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New York, New York; Newport and Claremont, New Hampshire, for tbe adoption of Dana Bickford's plan of international coinage; the petition of F. A. P. Barnwell, for the use of the metric system of weights by the Post-Office Department; a paper from S. D. Horton, opposing the silver bill of the Forty-fourth Congress; a letter from H. R. Linderman, direçtor of the United States Mint, with reference to an experimental fiftydollar gold coin; resolutions of the legislature of Wisconsin and of the Chamber of Commerce of New York, relative to silver coinage. to the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures.

By Mr. Amos Townsend : The petition of citizens of Ohio, for an increase of the salaries of letter-carriers in Cleveland; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

By Mr. Waddell: The petition of W.F. Atkinson, for property taken by the United States Army; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Michael D. White : The petition of R. E. Bryant, for compen. sation for services rendered as an officer in the United States Army; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Welch: The petition of the letter-carriers of Omaha, Nebraska, for an increrse of their salaries ; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads.

By Mr. Wood : The petition of the refiners and exporters of sugars in the city of New York, that the drawback rates may be fixed by law; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Atkins, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported a bill (H. R. 902) making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1878; which was read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and or. dered to be printed.

Mr. Atkins moved to reconsider the vote last taken, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be requested to furnish this House with information as to whether any legislation is necessary in order to provide for the preservation of models or parts of models saved from the late fire at the Patent Office.

Mr. Luttrell, by unanimous consent, presented a memorial of the Na. tional Association of Mexican Veteraus; which was ordered to be printed in the Record and referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Mr. Banks, by unanimous consent, presented the petition of the mayor and other officers of the city of Lynn, in Massachusetts, approving the system of letter-carriers; and also, of 1,000 citizens of said city, of sim. ilar character; and also, asking for an increase of the compensation of the letter-carriers; which was reterred to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

Vr. Banning, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 903) to fix the pay of letter-carriers, and to repeal section 3866 of the Revised Statutes of the United States; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, and ordered to be printed.

The regular order being demanded, the Speaker announced the regular order of business to be the call of committees for reports of a private nature;

Mr. Banning, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was

referred the request of Mr. McKenzie, for leave to withdraw from the files of the House the discharges from the United States Army of Rob. ert R. Davis and James C. Bacon, reported the same with a favorable recommendation.

Ordered, That leave be granted for the withdrawal of the said papers. Mr. Roberts, from the Committee of Accounts, submitted the following report, viz:

The Committee of Accounts, to whom was referred the following reso. lution

Resolved, That the Committee of Accounts be, and they are hereby, instructed to designate the committees of this House which are entitled to clerks under the act of March 3, 1877, and report to this House"respectfully state that they have considered said resolution, and desig. nate the following committees as entitled to clerks, in the manner here. inafter indicated :

1. To the Committee of Elections, a clerk.

2. To the Committee on Banking and Currency, a clerk, who shall also act as clerk to the Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury De. partment.

3. To the Comunittee on Commerce, a clerk.
4. To the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads, a clerk.
5. To the Committee for the District of Columbia, a clerk.
6. To the Committee on the Judiciary, a clerk.
7. To the Committee on Indian Affairs, a clerk.

8. To the Committee on Education and Labor, a clerk, who shall also act as clerk to the Committee on Expenditures in the State Department and to the Committee on the Mississippi Levees.

9. To the Committee on Manufactures and the Committee on Agriculture and to the Committee on the Militia, jointly, a clerk.

10. To the Committee on Naval Affairs, a clerk.
11. To the Committee on Military Affairs, clerk.
12. To the Committee on Foreign Affairs, a clerk.

13. To the Committee on the Territories, a clerk, who shall also act as clerk to the Committee on Mines and Mining.

14. To the Committee on Private Land-Claims, a clerk, wbo shall also act as clerk to the Committee on Public Expenditures.

15. To the Com inittee on the Pacific Railroad and to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, jointly, a clerk.

16. To the Committee on Patents, a clerk.

17. To the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, a clerk, who sball also act as clerk to the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings and to the Committee on Expenditures in the Interior Department.

