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Mr. Monroe 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. Durham demanded the reading of the engrossed joint resolution; When,
Mr. Monroe, at 3 o'clock and 55 minutes p. m., moved that the House adjourn. And the question being put,
(Yeas ........................ It was decided in the negative. Nays........................ 253
(Not voting................... 34 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative areMr. W. P. Caldwell Mr. D. B. Culberson Mr. John H. Reagan Mr. Charles M. Sbelley.
Those who voted in the negative areMr. William Aldrich Ur. Nathaniel C. Deering Mr. Charles H. Joyce Mr. Charles B. Roberts J. P. C. Atkins Dudley C. Denison J. Warren Keifer
E.W. Robertson William J. Bacon Geo. G. Dibrell
Edwin W. Keightley George D. Robinson John H. Baker H. L. Dickey John E. Kenda
Milton S. Robinson William H. Baker Beverly B. Douglas John H. Ketcham
Miles Ross Latimer W. Ballou Mark II. Dunnell
John W. Killinger Thomas Ryan Nathaniel P. Banks Milton J. Durham
Ezekiel S. Sampson Henry B. Banning Jeremiah W. Dwight Robert M. Knapp
William F. Sapp Thomas M. Bayne Benjamin T. Eames J. Proctor Knott
George M. Landers Alfred M. Scales Hiram P. Bell
Anthony Eickhoff Elbridge G. Lapham Wm. S. Sballenberger Charles B. Benedict J. B. Elam
Otho R. Singleton George A. Bicknell E. John Ellis
J. E. Leopard
C. H. Sinnickson Jos. C. S. Blackburn Charles C. Ellsworth Robert F. Ligon
William F. Slemons
Stephen D. Lindsey A. Herr Smith
Daniel N. Lockwood William E. Smith James H. Blount
Milton I. Soutbard Andrew R. Boone
William H. Felton William Pitt Lynde William A. J. Sparks Gabriel Bouck Walbridge A. Field L. A. Mackey
William M. Springer
John H. Starin
Walter L. Steele Lorenzo Brentano
Greenbury L. Fort Benjamin F. Marsh William S. Stenger
Benjamin F. Martin J. H. Stewart
Joseph C. Stone Curtis H. Brogden William P. Frye
J. H. McGowan
Horace B. Strait Thomas M. Browne Benoni S. Fuller
James A. McKenzie Thomas Swann Aylett H. Buckner Mills Gardner
William McKinley, jr. John M. Thompson Horatio C. Burchard James A. Garfield
John A. McMahon
J. M. Thornburgh Theodore W. Burdick William W. Garth Roger Q. Mills
J. W. Throckmorton Benjamin F. Butler Lucien C. Gause
John I. Mitchell
Thomas F. Tipton George C. Cabell
John M. Glover
Jernando D. Money Amos Townsend Richard H. Cain John Goode James Monroe
Richd. W. Townshend John W. Caldwell
Thomas M. Gunter Charles H. Morgan John R. Tucker William H. Calkins Eugene Hale
William R. Morrison Thomas Turner John H. Camp Andrew H. Hamilton Leopold Morse
Jacob Turney Jacob M. Campbell John Hanna
H. L. Muldrow
Robert B. Vance Milton A. Candler Aug. A. Hardenbergh Nicholas Muller
Nelson H. Van Vorhes Joseph G. Cannon Alfred C. Harmer Amasa Norcross
Alfred M. Waddell
John T. Wait
Gilbert C. Walker Simeon B. Chittenden John T. Harris
Edward Overton, jr. William Walsh
Carter H. Harrison Romualdo Pacheco William Ward
George W. Patterson Lewis F. Watson
Frank Welch Hiester Clymer
Dudley C. Haskell William A. Phillips Harry White Thomas R. Cobb
Robert A. Hatcher Clarkson N. Potter Michael D. White Nathan Cole Philip C. Hayes Thad. C. Pound
W.C. Whitthorne Francis D. Collins George W. Hendee Llewellyn Powers Alpheus S. Williams Omar D. Conger Thomas J. Henderson Hiram Price
Andrew Williams Pbilip Cook Daniel M. Henry
Auburn L. Pridemore Charles G. Williams James W. Covert John F. House
John Howard Pugh James Williams Jacob D. Cox Jay A. Hubbell
Terrence J. Quinu Jere N. Williams Samuel S. Cox Morton C. Hunter Joseph H. Rainey
Albert S. Willis William W. Crapo Eppa Hunton
James H. Randolph Benjamin A. Willis Jordan E. Cravens H. L. Humphrey
Edwin Willits Thomas T. Crittenden John N. Hungerford Thomas B. Reed
Benjamin Wilson H. J. B. Cummings Anthony Ittner
James B. Reilly
Fernando Wood Angustus W. Cutler Frank Jones
Americus V. Rice
Hendrick B. Wright Robt. H. M. Davidson John S. Jones
Haywood Y. Riddle Jesse J. Yeates
William M. Robbins Casey Young.
