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ng a President, in case the office should become vacant. He asked for a record of the vote on the question of constitutional construction involved. The motion to strike out was then agreed to by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs, Baker, Brown, Burnett, Clay, Cinir, Hunter, Johnson, Maxwell, Mitchell, Oldham, Phelan, Peyton, Preston Simms, and Yancey--15. Nays.--Messrs. Barnwell, Haynes, Henry, Orr, Sparrow, and Semmes--6. Conscription. A message from His Excellency, the President, recommending the conscription of persons subject to military duty between the ages of 18 and 35, was laid before the Senate. Mr. Sparrow, of La., moved that it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. A long debate ensued, in which Dr. Oldham opposed the recommendation, and Messrs Sparrow, Clark of Mo. and Wigfall favored it. The motion to refer the message to the Committee on Military Affair was then agreed to, whereupon the Senate went into secret session.