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the following words: “especially State of Kansas," and " Northern States," and inserting loyal States."

Senator Legate moved, as an amendment to the amendment, that the word " loyal " be stricken out, and the word “United” inserted, upon which

The yeas and nays were demanded and had with the following result:

Yeas, 13; nays, 9.
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were-

Senators Emmert, Eskridge, Foote, Horne, Legate, Maoning,
Miller, Milhoan, Quigs, Riggs, Speer and Smith.
Gentlemen voting in the negative were-

Akin, Anderson, Drenning, Gambell, Jones, Potter, Twiss, Weer and Wheeler.

And so the amendment to the ameudment was adopted

The question recurring on the adoption of the resolution as amended, The yeas

and nays were demanded and had with the following result:

Yeas, 20; nays, 2.
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were-

Senators Akin, Anderson, Drenning, Emmert, Eskridge, Foote, Gambell, Grover, Horne, Jones, Manning, Miller, Milhoan, Potter, Quigs, Speer, Smith, Twiss, Weer and Wheeler.

Gentlemen voting in the negative were-
Senators Legate and Riggs.

And so the resolution, as amended, was adopted.
I On motion, the Senate adjourned until 2 o'clock P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

2 O'CLOCK, P. M.

Senate called to order.
President in the chair.
Roll called.
No quorum present.

On motion, a call of the Senate was ordered, and the Sergeantat-Arms instructed to bring in absentees.

The Sergeant-at-Arms returned with Senators Anderson and Manning

Op motion of Senator Potter,
Further proceedings under the call were dispensed with.

The resolution offered on a previous day, by Senator Houston, relating to treason, being the special order for 2 o'clock,

On motion of Senator Eskridge,
Was postponed until 3 o'clock.

The following message from the House of Representatives was received and read:

MR. PRESIDENT-I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has concurred in the report of the joint committee of conference on Senate concurrent resolution in reference to printing Governor's message.

The House has adopted House concurrent resolution No. 11, in reference to National Banks in Kapsas.

Also, House concurrent resolution No. 9, memorializing Congress to establish certain post routes in Jefferson county, in which the concurrence of the Senate is requested. · The House has passed House bill No. 11, “An act to allow the county officers of Wilson county certain privileges."

Also, Senate bill No. 1, "An act to amend an act 'entitled 'An 2ct in relation to records and proceedings in the county of Doug. las,' ” with certain amendments, in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

The House has adopted House concurrent resolution No. 5, in relation to the 16th and 36th sections on Indian reserves, in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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The House has indefinitely postponed Senate concurrent resolution No. 16, respecting postage stamps for members and officers of both branches of the Legislature.

JOHN T. MORTON,

Chief Clerk House concurrent resolution, in reference to National Banks in Kansas, was

Laid over under the rule.

House concurrent resolution No. 9, memorializing Congress to establish certain post routes in Jefferson county: was

Laid over under the rule.

Senator Legate moved to concur in House amendments to Senate bill No. 1, "An act relating to records and proceedings in the county of Douglas," upon which

The yeas and nays were demanded and had with the following result:

Yeas, 17; nays, 0.
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were-

Senators Akin, Anderson, Eskridge, Gambell, Grover, Horne,
Jones, Legate, Manning, Miller, Milhoan, Quigg, Speer, Smith,
Twiss, Weer and Wheeler.
And so the amendments were concurred in.
Ordered, That the Secretary inform the House thereof.

House concurrent resolution No. 5, in relation to the 16th und 36th sections of Indian reserves, was

Laid over under the rule.
On motion of Senator Manning,

The Senate went into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of Senate bill No. 22, and other bills reported back from standing committees this morning, Senator Houston in the chair.

After some time spent therein, the committee rose and through their chairman reported that they had had under consideration Senate bill No. 22, "An act providing for the sale of land belonging to the State Agricultural College, and to defray the current expenses thereof,” and reported progress, and asked leave to sit

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The report of the Committee of the Whole was received and adopted.

The hour having arrired for the consideration of the special order, the following resolution was taken up :

WHEREAS, Treason is the highest crime known to the laws of our land; and

WHEREAS, Jefferson Davis was the front and chief of the late organization of traitors known as the Confederate States of America; therefore, that treason may be made odious in all time to come, and that all people may know that it is a crime tliat should be punished with death,

Resolved, That Jefferson Davis ought to be inimediately brought to trial, and, upon conviction, hung as a traitor; but, that the land may not be deluged in blood,

Resolved, That a general proclamation to all others, except flagrant individual cases, should be made. 1 Senator Eskridge offered the following amendment:

WHEREAS, Jefferson Davis deliberately committed, and for over four years persisted in black-hearted and bloody treason against the Government of the United States, in waging war for the destruction of the Constitution, the Union, and the liberties of the people; therefore,

Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Kansas, the House of Representatives concurring, That Jefferson Daris be hanged by the neck until he is dead.

Resolved, That treason may be made odious," and the Constitution and Government of the United States vindicated, it is our deliberate conviction that justice demands the promptexecution of not only Jeff. Davis, but other leaders in the late rebellion who, with him, are equally guilty of the awful crime of treason.

Resolved, That the Secretary of State be, and he is hereby, required to forward a certified copy of these resolutions to the President of the United States.

The question being on the adoption of the amendment offered by Senator Eskridge,

The motion to amend did not prevail.
Senator Potter offered the following amendment:

4, relating to the proposed Southern Branch of the Pacific Railroad, be referred to a special committee of three.

Senator Houston moved, as an amendment, that the resolution be referred to a special committee of five.

The motion, as amended, prevailed, and the President appointed

Senators Eskridge, Houston, Manning, Twiss and Emmert such committee.

On motion, the Senate adjourned until 2 o'clock 1. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION

2 O'CLOCK. P. M.

Senate called to order.
President in the chair.
Roll called.
Quorum present.

Present–Senators Akin, Anderson, Emmert, Eskridge, Gambell, Grover, Horne, Houston, Jones, Manning, Miller, Milhoan, Quigg, Riggs, Speer, Smith, Twiss, Weer and Wheeler.

Senate concurrent resolution No. 12, instructing the Joint Committee on Ways and Means to report the general appropriation bill as early as the 1st day of February, 1866, was taken up for cond sideration,

And the question being, Shall the resolution be adopted ?
The
yeas

and nays were demanded and had with the following result:

Yeas, 17; nays, 1.
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were-

Senators Akin, Anderson, Emmert, Eskridge, Gambell, Horne, Houston, Jones, Manning, Miller, Milhoan, Quigg, Riggs, Speer, Twiss, Weer and Wheeler.

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