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Also, a bill (H. R. 1768) to appropriate money for continuing the im. provement of the harbor at Ludington, Michigan;
Also, a bill (H. R. 1769) to appropriate money for continuing the improvement of the harbor at Pentwater, Michigan;
Also, a bill (H. R. 1770) to appropriate inoney for the improvement of the harbor at Charlevoix, Michigan;
Also, a bill (H. R. 1771) to appropriate money for continuing the improvement of Eagle Harbor, Lake Superior;
Also, a bill (H. R. 1772) to appropriate money for continuing the improvement of the harbor at Ontonagon, Lake Superior; to the Committee on Commerce.
By Mr. Henderson: A bill (H. R. 1773) for the relief of Horner R. Parish; to the Committee on War-Claims.
By Mr. Fort: A bill(H. R. 1774) granting a pension to Miram V.Kinney; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. Gunter: A bill (H. R. 1775) to punish embezzlement by agents and attorneys; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Also, a bill (H. R. 1776) for the relief of James M. Douglass, of Benton County, Arkansas; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. Alpheus S. Williams: A bill (H. R. 1777) for the relief of Jacob H. Stark ; to the Committee on Military Affairs.
Mr. Wood, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:
Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means be authorized to employ a doorkeeper or assistant messenger, to be paid out of the contingent fund of the House of Representatives, who shall receive the same compensation as is now paid to the messengers appointed by the Door. keeper.
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. Wilson submitted the following preamble and resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads and ordered to be printed, viz:
Whereas it is understood that a few successful bidders for contracts for carrying the mails have been awarded large numbers of contracts, and that they have in many instances given substantially the same securities for the performance of their contracts, which securities are inadequate to the aggregate liability of each of the said bidders; and whereas it is further understood that they have sublet many of those contracts to other parties, and that the subcontractor is at the mercy of the first contractor for his compensation: Therefore,
Be it resolved, That the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads be, and it is hereby, directed to report a bill in which provision shall be made securing to the said subcontractor compensation direct from the Government for his services in the Postal Department.
Mr. Wilson also, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee of Accounts, viz :
Resolved, That the Clerk of this House be, and he is hereby, directed to pay, out of the contingent fund under his control, to William M. Pat. ten, $100, as pay for his services as messenger at the north door for the month of October, 1877.
Mr. Vance, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the same committee, viz:
Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Representatives be, and he is hereby, instructed to pay J. M. Hines the sum of $90.67, for services as messenger of the House of Representatives from January 10, 1877, to March 4, 1877, and from October 15 to November 1, 1877.
Mr. Dunnell, (the rules having been suspended for that purpose,) from the Committee on Commerce, to which was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 287) to change the name of the port of entry of the district of the Teche, in Louisiana, froin Brashear to Morgan City, reported the same without amendment.
And the question being put, viz:
And it was decided in the affirmative, (two-thirds roting in favor thereof.)
So the bill was passed.
Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said bill.
Mr. Mills moved that the rules be suspended, so as to enable him to submit and the House to agree to the following resolution, viz:
Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means be instructed to so revise the tariff as to make it purely and solely a tariff for revenue, and not for protecting one class of citizens by plundering another. Mr. Mills demanded the yeas and nays; which were ordered : Yeas, 27; nays, 56. Mr. John H. Baker made the point of order that a quorum had not voted on the said demand.
The Speaker overruled the point of order, on the ground that a quo. rum was not necessary to order the yeas and nays.
Mr. Olymer, at 2 o'clock and 25 minutes p. m., moved that the House adjourn; which motion was not agreed to.
Mr. Clymer moved to reconsider the vote by which the yeas and nays were ordered.
Mr. Burchard made the point of order that it was not in order to have the yeas and pays on a motion to reconsider the vote by which the yeas and nays were ordered.
The Speaker overruled the point of order, on the ground that the mo. tion to reconsider could be made on any motion, whether carried in the affirmative or negative, except the motion to adjourn ; and that, if carried in the affirmative, the question would immediately recur on order. ing the yeas and nays, and, if then ordered by one-fifth of the members voting, a further motion to reconsider that vote would not be in order,
And the question being put, viz:
Will the House reconsider the vote by which the yeas and nays were ordered ?
( Yeas .................... 31 And it was decided in the negative, Nays.....
...... 110 Not voting...............
.... 147 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Milton S. Robinson Thomas M. Browne Nathaniel C. Deering
Thomas Ryan Horatio C. Burchard
Ezekiel S. Sampson Richard H. Cain William P. Frye Horace F. Page
Thomas F. Tipton John H Camp.
