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hoat and oars, said to have been left in the care of John | rence Sangston, Joshua Wilson, William F. Bayless, Rich. Henderson, Esq., and two spy-glasses in the possession of ard M'Coy, James Coudy, Martin Eakle, John C. Brining, the city register.
Howard Griffith, Josiah II. Gordon, W. R. Barnard, David In the charges for "carpenters, bricklayers, materials," Roop of A., John W. Gorsuch, Bernard Mills, William Tur &c., is included a considerable sum, say about $1,250, for ner-58. reconstruction of the bridgo at Canton. Considerablo quan. NayS-Mr. William T. Lawson-1, tities of bricks and lumber are also included, mostly used in
| Same day, the bill passed the Senate-seas the erection or repair of a "powder-house," of the locality of which your Committee are not informed. Wherever situ- | 16, nays none, as follows: ated, if not retained in uso, the second-hand materials may
YEAS—Messrs. John B. Brooke, Thomas J. M'Kaig, Joha be of some value to the city.
E. Smith, Coleman Yellott, John S. Watkins, Teagle Towns The payments for “rations," "pay-rolls," " horse and hack
end, Stephen J. Bradley, James F. Dashiell, II. Hl. Goids hire," "hauling," "armories," "advertising," &c., amount
borough, Charles F. Goldsborough, Daniel C. Blackistone, ing in the aggregate to $23,106 35, represent so much outlay,
Franklin Whitaker, Tilghman Nuttle, Anthony Kimmel, from which the city reaps no tangible return.
Oscar Miles, Washington Duvall-16. The amounts of $8,518 19 for workmen on parks," and $2,000 for "indigent widowe, sewing-women," &c., were
$500,000 MORE. withdrawn from the fund by special resolutions of the coun
IN HOUSE OF DELEGATES. cil and expended for the benevolent purposes designated.
The charge for “ interest," is a necessary result of the May 9-The House passed – yeag 56, Days loan, authorized by the ordinance of April 20th, 1861. Jnone, a bill giving authority to the Mayor and' The remaining item is the “ cash in bank'-and this
City Council of Baltimore, to issue certificates brings your committee to the third and last clause of the duties assigned them, viz: “to decide what disposition of debt to any amount not exceeding $500,000, shall be made of the remaining funds now in the City in addition to the amount authorized to be Treasury."
issued by section 939 of the fourth article of On this point your committee are unanimonsly of the opinion that the balance sbould be returued, pro rata, to the code of public laws. the several banks from which the whole amount was bor. May 10–1t passed the Senate-yeas 16, nays rowed, thus canceling so much of the city's indebtedness, and stopping the payment or accumulation of interest.
none. In accordance with which statements and views, your INDEFINITE AUTHORITY TO RAISE MONEY. committee respectfully recommend the adoption of the following resolutions :
April 27-Mr. Wallis, from the Special ComS. F. STREETER, mittee of the Baltimore city delegation, reportWM. SULLIVAN,
ed a bill to add to the fourth article of the code JOHN DUKEHART,
First Branch. of public local laws the following sections, emJOSEPH ROBB,
powering the Mayor and City Council of BaltiWM. SWINDELL,
more to raise and appropriate money for the ASA HIGGINS, Second Branch.
defence of the said city ;" which was passed Resolved. By both Branches of the City Council of Balti. I yeas 58, nay: none. timore, that the papers and vouchers relating to expendi- | Same day, it passed the Senate-yeas 16, tures under Ordinance No. 22, approved April 2019, 1861, nays none, as on the previous bill. be restored to the custody of the City Register. Resolved furthermore, That the Mayor be and is hereby
ACTS OF INDEMNITY. anthorized and requested to have collected, at the earliest
IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES. possible moment, the arms and military materials belong ing to the city, in the custody of the U.S. Marshal, or else May 4-Mr. Pitts, from Special Committee, where, and, reserving such as, in his judgment, may be reported a bill, entitled "an act to relieve the necessary for public use, to dispose of the balance, and
Mayor and Board of Police of the city of Baltiplace the proceeds in the City Treasury.
