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VIII.

VOTES M PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

The Constitutional Amendment, as Finally Adopted and Submitted to the Legislatures of the States.

In Senate. 1866, June 8—The Amendment in these words, as finally amended, was brought to a vote: Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, (two-thirds of both Houses concurring,) That the following article be proposed to the legislatures of the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which, when ratified by threefourthe of said legislatures, shall be valid as part of the Constitution, namely:

Article 14.

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Sec. 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers of a State, or the members of the legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twentyone years of age in such State.

Sec. 3. No person shall be a senator or representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrec

tion or rebellion against the same, or given ai or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Coi

tress may, by a vote of two-third0 of eac ouse, remove such disability. Sec. 4. The validity of the public debt of th United States, authorized by law, includin debts incurred for payment of pensions am bounties for services in suppressing insurrectioi or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But nei ther the United States nor any State shall as sume or pay any debt or obligation incurred it aid of insurrection or rebellion against the Uni ted States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void. Sec. 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

It passed—yeas 33, nays 11, as follow:

Yeas—Messrs. Anthony, Chandler, Clark, Connoss, Cr»

g'o, Creswell, Edmunds, Fessenden, Foster, Grimes, Harris endersou, Howard, Howe. Kirkwood. Lane of Kansas. Laoe of Indiana, Morgan, Morrill, Nye, Poland, Pomeroy, iUmsey, Sherman, Spragne, Stewart, Sumner, Trumbull, Wa-te, Willey, Williams, Wilson, Yates—33.

Nays—Messrs. Cowan, Davis, Doolittle, Guthrie, Hendricks, Johnson, McDougaU, Norton, Riddle, Saulsbuiy, Van Winkle—11.

Absent—Messrs. Brown, Buckalew, Dixon, Ifesmilh, Wright—5.

In House. June 13—The Amendment passed—yeas 138, nays 36, as follow:

. Yeas—Messrs. Alley, Allison, Ames, Andorson, Delos H. Abhley, James M. Ashley, Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Barker, Baxter, Beaman, Benjamin, Bidwell, Bingham. Blaine. Blow, Bontwell, Brandegee, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckland, Buddy, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb.Conkling, Cook, Cullom. Darling, Davis, Dawes, Defrees, Delano, Deminft Dixon,Dodge, Donnelly, Drlggs, Dumont, Eckley, Eggleston, Eliot, Farnsworth, FarquLar, Ferry, Garfield, GrinnoII, Griawold. Hale, AbnerC. Harding, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Higby. Holmes, Hooper, Hotchkiss, Asnhel W. Hubbard, t best* D. rIubbardbDcmas Hubbard, jr., John H. Hubbard, James B. Hubbell, Hulburd, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Julian, Kasson, Kel* ley, Kelso, Ketcham, Kuykendall, Laflin, Latham, Gcorgt V. Lawrence, William Lawrence, Loan, Longyear, Lyncb, Marston, Marvin, McCrorg, McKee, McRuer, Mercur, Miller, Moorhead, Morrill, Morris, Moulton, Myers, Newell, O'Neill, Ortb, Paine, Patterson, Perham, Phelps, Pike, Plants, Pomeroy, Price, William II. Randall, Raymond, Alexander H. Rice, John II. Jlico, Rollins, Sawyer, Schenck, ScofieU, Shellabarger, Sloan, Smith, Spalding, Stevens, StilhrcU, Thayer, Francis Thomas, John L. Thomas, Trowbridge, Upson, Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Ward, Warner, Ellihu B. Washburne, Henry D. Washburn, William B. Washburn, Welker, Wentworth, Whaley, Williams, James F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, Woodbridge, the Speaker—138. ■

Nats—Messrs. Ancona, Bergen, Buyer, Chanter, Ooffrpth, Dawson, Denison, Eldridge, Finck, Glossbrenner, GrMer, Aaron Harding, Hogan, Edwin N. Hubbell, James M. But* phrey, Johnson, Kerr, I.e Blond, Marshall, McCullougK Niblack, Nicholson, Radford, Samuel J. Randall, Ritter, Rogers, Ross, ShankUn, Sitgreaves, Strouse, Taber, Taylor, Thornton, Trimble, Winfirld, Wright—36.

