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By Mr. Poland: A petition of similar import from J. C. C. Winch, of Texas.

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

By Mr. Ketcham: A letter from Wheeler H. Clarke, of New York State, relative to the operation of the bankrupt law; which was referred to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws.

By Mr. Baker: The petition of citizens of the State of Illinois, pray. ing for an amendment to the Constitution acknowledging Jesus Christ as ruler of the world.

By Mr. Thomas Williams: A petition of similar import from citizens of the State of Indiana.

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

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

By Mr. Ward: The petition of citizens of Elmira, New York, praying for the restoration of R. L. May to the navy; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. Myers: The petition of Joseph Smith, of Philadelphia, a soldier of the war of 1812, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. Julian: The petition of citizens of the State of Louisiana, praying relief of settlers on lands granted in aid of railroads; which was referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

By Mr. Humphrey: The memorial of professors in the Medical Uni. versity at Buffalo, New York, praying for the passage of the bill reor. ganizing the medical corps of the navy; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs,

The Speaker having proceeded as the regular order of business to call the States and Territories for bills on leave,

Bills and joint resolutions were introduced, read a first and second time, and referred as follows, viz:

By Mr. Boutwell: A bill (H. R. 1816) relating to the sale of United States bonds and bullion, to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

By Mr. Eliot: A bill (H. R. 1817) to prevent the collection of illegal imports under color of State authority, to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Ward: A joint resolution (H. Res. 425) relieving a legacy to the Davenport Institution for female orphan children at Bath, New York, from taxation, to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Robinson: A joint resolution (H. Res. 426) providing that the salary of the President of the United States shall be increased to the sum of $100,000 per annum;

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 427) for the payment of $75,000 to the widow and children of Abraham Lincoln; severally to the Committee on Appropriations.

By Mr. Haight: A bill (H. R. 1818) supplemental to the act entitled "An act to amend the several acts heretofore passed to provide for enrolling and calling out the national forces, and for other purposes," approved March 3, 1865, to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Boyden: A bill (H. R. 1819) for relief of political disabilities, to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Dockery: A bill (H. R. 1820) to refund certain taxes illegally collected in the internal revenue department, and for other purposes, to the Committee of Ways and Means and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Lash: A bill (H. R. 1821) to relieve Peter A. Wilson, a citizen of North Carolina, from legal and political disabilities, to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Callis : A bill (H. R. 1822) to provide for the establishment of a mail route from Scottsboro', in the State of Alabama, to Salem, in the State of Tennessee, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1823) to relieve from all political disabilities imposed by the third section of the 14th article of the Constitution of the United States from Fleming Hodges, a citizen of the State of Mississippi, to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Kellogg: A bill (H. R. 1824) to revive the grant of lands to aid in the construction of a railroad from Selma to Gadsden, in the State of Alabama, and to confirm the same to the Selma, Rome and, Dalton Railroad Company, to the Committee on the Public Lands, and, together with the accompanying papers, ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Haughey: A joint resolution of the legislature of the State of Alabama, for the improvement of the Tennessee river, to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Buckley: A joint resolution of the legislature of the State of Alabama relative to the public lands, to the Committee on the Public Lands;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1825) to establish a certain post route in the State of Alabama, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Pierce: A joint resolution of the legislature of the State of Alabama relative to the New Orleans and Selma Railroad Company and Immigration Association, to the Committee on the Public Lands.

By Mr. Spalding: A joint resolution (H. Res. 428) proposing an amend. ment to the Constitution of the United States in respect to the mode of choosing electors of President and Vice-President, and Representatives in Congress, to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. William Lawrence: A bill (H. R. 1826) relating to the Cherokee neutral lands, to the Committee on the Public Lands.

By Mr. John T. Wilson: A bill (H. R. 1827) to amend section two of an act entitled "An act for the relief of certain drafted men," approved February 28, 1867, to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Van Trump: A bill (H. R. 1828) granting a pension to Eleanor Starling, mother of Cephus C. Starling, deceased, late of the telegraphic military service of the United States;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1829) granting a pension to William Canaday, as guardian of the minor children of Charles H. B. King, deceased, and for the use and benefit of said minor children;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1830) granting a pension to Conrad Seaman; severally to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a joint resolution and bills of the House of the following titles, viz:

H. Res. 219. A joint resolution for the relief of George W. Lane, superintendent of the branch mint at Denver, Colorado, and assistant treasurer of the United States; without amendment; and

H. R. 1564. An act making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other pensions of the United States for the year ending June 30, 1870;

H. R. 1596. An act making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1870; and

H. R. 1599. An act making appropriations for the naval service, for the year ending June 30, 1870; severally with amendments, in which I am directed to ask the concur. rence of the House.

