham, of Texas, to rank from March 17, 1864.

J. T. Earnest, of Tennessee, to rank from April 7, 1864.

U. J. Thweatt, of Texas, to rank from April 9, 1864.

H. M. Jones, of Texas, to rank from April 14, 1864.

W. H. Cocke, of Mrginia, to raifk from May 3, 1864.

R. M. Bostwick, of Tennessee, to rank from May 5, 1864.

G. S. Seymour, of Georgia, to rank from May 6, 1864.

J. Berry, of North Carolina, to rank from May 6, 1864.

L. H. Tigner, of Georgia, to rank from May 14, 1864.

W. S. Hancock, of Virginia, to rank from May 24, 1864.

G. H. Peets, of Mississippi, to rank from June 20, 1863.

T. S. Wilson, of South Carolina, to rank from July 7, 1864.

A. E. Wall, of Mississippi, to rank from July 13, 1864.
R. L. Knox, of Mississippi, to rank from July 14, 1864.

G. P. Coggeshall, of South Carolina, to rank from July 20, 1864.

C. B. Stone, of South Carolina, to rank from July 28, 1864.

S. E. Lewis, of the District of Columbia, to rank from July 29, 1864.

D. E. Connor, of South Carolina, to rank from September 1, 1864.
T. Chachere, of Louisiana, to rank from September 5, 1864.

V\'. S. Whaley, jr., of South Carolina, to rank from Septenil)er 6, 1864.
W. E. Bondurant, of JNIississippi, to rank from September 13, 1864.
D. P. Lagrone, of South Carolina, to rank from September 14, 1864.
N. M. Cluck, of Tennessee, to rank from September 16, 1864.

B. F. Crowell, of Alabama, to rank from September 19, 1864.
J. S. Pursley, of Georgia, to rank from September 19, 1864.

J. P. Hamer, of Mississippi, to rank from September 19, 1864.

C. G. Stovall, of Mississippi, to rank from September 20, 1864.
J. O'Brien, of North Carolina, to rank from September 23, 1864.

W. M. Taggart, of South Carolina, to rank from September 26, 1864.
G. A. Hogg, of Tennessee, to rank from September 26, 1864.

D. P. January, of Louisiana, to rank from September 27, 1864.
R. T. Hurt, of Virginia, to rank from September 28, 1864.

I am, sir, respectfully, vour obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson D.wis,

President, etc



340 JOURNAL OF THE [Dec. 13, 1864.

The messages were read.

Ordered^ That thev be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion by Mr! Hill,

The Senate resolved into open legislative session.

TUESDAY, December 13, 1864.

OPEN SESSION.

Mr. Walker presented the memorial of professors in the Confeder-
ate States Naval School, praying an increase of rank and pay; which
was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Maxwell (by leave) introduced

A joint resolution (S. 20) relating to the manufacture of railroad iron
and to new lines of railroad;

which was read the first and second times and considered as in Com-
mittee of the Whole; and

On motion by Mr. Orr,

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

Mr. Semmes (In^ leave) introduced

A bill (S. 137) to establish the flag of the Confederate States;
which was read the first and second times and referred to the Commit-
tee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Watson (by leave) introduced

A bill (S. 188) to provide for the more efficient execution of conscrip-
tion, and for the arrest of deserters and absentees from the armies;
which was read the tirst and second times and referred to the Commit-
tee on Militaiy Afi'airs.

Mr. Oi'r presented the memorial of the adjutants of the regiments
of Field's division, praying that th(\v may ])e promoted to the rank of
captains and placed in the line of promotion; which was referred to the
Committee on Military Afl'airs.

Mr. Orr, from tlie Connnittee on Foreign Relations, to whom was
referred the joint resolution (S. 16) defining the position of the Con-
federate States, and declaring the determination of the Congress and
the people thereof to prosecute the war till their independence is
acknowledged, reported it Avith an anicndnient.

The Senate proceeded, as in Connnittee of the Whole, to the consider-
ation of the said resolution; and the reported amendment having been
agreed to, the resolution was reported to the Senate and the amend-
ment was concurred in.

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

The said resolution was read the third time.

On the question.

Shall the resolution now pass?

It was determined in the affirmative, - \t n

On motion by Mr. Brown,

The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Baker, Barnwell, Brown, Caperton, Carland, (rrahani,
Henry, Hunter, .Johnson of Georgia, riohnson of Missouri, Maxwell,
Orr, Semmes, Sparrow, Walker, and Watson.



