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Mr. HOLMAN. I demand the yeas and The joint resolution having been engrossed, desired, the resolution will be considered as nays. was accordingly read the third time.

adopted. The yeas and nays were ordered.

Mr. DAWES demanded the previous ques Mr. LOGAN moved to reconsider the vote The question was taken ; and it was decided tion on the passage of the joint resolution. by which the resolution was adopted ; and also in the negative-yeas 51, nays 107, not voting The previous question was seconded and the moved that the motion to reconsider be laid 38; as follows:

main question ordered; and under the opera on the table.
YEAS-Messrs. Archer, Beck, Biggs, Blair, Brooks, tion thereof the joint resolution was passed. The latter motion was agreed to
Burr, Crebs, Dickinson, Eldridge, Farnsworth, G tz, Mr. DAWES moved to reconsider the vote by
Golladay, Haight, Haldeman, Hamill, Hawkins Hay which the joint resolution was passed; and also

CONTESTED-ELECTION CASES. Jones, Thomas L. Jones, Kelley, Knott, Lash, Lo-moved that the motion to reconsider be laid Mr. PAINE, by unanimous consent, pregan, Marshall, Mayham, McCormick, Moffet, Mun on the table.

sented the following papers ;, which were regen, Niblack, Orth, Potter, Reeves, Rice, Schenck, Stevenson, Strader, Swann, Swceney, Taffe, Trimble,

The latter motion was agreed to.

ferred to the Committee of Elections: Van Horn, Van Trump, Wells, Eugene M. Wilson,

REORGANIZATION OF THE NAVY. ;

Papers in the contested-election case from Winchester, Wood, and Woodward-51.

the first congressional district of Louisiana; NAYS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Armstrong, Asper, Mr. SCOFIELD. I ask unanimous consent Papers in the Arkansas contested-election Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Benjamin, Bennett, Benion, Bingham, Bird, Boles, Boyd, Buffinton, Burdett, Ben

to take from the Speaker's table Senate bill case of Elliott against Rogers; and jamin F. Butler, Roderick R. Butler, Cake, Calkin, No. 24, to reorganize the Navy and Marine corps Papers in the contested-election case of Cessna, Churchill, Amasa Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Con- of the United States, in order that it may be ger, Cullom, Davis, Dawes, Dickey, Dixon, Dockery,

Newsham against Ryan, from the fourth conDonley, Duval, Dyer, Ela, Ferriss, Finkelnburg, referred.

gressional district of Louisiana. Fisher, Fitch, Gilfillan, Griswold, Hambleton, Haw There was no objection; and the bill was ley, Heaton, Hill, Hoar, Hopkins, Hotchkiss, John- | taken up, read a first and second time, and

KENTUCKY CONTESTED-ELECTION CASE.

The SPEAKER, by unanimous consent, laid Lawrence. Loughridge, Lynch, McCrary, 'McGrew, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Mercur, Eliakim H. Moore, Jesse H. Moore, William

before the House depositions in the contestedMoore, Daniel J. Morrell, Samuel P. Morrill, Mor

ORDER OF BUSINESS.

election case of Barnes against Adams, from rissey, Negley. O'Neill, Packard, Packer, Paine, Mr. ARNELL. I demand the regular order is the eighth congressional district of Kentucky; Poland, Pomeroy, Rogers, Roots, Sanford, Sargent, Sawyer, Schumaker, Scofield, Shanks, Slocum, John of business.

which were referred to the Committee of ElecA. Smith, William J. Smith, Worthington C. Smith, Mr. DAWES. The regular order of busi- || tions. William Smyth, Stevens, Stokes, Stoughton, Tanner,

ness would be the business of the morning Tillman, Townsend, Twichell, Tyner, Ward, Cad

LOUISIANA CONTESTED-ELECTION CÁŠE: walader C. Washburn, William B.Washburn, Welker,

hour, and I do not think that the committees Wheeler, Whittemore. Willard, Williams, John T. are yet prepared to report.

The SPEAKER also laid before the House Wilson, Winans, and Witcher-107.

Mr. ARNELL. I withdraw the demand for

the petition of protest of Caleb S. Hunt, con. NOT VOTING-Messrs. Adams, Ambler, Arnell,

testing the election of L. S. Sheldon from the Axtell, Bailey, Bowen, Clarke, Cleveland, Clinton the regular business. L. Cobb, Cowles, Deweese, Ferry, Fox, Garfield,

second congressional district

of Louisiana, and

MINERAL LANDS. Greene, Hale, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kerr, Maynard,

asking that he be not allowed to take his seat McCarthy, McNeely, Morgan, Palmer, Peters, Phelps, Mr. SARGENT, by unanimous consent, upon his present credentials, which was reProsser, Randall, Reading, Sheldon, Joseph S. Smith,

which was Stiles, Stone, Strickland, Upson, Van Auken, Voor: submitted the following resolution ;

ferred to the Committee of Elections. hees, and Wilkinson--38. read, considered, and agreed to:

SOUTII CAPOLINA CONTESTED-ELECTION CASE. So the amendment was disagreed to.

Resolved, that the Secretary of the Interior be directed to inform this House what steps, if any, have

The SPEAKER also laid before the House, The question then recurred on ordering the been taken by the Interior Department to segregate papers in the matter of the contested-election joint resolution to be engrossed and read a mineral lands and prevent their passing to railroad, third time. corporations under grants by Congress which excopt.

from the third congressional district of South Mr. HOLMAN. I call for the reading of such mineral lands; if patents for large bodies of:

Carolina of Hoge against Reed; which were the engrossed resolution.

Lands in the mineral regions of the United States referred to the Committee of Elections. The SPEAKER. That will send the reso

adequate inquiry or knowledge as to their character::|| NORTH CAROLINA ÇONTESTED-ELECTION CASE.

if the whole expense and burden of preşervipg lution to the Speaker's table, as it is not yet known mines has not been devolved on miners, or

The SPEAKER also'laid-before the House, engrossed.

left to chance; and if the system i adopted in the papers in the North Carolida contested-election

issuance of patents for unexplored and unprospected Mr. DAWES. I demand the yeas and nays

case of Boyden against Shober; which were regions does not preclude any definite knowledge of on the question of ordering it to be engrossed the character of the lands conveyed in such patents

referred to the Committee of Electionis. and read a third time.

and involve the loss to the United States of much of
its mineral domain.

SNAKE ÍNDIANS.
The yeas and nays were ordered.
The question was taken ; and it was decided

Mr. SARGENT moved to reconsider the vote The SPEAKER also laid before the House

a communication from the Secretary of the in the affirmative-yeas 100, nays 42, not voting by which the resolution was adopted; and also 54; as follows:

moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on Interior, asking for an appropriation for the the table.

collection and removal of the Snake Indians to YEAS Messrs, Allison, Ames, Armstrong, Asper, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Benton, Bingham, Bird,

The latter motion was agreed to.

the Siletz reservation on the Pacific coast; Boles, Buffinton, Burdett, Roderick R. Butler, Cake,

which was referred to the Committee on Ap. Calkin, Cessna, Churchill, Amasa Cobb, Coburn,

CLERK TO MILITARY COMMITTEE.

propriations. Conger, Davis, Dawes, Deweese, Dickey, Dixon, Mr. LOGAN. I ask unanimous consent to Dockery, Donley, Duval, Dyer, Ela, Farnswortb, Finkelnburg, Fisher, Fitch, Gilfillan, Griswold, Hamsubmit the following resolution.

