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Also, the petition of citizens of San Marcos, Texas, for the repeal of the tax on national banks; to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

By Mr. Singleton : The petition of John Woodward, for a pension; to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. Steele: A paper relating to the establishment of a post-route between Hamlet, North Carolina, and Cheraw, South Carolina; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads.

By Mr. Throckmorton: Papers relating to the claim of Henry Warren, for property destroyed by Indians; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

By Mr. Amos Townsend : Papers relating to the claim of Julius M. Carrington, for services rendered as an officer of the United States Army; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Vance: Papers relating to the claim of James O. Robertson; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

By Mr. Walker: The petition of Sallie Hardeman, for pay for main. tenance of sick and indigent colored people; to the Committee of Claims.

Also, the petition of John T. Tucker, of the District of Columbia, for the removal of his political disabilities;

Also, the petition of C. B. Oliver, of similar import; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Charles G. Williams: Papers relating to the claims of Moses Ladd and John L. Williams; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

By Mr. Wright: The petition of Washington R. Hansom, president, and 62 others, members of the Florida Colonization Society of Baltimore, Maryland, for the passage of bill H. R. 110 or some other like measure for the aid of settlers on the public domain; to the Committee on the Public Lands.

The regular order being demanded, the Speaker anpounced the regu. lar order of business to be the bill of the House (81. R. 902) making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1878, and for other purposes, reported from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, with sundry amendments, pending when the House last adjourned, the pending question being on the adoption of 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 November, A. D. 1877. Nothing, however, in this act shall be construed to prevent enlistments for the Signal Service, which shall here. after be maintained, as now organized, and as provided by law, with a force of enlisted men not exceeding four hundred, after present terms of enlistment have expired."

The question being put, the said amendment 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.

The question then being on the following amendment, viz:
After the words, in lines 10 and 11, “ for expenses of recruiting and

transportation of recruits, $75,000,” insert the following in lieu of the words stricken out by the last amendment:

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 November, 1877, except for the cavalry service and for employment exclusively in the defense of the Mexican and Indian frontiers, and so far only as shall be necessary for that purpose, and no further; but nothing herein contained shall authorize an increase of any cavalry company beyond the number of one hundred as now authorized by law : Provided, That nothing herein contained shall authorize the recruiting of the Army beyond tienty-five thousand men;

And being put, The amendment was rejected. 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.

The question then being on the following amendment, viz:

In the paragraph relating to the Pay Department, strike out in lines 40 and 41 the words " and for postage on letters and packages received and sent by officers of the Ariny on public service;”.

And being put, The amendment was agreed to. Mr. Atkins moved to reconsider the vote last taken, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid ou the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

The question then being on the following amendment, viz:

In the paragraph relating to purchase of horses for cavalry and artillery, &c., strike out all after the word " provided," in line 102, to the end of the paragraph, as follows:

“That cavalry regiments may be recruited to one hundred men in each company, and kept as nearly as practicable at that number; and a sufficient force of cavalry shall be employed in the defense of the Mexican and Indian frontiers of Texas; ".

And insert the following:

That a force of four cavalry regiments shall be recruited to one hundred men in each company, and the sume shall be employed in the defense of the Merican and Indian frontier of Texas: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall authorize the recruiting the number of men on the Army rolls, including Indian scouts and hospital stewards, beyond twenty thou. sand, of whom four full cavalry regiments shall be kept in service on the Mexican frontier in Texas ; And being put,

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

....... 133 It was decided in the affirmative, Nays...................... 127

(Not voting ................ 30 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. D. Wyatt Aiken Mr. Aylett H. Buckner Mr. Philip Cook

Mr. Anthony Eickhoff
J.D.C. Atkins
George C. Cabell
James W. Covert

J. B. Elam
Henry B. Bapning
John W. Caldwell
Samuel S. Cox

E. John Ellis
Hiram P. Bell
W. P. Caldwell
Jordan E. Cravens

John H. Evins
Charles B. Benedict Milton A. Candler

Thomas T. Critteuden Thomas Ewing George A. Bicknell John G. Carlisle

D. B. Culberson

William H. Felton Jos. C. S. Blackburn J. R. Chalmers

Augustus W. Cutler Ebenezer B. Finley Richard P. Bland Alvah A. Clark

Robt. H. M. Davidson William H. Forney James H. Blount John B. Clarke Joseph J. Davis

Benjamin J. Franklin Andrew R. Boone John B. Clark, jr. Geo. G. Dibrell

Benoni S. Fuller Gabriel Bouck Hiester Clymer H. L. Dickey

William W. Garth Samuel A. Bridges Thomas R. Cobb

Milton J. Durham

Lucien C. Gause Curtis H. Brogden Francis D. Collins John R. Eden

Randall L. Gibson

Henry Harrison

Mr. John M. Glover Mr. James Taylor Jones Mr. Clarkson N Potter Mr Alex. H. Stephens
John Goode
William Kinnmel

