Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

improvement preventing the extraction of letters from said boxes, which improvement was invented and patented by him ; to the Committee of Claims, when appointed.

By Mr. McMahon: The petitions of John McGraw, John Sheiber, Daniel Donelly, Henry Reiring, Hugh B. Mackin, and Michael Jackson, for a pension ; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, when appointed.

Also, the petition of Michael Cobbley, for the removal of the charge o desertion ;

Also, the petition of August Pensler, for an appropriation for the pas. ment of his claim for the loss of a horse while in the service of the United States Army; to the Committee on Military Affairs, when appointed.

By Mr. Price: The petitions of the letter-carriers, and of 1,406 citizens of Davenport, Iowa, for an increase of the salaries of letter-carriers; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post Roads, when appointed.

By Mr. Pridemore: The petition of Philip Rour, for compensation for tobacco taken by the United States Army;

Also, the petition of William W. Mathews, for compensation for prop. erty taken by the United States Army; to the Committee on War-Claims, when appointed.

By Mr. Riddle: The petition of Terrance Kirby, for a pension;

Also, the petition of Mary E. Campbell, of similar import; to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, when appointed.

Also, the petition of Terrance Kirby, for compensation for a horse taken by the United States Army; to the Committee on War-Claims, when appointed.

Also, the petition of J. D. Bond & Brother, to have refunded the amount paid as taxes on certain spirits burned at their distillery in Wilson County, Tennessee; to the Committee of Claims, when appointed.

By Mr. Stephens : The petition of Charles R. Stone and Mary A. Dan. forthi, executors of Jacob Danforth, deceased, of Augusta, Georgia, to be relieved from a judgment of confiscation in the district court of the United States for the district of Kentucky, at Louisville; to the Committee on the Judiciary, when appointed.

By Mr. John W. Stone: The petition of 1,400 citizens of Grand Rapids, Michigan, for an increase of the salaries of letter-carriers;

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

By Mr. Wait: The petition of Dwight W. Hakes, late first lieutenant and regimental quartermaster of the Eighteenth Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, for relief on account of the loss of public money; to the Committee on Military Affairs, when appointed.

By Mr. Harry White: The petition of Adam Smouse, for a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, when appointed.

Also, the petition of Catbarine Bowers, for a pension; to the Commitee on Revolutionary Pensions, when appointed.

By Mr. Albert S. Willis : The petition of the State Medical Society of Kentucky, for the discontinuance of the tariff on quinine; to the Committee of Ways and Means, when appointed.

Also, the petition of Hon. Henry Watterson, B. Frank Camp, and 3,000 other citizens of Louisville, Kentucky, for an increase of the compensation of letter-carriers ; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post Roads, when appointed.

By Mr. Willets : The petition of Panelia Smith, daughter of General Joseph R. Smith, deceased, late of the Regular Army, for a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, when appointed.

Also, the petition of Hascall M. Cole, late first lieutenant Company I, Eighteenth Regiment Michigan Volunteers, for relief against a claim of the Government for overpay; to the Committee on Military Affairs, when appointed.

Also, the petition of Elias B. Bell, late of Company E, Third Regiment West Virginia Cavairy, for the removal of the charge of desertion, and that he be granted a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, when appointed.

By Mr. Wood: The petiton of Mrs. Annie M. Dudley, late widow of William H. Voorhies, alias William J. Brown, late of Company F, One hundred and fifty-ninth Regiment New York Volunteers, to have the charge of desertion removed from the record of her late husband'; to the Committee on Military Affairs, when appointed.

Also, the petition of Henry Theysohn, late corporal Company H, Fifty-sixth Regiment New York Volunteers, for his pension to date from the day he received his injury; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, when appointed.

Also, the petition of Henry Weldon, for compensation for stores burned by the United States Army; to the Committee on War-Claims, when appointed.

Also, the petition of Samuel P. Todd, for compensation for losses wbile a purser in the United States Navy; to the Committee of Claims, when appointed.

The Speaker stated the regular order of business to be the consideration of the resolution submitted by Mr. John T. Harris as a substitute for the motion of Mr. Hale, that James B. Belford be sworn in as a Repre. sentative from the State of Colorado, pending when the House last ad. journed.

