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consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 1460) regulating the duties on imported copper and copper ores—the pending question being on its passage.

On motion of Mr. Schenck, at 2 o'clock and 35 minutes p, m., the House adjourned.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1868.

The following additional members appeared, viz:
From the State of New Jersey: Charles Sitgreaves.
From the State of Delaware : John A. Nicholson,

From the State of New York: Burt Van Horn and Charles H. Van Wyck.

From the State of North Carolina : John T. Deweese.
From the State of New Hampshire: Jacob Benton.

The following memorials, petitions, and other papers were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the rules:

By Mr. Myers: The petition of letter-carriers in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, post office, praying for an increase of their salaries.

By Mr. O'Neill: A petition of similar import.

By Mr. Speaker: The petition of Wm, C. H. Waddell, relative to a reduction in the cost of inter-oceanic postage.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Nicholson: The petition of William S. Chapman, praying for an extension of his patent; which was referred to the Committee on Patents.

By Mr. Moorhead: The memorial of George Given, a soldier of the war of 1812, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. Archer: The petition of W. Cornell Jewett, praying for deliberation before resorting to threatening measures against England; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

By Mr. Perham : The petition of Lewis E. McLaughlin, praying for arrears of pension ; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Whittemore: The memorial of Andrew Ramsey, a citizen of South Carolina, praying for the removal of political disability; which was referred to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Ketcham: The petition of officers of the army, praying for additional pay; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Burr: The remonstrance of citizens of the State of Illinois against any modification of the tariff on wool.

By Mr. Beaman: The petition of citizens of the State of Michigan, praying for action on the civil service bill.”

Ordered, That the said remonstrance and petition be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Scofield: The petition of discharged soldiers of the State of Michigan, praying for bounty land; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

By Mr. Ingersoll: The petition of Pinkney and brother, of Peoria, State of Illinois, praying for amendment of the law taxing tobacco.

By Mr. Schenck: The petition of citizens of the United States, pray. ing for the remission of duties on certain articles to be imported for an Irish fair.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Spalding: The petition of A. M. Edwards, praying for a pension.

By Mr. McKee: The petition of John Vice, praying for a pension.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Perham: The petition of Charles H. Cobb, jr., praying for bounty.

By Mr. Schenck: The petition of the inmates of the Soldiers' Home, in the District of Columbia, praying that they may be allowed to draw their pensions, which are withheld.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Sitgreaves: The petition of the widow of Captain J. G. Mitchell, praying for grant of lands discovered and settled by him in Alaska.

By Mr. Shanks: The petition of Captain G. H. Bonebrake-hereto. fore referred, January 19, 1868.

By Mr. Bingham: The memorial and evidence of John Milone, postmaster at Uhricksville, State of Ohio, praying for relief.

Ordered, That the said petitions and memorial be referred to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Francis Thomas: The petition of citizens of the State of Mary. land, praying for a republican form of government; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Burr: The petition of George Smith, praying for a pension; Also, the petition of Scott J. Halferty, for the same;

Also, the petition of Margaret Parker, widow of Leynard Parker, for the same;

Also, the petition of Mary A. Casterviler, widow of John Casterviler, for the same;

Also, the petition of Elizabeth Morley, mother of Isaac G. Morley, for the same;

Also, the petition of Mary Miller, widow of Henry Miller, for the same;

Also, the petition of Catharine M. Brown, mother of George Brown, for the same;

Also, the petition of Lucy Bennett, mother of John L. Bennett, for the same;

Also, the petition of Melissa Andrews, widow of Joseph Andiews, for the same;

Also, the petition of John McClusky, for the same;
Also, the petition of Aaron T. Macklin, for the same;
Also, the petition of George Dunn, for the same;
Also, the petition of Samuel A. Topley, for the same;
Also, the petition of Adolphus Hall, for the same;
Also, the petition of Peter Beard, for the same;

Also, the petition of Charlotte Ochner, widow of Louis Ochner, praying for the same.

By Mr. Van Aernam: The petition of Margaret K. Judd, for the same;

Also, the petition of Mrs. S. E. Harmon, widow of James Harmon, for the same.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Boutwell: The memorial of Polly B. Howe, relative to the extension of the Howe patent; which was referred to the Committee on Patents.

Also, the petition of Abraham Primmer, praying for the continuance of the Freedmen's Bureau in the State of Virginia; which was referred to the Committee on Freedmen's Affairs.

By Mr. O'Neill: The memorial of the Philadelphia Board of Underwriters, State of Pennsylvania, praying for the erection of a light-house on the Atlantic coast of New Jersey; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

The Speaker announced as the regular order of business the consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 1460) regulating the duties on imported copper and copper ore. The question being on its passage, was put,

(Yeas ......

