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By Mr. Clever: The memorial of the legislative assembly of New Mexico, praying for the protection of the interests and property of the people of Socorro and Valencia counties.
By Mr. Paine: The petition of Jacob Levit, late private company H, 26th Wisconsin infantry, praying for relief.
By Mr. Covode: A communication from Joseph S. McQuaid, relative to arrears of pay due certain volunteer army officers.
Ordered, That the said petitions and communications be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.
Mr. Holman, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled a joint resolution of the following title, viz:
S. R. 171. Joint resolution in relation to coast defence;
Mr. Holman, from the same committee, reported that the committee did this day present to the President of the United States bills of the following titles, viz:
H. R. 1809. An act making appropriations for the payment of salaries and contingent expenses of the Patent Office for January and February, 1869; and
H. R. 1343. An act to confirm the title to certain land to the pueblo of Santa Ana, in the Territory of New Mexico.
The House then resumed, as the regular order of business, the consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 621) to authorize the building of a military and postal railroad from Washington, District of Columbia, to the city of New York, the pending question being on its engrossment.
Mr. McCarthy submitted amendments thereto.
Mr. McCarthy moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered to be put; When
Mr. Stephen F. Wilson, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled a joint resolution of the following title, viz:
H. Res. 372. Joint resolution directing the enforcement of the lien upon the steamer Atlantic;
The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House executive communications as follows, viz:
I. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a report of Mr. E. B. Elliot upon the subject of the international metrical system of coinage, which was referred to the Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures, and ordered to be printed.
II. A letter from the same, in answer to a resolution of the House of the 1st instant relative to the removal of certain persons from the office of the collector of the port of Philadelphia ; which was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means and ordered to be printed.
III. A letter from the Secretary of State, transmitting a copy of “ Ballads, Odes, &c., on the American war of 1861–65, by Walter Thomas Meyler, of Dublin;" which was laid on the table.
By unanimous consent, leave of absence for ten days was granted to Mr. Lawrence S. Trimble, and for the remainder of the present week to Mr. Robinson.
The House then resumed the consideration of the bill of the House
(H. R. 621) to authorize the building of a military and postal railroad from Washington, District of Columbia, to the city of New York ;
60 It was decided in the negative, Nays
103 Not voting
59 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. William E. Robinsou William H. Barnum Charles Haight
William S. Lincoln Charles Sitgreaves James B. Beck
George A. Halsey William Loughridge Worthington C. Smith John F. Benjamin Iaac R. Hawkins
Samuel S. Marshall Frederick Stone W. Jasper Blackburn John Hill
James M. Marvin
William S. Holman Jamex R. McCormick Caleb N. Taylor
James M. Humphrey William E. Niblack Ginery Twichell John W. Chapler Morton C. Hunter John A. Nicholson
Daniel M. Van Auken Oliver H. Dockery James A. Johnson Charles E. Phelps
Philadelph Van Trump Charles A. Eldridge Thomas L. Jones
Luke P. Poland
William B. Washburn J. Lawrence Getz William D. Kelley John V. L. Pruyn
Fernando Wood Adam J. Glossbrenner J. Proctor Knott
Samuel J. Randall George W. Woodward J. S. Golladay
Addison H. Lafin Willianı H. Robertson P. M. B. Youog. Those who voted in the negative areMr. William B. Allison Mr. Columbus Delano Mr. William H. Kelsey Mr. Philetus Sawyer Oakes Ames John T. Deweese
Bethuel M. Kitchen Glenni W. Scofield Delos R. Ashley Nathan F. Dixon
William H. Koontz Lewis Selye James M. Ashley
Ephraim R. Eckley William Lawrence John P. C. Sbanks Demas Barnes
Benjamin Eggleston Benjamin F. Loan Samuel Shellabarger John Beatty Thomas D. Eliot John A. Logan
Rufus P. Spalding Jacob Benton John F. Farnsworth Rufus Mallory