After debate,

On motion of Mr. Wood, at 3 o'clock and 25 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1877.

The following petitions, memorials, and other papers were laid on the Clerk's desk, under the rule, and referred as follows, viz:

By Mr. William H. Baker: The petition of citizens of Oswego, New York, for an increase of the salaries of letter-carriers; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads, when appointed.

By Mr. Buckner: The petition of 51 farmers of Lincoln County, Missouri, for legislation that will free our currency from the alleged absurdity of coin redemption, and for a legal standard of payment in the form of currency; to the Committee on Banking and Currency, when appointed.

Also, the petition of Gideon Gaines, for arearages of pension; to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, when appointed.

Also, a paper relating to the establishment of a post.route between High Hill and Loutre Island, Missouri; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, when appointed.

By Mr. Samuel S. Cox: Remonstrance of merchants and other busi. ness men of New York against the repeal of the bankrupt law, and a petition for the amendment of the same; to the Committee on the Judiciary, when appointed.

By Mr. Davidson: The petition of Paul Arnan, J. S. Relf, and other citizens of Saint Augustine, Florida, for the donation of a lot of land to the free public library, reading room, and historical association of said city; to the Committee on Public Lands, when appointed.

By Mr. Ellis: The petition of William A. Hyde and Thomas G. Mackie, for compensation for work done on the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River; to the Committee on Commerce, when appointed.

By Mr. Giddings: The petition of Charles B. Adams, for compensation for cargo, stores, and gold coin seized by the United States on tbe brigantine Scylla, at Brazos Santiago, Texas, for gold coin delivered to the chief quartermaster of the United States forces on the Rio Grande at Matamoras, Mexico, in 1864, and for disbursements, repairs, and loss of use of said vessel ;

Also, the petition Carl G. and John Palm, for compensation for property seized by the United States Army at Brownsville, Texas, in May, 1865; to the Committee on War-Claims, when appointed.

By Mr. Kidder: A paper relating to the establishment of post-rontes between Childstown and Lost Lake; Yankton and Fire Steel, via Jamesville, Norway, Maxwell, and Woolf Creek; and Yankton and Norfolk, Nebraska;

By Mr. Lockwood: A paper relating to the establishment of a postroute between Eden Center and Woodward's Hollow, Erie County, New York;

Also, the petitions of Patrick Boyle and other letter carriers, and of E. S. Daun and 2,000 other citizens of Buffalo, New York, for an increase of the compensation of letter-carriers of the city of Buffalo; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, when appointed.

By Mr. Mills: The petition of E. J. Gurley, for compensation for professional services rendered in Texas in prosecuting persons charged with killing reserve Indians; to the Committee of Claims, when appointed.

By Mr. Morse : The petition of the insurance companies, merchants, and other citizens of New York, that the United States mission to the United States of Colombia be restored; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, when appointed.

Also, the petition of Susan L. Watson, widow of A. E. Watson, deceased, late pay-director United States Navy, for a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, when appointed.

By Mr. Muldrow: A paper relating to the establishment of a postroute between Buena Vista and Cumberland, Mississippi; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, when appointed.

By Mr. Peddie: Resolutions of tbe Board of Trade of Newark, New Jersey, favoring the unconditional repeal of the bankrupt law; to the Committee on the Judiciary, when appointed.

Also, the petition of the letter-carriers and other citizens of Newark, New Jersey, for an increase of the compensation of letter-carriers;

By Mr. Phelps : The petition of George L. Hyde and other lettercarriers, and of 1,500 other citizens of New Haven, Connecticut, of simi. lar import;

By Mr. Phillips: The petition of the mail.carriers of Leavenworth, Kansas, of similar import; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, when appointed.

By Mr. Price: Papers relating to the petition of Laura Seaman, for a pension;

Also, the petition of J. D. Binford, a private in the Second Iowa Cavalry, for a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions, when appointed.

By Mr. Milton S. Robinson : The petition of Susan P. Vance, for compensation for property taken and used by the United States Army; to the Committee on War-Claims, when appointed.