Resolved, By the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, more, and all persons who acted under the orthat the Register be and he is hereby authorized and diders of the Meyor or of the Board of Police of rected to repay, pro rata, to the several banks, the balance Do
0 Baltimore city, in their efforts to maintain peace remaining on hand from the sum borrowed of them, under authority of ordinance No. 22, approved April 2011, 1861, and good order and prevent further strife, on “ to appropriate $500,000, or so much thereof as may be and after the occurrences of the 19th April, necessary for the defence of the city against any danger | 1861. in said city from prosecution in consethat may arise out of the present crisis."
quence of their acts of obedience to said orThese resolutions passed both branches.
der." THE LEGISLATURE CONFIRMED THE LOAN. I Pending the bill The Legislature of Maryland passed the bill,
May 5-Mr. Pitts offered these amendments; reported by Mr. Wallis from the Special Com
'whicb were adopted : mittee consisting of the Baltimore city delega- |
That no proxecuting attorney nor any officer in any court
in this State, shall be entitled to charge or receive any comtion, “to ratify an ordinance of the Mayor pensation or cost in any prosecution which has been or may and City Council of Baltimore appropriating! be instituted against any person for whose relief the act is
intended. $500,000 for the use of the city."
That this act may be given as evidence under the general April 27, 1861, (the second day of the session,) | issue. this bill, under a suspension of the rules, passed And the bill passed-yeas 43, nays none, ag the House of Delegates — yeas 58, nay 1, as follows: follows:
YEAS-Messrs. Kilbourn, Sp'r, Durant, Morgan, Rasin, YEAS-Messrs. E. G. Kilbourn, Speaker, Clarke J. Durant, Medders, Briscoe, Parran, Burgess, Ford, Denison, Recsbaw, George H. Morgan, Philip F. Rasin, Albert Medders, James Chaplain, Long, Lawson, Maxwell, Wotten, Landing, DenT. Briscoe, Benjamin Parran, Bernard Compton, F. B. F. nis of Wor., Routzahn, Johnson, Naill, Straughn, Golls Burgess, Thos. C. Worthington, Robt. M. Denison, Leonard | borough, Warfield, Bruno, Winans, Pitts, Harrison, ThonJ. Quinlan, T. W. Renshaw, J. Laurenco Jones, Alex. Chap- | as, Wallis, Sangston, Morfit, Scott, Wilson of Har., Bayless, lain, James U. Dennis, Edward Long, John R. Keene, wm. Coudy, Eakle, Brining, Stake, Barnard, Roop, Mills, Brown, Holland, John R. Brown, James W. Maxwell, E. P. Bryan,-43. Richard Wooten, Ethan A. Jones, Wm. II. Legg, William L.
May 8_ Under the suspension of the rules, Starkey, Curtis W. Jacobs, George W. Landing, Stephen P. Dennis, Andrew Kessler, jr., Thomas J. Claggett, John A. the bill passed-yeas 17, nays 2, (Kimmel and Johnson, William E. Salmon, Ilenry Straughn, G. W. Goldsborough, John C. Brune, Henry M. Wartield, Charles H. Pitts, William G. Ilarrison, J. Hanson Thomas, S. Teaklo
June 20-Mr. Mills, from the Military ComWallis, T. Parkin Scott, Ross Winans, II. M. Morfit, Lau- / mittee, reported a bill entitled an act to repea.
being for purposes which, in the opinion of this Legislature, LXIII, of the Code of Public General Laws, and
are in flagrant violation of the Constitution, the General
Assembly of the State, in the name of her people, doea sections 741, 742, 745, of article IV, of the Code hereby protest against the same, against the arbitrary reof Local La
n to the
strictions and illegalities with which it is attended, calling uniformed and ununiformed militia and volun
upon all good citizens at the same time, in the most earnest
and authoritative manner, to abstain from all violent and teer force in the several counties of this State, unlawful interference of every sort, with the trnops in and in the city of Baltimore and the reclama transit through our territory or quartered among us, and tion, custody, control, and redelivery of arms
patiently and peacefully to leave to time and reason the
ultimate and certain re-establishment and vindication nt heretofore delivered to the officers and men the right under them; and to add to the said article 5. That under existing circumstances it is inexpedient to LXV of the Code of Public General Laws a sec
call a Sovereign Convention of the State at this time, or to
take any measures for tho immediate organization for arm. tion providing for the prevention and suspen- ing of the militia. sion of proceedings upon bonds heretofore given 6. That when the Legislature adjourn, it adjourn to meet under the laws of this State for the return of
at on the day of next. such arms; which was agreed to-yeas 40;
The report was accepted, and 10,000 copies nays 12.
ordered to be printed-yeas 50, nays 11 The nays were Messrs. Medders, Keene, Mc
May 10~They were considered, and Mr. Intire. Routzahn, Naill, Wilson, M'Coy, Fiery, McCleary moved these as a substitute : Stake, McCleary, Roop, Gorsuch-12.
