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By Mr. Maynard : The petitions of William McDonald, of Lee county; Isaac W. Pleasants, of Goochland Court House; William Miller, of the same place; Charles R. Vance, of Scott county, all of the State of Virginia ; and of Morris Cook, of the State of Mississippi ; praying for relief from political disability;
By Mr. Beaman: A petition of similar import from L. B. Rose, of Spottsvania county, Virginia;
By Mr. James F. Wilson: 'A petition of similar import from J. K. Lear, of the same State; all to the Committee on Reconstruction.
By Mr. Benton: The petition of citizens of the State of New Hampshire, praying for a mail route from Newport to East Lemster, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.
By Mr. Stokes: The petition of H. S. Young, of Macon county, Ten. nessee, praying to be relieved from disability, to the Committee on Reconstruction.
By Mr. Morrill : The petition of citizens of the State of Pennsylvania, praying that a pension may be granted to David Shives, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. Julian: The petition of Thomas Reily, praying for a pension, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. Beaman: The petition of citizens of the State of Michigan, praying that pensions may be granted to the surviving soldiers of the war of 1812, to the Committee ou Revolutionary Pensions.
By Mr. Stark weather: The petition of George Fowler and the administrators of the estate of DeGrasse Fowler, praying for an extension of a patent, to the Committee on Patents.
By Mr. Brooks: The memorial of professors and students in the medical department of the University of New York, praying for the reorganization of the medical corps of the navy, to the Committee on Naval Affairs.
By Mr. Jenckes: A communication from M. Richard Severson respecting the naturalization laws, to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws.
Mr. Upson, from the Committee of Elections, submitted a report in writing in the Louisiana contested election case, accompanied by the following resolutions, viz:
Resolved, That Simon Jones, not having received a majority of the votes cast for representative in this house from the second congressional district of Louisiana, is not entitled to a seat therein as such representative.
Resolved, That neither J. Willis Menard nor Caleb S. Hunt is entitled to a seat in this house as a representative from the second congressional district of Louisiana to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Mann.
Ordered, That the said resolutions be laid on the table, and the said report, together with the views of a minority of the said committee to be submitted by Mr. Kerr, be printed.
On motion of Mr. Logan), by unanimous consent, leave was granted for the withdrawal from the files of the House of the papers in the case of William A. Trevor.
Mr. Judd, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution ; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:
Resolred, That the Secretary of War be directed to have examinations aud surveys made at the port of Chicago, with a view to secure such
additional and enlarged harbor facilities as the necessities of commerce at that point demand.
Mr. Heaton, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1986) to establish a post road from Pollockville, Jones county, North Carolina, via Palo Alto, to Swansboro', in said State; which was read a first and second time and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.
By unanimous consent, leave of absence for ten days was granted to Mr. Arnell.
The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Interior setting forth the exhaustion of the judiciary fund and asking an additional appropriation therefor; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
The House then proceeded, as the regular order of business, to the consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 440) supplementary to an act entitled "An act to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof," approved June 3, 1863.
Pending the question on the amendments submitted thereto,
Mr. Rice, by unanimous consent, submitted an amendment thereto; which was agreed to.
The first, second, and third amendments reported from the Committee on Banking and Currency were then severally agreed to.
The amendments submitted by Mr. Buckland and Mr. Smith were sererally read and disagreed to.
The amendment submitted by Mr. Coburn having been read, as follows, viz:
Strike out section four of the bill, and insert in lieu thereof the fol. lowing:
66 SEC. — And be it further enacted, That, to secure a better distribution of the national banking currency, there may be issued circulation notes to banking associations organized in States and Territories having a less banking circulation than their pro rata above, as herein set forth. And the circulation herein authorized shall, within three years if required, be withdrawn pro rata from banks organized in States having a circulation exceeding that provided for by the act entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for a national currency secured by pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof, approved March 3, 1865.” To ascertain which, the Comptroller of the Currency shall, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, make a statement showing the amount of circulation to be retired by each of such banks ; and shall, when circulation is required, make a requisition for such amount upon such bank, commencing with banks in States having the largest excess of circulation, and reducing only the circulation of those having the greatest proportion in excess, leaving undisturbed those haring a smaller proportion until those in greater excess have been reduced to the same grade; and continuing thus to make the reduction in such States having an excess until the circulation of such bank shall, as nearly as possible, be equalized among the States and Territories according to the appraised value of all property, real and personal, within such States and Territories; the same to be ascertained by the certified statements of the governors of such States and Territories made biennially to the Secretary of the Treasury: Provided, That this act shall not apply to $150,000,000 of said circulation, which shall be distributed according to representation in Congress. And upon failure of such bank to return the amount so required within one year aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the Comptroller of the Currency to sell at public
auction, having given twenty days' notice in a newspaper printed in Washington city and New York city, an amount of bonds deposited by said bank, as security for its circulation, equal to the circulation to be withdrawn from such bank, and with the proceeds to redeem so many of the notes of such bank as they come into the treasury as will equal the amount required from it: Provided, That the circulation herein authorized shall be issued only as circulation is uithdrauen, so that the aggregate of circulation shall not at any time exceed $300,000,000.” The question was put, Will the House agree thereto?
