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of national banking associations; which was read a first and second time, recommitted to the said committee, and ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Blaine, Ordered, That the hour debate on the current items of the army appropriation bill shall cease in one minute after the consideration of the said bill is resumed.

On motion of Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That certain amendments proposed to be submitted by him to the army appropriation bill be printed.

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. 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;

When
The Speaker signed the same.

Mr. Stephen F. Wilson, from the same committee, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled a bill of the following title, viz:

S. 609. An act transferring the duties of trustees of colored schools of Washington and Georgetown;

When
The Speaker signed the same.

On motion of Mr. Blaine, the House 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. Ferry reported that the committee having had under consideration the special order, viz: H. R. 1803. A bill making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending June 30, 1870, had come to no resolution thereon.

By unanimous consent, amendments proposed to be submitted by Mr. Garfield and Mr. Dodge respectively to the said bill were ordered to be printed.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Interior relative to a deficiency for expenses incurred by the Indian agent of the Arickaree, Gros Ventres, and Mandan tribes of Indians; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. Jenckes, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1883) to establish an uniform rule of naturalization throughout the United States; which was read a first and second time, referred to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Brooks 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.

And then,

On motion of Mr. Robinson, at 4 o'clock and 40 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1869. The following memorials and petitions were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the rules :

By Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne: The petition from officers of the 8th regiment of United States infantry, praying for an increase of pay.

By Mr. Schenck: A petition of similar import from officers United

States army

By Mr. Thomas : The petition of John B. Melvin, praying for additional bounty.

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

By Mr. Boutwell: The petition of Hannah M. Brown and William E. Bassett, praying for the extension of a patent for grain and hay harvester; which was referred to the Committee on Patents.

By Mr. Maynard: The petition of Martin B. Wood, a citizen of Virginia, praying for the removal of disabilities; which was referred to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Thomas : The petition of James Plummer, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions and the War of 1812.

By Mr. Schenck: The petition of Catherine Barney, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Twichell: The petitions from sundry towns in the State of Massachusetts, relative to woman's suffrage; which were referred to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws.

By Mr. Thomas: The petition of citizens of the State of Maryland, remonstrating against the oyster law; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. McCormick: The petition of citizens of the States of Missouri and Arkansas, praying for an extension of mail route No. 10618.

By Mr. Schenck: The petition of Adams, Jewett, and others, citizens of the State of Ohio, praying for the repeal of the franking privilege;

Also, a petition of similar import from citizens of the same State.

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

By Mr. Pettis: Three petitions from citizens of the State of Pennsylvania, praying for an amendment to the Constitution.

By Mr. Delano: A petition of similar import from citizens of the State of Ohio.

By Mr. Beatty: A petition of similar import from citizens of the same State.

By Mr. Moorhead: A memorial of similar import from citizens of the State of Pennsylvania.

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

By Mr. Stevens: The petition of William A. Parker, praying for restoration to the active list of the navy; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. -: A petition of similar import; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. Kelley: The petition of William T. Clark, a citizen of Virginia, praying for relief from disabilities; which was referred to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Twichell: The petition of John and George W. Prescott, praying for the extension of a patent; which was referred to the Committee on Patents.

By Mr. Beaman: The petition of the American Philosophical Society, praying for an appropriation for observations of the eclipse of the sun.

By Mr. Miller: The memorial from citizens of the United States, praying for an appropriation in aid of the National Homestead at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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

By Mr. Peters: The petition of John Knowles, jr., praying for a pension.

By Mr. Sawyer: The petition of Ezekiel Lindsay, praying for a pension.

By Mr. Perham: The memorial of Sarah R. Dick, praying for a pension.

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

By Mr. Eliot: The petition of Nathaniel H. Whiting and others, citi zens of the State of Massachusetts, praying for a post route from Han. over to Marshfield, in said State; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Moore: The petition from masters and owners of vessels, of the State of Rhode Island, praying for protection from illegal taxes;

Also, a petition of similar import from citizens of Virginia.

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

By Mr. Reader W. Clarke: The petition of J. R. Boyd and others, citizens of the State of Ohio, praying for an amendment to the Constitution.

By Mr. George V. Lawrence: A petition of similar import from citizens of the State of Pennsylvania.

By Mr. O'Neill: A petition of similar import from citizens of the same State.

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

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. Peters: A bill (H. R. 1884) to provide for the pavement of Pennsylvania avenue, to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds.