Whereas, it is right and proper, that the Geo ral Assem.
bly of Maryland should give such expression of opinion as IN SENATE.
will call forth the united voice of the whole people of Mary. June 22—The bill passed-yeas 12, nays
land in the present emergency; and the border Statey, with
the exception of Maryland, have already, through their none.
legislatures or conventions, defined their positions and
course of action : Therefore be it PROTEST AGAINST THE WAR, AND RECOGNITION OF
Resolved by the General Assembly of Maryland, The presREBEL INDEPENDENCE DEMANDED.
sent position of Maryland in the Union, is that of strict neu
trality, and will remain unchanged so long as Washington IN HOUSE OF DELEGATES.
continues the seat of Government: Provided, the United May 9-Mr. WALLIS, from the Committee on States affords ample protection to slaves and other property. Federal Relations, reported these resolutions :
Resolved, That when the seat of the United States Gov
ernment ceases to be at Washington, and a division of the Wherens, in the judgment of the General Assembly of country takes place, the peoploshall have the free right and Maryland, the war now waged by the Government of the choice of deciding which section they will be attached to, United States upon the people of the Confederate States is by a free expression and decision of the popular will at the Unconstitutional in its origin, purposes and conduct; ropugballot-box. nant to civilization and sound policy; subversive of the free principles upon which the Federal Union was founded,
were rejected-yeas 13, nays 43, as and certain to result in the hopeless and bloody overthrow follows: of our existing institutions; and whereas, the people of YEAS-Messrs. Medders, Lawson, Keene, Miller, Jonathan Maryland, while recognizing the obligations of their State, Routzahn, Salmon, Naill, Joshua Wilson of Har'd, Baylesa, as a member of the Union, to submit in good faith to the McCoy, Stake, L'avid W. McCleary, Gorsuch-13. exercise of all the legal and constitutional powers of the NaY8-Messrs. Kilbourn, Sp'r., Morgan, Rasin, Briscoe, General Government, and join as one man in fighting its Compton, Ford, Jacobs, Landing, Dennis of Wor'r, Kessler, authorized battles, do reverence nevertheless, the great Clagsett, Johnson, Sangston, Morfit, Scott, Coudy, Eakle, American principle of self-government and sympathize Brining, Denison, Quinlan, Renshaw, Chaplain, Holland, deeply with their Southern brethren in the noble and manly Bryan, Jones of P. G's, Legg, Starkey, Goldsborough, Wardetermination to uphold and defend the same; and whereas field, Brune, Winans, Pitts, Harrison, Thomas, Wallis, Dot merely on their own account, turn away from their own Fiery, Griffith, Harding, Gordon, Barnard, Mills, Turner, soil the calamities of civil war, but for the blessed sake of Brown-43. bumanity, and to arrest the wanton shedding of fraternal | The blank in the resolutions reported, was blood, in a miserable contest which can bring nothing with it but sorrow, shame, and desolation, the people of Mary- | then filled by “Frederick,” and “Tuesday, the Land are enlisted with their whole hearts, upon the side of 4t reconciliation and peace; Now therefore, it is hereby
And the resolutions were then adopted-yeas • Resolved by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the State of Maryland owes it to her own self-respect and her | 45, nays 12, as follows: respect for the Constitution, not less than to her deepest 1 YEAS-Messrs. Kilbourn, Speaker, Morgan, Rasin, Briscoe, and most honorablo sympathies, to register this, her solemn Compton, Ford, Worthington, Denison, Quinlan, Renshaw, protest, against the war which the Federal Government has Jonos of Talbot, Chaplain, Holland, Bryan, Wootten, Legg, declared upon the Confederate States of the South, and our Jones of Prince Georges, Starkey, Jacobs, Landing, Dennis sister and neighbor Virginia, and to announce her resolute of Worcester, Kesslor, Johnson, Salmon, Goldsborough, determination to have no part or lot, directly or indirectly, Wartield, Brune, Winans, Pitts, Harrison, Thomas, Wallis, in its prosecution.
Sangston, Morfit, Scott, Coudy, Eakle, Brining, Griffith, 2. That the State of Maryland earnestly and anxiously | Harding, Gordon, Barnard, Mills, Turner, Brown-45. dewires the restoration of peace between the belligerent NAYS-Messrs. Medders, Lawson, Keene, Routzahn, Nail, sections of the country; and the President, authorities and Wilson of Harford, Bayless, McCoy, Fiery, Stake, McCleary, people of the Confederate States having over and over oflicially and unofficially, declared, that they seek only peace
IN SENATE. and self-defence and to be let alone, and that they are willing to throw down the sword, the instant the sword now
May 14-The committee recommended certain drawn against them shall be sheathed, the Senators and amendments; when these votes were taken : Delegates of Maryland do fervently beseech and implore The first resolution was adopted-yeas 11, the President of the United States, to accept the olive branch which is thus held out to him, and in the name of Days 3, as follows:
. God and of humanity, to cease this unholy and most wretched YEAS-Messrs. John B. Brooke, President, Wash. Duvall, and unprofitable strife, at least until the assembling of the Thos. Franklin, J. F. Gardiner, John J.Heckart, Andrew A. Congress at Washington shall have given time for the prev- | Lynch, Thomas J. McKaig, Teaglo Townsend, John S. Watalence of cooler and better counsels.
