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Dr. John W. Stone Mr. Jacob Turney Mr. Gilbert C. Walker Mr Albert S. Willis
Hendrick B. Wright
Jesse J, Yeates Thomas F. Tipton Alfred M. Waddell Edwin Willets
Casey Young. Richd. W. Townshend John T. Wait
Richard Williams Those uot voting areMr. D. Wyatt Aiken Mr. James A. Garfield Mr. John W. Killinger Mr. Milton I. Sonthard Archibald M. Bliss Lucien C. Gause
L. A. Mackey
Alex. 11. Stephens Benjamin F. Butler Eugene Hale
John I Mitchell
Thomas Swapn John B. Clark, jr.
Dudley C. Haskell Hernando D. Money Martin I. Townsend C.B. Darrall Pbilip C. Hayes Charles O'Neill
John R. Tucker Beverly B. Douglas Eli J. Henkle
William A. Phillips Lewis F. Watson E. John Ellis Abram S. Hewitt
Clarkson N. Potter Andrew Williams I. Newton Evans Charles E. Hooker Thomas Ryan
James Williams. Chapman Freeman Amaziah B. James Robert Smalls So the House refused to adjourn. Whereupon The House resumed the consideration of the regular order. After debate,
Mr. Hale demanded the previous question, which was seconded and the main question ordered.
The question being on the amendment submitted by Mr. Bragg, The same was, by unanimous consent, withdrawn by Mr. Bragg.
The question then recurring on the resolutiou submitted by Mr. John T. Harris as an amendment in the nature of a substitute for the motion of Mr. Hale ; And being put,
(Yeas...................... 137 It was decided in the affirmative, Nays...................... 130
(Not voting .....
. 23 The yeas and nays being desired by one.fifth of the members present,
Those wbo voted in the affirmative are-
Alfred M. Scales George M. Beebe Antbopy Eickhoff Robert M. Knapp
Gustave Schleicher Hiram P. Bell J. B. Elam J. Proctor Knott
Charles M. Shelley Charles B. Benedict E. John Ellis
George M. Landers Otho R. Singleton George A. Bicknell John H. Evins
Robert F. Ligon
William F. Slemong Jos C. S. Blackburn Thomas Ewing
Daniel N. Lockwood William E. Smith Richard P. Bland William H. Felton John K. Luttrell
Milton I. Southard James H. Blount
Ebenezer B. Finley William Pitt Lynde William A. J. Sparks Andrew R. Boone William H. Forney Levi Maish
William M. Springer Gabriel Bouck Benjamin J. Franklin Van H. Manning
Walter L. Steele E iward S. Bragg Benoni S. Fuller
Benjamin F. Martin William S. Stenger Samuel A. Bridges William W. Garth
Stephen L. Maybam J. W. Throckmorton John M. Bright Randall L. Gibson
James A. McKenzio Richd. W. Townshend Aylett H. Buckner D. C. Giddings John A. McMabon
Hernando D. Money Robert B. Vance W. P. Caldwell
Thomas M. Gunter Charles H. Morgan William D Veeder Milton A. Candler Andrew H. Hamilton William R. Morrison Alfred M. Waddell John G. Carlisle Aug. A. Hardenbergh Leopold Morse
Gilbert C. Walker
Auburn L. Pridemore Alpheus S. Williams Thomas R. Cobb Julian Hartridge Terrence J. Quion
James Williams Francis D. Collins William Hartzell David Rea
Jere N. Williams
Albert S Willis
Benjamin A. Willis
Benjamin Wilsou Jordan E. Cravens Hilary A. Herbert Haywood Y. Riddla Fernando Wood Thomas T. Crittenden John F. House
William M. Robbins Hendrick B. Wright D. B. Culberson Eppa Hunton
Charles B. Roberts Jesse J. Yeates Robt. H. M. Davidson Frank Jones
E. W. Robertson
Casey Young Joseph J. Davis
Those who voted in the negative areMr. William Aldrich Mr. Horatio Bisbee, jr. Mr. Solomon Bundy Mr. Joseph G. Cannon William J. Bacon Henry W. Blair
Horatio C. Burchard Lucien B. Caswell George A. Bagley Thomas A. Boyd
Thendore W. Burdick Simeon B. Chittended John H. Baker Lorenzo Brentano
Benjamin F. Butler William Claflin William H. Baker Mark S. Brewer
Richard H. Cain
Rich Clark Latimor W. Billou James F. Briggs
William H. Calking Nathan Cole Nathabiel P. Banks Curtis H. Brogden
John H. Camp
Omar D. Conger Thomas M. Bayne Thomas M. Browne Jacob J. Campbell Jacob D. Cux
Mr. William W. Crapo Mr. Benjamin W. Harris Mr. J. H. McGowan Mr. Ezekiel S, Sampson
William McKinley, jr. William F. Sapp
Wm. S. Shallenberger
C. H. Sinnickson
A. Herr Smith
John H. Starin
Edward Overton, jr. John W. Stone
Joseph C. Stone
Horace F. Page
Horace B. Strait Benjamin T. Eames Amaziah B. James George W. Patterson John M. Thompson Charles C. Ellsworth Job S. Jones
Thomas B Peddie
J. M. Thornburgh
Joseph Jorgensen William A. Phillips Thomas F. Tipton
Nelson H Van Vorbes Walbridge A. Field Edwin W. Keightley Llewellyn Powers
Lewis F. Watson
John Howard Pugh Frank Welch
James H. Randolph Michael D. White
Charles G. Williams
George D. Robinson Richard Williams
Benjamin F. Marsh Milton S. Robinson Thomas Wren.
