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Mr. Stanton, in further rendering his excuse, was called to order for exceeding his privilege in debate on the question.

The Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Colfax) sustained the said point of order.

From this decision of the Chair Mr. James A. Stewart appealed.
Pending which,

On motion of Mr. Bingham,
Ordered, That the appeal be laid on the table.
And then,

On motion of Mr. Hickman,
Ordered, That Mr. Stanton be discharged on the payment of fees.

Mr. James M. Leach, Mr. Love, and Mr. Vance were severally arraigned, and discharged on the payment of fees.

Mr. John Cochrane having been arraigned, while proceeding to render his excuse was called to order for not confining himself to the question of his excuse.

The Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Colfax) sustained the said point of order.

From this decision of the Chair Mr. Vance appealed.
Pending which,

On motion of Mr. Hickman,
Ordered, That the appeal be laid on the table.

Mr. Train moved that Mr. John Cochrane be discharged on the payment of fees.

Pending the debate thereon,

Mr. Bingham was called to order for exceeding the proper range of debate.

The Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Colfax) overruled the said point of order.

From this decision of the Chair Mr. Vance appealed.

And the question being put, Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the judgment of the House ?

It was decided in the affirmative.
So the decision of the Chair was sustained.
The question then recurred on the motion of Mr. Train;
And being put, it was decided in the affirmative.
So Mr. John Cochrane was discharged on the payment of fees.

Mr. Theaker was then arraigned, and excused on the payment of fees.

The Sergeant-at-arms again appeared at the bar, having in custody Mr. Webster, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Pryor, Mr. Kilgore, Mr. Duell, Mr. Covode, Mr. English, and Mr. Holman.

The Sergeant-at-arms reported, further, that he had called at the residences of a number of other members, some of whom did not answer to his call, and others refused to obey it.

When
Mr. Hickman submitted the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-arms, or such persons as he may depute for the purpose, be directed to bring before the House ail those members who are embraced in his warrant, and to use all necessary means to do so.

Pending which,

Mr. Hickman moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered to be put.

Mr. John Cochrane having proposed to submit a question of order,

The Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Colfax) decided that, inasmuch as Mr. Cochrane had not paid the fees, on payment of which it had been ordered that he be discharged from custody, it was not competent for him to submit a question of order.

From this decision of the Chair Mr. Florence appealed.

And the question being put, Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the judgment of the House ?

It was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. John Cochrane then raised the question of order, that the resolution (Mr. Hickman's) as read at the Clerk's desk was not the identical resolution offered by him.

The Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Colfax) overruled the question of order.

From this decision of the Chair Mr. John Cochrane appealed.
Pending which,

On motion of Mr. Spinner,
Ordered, That the appeal be laid on the table.
The question then recurred on the resolution of Mr. Hickman.
Pending which,

By unanimous consent, Mr. Pryor, Mr. Webster, Mr. Kilgore, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. English, Mr. Holman, and Mr. Covode were severally arraigned and discharged on the payment of fees.

Mr. Duell was then arraigned and discharged unconditionally.

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Covode for the remainder of the day.

The question then recurred on the resolution of Mr. Hickman;
And being put, it was decided in the affirmative.
So the said resolution was agreed to.
Mr. Pryor moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered.
Pending which,

On motion of Mr. Hickman,
Ordered, That the motion to reconsider be laid on the table.

Mr. Hickman submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and, under the operation of the previous question, agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That the Doorkeeper be called before the bar of the House to answer for the escape of Mr. Stanton, of Ohio, from the floor of the House after he was brought before the House under its warrant.

Thereupon

The Doorkeeper appeared at the bar of the House, and the question having been submitted to the House, “Will the House receive a verbal answer?' and decided in the affirmative, he stated that Mr. Stanton had passed out at one of the side doors, which was in charge of one of the messengers, in company with certain members who had temporary leave of absence, and that he had censured the messenger for permitting Mr. Stanton to pass out without leave."

Leave of absence for the remainder of the day was then granted to Mr. Curtis.

Mr. Briggs moved, at 5 o'clock and 13 minutes a. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

Mr. English moved that all further proceedings in the call be dispensed with.

Pending which,

Mr. English moved, at 5 o'clock and 40 minutes a. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

The question then recurring on the former motion of Mr. English, Mr. English withdrew the same.

Mr. Underwood moved that he be allowed leave of absence until 11 o'clock a. m.; which motion was disagreed to.

Mr. Kilgore moved that he be allowed leave of absence until 4 o'clock p. m.; which motion was disagreed to.

Mr. Gartrell and Mr. Carey were then severally allowed leave of absence for twenty minutes.

Mr. James A. Stewart proceeding to debate,

Mr. Millward made the point of order that debate was not in order at this time, without unanimous consent.

The Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Colfax) sustained the point of order.
From this decision of the Chair Mr. James A. Stewart appealed.
Pending which,

On motion of Mr. Thomas,
Ordered, That the appeal be laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Hughes, (the Speaker having resumed the chair,) Resolved, That the thanks of the House be presented to the Hon. Schuyler Colfax, Speaker pro tempore, for the able, courteous, dignified, and impartial manner in which he has discharged the duties of the chair during the present arduous sitting.