Not Voting—Messrs. Culver, Goodyear, Harris, Hill, James Humphrey, Jones, Mclndoo, Noell, Rousseau, Starr— 10.

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Preliminary Proceedings. Prior to the adoption of the joint resolution n the form above stated, these reports were nade from the Joint Committee, and these votes . 'ere taken in the two Houses: Is House. April 30—Mr. Stevens, from the Joint Select j Committee on Reconstruction reported a joint resolution, as follows: A joint resolution proposing an amendment

tcvthe Constitution of the Lnited States. Be it resolved, &c, (two-thirds of both Houses concurring,) That the following article be proposed to the legislatures of the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which, when ratified by three-fourths of said legislatures, shall be valid as part of the Constitution, namely:

Article —. Sec. 1. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or | property without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal' protection of the laws.

Sec. 2. Representatives shall be apportioned | among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective i numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But whenever in any State the elective franchise Bhall be denied to any portion of its male citizens not less than twenty-one years of age, or in anyway abridged, except for participation in rebellion or other crime, the basis of representation in such State shall he reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens not less than twenty-one years of age.

Sec. 3. Until the 4th day of July, in the year 1870, all persons who voluntarily adhered to the late insurrection, giving it aid and comfort, shall be excluded from the right to vote for representatives in Congress and for electors for President and Vice-President of the United States.

Sec. 4. Neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation already incurred, or which may hereafter be incurred, in aid of insurrection or of war against the United States, or any claim for compensation for loss of involuntary service or labor.

Sec. 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Objection having been made to its being a special order for Tuesday, May 8, and every day thereafter until disposed of, Mr. Stevens moved a suspension of the rules to enable him to make ?hat motion; which was agreed to—yeas 107, nays 20.

The Nats were: Messrs. Ancona, Bergen, Bayer, Cnffroth, Dawson, Eldridge, Finck, Grider, Aaron Harding, James M. Humphrey, Latham, Marshall, Niltlaek, Nicholson, Hitter, Boss, Strouse, Taylor, Tlwmton, Winfield—20.

May 10—Mr. Stevens demanded the previous question ; which was seconded, on a count, 85 to 57; and the main question was ordered— yeas 84, nays 79, as follow:

Yf I*—Messrs. Allison, Ames. Anderson, Bauks, Baxter, Bidwell, Boutwell, Brumwell, Bioonioll. Chanter, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke. Cobb, t o:tkliuar. Cook.Defiees, Dixon, Driggs, Dumont. Ecklcy, Etfgle>ton. EUridge, Eliut, Grider, Grinuell. Aaron Harding, Abm-r C. Harding, Harris, Hart, Higby, Holmes, Hooper, HotchMes, Asahel W. Hubbard, Detnas Hubbard, lugersoll, Julian. Kelley, Kelso, Ayrr, William Lawrence, Le Blond, Loan, Lynch, Marston, McClurg, McCuliimgh, MclDdoe, Mercur, Morrill, Moulton, Siblack, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Patterson, Perham, Pike, Price, John H. Rice, Ritter, Ergers, Rollins, Bass, Rousseau, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield. Shaaklin, Sbellabarger, Spalding, Stevens, Francis Thomas, John L. Thomas, Thornton, Trowbridge, Upson, Ward, Ellihu B. Washburne. Welker, JamesF.Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom. Woodbridge—84.

Nays—Messrs. Alley, Ancona, Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Baker.Baldwiu, Barker, Beaman, Benjamin, Bergen, Bingham, Blaine, Blow, Boy-r. Buckland, Bundy, COffroth, Cullom, Darling, Davis. Dawes, Daurson. Delano, Deming, Dodge, Donnelly, Farnsworth, Ferry, Finck, Garfield. Glostbrenner, Goodyear, Griswold. Hayes, Hendersou, Chester D. Hubbard, James R. Hubbell, Ilulburd, James Humphrey, Jenckes, Kasson, Kctcham, Kuykendall. Laflin, Latham, George V. Lawrence, Lougyear, Marshall. McKee, McRuer, Miller, Moorhead, Morris, Myers, Newell, Phelps, Plants, Radford, Samuel J. Randall, William H. Randall. Raymond, Alexander II. Rice, Sittreaves. Smith, Stillwell, Strouse, Taber, Taylor, Thayer, Trimble, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Warner. Henrv D. Washburn, William B. Washburn, Whaley, Williams, Winfield, Wright—19.

