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No. 42) for the relief of Orlando Brown; which and it shall be unlawful for any person or officer to The Secretary read the bill. It provides that was read twice by its title, referred to the Com enforce or attempt to enforce such limitation after Mary Lincoln, widow of Abraham Lincoln, late mittee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be the passage of this act.

President of the United States, shall receive a Mr. POMEROY. I move that the bill be | pension of $5,000 annually, to be paid from Mr. SHERMAN asked, and by unanimous | printed, and referred to the Committee on the the date of the death of her husband. consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. District of Columbia.

Mr. EDMUNDS. I think that is a subject No. 13) supplementary to an act entitled - Àn The motion was agreed to.

that merits inquiry by a committee. If ihis act to provide a national currency secured by Mr. POMEROY asked, and by unanimous lady is not destitute, and enjoys affluence or a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. ll comfort, then it may be that it will be entirely for the circulation and redemption thereof,” | No. 55) granting the right of way and lands to unjust to give her this sum to the exclusion of approved June 3, 1864; which was read twice the Pecos and Placer Mining and Ditch Com. other widows of soldiers. If on the contrary, by its title, referred to the Committee on Fi pany of New Mexico ; which was read twice as is represented, as I hear within a day or nance, and ordered to be printed.

by its title, referred to the Committee on Public | two, she is in destitute circumstances and is Mr. TRUMBULL asked, and by unanimous Lands, and ordered to be printed.

absolutely in want, it will undoubtedly be consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. Mr. 'HARLAN asked, and by unanimous proper for the Government to do something No. 4+) to amend the judicial system of the consent obtained, leave to introduce a joint || for her. In that view I move that the bill be United States; which was read twice by its resolution (S. R. No. 2) for the relief of John referred to the Committee on Pensions. title, referred to the Committee on the Judi. E. Reeside; which was read twice by its title, Mr. SUMNER. Mr. President, I hope that ciary, and ordered to be printed. .

referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, that motion will not prevail. The bill at the Mr. FERRY asked, and by unanimous con: and ordered to be printed.

last session was referred to the Committee on sont obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. Mr. McDONALD asked, and by unanimous Pensions, which reported it back to the Senate 45) to incorporate the Washington Market consent obtained, leave to introduce a joint || for consideration. I have no reason to supCompany ; which was read twice by its title, resolution (S. R. No. 3) in relation to estab pose that it would receive any different report referred to the Committee on Public Buildings || lishing the boundary line between the State of from the committee at this session. Still turand Grounds, and ordered to be printed. Arkansas and the Choctaw and Chickasaw na ther, sir, there is no occasion for reference to

any committee. The question is so simple obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 46) to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and that it does not need any inquiry or report. I to provide for the better security of the lives ordered to be printed.

hope, therefore, that the Senate will proceed at of passengers on vessels propelled by steam; Mr. MORTON asked, and by unanimous once to vote upoo it without any reference, and which was read twice by its title, referred to consent obtained, leave to introduce a joint so far as I am concerned I would say without the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to resolution (S. R. No. 4) requiring parties desir

any speeches. be printed.

ing to be relieved from political disabilities to Mr. TIPTON. As a member of the Com. Mr. FERRY asked, and by unanimous con make application to Congress in writing over mittee on Pensions I was not present with the sent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. their own signatures, setting forth the grounds committee at the time of its action in this case. 47) for the relief of S. and H. Sayles; which was upon which relief is asked, which shall be I am anxious to do what is right in the premread twice by its title, and referred to the sworn to.

ises. I wish an opportunity to look into the bill Committee on Claims.

Mr. MORTON. I move that the resolution || thoroughly and entirely, and therefore I am Mr. MORTON asked, and by unanimous lie on the table for the present, and be printed. auxious that it go to the committee that I may conscnt obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. The motion was agreed to.

have an opportunity of investigating it. No. 48) to refund to the States the interest and Mr. ROSS asked, and by unanimous con The VICE PRESIDENT. The question is discount on money borrowed to equip, pay, sent obtained, leave to introduce a joint reso. on the motion of the Senator from Vermont supply, and transport troops for the service of lution (S. R. No. 5) authorizing the appoint to refer the bill to the Committee on Pensions. the United States in the recent war; which was ment of commissioners to examine the claims Mr. SUMNER called for the yeas and nays ; read twice by its title, referred to the Commit of citizens of Douglas, Johnson, and Miami and they were ordered. toe on Military Affairs, and ordered to be counties, Kansas, for spoliations committed in Mr. EDMUNDS. I wish to say one word printed.

what is known as the Quantrel raid in August, in reply to my friend from Massachusetts. He Mr. WILSON asked, and by unanimous con 1863 ; which was read twice by its title, and says that this is a perfectly simple qsestion. He sent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. fixes by his own will the sum of $5,000 a year 49) relating to freedmen's hospitals ; which was Mr. POMEROY asked, and by unanimous as exactly the sum, no more and no less, that read twice by its title, and referred to the Com. consent obtained, leave to introduce a joint we are to give to this lady. Now, does it not mittee on Military Affairs.

resolution (S. R. No.6) enabling actual settlers merit inquiry whether that is the proper sum Br. ROSS asked, and by unanimous consent to purchase certain lands obtained of the Cher in view of all the circumstances ? There are obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 50) || okee Indians; which was read twice by its a great many other widows of sufferers from to encourage the growth of forest trees ; which title, referred to the Committee on Public || this rebellion in the land who only haye thirty was read twice by its title, and referred to the Lands, and ordered to be printed.

dollars a month, fifty dollars the very highest ; Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. ROBERTSON asked, and by unanimous the great majority of them only fifteen, twenty, He also asked, and by unanimous consent consent obtained, leave to introduce a joint res. and ten dollars. Now, are we to say, without obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 51) || olution (S. R. No. 7) proposing an amendment a single fact before this body reported by any. authorizing the Secretary of War to pay cer to the Constitution of the United States; which inquiry from a committee, that this sum of tain certificates issued for fortification purposes was read twice by its title, referred to the | $5,000 for the life of a lady per year is to be in Lawrence, Kansas; which was read twice | Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to voted away? It may be that it will turn out by its title, and referred to the Committee on be printed.

when all the facts are known that it is perfectly Military Affairs.

