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Confederate States Congress.

The Senate met at 12 o'clock M on yesterday, Mr Hunter, of Va, in the chair.

House bill to amend the act imposing regulations on the foreign commerce of the Confederate States was considered and passed.

Senate joint resolution of thanks to Gen E Kirby Smith, and the officers and men under his command, was considered and adopted.

House bill to increase permanently, to the amount of seven dollars a month, the pay of non-commissioned officers and privates in the Provisional Army, was considered.

Mr Jemison moved to amend by striking out the word "permanently" and inserting the words "for the period of one year," which was agreed to, and the bill as amended passed.

The bill to authorize the appointment of graduates of military institutions as Cadets in the Provisional Army, was reported adversely from the Military Committee.

The bill to organize the light artillery was reported favorably from the Military Committee.

House bill to amend so much of the conscript act as relates to the exemption of certain religious sects was considered and passed.

Senate bill, with House amendments, to regulate the pay of the General assigned to duty at Richmond, was taken up, and House amendments being concurred in the bill was passed.

A bill to organize a general staff for armies in the field was reported from the Military Committee and ordered to be printed.

House joint resolution to authorize the Quartermaster General to furnish the President with forage for four horses, and with fuel and lights for his residence and quarters, was reported from the Military Committee and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Mitchell, Senate bill to organize a corps of guards and scouts to facilitate communication with the Trans Mississippi, was transferred to the secret calendar.

House tax bill was ordered to be printed and made the special order of the day for 12½ o'clock.

Mr Jemison submitted a resolution of inquiry into the practicability of having the Congressional mail distributed without unnecessary delay. Agreed to.

House bill to amend the act to regulate the supplies of clothing to enlisted men in the navy was considered and passed.

Senate joint resolution for the relief of Wellington Goddin was considered and passed.

On motion of Mr. Mitchell, of Ark, the Senate resolved into secret session.

House of Representatives.--Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Read, of the Presbyterian Church.

The Speaker laid before the House several communications from the President, which were appropriately referred.

Senate resolution extending the session of Congress to Saturday the 11th inst., was taken up, and Mr. Foote offered a substitute, that instead of adjourning, the two bodies shall, on Saturday the 11th inst., take a recess of sixty-one days.

Mr. A. H. Garland moved to amend the Senate resolution by striking, out Saturday, the 11th, and inserting Thursday, the 9th inst.

Mr. Miles, of S. C., moved to amend the amendment by striking out Thursday, the 9th, and inserting Tuesday, the 14th inst.--Lost.

Mr. Garland's amendment was lost — ayes 36, noes 59.

Mr. Atkins, of Tenn., moved to amend the original resolution by inserting the 4th day of July, instead of the 11th of June. Lost.

Mr. Hilton, of Fla., moved to amend the substitute by inserting the 1st day of September.

Mr. Dupre, of La., moved to lay the substitute and amendment on the table. Lost — ayes 40, noes 44.

Mr. Swan, of Tenn., moved to amend the Senate resolution by striking out all after the word "rescinded," so as to fix no day for adjournment.

On motion of Mr. Atkins, of Tenn., the substitute and amendments were laid upon the table.

The Senate resolution was finally agreed to.

Leave of absence for the remainder of the session was granted to Messrs. Lester, of Ga., and Ramsey, of N. C.

The House resumed consideration of the Senate bill to amend an act to reduce the currency, and to authorize a new issue of Treasury notes and bonds.

The bill was further debated and postponed.

Mr. Lyon, of Ala, from the Committee on Ways and Means, reported back, with amendments, Senate bill to authorize the issue of certificates of indebtedness to be given for property purchased or impressed, and for transportation, and to provide for payment of the interest on said certificates in specie.

After debate, the bill and amendments were, on motion of Mr. McMullen, laid upon the table — ayes 47, noes 39.

Mr. Swan moved a reconsideration.--Lost.

The consideration of the bill to amend the act to reduce the currency, &c., was resumed.

The bill had thus far been amended by striking out the first section, and the House having refused to reconsider.

Mr. Lyon said the whole value of the bill had been destroyed, and he moved to lay it upon the table. The motion was agreed to.

Mr. Smith, of N. C., moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill and amendments were laid upon the table. Carried — ayes 40, noes 39.

The question recurring upon laying the bill and amendments upon the table, was decided in the negative — ayes 36, noes 40.

Pending the consideration of the subject, the House took a recess until 8 o'clock P M.

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