Auburn L. Pridemure Thomas Swann
Thomas M. Gunter Robert M. Knapp

Terrence J. Quinn J. W. Throckmorton Andrew H. Hamilton J. Proctor Knott

Darid Rea

Richd. W. Townshend Aug. A. Hardenbergh George M. Landers John H. Reagan

Thomas Turner
Henry R Harris
Robert F. Ligon
James B. Reilly

Jacob Turney
John T. Harris

Daniel N. Lockwood Americus V. Rice Robert B. Vance Carter H. Harrison John K. Luttrell

Haywood Y. Riddle William D. Veeder E. Kirke Hart

William Pitt Lynde William M. Robbins Alfred M. Waddell Julian Hartridge L. A. Mackey E. W. Robertson

Gilbert C. Walker William Hartzell Levi Maish Miles Ross

William Walsh Robert A. Hatcher Benjamin F. Martin Alfred M. Scales

Levi Warner • Eli J. Henkle

Stephen L. Mavham Charles M. Shelley Jere N. Williams Daniel M. Henry James A. McKenzie Otho R. Singleton

Albert S. Willis Abram S. Hewitt

John A. McMahon William F. Slemons Benjamin A. Willis Goldsmith W. Hewitt Charles H. Morgan William E. Smith

Benjamin Wilson Hilary A. Herbert William R. Morrison William A. J. Sparky Fernando Wood Charles E. Hooker Leopold Morse

William M. Springe Hendrick B. Wright
John F. House
H. L. Muldrow
Walter L. Steele

Jesse J. Yeates
Eppa Hunton
Nicholas Muller

William S. Stenger Casey Young.
Frank Jones

Those who voted in the negative areMr. William Aldricb Mr. Horace Davis

Mr. Edwin W. Keightley Mr. William W. Rice William J. Bacon

Nathaniel C. Deering William D. Kelley Milton S. Robinson
George A. Bagley
Dudley C. Denison John H. Ketcham

Thomas Ryan
John H. Baker
Mark H. Dunnell

Johu W. Killinger Ezekiel S. Sampson Latimer W. Ballon Benjamin T. Eames Elbridye G. Lapham William F. Sapp Nathaniel P. Banks Charles C. Ellsworth William Lathrop

Gustave Schleicber Thomas M. Bayne Russell Errett

J. E. Leonard

Leonidas Sexton Horatio Bisbee, jr. I. Newton Evans

Stephen D. Lindsey Wm. S, hallenberger Thomas A. Boyd James L. Evans George B. Loring

C. H. Sinnickson Lorenzo Brentano

Walbridge A. Field Benjamin F. Marsh A. Herr Smith
Mark S. Brewer
Greenbury L. Fort Anson G. McCook

John H. Stariu
James F. Briggs
Charles Foster
J. H. McGowan

J. H. Stewart
Thomas M. Browne Chapman Freeman William McKinley jr. Joho W, Stone
Horatio C. Barchard William P. Frye

Roger Q. Mills

Joseph C. Stone Theodore W. Burdick Mills Gardner

John I. Mitchell

Horace B. Strait Benjamin F. Butler James A. Garfield

James Monroe

John M. Thompson Richard H. Cain D. C. Giddings Henry S. Neal

J. M. Tbornburgh William H. Calkins John Hanna

Amara Norcross

Thomas F. Tipton John H. Camp Dudley C. Haskell Addison Oliver

Amos Townsend Jacob M. Campbell Philip C. Hayes

Edward Overton, jr. Martin I. Townsend Joseph G. Cannon

George W. Hendee Romualdo Pacheco Nelson H. Van Vorhes Lucien B. Caswell Thomas J. Henderson Horace F. Page

John T. Wait
Simeon B. Chittenden Frank Hiscock

George W. Patterson William Ward
William Claflin
Jay A. Hubbell

Thomas B. Peddie Lewis F. Watson Rusb Clark

Morton C. Hunter William A. Phillips Frank Welch
Nathan Cole
H. L. Humpbrey
Henry M. Pollard

Harry Wbite
Omar D. Conger
John N. Hungerford Llewellyn Powers

Michael D. White
Jacob D. Cox
Anthony Ittner
Hiram Price

Edwin Willets William W. Crapo John S. Jones

John Howard Pugh Charles G. Williams H. J. B. Cummings Joseph Jorgensen

Joseph H. Rainey

Richard Williams
Lorenzo Danford
Charles H. Joyce

James H. Randolph Thomas Wren.
C. B. Darrall
J. Warren Keifer

Thomas B. Rord

Those not voting are-
Mr. William H. Baker Mr. Jeremiah W. Dwight Mr. Herpando D. Money Mr. Robert Smalls
George M. Beebe
Eugene Hale
Charles O'Neill

