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of Representatives therein.

On motion by Mr. Burnett,

Ordered^ That L. H. Fitzhugh, Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate,
have leave of absence until Wednesday next.

On motion b\' Mr. Henry,

Ordered, That J. L. Dawson hav(> leave to withdraw his petition.

On Ujotion by Mr. Garland,

The Senate adjourned.

SECRET SESSION.

Mr. Walker submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That tlie Committee on Military Affairs he in^^trllcte<l to confer with
General Rohert E. Lee and General Joseph E. Johnston upon the present militar)'
condition and necessities of the country, including the mode of reorganizing and
recruiting the Army, and to comnuinicate to the Senate the views- and suggestions
of those officers.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said resolution; and
On motion by Mr. Barnwell, that it be referred to the Committee on
Military Aftairs,

The vote resulted, on division, ] tsj , n

The Senate being equally divided, the President determined the
question in the affirmative;

So it was

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

On motion by Mr. Graham,

The Senate resolved into open legislative session.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Mr. Baker, from the (\>mmittee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads, t<>
whom were referred (on the ICth instant) the nominations of flohn R.



Dec. 26, 1864.] SP]NATE. 403

Taylor, to be postmaster at Taj'lorsville, Va. ; R. M. Kilpatrick, to be
postmaster at Alexandria, La. ; Benjamin F. Hall, to be postmaster at
Augusta, Ga. ; William J. Price, to be postmaster at Wilmington,
N. C. ; William Barry, to be postmaster at Covington, Ga. ; G. H. Lan-
don, to be postnia«ter at Salem, Va., and William R. Duval, to l)e post-
master at Morganton, N. C, reported, with the recommendation that
all of said nominations be confirmed.

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

RemlvtfL That the Senate do advise and consent to their appoint-
ment, agreeal)ly to the nomination of the President.

Mr, Burnett, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was
referred (on the 21st instant) the nomination of T. P. Gibson, to l>e
(luartermaster, with the rank of major, reported, with the recommen-
dation that said nomination be confirmed.

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

Resolred., That the Senate do advise and consent to the appointment
of T. P. Gibson, to be quartermaster, with the rank of major, agreeably
to tlie nomination of the President.

The following message was received from the President of the Con-
federate States, by Mr. B. N. Harrison, his Secretary:

Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, December 22, 1864-
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate Allen T.
Bowie, of Mississippi, to be captain in the Adjutant-General's Department in the
Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 105.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, December 21, 1864-
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of Allen T. Bowie, of Mis-
sissippi, to be captain in the Adjutant-lTeneral's Department in the Provisional Army
of the Confederate States of America, for duty with Wirt Adams' brigade, Depart-
ment of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana (an original vacancy), to rank from
November 11, 1868.

I am, sir, respectfully, your 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 Militarj^ Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Walker,

The Senate resolved into secret legislative session.

MONDAY, December 26, 1864.

OPEN SESSION.

The Hon. Williamson S. Oldham, from the State of Texas, attended.
A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr Dalton:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a bill ( H. R. 229) to pro-
vide more effectually for the reduction and redemption of the currency; in which
they request the concurrence of the Senate.

On motion by Mr. Sparrow,



404 JOUKNAL OF THE [Dec. 28, 1864.

Ordered^ That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from
the further consideration of a letter of R. H. Edwards in relation to
certain supplies taken from him b\' Wheeler's cavalry.

The President laid before the Senate a communication from the
Secretary of the Treasury in relation to the redemption and cancella-
tion of four per cent bonds and certificates; which was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

The bill (H. R. 229) received this day from the House of Represent-
ativas for concurrence was read the first and second times and referred
to the Committee on Finance.

Ordered^ That it be printed.

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.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a bill (H. R. 284) to issue
a further foreign loan; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill (H. R. 284) last mentioned was read the first and second
times and considered as in Conmiittee of the Whole; and no amend-
ment being proposed, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

The said bill was read the third time.

Remlved^ That it pass.

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

On motion by Mr. Sparrow,

The Senate resolved into executive session.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

On motion by Mr. Sparrow,

The Senate resimied the consideration of the nomination of P. B.
Starke, to be brigadier-general; and it was

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

On motion by Mr. Sparrow,

The Senate resolved into open legislative session.

