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

H. R. 357. An act to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Arizona, and for other purposes, without amendment; and

H. R. 722. An act to establish certain post roads, with amendments; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house.

On motion of Mr. Olin, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the bill of the Senate (S. 511) entitled “An act for enrolling and calling out the national forces, and for other purposes," be printed.

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

S. 488. An act to change the times of holding the circuit and dis. trict courts of the United States in the several districts composing the seventh circuit.

S. 417. An act for the removal of the Winnebago Indians, and for the sale of their reservation in Minnesota for their benefit.

S. 516. An act to allow the United States to prosecute appeals and writs of error without giving security.

S. 519. An act 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.

S. Res. 126. Joint resolution expelling George E. Badger from the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, and appointing Louis Agassiz in his place.

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.

When The Speaker signed the same. Mr. Stevens gave notice, under the rule, of his intention to move for leave to introduce a bill fixing the times and places for holding elections for members of Congress.

The Speaker having announced, as the regular order of business, the bill of the Senate (S. 346) for the relief of Jane B. Evans, reported yesterday from the Committee on Patents,

The House proceeded to its consideration.
Pending the question on the third reading of the said bill,
After debate,

The hour of 41 o'clock p. m. having arrived, the House took a recess until 7 o'clock p. m.

AFTER THE RECESS.

The bill of the Senate (S. 492) to amend the laws relating to the Post Office Department, heretofore made a special order for this time, was taken up and read a first and second time.

Pending the question on its third reading, Another message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill of the following title, Viz: S. 476. An act to authorize the issue of a register to the steamvessel Blue Bonnet, formerly a British colonial vessel, and to change her name from Blue Bonnet to Peconic; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house. The Senate disagree to the amendments of the House to its 1st, 6th, 10th, and 20th amendments; insist upon its amendments disagreed to by the House, and ask a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill of the House (H. R. 659) to provide ways and means for the support of the government, and have appointed Mr. Fessenden, Mr. Sherman, and Mr. Hicks the

committee of conference on the part of the Senate. The House then resumed the consideration of the special order,

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Sundry amendments were submitted and agreed to.

Mr. Lazear submitted the following amendment, viz:

At the end of section 37 insert “And that all soldiers in the military service while on duty in camp or in hospitals shall be entitled to transmit and receive all letters free of postage under such regulations as the Postmaster General may prescribe.”

And the question being put, Will the
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There appeared, { 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—

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Mr. Thomas D. Eliot

Thomas A. D. Fessenden Richard Franchot Michael Hahn

Mr. Horace Maynard

Abraham B. Olin
Theodore M. Pomercy
Aaron A. Sargent

Mr. Charles B. Sedgwick

William P. Sheffield
A. Scott Sloan
Rowland E. Trowbridge.

No quorum voted.

Mr. Maynard moved, at 9 o'clock and 35 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

Mr. Frederick A. Conkling moved that there be a call of the House; which motion was disagreed to.

And then,

On motion of Mr. Maynard, at 9 o'clock and 40 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1863.

The following petitions, memorial, and other papers, were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the rule:

By Mr. Wadsworth: The petition of the widow of James Suddarth, asking for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Pendleton: The memorial of Lowry and Gray, praying compensation for a steamboat and barges destroyed in the Ohio river by the troops in the service of the United States; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Frederick A. Conkling: The petition of Horace H. Day, praying for the construction of a ship canal around the Falls of Niag. ara; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. Eliot: The petition of citizens of Orleans, in the State of Massachusetts, praying that James Smith may be remunerated for injuries received whilst firing a salute on board the light-boat "Shovelfull,” moored on “Shovelfull shoal;" which was referred to the Committee of Claims,

By Mr. Conway: Joint resolutions of the legislature of the State of Kansas, asking an appropriation for a military road from Fort Leav. enworth to Fort Scott; which were referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Stevens, by unanimous consent, the bill of the House (H. R. 708) making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June 30, 1864, with the amendments of the Senate thereto, was taken from the Speaker's table and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

On motion of Mr. Stevens, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the House insist upon its former action upon the amendments of the Senate to the bill of the House (H. R. 659) to provide ways and means for the support of the government, and agree to the conference asked by the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon.

