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j -L/_/_LJL-_Lj Jl mJ "JL r3 ____\_r__LJ_L \_yJ-X • VOLUME XXIX RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 29, 1865. T NUMBMf 19. ~" " " ~" —""S -— _».._ ,—- 1 .. ~ ".'.: ■ « _.- ,_'; ._■ -■ • •»_____ —-—-—- ■ — ■ ■ —-**»*—■ " * ' — _^__-_J_L__-.—___ OFFICIAL. [smear.] Al>l< TANT AM> iN'fVtTOR-GKNrRAI'R'OrriCR, I Ki. hmonu, March 24, 186.'). » SPICIAL ORDERB No 67. • • • • • • • ~YII B'ngadier-General DANIEL HIGGLES, V. A- C *"•• t* constituted Cotnmissarv.Oeneral of Prisoners, * ~vl w- ' ll **■*■ one * ****** upon his duti.- a* d. neunt ed in paragraphs I, Id, and 111, General Orders No M ;1*6.1. • • • • • • • We teen**n*n\ ot the Secretary of War. JNO. WITHERS, nih tS—-I Assistant Adjutant-General. TIIKASVRV 1)1 r-AKTMI NT, \ CONFIDKRATR STATUS -V AMKRICA, J Richmond. March 21, 1865. j mo THE BANKS AND PRIVATE _ CAPITALISTS IN TIIK CONFEDERATE STATES.— Ba an act of Congress, approved March i;, lath, entitled "an act to raise coin' tor the pur pose of iui nulling necessary supplies for the army,'* it ia provided— 1. That the Secretary of tho Treasury shall bor row the Misn of three million* of dollars, in coin, oa ti.<> terms therein set forth. •2. That in case of failure to borrow the sum .hove named, a tax of twenty-rive per cent, shall 1..' levied upon the amount of all gold and silver -__, gold dust and bullion, and foreign exchange, in the Confederate States, payable in kind, and to bo i .llected on the Ist of April, proximo, or as soon thereafter as possible. A copy of the act is annexed, the more clearly to exhibit the intention and application thereof, and the limitations and conditions by which its provi moii. are controlled or modified. Tbe leading fea tures are those set lorth above, by which it will be seen that the first object m to obtain a loan of three: un lions id dollars; and thit, this object being ac i ompli-hed, the tax levied under the second section is not to be enforced or collected. The purpose of this circular is to call the atten tion ci those concerned to the operation of the law, and invite prompt and concerted measures to in jure the wa-Oem of the loan. Under the authority vested in me by the act, I propose to hypothecate fifty thousand bales of Government cotton as col latetal «ecurity for the sum required. At the Oo v>Timient price of twenty cents per pound (giving tt:- privilege of exportation), the security will bu fifty per cent, hi excess of the loan In order to> give every advantage to lenders, and promote the speedy rt"turn of their money, with a fair opportu nity of profit, those who elect to take cotton at onctt in payment, shall receive the same, at the rate of fifteen tenia pet pound, with the rijiht of exporta tion, free bom all restrictions and conditions, ex .. pt the duty of one-eighth per cent, per pound-— The '.ottoii will be delivered in Georgia, Alabama or liiaaseippii at the option of the lender, and at some ptaee convenient for the exportation .thereof. In-eitutions and persons liable to the tax im poaed by the act, and who shall determine to sub- H ribe to the proposed loan, are requested to com m-nicat- their decision to this Departmeut without di lav, the sum ottered, and designating th« depositary at which it will be convenient for their* to make payment of the same. Prompt action ii • respect-Wry re<iu«»sted f in order that the collection of tht' tax may be urrested, if the required »uin.houl«i be .u.cc-stully raised by loan. G. A. TRENHOLM, Secretary of the Treasury. [No. lut-.] AS A» T TO Ic.IHE COIN WOM THE HUOH OT WV*9* m-iuno r-cbh-ky evmsne FOll THE AHMV. TV Congress of the Confederate hastes of Am** rice i/i enact, That, in order to procure the means oi purchasing supplies for the army, the Secrete, y ot the Treasury, uud.r the direction of the Presi* ii.