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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1864 (Journal of the Confederate Congress, Vol. 7, pp. 646-647)

(Secret session)

The House being in secret session,

Proceeded to the consideration of the joint resolution “expressing the sense of Congress on the late peace commission.”

[ Copy of joint resolution (Confederate Imprint, W817)]

Mr. [Mark H.] Blandford withdrew his demand for the previous question.

Mr. [Ethelbert] Barksdale moved to postpone indefinitely the further consideration of the joint resolution and amendment.

Upon which Mr. [John Perkins] Perkins demanded the yeas and nays:

Which were ordered,

And are recorded as follows, viz: Yeas-------24, Nays-------45.

Yeas: Anderson, Atkins, Barksdale, Blandford, Boyce, Bridgers, Clopton, Colyar, Cruikshank, Dickinson, Dupré, Foster, Fuller. J. M. Leach, J. T. Leach, Logan, McMullin, Menees, Ramsay, .J. M. Smith, Smith of North Carolina, Swan, Turner, and Wickham.

Nays: Batson, Bradley. Branch, Horatio W. Bruce, Burnett, Carroll, Chrisman, Clark. Conrad, Conrow, Ewing, Farrow, Funsten. Hatcher, Garland, Gholson, Gilmer, Goode, Gray, Hanly, Hartridge. Hatcher, Herbert, Holliday, Johnston, Keeble, Lyon. Machen, Marshall, McCallum, Miles, Miller. Moore, Perkins, Pugh, Read, Rogers. Sexton, Simpson, Snead, Triplett, Villeré, Wilkes, Witherspoon, and Mr. Speaker.

So the motion to postpone indefinitely was not agreed to.

The main question was ordered, and the question being upon agreeing to the amendment of Mr. Gilmer to the joint resolution,

Mr. [Humphrey] Marshall demanded the yeas and nays thereon;

Which were ordered,

And are recorded as follows, to wit: Yeas--------13, Nays--------53

Yeas: Barksdale, Foster, Fuller, Garland, Gilmer, J. M. Leach. J. T. Leach, Logan, McMullin, Ramsay, Smith of North Carolina. Turner, and Witherspoon.

Nays: Anderson, Atkins, Batson, Blandford, Boyce, Bradley, Branch, Bridgers, Horatio W. Bruce, Burnett, Carroll, Chrisman. Clark, Clopton, Colyar, Conrow, Cruikshank, Dickinson, Dupré, Ewing. Farrow, Funsten, Gaither, Gholson, Goode, Gray, Hanly, Hartridge, Hatcher, Holliday, Johnston, Keeble, Lyon, Machen, Marshall, McCallum, Menees, Miles, Miller, Moore, Murray, Perkins, Read, Rogers, Sexton, Simpson, J. M. Smith, Staples, Swan, Triplett, Villeré, Wickham, and Wilkes.

So the amendment was not agreed to.

The question recurring on ordering the joint resolution to be engrossed for a third reading,

Mr. [Burgess S.] Gaither demanded the yeas and nays thereon;

Which were ordered,

And are recorded as follows, to wit: Yeas-------------58, Nays---------1

Yeas: Anderson, Barksdale, Batson, Blandford, Boyce, Bradley, Branch, Bridgers, Horatio W. Bruce, Burnett, Carroll, Chrisman, Clark, Clopton, Colyar, Conrad, Conrow, Dickinson, Dupré, Ewing, Farrow, Funsten, Gaither, Garland, Gholson, Gilmer, Goode, Gray, Hanly, Hartridge, Hatcher, Herbert, Holliday, Johnston, Keeble, Lyon, Machen, Marshall, McCallum, McMullin, Menees, Miles, Miller, Moore, Perkins, Pugh, Rogers, Sexton, Simpson, J. M. Smith, Snead, Staples, Swan, Triplett. Villeré, Wilkes, Witherspoon, and Mr. Speaker.

Nays: J. T. Leach.

So the joint resolution was engrossed and read a third time.

The question recurring on the passage, and being put,

Shall the bill pass?

Mr. J. T. Leach demanded the yeas and nays thereon;

Which were ordered,

And are recorded as follows, to wit: Yeas-------62, Nays---------1

Yeas: Anderson, Atkins, Barksdale, Batson, Baylor, Blandford, Boyce, Bradley, Branch, Bridgers, Eli M. Bruce, Horatio W. Bruce, Carroll, Chrisman, Clark, Clopton, Cluskey, Colyar, Conrad, Conrow, Dickinson, Dupré, Ewing, Farrow, Gaither, Garland, Gholson. Gilmer, Goode, Gray, Hanly, Hartridge, Hatcher, Herbert, Hilton, Johnston, Keeble, Lyon, Machen. Marshall, McCallum, McMullin, Menees, Miles, Miller, Moore. Perkins, Pugh, Rogers, Russell, Sexton, Simpson, J. M. Smith, W. E. Smith, Snead, Staples, Swan, Triplett, Villeré, Wilkes, Witherspoon, and Mr. Speaker.

Nays: J. T. Leach.

So the joint resolution was passed, and the title was read and agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Sexton, the injunction of secrecy was removed from the joint resolution and the vote by which the same was passed.

 

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