The SPEAKER also laid before the House a bleton, Hawley, Heaton Hill, Hoar, Hopkins, The Clerk read as follows: Jenckes, Johnson, Judd, Julian, Kelley, Kelsey,

communication from the Secretary of War, rec

Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs
Ketcham, Knapp, Laflin, Lawrence, Loughridge,
Lynch, McCarthy, McCrary, McGrew, Eliakim H.
be entitled to employ a clerk during the Forty-First

ommending that the political disabilities of R. Moore, William Moore, Morrissey, Negley, O'Neill, Congress, who shall receive as compensation six

P. Mayes be removed ; which was referred to Packard, Packer, Paine, Phelpg, Poland, Pomeroy, dollars a day.

the Committee on Reconstruction. Potter, Rogers, Sanford, Sargent, Sawyer, Schu

There was no objection. maker, Scofield, Slocum, William J. Smith, Worth

AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION. Mr. CAKE. I hope that resolution will be ington o. Smith, William Smyth, Stevens, Stoughton, Strickland, Tanner. Tillman, Townsend, Twichreferred to the Committee on Accounts.

The SPEAKER also laid before the House ell, Tyner, Upson, Van Horn, Ward, Cadwalader C. Mr. LOGAN. I do not yield for that motion,

a communication from the Governor of North Washburn, William B. Washburn, Welker, Wheeler; but demand the previous question on the adop- || Carolina, transmitting a true copy of the oriWhittemore, Willard, Williams, Winans, and Witcher-100. tion of the resolution.

ginal joint resolution of the General Assembly NAYS-Messrs. Archer, Beck, Biggs, Blair, Brooks, The previous question was seconded and the of that State ratifying the proposed amend. Burr, Clinton L. Cobb, Cook, Crebs, Dickinson, Eld main question ordered.

ments to the Constitution of the United States, ridge, Getz, Golladay, Haight, Haldeman, Hamill, Hawkins, Hong, Holman, Ingersoll, Alexander H.

The House divided; and there werezayes-støled article fifteen; which was referred to Jones, Thomas L. Jones, Knott, Lash, Marshall, 40, noes 33; no quorum voting.

- the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mayham, McNeely, Moffet, Mungen, Niblack, Orth,
Reeves; Rice, Stevenson, Strader, Swann, Taffe,
The SPEAKER, under the rule, ordered

"MORNING Hour.
Trimble, Van Trump, Wells, Wood, and 'wood: tellers; and appointed Mr. Logan and Mr.
BURR.

Mr. HOLMAN. I demand the regular order NOT VOTING_Messrs. Adams, Ambler, Arnell, Axtell, Bailey Benjamin, Bennett, Bowen, Boyd reported—ayes sixty-eight, noes not counted.

The House again divided; and the tellers

of business.

The SPEAKER. In the morning hour, Benjamin F. Butler, Clarke, Cleveland, Cowles, Cullom, Ferriss. Ferry, Fox, Garfield, Greene, Iale, Mr. BURR. I wish to ask a parliamentary || from Indiana insists upon his demand, the reg.

which will now commence if the gentleman Hamilton, Hay, Hooper, Hotchkiss, Kerr, Logan, question. Does the resolution contemplate

ular order of business will be the call of comgan, Daniel J. Morrell, Samuel P. Morrill, Palmer, the payment to this clerk of a per diem compenShanks, Sheldon, Tobn A. Smith, Joseph's. Smith, present Congress ? Leters, Prosser, Randall, Reading, Roots, Schenck sation of six dollars during the whole of the

mittees for reports; and the Chair presumes

that there are few, if any, committees now Stiles Stokes, Stone, Sweeney, Van Auken,

Voorhees. Wilkinson, Eugene M. Wilson,John T. Wilson, The SPEAKER. The Chair is informed that

ready, if called, to subwit reports.... and Winchester-54. the resolution only provides for the payment

Mr. HOLMAN. Then I do not insist on my So the joint resolution was ordered to be of six

dollars a day during the session of Con

demand. engrossed and read a third time.

CINSPECTION OF IMPORTS. gress. The SPEAKER.

3. Does the gentleman from Mr. BURR. Not having made the call for Mr. Dp by unanimous consentsins Indiana desire to have the sengrossed ,joint, the division, if whoever did will permit me I || duced a bill (H. R: No. 136) to, tegplete the resolution read ?

will withdraw it. Mr. HOLMAN. Not now.

appraisement and inspection of imports in cer The SPEAKER. "No "further count being tain cases, and for other purposes; which was

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R. P. MAYES.

and a

read a first and second time, and referred to

TRANSPORTATION OF MAILS.

has been to surrender the property of persons upon the Committee on Commerce.

presentation of the presidential pardon, and this Mr.. TWICHELL, by unanimous consent, being the exceptional case of its kind in the United ENROLLED BILLS AND RESOLUTION. introduced a bill (H. R. No. 139) in relation

States: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of RepresentMr. BEATTY, from the Committee on En

to the transportation of mails by railroad com atives of the United States of America in Congress rolled Bills, reported that the committee had

panies; which was read a first and second assembled, That the title of the said real estate is examined and found truly enrolled bills and a time, and referred to the Committee on the

restored hereby to the said Blantou Duncan, and the

marshal of said district or any officer in possession is Post Office and Post Roads. joint resolution of the following titles ; when

hereby instructed to surrender the same to the said the Speaker signed the same:

COMMITTEE CLERKS.

Blanton Duncan. An act (S. No. 25) supplementary to an act

The amendments were agreed to.

Mr. CAKE. I am directed by the Commit. entitled "An act to authorize the extension,

Mr. KELSEY. What reason is there for construction, and use of a lateral branch of

tee on Accounts to report the following reso

lution. It will be recollected that a resolution restoring this property to this rebel? If there the Baltimore and Potomac railroad into and within the District of Columbia," approved committee to report at the earliest practicable was adopted by the House instructing that

be no good reason for so doing I shall mové

that the joint resolution be laid upon the table. February 5, 1867;

Mr. BINGHAM. I have this to say on the period what committees should be authorized An act (S. No. 23) for the further security to employ clerks.

subject: it is a leasehold estate and the rents of equal rights in the District of Columbia ;

The Clerk read as follows:

only were condemned by the court. The judge

who pronounced the judgment in the case, Joint resolution (H. R. No. 1) to supply an

Resolved, That pending the action of the Commit- | Judge Ballard, of the district court of the dis

tee on Accounts on the resolution referred to them omission in the enrollment of the act making all resolutions relating to clerks of committees be trict of Kentucky, certifies on the record here appropriations for sundry civil expenses of referred to that committee.

that the amount condemned exceeds the whole the Government for the year ending June 30, Mr. BANKS. I trust that resolution will amount from all other sources in the State of 1870, and for other purposes, approved March not be adopted,

Kentucky. That money has gone into the 3, 1869.

