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It was determined in the negative.

An amendment having been proposed by Mr. Hill,

After debate,

On motion by Mr. Hill,

The Senate resolved into executive session.

The doors having been opened,

On motion by Mr. Walker,

The Senate adjourned.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

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, May 17, 1864.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate William J.
Cave, of Virginia, to be first lieutenant and aid-de-camp in the Provisional Army of
the Confederate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.



52 JOURNAL OF THE [May 18, 1864.

War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, May 16, 1864.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of WilHam J. Cave, of Vir-
ginia, to be aid-(le-camp, with the rank, etc., of first lieutenant in the Provisional
Army of the Confederate States of America, for duty with Brig. Gen. J. L. Kemper,
to rank from Slay 16, 1864.

I am, sir, respectfullv, 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 Military Affairs.

Mr. Hill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred
the message of the President of the (Confederate States of the 4th
instant in relation to the conflictino- claims of F. j\I. Green and W. B.
Lowry for promotion in the Eleventh Regiment of Mississippi Volun-
teers, submitted a report (No. 1) accompanied by the foUowino- reso-
lutions:

Resolved, That F. M. Green at the time of the nominations for field officers of the
Eleventh Mississipjn Regiment to the Senate at its last session was by law the senior
and ranking oHicer of said regiment.

Resolved further, That a cojiy of the report of the Judiciary Committee on the
executive rnessage of tlie fourth May, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, accompany-
ing the nomination of F. M. Green as colonel of the Eleventh Mississijipi Regiment,
and also a copy of these resolutions, be transmitted to the President and to F. M.
Green and W. B. Lowry.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee on
the Judiciary on the contlicting claims of F. M. Green and W. B.
Lowr}^ for promotion in the Eleventh Regiment of Mississippi Volun-
teers; and

On motion by Mr. Orr. that the report be recommitted to the Com-
mittee on the judiciary with instructions to emlKxly in their report
the general orders of the Adjutant and Inspector General regulat-
ing promotions under the act of the 15th of April, 18()2, in the decisions
of the case by the Adjutant and Inspector General and Secretary of
War, and the opinion of the Attorney -General in the case of Major
Bass,

After debate,

On motion by Mr. Walker,

The Senate resolved into open legislative session.

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 1864.

OPEN SESSION.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed joint resolutions of the
following titles; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate:

H. R. 4. Joint resolution o"f thanks to Maj. Gen. \. B. Forrest and the officers
and men of his connuand for their campaign in INIississippi, west Tennessee, and
Kentucky; and

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

And they have passed a bill and joint resolution of the Senate of the following
titles:

S. 11. An act to extend the franking privilege; and



May 18, 1864.] SENATE. 53

S. 3. Joint resolution of thanks to Missouri oflScers and soldiers in the Confederate
service east of the Mississippi River.

The President of the Confederate States has notified the House of Representatives
•that Qn the 13th instant he approved and signed an act (H. R. 67) to continue in
force and amend the provisions of an act approved January 30, 1864, increasing the
compensation of certain officers and employees in the civil and legislative depart-
ments at Richmond.

And that on the 17th instant he approved and signed the following joint reso-
lutions:

H. R. 1. Joint resolution of thanks to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-eighth regi-
ments of North Carolina troops; and

H. R. 2. Joint resolution of thanks to the Texas Brigade in the Army of Northern
Virginia.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be authorized to employ, until the close
of the present session, such clerical force as will enable him to keep up the Ijusiness
of the Senate.

Mr. Johnson of Arkansas, from the Committee on Indian Affairs,
to whom was referred the bill (S. 7) to amend an act entitled "An act
to provide for the pa\^nent of the interest on the removal and sub-
sistence fund due the Cherokee Indians in North Carolina," so as to
authorize the Secretary of War to pa}' the interest in cash or provi-
sions, 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 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 Representati\'es therein.

On motion ))y Mr. Johnson of Arkansas,

Ordered^ That the Committee on Indian Affairs be discharged from
the further consideration of that portion of the report of the Secretary
of War relating to Indian Affairs and the report of the Commissioner
of Indian Affairs.

The joint resolutions received this day from the House of Repre-
sentatives for concurrence were severalh' I'ead the first and second
times; and

Ordei'ed^ That the resolution numbered -i be referred to the Com-
mittee on Military Affairs and the resolution numbered 5 to the Com-
mittee on Finance.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of
Representatives to the bill (S. 5) to provide passports for Senators and
Representatives in Congress when traveling in the Confederate States;
and

Resolved^ That they concur therein.

Ordered^ That the Secretar}' inform the House of Representatives
thereof.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the considera-
tion of the bill (S. 21) to amend an act entitled ""An act to reduce the
currency and to authorize a new issue of ;iotes and bonds," approved
17th February, 1864.



