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Mr. Henderson moved to amend the first sec. I ble period for the redemption of the United States tion so as to make it read as follows:
notes in coin. That it is hereby provided and declared that Sec 2. That any contract hereafter made spethe faith of the United States is solemnly pledged cifically, payable in coin, and the consideration to an early resumption of specie paymeni by the of which tmay be a loan of coin, or a sale of Government in order that conflicting questions property, or the rendering of labor or särvice of touching the mode of discharging the public in- any kivd, the price of wbich, as carried into the debtedness may be settled and that ihe same contract, may have been adjusted on the basis of may be paid in gold.
the coin value thereof at the time of such sale or Which was not agreed to-yeas 8, nays 34, as legal and valid, and may be enforced according
the rendering of such service or labor, shall be follow:
to is terms; and on the trial of a suit brought Yeas, Messrs. Cole, Davis, Henderson, Morton, Pom-for the enforcement of any such contract, proof eroy, Robertson, Ross, Spencer-8.
Nays-Anthony, Catteli, Conkling, Conness, Corbett, of the real consideration may be given.
YEAS-Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Cameron, Cattell, man, Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, 'l ipton, Wade, Warner, Chandler, Conkling; Conness, Corbett, Crazin. Diron, Welch, Willey, Williams, Wilson-34.
Drako, Eimunds, Ferry, Fe.seenden. Frelinghuysen,
Harris. Hcrard, Morgan, Morrill of Maino, Morrill of The bill, as amended by the report of the Com- Vermont, Nye, Patterson of New Hampshire, Ramsey, mittee on Finance, was then passed-yeas 30, Serman Siewart, Sumner, Trumbull, Van Winkle,
Warner, Willey, Williams-31. nays 16, as follow:
N13_Nessrs. Bayard, Buckalev, Cole, Davis, Doolittle, Y848-Messrs. Abbott, Cattell, Conkling, Conness, Fowler, Hendricks, Kellogg, McCreery, McDonald, MorCorbett, Cragin, Dixon, Edmunds, Ferry, Fessenden, ton, Norton, Osborn, Patterson of Tenne-see, RobertFrelinghuysun, Grimes, Harlan. Harris, Howaru, Mor- son, Ross, Sawyer, Spencer, Sprague, Thayer, Tipton, gan, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Nye, PatterVickers, Wade, Whyte-24. son of New Hampshire, Robertson, Sawyer, Sherman, Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Willoy, Williams,
Same day—The House adopted the report-Wilson-30).
yeas 117. nays 59, (not voting 48,) as follow: NAIS-Messrs. Cole, Davis, Doolittle, Fowler, Henderson, Hendricks, McCreery, McDonald, Morton, Osborn, ley, James M. Ashley, Aztell. Bailey, Barnes, Barnum,
YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Arnell, Delos R. AshPatterson of Tennessee, Pomeroy, Ross, Spencer, Wade, Braman, Benjamin, Benton, Bingham Blair, Boutwell, Welch-16.
Bow.'nBoyden, Brooks, Brnomall, Buckley, Cake, The title was amended so as to read “ An act Callis, Chanler, Churchill
, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney in relation to the public debt."
Clarke, Clit, Corley, Cornell, Cullom, Dawes, Dickey,
Dixon, Dodge, Eckley, Thomas D. Eliot, James T. March 2--The House non-concurred in the Elliott, Ferrisa, Ferry, Fields, Garfield, Gove, Grisamendments of the Senate, and a committee of Hotchkiss, Richard D.' Hubbard. Hulburd, Jenckes,
wold, Halsey, laughey, Heaton, Hizby, Hill, Hooper, conference (Messrs. Schenck, Allison, and Nib. Alexander Il Jones, Judd, Julian. Kellogs, Kelsey lack) appointed.
