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YEAs–Messrs. Cole, Davis, Henderson, Morton, Pomeroy, Robertson, Ross, Spencer-8.

£ nthony, Cattell, Conkling, Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Diron, Edmunds, Ferry, Fessenden, Frelinghuysen, Grimes, Harlan, Harris, IIoward, McDonald, Mörgun, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Nye, Osborn, Patterson of New Hampshire, Sawyer. Sher‘man, Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, iipton, Wade, Warner, Welch, Willey, Williams, Wilson—34.

The bill, as amended by the report of the Committee on Finance, was then passed—yeas 30, nays 16, as follow:

YEAs–Messrs. Abbott, Cattell, Conkling, Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Dixon, Fdmunds, Ferry, Fessenden, Frelinghuysen. Grimes. Harlan, Harris, Howard, Morgan, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Nye, Patterson of New Hampshire, Robertson, Sawyer, Sherman, Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Willey, Williams, Wilson–3).

NAY's—Messrs. Cole, Davis, Doolittle, Fowler, Henderson, Hendricks, McCreery, McDonald, Morton, Osborn, Patterson of Tennessee, Pomeroy, Ross, Spencer, Wade, Welch–16.

The title was amended so as to read “An act

in relation to the public debt.” March 2–The House non-concurred in the amendments of the Senate, and a committee of conference (Messrs. Schenck, Allison, and Niblack) appointed. Same day–The Senate insisted on its amendments, and appointed Messrs. Sherman, Williams, and Morton a conference committee.

March 3–The committee reported the following bill: AN ACT to strengthen the public credit, and re

lating to contracts for the payment of coin.

Be it enacted, &c., That in order to remove any doubt as to the purpose of the Government to discharge all just obligations to the public creditors, and to settle conflicting questions and interpretations of the laws by virtue of which such obligations have been contracted, it is hereby provided and declared, that the faith of the United States is solemnly pledged to the payment in coin, or its equivalent, of all the obligations of the United States not bearing interest known as United States notes, and of all the interest-bearing obligations of the United States except in cases where the law authorizing the issue of any such obligation has expressly provided that the same may be paid in lawful money or other currency than gold and silver But none of said interest bearing obligations not already due shall be redeemed or paid before maturity, unless at such time United States notes shall be convertible into coin at the option of the holder or unless at such time bonds of the United States bearing a lower rate of interest than the bonds to be redeemed can be sold at par in coin. And the United States also solemnly pledges its faith to make provision at the earliest practica

ble period for the redemption of the United States notes in coin. SEC 2. That any contract hereafter made specifically payable in coin, and the consideration of which may be a loan of coin, or a sale of property, or the rendering of labor or service of any kind, the price of which, as carried into the contract, may have been adjusted on the basis of the coin value thereof at the time of such sale or the rendering of such service or labor, shall be legal and valid, and may be enforced according to is terms; and on the trial of a suit brought for the enforcement of any such contract, proof of the real consideration may be given. Same day—The Senate agreed to the report— yeas 31, nays 24, as follow:

YEAs–Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Cameron, Cattell, Chandlor, Conkling. Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Dixon, Drake, Eimunds, Ferry, Fessenden, Frelinghuysen, Harris. Howard, Morgan, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Nye, Patterson of New Hampshire, Ramsey, Sherman. Sewart, Sumner, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Warner, Willey, Williams—31.

NAYs–Messrs. Bayard, Buckalew, Cole, Davis, Doolittle, Fowler, Hendricks, 1...ellogg, McCrcery, McDonald, Morton, Norton, Osborn, Patterson of Tennessee, Robertson, Ross, Sawyer, Spencer, Sprague, Thayer, Tipton, Vickers, Wade, Whyte—24.