H. H. Starkweather John A. Bingham Orange Ferriss Horace Maynard
Aaron F. Stevens Austin Blair Thomas W. Ferry Dennis McCarthy
William B. Stokes Thomas Boles William C. Fields Samuel McKee
J. H. Sypher George S. Boutwell John R. French
George F. Miller
Row'd E. Trowbridge Henry P. H. Bromwell Samuel F. Gove
Carman A. Newcomb Charles Upson Ralph P. Buckland Joseph J. Gravely Benjamin W. Norris Robert T. Van Hors Charles W. Buckley Abner C. Harding
David A. Nunn
Hamilton Ward Roderick R. Butler Thomas Haughey
Godlove S. Orth
B. F. Whittemore
Thomas Williams Sidney Clarke Benjamin F. Hopkins S. Newton Pettis
William Williams J. W. Clift Julius Hotchkiss Charles W. Pierce
James F. Wilson Amasa Cobb Thomas A. Jenckes Tobias A. Plants
John T. Wilson John Coburn Alexander H. Jones Daniel Polsley
Stephen F. Wilson Simeon Corley Norman B. Judd C. H. Prince
William Windom John Covode George W. Julian Green B. Raum
Fred'k E. Woodbridge. Shelby M. Cullom
Francis W. Kellogg Lewis W. Ross Those not voting areMr. George M. Adams Mr. Thomas Cornell Mr. Ebon C. Ingersoll Mr. Theodore M. Pomeroy George W. Anderson Henry L. Dawes
Michael C. Kerr
Logan H. Roots Samuel M. Arnell
Grenville M. Dodge George V. Lawrence Robert C. Schenck Samuel B. Axtell Ignatius Donnelly John Lynch
Thomas E. Stewart Alexander H. Bailey John F. Driggs
Hiranı McCullough John H. Stoyer
Lawrence S. Trimble Nathaniel P. Banks Jacob H. Ela
Daniel J. Morrell
Henry Van Aernam Fernando C. Beaman James T. Elliott
Burt Van Horn
Charles H. Van Wyck
Michael Vidal Benjamin F. Butler Charles M. Hamilton Charles O'Ne
Cadwal'r C. Washburn John C. Churchill Samuel Hooper John A. Peters
Ellihu B. Washburne Reader W Clarke Asabel W. Hubbard Frederick A. Pike
Henry D. Washbure Burton C. Cook
Richard D. Hubbard William A. Pilo So the House refused to lay the bill on the table. The first amendment of Mr. McCarthy was then read and agreed to.
The second amendment having been read as follows, viz: In section six, line twelve, strike out “ six” and insert “ seven ;" so that it will read :
"SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the gauge of the said New York and Washington railway shall be of uniform width, or so as to
carry one set of cars throughout its entire length, and the rails shall be of American iron or steel manufacture; and the entire railway shall, with its outfit, fixtures, and structure, together with all its appurtenances, be equal in character and workmanship to any of the first-class railways of the United States. And the cars for first-class passengers shall be provided at all times with all the modern improvements for comfort and convenience. The schedule time for passenger, mail, military, and freight trains shall never exceed (when fully equipped and finished) seven hours between Washington and New York city for first-class passenger and through mails." The question was put, Will the House agree thereto?
104 It was decided in the affirmative, Nays.
Not voting: -
Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Logan H. Roots
Oliver H. Dockery Francis W. Kellogg Lewis W. Ross
Glenni W. Scofield
Lewis Selye Fernando C. Beaman Jacob H. Ela
Benjamin F. Loan
John P. C. Shanks John Beatty Thomas D. Eliot John A. Logan
Samuel Shellabarger Jacob Benton John F. Farnsworth Horace Maynard
Rufus P. Spalding John A. Bingham Orange Ferries Dennis McCarthy
H. H. Stark weather
Aaron F. Stevens
James K. Moorhead William B. Stokes George 8. Boutwel! John R. French
John H. Stover
J. H. Sypher
Benjamin W. Norris John Taffe
David d. Nunn
Row'd E. Trowbridge Ralph P. Buckland Thomas Haughey
Godlove S. Orth
Charles Upson Cbarles W. Buckley Isaac R. Hawking
Halbert E. Paine
Henry Van Aernam Roderick R. Butler William Higby
Philadelph Van Trump
B. F. Whittemore
William Williams Simeon Corley Thomas A. Jenckes Hiram Price
Stephen F. Wilson John Covode Alexander H. Jones C. H. Prince
Carman A. Newcomb Caleb N. Taylor
William E. Niblack
Daniel M. Van Auken -
Robert T. Van Horn Samuel F. Cary J. Proctor Knott John V. L. Pruyn
William B. Washburn John W. Chanler Addison H. Laflin
Samuel J. Randall James F. Wilson Sidney Clarke
William Lawrence William H. Robertson Fernando Wood Charles A. Eldridge William S, Lincoln William E. Robinson Fred'k E. Woodbridge J. Lawrence Getz Samuel S. Marshall Charles Sitgreaves George W. Woodward Adam J. Glossbrenner James M. Marvin
Worthington C. Sinith P. M. B. Young.
