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H. R. 288. An act recognizing the survey of the Grand Cheniere island, State of Louisiana, as approved by the surveyor general, and for other purposes.

H. R. 353. An act for the relief of Thomas R. Livingston.

H. R. 456. An act granting a pension to James Alexander, an invalid soldier of the war of 1812.

H. R. 524. An act for the relief of J. R. Crump.
H. R. 587. An act for the relief of Anton L. C. Portman.

H. R. 699. An act to amend "An act regulating the diplomatic and consular system of the United States."

The Senate have also passed bills and a resolution of the following titles, viz:

S. 190. An act in relation to mission claims at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan;

S. 291. An act for the relief of Mary Preston, widow of George Preston;

S. Res. 36. A resolution for the restoration of Lieutenant Augustus S. Baldwin to the active list from the leave of absence list of the navy; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.

Mr. Davidson, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 99. An act for the relief of Benjamin Sayre.
H. R. 421. An act for the relief of Joel M. Smith.

H. R. 529. An act granting a pension to Martha Sanderson, widow of Major Winslow F. Sanderson.

H. R. 838. An act to change the name of the ship “Rockall” to 16 Massachusetts."

H. R. 839. An act to amend an act approved the 3d day of March, 1847, entitled "An act to establish a port of entry at Saluria, in the State of Texas, and for other purposes.

S. 84. An act to facilitate communication between the Atlantic and Pacific States by electric telegraph.

S. 118. An act for the relief of David Myerle.

S. 378. An act to relinquish the title of the United States to certain lands occupied by the city of Baton Rouge, in Louisiana.

S. 464. An act to amend an act entitled “An act in addition to the acts prohibiting the slave trade."

H. R. 288. An act recognizing the survey of the Grand Cheniere island, State of Louisiana, as approved by the surveyor general, and for other purposes.

H. R. 456. An act granting a pension to James Alexander, an invalid soldier of the war of 1812.

H. R. 353. An act for the relief of Thomas R. Livingston.

H. R. 699. An act to amend "An act regulating the diplomatic and consular system of the United States."

H. R. 587. An act for the relief of Anton L. C. Portman.
H. R. 524. An act for the relief of J. R. Crump.
When
The Speaker signed the same.

Mr. Thaddeus Stevens, from the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill of the House (H. R. 215) making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes for the year ending June 30, 1861, submitted the following report, viz:

"The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the amendments to the bill (H. R. 215) making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes for the year ending June 30, 1861, having met, after full and free con: ference have agreed to recommend to their respective houses as follows:

"That the Senate recede from the following amendments, viz: 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 82, 83, and 92.

"That the House recede from their disagreement to the following amendments and agree to the same, viz: 79, 80, 81, and 85.

“That the House recede from their disagreement to the 69th amendment, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

“Strike out all after the word "month,' in line 4, page 17, to and including the word 'superintendents,' in line 26, on same page.

"That the Senate agree to the amendment of the House to the 78th amendmert of the Senate.

"That the Senate recede from their disagreement to the amend. ment of the House to the Senate's 91st amendment, and agree to said House amendment with an amendment as follows:

" Strike out from said House amendment the words for the extinguishment of their title to lands in the region around Pike's Peak.'

" That the House recede from their disagreement to the 74th amendment, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

“Strike out said 74th amendment, and in lieu thereof insert the following:

To enable the Secretary of the Interior to pay settlers for their improvements on lands situated within the general reservation at Puget's Sound, the value of which shall be ascertained under the direction of the said Secretary, nine thousand dollars.

“ That the House recede from their disagreement to the 84th amendment, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

“Strike out said amendment, and in lieu thereof insert the following:

For surveys of reservations for the Nez Percés, Flathead, and Yakama Indians, and the Indians west of the Cascade mountains, fifteen thousand dollars. Managers on the part of the House of Representatives,

" THADDEUS STEVENS.
"EM. ETHERIDGE.
" CHAS. L. SCOTT.

"Managers on the part of the Senate

"J. A. PEARCE.
" W. K. SEBASTIAN.

" HENRY WILSON."
The same having been read,
The question was put, Will the House agree thereto?
And it was decided in the affirmative.
So the said report was agreed to.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Underwood moved that the vote by which the said report was agreed to be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. De Witt C. Leach moved that the rules be suspended, so as to take from the Speaker's table the resolution of the Senate (S. Res. 41) for the relief of Arthur Edwards and his associates. And the question being put,

Yeas

101

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

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. Charles F. Adanis Mr. Stephen C. Foster Mr. John J. Perry
Green Adams
Augustus Frank