Same day—The House adopted the reportyeas 117, nays 59, (not voting 48) as follow:

YzAs–Messrs. Allison, Ames, Arnell. Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Artell. Bailey, Barnes, Barnum, Baaman, Benjamin, Benton, Bingham Blair, Boutwell, Bowen, Boyden, Brooks, Broomall, Buckley, Cake, Callis, Chanter, Churchill, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Clift, Corley, Cornell, Cullom, Dawes, Dickey, Dixon, Dodge, Eckley, Thomas D. Eliot, James T. Elliott, Ferriss, Ferry, Fields, Garfield, Gove, Griswold, Halsey, #. Heaton, Hirby, Hill, Hooper, Hotchkiss, Richard D. Hubbard, Hulburd, Jenckes, Alexander II Jones, Judd, Julian, Kellogg, Kelsey, Retcham, Laflin, Lash, George V. Lawrence, Lincoln, Logan, Lynch, Mallory, Marvin, Maynard. McCarthy, M. Ree, Mercur, Miller, Moore, Moorhead, £ Mullins, Myers, Newsham, Norris, O'Neill, Paine, Perham, Peters, Phelps, Pile, Plants, Poland, Price. Prince, Raum, Robertson, Robinson, Roots, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Shellabarger, Smith, Starkweather, Stevens, Stewart, Stover, Sypher, Taber, Taylor, Trowbridge, Twichell, Upson, liturt Van Horn, Van Wyck, Ward, Cadwa'ader C. Washburn. Will am B. Washburn, Welker, Whittemore, James F Wilson, Woodbridge–117.

NAYS-Messrs. Adams, Archer, Baker, Beat v, Beck, Boyer, Dromwell, Burr, Benjamin F Butler. Roderick R. Butler, Cary, Cobb, Coburn. Cook, Deweese, Dockery, Donnelly, Eggleston, Eldridge, Farn worth, Getz, Gollada", Goss, Haight, Iarding, Hawkins, i/olman, IIopkins, IIunter, Ingersoll, Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, Kerr, Rinott, William Lawrence, Marshall, McCormick, McCullough, Mungen, Niblack. Orth, Pruin, Randall, Ross, Shanks. Sitgreaves, Stone, Thomas, Tift, Trimble, Van Aarn im, Van Auken. Van Trump, Henry D. Washburn, William Williams, Stephen F. Wilson, Wood, Woodward, Young—50.

The President (Johnson) “pocketed” the bill. [For other votes on this subject in first session, Forty-First Congress, see a subsequent chapter.]

TENURE-OF-0FFICE ACT.

Fortieth Congress, Third Session. IN Hous E. 1869, January 11–A bill to repeal an act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices, passed March 2, 1867,” was introduced by Mr. II. D. Washburn, and read a first and second time. The previous question on the engrossment of the bill was ordered—yeas 116, nays 47; and the bill was ordered engrossed, and was read a third time. It was then passed-yeas 121, nays 47, not voting 53, as follow :

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YEAs—Messrs. Allison, Anderson, Axtell, Bailey, Baldwin, Banks, Larnum, Beaman, Beck, Bingham, Blaine, Blair, Boutwell, 1}owen, işoydon, Buckley, Burr, Benjamin F. Butler, Roderick R. Butler, Callis, Cary, Chanter, Reader W. Ciarke, Sidney Clarke, Clift, Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Corley, Cornell, Cullom, Dawes, Deweese, Dixon, Driggs, Eckley. Eldridge, Thomas D. Eliot, Fields, Fox, Getz, Glossbrenner, Golladay, Goss, Gove, Griswold, Grover, Haight, Halsey, Haughey, Heaton. Hooper, Hopkins, Hotchkiss, Humphrey, Hunter, Ingersoll, Johnson, Alexander H. Jones, Thomas Jones, Judd, Julian. Ixelley, Kellogg, Kerr, Ketcham Knott, Lash, George V. Lawrence, Lincoln. Loughridge, Mallory, Marvin, McCormick, McCullough, Miller, £ comb, Niblack, Nicholson, Norris, O'Neill, Paine, Peters, Pettis, Phelps, Plants, Price, Prince. Robertson, Robinson, Roots, Sawyer, Scofield, Sitgreaves, Spalding. Starkweather, Stevens, Stewart, Stone, Stover, Sypher, Taber, Thomas, Titt, Trimble, # Twichell, Van Auken, Van Trump, Vidal, Ellihu B. Washburne, Henry D. Washburn, William Williams, James F. Wilson, John T. Wil on, # F. Wilson, Windom, Woodbridge, Woodward, '#:

NAYs—Messrs. Ames, Arnell, Delos R. Ashley, Baker, Beatty, Benjamin, Benton, Boles, Bromwell, Buckland, Churêhill, Delano, Ela, Farnsworth, Ferriss, French, Garfield. Harding, Higby, Jenckes, Kelsey, Kitchen, Laflin, Maynard, McCarthy, McKee, Mercur, Moore, Moorhead, Morrell, Mullins, Newsham, Perham, Pike, Poland, Polsley, Pomeroy, Schenck, Shanks, Shellabarger, Stokes, Taffe, John Trimble, Upson, Ward, Welker, Whittemore—47.