Milton I. Southard
Henry W. Blair
Alfred C. Harmer
James Phelps

John R. Tucker Archibald M. Bliss Benjamin W. Harris Thad. C. Pound

W.C. Whittborne Edward S. Bragg Geo. C. Hazelton

Charles B. Roberts Alpheus S. Williams John M. Bright

Amaziah B. James George D. Robinson Andrew Wi liams Solomon Bundy John E. Kenna Milton Sayler

James Williams. Beverly B. Douglas Van H. Mavning So the amendment 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.

The question then being on the following amendment, viz:

Add to the paragraph relating to the Medical Department (lines 152 to 156) the following:

Provided, That the heads of the several Executive Departments are hereby authorized to detail for temporary service in the Surgeon General's Office, to be employed in furnishing information called for by the Commissioner of Pensions, clerks from such departments, or any of them, whrnever practicable.

And being put,
The amendment was agreed to.

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129

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.

The question then being on the following amendment, viz:
Add to the bill the following:

SEC. %. That now and hereafter no officer selected, detailed, or assigned to duty upon the staff of, or as aid to, any general officer, or upon any other duty chatsoever, shall be entitled to or receive any additional rank, pay, or allowance by reason of such selection, detail, or assignment. And all laws or parts of laws in conflict with the provisions of this section are hereby repealed. And being put, (Yeas........................

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

(Not voting .................. 38 The yeas and ways being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirinative are-
Mr. D. Wyatt Aiken Mr. Joseph J. Davis Mr. Abram S. Hewitt Mr. James B. Reilly
J. D. C. Atkins
Geo. G. Dibrell

Goldsmith W. Hewitt Americus V. Rice
Henry B. Banning
H. L. Dickey

Hilary A. Herbert Haywood Y. Riddle Hiram P. Bell Beverly B. Douglas John F. House

William M. Robbins Charles B. Benedict Milton J. Durham

Eppa Hunton

E. W. Robertson George A. Bicknell John R. Eden

Frank Jones

Miles Ross
Richard P. Bland
J. B. Elam

James Taylor Jones Alfred M. Scales
James H. Blount
E. John Ellis
William Kimmel

Charles M. Sbelley Andrew R. Boone John H. Evins Robert M. Knapp

Otho R. Singleton Gabriel Bonck Thomas Ewing J. Proctor Knott

William F. Slemons Samuel A. Bridges William H. Felton George M. Landers William E. Smith Curtis H. Brogden Ebenezer B. Finley Robert F. Ligon

William A. J. Sparks Aylett H. Buckner Greenbury L. Fort

Daniel N. Lockwood William M. Springer George C. Cabell Benjamin J. Franklin John K. Littrell

Walter L. Steele John W. Caldwell Benoni S. Fuller

William Pitt Lynde William S. Stenger W. P. Caldwell William W. Garth L. A. Mackey

J. W. Throckmorton Milton A. Candler Lucien C. Gause Levi Maish

Richd. W. Townshend
J. R. Chalmers
Randall L. Gibson
Van H. Manning

Thomas Turner
Alvah A. Clark
D. C. Giddings

Benjamin F. Martin Jacob Turney
John B. Clark, jr.
John M. Glover

Stephen L. Mayham Robert B. Vance
Biester Clymer
Jobn Goode

James A. MoKenzie William D. Veeder Thomas R. Cobb Thomas M. Gunter John A. McMahon

Alfred M. Waddell Nathan Cole Andrew H. Hamilton Roger Q. Mills

Gilbert C. Walker Francis D. Collins

Aug. A. Hardenbergh Charles H. Morgan William Walsh
James W. Covert
Henry R. Harris

William R. Morrison Levi Warner
Samuel S. Cox
E. Kirke Hart
Leopold Morse

Jere N Williams Jordan E. Cravens Julian Hartridge

H. L. Muldrow

Benjamin Wilson Thomas T. Crittenden William Hartzell

Auburn L. Pridemore Hendrick B. Wright D. B. Culberson Robert A. Hatcher Terrence J. Quinn

Jesse J. Yeates Augustus W. Cutler Eli J. Henkle

David Rea

Casey Young. Robt. H. M. Davidson Daniel M. Henry John H. Reagan

Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. William Aldrich Mr. William W. Crapo Mr. Morton C. Hunter Mr. Romual 'o Pacheco
William J. Bacon
H. J. B. Cummings H. L. Humphrey

