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tion of the legislature of the State of Indiana relative to the loss sustained by the officers and men of battery F, United States artillery, wrecked at sea, which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Blair submitted the following resolutions, which were read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That John H. Bell, arrested by and now in the custody of the Sergeant-at-arms of this house, for refusal to answer questions put to him by the select committee of this house on alleged frauds in the presidential election in the State of New York, be and is dischaged from custody on payment of costs of arrest.

Resolved, That David W. Reeve, arrested by and now in the custody of the Sergeant-at-arms of this house, for refusal to appear before the Committee on Alleged New York Election Frauds, be and is discharged from custody.

Mr. Blair moved that the votes on the said resolutions be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

By unanimous consert, leave of absence was granted to Mr. Buckland for two days, to Mr. Woodbridge for four days, and to Mr. Garfield, indefinitely.

On motion of Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some tiine spent therein the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Schenck reported that the committee having had under consideration the special order, viz: H. R. 1672. A bill making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending June 30, 1870, had come to no resolution thereon.

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

H. R. 2003. An act to authorize the county commissioners of Ada county, Idaho, to select a site for a territorial prison.

H. R. 2004. An act establishing the term of office of the house of representatives, and providing for biennial sessions of the legislative assembly of the Territory of Montana; When, The Speaker signed the same.

The hour of 4.1 o'clock p. m. having arrived, the House took a recess until 71 o'clock p. m.

After the recess,

By unanimous consent, leave of absence for to-night was granted to Mr. Boyden and Mr. Norris.

The House then 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. James F. Wilson reported that the committee having had under consideration the special order, viz: H.R. 1672. A bill making appropriations for the legislative, executive and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending June 30, 1870, had found itself without a quorum, and that he had caused the roll to be called, when it appeared that the following-named members were absent, viz:

Messrs. George M. Adams, William B. Allison, George W. Anderson, Stevenson Archer, Delos R. Ashler, James M. Ashley, Alexander H. Bailey, Jehu Baker, John D. Baldwin, Nathaniel P. Banks, William H. Barnum, John Beatty, James B. Beck, John F. Benjamin, Jacob Benton, John A. Bingham, W. Jasper Blackburn, Austin Blair, Thomas Boles, George S. Boutwell, C. C. Bowen, Nathaniel Boyden, Benjamin M. Boyer,

land, Rohn Walitt, Jollom, Hlive

Henry P. H. Bromwell, Ralph P. Buckland, Roderick R. Butler, Henry
L. Cake, John B. Callis, Samuel F. Cary, John W. Chanler, John C.
Churchill, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, J. W. Clift, John Coburn,
Burton C. Cook, Simeon Corley, John Covode, Shelby M. Cullom, Henry
L. Dawes, Columbus Delano, John T. Deweese, Nathan F. Dixon, Oliver
H. Dockery, Grenville M. Dodge, Ignatius Donnelly, John F. Driggs,
W. P. Edwards, Benjamin Eggleston, Charles A. Eldridge, Thomas D.
Eliot, James T. Elliott, John F. Farnsworth, Orange Ferriss, Thomas
W. Ferry, William C. Fields, John Fox, James A. Garfield, Adam J.
Glossbrenner, Samuel F. Gove, Joseph J. Gravely, John A. Griswold,
Asa P. Grover, Charles Haight, Charles M. Hamilton, Abner C. Hard-
ing, Thomas Haughey, Isaac R. Hawkins, David Heaton, John Hill,
Samuel Hooper, Asahel W. Hubbard, Richard D. Hubbard, Calvin T.
Hulburd, James M. Humphrey, Morton C. Hunter, Ebon C. Ingersoll,
James A. Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, Francis W. Kellogg, Michael C.
Kerr, Addison H. Laflin, Israel G. Lash, George V. Lawrence, William
Lawrence, William S. Lincoln, Benjamin F. Loan, John A. Logan, William
Loughridge, John Lynch, Rufus Mallory, Samuel S. Marshall, Horace
Maynard, Dennis McCarthy, James R. McCormick, Hiram McCullough,
Ulysses Mercur, George F. Miller, William Moore, James K. Moorhead,
Daniel J. Morrell, John Morrissey, Leonard Myers, Carinan A. Newcomb,
J. P. Newsham, John A. Nicholson, Benjamin W. Norris, David A. Nunn,
Godlove S. Orth, Halbert E. Paine, William A. Pile, Daniel Polsley,
Theodore M. Pomeroy, C. H. Prince, John V. L. Pruyn, Samuel J. Ran-
dall, Green B. Raum, William E. Robinson, Logan H. Roots, Philetus
Sawyer, Robert C. Schenck, Lewis Selye, John P. C. Shanks, Samuel
Shellabarger, Charles Sitgreaves, Worthington C. Smith, Henry H.
Stark weather, Frederick Stone, J. H. Sypher, John Taffe, Caleb N. Tay.
lor, Nelson Tift, John Trimble, Lawrence S. Trimble, Henry Van Aernam,
Daniel M. Van Auken, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Charles
II. Van Wyck, Michael Vidal, Hamilton Ward, Cadwalader C. Washburn,
Ellihu B. Washburne, Martin Welker, B.' F. Whittemore, Thomas
Williams, John T. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, William Windom, Fer-
nando Wood, Frederick E. Woodbridge, George W. Woodward, P. M.
B. Young.
Mr. Kelsey moved that there be a call of the House.
And the question being put,

