Washington, Feb. 18.>
--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.
--District of Columbia business was discussed and disposed of.
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.
, 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.
, of Md.
, made an anti-secession speech, but advocated conciliation.
He was willing to accept a reasonable compromise.
'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.