JOINT COMMITTEE ON DISABILITIES. right; it may be that it will turn out, let me He also asked, and by ananimous consent Mr. ANTHONY submitted the following

say to the Senator from Massachusetts, that it obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 52) authorizing the appointment of a commissioner | by unanimous consent, and agreed to : concurrent resolution; which was considered

is entirely wrong; and are we to set the pre

cedent of refusing to have an investigation into and the settlement of claims of citizens of Kan. 8&s; which was read twice by its title, and

Resolved by the Senate. (the House of Representa

the propriety of the principle and the amount tives concurring,) That a joint special committee, con on the spur of the enthusiasm of my friend referred to the Committee on Claims.

sisting of four Senators and four Representatives, be from Massachusetts ? Mr. WILLIAMS asked, and by unanimous

appointed, to which shall be referred all applications
for the removal of political disabilities imposed by

The VICE PRESIDENT. The question is consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. the fourteenth article of amendment to the Consti on the motion to refer the bill to the Commit. No. 53) to pay two companies of Oregon vol. tution.

tee on Pensions, on which the yeas and nays unteers; which was read twice by its title, LIGHT-SHIP AT MOUTH OP SAVANNAH RIVER. have been ordered. referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, Mr. KELLOGG submitted the following res.

The question being taken by yeas and nays, and ordered to be printed.

olution; which was considered by unanimous resulted-yeas 31, nays 27; as follows: Mr. POMEROY asked, and by unanimous consent, and agreed to :

YEAS-Messrs. Bayard, Boreman, Carpenter, Cole, consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 54) for the further security of equal rights Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be

Conkling. Cragin, Davis, Edmunds, Fenton, Ferry, instructed to inquire into the expediency of causing

Fessenden, Grimes, llaunlin, Howe, McCreery, Morin the District of Columbia ; which was read a light-ship to be placed at or near the mouth of the

rill, Patterson, Pomeroy, Robertson, Ross, Sawyer, twice by its title. Savannah river, near a point known as the Oyster

Scburz, Scott, Sherman, Sprague, Stockton. Tipton, Bed.

Trumbull, Vickers, Willey, and Williams--31, Mr. POMEROY. A bill of the same title

NAYS - Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Brownlow, PENSION TO MRS. LINCOLX.

Buckinghain, Cameron, Casserly, Corbett, Drake, passed this morning, but this bill relates to other rights. I should like to have it read at

Mr. SUMNER. I move that the Senate pro

Harlan, Harris. Howard, Kellogg. Morton, Norton,

Nye, Osborn. Pool, Pratt, Ramsey, Rice, Stewart, ceed to the consideration of the bill (S. No. 19) Sunner. Thayer, Thurman, Warner, Wilson, and

Yates-27. The Secretary read the bill, as follows: granting a pension to Mary Lincoln, widow of

ABSENT-Messrs. Cattell, Chandler, Fowler, GilBe it enacted, &c., That the word "male," wherever Abraham Lincoln, late President of the United

bert, McDonald, Saulsbury, and Spencer-7. it occurs in the laws relating to the District of Colum

States. bia, or in the charter or ordinances of the cities of The motion was agreed to.

So the bill was referred to the Comniittee on Washington or Georgetown, and operates as a limit

Pensions. ation on the right of any citizen of the United States

The VICE PRESIDENT. The bill is beand of such District, or of either of the cities, to vote fore the Senate as in Committee of the Whole,

CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS. or to hold office, be, and the saine is hereby, rcpealed, and will be read.

The VICE PRESIDENT. The Chair is

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bers introducing LL. If there is no business placed in charge of the Metropolitan Metho

informed that by the usage of the Senate res Columbia or in the charter or ordinances of Mr. YATES. I rise to second the nomina. olutions heretofore laid over will now come up the cities of Washington or Georgetown and tion made by my colleague, though I do not in regular order. The first resolution is the operates as a limitation on the right of any know that I am very much interested in this following, offered by the Senator from Iowa, elector of such District or of either of the question. I know Rev. Dr. Newman very [Mr. HARLAN :)

cities to hold any office or to be selected and to well. He is a splendid man, and especially as Resolved by the Senate, (the House of Representa serve as a juror, and to provide that it shall be a political preacher he is unsurpassed. I do tives concurring,) That a joint standing committee,

unlawful for any person or officer to enforce or not know that I object to a certain connection to consist of three members of the Senate and five members of the House of Representatives, be ap

attempt to enforce such limitation after the between religion and politics; on the other pointed to consider all propositions relating to the passage of the act.

hand, I have rather favored the idea that, though Indian tribes.

The bill was reported to the Senate, ordered | religion and politics were separate to a certain Is it the pleasure of the Senate to consider to be engrossed for a third reading, read the extent, there was yet a sort of connection be. this resolution at the present time? third time, and passed.

tween true piety and true republicanism. That Mr. EDMUNDS. I move that it be post

ELECTION OF CHAPLAIN.

has been my theory and I think it is a correct poned until to-morrow.

theory. But when we are to have prayers for The motion was agreed to.

Mr. SHERMAN. If there be no business

the Senate the question comes up whether we The VICE PRESIDENT. There is another

before the body, although the time for the elec should not discard entirely any political view resolution which will probably be laid on the tion has not quite arrived, I move that the

in those prayers.

We have politics enough in table, as the Senate has adopted a concurrent

Senate proceed to the election of Chaplain for the Senate; but if we are to have a politiresolution on the same subject. This resolution the Forty-First Congress.

cian, and Dr. Newman is not successful, I trust

The motion was agreed to. was offered by the Senator from South Carolina,

we shall have another man of distinguished [Mr. ROBERTSON:]

The VICE PRESIDENT. Nominations | piety and remarkable for his devotion to Resolved, That a select committee of nine on the are in order.

