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Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Resolved, &c., (two-thirds of both Houses con~ curring) That the followmg article he proposed to the legislatures of the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which, when ratified by three-fourths oi the said legislatures, shall be valid as part 0: said Constitution, Viz:

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The Congress shall have power to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper to secure to the citizens of each State all priVileges and immunities of citizens in the several States, and to all persons in the several States equal protection in the rights of life, liberty, and property. _

February 26—Mr. Bingham reported it back, Without amendment.

February 28—Mr. Eldridge moved that 1t11e on the table; which was disagreed t-o—yeas 41, nays 110, as follow: ,

YRS—Messrs. Ancona, Bergen, Brooks, Clianler, Cofi'roih, Davis, Dawson, Denison, Eldridge, Finck, Glossbrenner Goodyear, Grider, Griswr ld, Hale, A.Harding, Hogan, E. N’Hubbell, Kerr, Kuykendul', Marshall, Marvin, McCullough, Nihlack, NichoLx-on, Nnell, Phelps, S. J. Randall, Riller, Rogers, Ross, Rousseau, Shanklin, Silgrcaves, Sirouse, Taber, Taylor, Thornton, Trimble, Winfield, Wight—41.

Nivs—Messrs. Alley, Allison, Aines, Anderson, Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Barker, Baxter, Benjamin, Bidwell, Binglinm ,Blnine, Blow, Boutwell. Brandt-gee, Broomull, Bucklnnd, Bandy, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Conkling, Cook, Cullom, Durling,Dsfrees,Dclnno,Deming,Donnelly,Dumont,Eckley,Eggleston, Eliot, Fnrnsworth, Farqiihar, Ferry, Garfield, Grinnel l, Abner G. Harding, Hart, Hayes, Highy, Holmes, Hooper, llotclikiss, Demos lilibbard,jr., John ii. Hubbard, James R.llubbell, Hiilhurd, James Humphrey, Iflgt'l‘SOII,JelleBfl, Julian, Kelley, Kelso Ketcliam, Luflin, Latham, George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence, Loan, Lougyear, Lynch, Murston, McClurg, McKee, McRuer, Mercur, Moorhead, Morrill, Morris, Moulton, Myers, Nswell, O‘Neill, Orth, Pains, Patterson, Perbam, Pike, Price, Raymond, Alexander 11. Rice, John H. Rice, Sawyer, Schenck, Shellnbarger, Sloan, r‘pnlding, Stevens, Thayer, Francis Thomas, John L. Thomas, jr., 'l‘rowbridge, Van Aerrinm. Burt Van Horn, Warner, Ellihu 13. Washbume, Henry D. Waslilmrn, Wm. B. Wasliburn, Welker, Wentwurth, Williams, James F. Wilson, Stephen E. Wilson, Windom, Woodbridge—IIO.

And on_motion of Mr. Conkling, its further consideration was postponed until the second Tuesday in April.

There was no further vote on it.


February 13—Mr. Fessenden reported the same resolution, which was laid over, and not again considered.

Report Concerning Tennessee. In House.

March 5, 1866—Mr. Bingliain reported from tilie Select Joint Committee on Reconstruction tiis '

J oin‘Resolution concerning the State of Tennessee. _

Resolved, &c., That whereas the people of Tennessee have made known to the Congress of the United States their desire that the constitutional relations heretofore existing between them and the United States may be fully established, and did, on tho twentysecond day of February, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, by a large popular vote, adopt- and ratify s. constitution of government, republican in form and not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States, and a State government has been organized under the provisions thereof, which said provisions andthe laws passed in pursuance thereof proclaim and denote loyalty to the Union; and whereas the people of Tennessee are found to be ina condition to exercise the functions of a State within this Union, and can only exercise the same by the consent of the law-making power of the United States: Therefore, the State of Tennessee is hereby declared to be one of the United States of America, on an equal footing with the other States, upon the express condition that the people of Tennessee wi l maintain and enforce, in good faith, their existing constitution and laws, excluding those who have been engaged in rebellion against the United States from the exercise of the elective franchise, for the respective periods of time therein provided for, and shall exclude the same

ersons for the like respective periods of time rein eligibility to ofieo; and the State of Tennessee shall never assume or pay any debt or obligation contracted or incurred in aid of the late rebellitm; nor shall said State ever in any manner claim from the United States or make any allowance or compensation for slaves emanci ated or liberated in any way whatever; w ichconditions shall/be ratified by the Legislature of Tennessee, or the people thereof, as the Lflegislature may direct, before this act shall take e ect.

The resolution was ordered to be printed, and was recommitted to the committee, and has not been voted on, up tethe time this page goes to press.

Payment of Rebel Debt.

December 19, 1865—Mr. James F. Wilson reorth from the Committee on the Judiciary the ollowing joint resolution to amend the Consti—

tution of the United States:

Be it resolved b the Senate and House of

Representatives of t e United States in Congress assembled, (two-thirds of both Houses concur

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* Died March 28,1866. His successor,(zleorge F.Edmunds, qualified April 5, 1866.