The Senate have also passed bills of the following titles, viz:

S. 811. An act to provide for the reduction of the military forces, and for other purposes;

S. 661. An act for the relief of Lieutenant Colonel John W. Davidson, of the United States army; and

s. 760. An act for the relief of Reverend D. Hillhouse Buel; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House.

The Senate have disagreed to the concurrent resolution of the House relative to the use of a portion of the Capitol on the 4th of March next for certain unofficial proceedings.

Bills and joint resolutions were further introduced, read a first and second time, and referred as follows, viz:

By Mr. Garfield: A bill (H. R. 1831) to authorize the Secretary of War to place at the disposal of the National Lincoln Monument Association at Springfield, Illinois, damaged and captured ordnance, to the Commit. tee on Military Affairs and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Mullins: A joint resolution of the legislature of the State of Wisconsin, relative to the Fox and Wisconsin rivers, to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

By Mr. Orth: A joint resolution of the State of Indiana, relative to the harbor of Michigan City, to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Shanks: A joint resolution (H. Res. 429) directing the Secretary of the Navy to deliver possession and title, without cost, to the Greek government, through its accredited minister to this government, of the two monitors Miantonomoh and Agamenticus, in the condition and where they now lie in harbor, and to be without further cost to the United States, to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. Coburn: A bill (H. R. 1832) for the relief of William S. Mitchell, to the Committee on Appropriations.

By Mr. Judd: A bill (H. R. 1833) to regulate the method of convert. ing gold into currency, and for other purposes, to the Committee on Banking and Currency and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Harding: A bill (H. R. 1834) for the relief of Lieutenant Thomas Paul, late of the 11th Illinois cavalry, to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Benjamin : Concurrent resolutions of the legislature of the State of Missouri, on the subject of the Central Pacific railroad, to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad.

By Mr. Driggs: A bill (H. R. 1835) to promote the celerity of the postal service, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1836) granting the right of way through the lands of the United States for the construction of a railroad from the shore of Green bay to the iron mines in the county of Menomonee, in the State of Michigan, and aid in the construction thereof, to the Committee on the Public Lands;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1837) to enable the Jackson, Lansing and Saginaw Railroad Company to change the northern terminus of its road, and to extend the same to Marquette, in the State of Michigan, to the same committee and ordered to be printed;

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 430) confirming the location and purchase of certain lands in the State of Michigan, to the same committee;

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 431) concerning certain lands granted

to the State of Michigan, to aid in the construction of certain wagon roads, to the same committee.

By Mr. Loughridge: A bill (H. R. 1838) for the relief of William F. Scott, late adjutant 4th Iowa cavalry volunteers, to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. James F. Wilson: A bill (H. R. 1839) to increase the number of justices of the supreme court of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes, to the Committee on the Judiciary and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Cobb: A memorial of the legislature of the State of Wisconsin, on the improvement of the navigation of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers; which was laid on the table and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Higby: A bill (H. R. 1840) granting aid in the construction of the San Diego and Gila Southern Pacific and Atlantic railroad from the harbor of San Diego to the Colorado river, near Fort Yuma, California, to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1841) to relinquish the interest of the United States in certain lands to the city and county of San Francisco, to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Donnelly: A bill (H. R. 1842) to secure the navigation of the Mississippi river above the falls of Saint Anthony, to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Chester D. Hubbard: A bill (H. R. 1843) granting a pension to Mrs. Jane Gilbert, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Clever: A bill (H. R. 1844) to establish certain post offices and post routes in the Territory of New Mexico, to the Committee on tle Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Flanders: A bill (H. R. 1845) to incorporate the Columbia River Railroad Company, to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Tift: A bill (H. R. 1846) in amendment to the Denver Pacific Railway and Telegraph Company, providing for the Southern Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific railway, and for other purposes, to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Logan: A joint resolution (H. Res. 432) for the relief of Charles W. McCord and George C. Bestor, to the Committee of Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1847) amendatory of the bankrupt law, to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws.

By Mr. Ingersoll: A bill (H. R. 1848) supplementary to an act entitled "An act to provide a national currency secured by pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof," approved June 3, 1864, and for other purposes, to the Committee of Ways and Means and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Blackburn: A bill (H. R. 1849) granting a pension to Lucy Brown, widow of William Brown, deceased, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Elliott: A bill (H. R. 1850) granting to the State of Arkansas, public lands in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of the Mississippi, Ouachita and Red River railroad, from Eunice on the Mississippi river, via Monticello, Warren, Camden and Fulton, in the State of Arkansas, to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Van Aernam: A bill (H. R. 1851) defining the nature and extent of the duties and powers of the coroner of the county of Washington in the District of Columbia, and prescribing his fees and the manner of their collection, to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

By Mr. Myers: A bill (H. R. 1852) to appropriate $200,000 towards fitting up League island as a naval station, to the Committee on Appropriations.

