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Associated Press dispatches.
Congressional.

Washington, December 18.
--Senate--Mr. Guthrie presented a remonstrance from certain citizens of Louisiana against the reception of Messrs. Hahn and Butler as Senators from Louisiana. Ordered to be laid on the table.

Mr. Foote presented a resolution providing for the payment to the widow of the late Senator Collamer the amount due him at the time of his death.

Mr. Wilson called up Senate bill to repeal all laws in the late insurrectionary States based on the distinction of color or race; pending the discussion of which the Senate adjourned.

House.--Mr. Schenck, from the Committee of Military Affairs, reported a joint resolution requesting the President to suspend any further order mustering out the officers of the veteran reserve corps until Congress shall have time to consider what disposition to make of it. Passed.

Mr. Farnsworth moved to refer his resolution, heretofore offered, declaring that colored soldiers should be entitled to equal rights and privileges as American citizens, to the select committee of fifteen.

Mr. Chandler, of New York, opposed the proposition, contending that this is a white man's government, and that these propositions toward negro equality only inflame sectional passions instead of subduing them. The resolution was referred.

The House concurred in the amendment of the Senate to the joint resolution for the appointment of a select committee of fifteen to consider the condition of the late Confederacy.

Both Houses passed a bill prohibiting the importation of cattle, so as to prevent the spread of the cattle disease.

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