John U. Petiit
Cyrus Aldrich
John A. Gilmer

John F. Potter
John B. Alley
Daniel W. Gooch

John H. Reagan
William C. Anderson
James H. Graham

Alexander H Rice
John A. Bingham
Galusha A. Grow

Christopher Robinson
Francis P. Blair, jr.
James T. Hale

Homer E. Royce
Harrison G. Blake
John B. Haskin

John Sherman
Alexander R. Boteler
William Helmick

Daniel E. Somes
John E. Bouligny
Joshua Hill

Elbridge G. Spaulding
William D. Brayton
William Howard

Thaddeus Stevens
James Buffinton
William A. Howard

William Stewart
John C. Burch
James Humphrey

William B. Stokes
Martin Butterfield
Benjamin F. Junkin

Lansing Stout
John Carey
Francis W. Kellogg

Mason W. Tappan
Luther C. Carter
William Kellogg

Miles Taylor
John Cochrane
William S. Kenyon

Thomas C. Theaker
Schuyler Colfax
De Witt C. Leach

Cydnor B. Tompkins
Thomas Corwin
James M. Leach

Charles R. Train
Samuel S. Cox

Henry C. Longnecker Carey A. Trimble
James Craig
Owen Lovejoy

William Vandever
Samuel R. Curtis
Gilman Marston

Charles H. Van Wyck
Thomas G. Davidson
James B. McKean

John P. Verree
H. Winter Davis
Edward McPherson

Edward Wade
John G. Davis
John S. Millson

E. P. Walton
Henry L Dawes
William Montgomery

Cadwalader C. Washburn
Charles Delano
James K. Moorhead

Ellihu B. Washburne
William H. Dimmick
Justin S. Morrill

Israel Washburn, jr.
R. Holland Duell
Edward Joy Morris

Alfred Wells
Thomas M. Edwards
Freeman H. Morse

James Wilson
Alfred Ely
Thomas A. R. Nelson

William Windom
William H. English
William E. Niblack

John Wood
John F. Farnsworth
John T. Nixon

John Woodruff
Reuben E. Fenton
George W. Palmer

Samuel H. Woodson. Those who voted in the negative are

Mr William Allen

John D. Ashmore
William Barksdale

Mr. Thomas S. Bocock

William W. Boyce
Lawrence O'B. Branch

Mr. Francis M. Bristow

Henry C. Burnett
Alfred A. Burnham

Mr. Horace F. Clark

David Clopton
Williainson R. W. Cobb
Burton Craige
Martin J. Crawford
Jabez L. M. Curry
Daniel C. De Jarnette
Emerson Etheridge
Orris S. Ferry
Lucius J. Gartrell
Thomas Hardeman, jr.
John T. Harris
Robert Hatton
Thomas C. Hindman
Charles B. Hoard
William S. Holman
George S. Houston
George W. Hughes

Mr. James Jackson

Albert G Jenkins
John J. Jones
Lawrence M. Keitt
John W. Killinger
Jacob M. Kui kel
John M. Landrum
Charles H. Larrabee
Shelton F. Leake
M. Lindley Lee
Dwight Loomis
Robert Mallory
Elbert S. Martin
Horace Maynard
John A. McClernand
John McQueen
John J. McRae
W. Porcher Miles

Mr. Laban T. Moore

Sydenham Moore
Samuel O. Peyton
John S. Phelps
Albert G. Porter
James M. Quarles
James C. Robinson
Thomas Rutin
Otho R Singleton
William N. H. Smith
John W. Stevenson
James A. Stewart
John L. N. Stratton
James H. Thomas
John W. H. Underwood
Zebulon B. Vance
John V. Wright.

So the House refused to suspend the rules.

Mr. Stratton having called up the report of the Committee of Elections in the case of James S. Chrisman contesting the seat of William C. Anderson as a representative from the State of Kedtucky—the pending question being on the resolution reported from the said committee

Leave was granted to the contestant to speak to the merits of the case, with the understanding that the contestant might speak one hour; then that the sitting member might speak two hours, and then that the contestant might speak one hour.

After debate,

The further consideration of the subject was postponed until Monday next, at 11 o'clock a. m., with the general understanding that the previous question should be moved at 11 o'clock p. m. on that day.

A A message from the Senate, by Mr. Patton, one of their clerks:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a joint resolution of this House of the following title, viz:

H. Res. 22. Joint resolution in relation to the public printing; without amendment.

On motion of Mr. Sherman, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That a letter addressed to him, as chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means, by the Secretary of the Treasury, as to the probable means of the treasury, and the probable demands upon it for the next fiscal year, be printed.

On motion of Mr. Sherman, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That a letter addressed to him, as chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means, by the Secretary of the Interior, asking an increased appropriation for the return to Africa of recaptured Africans, be printed.

Mr. John Cochrane moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the report of the select committee on the public stores in New York was postponed until the next session of Congress.

The said motion was passed over for the present.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by J. Buchanan, his private secretary, notifying the House that he did, on the 15th instant, approve and sign bills and a resolution of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 321. An act authorizing the sale of the Western Military Asylum, in Ilarrodsburg;

H. R. 819. An act providing for additional terms of the United States circuit and district courts in the State of Kentucky;

H. Res. 17. Joint resolution for the relief of William H. DeGroot;

H. R. 564. An act making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal year ending the 30th of June, 1861.

And this day a bill of the following title, viz:
H. R. 220. An act for the relief of Anson Dart.

Mr. Theaker, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled a resolution of the following title, viz:

H. Res. 22. Joint resolution in relation to the public printing.
When
The Speaker signed the same.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Patton, one of their clerks:

Mr. Speaker : The President of the United States has notified the Senate that he did this day approve and sign bills of the following titles, viz:

S. 43. An act for the relief of Solomon Wadsworth.
S. 176. An act for the relief of R. W. Clarke.
S. 285. An act tor the relief of John Brannan.

S. 450. An act to change the location of the custom-house for the district of Brazos de Santiago from Point Isabel to Brownsville, in the State of Texas.

Mr. Davidson, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled a bill of the following title, viz:

H. R. 215. An act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes for the year ending June 30, 1861.

When
The Speaker signed the same.

On motion of Mr. Sherman, Resolved, That all debate on the amendments of the Senate to the bill of the House No. 339 shall cease in 20 minutes after the same is taken up in Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and the committee shall then proceed to vote on such amendments as may be pending or offered to the same, and shall then re. port them to the House with such amendments as may have been agreed to by the committee.

On motion of Mr. Sherman, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and partic.

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