The Sergeant-at-arms again appeared at the bar, having in custody Messrs. Waldron, Brabson, and Stout.

The said members having been arraigned, Mr. Waldron and Mr. Stout were severally discharged on payment of fees, and Mr. Brabson was discharged unconditionally.

Mr. Maynard moved, at 7 o'clock and 6 minutes a. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. French for one hour.

Mr. English moved, at 7 o'clock and 11 minutes a. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

Leave of absence for the remainder of the day was granted to Mr. Crawford.

Mr. James A. Stewart moved that he be allowed leave of absence; which motion was disagreed to.

The Sergeant-at-arms again appeared at the bar, having in custody Messrs. Avery, Burch, Wright, Hatton, James Craig, Woodson, Ferry, De Witt C. Leach, Montgomery, Sherman, Irvine, Perry, Potter, and Hale.

Messrs. Avery, Wright, Burch, and Hatton were then severally arraigned and discharged on the payment of fees.

Mr. Burch moved, at 7 o'clock and 58 minutes a. m., that the House adjourn. And the question being put,

Yeas ..

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53 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

It was decided in the negative, {Nags:

Mr. William Allen

William T. Avery
John C. Burch
Burton Craige
William H. English
Thomas B. Florence
John A. Gilmer
Andrew J. Hamilton
Thomas Hardeman, jr.
Robert Hatton

Mr. Joshua Hill

William S. Holman
William Howard
George W. Hughes
David Kilgore
John M. Landrum
John A. Logan
Charles D. Martin
Horace Maynard
George H. Pendleton

Mr. William N. H. Smith

James A. Stallworth
James A. Stewart
Lansing Stout
James H. Thomas
John W. H. Underwood
Clement L. Vallandigham
Henry Waldron
James Wilson
John V. Wright.

Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. Charles F. Adams Mr. Daniel W. Gooch Mr. Roger A. Pryor
Cyrus Aldrich
John T. Harris

James L. Pugh
William C. Anderson William Helmick

Alexander H. Rice
James M Ashley
John Hickman

Christopher Robinson John A. Bingham

Thomas C. Hindman Elbridge G. Spaulding Harrison G. Blake

Benjamin F. Junkin Francis E. Spinner
John E. Bouligny
Francis W. Kellogg

William B. Stokes
Reese B. Brabson
William S. Kenyon

John L. N. Stratton
George Briggs

Henry C. Longnecker Thomas C. Theaker
James Buffinton
Peter E. Love

Cydnor B. Tompkins
Anson Burlingame
Owen Lovejoy

Zebulon B. Vance
John Carey
James B. McKean

Charles H. Van Wyck
Charles Case
William Millward

John P. Verree
John Cochrane
James K. Moorhead

Edwin H. Webster
Schuyler Colfax

Thomas A. R. Nelson Alfred Wells
R. Holland Duell
John T. Nixon

William Windom
Alfred Ely
Albert G. Porter

John Wood.
Lucius J. Gartrell

Emory B. Pottle So the House refused to adjourn.

Mr. Burch moved that all further proceedings in the call be dispensed with; which motion was disagreed to.

Mr. James Craig, Mr. Ferry, Mr. Woodson, Mr. Sherman, Mr. De Witt C. Leach, and Mr. Irvine were then severally arraigned and discharged on the payment of fees.

Mr. Underwood moved that all further proceedings in the call be dispensed with; which notion was disagreed to.

Mr. Montgomery having been arraigned,

Mr. Bouligny moved that he be discharged on the payment of fees and a fine of ten dollars. And the question being put,

Yeas . .

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

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. Cyrus Aldrich

Mr. Anson Burlingame Mr. Owen Lovejoy
James M. Ashley
John Carey

James K. Moorhead
John E. Bouligny
R. Holland Duell

Emory B. Pottle

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So the said motion was disagreed to. Mr. Montgomery was then discharged on the payment of fees. The Sergeant-at-arms again appeared at the bar, having in custody Messrs. Bonham, Dunn, John G. Davis, James C. Robinson, Pettit, Noell, Dimmick, Graham, and Fenton.

Mr. Perry, Mr. Potter, Mr. Hale, Mr. Bonham, Mr. Dunn, and Mr. John G. Davis were then severally arraigned and discharged on pay. ment of fees.

Mr. Pettit having been arraigned, while rendering his excuse was called to order for irrelevant remarks.

The Speaker decided that Mr. Pettit was in order.
From this decision of the Chair Mr. Longnecker appealed.
Pending which,

Mr. Underwood moved that further proceedings in the call be dispensed with; which motion was disagreed to.

The question then recurring on the appeal,

Mr. Kilgore moved that it be laid on the table; which motion was disagreed to.

The question again recurred on the appeal;
And being put,
The decision of the Chair was sustained.
Ma. Pettit was then discharged on the payment of fees.

Mr. Noell and Mr. Dimmick were severally arraigned and discharged unconditionally.

And then,

On motion of Mr. John Cochrane, all further proceedings in the call were dispensed with.

Mr. Colfax moved that the House resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Pending which,

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