(Yeas....................... 69 It was decided in the affirmative, Nays.....

( Not voting.................. 107 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. Oakes Ames

Mr. Oliver J. Dickey Mr. William H. Kelsey Mr. Logan H. Roots
Stevenson Archer
Nathan F. Dixon
William H. Koontz

Glenni W. Scofield
Samuel M. Arnell
Jacob H. Ela
William Lawrence

Rufus P. Spalding Nathaniel P. Banks Thomas D. Eliot George F. Miller

H. H. Stark weather Fernando C. Beaman Orange Ferriss

William Moore

Aaron F. Stevens
John Bratty
J. Lawrence Getz
James Mullins

Thoinas E. Stewart
James B. Beck
J.S. Golladay
J. P. Newsham

William B. Stokes George S. Bontweli James H. Gong

Willia! E. Niblack

John H. Stover
Benjamin M. Boyer
David Heaton
Charles O'Neill

Caleb N. Ta lor
John M. Broomall
William Higby
Sidney Perham

Francis Thomas
Charles W. Buckley Julins Hotchkiss

John A. Peters

Row'd E. Trowbridge
Albert G. Burr
Thomas A. Jenckes Charles W. Pierce

Ginery Twichell
Benjamin F. Butler
James A. Johnson
William A. Pile

Charles Upson
J. W. Clift
Alexander H. Jones Tobias A, Plants

Henry D. Washburn
Amasa Cobb
Norman B. Judd
Lake P. Poland

B. F. Whittemore
Burton C. Cook
George W. Julian
Hiram Price

William Williams
Simeon Corley
William D. Kelley C. H, Prince

James F. Wilson.
Henry L. Dawes

Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. Samuel B. Axtell Mr. James G. Blaine Mr. James Brooks

Mr. Thomas Cornell
Jehu Baker
Austin Blair
John B. Callis

Shelby M. Cullom
Demas Barnes
Heury P. H. Bromwell John C. Churchill

Ephraim R. Eckley

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Mr. Lewis W. Ross

Philetus Sawyer
Frederick Stone
Stephen Taber
John Taffe
Henry Van Aerdam
Philadelph Van Trump
William B. Washburn.

