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Mr. Frederick A. Conkling Mr. John W. Menzies Mr. George K. Shiel
Roscoe Conkling Justin S. Morrill Edward H. Smith
John W. Crisfield James R. Morris William G. Steele
George W. Dunlap Elijah H. Norton John D. Stiles
James E. English Robert H. Nugen John L. N. Stratton
Philip B. Fouke George H. Pendleton Benjamin F. Thomas
Daniel W. Gooch Nehemiah Perry Clement L. Wallandigham
Willam A. Hall Frederick A. Pike William H. Wadsworth
Aaron Harding Albert G. Porter Elijah Ward
William S. Holman Thomas L. Price Chilton A. White
Philip Johnson Alexander H. Rice Charles A. Wickliffe
Anthony L. Knapp James C. Robinson Benjamin Wood
John Law James S. Rollins George C. Woodruff
Jesse Lazear William P. Sheffield George H. Yeaman.
Henry May

So the motion to reconsider was laid on the table. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed bills of the following titles, VIZ: S. 554. An act to carry into effect the convention between the United States and the republic of Peru, signed at Lima on the 12th of January, 1863, for the settlement of claims; S. 501. An act for the survey and sale of certain Indian reserva. tions in California, and for other purposes; and S. 548. An act to provide circuit courts for the district of California and Oregon, and for other purposes; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house. On motion of Mr. Justin S. Morrill, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Colfax reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and partic. ularly the bill of the House (H.R. 770) to amend an act entitled “An act to provide internal revenue to support the government and pay interest on the public debt,” approved July 1, 1862, and for other purposes, had come to no resolution thereon. On motion of Mr. Justin S. Morrill, Resolved, That all debate, including the five minutes' debate, on the 1st section of the said bill, so far as the same relates to tobacco, shall cease in one minute after its consideration is resumed. On motion of Mr. Justin S. Morrill, the House again resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Colfax reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the bill of the House (H.R. 770) to amend an act entitled “An act to provide internal revenue to support the government and pay interest on the public debt,” approved July 1, 1862, and for other purposes, had come to no resolution thereon. Mr. Ward, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read and referred to the Committee on Printing, viz: Resolved, That 10,000 copies of the report of the Committee on Agriculture, in relation to an emigrant bureau in connexion with the Department of the Interior, be printed for the use of the members of this house.

Mr. Porter moved that the rules be suspended so as to enable him to report, from the Committee on the Judiciary, the bill of the House (H. R. 226) to amend "An act to establish a court for the investigation of claims against the United States," approved February 24, 1855, with the amendments of the Senate thereto.

Pending which,

On motion of Mr. Roscoe Conkling, at 11 o'clock p. m., the House adjourned.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1863.

The following petition was laid upon the Clerk's table, under the rule:

By Mr. Cox: The petition of citizens of Iowa, for peace; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House the annual report of the operations, expenditures, and condition of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1862; which was laid on the table and ordered to be printed.

Mr. McPherson, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read and referred to the Committee on Printing, viz:

Resolved, That five thousand additional copies of the report of the Smithsonian Institution for 1862 be printed; two thousand for the use of the Smithsonian Institution and three thousand for the use of the present members of the House of Representatives.

The Speaker also, by unanimous consent, laid before the House the first annual report of the Commissioner of Agriculture; which was laid on the table and ordered to be printed.

The Speaker having announced, as the business first in order, the motion submitted by Mr. Porter, and pending when the House adjourned yesterday, to suspend the rules so as to enable him to report from the Committee on the Judiciary the bill of the House (H. R. 226) to amend an act to establish a court for the investigation of claims against the United States, approved February 24, 1855, with the amendments of the Senate thereto,

The question was put on agreeing thereto,

And it was decided in the affirmative--two-thirds voting in favor thereof.

And thereupon Mr. Porter, from the said committee, reported the said bill with the said amendments.

Pending the question on the said amendments,

Mr. Porter moved the previous question; which was seconded, and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the said amendments were severally disagreed to, and a conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon asked with the Senate.

