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By Mr. Riddle: The petition of citizens of Ohio for the enlargement of the New York and Illinois canals.

By Mr. Vallandigham: The petition of citizens of Illinois for peace.

By Mr. Washburne: The memorial of Colonel W. A. Howard, ask ing for the recognition of his regiment of "marine artillery:"

Also, the memorial of W. C. Carroll.

Ordered, That the said petitions and memorials be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. William G. Brown: The petition of the widow of John B. Shafer for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Bingham: The petition of John B. Rodgers for indemnity for losses by rebel invasion; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. May: The memorial of Edward D. Tippett, praying that a claim against the United States, on which the Court of Claims divided in opinion, as is alleged, may by law be referred to that court for a rehearing; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Potter: The petition of A. R. Parker for pay for services rendered the House.

By Mr. Campbell: The petition of citizens of Pennsylvania for a national currency.

By Mr. Clark: The petition of citizens of New York against any reduction in the duty on paper.

By Mr. Sedgwick: Papers of like import.

By Mr. Edward H. Rollins: Petition of citizens of New Hampshire of like import.

By Mr. Edwards: Petition of like import.

By Mr. John H. Rice: Petition from citizens of Maine of like import.

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

Mr. Edwards, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report in regard to amounts clue the Pottawatomie nation of Indians by treaty stipulations, accompanied by a resolution; which was recommitted to the said committee, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Washburne, by unanimous consent, introduced bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 701. A bill to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Washington and Georgetown Railroad Companv:'' and

H. R. 702. A bill for the relief of William C. Carroll; which were severally read a first and second time, and referred as follows, viz:

H. R. 701, to the Committee for the District of Columbia: and

H. R. 702, to the Committee on Military Affairs.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Agriculture be directed to inquire into the expediency of collecting the agricultural statisties oi the country by the assessors of the internal revenue, under the direction of the Department of Agriculture.

Mr. Calvert, by unanimous consent, introduced a joint resolution (H. Res. 138) for the relief of Kate R. Gaither and others; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Agriculture be, and they are hereby, instructed to inquire into the expediency of sending a representative from this country to the international agricultural convention to be held at Hamburg, in Germany, in July next, with the view, through the said representative, of effecting a system of international exchanges of seeds and other agricultural products, and of such publications as contain the results of experiments in the improvements in agriculture generally, with liberty to report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Wilson, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on the Judiciary, made a report in writing in the case of Joseph C. G. Kennedy, accompanied by the testimony taken by the committee; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Pendleton, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 703) to repeal the fifth section of an act approved May 20, 1862, entitled "An act supplementary to an act approved July 13, 1861, to provide for the collection of duties on imports, and for other purposes;" which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to inform this house the amount of money which has been received by the collector, surveyor, and naval officer in the city of New York, under the fifth section of the act of May 20. 1862, supplementary to the act of July 13, 1861, to provide for the collection of duties on imports, and for other purposes.

Mr. Colfax, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Printing,viz:

Resolved, That 500 copies of the revision of the post office laws, prepared by the Post Office Department, be printed for the use of the House, and 100 copies for the use of the Post Office Department.

Mr. William H. Wallace, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 704) to grant to the Territory of Washington a township of land for the endowment of a military professorship; which was read a first and second time,and referied to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. William H. Wallace, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution: which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be, and they are hereby, instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation to build a light-house on Ediz Hook, in the Territory of Washington, and report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Todd, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 705) making appropriations for taking the census in the Territories of Dakota, Colorado, and Nevada, and for other purposes; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

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

Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means be instructed to inquire into the expediency of the passage of an act prohibiting banks and individuals from receiving deposits of gold to secure payment of money borrowed; that they inquire whether such an act will not prevent the speculation in gold now going on, and afford a protection to the government and people from the evils resulting from such speculation; and that said committee have liberty to report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. McPherson, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 520) for the relief of Seneca G. Simmons, with the amendments of the Senate thereto, reported the same, recommending concurrence in the said amendments.

The House having proceeded to their consideration, the said amendments were severally concurred in.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

On motion of Mr. Yeaman, leave of absence was granted to Mr. Dunlap.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their Secretary:

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

H. R. 610. An act making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending the 30th of June, 1864, with amendments; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house.

