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Confederate States Congress.

Senates--The Senate met yesterday at 12 o'clock. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Mintage rode, of the Episcopal Church.

Mr. Wilson, of Ala, introduced a bill to explain and amend the law relating to impressments. Referred to the Joint Committee of Impressments.

Mr. Jamison, of Ala., introduced a bill to create a Department of Foreign and interior Supplies, and to regulate the collection of import and export duties. Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Hill's motion to reconsider the vote by which was passed the bill to allow reporters of the Press Association to purchase nations was taken up, and the vote being reconsidered, the bill was rejected.

The bill to regulate the pay of a General assigned to duty at the seat of Government, under the provisions of the act approved March 25, 1862. was taken up.

Mr. Orr, of S. C., addressed the Senate at length in opposition to the bill, and especially in opposition to Gen. Bragg, the present incumbent of the office of Commanding General.

Messrs. Sparrow and Semmes, of La., and Mr. Houry, of Tenn., advocated the bill and defended Gen. Bragg.

Mr. Burnett, of Ky., favored the bill, though he did not admire Gen. Bragg.

The further consideration of the bill was postponed till to day, and the Senate then resolved into secret session.

House of Representatives--Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Jeter, of the Baptist Church.

Mr. Baylor, member elect from Texas, and Messrs. Kenner and Hodges, members elect from from Louisiana, appeared and took the oath to support the Constitution of the Confederate States.

A communication was received from the President, in response to a resolution of the House, concerning the distribution of the mails in the city of Richmond, which was referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post heads.

Mr. Russell, of Virginia, called up his resolution, laid on the table some days age, rescinding the resolution for an adjournment of Congress on the 31st of May instant.

The resolution was debated by Messrs. Russell and Goode, of Va., in favor of, and Mr. Ramsay, of N. C., against its adoption.

Mr. Arkin, of Ga., moved that the further consideration of the subject be postponed until Saturday.

Upon this motion Mr. Foote, of Tenn., obtained the floor, and appealed to the House to abandon the idea of an early adjournment. He was followed by Mr. Machen, of Ky., on the other side. Mr. Conrad was proceeding to speak, when the question was called, and the motion to postpone was agreed to.

Mr. Russell offered a resolution requesting the President to inform the House whether the tobacco ration has been furnished to the army, and, if not, whether additional legislation on the subject is necessary. Agreed to.

Mr. Whitfield, of Va, offered a resolution inquiring into the expediency of providing for the speedy payment of all sums due to officers and soldiers who may be confined in hospitals, or on furlough, in consequence of wounds or sickness. Referred.

Mr. Foster, of Ala., offered a resolution inquiring into the expediency of amending the act to provide for the organization of the heavy, so as to embrace naval storekeepers within the provisions or said act. Refereed.

Mr. Crulksbank, of Ala., introduced a bill to authorize volunteer chap in the army to draw rations. Referred.

Mr. Pugh, of Ala., introduced a bill to prevent and punish frauds and larcenies upon the Government of the Confederate States Referred.

Mr. Chilton, of Aia., offered a resolution instructing the Committee on Accounts to allow the Doorkeeper of the House, R. H. Wyane, a credit of eighteen hundred dollars, being the amount of public money abstracted from him without his fault. Referred.

Mr. Clopton, of Ala., offered a resolution inquiring into the expediency of providing for the payment to prisoners of war of a part of the pay due them in gold or other available currency, for the purpose of relieving their necessities whilst in prison.--Referred.

Mr. Hilton, of Fla., offered a resolution, which was adopted, that until otherwise ordered, the House will take a daily recess at 3 o'clock P. M. and meet again at 8 o'clock P. M.

Mr. Hartridge, of Ga., introduced a bill to fix the compensation of contain officers of the Treasury. Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

The House resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, (Mr. Sexton, of Texas, in the chair,) and proceeded to the consideration of the special order of the day, namely: the bill reported from the Committee on Ways and Means to amend the tax laws.

The bill was debated until ten minutes to 3 o'clock, at which time the Committee rose and reported progress.

The House then took a recess until 8 o'clock P. M.

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