NoT VoIING-Messrs. Adams, Archer, James M. Ashley, Darnes, Blackburn, Boyer, Brooks, Broomall, Cake, Covode, Dickey, Dockery, Dodge, Donnelly, Edwards, Eggleston, Ferry, Gravely, Hamilton, Hawkins, Hill, IIolman, Asahel W. Hubbard, Chester D. Hubbard, Richard D. Hubbard, Hulburd, Koontz, William Lawrence, Loan, Logan, Lynch, Marshall, Morrissey, Myers, Nunn, Orth, Pierce, Pile. Pruyn, Randall, Raum, Ross, Selye, Smith. Taylor, Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Van Wyck. Cadwalader C. Washburn, William B. Washburn, Thomas Williams, Wood53.

IN SENATE.

No direct vote was reached on the above bill in the Senate... And pending the legislative appropriation lullMarch 2–Mr. Morton moved as an additional section the IIouse repealing bill. Mr. Sumner offered the following substitute for that amendulent: That the first section of the act entitled “An act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices,” passed March 2, 1867, is hereby amended so as to read as fellows: “That every person holding any civil office to which he has been appointed by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and every person who shall hereafter be appointed to any such office and shall become duly qualified to act therein, is and shall be entitled to hold such office until a successor shall have been in like manner appointed and duly qualified, except as herein otherwise provided. “SEC. — That the second section of such act is hereby amended so as to read as follows: That it shall be lawful for the President, whenever, during a recess of the Senate, in his opinion the public good shall require it, to suspend any officer appointed as aforesaid, excepting judges of the United States courts and to designate some suitable person to perform temporarily the duties of such office '' the next meeting of the Senate, and until the matter shall be acted upon by the Senate; and such person so designated shall take the oaths and give the bonds required by law to be taken and given by the person duly appointed

to fill such office; and in case of such suspension, it shall be the duty of the President, within twenty days after the first day of such next meeting of the Senate, to report to the Senate such suspension, with the name of the person so designated to perform the duties of such office; and if the Senate shall concur in such suspension, and advise and consent to the removal of such officer, they shall so certify to the President, who ma thereupon remove such officer, and by and £ the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint another person to such office; but if the Senate shall refuse to concur in such suspension the officer so suspended shall forth with resume the funcuions of his office and the powers of the person so performing its duties in his stead shall cease; and the official salary and emoluments of such officer shall during such suspension belong to the person so performing the duties thereof and not to the officer so suspended: Provided, however, that the President may, in his discretion, before reporting such suspension to the Senate as above provided, revoke the same, and reinstate such officer in the performance of the duties of his office. “SEC – That no person shall hold nor shall he receive salary or compensation for performing the duties of more than one office or place of trust or profit under the Constitution or laws of the United States at the same time, whether such office or place be civil, military, or naval; and any person holding any such office or place who shall accept or hold any other office or place of trust or profit under the Constitution or laws of the United States shall be deemed to have vacated the office or place which he heid at the time of such acceptance. “SEC.— That nothing in the foregoing section shall be construed to prevent such designations or appointments of officers to perform temporarily the duties of other officers as are or may be authorized by law, nor to prevent such appointments or designations to office or duty as are required by law to be made from the army or navy. “SEC. — That the penalties provided in the act to which this is an amendment shall apply to violations of this act. Which was not agreed to—yeas 17, nays 32, as follow: YEAs-Messrs. Chandler, £ Cragin, Harlan, Harris, Howard, Howe, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Patterson of New £y. Sawyer, Sprague, Sumner, Welch, Willey, Williams—17, NAYs-Messrs. Abbott, Cameron, Cattell, Cole, Conness, Corbett, Dixon, Drake, Ferry, Frelinghuysen, Grimes, Henderson, McDonald, Morgan, Morton, Nye, Osborn, Pomeroy, Pool, Robertson, Ross, Sherman, Spencer, Thayer, Tipton, Trumbull. Van Winkle, Vickers, Wade, Warner, Whyte, Wilson-32. The amendment offered by Mr. Morton was then disagreed to—yeas 22, nays 26, as follow: YEAs–Messrs. Cole, Conness, Dixon. Drake, Grimes, Henderson, # McDonald, Morgan, Morton,,Osborn, Pomeroy. Pool, Ramsey, Robertson, Ross, Sherman, Thayer, Van Winkle, Vickers, Warner, Whyte-22. NArs—Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Cameron; Chandler, Corlett. Cragin, Ferry, Frelinghuysen, Iarlan, Harris, How.urd, Howe, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Patte‘son of New Hampshire, Sawyer, Spencer Sprague, Sumnar, Tipton, Trumbull, Wade, Welch, Willey, Williams, Wilson—26. [For further votes on this subject, see a sub

