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Mr. R. Holland Due 1
W. McKee Dunn
Mr. Jacob M. Kunkel
John M. Landrum
Mr. Thomas Ruffin
Those who voted in the negative are
Mr. Charles D. Martin
John S. Millson
Mr. John F. Reynolds
Mr. Benjamin Stanton.
So it was
Resolved, That the Speaker be directed to issue his warrant, directed to the Sergeant-at-arms, ordering him to summon the following named persons to appear forthwith before the select committee appointed under the resolution of 5th of March last for the purpose of investigating certain alleged corruptions, viz:
D. S. Koorn, Pittstown, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania.
Wm. S. Kelly, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
On motion of Mr. Hawkins, by unanimous consent, the Committee of the Whole House were discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 22) for the relief of John Scott, Hill W. House, and Samuel 0. House, and the House proceeded to its consideration.
Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time.
Mr. Hawkins 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 acquaint the Senate with the passage of the said bill.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Patton, one of their clerks:
Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill of the following title, viz:
H. R. 503. An act making further appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal year ending the 30th of June, 1860, with sundry amendments; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.
The President of the United States has notified the Senate that he did on the 1st instant approve and sign a resolution and bills of the following titles, viz:
S. Res. 8. A resolution relating to the claim of George Fisher, late of Florida, deceased;
S. 468. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to organize an institution for the insane of the army and navy and of the District of Columbia in the said District;
S. 373. An act for the relief of William P. Bowhay;
S. 260. An act for the relief of Mrs. Agatha O'Brien, widow of Brevet Major J. P. J. O'Brien, late of the United States army;
S. 253. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Wetonsaw, son of James Conner;
S. 106. An act authorizing the “ Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States" to enter a certain tract of land in the State of Wisconsin;
S. 65. An act for the relief of Mrs. Jane McCrabb, widow of the late Captain John W. McCrabb, assistant quartermaster United States army;
S. 52. An act for the relief of Jeremiah Pendergast; and
S. 49 An act to grant the right of pre-emption to a certain tract of land in the State of Missouri to the heirs and legal representatives of Thomas Maddin, deceased.
I am also directed to notify the House of the order of the Senate to print a certain document.
On motion of Mr. Sherman, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the bill of the House No. 503, with the amendments of the Senate thereto, be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.
On motion of Mr. Walton, the House 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 directed him to report bills of the following titles, viz:
H. R. 556. A bill for the relief of Francis Lavonture and Pierre
port bills of inte calendar ; Davis reporteerein,
H. R. 337. A bill for the relief of Elizabeth Smith, of Coffee county, Tennessee;
H. R. 576. A bill for the relief of Messrs. Coale & Barr;
H. R. 555. A bill for the relief of the heirs of John Hopper, deceased; and
H. R. 372. A bill for the relief of John C. McFerran, of the United States army; severally without amendment; and
H. R. 100. A bill for the relief of Phineas G. Pearson;
S. 117. An act for the relief of Guadalupe Estudillo de Argüello, widow of Santiago E. Argüello; and
H. R. 127. A bill for the relief of the survivors of the Sublette Cut-off massacre, of the 24th July, 1859, for the loss of property sustained by them at the time, and for the payment to certain persons of expenses incurred by them in sending said destitute survivors to their homes in Missouri; severally with amendment.
Mr. Maynard, by unanimous consent, moved the previous question upon all of the said bills; which was seconded and the main question ordered to be put.
Under the operation thereof the amendments reported to the bills of the House numbered 100 and 558 were severally agreed to, and the said bills, together with the bills of the House numbered 556, 337, 576, 555, and 372, were severally ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.
Being engrossed, they were accordingly read the third time and passed.
Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate therein.
The bill of the House No. 127, just reported with an amendment, having been taken up, and the Speaker having stated the question to be on agreeing to the said amendment,
Mr. Leake proposed to debate the same.
The Speaker (Mr. Phelps in the chair) decided that no debate was in order, inasmuch as the House, by unanimous consent, had ordered the main question to be put on all the bills reported from the Committee of the Whole.
