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The bill of the Senate (S. 417) for the removal of the Winnebago Indians, and for the sale of their reservation in Minnesota for their benefit, was then taken up and read a first and second time. Pending the question on its third reading, Mr. Aldrich 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. Aldrich 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 hour of 43 p.m. having arrived, the House took a recess until

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Mr. Fenton, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Resolved, That the Committee of Claims be discharged from the consideration of the claim of Thomas Blagden and others, and that the same be referred to the Secretary of War. On motion of Mr. Buffinton, by unanimous consent, leave was granted for the withdrawal from the Clerk's office of the papers in the case of H. B. Babcock, provided that copies be left on file. The bill of the Senate (S. 516) to allow the United States to prosecute appeals and writs of error without giving security was taken from the Speaker's table, read three times, and passed. Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate there with. The bill of the Senate (S. 466) granting certain privileges to the Guardian Society of the District of Columbia was taken up and read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. The bill of the Senate (S. 519) to annex a part of the State of New Jersey to the collection district of New York, and to appoint an assistant collector to reside at Jersey City, was taken up, read three times, and passed. Mr. Nixon 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 bill of the Senate (S. 486) to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of United States stocks, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof, having been taken up and read a first and second time, Mr. Hooper moved that it be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Pending which,

Debate arising upon the merits of the bill,

Mr. Holman made the point of order that the bill contained an appropriation of money in its 64th section, and must be first considered in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

The Speaker (Mr. Aldrich in the chair) overruled the said point of order.

From this decision of the Chair Mr. Holman appealed.

Pending which,

Mr. McPherson moved that the appeal be laid on the table.

And the question being put,

It was decided in the affirmative, { *::::::::: .........." :

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

Those who voted in the affirmative are—

Mr. Cyrus Aldrich Mr. Daniel W. Gooch Mr. Theodore M. Pomeroy
John B. Alley Henry Grider Albert G. Porter
James M. Ashley Michael Hahn Alexander H. Rice
Elijah Babbitt Edward Haight - John H. Rice
Stephen Baker James T. Hale Albert G. Riddle
Portus Baxter Richard A. Harrison James S. Rollins
Fernando C. Beaman John Hickman Aaron A. Sargent
John A. Bingham Samuel Hooper Charles B. Sedgwick
Harrison G. Blake Valentine B. Horton Joseph Segar
William G. Brown John Hutchins John P. C. Shanks
James Buffinton Philip Johnson Samuel Shellabarger
James H. Campbell William D. Kelley A. Scott Sloan
Jacob P. Chamberlain Francis W. Kellogg Elbridge G. Spaulding
Andrew J. Clements William E. Lansing Thaddeus Stevens
Schuyler Colfax Dwight Loomis John L. N. Stratton
Frederick A. Conkling Frederick F. Low Benjamin F. Thomas
John Covode Walter D. McIndoe Rowland E. Trowbridge
John W. Crisfield James B. McKean Burt Wan Horn
William P. Cutler Robert McKnight Rob't B. Van Walkenburgh
Wm. Morris Davis Edward McPherson Charles H. Van Wyck
Henry L. Dawes Robert Mallory John P. Werree
Charles Delano Gilman Marston William H. Wadsworth
Alexander S. Diven Horace Maynard Amasa Walker
W. McKee Dunn William Mitchell Ellihu B. Washburne
Thomas M. Edwards James K. Moorhead Edwin H. Webster
Thomas D. Eliot Justin S. Morrill William A. Wheeler
Alfred Ely John T. Nixon Kellian V. Whaley
Reuben E. Fenton John W. Noell Albert S. White
Samuel C. Fessenden Moses F. Odell James F. Wilson
Thomas A. D. Fessenden Abraham B. Olin William Windom
George P. Fisher John Patton Samuel T. Worcester
Richard Franchot Timothy G. Phelps Hendrick B. Wright.
Augustus Frank Frederick A. Pike

Those who voted in the negative are—

Mr. Sydenham E. Ancona Mr. John W. Menzies Mr. Edward H. Smith
Joseph Baily Warren P. Noble John D. Stiles
Samuel S. Cox Elijah H. Norton John W. Wallace
James A. Cravens Robert H. Nugen Chilton A. White
Aaron Harding Thomas L. Price Charles A. Wickliffe
William S. Holman James C. Robinson George C. Woodruff
John Law George K. Shiel George H. Yeaman.

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So the appeal was laid on the table.

