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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. Garland,

The Senate adjourned.

SECRET SESSION.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration
of the bill (S. 173) to receive volunteer troops for the war; and having
been amended on the motion of Mr. Henr}-. the bill was reported to the
Senate and the amendment was concurred in.

On the question,

Shall the bill be engrossed and read a third timei!

i Yeas - -6

It was determined in the negative, - at " i a

^ '(Nays 10

On motion by Mr. Henry,

The 3"eas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present.

Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Garland, Haynes, Henry, Johnson of Georgia, Oldham, and
Orr.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Barnwell, Burnett, Caperton, Graham, Hunter, Johnson of
Missouri, Maxwell, Semmes, Walker, and Wigfall.

So the bill was rejected.

On motion by Mr. Semmes.

The Senate resolved into executive session.



592 JOURNAL OB^ THE " [Feb. 22, 1865.



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EXECUTIVE SES

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

Richmond, Fehmary 21, 1865.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Attorney-General, I hereby nominate the
persons named upon the annexed list to the offices indicated.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

Department of Jistice, Confederate States of America,

Ric)imond,Va., February 20, 1865.
To the President.

Sir: I have the honor to submit the following nominations for appointment:

1. George A. Gallagher, of Arkansas, to ))e judge of the district courts of the Con-
federate States for the districts of Cha-lah-ki and Tush-ca-hom-ma.

2. Campbell Laflore, of the Choctaw Nation, to be attorney for the Confederate
States for the district of Tush-ca-hom-ma.

3. H. M. U. C. Brown, of Arkansas, to be marshal of the district of Tush-ca-
hom-ma.

4. William P. Adair, of the Cherokee Nation, to be attorney for the Confederate
States for the district of Cha-lah-ki.

5. Percy Brewer, of the Cherokee Nation, to be marshal of the district of Cha-lah-ki.

Very respectfully, vour obedient servant,

(tEO. DAVIS,
A ttomey- General.
The message was read.

The Senate proceeded to consider the nominations of Oeorge A.
Gallagher, to ))e judge of the district courts of the ConfechM-ate States
for the districts of Cha-lah-ki and Tusli-ca-honi-ma; Canipl)ell Laflore,
to be attornc}^ for the Coiifedei'atc States for the district of Tush-ca-
honi-Mia; II. AL U. C. Brown, to be marshal of the district of Tush-ca-
honi ina; William P. Adair, to l)e attorne}' for the Confederate States
for the district of'Cha-lah-ki; and Percy Brewer, to be marshal of the
district of Cha-lah-ki; and it was

Remlved^ That the Senate do advise and consent to their appointment,
agreeably to the nomination of the President.

ExECiTivE Office, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, February 21, 1865.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate Brig. Gen.
Douglas H. Cooper for Superintendent of Indian Affairs.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

War Depart.ment, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, Va., February 21, 1865.
To His Excellency the President.

Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination to the Senate of Brig. Gen.
Douglas H. Cooper as Superintendent of Indian Affairs.
Very respectfully, vour obedient servant,

JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Secretary of War.
The message was read.

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

Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, February 22, 1865.
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, respectively.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.



Feb. 22, 1865.] SENATE. 593

No. 211.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, February 22, 1865.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment
in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America:

Major-general.

Brig. Gen. Bryan Cirimes, of North Carolina, to rank from February 15, 1865.

Brigadier-generals.

Col. W. H. Forney, of Alabama, to rank from February 15, 1865.
Col. T. M. Logan, of South Carolina, to rank from February 15, 1865.
Col. W. R. Peck, of Louisiana, to rank from February 18, 1865.
I am, sir, respectfully, vour obedient servant,

JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE,
To His Excellen(ry Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War.

President, etc.

The message was read.

The Senate proceeded to consider the nomination of Col. W. R.
Peck, to be brigadier-general (contained in the message of this day);
and it was

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

Ordered, That the remaining nominations contained in the foregoing
message be referred to the Committee on Military Atlairs.