From this decision of the Chair Mr. Leake appealed, on the ground that it was not competent for the House, even by unanimous consent, to order the main question upon any other than the bill then before the House.
And the question being put, Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the judgment of the House ?
It was decided in the affirmative.
The question was then put, Will the House agree to the said
The title of the said bill having been amended so as to read "A bill for the relief of 0. F. D. Fairbanks, Frederick Dodge, and the Pacific Nail Steamship Company," the said title as amended was agreed to.
Mr. John B. Clark 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.
Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said bill.
The amendment reported to the bill of the Senate No. 117 was then read and agreed to.
Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time.
Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the amendment of the House to the said bill.
Mr. Maynard, by unanimous consent, moved that the several votes upon the bills just reported from the Committee of the Whole 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. Burnett, by unanimous consent, the bill of the House (H. R. 520) directing the conveyance of a lot of ground for the use of the public schools of the city of Washington, with the amendment of the Senate thereto, was taken from the Speaker's table, and the said amendment agreed to.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
S. 149. An act making appropriations to supply a deficiency in the appropriations for the completion of the geological survey of Oregon and Washington Territories; and
S. 11. An act to provide for the payment of expenses incurred by the Territories of Washington and Oregon in the suppression of Indian hostilities therein in the years 1855 and 1856; were severally read a first and second time, and referred as follows,
S. 149, to the Committee on Public Lands.
Mr. Kunkel moved, at 4 o'clock and 10 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed 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. Bingham 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. 564) making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department during the year ending June 30, 1861, had come to no resolution thereon.
On motion of Mr. Burton Craige, at 5 o'clock and 25 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.
MONDAY, JUNE 4, 1860.
Before the journal of Saturday last was read,
On motion of Mr. Burnett,
The roll having been called, the following named members failed to answer to their names, viz:
John B. Alley, Thomas L. Anderson, John D. Ashmore, Elijah Babbitt, William Barksdale, Samuel S. Blair, Harrison G. Blake, Thomas S. Bocock, Lawrence O'B. Branch, John Y. Brown, Alfred A. Burnham, Silas M. Burroughs, Martin Butterfield, James H. Campbell, John Carey, Horace F. Clark, Sherrard Clemens, Clark B. Cochrane, John Cochrane, Roscoe Conkling, Samuel S. Cox, James Craig, Reuben Davis, Daniel C. De Jarnette, William H. Dimmick, Alfred Ely, Thomas B. Florence, Philip B. Fouke, Augustus Frank, Muscoe R. H. Garnett, Daniel W. Gooch, Galusha A. Grow. John B. Haskin, George S. Hawkins, Joshua Hill, James Humphrey, John Hutchins, James Jackson, Albert G. Jenkins, Lawrence M. Keitt, Jacob M. Kunkel, Lucius Q. C. Lamar, Charles H. Larrabee, John A. Logan, Peter E. Love, Owen Lovejoy, Gilman Marston, Elbert S. Martin, John A. McClernand, John McQueen, John J. McRae, W. Porcher Miles, William Millward, William Montgomery, Isaac N. Morris, Freeman H. Morse, William E. Niblack, John T. Nixon, Abraham B. Olin, George W. Palmer, George H. Pendleton, John U. Pettit, Albert Rust, Charles L. Scott, George W. Scranton, Charles B. Sedgwick, Daniel E. Sickles, Otho R. Singleton, William Smith, Daniel E. Somes, James A. Stallworth, William Stewart, Thomas C. Theaker, John W. H. Underwood, Charles H. Van Wyck, Henry Waldron, Cadwalader C. Washburn, James Wilson, John Wood, and John Woodruff.
By unanimous consent, all further proceedings in the call were dispensed with.
The following memorials were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the 24th rule of the House, to wit:
By Mr. J. M. Harris: The memorial of twelve hundred citizens of Baltimore, Maryland, praying for pensions to soldiers of the war of 1812; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. Charles F. Adams: The memorial of Gridley Bryant, praying compensation for his invention of the eight-wheeled car, in use on the