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By Mr. Kelley: The petition of citizens of the State of Pennsylvania, praying for an amendment to the Constitution, inserting therein direct acknowledgment to Almighty God;

By Mr. Kelsey: Two petitions of similar import from citizens of the State of New York;

By Mr. James F. Wilson: Six petitions of similar import from citizens of the State of Iowa;

By Mr. Baker: A petition of similar import from citizens of the State of Illinois ;

By Mr. Welker: A petition of similar import from citizens of the State of Ohio;

By Mr. Bingham: A similar petition from the same State;

By Mr. Thomas: A petition of similar import from citizens of the State of Maryland;

By Mr. Morrell: A petition of similar import from citizens of the State of Pennsylvania;

By Mr. Pettis: A similar petition from the same State;
By Mr. Williams: A similar petition from the same State;

By Mr. Poland: A petition of similar import from citizens of the State of Verinont;

By Mr. Woodbridge: A similar petition from the same State;

By Mr. McCarthy: A petition of similar import from citizens of the State of New York; all to the Committee on the Judiciary.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of State, transmitting the annual report on the commercial relations of the United States with foreign nations for the year ending September 30, 1868; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Cullon moved that 5,000 copies extra of the said report be printed; which motion was referred to the Committee on Printing.

By unanimous consent, leave of absence until Thursday next was granted to Mr. Pruyn.

Mr. Ela, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1985) to pro. vide for publishing the Congressional Record; which was read a first and second time and referred to the Committee on Printing.

Mr. Churchill, by unanimous consent, introduced a joint resolution (H. Res. 459) authorizing the Secretary of War to allow to the New York and Oswego Midland Railroad Company a right of way across a portion of the public ground at Fort Ontario, Oswego, New York, for railroad purposes; which was read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its engrossment,
Mr. Holinan subinitted an amendment thereto; which was agreed to.
Ordered, That the said resolution 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.

The Speaker having announced as the regular order of business the bill of the House (H. R. 1880) to release certain persons therein named from the legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States, the pending questio: when the House took a recess yesterday being on sundry amendments submitted thereto. Mr. Paine submitted an additional amendment. Pending which, After debate,

The amendment submitted by Mr. Benjamin F. Butler was then read.
And the question being put, Will the House agree thereto?
It was decided in the negative.

The amendment submitted by Mr. McKee having been read as follows, viz:

Strike out all the names from line 118 to end of paragraph.
The question was put, Will the House agree thereto?

(Yeas................. And it was decided in the negative, Nays..

(Not voting............... 57 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

............ 56

....... 109

Mr. John P. C.Shanks

Samuel Shellaburger
Aaron F. Stevens
Jobn 'Tuffe
John Trimble
Row'a E Trowbridge
Charles I'pson
Henry Van Aernim
Burt Van Horn
Robert T. Van Horn
Hamilton Ward
B. F. Whittemore
Thomas Williams
John T. Wilson.

James M. Ashley Mr. Ignatius Donnelly Mr. Samuel McKee
John F. Benjamin
Ephraim R. Eckley

George F. Miller
Austin Blair

Benjamin Eggleston William Moore
Henry P. H. Bromwell James T. Elliott

Leonard Myers
John M. Broomall
Orange Ferriss

Carman A. Newcomb
Ralph P. Buckland
William C. Fields

J. P. New ham
Benjamin F. Butler Abner C. Harding

Charles O'Neill
Henry L. Cake
William Higby

Godlove S. Orth
Sidney Clarke

Benjamin F. Hopkins Sidney Perham
Amasa Cobb
Morton C. Hunter

Jiram Price
John Coburn
George W. Julian

Logan H. Roots
Simeon Corley
William H. Kelsey

Philetus Sawyer
John Covode
William Lawrence

Glenni W. Scofield
Oliver J. Dickey
Horace Maynard

Lewis Selye
Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. George W. Anderson Mr. Charles A. Eldridge Mr. John H. Ketcham
Delos R. Ashley
Thomas D. Eliot

