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of N. K. Trout, of Staunton, Virginia, for removal of political disabilities; which was referred to the Committee on Reconstruction.

III. A letter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting a letter from the chief of the Bureau of Steam Engineering relative to the amount of money expended in experiments on steam expansion; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Scofield, from the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill of the House No. 1911 (deficiencies) submitted the following report; which was read, considered, and, under the operation of the previous question, agreed to, viz:

“The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill of the House (H. R. 1911) making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1869, and for other purposes, having met, after full and free conference have agreed to recommend, and do recommend, to their respective houses as follows:

“ They recommend that the House recede from their disagreement to the amendments of the Senate numbered 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, and 30, and agree to the same.

“ They recommend that the Senate recede from their amendments numbered 1, 5, 16, 18, 21, 26, and 27.

“ They recommend that the House recede from their disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 21 and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: After the word "compensation' insert exceeding one-eighth of one per cent. in any case.

“ They recommend that the House recede from their disagreement to the fourth amendment of the Senate, so far as it proposes to strike out the second proviso in said amendment; and the Senate. agree to the same.

- They reccmmend that the House recede from their disagreement to the 19th amendment of the Senate and agree to the saine with an amendment, as follows: Insert in lieu of said amendment the words

for the construction of basin and new dock-barge office at Nec York, $25,000.

"They recommend that the House recede from their disagreement to the 20th amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: Strike out $15,000,' and insert in lieu thereof • $7,500.

“ They recommend that the House recede from their disagreement to the 25th amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: Insert in lieu of the words stricken out the words for collecting, preparing, and printing the proceedings at the decoration of the soldiers' graves, under resolution of June 22, 1868, $2,000; and the Senate agree to the same. - Managers on the part of the House of Representatives,

“G. W. SCOFIELD.

6. STEVENSON ARCHER. “ Managers on the part of the Senate

“ TIMOTHY O. HOWE.
66 A. H. CRAGIN.
“ J. W. NYE."

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate with the concurrence of the House in the said report.

Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, from the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill of the House No. 1672,

(legislative, &c., appropriations,) submitted the following report; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

“ The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the amendments to the bill (H. R. 1672) making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the gor. ernment for the year ending the 30th of June, 1870, having met, after full and free conference have agreed to recommend, and do recommend, to their respective houses, as follows:

“ That the Senate recede from their amendments numbered 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 29, 34, 35, 36, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 65, 71, 75, 76, 77, 78, 84, and 90.

“That the House of Representatives recede from their disagreement to the amendments of the Senate numbered 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 30, 32, 33, 37, 38, 39, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 73, 79, 85, 86, and' 89; and agree to the same.

“That the House recede from their disagreement to the fourth amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment, as fol. lows: Strike out of said amendment . $1,000,' and insert in lieu the following words: Ten dollars' worth for each member, $740;' and the Senate agree to the same.

“ That the House recede from their disagreement to the fifth amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: Strike out of said amendment the following: $2,000,' and insert in lieu. thereof the following words: “Ten dollars' worth for each member and delegate, $2,260;' and the Senate agree to the same.

“ That the House recede from their disagreement to the sixth amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: In line 3 of said amendment strike out the word “eleven, and insert in lieu the word · five;' and the Senate agree to the same.

That the Senate recede from their seventh amendment, and on page 10, line 15 of the bill, strike out the word “five;' and the House agree to the same as so modified.

" That the Senate recede from their eleventh amendment, and on page 11, line 25 of the bill, strike out the word legislative;' and the House agree to the same as so modified.

6 That the Senate recede from their amendments numbered 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28; and on page 17 of the bill strike out all after the word • dollars,' in line 20, down to and including the word classes,' in line 25.

“ That the House recede from their disagreement to the thirty-first amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: After the word dollars, in line 13 on page 2 of the bill, bill, add the following: Provided, That the Commissioner of Internal Revenue shall make a detailed report to Congress of the expenditure of this appropriation at the next December session, to whom paid, how much to each, and for what purpose, giving the items of each payment and the number of employés ; and hereafter the said Commissioner shall estimate in detail by collection districts the expense of assessing and the expense of the collection of internal revenue.

" Tbat the Senate recede from their forty-second amendment, and that the word “and' contained in said amendment be stricken out and the word · at inserted in lieu thereof.

" That the House recede from their disagreement to the sixty-ninth amendment and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: In lieli of said amendment insert sixty-eight thousand fire ;' and the Senate agree to the same.

66 That the House recede from their disagreement to the seventieth amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: Strike out of said amendment the words "one thousand,' and insert in lieu seren hundred and twenty.'

“ That the House recede from their disagreement to the seventy-second amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: Strike out of said amendment the words .seven thousand five hundred,' and insert in lieu fifteen thousand.

