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The Senate have passed bills and a joint resolution of the following titles; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House of Representatives, viz:
S. 53. An act for the relief of Albert Towle, postmaster at Beatrice, Nebraska.
S. 65. An act to change the name of the schooner Minnie to the Carteret. S. 290. An act for the relief of James D. Holman.
S. Res. 5. Joint resolution authorizing Rear-Admiral William Res. nolds, of the United States Navy, to accept certain presents tendered him by Kings of Siam.
The President of the United States has notified the Senate that he did, on the 23d of November, 1877, approve and sign a bill and joint resolution of the Senate of the following titles, viz:
S. 291. An act to remove the political disabilities of Charles W. Field, of King George County, Virginia.
S. Res. 6. Joint resolution fixing a site for the equestrian statue of General Greene.
Also, that he did, on the 24th of November, 1877, approve and sign a bill of the Senate of the following title, viz:
S. 289. An act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to issue a register and change the name of the schooner Captain Charles Robbins to Minnie.
Mr. Luttrell, by unanimous consent, presented a document containing the affidavits of citizens of California, relating to the desert-land bill passed by the last Congress; which was referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.
Mr. O'Neill, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1778) granting a pension to William Abendroth ; which was read twice, or. dered to be printed, and referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
On motion of Mr. Wood, at 10 o'clock and 5 minutes a. m., the House took a further recess until 10 o'clock and 30 minutes a. m.
AFTER THE SECOND RECESS, (Monday, 10 o'clock and 30 minutes a. m., December 3,)
On motion of Mr. Wood, the House took a further recess until 10 o'clock and 45 minutes a. m.
After the third recess, (Monday, December 3, 1877, 10 o'clock and 45 minutes a. m.,)
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Sympson, one of their clerks :
Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed the following resolution ; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House of Representatives, viz:
Resolved by the Senate, (the House of Representatives concurring,) That it is the judgment of the two Houses that the present session of Congress expires by operation of law at 12 o'clock m. this day.
The Senate have passed the resolution of the House fixing the time for final adjournment of the present session, with an amendment; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House of Representatives.
The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House the following concurrent resolution of the Senate, viz:
Resolved by the Senate, (the House of Representatives concurring,) That it is the judgment of the two Houses that the present sessiou of Congress expires by operation of law at 12 o'clock m. this day.
Mr. Wood moved that the House concur in the said resolution; which motion was agreed to.
The Speaker laid before the House the following concurrent resolution of the House fixing the time of final adjourament of the present session, with the amendment of the Senate thereto, as follows, 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 p. m. this day.
The amendment of the Senate was read, as follows:
Strike out the words “ 3 o'clock p. m. this day" and insert 11 o'clock and 50 minutes a. m., Monday, the 3d of December, instant.
Mr. Wood moved that the said amendment be concurred in; which motion was agreed to.
Mr. Wood inoved 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. Dibrell 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 authorize the producers of tobacco to sell one hundred dol. lars' worth of the same without paying any tax,
And the question being put, viz:
(Yeas .................... 96 And it was decided in the negative, Nays......
... 102 (Not voting .........
..... 93 (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 areMr. D. Wyatt Aiken Mr.J. B. Elam
Mr. William Kimmel Mr. Leonidas Sexton Hiram P. Bell John H. Evins Robert M. Kaapp
Charles M. Shelley Jos C.S. Blackburn William H. Felton
J. Proctor Knott
Otbo R. Singleton Richard P. Bland William H. Forney Robert F. Ligon
William F. Slemons Andrew R. Boone
Benjamin J. Franklin Daniel N. Lockwood William E. Smith Elward S. Bragg Benoni S. Fuller John K. Luttrell
Milton I. Southard Cartis H. Brogden William W. Garth
Benjamin F. Martin William A. J. Sparks
James A. McKenzie Walter L. Steele
Alex. H. Stepheng
Hernando D. Money J. M. Thornburgh William H. Calking Thomas M. Gunter Charles H. Morgan J. W. Throckmorton J. R. Chalmers Henry R. Harris Henry M. Pollard
Richd. W. Townshend
Auburn L. Pridemore Thomas Turner
Robert A. Hatcher James H. Randolph Robert B. Vance Philip Cook Charles E. Hooker David Rea
Nelson H. Van Vorheg Jordan E. Cravens John F. House
John H. Reagan
William D. Veeder Thomas T. Crittenden Eppa Hinton
Haywood Y. Riddle Alfred M. Waddell D. B. Culberson
John X. Hungerford William M. Robbins Levi Warner
W.C. Whitthorne Robt. H. M. Davidson James Taylor Jones E. W. Robertson
Charles G. Williams Geo, G. Dibrell Joseph Jorgensen Miles Ross
Jere N. Williams
Albert S. Willis
Gustave Schleicher Benjamin Wilson.