. 107 And determined in the affirmative, Nays ..............

...... 51

(Not voting...... .... 63 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. Oakes Ames
Mr. John Covode

Mr. John H. Keteham
George W. Anderson Henry L. Dawes

Bethuel M. Kitchen
Samuel M. Arnell
Columbus Delano

William H. Koontz
James M. Ashley
John T. Deweese

Israel G. Lash
Samuel B. Axtell
Oliver J. Dickey

George V. Lawrence
Nathaniel P. Banks Nathan F. Dixon

William Lawrence
Fernando C. Beaman Ignatius Donnelly

William S. Lincoln
John Beatty
John F. Driggs

Benjamin F. Loan
John F. Benjamin
Ephraim R. Eckley

Rufus Mallory
Jacob Benton
Benjamin Eggleston

James M. Marvin
John A. Bingham

John F. Farnsworth Horace Maynard
Austin Blair
Orange Ferriss

Dennis McCarthy
Thomas Boles
Thomas W. Ferry

Samuel McKee
C.C. Bowen
John R. French

Ulysses Mercur
Nathaniel Boyden
James A. Garfield

George F. Miller
John M. Broomall
James H. Goss

William Moore
Benjamin F. Butler Joseph J. Gravely

James K. Moorhead
Roderick R. Butler
Tbomas Haughey

Daniel J. Morrell
Henry L. Cake
David Heaton

James Mullins
John B. Callis
William Higby

Leonard Myers
Samuel F. Cary
John Hill

J. P. New ham
Reader W. Clarke

Benjamin F. Hopkins Benjamin W. Norris.
Sidney Clarke

Chester D. Hubbard Charles O'Neill
J. W. Clift
Morton C. Hunter

Halbert E. Paine
Amasa Cobb
Thomas A. Jenckes

S. Newton Pettis
Johu Coburn

Alexauder H. Jones Luke P. Poland
Simeon Corley
William D. Kelley

Daniel Polsley
Those who voted in the negative are-

Mr. Theodore M. Pomeroy

Hiram Price
C. H. Prince
William H. Robertson
Robert C. Schenck
Glenni W. Scofield
John P. C. Shanks
Worthington C. Smith
Rufus P. Spalding
H. H. Starkweather
Aaron F. Stevens
William B. Stokes
John H. Stover
J. H. Sypher
Ginery Twichell
Charles Cpson
Henry Van Aernam
Burt Van Horn
Cadwal'r C. Washburn
Henry D, Washburn
William B. Washburn
Martin Welker
B. F. Whittemore
William Williams
Stephen F. Wilson
Williain Windom.

Mr. George M. Adams

William B. Allison
Stevenson Archer
Jebu Baker
John D. Baldwin
James B. Beck
Benjamin M. Boyer
James Brooks
Albert G. Burr
John W. Chanler
John C. Churchill
Burton C. Cook
Shelby M. Cullom

Mr. Charles A. Eldridge Mr. William Mungen
William C. Fields

William E. Niblack
John Fox

John A. Nicholson
Adam J. Glossbrenner Godlove S. Orth
Julius Hotchkiss

Sidney Perbam
Thomas L. Jones

John A. Peters
Norman B. Judd

Charles E. Phelps
George W. Julian

Frederick A. Pike
Michael C. Kerr

Samuel J. Randall
J. Proctor Knott

William E. Robinson
John Lynch

Charles Sitgreaves
Samuel S. Marshall

Thomas E. Stewart
James R. McCormick Stephen Taber

Mr. John Taffe

Francis Thomas
Nelson Tift
John Trimble
Lawrence S. Trimble
Daniel M. Van Auken
Philadelph Van Trump
Ellihu B. Washburne
James F. Wilson
Fernando Wood
George W. Woodward
P. M. B. Young,

Those not voting are-
Mr. Delo, R. Asbley Mr. J. Lawrence Getz

Alexander H. Bailey J.S. Golladay
Demas Barnes

Samuel F. Gove
William H. Barpum

John A. Griswold W. Jasper Blackburn Asa P. Grover James G. Blane

Charles Haight George S. Boutwell George A. Halsey Henry P. H. Bromwell Charles M. Hamilton Ralph P. Buckland

Abner C. Harding Charles W. Buckley Isaac R. Hawkins Thomrs Cornell

William S. Holman Oliver H. Dockery

Samuel Hooper Grenville M. Dodge Asahel W. Hubbard W. P. Edwards

Richard D Hubbard Jacob H. Ela

Calvio T. Hulburd Thomas D. Eliot

James M. Humphrey

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So the bill was passed. Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate therein. Mr. Schenck moved that the vote on the passage of the said bill be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House the following executive communications:

1. The annual report of the Secretary of the Treasury for the year 1868; which was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means and ordered to be printed.

