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Federal Congress.

Washington, July 16.
--The bogus Virginia Senators have been sworn in.

The House resolution to adjourn on Friday has passed the Senate.

A resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to employ the necessary means to protect the commerce of the United States from privateers, has been passed.

A resolution to call a General Convention of the States, to adjust national difficulties, was tabled by a vote of 92 to 5.

John W. Forney has been elected Secretary of the Senate.

In the Senate, the bill increasing the military establishment, and providing for its reduction at the option of Congress, were passed.

In the House a bill defining and providing a penalty for conspiracy, was passed.

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