Those who voted in the negative areMr. William J. Bacon Mr. Simeou B. Chittended Mr. Charles Foster Mr. Edwin W. Keightley George A. Bagley Rush Clark William P. Frye
William Lathrop John H. Baker Nathan Cole Mills Gardner
Stepken D. Lindsey William H. Baker Omar D. Couger
James A. Garfield George B. Loring Henry B. Banning James W. Covert
Benjamin F. Marsh George M. Beebe Jacob D. Cox
Andrew H. Hamilton Anson G. MoCook
Dudley C. Haskell James Monroe
Dadley C. Denison George W. Hendee Amasa Norcross Thomas M. Browne Mark H. Dunnell
Thomas J.Henderson Addison Oliver
Edward Overton, jr. Theodore W. Burdick Anthony Eickhoff
Jay A. Hubbell
Horace F. Page
George W. Patterson Jacob M. Campbell Walbridge A. Field Charles H. Joyce
William A. Phillips
Mr. Clarkson N. Potter Mr. Thomas Ryan
Mr. John W. Stone Mr. William Ward
Lewis F. Watson
Frank Welch John Howard Pagh C. H. Sinnickson
John M. Thompson Michael D. White Joseph H. Rainey A. Herr Smith Thomas F. Tipton
Richard Williams Thomas B. Reed William M. Springer Amos Townsend
Edwin Willits George D. Robinson William S. Stenger Martin I. Townsend Thomas Wren. Milton S. Robinson J. H. Stewart
Those not voting are-
Llewellyn Powers Latimer W. Ballou Joseph J. Davis
Amaziah B. James James B. Reilly Nathaniel P. Banks Beverly B. Douglas Frank Jones
Americus V. Rice Thomas M. Bayne Benjamin T. Eames J. Warren Keifer
William W. Rice Charles B. Benedict E. John Ellis
William D. Kelley Ezekiel S. Sampson Henry W. Blair Russell Errett
John W. Killinger William F. Sapp
George M. Landerg Robert Smalls
Elbridge G. Lapham John H. Starin
Horace B. Strait Lorenzo Brentano
Greenbury L. Fort William Pitt Lyndo John R. Tucker
John T. Wait
Gilbert C. Walker Benjamin F. Butler John Goode
Van H. Manning
Stephen L. Maybam Harry White
John A. McMahon
Alpheus S. Williams Joseph G. Cannon John T. Harris Lyne S. Metcalfe
Andrew Williams John G. Carlisle Carter H. Harrison John I. Mitchell
James Williams Lucien B. Caswell E. Kirke Hart
William R. Morrison Benjamin A. Willis
Hendrick B. Wright
Jesse J. Yeates
On motion of Mr. Singleton, by unanimous consent, the bill of the House (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, with the amendments of the Senate thereto, were taken from the Speaker's table, referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed.
Mr. Throckmorton moved to suspend the rules so as to enable him to submit and the House to agree to the following resolution, viz:
Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to in. quire into the expediency of mustering into the service of the United States two regiments of Texas Mounted Rangers, to be used for the protection of the Mexican and Indian borders of the State of Texas, to be continued in the service of the United States so long as the President may deem the service of such regiments necessary to the adequate protection of the frontiers of that State; said regiments to equal in strength the strongest cavalry regiments of the United States Army, and to be under the direction and control of the officers of the Army in command of the military district and department of Texas; the committee to report by bill or otherwise.
And the question being put, the motion was not agreed to, (two-thirds not voting in favor thereof.)
So the rules were not suspended. Mr. Knapp 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 President of the United Staces, by refusing the use of the Army in support of pretended governments in the States of South Carolina aud Louisiana, and thereby according to their people the right of local self-government in accordance with the Constitution, has faithfully performed his duty in that behalf, and is thereby justly entitled to the respect and confidence of the American people.
The yeas and nays were ordered on the said resolution. Pending which, Mr. Conger, at 11 o'clock and 25 minutes a. m., Monday, December 3, 1877, moved that the House adjourn.
And the question being put,
Yeas ...... It was decided in the negative, Nays ........................ 197
( Not voting.................. 93 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Mr. Benjamin F. Marsh voted in the affirmative.
