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By Mr. Morrell: A bill (H. R. 1611) to incorporate the Government Anthracite Railroad Company, to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

By Mr. Scofield: A bill (H. R. 1612) supplemental to an act entitled "An act imposing taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco," and for other purposes, to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Kelley: A bill (H. R. 1613) to authorize gold contracts on the basis of the relative value of gold and United States notes, to the Cominittee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Nicholson : A bill (H. R. 1614) to establish a certain post route in the State of Delaware, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Heaton: A bill (H. R. 1615) to repeal an act entitled “An act to restrict the jurisdiction of the Court of Claims, and to provide for the payment of certain demands for quartermasters' and subsistence supplies furnished to the army of the United States," approved July 4, 1861, and to extend the statute of limitations in certain cases, to the Committee on the Judiciary and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Deweese: A joint resolution (H. Res. 393) extending jurisdiction of the Court of Claims to loyal citizens of North Carolina, to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Corley: A bill (H. R. 1616) for the removal of the political disabilities of certain citizens of South Carolina, to the Committee on Reconstruction;

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 394) in reference to the introduction of disloyal text books into the public schools of the United States, to the Committee on Education and Labor.

By Mr. Whittemore: A bill (H. R. 1617) to relieve Samuel T. Atkinson, a citizen of South Carolina, of political or legal disabilities, to the Committee on Reconstruction;

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 395) providing that the land scrip issued to the State of South Carolina may be used for common school purposes, to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be printed.

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 395) requesting the Committee on the Public Lands to inquire into the expediency of a repeal of "An act to protect the rights of actual settlers upon the public lands of the United States," to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be printed;

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 397) relative to persons holding civil offices in the provisional governments of Virginia and Texas, to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Clift: A bill (H. R. 1618) appropriating certain moneys for improving navigation of the Savannah river, to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Prince: A bill (H. R. 1619) for the removal of political disabilities from W. C. Dillon, of Georgia, to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Norris : A bill (H. R. 1620) making a grant of lands to the Eureka Mining and Transportation Company of Alabama, to the Committee on the Public Lands.

By Mr. Pierce: A bill (H. R. 1621) to carry into effect the 14th article of the amendments to the Constitution, to the Committee on the Judiciary and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Buckley: A bill (H. R. 1622) granting a pension to Cornelius Jackson to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Sypher: A bill (H. R. 1623) for the construction of the Mississippi and Mexican gulf ship canal, and for other purposes, to the Com. mittee on Roads and Canals.

By Mr. J. M. Ashley: A bill (H. R. 1624) to preserve the purity of elections in the several Territories of the United States, to the Committee on the Territories and ordered to be printed;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1625) concerning the boundaries of the States of Nevada, Minnesota, and Nebraska, and the Territories of Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, to the Committee on the Territories and ordered to be printed ;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1626) concerning the boundary of New Mexico, to the Committee on Territories and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Welker: A bill (H. R. 1627) to establish a police court for the District of Columbia, to the Committee for the District of Columbia and ordered to be printed;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1628) to provide for the removal of the Center Market in the city of Washington, and for the erection of a market building in a more suitable locality, to the Committee for the District of Columbia and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Buckland: A bill (H. R. 1629) to extend post route No. 9147 from Berlinville, Ohio, to Norwalk, Ohio, via East Norwalk, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. R. W. Clarke: A bill (H. R. 1630) granting a pension to Thomas C. Simmons, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Van Trump: A bill (H. R. 1631) to establish a post road from Lancaster, Ohio, to Outville, in Licking county, Ohio, and to discontinue mail route No. 9227 from Lancaster to Hebron, Ohio, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. J. T. Wilson : A bill (H. R. 1632) granting a pension to Joseph W. Hudson, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. S. S. Trimble: A bill (H. R. 1633) to divide the State of Kentucky into two judicial districts, to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. McKee: A bill (H. R. 1634) to repeal the usury laws in force in the District of Columbia, to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

By Mr. Arnell: A bill (H. R. 1635) to authorize payment for work done upon military fortifications, to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Mullens : A joint resolution (H. Res. 398) instructing the Committee of Ways and Means to consider the propriety of appointing cominissioners, with rules and regulations to adjust and audit the pay of accounts and claims of the loyal citizens of Tennessee against the government of the United States, to the Committee of Ways and Means;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1636) to remove all unconstitutional office holders, and to punish such as violate the same, and for other purposes, to the Committee on Reconstruction and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. R. R. Butler: A bill (H. R. 1637) to amend the revenue laws, and for other purposes, to the Committee on the Judiciary;