-ut, be, and he is hereby, authoriz«*d to bono - from any bank, banking company, corporation, a. ,- BoctatiOß, or person, any sum or sums in coin, not to exceed three millions of dollars in the - gtcgate; and to sec-te the repayment of any tnu a oi sums so borrowed, at such time asinay be agreed upon, not to exceed two years after the ratification of v treaty of peace between the < oiifederate State» mid the United States, to cause to be issued bonds of the Confederate States, in such convenient suuis as may be agreed upon, payable in coin, and to bear letutwrt at the rate of six per cent, per annum., puyuble semi-annually in specie; and to secure the leptiymeut of any sum or sums so borrowed, wit k the iaieteet thereon, the said Secretary be further ■eth«rier4 and m***m*ted to pledge, in such leg; loim as may be agreed upon, any cotton or tobacco owned by the Government, to the extent in value ot any such loan so obtained, or the proceeds thereof when sold, or to convey such cotton and tobacco, or any part thereof, in absolute payment ci such loan, with the right on the part of tbr lender of such coin to export or transport such cob ton and tobacco beyond the limits of the Confede rate Bute., flee from any molestation on the part ol the authorities of the Confederate States, or thi' payment of any duty, except to the extent oj' one eighth per cent., now imposed by law. SacTfOJi 2. In the event the Secretary of the Treasury shall not be able at once to obtain coin . t. the amount of three millions of dollars, under the provisions of the first section of this act, then, and in that event, a tax shall be levied and cob le, ted of twenty-five per cent, upon the amount of all (told and silver coin, gold dust and bullion, and foreign exchange, in the Confederate Btates, payable in kind, which tax shall be due and collected on the first day of April next, or as soon thereafter as possible : Prorided, That the above tax shall not be levied upon the gold or silver coin, gold dust and bullion, and foreign exchange owned or possessed by any person when the amount so owned or* pos sessed shall not exceed two hundred dollars in v<.hie, nor shall the said tax be levied on gold or silver coin, gold dust, bullion or foreign exchange, which, within thirty days after the passage of this act, r '.all be lent to the Government under the provisions of the first section of this act. Nor upon the gold or silver coin, gold dust, bullion or foreign •-xchauge, of any person who has made a loan to tue Government, according to the said first section, of not less than twenty-five per cent, of the gold or silver coin, gold dust, bullion or foreign exchange, owned and possessed by such person at the time of the passage of this act; and if any State of the Con federacy borrows from any bank, coin or bullion, and lends it to the Confederate Government, the bank that lends such coin or bullion shall be al lowed a credit against this tax to the extent of such loan: And, prorided also, That the delay of thirty days, mentioned in this section, shall be extended to one hundred and twenty days for all portions of the Confederacy beyond the Mississippi river. Sution 3. That* the limitation of three millions of dollars, as expressed in the first section of this act, shall not be construed to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from receiving a gteater amount, ottered as loans or accruing on taxes under this act: Prodded, That the tax imposed by the provisions ot this act upon gold, and silver coin, gold and sil ver bullion, gold dust and foreign exchange, when paid, or the amount thereof loaned iv pursuance of the first and second sections of this act, shall be in lieu bf all other taxes imposed on the same articles by any other act: Provided further, That the tax of twenty-five per cent, levied by the second section of this act shall be in lieu of all other taxes imposed on the same article by any other act, und the tax imposed by this act shall be assessed as at the date of the pn«oage of this act. Appi. Ed March 17, 1865. A true copy: JAMES M. MATTHEWS, tnh 26—tAl Law Clerk. ■ ~C === SPECIAL NOTICE.—The attention of farmers, and all others in need of horses and mules, is particularly called to my sale of PUBLIC animals, which takes place on EVERY WEDNESDAY at 11 o'clock A. M. at Bacon's Quarter Branch. These animals are ear-fully inspected before being sold, and all diseased animalß taken oat. Many of them are young, and would reader good service af- i ter a few days rent and liberal feeding. R. P. ABCHEH, mh 21—>i3aw9w Major and Ouartermaxter. " -*> feet 11 -inch GALVANIZED IRON PIPE, 1 KITCHEN CGOK-NO-RANOE, 1 large COOKING-STOVE. The above articles can be seen at my store, on Broad atseet, above Ninth, north side. \ mh U-lw* DANIKL Q*DO*-M-tLL. 4LUM.