Obrázky stránek
PDF
ePub

tary of the Treasury to sell no more gold bonds at present, to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Norris: A bill (8. R. 1703) granting to the Eufaula, Opelika, Oxford and Gunterville Railroad Company the right of way through the public lands of the United States, and lands for the purpose of aiding in the construction of the railroad of said company, to the Committee on the Public Lands;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1704) securing certain rights to the lately reconstructed States, to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Sypher: A bill (H. R. 1705) to enable the State of Louisiana to receive the public lands donated to that State by the act for the benefit of agricultural colleges, &c., and for other purposes, to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Bingham: A bill (H. R. 1706) to admit the State of Mississippi to representation in Congress, to the Committee on Reconstruction and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Welker: A bill (H. R. 1707) to incorporate the Butchers' Benevolent Association of the District of Columbia, to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

By Mr. Garfield: A bill (H. R. 1708) to fix the number of brigadier generals in the army, to the Committee on Military Affairs and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Arnell: A bill (H. R. 1709) to facilitate the payment of bounties to colored soldiers, to the Committee on Military Affairs and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Stokes: A bill (H. R. 1710) for the relief of Major Francis M. McKee, of Smith county, Tennessee, to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Shanks: A bill (H. R. 1711) to distribute the number and rank of government employés among the several districts and territories, to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds and ordered to be printed ;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1712) for the relief of Robert Ford, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Niblack: A bill (H. R. 1713) to establish a certain post route in Indiana, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Julian : A bill (H. R. 1714) to close the land system in certain States, to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be printed;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1715) to incorporate the national homestead association, to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Kerr: A bill (H. R. 1716) to relieve from all legal and political disabilities John H. Christy, of Georgia, to the Committee on Reconstruction;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1717) to establish an additional post route in Indiana, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Newcomb: A bill (H. R. 1718) to place the name of Rosanna Minger on the pension list, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Boles: A bill (H. R. 1719) granting a pension to Mrs. Nancy Reed, of Pike county, Arkansas, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions ;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1720) to relieve from legal and political disabilities certain persons engaged in the late rebellion, to the Committee on Reconstruction;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1721) to aid in the construction of the Arkansas and Pacific railroad, to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. J. T. Elliott: A bill (H. R. 1722) to increase the pension of Captain William J. Patton, late of company K, 4th Arkansas cavalry, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Ferry: A bill (H. R. 1723) to reorganize and increase the efficiency of the grade of mate, in the United States pavy, to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. Upson: A bill (H. R. 1724) making appropriations for certain harbors in the State of Michigan, to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. J. F. Wilson: A bill (H.R. 1725) to amend the judicial system of the United States, to the Committee on the Judiciary and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Windom: A bill (H. R. 1726) additional to an act granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from Lake Superior to Puget sound on the Pacific coast, by the northern road, to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad.

By Mr. S. Clarke: A bill (H, R. 1727) authorizing the appointment of a commissioner and the settlement of the claims of citizens of Kansas, to the Committee of Claims, and with accompanying papers, ordered to be printed.

By Mr. D. R. Ashley: A bill (H. R. 1728) to amend an act entitled " An act granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Central Pacific railroad, in California, to Portland, in Oregon," approved July 25, 1866, to the Committee on the Public Lands.

By Mr. Taffe: A bill (II. R. 1729) to establish a post route in the State of Nebraska, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Clever: A bill (H. R. 1730) to incorporate an educational university in Santa Fé, Territory of New Mexico, to the Committee on Education and Labor and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Kavanagh: A bill (H. R. 1731) to authorize James Gallaher and his associates to construct and maintain a bridge across the Missouri river at the three forks of the same, in the Territory of Montana, to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

By Mr. Schenck: A joint resolution (H. Res. 410) for the relief of Thomnas Worthington of Ohio, to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Arnell: A bill (H. R. 1732) to provide for the representation of the District of Columbia in the Congress of the United States, to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. W. Lawrence: A bill (H. R. 1733) to limit the franking privi. lege, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. T. L. Jones: A joint resolution (H. Res. 411) directing the United States Coast Survey to co-operate in the geological surveys of States, to the Committee on Mines and Mining.

By Mr. Deweese: A bill (H. R. 1734) for the relief of Caroline Bow. man, of the county of Greene and State of Tennessee, widow of Sparling Bowman, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Griswold: A bill (H. R. 1735) for the relief of Rev, D. Hillhouse Buel, to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. R. R. Butler: A bill (H. R. 1736) for the relief of Malinda Harmon, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1737) granting a pension to Luemelia Pangle of Tennessee, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Barnes: A joint resolution (H. Res. 412) to compel national banks to make statements six times a year at previous dates, to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

The call having been concluded, the Speaker announced as the next business in order, the call of the States and Territories for resolutions,

When,

Mr. Coburn submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and, under the operation of the previous question, agreed to:

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Expenditures be directed to inquire into and report to this house all the facts and circumstances concerning the contract with Wells, Fargo & Co., for carrying the United States mails between the termini of the Pacific railroads, the character of the contract, its terms, the probable cost of the service, and the manner in which the service has been and is being performed; and that said committee have power to compel the attendance of witnesses and ex. amine them under oath, and to report at any time.