" That the House recede from their disagreement to the seventy-fourth amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: Strike out of said amendment the word · fifteen,' and insert in lieu the word ten.'

“ That the House recede from their disagreement to the eightieth amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: Strike out of said amendment twenty-five thousand two hundred,' and insert .twenty thousand; and at the end of line 14 page 42 of the bill, add the following words: Prorided, That hereafter the salaries of the clerks and messengers employed in the office shall not exceed the sum hererrith appropriated.'

66 That the House recede from their disagreement to the eighty-first amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: Strike out the words proposed to be inserted by said amendment, and insert in lieu ninety thousand.'

66 That the House recede from their disagreement to the eighty-second amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: Strike out of said amendment the words twenty-four,' and insert 'turenty.

6. That the House recede from their disagreement to the eighty-third amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: Strike out of said amendment the word “ten,' and insert the word “eight.

" That the House recede from their disagreement to the eighty-seventh . amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: Strike out of said amendment the word • seven,' and insert fire?

66 That the House recede from their disagreement to the eighty-eighth amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: Strike out the words fourteen thousand eight hundred and fifty,' and insert • ten thousand.

6. That the House recede from their disagreement to the ninety-first amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendinent, as follows: In line 6 of said amendinent, after the word • Departments, insert the following words: The number of clerks in their several depart. ments, the number employed therein during the preceding fiscal year, when employed and when discharged, and the amount of compensation receired by each. “ Managers on the part of the House of Representatives

“ BENJAMIN F. BUTLER. 66 W. H. KELSEY.

" CHARLES E. PHELPS. “ Managers on the part of the Senate

“L. M. MORRILL,
“ TIMOTHY O. HOWE.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate with the concurrence of the House in the said report.

On motion of Mr. Banks, by unanimous consent, the House insisted upon its amendment, disagreed to by the Senate, to the joint resolution of the Senate (S. R. 178) tendering sympathy to the people of Spain, and asked a conference with the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon.

Ordered, That Mr. Banks, Mr. Barnes, and Mr. Blair, be the managers at the said conference on the part of the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The joint resolution of the House (H. Res. 413) in relation to lands and other property of W. W. Corcoran, in the District of Columbia, used by the United States government during and since the war of the rebellion, with the amendment of the Senate thereto, was next taken up, and referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Scofield moved that the vote on reference be reconsidered.
Pending which,

Mr. Stevens moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which motion was disagreed to.

The motion to reconsider was then agreed to.

The question then recurred on the motion to refer, and it was decided in the negative.

The question then recurring on the amendment of the Senate to the said joint resolution,

The same was read as follows, viz:
Page 1, line seven, strike out all after until” and insert :

Said W. W. Corcoran shall have taken and subscribed before some person duly authorized to administer oaths, the following oath : 'I, W. W. Corcoran, do solemnly swear that I have never voluntarily borne arms against the United States since I have been a citizen thereof; that I have voluntarily given no aid, countenance, counsel, or encouragement, either personally or by agent, to persons engaged in armed hostility thereto; that I hare neither sought nor accepted nor attempted to exercise the functions of any office whatever under any authority or pretended authority in hostility to the United States; that I have not yielded a voluntary support to any pretended government, authority, power, or constitution within the United States, hostile or inimical thereto; and I do further suear that, to the best of my knowledge and ability, I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion : so help me God. And that said oath, so taken and subscribed, shall be filed with the Secretary of the Treasury in connection with all payments of money for the purposes above mentioned." And the question being put, Will the House agree thereto?

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Mr. George M. Adams

Samuel B. Axtell
William H Barnum
Fernando C. Beaman
James B. Beck
John A. Bingham
Austin Blair
Nathaniel Boyden
Jamey Brooks
Albert G. Burr

Mr. Simeon Corley

John F. Driggs
Jacob H. Ela
Charles A. Eldridge
Job F. Farnsworth
James A. Garfield
J. Lawrence Getz
J. S. Golladay
James H. Goss
Asa P. Grover

Mr. Charles Haight

William Higby
William S. Holman
Ebon C. Ingersoll
James A. Johnson
Alexander H. Jones
Thomas L. Jones
Bethuel M. Kitchen
J. Proctor Knott
Johu Lynch

Mr. Rufus Mallory

Samuel S. Marshall James K. Moorhead Daniel J. Morrell William Mungen William E. Niblack Luke P. Poland John V. L. Pruyn Samuel J. Randall Green B. Raum

Mr. William H. Robertson Mr. Worthington C. Smith Mr. Lawrence S. Trimble Mr. Philadelph Van Trump Williain E. Robinson Thomas E. Stewart