— A amaU lot of ALUM owmde by __ A ***. ft /. D. HARVEY, ~,,.,,. j, l a ....-' i n ____ata BY J. A. COWARDDT * CO. -% —————■■■ ■ tkrms or svrbcrtftio-: 7><it7y Paper.—tot one year, ok r dol lars ; six months, fifty dollars ; three months, TWKsrr-rivE i.oli.ars; on? month, trm dolt.au. Agents and News Dealers will be tarnished at thirty dollars per hundred copies.' All orders must be accompanied with the money, to insure attention; and all remittances by mail will be at the rink of those who make them. Advertizing. —Advertisements will be inserted at the rate of there dollars per square for each in sertion. Eight line* (or less) constitute a sqjiare. Lnrger advertiser->nts in exact proportion. Advertisements published till forbid •will be charged three hollaed per square for every inser rio/» WEDNESDAY MORNING .MARCH 29, 1865. The London Times affects to believe the absurd falsification of the Northern Government that the Confederate Com* missioners at Fortress Monroe proposed to Mr. Seward to unite with the North in war against some .foreign Power (Eng land or France), and leave the questions at issue between themselves in abeyance till the foreign war was ended. The ' Times must know by this time what amount of confidence to put in Northern allegations; but it suits its purpose to profess faith in this transparent inven tion. There is no luxury to some minds so great as cringing to the strong, except it be bullying the weak. Mr. Seward has got England by the nose, and gives it a vicious tweak whenever she raises her eyes from the dust Her "rigid neutrality" will not answer much longer; and we shall not be surprised to see her, ere long, throw off that disguise and ac ceed to all that her master at Washing ton may demand. It is needless to say that the people o_ the South never dreamed of making such a proposition, as the Times credits, to the Northern Government, and that there is at least one foreign Power now on this continent with which, under no circum stances except those involving our own honor, would we possibly consent to en* gage in war. That Power is one which, in the first Revolution, stood side by side with us on the heights of Yorktown '■< and helped us to achieve our indepen. dence; which has been our welfcwisher and faithful ally since that event, and never sought,\by open hostility or secret undermining, to bring this Republic to the dust; and while it frankly expressed its-regret at the dissolution of the Union, has maintained, in reality, a neutality which, in Great Britain, only meant an impartial distribution of injuries to both belligerents. France, the chivalric, the heroic, the military master of Europe, if not the friend of the Confederacy, has not been its enemy, and we hope never . may be. The British Government we have never known except as our open or secret foe. The Yankee Court is fast introducing the forms, as it has already adopted the substance, of royalty. Upon the occa sion of a late procession in Washing ton —we believe it was the inauguration _ a y—the President's carriage moved first, and that of the heir apparent— Prince Robert, usually called "Bob O'Link" by the New York HeraW,— moved next in order, taking precedence 1 of the foreign ambassadors, etc. This, we suppose, is all right and in due order. Bob, no doubt, became his place in the Royal Menagerie quite as well as the Paternal Ape. A lovelier pair, from all we can hear, it would have been difficult to find. The Yankee prints make va rious comments upon this proceeding, all in decided disapprobation. "We do not see that they have any .reason to complain. If they choose an ape for a king, they have no right to revC-t at consequences; and, after all, we do not see that they have not made the best choice for themselves.' M. de Monthoion, the new Freach Ambassador to Washington, was lor many years a citizen of Richmond. J3e is a son of'the famous General Monti to lon, wqo accompanied Napoleon to!St Helena, and remained *ithhim until Ilia death, and who, while on that islai id, wrote voluminous metfioii-,of great his torical value, under the dictation of litis chief. Afterwards, aa it jrell kno%*n, General *Montho-_a, always a dead ad Bonapartist, joined