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By Mr. Maynard : The petitions of William McDonald, of Lee county; Isaac W. Pleasants, of Goochland Court House; William Miller, of the same place; Charles R. Vance, of Scott county, all of the State of Virginia ; and of Morris Cook, of the State of Mississippi ; praying for relief from political disability;

By Mr. Beaman: A petition of similar import from L. B. Rose, of Spottsvania county, Virginia;

By Mr. James F. Wilson: 'A petition of similar import from J. K. Lear, of the same State; all to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Benton: The petition of citizens of the State of New Hampshire, praying for a mail route from Newport to East Lemster, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Stokes: The petition of H. S. Young, of Macon county, Ten. nessee, praying to be relieved from disability, to the Committee on Reconstruction.

By Mr. Morrill : The petition of citizens of the State of Pennsylvania, praying that a pension may be granted to David Shives, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Julian: The petition of Thomas Reily, praying for a pension, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Beaman: The petition of citizens of the State of Michigan, praying that pensions may be granted to the surviving soldiers of the war of 1812, to the Committee ou Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. Stark weather: The petition of George Fowler and the administrators of the estate of DeGrasse Fowler, praying for an extension of a patent, to the Committee on Patents.

By Mr. Brooks: The memorial of professors and students in the medical department of the University of New York, praying for the reorganization of the medical corps of the navy, to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. Jenckes: A communication from M. Richard Severson respecting the naturalization laws, to the Committee on the Revision of the Laws.

Mr. Upson, from the Committee of Elections, submitted a report in writing in the Louisiana contested election case, accompanied by the following resolutions, viz:

Resolved, That Simon Jones, not having received a majority of the votes cast for representative in this house from the second congressional district of Louisiana, is not entitled to a seat therein as such representative.

Resolved, That neither J. Willis Menard nor Caleb S. Hunt is entitled to a seat in this house as a representative from the second congressional district of Louisiana to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Mann.

Ordered, That the said resolutions be laid on the table, and the said report, together with the views of a minority of the said committee to be submitted by Mr. Kerr, be printed.

On motion of Mr. Logan), by unanimous consent, leave was granted for the withdrawal from the files of the House of the papers in the case of William A. Trevor.

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

Resolred, That the Secretary of War be directed to have examinations aud surveys made at the port of Chicago, with a view to secure such

additional and enlarged harbor facilities as the necessities of commerce at that point demand.

Mr. Heaton, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1986) to establish a post road from Pollockville, Jones county, North Carolina, via Palo Alto, to Swansboro', in said State; which was read a first and second time and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By unanimous consent, leave of absence for ten days was granted to Mr. Arnell.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Interior setting forth the exhaustion of the judiciary fund and asking an additional appropriation therefor; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

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.

Pending the question on the amendments submitted thereto,

Mr. Rice, by unanimous consent, submitted an amendment thereto; which was agreed to.

The first, second, and third amendments reported from the Committee on Banking and Currency were then severally agreed to.

The amendments submitted by Mr. Buckland and Mr. Smith were sererally read and disagreed to.

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

Strike out section four of the bill, and insert in lieu thereof the fol. lowing:

66 SEC. — And be it further enacted, That, to secure a better distribution of the national banking currency, there may be issued circulation notes to banking associations organized in States and Territories having a less banking circulation than their pro rata above, as herein set forth. And the circulation herein authorized shall, within three years if required, be withdrawn pro rata from banks organized in States having a circulation exceeding that provided for by the act entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for a national currency secured by pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof, approved March 3, 1865.” To ascertain which, the Comptroller of the Currency shall, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, make a statement showing the amount of circulation to be retired by each of such banks ; and shall, when circulation is required, make a requisition for such amount upon such bank, commencing with banks in States having the largest excess of circulation, and reducing only the circulation of those having the greatest proportion in excess, leaving undisturbed those haring a smaller proportion until those in greater excess have been reduced to the same grade; and continuing thus to make the reduction in such States having an excess until the circulation of such bank shall, as nearly as possible, be equalized among the States and Territories according to the appraised value of all property, real and personal, within such States and Territories; the same to be ascertained by the certified statements of the governors of such States and Territories made biennially to the Secretary of the Treasury: Provided, That this act shall not apply to $150,000,000 of said circulation, which shall be distributed according to representation in Congress. And upon failure of such bank to return the amount so required within one year aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the Comptroller of the Currency to sell at public

auction, having given twenty days' notice in a newspaper printed in Washington city and New York city, an amount of bonds deposited by said bank, as security for its circulation, equal to the circulation to be withdrawn from such bank, and with the proceeds to redeem so many of the notes of such bank as they come into the treasury as will equal the amount required from it: Provided, That the circulation herein authorized shall be issued only as circulation is uithdrauen, so that the aggregate of circulation shall not at any time exceed $300,000,000.” The question was put, Will the House agree thereto?

