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Argument of Reverdy Johnson on the test oath. --In the United States Supreme Court, to-day, pending, the case exports A. H. Garland, of Arkansas, asking to be allowed to practice as a counsellor, Hon. Reverdy Johnson delivered the following aHon. Reverdy Johnson delivered the following argument against the constitutionality of the Congressional test oath: "There being no antecedent government to our own, it is necessary to look into the Constitution itself to see what powers were originally conferred upon Congress. These beind for treason after having been pardoned. If this was true of one class of crimes, it was true of all others. " Mr. Johnson quoted from various judicial opinions to fortify the points of argument by him presented. In conclusion, Mr. JohnMr. Johnson spoke as follows, whilst the most impressive silence was preserved: "Will the Court indulge me with a word or two more? Every right-minded man — every man who has within his bosom a heart capable of human sympathy — who is not dead to all