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committee had examined and found truly enrolled 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; When, The Speaker signed the same. Mr. Blair, from the Select Committee on Alleged Election Frauds in the State of New York, having proposed to submit the following resolu. tion, viz:

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-arms of this house be, and he is hereby, ordered to arrest and bring before this house John H. Bell, of Orange county in the State of New York, to answer for a contempt in refusing to answer questions put to him by the committee of this house appointed to investigate alleged frauds in the late presidential election in the State of New York. And the said Sergeant-at-arms is also in like manner ordered to arrest and bring before this house David W. Reeve, of said Orange county, in the State of New York, to answer as for a contempt in neglecting and refusing to attend before the said committee appointed to investigate alleged frauds in the late presidential election in the State of New York, he, the said David W. Reeve, having been first duly subpænaed so to attend before said committee. And that a warrant be issued by the Speaker of this house to the Sergeant-atarms commanding him or his special messenger to arrest the said John H. Bell and David W. Reeve, and each of them, and bring them before this house accordingly, to answer, each of them, for this his contempt, and abide the order and judgment of this house in the premises.

Mr. Kerr made the point of order that the said report had not been authorized by the committee. And the question being put, Will the House receive the same?

(Yeas .....

120 It was decided in the affirmative, Nays...................... 33

( 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. John F. Driggs Mr. William H. Kelsey Mr. C. H. Prince
Ephraim R. Eckley

Green B. Raum

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Oakes Ames

William H. Koontz
George W. Anderson W. P. Edwards

Addison H. Laflin
Jehu Baker
Benjamin Eggleston

Israel G. Lash
Nathaniel P. Banks
Jacob H. Ela

George V. Lawrence
Fernando C. Beaman Thomas D. Eliot

William Lawrence
John Beatty
James T. Elliott

Benjamin F. Loan
John F. Benjamin
Orange Ferriss

John A. Logan
Jacob Benton
Thomas W. Ferry

William Loughridge
John A. Bingham
William C. Fields

John Lynch
Austin Blair
John R. French

Rufus Mallory
George S. Boutwell James A. Garfield

James M. Marvin
Henry P. H. Bromwell James H. Goss

Horace Maynard
John M. Broomall
Samuel F. Gove

James R. McCormick
Ralph P. Buckland
Joseph J. Gravely

Samuel McKee
Charles W. Buckley John A. Griswold

George F. Miller
Roderick R. Butler
George A. Halsey

William Moore
John B. Callis

Charles M. Hamilton James K. Moorhead
Reader W. Clarke
Thomas Haughey

Leonard Myers
J. W. Clift
William Higby

Carman A. Newcomb
Amasa Cobb
Samuel Hooper

J. P. Newsham
John Coburn

Benjamin F. Hopkins Charles O'Neill
Simeon Corley
Calvin T. Hulburd

Godlove S. Orth
Thomas Cornell
Morton C. Hunter

Halbert E. Paine
John Covode
Ebon C. Ingersoll

Sidney Perham
Shelby M. Cullom
Thomas A. Jenckes

John A. Peters
Henry L. Dawes

Alexander H. Jones William A. Pile
John T. Deweese
Norman B. Judd

Daniel Polsley
Oliver J. Dickey
William D. Kelley

Theodore M. Pomeroy
Ignatius Donnelly

Francis W. Kellogg Hiram Price
Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. Stevenson Archer Mr. James B. Beck Mr. Albert G. Burr
Samuel B. Axtell
Benjamin M. Boyer

John W. Chanler
William H. Barnum
James Brooks

J. Lawrence Getz

Logan H. Roots
Philetus Sawyer
Robert C. Schenek
Glenni W. Scofield
Samuel Shellabarger
Worthington C. Smith
H. H. Starkweather
Aaron F. Stevens
William B. Stokes
John H. Stover
John Taffe
Caleb N. Taylor
John Trimble
Row'd E. Trowbridge
Ginery Twichell
Charles Upson
Henry Van Aernam
Burt Van Horn
Robert T. Van Horn
Hamilton Ward
Cadwal'r C. Washburn
Henry D. Washburn
B. F. Whittemore
Thomas Williams
William Williams
James F. Wilson
John T. Wilson
Stephen F. Wilson.