tha present Empe ft* of the French ia tht* ra»b «p«diti«i which resulted in the capture of both, jtnd their confinement in the fortress of Ham. While the father was still in prison, the - Prince de Joinville made a tour through the United States, and, in passing-through this city, fell in with the son, with whom he became so much pleased that he carried him with him on his travels. Shortly after, he waa ap pointed French Consul at New York, it is believed, through the interposition of the Prince. Since the rise of Napoleon, Month-lon has been a great favorite, as he ought to be, if for nothing else, yet for the fidelity and sufferings of his father in the cause of the Bonapartes.— He spent all the earlier years of his life in the United States, having married an American lady, the daughter of General Gratiot He is a man of talents and of very preposessing address. He was * great favorite in society while he lived here. It is to be devoutly hoped that the people at home will consent to adjourn all party, discord and strife till the mo mentous issues of this campaign are de cided. Let a veil of oblivion, or, st of charity and forgiveness, be cast over the errors of the past, and let us take one more long, strong pull, and a pull altogether, in behalf of the com mon cause. Let those who delight to indulge in wrangling think of its en couraging effect upon the enemy and its discouraging influence upon our own men. The least we*ean do is to abstain from a word that will paralyze the arms of our brave defenders, and to animate them by the spectacle of a hopeful and united people at their back. We hear no voice of discord or of croaking from the camp. Those heroes who stand ready to sh«4 their life-blood for us, move forward shoulder to shoulder, and have no quar rel except with the enemies of their country. Surely the least that we, who are exempt from these perils and suffer ings, can do, is to make a sacrifice of in ternal discord upon the altar of patriot ism, and to send back words of cheer and harmony to the camp. It was a rare sight, a few years ago, to see upon our streets a man minus an arm or leg. When such a sight was seen, a railroad collision occurred to the mind as the probable cause. Not many legs were lost in the Mexican war, except that regiment of Indiana -4egs which made such excellent time at Buena Vista, and have never been seen since; but, for aught we know, may still be " going the same as before." . We rarely saw men without legs and arms before the present struggle; and one who had actually lost either in battle was an ob ject of wonder and admiration. And now the spectacle is so common that no man need feel at all singular, or have any sensitiveness about attracting attention, by being without an arm or leg. In fact, if a gentleman should walk up to you in m the street with, his head in his hand, and ask you to jjirect him to the proper office for transporta tion and furlough, remarking that it was the first time ha> had applied for a leave of absence during the war, and that he intended to return punctually to bis post at the expiration of his time, you would scarcely be astonished at the phenomenon. The gentlemen with legs and arms, are now becoming oddities, and sometimes suspicious characters. . There was a grenadier of Napoleon— we have forgotten his name —who had earned the distinction of first grenadier of the empire. That was something of an honor, we should say, under Napo leon; and when he answered to his name at roll-call, he must have straight ened himself up and looked very much like the* cock of that walk, and, if the brave were not always modest, have flapped his wings and crowed in most exhilarating music. But there came a time, as might be expected, whan )»e did not answer to his name, yet it was al ways called at every roll-call, and always at every roll-call Jt he answer was given: "Dead on the field of honor.