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, February 22, 1865.
Ike Senate of the Confederate States:

A^Lrreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate Col. W. P.
) -erts, of North Carolina, to be brigadier-general in the Provisional Army of the
afederate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 210.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, February 22, 1865.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of Col. W. P. Roberts, of
North Carolina, to be brigadier-general in the Provisional Army of the Confederate
States of America, to command brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, vice General
Dearing, transferred, to rank from February 21, 1865.
1 am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE,
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War.

President, etc.

The message was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs,

The Senate resumed the consideration of the nomination of F. H. Rob-
ertson, to be a brigadier-general, with temporary rank, etc.; and it was

Resolved, That the Senate do not advise and consent to the appoint-
ment of F. H. Robertson, to be brigadier-general.

Mr. Wigfall, from the Committee on Militar}' Affairs, who were
instructed, by a resolution of the Senate (on the ISth instant) to inquire
and report whether there is any legal impediment to the contirmation
of Stephen D. Lee, to be a lieutenant-general in the Provisional Army
of the Confederate States, and what the same is, if any in their judg-
ment exists, reported

That he is nominated under the act of the 17th of February, 1864, which author-
izes the appointment of lieutenant-generals to command departments and provides

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594 JOURNAL OF THE [Feb. 23, 1865.

that the officers appointed under the provisions of that act shall continue to hold
the rank therein i)rovided so long as they shall efficiently discharge the duties
in command of said departments, and no longer, but will resume thereafter their
former rank in the service. The committee are advised by the Secretary of War that
Lieut. Gen. R. Taylor is now in command of the department to which General J^ee
was appointed, and therefore, in their judgment, General Lee's apiwintment can not
be confirmed.

The report was read.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the nominations of I. M.
St. John, to be colonel; Richard Morton and W. R. Hunt, to be lieuten-
ant-colonels; Isaac Read, T. J. Finnie, John Ellicott, James F. Jones,
and C. R. Barney, to be majors, and F. W. Smith, R. H. Temple, W.
Gabbett, H. F. Reardon, R. C. Morton, B. A. Stovall, J. W. Pearce,
S. Chalaron, and John R. Hale, to l)e captains (all of the Niter and
Mining Corp.s), the further consideration of which was postponed on
the 1st instant; and

On motion by Mr. Semmes,

Ordered^ That they be recommitted to the Committee on Military
Affairs.

Mr. Burnett, from the Connnittee on ]\Iilitary Affairs, to whom were
referred (on the 18th ultimo) the nominations of Charles J. Munnerlyn,
to be lieutenant-colonel, and AA'illiam Footman, to be major of Mun-
nerhni's (commissary) battalion, reported thereon; and

On motion by INIr. Burnett,

Ordered^ That it lie upon the t^il)le.

On motion by Mr. Semmes,

The Senate resolved into open legislative session.

THURSDAY, February 23, 1865.

OPEN SESSION.

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

Mr. Presidcni: The House of Representatives have agreed to tlie amendments of
the Senate to the bill (H. R. 325) to make approi)riations for the support of the (Jov-
ernment of the Confederate States of America from tlie 1st ilay of .Jamiary to the.SOtli
day of .June, 18H5.

The House of Representatives have i)assed the bill of tlie Senate (S. 170) to increase
the number of acting midshipmen in the Navy, and to j)rescribe the mode of appoint-
ment.

Mr. Johnson of Georgia, presented a series of resolutions passed at
a meeting of the officers and men of Sorrel's brigade. Army of Northern
Virginia, in relation to the condition of the country and the prosecu-
tion of the war; which were ordered to lie upon the table and be
printed.

Mr. Watson presented a series of resolutions passed at a meeting of
the officers ancl men of Harris' l)rigadc in relation to the terms of
peace proposed by the Government of the United States, and to the
pro.secution of the Avar; which were read.

Ordered^ That they lie upon the table and lie printed.

