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Portsmouth, in the State of New Hampshire, praying additional compensation.

Ordered, That the said petitions and memorials be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. Parrott: The memorial of the Kansas half-breed Indians, praying Congress to settle their title to lands in said Territory; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

By Mr. Burnett: The memorial of citizens of Kentucky, praying Congress to authorize the appointment of inspectors of boilers and hulls at Paducah, in said State.

By Mr. Maynard: The petition of Shade Calloway-heretofore referred February 27, 1856.

By Mr.Burnett: The memorial of citizens of the State of Kentuckyheretofore referred January 28, 1859.

Ordered, That the said memorials and petition be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. William Smith: The petition of John S. Chauncey, George Minor, and John W. Patterson-heretofore referred January 14, 1859.

By Mr. Burnett: Two memorials of citizens of the State of Kentucky, praying for the establishment of an additional United States district court-heretofore referred December 16, 1858.

Ordered, That the said petition and memorials be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Burch: The petition of Richard Cheney-heretofore referred December 9, 1858; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

By Mr. Wade: The petition of Harriet Beard, widow of James Beard-heretofore referred January 4, 1859.

By Mr. Woodson: The petition of William H. Russell-heretofore referred December 18, 1858.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Nelson: The petition of James McDaniel, administrator of Margaret McDaniel, widow of John McDaniel, praying for arrearages of pension.

By Mr. Gartrell: The petition of Jane Bird, widow of Thomas Bird, praying pension under act of February 3, 1853, and arrears of pension under act of 1832.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. Lovejoy: The petition of Anthony Schandler-heretofore referred January 27, 1859; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

By Mr. Beale: The report, together with the papers, in the case of Jeremiah M. Williams and others, heirs of Thomas Williams-heretofore referred February 19, 1858.

By Mr. Walton: The petition of W. F. Purcell and others, heirs of Andrew Russell-heretofore referred June 2, 1858.

By Mr. Nixon: The petition of Catherine Beatty, heir of Barnt De Klynn-heretofore referred February 1, 1858.

By Mr. Walton: The petition of John Williams, administrator of Caroline Mariah Fierer, heir of Charles Fierer, praying commutation pay for services rendered duri g the revolutionary war.

By Mr. Keitt: The petition of William Stafford, heir of Colonel William Stafford, praying commutation pay for services rendered during the revolutionary war.

By Mr. Boteler: The petition of Henry Bedinger and others, heirs of Daniel Bedinger-heretofore referred January 5, 1859

By Mr. Nixon: The petition of the orphan children of Colonel Philip Johnson-heretofore referred April 29, 1858.

By Mr. Adrain: The petition of Eliza M. Evans, heir of Colonel Anthony White-heretofore referred December 14, 1858.

Ordered, That the said papers and petitions be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

By Mr. Florence: The memorial of citizens of the State of Pennsyl. vania, praying for a pension to William Roberts, a soldier of the war of 1812.

By Mr. Beale: The petition of citizens of the State of New York, praying pensions to soldiers of the war of 1812.

By Mr. Isaac I. Stevens: The memorial of Jacob T. Smith, praying an increase of pension for injuries sustained during the Mexican war.

By Mr. Florence: The petition of Phoebe Ann Shockley, widow of Nehemiah Shockley—heretofore referred January 4, 1859.

By Mr. Maynard: The petition of James Lacey-heretofore referred January 6, 1858.

By Mr. Florence: The petition of Henry Miller-heretofore referred January 13, 1858.

Ordered, That the said memorials and petitions be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Mallory: The memorial of John D. Colmesnil, praying compensation for carrying the mails between Louisville, Kentucky, and New Orleans, Louisiana.

By Mr. Windom: The memorial of the legislature of the State of Minnesota, asking the establishment of a mail-route from La Crosse, in the State of Wisconsin to Shelbyville, in the State of Minnesota.

By Mr. William Kellogg: The petition of editors and publishers, in the State of Illinois, asking a change in the postal laws.

