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ry 15, 1863. Senate.--The Senate met at 12 o'clock--Hon M. T. Hunter in the chair. Eulogies on the late Wm. Ballard Preston were delivered by Messrs. Hunter of Va; Henry, of Tenn.; Clay, of Ala.; Semmes, of La., and Wigsfall, Texas, and towing resolution passed: Resolved, unanimously, That the Senate deeply mentor the recent death of the Hon. William Preston, who, at the time of his decease, was a member of this body from the State of Virginia, and tenders to his widow a sinceon Rules. A message was received from the Senate communicating the resolutions of that body on the death of Hon. Wm. Ballard Preston, of Va. Eloquent and touching tributes were paid to the memory of the departed statesman by Messrs. Staplesuse of Representatives have received with deep sensibility the message from the Senate announcing the death of the Hon. Wm. Ballard Preston, a Virginia Senator in the Confederate Congress. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be communicat
tary service, and have disagreed to the second amendment. The Senate resolved to await the action of the House on the question of the election of a Senator. It thus waited until 2½ o'clock, when a message was received from the House of Delegates by Mr. Anderson, of Botetourt, who informed the Senate that that house was ready on its part to proceed, in execution of the joint order, to the election of a Confederate States Senator, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of the Hon. Wm. Ballard Preston, and that the following gentlemen are in nomination for the office, viz: Wm. C. Rives, John J. Allen, Charles W. Russell, and John B. Floyd. The discussion of the merits of the candidates having been opened, Mr. Isbell, of Nicholas, supported Mr. Russell, and illuviated his claims at some length. Mr. Christian, of Augusta, moved that the execution of the joint order of the day be postponed until Friday. The motion was lost — ayes 14, noes 17; and the Senate refused