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Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

By unanimous consent, indefinite leave was granted to Nr. Hamilton. · On motion of Mr. Schenck, by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of the business on the Speaker's table;

When

The Speaker laid before the House the following message, heretofore received from the President of the United States; which was read, referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed, viz: To the House of Representatives :

I transmit an additional report from the Secretary of State, represent. ing that Messrs. Costello and Warren, citizens of the United States imprisoned in Ireland, have been released.

ANDREW JOHNSON. WASHINGTON, February 20, 1869.

The Speaker next laid before the House the following concurrent resolution ; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved by the Senate, (the House of Representatives concurring.) That the President be requested to transmit forth with to the executives of the several States of the United States copies of the article of amend. ment proposed by Congress to said legislatures to amend the Constitution of the United States, passed February 26, 1869, respecting the exercise of the elective franchise, to the end that the said States may proceed to act upon the said article of amendment; and that he request the executive of each of the States that may ratify said amendment to transmit to the Secretary of State a certified copy of said ratification.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
The following message of the Senate was next taken up, viz:

Resolred, That the Senate disagree to the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 440) supplementary to an act entitled "An act to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of national bonds and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof," approved January 3, 1864, and ask a conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon.

Pending the question on agreeing to the said conference,
Mr. Scotield moved that the same be laid on the table;
And the question being put,
Yeas

70 It was decided in the negative, Nays

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

Those who voted in the affirmative areMr. Alexander H. Bailey Mr. William C. Fields

Mr. Rufus P. Spalding

H. H. Stark weatber
Aaron F. Stevens
Thomas E. Stewart
Stephen Taber
Caleb N. Taylor
Ginery Twichell
Charles l'pson
Henry Van Aernan
Burt Van Horn
Charles H. Van Wyck
Hamilton Wand
William B. Waxbburn
Thomas Williams
Stephen F. Wilson
Fernando Wood
Fred'k E. Woodbridge.

108

John D. Baldwin
Nathaniel P. Banks
William H. Barnum
Jacob Benton
George S. B utwell
Jarnes Brooks
John M. Broomall
Henry L, Cake
John W. Chauler
John C. Churchill
Burton C. Cook
Thomas Cornell
John Covode
Henry L. Dawes
Nathan F. Dixon
Thomas D. Elict
Orange Ferriss

John Fox
J. Lawrence Getz
John A. Griswold
Julius Hotchkiss
Richard D. Hubbard
Calvin T. Hulburd
Jumes M. Humphrey
Thomas A. Jenckey
William H. Kelsey
John H. Ketcham
William H. Koontz
Addison H. Laflin
James M. Marvin
Deonix McCarthy
Ulysses Mercur
George F. Miller
William Moore

Mr James K. Moorhead

Daniel J. Morrell
John Morrissey
Leonard Myers
Charles O'Neill
Sidney Perham
Frederick A. Pike
Luke P. Poland
Theodore M. Pomeroy
John V. L. Pruyn
Samuel J. Randall
William H. Robertson
William E. Robinson
Glenni W. Scofield
Lewis Selye
Charles Sitgreaves
Worthington C. Smith

Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. William B. Allison Mr. Columbus Delano Mr. Norman B. Judd
Delos R. Ashley

Oliver H. Dockery George W. Julian
James M. Ashley

Ignatius Donnelly Francis W. Kellogg
Samuel B. Axtell
John F. Driggs

Michael C. Kerr
Jehu Baker

Ephraim R. Eckley Bethuel M. Kitchen Dema. Barnes

Benjamin Eggleston J. Proctor Knott
Fernando C. Beaman Charles A. Eldridge

Israel G. Lash
John Beatty
James T. Elliott

William Lawrence
James B. Beck
Thomas W. Ferry

Benjamin F. Loan
John F. Benjamin
John R. French

William Lougbridge
John A. Bingham
James A. Garfield

Rufus Mallory
W. Jasper Blackburn Adam J. Glossbrenner Samuel S. Marshall
James G. Blaine
J. S. Golladay

