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Mr. Freeman H. Morse

Thomas A. R. Nelson
Abraham B. Olin
John J. Perry
John U. Pettit
Albert G. Porter
John F. Potter
Emory B. Pottle
Alexander H. Rice
Christopher Robinson
Homer E. Royce
John Schwartz

Mr. George W. Scranton

Charles B. Sedgwick
Jobin Sherman
Daniel E. Somes
Elbridge G. Spaulding
Francis E. Spinner
Benjamin Stanton
Thaddeus Stevens
William B. Stokes
John L. N. Stratton
Mason W. Tappan
Eli Thayer

Mr. Thomas C. Theaker

Cydnor B. Tompkins
Carey A. Trimble
William Vandever
John P. Verree
E. P. Walton
Cadwalader C. Washburn
Edwin H. Webster
Alfred Wells
William Windom
John Woodruff.

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. Thomas L. Anderson Mr. Thomas B. Florence
William Barksdale

Lucius J. Gartrell
Thomas J. Barr

Thomas Hardeman, jr.
Thomas S. Bocock

John T. Harris
Milledge L. Bonham

William S. Holman
John E. Bouligny

George S. Houston
William W. Boyce

William Howard
Reese B. Brabson

George W. Hughes
Lawrence O'B. Branch James Jackson
Francis M. Bristow

Albert G. Jenkins
John C. Burch

John J. Jones
Henry C. Burnett

Charles H Larrabeo
John Carey

James M, Leach
Luther C. Carter

Shelton F. Leake
John B. Clark

John A. Logan
Williamson R. W. Cobb Peter E. Love
John Cochrane

Robert Mallory
George B. Cooper

Charles D. Martin
James Craig

Horace Maynard
Burton Craige

John A. McCle nand
Martin J. Crawford

John McQueen
Jabez L. M. Curry

John J. McRae
Thomas G. Davidson

W. Porcher Miles
Daniel C. De Jarnette John S. Millson
W. McKee Dunn

Laban T. Moore
Henry A. Edmundson Sydenham Moore

Mr. Edward Joy Morris

Isaac N. Morris
William E. Niblack
John W. Noell
George H. Pendleton
John S. Phelps
Roger A. Pryor
James L. Pugh
James M. Quarles
John H. Reagan
Jetur R. Riggs
James C. Robinson
Thomas Ruffin
Albert Rust
Charles L. Scott
Daniel E. Sickles
William E. Simms
Otho R. Singleton
William N. H. Smith
James A. Stallworth
James H. Thomas
Zebulon B. Vance
James Wilson
Warren Winslow
Samuel H. Woodson.

So the motion of Mr. Sherman was agreed to.
And it was

Ordered, That the letters of the Clerk, Doorkeeper, and Postmaster of the House, in answer to the resolution of the House of the 16th of February last, and the subject of the compensation of the employés of the House generally, be referred to the Committee on Accounts, with leave to report at any time.

Mr. Tappan moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Ordered, That the said letter of the Doorkeeper be printed.
Mr. Winslow submitted the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That when this House adjourns on Friday next, it adjourn to meet on Tuesday, the 1st of May next, and that a message be sent to the Senate asking the consent of the Senate thereto.

Pending which,

Mr. William Kellogg moved to amend the same by striking out the " Istand inserting "21st," so as to read “the 21st of May next,'' &c.

Pending which,
Mr. Winslow moved the previous question.
Pending which,
Mr. Hutchins moved that the whole subject be laid on the table.
And the question being put,

Yeas ................... 115 It was decided in the affirmative, 3 ative, 7 Nays ........

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

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. Charles F. Adams Mr. Stephen C. Foster Mr. Laban T. Moore
Grten Adams
Augustus Frank

Sydenham Moore
Cyrus Aldrich
Lucius J. Gartrell

Justin S. Morrill
William Allen
Daniel W. Gooch

Edward Joy Morris
John B Alley
John A. Gurley

Isaac N. Morris
William C. Anderson Thomas Hardeman, jr. Freeman H. Morse
James M. Ashley
J. Morrison Harris

