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resolution (S. R. 175) relative to the recent contract for stationery for the Department of the Interior.

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

H. R. 1343. An act to confirm the title to certain land to the pueblo of Santa Ana, in the Territory of New Mexico; and

H. R. 1809. An act making appropriations for the payment of salaries and contingent expenses of the Patent Office for January and Feb. ruary, 1869; severally, without amendment; and

H. R. 1344. An act to confirm certain private land claims in the Territory of New Mexico, with an amendment; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the llouse.

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

S. 647. An act for the relief of the heirs of the late Thomas Lawson, deceased;

S. 705. An act to provide for giving effect to treaty stipulations between this and foreign governments for the extradition of criminals;

S. 786. An act for the pavement of Pennsylvania avenue; and

S. 862. An act amendatory of the act providing for the sale of the arsenal grounds at Saint Louis and Liberty, Missouri, and for other purposes, approved July 25, 1868; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House.

Mr. Stephen F. Wilson, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled a bill and joint resolutions of the following titles, viz:

S. 644. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to prohibit the Coolie trade by American citizens in American vessels," approved February 19, 1862;

S. R. 206. Joint resolution relating to the mileage of Charles Westmoreland;

S.R. 194. Joint resolution authorizing the transfer of certain appropriations heretofore made for the public printing, binding, and engraving; and

S. R. 175. Joint resolution relative to the recent contract for stationery for the Department of the Interior; When The Speaker signed the same.

On motion of Mr. Blaine, the House resolved itself into the Comunittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Ferry reported that the committee having had under consideration the special order, viz: H. R. 1803. A bill making appropriations for the support of thé army for the year ending June 30, 1870, had come to no resolution thereon.

The hour of 43 o'clock p. m., having arrived, the House took a recess until 74 o'clock p. m.

After the recess,

The House, under its order of to-day, resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Maynard reported that the committee having, according to order, had under consideration the President's annual message of last session, had come to no resolution thereon.

And then,

On motion of Mr. Broomall, at 10 o'clock and 55 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

SATURDAY, FÉBRUARY 6, 1869. The following memorials, petitions, and other papers, were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the rules:

By Mr. Haight: The memorial of Henry C. Stuart, praying for a pension;

Also, the memorial of William Dildine, praying for a pension.

By Mr. Asahel W. Hubbard: The petition of John R. Addis, praying for a pension.

By Mr. Perham: The petition of Mary A. Morris, praying for a pension.

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

By the Speaker: The resolutions of the State council of the Union League of the State of New York, relative to the naturalization laws; which were referred to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws.

By Mr. Chanler: The petition of inventors and patentees of the United States, praying for an amendment to the patent laws; which was referred to the Committee on Patents.

By Mr. Ames: The petition of the Board of Trade of Boston, Massa chusetts, praying that all engaged in navigation may be exempted from illegal exactions; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Fields: The petition of citizens of the State of New York, praying for a daily mail route from Medford to Cherry Valley; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Maynard : The memorial of Crawford W. Hall, a citizen of the State of Tennessee, praying that he may be allowed to retain his fees of office.

By Mr. Pomeroy: The petition of H. McFadden and others, citizens of the State of New York, praying for an amendment to the Constitution.

Ordered, That the said memorial and petition be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Halsey: The petition of Andrew Jackson and others, citizens of the State of North Carolina, praying for the removal of disabilities: from Edward Conigland; which was referred to the Committee on Recon. struction.

By Mr. Getz: Two memorials from citizens of the State of Pennsylva nia, praying for the repeal of the duties on imported barley.

By Mr. Brooks: The resolutions of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York, relative to the secret sale of government bonds and gold.

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

By Mr. — : The petition of citizens of the United States, praying for an amendment to the Constitution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Julian, by unanimous consent, presented the memorial of a convention from all parts of New England in favor of granting the right of suffrage to women; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and ordered to be printed in the Globe.

The Speaker having proceeded, as the regular order of business, to call the committees for reports of a private nature,

On motion of Mr. Hawkins, the Committee on Military Affairs were discharged from the further consideration of the petition of the Bardstown and Louisville Road Company, and the same was referred to the Committee of Claims; also, from the papers in the cases of Major General G. L. Hartsuff, William Northedge, and Captain Samuel P. Snider, and

the resolution of the House of the 19th December, 1867, calling on the Secretary of War for certain information; and the same were laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Garfield, the Committee on Military Affairs were discharged from the further consideration of the papers in the cases of Dr. Seth W. Langdon, Mrs. H. L. Gates, widow of Brevet Brigadier William Gates, and Joel W. Cloudman; the bill of the House (H. R. 1655) to grant a portion of the military reservation at Fort Leavenworth to aid in the construction of a railroad and wagon bridge across the Missouri river; a bill (H. R. 1500) to repeal a part of section 8 of an act passed August 3, 1861; and a joint resolution (H. Res. 352) to furnish certain ordnance for a soldiers' monument at Pequannock, New Jersey; and the same were laid on the table.

