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Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

By unanimous consent, indefinite leave was granted to Nr. Hamilton. · Oninotion of Mr. Schenck, by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of the business on the Speaker's table; When

The Speaker laid before the House the following message, heretofore received from the President of the United States; which was read, referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed, viz: To the House of Representatives :

I transmit an additional report from the Secretary of State, represent. ing that Messrs. Costello and Warren, citizens of the United States imprisoned in Ireland, have been released.

ANDREW JOHNSON. WASHINGTON, February 20, 1869.

The Speaker next laid before the House the following concurrent resolution ; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved by the Senate, (the House of Representatives concurring.) That the President be requested to transmit forthwith to the executives of the several States of the United States copies of the article of amend. inent proposed by Congress to said legislatures to amend the Constitution of the United States, passed February 26, 1869, respecting the exercise of the elective franchise, to the end that the said States may proceed to act upon the said article of amendment; and that he request the executive of each of the States that may ratify said amendment to transmit to the Secretary of State a certified copy of said ratification.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
The following message of the Senate was next taken up, viz:

Resolved, That the Senate disagree to the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 440) supplementary to an act entitled "An act to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of national bonds and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof,” approved January 3, 1864, and ask a conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon.

Pending the question on agreeing to the said conference,
Mr. Scofield moved that the same be laid on the table;
And the question being put,

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

( Not voting .................. The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. Alexander H. Bailey

John D. Baldwin
Nathaniel P. Banks
William H. Barnum
Jacob Benton
George S. Butwell
Janes Brooks
John M. Broomall
Henry L, Cake
John W. Chanler
John C. Churchill
Burton C. Cook
Thomas Cornell
John Covode
Henry L. Dawes
Nathan F. Dixon
Thomas D. Elict
Orange Ferriss

Mr. William C. Fields

John Fox
J. Lawrence Getz
John A. Griswold
Julins Hotchkiss
Richard D. Hubbard
Calvin T. Hulburd
James M. Humphrey
Thomas A. Jenckey
William H. Kelsey
John H. Ketcham
William H. Koontz
Addison H. Laflin
James M. Marvin
Deonis McCarthy
Ulysses Mercur
George F. Miller
William Moore

Mr James K. Moorhead Mr. Rufus P. Spalding
Daniel J. Morrell

H. H. Stark weatber
John Morrissey

Aaron F. Stevens Leonard Myers

Thomas E. Stewart
Charles O'Neill

Stephen Taber
Sidney Perham

Caleb X. Tavlor
Frederick A. Pike

Ginery Twichell
Luke P. Poland

Charles I'pson
Theodore M. Pomeroy Henry Van Aernam
John V. L. Pruyn

Burt Van Horn
Samuel J. Randall

Charles H. Van Wyek
William A. Robertson Hamilton Wand
William E. Robinson William B. Waxbburn
Glenni W. Scofield

Thomas Williams Lewis Selve

Stephen F. Wilson Charles Sitgreaves

Fernando Wood WortLington C. Smith Fred'k E. Woodbridge.

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. William B. Allison Mr. Columbus Delado Mr. Norman B. Judd
Delos R. Ashley
Oliver H. Dockery

George W. Julian
James M. Ashley
Iguatius Donnelly

Francis W. Kellogg
Samuel B. Axtell
John F. Driggs

Michael C. Kerr
Jehu Baker
Ephraim R. Eckley

Bethuel M. Kitchen
Dema. Barnes
Benjamin Eggleston

J. Proctor Knott
Fernando C. Beaman Charles A. Eldridge

Israel G. Lash
John Beatty
James T. Elliott

William Lawrence
James B. Beck
Thomas W. Ferry

Benjamin F. Loan
John F. Benjamin
John R. French

William Lougbridge
John A. Bingham
James A. Garfield

Rufus Mallory
W. Jasper Blackburn Adam J. Glossbrenner Samuel S. Marshall
James G. Blaine
J. S. Golladay

