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New Orleans and Ship Island canal, to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Under this call joint resolutions and memorials of State legislatures were presented and referred as follows, viz:

By Mr. Mullins: Joint resolutions of the legislature of the State of Tennessee, in relation to the navigation of the Tennessee river, to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Chester D. Hubbard : Joint resolutions of the legislature of the State of West Virginia, asking Congress to aid in the completion of the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

By Mr. Polsley: Joint resolutions of the legislature of the same State, asking Congress to pass a law incorporating the Washington and Cin. cinnati National Railroad Company, to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Mallory: Joint memorial of the legislature of the State of Oregon, asking from Congress a grant of land along the line of a wagon road from Tillamook valley to the Portland road at Lafayette, Yam Hill county, in said State, to the Committee on the Public Lands;

Also, joint resolutions of the same legislature, relating to the appointment by Congress of a commission to investigate and take proof as to losses sustained by citizens of Oregon on account of Indian depredations since report of last commission, to the Committee on Indian Affairs;

Also, joint resolutions of the same legislature, relating to granting and confirming unto the State of Oregon certain lands, to the Committee on the Public Lands;

Also, joint memorial of the same legislature, requesting the establishment of a mail route from the town of Roseburg, in Douglas county, to the Randolph post office, in Coos county, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

All the States and Territories having been called for bills on leave,
The Speaker next proceeded to call for resolutions;
When

Mr. Arnell submitted the following preamble and resolution; which were read, considered, and under the operation of the previous question agreed to, viz:

Whereas Ku-Klux outrages continue to be practiced upon peaceable and law-abiding citizens of the United States in the State of Tennessee and elsewhere: Therefore,

Resolved, That the Committee on Reconstruction be, and is hereby, instructed to inquire carefully into this whole matter and to report to the House, by bill or otherwise, at the earliest day possible.

Mr. Arnell 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. Stokes introduced a joint resolution (H. Res. 384) granting additional compensation to certain employés in the civil service of the goyernment at Washington; which was read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its engrossment,
Mr. Stokes moved the previous question.
Pending which,
Mr. Benjamin moved that the resolution be laid on the table.
And the question being put,

(Yeas........................ It was decided in the affirmative, Nays ...................... 73

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

Those who voted in the affirmative are

Fralia Barricht

Mr. William B. Allison Mr. Oliver H. Dockery Mr. William Lawrence Mr. John P.C. Shanks
Oakes Ames
Ignatius Donnelly
Benjamin F. Loan

H. H. Starkweather
Alexander H. Bailey Benjamin Eggleston William Loughridge Aaror F. Stevens
Jehu Baker
Jacob H. Ela
James M. Marvin

Thomas E. Stewart John D. Baldwin John F. Farnsworth Horace Maynard

John H. Stover Fernando C. Beaman William C. Fields

Dennis McCarthy

J. H. Sypher
John Beatty
Isaac R. Hawkins
Samuel McKee

Caleb N, Taylor
John F. Benjamin
William Higby
Ulysses Mercur

Nelson Tift
Jacob Benton
William S. Holman
William Moore

Lawrence S. Trimble
John A. Binghamn
Benjamin F. Hopkins Daniel J. Morrell

Charles Upson
Austin Blair
Chester D. Hubbard John Morrissey

Henry Van Aerpam
George S. Boutwell
Calvin T. Hulburd
James Mullins

Burt Van Horn Nathaniel Boyden

James M. Humphrey Carman A. Newcomb Charles H. Van Wyck John M. Broomall Morton C. Hunter J. P. Newsham

Hamilton Ward Charles W. Buckley Ebon C. Ingersoll

William E. Niblack

Cadwal'r C. Washburn John C. Churchill Norman B. Judd Godlove S. Orth

Ellihu B. Washburne Reader W. Clarke George W. Julian Frederick A. Pike

William B. Washburn
Amasa Cobb
William D. Kelley
Tobias A. Plants

Martin Welker
John Coburn
William H. Kelsey
Daniel Polsley

William Williams
Burton C. Cook
John H. Keteham
Hiram Price

James F. Wilson
John Covode
William H. Koontz
Green B. Raum

John T. Wilson
Shelby M. Cullom
Israel G. Lash
Lewis W. Ross

William Windom, John T. Deweese

George V. Lawrence Glenni W. Scofield Those who voted in the negative areMr. Stevenson Archer Mr. W. P. Edwards Mr. Bethuel M. Kitchen Mr. Robert C. Schenck James M. Ashley Thomas D. Eliot J. Proctor Knott

