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appropriations for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the government for the year ending June 30, 1870, and for other purposes.

The Senate insist upon their amendments, disagreed to by the House, to the bills of the House of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 1738. An act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department and for fulfilling treaty stipulations, &c.;

H. R. 1746. An act for the removal of certain disabilities from the persons therein named ; agree to the conferences asked by the House on the said bills; and have appointed, on H. R. 1738, Mr. Harlan, Mr. Thayer, and Mr. Corbett; and on H. R. 1746, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Trumbull, and Mr. Hendricks, conferees on the part of the Senate.

The hour of 44 p. m. having arrived, the House took a recess until 9 o'clock p. m.

After the recess,

Mr. Logan moved, at 9 o'clock and 5 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

Mr. William Lawrence, by unanimous consent, submitted a supple. mental report from the Select Committee on Alleged Flection Frauds in New York; which was laid on the table and ordered to be printed.

Bills of the Senate of the following titles, viz:
S. 844. An act for the relief of Captain Charles Hunter;

S. 661. An act for the relief of Lieutenant Colonel John W. Davidson, of the United States army;

S. 760. An act for the relief of Rev. D. Hillhouse Buel;

S. 705. An act to provide for giving effect to treaty stipulations between this and foreign governments for the extradition of criminals;

S. 862. An act amendatory of the act providing for the sale of the arsenal grounds at St. Louis and Liberty, Missouri, and for other purposes, approved July 25, 1868;

S. 891. An act for the relief of George Fowler and the estate of De. Grass Fowler, deceased, or their assigns;

S. 810. An act to regulate elections in Washington and Idaho Territories; and

S. 836. An act for the relief of Celestia P. Hartt; were severally taken from the Speaker's table, read three times, and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The bill of the Senate (S. 781) for the relief of Alpheus C. Gallahne was taken up and read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its third reading,

Mr. Jenckes moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered to be put;

When

Mr. Scofield moved that the bill be laid on the table; which motion was disagreed to.

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

The joint resolution of the Senate (S. R. 204) relating to the Department of the Interior was taken up, read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

The bill of the Senate (S. 647) for the relief of the heirs of the late Thomas Lawson, deceased, was taken up, read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee of Claims.

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The bill of the Senate (S. 786) for the pavement of Pennsylvania avenue having been taken up and read a first and second time,

Objection was made to its consideration in the House;
When

Mr. Ingalls moved that the rules be suspended, so as to consider the same in the House; which motion was disagreed to, two-thirds not voting in favor thereof.

And then,

On motion of Mr. Ingersoll, the bill was referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Shanks, by unanimous consent, from the Select Committee on the Treatment of Prisoners, submitted a report in writing; which was laid on the table and ordered to be printed.

The bill of the Senate (S. 264) for the relief of Henry C. Noyes was taken up and read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its third reading,

Mr. Scofield moved that it be laid on the table; which motion was disagreed to.

Ordered, That it be read a third time.
It was accordingly read the third time.
The question was then put, Shall the bill pass ?

(Yeas.......ver And it was decided in the affirmative, Nays.............

...... 37 (Not voting.......

108 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. George W. Anderson Mr. Thomas W. Ferry Mr. Bethuel M. Kitchen Mr. William H. Robertson
Delos R. Ashley
William C. Fields
Addison H. La fiin

