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The War.
The Memphis papers of the ISh report Van Dorn
st d Prioe to have (alien hick on Boston Mountain.
T .e r-port of the evacuation of Nee Madrid is not
confirmed—'.hough it mar be true. The Memphis pa
pers entertain no doubt of holding Island No. 10, not
withstand--g the blot-tade of the riret below, at Poiut
Ptetsap-, by t ho enemy.
The e -my hare landed a large foroe on the Tennessee
R ver, atinvacna, not f*e from Ftcrocce. Thee* will, evi
dently, be hot work in that region before many weeks.
Frjtn other q a-t-rs, we hsvo not an item of news
uulcss tbs telegraph brings it, after (h-a U written.
The Mew < abluer.
Ths following is said to ba the composition of tbe new
Cibiuet, y -svrday onefinaed by the Senate
J P B t jamio, Secretary of State.
C. J M -mmiager, 3-crs.ary of Treasury.
G. W. Rtndolp?, Secretary of War.
S. R. Mallory, Scorrtnrv of Navy.
J H Be*ga?, Poe: O#oe.
Thoa. Watts, of An. Attorney General.
Pubic Coni I luce.
If Praailent Dav • # re ten times as great a man as
h he cal bo powor! -a for goo 1 wi-hout the corfi
1 ce <yf -ns e u I try Liforiac as we are to onr adver
in.vli eusa -ere and in prep»-a tone (or war, the com
d •*', are a;«-del to make good our defence, a
La a- ot a S>pj 01 com a< to the netm tf -ujh a Got
e neat *a < urn, would have instactly ex inguUh-d all
d • sat by trialing all as .tqaala, bare consol da ed
the ma«a of population, acd mlduuJ it wi-b a
a pair otic ardor that would have proved perfectly trre
•Mi'la.
We con-ider the recovery of this lost confidence by
ih; Hit Jtrvioi so vi al to ou* cause, that, unpleaa
ant is the top c i, «e reccr to it again.
T im A In ni- j'Uioa a* origiual'y organ i'l acd
ct .i t iced to .1.; resent time, ia ttleats, chiractcr,
y ih!:u art nation, w»s ant »c-ihy of tie Southern Oc
!e --*•», a « . .u. s-ifisc. a hi* acd gmerG‘y Jtp'ored.—
T. g, loucd . i iuip- ui.a I o >ub—x man of abili
tf * And wi ’, and efeva i w ot charac'er, refised to herd
wkh tv M Hicwer, « so possessed of a c raracter to
lor -, Irobatd to rak ht, fortune* by continuing with in
V r W» aer, tbe first Saimiry of War, an impassible I
oh r intion to ana.fi ng being doue, was promoted to
th* fi-id tor file i-.competency in the Cabinet. Br. it ia
of the men especially charg'd with the management of
the war, that w. prep Me to say a wo<d. I. is aicgular
a.d irtsaiebieg tht: all the eflrtls, wbo cuis'.itute th*
wer» p vote ou w •i.r'i the who.w war hlcges are either
Tut.,*, or fbre'gn rs, or Jews.
Th - Ru.it.ng G n-tral of our Army Isa Northerner
b» birth.
Tor Secretary of War U a foreigner and a Jew.
h eS.creuryof the Navy is a foreigner of Northern
ediKiEieo.
The Or.ief of Ordinance Is a New KngUcder.
Tr« Cief of Commissary Depart®-at. Ditto.
The Gamf ol <J iirtertnasAr Department is a Pennsyl
vanian.
these are the very m tin-springe of the war. Men and
oCUtv, aiorenteun and organ * itions of armiee and na
wins and ammcaitiao, transportation and proti
t s 'ns—all are liapesdent oo three tit effij rs. We
know so iling to nap ie t the fidelity of aay ooe of
term We do nut mean to asm tut* in the reaotce-. Je
gre* thatther are sot all true to our cans*. We b lieve
th*y ire. Br the circttaiKace* is curious; we know it
br* exe'vd comment, and has contributed to aggravate
th-* items which prevail*.
Tre lost of co- a ieocr ic public men cm only be re
grned by a cnargo uf m*o and mrasur a We may not
j,- ablrr or truer men; bit confidence, which is a
or. late plant, of alow growth, will aot revive withou'
(he M4—red change;
Aypoialaaralof ties. Lew.
The Prterscurc axprat otters the general seolimeul,
11 the ft iluwing:
'Th« appointment of General Lev to be cotrmander
la-caief of the army ia a morrmsot eminently calculated
to give te.lafaction and revive confidence ic every d -
ice tin*. I. ic the botv of prosier in the dark cloud
wh ah hee gathered over us and wiH lead to important
roru:ta Nothing, under the c r.u DStatccs, could bate
t> en d >oe to gratify more the public Bind and iuapire
wore .hsering hope*. X ir ourselves, we take ccciskn
it trite prcap'ly and emphaticsl y our gratification at
( .■ 41 poinUarnt Wo rvgtrd it a* thehsrbi'ger, und r
ifiei-.e it .r, >1 « brighter d*y ard of b. t er thiags, aLd
the vheie pecols oil! enthnsiw.ically cuhotse it
' General Lee miy cot be a Carnot “the organ x r cf
v-uicry," but be ie certainty about me beet qualified
man in A mere* to fill the place to which he bo* teen
• il'sd. He ie endowed will a patriotic epirit and w tb
lirofcaioncl abili'ua and exptrtcoee that rx-otiy quali
fy aim for it Hu military icuoatphshmecte are unir
v rvailar known and acknowledged, cveu by the entmp
t .'uvel*. it i* greatly to be r.grrtted that he waa not
ced at the head of the war sfftira six or twelve
months ago, for ttiy have been aedly in need of acch
. yerviaiOa and direction a* be 1* capable of giving them.
Ha is d.vowd ecu! a.,d body to the cauee In which be vo
rcviiiy etl red, a d ibis coc»titu*ra for him a proud
ti !. to .hv o nil i<nua and support of both givvrutneit
a- * jeo,!s. W th ti-e htter ne I* in the highest poe* -
bis t vor end h v xoootnta nt will be hailed by them
wit) bv.-li**: j >v."
lfuaStlun vf KugUwd.
■ Wr. 0*n luck, au hit ntixl member of Puiliatueuf,
vu^aco’e-, in d-.bue, that if the blockade vo not ifh
o.-nt, Bug s i neutral.'y esa tantamount to intervention
in t.vour of the Worth. Ter# is no doib-. of thi*. The
fijv.il m vul otf from Europe, and the Taakeev have tree
looses, sad are privileg'd to buy all the implemen s of
war thsy drvtrv ur are able The < tf.-ct of thia is to make
fc.gl.ah centrality equivalent to hooillity to us. Lord
J jbn L *vL liocu, no verve, not to »-e it in thie light; '
cui will aot see i*, until we ahefi be able to do without
bis avstance. L ku cl! humanitarian*, he >* bear Ula
• . * selfish, and would vaerifiue all t-otnso happiutmc in
par j'r. of a oro'xuet. 11 W’ are svie-*, we will leave him
t-> h-xrnlf, and p « «ar a Jdresr.es to that great Power
btyund be chan net, which can be iaduowd, both by iu
•au and our intr-res's, t* render ns effective aid.
