Meeting of the next Congress.

Yesterday the House of Representatives disposed of the bill fixing the time of meeting of the next Congress by concurring in the Senate bill designating the first Monday in May as the day for the assembling of that body. The Constitution fixes the first Monday in December as the day for the regular meeting of Congress, but it was deemed necessary, in the present and prospective exigencies of our affairs, that the incoming Congress should convene at an earlier day than that set apart by the Constitution. The term of the present Congress will expire on the 18th of next month, but if required the newly elected Congress may be called in extra session by the President during the interim that will exist until the regular day of meeting.

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