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Confederate States Congress.

Senate.--The Senate met at 12 o'clock M. yesterday. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Duncan, of the Methodist Church.

Mr. Walker, of Ala, offered a resolution requesting the President to inform the Senate what steps had been taken towards the construction of a railroad from Blue Mountain, Ala., to Rome, Ga. Agreed to.

Also, a resolution instructing the Military Committee to inquire what legislation is necessary to secure the return to their commands of deserters from the infantry who have enlisted in the cavalry; and of flying by law the time for which soldiers shall be permitted to serve in the cavalry, and of providing that on the expiration of such period they shall be assigned to service in infantry, and their places supplied by these who have served a similar period in the infantry.

Mr. Brown, of Miss., presented a resolution of the legislature of the State of Mississippi, in relation to the recent act of Congress suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus. Laid on the table and ordered to be printed.

Also, resolution of the same, asking the passage of a law relieving the citizens of certain portions of that State, whose property has been destroyed by raids of the public enemy, from the payment of the tax in kind. Ordered to lie on the table and be printed.

Also, resolution of the same, asking the passage of a law reducing the advalorem tax of five per cent. upon property and credits to two and a half per cent, and to extend the time of the payment of said taxes to the 1st November, 1864, instead of 1st June, 1864. Ordered to lie on the table and be printed.

Mr. Wigfall introduced a bill that officers of the General Staff for the Army of the Confederate States shall not be assignable to command or the performance of duty except in their own departments, respectively Referred.

Mr. Ordham, of Texas, introduced a bill to establish a Bureau of Foreign Supplies.-- Referred.

Mr. Caperton, of Va., introduced a bill to amend the law so as to authorize the appointment of for the battalions of infantry.

Mr. Barnwell, of S. C., from the Committee of Finance, reported a bill to amend the "act to reduce the currency and authorize a now issue of notes and bonds." Put on the calendar.

Mr. Watson, of Miss., introduced a bill to secure the prompt printing of the laws of the Confederate States. Passed.

On motion of Mr. Ger, it was resolved that the Senate attend in a body the funeral of Gen. J. E. B. Stuart at 5 o'clock P. M.

On motion, the Senate taken recess till o'clock P. M., and then adjourned.

House of Representatives.--The session was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Moore, of the Presbyterian Church.

The Speaker read an invitation to the House to attend the funeral of Major Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, which was, on motion of Mr. Goode, accepted, and the House resolved to attend in a body.

Mr. Hilton presented the memorial of Messrs. Burley and Maxwell, asking compensation for prisoners captured and vessels destroyed. Referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

The Chair presented the memorial of S. Bassett French, treasurer of funds for the statue of Gen. T. J. (Stonewall) Jackson, praying exemption from taxation and export duty of certain cotton and stock subscribed to the above fund. Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Chilton offered a bill requiring payment for horses impressed by Major General Wheeler, by order of the General Commanding the Army of Tennessee, and to require an account of the proceeds of such horses when turned over to the troops. Referred to the Committee on Claims.

By Mr Shewmake:

Resolved, That the President he requested to inform the House, if not incompatible with the public interests, whether the reasons given in his special message for suspending the privilege of habeas corpus still exists to such extent that the public safety requires a continuance of the suspension thereof.

The resolution was adopted.

By Mr. Chrisman:

Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs inquire what legislation may be necessary to protect Confederate prisoners at Point Lookout and elsewhere from the inhuman and brutal treatment to which they are exposed.

Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Chambers offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That is at the present session of Congress, to repeal the passed at the that session of Congress, entitled an to authorize the suspension of writ of habeas corpus in certain cases.

While the resolution was pending, on motion of Mr. Singleton, the House went into secret session.

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