PiMtiawMcre Ss.-uiyt,
Attorney General Tucker givua the opinion, which ic
so doubt law, that Pusimseier* are exempt from militfk.
ty duty. Bui we bear It ia the intention of the Pod
m>* cr Geo-ral, wherever he own do ew, to appoint wo
man end sen loo u 1 a or toe eld for service to th*
flfll Whenever It I* ascertained that a party, young
and able bodied, baa dodged into a poet office to aaoapo
military duty, be will travel certainly.
Ceatrikallau to Swldlers.
The ladies of tha Booth aide of Buckingham, who have
heretofore made many valuable contribution# to the aol
diere, have not wearied in the good work. More than
aix weeks ago they forwarded to the oar* of the Editor
of thia paper, by the South Side Railroad, from Farm
ville, two box** containing clothing and other article#,
for Cap'- Buckner and Capt Pattaaou’a oompaoiaa. The
boxes have not come to hand, and we take thia means
of asking the ateUtanoe of Railroad ageuU to aioertain
their whereabout*.
The following U a Uat of the article* presented by the
Soldier’* Aid eociety, In the vioinity of CurdtvUle, to
Capt. T. B Buckner’* and Capt. Comm Pattaeon’a com
paniea, of Buckingham county :
«1 Shirt*,
84 P-Jre of drawer*,
64 Pair* of 804 ke,
16 P lire of glove*,
26 Havelock*,
14 B ankete,
1 ''emforte,
2 Helmets,
8 Badges,
24 Books.
Mrs JOHN W. EPPE3, President.
Mr*. E. W. Hi'Bxxn, Secretary.
The bei a were shipped at Farmville, January 21th,
1861, to A Moseley, Riohmcnd.
lndrpeadr.it Ovnl-y,
Capt. Wm. R Vaughan, the gallant commander of tho
“Old Dominion D agoon-t," of Hampton, baa obtained
permLw'oa from the W.r Deportment to raise a battalion
of oavxlry for “independent service in tho Penieeula.”
We are gratified to hear that ne&rlv three compaaiea
have been mustered, with acme prospects of a fourth.
The battalion will bo ooropoeed in part of the “Old
Dominion Dr*gooi a," nearly all of whom hove re-en
lieted for the war. They are all well acquainted with the
country, and in that respect will be of great advantage
and aaaieauoe to the oompanle* that may be united with
theao. A* the fourth company it yet wanting to mske
up thia battalion, we would euggast this aa a fine field to
soma gentle ten, wno may have got up, or may be get
ting up a cavalry company. Capt. Vaughan will show
them game, and no mistake.
8cc«ad Auditor.
We hear that J-ug* Da-iel W.loon, of Lynchburg
will be a candidate for the effio* of Second Auditor,
made vacant by the death of Mr Moneure. There if
no man more capable or more worthy in the Common
wealth T'ough pe*l the age for active service In the
a.-ld, bs U yet halt and vigorous, tod ablt to render
m»ny years of use'ul labor to h’s country.
Bicbmoxd, March 13 1383
Tn tkt Editor of Iks Wkig :
I approve heartily the ti.wa expressed In yonr issue > f
this moruirg, in regard to our rtWtiooa with foreign
cowrie. The policy advocated by acme, of withdrawing
our Commissioners, would certainly ba moat mUuken
and i-j irioua. Oar true policy, doubtless, ia to keep
Oomnneaion.ri at the Courts of England, Franoe, and
Spain, and perhaps, also with tbe Maritime German pow.
art, at-d iffer to those powtra which will recognised
us great Commercial ade.ntagea. An a’.'iinoe with
France woill be eminently advantageous, and greatly to
he dealrrd , yet if we should prose our cUitas only at
that Court, and offer to Fierce alone tbe advantage* you
e.umerate, whilst we might secure the friendah-p of
*rauoe, we would awaken hostile fetlmga iu other pew
era, which we should by all raeaDS avoid.
The writ.* has had eone'derabie intercourse with log
U»h commercial ueu, both in thia country and in E-g
laud, and ia satisfied that the eommero al claeeea desire
the independence of tho Confederate States. This is
ci.-arly to their inti rest. The high tar ff now In opera
tion iu tha United States, with tbe c xpeotation that our
ratTO ot duty will be low, will certainly strengthen our
emse io E glaud. L*t ns be patient aud united ; give
a Hearty support to our G-ovenmert; resolve to die be
fore we will be siiTis; np*ct nothing from foreign in
terference ; rvlv upon God and our own atrong arms—
cultivating the spirit of eeif abnegation—and Heaven
w-11 smile upon us. MERCHANT.
TOBaOCO.
7» tki Editor of tk* Whip :
Allow me to make a suggs'.ion about the dsstruction
of Rbicco I concur with you that it should not be al
lowed to fall into the hands of the Yankees, but may
cot that ohj ct be (ff cted without burcbg? Every
t-.rmor knows that tobacco is a very good manure,
arctly anything act* q-i’cker on grasa, wheat, oate,
A ard would it not be better to use it in that w*y
tHaa to burn it? If it is apprehended that our enemies
might pick it up and u«e or sell it, let it bo put iu -.he
f-'D pen* and c-ompostheipe, where it would soon get
in such a condition as to turn the stomacH of even a
Y itkte. We know that it rote very soon when exposed
ti tbe weather. I am not so familiar with ccttoa, but
that, perhape, might be used as an absorbent for ma
nure, if not for gun-cotton, as hta been suggested.—
One word c( the dog tax and I am done. Ip t the
l innets put more belli ou tbeir sheep; keep them nevrer
near, oa their own lunde . gentle them, aid at night
pro th- tn oe.tr their own, or their servant's house*, aud
they will find li tis trouble from dope Tne habit, eo
oamon, of tarntrg this ustful and ne'pie** animal out
ia the woods, without protection or food, lr oae of the
most absurd ever practiced by civilised peopi*. The
writer, who raises a good m ny sheep, and dugs too, bu
tried the above for some yctr* with complete success —
If the sh*\i> are wild, pet a cw and put the bell# (oue
to every 8 or 10 sheep) or them. If the acor# is worth
room is your paper you il J pubitnu it.
A FARMER.
Miutasv Mov««*jt» «» Auattf —Gov. Shorter has
Usuid a prorUmation amicu icing bis intention to order
nit * large military fores for the protection of the <julf
CAit, to repel invasion and to p *ce Mobile in a s’ate of
dafat.ee These are to » rve lor bioetv day*, unle**
sooner discharged. T.*« Governor propose* to accept
r dunteers from these countiee to the number of * » y
eompirirt*. " who muat arm, clothe and iqulp them
„ |»e»* Ticy are to bdi themselves In readiesi a*
minult a-a, aud hr able to marcs at ehort no ico to
Mobi e. Each com’any ®p»t provide at least fix axe*,
f wr batehets, aud four shovels or spade*, and at least
tin dmyi’ rai'ont, to oommeoce the marwh.
Each man ia r.quested to provide himself with at least
JO round* of ammunition attitable for fail gun, aud taie
hia bullet mould* aDd powdrgwk Iich comps: y will
ft*i i*h it* owa transportation to lh» nearest point on
tar river or railnwad, aud tranrporta'Jou will be furnished
from such p un's to Mobile.
