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Confederate States Congress. Senate.--The Senate met at 12 o'clock M. on yesterday. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Duncan, of the Methodist Church. Mr. Mitchell, of Ark., introduced a bill to aid any State in communicating with and preparing records of its troops. Referred. Mr. Watson, of Miss., submitted the following, which was agreed to. Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of further legislation with a view to the prevention and punishment of illegal impressments; and also for the purpose of making just compensation to citizens from whom private property has been illegally taken for public use without compensation. On motion of Mr. Haynes, the special order of the day, Mr. Wigfall's resolutions, were postponed till to-day at one o'clock P. M. The Chair laid before the Senate an invitation from the South Carolina delegation to attend the funeral of Gen. M. P. Jenkins, at 6 o'clock last evening. On moti