Bethuel M. Kitchen
Samuel B. Axtell
John F. Farnsworth

J. Proctor Knott
Jehu Baker
Thomas W. Ferry

William H. Koontz
John D. Baldwin
John Fox

Addison H. Laflin
Demas Barnes

Adam J. Glossbrenner Israel G. Lash
Fernando C. Beaman J. S. Golladay

George V. Lawrence
John Beatty
James H. Gong

Benjamin F. Loan
James B. Beck
Samuel F. Gove

John Lynch
John A. Bingham
Joseph J. Gravely

Rufus Mallory
W. Jasper Blackburn John A. Griswold

Samuel S. Marshall
George S. Boutwell Asa P. Grover

James M. Marvin
Nathaniel Boyden
Cbarley Haight

Dennis McCarthy
Benjamin M. Boyer
Thomas Haughey

James K. Moorhead
James Brooks
Isaac R. Hawkins

Daniel J. Morrell
Charles W. Buckley David Heaton

Williain Muugen
Albert G. Burr
William S. Holman

William E. Niblack
John B. Callis
Julius Hotchkiss

Benjamin W. Norris
Samuel F. Cary

James M. Humphrey David A. Nunn
John W. Chanler

Thomas A. Jenckes Halbert E. Paine
John C. Churchill
James A. Johnson

John A. Peters
Reader W. Clarke

Alexander H. Jones Charles E. Phelps
J. W. Clift
Thomas L. Jones

Charles W. Pierce
Henry L. Dawes
Norman B. Judd

Frederick A. Pike
John T. Deweese
William D. Kelley

William A. Pile
Oliver H. Dockery
Francis W. Kllogg

Tobias A. Plants
W, P, Edwards
Michael C. Kerr

Luke P. Poland
Jacob H. Ela

Mr. Daniel Polsley

Theodore M. Pomeroy
C. H. Prince
Samuel J. Randall
Green B. Raum
William H. Robertson
William E. Rubinson
Lewis W. Rors
Charles Sitgreaves
Worthington C. Smith
Rufus P. Spalding
Thomas E. Stewart
William B. Stokes
Frederick Stope
John H. Siover
Stephen Taber
Franeis Thomas
Ginery Twichell
Philadelph Van Trump
Cadwal'r c. Washburn
Martin Welker
Williain Williams
James F. Wilson
Fernando Wood
Fred'k E. Wodbridge
George W. Wodward
P. M. B. Young.

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Mr. Richard D. Hubbard Mr. Robert C. Schenck
Calvin T. Hulburd

H. H. Starkweather
Ebon C. Ingersoll

J. H. Sypher
William S. Lincoln

Caleb N. Taylor
John A. Logan

Nelson Tift
William Loughridge Lawrence S. Trimble
James R. McCormick Daniel M. Van Auken
Hiram McCullough

Charl* H. Van Wyck
Ulysses Mercur

Michael Vidal
John Morrissey

Ellihu B. Washburne
James Mullins

Heury D. Washburn John A. Nicholson

William B. Washburn S. Newton Pettis

Stephen F. Wilson John V. L. Pruyn

William Windom.

All the remaining amendments, together with the amendment in the nature of a substitute reported by Mr. Paine, were then severally read and agreed to.

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

The question then being on its passage,

Mr. Paine moved the previous question, which was seconded and the main question ordered and put, viz: Shall the bill pass?

(Yeas .............

....... 130 And it was decided in the affirmative, Nays................. 48

(Not voting............ 45 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. William B. Allison Mr. Shelby M. Cullom Mr. Norman B. Judd Mr. Tobias A. Plants
Oakes Ames
Henry L. Dawes
William D. Kelley

Luke P. Poland
George W. Anderson John T. Deweese

Francis W. Kellogg

Daniel Polsley
Delos R. Ashley
Oliver H. Dockery
Michael C. Kerr

Theodore M. Pomeroy
Jarnes M. Ashley
W. P. Edwards
John H. Ketcham

C. H. Prince
Samuel B, Axtell
Jacob H. Ela
Bethuel M. Kitchen

Samuel J. Randall
Jehu Baker
Charles A. Eldridge
J. Proctor Knott

Green B. Raum
Demas Barnes
Thomas D. Eliot
William H. Koontz

William H. Robertson Fernando C. Beaman James T. Elliott

Addison H. Laflin

William E. Robinson
John Beatty
John F. Farnsworth
Israel G. Lash

Logan H. Roots
James B. Beck
Thomas W. Ferry

George V. Lawrence Lewis W. Ross
John A. Bingham
John Fox
John Lynch

Charles Sitgreaves W. Jasper Blackburn John R. French

Rufus Mallory

Worthington C. Smith James G. Blaine

Adam J. Glossbrenner Samuel S. Marshall Rufus P. Spalding Austin Blair J. S. Golladay James M. Marvin

