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Confederate Congress. Senate. Wednesday, December 21, 1864. The Senate met at 12 o'clock M. Senate bill authorizing the Secretary of War to pay, in provisions, to the Cherokee Indians, in North Carlina, the sum due them as interest on the removal and subsistence fund, was considered and passed. Senate bill providing that persons below the rank of major, detailed or assigned as provost marshals or clerks of military courts, shall receive the pay and allowances of captain of cavalry, was passed. Senate bill to increase, to one hundred and forty-two, the number of midshipman in the navy, was considered and passed. Senate bill authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to employ six assistant instructors for the acting midshipmen in the navy, was passed. Senate bill appropriating six thousand dollars for the erection of additional buildings at Drewry's Bluff, for the accommodation of acting midshipmen, was passed. Senate bill to authorize the appointment of
Virginia Legislature. [Extra session.] Senate. Wednesday, December 21, 1864. Mr. Johnson, of Bedford, president pro tem, called the Senate to order at the usual hour. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Peterkin. A bill to amend the eleventh and twelfth sections of chapter 170 of Code of Virginia, so as to dispense with the orders of publication during the existing war, was read a first and second time and passed. A preamble and resolutions, reported from, and agreed to by, the House of Delegates, instructing the Senators from Virginia in Congress to take into consideration the subject of impressments, was referred to the Committee on Confederate Relations. Mr. Christian, of Augusta, introduced a resolution providing that so much of the Governor's message as recommends the passage of a law against the distillation of dried fruit be referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.--Agreed to. On motion of Mr. Douglas, the Senate adjourned till the 4th of January. H