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in the 36th Congress as a representative from the 1st congressional district of Missouri.

Resolved, That Hon. F. P. Blair, jr., is entitled to a seat in the 36th Congress as a representative from the 1st congressional district of Missouri.

Ordered, That the said report and resolutions, together with the views of a minority of the said committee, submitted by Mr. Gilmer, be printed.

Mr. Dawes, from the same committee, reported the following reso. lution; which was read, considered, and agreed to viz:

Resolved, That Hon. F. P. Blair, jr., have leave to occupy a seat upon the floor of this House pending the discussion of the report of the Committee of Elections on the case of his contest for the seat now occupied by Hon. J. Richard Barrett, from the 1st congressional district of the State of Missouri, and that he have leave to speak to the merits of said contest and the report thereon.

Mr. E. Joy Morris, by unanimous consent from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported a bill (H. R. 765) to amend an act to regulate the consular and diplomatic systems of the United States, accompanied by a report in writing thereon; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Grow, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That leave be granted for the withdrawal from the files of the House of the “discharge of Elisha Mathewson.

The Speaker having announced as the regular order of business the call of the committees for reports

The House resumed the consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 84) to facilitate communication between the Atlantic and Pacific States by electric telegraph; the pending question being on the amendment of Mr. Helmick to the amendment heretofore reported from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads by Mr. Colfax.

Mr. Colfax, by unanimous consent, having withdrawn the said amendment reported by him,

Mr. Colfax submitted an amendment in the nature of a substitute for the bill.

Pending which,
Mr. Burnett submitted sundry amendments to the said amendment.
Pending which,
After debate,

Mr. Colfax moved the previous question, and the House refused to second the same.

After further debate, and pending the question on the said amend. ments to the amendments, The morning hour having expired,

On motion of Mr. Grow, Ordered, That the House proceed to the consideration of the business on the Speaker's table.

When
Mr. Grow called up the motion heretofore submitted by him,

to reconsider the vote by which the bill of the House (H. R. 22) to prevent the sale of the public lands, except to actual settlers, for ten years after the same shall have been surveyed, was committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

And the question being put, Shall the said vote be reconsidered ?
It was decided in the affirmative.
The question then recurring on the motion to commit,

Mr. Grow moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the motion to commit was disagreed to.

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. The question then being on its passage, Mr. Grow moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main questioned ordered and put, viz: Shall the bill pass ?

: Yeas............... 104 And it was decided in the affirmative, 3

" Nays............... 67 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. Charles F. Adams

Garnett B Adrain
Cyrus Aldrich
John B. Alley
Elijah Babbitt
Thomas J. Barr
Charles L. Beale
John A. Bingham
Samuel 3 Blair
Harrison G. Blake
William D. Brayton
James Buffinton
Alired A. Burnham
Martin Butterfield
James H. Campbell
John Carey
Luther C. Carter
Charles Case
Horare F. Clark
Clark B. Cochrane
John Cochrane
Schuyler Colfax
Roscoe Conkling
John Covode
H. Winter Davis
Henry L. Dawes
Charles Delano
R. Holland Due'l
Thomas M. Edwards
Thomas D. Eliot
Alfred Ely
Emerson Etheridge
Reuben E. Fenton
Orris S. Ferry

Mr. Thomas B. Florence

Stephen C. Foster
Augustus Frank
Ezra B. French
Daniel W. Gooch
James H. Graham
Galusha A. Grow
J. Morrison Harris
John B. Haskin
William Helmick
Charles B. Hoard
William S Holman
William A. Howard
William Howard
James Humphrey
John Hutchins
Benjamin F. Junkin
Francis W. Kellogg
David Kilgore
John W. Killinger
DeWitt C. Leach
M. Lindley Lee
Dwight Loomis
Owen Lovejoy
William B. Maclay
Gilman Marston
Charles D. Martin
Robert McKnight
Edward McPherson
James K. Moorhead
Justin S. Morrill
Edward Joy Morris
Freeman H. Morse
John T. Nixon

Mr. Abraham B. Olin

John J. Perry
John U. Pettit
Albert G. Porter
John F. Potter
Emory B. Pottle
John H. Reynolds
Alexander H. Rice
Christopher Robinson
Homer E. Royce
John Schwartz
George W. Scranton
Charles B. Sedgwick
John Sherman
Daniel E. Somes
Francis E. Spinner
William Stewart
John L. N. Stratton
Eli Thayer
Cydnor B. Tompkins
Charles R. Train
Carey A. Trimble
William Vandever
Charles H. Van Wyck
John P. Verree
Edward Wade
Henry Waldron
E. P. Walton
Ellihu B. Washburne
Israel Washburn, jr.
Alfred Wells
James Wilson
William Windom
John Woodruft.

Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. Thomas L. Anderson Mr. William T. Avery
William C. Anderson

J. R. Barrett
John D. Ashmore

Thomas S. Bocock

Mr. Milledge L. Bonham

Alexander R. Boteler
William W. Boyce

Mr. Reese B. Brabson

Francis M. Bristow
John C. Burch
Henry C. Burnett
John B. Clark
David Clopton
Williamson R. W Cobb
James Craig
Martin J. Crawford
Jabez L. M. Curry
John G. Davis
Daniel C. De Jarnette
Henry A. Edmundson
Philip B. Fouke
Lucius J. Gartrell
John A. Gilmer
Andrew J. Hamilton
Thomas Hardeman, jr.
John T. Harris
Robert Hatton

Mr. George S. Hawkins

Joshua Hill
George S. Houston
George W. Hughes
Albert G. Jenkins
James M. Leach
Peter E. Love
Horace Maynard
John McQueen
John J. McRae
John S. Millson
William Montgomery
Laban T. Moore
Sydenham Moore
Thomas A. R. Nelson
John W. Noell
Samuel 0. Peyton
John S. Phelps
Roger A. Pryor

Mr. James L. Pugh

James M. Quarles
John H. Reagan
Jetur R. Riggs
James C. Robinson
Thomas Ruffin
Albert Rust
William E. Simms
Otho R. Singleton
William N. H. Smith
James A. Stallworth
John W. Stevenson
William B. Stokes
James H. Thomas
John W. H. Underwood
Zebulon B. Vance
Edwin H. Webster
Warren Winslow
John V. Wright.

So the bill was passed.

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

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

Mr. Reagan having called up the motion to reconsider the vote by which the second amendment of the Senate to the bill of the House (H. R. 5) making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending June 30, 1861, was agreed to

Mr. Reagan moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the question was put, Shall the said vote be reconsidered ? And it was decided in the affirmative,

Yeas .............. 88

e, Nays .............. 77 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. Charles F. Adams

Green Adams
William C. Anderson
Elijah Babbitt
Charles L. Beale
John A. Bingham
Harrison G. Blake
William D. Brayton
James Buffinton
Alfred A. Burnham
Martin Butterfield
James H. Campbell
John Carey
Luther c. Carter
Schuyler Colfax
Roscoe Conkling
Burton Craige
H. Winter Davis
Henry L. Dawes
R. Holland Duell
Sidney Edgerton
Thomas M. Edwards
Thomas D. Eliot
Alfred Ely
Reuben E. Fenton

Mr. Orris S. Ferry

Stephen C. Foster
Augustus Frank
Ezra B. French
Daniel W. Gooch
James H. Graham
Galusha A. Grow
William Helmick
John Hickman
Charles B. Hoard
William A. Howard
James Humphrey
John Hutchins
Benjamin F. Junkin
David Kilgore
John W. Killinger
De Witt C. Leach
M. Lindley Lee
Henry C. Longnecker
Dwight Loomis
Owen Lovejoy
Gilman Marston
Robert McKnight
Edward McPherson
John S. Millson

Mr. Laban T. Moore

Jannes K. Moorhead
Justin S. Morrill
Edward Joy Morris
Freeman H. Morse
Abraham B. Olin
John J. Perry
John U.Pettit
Albert G. Porter
John F. Potter
Emory B. Pottle
John H. Reynolds
Christopher Robinson
Homer E. Royce
George W. Scranton
Charles B. Sedgwick
John Sherman
Daniel E. Somes
Francis E. Spinner
Benjamin Stanton
William Stewart
William B. Stokes
John L. N. Stratton
Eli Thayer
Cydnor B. Tompkins

Mr. Charles R. Train

Carey A. Trimble William Vandever Charles H. Van Wyck Edward Wade

Mr. Henry Waldron

E. P. Walton
Ellihu B. Washbuire
Israel Washburn, jr.

Mr. Alfred Wells

James Wilson
William Windom
John Woodruff.

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. Garnett B. Adrain

Thomas L. Anderson
John D. Ashmore
William T. Avery
Thomas J. Barr
J. R. Barrett
Thomas S. Bocock
Milledge L. Bonham
Alexander R Boteler
William W. Boyce
Reese B. Brabson
Lawrence O'B. Branch
George Briggs
Francis M. Bristow
Horace F. Clark
John B. Clark
David Clopton
Williamson R. W. Cobb
John Cochrane
Samuel S. Cox
James Craig
Martin J. Crawford
Jabez L M. Curry
John G. Davis
Daniel C. De Jarnette
Henry A. Edmundson

Mr. Emerson Etheridge

Thomas B. Florence
Philip B. Fouke
Lucius J. Gartrell
Andrew J. Hamilton
Thomas Hardeman, jr.
J. Morrison Harris
John T. Harris
Robert Hatton
George S. Hawkins
Joshua Hill
William S. Holman
George S. Houston
William Howard
James Jackson
Albert G. Jenkins
Lawrence M. Keitt
James M. Leach
Peter E. Love
Charles D. Martin
Horace Maynard
John McQueen
John J. McRae
William Montgomery
Sydenham Moore
Isaac N. Morris

Mr. Thomas A. R. Nelson

John W. Noell
George H. Pendleton
Samuel O. Peyton
John S. Phelps
Roger A. Pryor
James L. Pugh
James M. Quarles
John H. Reagan
James C. Robinson
Thomas Ruffin
John Schwartz
Charles L. Scott
William E. Simms
Otho R. Singleton
William Smith
William N. H. Smith
James A. Stallworth
John W. Stevenson
James A. Stewart
James H. Thomas
John W. H. Underwood
Zebulon B. Vance
Edwin H. Webster
John V. Wright.

