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Mr. Jetur R. Riggs
James C. Robinson
Mr. Miles Taylor
· Mr. William G. Whiteley Eli Thayer
So the appeal was laid on the table.
Mr. Grow moved that the bill and pending amendments be recommitted to the Committee on the Territories. Pending which,
On motion of Mr. Grow, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the further consideration of the territorial business of to-day be postponed until Saturday next, and that all of the proposed amendments thereto be printed.
The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a statement of the amount due the Choctaws, according to the principles of settlement prescribed by a resolution of the Senate; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.
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. 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 directed him to report the same with an amendment in the nature of a substitute therefor.
Pending the question on agreeing to the said amendment,
Mr. Morrill moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered to be put.
Mr. Morrill moved a reconsideration of the vote last taken; which motion was agreed to.
The question then recurring on ordering the main question,
Mr. Morrill renewed the demand for the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered to be put.
On motion of Mr. H. Winter Davis, the vote by which the main question was ordered was reconsidered.
The question then recurred on ordering the main question; and being put, it was decided in the negative.
Mr. Pettit moved to amend the amendment in the nature of a substitute, by striking out the words “on flaxseed or linseed ten cents per bushel of 52 pounds," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "on flaxseed, otherwise called linseed, sixteen cents per bushel of fifty-six pounds."
the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the amendment to the amendment was disagreed to.
The question then recurring on the amendment reported from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union,
Mr. Pettit moved that the bill be laid on the table.
Yeas .................... 64
.........103 "The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are
Mr. William Allen
Thomas L. Anderson
Thomas S. Bocock
Mr. Thomas Hardeman, jr.
John T. Harris
Mr. George H. Pendleton
John V. Pettit
Those who voted in the negative areMr. Charles F. Adams Mr. Thomas M. Edwards Green Adams
Thomas D. Eliot Garnett B. Adrain
Alfred Ely Cyrus Aldrich
Emerson Etheridge John B. Alley
John F. Farnsworth William C. Anderson
Reuben E. Fenton Elijah Babbitt
Orris S. Ferry Charles L. Beale
Thomas B. Florence John A. Bingham
Stephen C. Foster Samuel S. Blair
Augustus Frank Harrison G. Blake
Ezra B. French William D. Brayton
Daniel W. Gooch George Briggs
Galusha A. Grow Francis M. Bristow
John A. Gurley James Buffinton
James T. Hale Alfred A. Burnham
William Helmick Martin Butterfield
John Hickman James H. Campbell
James Humphrey John Carey
John Hutchins Schuyler Colfax
Benjamin F. Junkin
Francis W. Kellogg
William S. Kenyon
John W. Killinger
De Witt C. Leach
M. Lindley Lee
Henry C. Longnecker
Mr. Owen Lovejoy
Mr. Cydnor B. Tompkins
Charles R. Train Carey A. Trimble William Vandever John P. Verree Edward Wade
Mr. Alfred Wells
William G. Whiteley
So the House refused to lay the bill on the table.
Under the further operation of the previous question the bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.
Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time.
Mr. Sherman moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered and put, viz: Shall the bill pass ?
stis Yeas .............. 105 And it was decided in the affirmative,
wire, Nays ...... ...... 64 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. Orris S. Ferry
Thomas B. Florence
Mr. Freeman H. Morse
John T. Nixon
Those who voted in the negative are
Mr. William Allen
Thomas L. Anderson
Mr. William Barksdale
Thomas S. Bocock
Mr. John C. Burch
Henry C. Burnett
Mr. Williamson R. W Cobb Mr. Jacob M. Kunkel
Lucius Q. C. Lamar
John M. Landrum Martin J. Crawford
James M. Leach Jabez L. M. Curry
Shelton F. Leake John G. Davis
John A. Logan Daniel C. De Jarnette Peter E. Love Henry A. Edmundson Charles D. Martin Muscoe R. H. Garnett John McQueen Lucius J. Gartrell
W. Porcher Miles Thomas Hardeman, jr. John S. Millson John T. Harris
Sydenham Moore William S Holman
William E. Niblack George S. Houston
John U. Pettit William Howard
Samuel O. Peyton George W. Hughes
John S. Phelps James Jackson
James L. Pugh Albert G. Jenkins
Mr. John H. Reagan
James C. Robinson
So the bill was passed.
Mr. Morrill 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.
On motion of Mr. Buffinton, at 6 o'clock and 15 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.
FRIDAY, MAY 11, 1860.
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of Maryland; widing: The petitioned to the Commit
The following petitions and memorials were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the 24th rule of the House, to wit:
By Mr. Parrott: The memorial of the St. Joseph and Topeka Railroad Company, praying for the passage of a law granting the right of way and alternate sections of the public lands on each side of said road within fifteen miles thereof; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.
By Mr. Hughes: The memorial of William P. Preston, contesting the election of J. Morrison Harris, of the third congressional district of Maryland; which was referred to the Committee of Elections.
By Mr. Spaulding: The petition of Edward Lee, praying for an invalid pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. Curtis: Five petitions of citizens of the State of Iowa, praying for mail-routes therein named; which were referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.
By Mr. Tappan: The petition of True Garland, praying for compensation for carrying the mail on route No. 257, in the State of New Hampshire.
By Mr. English: The petition of citizens of the State of Illinois for a mail-route from Ferdinand to Bridgeport.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.
By Mr. Pennington: The petition of citizens of the State of New
Jersey, praying for an appropriation for the improvement of the navigation of the Passaic river; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Also, the petition of citizens of the State of Illinois, praying for a railroad to the Pacific ocean; which was referred to the select committee on the Pacific railroad.
Mr. Branch, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 340) to carry into effect a convention between the United States and republic of Paraguay, reported the same without amendment.
Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time.
Mr. Branch 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.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Patton, one of their clerks:
Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed, without amendment, a bill of this House of the following title, viz:
H. R. 661. An act to furnish additional mail facilities.
S. 416. An act to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain, and for other purposes; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.
The Senate have also passed, without amendment, a resolution of this House of the following title, viz:
H. Res. 15. Joint resolution for the relief of Thomas C. Ware.
The Speaker having announced as the regular order of business the business relating to the Territories
Mr. Grow moved that the House resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; which motion was disagreed to.
The Speaker having proceeded to call the committees for reports on business of a territorial nature
Mr. Grow, from the Committee on the Territories, reported a bill (H. R. 708) to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Idaho; which was read a first and second time.
Mr. Grow moved to amend the same by the insertion of additional sections at the end of the bill providing for the election of officers in certain cases by the people.
Yeas................... 102 It was decided in the affirmative, 3
Nays................... 73 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,