Washington July 9.
--In the House of Representatives the following resolution was adopted:
That the House
, during extraordinary session, will only consider bills and resolutions concerning military and naval affairs, and financial affairs connected therewith.
All other matters, except raising revenue, shall be referred, without debate, to the proper committees to be considered at the next session.
offered the following:
That it shall be no part of the duty of the army to capture and return fugitive slaves, and the Judiciary Committee are directed to inquire into the expediency of repealing the fugitive slave law.
In view of prohibiting the consideration of peace propositions, the vote on restricting the business to war matters was reconsidered and again adopted.
On the motion to amend, by allowing the consideration of judiciary questions, the vote was again reconsidered, and thus amended was again adopted.
The proceedings are thus confined to our revenue and judiciary matters.
A Cavordish committee of five has been appointed, with power to send for persons and papers, to investigate the details of army contracts, and with the privilege of reporting at all times.
In the House
a bill was passed appropriating six millions of dollars to relieve distress in the army.
The President has been called on for the correspondence with Spain
relative to San Domingo
Senate.--A bill has been passed remitting the duties on arms.
, of Illinois
, delivered an eulogy on the death of Judge Douglas