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various pursuits, which bave been and are being purchased in open market and used by them in good faith and in ignorance of such alleged infringement: Therefore,
Resolved, That the Committee on Patents be, and it is hereby, instructed, as soon as practicable, to report to the House a bill which shall probibit the bringing or maintenance of suits for damages for any infringement of a patent against any person who purchases for bis own use, and not for sale or barter to another, any article or implement in market, unless at the time he purchased the same he kuew that it infringed some existing patent.
And the question being put,
.... 113 And it was decided in the affirmative, Nays.......
( Not voting ............ 135 (two-thirds voting in favor thereof.)
The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative are-
John H. Reagan
Jeremiah W.Dwight Edwin W. Keightley Thomas B. Reed Horatio Bisbee, jr. Anthony Eickhoff John E. Kenna
Milton S. Robinson Jos. C. S. Blackburn J. B. Elam
Ezekiel S. Sampson
Gustave Schleicher Curtis H. Brogden Greenbury L. Fort Robert F. Ligon
C. H. Sinnickson Thomas M. Browne William P. Frye
George B. Loring
William F. Slemons Aylett H. Buckner Benoni S. Fuller John K. Luttrell
William M. Springer Horatio C. Burchard Mills Gardner
Benjamin F. Marsh Alex. H. Stephens Theodore W. Burdick James A. Garfield
Benjamin F. Martin J. H. Stewart Benjamin F. Butler William W. Garth
J. H. McGowan
Joseph C. Stone
James A. MoKenzie Thomas Swann
Hernando D. Money J. M. Thornburgh William H. Calking D. C. Giddings
J. W. Throckmorton Jacob M. Campbell Eugene Hale
Charles H. Morgan Thomas F. Tipton J. R. Chalmers Andrew H. Hamilton H. L. Muldrow
Thomas Turner Rush Clark Henry R. Harris Amasa Norcross
Nelson H. Van Vorhes
Edward Overton, jr. Frank Welch
Micbael D. White
W.C. Whitthorne Thomas T. Crittenden George W. Hendee George W. Patterson Alpheus S. Williams H. J. B. Cammings Thomas J. Henderson William A. Phillips Charles G. Williams Horace Davis John F. House Thad. C. Pound
Jere N. Williams Nathaniel C. Deering H. L. Humphrey
Richard Williams Dudley C. Denison John N. Hungerford Auburn L. Pridemore Edwin Willits. H. L. Dickey
Those who voted in the negative areMr. William J. Bacon Mr. Geo. G. Dibrell Mr. Jay A. Hubbell Mr. William E. Smith Hiram P. Bell John R. Eden
James Taylor Jones Walter L. Steele George A. Bicknell John H. Eving
William S. Stenger Edward S. Bragg William H. Forney Van H. Manning
John R. Tucker James F. Briggs
Benjamin J. Franklin William R. Morrison Robert B. Vance John H. Camp John Goode Llewellyn Powers
Alfred M. Waddell Omar D. Conger Thomas M. Gunter Joseph H. Rainer
Gilbert C. Walker Pbilip Cook
Aug. A. Hardenbergh Haywood Y. Riddle Levi Warner
William M. Robbins Albert S. Willis Jordan E. Cravens Geo, C. Hazelton
Alfred M. Scales
Fernando Wood. Augustus W. Cutler Goldsmith W. Hewitt Otho R. Singleton
Those not voting are-
(hapman Freeman Latimer W. Ballou George C. Cabell
D. B. Culberson
John M. Glorer Nathaniel P. Banks Richard H. Cain
Ålfred C. Harmer
Robt. H. M. Davidson Benjamin W. Harris Charles B. Benedict John G. Carlisle
Joseph J. Davis
John T. Harris Henry W. Blair
Lucien B. Caswell Benjamin T. Eames Carter H. Harrison Archibald M. Bliss Simeon B. Chittenden E Jolin Ellis
E. Kirke Hart
Philip C. Hayes
Eli J. Henkle
Daniel M. Henry
Abram S. Hewitt Mark S. Brewer
Francis D. Collins Walbridge A. Field Hilary A. Herbert
Mr. Frank Hiscock Mr. Stephen L. Mayham Mr. Americus V. Rice Mr. Amos Townsend
Martin I. Townsend Morton C. Hunter
William McKinley jr. Charles B. Roberts Richd. W. Townshend Eppa Hunton John A. McMahon E. W. Robertson
Jacob Turney dmaziah B. James Lyne S. Metcalfe
George D. Robinson William D. Veeder
John T. Wait
Lewis F. Watson John H. Ketcham Henry S. Neal
Wm. S. Shallenberger Harry White John W. Killinger Addison Oliver
Charles M. Shelley Andrew Williams Robert M. Knapp Charles O'Neill Robert Smalls