Thomas E. Stewart George S. Boutwell James H. Goss

Dennis MeCarthy

William B. Stokes
Nathaniel Boyden
Samuel F. Gove

James R. McCormick John H. Stover
Pa njamin M. Boyer
Joseph J. Gravely
George F. Miller

Stephen Taber
James Brooks
John A. Griswold
James K. Moorhead

Francis Thomas
John M. Broomall
Asa P. Grover
Daniel J. Morrell

Ginery Twichell
Ralph P. Buckland
Charles Haight
William Mungen

Philadelph Van Trump Charles W. Buckley Thomas Haughey

Leonard Myers

Cadwal'r C. Washburn Albert G. Burr David Heaton

Carinan A. Newcomb Henry D. Washburn Roderick R. Butler John Hill William E. Niblack

William B. Washburn
Henry L. Cake
William S. Holman

Benjamin W. Norris Martin Welker
John B. Callis
Samuel Hooper
Charles O'Neill

James F. Wilson
Samuel F. Cary
Julius Hotchkiss
Halbert E. Paiue

John T. Wilson
John W. Chanler
James M. Humphrey John A. Peters

William Windom
John C. Churchill
Thomas A. Jenckes Charles E. Phelps

Fernando Wood
Reader W. Clarke
James A. Johnson
Charles W. Pierce

Fred'k E. Woodbridge
J. W. Clift
Alexander H. Jones
Frederick A. Pike

George W. Woodward Simeon Corley Thomas L. Jones William A. Pile

P. M. B. Young.
Thomas Corneil

Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr Henry P. H. Bromwell Mr. Charles M. Hamilton Mr. Samuel McKee Mr. John Taffe
Benjamin F. Butler
Abner C. Harding
J. P. New ham

John Trimble
Sidoey Clarke
Isaac R. Hawkins
Godlove S. Orth

Row'd E. Trowbridge
Amasa Cobb
William Higby
Sidney Perham

Charles Upson
John Coburn
Benjamin F. Hopkins Hiram Price

Henry Van Aernam
John Covode
Morton C. Hunter
Philetus Sawyer

Burt Van Horn
Oliver J. Dickey
George W. Julian
Glenni W. Scofield

Robert T. Van Horn Grenville M. Dodge William H. Kelsey

Lewis Selye

Charles H. Van Wyck
Iguatius Donnelly
William Lawrence
John P. C. Shanks

Hamilton Ward
Ephraim R. Eckley
Benjamin F. Loan

Samuel Shellabarger B. F. Whittemore
Orange Ferries
John A. Logan
Aaron F. Stevens

Thomas Williams William C. Fields Horace Maynard J. H. Sypher

William Williams. Those not voting areMr George M. Adams Mr. Columbus Delano Mr. Ebon C. Ingersoll . Mr. John V. L. Pruyn Stevenson Archer Nathan F. Dixon William S. Lincoln

Robert C. Schenck Samuel M. Arnell John F. Driggs

Willinm Loughridge H. H. Stark weather Alexander H. Bailey Benjamin Eggleston Hiram McCullough

Frederick Stope
John D. Baldwin
James A. Garfield
Ulysses Mercur

Caleb N. Taylor
Nathaniel P. Banks
J. Lawrence Getz
William Moore

Nelson Tift
William H. Barnum George A. Halsey

John Morrissey

Lawrence S. Trimble John F. Benjamin Asahel W. Hubbard James Mullins

Daniel M. Van Auken
Jacob Benton
Chester D. Hubbard
John A. Nicholson

Michael Vidal
Thomas Boles
Richard D. Hubbard David A. Nunn

Ellihu B. Washburne
C.C. Bowen
Calvin T. Hulburd
8. Newton Pettis

Stephen F, Wilson. Burton C. Cook The Speaker voted in the affirmative. So the bill was passed.

