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Washington, Jan, 29.
--Senate.--Mr. Ring introduced a resolution authorizing the President to accept volunteers for the protection of the public property.

Mr. Wilson introduced a bill for the reorganization of the militia of the District of Columbia.

Mr. Bingham presented a memorial for the repeal of the Fugitive Slave law.

The Pacific Railroad bill was taken up, and a number of amendments proposed; one providing for the northern route was adopted.

Mr. Mason moved to strike out of the bill all portions which appropriated money, with a view of showing that Virginia dissented from making a large debt, when probably all the public debts would shortly be apportioned among the States, and that Virginia would not be held chargeable with any of the sum now appropriated.

The motion was lost

Pending the subject, the Senate


House--The House resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee of Thirty-Three.

Mr. Stevens, of Pennsylvania, agreed with Mr. Pryor, that no compromise can be effected, and cited the news of yesterday from South Carolina to show it. The Southern States could not be turned from their deliberate action by soft words or tears. He opposed the right of secession.

Mr. Harris, of Md., denied the constitutionality of the right of secession. He expressed the belief that not a corporal's guard in Maryland favored disunion. Faults had been committed on both sides, but Southern politicians fostered disunion, as affording a new sphere for their defeated ambition in the Union. He favored Crittenden's resolutions.

Mr. Winslow, of N. C., defended Southern rights, and reviewed the proceedings of the committee. He said the North ultimately designed the total abrogation of slavery, and without quarter, and it could not be expected the South would remain in the Union.

Mr. Van Wyck denounced secession, but counseled conciliation.

No action was had.


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