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shire, Rice, Ross, Sherman, Spencer, Stewart. Sum- | amendments to “conventiong" in the States inner, Thayer, Tipton, Wade, Welch, Willey, Williams, stead of the legislatures; which was disagreed Yates-32.

Mr. Bayard moved to amend Mr. Stewart's to--yeas 11, pays 45, as follow: amendment so as to make it read:

YEAs-Messrs. Buya:d, Buckalew, Daris, Dizon, Doolittle,

Hendricks, McCreery, Patterson of Tennessee, Saulsbury, The right of citizens of United States to Vickers, Whyte-11. vote for electors of President and Vice President, NAYS-Messrs. Abbott, Cameron, Cattell, Chandler, and members of the House of Representatives of Cole, Conkling, Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Drake, Ed the United States, and hold office under the Harris, Howe, Kellogg, McDonald, Morgan, Morrill of United States, shall not be denied or abridged Maine. Morrill of Vermont, Nye, Patterson of New by the United States nor by any Siate, on ac. Sawyer, Sherman, Spencer, stewart, Sumner, Thayer, count of race, color, or previous condition of Tipton, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Wade, Warner, Weich, servitude.

Willey, Williams, Wilson, Yates-15. Which was disagreed to-yeas 12, nays 42, as Mr. Morton moved to amend by adding the follow:

following as article XVI: YEAS-Messrs. Anthony, Bayard, Buckalew, Davis, The second clause, first section, second article Dizon, Doolittle, Grimes, Hendricks, McCreery, Norton, of the Constitution of the United States shall be Sauisbury, Van Winkle-12.

Nays-Messrs. Abbott, Cattell, Cole, Conkling, Con- amended to read as follows: Each State shall apness, Corbett, Cragin, Drake, Ferry. Frelinghuysen, point, by a vote of the people thereof qualified Harlan, Harris, Howard. Howe, McDonald, Morgan, io vote for representatives in Congress, a num. Patterson of New Hampshire, Pool, Ramsey, Rice, ber of electors equal to the whole number of Robertson, Ross, Sawyer, Sherman, Spencer, Stewart, senators and representatives to which the State Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Trumbulli Vickers, Wade, may be entitled in the Congress; but no senator Warner, Welch, Willey, Williams, Wilson, Yates—42.

or representative, or person holding an office of Mr. Wilson moved to amend Mr. Stewart's trust or profit under the United States, shall be amendment by substituting for it the following appointed an elector; and the Congress shall

No discrimination shall be made in any State have power to prescribe the manner in which among the citizens of the United States in the such electors shall be chosen by the people. exercise of the elective franchise, or in the right Which was disagreed to-yeas 27, nays 29, as to hold office in any State, on account of race, follow: color, nativity, property, education, or creed.

YEAS—Messrs. Buckalew, Cattell, Dixon, Doolittle, FerWhich was agreed to-yeas 31, nays 27, as ry, Fessenden. Fowler, Grimes, Hen iricles, Kellogg, follow :

McDonald, Morton, Patterson of New Hampshire, Pool,

Rice, Ross, Sawyer, Spencer, Van Winkle, Vickers, Yeas-Messrs. Abbott, Cameron, Cattell, Conness, Wade, Warner, Welch, Whyte, Willey, Williams, WilCragin, Ferry, Grimes, Harlan, Harris. Hendricks, son-97. Howe, McDonald, Morton. Osborn, Pool, Rire, Robert

NAYS-Messrs. Abbott, Cameron, Chandler, Cole, Conk. son, Koss. Sawyer, Sherman, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, ling, Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Daris, Drake, FrelingVan Winkle, Wade, Warner, Welch, Willey, Williams, huysen, Harlan, Harris, Howe, McCreery, Morgan, MorWilson, Yates--31.

rill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Nye, Putterson of TenNays--Messrs. Anthony, Buckalew. Chandler, Cole, nessee, Ramsey, Robertson, Sherman, Sprague, StewConkling, Corbett, Dixon, Doolittle, Drake, Edmunds art, Sumner, Tipton, Trumbull, Yates—29. Fessenden, Frelinghuysen, McCreery, Morgan, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont Nye, Patterson of New Mr. Sumner then moved to strike out all after Hampshire, Patterson of Tennessee, Ramsey, Sauls- the enacting clause, and insert as follows: bury, Spencer, Sprague, Stewart, Trumbull, Vickers, Whyle-27

That the right to vote, to be voted for, and to The amendment as amended was then agreed where in the United States under any pretence

hold office, shall not be denied or abridged any. to. Mr. Corbett moved to add to the first section of race or color; and all provisions in any State

constitutions, or in any laws, State, territorial, the words: But Chinamen not born in the United States, declared null and void.

