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On motion of Mr. Boyce. Ordered, That when the House adjourns, it adjourn until Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Gartrell, 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. Buffinton reported that the committee having, according to order, lad the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the bill of the House (H. R. 338) to provide for the payment of outstanding treasury notes, to authorize a loan, to regulate and fix the duties on imports, and for other purposes, had come to no resolution thereon.

Mr. Brabson gave notice, under the rule, of his intention to move for leave to introduce a bill granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers.

And then,

On motion of Mr. Dunn, at 4 o'clock and 11 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

MONDAY, APRIL 30, 1860.

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

By Mr. Reynolds: The petition of Isaac Vanderpoel, praying for relief; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Parrott: The memorial of the Emigrant Agricultural and Manufacturing Association of Mantau, praying for certain privileges and immunities; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

By Mr. Carter: The petition of Mary Scott, heir of Linus Scott, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Thaddeus Stevens: The memorial of James Cooper, agent and attorney for the State of Pennsylvania, praying Congress to make provision to recompute and pay the interest due upon the advances made by the said State in support of the war of 1812; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Maynard: Additional evidence in the case of the heirs of Howell Tatum; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

By Mr. Reynolds: The petition of citizens of the State of New York, praying for the printing of the report of Colonel Delafield on the military art for the use of the army and citizen soldiery; which was referred to the Committee on Printing.

By Mr. Colfax: The petition of citizens of the State of Indiana, praying for a mail-route from Ross to Merrillville; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Ely gave notice, under the rule, of his intention to move for leave to introduce a bill to regulate and increase the terms of the circuit and district courts for the northern district of the State of New York, and to amend the act passed July 7, 1838, in relation thereto.

A message in writing was received from the President of the United States, by J. Buchanan, jr., his private secretary; which was handed in at the Speaker's table.

On motion of Mr. Hatton, 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. Buffinton 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. 338) to provide for the payment of outstanding treasury notes, to authorize a loan, to regulate and fix the duties on imports, and for other purposes, had come to no resolution thereon.

And then,

On motion of Mr. Maynard, at 3 o'clock and 6 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

TUESDAY, May 1, 1860. The following petitions were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the 24th rule of the House, to wit:

By Mr. William Kellogg: The petition of citizens of the State of Illinois, praying for the construction of a railroad to the Pacific; which was referred to the select committee on the Pacific railroad.

By Mr. McKnight: The petition of Maria W. Sanders, widow of Brevet Major John Sanders, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Gurley: The petition of Ralph Reeder, praying for compensation for the invention by himself and the use by the United States of a "universal dial and chronometer compass;'' which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Maynard: The petition of Jacob Hatmaker, praying for a pension for services rendered in the war of 1812; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Grow, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That Monday and Tuesday of next week (May 7 and 8) be set apart for the consideration of territorial business, in lieu of the days heretofore set apart for that purpose.

Ordered, further, That leave be granted for printing such bills as relate to the Territories, and proposed amendments thereto.

On motion of Mr. Hickman, Ordered, That the report of the Committee on the Judiciary on the protest of the President of the United States against certain proceedings of the House, heretofore postponed until this day, be further postponed until Thursday, the 10th instant.

Mr. Maynard, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 683) granting pensions to officers and soldiers of the war of 1812, and the Indian wars of and prior to the same period; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

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The Speaker, by unanimous consent, (in the absence of the members of the Committee on Enrolled Bills on the part of the House,) appointed Mr. Blair and Mr. Riggs additional members of the said committee.

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

S. 73. An act for the relief of Mrs. Anne M. Smith, widow of the late Brevet Major General Persifer F. Smith; Mrs. Harriet B. Macomb, widow of Major General Alexander Macomb; and Mrs. Arabella Reily, widow of Brevet Major General Bennett Reily; and

S. 219. An act for the relief of Stewart McGowan.
When
The Speaker signed the same.

On motion of Mr. Houston, 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. Curtis 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. 338) to provide for the payment of outstanding treasury notes, to authorize a loan, to regulate and fix the duties on imports, and for other other purposes, had come to no resolution thereon.

And then,

On motion of Mr. Colfax, at 4 o'clock and 15 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 1860. The following petitions were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the 24th rule of the House, to wit:

By Mr. Delano: The petition of Sarah Whitney and Mary Huggeford, children of William and Huldah Butler, praying for arrears of pension; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. Leake: The petition of the children of Lucy Tate, widow of Captain Edmund Tate, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. ;

By Mr. Thayer: The petition of George Willner, praying for the settlement of his account for work done in the hall of the House of Representatives; which was referred to the Committee on Accounts.

By Mr. Eliot: The petition of Maria Cornell, widow of George Cornell, praying for an invalid pension.

By Mr. William Smith; The petition of Benjamin A. Hicks, praying for a pension for services rendered in the war of 1812.

By Mr. Lee: The petition of Caleb Calkins, asking for the passage of a law granting a pension to John Hoffman for services rendered in the United States navy.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

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By Mr. William Smith: The petition of James Purvis—heretofore referred December 14, 1840; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House the following message heretofore received from the President of the United States, viz: To the House of Representatives :

In compliance with the resolution of the House of Representatives of March 26, 1860, requesting "copies of all official correspondence between the civil and military officers stationed in Utah Territory with the heads or bureaus of their respective departments, or between any of said officers, illustrating or tending to show the condi. tion of affairs in said Territory since the 1st day of October, 1857, and which may not have been heretofore officially published," I transmit reports from the Secretaries of State and War, and the documents by which they were accompanied.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, April 27, 1860.

