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Also, a bill (H. R. 1537) amendatory of the act to incorporate the Capi. tol, North 0 Street and South Washington Railway Company; to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

By Mr. Horace Davis: A bill (H. R. 1538) to provide for the purchase of a site and commencement of a building for the post office at San Fraucisco, California; to the Committee on Appropriations.

By Mr. Robbins: A bill (H. R. 1539) to pay arrears of pension to Rebecca Sanders, of North Carolina; to the Committee on Invalid Pepsions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1540) for the relief of John F. Foard ; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Haskell: A bill (H. R. 1541) to provide for the sale of the land of the Miami Indians, in Kansas; to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1542) to provide for the funding and redemption of United States notes ; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By unanimous consent, resolutions were introduced, read, and sererally referred to the Committee of Accounts as follows, viz:

By Mr. Quinn:

Resolred, That the Clerk of the House be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Eugene Durnin the sum of $94.56, bal. ance due him for services for the month of October, 1877, in the Door. keeper's department, and charge the same to the contingent fund of the House of Representatives. By Mr. Frank Jones :

Resolved, That the Clerk of the House be, and he is hereby, directed to pay William H. Prescott for services rendered in the engineer's department during the months of April, May, and June, 1877, at the rate of $100 per month.


Resolved, That Frank Augerer be, and he is hereby, continued in the service of this House as a page during the present Congress.

Mr. Singleton mored that the House resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union on the bill H. R. 1526, to provide for deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1878, and for prior years, and for other purposes.

Pending which, Mr. Singleton moved that when the House resolves itself into the Com. mittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union on the bill H. R. 1526, (deficiency appropriations,) all general debate thereon shall be limited to thirty minutes; which motion was agreed to.

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

The motion of Mr. Singleton was then agreed to; and the House accordingly resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union on the bill H.R. 1526, and after some time spent therein the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Wright reported that the committee, having had under consideration the said bill, had come to no resolution thereon.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed bills of the following titles, viz:

S. 99. An act for the relief of the estate of Amos Ireland, deceased; S. 145. An act for the relief of Edwin A. Clifford;

S. 225. An act to repeal an act entitled “An act for the relief of Nancy S. Ledford," approved March 3, 1871; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the house.

On motion of Mr. Singleton, Ordered, That when the House again resolves itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union on the bill H. R. 1526, all general debate thereon shall be limited to one minute.

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

And then,

On motion of Mr. Singleton, the House again resolved itself into the Committee of the Wbole House on the state of the Union on the bill H. R. 1526, (deficiency appropriations;) and after some time spent therein the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Wright reported that the committee, having bad under consideration the said bill H, R. 1526, had directed him to report the same with sundry amendments.

The House baving proceeded to the consideration of the said amend. ments,

Mr. Singleton demanded the previous question on the bill and amendments; which was seconded and the main question ordered.

Mr. Singleton mored to reconsider the vote by which the main question was ordered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter inotion was agreed to.

The amendments of Mr. Foster and Mr. Yeates were agreed to.
The question tben being on the following amendment, riz:
After line 115 add the following:

Provided, That the unexpended balance of the appropriation made for star service in the transportation of the mails for the last fiscal year, or so much thereof as may remain after settling accounts touching said service during said year, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for the same serv. ice during the current fiscal year.

Mr. Foster demanded the yeas and nays on concurring in the amendment.

Pending whicb,

Mr. Butler, at 4 o'clock and 30 minutes p. m., moved that the House do now adjourn: which motion was disagreed to.

The question then recurring on the demand for the yeas and pays,

Mr. Mills, at 4 o'clock and 35 minutes p. m., moved that the House do now adjourn. And being put,

( Yeas ........................ 121 It was decided in the negative, Nays ......

