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And then,

On motion of Mr. Hiscock, the House resolved inself 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. Wait reported that the committee, having had under consideration the bill of the House (H. R. 110) to refund to the State of Georgia certain money expended by said State for the common defense in 1777, had directed him to report the same without amendment.

The House having proceeded to its consideration,

Mr. H. G. Turner moved the previous question;
Pending which,

Mr. Valentine moved that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

The question recurring on the motion of Mr. Turner,

And being put,

The previous question was ordered; and under the operation thereof the said bill was engrossed and read the third time.

The question then being on the passage of the bill;

When

Mr. H. G. Turner moved the previous question; which was ordered.
And being put, viz:

Shall the bill pass?

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

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James K. Jones

Phineas Jones

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Those who voted in the negative are

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Henry G. Turner
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Thomas Williams

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George D. Wise.

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James W. Singleton
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Mr. Turner moved to reconsider the vote last taken, 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.

Mr. Steele, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Reform in the Civil Service, viz:

Resolved, That the Committee on Civil Service be, and is hereby, directed to inquire into and report to this House how much money was collected by the campaign managers of the Democratic party from the Cobden Club and Free Trade League for use in the elections of 1882. By unanimous consent, leave of absence was granted as follows, viz: To Mr. Mosgrove, until January 3; and

To Mr. Orth, indefinitely.

Mr. Kasson, under authority heretofore granted, submitted the views of the minority of the Committee on Ways and Means on the bill of the House (H. R. 6563) to abolish the internal-revenue tax on tobacco, snuff, cigars, cigarettes, and for other purposes; which was ordered to be printed and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, to accompany House report No. 1813.

By unanimous consent, bills were introduced, severally read twice, ordered to be printed, and referred as follows, viz:

By Mr. Browne: A bill (H. R. 6946) for the relief of Clinton D. Smith;

to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Jorgensen: A bill (H. R. 6947) to authorize the extension of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway to a point on the military lands at Fortress Monroe, Virginia;

to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting copies of accounts rendered to and settled with the First Comptroller for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1882; which was ordered to be laid on the table.

The Speaker also, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives, transmit

ting a list of all documents in the folding-room December 4, 1882, together with an inventory of all property under his control August 19, 1882; which was referred to the Committee on Accounts and ordered to be printed.

And then,

On motion of Mr. Townshend, at 4 o'clock and 5 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1882.

The following petitions and other papers were laid on the Clerk's desk, under the rule, and referred as follows, viz:

By Mr. Errett: The petition of James Lehane, relative to the appointment of quartermaster;

By Mr. Henderson: Papers relating to the claim of the heirs of Cornelius Carmody and of August Gecks;

to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Hepburn: Papers relating to the pension claim of Mrs. Jennie E. Johnson;

to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Hitt: The petition of Daniel J. Keely and 23 others, citizens of Waddam's Grove, Stephenson County, Illinois, for such revision of the tariff laws as shall place lumber and other products of the forest on the free list;

By Mr. Lacey: The petition of Charles T. Allen and 60 others, citizens of Union City, Michigan, for the repeal of the tax on banks and bankers; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Ladd: The petition of Post No. 12, Grand Army of the Republic, of Bangor, Maine, for four condemned cannon for the use of that post;

to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. D. C. Smith: The petition of J. T. Suell and others, citizens of Clinton, De Witt County, Illinois, for such revision of the tariff laws as shall place the article of lumber and other products of the forest on the free list;

By Mr. A. Herr Smith: The petition of Jacob Wolf and 120 others, citizens of West Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, for increased duty on imported tobacco;

to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. William G. Thompson: The resolution adopted by the Iowa State board of health relative to the protection of the people from yellow fever and small-pox;

to the Select Committee on the Public Health.

By Mr. Townsend: The petition of Weideman, Kent & Co., and others, of Cleveland, Ohio, to extend the time during which spirits are allowed to remain in bond before payment of tax;

to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Webber: The petition of F. S. Freeman and 48 others, citizens of Michigan, praying for an increase of pension for Alexander Kilgore; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

The following-named members appeared and took their seats, viz: Messrs. Ainslie, Bayne, Clardy, Curtin, Hazelton, House, Klotz, J.,S. Robinson, Reagan, Scoville, M. R. Wise, De Mott, and Scranton.

Mr. Pettigrew, by unanimous consent, presented a memorial of the citizens of Yankton County, Dakota Territory, asking authority to issue new bonds bearing reasonable interest to liquidate all adjudicated in

debtedness of said county; which was referred to the Committee on the Territories and ordered to be printed in the Record.