Dec. 13, 1864.] SENATE. , 341

So it was

Resolved^ That this resolution pass, and that the title thereof be as
aforesaid.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House
of Representatives therein.

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was
referred the bill (S. 132) to regulate the supplies of clothing to mid-
shipmen of the Nav}', reported it without amendment,

Mr. Semmes, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was
referred the bill (H. R. 268) for the relief of Sarah A. Heiskell, wife
of the Hon, Joseph B. Heiskell, a Representative from the State of
Tennessee, reported it without amendment.

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.

Resolved, Tiiat it pass.

Ordered, That the Secretai-y inform the House of Representatives
thereof.

Mr. Caperton, from the committee, reported that the}^ had examined
and found truly enrolled

A bill (H. R. 190) concerning the emoluments and pay of the clerk
of the district court of the Confederate States of America for the
eastern district of Virginia,

The President pro tempore having signed the enrolled bill last
reported to have been examined, it was 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. Graham, the vote by which the Senate refused
to pass, as amended, the resolution submitted by Mr. Orr on the 8th
instant, pro\'iding for an adjournment of the two Houses of Congress
from Saturday, the 21th instant, to Tuesday, the 27th instant, was
reconsidered.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the said resolution; and
having been amended, it was agreed to as follows:

Resolved {the House of Representatives concurring), That the President of the Senate
and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on adjourning their respective
Houses on Saturday, the twenty-fourth instant, do adjourn them to meet again on
Monday, the second day of January next.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House
of Representatives therein.

On motion by Mr. Walker, the vote on passing the bill (S, 129) to
provide for the employment of free negroes and slaves to work upon
fortifications and perform other labor connected with the defenses of
the countr}" was reconsidered.

On motion b}^ Mr, Walker, the vote by which the bill was ordered
to its engrossment and third reading was also reconsidered.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the considera-
tion of the said bill.

On motion by Mr. Walker, to reconsider the vote on agreeing to
the following amendment proposed to the bill by Mr. Graham, to wit:
At the end of the fourth section insert the following proviso:



342 JOURNAL OF THE [Dec. 13, 1864.

Provided further, That all slaves impressed as hereinbefore provided shall be held
at labor and service as aforesaid for a term not more than twelve months at any one
time, except with the consent of the owner,

It was determined in the affirmative.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the said amendment; and
On the question to agree thereto,
It was determined in the negativ^e.

On motion by Mr. Watson, to amend the bill by inserting at the end
of the fourth section the following proviso, viz:

Provided further, That if the governor of any State shall certify to the Secretary of
War or the commanding general of the Trans-Mississippi Department, that slaves
can not be impressed in any locality, county, district, parish, or city in said State
without great detriment to said locality, county, district, parish, or city, then the
quota of such locality, county, district, parish, or city shall be impressed from other
portions of such State,

It was determined in the affirmative.

The bill having been further amended on the motion of Mr. Sparrow,
it was reported to the Senate and the amendments were concurred in.

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

The said bill was read the third time.

Resolved^ That it pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

Ordered^ That the Secretarj^ request the concui'rence of the House
of Representatives therein.

The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the con-
sideration of the bill (S. 122) regulating the compensation of post-
masters, special agents, and route agents; and

On motion by Mr. Baker,

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

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the considera-
tion of the bill (H. R. 2^4) to detine and piuiish conspiracy against the
Confederate States; and

On motion by Mr. Johnson of Georgia,

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

The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the con-
sideration of the bill (S. 135) to provide for the remission of the penalty
for nondelivery of tithes of bacon due in the year 1864; and no amend-
ment being proposed, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordt'Ved^ That it be engrossed and read a third time.

The said bill was read the third time.

Remlved^ That it pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

Ordered^ That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House
of Representatives therein.

On motion by Mr. Sparrow,

The Senate resolved into secret legislative session.

The doors having been opened,

On motion b}-^ Mr. Sparrow,

The Senate adjourned.

SKCRET SESSION.

On motion by Mr. Sparrow,

Ordered^ That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from
the further consideration of the messaire of the President of the Con-



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federate States of the 6tli instant, relativ^e to the rations furnished to
prisoners of war.

On motion by Mr. Orr,

The Senate resolved into open legislative session.

WEDNESDAY, December 14, 1864.

OPEN SESSION.

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

Mr. Premdenl: The House of RepresentativeH have passed a bill (H. R. 243) to
regulate the pay and mileage of members, and the compensation of officers of the
Senate and House of Representatives; in which they request the concurrence of the
Senate.

The President of the Confederate States has notified the House of Representatives
that on the 9th instant he approved and signed an act (H. R. 238) to increase the



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