Logan H. Roots
Demas Barnes
James A. Garfield

George V. Lawrence Philetus Sawyer Fernando C. Beaman J. Lawrence Getz

John Lynch

Worthington C. Smith Jacob Benton James H. Goss Rufus Mallory

H. H. Starkweather John A. Bingham Samuel F. Gove James M. Marvin

Aaron F. Stevens Austin Blair Joseph J. Gravely Dennis McCarthy

Thomas E. Stewart Benjamin F. Butler Asa P. Grover William Moore

William B. Stokes
Samuel F. Cary
Abner C. Harding
James K. Moorhead

Caleb N. Taylor
Sidney Clarke
David Heaton
Daniel J. Morrell

Nelson Tift
J. W. Clift
William Higby
Leonard Myers

Ginery Twichell
John Coburn
Benjamin F. Hopkins William E. Niblack

Charles Upson
Simeon Corley
Julius Hotchkiss

Benjamin W. Norris Henry Van Aernam Grenville M. Dodge Ebon C. Ingersoll

Charles O'Neill

Burt Van Horn
John F. Driggs
Thomas A. Jenckes Godlove S. Orth

Robert T. Van Horn
Benjamin Eggleston
James A. Johnson
Sidoey Perham

Hamilton Ward
Jacob H. Ela
Alexander H. Jones John A. Peters

B. F. Whittemore
Thomas D. Eliot
Norman B. Judd
William A. Pile

William Williams James T. Elliot Francis W. Kellogg Luke P. Poland

George W. Woodward. Orange Ferring

Those who voted in the negative areMr. Samuel M. Arnell Mr. Ignatius Donnelly Mr. Horace Maynard Mr. Glenni W. Scofield John Beatty Ephraim R. Eckley

James R. McCormick Charles Sitgreaves Henry P. H. Bromwell J. S. Golladay

Samuel McKee

Frederick Stone
John M. Broomall
Isaac R, Hawkins
Ulysses Mercur

Francis Thomas
Ralph P. Buckland
William S. Holman
George F. Miller

Charles H. Van Wyek Charles W. Buckley Chester D. Hubbard

James Mullins

Cadwal'r C, Washburn Henry L. Cake (alvin T. Hulburd Halbert E. Paine

Henry D. Washburn Amasa Cobb Morton C. Hunter

Theodore M. Pomeroy William B. Washbura Burton C. Cook J. Proctor Kuott Hiram Price

Stephen F. Wilson. Nathan F. Dixon

Those not voting are
Mr. George M. Adams Mr. James B. Beck

Mr. Roderick R. Butler Mr. Oliver J. Dickey
William B. Allison
John F. Benjamin
John B. Callis

Oliver H. Doekery
Oakes Amel
W. Jasper Blackburn John W. Chanler

W. P. Edwards
Stevenson Archer
James G. Blaine
John C. Churchill

Charles A. Eldridge
James M. Ashley
Thomas Bolex
Reader W. Clarke

John F. Farnsworth Samuel B. Axtell George S. Boutwell Thomas Cornell

John Fox Alexander H. Bailey C. C. Bowen

John Covode

John R. French
Jebu Baker
Nathaniel Bovden
Shelby M. Cullom

Adam J. Glossbrenner
John D. Baldwin
Benjamin M. Boyer
Henry L. Dawes

John A. Griswold Nathaniel P. Banks James Brnokx Columbus Delano

Charles Haight William H. Barnum Albert G. Burr

John T. Deweese

George A. Halsey

Mr. Charles M. Hamilton Mr. William S. Lincoln
Thomas Haughey

Benjamin F. Loan
John Hill

John A. Logan Samuel Hooper

William Loughridge Asahel W. Hubbard Samuel S. Marshall Richard D. Hubbard Hiram McCullough James M. Humphrey John Morrissey Thomas L. Jones

William Mungen George W. Julian

Carman A. Newcomb William D. Kelley

J. P. Newsham William H. Kelsey

John A. Nicholson Michael C. Kerr

David A. Nunn John H. Ketcham

S. Newton Pettis William H. Koontz

Charles E. Phelps Ixrael G. Lash

Charles W. Pierce William Lawrence

Frederick A. Piko

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So the bill was passed. Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith. Mr. Stephen F. Wilson, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled bills and joint resolutions of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 1930. An act granting a pension to Madge K. Guthrie and Robert B. Guthrie;

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

H. R. 1344. An act to confirm certain private land claims in the Territory of New Mexico;

H. Res. 211. Joint resolution for the relief of Henry S. Gibbons, Luther McNeal, and Seth M. Gates;

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

H. R. 1487. An act to declare and fix the status of the corps of judges advocate of the army;

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

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

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

H. R. 1928. An act granting a pension to Lemuel Bartholow;

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

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

H. R. 1989, An act for the relief of Peter McGough, collector of in ternal revenue and disbursing agent, twentieth district Pennsylvania; and

H. R. 425. An act for the relief of Mary A. Filler;
When
The Speaker signed the same.

The bill of the Senate (S. 753) to provide for the execution of judg. ments in capital cases, was taken up and read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its third reading,

Mr. Jenckes moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the said bill was read three times and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The bill of the Senate (S. 228) for the further security of equal rights in the District of Columbia was taken up and read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its third reading,

Mr. Holman moved that it be laid on the table'; which motion was disagreed to.