By unanimous consent, bills were introduced, severally read twice, ordered to be printed, and referred as follows, viz:

By Mr. N. J. Hammond: A bill (H. R. 6948) for the relief of Priscilla Holbrook ;

to the Committee on Pensions.

By Mr. Vance: A bill (H. R. 6949) granting arrears of pension to Daniel Lucas;

By Mr. Willits: A bill (H. R. 6950) granting a pension to J. L. Divine; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 6951) authorizing the Secretary of War to deliver to the village of Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Michigan, four condemned cannon and four cannon balls for decoration of the soldiers' monument; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Hepburn: A bill (H. R. 6952) for the relief of Mrs. Jennie E. Johnson;

to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Upson: A bill (H. R. 6953) to rectify and establish the title of the United States to the site of the military post at El Paso, Texas; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Cravens: A bill (H. R. 6954) for the relief of James Supple; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Mr. Kelley, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Ways and Means, reported the following concurrent resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That 20,000 copies of the report of the Tariff Commission be printed, 14,000 for the use of the House of Representatives and 6,000 for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Kelley moved to reconsider the vote last taken, 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 resolution.

On motion of Mr. O. R. Singleton, by unanimous consent, the bill of the Senate (S. 566) for the relief of Mrs. Mary Jane Veazie was taken from the Speaker's table, read twice, and referred to the Committee on War Claims.

Mr. Kelley, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Ways and Means, reported the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That Wednesday, the 13th of December, or any one day thereafter, after the morning hour, be set apart for the consideration of the following bills reported by the Committee on Ways and Means, and now on the Calendar of the Committee of the Whole House and the House Calendar, namely:

No. 5008. To amend sections 3244 and 3689 of the Revised Statutes of the United States.

No. 6842. To empower postmasters to administer oaths to importers of books.

No. 4997. To authorize a United States commissioner to take acknowledgments of the transfer of the bonds of the United States.

No. 5014. Relating to the exportation of tobacco, snuff, and cigars in bond, free of tax, to adjacent territory.

No. 5720. To amend section 3362 of the Revised Statutes of the United States relating to perique tobacco.

No. 3192. To permit grain brought by Canadian farmers to be ground at mills in the United States adjacent to Canadian territory under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Treasury Depart

ment.

No. 5642. To define the limitation of compensation of internal-revenue gaugers.

No. 2415. To fix the term of the office of collectors of internal revenue. Mr. Kelley moved to reconsider the vote last taken, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House the following messages from the President of the United States, heretofore received; which were severally read, ordered to be printed, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, viz:

To the Senate and House of Representatives:

I transmit herewith a communication from the Secretary of War, dated the 4th instant, and its accompanying papers, in which it is recommended that section 1216 Revised Statutes be so amended as to include in its provisions the enlisted men of the Army; and that section 1285 Revised Statutes be modified so as to read:

"A certificate of merit granted to an enlisted man for distinguished service shall entitle him thereafter to additiunal pay, at the rate of $2 per month, while he is in the military service, although such service may not be continuous."

EXECUTIVE MANSION, December 6, 1882.

CHESTER A. ARTHUR.

To the Senate and House of Representatives:

I transmit herewith a communication from the Secretary of War, dated the 4th instant, setting forth certain facts respecting the title to the peninsula of Presque Isle, at Erie, Pennsylvania, and recommending that the subject be presented to Congress with the view of legislation by that body modifying the act of May 27, 1882, entitled "An act to authorize the Secretary of War to accept the peninsula in Lake Erie opposite the harbor of Erie in the State of Pennsylvania" (17 Statutes, page 162), so as to authorize the Secretary of War to accept title to the said peninsula proffered by the marine hospital of Pennsylvania, pursuant to an act of the legislature of that State approved by the governor May 11, 1871.

EXECUTIVE MANSION, December 6, 1882.

To the Senate and House of Representatives:

CHESTER A. ARTHUR.

I transmit herewith for the consideration of Congress a communication from the Secretary of War, inclosing one from the commanding general Department of Missouri, indorsed by the division commander, urging the advisability of prompt action in the matter of perfecting the title to the site of Fort Bliss, Texas.

Accompanying also is a copy of Senate Executive Document No. 96, Forty-seventh Congress, first session, which presents fully the facts in the case as well as the character of the legislation necessary to secure to the United States proper title to the land in question.

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