Mr. Farnsworth moved that the vote by which the resolution was agreed to, be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Holman introduced the following resolutions :

Resolved, That in the present condition of the national finances no further subsidies ought to be granted by Congress, either in bonds or money, to railroad or other corporations, or to promote local enterprises, but the whole resources of the country ought to be applied to the pressing necessities of the public service in such manner as will relieve the people from the burdens of taxation.

Resolved, That grants of the public lands to corporations ought to be discontinued, and the whole of such lands ought to be held as a sacred trust, to secure homesteads to actual settlers, and for no other purpose whatever.

The same having been read, and the question being, Will the House agree to the resolutions?

Mr. Holman moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered to be put;

When

Mr. Windom moved that the resolutions be laid on the table; which motion was disagreed to.

The question recurring, Will the House agree to the resolutions ? a division of the question being demanded,

The Speaker put the question, Will the House agree to the first resolution?

(Yeas.................. 89 And it was decided in the affirmative, Nays.........

68

Not voting....... The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

[ocr errors]

Mr. William B. Allison Mr. Jacob H. Ela

Alexander H. Bailey John F. Farnsworth
Jehu Baker

Orange Ferriss
John D. Baldwin

Thomas W. Ferry Fernando C. Beaman William C. Fields John Beatty

J. Lawrence Getz Jacob Benton

Asa P. Grover John A. Bingham

Abner C. Harding
Austin Blair

Isaac R. Hawkins
George S. Boutwell David Heaton
Henry P. H. Bromwell John Hill
James Brooks

William S. Holman
Ralph P. Buckland

Chester D. Hubbard Albert G. Burr

Thomas A. Jenckes Benjamin F. Butler James A. Johnson Samuel F. Cary

Alexander H. Jones John W. Chanler

Thomas L. Jones Reader W. Clarke

Norman B, Judd Burton C. Cook

George W. Julian Thomps Cornell

William H. Kelsey Shelby M. Cullom

Michael C. Kerr Columbus Delano

Bethuel M. Kitchen Oliver H. Dockery

[blocks in formation]

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. George W. Anderson Mr. John Coburn
Samuel M. Arnell

Simeon Corley
Delos R. Ashley

John T. Deweese Samuel B. Axtell

Grenville M. Dodge Nathaniel P. Banks John F. Driggs Demas Barnes

James T. Elliott James B. Beck

James A. Gartield John F. Benjamin

J. S. Golladay Thomas Boles

James H. Gngs Nathaniel Bnyden

Samuel F. Gove Charles W. Buckley Joseph J. Gravely Roderick R. Butler

Thomas Haughey John B. Callis

William Higby John C. Churchill

Benjamin F. Hopkins Sidney Clarke

James M. Humphrey J. W. Clift

Ebon C. Ingersoll Amasa Cobb

William D. Kelley

[blocks in formation]

Those not voting are

Mr. George M. Adams

Oakes Ames
Stevenson Archer
James M. Ashley
William H. Barnum
W. Jasper Blackburn
James G. Blaine
C. C. Bowen
Benjamin M. Boyer
John M. Broomall
Henry L. Cake
John Covode
Henry L. Dawes
Oliver J. Dickey
Nathan F. Dixon
Ignatius Donnelly
Ephraim R. Eckley

Ir. W. P. Edwards Mr. Morton C. Hunter
Benjamin Eggleston

John H. Ketcham
Charles A, Eldridge Addison H. Latlin
Thomas D. Eliot

Benjamin F. Loan
John Fox

John A. Logan
John R. French

William Loughridge
Adam J. Glossbrenner John Lynch
John A. Griswold

Samuel S. Marshall
Charles Haight

James M. Marvin
George A. Halsey

Hiram McCullough
Charles M. Hamilton James K. Moorhead
Samuel Hooper

John Morrissey
Julius Hotchkiss

David A. Nunn
Asahel W. Hubbard Godlove S. Orth
Richard D Hubbard S. Newton Pettis
Calvin T. Hulburd

Luke P. Poland

Mr. Daniel Polsley

Theodore M. Pomeroy
John V. L. Pruyn
William H. Robertson
William E. Robinson
Lewis Selye
Aaron F. Stevens
Thomas E. Stewart
John Trimble
Robert T. Van Horn
Michael Vidal
Cadwal'r C. Washbum
Thomas Williams
Stephen F. Wilson
Fred'k E. Woodbridge
George W. Woodward

Ji Diells

So the first resolution was agreed to.

The question then recurring, Will the House agree to the second reso tion ? Mr. H. D. Washburn moved that it be laid on the table, And the question being put,

(Yeas................ It was decided in the affirmative, Nays...

