After the reading of a communication from the House
, in the Senate,
yesterday, the only proceedings had were those necessary for the execution of the order of the two Houses to take a recess until 6th January, 1864.
having been complimented by the passage of resolutions of thanks for his uniform courtesy and kindness, replied briefly and appropriately upon thus severing his connection with the Senate.
In the House, Mr. Burwell
introduced a resolution, addressed to the Committee
on Confederate Relations, having for its object the relief of the country and the currency by a more equalized distribution of food by the railroads, &c., which was adopted.
proposed an increase to the select committee of five appointed to confer with the proprietors of the several Richmond
newspapers in the matter of publishing the report of proceedings of the House
The motion to enlarge the committee was agreed to, and the Speaker
appointed Messrs. Haymond
, of Marion
, and Richardson
A motion that the House
take the recess agreed upon, the Senate was informed of the readiness of the House
then addressed the House
in a few parting remarks, and in closing announced the House
in recess until the 6th of January, 1864.