18. To the Committee of Accounts, a clerk, who shall also act as clerk to the Committee on Mileage.

19. To the Joint Committee on Printing, a clerk, who sball also act as clerk to the Committee on Expenditures in the Post-Office Department and to the Committee on Reform in the Civil Service.

20. To the Committee on the Revision of the Laws of the United States, a clerk, who shall also act as clerk to the Committee on Expend. itures in the Navy Department.

21. To the Committee on Railways and Canals, a clerk, who shall also act as clerk to the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice and to the Committee on Expenditures in the War Department.

The same having been read,
Mr. Hooker, submitted the following amendment, viz:

Amend by inserting, “a clerk for the Committee on the Library."

Mr. Roberts demanded the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered,

And being put,
Will the house agree to the said amendment ?
It was decided in the negative.

Mr. Samuel S. Cox, by unanimous consent, submitted the following amendment, which was agreed to, viz : “the clerk of the Committee on Manufactures and Agriculture, and on the Militia, be also clerk to the Committee on the Library."

The main question was then put, viz:
Will the House agree to the said resolution as amended,
And it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Roberts moved to reconsider the vote last taken, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

The call of committees was then resumed and concluded.

The Speaker announced as the business next in order, the unfinished business of yesterday's morning hour, viz, the bill of the House (H. R. 805) to repeal the third section of the act entitled “An act to provide for the resumption of specie payments,” the peuding question being the motion of Mr. Ewing to recommit the bill to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

Mr. Conger made the point of order that this being private bill day the said bill could not be considered, and moved that the House resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House.

The Speaker overruled the point of order, on the ground that there was no private calendar and that the unfinished business of the previous morning hour was first in order.

The House accordingly proceeded to the consideration of the said bill,


Mr. Ewing withdrew the motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

Mr. Fort submitted an amendment in the nature of a substitute:

Mr. Ewing demanded the previous question on the bill and pending amendment;

Pending which,
Mr. Hale moved that the same do lie on the table.
And the question being put,

• ( Yeas.

......................, 107 It was decided in the negative, Nays ........

.. 140 ( Not voting.....

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

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Dr. William Aldrich Mr. Lucien B. Caswell Mr. Benjamin T. Eames Mr. Abram S. Hewitt
William J. Bacon
Simeon B. Chittenden Anthony Eickhoff

Frank Hiscock
George A. Bagley
William Claflin

Charles C. Ellsworth Jay A. Hubbell
Latimer W. Ballon Nathan Cole

Walbridge A. Field John N. Hungerford Nathaniel P. Banks Omar D. Conger

Charles Foster

Frank Jones
Horatio Bisbee, jr.
James W. Covert

Chapman Freeman John S. Jones
Henry W. Blair
Jacob D. Cox
William P. Frye

Charles H. Joyce
Thomas A. Boyd
William W. Crapo
Randall L. Gibson

Edwin W. Keightly
Mark S. Brewer
H. J. B. Cummings D. C. Giddings

J. E. Leopard
James F. Briggs
Augustus W. Cutler Eugene Hale

Stephen D. Lindsey
Solomon Bundy
Lorenzo Danford

Ang. A. Hardenbergh George B. Loring Horatio C. Burchard C.B. Darrall

Benjamin W. Harris John K. Luttrell
Theodore W. Burdick Horace Davis

E. Kirke Hart

Levi Maish
Richard H. Cain
Nathaniel C. Deering Geo. C. Hazelton

Stephen L. Mayham Jacob M. Campbell Dudley C, Denison George W. Hendee Anson G. McCook Milton A. Candler Mark H. Dunnell

Thomas J. Henderson J.H. McGowan

MB. Se

E. Well Elisans

Mr. William McKinleyi Ir. Thomas B. Peddie Mr. C. H. Sinnickson Mr. William Ward
John I. Mitchell
Henry M. Pollard
A. Herr Smith

