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By the Speaker: The petition of R. Cromelien, of Washington, District of Columbia, praying for a grant of the right of way for a railroad to Annapolis, Maryland; which was referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

By Mr. Benjamin F. Butler: The memorial of citizens of the State of Illinois, relative to finance; Also, the memorial of citizens of Buffalo, New York, of similar import;

Also, the petition of citizens of Buffalo, New York, of similar import.

By Mr. O'Neill: The petition of importers of the city of Philadelphia, praying for the reduction of the duty on foreign salt.

By Mr. Baldwin : The petition of Dr. Bigelow and others, for sundry purposes;

Also, the petition of M. E. Shattuck and others, concerning the tax on cigars.

By Mr. Schenck: The memorial of E. M. Davis, of Philadelphia, relative to the law making gold a legal tender;

Also, the memorial of grocers of St. Louis, Missouri, praying for a change in the tariff on sugar.

By Mr. Brooks: The petition of physicians, relative to the tax on drugs and medicines.

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

By Mr. Benjamin F. Butler: The petition of Alfred S. Reid, of Campbell county, Virginia, praying for the removal of his disabilities; which was referred to the Committee on Reconstruction,

By Mr. Hunter: The petition of S. W. Skinner, praying for relief; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Bingham: The petition of Hiram Correll, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Thomas: The petition of citizens of the State of Maryland, praying for a republican form of government.

By Mr. Brooks: The resolutions of the Chamber of Commerce of New York, relative to the bankrupt law.

Ordered, That the said petitions and resolutions be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Stewart: The petition of John La Marsh, praying for pay and bounty; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Farnsworth: The petition of Hugh B. Boston, praying for the removal of disabilities; which was referred to the Committee ou Recon. struction.

By Mr. Brooks: The petition of David Klein, praying for relief; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Niblack: The petition of Ragan, Dickey & Carson, citizens of the State of Indiana, relative to the tax on sugar.

By Mr. Eggleston: The petition of wholesale grocers of Cincinnati, State of Ohio, of a similar import.

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

By Mr. Covode: The petition of distillers of Westmoreland and Fay. ette counties, State of Pennsylvania, relative to the tax on distilled spirits; which was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

The morning hour commenced; and

The Speaker having announced, as the business first in order, the call of States and Territories for bills and resolutions for reference, the fol.

lowing bills and joint resolutions were severally introduced, read a first and second times, and referred, as stated, viz :

By Mr. Kelsey: A bill (H. R. 1764) to provide for the funding and paying the national debt, and for taxing the interest-bearing bonds hereafter issued by the United States, and for other purposes, to the Committee of Ways and Means and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Morrell: A bill (H. R. 1765) for the relief of paymasters, to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Thomas: A bill (H. R. 1766) to amend the act of February 25, 1867, entitled "An act to change certain collection districts in Maryland and Virginia,” to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Heaton: A bill (H. R. 1767) to repeal the fourteenth section of an act entitled “An act to protect the revenue, and for other purposes," approved July 28, 1866, to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Whittemore: A joint resolution (H. Res. 415) for a select committee of seven to investigate the irregularities in the recent election in the State of South Carolina, especially the third and fourth congressional districts of said State, to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Clift: A bill (H. R. 1768) to relieve from legal and political disabilities certain citizens of Georgia, to the Committee on Reconstruction;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1769) making an appropriation to improve the navigation of the Savannah river, to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Callis : A bill (H. R. 1770) to relieve from all political disabilities imposed on and now resting upon Charles C. Crowe, a citizen of the State of Alabama, to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Haughey: A bill (H. R. 1771) for the construction of a canal around the Big Muscle shoals, on the Tennessee river, to the Committee on Appropriations;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1772) to relieve Samuel M. Morrow, of Alabama, from legal and political disabilities, to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Kellogg: A joint resolution (H. Res. 416) directing the Postmaster General to open negotiations with the several European governments with whom we have postal treaties, for a further reduction in the rates of international postage, to the Coinmittee on the Post Office and Post Roads and ordered to be printed;

