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scribed in the first section of this act, in which final judgment may be rendered in the circuit court, may be carried by writ of error eo the Supreme Court, whatcver may be the amount of said judgment.

"Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That no suit or prosecution, civil or criminal, shall be maintained for any arrest or imprisonment made, or other trespasses or wrongs done or committed, or act omitted to be done, at any time during the present rebellion, by virtue or under color of any authority derived from or exercised by or under the President of the United States, or by or under any act of Congress, unless the same shall have been commenced within two years next after such arrest, imprisonment, trespass, or wrong may have been done or committed: Provided, That in no case shall the limitation herein provided commence to run until the passage of this act, so that no party shall, by virtue of this act, be debarred of his remedy by suit or prosecution until two years jrom and after the passage of this act.

"sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That any person not in the military or naval service, and not subject to the rules and articles of war, who sluill be arrested in any State or district wherein the ordinary process of the courts of the United States is not obstructed, for aiding the present rebellion, or for obstructing the execution of any law or military order, shall be discharged from such arrest, unless, within thirty days after such arrest, the charges against such person shall be reduced to writing and filed in the office of the clerk of the district court of the United States in the district in which such person is arrested, And it shall be the duty of the judge of said court, upon the application of such person, to examine into the cause of such arrest; and, upon hearing of such application, such judge may discharge such person, hold him to bail, or dismiss his application, as, in the opinion of such judge, the public safety may require."

Aud the question being put, Will the House agree thereto?

It was decided iu the negative, ■< -»r •-■••••

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

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Mr. James A. Cravens
John J. Crittenden
William P. Cutler
Wen. Morris Davis
Isaac C. Oelaplaine
Sidney Edgerton
Thomas M. Edwards
Thomas D. Eliot
Alfred Ely
Reuben & Fenton
Samuel C. Fessenden
Thomas A. D. Fessenden
George P. Fisher
Philip B. Fouke
Augustus Frank
Bradley F. Granger
Henry Grider
John A. Gurley
William A. Hall
Aaron Harding
John Hickman
William S. Holman
Samuel Hooper
Philip Johnson
George W. Julian
William D. Kelley
Francis W. Kullogg
William Kellogg
Jumi'S E. Kerrigan
Anthony L. Knapp
William E. Lansing

Mr. John Law
Jesse Lazear
Frederick F. Low
James B. McKean
Robert McKnight
Edward McPherson
Robert Mallory
Gilman Marston
Henry May
John W. Menzies
William Mitchell
James K. Moorhead
Justin S. Morrill
James R. Morris
Warren P. Noble
John W. Noell
Elijah H. Norton
Robert H. Nugen
Moses F. Odell
Abraham B. Olin
Nehemiah Perry
Frederick A. Pike
Theodore M. Pomeroy
Thomas L. Price
John H. Rice
James C. Robinson
Edward H. Rollins
James S. Rollins
Aaron A. Sargent
Charles B. Sedgwick
Joseph Segar

Mr. John P. C. Shanks
Socrates N. Sherman
A. Scott Sloan
Edward H Smith
Elbridge G. Spaulding
William G. Steele
Thaddeus Stevens
John D. Stiles
John N. L. Stratton
Charles R. Train
Rowland E. Trowbridge
Burt Van Horn
Rob't B. Van Valkenbargh
Charles H. Van Wyck
John P. Verree
Daniel W. Voorhees
William H. Wadsworth
Amasa Walker
William Wall
John W. Wallace
Ellihu B. Washburne
William A. Wheeler
Kellian V. Whaley
Alberts. White
Chilton A. White
Charles A. Wickliffe
James F. Wilson
William Windom
George C. Woodruff
Hendrick B. Wright
George H. Teaman.

So the amendments were disagreed to.
On motion of Mr. Stevens,

Ordered, That the House insist on its disagreement to the said amendments, and ask a conference with the senate on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon.

Ordered, That Mr. Stevens, Mr. Bingham, and Mr. Pendleton be the managers at the said conference on the part of the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

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. 709. An act for the benefit of Simon and Emanuel Bamberger; without amendment.

The Senate have also passed bills of the following titles, viz:

S. 509. An act to provide for the organization of a signal corps to serve during the present war; and

S. 535. An act for the relief of Emma L. Fuller; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house.

Mr. Cobb, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled a joint resolution and bills of the following titles, viz:

S. Res. 127. Joint resolution to amend the joint resolution for the payment of the expenses of the joint committee of Congress appointed to inquire into the conduct of the war, approved the 27th of Janu ary, 1862;

S. 468. An act temporarily to supply vacancies in the executive departments in certain cases; and

S. 440. An act concerning pardons and the remission of penalties and forfeitures in criminal cases.

When

The Speaker signed the same.