By Mr. Singleton : Resolutions of the legislature of the State of Mis. sissippi, instructing the Senators and requesting the Representatives in Congress from that State to use all honorable means to secure an appro. priation to deepen the water at the mouth of Pascagoula River; to the Committee on Commerce, when appointed.

By Mr. Sinnickson : The petitions of the letter-carriers and of 600 citi. zens of Camden, New Jersey, for an increase of the compensation of letter-carriers; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads, when appointed.

By Mr. Slemons: The petition of William G. Ford, for compensation for cotton seized by United States authorities :

Also, papers relating to the claim of William G. Ford, administrator of J. G. Robinson, deceased, prosecuted under the treaty of Washington of September 24, 1873;

By Mr. Steele: The petition of Alexander Southerland, for relief from a judgment obtained against him by the United States as postmaster at Marlborough, South Carolina;

By Mr. Vance: Papers relating to the claim of James and Noah Rob. erts, for the amount due their father for services rendered during the revolutionary war; to the Cominittee of Claims, when appointed.

By Mr. Alpheus S. Williams : The petition of 3,000 citizens of Detroit, Michigan, for an increase of the salaries of letter carriers;

By Mr. Charles G. Williams: The petition of John E. Painefather and 26 other mail-carriers, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, of similar import; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, when appointed.

By Mr. Benjamin A. Willis : The petition of the carriage-builders' association of the United States, that such measures be taken as will insure a proper representation of our national industries at the international exbibition at Paris;

Also, the petition of the National Rifle Association, George W. Wingate and about 1,000 others, for an appropriation for the encouragement of rifle practice; to the Committee on Appropriations, when appointed.

By Mr. Wilson : The petition of W. A. Handlin and 764 other citizens, of Wheeling, West Virginia, for an increase of the salaries of letter-carriers; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, when appointed.

The Speaker stated the regular order of business to be the consideration of the resolution submitted by Mr. John T. Harris as a substitute for the motion of Mr. Hale, that James B. Belford be sworn in as the Representative from the State of Colorado, pending when the House last adjourned.

The House having proceeded to its consideration,
Pending which,

On motion of Mr. Wood,
Ordered, That when the House adjourns it be to meet on Monday
pest,
When
The House resumed the cousideration of the regular order.

After debate,

Mr. Bragg submitted the following amendment to the resolution submitted by Mr. Johu T. Harris, viz:

Resolved, That the claims of James B. Belford and Thomas M. Patterson to a seat upon the floor of this House as Representative of the State of Colorado in the Forty-fifth Congress be referred to the Judiciary Committee of this House, to be appointed, with instructions to report what was the day fixed by law for the election of a member of the Fortyfifth Congress to represent the State of Colorado.

Pending which,

Mr. Sayler, at 2 o'clock and 30 minutes p. m., moved that the House adjourn. And the question being put,

(Yeas......

...... 112 It was decided in the negative, Nays.......

.......... 143 (Not voting ......

....... 35 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. George A. Bagley Mr. Anthony Eickhoff Mr. John N. Hungerford Mr. James B. Reilly
Latimer W. Ballou J. B. Elam

Frank Jones

Haywood Y. Riddle
Henry B. Banding
Russell Errett

James Taylor Jones E. W. Robertson
George M. Beebe
James L. Evans
Joger h Jorgensen

George D. Robinson Charles B. Benedict William H. Forney Charles Hl. Joyce

Milton S. Robinson Horatio Bisbee, jr. Greenbury L. Fort John E. Kepua

Milton Sayler
James H. Blount
Charles Foster
John H. Ketcham

Gustave Schleicher
Gabriel Bouck
William P. Frye
J. Proctor Knott

Otho R. Singleton Samuel A. Bridges Benoni S. Fuller

Elbridge G. Lapham A. Herr Smith Avlett H. Buckner William W. Garth

Daniel L. Lockwood William S. Stenger Solomon Bundy Randall L. Gibson George B. Loring

Joba M. Thompson George C. Cabell D. C. Giddings Levi Maish

J. M. Thornburgh John H. Camp Jolin M. Glover Van H. Manding

J. W. Throckmorton Milton A. Candler John Goode

Stephen L. May ham Amos Townsend John G. Carlisle Thomas M. Gunter Roger Q. Mills