or municipal, inconsistent herewith, are hereby and Indians got taxed, shall not be deemed or

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That any made citizens, Which was disagreed to.

person who, under any pretence of race or color, Mr. Buckalew moved to add the following zen of the United States from being registered,

wilfully hinders or aitempts to hinder any citiSec. 3. That the foregoing amendment shall or from voting, or from being voted for, or from be submitted for ratification to the legislatures deter any such citizen from the exercise or en

holding office, or who attempts by menaces to of the several States the most numerous branches joyment of the rights of citizenship above menof which shall be chosen next after the passage tioned, shall be punished by a fine not less than of this resolution.

one hundred nor more than three thousand dolWhich was disagreed to-yeas 13, nays 43, as lars, or by imprisonment in the common jail for follow :

not less than thirty days nor more than one Yeas-Messrs. Bayard, Buckalew, Davis, Dixon, Doolittle, Fowler, Hendricks, McCreery, Patterson of Tennes- year. see, Sauisbury, Van Winkle, Vickers, Whyte-13. SEO. 3. And be it furtier enacted, That every Cole, Conkling, Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Drake, Ed- of voters, or in holding or conducting an elecNiys-Messrs

. Abbott, Cameron, Cattell, Chandler, person legally engaged in preparing a register Harris, Howe, Morgun, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of tion, who wilfully refuses to register the name Vermont, Morton, Nye. Patterson of New Hampshire, or to receive, count, return, or otherwise give the man. Spencer Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Trumproper legal effect to the vote of any citizen unbull, Wade, Warner, Welch, Willey, Williams, Wilson, der any pretence of race or color, shall be punYates--43.

ished by a fine not less than five hundred nor Mr. Dixon moved to amend so as to refer the more than four thousand dollars, or by imprison

new section :

Yates-19.

ment in the common jail for not less than three by him in Committee of the Whole, proposing calendar months nor inore than two years. an additional article as Article XVI, and re

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the jected, as follows: district courts of the United States shall have The second clause, first section, second article exclusive jurisdiction of all offences against this of the Constitution of the United States shall be act; and the district attorneys, marshals, and amended to read as follows: Each State shall deputy marshals, the commissioners appointed appoint, by a vote of the people thereof qualified by the circuit and territorial courts of the United to vote for representatives in Congress, a number States, with powers of arresting, imprisoning. or of electors equal to the whole number of senators bailing offenders, and every other officer specially and representatives to which the State may be empowered by the President of the United States, entitled in the Congress; but no senator or repshall be, and they are hereby, required, at the resentative, or person holding an office of trust expense of the United States, to institute pro- or profit under the United States, shall be apceedings against any, person who violates this pointed an elector, and the Congress shall have act, and cause liim to be arrested and imprisoned power to prescribe the manner in which such or bailed, as the case may be for trial before such electors shall be chosen by the people. court as by this act has cognizance of the offence. Which was agreed to-yeas 37, nays 19, as

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That every follow: citizen unlawfully deprived of any of the rights YEAS-Messrs. Buckalew, Cameron, Cattell, Cole, Conkof citizenship secured by this act under any pre- ling, Conness, Corbett, Dixon, Doolitte, Ferry, Fessentence of race or color, may maintain a suit | ald,' Morrill' of Maine, Morton, Osborn, Patterson of against any person so depriving bim, and re New Hampshire, Pool, Ramsey, Rice, Robertson, Ross, cover damages in the district court of the United Sawyer. Spencer, Thayer, Fiskers, Wade, Warner, Welch, States for the district in which such person may

Whyte, Willey, Williams, Wilson-37.

Nays-Messrs. Abbott, Chandler, Cragin, Davis, Drake, be found.

Edmunds. Frelinghuysen, Harris, Hendricles, McCrecry, Which was disagreed to-yeas 9, Days 46, as Morgan, Morrill of Vermont, Patterson of Tennessee, follow :

Saulsbury, Sherman, Stewart, Trumbull, Van Winkle, YEAS–Messrs. Edmunds, McDonald, Nye, Ross, Sumner, Thayer, Wade, Milson, Yates-9.