Mr. Granger, from the same committee, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 695. An act to provide for the appointment of an Assistant Register in the Treasury Department and a Solicitor for the War Department, and for other purposes;

H. R. 707. An act making appropriations for the construction, preservation, and repairs of certain fortifications, and other works of defence, for the year ending the 30th of June, 1864; and

H. R. 762. An act to change the times of holding the circuit and district courts of the United States for the district of Indiana.

When

The Speaker signed the same.

The Speaker having announced as the business next in order the joint resolution of the House (H. Res. 115) authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to release certain penalties—heretofore reported from the Committee on Naval Affairs—

The House proceeded to its consideration.

After debate,

Mr. Washburne moved that it be laid on the table.

And the question being put,

It was decided in the negative, •j ^ •-•-.---•

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

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Mr. Roscoe Coukling
Martin F. Conway
James A. Cravens
John J. Crittenden
Henry L Dawes
Charles Delano
Alexander S. Diven
W. McKee Dunn
Thomas D. Eliot
Alfred Ely
Samuel C. Fessenden
Thomas A. D. Fessenden
George P. Fisher
Richard Franchot
Augustus Frank
Daniel W. Gooch
John N. Goodwin
Bradley F. Granger
Henry Grider
John A. Gurley
Edward Haight
James T. Hale

Mr. William D. Kelley
John Law
William E. Lehman
Dwight Loomis
Owen Lovejoy
Frederick F. Low
James B. McKean
Robert McKnight
Robert Mallory
James K. Moorhead
Justin 8. Morrill
John T. Nixon
Abraham B. Olin
John Patton
Timothy G. Phelps
Frederick A. Pike
Theodore M. Pomeroy
Alexander H. Rice
John H. Rice
Albert G. Riddle
Edward H. Rollins
James S. Rollins

Mr. Aaron A. Sargent
Charles B. Sedgwick
Joseph Segar
William P. Sheffield
Samuel Shellatuirger
Socrates N. Sherman
Edward H.Smith
John L. N. Stratton
Benjamin FsThomas
Charles R. Train
Rowland E. Trowbridge
Burt Van Horn
Rob't B. Van Valkenburgh
Charles H. Van Wyck
John P. Verree
William H. Wadswortb.
Amasa Walker
John W. Wallace
Edwin H. Webster
William A. Wheeler
Albert S. White.

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

Pending the question on its engrossment,

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

Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Alexander H. Rice 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 resolution.

Mr. John H. Rice, from the Committee on Patents, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 346) for the relief of Jane B. Evans, reported the same without amendment.

Pending the question on its third reading,

The morning hour having expired,

On motion of Mr. Stevens, the House proceeded to the consideration of the business on the Speaker's table.

When

The House resumed the consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 481) relating to juries in the courts of the United States—the pending question being on the motion of Mr. Pendleton to refer the same to the Committee on the Judiciary.

And the question being put on the said motion to refer, it was decided in the affirmative.

So it was ordered that the said bill be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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. 709. An act for the benefit of Simon and Emanuel Bamberger. When

The Speaker signed the same.

The bill of the Senate (S. 488) to change the times of holding the circuit and district courts of the United States in the several districts in the seventh circuit was taken from the Speaker's table, read three times, and passed.

Mr. Bingham 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.

The joint resolution of the Senate (S. Res. 126) expelling George E. Badger from the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, and appointing Louis Agassiz, was then taken up, read three times, and, under the operation of the previous question, passed.

Mr. Cox 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 resolution.

Mr. Bingham moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the
bill of the Senate (S. 481) relating to juries in the courts of the United
States was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending which,
After debate,

Mr. Hickman moved the previous question.
Pending which,

On motion of Mr. Roscoe Conkling,

Ordered, That the said motion to reconsider be laid on the table. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have disagreed to the report of the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill of the House (H. R. 635) making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the 30th of June, 1864, and ask a further conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two houses, and have appointed Mr. Collamer, Mr. Harris, and Mr. Nesmith the committee on the part of the Senate.

The bill of the Senate (S. 479) for the relief of the legal representatives of George Mayo, deceased, was taken up, read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

The bill of the Senate (S. 337) 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, was then taken up, read three times, and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

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