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Those not voting are

Mr. George M. Adams Me John T. Deweese Mr. Michael C. Kerr Mr. William E. Robinson
Oakes Ames
Oliver J. Dickey
Bethnel M. Kitchen

Logan H, Roots
George W. Anderson Grenville M. Dodge

J. Proctor Knott

Philetus Sawyer Samuel M. Arnell John F. Driggs Addison H. Laflin

Robert C. Schepek
Delos R. Ashley
Ephraim R. Eckley

Grorge V. Lawrence Lewis Selve
James M. Ashley
Benjamin Eggleston William S. Lincoln

John P. C. Shanks Alexander H. Bailey Thomas D. Eliot

Benjamin F. Loan

Charles Sitgreaves John D. Baldwin James T. Elliott John A. Logan

Rufus P. Spalding Nathaniel P. Banks John Fox Samuel S. Marshall

H. H. Starkweather D-max Barnes Jhn R. French Ulysses Mereur

Thomas E. Stewart
Willian H. Barnum
James A. Gartield
James K. Moorhead

J. 2. Sypher
James B. Beck
Joseph J. Gravely
Daniel J. Morrell

Stephen Taber
John A. Bingham
John A. Griswold
John Morrissey

John Taffe
Thomas Boles
George A. Halsey
Leonard Myers

Francis Thomas
C. C. Bowen
John Hill
David A. Nunn

Nelson Tift
James Brooks
Samuel Hooper
Sidney Perham

Lawrence S. Trimble Ralph P. Buckland Asahel W. Hubbard Frederick A. Pike

Michael Vidal
Albert G. Burr
Richard D. Hubbard William A. Pile

Hamilton Ward
Brinjamin F. Butler

Janes M. Humphrey Theodore M. Pomeroy Ellihu B. Washburne Roderick R. Butler James A. Johnson C. H. Prince

Henry D. Washburn
John B. Callis
Thomas L. Jones
John V. L. Pruyn

Martin Welker
Burton C. Cook
Francis W. Kellogg Samuel J. Randall

Stephen F. Wilson
Henry L. Dawes
William H. Kelsey
Green B. Raum

Fernando Wood, Columbus Delano So the House refused to order the main question to be now put. The question then recurring on the amendment of Mr. Miller,

On motion of Mr. Maynard, the said joint resolution and amendment was referred to the Committee on Accounts with instructions to inquire into the expediency of increasing or diminishing the pay of that and other committee clerks.

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

Mr. Archer, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported a bill (H. R. 1964) for the relief of Charles W. Whitney, accompanied by a report in writing thereon ; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, and, together with the report, ordered to be printed.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a bill of the House of the following title, viz:

H. R. 1456. An act to authorize the importation of machinery for repair only free of duty; without amendment.

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

S. 810. An act to regulate elections in Washington and Idaho Terri. tories;

S. 228. An act for the further security of equal rights in the District of Columbia ; and

S. 836. An act for the relief of Celestia P. Hartt; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House.

Mr. Pike, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported a bill (H. R. 1967) 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.

Pending the question on its engrossment, Mr. Scotield submitted an amendment thereto; Pending which, Mr. Scofield moved the previous question, which was seconded, and the main question ordered; and under the operation thereof the said amendment was agreed to, and the bill ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

It was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Pike 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 bill.

Mr. Boutwell, from the Committee on Reconstruction, reported a bill (H. R. 1968) to provide for the organization of a provisional government for the State of Mississippi ; which was read a first and second time, recommitted to the said conimittee, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Pike, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported a bill (H. R. 1965) for the payment of Richard M. Green for the use of his patent by the government, accompanied by a report in writing thereon.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to the Committee of the Whole House, and that the bill and report be printed.

Mr. Pike, from the same committee, reported a bill (H. R. 1966) for the relief of Foster & Tower, of New York, which was read a first and second time.

Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time.
Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Pike 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 bill.