(Yeas.................. 93 And it was decided in the affirmative, Nays.................. 86
Not voting........ The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative areMr. William B. Allison Mr. Grenville M. Dodge Mr. Alexander H. Jones Mr. Charles W. Pierce George W. Anderson John F. Driggs
Thomas L. Jones
William A. Pile
C. H. Prince
Benjamin Eggleston Fraucis W. Kellogg Logan H. Roots
Lewis W. Ross
John P. C. Shanks
Samuel Shellabarger Henry P. H. Bromwell James H. Gogg
William B. Stokes Ralph P. Buckland Samuel F. Gove Jobn A. Logan
John H. Stover
William Lougbridge J. H. Sypher
James R. McCormick Robert T. Van Horn Samuel F. Cary Isaac R. Hawkins Samuel McKee
Philadelph Van Trump Reader W. Clarke David Heaton William Mungen
Henry D. Washburn
Carman A. Newcomb Martin Welker
William Williams John Coburn
Benjamin F. Hopkins Benjamin W. Norris John T. Wilson
George W. Woodward
P. M. B. Young.
Mr. Oakes Ames
Mr. Orange Ferriss
William C. Fields
Mr. George F. Miller
Mr. Worthington C. Smith
Rufus P. Spalding
Wines M. Fulburd
Those not voting are—
Mr Calvin T. Hulburd
James M. Humphrey
William S. Lincoln
Benjamin F. Loan
Adam J. Glossbrenner James Mullins
J. P. Newsham
Charles E. Phelps
Richard D. Hubbard Frederick A. Pike
Mr. John V. L. Pruyn
Robert C. Schenck
So the said amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Burr moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table. And the question being put on the latter motion,
(Yeas...................... It was decided in the affirmative, Nays........
(Not voting ................. 48 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. Ignatius Donnelly
George W. Anderson John F. Driggs
Ephraim R. Eckley
W.P. Edwards John Beatty
Benjamin Eggleston James B. Beck
James T. Elliot John F. Benjamin
John F. Farnsworth Austin Blair
Thomas W. Ferry Nathaniel Boyden
John R. French Henry P. H. Bromwell J. S. Golladay Ralph P. Buckland
James H. Goss Charles W. Buckley Samuel F. Gove Albert G. Burr
Joseph J. Gravely Roderick R. Butler
Asa P. Grover Samuel F. Cary
Charles M. Hamilton Reader W. Clarke
Thomas Haughey J. W. Clift
Isaac R. Hawkins Amasa Cobb
David Heaton John Coburn
William S. Holman Simeon Corley
Benjamin F. Hopkins Shelby M. Cullom
Morton C. Hunter John T. Deweese
Ebon C. Ingersoll Oliver H. Dockery
James A. Johnson
Mr. Alexander H. Jones
Thomas L. Jones
Mr. Charles W. Pierce
William A. Pile
So the motion to reconsider was laid on the table.
(Yeas ...... It was decided in the negative, Nays ......... ............ 107
Not voting ..........
........ 50 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative are
Mr. Addison H. Laflin Mr. Samuel J. Randall
Glenni W. Scofield
H. H. Starkweather William Moore
Thomas E. Stewart
Henry Van Aerpam
Burt Van Horn
Cadwal'r C. Washburn
Fred'k E. Woodbridge.
Those who voted in the negative are
Mr. William B. Allison Mr. John F. Driggs
George W. Anderson Ephraim R. Eckley
W. P. Edwards
Charles A. Eldridge
John F. Farnsworth John F. Benjamin
Thomas W. Ferry John A. Bingham
John R. French Austin Blair
J. S. Golladay Nathaniel Boyden
James H. Goss Henry P. H. Bromwell Samuel F. Gove Ralph P. Buckland
Joseph J. Gravely Charles W. Buckley Asa P. Grover Albert G. Burr
Charles M. Hamilton Roderick R. Butler
Thomnas Haughey Samuel F. Cary
Isaac R. Hawkins Reader W. Clarke
David Heaton J. W. Clift
William Higby Amasa Cabb
William S. Holman John ('oburn
Samuel Hooper Simeon Corlev
Benjamin F. Hopkins Shelby M. Cullom
Asahel W. Hubbard John T. De weese
Chester D. Hubbard Oliver H. Dockery
Morton C. Hunter Grenville M. Dodge Ebon C. Ingersoll Ignatius Donnelly
Alexander H. Jones
Mr. Thomas L. Jones
Norman B. Judd
Mr. Daniel Polsley
C. H. Prince
Those not voting are-
Caleb N. Taylor
J. P. Newsham
John Trimble W. Jasper Blackburn Adam J. Glossbrenner David A. Nun
Lawrence S. Trimble James G. Blaine George A. Halsey S. Newton Pettis
Daniel M. Van Auken Thomas Boles Abner C. Harding Charles E. Phelps
Charles H. Van Wyck
William H. Robertson Ellihu B. Washburne
William E. Robinson Stephen F. Wilson John B. Cal in John A. Logan Rufus P. Spalding
William Windom Sidney Clarke John Lynch Aaron F. Stevens
Fernando Wood. Burton C. Cook
So the House refused to lay the bill on the table.
The amendment submitted by Mr. Benjamin F. Butler having been read as follows, viz: Amend the second section of the bill by substituting as follows, after the enacting clause:
" That section forty-two of said act be so far amended as to provide that thirty days after notice shall be served upon the Comptroller of the Currency by any banking association organized under the laws of the United States that it has gone into liquidation by a vote of its shareholders, as prorided in said section, or whenever proceedings have been taken under the prorisions of said act against any such banking association for any violation of the provisions thereof, all payments of interest upon the bonds pledged by such banking association to redeem its circulation or to secure its deposits due to the United States shall cease, except as hereinafter provided ; but