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Mr. Benjamin F. Hopkins Mr. William Loughridge Mr. Charles W. Pierce Mr. John Taffe
Morton C. Hunter
Rufus Mallory
Frederick A. Pike

Nelson Tift
Ebon C. Ingersoll
Samuel S. Marshall Daniel Polsley

Row'd E. Trowbridge Alexander H. Jones Horace Maynard

C.H. Prince

Robert T. Van Horn Thomas L. Jones James R. McCormick Green B. Raum

Philadelph Van Tramp George W. Julian Samuel McKee Logan H. Roots

Henry D. Washburn Francis W. Kellogg Carman A. Newcomb Lewis W. Ross

B. F. Whittemore
Michael C. Kerr
J. P. Newsham
Philetus Sawyer

John T. Wilson
J. Proctor Knott
William E. Niblack
John P. C. Shanks

William Windom
Israel G. Lash
John A. Nicholson
Frederick Stone

George W. Woodward William Lawrence Benjamin W. Norris John H. Stover

P. M. B. Young. Benjamin F. Loan

Godlové S. Orth Those not voting areMr. George M. Adams Mr. Burton C. Cook Mr. William S. Lincoln Mr. Charles Sitgreaves William B. Allison Columbus Delano John A. Logan

William B. Stokes
Samuel M. Arnell
Oliver J. Dickey

Hiram McCullough J. H. Sypher
James M. Ashley
Nathan F. Dixon
Ulysses Mercur

Caleb N. Taylor
Samuel B. Axtell
Ignatius Donnelly John Morrissey

John Trimble
Alexander H. Bailey John F. Driggs

James Mullins

Lawrence S. Trimble W. Jasper Blackburn W.P. Edwards

William Mungen

Daniel M. Van Auken Thomas Boles Benjamin Eggleston David A. Nunn

Charles H. Van Wyck
C. C. Bowen
John R. French
William A. Pile

Michael Vidal
John B. Callig
Adam J. Glossbrenner Tobias A. Plants

Ellihu B. Washburne
Reader W. Clarke
Abner C. Harding
John V. L. Pruyn

William Williams Sidney Clarke Richard D. Hubbard Robert C. Schenck

James F. Wilson J. W. Clift

Calvin T. Hulburd Samuel Shellabarger Stephen F. Wilson. So the bill was laid on the table.

Mr. Wood moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table.

Pending the question on the latter motion, Mr. Ingersoll moved, at 4 o'clock and 20 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn; And the question being put, Yeas

37 , Nays

96

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

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. James B. Beck
Mr. Asa P. Grover

Mr. J. Proctor Knott Mr. Daniel Polsley
Henry P. H. Bromwell Charles Haight

William Lawrence Logan H. Roots
James Brooks
Thomas Haughey

Samuel S. Marshall Stephen Taber
Albert G. Burr
Isaac R. Hawkins

James R. McCormick John Taffe
Samuel F. Cary
William S. Holman William Mungen

Nelson Tift
John W. Chanler
Julius Hotchkiss
J. P. Newsham

Philadelph Van Trump
W. P. Edwards
James M. Humphrey William E. Niblack

Thomas Williams Charles A. Eldridge Ebon C. Ingersoll

John A. Nicholson

Fernando Wood
John Fox
Thomas L. Jones

Benjamin W. Norris George W. Woodward.
J. S. Golladay
Those who voted in the negative are-

It was decided in the negative, Nof voting.

Mr. William B. Allison

Oakes Ames
George W. Anderson
Delos R. Ashley
Jehu Baker
Nathaniel P. Banks
Fernando C. Beaman
John Beatty
John F. Benjamin
Jacob Benton
John A. Bingham
George S. Boutwell
Benjamin M. Boyer
John M. Broomall
Ralph P. Buckland
Charles W. Buckley
Roderick R. Butler
Henry L. Cake
John C. Churchill
J. W. Clift
Amasa Cobb
John Coburn
Thomas Cornell
Shelby M. Cullom

Mr. John T. Deweese

Oliver H. Dockery
Ephraim R. Eckley
Jacob H. Ela
Orange Ferriss
Thomas W. Ferry
James A. Garfield
J. Lawrence Getz
Samuel F. Gove
Joseph J. Gravely
John A. Griswold
George A. Halsey
David Heaton
William Higby
John Hill
Benjamin F. Hopkins
Asahel W. Hubbard
Chester D. Hubbard
Morton C. Hunter
Thomas A. Jenckes
James A. Johnson
Alexander H. Jones
Norman B. Judd
George W. Julian