By Mr. Clemens: The petition of Alexander Hayes-heretofore referred December 14, 1857.

By Mr. Parrott: The petition of citizens of Kansas and Nebraska, asking an appropriation of twenty thousand dollars for the construction of a wagon road from White Cloud, in Kansas, to Fort Kearny, in Nebraska Territory;

Also, the petitions of citizens of Kansas and Nebraska, praying for a mail-route from Dayton to Pawnee;

Also, for a tri-weekly mail from Raysville to Pawnee;
Also, for a mail between Kansas Territory and the State of Texas;
Also, for a mail-route from Leavenworth City and Fort Scott.

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Ordered, That the said memorials and petitions be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. James Craig: The memorial of Barrow, Porter, and Crenshaw, praying indemnity for Indian depredations; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Duell gave notice, under the rule, of his intention to move for leave to introduce bills, as follows, viz:

A bill for the relief of the personal representatives of Daniel Brown, deceased;

Also, a bill for the relief Lizur B. Canfield, of the county of Cortland, in the State of New York;

Also, a bill for the relief of Joseph Bates, of the county of Cortland, in the State of New York.

The Speaker appointed Mr. Beale, in the place of Mr. Train, who is absent, a member, on the part of the House, of the joint committee on the inauguration of the equestrian statue of Washington.

Mr. John B. Clark, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 212) for the relief of William W. Compton; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Hoard, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the Committee of Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Joseph E. Johnson, in behalf of the heirs of Almon W. Babbit, and that the same be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Fouke, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 213) to incorporate the United States Agricultural Society; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Duell, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 214) for the relief of Charles W. Brooks, of New York; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Mr. Miles submitted, as a question of privilege, the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That a select committee, consisting of three members, be appointed by the Speaker to inquire into the expediency of removing the benches or seats from the hall and replacing the chairs and desks, and also the length of time and cost which it will require to make such change, and that said committee have leave to report at any time; and that in the meantime the Doorkeeper be directed to enforce the order of the House at the last Congress in regard to said chairs and desks.

After debate,
Mr. Miles moved the previous question.
Pending which,

Mr. Pettit moved that the resolution be laid on the table; which motion was disagreed to.

A division of the question on the said resolution having been called for,

The Speaker decided that it was not divisible under the rule.
From this decision of the Chair Mr. McQueen appealed.

jon pen recur the maition waren bere on

And the question being put, Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the judgment of the House ?

It was decided in the affirmative.
So the decision of the Chair was sustained.

The question then recurring on the demand for the previous ques. tion, it was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the said resolution was agreed to.

Mr. Miles 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.

The Speaker thereupon appointed Mr. Miles, Mr. John G. Davis, and Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne the committee under the said resolution.

Mr. Keitt, by unanimous consent, from the joint committee on the inauguration of the equestrian statue of Washington, reported a joint resolution (H. Res. 8) making an appropriation for inaugurating the equestrian statue of Washington; which was read a first and second time.

The House having, by unanimous consent, proceeded to its consideration,

Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time.
Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Keitt 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 joint resolution.

The hour to which the election of a Printer was postponed having arrived,

Mr. Sherman moved that said election be further postponed until Monday next.

And the question being put,
It was decided in the affirmative, 7 Navs................... 32

Yeas.................. 90 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
Cyrus Aldrich
John B. Alloy
William C. Anderson
Elijah Babbitt
Charles L. Beale
John A. Bingham
Samuel S. Blair
Harrison G. Blake
William D. Brayton
James Buffinton
Anson Burlingame
Alfred A. Burnham
Silas M. Burroughs
Martin Butterfield
James H. Campbell
John Carey
Luther C. Carter
Charles Case

