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act to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Colorado," reported the same with an amendment.

Pending the question on the said amendment,
After debate,

Mr. Lovejoy moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the said amendment was agreed to, and the bill ordered to be read a third time.

It was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Lovejoy 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 amendment.

Mr. Ashley, from the same committee, reported a bill (H. R. 738) to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Montana; which was read a first and second time, recommitted to the said committee, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Ashley, from the same committee, to whom were referred bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 627. A bill to enable the people of Nevada to form a constitution and State government, and for the admission into the Union on an equal footing with the original States;

H. R. 628. A bill to enable the people of Nebraska to form a constitution and State government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States; and

H. R. 630. A bill to enable the people of Colorado to form a constitution and State government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States; reported the same severally without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bills be printed and recommitted to the said committee.

Mr. Ashley, from the same committee, reported a bill (H. R. 739) to provide for additional clerks and messengers for the legislative assemblies of the Territories of Dakota and Colorado; which was read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its engrossment, Mr. Ashley moved the previous question; which was seconded, and the main question ordered to be put.

When
Mr. Cox moved that it be laid on the table.
And the question being put,

Yeas ................... 51 It was decided in the negative,

| Nays ................... 66 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. William Allen

William J. Allen
Sydenham E. Ancona
Charles J. Biddle

Mr. William G. Brown

Charles B. Calvert
Andrew J. Clements
Frederick A. Conkling

Mr. Roscoe Conkling

Samuel S. Cox
John W. Crisfield
Henry L. Dawes

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

Under the operation of the previous question, the bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time. Pending the question on its passage, The morning hour having expired, the Speaker announced as in order the business relating to the Committee for the District of Columbia. When Mr. Delano, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported bills of the following titles, viz: H. R. 740. A bill to establish justices' courts in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes; H. R. 741. A bill to amend an act entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to prohibit the sale of spirituous liquors and in: toxicating drinks in the District of Columbia in certain cases;’ ” and H. R. 742. A bill supplemental to an act entitled “An act to amend an act to create a metropolitan police district for the District of Columbia, and establish a police therefor;”

which were severally read a first and second time, and ordered to be

printed.

Ordered, That the first named bill (H. R. 740) be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and that the other bills (H. R. 741 and H. R. 742) be recommitted to the Committee for the District of

Columbia.

Mr. Delano, from the same committee, reported a joint resolution (H.Res. 149) for the relief of Kate R. Gaither and others; which was read a first and second time. The House having proceeded to its consideration,

After debate,

Mr. Delano moved the previous question; which was seconded, and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the joint resolution was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

Being engrossed, it was accordingly read a third time.

The question was then put, Shall the joint resolution pass 2

And it was decided in the affirmative,

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Mr. William H. Wadsworth

Amasa Walker
Ellihu B. Washburne

Mr. Chilton A. White

Charles A. Wickliffe
James F. Wilson

Mr. William Windom

Samuel T. Worcester
George H. Yeaman.

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So the joint resolution was passed.

Mr. Delano 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 joint resolution.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their Secretary:
Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a bill of the following title,

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S. 492. An act to amend the laws relating to the Post Office De. partment; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house.

The Senate have also passed a joint resolution (H. Res. 144) to compensate the sailors on the gunboat “Cairo'' for loss of clothing; without amendment.

Mr. Washburne gave notice, under the rule, of his intention to move for leave to introduce a bill repealing all laws levying duties on railroad iron and coal.

Mr. Delano, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 701) to amend an act entitled “An act to incorporate the Washington and Georgetown Railroad Company,' reported the same with an amendment.

Pending the question on agreeing to the said amendment,
After debate,
Mr. Colfax moved the previous question; which was seconded.
When,
On motion of Mr. Covode, the bill was laid on the table.

Mr. Delano, from the same committee, reported a joint resolution (H. Res. 150) granting authority to the Independent Line of Telegraph to locate and construct their telegraph; which was read a first and second time.

Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed. Mr. Delano 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 joint resolution.

Mr. Delano, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 712) to incorporate St. Ann's Infant Asylum, in the District of Columbia, reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time.
Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Delano-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.

Mr. Maynard presented the credentials of Alvin Hawkins as a representative from the State of Tennessee; which were referred to the Committee of Elections, and leave granted to Mr. Hawkins to occupy a seat within the bar of the House until his claim to be admitted as such representative is decided.

Mr. Samuel C. Fessenden, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 578) to regulate places of public amusement in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes, reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed. Mr. Fessenden 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. Samuel C. Fessenden, by unanimous consent, the bill of the Senate (S. 505) to incorporate the National Association for the Relief of Destitute Colored Women and Children, was taken from the Speaker's table and read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its third reading,

Mr. Samuel C. Fessenden moved the previous question; which was seconded, and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the bill was ordered to be read a third time.

It was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Fessenden 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 passage of the said bill.

Mr. Edward H. Rollins, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported a bill (H. R. 743) to amend an act entitled “An act to suppress insurrection and punish treason and rebellion, to seize and confiscate the property of rebels, and for other purposes;'' which was read a first and second time, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Edward H. Rollins, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 690) to amend an act to incor. porate the Columbia Institution for the instruction of the deaf and dumb and the blind, and to make an appropriation for the benefit thereof, reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and printed.

On motion of Mr. Edward H. Rollins, by unanimous consent, the bill of the Senate (S. 482) to establish the office of register of deeds for the District of Columbia, was taken from the Speaker's table and read a first and second time.

Ordered, That it be read a third time.

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