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John L. Thomas, J., Trowbridge, Upson, Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Hamilton Ward, Ellihu B. Washburne, William B. Washburn, Welker, Wentworth, Williams James F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, Woodbridge-104.

Female Suffrage and Intelligence Suffi ge. Pending the District of Columbia Suffr ge bill

in the SENATE

NAYS-Messrs. Ancona, Bergen, Boyer, Campbell, Cooper, Dawson, Eldridge, Finck, Glossbrenner, Goodyear, Aaron Harding, Ilise, Edwin N, Hubbell, Hunter, Le Blond. Marshall, Niblack, Nicholson, Samuel J. Randall, Ritter, Rogers,-yeas 9, nays 37, as follow: Ross, Roussean, Shanklin, Sitgreares, Stillwell, Taber, Nathaniel G. Taylor, Nelson Taylor, Trimble, Andrew H. Ward -31.

1866, December 12-Mr. COWAN moved to strike from it the word "male," which was lost

IN SENATE.

YEAS-Messrs. Anthony. Brown, Buckalew, Cowan, For ter, Nesmith, Patterson, Riddle. Wade-9.

1867, February 1-The bill passed-yeas 31, sen, Grimes, Harris, Henderson. Hendricks. How rd, Howe, nays 6, as follow:

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NAYS-Messrs. Cattell, Chandler, Conness, Creswell. Davis, Dixon, Doolittle, Edmunds, Fessenden, Fogg, FrelinghuyKirkwood, Lane, Morgan, Morrill, Norton, Poland, Pomeroy, Ramsey, Ross, Saulsbury, Sherman, Spragus, Stewart, Sumner, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Willey, Williams, Wilson, Yates-37.

Mr. DIXON moved to add to first section this proviso:

"That no person who has not heretofore voted in this District shall be permitted to vote, unless he shall be able at the time of offering to vote, to read, and also to write his own name."

Which, December 13, was lost-yeas 11, nays 34, as follow:

YEAS-Messrs. Anthony, Buckalew, Dizon, Doolittle, Fogg, Foster, Hendricks, Nesmith, Puttersm, Riddle, Willey-11. NAYS-Messrs Brown, Cattell, Chandler, Conuess, Cowan, Creswell, Davis, Edmunds, Fessenden, Frelinghuysen, Grimes, Harris, Henderson, Howard, Howe, Kirkwood, Lane, Morgan, Morrill, Norton, Poland, Pomeroy, Ramsey, Ross, Van Winkle, Wade, Williams, Wilson-34.

1867, January 10-Pending the bill to amend Saulsbury, Sherman, Sprague, Stewart, Sumner, Trumbul, the organic acts of the Territories, This substitute was adopted:

That from and after the passage of this act there shall be

no denial of the elective franchise in any of the Territories of the United States, now or hereafter to be organized, to any citizen thereof, on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude, and all acts or parts of acts, either of Congress or the legislative assemblies of said Territories, inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby declared null and void.

The vote was--yeas 24, nays 8, as follow: YEAS-Messrs. Anthony, Conness, Cragin, Creswell, Edmunds, Fessenden, Fogg, Foster, Fowler, Grimes, Ilenderson, Howard, Howe, Kirkwood, Lane, Morgan, Morrill, Poland. Sherman, Stewart, Sumner, Wade, Willey, Williams

-24.

NAYS-Messrs. Buckalew, Hendricks, Johnson, Norton, Patterson, Riddle, Saulsbury, Van Winkle-8.

IN HOUSE.

January 28-Mr. NOELL introduced a bill to abolish all disqualification from voting in the District of Columbia, on account of sex, and moved it be referred to a select committee, which was lost-yeas 49, nays 74, as follow:

YEAS-Messrs. Ancona, Baker, Barker, Baxter, Benjamin, Boyer, Broomall, Bundy, Campbell, Cooper, Defrees, Denison, Eldridge, Farnsworth, Ferry, Finck, Garfield, Hale. Hawkins, Hise, Chester D. Hubbard, Edwin N. Hubbell, Humphrey, Julian, Kasson, Kelley, Kelso, Le Blond, Loan, McClurg, McKee, Miller, Newell, Niblack, Noell, Orth, Ritter, Rogers, Ross, Sigreaves, Starr, Stevens, Strinise, Taber, Nathaniel G. Taylor, Trimble, Andrew H. Ward, Henry D. Washburn, Winfield-49.

