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The Senate have passed bills of this House of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 220. An act for the relief of Anson Dart; and

H. R. 501. An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending the 30th of June, 1861; the former without and the latter with amendments; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.

The Senate have agreed to the amendment of this House to the bill of the Senate (S. 84) to facilitate communication between the Atlantic and Pacific States by electric telegraph, with amendments; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.

Mr. Davidson, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled a bill of the following title, viz:

H. R. 220. An act for the relief of Anson Dart.
When
The Speaker signed the same.

The Speaker having announced as the regular order of business the report of the Committee on Expenditures in the Navy Department in regard to certain alleged abuses in the Navy Department, the consideration of which was postponed until this day, the pending question being on the resolutions accompanying the said report, the House proceeded to its consideration.

After debate,
Mr. Sherman moved the previous queston; which was seconded.
And the question being put, Shall the main question be now put?

Yeas ...... ........ 101 It was decided in the affirmative,

"Os Nays ................... 71 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. Charles F. Adams

Cyrus Aldrich
John B. Alley
William C. Anderson
James M. Ashley
Elijah Babbitt
Charles L. Beale
John A. Bingham
Samuel S. Blair
Harrison G. Blake
William D. Brayton
Francis M. Bristow
James Buffinton
Anson Burlingame
Martin Butterheld
James H. Campbell
John Carey
Luther c. Carter
Charles Case
Schuyler Colfax
John Covode
Samuel R. Curtis
H. Winter Davis
John G. Davis

Mr. Henry L. Dawes

Charles Delano
R. Holland Duell
W. McKee Dunn
Sidney Edgerton
Thomas M. Edwards
Emerson Etheridge
John F. Farnsworth
Reuben E. Fenton
Orris S. Ferry
Stephen C. Foster
Augustus Frank
Ezra B. French
John A. Gilmer
Daniel W. Gooch
James H. Graham
Galusha A. Grow
John A. Gurley
James T. Hale
Chapin Hall
John B. Haskin
John Hickman
Charles B. Hoard
William A. Howard

Mr. John Hutchins

William Irvine
Benjamin F. Junkin
Francis W. Kellogg
William Kellogg
William S. Kenyon
John W. Killinger
De Witt C. Leach
M. Lindley Lee
Owen Lovejoy
Robert Mallory
Gilman Marston
James B. McKean
Robert McKnight
Edward McPherson
William Millward
Laban T. Moore
James K. Moorhead
Justin S. Morrill
Edward Joy Morris
John T. Nixon
Abraham B. Olin
John J. Perry
John U. Pettit

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So it was ordered that the main question be now put.
The said resolutions were then read, as follows, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Navy has, with the sanction of the President, abused his discretionary power in the selection of a coal agent, and in the purchase of fuel for the government.

Resolved, That the contract made by the Secretary of the Navy, under date of September 23, 1858, with William C. N. Swift, for the delivery of live-oak timber, was made in violation of law, and in a manner unusual, improper, and injurious to the public service.

Resolved, That the distribution, by the Secretary of the Navy, of the patronage in the navy yards among members of Congress was destructive of discipline, corrupting in its influence, and highly injurious to the public service.

Resolved, That the President and Secretary of the Navy, by receiving and considering the party relations of bidders for contracts with the United States, and the effect of awarding contracts upon pending elections, have set an example dangerous to the public safety, and deserving the reproof of this House.

Resolved, That the appointment, by the Secretary of the Navy, of Daniel B. Martin, chief engineer, as a member of the board of engi. neers to report upon proposals for constructing machinery for the United States, the said Martin at that time being pecuniarily interested in some of said proposals, is hereby censured by this House.

