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From the Fri., Dec. 09, 1864 issue

SENATE.

Thursday, December 8, 1864.

Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Edwards, of the Methodist Church.

Mr. Orr offered a resolution, which was agreed to, extending to General Joseph E. Johnston the privileges of the floor of the Senate during his sojourn in the city.

Mr. Orr submitted, for consideration, a resolution of concurrence that the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on adjourning their respective Houses on Tuesday, the 20th instant, adjourn them to meet again on Monday, the 10th of January next.

Senate bill to amend the act to increase the efficiency of the army by the employment of negroes was reported adversely by the Military Committee.

Mr. Sparrow, from the same, reported, with an amendment, by way of a substitute, the bill to repeal, in part, the act to regulate the destruction of property under military necessity. The bill and amendment were ordered to be printed.

Mr. Semmes, from the Judiciary Committee, reported back, with an amendment, House bill to define and punish conspiracy against the confederate States. The bill and amendment were ordered to be printed.

The Senate then resumed the consideration of the Senate bill to provide supplies for the army and to prescribe the mode of impressment.

After discussion, on motion, by Mr. Watson, of Mississippi, the bill was recommitted to the Judiciary Committee.

Senate resolutions relative to the seizure of the Florida were passed.

Senate joint resolution authorizing the President to appoint a commissioner to Brazil was passed.

On motion, by Mr. Sparrow, the Senate resolved into secret session; and the doors being opened, the Senate adjourned.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House met at the usual hour. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Moore.

The Chair laid before the House a communication from the Secretary of War giving estimates of funds needed to meet a deficiency in the appropriation to pay the clerks in the War Department. Referred.

Also, one from the Secretary of the Treasury giving information called for by the House relative to the payment of State claims for property illegally impressed. Ordered to be printed and referred to the special committee on the subject.

The House resumed the consideration of the special order, being the bill to provide for the sequestration of the property of citizens of the Confederacy who have left the country to avoid military duty.

The morning hour having expired, Mr. Russell moved a secret session, which motion prevailed.

Having re-opened, the House adjourned.