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Mr. B. F. Butler, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1669) to anthorize the issue of a national currency, to assure its stability and elasticity, lessen the interest on the public debt, and reduce the rate of interest; which was read a first and second time and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. B. F. Butler moved that the vote by which the said bill was referred be reconsidered.

After debate,

Mr. E. B. Washburne moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which motion was agreed to.

Mr. Holman, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that they had this day presented to the President of the United States an enrolled bill and an enrolled resolution of the House, as follows:

H. R. 1537. A bill to repeal certain provisions of section six of an act entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending June 30, 1868, and for other purposes," approved March

2, 1867.

H. Res. 388. A joint resolution explanatory of the act to create an additional land office in the State of Minnesota, approved July 25, 1868.

A message in writing from the President of the United States, by the hands of Mr. Moore, his private secretary, was received and handed in at the Speaker's table.

Also, a message notifying the House that he did, on the 8th instant, approve and sign the bill of the House (H. R. 1428) authorizing the admission in evidence of copies of certain papers, documents, and entries.

Mr. Spalding, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported a joint resolution (H. Res. 404) providing for the disposition of certain papers relating to military claims aceruing in the department of the west ; which was read a first and second time.

Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time.
Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.

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

Mr. Dawes, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby directed to communicate to this house a copy of the report made under the direction of the First Comptroller, First Auditor, and Register of the Treasury, in reference to the past and present condition of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing of the Treasury Department, with the accompanying documents.

Mr. Dawes presented the credentials of J. S. Casement, claiming to have been elected a delegate from the Territory of Wyoming.

After debate,

On motion of Mr. E. B. Washburne, and under the operation of the previous question,

Ordered, That such credentials be referred to the Committee of Elections.

Mr. E. B. Washburne moved that the vote by which the credentials were referred be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a bill (S. 584) relating to the time for finding indictments in the courts of the United States in the late rebel States;

in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House of Representatives.

The President of the United States has notified the Senate that he did, on the 6th instant, approve and sign a bill of the Senate (S. 700) for the relief of Joseph Moorehead; and, on the 8th instant, a bill of the Senate (S. 738) to relieve from disabilities John G. Stokes, a citizen of Alabama.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House the following two messages this day received from the President of the United States :

To the House of Representatives :

I transmit herewith, in answer to a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 16th of December last, a report from the Secretary of State of the 6th instant.

ANDREW JOHNSON. WASHINGTON, January 7, 1869. The same having been read,

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Appropriations and be printed. To the Senate and House of Representatives :

In conformity with the requirements of the sixth section of the act of the 22d of June, 1860, to carry into effect provisions of the treaty with China and certain other oriental nations, I transmit to Congress a copy of eight rules agreed upon between the Chinese imperial government and the minister of the United States and those of other foreign powers accredited to that government, for conducting the proceedings of the joint tribunal in cases of confiscation and fines for breaches of the revenue laws of that empire. These rules, which are accompanied by correspondence between our minister and Secretary of State on the subject, are commended to the consideration of Congress with a view to their approval.

ANDREW JOHNSON. WASHINGTON, D. C., January 8, 1869. .

The same having been read,

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and be printed.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House executive communications as follows, viz:

I. From the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a communication from the director of the mint, asking an additional appropriation for procuring and erecting machinery required at the branch mint at Carson City, Nevada, and also for salaries for clerks, &c.; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

II. From the Secretary of War, transmitting an extract from the report of the Paymaster General of the army, relative to transferring certain funds appropriated for reconstruction purposes, from military districts having large balances to those having none; which was referred to the Committee on Reconstruction.

III. From the Secretary of War, transmitting the petition of Wm. H. Richardson, adjutant general of Virginia, for removal of his political disabilities, which was referred to the Committee on Reconstruction.

IV. From the Secretary of War, transmitting a communication from the Chief of Ordnance relative to the sale of the arsenal grounds at St. Louis; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

V. From the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting copy of a communication from Vice-Admiral Porter, superintendent of the Naval Academy, relative to the necessity for the purchase of additional grounds for that institution; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed.

VI. From the Secretary of War, transmitting list of payments made and balances certified under the act of March 30, 1868; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.'

VII. From the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting an additional report of Hon. Israel T. Hatch, of New York, special agent of the department upon the commercial relations of the United States with Canada ; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed.

VIII. From the Secretary of the Treasury, in answer to a resolution of the House of the 5th instant, relative to consular officers of the United States demanding or receiving greater fees than are allowed by law; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

IX. From the Secretary of War, transmitting the report of a board organized by the department for the investigation of the claims of S. and H. Sayles, of Killingly, Connecticut, for loss sustained by them in the rejection of certain kerseys furnished under contract; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

X. From the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, submitting estimate of appropriation required to fulfil treaty stipulations with the Sac and Fox Indians of Kansas; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed.

XI. From the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, submitting estimate of appropriation for pay of agent for Crow Indians; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed.

XII. From the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, submitting estimate of appropriation required to fulfil treaty stipulations with the Crow Indians; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Beck, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That leave.be given to withdraw from the Committee of Claims the papers of the Kentucky University, claiming damages for the destruction of the Medical Hall at Lexington, Kentucky, for the purpose of filing them in the Senate of the United States.