Charles Sitgreaves Samuel B. Axtell Orange Ferriss William S. Lincoln

Rufus P. Spalding Nathaniel P. Banks John R. French

Samuel S. Marshall William B. Stokes James B. Beck James A. Garfield George F. Miller

Frederick Stone
C.C. Bowen
J. Lawrence Getz

James K. Moorhead Stephen Taber
Benjamin M. Boyer
Adam J. Glossbrenner William Mungen

John Taffe
Henry P. H. Bromwell J.S. Gollada y

Leonard Myers

Francis Thomas
James Brooks
James H. Goss

Benjamin W. Norris Row'd E. Trowbridge
Albert G. Burr
Samuel F. Gove
Charles O'Neill

Ginery Twichell Roderick R, Butler Joseph J. Gravely Halbert E. Paine

Philadelph Van Trump John B. Callis Asa P. Grover Sidney Perham

Henry D. Washburn Samuel F. Cary Thomas Haughey S. Newton Pettis

B. F. Whittemore John W. Chanler Thomas A. Jenckes Luke P. Poland

Stephen F. Wilson
Sidney Clarke
Alexander H. Jones
C. H. Prince

Fernando Wood
Simeon Corley
Thomas L. Jones
John V. L. Pruyn

Fred'k E. Woodbridge Oliver J. Dickey

Francis W. Kellogg William H, Robertson George W. Woodward John F. Driggs Michael C. Kerr

William E. Robinson P. M. B. Young. Eplıraim R. Eckley

Those not voting areMr. George M. Adams Mr. Columbus Delano Mr. Julius Hotchkiss Mr. Charles W. Pierce George W. Anderson Nathan F. Dixon

Asahel W. Hubbard William A. Pile Samuel M. Arnell

Grenville M. Dodge Richard D. Hubbard Theodore M. Pomeroy Delos R. Ashley Charles A. Eldridge James A. Johnson

Samuel J. Randall
Demas Barnes
Thomas W. Ferry
Addison H. Laflin

Logan H. Roots
William H. Barnum
John Fox
John A. Logan

Philetus Sawyer W. Jasper Blackburn John A. Griswold

John Lynch

Lewis Selye
James G. Blaine
Charles Haight
Rufus Mallory

Samuel Shellabarger
Thomas Boles
George A, Halsey

James R. McCormick Worthington C. Smith Ralph P. Buckland Charles M. Hamilton Hiram McCullough

John Trimble Benjamin F. Butler Abner C. Harding

John A. Nicholson

Daniel M. Van Anken Henry L. Cake David Heaton David A. Nunn

Robert T. Van Horn
J. W. Clift
John Hill
John A. Peters

Michael Vidal
Thomas Cornell
Samuel Hooper
Charles E. Phelps

Thomas Williams.
Henry L. Dawes
So the joint resolution 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. Spalding, by unanimous consent, submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was read, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed, viz:

Resolved, (the Senate concurring,) That Congress will not entertain any project that looks directly or indirectly to the repudiation of the debt of the United States; hence the Congress unhesitatingly abjures the proposition embraced in the executive message of applying the interest that shall hereafter be paid on the six per cent. bonds in liquidation of the principal sum named in said securities.

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. 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 ; When The Speaker signed the same. The morning hour having expired,

The Speaker, by unanimous consent laid before the House communi. cations as follows, viz:

I. A letter from the Postmaster General, transmitting estimates of sums required for the service of that department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1870; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

II. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting papers requesting that a pension be granted to Charles McCarthy, formerly an engineer on United States military railroad in Tennessee, with the recommendation of the general of the army, if facts are found true; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

III. A letter from the Secretary of State, transmitting, in compliance with the act of March 2, 1799, an abstract of the returns made to that department by collectors of customs, of American seamen registered in the several ports of entry of the United States; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

IV. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting the report of Inspector General Hardie, relative to purchasing the building known as “ army building,” in New York city, now under lease for military purposes; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

V. A letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting statement by Surgeon General Barnes of expenditures made under his direction of the appropriation by Congress for the Columbia Hospital for Women and Lying-in Asylum ; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed.

VI. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting petitions for removal of their political disabilities from Robert Gilliam, J. N. Ryan, Abram Shepherd, F. F. Stribling, and N. K. Trent, of Virginia, and W. H. Grant, of Georgia; which was referred to the ('ommittee on Reconstruction.