A Batar t-gsucu.—Warn Warhi-g'on made V* pr<
grera :o the Nouiierti St'tc*, ia 1788 re a»0'did ut
«tj» proper under the circnmitaLce*, p**e:og through
Rhodw leUnd, wowt haw ast then tcoJp'»d tue consti
tution The r.ear* »• point >o that Sm'e at which be
-u.'P,»d v.t the town of Pi* '9 Id, Own, where he
-*««-d a r’'ht A Urge p-^'y «f b”ie»from P-ovid- w«
i.ad mA<!# t # jouriiev to Pltrfi-ld to see him. Tb**
throng of cit;» n* of the town and surrounding puts
wa« *o gr at that these ladie*—who were assembled in
a room in the hotel opposite to th*t in wh!ph the r, cep
ion w«i held-after waiting many hours, wera a’most
in deeptiv of their object, when the c mmittec ol *r
r »• grme-its stat d their ewe to Wi»hiDg'on, aud pro
po'ea that be i IT id them the gratfica’iou of seeing Hn
by going to the room where they were. To this, with
hi* aoiuitouid gallantry, b ■ at or.we assented. K iter*
lag ibe room, he pl-.otd hia«f!f cu an tl-ivatsi pus.lion,
hewed to the ladies, and n’ter ’d these words: *Li ie*.
ifyoo came so fir *o s*e an cld man. how f»r would yon
go to see a y way cue V bowed egtln, aud itamed ate y
ytti-ed "
Er*rt aim or Nashville T’e population of the eitv
prop.r is 25 111 of which 18.728 gre white*, 10757
mile* sod 8 871 f*mains, 5 885 blacks, of whom 1,768
are frets. The population of IQs suburbs is 6.700, tin
Aiog a total o' 11,813 The manu’actures of the city
retch $2,364 000 ; the total trade, exclusive of Banpf*>
t«rea is $22 476,812 About 100 stevmboats viait the
port Juriuga y.a\ with au aggrsgate tonsgaof 108 000.
Thero in «!x‘*vn Prot*»unt churches, with a membv
r ip of 5 8*5 beeiiee five African ohorehee with 600
■ember*. Toe Catholic membership is 2,000.
C01UBE88
Of THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA.
Tcxsdat, March 18th, 1868.
SENATE.
The Benata met at twelve o’clock, M. Prayer by Bov.
Dr. J. Lansing Borrows, of the First Baptist Church.
rOST ROUTES.
Mr. OLDHAM, from the Oommittao of Postal Affairs,
reported s bid to esUblah oertain post routa* therein
mentioned, which was read and passed.
COURT ATIOB Of CCTTOX.
Mr. HILL, from the Committee of the Judiciary, to
whom was referred the bill presented by Mr Phblsji, of
Mias., to limit the cultivation of ootlon, in 1862, report
ed the same, with tie rooommeudatioo that it do not
pass. Th* isoommeDdatiou was couocrred in without
debatr.
The Senate then went into Executive session, and so
rsmaintd until the time of arjournmrnt.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at 18 o'clock. Prayer by the Rev.
Dr. Doggett.
COMMtXICATtOn VEOM THK KlXlITIt Of JUBTIC*.
A ocmmanicilion was received from the Minister of
Jastic- cn the subject of the transfer of the pipers,
bills, journal, k:, of the Provisional CoDgr-.ss to the
pre<eut Cong-ess, which, on motion of Mr. Milks, was
referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Boca or uixTtso.
Mr. RAWLS, of Ala., offered a resolution fixing 11
o’clock, A. M-, a* the daily hour of meeting of the
House henceforth, which was r*j«cted.
TIMB or ADJOCKKMKirr.
Mr. CURRY, of Ala, called up the resolution which
he r-ff^red on yesterday, fixing Monday, the Slat inaL,
as the day fer the adjournment of Cocgrees, and the
14:h oi July for its re-assembling.
There w.re two amendments pending—one offered
bv Mr. Dcrat, of Loniaitna, striking out that portion of
it fixing lbs time for reassembling, and inserting in lieu
thereof “ the first Monday in Octooer, unless sooner
oo'iveacdby the President, either here or such othtr
place as the President may designate.”
Mr. C0NK4D, of La , moved to amend that amend
ment bv striking out the words “either here or such
other pltco as the President rosy designate."
Toe qu.stion was on th* amendment to tbo amend
ment.
Mr RUSSELL, of Vs., moved the indefinite postpone
nent ot the resolution and amendment*.
He said. It <-eem* to me that it is impossible for na,
with any degree of Inteliigerca and proprie y, to ap
point a day when we can aJj >nrn. We have much lm
p >r.*Dt basin'as cow upon the calendar and our com
mittesa are all tusi'y engaged in the preparation of ether
important bnainrsa which it ia Indispr t sable wa should
act unon before a journtuent, bat which It will b* im
poesibls to depose of within tb# nex two week*.
Apart fr> m tha' consideration, I submit that it wonld
a gross dftrliyion of day oa our ptrt to retum
a: this earlv period to cur hem- a. a id thereby abdicate
our stura of the duty *nd responsibility restirg upon
UK Government at » lime vnia, ui gresi jj iui'u p. ri
Ii setaia to me thal it would be cot oily gr. e« d iridic
won of du y on onr part to return home at t!.a time pro
pea d, but would exercise a bad i flu:coe upon tbepop
ul r ten daunt, at a time when wa nare met with acro«
r v rs*s, and when app-thention* of danger rest upon
the public mind. It **ema o me that no element o
our detence ooght to be weagened, but that every ele
me. t of the G jrernment ibould be retained eotira and
in ul! opi ration, in order to give the girateet posaible
efflci.ncy to ercry department of it, and give a freab
itnuulse 10 our force* la the field
I we adjourn, air, we leave the reasonability and the
pow-r cf oondoC’ug tbla war e.'tirely in the hands of
tie Executive. Whatever confid tee I may have in the
Ei cutivedcpar meet ol the Gor-rnment, I foresee that
mos deplorable eo' mqu nc*a might result, if we were
to havo fresh disasur., while there **« to reprewruta
live of the power of the oountry in i xstence here, ex
empt the Executive d-partine'd tlooe. I know not »bit
eilamiu « mat b brought about by the S ate of iff Jr-.
I cat conoeire it possible, however, thee the Uoveruuio (
1 *e f might felt, ante** the Executive were sasulted by
the energetic iff rt* and couneal of the L gtela tr* de
partment ot tb* Government in time* o! greet peril.—
l or this* reaeone 1 as: of opinion that we ought not
now to consider this question of adjournment.
Mr. HOLT, of Ga.—I dteir* tw say a word or two
upon this sutjeot.
