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And then,

On motion of Mr. Buffinton, at 4 o'clock and 16 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

THURSDAY, MAY 3, 1860.

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

By Mr. Eliot: The petition of William H. Taylor and others, citizens of the State of Massachusetts, that naval spirit rations may be discontinued; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. Tappan: The petition of Moses E. Gould and H. C. Sherburn, praying for indemnification and compensation for carrying the mail on route No. 335, in the State of New Hampshire; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Palmer: The petition of Zelinda Huntley, widow of Andrew Huntley, a soldier of the revolutionary war, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. Foster: The memorial of Salvador Accardi, praying for an increase of pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Palmer: The petition of the heirs of Peter Stanhope, a soldier of the war of 1812, praying for bounty land; which was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House executive communications, as follows, viz:

I. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a statement of the condition of the Chickasaw trust fund; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

II. A letter from the Postmaster General, transmitting copies of letters reiative to the accommodation of the post office in the customhouse at New Orleans; which was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Boteler, by unanimous consent. from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Harriet F. Fisher, administratrix of M. W. Fisher, deceased, and Richard M. Bouton, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 684) for their relief; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Leake, by unanimous consent, submitted the following preamble and resolution; which were read and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, viz: Whereas it appears from the report of the librarian of the House

library communicated to this House on the 28th of March, 1860, that the books and documents in that department are in such a condition as to require some speedy action for their safe bestowal in another part of the Capitol building, and that a plan for the removal of the library from its present location to the old hall was prepared and presented to the former Clerk of this House, Mr. Allen: Therefore

Resolved, That the subject-matter of the report of the librarian be referred to the Clerk of the House, who, in consultation with the Commissioner of Public Buildings, the superintendent and architect of the Capitol extension, and the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds of this House, shall make arrangements for the removal of the House library to the old hall, or to such other part of the building as may seem most suitable therefor.

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

On motion of Mr. Sherman, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That after this day the debate in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union on 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, shall be confined strictly to the said bill.

The question then recurred on the motion of Mr. Sherman.
And being put, it was decided in the affirmative.

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. 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.

And then,
On motion of Mr. Ely, at 4 o'clock p. m., the House adjourned.

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 1860.

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

By Mr. Bingham: The petition of citizens of the State of Ohio, praying for the repeal of the fugitive slave acts of 1793 and 1850.

By Mr. Farnsworth: The memorial of Joseph Schuster, a citizen of Illinois, in reference to the diminution and abolition of slavery.

By Mr. Barr: The petition of citizens of the State of New York, praying for a uniform bankrupt law.

By Mr. Lovejoy: The petition of R. W. Lyman, a citizen of Illinois, praying for the abolition of slavery;

Also, the memorial of the American Missionary Association, praying for the vigorous enforcement of the law against the African slave trade.

Ordered, That the said petitions and memorials be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary..

By Mr. Alley: The petition of citizens of the State of Massachusets, praying for legislation against trawling, which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Bingham: The petition of citizens of the State of Ohio,

praying for additional legislation in prevention of the African slave trade; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

By Mr. DeWitt C. Leach: The petition of citizens of the State of Michigan, praying for pensions to soldiers of the war of 1812; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Bingham: The petition of citizens of the State of Ohio, praying for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia; which was referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

By Mr. Stallworth: Two petitions of John T. Foster and others, praying for a change of mail-route No. 7166, in the State of Alabama.

By Mr. Colfax: The petition of citizens of the so-called Territory of Jefferson, praying for a mail-route from Fort Laramie to Golden City, and that Golden City shall be the terminus of the great central mail-route from the frontier.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Lovejoy: The petition of citizens of the State of Illinois, praying for a general bankrupt law; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Edwards: The petition of the executive committee of the New England Emigrant Aid Company-heretofore referred June 26, 1856; which was referred to the Committee on the Territories.

By Mr. Gurley: The petition of citizens of the State of Ohio, praying for an increase of duty on flax seed; which was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Riggs, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled a bill of the following title, viz:

H. R. 660. An act supplemental to an act entitled “An act providing for the taking of the seventh and subsequent censusses of the United States, and to fix the number of the members of the House of Representatives, and provide for the future apportionment among the several States,'' approved May twenty-third, one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

When
The Speaker signed the same.

The Speaker having announced as the regular order of business the bill of the House (H. R. 240) for the relief of Cassius M. Clay, heretofore reported from a Committee of the Whole House with an amendment, and upon which the main question was ordered to be put

Mr. Houston moved that the bill be laid on the table.
And the question being put,

í Yeas ................... 36 It was decided in the negative, .

