unter, of Virginia, and opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Woodbridge.
Mr. Clay Introduced a bill to prevent the absence of officers and privates without leave.
Referred to the Military Committee.
Mr. Hill reported, with an amendment, the bill to repeal the naturalization laws.
Mr. Mitchell reported a bill for the benefit of certain claimants for postal service; which was read the requisite number of times and passed.
Mr. Davis reported a bill for the relief of Mrs. Laura Harper, wife of Col. B. W. Harper, commanding 1st regiment of Arkansas cavalry.
A message was received from the President transmitting reports of engagements with the Abolition forces as follows:
Report of the attack by the enemy's fleet on Fort McAllister, February 1, 1863. 2d.
Report of the engagements at Fayette O. H, Cotton Hill Gauley, Charleston, and pursuit of the enemy to the Ohio.
3d Report of the operations of Brigadier Gen. Re brigade at Seven Pines. 4th.