Charles Upson

Fred'k E. Woodbridge
Lewis W. Rosy
Stephen Taber

Daniel M. Van Auken P. M. B. Young.
• Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. William B. Allison Mr. Shelby M. Callom Mr. William H. Koontz Mr. Philetus Sawyer
Oakes Ames
Henry L. Dawes
William Lawrence

Glenni W. Scofield
Jeliu Baker
Nathan F. Dixon
John A. Logan

Lewis Selye
Nathaniel P. B.inks Grenville M. Dodge William Loughridge Aaron F. Stevens
John F. Benjamin
Ignatius Donnelly
Horace Mavvard

John H. Stover
Jacob Benton
Benjamin Egglesion Denais McCarthy

J. H. Sypher
George S. Boutwell
Thomas D. Eliot
Samuel McKee

Row'd E. Trowbridge
Heary P. H. Bromwell Orange Ferriss

Ulysses Mercur

Burt Van Horu
John M. Broomall
Thomas W. Ferry
George F. Miller

Robert T. Vaa Horn
Ruph P. Buckland
William C. Fields
William Moore

Hamilton Ward
John B. Callis
George A. Halsey
James Mullins

Cadwal'r C. Washburn
John C. Churchill
John Hill
Charles O'Neill

William B. Washburn
Sidney Clarke
Benjamin F. Hopkins Godlove S. Orth

Martin Welker
J. W. Clift
Calvin T. Hulburd
Halbert E. Paine

Thomas Williams
Amasa Cobb
George W. Julian
Charles E. Phelps

James F. Wilson
John Coburn
William H. Kelsey
Hiram Price

Stephen F. Wilson
Burton C. Cook
John H. Ketcham
Logan H: Roots

William Windum.
John Covode

Those not voting are-
• Mr. George W. Anderson Mr. Oliver H. Dockery Mr. Francis W. Kellogg Mr. C. H. Prince
Stevenson Archer
Ephraim R. Eckley
Michael C. Kerr

Robert C. Schepek
Samuel M, Arnell
W. P. Edwards
Addison H. Laflin

John P.C. Shanks
Delos R. Ashley
James T. Elliott
Israel G. Lash

Samuel Shella barger
James M. Ashley
John Fox

George V. Lawrence Charles Sitgreaves
Alexander H. Bailey John R. French

William S. Lincoln

Rufus P. Spalding
John D. Baldwin
Adam J. Glossbrenner Benjamin F. Loan

H. H. Stark weather
Dema, Barnes
Samuel F. Gove
James M. Marvin

William B. Stokes
John Bratty
Joseph J. Gravely

James R. McCormick Frederick Stone
W. Jasper Blackburn John A. Griswold

Hiram McCullough

John Taffe
James G. Blaine
Charles M. Hamilton John Morrissey

Caleb N. Taylor
Thomas Boles
Abner C. Harding
Leonard Myers

Francis Thoina
C. C. Bowen
Thomas Haughey

Carinan A. Newcomb Nelson Tilt
Benjamin M. Boyer
Isaac R. Hawkins
J. P. Newsham

John Trimble
Charles W. Buckley David Heaton

John A. Nicholson

Ginery Twichell Benjamin F. Butler Samuel Hooper

Benjamin W. Norris Henry Van Aernam Ro ierick R. Butler Julius Hotchkiss

David A. Nunn

Charles H. Van Wyck
Henry L. Cake
Asahel W. Hubbard Sidney Perbam

Michael Vidal
Samuel F. Cary
Chexter D. Hubbard
John A. Peters

Ellibu B. Washburne
John W. Chanler
Richard D. Hubbard S. Newton Pettis

Henry D. Washburn
Reader W. Clarke
James M. Humphrey Charles W. Pierce

B. F. Wbittemore
Schuyler Colfax
Morton C. Hunter
Frederick A. Pike

William Williams
Thoinas Corpell
Thomas A. Jenckes William A. Pile

John T. Wilson
Columbus Delano
Norman B. Jndd
Tobias A. Plants

Fernando Word
John T. Deweese
William D. Kelley
Daniel Polsley

George W. Woodward.
Oliver J. Dickey

So the said amendment was disagreed to.
On motion of Mr. Scotield,

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

Ordered, That Mr. Scofield, Mr. Maynard, and Mr. Eldridge be the managers at the said conference on the part of the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Gorham, their Secretary : Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a bill of the House of the fol. lowing title, viz:

Au act (H. R. 2007) making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending June 30, 1870, and for other parposes; with amendments, in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House.

The House having, by unanimous consent, proceeded to the consideration of the said amendments, the same were severally disagreed to.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Spalding, Mr. Starkweather, and Mr. Marshall, be the managers at the said conference on the part of the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

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