Ketcham, Laflin, Lash, George V. Lawrence, Lincoln, Same day- The Senate insisted on its amerd. M. Kre, Mercur, Miller, Moore, Moorhead, Morrell,
Logan, Lynch, Mallory, Marvin, Maynard. McCarthy, ments, and appointed Messrs. Sherman, Williams, Mullins, Myers, Newsham, Norris O'Neill, Paine, Perand Morton a conference committee.
ham, Peters, Phelps, Pile, Plants, Poland, Price. Prince,
Raum, Robertson, Robinson, Roots, Sawyer, Schenck, March 3— The committee reported the follow- Scofield, Shellabarzer. Smith, Starkweather, Stevens, ing bill:
Stewart, Sinver, Sypher, Taber, Taylor, Trowbridge,
Twichell, Upson. Birt Van Horn, Van Wyck, Ward, An Act to strengthen the public credit, and re- Cadwalader C. Washburn. Will am B. Wa-hburn, Wels lating to contracts for the payment of coin.
ker, Whittemore, James F Wilson, Woodbridge-117.
NAY3-Messrs. Adams, Archer, Baker, Beatty, Beck, Be it enacted, &c., That in order to remove Boyer, Bromwell, Burr, Benjamin F Butler. Roderick any doubt as to the purpose of the Government R. Du ler, Cary, Cobb, Coburn. Cook, Deweese. Dockto discharge all just obligations to the public Gollada", Goss, Haight, Harding, 'Hawiins, j'olman, creditors, and to settle conflicting questions and llopkins, llunter, Ingersoll, Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, interpretations of the laws by viriue of which Kerr, knott, William Lawrence, Mirshall, alcCormick, such'obligations have been contracted, it is shanks. Sitgreaves, Stone, Thomas, Tift, Trimble, Van
M'cr'ullmigh, Alungen, Niblack, Orth, Prum, Randall, Ross, hereby provided and declared, that the faith of Anrum, Van Auken. Van Trump, Henry D. Washburn, the United States is solemnly pledged to the William Williams, Stephen F. Wilson, Wood, Woodward,
payment in coin, or its equivalent, of all the obligations of the United States not bearing
The President (Johnson)"pocketed” the bill. interest known as United States notes, and of [For other votes on this subject in first session, all the interest-bearing obligations of the United Forty-First Congress, see a subsequent chapter.] States except in cases where the law authorizing the issu4 of any such obligation has expressly
TENURE-OT-OFFICE ACT. provided that the same may be paid in lawful Fortieth Congress, Third Session. money or other currency than gold and silver
IN HOUSE But none of said interest bearing obligations not already due shall be redeemed or paid
1869. January 11-A bill to repeal an act maturity, unless at such time United States notes regulating the tenure of certain civil offices, passed shall be convertible into coin at the option of the March 2, 1867, * was introduced by Mr. H. D. holder. or unless at such vinne bonds of the United Washburn, aud read a first and second time. States bearing a lower rate of interest than the lhe previous question on the engrossinent of the bonds to be redeemed can be sold at par in coin. And the United States also solemnly pledges its litical Manual for 1867, pp. 60, 61; and Hand Book of
* For copy of the act, and votes on passage, see Po. faith to make provision at the earliest practica- | Politics, pp. 176, 177.