I und.rvt-. d the honorable gert’eman from Virginia,
(Mr. Krsexu.) to lusist that w* should remiJn here
tor the reason* that diraner may f ill upon us. Disa«Urs,
sir, have o-falleu us every day since the commence
inent of onr eeesiin, and wl at have we done to re
lievo tb- put or giv. hope in the future? He says, if
wo retire Irom our posts here, the oomiuot cf the wsr
m II devolve upon the shoulders of the President alone
I ask him if it ha* not beea there while we are here.—
I ,sk him wbat aid have we rendered, what aid has
been asked of os by the Provident aud Heads of Depart
ment* in the couduot ol the wa. ? Wbat report have
wo tomske? Have wo rendered aid aud a helping
baud to tic revoimion by any measure we have yet
a 'ope d * Tru-, sir, we have appointed Committees to
investigate. We have attempted iu some degree to
cur* the past, and wbat more, I ask, can we do iu regard
to the future, than to place wiihiu tits control of the
P.eaident and the D piTiments, the moner to ptosecure,
end the men to carry on the war—the means of raising
the one,aud commending too other? What more aid
can we give? What Use ie expected of u*? Wba;
o her pirt can we take in the conduct of the wsr than
to do this? I apprehend that tho Committee* charged
■ i-d: these particular dutim, wiU be ready to report
tcrihwitu a t/iU lor enproprittians, and iu a short lime,
a hi I ionise the money L*oev-w to prosecute thi*
war. i.r.d what else can wc do? \k bat other part can
ae take ? What other hopi s c in we hoid out f
S’ I had occasion to rxprraa to thi* House, at an early
day of the s**«on, that it was our du'y to do tbeae t dogs
aud return to tb* position where we might poaaibly be
of mor* help to tbo country in th* present exigency
loan we are or wwnibly can be here. 1 have been one
of those who have bc-’U opp-«o4 to the continuance of
t'tid version of Coagrres, or to providing for it* m-mbera
* salatv ol that chancier that wuuld justify it* staying
ter* V I dnj f*c! 'hat we could bel > the revolution, I
rhuuli aay stit here; but I repeat; all that wc can do,
as in* w. —~ r- • - - I'-- -r#
trd 18 r man t* tho Government. We h«»e iJolc ih*
oue an J wi! eoon be enabled to do the other.
1 it.s.-t that it is our duty to the people, a* J remarked
upon a form r occasion, to return to CU' eonetiwenle,
»'id il need oe, pUoe before them the true ooodiilm ol
iiiiu'i-) ><y which they are surrounded, the true circum
•laioee u*u attend rbern in tho p:ogrc«§ of thiererolu
rnd, if wed ite, prepare, co{ to legislate, but to
fight with energy *n this great oonuvi
I do hope, it a resolution oanrot be adopted to pro
riJefor the adjournment of thu (Jongrrae at an earlier
dtr than is here prop .sed, that this resoi.tion will para
For myrell, l believe that tiu'y to oureires, duty to the
war duty to the ptople, would enabli us to adjourn on
Saturday night, haring pared the apprt-pnatiou UUaud
provided the way* and means to meet this war.
This one.-.ion has been teeod almoe. daily. The hon
orable gU'lecan from Arkansas (dr. Roraroji) has al
most tyery day called V-e vC.'Ut'"u ol l' e UoM0 t0 *'•
Let us go on end determiuo whetfir-ji It is ihc p-jmnae ol
the CorgretM to rtmiin in ree.non, or whether It is ii»
pu p ae to do to* tjjtoge needful to be dom; that ie to
help the contest in wh-eh par people are engaged, and
return to mem to report Vii*t »c ere dotag
I trust it will be tb« pb&iure of the lfouss to adopt
tha resolution, »o that we can go home eud encourags
our people to proeecute this war with the energy and de
termination that the crisie demands
Jfr 8TAI’LK5, of Va —It atnkra me that we ere ei
hibidug a curious 8pettu.-ls before the country. Ycst*i
d»y, the members ol l.bie House rotrd lbema<-l»te a
fi* d Baliry of twenty4re hundred dolhrs. To day,
th. r d score a proposition and indicate a p irpftie to ad.
j-mm the Corgr'M at au e-rly d*y. Yesterday,it wt*
tai i thu 'be daiiy c.ra. naitlou was insefli nent to sup
port gen leuen in this ci'y. To Jty, it ts said there ie
r0 bu8 ,,f88 requiring Ctagrces to rimtin la ecralon —
H inn / voted youre. l*es a'i i.-.crease oi compeuaa ion
aud a Sard e lary in coatid- raUoo cf services to be pr
,(.g t'-;j country has a rig't to np*ct that you will
r nil u Hud , nprui those serv e s. Il there is nothing
U be d-.no iu the way *f Ugs'attoe, you have been
guilty of gro.a ii jus ice to youis'-ive* and tc yo"r con
•-Ration in decla.ing that Increase of compcbetrioa ue
tci<» ■ rv und proper.
Th* bomwabUi gentleman from Georgia tella us there
is nothing 'o he done. No hit* to hr done. 8 r, every
thing is lob/done. Ue hava special Older* lor the
nei ten d»j». We have not b«» a report from a Com
m tua within a week. We were intormod, yesterday,
that these Commute « have on band a large number of
r-oort* ned bills -«q l i 'K t » immediate-ctiou ol the
n u c. Look et the t.Dfl {sued Profisoual OougrtMwith
• calendar containing more thin spy b-i!s not one of
wh.ch hss b-en to.x.rd Ail tin*.- metsury# at* to be
post inn d to •moiec-nve.-ient season, to snatyo gentle
m m to go boros to look after their famili** and to at.ei.ii
to their private 1iT.irf. Orb leojen ahoujd hays thought
o thtes things when Ihey became oandidues. They
hive sol roily d dieted tbcmielvee to the publ.o aervioe,
» ,d now when a heeding country lira almost prost.a e
b-fore us—it is no lime to lock or think of private iu
t-iests and private sacrifices. How many utBoere and
tryites are mere in the army who have never revisited
tn.ir homes, who have never devoted a da) a alien ion
t* neir dcmeailj sf irs ainee thu war comneaoed—aud
w.ohaTeawoni sever to rtla* their effurte—aever to
quit the port of duty *9 long as tho cause encounters •
foe or requires • friend. The honorable gent'eman tolls
us that we should go home to encourage the people by
our exampte and our counseh Sir, we were not elected
for ary auch purpose. We were sent here to tsrtet in
putting a permanent Government in successful operation
—to meet the sxigenoies and neceeei'ics of an infant
Republio—to aid in proKoating this grtat ttntggU
to a noble and triumphant termination—to frame a sys
tem of general legislation adapted to toe wants and con
dition of thirteen Confederate States. Every hoar that
rolls over our beads it pregnant wi'h greet events, and
gives a new phase to the aspect of aff.ire. We cannot
tad wbat a day may bring forth—what new and extra
ordinary legislation may bi required during each sue
oessivo week. Here is the poet of duty for ns—hare it
is our duty to remain, watchiog the progress of this
straggle, tnd aiding the Executive by such measures as
the patriotism ana wisdom of all may suggest. If we
em do no good here, we can do good anywhere. Mr
Speaker, If in this hour of disaster aod gloom—if in
this, the very crisis of our fate, Coigress shall prove
recreant to its duty, shall give indications of trepids'ion
and alarm—of a disposition to abandon tbs Government
and the Capital—tber, indeed may the country begin to
feel the R-volution a failure. As for myself, I nave
never despaired. I will never d* epair so long as there
is a head to devise or an arm to str.ke. My trust is in
tho justice of our cause,io the strong arms of our peo
ple and tho prottc’ion of Providence. The poople do
not d-epair, uud if their Representatives are but true,
they will not fall. They will answer to the call of free
dom with matchless enthosia- m and uuchrinking courage.