Also, a bill (R. R. 1638) for the relief of Lucy A. Miller, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1639) for the relief of Edward F. Lizemore, to the Comunittee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Julian : A bill (H. R. 1640) amendatory of the pre-emption laws, and for other purposes, to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Judd: A bill (H. R. 1641) to authorize the Secretary of War to place at the disposal of the National Lincoln Monument Association at Springfield, Illinois, damaged and captured ordnance and provide for transportation, to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Broomall : A joint resolution (H. Res. 399) to amend the Constitution of the United States, to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Burr: A bill (H. R. 1642) for the relief of William A. Scott, first lieutenant company F, 14th Minois volunteers, to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Benjamin: A bill (H. R. 1643) for the relief of Thomas Ridg. way, to the Committee on the Public Lands;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1644) granting a pension to Catharine W. Murray, widow of Gilbert E. Murray, late captain 21st Missouri volunteers, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Gravely: A bill (H. R. 1645) for the relief of John A. Beals, late of company M, 3d Iowa cavalry volunteers, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Newcomb: A bill (H. R. 1646) extending the act of July 4, 1864, limiting the jurisdiction of the Court of Claims, &c., to the loyal citizens of all the States represented in Congress, to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Roots: A bill (H. R. 1647) to amend the laws relating to the Post Office Department, which now require test oaths of persons not paid by the government, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Loughridge: A bill (H. R. 1648) to establish a post route from Springfield, Iowa, to Victor, Iowa, and from South English to Talleyrand, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1649) for the relief of Lieutenant William H. Needham, late of 220 Iowa infantry, to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Hopkins: A bill (H, R. 1650) to grant lands to the Superior and State Line Railroad Company, to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Axtell: A bill (H. R. 1651) to legalize certain land locations, to the Committee on the Public Lands.

By Mr. Sidney Clark: A bill (H. R. 1652) for the relief of certain pre-emption and homestead settlers along the original route of the Union Pacific railway, eastern division, to the Committee on the Public Lands;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1653) to incorporate the Central Indian Railroad Company, in the Indian territory, to the Committee on Indian Affairs and ordered to be printed ;

Also, a bill (H. Ř. 1654) to regulate the pay of persons in the empley of the United States, to the Committee on the Judiciary;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1655) to grant a portion of the military reservation at Fort Leavenworth to aid in the construction of a railroad and wagon bridge across the Missouri river, to the Committee on Military Affairs;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1656) granting the right of way to certain railroads through the territories of the United States, and for other purposes, to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad.

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 403) authorizing the division of certain moneys appropriated for and belonging to the Kansas tribe of Indians, to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

By Mr. D. R. Ashley: A bill (H. R. 1668) to amend an act entitled “ An act providing for a district and circuit court of the United States for the district of Nevada, and for other purposes," to the Committee on the Judiciary;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1657) to aid in ascertaining the value of public lands containing mineral lodes, and for the endowment of a national school of mines, to the Committee on Mines and Mining and ordered to be printed ;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1658) to establish certain post roads, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Chilcott: A bill (H. R. 1659) to establish certain post routes in the Territory of Colorado, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1660) to enable the people of Colorado to form a constitution and State government, and for the admission of said State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States, to the Committee on the Territories and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Cavanaugh: A bill (H. R. 1661) for the relief of John H. Rogers, to the Committee of Claims;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1662) to establish certain post roads in the Territory of Montana, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Banks: A bill (H. R. 1663) to provide for the appointment of a financial agent of the United States in foreign countries, to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and, with the papers relating thereto, ordered to be printed;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1664) for the incorporation of the National Art Union Association of the District of Columbia, to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

By Mr. B. F. Butler: A joint resolution (H. Res. 400) to aid in the administration of justice in Virginia, to the Committee on Reconstruction and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. S. Hooper: A bill (H. R. 1665) to amend the internal revenue laws, to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Robinson: A joint resolution (H. Res. 401) providing for the independence of Cuba, or securing the annexation thereof to the United States, to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

The call having been completed,

The Speaker announced, as the next business in order, the call of States for resolutions.

Thereupon,

Mr. H. D. Washburn introduced a bill (H. R. 1666) to repeal an act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices; which was read a first and second time.

Mr. H. D. Washburn moved the previous question on the engrossment of the said bill; which was seconded; And the question recurring, Shall the main question be now put?

116 It was decided in the affirmative, Nays..

Not voting

58 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative areMr. William B. Allison