Abraham B. Olin
Thomas J. Barr
John T. Harris

George W. Palmer
Charles L. Beale
Robert Hatton

George H. Pendleton
John A. Bioghain
William Helmick

John J. Perry
Samuel S. Blair
Charles B. Hoard

John U. Pettit
Thomas S. Bocock
William S. Holman

Albert G. Porter
John E. Bouligny
George S. Houston

Emory B. Pottle
William W. Boyce
William Howard

Roger A. Pryor
Reese B. Brabson
James Humphrey

James M. Quarles
William D. Brayton
John Hutchins

Alexander H. Rice
George Briggs
William Irvine

Christopher Robinson
Francis M. Bristow
Benjamin F. Junkin

Homer E. Royce
James Buffinton
Lawrence M. Keitt

John Schwartz
Anson Burlingame
Francis W. Kellogg

George W. Scranton
Alfred A Burnham
William S. Kenyon

Charles B. Sedgwick
James H. Campbell
David Kilgore

John Sherman
Williamson R. W. Cobb Jacob M. Kunkel

Otho R. Singleton
Schuyler Colfax
De Witt C. Leach

Daniel E. Somes
Roscoe Conkling
Shelton F. Leake

Elbridge G. Spaulding
John Covode
M. Lindley Lee

Francis E. Spinner
Martin J. Crawford
Dwight Loomis

Thaddeus Stevens
Jabez L. M. Curry
Peter E. Love

William B. Stokes
Samuel R. Curtis
Owen Lovejoy

Mason W. Tappan
H. Winter Davis
Robert Mallory

Cydnor B. Tompkins
Henry L. Dawes
Gilman Marston

Carey A. Trimble
Daniel C. De Jarnette Charles D. Martin

Zebulon B. Vance
Charles Delano
James B. McKean

William Vandever
R. Holland Duell
Robert McKnight

John P. Verree
W. McKee Dunn
Edward McPherson

E. P. Walton
Thomas M. Edwards
W. Porcher Miles

Israel Washburn, jr.
Thomas D. Eliot
John S. Millson

Alfred Wells
Alfred Ely
William Millward

William Windom.
Emerson Etheridge

Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. Garnett B. Adrain Mr. Thomas Corwin

Mr. James Jackson
Thomas L. Andseron
James Craig

Albert G. Jenkins
John D. Ashmore
Burton Craige

John J. Jones
Elijah Babbitt
Thomas G. Davidson

William Kellogg
William Barksdale

Henry A. Edmundson Charles H. Larrabee
Harrison G. Blake
John F. Farnsworth

James M. Leach
Milledge L Bonham
Reuben E. Fenton

William B. Maclay
Lawrence O'B. Branch Thomas B. Florence

Horace Maynard
Henry C. Burnett
Ezra B. French

John A. McClernand
John Carey
John A. Gilmer

John McQueen
Luther C. Carter
James T. Hale

John J. McRae
Charles Case
Andrew J. Hamilton

William Montgomery
John B. Clark
John Hickman

James K. Moorhead
John Cochrane
Joshua Hill

Thomas A. R. Nelson
George B. Cooper
George W. Hughes

William E. Niblack

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Mr. John W. Noell

Mr. Daniel E. Sickles Mr, Thomas C. Theaker
John S. Phelps
William E. Simms

James H. Thomas
John F. Potter
William N. H. Smith

Clement L. Vallandigham
James L. Pugh
James A. Stallworth

Henry Waldron
John H. Reagan
Benjamin Stanton

Cadwalader C. Wasi.cuin
Jetur R. Rigys
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Edwin H Webster
Thomas Ruffin
John L. N. Stratton

James Wilson
Albert Rust
Miles Taylor

Warren Winslow
Charles L. Scott
Eli Thayer

Samuel H. Woodson.
So the whole subject was laid on the table.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Hickey, their Chief Clerk:

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a resolution and bill of the following titles, viz :

S. Res. 28. A resolution for the relief of A. M. Fridley, late agent for the Winnebago Indians; and

S. 118. An act for the relief of David Myerle; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.

I am also directed to notify the House of the order of the Senate to print a certain document.

Mr. Eliot, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Commerce, reported a bill (H. R. 657) to prohibit the Chinese - coolie trade'' by American citizens in American vessels, accompanied by a report in writing thereon; which bill was read a first and second time, recommitted to the Committee on Commerce, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Eliot moved that 5,000 copies extra of the said bill and report be printed; which motion was referred to the Committee on Printing.

On motion of Mr. Tompkins, by unanimous consent, the Committee of the Whole House was discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 368) to provide payment for depredations committed by the whites upon the Shawnee Indians in Kansas Territory, and the House proceeded to its consideration.

