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December, 1867, and appointed an executive the constitution framed by the late convention committee to organize the counties and cities of in Richmond as may be separately submitted, the State with a view to consolidate the strength and to that end, as well as to secure the election of the conservative party ;

of proper persons to the legislature, the organAnd whereas the State executive committee izations already in existence are exhorted to inand city and county superintendents did in the creased activity, and in those localities where month of May, 1868, meet in this city and no organizations have been formed the people nominate a State ticket for the suffrage of the are earnestly requested to meet together and people;

adopt measures for the purpose of preventing And whereas said executive committee and the incorporation of such iniquities in the orsuperintendents have again assembled to con- ganic law of the State. sider the present state of affairs, and each can 3. That this convention, while expressing its didate, with patriotic desire to promote the hostility to the leading and general features of prosperity and welfare of the State, has resigned said constitution, and while urging the necessity his candidacy: Now, therefore, be it

of organization for the purpose of defeating such Resolved, That this meeting accepts the said provisions as may be submitted separately, deresignations of said candidates, and hereby ex- clines to make any recommendation to the presses its high appreciation of their devotion conservative voters of the State as to their to the best interests of the State, and of their suffrages upon the constitution expurgated of zeal and ability in the discharge of those duties said provisions, or as to the candidates that may which their candidacy imposed on them. be before the people, feeling well. assured that

2. That notwithstanding the accepted resig- their good sense and patriotism will lead them nations of our nominees, the conservative voters to such results as will best subserve the true of the State are urged to organize for the pur- and substantial interests of the Commonwealth. pose of defeating such obnoxious provisions of

WASHINGTON TERRITORY. power, is inconsistent with the express provisions of the Constitution of the United States, and is subversive of the fundamental ideas of our Gov

Republican. ernment and of civil liberty; and the object for Resolved, That the principles of the Republican which this great wrong has been persisted in, party, as declared by the last National Republias now being disclosed to the people of this coun can convention at Chicago, meet with our liearty try and to the world, to-wit, to subject the approval, and adherence thereto by the national, white people of these States to the absolute su- state, and territorial legislatures, will secure the premacy, in their local governments and in their peace and prosperity of our country: representation in the Senate and House of Rep 2. That we recognize the great principles laid resentatives, of the black race, just emerged from down in the immortal Declaration of Independpersonal servitude, is abhorrent to the civiliza- ence as the true foundation of democratic govtion of mankind, and involves us and the people ernment, and we hail with gladness every effort of the northern States, in consequence of sur- toward making these principles a living reality rendering one-third of the Senate and one-quar- on every inch of American soil. ter of the House of Representatives, which are 3. That we regard with great pride and satisto legislate over us, to the dominion of an or- faction the accession of the wise, efficient, and ganized class of emancipated slaves, who are victorious leader of the American army, General without any of the training, habits, or traditions Grant, to the high and honorable position of of self-government.

President of the United States, and confidently 5. This convention, for the people of Virginia, rely upon the earnest co-operation of the differdoth declare that they disclaim all hostility to ent branches of the Government for the enactthe black population; that they sincerely desire ment and enforcement of such measures as shall to see them advance in intelligence and national secure the rights and liberty of every American prosperity, and are willing to extend to them a citizen, upon principles of justice and equality, Îiberal and generous protection. But that while, and that respect for the laws by the people that in the opinion of this convention, any constitu- will insure the peace and progress of the entire tion of Virginia ought to make all men equal country. before the law, and should protect the liberty 4. That the interests of Washington Territory and property of all, yet this convention dotń can best be promoted by the election of an able distinctly declare, that the governments of the Republican representative of our people as delStates and of the Union were formed by white egate to Congress, who will exert himself to obmen, to be subject to their control; and that the tain the fostering care and material aid of the suffrage should still be so regulated by the general Government for our territory, and secure States as to continue the federal and State sys. the just rights of each and all of our citizens, and tems under the control and direction of the white who, as opportunity offers, will make known to

the people of the States, by public addresses, the 6. That, in the opinion of this convention, great advantages and inducements our territory the people of Virginia will sincerely co-operate presents to capital, and population. with all men throughout the Union, of what 5. That a system of internal improvements in

name or party, who will labor to store our territory should receive the encouragement the constitutional union of the States, and to and support of the general Government, in order continue its government and those of the States that our important resources may be developed under the control of the white race.

and the prosperity of the country promoted.

