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Mr. Grenville M. Dodge

J.8. Golladay
Joseph J. Gravely
John A. Griswold
Axa P. Grover
Charles Haight
George A. Halsey
Charles M. Hamilton
Abner C. Harding
Isaac R. Hawkins
William S. Holman

Mr. Benjamin F. Hopkins Mr. John Morrissey

Asahel W. Hubbard Carman A. Newcomb
Ricbard D. Hubbard David A. Nupn
James M. Humphrey William A. Pile
James A. Johnson

Luke P. Poland
J. Proctor Knott

John V. L. Pruyn
John A. Logan

Green B. Raum
Rufus Mallory

Logan H. Roots
Samuel S. Marshall

Philetus Sawyer
James M. Marvin

Lewis Selye
Hiram McCullough

Samuel Shellabarger

Mr. Worthington C. Smith

Thomas E. Stewart
Frederick Stone
J. H. Sypher
Caleb N. Taylor
Robert T. Van Horn
Michael Vidal
Hamilton Ward
Thomas Williams
John T. Wilson.

So the motion to lay on the table was agreed to. Mr. Washburne 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.

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

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to inform this house what correspondence, if any, in addition to the despatch of the Secretary of State to Mr. Moran, our acting chargé d'affaires in London, furnished by him June 22, 1868, in answer to the resolution of this house of June 15, 1868, has taken place; and to furnish to this house copies of any such correspondence for the immediate action of Congress.

On motion of Mr. Paine, by unanimous consent, the bill of the Senate (S. 658) to relieve from disabilities Franklin J. Moses, a citizen of South Carolina, was taken from the Speaker's table, read three times, and passed, two-thirds voting in favor thereof.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House then resumed, as the regular order of business, the consideration of the bill of the House (II. R. 1485) providing for an election in Virginia, the pending question being on the amendment submitted thereto by Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne.

After debate,

Vr. Bingham moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the said amendment was agreed to, and the bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time; When, On motion of Mr. Washburne, the vote last taken was reconsidered. The question again recurring on the engrossment of the bill, Mr. Washburne submitted a further amendment to the same; which was agreed to.

The bill was then ordered to be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Bingham 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.

The Speaker, by umanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, submitting a communication from the Commissioner of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, asking the appointment of a committee to investigate the administration of that bureau; which was referred to the Committee on Freedmen's Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne, by unanimous consent, he was excused from further service as chairman of the Committee on Commerce.

The following additional members appeared during the sitting of the House to day, viz:

From the State of Iowa.-Grenville M. Dodge.
From the State of Vermont.-Frederick E. Woodbridge.
From the State of Pennsylvania.-_J. Lawrence Getz.
From the State of Michigan.-Rowland E. Trowbridge.
From the State of Illinois.--Henry P. H. Bromwell.
From the State of Alabama.--Charles W. Pierce.

On motion of Mr. Allison, at 3 o'clock and 35 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1868.

The following petitions and other papers were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the rules:

By Mr. O'Neill: The petition and affidavit of Edward W. White, praying for a pension.

By Mr. Gravely: The petition of Rebecca Barton, praying for a pension;

Also, the petition of Annie Buckland, praying for a pension.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Whittemore: The petition of B. F. Whittemore, praying for the establishment of a post route in North Carolina; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Tift: The petition of William Duncan, praying for relief; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. George V. Lawrence: The petition of Mrs. Catharine Bourshett, praying for extension of patent; which was referred to the Committee on Patents.

By the Speaker: The petition of C. G. Thomas, of the State of Virginia, praying for the removal of disabilities; which was referred to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. — : The petition of Jane Dulaney, widow of Colonel William Dulaney, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Taylor: The petition of James Smith and one hundred and thirty letter carriers of Philadelphia, praying for an increase of compensation ; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Taffe : The petition of Julius E. Coffey and Adolph Cune, praying for relief;

By Mr. Morrell: The claim of F. A. Gibbons ;

Ordered, That the said petition and claim be referred to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Moorhead: The petition of the letter carriers of the Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, post office, praying for an increase of their compensation; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Beaman, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1486) to enable the Holly, Wayne and Monroe Railway Company, in the State of Michigan, to have the subscriptions to its capital stock stamped, and the stamps already affixed and to be affixed to be duly cancelled; which was read a first and second time and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

The Speaker having proceeded, as the regular order of business, to call the committees for reports,

On motion of Mr. Boyer, the Committee on Military Affairs were dis charged from the further consideration of the petition of Wm. Backus, a bill (H. R. 312) to provide for officers and soldiers not mustered into the service; a bill (H. R. 409) for the relief of Joel H. Lucia; the peti. tion of Amós Devoe; the petition of Alfred F. Stoney; and the petition of James M. Swales; and the same were laid on the table; also the petition of William Hemphill, guardian of the minor brother of David Hemphill, deceased, and that the same be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Garfield, the same committee was discharged from the further consideration of the petition of citizens of Illinois, relative to pensions withheld from March 3, 1865, to June 3, 1866; and the same was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions ; also, from a bill (H. R. 99) for the relief of Lieutenant John H. Osler, of Guernsey county, Ohio, and that the same be referred to the Committee of Claims; also, from the following, viz:

A resolution of the legislature of the State of Kansas, relative to the erection of a monument at or near Baxter Springs;

