The packet-ship Independence, which sailed from New York on the
10th, the day after the Great Western, arrived in Liverpool on Thurs- day; but without bringing a copy of the President's Message to the Congress. The state of the roads from the fall of snow had prevented the arrival of a sufficient number of members at Washington on the 7th to constitute the Houses. In the House of Representatives there was a quorum, but not in the Senate. An adjournment to the 8th, therefore, took place. The papers brought by the Independence do not contair. any news of importance.