Horace Maynard
Austin Blair
James H. Goss

James R. McCormick
Thomas Boles
Samnel F. Gove

Samuel McKee
Nathaniel Boyden
Asa P. Grover

James Mullins
Henry P. H. Bromwell Abuer C. Harding

William Mungen Ralph P. Buckland Thomas Haughey

J. P. Newsham
Charles W. Buckley Isaac R. Hawkins

William E. Niblack
Albert G. Bur
David Heaton

John A. Nicholson
John B. Callis

William S. Holman Benjamin W. Norris
Samuel F. Cary

Benjamin F. Hopkins Godlove S. Orth
Reader W. Clarke
Morton C. Hunter

Halbert E. Paine
Amasa Cobb
Ebon C. Ingersoll

Charles W. Pierce
John Coburn
James A. Johnson

William A. Pile
Simeon Corley
Alexander H. Jones

Tobias A. Plants
Shelby M. Cullom
Thomas L. Jones

C. H. Prince
Those not voting are-
Mr. George M. Adams Mr. John T. Deweese Mr. John Hill
Oakes Ames
Oliver J. Dickey

Samuel Hooper
George W. Anderson Grenville M. Dodge Asahel W. Hubbard
Stevenson Archer
W. P. Edwards

Chester D. Hubbard
Samuel M. Arnell
Jacob H. Ela

William D. Kelley
C. C Bowen

John F. Farnsworth George V. Lawrence Benjamin M. Boyer Joseph J. Gravely

William S. Lincoln Benjamin F. Butler Charles Haight

John A. Logan Roderick R. Butler George A. Halsey

John Lynch
Sidney Clarke

Charles M. Hamilton Hiram McCullough
J. W. Clift
William Higby

Carinan A. Newcomb

Mr. Green B. Ranm

Logan H. Roots
Lewis W. RON
Philetus Sawyer
Robert C. Schenck
John P.C. Shanks
Samuel Shellabarger
William B. Stokes
Frederick Stone
John H. Stover
J. H. Sypher
John Taffe
Nelson Tift
Lawrence S. Trimble
Row'd E. Trowbridge
Daniel M. Van Anken
Robert T. Van Horn
Philadelph Van Trump
Cadwal'r C. Wa-hburn
Henry D. Washburn
Martin Welker
B. F. Whitt more
William Wiliams
James . Wilson
Job T. Wilson
George W. Woodward
P. M. B. Young.

Mr. David A. Nunn

John A. Peters
S. Newton Pettis
Charles E. Phelps
Daniel Polsley
Hiram Price
Francis Thonias
John Trimble
Michael Vidal
Ellihu B. Washburne
William Windom:

So the House refused to lay the said bill on the table.

Ordered, That the House agree to the said conference, and that Mr. Coburn, Mr. Judd, and Mr. Samuel Hooper, be the managers at the said conference on the part of the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith. Bills of the House of the following titles, viz: · H. R. 1314. An act to confirm certain private land claims in 'the Territory of New Mexico;

H. Res. 438. Joint resolution relative to certain purchases by the Interior Department;

H. R. 1279. An act in relation to additional bounties, and for other purposes;

H. R. 1327. A bill to amend an act entitled “An act to exempt certain manufactures from internal taxes, and for other purposes," approved March 31, 1868;

H. R. 425. An act for the relief of Mary A. Filler ;
H. R. 1928. A bill granting a pension to Lemuel Bartholow;

H. R. 1930. A bill granting a pension to Madge K. Guthrie and Rob. ert B. Guthrie:

H. Res. 211. Joint resolution for the relief of Henry S. Gibbons, late postmaster at St John's, Michigan;

H. R. 1973. An act in reference to certifying checks by national banks;

H. R. 112. An act relating to captures made by Admiral Farragut's fleet in the Mississippi river, in May, 1862;

H. R. 1879. An act for the relief of certain companies of scouts and guides organized in Alabama;

H. R. 1867. An act for the relief of the Illinois Iron and Bolt Company;

H. R. 1989. An act for the relief of Peter McGough, collector of internal revenue and disbursing agent of the 20th district of Pennsylvania; with the amendments of the Senate thereto, were severally taken up and the said amendments concurred in.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Bills of the House of the following titles were severally taken up, with the amendments of the Senate thereto, and the said amendments severally disagreed to, viz:

H. R. 1967. An act to compensate the officers and crew of the United States steamer Kearsarge for the destruction of the rebel piratical vessel Alabama.

