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of the day for to-morrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Edward Joy Morris, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Ralph King, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 698) for his 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 printed.

On motion of Mr. Tappan, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Millson reported that the committee having had the private calendar under consideration, had directed him to report bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 352. A bill for the relief James Hooten;
H. R. 353. A bill for the relief of Thomas R. Livingston;

H. R. 435. A bill to refund to the Territory of Utah the ex. penses incurred in suppressing Indians hostilities in the year 1853;

H. R. 355. A bill for the relief of Alexander Albertson, of Platte county, Nebraska;

H. R. 367. A bill for the relief of Braxton Bragg and Randall L. Gibson;

S. 55. An act for the relief of Tilman Leak;
S. 70. An act for the relief of George Stealey;
H. R. 370. A bill for the relief of Israel Johnson; and

H. R. 371. A bill for the relief of Joseph B. Eaton; severally without amendment; and

H. R. 363. A bill for the relief of the heirs of Captain John A. Hopper; and

H. R. 365. A bill for the relief of Josiah Atkins, of Ohio; severally with an amendment.

The House having proceeded to the consideration of the said bills,

The amendments reported to the bills of the House numbered 363 and 365 were severally agreed to, and the bills of the House numbered 352, 353, 435, 355, 367, 370, 371, 363, and 365 were severally ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, and the bills of the Senate, numbered 55 and 70, were severally ordered to be read a third time.

The said bills of the House being engrossed, and the said bills of the Senate were then severally read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate with the passage of the said bills of the Senate, and request their concurrence in the said bills of the House.

Mr. Helmick moved that the votes by which the said bills were passed be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Tappan, by unanimous consent, the Committee of the Whole House were discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 340) for the relief of Charles James Lanman, and the House proceeded to its consideration.

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

bills of Telmick modered, and which

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

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

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

On motion of Mr. Sherman, 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.

And then,

On motion of Mr. Florence, at 4 o'clock and 40 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

SATURDAY, MAY 5, 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. Aldrich: Affidavits and other papers relative to the claim of certain half-breeds of the Sioux tribe of Indians for money under the treaty of 1837; which were referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs;

Also, the petition of Nathan Richardson and sixty citizens of northern Minnesota, praying for the establishment of a mail-route from Little Falls, Minnesota, to Superior City, in Wisconsin; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Marston: The memorial of Townsend Glover, praying for an appropriation for the purchase of his collection of models of fruits and vegetables; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

By Mr. Frank: The petition of Lydia Vaughan, widow of Joseph Vaughan, praying for a pension under the act of February 3, 1853; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. Conkling: The petition of John Wilcox, praying compensation for injuries sustained by his father in the revolutionary war, and also for his own losses in the war of 1812; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Stokes: The petition of citizens of the State of Tennessee, praying for a mail-route from Smithville to Cookeville; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Lovejoy: The petition of members of the New York and Vermont Annual Conference, in behalf of the Rev. Daniel Worth and the Rev. J. G. Fee; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, the petition of citizens of the State of Illinois, for a mail-route from Mauteeno to Sherburnville; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

On motion of Mr. Tappan, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the private calendar; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. John G. Davis reported that the committee had directed him to report bills and resolutions of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 373. A bill for the relief of William Hutchinson;

H. R. 374. A bill for the relief of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal church;

S. 56. An act for the relief of Richard W. Meade;
S. 57. An act for the relief of David D. Porter;
H. R. 214. A bill for the relief of Charles W. Brooks, of New York;
H. R. 377. A bill for the relief of David V. Whiting;

S. Res. 16. Resolution authorizing Captains William L. Hudson and Joshua R. Sands to accept certain testimonials awarded to them by the government of Great Britain;

S. Res. 7. Resolution for the relief of the legal representatives of John A. Frost, deceased;

H. R. 384. A bill for the relief of Sylvanus Burnham; severally without amendment; and

H. R. 385. A bill granting an invalid pension to Beriah Wright, of New York; with an amendment; and

H. R. 376. A bill providing for the examination of claims for Indian depredations in the Territory of New Mexico; with a recommendation that it be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

The House having proceeded to the consideration of the said bills and resolutions,

The amendment reported to the bill of the House numbered 385 was agreed to; and the said bill, together with the bills of the House H. R. 373, 374, 377, 214, and 384 were severally ordered to be engrossed, and the said bills, together with the bills of the Senate, numbered 56 and 57, and the resolutions of the Senate, numbered 7 and 16, were ordered to be read a third time.

The said bills of the House having been engrossed they, together with the said bills and resolutions of the Senate were then read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate with the passage of the said bills and resolutions of the Senate, and request the concurrence of the Senate in the said bills of the House.