James Williams George M. Landers Thomas B. Peddie
A. Herr Smith
Benjamin A. Willis Elbridge G. Lapham James Phelps
Milton I. Sonthard
Benjamin Wilson J. E. Leopard Henry M. Pollard
William A. J. Sparks Thomas Wren Stephen D. Lindsey Clarkson N. Potter John H. Starin
Hendrick B. Wright Daniel N. Lockwood John Howard Pugh John W. Stone
Jesse J. Yeates
John M. Thompson So the rules were suspended and the preamble and resolution were agreed to.
Mr. Wood submitted the following resolution ; which was read, and, under the operation of the previous question, was agreed to, viz:
Resolved, (the Senate concurring,) That the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives be, and they are hereby, directed to adjourn their respective houses, without day, at 3 o'clock pm. this day.
Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said resolution..
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
Mr. Knott moved that the rules be suspended so as to enable him to introduce and the House to consider and pass a bill of the following title, viz:
A bill for the relief of the sufferers by the wreck of the United States steamer Huron.
And the question being put, the motion was agreed to, (two thirds roting in favor thereof.)
A bill (H. R. 1746) for the relief of the sufferers by the wreck of the United States steamer Huron.
The House having proceeded to its consideration,
Amendments were severally submitted by Mr. Hale, Mr. Garfield, and Mr. Tucker; which said amendments were agreed to.'
Ordered, That the bill be engrossed and read a third time.
On motion of Mr. Knott, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the title of the said bill be amended so as to read as follows:
"A bill for the relief of the sufferers by the wreck of the United States steamer Huron, and for other purposes."
Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate therein. Mr. Chalmers, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1747) authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to purchase certain properties of the Freedman's Bank, situated in Washington, District of Columbia, and in Jacksonville, Florida, for the use of the United States; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and ordered to be printed.
Mr. Pound moved that the rules be suspended so as to enable bim to submit and the House to agree to the following resolution, viz:
Resolved, That the Architect of the Capitol be, and he is bereby, di. rected to procure suitable electrical instruments and cause the same to be placed in this Hall as early as practicable, with such arrangements and connections as to enable members and officers of the House to sum. mon pages; the number and arrangements to be approved by the Speaker: Provided, That such instruments so duly placed shall be fully guaranteed, and together with all labor and other expenses shall not cost to exceed the sum of $2,000; the same when duly audited to be paid from the contingent fund of the House.
By unanimous consent, Mr. Pound inodified his motion to suspend the rules so as to enable the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds to report at this time a bill upon the subject indicated in the said reso. lution ;
And the question being put, the motion to suspend the rules was not agreed to, (two-thirds not voting in favor thereof.)
Mr. Goode moved that the rules be suspended so as to enable him to introduce and the House to pass a bill of the following title, viz: "A bill to remove the disabilities imposed by the third section of the four. teenth article of the amendments to the Constitution of the United States."
Mr. Goode demanded the yeas and nays on the passage of the bill, and one-fifth of the members present voting in favor thereof, the seas and pays were ordered.
Mr. Garfield moved an amendment, which was accepted by Mr. Goode, who proposed to modify his motion in accordance therewith.