Mr. Benjamin Eggleston Mr. James M. Humphrey Mr. Samuel McKee
John F. Farnsworth Thomas L. Jones

Ulysses Mercur
John R. French
John H. Ketcham

James K. Moorhead
Joseph J. Gravely
Bethuel M. Kitchen

William Mungen
George A. Halsey
J. Proctor Knott

Leonard Myers
William S. Holman

George V. Lawrence Charles E. Phelps
Benjamin F. Hopkins William Loughridge Frederick A. Pike
Chester D, Hubbard
James M. Marvin

William H. Robertson
Calvin T. Hulburd

James R. McCormick
Those not voting are-
Mr. George M. Adams Mr. Grenville M. Dodge Mr. Addison H. Laflin
William B. Allison
Ignatins Donnelly

Ixrael G. Lash
George W. Anderson John F. Driggs

William S. Lincoln
Delos R. Ashley
W. P. Edwards

Benjamin F. Loan
James M. Ashley

Charles A. Eldridge John A. Logan
Alexander H. Bailey James T. Elliott

John Lynch
John D. Baldwin
Thomas W. Ferry

Rufus Mallory
William H. Barnum William C. Fields

Samuel S. Marshall
John F. Benjamin
John Fox

Horace Maynard
Jacob Benton
James A. Garfield

Dennis McCarthy
John A. Bingham

Adam J. Glossbrenner Hiram McCullough
W. Jasper Blackburn Samuel F. Gove

Daniel J. Morrell
Thomas Boles
John A. Griswold

John Morrissey
C. C. Bowen
Asa P. Grover

Carinan A. Newcomb
Nathaniel Boyden
Charles Haight

John A. Nich Ison
Ralph P. Buckland

Charles M. Hamilton Benjamin W. Norris
Roderick R. Butler
Abner C. Harding

David A. Nunn
Henry L. Cake
Thomas Haughey

Godlove S. Orth
Samuel F. Cary
Isaac R. Hawkins

Halbert E. Paine
John W. Chanler
John Hill

S. Newton Pettis
Reader W. Clarke
Samuel Hooper

Daniel Polsley
Sidney Clarke

Asahel W. Hubbard Theodore M. Pomeroy
John Coburn

Richard D. Hubbard John V. L. Pruyn
John Covode
Morton C. Hunter

Samuel J. Randall
Columbus Delano
Ebon C. Ingersoll

Green B. Raum
John T. Deweese

Francis W. Kellogg William E. Robinson Oliver H. Dockery Michael C. Kerr

Robert C. Schenck

Mr. Lewis Selye

John P. C. Shanks
Samuel Shellabarger
Charles Sitgreaves
Worthington C. Smith
J. H. Sypher
Nelson Tilt
John Trimble
Lawrence S. Trimble
Daniel M. Van Aukea
Burt Van Horn
Robert T. Van Horn
Charles H. Van Wyek
Michael Vidal
Hamilton Ward
Cadwal'r C. Washburn
Ellihu B. Washburne
Martin Welker
Thomas Williams
John T. Wilson
Stephen F. Wilson
William Windom
Fernando Wood
Fred'k E. Woodbridge
George W. Woodward
P. M. B. Young.

So it was ordered that there be a call of the House.
And then,

On motion of Mr. Kelsey, all further proceedings in the call were dispensed with.

On motion of Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, the rules having been sus. pended for that purpose, it was ordered that all further debate on the paragraph in the bill of the House No. 1672, relating to the Patent Office, shall cease in ten minutes after its consideration is resumed.

Mr. Holman, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did this day present to the President of the United States bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 1858. An act making appropriations (in part) for the expenses of the Indian department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations,

H. R. 1343. An act to confirm the title to certain land to the pueblo of Santa Ana in the Territory of New Mexico.

H. R. 1345. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to confirm cer. tain private land claims in the Territory of New Mexico.

Mr. Harding moved, at 11 o'clock and 5 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn ; which motion was disagreed to.

On motion of Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, the House again 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. James F. Wilson reported that the committee having had under consideration the special order, viz: H. R. 1672. A bill making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending June 30, 1869, had come to no resolution thereon.

Mr. Kelley moved that the rules be suspended so as to enable him to report from the Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures, the bill of the House (H. R. 968) for the coinage of nickel-copper pieces of five cents and under.

Pending which,

Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, from the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill of the House (H. R. 1570) making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the government for the year ending June 30, 1870, and for other purposes, submitted a report.