H. R. 375. A bill to repeal an act to regulate the disposition of fines, penalties, and forfeitures received under the laws relating to the customs, and for other purposes, and to amend certain acts for the prevention and punishment of frauds on the revenue and for the prevention of smug. gling.

H. R. 1881. An act regulating the reports of national banking associations.

Ordered, That the House request a conference with the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon.

Ordered, That the following-named members be appointed managers on the part of the House on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the said bills, viz:

On H. R. 1967, Mr. Pike, Mr. Twichell, and Mr. Haight;
On H. R. 375, Mr. Eliot, Mr. O'Neill, and Mr. Humphrey;
On H. R. 1881, Mr. Randall, Mr. Pomeroy, and Mr. Lynch.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The bill of the House (H. R. 1276) for the sale of the Hot Springs reservation in Arkansas, with the amendment of the Senate thereto, was taken up and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Bills of the Senate of the following titles, viz: S. 612. An act relating to the proof of wills in the District of Columbia; S. 665. An act respecting the organization of militia in the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, and Arkansas;

S. 722. An act to amend 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,” by extending certain penalties to accessories; were severally taken from the Speaker's table, read three times and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The joint resolution of the Senate (S. R. 178) tendering sympathy to the people of Spain, was next taken up and read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its third reading,
Mr. Banks submitted an amendment thereto; which was agreed to.
Ordered, That the joint resolution be read a third time.
It was accordingly read the third time and passed.

The title of the resolution was then amended by adding thereto the words and the people of Cuba.

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

The bill of the Senate (S. 711) relating to the Metropolitan Railroad Company was next taken up, read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

The bill of the Senate (S. 712) to define the fees of recorder of deeds and to provide for the appointment of the warden of the jail in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes, was next taken up, and read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its third reading,

Mr. Poland moved that it be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; which motion was disagreed to.

Ordered, That the bill be read a third time.
It was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Holman, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 1063. An act for the relief of Henry Barricklow;
And

H. R. 1041. An act granting the right of way to the Walla-Walla and Columbia River Railroad Company, and for other purposes;

When
The Speaker signed the same.

The bill of the Senate (S. 167) granting lands to the State of Oregon, to aid in the construction of a military wagon road from the navigable waters of Coos bay to Roseburg bay, in said State, was read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its third reading,
Amendments were submitted by Mr. Julian and Mr. Donnelly.
Pending which,

Mr. William Lawrence moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands; which motion was disagreed to.

The said amendments were then agreed to.

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

The bill was then read the third time and passed.

Mr. Mallory 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 disagreed to.

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

Bills and a joint resolution of the Senate of the following titles, viz:

S. 581. An act relating to the time for finding indictments in the courts of the United States in the late rebel States; and

S. R. 200. Joint resolution reappointing Louis Agassiz a regent of the Smithsonian Institution ; were taken up, read three times and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

On motion of Mr. William Williams, leave was granted for the withdrawal from the files of the House of the papers in the case of John B. Chapman.

The bill of the Senate (S. 679) to amend an act entitled “ An act granting lands to the State of Oregon, to aid in the construction of a military road from Eugene City to the eastern boundary of said State, was taken up, and read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its third reading,
Mr. Mallory moved the previous question.
Pending which,
Mr. Julian moved that the bill be laid on the table.
And the question being put,
Yeas....

35 It was decided in the negative, Nays.

98 Not voting...

89

The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. Stevenson Archer Mr. Henry L. Cake Mr. James A. Garfield Mr. J. P. Newsham
Samuel M. Arnell
John C. Churchill
J. Lawrence Getz

Samuel J. Randall
Jehu Baker
Amasa Cobb
Charles Haight

Glenni W. Scofield Nathaniel P. Banks Burton C. Cook

William S. Holman John P. C. Shanks John Beatty Henry L. Dawes George W. Julian

Samuel Shellabarger Jacob Benton Oliver J. Dickey William H. Kelsey Charles

Sitgreates George S. Boutwell Oliver H. Dockery William Lawrence

Aaron F. Stevens John M. Broomall Jacob H. Ela Dennis McCarthy

Caleb X. Taylor Benjamin F. Butler William C. Fields

Samuel McKee Those who voted in the negative areMr. George M. Adams Mr. Adam J. Glossbrenner Mr. George V. Lawrence Mr. Logan H. Roots Delos R. Ashley J. S. Golladay