Mr. Laflin, from the Committee on Printing, reported the following resolutions; which were read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That 3,000 extra copies of the evidence taken before the Committee on Reconstruction relative to the condition of affairs in Georgia be printed for the use of the House.

Resolved, That there be printed 2,500 extra copies of the report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey for the year 1868; 1,000 copies for distribution by the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, and 1,500 for the use of the House.

Mr. Laflin 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. Blair, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported a bill (H. R. 1969) for the relief of Nott & Company, accompanied by a report in writing thereon ; which bill was read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its engrossment,
The morning hour expired.

The House then resumed, as the regular order of business, the consideration of the modified resolutions of Mr. Benjamin F. Butler relative to the counting the electoral votes for President and Vice-President of the United States.

Pending which,
After debate,

Mr. Kelsey submitted as an amendment in the nature of a substitute therefor the following amendment, viz: Strike out all after the word “resolved” and insert in lieu thereof: That the subject of an amendment of the joint rules governing the conrention of the two houses of Congress for the purpose of counting the electoral votes for President and VicePresident of the United States be referred to a select committee of fire, with power to report by bill or otherwise at any time ;"

When

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Mr. Farnsworth made the point of order that the said amendment, not being germane, was out of order.

The Speaker pro tempore overruled the said point of order.
From this decision of the Chair Mr. Farnsworth appealed.
Pending which,
Mr. Kelsey moved that the appeal be laid on the table.
And the question being put,

(Yeas................ It was decided in the affirmative, Nays........

........ .. 40 Not voting.....

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

Those who voted in the affirmative areMr. Samuel M. Arnell Mr. Jacob H. Ela

Mr. Israel G. Lash

Mr. Philetus Sawyer Delos R. Ashley Thomas D. Eliot William Lawrence

Robert C. Schenck James M. Ashley James T. Elliott William S. Lincoln

Glenni W. Scofield Samuel B. Axtell Orange Ferriss

William Loughridge John P. C. Shanks John D. Baldwin Thomas W. Ferry John Lynch

Samuel Shellabarger Nathaniel P. Banks William C. Fields Horace Maynard

Worthington C. Smith John F. Benjamin John R. French Dennis McCarthy

Rufus P. Spalding Jacob Benton James H. Goss

James R. McCormick H. H. Starkweather James G. Blaine Samuel F. Gove Samuel McKee

Aaron F. Stevens Austin Blair John A. Griswold George F. Miller

Thomas E. Stewart Thomas Boles George A. Halsey William Moore

William B, Stokes
George S. Boutwell
Charles M. Hamilton Daniel J. Morrell

John H. Stover
C.C. Bowen
Abner C. Harding
James Mullins

J. H. Sypher
Henry P. H. Bromwell Thomas Haughey

J. P. Newsham

John Taffe Charles W. Buckley Isaac R. Hawkins

Benjamin W. Norris John Triunble Benjamin F. Butler David Heaton

David A. Nunn

Row'd E. Trowbridge Roderick R. Butler William Higby

Charles O'Neill

Ginery Twichell
Henry L. Cake
William S. Holman
Godlove S. Orth

Charles Upson
John C. Churchill
Samuel Hooper
Halbert E. Paine

Henry Van Aernam
Reader W. Clarke
Benjamin F. Hopkins Sidney Perham

Burt Van Horn
Sidney Clarke
Chester D. Hubbard John A. Peters

Robert T. Van Horn
J. W. Clift
Calvin T. Hulburd
S. Newton Pettis

Charles H. Van Wyck
Amasa Cobb
Morton C. Hunter
Frederick A. Pike

Hamilton Ward
Thomas Cornell
Ebon C. Ingersoll
Luke P. Poland

Cadwal'r C. Washburu John Covode

Thomas A. Jenckes Theodore M. Pomeroy Henry D. Washburn Shelby M. Cullom Alexander H. Jones Hiram Price