Republican principles, Rev. Dr. T. M. Eddy, removal of disabilities, be appointed by the Presi Mr. SUMNER. I ask leave to nominate of Chicago, Illinois, than whom a purer patdent of the Senato, to whom shall be referred all as Chaplain Rev. William Withington, of riot, a more devoted loyalist, or a man more dismatters relating to the removal of disabilities under the fourtoonth amendment to tbe Constitution,

Washington, a venerable clergyman, exem tinguished for his piety does not live. But Mr. Mr. GRIMES. I move that that lie on the

plary in piety, scholarship, and simplicity of || Chester, I understand, is a man of humble, de.

life-excellent in all respects. table.

voted piety, as my colleague says, a gentleman The motion was agreed to.

Mr. CAMERON. I have risen to nominate of culture, a man who devotes his life entirely

Rev. Dr. Newman, a gentleman who, during the to the service of his God and the promotion of AFFAIRS IN GEORGIA-REFERENCE OF BILLS.

war, was engaged in ministering to the wants of the interests of humanity. Mr. EDMUNDS. I move to take up the the sick, the wounded, and the dying ; whose With this view, while I admire and respect bill which I introduced the other day touching conduct was not only Christian-like, but heroic, beyond perhaps any man in the Senate, beaffairs in the State of Georgia. I do not re with our armies in the South.

cause I am personally his friend, Dr. New. member the number.

Mr. VICKERS. I nominate Rev. Dr. L. man, I shall stand by this humble, pious, de The bill (S. No. 3) to enforce the fourteenth W. Bates.

yoted follower of the Cross. I should like to amendment to the Constitution and the laws of Mr. KELLOGG. Mr. President, I desire hear his plain, simple, musical, devotional the United States in the State of Georgia, and to second the nomination which has been pre voice ascend to God for the Senate and House to restore to that State the republican govern

seuted to the Senate of Rev. Dr. J. P. New. of Representatives every morning as the sun ment elected under its new constitution, was man, of New Orleans. Dr. Newman is acknowl. casts his glance upon this Capitol. Therefore, read by its title.

edged, I believe, by all acquainted with him, as sir, with the hope tbat we shall select my friend Mr. EDMUNDS. I move that the bill be a clergyman of superior ability. Born and from Chicago, unless we have this devout fol. referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. educated at the North, at the close of the war lower of the Cross, I shall, for the present at The inotion was agreed to.

he went to the metropolis of the South and least, cast my vote for Rev. Mr. Chester, and Mr. CONKLING. I beg to inquire of the

devoted all his energies to establishing a society we shall never regret it if we elect him. Chair whether the motion I made some time

of his own persuasion, composed of Union Mr. MORTON. Mr. President, Rev. Dr. ago was by the Chair considered as of force ? people. He was eminently successful. Under Newman, wbo has been nominated, is a gen. The VICE PRESIDENT. It was stated by

his auspices and mainly by his own exertions tleman of eminent ability and of distinguished the Chair covering all the bills and memorials ;

a large and most respectable society was attainments. He has shown his faith by his · but if any Senator desired to make a special

formed and a fine edifice built and dedicated works, as I understand. He has been some motion in regard to them during the day the some two years since. Dr. Newman about five or six years in New Orleans.

He was Chair supposed it would be right to receive it,

the same time established and has since con. there through the most desperate and trying as there might be some choice in regard to

ducted with signal ability “The Advocate, times. He was greatly distinguished by his committees.

the principal religious paper of the South. courage, by his devotion to his church, and to Mr. EDMUNDS. I did not know that His labors, earnest and indefatigable in the his political principles when it was dangerous motion had been made.

cause of loyalty and humanity, have in some to be so devoted. During the time of the prev. Mr. CONKLING. I will state to the Sen. measure impaired his health, and now, having || alence of the yellow fever he showed the greatator from Vermont that I did move that bills accomplished his desire of establishing upon est courage and devotion, applying himself to lyiug on the table be referred to the appro.

a sure foundation a Union religious society in the relief of the sick under circumstances that priate committees, those indicated by the mem

the principal city of the South, he is about to endangered his own life. I think the whole . take up his residence in this city and is to be history of Dr. Newman shows that he is a min.

ister who is eminently entitled to this considbefore the Senate I will suggest that at my in.

dist church recently dedicated. His salary in eration upon the part of the Senate of the stance some days ago a resolution was adopted

that charge is small, and, as is usual with faith United States. I shall cast my vote most cheer. that the Senate would at one o'clock to-day

ful clergymen, he has little of this world's | fully for Rev. Dr. Newman. proceed to the election of a Chaplain. I sup

goods, and the salary of the Chaplain of the Mr. HAMLIN. Mr. President, I desire to pose there would be no objection by unanimous Senate will be a great help to him. He is say that I shall cast my vote with great pleas. consent to anticipating that order; but if there

a most eloquent and effective preacher. He ure for Rev. Dr. Newman, because I know is anything else to be done I withdraw the has been an earnest champion of religion and with what faithfulness and with what Christian suggestion.

loyalty in the South. I submit that there is a fidelity he administered to those who passed Mr. SUMNER. Do I understand that all peculiar appropriateness in his selection as away under the affliction that visited New the bills on the table have been referred ?

Chaplain. If this honor is conferred upon bim Orleans but two short years since. I have The VICE PRESIDENT. They have been

I am sure it will be most appropriately bestowed. reason to know his kindness, bis Christian conordered to be referred by the Secretary to their

Mr. MORRILL. I nominate Rev. E. H. duct and deportment to those who were near appropriate committees.

Gray, who has so acceptably performed the and dear to myself. I think it would be an

duties for the last four years; and I think all houor to this body if he should be chosen as EQUAL RIGHTS IN THE DISTRICT.

who have heard him will not be very likely to its Chaplain. Mr. SUMNER. There is one bill, intro desire a change.

