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to law; and whereas the Clerk of the House of Representatives for the Forty-fourth Congress has set aside said certificate, and has placed upon the roll of this House as a Representative in the Forty-fifth Congress the name of E. W. Robertson, the returns of whose election were made by a returning-board, created long after the election in which said Robertson claims to have been elected, without any original returps before them, to Governor Nicholls, voted for and elected, if at all, at the same general election, and whose certificate is given by the said Governor Nicholls, having no authority in law in these premises : Therefore,

Resolved, That the name of E. W. Robertson be stricken from the roll of this House as a Representative in the Forty-fifth Congress from the State of Louisiana, and that the name of Charles E. Nash be placed upon said roll as a Representative in said Congress.

Pending which,

Mr. Ellis submitted the following resolution as an amendment in the nature of a substitute, viz:

Resolved, That Edward W. Robertson, of the sixth congressional district of Louisiana, be now sworn in as the Representative from that district, reserving to Cbarles E. Nash the right to contest.

Mr. Ellis demanded the previous question ; which was seconded and the main question ordered.

And the question being put,
Will the House agree to the said amendment ?
And it was decided in the affirmative.

The question then recurring on the resolution as amended, the same was adopted.

Mr. El is moved to reconsider the rote last taken, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

The said E. W. Robertson appeared, and, having taken the oath of office prescribed by section 1757 of the Revised Statutes, touk bis seat in the House.

Mr. Leonard, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution ; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That George L. Smith, claiming a seat from the fourth dis. trict of Louisiana, and C. E. Nash, claiming a seat from the sixth district of said State, be allowed sixty days within which to file notice of contest and to take testimony.

Mr. Leonard 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. Wood, Ordered, That when the House adjourns it be to meet on Saturday next.

Mr. Wood 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.

By unanimous consent,
Ordered, That vo business be transacted on Saturday.

The Speaker stated the case next in order to be that of Romualdo.
Pacheco, from the fourth district of California.
Mr. Gartield moved that Mr. Pacheco be now sworn in.
After debate,
The question was put,
Will the House agree to the said motion ?
And it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Garfield 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 said Romualdo Pacheco appeared, and, having taken the oath of office prescribed by section 1756 of the Revised Statutes, took his seat in the House.

Mr. Springer, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved. That the certificate of the governor of California, presented by Romaaldo Pacheco, together with the supplementary returns, certificates, and other papers on behalf of the contestant, Peter D. Wigginton, claiming a seat from the fourth congressional district of California, be referred to the Committee of Elections, with instructions to report upon the case at the earliest time practicable.

Mr. Springer 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. Luttrell, Ordered, That all papers in the case of Wigginton vs. Pacheco be printed for the use of the House.

The Speaker stated the case next in order to be the Colorado case, and the pending question to be the motion of Mr. Hale, that James B. Bel. ford be sworn in as a Representative from Colorado.

Pending which,

After debate, • Mr. John T. Harris submitted the following resolution, as an amend. ment in the nature of a substitute for the said motion, vizi

Resolved, That the certificate presented by James B. Belford, and the certified abstracts of votes cast upon the 7th day of November, 1876, for Representative to the Forty-fifth Congress, and accompanying papers presented by Thomas M. Patterson, upon wbich each claims the office of Representative to the Forty-fifth Cougress of the United States from the State of Colorado, be referred to the Committee of Elections, to be appointed hereafter, with instructions to said committee to report either as to the prima facie right or final right of said claimants, as the committee sball deem proper, and that neither claimant be sworn in until said committee reports.

Pending which,
By unanimous consent, leave of absence was granted as follows, viz:
To Mr. Mayham, until Monday next.
To Mr. Whittborne, indefinite.

By unanimous consent, leave was granted to withdraw from the files of the House papers in the following cases, viz:

To Mr. Cook, in the case of James Johnson ; and
To Mr. Luttrell, in the case of Jobn A. Sutter,
And then,
On motion of Mr. Springer, at 4 o'clock p. m., the House adjourned.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1877.

On motion of Mr. Wood, at 12 o'clock and 4 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1877. The following memorials, petitions, and other papers were laid on the Clerk's desk, under the rule, and reterred as follows, viz:

By the Speaker: The petition of the Vessel-Owners' and Captains? Association of Philadelphia, for a continuance of the existing navigation laws; to the Committee on Commerce, when appointed.