When Mr. John H. Baker objected to the proposed modification. Whereupon Mr. Goode withdrew his motion. Mr. Goode thereupon moved that the rules be suspended so as to enable him to introduce and the House to pass the following bill, viz:
A BILL to remove the disabilities imposed by the third section of the fourteenth
article of the amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, (two-thirds of each house concur. ring therein,) That all disabilities imposed and remaining upon any person by virtue of the third section of the fourteenth article of amendments of the Constitution of the United States, upon the application in writing to the Attorney-General by any person under such disabilities, shall be removed, and each and every person shall be thereby forever relieved therefrom.
SEC. 2. Whenever any person from whom disabilities are removed by this act shall be elected or appointed to any post or office of honor or trust under the Government of the United States, be shall take the oath prescribed by section 1757 of Title XIX of the Revised Statutes of the United States, or such other official oath as may be hereafter prescribed in such cases by any future act of Congress.
And the question being put, viz:
140 (two-thirds not voting in favor thereof.)
The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are
Mr. Hiram P. Bell
Mr. John F. House Mr. E. W. Robertson George A. Bicknell Anthony Eickhoff
Milton Sayler Horatio Bisbee, jr. J. B. Elam
James Taylor Jones Alfred M. Scales Jog. C. S. Blackburn E. John Ellis
Gustave Schleicher Andrew R. Boone Charles C. Ellsworth John E. Kenna
Otho R. Singleton Edward S. Bragg John H. Evins Wiliam Kimmel
William F. Slemons Curtis H. Brogden Thomas Ewing
J. Proctor Knott
William E. Smith Aylett H. Buckner William H. Felton William Lathrop
William M. Springer Horatio C. Burchard William H. Forney Robert F. Ligon
Walter L. Steele
J. H. Stewart
J. M. Tbornburgh
Benjamin F. Marsh J. W. Throckmorton John B. Clark, jr.
Randall L. Gibson Benjamin F. Martin Richd. W. Townshend
James A. McKenzie Thomas Turner
Hernando D. Money Robert B. Vance
William R. Morrison Alfred M. Walldell Jacob D. Cox Andrew H. Hamilton H. L. Muldrow
Gilbert C. Walker Jordan E. Cravens Aug. A. Hardenbergh Addison Oliver
W.C. Whitthorne Augustus W. Cutler Julian Hartridge
Auburn L. Pridemore Alpheus S. Williams Geo. G. Dibrell William Hartzell Joseph H. Rainey
Jere N. Williams H. L. Dickey Robert A. Hatcher John H. Reagan
Albert S. Willis Beverly B. Douglas Goldsmith W. Hewitt Haywood Y. Riddle Fernando Wood. Milton J. Durham Charles E. Hooker
William M. Robbins
Those wbo voted in the negative areMr. John H. Baker Mr. H. J. B. Cammnings Mr. H. L. Humphrey Mr. James H. Randolj h William H. Baker Horace Davis John S. Jones
Thomas B. Kord Thomas M. Bayue Nathaniel C. Deering Charles H. Jovce
Milton S. Robinson Henry W. Blair
Dudley C. Denison Edwin W. Keightley Thomas Ryan
Stephen D. Lindsey Ezekiel S. Sampson
C. H. Sinpickson Thomas M. Browne James A. Garfield
Joseph C. Stope Theodore W. Burdick Eugene Hale
Thomas F. Tipton Benjamin F. Butler Dudley C. Haskell Edward Overton, jr. Nelsoa H. Van Vorhes William H. Calking Geo. C. Hazelton
Horace F. Page
Frank Welch Jacob M. Campbell George W. Hendee George W. Patterson Micbael D. White Rush Clark Jay Å. Hubbell
William A. Phillips Charles G. Williams Omar D. Conger Morton C. Hunter Hiram Price
John W. Killinger Miles Ross
William F. Sapp
George M. Landers Leonidas Sexton George A. Bagley
Jeremiah W. Dwight Elbridge G. Lapham Wm. S. Shallenberger Latimer W. Ballou Benjamin T. Eames J. E. Leonard
Charles M. Shelley Nathaniel P. Banks Russell Errett
Daniel N. Lockwood Robert Smalls
A. Herr Smith
William Pitt Lynde Milton I. Southard Charles B. Benedict Walbridge A. Field L. A. Mackey
William A. J. Sparks Richard P. Bland