Ordered, That the said bill of the House numbered 376 be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting, in compliance with a reso. lution of the House of the 26th ultimo, such documents as have been received in his office in relation to the troubles on the Texas frontier since his last communication to the House on this subject; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Burnett moved, at 2 o'clock and 2 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

Mr. Tappan moved that the House again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House.

And the question being put, no quorum voted. Mr. Burnett moved, at 2 o'clock and 10 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn.

And the question being put, It was decided in the negative, 3 Nays................... . Yeas................... 38

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

Mr. Thomas L. Anderson

William T. Avery
Reese B. Brabson
Francis M. Bristow
Henry C. Burnett
John B. Clark
David Clopton
George B. Cooper
James Craig
Burton Craige
Martin J. Crawford
Jabez L. M. Curry
William H. English

Mr. Lucius J. Gartrell

William S. Holman
George S. Houston
John J. Jones
John M. Landrum
Peter E. Love
John A. McClernand
W. Porcher Miles
Sydenham Moore
William E. Niblack
George H. Pendleton
John S. Phelps
James M. Quarles

Mr. John Schwartz

Charles L. Scott
William E. Simms
Otho R. Singleton
William Smith
James A. Stallworth
John W. Sievenson
Miles Taylor
James H. Thomas
Edwin H. Webster
Warren Winslow
John V. Wright.

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. John B. Alley

Thomas J. Barr
William D. Brayton
James Buffinton
Anson Burlingame
Alfred A. Burnham
Martin Butterfield
James H. Campbell
John Carey
Luther C. Carter
Charles Case
Williamson R. W. Cobb
Clark B. Cochrane
Schuyler Colfax
Roscoe Conkling
John Covode
Samuel R. Curtis
H. Winter Davis
John G. Davis
Henry L. Dawes
Charles Delano
R. Holland Duell
W. McKee Dunn
Sidney Edgerton
Thomas M. Edwards
Thomas D. Eliot
Alfred Ely
Emerson Etheridge
Orris S. Ferry
Thomas B. Florence
Stephen C. Foster
Augustus Frank

Mr. Daniel W. Gooch

Galusha A. Grow
John A. Gurley
James T. Hale
John T. Harris
Robert Hatton
William Helmick
Charles B. Hoard
George W. Hughes
James Humphrey
John Hutchins
Albert G. Jenkins
Francis W. Kellogg
John W. Killinger
DeWitt C. Leach
James M. Leach
M. Lindley Lee
Dwight Loomis
Owen Lovejoy
Robert Mallory
Gilman Marston
Charles D. Martin
Horace Maynard
John S. Millson
Laban T. Moore
James K. Moorhead
Justin S. Morrill
Freeman H. Morse
Thomas A. R. Nelson
Abraham B. Olin
John U. Pettit

Mr. Samuel O. Peyton

Albert G. Porter
John H. Reagan
John H. Reynolds
Jetur R. Riggs
Christopher Robinson
James C. Robinson
George W. Scranton
Charles B. Sedgwick
William N. H. Smith
Francis E. Spinner
Benjamin Stanton
William B. Stokes
John L. N. Stratton
Mason W. T'appan
Eli Thayer
Cydnor B. Tompkins
Charles R. Train
Carey A. Trimble
Clement L. Vallandighem
William Vandever
John P. Verree
Edward Wade
E. P. Walton
Cadwalader C. Washburn
Ellihu B. Washburne
Israel Washburn, jr.
Alfred Wells
William Windom
John Woodruff
Samuel H. Woodson.

So the House refused to adjourn.

resumed thelouse; and after sain resolved itself in

The question was again put, on the motion of Mr. Tappan,
And it was decided in the affirmative.

The House accordingly again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. John G. Davis reported that the committee having had the private calendar under consideration, had come to no resolution thereon.

On motion of Mr. Sherman, 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. Cadwalader C. Washburn 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. Florence, at 3 o'clock and 15 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

MONDAY, MAY 7, 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. Brabson: The papers in the case of Levi Parks, praying for a pension; which were referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. John Cochrane: The petition of Leon Guerin, praying for relief; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Fenton: The petition of the children of John Poleresky, a major in the revolutionary war, praying for the arrears of pay and pension due their father; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

By Mr. John Cochrane: The remonstrance of S. Mussina against the removal of the custom-house from Point Isabel to Brownsville, in the State of Texas; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Thayer: The memorial of Colonel Daniel Ruggles, recommending that measures be taken for the domestication of buffalo, and to prevent their extinction; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

By Mr. Etheridge: The petition of James Somers, (together with a memorial of forty-seven citizens of the State of Tennessee in his behalf,) praying for an invalid pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Mr. Burlingame, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported a bill (H. R. 699) to amend an act regulating the diplomatic and consular system of the United States; which was read a first and second time.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time. Pending the question on its passage,

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