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Congress yesterday. Confederate States Senate, April 2d. --The President was requested to inform the Senate if any and what orders have been given by the military authorities in Richmond to arrest soldiers whose furloughs have not expired, and confine them in barracks of prisons while said soldiers remain in Richmond. The bill to levy taxes for the common defence was reported with an amendment, and ordered to be printed for consideration in secret session. The bill authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to establish the form of fifty cent notes was passed; also, the bill to establish a preferred mail across the Mississippi. Mr. Maxwell moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill to recognize the Navy was passed yesterday. The motion was debated several hours. Adjourned. In the House a bill reported by Mr. Chilton, of Ala., from the Post Office Committee exempting from military duty contractors carrying the mails in the Confederate States, and the drivers