Mr. WARNER. I desire to bear my hum. duced by me on Saturday, for the further pro Mr. TRUMBULL. Mr. President, I pre. ble testimony to the ability, the piety, and tection of equal rights in the District of Colum. sent the name of Rev. John Chester, who is the distinguished services to humanity of Rev. bia, which I desire to have passed at once. It pastor of the Capitol Hill Presbyterian church. Dr. Newman. I concur with the Senator from is a bill which has already three several times He is building up a very fine organization upon Maine (Mr. Hamlin) in saying that this body passed both Houses of Congress, but has failed the hill. He is a gentleman of culture and of will do itself honor by calling him here. to receive the signature of the President. I sincere piety. He belongs to the Presbyterian Mr. GRIMES. Mr. President, I call for the move that the Senate proceed to the considera. religion, and is, I think, a very good man and previous question, which is the ballot. tion of the bill (S. No. 28) for the further a successful preacher. I nominate him for the The VICE PRESIDENT. The Chair is security of equal rights in the Distriet of Co place of Chaplain of the Senate.

informed that the previous question does not lumbia.

Mr. McCREERY. I nominate Rev. W. operate in this body. If there are no further The motion was agreed to ; and the bill was Logan Nourse, of Kentucky, a Presbyterian, || nominations or remarks in regard to nominaconsidered as in Committee of the Whole. It a young gentleman of tine character and high tions they are now closed, and the Secretary proposes to repeal the word "while" wherever attainnıents, and withal a man of exemplary will read the list of nominations. it occurs in the laws relating to the District of piety.

The Secretary read the list.

The VICE PRESIDENT. Senators will The Secretary read as follows:

ators from the State of Georgia, which were prepare their ballots and the Sergeant-at-Arms

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS,

presented at the last session, as that case is will see to their collection.

In the Year 1869. still undisposed of, be taken from the files of The ballots baving been collected and Resolves in relation to American Steamship Com the Senate and referred to the Committee on

panies. counted, the result was announced as follows:

the Judiciary. Resolved, as the sense of the Legislature of MassaWhole number of votes cast, 61; necessary chusetts, That the bill introduced into the Senate of Mr. STEWART. I suggest to the Senator to a choice, 31; of which

the United States by our distinguished Senator, Hon. from Illinois that it would be better to have all

HENRY WILSOs, entitled “A bill to establish a line of
Rev. J. P. Newman received..

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American steamships between the United States of

the papers in regard to Georgia matters go with Rev. William Withington........

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America and Europe" should at once be passed ; and

the credentials to tbat committee. Rev. Jobo Chester.

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that our Senators and Representatives in Congress Mr. TRUMBULL. Certainly. I supposed Rev. E, H. Gray....

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be requested to use all their influence to secure the Rev. L. W. Bates....

that motion would take probably all the papers passage of said bill at the present session. Rev. W. Logan Nourse.

Resolved, That his Excellency the Governor be

connected with the matter. Rev. D. C. Kelley...

requested to transmit a copy of these resolutions The VICE PRESIDENT. The credentials The VICE PRESIDENT. No person havto each of our Senators and Representatives in

and the accompanying papers will be referred Congress. ing received a majority of all the votes cast,

to the Committee on the Judiciary if there be there is no election.

SENATE, February 24, 1869.

no objection. The Chair hears no objection, Mr. SUMNER. I move that the Senate Passed-sent down for concurrence.

and it is so ordered. proceed with another vote.

S. N. GIFFORD, Clerk.

On motion of Mr. WILLEY, it was The VICE PRESIDENT. The second bal

IIOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, February 24, 1869.

Ordered, That the petition and papers of Horace lot will be proceeded with. Senators will again Passed in concurrence.

Tyler, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the prepare their ballots, and the Sergeant-at

W. T. ROBINSON, Clerk.

Committee on Claims.
Arms will see to their collection.
Mr. SUMNER. Imove that these resolutions

On motion of Mr. ANTHONY, it was The ballots having been collected and be referred to the Committee on Commerce

Ordered, That the petition and papers of Archibald counted, the result was announced as follows: and be printed.

C. Creery, on the files of the Senate, be referred to

the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. Whole number of votes cast, 61; necessary The motion was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. SUMNER, it was to a choice, 31; of which

Mr. FENTON presented the petition of John Ordered. That the petition and papers of the claimRev.J.P. Newman received......

.35 Clopton, of Williamsburg, Virginia, praying the ants under the treaty between the United States and Rov, William Withington.... Rev.John Chester.. removal of his political disabilities ; which was

Venezuela, on the files of the Senate, be referred to

the Committee on Foreign Relations. Rev. W. Logan Nourse...

ordered to lie on the table. Rev. E. H. Gray... He also presented the memorial of W. W.

On motion of Mr. SUMNER, it was Rev. J. P. Newman, D. D., having received | Potter, coroner of the District of Columbia,

Ordered, That the petition and papers of William

Grosch, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the a majority of all the votes cast, was declared || praying such legislation as will more specific Committee on Military Affairs. duly elected Chaplain of the Senate for the ally define the duties and powers of the coro On motion of Mr. HAMLIN, it was Forty-First Congress.

ner of the District; which was referred to the Mr. GRIMES. I move that the Senate do Committee on the District of Columbia.

Ordered. That tho petition and papers of Wylly

Woodbridge, on the files of the Senate, be referred to now adjourn.

He also presented the petition of James the Committee on Claims. Mr. SHERMAN. I call for the yeas and Sims, of Grenada, Mississippi, praying the On motion of Mr. COLE, it was nays on that motion.

removal of political disabilities imposed on Ordered, That the following petitions with the The yeas and days were ordered ; and being him by the fourteenth article of amendment accompanying papers, on the files of the Senate, be taken, resulted-yeas 35, nays 27; as follows: to the Constitution of the United States; which

referred to the Committee on Claims: the petition

of J. M. Best ; the petition of Martha A. Estill; the YEAS-Messrs. Abbott, Bayard, Boreman, Cam was ordered to lie on the table.

petition of Pablo de la Toba; and the petition of eron, Carpenter, Casserly, Chandler, Edmunds, Fen:on, Fersenden, Fowler, Gilbert, Grimes. Hamlin: Senora Marshall

, praying that a pension be
Mr. TRUMBULL presented the petition of Redick McKee.