‘ TVnted—yeus 21, uays ‘il—nnt entitled to a seat in the Senate, Blurch 27, 1866. The vote on the amendment declaring him not-entitled was as tollow:

Yeas—Means. Brown, chandler, Clark, Conness, Cragin, Creswell. Fessenden, Grimes, Howard, llowo, Kirkwood, Laneot'lndiauu, Nye, Pomcroy, Ramsey, Sherman, Sprogue, Sumner, Wade, “illisms. Wilson. Yates—22.

Nuts—Messrs. Aumony, Bzu-lculnw, Uownn, Davis, Doolittle, Guthne, Harris, Henderson, HendricksJohnson. Lune of Kansas, MrDouaalt, Morgan, Nesmilh, Norton, Poland, Riddle, Sautsoury, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Willey—21.


Missouri—B. Gratz Brown, John B. Hendemon.

Michigan—Zachariah Chandler, Jacob M. Howard.

Iowa—James W. Grimes, Samuel J. Kirkwood.*

Wisconsin—James R. Doolittle, Timothy 0. Howe. '

California—John Conness, James A. McDougall.

Minnesota—Daniel S. Norton, Alexander Ram

sey. _

Oregon—James W. Nesmith, George H. Williams.

Kansas—Samuel C. Pomeroy, James H. Lane.

West Virginia—Peter G. Van Winkle, Waitman T. Willey.

Nevada—J ames W. Nye, William M. Stewart.

Senators Chosen from the late Insurrectionsry States.

Alabama—Lewis E. Parsons, George S. Houston.

Arkansas—Elisha Baxter, William D. Snow.

Florida—William Marvin, Wilkerson Call.

Georgia—Alexander H. Stephens, Herschel V. Johnson.

Louisiana—Randall Hunt, Henry Bo ce. (R. King Cutler and Michael Hahn aso claim under a former election in October, 1864.)

.leississippi—William L. Sharkey, James L. Alcorn.

North Carolina—William A. Graham, John Pool. '

South Carolina—Benjamin F. Perry, John L. Mannin .

Tennessee—David T. Patterson, Joseph S. Fowler.

Tcxas— '

Virginia—John C. Underwood, Joseph Segar.


Mr. A. H. Stephens was a delegate from Georgia to the convention which framed the “ Confederate" constitution, and was Vice President of the “Confederacy” until its downfall. Mr. Hv V. Johnson wasa senator in the rebel congress in the first and second congresses, as was Mr. Graham, from North Carolina. Mr. Pool was a senator in the Legislature of North Carolina. Mr. Perry was a “Confederate States" judge. Mr. Manning was a volunteer aid to

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General Beauregard at Fort Sumter and Manas. sas., Mr. Alcorn was in the Mississippi militia. House of Representatives.

SCHUYLER Conrax, of Indiana, Speaker.

Edward McPherson, of Pennsylvania, Clerk.

Maine—John L nch, Sidney Perham, James G. Blaine, John Rice, Frederick A. Pike.

New Hampshire—Gilman Marston, Edward H. Rollins, James W. Patterson.

Vermont—Frederick E. Woodbridge, Justin S. Morrill, Portus Baxter.

Massachusetts—Thomas D. Eliot, Oakes Ames, Alexander H. Rice, Samuel Hooper, John B. Alley, Nathaniel P. Banks, George S. Boutwell, John D. Baldwin, William B. Washburn, Henry L. Dawes.

Rhoda Island—Thomas A. J enckes, Nathan F. Dixon.

Connecticut—Henry C. Deming, Samuel L. Warner, Augustus Brandegee, John H. Hubbard.

Nefl York—Stephen Taber, Tennis G. Ber en, James Humphrey*, Morgan Jones, Ne son Taylor, Henry J. Raymond, John W. Chanler, James Brooks—1', William A. Darling, William Radford, Charles H. Winfield, John H. Ketcham, Edwin N. Hubbell, Charles Goodyear, John A. Griswold, Robert S. Hale, Calvin T. Hulburd, James M. Marvin, Demas Hubbard, Jr., Addison H. Laflin, Roscoe Coukliug, Sidney T. Holmes, Thomas T. Davis, Theodore M. Pomero , Daniel Morris, Giles W. Hotchkiss, Hami ton Ward, Roswell Hart, Burt Van Horn, James M. Humphrey, Henry Van Aernam.

New Jersey—John F. Starr, William A. Newell, Charles Sit reaves, Andrew J. Rogers, Edwin R. V. Wrig t.

Pennsylvania—Samuel J. Randall, Charles O’Neill, Leonard M ers, William D. Kelley, M. ‘Russell Thayer, enjamin M. Boyer, John M. Broomall, Sydenham E. Ancona, Thaddeus Stevens, Myer Strouse, Philip Johnson, Charles Denison, Ulysses Mercur, George F. Miller, Adam J. Glossbrenner, Alexander H. CoffrothI, Abraham A. Barker, Stephen F. Wil~ son, Glenni W. Scofield, Charles V. Culver, John L. Dawson, James K. Moorhead, Thomas Williams, George V. Lawrence.

Delaware—John A. Nicholson.

Maryland—Hiram McCullough, John L. Thomas, J r., Charles E. Phelps, Francis Thomas, Benjamin G. Harris.