king, Franklin Whitaker, Coleman Yellott-11. 3. That the State of Maryland desires the peaceful and NAYS-Messrs. H. H. Goldsborough, Antbcny Kimmel, immediate recognition of the independence of the Confed- John G. Stone3. erate States, and heroby gives her cordial consent thereunto The verond resolution was adontad-van 14. ke a member of the Union-entertaining the profound conViction that the willing return of the Southern people to
I the their former federal relations is a thing beyond hope, and "The fifth resolution received all the above Chat the attempt to coerce them will only add slaughter | votes, and the third and fourth passed-yeas 11, and late to impossibility.
That the present military occupation of Maryland, nays 3, as the first.
The amendment of the committee, substitut. borongh of Dorchester, Kimmel, Miles, Nuttle, Smith, Stone
-8. ing the following for the sixth :
Mr. Goldsborough of Talbot moved to amend That a committee be appointed to consist of four members of the Senate and four members of the House of Dele- so as to give the power of appointment of the gates, four of which committee, (to be selected of them. I com selves,) shall as ea. ly as possible, wait on the President of
Hone from each of the gubernatorial districts; the United States at Washington, and the other four of said committee shall wait on the President of the Southern Confederacy, for the purpose of laying the foregoing reso
1 A motion to recommit was lost-yeas 10, nays lutions before them, and that said comunittee be and is
12. hereby especially instructed to obtain, if possible, a general cessation of hostilities, now impending, until the meeting Motions to adjourn, recommit, change the of Congress in July next, in order that said body may, if names of the commissioners, were made and possible, arrange for an adjustment of existing troubles by
lost. means of negotiation, rather than the sword.
Resolved, That said committee consist of Messrs. Brooke, May 3-Mr. Goldsborough of Talbot moved Yellott, McKaig, and Lynch, of the Senate, and Messrs. to give the people, on the 13th of June, the
-,- ,- and of the House of Delegates. Resolved, That said committee be requested to report, if
election of three commissioners, one from each practicable, to the General Assembly, on the 5th day of | gubernatorial district, which was lost-yeas 8, June next.
nays 13, as follows: Passed-yeas 11, nays 3, as before; and the YEAS—Messrs. Bradley, Grahame, Goldsborough of Talbot, resolutions, as amended, were then adopted by Goldsborough of Dorchester, Kimmel, Nuttle, Smith, Stone
-8. the same vote.
NAYS-Messrs. Brooke, President; Blackistone, Duvall, May 14—The House filled the blanks with Dashiell, Franklin, Gardiner, Heckart, Lynch, Miles, Towz the names of Harding, Morgan, Compton, and send, Watkins, Whitaker, Yellott—13. Goldsborough, and passed the resolution-yeas A like motion, for six commissioners, yas 24, nays 18, as follows:
lost-yeas 8, nays 12. YEAs-Messrs. Kilbourn, (Speaker,) Morgan, Ford, Quin On the section respecting disbursements of lan, Renshaw, Jones of Talbot, Chaplain, Jones of P. G., money, Mr. Goldsborough of Talbot moved Starkey, Kessler, Straughn, Goldsborough, Warfield, Brune,
he this proviso: Winans, Pitts, Harrison, Thomas, Wallis, Sangston, Scott, Grithth, Harding, Turner-24.
Provided, That the same shall not extend to the exercise NAY8 — Messrs. Welch, Worthington, Denison, Keene, of any powers for the disbursement of any moneys that may Holland, Maxwell, Landing, Claggett, Routzahn, Johnson, be hereafter appropriated for the arming of the military Salmon, Morfit, Fiery, Barnard, McCleary, Roop, Mills, forces of this State and for the formation of any alliance Brown-18.
offensive or defensive, with any other State in this con
federacy. RECOGNITION AGAIN DEMANDED.
Which was rejected-yeas 8, nays 12, as folJune 10—The House passed resolutions pre- | lows: viously offered by Mr. Chaplain, after having YEAS_Messrs. Bradley, Grahame, Goldsborough of Talbos amended them to read as follows:
Kimmel, Miles, Nuttle, Smith, Stone-8.