NAYS-Messrs. Allison, Anderson, James M. Ashley, Baldwin, Beaman, Bidwell, Bingham, Blaine, Boutwell, BrandeSame day-The HOUSE concurred-yeas 104, gee, Buckland, Reader W. Clare, Coukling, Cook, Cullom, nays 38, as follow:

YEAS-Messrs. Alley, Allison, Ames, Arnell, James M. Ashley, Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Barker, Baxter, Beaman, Benjamin, Bidwell, Bingham, Blaine, Boutwell. Bromwell, Broomall, Buckland, Bundy, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Cook, Cullom, Culver, Davis, Defrees, Delano, Deming, Dixon, Dodge, Donnelly, I riggs, Eckley, Eggleston, Farnsworth, Farquhar, Ferry, Garfield, Grinnell, Abner C. Harding, Hart, Hawkins, Higby, Hill, Holmes, Hooper, Demas Hubbard, jr., John II. Ilubbard, James R. Hubbell, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Julian, Kasson, Kelso, Ketcham, Koontz, George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence, Loan, Longyear, Lynch, Marston, Marvin, Maynard, McClurg McRuer, Mercur, Miller, Morrill, Moulton, Myers, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Perham, Plants, Price, Raymond, John 11. Rice, Rollins, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Spalding, Stokes, Thayer, John L. Thomas, jr, Trowbridge, Upson, Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Hamil on Ward, Warner, Ellihu R. Washburne, Henry D. Washburn, William B. Washburn, Welker, Wentworth, Williams, James F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom -104.

NAYS-Messrs. Ancona, Bergen, Boyer, Campbell, Chanler, Cooper, Dawson, Denison, Eldridge, Finck, Clossbrenner, Aaron Harding, Hise, Hogan, Chester D. Hubbard, Edwin N. Hubbell, Humphrey, Johnson, Latham, Le Blond, Leftwich, Niblack, Nicholson, Noell, Samuel J. Randall, William H. Randall, Ruter, Rogers, Ross, Shanklin, Sitgreaves, Taber, Nathaniel G Taylor, Thornton, Trimble, Andrew H.

Ward, Whaley, Winfield-38.

NOTE. This bill became a law by reason of the failure of the President to sign, or return it with his objections, within ten days after presentation to him.

Darling, Dawes, Deming, Dounelly, Dumont, Eckley, Eggleston, Eliot, Farquhar, Grinnell, Higby, Holmes, Hooper, John II. Hubbard, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Koontz, Laflin, Lynch, Marvin, McIndoe, MeRuer, Mercur, Moorhead, Morrill, Myers, O'Neill, Paine, Patterson, Perham, Phelps, Pike, Plants, Price, Samuel J. Randall, Raymond. Pollins, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Shellabarger, Sloan, Spalding, Stokes, Francis Thomas, John L. Thomas, jr., Trowbridge, Upson, Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Hamilton Ward, Warner, William B. Washburn, Welker, Wentworth, Williams, James F. Wilson, Windom, Woodbridge-74.

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tion is made in open court that any person act- | dred and sixty-one, and before the first day of ing as an attorney or counsellor of said court, or July, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixtyoffering or proposing to so act, is barred by the six, respecting martial law, miftary trials by provisions of this act, or whenever said judge courts-martial or military commissions, or the or judges shall believe that such person is so arrest, imprisonment, and trial of persons charged barred, to inquire and ascertain whether such with participation in the late rebellion against person has been guilty of treason, bribery, mur- the United States, or as aiders or abettors tlicreof, der, or other felony, or whether he has been en- or as guilty of any disloyal practice in aid thereof, gaged in any rebellion against the Government or of any violation of the laws or usages of war, of the United States, or whether he has given or of affording aid and comfort to rebels against aid, comfort, or encouragement to the enemies the authority of the United States, and all proof the United States in armed hostility thereto; ceedings and acts done or had by courts-martial and if the court shall be of opinion that such or military commissions, or arrests and imprisonperson has been guilty of treason, bribery, mur-ments made in the premises by any person by der, or other felony, or that he has been engaged the authority of the orders or proclamations of in any rebellion against the Government of the the President, made as aforesaid, or in aid thereof, United States, or that he has given aid, comfort, are hereby approved in all respects, legalized or encouragement to the enemies of the United and made valid, to the same extent and with the States in armed hostility thereto, to exclude and same effect as if said orders and proclamations debar such person from the office of attorney had been issued and made, and said arrests, imor counsellor of said court. And any person prisonments, proceedings, and acts had been who shall testify falsely in any examination done under the previous express authority and made by any court, as aforesaid, shall be guilty direction of the Congress of the United States, of perjury, and liable to the pains and penalties and in pursuance of a law thereof previously of perjury. enacted and expressly authorizing and directing the same to be done. And no civil court of the United States, or of any State, or of the District of Columbia, or of any district or Territory of the United States, shall have or take jurisdiction of, or in any manner reverse any of the proceedings had or acts done as aforesaid, nor shall any person be held to answer in any of said courts for any act done or omitted to be done in pursuance or in aid of any of said proclamations or orders, or by authority or with the approval of the President within the period aforesaid, and respecting any of the matters aforesaid; and all officers or other persons in the service of the United States, or who acted in aid thereof, acting in the premises, shall be held prima facie to have been authorized by the President; and all acts and parts of acts heretofore passed, inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

