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Confederate Congress,


Senate.

Monday, January 9, 1865.
The Senate met at 12 o'clock M. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Norwood, of the Episcopal Church.

Mr. Watson, of Mississippi, offered a resolution, which was laid on the table and ordered to be printed, that, the House of Representatives concurring, a joint committee of both Houses should be appointed to investigate and report upon the condition of the prisoners of war held by the Confederate and United States authorities; and, also, to report on the causes of the stoppage of the exchange of prisoners.

Mr. Sparrow, from the Military Committee, reported a bill to provide for the re-organization of companies, battalions and regiments in certain cases. Placed on the calendar and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Sparrow, from the Military Committee, reported back adversely, and asked to be discharged from their further consideration, House bill to provide for an increase of the pay of hospital matrons, and a Senate resolution on the same subject; Senate resolution relative to soldiers' rations; House bill to allow free transportation to officers traveling on leave of indulgence; and House bill providing for the formation of new companies out of the officers of disbanded companies, battalions and regiments.

Mr. Sparrow, from the same committee, laid before the Senate a communication from Lieutenant-General J. A. Early asking an investigation, either by the Military Committee or a select committee, into the conduct of the last campaign in the Valley. Laid on the table and ordered to be printed.

On motion, by Mr. Wigfall, the Senate resolved into secret session.


House of Representatives.

The House met at 11 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Duncan, of the Methodist Church.

The House resumed the consideration of the Consolidation bill; which was, after being variously amended, passed. Yeas, 38; nays, 37.

The vote was immediately reconsidered. Yeas, 38; nays, 36.

Pending a motion to change the daily hour of meeting to 12 M., the House adjourned.

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