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public lands to aid in the construction of a railroad in said Territory; to the Committee on Roads and Canals.
By Mr. Bennett: H. R. 645. A bill to provide a State government for Colorado; to the Committee on the Territories.
Also, H. R. 646 A bill to provide for the entry of the land whereon the city of Denver, in the Territory of Colorado, is located; to the Committee on Public Lands.
By Mr. Porter: H. R. 647. A bill for the relief of the administrator of Captain Richard Stevenson, deceased; to the Committee on Mili. tary Affairs.
By Mr. Spaulding: H. R. 648. A bill to provide ways and means for the support of the government; to the Committee of Ways and Means.
Mr. Wilson gave notice, under the rule, of his intention to move for leave to introduce a joint resolution to approve, ratify, and confirm the proclamation issued by the President of the United States on the 1st day of January, 1863.
Mr. Justin S. Morrill introduced a joint resolution (H. Res. 123) setting apart the old hall of the House of Representatives as a hall for statuary; which was read a first and second time.
Mr. Cox moved that it be referred to the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress.
Mr. McKnight moved to amend the said motion by striking out ** Joint Committee on the Library of Congress” and inserting in lieu thereof “ Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds;" which motion was disagreed to.
The question then recurred on the motion of Mr. Cox.
So it was ordered that the joint resolution be referred to the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress.
The Speaker, having completed the call for bills on leave, proceeded to call the States and Territories for resolutions.
Mr. Samuel C. Fessenden submitted the following resolution; which were severally read, considered, and agreed to, viz:
Resolved, That the Secretary of State be requested to communicate to this house, if not, in his judgment, incompatible with the public interest, why our minister in New Granada bas not presented his credentials to the actual government of that country. Also, the reasons for which Señor Murillo is not recognized by the United States as the diplomatic representative of the Mosquera government of that country. Also, what negotiations have been had, if any, with General Herran as the representative of Ospina's government in New Granada, since it went out of existence. .
Resolved, That the Committee on Indian Affairs be directed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the appointment of commissioners to investigate the condition of every tribe or rem. nants of tribes of Indians in the United States with which the government has treaty stipulations, and report what measures should be taken by this government, if any, with a view of providing for the more effectual security of their rights and the rights of citizens of the United States and promoting friendly mutual relations.
Mr. Sedgwick submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:
Resolved, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be instructed to inquire into the circumstances of the loss of the United States steamship Monitor, with a view to ascertain the cause thereof, and whether vessels of her description are or can be made safe and seaworthy.
Mr. Van Horn submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:
Resolved, That the select committee appointed at the close of the last session, to whom was referred the papers relating to a ship canal between Lakes Erie and Ontario, on the American side, be revived for the present session, so that the committee may be allowed to conclude the business assigned to it.
Mr. Babbitt submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:
Resolved, that the Committee on Naval Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of repealing so much of an act of July 14, 1862, as provides that chaplains in the navy shall not be more than thirty-five years of age at the time of their appointment.
Mr. Stevens, by unanimous consent, introduced a joint resolution (H. Res. 124) relating to the transportation of sick, wounded, and deceased soldiers; which was read a first and second time.
Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time.
Mr. Stevens moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.
Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said joint resolution.
Mr. Bingham submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and, under the operation of the previous question, agreed to, viz:
Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to report a bill to provide for the protection of loyal citizens in their persons and property in insurrectionary States. Mr. Blake submitted the following resolutions, viz:
Resolved, That this house earnestly desires the most speedy and effectual measures taken to put down the rebellion; that any propo. sitions for peace or cessation of hostilities at this time on any terms other than an unconditional submission of the rebels now in arms against the government to the requirements of the Constitution and laws would be pusillanimous and traitorous ; that the members of this house do hereby give the most earnest assurances to the people of the United States that they will cheerfully co-operate with the President, as commander-in-chief of the army and navy, in any measures he may deem proper, sanctioned by the Constitution and the laws of civilized warfare, to strengthen the military power of our gallant soldiers in the field defending the government, and to weaken that of the enemy laboring to destroy it.
Resolved, That the only alternative government can or ought at this time to offer to rebels is, to submit or be conquered.
The same having been read,
Mr. Blake moved the previous question, and the House refused to second the same.