January 23-The bill passed-yeas 119, nays 43, as follow:

YEAS-Messrs. Anderson, Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Barker, Baxter, Beaman, Benjamin, Bidwell, Bingham, Blaine, Boutwell, Brandegee, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckland, Eundy, Reader_W. Clarke, Cobb, Conkling, Cook, Cullom, Darling. Dawes, Defrees, De lano, Deming, Dixon, Donnelly, Driggs, Dumont, Eckley, Eggleston, Eliot, Farnsworth, Farquhar, Ferry, Garfield, Griune 1. Griswold, Abner C. Harding, Hart, Hayes, Higby, Hill, Holmes, Hooper, Hotchkiss, Chester D. Hubbard, Dem as Hubbard, jr., John II Hubbard, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Juli n, Kasson, Kelley, Kelso, Ketcham, Koontz, Kuykendal, Laflin, George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence, Loan, Longyear, Lynch, Marston, Marvin. Maynard, McClurg, McIndoe, McKee, Mercur, Miller, Moorhead, Morrill, Morris, Moulton, Myers, Nowell, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Patterson, Perham, Pike, Plants, Price, Wi liam H. Randall, Raymond, Alexander II. Rice, John II. Rice, Rollins, Sawyer, Scofield. Shellabarger, Sloan, Spalding, Starr, Stokes, Francis Thomas, John L. Thomas, jr, Trowbridge, Upson, Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Hamilton Ward, Warner, Henry D. Washburn, William B. ashburu, Welker, Wentworth, Williams, James

F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, Woodbridge-119

NAY-Messrs. Ancona, Bergen, Boyer, Campbell, Chanler, Cooper, Dawsm, Denison, Eldridge, Finck, Glossbrenner, Godyear, Ilale, Aaron Harding, Logan, Edwin N. Hubbell," Humphrey, Lunter, Kerr, Latham, Le Blond, Leftwich, Mar shall, McCullough, McRuer, Niblack, Nicholson, Phelps, Radford Samuel J. Randall, Ritter, Rogers. Ross, Shanklin, Sitgre ves. Stillwell, Tuber, Nathaniel G. Taylor, Nelson Taylor, Thornton, Trimble, Andrew II. Ward, Winfield-13. The bill was not acted upon in the Senate.

Validating Certain Proclamations and Acts of the President, and Others.

IN HOUSE.

1867, January 22-Pending this bill, introduced by Mr. BINGHAM, and reported from the Judiciary Committee, with amendments, by Mr. JAMES F. WILSON,

AN ACT to declare valid and conclusive certain proclamations of the President, and acts done in pursuance thereof, or of his orders, in the suppression of the late rebellion against the United States.

On the motion to insert the clause beginning and all officers and other persons," the yeas were 109, the nays 37, (Messrs. Ancona, Bergen, Boyer, Campbell, Chanler, Cooper, Dawson, Denison, Eldridge, Finck, Glossbrenner, Goodyear, Aaron Harding. Hise, Edwin N. Hubbell, Lumphrey, Hunter, Johnson, Kerr, Le Blond, Leftwich, Marshall, Niblack, Nicholson, Noell, Radford, Samuel J. Randall, Ritter, Rogers, Ross, Shanklin, Sitgreaves, Strouse, Taber, Nelson Taylor, Thornton, Trimble.)

