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ad interim, shall provide over the body during the absence of the President and President pro tempore, and while he shall thus preside, his powers and duties shall be the same as those of the President or President pro tempore. The amendment was agreed to, and under it, Mr. Graham, of North Carolina, was appointed President pro tempore ad interim of the Senate. On motion, by Mr. Semmes, this action of the Senate was ordered to be communicated to the House of Representatives. Mr. Dortch, of North Carolina, offered a resolution, which was agreed to, that the Committee on the Judiciary inquire into the expediency of making reputation prima facie evidence of the fact of desertion in all prosecutions under the act to prevent the procuring, aiding and assisting persons to desert. Mr. Henry, of Tennessee, introduced a bill, which was referred to the Military Committee, to provide for receiving volunteer troops for the war. It provides that, within three months east of the