Kv. n now, from the Potomac to the Gulf—from the
mountains to the vine clad hills of the extreme Sooth—
they are coming in the m.-j'wty of tho spirit that made
Ptetea and Marathon, York Town and Manassas, illustri
ous in the annals of mankind. If, iadeed, wo should be
overrun by ths countless hosts of the North, the work
of subjugation would have merely camtueuced. K the
lowlands and the seabo. rd are ocoupisd, we cau retire
into the mountains, and from their caveros and gorges
c-<me forth to strike in the racred came of freedom —
When the sterm rages fiercest around us, it w.Il bat
wake tboss heroic virtues, without which our people can
never be free. Sir, I did not rise to make a speech.—
My obj-ct is to enter my solemn protest against indica
tmu any day looking to an early adjournment of this
Congress
Mr. DUPREE, of La., said be bad listened with atten
lioi to the eloquent remarks of the gentleman who last
•poke, but was compelled to differ with him. He thought
that the greatest blessing that eiuld come upon the
country row would be the adjournment of this Oongrrse.
He (Mr. D ) believed that the people had looked too long
upon tho Congress to meet this struggle. He thought it
was time they should look somewhere else. He (Mr. D.)
looked around him In vain for any popular aainlfeetaiioa
indicating that there was any great struggle going on.—
He looked around him on the stive's tf this c:iy, and
failed to l eer any strat-s of martial music which would
give evidence rvf the existence of a m gh'y s'ruggl*. in
the result of which tie liberties of a great p ople were
iuiolved. Our peopl- an engag'd io he ordinary pu •
sai's of peace, not r a'ilfcg for a m ment that x greet
w .r is upou uj. H > though*, this Congress should «d
jaurn -.fter having furnishtd the P.e-ideur, the urmy at d
navy, the m"ana nec sssry to c»rry on this var.
M, rec*i«<d recently, a letter from the West, asking
if ib« Preiti'eut would tiki the n ia. ill oouree, be
could DC t itkc the field m,w, b causa Congress was in
•wsiioi', but the d*y would come when it would be ne
oesesry' for the Pie-,d-nt or some great Commander u>
n.ke tbia eonteat In hie owu hii.de aud employ >ha ne.
oaaairy mev a to carry it or io a eucceaafui rerminet on.
Mr BARKSDALE of Miss , called tba question, but
w t drew it at the requmto! Mr Holt, to enable him to
mcCe a p'-raooal capUnatiou, Mr. H., however promis
ing »0 renew It
Mr. HOLT—The gentleman from Virginia, (Mr. gva
rLU) ra'ed 'hat we voted onrstWa* on yesurday a»*l
ary ot f2 500, and on to day we In'rodicrd a reaolu'loo
of a jouiument I feel the force of tae remarks, aod
beg to ray that no man bar, in his humble rph, re, la
bored more heartily io prevent tbo pierage of the bi'l
rrovidihg this salary th»u I havf; and if it would now
bo in order, I would he glad io are the House reconsi
der its eo'icn and strike cut thatea'ary.
Mr VlLLERR—1 rin , to a po at of order. That point
of order ia, that the geotlemau'* privileged question if
not a valid env. The gentleman certainly cannot be
held individuilly responaibie fw the act of the HonM on
T*The SPEAKER—The genLeman did not riae to a pHr
vileged quea,ion. He roar to reply to the g nth m,.n
from Virginia, and inaamuoh as the disensaion of tLe
m rita of the question ia in order npon a motion to iu
d finitely postpone, the gentleman’s point of order doi a
net apply.
Mr. HOLT—I waa about »o aav that the argument
which (he gentleman horn Virginia (Mr Srai'Les) ha*
made, was not applicable to me, for, as I su'd, I *ofed
vainst it. I nave bran tdd on the one hand, if yru
vote lor a yr dim alloaarce, and it ia carried, the
members wm stay here to get it. Vow, I am lold cn the
other band, thit iusimnob *t> a salary has been allowed,
tbo member* ount stay hore to e.ru it. I con Ires that
there is some fores in tbie euzeettion, but not enough to
drive me from the pcaition upor which I base stood from
tie beginning—that it was our bouuden duty—a duly
that we own to the people iu this oontest, to provide the
m ace and mon to prosecute it.
I now, io accordance with my promise, call the quea
lion.
The question was ordered by a vote of ayes 40, noet
10.
Mr. GOODE, o! V* , crjled the ye*i and nays upon
tbo innion io postpine iud finitely trliuh was spstain
ed, and the question beiug put, resulted—yeas *2, naya
40
So the resolution waa postponed indrfi .itely.
isTikcorssa with ths ikDiaka.
Mr. SINGLETON, of Mias , maved to take op a bill
to provide for the or,;aciaif;on of the Ark*' sas and Rid
U.ter Sup*i intendency of Indiana, to regulate trade and
interoouia i with the iudigoj therein, and prtaerve peace
in the territories.
Tie milieu waa agreed to, wh-reupon the bill was,
moliou of Mr. 8., reT rred to the Committee on Indian
A(Taira.
roar* or anrar.
Mr. FKR£IN3, of La, effsred k resolution inatructirg
the OobmuLc on Commerce to inquire iuto the pro
priety of repealing all laws declaring particular pans to
be tort* of entry, and legalising the eatry ol goods by
vesuris into any port, from tho Potomac to tno n o
Grand*.
Mr. PERKINS said that it was hh itipre.-; on, as well
u that ot other members of the P.oriaiouu! Oougrn*,
that that was the law at this time. He supposed tha‘ I s
violated no secresy in sating that he introduced * resolu
tion of that kind, and a law was framed upon it. for sou*
reason which be oou'.d not understand, the law was uot
to be formed. Possibly it might hare been lost, but it
to happens that at this Urns, there is no law upon tbs
subset?. _
Now while eerttiog tec Oc^metep of fore gn Countms,
and the Nuith is blockading our por j, we hare a lap
blockading ihcaj also, by making it forfeiture ip import
goods cio pt iuto parheulir porn.
The object of this icrolutiou ia to get the Committee
to report a bill to h gallic the introduction of goods Ini#
any port from the Potomao to the Bio Grscds. The ne
ocreiiy of ibis ooursc has beeu felt by the Becr.'U ry of
the Treasury, who has already issuei circnUrs containing
some important suggestions upon this matter.
* Tue resolution was aa«/*t d,
TBI Slit WSTBlVtOI ACT.
Mr DAVIS of M »s.. Intro !u ed a bill to amend an act
eatiuwd en act to alter and amond au sot entitled an act
fur th* 8fijntfi‘ii"(i of ihs property and estate* of alien
enemies, whiub was rtferrt* to tba Committee on the
Judiciary.
ISAvi or Assures.
Leave of abre'oe w»* granted to Mr. BELL, of Mo.,
on account of indispositi >n.
r.»r or THI TtlOtirlA militia.
Mr. BOTELhR ct Vt, cffirei a »c*rlu'lon lostmct
lr,g t ’ ■ cn M irary afT its to inquire into the
expediency of treking provision fpr payment to the
miii.ja of Vi ,riots, wno have been called latatheOop
f iterate servin'*, but who, under the «siting rulfs cl
the l'»yn sstei'l Department, cannot be | aid fur the eer
vioathey have rendered, wb.oh was adopted,
c mtscct.ov or ihi uiaatMAC.
Mr. GARNKtT ff red s resolution r» quilting tho
8scre arj of the N «vy to report to lbs Huuee au ae
uornt of tho cjurtruction ot the Mi rrimsc, the ptreone
who aided to fotgtin^ the olxn of that versa!, At, Ac.,
which was adopted.
airoRTS raou erilMiTTtt*.