WEDNESDAY. December 28, 1864.

OPEN SESSION.

On motion b}^ Mr. Maxwell,

Ordered, That the Hon. James M. Baker have leave of absence
from the sessions of the Senate until Monday, the 2d day of January
next.

Mr. Hill presented a letter from A. B. Allen, first lieutenant Com-
pany B, Ninth Regiment Georgia Volunteers, in relation to the right
of officers to purchase clothing; which was referred to the Committee
on Military Affairs.



Dee. 28, 18C4.] ' SENATE. 405

Mr. Watson presented certain papers relating to the purchase of
clothing by officers of the Army; which were referred to the Com-
mittee on Military Affairs.

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 19th instant he approved and signed the following acts:

H. R. 224. An act to punish certain frauds on the Confederate Government, includ-
ing larceny and embezzlement of property of the Government; and

H. R. 268. An act for the relief of Sarah A. Heiskell, wife of the Hon. Joseph B.
Heiskell, a Representative from the State of Tennessee.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed two enrolled bills, 1
am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President.

On motion by Mr. Simms,

Ordered^ That the Hon. H. C. Burnett have leave of absence from
the sessions of the Senate until Tuesda}'^ next.
On motion by Mr. Sparrow,
The Senate resolved into executive session.
The doors having been opened,
On motion b}' Mr. Sparrow,
The Senate adjourned,

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Mr. Sparrow, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was
referred (on the 21st ultimo) the nomination of lioswell Ellis, to be
captain in the Adjutant-General's Department, reported, with the
reconuuendation that said nomination be confirmed.

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

Resolved^ That the Senate do advise and consent to the appointment
of Roswell Ellis, to be captain in the Adjutant-General's Department,
agreeably to the nomination of the President.

Mr, Sparrow, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom were
referred (on the 12th instant) the nominations of Thomas C. McNeill,
Thomas H. Turner, William D, Fisher, G, Dowell, C, E. R. King,
J. A. Throckmorton, R, G, Turner, William Henderson, Jasper Butler,

D. H, Williams, F, T, Miles, C, Ganahl, John G. Pepper, G. Holland,
J. P. Clopton, W. J. Goodman, J. T. Turner, W. B. Bonsai, H, P.
Becton, J. P, Hewey, W. P. Riddell, W. D. Kelley, D. T. Iglehart,
S. C. Oliver, W. Wl Mclver, E. W. Britton, W,' Thompson, T, S,
Means, and J, H. Trippe, to be surgeons; A. L, P^ast. L. Henley, E, H.
Smith, C. K, Duncan, John D, Parsons, Thomas C. Foster, A. H.
McFall, Thomas J. Haley, J, M, Wellborn, J. J. Whitmore, J. R.
Westbrook, William W. Newton, E. A. Sheppev, Samuel L, Lewis,

E. Thigpen, William Watt, George H, Case, E. Lee Wager, E. Strud-
wick, W. G. Lomax, »!. E. Douthit, James A, Johnston, William C,
Day, Robert E. Dennis, C. W. Trueheart, T. L, Matthews, W. H.
Robertson, M, R. Deiunan, James Long, S, D, G, Niles, M, L. Good-
lett, George A. Penny, J. W, StrudwicTv, E, F. Raymond, William H,
Murray, James Haley, Samuel D, Moses, L. W. Smith, Henry R,
Thorp, John C, Harrison, David P. Jewett, James M. Calhoun,
A. F, Clayton, David Curry, Jos, H. Johnson, William G. Freeman,
John G. Lea, S. Hubbell, R, B. P, Harris, James W, Harrison,
P, B, Dandridge, W. M. Boroughs, J. W. Clements, P. H, Brown,
G, G. Osborne, jr., A. G, Bradley, R. Y. Dwight, G. O. Brosnahan,