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

Those wbo voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. William Aldrich Mr. Theodore W. Burdick Mr. Jacob D. Cox Mr. John H. Eving
William J. Bacon
Richard H. Cain
William W. Crapo

William H. Forney William H. Baker William H. Calkins H. J. B. Cummings Charles Foster Latimer W. Ballou John H. Camp

Lorenzo Danford

Chapman Freeman Nathaniel P. Banks Jacob M. Campbell Horace Davis

William P. Frye George A. Bicknell Milton A. Candler

Nathaniel C. Deering James A. Garfield Horatio Bisbee, jr. Joseph G. Cannon

Dudley C. Denison Randall L. Gibson Henry W. Blair Simeon B. Chittenden Mark H. Dunnell

Thomas M. Gunter Thomas A. Boyd William Claflin Milton J, Durham

Eugene Ilale Lorenzo Brentano Rush Clark

Jeremiah W. Dwight Benjamin W. Harris
Mark S. Brewer
Nathan Cole

Benjamin T. Eames Philip C. Hayes
James F. Briggs
Omar D. Conger

Charles C. Ellsworth George W. Hendee Horatio C. Burchard James W. Covert

I. Newton Evans

Thomas J. Henderson


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Mr. Charles E. Hooker Mr. William McKinley jr. Mr. Terrence J. Quinn Mr. Amos Townsend
Jay A. Hubbell
Lyne S. Metcalfe
Joseph H. Rainey

John T. Wait
H. L. Humphrey
Roger Q. Mills
Thomas B. Reed

William Walsh
John N. Hungerford John I. Mitchell

William W. Rice

William Ward
Anthony Ittner
James Monroe
Thomas Ryan

Levi Warner
Amaziah B, James William R. Morrison Ezekiel S. Sampson Lewis F. Watson
Joseph Jorgensen
Charles O'Neill

Wm. S. Shallenberger Frank Welch
Charles H. Joyce
Edward Overton, jr. C. H. Sinpickson

Harry White
J. Warrea Keifer
Romualdo Pacheco
A. Herr Smith

Micbael D. White Edwin W. Keightley Horace F. Page

William E. Smith

W.C. Whitthorne William Kimmel George W. Patterson John H. Starin

Andrew Williams Elbridge G. Lapham. Thomas B. Peddie

Alex. H. Stephens Charles G. Williams Stephen D. Lindsey Clarkson N. Potter J. H. Stewart

James Williams George B. Loring Thad. C. Pound

John W. Stone

Richard Williams Levi Maish Llewellyn Powers Joseph C. Stone

Benjamin A. Willis Benjamin F. Marsh Hiram Price

John M. Thompson Edwin Willits
Auson G. McCook
John Howard Pugh J. M. Thornburgh

Thomas Wren.
J. H. McGowan

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr.J. D. C. Atkins Mr. H. L. Dickey

Mr. Frank Jones

Mr. Charles B. Roberts
John H. Baker
John R. Eden

James Taylor Jones E. W. Robertson
Henry B. Banning
Anthony Eickhoff
John S. Jones

George D. Robinson
Thomas M. Bayne
J. B. Elam
John E. Kenna

Milton S. Robinson
George M. Beebo
E. John Ellis

John W. Killinger Miles Ross
Hiram P. Bell
Russell Errett
Robert M. Knapp

William F. Sapp
Charles B. Benedict Thomas Ewing

J. Proctor Knott

Milton Sayler
Jog. C. S. Blackburn William H. Felton George M. Landers Alfred M. Scales
Richard P. Bland
Ebenezer B. Finley William Lathrop

Gustave Schleicher
James H. Blount
Greenbury L. Fort Robert F. Ligon

Charles M. Shelley Andrew R. Boone

Benjamin J. Franklin Daniel Lockwood Otho P... Singleton Gabriel Bonck Mills Gardner

William Pitt Lynde William F. Slemons Edward S. Bragg William W. Garth L. A. Mackey

William A. J. Sparks Curtis H. Brogden 1). C. Giddings Van H. Manning

William M. Springer Thomas M. Browne John M. Glover

Benjamin F. Martin Walter L. Steele
Aylett H. Buckner
John Goode

Stephen L. Mayham William S. Stenger
Benjamin F. Butler Andrew H. Hamilton James A. McKenzie J. W. Throckmorton
George C. Cabell
John Hanna
John A. McMahon

Thomas F. Tipton John W. Caldwell

Aug. A. Hardenbergh Hernando D. Money Richd.w. Townshend
John G. Carlisle
Alfred C. Harmer Charles H. Morgan