bill was ordered-yeas 116, pays 47; and the I to fill such office; and in case of such suspension, it bill was ordered engrossed, and was read a third shall be the duty of the President, wiibin twenty time. It was then passed-yeas 121, nayo 47, days after the first day of such next meeting of not voting 53, as follow:
the Senate, to report to the Senate such suspenYLAS—Messrs. Allison, Anderson, Axtell, Bailey, Bald- sion, with the name of the person so designated win, Banks, Larnum, Beaman, Beck, Bingham, Blaine, to perform the duties of such office; and if the jamin F. Bauler Röderick R. Lutler, Callis, Cary, Chan Senate shall concur in such suspension, and ad. ler, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Clift, Cobb, Coburn, vise and consent to the removal of such officer, Cook, Corley, Cornell. Cullom. Dawes, Deweese, Dixon, they shall so certify to the President, who may Driggs. Echtley, Eldridge, Thomas D. Eliot: Fields: thereupon remove such officer, and. by and with Grover, Haight, Halsey, Haughey, Heaton. Hooper, the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint Hopkins, Hotchkiss, Humphrey Hunter, Ingersoll, John another person to such office; but if the Senate son, Alexander H. Jones, Thomas L. Joncs; Judd, shall reluse 10 concur in sach suspension the Julian. Kelley, Kellogg, Kerr, Ketcham Knott, Lash, George V. Lawrence, Lincoln Loughridge, Mallory, officer so suspended shall forth with resume the Marvin, McCormick, McCullough, Miller: Mungen, New functions of his olhice and the powers of the percomb, Aiblack, Nicholson, Norris, O'Neill Paine, Peters: son so performing its duties in his stead shall son, Roots, Sawyer, Scofield, Sitgreaves, Spalding Stark- cease; and the official salary and emoluments of weather, Stevens, Stewart, Stone, Stover, Sypher. Taber, such officer shall during such suspension belong Auken, Van Trump, Vidal, Ellihu B. Washburne, Henry to the person so performing the duties thereof D. Washburn, William Williams, James F. Wilson, and not to the officer so suspended: Provided, John T. Wil on, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, Wood- however, that the President may, in his discre
Nars-Messrs. Ames, Årnell, Delos R. Ashley, Baker, tion, before reporting such suspension to the
Not Voting-Messrs. Adams, Archer, James M. Ashley, trust or profit under the Constitution or laws of
of such acceptance.
“Sec.—. That nothing in the foregoing section No direct vote was reached on the above bill shall be construed to prevent such designations in the Senate. And pending the legislative ap- or appointments of officers to perform tempopropriation loll
rarily the duties of other officers as are or may March 2–Mr. Morton moved as an additional be authorized by law, nor to prevent such apsection the Ilouse repe ng bill.
pointments or designations to office or duty as Mr. Sumner offered the follo ving substitute are required by law to be made from the army for that amendoient:
or navy That the first section of the act ontitled "An
That the penalties provided in the act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices," act to which this is an amendinent shall apply passed Marcli 2, 1867, is hereby annended so as
to violations of this act. to read as follows: " That every person holding Which was not agreed to--yeas 17, nays 32, any civil office to which he has been appointed as follow: by and with the advice and consent of the Sen- YEAS-Messrs. Chandler, Conkling, Cragin, Harlan, ate, and every person who shall bereafter be ap. Harris, Howard, Howe, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of pointed to any such office and shall become duly Vermont, Patterson of New Hampshire, Ramsey, Sawqualified to act therein, is and shall be entitled yer, Sprague, Sumner, Welch, Willey, Williams—7.
NAYS-Messrs. Abbott, Cameron, Cattell, Cole, Conto hold such office until a successor shall have ness, Corbett, Dixon, Drake, Ferry, Frelinghuysen, been in like manner appointed and duly quali- Grimes, Henderson, McDonald, Morgan, Morton, Nye, fied, except as herein otherwise provided. Spencer, Thayer, Tipton, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Vick
"SEO. — That the second section of such act is ers, Wade, Warner, Whyte, Wilson-32. hereby amended so as to read as follows: That The amendment offered by Mr. Morton was it shall be lawful for the President, whenever, then disagreed to-yeas 22, nays 26, as follow: during a recess of the Senate, in his opinion the YEAS-Messrs. Cole, Conness, Dixon, Drake, Grimes, public good shall require it, to suspend any officer Henderson, Kellogg, McDonald, Morgan, Morton, OsUnited States courts and to designate come suit man, Thayer, Van Winkle, Vickers, Warner, Whyte--22. able person to perform temporarily the duties of Corl ett. Cragin, Ferry, Frelinghuysen, Ilarlan, Harris, such oflice until the next ineeting of the Senate, W.url, Howe, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, and until the matter shall be acted upon by the sumu »r, Tipton, Trumbull, Wade, Welch, Willey, WilSenate; and such person so designated shall takeliams, Wilson-26 the oaths and give the bonds required by law to [For further votes on this subject, see a sabbe taken and given by the person duly appointed sequent chapter.]