** And whenever the people meet a Confederate soldier without an arm or leg, they know the missing limb of that man ia buried where he would freely have giyen his life, "on the field of honor**; and her looks more of a man, mora grand, symmetrical, than many man with legs; and every one feels a sincere reverence and love for bin* Ha carries an Order of Merit in that empty sleeve or wooden leg more prominent, and glorious than Congress could bestow, and out of that old stump then grow laurels which will transmit their fragrance to his children and his children's children. As to the female sex, it was quite un necessary for the President to exhort them, in one of his speeches, to prefer an armless sleeve to one which has never been used in battle. That sex has too accurate an instinct of what constitutes a man to need any counsel on that point The maimed body is an evidence to them of an unmanned soul, of a heroism and unselfishness that can make a man with t>ne arm a better protector and more genial friend through life than many men who are all arms and legs. A half of a man, who has lost his other half in bat tle, is entitled to ja better half in the shape of a wife; and he will get it against all rivals. Even if he is a candidate for office, he will run better on one leg than other men on two. No one but soldiers need expect to have any choice hereafter either in politics or love. A grey coat is the symbol of all that is noble in the human heart, and whenever it makes its the best black broadcloth wijl be left in tbe cold. When Grey Coat, with or without arms or legs, sum mons a female fortress, after the war, the Union flag will be displayed for the first time, and confiscation, subjugation, unconditional submission, be granted without a murmur. Even in the deplorable event of the conquest of their country, the soldiers of the Confederacy «an still stand erect, and, if they lose all else, will never lose their honor. Their bodies may ache with wounds, and their hearts bleed with sorrow, but no sting of self-reproach can ever touch those manly bosons. They have done their duty; all that man could do they have done; and if, borne down by overwhelming odds, they fall, it will be with their back to the field and their face to the foe. Most of these soldiers are, young men, and if they cannot have a country here, will find" one in another clime, where they can walk the earth as freemen.. But no such alternative will ever 4>e presented to them if it be the will of Heaven to blessand pros per the noblest band of heroes that ever walked the earth, and the most lofty and unselfish loyalty to principle that, since the days of the martyrs, has glo rified mankind. A CARNIVAL BALL IN PARIS. The most hrilliaut ball of the Carnival at Paris was that of Madame Chassel loup Loubat, wife of the Minister of Ma rine. The Paris letter-writers of the New York press give long accounts of it, and, of course, give a prominent place to the New York shoddy that was pre sent From one of these letters we take the following, which will more particu larly interest our lady readers: The mistress of the house was dressed as Lalla Rookh, in a rich Oriental dress, with a light veil covering her whole per son. Two Russian princesses appeared as the Queen of Sheba and the Aurora Borealis —costumes most remarkable for their elaborateness and richness. The Queen of gheba's dress was composed of three skirts, the lower one lilac, the second scarlet, and the upper one of white silk; the upper and lower ones i were trimmed with a row of peacock's feathers, while the scarlet one was sur rounded by black down; the corsage was open nearly to the waist, and without sleeves—a sort of vest with long sleeves, made of gold straps, united by bands of peacock's feathers, half concealing, half disclosing, the outline of. the bust, was. worn over the semblance of a corsage. A marvelous diadem of diamonds and peacock's feathers formed the head dress. The "Aurora Borealis" was in a pink and blue-tinted gauze, covered with a thin material, all studded with stars. — This princess owns a celebrated diamond known as the " North Star," which she wore in the centre of a splendid constel lation in the hair. ■*> The ball was opened by the appear ance of eighteen young ladies, headed by Mademoiselle de Leaseps, dressed as Marina Cadets, in short blue tunics, trowaers and little caps, and accoutered with little guns. They marched in to the sound of the trumpet, and went through with mimic •evolutions. A Co chin Chinese procession, in the middle of the evening, afforded a great deal of amusement filly gentlemen, attired in the most correct