Mr. William D. Kelley

William H. Kelsey
John H. Ketcham
Bethuel M. Kitchen
William H. Koontz
Addison H. Laflin
George V. Lawrence
James M. Marvin
Horace Maynard
Dennis McCarthy
George F. Miller
William Moore
Daniel J. Morrell
David A. Nunn
Halbert E. Paino
Sidney Perham
John A. Peters
8. Newton Pettis
Charles E. Phelps
Charles W. Pierce
William A. Pile
Luke P. Poland
Hiram Price
Green B. Rauin

Mr. Lewis W. Ross

Philetus Sawyer
Glenni W. Scofield
Lewis Selye
Samuel Shellabarger
Worthington C. Smith
Rufus P. Spalding
H. H. Starkweather
Aaron F. Stevens
Thomas E. Stewart
John H. Stover
Francis Thomas
Row'd E. Trowbridge
Ginery Twichell
Charles Upson
Burt Van Horn
Robert T. Van Horn
Hamilton Ward
Cadwal'r C. Washburn
William B. Washbura
Martin Welker
John T. Wilson
Fred'k E. Woodbridge
P. M. B. Young.

Those not voting areMr. George M. Adams Mr. Columbus Delano Mr. William S. Lincoln Mr. William H. Robertson Stevenson Archer Oliver J. Dickey Benjamin F. Loan

William E. Robinson Samuel M. Arnell Nathan F. Dixon John A. Logan

Robert C. Schenck James M. Ashley

Grenville M. Dodge William Lougbridge John P. C. Shanks Samuel B. Axtell Ignatius Donnelly John Lynch

Charles Sitgreaves Alexander H. Bailey John F. Driggs

Rufus Mallory

William B. Stokes John D. Baldwin

Benjamin Eggleston Hiram McCullough Frederick Stone
Demas Barnes
Thomas D. Eliot
Samuel McKee

J. H. Sypber
William H. Barnum James T. Elliott

Ulysses Mercur

Caleb N. Taylor
W. Jasper Blackburn John F. Farnsworth James K. Moorhead John Trimble
James G. Blaine
William C. Fields
John Morrissey

Lawrence S. Trimble
Austin Blair
John R. French
James Mullins

Henry Van Aernam Thomas Boleg Adam J. Glossbrenner Leonard Myers

Daniel M. Van Auken C. C. Bowen James H. Goss

Carman A. Newcomb Charles H. Van Wyck Nathaniel Boyden Charles M. Hamilton Charles O'Neill

Michael Vidal Benjamin F. Butler Abner C. Harding

Godlove S. Orth

Ellihu B. Washburne John B. Callis Samuel Hooper Frederick A. Pike

Henry D. Washburn
Reader W. Clarke
Richard D. Hubbard Tobias A. Plants

B. F. Whittemore
Sidney Clarke
Calvin T. Hulburd

Theodore M. Pomeroy William Williams
Burton C. Cook
Francis W. Kellogg C. H. Prince

James F. Wilson
Simeon Corley
Michael C. Kerr

John V. L. Pruyn Stephen F. Wilson
John Covode
Israel G. Lagh
Samuel J. Randall

William Windom. Henry L. Dawes

So the House refused to adjourn.

The hour of 41 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 the 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. 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.

Mr. Stephen F. Wilson, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled a bill of the following title, viz:

S. 667. An act to enable the Holly, Wayne and Monroe Railway Company, in the State of Michigan, to have the subscription to its capital stock duly stamped;

When The Speaker signed the same. And then, On motion of Mr. Ferry, at 9 o'clock and 55 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1869. The following memorial, petitions, and other papers, were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the rules, and referred as follows:

By Mr. Ward : The petition and papers of Guy H. McMaster, relative to the Davenport Institution for Female Orphan Children, to the Com. mittee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Van Wyck: Resolutions of the New York legislature, praying Congress to grant pensions to all surviving soldiers of the war of 1812, to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. Ketcham: Another copy of the same resolutions, to the same committee.

By Mr. O'Neill: Preamble and resolutions of the Board of Trade of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, relative to tonnage duties on American shipping in Spanish ports, to the Committee on Commerce ;

Also, a resolution of the same, recommending the passage of Senate bills prohibiting secret sales or purchase of gold or bonds on account of the United States, to the Committee on Commerce;

Also, the petition of the board of managers of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, praying for a copyright law for the authors of paintings, drawings, statuary, &c., to the Committee on the Library.

By Mr. Julian: The memorial of the Workingmen's Institute, of Boston, Massachusetts, praying that no more lands may be granted to railroad corporations, to the Committee on the Public Lands.

