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the former without, and the latter with amendments; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.

On motion of Mr. Eliot, by unanimous consent, the said bill of the House No. 350, with the amendments of the Senate thereto, was taken up, and the said amendments concurred in. Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

On motion of Mr. Sherman, Resolved, That the amendments of the Senate to the bill of the House No. 501 be made the special order, and that all debate in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union on the said amendments shall cease in five minutes after the committee shall proceed to its consideration; and the committee shall then proceed to vote on such amendments as may be pending or offered to the same, and shall then report them to the House, with such amendments as may have been agreed to by the committee.

On motion of Mr. Sherman, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Branch reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the amendments to the Senate to the bill of the House (H. R. 501) making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending June 30, 1861, had come to no resolution thereon.

Mr. Davidson, from the Committee on Enrolled bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled bills of the following titles, viz:

S. 285. An act for the relief of John Brannan;
S. 176. An act for the relief of R. W. Clarke;
S. 43. An act for the relief of Solomon Wadsworth; and

S. 450. An act to change the location of the custom-house for the district of Brazos de Santiago from Point Isabel to Brownsville, in the State of Texas.

When
The Speaker signed the same.

On motion of Mr. Sherman, Ordered, That all further debate in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union on the 3d amendment of the Senate to the bill of the House No. 501 shall cease in one minute after the consideration of the same is resumed.

On motion of Mr. Sherman, the House again resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Branch reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the amendments of the Senate to the bill of the House No. 501, had come to no resolution thereon.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Patton, one of their clerks:

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

H. R. 235. An act for the relief of congressional township No. 2 north, of range No. 9 west of the 4th principal meridian, in Adams county, State of Illinois; and

H. R. 703. An act making appropriation for the payment of the expenses of the legislative assembly of the Territory of Minnesota; the former without, and the latter with amendments; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.

The President of the United States has notified the Senate that he did this day approve and sign bills and resolutions of the following titles, viz:

S. 287. An act to incorporate the National Gallery and School of Arts in the District of Columbia;

S. 14. An act for the relief of Francis Dainese;

S. Res. 5. A resolution for supplying the Choctaw, Cherokee, and Chickasaw nations with such copies of the laws, journals, and public printed documents as are furnished to the States and Territories;

S. Res. 34. A resolution in relation to the works of the exploring expedition;

S. Res. 35. A resolution providing for the observation of the eclipse of the sun which will occur on the 18th day of July next; and

S. Res. 43. A resolution to correct a clerical error in the act ap. proved May 4, 1860, "for the relief of Stewart McGowan."

On motion of Mr. Windom, by unanimous consent, the said bill of the House (H. R. 703) making appropriation for the payment of the expenses of the legislative assembly of the Territory of Minnesota, with the amendments of the Senate thereto, was taken up. and the said amendments concurred in.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Irvine, by unanimous consent, from the select committee ap. pointed under the resolution of the House of the 26th of March last, in regard to the public stores in the city of New York, made a report, accompanied by the following resolutions, viz:

Resolved, That the manifest abuses heretofore obtaining in the employment of laborers in the public store in Broad street, New York, fully justified the Secretary of the Treasury in making a change; and in making such change the Secretary acted by authority of law.

Resolved, That, in the execution of the contract with Messrs. Mather, Bixley, McIntyre & Craig, the said contractors have performed the service to the entire satisfaction of the mercantile community having business with the public stores.

Resolved, That, in the giving out of this contract by the Secretary, there is no evidence of favoritism or fraud.

Mr. Barr, by unanimous consent, submitted the views of a minority of the said committee.

When

Mr. Irvine moved that the said report and views be printed, and that their further consideration be postponed until the 2d Tuesday in December next.

Pending which,
Mr. Sickles moved to amend the said motion by striking out the

said amend that the Clerk acconsent, from

words "the second Tuesday in December next," and inserting in lieu thereof the words - Monday next, at 10 o'clock a. m."

Pending which,

Mr. Irvine moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the said amendment was disagreed to.

Under the further operation of the previous question the motion of Mr. Irvine was agreed to.

Mr. Barr moved that 5,000 copies extra of the said reports be printed; which motion was referred to the Committee on Printing.

Mr. Quarles moved, at 7 o'clock and 50 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

On notion of Mr. H. Winter Davis, the House again resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Branch reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the amendments of the Senate to the bill of the House No. 501, had come to no resolution thereon.