Mr. ^Vigfall (by leave) introduced

A bill (S. %%) to provide for the payment of cotton taken and used
by the militiiry authoiities in the Trans-Missi.ssippi Department;
which was read the ffrst and second times and referred to the Com-
mittee on Finance.



Feb. ->3. 1865.] * SENATE. 595

Mr. Wigfall, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was
referred the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill
(8. 166) to amend an act entitled "An act to provide and organize a
general staff for armies in the field, to serve during the war," approved
June 1-i, 1864, reported thereon.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendment of the House of
Representatives to the bill (S. 166) last mentioned; and

On motion by Mr. Wigfall,

Res<jhH'(L That the Senate disagree to the amendment of the House
of Representatives to the said bill and ask a conference on the dis-
agreeing votes of the two Houses thereon.

On motion by Mr. Wigfall,

Ordered, That the committee of conference on the part of the Senate
be appointed by the President pro tempore; and

Mr. Wigfall, Mr. Orr, and Mr. Maxwell were appointed.

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

Mr. Wigfall, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was
referred the bill (H. R. 383) to require nonconmiissioned officers and
privates, held as prisoners of war, to be paid upon their individual cer-
titicates, supported by oath, reported it witiiout amendment.

The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the consid-
eration of the said ])ill; 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. Wigfall, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was
referred the bill (S. 202) to authorize the Ordnance Bureau to manu-
facture alcohol, reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded, as in Connnittee 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 Representatives therein.

Mr. Caperton, from the connnittee, reported that they had exam-
ined and found truly enrolled bills and joint resolutions of the follow-
ing titles:

H. R. 273. An act to authorize the consolidation of companies, bat-
talions, and regiments;

H. R. 304. An act to increase the efficiency of the cavalry of the
Confederate States;

H. R. 336. An act to authorize the establishment of an office of
deposit in connection with the Treasury;

H, R. 26. Joint resolution for the relief of James D. Brown;

H. R. 28. Joint resolution authorizing the transfer of funds in the
Quartermaster-GeneraPs Department;

S. 101. An act to authorize the exchange of registered bonds issued



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Mild liiiK'M lor |iiiyiiit'iil ;

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llic ml ii|i|)i'o\ rij I'Vlti'diii y IV, |Ki; I, ciilil In! " A ii ticl lo iiliiriMJI lie iicl
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Imiidifd mid nixl \ lime;"

S, \'Mt, An IK'I tu |llu\ idi' Imi' llir ICIIlinHioil (il llli' |)C|imII\ Imi Ikhi

dt'l'lNcry ul" lillicHor Imkimi iIih m ilic ynir iSdl;

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lion id' I lit' iiiiv III i'o|»'\Mill% ;

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tiiid cfi'l ilii'iitcM nM'ci\ rd in |>iiy tiirnl td' liixfsiind ol liri' |Mil)li<' diiivs; iind

S. t^'2. .loinl I'fsoliil ion (>xrtii|tl iii^' iiih|>Ii' nii^'iii- rroiii llir titlici
iiiipoHt'd liy llicitct rnlilh'd "Anin'l lo nninid iin iirt fiilitlrd 'An net,
(o liiy riixcH Tor III!' coniiiion drl'cnsr mid cmiy on (lie ( iuvcrniiiriil,
of IJif ( 'onfcdfiiih' Slulrs,' ii|»|)ro\cd April Iwi-nly roinlh, cii.dilccM
Imnilnd iiiid Hixly I lirrr," iipproviMl l<'(diiiiiiiy IV, iHCil

Till' rrr-^i<li'nl pr(» tciiipoir liiuin;^'' si;4'ii<M| llii> niioj|i<d hills mid
t'litiilji'd joint I'CMolllI ioiiM IiimI irpoilrd loliiivr Imtii rxmililit'il, tJii'V
NVrlc dtdiviTcil lo I lie Sfcirliiiy (d lilt' Srntllr mid liy llilll loidiwilli
pri'Mt'iilcd lo I III- I'l rsidciil <d I In- ( 'onlVdmilc SIiiIth i'or ids tippi o\ id.

