Thursday, March 19, 1863.
Senate.—The Senate met at 12 o'clock, Mr. Hunter, of Va., in the chair. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Duncan, of the M. E. Church.
The Senate took up for consideration the bill for the condemnation of cotton.
On motion of Mr. Hill, of Ga., the same was transferred to the secret calendar.
The Senate then took up the bill to establish the Court of Claims.
The bill was read by sections, and the first section was adopted. The second section was then read; ponding the consideration of which.
On motion of Mr. Johnson, of Ark., the Senate resolved itself into secret session.
House of Representatives.—Immediately after the reading of the journal the House went into secret session, and resumed the consideration of the Tax bill.