Pending which,

On motion of Mr. Pile, at 11 o'clock and 20 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1869. The following petitions were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the rules, and were referred as follows:

By Mr. Benton: The petition of William A. Parker, to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. : The petition of R. W. Browning, of Washington, District of Columbia, praying for the removal of political disabilities;

By Mr. Maynard : The petition of David P. Rees, of a similar import;

By Mr. Gravely: The petition of Edward R. Chambers, of a similar import;

Also, the petition of John R. Rolfe, of a similar import;
Also, the petition of Alexander Snyder, of a similar import;

Also, the petition of J. G. Finch, of a similar import; all to the Committee on Reconstruction,

Mr. Schenck, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Representatives be directed to present to the Secretary of State the act entitled “An act regulating the duties on imported copper and copper ores,” together with the certificates of the Clerk of the House of Representatives and Secretary of the Senate, showing that the said act was passed by a vote of two-thirds of both houses of Congress after the objections of the President thereto had been received, and after the reconsideration of said act by both houses in accordance with the Constitution..

On motion of Mr. Pomeroy, by unanimous consent, the bill of the Senate (S. 968) authorizing certain banks named therein to change their names was taken from the Speaker's table, read three times, and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Boutwell, from the Committee on Reconstruction, reported the evidence before the said committee relative to the condition of affairs in Georgia; which was laid on the table.

The House having resumed the consideration of the motion submitted by Mr. Kelley, and pending when the House adjourned yesterday, to suspend the rules so as to enable him to report from the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures the bill of the House (H. R. 968) for the coinage of nickel-copper pieces of five cents and under,

The said motion was agreed to.
And thereupon
Mr. Kelley reported the said bill.
Pending the question on its engrossment,
Mr. Kelley submitted an amendment to the bill.
Pending which,
After debate,
Mr. Pile submitted an amendment to the said amendment.
Pending which,

Mr. Woodward, by unanimous consent, submitted an additional. amendment.

Pending which,

Mr. Kelley moved the previous question; which was seconded, and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the amendment submitted by Mr. Woodward was disagreed to; and the amendment to the amendment and the amendment as amended were agreed to, and the bill ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Kelley 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 request the concurrence of the Senate in the said bill.

On motion of Mr. Churchill, by unanimous consent, leave was granted for the withdrawal from the files of the House of the papers in the case of Daniel W. Sims.

The House then proceeded to the consideration of the report of the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill of the House (H. R. 1570) making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the government for the year ending June 30, 1870, and for other purposes; which was read, and is as follows, viz:

“The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the amendments to the bill (H. R. 1570) making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the government for the year ending June 30, 1870, having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend, and do recommend, to their respective houses as follows:

66 That the House of Representatives recede from their disagreement to the amendments of the Senate numbered 6, 7, 13, 14, 22, 32, and 33, and agree to the same.

" That the Senate recede from their amendments numbered 27, 30, and 31.

66 That the House recede from their disagreement to the 2d amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: At the end of said amendment add the following: and to continue uhile acting as minister to Uruguay ;' and the Senate agree to the sanne.

“ That the House recede from their disagreement to the 28th amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: Strike out all of said amendment, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

"And be it further enacted, that the President is, on the recommendation of the Secretary of the Treasury, authorized to cause examinations to be made into the accounts of the consular officers of the United States, and into all matters connected with the business of their said offices, and to that end he may appoint such agent or agents as may be necessary for that purpose; and any agent, when so appointed under the seal of the Treasury Department, shall, for the purpose of making said eraminations, hare authority to administer oaths and take testimony, and shall have access to all the books and papers of all consular officers. And any agent appointed in this behalf shall be paid for his services a just and reasonable compensation, not erceeding fire dollars per day for the time necessarily employed, in addition to his actual necessary expenses, the same to be paid out of the sum appropriated for expenses of collecting the revenue, but no greater sum than $5,000 shall be expended as compensation of such agent or agents in any one year. And

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