TIm' Scmili- |(irMTcdrd, IIM in ( 'oininitlcf of llir W'liolf, lo ilir con
Hidi't'tilion ol' llir Itill (II. |{. .'SIM) lo incri'Msi* tlir rointirnsiil ion (d'
iiiiiihIiiiIm, crii'i'M, Jiu'oth, iind wilnrHMrN; mid llic reported niiii'iidiiK'nt,

iliivili)^'' I II llj^reed to, llie lijll wuh re|(orte(| to ilie Semite mid llie

miiendineiil nmim eonnined in.

fhi/<iii/, 'I'liiit I lie miieiidnieiit lie ciiM roused mid I lie l»i II I nid II lliird
I illie.

'riir Hilid Itill 11-^ miiended wii.s rnid the third lime.

U*iMnlriil, 'I'liiit it puss with mi miiendiiienl.

(hihiiil. Thill llieSeeielnry retpiesi I he eonriirreiiee of ihr I lojisn
of Kepresfiitiil i\ es in llie miiendliieiil.

The Seiillle proceeded, lis in < 'oililliit t ec iij' ihr \\ hole, |o the coii.sjd-
cnilion ol' llie hill (II. |{. IHI ) to I'licilitiite the ^eil lenient of cliiiiii.s of
drrrilHi'd ollleerH mid stddieis; mid no mneii(|iiiciit lieiii).; iniide, it, wiiM
reported (o the Semite.

( )ll I he ipiesi i<»n,

Sliidl the hill he lend ii third I inie ',

It Wlis deterinined in the lieeiilive.

So I he hill wiiM rejeeted.

(>r(liiiily Tilllt the Seeletiiiv iiiloiinllie llmi enl' K'eprescnillt i\ cm
llieieid".

The Semile proceeded, il . ill ( 'oniinillee <>| the \\ Imle, to the coli.sid
trillion ol' (he hill (.S. |lll») (o elimi)^''e (lie lime loi (he iiHseinhlJii^ of
( 'on^'reMH I'or its next re^'iiliir sivsMion; mid
< )ii iiiolion hy Mr. ( imliind,

(h'll'i'iil^ Tilllt the rmllici ciiiisidenilion iheieol he pos||tiiiied until
Wedni'-idiiy next.

( )n iiiol ion hy M r. Mii \\\ ell.

The .Semite l'eso|\ ed into secret le^risliil ive session.

I'Ih' doois liiis inj^' heen opened.

The Semile lesimied. lis in ( 'ojiiiiiil lee nj llie W lio|e, the coii^ideni-
1 ion of (he hill (S. I'V) lo ple\e|il illeniil i III pi essliient ,s mid to pilllisll



Imvlossiioss; ;uul tlio ivporuvl amomliuont h;i\ ino- Itoon aorood to. tho
l>ill was roporloii to tlu> Sonatt^ ixud tho aimMuhiuMit was voiu'uti'Ovl ii\.

On (ho nuostion.

Shall tho bill ho on^fossod aiul road a thirvl tin\i^:

It was dotonninod in tho MO*i-:iti\o.

So tho bill Avas ivjootod.

Tho Souato pi'oooodod iv> ooi\sidor tho miction submittod bv Mr.
Sparrow on tho loth instant, to rootnisiiior tho voto on passitvo" tho
bill (S. ISn tv> provido supplios t*or tho Aiinv. and tv> prosoribo tho
niodo of making' improssnionts; and

Tho uiv^tion was a<:rood (v».

On n»otiv>n bv Mr. Walkor. tho voto on vUvlorin^' tho bill to its
onurossniont and thin! roadini: was also roovMisidiMvd.

Tho Sonato rosumod. as in Toniniittoo oi tht^ Wlu^lo. tho oonsidoni
tion of tiio sjiid bill.

