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-General John C. Breckinbridge. The Senate resumed, in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill to grant to the principal officer of each of the Executive departments a seat upon the floor of the Senate. Mr. Haynes, of Tenn, moved to amend the bill by striking out, in the 4th and 5th lines, the words "with the privilege of discussing any measures appertaining to his department. " The amendment was agreed to as follows: Yeas--Messrs Brown, Caperton, Clark, Davis, Dortch, Haynes, Henry, Johnston of Ark, Mitchell, Oldnam, Peyton, Simms, Sparrow, and Yancey--14. Nays--Messrs. Barnwell, Burnett, Clay, Hill, Hunter, Maxwell, Orr, Phelan, Semmes, and Wigfad--10. On motion of Mr. Sparrow, the bill was postponed indefinitely. Mr. Wigfad, from the special committee appointed to investigate the duties and privileges of reporters upon the floor of the Senate, submitted a report defining the duties of reporters for the press, and the relations which exi