Mr. Wilson moved to reconsider this vote; Nare-Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Bayard, Cameron, which was disagreed to-yeas 26, nays 28, as Chandler, Cole, Conkling, Conness, Corbett, Cragin, follow: Davis, Dison, Dolitie, Drake, Ferry. Fessenden, Fowler, Frelinghuysen, Grimes, Harlan, Harris, Hendricks, YEAs-Messrs. Cameron, Cattell, Chandler. Cole, ConHowe, McCreery, Morgan, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of ness, Cragin, Drake, Edmunds, Ferry, Fessenden, Vermont, Morton. Patterson of New Hampshire, Pool, Frelinghuysen, Harris, Howe, Kellogg, Morgan, Morrill Ramsey, Rice, Robertson, Saulsbury, Sawyer. Sherman of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Nye, Ramsey, Sherman, Spencer. Sprague, Stewart, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Stewart, Thayer, Whyte, Willey, Wilson, Yates--26. Vickers, Warner, Whyte, Willey, Williams-46.

Nays-Messrs. Abbott, Buckulew, Conkling, Corbett,

Daris, Dizon, Doolittle, Fowler, Grimes. Harlan, HenThe resolution was than reported to the Sen- dricks, McDonald, Morton, Osborn, Patterson of New ate, and the question being on concurring in the Hampshire, Patterson of Tennessee, Pool, Rice, Robertamendment made in Committee of the Whole,

son, Ross, Sawyer, Spencer, Sprague, Van Winkle,

Vickers, Wade, Warner, Williams-28. Mr. Warner moved to substitute for the arti

The resolution as amended—being the substicle adopted in committee the following: Sec. 1. No State shall make or enforce any article offered by Mr. Morton—was then passed

tute offered by Mr. Wilson and the additional law which shall abridge or deny to any citizen of the United States of sound mind and -yeas 40, nays 16, as follow : over twenty-one years of age the equal exercise Cole, Conkling, conness, Cragin, Drake, Ferry, Harlan

YEAS-Messrs. Abbott, Cameron, Cattell, Chandler, of the elective franchise at all elections in the Harris, Howe, Kellogg, McDonald, Morgan, Morrill of State wherein be shall have such actual resi Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Morton, Nye, Osborn, Patdence as shall be prescribed by law, except to terson of New Hampshire, Pool, Ramsey, Rice, Robertsuch of said citizens as have engaged or shall Van Winkle, li ade, Warner, Welch, Willey, Williams, hereafter engage in rebellion or insurrection, or

Wilson, Yates-40. who may have been, or shall be, duly convicted Doolittle, Edmunds, Fowler, Grimes, Hendricks, McCreery

NAYS--Messrs. Anthony, Bayard, Corbett, Davis, Diron, of treason or other crime of the grade of felony Patterson of Tennessee, Saulsbury, Sprague, Vickers, at common law, nor shall the right to hold office Whyte16. be denied or abridged on account of race, color,

In House nativity, property, religious belief, or previous February 15—The House-having suspended condition of servitude.

the rules, yeas 126, nays 31, not voting 65-disSEC. 2. The Congress shall have power to en- agreed to the amendments made by the Senate. force this article by appropriate legislation. The first question was on the amendment substi

Which was disagreed to-yeas 5, nays 47, as tuting the following for the first section : follow :

“No discrimination shall be made in any State YEAS--Messrs. Conkling, Kellogg, McDonald, Spen- among citizens of the United States in the exercer, Warner-5. Nays— Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Buckalev, Cameron,

cise of the elective franchise or in the right to Cattell, Chandler, Cole, Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Davis, | bold office in any State on account of race, color, Dixon, Doolittle, Drake, Ferry, Fessenden, Fowler. Fre nativity, properiy, education, or creed." linghuysen, Harlan, Harris, Hendricks, Howe, McCreery, Morgan, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Nye,

Yeas 37, nay's 133, (not voting 52.) as follow : Osborn, Patterson of Tennessee, Ramsey, Rice, Robert YEAS—Messrs. Axtell, Baker, Beatty, Bingham, Buckson, Ross, Saulsbury, Sawyer, Sherman, Sprague, Stewart, land, Sidney Clarke, Coburn, Cullom, Deweese, Dickey, Thayer. Trumbull, Van Winkle, Vickers, Whyte, Willey, Dockery, Donnelly, Eggleston, Haughey, Heaton, AsaWilliams, Wilson, Yates-47,

hel W. Hubbard, Ingersoll, Kitchen, George V. Law

William Lawrence, Nunn, Orth, Pile, Plants, PoMr. Morton then offered the amendment offered land, Scofield, Shanks, Spalding, Stover, Thomas, John

rence,

ARTICLE XV.

