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nday. House bill to diminish the number of exemptions and details was then taken up, the question being on agreeing to certain amendments proposed by the Senate Military Committee. The amendments were agreed to without discussion, and the bill passed in the following form: "a bill to diminish the Number of exemptions and details. "The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That so much of the 'act to organize forces to serve during the war,' approved February 17, 1864, as exempt one person as overseer or agriculturist on each farm or plantation upon which there were, at specified times, fifteen able-bodied field hands, between the ages or sixteen and fifty, upon certain conditions, is hereby repealed: Provided, That exemptions of persons over forty-five years of age may be granted under the provisions of the act aforesaid, and said persons shall be liable to military service upon the expiration of the time for which they received exemption by reason