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A REsoIUTION proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, (two thirds of both houses concurring,) That the following article be proposed to the legislatures of the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which, when ratified by three-fourths of said legislatures, shall be valid as part of the Constitution, namely:

ARTICLE XV.

SEC. 1. The right of citizens of the United states to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. SEC 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. SCHUYLER Co.LFAx, Speaker of the House of Representatives. B. F. WADE, President of the Senate pro tempore. Attest: EDwD. McPHERSON, Clerk of House of Representatives. GEO. C. GoRHAM, Secretary of Senate United States.

The Final Vote

IN SENATE.

1869, February 26–The report of the committee of conference, recommending the passage of the amendment as printed above was agreed to—yeas 39, nays 13, as follow :

YEAs—Messrs. Anthony, Cattell, Chandler, Cole, Conkling, Conness, Cragin, Drake, Ferry. Fessenden, Frelinghuysen, Harlan, Harris, Howard, Howe, Kellogg, McDonald, Morgan, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Morton, Nye, Osborn, Patterson of New Hampshire. Ramsey, Rice. Robertson, Sherman, Stewart, Thayer, '' Trumbull, Van Winkle, Wade, Warner, Welch, Willey, Williams, Wilson—39. NAYs–Messrs. Bayard, Buckalew, Davis, Dixon, Doolittle, Fowler, Hendricks, McCreery, Norton, Patterson of Tennessee, Pool, Vickers, Whyte—13.

February 25–The House concurred-yeas 144, nays 44, (not voting 35) as follow:

YEAs—Messrs. Allison, Ames, Anderson, Arnell, Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Bailey, Baker, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Benjamin, Benton, Bingham, Blaine, Blair, Boutwell, Bowen, Boyden, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckley, Benjamin F. Butler, Roderick R. Butler, Callis, Churchill, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Clift, Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Corley, Cornell, Cóvode, Cullom, Dawes, Dickey, Dodge, Donnelly, Driggs, Eckley, Eggleston, Ela, Thomas D. Eliot, James T. Elliott, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Ferry, Fields, French, Garfield, Goss, Gove, Gravely, Griswold, Hamilton, Harding, Haughey, Heaton, "# Hill, Hooper, Hopkins, Chester D. Hubbard, Hulburd, Hunter, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Alexander H. Jones, Judd, Julian, Kelley, Rellogg, Kelsey, Ketcham, Kitchen, Koontz, Laflin, Lash. William Lawrence, Logan, Lynch, Marvin, Maynard, £ l,

McKee, Mercur, Miller, Moore, Moorhead. Morre Mullins, Myers, Newsham, Norris, Nunn, O'Neill, Orth,

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Paine, Perham, Peters, Pettis, Pike, Plants, Poland,
Pomeroy, Price, Prince, Raum, Robertson, Roots, Saw-
yer, Scofield, Shanks, Shellabarger, Smith, £pa'ding,
Starkweather, Stevens, Stewart, Stokes, Stover, Tatle,
Thomas, Trimble, Trowbridge, Twichell. Upson, Van
Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Ward,
Cadwalder C. Washburn, Henry D. Washburn, William
B. Washburn, Welker, Whittemore. Thomas Williams,
William Williams, James F. Wilson, John T. Wilson,
Windom, Mr. Speaker Colfax–144.
NAYs—Messrs. Archer, Aartell, Barnes, Beck, Boyer,
Brooks, Burr, Cary, Chanter, Eldridge, Fox, Getz, Gloss-
brenner, Golladay, Grover, Haight, Hawkins, Holman,
Hotchkiss, Richard D. Hubbard, Humphrey, Johnson,
Thomas L. Jones, Kerr, Knott, Loughridge, Mallory,
Marshall, McCormick, McCullough, Mungen, Niblack,
Nicholson, Phelps, Pruyn, Robinson, Ross, Stone, Taber,
Van Auken, Van Trump, Wood, Woodward, Young-14.
This subject engaged a large share of attention
during the third session of the Fortieth Congress.
The various votes and proceedings upon it are
subjoined in the order of the date of occurrence.