Trimble, Robert T. Van Horn, Ward, Welker, James F. Morrill of Vermont, Morton, Nye, Patterson of New
Wilson, John T. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson-37. Hampshire, Pool, Ramsey, Rice, Robertson, Sherman,

Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Delos R. Ashley, James M. Stewart, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Wade, Williams, Yates
Ashley, Banks, Burnum, Beaman, Beck, Benjamin, Ben-1-31.
ton, Blaine, Blair, Boutwell, Bowen, Boyden, Boyer, NAY-Messrs. Abbott, Bayard, Buckaler, Taris. Dizon,
Bromwell, Brooks, Buckley, Burr, Benjamin F. Butler, Doolittle. Edmunds, Fowler, Grimes, Hendricks. AicCreery,
Roderick R. Butler, Callis, Cary, Cranler, Churchill, McDonald, Norton, Osborn, Petterson of Tennessee,
Reader w. Clarke, Clift, Cobb, Corley, Cornell, Covode, Pomeroy, Ross, Stulsbury Sawyer, Spencer, Sumner,
Dawes, Driggs, Edwards, Eldridge, Thomas D. Eliot, Thayer, Vickers, Warner, Welch, Whyte, Wilson-27.
James T. Elliott, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Ferry, Fields,

And the House proposition fell.
Fox, Glossbrenner, Gove, Gravely, Grocer, Haight, Hamil-
ton, Hawkins, Higby, Hlman, llopkins, Hotchkiss, Ches-
ter D. llubbard, Ilulburd, Humplirey, Ilunter, Jenckes, Tho Senate Joint Resolution. (S. 8.)
Johnson, Alexander II. Jones, Thomus L. Jones, Julian,
Kelley, Kellogg, Kelsey, Kerr, Ketcham, Knott, Koontz,

IN SENATE. Laflin, Lash, Loan, Loughridge, Lynch, Mallory, Marshall, Marvin, McCarthy, McCormick, Mckee, Miller, On the same day (February 17), and immediMoore, Moorhead, Morrell, Alungen, Myers, Newcomb, ately after the failure of the House proposition, Newsham, Ni'lack Nicholson, Norris, O'Neill, Paine, the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the Perham, Peters, Phelps, Pierce, Polsley, Pomeroy, Price, Prince, Iruyn, Randall, Raum, Robertson, Robinson Whole on a joint resolution reported January Roots, Ross, Sawyer, Shellabarger, Sigreaves, Smith, 15, 1869, from the Committee on the Judiciary, Stark weather, Stewart, Stokes, Stone, Taler, Taffe, Trow and amended by the Senate without division, Van Wyck, Cadwalader c. Washburn, Henry D. Wash | January 28, so as to make it read as follows: burn, William B. Washburn, Whittemore, William Wil Joint RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to liams, Windom, Wood, Woodward, Young—133. The other amendments were then disagreed to

the Constitution of the United States.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Reprewithout a division.

sentatives of the United States of America in ConIN SENATE.

gress assembled, (two-thirds of both houses conFebruary 17-Mr. Stewart moved that the curring.) That the following article be proposed Senate recede from its amendments disagreed to to the legislatures of the several States as an by the House ; which was agreed to-yeas 33, amendment to the Constitution of the United nays 24, as follow :

States, which, when ratified by three-fourths of YEAs--Messrs. Anthony, Cameron, Cattell, Chandler, said legislatures, shall be valid as part of the Cole, Conkling, Corbett, Cragin, Drake, Edmunds, Constitution, namely: Ferry, Fessenden, Frelinghuysen, llarris, Ioward, Kellogg, McDonald, Morgan, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Morton, Nye, Patterson of New Hampshire, Pomeroy, Robertson, Stewart, Thayer, Trumbull, Van and hold office shall not be denied or abridged by

The right of citizens of the United States to vote Winkle, Welch, Willey, Williams, Yates-33.

Nays-Messrs. Abbott, Buyard, Buckalew, Davis, Dixon, the United States or by any State on account of Doolitlle

, Fowler, Harlan, Hendricks, McCreery, Norton, race, color, or previous condition of servitude. Osborn, Patterson of Tennessee, Pool, Rice, Ross, Saulsbury, Sherman, Spencer, Vickers, Wade, Warner, Whyte,

The Congress shall have power to enforce this Wilson-24.

article by appropriate legislation. Mr. Wilson moved to lay the resolution on The question being on concurring in the the table; which was disagreed to-yeas 28, amendment made in Committee of the Whole, nays 30, as follow:

Mr. Drake moved to amend it by striking out YEAS-Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Bayard, Buckalew, all after the words "section 1,” and inserting Daris, Dixon, Doolittle, Edmunds, Fowler, Grimes, the following: Hendricks, Howe, McCreery, Norton, Patterson of Tennes No citizen of the United States shall, on acsee, Pool, Ross, Saulsbury, Sawyer, Spencer, Sumner, Trumbull , Van Winkle, Vickers, Warner, Whyte, Wilson, count of race, color, or previous condition of

servitude be, by the United States or by any Nays-Messrs.Cameron, Cattell, Chandler.Cole, Conk. State, denied the right to vote or hold office. ling, Cragin, Drake, Ferry, Fessenden, Frelinghuysen, Harlan, Harris, Howard, Kellogg, McDonald,