Mr. CAKE. I demand the previous ques Treasury, and the only effect of this joint resoSCHOONER VENILIA. tion.

lution will be to restore to him the possession Mr. TWICHELL, by unanimous consent,

The previous question was seconded and the of the property. It will not restore to him the introduced a bill (H. R. No. 137) for the en

main question ordered; and under the opera rents which have already gone into the Treas

tion thereof the resolution was adopted. roliment and license of the British schooner

ury; and Judge Ballard says very properly that Venilia ; which was read a first and second

Mr. CAKE moved to reconsider the vote by this is an exceptional case. This property is all

which the resolution was adopted ; and also this man has. time, and referred to the Committee on Com

moved that the motion to reconsider be laid Mr. KELSEY. I wish to inquire whether merce, on the table.

this person is not now litigating this case in UNIFICATION OF COINAGE. The latter motion was agreed to.

the courts? Mr. KELLEY. I ask unanimous consent

Mr. BINGHAM. I believe he has brought

RECONSTRUCTION. to introduce the following resolution :

the case up on appeal. I desire to say that a Resolved, That there be printed for the use of the

Mr. PAINE. I ask unanimous consent to similar joint resolution passed the House on House five thousand copies of the letter of E. B. take from the Speaker's table Senate joint res the 27th of February last without a single Eliot, esq., on the subject of the international uni

olution No. 14, amendatory of the joint resolufication of coinage, tránsinitted to the Fortieth Con

objection. gress by Hon. Hugh McCulloch, Secretary of the tion respecting the provisional governments of

Mr. WARD. I want to know of the honor. Treasury, and one thousand copies for the use of the Virginia and Texas, passed at the third session able chairman of the Committee on the JudiTreasury Department

of the Fortieth Congress, for reference to the ciary whether this joint resolution does not Mr. WOOD. I object.

Committee on Reconstruction.
JOINT COMMITTEE ON RETRENCUMEST.
There was no objection; and the joint reso.

propose to restore property to a rebel which

has been confiscated by the Government. If lution was taken up, read a first and second Mr. WELKER. There is a message upon

tbat be so I hope it will be voted down.. time, referred to the Committee on Recon. the Speaker's table from the Senate, asking struction, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. BINGHAM. It proposes to do just for a committee of conference on the disagree

what it states upon its face. I beg leave to

Mr. PAINE moved to reconsider the vote ing votes of the two Houses on a concurrent by which the joint resolution was referred; and

say further, without intending to speak disre. resolution of the House for the appointment also moved that the motion to reconsider be judgment, that under the act of 1862 the court

spectfully of the judge who pronounced the of a joint select Committee on Retrenchment. laid on the table. The amendments of the Senate are as follows:

had no power to pronounce the judgment The latter motion was agreed to.

which it did. Strike out "seven" and insert “three," and strike out " four" and insert "three;" so the resolution

BLANTON DUNCAN.

Mr. MAYNARD. I rise to a point of order. will then read as follows:

Mr. BINGHAM. I ask unanimous consent It occars to me that this is in the nature of an Resolved, (the Senate conenrring) That a joint select Committee on Retrenchment, consisting of

to report back from the Committee on the Ju. || appropriation bill. three members of the Senate and three members of diciary House joint resolution No. 29, for the Mr. BINGHAM. No, sir; it is not in the the House, be appointed by the Presiding Officers relief of Blanton Duncan.

nature of an appropriation bill. of the two Houses, with the same powers and duties as were conferred upon the select Committee on Re

Mr. ARNELL. I object, and call for the Mr. MAYNARD. I make the point of order treochinent in the Thirty-Ninth and Fortieth Con regular order of business.

that the joint resolution is in the nature of an gresses; and to which all matters yet remaining Mr. KELLEY. I move that the House appropriation bill and must, under the rule, updisposed of which were referred to :he Committee

have its first consideration in Comunittee of on Retrenchment of the Fortieth Congrøss shall be adjourn, as the committees are not ready to referred. report.

the Whole on the state of the Union, I ask that the message be taken up and the Mr. BINGHAM. I wish to make a report || point of order, on the ground that the joint

The SPEAKER. The Chair overrules the House reciprocate the request of the Senate

from the Committee on the Judiciary. for a committee of conference.

Mr. KELLEY. Well, then, I withdraw the

resolution is not in the nature of an appropri

ation bill. There was no objection; and it was ordered motion. Mr. WOODWARD. I ask unanimous con

Mr. BINGHAM. This joint resolution re. accordingly. sent to submit a resolution.

stores such of the leasehold as remains to this INSPECTION OF IMPORTS AGAIN.

The rents which have been condemned The' SPEAKER. The regular order of Mr. ALLISON. The gentleman from Illi business has been called for.

will still remai in the Treasury. You have nois (Mr. JUDD) introduced a bill to regulate Mr. FARNSWORTH. I move that the

the judgment of your own officer, Judge Balthe appraisement and inspection of imports in House do now adjourn.

lard, that the judgment pronounced on this certain cases, and for other purposes, which The motion was disagreed to.

man exceeds the gross amount from all other was referred to the Committee on Commerce. The Committee of Ways and Means have that speaker proceeded to call the committees for

The morning hour having commenced, the

persons whatever in the courts of that State in

the way of confiscation for having engaged in subject under consideration, and it should have

the rebellion. This is an uuequal mode of reports. gone to that committee. I move to reconsider Mr. BINGHAM. I am instructed by the

doing justice. It is not becoming this Repubthe vote by which the bill was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary to report back

lic, even when dealing with rebels. Committee on Commerce. House joint resolution No. 29, with two amend

Mr. WARD. Am I right that this is to reMr. JUDD. I move that the motion to re

store property confiscated by the courts, and consider be laid on the table.

ments. The first amendment is to strike out
the word "reinvested" and insert “ restored,"

does the gentleman propose by this to appeal The latter motion was agreed to.

from the decision of the courts? and at the end of the joint resolution to strike

Mr. BINGHAM. It only restores what reARKANSAS AND MISSOURI LEVEES. out the word owner'' and insert" said Blan.

mains of the leasehold estate. Mr. ROOTS, by unanimous consent, intro

ton Duncan ;'! so that the joint resolution will Mr. WARD. It is like restoring the Arlingduced a bill (H. R. No. 138) to provide levees then read as follows:

ton estate. to secure the low lands of Arkansas and Mis Whereas proceedings were instituted in the district Mr. BINGHAM. The Arlington estate has souri from inundation and to encourage the

court of the United States for Kentucky against cersettlement and cultivation thereof; which was

tain real estate, the property of Blanton Duncan; and nothing to do with it.

whereas the said Blanton Duncan was specially par Mr. WARD. It is the entering wedge for read a first and second time, referred to the doned by the President of the United States and can all such cases. Com mittee on Roads and Canals, and ordered several years because of the length

of its docket; and

Mr. BINGHAM. It was a decree condemn. to be printed.

whereas the uniform practice in all other similar cases II ing not the property, but the rents and profits

man,

nays.

of the estate ; and, as I have already stated, The House divided ; and there were-ayes Fitch, Getz, Golladay, Griswold, IIaight, Haldetan, this joint resolution does not propose to restore 50, noes 68.