When
Mr. Bocock moved that they be laid on the table.
And the question being put,

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Mr. William Allen

William T. Avery
William Barksdale
Thomas J. Barr
Thomas S. Bocock
Milledge L. Bonham
John C. Burch
Henry C. Burnett
David Clopton
Williamson R. W. Cobb
John Cochrane
Samuel S. Cox
James Craig
Burton Craige
Martin J, Crawford
Daniel C. De Jarnette
William H. Dimmick
Henry A. Edmundson
William H. English
Thomas B. Florence
Philip B. Fouke
Muscoe R. H. Garnett

Mr. Lucius J. Gartrell

Andrew J. Hamilton
John T. Harris
Thomas C. Hindman
William S. Holman
George S. Houston
William Howard
George W. Hughes
James Jackson
Albert G. Jenkins
John J. Jones
Lawrence M. Keitt
John M. Landrum
Charles H. Larrabee
Shelton F. Leake
John A. Logan
Peter E. Love
Charles D. Martin
Elbert S Martin
John McQueen
John J. McRae
John S. Millson

Mr. William Montgomery

William E. Niblack
George H. Pendleton
Samuel 0. Peyton
John S. Phelps
John H. Reagan
Thomas Ruffin
Charles L. Scott
Daniel E. Sickles
William E Simms
Otho R. Singleton
William Smith
James A. Stallworth
James A. Stewart
Lansing Stout
Miles Taylor
James H. Thomas
John W. H. Underwood
Clement L. Vallandigham
William G. Whiteley
John V. Wright.

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr Charles F. Adams

Green Adams
Garnett B. Adrain
Cyrus Aldrich
John B. Alley
William C. Anderson
James M. Ashley
Elijah Babbitt
Charles L. Beale
John A. Bingham
Samuel S. Blair
Harrison G. Blake
John E. Bouligny
Reese B. Brabson
William D. Brayton
Francis M. Bristow
James Buffinton
Martin Butterfield
James H. Campbell
John Carey
Luther C. Carter
Charles Case
Horace F. Clark
Schuyler Colfax
John Covode
Samuel R. Curtis
H. Winter Davis
John G. Davis
Henry L. Dawes
Charles Delano

Mr. R. Holland Duell

W. McKee Dunn
Sidney Edgerton
John F. Farnsworth
Reuben E. Fenton
Orris S. Ferry
Stephen C. Foster
Augustus Frank
Ezra B. French
John A. Gilmer
Daniel W. Gooch
James H. Graham
Galusha A. Grow
John A. Gurley
James T. Hale
Chapin Hall
Thomas Hardeman, jr.
J. Morrison Harris
John B. Haskin
Robert Hatton
William Helmick
John Hickman
Joshua Hill
Charles B. Hoard
William A. Howard
James Humphrey
John Hutchins
William Irvine
Benjamin F. Junkin
Francis W. Kellogg

Mr. William Kellogg

William S. Kenyon
John W. Killinger
De Witt C. Leach
James M. Leach
M. Lindley Lee
Henry C. Longnecker
Dwight Loomis
Owen Lovejoy
Robert Mallory
Gilman Marstein
Horace Maynard
Robert McKnight
Edward McPherson
William Millward
Laban T. Moore
James K. Moorhead
Justin S. Morrill
Edward Joy Morris
Isaac N. Morris
Thomas A. R. Nelson
John T. Nixon
Abraham B. Olin
John J. Perry
John U. Pettit
Albert G. Porter
John F. Potter
Emory B Pottle
James M. Quarles
Christopher Robinson

Mr. Homer E. Royce

George W. Scranton
John Sherman
William N. H. Smith
Daniel E. Somes
Elbridge G. Spaulding
Francis E. Spinner
Benjamin Stanton
Thaddeus Stevens
William Stewart

Mr. William B. Stokes

John L. N. Stratton
Mason W. Tappan
Eli Thayer
Cydnor B. Tompkins
Charles R. Train
Carey A. Trimble
Zebulon B. Vance
William Vandever
Charles H. Van Wyck

Mr. John P. Verree

Edward Wade

E. P. Walton
Cadwalader C. Washburn
Ellihu B. Washburne
Edwin H. Webster
Alfred Wells
James Wilson
William Windom
John Woodruff.

So the House refused to lay the resolutions on the table.
A division of the question having been called for,
The first resolution was then read as follows, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Navy has, with the sanction of the President, abused his discretionary power in the selection of a coal agent, and in the purchase of fuel for the government.