The joint resolution, as above printed, then passed—yeas 128, nays 37, as follow:

Yeas—Messrs. Alley, Allison, Ames, Anderson, Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley. Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Barker, Baxter, Beaman, Beuj-iinin, Bidwell, Biugham, Blaine. Blow, B 'utwell, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckland, Bundy, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Conkling, Cook, Cullom, Darliug, Davis, Dawes, Defrees, Delano, Deming, Dixon, Dodge, Donnelly, Driggs, Dumont, Eckley, Eggleston, Eliot, Farnsworth, Ferry, tiarfield, Gvinuell, Griswold, Abner C. Harding, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Higby, Holmes. Hooper, Hotchkiss, Asahel W. Hubbard, Chester D. Hubbard, Demas Hubbard, James R. Hubbell, Hulburd, James Humphrey, lngersoll. Jenckes, Julian, Kasson, Kelley, Kelso,Kotcuam, Kuykendall, Laflin. George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence, Loan, Longyear, Lynch, Marston, McClurg, Mclndoe, McKee, Mclluer, Mercur, Miller. Moorhead, Morrill, Morris, Moulton, Myers, Newell, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Patterson, Perham, Pike, Plant*, Price, William H. Randall, Raymond, Alexander H. Rice, John H. Rice, Rollins, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofleld, Sbellabarger, Spalding, Stevens, Stillwell, Thayer, Francis Thomas, Johu L. Thomas. Trowbridge, Upson, Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Ward, Warner, Ellihu B- Washburne, Henry 1) Washburn, WilliamB. Washburn, Welker, Williams, James F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, Woodbridge, the Speaker—128.

Nays—Messrs. Ancona, Bergen, Boyer, Chanler, Coffroth, Dawson, Eldridge. Finck, Glossbrenncr, Goodyear, Grider, Aaron Harding, Harris, Kerr, Latham, Le Blond, Marshall, McCullough, Niblack, Phelps, Radford, Samuel J. RandaU, Bitter, Rogers, Ross, Rousseau, Shanklin, Silgreaves, Smith, Strouse, Taber, Taylor, Thornton, Trimble, Whaley, Winfield, Wright—SI.

The amendments of the Senate were made to this proposition, when it was finally adopted by each House, in the form first stated.

The Accompanying Bills.

April 30—Mr. Stevens, from the same committee, also reported this bill: A Bill to provide for restoring the States lately

in insurrection to their full political rights.

Whereas it is expedient that'the States lately in insurrection should, at the earliest day consistent with the future peace and safety of the Union, be restored to full participation in all political rights; and whereas the Congress did, by joint resolution, propose for ratification to the legislatures of the several States, as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, an article in the following words, to wit:

[For article, see page 102.]

Now, therefore,

Be it enacted, ie'., That whenever the aboverecited amendment shall have become part of the Constitution of the United States, and any State lately in insurrection shall have ratified the same, and shall have modified its constitution and laws in conformity therewith, the Senators and Representatives from such State, if found duly elected and qualified, may, after having taken the required oaths of office, he admitted into Congress as such.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That when any State lately in insurrection shall have ratified the foregoing amendment to the Constitution,, any part of the direct tax under the act of August 5, 1861, which may remain due and unpajd in such State may be assumed and paid by such State; and the paymentthereof, upon proper assurances from such State to be given to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, may be postponed for a period not exceeding ten years from and after the passage of this act.

April 30—Mr. Stevens, from the same committee, also reported thio bill: A Bill declaring certain persons ineligible to

office under the Government of the United

States.

Be it enacted, <£«., That no person shall be eligible to any office under the Government of the United States who is included in any of the following classes, namely:

1. The president and vice president of the confederate States of America, so called, and the heads of departments thereof.