Mr. J. S. Golladay

Asa P. Grover
Charles Haight

Mr. William S. Holman

James M. Humphrey
James A. Johnson
Thomas L. Jones
Michael C. Kerr
J. Proctor Knott

Mr. Samuel S. Marshall

William Mungen
William E. Niblack
John A. Nicholson
Tobias A. Plants

Mr. John V. L. Pruyn

Samuel J. Randall
William E. Robinson
Lewis W. Ross
Charles Sitgreaves

Mr. Stephen Taber

Nelson Tift
Philadelph Van Trump
George W. Woodward
P. M. B. Young.

Those not voting are

Mr. George M. Adams

Samuel M. Arnell
Delos R. Ashley
James M. Ashley
Alexander H. Bailey
John D. Baldwin
Demas Barnes
W. Jasper Blackburn
James G. Blaine
Thomas Boles
C.C. Bowen
Nathaniel Boyden
Benjamin F. Butler
Henry L. Cake
Samuel F. Cary
John C. Churchill
Sidney Clarke
Burton C. Cook

Mr. Columbus Delano Mr. John H. Ketcham Mr. Lewis Selye
Nathan F. Dixon
Bethuel M. Kitchen

John P. C. Shanks
Oliver H. Dockery
William S. Lincoln

Rufus P. Spalding
Grenville M. Dodge Dennis McCarthy

Thomas E. Stewart
Charles A. Eldridge
Hiram McCullough

Frederick Stone
John F. Farnsworth
Ulysses Mercur

J. H. Sypher
John Fox
Daniel J. Morrell

Francis Thomas
Adam J. Glossbrenner John Morrissey

Lawrence S. Trimble
Abner C. Harding
James Mullins

Daniel M. Van Auken
Isaac R. Hawkins

Benjamin W. Norris Charles H. Van Wyck
David Heaton
David A. Nunn

Michael Vidal
John Hill
S. Newton Pettis

Elihu B. Washburne
Julius Hotchkiss
Charles E. Phelps

William B. Washburn
Asahel W. Hubbard
Charles W. Pierce

Martin Welker
Chester D. Hubbard Frederick A. Pike

William Windom
Richard D. Hubbard Luke P. Poland

Fernando Wood
George W. Julian

William H. Robertson Fred'k E. Woodbridge.

So the report was received.
Pending the question on agreeing to the said resolution,
Mr. Ross moved that the resolution be laid on the table.
And the question being put,

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

(Not voting......

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

...... 32 ...... 112

Mr. Samuel B. Axtell

William H. Barnum
James B. Beck
Benjamin M. Boyer
Albert G. Burr
Samuel F. Cary
John W. Chanier
Oliver H. Dockery

Mr. John Fox

J. Lawrence Getz
J. S. Golladay
Asa P. Grover
William S. Holman
James M. Humphrey
James A. Johnson
Thomas L. Jones

Mr. Michael C. Kerr

J. Proctor Knott
Samuel S. Marshall
James R. McCormick
Hiram McCullough
William Mungen
William E. Niblack
John A. Nicholson

Mr. Samuel J. Randall

William E. Robinson
Frederick Stone
Stephen Taber
Nelson Tift
Philadelph Van Trump
George W. Woodward
P. M. B. Young.

Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. William B. Allison Mr. Oliver J. Dickey Mr. William H. Kelsey Mr. Green B. Raum
Oakes Ames
Ignatius Donnelly
Bethuel M. Kitchen

