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Mr. Nathaniel Boyden

James Brooks
Ralph P. Buckland
Benjamin F. Butler
Henry L. Cake
John C. Churchill
Shelby M. Cullom
Henry L. Dawes
Nathan F. Dixon
Grenville M, Dodge
Ignatius Donnelly
Ephraim R. Eckley
W. P. Edwards
Jacob H. Ela
Thomas D. Eliot
John F. Farnsworth
John Fox

Mr. James A. Garfield Mr John A. Logan Mr. Hiram Price

Adam J. Glossbrenner William Loughridge Robert C. Schenck
James H. Goss
John Lynch

Glenni W. Scofield
Charles Haight
James M. Marvin

Lewis Selye
George A. Halsey Hiram McCullough Samuel Shellabarger
Isaac R. Hawkins
Daniel J. Morrell

Charles Sitgreaves
John Hill
John Morrissey

Rufus P. Spalding
William S. Holman
David A. Nunn

Frederick Stone
Samuel Hooper
Charles O'Neill

Francis Thomas
Asahel W. Hubbard Godlove S. Orth

Lawrence S. Trimble
Chester D. Hubbard 8. Newton Pettis

Michael Vidal
Richard D. Hubbard Charles E. Phelps

Hamilton Ward
Calvin T. Hulburd
Frederick A. Pike

Cadwal'r C. Washburn
· Ebon C. Ingersoll
Tobias A. Plants

William B. Washburn
Francis W. Kellogg Daniel Polsley

John T. Wilson
William S. Lincoln Theodore M. Pomeroy Fernando Wood.
Benjamin F. Loan

So the first resolution was disagreed to.

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

The question then recurring,

Will the house agree to the second resolution ? the same being in the words following, viz:

Resolved, That William F. Switzler is entitled to a seat in this house as a representative from the 9th congressional district of Missouri.

Mr. Benjamin moved that the resolution be laid on the table; which motion was agreed to.

Mr. Pruyn, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1754) to designate the place of confinement for persons convicted of offences against the laws of the United States and sentenced to imprisonment in certain States; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Mullins moved that the vote by which the said bill was referred be reconsidered; and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to. And then,

On motion of Mr. Benjamin,
The house, at 5 o'clock p. m., adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1869. The following petitions and other papers were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the rules :

By Mr. Stephen F. Wilson: The petition of Adam Carrell, praying for a pension.

By Mr. Eliot: The petition of John M. Flynn, praying for a pension.

By Mr. : The petition of Robie A. Taylor, praying for relief.

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

: The petition of Ira Garrett, of Virginia, praying for the removal of disabilities; which was referred to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Churchill: The petition of Lyons and Finney, citizens of the State of Illinois, praying for the naturalization of the bark Mary Merritt; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Selye: The petition of Stephen Royce, a citizen of the State of New York, praying reimbursement for treasury notes destroyed by fire while in his possession; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Eggleston: The petition of merchants of Cincinnati, Ohio, relative to the Northern Pacific railroad; which was referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad.

By Mr. Farnsworth: The petition of citizens of Washington, District of Columbia, praying that the name of Four-and-a-half street be changed to that of Lincoln avenue; which was referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

By Mr. Robertson : The petition of Bridget Hearn, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Kelley: The petition of Robert M. Heterick, of Virginia, praying for the removal of disabilities.

By Mr. James F. Wilson : The petition of James Gordon of a similar import.

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

By Mr. Shellabarger: The petition of citizens of the State of Pennsylvania, praying for an amendment to the Constitution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. - — The petition of citizens of the State of Ilinois, praying for a change in the revenue laws; which was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Lynch: The resolutions of the Board of Trade of Portland, State of Maine, relative to the Niagara ship canal; which were referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Pile: The petition of citizens of St. Louis, State of Missouri, against an increase of duty on steel; which was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

The morning hour having commenced, the Speaker announced, as the business in order, the call of committees for reports of a private nature, commencing where the call lett off on Friday, 15th instant, with the Committee for the District of Columbia.

Pending which, Mr. Poland, from the Committee on the Revision of the Laws, to which was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 1701) to amend the seventh section of an act entitled "An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending June 30, 1868, and for other purposes," approved March 2, 1867, submitted a report in writing relative thereto, accompanied by a recommendation that tbe bill be indefinitely postponed.

Ordered, That the said report be printed and recommitted to the said committee.

Mr. Poland, from the said committee, to which was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 1702) in amendment of "An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States," approved March 2, 1867; and also certain resolutions directing said committee to inquire into and report as to the expediency of further extending the time mentioned in the second clause of the thirty-third section of the bankrupt act, commonly called the fifty per cent. clause; aud also various petitions and memorials upon the same subject, reported adversely thereto and asked to be discharged from the further consideration of said bill, resolutions, and memorials.

Ordered, That the said report be printed and recommitted to the said committee.

Mr. Griswold, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1755) to diminish the fluctuations in gold, and provide for a return to specie payments; which was read a first and second time, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed.