Standing committee* were then called for reports.
On motion ot Mr. SMirH.cf N. 0., leave of absence
w e granted to hie coilelgue, (Mr. BsidoiRS,) who was
ap-sut fropi icd apoeiiion.
' Oil mo’iou, it wap ordered that the vacancy in the
Cotnmi tee on Pay » d M'liage c*ated by the ahtence
of Mr BaiuaiRi be fi tea up.
COLLECTORS or TBI WAR Til
Mr. ffENNER, of Lx , from tLe Committee on Wavs
and Me'itis, tepo fed back, with a substitute, a bill to
appropriate money to pay the Collectors u)i the several
district Collectors of the war ftp in the several Btxtes
which have iiwmied the payment of said tag.
The eubaii'u.e wat adopted in lieu of the original bit',
atd being read a firs’, and aecond tlm», w*i ordered 10
be engrossed, read a third time and passed.
Til AST IT IOTIS.
Mr. KENNER, from the same Commute*, rrported
baek a bid further supplementary la an act, authoring
the tone of Treasury notes end the levying *f a wer tax
for payment of the same, with a reootnmaodeiiam that it
do oot pass.
The bill wae laid upon the table.
thx oixiral irraoraiATiox RILL.
Mr. K , from the same Committee, reported a bill
making eppropria' oot for tha rupport of the Govern
ment from the lit of April to the 30ik of November,
1868
Mr. K. eaid be waa inat acted by the Oomnrtte* to ask
that thll bill b« printed and made the order of tbe day
for as early a day aa poatible— aay for Thursday, and re
main the order of the day for each eoooeding day un
till dispos'd of.
Mr CONRAD Mid, be understood this to be the gen
eral appropriation bill, including appropriation! for tbe
army and navy. He deeired to know whether that por
tion of the bill, which made appropriatione for tha navy,
waa to be discussed iu open or eecret aaaaioo.
Xr KENNER Mid, he waa instructed by tbe Com
mittee, when tbe bill came np fee consideration, to move
that the House resolve itself Into eecret session.
He amended his motion to print, by moving that it be
printed for tbe use of the members, under the Injunc
tion of stcreey.
Tbe question hiving been pot on miking tbs bill
the special order fir Thursday, it waa agreed to, and
then tbe motiou to print waa agreed to.
fROHIBITIXO THB RXPORTSTIOX Of COTTOS, *C.
Mr. KENNER, from the same Committee, reported
back a b-.il to prohibit the exportation of cotton aud
tobacco of the present growth, < xoept in certain cases,
with a recommendation that it do not pass.
The qusetion was put upon placing the till npon the
calendar, aud it waa decided in the affirmative.
On motion of Mr. CROCKS IT, of Ky., it waa then
made the special otder for Monday, and from day to day
until disposed of.
axroar Durr pros cottos, ao.
Mr. KENNER, from the same Committee, reported
back a bill to itnpoee an eipoit duty upon cotton and
tobuxio, tha growth of the preaeot yeer, unleve ihe
blockade of the porta of tbe Confederate State* should
bare terminated, with a recommendation that it do not
pass.
Tha bill was plsoed upon the calendar.
MILITARY AWAltS.
Mr. MILES, from the Committee on Military AfTt>t,
asked to be discharged from the further consideration
of rceolutiote in relation to tha re-enlistment cf Volun
teer*, adopted by tb* North Carolina Convention, whioh
was re 1 erred to that Committee.
Mr. M said that the subject referred to in the resolu
tions was covered by the u gislatiou of tb* Provisions I
Congress which was bad subsequent to tb* adoptiou of
these resolutions.
The H’lua* discharged the Oommitta* from tbair fur
ther ceneideratiou.
S LDIIR8 ABD ALLOWASCXS.
Mr. MILE3, from 'he ram- Oommi '*e, reparted back
a bill r> amead an act enti led an aoi concerning the
nr'rotation of aol 'lere and allowances ef oUthirg
for v'di’Me* ra, and amandfunry 'f the act for tb* eetab
Uabmor.t and o'gv »ition of tbe army or me uoritae
ra r S'ate*, with a reormroendatiou that it do not p.s*.
Mr M. raid :bat the Committee were of opl- ion that
tbea * subject* w>r« already oorered by legislation.
1 he bill war laid upon the tstle.
COMMITTII OB ORDRAKCI ABD fC7BL1C DIHHCI.
Mr HLES, irom the same committee, asked to be
discharge.) from the further coniideration of two resolu
tion referred to that committee, one proposing tbe ap
poiutment of a Standing Committee, to b* called the
Ordnance Committee.
Toe other proposing the -ppolntment of a Committee
of one from each State, to be known aa tbo Committee
of Public Defence, to whom ehould be relerrcd aucb mat
ters aa tbe House m*y direct.
Jt beiog intimated by Mr. RUSSELL that th«ee raeo
luiiotia ware < 4'ered iu seoret aessiou, and that it waa
Srobabic a diecuiuioo which might arise upon the report,
r Mina a«krd leave to withdraw the rrpqrt upon tbtse
resolutions and defer it until there should be $ scout
a, esion.
Leave was granted.
ruBLOcoae.
Mr. MILES, from the iame Commltlef. reported hack
a bill to provide for tran’lng furloughs In cases of llck
oeaa, with a recommendation that it do not paaa.
Tbs bill waa laid upon lb* uble.
gAJ or piCOBABT MAJORS, AC
Mr. PUGH, of Ala., from tho .ante Qomopttee, ashed
to ba discharged from tbe further consideration of a ra
solution iratruc log that Commltue tw I- qilrw wDelher
any legtrlilion was necessary to enable Sergeant Majors
and QuattcrmiBter-Svrgrania to collect their pay.
The House agreed to discharge tho committee.
MA5CVACTCRI 01 SHOIS IB CAMr.
Mr. PpGH, from tbe stmt Commute-, a ktd to be
disobarg-d from tl c further consideration of a bill to pro
vide for the manufacture of army shoe* in camp.
Tbe report was agreed t), and the bill laid upon tbe
table.
?AT or DICRASID SOLDI IRS.
Mr. PUGH, from the rams Committee, aakel to be die
ofcurged from tbe (uniter consideration of a resolution
directing inquiries into tbe propri.-iy of amondiug an act
concerning the collection of the pay due deceased sal.
dicre, on the ground that in the O' inion of the Commit
tee, no furthtr legislation upon this subject wa* necea
aary.
sjpgg mtailiro artisabs raoM tbi armt.
Mr. PUGH, from the same Committee, r. ported back
with a «ib«'itute, it bill to provide for detailing aitiaiLB
from tho Confederate State* army.
The till and sub-ititute wa* bn motion qf Mr. REfS
EEL, (after some drbate, indefinitely past pound, by a vote
of aus Hit, ncea 2b.
Mr SWAN moved to re consider the vote ja»t taken.
H-i said that the reason why i « made that motion vu,
that be thought the Hour* fhonl *, w thout toy Lsjiutiop,
adopt and approve tbe principle of tbe kill a* reported
by tbe Committee. He made that motion now, iu or
der that it night be taken up at ajm* future time.
The moifon waa ag.etd (o, -hereupon
On motion of Mr. HARRIS, of Ala., u.* bill vu re
commut'd.