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 417) to relieve certain citizens of Alabama from disabilities, to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Buckley: A bill (H. R. 1773) to revive and renew a certain grant of public lands to the State of Alabama, to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Pierce: A bill (H. R. 1774) making provision for the representation of the two-fifths of such persons as heretofore have been held in slavery, to the Committee on Reconstruction and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Garfield: A joint resolution (H. Res. 418) for the relief of John E. Reeside and his sub-contractors, to the Committee on Military Affairs, and to be printed together with a report proposed to be made thereon by the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. L. S. Trimble: A bill (H. R. 1775) to amend the act of July, 1867, for the removal of causes from State to federal courts, to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. R. R. Butler: A bill (H. R. 1776) for the relief of John L. Kirk, of Tennessee, to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Hawkins: A bill (H. R. 1777) to establish a post-route in Tennessee, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Hunter: A bill (H. R. 1778) for the relief of Augustin Holtzman and Louisa Holtzman, his wife, of Indiana, and for other purposes, to the Committee of Claims;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1779) for the relief of John C. McQuiston and Jeremiah D. Skeen, of Indiana, and for other purposes, to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Coburn: A bill (H. R. 1780) for the relief of Charles Richards, to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Cullom: A joint resolution (H. Res. 419) in relation to printing the collection of the proceedings at the soldiers' graves in May last, to the Committee on Printing.

By Mr. Cook: A bill (H. R. 1781) to increase the pension of William H. H. Alden, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Burr: A bill (H. R. 1782) to authorize the registry of schooner, Carasso Marino, to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Gravely: A bill (H. R. 1783) for the relief of John Gothard, guardian of minor child of John A. Gothard, late of company D, Sth Missouri State militia cavalry, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1784) to amend “An act granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the States of Missouri and Arkansas to the Pacific ocean," approved July 27, 1866, and to facilitate the early construction of the Atlantic and Pacific railroad, the Texas Pacific railroad, the Union Pacific railway, eastern division, the Southern Continental railroad, and the Southern Pacific railroad, (of California,) to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad.

By Mr. Roots: A bill (H. R. 1785) to perfect and complete railroad and telegraph communication with the Pacific ocean, to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad.

By Mr. Ferry: A bill (H. R. 1786) to restore pensions to soldiers employed in the civil service and withheld prior to June 6, 1866, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions,

By Mr. Upson: A bill (H. R. 1787) increasing the pension of Abigail Reynolds, widow of Benoni Reynolds, a soldier of the revolutionary war, to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions and the War of 1812.

By Mr. Driggs: A joint resolution (H. Res. 420) authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to issue American registers to the bark." Mary Jane” and the bark “ Cambria,” to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. J. F. Wilson: A bill (U. R. 1788) to amend an act to reorganize the courts of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes, approved March 3, 1863, to the Committee on the Judiciary and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Price: A bill (H. R. 1789) to authorize the construction of a railroad from Davenport, in the State of Iowa, to Topeka, in the State of Kansas, to the Committee on Roads and Canals and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Taffe: A joint resolution (H. Res. 421) explanatory of "An act to authorize the selection of school districts in lieu of the sixteenth sections within the twelve miles square reservation, State of Alabama," to the Committee on the Public Lands;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1790) granting land to aid in the construction of a railroad from Sioux City, Iowa, to Columbus, Nebraska, to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Flanders: A bill (H. R. 1791) authorizing the counties of WallaWalla, Klickitat, Skamania, and Clarke, Washington Territory, to aid in

the construction of the Columbia river railroad, to the Committee on the Territories and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Chilcot: A joint resolution (H. Res. 424) relative to depredations committed by the Sioux, Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Kiowa Indians on the western frontier settlements, to the Committee on Indian Affairs and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Hollbrook: A bill (H. R. 1792) establishing post roads in the Territory of Idaho, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Robinson: A joint resolution (H. Res. 422) protesting against the ratification of the treaty for the settlement of the Alabama claims, to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Corley: A joint resolution (H. Res. 423) for the better protection of loval men at the south, to the Committee on Reconstruction :

Also, a bill (H. R. 1793) to remove the political disabilities of James M. Martin, a citizen of South Carolina, to the Committee on Reconstruc. tion.

By Mr. Prince: A bill (H. R. 1794) to incorporate the Southern Express Company, to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Eliot: A bill (H. R. 1795) to create a department of Indian affairs and to provide for the consolidation, civilization, and government of the Indian tribes, to the Committee on Indian Affairs and with the accompanying papers to be printed.