February 23-The bill passed-yeas 112, nays 32, as follow:

YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Anderson, Arnell, Delos R Ashley, James M. Ashley, Baker, Baldwin, Baxter, Beanian, Bidwell, Bingham, Blaine, Brandegee, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckland, Bundy, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Conkling, Cook. Cullom, Davis, Dawes, Delano, Deming, Dixon, Dodge, Donnelly, Eggleston, Eliot, Farnsworth, Farquhar, Garfield, Grinnell, Abner C. Harding, Hawkins, Hlaves, Henderson, Higby, fill, Holmes, Hooper, Chester D. Hubbard, Demas Inbbard, jr, John H. Hubbard, James R. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep-Hubbell, Hulburd, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Ju ian, Kasson, Kelresentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That all acts, proclamations, and orders of the President of the United States, or acts done by his authority or approval after the fourth of March, anno Domini eighteen hup

ley, Ketcham, Koontz, Kuykendall, Laflin, George V. Law Maynard. Me lurg, McIndoe, McKee, McRuer, Mercur, Miller, Moorhead, Morris, Moulton, Myers, Newell, O'Nei 1, Orth, Paine, Perham, Plants, Price. William II. Randall, John II. Rice, Rollins, Sawyer, Scofield, Shellabarger, Sloan, Spalding, Starr, Stovens, Stillwell, Stokes, Thayer, Trowbridge, Upson.

rence, William Lawrence, Loan, Longyear, Lynch, Marvin,

Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Hamilton Ward, Warner, Henry D. Washburn, William B. Washburn, Welker, Went worth, Whaley, Williams, James F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, Woodbridge-112.

slave States then represented in Congress, charged to award to each loyal person to whom a colored volunteer might owe service a just compensation, NAYS-Messrs. Ancona, Bergen, Boyer, Campbell, Chanler, not exceeding three hundred dollars for such Cooper, Dawson, Eldridge, Finck, Glossbrenner, Aaron Hard-colored volunteer, be suspended until otherwise ing, Harris, Hise, Edwin N. Hubbell, Humphrey, Hunter, Kerr, Le Blond, Marshall, McCullough, Niblack, Nicholson, Samuel J. Randall, Ritter, Shanklin, Sitgreaves, Strouse, Tuber, Thornton, Trimble, Andrew H. Ward, Wright-32. IN SENATE.

March 2-The bill passed-yeas 36, nays 8,

as follow:

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NAYS-Messrs. Buckalew, Cowan, Davis, Hendricks, John son, McDougall, Norton, Saulsbury-8.

Homesteads in Southern States.

provided by law, and that the duties and compensation of the commissioners heretofore appointed under said section, shall cease from the date of the passage of this resolution.

Which was passed-yeas 107, nays 36, as follow:

YEAS-Messrs. Alley, Allison, Ames, Anderson, Delos R.
Ashley. James M. Ashley, Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Baxter,
Benjamin, Bidwell, Bingham, Blaine, Boutwell, Bromwell,
Brooniall, Buckland, Bundy, Reader W. Clarke, Cobb, Cook,
Cullom, Culver, Davis, Dawes, Defrees, Delano, Deming,
Dixon, Donnelly, Driggs, Eckley, Eliot, Farnsworth, Farqu
har, Ferry, Griswold, Abuer C. Harding, Henderson. Higby,
Hill, Holmes, Hooper, Chester D. Hubbard, Demas Hubbard,
jr., John II. Hubbard, James R. Hubbell, Ingersoll, Jenckes,
Julin, Kasson, Kelso, Ketcham, Koontz, Kuykendall,
George V. Lawrence, Loan, Longyear, Lynch, Marston, Mar-
vin, Maynard, McClurg, McKee, McRuer, Mercur, Morrill,

Morris, Moulton, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Patterson, Perham,
Pike, Plants, Pomeroy, Price, Raymond, John H. Rice, Rol-
Ross, Sawyer. Schenck, Scofield, Shellabarger, Spalding,
Burt Van Horn, Hamilton Ward, Warner, Ellihu B. Wash-
Stevens, Stokes, Thayer, Trowbridge, Upson. Van Aernam,
Lurne, Henry D. Washburn, William B. Washburn, Welker,
F. Wilson, Windom-107.

Wentworth, Whaley, Williams, James F. Wilson, Stephen

1867, February 28-Mr. JULIAN reported a bill amending the act of June 21, 1866, respecting homesteads in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisi-ins, ana, Arkansas, and Florida, so that any person applying for the benefit of said act shall be required to make oath that he has not voluntarily borne arms against the United States or given aid or comfort to its enemies; Provided, That said oath shall not be required of any person who dur. ing the late war enlisted in the military or naval service of the United States, and who shall have been honorably discharged therefrom, and not thereafter rendered any aid or comfort to the rebellion.