On motii>u bv Mr. Walkor, to aniond tho l>ill bv strikitio" out all
aftor tho onaotiny- olauso and insortino:

That it shall not Iv lawuil toin\pivssany s^luvp. luiloh v\nvs, ImxhkI nuux^ts, .stallions',
i.'toks. bulls, hjxwiins: hos:*!. or othorstook kopt or JUHVsjSivrv t\>r mising shtvp, hi^.
hoi-sos. nmU\<, or oattlo.

Ski\ 'J. That tho tonu "just oon>pon.s;uivn» " for pjvporty iiupix^sssiHl or takon for
puMio use, whonovor tho sjuuo ooours in auy of thoaot.s ivlatin^r to inxptvssutonts. is
iiorohy doolaivvl to luoan tho usual market priiv of suoh pivporty at tho tiu\o an^l
phuv of iuipn^ssniont.

8ko. ;?. rhat so tnuoh of tho tilth swtion of tho aot to tvgulato in\ori\ssu»ont.>!,
apiMWtHl Maivh twonty-sixth. oijrhtvvi\ hunilixnt au«l sixty-thiw. as autlioriiKt^s tho
Kvmls of oou\u\issionors appoiutinl bv tho TivsivitMit a»\vl »:\>vornoi"s of tho Jx^spiH^tivo
8tatos to tix. iuavhaneo. upon tho pruvs to bo jviitl t\»r pi\>porty in\pivssiHl or takou
for publio uso, and to as^Tw ujhmi auvt publish sohtxlulos of priovv (or pi\>|HM(y svi
iu»prosst\i, is hoivby ivpoalod: /*»"»>((</((/. hoiiyiYi\ That nothius; hoiviu iHuitainini
shall bo ooustnusl as pn>hibitini:: sjud i\>nuuissioi\oi-s fnuu tixinj; upon anJ publish-
inir sihinhilos «>f prioos to bo paivl by tho iJovonuuont or by tho faniilios oi soKlioi"s
to poi-^ons hoKling oxoniptions or details upon *\M\vhtious whioh bitul s»uh pei-svMis
(o sell to the «,iovernn\ent or to the families of sv>Klie»"s at prioes tixovl by s;ud eom-
niisssioners.

8kv\ 4. That in all oa.<*es of apivals to the K^jinls of eon\u\issi»MUM'^. appointinl by
the rn\sident and the i^>\ernoI~s v>f the tvspeetive States, fi\m\ the apiM';»isen\ents of
impix^sstnl pn^perty made by loeal appn(isej"s, it shall Iv tb.eduty ol sj»id eonn\»is-
sionei-s to liear the pi\>ofs adihuxnl by the }>iuties as (o the usual jnarket priiv of
the prv»tH>rty at the time and plaoeof imptvs*in»ei\t. and to assess the sjune aeeonliuv:
to the testimony submitted in tlu> partionlar ea.-*e. On sueh appeals the eoi\unis-
sionei-s shall uveive and Oimsider suoh losral oral testiniony as n\ay be v>ffered. and
also allidavits or depositions of oompetent \vitnesst>s taken l>efoiv auil vvrtilitnl by
any justiee of the neaee or jud>je or elerk v>f any ovunt of ivwixl. \Vitnessv\s exam-
intnl by sueh Ikviixi «\iay Iv sworn by either of theeon\missi»M>ers. Wheiv the appeal
is taken by the impjvssiuir otheer and the s;nne is u»>t brvMVirht to a heariui;. and a
tinal awaixi in the ease mavle by the i\u»\>uissionei's within nit\ety days after the date
of the oriirinal appraiseinent. sueh appeal shall be ev>nsideix\l as alnnuloned. anil
shall not Iv afterwai\is heanl, and the vnii^imil appraisement shall Ih> tivatevl as I'mal
and ivnelusive,

It was dotorniimvl in (ho atlirniativi\

No further amiM\dmont boino- niado. ti>o bill was n^portod i»> tho
Sonato ami tho amonilniont was oonoiirrod in.