(Yeas.................. 93 And it was decided in the affirmative, Nays.................. 86

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

Those who voted in the affirmative areMr. William B. Allison Mr. Grenville M. Dodge Mr. Alexander H. Jones Mr. Charles W. Pierce George W. Anderson John F. Driggs

Thomas L. Jones

William A. Pile
Delos R. Ashley
Ephraim R. Eckley
Norman B. Judd

Daniel Polsley
Jehu Baker
W. P. Edwards
George W. Julian

C. H. Prince
John Beatty

Benjamin Eggleston Fraucis W. Kellogg Logan H. Roots
James B. Beck
James T. Elliott
Michael C. Kerr

Lewis W. Ross
John F. Benjamin
Thomas W. Ferry
Bethuel M. Kitchen

Philetus Sawyer
Austin Blair
John R. French
J. Proctor Knott

John P. C. Shanks
Nathaniel Boyden
J. S. Golladay
Israel G. Lash

Samuel Shellabarger Henry P. H. Bromwell James H. Gogg

William Lawrence

William B. Stokes Ralph P. Buckland Samuel F. Gove Jobn A. Logan

John H. Stover
Charles W. Buckley Joseph J. Gravely

William Lougbridge J. H. Sypher
Albert G. Burr
Asa P. Grover
Samuel S. Marshall

John Taffe
Benjamin F. Butler
Charles M. Hamilton Horace Maynard

Nelson Tift
Roderick R. Butler Thomas Haughey

James R. McCormick Robert T. Van Horn Samuel F. Cary Isaac R. Hawkins Samuel McKee

Philadelph Van Trump Reader W. Clarke David Heaton William Mungen

Henry D. Washburn
J. W. Clift
William Higby

Carman A. Newcomb Martin Welker
Amasa Cobb
William S. Holman
John A. Nicholson

William Williams John Coburn

Benjamin F. Hopkins Benjamin W. Norris John T. Wilson
Simeon Corley
Morton C. Hunter
David A. Nunn

William Windom
Shelby M. Cullom
Ebon C. Ingersoll
Godlove S. Orth

George W. Woodward
John T. Deweese
James A. Johnson
Halbert E. Paine

P. M. B. Young.
Oliver H. Dockery
Those who voted in the negative are-

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Mr. Oakes Ames

Stevenson Archer
Samuel B. Axtell
John D. Baldwin
Nathaniel P. Banks
Demas Barnes
William H. Barnum
Fernando C. Beaman
Jacob Benton
John A. Bingham
George S. Boutwell
Benjamin M. Boyer
James Brooks
John M. Broomall
Henry L, Cake
John C. Churchill
Thomas Cornell
John Covode
Henry L. Dawes
Oliver J. Dickey
Jacob H. Ela
Thomas D. Eliot

Mr. Orange Ferriss

William C. Fields
John Fox
J. Lawrence Getz
John A. Griswold
Charles Haight
John Hill
Samuel Hooper
Julius Hotchkiss
Asahel W. Hubbard
Chester D. Hubbard
Thomas A. Jenckes
William D. Kelley
William H. Kelsey
John H. Ketcham
William H. Koontz
Addison H. Laflin
George V. Lawrence
John Lynch
Rufus Mallory
James M. Marvin
Dennis McCarthy

Mr. George F. Miller

William Moore
James K. Moorhead
Daniel J. Morrell
Leonard Myers
William E. Niblack
Charles O'Neill
Sidney Perham
John A. Peters
S. Newton Pettis
Tobias A. Plants
Luke P. Poland
Theodore M. Pomeroy
Hiram Price
Samuel J. Randall
Green B. Raum
William H. Robertson
William E. Robinson
Glenni W. Scofield
Lewis Selye
Charles Sitgreaves

Mr. Worthington C. Smith

Rufus P. Spalding
H. H. Starkweather
Aaron F. Stevens
Thomas E. Stewart
Frederick Stone
Stephen Taber
Row'd E. Trowbridge
Ginery Twichell
Charles Upson
Henry Van Aernam
Burt Van Horn
Charles H. Van Wyek
Hamilton Ward
Cadwal'r C. Washburn
William B. Wa-hburu
Thomas Williams
James F. Wilson
Stephen F. Wilson
Fernando Wood
Fred'k E. Woodbridge.