MtLITART RAIL ROAD.
Mr. BATSON, fjom the Committee on Military Affairs,
*«K€0 10 oe illeCU.ilg J iruiu mo luriucr c-iurn*-raiwu ui
ic.-tain resolution* of th* legislature of Florida, touch*
ing a military rail paad in that d'ate.
The report was agreed to, and the resolution* laid upon
th* table.
Al-o, of a resolution of that State in refererce to the
tender, by the State authority, oi troop* to the Coofaie
rate Mates by brigade*.
The House also agreed to d:»eh»r*e tbs Ojmmi|teo
from tbe lurtbar consideration of this subject.
MIUTAET caaPLitse.
Mr. SWAN, from tbe Committee on Military Affairs,
to whom was referred the memorial of Rev. Dr. Hoge,
on the (abject o: the pay of Chaplain* for the army, re
ported a pill provjding for the inoraaa* of the pay of
0 * plain* in the sfwy.
Tjs bill vas planed upon the CM.nlar.
SaraL arraiaa.
Mr. CONRAD, from the Committee on Military Affairs,
moved that next Tue* ‘ay be set spirt for hs coa-idera
lion 0! h.ila Irom the Naval Oommitue, and that lhay be
uon.inued from day to day nntil disposed of.
The mollnn was agreed to
(csrivsios or tri collxotion or taxi*.
Mr. SV’aM, b» unanimous consent, iotruduoed a bill
to sntherria r'the' B-eretary or he Treasury to tusyecd
the collection of (aaea in certain cuts, which vacated
a I rat and aecond time, aad referred to th* OommiUe*
pa V»/e *ud <*»&»•
coMriss+Tioa c» cos yap«»its ajtoarij.
Mr. (jARfREi.L.of Os.. from lb# Jud oiary Oomn 1 *e,
rapertid (tick,"with *a amendment, » tjlU to anranq ’■* »
laws la relation to the oompensation of tb« A’topoeys of
he Conf deta'e 8 ates, with an amendment, whon we»
pUced i po j the Oa’eudar.
AlfO, a bill on the 6iiijct of indemni’y to par.iva*
(rhoi" lands, teuements, dj.., niry be dammed byOin
fed. rate ftppi, this pd-struction gf fprtiiic . iona, tc.
Ai-o a bill to re. yte; - the fees of Clerksol .lie Court#
of the Confe.'era’e fltu'cs, iron, the further punsideraijon
of wbiuh, they ask'd to be discharged.
Tue Houss agreed to discharge them, and the bill went
upon the table.
Fits or citaxa rasshau rrc.
Mr. I10L OH BE. Irom the tame Otmmmee, reported
buck a bill to regulate the lee# of Cleiks and ot'.ar per
son*, w tu a reyomM nd,tlo;; that !t r 6‘}.
► Ttier bid waa p'aoed upon the Calendar.
He alao reported a bl I regulating th* fees of Mirehale,
with ail amendment, and recommended that it pats.
It wia plac id upon the Calendar.
Also, a bill limiting the compensation to Commission
ers < f tee Confederate Stales, with a recommendation
that it pees; ar.d, ‘ .
4 bill 1 mi.icg the compensation of district attorneys,
clefka And tna.ahals dl the Oonfoiisrate St».ca, both of
which were plec d upon the daienflaf.
Hr. DiRu AN, from the same committee, r< ported a
b U to amend the arquoatrsilon act, wi b certain amiud
moots, with f rt,comm,,ndaiion that it pisi.
(t g.| plaped op cr lender.
lilgoBT btrr;t*.
Hr. CURRY, of Ala., from th# OommlU## on Com
mere*, asked t* be dl. charged from the further const 1
•ration of a bill referred to that Committee, t* r.peel ell
law* Imposing datlaa apoe good* Imported iato the Coo
itdtrti t fiuttss*
Th* ground of the .wpttoertoo wee, that the ecbjrc*
vy already before the Oommittea on Wayt and Moans.
Mr. a moved taut tin* bill bo el*o referred to that
Committee.
Agreed to.
Marat err aim.
Mr. CONROW, from the Committee on Pom Offloax
and P. x; Rood-, reported o bill to provide far oertoln
pootal chAngea therein named, which wu plaoed npon
th* oafcodar.
TWO «rw OXL1AXI D1LAA.
Mr. VILLKRt, of La., from the Com mitt** Of Claim*,
reported advaraeiy upon a claim from the propriaiur* . f
the New Orleana Daily Delta, pro#*tied by Mr. Duncac,
a party intonated
rar or oxcbaxxd MtnilM.
Mr CLAPP, of MUa , from the earn* Oommltteo, re
ported a bill In refer#ncc to among.* do# to dcoeoaed
•oldfcrs
Thij bill, ob Mtton of Mr. 0., w«i taktn np for con
•Mention, end after hieing been diaernad for acme ilao,
wm bdtflclently postponed, wbonopm the Mono* ad
journed.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Moira at, March 17, 1861
SENATE. J
The Senate wm called to order ot 18 o'clock M , the J
Provident In th* C.iair. Prayer by tbo Rev. Mr. Brown,
cl the PrrabyUrian Church.
A oommauication .a# received from the Governor,
trau..niltinga report Lem the Acj. General of the Bia.*',
•Lowing what ba> been done in carrying out the act of
the Lefielature Of the 8.h of Ftbiuary La>; .lierrupou,
On mouor. of Mr. ISBELL, the Set-aie want iuto **
ecuuvo session.
The door, being again opened it 1 o'clock,
Mr. COLLIER lOMnitted the fqllowlrg rerolailoa,
which wu adopted, and on hi# motion, wm communi
cated to the Hooae of Delegatee.
Revolved, by the Gtnerel Awcmbly, That tho clerk*
of Di-triol Couru of Virgin!* bo, aud they are hereby
declared to be, aev.r.hy rx-mpt from the mil:
tary duty, trader the proclamation of the Governor
of the 10th March, 1862; and in oaae the u!d
cletk* ere drafted under i.y law to aupply the q tout of
the Bta.e to the Confederate Governmeut, or either of
them, authority and direction* *r* her*by given, that
•ueb clerk, in auch cat*, ahull dcpoelt the paper# end re
cord* of hi* tfflee, far eafe k-jepieg, with the eLrk of
acme other Court of R-corda where each Dietricl Court*
are rtqair*d by law to btr held.
•ILL* SAMIP.
A bill authoriiing th« Auditor o( Public Account# to
(UipeDd Ik* ioatitutiou of legal proceeding# again*'. tLa
«h.nffi of eartaiu o>un i-*, ('ho** oounlle# occupi<d by
tbe Federal forcer;) u oh I to redreM oyal ciLiuu* in
jured by the eaercU* of usurped i*ower.
TH# Tax HU.
Th* b 11 "impoainj 'axw tor toe support of Q.vare.
•ncr.t” bi ng th* order ot 'be duy, it van, on mot on of
Mr. PRaNNON, tAkrn up.
Mr BRANNON mov d to amend the Utiieeotion, l<n
pn-ln ! a tax of two per c n>um utou 'the eeta'e cf x
d c;drul, whiob paa*e< under hi# will or liy dree‘ut to
any other pp-aon. or for any other use t-'an to or far
th.i'B.of ill. i.t er. mother. tu band wile nenhew
ui ce, or lint-*1 descendant,” by a riku-g ,ut;t tbe to grog
“nephew, nicer."