William A. Phillips Michael D. White
Augustus W. Cutler
Benjamin F. Marsh
Aug. A. Hardenbergh
W. C. Whitthorno
Those who voted in the negative are-
Dadley C. Denison James Taylor Jones John H. Reagan
Haywood Y. Riddle George A. Bicknell H. L. Dickey
Charles H. Jorce
William M. Robbins Jos. C. S. Blackburn Beverly B. Douglas Edwin W. Keightley E. W. Robertson Henry W. Blair Mark H. Dunnell John E. Kenda
Milton Sayler Richard P. Bland Milton J. Durham
Alfred M. Scales Andrew R. Boone Jeremiah W. Dwight J. Proctor Knott
Gustave Schleicher Thomas A. Boyd John R. Eden William Lathrop
Otho R. Singleton Edward S. Bragg J. B. Elam Robert F. Ligon
C. H. Sinnickson James F. Briggs
Charles C. Ellsworth Stephen D. Lindsey William F. Slemons Curtis H. Brogden John H. Evins John K. Luttrell
William E. Smith Arlett H. Buckner William H. Felton
Van H. Manning
William M. Springer Theodore W. Burdick William H. Forney Benjamin F. Martin Walter L. Steele John W. Caldwell Greenbury L. Fort J. H. McGowan
J. M. Thornburgh W. P. Caldwell
Benjamin J. Franklin James A. McKenzie J. W. Throckmorton William H. Calkins William W. Garth Roger Q. Mills
Richd. W. Townshend Jacob M. Campbell D. C. Giddings
Hernando D. Money John R. Tucker
William R. Morrison Robert B. Vance John B. Clark, jr. Thomas M. Gunter H. L. Muldrow
Nelson H. Van Vorhos Rush Clark Andrew H. Hamilton Amasa Norcross
Alfred M. Waddell Thomas R. Cobb Henry R. Harris
Edward Overton, jr. Gilbert C. Walker Nathan Cole William Hartzell
George W. Patterson Charles G. Williams Omar D. Conger
Robert A. Hatcher Auburu L. Pridemore Jere N. Williams Jordan E. Cravens George W. Hendee Joseph H. Rainey
Albert S. Willis Thomas T. Crittenden Thomas J. Henderson James H. Rando
Edwin Willits. D. B. Culberson
John F. House Those not voting areMr. D. Wyatt diken Mr. Russell Errett Mr. William D. Kelley Mr. Wm. S. Sballenberger William Aldrich I. Newton Evans Jolin H. Ketcham
Charles M. Shelley
A. Herr Smith
Jobn H. Starin George M. Beebe
Chapman Freeman Daniel N, Lockwood William S. Stenger Charles B. Benedict Benoni S. Faller
George B. Loring
Alex. H. Stephens Horatio Bisbee, jr. Mills Gardner
William Pitt Lyndo J. H. Stewart Archibald M. Bliss James A. Garfield
L. A. Mackey
John W. Stone
Stephen L. Mayham Joseph C. Stone
Horace B. Strait Lorenzo Brentano Eugene Hale
William McKinley jr. Thomas Swann
John A. McMahon John M. Thompson Samuel A. Bridges Alfred C. Harmer
Lyne S. Metcalfe
Amos Townsend John M. Bright Benjamin W. Harris John I. Mitchell
Martin I. Townsend Solomon Bundy John T. Harris Leopold Morse
Jacob Turney Benjamin F. Butler Carter H. Harrison Nicholas Muller
William D. Veeder George C. Cabell E. Kirke Hart Henry S. Neal
John T. Wait
Romualdo Pacheco William Ward
Thomas B. Peddie
Levi Warner Simeon B. Chittenden Geo. C. Hazelton
Lewis F. Watson
Clarkson N. Potter Harry White
Alpheus S. Williams
James Williams Samuel S. Cox Frank Hiscook James B. Reilly
Richard Williams William W. Crapo Charles E. Hooker Americus V. Rice Benjamin A. Willis Lorenzo Danford Eppa Hunton William W. Rice
Benjamin Wilson C.B. Darrall II. L. Humphrey
Charles B. Roberts Fernando Wood Robt. H. M. Davidson Amaziah B. James George D. Robinson Hendrick B. Wright Joseph J. Davis Frank Jones Miles Ross
Jesse J. Yeates Benjamin T. Eames Joseph Jorgensen
William F. Sapp
Casey Young. E. John Ellis
J. Warren Keifer Leonidas Sexton So the House refused to reconsider the said vote.
Mr. Wood moved that the House take a recess until 10 o'clock a. m., Monday.
Mr. Mills made the point of order, that the said motion was not in order.
