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Commerce of New York city in favor of enlarging canals for military purposes; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.
By Mr. McPherson: Additional papers in the case of Thomas B. Price and sister; which were referred to the Committee of Claims.
By Mr. Washburne: The petition of the widow of Joseph B. Plum. mer for an additional pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in answer to a resolution of the House of the 19th ultimo, copies of reports received from Rev. John Seys, United States agent at Monrovia for liberated Africans; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.
The Speaker having proceeded, as the regular order of business, to call the committees for reports
On motion of Mr. Olin, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of citizens of Chester county, Pennsylvania, in favor of the introduction of the homøopathic practice of medicine into military hospitals ; of citizens of Lawrence county, Ohio, in favor of levying contributions upon the enemy to aid in carrying on the war; and of 104 army bakers asking an increase of compensation; and that the same be laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Buffinton, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the following subjects referred by resolutions of the House, viz: in regard to the discharge of soldiers unfit for duty, and the return to their regiments of such as are in hospitals fit for duty; in regard to a provision of professors of military science and tactics for colleges; in regard to military roads from Sioux City, Iowa, to Fort Randall, Dakota, and from Niobrara, Nebraska, to Fort Randall; in regard to a military road from Walla-Walla to Fort Benton; and in regard to the examination of sick and disabled soldiers; and that the same be laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. McPherson, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of citizens of Hagers. town, Maryland, in relation to the care of soldiers in hospitals; and that the same be laid on the table.
Mr. Sedgwick, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the joint resolution of the House (H. Res. 122) requiring the estimation of seamen as well as soldiers in the adjustment of quotas of volunteers, reported the same without amendment.
Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time.
Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate therein.
Mr. Clark, from the Committee on Printing, reported the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:
Resolved, That 5,000 extra copies of the report of the Secretary of
that the same be from the Comme House (H.
the Treasury on the condition of the banks be printed for the use of the present House. Mr. Fenton, from the Committee of Claims, to whom were referred certain adverse decisions of the Court of Claims, reported the following joint resolutions, viz: H. Res. 126. Joint resolution to confirm the adverse decision of the Court of Claims in the case of Thomas B. King; H. Res. 127. Joint resolution to confirm the adverse decision of the Court of Claims in the case of Arthur Edwards and others; H. Res. 128. Joint resolution to confirm the adverse decision of the Court of Claims in the case of George Yates; H. Res. 129. Joint Resolution to confirm the adverse decision of the Court of Claims in the case of Joshua Eddy's heir; and H. Res. 130. Joint resolution to confirm the adverse decision of the Court of Claims in the case of J. W. Knaggs, administrator of Whitmore Knaggs. Which were severally read a first and second time. The said joint resolutions were then severally ordered to be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, they were accordingly read the third time and passed. Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate therein. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill of the following title, W1z : S. 427. An act for the relief of Charles Anderson, assignee of John James, of Texas; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house. The President of the United States has notified the Senate that he did, on the 27th ultimo, approve and sign a bill of the following title, V12 : S. 420. An act to facilitate the discharge of disabled soldiers from the army, and the inspection of convalescent camps and hospitals; and On the 31st ultimo, a bill of the following title, viz: S. 365. An act for the admission of the State of West Virginia into the Union, and for other purposes. 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 6th instant, S. 419. An act to improve the organization of the cavalry forces; and on the 7th instant, H. R. 321. An act to indemnify certain citizens of the United States, residing in the State of Delaware, for expenses incurred by them in defence of the United States. On motion of Mr. William Kellogg, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of resolutions of the House in regard to the legislation necessary to insure the bounty to heirs of volunteers killed in the service, and relating to war claims at St. Louis, and that the same be laid on the table.
Mr. Hickman, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 654) to further promote the efficiency of the marine corps; which was read a first and second time, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed.
Mr. Sheffield, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 655) to authorize the accounting officers of the treasury to make transfers of balances in certain cases; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Commerce.
The committees having been called through,
The Speaker next proceeded to call the States and Territories for resolutions.
Mr. Pendleton submitted the following preamble and resolution, viz: Whereas, on the 17th day of December, 1862, Major General Grant,
commanding the department of Tennessee, did publish the following order, to wit:
“HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
"DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE,
"Oxford, Mississippi, December 17, 1862. “General Order No. 11.
"The Jews, as a class, violating every regulation of trade established by the Treasury Department, also department orders, are hereby expelled from the department within twenty-four hours from the receipt of this order by post commanders.
"They will see that all this class of people are furnished with passes and required to leave; and any one returning after such notification will be arrested and held in confinement until an opportunity occurs of sending them out as prisoners, unless furnished with permits from these headquarters.
“No passes will be given these people to visit headquarters for the purpose of making personal application for trade permits. "By order of Major General Grant.
"JOHN A. RAWLINS,
"Assistant Adjutant General. "Official.
"J. LOVELL, "Captain and Assistant Adjutant General.”
and in pursuance thereof did cause many peaceable citizens of the United States, residents in said department, to be expelled therefrom within twenty-four hours without allegation of special misconduct on their part, and on no other proof than that they were members of a certain religious denomination; and whereas the said order, in its sweeping condemnation of a whole class of citizens without discriminating between the guilty and the innocent, is illegal and unjust, and in its execution is tyrannical and cruel: Therefore,
Resolved, That the said order deserves the sternest condemnation of this honse, and of the President as commander-in-chief.
The same having been read, Mr. Pendleton moved the previous question, and the House refused to second the same. Mr. Washburne moved that the preamble and resolution be laid on the table. And the question being put, Yeas . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nays - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are—
It was decided in the affirmative,
Fernando C. Beaman Daniel W. Gooch John Patton
So the preamble and resolution were laid on the table. Mr. Washburne 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. Mr. Hutchins submitted the following resolution, viz: Resolved, That the thanks of this house are hereby tendered to
Major General B. F. Butler for his energetic, able, and humane ad-
And it was decided in the negative,
Mr. William Allen Mr. Philip Johnson Mr. John B. Steele
Those who voted in the negative are—
Mr. John B. Alley Mr. Samuel C. Fessenden Mr. John T. Nixon
So the House refused to lay the resolution on the table.
The hour of 1 o'clock p. m. having arrived,