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Confederate States Congress. The Confederate Senate met at 12 o'clock M, yesterday, Mr. Hunter, of Va., in the chair. Prayer by the Rev. Moses D. Hoge, of the Presbyterian Church. The roll being called, Messrs. Barnwell, Brown, Burnett, Clark, Davis, Haynes, Henry, Hill, Hunter, Johnson of Ark., Orr, Semmes, Simms, Sparrow, and Wigfall, were present. The President announced that fifteen members were present, which constituted a quorum. Mr. Sparrow, of La., offered a resolution, which was adopted, that the Clerk of the Senate be instructed to inform the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate were present and were ready to proceed to business. A message was received from the House announcing a quorum and the appointment of a committee to wait on the President. Messrs. Brown of Miss., Hill of Ga., and Simms of Ky., were appointed a committee on the part of the Senate to wait upon the President in conjunction with the House committee. On