Hale, Hambleton, Hamill, II olman, Hooper, Jenckes,

Johnson, Alexander H. Jones. Thomas L. Jones, any of the rents and profits of this leasehold Mr. KELSEY demanded the yeas

and

nays, Kelley, Knott, Lash, Marshall, Mayham, McCarthy, estate which have been confiscated. and tellers on the yeas and nays.

McCormick, McNeely, Moffet, Morgan, Daniel J. Mr.WARD. But this joint resolution restores Tellers were not ordered ; and the yeas and

Morrell, Samuel P. Morrill, Morrissey, Niblack,

Peters, Potter, Reeves, Rice, Rogers, Sargent, Schuthe property to him. nays were not ordered.

maker, Slocum, John A. Smith, Joseph S. Smith, Mr. BINGHAM. It restores the possession Mr. BINGHAM. I withdraw the demand Worthington C. Smith, Stevenson, Strader, Swann, of the estate ; but it does not refund any for the previous question, to allow my friend

Sweeney, Tanner, Trimble, Twichell, Van Auken,

Van Trump, Cadwalader C. Washburn, William B. money. from Pennsylvania to submit an amendment to

Washburn, Wells, Eugene M. Wilson, Winchester, Mr. WARD. It restores what has been con the joint resolution.

Wood, and Woodward-78. fiscated, and I do not see the point of the gen

Mr. SCOFIELD. I move to add the fol. NAYS–Messrs. Armstrong, Arnell, Asper, Beatty,

Benton, Boles, Buflinton, Burdett, Roderick R. Buttleman's remarks. lowing proviso :

ler, Cessna, Clarke, Amasa Cobb, Coburn, Conger, Mr. BINGHAM. Of course the gentleman

Provided, That said Duncan release all claim for Cullom. Dickey, Donley, Duval, Dyer, Ela, Ferdoes not see it. Let him point to a statute

rents or use of said property prior to the passage of riss, Pinkelnburg, Hawkins, Hawley, Ilay, Hoar, this joint resolution.

Hopkins, Julian, Kelsey, Knapp, Lougbridge, Maythat justifies or affords any colorable pretext

nard, McCrary, McGrew, Mercur, William Moore, for the existing judgment.

Mr. BINGHAM. I renew the demand for Negley, Orth, Packard, Packer, Paine, Palmer, PomMr. MAYNARD. Has he not appealed to

the previous question on the joint resolution eroy. Sawyer, Scofield, William Smyth, Stevens, the Supreme Court? and amendment.

Strickland, Taffe. Tillman, Townsend, Tyner, Van

Horn, Ward, Welker, Whittemore, Wilkinson, WilMr. "BINGHAM. In the present state of

Mr. ARNELL. I move that the joint res lard, John T. Wilson, Winans, and Witcher-61. business before the Supreme Court they will

olution and amendment be laid on the table. NOT VOTING-Messrs. Adams, Allison, Ambler, not be able to try it for four or five years to

The House divided; and there were-ayes

Ames, Bailey, Beaman, Benjamin, Bennett, Bowen.

Boyd, Cleveland, Clinton L. Cobb, Cowles, Dixon, come; and I am not in favor of tying up the 36, noes 71.

Dockery, Farnsworth, Ferry, Fox, Garfield, Gil61

Mr. ARNELL demanded the proceeds of this man's leasehold estate untii

yeas
and
nays.

lan, Greene, Hamilton, Heaton, Hill, Hoag, Hotch

kiss, Ingersoll, Judd, Kerr. Ketcham, Laflin, Lavthe expiration of its term.

The yeas and nays were ordered.

rence, Logan, Lynch, Eliakim H. Moore, Jesse H. Mr. WARD. Is it a unanimous report from

The question was taken ; and it was decided Moore, Mungen, O'Neill, Phelps, Poland, Prosser, the Committee on the Judiciary? in the negative-yeas 60, nays 80, not voting

Randall, Reading, Roots, Sanford, Schenck, Shanks,

Sheldon, William J. Smith, Stiles, Stokes, Stone, Mr. BINGHAM. Yes, sir ; and I will add 56; as follows:

Stoughton, Upson, Voorhees, Wheeler, and Wilthat a similar joint resolution passed this House

YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Arnell, Asper, Beatty, liams-57.

Benjamin, Benton, Builinton, Burdett, Roderick R. on February 27 last without a division. I now

So the House ordered the main question to Butler, Cessna, Clarke, Amasa Cobb, Coburn, Conger, demand the previous question. Cullom, Dickey, Donley, Duval, Dyer, Ela, Ferriss,

be now put. Mr. KELSEY. I move that the joint reso

Finkelnburg, Gilfillan, llawkins, Hawley, Hay, Hoar, Mr. MAYNARD moved that the House do

Julian, Kelsey, Knapp, Loughridge, Maynard, Mc. lution be laid on the table.

now adjourn. Crary, McGrew, Mercur, William Moore, Negley, Mr. MAYNARD. If the House refuse to Orth, Packard, Pomeroy, Sanford, Sargent, Sawyer,

The House divided; and there were-ayes Scofield, William J. Smith, William Smyth, Stevens, 57, noes 60. lay the joint resolution on the table will it not

Strickland, Tillman, Townsend, Tyner, Van Horn, Mr. MAYNARD demanded the yeas and then be in order to move that the bill be re Ward, Welker, Whittemore. Wilkinson, Willard, ferred to the Committee of the Whole on the

Williams, John T. Wilson, and Witcher---60.

NAYS- Messrs. Archer, Axtell, Banks. Beck, state of the Union?

The yeas and nays were ordered. Biggs, Bingham, Bird, Blair, Brooks, Burr, Benja Mr. BINGHAM. This will come up the first The SPEAKER. It will be in order if the min F. Butler, Cake, Calkin, Churchill, Cook, Crebs, House do not second the demand for the preDavis, Dawes, Deweese, Dickinson, Dixon, Eldridge,

thing to-morrow as the unfinished business; Farnsworth, Ferry, Fitch, Getz, Golladay, Griswold, vious question.

and if the gentleman will withdraw the demand IIaight, Hale, Hambleton, Hamill, Holman, Ilooper, The House divided ; and there were-ayes Hopkins, Jenckes, Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, Kel

for the yeas and nays I will consent to an 41, noes 59. ley, Knott, Lynch, Marshall, Mayham, McCarthy,

adjournment. Mr. KELSEY. I demand the yeas and

McCormick, McNeely, Moffet, Morgan Daniel J, Mr. MAYNARD. I withdraw the demand

Morrell, Samuel P. Morrill, Morrissey, Niblack, for the yeas and nays. nays.