2. Those who in other countries acted as agents of the confederate States of America, so called.

3. Heads of Departments of the United States, officers of the army and navy of the United States, and all persons educated at the Military or Naval Academy of the United States, judges of the courts of the United States, and members of either House of the Thirty-Sixth Congress of the United States who gave aid or comfort to the late rebellion.

4. Those who acted as officers of the con, federate States of America, so called, above the

grade of colonel in the army or master in the navy, and any one who, as Governor of either of the so-called confederate States, gave aid or comfort to the rebellion.

5. Those who have treated officers or soldiers or sailors of the army or navy of the United States, captured during the late war, otherwise than lawfully as prisoners of war.

Neither of these bills has been voted on up to the time this page goes to press.

The Negatived Amendment on Representation

and Direct Taxes.

Ik House.

January 22, 1866—Mr. Stevens reported this proposition from the Joint Select Committee:

Resolved, &c, (two-thirds of both Housesconourring,) That the following article be proposed to the legislatures of the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States; which, when ratified by three-fourths of the said legislatures, shall be valid as part of said Constitution, namely:

Article —. Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several States

which may be included within this Union, at cording to their respective numbers, countin the whole number of persons in each S0ate, ex eluding Indians not taxed: Provided, That when ever the elective franchise shall be denied o abridged in any State on account of race o color, all persons of such race or color shall h excluded from the basis of representation.

Mr. Stevens moved to insert the word " there in" after the word "persons" where it last oe curs.

Sundry propositions of amendment were of fered, and

January 30—The report was recommittei without instructions—the motion of Mr. L< Blond to commit it to the Committee of the. Whole having been lost, yeas 37, nays lo3. (Messrs. McRiier and Rousseau and 35 Demo crats made up the affirmative vote.)

The Negatived Constitutional Amendment on

Representation.

In House.

January 31,1866—Mr. Stevens reported from the Committee on Reconstruction this joint resolution:

Joint Resolution proposing to amend the Constitution of the United States.

Resolved, &c, (two-thirds of both Houses concurring,) That the following article be propo!«l to the legislatures of the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which, when ratified by three-fourths of said legislatures, shall be valid as part of said Constitution, namely:

Article —.

Representatives shall be apportioned amon« the several States which may be included within this Union according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed: Provided, That whenever the elective franchise shall be denied or abridged in any State on accouns of race or color, all persons therein of such race or color shall be excluded from the basis of representation.

Mr. Schenck submitted this as a substitute for the "Article:"

Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union according to the number of male citizens of the United States over twenty-one yenrs of age having the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislature. The Congress, at their first session after the ratification of this amendment by the required number of States, shall provide by law for the actual enumeration of such voters; and such actual enumeration shall he separately made in a general census of the population of all the States within every subsequent term of ten years, in such manner as the Congress may by law direct. The number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every one hundred and twenty-five thousand of actual population, but each State shall have at least one Representative.

Mr. Sehenck's substitute was disagreed to— yeas 29, nays 131, as follow:

Yeas—Mossrs. Anderson, Bromwell. Bnntly, Reader W. larko, Siduey Clarke, Darling, Davis, Defrees. Farnsworth, ibner C. Harding, Hayes, Hill, Chester D. Hubbard, James LIIubbell, Jas. Humphrey, Ingersoll, Kuykendall, WiHam awreuce, Marshall, McCulUnigh, Miller, Ortb, Pike, Ross, ichonck, Shellabarger, Sloan, Thornton, Van Horn—29.

