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Confederate States Congress.

The Senate on Saturday met at the usual four, and the proceedings were opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Ryland of the Baptist Church.

Mr. Clarke, of Mo., announced the death of his late colleague, the Hon. Robert L. Y. Peyton, and offered the following resolutions, which were unanimously adopted:

"Resolved, That we have heard with deep regret of the death of the Hon. Ro. L. Y. Peyton, a Senator from the State of Missouri.

"Resolved, That the Secretary communicate to the House of Representatives a copy of these resolutions.

"Resolved, As a further mark of respect to the memory of the deceased, that the Senate adjourn."

After some eulogistic remarks, delivered of Messrs. Caperton, of Va., Johnson, of and Maxwell, of Fla, the Senate adjourned.

The House was opened at 12 o'clock on Saturday with prayer by Rev. Dr. Duncan.

The Speaker announced the appointment of Messrs. Perkins, of La., and Hartridge, of Ga., on the Committee of Ways and Means, in place of Messrs. Kenner and Holt.

The Chair laid before the House the Senate bill to authorize the appointment of a Third Auditor of the Treasury, which was appropriately referred.

Mr. Foster, of Ala., offered a resolution that the Judiciary Committee inquire into the expediency of amending the act authorizing the appointment of military courts, and to provide for the appointment of a court for the district of North Carolina.

Mr. Hilton, of Fla., presented some resolutions adopted by the Legislature of his State on the subject of commerce, which were referred to the committee on that subject. The same gentleman also introduced a bill for the establishment of temporary restrictions on commerce, which was referred.

Mr. Clark, of Ga., introduced a bill to repeal so much of the 2d section of the tax law as requires one-tenth of the sweet potatoes raised the present year to be delivered to the Confederate Government, and moved that the rule requiring it to be referred to a committee be suspended, and that the bill be placed upon its passage. On this motion the ayes and noes were called; but before the result was made known,

A message was received from the Senate announcing the death of Hon. R. L. Y. Peyton, a Senator from the State of Missouri.

Mr. Bell announced the death of Senator Peyton in the House in an appropriate and touching manner, concluding his remarks by offering the customary resolutions. Speeches were also made by Messrs. Freeman, of Mo., Ayer, of S. C., and Burnett, of Ky., when the resolutions were adopted and the House adjourned.

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