NAYS--Messrs. Brooke, President; Blackistone, Duvall, Resolved by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the Dashiell, Franklin, Gardiner, Heckart, Lynch, Townsend, Representatives of the State of Maryland in the Congress of
the Congress of Watkins, Whitaker, Yellott-12. the United States at the approaching extra session of that legislative body be, and they are hereby, earnestly desired
Mr. STONE offered an additional section: and requested to urge and vote for an immediate recognition That no member of the board shall act as such, until he of the independence of the government of the Confederato has taken the same oath as is now ajiministered to the States of America.
members of the Legislature. Resolved, That the Speaker of the House of Delegates and the President of the Senate, together, forward to Hon.
Which was rejected-yeas 7, nays 12, as folJames Alfred Pearce and Hon. Anthony Kennedy, the lows : Representatives of the sovereign State of Maryland in the Senate of the United States, a copy of the report of the
YEAS—Messrs. Bradloy, Grahame, Goldsborough of Tab Committee on Federal Relations and the accompanying
bot, Kimmel, Yuttle, Smith, Stone-7. resolutions, together with these resolutions.
NAYS-Messrs. Brooke, President; Blackistone, Darall,
Dashiell, Franklin, Gardiner, Ileckart, Lynch, Townsende Yeas 31, nays 22, as follows:
Watkins, Whitaker, Yellott-12. YEAS_Messrs. Kilbourn, Speaker, Durant, Morgan, Rasin, At this stage, and after a most obstinate con. Welch, Briscoe, Parran, Compton, Jones of Talbot, Chap-test, the bill was abandoned by its friends, and lain, Holland, Maxwell, Bryan, Wootten, Legg, Starkey, Landing, Kesslor, Goldsborough, Warfield, Brune, Winans, Maryland was spared a bloody baptism. Harrison, Thomas, Wallis, Sangston, Morfit, Scott, Griffith, Gordon, Mills-31.
Votes on Secession Ordinanceg* in Nays-Messrs. Medders, Ford, Denison, Quinlan, Renshaw, Dennis of Somerset, Stanford, Lawson, McIntire, Mil
South Carolina, Florida, and ArJer, Routzahn, Johnson, Salmon, Naill, Straughn, Wilson, kansas. Bayless, McCoy, Fiery, Brining, McCleary, Gorsuch-22. IN SENATE.
In South Carolina, it passed unanimously: Jun ate p
1 YEAS–Messrs. James H. Adams, Robert T. Alison, David -yeas 9, nays 3, as follows:
C. Appleby, Samuel Taylor Atkinson, Lewis Malone Ayer,
Jr., R. W. Barnwell, A. I. Barron, Dound Rowe Barton, YEAS-Messrs. Brooke, President, Blakistone, Dashiell,
dent, Blakistone, Dashiell, Thomas W. Beaty, A. W Bethen, E. Si. P. Bellinger, Supe Franklin, Gardiner, McKaig, Townsend, Watkins, Whita son Bobo, Peter P. Bonneau, J. J. Brabhas, Alexander ker-9.
H. Brown, C. P. Brown, Jno. Buchanan, A. W. Bururit, NAYS-Messrs. Davall, Heckart, Lynch-3.
William Cain, John Alfred Calhoun, Joseph Caldwell, W.
II. Campbell, Meyrick E. Carn, James II. Carlisle, James THE “PUBLIC SAFETY” BILL.
Parsons Carroll, il. I. Caughman, W.C. Canthen, Elgar W.
Charles, James Chesnut, Jr., Langdon Cheves, Ephraim IN SENATE.
Clark, H. W. Conner, R. L. Crawford, William Curtis, A. May 2—It was taken up-yeas 14, nays 8, as
T. Darby, Julius A. Dargan, R. J. Davant, Henry Campbell
Davis, W. F. DeSanseuro, Richard De Treville, Anthony W. follows:
Dozier, Perry E. Duncan, Benjamin Fangeil Dunkin, A. YEAS—Messrs. Brooke, President; Blackistone, Duvall, Dunovant, R.G.M. Dunovant, Daniel DuPre, W. K. Easley, Dashiell, Franklin, Grahame, Gardiner, Heckart, Lynch, McKaig, Townsend, Watkins, Whitaker, Yellott-14.
• For Vote on Virginia Ordinance, see note, page 7; and NAYS_Messrs. Bradley, Goldsborough of Talbot, Golds- I on Tennessee Lengue, nole, page o.
