In the rebel Senate at Richmond, Va., a bill was passed authorizing the issue of five millions of Treasury-notes of the denomination of one dollar and two dollars.--A joint resotion from the House, expressing the thanks of Congress to the patriotic women of the country for their contributions to the army, was concurred in. The House of Representatives adopted resolutions of thanks to Gen. Sibley, his officers and men, for the victory in New Mexico, and to the officers and men of the Patrick Henry, James-town, Teazer, and other vessels engaged in the naval battle at Hampton Roads, for their gallantry on the occasion. Bills regulating the fees of Clerks, Marshals, and District-Attorneys, were passed. The maximum annual salary of District-Attorneys was fixed at five thousand dollars. The report of Capt. Buchanan of the naval battle at Hampton Roads was received, and two thousand five hundred copies of it ordered to be printed. Being a very lengthy document, its publication was necessarily deferred to a future day.--Richmond Whig, April 11.
President Lincoln issued a proclamation recommending the people of the United States, on the next day of worship occurring after its reception, to give thanks to Almighty God for the recent victories, and to implore spiritual consolation for those who have been brought into affliction by the casualties and calamities of sedition and civil war.--(Doc. 127.)
Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War of the United States, issued the following orders this day to the Military Supervisor of Telegraphs: “ You are directed to stop all telegraphic communications to the Philadelphia Inquirer, until satisfactory proof is furnished to this department that the recent publication respecting operations by the army at Yorktown were duly authorized.  You will proceed to Fortress Monroe and make arrangements to enforce the orders of this department.
ordered — That all applications for passes by newspaper editors or correspondents be referred to Col. Edwards S. Sanford, Military Supervisor of Telegraphs, etc., and be subject to such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by this department.” The editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer states that the despatch deemed objectionable by the Secretary of War was countersigned by General Wool on the letter itself, and on the envelope, and feels confident of making a satisfactory explanation to the Government. Meanwhile the editor requests that the order of Secretary Stanton be withheld from publication, or, if published, to be accompanied by this note of explanation.
A reception was given this evening, at the Academy of Music in New York City, to the heroes of the frigates Cumberland and Congress, destroyed by the Merrimac in Hampton Roads. The Academy was crowded in every available part, and the most enthusiastic greeting was given to the men-o‘--war's men. Pelatiah Perit presided, and speeches were made by Professor Hitchcock, William M. Evarts, George Bancroft, and William E. Dodge. Descriptions of the fight and songs were given by the crew.--(Doc. 128.)
Resolutions were unanimously adopted in both branches of the Massachusetts Legislature to-day, in furtherance of the suggestions of the Secretary of War, inviting the citizens of the Commonwealth to join, on Sunday next, in a general Te Deum in honor of the recent victories, and congratulating the Western States upon the valiant deeds of their soldiers in the Valley of the Mississippi. Gov. Andrew ordered a salute of one hundred guns to be fired to-morrow, at noon, in honor of the recent victories.--Boston Courier, April 11.
The police of St. Louis, Mo., broke up an extensive counterfeiting establishment in that city, and seized about twenty-five thousand dollars in counterfeit United States Treasury Notes.--St. Louis News, April 11.
Two fine batteries of rifled guns were this day found in the woods near the Mississippi river, below Island Number10.--Cincinnati Commercial, April 12.
Humphrey Marshall, whose headquarters were at Lebanon, Russell Co., Va., called out the militia of Russell, Washington, Scott, Wise, and Lee, to drive back the National troops threatening to advance by way of Pound Gap.--New York World.