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Confederate Congress. Friday, Sept. 19TH, 1862. Senate. The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Young. Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Claims, reported a bill to provide for the payment of certain claims against the Confederate States in the State of Missouri, and recommending its passage. --Passed. The Senate then went into Executive session. When the doors were opened the Exemption bill was taken up as the unfinished business of Wednesday. The consideration of the pending amendment, offered by Mr. Semmes, was resumed. The amendment exempts "one overseer on each plantation cultivated exclusively by negro labor, and owned by any person in the military service of the Confederate or State Governments, or any minor, or widow, or unmarried woman, or person not of sound mind." Mr. Phelan offered an amendment providing the mode of detailing an overseer on each plantation owned and cultivated as indicated in the original, and imposing a ta