XVTH CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT,
A RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to the Paine, Perham, Peters, Pettis, Piko, Plants, Poland, Constitution of the United States.
Pomeroy, Price, Prince, Raum, Robertson, Roots, Saw
yer, Scofield, shanks, Shellabarger, Smith, ispa'ding, Resolved by the Senat" and House of Repre- Starkweather, Stevens, Stewart, Stokes, Stover, Tatte, sentatives of the United Stutes of America in Con- Thomas, Trimble, Trowbridge, Twichell, Upson, Van
Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Ward, gress assembled, (lwo thirds of both houses con
Cadwalder C. Washburn, Henry D. Washburn, William curring:) That the following article be proposed B. Washburn, Welker, Whittemore, Thomas Williams, to the legislatures of the several States as an William Williams, James F. Wilson, John T. Wilson, amendment to the Constitution of the United Windom, Mr. Speaker Colfax-144.
NAY— Messrs. Archer, Axtell, Barnes, Beck, Boyer, States, which, when ratified by three-fourths of Brooks, Burr, Cary, Charler, Eldridge, Fox, Getz, Glosssaid legislatures, shall be valid as part of the brenner, Golladay, Grover, Haight, Hawkins, Tolman, Constitution, namely :
Hotchkiss, Richard D. Hubbard, Humphrey, Johnson,
Thomas L. Jones, Kerr, K’noft, Loughridge, Mallory, ARTICLE XV.
Marshall, McCormick, McCullough, Mungen, Niblack,
Nicholson, Phelps, Pruyn, Robinson, Ross, Stone, Taber, Sec. 1. The right of citizens of the United Van Auken, Van Trump, Wood, Woodward, Young-14. States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by This subject engaged a large share of attention the United States or by any State on account of during the third session of the Fortieth Congress. race, color, or previous condition of servitude. The various votes and proceedings upon it are
Sec. 2. The Congress shall have power to en- subjoined in the order of the date of occurrence. force this article by appropriate legislation. SCHUYLER Colfax,
The House Joint Resolution, (H. R. 402.)
1869, January 30—The House passed the Attest:
amendment in these words: Edwd. MCPHERSON,
Joint RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to Clerk of House of Representatives.
the Constitution of the United States. GEO. C. GORHAM,
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Secretary of Senate United States.
Representatives of the United States of America
in Congress assembled, (two-thirds of both houses Tho Final Vote
concurring.) That the following article be pro
posed to the legislatures of the several States as IN SENATE.
an amendment to the Constitution of the United 1869, February 26–The report of the com- States, which, when ratified by three-fourths of mittee of conference, recommending the passage said legislatures, shall be held as part of said of the amendment as printed above was agreed Constitution, namely: to-yeas 39, nays 13, as follow :
YEAS—Messrs. Anthony, Cattell, Chandler, Cole, Conkling, Conness, Cragin, Drake, Ferry. Fessenden, Fre
Sec. 1. The right of any citizen of the United liughuysen, Harlan, Harris, Howard, Howe, Kellogg, States to vote shall not be denied or abridged McDonald, Morgan, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Ver by the United States or any State by reason of shiro, Ramsey, Rice. Robertson, Sherman, Stewart
, race, color, or previous condition of slavery of Thayer, Tipton, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Wade, Warner, any citizen or class of citizens of the United Welch, Willey, Williams, Wilson-39.
