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So the resolution was agreed to. Mr. Watts introduced a bill (H. R. 670) to provide adequate mail facilities to and from New Mexico during the continuance of the present rebellion; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. William H. Wallace introduced a bill (H. R. 671) granting the right of way to the Columbia Transportation Company of the Territory of Washington; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

Mr. William H. Wallace submitted the following p: camble and resolution; which were read, considered, and agreed t, viz: Whereas the Puget Sound Agricultural Company composed of British subjects) claim large tracts of land in the Territory of Washton under the treaty of 1846, between the government of Great Britain and the United States; and whereas many citizens of the United States have settled on said lands and claim a right to the same by virtue of compliance with the requirements of the act of Congress entitled “An act to create the office of surveyor general of the public lands in Washington, and to provide for the survey and make donations to the settlers of the said public lands," approved September 27, 1850; and whereas the conflict of claims between the citizens of said company has become a source of endless litigation: Therefore-..

Be it resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be, and they are hereby, instructed to inquire: First, what right, if any, has said company to land in the Territories by said treaty; second, what legis. lation, if any, is necessary to the settlement and determination 2 said rights, and report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Bennet submitted the following resolutions; which were severally read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Resolved, That the Committee on the Territories be directed to consider the propriety of equalizing the salaries and emoluments of similar federal officers in the different Territories of the United States, and report by bill or otherwise. Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be directed to inquire into the propriety of establishing a post route from Golden City to Ralston Creek, in the county of Jefferson and Territory of Colorado, and report by bill or otherwise. Mr. Todd introduced a bill (H. R. 672) to make a grant of lands to the Territory of Dakota for railroad purposes; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the select committee on the Pacific railroad. Mr. Todd submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Resolved, That the Committee on the Territories be instructed to inquire into the expediency of amending the 2d section of the act providing a temporary government for the Territory of Dakota, so as to limit the veto power of the governor to correspond with that of the Territory of Nebraska. Mr. John H. Rice submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Resolved, That the Committee on Foreign Affairs be instructed to inquire what legislation is necessary to carry into effect the fourth article of the treaty between the United States and Great Britain, concluded at Washington on the 9th day of August, A. D. 1842, with authority to report by bill or otherwise. Mr. Potter submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Resolved, That the Commissioner of Indian Affairs be, and he is hereby, directed to communicate to the House such information as he may possess as to the present situation of the Stockbridge and Munsee Indians in Wisconsin, the reason for their dissatisfaction with their present reservation, and also his views as to the propriety and expediency of making a new treaty with said Indians with a view to the change of their present location, if desired by them. Mr. Dawes submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Resolved, That the President be requested, if not incompatible with the public interest, to communicate to the House what authority or instructions, if any, have been given to Major General John A. Dix, in Virginia, Brigadier General George F. Shepley, in Louisiana, and Edward Stanly, in North Carolina, or either of them, concerning the election of representatives to this house in those States, respectively. Mr. Delano submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Resolved, That the Committee for the District of Columbia be instructed to inquire into the circumstances attending the failure of the Bullion Bank, of this city; also, to inquire and report whether any new

legislation is necessary to protect the public against irresponsible banking institutions in the District of Columbia. Mr. Loomis, by unanimous consent, presented resolutions of the State of Connecticut, in favor of a modification of the internal revenue act, so as to prevent a multiplication of taxes upon the same article in the different processes of manufacture; which were referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Lansing introduced bills of the following titles, viz: H. R. 673. A bill to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to issue an American register to a certain vessel; and H. R. 674. A bill amendatory to an act entitled “An act authorizing the deposit of papers of foreign vessels with the consul of their respective nations,” passed March 3, 1817; which were severally read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Mr. Fenton submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and, under the operation of the previous question, agreed to, viz: Resolved, That a select committee of five members be appointed to inquire into the expediency and necessity of establishing a military and post road from the city of New York to the city of Washington, in order to facilitate the transportation of the mails, and arms, troops, and munitions of war. Mr. Fenton 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. Clark, from the Committee on Printing, reported the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Resolved, That 25,000 extra copies of the evidence taken by the joint committee of Congress on the conduct of the war be printed for the use of the present House. Mr. Clark, from the select committee, to whom it was referred unde the resolution of Mr. E. P. Walton, to investigate the charge made by the correspondent of the New York Tribune, reported the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Resolved, That, after a full investigation of the case, we are unable to discover that any approaches of a pecuniary nature were made to any member of this house, either by those interested in the proposed measure or others; but they do find evidence that indirect but unsuccessful efforts were made, through third parties, to obtain the influence of the officers of the House, sufficient to found the charge made by the Tribune correspondent, and therefore cannot discover that he has been guilty of any breach of privilege accorded to him as a reporter in this house. Mr. Roscoe Conkling submitted the following preamble and resolution; which were read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Whereas it has been stated that certain property heretofore seized by the military governor of the District of Columbia as the property of a rebel, and held for judicial disposition, has been or is to be taken from the bailee thereof by the marshal of said District of Columbia, upon a writ of replevin sued out by an attorney of the city of Washington, wherein the plaintiff is John A. Campbell, now of Richmond, and at present Secretary of War of the so-called Confederate States of America: Therefore— Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to inform the House of such facts touching the matter as may be in his possession or that of the military governor of the District, and also by what means of communication rebels in the south are able to retain attorneys in the national capital. 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 expediency of laying a submarine cable from Fortress Monroe to New Orleans, touching at the forts and military stations. held by the forces of the United States, and also into the probable cost thereof. Mr. Frederick A. Conkling submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and, under the operation of the previous question, agreed to, viz: Resolved, as the sense of this house, That no creditors of the government are so meritorious as the soldiers of the Union, and that no more. money should be paid to any civil officer of the government until every arrearage due to any regiment in the service has been fully paid. Mr. Biddle submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be requested to report to this house, if he deem it expedient, a plan for the establishment of a bureau of statistics, in connexion with the Department of the Interior. Mr. Stevens, on leave, introduced a bill (H. R. 675) to raise additional soldiers for the service of the government; which was read a first and second time. Mr. Stevens moved that its further consideration be postponed until Wednesday, the 21st instant. Pending which, Mr. Stevens moved the previous question. Pending which, Mr. Holman moved that the bill be laid on the table. And the question being put, Yeas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Nays - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 83 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 negative,