WUliam J. Ellis, Thomas Reese English, Sr., Chesley D. 1 larhide, Philip H. Echols, H. Flanagin, William W. Floyd, Evans, Simeon Fair, W.Peronneau Finley, Daniel Flud, Alex- | Urban E. Fort, Robert T. Fuller, R. K. Garland, A. H. Garander M. Forster, B B. Foster, John E. Frampton, James C. land, Josiah Gould, W. P. Grace, Thomas B. Hanly, Marcus Furman, Jas. M. Gadberry, H. W. Garlington, John C. Geiger, L. Hawkins, Benjamin F. Hawkins, L. D. Hill, Isaac Hil. Wm. H. Gist, Thos Worth Glover, E. W. Goodwin, Robert liard, Burr H. Hobbs, A. W. Hobson, J. P. Johnson, M. Shelby X. Gourdin, T. L. Gourdin, H. D. Green, Maxcy Gregg, Wil-Kennard, Felix R. Lanier, G. W. Laughinghouse, W. W. liam Gerg, Williams. Grisham, Andrew J. Hammond, Mansfield, William M. Mayo, J. Henry Patterson, Archibald Thomas M. Hanckel, William W. Harlee, James Harrison, Ray, J. A. Rhodes, Samuel Robinson, J. N. Shelton, W. F. Isaac W. Hayne, E. R. Henderson, John H. Honour, Wil- Slemons, J. M. Smith, George P. Smoote, W. H. Spivey, J. liain Hopkins, William Hunter, W. Ferguson Hutson, John Stillwell, William Stout, William V. Tatum, James L. A Inglis, John J. Ingram, Stephen Jackson, James Joff- Totten, Benjamin C. Totten, E. T. Walke, I. C. Wallace, eries, John Jenkins, Joseph E. Jenkins, William D. John- W. W. Watkins, James Yell—55. son, Lawrence M. Kritt, Joseph Brevard Kershaw, Banja- NAYS-U. H. Bolinger, John Campbell F. W. Desha, A. min F. Kilgore, John P. Kinnard, John H. Kinsler, John W. Dinsmore, Isaiah Dodson, W. M. Fishback, Samuel L. G. Landrum, Benjamin W. Lawton, Andrew F. Lewis, R.C. Griffith, T. M. Gunter, Samuel Kelley, I. Murphy, John P. Logas, William Strother Lylos, Edward MoCrady, Henry A. Parks, S. J. Stallings, Ilugh F. Thomason, Jesse Turner, Melver, John McKee, Alexander McLeod, A. G. Magrath, David Walker, President-15. Gabriel Manigault, John L. Manning, Benjamin Franklin The Ordinance of Secession than nassed-ve Mauldin, John Maxwell, Alexander Mazyck, John Hugh Means, C. G. Memminger, John Izard Middleton, William
follows: Midleton. William Porcher Miles, Thomas W. Moore, Rob- YEAS-Messrs. Alexander Adamg, Charles W. Adams, ert Moorinan, Matthew P. Moyes, Edward Noble, John N. Austin, Baber, Batson, Bradley, Bush, Bussey, Carrigan, Nowell, John S. O'Hear, James L. Orr, John S. Palmer, Clingman, Crenshaw, Cryer, Cypert, Cochran, Desha, Dins Francis 8. Parker, Thomas Chiles Perrin, Joseph Daniel moro, Dodson, Dollarhide, Echols, Fishback, Flanagin, Floyd, Pube. Francis J. Porcher, John G. Presley, Paul Quat- Fort, Fuller, R. K. Garland, A. H. Garland, Gould, Grace, tlebaum. Samuel Rainey, J. P. Reed, R. Barnwell Rhett, Griffith, Hanly, Marcus L. Hawkins, Benjamin F. Hawking, George Rhodes, F. D. Richardson, John P. Richardson, D. Hill, Hilliard, Hobbs, Hobson, Johnson, Kennard, Lanier, P. Robinson, W. B. Rowell, B. H. Rutledge, Elias B. Scott, Laughinghouse, Mansfield, Mayo, Parks, J. Ileury Patter. E. M. Sunbrook. George W. Seabrook, Benj. E. Sessions, Jno. son, Ray, Rhodes, Robinson, Shelton, Slemons, Smith, 1. Shingler, W. Pinkney Shingler, Thos Y. Simons, R. F. Smoote, Spivey, Stallings, Stillwell, Stout, Tatum, Thomasimpson, J. S. Sims, Jas. C. Smiley, John Julius Pringle son, James L. Totten, Benjamin C. Totten, Turner, E. T. Smith, P. G. Snowden, Albertus Chambers Spain, L. W. Walker, Wallace, Watkins, Yell, and David Walker, PresiSpratt, A. Baxter Springs, Peter Stokes, Robert A. Thomp dent- 65. BO, Thomas Thomson, John M. Timmons, James Tompkins, Nays-Messrs. Bolinger, Campbell, Gunter, Kelley, Mur. John Townsend, Theodore D. Wagner, John J. Wannama phy—5. ker, David Lewis Wardlaw. Francis Hugh Wardlaw, W. D.
