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th us. Some slight modifications and additions were made to the action of the Convention on yesterday, upon the subject of advances upon cotton. A resolution was also adopted requesting Congress to alter and adjust coins, weights, and measures, to a decimal ratio. A series of resolutions were also adopted in relation to the sequestration act, and recommending that the payment of debts sequestered be not required during the war; that claims for indemnity and indebtedness due at the North be allowed as a set off; that the Courts be empowered, in certain cases, to modify the retroactive effect of the bill; and that the property of Northern residents laboring under the disabilities of coverture of infancy, be exempted. A committee, consisting of delegates from Charleston, Savannah, and Mobile, was appointed to examine into the plan for a marine steam battering-ram, submitted by J. R. Butts, of Georgia. The Convention then adjourned until 7½ o'clock this evening.