costume, came in to the sound of a gong; aa an escort to a Co chin China princess, borne in state on a genuine Chinese palanquin. Tha Prineeaa Mettornich waa dressed as the wife of an Arab chief, with a long heavy vail of silver tissue, and waa ao eompa-Oed by % suits ot Arab t4UwUnU. ! The Princess Clotilda wot* • #*• domino, and had her hair powdered at* A scarlet domino (£neog%Ud strictly respected) was recognised as Aa Empress. The Emperor wort aUM domino, and was foil of spirit aad Ja* ety. His Majesty convened fcrafi-l time with an American marquise, all J* white—the same lady whose beauty ***** elegance were remarked upon at Urn amU at the Tuileries, Mrs. S and Mr. and Mrs. l*hpmwW assisted at the fete. Mr. Bigelow, tea Venetian mantle of purple silk, tm*tii up with red; Mrs. Bigelow aa BBa* Douglas, in " The Lady of the Lake "Vfff very becoming Scotch costume, of ran%er more fragile materials than those wirn by Scott's heroine in her romantic •* --cursiona. It was composed of sheet petticoats of muslin, with narrow quitted ruii.es forming a border to a tartan plaid skirt; the Highland scarf; attached at the shoulder with a large brooch, and falling oc the opposite til t cap, with an eagle plume. A gilMbar, carried in the hand, gave a picturesque character to this pleasing national cos* tume. Among the other Americans pre sent were Mr. and Mrs. M r, and M rs . R a. Mr. M., ltjte Mr. 8., wore the stately Venetian mantle, a dress adopted by many of the most grave seigneurs of the Court on such oc- ; casions. Mrs. M—er wore a white do- ' mino, and Mrs. R. a blue one. Mrs. I R s, of New York, was a marquise i of the Louis XV. style; white dress, with green silk tunic; hair worn very high and Miss J p, of Washington, personated " Folly"; a very ! rich dress of yellow and scarlet, gotten ' up regardless of expense, but not at all becoming. Miss J. is a very handsome ' woman, and required a personification of a higher type Jthan the one selected by her. Mrs. St. J. E k, of New York, was dressed as a ** Fairy of the Stars," all in gauze and diamonds: a very pretty conceit, and very much admired. Several of the New York and Boston moneyed aristocracy have had a certain suc-lss in French society this winter.— Handsome women, perfectly well dressed by the most noted artistes, and very pre tentious, they are naturally very attrac tive to a class to be found in all Euro pean Courts—that class which considers a rich marriage out of its sphere but one means "demettre du/umiersur leurs terres." These dashing belles and their haughty chaperones are infinitely more fastidious (in their way) in the choice of their society than the Faubourg St Ger main itself; and a mere looker-on can find goodly store of amusement, rather mingled with sadness, in watching their game. Republicans from America! God save the mark! But, in fact, the real success of the Parisian season among American belles must be granted to Miss P n, from t'other side of the Alleghanies—a charm ing young girl, highly cultivated, and with perfectly - unaffected manners; the simplicity of the child united with the dignity of the woman. In my hasty letter of yesterday, I omitted to mention Miss P n as the representative from Ohio at Mrs. Richards's delightful hall. Her dress, on this occasion, was more admired than any other in the room. It was of very pale blue silk, a long skirt with a flounce, a tunic, in several sec tions, united by lace bands--the whole trimmed in the purest style with flat pearl beads; a narrow ribbon of exactly the same shade, dotted with pearls, tied around the neck, with long floating ends; three rows of the same ribbon, with p-f»r!s, in her hair, which was dressed with light curls. During Lent, a succession of brilliant concerts will lie given at the Tuileries and at the Hotel de Ville. In fact, there is no real cessation of entertainments during Uie Lenten season, except among very devout Catholics. Tbe beau mande continues its gay career until Holy Week, when a general feeling of remorse and penitence seizes upon it, and it cries "dust and ashes" for a whole week, recom mencing with Easter Monday the distrac tions essential to its very existence. — American society has all winter had no rnloa of reunion to replace that in which Mrs. Dayton welcomed her guests with so much distinction and kindness, and , which will always be remembered as the most agreeable soiree* ever given at the American Legation in Paris. Mrs. Bige low has just resumed her grand Wednes day evening receptions, discontinued during the gay season, her little Sunday evening receptions being of an intimate rather than of an official character. AT PRIVATE SALE.