By Mr. McKee: A bill (H. R. 1796) to amend an act entitled "An act to protect all persons in the United States in their civil rights and to furnish the means of their vindication," approved April 9, 1866, and to provide for its effectual enforcement, to the Committee on the Judiciary and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Robertson: A bill (H. R. 1797) to relieve the sureties of Otis A. Whitehead, additional paymaster, from liability, to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Griswold: A bill (H. R. 1798) to authorize a postal contract for the conveyance of the European mails with Francis Skiddy and others, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. D. R. Ashley: A bill (H. R. 1799) to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from Boise, in Idaho Territory, to the Humboldt river, to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be printed.

Under the said call there were also presented joint and concurrent resolutions of State legislatures; which were read and referred as follows, viz:

By Mr. Kellogg: A joint resolution of the legislature of Alabama, respecting national aid for the internal improvement of the State of Alabama, to the Committee on Commerce;

Also, a memorial and joint resolution of the general assembly of the said State, relative to a grant of land for railroad purposes, to the Committee on the Public Lands;

Also, a joint memorial of the said general assembly, for aid in opening Warrior river to steam navigation, to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. S. Clarke: Concurrent resolutions of the legislature of the State of Kansas, memorializing Congress in favor of the transfer of the conduct of Indian affairs from the Interior to the War Department, to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

The call having been concluded, the Speaker announced the next business in order the call of the States and Territories for resolutions, commencing where the call left off on Monday last, with the State of Indiana;

When

Mr. Shanks submitted the following preamble and resolution :

Whereas representatives from the States of Louisiana and Tennessee were admitted to seats and paid for the full Congress within a few days of the close of the thirty-seventh Congress, while those States were represented in the confederate congress, and while the representatives from Tennessee were admitted to seats and paid in full for the thirtyninth Congress at nearly the same period in said Congress that the State of Arkansas was admitted to representation in the present Con. gress: Therefore,

Be it resolved, That the members of this house from the State of Arkansas be paid for the full term of the fortieth Congress; and that the heirs of James Hinds be paid the amount that would be due to him to the date of his death, and his successor be paid from that date.

The same having been read,
Mr. Shanks demanded the previous question on agreeing thereto.
Pending which,
Mr. E. B. Washburne moved that the resolution be laid on the table;
And the question being put,

(Yeas ........................ 78 It was decided in the negative, 3 Nays ........................

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

Mr. William B. Allison Mr. Columbus Delano
Delos R. Ashley

Jacob H. Ela
Alexander H. Bailey Charles A. Eldridge
Jehu Baker

James A. Garfield John D. Baldwin

J. Lawrence Getz Demas Barnes

Adam J. Glossbrenner William H. Barnum

George A. Halsey John Beatty

Benjamin F. Hopkins Jacob Benton

Julius Hotchkins John A. Bingham

Chester D Hubbard Austin Blair

Richard D. Hubbard Henry P. H. Bromwell James M. Humphrey James Brooks

Morton C. Hunter Ralph P. Buckland

Norman B. Judd Albert G. Burr

William H. Kelsey Henry L. Cake

Michael C. Kerr Samuel F. Cary

John H. Ketcham John W. Chanler

Bethuel M. Kitchen Reader W. Clarke

William H. Koontz Burton C. Cook

Addison H. Laflin

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Those who voted in the negative are

George W. Anderson Mr. Ignatius Donnelly
Stevenson Archer

Ephraim R. Eckley
Samuel M. Arnell

W. P. Edwards James M. Ashley

John F. Farnsworth Fernando C. Beaman Orange Ferriss James B. Beck

Thomas W. Ferry John F. Benjamin

William C. Fields W. Jasper Blackburn John R. French James G. Blaine

J. S. Golladay Nathaniel Boyden

James H. Goss Charles W. Buckley Samuel F. Gove Benjamin F. Butler Joseph J. Gravely Roderick R. Butler

Ana P. Grover John B. Callis

Charles M. Hamilton John C. Churchill

Abner C. Harding Sidney Clarke

Thomas Haughey J. W. Clift

Isaac R. Hawkins Amasa Cobb

David Heaton Simeon Corley

William Higby Henry L. Dawes

Ebon C. Ingersoll John T. De weese

Thomas A. Jenckes
Oliver H. Dockery Alexander H. Jones

Those not voting are-
Mr. George M. Adams Mr. Nathaniel P. Banks
Oakes Aines

Thomas Boles
Samuel B. Axtell

George S. Boutwell

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