States. Nais-Messrs. Bayard, Buckalew, Davis, Dixon, Doolittle, Fowler, IIendricks, McCreery, Norton, Patterson of
Sec. 2. The Congress shall have power to enTennessee, Pool, Vickers, Whyte-13.
force by appropriate legislation the provisions of February 25—The House concurred-yeas 144, this article. nays 44, (not voting 35,) as follow:
The vote was yeas 150, nays 42, not voting 31, YeasMessrs. Allison, Ames, Anderson, Arnell, De- as follow : los R. Ashley, Ja.nes M. Ashley, Bailey, Baker, Banks, YEAS—Messrs. Allison, Arnell, Delos R. Ashley, James Beaman, Beatty, Benjamin, Benton, Bingham, Blaine, M. Ashley, Bailey, Baldwin, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Blair, Boutwell, Bowen, Boyden, Bromwell, Broomall, Benjamin, Benton, Blackburn, Blaine, Blair, Boles, Buckley, Benjamin F. Butler, Roderick K. Butler, Cal Boutwell, Bowen, Boyden, Bromwell, Broomall, Bucklis, Churchill, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Clift, land, Buckley, Benjamin F. Butler, Cake, Callis, Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Corley, Cornell, Covode, Cullom, Churchill, Sidney Clarke, Clift, Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Dawes, Dickey, Dodge, Donnelly, Driggs, Eckley, Ego Corley, Covode, Cullom, Dawes, Delano, Deweese, gleston, Ela, Thomas D. Eliot, James T. Elliott, Farns- Dockery, Dodge, Donnelly, Driggs, Eckley, Edwards, worth, Ferriss, Ferry, Fields, French, Garfield, Goss, Eggleston, Ela, Thomas D. Eliot, James T. Elliott, Gove, Gravely, Griswold, Hamilton, Harding, Haughey, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Ferry, Fields. French, Garfield, Heaton, Higby, Hill, Hooper, Hopkins, Chester D. Goss, Gove, Gravely, Griswold, Halsey, Hamilton, Hubbard, Hulburd, Hunter, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Alex. Harding, Haughey, Heaton, Highy, Hooper, Hopkins, ander H. Jones, Judd, Julian, Kelley, Kellogg, Kelsey, Chester D. Hubbard, Hulburd, Hunter, Jenckes, AlexKetcham, Kitchen, Koontz, Laflin, Lash. William Law- andor H. Jones, Judd, Julian, Kelley, Kellogg, Kelsey, rence, Logan, Marvin, Maynard, Mc
Kelcham, ontz, Laflin, Lash, George V. Lawrence, McKee, Mercar, Miller, Moore, Moorhead, Morrell, William Lawrence, Lincoln, Loan, Logan, Loughridge, Mullins, Myers, Newsham, Norris, Nunn, O'Neill, Orth, Lyuch, Marvin, Maynard, Mckee, Mercur, Miller, B
'Moore, Moorhead, Morrell, Mullins, Myers, Newcomb, ley, Axtell, Bailey, Baker, Banks, Barnum, Beck, BenjaNewsham, Norris, Nunn, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Perham, min, Bingham, Blaine, Blair, Boutwell, Boyden, Boyer, Peters, Pierce, Pike, Pile, Plapos, Poland, Price, Prince, Bromwell, Brooks, Burr, Benjamin F. Butler, Callis, Raum, Robertson, Roots, Sawyer, Scofield, Selye, Cary, Chanler, Churchill, Sidney Clarke, Cook, Corley, Shanks, Shellabarger, Smith, Spalding, Starkweather, Covode, Deweese, Dockery, Dodge, Donnelly, Driggs, Stewart, Stokes, Stover, Taffe, Taylor, Thomas, John Edwards, Eldridge. Thomas D. Eliot, Ferriss, Ferry, Trimi lé, Trowbridge, Twichell, Upson, Van Aernam, Fields, Fox, Garfield, Getz, Golladay, Goss, Gove, GrisBurt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Van Wyck, Ward, wold, Grover, Haight, Halsey, Harding, Haughey, HeaCadwalader C. Washburn, Henry D, Washburn, William ton, Higby, Hopkins, Hotehkiss, Hulburd, Tumphrey, B. Washburn, Welker, Whittemore, Thomas Williams, Hunter, Jenckes, Johnson, Alexander H. Jones, Thomas William Williams, James F. Wilson, John T. Wilson, L. Jones, Kert', Ketcham, Knott, Koontz, Laflin, Lash, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, and Mr. Speaker Colfax Lincoln, Loughridge, Marshall, Marvin, McCormick, -150.