Thomas Turner William Claflin

Andrew H. Hamilton Charles H. Morgan William D. Veeder
Alvab A. Clark
Alfred C. Harmer

William R. Morrison William Walsh
Hienter Clymer
Benjamin W. Harris Leopold Morse

William Ward.
Philip Cook
John T. Harris
Nicholas Muller

Levi Warner
James W. Corert
E. Kirke Hart
Amasa Norcross

Harry White
Samuel S. Cox
Julian Hartridge
Addison Oliver

W.C. Whitthorne William W. Crapo Geo. C. Hazelton

Edward Overton, jr. Alpheus S. Williams Jordan E. Cravens Thomas J. Henderson Romualdo Pacheco Charles G. Williams D. B. Culberson Daniel M. Henry Horace F. Page

Jere N. Williams Milton J. Durham Hilary A. Herbert Thad. C. Pound

Benjamin A. Willis Jeremiah W. Dwight Frauk Hiscock

Hiram Price

Benjamin Wilson Benjamin T. Eames Jay A. Hubbell

Terrence J. Quinn

Fernando Wood
Jonu R. Eden
Eppa Hunton
John H. Reagan

Thomas Wren.
Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. William Aldrich Mr. Simeon B. Chittenden Mr. Carter 11. Harrison Mr. Henry S. Neal
J.D. C. Atkins
John B. Clarke

William Hartzell George W. Patterson
Wiliam J. Bacon
Rush Clark
Robert A. Hatcher

Thomas B. Peddie
John H. Baker
Tbomas R. Cobb

George W. Hendee James Phelps
William H. Baker
Nathan Cole

Goldsmith W. Hewitt Henry M. Pollard Nathaniel P. Banks Francis D. Collins

John F. Ilouse

Llewellyn Powers Thomas M. Bayne Omar D. Conger

Morton C. Hunter

Auburn L. Pridemore Hiram P. Bell Jacob D. Cox H. L. Humphrey

Jobn Howard Pagh George A. Bicknell Thomas T. Crittenden Anthony Ittner

Joseph H. Rainey Jos. C. S. Blackburn H. J. B. Cummings

John S. Jones

James H. Randolph
Heury W. Blair
Augustus W, Cutler J. Warren Keifer

David Rea
Richard P. Bland
Lorenzo Danford

Edwin W. Keightley Thomas B. Reed
Andrew R. Boono

Robt. II. M. Davidson William D. Kelley Americus V. Rice Thomas A. Boyd Horace Davis William Kimmell

William W. Rice Edward S. Bragg Joseph J. Davis Robert M. Knapp

William M. Robbins
Lorenzo Brentano Nathaniel C. Deering George M. Landers Charles B. Roberts
Mark S. Brewer
Dudley C. Denison William Laihrop

Miles Ross
James F. Briggs
Geo. G. Dibrell
J. E. Leonard

Ezekiel S. Sampson
John M. Bright
H. L. Dickey
Robert F. Ligon

William F. Sapp Curtis H. Brogden Mark H, Dunnell

Stephen D. Lindsey Alfred M. Scales Thomas M. Browne Charles C. Ellsworth John K. Luttrell

Leoridas Sexton Horatio C. Burchard John H. Evids

William Pitt Lynde Wm. S. Sballenberger Tbeodore W. Burdick Thomas Ewing

Benjamin F. Marsh Charles M. Shelley Richard H. Cain William H. Felton

Benjamin F. Martin C. H. Sinnickson John W. Caldwell Walbridge A. Field Ansop G. McCook

William F. Slemons W. P. Caldwell Ebenezer B. Finlev J. H. McGowan

William E. Smith William H. Calking Benjamin J. Franklin James A. McKenzie William A. J. Sparks Jacob M. Campbell Mills Gardner

William McKinley, jr. William M. Springer Joseph G. Cannon John Hanna John A. McMahon

John H. Starin
Lucien B. Caswell Aug. A. Hardenbergh James Monroe

Walter L. Steele
J. R. Chalmers
Henry R. Harris
H. L. Muldrow

J. H. Stewart

« AnteriorContinuar »