By Mr. Ela: A joint resolution (H. Res. 442) to rescind all stationery contracts with Dempsey and O'Toole, to the Committee on Printing.

By Mr. Eliot: A bill (H. R. 1885) to regulate and protect the fur-seal trade at the islands of Saint Paul and Saint George, in the Territory of Alaska, to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Ward: A bill (H. R. 1886) fixing the time for the election of representatives in Congress, to amend the naturalization laws, and to detect fraudulent naturalization papers.

Mr. Ward moved that it be referred to the Select Committee on Alleged Election Frauds in New York.

Pending which,

Mr. Brooks moved that it be referred to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws; which motion was disagreed to.

The question then recurring on the motion of Mr. Ward,

Mr. Eldridge moved that it be referred to the Committee on the
Judiciary.
And the question being put,

Yeas ...
It was decided in the negative, Nays.
Not voting.

53 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

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Mr. Samuel B. Axtell Mr. J. Lawrence Getz Mr. Thomas L. Jones Mr. William E. Robinson
Jehu Baker
Adam J. Glossbrenner Michael C. Kerr

Lewis W. Ross
Demas Barnes
J. S. Golladay
J. Proctor Knott

Charles Sitgreaves William H. Barnum A sa P. Grover

Rufus Mallory

Rufus P. Spalding
James B. Beck
Charles Haight

Samuel S. Marshall Stephen Taber
John A. Bingham
David Heaton

James R. McCormick Nelson Tift
Nathaniel Boyden
William S. Holman William Mungen

Daniel M. Van Auken Benjamin M. Boyer Julius Hotchkiss

William E. Niblack Philadelph Van Trump
James Brooks
Asahel W. Hubbard John A. Nicholson

James F. Wilson
Albert G. Burr
James M. Humphrey Charles E. Phelps

Fernando Wood
Samuel F. Cary
Thomas A. Jenckes Luke P. Poland

George W. Woodward John W. Chanler

James A. Johnson Samuel J. Randall P. M. B. Young. Charles A. Eldridge

Those who voted in the negative areMr. Oakes Ames

Mr. James T. Elliott Mr. William Lawrence Mr. Robert C. Schenck Delos R. Ashley John F. Farnsworth William S. Lincoln

Glenni W. Scofield Fernando C. Beaman Orange Ferriss

Benjamin F. Loan

Lewis Selye John F. Benjamin Thomas W. Ferry John A. Logan

John P. C. Shanks W. Jasper Blackburn William C. Fields

Horace Maynard

Samuel Shellabarger Austin Blair John R. French

Dennis McCarthy H. H. Starkweather George S. Boutwell James H. Goss

Samuel McKee

Aaron F. Stevens Henry P. H. Bromwell Samuel F. Gove

George F. Miller

Thomas E. Stewart John M. Broomall Joseph J. Gravely

William Moore

William B. Stokes Ralph P. Buckland Abner C. Harding

James K. Moorhead John H. Stover Benjamin F. Butler Thomas Haughey

Daniel J. Morrell

John Taffe Roderick R. Butler Isaac R. Hawkins

J. P. Newsham

Caleb N. Taylor
John B. Callis
William Higby

Benjamin W. Norris Francis Thomas,
John C. Churchill
John Hill

Nunn

Row'd E. Trowbridge Reader W. Clarke Benjamin F. Hopkins Charles

Ginery Twichell
Sidney Clarke
Chester D. Hubbard Godlove S. Orth

Charles Upson
J. W. Clift
Calvin T. Hulburd
Halbert E. Paine

Henry Van Aernam
Amasa Cobb
Morton C. Hunter
Sidney Perham

Burt Van Horn
John Coburn
Ebon C. Ingersoll
John A. Peters

Robert T. Van Horn
Simeon Corley
Norman B. Judd
S. Newton Pettis

Hamilton Ward Shelby M. Cullom George W. Julian

Charles W. Pierce

Cadwal'r C. Washburn Henry L. Dawes William D. Kelley Frederick A. Pike

Henry D. Washburn Oliver J. Dickey Francis W. Kellogg Tobias A. Plants

William B. Washburn Oliver H. Dockery William H. Kelsey Daniel Polsley

Martin Welker Grenville M. Dodge John H. Ketcham

Theodore M. Pomeroy B. F. Whittemore Ignatius Donnelly Bethuel M. Kitchen C. H. Prince