On the President urging unanimity, Messrs. Watte, Thomas Weir, J. N. Whitner, John D. Williams, Laac D, Wilson, J. H. Wilson, William Blackburn Wilson, Bolinger and Campbell changed their votes to T. J. Withers, Richard Woods, Henry C. Young, David F. aye, with the explanation “that they voted Jamison, President-170. NATS-None.
against the ordinance as pledged to the people, In Florida, this was the vote :
but to secure unanimity changed, at the same
time denying the right of secession;' Messrs. YEA3-Mr. President, Judge John C. McGehee, Messrs. Alderidan, Allison, Anderson, Baker of Calhoun, Barring
: Kelley and Gunter changed to aye, with the tou, Beard, Bethel, Chanler, Collier, Coon, Cooper, Daniel, explanation that they " were in favor of revoDavis, Dawkins, Devall, Dilworth, Finegan, Folsom, Gary, Gettis, Glazier, Golden, Helvenston, Henry, llunter, Irwin, Kirksey, Ladd, Lamar, Lamb, Lea of Madison, Leigh of
of Mr. Fishback explained his vote. As declared, Sumter, Lewis, Love, McGahagin, McLean, McIntosh, Mc- the yeas were 69, nay 1-Mr. Isaac Murphy, Nealy, Mays, Morton, Newmans, Nicholson, Owens, Pal- ! ner, Parkhill, Pelot, Pinckney, Sanderson, Saxon, Sever, Spencer. Simpson, Solana, Stephens, Thomas, Tift, Turman,
refused to sign the ordinance after its passage. Ward, Wright of Escambia, Wright of Columbia, Yates The names of H. Jackson, Joseph Jester, apd
| H. W. Williams are not appended, though they NAYS--Messrs. Baker of Jackson, Grogory, Hendricks, McCarkill, Morrison, Rutland, Woodruff-7.
are among the yeas. Craighead county was not In Arkansas, the Convention adjourned March
represented. J. H. Stirman was permitted to
| affix his name, May 14. 21st, until the 19th of August, 1861, (see page
| Elias C. Boudinot was Secretary of the Con4,) but its President, David Walker, as author
vention, with John P. Jones as assistant. Benized in an exigency in his opinion requiring it, Liamin . Arthur wag clerk of the South Caro. on the 20th of April issued a Proclamation con- lina Convention, and Albert R. Lamar secretary vening it on the 6th of May—the reason given
of the Georgia. being that “preparations are being made for a Far between the citizens of the free and the
REBEL ITEMS. slave States."
The Legislature of Georgia and Mississippi 1861, May 6—The question being on an ordi- have passed resolutions disapproving, as un. Dance of secession, Mr. A. W. Dinsmore offered constitutional, the bill suspending the privilege this amendment:
of the writ of habeas corpus, and demanding its And that the above ordinance be submitted to the citizens | of the State of Arkansas, for their acceptance or rejection, Alabama is reported to have furnished 40,000 by a writ of election, issued by the president of this con men to the army; Florida, 4,000; Georgia, Tention, to be held on the 1st Monday of June next.
54,000; Louisiana, 36,000; Mississippi, 40,000; On motion of J. Henry Patterson, this amend- North Carolina, 25,000 ; South Carolina, 25,ment was tabled-yeas 55, nays 15, as follows : 000; Texas, 29,000; Tennessee, 34,000; Vir
YEAS-Messrs. Alexander Adams, Charles W. Adams,
President Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi.
ary 21 to July 30; resigned, and succeeded by Robert
M. T. Hunter, of Virginia. Secretary of the Treasury-Charles G. Memminger, of South
Carolina, from February 21. Secretary of War-Leroy Pope Walkor, of Alabama, from
February 21 to September 10; resigned, and succeeded
by Judah P. Benjamin, of Louisiana. Secretary of the Navy-Stephen R. Mallory, of Florida, from
March 4. Attorney General-Judah P. Benjamin, of Louisiana, from
February 21 to September; resigned, and succeeded by
Thomas II. Watts, of Alabama. Postmaster General John H. Reagan, of Texas, from
March 6, Henry J. Ellet, of Mississippi, first appointed, having declined.