Ohio—Benjamin Eggleston, Rutherford B. Hayes, Robert C. Sc ienck, William Lawrence, Francis C. Le Blond, Reader W. Clarke, Sam~ uel Shellabarger, James R. Hubbell, Ral h P. Buckland, James M. Ashley, Hezekia S. Bundy, William E. Finck, Columbus Delano, Martin Welker, Tobias A. Plants, John A. Bingham, Ephraim R. Eckley, Rul'us P. Spalding, James A. Garfield. .

Kentucky—Lawrence S. Trimble, Burwcll C. Ritter, Henry Grider, Aaron Harding, Lovell H. Rousseau. Green Clav Smith, George S.

Shanklin, William H. Randall, Samuel McKee.


‘Dicd June 16, 1866. f Unseated April 6, 1866, and William E. Dodge qualified as his successor. Admitted to a seat on primafucic case February 19, 1866. uly 9.--Comrnittce reported in favor of Wm. H. Koontz, contestant. ‘


Indiana—William E. Niblack, Michael G. Kerr, Ralph Hill, John H. Farquhar, Geor e W. Julian, Ebenezer Dumont, Daniel W. Woothees,* Godlove S. Orth, Schuyler Colfax, Joseph H. Defrees, Thomas N. Stillwell.

Illinois—John Wentworth, John F. Farnsworth, Ellihu B. Washburne, Abner C. Harding, Ebon C. Ingersoll, Burton 0. Cook, Henry P. H. Bromwell, Shelby M. Cullom, Lewis W. Ross, Anthony Thornton, Samuel S. Marshall, J ehu Baker, Andrew J. Kuykendall, Samuel W. Moulton. ,

Missouri—John Ho an, Henry T. Blow, Thomas E. Noell, John 1.. Kelso, Jose h W. McClurg, Robert T. Van Horn, enjamin F. Loan, John F. Benjamin, George W. Anderson.

.Michz'gan—Fernando C. Beaman, Charles Upson, John W. Longyear, Thomas W. Ferry, Rowland E. Trowbridge, John F. Dri s.

Iowa—James F. Wilson, Hiram Price, William B.Allison, Josiah B. Grinnell, John A. Kasson, Asahel W. Hubbard.

Wisconsin—Halbert E. Paine, Ithamar C. Sloan, Amasa Cobb, Charles A. Eldridge, Philetus Sawyer, Walter D. McIndoe.

California—Donald C. McRuer, William Higby, John Bidwell.

Minnfsota~William Windom, Ignatius Donnel y.

Oregon—James H. D. Henderson.

Kansas—Sidney Clarke.

West Virginia—Chester D. Hubbard, George R. Latham, Kellian V. Whaley.

Nevada—Delos R. Aslrley.

Members chosen in the late Insurrectionary States.

Alabama—C. C. Langdon, George C. Freeman, Gen. Cullen A. Battle, Joseph W. Taylor, B. T. Pope, Thomas J. Foster.

Arkansas—William Byers, George H. Kyle, James M. Johnson.

Florida—F. McLeod.

Georgia—Solomon Cohen, Gen. Philig) Cook, Hugh Buchanan, E. G. Cabiness, J. . Matthews, J. H. Christy, Gen. W. T. Wofford.

Louisiana—Louis St. Martin, Jacob Barker, Robert C. Wickliife, John E. King, John S. Ray. (Henry C. Warmoth claims seat as delegate, unde iversal suffrage election.)

Mississippi—Col. Arthur E. Re nolds, Col. Richard A. Pinson, James T. Harrison, A. M. West, E. G. Peyton.

North Carolinw—Jesse R. Stubbs, Charles C. Clark, Thomas C. Fuller, Col'. Josiah Turner, Jr., Bedford Brown, S. H. \Valkup, Alex. H. Jones;

South Carolina—Col. John D. Kennedy, William Aiken, Gen. Samuel McGowan, James Farrow.

Tennessee—Nathaniel G. Taylor, Horace Maynard, William B. Stokes, Edmund Cooper, William B. Campbell, Samuel M. Arnell, Isaac R. Hawkins, John W. Leftwich.


Virginia—W. H. B. Custis, Lucius H. Chandler, B. Johnson Barbour, Robert Ridgway, Beverly A. Davis, Alex. H. H. Stuart, Robert Y. Conrad, Daniel H. Hoge.


* Unseated February 23, 1866, and Henry D. Washburn qualified as his successor.

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service; Mr. Harrison was a member of the rebel rovisional congress.

and a representative in the second rebel congress; Mr. Brown was a member of the State convention which passed the secession ordinance in 1861, and voted for it.

Of the South Carolina delegation, Mr. Kennedy was colonel and Mr. McGowan brigadiei general in the rebel army; Mr. Farrow was a representative in the first and second rebel cont gresses.

Of the Virginia delegation, Messrs. Stuart and Conrad were members of the secession con

Of tie North Carolina delegation, Mr. Fuller I vention of Virginia, in 1861, and continued to was a re resentative in the first rebel congress, ‘ participate after the passage of the ordinance f

and Mr. ‘urner was a colonel in the rebel army,

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