Nats—Messrs. Alley, Allison, Ames, James M. Ashley, bkor. Banks, Barker, Baxter, Beanian, Benjamin, Bergen^ Mdwell, Bingham, Blaine, Blow, Boutwell, Boyer, Branderee, Broolcsi Bjoomall, Buckland, Chanter, Cobb, Conkling, !wk, Cnllom. Dawes. Daw soft. DoIauu, Deming, Deitisan, >ixon, Donnelly, Eckleyi Eggleston, Eldridge, Eliot, Far1ohar, Ferry, Finck, Garfield, Grider, Grinnell, Griswold, lale, Aaron Harding, Harris, Hart, Hogan, Holmes, looper, Hotchkips, Asahel W. Hubbard, Demas Hubbard, r, John II. Hubbard; Edwin N. Hubbell, Hulburd, James tf. Humphrey, Jenckes, Johnson.* Julian, Kasson, Kelley, Jelso, Kerr, Ketcham, Laflin, Latham,George V. Lawrence, ht Blond, Longyear, Lynch, Marston, Marvin, McClurg, iclndoe, MeKee, Mercur, Moorhe.td, Morrill, Morris, MoulOd, Myers, Niblack, Nicholson,Nodi, O'Neill, Paine, Patterloo, Perbam, Phelps, Plnuts, Pomeroy, Price, Samuel J. Kandall, William II. Randall, Alexander II. Rice, John II. Rice, Hitter, Rogers, Rollins, Sawyer, Scofield, Shanklin, ?mitb, Spalding, Starr, Stevens. Strouse, Taher, Taylor, Thuyer, Francis Thomas, John L. Thomas, jr., Trimble, Upson, Van Aornam, Burt Van Horn, Voorhees, Ward, (Vainer. Ellihu B. Washburne, William B. Washburn. R'elker, Wentwortb, Whaley, Williams, James F. Wilson, Btephen F. Wilson; Windom, Wright—131.

The joint resolution, as reported, was then agreed to—yeas 120, nays 46, as follow:

Yeas—Messrs. Alley, Allison, Ames, Anderson, James M. Asu'ey,Bakor, Banks, Barker, Baxter, Beanian, Benjamin, Birtwcll, Bingham, Blaine, Blow, B.mtwelt, Bramlegee, Bromwell, BroomaM, Buckland, Bandy, Reader W.Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Conkling, Cook, Cuiiom, Darling, Davis. Hawcs, Defrees, Delano, Deming, Dixon, Donnelly, Ecklcy, I^S!eston,Faruswoi'tb, Farqubar, Ferry, Garfield, Grmne!I, Gnswoid, Abncr C. Harding, Hart, Hayes, Hill, Holmes, Hooper,Hotchkiss, AsaheiW. Hubbard,Chester D. Hubbard, Demas Hubbard, jr., John H. Hubbard, James R. Hubbell, Hulburd, Jas. Humphrey, Ingersoll, Julian, Kasson, Kelley, K'lsn, Ketcham, Kuykendall, Laflin, George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence, Longyear, Lynch, Marstou, Marvin, McClurg, Mclndoe, MuKee, Mercur, Miller, Moorhcad, Morrill, Morris, Moid ton, Myers, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Patterson., Pcrham, Pike, Plants, Pomeroy, Price, Alexander U. Rice, John H. Rice, Rollins, Sawyer, fcichenck, ssofieM.Phellabargcr, Sloan, Spalding, Starr, Stevens, Still we 11, Thayer, Francis Thomas, John L. Thomas, jr., Upson, Van Aeinam, Bart Van Horn, Robert T. Van-Horn, Ward, Warner, EHihu B. Washburne. William B. Washburn, Wolker, Wentwortb, William?, James F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Windain, woodbrldge—120.

Nats—Messrs. Baldwin, Bergen, Boyer, Brooks, Chanltr, Dawson, Denison, Eldridge, Eliot, Finck, Grider, Hale, Aaron Harding, Harris, Hogan, Edwin N. Hubbell, James M. Humphrey, Jenckes, Johnson, Kerr, Latham, Le Blond, Marshall, McCullough, Niblack, Nicholson, Noell, Phelps, Samuel J. Randal', William II. Randall, Raymond, Ritter, Rogers, Ross, Rousseau, Shanklin, Sitgreaves, Smith,Strouse, Tiber, Taylor, Thornton, Trimble, Voorhees, Whaley, WriglU, -10.'

[Messrs. Driggs and Newell, February 1, stated they would have voted aye, if present.]' In Senate.

