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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 iu the sa;d 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. 611. An act making appropriations for the support of the Military Academv for the year ending the 30th of June, 1864;

When

The Speaker signed the same.

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. Pike reported that the committee, having had under consideration the special order, viz: H. R. 659. A bill to provide ways and means for the support of government, had come to no resolution thereon.

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. 448. An act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to pay to the governor of Minnesota, or his authorized agent, the costs, charges, and expenses incurred in suppressing Indian hostilities within that State and upon its borders, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-two; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house.

The Senate have also passed a bill of this house of the following title, viz:

H. R. 226. An act to amend an act to establish a court for the investigation of claims against the United States, approved February 24, 1855;

with amendments; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.

And then,

On motion of Mr. Benjamin F. Thomas, at 5 o'clock and 17 minute* p. m., the House adjourned.

FRIDAY, January 23, 1863.

The following petitions and memorial were laid upon the Clerk'! table, under the rule:

By Mr. Maynard: The memorial of the widow of C. A. Haun, for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Gooch: The petition of M. M. Hawes, assistant quartermaster, for relief; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Ward: The petition of Edward Barrett, a lieutenant commanding in the navy, for relief; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. Arnold: The petition of the Board of Trade of Chicago, Illinois, for certain amendments in the excise tax law; which was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Patton: The petition of citizens of Pennsylvania, for a railroad from Washington to New York city; which was referred to the select committee on the air-line railroad.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House executive communications, as follows, viz:

I. A letter from the Secretary of War, in answer to a resolution of the House of the 11th ultimo, calling for the number of soldiers on the pay-roll of the army, &c, and stating, in answer to the resolution of the House of the 19th instant, that the pressure of business in his department is the reason why an earlier answer to the former resolution was not made; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed.

II. A letter from the Postmaster General, in answer to the resolution of the House of the 19th instant, relative to the cost of transportation of mails between the cities of New York and Washington for the last four years; which was referred to the select committee on the construction of a railroad between the said cities, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Duell, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of George W. Johnson, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 696) for his relief; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Calvert, by unanimous consent, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 684) to incorporate the Washington Theatre Company, reported the same with amendments.

Pending the question on agreeing to the said amendments,

Ou 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. Pike reported that the committee having had under consideration the special order, viz: H. R. 659. A bill to provide ways and means for the support of the government, had come to no resolution thereon.

Notices were given, under the rule, of motions for leave to introduce bills of the following titles, viz:

By Mr. Bingham: A bill to authorize the President, in time of insurrection or invasion, to proclaim and enforce martial law.

By Mr. Washburne: A bill to amend the charter of the Georgetown and Washington Railroad Company.

Mr. Gi anger, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did this day present to the President of the United States bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 359. An act for the relief of John B. Motley; and H. R. 611. An act making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending the 30th of June, 1864. A messuge in writing was received from the President of the United States by Mr. Nicolay, his private secretary, which was handed in at the Speaker's table.

Mr. Eliot gave notice, under the rule, of his intention to move for leave to introduce a joint resolution to repeal so much of a joint resolution "explanatory of an act to suppress insurrection, to punish treason and rebellion, to seize and confiscate the property of rebels, and for other purposes," approved July 17, 1862, as provides that no punishment nor proceedings under said act shall be "so construed as to work a forfeiture of the real estate of the offender beyond his natural life."

On motion of Mr. Horton,

Ordered, That all debate (including the five-minutes debate) on the last section of the bill of the House No. 659, and the amendments thereto, shall cease in one minute after its consideration is resumed in Committee of the Whole.

On motion of Mr. Horton, 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. Pike reported that the committee having had under consideration the special order, viz: H. R. 659. A bill to provide ways and means for the support of the government, had come to no resolution thereon.

Mr. Horton moved that the five-minutes debate on the pending amendment to H. R. 659, shall cease in one minute after its consideration is resumed in the Committee of the Whole.

Pending which,

Mr. Lovejoy moved to amend the same by striking out "one minute" and inserting in lieu thereof ''three minutes;" which motion was disagreed to.

The motion of Mr. Horton was then agreed to.

Mr. William G. Brown presented the credentials of Christopher L. Grafllin as a member of this house from the eighth congressional district of Virginia.

Mr. Roscoe Conkling moved that they be referred to the Committee of Elections.