And the question being put, Will the House agree thereto?
It was decided in the affirmative.
So the first resolution was agreed to.
The second resolution was then read as follows, viz:

Resolved, That the contract made by the Secretary of the Navy, under date of September 23, 1858, with W. C. N. Swift, for the de. livery of live-oak timber, was made in violation of law, and in a manner unusual, improper, and injurious to the public service. And the question being put, Will the House agree thereto?

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Yeas ................. 119 It was decided in the affirmative,

, Nays................. 60 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are-

Mr. Charles F. Adams

Green Adams
Cyrus Aldrich
Job B. Alley
William C. Anderson
James M Ashley
Elijah Babbitt
Charles L. Beale
Jolin A. Bingham
Samuel S. Blair
Harrison G. Blake
Alexander R. Boteler
Reese B. Brabson
William D. Brayton
Francis M. Bristow
James Buffinton
Anson Burlingame
Martin Butterfield
James H. Campbell
John Carey
Luther C. Carter
Charles Case
Horace F. Clark
Schuyler Colfax
John Covode
Samuel R. Curtis
H. Winter Davis
John G. Davis
Henry L. Dawes
Charles Delano
R. Holland Duell

Mr. W. McKee Dunn

Sidney Edgerton
John F. Farnsworth
Reuben E. Fenton
Orris S. Ferry
Stephen C. Foster
Augustus Frank
Ezra B. French
John A. Gilmer
Daniel W. Gooch
James H. Graham
Galusha A. Grow
John A. Gurley
James T. Hale
Chapin Hall
Thomas Hardeman, jr.
J. Morrison Harris
John B. Haskin
Robert Hatton
William Helmick
John Hickman
Joshua Hill
Charles B. Hoard
William A. Howard
James Humphrey
John Hutchins
William Irvine
Benjamin F. Junkin
Francis W. Kellogg
William Kellogg
William S. Kenyon

Mr. John W. Killinger

De Witt C. Leach
James M. Leach
M. Lindley Lee
Henry C. Longnecker
Dwight Loomis
Owen Lovejoy
Robert Mallory
Gilman Marston
Horace Maynard
James B. McKean
Robert McKnight
Edward McPherson
William Millward
Laban T. Moore
James K. Moorhead
Justin S. Morrill
Edward Joy Morris
Isaac N. Morris
Thomas A. R Nelson
John T. Nixon
Abraham B. Olin
John U. Pettit
Albert G Porter
John F. Potter
Emory B. Pottle
Roger A. Pryor
James M. Quarles
Jetur R. Riggs
Christpher Robinson
John Sherman

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So the second resolution was agreed to.
The third resolution was then read as follows, viz:

Resolved, That the distribution, by the Secretary of the Navy, of the patronage in the navy yards among members of Congress was destructive of discipline, corrupting in its influence, and highly injurious to the public service. And the question being put, Will the House agree thereto?

s Yeas................... 123 It was decided in the affirmative,

| Nays ................... 61 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. Charles F. Adams

Green Adams
Cyrus Aldrich
John B. Alley
William C. Anderson
James M. Ashley
Elijah Babbitt
Charles L. Beale
John A. Bingham
Samuel S. Blair
Harrison G. Blake
Alexander R. Boteler
Reese B. Brabson
William D. Brayton
Francis M. Bristow
James Buffinton
Anson Burlingame
Martin Butterfield
James H. Campbell

Mr. John Carey

Luther C. Carter
Charles Case
Schuyler Colfax
John Covode
Samuel R. Curtis
H. Winter Davis
John G. Davis
Henry L. Dawes
Daniel C. De Jarnette
Charles Delano
R. Holland Duell
W. McKee Dunn
Sidney Edgerton
Thomas D. Eliot
Alfred Ely
John F. Farnsworth
Reuben E. Fenton
Orris S. Ferry

Mr. Stephen C. Foster

Philip B Fouke
Augustus Frank
Ezra B. French
John A. Gilmer
Daniel W. Gooch
James H. Grabam
Galusha A. Grow
John A. Gurley
James T Hale
Chapin Hall
Thomas Hardeman, jr.
J. Morrison Harris
John B. Haskin
Robert Hatton
William Helmick
John Hickman
Joshua Hill
Charles B. Hoard

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