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Maj. H. A. Kennedy, of Louisiana, to be lieutenant-colonel Nineteenth Louisiana
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Turner, promoted, to rank from November 25, 1863.

Maj. Thomas G. Miller, of Tennessee, to be lieutenant-colonel Forty-first Tennessee
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Tillman, promoted, to rank from June 3, 1864.

Maj. E. S. Gulley, of Alabama, to be lieutenant-colonel Fortieth Alabama Regi-
ment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Stone, deceased, to rank from May 5, 1864.

Maj. S. S. Batchelor, of Louisiana, to l)e lieutenant-colonel First Louisiana Regi-
ment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Kent, deceased, to rank from April 2, 1864.

Maj. R. If. I\I. Davidson, of Florida, to ])e lieutenant-colonel Sixth Florida Regi-
ment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Kenan, promoted, to rank from May 28, 1864.

Maj. Thomas G. Berry, of Texas, to l)e lieutenant-colonel Ninth Texas Cavalry
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Dodson, resigned, to rank from October 2, 1863.

Maj. D. T. Richards, of Virginia, to be lieutenant-colonel Sixth Virginia Cavalry
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Flournoy, deceased, to rank from June 4, 1864.

Maj. James A. Long, of Tennessee, to be lieutenant-colonel Eleventh Tennessee
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Thedford, resigned, to rank from Decemberl4, 1863.

Maj. Thomas Waller, of Virginia, to be lieutenant-colonel Ninth Virginia Cavalry
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Beale, promoted, to rank from September 15, 1862.

Maj. L. TI. Scruggs, f)f Alabama, to be lieutenant-colonel Fourth Alabama Regiment,
vice Lieutenant-Colonel Bowles, promoted, to rank from October 3, 1862.

Maj. John A. Jones, of Alabama, to 1)0 lieutenant-colonel Forty-fourth Alal)ama
Regiment, vice Lieuteuaut-Colonel Perry, promoted, to rank from September 7, 1862.



Dec. 14, 1864.] SENATE. 357

Maj. E. A. Nash, of Georgia, to be lieutenant-colonel Fourth Georgia Regiment,
vice Lieutenant-Colonel Willis, promoted, to rank from August 5, 1864.

Maj. Roger Moore, of North Carolina, to he lieutenant-colonel Forty-first North
Carolina Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Waddell, resigned, to rank from August
10, 1864.

Maj. Thomas E. Screven, of South Carolina, to be lieutenant-colonel Second South
Carolina Cavalry Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Lipscomb, promoted, to rank
from September 1, 1863.

Maj. James G. Deaderick, of Tennessee, to be lieutenant-colonel Nineteenth Ten-
nessee Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Heiskell, promoted, to rank from July 22,
1864.

Maj. Martin Burke, of Missouri, to be lieutenant-colonel First Missouri Regiment,
vice Lieutenant-Colonel Garland, promoted, to rank from May 30, 1864.

Maj. T. ^L Atkins, of Tennessee, to be lieutenant- colonel Forty-ninth Tennessee
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Cording, dropped, to rank from June 11, 1864.

Maj. J. R. Culp, of South Carolina, to be lieutenant-colonel Seventeenth South
Carolina Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Means, retired, to rank from August 29,
1864.

Maj. T. F. Clyburn, of South Carolina, to be lieutenant-colonel Twelfth South
Carolina Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Bookter, promoted, to rank from May
6, 1864.

Maj. W. M. Hardwick, of Alabama, to be lieutenant-colonel Forty-eighth Alabama
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Alldridge, resigned, to rank from June 17, 1863.

Maj. J. T. Robertson, of South Carolina, to be lieutenant-colonel First South Caro-
lina Rifle Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Hadden, killed, to rank from July 28,
1864.

Maj. W. L. Goldsmith, of Georgia, to be lieutenant-colonel Fourteenth Georgia
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Lester, promoted, to rank from May 8, 1864.

Maj. H. Bussey, of Georgia, to be lieutenant-colonel Twenty-seventh Georgia Regi-
ment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Gardner, killed, to rank from June 24, 1864.

Maj. C. H. Moore, of Louisiana, to be lieutenant-colonel Twenty-iifth Louisiana
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Zacharie, promoted, to rank from August 31, 1864.