Which was disagreed to. Morgan, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Nye, Mr. Bayard moved to amend the amendment Osborn, Patterson of New Hampshire, Ramsey, Rice, by striking out the words "vote and,” so that it Robertson, Sherman, Stewart, Thayer, Wade, Willey, Williams-30.

would read: Mr. Morton moved to reconsider the vote of the

The right of citizens of the United States to Senate receding from its amendments ; which was hold office shall not be denied or abridged by disagreed to-yeas 24, nays 32, as follow : the United States or any State, &c.

Which was disagreed to-yeas 6, nays 29, as YEAS-Messrs. Abbott, Cragin, Drake, Grimes, Harlan, Harris, McDonald, Morton, Osborn, Pomeroy,

follows: Pool, Rice, Robertson, Ross, Sawyer, Sherman, Spen Yeas-Messrg. Bayard, Buckalew, Davis, Hendricks, cer, Sumner, Thayer, Van Winkle, Wade, Warner, Vickers, Whyte-6. Welch, Wilson-24.

Nays—Messrs. Abbott, Cattell, Cole, Drake, Edmunds, Nays-Messrs. Anthony, Buckalew, Cameron, Cattell, Ferry, Fessenden, Frelinghuysen, Howard, Kelloge, Chandler, Cole, Conkling, Davis, Dooliille, Edmundo, McDonald, Morton, Nye, Osborn, Patterson of New Ferry, Fessenden, Fowler, Frelinghuysen, Hindricks, Hampshire, Pomeroy. Ramsey, Rice, Ross. Sawyer, Howard, Kellogg, McCreery, Morgan, Morrill of Ver- Spencer. Stewart, Trumbull. Van Winkle, Wade, Warmont, Norton, Nye, Patterson of New Hampshire, Pat- ner, Willey, Wilson, Yates-29. terson of Tennessee, Ramsey, Saulsbury, Stewart, Trum Mr. Howard moved to amend the amendment bull, Vickers, Whyte, Williams, Yates-32. Or the question, shall the resolution (as origin; the words "the United States or by.”

made in Committee of the Wbole by striking out ally passed by the House) pass, it was determined in the negative, (two-thirds not having voted in follow:

Which was disagreed to-reas 18, nays 22, as the affirmative)-yeas 31, Days 27, as follow :

Yeas-Messrs. Buckalew, Conkling, Cragin, Daris, YEAS-Messrs. Anthony, Cameron, Cattell, Chandler, Dimm, Doolutie, Ferry, Fowler, Hendricks, Howard, NorCole, Conkling, Cragin, Drake, Ferry, Fessenden, Fre- lon, Patterson of New Hampshire, Robertson, Saulslinghuysen, Harlan, Harris, Howard, Kellogg, Morgan, I bury, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Vickers, Whyle-18.

NATE-Messrs. Abbott, Cattell, Cole, Drake, Edmunds, Mr. Dixon moved to amend by submitting Fessenden, Frelinghuysen, Harris, Kellogs, McDon the article to conventions instead of legislatures; Rice, Sawyer, Stewart, Wade, Warner, Willey, Wilson, which was disagreed to—Jeas 10, pays 39. (The Yates-22.

affirmative vote was the same as above, except Mr. Doolittle moved to add to the amendment that Messrs. Fowler and McCreery did not vote. made in Committee of the Whole the words: The negative also the same, except that Messrs.

Nor shall any citizen be so denied by reason Sawyer and Wade did not vote, and Mr. Yates of any alleged crime unless duly convicted there did.j of according to law.

Mr. Davis moved a reconsideration of the Which wus disagreed to-yeas 13, nays 30, as vote disagreeing to the last amendment offered follow :

by Mr. Howard, which was disagreed to-yeas YEAs-Messrs. Buckalew, Davis, Dixon, Doolittle, Ferry, 16, nays 29, as follow : Fowler, Hindricks, McCreery, Norton, Saulsbury, Vickers, Whyle, Wilson-13.