Horace Maynard
Austin Blair
James H. Gosg

James R. McCormick
Thomas Boles
Samnel F. Gove

Samuel McKee
Nathaniel Boyden
Asa P. Grover

James Mullins
Henry P. H. Bromwell Abuer C. Harding

William Mungen
Ralph P. Buckland
Thomas Haughey

J. P. Newsham
Charles W. Buckley Isaac R. Hawkins

William E. Niblack
Albert G. Buir
David Heaton

John A. Nicholson
John B. Callis
William S. Holman

Benjanin W. Norris
Samuel F. Cary

Benjamin F. Hopkins Godlove S. Orth
Reader W. Clarke
Morton C. Hunter

Halbert E. Paine
Amasa Cobb
Ebon C. Ingersoll

Charles W. Pierce
John Coburn
James A. Johnson

William A. Pile
Simeon Corley
Alexander H. Jones

Tobias A. Plants
Shelby M. Cullom
Thomas L. Jones

C. H. Priuce

Mr. Green B. Ranm

Logan H. Roots
Lewis W. RON
Philetus Sawyer
Robert C. Schenck
John P.C. Shanks
Samuel Shellabarger
William B. Stokes
Frederick Stone
John H. Stover
J. H. Sypher
John Taffe
Nelson Tif.
Lawrence S. Trimble
Row'd E. Trowbridge
Daniel M. Van Anken
Robert T. Van Horn
Philadelph Van Trump
Cadwal'r C. Wa-hburn
Henry D. Washburn
Martin Welker
B. F. Wbitt more
William Wi liams
James F. Wilson
Jobn T. Wilson
George W. Woodward
P. M. B. Young.

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Those not voting are-
Mr. George M. Adams Mr. John T. Deweese Mr. John Hill

Mr. David A. Nunn
Oakes Ames
Oliver J. Dickey
Samuel Hooper

John A. Peters
George W. Anderson Grenville M. Dodge Asahel W. Hubbard S. Newton Pettis
Stevenson Archer
W. P. Edwards

Chenter D. Hubbard Charles E. Phelps
Samuel M. Arnell
Jacob H. Ela
William D. Kelley

Daniel Polsley
C.C Bowen
John F. Farnsworth

George V. Lawrence Hiram Price
Benjamin M. Boyer
Joseph J. Gravely
William S. Lincoln

Francis Thonias
Benjamin F. Butler Charles Haight

John A. Logan

John Trimble Roderick R. Butler George A. Halsey

John Lynch

Michael Vidal
Sidney Clarke
Charles M. Hamilton Hiram McCullough

Ellihu B. Washburne
J. W. Clift
William Higby

Carinan A. Newcomb William Windom. So the House refused to lay the said bill on the table.

Ordered, That the House agree to the said conference, and that Mr. Coburn, Mr. Judd, and Mr. Samuel Hooper, be the managers at the said conference on the part of the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Bills of the House of the following titles, viz: · H. R. 1344. An act to confirm certain private land claims in the Territory of New Mexico;

H. Res. 438. Joint resolution relative to certain purchases by the Interior Department;

H. R. 1279. An act in relation to additional bounties, and for other purposes;

H. R. 1327. A bill to amend an act entitled “An act to exempt certain manufactures from internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved March 31, 1868;

H. R. 425. An act for the relief of Mary A. Filler ;
H. R. 1928. A bill granting a pension to Lemuel Bartholow;

H. R. 1930. A bill granting a pension to Madge K. Guthrie and Robert B. Guthrie:

H. Res. 211. Joint resolution for the relief of Henry S. Gibbons, late postmaster at St John's, Michigan;

H. R. 1973. An act in reference to certifying checks by national banks;

H. R. 112. An act relating to captures made by Adiniral Farragut's fleet in the Mississippi river, in May, 1862;

H. R. 1879. An act for the relief of certain companies of scouts and guides organized in Alabama;

H. R. 1867. An act for the relief of the Illinois Iron and Bolt Company;

H. R. 1989. An act for the relief of Peter McGough, collector of internal revenue and disbursing agent of the 20th district of Pennsylvania; with the amendments of the Senate thereto, were severally taken up and the said amendments concurred in.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Bills of the House of the following titles were severally taken up, with the amendments of the Senate thereto, and the said amendments sever. ally disagreed to, viz:

H. R. 1967. An act to compensate the officers and crew of the United States steamer Kearsarge for the destruction of the rebel piratical vessel Alabama.

