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Mr. William Moore
Mr. John V. L. Pruyn Mr. Thomas E. Stewart
Caleb N. Taylor
Henry Van Aernam
Robert T. Van Horn
Mr. Michael Vidal
Ellihu B. Washburne
So the said motion was laid on the table.
Mr. Ward 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.
By unanimous consent, leave of absence for this evening was granted to Mr. Stover.
Mr. Boutwell moved that the rules be suspended so as to take up and consider the joint resolution of the House (H. Res. 402) proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, with the amendments of the Senate thereto. And the question being put,
( Yeas... It was decided in the affirmative, Nays...
( Not voting... Two-thirds voting in favor thereof. The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are
Mr. George W. Anderson Mr. Oliver H. Dockery
John F. Driggs Fernando C. Beaman Ephraim R. Eckley John Beatty
W.P. Edwards John F. Benjamin
Benjamin Eggleston Jacob Benton
Jacob H. Ela John A. Bingham
Thomas D. Eliot Jannes G. Blaine
John F. Farnsworth Austin Blair
Orange Ferriss George S. Boutwell
Thomas W. Ferry C. C. Bowen
William C. Fields Nathaniel Boyden
James H. Goss Henry P. H. Bromwell Samuel F. Gove John M. Broomall
Joseph J. Gravely Ralph P. Buckland
Thomas Haughey Charles W. Buckley Isaac R. Hawkins Benjamin F. Butler David Heaton Roderick R. Butler
William Higby John B. Callis
John Hill John C Churchill
Benjamin F. Hopkins Reader W. Clarke
Chester D, Hubbard Sidney Clarke
Calvin T. Hulburd J. W. Clift
Morton C. Hunter Amasa Cobb
Ebon C. Ingersoll Simeon Corley
Thomas A. Jenckes Thomas Cornell
James A. Johnson John Covode
George W. Julian Shelby M. Cullom
William D. Kelley Henry L. Dawes
Francis W. Kellogg John T. Deweese
William H. Kelsey Oliver J. Dickey
John H. Ketcham
Mr. Bethuel M. Kitchen
William H. Koontz
Mr. C. H. Prince
Green B. Raum
Mr. James T. Elliott Mr. Norman B. Judd Mr. Godlove S. Orth Mr. Caleb N. Taylor
Lawrence S. Trimble
Daniel M. Van Auken George A. Halsey
James R. McCormick William E. Robinson Michael Vidal Charles M. Hamilton Hiram MeCullough Logan H, Roots
Ellihu B. Washburne Abner C. Harding Ulysses Mercur Robert C. Schenck
Henry D. Washburn Samuel Hooper George F. Miller Lewis Selye
James F. Wilson Asahel W. Hubbard John Morrissey
Worthington C. Smith John T. Wilson Richard D. Hubbard James Mullins
Aaron F. Stevens
Stephen F. Wilson. Alexander H. Jones So the motion was agreed to. And thereupon,
The House proceeded to the consideration of the said resolution and amendments.
Pending the question on agreeing to the said amendments,
Mr. Boutwell moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered to be put.
The fifth amendment was then read as follows, viz: Strike out the first section and insert in lieu thereof:
"No discrimination shall be made in any State among citizens of the United States in the exercise of the elective franchise or in the right to hold office in any State on account of race, color, nativity, property, education, or creed." And the question being put, Will the House agree thereto ?
( Yeas.................. It was decided in the negative, Nays........
(Not voting................... 52 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Robert T. Van Horn
James F. Wilson
John T. Wilson
Stephen F. Wilson. Oliver J. Dickey
Those who voted in the negative are-
John V. L. Pruyn
Samuel J. Randall
Green B. Raum
William H. Robertson Fernando C. Beaman Thomas W. Ferry
William Loughridge William E. Robinson
Logan H. Roots
Lewis W. Ross
Charles Sitgreaves George S. Boutwell Asa P. Grover
James R. McCormick Worthington C. Smith C.C. Bowen Charles Haight Samuel McKee
H, H. Stark weather Nathaniel Boyden Charles M. Hamilton George F. Miller
Thomas E. Stewart Benjamin M. Boyer Isaac R. Hawkins William Moore
William B. Stokes Henry P. H. Bromwell William Higby
James K. Moorhead
Row'd E. Trowbridge Benjamin F. Butler
Chester D. Hubbard Carman A. Newcomb Ginery Twichell
Burt Van Horn
Philadelph Van Trump, John W. Chanler
Thomas A. Jenckes Benjamin W. Norris Charles H, Van Wyck John C. Churchill James A. Johnson Charles O'Neill
Cadwal'r C. Washburn Reader W Clarke Alexander H. Jones Halbert E. Paine
Henry D. Washburn J. W. Clift Thomas L. Jones Sidney Perham
William B. Washburn Amasa Cobb George W. Julian John A. Peters
B. F. Whittemore Simeon Corley William D. Kelley Charles E. Phelps
Theodore M. Pomeroy George W. Woodward
P. M. B. Young. W.P. Edwards
Those not voting are-
Mr. Robert C. Schenck
Richard D. Hubbard Aaron F. Stevens
J. H. Sypher
Caleb N. Taylor
John A. Logan
Lawrence S. Trimble
Henry Van Aernam W. Jasper Blackburn J. S. Golladay
Daniel M. Van Auken
Ellihu B. Washburne
Thomas Williams Burton C. Cook Abner C. Harding Frederick A. Pike
Fred'k E. Woodbridge. So the said amendment was disagreed to. All of the remaining amendments were disagreed to.