54 JOURNAL OF THE [May 18, 1864.

On motion by Mr. Hill, to amend the bill b}^ striking out the second
section, as follows:

Sec. 2. Instead of the six per cent bonds authorized to be issued to the States under
the twelfth section of tiie said act, the Secretary of the Treasurj' is authorized to
issue to any State which may desire the same, one half of sucli amount as the said
State is entitled to claim in Treasury notes of the new issue, and the other half in
said six per cent bonds, or, at the option of the State, in coupon bonds, payable in
twenty years, with interest at the rate of four per cent per annum, payable half
yearly; the said four per cent bonds not to be taxable either upon principal or inter-
est; and this provision shall extend to any portion of the amount which such State
may be entitled to claim,

It was determined in the neg-ative.

On motion ])y IVIr. Oldham, to amend the bill ])v inserting the fol-
lowing independent section:

Sec. — . That in order t(j confine the amount of circulation within the limits afore-
said, the Secretary of the Treasury, in anticipation of the necessity of an issue of
Treasury notes to meet the disbursements recjuired by law to V)e made, is hereby
authorized and required to give notice, by publication in at least three newspapers
published in each State, to the holders of any i)articnlar outstanding issue of Treas-
ury notes, or particular denomination of such issue, to present and file the same
within forty days after date of said publication in each State, with the Treasurer or
some depositary, to l>e funded in six per cent bonds, which shall he issued in the
same manner and shall contain the same pledges and guarantees as the bonds author-
ized to be issued l)y the sixth section of the act to which this is an amendment; and
all notes of such i.ssue ()r denomination which shall not l)e presented and tiled within
the time specified in such notice shall cease to be current and shall not l)e receiv-
al)le l)y the Government in payment of taxes or other public dues, but shall only be
fundable in four per cent l)onds, to be issued in accordance with the provisions of the
fir.st section of the act to which this is an amendment,

It was determined in the negative.

On motion by Mr. Oldham, to amend the l)ill by inserting the fol-
lowing independent section:

Sec. — . That all Treasury notes which shall be issued after the passage of this
act shall be fundal)Ie and receival)le in payment of taxes only at their specie value
at the time the same shall be presented for funding or payment, w'hich condition
shall be inserted in the face of the note. The specie value from time to time shall
be a.«certained under rules and regulations to be ])rescribed by tiie Secretary of the
Treasury,

It was determined in the negative.

On motion by ]\Ir. ^^'alker, to reconsider the vote on agreeing to the
following anuMKlmciit, viz:

Insert at the end of the tifth section the following: ''and fo)" pur-
poses of payment herein authorized shall ))e transferable b}' delivery,"

It was determined in the affirmative.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said amendment; and

On motion by Mr. Walker, to amend the same by striking out nil
after the word "and" and inserting:

transfer by delivery of said bonds and certificates shall be sufficient to enable the
holder to use the same in payment of said (lovernment dues.

It was determined in the affirmative.
The amendment as amended was then agreed to.
No furtiier amenchnent l)eing made, the bill 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.

Renol'Ved^ That it pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.



May 18, 18G4.] SENATE. 55

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. 31) to promote the efficiency of the cavalry of the
Provisional Army, and to punish lawlessness and irregularities of any
portions thereof; and having been amended on the motion of Mr. Orr,
it 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.

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.

A message from the House of Representatives, })y Mr. Dalton:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have agreed to the amendments of
the Senate to the resolution of the House i)roviding for the appointment of a special
committee of the two Houses on the subject of impressments.

And they have passed the resolution of the Senate fixing a day for the adjotn-n-
ment of the present session of Congress.

Mr. Johnson of Arkansas, from the Committee on Indian Affairs,
to whom was referred the bill (H, R. 2) to provide for the redemp-
tion of the old issue of Treasur}- notes held b}^ certain Indian tribes,
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^ That it pass.

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

Mr. Walker presented the memorial of Wellington Goddin, praying
an increase of the rent paid by the Government for certain buildings
owned b}" him and now in the occupancy of the Post-Office Depart-
ment; which was referred to the Committee on Claims.

Mr. Johnson of Missouri (by leave) introduced

A bill (S. 33) to regulate the compensation and mileage of members
of Congress for the present session;

which was read the first and second times and referred to the Com-
mittee on Finance.

On motion by Mr. Semmes,

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:

KiCHMONi), Va., May 18, 1S64-
To the Senate and Ifouse of Representatives:

I herewith transmit for your consideration a communication from the Secretary of
the Treasury,* submitting an estimate of an additional appropriation required for the
support of the Government.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

The message was read.