Maj. Eric Erson, of North Carolina, to be lieutenant-colonel Fifty-second North
Carolina Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Little, resigned, to rank from August
30, 1864.

Maj. J. K. Elliott, "of Alabama, to be lieutenant-colonel Thirtieth Alabama Regi-
ment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Patterson, deceased, to rank from July 30, 1864.

Capt. J. C. Carter, of Alabama, to be lieutenant-colonel Thirty-fourth Alabama
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Echols, resigned, and the major found incompe-
tent, to rank from May 1, 1864.

Maj. S. M. Dyer, of Mississippi, to be lieutenant-colonel Third Mississippi Regi-
ment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel McRae, resigned, to rank from August 17, 1863.

Maj. T. J. Borden, of Mississippi, to be lieutenant-colonel Sixth Mississippi Regi-
ment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Harper, resigned, to rank from August 2, 1 864.

Maj. Samuel M. Silver, of North Carolina, to be lieutenant-colonel Fifty-eighth
North Carolina Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Dula, resigned, to rank from
August 31, 1864.

Maj. W. S. Shepherd, of Georgia, to be lieutenant-colonel Second Georgia Regi-
ment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Harris, killed, t(j rank from July 21, 1863.

Maj. Charles J. Bell, of Louisiana, to be lieutenant-colonel Thirtieth Louisiana
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Shields, deceased, to rank from July 28, 1864.

Maj. J. H. Dunklin, of Alabama, to be lieutenant-colonel Thirty-third Alabama
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Crittenden, promoted, to rank from July 21,1864.

Majors.

Capt. J. T. Woodhouse, of Virginia, to be major Sixteenth Virginia Regiment, vice
Major HoUaday, resigned, to rank from March 16, 1863.

Capt. W. L. A. Ellis, of Georgia, to be major Sixty-second Georgia Regiment, vice
Major Kennedy, promoted, to rank from July 24, 1864.

Capt. George Downs, of Virginia, to be major Nineteenth Virginia Cavalry Regi-
ment, vice Major Kessler, promoted, to rank from February 26, 1864.

Capt. F. S. Lewie, of South Carolina, to be major Fifteenth South Carolina Regi-
ment, vice Major Gist, killed, to rank from November 18, 1863.

Capt. Warren Adams, of South Carolina, to be major First South Carolina Regi-
ment (enlisted men) , vice Major De Treville, promoted, to rank from January 20, 1864.

Capt. J. T. Wilson, of North Carolina, to be major Thirty-eighth North Carolina
Regiment, vice Major Flowers, promoted, to rank from June 18, 1864.



858 JOURNAL OF THE [Dee. 14, ls(;4.

Capt. Thomas E. Winn, of Georgia, to be major Twenty-fourth Georgia Regiment,
vice Major IMcMillan, resigned, to rank from May 6, 1864.

Capt. J. H. Buchanan, of Mississii)pi, to be major Second Mississippi Regiment,
vice Major Blair promoted, to rank from July 3, 1863.

Capt. John B. Rogers, of Kentuckv, to be major Fourth Kentucky Regiment, vice
Major Millett, killed, to rank from INIay 28, 1864.

Capt. John Loudermilk, of Georgia, to be major Thirty-sixth Georgia Regiment,
vice Major Broyles, promoted, to rank from April 28, 1864.

Capt. J. R. Bell, of Mississippi, to be major Twelfth Mississippi Regiment, vice
Major Thomas, promoted, to rank from March 19, 1864.

Capt. S. II. Terral, of Mississippi, to be major Thirty-seventh Mississippi Regi-
ment, vice Major Wier, promoted, to rank from January 26, 1864.

Capt. J. L. Coker, of .South Carolina, to Ije major Sixth South Carolina Regiment,
vice Major White, proniDted, to rank from May 6, 1864.

Capt. S. P. Dendy, of Sf»uth Carolina, to be major Second South Carolina Rifle
Regiment, vice Major Donnald, promoted, to rank from January 22, 1864.

Capt. Jno. G. Harris, of Alabama, to be major Twentieth Alabama Regiment, vice
Major Davis, promoted, to rank from April 23, 1864.