Pending the question on its engrossment,

Mr. Tompkins moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.

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

Mr. Tompkins moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Farnsworth moved that the rules be suspended, so as to discharge the Committee of the Whole House from the further consid. eration of the bill of the Senate (S. 221) for the relief of A. T. Spencer and Gurdon S. Hubbard, and to enable the House to consider the same; which motion was disagreed to-two-thirds not voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Bouligny, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, that the Secretary of War be requested to report to this House the entire action of his department in reference to an appropriation made by the first section of an act entitled "An act to remove obstructions to navigation in the mouth of the Mississippi river, at the Southwest Pass and Pass à l'Outre," passed February 8, 1856, and particularly the terms and conditions of any contract or contracts made for deepening the channel of the Mississippi river, and when and with whom made, and whether the said contract or contracts have been fulfilled, and the said channel deepened and kept open; and that the said Secretary of War be further requested to report to this House by what anthority he, on the 4th of January, 1858, modified the contract or contracts entered into for deepening the channel of the Mississippi river, by diminishing the depth required to be obtained by the terms of said contract or contracts, and by extending the time stipulated for the performance of the work contracted for; and also, if the whole or any part of the appropriation made by the said act has been paid out of the treasury under the said contract or contracts; and if so, then to report specifically the payment or pay. ments made; and if more than one payment has been made, to report the amount of each payment, the time when it was made, to whom paid, and upon whose order; and that the said Secretary of War be further requested to transmit to this House copies of any receipt or receipts given for the said payment or payments, and of any paper showing on whose application, or at whose instance, the said payment or payments were made.

Mr. Woodson moved that the rules be suspended, so as to enable him to move that the Committee of the Whole House be discharged from the consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 432) for the relief of Kerr, Brierly & Company, and to enable the House to consider the same; which motion was disagreed to-two-thirds not voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Corwin, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, to whom was referred the resolution of the Senate (S. Res. 23) in regard to the minister from Japan, reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said resolution be read a third time.
It was accordingly read the third time and passed.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Colfax, the rules having been suspended for that purpose, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported a bill (H. R. 661) to furnish additional mail facilities; which was read a first and second time.

When (the rules having been suspended for that purpose) the House proceeded to its consideration.

Pending the question on its engrossment,

Mr. Crawford mored to amend the same by adding at the end thereof the following:

And that the sum of $400,000 is hereby appropriated, to be applied on such of the new routes established by the act entitled 'An act to establish post-routes,' approved June 11, 1858, as the Postmaster General may diem advisable."

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Pending which,

Mr. Colfax moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the said amendment was agreed to, and the bill ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.

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

Mr. Colfax moved that the vote by which the said bill was passed be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

The Speaker having announced as the regular order of business the report of the Committee on the Judiciary upon the message of the President of the United States of the 28th ultimo

Mr. Hickman moved that its consideration be further postponed until Tuesday, the 1st of May next.

Pending which,

Mr. Hickman moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the motion to postpone was agreed to.

Mr. Hickman moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, aud also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Singleton, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 658) to amend an act entitled “An act granting public lands in alternate sections to the State of Mississippi to aid in the construction of railroads in said State, and for other purposes," approved August 11, 1856; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Sherman, by unanimous consent, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported a joint resolution (H. Res. 36) making an appropriation for the payment of expenses of investigating committees of the House of Representatives; which was read a first and second time.

Ordered, That the said resolution be engrossed and read a third time.

Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time.
The question was then put, Shall the resolution pass?
And it was decided in the affirmative, 1 Navs...............
And it was decided in the motion Yeas............... 99

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

Mr. Green Adams

Garnett B. Adrain
Cyrus Aldrich
John B. Alley
William C. Anderson
Jan es M. Ashley
Charles L. Beale
John A. Bingham,
Samuel S. Blair
Harrison G Blake
John E. Bouligny

Mr. William D. Brayton

George Briggs
Francis M. Bristow
James Buffinton
Alfred A. Burnham
Martin Butterfield
James H Campbell
Charles Case
Schuyler Colfax
Rorcoe Conkling
Thomas Corwin

Mr. John Covode

Samuel R. Curtis
H. Winter Davis
Charles Delano
R. Holland Duell
W. McKee Dunn
Thomas M. Edwards
Thomas D. Eliot
Alfred Ely
Emerson Etheridge
John F. Farnsworth

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