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Among these internal improvements the con-- white men, and that we are opposed to the exstruction of the Northern Pacific, Columbia River tension of the elective franchise or citizenship and Puget Sound, and Walla Walla and Colum- to negroes, Indians,.or Chinamen. bia River railroads are of great and paramount 3. That the recent attempt on the part of the importance, and their early completion highly Radical party in Congress to disfranchise the necessary for the interests of not only this Terri- people of the Territory indicates a purpose in tory, but also those of the entire country. that party to destroy the liberties of the people.

6. That the nominee of this convention can, 4. That we are opposed to the proposed XVth and by the hearty and united efforts of the Union amendment of the Constitution of the United Republican party will, be triumphantly elected, States. and to that end all personal preferences and pre 5. That the exclusion of any State from repjudices should be waived for the general good, resentation in Congress in time of peace is a danind the present as well as future success of the gerous assault upon the liberties of the people, Republican party and its principles be thereby in violation of the principles of our Union, and effectually maintained.

subversive of the rights of the Constitution.

6. That we are opposed to the present system

of Government taxation, and are in favor of Democratic.

raising the necessary revenue for Government Resolved, That the Democracy of Washington purposes by an ad valorem tax on the entire im. Territory rely upon the justice and patriotism ports and property of the country. of the American people for the ultimate triumph 7. That we favor the construction of railroads, of democratic principles, which alone can effect the development of the vast resources of our the full and complete restoration of the Ameri- Territory, and believe that Government should can Union, and restore to the people and the aid the construction of the same, and we acStates respectively their rights under the con- knowledge the important seryices rendered to stitution.

our Territory in projecting the North Pacific 2. That this Government was founded by I railroad by the late I. I. Stevens.

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ON TIIE PROPOSED XVTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

Alabama.

son L. Rush, Richard Samuels, Ephraim Sharp, [Not yet voted.]

Daniel J. Smith, Wm. W. Stansberry, John B. C.

Turman, Daniel P. Upham, Benj. Vaughan, Jas. Arkansas.

T. White, John K. Whitson, Wm. H. Wills, Wm.

H. Wright–53.
SENATE, March 13, 1869.

NAYS-0.
YEA3—Messrs. Barber, Beldin, V. Dell, Evans,

California.
Hadley, Harbison, Hunt, Hemingway, Keeton, [Not yet voted.]
Mallory, Martin, Mason, Portis, Rogers, Sarber,
Snyder, Vance, Wheeler, Young-19.

Connecticut.
Nays-Messrs. Sanders, Ray-2.

SENATE, May 7, 1869. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, March 15, 1869. YEAs—Messrs. John G. Price, [Speaker,) Isaac Dudley, Erasmus D. Avery, Henry W. Kings

YEAS-Messrs. Calvin 0. King, Samuel W. Ayres, Samuel Bard, Joseph Brooks, Wm. A. ley, Aaron E. Emmons, Heusted 'W. R. Hoyt, Britton, James A. Butler, Abraham T. Carroll, David Gallup, Joseph D. Barrows, Charles B. Jeremiah Clem, Robert S. Curry, Charles C. Far- Andrews, Oscar Leach, Carnot O. Spencer, Chas. relly, Edgar D. Fenno, George M. French, John

Underwood, Edwin D. Alvord—13. H. °Fitzwater, Jerome W. Ferguson, Solomon

Nays-Messrs. George M. Landers, N. WebExon, John J. Gibbons, James M. Gray, William ster Holcomb, Lucian iv. Sperry, Alfred B. Judd, H. Grey, Arthur Gunther, John W. Harrison, Owen B. King, E. Grove Lawrence—6. Asa Hodges, Jeffrey A. Houghton, Jacob Huf

Nor VOTING-Edward N. Shelton, James S. stedler, Daniel Hunt, Daniel R. Lee, James M.