Capt. C. A. Conn, of Georgia, to be major Forty-fifth Georgia Regiment, vice
Major Wallace, promoted, to i-ank from June 22, 1864.

Capt. W. Fa. Simmons, of Georgia, to be major Third Georgia Battalion Sharp-
shooters, vice Major Davant, promoted, to rank from September 18, 1863.

Capt. J. D. Frederick, of CJeorgia, to be major Tenth Georgia Battalion, vice Major
Rylander, killed, to rank from June 2, 1864.

Capt. C. R. McAlpine, of Virginia, to l>e major Sixty-first Virginia Regiment, vice
Major Stewart, promoted, to rank from May 12, 1864.

Capt. J. T. McElvany, of (ieorgia, to be major Thirty-fifth Georgia Regiment, vice
Major Williams, deceased, to rank from May 19, 1864.

Capt. Robert A. Dean, of Mississi])pi, to lie major Nineteenth Mississippi Regiment,
vice Major Duncan, i)romoted, to rank from May 12, 1864.

Capt. B. R. (Myburn, of South Carolina, to be major Second South Carolina Regi-
ment, vice INIajor Wallace, promoted, to rank from May 6, 1864.

Capt. R. 1*. Todd, of South Carolina, to be major Third South Carolina Regiment,
vice Major Maffett, promoted, to rank from May 6, 1864.

Capt. J. P. Crawford, of Georgia, to ]»e major Fifty-first Georgia Regiment, vice
Major Dickey,^ i)romoted, to rank from January 14, 1864.

Capt. J. T. Hester, of Alabama, to ))e major Twenty-third Alabama Regiment, vice
Major McMurray, resigned, to rank from May 28, 18()4.

Capt. F. M. liaxdale, of Louisiana, to be major Sixteenth Louisiana Regiment,
vice Major Lindsay, promoted, to rank from December 1, 1862.

Cai)t. J. M. Partlow, of South Carolina, to be major Twentieth South Carolina
Regiment, vice Major McMichael, jiromoted, to rank from June 2, 1864.

Capt. W. J. Williams, of (jcorgia, to l)e major Forty-ninth Georgia Regiment, vice
Major Pate, resigned, to rank from February 23, 18(54.

Capt. F. 11. liampton, of North Carolina, to be major Twenty-ninth North Caro-
lina Regiment, vice Major Profiitt, promoted, to rank from March !«>, 1863.

Capt. F. Brusfcr, of Virginia, to be major Twenty-ninth Virginia Regiment, vice
Major Smitii, promoted, to rank from June 2, 1864.

Capt. L. Purdy, of Texas, to be major Fourteenth Texas Cavalry Regiment, vice
Major Garrison, resigned, to rank from May 17, 1864.

Capt. James B. Duggan, of (ieorgia, to l)e major Forty-ninth Georgia Regiment,
vice Major Durham, deceased, to rank from June 11, 1864.

Capt. John F. Kiser, of (ieorgia, to be major Seventh Georgia Regiment, vice
Major Almon, ])romote<l, to rank from July 27, 1864.

Caj)t. F. I). Brailsford, of South Carolina, to bo major First South Carolina Regi-
ment, vici^ Major Butler, promoted, to rank from June 19, 1864.

Capt. E. 1). Willett, of Alabama, to be major Fortieth Alabama Regiment, vice
Major GuUey, promoted, to rank from May 5, 1864.

Capt. J. C. Bates, of Texas, to be major Ninth Texas Cavalry Regiment, vice
Major Berry, promoted, to rank from October 2, 1863.

Capt. I). A. <;rimsley, of Virginia, to be major Sixth Virginia Cavalry Regiment,
vice Major Richards, promoted, to rank from June 4, 1864.

Cajit. J. E. Binns, of Tennessee, to be major Eleventh Tennessee Regiment, vice
Major Long, jiromoted, to rank from July 22, 1864.

Capt. Samuel A. Swaim, of Virginia, to be major Ninth Virginia Cavalry Regi-
ment, vice Major Lewis, promoted, to rank from May 9, 1864.