John R. Tucker
Alvah A. Clark
Henry R Harris
Leopold Morse

Thomas Turner
John B. Clarke
John T. Harris
H. L. Muldrow

Jacob Turney
John B. Clark, jr
Carter H. Harrison Nicholas Muller

Robert B. Vance
Hiester Clymer
E. Kirke Hart
Henry S. Neal

Nelson H. Van Vorhes
Thomas R. Cobb
Julian Hartridge
Amasa Norcross

Alfred M. Waddell Francis D. Collins William Hartzell

Addison Oliver

Gilbert C. Walker Pbilip Cook

Dudley C. Haskell William A. Phillips Alpheus S. Williams Jordan E. Cravens

Robert A. Hatcher Auburn L. Pridemore Jere N. Williams Thomas T. Crittenden Eli J. Henklo

David Rea

Albert S. Willis Augustus W. Cutler Daniel M. Henry

James B. Reilly

Benjamin Wilson Robt. H. M. Davidson John F. House

Americus V. Rice

Fernando Wood Joseph J. Davis

Morton C. Hunter Haywood Y. Riddle Hendrick B. Wright
Geo. G. Dibrell
Eppa Hunton

William M. Robbins Jesse J. Yeates.
Those not voting are-
Mr. D. Wyatt Aiken Mr. D. B. Culberson Mr. Hilary A. Herbert Mr. John H. Reagan
George A. Bagley
C. B. Darrall
Frank Hiscock

Leopidas Sexton
Archibald M. Bliss Beverly B Douglas William D. Kelley

Robert Smalls Samuel A. Bridges James L. Evans

John H. Ketcham

Milton I. Southard
John M. Bright
Walbridge A. Field J. E. Leonard

Horace B. Strait
Solomon Bundy
Benoni S. Fuller
John K. Luttrell

Thomas Swann
W.P. Caldwell
Lucien C. Gause
James Phelps

Martin I. Townsend Lucien B. Caswell Geo. C. Hazelton

Henry M. Pollard

William D. Veeder J. R. Chalmers Abram S. Hewitt

James H. Randolph Casey Young Samuel S. Cox

Goldsmith W. Hewitt So the House refused to adjourn.

The question then recurring upon the amendment, the yeas and nays were ordered.

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

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

( Not voting....

.......... 54 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the meinbers present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. Hiram P. Bell Mr. Curtis H. Brogden Mr. Rush Clark

Mr. D. B. Culberson
Horatio Bisbee, jr.
Theodore W. Burdick Omar D. Conger

H. J. B. Cummings Richard P. Bland George C. Cabell

Philip Cook

Robt. H. M. Davidson
Andrew R. Boone
Richard H. Cain
William W.Crapo

Horace Davis
Gabriel Bonck
John W. Caldwell

Jordan E. Cravens Joseph J. Davis
Thomas A. Boyd

Jacob M. Campbell Thomas T. Crittenden Geo. G. Dibrell

...... .. 108

......... 129

Mr. Mark H. Dunnell Mr. Daniel M. Henry Mr. Romualdo Pacheco Mr. Charles M. Shelley Jeremiah W. Dwight Charles E. Hooker Horace F. Page

C. H. Sinnickson Benjamin T. Eames John F. House

Thomas B. Peddie

William F. Slemons
J. B. Elam
H. L. Humphrey

William A. Philips John H. Starin
E. John Ellis
Robert M. Knapp
Thad. C. Pound

Walter L. Steele
I. Newton Evans
Elbridge G. Lapham Llewellyn Powers

Alex. H. Stephens
John H. Evins
William Lathrop
Hiram Price

John W. Stone
Thomas Ewing
Robert F. Ligon

Auburn L. Pridemore Joseph C. Stone
William H. Felton George B. Loring

John Howard Pugh J, W. Throckmorton William H. Forney William Pitt Lynde Terrence J. Quinn

Thomas F. Tipton Chapman Freeman Van H. Manning

Haywood Y. Riddle John R. Tucker William W. Garth

Benjamin F. Marsh William M. Robbins Robert B. Vance Randall L. Gibson Lype S. Metcalfe