On motion of Mr. NORTON, it was Donald, Norton, Patterson, Pomeroy, Pratt,'Ram- | granted her on account of her ancestor's ser Ordered, That the petition and papers of Joseph sey, Rice, Scott, Spencer, Stockton, Sumner, Thur vices in the war of the Revolution; which was R. Brown, on the files of the Senate, be referred to man, Tipton, Trumbull, Vickers, and Yates-35.

the Committee on Claims. NÀYS- Messrs. Anthony. Brownlow, Bucking referred to the Committee on Revolutionary ham, Cattell, Cole, Conkling. Corbett, Cragin. Davis, | Claims.

On motion of Mr. RICE, it was Drake, Ferry, Harlan, Morrill, Morton. Osborn, He also presented the petition of Alfred

Ordered, That the petition and papers of - SturPool, Robertson, Ross, Sawyer, Schurz, Sherman,

gis, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the ComSprague, Stewart, Thayer, Willey, Williams, and | Harris, of Georgia, praying the removal of

mittee on the Judiciary.
his political disabilities; which was ordered to
ABSENT – Messrs. Nye, Saulsbury, and War-

On motion of Mr. HOWE, it was
lie on the table.
Der-3.
So the motion was agreed to; and the Sen. | Derk, of Georgia, praying to be relieved from
He also presented the petition of Jacob

Ordered, That the petition and papers of R. B.
Williamson, on the files of the Senate, be referred to

the Committee on Claims. ate adjourned. political disabilities; which was ordered to lie

On motion of Mr. HOWE, it was on the table.

Ordered, That the following petitions with the acIN SENATE.

Mr. SCOTT presented the petition of sur: companying papers, on the files of the Senate, bo TUESDAY, March 9, 1869.

viving soldiers of the war of 1812 resident in referred to the Committee on Claims: the potition the city of Allentown, Pennsylvania, praying

of Charles and Henry W. Spencer; the petition of J, Prayer by Rev. F. S. De Hass, of Washing for an act of Congress granting them pen

W. Medbury; and the petition of N. Daniels. ton.

On motion of Mr. RAMSEY, it was On motion of Mr. MORTON, and by unan

sions; which was referred to the Committee
on Pensions.

Ordered, That the petition and papers of David imous consent, the reading of the Journal of

McCanby, on the files of the Senate, be referred to

He also presented the petition of Christian the Committee on Military Affairs. yesterday was dispensed with.

Sharps, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, praying On motion of Mr. RAMSEY, it was PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS. for the reëxtension of the patent for Sbarps's

Ordered, That the petitions and papers of ClemMr. FESSENDEN presented the petition breech-loading rifle; which was referred to the ent Wetle and of Antoinette Darling, on the files of of Nancy True, praying an increase of pen. Committee on Patents.

the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Indian

Affairs. sion; which was referred to the Committee on

Mr. HAMLIN presented the petition of Pensions. captains and owners of vessels, praying to be

On motion of Mr. RAMSEY, it was

Ordered, That the petition and papers of Bernard He also presented the petition of James relieved from the exactions of tonnage tax by Freeman, praying the passage of a law for prothe different States, cities, and towns; which

K. Knowlton, and the memorial and papers of D. B.

Allen & Co., on the files of the Senate, be referred to tection against the exaction of the oyster ton

was referred to the Committee on Commerce. the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. page tax imposed by the State of Virginia ; Mr. PRATT presented resolutions of the

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. which was referred to the Committee on Com:

Legislature of Indiana in favor of the payment
of the claim of Mary Burress for services ren.

Mr. WILLIAMS. I am instructed by the Mr. SUMNER presented the petition of dered by her son, William Burress, deceased, strengthen the public credit and relating to

Committee on Finance to report a bill to Dennis McCarthy, of Boston, Massachusetts, I in the quartermaster's department; which were praying to be allowed a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Claims.

contracts for the payment of coin, which I ask referred to the Committee on Pensione.

He also presented a memorial of citizens of

to have printed. I will add that the bill is in Mr. SUMNER. I also present the petition the State of Indiana, praying the establishment

the shape in which it passed the Senate at the of Charles A. Russell, of Texas, praying to of a new judicial district in that State; which

last session, and I give notice that I shall call it for action to-morrow.

up be relieved from political disabilities. I do was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary: not know whether the committee on that subMr. CAMERON presented a petition of

The bill (S. No. 56) to strengthen the public ject has yet been constituted. citizens of Pennsylvania, praying for such an

credit and relating to contracts for the pay,

ment of coin was read a first time, and passed The VICE PRESIDENT. It has not been. amendment to the Constitution of the United

to a second reading. Mr. SUMNER. Then I more that the peti: States as will fully acknowledge the obligations

Mr. CHANDLER. The Committee on Com. tion lie on the table.

of the Christian religion; which was referred The motion was agreed to. to the Committee on the Judiciary.

merce, to whom was referred the bill (S. No.

12) to authorize the New York, NewfoundMr. SUMNER. I send to the Chair a series PAPERS WITHDRAWN AND REFERRED.

land, and London Telegraph Company to land of resolutions passed by the Legislature of Mr. TRUMBULL. I ask that the creden. its submarine cable on the shores of ibe Uni. Massachusetts, which I ask to have read. tials of Messrs. Hill and Miller, elected Sen. ted States, have directed me to report it back

merce.

with a recommendation that it pass; and as it bay, in the county of Door, in said State, to Mr. FENTON asked, and by unanimons is verbalim the same bill we passed last week, connect the waters of Green bay and Lake consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. I ask the unanimous consent of the Senate to Michigan, in said State; which was read twice No. 79) to further define the nature and ex

by its title, referred to the Committee on Pub. tent of the duties and powers of the coroner TheVICE PRESIDENT. The Senator from lic Lands, and ordered to be printed.

of the District of Columbia, and prescribing Michigan asks for the consideration of the bill Mr. VICKERS asked, and by unanimous his fees and manner of collecting the same; just reported by him at the present time. consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. which was read twice by its title, referred to Mr. GRIMES. I object.