406 JOUBNAL OF THE [Dec. 29, 1864.

J. W. Clement, H. Drennan, B. F. Walton, E. C. Hughes, William R.
Burgess, H. M. Pinkhard, James W. Davis. J. S. Vallandingbam,
Benjamin F. Few, William T. Bell, C. McK. Burkhaltev, Thomas D.
Hall, L. W. Shepherd, A. R. Rowzie, VV. H. Dickerson, E. L. Bard-
well, W. B. Almon, J. M. H. Rutf, W. H. Bunch, J. F. Baggott,
P. L. Horn, Thomas W. Pierce, C. M. Lowe, J. L. Abrahams, J. W.
Jackson, J. F. (Triftin, H. M. Protho, M. P. Vernon, W. M.Clements,
G. B. Burton, O. H. Seeds, J. R. Perry, W. M. Hamilton, M. J.
Birdsong, H. L. Rugelv, T. M. Blakemore, R. G. Lane, G. H. Baile} ,
R. C. White, A. M. Davidson, J. T. Barton, W. Kennedy, J. M.
Frazer, P. Jordan, W. R. McMillan, T. T. Williamson, E. A- Pye,
B. W. Bristow, J. A. Blanchard, J. W. Lockhart, R. C. Watson, W." J.
Moffitt, E. AV, Rogers, R. Linthieum, G, H. Worsham, J. T. Earnest,
U. J. Thweatt, H. M. Jones, W. H. Cocke, R. M. Bostwick, G. S.
Se^aiiour, J. Berrv, L. H. Tigner, W. S. Hancock, G. H. Peets, T. S.
Wilson, A. E. Wall, R. L. Knox, G. P. Coggeshall, C. B. Stone,
S. E. Lewis, D. E. Co nor, T. Chachere, W. S. Whalev, jr., W. E.
Bondurant. D. P. Lagrone, N. M. Cluck, B. F. Crowell, J. S. Purslev,
J. P. Hamer, C. G. Stovall, J. O'Brien, W. M. Taggart, G. A.Hogg,
D. P. January, and R. T. Hurt, to be assistant surgeons, reported, witli
the reconunendation that all of said nominations be confirmed.

The Senate proceeded to consider said report; and in concui-rence
therewith, it was

liesoJred^ That the Senate do advise and consent to their appoint-
ment, agreeably to the nomination of the President.

On motion by Mr. Sparrow,

The Senate resolved into open legislative session.

THURSDAY, Dkokmber 29, 1864.

OPEN SESSION.

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

Mr. Pri'Kldenl: The President f)f the Confederate States has notified the House of
Representatives that on the 24th instant he approved and signed an act (H. K. 24!^)
to regulate the pay and mileage of nienihers, and the compensation of officers of the
Senate and House of Representatives.

Mr. AValker, from the Committee on the Judiciar}^ to whom was
referred the bill (S. 181t) to provide for the <'ompon.sation of persons
whose slaves have l)een lost while in the service of the Confederate
States, reported it without amendment.

Ordered^ That it be printed.

The President laid before the Senate a communication from the Sec-
retary of the Treasury, reconnuending the establishment of a sei)arate
oflice of conmiissioners of taxes for the Trans-Mississippi Department:
which was read.

Ordered., That it lie upon the table.

Mr. INIaxwell, from the conunitti^e, reported that they had examined
and found truly iMirolled l)ills of the following titles:

S. 1>0. An act to extend the time within which holders of Treasury
notes of the old issue may exchange the .same for notes of the new
issue; and

H. R. 214. An act to deline and punish conspiracy against the Con-
federate States.



Dec. 29, 1864.J SENATE. 407

The President having- signed the enrolled bills last reported to have
been examined, they were delivered to the Secretary of the Senate and
by him forthwith presented to the President of the Confederate States
for his approval.

On motion by Mr. Maxwell,

The Senate resolved into secret legislative session.

The doors having been opened.

The following message was received from the President of the Con-
federate States, by Mr. B. N. Harrison, his Secretary:

Mr. President: The President of the Confederate States, on the 22d instant, approved
and signed an act (S. 136) to provide funds to meet a deficiency in the appropriation
to pay the officers and employees of the War Department.

