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Washington, Feb. 18.>
--Senate.--An immense number of memorials for and against compromise were presented.

The tariff bill was up and many amendments adopted.

The only important proposition in the Senate to-day was to reduce the loan bill by $10,000,000.

The body will meet at hereafter.

House.--District of Columbia business was discussed and disposed of.

Private bills were acted upon.

The Standing Military Committee reported a bill authorizing the President to accept the services of volunteers when necessary to execute the laws, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions.

Mr. Bocock, of Va., objected to receiving the bill.

The bill was again brought before the House when the morning hour expired; and

The report of the Committee of Thirty-Three was taken up.

Mr. Webster, of Md., made an anti-secession speech, but advocated conciliation. He was willing to accept a reasonable compromise.

Mr. Sherman's Treasury Note bill was passed. It authorizes the issue of $50 U. S. bonds, at 6 per cent. interest.

The Colorado Territorial bill was passed.

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