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Confederate States Congress. Saturday, February 23, 1863 Senate.--The Senate was act in session. House of Representatives.--The House met at 12 o'clock. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Duncan. Leave of absence was granted Mr. Lyons, of Va., on account of indisposition. The Speaker laid before the House sundry communications from the President transmitting communications from the heads of Departments in response to resolutions, which were referred and ordered to be printed. Senate bills relating to substitutes, and to organize engineer troops to serve during the war, were read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. M. E. M. Bluse, of Ky. from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following joint resolution, which was unanimously adopted: Resolved, That the thanks of Congress are due and hereby tendered General John H. Morgan and the officers and men of his command, for varied heroic, and invaluable service in Tennessee and Kent
n relation to the rights of membership in certain contingencies. The Chair again overruled the point of order, and Mr. Robertson again took an appeal. Pending the discussion, the bill that had given rise to so much squabbling was laid on the table, and the Senate, son motion of Mr. Christian, adjourned. [The Senate will hereafter meet at 11 o'clock A. M., as provided by a resolution adopted some days since.] House of Delegates.--The House met at 11 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Duncan. Senate amendments to bill authorizing fiduciaries to invest funds in their hands in Virginia or Confederate bonds were taken up and discussed at some length. During their pendency the hour arrived for the considerations of the order of the day — the Tax bill; and the House refusing to postpone the same, that bill was further considered up to the hour of half past 2, when the bill was ordered to its engrossment. On motion of Mr. Mallory, the rules were suspended for the p