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Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby directed to furnish to the House any information he may have as to the state of the American fisheries on the coast of the provinces of British North America, and the license and tonnage duties levied thereon; and also the state of the trade between said provinces and the United States.

Mr. Orth, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to which was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 1588) for the relief of Solomon Oliver, reported the same without amendment.

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

Mr. Orth 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.

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

Mr. Spalding, from the Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 1599) making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June 30, 1870, with the amend. ments of the Senate thereto, recommended concurrence in some and non-concurrence in others of the said amendments.

Ordered, That the said bill and amendments be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and printed, and made a special order for Monday next after the morning hour and until disposed of.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to furnish to the House of Representatives the memorial addressed to him by Brigadier General B, S. Roberts, on the subject of draining the surplus waters of Lake Superior and Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Erie into the upper Mississippi, Illinois, and Ohio rivers, and for reclaiming the waste swamp lands and morasses of the lower Mississippi basin by using there the flood-waters and other delta-forming material for that pur. pose.

Mr. Pile, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 1868. A bill for the relief of H. A. White;
H. R. 1869. A bill for the relief of George C. Haynie; and

H. R. 1870. A bill for the relief of Second Lieutenant James Ulio, 16th United States infantry; which were severally read a first and second time.

Ordered, That they be engrossed and read a third time.
Being engrossed, they were severally read the third time and passed.

Mr. Pile moved that the several votes on the passage of said bills 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 bills.

Mr. Henry D. Washburn, from the same committee, to which was referred the bill of the lIouse (H. R. 1280) for the relief of Leonidas Smith, late of 22d Indiana volunteer infantry, reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed. Mr. Henry D. Washburn moved that the vote last taken be reconsid

ered, 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. Henry D. Washburn, from the same committee, reported a bill (H. R. 1871) for the relief of David Braden, accompanied by a report in writing thereon; which bill was read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its engrossment,
Mr. Washburn moved the previous question.
Pending which,

Mr. Ward moved that the bill be laid on the table; which motion was disagreed to.

The question then recurring on the demand for the previous question, it was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Washburn 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. Hawkins, the Committee on Military Affairs were discharged from the further consideration of the case of Walter B. Plowden, and the petitions of A. P. Rambo and James Thompson, and the same were laid on the table.

Mr. Hawkins, from the same committee, reported a bill (H. R. 1872) providing for payment of Captain Goldman Bryson's mounted company, accompanied by a report in writing thereon ; which bill 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.

Mr. Hawkins moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also Inoved 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. Hawkins, from the same committee, reported a bill (H. R. 1873) for the relief of Jefferson W. Davis, accompanied by a report in writing thereon; which bill 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.

Mr. Hawkins 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.

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

A message in writing was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Moore, his private secretary, which was handed in at the Speaker's table; also, a message notifying the House that he did, on the 4th instant, approve and sign a joint resolution of the following title, viz:

H. Res. 219. Joint resolution for the relief of George W. Lane, superintendent of the branch mint at Denver, Colorado, and assistant treas. urer of the United States.

The morning hour having expired,

Mr. Brooks submitted, as a question of privilege, the following resolu. tion, viz:

Resolred, That Florence Scannell be discharged from the custody of the Sergeant-at-arms without costs.

i Pending which,

After debate,

Mr. Brooks modified the said resolution by adding thereto the follow ing, viz: “On his making an affidavit that it is not in his power to pay the same." · Pending which, Mr. Brooks moved the previous question: Pending which, Mr. Ward moved that the said resolution be laid on the table. And the question being put,

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

(Not voting ....... The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

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Mr. William B. Allison Mr. Nathan F. Dixon Mr. Bethuel M. Kitcben
Samuel M. Arnell
Ignatius Donnelly

William H. Koontz
Delos R. Ashley
Ephraim R. Eckley

Addison H. Laftin
Jehu Baker
W. P. Edwards

Ixrael G. Lash
John D. Baldwin
Jacob H. Els

William S. Lincoln
Fernando C. Beaman Thomas D. Eliot

Benjamin F. Loan
John Beatty
Jamey T. Elliott

John A. Logan • John F. Benjamin

John F. Farnsworth

William Lougbridge ... Jacob Benton

Orange Ferring

Rufus Mallory
W.Jasper Blackburn Thomas W. Ferry

James M. Marvin
James G. Blaine
James H. Goss

Horace Maynard
Thomas Boles
Samuel P. Gove

Samuel McKee *C. C. Boweni **

Joseph J. Gravely

'Ulysses Mercur *. Nathaniel Boyden

George A. Halsey

George F. Miller
Henry P. H. Bromwell Abner C. Harding

William Moore
John M. Broomall'
Thomas Haughey

James K. Moorhead
Benjamin F. Butler Isaac R. Hawkins

Daniel J. Morrell
John B. Callis
William Higby

James Mullins
Sidney Clarke
John Hill

Carman A. Newcomb
J. W. Clift
Samuel Hooper

J.P. Newsham
Amasa Cobb

Benjamin F. Hopkins Benjamin W. Norris
John Coburn
Calvin T. Hulburd

Charles O'Neill
Burton C. Cook.
Morton C. Hunter

Godlove S. Orth
Simeon Cirley

Thomas A. Jencker Halbert E. Paine
John Covode
Alexander H. Jones

Sidney Perham
Shelby M. Cullom
Norman B. Judd

8. Newton Pettis Henry L. Dawes . .. William D. Kellev

Charles W. Pierce
Columbus Delano
William H. Kelsey

Tobias A. Plants
Oliver J. Dickey
John H. Ketcham

Daniel Polsley
Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. Stevenson Archer Mr. Adam J. Glogsbrenner Mr. J. Proctor Knott
Samuel B. Axtell
J.S. Golladay

