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Congressional. Washington, Dec. 21,-- House.--The Speaker laid before the House a letter, signed by Messrs. Boyce, McQueen, Ashmore and Bonham, of South Carolina, saying that they take the earliest opportunity since the reception of official intelligence that the people of South Carolina, in their sovereign capacity, have resumed the powers they have heretofore delegated to the Federal Government, to dissolve their connection with the House of Representatives. In taking leave of their late associates in Congress, they express feelings of respect, and the hope that they may continue to enjoy friendly relations. The letter was ordered to be printed. Mr. Morris, of Ill., offered a resolution looking to an investigation of the recent abstraction of funds by Bailey, of the Interior Department; but withdrew it. The Committee of Ways and Means reported the Army Appropriation bill; which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The bill providing for a Metropolitan po