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Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the bill was passed.
Mr. Burlingame 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.
Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said bill.
The Speaker having announced as the regular order of business the business relating to the Territories
Mr. Grow moved that Thursday and Friday next be set apart for the consideration of territorial business, in lieu of this day and to-morrow, And the question being put,
Yeas............ ....... 133 It was decided in the affirmative,
a , Nays................... 34 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. Ezra B. French
Daniel W. Gooch
Mr. Thomas A. R. Nelson
William E. Niblack
Those who voted in the negative are
Mr. William T. Avery
Mr. Joshua Hill
George S. Houston
Mr. Roger A. Pryor
James M. Quarles
So the said motion was agreed to.
Mr. Boyce, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:
Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire whether any further legislation be necessary to secure the transportation of the United States mails through the States of North Carolina and South Carolina.
Mr. Hickman, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:
Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be authorized to employ a stenographer, at the rate of compensation · paid to the reporters for the Globe, whilst engaged in the examination of witnesses in the investigation of the official conduct of the Hon. John C. Watrous, district judge of the eastern district of the State of Texas.
Mr. Theaker, 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. 368. An act to provide payment for depredations committed by the whites upon the Shawnee Indians in Kansas Territory.
Mr. Speaker: The President of the United States has notified the Senate that he did, on the 3d instant, approve and sign a bill of the following title, viz:
S. 219. An act for the relief of Stewart McGowan.
S. 95. An act for the relief of Elizabeth Montgomery, heir of Hugh Montgomery;
S. 107. An act to confirm the titles of certain purchasers of school lands in Kansas Territory;
S. 222. An act for the relief of Mary Featherston, widow of John Featherston;
S. 223. An act for the relief of J. J. Lints;
S. 227. An act for the relief of Laura C. Humber, widow of Charles H. Humber;
ief of Stewart, wing titles, Vheir of Hugh No Washingte building is of the
S. 232. An act for the relief of Frederick L. Colclaser; S. 235. An act for the relief of Willis A. Gorman; S. 237. An act for the relief of J. W. Dyer, A. L. Dyer, and W. W. Dyer;
S. 240. An act to confirm the title of Benjamin E. Edwards to a certain tract of land in the Territory of New Mexico;
S. 241. An act for the relief of McFarland and Downey;
S. 273. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of J. E. Martin;
S. 271. An act for the relief of John P. Brown;
S. 268. An act for the relief of Mary K. Guthrie, widow of Presley N. Guthrie;
S. 255. An act for the relief of Elias Yulee, late receiver of public moneys at Olympia, in Washington Territory;
S. 253. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Wetonsaw, son of James Conner; and
S. 245. An act for the relief of Sweeny, Rittenhouse, Fant & Company; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.
The Senate have agreed to the report of the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill of the Senate (S. 192) authorizing the corporation of Washington city to make a loan and issue stock for two hundred thousand dollars for building a market-house.
I am also directed to notify the House of the orders of the Senate to print certain documents.
Mr. Sherman submitted the following resolution, viz:
Resolved, That all 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 cease at 1 o'clock p. m. to morrow, and the committee shall then proceed to vote on such amendments as may be pending or offered to the same, and shall then report it to the House with such amendments as shall have been agreed to by the committee.
Pending which, Mr. Houston moved to amend the same by striking out the words "1 o'clock p. m. to-morrow," and inserting in lieu thereof the words " 2 o'clock p. m. on Wednesday next."
And the question being put,
Yeas................... 62 " was decided me nogave, ) Nays....... ........ 108 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. William W. Boyce Mr. Martin J. Crawford
Jabez L. M. Curry
John G. Davis
Henry L. Dawes
Williamson R. W. Cobb Thomas B. Florence
Stephen C. Foster
Lucius J. Gartrell
Andrew J. Hamilton
Mr. John T. Harris
Mr. John A. McClernand Mr. Jetur R. Riggs
Charles L. Scott
William E. Simms
Otho R. Singleton
Daniel E. Somes
James H. Thomas
John W. H. Underwood
Clement L. Vallandigham
Samuel H. Woodson.
John V. Wright.
John H. Reagan
Abraham B. Olin
Albert G. Porter
John F. Potter
Thomas Hardeman, jr. James M. Quarles
John H. Reynolds
Homer E. Royce
Charles B Sedgwick
William N. H. Smith
Francis E. Spinner
William B. Stokes
John L. N. Stration
Mason W. Tappan
Thomas C. Theaker
Cydnor B. Tompkins
Charles R. Train
Carey A. Trimble
Henry C. Longnecker Zebulon B. Vance
John P. Verree
E. P. Walton
Cadwalader C. Washburn
Ellibu B. Washburne
Israel Washburn, jr.
Edwin H. Webster
Mr. Houston moved that it be laid on the table; which motion was disagreed to.
The question again recurred on the resolution of Mr. Sherman.
On motion of Mr. Haskin,
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
ition to the ration of the med itself into
time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Israel Washburn, jr., 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.
A message was received from the President of the United States, by J. Buchanan, his private secretary, notifying the House that he did, on the 5th instant, approve and sign a bill of the following title, viz:
H. R. 660. An act supplemental to an act entitled "An act provid. ing for the taking of the seventh and subsequent censuses 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 23, 1850.
Mr. Jones moved that the journal of Saturday last be corrected, by striking out so much thereof as states that the bill of the House (H. R. 374) for the relief of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church was reported from the Committee of the Whole House, and also by striking out the subsequent proceedings of the House upon the said bill.
On motion of Mr. Jones, at 5 o'clock and 49 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1860. The following petitions were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the 24th rule of the House, to wit:
By Mr. William Smith: The petition of James McLearer, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
Also, the petition of Clement Sewall-heretofore referred December 16, 1828; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.
By Mr. Barr: The petition of John D. Clark and others, praying for the incorporation of the " Catholic Beneficial Total Abstinence Association of the District of Columbia;" which was referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.
By Mr. McClernand: The petition of Henry James, praying for indemnity for spoliations committed on his property in the Territory of Kansas;
Also, the petition of George A. Dunlap, praying for relief.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of Claims.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Hickey, their Chief Clerk: Mr. Speaker: The President of the United States has notified the Senate that he did, on the 7th instant, approve and sign a bill of the following title, 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 Bennet Reily.
I am directed to notify the House of the orders of the Senate to print, certain documents.