A bill (H. R. 211) to increase the subsistence department of the army of the United States;

A bill (H. R. 1105) for the reorganization of the United States colored troops, their instruction and colonization ;

A resolution calling on the Secretary of War for information respecting the number of officers employed in Washington;

A bill (H. R. 866) to facilitate the settlement of the accounts of paymasters of the army;

A bill (H. R. 52) to repeal the twelfth section of an act approved July 17, 1862, entitled “An act to define the pay and emoluments of certain officers of the army, and for other purposes ;" and the same were laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Henry D. Washburn, the same committee were discharged from the further consideration of the bill (H. R. 491) giving a bounty to soldiers drafted into the army of the United States, and the same was laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Sitgreaves, the same committee were discharged from the further consideration of the petition of George W. Merritt, the petition of H. K. Thatcher, the petition of Mrs. Susan Sibley, the petition of William B. Andrews and others, and the petition of S. N. B. Strider and others, and the same were laid on the table.

Mr. Garfield, from the same committee, to which was referred the bill of the Senate, (S. 186,) “An act providing for the sale of the lands, tenements and water privileges belonging to the United States at and near Harper's Ferry, in the county of Jefferson, West Virginia," reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That it be read a third time.
It was accordingly read the third time and passed.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Garfield, from the same committee, reported joint resolutions and bills of the following titles, viz:

H. Res. 373. A joint resolution directing the Secretary of War to sell Bergen Heights arsenal;

H. R. 1487. A bill to declare and fix the status of the corps of judge advocates of the army;

H. Res. 374. A joint resolution authorizing the sale of the Chattanooga rolling mill property at Chattanooga, Tennessee, to the Southwestern Iron Company;

H. Res. 375. A joint resolution donating condemned cannon for the erection of a monument to Major General Kearney;

H. R. 1488. A bill to consolidate the several asylums for aged and disabled soldiers created under the laws of the United States;

H. R. 1489. A bill granting a portion of the military reservation at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to the American Baptist Home Mission Society;

H. R. 1490. A bill to define the pay of officers of the army detailed to act as military instructors;

H. Res. 376. A joint resolution to pay W. S. Morse and Chas. S. Shambaugh for services rendered the Committee on Military Affairs of the House of Representatives; which were severally read a first and second time.

The House having proceeded to their consideration, the said bills and joint resolutions were severally ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

Being engrossed, they were accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Garfield moved that the several votes on the passage of the said bills and joint resolutions 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 bills and joint resolutions.

Mr. Henry D. Washburn, from the same committee, to which was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 940) to equalize the bounty of soldiers, sailors, and marines who served in the late war for the Union, reported the same without amendment.

By unanimous consent, the said bill was made a special order for one hour on the 2d Tuesday of January next.

Mr. Garfield, from the same committee, to which was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 905) to establish a national system of military education, reported the same with amendments.

Pending which, Mr. Garfield moved that its further consideration be postponed until the 2d Tuesday of January next. Pending which, Mr. Garfield moved the previous question. Pending which, On motion of Mr. Ross the bill was laid on the table.

Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne 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.

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. 658. An act to relieve from disabilities Franklin J. Moses, a citizen of South Carolina; When The Speaker signed the same. By unanimous consent indefinite leave of absence was granted to Mr. Shellabarger.

Mr. Dodge, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported a bill (H. R. 1491) fixing the amount found to be due to the State of Iowa on account of certain claims against the United States, accompanied by a report in writing therein; which bill was read a first and second time. Pending the question on its engrossment, The morning hour expired;

When,

On motion of Mr. Schenck, the House proceeded to the consideration of the business on the Speaker's table.

The joint resolution of the Senate (S. R. 104) relating to the ocean inail steamship service between the United States and China, authorized by act of Congress, approved February 17, 1865, was read a first and second time and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

The bill of the Senate (S. 622) in relation to bridges across the Ohio river was next taken up and read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its engrossment, Mr. Bingham moved that it be referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

Pending which, Mr. Eliot moved to amend the same by striking out “Roads and Canals” and inserting - Commerce."

Pending which,
Mr. Moorhead moved to amend the said amendment, by striking out
“Commerce” and inserting in lieu thereof the Post Office and Post
Roads."

Pending which,
After debate,

The said amendment to the amendment and the said amendment were severally disagreed to, and the motion of Mr. Bingham was agreed to.

So the said bill was referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

Mr. Bingham 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Trowbridge was excused from further service on the Committee on Revolutionary Claims;

When

The Speaker appointed Mr. Charles M. Hamilton to fill the vacancy occasioned thereby

Mr. Phelps, by unanimous consent, presented the memorial of Patterson and Murquiando relative to the claims of the government and citizens of the United States to the island of Alta Vela; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Scofield moved that when the House adjourn, it adjourn util Monday next; which motion was agreed to.

Mr. Scofield 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.

Mr. Broomall, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1492) to regulate the value of United States legal-tender notes, and to provide for their redemption; which was read a first and second time and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House executive communications as follows, viz:

I. A letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a tabular statement of accounts of Indian agents to June 30, 1868; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and the question of its printing referred to the Committee on Printing.

II. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting papers relative to the sale of the Fort Snelling reservation; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and ordered to be printed.

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