McCullough, McKee, Mercur, Miller, Moore, Morrell, NAYS–Messrs. Archer, Artell, Baker, Barnum, Beck, Mungen, Myers, Newcomb, Niblack, Nicholson, Nunn, Bingham, Boyer, Brooks, Burr, Cary Chanler, Fox, Getz, Perham, Peters, Phelps, Pierce, Pike, Pile, Poland, Golladav, Grover, Haight, Hawkins, Hotchkiss, Hum Pruyn, Randal, Raum, Robertson, Robinson, Roots, Ross, phrey, Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, Kerr, k'nott, Marshall, Sitgreares, Smith, Spalding, Stewart, Stone, Stover, Taber, McCormick, Mungen, Niblack Nicholson, Phelps, Polsley, Taife, Taylor, Thomas, Tift, John Trimble, Trowbridge, Pruyn, Randall, Robinson, Ross, Sitgreaves, Stone, Taber, Upson, Van Aernam, Van Auken. Burt Van Horn, Van Tift, Van Auken, Van Trump, Woodward. Young-42. Trump, Van Wyck, John T. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson,
Vor VOTING—Messrs. Adams, Ames. Anderson, Barnes, Windom, Woodbridge, Woodward, Young-128.
Carthy, Moorhead, Morrissey, Pettis, Pomeroy, Selye,
burne, William Williams, James F. Wilson, Wood-35. The Previous Votes.
The amendment of Mr. Bingham was then disSame day-An amendment by Mr. Bingham, and an amendment to the amendment by Mr, agreed to-yeas 24, nays 160, not voting 38, as
: Shellabarger pending, the House voted as fol
Yeas-Messrs. Axtell, Baker, Bingham, Brooks, Delows upon them:
weese, Dockery, Eldridge, Garfield, Haight, Heaton, Mr. Bingham's amendment was to substitute Hotchkiss, Alexander H. Jones, McCullough, Phelps, the following for the first section of the said Plants, Robinson. Ross, Spalding, Stewart, Stone, Tift,
John T. Wilson, Woodward, Young-24. joint resolution:
NAYS-Messrs. Allison, Arnell, Delos R. Ashley, James No State shall make or enforce any law which M. Ashley, Bailey, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Beck, Benshall abridge or deny to any male citizen of the jamin, Benton, Blaine, Blair, Boles, Boutwell, Bowen, United States of sound mind and twenty-one ley, Burr. Benjamin F. Butler, Cake, Callis, Cary, Chan
Boyden, Boyer, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckland, Buckyears of age or upward the exercise of the elec. ler, Churchill, Sidney Clarke, Clift, Cobh, Coburn, Cook, tive franchise at all elections in the State wherein Corley, Covode, Cullom, Dawes, Delano, Donnelly, he shall bave actually resided for a period of T. Elliott, Ferriss, Ferry, Fields, Fox. French, Getz,
Driggs, Eckley, Eggleston, Ela, Thomas D. Eliot, James one year next preceding such election, (subject Golladay, Goss, Gore, Gravely, Griswold, Grover, Halto such registration laws and laws prescribing cey, Hamilton, Harding, Hawkins, Higby, Ilooper, Hoplocal residence as the State may enact,) except Jenckes, Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, Judd, Julian, Kel
kins, Chester D. Hubbard, Hulburd, Humphrey, Hunter, such of said citizens as shall engage in rebellion ley, Kellogg, Kelsey, Kerr, Ketcham, Koontz, Laflin, or insurrection, or who inay have been, or shali Lash, George V Lawrence, William Lawrence, Lincoln, be, duly convicted of treason or other infamous Maynard, McCormick. McKee, Mereur, Miller, Moore, crimes.
