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-The United States Supreme Court to-day was crowded with attorneys to hear the important argument of Mr. Carpenter, of Wisconsin, advocating the re-admission of Mr. Garland to practice on the ground that the President's pardon restored the petitioner to all his civil and political rights. Although he (Carpenter) sustained the President in suppressing the rebellion, now that the war was over, he was perfectly willing to take by the hand his "re-constructed" brethren. He contended that the test oath was unconstitutional. Attorney-General Speed, replying, argued that Congress has the right to fix the qualification for office, and that though a pardon removed the consequences of crime, it was not a key to unlock the Government offices. Mr. Garland was no more restored to pardon than were those who took part in the rebellion to the offices they previously occupied under the United States Government. Reverdy Johnson will continue the argument next Friday for the petitioner.