Peters, Poland, Potter, Reeres, Rice, Rogers, Roots,
The yeas and nays were ordered.
Schumaker, Slocum, Joseph S. Smith, Worthington

And then (at half past four o'clock p. m.)
C. Smith, Stevenson, Strader, Swann, Sweeney, Tan the House adjourned.
The question was taken ; and it was decided ner, Trimble, Twichell, Upson, Van Auken, Van
in the negative-yeas 64, nays 81, not voting

Trump, Cadwalader C. Washburn, William B. Wash

burn, Wells, Eugene M. Wilson, Winchester, Wood, 51; as follows: and Woodward-30.

PETITIONS, ETC. YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Armstrong, Arnell, Asper,

NOT VOTING-Messrs. Adams, Ambler, Ames, The following petitions, &c., were presented Beatty, Benjamin, Benton, Boles, Boyd, Buflinton, Armstrong, Bailey, Beaman, Bennett, Boles, Bowen,

under the rule, and referred to the appropriate Roderick R. Butler, Cesena, Clarke. Amasa Cobb, Boyd, Cleveland, Clinton L. Cobb, Cowles, Dockery, Clinton L. Cobb, Conger, Dickey, Donley, Duval, Fisher, Fox, Garfield, Greene, Haldeman, Hamilton,

committees: Dyer, Ela, Ferriss, Finkelnburg, Hawkins, Hawley. Heaton, Ilill, Hong, Hotchkiss, Ingersoll, Alexander By Mr. COBB, of Wisconsin : The petition Hay, Hoar. Alexander H. Jones, Julian, Kelsey, II. Jones, Judd, Kerr, Ketcham, Laflin, Lash, Law

of Alexander Innis, of Fairfax county, Virginia, Knapp. Laflin, Loughridge, Maynard, McCrary, MC rence, Logan, Eliakim H. Moore, Jesse H. Moore, Grew, Mercur, Eliakim H. Moore, William Moore, Mungen, O'Neill, Packer, Paine, Palmer, Phelps,

for removal of disabilities. Orth, Packard, Packer, Paine, Pomeroy, Sanford, Prosser, Randall, Reading, Schenck, Shanks, Shol By Mr. DICKINSON: The petition of Albert Sargent, Sawyer, Scofield, John A. Smith, William don, John A. Smith. Stiles, Stokes, Stone, Stoughton, J. Smith, William Smyth, Strickland, Taffe, Till Taffe, Voorhees, Wheeler, and Winans-56.

G. Sutton, late a captain of the fifteenth regi. man, Townsend, Tyner, Van Horn, Ward, Welker, So the House refused to lay the joint reso.

ment United States infantry in the war with Whittemore, Wilkinson, Willard, Williams, and Witcher--61. lution and amendment on the table.

Mexico, asking to be restored to the invalid NAYS–Messrs, Archer, Axtell, Banks, Beck, Mr. DICKEY. I move that the House do

pension-roll. Bingham, Bird, Blair, Brooks, Burr, Benjamin F.

By Mr. FINKELNBURG: The petition of now adjourn. Butler, Cake, Calkin, Churchill, Coburn, Cook, Crebs, Davis, Dawes, Deweese, Dickinson, Dixon. Eld

Mr. BINGHAM. If the House should now

A. Bush and others, citizens of St. Louis, Mis.

souri, praying for the repeal of duties on foreign ridge. Farnsworth, Ferry, Fitch, Getz, Golladay, 1 adjourn will not this come up as the first busiGriswold, Haight, IIaldeman, Hambleton, Ilamill,

barley. Hoag. Holman, Hooper, Hopkins. Jenckes, Johnson, ness in the morning ?

By Mr. JOHNSON: A memorial of settlers Thomas L. Jones, Judd, Kelley, Knott. Lash, Lynch,

The SPEAKER. It will. Marshall, Mayham, McCarthy, McCormick, Mc

Mr. DICKEY. I demand the yeas and nays

on the Noma Lackee reservation in California, Neely, Moffet, Morgan, Daniel J. Morrell, Samuel on the motion to adjourn.

praying a survey and sale of said reservation. P. Morrill, Morrissey, Niblack, Peters, Poland, Potter, Reeves, Rice, Roots, Slocum, Joseph S, Smith,

The yeas and nays were not ordered.

Also, a memorial of the board of regents of Worthington C. Smith, Stevenson, Strader, Swann,

The House divided; and there were-ayes

the Agricultural College of California. Sweeney, Tanner, Trimble, Twichell. Upson, Van Auken, Van Trump, Cadwalader C. Washburn, 45, noes 60.

Also, the petition of J, W. Martindale, for Wells, Eugene M. Wilson, Winans, Winchester,

So the House refused to adjourn.

relief for property taken and destroyed by the

Government of the United States. Wood, and Woodward-81.

Mr. KELSEY. I ask the gentleman from NOT VOTING-Messrs, Adam's, Ambler, Ames,

Also, a petition of citizens of Solano county, Bailey, Beaman, Bennett, Biggs, Bowen, Burdett,

Ohio to let me move an amendment to make || California, praying the enactment of a law to Cleveland, Cowles, Cullom, Dockery, Fisher, Fox, the joint resolution more acceptable to the Garfield, Gilfillan, Greene, Hale, Hamilton, Heaton, House.

protect settlers. Hill, Hotchkiss, Ingersoll, Kerr, Ketcham, Law

By Mr. KNOTT: The petition of Major W. rence. Logan, Jesse H. Moore, Mungen, Negley,

Mr. BINGHAM. I do not yield for that pur| F. Stafford, late of the sixth Kentucky cavalry, O'Neill, Palmer, Phelps, Prosser, Randall, Reading,

pose, but insist on a demand for the previous Rogers, Schenck, Schumaker. Shanks, Sheldon, question.

By Mr. McGREW: The petition and accom. Stevens, Stiles, Stokes, Stone. Stoughton, Voorhees, William B. Washburn, Wheeler, and John T. Wil

The House divided ; and there were-ayes zell, of West Virginia, asking indemnity for

panying papers and vouchers of Joseph Ritson-52. 60, noes 51.

property destroyed by United States soldiers So the House refused to lay the joint reso•

So the previous question was seconded. lution on the table.

Mr. MAYNARD demanded the yeas and

at New Creek, and pay for labor done.

Also, a joint resolution of the Legislature of During the vote, nays on ordering the main question.