H. R. 375. A bill to repeal an act to regulate the disposition of fines, penalties, and forfeitures received under the laws relating to the customs, and for other purposes, and to amend certain acts for the prevention and punishment of frauds on the revenue and for the prevention of smug. gling.

H. R. 1881. An act regulating the reports of national banking associations.

Ordered, That the House request a conference with the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon.

Ordered, That the following-named members be appointed managers on the part of the House on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the said bills, viz:

On H. R. 1967, Mr. Pike, Mr. Twichell, and Mr. Haight;
On H. R. 375, Mr. Eliot, Mr. O'Neill, and Mr. Humphrey;
On H. R. 1881, Mr. Randall, Mr. Pomeroy, and Mr. Lynch.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The bill of the House (H. R. 1276) for the sale of the Hot Springs reservation in Arkansas, with the amendment of the Senate thereto, was taken up and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Bills of the Senate of the following titles, viz:
S. 612. An act relating to the proof of wills in the District of Columbia;

S. 665. An act respecting the organization of militia in the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, and Arkansas;

S. 722. An act to amend 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," by extending certain penalties to accessories; were severally taken from the Speaker's table, read three times and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The joint resolution of the Senate (S. R. 178) tendering sympathy to the people of Spain, was next taken up and read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its third reading,
Mr. Banks submitted an amendment thereto; which was agreed to.
Ordered, That the joint resolution be read a third time.
It was accordingly read the third time and passed.

The title of the resolution was then amended by adding thereto the words " and the people of Cuba.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said amendments.

The bill of the Senate (S. 711) relating to the Metropolitan Railroad Company was next taken up, read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

The bill of the Senate (S. 712) to define the fees of recorder of deeds and to provide for the appointment of the warden of the jail in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes, was next taken up, and read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its third reading, Mr. Poland moved that it be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; which motion was disagreed to.

Ordered, That the bill be read a third time. It was accordingly read the third time and passed. 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. 1063. An act for the relief of Henry Barricklow;
And

H. R. 1041. An act granting the right of way to the Walla-Walla and
Columbia River Railroad Company, and for other purposes ;
When
The Speaker signed the same.

The bill of the Senate (S. 167) granting lands to the State of Oregon, to aid in the construction of a military wagon road from the navigable waters of Coos bay to Roseburg bay, in said State, was read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its third reading, Amendments were submitted by Mr. Julian and Mr. Donnelly. Pending which, Mr. William Lawrence moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands; which motion was disagreed to.

The said amendments were then agreed to. Mr. Holman moved that the bill be laid on the table; which motion was disagreed to.

The bill was then read the third time and passed. Mr. Mallory 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 disagreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said amendments.

Bills and a joint resolution of the Senate of the following titles, viz:

S. 581. An act relating to the time for finding indictments in the courts of the United States in the late rebel States; and

S. R. 200. Joint resolution reappointing Louis Agassiz a regent of the Smithsonian Institution ; were taken up, read three times and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

On motion of Mr. William Williams, leave was granted for the withdrawal from the files of the House of the papers in the case of John B. Chapman.

The bill of the Senate (S. 679) to amend an act entitled “ An act granting lands to the State of Oregon, to aid in the construction of a military road from Eugene City to the eastern boundary of said State, was taken up, and read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its third reading,
Mr. Mallory moved the previous question.
Pending which,
Mr. Julian moved that the bill be laid on the table.
And the question being put,

(Yeas.....

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

( Not voting.......