By Mr. Thomas: The petition of G. R. Head, praying for relief from political disability, to the Committee on Reconstruction.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Gorham, their Secretary:

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

H. R. 1746. An act for the removal of certain disabilities from the persons therein named; with an amendment, in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House.

The Senate have receded from their amendments to the joint resolution of the House (H. Res. 402) proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and have resolved that the said resolution do not pass, two-thirds of the senators not voting in the affirmative.

The Senate have passed a joint resolution of the following title, viz:

S. R. 8. Joint resolution proposing an amendment of the Constitution of the United States; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House.

The Senate request the return of the bill of the House (H. R. 603) granting pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the war of 1812.

By unanimous consent, it was ordered that the said bill (H. R. 603) be returned to the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Poland, by unanimous consent, the bill of the Senate (S. 935) to provide for a term of the circuit and district courts of the United States for the district of Vermont was taken from the Speaker's table, read three times, and passed.

Mr. Poland 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 acquaint the Senate with the passage of the said bill.

Mr. Kerr submitted the views of a minority of the Committee of Elections in the Louisiana contested election case; which were ordered to be printed.

Mr. Shellabarger, from the Committee of Elections, submitted a report in writing in the case of Thomas A. Hamilton, claimant of a seat as a representative from Tennessee, accompanied by the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That Thomas A. Hamilton is not entitled to a seat as a representative from the State of Tennessee.

Pending which,

Mr. Heaton, by unanimous consent, submitted the views of a minority of the said committee.

Ordered, That the said report, views, and resolutions be laid on the table and printed.

A message in writing was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Moore, his private secretary, which was handed in at the Speaker's table.

Mr. Holman, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled a joint resolution and bills of the following titles, viz:

H. Res. 459. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to allow to the New York and Oswego Midland Railroad Company right of way across a portion of the public grounds at Fort Ontario, Oswego, New York, for railroad purposes;

H. R. 1749. An act granting a pension to Daniel Houser, a citizen of North Carolina, and a soldier of the war of 1812 ;

H. R. 1745. An act for the relief of the estate of Isaac Philips, deceased, who was a private in the revolutionary war;

When,
The Speaker signed the same.

Mr. Holman, from the same committee, reported that the committee did this day present to the President of the United States a joint resolution and bills of the following titles, viz:

H. Res. 452. Joint resolution for the relief of Leonard Pierce, junior, late United States consul at Matamoras, Mexico;

H. R. 1974. An act to prevent loaning money upon United States notes ;

H. R. 1456. An act to authorize the importation of machinery for repair only free of duty;

H. R. 264. An act to locate and establish an assay office in the Territory of Idaho.

By unanimous consent, leave of absence for five days was granted to Mr. McCarthy.

The Speaker having announced as the business first in order the motion submitted by Mr. Wood, and pending when the recess occurred yesterday, to lay upon the table the motion to reconsider the vote by which 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, 1864, was laid on the table, The said motion was disagreed to. The question then recurring on the motion to reconsider, It was put and agreed to. The question then recurring on the motion to lay the bill on the table, It was put, and decided in the negative; When,

Mr. Pomeroy moved that the bill be recommitted to the Committee on Banking and Currency, with instructions to report the same forth with with the 1st, 2d, and 3d sections as amended by the House as a substitute therefor.

Pending which,

Mr. Pomeroy moved the previous question, and the House refused to second the same.

Mr. Coburn moved to amend the said instructions.
Pending which,
Mr. Samuel IIooper submitted an amendment to the said amendment.
Pending which,

Mr. Hooper moved the previous question, and the House refused to second the same.

Mr. Pomeroy moved the previous question on the said amendment and the amendment to the amendment, which was seconded and the main question ordered to be put.

The amendment to the amendment, submitted by Mr. Hooper, having been read as follows, viz:

Strike out the second section of the proposed instructions.

,

The question was put, Will the House agree thereto?