VII. A letter from the Secretary of War, stating that it is impracticable to state with sufficient accuracy the amount expended during the year ended June 30, 1808, on account of the Indian war, and that the amount expended for river and harbor surveys and improvements for same period was $3,130,154 68; which was laid on the table.

VIII. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting draught of a bill allowing the Secretary to furnish collectors of internal revenue with fire and burglar proof safes; which was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

IX. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting the papers and recommending that permission be granted by law to Joseph Segar, of Virginia, to erect and keep a hotel on the public grounds at Fortress Monroe, under proper restrictions by the Secretary of War; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

X. A letter from the Commissioner of the General Land Office, transinitting reports of the Solicitor of the Treasury and ('ommissioner of Indian Affairs relative to the claim of Charles May to certain lots m

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in compliance with House resolution of July 1, 1868; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

XI. Joint resolutions of the legislative assembly of the State of Oregon, rescinding resolution passed September 19, 1866, relative to amending the Constitution of the United States, and withdrawing the assent of the State of Oregon to the proposed 14th constitutional amendment; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the last named communication was referred and ordered to be printed, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to

The Speaker also laid before the House copies of the laws of Colorado Territory; which were referred to the ('ommittee on the Territories.

Mr. Broomall moved that the rules be suspended so as to enable him to submit the following preamble and resolution, viz :

Whereas the President of the United States, in his annual message to the fortieth Congress at its third session, says: “It may be assumed that the holders of our securities have already received upon their bonds a larger amount than their original investment, measured by a gold standard. Upon this statement of facts it would seem but just and equitable that the six per cent. interest now paid by the government should be applied to the reduction of the principal in semi-annual instalments, which in sixteen years and eight months would liquidate the entire national debt. Six per cent. in gold would at present rates be equal to nine per cent. in currency, and equivalent to the payment of the debt one and a half time in a fraction less than seventeen years. This, in connection with all the other advantages derived from their investment, would afford to the public creditors a fair and liberal compensation for the use of their capital, and with this they should be satistied. The lessons of the past admonish the lender that it is not well to be over-anxious in exacting from the borrower rigid compliance with the letter of the bond ;” and whereas such sentiments, if permitted to go to the world without immediate protest, may be understood to be the sentiments of the people of the United States and their representatives in Congress: Therefore,

Resolred, That all forms and degrees of repudiation of national indebtedness are odious to the American people. And that under no circumstances will their representatives consent to offer the public creditor, as full compensation, a less amount of money than that which the government contracted to pay him. And the question being put,

(Yeas .................... 135 It was decided in the affirmative, Nays........

Not voting........ Two-thirds voting in favor thereof. The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative areMr. William B. Allison Mr. Austin Blair

Mr. John Coburn

Mr. Ephraim R. Eckley
Oakes Ames
George S. Boutwell Burton C. Cook

W. P. Edwards
Samuel M. Arnell
C.C. Bowen
Simeon Corley

Benjamin Eggleston
James M. Ashley
Nathaniel Boyden
John Covode

Jacob H. Ela Alexander H. Bailey John M. Broomall

Shelby M. Cullom

Thomas D. Eliot
Jehu Baker
Charles W. Buckley Henry L, Dawes

John F. Farnsworth
John D. Baldwin
Roderick R. Butler
John T. Deweese

Orange Ferriss Nathaniel P. Banks John B. Callis

Oliver J. Dickey

William C. Fields Fernando C. Beaman John C. Churchill

Nathan F. Dixon

John R. French
John Beatty
Reader W. Clarke
Oliver H. Dockery

James A. Garfield
John F. Benjamin
Sidney Clarke
Ignatius Donnelly

Samuel F. Gove
John A. Bingham
Amasa Cobb
John F. Driggs

Joseph J. Gravely

Mr. John A. Griswold Mr. William Lawrence Mr. Halbert E. Paine Mr. Caleb N. Taylor
Thomas Haughey
William S. Lincoln
Sidney Perham

