Senate.—The Senate was called to order at 11 o'clock A. M., Mr. Hunter, of Va., in the chair Prayer by Rev. Jas. A. Duncan, of the Methodist Church.
The consideration of the bill to organize the Supreme Court of the Confederate States was resumed, the pending question being on the adoption of the amendment of Mr. Clay, of Ala., repealing the 45th and 46th sections of the act of the Provisional Congress, approved March 16th, 1861.
Mr. Yancey proceeded to address the Senate at some length in favor of the proposed amendment of Mr. Clay. He spoke from 11 o'clock till a few minutes of 3 o'clock.
Mr. Orr called the previous question, which he withdrew in order to allow Mr. Phelan to submit a closing argument. The bill was then informally passed over.
The Senate were notified that the House of Representatives had disagreed to the amendment of the Senate to a bill authorizing the impressment of private property for the use of the army and other military purposes; and that it desired a committee of conference and had appointed Messrs. Holcombe, of Va., Chilton, of Ala., and Garland, of Ark., said committee on their behalf. Messrs. Haynes, Wigfall, and Caperton were appointed the committee on behalf of the Senate.
Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, by leave, reported a bill to regulate the supplies of clothing to enlisted men of the navy during the war, which was ordered to its engrossment and passed.
A message was received from the President, which, according to his request, was considered in secret session.
House of Representatives.—The House met at 12 o'clock, and was opened with prayer by Rev. Bishop Early.
The Chair laid before the House Senate bill relative to the bonds of Quartermasters and Commissaries of the Confederate States. Read first and second times, and referred to Committee on Quartermaster and Commissary Departments.
Also, Senate bill for the benefit of certain claimants for postal service. Referred to Committee on Post-Offices.
Mr. Royston, of Ark., moved that when the House adjourns to-day it adjourn to meet at 11 o'clock.
On this motion the ayes and noes were called, and resulted—ayes 38 noes 13. No quorum voting, a call of the House was ordered, and it was ascertained that sixty members were present. The motion to meet at 11 o'clock to-morrow was agreed to.
Mr. Conrad, of La., moved to suspend the rule requiring the House to resume the consideration of the Tax bill, with a view to enable him to report back a bill referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. The motion did not prevail.
On motion of Mr. Royston, the House went into secret session on the Tax bill.