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Mr. Albert G. Porter

Alexander H. Rice
John H. Rice
Albert G. Riddle
Edward H. Rollins
Aaron A. Sargent
Charles B. Sedgwick
John P.C. Shanks
William P. Sheffield

Mr. Samuel Shellabarger

Socrates N. Sherman
John L. N. Stratton
Benjamin F. Thomas
Rowland E. Trowbridge.
Burt Van Horn
Charles H. Van Wyck
John P. Verree
Amasa Walker

Mr. John W. Wallace

Elijah Ward
Ellihu B. Washburne
William A. Wheeler
Albert S. White
James F. Wilson
William Windom
Hendrick B. Wright.

So the amendment was disagreed to.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Hickey, their chief clerk:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate further insist upon the 23d amendment to the bill of the House (H. R. 659) to provide ways and means for the support of the government; agree to the further conference asked by the House on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon, and have appointed Mr. Sherman, Mr. Clark, and Mr. Nesmith, the managers at the said conference on their part.

On motion of Mr. Benjamin F. Thomas (the rules having been sus. pended on the motion of Mr. Washburne to vote immediately upon the proposition, it was ordered that the House shall on Monday next, at 1 o'clock p. m., vote upon the adoption of the pending report of the committee of conference on the bill of the House No. 591, and that the evening session of the 28th instant shall be devoted exclusively to general debate.

And then,

On motion of Mr. William Allen, at 2 o'clock a. m., the House adjourned.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1863.

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

By Mr. Shiel: The memorial of the legislative assembly of the State of Oregon, in relation to certain military defences for that State.

By Mr. Conway: The memorial of citizens of Kansas, in favor of building a military road from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Laramie.

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

By Mr. Aldrich: Two memorials from the legislature of Minnesota, in relation to additional grants of land for railroad purposes.

By Mr. Windom: Two memorials, of like import.'

Ordered, That said memorials be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

By Mr. William G. Steele: Papers relating to the claim of the widow of R. C. Meeker for a pension; which were referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, in answer to a resolution of the House of the 19th ultimo as to the amounts paid railroad companies between New York and Washington for transportation of troops, &c.; which was laid on the table and ordered to be printed.

The Speaker having, by unanimous consent, laid before the House the resolution of the Senate providing for a suspension of the 16th and 17th joint rules of the two houses for the residue of the session,

The question was put, Will the House concur therein ?
Aud it was decided in the affirmative.
So the resolution of the Senate was concurred in.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Dawes, from the Committee of Elections, to whom was referred the credentials of Alvin Hawkins, claiming to have been elected a representative from the ninth congressional district in Tennessee, submitted a report thereon, accompanied by the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That Alvin Hawkins is not entitled to a seat in this house as a representative from the ninth district in Tennessee. Ordered, That the said report and resolution be printed.

On motion of Mr. Washburne, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the report of the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill of the House No. 591 be printed.

Mr. McPherson, from the committee of conference 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, submitted the following report, viz:

“The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the amendments to the bill (S. No. 515) 'to authorize an increase in the number of major generals and brigadier generals for forces in the service of the United States' having met, after full and free conference have agreed to recommend, and do recommend, to their respective houses, as follows:

“That the Senate concur with the House in their third amendment to strike out all after the word 'army,' in line 11 of said bill, to the end of the bill.

“That the Senate concur in the first amendment of the House, with an amendment to strike out the word 'forty,' after the word 'appointed,' in line 8 of said bill, and in lieu thereof insert the word 'thirty.'

“That the Senate concur in the second amendment of the House, with an amendment to strike out the words 'one hundred,' after the word 'and," in line 8 of said bill, and in lieu thereof insert the words seventy-five.

"That the Senate concur in the fourth amendment of the House, with an amendment, so as to make that proviso read as follows: Provided, That the officers to be appointed under this act shall be selected from those who have been conspicuous for gallant or mer. itorious conduct in the line of duty. “Managers on the part of the House of Representatives—

"EDWARD MCPHERSON.

"W. M. DUNN. “Managers on the part of the Senate

"HENRY WILSON.
“EDGAR COWAN.
"M. S. LATHAM.".

The same having been read. Mr. McPherson moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered to be put. When Mr. Cox moved that the report be laid on the table. And the question being put, Yeas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Nays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are—

It was decided in the negative, {

Mr. Philip Johnson
John W. Killinger

Mr. George H. Pendleton
Nehemiah Perry

Mr. William Allen
Sydenham E. Ancona

Charles B. Calvert Jesse Lazear James C. Robinson
Erastus Corning Robert Mallory George K. Shiel
Samuel S. Cox Henry May Edward H. Smith

John D. Stiles
William H. Wadsworth
Charles A. Wickliffe
George C. Woodruff
George H. Yeaman.