Pending which,

On motion of Mr. Horton, 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. Pike reported that the committee having had under consideration the special order, viz : H. R. 659. A bill to provide ways and means for the support of the government, had come to no resolution thereon. On motion of Mr. Stratton, by unanimous consent,

Ordered, That the bill of the House (H. R. 659) to provide ways and means. &c, as amended in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, together with the pending amendment, in the nature of a substitute, submitted by Mr. Stevens, be printed.

Mr. Benjamin F. Thomas moved that when the House adjourns it adjourn until Monday next.

And the question being put,

It was decided in the affirmative, No. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 ays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are— Mr. John B. Alley

Mr. William A. Hall Mr. John F. Potter

Stephen Baker

Aaron Harding

Alexander H. Rice

Portus Baxter Samuel Hooper Joseph Segar
Fernando C. Beaman Walentine B. Horton Edward H. Smith
Charles J. Biddle Philip Johnson John B. Steele

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Isaac N. Arnold James T. Hale Albert G. Riddle
James M. Ashley Richard A. Harrison James C. Robinson
Joseph Baily William S. Holman Edward H. Rollins

John A. Bingham
Harrison G. Blake
James Buffinton
Jacob P. Chamberlain
Ambrose W. Clark
Schuyler Colfax
Frederick A. Conkling
Roscoe Conkling
John Covode
Henry L. Dawes
R. Holland Duell
W. McKee Dunn
Thomas D. Eliot
Samuel C. Fessenden

John Hutchins
George W. Julian
Francis W. Kellogg
William Kellogg
Owen Lovejoy
Frederick F. Low
Edward McPherson
William Mitchell
Anson P. Morrill
Justin S. Morrill
John T. Nixon
Robert H. Nugen
John Patton
Timothy G. Phelps

Charles B. Sedgwick
William P. Sheffield
Samuel Shellabarger ,
Socrates N. Sherman
Elbridge G. Spaulding
Carey A. Trimble
Rowland E. Trowbridge
Charles H. Van Wyck
Daniel W. Woorhees
Amasa Walker
James F. Wilson
William Windom
George C. Woodruff
Samuel T. Worcester.

Thomas A. D. Fessenden Theodore M. Pomeroy So the motion was agreed to. The Speaker having announced as the business next in order the motion, submitted by Mr. Roscoe Conkling, to refer to the Committee of Elections the credentials of Christopher L. Grafflin, The question was put, Will the House agree thereto? And it was decided in the affirmative. So the said motion was agreed to. Mr. Dawes moved that he be excused from further service on the Committee of Elections.

Pending which,

On motion of Mr. William Kelloge, at 4 o'clock and 48 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

MONDAY, January 26, 1863.

Walter D. McIndoe, a member elect from the State of Wisconsin, in the place of Mr. Luther Hanchett, deceased, appeared, was sworn to support the Constitution of the United States, and took his seat in the House.

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

By Mr. Potter: Four petitions from citizens of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for certain amendments to the internal revenue laws.

By Mr. Price: The petition of citizens of St. Louis, Missouri, of like import.

By Mr. Lansing: The memorial of citizens of Oswego, New York, of like import.

By Mr. Riddle: The petition of citizens of Ohio, of like import.

By Mr. Kelley: The petition of citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of like import.

By Mr. Lovejoy: Four petitions from citizens of Illinois, for the issue of treasury notes and suppression of private banking corporations.

By Mr. Delano: Remonstrance of citizens of Massachusetts against any reduction of the duty on paper.

By Mr. Dawes: Papers of like import.

By Mr. Buffinton: Papers of like import.

By Mr. Benjamin F. Thomas: Papers of like import.

By Mr. Walker: Papers of like import.

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

By Mr. Sargent: The memorial of settlers in Round valley, California, for protection from Indian depredations; which was referred to the Committee on Indian AtFairs.

By Mr. Riddle: The petition of Lieutenant Louis Vonoky, for relief.

By Mr. Leary: The memorial of John C. McConnell, for compensation for services and expenses in raising men for the Maryland regiments in 1861-'62.

Ordered, That the said petition and memorial bo referred to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Moorhead: The petition of citizens of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, praying that the victims of the explosion at Allegheny arsenal on the 17th of September, 1862, be placed on the pension list.

By Mr. Van Horn: The petition of Enoch S. More, for back pension.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Cradlebaugh: The petition of the councils of Virginia City, Nevada Territory, asking certain dispositions of land within city limits.

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