Capt. J. M. Wiggonton, of Alabama, to be major Forty-cightli Alabama Regiment,
vice Major Hardwick, promoted, to lank from June 17, 1863.



Dec. M, 1864.] SENATE. 359

Capt. W. H. Martin, of Texas, to be major Fourtli Texas Regiment, vice JVIajor
Winkler, promoted, to rank from April 29, 1864.

Capt. W. M. Robbins, of Alabama, to be major Fourth Alabama Regiment, vice
3Iajor Coleman, deceased, to rank from October 8, 1863.

Capt. G. W. Gary, of Alabama, to be major Forty-fourth Alabama Regiment, vice
Major Jones, promoted, to rank from September 17, 1862.

Capt. J. H. McReynolds, of Texas, to be major Ninth Texas Regiment, vice Major
Burnet, dropped, to rank from June 29, 1864.

Capt. Bradford Keith, of Missouri, to be major First Missouri Regiment, vice
Major Burke, promoted, to rank from May 30, 1864.

Capt. James B. Dickey, of Alabama, to be major Fifty-fifth Alabama Regiment,
vice Major Jones, killed, to rank from July 20, 1864.

Capt. D. R. Duncan, of South Carolina, to be major Thirteenth South Carolina
Regiment, vice Major Lester, promote<l, to rank from June 8, 1864.

Capt. J. W. Avery, of South Carolina, to be major Seventeenth South Carolina
Regiment, vice Major Culp, promoted, to rank from August 29, 1864.

Capt. T. M. Barbour, of Alabama, to be major Forty-third Alabama Regiment,
vice Major Hart, promoted, to rank from July 21, 1863.

Capt. M. Cullen, of Virginia, to be major Fourth Battalion, Troops Local Defense
(Richmond), vice Major JNIinor, resigned, to rank from February 13, 1864.

Capt. J. J. A. Sharp, of Georgia, to be major Twenty-third Georgia Regiment,
vice Major Ballenger, promoted, to rank from December 15, 1863.

Capt. W. H. Rentfro, of Georgia, to be major Twenty-seventh Georgia Regiment,
vice Major Bussey, promoted, to rank from June 24, 1864.

Capt. C. C. Kelley, of Georgia, to be major Fourteenth Georgia Regiment, vice
Major Goldsmith, promoted, to rank from May 8, 1864.

Capt. W. B. Hundley, of Georgia, to be major Fifth Georgia Regiment, vice Major
Ansley, retired, to rank from September 14, 1864.

Capt. D. S. Davis, of North Carolina, to be major Sixty-sixth North Carolina Regi-
ment, vice Major Wright, promoted, to rank from July 14, 1864.

Capt. W. T. Hendon, of Mississippi, to be major Sixth Mississippi Regiment, vice
Major Borden, promoted, to rank from August 2, 1864.

Capt. Camp Flournoy, of Louisiana, to be major Nineteenth Louisiana Regiment,
vice Major Scott, killed, to rank from May 26, 1864.

Capt. A. E. Moody, of Mississippi, to be major Eighth Mississippi Regiment, vice
Major Watkins, killed, to rank from May 14, 1864.

Capt. William D. Shelton, of Virginia, to be major Fourteenth Virginia Regiment,
vice. Major White, promoted, to rank from August 8, 1864.

Capt. R. B. Fauntleroy, of Virginia, to be major Fifty-fifth Virginia Regiment,
vice Major Lawson, killed, to rank from August 19, 1864.

Capt. A. Picolet, of Louisiana, to be major Thirtieth Louisiana Regiment, vice
Major Bell, promoted, to rank from July 28, 1864.

Capt. George W. Jones, of Tennessee, to be major Third Tennessee Regiment, vice
Major Barber, deceased, to rank from May 21, 1864.

Captains.

First Lieut. M. King, of South Carolina, to be captain. First South Carolina Regi-
ment (enlisted men), vice Captain Adams, promoted, to rank from January 20, 1864.

First Lieut. J. M. Rhett, of South Carolina, to be captain. First South Carolina Regi-
ment Artillery, vice Captain Fleming, promoted, to rank from June 2, 1864.