—We offer at private sale the following GOODS, just re ceived; 1,500 FELT and WOOL ITATS, part ot which of very superior quality; 3, WO pain WOOL CARDS. . • ■ ALSO, An invoice of FRENCH and ENGLISH DRUGS, cons-aling, in part, of QUININE, * CALOMEL, OPIUM. I IPECAC, CREOSOTS, SPANISH VUBB, Be t barrels B-__K*TONK.__ mh as—at w. h. sons a co. T***OR HIRE, a COOK, WASHER and t* IRONER; also, a HOUSE SERVANT. Ap ply to K. D. RACHO. Afeat, *Fourte__th street, between Mam and Frhnhh-u *****-** fIOW FOR BALE.-A Una COW, with * I" S******Sta*S\9 ■£.* — m^m^ k% * ■ ■ i ■ ■ Coitrgp-narß araw»_o» Asanas?s. x f T OAK OF THRO MIUIM ECU- Jj LARB w OODT—The Tr-k-mr, aaaaoaa* I fSSsustn end Bow Depetatastao k* ww* ****** ■ ****** areberebjr i-titadaadte tocotrseaeh ***** in eein as ate iJtaid ******* ta *** *haamaaaat*3 States in oonfosssttr wthm the n_M sssthne ed tee aetof Co-tre-Twere* saaroh tl, lhm\ entftt+J **an net ta rate ssta tar tepM-_Sat*taß-MMag ■■Misery supplies teeth* army." The authority to lecetf* «to sum* -haO *M_taoo fat farce until the Ith day ef April 111 illlii *e dsrs, and of the sea-* severally lent tar sash, to *J Be g W-rofU-»T«e-«ery > s»tt--if-rthi-eecnfislse' acesptad by lender, vis: whether he stoats ta take a hood, or accepts eottsn in absolute peytatalbas provided by the act. The Register will tarnish bonds or ittan far est ton, in cenf-rmitv therewith. . AU pewots liable to tha tax iasnssd by the m* cond section of said act are required ta make asset return* immediately, and tea collectors will pse-. coed to coUect the tax without delay, after the ISO. day of April proximo, unless not-led by pebti* ed vert-wment from this Department, premees a* that date, that the lean of fJ, 000,000 has boss secured. But no tax-payer shall be required ta pay who shaU exhibit from the Treasury .-Seers opp stated tare^ tadtan--S-Senrieta-,_ After _>c 16th day of April, the tax will eeaseto by the substitution ef an equivalent amount as a loan. 0.-A. TRENHOLM, mh 28—tlfiAp Secretary of the Treasury. TeuAsvaY Dar-urmxT, _ Coxfxdexatk fr %tkh or AnsafCA, I Rich-oxd, March 14, IKS, J DONATIONS TO THE TREASURY. Patriotic citizens in all parts of th* country Laving expressed a desire to make eaaaa%*aa**M ot money and OoTetntnent securities in aid ef tha Treasury ; and ladies, animated by the noblest sen timent* of attachment to the cause of their *aw*t ing country, having ottered their plate and jewels, the Congress of the Confederate Sutes adopted en the 13th instant the following resolutions: No. Id I—Joint resolution providing far donations to the Treasury of the Confederate States. Whereas, many patriotic citizens hare expressed . their de-ire to contribute by donations of money, jewels, gold and silver plate, and public securities to the relief of the Treasury ; Therefore Resolved by the Congress of -the Confederate States of America, That the Secretary of the Trea sury be, and he is hereby authorised to receive all such donations, and to publish in the daily paper* a list of the donations received and the names of of the donors. . ___ Sit tion 2. That the laid contributions shaU eon si *t of certificates of indebtedness, fully issued by Disbursing oflleers of the Goverummt, and the par ties holding the same are wilting to fire n part, hut unable' to give the whole, it shall be lawful for the Secretary of the Treasury to receive the propor tion offered, if not less than one moiety, end to re turn the other moiety in certificates of indsbto-BCus, receivable in payment of taxes. Ski tion 3. To render tbe said public securities ta donated available to the Treasury, the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorised to redeem tha same before maturity, and ot any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Approved March IS, ISM. The attention of the public is called to these rssc- , iutions, and those desirous of malting