Thomas Williams John F. Driggs William H. Koontz Green B. Raum

William Williams Ephraim R. Eckley Addison H. Laflin

William H. Robertson John T. Wilson
W. P. Edwards
Israel G. Lash
Logan H. Roots

Stephen F. Wilson
Thomas D. Eliot
George V. Lawrence
Philetus Sawyer

Fred'k E. Woodbridge. Those not voting areMr. George M. Adams Mr. Charles W. Buckley Mr. George A. Halsey Mr. Carman A. Newcomb William B. Allison Henry L. Cake

Charles M. Hamilton William A. Pile George W. Anderson Burton C. Cook

Samuel Hooper

Hiram Price
Stevenson Archer
Thomas Cornell

Richard D. Hubbard John V. L. Pruyn
Samuel M. Arnell
John Covode

Alexander H. Jones Worthirgton C. Smith James M. Ashley Columbus Delano

William Loughridge Frederick Stone Alexander H. Bailey John T. Deweese

John Lynch

J. H. Sypher
John D. Baldwin
Nathan F. Dixon
James M. Marvin

John Trimble
Nathaniel P. Banks Benjamin Eggleston Hiram McCullough Lawrence S. Trimble
John Beatty
Jacob H. Ela
Ulysses Mercur

Charles H. Van Wyck
Jacob Benton
John Fox
John Morrissey

Michael Vidal
James G. Blaine
James A. Garfield
James Mulling

Elihu B. Washburne
Thomas Boles
John A. Griswold Leonard Myers

William Windom. C. C. Bowen So the motion of Mr. Eldridge was disagreed to. The question then recurred on the motion of Mr. Ward ; And being put, it was decided in the affirmative.

So the said bill was referred to the Select Committee on Alleged Frauds in the New York Election.

Ordered, That the said bill be printed.

By Mr. Barnes: A bill (H. R. 1887) providing for the exchange of gold for United States demand notes and to prevent the sale of gold, to the Committee on Banking and Currency and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Brooks: A bill (H. R. 1888) to encourage the building of steamships in the United States, to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Selye: A joint resolution (H. Res. 443) proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, to the Committee on the Judiciary and ordered to be printed.

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By Mr. Morrell: A bill (H. R. 1889) regulating the value of extra rations to which army officers may be entitled, to the Committee on Military Affairs and ordered to be printed.

By Mr Miller: A joint resolution (H. Res. 444) proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, to the Committee on the Judiciary and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Koontz: A bill (H. R. 1890) amendatory of the act of 28th July, 1866, granting bounties to soldiers, to the Committee on Military Affairs and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Whittemore: A bill (H. R. 1891) authorizing payment to be made for certain services rendered to the United States in the insurrectionary States, to the Committee of Claims and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Callis: A bill (H. R. 1892) to remove all political disabilities from Eph. Latham, a citizen of Larkinsville, Jackson county, in the State of Alabama, to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Haughey: A joint resolution (H. Res. 445) relating to the rights of loyal citizens of Alabama, to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Delano: A joint resolution (H. Res. 446) authorizing the President to appoint a commission to revise the tariff laws and report their proceedings and recommendations thereon to Congress, to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. John T. Wilson: A bill (H. R. 1893) granting a pension to Mrs. Martha Robinson, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Spalding: A joint resolution (H. Res. 447) in relation to reciprocity treaties with foreign nations against public policy at this time, to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. McKee: A bill (H. R. 1894) to establish a post road from Flemingsburg to Upper Tygart, Kentucky, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Julian: A bill (H. R. 1895) to grant the right of way to the Memphis, El Paso and Pacific Railway Company from El Paso, Texas, to the Pacific ocean, to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Cullom: A bill (H. R. 1896) for the relief of Wesley Ford, to the Committee on Military Affairs;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1897) to place the name of Parley Sweet upon the pension rolls, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Baker: A bill (H. R. 1898) amendatory of the naturalization laws of the United States, to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Benjamin: Joint resolutions of the legislature of the State of Missouri, in relation to certain railroads, to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad' and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Sawyer: A bill (H. R. 1899) granting lands to the States of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, to aid in the construction of certain railroads, to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be printed.

By Mr. Mallory: Joint memorials of the legislature of the State of Oregon, in reference to a railroad from the North Bend of Humboldt river, in Nevada, to Portland, Oregon, to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad and ordered to be printed; asking for mail service from Lewisville to Elk City, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads; asking an appropriation for a military and post road from Willamette river to Dalles City, and for the improvement of Willamette river; and asking the erection of a light-house at the mouth of Yaquina bay, in Oregon; severally to the Committee on Appropriations.

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