The bill was passed-yeas 97, nays 30, as follow:

YEAS-Messrs. Alley, Allison, Ames, Arnell, James M. Ashley, Baker, Panks, Baxter, Beaman, Bingham, Blaine, Brandegee, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckland, Reader W. Clarke, Cobb, Conkling, Cook, Cullom, Darling, Davis,

NAYS-Messrs. Ancona, Bergen, Boyer, Campbell, Chanler, Dawson, Denison, Finck, Glossbrenner, Aaron Harding, Ilawkins, Hise, Hogan, Edwin N. Hubbell, Humphrey, John som, Latham, Le Blond, Leftwich, Marshall, Niblack, Nichol son. Noell, Radford. Samuel J. Randall, William H. Randall, Ritter, Rogers, Shanklin, Sitgreaves, Strouse, Taber, Nathaniel G. Taylor, Nelson Taylor, Thornton, Andrew H. Ward-36 The bill was not acted upon in the Senate.

To Suspend all Proceedings in relation to the Payment for Slaves drafted or received as Volunteers in the Military Service.

IN HOUSE.

1867, March 18-The bill passed, providing Dawes, Defrees, Delano, Dixon, Dodge, Dumont, Eliot, Far- that all further proceedings under the twentyquhar, Griswold, Hawkins, Hayes, Higby, Hill, Holmes, fourth section of the act of Congress approved Hooper, Chester D. Hubbard, Demas Hubbard, jr., John II. Hubbard, Hulburd, Jenckes, Juliau, Kelley, Kelso, Koontz, February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence, Loan, Longyear, sixty-four, "to award compensation to the masLynch, Marvin, Maynard, McClurg, McIndoe, McKee, Mc-ters of slaves drafted into the military service Ruer, Mercur, Miller, Morrill, Morris, Moulton, Myers, Newell, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Perham, Pike, Plants, Pome of the United States, and award compensation roy, Price, W. II. Randall, Rollins, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, to persons to whom colored volunteers may owe Shellabarger, Sloan, Spalding, Starr, Stokes. Thayer, Francis Thomas, John L. Thomas, jr., Trowbridge, Upson, Van service," and under the second section of the act Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Hamilton Ward, Warner, Henry approved July twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred D. Washburn, William B. Washburn, Welker, Wentworth, and sixty-six, "making appropriation for pay. Whaley, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom-97. ment to persons claiming service or labor from colored volunteers or drafted men," be, and the same is hereby suspended. And the Secretary of War is directed to dissolve the commissions appointed under the said sections, and make payment to the commissioners and clerks for the services rendered, upon their making report of their proceedings to the War Department.

NAYS-Messrs. Ancona, Bergen, Campbell, Chanler, Cooper, Dawson, Finck, Glossbrenner, Goodyear, Aaron Harding, Hise Horan, Edwin N. Hubbell, Humphrey, Kerr, Kuy dendall, Latham, Le Blond, Leftwich, Marshall, Niblack, Nicholson, Ritter, Shanklin, Sitgreaves, Taber, Trimble, Andrew H. Ward, Winfield, Wright-30.

The bill was not acted upon in the Senate.

To Suspend the Payment of Bounty to former
Owners of Colored Volunteers.

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March 18-The vote on Mr. SCHENCK's motion to suspend the rules to allow the consideration of the bill, was the only vote taken-and was yeas 92, nays 24, as follow:

YEAS-Messrs. Ames, Anderson, Delos R. Ashley, James

M. Ashley, Baker, Baldwin, Beaman, Benjamin, Bingham,
Butler, Churchill, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb,
Cook, Cornell, Covode, Cullom, Dodge, Donnelly, Driggs,
Gravely, Hamilton, Hayes, Hooper, Hopkins, Asthel W.
Eckley, Ela, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Ferry, Fields. Garfield,
Hubbard, Chester D. Hubbard. Hulburd, liunter, Judd,
Julian. Kelley, Kitchen, Koontz, Laflin, Willi m Lawrence,
Loan, Marvin. McClurg, Miller, Moore, Myers, Newcomb,
O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Perham, Peters, Pile, Plants, Poland,
Polsley, Pomeroy, Robertson, Ross, Sawyer, Schenck, Sco

Blaine, Blair, Boutwell, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckland,

field, Shanks, Shellabarger, Smith, Spalding, Taylor, Twich-
ell, Upson, Van Aernam, Burt Van IIorn, Robert T. Van
Horn, Van Wyck, Ward, Cadwalader C. W shburn, Henry

D. Washburn, Welker, Thomas Williams, William Williams,
James F Wilson, John T. Wilson, Windom-92.

NAYS-Messrs. Boyer, Brooks, Burr, Eldridge, Foz, Getz,
Glassbrenner, Holman, Kerr, Marshall, Morgan, Morrissey,
Mungen, Niblack, Nicholson, Noell, Pruyn, Randall, Robin-
son, Silgreaves, Taber, Van Aulen, Van Trump, Wood-24.
IN SENATE.