On motion of Mr. Boutwell, Ordered, That the House insist on its disagreement to the said amend. ments, and ask a conference with the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon.
Ordered, That Mr. Boutwell, Mr. Shellabarger, and Mr. Eldridge, be the managers at the said conference on the part of the House.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a bill of the following title, viz: S. 935. An act to provide for a term of the circuit and district courts of the United States for the district of Vermont; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House.
The President of the United States has notified the Senate that he did, on the 9th instant, approve and sign joint resolutions and bills of the following titles, viz:
S. R. 206. A resolution relating to the mileage of Charles Westmore. land.
S. R. 194. A resolution authorizing the transfer of certain appropriations heretofore made for the public printing, binding, and engraving.
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.
Mr. James F. Wilson, from the joint committee appointed to wait on the President and Vice-President elect and notify them of their election, reported that the said committee had discharged the duty devolved upon them, and that the President elect had responded as follows, viz:
"Please notify the two houses of Congress of my acceptance of the important trust to which I have been elected, and of which you have just notified me, and say to them that it will be my endeavor to so discharge it that they and those who elected them shall have no reason to regret their action."
Mr. Pruyn, from the same committee, reported that the Vice-Presi: dent elect had responded as follows, viz:
"Please convey to the two houses of Congress my acceptance of the office to which I have been elected by the people of the United States, and assure them that I shall endeavor to prove worthy of this mark of confidence by fidelity to principle and duty."
Mr. Paine, from the Committee on Reconstruction, reported a substi. tute for the bill of the House (H. R. 1968) to provide for the organization of a provisional government for the State of Mississippi; which was ordered to be printed and recommitted to the said committee.
By unanimous consent, leave of absence was granted to Mr. Hulburd for two days, and to Mr. Cary, Mr. Upson, Mr. Mungen, Mr. Benton, and Mr. Poland, for to-night.
Mr. Paine, from the Committee on Reconstruction, to which was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 1880) to relieve certain persons from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States, reported the same with an amendment in the nature of a substitute therefor.
Pending the question on the said amendment,
Mr. McKee submitted an additional amendment to the said amendment;
The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House executive communications, as follows, viz:
I. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting, in answer to the resolution of the House of the 4th instant, information relative to surveys for a harbor at the Delaware breakwater with a view to the erection of a pier; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed.
II. A letter from the Secretary of the Interior, relative to the division of the tribal funds of the Pottawatomie Indians; which was referred to the Comunittee on Indian Affairs and ordered to be printed.
The hour of 44 o'clock p. m. having arrived, the House took a recess until 71 o'clock p. m.