West Virginia, requesting Congress to aid CapMr. LAWRENCE stated that he was paired

The yeas and nays were ordered.

tain Frederick Ford, of Mason county, West with Mr. Kerr, who would vote in the nega

The question was taken; and it was decided | Virginia. tive, while he would yote in the affirmative. The vote was then announced as above re57 ; as follows:

Smith, of Knoxville, Tennessee, praying for a corded.

YEAS–Messrs. . Areher, Axtell; Banks. Beck; pension. Mr. KELSEY moved that the House do now

Biggs, Bingham, Bird, Blair, Brooks, Burr, Benjamin

F. Butler, Cake, Calkin, Churchill, Cook, Crebs, By Mr. MORRELL, of Pennsylvania: The adjourn.

Davis, Dawes, Deweege, Dickinson, Eldridge, Fisher, Il petition of Joseph A. Green and 14 others,

in the affirmative-yeas 78, nays 61, not voting By Mr. MAYNARD: The petition of Thomas

citizens of Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, | his political disabilities; which was ordered to | Chattanooga, Tennessee, and all the buildings, praying for certain changes in the laws of the lie on the table.

tools, machinery, fixtures, furniture, equipUnited States relating to the naturalization of Mr. CONKLING presented a resolution of ments, and appurtenances connected there. citizens of foreign birth.

the executive committee of the State Council with, together with a railroad track connecting By Mr. O'NEILL: The petition of Robert of the Union League of America for the State the mill with the Nashville and Chattanooga W. Simmons, late a corporal of company B, sec of New York, in favor of the passage of a law | railroad, for two years from the date of the ond regiment provisional Pennsylvania artil to take from the State courts the right of nat- || lease, with the further agreement contained in lery, asking for a pension.

uralization and place the same under the con the lease that the United States would, upon By Mr. WHITTEMORE: A memorial from trol of the General Government; which was the request of Spooner, his legal representathe commissioners elected by the reconstruc

referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. tives or assigns, sell, transfer, and convey the tion convention of the State of Texas to rep

Mr. NYE presented the petition of John T. | mill, buildings, machinery, and other property resent the condition of the State and the wants

Hildreth, of Brooklyn, Kings county, New | thereby leased, by good and sufficient deed and of the loyal people.

York, praying to be allowed a pension ; which absolute title, to Spooner, his legal representAlso, a petition for the removal of political

was referred to the Committee on Pensions. atives and assigns, to his or their own use; disabilities from John A. Boyden, Samuel PAPERS WITHDRAWN AND REFERRED.

and that he has assigned his interest in the Reeves, jr., and W. H. Bailey, citizens of

lease to the Southwestern Iron Company, and

On motion of Mr. SUMNER, it was North Carolina.

that the company have requested the United Ordered, That the petition and papers of Thomas States to convey the mill, buildings, machin

Niles, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the
IN SENATE.
Committee on Claims.

ery, &c., to them. It is therefore proposed to On motion of Mr. HOWE, it was

authorize the Secretary of War, in consideraTHURSDAY, March 18, 1869.

tion of the amount already paid, to make, exeOrdered, That W. A. Griffin have leave to withPrayer by Rev. F. S. De bass, of Washing- draw his petition and papers from the files of the

cute, and deliver all needful instruments, conton. Senate

veying and transferring all the right, title, and The Secretary proceeded to read the Journal

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

interest of the United States in and to the Chatof yesterday.

Mr. DAVIS, from the Committee on Claims, Itanooga rolling-mill, the buildings, tools, maMr. TRUMBULL. I notice in the reading to whom was referred the bill (S. No. 81) for

chinery, fixtures, furniture, equipments, and

appurtenances connected therewith, together of the Journal the expression “The following the benefit of Margaret Riddle, widow and

with the railroad track connecting the mill with message was received from the President of executrix of George Read Riddle, deceased, the United States, by General Porter, his Sec. reported it without amendment.

the Nashville and Chattanooga railroad, to the

Southwestern Iron Company. retary." I think it is in very bad taste. It Mr. RAMSEY, from the Committee on Post should be corrected. That title should be left Offices and Post Roads, to whom was referred

The joint resolution was reported to the Senoff.

ate, ordered to be engrossed for a third read. the bill (S. No. 22) to establish and declare The VICE PRESIDENT. The Chair has the railroad and bridges of the New Orleans, || ing, read the third time, and passed. already intimated to the Secretary to change | Mobile, and Chattanooga Railroad Company,

NORTH CAROLINA SOLDIERS. it to Mr. Porter." as hereafter constructed, westward from the

Mr. ABBOTT. I am instructed by the ComThe Secretary resumed and concluded the city of New Orleans, a post road, and for other

mittee on Military Affairs, to whom was rereading of the Journal. purposes, reported it with amendments.

ferred the bill (S. No. 37) to remove the charge PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS.

He also, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill (S. No. 74) to encourage North Carolina mounted infantry, to report it

of desertion from certain soldiers of the second Mr. POMEROY presented the memorial of and facilitate telegraphic communication with

back without amendment, and with a recomJ. W. Nye, praying compensation for services Europe, reported it without amendment. rendered and money expended for the benefit

mendation that it pass; and I ask the unani

WASHINGTON GENERAL HOSPITAL. of the United States; which was referred to

mous consent of the Senate to consider it at the Committee on Claims.

Mr. HAMLIN. I am directed by the Com

the present time. Mr. EDMUNDS presented a petition of citimittee on the District of Columbia, to whom

The VICE PRESIDENT. Is there any zens of Philadelphia, praying that pensions be was referred the bill (S. No. 133) to incorpo- || objection to the present consideration of the granted to the surviving soldiers of the war of rate the Washington General Hospital and bill? 1812, and to the widows of such as are de Asylum of the District of Columbia, to report Mr. EDMUNDS. Let it be reported at ceased; which was referred to the Committee it back without amendment, and I am further length. on Pensions.

requested to ask the action of the Senate upon The VICE PRESIDENT. It will be re. Mr. SUMNER presented a petition of citi the bill at the present time. I think it will || ported, and then the Chair will ask for objec. zens of Pennsylvania, praying such an amend meet with no objection.

tions. ment to the Constitution of the United States

By unanimous consent, the Senate, as in The Chief Clerk read the bill. as will fully recognize the obligations of the

Committee of the Whole, proceeded to con The preamble recites that it appears from Christian religion; which was referred to the

sider the bill. It creates Silas L. Loomis, the evidence of certain officers of the second Committee on the Judiciary.