Those who voted in the negative are-
Alfred M. Scales
Gustave Schleicher John H. Baker Charles C. Ellsworth J. Proctor Kuott
Leonidas Sexton William H. Baker Russell Errett
Wm. S. Shallenberger Henry B. Banning James L. Evans Robert F. Ligon®
Charles M. Shelley George M. Beebe John H. Evins
Stephen D. Lindsey Otho R. Singleton Hiram P. Bell Thomas Ewing
Daniel N. Lockwood C. H. Sinnickson George A. Bicknell William H. Felton John K. Luttrell
William F. Slemons Horatio Bisbee, jr. Walbridge A. Field Levi Maish
A. Herr Smith Jos. C. S. Blackburn William H. Forney Van H. Manning
William E. Smith James H. Blount Charles Foster
Benjamin F. Martin Milton L. Southard Andrew R. Boone Benjamin J. Franklin Anson G. McCook
William A. J. Sparks Thomas A. Boyd William P. Frye J. H. McGowan
William M. Springer
James A. McKenzie Walter L. Steele
William McKinley, jr. William S. Stenger
Alex. H. Stephans Carti - H. Brogden William W. Garth
Hernando D. Money J.H. Stewart
Charles H. Morgan John W. Stone
William R. Morrison Joseph C. Stone
H. L. Muldrow
Thomas Swann Theodore W. Burdick John M. Glover
John M. Thompson John W. Caldwell John Goode Amasa Norcross
J. M. Thornburgh W. P. Caldwell Thomas M. Gunter Addison Oliver
J. W. Throckmorton William II. Calking Andrew H. Hamilton Charles O'Neill
Thomas F. Tipton John H. Camp
Aug. A. Hardenbergh Edward Overton, jr. Amos Townsend Jacob M. Campbell Benjamin W. Harris Horace F. Page
Martin I. Townsend Simeon B. Chitteuden Henry R. Harris
George W. Patterson Richd. W. Townshend
William A. Phillips John R. Tucker
Clarkson N. Potter Robert B. Vance
Nelson H. Van Vorhos
William D. Veeder Omar D. Conger
George W. Hendee Auburn L. Pridemore Alfred M. Waddell Philip Cook
Thomas J. Henderson John Howard Pugh Gilbert C. Walker
Frank Welch Angistus W. Cutler Jay A, Hubbell
John H. Reagan
Michael D. White Lorenzo Danford Morton C. Hunter Thomas B. Reed
W.C. Whitthorne Robt. H. M. Davidson Eppa Hunton
Haywood Y. Riddle Alpheus S. Williams Horace Davis H, L. Humphrey
William M. Robbins Charles G. Williams Nathaniel C. Deering John . Hongerford Charles B. Roberts Jere N. Williams Dudley C. Denison Anthony Ittner
E. W. Robertson
Albert S. Willis
James Taylor Jones George D. Robinson Edwin Willits
Milton S. Robinson Benjamin Wilson
Fernando Wood Milton J. Durham Charles H. Joyce
Thomas Wren. Jeremiah W. Dwight
Those not voting areMr. William Aldrich Mr. John B. Clarke Mr. Goldsmith W. Hewitt Mr. Romualdo Pacheco J.D.C. Atkins Francis D. Collins Frank Hiscock
Thomas B. Peddie Latimer W. Ballon Samuel S. Cox
Charles E. Hooker James Phelps Nathaniel P. Banks William W. Crapo Amaziah B. James
Llewellyn Powers Thomas M. Bayne Thomas T. Crittenden Frank Jones
James B. Reilly Charles B. Benedict D. B. Culberson
J. Warren Keifer
Americus V. Rice Henry W. Blair C. B. Darrall
William D. Kelley William W. Rice Richard P. Bland Joseph J. Davis John E. Kenna
Ezekiel S. Sampson
George M. Landers John H. Starin
Elbridge G. Lapham Horace B. Strait
John T. Wait
Stephen L. Mayham Andrew Williams Milton A. Candler Alfred C. Harmer
John A. McMahon James Williams Joseph G. Cannon John T. Harris Lyne S. Metcalfe
Richard Williams John G. Carlisle Carter II. Harrison John I. Mitchell
Benjamin A. Willis Lucien B. Caswell E. Kirke Hart
Hendrick B. Wright
Jesse J. Yeates
So the House refused to adjourn. Mr. Elam, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found duly enrolled a bill of the House of the following title, viz:
H. R. 1279. An act authorizing binding of documents for members of Congress; When The Speaker signed the same.
A message in writing was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Pruden, one of his secretaries, which was handed in at the Clerk's desk, informing the House that he did, on the 21st of November, 1877, approve and sign bills of the House of the following titles, viz:
H. R. 902. An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1878, and for other purposes.
H. R. 1220. An act to provide for certain deficiencies in the pay of the Navy and the pay of the Marine Corps, and for other purposes.
H. R. 1265. Ad act authorizing the changing of the name of the ship Samuel G. Reed.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Sympson, one of their clerks : Mr. Speaker: The Senate have appointed Mr. Edmunds and Mr. Merrimon a committee on the part of the Senate to join such committee as might be appointed by the House of Representatives to wait upon the President of the United States and inform him that, unless he had some further communication to make, the two Houses of Congress, having concluded their business, are ready to adjourn.
On motion of Mr. Wood, Ordered, That a committee of three be appointed on the part of the House to join the said committee on the part of the Senate.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
The Speaker appointed Mr. Wood, Mr. Springer, and Mr. Hale the said committee on the part of the House.
Mr. Wood, from the joint committee appointed to wait on the President of the United States, reported that the committee had discharged the duty imposed upon them, and that the President had informed them that he had no further communication to make to the two Houses at tbis time.
The hour of 11 o'clock and 50 minutes a. m., (Monday, December 3, 1877,) having arrived,
The Speaker said: By concurrent resolution of the two Houses, the time was fixed at 11 o'clock and 50 minutes a. m. upon this day, (Monday, December 3, 1877,) for the final adjournment of this session; and in obedience to that resolution I now declare that the first and extra session of the Forty-fifth Congress stands adjourned without day.