The House Joint Resolution, (H. R. 402.)

IN Hous E.

1869, January 30–The House passed the amendment in these words:

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

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, (two-thirds of both houses concurring.) That the following article be proposed to the legislatures of the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which, when ratified by three-fourths of said legislatures, shall be held as part of said Constitution, namely:

ARTICLE

SEC. 1. The right of any citizen of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of race, color, or previous condition of slavery of any citizen or class of citizens of the United States.

SEC. 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce by appropriate legislation the provisions of this article.

The vote was yeas 150, nays 42, not voting 31, as follow :

YEAs—Messrs. Allison, Arnell, Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Bailey, Baldwin, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Benjamin, Benton, Blackburn, Blaine, Blair, Boles, Boutwell, Bowen, Boyden, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckland, £ Benjamin ...F. Butler, Calie, Callis, Churchill, Sidney Clarke, Clift, Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Corley, Covode, Cullom, Dawes, Delano, Deweese, Dockery, Dodge, Donnelly, Driggs, Eckley, Edwards. Eggleston, Ela, Thomas D. Eliot, James T. Elliott, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Ferry, Fields. French, Garfield, Goss, Gove, Gravely, Griswold, Halsey, Hamilton, Harding, Haughey, Heaton, # Hooper, Hopkins, Chester D. Hubbard, Hulburd, Hünter, Jenckes, Alexandor H. Jones, Judd, Julian, kelley, £, Ret cham, Koontz, Laflin, Lash, George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence. £incoln, Loan, Logan, Loughridge, Lyuch, Marvin, Maynard, McKee, Mercur, Miller,

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'Moore, Moorhead, Morrell, Mullins, Myers, Newcomb,
Newsham, Norris, Nunn, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Perham,
Peters, Pierce, Pike, Pile, Plants, Poland, Price, Prince,
Raum, Robertson, Roots, Sawyer, Scofield, Selye,
Shanks, Shellabarger, Smith, Spalding, Starkweather,
Stewart, Stokes, Stover, Taffe, Taylor. Thomas, John
Trimble, Trowbridge, Twichell. Upson, Van Aernam,
Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Van Wyck, Ward,
Cadwalader C. Washburn. Henry D. Washburn, William
B. Washburn, Welker, Whittemore, Thomas Williams,
William Williams, James F. Wilson, John T. Wilson,
Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, and Mr. Speaker Colfax
-100.
NAYs–Messrs. Archer, Artell, Baker, Barnum, Beck,
Bingham, Boyer, Brooks, Burr, Car, Chanler, Fox, Getz,
Golladay, Grover, Haight, Hawkins, Hotchkiss, Hunt-
phrey, Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, Kerr, Knott, Marshall,
McCormick, Mungen, Niblack, Nicholson, Phelps. Polsley,
Pruyn. Randall, Robinson, Ross, Sitgreaves, Stone, Taber,
Tifi Van Auken, Van Trump, Woodward. Young—12.
*or VoTING—Messrs. Adams, Ames, Anderson. Barnes,
Roderick R. Butler, Reader W. Clarke, Cornell, #
Dixon, Eldridge, Glossbrenner, Hill, Holman, Asahel W.
Hubbard, Richard D. Hubbard, Ingersoll, Kitchen, Mal-
lory, McCarthy, McCullough, Morrissey, Pettis, Pomeroy,
Schenck, Stevens, Sypher. Lawrence S. Trimble, Vidal,
Ellihu B. Washburne, Wood, Woodbridge-31.