William S. Lincoln Philetus Sawyer Samuel B. Axtell James H. Gong John A. Logan

Worthington C Smith Demas Barnes Samuel F. Gove Rufus Mallory

Rufus P. Spalding William H. Barnum Asa P. Grover

Samuel S. Marshall H. H. Starkweather James B. Beck Thomas Haughey Horace Maynard

Thomas E. Stewart Austin Blair Isaac R. Hawkins

James R. McCormick Frederick Stope
Nathaniel Boyden
David Heaton
Ulysses Mercur

John H. Stover
Ralph P. Buckland
William Higby
George F. Miller

Stephen Taber
Charles W. Buckley John Hill

James K. Moorhead Nelson Tift
Samuel F. Cary
Samuel Hooper
Daniel J. Morrell

Row'd E. Trowbridge
John W. Chanler
Benjaloin F. Hopkins James Mullins

Ginery Twicbell
John Coburn
Julius Hotchkiss
William Mungen

Burt Van Horn
Simeon Corley
Chester D. Hubbard Leonard Myers

Robert T. Van Horn
John Covode
Ebon C. Ingersoll

Carman A. Newcomb Hamilton Ward Shelby M. Cullom Thomas A. Jenckes John A. Nicholson

Henry D. Washburn John T. Deweese James A. Johnson

Benjamin W. Norris William B. Washburn Nathan F. Dixon Alexander H. Jones Charles O'Neill

Martin Welker Grenville M. Dodge Thomas L. Jones

Godlove S. Orth

B. F. Whittemore John F. Driggs Norman B. Judd Charles E. Phelps

Thomas Williams Ephraim R. Eckley Francis W. Kellogg William A. Pile

William Williams Thomas D. Eliot Michael C. Kerr Luke P. Poland

William Windom James T. Elliott J. Proctor Knott Hiram Price

Fernando Wood Orange Ferriss Addison H. Lalin

William H. Robertson P. M. B. Young.
Thomas W. Ferry

Israel G. Lash
Those not voting are-
Mr. William B. Allison Mr. Columbus Delano Mr. Benjamin F. Loan Mr. Lewis W. Ross
Oakes Ames

Ignatius Donnelly William Loughridge Robert C. Schepek George W. Anderson W. P. Edwards

John Lynch

Lewis Selye
James M. Ashley
Benjamin Eggleston James M. Marvin

William B. Stokes
Alexander H. Bailey Charles A. Eldridge Hiram McCullough J. H. Sypher
John D. Baldwin
John F. Farnsworth William Moore

John Taffe Fernando C. Beaman John Fox

John Morrissey,

Francis Thomas John F. Benjamin John R. French

William E. Niblack John Trimble
John A. Bingham
Joseph J. Gravely
David A. Nunn

Lawrence S. Trimble W. Jasper Blackburn John A. Griswold

Halbert E. Paine

Charles I'pson
James (t. Blaine
George A. Halsey Sidney Perham

Henry Van Aerdam
Thomas Boles
Charles M. Hamilton John A. Peters

Daniel M. Van Auken C.C. Bowen Abner C. Harding S. Newton Pettis

Philadelph Van Trump Benjamin M. Boyer Asabel W. Hubbard Charles W. Pierce

Charles Il. Van Wyck Henry P. H. Bromwoll Richard D, Hubbard Frederick A. Pike

Michael Vidal
Jamey Brooks
Calvin T. Hulburd
Tobias A. Plants

Cadwal'r C. Washburn
Albert G. Burr
James M. Humphrey Daniel Polsley

Ellihu B. Washburne Roderick R. Butler Morton C. Hunter

Theodore M. Pomeroy James F. Wilson
John B. Callis
William D. Kelley
C. H. Prince

John T. Wilson
Reader W. Clarke
John H. Ketcham
John V. L. Pruyn

Stephen F. Wilson
Sidney Clarke
Bethuel M. Kitchen
Green B. Raum

Fred'k E. Woodbridge J. W. Clift William H. Koontz

William E. Robinson George W. Woodward. Thomas Cornell

So the House refused to lay the bill on the table.

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 read a third time.

It was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Mallory 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 acquaint the Senate with the passage of the said bill.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have agreed to the report of the second committee of conference on the bill of the House (H. R. 1570) making

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