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Congress, at the rate of compensation of four dollars a day during the sessions of Congress.

Pending which,
Mr. Morse moved the previous question.
Pending which,

Mr. Winslow made the point of order that inasmuch as this was private bill day the said resolution was out of order.

The Speaker overruled the said point of order, on the ground that the call for bills and resolutions was proceeding, by general consent, without regard to their being private or public bills or resolutions.

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

Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne moved that the appeal be laid on the table. And the question being put,

Yeas.

103 Nays

61 So the appeal was laid on the table.

SAME DAY.-Page 234.

The foregoing appeal having been laid on the table, and the ques. tion having recurred on the demand for the previous question,

Mr. Pettit made the point of order that the said resolution was out of order, on the ground that the rules prohibit a member from offering more than one resolution at a time.

The Speaker overruled the said point of order, on the ground that it was made too late.

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

Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne moved that the appeal be laid on the table. And the question being put,

Yeas.

96

63 So the appeal was laid on the table.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1860.--Pages 331, 332. Mr. Miles submitted, as a question of privilege, the following resolution, viz :

Resolved, That a select committee, consisting of three members, be appointed by the Speaker to inquire into the expediency of removing the benches or seats from the hall and replacing the chairs and desks, and also the length of time and cost which it will require to make such change, and that said committee have leave to report at any time; and that in the meantime the Doorkeeper be directed to enforce the order of the House at the last Congress in regard to said chairs and desks.

After debate,

Mr. Miles moved the previous question.
Pending which,

Mr. Pettit moved that the resolution be laid on the table; which motion was disagreed to.

A division of the question on the said resolution having been called for,

The Speaker decided that it was not divisible under the rule.
From this decision of the Chair Mr. McQueen 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.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1860.

Page 382.

Mr. John Cochrane, having caused to be read an article in the "New York Tribune," reflecting upon his course in relation to the recent visit of the New York seventh regiment to this city, claimed that, inasmuch as the said article charged him with having been chairman of the committee of arrangements, when he was not even a member of the committee, a question of privilege was thereby presented.

The Speaker decided that no question of privilege was involved in the matter, as presented by Mr. Cochrane.

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

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

MONDAY, MARCH 5, 1860.–Page 442.

Mr. Millson having proposed to submit, as a question of privilege, the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the House will proceed to-morrow, at one o'clock p. m., to elect a chaplain, who shall officiate, during the present Congress, alternately with the chaplain already elected by the Senate.

Mr. Houston made the point of order that the said resolution did not present a question of privilege.

The Speaker overruled the said point of order.
From this decision of the Chair Mr. Houston appealed..
Pending which,

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

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 1860.- Page 460.

Mr. Kilgore moved that the election of a chaplain be postponedi until the first Monday in December next.

The Speaker decided that inasmuch as it was agreed, by unanimous consent, before the last vote was announced, that no further changes should be allowed upon said vote, and that, upon its announcement, the House should proceed to take another vote, the said motion was out of order.

From this decision of the Chair Mr. Kilgore 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, and the said motion ruled to be out of order.

MONDAY, MARCH 12, 1860.- Page 500.

Mr. Carter moved that the rules be suspended, so as to enable him to submit a preamble and resolution.

Pending the reading of the same,

Mr. Sickles moved that the rules be suspended, so as to enable him to move that the reading of the same be suspended.

Pending which,

Mr. Millson made the point of order that the reading of the said paper having been objected to, it was competent for the House, by a majority vote, to determine whether or not it should be read.

The Speaker overruled the said point of order; which decision was acquiesced in by the House.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1860.–Page 664.

Mr. Sickles presented, as a question of privilege, an answer in writing to the notice of Amor J. Williamson, contesting his seat as a member of the House from the State of New York, and moved that it be referred to the Committee on Elections.

Mr. Sickles having proposed to submit remarks upon the said motion, and objection being made thereto on the ground that the Speaker had declared the motion agreed to,

The Speaker decided that, inasmuch as the member had stated that he had claimed the right to debate before he had so declared, the said motion was debatable.

From this decision of the Chair Mr. Israel Washburn, jr., appealed.
Pending which,
Mr. Sickles moved that the appeal be laid on the table.
And the question being put,

Yeas..

95 ,

76 So the appeal was laid on the table.

It was decided in the affirmative, {Nays:

MONDAY, APRIL 9, 1860.–Pages 695 and 696.

Mr. Winslow having called up the report submitted on Friday last by Mr. Covode, from the select committee appointed under the resolution of the House of the 5th ultimo, and postponed until this day,

The House proceeded to its consideration.

Messrs. Winslow and Covode having each claimed the floor,

The Speaker decided that Mr. Covode, having reported the measure under consideration, was entitled under the 34th rule to open the debate.

From this decision of the Chair Mr. Winslow appealed.
Pending which,
Mr. Adrain moved that the appeal be laid on the table.
And the question being put,

Yeas...

... 125 , ..

59 So the appeal was laid on the table.

MONDAY, APRIL 18, 1860.–Page 753.

Mr. Bonham having proposed to submit the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That when this House adjourns on Friday next, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, the 30th of April instant, and that a message be sent to the Senate asking its consent thereto,

And objection being made to the reception of the same,

The Speaker pro tem. (Mr. Phelps in the chair) decided, in conformity with former decisions of the Chair, which had been acquiesced in by the House, that the said resolution, being a privileged question, was in order.

From this decision of the Chair Mr. Israel Washburn, jr., appealed.
Pending which,
The House adjourned.

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1860.- Page 759.

The House having proceeded to the consideration of the appeal of Mr. Israel Washburn, jr., from the decision of the Chair as to the admissibility of the resolution proposed to be submitted by Mr. Bonham, and pending when the House adjourned yesterday

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1860.–Page 768.

Mr. William Kellogg, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of Gottleib Scheerer, reported a bill (H. R. 680) for his relief; which was read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its engrossment,

Mr. William Smith inade the point of order that it was not competent at this time to entertain the question of its engrossment.

The Speaker overruled the said point of order.
From this decision of the Chair Mr. William Smith appealed.
Pending which,

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

THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1860.- Pages 817, 818.

Pending the consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 707) to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Idaho,

Mr. Thayer proposed to submit an amendment in the nature of a substitute for the bill.

When

Mr. Grow made the point of order that, inasmuch as the bill provided for the organization of a territorial government, and the amendment simply provided for the establishment of land offices, the amendment was out of order.

The Speaker sustained the said point of order.
From this decision of the Chair Mr. Thayer appealed.
Pending which,

Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne moved that the appeal be laid on the table. And the question being put,

s It was decided in the affirmative,

Yeas.

84 Nays

77 So the appeal was laid on the table.

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1860.–Pages 844, 845.

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

Pending which,

Mr. Sherman moved that the bill of the House (H. R. 503) making further appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal year ending the 30th of June, 1860, be made the special order.

Pending which,

Mr. Campbell called up and claimed that the House should now consider as a question of privilege the report of the Committee of Elections in the Nebraska contested election case.

The Speaker decided that the motions submitted by Mr. Sherman must be first disposed of, the said motions being privileged under the rules, and having been first made.

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

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 1860.- Page 816.

The Speaker having announced as the regular order of business the bill of the House (H. R. 114) further to provide for the safety of passengers on vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam, heretofore made a special order for yesterday, and postponed until this day

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