The Previous Votes, Same day—An amendment by Mr. Bingham, and an amendment to the amendment by Mr. Shellabarger pending, the House voted as follows upon them: Mr. Bingham's amendment was to substitute the following for the first section of the said joint resolution: No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge or deny to any male citizen of the United States of sound mind and twenty-one years of age or upward the exercise of the elective franchise at all elections in the State wherein he shall have actually resided for a period of one year next preceding such election, (subject to such £ laws and laws prescribing local residence as the State may enact,) except such of said citizens as shall engage in rebellion or insurrection, or who may have been, or shali be, duly convicted of treason or other infamous crimes. Mr. Shellabarger's amendment to the amendment was to strike out the above, and insert what follows: No State shall make or enforce any law which shali deny or abridge to any male citizen of the United States of the age of twenty-one years or over, and who is of sound mind, an equal vote at all elections in the State in which he shall have such actual residence as shall be prescribed by law, except to such as have engaged or may hereafter engage in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, and to such as shall be duly convicted of treason, felony, or other infamous crime. Mr. Shellabarger's amendment to the amendment was disagreed to—yeas 62, nays 125, not voting 35, as follow : YEAs–Messrs. Delos R. Ashley, Baldwin, Beamtin, Beatty. Benton, Boles, Bowen, Broomall, Buckland, Cake. Clift, Cobb. Coburn, Cullom, Dawes. Delano, Eckley, Eggleston, Ela, James T. Elliott, French, Gravely, Hamilton Hawkins, Hooper, Chester D. Hubbard, Judd, Julian, Kelley, Kelsey, George W. Lawrence, William Lawrence, Loan, #". Maynard. Mullins, Newsham, Norris. O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Plants, Polsley, Price, Prince, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Shanks. Shellabarer, Starkweather, Stokes, Sypher. Twichell, Robert T. an Horn, Ward, Cadwalader C. Washburn, Henry D. Washburn, William B. Washburn, Welker, Whittemore, Thomas Williams—62. NAYs–Messrs. Allison, Archer, Arnell, James M.Ash

ley, Axtell, Bailey, Baker, Banks, Barnum, Beck, Benja-
min, Bingham, Blaine, Blair, Boutwell, Boyden, Boyer,
Bromwell, Brooks, Burr, Benjamin F. Butler, Callis,
Cary, Chanler, Churchill, Sidney Clarke, Cook, Corley,
Covode, Deweese, Dockery, Dodge, Donnelly, Driggs,
Edwards, Eldridge, Thomas I), Eliot, Ferriss, Ferry,
Fields, For, Garfield, Getz, Golladay, Goss, Gove, Gris-
wold, Grover, Haight, Halsey, Harding, Haughey, Hea-
ton, Higby, Hopkins, Hotchkiss, Hui'urd, Humphrey,
Hunter, Jenckes, Johnson, Alexander H. Jones, Thomas
L. Jones, Kerr, Ketcham, Knott, Roontz, Laflin, Lash,
Lincoln, Loughridge, Marshall, Marvin, McCormick,
McCullough, McKee, Mercur, Miller, Moore, Morrell,
Mungen, Myers, Newcomb, Niblack, Nicholson, Nunn,
Perham, Peters, Phelps, Pierce, Pike, Pile, Poland,
Pruyn, Randall, Raum, Robertson, Robinson, Roots, Ross,
Sitgreaves, Smith, Spalding, Stewart, Stone, Stover, Taber,
Taife, Taylor, Thomas, Tift.John Trimble, Trowbridge,
Upson, Van Aernam, Van Auken. Burt Van Horn, Van
Trump, Van Wyck, John T. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson,
Windom, Woodbridge, Woodward, Young—128.
Not Voting–Messrs. Adams, Ames, Anderson, Barnes,
Blackburn, Buckley, Roderick R. Butler, Reader W.
Clarke, Cornell, Dickey, Dixon, Farnsworth, Glossbren-
ner. Hill, IHolman, Asahel W. Hubbard, Richard D. Hub-
bard, Ingersoll, Kellogg, Kitchen, Lynch, Mallory, Mc-
Carthy, Moorhead, Morrissey, Pettis, Pomerov, Selye,
Stevens, Lawrence S. Trimble, Vidal, Ellihu B. Wash-
burne, William Williams, James F. Wilson, Wood—35.