Taylor-2. Livesay, Z. Henry Manees, Alfred M. Merrick,

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, May 13, 1869. Solomon Miller, Jesse Millsaps, Saml. F. Mitchell, Wm. T. Morrow, Peter Moseley, Wm. S. Mc YEAS—Messrs. Henry Woodford, Henry Sage, Cullough, Nathan M. Newell, David Nicholls, Albert C. Raymond, James F. Comstock, Daniel Marville M. Olive, John F. Owen, Newton L. Phelps, Caleb Leavitt, George S. Miller, Rufus Pears, Nathan N. Rawlings, Moses Reed, Auder-Stratton, Thomas Cowles, Samuel Q. Porter,

Abira Merriam, Byron Goddard, Charles H. Calvin Aldrich, Marshall E. Beecher, Austin H.
Arnold, Horace Eddy, Samuel Rockwell, Robert Gillett, Lorenzo H. Hakes, William G. Kinney,
Sugden, Benjamin F. Hastings, Samuel N. Reid, John S. Wheeler, William H. Harrison, Mija A.
John M. G. Brace, Joseph J. Francis, Joseph T. Nickerson, Fred. A. Lucas, Enos B. Pratt, Sidney
Hotchkiss, Julius A. Dowd, Stephen R. Bartlett, Peck, Isaac B. Bristol, Albert S. Hill, James A.
Jonathan Willard, Clinton Clark, T. Andrew Root, Elliott Beardsley, Pliney S. Barton, Eras-
Smith, Daniel A. Patten, George A. Bryan, John tus D. Goodwin, Edgar J. Reed, David L. Smith,
R. Platt, Israel Holmes, William A. Warner, Seth John B. Newton, Henry S. Wheaton, Robert Ba-
Smith, Benjamin B. Thurston, Edward Harland, con, Edwin Scovill, Hezekiah Scovil, JAMES C.
George Pratt, William W. Smith, Joseph N. WALKLEY,* Charles Kirby, Huntington South-
Adams, John D. Watrous, Paul Couch, William mayd, Charles E. Brownell, Edwin X. Emmons,
H. Potter, Robert Palmer, David Geer, Daniel Randolph P. Stevens, Charles D. Kelsey, John S.
Bailey, Israel Allyn, Henry S. Lord, John F. Topliff, Thos. J. White, Samuel A. Collins, Thomp-
Laplace, Willet R. Wood, Alfred Clarke, Roger son Strickland—105.
G. Avery, Gurdon F. Allyn, David D. Mallory, Not VOTING-Addison 0. Mills, Jeremiah H.
Benjamin B. Hewitt, Amos S. Treat, Walker B. Bartholomew, James Baldwin, Fred. A. Mallory,
Bartram, Ebenezer S. Judd, Ira Scofield, Charles Edwin Roberts, James M. Kibbe-6.
Judson, Francis L. Aiken, Israel M. Bullock,
William H. Hill, Aaron H. Davis, William 0.

Dolawaro
Seymour, Phineas S. Jacobs, Alfred Hoyt, Lewis
W. Burritt, Hiram St. John, William Wood-

(The Senate voted down the resolution to adopt bridge, Joseph E. Marcy, George R. Hammond, amendment by a strict party vote, the particuEdwin H. Bugbee, Charles Burton, Isaac K. Cut- ars of which were not received in time for publiler, Lucins Fits, John W. Clapp, Hezekiah Bab- cation.]