Mr. Schuyler Colfax

Roscoe Conkling
H. Winter Davis
Henry L. Dawes
R. Holland Duell
W. McKee Dunn
Sidney Edgerton
Thomas M. Edwards
Thomas D. Eliot
Alfred Ely
Emerson Etheridge
John F. Farnsworth
Reuben E. Fenton
Orris S. Ferry
Stephen C. Foster
Augustus Frank
Daniel W. Gooch
Galusha A. Grow
John A. Gurley
James T. Hale

Mr. John B. Haskin

William Helmick
Charles B. Hoard
James Humphrey
John Hutchins
William Irvine
Benjamin F. Junkin
Francis W. Kellogg
William Kellogg
David Kilgore
John W. Killinger
M. Lindley Lee
Dwight Loomis
Owen Lovejoy
Gilman Marston
James B. McKean
Robert McKnight
Edward McPherson
William Millward
James K. Moorhead

Mr. Justin S. Morrill

Edward Joy Morris
Freeman H. Morse
George W. Palme-
John U. Pettit
Albert G. Porter
John F. Potter
Christopher Robinson
Homer E. Royce
John Schwartz

Mr. Charles B. Sedgwick

John Sherman
Elbridge G. Spaulding
Francis E. Spinner
Thaddeus Stevens
Eli Thayer
Thomas C. Theaker
Cydnor B. Tompkins
Carey A. Trimble
Charles H. Van Wyck

Mr. Edward Wade

E. P. Walton
Cadwalader C. Washbura
Ellihu B. Washbuuu
Israel Washburn, jr.
Alfred Wells
James Wilson
William Windom
John Wood
John Woodruff.

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. Willian Allen

Thomas L. Anderson
John D. Ashmore
William T. Avery
William Barksdale
Thomas J. Barr
J. R. Barrett
Thomas S. Bocock
Alexander R. Boteler
John E. Bouligny
William W. Boyce
George Briggs
Francis M. Bristow
John C. Burch
Henry C. Burnett
John B. Clark
David Clopton
Williamson R. W. Cobb
John Cochrane
Samuel S. Cox
James Craig
Jabez L. M. Curry
Thomas G. Davidson
Daniel C. De Jarnette
Henry A. Edmundson
Thomas B. Florence
Muscoe R. H. Garnett
Lucius J. Gartrell

Mr. John A. Gilmer

Andrew J. Hamilton
Thomas Hardeman, jr.
Robert Hatton
Joshua Hill
Thomas C. Hindman
George S. Houston
William Howard
James Jackson
John J. Jones
Lawrence M. Keitt
Jacob M. Kunkel
Lucius Q. C. Lamar
John M. Landrum
Shelton F. Leake
John A. Logan
Peter E. Love
William B. Maclay
Charles D. Martin
Elbert S. Martin
Horace Maynard
John A. McClernand
Jonn McQueen
John J. McRae
W. Porcher Miles
John S. Millson
William Montgomery

Mr. Laban T. Moore

Sydenham Moore
Isaac N. Morris
Thomas A. R. Nelson
Samuel O. Peyton
John S. Phelps
Roger A. Pryor
James M. Quarles
John H. Reagan
Jetur R. Riggs
James C. Robinson
Thomas Ruffin
Albert Rust
Daniel E. Sickles
Otho R. Singleton
William Smith
William N. H. Smith
James A. Stallworth
William B. Stokes
Lansing Stout
Miles Taylor
James H. Thomas
Clement L. Vallandighim
Zebulon B. Vance
Edwin H. Webster
Warren Winslow
Samuel H. Woodson.

So it was ordered that the election of a Printer be further postponed until Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Maynard, Ordered, That when the House adjourns, it adjourn until Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Sherman, by unanimous consent, the House pro. ceeded to the consideration of the business on the Speaker's table.

When

Executive communications were laid before the House as follows, viz:

I. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting lists of the clerks and other persons in his department during the year 1859; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

II. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a statement of the contingent expenses of his department during the last fiscal year; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

A resolution of the Senate of the following title, viz:

S. Res. 11. A resolution for the relief of commander H. J. Hartstene, of the United States navy;

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