All the States and Territories having been called for bills on leave, the Speaker next proceeded to call for resolutions;

When,

Mr. Kerr, on leave, introduced a joint resolution (H. Res. 433) allow. ing additional compensation to certain persons in the civil service of the government at Washington, D. C.; which was read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its engrossment,
Mr. Kerr moved the previous question.
Pending which,
Mr. Mullins moved that the resolution 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-
Mr. William B. Allison Mr. John Covode

Mr. Norman B. Judd Mr. Green B. Raum
Oakes Ames
Shelby M. Cullom
George W. Julian

Philetus Sawyer Alexander H. Bailey Columbus Delano

William D. Kelley

Glenni W. Scofield Jehu Baker Ignatius Donnelly William H. Kelsey

John P. C. Sbanks Fernando C. Beaman Benjamin Eggleston

John H. Ketcham

H. H. Starkweather John Beatty Jacob H. Ela William H. Koontz

Aaron F. Stevens
John F. Benjamin
William C. Fields
Addison H. Laflin

John H. Stover
Jacob Benton
John Fox
Israel G. Lash

Charles Upson
John A. Bingham
J. Lawrence Getz
William Lawrence

Henry Van Aerman W. Jasper Blackburn Charles Haight

William Loughridge Burt Van Horn George S. Boutwell Abner C. Harding

Horace Maynard

Michael Vidal
C. C. Bowen
Isaac R. Hawkins
Samuel McKee

Hamilton Ward
Nathaniel Boyden
William 8. Holman Ulysses Mercur

Cadwal'r O. Washburn Henry P. H. Bromwell Samuel Hooper

William Moore

Ellihu B. Washburne John M. Broomall Benjamin F. Hopkins James Mullins

William B. Washburn Ralph P. Buckland

Chester D. Hubbard Carman A. Newcomb Martin Welker Charles W. Buckley Calvin T. Hulburd

J. P. Newsham

B. F. Whittemore John B. Callis James M. Humphrey David A. Nunn

William Williams Amasa Cobb Morton C. Hunter Godlove S. Orth

James F. Wilson John Coburn Ebon C. Ingersoll Hiram Price

William Windom.. Those who voted in the negative areMr. Delos R. Ashley Mr. Adam J. Glossbrenner Mr. George F. Miller Mr. Charles Sitgreaves

Mr. Charles Spalding
James M. Ashley
J. S. Golladay

James K. Moorhead
Samuel B. Axtell
James H. Goss
William Mungen

William B. Stokes
John D. Baldwin
Samuel F. Gove
Leonard Myers

Frederick Stone Natbaniel P. Banks Asa P. Grover

William E. Niblack

Stepben Taber
James B. Beck
Charles M. Hamilton John A. Nicholson

John Taffe
Benjamin M. Boyer
Thomas Haughey

Benjamin W. Norris Nelson Tift
James Brooks
William Higby
Charles O'Neill

John Trimble
Albert G. Burr
Julius Hotchkiss
Halbert E. Paine

Row'd E. Trowbridge
Henry L. Cake
Thomas A. Jenckes
Sidney Perham

Ginery Twichell Samuel F. Cary James A. Johnson Charles E. Phelps

Daniel M. Van Auken John W. Chanler Thomas L. Jones John V. L. Pruyn

Robert T. Van Horn J. W. Clift Michael C. Kerr Samuel J. Randall

Philadelph Van Trump Simeon Corley J. Proctor Knott

William H. Robertson Henry D. Washburn John T. Deweese

George V. Lawrence William E. Robinson Stephen F. Wilson Oliver J. Dickey William S. Lincoln Logan H. Roots

Fred'k E. Woodbridge Oliver H. Lockery Rufus Mallory Robert C. Schenck

George W. Woodward John F. Driggs Samuel S. Marshall

Samuel Shellabarger P. M. B. Young. John R. French

Those not voting are-
Mr. George M. Adams Mr. John C. Churchill

George W. Anderson Reader W. Clarke
Stevenson Archer

Sidney Clarke
Samuel M. Arnell

Burton C. Cook Demas Barnes

Thomas Cornell William H. Barnum Henry L. Dawes James G. Blaine

Nathan F. Dixon Austin Blair

Grenville M. Dodge Thomas Boles

Ephraim R. Eckley Benjamin F. Butler

W. P. Edwards Roderick R. Butler

Charles A. Eldridge

Mr. Thomas D. Eliot

James T. Elliott
John F. Farnsworth
Orange Ferriss
Thomas W. Ferry
James A. Garfield
Joseph J. Gravely
John A. Griswold
George A. Halsey
David Heaton
John Hill

Mr. Arahel W. Hubbard

Richard D. Hubbard
Alexander H. Jones
Francis W. Kellogg
Bethuel M. Kitch-
Benjamin F. Lonn
John A. Logan
John Lynch
James M. Marvin
Dennis McCarthy
James R. McCormick

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