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spent therein the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Samuel S. Cox reported that the committee, baving had under consideration the bill of the House, H. R. 902, (Army appropriation bill,) bad come to no resolution thereon.
Mr. Atkins moved that wben the House next resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union on the Army bill, ail debate on the pending paragraph and amendment be limited to ten minutes.
Pending which, Mr. Finley moved to amend by striking out “ten” and inserting "twenty;" which motion was not agreed to.
The question then recurring on the motion of Mr. Atkins, the same. was agreed to.
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.
On motion of Mr. Atkins, the House resolved itself into the Commit. tee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Samuel S. Cox reported that the committee, baving had under consideration the bill of the House (H. R. 902) making appropriątions for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1878, and for other purposes, with sundry amendments thereto, and had instructed him to report the same.
Mr. Atkins moved the previous question; which was seconded and the inain question ordered.
Pending which, Mr. Blount, at 3 o'clock and 30 minutes p. m., moved that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.
The question then being on the following amendment, viz:
Strike out the following, (being all after the word “dollars," in line 11, to and including the word "expired,” in line 21:)
"And no money appropriated by this act shall be paid for recruiting the Army beyond the number of enlisted men, including Indian scouts and hospital stewards, actually on the Army rolls on the 1st day of No. vember, A. D. 1877. Nothing, however, in this act shall be construed to prevent enlistments for the Signal Service, which shall hereafter be maintained, as now organized, and as provided by law, with a force of eplisted men not exceeding four hundred, after present terms of enlistpent have expired."
Pending which, Mr. Springer moved to reconsider the vote by which the main ques. tion was ordered.
Pending which, Mr. Conger moved that the said motion do lie on the table ; which latter motion was agreed to.
The question then recurring on the said amendment, Pending wbich, Mr. Eden at 3 o'clock and 33 minutes p. mn., moved that the House adjourn. Pending which,
By unanimous consent, Ordered, That the said bill and amendments be printed in the Record. The question being then put, Will the House now adjourn ?
) 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-
Alfred M. Scales
James Taylor Jones Gustave Schleicher George A. Bicknell J. B. Elam
Charles M. Shelley Jos. C. S. Blackburn E. John Ellis
Robert M. Knapp
Otho R. Singleton Richard P. Bland John H. Evins J. Proctor Knott
William F. Slemons James H. Blount Thomas Ewing
George M. Landers William E. Smith Gabriel Bouck William H. Felton Robert F. Ligon
William A. J. Sparks Samuel A. Bridges Ebenezer B. Finley John K. Luttrell
William M. Springer Aylett H. Buckner William H. Forney L. A. Mackey
Walter L. Steele George C. Cabell Benjamin J. Franklin Levi Maish
William S. Stenger John W. Caldwell Beponi S. Fuller Van H. Manning
John M. Thompson W.P. Caldwell William W. Garth
Benjamin F. Martin J. W. Throckmorton Milton A. Candler Randall L. Gibson
Stephen L. Mayham Richd. W. Townshend
James A. McKenzie Thomas Turner
John A. McMahon Jacob Turney
William D. Veeder John B. Clark, jr.
Thomas M. Gunter Hernando D. Money Alfred M. Waddell Hiester Clymer
Andrew H. Hamilton Charles H. Morgan William Walsh Thomas R. Cobb
Aug. A. Hardenbergh William R. Morrison Harry White Francis D. Collins Henry R. Harris
W.C. Whitthorne Philip Cook John T. Harris H. L. Muldrow
Alpheus S. Williams James W. Covert Carter H. Harrison Nicholas Muller
James Williams Samuel S. Cox E. Kirke Hart
Auburn L. Pridemore Jere N. Williams Jordan E. Cravens Julian Hartridge
Terrence J. Quinn Albert S. Willis Thomas T. Crittenden William Hartzell
Benjamin A. Willis D. B. Culberson Robert A. Hatcher John H. Reagan
Benjamin Wilson Augustus W.Cutler Eli J. Henkle
James B. Reilly
Fernando Wood Robt. H. M. Davidson Daniel M. Henry
Americus V. Rice
Hendrick B. Wright Joseph J. Davis
A bram S. Hewitt Haywood Y. Riddle Jesse J. Yeates Geo. G. Dibrell
Goldsmith W. Hewitt William M. Robbins Casey Young H. L. Dickey
Hilary A. Herbert
Those who voted in the negative areMr. William Aldrich Mr. C. B. Darrall
Mr. Joseph Jorgensen Mr. James H. Randolph William J. Bacon Horace Davis Charles H. Joyce
Thomas B. Reed John H. Baker Nathaniel C. Deering J. Warren Keifer
William W. Rice Latimer W. Ballou Dudley C. Denison Edwin W. Keightley George D. Robinson Nathaniel P. Banks Mark H. Dunnell
John H. Ketcham