Mr. Samuel Hooper Mr. George F. Miller George W. Anderson

Benjamin F. Hopkins William Mungen Samuel B. Axtell

Julius Hotchkiss Alexander H. Bailey

James M. Humphrey William E. Niblack

John A. Nicholson Ebon C. Ingersoll

Benjamin W. Norris
Shelby M. Cullom

Charles O'Neill
Fernando C. Beaman Henry L. Dawes
John A. Bingham

Charles E. Phelps
James G. Blaine
John F. Driggs
George W. Julian

Tobias A. Plants Ephraim R. Eckley William D. Kelley

Daniel Polsley
George S. Boutwell Charles A. Eldridge

Francis W. Kellogg
C. C. Bowen
Nathaniel Boyden

William H. Robertson Charles W. Buckley

William E. Robinson Albert G. Burr J. S. Golladay Israel G. Lash

Logan H. Roots Benjamin F. Butler

George V. Lawrence Philetus Sawyer Roderick R. Butler Joseph J. Gravely

Glenni W. Scofield John B. Callis John A. Griswold

William Loughridge Charles Sitgreaves Samuel F. Cary

Rufus Mallory

Rufus P. Spalding John W. Chanler Charles Haighi

H. H. Starkweather Thomas Haughey James R. McCormick Sidney Clarke

Hiram McCullough

47

J. P. New ham

Mr. J. W. Clift

Amasa Cobb
John Coburn
Burton C. Cook
Thomas Cornell
John Covode

Morton C. Hunter

John D. Baldwin
Nathaniel P. Banks
William H. Barnum

James A. Johnson
Alexander H. Jones
Thomas L. Jones
Norman B. Judd

John A. Peters
S. Newton Pettis

James B. Beck

John T. Deweese
Nathan F. Dixon

Austin Blair

Hiram Price
C. H. Prince

William C. Fields
Jobn Fox
J. Lawrence Getz

Michael C. Kerr
John H. Ketcham
J. Proctor Knott

Samuel F. Gove

William S. Lincoln

Asa P. Grover

James M. Marvin

Reader W. Clarke

Aaron F. Stevens
Thomas E. Stewart

David Heaton

Mr. Frederick Stone

John H. Stover
J. H. Sypher
Stephen Taber
Francis Thomas

Mr. Nelson Tift

Mr. Philadelph Van Trump Mr. John T. Wilson
Lawrence S. Trimble Ellihu B. Washburne William Windom
Row'd E. Trowbridge Henry D. Washburn Fred'k E. Woodbridge
Ginery Twichell
William Williams

George W. Woodward
Daniel M. Van Auken James F. Wilson

P. M. B. Young

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So the main question was ordered to be now put.
Ordered, That the bill be engrossed and read a third time.
Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time.
The question was then put, Shall the bill pass?

Yeas..

121 And it was decided in the affirmative, Nays...

47 Not voting.

53 The yeas

and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. William B. Allison

George W. Anderson
Samuel B. Axtell
Alexander H. Bailey
John D. Baldwin
Nathaniel P. Banks
William H. Barnum
Fernando C. Beaman
James B. Beck
John A. Bingham
James G. Blaino
Austin Blair
George S. Boutwell
C. C. Bowen
Nathaniel Boyden
Charles W. Buckley
Albert G. Burr
Benjamin F. Butler
Roderick R, Butler
John B. Callis
Samuel F. Cary
John W. Chanler
Reader W. Clarke
Sidney Clarke
J. W. Clift
Amasa Cobb
John Coburn
Burton C. Cook
Simeon Corley
Thomas Cornell
Shelby M. Cullom

Mr. Henry L. Dawes Mr. George W. Julian
John T. Deweese

William D. Kelley
Nathan F. Dixon

Francis W. Kellogg
John F. Driggs

Michael C. Kerr
Ephraim R. Eckley John H. Ketcham
Charles A. Eldridge J. Proctor Knott
Thomas D. Eliot

Inrael G. Lash
William C. Fields

George V. Lawrence
John Fox

William S. Liocola
J. Lawrence Getz

William Loughridge
Adam J. Glossbrenner Rufus Mallory
J. S. Golladay

James M. Marvin
James H. Goss

James R. McCormick
Samuel F. Gove

Hiram McCullough
John A. Griswold

George F. Miller
Asa P. Grover

William Mungen
Charles Haight

Carman A, Newcomb
George A. Halsey

William E. Niblack
Thomas Haughey

John A. Nicholson
David Heaton

Benjamin W. Norris
Samuel Hooper

Charles O'Neill
Benjamin F. Hopkins Halbert E. Paine
Julius Hotchkiss

John A. Peters
James M. Humphrey S. Newton Pettis
Morton C. Hunter

Charles E. Phelps
Ebon C. Ingersoll

Tobias A. Plants
James A. Johnson

Hiram Price
Alexander H. Jones

C. H. Prince
Thomas L. Jones

William H. Robertson
Norman B. Judd

William E. Robinson

Mr. Logan H, Roots

PhiletuSawyer
Glenni W. Scofield
Charles Sitgreaves
Rufus P. Spalding
H, H. Starkweather
Aaron F. Stevens
Thomas E. Stewart
Frederick Stone
John H. Stover
J. H. Sypher
Stepben Taber
Francis Thomas
Nelson Tift
Lawrence S. Trimble
Row'd E. Trowbridge
Givery Twichell
Daniel M. Van Auken
Philadelph Van Trump
Michael Vidal
Ellihu B. Washburne
Henry D. Washburn
William Williams
James F. Wilson
John T. Wilson
Stephen F. Wilson
William Windom
Fred'k E Woodbridge
George W. Woodward
P. M. B. Young.

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