March 21-The resolution passed—yeas 32, nays 7, as follow:

YEAS-Messrs. Anthony, Cameron, Cattell, Chandler, Cole, Conkling, Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Drake, Edmunds, Fowler, Harlan, Henderson, Howe, Morgon, Morrill of Vt., Morton, Nye, Patterson of N. H. Pomeroy, Ramsey, Ross, Saulsbury, Sherman, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Trumbull, Wade, Williams, Wilson-32.

NAYS-Messrs. Buckalew, Davis, Doolittle, Johnson, Patterson of Tenn., Van Winkle, Willey-7.

A Bill to Restore the Possession of Lands Confiscated by the Authorities of the States lately in Rebellion.

bill:

IN HOUSE.

IN SENATE.

1867, February 21-Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN reported it from the Committee on the Judiciary, with an amendment as to the form of proceeding, but it was not reached before adjournment.

PROPOSED IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT
JOHNSON.

In Thirty-Ninth Congress.

1866, December 17-Mr. JAMES M. ASHLEY moved a suspension of the rules to enable him to report, from the Committee on Territories, this resolution:

Resolved, That a select committee to consist of seven members of this House be appointed by the Speaker, whose duty it shall be to inquire whether any acts have been done by any officer of the Government of the United States which in contemplation of the Constitution are

1866, July 24-Mr. WILLIAMS reported from the Committee on the Judiciary the following That in all cases where any loyal citizen of the United States may have been disseized or dispossessed of any lands or tenements belonging to him or her, within any of the States lately in rebellion, by any order, proceeding, or decree, under the pretended authority of the so-called Confederate government, or of any of the States comprising the same, on the ground of his or her adherence to the cause of the Union, or his or her absence, or failure or refusal to give support to the said rebellion, it shall be the duty of the President of the United States, or the commanding officer of the military forces stationed within the particular State or District, on complaint made to either of them in writing, by the party or parties so disseized or dispossessed, their heirs or assigns, accompanied by satisfactory evidence that the title or possession of any such property is claimed by the person or persons occupying the same under or by virtue of any such order, proceeding, or decree, to restore the person or persons so interested and aggrieved to the posression and rights of which they have been thus unjustly deprived, and to protect them in the enjoyment of said rights by the application of so much force as may be necessary for that pur-drew H. Ward, Warner, Whaley-49. pose.

high crimes or misdemeanors, and whether said acts were designed or calculated to overthrow, subvert, or corrupt the Government of the United States, or any department thereof, and that said committee have power to send for persons and papers and to administer the customary oath to witnesses, and that they have leave to report by bill or otherwise.

Which was not agreed to, (two-thirds being necessary.) yeas 90, nays 49, as follow: YEAS-Messrs Alley, Allison, Anderson, Arnell, Delos R. Ashley, James M Ashley, Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Barker, Baxter, Benjamin, Bidwell. Bingham. Blow, Boutwell, Brandegee, Bromwell, Buckland, Bundy, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Conkling, Cullom, Dixon. Driggs, Eckley, Farnsworth, Farquhar, Ferry, Garfield, Grinnell, Abner C, Harding, Hart, Hawkins, Hayes, Henderson, Hill, Holmes, Hotchkiss, Domas Hubbard, jr., John H. Hubbard, Ingersoll, Julian, Kelley, Kelso, Koontz, Kuykendall, Laflin, Wilim Lawrence, Loan, Longyear, Lynch, Marston, Marvin, McClurg, McIndoe, McKee, McRuer, Mercer, Morrill, Moulton, Myers, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Patterson, Perham, Pike, Pomeroy, Price, William II. Randall, Schenck, cofield, loan, Svens, Thayer, Francis Thomas, Trowbridge, Upson, Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Ellibu B. Washburne Welker, Wentworth, Williams, James F.

Wilson, Windom 90.