Nays................... 100 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

The Speaker har Á. R. 240) for the of the Whole Ho

Mr. Thomas L. Anderson

John D. Ashmore

Mr. William T. Avery

William W. Boyce

Mr. Williamson R. W. Cobb

George B. Cooper

Mr. Burton Craige

Martin J. Crawford
Jabez L.M. Curry
Lucius J. Gartrell
John T. Harris
William S. Holman
George S. Houston
John J. Jones
John M. Landrum
James M. Leach

Mr Peter E. Love

Charles D. Martin
John S. Millson
Sydenham Moore
William E. Niblack
John S. Phelps
Roger A. Pryor
James L. Pugh
James M. Quarles
John H. Reagan

Mr. Jetur R. Riggs

Thomas Rutlin
Albert Rust
William E. Simms
James A. Stallworth
James H. Thomas
Zebulon B. Vance
Warren Winslow
Samuel H. Woodson
John V. Wright.

Those who voted in the negative areMr. Green Adams

Mr. Ezra B. French Garnett B. Adrain

Galusha A. Grow Cyrus Aldrich

John A. Gurley William C. Anderson

J. Morrison Harris James M. Ashley

John B. Haskin Thomas J. Barr

Robert Hatton J. R. Barrett

William Helmick John A. Bingham

John Hickman Samuel S. Blair

Charles B. Hoard Milledge L. Bonham

James Humphrey William D. Brayton

John Hutchins Francis M. Bristow

William Irvine James Buffinton

David Kilgore Anson Burlingame

John W. Killinger Alfred A. Burnham

De Witt C. Leach John Carey

M. Lindley Lee Luther C. Carter

Henry C. Longnecker Charles Case

Dwight Loomis Schuyler Colfax

Owen Lovejoy James Craig

Robert Mallory Samuel R. Curtis

Horace Maynard Henry L. Dawes

James B. McKean Charles Delano

Robert McKnight R. Holland Duell

William Millward Sidney Edgerton

Laban T. Moore Thomas M. Edwards

Edward Joy Morris Thomas D. Eliot

Isaac N. Morris Alfred Ely

Freeman H. Morse Emerson Etheridge

Thomas A. R. Nelson John F. Farnsworth

Abraham B. Olin Orris S. Ferry

George W. Palmer Thomas B. Florence

George H. Pendleton Stephen C. Foster

Samuel O. Peyton Augustus Frank

Mr. Albert G. Porter

John H. Reynolds
Christopher Robinson
Homer E. Royce
John Schwartz
Charles L. Scott
George W. Scranton
John Sherman
Francis E. Spinner
Benjamin Stanton
Thaddeus Stevens
John W. Stevenson
William Stewart
William B. Stokes
John L. N. Stratton
Mason W. Tappan
Eli Thayer
Cydnor B. Tompkins
Carey A. Trimble
William Vandever
John P. Verree
Edward Wade
Henry Waldron
E. P. Walton
Cadwalader C. Washburn
Ellihu B. Washburne
Israel Washburn, jr.
Edwin H. Webster
Alfred Wells
James Wilson
William Windom.
John Wood
John Woodruff.

So the House refused to lay the bill on the table.

Under the operation of the previous question the said amendment was disagreed 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. Hoard 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 proceeded, as the regular order of business, to call the committees for reports

Mr. Delano, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, made adverse reports upon the petitions of the children of John White, of the heirs of Stephen Damon, of the heirs of John Thomas, and of the

heirs of Samuel Crossman; which were severally laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Delano, from the same committee, reported a bill and joint resolution of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 685. A bill for the relief of Mrs. Elizabeth Bliss Wolf, of Troy, New York;

H. Res. 38. Joint resolution authorizing the pensions to which certain officers and soldiers of the revolution were entitled at the time of their death to be paid to their widows or their children; accompanied by reports in writing thereon; which bill and resolution were severally read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bill, resolution, and reports ordered to be printed.

Mr. Delano, from the same committee, to whom was referred the resolution of the House (H. Res. 14) explanatory of the act entitled “An act to continue half pay to certain widows and orphans," passed February 3, 1853, reported the same without amendment, accompanied by a report in writing thereon.

Ordered, That the said resolution be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and that the resolution and report be printed.

Mr. Verree, from the same committee, made an adverse report upon the petition of Mary Bird, heir-at-law of William Baxter; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Thomas, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of Jonathan Willard, and of the heirs of George Dearman, and that the same be laid on the table.

Mr. Niblack, from the Committee on Patents, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 154) for the relief of Randall Pegg, reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and printed.

Mr. Millson having called up the motion heretofore submitted by him to reconsider the vote by which the adverse report of the Court of Claims (No. 200) in the case of Nathaniel Riddick, administrator of Willis Riddick, was concurred in, the said motion was agreed to.

And then,

On motion of Mr. Millson, the said report was referred to the Com- . mittee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Tappan, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 177) for the relief of John R. Nourse and others, reported the same without amendment, accompanied by a report in writing thereon.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and that the bill and report be printed.

Mr. Walton, from the same committee, to whom were referred bills of the following titles, viz:

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