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It will be recollected, that W. C. Johnson, of Mary land, Dec.7, moved the temporary adoption of the old rules, with the gag,and making the new rules, reported by the committee, with the new gag, the special order of the day for Dec. 9. The old rules were adopted with that understanding, by vote of 97 to 95. On Dec. 9, the House adjourned on account of the decease of one of the members, and on the next day, Friday, Mr. Johnson moved that the report on the rules be laid on the table, and it was done - yeas 96, nays 88. So it lies on the table, whence it cannot be taken except by a vote of two thirds! In the mean time, the old gag operates with full force. The House then adjourned till Monday. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1841. In the House of Representatives, the presentation of petitions was the first business order. Mr. Adams, nothing daunted by the still existing rules of the last session, presented a petition asking the abolition of slavery and the Slave trade, in the Territory of Florida. This was of course excluded by the rules, whereon Mr. A. had a hard battle with the Speaker, the latter refusing to direct the clerk to endorse the petiton with the words "not receiveable." Mr. Adams next presented a petition, asking the repeal of the 21st rule, and moved its reference to a Select Committee. A motion to lay the motion of reference on the table, was lost by a vote of 87 to 92. There not being a full House, this could not be considered a test vote; so the question recurring on the motion to refer, a call of the House was demanded by Mr. Rhett, and ordered. On the roll being called, 193 members answered, when all further proceedings in the call were dispensed with. A point of order was then raised,"that the petition having caused debate, must lie over one day," which being pressed, the petition lies over. Mr. Adams presented a number of other petitions on the subject of abolition, some of which were refused under the rule, while several others, containing other subjects besides abolition were laid over on the motion to refer them to a select committee, and on notice given of an intention to debate the question of reference. Among these petitions were several praying for the recognition of the independence of Hayti, and remonstrating against the annexation of Texas to the Union- Texas, Mr. A. said had very properly been repudiated by this Government, rejected, so that there was no danger from that quarter ; but as these petitioners seemed to think differently, he would move the reference of the petitions. Abolition petitions, and petitions which contained other subjects besides abolition were presented by Messrs. Saltonstall, Fillmore, Hunt, Barnard, Gates, and John F. LIoyd; which were received, and treated in like manner. Nothing of importance has taken place in Congress in reference to the currency or the financial affairs of the nation.