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Also, the petition of Sarah Lowery, praying for a pension.

By Mr. O'Neill: The petition of Francis Emenberg, praying for a pension.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Farnsworth: The petition of George W. White, a citizen of Texas, praying for the removal of disabilities; which was referred to the Oommittee on Reconstruction,

By Mr. Jenckes: The resolutions of the Board of Trade of Providence, State of Rhode Island, relative to maritime warfare; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

By Mr. Driggs: The petition of F. Orawford and others, citizens of Tuscola, State of Michigan, praying for the establishment of a post route; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Shellabarger: The petition of citizens of Texas, relative to the claim of Mary A. Montgomery; which was referred to the Comunittee of Claims.

By Mr. Eggleston: The memorial of A. W. Ballard, a citizen of the State of Ohio, praying for relief; which was referred to the Committee on Claims.

By Mr. — : The petition of William H. Jameson, praying for relief; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Stover: The petition of citizens of the State of Missouri, pray. ing for the establishment of a mail route; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Beaman: The petition of Scotten, Loutt & Co., citizens of the State of Michigan, relative to the revenue laws.

By Mr. Cullom : The petition of the State of Illinois, praying for the passage of Jenckes's civil service bill.

By Mr. Beaman: The petition of C. Campbell and others, citizens of the State of Michigan, of a similar import;

Also, the petition of William E. Edwards, a citizen of the State of Michigan, relative to the tax on petroleum.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Kelly: The memorial of the Religious Society of Friends, of the State of Pennsylvania, relative to the Indians; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Heaton, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1800) to amend the eighth section of the act entitled " An act to provide increased revenue from imports and to pay interest on the public debt and for other purposes," approved August 5, 1861; which was read a first and second time, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Allison 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.

On motion of Mr. Farnsworth, by unanimous consent, the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads were discharged from the further consideration of a memorial of the legislature of the State of Minnesota, relative to two wagon roads to Indian reservations on the north shore of Lake Superior, and the same was referred to the Committee on Roads .and Canals; also from the bill of the House (H. R. 1014) to aid the Memphis, El Paso and Pacific Railroad Company, of Texas, in the construction of a railroad and line of telegraph from the Mississippi river to

the Pacific ocean, and to secure to the government of the United States the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes, and that the same be referred to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad.

On motion of Mr. Garfield, by unanimous consent, the Committee on Military Affairs were discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 1491) fixing the amount found to be due to the State of Iowa on account of certain claims against the United States, and the same was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

The Speaker having proceeded, as the regular order of business, to call the committees for reports,

Mr. Perham, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, to which was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 1682) relating to the operations of the pension laws and for other purposes, reported the same with sundry amendments;

When,

All of the said amendments, except the 6th and the last, were severally read and agreed to.

Pending the question on the 6th amendment, Mr. Paine submitted an amendment to the said amendment. Pending which, Mr. Perham moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered to be put.

Pending which,

Mr. Niblack move d to lay the bill and pending amendments on the table; which motion was disagreed to.

Thé question recurring on agreeing to the amendment of Mr. Paine to the sixth amendment, it was put and decided in the affirmative.

And the question then recurring on the sixth amendment as amended, it was put and decided in the affirmative.

So the sixth amendment, as amended, was agreed to.

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

The question then recurring on the last of the amendments submitted by the Committee on Invalid Pensions,

Mr. Perham moved the previous question.
Pending which,
The morning hour expired;
When,

Mr. Lynch called for the consideration of the motion made by him on Saturday, 23d instant, to reconsider the vote whereby the bill of the House (H. R. 1364) to provide for the gradual resumption of specie payments was recommitted to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

Pending which,

Mr. E. B. Washburne moved that the House proceed to the consideration of business on the Speaker's table.

Pending which motion,

Mr. E. B. Washburne moved that the House resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union for the consideration of the special order therein; which motion was disagreed to.

The question recurring on the motion of Mr. E. B. Washburne to proceed to the consideration of business on the Speaker's table, it was put and decided in the negative.

