In the Senate.
on Wednesday, Mr. Yancey
submitted a joint resolution of thanks to Gen. G. T. Beauregard
, and the officers and soldiers under his command in the battle in Charleston harbor
on the 7th inst. Referred to the Committee
of Military Affairs.
bill explanatory of the act authorizing the President
to accept and place in the service regiments and battalions heretofore raised composed of persons liable to conscription was passed.
Also, the Senate bill authorizing the Secretary of the Navy
to lease a site, with or without buildings, near the city for a laboratory, etc.
A report from the committee of conference on the Exemption bill was postponed until to day, at 12 M.
The report of the committee of conference on the copyright question was agreed to.
In the House.
Senate bills to abolish supernumerally offices in the Quartermaster
and Commissary Departments, and to abolish all posts of delivery in the Confederate States
, were appropriately referred.
The bill to refund to the State of Alabama
the sum paid for the gunboat Florida
Several other reports from the Committee of Claims were made.
The Exemption bill, as reported from the Committee of Conference, was then taken up. After some discussion, the bill was postponed until Friday next, and ordered to be printed.