Mr. Paine 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.

By unanimous consent, leave of absence for one day was granted to Mr. Morrell, Mr. Broomall, Mr. Cadwalader C. Washburn, and Mr. Cake, and to Mr. Robinson for the evening sessions.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Gorham, their Secretary :

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed bills of the House of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 1974. An act to prevent loaning money upon United States notes;

H. R. 264. An act to locate and establish an assay office in the Terri. tory of Idaho;

H. R. 1453. An act for the relief of William Grant Powers;
Also, a joint resolution of the following title, viz:

H. Res. 452. Joint resolution for the relief of Leonard Pierce, jr., late United States consul at Matamoras, Mexico; severally without amendment.

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

S. 729. An act to provide for the execution in the District of Columbia of commissions issued by the courts of the States and Territories of the United States, or of foreign nations, and for taking depositions to be used in such courts;

S. 871. An act to authorize the transfer of lands granted to the Union Pacific Railroad Company, Eastern Division, between Denver and the point of its connection with the Union Pacific railroad to the Denver Pacific Railway and Telegraph Company, and to expedite the comple. tion of railroads to Denver, in the Territory of Colorado;

S. 746. An act relating to judicial proceedings in the District of Columbia;

S. 405. An act granting lands to the State of Wisconsin to aid in the construction of the Green Bay and Lake Pepin railway;

S. 785. An act concerning divorces in the District of Columbia; and

S. 532. An act to incorporate the Uniontown and Washington City Railroad Company, in the District of Columbia; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House,

Mr. Cary, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Education and Labor, submitted a report in writing upon the annual report of the Commissioner of Education for 1867-'68; which was ordered to be printed and recommitted to the said committee.

By unanimous consent, leave of absence was granted to Mr. Harding for five days; to Mr. Axtell and Mr. Marshall for the evening sessions; and to Mr. Corley and Mr. Kerr for to-night.

The House then proceeded, as the regular order of business, to the consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 440) supplementary to an act entitled " An act to provide a national currency, secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof," approved June 3, 1863; the pending question when the House adjourned on Saturday last being on an amendment thereto.

After debate,

Amendments were submitted thereto, by unanimous consent, by Mr. Lynch and Mr. Benjamin F. Butler.

Pending which,

Mr. Pomeroy moved the previous question, which was seconded and the main question ordered to be put;

When,

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

Resolved, That the select committee on the next census be authorized to have printed such matter as may, in their judgment, be necessary to the prosecution of their duties.

Mr. Laflin 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.

The hour of 41 o'clock p. m. having arrived, the House took a recess until 74 o'clock p. m.

After the recess,

The House, in pursuance of its previous order, 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. Scofield reported that the committee having, according to order, had under consideration the bill of the House No. 1060, (to reduce into one act and to amend the laws relating to internal taxes,) had directed him to report the same with sundry amendments.

Pending the question on the said amendments,
Mr. Holman submitted an additional amendment.
Pending which,

Mr. Allison moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof all of the amendments reported from the Committee of the Whole were agreed to, and the amendment submitted by Mr. Holman was disagreed to.

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

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.

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

On motion of Mr. Beaman, by unanimous consent, the bill of the Senate (S. 667) to enable the Holly, Wayne, and Monroe Railway Company, in the State of Michigan, to have the subscription to its capital stock duly stamped, was taken from the Speaker's table, read three times, and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Poland, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on the Revision of the Laws, submitted a report in writing upon the letter from the Secretary of War, in reference to payments under act of March 30, 1868; which was ordered to be printed and recommitted to the said committee.

And then,

On motion of Mr. Spalding, at 8 o'clock and 50 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1869. The following memorial, petitions, and other papers, were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the rules, and referred as follows:

By Mr. Bowen : The remonstrance of citizens of the State of South Carolina against the removal of the political disabilities of William G. Simpson;

Also, the remonstrance of citizens of the same State against the removal of the political disabilities of J. P. Reed.

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