The House thereupon resumed the consideration of the said bill — the pending question being on the motion to refer the same to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Pending which,
After debate,

Mr. Noell moved to amend the said motion by striking out the words of Ways and Means," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "on the Judiciary, with instructions to inquire and report

"1st. How far the bill interferes with the rights of the States to regu. late their own internal financial concerns.

2d. How far the bill interferes with vested rights under existing valid State laws.

"3d. Whether or not the effect of the bill is to charter, within the limits of the States, local banks having no national character; and whether or not in this the bill is unconstitutional.

"4th. Whether (if the above propositions can be answered negatively) the time within which the bill is to go into operation ought not to be so extended as to enable the States, without great inconvenience, to accommo. date their local institutions to its provisions."

Pending which,
After further debate,

Mr. Wilson moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill of the Senate (S. 407) to fix the terms of the circuit court in the dis. trict of Wisconsin, with the amendments thereto, was yesterday referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; which motion was passed over for the present.

And then,

On motion of Mr. William Kellogg, at 9 o'clock and 55 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1863. The following petitions were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the rule:

By Mr. Francis Thomas: The petition of citizens of Washington county, Maryland, asking compensation for losses sustained by dep. redations of United States troops.

By Mr. Low: The petition of officers of the United States army, for a reorganization of the regiment of artillery in the regular army.

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

By Mr. Odell: The petition of assistant appraisers of New York city, for increased compensation; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Shellabarger, by unanimous consent, submitted the following preamble and resolution; which were read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Whereas differences have arisen between the departments of the

government having charge of the payment of the volunteers in the military service of the United States, under the provisions of the acts of Congress for the relief of Ohio and other volunteers, approved July 24, 1861, and the amendatory act of August 6, 1861, as to the time from which such volunteers are entitled to be paid: Therefore be it— Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be directed to inquire into the necessity of an act being passed explanatory of the acts aforesaid, so as to entitle such volunteers, who have actually been mustered into the said service, to be paid from the time they were individually enrolled in such service, instead of from the time their companies were filled and mustered into the service of the United States, and that the committee report to this house by bill or otherwise. Mr. Mallory, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H.R. 763) to build and construct a wagon road for the use of the Military Academy, from West Point, in the county of Orange, State of New York, to Cornwall Landing, in said county, 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. Mallory 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. Holman, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H.R. 766) for the relief of William C. Walker and others; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee of Claims. Mr. Clements, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H.R. 767) to secure to the officers and privates of the ninth regiment of Kentucky volunteers their pay from the 15th day of September to the 11th day of November, 1861; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. On motion of Mr. Justin S. Morrill, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the House further insist on its action upon the amendments of the Senate to 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 agree to the second conference asked by the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon. Ordered, That Mr. Justin S. Morrill, Mr. Fenton, and Mr. Wallandigham 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. 708. An act making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June 30, 1864,

with amendments; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house; The Senate request the return to that body of the bill of the Senate (S. 483) to establish the gauge of the Pacific railroad and the branches thereof. The President of the United States has notified the Senate that he did, on the 18th instant, approve and sign bills of the following titles, viz: S. 338. An act for the relief of Joseph W. Dyer, Ansel L. Dyer, and William W. Dyer; S. 477. An act for the relief of Cyrus Clapp and his guarantors or sureties; and S. 313. An act for the relief of John Cradlebaugh. The Senate have also passed a joint resolution of the following title, viz: S. Res. 131. Joint resolution to facilitate the payment of sick and wounded soldiers in the hospitals and convalescent camps; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house. On motion of Mr. Campbell, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the bill of the Senate (S. 483) to establish the gauge of the Pacific railroad and the branches thereof be returned to the Senate, in compliance with their request. Mr. Worcester, by unanimous consent, from the Committee of Elections, reported a bill (H.R. 768) to provide for the election of representatives in Congress from the State of Tennessee; which was read a first and second time, recommitted to the said committee, and ordered to be printed. A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Nicolay, his private secretary, notifying the House that he did, on the 19th instant, approve and sign bills of the following titles, VIZ: H. R. 478. An act for the relief of certain of the crew of the ship “Nightingale;” and H. R. 749. An act for the relief of Ignatius C. Mattingly, postmaster at Bardstown, Kentucky. Mr. Granger, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, on the 20th instant, present to the President of the United States bills and a joint resolution of the following titles, viz: H. R. 707. An act making appropriations for the construction, pres: ervation, and repairs of certain fortifications, and other works of defence, for the year ending the 30th of June, 1864; 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. 709. An act for the benefit of Simon and Emanuel Bamberger; 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; , , S. 440. An act concerning pardons and the remission of penalties and forfeitures in criminal cases;

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