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From the Wed., Aug. 20, 1862 issue

SENATE.

Richmond, August 19, 1862.

The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock M. by Vice-President Stephens, and opened with prayer by Rev. L. W. Susley, of the Second Baptise Church.

Mr. Clay, of Ala, gave notice that he would at an early, day ask to bring in a bill to be entitled "An act to punish and repress the importation of counterfeit Confederate Treasury notes by our enemies."

On motion of Mr. Hunter, of Va., to much of the President's Message superiors to finances post officer, post roads, and Indian affairs, was referred to the appropriate committees.

On motion of Mr. Sparrow, of La., so much of the Message as refers to navel affairs was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Semmes, of La., so much of the Message as refers to military affairs was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Brown, of Mo., in order to allow the committees time to prepare business, the Senate adjourned to 12 o'clock Wednesday.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Tuesday, August 19, 1862.

House met at 12 o'clock, and its session opened with prayer by Bishop Early. Journal of yesterday road.

The Speaker announced the business in order the resolution of Mr. Foote, of Tenn., for a change of the rules, so as to require a majority of the House to go into secret session. A substitute was offered by Mr. Chilton, of Alabama, and after a suspension of the rules, and some discussion by Messrs. Foote, Jones, Chilton, Gray, Lyons, and Perkins, the vote was taken by ayes and noes on the substitute of Mr. Chilton, and resulted, ayes 5d, noes 14.

MESSAGE AND ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS.

The House, on motion of Mr. Jones, of Tenn., resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, with a view to take up the President's message and accompanying documents, Mr. Curry, of Ala., in the chair.

A resolution was offered by Mr. Jones, of Tenn., referring the message and documents to appropriate committees, but before it was acted upon the committee rose.

A resolution was offered by Mr. Heiskell. of Tenn., to remove the injunction of secrecy from the proceedings of the House on the Conscription bill. The resolution was adopted.

On motion, the House adjourned.