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



56 JOURNAL OF THE [May 18, 1864.

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

Richmond, Va., May 18, 1864.
To the Senate and House of Representatives:

I herewith transmit for your consideration a communication from the Attorney-
General, submittinoj estimates of additional appropriations required for the support
of the Government.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

The message was read.

(Ji'dered^ That it l)e refeired to the Committee on Finance.

On motion by Mr. Caperton,

The Senate adjonrned,

SECRET SESSION.

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, who were
instructed by a resolution of the Senate to inquire what number of
war vessels have ))ecn constructed, or partially constructed, or put in
commission on the James River for tlie defense of Richmond; where
said vessels are; wlmt is their condition and capacity for going into
action, etc., presented sundry letters fiom the Secretary of the Nav}^
and others in relation to the subject; which were read.

On motion by Mr. Sparrow,

The Senate resolved into executive session.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Mr. Sparrow, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom
were referred (on the 14th instant) tlie nominations of S. E. Baker,
D. N. Moody, \\ Brent. S. II. Walkup, W. L. Saunders, James S.
Gholston, C. C. Sanders, C. R. Fontaine, James W. Moss, D. W.
Jones, W. L. Eakin, S. K. McSpadden, William A. Stowe, C. W.
McCrcary, PI Capers. Tliomas N. Adaire, M. :Magevney, R. P. McKel-
vaine, T. J. Hardin, T, B. Lamar, J. C. Phillips, W. S. McLemore,
W. L. J. Lowrance, J. B. Williams, Jos. Armstrong, M. B. Harris,
A. A. Lowther, W. L. L. Bowen, E. Warfield, C. C. Blacknall, to be
colonels; B. S. Proffitt, W. D. La F. Craig, A. M. Feltus, C. Svkes,
G. A. C. Holt, J. N. Ciiandler, W. W. Wier, W. L. Keirn, A. A.'Hill,




Jordan, William H. Ramsey. W. W. Randolph, to be lieutenant-
colonels; E. C. Councill, T. J. Borden, J. J. May, H. D. E. Redwine,
AVilson Paris, J. O. Banks, R. C. McCay, J. M! Crow, G. M. Craw-
ford, A. .1. Richardson, ,Iames Dickev, J. B. Kenned}', D. E. Scruggs,
C. B. Johnston, T. M. Atkins, G. W. Flowers, J. H. Skelton, T. P.
Alston, W. IL Fitz Gerald, John R. Kennard, W. H. Jones, S. J. C.
Duidop, A. W. Smith, D. F. Hill, W. M. Hadden. M. I). Bennett,
W. T. Steele, L. A. J. Williams, N. McK. McNeill, J. S. Cone, M.
Burke, E. Erson, W. I). Corners, J. T. Huff, S. G. Jamison. T. H.
Patterson, C. K. Massey, L. Ball. W. C Gates, T. II. Bomar, C. H.



May 18, 18611 SENATE. 57

Stewart, D. P. Heckman, to be majors, reported, with the recommen-
dation that all of said nominations be contirmed.

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

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

Mr. Sparrow, from the Committee on Militaiy Affairs, to whom
was referred (on the 17th instant) the nomination of William A. Cave,
of Virginia, to be lirst lieutenant and aid -de-camp in the Provisional
Army of the Confederate States of America, reported, with the recom-
mendation that said nomination be conlii'med.

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

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

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

Confederate States ok America, Executive Department,

RichiJioiul, May IS, 1864.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of the Treasury, I hereby nom-
inate the persons named upon the annexed list to the offices designated.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

Treasury Department, Richmond, May 14, 1864-
His Excellency the President.

Sir: I reconunend the nomination of the following persons, to be commissioner of
taxes and State collectors, under the act for the assessment and collection of taxes,
approved May 1, 1863:

Thompson Allan, commissioner of taxes.

A. R. Greenwood, State collector for Arkansas.

Abram Martin, State collector for Alabama.

Robert H. Gamble, State collector for Florida.

E. Ct. Cabiness, State collector for Georgia.

G. F. Neill, State collector for Mississippi.

W. K. Lane, State collector for North Carolina.

Joseph Dan Pope, State collector for South Carolina.

D. N. Kennedy, State collector for Tennessee.

G. J. Durham, State collector for Texas.

T. C. Green, State collector for Virginia.

R. M. Lusher, State collector for Louisiana.

Very respectfully, C. G. MEMMINGER,

Secretary of Treasitri/.

The message was read.

Ordered., That it be referred to the Committee on Finance.
The following message was received from the President of the Con-
federate States, by Mr. B. N. Harrison, his Secretary:

Confederate States of Amerii'a, Executive Department,

Richmond, May 18, 1864-
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of the Treasury, I hereby nom-
inate W. W. Crump, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

JEFFERSON DAVLS.

Treasury Department, Richmond, May 14, 1864-
His Excellency the President.