Charles B. Roberts Velson H. Van Vorhes D. C. Giddings Roger Q. Mills E. W. Robertson

Alfred M. Waddell John Goode John I. Mitchell

George D. Robinson Gilbert C. Walker Thomas M. Gunter Hernando D. Money Thomas Ryan

Frank Welch Benjamin W. Harris Charles H. Morgan Ezekiel S. Sampson Alpheus S. Williams Henry R. Harris H. L. Muldrow William F. Sapp

Charles G. Williams Julian Hartridge Amasa Norcross Alfred M. Scales

Jere N. Williams Dudley C. Haskell Addison Oliver

Gustare Schleicher Thomas Wren Robert A. Hatcher Charles O Neill

Wm. S. Sballenberger Jesse J. Yeates. Those who voted in the negative are Mr. William Aldrich Mr. Jacob D. Cox Mr. Frank Jones

Mr. Americus V. Rice J.D. C. Atkins Augustus W. Cutler Jobn S. Jones

William W. Rice William J. Bacon Lorenzo Danford Charles H. Joyce

Milton S. Robinson John H. Baker Nathaniel C. Deering J. Warren Keifer

Miles Ross William H. Baker

Dudley C, Denison Edwin W. Keightley Otho R. Singleton Henry B. Banning H. L, Dickey John E. Kenna

A. Herr Smith Thomas M. Bayne Milton J. Durham

John W. Killinger William A.J. Sparks George M. Beebe John R. Eden William Kimmel

William M. Springer Charles B. Benedict Russell Errett

J. Proctor Knott

William S. Stepger Jos. C. S. Blackburn Ebenezer B. Finley George M. Landers J. H. Stewart Henry W. Blair

Greenbury L. Fort Stephen D. Lindsey John M. Thompson James H. Blount Charles Foster

Daniel N. Lockwood Amos Townsend Edward S. Bragg Benjamin J. Franklin L. A. Mackey

Richd. W. Townshend Lorenzo Brentano William P. Frye

Levi Maish

Thomas Turner
Mark S. Brewer
Mills Gardner

Benjamin F. Martin Jacob Turney
James F. Briggs
James A. Garfield

Stephen L. Marham John T. Wait
Thomas M. Browne, John M. Glover

Anson G. McCuok

William Walsh Aylett H. Buckner Eugene Hale

James A. McKenzie William Ward Horatio C. Burchard Andrew H. Hamilton William McKinley.jr. Levi Warner William H. Calkins John Hanna

John A. McMahon Lewis F. Watson
John H. Camp
Aug. A. Hardenbergh James Monroe

Harry White
Joseph G. Cannon
Alfred C. Harmer

William R. Morrison Michael D. White
John G. Carlisle
E. Kirke Hart
Leopold Morse

W.C. Whitthorno Simeon B. Chittenden William Hartzell

Nicholas Muller

Andrew Williams William Claflin Philip C. Hayes Henry S Neal

James Williams Alvah A. Clark

George W. Hendee Edward Overton, jr. Richard Williams John B. Clarke

Thomas J. Henderson George W. Patterson Albert S. Willis
John B. Clark, jr.
Jay A. Hubbell

Clarkson N. Potter Benjamin A. Willis
Hiester Clymer
Morton C. Hunter
Joseph H. Rainey

Edwin Willite
Thomas R. Cobb
John N. Hungerford David Rea

Benjamin Wilson
Nathan Cole
Anthony Ittner
Thomas B. Reed

Fernando Wood
Francis D. Collins
Amaziah B. James James B. Reilly

Hendrick B. Wright. James W. Covert

Those not voting areMr. D. Wyatt Aiken Mr. Samuel S. Cox Mr. Goldsmith W. Hewitt Yr. James H. Randolph George A. Bagley C.B. Darrall

Hilary A. Herbert John H. Reagan Latimer W. Ballou Beverly B. Douglas Frank Hiscock

Milton Sayler Nathaniel P. Banks Anthony Eickhoft

Eppa Hunton

L.opidas Sexton George A. Bicknell Charles C. Ellsworth James Taylor Jones Robert Smalls Archibald M. Bliss James L. Evans