Francis Thomas
Isaac R. Hawkins
Benjamin F. Loan
John A. Peters

Row'd E. Trowbridge
William Higby
William Loughridge S. Newton Pettis

Ginery Twichell
Samuel Hooper
John Lynch
Frederick A. Pike

Charles Upson
Benjamin F. Hopkins Rufus Mallory

Tobias A. Plants

Henry Van Aernam Julius Hotchkiss James M. Marvin Luke P. Poland

Burt Van Horn Chester D. Hubbard Horace Maynard

Daniel Polsley

Charles H. Van Wyck Richard D. Hubbard Dennis McCarthy

Hiram Price

Hamilton Ward
Morton C. Hunter
Samuel McKee
Green B. Raum

Cadwal'r C. Washburn
Ebon C. Ingersoll
Ulysses Mercur

William H. Robertson Ellihu B. Washburne Thomas A. Jencker George F. Miller Robert C. Schenck

Henry D. Washburn Alexander II. Jones William Moore

Glenpi W. Scofield

William B. Washburn
Norman B. Judd
James K. Moorhead John P. C. Shanks

Martin Welker
George W. Julian
Daniel J. Morrell

Worthington C. Smith B. F. Whittemore
William D. Kelley
John Morrissey
Rufus P. Spalding

William Williams
William H. Kelsey
James Mullins

H. H. Starkweather James F. Wilson
John H. Ketcham
Leonard Myers
Thomas E. Stewart

John T. Wilson
Bethuel M. Kitchen
J. P. Newsham
William B. Stokes

Stephen F. Wilson
William H. Koontz
Benjamin W. Norris John H. Stover

William Windom
Israel G. Lash
Charles O'Neill
J. H. Sypher

Fred'k E. Woodbridge. George V. Lawrence Godlove S. Orth

John Taffe Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. George M. Adams Mr. J. S. Gollada y
Stevenson Archer

Asa P. Grover
Sanibel B. Axtell

William S. Holman James B. Beck

James M. Humphrey James Brooks

Thomas L. Jones Albert G. Burr

J. Proctor Knott
Samuel F. Cary

Samuel S. Marshall
J. Lawrence Getz
Those not voting are-

Mr. James R. McCormick Mr. Charles Sitgreaves
William Mungen

Frederick Stone
William E. Niblack

Lawrence S. Trimble
Charles E. Phelps

Philadelph Van Trump John V. L. Pruyn

Fernando Wood William E. Robinson George W. Woodward Lewis W. Rosy

P. M. B. Young.

Mr. George W. Anderson Mr. Thomas Cornell Mr. Asahel W. Hubbard Mr. (. H. Prince
Delos R. Asbley
Columbus Delano
Calvin T. Hulburd

Samuel J. Randall
Demas Barpes
Grenville M. Dodge
James A. Johnson

Logan H. Roots
William H. Barnum
Charles A. Eldridge Francis W. Kellogg

Philetus Sawyer
Jacob Benton
Thomas W. Ferry
Michael C. Kerr

Lewis Selye
W. Jasper Blackburn John Fox

Addison H. Laflin

Samuel Shellabarger Jannes G. Blaine Adam J. Glossbrenner John A. Logan

Aaron F. Stevens
Thomas Boles
James H. Goss
Hiram McCullough

Stephen Taber
Benjamin M. Boyer
Charles Haight

Carman A. Newcomb Nelson Tift
Henry P. H. Bromwell George A. Halsey

John A. Nicholson

John Trimble
Ralph P. Buckland
Charles M. Hamilton David A. Nunn

Daniel M. Van Auken Benjamin F. Butler Abner C. Harding

Charles W. Pierce

Robert T. Van Horn
Henry L. Cake
David Heaton
William A. Pile

Michael Vidal
John W. Chanler
John Hill

Theodore M. Pomeroy Thomas Williams. J. W. Clift

So the rules were suspended.

And the question recurring, Will the House agree to the said preamble and resolutions ?

Mr. Randall demanded a division of the question. The Speaker put the question : Will the House agree to the preamble and first part of the resolution? the same being in the words following:

Whereas the President of the United States, in his annual message to the fortieth Congress at its third session, says: “It may be assumed that the holders of our securities have already received upon their bonds a larger amount than their original investment, measured by a gold standard. Upon this statement of facts it would seem but just and equitable that the six per cent. interest now paid by the government should be applied to the reduction of the principal in semi-annual instalments, which in sixteen years and eight months would liquidate the entire national debt. Six per cent. in gold would at present rates be equal to nine per cent. in currency, and equivalent to the payment of the debt one and a half time in a fraction less than seventeen years. This, in connection with all the other advantages derived from their investment, would afford to the public creditors a fair and liberal compensation for the use of their capital, and with this they should be satisfied. The lessons of the past admonish the lender that it is not well to be overanxious in exacting from the borrower rigid compliance with the letter

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