William B. Washburn
John T. Deweese
Norman B. Judd
C. H. Prince

Martin Welker
Oliver J. Dickey
William D. Kelley
John V. L. Pruyn

B.F. Whittemore
Nathan F. Dixon
Francis W. Kellogg Samuel J. Randall

John T. Wilson
Oliver H. Dockery
William H. Kelsey
Green B. Raum

Stephen F. Wilson
Ignatius Donnelly
John H. Ketcbam

William H. Robertson William Windom
John F. Drigge
Bethuel M. Kitchen
Logan H. Roots

Fred'k E. Woodbridge. Ephraim R. Eckley Addison H. Laflin

Lewis W. Ross Those who voted in the negative are

Will Becken

Juma Pollado Ger

Mr. Stevenson Archer Mr. Ralph P. Buckland Mr. James A. Johnson Mr. John A. Nicholson
Jehu Baker
Samuel F. Cary
Thomas L. Jones

Charles E. Phelps
Demas Barney
John W. Ohanler
Michael C. Kerr

William A. Pile
William H. Barnum
Benjamin Eggleston
J. Proctor Knott

Tobias A. Plants Fernando C. Beaman John F. Farnsworth William H. Koontz

Frederick Stone
John Beatty
James A. Garfield

George V. Lawrence Philadelpb Van Trupp
John A. Bingbam
J. Lawrence Getz
Rufus Mallory

Thomas Williams
Nathaniel Boyden
J. S. Golladay
James K. Moorhead

James F. Wilson
Benjamin M. Boyer
Asa P. Grover
William Mungen

Fernando Wood
John M. Broomall
Julius Hotchkiss
William E. Niblack

George W. Woodward,
Those not voting are-
Mr. George M. Adams Mr. Henry L. Dawes Mr. George W. Julian Mr. Lewis Selye
William B. Allison
Columbus Delano
Benjamin F. Loan

Charles Sitgreaves Oakes A mes Grenville M. Dodge John A. Logan

Stephen Taber George W. Anderson W. P. Edwards

Samuel S. Marshall

Caleb N. Taylor
Alexander H. Bailey Charles A. Eldridge James M. Marvin

Francis Thomas
James B. Beck
John Fox
Hiram MeCullough

Nelson Tift
W. Jasper Blackburn Adam J. Glossbrenner Ulysses Mercur

Lawrence S. Trimble James Brooks Joseph J. Gravely John Morrissey

Daniel M. Van Auken
Albert G. Burr
Charles Haight
Leonard Myers

Michael Vidal
John B. Callig
John Hill

Carman A. Newcomb Ellihu B. Washburne
John Coburn
Asahel W. Hubbard Charles W. Pierce

William Williams Burton C. Cook Richard D. Hubbard Daniel Polsley

P. M. B. Young. Simeon Corley

James M. Humphrey William E. Robinson
So the appeal was laid on the table.

The question then recurring on the said amendment,
Mr. Logan moved that the whole subject be laid on the table.
And the question being put,

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( 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. Grenville M. Dodge Mr. William H. Koontz Mr. Daniel Polsley
Oakes Ames
Ephraim R. Eckley
Addison H. Laflin

Theodore M. Pomeroy
James M. Ashley
Benjamin Eggleston Israel G. Lash

Hiram Price
Jehu Baker
James T. Elliott

George V. Lawrence John V. L. Pruyn
Demas Barnes
Jobn F. Farnsworth William Lawrence

Samuel J. Randall
William H. Barnum
Orange Ferriss
William S. Lincoln

Green B. Raum Fernando C. Beaman Thomas W. Ferry

John A. Logan

William H. Robertson
John Beatty
James A. Garfield

William Loughridge Pbiletus Sawyer
James B. Beck
J. Lawrence Getz
Rufus Mallory

Glenni W. Scofield
John F. Benjamin
Adam J. Glossbrenner James M. Marvin

Samuel Shellabarger John A. Bingham John A. Griswold Dennis McCarthy

Worthington C. Smith James G. Blaine George A. Halsey

James R. McCormick Rufus P. Spalding C. C. Bowen Thomas Haughey George F. Miller

H. H. Starkweather Nathaniel Boyden Isaac R. Hawkins William Moore

Thomas E. Stewart Benjamin M. Boyer David Heaton James K. Moorhead

William B. Stokes
John M. Broomall
William S. Holman
Daniel J. Morrell

Frederick Stone
Ralph P. Buckland
Samuel Hooper

Carman A. Newcomb Caleb N. Taylor
Charles W. Buckley Benjamin F. Hopkins J. P. Newsham