John W. Menzies
James R. Morris

Warren P. Noble
Elijah H. Norton
Robert H. Nugen

John J. Crittenden
Isaac C. Delaplaine
George W. Dunlap
William A. Hall
William S. Holman

Those who voted in the negative are—

Mr. Cyrus Aldrich Mr. Richard Franchot Mr. Charles B. Sedgwick
Isaac N. Arnold John N. Goodwin Joseph Segar
Elijah Babbitt Bradley F. Granger John P. C. Shanks
Joseph Baily John A. Gurley William P. Sheffield

Stephen Baker Michael Hahn Samuel Shellabarger

Portus Baxter Edward Haight Socrates N. Sherman
Fernando C. Beaman Richard A. Harrison A. Scott Sloan
John A. Bingham Samuel Hooper Elbridge G. Spaulding
Jacob B. Blair Walentine B. Horton John B. Steele
Samuel S. Blair. George W. Julian Thaddeus Stevens

John L. N. Stratton

William Kellogg
Benjamin F. Thomas

George W. Bridges
William E. Lansing

William G. Brown

James Buffinton Dwight Loomis Francis Thomas
James H. Campbell Robert McKnight Charles R. Train
Samuel L. Casey Edward McPherson Rowland E. Trowbridge
Jacob P. Chamberlain Horace Maynard Burt Wan Horn
Ambrose W. Clark William Mitchell John P. Werree
Andrew J. Clements Justin S. Morrill Amasa Walker
Schuyler Colfax Abraham B. Olin William Wall
Frederick A. Conkling John Patton E. P. Walton

Timothy G. Phelps
Frederick A. Pike
Albert G. Porter
Alexander H. Rice

Roscoe Conkling
William P. Cutler
Wm. Morris Davis
Alexander S. Diven

Thomas D. Eliot John H. Rice
Reuben E. Fenton Albert G. Riddle
Thomas A. D. Fessenden Edward H. Rollins
Benjamin F. Flanders Aaron A. Sargent

George P. Fisher

Ellihu B. Washburne
Edwin H. Webster
William A. Wheeler
Albert S. White
James F. Wilson
William Windom
Samuel T. Worcester
Hendrick B. Wright.

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

The said report was then agreed to.

Mr. McPherson 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 concurrence of the House in the said report.

Mr. Wilson, from the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill of the Senate (S. 407) to fix the terms of the circuit court in the district of Wisconsin, submitted the following report, viz:

"The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the amendments to the bill (S. No. 407) .to fix the terms of the circuit court in the districts of Wisconsin and Iowa' having met, after a full and free conference have agreed to recommend, and do recommend, the following:

"That the House agree to the first amendment of the Senate to the amendment of the House.

"That the Senate recede from its second amendment, and the following be recommended in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, instead of the times hereto. fore provided by law, the terms of the circuit and district courts for the district of Iowa, to be held at Des Moines, shall be held on the second

Tuesday of May and third Tuesday in October in each year, and the fall term of the district court for said district, to be held at Dubuque, shall be held on the third Tuesday in November.

" That the House concur in the amendment to the title of said bill, with an amendment: after the word 'circuit' insert the words and district.' “Managers on the part of the House of Representatives,

"JAMES F. WILSON.

" WILLIAM WINDOM. “Managers on the part of the Senate

is J. R. DOOLITTLE,
"J. W. GRIMES.”

The same having been read,
The question was put, Will the House agree thereto?
And it was decided in the affirmative.
So the report was agreed to.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Walton, from the Committee on Printing, submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That ten thousand copies of the act entitled “An act to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of United States stocks, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof, be printed for the use of the members of this house.

Mr. Walton, from the same committee, reported the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That 20,000 extra copies of the mechanical report of the Patent Office, 1861–62, be printed for the use of this house, and ten thousand copies for the use of the Patent Office.

Pending the question on agreeing thereto,
Mr. Walton moved to amend the same by striking out this," and

inserting in lieu thereof the words "the members of the present;" which motion was agreed to.

The resolution, as amended, was then agreed to.

Mr. Walton, from the same committee, reported the following reso. lution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That 4,000 extra copies of the report on the commercial relations of the United States with foreign nations for the year end. ing 30th of September, 1862, be printed for the use of the members of the present house, and one thousand copies for the use of the State Department: Provided, That the report be printed in octavo form, and on long primer type, solid.

Mr. Walton, from the same committee, to whom was referred the joint resolution of the Senate (S. Res. 123) to expedite the printing of the President's message and accompanying documents, reported the same with an amendment in the nature of a substitute therefor.

Ordered, That the said resolution be printed and recommitted to the said committee.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to the amendments of this house to the bill (S. 311) to amend an act entitled "An act to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Colorado.”

The Senate have passed a joint resolution of the following title, viz:

S. Res. 117. Joint resolution giving the thanks of Congress to Major General William S. Rosecrans, and the officers and men under his command, for their gallantry and good conduct in the battle of Murfreesborough, Tennessee; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house.

The Senate have also passed a joint resolution and bill of this house of the following titles, viz:

H. Res. 63. 'Joint resolution providing for the distribution of certain public books and documents; and

H. R. 621. An act for the relief of Benjamin T. Watson; severally without amendment.

The President of the United States has notified the Senate that he did, on the 25th instant, approve and sign bills and a joint resolution of the following titles, viz:

S 486. An act to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of United States stocks, and to provide for the circulation and re. demption thereof.

S. 514. An act for the relief of Elizabeth M. Baxter, widow of the late Robert Baxter, second lieutenant in the 10th regiment of Minnesota volunteers.

S. 451. An act to prevent correspondence with rebels.

S. 473. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to prevent mem. bers of Congress and officers of the government of the United States from taking consideration for procuring contracts, office, or place, from the United States, and for other purposes.''

S. 535. An act for the relief of Emma L. Fuller.
S. Res. 114. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the

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