Ordered, That Mr. Stevens, Mr. Justin S. Morrill, and Mr. Trimble be the managers at the said conference on the part of the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Train, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, to whom was referred a resolution of the House in relation to John Plants, one of the Capitol police, made a report thereon, and moved that the committee be discharged from the further consideration of the subject; which motion was agreed to. 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. 357. An act to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Arizona, and for other purposes. When The Speaker signed the same. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill of the following title, VIZ: S. 359. An act to reorganize the courts in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house. The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House the annual report of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, transmitting a statement of the contingent expenses of the House of Representatives during the last year; which was laid on the table and ordered to be printed. The Speaker also, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Interior, recommending an increase in the salaries of certain Indian agents in Nevada and Utah Territories; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs and ordered to be printed. The House then resumed, as the regular order of business, the consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 492) to amend the laws relating to the Post Office Department—the pending question, when the House adjourned yesterday, being on the amendment submitted by Mr. Lazear. The said amendment having been read, Mr. Maynard moved to amend the same by striking out the words “in the military,” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “teamsters, sutlers, and all other persons connected with the military and naval.” Pending which, Mr. Washburne moved the previous question on the said amendment; which was seconded and the main question ordered and put, Jirst, Will the House agree to the amendment to the amendment 2 And it was decided in the negative, {{................ ; The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are—

Mr. Cyrus Aldrich Mr. John Hutchins Mr. Horace Maynard
Fernando C. Beaman William Kellogg Aaron A. Sargent
John A. Bingham Dwight Loomis Socrates N. Sherman
Frederick A. Conkling Frederick F. Low James F. Wilson.

Sidney Edgerton Robert McKnight

Those who voted in the negative are—

Mr. William Allen

William J. Allen
John B. Alley
Sydenham E. Ancona
Elijah Babbitt
Joseph Baily
Stephen Baker
Portus Baxter
Charles J. Biddle
Jacob B. Blair
Harrison G. Blake
William G. Brown
James Buffinton
Charles B. Calvert
Jacob P. Chamberlain
Schuyler Colfax
Roscoe Conkling
Samuel S. Cox
James A. Cravens
Wm. Morris Davis
Henry L. Dawes
Charles Delano
W. McKee Dunn
Thomas D. Eliot
James E. English
Reuben E. Fenton
Samuel C. Fessenden
Thomas A. D. Fessenden
George P. Fisher
Philip B. Fouke
Richard Franchot

Mr. John N. Goodwin
Bradley F. Granger
Michael Hahn
Edward Haight
William A. Hall
Aaron Harding
Richard A. Harrison
John Hickman
William S. Holman
Philip Johnson
George W. Julian
Anthony L. Knapp
William E. Lansing
John Law
Jesse Lazear
Walter D. McIndoe
James B. McKean
Robert Mallory
John W. Menzies
William Mitchell
James K. Moorhead
Anson P. Morrill
James R. Morris
Warren P. Noble
John W. Noell
Elijah H. Norton
Robert H. Nugen
Abraham B. Olin
George H. Pendleton
Timothy G. Phelps
Frederick A. Pike

Mr. Albert G. Porter

Thomas L. Price
Alexander H. Rice
James C. Robinson
Charles B. Sedgwick
Joseph Segar
William P. Sheffield
Samuel Shellabarger
George K. Shiel
A. Scott Sloan
Thaddeus Stevens
John D. Stiles
John L. N. Stratton
Benjamin F. Thomas
Charles R. Train
Carey A. Trimble
Rowland E. Trowbridge
Clement L. Wallandigham
Burt Van Horn
Daniel W. Woorhees
William H. Wadsworth
Amasa Walker
E. P. Walton
William A. Wheeler
Kellian V. Whaley
Albert S. White
Chilton A. White
Charles A. Wickliffe
William Windom
Samuel T. Worcester
George H. Yeaman.

So the said amendment to the amendment was disagreed to
The question then recurred on the amendment of Mr. Lazear.

And being put,

It was decided in the affirmative,

Yeas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Nays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

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

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