On motion of Mr. H. Winter Davis, Ordered, That all further debate on the 10th amendment of the Senate to the said bill of the House No. 501 shall terminate in five minutes after its consideration is resumed in Committee of the Whole.

On motion of Mr. H. Winter Davis, the House again resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Branch reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the amendments of the Senate to the bill of the House No. 501, had come to no resolution thereon.

On motion of Mr. Crawford, Ordered, That all further debate on the 24th amendment of the Senate to the said bill of the House No. 501 shall terminate in one minute after its consideration is resumed in the Committee of the Whole.

On motion of Mr. Crawford, the House again resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Branch reported that the Committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the amendments of the Senate to the bill of the House No. 501, had come to no resolution thereon.

Mr. H. Winter Davis moved that all further debate on the 38th amendment of the Senate to the said bill of the House No. 501 shall terminate in ten minutes after its consideration is resumed in Committee of the Whole.

Pending which,

Mr. Phelps moved to amend the same by striking out the words "ter minutes," and inserting in lieu thereof the words twenty minutes."

Pending which,

Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne moved to amend the said amendment by striking out the word “twenty," and inserting in lieu thereof the word "five;'' which motion was disagreed to.

The question then recurred on the amendment submitted by Mr. Phelps; And being put, it was decided in the negative. The question then recurred on the motion of Mr. H. Winter Davis; And being put, it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Lovejoy moved, at 9 o'clock and 40 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

On motion of Mr. H. Winter Davis, the House again resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Branch reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the amendments of the Senate to the bill of the House (H. R. 501) making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending June 30, 1861, had directed him to report the same, recommending concurrence in some, non-concurrence in others, and concurrence with amendments in others of the said amendments.

The Speaker having stated the question to be on agreeing to the said amendments

Pending which, Mr. Sherman proposed to submit the following amendment to the amendment to the 3d amendment of the Senate, viz: Strike out the words “proposed to be inserted," and insert:

For preserving the unfinished works upon the Treasury extension, $5,000; and to pay for materials already delivered for said extension, $164,736 29."

Mr. Phelps made the point of order that the said amendment to the amendment was out of order, on the ground that it contained an appropriation of money.

The Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Colfax) overruled the point of order, on the ground that that identical amendment had been submitted and discussed in Committee of the Whole, and that therefore the requirements of the rule in regard to appropriations being first discussed in Committee of the Whole had been complied with so far as relates to the proposed amendment.

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

Mr. Barksdale moved that the appeal be laid on the table; which motion was disagreed to.

Mr. Barksdale moved, at 10 o'clock and 25 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

The question then recurring on sustaining the decision of the Chair, tellers were ordered thereon.

Mr. Maynard moved, at 10 o'clock and 30 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

words ment to 7, proposed

The question again recurred on sustaining the decision of the Chair;
And being put, no quorum voted.
Mr. Isaac N. Morris moved that there be a call of the House.
Pending which,

On motion of Mr. Crawford, at 10 o'clock and 31 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 1860.

The following petitions and memorials were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the 24th rule of the House, to wit:

By Mr. Curry: The memorial of Mourning Carter, widow of John Carter, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. Stokes: The petition of N. B. Baird, praying compensation for boarding and lodging one hundred men during the Mexican war; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. S. S. Blair: The petition of George Mowry-heretofore referred February 19, 1858; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary:

By Mr. W. N. H. Smith: The memorial of the president and directors of the Dismal Swamp Company, praying an appropriation for the purpose of effecting an inland water communication between the States of Virginia and North Carolina; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Taylor: The memorial of J. Wilson Smith-heretofore referred February 12, 1853; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Patton, one of their clerks:

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

H. R. 839. An act to amend an act approved the 3d day of March, 1849, entitled “An act to establish a port of entry at Saluria, in the State of Texas, and for other purposes;”.

H. R. 838. An act to change the name of the ship “Rockall” to “ Massachusetts;"

H. R. 529. An act granting a pension to Martha Sanderson, widow of Major Winslow F. Sanderson;

H. R. 421. An act for the relief of Joel M. Smith;

H. R. 99. An act for the relief of Benjamin Sayre; severally without amendment; and

H. R. 521. An act to incorporate the East Washington Library Association; with an amendment; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.

The Senate have receded from their amendments, disagreed to by the House, to the amendment of the House to the bill of the Senate (S. 84) to facilitate communication between the Atlantic and Pacific States by electric telegraph.

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