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Committee on Military Affairs; the pending question being on the demand for the previous question on its engrossment. When The previous question was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the said bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed. Mr. Dunn 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. The Speaker having resumed the call of committees for reports of a private nature— Mr. Harrison, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Elizabeth Housener, widow of Christian Housener, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 725) to grant a pension of eight dollars per month, during her widowhood, to Elizabeth Housener; which was read a first and second time. Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed. Mr. Harrison 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. Harrison, Ordered, That the report accompanying the last-named bill be printed. 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. Mr. Ely, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported a bill (H.R. 726) granting a pension to Frances H. Plummer, widow of the late Brigadier General Joseph B. Plummer, of the United States army; which was read a first and second time. Pending the question on its engrossment, After debate, Mr. Ely moved the previous question. Pending which, Mr. Johnson moved that the bill be laid on the table. And the question being put,

It was decided in the negative, Nays

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

Mr. William Allen Mr. Harrison G. Blake Mr. Andrew J. Clements Fernando C. Beaman William G. Brown Frederick A. Conkling Charles J. Biddle Charles B. Calvert Roscoe Conkling Samuel S. Blair Ambrose W. Clark John Covode

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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 bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a

third time.

Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time.
The question was then put, Shall the bill pass?

And it was decided in the affirmative,

Yeas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Nays

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The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are—

Mr. Cyrus Aldrich
John B. Alley
Isaac N. Arnold
Joseph Baily
Stephen Baker
John A. Bingham
Jacob B. Blair
James Buffinton
Alfred A. Burnham
Jacob P. Chamberlain

Mr. Schuyler Colfax
Martin F. Conway
James A. Cravens
Henry L. Dawes
Charles Delano
Alexander S. Diven
Thomas D. Eliot
Alfred Ely
Daniel W. Gooch
Bradley F. Granger

Mr. John A. Gurley

Edward Haight James T. Hale Richard A. Harrison John Hickman Samuel Hooper Francis W. Kellogg James E. Kerrigan Cornelius L. L. Leary William E. Lehman

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So the bill was passed.

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Mr. Ely 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. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker : The Senate have disagreed to the amendment of the House to the 1st amendment of the Senate to the bill of the House, No. 617, (deficiency appropriations;) insist upon their amendments disagreed to by the House to the said bill; agree to the conference asked by the House on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon, and have appointed Mr. Fessenden, Mr. Sherman, and Mr. Wilson, of Missouri, the said committee on the part of the Senate. Mr. Fenton, from the Committee of Claims, to whom were referred joint resolutions of the Senate of the following titles, viz: S. Res. 119. Joint resolution to confirm the adverse decision of the Court of Claims in the case of Stephen Johnston and others; and S. Res. 121. Joint resolution to confirm the adverse decision of the Court of Claims in the case of Thomas Hicks, executor of Isaac Hicks; reported the same severally without amendment. Ordered, That the said resolutions be read a third time. They were accordingly read the third time and passed. Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate there with.

Mr. Fenton subsequently moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the former of said joint resolutions (S. Res. 119) was passed; which motion was passed over. Mr. Fenton, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 127) for the relief of Isaac Wanderpoel, reported the same without amendment. Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time. It was accordingly read the third time and passed. Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith. Mr. Hutchins, from the same committee, to whom was referred the joint resolution of the Senate (S. Res. 122) to confirm the adverse decision of the Court of Claims in the case of Alexander D. Anderson, administrator of John Anderson, reported the same without amendment. Ordered, That it be read a third time. It was accordingly read the third time and passed. Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate there with. Mr. Hutchins, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of Robert Hamilton, jr., made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H.R. 727) 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. John W. Wallace, from the same committee, to whom were referred joint resolutions of the Senate of the following titles, viz: S. Res. 120. Joint resolution to confirm the adverse decision of the Court of Claims in the case of David D. Mitchell; and S. Res. 118. Joint resolution to confirm the adverse decision of the Court of Claims in the case of R. A. Clemens, administrator of James N. Mullican, reported the same severally without amendment. Ordered, That the said joint resolutions be read a third time. They were accordingly read the third time and passed. Ordered. That the Clerk acquaint the Senate there with. Mr. John W. Wallace, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of William H. De Groot, reported a joint resolution (H.Res. 147) requiring the readjustment of his claim; which 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 ordered to be printed. Mr. Hale, from the same committee, reported bills of the following titles, viz: H. R. 728. A bill for the relief of Chapin Hall; and H. R. 729. A bill for the relief of Isaac Lilly, accompanied by reports in writing in each case; which bills were severally 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 bills and reports ordered to be printed. Mr. Noell, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 668) for the relief of Daniel H. Bingham, re

ported the same without amendment, accompanied by a report in writing thereon.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow. and that the bill and report be printed.

On motion of Mr. Holman, the Committee of Claims were discharged from the further consideration of the petition of John W. Massey, and also the bill of the Court of Claims (H. R. C. C. 42) for the relief of George Ashley, administrator de bonis non of Samuel Holgate, deceased, and the same were laid on the table.

Mr. Sheffield, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 338) for the relief of Joseph W. Dyer, Ansel L. Dyer, and William W. Dyer, reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and printed.

Mr. Noell, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the petition of John E. Bouligny, of Louisiana, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 730) 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-porrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate insist upon their amendments, disagreed to by the House, to the bill of the House (H. R. 635) making appro. priations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the 30th of June, 1864; agree to the conference asked by the House on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon, and have appointed Mr. Fessenden, Mr. Harlan, and Mr. Rice the said committee on the part of the Senate.

All the committees having been called for reports of a private nature

The Speaker announced as the regular order of business the bill of the House (H. R. 718) to construct a ship canal for the passage of armed and naval vessels from the Mississippi river to Lake Michigan, and for the enlargement of the locks of the Erie canal and the Oswego canal, of New York, to adapt them to the defence of the northern lakes, the consideration of which was postponed until this day.

When

Mr. Holman moved that the House resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the private calendar. And the question being put,

Yeas .......... .......... 38 It was decided in the negative, 3

Nays ..................... 80 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. William Allen

Sydenham E. Ancona
Joseph Baily
Andrew J. Clements

Mr. George T. Cobb

Frederick A. Conkling
James A. Cravens
William P. Cutler

Mr. Wm. Morris Davis

W. McKee Dunn
Sidney Edgerton
Henry Grider

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