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

Mr. Barnwell ())y leave) introduced

A bill (S. 151) to provide for the canceling of four per cent bonds
and certificates received in payment of taxes and other public dues;
which was read the first and second times and considered as in Com-
mittee of the Whole; and no amendment being proposed, it was reported
to the Senate.

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

On motion by Mr. Barnwell,

The Senate adjourned.

SECRET SESSION.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a resolution providing
for the appointment of a joint committee of the two Houses of Congress to inquire
into our present and future means of public defense; in which they request the con-
currence of the Senate.

Mr. Caperton submitted the following resolution; which was con-
sidered and agreed to:

Resolved, That the President of the Confederate States be requested to inform the
Senate, in secret session, as to the state of the finances in connection with the pay-
ment of the troops; the means of supplying the munitions of war, transportation, and
subsistence; the condition of tlie Army, and the possibility of recruiting the same;
the condition of our foreign relations, and whether any aid or encouragement from
abroad is expected, or has been sought, or is proposed; so that the Senate may have
a clear and exact view of the state of the country and of its future prospects, and
what measures of legislation are required.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution of the House of
Representatives providing for the appointment of a joint committee
of the two Houses of Congress to inquire into our present and future
means of public defense.

On motion by Mr, Sparrow, to amend the resolution by striking out
the words "and by such other means as they shall deem proper," lines
5 and 6,

It was determined in the negative, - ^r ^, -j /.

On motion by Mr, Sparrow,

The yeas and na3^s being desired b}' one-tifth of the Senators present,



408 JOURNAL OF THE [Dec. 29, 1864.

Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Barnwell, Hill, and Sparrow.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Brown, Caperton, Garland, Johnson of Missouri, Maxwell,
Oldham, Semmes, Simms, Walker, and Watson.

On motion by Mr. Semmes, to amend the resolution by striking out
"?*?/ the Congress of the Confederate States^'''' lines 1 and 2, and insert-
ing ''''{the Senate concurring),''''

It was determined in the affirmative.

On motion by Mr. Semmes, to amend the resolution by striking out
the preamble, viz:

There being reason to apprehend that a crisis in our public affairs is impending,
for which no adequate provision may have been made; therefore,

It was determined in the affirmative.
No further amendment being made.
Resolved., That this resolution pass with amendments.
Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House
of Representatives in the amendments.
On motion by Mr. Semmes,
The Senate resolved into executive session.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

The following message was received from the President of the Con-
federate States, by Mr. B. N. Harrison, his Secretary:

To tlte Senate of (he Confederate States:

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

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

RiCH.MOND, Va., December 29, 1864-

No. 8.] Navy Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, December 20, 1864-
The President.

Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nomination for api^ointment
in the Provisional Navy:

Assistant paymaster.

Elijah J. Vasser, of Mississippi.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant, S. R. MALLORY,

Secretary of the Navy.

The following messages were received from the President of the
Confederate States, bj' Mr. B. IS. Harrison, his Secretary:

1.] Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, December 29, 1864.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate the officers
on the accompanving list to the grades affixed to their names, res[)ectively.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 101.] War Depakt.ment, Confederate States of America,

Richrnond, December 19, 1804.
Sir: T have the honor to recommend the following nominations for promotion in
the Provi.'^ional Army of the Confederate States of America:

CORPS OF engineers.

Colonel.

Lieut. Col. John J. Clarke, of Virginia, to be colonel (an original vacancy), to rank
from October 19, 1864.



Dec. 29, 1864.] SENATE. 409

Lieutejumt-colonel.

Maj. S. R. Johnston, of Virginia, to be lieutenant-colonel (an original vacancy), to
rank from September 15, 1864.

Majors.

Capt. E. T. D. Mvers, of Virginia, to be major, vice Major Nocquet, deserted, to
rank from October 19, 1864.

Capt. John McCrady, of South Carolina, to be major, vice Major Meriwether,
promoted, to rank from October 19, 1864.

Capt. A. H. Campbell, of Virginia, to be major (an original vacancv), to rank
from October 19, 1864.

Capt. John Johnson, of South Carolina, to be major (an original vacancy), to rank
from October 19, 1864.

Captains.

First Lieut. E. E. Mason, of Virginia, to be captain, vice Captain Pickett, pro-
moted, to rank from October 19, 1864.

