Montgomery, May 8.
--In the Congress
, to-day, President Cobb
read a dispatch from D. P. Hill
, announcing that the Arkansas Convention had passed unanimously an unconditional ordinance of secession.
, of Florida
, offered a resolution of inquiry as to the propriety of appointing chaplains to the navy.
, of Texas
, introduced a bill providing compensation to the disbursing officers of the several Executive Departments.
, of Louisiana
, moved to appoint a Committee on Claims, which was adopted.
Secret session followed.