contlitarttans of money and securities or certified claims sninst the Government, are respectfully informed that they will be received-by the Treasurer at~rTtchmond and by the Assistant Treasurers anf Fay Deposita ries hereinafter enumerated. Regulations in relation to plate and jewelry hate not been adopted yet, and will farm the subject of n future notice. O. A. TKHNIIOL-f, mar 16—eodlm Secretary of Tressuiy. list or assistant TRKAsrx-as anp »ay DB*oslT-» KIKS IN THK COXrEDKKArK STACKS, VIS ', „ Treasurer Confederate States, Richmond, Vir ginia. Assistant Treasurer Confederate States, Chants ton, South Carolina. Assistant Tieasurer Confederate States, Mobile, . Al-b-in—. Pay Depositary Confederate States, Montgomery, Alabama. * Pay Depositary Confederate States, Augusta, Georgia. ■ ... Pay Depositary Confederate States, Atlanta, Georgia. Pay Depositary Confederate States, Macon, Oeorgia. a __ _ Pay Depositary Confederate States, Columbus, Georgia. _, , Pay Depositary Confederate States, Columbia, South Carolina. •___!_. Pay Depositary Confederate States, Raleigh, North Carolina. ___.___.. Pay DeposiUry Confederate States, Oreensboro', North Carolina. "___-.-_. Pay Depositary Confederate States, Tallahassee, Florida. Pay Depositary Confederate States, Lynchburg, Virginia. _. •*____ Pay Depositary Confederate States, Columbus, Mississippi. . j mh2* rpREASURY NOTICE IN RELATION I TO RECEIPT OP SIX PES CENT. CER TIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS FOB TAXES IMPOSED BY ACT OF CONGRESS, APPROVED MARCH 11, IH-3.—Notice is hereby given that ac cording to the provisions of the third section ef set of Congress of March 11, 186'), a copy of which is hereto attached, one moiety of the taxes levied by said act (excepting the tax for the ineriassdl pay of soldiers) may beytid in six per cent. Certificates' of Indebtedness issued under fourteenth section ef act of 17th February, MS. ■-.-•■ - - ~ O. A. TRENHOLM, Secretary of Treasury. Skction S. That the taxes on property for the year eighteen hundred and *xty-_ve imposed by this act, shall be assessed as on the day of ths pas sage of this act, and bedne and coUeetadsn the Rent, day of June next, or as soon thereafter as practica ble. The additional taxes on profits far the year eighteen hundred and sixty-das shall he aesssss and collected according to pravisieus of feting Laws in regard to the aisssssnanf *_f **_*_"• •* taxes on incomes and all the taxes itapsssd by thta act as we« as t_e,taxce est incomes and ****** and the specific taxes and taxes on sales. shaU, be wye ble in Confederate Treasury notes ef the new issue, or in. the Certificates of Inishlsdssss suthsrissd tar an act entitled "an act to reduce the cwmn*y and toautbori-t anew issue of notes end bonder ee p oved February 17th, W64, ai par, without euy al fowancetor interest; Provided. That at least ***- h_lf of said taxes shall ta eeid aTiea-ury notes aa . afbreeaid; and provided further, That tastax tor the increased pay of soldiers snail be paid in O-n ---tederate Treasury notes of the new Issue only; and it ts hereby eaacted that the Certificates of la fill edneas authori-ed by the said ectef February 17, riaaa. may he tamed far debta 00-trectad mtorta the passage of said act, aad the ageet of the Yrnsmsj | fortheTrans-Miss-Mippi Department be,,andhsto hereby aethoriasd te issue undct wosjnhU**** ta ta prtecrtbed by the .Secretary sf tao Treasury *hm Certificates of Indebtedness provided fitata eetd set of February 17,1554. fardefcta >Ufs»*sJ Mbasquent ta the peessge sf nk_d ta ft»_22! Mississippi Department; and thai ntt>t s-rt-ta e>tmaboVemss\tien«d shall be resetaed ta P-ftaant of said taxes ta Mhs manner andtataf.«! litiai •a the cett-Stataa eriginelly aathortaad by ta* eahd \ set ot 17th ef Februery, ie»i,s-bjs-l tajfajWilse I " Tmueent B_vaaeimrf,\ | Ouxveesaaen arams **Jhjan****g\_ ' \ XfOTICE TO HOtDAfOr : J_X CerUficatas-f Foar rer Cssrj. n*_r-H_tanted _f_Z «__-_ "I ■ , \ Mm man amm -_P-__l_____________ ' V_h -_____*■_--_____________-■ tary et Wythettflb taavtaf if<»}^*_*ißOPi discontinued. Mfitee is hssshy Bwwn taMj *}___ certificates fee fani *m t**ee_**ta-fct--e_f_g_S tthwiii I set. isssnd nt I_____>o__M—tffv mm******' **V***'2~£ M eBUML. letensdl tab at* *" —*~T" .S"" ' ■-"' ___i_ZI