Lewis F. Wataon
James Monroe
Llewellyn Powers William S. Stenger

Frank Welch William R. Morrison Hiram Prion

J. H. Stewart

Edwin Willets
Leopold Morse
Terrence J. Quinn
John W. Stone

Charles G. Williams
Amasa Norcross
Joseph H. Rainey
Joseph C. Stone

James Williams Charles O'Neill Thomas B. Reed Horace B. Strait

Richard Williams Edward Overton, jr. William W. Rice

J. M. Thornburgh

Benjamin A. Willis Romualdo Pacheco George D. Robinson Amos Townsend

Fernando Wood Horace F. Page

Ezekiel S. Sampson Martin I. Townsend Thomas Wren. George W. Patterson Gustave Schleicher William D. Veeder

Those who voted in the negative areMr. D. Wyatt Aiken Mr. Geo. G. Dibrell Mr. John F. House Mr. William M. Robbins J. D. C. Atkins H. L Dickey Morton C. Hunter

Charles B. Roberts John H. Baker Milton J. Durham Eppa Hunton

E. W. Robertson Henry B. Banning John R. Eden H. I.. Humphrey

Milton S. Robinson
Thomas M. Bayne
J. B. Elam
Anthony Ittuer

Milton Sayler
Hiram P. Bell
E. John Ellis

James Taylor Jones Alfred M. Scales George A. Bicknell Russell Errett

J. Warren Keifer

Leonidas Sexton Jos. C. S. Blackburn James L. Evang

William D. Kelley Wm. S. Sballenberger Richard P. Bland John H. Evins John E. Kepna

Charles M. Shelley James H. Blount Thomas Ewing

William Kiminell Otho R. Singleton Andrew R. Boone William H. Felton Robert M. Knapp

William F. Slemons Gabriel Bouck Ebenezer B. Finley J. Proctor Knott

William E. Smith Lorenzo Brentano Greenbury L. Fort William Lathrop

William A. J. Sparks Samuel A. Bridges Benjamin J. Franklin Robert F. Ligon

William M. Springer Curtis H. Brogden Benoni S. Fuller

William Pitt Lyndo Walter L. Steele Thomas M. Browne Mills Gardner

L. A. Mackey

Thomas Swann Aylett H. Buckner William W. Garth

Van H. Manning

John M. Thompson George C. Cabell John M. Glover

Benjamin F. Marsh J. W. Throckmorton John W. Caldwell John Goode

Benjamin F. Martin Thomas F. Tipton W. P. Caldwell

Thomas M. Gunter James A. McKenzie Richd. W. Townsbend William H. Calkins Andrew H. Hamilton John A. McMahon

Thomas Turner
Joseph G. Cannon
John Hanna
Roger Q. Mills

Jacob Turney
John G. Carlisle
Alfred C. Hormer

Hernando D. Money Robert B. Vance
J. R. Chalmers
Henry R. Harris

Charles H. Morgan Nelson H. Van Vorbes John B. Clarke John T. Harris H. L. Muldrow

Gilbert C. Walker
John B. Clark, jr.
Carter H. Harrison Addison Oliver

William Walsh
Hiester Clymer
William Hartzell
James Phelps

Levi Warner
Thomas R. Cobb

Dudley C. Haskell William A. Phillips Michael D. White Philip Cook Robert A. Hatcher Thad. C. Pound

W.C. Whitthorne Samuel S. Cox Philip C. Hayes

Auburn L. Pridemoro Jere N. Williams Jordan E. Cravens Eli J. Henklo

James H. Randolph Albert S. Willis Thomas T. Crittenden Daniel M. Henry

David Rea

Benjamin Wilson D. B. Culberson Goldsmith W. Hewitt John H. Reagan

Hendrick B. Wright Robt. H. M. Davidson Hilary A. Herbert Americus V. Rice

Jesse J. Yeates.
Joseph J. Davis
Charles E. Hooker
Haywood Y. Riddle

Casey Young.
Those not voting are-
Mr. William H. Baker Mr. Beverly B. Donglas Mr. George M. Landers Mr. Robert Smalls
George M. Beebe

Jeremiah W. Dwight Elbridge G. Lapham Milton I. Southard Charles B. Benedict I. Newton Evans