( Not voting................. The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

... 110

Mr. William B. Allison

Oakes Ames
George W. Anderson
Samuel M. Arnell
Delos R. Ashley
Samuel B. Axtell
Nathaniel P. Banks
Fernando C. Beaman
James B. Beck
John F. Benjamin
John A. Bingham
Austin Blair
Thomas Boles
Natbaniel Boyden
Ralph P. Buckland
Charles W. Buckley
Roderick R. Butler
Henry L. Cake
John B. Callis
John C. Churchill
J. W. Clift
Amass Cobb
John Coburn
Burton C. Cook
Simeon Corley
John Covode
Shelby M. Cullom
Columbus Delano

Mr. John T. Dewe se

Oliver H. Dockery
Grenville M. Dodge
John F. Driggs
Benjamin Eggleston
Thomas D. Eliot
James T. Elliott
Orange Ferriss
Thomas W. Ferry
John R. French
James A. Garfield
J. S. Golladay
James H. Goss
Samuel F. Gove
Joseph J. Gravely
Thomas Haughey
David Heaton
Samuel Hooper
Benjamin F. Hopkins
Julius Hotchkiss
Asahel W. Hubbard
Morton C. Hunter
Ebon C. Ingersoll
Thomas A. Jenckes
James A Johnson
Alexander H. Jones
Norman B. Judd
George W. Julian

[blocks in formation]

Those who voted in the negative areMr. Alexander H. Bailey Mr. John F. Farnsworth Mr. Samuel S. Marshall Mr. Rufus P. Spalding Jebu Baker William C. Fields Dennis McCarthy

Aaron F. Stevens John D. Baldwin J. Lawrence Getz

James R. McCormick Frederick Stone
Deinax Barnes
Asa P. Grover
William Moore

J. H. Sypher
John Beatty
Abner C. Harding
William Mungen

Caleb N. Taylor
Jacob Benton
Isaac R. Hawkins
William E. Niblack

Francis Thomas
George S. Boutwell
William S. Holman
Halbert E. Paine

Charles Upson
Albert G. Barr
Chester D. Hubbard Frederick A. Pike

Daniel M. Van Anken
Benjamin F. Butler
Thomas L. Jones
Tobias A. Plants

Philadelph Van Trump
Samuel F. Cary
Williarn H. Kelsey
Samuel J. Randall

Hamilton Ward
John W. Chanler
Michael C. Kerr
Lewis W. Ross

Johu T. Wilson
Reader W. Clarke
William H. Koontz
Glenni W. Scofield

Fernando Wood
Sidney Clarke

George V. Lawrence Samuel Shellabarger P. M. B. Young.
Jacob H. Ela
William Lawrence

Charles Sitgreaves
Those not voting are-
Mr. George M. Adams Mr. Ignatins Donnelly Mr. James M. Humphrey Mr. Daniel Polsley
Stevenson Archer
Ephraim R. Eckley
John H. Ketcham

Theodore M. Pomeroy
James M. Ashley
W. P. Edwards
Bethuel M. Kitchen

John V. L. Pruyn
William H. Barnum
Charles A. Eldridge
Addison H. Laflin

William H. Robertson W. Jasper Blackburn John Fox

Benjamin F. Loan

William E. Robinson
James G. Blaine
Adam J. Glossbrenner John A. Logan

Lewis Selye
C. C. Bowen
John A. Griswold

William Loughridge Thomas E. Stewart
Benjamin M. Boyer
Charles Haight
John Lynch

Robert T. Van Horn Henry P. H. Bromwell George A. Halsey

Horace Maynard

Michael Vidal
James Brooks
Charles M Hamilton Hiram McCullongh

Cadwal'r C. Washburn
John M. Broomall
William Higby
James K. Moorhead

Ellihu B. Washburne Thomas Cornell John Hil! John Morrissey

Stephen F. Wilson Henry L. Dawes Richard D. Hubbard John A. Nicholson

Fred'k E. Woodbridge. Oliver J. Dickey Calvin T. Hulburd David A. Nunn

George W. Woodward. Nathan F. Dixon So the second resolution was laid on the table. Mr. H. D. Washburne moved that the vote by which the said resolution was laid on the table be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Holman moved that the vote by which the first resolution was agreed to, be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

The morning hour baving expired, the Speaker announced as the business next in order the consideration of the motion of Mr. E. B. Washburne, pending at the hour of adjournment on Monday, 11th instant, to suspend the rules to permit him to offer certain amendments to the bill of the House (H. R. 1599) making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June 30, 1870.

And the question being put, Will the House suspend the rules for that purpose?

It was decided in the negative; two-thirds not voting in favor thereof.

The question then recurring on agreeing to the amendments of the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union to the said bill,

Mr. E. B. Washburne moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered to be put, and under the operation thereof the amendments were severally agreed to.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. E. B. Washburne moved that the vote by which the bill was passed be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. B. F. Butler moved that the rules be suspended in order to permit him to submit the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Comptroller of the Currency be instructed to inform the House whether any and what banks have been allowed to exchange gold-bearing interest securities of the United States for six per cent. currency bonds issued to the Pacific railroad, and when and to what amount; and also whether any and what banks have relinquished their

« PředchozíPokračovat »