YEAS—Messrs. Chandler, Cole, Conkling, Harlan, NAY-Messrs. Abbott, Cattell,

Cole, Conkling, Cragin, Howard, Nye, Osborn, Patterson of New Hampshire, Drake, Edmunds, Fessenden, Frelinghuysen, Harris, Pomeroy, Ramsey, Robertson, Sawyer, Tipton, WarHoward, McDonald, Morrill of Vermont, Norton, Nye, ner, Welch, Williams--16. Patterson of New Hampshire, Pomeroy, Ramsey, Edmunds, Ferry, Frelinghuysen, Harris, Hendricks,

Niys-Messrs. Abbott, Buckalew, Cragin, Daris, Drake, Rice, Robertson, Sawyer, Spencer. Stewart, Trumbull

, Kellogg, McCreery, McDonald, Morgan, Morrill of VerWade, Warner, Welch, Willey, Williams, Yates—30.

mont, Morton, Patterson of Tennessee, Pool, Rice, Ross, Mr. Fowler moved to amend the amendment Srusbury. Spencer, Stewart, Thayer, Vickers, Wade, the words " on account of race, color, or pre-third time, and passed-yeas 35, nays 11, as of the Committee of the Whole by striking out Whyte, Wilson, Yates—29.

The resolution was then engrossed and read a vious condition of seryitude."

Which was disagreed to-yeas 5, nays 30. The follow: yeas were Messrs. Doolittle, Fowler, Hendricks, Yeas–Messrs. Abbott, Chandler, Cole, Conkling, Vickers, Whyte.

Cragin, Drake, Edmunds, Ferry, Frelinghuysen, Har

lan, Harris, Kellogg, McDonald, Morgan, Morrill of The amendment made in Committee of the Vermont, Morton, Osborn, Patterson of New HampWhole was then concurred in, without a divis-shire. Pomeroy, Pool, Ramsey, Rice, Robertson, Ross, ion.

Sawyer, Spencer, Stewart, Thayer, Van Winkle, Wade,

Warner, Welch, Willey, Williams, Wilson--35. Mr. Howard moved to amend the resolution Nars-Messrs. Bayard, Huckalew, Davis, Fowler, Hmby striking out all after the word “ that," where dricks, McCreery, Norton, Patterson of Tennessee, Sauls. it first occurs, and substituting the following:

bury, Vickers, Whyte-11. The following article be proposed to the legis

In HOUSE. latures of the several States as an amendment February 20—On motion of Mr. Boutwell, the to the Constitution of the United States : rules were suspended, (yeas 139, nays 35, not

voting 48,) and the joint resolution of the Senate Citizens of the United States of African de was taken up. scent shall have the same right to vote and hold

Messrs Logan, Shellabarger, and Bingham office in States and Territories as other electors. subnitted amendments. Mr. Davis moved to amend so as to provide

Mr. Bontwell moved to suspend the rules, and for the submission of this to legislatures" here that the House proceed to vote on the pending after to be chosen;" which was disagreed to.

amendments and the joint resolution without Mr. Howard's amendment was then disagreed dilatory motions; which was agreed to-yeas to-yeas 22, nays 28, as follow :

144, nays 37, not voting 41. YEAS-Messrs. Abbott. Cole, Conkling, Conness, first section the words and hold office"

Mr. Logan's amendment-to strike from the Patterson of New Hampshire, Pomeroy, 'Ramsey, disagreed to-yeas 70, nays 95, (not voting 57,) Robertson, Spencer, Thayar, Tipton, Warner, Welch, as follow: Willey, Williams-22. NAY:-Messrs. Bayard, Buckalew, Cattell, Cragin,

Yeas-Messrs. Archer, Delos R. Ashley, Axtell, Barnum, Davis, Dizon, Edmunds, Fessenden. Fowler. FrelingBek, Benton, Bingham, Boyer, Burr, Cary, Chanler, huysen, Hendricke, Howe, McCreery, McDonald, Morgan, Churchill, Coburn, Dockery, Eckley, Eldridge, Fields, Morrill of Maine, Dorrill of Vermont, Morton, Rice, Fox, Garfield, Getz, Golladay, Grover, Haight, Halsey, HigRoss, Saulsbury, Stewart, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Vick? by, Holmar, Hotchkiss, Chester D. Hubbard, Humphrey, ers, Whyte, Wilson, Yates-28.

Hunter, Johnson, Thomas L. Junes, Judd, Ketcham, Knott, Mr. Ilendricks moved to amend by adding to Imugh. Mercur, Miller, Moore, Moorhead, Morrell, Mun

George V. Lawrence, Logan, Marvin, NicCormick, McCulthe resolution the following words:

gen, Myers, Niblack, Nicholson, O'Neilí, Phelps, Pile, The foregoing amendment shall be submitted Pruyn, Randall, Raum, Robertson, Schenck, Scofield,

Selye, Smith, Spalding, Starkweather, Stevens, Stone, for ratification to the legislatures of the several Taber, Tift. Van Trump, William Williams, Woodbridge, States the most numerous branches of which Woodward70. shall be chosen next after the passage of this ker. Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Benjamin, Blaine, Blair,

Nays-Messrs. Allison, Ames, James M. Ashley, Baresolution.