By unanimous consent, leave of absence was granted to Mr. Kelsey for four days, and to Mr. Brooks indefinitely.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, submitted a letter from the Congressional Printer, in answer to a resolution of the House of the 9th instant, directing him to inform the House the cause of delay in furnishing for distribution the “Agricultural Report of 1867 ;” which was ordered to be laid on the table.

02 motion of Mr. Schenck, by unanimous consent, the concurrent resolution of the Senate, in the words following:

Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Ordnance, appointed at the first session of the present Congress, and continued at the last session, be, and the same is hereby, continued during the present session.

Ordered, That Mr. Howard, Mr. Cameron, and Mr. Drake, be the committee on the part of the Senate; was taken from the Speaker's table and agreed to.

The Speaker announced as the members of the said committee on the part of the House, Mr. Logan, Mr. B. F. Butler, and Mr. Schenck.

Ordered, That the Clerk be directed to notify the Senate of the action of the House on said concurrent resolution.

Mr. Boutwell, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred the memorial of Edward Learned, president Union Pacific railroad, eastern division, submitted a report in writing thereon, (No. 5,) which was laid on the table and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Boutwell, from the Committee on Reconstruction, reported a bill (H. R. 1673) to relieve William H. Bagley, of Wake county, North Carolina ; which was read a first and second time.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and read a third time.
Being engrossed,

It was accordingly read the third time and passed, two-thirds of the members voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Boutwell moved that the vote by which the bill was passed 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 request the concurrence of the Senate in the said bill.

Mr. E. B. Washburne, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported a bill (H. R. 1672) making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the 30th of June, 1870; which was read a first and second time, referred to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, ordered to be printed, and made a special order for to-morrow after the morning hour, and from day to day until disposed of.

Mr. Cake, from the Committee on Printing, reported the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to:

Resolved, That there be printed, under the supervision of the Clerk of the House, thirty thousand extra copies of the eulogies upon Thaddeus Stevens, for the use of the House.

Mr. Maynard moved that the vote by which the resolution was agreed to be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Covode, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, reported a concurrent resolution as follows, which was read, considered, and agreed to:

Resolved, (the Senate concurring) That so much of the Capitol as is hereinafter mentioned be granted to the committee of control, in which to conduct the inaugural proceedings, other than official, of President and Vice-President, on the 4th of March next, to wit:

The rotunda, the old Hall of Representatives, the Senate corridors and Senate public reception room, the passages leading thence to the rotunda and old hall, and so much of the basement not used by the committees as may be required; the Senate Chamber, Hall of Representatives, committee-rooms, and all other parts of the building to be closed to the public, except the east entrance to the Senate, the occupation not to take place until after the official inauguration, and the building to remain all the time in charge of and under the control of the Sergeantsat-arms of the two houses of Congress. Mr. Covode moved that the vote by which the resolution was agreed to 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 request the concurrence of the Senate in the said resolution.

Mr. Cake, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, to which was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 1611) to incorporate the Government Anthracite Railroad Company, reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be printed and recommitted to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

Mr. E. B. Washburne moved that the vote by which the bill was recommitted be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Cake, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the bill of the House (H. R. 1669) to authorize the issue of a national currency, to assure its stability and elasticity, lessen the interest on the public debt, and reduce the rate of interest, be printed.

Mr. J. M. Ashley, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1670) to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Alaska; which was read a first and second time, referred to the Committee on the Territories, and ordered to be printed.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1671) to provide for the election of delegates to the Congress of the United States from the several Territories; which was read a first and second time, referred to the Committee on the Territories, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. E. B. Washburne moved that the votes by which the last two named bills were referred be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

The Speaker announced as the business next in order the bill of the House (H. R. 940) to equalize the bounties of soldiers, sailors, and marines, who served in the late war for the Union; which was made the special order, on the 10th ultimo, for one hour to-day.

The pending question being on the engrossment of the bill, debate was had thereon; When,

On motion of Mr. H. D. Washburne, Ordered, That the said bill be recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. H. D. Washburn moved that the vote by which the bill was recommitted be reconsidered.

Pending which,

Mr. E. B. Washburne moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table. And the question being put, Yeas

49 It was decided in the negative, Nays..

81 Not voting

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

Mr. Oakey Ames

Delos R. Ashley
Alexander H. Bailey
Austin Blair
Thomas Boles
Nathaniel Boyden
John M. Broomall
Samuel F. Cary
Vohn W. Chanler
Thomas Cornell

Mr. John F. Driggs

Mr. Julius Hotchkiss
Thomas D. Eliot

Calvin T. Hulburd
J. Lawrence Getz

James M. Humphrey
Adan J. Glossbrenner Thomas A. Jenckes
J. S. Golladay

James A. Johnson
James H. Goss

Thomas L. Jones
Samuel F. Gove

George W. Julian
John A. Griswold

William D. Kelley
William Higby

Francis W. Kellogg
Benjamin F. Hopkins Michael C. Kerr

Mr. Israel G. Lash

George V. Lawrence
James R. McCormick
William Moore
James K. Moorhead
Carman A. Newcomb
Frederick A. Pike
DanielPolsley
Aaron F. Stevens
Frederick Stone

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