The amendment of Mr. Bingham was then disagreed to–yeas 24, nays 160, not voting 38, as follow :

YEAs–Messrs. Artell, Baker, Bingham, Brooks, Deweese, Dockery, Eldridge, Garfield, Haight, Heaton, Hotchkiss, Alexander H. Jones, McCullough, !": Plants, Robinson, Ross, Spalding, Stewart, Stone, Tift, John T. Wilson, Woodward, Young—24.

NAYs–Messrs. Allison, Arnell, Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Bailey, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Beck, Benjamin, Benton, Blaine, Blair, Boles, Boutwell, Bowen, Boyden, Boyer, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckland, Buckley, Burr. Benjamin F. Butler, Cake, Callis, Cary, Chanter, Churchill, Sidney Clarke. Clift, Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Corley, Covode, Cullom, Dawes, Delano, Donnelly, Driggs, Eckley, Eggleston, Ela, Thomas D. Eliot, James T. Elliott, Ferriss, Ferry, Fields, Fox. French, Getz, Golladay, Goss, Gove, Gravely, Griswold, Grover, Halsey, Hamilton, Harding, Hawkins, Higby, Hooper, Hopkins, Chester D. Hubbard, Hulburd, Humphrey, Hunter, Jenckes, Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, Judd, Julian, Kelley, Kellogg, Kelsey, Kerr, Ketcham, Koontz, Laflin, Lash, George V Lawrence, William Lawrence, Lincoln, Loan, Logan, Loughridge, Lynch, Marshall, Marvin, Maynard, McCormick, McKee, Mercur, Miller, Moore, Moorhead, Morrell, Mullins, Mungen, Myers, Newcomb, Newsham, Niblack, Nicholson, Norris, Nunn, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Perham, Peters, Pierce, Pike, Poland, Polsley, Price, Prince, Pruyn, Randall, Raum, Robertson, Roots, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Selye, Shanks, Shellabarger, Sitgreaves, Smith, Starkweather, Stokes, Stover, Sypher, Taber, Taffe, Taylor, Thomas, Trowbridge, Twichell, Upson, Van Aernam, Van Auken, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Van Trump, Van Wyck, Ward, Cadwalader C. Washburn, Henry D. Washburn, William B. Washburn, Welker, Whittemore, Thomas Williams, William Williams, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, Woodbridge—160.

Nor Voting–Messrs. Adams, Ames, Anderson, Archer, Baldwin, Barnes. Barnum, Blackburn, Roderick R. Butler, Reader. W. Clarke, Cornell, Dickey, Dixon, Dodge, Edwards, Farnsworth, Glossbrenner, Haughey, Hill, Holman, Asahel W. Hubbard, Richard D. Hubbard, Ingersoll. Kitchen, Knott, Mallory, McCarthy, Morrissey, Pettis, Pile, Pomerov, Stevens, John Trimble, Lawrence S. Trimble, Vidal, Ellihu B. Washburne, James F. Wilson, Wood—38.

The resolution was then engrossed and read a third time—yeas 144, nays 45, not voting 33, and passed as above.

Proceedings upon it in the Senate

IN SENATE. In Committee of the Whole, February 3—Mr. Stewart moved to amend by substituting the following in place of the House resolution: SEC. 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote and hold office shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. February 8–Mr. Williams moved to amend the amendment by striking out all after the words “section 1,” and inserting: Congress shall have power to abolish or modify any restrictions upon the right to vote or hold office prescribed by the constitution or laws of

"' hich was disagreed to. Mr. Drake moved to substitute for the amendment of Mr. Stewart the following: No citizen of the United States shall, on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude be, by the United States or by any State, denied the right to vote or hold office. Which was disagreed to. Mr. Howard moved to substitute for the amendment of Mr. Stewart the following: Citizens of the United States of African descent shall have the same right to vote and hold office in States and Territories as other citizens, electors of the most numerous branch of their respective legislatures. Which was disagreed to—yeas 16, nays 35, as follow :

YEAs—Messsrs. Anthony, Chandler, Cole, Corbett, Cragin, Ferry. Harlan, Howard, Norton, Patterson of New £ Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Wade, Welch, Williams—16.