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

The joint resolution of the Senate (S. R. 217) for printing the medical and surgical history of the rebellion was next taken up and read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its third reading, A message from the Senate, by Mr. Hamlin, one of their clerks: Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a joint resolution and bill of the following titles, viz:

S. R. 239. Joint resolution more effectually to protect the fur trade in Alaska; and

S. 863. An act relating to telegraphic communication between the United States and foreign countries; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House.

The Senate insist upon their amendments, disagreed to by the House, to the bill (H. R. 1881) regulating the reports of national banking associ. ations, agree to the conference asked by the House thereon, and have appointed Mr. Cattell, Mr. Williams, and Mr. Conness, the conferees on their part.

The Senate have agreed to the amendment of the House to 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;

The Senate have also agreed to the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill of the House (H. R. 596) granting a pension to Mary A. Davis, widow of William P. Davis, a private in the 18th regiment of Indiana volunteers in the war of 1861;

The Senate have also passed bills of the House of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 2006. An act to establish certain post roads; and

H. R. 2009. An act to authorize the Secretary of War to place at the disposal of the National Lincoln Monument Association, at Springfield, Illinois, damaged and captured ordnance; with amendments, in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House; and a joint resolution of the House of the following title, viz:

H. Res. 468. A joint resolution authorizing the Union Pacific Railroad Company, eastern division, to change its name to the Kansas Pacific Railroad Company; without amendment.

And then,

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1869.

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

By Mr. Thomas D. Eliot: The petition of Charles Alney, of the State of Massachusetts, relative to the naturalization laws, to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Goss: The petition of Elias Wall, praying for the removal of disabilities, to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Humphrey: Resolution of the Board of Trade of Buffalo, New York, to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Sypher: The memorial of the Chamber of Commerce of New Orleans, Louisiana, relative to the bankrupt law, to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws.

By Mr. Phelps: The estimates from the Treasury Department, relative to appraiser's stores, Baltimore, Maryland;

By Mr. — : Papers relating to the marine corps deficiency; to the Committee on Appropriations.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. McDonald, their chief clerk:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed bills of the House of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 1808. An act making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1870;

H. R. 1672. An act making appropriations for the legislative, executive and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending June 30, 1870; severally with amendments, in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House.

On motion of Mr. Spalding, by unanimous consent, the House disagreed to the said amendments and asked conferences with the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon.

Ordered, That the following-named members be appointed managers at the said conferences on the part of the House, viz:

On H. R. 1808: Mr. Beaman, Mr. Blaine, and Mr. Nicholson.
On H. R. 1672: Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, Mr. Kelsey, and Mr. Phelps.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith;
When

The Speaker stated that before proceeding to tender his resignation of the office of Speaker, to take effect at the election of his successor, he had asked Mr. James F. Wilson to preside as Speaker pro tempore when he should leave the chair.

The Speaker then addressed the House as follows: Gentlemen of the House of Representatives :

The opening of the legislative day at the close of which I must enter upon another sphere of duty requires ine to tender to you this resignation of the office which by your kindness and confidence I have held, to take effect on the election of a Speaker for the brief remainder of this session.

The parting word among friends about to separate is always a regretful one; but the farewell which takes me from this hall, in which so many years have been spent, excites in me emotions which it would be useless to attempt to conceal.

The fourteen years during which I have been associated with the representatives of the people here have been full of eventful legislation, of exciting issues, and of grave decisions, vitally affecting the entire republic. All these, with the accompanying scenes which so often reproduced in this arena of debate the warmth of feeling of our antag. onizing constituencies, have passed into the domain of history. And I but refer to them to express the joy which apparently is shared by the mass of our countrymen that the storm-cloud of war which so long darkened our national horizon has at last passed away, leaving our imperilled Union saved; and that, by the decree of the people, more powerful than Presidents or Congresses, or armies, liberty was proclaimed throughout the land to all the inhabitants thereof.

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