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

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Mr. Stevenson Archer Mr. Henry L. Cake Mr. James A. Garfield Mr. J. P. Newsham
Samuel M. Arnell
John C. Churchill
J. Lawrence Getz

Samuel J. Randall
Jehu Baker
Amasa Cobb
Charles Haight

Glenni W. Scofield Nathaniel P. Banks Burton C. Cook William S. Holman

John P. C. Shanks John Beatty Henry L. Dawes George W. Julian

Samuel Shellabarger Jacob Benton Oliver J. Dickey William H. Kelsey

Charles Sitgreaves George S. Boutwell Oliver H. Dockery

William Lawrence

Aaron F. Stevens John M. Broomall Jacob H. Ela Dennis McCarthy

Caleb X. Taylor.
Benjamin F. Butler William C. Fields

Samuel McKee
Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. George M. Adams Mr. Adam J. Glossbrenner Mr. George V. Lawrence Mr. Logan H, Roots
Delos R. Ashley
J. S. Golladay
William S. Lincoln

Philetus Sawyer
Samuel B. Axtell
James H. Gong
John A. Logan

Worthington C Smith
Demas Barnes
Samuel F. Gove
Rufus Mallory

Rufus P. Spalding William H. Baruum Asa P. Grover Samuel S. Marshall

H. H. Starkweather James B. Beck Thomas Haughey Horace Maynard

Thomas E. Stewart
Austin Blair
Isaac R. Hawkins

James R. McCormick Frederick Stone
Nathaniel Boyden
David Heaton
Ulysses Mercur

John H. Stover
Ralph P. Buckland
William Higby
George F. Miller

Stephen Taber
Charles W. Buckley
John Hill
James K. Moorhead

Nelson Tift
Samuel F. Cary
Samuel Hooper
Daniel J. Morrell

Row'd E. Trowbridge
John W. Chanler
Benjajoin F. Hopkins James Mullins

Ginery Twichell
John Coburn
Julius Hotchkins
William Mungen

Burt Van Horn
Simeon Corley
Chester D. Hubbard Leonard Myers

Robert T. Van Hora
John Covode
Ebon C. Ingersoll

Carman A. Newcomb Hamilton Ward
Shelby M. Cullom
Thomas A. Jenckes
John A. Nicholson

Henry D. Washburn
John T. Deweese
James A. Johnson

Benjamin W. Norris William B. Washburu Nathan F. Dixon Alexander H. Jones Charles O'Neill

Martin Welker Grenville M. Dodge Thomas L. Jones

Godlove S. Orth

B. F. Whittemore John F. Driggs Norman B. Judd Charles E. Phelps

Thomas Williams Ephraim R. Eckley Francis W. Kellogg William A. Pile

William Williams
Thomas D, Eliot
Michael C. Kerr
Luke P, Poland

William Windom
James T. Elliott
J. Proctor Knott
Hiram Price

Fernando Wood
Orange Ferriss
Addison H. Laflin

William H. Robertson P. M. B. Young.
Thomas W. Ferry

Israel G. Lash

Those not voting are-
Mr. William B. Allison Mr. Columbus Delano
Oakes Ames

Ignatius Donnelly
George W. Anderson W. P. Edwards
James M. Ashley

Benjamin Eggleston
Alexander H. Bailey Charles A. Eldridge
John D. Baldwin

John F. Farnsworth
Fernando C. Beaman John Fox
John F. Benjamin

John R. French
John A, Bingham

Joseph J. Gruvely W. Jasper Blackburn John A. Griswold James G. Blaine

George A. Halsey Thomas Boles

Charles M. Hamilton C. C. Bowen

Abner C. Harding Benjamin M. Boyer

Asabel W. Hubbard Henry P. H. Bromwell Richard D. Hubbard Jamey Brooks

Calvin T. Hulburd Albert G. Burr

James M. Humphrey Roderick R. Butler

Morton C. Hunter John B. Callis

William D. Kelley Render W. Clarke

John H. Ketcham Sidney Clarke

Bethuel M. Kitchen J. W. Clift

William H. Koontz Thomas Cornell

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

The question then recurring on the demand for the previous question, it was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the bill was ordered to be read a third time. · It was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Mallory 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.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Hamlin, one of their clerks: Mr. Speaker : The Senate have agreed to the report of the second committee of conference on the bill of the House (II. R. 1570) making

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