So the House refused to proceed to the consideration of business on the Speaker's table.

The question then recurring on the motion of Mr. Lynch to reconsider

the vote whereby the bill of the House (H. R. 1364) to provide for the gradual resumption of specie payments, was recommitted to the Committee on Banking and Currency,

Debate was had thereon;

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

Also, a message informing the House that the President did, on the 22d instant, approve and sign the following bills of the House, viz:

H. R. 1598. An act to relieve from disabilities R. W. Best and Samuel F. Phillips of North Carolina.

H. R. 1261. An act amendatory of an act entitled " An act relating to habeas corpus and regulating judicial proceedings in certain cases."

And on the 23d instant, the bill of the House,

H. R. 1558. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to prescribe the mode of obtaining evidence in cases of contested elections," approved February 19, 1851.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Roads and Canals, for the purpose of acquiring information on the subject of bridge-building over the Ohio river, are hereby authorized to send for persons and papers.

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

I. A letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, submitting estimate of appropriation required for surveying Indian reservations; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

II. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting report of General Hazen on battle of Washita river; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs and ordered to be printed.

III. A letter from the Comptroller of the Currency, transmitting, in compliance with a resolution of the House of the 18th instant, various statements relative to exchanges of Pacific railroad bonds; which was referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency and ordered to be printed.

IV. A report from the commissioners to revise the Statutes of the United States; which was referred to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws and ordered to be printed.

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

Nr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a resolution in the words follow. ing, viz:

Resolved by the Senate, (the House of Representatives concurring,) That a joint committee to be composed of three members of the Senate and five members of the House of Representatives shall be appointed at the beginning of the next session, in the same manner as other joint com. mittees are appointed, which shall continue during the forty-first Congress, and shall have leave to sit during the recess of that Congress, and whose duty it shall be to examine and report upon the expediency of reorganizing the civil service in the several departments of the government, the clerical force necessary in each, the rate of compensation, and such regulations as will secure a more economical and efficient perform. ance of the civil service; in which I am directed to request the concurrence of the House of Representatives.

The Senate insist upon its amendment to the resolution of the House of Representatives (H. Res. 404) providing for the disposition of certain

papers relating to military claims in the department of the west, disagreed to by the House, and agree to the conference asked by the House on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon, and have appointed Mr. Trumbull, Mr. Stewart, and Mr. McCreery, the conferees on the part of the Senate.

The House having resumed the consideration of the motion of Mr. Lynch to reconsider the vote by which the bill of the House (H. R. 1364) was referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency,

After debate,

On motion of Mr. Stewart, by unanimous consent, leave was granted for the withdrawal from the files of the House of the papers in the case of Charlotte Crane, no copies to be left.

Mr. Lynch moved, at 4 o'clock and 30 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn. The question being put,

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Those not voting are-
Mr. George M. Adams Mr. Sidney Clarke

Mr. Charles Haight
George W. Anderson J. W. Clift

George A. Halsey
Stevenson Archer
John Coburn

Charles M. Hamilton
Samuel M. Arnell
Burton C. Cook

Abner C. Harding
Delos R. Ashley
Thomas Cornell

Thomas Haughey
Samuel B. Axtell
Shelby M. Cullom

Isaac R. Hawkins
Alexander H. Bailey Henry L. Lawes

David Heaton
Jehu Baker
Columbus Delano

William Higby
John D. Baldwin
John T. Deweese

John Hill
Nathaniel P. Banks
Oliver J. Dickey

William S. Holman
Demas Barnes
Nathan F. Dixon

Benjamin F. Hopkins
William H. Barnum

Grenville M. Dodge Julius Hotchkiss
Fernando C. Beaman Ephraim R. Eckley

Asahel W. Hubbard
John Beatty
W. P. Edwards

Calvin T. Hulburd
John F. Benjamin

Benjamin Eggleston James M. Humphrey
John A. Bingham
Jacob H. Ela

Morton C. Hunter
W.Jasper Blackburn Charles A. Eldridge James A. Johnson
George S. Boutwell Thomas D. Eliot