A message 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.

The House then resumed, as the regular order of business, the consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 675) to raise additional soldiers for the service of the government; the pending question when the House adjourned yesterday being on an amendment submitted by Mr. Hickman to the amendment submitted by Mr.Stevens.

Mr. Stevens modified the amendment submitted by him.

When

Mr. Maynard moved that the bill and pending amendments be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Pending which,

Mr. Washburne moved the previous question; which was seconded.

When

The House refused to order the main question.

The question then recurred on the motion of Mr. Maynard.

Pending which,

liter debate.

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Mr. Stevens, by unanimous consent, made a further modification of his amendment.

Mr. Jacob B. Blair, as a question of privilege, presented the credentials of Lewis McKenzie, as a member of this house from the 7th congressional district of Virginia: which were referred to the Committee of Elections.

After further debate on the bill of the House, No. 675—the pending question being on the motion of Mr. Maynard to refer the same to the Committee on Military Affairs—

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. 520. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Seneca G. Simmons.

When

The Speaker signed the same.

Mr. Granger, from the same committee, reported that the committee did, on the 28th instant, present to the President of the United Startes a joint resolution and bill of the following titles, viz:

S. Res. 125. Joint resolution supplementary to the act entitled '• An act to provide for the imprisonment of persons convicted of crime by the criminal court of the District of Columbia," approved January 16, 1863;and

S. 437. An act to amend the act entitled "An act to amend the act of the 3d March, 1837, entitled * An act supplementary to the act entitled An act to amend the judicial system of the United States.'"

And then,

On motion of Mr. Edwards, at 4 o'clock and 38 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

FRIDAY, January 30, 1863.

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

By Mr. Davis: The petition of citizens of Bucks county, Pennsylvania, for a post route from Quakertown to Riegelsville; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Thomas A. D. Fessenden: The petition of citizens of Maine for a change in the pension laws; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Washburne: Letter of S. P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury, in relation to a light at Ediz Hook; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. McPherson: The petition of the administrator of the late Major William W. Russell, paymaster of the marine corps, for certain allowances; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Delano: The memorial of Norman White and other paper manufacturers against any reduction of the duty on paper.

By Mr. McKean: The petition of citizens of New York of like import.

By Mr. Mallory: The petition of citizens of Louisville, Kentucky, for a reduction in the license to real estate brokers.

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

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

Resolved, That a special committee of five members of the House be appointed to inquire into the truth of the charges contained in the accompanying pamphlet entitled "An Exposition of P. P. Holloway's Management of the Affairs of the Patent Office," purporting to be signed by R. Betts, with power to send for persons and papers, and to examine witnesses under oath, to employ a clerk at the usual compensation, and with liberty to report at any time what action it may be proper to be taken in the premises.

The Speaker thereupon appointed Mr. Sheffield, Mr.* John H. Rice, Mr. Noble. Mr. Webster, and Mr. Trowbridge the said committee.

Mr. Washburne. by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 706) fixing certain rules and regulations for preventing collisions on the water; which was read a first and second time, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Washburne also, by unanimous consent, introduced a joint resolution (H. Res. 139) giving a construction to the act of Congress approved July 17, 1862, entitled "An act to define the pay and emoluments of certain officers of the army, and for other purposes:" which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

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

Resolved, That the general-in-chief be directed to inform the House of Representatives whether any rebel officers captured by the army of the United States have been granted paroles since the proclamation of Jefferson Davis refusing paroles or exchange to the captured officers of Union regiments.

Mr. Hickman, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 112) to provide for a board of commissioners to revise and codify the general statute law of the United States, reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be made a special order for Wednesday next, the 4th of February.

Mr. Potter, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 623) to grant the right of pre-emption to certain purchasers on the Soscol ranch, in the State of California, reported the same with an amendment, in the nature of a substitute therefor, accompanied by a report in writing thereon.

Ordered, That the said bill be recommitted to the said committee, and that the bill, amendment, and report be printed.

Mr. Eliot, by unanimous consent, from the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the amendments of

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