Robert Reyburn, Harvey Lindsly, Byron Sun North Carolina mounted infantry, the records He also presented the petition of John D. D.

derland, 0, 0. Howard, Sayles J. Bowen, D. of the War Department, and the official orders Rosset, praying Congress to pass a bill provid

W. Anderson, Lewis Clephane, George A. of Major General Schofield, that certain soling for an international congress of republican Bolloch, La Fayette C. Loomis, Joseph T. diers were detached from the second North nations; which was referred to the Committee Johnson, S. P. Brown, and Charles S. English, || Carolina mounted infantry to join the third on Foreign Relations.

their associates and successors, a corporation North Carolina mounted infantry to make a Mr. SUMNER. I also present the petition and body,politic, in law and in fact, under the raid into the enemy's lines in June, 1864, for of William M. Meyers, of New Brunswick, in the State of New Jersey, in which he asks pro- Hospital and Asylum of the District of Colum- barrassing the enemy, and while absent from vision for the education and instruction of the

their regiment upon such duty they were borne Indians in the English language, as being the

The bill was reported to the Senate, ordered upon the rolls of the second North Carolina best stepping-stone to their civilization. I

to be engrossed for a third reading, read the mounted infantry as deserters. The bill theremove its reference to the Committee on Indian third time, and passed.

fore directs the Secretary of War to remove Affairs,

CHATTANOOGA ROLLING-MILL.

the charge of desertion or absence without The motion was agreed to.

leave from the following named soldiers of the

Mr. WILSON. The Committee on Military second North Carolina mounted infantry : Mr. STEWART presented the petition of Affairs, to whom was referred the joint reso

Company A: Joseph Thompson, Job Rice, A. J. Commander S. B. Bissell, United States Navy, || lution (S. R. No. 17) authorizing the sale of Massey, John W. Bullman, James Arrowood, Kinpraying such a modification of the sixth section the Chattanooga rolling-mill property at Chat sey Hensley, George West, William Hunter, Alfred of the act to amend the act to promote the tanooga, Tennessee, to the Southestern Iron

Fox, Allen Fox.

Company B: Henry M. Revis, George M. Roberts, efficiency of the Navy, passed in 1858, that he Company, have instructed me to report it back Jacob M. Revis, Adam F. Eller, Pinkney Fox, Robmay receive the pay while holding the com without amendment. There is but one section ert L. Fox, Spencer Rice, Patterson Reece, Robert mission of a commander; which was referred with a preamble to the resolution. It has the

H. Pickens, Calvin Maney, Sheperd Deaver, Robert to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Sams, J. B. Gosnel, Peter M. Hughy, Alexander approval of the Secretary of War, and is in Beach board, John S. West, Edward Sams, Jeremiah Mr. WILSON presented the memorial of accordance with a contract made by the Gov

Buckner, Thomas D. Cole, James P. Arrowood, John Dr. John B. Read, praying for compensation ernment. As there will probably be no objec.

B. Sage, James M. Cole, John II. Payne.

Company C: Lewis W. Ramsey, Samuel Rector, for improvements in projectiles for rifled ord. tion to it, I ask that it be put upon its passage Manley Ball, Hiram Rice, John II. Wild, John Ramnance, &c.; which was referred to the Commit now.

sey, George W. Freeman, Andrew J. Freeman, Robtee on Military Affairs.

By unanimous consent, the joint resolution

ert Anderson, David Lunsford, Jacob II. Wild, John

M. Wild, Jackson Paris, William D. Perry, George Mr. DAVIS presented the petition of A. G. was considered as in Committee of the Whole. N. Stines, Job Ramsey, Jackson Ramsey, Abner and B. P. Lee, praying compensation for prop- || It recites that the United States, on the 5th Brooks, Lewis Paris, Benjamin F. Freeman, Seth erty destroyed by United States military forces of October 1865, did, in consideration of the

Freeman, Jasper Brown, James Pain.

Company D: Leander Wright. in Paducah, Kentucky; which was referred to sum of $175,000, lease to John A. Spooner, Company E: John Stanton, Hackley Norton, Elithe Committee on Claims. of Plymouth, Massachusetts, his legal repre

phas Shelton, Ezekiel Sams, James Norton, Samuel

Gosnel, William Hensley, Peter McCoy, Simon P. Mr. OSBORN presented the petition of John sentatives and assigns, all the property known

Presnel, William Gentry, William Norton, Tilman Chain, of Florida, praying for the removal of ll as the United States military rolling-mill, in Landers, William Shelton, Balis Norton, David

Norton, Francis M. Franklin, George M. Gentry, 159) to aid in the building of a rolling-mill in assumption bill,” (meaning, I suppose, the,
James Gosnel, William J. McCoy, William Norton, the city of Washington ; which was read twice | funding bill,) and on other subjects.'
jr., Jesse Norton, John E. Griffin, Andrew J. Banks,
John H. Cook, William Shelton, jr., Thomas J.

by its title, referred to the Committee on the Mr. Maclay's journal covers three sessions Candler, David Shelton, Robert H. Jare, Larkin District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. || of the Senate during that period when it sat Stanton, James Norton, jr., George W. Gentry.

Mr. CONKLING asked, and by unanimous

with closed doors. I understand also that Company F: James M. Caso, John H. Drake Joshua F. Case, William C. Lanning, Levi Cantrell,

consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. some years since a committee of Congress en: E. F. Case, William F. Case, John Cantrell, Wilie No. 160) to regulate proceedings for the natu: deavored to procure these volumes, but at that Gosnel, William H. Walker, Richard T. Drake, ralization of aliens; which was read twice by time one of them was lost. It has since been James J. Camp. Voltair V. c. Cantrell. Company H: Ezekiel Kuykendoll, Daniel Gilbert.

its title, referred to the Committee on the recovered, and is now in the possession of this There being no objection, the Senate, as in || Judiciary, and ordered to be printed.

gentleman, who is the husband, I believe, of a Committee of the Whole, proceeded to con.

Mr. FOWLER asked, and by unanimous || grand-daughter of Mr. Maclay. Thinking it sider the bill.

consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill ($. || a matter of much interest, I offer this resoluThe bill was reported to the Senate without || No. 161) granting a pension to Paulina Jones, tion, and ask for its present consideration. amendment, ordered to be engrossed for a

of Greene county, Tennessee ; which was read Mr. MORTON. I shall not oppose the third reading, read the third time, and passed.

twice by its title, and referred to the Commit. resolution going to the committee for inquiry; tee on Pensions.

but I would say that if the manuscript of Mr. ENROLLMENT OF FOREIGN VESSELS.

Mr. WILSON asked, and by unanimous con Maclay is not more valuable than those pasMr. CHANDLER asked, and by unanimous sent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. sages which were read here I should think it consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. 162) relating to the operations of the pension || hardly worth printing. [Laughter.] It was No. 155) to provide for the enrollment and laws, and for other purposes ; which was read rather funny, but certainly not very valuable. license of certain foreign vessels ; which was twice by its title, referred to the Committee on Mr. HOWE. Did I understand that the read twice by its title. Pensions, and ordered to be printed.

proposition was to refer this to the Committee Mr. CHANDLER. I ask the unanimous Mr. HARLAN asked, and by unanimous on Printing? consent of the Senate to put that bill on its consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S.

The VICE PRESIDENT. It is a resolu. passage. It is verbatim the same bill that was No. 163) to provide for the erection of a market tion of inquiry addressed to the Committee on passed at the close of the last session.

house in the city of Washington, District of Printing There being no objection, the Senate, as in | Columbia ; which was read twice by its title, Mr. HOWE. Let me suggest to the Senator Committee of the Whole, proceeded to con referred to the Committee on the District of from Vermont whether it should not go to the sider the bill. It directs the Secretary of the Columbia, and ordered to be printed.