Thomas L. Jones
C. C. Bowen
James T. Elliott

Norman B. Judd
Benjamin M. Boyer
Thomas W. Ferry

George W. Julian
Henry P. H. Bromwell William C. Fields

William D. Kelley
Ralph P. Buckland
John Fox

Francis W. Kellogg
Albert G. Burr
John R. French

William H. Kelsey
Benjamin F. Butler
James A. Garfield

Michael C. Kerr
Roderick R. Butler

Adam J. Glossbrenner Bethuel M. Kitchen
John B. Callis
J. S. Golladay

William H. Koontz
Samuel F. Cary
James H. Goss

George V. Lawrence
John W. Chanler
Joseph J. Gravely

William S. Lincoln
Reader W. Clarke
Asa P. Grover

Benjamin F. Loan

Mr. John A. Logan

William Loughridge
Samuel S. Marshall
James M. Marvin
Hiram McCullough
William Moore
James K. Moorhead
John Morrissey
James Mullins
Leonard Myers
Carman A. Newcomb
J. P. Newsham
John A. Nicholson
Benjamin W. Norris
David A. Nunn
Charles O'Neill
Godlove S. Orth
Halbert E. Paine
John A. Peters
S. Newton Pettis
Charles E. Phelps
William A. Pile
Tobias A. Plants
Luke P. Poland
Daniel Polsley
Theodore M. Pomeroy
C. H. Prince
John V. L. Pruyn
Samuel J. Randall

Mr. William E. Robinson Mr. Frederick Stone Mr. Burt Van Horn

Mr. Martin Welker
Logan H. Roots
J. H. Sypher

Robert T. Van Horn William Williams
Lewis W. Ross
Caleb N. Taylor

Philadelph Van Trump James F. Wilson
Lewis Selye
Francis Thomas

Charles H. Van Wyck John T. Wilson.
Samuel Shellabarger John Trimble

Michael Vidal

Stephen F. Wilson Charles Sitgreaves

Lawrence S. Trimble Cadwal'r C. Washburu Fernando Wood Worthington C. Smith Row'd E. Trowbridge Henry D. Washburn George W. Woodward, William B. Stokes Charles Upson

William B. Washburn

And the House accordingly adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1869.

The following memorials and petitions were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the rules:

By Mr. Phelps: The petition of Robert B. Goodyear, praying for an extension of his patent for improvement in power-looms.

By Mr. Boutwell: The petition of Mrs. Polly Hunt, praying for a rehearing of her case before the Commissioner of Patents.

By Mr. Myers: The petition of Christian Sharps, .praying for an extension of his patent.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Patents.

By Mr. Moore: The petition of citizens of New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, relative to the tonnage tax on oysters imposed by the States of Virginia and Maryland; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Churchill: The petition of D. W. Sims, praying for a pension.

By Mr. Van Aernam: The petition of Luretta Clements, praying for a pension.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Julian: The petition of citizens of the State of New York; praying for female suffrage; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By the Speaker: The petition of Lewis T. Mann, of Virginia, praying for relief from political disabilities; which was referred to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Samuel Hooper: The memorial of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in favor of the importation of ornamental plants, shrubs, and seeds free of duty.

By Mr. Brooks: The petition of citizens of the State of New York, relative to the duty on petroleum.

By Mr. Judd : The petition of citizens of the State of Illinois, relative to the tax on retail dealers in lager beer.

Ordered, That the said memorial and petitions be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Brooks: The petition of Elizabeth N. Jackson, praying for an extension of a patent; which was referred to the Committee on Patents.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House the following messages heretofore received from the President of the United States, viz: To the Senate and House of Representatives :

I transmit for the consideration of Congress, in conformity with the requirements of the sixth section of the act of the 22d of June, 1860, a copy of certain regulations for the consular courts in China prohibiting steamers sailing under the flag of the United States from using or pass

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