William H. Robertson George W. Anderson John F. Driggs

William H. Koontz

Philetus Sawyer
Jebu Baker
Ephraim R. Eckley
Addison H. Laflin

Robert C. Schenck
Nathaniel P. Banks
W. P. Edwards
Israel G. Lash

Lewis Selye Fernando C. Beaman Jacob H. Ela

George V. Lawrence

John P. C. Shanks John F. Benjamin Thomas D. Eliot William Lawrence

Samuel Shellabarger Jacob Benton James T. Elliott John A. Logan

Worthington C. Smith John A. Bingham Orange Ferriss John Lynch

Rufus P. Spalding James G. Blaine Thomas W. Ferry James M. Marvin

H. H. Stark weather Austin Blair William C. Fields Horace Maynard

William B. Stokes
George S. Boutwell
James A. Garfield
George F. Miller

John H. Stover
C. C. Bowen
James H. Goss
William Moore

John Taffe
Henry P. H. Bromwell Samuel F. Gove

James K. Moorhead

Row'd E. Trowbridge John M. Broomall Joseph J. Gravely Daniel J. Morrell

Ginery Twichell Charles W. Buckley John A. Griswold

Leonard Myers

Charles Upson
Benjamin F. Butler
Charles M. Hamilton J. P. Newsham

Henry Van Aernam
Roderick R. Butler
Isaac R. Hawkins
Charles O'Neill

Robert T. Van Horn
Henry L. Cake
William Higby
Godlove S. Orth

Hamilton Ward
Reader W Clarke
John Hill
Halbert E. Paine

Cadwal'r C. Washburn
Sidney Clarke
Samuel Hooper
Sidney Perham

Henry D. Washburn J. W. Clift Calvin T. Hulburd John A. Petery

William B. Washburn
Amasa Cobb
Morton C. Hunter
Charles W. Pierce

B. F. Whittemore
Simeon Corley
Thomas A. Jenckes Tobias A. Plants

Thomas Williams
Thomas Cornell
Alexander H. Jones Daniel Polsley

William Williams
John Covode
Norman B. Judd

Theodore M. Pomeroy James F. Wilson
Shelby M. Cullom
George W. Julian
Hiram Price

John T. Wilson
Henry L. Dawes
William D. Kelley
C. H. Prince

Stephen F. Wilson
Those not voting are-
Mr. George M. Adams Mr. Delos R. Ashley Mr. John D. Baldwin Mr. W. Jasper Blackburn
Stevenson Archer
James M. Ashley
Demag Barnes

Thomas Boles
Samuel M. Arnell
Alexander H. Bailey John Beatty

Nathaniel Boyden

Mr. James Brooks

Ralph P. Buckland
John B. Callis
John C. Churchill
John Coburn
Burton C. Cook
Columbus Delano
John T. Deweese
Nathan F. Dixon
Grenville M. Dodge
Benjamin Eggleston
Charles A. Eldridge
John F. Farnsworth
John R. French
Adam J. Glossbrenner
Charles Haight
George A. Halsey

Mr. Abner C. Harding

Thomas Haughey
David Heaton
Benjamir F. Hopkins
Julius Hotchkiss
Asahel W. Hubbard
Chester D. Hubbard
Richard D. Hubbard
Ebon C. Ingersoll
Francis W. Kellogg
John H. Ketcham
William S. Lincoln
Benjamin F. Loan
William Loughridge
Rufus Mallory
Dennis McCarthy
Samuel McKee

Mr. Ulysses Mercur

John Morrissey
James Mullins
Carman A. Newcomb
Benjamin W. Norris
David A, Nunn
S. Newton Pettis
Charles E. Phelps
Frederick A. Pike
William A. Pile
Luke P. Poland
John V. L. Pruyn
Logan H. Roots
Lewis W. Ross
Glenni W. Scofield
Charles Sitgreaves

Mr. Aaron F. Stevens

Thomas E. Stewart
J. H. Sypher
Caleb X Taylor
Francis Thomas
John Trimble
Lawrence S. Trimble
Daniel M. Van Auken
Burt Van Horn
Charles H. Van Wyck
Michael Vidal
Ellihu B. Washburne
Martin Welker
William Windom
Fernando Wood
Fred'k E. Woodbridge.

So the House refused to lay the resolution on the table.

Mr. Blair moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered and put, viz: Will the House agree thereto?

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

......... 114 It was decided in the affirmative, 3 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. Ignatius Donnelly Mr. Francis W. Kellogg Mr. Hiram Price
Oakes Ames
John F. Driggs
William H. Kelsey

C. H. Prince
George W. Anderson Ephraim R. Eckley

John H. Ketcham

Green B. Raum
Jehu Baker
W. P. Edwards
Bethuel M. Kitchen

Logan H. Roots
John D. Baldwin
James T. Elliott
William H. Koontz

Philetus Sawyer
Nathaniel P. Banks
Orange Ferriss
Addison H. Laflin

Lewis Selye
John F. Benjamin
Thomas W. Ferry
Israel G. Lash

Samuel Shellabarger
John A. Bingham
William C. Fields

George V. Lawrence Worthington C. Smith Austin Blair John R. French William Lawrence