No. 66) to amend the usury laws of the Dis. the Committee on the District of Columbia, The VICE PRESIDENT. Objection being | trict of Columbia; which was read twice by its and ordered to be printed. made, the bill cannot be considered to-day. title, and referred to the Committee on the Mr. ROSS asked, and by unanimous conMr. SHERMAN. I am directed by the Com District of Columbia.

sent obtained, leave to introduce a joint reso. mittee on Finance, to whom was referred the He also asked, and by unanimous consent lution (S. R. No. 8) for the relief of settlers bill (S. No. 43) supplementary to an act enti- | obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 67) | upon the absentee Shawnee lands in Kansas; tled "An act to provide a national currency to arch "Liber creek north of Pennsylvania which was read twice by its title, referred to secured by a pledge of United States bonds, avenue; which was read twice by its title, and the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered and to provide for the circulation and redemp: | referred to the Committee on the District of to be printed. tion thereof,'' approved June 3, 1864, intended Columbia.

Mr.' MORTON asked, and by unanimous to secure a partial redistribution of the bank He also asked, and by unanimous consent consent obtained, leave to introduce a joint resing circulation, to report it back without | obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 68)olution (S. R. No. 9) granting the right of way amendment and with a recommendation that to incorporate the Masonic Mutual Relief As to the Memphis, El Paso, and Pacific Railroad it pass; and I give notice that I shall call it sociation of the District of Columbia; which Company, from El Paso to the Pacific ocean; up to.morrow or at an early day. It is the was read twice by its title, and referred to the which was read twice by its title, referred to same bill that passed the Senate the other day Committee on the District of Columbia. the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered with the modifications agreed upon in the com He also asked, and by unanimous consent to be printed. mittee of conference.

obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 69) Mr. WILSON asked, and by unanimous conBILLS INTRODUCED.

supplementary to the act incorporating the sent obtained, leave to introduce a joint reso

Newsboys' Home, and providing for the relief tion (S. R. No. 10) directing the Secretary of Mr. OSBORN asked, and by unanimous

of certain minor children in the District of War to sell Bergen Heights arsenal; which consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. Columbia; which was read twice by its title, and was read twice by its title, and referred to the No. 57) granting public lands to aid in con referred to the Committee on the District of Committee on Military Affairs. structing a steamboat-canal in the State of Columbia.

Mr. HOWE asked, and by unanimous conFlorida; which was read twice by its title, re.

He also asked, and by unanimous consent sent obtained, leave to introduce a joint resoferred to the Committee on Public Lands, and obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 70) | lution (S. R. No. 11) extending the time to ordered to be printed.

to incorporate the District of Columbia Con- | construct a railroad from the St. Croix river Mr. RAMSEY asked, and by unanimous crete Stone Company; which was read twice or lake to the west end of Lake Superior and consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. by

to Bayfield; which was read twice by its title, the District .

referred to the Committee on Public Lands, over the Mississippi and Missouri rivers; which Mr. SHERMAN asked, and by unanimous and ordered to be printed. was read twice by its title, referred to the Com

consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. Mr. POMEROY asked, and by unanimous mittee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and

No. 71) to facilitate the settlement of accounts ordered to be printed.

consent obtained, leave to introduce a joint of disbursing officers of the quartermaster's | resolution (S. R. No. 12) authorizing the sale Mr. NYE asked, and by unanimous consent || department; which was read twice by its title, of a portion of the Fort Leavenworth military obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 59) || referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, reservation to the Kansas Agricultural and Me for the relief of Jordan & McPike; which was and ordered to be printed.

cbanical Association of Leavenworth county, read twice by its title, referred to the Commit Mr. HOWE asked, and by unanimous con for fair grounds in the State of Kansas; which tee on Claims, and ordered to be printed. sent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. was read twice by its title, referred to the Com

Mr. GRIMES asked, and by unanimous con 72) granting lands to the State of Wisconsin mittee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be sent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No.60)

to aid in construction of the Green Bay and legalizing the stamping of certain subscription || Lake Pepin raiiway; which was read twice by

printed.

Mr. MORTON asked, and by unanimous papers executed and issued to the Iowa North: || its title, and referred to the Committee on Public ern Central Railroad Company; which was

consent obtained, leave to introduce a joint Lands.

resolution (S. R. No. 13) to prohibit sales of read twice by its title, referred to the Commit

Mr. RAMSEY asked, and by unanimous gold belonging to the Treasury of the United tee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. States; which was read twice by its title, re

Mr. SUMNER asked, and by unanimous con No. 73) for the relief of the trustees of Albert ferred to the Coinmittee ou Finance, and sent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No.

G. Sloo; which was read twice by its title, ordered to be printed. 61) to secure the copyright of paintings, draw. ) referred to the Committee on Post Offices and ings, statuary, and models; which was read

TENURE-OF-OFFICE LAW. Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. twice by its title, referred to the Committee on He also asked, and by unanimous consent

Mr. SHERMAN. I move that the Senate Patents, and ordered to be printed.

obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 74) | proceed to the cousideration of the bill (S. No. Mr. PATTERSON asked, and by unani

to encourage and facilitate telegraphic com 1) to repeal the act regulating the tenure of mous consent obtained, leave to introduce a munication with Europe; which was read twice

certain civil offices. bill (S. No. 62) to incorporate the National | by its title, referred to the Committee on Post

The VICE PRESIDENT. The Chair will Junction Railway Company; which was read Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be

state to the Senator from Ohio that that bill twice by its title. printed

was yesterday, under the general order then Mr. PATTERSON. This bill passed the Mr. TRUMBULL asked, and by unanimous made, referred to the Committee on the JudiSenate at the close of the last session, and I

consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. ciary; and the only manner in which it can be move that it be printed and lie on the table, to No. 75) regulating the rights of property of brought before the Senate for action will be by be called up at an early day.

married women in the District of Columbia; discharging the committee. The motion was agreed to.

which was read twice by its title, referred to Mr. SHERMAN. I make that motion, beMr. SPRAGUE. I ask leave to introduce a the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered cause it was referred by a misapprehension. bill of which no previous notice has been given.. | to be printed.