After the recess,
The House, in pursuance of its previous order, 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. Scoreld reported that the committee having, according to order, had under consideration the bill of the House No. 1060, (internal taxes,) had found itself without a quorum, and that he had caused the roll to be called, when it appeared that the following-named members had failed to answer to their names, viz:
George M. Adams, Oakes Ames, George W. Anderson, Stevenson Archer, Samuel M. Arnell, Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Samuel B. Axtell, Alexander H. Bailey, John D. Baldwin, Nathaniel P. Banks, Demas Barnes, William H. Barnum, Fernando C. Beaman, John F. Benjamin, Jacob Benton, John A. Bingham, W. Jasper Blackburn, Austin Blair, Thomas Boles, George S. Boutwell, C. C. Bowen, Benjamin M. Boyer, Henry P. H. Bromwell, James Brooks, Ralph P. Buckland, Charles W. Buckley, Albert G. Burr, Benjamin F. Butler, Henry L. Cake, John B. Callis, Samuel F. Cary, John W. Chanler, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, J. W. Clift, John Coburn, Burton C. Cook, Sim. eon Corley, Thomas Cornell, Henry L. Dawes, Columbus Delano, Nathan F. Dixon, Grenville M, Dodge, Ignatius Donnelly, John F. Driggs, Ephraim R. Eckley, W. P. Edwards, Benjamin Eggleston, Jacob H. Ela, Thomas D. Eliot, James T. Elliott, John F. Farnsworth, Orange Ferriss, Thomas W. Ferry, William C. Fields, John Fox, John R. French, James A. Garfield, J. Lawrence Getz, Adam J. Glossbrenner, James H. Goss, Samuel F. Gove, John A. Griswold, Charles Haight, George A. Halsey, Charles M. Hamilton, Abner C. Harding, Thomas Haughey, David Heaton, William Higby, John Hill, Benjamin F. Hopkins, Julius Hotchkiss, Ashael W. Hubbard, Richard D. Hubbard, Calvin T. Hulburd, James M. Humphrey, Morton C. Hunter, James A. Johnson, Alexander H. Jones, George W. Julian, Francis W. Kellogg, William H. Kelsey, Michael C. Kerr, Bethuel M. Kitchen, William H. Koontz, Addison H. Laflin, George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence, William S. Lincoln,
Benjamin F. Loan, John A. Logan, William Loughridge, John Lynch, Rufus Mallory, Samuel S. Marshall, James M. Marvin, Dennis McCarthy, James R. McCormick, Hiram McCullough, Ulysses Mercur, George F. Miller, William Moore, Daniel J. Morrell, John Morrissey, James Mullins, William Mungen, Carman A. Newcomb, Joseph P. Newsham, John A. Nicholson, David A. Nunn, Godlove S. Orth, Sidney Perham, John A. Peters, S. Newton Pettis, Frederick A. Pike, William A. Pile, Tobias A. Plants, Luke P. Poland, Daniel Polsley, C. H. Prince, John V. L. Pruyn, Logan H. Roots, Lewis W. Ross, Philetus Sawyer, Lewis Selye, Samuel Shellabarger, Charles Sitgreaves, Worthington C. Smith, Rutus P. Spalding, William B. Stokes, Frederick Stone, John II. Stover, J. H. Sypher, Stephen Tabor, John Taffe, Caleb N. Taylor, Francis Thomas, Nelson Tift, John Trimble, Lawrence S. Trimble, Rowland E. Trowbridge, Charles Upson, Henry Van Aernam, Daniel M. Van Auken, Philadelph Van Trump, Charles H. Van Vyck, Michel Vidal, Hamilton Ward, Cadwalader. C. Washburn, Ellihu B. Washburne, Henry D. Washburn, William B. Washburn, Martin Welker, B. F. Whittemore, Thomas Williams, William Williams, James F. Wilson, John T. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, William Windom, Fernando Wood, Frederick E. Woodbridge.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Hamlin, one of their clerks : Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a joint resolution and bills of the following titles, viz:
S. R. 195. Joint resolution requiring the Commissioner of the General Land Office to transfer certain money;
S. 860. An act for the relief of Wright Duryea; .
S. 896. An act confirming certain purchases of lands in the Ionia district, Michigan, made by Charles H. Rodd and Andrew J. Campeau; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House.
On motion of Mr. Schenck, at 10 o'clock and 30 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1869.
The following memorials, petitions, and other papers, were laid upon the Clerk's table, and referred, under the rules:
By Mr. Maynard: The memorials of H. W. Holdway, James Selkirk, and John C. Harris, praying for relief from political disability, to the Committee on Reconstruction.
By Mr. Thomas: Memorials of similar import from James K. Edmonson and John C. Bonde, to the Committee on Reconstruction.
By Mr. James M. Ashley: Additional papers in the case of Samuel J. Douglas, of Florida, praying for relief from political disability, to the Comunittee on Reconstruction.
By Mr. Baker: A letter of Benjamin Mattice, a register in bankruptcy, relative to the bankrupt law, to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws.
By Mr. Sawyer: The memorial of John P. Hendricks, a Stockbridge Indian, praying for relief, to the Committee of Claims.
By the Speaker: A resolution of the Second Ward republican club, of . Washington, D. C., protesting against the transfer of the Centre Market to a monopoly, to the Committee on the District of Columbia.
By Mr. Baker: Three petitions from citizens of the State of Illinois, praying for the passage of a law regulating inter-State insurance, to the Committee on the Judiciary.