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Mr. Alexander H. Rice, by unanimous consent, submitted the fol. lowing resolution; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Printing, viz: Resolved, That there be printed three thousand extra copies of the report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey for the year 1862—two thousand of which shall be for distribution by the Superintendent, and one thousand copies for the use of the mem. bers of this house. On motion of Mr. Fenton, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House be discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 103) for the relief of John Skirving, and that the same be indefinitely postponed. The Speaker having proceeded, as the regular order of business, to call the committees for reports of a private nature— Mr. Fenton, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the adverse decision of the Court of Claims in the case of Moses Yale, reported a joint resolution (H. Res. 131) to confirm the same; which was read a first and second time. Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed. Ordered. That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate therein. Mr. Dunn, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 564) for the relief of Captains John P. Sherburne and H. Clay Wood, of the United States army, reported the same without amendment. Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, and made the order of the day for to-morrow. Mr. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill (H. R. 665) making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal year ending the 30th of June, 1864; which was read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, made the special order for Wednesday next, the 14th instant, and ordered to be printed. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed joint resolutions and a bill of this House of the following titles, 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 heirs; 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; and

H. R. 587. An act to provide for the imprisonment of persons convicted of crime by the criminal court of the District of Columbia; severally without amendment. On motion of Mr. Stevens, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Holman reported that the committee, having had under consideration the special order, viz: H. R. 635. A bill making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the 30th of June, 1864, had directed him to report the same with sundry amendments. The House having proceeded to the consideration of the said bill. Mr. Bennet moved to amend the bill on page 30, line 720. Pending which, Mr. William Kellogg submitted an amendment to the fifth amendment reported from the Committee of the Whole. Pending which, Mr. Stevens moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the amendments numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7, were severally agreed to, and the amendment submitted by Mr. Bennet was disagreed to. Mr. Todd submitted an amendment to come in at line 738; which was agreed to. The amendment submitted by Mr. William Kellogg to the 5th amendment having been read as follows, viz: Strike out the words “the same as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, being $4,000,” in lines 2 and 3, section 2, and insert in lieu thereof the words “three thousand dollars.” And the question being put, It was decided in the negative, Navs . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 84 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are—

Mr. William Allen Mr. Philip Johnson Mr James C. Robinson
Sydenham E. Ancona William Kellogg John P. C. Shanks
James M. Ashley James E. Kerrigan Samuel Shellabarger
Jacob B. Blair Jesse Lazear A. Scott Sloan
Samuel S. Blair Edward McPherson John D. Stiles
Schuyler Colfax Henry May Carey A. Trimble
Frederick A. Conkling Warren P. Noble Rowland E. Trowbridge
Roscoe Conkling Robert H. Nugen Daniel W. Voorhees
James A. Cravens John Patton Amasa Walker
W. McKee Dunn George H. Pendleton Kellian W. Whaley
Sidney Edgerton Frederick A. Pike Charles A. Wickliffe
Thomas A. D. Fessenden Albert G. Porter James F. Wilson
Richard A. Harrison John F. Potter - William Windom.
William S. Holman John H. Rice

Those who voted in the negative are—

Mr. John B. Alley Mr. Portus Baxter Mr. William G. Brown
Joseph Baily Charles J. Biddle James Buffinton
Stephen Baker John A. Bingham Charles B. Calvert

Mr. James H. Campbell Mr. William D. Kelley Mr. Charles B. Sedgwick
Jacob P. Chamberlain Cornelius L. L. Leary Joseph Segar
George T. Cobb William E. Lehman William P. Sheffield
Erastus Corning Dwight Loomis Socrates N. Sherman
Samuel S. Cox Owen Lovejoy George K. Shiel
John W. Crisfield Frederick F. Low Edward H. Smith
William P. Cutler Robert McKnight Elbridge G. Spaulding
Wm. Morris Davis Robert Mallory John B. Steele
Isaac C. Delaplaine John W. Menzies William G. Steele
R. Holland Dnell James K. Moorhead Thaddeus Stevens
George W. Dunlap Anson P. Morrill John L. N. Stratton
Thomas M. Edwards Justin S. Morrill Benjamin F. Thomas
Thomas D. Eliot James R. Morris Francis Thomas
Alfred Ely John T. Nixon Rob't B. Wan Walkenburgh
James E. English John W. Noell John P. Verree
Reuben E. Fenton Elijah H. Norton Chauncey Wibbard
Samuel C. Fessenden Moses F. Odell William H. Wadsworth
Bradley F. Granger Abraham B. Olin John W. Wallace
Henry Grider Nehemiah Perry Ellihu B. Washburne
John A. Gurley Timothy G. Phelps Edwin H. Webster
James T. Hale Theodore M. Pomeroy William A. Wheeler
William A. Hall Thomas L. Price Albert S. White
Samuel Hooper Alexander H. Rice George C. Woodruff
Valentine B. Horton Albert G. Riddle Satnuel T. Worcester
George W. Julian Aaron A. Sargent George H. Yeaman.