Florida. bitt, Henry H. Cary, James Pike, Eden Davis, Franklin H. Converse, Albert Campbell, Lewis

SENATE, June 14, 1869. Burlingham, Charles Larabee, Ezra Dean, William X. Church, Norman A. Wilson, Lyman

YEAs-Messrs. Bradwell, Cruse, Hillyer, KatGridley, Seth K. Priest, Frederic Merrill, Wil- zenberg, Krimminger, Meacham, Pearce, Purman, liam W. Welch, William E. Phelps, Edward Dai- Smith, Underwood, Vaughan, Walls, Wentworth

-13. ley, Charles Hotchkiss, Edward B. Birge, Augustine T. Peck, Charles A. Warren, John T. Rock

Nays-Messrs. Atkins, Crawford, Ginn, Henwell, Charles J. York, Stephen A. Loper, Martin derson, Kendrick, Moragne, McCaskill, Weeks—8. L. Roberts, George Jones, James L. Davis, Henry

HOUSE, June 11, 1869. Tucker, Samuel M. Comstock, Phineas M. Augur, YEAS-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Butler, Bogue, Samuel H. Lord, Daniel Strong, Oliver C. Carter, Black, Cox, Cruce, DeLaney, Erwin, Fortune, Gilbert F. Buckingham, Edwin .. Kirkland, Graham, Harman, Harris, IIill, Hodges, Keene, George H. Kingsbury, C. B. Pomeroy, Henry W. Lee, Mills, Moore of Columbia, Pons, Powell

, Mason, Isaac Nason, Guy P. Collins, John M. Robinson, Scott, Simpson, Thompson, Walker, Way, George B. Armstrong, Meenelly H. Hanks. Wells—26. Elijah Cutter, R. W. Andrews, J. R. Washburn, +Nays-Messrs. Bostick, Bradwell, Cheshire, George D. Colburn, Chauncey Paul, A. Park Forward, McKinnon, Moore of Hillsborough, OliHammond, Hezekiah Eldridge, William Shaffer l 'ver, Pittman, Raney, Steward, Stone, Urquhart, -125.

Watson-13.
Nays-Messrs. Elisha Johnson, Norman Smith,

Georgia.
William J. Gabb, Edward B. Dunbar, George J.
Hinman, Henry A. Case, Benjamin Taylor, Wil-

ISENATE, March 18, 1869. liam M. Bates, Flavel C. Newton, Joseph Thomp YEAS–Messrs. Joseph Adkins, B. F. Bruton, son, Roland O. Buell, William C. Case, Horace J. J. Collier, William Griffin, McW. Hungerford, Belden, Roswell. 1. Neal, Noah II. Byington, W. F. Jordan, W. W. Merrill, B. R. McCutchen, Francis Jones, Samuel W. Goodrich, Alva Fen-R. T. Nesbit, M. C. Smith, C. J. Wellborn, F. O. ton, Alexander Clapp, Timothy C. Coogan, Sam- Welch, W. T. Winn--13. uel L. Bronson, Michael Williams, Asa C. Woodward, William D. Hendrick, Burritt Bradley,

* Independent Republican. Mark Bishop, Gilbert S. Benham, Selah Strong, communication to the Speaker :

fJune 12–Mr. Filer, of Monroe, sent the following James Sweet, John A. Peck, Egbert L. Warner, "Having unintentionally been absent from the AsPhilo Holbrook, John C. Wooster, Hezekiah Hall, sembly when the vote was taken yesterday on the John Roach, Amos S. Blake, Isaac Hough, Enoch Constitution of the United States, I respectfully ask that L. Beckwith, Thomas H. C. Kingsbury, Sanford this communication be placed upon tho Journal; that Bromley, Robert F. Chapman, Daniel S. Guile, my disapprobation of the measure and desire to vote Prentice Avery, Geo. D. Loveland, Savilion Chap- cord.

against it may be publicly known and placed on re

This is asked in justice. to myself and my man, David H. Meekes, Edwin Wheeler, Cyrus constituency." Sherwood, Bern L. Budd, Jonathan A. Close, Ino.

The request was granted. G. Wellstood, Eli D. Beardsley, Hinman Knapp, proposed XVth amendment to the Constitution on the

March 10, a motion to lay joint resolution to ratify Philo HI. Skidmore, Cyrus F. Fairchild, Asa Smith, table was lost by yeas 13, nays 16; March 12, the joint Harvey K. Smith, Jarvis H. Wanzer, Sherman resolution was adopted by yeas 21, nays 16; March 13,

a motion to reconsider prevailed, by ycas 19, nays 14; French, 2d, Matthew Buckley, James Smibert, Jo 17, the resolution was indefinitely postponed, seph Phillips, William R. James, Henry A. Kim- by yeas

18, nays 17—the chair giving the casting vote ball, Lyman N. Appley, George C. Martin, Josiah March 18, this vote was reconsidered, by yeas 17, nays G. Beckwith, John B. Hopkins, Arbert E. Merrill, resulted in yeas 13, nays 16, as above.

mer,

NAYS-Messrs. W. J. Anderson, W. F. Bowers, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, March 5, 1869. T. T. Burns, M. A. Candler, J. M. Colman, J. C.