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

Résolved, That the Committee of Claims be instructed to inquire into the claim of Oliver Bascomb, assignee of Edward Lusher, for services in taking care of a dredge-boat for the United States, at Whitehall, in the State of New York, and report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Chanler moved that the several votes for recommitment and reference, and on agreeing to the last named resolution, be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Kelley, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1756) to establish an assay office at Helena, in the Territory of Montana;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1757) to convert the branch mint of the United States, at Denver, Colorado, into an assay office;

Also, a bill (H. R. 17581) relative to the refining of gold and silver bullion at the mint of the United States and branches; which were seve lly read the first and second time, referred to the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. E. B. Washburne moved that the several votes by which the said bills were referred be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. S. F. Wilson, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, on the 22d instant, present to the President of the United States enrolled bills of the House as follows, viz:

H. R. 1261. An act amendatory of an act entitled "An act relating to habeas corpus, and regulating judicial proceedings in certain cases;" and

H. R. 1598. An act to relieve from disabilities R. W. Best and Samuel F. Phillips, of North Carolina.

Mr. Koontz, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, to which was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 418) to amend the charter of the corporation of Georgetown, District of Columbia, reported the same without amendment.

Pending the question on the engrossment of the said bill,
Mr. Koontz moved the previous question; which was not seconded;
When
Mr. Eliot moved to refer the said bill to the Committee on Commerce.
Pending which,

Mr. Ross moved that the bill be laid on the table; which motion was agreed to.

Mr. Eliot moved that the vote by which the bill 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. Ingersoll, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, to which was referred the joint resolution of the House (H. Res. 253) to change the name of Four-and-a-half street, in the city of Washington, to Lincoln avenue, reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said joint resolution be engrossed and read a third time.

Being engrossed,
It was accordingly read the third time and passed.

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

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said joint resolution.

Mr. Wood, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported a bill (H. R. 1758) to incorporate the Masonic Mutual Relief Association of the District of Columbia; which was read a first and second time.

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

Mr. Wood 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.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said bill.

Mr. Welker, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, to which was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 1627) to establish a police court for the District of Columbia, reported the same with sundry amendments thereto.

Pending the question on agreeing to said amendments,
Mr. Hopkins moved a further amendment to the said bill;
When,

On motion of Mr. Welker, by unanimous consent,
Ordered, That the said bill, with the pending amendments, be printed.
The morning hour expired;
When,

On motion of Mr. Garfield, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the letter from the Secretary of War, recommending the passage of a law repealing the 61st Article of War, which recommendation is concurred in by the General of the army, be printed.

On motion of Mr. J. M. Ashley, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the bill of the House (H. R. 1625) to extend the boundaries of the States of Nevada, Minnesota, and Nebraska, and the Terri. tories of Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, with the pending amendments thereto, postponed to the 28th instant and made a special order for that day after the morning hour and from day to day until disposed of, be printed.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting communication from Commodore Glisson, commanding League island, asking authority to repair a bridge connecting the island with the main land and an appropriation of $10,000 therefor; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

On motion of Mr. Miller, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That leave be granted to withdraw from the files of the House the papers of Captain James Thompson, of Juniata county, Pennsylvania, on leaving copies thereof.

Mr. Dawes, from the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill of the House (H. R. 1558) to amend an act entitled "An act to prescribe the mode of obtaining evidence in cases of contested elections, approved February 19, 1851, made the following report, viz:

“ The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments to bill (H. R. 1558) entitled · An act to amend an act entitled “An act to prescribe the mode of obtaining evidence in cases of contested elections," approved February 19, 1851, having met, after full and free conference have agreed to recommend, and do recommend, to their respective houses as follows:

“ That the House recede from their disagreement to the amendments of the Senate, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

strike out all of said Senate amendments, and all after the word "that
in line one of the original bill down to and including the word district
in line two, and insert in lieu thereof as follows: "any register in bank-
ruptcy or notary public resident in a congressional district ;' and that the
Senate agree to the same.
“ Managers on the part of the House-

" H. L. DAWES.
“SAMUEL MCKEE.

“ JOHN CHANLER. “Managers on the part of the Senate

“ ROSCOE CONKLING.
“ F. T. FRELINGHUYSEN.

“ GEORGE VICKERS.”
The same having been read,
And the question recurring, Will the House agree to the report!
It was put and decided in the affirmative.
So the report was agreed to.

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

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate with the concurrence of the House in said report.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Hamlin, one of their clerks.

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed, with an amendment, the bill of the House (H. R. 1451) for the relief of John H. Osler, of Guernsey county, Ohio;

Also, with an amendment, the joint resolution of the House (H. Res. 404) providing for the disposition of certain papers relating to military claims accruing in the department of the west; in which amendments I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House of Representatives.

The Speaker announced as the business next in order the consideration, as the unfinished business after the morning hour, of the bill of the Senate (S. 570) for a grant of land granting the right of way over the public lands to the Denver Pacific Railway and Telegraph Company, and for other purposes; the pending question being on the amendment of Mr. Price to the said bill ;

When
Debate was had thereon.
Pending the question on agreeing to the amendment of Mr. Price,

Mr. Logan modified his substitute as submitted on Wednesday, the 20th instant; and on his motion, by unanimous consent, the substitute as modified was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Elliott announced the death of James Hinds, late a member of this house from the State of Arkansas, which took place in Monroe county in that State on the 22d day of October last.

After remarks upon the life and public services of the deceased, Mr. Elliott submitted the following resolutions, which were read, considered, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the House has received with deep sensibility the announcement of the death of Hon. James Hinds, a member from the State of Arkansas.

Resolved, That this house tenders to the family of the deceased the expression of its sympathy in this afflicting event; and as a testimony of respect for his memory the members and officers of this house will wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.

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