Debate arising upon the said resolutions, they were laid over under the rule.
Mr. Cox submitted the following resolution, viz:
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to communicate to this house his reasons, if any, for neglecting to answer the resolution passed by this house on the 16th of December last, inquiring as to the names of the owners of the United States stock of 1842, and as to the medium by which he proposed to pay the same; and further, that he do now communicate to this house the names of such owners, and whether he has paid the said stock; and if so, whether in coin or otherwise.
The same having been read,
Mr. Justin S. Morrill moved that it be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.
After debate, by unanimous consent,
Mr. Cox moved the previous question.
Mr. Washburne moved that the resolution be laid on the table.
And the question being put,
It was decided in the negative,
Mr. Isaac N. Arnold Mr. George P. Fisher Mr. Timothy G. Phelps
Joseph Baily Erastus Corning Henry Grider
Harrison G. Blake
George W. Dunlap
Mr. Anthony L. Knapp
Mr. John H. Rice
James S. Rollins
Mr. Rowland E. Trowbridge
Clement L. Vallandigham
So the House refused to lay the resolution on the table.
The question then recurring on the demand for the previous question, it was seconded and the inain question ordered, and under the operation thereof the motion to refer to the Committee of Ways and Means was disagreed to. The question was then put on agreeing to the said resolution,
s Yeas.............................. 43 And there appeared, N
? | Nays .............................. 46 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are
No quorum voted.
Mr. Washburne moved, at 2 o'clock and 25 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.
On motion of Mr. Blake, Ordered, That there be a call of the House. The roll having been called, the following named members failed to answer to their names, viz: Messrs. William J. Allen, John B. Alley, James M. Ashley, Portus Baxter, Samuel S. Blair, George H. Browne, Alfred A. Burnham, James H. Campbell, Samuel L. Casey, George T. Cobb, Frederick A. Conkling, Martin F. Conway, John W. Crisfield, John J. Crittenden, William P. Cutler, William Morris Davis, Henry L. Dawes, Charles Delano, Isaac C. Delaplaine, R. Holland Duell, Sidney Edgerton, Thomas M. Edwards, Alfred Ely, James E. English, Philip B. Fouke, Augustus Frank, Daniel W. Gooch, Bradley F. Granger, James T. Hale, John Hickman, Valentine B. Horton, Philip Johnson, John W. Killinger, William E. Lansing, Jesse Lazear, Dwight Loomis, Edward McPherson, Robert Mallory, Henry May, William Mitchell, James K. Moorhead, John T. Nixon, Warren P. Noble, Robert H. Nugen, Moses F. Odell, John Patton, Nehemiah Perry, John S. Phelps, Theodore M. Pomeroy, John F. Potter, Alexander H. Rice, William A. Richardson, James C. Robinson, Samuel Shellabarger, Socrates N. Sherman, A. Scott Sloan, Elbridge G. Spaulding, John B. Steele, John D. Stiles, John L. N. Stratton, Francis Thomas, Charles R. Train, William Wandever, Charles H. Van Wyck, John P. Verree, Chauncey Wibbard, William H. Wadsworth, Amasa Walker, John W. Wallace, E. P. Walton, Kellian W. Whaley, Albert S. White, Chilton A. White, George C. Woodruff, and Hendrick B. Wright. On motion of Mr. Washburne, Ordered, That further proceedings in the call be dispensed with: On motion of Mr. Stevens, by unanimous consent, the further consideration of the pending resolution submitted by Mr. Cox was postponed until Wednesday, the 7th instant, at 1 o'clock p. m. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill (H. R. 649) making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the government for the year ending June 30, 1864; which was read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made a special order for to-morrow, at 1 o'clock p.m., and ordered to be printed. On motion of Mr. Stevens, by unanimous consent, leave was granted #. Committee of Ways and Means to sit during the sittings of the Ouse. Mr. Granger, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had presented to the President of the United States bills of the following titles, viz: On the 25th ultimo, H. R. 592. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to provide internal revenue to support the government and to pay interest on the public debt,” approved July 1, 1862; and on the 26th ultimo, S. 420. An act to facilitate the discharge of disabled soldiers from the army, and the inspection of convalescent camps and hospitals. Mr. Granger, from the same committee, reported that the com