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Confederate States Congress. The Senate met yesterday at 12 o'clock M. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Ryland, of the African Church. On motions, severally made and agreed to, the privileges of the floor were granted to Gen. Howell Cobb, Gov. Harris of Tenn., and Gov. Humes of Ky. A message was received from the House announcing the passage of the Senate bill (Mr. Simms's,) to prevent the future acceptance of substitutes in the army, with an amendment striking out the clause repealing all acts authorizing substitution. The amendment of the House was concurred in and the bill passed. Mr. Clay, of Ala., introduced the following resolutions on the death of Mr. Yancey, and delivered an able and feeling eulogy of the deceased: Resolved, That we have heard with deep regret of the death of the Hon. William Lowndes Yancey, a Senator from the State of Alabama, and that we tender to his family our earnest sympathy in their afflictive bereavement. Resolved. That a copy of t