William Lawrence
Demas Barnes
Asa P. Grover

Samuel S. Marshall
James B. Beck
Charles Haight

James R. McCormick
John A. Bingham
William S. Holman

Hiram MeCullough
Benjamin M. Boyer
Julius Hotchking

William Mungen
Jarnes Brooks
Asahel W. Hubbard

William E. Niblack
Albert G. Burr

Richard D. Hubbard John A. Nicholson
Samuel F. Cary

James M. Humphrey Luke P. Poland
John W. Chanler
James A. Johnson

John V. L. Pruyn *Oliver H. Dockery" Thomas L. Jones

Samuel J. Randall J. Lawrence Getz

Michael C. Kerr

Mr. Hiram Price

C. H. Prince
William H. Robertsoa
Philetus Sawyer
Robert C. Schenck!
Glenni W. Scofield
John P. C. Sbanks
Samuel Shellabarger
H. H. Starkweather
Aaron F. Stevens
William B. Stokes
John H. Stover
J. H. Sypher
Caleb N. Taylor
Francis Thomas
Row'd E. Trowbridge
Ginery Twichell
Charles Upson
Burt Van Horn
Hamilton Ward
Herry D. Washburt
William B. Washburo
Martin Welker
B. F. Whiitemore
Thomas Williams
William Williams

James F. Wilson
John T. Wilson
William Window

Mr. William E. Robinsa

Lewis W. Ross
Charles Sitgreaves
Stephen Taber
Nelson Tift
Daniel M. Van Auket
Philadelph Van Trump
Stephen F. Wilson
Fernando Wood
George W. Woodward
P. M. B. Young

Those not voting are-
Mr. George M. Adams Mr. Thomas Cornell
Oakes Ames

John T. Deweese
George W. Anderson Grenville M. Dodge
James M. Ashley

John F. Driggs Alexander H. Bailey Benjamin Eggleston Nathaniel P. Banks Charles A. Eldridge William H. Barnum

William C. Fields Austin Blair

John Fox George 8. Boutwell

John R. French Ralph P. Buckland

James A. Garfield Charles W. Buckley John A. Griswold Roderick R. Butler

Charles M. Hamilton Henry L. Cake

David Heaton John C. Churchill

Chester D. Hubbard Reader W. Clarke

Ebon C. Ingersoll

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So the resolution was laid on the table. Mr. Ward moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter notion was agreed to.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House the following messages from the President of the United States; which were severally ordered to be printed and referred as follows, viz: To the House of Representatires:

In answer to a resolution of the IIouse of Representatives of the 23d January, ultimo, I transmit a report of the Secretary of State, which is accompanied by a copy of the correspondence called for by the resolution.

ANDREW JOHNSON. WASHINGTON, February 4, 1969.

Ordered, That the sail message be referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. To the Senate and House of Representatires :

I transmit for the consideration of Congress a report from the Secretary of State and the papers which accompany it, in relation to the encroachments of agents of the Iludson's Bay Company upon the trado, and territory of Alaska.

ANDREW JOHNSON. WASHINGTON, February 3, 1869.

Ordered, That the said message be referred to the Committee on the Territories.

The Speaker also, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting the annual report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey for 1868; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Jenckes submitted the following resolution; which was read and referred to the Committee on Printing, viz:

Resolved, That there be printed 2,500 copies extra of the report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey for the year 1868, of which 1,000 shall be for distribution by the Superintendent of the Coast, Survey, and 1,500 for the use of the members of this house.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting papers in the claim for salvago, against the United States steamer Leviathan; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary..

Also, a memorial of the legislature of the Territory of New Mexico, asking the establishment of a military post. west of the Magdalena inountains; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Bingham, by unanimous consent, leave was granted ; for the withdrawal from the files of the papers in the case of Mrs. Potter; copies to be left.

By unanimous consent, leave of absence for one week was: granted to Mr. Callis.

Mr. Holman, 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. 145). An act for the relief of John H. Osler, of Guernsey county, Ohio When The Speaker signed the same.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be, and is hereby, directed to inform this house what progress has been made in the preparation and publication of the official documents relating to the rebellion, and the operations of the army of the United States, as provided by joint reso. lution No. 91, approved July 27, 1868.

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

Resolved, That 5,000 extra copies of the evidence before the Committee on Reconstruction relative to the condition of affairs in Georgia be printed for the use of the House.

Mr. Baldwin, by unanimous consent, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, to which was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 609) transferring the duties of trustees of colored schools of Washington and Georgetown, reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That it he read a third time. It was accordingly read the third time and passed. Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith. Mr. Van Trump, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1874) to establish a post route from Greencastle, in Fairfield county, Ohio, to Royalton, in said county; which was read a first and second time and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

On motion of Mr. Holman, by unanimous consent, leave was granted for the withdrawal from the files of the House of the papers in the case of Joseph Segar, copies to be left.

On motion of Mr. Cavanaugh, by unanimous consent, leave was granted for the withdrawal from the files of the House of the papers in the case of the Montana militia.

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

- Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be, and they are hereby, directed to inquire into the expediency of so amend ing the postal laws as to require all matter passing through the mails to be paid in advance, except that now entitled by law to go free, and to report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. William Lawrence, by unanimous consent, introduced a joint res olution (H. Res. 441) proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States; which was read a first and second time, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Polsley, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1875) to provide for holding a term of the district court of the United States at Lewisburg, in West Virginia; which was read a first and second time and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Upson moved that the several votes on reference this day 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. Schenck, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the evening session of to-day be for general debate, and that the evening session of to-morrow be dispensed with.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. McDonald, their chief clerk: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have appointed Mr. Conkling the teller on the part of the Senate, to count the electoral votes for President and Vice-President of the United States.

The Senate have agreed to the amendment of the House to the joint

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