March 9, 1866—The resolution of the House was rejected—yeas 25, nays 22, as follow, (twothirds being necessary:)

Yeas—Messrs. Anthony, Chandler, Clark, Conness, Cragin, CreswelJ, Fessenden, Foster, Grimes, Harris, Howe, Kirkwood, Lane of Indiana, McDougall, Morgan, Morrill, Nye, Poland, Ramsey, Sherman, Sprague, Trumbull, Wade, Williams, Wilson—25.

Nays—Messrs. Brown, Buckalew, Cowan, Davis, Dixon, Doolittle. Guthrie, Henderson, Hendricks, Johnson, Lane of Kansas, Nesmith, Norton, Pomeroy, Riddle, Saulsbury, Stewart, Stockton, Sumner, Van Winkle, Willey, Yates—22.

Report on Privileges and Immunities of Citizens.

In House. February 13, 1866—Mr. Bingham reported from the Joint Reconstruction Committee, this joint resolution, which was re-committed and ordered to be printed:

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

Resolved, <£c, (two-thirds of both Houses concurring,) That the following article be proposed to the legislatures of the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which, when ratified by three-fourths of the said legislatures, shall be valid as part of said Constitution, viz:

Article —.'

The Congress shall have power to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper to secure to the citizens of each State all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several States, and to all persons in the several States equal protection in the rights of life, liberty, and property.

February 26—Mr. Bingham reported it back, without amendment.

February 28—Mr. Eldridge moved that it lie on the table; which was disagreed to—yeas 41, nays 110, as follow:

Yeas—Messrs. Ancona, Bergen, Brooks, Chanter, Coffroth, Davia, Dawson, Denison, Eldridge, Finc7c, Glossfirennera G'iodycar, Grider, G r is wold, Hale, A. Harding, Hogan, E. N. Hubbell, Kerr, Kuykendall, Marshall, Marvin, McCullough, Niblack, Nicholson, Noell, Phelps, S. J. Randall, Ritter, Rogers, Ross, Rimsseau, Shanklin, Sitgreaves, 0rouse, Taher, Taylory Thornton, Trimble, Winjheld, Wright—41.

Nays—Messrs. Alley, Allison, Ames, Anderson^ Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Barker, Baxter, Benjamin, Bidwell, Bingham .Blaine, Blow, Boutwell, Brandegee, Broomall, Buckland, Bundv, Header W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Conkling, Cook, Cullom, Darling, Defrees, Delano, Deming, Donnelly, Dumont, lirkley, Eggleston, Eliot, Furnsworth, Farqubar, Ferry,8 Garfield, Grinneli.AbnerC. Harding,Hart,H Aye's, Iligby, Holmes, Hooper, Hotchkiss, Demas Hubbard, jr., John 11. Hubbard, Jamea R.IIubbell^Uulburd, James Humphrey, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Julian, Kelley, Kelso, Ketcham, Laflin, Latham, George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence, Loan, Longyear, Lynch, Marston, McClurg, McKee, McRuer, Mercur, Moorhead, Morrill, Morris, Moulton, Myers, Newell, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Patterson, Pcrham, Pike, Prico, Raymond, Alexander II. Rice, John II. Rice, Sawyer, Schenck, Shellabarger, Sloan, Spalding, Stevens, Thayer, Francis Thomas, John L. Thomas, jr., Trowbridge, Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Warner, Ellihu B. W;ishbnrne, Henry D. Washburn, Wm. B. Washburn, Welker, Wentwortb, Williams, James F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, Woodbridge—110.

And on motion of Mr. Conkling, its further consideration was postponed until the second Tuesday in April.

There was no further vote on it.
In Senate.

February 13—Mr. Fessenden reported the same resolution, which was laid over, and not again considered.

Beport Concerning Tennessee.

In House.

March 5, 1866—Mr. Bingham reported from the Select Joint Committee on Reconstruction this

Joint Resolution concerning the State of Tennessee.