Francis Thomas
Albert G. Burr
Julius Hotchking
William E. Niblack

Ginery Twichell
Roderick R. Butler
Chester D. Hubbard John A. Nicholson

Charles Upson
Henry L. Cake
Calvin T. Hulburd

Benjamin W. Norris Henry Van Aernam
John B. Callis
Morton C. Hunter
David A, Nunn

Daniel M. Van Auken
Samuel F. Cary
Thomas A. Jenckes
Charles O'Neill

Burt Van Horn
John W. Chanler
James A. Johnson
Godlove S. Orth

Philadelph Van Trump
John C. Churchill
Alexander H. Jones Halbert E. Paine

Cadwal'r C. Washburn Reader W. Clarke Norman B. Judd Sidney Perham

William B. Washburn
Amasa Cobb
William D. Kelley
Johu A. Peters

Martin Welker
John Coburn
Francis W. Kellogg
S. Newton Pettis

James F. Wilson
Thomas Cornell
Michael C. Kerr
Charles E. Phelps

John T. Wilson
Henry L. Dawes
John H. Ketcham
William A. Pile

Fernando Wood
John T. Deweere
Bethuel M. Kitchen
Tobias A. Plants

Fred'k E. Woodbridge
Nathan F. Dixon
J. Proctor Knott
Luke P. Poland

George W. Woodward. Oliver H. Doekery

Those who voted in the negative areMr. Stevenson Archer Mr. Ignatius Donnelly. Mr. Thomas L. Jones Mr. Robert C. Schenck Delos R. Ashley John F. Driggs George W. Julian

John P. C. Shanks Samuel B. Axtell Jacob H. Ela William H. Kelsey

Aaror. F. Stevens
John D. Baldwin
Charles A. Eldridge
John Lynch

John H. Stover
Nathaniel P. Banks
Thomas D. Eliot
Samuel S. Marshall

J. H. Sypher
Jacob Benton
William C. Fields
Horace Maynard

John Taffe
George S. Boutwell
J. S. Gollada y
Samuel McKee

John Trimble
Henry P. H. Bromwell James H. Goss

James Mullins

Row'd E. Trowbridge Benjamin F. Butler Samuel F. Gove

William Mungen

Robert T. Van Horn Sidney Clarke Asa P. Grover Charles W. Pierce

Charles H. Van Wyck
J. W. Clift
Charles Haight
Frederick A. Pike

Hamilton Ward
Simeon Corley
Charles M. Hamilton C. H. Prince

Henry D. Washburn
Shelby M. Cullom
William Higby
Logan H. Roots

B. F. Whittemore.
Oliver J. Dickey
Ebon C. Ingersoll

Lewis W. Ross
Those not voting are-
Mr. George M. Adams Mr. Columbus Delano Mr. Benjamin F. Loan Mr. Nelson Tift
George W. Anderson W. P. Edwards

Hiram McCullough

Lawrence S. Trimble Samuel M. Arnell John Fox Ulysses Mercur

Michael Vidal Alexander H. Bailey John R. French

John Morrissey

Ellihu B. Washburne W.Jasper Blackburn Joseph J. Gravely

Leonard Myers

Thomas Williams Austin Blair Abner C. Harding

William E. Robinson William Williams Thomas Boles John Hill Lewis Selye

Stephen F. Wilson
James Brooks
Asahel W. Hubbard Charles Sitgreaves

William Windom
Burton C. Cook
Richard D. Hubbard Stephen Taber

P. M. B. Young,
John Covode

James M. Humphrey

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So the whole subject was laid on the table.