Those not voting are-
Ebon C. Ingersoll
John d. Peters
Theodore M. Pomeroy Alexander H. Bailey W.P. Edwards
Bethuel M. Kitchen
Robert C. Schenck John D. Baldwin James T. Elliott
George V. Lawrence John Trimble William H. Barnum John Fox
William Loughridge Lawrence S. Trimble James G. Blaine James A. Garfield John Lynch
Burt Van Horn Benjamin F. Butler John A. Griswold
Charles H. Van Wyck
Hiram McCullough Michael Vidal
Cadwal'r C. Washburn
Ellihu B. Washburne Thomas Cornell Samuel Hooper John Morrissey
Henry D. Washburn Henry L. Dawes Asahel W. Hubbard James Mullins
John T. Wilsou, Jobn T. Deweese
So the said amendment was agreed to.
Under the further operation of the previous question, the bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.
Not being actually engrossed, the bill was left on the Speaker's table.
Mr. McCarthy moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the said bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time; which motion was passed over for the present.
Mr. Orth, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a statement from Philps and Solomon in regard to stationery contracts; which was read.
The morning hour having expired,
The House proceeded to the consideration of the amendments of the Senate to the bill of the House (H. R. 1570) making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the government for the year ending June 30, 1870, and for other purposes;
The said amendments numbered 1, 2, 6, 7, 13, 14, 22, 27, 28, 30, 31, and 32, were severally disagreed to.
The remaining amendments were severally read and agreed to.
Mr. Spalding moved that the votes on the said amendments 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 action of the House on the said amendments..
On motion of Mr. Judd, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That reports from the Committee on Banking and Currency, as public measures, be in order on Saturday next, after the morning hour.
Mr. Pettis, from the Committee of Elections, submitted a report in writing in the case of Chaves vs. Clever, accompanied by the following resolutions, viz:
Resolved, That Hon. Charles P. Clever is not entitled to a seat in the fortieth Congress as a delegate of the Territory of New Mexico.
Resolred, That Hon. J. Francisco Chaves is entitled to a seat in the fortieth Congress as a delegate from the Territory of New Mexico.
Ordered, That the said report and resolutions be laid on the table and printed.
Mr. Pike, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1908) to compensate the officers and crew of the United States steamer Kearsarge for the destruction of the rebel piratical vessel Alabama; which was read a first and second time and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.
Mr. Scofield 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. Kelley, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1909) to prevent the collection of illegal taxes on passengers under color of State authority; which was read a first and second time and referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Mr. Beck, by unanimous consent, submitted the following preamble and resolution, which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:
Whereas this house is about to proceed to the consideration of that portion of the internal revenue bill relating to distilled spirits and tobacco which became law on the 20th of July, 1868, in which certain powers were conferred and certain duties imposed upon the Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue relative to the proper management and conduct of distillers and others under it: Therefore,
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to furnish this house with all regulations, orders, decisions, and rulings relative to the execution of said law that have been made by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue or any other officer of the Treasury Department as soon as practicable, in order to enable this house to determine what changes, if any, it is proper to make in the existing law.
Mr. Benjamin 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. Benjamin F. Butler, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted a report in writing upon the letter of the Secretary of the Interior of the 23d ultimo, relative to a deficiency in the appropriation for the Indian service in New Mexico; which was laid on the table and ordered to be printed.
Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, from the same committee, reported a bill and joint resolution of the following titles, accompanied by a report in writing in the latter case; which bill and joint resolution were severally read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the whole House on the state of the Union, and, together with the said report, ordered to be printed, viz:
H. R. 1910. A bill prohibiting the rendering of any service or furnishing supplies in excess of legal appropriations, making the same a penal offence, and debarring claims on such account; and
H. Res. 449. A joint resolution referring the claim of J. C. D. Blackburn for supplies furnished Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Indians to the Second Comptroller of the Treasury for adjustment and report.
On motion of Mr. Loughridge, by unanimous consent, leave was granted for the withdrawal from the files of the House of the papers in the case of Hiram W. Love—copies to be left.
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: A bill (H. R. 1803) making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending June 30, 1869, had come to no resolution thereon.
The hour of 41 o'clock p. m. having arrived, the House took a recess until 71 o'clock p. m. After the recess, A message from the Senate, by Mr. Hamlin, one of their clerks:
Mr. Speaker: The Senate insist on their amendments, disagreed to by the House, to the bill of the House (H. R. 1570) making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the government for the year ending June 30, 1870, and for other purposes, ask a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon, and have appointed Mr. Morrill, of Maine, Mr. Sumner, and Mr. Howe, the conferees on the part of the Senate.
The House then, in pursuance of its order of the 1st instant, 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. Scofield reported that the committee having, according to order, had under consideration the bill of the House I. R. 1060 (internal taxes,) had come to no resolution thereon.
And then, On motion of Mr. Schenck, at 9 o'clock and 5 minutes | In., the House adjourned.