Horace F. Page
George A. Bagley
Lorenzo Danford

John N. Hungerford George W. Patterson
John H. Baker
C. B. Durrall
Anthony Ittper

Thomas B. Peddie Latimer W. Ballon Horace Davis

John S. Jones

William A. Phillips Nathaniel P. Banks Nathaniel C. Deering Joseph Jorgensen

Henry M. Pollard Horatio Bisbee, jr. Dudley C. Denison Charles H. Joyce

Clarkson N. Potter Jos. C. S. Blackburn Mark . Dunnell

J. Warren Keifer

Llewellyn Powers Thomas A. Boyd

Benjamin T. Eames Edwin W. Keightley Hiram Price
Lorenzo Brentano
Anthony Eickhoff
William D. Kelley

John Howard Pugh
Mark S. Brewer
Charles C. Ellsworth John H. Ketcham

Joseph H. Rainey James F. Briggs I. Newton Evans

John W. Killinger James H. Randolph Thomas M. Browne Walbridge A. Field Elbridge G. Lapham Thomas B. Reed Horatio C. Burchard William H. Forney William Lathrop

William W. Rice Theodore W. Burdick Charles Foster

J. E. Leonard

Milton S. Robinson Richard H. Cain

Chapman Freeman Stephen D. Lindsey Thomas Ryan William H. Calkins William P. Frye

George B. Loring

Ezekiel S. Sampson John H. Camp Mills Gardner

Benjamin F. Marsh William F. Sapp Jacob M. Campbell James A. Garfield

Anson G. McCook

Leonidas Sexton Joseph G. Cannon John Hanna J. H. McGowan

Wm. S. Shallenberger John G. Carlisle Alfred C. Harmer

William McKinley jr. C. H. Sinpickson Lucien B. Caswell Carter H. Harrison John I. Mitchell

A. Herr Smith
William Claflin
Dudley C. Ila kell James Monroe

John H. Starin
John B. Clarke
Pbilip C. Hayes
Nicholas Muller

J. H. Stewart
Rush Clark
George W. Hendee Henry S. Neal

John W. Stone
Omar D. Conger
Thomas J. Henderson Amasa Norcross

Joseph C. Stone
Philip Cook
Fank Hiscock
Addison Oliver

Horace B. Strait
Jacob D. Cox
Jay A. Hubbell

Edward Overton, jr. John M. Thompson

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Mr. J. M. Thornburgh Mr. John T. Wait Mr Michael D. White Mr. Albert S. Willis
Thomas F. Tipton
William Ward
Edwin Willets

Benjamin A. Willis
Amos Townsend
Lewis F Watson

Charles G. Williams Fernando Wood Martin I. Townsend Frank Welch

Richard Williams

Thomas Wren. Nelson H. Van Vorhes

Those not voting areMr. William H. Baker Mr. Jeremiah W. Dwight Mr. Hernando D. Money Mr. Milton I. Southard Thomas M. Bayno Russell Errett Charles O'Neill

Alex. H. Stephens
George M. Beebe
James L. Evans
James Phelps

Thomas Swann
Henry W. Blair
Eugene Hale
Thad. C. Pound'

John R. Tucker
Archibald M. Bliss Benjamin W. Harris Charles B. Roberts Harry White
Edward S. Bragg
John T. Harris

George D. Robinson W.C. Whitthorne
John M. Bright
Geo. C. Hazelton
Milton Sayler

Alpheus S. Williams Solomon Bundy

Charles E. Hooker Gustave Schleicher Andrew Williams Benjamin F. Butler Amaziah B. James Robert Smalls

James Williams.
Simeon B. Chittenden John E. Kenna
So the amendment was rejected.

On motion of Mr. Atkins, Ordered, That the bill as amended be engrossed and read a third time.

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. Atkins demanded the previous question ; which was seconded. After debate, The question was put, Shall the main question be now put? And it was decided in the affirmative. 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.

The question was then put, Shall the bill pass ? And it was decided in the affirmative. 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.

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

The regular order being demanded, the Speaker announced as the regular order of business the further consideration of 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,” under the order of the House of November 5. Pending which,

On motion of Mr. Conger, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the States and Territories be called for bills on leave, for reference only, not to be brougbt back on motions to reconsider, as under Rule 130.

Whereupon

The Speaker proceeded to call the States and Territories for bills on leave; Wheu

Bills and joint resolutions were introduced and read twice, and joint resolutions of State legislatures were introduced and read; which bills and resolutions were ordered to be printed and severally referred as follows, viz:

By Mr. Frye: A bill (H. R. 1254) for the relief of John A. Darling; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Frank Jones: A bill (H. R. 1255) for the examination and sur. vey of obstructions to navigation of the Piscataqua River: to the Committee on Commerce.

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