Those not voting areMr. D. Wyatt Aiken Mr. I. Newton Erans Mr. Frank Hiscock Mr. Henry M. Pollard George A. Bagley James L. Evans
Charles E. Hooker Gustave Schleicher Horatio Bisbee, jr. Randall L. Gibson
Amaziah B. James Leonidas Sexton Archibald M. Bliss D. C. Giddings
William D. Kelley
Alex. H. Stephens
Martin I. Townsend Lucien B. Caswell Abram S. Hewitt Henry S. Neal
William D. Veeder Rush Clark Goldsmith W. Hewitt James Phelps
Richard Williams. C.B. Darrall
Hilary A. Herbert
Mr. Monroe demanded the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered.
Mr. Monroe moved to reconsider the last vote 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,
(Yeas ................. 139 And it was decided in the affirmative, Nays ............
( Not voting ............ 27 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Ezekiel S. Sampson George A. Bagley
Walbridge A. Field Stephen D. Lindsey. William F. Sapp William H. Baker William H. Forney Daniel N. Lockwood Gustave Schleicher Latimer W. Ballou Charles Foster
George B. Loring
Wm. S. Shallenberger Nathaniel P. Banks Chapman Freeman John K. Littrell
C. H. Sinnickson Thomas M. Bayne William P. Frye
Benjamin F. Marsh A. Herr Smith
Anson G. McCook John H. Starin
J. H. Stewart
William McKinley, jr. John W. Stone
Joseph C. Stope
Horace B. Strait Horatio C. Burchard Benjamin W. Harris James Monroe
Thomas Swann Theodore W. Burdick Carter H. Harrison Leopold Morse
John M. Thompson Benjamin F. Butler Dudley C. Haskell Nicholas Muller
J. M. Thornburgh Richard H. Cain Philip C. Hayes Henry S. Neal
Thomas F. Tipton William H. Calkins George W. Hendee Amasa Norcross
Amos Townsend John H. Camp Thomas J. Henderson Addison Oliver
Nelson H. Van Vorhes Jacob M. Campbell Eli J. Henkle
John T. Wait
Edward Overton, jr. William Walsh
Romualdo Pacheco William Ward
George W. Patterson Lewis F. Watson
John N. Hungerford William A. Phillips Harry White
Michael D. White William W. Crapo Joseph Jorgensen
Alpheus S. Williams H. J. B. Cummings Charles H. Joyce
John Howard Pugh Andrew Williams Augustus W. Cutler J. Warren Keifer
Joseph H. Rainey
Charles G. Williams Lorenzo Danford Edwin W. Keightley Thomas B. Reed
Richard Williams Horace Davis John H. Ketcham William W. Rice
Benjamin A. Willis Nathaniel C. Deering John W. Killinger Charles B. Roberts Edwin Willits Dudley C. Denison William Kimmel
George D. Robinson Fernando Wood Mark H. Dunnell
George M. Landers Milton S. Robinson Thomas Wren. Jeremiah W. Dwight Elbridge G. Lapham Miles Ross
Those who voted in the negative areMr. J. D. C. Atkins Mr. Aylett II. Buckner Mr. Jordan E. Cravens Mr Greenbury L. Fort John H. Baker George C. Cabell
Thomas T. Crittenden Benjamin J. Franklin Henry B. Banning John W. Caldwell D. B. Colberson
Benoni S. Fuller George M. Beebe W. P. Caldwell
Robt. H. M. Davidson William W. Garth Hiram P. Bell Milton A. Candler Joseph J. Davis
Lucien C. Gause Charles B. Benedict John G. Carlisle
Geo. G. Dibrell
D. C. Giddings George A. Bicknell J. R. Chalmers
H. L. Dickey
John M. Glover
Beverly B. Douglas John Goode
Thomas M. Gunter
Andrew H. Hamilton
Henry R. Harris
John T. Harris
Julian Hartridge Curtis H. Brogden Philip Cook
William H. Felton William Hartzel Thomas M. Browne Samuel S. Cox
Ebenezer B. Finley Robert A. Hatcher
Belter H. Harjoll
William My parks
Mr. Hilary A. Herbert Mr. James A. McKenzie Mr. Harwood Y. Riddle Mr. Richd. W. Townshend John F. House
John A. McMahon William M. Robbins John R. Tucker
Robert B. Vance John S. Jones
William R. Morrison Charles M. Shelley Alfred M. Waddell Job E. Kenna H. L. Muldrow Otho R. Singleton
Gilbert C. Walker Robert M. Knapp
Clarkson N. Potter William F. Slemons W.C. Whitthorne J. Proctor Knott Auburn L Pridemoro William E. Smith