YEAS-Messrs. Joseph M. Bailey, L. L. Bond, Fain, J. Griffin, John Harris,: B. B. Hinton, R. Alexander W. Both well, Thomas H. Burgess, E. Lester, W. T. McArthur, C. R. Moore, A. D. James E. Callaway, Samuel H. Challis, Henry Nunally, Josiah Sherman, W. C. Smith, T. J. C. Child, Philip Collins, Ansel B. Cook, John Speer-16.

Cook, Franklin Corwin, Irus Coy, Peter W. * IIOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, March 16, 1869. Deitz, James Dinsmoor, Silas II. Elliott, David YEA5-Messrs. W. D. Anderson, Benjamin Ay- George Gaylord, George Gundlach, Philip, K.

M. Findley, Calvin II. Frew, W. Selden Gale, er, Elvin Belcher, Marion Bethune, P. H. Bras- Hanna, Jodi W. 'Hopkins, Humphrey Horrabin, sell, 7. F. Brewster, G. S. Carpenter, W.C. Carson, Daniel Kerr, Alonzo Kinyon, J. Č. KnickerP. II. Chambers, W. H. Clarke, Clouer, 4. E. bocker, Iver Lawson, Charles W. Marsh, John M. Cloud, James Cunningham, S. A. Darnell, Madi. McCutcheon, James R. Miller, William B. Miller, son Davis, R. A. Donaldson, J. T. Ellis, W. S. Francis Munson, Adam Nase, George W. Parker, Erwin, J. R. Evans, F. M. Ford, A. M. George, James M. Perry, William E. Phelps, John Porter, N. N.'Gober, W. B. Gray, W. W. Grieger, J. E. N. N. Ravlin, Chas. G. Reed, J. S. Reynolds, AlexGullatt, R. B. Hall, I. D. Hamilton, J. F. IIar- ander Ross, John W. Scroggs, Hiram F. Sickles

, den, G. R. Harper, J. N. Harris, IIeard, W. F: William M. Smith, Wilson MÍ. Stanley, William Holden, G. M. Hooks, Darling Johnson, H. C. Kelloga, C. H. Kytle, W. A. Lane, Aug. H. Lee, II. Talbott, E. S. Taylor, Bradford F. Thomp

Strawn, Ephraim Sumner, Jacob Swigart, II. John Long, J. J. McArthur, J. A. Madden, J. A. Maxwell, T. C. Nesbit, J. W. O'Neal, c. K. Os- C. Willis, Ogden B. Youngs—55.

son, L. D. Whiting, Samuel Wiley, Jonathan good, R. M. Parks, J. B. Parke, Joseph L. Per

Nays-Messrs. Silas Beason, Andrew J. D. kins, W: P. Price, M. Rawles, James M., Rouse, Bradshaw, Lewis Brookhart, Beatty F. Burke, G. W. Rumph, Pierce Sewell, M. Shackelford, J. Charles Burneit, Newton R. Casey, Joseph Cooper, E. Shumate, T. A. Smith, J. R. Smith, Smith, S. Edward L. Denison, James E. Downing, John L. Strickland, E. M. Taliaferro, W. W. Watkins, Ewing, Thomas B. Fuller, E. M. Gilmore, John Hirum ITilliams, W. S. Zellers, B. H. Zelner-61.