Georgia_Robert Toombs, Howell Cobb, Francis S. Bartow,
Martin J, Crawford, Eugenius A. Misbet, Benjamin H.
tus II. Kenan, Alexander H. Stephens. Kentucky-Henry C. Burnett, John Thomas, Theo. L. Bor
nett, 8. H. Ford, Thos. B.Johoson, Geo. W. Ewing, D.V.
White, J. M. Elliott, M. S. B. Munroe, G. B. Hodges. Louisiana John Perkins, Jr., A. de Clouet, Charles M. Chr.
rad, Duncan F. Kenner, Edward Sparrow, Henry Var.
shal. Mississippi - Wiley P. Harris, Walter Brooke, W. S. Wilson,
A. M. Clayton, William S. Barry, James T. Harrison,
J. A. P. Campbell. Missouri*-William H. Cook, Thomas A. Harris, Caspar W.
Bell, A. H. Conrow, George G. Vest, Thomas W. Free
man, Samuel Hyer. North Carolina George Davis, William W. Avery, William
N. H. Smith, Thomas Ruffin, Thomas D. McDowell,
year, Burton Craige, Andrew J, Davidson. South Carolina R. Barnwell Rhett, Sr., Robert W. Barn
well, Luwrence M. Keitt, James Chesnut, Jr., Charles G. Memminger, William Porcher Miles, Thomas J. With
ers, William W. Boyce. Tennesseet-W. H. Do Witt, Robert L. Caruthers, James H.
Thomas, Thomas M. Jones, John F. House, John D. C
Atkins, David M. Currin. Texas_Louis T. Winfall, John H Reagan, John Hemphiti
T. N. Waul, William B. Ochiltree, W. S. Oldham, Joba
Gregg. Virginiak James A. Seddon, William Ballard Prestom,
Robert M. T. Hunter, John Tyler, Sr., William H. Mac farland, Roger A. Pryor, Thomas S. Bocock, Trillia C. Rives, Robert E. Scott, James M. Mason, J. W. Brockenbrough, Charles W. Russell, Robert Johnson, Wallet R. Staples, Walter Preston.
MEMORANDUM Secretary of War-It was teported that the position was
offered to General Braxton Bragg, of Louisiana, but de
clined, after Mr. Walker's resignation. Sretary of the Navy-Also, that John Perkins, Jr., of
Louisiana, was first appointed, but declined. Mr. Toombs was appointed a brigadier general in July,
1861, and Mr. Walker August 20, 1861. The President and Vice President were elected by th-Con
gress, February 9, 1861, receiving the unanimon, vote of the six States then composing the Confederacy.
THE CONGRESS. The Deputies who organized the Confederacy at Montgomery remained in office one year, the “permanent” Government having been instituted in February, 1862.
There were four sessions of that body: The first at Montgomery, from February 4 to March 16, 1861.
The second at Montgomery, from May 6 to May 21, 1861. The third at Richmond, from July 20 to September 2, 1861.
The fourth at Richmond, from November 18, 1861, to Feb ruary 17, 1862.
MEMORANDUM. J. Johnson Hooper, of Alabama, was Secretary of the Code
gress. Alabama-David P. Lewis and Thomas Fearn, elected D
puties, were succeeded during the year by II. C. JOD 3 and Nicholas Davis, Jr. Mr. Shorter was elected Governor in November, 1861. Mr. McRae was after Wards appointed a brigadier general, and is now the cotton loan agent in Paris. Mr. Yancey was nominated for, but declined election to, the Provisional Conte, and was sent to Europe to negotiate for “ Confederate
recognition. Arkansas-Admitted, at second session, in May, 1861 Florida-J. Patton Anderson resigned early in the term.
and was succeeded by G. T. Ward. Georgia-Mr. Toombs resigned, February 21, to become
Provisional Secretary of State; in July was appointed & brigadier general. Mr. Howell Cobb subsequently became brigadier general, and now is a major sneral. Mr. Crawford subsequently became a cavalry colonel in the army, and was once a prisoner. Mr. Thom.ts R. R. Cobb became colonel of the Georgia Legion late in 1901 or early in 1862, and was killed at the first Fredericks burg battle, December 13, 1862. Mr. Stephens accepted
the Vice Prestilency, February 11, 1861. Kentucky-Admitled, at fourth session, in December, 1861. Missouri -Admitted, at fourth session, in December, isu;
The following are the names of members :
J. McRae, John Gil Shorter, William P. Chilton,
Jabez L. M. Curry.
Garland, William W. Watkins, Hugh F. Thomasson. Florida Jackson Morton, J. Patton Anderson, James B.
• See memorandum at the close of the list