By Mr. Bicknell: Papers relating to the claim of Susan P. Vance, for compensation for property taken by the United States Army and for services; to the Committee on War-Claims, when appointed.

Also, a paper relating to the establishment of a post-route between Salem and Livonia, Indiana;

By Mr. Bouck: The petition of J. L. Williams and other letter-carriers of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for an increase of their salaries;

By Mr. Bragg: The petition of the letter-carriers of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for an increase of their salaries ; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads, when appointed.

Also, the petition of Delina Mathieu, for arrearage of pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, when appointed.

By Mr. Bright: The petition of Robertson Tapps, for compensation for property taken by the United States Army;

Also, the petition of J. W. Burbridge & Co. and Robert H. Montgomery, of similar import;

Also, the petition of Mrs. Ann P. James, of similar import;

Also, the petition of Martha A. Stevens, of similar import; to the Committee on War-Claims, when appointed.

Also, papers relating to the claim of James G. Harrison, for compensation as a United States revenue-officer; to the Committee of Claims, when appointed.

By Mr. Burdick: The petition of Henry Wheeler and 245 other citizens of Dubuque, Iowa, for an increase of the salaries of letter-carriers; to the Committee on the Pust-Office and Post-Roads, when appointed.

By Mr. Butler: The petition of Henry F. Pitman and Samuel H. Brown, of Marblehead, Massachusetts, for compensation for property appropriated by a United States captain of engineers during the late war; to the Committee of Claims, when appointed.

Also, the petition of Charles H. Day, late colonel Second Regiment Virginia Infantry, United States Army, for an increase of pension;

Also, the petition of Abraham Curby, late of Company F, Third Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, of similar import;

Also, the petition of Dwight A. Barrett, late of Company E, Fortysixth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, for a pension;

Also, the petition of Mrs. Mary A. Hoyt, of Athol, Massachusetts, widow of George H. Hoyt, late lieutenant-colonel Fifteenth Regiinent Kansas Cavalry, for a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, when appointed.

Also, the petition of Mrs. Mary C. Webber, of Cambridge, Massachu. setts, for compensation for services rendered by her late husband, Franklin P. Webber, of the United States Coast Survey, and the petition of Henry W. Longfellow and others, in aid of same; to the Committee of Claims, when appointed.

Also, the petition of the letter-carriers, and of Charles A. Stott, mayor, and 2,500 citizens of Lowell, Massachusetts, and of Hon. John K. Tarbox and 1,500 citizens of Lawrence, Massachusetts, for an increase of the salaries of letter-carriers in said cities;

By Mr. Candler: The petition of Charles W. Hubbard and other lettercarriers and citizens of Atlanta, Georgia, for an increase of the salaries of letter-carriers;

By Mr. Carlisle: The petition of 565 citizens of Covington, Kentucky, of similar import;

By Mr. Chittenden : The petition of 100 letter-carriers of Brooklyn, New York, of similar import; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post Roads, when appointed.

Also, the petition of Mrs. Silas Al. Stringham, widow of the late RearAdmiral $. H. Stringham, for a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, when appointed.

By Mr. Cole : The petition of the letter carriers and 8,000 others, citi. zens of Saint Louis, for an increase of the salaries of letter carriers; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, when appointed.

Also, resolutions of the Merchants’ Exchange of Saint Louis, Missouri, asking the repeal of the bankrupt law; to the Committee on the Judiciay, were appointed.

By Mr. Samuel S. Cox: The petition of Alonzo Stivers and 600 others, of New York, for the increase of the salaries of letter-carriers;

By Mr. Horace Davis : The petition of the letter-carriers of San Francisco, California, of similar import; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, when appointed.

By Mr. Dibrell: The petition of William Clift, for compensation for services rendered the United States as a recruiting officer;

Also, the petition of James F. Early, for compensation for services rendered the United States as a recruiting-officer; to the Committee on War Claims, when appointed.

Also, the petition of Thomas B. McElwee, for compensation for cotton burned wbile it was being transported by the United States from Hunts. ville, Alabama, to Athens, Tennessee, and for the amount paid the agents of the Government for freight upon the same; to the Committee of Claims, when appointed.'

