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Confederate States Congress. Wednesday, January 14, 1863. Senate.--The Senate met at 12 o'clock M, Hon. R. M. T. Hunter in the Chair. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the Baptist Church. On the call of the roll only thirteen members appeared, but after an hour or two a quorum was obtained by the arrival of Messrs. Davis and Sparrow, and the Senate proceeded to business. A message from the House of Representatives was received, informing the Senate that the House, in the absence of the Speaker, had been organized by the election of Thos. Curry Speaker pro tempore Mr. Clay, of Alabama offered a resolution that a committee be appointed by the President of the Senate, to act conjointly with the committee appointed by the House of Representatives, to wait upon the President of the Confederate States and inform him the Congress of the Confederate States is now in session, and ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to submit. Adopted. The Presiden
General Assembly of Virginia. Wednesday, January 14. Senate.--The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock M, by Lieut-Gov. Montague, and opened with prayer by Rev. J. L. Burrows, of the First Baptist Church. A number of communications from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, 1st and 2d Auditors, and other officers of the State giving information relative to the amount of the salaries resolved by themselves and clerks, were read and referred to the special committee appointed to consider the propriety of raising the salaries of said officers and their clerks. A communication from the Governor relative to the issuance of passports to the members of the General Assembly, was read and laid on the table, said passports having been issued. Mr. Coghill, from the Committee of Courts of Justice, reported a bill to amend the 12th section of chapter 10 of the Code of Virginia, so as to extend the time of filing complaint in cases of contested election. The petition