Boutwell, Bowen, Bromwell, Broomall, Buekland, Which was disagreed to-yeas 12, nays 40, as Buckley, Roderick R. Butler. Cake, Callis, Reader W. follow;

Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Clift, Cobb, Cook, Corley, Cul

lom, Dawes, Dickey, Lodge. Donnelly, Driggs, EggleYEAs-Messrs. Bayard, Buckalew, Davis, Dixon, Fow- ston, Ela, Thomas D. Eliot, James T. Elliott. Ferriss, ler, Hendricks, McCrrery, Norton, Puiterson of Tennessee, French, Goss, Gove, Gravely, Hamilton, Haughey, Saulstury, Vickers, Whyte-12.

Heaton, Hooper, Hopkins, Hulburd, Jenckes, AlexanNays-Messrs. 'Abbott, Cameron, Cole, Conkling, der H. Jones, Julian, Kelley, Kellogg, Kelsey, Kitchen, Cragin, Drake, Edmunds, Ferry, Frelinghuysen, Har Koontz, Laflin, Lash, William Lawrence, Loughridge lan, Harris. Howard, Ilowe, Kellogg, McDonald, Morgan, Lynch, Maynard, McKee, Newcomb, Nunn, Orth, Morrill of Maine, Morrill Vermont, Morton, Nye. Os- Paine, Perham, Peters, Pettis, Pike, Plants. Poland, born, Patterson of New Ilampshire. Pomeroy, Pool, Pomeroy, Prince, Roots, Sawyer. Shanks, Shellabarger Ramsey, Rice, Robertson, Ross. Sawyer, Spencer, Stokes. Stover. Sypher. Taffe, Thomas, John Trimble, Stewart. Thayer, Tipton, Van Winkle, Vade, Warner, Trowbridge, Twichell, Upson, Van Aernam, Burt Van Welch, Willey, Williams, Wilson-40.

Horn, Ward, William B. Washburn, Welker, Whitte

ARTICLE XV.

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more, Thomas Williams, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom ton, Higby, Hill, Hooper, Hopkins, Chester D Hubbard, -95.

Ilulburd, Hunter, Alexander H. Jones, Judd, Julian, Mr. Bingham's amendment, to strike out the Kelley, Kellogg, Kelsey; Ketcham, kitchen, 'Koonte, words “ by the United States or," and insert the Logan, Louchridge, Lynch, Marvin, Maynard, McKeo, words "nativity, property, creed," so that it will percur, Miller. Moore, Moorhead, Borrell. Myers, read as follows:

O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Perham, Petors, Pettis. Pile,

Plants, Poland, Pomeroy, Price. Prince, Raum. Roots, The right of citizens of the United States to Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Selye, Shanks, Shellabarger, vote and hold office shall not be denied or Smith, Stark weather, Stevens, Stokes, Stover, Sypher, abridged by any State on account of race, color, Twichell. Upson, Van Aernam, Burt Van 'orn, Robert nativity, property, creed, or previous condition T. Van Iorn, Ward, Cadwalader C. Washburn, William of servitude,

B. Washburn, Welker, Whittemore, Thomas Williams, Was agreed to-yeas 92, nays 71, (not voting Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, Woodbridge, and Mr.

William Williams, James F. Wilson, John T. Wilson, 59,) as follow:

Speaker Colfax-140.

NAYS-Messrs. Archer, Axtell, Barnum, Beck, Boyer, YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Archer, James M. Ashley, Au Burr, Cury, Chanler, Eldridge, Fox, Ge'z, Golladay, Grorer, tell, Baker, Barnum, Beatty, Beck, Benton, Bingham, Haight, Hawkins, Holman, Hotchkiss, Humphrey, Jenckes, Blaine, Boyer, Buckland, Burr, Reader W.Clarke, Cobb, Johnson, Knott, Marshall, McCormick, McCullough, Mungen, Coburn, Cullom, Dockery, Dodge, Donnelly, Driggs, Niblack, Nicholson, Phelps, Pruyn, Randal, Robinson, Ross, Eckley, Eggleston, Ela, Eldridge, Farnsworth, Ferry, Stone, Taber, Van Trump, Woodward, Young—37. Fox, Garfield, Getz, Gravely, Griswold, Haight, Hamilton, Haughey, Ileaton, Holman, IIopkins. IIotchkiss, Chester