NAYs–Messrs. Abbott, Bayard, Buckalew, Cameron, Cattell, Doolittle, Drake, Edmunds. Frelinghuysen, Harris, Hendricks, Howe, ixellogg, McCreery, McDonald, Morgan, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Nye, Patterson of Tennessee, Ramsey, Rice, Saulsbury, Saw#' tewart, Trumbull, Van Winkle,

- Yates—35.

ickers, Warner, Whyte, Willey, Wilson, Mr. Warner moved to substitute for the amendment of Mr. Stewart the following: The right of citizens of the United States to hold office shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of property, race, color, or previous condition of servitude; and every male citizen of the United States of the age of twenty-years or over, and who is of sound mind, shall have an equal vote at all elections in the State in which he shall have actually resided for a period of one year next preceding such election, except such as may hereafter engage in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, and such as shall be duly convicted of treason, felony, or other infamous crime. Which was disagreed to. February 9–Mr. Wilson moved to amend by substituting the following: There shall be no discrimination in any State among the citizens of the United States in the exercise of the elective franchise in any election therein, or in the qualifications for office in any State, on account of race, color, nativity, property, education or religious belief. Which was disagreed to–yeas 19, nays 24, as follow :

YEAs-Messrs. Cattell, Conness, Grimes, Harlan, Harris, Howe, McDonald. Morton, Ramsey, Ross. Sawyer, Sherman, Sumner. Van Winkle, Wade, Welch, Wils liams, Wilson, Welker-19.

NAYs—Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Bayard. Cole, Conkling, Corbett, Davis, Dixon, Fessenden, Fowler, Frelinghuysen, Howard, Morgan, Morrill of Vermont, Norton, ' Patterson of Tennessee, Rice, Robertson, Spencer, Stewart, Trumbull, Vickers, Willey—24.

Mr. Sawyer moved to amend by substituting the following: The right to vote and hold office in the United States and the several States and Territories shall belong to all male citizens of the United States who are twenty-one years old, and who have not been, and shall not be, duly convicted of treason or other infamous crime: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall deprive the several States of the right to make such registration laws as shall be deemed necessary to guard the purity of elections, and to fix the terms of residence which shall precede the exercise of the right to vote: And provided, That the United States and the several States shall have the right to fix the age and other qualifications for office under their respective jurisdictions, which said registration laws, terms of residence, age, and other qualifications shall be uniformly applicable to all male citizens of the United States. Which was disagreed to. Mr. Henderson moved to add to Mr. Stewart's amendment the following: Nor shall such right to vote, after the first day of January, 1872, be denied or abridged for offences now committed, unless the party to : affected shall have been duly convicted thereoi. Which was disagreed to. Mr. Fowler moved to amend by substituting the following: All the male citizens of the United States, residents of the several States now or hereafter comprehended in the Union, of the age of twenty-one years and upward, shall be entitled to an equal vote in all elections in the State wherein they shall reside, the period of such residence as a qualification for voting to be decided by each State, except such citizens as shall £ in rebellion or insurrection, or shall be duly convicted of treason or other infamous crime. Which was disagreed to—yeas 9, nays 35, as follow : YE as–Messrs. Bayard, Cragin, Dixon, Fowler, Potterson of Tennessee, Ross, Sherman, Van Winkle, Wil": *—Merr. Abbott, Anthony, Cattell, Cole, Conkling, Conness, Corbett, Davis, Drake, Ferry, Frelinghuysen, Harlan, Harris, Howard, McDonald, Morgan, Morrill of Vermont, Morton, Nye, Patterson of New Hampshire, Pool, Ramsey, Rice, Robertson, Sawyer, Spencer, Stewart, Tipton, Trumbuil, Vickers, Wade, Welch, Willey, Williams, Yates—35. On motion of Mr. Conness, the word “or" after the words “United States,” where it occurs the second time in the pending amendment, was made to read “nor.” Mr. Vickers moved to add to Mr. Stewart's amendment the following: Nor shall the right to vote be denied or abridged because of participation in the recent rebellion. Which was disagreed to–yeas 21, nays 32, as follow : YEAs–Messrs. Bayard. Buckalew, Davis, Dixon, Doo. little. Ferry, Fowler, Grimes, Harlan, Hendricks, McGreery, N. rton, Patterson of Tennessee, Pool, Ramsey, £, Sawyer, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Wickers, Nays–Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Cattell, Cole, Conkling, Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Drake, Fessenden. Fre:

linghuysen, Harris, Howard, Howe, Morgan, Morrill of Vermont, Morton, Nye, fatterson of New Hamp

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