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Mr. Hickman made the point of order that the report of the Committee on the Judiciary on the protest of the President of the United States, having been postponed until this day, takes precedence of the said bill of the House No. 114.

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

On motion of Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne,
Ordered, That the appeal be laid on the table.

MONDAY, May 21, 1860.–Pages 880, 881.

Mr. Montgomery submitted the following resolutions, viz:

Resolved, (the Senate concurring:) That the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives declare their respective Houses adjourned sine die on Monday, the 11th June next, at 12 o'clock m.

Pending which,
Mr. Elihu B. Washburne moved the previous question.
Pending which,
Mr. Colfax moved that the said resolution be laid upon the table.
Pending which,

Mr. Maynard made the point of order that the resolution must lie over under the rule, a member having, as he alleged, signified his objection thereto before the demand for the previous question was made.

The Speaker overruled the said point of order.
From which decision of the Chair Mr. Maynard appealed.
Pending which,
On motion of Mr. Elihu B. Washburne,
Ordered, That the appeal be laid upon the table.

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 1860.–Page 915.

The House accordingly 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. Etheridge reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the bill of the House (H. R. 501) making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending the 30th of June, 1861, had directed him to report the same with sundry amendments.

The Speaker having stated the question to be on agreeing to the said amendmente,

Mr. Sherman submitted an additional amendment, viz: Strike out the appropriation for the United States Capitol extension.

Pending which,
Mr. Sherman moved the previous question.
Pending which,
Mr. Florence made the point of order that, by reason of the haste

and precipitancy of the chairman of the Committee of the Whole, he was denied his rights as a member, and that the said bill was improperly reported.

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

From this decision of the Chair Mr. Florence appealed.
Pending which,
On motion of Mr. Ruffin,
Ordered, That the appeal be laid upon the table.

FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1860.- Pages 976, 977.

A resolution to censure a member for disorderly words spoken in debate having been submitted by Mr. Sherman,

After debate,
A motion to lay the same on the table was disagreed to.

A motion was then made to amend the said resolution, by including another member in the same.

After debate,

Mr. Crawford made the point of order that the propositions to censure the said members fell by reason of other business having inter. vened.

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

On motion of Mr. Israel Washburn, jr.,
Ordered, That the said appeal be laid on the table.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1860.–Pages 986, 987.

Sundry bills having been reported from the Committee of the Whole

Mr. Maynard, by unanimous consent, moved the previous question upon all of the said bills; which was seconded and the main question ordered to be put.

Under the operation thereof the amendments reported to the bills of the House numbered 100 and 558 were severally agreed to, and the said bills, together with the bills of the House numbered 556, 337, 576, 555, and 372, were severally ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

Being engrossed, they were accordingly read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate therein.

The bill of the House No. 127, just reported with an amendment, having been taken up, and the Speaker having stated the question to be on agreeing to the said amendment.

Mr. Leake proposed to debate the same.

The Speaker (Mr. Phelps in the chair) decided that no debate was in order, inasmuch as the House, by unanimous consent, had ordered the main question to be put on all the bills reported from the Committee of the Whole.

From this decision of the Chair Mr. Leake appealed, on the ground that it was not competent for the House, even by unanimous consent, to order the main question upon any other than the bill then before the House.

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.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 1860.–Pages 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026.

Pending a call of the House,

Mr. Gooch having proposed to move, at 1 o'clock and 49 minutes a. m., that the House take a recess until 9 o'clock a. m.,

The Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Colfax) decided the said motion to be out of order.

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

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

The Seargeant-at-arms appeared at the bar, having in his custody Mr. William Howard.

Mr. Howard having been arraigned, and, in response to the inquiry of the Speaker as to his excuse for absenting himself without the leave of the House, having proceeded to question the authority under which he was arrested and arraigned

Mr. William A. Howard raised the point of order that it was only in order at this time for the member to submit an excuse for his absence; which point of order was sustained by the Chair, (Mr. Colfax.)

From this decision of the Chair Mr. Train 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.

Mr. Stanton was then arraigned, and while occupying the floor to render his excuse was called to order for not confining himself to the question of his excuse.

The Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Colfax) overruled the point of order.
From this decision of the Chair Mr. Hickman appealed.
Pending which,

On motion of Mr. James A. Stewart,
Ordered, That the appeal be laid on the table.

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

The Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Colfax) decided ihat, 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 competeut 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.
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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 1860.–Page 1039. Mr. Hickman having called up the report of the Committee on the Judiciary upon the message of the President of the United States of the 28th of March last, protesting against certain proceedings of the House of Representatives,

Mr. Crawford made the point of order, that inasmuch as the said report had been made the special order for yesterday and to-day, "after the expiration of the morning hour,” it was not in order at this time (the "morning hour” not having yet commenced) to consider the same.

The Speaker overruled the said point of order on the ground that the committee had authority to report at any time, which, under the precedents, carries with it the right to consider at any time the report when made.

From this decision of the Chair Mr. Crawford 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.

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