15 It was decided in the negative, Nays.

147 Not voting..

60 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. Henry L. Cake Mr. Ignatius Donnelly Mr. Samuel Hooper
Stevenson Archer
Samuel F. Cary
John Fox

Julius Hotehkiss
Nathaniel P. Banks
Reader W. Clarke
Samuel F. Gove

Godlove S. Orth.
Benjamin F. Butler Sidney Clarke

George A. Halsey
Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. Oakes Ames

Mr. James T. Elliott Mr. George V. Lawrence Mr. Philetus Sawyer
George W. Anderson John F. Farnsworth William Lawrence Robert C. Schenck
Delos R. Ashley
Orange Ferriss
Benjamin F. Loan

Glenni W. Seofield Samuel B. Axtell Thomas W. Ferry John A. Logan

John P. C. Shank, Jehu Baker William C. Fields

William Loughridge Samuel Shellabarger John Beatty John R. French John Lynch

Worthington C. Smith James B. Beck James A. Garfield Rufus Mallory

Rufus P. Spalding John F. Benjamin J. S. Golladay

Samuel S. Marshall

H. H. Starkweather John A. Bingham Joseph J. Gravely James M. Marvin

Aaron F. Stevens Austin Blair John A. Griswold Dennis McCarthy

Thomas E. Stewart George S. Boutwell Charles Haight

James R. McCormick William B. Stokes
C.C. Bowen
Charles M. Hamilton Samuel McKee

John H. Stover
Nathaniel Boyden
Thomas Haughey
George F. Miller

Stephen Taber
Benjamin M. Boyer Isaac R. Hawking

William Moore

John Taffe
Henry P. H. Bromwell David Heaton

James K. Moorhead Caleb N. Taylor
John M. Broomall
William Higby
William Mungen

John Trimble
Ralph P. Buckland William S. Holman Leonard Myers

Row'd E. Trowbridge Charles W. Buckley Benjamin F. Hopkins Carman A. Newcomb Ginery Twichell Albert G. Barr Asahel W. Hubbard J.P. Newslam

Charles Upson Roderick R. Butler

Chester D. Hubbard William E. Niblack Henry Van Aernam John B. Callis

Calvin T. Hulburd Benjamin W. Norris Burt Van Horn
John W. Chanler
Morton C. Hunter
David A. Nunn

Robert T. Van Hon
John C. Churchill
Thomas A. Jenckes Charles O'Neill

Philadelph Van Trump Amasa Cobb James A. Johnson Halbert E. Paine

Charles H. Van Wyck
John Coburn
Alexander H. Jones Sidney Perham

Hamilton Ward
Simeon Corley
Norman B. Judd
Charles W. Pierce

Henry D. Washburn
John Covode
George W. Julian
William A. Pile

William B. Washbum
Shelby M. Cullom
William D. Kelley
Tobias A. Plants

Martin Welker
Henry L. Dawes
Francis W. Kellogg Luke P. Poland

B. F. Whittemore
John T. Deweese
William H. Kelsey
Daniel Polsley

William Williams Oliver H. Dockery Michael C. Kerr

Theodore M. Pomeroy James F. Wilson Grenville M. Dodge John H. Ketcham

Hiram Price

John T. Wilson Ephraim R. Eckley Bethuel M. Kitchen C. H. Prince

William Windom Benjamin Eggleston J. Proctor Knott

Samuel J. Randall Fred'k E. Woodbridge Jacob H. Ela

William H. Koontz William H. Robertson George W. Woodward Charles A. Eldridge Addison H. Laflin

Logan H. Roots

P. M. B. Young.
Thomas D. Eliot
Israel G. Lash

Lewis W. Ross

Those not voting are
Mr. George M. Adams Mr. Thomas Cornell Mr. Thomas L. Jones Mr. William E. Robinson
Samuel M. Arnell
Columbus Delano

William S. Lincoln Lewis Selye
James M. Ashley
Oliver J. Dickey
Horace Maynard

Charles Sitgreaves Alexander H. Bailey Nathan F. Dixon

Hiram McCullough Frederick Stone
John D. Baldwin
John F. Driggs
Ulysses Mercur

J. H. Sypher
Demas Barnes
W.P. Edwardy
Daniel J. Morrell

Francis Thomas
William H. Barnum J. Lawrence Getz John Morrissey

Nelson Tift Fernando C. Beaman Adam J. Glossbrenner James Mullins

Lawrence S. Trimble Jacob Benton James H. Goss

John A. Nicholson Daniel M. Van Auken W. Jasper Blackburn Asa P. Grover

John A. Petery

Michael Vidal
James G. Blaine
Abner C. Harding
S. Newton Pettis

Cadwal'r C. Washbura
Thomas Boles
John Hill
Charles E. Phelps

Ellihu B. Washburne James Brooks Richard D. Hubbard Frederick A. Pike

Thomas Williams J. W. Clift James M. Humphrey John V. L. Pruyn

Stephen F. Wilson Burton C. Cook Ebon C. Ingersoll Green B, Raum

Fernando Wood. So the said amendment to the amendment was disagreed to.

The amendment submitted by Mr. Coburn was then read as follows, viz:

Add to the said amendment:

"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

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