WASHINGTON, May 9.
SENATE. – Mr. Bayard presented a petition for equal privileges to all the press of the country.
Mr. Browning presented a petition for a ship canal from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi.
Mr. Chandler, from the committee on commerce, reported the House bill relative to the better protection of revenue. The bill authorizes the President to refuse the clearances to any vessel where he has reason to believe the cargo intended to reach the rebels. It also authorizes the secretary of the Treasury to prohibit the importation or transportation on railroads of certain goods which might in any way reach or fall into the hands to the rebels.
Mr. Wade presented two petitions for confiscation.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Saturday Morning, May 10, 1862, p. 1