Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

ered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider he 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. Colfax, from the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill of the Senate (S. 492) to amend the laws relating to the Post Office Department, submitted the following report; which was read, considered, and, under the operation of the previous question, agreed to, viz:

"The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the amendments to the bill (S. 492) to amend the laws relating to the Post Office Department, having met, after full and free conference have agreed to recommend, and do recommend, to their respective houses as follows:

"That the Senate recede from their disagreement to the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth, twenty-first, twenty-second, twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth, twentyseventh, twenty-eighth, twenty-ninth, and thirtieth amendments of the House, and agree to the same.

"That the House recede from their seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth amendments, and also from their amendments numbered from thirty-one to forty-three, inclusive.

"That the Senate recede from their disagreement to the twentythird amendment of the House, and agree to the same with the following amendment: On page twenty, (20,) line twenty-one, (21,) strike out the word "and" and insert "which."

"Managers on the part of the House of Representatives—

"SCHUYLER COLFAX.
"H. G. BLAKE.
"JOHN B. STEELE.

'' Managers on the part of the Senate

"J. COLLAMER.
"LYMAN TRUMBULL.
"HENRY M. RICE."

Mr. Colfax 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. Blake, from the select committee of investigation in the case of honorable James M. Ashley, submitted a report in writing; which was laid on the table and ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Stevens, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after come time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Washburne reported that the committee having, accordiug to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the bill of the House (H. R. 732) making appropriations for sundry civil expenses for the year ending the 30th of June, 1864, had come to no resolution thereon. On motion of Mr. Stevens,

Ordered, That all debate (including the five minutes' debate) on the paragraph of the bill of the House No. 732, relating to the "Botanic Garden," shall cease in one minute after its consideration is resumed.

Mr. Bingham gave notice, under the rule, of his intention to move for leave to introduce a bill to define and punish certain crimes against the United States.

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

S. 515. An act to authorize an increase in the number of major generals and brigadier generals for forces in the service of the United States; «

S. 407. An act to fix the terms of the circuit and district courts of Wisconsin and Iowa;

S. 311. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Colorado;" and

H. R. 621. An act for the relief of Benjamin T. Watson.

When

The Speaker signed the same.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Hickey, their chief clerk:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to the report of the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the 23d amendment of the Senate to the bill of the House (H. R. 659) to provide ways and means for the support of the government.

On motion of Mr. Stevens, 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. Washburne reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the bill of the House No. 732, (civil expenses, &c.,) had come to no resolution thereon.

The hour of 4^ o'clock p. m. having arrived, and objection being made to a recess, the question was put, Will the House take a recess?

And it was decided in the negative.
On motion of Mr. Vallandigbam,

Ordered, That all debate on the pending amendment to the bill of the House No. 732 (relating to mileage) shall cease in one minute after its consideration is resumed by the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Dawes, from the committee of conference 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, submitted the following report; which was read, considered, and, under the operation of the previous question, agreed to, viz:

"The committee of conference on the disagreeing vote upon the 23d amendment of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 659) 'to provide ways and means for the support of the government,' having met, after full and free conference have agreed to recommend, and do recommend, to their respective houses as follows:

"That the Senate recede from their twenty-third amendment, and agree to section eight with the following amendments, to wit On page 8, section 8, line 11, strike out the words 'provided that,' and insert, 'and all such banks, associations, corporations, and individuals, shall also be subject to and pay a duty of one-hay of one per centum each half year from and after April first, eighteen hundred and sixtythree, upon the average amount of notes or bills not otherwise herein taxed, and outstanding as currency, during the six months next preceding the return herein provided for. And the rates of tax or duty imposed on the circulation of associations which may be organized under the ad 'to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of United States stocks, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof,' approved February twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, shall be the same as that hereby imposed on the circulation and deposits of all banks, associations, corporations, or individuals; but shall be assessed and collected as required by said act.' Same section and page, at the end of line 17, insert, after the word 'issued,' 'and all banks, associations, corporations, and individuals, receiving deposits of money subject to payment in checks or drafts, except savings institutions, shall be subject to a duty of one-eighth of one per centum each half year from and after April first, eighteen' hundred and sixty three, upon the average amount of such deposits beyond the average amount of their circulating notes or bills lawfully issued and outstanding as currency.' Same page and section, in line 25, after the word 'circulation,' insert 'and of all such deposits.'