NAYS Messrs. M. R. Ballanger, Richard Halley, Thomas Jasper, John Landrigan, Edward Bralford, W. G. Brown, IFm, M. Butt, J. M. D. II. díorgan, Timothy M. Morse

, Smith M. Pal

Lanning, Thomas E. Merritt, Abraham Mittower, Burtz, C. C. Cleghorn, J. A. Cobb, J. M. Craw

C. C. 31. V. B. Paine, James G. Phillips, ford, John C. Drake, II. R. Felder, McK. Fin- John W. Ross, Leonard Rush, S R. Saltonstall

, cannon, James Fitzpatrick, R. W. Flournoy, 4. Charles Voris, David M. Woodson-28. S. Fowler, David God, Thomas W. Grimes, T.

Nor VOTING--Henry Dresser, Henry Green11. IIarkness, James A. Harrison, W. B. Hill

, 2. Virgil Hillyer, W. L. IIitchcock, G. M. Hook,

Indiana. Haywood Hughes, C. C. Ilumber, J. R. Kimbrough, J.J. Kelley, Samuel McComb, W. T. Mc

SENATE. Cullough, Platte Madison, J. W. Matthews, J. W.

YEAS--Messrs. Alanson Andrews, F. G. ArmMeadows, Henry Morgan, Lewis Nash, J. M. strong, J. Rufus Beardsley, Fabius Josephus BelNunn, S. E. Pearson, J. II. Penland, F.L. Pep. lamy, A. S. Case, John Carew, Firmin Church, per, N. J. Perkins, R. W. Phillips, G. S. Rosser, John R. Cravens, James Elliott, Sternes Fisher, I. R. Saussey, M. Scroggins, Dunlap Scott, V. E. W. Fosdick, Isaac P. Gray, John Green, John P. Sisson, J. B. Sorrell, W, M. Tumlin, R. A. V. Hadley, Thomas M. Hamilton, L. W. Hess, Turnipsced, L. H. Walthal, L. C: A. Warren, A. Y. Hooper, David F. Johnson, Isaac Kinley, Tare, Frank Wilcher, Wilcox, J. C. Wilson-53. Thomas N. Rice, John Reynolds, Milton S. Rob

inson, William J. Robinson, Harvey D. Scott, Illinois.

John A. Stein, Anson Wolcott, Samuel F. Wood

27. SENATE, May, 1869.

PRESENT BUT NOT VOTING-James Bradley, WilYEAs—Messrs. Jolin II. Addams, Thomas A. liam W. Carson, George W. Denbo, Thomas GifBoyd, Andrew Crowford, John C. Dore, William ford, E. C. Henderson, Archibald Johnston, Charles c. Flagg, Greenbury L. Fort, Allen. Č. Fuller, 1 B. Laselle, Thomas G. Lee, David Morgan, WilIsaac McManus, John McNulta, Dan. W. Munn,

liam F. Sherrod, Wilson Smith-11. A. B. Nicholson, William Patten, Daniel J.

ABSENT- Messrs. Oehmig Bird, Sims A. CalPinckney, IIenry Snapp, J. W. Strevell, John ley, James M. Hanna, George V. Howk, Robert L. Tincker, Jolin P. Van Dorston, Jasper D. Luey, Elijah Huffman, James Hughes, J. 1. Ward-18.

Humphreys, William H. Montgomery, William Nays—Messrs. S. K. Casey, S. R. Chittenden,

Taggart, William S. Turner-11. James M. Epler, Edwin H. Harlan, William * HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, May 14, 1869. Sheppard, Joseph J. Turney, John M. Woodson

YEAS-Messrs. George A. Buskirk, (Speaker,) 7.

* On this day a message from the governor an* March 11, a joint resolution to ratify the amend- nounced the resignations of the following members ment was adopted by 67 yeas to 60 nays, three other of the House: members protesting that if the proposed amendment James F. Mock, C. R. Cory, W. D. Hutchings, J. R. Bobo, does not confer upon

the colored
man the right to hold P. Montgomery,

S. A, Shoaff

, B. $. Fuller, G. Johnson office, then they vote "aye,” otherwise “no." March Isaac Odeu, T. 1. Palmer, J. C. McGregor, C. R. McBride, 12, this vote was reconsidered by 60 yeas to 45 nays. L. Carr, S.' Wile, J. D. Williams, W. E. Dittemore, D. W. Subsequently, March 16, a substitute ratifying the Cunningham, R. Logan, J. Addison, L. Calrert, D. 11. Long, amendment was offered and adopted by the above W. K. Admire, J. C. Laroler, W. Tcbbs, J. D. Cox, J. Ilyatt, vote.

