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Mr. Benjamin F. Hopkins Mr. William Loughridge Mr. Charles W. Pierce Mr. John Taffe
Row'd E. Trowbridge Alexander H. Jones Horace Maynard
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
John T. Wilson
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
Hiram McCullough J. H. Sypher
Caleb N. Taylor
Lawrence S. Trimble W. Jasper Blackburn W.P. Edwards
Daniel M. Van Auken Thomas Boles Benjamin Eggleston David A. Nunn
Charles H. Van Wyck
Ellihu B. Washburne
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
89 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. J. Proctor Knott Mr. Daniel Polsley
William Lawrence Logan H. Roots
Samuel S. Marshall Stephen Taber
James R. McCormick John Taffe
Philadelph Van Trump
Thomas Williams Charles A. Eldridge Ebon C. Ingersoll
John A. Nicholson
Benjamin W. Norris George W. Woodward.
It was decided in the negative, Nof voting.
Mr. William B. Allison
Mr. John T. Deweese
Oliver H. Dockery
Mr. William D. Kelley
William H. Kelsey
Mr. Lewis W. Ross
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
William B. Stokes John D. Baldwin
Benjamin Eggleston Hiram McCullough Frederick Stone
J. H. Sypber
Caleb N. Taylor
Lawrence S. Trimble
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
B. F. Whittemore
Theodore M. Pomeroy William Williams
James F. Wilson
John V. L. Pruyn Stephen F. Wilson
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.
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;
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.
Mr. Pomeroy moved the previous question, and the House refused to second the same.
Mr. Coburn moved to amend the said instructions.
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-
Godlove S. Orth.
George A. Halsey
Mr. James T. Elliott Mr. George V. Lawrence Mr. Philetus Sawyer
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
John H. Stover
James K. Moorhead Caleb N. Taylor
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
Robert T. Van Hon
Philadelph Van Trump Amasa Cobb James A. Johnson Halbert E. Paine
Charles H. Van Wyck
Henry D. Washburn
William B. Washbum
B. F. Whittemore
William Williams Oliver H. Dockery Michael C. Kerr
Theodore M. Pomeroy James F. Wilson Grenville M. Dodge John H. Ketcham
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.
Lewis W. Ross
Those not voting are
William S. Lincoln Lewis Selye
Charles Sitgreaves Alexander H. Bailey Nathan F. Dixon
Hiram McCullough Frederick Stone
J. H. Sypher
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
Cadwal'r C. Washbura
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