Milton S. Robinson Thomas M. Bayne
Benjamin T. Eames Elbridge G. Lapham Ezekiel S. Sampson Horatio Bisbee, jr. Charles C. Ellsworth William Lathrop
Leonidas Sexton Thomas A. Boyd Russell Errett J. E. Leopard
Wm. S. Sballenberger Lorenzo Brentano
I. Newton Evans Stephen D. Lindsey C. H. Sinnickson Mark S. Brewer James L. Evans George B. Loring
A. Herr Smith
Walbridge A. Field Benjamin F. Marsh John H. Starin
J. H. Stewart
John W. Stone
William McKinley jr. Joseph C. Stone Theodore W. Burdick James A. Garfield John I. Mitchell
Horace B. Strait Richard H. Cain John Hanna James Monroe
Tbomas F. Tipton William H. Calkins Alfred C. Harmer
Henry S. Neal
Amos Townsend John H. Camp Dudley C. Haskell Addison Oliver
Martin I. Townsend Jacob M. Campbell Philip C. Hayes
Nelson H. Van Vorbes
Edward Overton, jr. John T. Wait
Lewis F. Watson
George W. Patterson Frank Welch
William A. Phillips Michael D. White
Charles G. Williams
Joseph H. Rainey
Thomas Wren. Lorenzo Danford
Those not voting are-
Jeremiah W. Dwight Daniel N. Lockwood
Greenbury L. Fort William Pitt Lynde
Thomas B, Peddie
Benjamin W. Harris Clarkson N. Potter
Thad. C. Pound
Charles B. Roberts
Mr. William F. Sapp
So the motion was agreed to, and the House accordingly adjourned.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1877.
The following memorials, petitions, and other papers were laid on the Clerk's desk, uuder the rule, and referred as follows, viz :
By Mr. Bacon: Papers relating to the claim of Mrs. General J. B. Plummer, for property lost during the late war; to the Committee on War-Clains.
By Mr. Banning: Memorial of the Board of Trade of Cincinnati, Obio, relative to the subject of bridging the Ohio River ; to the Committee on Commerce.
Also, the petition of Jacob Criser, for compensation for services rendered the War Department; to the Committee on Military Affairs,
By Mr, Blount: Papers relating to the claim of French Grabam; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. Browne: The petition of Clement R. Straban, to be paid moveys improperly withheld from him while in the volunteer service of the United States; to the Committee on Military Affairs.
By Mr. Butler : The petitions of Eliza A. Barnes, Eleanor M. Finan, and Margaret Carney, for pensions; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
Also, the petition of William Kleingolz, for the correction of his mili. tary record; to the Committee on Military Affairs.
Also, the petition of Lucian Prince, of Worcester, Massachusetts, for legislation that will prevent cruelty to animals while in transit by rail. roads or other means of conveyance within the United States ; to the Committee on Agriculture.
Also, the petition of Benjamin N. Disbrow, guardian ad litem of the minor heirs of Charles Fox, deceased, for an appropriation to satisfy a judgment obtained by him against the United States ; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. Cain : Papers relating to the claim of Walter D. Plowden; to the Committee of Claims.
By Mr. William P. Caldwell: The petition of James A. Parkison, for arrears of pension;
By Mr. Joseph G. Cannon : The petition of H. S. Clark and others, of Mattoon, Illinois, that a pension be granted to Hamilton Robb; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr Chalmers : Papers relating to the claim of Mrs. Emily Miller ; to the Committee on War-Claims.
By Mr. Rusb Clark: The petition of citizens of Benton County, Iowa, that taxes on deposits, circulation, and capital of all banks be repealed and the subject of bank taxation be remitted to the several States and Territories, as before the war; to the Committee on Banking and Currency.
By Mr. Clarke: The petition of citizens of Baidstown, Kentucky, for the removal of the limitations in the pension laws; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. Jacobs D. Cox : Papers relating to the claim of Lieutenant Henry Z. Eaton;
By Mr. Calberson: Papers relating to the claim of Mary E. Purnell; to the Committee on War-Claims.
By Mr. Ellis : Memorial of citizens of New Orleans, asking for a charter for or such legislation as may be necessary to enable the Barataria Capal to be constructed ; to the Committee on Commerce.
Also, papers relating to the claim of G. P. Work, for carrying United States mails; to the Committee of Claims.
Also, papers relating to the claims of Judith Perkins and Marie P. Evans, Peter F. Kendall, and James A. Payne; to the Committee on War-Claims.
By Mr. Felton: A paper relating to the establishment of a post-route from Canton to Dallas, Georgia, via Cherokee Mills and Acworth ; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.
By Mr. Foster: The petition of Mrs. F. A. Perin, postmaster at Clyde, Ohio, to be paid the value of postage stamps stolen from her by burglars; to the Committee of Claims.