Ordered, That the said message be laid on the table, and printed.

The Speaker also laid before the House bills reported from the Court of Claims, as follows, viz:

H. R. C. C. 98. A bill for the relief of Richard S. Coxe;

H. R. C. C. 99. A bill for the relief of Alexander M. Jackson, administrator of John Gorman, deceased;

H. R. C. C. 100. A bill for the relief of Nehemiah Garrison, assignee of Moses Perkins; and

H. R. C. C. 101. A bill for the relief of Danford Mott; accompanied by favorable reports of the said court thereon; which bills were severally read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for tomorrow, and the bills and reports ordered to be printed.

The Speaker also, by unanimous consent, laid before the House adverse reports of the Court of Claims, as follows, viz:

No. 250. In the case of Edward Sangster, administrator of Hugh West;

No. 254. In the case of Daniel Nippes; and

No. 255. In the case of John P. Norton; which were severally committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Dunn,
Ordered, That there be a call of the House.

The roll having been called, the following named members failed to answer to their names, viz:

Mr. Garnett B. Adrain, Mr. James M. Ashley, Mr. Elijah Babbitt, Mr. William Barksdale, Mr. Thomas J. Barr, Mr. Charles L. Beale, Mr. Thomas S. Bocock, Mr. John E. Bouligny, Mr. Lawrence O'B. Branch, Mr. William D. Brayton, Mr. George Briggs, Mr. Francis M.

Bristow, Mr. John Y. Brown, Mr. John C. Burch, Mr. Anson Burlin.
game, Mr. Henry C. Burnett, Mr. Silas M. Burroughs, Mr. John
Carey, Mr. Horace F. Clark, Mr. John B. Clark, Mr. Sherrard Clem-
ens, Mr. Clark B. Cochrane, Mr. John Cochrane, Mr. Roscoe Conk.
ling, Mr. George B. Cooper, Mr. Thomas Corwin, Mr. Samuel S. Cox,
Mr. James Craig, Mr. Burton Craige, Mr. Thomas G. Davidson, Mr.
John G. Davis, Mr. Reuben Davis, Mr. Daniel C. De Jarnette, Mr.
William H. Dimmick, Mr. R. Holland Duel, Mr. Sidney Edgerton,
Mr. Thomas M. Edwards, Mr. Alfred Ely, Mr. Reuben E. Fenton,
Mr. Philip B. Fouke, Mr. Ezra B. French, Mr. Muscoe R. H. Gar-
nett, Mr. John A. Gilmer, Mr. Daniel W. Gooch, Mr. James H.
Graham, Mr. James T. Hale, Mr. Chapin Hall, Mr. Thomas Harde-
man, jr., Mr. John T. Harris, Mr. John B. Haskin, Mr. Robert Hat-
ton, Mr. George S. Hawkins, Mr. Joshua Hill, Mr. Thomas C. Hind.
man, Mr. George W. Hughes, Mr. James Humphrey, Mr. James
Jackson, Mr. Lawrence M. Keitt, Mr. William S. Kenyon, Mr. David
Kilgore, Mr. Jacob M. Kunkel, Mr. Lucius Q. C. Lamar, Mr. John
Mr. Landrum, Mr. Charles H. Larrabee, Mr. DeWitt C. Leach, Mr.
John A. Logan, Mr. Henry C. Longnecker, Mr. Owen Lovejoy, Mr.
William B. Maclay, Mr. Elbert S. Martin, Mr. John A. McClernand,
Mr. Edward McPherson, Mr. John McQueen, Mr. John J. McRae,
Mr. W. Porcher Miles, Mr. William Millward, Mr. William Mont-
gomery, Mr. Sydenham Moore, Mr. James K. Moorhead, Mr. Justin
S. Morrill, Mr. Edward Joy Morris, Mr. John W. Noell, Mr. George
W. Palmer, Mr. John J. Perry, Mr. John F. Potter, Mr. Emory B.
Pottle, Mr. Roger. A. Pryor, Mr. Alexander H. Rice, Mr. Thomas
Ruffin, Mr. George W. Scranton, Mr. Daniel E. Sickles, Mr. William
E. Simms. Mr. Daniel E. Somes, Mr. Elbridge G. Spaulding, Mr.
John W. Stevenson, Mr. James A. Stewart, Mr. Lansing Stout, Mr.
Mason W. Tappan, Mr. Thomas C. Theaker, Mr. Carey A. Trimble,
Mr. John W. H. Underwood, Mr. Clement L. Vallandigham, Mr.
Charles H. Van Wyck, Mr. John P. Verree, Mr. Henry Waldron,
Mr. E. P. Walton, Mr. Israel Washburn, jr., Mr. Edwin H. Webster,
Mr. William G. Whiteley, Mr. James Wilson, Mr. John Wood, and
Mr. John V. Wright.

And then,

On motion of Mr. Case, all further proceedings in the call were dispensed with.

Mr. Gartrell presented the memorial of Experience Estabrook, the sitting delegate from the Territory of Nebraska; which was referred to the Committee of Elections, and ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. English, 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. Curtis 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. 338) to provide for the payment of outstanding treasury notes, to authorize a loan, to regulate and fix the duties on imports, and for other purposes, had come to no resolution thereon.

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