Daniel N. Lockwood John H. Starin Archibald M. Bliss William H. Forney Nicbolas Muller

Alex. H. Stephens
Edward S. Bragg
James A. Garfield
Henry S. Neal

John R. Tucker
John M. Bright
Lucien C. Ganse

Clarkson N. Potter Alfred M. Waddell Benjamin F. Butler Julian Hartridge

John Howard Pugh John T. Wait
John H. Camp
Amaziah B. James James B. Reilly

Harry White
Alvah A. Clark
Joseph Jorgensen
Miles Ross

Alpheus S. Williams
Rush Clark
John H. Ketcham
Thomas Ryan

Andrew Williams. Fraucis D. Collins John W. Killinger William F. Sapp So the House refused to table the said bill and amendment. When The morning hour expired.

Mr. Atkins, as a privileged question, submitted the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That when the House adjourns to-morrow it adjourn to meet on Wednesday next.

And the question being put,
Will the House agree to the said resolution ?

It was decided in the negative, Nays.......

(Not voting .....,

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

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr.J.D.C. Atkins Mr. Henry W. Blair Mr. Jacob M. Campbell Mr. Thomas R. Cobb
William J. Bacon
James H. Blonnt
John G. Carlisle

Philip Cook
George A. Bagley

Andrew R. Boono Simeon B. Chittenden James W. Covert Thomas M. Bayne James F. Briggs John B. Clark, jr.

William W. Crapo Horatio Bisbee, jr. William H. Calking Hiester Clymer

Jordan E. Cravens

...... 33 ...... 158

Mr. C. B. Darrall

Mr. Benjamin W. Harris Mr. Anson G. McCook Mr. Thomas Swann
Milton J, Durham
John T. Harris

William R. Morrison John M. Thompson
Anthony Eickhoff
Daniel M. Henry
Leopold Morse

Martin I. Townsend
Russell Errett
Abram S. Hewitt
Amasa Norcross

Jacob Turney
James L. Evans
Hilary A. Herbert Charles O'Neill

Alfred M. Waddell
John H. Evids
Frank Hiscock

Edward Overton, jr. William Walsh Walbridge A. Field Charles E. Hooker Horace F. Page

William Ward William H. Forney John F. House

Thomas B. Peddie

Lewis F. Watson Charles Foster Eppa Hunton John H. Reagan

W.C. Whitthorne Benjamin J. Franklin John N. Hungerford William W. Rice

Alpheus S. Williams Benoni S. Faller Frank Jones

George D. Robinson James Williams Randall L. Gibson Joseph Jorgensen

Leonidas Sexton

Jere N. Williams Thomas M. Gunter J. Warren Keifer

Otho R. Singleton

Benjamin A. Willis Eugene Hale William Kimmell C. H. Sinnickson

Fernando Wood Andrew H. Hamilton George B, Loring

A. Herr Smith

Thomas Wren.
John Hanna
Levi Maish

William S. Stenger

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. D. Wyatt Aiken Mr. Lorenzo Danford Mr. Charles H. Joyce Mr. Americus V. Rice William Aldrich

Robt. H. M. Davidson Edwin W. Keightley Haywood Y. Riddle John H. Baker Horace Davis

William D. Kelley William M. Robbins Latimer W. Ballou Joseph J. Davis

John E. Kenna

Charles B. Roberts Nathaniel P. Banks Nathaniel C. Deering Robert M. Knapp

E. W. Robertson Henry B. Banning Geo. G. Dibrell

J. Proctor Knott

Milton S. Robinson Hiram P. Bell H. L. Dickey William Lathrop

Ezekiel S. Sampson George A. Bicknell Mark H. Dunnell

J. E. Leonard

William F. Sapp Jos, C. S. Blackburn Benjamin T. Eames Robert F. Ligon

Milton Sayler
Richard P. Bland
J. B. Elam
John K. Luttrell

Alfred M. Scales
Gabriel Bonck
E. John Ellis

William Pitt Lynde Wm. S. Sballenberger Thomas A. Boyd Charles C. Ellsworth L. A. Mackey

