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House of Representatives. Thursday, April 10, 1862. The House met at 12 o'clock, and was opened with prayer by Rev. Mr. Stewart. Journal of yesterday read. Mr. Jones, of Tenn., moved to suspend the rules so as to proceed with the call of the committees. Mr. Wright, of Texas, asked leave of absence for his colleague, Mr. Herber; which was granted. Mr. Welch, of Miss., asked leave of absence for his colleague, Mr. Clapp; which was also granted. Mr. Foster, of Ala., submitted a paper in relation to a Government directory; which was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. Mr. Gartrell, of Ga., introduced a bill to confer the rights of citizenship upon Barnett Phillips, of Georgia. Referred. Mr. Conrad, of La., offered a resolution in relation to the appointment of an additional number of cadets. Referred to Military Committee. Also, a resolution requiring the Military Committee to inquire into the expediency of conferring some badge of distin
s, of which the public has already been apprised. The vote in the Federal Senate on the bill to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia resulted, year 29, nays 14--the following persons voting against the measure: Bayard of Delaware, Camille of Virginia, Davis of Kentucky, Henderson of Missouri, Kennedy of Maryland, Latham of California, McDougall of California, Nesmith of Oregon, Powell of Kentucky, Sansbury of Delaware, Starke of Oregon, Willey of Virginia, Wilson of Missouri, and Wright of Indiana. We make up the following summary of war news: From Fortress Monroe. Fortress Monroe, April 2. --The weather to-day is clear and pleasant, and everything is progressing in the most satisfactory manner. The rebels fired several shots from Sewell's Point last night, on the transports in the harbor, some of the shells falling within fifty feet of a vessel loaded with horses. The steamboats conveying troops to Newport News were repeatedly fired into from Sewall'