Mr. SUMNER. I object to its considera. It is a bill from the State of Texas, and in the He also asked, and by unanimous consent tion to-day. absence of Senators from that State I have obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 76) Mr. SHERMAN. It is always in order to concluded to offer it without any knowledge of concerning divorces in the District of Colum discharge a committee. its merits.

bia ; wbich was read twice by its title, referred Mr. SUMNER. The motion must lie over By unanimous consent leave was given to to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered a day if objected to. introduce a bill (S. No. 63) to incorporate the to be printed.

Mr. SHERMAN. If the bill was reported Island City Harbor Company; which was read Mr. CORBETT asked, and by unanimous it must lie over a day unless by unanimous twice by its title, and referred to the Committee consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. consent; but a motion to discharge a commiton Commerce.

No. 77) for the preservation of the harbors tee is always in order. Mr. STEWART asked, and by unanimous and navigable rivers of the United States Mr. THÅYER. I desire to state that when consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. against encroachments; which was read twice I introduced the bill I moved that it lie on the No. 64) to legalize certain land locations ; || by its title, referred to the Committee on Com. table for the present, and stated that I should which was read twice by its title, referred to the merce, and ordered to be printed.

call it up to-morrow; that is, on the theu next Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be Mr.' WILSON asked, and by unanimous day. I did not intend to have it referred. 1 printed.

consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. intended to ask for its consideration without a Mr. HOWE asked, and by unanimous con No. 78) to relinquish the interest of the United reference. sent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. States in certain lands to the city and county The VICE PRESIDENT. The Senator 65) granting lands to the State of Wisconsin | of San Francisco ; which was read twice by from Ohio moves that the Committee on the to aid in the construction of a breakwater and its title, and referred to the Committee on Judiciary be discharged from the further con. harbor and ship-canal at the head of Sturgeon "Military Affairs.

sideration of the bill.

Mr. SUMNER. That is in the nature of a island of St. Paul is limited and restricted to Mr. SPRAGUE. It is well known that no resolation, and I object to its consideration the seventy-five thousand perannum; aud the num animals of the sea or the forest can escape day it is made, under the rules of the Senate. ber of fur-seals which may be killed for their destruction by the unrestrained action of ihe

Mr. SHERMAN. The practice of the Sen. skins upon the island of St. George is limited American people. My inquiry to the Senator ate is different. The motion to discharge a and restricted to twenty-five thousand per an from Connecticut upon this very important committee is always in order. It is rather num. The Secretary of the Treasury in any matter is, whether it is the design or the policy unusual; but still if a majority are disposed to contract made by authority of the act is to re of the committee to so instruct the Secretary do it, it can be done.

serve the power to restrict and limit the right of the Treasury that he will create a large lurMr. SUMNER. The Senator knows very of killing if it shall become necessary for the bearing company, like the Hudson bay or the well that it is a motion very rarely made. preservation of the seals, with such propor American, or whether it is the intention to

Mr. SHERMAN: I am aware that it is a tionate reduction of the rents reserved to the district this territory or to lease the ground very rare molion.

Government as shall be right and proper. or the territory to a variety of companies, and Mr. SUMNER. It is not made once in three The Secretary of the Treasury is to lease otherwise to explain the general tendency of years.

separately, to the best advantage, for a term the bill? Mr. SHERMAN. I only make it now be of ten years from the 1st day of April next, Mr. FERRY. The two islands, mentioned cause the bill was by inadvertence referred. It the right to engage in the business of taking in this bili, recently acquired from the Russian was covered by a general motion with a large

Lur-seals on the islands of St. Paul and St. Government, have been for many years the number of other bills. When my friend from George, and to send a vessel or vessels to those principal seat of the trade in the fur-seals, Nebraska introduced the bill he gave notice

islands for the skins of such seals, giving to where that animal alone is captured in num: that he would call it up without a reference.

the lessee or lessees of each island a lease duly bers that are remunerative to those who are It is a question on which every member can executed, in duplicate, not transferable, and engaged in the business. During the whole act, and the committee which originally re taking from the lessee or lessees of the island period the seals and their capture bave been ported the tenure-of-office bill, I believe, is of Si. Paul a bond, with suflicient sureties, under rigid regulations by the Russian Gov. not now on the list of committees of the body. in a sum not less than $120,000, and from the ernment for the purpose of preventing their The Committee on Retrenchment expired with

lessee or lessees of the island of St. George a being destroyed in a short space of time. The the last Congress.

bond of like sureties in a sum not less than action of the Russian Government has been The VICE PRESIDENT. The Chair is $40,000, conditional for the faithful obsery such that, although had the fishery been open informed that the rulings have been variant on

ance of all the laws and requirements of Con and unrestrained the seals doubtless would this question; but the Chair is of the opinion | gress and of the regulations of the Secretary many years ago have been destroyed, they that this motion, being in the nature of a reso.

of the Treasury touching the subject-matter of have been protected and the fishery continued lution, must lie over one day unless by unan.

taking fur.seals and disposing of the same, and profitable up to the time when the islands were imous consent. Objection being made by the

for payment of all taxes and dues accru taken possession of by our Government. Senator from Massachusetts, the motion must | ing to the United States connected therewith. When they were taken possession of by our lie over for one day.