Mr. Farnsworth moved that the vote last taken bé reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table. And the question being put,

(Yeas...... It was decided in the affirmative, Nays......

40 (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. James M. Ashley Mr. William H. Barnum Mr. James B. Beck
Oakes Ames
Jehu Baker

Fernando C. Beaman John F. Benjamin
Delos R. Ashley
Demas Barnes
John Beatty

John A. Bingham

Mr. James G. Blaine

Thomas Boles
George S. Boutwell
Nathaniel Boyden
Benjamin M. Boyer
John M. Broomall
Ralph P. Buckland
Charles W. Buckley
Albert G. Burr
koderick R. Butler
Henry L. Cake
John B. Callis
Samuel F. Cary
John W. Chanler
John C. Churchill
Amasa Cobb
Thomas Cornell
Shelby M. Cullom
Henry L. Dawes
John T. Deweese
Nathan F. Dixon
Oliver H. Dockery
Grenville M, Dodge
Ephraim R. Eckley
Thomas D. Eliot
James T. Elliott
John F. Farusworth
Orange Ferriss
Thomas W. Ferry

Mr. William C. Fields Mr. John A. Logan

Mr. Green B. Raum
James A. Garfield

William Loughridge William H. Robertson
J. Lawrence Getz
Rufus Mallory

Philetus Sawyer
Adam J. Glossbrenner James M. Marvin

Glenui W. Scofield
John A. Griswold
Dennis McCarthy

Samuel Shellabarger
Thomas Hanghey

James R. McCormick Worthington C. Smith
Ivanc R. Hawkins
Samuel McKee

Rufus P. Spalding
David Heaton
George F. Miller

H. H. Starkweather
William S. Holman
William Moore

Thomas E. Stewart
Samuel Hooper
James K. Moorhead

William B. Stokes
Benjamin F. Hopkins Daniel J. Morrell

Frederick Stone
Julius Hotchkiss
William E. Niblack

Caleb X. Taylor
Chester D. Hubbard
John A. Nicholson

Francis Thomas
Calvin T. Hulburd

Benjamin W. Norris Ginery Twichell
Morton C. Hunter
David A. Nunn

Charles Upson
Thomas A. Jenckes Charles O'Neill

Henry Van Aernam
James A. Johnson
Godlove S. Orth

Dani-1 M. Van Auken
Alexander H. Jones Halbert E. Paine

Burt Van Horn
Norman B. Judd
Sidney Perham

Philadelph Van Trump
William D. Kelley
S. Newton Pettis

Michael Vidal
Michael C. Kerr
Charles E. Phelps

Cadwal'r C. Washburn
John H. Ketcham
William A. Pile

William B. Washburn
Bethuel M. Kitchen
Tobias A. Plants

Martin Welker
J. Proctor Knott
Luke P. Poland

Thomas Williams
William H. Koontz
Daniel Polnley

James F. Wilson
Addison H. Laflin

Theodore M. Pomeroy John T. Wilson
Israel G. Lash
Hiram Price

Fernando Wood
George V. Lawrence John V. L. Pruyn

Fred'k E. Woodbridge
William Lawrence
Samuel J. Randall

George W. Woodward

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So the motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

The House then resumed the consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 621) to authorize the building of a military and post railway from Washington, District of Columbia, to the city of New York, the pending question being on the demand for the previous question on its passage;

When

The previous question was seconded and the main question ordered and put, viz: Shall the bill pass ? And it was decided in the affirmative, Nays..............

(Not voting.............

68 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. George S. Boutwell Mr. Jobn B. Callis

(Yeas...........

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Mr. Delos R. Ashley

James M, Ashley Nathaniel P. Banks Demas Barnes Fernando C. Beaman

Mr. John Beatty

Jacob Benton
John A. Bingham
James G. Blaine
Austin Blair

Henry P. H. Bromwell
Ralph P. Buckland
Charles W. Buckley
Henry L. Cake

Sidney Clarke
J. W. Clift
Amasa Cobb
John Coburn

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