Mr. Boyer, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 1876. A bill for the relief of Samuel H. Moore; and

H. R. 1878. A bill for the relief of the heirs and legal representatives of Charles C. Cook, deceased; which were severally read a first and second time.

Ordered, That they be engrossed and read a third time.
Being engrossed, they were accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Boyer moved that the votes on the passage of the said bills 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 bills.

Mr. Boyer, from the same committee, to which was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 1838) for the relief of William F. Scott, late adju. tant 4th Iowa cavalry volunteers, reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time.
Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.
Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate therein.

Mr. Boyer, from the same committee, to which was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 9) authorizing John A. McLain, company B, 105th Pennsylvania volunteers, to receive three months” pay proper, reported the same with a recommendation that it do not pass, accompanied by a report in writing thereon.

Ordered, That the said bill be laid on the table, and that the report be printed in the Globe.

On motion of Mr. Boyer, the said committee were discharged from the further consideration of the petition of ten officers of North Carolina and Tennessee regiments in regard to three months' extra pay, the bill of the House (H. R. 597) in regard to the grant of three months' extra pay, the petitions of John Dean, the select and common councils of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and of Ferris Jacobs, jr.; and the same were laid on the table.

Mr. Raum, from the same committee, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 1879. A bill for the relief of certain companies of scouts and guides organized in Alabama; and

H. R. 1878. A bill for the relief of George W. Short; which were severally read a first and second time.

Ordered, That they be engrossed and read a third time.
Being engrossed, they were accordingly read the third time and passed.
Mr. Raum moved that the votes on the passage of the said bills 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 bills.

Mr. Raum, from the same committee, to which was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 431) for the relief of Benjamin Malone, late addi. tional paymaster in the army, reported the same with an amendment in the nature of a substitute therefor.

Pending the question on the said amendment,
After debate,

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Hamlin, one of their clerks: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed bills of the House of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 1856. An act to establish a certain post road in the State of Connecticut; and

H. R. 1861. An act to establish a certain post road in the State of Connecticut; severally without amendment.

The Senate have also passed a bill of the following title, viz:

S. 765. An act to give an additional term of the United States circuit court for the eastern district of Arkansas; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House.

Mr. Holman, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 1343. An act to confirm the title to certain land to the pueblo of Santa Ana, in the Territory of New Mexico; and

H. R. 1809. An act making appropriations for the payment of salaries and contingent expenses of the Patent Office for January and February, 1869; When

The Speaker signed the same. Mr. Garfield, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to which was referred the joint resolution of the House (H. Res. 418) for the relief of John E. Reeside and his sub-contractor, reported the same without amendment.

Pending the question on its engrossment, After debate, Mr. Garfield moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the said resolution was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

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

Mr. Garfield moved that the vote last taken 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 resolution.

By unanimous consent, leave of absence for one week was granted to Mr. Archer.

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

I. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, in answer to a resolution of the House of the 4th instant, relative to the Delaware breakwater; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed.

II. A letter from the Secretary of the Interior in regard to temporary subsistence of the native population of the islands of St. Paul and St. George, Alaska; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

III. Resolutions of the constitutional convention of Texas, respecting a division of said State, and providing for the election of delegates to proceed to Washington; which were referred to the Committee on Reconstruction,

IV. Resolution of the legislature of the State of West Virginia, asking Congress to make a donation of lands to the West Virginia Central railway; which was referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Shanks, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolu. tion; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That the resolution of the House authorizing the special committee on the treatment of prisoners of war and Union witnesses be revived to enable them to report; but this resolution shall not authorize any further expense of witnesses.

On motion of Mr. Roots, by unanimous consent, the bill of the Senate (S. 765) to give an additional term of the United States circuit court for the eastern district of Alabama was taken from the Speaker's table, read three times, and passed.

Mr. Roots moved that the vote last taken 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 passage of the said bill.

Mr. Randall, by unanimous consent, presented the memorial of E. D. Harman, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Mr. Randall moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Samuel Hooper, by unanimous consent, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill (H. R. 1882) to prohibit the further increase of the public debt, and for other purposes; which was read a first and second time, recommitted to the said committee, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Hooper moved a reconsideration of the vote on recommitment; which motion was passed over for the present.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be requested to inform this house if the money arising from the proceeds of captured and abandoned property has been covered into the treasury in accordance with public resolution No. 22, approved March 30, 1868; and if not, to report what amount remains uncovered into the treasury, and in whose hands the saine is now held.

Mr. Paine, from the Committee on Reconstruction, reported a bill (H. R. 1880) to relieve certain persons therein named from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which was read a first and second time, recommitted to the said committee, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Samuel Hooper, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Banking and Currency, reported a bill (H. R. 1881) regulating the reports

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