NAYS- Messrs. Ames, Ancona, Bergen, Boyer, Campbell, Chanler, Cooper, Dawes, Defrees, Deming, Denison, Dodge, Eldridge, Finck, Glossbrenner, Hale. Aaron Harding, Hise, Logan, hester D. Hubbard. E. N. Hubbell, Flunter, Jenckes Kerr, Latham, Le Blond, Leftwich, Marshall, Maynard, Niblack, Nicholson, Noell, Samuel J. Randall, Raymond, Ritter, Rogers, Ross, Shanklin, Sigreaves. Spalding, Stokes, Strouse, Tuber, Nathaniel G. Taylor, Nelson Taylor, Thornton, An

1867, January 7-Mr. LOAN offered this resoMr TRIMBLE moved that it be laid on the ta-lution, which was referred to the Committee on ble, which was disagreed to-yeas 24, nays 81, as follow:

Reconstruction:

Resolved, That for the purpose of securing the YEAS-Messrs. Anema, Bergen, Boyer, Cooper, Eldridge. fruits of the victories gained on the part of the Finck, Glossbrenner, Aaron Harding, Hogan, Johnson, Kerr, Le Blond, McCullough, Niblack, Nicholson, Radford. Samuel Republic during the late war, waged by rebels J. Randall, Ritter, Ross, Strouse, Taber, Thornton, Trimble, and traitors against the life of the nation, and of Winfield-24. NAY-Messrs. Allison, Baker, Banks, Barker, Baxter, giving effect to the will of the people as exBenjamin, Bidwell, Bingham, Buckland, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, pressed at the polls during the recent elections Conkling. Cullom, Davis, Dawes, Defrees, Dixon, Driggs, by a majority numbering in the aggregate more Eckley, Eggleston, Eliot, Farnsworth, Farquhar, Ferry, Ab- than four hundred thousand votes, it is the imner C. Harding, Hart, Hayes, Iligby, Holmes, Hooper, Hotchkiss, Chester D Hubbard, John H. Hubbard. James R. Hub-perative duty of the Thirty-Ninth Congress to bell, Hulburd, Jenckes Julian. Kelley, Ketcham, Koontz, take without delay such action as will accomLaflin, George V Lawrence, William Lawrence, Loan, Lynch, plish the following objects: Maynard McClurg, McRuer. Mercur, Miller, Moorl.eat, Morris, Myers, Newell. O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Perham, Plants, Price, Raymond, Rollins, Sawyer, Scofield, hellabarger, Spalding, Stevens, Stokes, Nathaniel G. Taylor, John L. Thomas, jr., Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Hamilton Ward, Welker, Wentworth, Whaley, Williams, James F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, Woodbridge-81. The bill was then passed.

1. The impeachment of the officer now exercising the functions pertaining to the office of President of the United States of America, and his removal from said office upon his conviction, in due form of law, of the high crimes and misdemeanors of which he is manifestly and notori

ously guilty, and which render it unsafe longer |tion of the Constitution, are high crimes and to permit him to exercise the powers he has un-inisdemeanors: Therefore, lawfully assumed.

2. To provide for the faithful and efficient administration of the executive department of the Government within the limits prescribed by law.

Be it resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be, and they are hereby, authorized to inquire into the official conduct of Andrew Johnson, Vice-President of the United States, discharging the powers and duties of the office of President of the United States, and to report to this house whether, in their opinion, the said Andrew Johnson, while in said office has been guilty of acts which were designed or calculated ment of the United States, or any department or officer thereof; and whether the said Andrew Johrson has been guilty of any act, or has conspired with others to do acts, which, in contemRe-plation of the Constitution, are high crimes or misdemeanors, requiring the interposition of the constitutional power of this house; and that said committee have to send for persons and power papers, and to administer the customary oath to

3. To provide effective means for immediately eorganizing civil governments in those States lately in rebellion, excepting Tennessee, and for restoring them to their practical relations with the Government upon a basis of loyalty and justo overthrow, subvert. or corrupt the Governtice; and to this end,

witnesses.

4. To secure, by the direct intervention of Federal authority, the right of franchise alike without regard to color, to all classes of loyal citizens residing within those sections of the public which were lately in rebellion. Same day-Mr. KELSO offered this resolution: Resolved, That for the purpose of securing the fruits of the victories gained on the part of the Republic during the late war, waged by rebels and traitors against the life of the nation, and of giving effect to the will of the people, as expressed at the polis during the late elections by majorities numbering in the aggregate more than four hundred thousand votes. it is the impera-ley, tive duty of the Thirty-Ninth Congress to take. without delay, such action as will accomplish the following objects:

1. The impeachment of the officer now exercising the functions pertaining to the office of the President of the United States of America, and his removal from office, upon his conviction, in due form, of the crimes and high misdemeanors of which he is manifestly and notoriously guilty, and which render it unsafe longer to permit him to exercise the powers he has unlawfully assumed.