Also, the petition of Mrs. Jane Richesin, for compensation for stores taken by the United States Army;

Also, the petition of A. B. Rouden, for compensation for services rendered the United States during the late war;

Also, papers relating to the claim of Joseph Ruohs, for compensa. tion for stores taken by the United States Army, at Chattanooga, Tennessee; to the Committee on War Claims, when appointed.

Also the petition of Mrs. A. W. McIntyre, for an increase of pension;

Also, the petition of Rutha C. Thompson, for a pension ; to the Committee on luvalid Pensions, when appointed.

Also, petitions for post-routes from Cog Hill to Jalapa, from Richwood to Blythe's Ferry, and from Gruetli to Dunlap, Tennessee, from citizens of said State ;

By Mr. Cumınings : The petition of citizens of Pleasanton, Iowa, for cheap telegraphy;

By Mr. Cutler: The petition of the letter-carriers and of the business men of Paterson, New Jersey, for an increase of the salaries of lettercarriers;

By Mr. Eames: The petition of J. Davis Hubbard and other lettercarriers of Providence, Rhode Island, of similar import; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads, when appointed.

By Mr. Errett: The petition of Nancy G. Miller, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for compensation for damages to her property by United States troops at Camp Home, in 1862, 1863, and 1864; to the Committee on War-Claims, when appointed.]

Also, the petition of Mrs Harriet W. Wilkinson, for the removal of the charges against Lieutenant Charles Wilkinson from the records of the War Department; to the Committee on Military Affairs, when appointed.

By Mr. Forney: The memorial of the Alabama Industrial Convention, signed by W. H. Chambers, president, and W. W. Screws, secretary, for the improvement of the navigation of the rivers of Alabama; to the Committee on Commerce, when appointed.

By Mr. Franklin : The petition of Henry Brenneman and other lettercarriers and of 750 other citizens of Kansas City, Missouri, for an increase of the salary of letter-carriers ; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, when appointed.

Also, the petition of the Board of Trade of Kansas City, Missouri, for the repeal of the resumption act; to the Committee on Banking and Currency, when appointed.

By Mr. Garfield : Memorial of John R. Lynch, to have the benefit of the notice given in the contested-election case of Lynch vs. Chalmers; to the Committee of Elections, when appointed.

By Mr. Hale: The petitions of Hermann Kosohinck, E. & H. T. An. thony & Company, of New York City; George B. Upton, of Boston, Massachusetts; J. T. McCoy, of Bergen, New York; John Dockendorff, of Lima, Pennsylvania; George W. Brown, of White Plains, New York ; and J. W. Appable, of Fort Scott, Kansas, that additional interest of 2 per cent. be allowed upon the judgment of the court of award of Alabama claims; to the Committee on the Judiciary, when appointed.

By Mr. Hamilton : Papers relating to the claim of Jethro M. Boyd, for additional compensation for services rendered in the United States Army; to the Committee on Military Affairs, when appointed.

By Mr. Hardenbergh: The petition of Moses B. Bramhall's adminis. trator, for compensation for cotton seized and sold by the United States authorites ;

By Mr. Harris, of Virginia: The petition of Watson McGill & Company, for compensation for tobacco seized and sold by United States authorities; to the Committee on War Claims, when appointed.

By Mr. Harris, of Georgia: A paper relating to the establishment of a post-route from Bowdon, Georgia, to Copper Mines, Alabama;

By Mr. Humphrey : The petition of E. D. Weeks and other citizens of Michigan, for cheap telegraphy;

Also, the petition of John F. Hunt, J. S. Williams, and other lettercarriers of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for an increase of their salaries;

By Mr. Hungerford : The petition of citizens of Elmira, New York, for an increase of the salaries of letter-carriers;

Also, the petition of the letter-carriers of Elmira, New York, of similar import;

By Mr. House: The petition of 3,000 citizens of Davidson County, Tennessee, of similar import; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, when appointed.

By Mr. Hunton: Two petitions, signed respectively by Septimus Brown and Sewell B. Corbett, for compensation for property taken and used by the United States Army; to the Committee on War-Claims, when appointed.

By Mr. Joyce: The petition of Mary Martin, for a pension ;

Also, the petition of Henry Sprague and others, that he be granted a pension ; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, when appointed.

By Mr. Kidder: A paper relating to the establishment of a post-route from Worms to Odessa, Dakota Territory;

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