Prayer by Rev. Dr. Minnegerode, of the Episcopal Church.
The Chair laid before the Senate the petition of adjutants of certain Georgia regiments asking increase of rank or to be put in the line of promotion. Referred to the Military Committee.
House bill to regulate the pay and mileage of members, and the compensation of officers of the Senate and House of Representatives, was reported adversely from the Finance Committee, and was placed on the calendar.
The Senate then resumed consideration of the bill to define and punish conspiracy against the Confederate States, the pending question being on the adoption of an amendment proposed by the Judiciary Committee. After a long discussion, which consumed most of the day, the amendment was adopted and the bill passed. Yeas, 10; nays, 7.
On motion, by Mr. Hill, the Senate resolved into secret session.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House was called to order at the usual hour. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Jeter.
A joint resolution, defining the position of the Confederate States and declaring their determination to prosecute the war until the independence of the South is acknowledged, was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
A bill to provide for the impressment of free negroes and slaves to work on the fortifications and other public works was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.
A resolution, proposing the adjournment of both Houses from Saturday, the 24th instant, to the 2d of January, 1865, was indefinitely postponed.
The sequestration bill was then taken up and discussed; after which the House adjourned.