First Lieut. C. Inglesby, of South Carolina, to l)e captain. First South Carolina Regi-
ment Artillery, vice Captain Mitchel, killed, to rank from July 20, 1864.

First lieutenants.

Second Lieut. E. M. W^haley, of South Carolina, to be first lieutenant. First South
Carolina Regiment (enlisted men), vice Lieutenant King, promoted, to rank from
January 20, 1864.

Second Lieut. J. L. Wardlaw, of South Carolina, to be first lieutenant, First South
Carolina Regiment (enlisted men), vice Lieutenant Marshall, resigned, to rank from
March 14, 1864.

Second Lieut. T. A. Middleton, of South Carolina,, to be first lieutenant/ First South
Carolina Regiment Artillerv, vice Lieutenant Rhett, promoted, to rank from June
2, 1864.

Second Lieut. E. B. Middleton, of South Carolina, to be first lieutenant, First South
Carolina Regiment Artillery, vice Lieutenant Inglesby, promoted, to rank from July
20, 1864.



360 JOURNAL OF THE [Dec. 14, 1864.

Second Lieut. W. F. Colcock, of South Carolina, to l>e first lieutenant, First South
Carolina Eegiment Artillery, vice Lieutenant Grimball, deceased, to rank from July
27, 1864.

Second Lieut. H. P. Clark, of Georgia, to be first lieutenant, First Georgia Regi-
ment (enlisted men), vice Lieutenant Benning, resigned, to rank from July 4, 1863.
Second Lieut. B. H. Hudson, f>i Georgia, to be first lieutenant. First Georgia Regi-
ment (enlisted men), vice Lieutenant Lamar, resigned, to rank from August 80, 1862.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

Executive Department, Richmond, December IS, 1864.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreealjly to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate the officers
on the accompanying list to the grades aflixed to their names, resjjectively.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.
No. 65.] War Department, Richmond, December 10, 1864-

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

A ids-de-camp — first lieutenants.

B. H. Blanton, of Texa.s, aid to General Hood, Array of Tennessee (an original
vacancy), to rank from Noveml>er 1, 1864.

Cliarles AV. Digges, of Virginia, aiil to Brig. Gen. W. H. Payne, Army of Northern
Virginia (an original vacancy), to rank from Noyeml)er 7, 1864.

P. G. Johnson, of Tennessee, aid to Brigadier-General Quarles, Army of Tennessee,
vice Lieut. A. Johnson, killed, to rank from September 4, 1864.

D. H. Reid, of Tennessee, aid to Brig. Gen. S. R. Anderson (an original vacancy),
to rank from November 27, 1864.

J. E. Porter, of North Carolina, ai<l to Brig. Gen. W. INfacRae, Army of Northern
Virginia (an original vacancy), to rank from November 21, 1864.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMP:S a. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

The messao-es ^vere severally read.

Orclend, That the}' be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The followinc^ message was received from the President of the Con-
federate States, b}' Mr. B. N. Harrison, his Secretary:
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of the Navy, I nominate the
person named on the annexed list to the oHice designated.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

Richmond, Va., December 13, 1864.

No. 7.] Navy Department, Richmond, December 12, 1864-

The President.

Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nomination for appointment in
the Provisional Navy:

Master, in the line of promotion.

J. A. G. Williamson, of Virginia, acting midshipman in the Navy, to rank from
the 2d day of June, 1864, and next after Master William P. Hamilton.
I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. R. MALLORY,
. Secr(1((ry of the Nary:

The message was read.

<)r<l<'r<(J, That it be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.
On motion by Mr. Sparrow,
The Senate resolved into open legislative session.



Dec. 15, 18C4.J SENATE. 361

THURSDAY, December 15, 1864.

OPEN .SESSION.

The President laid before the Senate the memorial of adjutants of
regiments composing Benning's brigade, praying an increase of rank,
and that they be placed in the line of promotion; which was referred
to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr, Barnwell, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was
referred the bill (H, li. 213) to regulate the pay and mileage of mem-
bers, and the compensation of officers of the Senate and House of
Representatives, reported it with the recommendation that it ought
not to pass.

Mr. Semraes, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was
referred the bill (S. 110) to guard against improper constructions of
the tax laws by the officers charged with the execution of the same,
reported it with an amendment.