H. H. Starkweather George S. Boutwell James A. Garfield John A. Logan

William B. Stokes Henry P. H. Bromwell James H. Goss

John Lynch

John H. Stover
John M. Broomall
Joseph J. Gravely
Rufus Mallory

John Taffe
Charles W. Buckley John A. Griswold

James M. Marvin

Caleb N. Taylor
Benjamin F. Butler
George A. Halsey
Samuel McKee

Row'd E. Trowbridge
Roderick R. Butler
Charles M. Hamilton George F. Miller

Ginery Twichell
Henry L. Cake
Thomas Haughey
William Moore

Charles Upson
John B. Callis
Isaac R, Hawkins
James K. Moorhead

Henry Van Aernain
Reader W. Clarke
David Heaton
Daniel J. Morrell

Burt Van Horn
Sidney Clarke
William Higby
J.P. Newsham

Robert T. Van Horn
Amasa Cobb
Samuel Hooper
Charles O'Neill

Hamilton Ward
John Coburn
Benjamin F. Hopkins Godlove S. Orth

Henry D. Washburn
Simeon Corley
Calvin T. Hulburd
Halbert E. Paine

William B. Washburn
Thomas Cornell
Morton C. Hunter
Sidney Perham

Martin Welker
John Covode
Ebon C. Ingersoll
John A. Peters

B. F. Whittemore
Shelby M. Cullom
Thomas A. Jenckes S. Newton Pettis

Thomas Williams Henry L. Dawes Alexander H. Jones Tobias A. Plants

William Williams
Oliver J. Dickey
Norman B. Judd
Daniel Polsley

James F. Wilson
Oliver H. Dockery
George W. Julian

Theodore M. Pomeroy John T. Wilson. Grenville M. Dodge William D. Kelley

Those who voted in the negative areMr. Stevenson Archer Mr. John Fox

Mr. Michael C. Kerr Mr. Samuel J. Randall Samuel B. Axtell J. Lawrence Getz J. Proctor Knott

William E. Robinson
William H. Barnum
J. S. Golladay

James R. McCormick Lewis W. Ross
John Beatty
Asa P. Grover
Hiram McCullough

Stephen Taber
Benjamin M. Boyer Charles Haight

William Mungen

Nelson Tift
James Brooks
William S. Holman
William E. Niblack

Philadelph Van Trump
Albert G. Burr
James A. Johnson
John A. Nicholson

George W. Woodward Samuel F. Cary Thomas L. Jones John V. L. Pruyn

P. M. B. Young. John W. Chanler

Those not voting are

Mr. George M. Adams

Samuel M. Arnell
Delos R. Ashley
James M. Ashley
Alexander H. Bailey
Demas Barnes
Fernando C. Beaman
James B. Beck
Jacob Benton
W. Jasper Blackburn
James G. Blaine
Thomas Boles
C. C. Bowen

Mr. Nathaniel Boyden

Ralph P. Buckland
John C. Churchill
J. W. Clift
Burton C. Cook
Columbus Delano
John T. Deweese
Nathan F. Dixon
Benjamin Eggleston
Jacob H. Ela
Charles A. Eldridge
Thomas D. Eliot
John F. Farnsworth

Mr. Adam J. Glossbrenner Mr. Horace Maynard
Samuel F. Gove

Dennis McCarthy
Abner C. Harding

Ulysses Mercur
John Hill

John Morrissey
Julius Hotchkiss

James Mullins
Asahel W. Hubbard

Leonard Myers
Chester D. Hubbard Carman A. Newcomb
Richard D. Hubbard Benjamin W. Norris
James M. Humphrey David A. Nunn
William S. Lincoln

Charles E. Phelps Benjamin F. Lonn

Charles W. Pierce William Loughridge Frederick A. Pike Samuel S. Marshall

William A. Pile

Mr. Luke P. Poland

William H. Robertson Robert C. Schenck Glenni W. Scotield John P. C. Shanks Charles Sitgreaves

Mr. Rufus P. Spalding

Aaron-F. Stevens
Thomas E. Stewart
Frederick Stone
J. H. Sypher
Francis Thomas

Mr. John Trimble

Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne Lawrence S. Trimble Stephen F. Wilson Daniel M. Van Auken William Windom Charles H. Van Wyck Fernando Wood Michael Vidal

Fred'k E. Woodbridge. Cadwal'r C. Washburn

So the resolution was agreed to. Mr. Holman, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, on the 18th instant, present to the President of the United States 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 a right of way across a portion of the public ground at Fort Ontario, Oswego, New York, for railroad purposes;

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

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

Mr. Pike, from the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill of the House (H. R. 941) to amend certain acts in relation to the navy and marine corps, submitted the following report, viz:

