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Confederate States Congress. The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock M. by Mr. Hunter, President pro tem. The proceedings were opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Duncan, of the Methodist Church. Mr. Caperton, of Va., presented joint resolutions of the General Assembly of Virginia recommending the increase of pay to cavalrymen for the use of their horses; the compensation for horses lost in the service, but not in actual battle, and the giving of rations to officers, non-commissioned officers and privates in the army. The resolutions were ordered to be printed. Mr. Caperton, from the Judiciary Committee, reported back the bill to protect Senators and Representatives in Congress from annoyance while travelling in the Confederate States, with a verbal amendment, which was agreed to. The bill was then passed, as follows: The Congress, etc., do enact, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State of the Confederate States to furnish, without application, eac