So the amendment to the amendment was disagreed to. The 5th amendment was then agreed to. All of the amendments having been disposed of, Ordered, That the bill be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed. 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 bill. On motion of Mr. Washburne, Ordered. That when the House adjourns, it adjourn until Monday next. On motion of Mr. Stevens, Ordered, That the bill of the House No. 649 (consular and diplomatic) be considered as a special order until disposed of. On motion of Mr. Stevens, the House again resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Washburne reported that the committee, having had under consideration the special order, viz: H. R. 649, making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the government for the year ending the 30th of June, 1864, had directed him to report the same without amendment. The House having proceeded to its consideration, Mr. Stevens moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed. 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 bill.

Mr. Granger, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled a bill of the following title, viz:

H. R. 608. An act prescribing the times and places for holding terms of the circuit court for the districts of Iowa, Minnesota, and Kansas. When The Speaker signed the same. Mr. Fenton gave notice, under the rule of his intention to move for leave to introduce a bill for the construction of a military and postal railway from the city of Washington to the city of New York.

Mr. Maynard, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 666) to provide for holding special terms of the circuit and district courts in certain cases; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Sargent, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 667) to provide for a superintendent of Indian affairs for the region embraced by the State of Oregon and the Territory of Washington lying east of the Cascade mountains; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Clark, from the Committee on Printing, reported the following resolutions; which were severally read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That there be printed 3,000 extra copies of the report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey for the year 1862—2,000 of which shall be for distribution by the Superintendent, and 1,000 copies for the use of the members of the present House.

Resolved, That 5,000 extra copies of the report of the Committee on Naval Affairs in relation to lake defences be printed for the use of the present members of this house.

Mr. Arnold, by unanimous consent, 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 propriety and justice of providing by law for compensation for the loss of their clothing by the sailors on board of the United States gunboat Cairo at the time she blew up.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Hickey, their chief clerk:

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a bill of the following title, viz:

S. 438. An act for the relief of the owners of the Norwegian bark • Admiral P. Tordenskiold;" in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house.

On motion of Mr. Stevens, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Mallory reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly

the joint resolution of the House (H. Res. 30) authorizing the Secretary of War to test Sanderson's breech-loading cannon, had come to no resolution thereon.

Mr. Wadsworth, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered. and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That the Committee on Invalid Pensions be directed to inquire whether further legislation is required in order to do justice to soldiers volunteering in the present war, who have died or been permanently disabled in the line of duty after having been sworn in, but before they were mustered into the service of the United States, and report by bill or otherwise.

And then,

On motion of Mr. Roscoe Conkling, at 5 o'clock and 10 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 1863.

following pale under the rule Auber, praying to the Cor

The following petitions, memorials, and other papers, were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the rule:

By Mr. Riddle: The petition of Carl Huber, praying for relief from malicious spoliations by Indians; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

By Mr. William H. Wallace: Memorial of the widow of General Isaac I. Stevens, asking compensation for extra services rendered by her husband as superintendent of Indian affairs in Washington Territory; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

By Mr. Mallory: The petition of citizens of Louisville, Kentucky, in relation to the ownership of certain steamboats; which was referred ' to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Clark: The memorial of tanners of northern New York, asking for a reduction in their taxes.

By Mr. Odell: The petition of ship-owners of New York for a reduction of the tonnage tax upon vessels.

By Mr. Lovejoy: The petition of citizens of Woodhull, Illinois, asking Congress to authorize the issue of sufficient legal tender notes to defray the expenses of the government.

Ordered, That the said memorial and petition be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Clark: The petition of Henry Esselslyer and John M. Fowler for a change in the registry of the schooner Selkirk, of Canada West.

By Mr. Eliot: The petition of Gilbert E. Thornton, paymaster, for relief from liability for moneys of the United States stolen from him.

By Mr. Potter: The petition of the Board of Trade of Kenosha, Wisconsin, for a beacon-light.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. Biddle: The petition of John W. Massey for rennuneration of expenses incurred by him in endeavoring to reach Paso del Norte, Mexico, for consular duties.

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