IN SENATE. D. Ilubbard, Humphrey, Ilunter, Alexander u. Jones,

February 23-The Senate disagreed to the Judd, Julian, Kitchen, Knotl, Koontz, George V. Lawrence. William Lawrence, Marvin, McCormick, McCullough, amendment of the House, and asked a conferMercur, Moore, Moorhead, Mungen, Myers, Newcomb, ence on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses Niblack Nicholson, Orth, Paine, Pettis, Pile, Plants, Ran- thereon ; which was agreed to-yeas 32, nays Smith, Spalding, Starkweather, Stevens, Stone, Stover, 17, as follow: Taylor, Upson, Robert T. Van Horn, Cadwalader C. YEAS-Messrs. Anthony, Cattell, Chand er, Cole, ConkWashburn, William B. Washburn. Welker, Whittemore, ling, Cragin, Drake, Edmunds, Ferry, Frelinghuysen, William Williams, James F. Wilson, John T. Wilson, Grimes, Harris, Howard, Howe, Morgan. Morrill of Woodbridge, Wondward-92.

Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Morton, Nye, Osborn, PomeNAYS-Messrs. Delos R. Ashley, Banks, Beaman, Blair, roy, Ramsey, Sherman, Sprague, Stewart, Thayer, TipBoutwell, Bowen, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckley, Ben- toa, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Willey, Williams, Wilson jamin F. Butler, Roderick R. Butler, Cake, Cury, -32. Churchill, Sidney Clarke, Cook, Corley, Covode, Dawes, NAF8-Messrs. Abbott, Buckalew, Davis, Dixnn, DoolitDickey. Thomas D. Eliot, James T. Elliott, Ferriss, tle, Kellogg, McCreery, Norton, Patterson of Tennessee, Fields, French, Golladay, Goss, Gove, Grorer, Halsey, Pool, Rice, Robertson, Ross, Sawyer, Vickers, Warner, Higby, llooper, Hulburd, Jenckes, Johnson, Kelley, Whyte-17. Kelsey, Ketcham. Laflin, Lash, Loughridge, Maynard, McKee, Miller, Morrell, Nunn, O'Neill, Perham, Phelps,

Messrs. Stewart, Conkling, and Edmunds were Pike. Poland, Pomeroy, Price, Prince, Pruyn, Robert appointed the managers of the conference on the son, Roots, Sawyer,Selye, Shellaharger, Stokes Sypher: part of the

Senate; and Messrs. Boutwell, Bing, Van Aernam,' Burt Van Iorn, Ward, Thomas Wil ham, and Logan were appointed on the part of liams-71.

the House, the House having agreed to the conMr. Shellabarger then withdrew his amend- ference-yeas 117-nays 37, not voting 68. ment, and the joint resolution passed – yeas mending that the House recede from their amend

February 25—The conference reported, recom140, nays 37, (not voting 46,) as follow:

ment, and agree to the resolution of the Senate, YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Arnell, Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Baker, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Ben: with an amendment, as follows: In section 1, jamin, Benton, Bingham, Blaine, Blair, Boutwell, line 2, strike out the words "and hold ofice," Bowen, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckland, Buckley, Ren- and the Senate agree to the same. jamin F. Butler, Roderick R. Butler, Cake, Churchill, Reader !V. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Clift, Cobb, Coburn,

February 26- The Senate agreed to the report Cook, Corley, Covode, Cullom, Dawes, Dickey, Dock -yeas 39, nays 13, as printed on page 399. ery, Dodge, Donnelly, Driggs, Eckley, Eggleston, Ela, February 25—The House agreed to the report Thomas D. Eliot, James T. Elliott, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Ferry, Fields, French, Garfield, Goss, Gove, -yeas

144, nays 44, not voting 35, as printed on Gravely, Griswold, Halsey, Hamilton, laughey, Hea- page 399.

XLI.

MEMBERS OF THE CABINET OF PRESIDENT GRANT,

AND OF THE FORTY-FIRST CONGRESS.

PRESIDENT GRANT'S CABINET.* Secretary of the Treasury-GEORGE S. BOUT. Secretary of State-HAMILTON FISH, of New

WELL, of Massachusetts. York, vice Ellinu B. WASHBURNE, of Illinois

, Secretary of War-JOHN A. RAWLINS, of Illinois. resigned March 10, 1869.

Secretary of the Navy-GEORGE M. ROBESON, of * Mr. Washburne nominated and confirmed as York, was nominated and confirmed as Secretary of the Secretary of State March 5, and resigned March 10, to Treasury March 5, and resigned March 9, being found take cffect upon the qualification of his successor, which disqualified by the act of Congress of September 2, took place March 16. Mr. Alexander T. Stewart, of New | 1789, providing that the Secretary of the Treasury, with

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