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So the motion to clear the gallery was laid on the table.
After further debate,
The hour of 4^ o'clock p. m. having arrived,
The House took a recess until 7 o'clock p. m.
AFTER THE RECESS.
On motion of Mr. Francis Thomas, by unanimous consent, the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union were discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 542) for the relief of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company.
Ordered, That its consideration be postponed until to-morrow, after the expiration of the morning hour.
Mr. Fenton, by unanimous consent, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 401) relating to claims for the loss and destruction of property belonging to loyal citizens, and damages thereto, by the troops of the United States during the present rebellion, reported the same with amendments.
Ordered, That its further consideration be postponed until Friday next, after the expiration of the morning hour.
Mr. Hahn, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 774) to provide for the election of representatives in Congress from the State of Louisiana; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee of Elections.
Mr. Watts, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 775) to regulate the holding of courts in the third judicial district in the district of New Mexico; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Jacob B. Blair, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 776) in reference to the district court of the United States for the western district of Virginia; which was read a first and second time. and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
The House having resumed, as the regular order of business, the further consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 511) for enrolling and calling out the national forces, and for other purposes—the pending question being on the motion of Mr. Olin to refer the same to the Committee on Military Affairs—
Pending the debate thereon,
On motion of Mr. Stevens, the rules were suspended, so as to provide that all debate on the pending bill shall cease at 1 o'clock p. m. to-morrow, and that after one hour devoted to offering and voting on amendments, the House will proceed, without further motion, to vote on the bill.
After further debate,
On motion of Mr. Shanks, at 11 o'clock and 27 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, February 25, 1863.
The following petition, memorial, and other papers, were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the rule:
By Mr. Bennett: The petition of citizens of Colorado, for the establishment of a distributing office for the Post Office Department at Pueblo; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.
By Mr. McKnight: The memorial of the Steamboat Captains' Association of Louisville, Kentucky, asking for compensation for certain services; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. Maynard: Papers relating to the claim of Mrs. H. Carr, for losses sustained by depredations of United States troops; which were referred to the Committee of Claims.
By Mr. Sloan: Joint resolutions of the legislature of Wisconsin, asking the government of the United States to make a grant of land for the construction of a wagon road from Copper Harbor, State of Michigan, to the city of Appleton, in the State of Wisconsin; which were referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their Secretary:
Mr. S1teaker: The Senate have passed a bill of the following title, viz:
S. 540. An act to authorize the brevetting of volunteer and other officers in the United States service; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house.
The Senate have disagreed to the amendment of this house to the bill of the Senate (S. 494) to give greater efficiency to the judicial system of the United States.
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 24th instant, approve and sign bills of the following titles, viz:
H. R. 267. An act to divide the State of Michigan into two judicial districts, and to provide for holding the district and circuit courts therein;
H. R. 357. An act to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Arizona, and for other purposes;
H. R. 722. An act to establish certain post roads; and
H. R. 448. An act for the relief of Colonel Joseph Paddock.
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:
H. R. 536. An act for the relief of Hannibal Graham;
H. R. 290. An act for the relief of Thomas Young and George Young, owners of the schooner "Elizabeth Mary;"
H. R. 699. An act for the relief of Lieutenant Herman Tuerck;
H. R. 635. An act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the 30th of June, 1864, and for the year 1863, and for other purposes; and
H. Res. 140. Joint resolution authorizing the Navy Department to allow to Paymaster Gilbert E. Thornton $4,500 in settlement of his accounts for money stolen from him without fault or negligence on his part.
The Speaker signed the same.
The House resumed, as the regular order of business, the consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 511) for enrolling and calling out the national forces, and for other purposes, which was pending when the House adjourned yesterday.
The hour of one o'clock p. m. having arrived,
The Speaker announced, in pursuance of the order of yesterday, that amendments to the bill might be submitted and voted on for one hour.
Mr. Olin submitted an amendment to the 7th section; which was agreed to.
Mr. Holman submitted an amendment in the nature of a substitute for the bill.
Mr. Olin submitted an amendment to the 11th section.
Mr. Colfax submitted an amendment to the said amendment; which was disagreed to.
The amendment of Mr. Olin was then agreed to.
Amendments to the 25th and 32d sections, and at the end of the bill, were submitted by Mr. Olin, and severally agreed to.
Mr. Vallandigham submitted the following amendment:
In section 25 strike out all after the word "law," in the 10thline.
to and including the word "conviction," in the 12th line, and insert:
'' every person so offending sfiall be subject to arrest upon ioarrant issued
from some civil officer or court of competent jurisdiction, upon oath or
affirmation specifying the offences, and upon trial and conviction.''
And the question being put, Will the House agree thereto?
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. William Allen
William J. Allen
Those who voted in the
Mr. Cyrus Aldrich
John B. Alley
Mr William A. Hall
Mr. Augustus Frank
So the said amendment was disagreed to.
Thomas L. Price
. Frederick A. Pike
Theodore M. Pomeroy
Amendments were submitted by Mr. Benjamin F. Thomas, in line 12, page 14, and by Mr. Diven, at the end of section 9; which were severally agreed to.
Mr. Cox submitted an amendment to the 1st section, line 3; which was disagreed to.
Mr. Stevens submitted an amendment to come in at the end of section 13.
Amendments to the said amendment were submitted by Mr. Shellabarger, Mr. Wright, and Mr. Albert S. White: which were severally disagreed to.
The amendment of Mr. Stevens was then disagreed to.
Mr. Uolman moved to strike out the 13th section.
Mr. Pendleton submitted an amendment to the said section; which was agreed to.
Amendments to the said 13th section were submitted by Mr. Shanks and Mr. Ancoua: which were severally disagreed to.
Mr. Wicklift'e submitted the following amendment to the said section, viz:
Insert at the end of section 13, "Provided that the men thus called into service shall be by the governor of the State organized into companies and regiments, and the officers to command them shall lie appointed and commissioned by the authority of the State according to the provisions of the constitution and laws thereof, and in obedience to the Constitution of the United States."
And the question being put, Will the House agree thereto?
It was decided in the negative, ■]•«„" 104
The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present. Those who voted in the affirmative are—