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Confederate States Congress. The proceedings of the Senate yesterday, were opened with prayer by the Rev. J. L. Burrows. Mr. Johnson, of Ark., introduced a joint resolution of thanks to Gen
Senate bill to amend the act "to establish the Judicial Courts of the Confederate States of America," was referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Senate bill to authorize the Preside he war, was also passed.
Senate bill providing that all citizens and residents of the Confederate States owing military service to the Confederate States who shall, without the written permissionConfederate States who shall, without the written permission of the President, go into the lines of the enemy, shall be held to be absconding to avoid military service, and shall be declared alien enemies and their property confiscated, was considered and pass aptured by our armies and the free negro troops of the enemy who were not residents of the Confederate States when the war commenced.
On motion of Mr. Russell, of Va., they were postponed and mad
Confederate States Congress. The proceedings of the Senate yesterday, were opened with prayer by the Rev. J. L. Burrows. Mr. Johnson, of Ark., introduced a joint resolution of thanks to Gen. E. Kirby Smith and the officers and men under his command, for the battle of Richmond, Kentucky, which were passed unanimously. The special order, the bill to limit and define the term of office of the heads of executive departments, was on motion of Mr. Clay, postponed till the following day. Mr. Henry, of Tenn., introduced a bill to establish the Confederate flag. Put on the calendar. House bill to facilitate the collection of the claims of deceased soldiers, was referred to the Judiciary Committee. The Senate, on motion of Mr. Hill, of Ga., receded from its amendment to the House bill fixing the salaries of the clerks of Government depositories. House joint resolution for the relief of Major William F. Hines, was considered and concurred in. Senate bill