Mr. William Allen Mr. Samuel S. Cox Mr. Richard A. Harrison
Joseph Baily James A. Cravens William S. Holman
Charles J. Biddle George W. Dunlap Valentine B. Horton
Jacob B. Blair James E. English William Kellogg
William G. Brown Bradley F. Granger Anthony L. Knapp
Charles B. Calvert James T. Hale John Law
Andrew J. Clements Henry Grider Jesse Lazear
George T. Cobb William A. Hall Cornelius L. L. Leary

Erastus Corning Aaron Harding Robert Mallory

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Mr. Cyrus Aldrich
John B. Alley
Isaac N. Arnold
James M. Ashley
Elijah Babbitt
Stephen Baker
Portus Baxter
Fernando C. Beaman
John A. Bingham
Samuel S. Blair
Harrison G. Blake
James Buffinton
James H. Campbell
Jacob P. Chamberlain
Ambrose W. Clark
Schuyler Colfax
Frederick A. Conkling
Roscoe Conkling
William P. Cutler
Wm. Morris Davis
Henry L. Dawes
R. Holland Duell
W. McKee Dunn
Sidney Edgerton
Thouas M. Edwards
Thomas D. Eliot
Alfred Ely
Reuben E. Fenton

Mr. Samuel C. Fessenden
Thomas A. D. Fessenden
Richard Franchot
Augustus Frank
Daniel W. Gooch
John A. Gurley
John Hickman
Samuel Hooper
John Hutchins
George W. Julian
William D. Kelley
Francis W. Kellogg
John W. Killinger
William E. Lansing
Dwight Loomis
Owen Lovejoy
Frederick F. Low
James B. McKean
Robert McKnight
Edward McPherson
William Mitchell
James K. Moorhead
Anson P. Morrill
Justin S. Morrill
John T. Nixon
Frederick A. Pike
Theodore M. Pomeroy
Albert G. Porter

Mr. Benjamin F. Thomas

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Francis Thomas
Chauncey Wibbard
William H. Wadsworth-
Kellian W. Whaley
Chilton A. White
Charles A. Wickliffe
George C. Woodruff
George H. Yeaman.

John F. Potter
Alexander H. Rice
John H. Rice
Albert G. Riddle
Edward H. Rollins
Aaron A. Sargent
Charles B. Sedgwick
John P. C. Shanks
Samuel Shellabarger
Socrates N. Sherman
A. Scott Sloan
Elbridge G. Spaulding
Thaddeus Stevens
John L. N. Stratton
Charles R. Train
Carey A. Trimble
Rowland E. Trowbridge
Burt Van Horn
Rob't B. Wan Walkenburgh
Amasa Walker
John W. Wallace
Ellihu B. Washburne
William A. Wheeler
Albert S. White
James F. Wilson
William Windom
Samuel T. Worcester.

So the House refused to lay the bill on the table.

The question then recurring on the demand for the previous question, it was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the further consideration of the bill was postponed until Wednesday, the 21st instant.

Mr. Samuel S. Blair submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz: . Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means be directed to inquire into the expediency of exempting coke from taxation as a

manufacture.

Mr. Calvert submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Resolved. That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby,

directed to furnish this house with a full statement of the amount of debts, if any, contracted by the late agricultural division of the Patent Office, while under the control of said office, which remain due and unpaid, giving the names of the parties, respectively, to whom such sums are due, and the items and date of each separate account; and

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