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Confederate States Congress.

The Senate met at 12 o'clock M. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Ryland, of the African Church.

Mr. Maxwell, of Fla., presented a joint resolution of the Legislature of Florida recommending the stoppage of all exportation of cotton by private enterpise during the war. Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Sparrow, from the Military Committee, reported back, with verbal amendments, the bill for the relief of Kentucky troops.--The bill was considered, and then laid upon the table, and ordered to be printed.

The bill authorizing the appointment of a Third Auditor of the Treasury was taken up and passed.

The bill to organize troops to serve during the war, was taken up and considered, and, upon the motion of Mr. Sparrow, laid upon the table till Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Semmes, of La., the Senate adjourned.

The House was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Duncan.

Mr. Staples, of Va., offered a resolution requesting the President, if not incompatible with the public interest, to furnish the House with the report of Brig. Gen. Echols of the battle of Droop Mountain.

Mr. Goode, of Va., offered a resolution that the Judiciary Committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the act regulating impressments as to relieve from impressment as much grain, &c., as may be required for the non-producing classes of the country.

Mr. Miller, of Va., offered a resolution that the Committee on Hospitals inquire why wounded officers are charged $2 a day for board at the officers' hospital in this city.

Mr. Boundinot, the delegate from the Territory of Cherokee, introduced a bill for the appropriation of $100,000 in lieu of the interest on Southern stocks due to the Cherokee nation, which the Confederate Government have pledged itself to collect. The bill was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Chilton, of Ala., offered a resolution in reference to the collection of the tax in kind, and whether the same may not be gathered and garnered by citizens above the conscript age, instead of by Government officers and young men as at present.

Mr. Curry, of Ala., introduced a bill to authorize chaplains, in certain cases, to draw forage for one horse. Referred to the Military Committee.

Mr. Lewis, of Ga., offered a joint resolution with reference to the appraisement of railroad iron, which was referred to the Committee on Claims.

Mr. Bruce, of Ky., introduced a bill to furnish horses to certain soldiers, which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Clapp, of Miss., presented a bill to mend the act to prevent frauds in the Quartermaster and Commissary Departments, which was referred to the committee on these departments.

Mr. Wright, of Texas, presented a bill on the subject of impressments, which was referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Mr. Gartrell, of Ga., reported back from the Judiciary Committee a bill upon the same subject, which was placed upon the calendar and ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Heiskell, the House went into secret session for the consideration of a message from the President.

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