Resolved, &c, That whereas the people of Tennessee have made known to the Congress of the United States their desire that the constitutional relations heretofore existing between them and the United States may be fully established, and did, on the twenty-second day of February, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, by a large popular vote, adopt and ratify a constitution of government, republican in form and not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States, and a State government has been organized under the provisions thereof, which said provisions and the laws passed in pursuance thereof proclaim and denote loyalty to the Union; and whereas the people of Tennessee are found to be in a condition to exercise the functions of a State within this Union, and can only exercise the same by the consent of the law-making power of the United States: Therefore, the State of Tennessee' is hereby declared to be one of the United Statesof America, on an equal footing with the other States, upon the express condition that the people of Tennessee will maintain and enforce, in good faith, their existing constitution and laws, excluding those who have been engaged in rebellion against the United States from the exercise of the elective franchise, for the respective periods of time therein provided for, and shall exclude the same persons for the like respective periods of time from eligibility to office; and the State of Tennessee shall never assume or pay any debt or obligation contracted or incurred in aid of the late rebellion; nor shall said State ever in any manner claim from the United States or make any allowance or compensation for slaves emancipated or liberated in any way whatever; which conditions shall be ratified by the Legislature of Tennessee, or the people thereof, as the Legislature may direct, before this act shall take affect.

The resolution was ordered to be printed, and was recommitted to the committee, and has not been voted on, up to the time this page goes to press.

Payment of Bobol Debt. ,

December 19, 1865—Mr. James F. Wilson reported from the Committee on the Judiciary the following joint resolution to amend the Constitution of the United States:

Be it resolved by the Senate and Souse of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled, (two-thirds of both Houses concur

ring,) That the following article be proposed I the legislatures of the several States as amendment to the Constitution of the Unitt States, which, when ratified by three-fourths said legislatures, shall be valid to all inten and purposes as a part of said Constitutioi namely:

Abticle —. No tax, duty, or impost shi be laid, nor shall any appropriation of mont be made, by either the United States, or an one of the States thereof, for the purpose i paying, either in whole or in part, any deb contract, or liability whatsoever, incurred, madi or suffered by any one or more of the States, c the people thereof, for the purpose of aiding n bellion against the Constitution and laws of th United States.

Which was passed—yeas 151, naya 11, as fol low:

Yeas—Messrs. Alley, Allison, Ames, Anderson, James 1 Ashley, Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Barker, Baxter, Beaman, B :•; jamin, Bergen, Bidwell, Bingham, Blow, Boutwell, Boya Brandegee, Bromwell, Broomull, Buckland, Bundy, Chcada Reader W.Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Conkling, Cook, Col lom. Darling.D:iwes,Defrees, Delano, Deming, Dix^n, Doimel ly, Driggs, Uumont, Eckley, Eggleston, Eliot, Farnswortli Farquhar, Ferry, Finck, Garfield, Grinnell, Griswold, Bala Aimer C. Harding, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Higby, Hill Hogan, Holmes, Hooper, Hotchkiss, Asahel W. Hubbard Chester D. Hubbard, Demas Huibard, jr., JohnH. Hubbard James R. Hubbell, Hulburd, Ingersoll, Jenckls, Johnson, Julian, Kasson, Kelley, Kelso, Kerr, Ketcham, Knyk-i.. Laflin, Latham, George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence Loan, Longyear, Lyixh, Marshall, Marston, M.irviu, BloClurg, McKee, McRuer, Mercur, Miller, Morrill, Moultoo, Myers, Newell, Niblack, Nodi, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Pattef son, Perham. Phelps, Pike, Plants, Price, Radford, Samsi J. Randall, William II. Randall. Raymond, Alexander E Rice, John H.Rice, Rollins,itoss^Rousseau, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Shellabarger, Sitgreaves, Sloan, Smith, Spalding, Starr, Stevens, Stillwell, Stroust, Taber, Taylor, Thayer, Francis Thomas, John L. Thomas, Thornton, Trowbridge, Upson, Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Voorhees, Ward, Vurner,Ellihu B. Was-hburno, William B. Washburn, Welker, Wentworth, Wholey, Williams, James F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, Wright—151.

Nays—Messrs. Erooltt.Deirison, Eldridge, Grider,Jar» Harding, McCullough, Nicholson, Ritter, Rogers, Shanldi*, Trimble—11.

It was not acted on in the Senate; but the substance of it is included in the amendment ai finally adopted.

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