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Congressional.

Washington, Feb. 27.
--Senate.--Mr. Powell moved to take up the Crittenden resolutions, which had been delayed for several weeks because the Peace Conference was in session, and he believed there was a plan on foot on the part of the Republicans to prevent any the conclusion by the Conference. As a proof of this he would read letters from the Senators from Michigan to the Governor of that State, advising the appointment of delegates to the Conference to prevent its action splitting the Republican party. One of the letters concludes thus:

‘ "The Union will not be worth a rush without a little blood-letting."

Mr. Chandler said these letters were substantially correct.

The Committee of Conference reported they had agreed on the Tariff bill, and it now stands passed.

The Army bill was then read a third time and passed.

A communication from the Peace Conference. was read.

Mr. Crittenden moved its reference to a select committee, to report to-morrow. Agreed to.

The Postal Appropriation bill was reported.

The Senate then went into Executive session.

House.--A resolution was adopted, appointing a committee to ascertain if Russell paid money, directly or indirectly, to the United States officials, or others, to assist him in obtaining Government contracts, &c.

The report of the Committee of Thirty-Three was resumed, and several amendments, including Kellogg's and Crittenden's, rejected. The 1st and 2d resolutions were then adopted — the latter including the force clause. The 3d resolution was amended, as follows:

‘ "No amendment shall be made to the Constitution, which will authorize or give Congress the power to abolish or interfere with the domestic institutions of any State, including that of persons held to servitude or labor by the laws of said State."

’ Pending the resolution, as adopted, the House adjourned.

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