Ebenezer B. Finley Stephen L. Mayham John H. Starin Archibald M. Bliss Greenbury L. Fort Anson G. McCook William S. Stenger James H. Blount Charles Foster
William McKinley jr. Alex. H. Stephens Gabriel Bouck
Chapman Freeman John A. McMahon John W. Stone
Horace B. Strait
John M. Thompson Samuel A. Bridges John Hanna
John I. Mitchell
Amos Townsend John M. Bright Alfred C. Harmer
Charles H. Morgan Martin I. Townsend
John R. Tucker
William D. Veeder
John T. Wait
Thomas B. Peddie William Walsh
Henry M. Pollard
Lewis F. Watson Simeon B. Chittenden Daniel M. Henry
Clarkson X. Potter Harry Wbite
Andrew Williams Alvah A. Clark
Hilary A. Herbert Llewellyn Powers James Williams John B. Clarke Frank Hiscock
John Howard Pugh Richard Williams Nathan Cole Eppa Hunton Terrence J. Quinn
Benjamin A. Willis Francis D. Collins John N. Hungerford David Rea
Hendrick B. Wright William W. Crapo J. Warren Keifer
William W. Rice
Jesse J. Yeates Thomas T.Critteuden William D. Kelley Charles B. Roberts Casey Young.
So the rules were not suspended.
By unanimous consent, bills and a joint resolution were introduced, read twice, ordered to be printed, and severally referred as follows, viz:
1. By Mr. Hamilton: A bill (H. R. 1748) for the relief of James Clements; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. Wilson : A bill (H. R. 1749) to define the meaning of certain legal terms; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Also, a bill (H. R. 1750) to grant a pension to John Folger;
Also, a bill (H, R. 1751) granting a pension to William C. Parker; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions,
By Mr. Calkins: A joint resolution (H. Res. 60) for the survey of the Kankakee River, and making an appropriation therefor; to the Committee on Commerce.
By Mr. Hale: A bill (H. R. 1752) for the relief of Naval Constructor Theodore D. Wilson, of the Navy; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.
By Mr. Sayler: A bill (H. R. 1753) for the relief of James H. Hamilton; to the Committee on Indian Affairs,
By Mr. Burdick : A bill (1. R. 1754) for the relief of Selma Seibert ; to the Committee of Claims.
By Mr. Stewart: A bill (H. R. 1755) to amend the acts approved March 3, 1873, and March 13, 1874, to encourage the growth of timber on western prairies ; to the Committee on the Public Lands.
By Mr. Tipton: A bill (H. R. 1756) granting a pension to Christopher Schmidt; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. Hubbell: A bill (H. R. 1757) relating to vessels not propelled by steam or sail ;
Also, a bill (6. R. 1758) to appropriate money for the erection of a keeper's dwelling at the light-house at Pere Marquette, Michigan,
Also, a bill (H. R. 1759) to appropriate money for the erection of a light-house and steam fog-signal on Stannard's Rock, Lake Superior;
Also, a bill (H. R. 1760) to appropriate money for the erection of a keeper's dwelling at the light-house at Pentwater, Michigan; to the Committee on Commerce.
Also, a bill (H. R. 1761) for the relief of Samuel W. Abbott, postmaster at Menomonee, Michigan;
Also, a bill (H. R. 1762) for the relief of Reuben Goodrich ; to the Committee of Claims.
Also, a bill (H. R. 1763) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to invest in the bonds of the United States the unexpended balance of the money appropriated to the L'Anse and Vieux de Sert bauds of Lake Superior; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
Also, a bill (H. R. 1764) to appropriate money for the erection of a station and steam fog-signal at Mackinac, Michigan; to the Committee on Commerce.
Also, a bill (H. R. 1765) granting a pension to Thomas Pulling, of Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
Also, a bill (H. R. 1766) to appropriate money for continuing the improvement of the Saint Mary's Falls Canal;
Also, a bill (H. R. 1767) to appropriate money for continuing the improvement of the harbor at Manistee, Michigau ;