Wines M. Fulburd

Those not voting are—
Mr. George M. Adams Mr. Burton C. Cook

Mr Calvin T. Hulburd
Samuel M. Arnell
Columbus Delano

James M. Humphrey
James M. Ashley
Nathan F. Dixon

William S. Lincoln
Alexander H. Bailey Ignatius Donnelly

Benjamin F. Loan
W. Jasper Blackburn Charles A. Eldridge Hiram McCullough
James G. Blaine
John F. Farnsworth

Ulysses Mercur
Thomas Boles
James A. Garfield

John Morrissey
C. C. Bowen

Adam J. Glossbrenner James Mullins
John B. Callis
George A. Halsey

J. P. Newsham
John W. Chanler
Abner C. Harding

Charles E. Phelps
Sidney Clarke

Richard D. Hubbard Frederick A. Pike

Mr. John V. L. Pruyn

Robert C. Schenck
Caleb N. Taylor
Francis Thonias
John Trimble
Lawrence S. Trimble
Daniel M. Van Auken
Michael Vidal
Ellibu B. Washburne
B. F. Whittemore.

So the said amendment was agreed to.

Mr. Burr moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table. And the question being put on the latter motion,

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

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George W. Anderson John F. Driggs
Delos R. Ashley

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Jehu Baker

W.P. Edwards John Beatty

Benjamin Eggleston James B. Beck

James T. Elliot John F. Benjamin

John F. Farnsworth Austin Blair

Thomas W. Ferry Nathaniel Boyden

John R. French Henry P. H. Bromwell J. S. Golladay Ralph P. Buckland

James H. Goss Charles W. Buckley Samuel F. Gove Albert G. Burr

Joseph J. Gravely Roderick R. Butler

Asa P. Grover Samuel F. Cary

Charles M. Hamilton Reader W. Clarke

Thomas Haughey J. W. Clift

Isaac R. Hawkins Amasa Cobb

David Heaton John Coburn

William S. Holman Simeon Corley

Benjamin F. Hopkins Shelby M. Cullom

Morton C. Hunter John T. Deweese

Ebon C. Ingersoll Oliver H. Dockery

James A. Johnson

Mr. Alexander H. Jones

Thomas L. Jones
Norinan B. Judd
George W. Julian
Francis W. Kellogg
Michael C. Kerr
Bethuel M. Kitchen
J. Proctor Knott
Israel G. Lash
William Lawrence
Benjamin F. Loan
John A. Logan
Samuel S. Marshall
Horace Maynard
Samuel McKee
William Mungen
Carman A. Newcomb
John A. Nicholson
Benjamin W. Norris
David A. Nunn
Godlove S. Orth
Halbert E. Paine

Mr. Charles W. Pierce

William A. Pile
Daniel Polsley
C. H. Prince
Logan H. Roots
Lewis W. Ross
Philetus Sawyer
John P. C. Shanks
Samuel Shellabarger
Charles Sitgreaves
William B. Stokes
John H. Stover
J. H. Sypher
Nelson Tift
Robert T. Van Horn
Philadelph Van Trump
Henry D. Washburn
Martin Welker
William Williams
John T. Wilson
George W. Woodward
P. M. B. Young.

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Mr. Miller moved that the bill be laid on the table.
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Rufus Mallory

Glenni W. Scofield
James M. Marvin

Lewis Selye
Dennis McCarthy

Charles Sitgreaves
Hiram McCullough Worthington C. Smith
George F. Miller

H. H. Starkweather William Moore

Thomas E. Stewart
James K. Moorhead

Stephen Taber
Dagiel J. Morrell

Ginery Twicheli
Leonard Myers

Charles Upson
Charles O'Neill

Henry Van Aerpam
John A. Peters

Burt Van Horn
Tobins A. Plants

Hamilton Ward
Luke P. Poland

Cadwal'r C. Washburn
Theodore M. Pomeroy William B. Washburn
Hiram Price

Fred'k E. Woodbridge.

