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coupons attached, for the sum of three million five hundred thousand dollars. “SEc. 2. And be it further enacted, That if the State of Illinois shall, within five years from the passage of this act, so construct, alter, and enlarge her canals as to pass a vessel two hundred feet in length and twenty-five feet in width, of six feet six inches draught and eighteen feet in height, measuring from bottom of keel, from the Mississippi river to Lake Michigan, and shall grant to the government of the United States the right of passage through said canals of vessels-of-war, boats, gunboats, transports, troops, supplies, or munitions of war free of toll or charge, upon its being certified by the Secretary of the Navy to the Secretary of the Treasury, at any time within the five years aforesaid, that said canals are so constructed, altered, and enlarged, and that vessels of the foregoing dimensions have passed, or can pass, through the same, and upon the execution of a grant from the State of Illinois to the government of the United States, approved by the President, authorizing, upon the requisition of the Secretary of War or of the Navy, the use of the said canals, as hereinbefore provided, the Treasurer of the United States shall execute and deliver to the said State of Illinois bonds of the United States, in sums of one thousand dollars each, bearing six per centum interest, redeemable in not less than twenty years, with semi-yearly interest coupons attached, for the sum of thirteen million three hun
dred and forty-seven thousand dollars.”
The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative are—
Mr. Sydenham E. Ancona
. Sidney Edgerton
Reuben E. Fenton
Mr. Thomas A. D. Fessenden Mr. Elijah H. Norton
Moses F. Odell
So the said amendment was agreed to. Mr. Diven 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 bill be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time. The question then being on its passage, Mr. Washburne moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered and put, viz: Shall the bill pass?
And it was decided in the negative,
| Yeas . . . . . . . . . . . .
The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are—
Mr. Samuel S. Blair
Mr. John Hickman
Mr. George H. Pendleton
So the bill was rejected. Mr. Stevens moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table. And the question being put,
Yeas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Nays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 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 affirmative,
Mr. Sydenham E. Ancona
Mr. Henry Grider
Mr. Moses F. Odell
Mr. Schuyler Colfax
Mr. Alexander S. Diven Mr. William E. Lansing Mr. Joseph Segar
So the motion to reconsider was laid on the table. Mr. Granger, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled bills of the following titles, viz: H. R. 265. An act to authorize the Court of Claims of the United States to hear and determine the claim of the heirs of Stephen Johnston, deceased; and H. R. 658. An act to promote the efficiency of the commissary department. When The Speaker signed the same. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed bills of the following titles, VIZ: S. 337. An act extending the time for carrying into effect the provisions of the third section of the act entitled “An act relating to highways in the county of Washington and District of Columbia,” approved May 3, 1862; and S. 482. An act to establish the office of register of deeds for the District of Columbia; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house. The President of the United States has notified the Senate that he did, on the 7th instant, approve and sign bills of the following titles, viz: S. 430. An act to provide for the protection of overland emigrants to the States and Territories of the Pacific; and S. 463. An act to increase the clerical and other force of the Quartermaster General's office, and for other purposes; and on the 6th instant a bill of the following title, viz: S. 458. An act to amend an act entitled “An act for the collection of direct taxes in insurrectionary districts within the United States, and for other purposes,” approved June 7, 1862. Mr. Washburne moved, at 2 o'clock and 45 minutes p.m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to. Mr. Justin S. Morrill, from the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill of the House (H.R. 617) to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the
te recome then their
fiscal year ending June 30, 1863, submitted the following report, viz:
• The committee having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend, and do recommend, to their respective houses, as follows:
"That the Senate agree to the amendment of the House to the Senate's first amendment.
"That the House recede from their disagreement to the second and fourth amendments of the Senate, and agree to the same.
"That the Senate recede from their third amendment.
“That the Senate recede from their fifth amendment, and agree to the following proviso to the subject-matter of said amendment, in which the House concurs: provided, if the said guns and ammunition, or any part thereof, are on hand and not in actual use, they shall be forwarded in compliance with said treaty, and shall be considered a part of the guns and ammunition provided for by this appropriation.' "Managers on the part of the House of Representatives—
"JUSTIN S. MORRILL.
"CHARLES J. BIDDLE. "Managers on the part of the Senate
"W. P. FESSENDEN.
The same having been read, Mr. Washburne moved that it be laid on the table; which motion was disagreed to.
The question then recurring on the report,
Mr. William Kellogg moved, at 2 o'clock and 50 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.
The main question was then ordered and put, viz: Will the House agree to the said report?
And it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Morrill 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 acquaint the Senate with the concurrence of the House in the said report.
Mr. Ely, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported a bill (H. R. 733) for the relief of Margaret L. Stevens, accompanied by a report in writing thereon; which bill was read a first and second time, and the bill and report ordered to be printed and recommitted to the said committee.
Another message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill of the following title,