James Williams Robert F. Ligon
Terrence J. Quinn Milton I. Sonthard Jere N. Williams William Pitt Lynde James H. Raudolph William A. J. Sparks Albert S. Willis L. A. Mackey David Rea
William M. Springer Benjamin Wilson Levi Maisb John H. Reagan Walter L. Steele
Hendrick B. Wright Van H. Manning James B. Reilly
William S. Stenger Jesse J. Yeates Benjamin F. Martin Annericus V. Rice
J. W. Throckmorton Casey Young. Stephep L. Mayhamn
Tuose not voting areMr. D. Wyatt Aiken Mr. Charles C. Ellsworth Mr. Goldsmith W. Hewitt Mr. Llewellyn Powers Horatio Bisbue, jr. Russell Errett Frank Hiscock
Leonidas Sexton Arcbibald M. Bliss I. Newton Evans
Charles E. Hooker Robert Smalls
Amaziah B. James Alex. H. Stephens Solomon Bundy
Randall L. Gibson William D. Kelley Martin I. Townsend Lucien B. Caswell E. Kırke Hart James Phelps
William D. Veeder. C. B. Darrall Geo. C. Hazelton
Henry M. Pollard
So the joint resolution was passed.
Vir. Monroe 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 saill joint resolution.
A inessage in writing was received froin the President, by Mr. Pruden, one of his secretaries.
The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid the said message before the House; which was ordered to be priuted, and referred to the Committee on Coiuage, Weights, and Measures, as follows, viz: To the House of Representatives :
In answer to a joint resolution of the House of Representatives of the 6th instant, requesting the opinions of the heads of the departments respectivg the obligatory use of the metrical system of weights and measures, I transmit herewith a report from the Secretary of State.
R. B. HAYES. WASHINGTON, November 20, 1977. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Syiopson, one of their clerks: Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a resolution providing for the printing of twenty-two hundred and fifty additional copies of the bar. rative of the north polar expedition ; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House of Representatives.
The Speaker, by npanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting a report of the Chief of Ord. nance on the joint resolution (H, Res. 37) to authorize the issue of arms to the Washington Light Infantry of Charleston, South Carolina; wbich was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.
By unanimous consent, leave was granted to withdraw from the files of the House papers in the following cases, viz:
To Mr. Benjamin A. Willis, in the case of Thomas Williams; and To Mr. Luttrell, in the case of William H. Davis.
A message in writing from the President, which was handed in at the Clerk's desk, notified the House that be did this day approve and sign a joint resolution of the following title, viz: H. Res. 38. Joint resolution authorizing the payment of Rer. John
Poisal, D. D., late chaplain of the House of Representatives, for time of his service as such, without taking the oaths prescribed by law.
Mr. Rainey, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did this day present to the President bills of the House of the following numbers, riz: 1. R. 902, H. R. 1220, H. R. 1265.
On motion of Mr. Hale, at 4 o'clock and 50 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1877.
The following memorials, petitions, and other papers were laid on the Clerk's desk, under the rule, and referred as follows, viz:
By Mr. Bayne : Memorial of the Chamber of Commerce of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the amendment of the bankrupt laws; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. Bland: A paper relating to the establishment of a post-route from Cherryville, by way of Rogers's Mill, to Cotewa, Missouri; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads.