Ordered^ That the bill and amendment be printed.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the considera-
tion of the bill (H. R. 214) to detine and punish conspiracy against
the Confederate States.

The amendment reported from the Committee on the Judiciary
having been agreed to,

On motion by Mr. Graham, further to amend the bill by striking-
out the following proviso:

Provided, That any person charged with any offense mentioned in this act, if such
jierson be in the military or naval service of the Confederate States, may be tried by
a military court or court martial, and, if found guilty, shall be punished by fine and
imprisonment, as hereinbefore provided, or such other punishment, not capital, as
the court shall adjudge; and if the person charged be not in the military or naval
service as aforesaid, such person shall be tried in the district court of the Confederate
States for the proper district,

i V" K

It Avas determined in the negative, ^. y^ ^ ..^

On motion by Mr. Graham,

The 3 eas and nays being desired b}^ one-fifth of the Senators present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Graham, Johnson of Georgia, Maxwell, Orr, and Watson.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs, Baker, Barnwell, Caperton, Dortch, Garland, Henr}-, Hill,
Hunter, Johnson of Missouri, Semmes, and Sparrow.

No further amendment being made, 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.

On the question.

Shall the bill now pass?

It was determined in the affirmative, ■< xt n

' I Nays 6

On motion by Mr. Orr,

The yeas and naAs being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present.

Those who voted in the affirmative are,



362 JOURNAL OF THE [Dec. 16, 1864.

Messrs. Baker, Barnwell, Caperton, Dortch, Garland, Henry, Hill,
Johnson of Missouri, Senimes, and Sparrow.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Graham, Hiyiter, Johnson of Georgia, Maxwell, Orr, and
Watson.

So it was

Resolved., That this bill pass with an amendment.

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

On motion by Mr. Hill,

The Senate resolved into secret legislative session.

The doors having been opened.

On motion by Mr. Barnwell,

The Senate adjourned.

SECRET SESSION.

Mr. Watson, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was
referred the bill (H. R. 267) to suspend the privilege of the writ of
habeas corpus in certain cases for a limited time, reported it without
amendment.

The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the con-
sideration of the said bill; and

On motion by Mr. (jrahaiii, that the further consideration of the t)ill
be postponed to and made the special order for Saturday next, at 1
O'clock,

It was determined in the negative.

On motion l)v Mr. Henry,

Ordei'rd^ That the further consideration of the bill be postponed to
and made the special order for to-morrow, at 1 o'clock.

On motion l)y Mr. Semmes,

The Senate resolved into open legislative session.



FRIDAY, December 16, 1864.

OPEN SESSION.

Mr. Johnson of Georgia presented the memorial of J. S. A^'hitten,
prating the exemption of certain lands in Hancock County, Ga., from
taxation by the Confederate Government; which was referred to the
Committee on Finance.

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was
referred the l)ill (vS. 137) to establish the flag^of the Confederate States,
reported it without amendment.

The S(Miate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the con-
sideration of the said l)ill; and

On motion by Mr. Brown,

Ordered^ That it be referred to the Comlnittec on Military Affairs.

Mr. Baker, from the Committee on Post- Offices and Post-Roads, to
whom was referred the 1)111 (H. R. 261) to amend an act of the Provi-
sional Cong.ess entitled '"An. act relating to the prepayment of postiige
in certain cases," approved July 29, 1861, reported it without amend-
ment.



Dec. 16, 1864.] SENATE. 363

Mr. Graham submitted the following resolution; which was coy
sidered and agreed to:

Besolred, That the Committee on Finance be instructed to inquire, in oases of pay-
ment of tithes of crops grown on rented land, whether credit shall be allowed to the
landlord or tenant, or apportioned between them.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the considera-
tion of the bill (S. 132) to regulate the supplies of clothing to midship-
men of the Navy; and no further amendment being proposed, the bill
was reported to the Senate and the amendment was concurred in.

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

The said bill was read the third time.

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

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

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the considera-
tion of the bill (S. 122) regulating the compensation of postmasters,
special agents, and route agents; and

On motion b}^ Mr. Baker,

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 (H. R. 243) to regulate the pay and mileage of



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