First Lieut. O. Heinrichs, of North Carolina, to be captain, vice Captain Howard,
promoted, to rank from October 19, 1864.

First Lieut. J. F. Lanneau, of South Carolina, to be captain, vice Captain Foster,
promoted, to rank from October 19, 1864.

First Lieut. J. H. Toomer, of Georgia, to be captain, vice Captain Johnson, pro-
moted, to rank from October 19, 1864.

First Lieut. J. W. Glenn, of Texas, to be captain, vice Captain Ramsay, dismissed,
to rank from October 19, 1864.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

2.] Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, December 19, 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. 100.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, December 19, 1864-
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for promotion in
the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America:

artillery officers, for ordnance duty, under acts approved APRIL 21, 1862,

SEPTEMBER 16, 1862, AND .lUNE 10, 1864.

Major.

Capt. J. Wilcox Brown, of Virginia, to be major artillery, report to Chief of
Ordnance (an original vacancy), to rank from November 4, 1864.

Captains.

First Lieut. R. H. Glenn, of Kentucky, to be captain artillery, to report to Chief
of Ordnance (an original vacancy), to rank from August 3, 1864.

First Lieut. F. M. Colston, of Maryland, to be captain artillery, report to Chief of
Ordnance (an original vacancy), to rank from September 10, 1864.

First Lieut. James McHenry, jr., of Virginia, to be captain artillery, report to Chief
of Ordnance (an original vacancy), to rank from October 27, 1864.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.



410 JOURNAL OF THE [Dec. 29, 1864.

3.] Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, December 29, 1864-
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate Brig. Gen.
P. M. B. Young, of Georgia, to be major-general, with temporary rank (under act
approved May 31, 1864), in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of

America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 110.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, December 30, 1864.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of Brig. Gen. P. M. B.
Young, of Georgia, to be major-general, with temporary rank (under act approved
May 31, 1864), in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America, report
for duty to General Beauregard, to rank from December 30, 1864.
I am, sir, respectfullv, vour obedient servant,

" " JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jeffer.son Davis,

President, etc.

4.] Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, December 29, 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. 98.] War Department, Confederate States of Amekica,

Richmond, December 19, 1864.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for promotion in
the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America:

COMMISSARY DEPART.MENT.

Majors.

Capt. R. 11. Herbert, of Mississippi, to be major, for duty with Hodge's brigade.
Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana (an original vacancy), to
rank from August 20, 1864.

Cai)t. T. E. Ballard, of Virginia, to be major, for duty with chief commissary
Army of Nurtlu-rn Virginia, to rank from June lo, 1864.

Capt. B. C. Adaiii.*!, of Alabama, to be major, for duty with chief commissary
Army of Xortlurii Virginia, to rank from June 15, 1864.

Capt. W. W. Thornton, of Virginia, to be major, for duty witii chief commissary
Army of Northern Virginia, to rank from June 15, 1864.

Capt. R. A. Howard, of Texas, to be major, for duty in crossing cattle over the
Mississijipi River, to rank from October 25, 1864.

Capt. T. r. Dudley, of Virginia, to be major, for duty as assistant to Commissary-
General, to rank from November 5, 1864.

Capt. T. H. Bostick, of Tennessee, to be major, for duty with Maiiey's brigade,
vice Major Maney, transferred, to rank from November 2, 1864.
I am, sir, respectfully, vour obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

To His Excellently Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

5.] Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, December 29, 1864.
To tlie 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, re.'spectively.

JEFFERSON DAVLS.



Dec. 29, 1864.] SENATE. 411

No. 62.] War Depart.ment, Confederate St.\tes of America,

Richmond, December 28, 1864.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment
in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America:

Ai(h-de-camp — first lieutenants.

Henrj' J. Rains, of North Carolina, aid to Brigadier-deneral Rains, Department of
Richmond, vice Lieutenant Rundell.

Mims Walker, of Alabama, aid to Brigadier-General Law, Army of Northern
\"irginia (an original vacancy).

William Semple, of Mississippi, aid to Brigadier-General Brandon (an original



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