In making these leases the Secretary of the Government parties both from the Atlantic

T'reasury is to have due regard to the preserv, and Pacific coast immediately engaged in the ALASKA FUR-BEARING ANIMALS.

ation of the seal fur trade of the islands and business, being particularly two companies of Mr. FERRY. I ask the consent of the Sen the support of the natives thereof. The lessees merchants, one from San Francisco and the ate to proceed to the consideration of the bill are to furnish to the several masters of vessels other from New London, Connecticut. To (S. No. 32) to prevent the extermination of employed by them certified copies of the leases prevent the destruction of the animals our Gov. fur-bearing animals in Alaska. The bill was held by them respectively, which shall be pre ernment last summer sent a war vessel, the introduced by me a few days ago with the state sented to the Government revenue officer for Wyandotte, in order, of its own authority, to ment that it was verbatim the same bill that the time being who may be in charge at the regulate as far as possible the trade and prepassed the Senate during the last days of the islands, as the authority of the party for land. vent the extermination of the animals. Un. last session and failed in the House of Repre. ing and taking skins.

doubtedly too large a number were destroyed. sentatives for want of time. As the season for At the expiration of the term of ten years, last summer ; but the effect of sending the taking these animals commences in June, it is or on surrender or forfeiture of any lease, other vessel there and the control exercised over the desirable that the bill should be passed as leases may be made in the same manner for trade was such as to prevent any serious injury speedily as possible. As I have already said, other terms of ten years ; but no persons other to the future growth of these seals. this is verbatim the same bill that we passed than American citizens shall be permitted, by The present bill proposes to give to the Sec. less than a week ago. I move that it be taken lease or otherwise, to occupy the islands, or retary of the Treasury a power somewhat dis. up for consideration.

either of them, for the purpose of taking the cretionary, for it is absolutely necessary that The motion was agreed to ; and the bill (S. skins of fur-seals therefrom, nor shall any for it should be somewhat discretionary for the No. 32) to prevent the extermination of tùr. || eign vessel be engaged in taking such skins; protection of this interest. It is not intended bearing animals in Alaska was considered as and the Secretary of the Treasury shall vacate that he should devolve any monopoly upon in Committee of the Whole. It provides that and declare any lease forfeited if the same anybody. The two principal islands are each it shall be unlawful to kill any fur-seal upon be held or operated for the use, benefit, or ad. made a district, and the Secretary is authorized the islands of St. Paul and St. George, or in vantage, directly or indirectly, of any person or to lease each of these districts to the best ad. the waters adjacent thereto, except during the persons, other than American citizens. Every vantage. The discretion which is conferred months of June, July, September and Octo. lease shall contain a covenant on the part of upon him is found in these words, "to the best ber in each year; and it shall be unlawful to the lessee that he will not keep, sell, furnish, advantage." It was thought by the committee, kill such seals at any time by the use of fire- 1 give, or dispose of any distilled spirits or spir. and it was testified to by all parties familiar arms; but the natives of the islands are to ituous liquors on either of the islands to any with the seal fishery upon these islands, that have the privilege of killing such young seals of the natives thereof, snch person not being it was better thus to leave this amount of dis: as may be absolutely necessary for their own a physician and furnishing the same for use as cretion than to place the ordinary condition of food and clothing during other months, and medicine; and any person who shall kill any a lease to the highest bidder, as leasing to the also such old seals as may be required for their fur seal on either of the islands, or in the highest bidder causes fictitious bids to be introown clothing and for the manufacture of boats waters adjacent thereto, (excepting natives, as duced forthe purpose of levying black-mail upon for their own use, which killing shall be limited provided by the act,) without authority of the those who would actually engage in the trade. and controlled by such regulations as shall be lessees thereof, or either of them, and any per: The danger which would then arise would be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. son who shall molest, disturb, or interfere with that irresponsible parties, anxious only for im.

It is declared to be unlawful to kill any fe the lessees, or either of them, or their agents mediate gain and careless of the rapid destrucmale seal or any seal less than one year old or employés in the lawful prosecution of their tion of the fishery, would obtain interests in at any season of the year except as thus pro business, under the provisions of the act, shall it. Those who were interested and engaged in vided, and also to be unlawful to kill any seal be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

this traffic last summer, both from the Atlantic in the waters adjacent to those islands, or on In addition to the rental provided for, a rev. and Pacific coast, appeared before the comthe beaches, cliffs, or rocks where they haul up enue tax or duty of one dollar is to be laid mittee and testified fully, and it was the opinion from the sea to remain. Any person who shall upon each fur-seal skin taken and shipped of all parties concerned that dividing the islands violate either of these provisions is to be pun. from the islands, to be paid by the party tak into these two districts, the limitation of the islied, on conviction, for each offense by a fine ing the same into the Treasury of the United number of seals that should be taken on each of not less than $200 nor more than $1,000, States; and the Secretary of the Treasury is island per annum, the restriction as to the or by imprisonment not exceeding six months, empowered to make all needful rules and reg. mode of taking provided by this bill, which is or by such fine and imprisonment both, at the ulations for the collection and payment of the in accordance with the habit of the seals, would discretion of the court having jurisdiction and same, for the comfort and protection of the accomplish the object, and that under the protaking cognizance of the offense; and all ves. natives of the islands, and also for carrying visions of this bill a seal fishery which will sels, their tackle, apparel, and furniture, whose into full effect all the provisions of the act. bring to the Government an income of $100,000 crew shall be found engaged in the violation The Secretary of the Treasury may terminate per annum may be continued for an indefinite of any of the provisions of the act are to be for- | any lease given to any person, company, or period of time; but that without the enactfeited to the United States.

corporation, on fall and satisfactory proof of ment of some such lawas this an extermination For the period of ten years from and after the willful violation of any of the provisions of the fishery would inevitably follow in a very the passage of the act the number of fur-seals of the act or the rules and regulations estab short space of time. which may be killed for their skins upon the lished by him.

I am myself familiarly acquainted with gen41st Cong. Ist SESS. -No. 3.

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