(h'iid'a/. That tl>o bill bo oi\o-ri>ssod and roa»l a third (into.
Tho sjiid bill was r»\id tho third tinit> anil tho title was ainondtHl.



0\\ tho qiiostion.

Shall tho bill now pa.ss^

It was dot»M-inin(\l in tho allirinativo

On motion bv Mr. Orr,



> Voas le

( Navs (>



598 JOURNAL OF THE [Feb. 23, 1865.

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

Tho.se who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Baker, Garland, Graham, Hunter, Johnson of Georgia,
Orr, Semmes, Simms, Vest, Walker, Watson, and Wigfall.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Barnwell, Brown, Burnett, Henry, Johnson of Mi-ssouri,
and Oldham.

So it was

ReMjlved^ That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be "An act
to amend the law in relation to impressments.""

Ordered^ That the Secretai-y request the concurrence of the House
of Representatives therein.

On motion by Mr. Semmes,

The Senate adjourned.

SECRET SESSION.

The Senate proceeded, as in Conmiittee of the Whole, to the con-
sideration of the joint resolution (H. R. 29) in relation to the services
of Manuel and Rafael Armijo and Julian Te.>*orio; and no amendment
being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Mr. Watson, on his motion, was excused from voting on the reso-
lution.

On the ((ucstion.

Shall the resolution be read a third time?

It was determined in the negative, - ^t '' ., ^^

^ ' ( Nays 12

On motion l)y iNlr. Orr,

The yca.s and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present,

Tho.se who voted in the afiirmativc are.

Messrs. Baker, Brown, Caperton, Johnson of Missouri, Maxwell,
Oldham, and Sinuns.

Tho.se who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Barnwell, Burnett, Garland, Graham, Henr}', Hunter,
Johnson of Georgia, Orr, Semmes, Vest, Walker, and Wigfall.

So the resolution was rejected.

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

On motion by Mr. Oldham,

Ordered, That tli(^ injunction of ,secrec\" ])e removed from the pro-
ceedings and debates of the Senate on the bill (S. I'-Hl) to provide for
raising 2<»(i,0U0 negro troops.

On motion l)y Mr. ^Vigfall,

The Senate resolved into executive session.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Mr. Wigfall. From the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom were
referred (on tlie Kith ultimo) the nomination of W. F. I)rinkard,to be
military storekeeper of ordnance, with ])ay and allowance of ca})tain
of infantrv; and (on the 2 1st instant) the nominations of Joseph T.
Tucker, W. (i. Foster, E. M. Feild, G. F. Whittield, K. Otey, Thomas
H. Owen, to be colonels; James B. McCrearv. James T, Gee, W. C.
Gates, J. R. L^wellen, John (J. W(>l)b. Jos.' G Webb, and William
M. Feild, to be lieutenant-colonels; R. W. Jones, J. W. Arnold, W. \N'.



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Hiimphre3^s, VV. H. McKam}', E. Hutton, C. Herring, and R. P,
Jerome, to be majors; C. R. Barteaii, to be colonel; G. H. Morton,
to be lieutenant-colonel, and O. B. Farris, to be major of Twenty-
second Tennessee Cavalry Regiment; E. T. Reynolds, R. H. Beazle}^,
C. Gray, William McConnell, and B. Levy, to be adjutants, with the
rank of first lieutenants, reported, with the recommendation that all
of said nominations be confirmed.

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

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

Mr. Wigfall, from the Committee on Military Afl'airs, to whom were
referred (on the 22d instant) the nominations of Brig. Gen. Bryan
Grimes, to be major-general, and Cols. W. H. Forney, T. M. Logan,
and W. P. Roberts, to be brigadier-generals, reported, with the rec-
ommendation that all of said nominations be confirmed.

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

Rewlr^ed., That the Senate do advise and consent to their appointment,



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