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. William B. Allison Mr. John F. Driggs

George W. Anderson Ephraim R. Eckley
Delos R. Ashley

W. P. Edwards
Jehu Baker

Benjamin Eggleston
Fernando C. Beaman Jacob H. Ela
John Beatty

Charles A. Eldridge
James B. Beck

John F. Farnsworth John F. Benjamin

Thomas W. Ferry John A. Bingham

John R. French Austin Blair

J. S. Golladay Nathaniel Boyden

James H. Goss Henry P. H. Bromwell Samuel F. Gove Ralph P. Buckland

Joseph J. Gravely Charles W. Buckley Asa P. Grover Albert G. Burr

Charles M. Hamilton Roderick R. Butler

Thomnas Haughey Samuel F. Cary

Isaac R. Hawkins Reader W. Clarke

David Heaton J. W. Clift

William Higby Amasa Cabb

William S. Holman John ('oburn

Samuel Hooper Simeon Corlev

Benjamin F. Hopkins Shelby M. Cullom

Asahel W. Hubbard John T. De weese

Chester D. Hubbard Oliver H. Dockery

Morton C. Hunter Grenville M. Dodge Ebon C. Ingersoll Ignatius Donnelly

Alexander H. Jones

Mr. Thomas L. Jones

Norman B. Judd
George W. Julian
William D. Kelley
Fraucis W. Kellogg
Michael C. Kerr
Bethuel M. Kitchen
J. Proctor Knott
Israel G. Lash
George V. Lawrence
William Lawrence
Benjamin F. Loan
William Longhridge
Samuel S. Marshall
Horace Maynard
James R. McCormick
Samuel Mekee
Carman A. Newcom 5
William E. Niblack
John A. Nicholson
Br njamin W. Norris
Godlove S. Orth
Halbert E. Paine
Sidney Perham
Charles W. Pierce
Frederick A. Pike
William A. Pile

Mr. Daniel Polsley

C. H. Prince
Green B. Raum
Logan H. Roots
Lewis W. Ross
Phíletus Sawyer
Robert C. Schenck
John P. C. Shanks
Samuel Shellabarger
William B. Stokes
Frederick Stone
John H. Stover
John Taffe
Nelson Tift
Row'd E. Trowbridge
Robert T. Van Horn
Philadelph Van Trump
Henry D. Washburn
Martin Welker
B. F. Whittemore
Thomas Williams
William Williams
James F. Wilson
John T. Wilson
George W. Woodward
P. M. B. Young.

Those not voting are-
Mr. George M. Adams Ir. Columbus Delano Mr. John Morrissey Mr. J. H. Sypher
Samuel M, Arnell
Nathan F. Dixon
James Mullins

Caleb N. Taylor
James M. Ashley
James T. Elliott
William Mungen

Francis Thomas
Alexander H. Bailey James A. Gartield

J. P. Newsham

John Trimble W. Jasper Blackburn Adam J. Glossbrenner David A. Nun

Lawrence S. Trimble James G. Blaine George A. Halsey S. Newton Pettis

Daniel M. Van Auken Thomas Boles Abner C. Harding Charles E. Phelps

Charles H. Van Wyck
C. C. Bowen
Richard D. Hubbard John V. L. Pruyn

Michael Vidal
Jannes Brook
Calvin T. Hulburd

William H. Robertson Ellihu B. Washburne
Benjamin F. Butler
William S. Lincoln

William E. Robinson Stephen F. Wilson John B. Cal in John A. Logan Rufus P. Spalding

William Windom Sidney Clarke John Lynch Aaron F. Stevens

Fernando Wood. Burton C. Cook

Ulysses Mercur

So the House refused to lay the bill on the table.
The amendment submitted by Mr. Griswold was then agreed to.

The amendment submitted by Mr. Benjamin F. Butler having been read as follows, viz: Amend the second section of the bill by substituting as follows, after the enacting clause:

" That section forty-two of said act be so far amended as to provide that thirty days after notice shall be served upon the Comptroller of the Currency by any banking association organized under the laws of the United States that it has gone into liquidation by a vote of its shareholders, as prorided in said section, or whenever proceedings have been taken under the prorisions of said act against any such banking association for any violation of the provisions thereof, all payments of interest upon the bonds pledged by such banking association to redeem its circulation or to secure its deposits due to the United States shall cease, except as hereinafter provided ; but

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