S. J. Barritt, J. L. Bates, D, McDonald, A. Zollars, N. D.

Renben Baker, John P. Barnett, Samuel Beatty, erts, A. G. Seaman, E. Secrest, William Simpson, Fielding Beeier, Wm. C. Bowen, Robert Breck: W. H. Smith, J. D. Snoddy, R. E. Stevenson, enridge, George W. Chapman, George F. Chit- Jacob Stotler, J. S. Taylor, Perry Tice, W. F. tenden, Stephen Davidson, Henry, G. Davis, Travis, Wm. J. Uhler, James Walmsley, Amos Moses F. Dunn, Reuben W. Fairchild, Timothy Walton, Saml. R. Weed, R. P. West, David WhitField, E. C. Field, Allen Furnas, Oliver P. Gil- aker, J. L. Williams, T. R. Wilson, George W. ham, A. E. Gordon, Samuel Greene, Colbarth Wood, M. S. Adams, (Speaker)-73. Hall, E. W. Hamilton, E. S. Higbee, John Ilig. Nays—Messrs.

Thomas Feeny, R. V. Flora, gins, Austin Hutson, Amasa Johnson, James T. N. Humber, R. E. Palmer, P. II. Tiernan, Geo. Johnson, Samuel V. Jump, Robert T. Kercheval, W. Thompson, John F. Wright7. Jonathan Lamborn, Thomas Mason, John Mille Nor VOTING-Messrs. T. 8. Butler, E. E. Cofkan, Robert Miller, William Y. Monroe, Milton fin, Oliver Davis, S. K. Hungerford, G. B. Inge, A. Osborn, John Overmyer, Gilbert A. Pierce, J. S. Martin, A. J. Mowry, McGrath, McIntosh, Isaac N. Pierce, John Ratcliff, James Ruddell, R. Smith-10. Stephen Sabin, William Skidmore, Allen W. Smith, A. P. Stanton, Richard Stephenson, Ste

Kentucky.* phen H. Stewart, David M. Stewart, Freeman Tabor, John J. Underwood, J. T. Vardeman, T.

SENATE, March 12, 1869. J. Vater, J. A. Wildman, Isaac Williams, Ben YEAS -- R. T. Baker, Robert Boyd, John B. jamin F. Williams, William Wilson-54. Bruner, O. P. Johnson, Henry C. Lilly, W. J.

PRESENT BUT NOT VOTING-Messrs. John R. Worthington-6. Coffroth, J. S. Davis, and James V. Mitchell—3. NAYS–Mr. Speaker, (Wm. Johnson,) Joseph

M. Alexander, F. M. Allison, A. K. Bradley, Iowa.

Jno. G. Carlisle, Jos. H. Chandler, Jno. B. Clarke, [Not yet voted.]

Lyttleton Cooke, A. D. Crosby, _Wm. A. Dudley,

A. H. Field, Joseph Gardner, Evan M. Garriott, Kansas.

P. H. Leslie, W. Lindsay, Isaac T. Martin, W. SENATE, February 27, 1869.

H. Payne, I. A. Spalding, E. D. Standeford,

Philip Swigert, Harrison Thompson, Oscar TurYeas-Abner Arrowsmith, J. C. Bailey, J. C. ner, A. C. Vallandigham, W. L. Vories, Benj. J. Broadhead, A. A. Carnahan, J.C. Carpenter, . Webb, I. C. Winfrey, C. T. Worthington27. A. Cobb, W. H. Fitzgerald, W. H. Grimes, 0. J. Grover, E. J. Jenkins, William Larimer, 0. E.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, March 11, 1869. Learnard, James R. Mead, M. M. Murdock, John YEAs--Robert Bird, Alexander Bruce, Demp. McKee, E. S. Niccolls, J. II. Prescott, Martin sey King, Zachariah Morgan, Hiram S. Powell -Schmitt, W. H. Smallwood, S. J. H. Snyder, A. | 5. G. Speer, E. Tucker, M. V. Voss, H. H. Wil. NAYS-Mr. Speaker, (John T. Bunch) Peter liams, Levi Woodward-25.