The committee of conference upon the disagreeing votes of the two houses upon the amendments to the bill (H. R. 941) to amend certain acts in relation to the navy and marine corps, having met, after full and free conference have agreed to recommend, and do recommend, to their respective houses as follows, viz:

“That the Senate recede from its first amendment, striking out the first section of the bill and the enacting clause of the second section, and that the House agree to an amendment of said first section by way of substitute in the following terms :

" That from and after the passage of this act the active list of the United States marine corps shall consist of the following officers, noncommissioned officers, musicians, and privates, to wit:

“ One brigadier general commandant, one colonel, one lieutenant colonel, three majors, one adjutant and inspector, one paymaster, one quartermaster, one assistant quartermaster, seventeen captains, twentyfour first lieutenants, twenty-four second lieutenants, one sergeant major, one quartermaster sergeant, one drum-major, one principal musician, one hundred and sixty-seven sergeants, one hundred and sixty-five corporals, thirty musicians for band, fifty drummers, fifty fifers, and eighteen hundred privates: Provided, That no commission of any officer now in the marine corps shall be vacated by this act, but no appointment shall be made in any of the grades of said corps until the number of oficers in that grade shall have been reduced below the number herein authorized.

“ That the House agree to the second amendment of the Senate, with an amendment as follows, viz: Strike out the words and no appointment of third assistant engineer shall hereafter be made," and insert in lieu thereof the words and the grade of third assistant engineer is hereby abolished, but no commission of any officer of that grade who has been wounded in battle while in the service shall be vacated by the terms of this section, and any such officer now in said grade shall, notwithstanding the disability caused by such wound, be entitled to be examined for promotion, anything in any previous law to the contrary notwithstanding.

" That the House agree to the third amendment of the Senate. “ That the House agree to the fourth amendment of the Senate with

an amendment, to wit: Strike out the words. "shall on the 1st day of November next be," and insert in lieu thereof the words “are hereby."

66 That the House agree to the fifth amendment of the Senate.

" That the House agree to the sixth amendment of the Senate, with an amendment, to wit: Strike out all after the word “merit," and insert in lieu thereof the following: 6 and shall within one year after such grad. uation be entitled to examination for promotion, and successfully passing the same, may then be promoted to the grade of ensign."

" That the House agree to the seventh amendment of the Senate, with an amendment as follows, to wit: Strike out all after the enacting clause of said amendment, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

Any officer of the navy below the grade of commander who, upon examination for promotion, shall not be found professionally qualified, shall be suspended from promotion for one year, when he shall be re-examined, and in case of his failure upon such re-examination he shall be dropped from the service.

“SEC. — And be it further enacted, That no promotion to the grade of commodore on the active list shall be made until the number in said grade shall have been reduced below fifteen, which shall thereafter be the number allowed by law.

“SEC. — And be it further enacted, That no promotion to the grade of lieutenant commander on the active list shall be made until the number in said grade shall have been reduced below eighty, which shall thereafter be the number allowed by law; and when the number of lieutenant commanders shall have been so reduced, the fifth section of the act to define the number and regulate the appointment of officers in the navy, and for other purposes, approved July 25, 1866, shall be repealed. And as the number of lieutenant commanders shall be reduced the number of lieutenants shall be increased until the number in said grade on the active list shall be two hundred and eighty, which shall thereafter be the number of lieutenants allowed by lau.

“SEC. — And be it further enacted, That the number of masters and ensigns allowed by law is hereby established at one hundred in each of said grades, and ensigns shall hereafter be steerage officers unless assigned to duty as watch and division officers. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed as vacating the commission of any master or ensign now in the service.

“SEC. — And be it further enacted, That of the officers in this section specified the number allowed by law shall be as follows : surgeons, serentyfive; passed assistant surgeons, fifty; assistant surgeons, twenty-fire; pay. masters, fifty; passed assistant paymasters and assistant paymasters, tuenty-five each. But nothing herein contained shall be construed as vacating the commission of any officer in either of said grades now in the service.

“SEC. — And be it further enacted, That the office of solicitor and naval judge advocate general is hereby continued until the 30th day of June, 1869.

“That the Senate recede from its amendment to the title of the bill. “ Managers on the part of the House of Representatives—

66 F. A. PIKE.
“ STEVENSON ARCHER.

66 T. E. STEWART. 66 Managers on the part of the Senate

“C. D. DRAKE.
66 JAMES W. NYE.

F. T. FRELINGHUYSEN." The same having been read,

Mr. Pike moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the said report was agreed to.

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