By Mr. Freeman: The petition of Captain Nathaniel R. Harris, for pay for services rendered as an officer in the United States Artillery; to the Committee on Military Affairs.
Also, memorial of the National Board of Trade, for the establisbient of an international monetary convention; to the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures..
By Mr. Giddings: Papers relating to the claim of Charles W. Adams;
By Mr. John T. Harris: Papers relating to the claiin of M. G. Harman. for rent of property by United States Army; to the Committee on War-Claims.
By Mr. Henkle: Memorial of mechanics and laboring men in the various departments of the government, for an equalization of salaries; to the Committee on Education and Labor.
By Mr. Goldsmith W. Hewitt: Papers relating to the claims of E. B. Lovett, Reuben Roberson, W. B. Day, Carter Scott, Isham Guttery, William Graham, Priscilla Grabam, Audrew J. Iugle, Charles P. Owen, for property taken by the United States Army ;
By Mr. Abram S. Hewitt : Papers relating to the claim of G. Morris, executor of S. J. Morris, deceased, to be reimbursed the amount paid by him for certain property purcbased by bim at a sale under a confiscation proceeding in Alexandria, Virginia, against Dr. Orlando Fairfax, and from which he was ejected by an order of the district court; to the Committee on War.Claiins.
By Mr. Hiscock : The petition of citizens of Syracuse, New York, to increase the salaries of letter-carriers; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads.
By Mr. Hooker: The petition of 2,967 citizens of Mississippi, that the cotton-tax be refunded; to the Compittee of Ways and Means.
By Mr. Hunton : Papers relating to the claim of John A. Trook, for property taken by the United States Army; to the Committee ou War-Claims.
Also, papers relating to the claim of the owners of the bark Mary Teresa, for losses sustained from illegal seizure by the United States consul at Bahia Brazil; to the Committee on Commerce.
Also, the petition of John L. Ginck, for an international copyright law; to the Committee on Foreigu Affairs.
By Mr. Jacobs: Papers relating to the claims of F. Prash and T. F. McElroy ;
By Mr. Ketcham : The petition of Sarah Morrison, for compensation for damages sustained by reason of experimental firing by United States officers; to the Committee of Claims.
By Mr. Kimmell: Papers relating to the claim of Henry M. Meade, late paymaster United States Navy; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.
By Mr. Knott: The petition of F. K. Summers, for compensation for carrying United States mails; to the Compittee of Claims.
By Mr. Lockwood: Memorial of the Board of Trade of Buffalo, New York, for an appropriation for deepening the channel at Lime Kilns Crossing, Detroit River; to the Committee on Commerce.
Also, the petition of 500 citizens of Buffalo, New York, to repeal the national banking act and the act of March, 1869, the resumption act of January 14, 1875, and to make greenbacks a legal tender for all dues ; to the Committee on Banking and Currency.
By Mr. Manding: Papers relating to the claims of Leander D. Alex. ander and Mrs. Frances R. Alexander, for property taken by the United States Ariny; to the Committee on War-Claims.
Also, a paper relating to the establishnient of a post-route from Senatobia to Hudson, Tate County, Mississippi; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads.
By Mr. Marham : Papers relating to the claim of Peter M. Halwick, for additional pay as a United States officer;
By Mr. McCook: The petition of Schuyler Hamilton, late lieutenantcolonel United States Army, for relief; to the Cominittee on Military Affairs.
By Mr. Muldrow: The petitions of Joseph Miller, Francis M. Bram. litt, Stephen W. Betts, John T. Rawles, Edwin G. Thomas, Edward G. Sbapuon, Henry Metts, Labau L. Ledbetter, Hugh M. Samples, John John S. Ratliff, J. Addison Davis, James Hodges, Adaın Lagrone, Josephus F. Frazer, John H. Harris, James Betts, Charles W. Martin, Mrs. Martha L. Ware, George A. Rogers, George W. Lockhart, Bur: well Jackson, Robert A. Miller, John W. Pitts, Thomas J. Babb, James M. Girhan, Josephus Dillard, George W. Lockbart, agent, Mary Hill, Robert Kilpatrick, William R. Harris, Mrs. Mariam Davis, and Mrs. Mary Beckham, for property taken and destroyed by the United States Army; to the Committee on War Claims.
By Mr. Page: The petition of Melinda Thurston, for compensation for property destroyed by the Mormons in the Mountain Meadow massacre;
By Mr. Pridemore: Papers relating to the claim of George W. Henderlite; to the Committee of Claims.
By Mr. Schleicher: Papers relating to tbe claim of Mrs. M. E. Brackenridge; to the Committee on War-Claims.
Also, the petition of physicians of the United States, for an appropriation for printing the subject.catalogue, as recommended by the Surgeon General; to the Committee on Printing.