M-. ROBERTcON oppovrd tbe striking oat »t some
leopti T mriion wmagreed to.
Mr BRANNON moved to farther emend the bill by
Inver.I: ( Ibe fuUowicg M an Independent section :
On all the estates wnlch, under be rffcot or by iba
p-ovl-ioua of tba Beouea'ratlou Act of tbe Confederate
Oongreea, or any act *m»t tjr.ory there pf, say pea* ctbcf •
wise than by purchase to any person, there shall be a kg
of two p 'r centum on 'be wine thereof.
The amerdmeat wav adopted.
M- LYNVH moved 10 au- nd that part of tbi 12 b ♦
rec lon, eo etrrirg ra.'roads, imposirg “a tax o* l|
mills on each p • s rccr for every ten m.les," by a rlk't g
out “oce aud naif,’’ and i .erling “one" ;c lien therro'.
Tne mrnicB was scrj.-ied by Messrs. Fxauia, < 'pahill
and yots*»Bi *v, «nd noosed by M<e^rs.
Nan ro* am Isbxll
Mr. LYNOH sufcerqaee'lv withdrew the mo lies,
which waa reneven by Mr Qcisxibckt.
The amendTier.t was lest
Mr. WHITTLE effered the following as an lodepeo*
d n aec’ion:
"Oj every person who, by the exempticn law of >be
State, haa been exempted from milltssy duvy by resaoo
of btlnp SLg«r»d I" ‘be particular purtol'" In the raid
law mentioned, there jhril ue a lay of - —'I
Th'smendmspt wra orpoecd by M**sra BRANNON,
WILEY, and QtJEJEVBERRY, and 4 ally »i blrawn,
On motion of Me. BRANNON, the 821 and 83)rce*
tol*, in r lsthn to diatilhriaa, were a'.rrk n oat; ia
lieu of tbo fl •: of which be then mored to iueert the lol
Icwi g :
“0: evrry lie fuse to distill ardent spirits from fr air,
vngriablee, molaavt e, sugars, or syrupa, tbe tix shall be
Opposed by Mesa's NASH and BfiiNCH.
Mi. THOMAS ijovm! to atnand by adding: “Where
the distillery shall be in operation more than tbr<«
mouths in any calendar year ’>
The aster dw B- waa lost ; when,
Go mutlun cf M; lfEWf.Uk', the Senate adjourned.
HOLpE OF delegate^
TcisdsT, March 18, IMG‘2.
The House was called to nrder at 11 o’clock, and wap
opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Converse.
COMHCSICSTIOX rOCM THI SINSTI.
A communication was received from the Beret* cover
ering tuidry Buuate Rillr, which ft re disposed of |n th|
usual manner.
(ILL XtWlTln
Mr. FLEMING repotted a bill enthor'iing the eal* of
certaiu property at Otk Grove Cbarcb. Pocahontas coun
ty, which was ordered to be engrossed.
cok«titctiosal muobitt.
The majority and minority reports from the commit*
tee to which waa referred tbe subject of wbet conatiiuus
e eonrtitutiooal irejoiity of this House, were taken op
and read by the Clerk. The points involved in th va
cot fl cling reports have been fully qlacu<a*d during try
sent'on. It will, therefore be only nrretsary to refeV
briefly to the pest legislation on the subjot. fca-lv in
the .-es.“ion. a bill was introduced comiHuastios Mr Avli
or his representative. for s.'rvioes as jtilor at 0 aiba
town, when John Brown e'd bit associate* were ppn
flt;cd io that jiil Tat pill failed to receive ‘41 vn'ra, »■ <4
the tjpesIter decided that it required that ..uirn er
cooautuiooal mtjori'y) to pa« it. From this epcMtn ,
Mr Hunter app alrd, and the appeal wa# order. f tp be
Uid od the ttble until a committee could mike a re port
00 the whole euljjcf.
From tbii committee the msjority and minority rr
peris were submitted, accompanied by a aerie* of revo
lutions
Toe first resolution of the msjorilv report, fl tee the
cooetitu tonal m-j nity a' I* the nimbe of members
elected to and occupying e-jt.u in this House brie* 123
The tn1ao(i»v qounur rt-to, t’lo: ut»*e tfao qqo«iitHiioti if
m-jvrlty at 11—tbe rtfrab-r of tu< mbtrs rryiired by tbp
001 eiltation to bo elected being 169
The q'lM'iOD came up on tbe let reeolotion of the ml
r rity rport, at d it was reject 'd. Tbe quer ion then
recurring on the 1«' reaoiu ion of the majority report. It
was adop’ed—aye- S3, n>y« 31. 8j, that the con-tiic
tional ni'jo ity of the House of Delegate* ia 36 member*.
WH&T COVSTITCTtS a QU3SCW f
The had reiolutiou of the majority (Izieg a quorum at
SC members, was p»»*eu uy a (.es-iv* vvte, sou tv at»„
was the Preamble to'thd report. • »' "> 0 1 ■
wassail mow rat aasari.
J meserws jjs received from tbe Senate, informirg
the House that tbe lOfiaer Duly had dissented from tbp
ac ion of tbe Hoq>e on the Bill relating to the guaw^a
and Jiffi-y f» gwnj.
ixaupTiau ti tbits mow lkjai msh.tiis.
M-. ROBBRrSuN—snbmltted a report from tbe com
mittra on Bauls, r» ur' i''g ate Bil exempting err
tan Oorpont'orie. $3, from icg.l psotithe aud li>biltty
to ptr-.inal actions b reason ot their violations ot t tit
ting laws, provided thxt ix cea • wh.ru such Banks, Our
por tio n or Bo'ieliee have a'ready been indieud, r
ag ini' which peroral tout ns have hern iosliiu'ed, iu<b
B nke, shall pay ail tbe coats of such Indioim'i.U
or aotious before bamg eotitled to the bent!.* of ibis
bill.
Mr. WOODSON, opposed the exemption of shin pU*.
ter irn‘i(q ion* (:ov tkj wed ^erree pens'* rt they
have ice jrsrd, h; palming upon «• ti ring comma' hi. a,
the wwlkUsa nottruca with which the eoaotry ia d od
rd. He ithihi'ed t curious specimen, ragged, tcra and
shapeless—the r. miiar.t, apparently of an original par.
al clogrtm of brown pep-v. with “10 cett." trended on
lie corner—*o ahow t' •• kind of curvet cy in eirculati'.n
at H-rriwuburg Mr W. said, he c :uld not get for
thi- note > j’f a pint 01 pcxou s in Richmond.
Mr. FBKMIN'.4 exhibited x goed '9 ditioned tO cent
noie, if the M •trepdlitaa fUvfrgs Back of the till? of
K 0 word, which ho s aid no one would fo'.ch io ‘tbe
very city where it was issued. and he hoped, therefore,
such corporation* would be beld to tbeie strict legal re
oountabUty. ' .
Tfce bill si reported from tbe committee was pu( on
lie passage,‘aud yn yavod^-ayee yb; not* I*. ’
PaTXOL per;.
On motion ot Mr. R1TKU, it was raeoivad that ike white
■ole yon tbe ofV* rural diatriota, under II yean ef age,
he rtqnired to perform petrel duty.

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