"Managers on the part of the House of Representatives—

"R. E. FENTON.

"HORACE MAYNARD. '' Managers on the part of the Senate

"JOHN SHERMAN.

"J. W. NESMITH."

Mr. Dawes moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, aod 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.

By unanimous consent, at 5 o'clock p. m., the House took a recess until 7 o'clock p. m.

AFTER THE RECESS.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Hickey, their chief clerk: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to the report of the committee of conference on the bill of the Senate (S. 492) to amend the laws relating to the Post Office Department.

After general debate under the order of the House of yesterday, On motion of Mr. Ancona, at 12 o'clock and 30 minutes a. m., the House adjourned.

MONDAY, March 2, 1863.

Another member appeared, viz:

From the State of Missouri, John S. Phelps.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to the amendments of the House to the bill of the Senate (S. 511) for enrolling and calling out the national forces, and for other purposes.

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

H. Res. 153. Joint resolution authorizing the adjustment of the account of Z. B. Caverly, late secretary of legation at Peru, for loss by exchange,

with amendments; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house. *

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

By Mr. Pendleton: The petition of citizens of Cincinnati, Ohio, praying for certain changes in the internal revenue laws; which was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Eliot: The petition of citizens of Massachusetts, for alightvessel at the "Hen and Chickens;" which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Calvert: The memorial of James S. Tongue; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Trowbridge: A joint resolution of the legislature of Michigan, in relation to the gauge of the Pacific railroad; which was referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House letters from the Secretary of War, viz:

I. Transmitting, in compliance with a resolution of the House of the 19th instant, a copy of the report of Captain J. L. Fisk, of the expedition to escort emigrants from Fort Abercrombie to Fort Benton, Ac.

II. Transmitting a statement of the appropriations applicable to the service of the War Department, amount drawn, balance on hand, &c.

Ordered, That the said letters and accompanying papers be laid on the table and printed.

On motion of Mr. Stevens, the rules were suspended, so as to take up the Senate and House bills on the Speaker's table, with amendments thereto, and to dispose of the Senate bills, provided this order shall rot interfere with the order heretofore made for one o'clock today.

Mr. Washburne, by unanimous consent, introduced a joint resolution (H. Res. 154) authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to issue American registers to certain vessels therein named; which was read a first and second time.

Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time.

Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Washburne 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 joint resolution.

The bill of the Senate (S. 494) to give greater efficiency to the judicial system of the United States, returned from the Senate with the disagreement of the Senate to the amendment of the House thereto, having been taken up,

The House receded from their said amendment.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

A joint resolution and bills of the House of the following titles, viz:

H. Res. 150. Joint resolution granting authority to the Independent Line of Telegraph to locate and construct their telegraph;

H. R. 435. An act for the relief of Susan Dickson, widow of John Dickson, deceased; and

H. R. 365. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to promote the progress of the useful arts,

with the amendments of the Senate thereto, having been taken up, the said amendments were severally concurred in.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The joint resolution of the House (H. Res. 96) relative to the claim ot W. Maxwell Wood, with the amendment of the Senate thereto, having been taken up,

Mr. Frederick A. Conkling moved that it be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Pending which,

Mr. Babbitt moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the motion to commit was disagreed to, and the amendment of the Senate agreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The bill of the House (H. R. 468) to extend the charter of the Alexandria and Washington Railroad Company, and for other purposes, with the amendments of the Senate thereto, having been taken up,

Mr. John B. Steele moved the previous question.

Pending which,

Mr. Washburne moved that the bill be laid on the table; which motion was disagreed to.

The question then recurring on the demand for the previous question, it was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the amendments of the Senate were agreed to.

Mr. Stevens moved that the vote on the said amendments 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 amendments.

The bill of the Court of Claims (fl. R. C. C. Ill) for the relief of 0. B. and Oliver S. Latham, with the amendments of the Senate thereto, having been taken up,

« AnteriorContinuar »