Abell, John J. Allnutt, George W. Anderson, NAIS-0.

Robert C. Beauchamp, Higgason G. Boone, OrABSENT AND NOT VOTING-0.

lando C. Bowles, Jeremiah W. Bozarth, Jesse D. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, February 27, 1869. B. F. Camp, Patrick Campion, George M. Cay;

Bright, Richard J. Browne, William W. Bush, Yeas—Messrs. N. J. Allen, L. D. Bailey, P. wood, A. 7. Chenault, Thomas T. Cogar, John N. Y. Baker, James Blood, M. B. Bowers, F. C. Conkwright, Thomas H. Corbett, Robert T. Davis, Bowles, Aaron Brundage, John Buterbaugh, John Deaton, Francis U. Dodds, Michael A. Alexander E. Case, H. W. Cook, E. B. Crocker, Downing, 0. L. Drake, George W. Drye, Thomas William Crosby, I. N. Dalrymple, Rufus Darby, J. Eades, George R. Fearons, Manlius T. Flip: C. Drake, A. J. Evans, F. Gilluly, Charles Gregg, pin, Hart Gibson, Robert T. Glass, Wm. 0. Hall, Joel Grover, John Guthrie, W. M. Hamm, H. C. George Hamilton, Mortimer D. IIay, JAMES R. Hawkins, D. Helphrey, Joseph Howell, J. M. HINDMAN,Ť Smith M. Hobbs, Basil Holland, Hunter, M. B. Hupp, Samuel Hymer, George E. Richard C. Hudson, Thomas L. Jefferson, Alfred Irwin, Z. Jackson, J. L. Jones, J. B. Johnson, M. Jones, Francis Justice, Alfred Kendall, GabD. B. Johnson, B. F. Johnson, Josiah Kellogg, riel A. Lackey, J. Fry Lawrence, John W. LeaCyrus Kilgore, W. W. Lambert, Samuel Lappin, thers, Charles H. Lee, Wm. Lusby, Wm. J. Lusk, J. S. Larimer, Joseph Logan, J. H. Malden, Joel Beriah Magofin, Samuel I. M. Major, Andrew J. Maltby, J. B. Moore, John McClenahan, C. C. Markley, Alexander L. Martin, Mortimer D. McDowell, J. A. McGinnis, H. W. McNay, W. Martin, Jas. M. McFerran, W. Estill McHenry, F. Osborne, A. C. Pierce, J. Q. Porter, J. T. James A. McKenzie, Guy S. Miles, John Wesley Rankin, M. H. Ristine, D. D. Roberts, L. Rob- Mosely, John Allen Murray, John W. Ogilvie,

William N. Owens, Thompson S. ParksHenry Miles, T. W. Lemman, W. G. Neff, J. C Shoemaker, M. L. Perry, George G. Perkins, Julian N. Phelps, T. Carnahan, P. M. Zenor, J. M. Sleeth, J. S. Cotton, J. F. Elijah S. Phister, Wm. Preston, Wm. B. Read,

After the message, a vote was taken upon the adop- John D. Russell, Culvin Sanders, Robert Simtion of the proposed xVth amendment, with above mons, Fenton Sims, Alexander B. Smith, Richard tion the State constitution prescribes that two-thirds M. Spalding, Barton W. Stone, David P. Stout, of the House (or 67 members present and answering Hezekiah K. Thomas, James White, Robert K. to their names) constitutes a quorum, but it does not define what number of members, more than a simple * The vote actually taken was on a joint résolution to majority of the legislature, shall be sufficient to act reject the amendment; but I have made the record to upon a proposed amendment to the United States correspond in form with the other States, in which Constitution. He therefore declared the resolution the question was on ratifying. adopted.

Conservativo.

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