By Mr. Claflin: Remonstrance of J. F. Dane & Company, and one hundred and eighty-four other firms, in the shoe and leather trade, of Boston, and of Faulkner, Kimball & Company, and other firms of the Merchauts' Association of Boston, against the repeal of the bankrupt law : to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. Cravens; Memorial of James M. Pomeroy, adjutant and inspector general of Arkansas, and others, for an appropriation for the encouragement of rifle.practice in the Army and Navy and the uniformed militia of the States; to the Committee on Military Affairs.
By Mr. Culberson: The petition of the mayor and board of aldermen of Jefferson, Texas, for the improvement of navigation between Jeffer. son, Texas, and Shreveport, Louisiana; to the Committee on Commerce.
By Mr. Giddings: The petition of Bassett & Bassett, for the pay. ment of a voucher for $12,000, purchased by them from J. W. Sunderland, lieutenant Eleventh United States Infantry, and acting assistant quartermaster; to the Committee of Claims.
By Mr. Harmer: The petition of Angeline C. Pusey, for an extension of letters patent for scales, granted to the late Lea Pusey; to the Committee on Patents.
By Mr. Maish: Papers relating to the claim of William P. Wood, for services rendered in the recovery of certain moneys belonging to the United States : to the Committee on War-Claims.
By Mr. McMahon : The petition of Michael Mack, for a pension ;
By Mr. Overton : The petition of George H. Wells and sixty-seren other citizens of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, for the amendment of the pension-laws; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. Americus V. Rice: The petition of owners of stalls in Nortbern Liberty Market for compensation for damages sustained by reason of its demolition; to the Committee for the District of Columbia.
By Mr. Thornburgh: The petition of John L. Hawkins and others, for relief;
By Mr. Warner: The petition of Captain George Conway, for com. pensation for personal property lost while in the employ of the United States; to the Committee of Claims.
By Mr. Alpheus S. Williams: The petition of William J. Elgie, for a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. Wright: The petition of Augustus Watson and William Cop. pinger, for an appropriation of $50,000 to pay the cost of a preliminary survey of a transcontinental railroad from the Republic of Liberia eastward one or two thousand miles into the Niger Valley, Africa; to the Committee on Manufactures.
Mr. Luttrell, by unanimous consent, presented resolutions of the board of supervisors of Kern County, relative to desert lands; which were referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be printed in the Record.
By unanimous consent, bills and joint resolutions were introduced, read a first and second time, ordered to be printed, and severally referred as follows, viz:
By Mr. Wood: A bill (H. R. 1527) providing for a general law authorizing any person or persons to establish gas-works in the District of Columbia, under restrictions ; to the Committee on the District of Columbia.
By Mr. Abram S. Hewitt: a joint resolution (H. Res. 49) in regard to remission of duties: to the Committee of Ways and Means.
By Mr. Gibson: A joint resolution (H. Res. 50) authorizing and · directing the President to appoint a commission to provide for the improvement of the Mississippi River; to the Committee on Levees and Improvement of the Mississippi River.
By Mr. Cummings: A bill (H. R. 1528) for the relief of Robert Coles; to the Committee on the Public Lands.
By Mr. Abram S. Hewitt: A bill (8. R. 1529) to amend Title LXI of the Revised Statutes, in relation to bankruptcy; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. Gibson: A bill (H. R. 1530) appropriating $7,500 to reimburse certain citizens of Louisiana who advanced this amount to the govern. ment work at Jones Bayou; to the Committee on Appropriations. - By Mr. Ryan: A bill (H. R. 1531) for the relief of Sylvapus Sandford; to the Committee on War-Claims.
By Mr. Butler: A bill (H. R. 1532) to provide a method for the settlement and adjustment of the accounts of the attorney of the United States for the District of Columbia; to the Committee on the Judiciary.'
By Mr. Bridges: A bill (H. R. 1533) for the relief of Robert Teysert; to the Committee of Claims.
By Mr. Hendee: A bill (H. R. 1531) to amend the act entitled "An act to incorporate the Washington Market Company;" to the Committee for the District of Columbia.
Also, a bill (H. R. 1535) granting a pension to Thomas T. Stewart, late private Company D, Sixth Vermont Volunteers; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
Also, a bill (H. R. 1536) in relation to the affairs of the Washington Market Company;