II. A letter from the chief clerk of the Court of Claims, transmitting, in compliance with the act of June 25, 1868, a statement of the judg. ments rendered by that court during the past year; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

III. A letter from the Surgeon General of the United States army, reporting contracts made by him for the care, support, and treatment of sixty transient paupers in the city of Washington, in accordance with the act of July 27, 1868; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and ordered to be printed.

. IV. A letter from the Commissioner of Patents, transmitting a detailed account of the receipts and expenditures of his office from July 20, 1868, to December 1, 1868, in compliance with the act of July 20, 1868; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

V. A letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with a letter from P. H. Conger, agent for the Yancton Sioux Indians, in Dakota, relative to their destitute condition, and of the tribes of the upper Missouri; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

The Speaker also presented additional testimony in the case of the contested election of Simeon Jones vs. James Mann, from the State of Louisiana; which was referred to the Committee of Elections.

The Speaker also presented a memorial from members of the legislature of the State of Georgia in relation to the state of affairs in that body; which was referred to the Committee on Reconstruction and ordered to be printed.

The Speaker also presented a letter from the secretary of state of the State of Oregon, transmitting resolutions of the general assembly of that State reflecting upon the course of the senators of that State in the Senate of the United States, and requesting them to resign their office; which was read, and in relation thereto Mr. E. B. Washburne submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That the paper just read be returned to the presiding offcers of both branches of the Oregon legislature, the same being scandalous, impertinent, and indecorous.

Mr. E. B. Washburne demanded the previous question on the pas. sage of the said resolution, which was seconded. The question recurring, Shall the main question be now put ?

(Yeas...................... 126 It was decided in the affirmative, Nays .........

.............. 35

/ Not voting ...... ..... 60 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative areMr. William B. Allison Mr. Jehu Baker

Mr. Jacob Benton

Mr. Nathaniel Boyden Oakes Ames

Fernando C. Beaman
Samuel M. Arnell
Johu Beatty

Thomas Boles
John F. Benjamin

Nathaniel P. Banks

George W. Anderson

John A. Bingham
Austin Blair

John M, Broomall Ralph P. Buckland Benjamin F. Butler Roderick R. Butler

Jannex M. Ashley

C.C. Bowen

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Mr. George M. Adams M: John W. Chanler Mr. James R. McCormick Mr. Stephen Taber
Stevenson Archer
Charles A. Eldridge
William Mungen

Nelson Tift
Samuel B. Axtell
John Fox
William E. Niblack

Lawrence S. Trimble
Demas Barnes
Adam J. Glossbrenner John A. Nicholson

Daniel M. Van Auken Jannes B. Beck Julius Hotchkiss Charles E. Phelps

Philadelph Van Trump
Benjamin M. Boyer
Thomas L. Jones
Samuel J. Randall

Fernando Wood
James Brooks
Michael C. Kerr

William E. Robinson George W. Woodward
Albert G. Burr
J. Proctor Knott
Lewis W. Ross

P. M. B. Young.
Samuel F. Cary
Samuel S. Marshall

Charles Sitgreaves
Those not voting are-

Mr. Delos R. Ashley Mr. J. S. Golladay

Alexander H. Bailey John A. Griswold
John D. Baldwin

Asa P. Grover
William H. Barnum

Charles Haight
W. Jayper Blackburn George A. Halsey
James G. Blaine

Charles M. Hamilton
George S. Boutwell

Abuer C. Harding Henry P. H. Bromwell Isaac R. Hawkins Charles W. Buckley William S. Holman Thomas Cornell

A-ahel W. Hubbard Shelby M. Cullom

Richard D. Hubbard Oliver H. Dockery

Calvin T. Hulburd Grenville M. Dodge James M. Humphrey Thomas W. Ferry

James A. Johnson J. Lawrence Getz

Francis W. Kellogg

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The question recurring on the passage of the resolution,
It was put, and decided in the affirmative.
So the resolution was agreed to.

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

The Speaker also, by unanimous consent, presented the following executive communications:

A letter from the Comptroller of the Currency, transmitting his annual report; which was referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency and ordered to be printed.

A letter from the Treasurer of the United States, transmitting quarterly reports of receipts and expenditures for the years 1865 and 1866; which was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Windom, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to.

Resolred, That the Secretary of War be instructed to inform this house, if not incompatible with the public service, what amount of

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