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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 Virgi. nia, 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 Ştates, 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 citi. zens 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.... The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. Samuel B. Axtell

Jehu Baker
Demas Barnes
William H. Barnum
James B. Beck
John A. Bingham
Nathaniel Boyden
Benjamin M. Boyer
James Brooks
Albert G. Burt
Samuel F. Cary
John W. Chanler
Charles A. Eldridge

Mr. J. Lawrence Getz Mr. Thomas L. Jones

Adam J. Glossbrenner Michael C. Kerr
J.S. Golladay

J. Proctor Knott
Asa P. Grover

Rufus Mallory
Charles Haight

Samuel S. Marshall
David Heaton

James R. McCormick
William S. Holman

William Mungen
Julius Hotchkiss

William E. Niblack
Asahel W. Hubbard

John A. Nicholson
James M. Humphrey Charles E. Phelps
Thomas A. Jenckes Luke P. Poland
James A. Johnson

Samuel J. Randall

Mr. William E. Robinson

Lewis W. Ross
Charles Sitgreaves
Rufus P. Spalding
Stephen Taber
Nelson Tift
Daniel M. Van Auken
Philadelph Van Trump
James F. Wilson
Fernando Wood
George W. Woodward
P. M. B. Young,

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. Oakes Ames

Mr. James T. Elliott
Delos R. Ashley

John F. Farnsworth
Fernando C. Beaman Orange Ferriss
John F. Benjamin

Thomas W. Ferry
W.Jasper Blackburn William C. Fields
Austin Blair

John R. French George S. Boutwell

James H. Goss Henry P. H. Bromwell Samuel F. Gove John M. Broomall

Joseph J. Gravely Ralph P. Buckland

Abner C. Harding Benjamin F. Butler

Thomas Haughey Roderick R. Butler

Isaac R. Hawkins John B. Callig

William Higby John C. Churchill

John Hill Reader W. Clarke

Benjamin F. Hopkins Sidney Clarke

Chester D. Hubbard J. W. Clift

Calvin T. Hulburd Amasa Cobb

Morton C. Hunter John Coburn

Ebon C. Ingersoll Simeon Corley

Norman B. Judd Shelby M. Cullom

George W. Julian Henry L. Dawes

William D. Kelley Oliver J. Dickey

Francis W. Kellogg Oliver H. Dockery

William H. Kelsey Grenville M. Dodge John H. Ketcham Ignatius Donnelly

Bethuel M. Kitchen John F. Driggs

William H. Koontz Ephraim R. Eckley

Addison H. Lafilin W. P. Edwards

Israel G. Lash Thomas D. Eliot

George V. Lawrence

Mr. William Lawrence Mr. Robert C. Schenck
William S. Lincoln

Glenni W. Scofield
Benjamin F. Loan

Lewis Selye
John A. Logan

John P. C. Shanks
Horace Maynard

Samuel Shellabarger Dennis McCarthy

H. H. Starkweather Samuel McKee

Aaron F. Stevens George F. Miller

Thomas E. Stewart William Moore

William B. Stokes
James K. Moorhead

Johu H. Stover
Daniel J. Morrell

John Taffe
J. P. Newsham

Caleb N. Taylor
Benjamin W. Norris Francis Thomas
David A, Nunn

Row'd E. Trowbridge
Charles O'Neill

Ginery Twichell
Godlove S. Orth

Charles Upson
Halbert E. Paine

Henry Van Aernam
Sidney Perham

Burt Van Horn
John A. Peterg

Robert T. Van Horn
S. Newton Pettis

Hamilton Ward
Charles W. Pierce

Cadwal'r C. Washburn
Frederick A. Pike

Henry D. Washburn Tobias A. Plants

William B. Washburn Daniel Polsley

Martin Welker Theodore M. Pomeroy B. F. Whittemore C. H. Prince

Thomas Williams Green B. Raum

William Williams William H. Robertson John T. Wilson Logan H, Roots

Stephen F. Wilson Philetus Sawyer

Fred'k E. Woodbridge.

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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.

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. I

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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