Moorhead, Morrell, Mullins, Mungen, Myers, Newcomb, Mr. Shellabarger's amendinent to the amend Newsham, Niblack Nicholson, Norris, Nunn, O'Neill, ment was to strike out the above, and insert Polsley, Price, Prince, Pruyn, 'Randall, Raum, Robertwhat follows:
son, Roots, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Selye, Shanks, No State shall make or enforce any law which Shellabarger, Sitgreaves, Smith, Stark weather, Stokes, shall deny or abridge to any male citizen of the bridge, Twichell, Upson, Van Aernam, Van Auken, Burt
Stover, Sypher, Taber, Taffe, Taylor, Thomas, TrowUnited States of the age of twenty one years or Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Van Trump, Van Wyck, over, and who is of sound mind, an equal vote Ward, Cadwalader C. Washburn, Henry D. Washburn at all elections in the State in which he shall Williams, William Williams, Stephen F. Wilson, Winbave such actual residence as shall be prescribed | dom, Woodbridge-160. by law, except to such as have engaged or may Baldwin, Barnes. Barnum, Blackburn, Roderick R. But
Not Voting-Messrs. Adams, Ames, Anderson, Archer, hereafter engage in insurrection or rebellion ler, Render W. Clarke, Cornell, Dickey, Dixon, Dodge, against the United States, and to such as shall Edwards, Farnsworth, Glossbrenner, Hanghey, Hill, be duly convicted of treason, felony, or other Holman, Asahel W. Hubbard, Richard D. Hubbard, Ininfamous crime.
gersoll. Kitchen, Knott, Mallory, McCarthy, Morrissey,
Pettis, Pile, Pomeroy, Stevens, John Trimble, Lawrence Mr. Shellabarger's amendment to the amend. S. Trimble, Vidal, Ellihu B. Washburne, James F. Wil. ment was disagreed to-yeas 62, nays 125, not son, Wood38. voting 35, as follow:
The resolution was then engrossed and read a
Proceedings upon it in the Senato
In Committee of the Whole,
NAYB-Messrs. Allison, Archer, Arnell, James M. Ash- SEC. 1. The right of citizens of the United
States to vote and hold office shall not be denied Mr. Sawyer moved to amend by substituting or abridged by the United States or by any State the following: on account of race, color, or previous condition The right to vote and hold office in the United of servitude.
States and the several States and Territories shall February 8-Mr. Williams moved to amend belong to all male citizens of the United States the amendment by striking out all after the who are twenty one years old, and who have words " section 1," and inserting:
not been, and shall not be, duly convicted of Congress shall have power to abolish or modify treason or other infamous crime: Provided, any restrictions upon the right to vote or hold That nothing herein contained shall deprive the office prescribed by the constitution or laws of several States of the right to make such regis
tration laws as shall be deemed necessary to Which was disagreed to.
guard the purity of elections, and to fix ihe Mr. Drake moved to substitute for the amend terms of residence which shall precede the exment of Mr. Stewart the following:
ercise of the right to vote : And provided, That No citizen of the United States shall, on ac- the United States and the several States shall count of race, color, or previous condition of have the right to fix the age and other qualifiservitude be, by the United States or by any cations for office under their respective jurisdic. State, denied the right to vote or hold office. tions, which said registration laws, terms of Which was disagreed to.
residence, age, and other qualifications shall be Mr. Howard moved to substitute for the amend- uniformly applicable to all male citizens of the ment of Mr. Stewart the following:
United States. Citizens of the United States of African descent Which was disagreed to. shall have the same right to vote and hold office Mr. Henderson moved to add to Mr. Stewart's in States and Territories as other citizens, elec- amendment the following: tors of the most numerous branch of their re- Nor shall such right to vote, after the first spective legislatures.
day of January, 1872, be denied or abridged Which was disagreed to-yeas 16, nays 35, as for offences now committed, unless the party to follow :
be affected shall have been duly convicted thereYEAS—Messsrs. Anthony, Chandler, Cole, Corbett, of. Cragin, Ferry. Harlan, Howard, Norton, Patterson of Which was disagreed to. New Hampshire, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Wade, Welch, Williams-16.