The Speaker sustained the point of order, on the ground that a motion to take a recess was not in order pending a motion to suspend the rules
On motion of Mr. Wood, Ordered, That there be a call of the House. The roll having been called, The following.named members failed to answer to their names, viz: D. Wyatt Aikeu, William Aldridge, J. D. O. Atkins, George A. Bag.
ley, Latimer W. Ballou, Nathaniel P. Banks, Henry B. Banning, George
A quorum being present, On motion of Mr. Mills, all further proceedings under the call were dispensed with.
The question then recurring on the motion of Mr. Mills,
( Yeas ..... And it was decided in the negative, Nays...
( Not voting........ (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-
J. Proctor Knott
John F. House
H. L. Dickey
John E. Kenna
Hiram P. Bell
John R. Eden
Robert F. Ligon
Alfred M. Scales
Those who voted in the negative are-
Dudley C. Denison John N. Hungerford James H. Randolph Thomas M. Bayne Mark H. Dunnell
Thomas B. Reed
William M. Robbins
Milton S. Robinson James F. Briggs
Charles C. Ellsworth Edwin W. Keightley Thomas Ryan Horatio C. Burchard John H. Evins
Ezekiel S. Sampson Theodore W. Burdick Mills Gardner
Stephen D. Lindsey C. H. Sinnickson Benjamin F. Butler James A. Garfield George B. Loring
William S. Stanger Richard H. Cain Randall L. Gibson Levi Maish
Joseph C. Stone Jacob M. Campbell Eugene Hale
J. H. McGowan
Thomas F. Tipton Rush Clark Aug. A. Hardenbergh James Monroe
Nelson H. Van Vorhes
Michael D. White
Edward Overton, jr. Charles G. Williams Jacob D. Cox
George W. Hendee Romualdo Pacheco Richard Williams H. J. B. Cummings Thomas J. Henderson Horace F. Page
George W. Patterson Fernando Wood
George M. Landers Wm. S. Shallenberger Latimer W. Ballon Russell Errett
Elbridge G. Lapham Charles M. Shelley Nathaniel P. Banks I. Newton Evans
J. E. Leopard
Daniel N. Lockwood A. Herr Smith
William Pitt Lyndo Milton I. Southard Charles B. Benedict Walbridge A. Field L. A. Mackey
William A. J. Sparks Archibald M. Bliss Ebenezer B. Finley Van H. Manning
John H. Starin James H. Blount
Greenbury L. Fort Stephen L. Mayham Alex. H. Stephens Gabriel Bonck Charles Foster Anson G. McCook
J. H. Stewart
Chapman Freeman William McKinley.jr. John W. Stone
John A. McMahon Horace B. Strait
John I. Mitchell
John M. Thompson John M. Bright Alfred C. Harmer
Hernando D. Money J. M, Thornburgh Solomon Bundy
Benjamin W. Harris Charles H. Morgan Amos Townsend George C. Cabell John T. Harris Leopold Morse
Martin I. Townsend
John R. Tucker
William D. Veeder
John T. Wait Lucien B. Caswell Eli J. Henkle
Thomas B. Peddie Gilbert C. Walker J.R. Chalmers Daniel M. Henry James Phelps
William Walsh Simeon B. Chittenden Abram S. Hewitt
Henry M. Pollard
William Ward William Claflin
Goldsmith W. Hewitt Clarkson N. Potter Levi Warner Alvah A. Clark
Hilary A. Herbert Llewellyn Powers Lewis F. Watson
John Howard Pugh Harry White
Terrence J. Quinn Alpheus S. Williams
Andrew Williams James W. Covert Amaziah B. James James B. Reilly
James Williams Samuel S. Cox Frank Jones Americus V. Rice
Benjamin A. Willis William W. Crapo Joseph Jorgensen
William W. Rice
Benjamin Wilson Thomas T. Crittenden J. Warren Keifer
Charles B. Roberts Hendrick B. Wright Lorenzo Danford
William D. Kelley George D. Robinson Jesse J. Yeates
On motion of Mr. Wood, at 3 o'clock and 40 minutes p. m., the House took a recess until 10 o'clock a. m., Monday.
AFTER THE RECESS, (Monday, December 3, 1877, 10 o'clock a. m.,) A message froin the Senate, by Mr. Sympson, one of their clerks:
Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed, without amendment, a bill of the House of the following title, viz :
H. R. 1279. An act authorizing binding of documents for members of Congress.
The Senate have passed a bill of the House of the following title, viz:
H. R. 1526. An act to provide for deficiencies in the appropriations for tbe service of the government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1878, and for prior years, and for other purposes; with amendments, in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House of Representatives.