Ordered, That Mr. Porter, Mr. Hickman, and Mr. Robinson be the managers at the said conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses. Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate there with. Mr. Aldrich, by unanimous consent, presented the memorial of the legislature of the State of Minnesota, asking that the benefits of the pension laws may be extended so as to include those who were disabled by wounds received in the Indian raid in Minnesota and the legal representatives of those who were killed; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions and ordered to be printed. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill of the following title, V12: S. 556. An act to promote the health, comfort, and efficiency of the armies of the United States; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house. Mr. Holman having called up, the House proceeded to consider, the following resolution heretofore reported from the committee on government contracts, viz: Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be requested to decline making any further payment to the parties interested in the steamboat “Cataline” on account of the charter of said vessel by the United States on the 25th day of April, 1861. Pending the question on agreeing thereto, Mr. Holman moved the previous question; which was seconded, and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the said resolution was agreed to. Mr. Holman 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. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have disagreed to the amendments of the House to the bill of the Senate (S. 515) to authorize an increase in the number of major generals and brigadier generals for forces in the service of the United States, ask a conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon, and have appointed Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, Mr. Cowan, and Mr. Latham the committee of conference on the part of the Senate. The Senate have agreed to the amendment of this house to the bill of the Senate (S. 467) to prevent and punish frauds upon the government of the United States. On motion of Mr. McPherson, by unanimous consent, the House insisted on its amendments disagreed to by the Senate to the said bill of the Senate No. 515, and agreed to the conference asked by the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon. Ordered, That Mr. McPherson, Mr. Dunn, and Mr. Mallory be the managers at the said conference on the part of the House. Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate there with. On motion of Mr. Colfax, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That Mr. John B. Steele be appointed on the committee of conference on the bill of the Senate (S. 492) amendatory of the post office laws in the place of Mr. Odell, excused. Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith. On motion of Mr. Justin S. Morrill, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Colfax reported that the committee, having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the bill of the House (H. R. 770) to amend an act entitled “An act to provide internal revenue to support the government and pay interest on the public debt,” approved July 1, 1862, and for other purposes, had come to no resolution thereon. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker : The Senate have agreed to the report of the committee of conference on all the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill (H. R. 659) to provide ways and means for the support of the government, except those on the 23d amendment of the Senate, on which the Senate further insists, agree to the further conference asked by the house thereon, and have appointed Mr. Sherman, Mr. Collamer, and Mr. Harding the committee on the part of the Senate. The Senate have passed a joint resolution of the House of the following title, viz: H. Res. 149. Joint resolution for the relief of Kate R. Gaither and others, without amendment. The Senate have adopted a resolution providing for a suspension, for the residue of the session, of the 16th and 17th joint rules of the two houses; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house. On motion of Mr. Justin S. Morrill, Ordered, That all debate (including the five minutes' debate) shall cease upon the 15th section of the bill of the House No. 659 immeW. upon its consideration being resumed in the Committee of the hole. On motion of Mr. Justin S. Morrill, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Colfax reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the bill of the House (H. R. 770) to amend an act entitled “An act to provide internal revenue to support the government and pay interest on the public debt,” approved July 1, 1862, and for other purposes, had come to no resolution thereon. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate insist upon their amendments disagreed to by the House to the bill of the House (H.R. 226) to amend an act to establish a court for the investigation of claims against the United States, approved February 24, 1855, agree to the conference asked by the House on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon, and have appointed Mr. Trumbull, Mr. Clark, and Mr. Wilson the committee of conference on the part of the Senate. The Senate have passed a bill of this house of the following title, VIZ: H. R. 712. An act to incorporate St. Ann's Infant Asylum, in the District of Columbia, without amendment. The Senate have also passed bills of the following titles, viz: S. 536. An act to incorporate the Institution for the Education of Colored Youth in the District of Columbia; S. 231. An act amendatory of an act entitled “An act to provide for the care and preservation of the works constructed by the United States for bringing the Potomac water into the cities of Washington and Georgetown, for the supply of said water for all governmental purposes, and for the uses and benefit of the inhabitants of the said cities;” and S. 532. An act to define the powers and duties of the levy court of the county of Washington, District of Columbia, in regard to roads, and for other purposes; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house. Another message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to the report of the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill of the Senate (S. 515) to authorize an increase in the number of major generals and brigadier generals for forces in the service of the United States. The Senate have passed a bill of this house of the following title, Viz: H. R. 468. An act to extend the charter of the Alexandria and Washington Railroad Company, and for other purposes; with amendments; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house. The Senate have also passed bills of the following titles, viz: S. 562. An act to facilitate the taking of depositions within the United States to be used in the courts of other countries, and for other purposes; and S. 203. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to create additional collection districts in the State of California, and to change the existing districts therein, and to modify the existing collection districts in the United States,” approved September 28, 1850; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house. On motion of Mr. Justin S. Morrill, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Colfax reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the bill of the House (H. R. 770) to amend an act entitled “An act to provide internal revenue to support the government and pay interest on the public debt, approved July 1, 1862, and for other purposes,” had directed him to report the same with sundry amendments.”

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