Anson G. MoCook
Clarkson N. Potter Martin I. Townsend
John R. Tucker
John T. Wait
Alex. H. Stephens Andrew Williams.
J. H. Stewart So the resolution was adopted.
Mr. Springer moved to recousider the vote last taken, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.
The question then recurring on the motion of Mr. Hale, as amended by the substitute of Mr. Harris,
The same was agreed to. 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.
Mr. Garfield, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolu. tion; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:
Resolved, That the undistributed books and documents remaining in the folding-room of the House of Representatives to the credit of mem. bers and officers of the last House of Representatives at the commencement of the present session be placed to the credit of the corresponding members and officers of the present House.
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 Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House executive aud other communications; which were severally referred as follows, viz:
I. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting estimates for salaries and for repairs to the Interior Department building, to the Committee on Appropriations, when appointed, and ordered to be printed.
II. A letter from the Secretary of the Interior, relative to setting aside from the Cheyenne annuities $5,000 for the Germain children, to the Committee on Indian Affairs, when appointed, and ordered to be printed.
III. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting reports of certain citizen committees appointed to investigate the custom-house service, and recommending that they be compensated by appropriate legislation, to the Committee of Ways and Means, when appointed, and ordered to be printeil.
IV. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, regarding the claim of Caleb Tompkins, of Cartersville, Georgia, with accompanying documents, to the Committee on War-Claims, when appointed.
V. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, regarding the claim of Mary E. Darwin and the heirs of Amanda Canian, with accompany. iug documents, to the Committee of Claims, when appointed.
VI. An inventory of public documents in the folding-room of the House of Representatives, to the Committee of Accounts, when appointed.
VII. A joint resolution of the legislature of the State of Michigan, asking an appropriation to construct a light-house at the mouth of Thander Bay River, in the county of Alpena;
VIII. A concurrent resolution of the legislature of the State of Missouri, in reference to a system of levees on the Mississippi River; to the Committee on Commerce, wben appointed.
IX. Joint and concurrent resolutions of tbe legislature of the State of Missouri, relative to the removal of the national capital; to the Committee for the District of Columbia, when appointed.
By unanimous consent, leave was granted to withdraw from the files of the House papers in the following cases, viz:
To Mr. Reagan, in the case of James Green;
To Mr. A. Herr Smith, in the case of the Columbia (Pennsylvania) Bridge Company.
By unanimous consent, leave of absence was granted as follows, riz: To Mr. James, for ten days; To Mr. Ryan, for five days; To Mr. Sinalls, for two days; To Mr. Starin, for ten days; Mr. Samuel S. Cox, at 3 o'clock and 45 minutes, p. m., moved that the House adjourn.
By unanimous consent, petitions were presented and severally referred as follows, viz:
By Mr. Garfield : Of the North Carolina Freedmen's Emigration Aid Society asking that the Government aid such colored people as so desired to emigrate to Liberia, to the Committee on Education and Labor, when appointed.
By Mr. Samuel S. Cox: Of certain mechanics and laborers, for relief from certain alleged discriminations against them, to the Committee on Reform in the Civil Service, when appointed.
By Mr. Wright: Of 20,792 workingmen, citizens of Pennsylvania and residents of the twelfth congressional district of that State, praying for the passage of a law making a small loan by the Government to aid settlers upon the public domain, under the provisions of the homestead laws, to be secured by mortgage on lands so selected, payable in ten years, in annual installments, at an interest of 3 per cent. per annum;
By Mr. Reilly: Of similar import; to tbe Committee on the Public Lands, when appointed.
By Mr. Springer: Of the Labor League of the District of Columbia, requesting the restoration of impartial suffrage in the District of Columbia; to the Committee for the District of Columbia, when appointed.
By Mr. Kelley: Of a citizen of the United States, asking that it so ameliorate the financial system of the Government that the laboring people, those who depend upon their skill or muscular power fc- subsistence, shall be able to sell their labor and not be compelled to appeal to the Government for the means to pay for the expatriation of bemselves and their posterity, and that they may continue to live in the homes of their birth or choice and pursue with advantage to themselves and the country at large the callings to which they have been trainedWilliam D. Kelley, petitioner; to the Committee on Education and Labor, when appointed.