Committee on the Library? Treasury to issue certificates of registry or en. Mr. KELLOGG asked, and by unanimous Mr. EDMUNDS. I do not know but that rollment and license to the following Canadian consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. it should. I will modify the resolution accordbuilt vessels, namely: to the bark Cambria, No. 164) to amend an act entitled “An act for' || ingly.. the bark Mary Jane, the bark Niagara, and the relief of Alexander J. Atocha,'' approved The resolution, as modified, was agreed to. the bark Cecelia, those vessels being owned by | February 14, 1865; which was read twice by its

THE LEGISLATIVE HALLS. citizens of the United States, and having been | title, and referred to the Committee on the employed upon the waters of the lakes; and Judiciary.

Mr. NYE submitted the following concur. also to the British schooner Venilia, of Shel He also asked, and by unanimous consent

rent resolution, which was considered by unanburn, Nova Scotia ; but there is to be paid obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 165)

imous consent, and agreed to : upon each of those foreign-built vessels a tax to provide for the construction of a railroad Resolved, (the House of Representatives concur

ring.) That a joint select committee be appointed, to or duty of twenty per cent. on the present value | and telegraph line on or near the thirty-second

consist of three members of the Senate and three of the vessels, payable in coin; the value of parallel of latitude to the Pacific ocean ; which members of the House of Representatives, to examthe vessels to be ascertained in the same man was read twice by its title, referred to the Com

ine into the present condition of the Senate Cham

ber and of the Hall of the House of Representatives, ner as upon importations of goods from foreign | mittee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to

as regards lighting, heating, and ventilation, and countries, according to rules and regulations | be printed.

their acoustic properties, and the defects and disadto be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treas Mr. KELLOGG. This bill I introduce by

vantages existing in the same, and the best method

of providing remedies therefor; and that they have ury; but upon either of the vessels which may || request, and I desire to state that I do not com: leave to report by bill or otherwise. have been purchased as a wreck and repaired || mit myself at all to the merits of the bill. I in the United States the tax of twenty per cent.

SHAWNEE LANDS. know nothing about it. is to be paid only upon the amount paid for Mr. ABBOTT asked, and by unanimous

Mr. POMEROY. I move that the Senate the vessel as a wreck.

consent obtained, leave to introduce a joint proceed to the consideration of the joint resMr. NYE. I should like to know of the resolution (S. R. No. 33) relating to Govern.

olution (S. R. No. 8) for the relief of settlers honorable Senator what is the object of that ment buildings at Fort Totten, Dakota Terri:

upon the absentee Shawnee lands in Kansas. provision in regard to the Nova Scotia ship? tory; which was read twice by its title, referred It is a matter of some local importance to a Mr. CHANDLER. That was a mere wreck to the Committee on Military Affairs, and or

few settlers in my State. purchased by an American citizen and brought || dered to be printed.

The motion was agreed to; and the joint into and repaired in American waters, and the Mr. ROSS asked, and by unanimous con

resolution was considered as in Committee of tax of twenty per cent. is to be charged upon sent obtained, leave to introduce a joint resolu.

the Whole. The preamble recites that a large the cost of the wreck and not upon the repairs || tion (S. R. No. 34) authorizing the Commis

tract of lands set apart by a treaty with the after she arrived in American waters. sioner of Indian Affairs to appoint guardians

Shawnee tribe of Indians, dated May 10, 1854, The bill was reported to the Senate without or trustees for minor Indian children who may

and proclaimed November 2, 1854, for the amendment, ordered to be engrossed for a

benefit of certain absentees of the Shawnee be entitled to pensions or bounties under the third reading, read the third time, and passed. || existing laws; which was read twice by its title,

tribe, is now, and for many years past has BILLS INTRODUCED. referred to the Committee on Public Lands,

been, occupied by a large number of white setMr. POMEROY asked, and by unanimous and ordered to be printed.

tlers and citizens of the State of Kansas ; that

the beneficial interest of the absentee Sbaw. consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S.

JOURNAL OF SENATOR MACLAY.

nees in the lands was and is absolutely forNo. 156) supplemental to an act to abolish and Mr. EDMUNDS. I submit the following feited by reason of their continued absence forever prohibit the system of peonage in the resolution:

and non-affiliation with the tribe; that the Territory of New Mexico and other parts of Resolved. That the Committee on Printing be di lands were ordered to be publicly sold at the the United States; which was read twice by its rected to inquire into the expediency of procuring United States land office at Topeka, August title, referred to the Committee on the Judi. and printing for the use of Congress the journal of the late William Maclay, Senator from Pennsylvania,

3, 1863, by Abraham Lincoln, President, by ciary, and ordered to be printed.

containing the secret debates in the Senate prior to his proclamation dated March 20, 1863, and Mr. NORTON asked, and by unanimous the holding of public sittings by that body; and to by reason of the absence of large numbers of consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. report by bill or otherwise.

the settlers from their homes in the Federal No. 157) to provide for the construction of a I wish to say in this connection, Mr. Presi armies the sale was indefinitely postponed. It wagon-road for military and postal purposes dent, that I have received and bold in my hand || is therefore proposed by the resolution to dethrough the Territories of Dakota, Montana, a coinmunication from Mr. George W. Harris, clare that all bona fide settlers now occupyIdaho, and Washington ; which was read twice of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, an old and highly | ing the lauds, or having made improvements by its title, referred to the Committee on Pub. | respectable gentleman, whom I saw a day or thereon, who are citizens of the United States, lic Lands, and ordered to be printed.

two since, in which he says that the journal of or who have declared their intentions to beMr. NYE asked, and by unanimous consent Mr. Maclay, the Senator from Pennsylvania in come such, shall be entitled to purchase the obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 158) the First Congress, "contains sketches of de: || land so occupied by them, in tracts not to to authorize and provide for the construction bates in the Senate on the mode of communi. exceed one hundred and sixty acres each, at of a military and postal road from Galveston, cation between the two Houses, on the subject the price of $2 25 per acre, under such rules in the State of Texas, to Fort Gibson, in the of titles, on the enacting clause of acts, on and regulations as the Secretary of the InteIndian territory, with a branch to Little Rock, the tariff bill, on the mode of acting in the rior shall prescribe ; but the proceeds of the in Arkansas; which was read twice by its title, Senate on nominations by the President | sales are to be applied in accordance with the referred to the Committee on Post Offices and whether by ballot or viva voce, on the question provisions of article two of the treaty of the Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. whether the President had the sole power of United States and the Shawnee tribe of la

Mr. SCOTT asked, and by unanimous con removal from office, on the judiciary bill, on dians, proclaimed November 2, 1854. sent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. W the permanent seat of Government, on the The Committee on Indian Affairs proposed

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