Sir: I recommend the nomination of W. W. Crump, of the State of Virginia, to be
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

Very respectfully, C. G. MEMMIN(tER,

Secretary of Treasury.



58 JOFENAL OF THE [Mayl9, 18C4.

The message was read.

Ordered^ That it be referred to the Committee on Finance.
The following message was received from the President of the Con-
federate States, by Mr. B. N. Harrison, his Secretary :

EiCHMOND, Va., May 18, 1864-
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of State, I hereby nominate
P. N. Lynch, to be special commissioner of the Confederate States to the States of
the Church.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

Confederate States oe America, Department of State,

Richmond, May 17, 1864.
Sir: The Right Rev. P. N. Lynch, of South Carolina, having been appointed on
the 4th day of April last, during a recess of the Senate, special commissioner of the
Confederate States to the States of the Church, under the act of Congress approved
20th August, 1861, I have now the honor to recommend his nomination to the Senate
for confirmation as special commissioner aforesaid.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. P. BENJAMIN,

Secretary of State.
To the President.

The message was read.

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Conmiit-
tee on the Jndiciar}' on the conflicting claims of F. jNI. Green and
W. B. Lowiy for promotion in the Eleventh Regiment Mississippi
Volunteers ; and

The question l)eing on agreeing to the motion submitted by Mr. Orr
on yesterday, to recommit the i-eport to the Committee on the Judiciary
with instructions to embod}' in their report the general orders of the
Adjutant and Inspector General regulating promotions under the act
of the 15th April, 1862, in the decisions of the case by the Adjutant
and Inspector (ieneral and Secretary of War, and the opinion of the
Attorney-(ioner:il in the case of Major Bass,

Mr. Orr (by k^ave) withdrew the said motion.

The Senat(> proceeded to consider the resolutions submitted on yes-
terday b}^ Ml'. Hill, from the Conunittee on the fludiciary. in relation to
the conflicting claims of F. M. (ireen and AV. B. Lowr}' for promotion
in the Eleventh Regiment Mississippi Volunteers.

After debate,

On motion by Mr. Johnson of Missouri,

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

On motion by Mr. Orr,

The Senate resolved into open legislative session.

THURSDAY, May 19, 1864.

OPEN SESSION.

A message from the House of Representatives, b}' Mr. Dalton:

Mr. Premde)it: The House of Representatives have passed a l)ill and joint resolution
of the following titles; in which they request the concurrence of (he Senate:

II. R. 80. An act to authorize the appointment of commissaries for regiments of
cavalry; and

H. R. 6. Joint resolution requiring the Department of Justice to furnish the stand-
ing committees of tlie two Houses with printed copies of the acts of Congress.



May 19, 1864.] SENATE. 59

The Speaker of the House of Eepresenlatives having signed two enrolled Ijilly, I
am directed to bring them to the Senate for tlie signature of their President.

Mr. Barnwell, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred
the joint resolution (H. R. 5) authorizing the auditing of accounts of
members for pay and mileage, reported it without amendment.

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

Ordered^ That it pass to a third reading.

The said resolution was read the third time.

Resolved^ That it pass.

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

Mr. Barnwell, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred
the bill (S. 33) to regulate the compensation and mileage of members
of Congress for the present session, 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.

Ordcrtd, That it be engrossed and read a third time.

The said bill was read the third time.

Besdvtd, That it pass, and that the title thereof l)e as aforesaid.

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

On motion by INIr. Barnwell,

Ordered, That the Committee on Finance be discharged from the
further consideration of the bill (S. 26) declaratory of the meaning of
the second section of an act to reduce the currency and to authorize
a new issue of notes and bonds, approved February 17, 1864.

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

Mr. President: Under the provisions of a joint resolution providing for the appoint-
ment of a select committee of the two Houses on the subject of impressments, the
House of Representatives have appointed, as the committee on their part, Mr. Bald-
win of Virginia, Mr. Chambers of Mississippi, Mr. Chilton of Alabama, Mr. Hart-
ridge of Georgia, and Mr. Hanly of Arkansas.

Mr. Sparrow, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom
was referred the joint resolution (H. R. 4) of thanks to Maj. Gen.
N. B. Forrest and the officers and men of his command for then-
campaign in Mississippi, west Tennessee, and Kentucky, reported it
without amendment.

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

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

The said resolution was read the third time.

Resolved, That it pass.

Ordered, That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives

thereof.

On motion by Mr. Sparrow,

Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged trom
the further consideration of the following subjects:

S. 5. Joint resolution of thanks to Maj. Gen. N. B. Forrest and his
officers and soldiers;



60 JOUENAL OF THE [May 19, 1864.

S. 19. A bill in reference to staff officers and prescribing their



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