Charles M. Shelley Lorenzo Brentano Thomas Ewing Van H. Mapping

William F. Slemong Mark S. Brewer William H. Felton

Benjamin F. Marsh. William E. Smith Samuel A. Bridges Ebenezer B. Finley Benjamin F. Martin William A.J. Sparks Curtis H. Brogden. Greenbury L. Fort J. H. McGowan

William M. Springer Thomas M. Browne Chapman Freeman James A. McKenzie Walter L. Steele Aylett H. Buckner William P. Frye

William McKinley, jr. J. H. Stewart
Solomon Bundy
Mills Gardner

John A. McMahon John W. Stone
Horatio C. Burchard William W. Garth

Roger Q. Mills

Joseph C. Stono Theodore W. Burdick D. C. Giddings

John I. Mitchell

Horace B. Strait
George C. Cabell
John M. Glover

Hernando D. Money J. M. Thornburgh
Richard H. Cain
John Goode
James Monroe

Thomas F. Tipton John W. Caldwell Aug. A. Hardenbergh Charles H. Morgan Amos Townsend W.P. Caldwell Henry R. Harris H. L. Muldrow

Richd. W. Townshend Milton A. Candler E. Kirke Hart

Henry S. Neal

Thomas Turner
Joseph G. Cannon
William Hartzell
Addison Oliver

Robert B. Vance
Lucien B, Caswell Robert A. Hatcher George W. Patterson Nelson II. Van Vorhes
J. R. Chalmers
Pbilip C. Hayes
James Phelps

Gilbert C. Walker
William Claflin
Geo. C. Hazelton

William A. Phillips Frank Welch
John B. Clarke
George W. Hendee Henry M. Pollard

Michael D. White
Rush Clark
Thomas J. Henderson Thad. C. Pound

Edwin Willets
Nathan Cole
Eli J. Henkle
Llewellyn Powerg

Charles G. William's
Omar D. Conger
Goldsmith W. Hewitt Iliram Price

Richard Williams
Jacob D. Cox
Jay A. Hubbell

Auburn L. Pridemore Albert S. Willis
Samuel S. Cox
Morton C. Hunter
Joseph H. Rainey

Benjamin Wilson Thomas T. Crittenden H. L. Humphrey

James H. Randolph Hendrick B. Wright
D. B. Culberson
Anthony Ittner
David Rea

Jesse J. Yeates
H. J.B. Cummings
James Taylor Jones Thomas B. Reed

Casey Young.
Augustus W. Cutler John S. Jones

Those not voting areMr. William H. Baker Mr. John R. Eden Mr. Elbridge G. Lapham Mr. Gustave Schleicher George M. Beebe I. Newton Evans

Stephen D. Lindsey Robert Smalls Charles B. Benedict James A. Garfield

Daniel N. Lockwood Milton I. Southard Archibald M. Bliss Lucien C. Gause

Stephen L. Maybam Jobn H. Starin
Edward S. Bragg
Alfred C. Harmer
Nicholas Muller

Alex, H. Stepbens
John M. Bright
Carter H. Harrison Romualdo Pacheco

J. W. Throckmorton Benjamin F. Butler Julian Hartridge

Clarkson N. Potter John R. Tacker
John H. Camp
Dudley C. Haskell

John Howard Pugh William D. Veeder
Alyah A. Clark
Amaziah B. James
Terrence J. Quinn

John T. Wait Francis D. Collins John H. Kocham

James B. Reilly

Levi Warner Dudley C. Denison John W. Killinger Miles Ross

Harry White Beverly B. Douglas George M. Landers Thomas Ryan

Andrew Williams. Jeremiah W. Dwight

So the House refused to adjourn over. Mr. Clymer moved that when the House adjourn to-day it be to meet on Monday next; which motion was not agreed to. Mr. Hanna submitted the following resolutions, viz:

Resolred, In view of the sad intelligence of the death of Oliver P. Morton, late a distinguished Senator in the Congress of the United States from the State of Indiana, the Speaker of this House, as a mark of respect for the memory of a man whose death is the nation's loss, do

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