Joseph Jorgensen

William E. Smith Samuel A. Bridges Walbridge A. Field William D. Kelley Milton I. Southard John M. Bright Benoni S. Fuller John H. Ketcbam

Ilorace B. Strait Solomon Bondy Lucien C. Gause J. E. Leonard

Thomas Swann Benjamin F. Butler John T. Harris

John K. Luttrell

J. M. Thonburgh W, P. Caldwell Carter H. Harrison J. H. McGowan

Martin I. Townsend Milton A. Candler Geo. C. Hazelton

James Phelps

William D. Veeder Lucien B. Caswell Eli J. Henkle

Henry M. Pollard Casey Young.
J. R Chalmers

Abram S. Hewitt
So the amendment was not concurred in.

Mr. Singletou moved to reconsider the vote by which the amendment was non concurred in, aud also moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table.

Pending which,

Mr. Robbins, at 5 o'clock and 30 minutes p. m., mored that the House do now adjouro.

Pending which,

Mr. Durham mored that when the House adjourns it adjourn to meet on Friday next; which motion was not agreed to.

The question then recurred upon the motion of Mr. Robbins; which was agreed to, and the House accordingly adjourned.


The following memorials, petitions, and other papers were laid on the Clerk's desk, under the rule, and referred as follows, viz:

By Mr. Boyd : Papers relating to the bill to credit Charles E. Fahnestock, postmaster at Glassford, Illinois, with the amount stolen from him by burglars; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Buckner: A paper relating to the establishment of a postroute from High Hill to Loutre Island, Missouri;

By Mr. Davidson: A paper relating to the establishment of a postroute from Perry to Deadman's Bay, Florida;

By Mr. Durham: A paper relating to the establishment of a post. route from Burgin to Bryantsrille, Kentucky; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post: Roads.

By Mr. Errett: Memorial of the Chamber of Commerce of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the repeal or amendment of the bankrupt law in such a manner as to afford a better protection to creditors and to enforce a more speedy and honest distribution of bankrupt estates; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Gunter: The petition of Susan J. Berry, to be paid the amount due her late husband for services rendered as an officer in the United States Army;

By Mr. John T. Harris: The petitions of Andrew J. Baugher, Abraham Blosser, (admivistrator of Jonas Blosser, deceased,) Peter Blosser, Joseph Bowman, Joseph Bowman, (administrator of John Bowman, deceased) John W. Bowman, Isaac Bowman, Michael Bow. man, Mary Brenaman, Samuel Carpenter, Samuel Cline, Thomas P. Crawford, Henry Early, Noah Early, J. B. Eastham, Dr. W. D. Ewing, Noah Flory, Elizabeth Garber, (administratrix of Abrabam Garber, deceased,) Eli A. Garber, Samuel Garber, Samuel Good, Adam Gowl, William C. Harrison, Christian Hartman, Samuel D. Humbert, Thomas Kirkpatrick, William F. Kyger, (administrator of Alexander Kyger, deceased,) Christian Landes, John W. Landes, Daniel Landes, Morgan Layton, Samuel S. Long, Elder Isaac Long, William D. Maiden, Daniel Miller, Samuel A. Miller, Daniel Miller, Joseph M. Miller, Joseph B. Moyers, Noah A. Royer, James Ritchie, John Rubush, Abrabam Sayer, James Smith, Emanuel Spitzer, John Wampler, Samuel H. Wampler, P. W. Whitmer, Martin Whitmore, Elder John Wine, Curtis Yates, Peter Zetter, for compensation for stock driven off by order of General Sheridan ; to the Coin mittee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Haskell: Papers relating to the bill for the relief of A. T. Mueller, of Allen County, Kansas; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Hunton : The petition of George Foster, for a pension ; to the Committee on Invalid Pensious.

By Mr. Ketcham : Papers relating to the claim of Theodore Dehon, for rice taken from bim by the United States Army; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Lapbam : The petition of Elizabeth Page, for a pension ; to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. McMabon : The petition of Levan Records, for a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.


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