So the said vote was reconsidered. The question then recurring on the said amendment, Mr. Stanton moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered to be put.

Mr. Reagan moved, at 1 o'clock and 30 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn.

And the question being put,
It was decided in the negative,
st Yeas . .

........ 12 Quie, Nays ........ ...... 148 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

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Mr. Martin Butterfield Mr. John Hickman
James H. Campbell

Joshua Hill
John Carey

Charles B. Hoard
Luther C. Carter

William S. Holman
Horace F. Clark

George S. Houston David Clopton

William A. Howard Williamson R. W. Cobb William Howard John Cochrane

George W. Hughes
Schuyler Colfax

James Humphrey
Roscoe Conkling

John Hutchins
John Covode

Albert G. Jenkins
Samuel S. Cox

Benjamin F. Junkin
James Craig

David Kilgore
Jabez L. M. Curry

John W. Killinger
H. Winter Davis

DeWitt C. Leach
Henry L. Dawes

James M. Leach
Daniel C. De Jarnette M. Lindley Lee
R. Holland Duell

Henry C. Longnecker
W. McKee Dunn

Dwight Loomis
Sidney Edgerton

Owen Lovejoy
Henry A. Edmundson Charles D. Martin
Thomas M. Edwards

Horace Maynard
Thomas D. Eliot

Robert Mcknight
Alfred Ely

Edward McPherson
Emerson Etheridge

Laban T. Moore
Reuben E. Fenton

Sydenham Moore
Orris S. Ferry

James K. Moorhead
Thomas B. Florence

Justin S. Morrill
Stephen C. Foster

Edward Joy Morris
Augustus Frank.

Freeman H. Morse Ezra B. French

Thomas A. R. Nelson
Lucius J. Gartrell

John W. Noell
John A. Gilmer

Abraham B. Olin
Daniel W. Gooch

George H. Pendleton
James H. Graham

John J, Perry
Galusha A. Grow

John U. Pettit
Thomas Hardeman, jr. Samuel O. Peyton
John B. Haskin

John S. Phelps
Robert Hatton

Albert G. Porter
George S. Hawkins

John F. Potter
William Helmick

Emory B. Pottle

Mr. Roger A. Pryor

James M. Quarles
John H. Reagan
John H. Reynolds
Alexander H. Rice
Jetur R. Riggs
Christopher Robinson
James C. Robinson
Homer E. Royce
Thomas Ruffin
John Schwartz
Charles L. Scott
George W Scranton
Charles B. Sedgwick
John Sherman
Daniel E. Sickles
William E. Simms
Francis E. Spinner
James A. Stallworth
Benjamin Stanton
John W. Stevenson
James A. Stewart
William B. Stokes
Mason W. Tappan
Eli Thayer
Thomas C. Theaker
Cydnor B. Tompkins
Carey A. Trimble
John W. H. Underwood
Zebulon B. Vance
Charles H. Van Wyck
John P. Verree
Edward Wade
E. P. Walton
Israel Washburn, jr.
Alfred Wells
William Windom
Warren Winslow
John Woodruff
John V. Wright.

So the House refused to adjourn.

The question was then put on agreeing to the amendment of the Senate.

Yeas................ 81 And it was decided in the negative,

9, 7 Nays ................ 93 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. Thomas L. Anderson

John D. Ashmore
William T. Avery
Thomas J. Barr
J. R. Barrett
Thomas S. Bocock
Milledge L. Bonham
Alexander R. Boteler
william W. Boyce
Reese B. Brabson
Lawrence O'B. Branch
George Briggs
Francis M. Bristow
John C. Burch
Henry C. Burnett
John B. Clark
David Clopton

Mr. Williamson R. W. Cobb Mr. George S. Hawkins
John Cochrane

Joshua Hill
Samuel S. Cox

William S. Holman
James Craig

George S. Houston
Martin J. Crawford

William Howard
Jabez L. M. Curry

George W. Hughes
John G. Davis

James Jackson
Daniel C. De Jarnette Albert G. Jenkins
Henry A. Edmundson

Lawrence M. Keitt
Emerson Etheridge

Jacob M. Kunkel
Thomas B. Florence

Lucius Q. C. Lamar
Lucius J. Gartrell

James M. Leach
John A. Gilmer

Peter E Love
Andrew J. Hamilton

Charles D. Martin
Thomas Hardeman, jr. Horace Maynard
John T. Harris

John McQueen
Robert Hatton

John J. McRae

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