By Mr. Harrison: From the letter-carriers of Chicago, asking for in. crease of compensation, accompanied by a petition in favor of the same signed by some six thousand citizens of the city of Chicago;
By Mr. Hamilton: A petition of similar import, from the letter-carriers and citizens of Fort Wayne, Indiana ; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, when appointed.
The motion of Mr. Cox was agreed to, and the Touse accordingly adjourned.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1877. The following memorials, petitions, and other papers were laid on the Clerk's desk, under the rule, and referred as follows, viz:
By Mr. Aiken: The petition of citizens of South Carolina, for the reestablishinent of the office of assistant treasurer of the United States at Charleston, South Carolina; to the Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Aldrich : The petition of R. W. Booth & Company, and 23 other hardware firms of the Western Hardware Association, for the repeal of the bankrupt law; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. Bicknell : Papers relating to the claim of the Bartholomew County Agricultural Society of Indiana, for pay for use of grounds by United States troops; to the Committee on War-Claims,
By Mr. Boone : The petition of Drury Dunaway, for a pension ; to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.
By Mr. Bouck: Six memorials of the legislature of Wisconsin, ask. ing appropriations : one, to construct a light-house at the mouth of the harbor of Menomonee; another, for a survey of Wolf River from Lake Poygan to the mouth of Red River; another, for the erection of a lighthouse and for a fog-signal on Stannard's Rock, Lake Superior; another, to aid in the surrey of the Saint Croix River, Wisconsin ; another, to aid in the completion of the Sturgeon Bay and Lake Michigan slipcanal and harbor, and to extend the time for the completion thereof; and another, to provide fish-ways to the dams on Fox River; to the Committee on Commerce.
Also, a memorial of the legislature of. Wisconsin, asking for the enactment of laws for the improvement of the condition of the Oneida tribe of Indians, located on the reservation in the counties of Brown and Outagamie; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
Also, a menorial of the legislature of Wisconsin, asking for the right of way and a grant of land for railroad purposes, to aid in building a road through Northern Wisconsin; to the Comunittee on the Public Lands.
By Mr. Bragg: Seven memorials of the legislature of Wisconsin: one, for increased mail facilities in Oconto County, another, for a mail-route from Stettin to Ril Falls, Marathon County; another, for a mail-route from Barron to Sand Creek; another, for a mail-route from Berlin to Hamberg; another, for increased mail-service in Sauk County; another, for mail-service from Eau Claire to Rice Lake; another, for a mail.route from Friendship to Liberty Bluffs; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.
By Mr. Burchard: The petition of Robert P. Boggs, for a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. Burdick: The petition of George W. Jones, that the Secretary of State of the United States be authorized to adjust and settle bis accounts as minister resident to Bogota, New Granada;
Also, the petition of A. Bleidung and other citizens of Guttenberg, lowa, for the improvement of the channei of the Mississippi River at that place; to the Committee on Appropriations.
Also, memorial of printers and bookbinders employed in the Gov. eruwent Printing Office, for relief by allowance of fair compensatiou for work and the restoration of former wages; to the Committee on Printing.
By Mr. Butler: The petition of Thomas J. Durant, for leave to present his claim for services as United States attorney for tbe district of Louisiana to the Court of Claims for adjustment; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Also, papers relating to the claim of the State of Massachusetts, for expenses of coast defense; to the Committee on Military Affairs. '
By Mr. Chalmers : Memorial of the Cotton Exchange of Vicksburg, Mississippi, asking for the improvement of the Yazoo and Suntlower Ricers; to the Committee on Commerce.
By Mr. Clymer: The petition of the letter-carriers of Reading, Pennsylvania, for an increase of their salaries; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.
By Mr. Cravens: Memorial of Augustus D. Jones, of Arkansas, submitting an amendment to the Constitution of the United States; to the Committee on Counting the Electoral Votes.
By Mr. Culberson : The petition of George H. Giddings, for an appropriation to pay an amount admitted to be due him by the Post Office Department; to the Committee on Appropriations.
Also, the petition of E. L. Dahoney, of Texas, showing the causes of the present hard times and suggesting remedies therefor; to the Committee on Banking and Currency.
By Mr. Cummings: The petition of B. F. Gue and other citizens of Des Moines, Iowa, for au increase of the compensation of letter-carriers;
Also, the petition of the letter-carriers of Des Moines, Iowa, of similar import;
By Mr. Joseph J. Davis: A paper relating to the establishment of a post-route from Forrestville to Earpsborough, North Carolina; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post Roads.
By Mr. Durham : The petition of James C. Smith, of Dundee, Scotland, for indemnity for loss of £104 18s. 5d., in consequence of seizure of certain cloths at the custom-house, New York ; to the Comunittee of Claims.
By Mr. Eames: The petition of W. L. Parvin and H. A. Green, for compensation for services and for money advanced iu raising troops for the United States Army in California ; to the Committee on War-Claims.
By Mr. Eden: The petition of Aaron Miley, postmaster at Sullivan, Illinois, to be credited with the amount stolen from him May 29, 1871; to the Committee of Claims.