Mr. Fowler moved to amend by substituting Nays-Messrs. Abbott, Bayard, Buckalew, Cameron, the following: Cattell, Doolittle, Drake, Edmunds. Frelinghuysen, All the male citizens of the United States, resHarris, Hendricks, Howe, Kellogg, McCreery, McDonald, Morgan, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Aye, idents of the several States now or hereafter Patterson of Tennessee, Ramsey, Rice, Saulsbury, Saw- comprehended in the Union, of the age of twen. yer, Sherman, Spencer, Stewart, Trumbull, Van Winkle, ty-one years and npward, shall be entitled to an Vickers, Warner, Whyte, Willey, Wilson, Yates_35.
Mr. Warner moved to substitute for the amend. equal yote in all elections in the State whereia ment of Mr. Stewart the following:
they shall reside, the period of such residence The right of citizens of the United States to each State, except such citizens as shall engage
as a qualification for voting to be decided by hold office shall not be denied or abridged by in rebellion or insurrection, or shall be duly the United States or any State on account of convicted of treason or other infamous crime. property, race, color, or previous condition of servitude; and every male citizen of the United
Which was disagreed to-yeas 9, nays 35, as
follow : States of the age of twenty years or over,
and who is of sound mind, shall have an equal vote
YEAS_Messrs. Bayard, Cragin, Dixon, Fowler, Potter
son of Tennessee, Řoss, Sherman, Van Winkle, Wilat all elections in the State in wbich he shall son-9. have actually resided for a period of one year ling, Conness, Corbett, "Davis, Drake, Ferry, Freling
NAY-Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Cattell, Cole, Conknext preceding such election, except such as huysen, Harlan, Harris, Howard, MeDonald, Morgan, may liereafter engage in insurrection or rebel. Morrill of Vermont, Morton, Nye, Patterson of New lion against the United States, and such as shall Hampshire, Pool, Ramsey, Rice, Robertson, Sawyer, be duly convicted of treason, felony, or other Spencer, Stewart, Tipton, Trumbull, Vichers, Wade,
Welch, Willey, Williams, Yates-35. infamous crime. Which was disagreed to.
On motion of Mr. Conness, the word "or" February 9-Mr. Wilson moved to amend by after the words." United States," where it ocsubstituting the following:
curs the second time in the pending amendment, There shall be no discrimination in any State was made to read “ nor.” among the citizens of the United States in the
Mr. Vickers moved to add to Mr. Stewart's exercise of the elective franchise in
amendment the following: election
any therein, or in the qualifications for office in any abridged because of participation in the recent
Nor shall the right to vote be denied or State, on account of race, color, nativity, property, education or religious belief.
rebellion. Which was disagreed to-yeas 19, nays 24, as
Which was disagreed to-yeas 21, nays 32 follow :
as follow: YEAS-Messrs. Cattell, Conness, Grimes, Harlan, Har- Yeas-Messrs. Bayard. Buckalm, Davis, Dirn, Doo ris, Howe, McDonald, Morton. Ramsey, Ross, Sawyer, little, Ferry, Fowler, Grimes, Harlar., Hendricks, Mo Sherman, Sumner. Van Winkle, Wade, Welch, Wild Creery, Nirtm, Patterson of Tennessee, Pool, Rainey, liams, Wilson, Welker-19.
Robertson, Sawyer, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Vickers, Nays-Messrs. Ab Anthony, Bayard, Cole, Conk Wilson-21. ling, Corbett, Davis, Dixon, Fessenden, Fowler, Fre- NAYS–Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Cattell, Cole, Conklinghuysen, Howard, Morgan, Morrill of Vermont, ling, Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Drake, Fessenden, Fre. Norton, Nye, Patterson of Tennessee, Rice, Robertson, linghuysen, Harris, Howard, Howe, Morgan, Morrill Spencer, Stewart, Trumbull, Vickers, Willey-24. of Vermont, Morton, Nye, Patterson of New Hamp..