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etary of War is impressing slaves, in Virginia, without regard to State laws. Adopted. Also, a resolution that the President transmit to the House copies of the reports of the operations of General Joseph E. Johnston last summer. Adopted. Mr. McMullen, of Virginia, introduced a resolution of inquiry as to the expediency of equalizing the taxation on cotton and wool. Mr. Goode, of Virginia, introduced a resolution calling upon the President for information, in detail, and orders issued for the impressment of brandies, &c. Adopted. Mr. Clark, of Missouri, introduced a bill for the relief of Confederate prisoners in the custody of the enemy. Referred. Mr. J. T. Leach, of North Carolina, introduced a joint resolution declaring that secret sessions are incompatible with a republican form of government, and that Congress ought never to go into secret session except when absolutely necessary. On motion of Mr. Russell, the House resolved itself into secret session.