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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.
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.
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.
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-
William H. Forney William H. Baker William H. Calkins H. J. B. Cummings Charles Foster Latimer W. Ballou John H. Camp
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
Benjamin T. Eames Philip C. Hayes
Charles C. Ellsworth George W. Hendee Horatio C. Burchard James W. Covert
I. Newton Evans
Thomas J. Henderson
Mr. Charles E. Hooker Mr. William McKinley jr. Mr. Terrence J. Quinn Mr. Amos Townsend
John T. Wait
William W. Rice
Wm. S. Shallenberger Frank Welch
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
Those who voted in the negative are
Mr.J. D. C. Atkins Mr. H. L. Dickey
Mr. Frank Jones
Mr. Charles B. Roberts
James Taylor Jones E. W. Robertson
George D. Robinson
Milton S. Robinson
John W. Killinger Miles Ross
William F. Sapp
J. Proctor Knott
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
Stephen L. Mayham William S. Stenger
Thomas F. Tipton John W. Caldwell
Aug. A. Hardenbergh Hernando D. Money Richd.w. Townshend
John R. Tucker
Robert B. Vance
Nelson H. Van Vorhes
Alfred M. Waddell Francis D. Collins William Hartzell
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
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
William M. Robbins Jesse J. Yeates.
Robert Smalls Samuel A. Bridges James L. Evans
John H. Ketcham
Milton I. Southard
Horace B. Strait
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,
(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. D. B. Culberson
H. J. B. Cummings Richard P. Bland George C. Cabell
Robt. H. M. Davidson
Jordan E. Cravens Joseph J. Davis
Jacob M. Campbell Thomas T. Crittenden Geo. G. Dibrell
...... .. 108
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
William A. Philips John H. Starin
Walter L. Steele
Alex. H. Stephens
John W. Stone
Auburn L. Pridemore Joseph C. Stone
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
Benjamin F. Martin Jacob Turney
Stephen L. Marham John T. Wait
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
William R. Morrison Michael D. White
W.C. Whitthorno Simeon B. Chittenden William Hartzell
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
Clarkson N. Potter Benjamin A. Willis
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
L.opidas Sexton George A. Bicknell Charles C. Ellsworth James Taylor Jones Robert Smalls Archibald M. Bliss James L. Evans
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
William D. Veeder Lucien B. Caswell Eli J. Henkle
Henry M. Pollard Casey Young.
Abram S. Hewitt
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.
Mr. Robbins, at 5 o'clock and 30 minutes p. m., mored that the House do now adjouro.
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.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 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. 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.