2. To provide for the faithful and efficient administration of the executive department within the limits prescribed by law.

Mr. DAVIS moved it be tabled; disagreed to-yeas 40, naye, 101.

were:

which was
The YEAS

Messrs. Ancona, Delos R. Ashley, Baldwin, Bergen, Camp bell, Chanler, Cooper, Davis, Dawson, Eldridge, Finck, Glossbrenner, Aaron Harding, Ha vkins, Hise. Hogan, Humphrey. Hunter, Kerr, Kuykendall, Latham, Leftwich, McCullough, Niblack, Nicholson, Noell, l'helps, Samuel J. Randall, William II. Randall, Ritter, Ross, Shanklin, Strouse, Tuber, Nathaniel G. Taylor, Nelson Tuylor, Trimble, Ward, Whaley, Winfield-10.

They were subsequently referred to the Committee on the Judiciarz.

Same day-Mr. JAMES M. ASHLEY, as a question of privilege, submitted the following: I do impeach Andrew Johnson, Vice-President and acting President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors.

I charge him with a usurpation of power and violation of law:

In that he has corruptly used the appointing power;

In that he has corruptly used the pardoning power;

In that he has corruptly used the veto power; In that he has corruptly disposed of public property of the United States;

In that he has corruptly interfered in elections, and committed acts which, in contempla

table; which was disagreed to-yea 39, nays 106.
Mr. SPALDING moved to lay the subject on the
agreed to-yeas 108, nays 39, as follow:
The proposition of Mr. ASHLEY was then

James M. Ashley, Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Barker, Baxter, Beaman, Benjamin, Kidwell, Bingham. Blaine, Boutwell, Brandegee, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckland, Bundy, Chanler, Reader W. Clarke, 8 dney Clarke, Cobb, Cook, Cullom, Culver, Darling, Defrees, Delano, Deming, Dixon, Donnelly, Driggs, Eckley, Farnsworth, Farquhar, Ferry, Garfield, Grinnell, Abner C Harding, Hart, Hayes, Henderson. Higby, Hill, Holmes, Hooper. Chester D Hubbard, ley. Kelso, Ke cham, Kuykenda 1, George V. Lawrence, John II Hubbard, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Julian, Kasson, KelWilliam Lawrence, Loan, Longyear. Lynch, Marston, Mar vin, Maynard, McClurg. McKee, MeRuer, Mercur. Miller, Moorhead, Morrill, Mon tou, Myers, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Patterson, Perham, Pike, Price, William II. Randall, Alexander H. Rice, John H. Rice, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Starr, Stevens, Stokes, Thayer, John L. Thomas, jr., Trowbridge, Upson, Van Aernam, Hamilton Ward, Warner, Ellibu B. Washburne, Henry D. Washburn, Welker, Wentworth, Willianis, James F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson. Windom-108.

YEAS-Messrs. Alley, Allison, Ames. Aruell, Delos R. Ash

NAYS-Messrs. Ancona, Bergen, Campbell, Cooper, Davis, Dawson, Dodge, Eldridge, Finck, Glosslrenner, Aaron Hard ing, Hawkins, Hise. Hogan, James R. Hubbell Humphrey, Hunter, Kerr, Latham, Leftwich, McCullough, Niblack, Nich olson, Noell, Phelps. Simuel J. Randall, Raymond, Ritter, Ross. Shanklin, Spalding, Strouse, Taber, Nathaniel G Taylor, Nelsm Taylor, Trimble, Andrew H. Ward, Whaley, Winfield-39.

Report of the Committee, February 28, 1867. The Committee on the Judiciary, charged by the House with the examination of certain allegations of high crimes and misdemeanors against the President of the United States, submit the following report:

On the seventh day of January, 1867, the House, on motion of Hon. James M. Ashley, a representative from the State of Ohio, adopted the following preamble and resolution, to wit: ing President of the United States, of high crimes and mis

"I do impeach Andrew Johnson, Vice President and act

demeanors.

"I charge him with a usurpation of power and violation of law: in that he has corruptly used the appointing power; in that he has corruptly used the pardoning power; in that

he has corruptly used the veto power; in that he has corruptly disposed of public property of the United States: in acts, and conspired with others to commit acts, which, in that he has corruptly interfered in elections, and committed contemplation of the Constitution, are high crimes and mis

demeanors.

diciary be, and they are hereby, authorized to inquire into the official conduct of Andrew Johnson, Vice President of

"Therefore, be it resolved, That the Committee on the Ju

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