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other purposes,” with the amendments of the Senate thereto, was taken up, and the House proceeded to consider the same.

When

The amendments numbered 6, 7, 30, 51, 47, and 56 were severally

read, and disagreed to.

The 45th amendment having been read as follows: On page 37, in lines 18 and 19, strike out the words “twenty-five hundred” and insert in lieu thereof the words “three thousand.” The question was put, Will the House agree thereto?

And it was decided in the negative,

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

Those who voted in the affirmative are—

Mr. Daniel W. Gooch John N. Goodwin Bradley F. Granger John A. Gurley Michael Hahn Edward Haight Samuel Hooper George W. Julian William D. Kelley Francis W. Kellogg William Kellogg James E. Kerrigan William E. Lehman Dwight Loomis Frederick F. Low Walter D. McIndoe Robert McKnight Edward McPherson Gilman Marston William Mitchell James K. Moorhead

John A. Bingham
Jacob B. Blair
Samuel S. Blair
James Buffinton
Samuel L. Casey
Andrew J. Clements
Frederick A. Conkling
John Covode
Wm. Morris Davis
Henry L. Dawes
Isaac C. Delaplaine
Alexander S. Diven
W. McKee Dunn
Sidney Edgerton
Thomas D. Eliot
Alfred Ely
Reuben E. Fenton
Samuel C. Fessenden
Thomas A. D. Fessenden
Benjamin F. Flanders
Augustus Frank

Those who voted in the negative are—

Mr. Richard Franchot
Henry Grider
James T. Hale
William A. Hall
Aaron Harding
Richard A. Harrison
William S. Holman
James B. McKean
Robert Mallory
Horace Maynard
John W. Menzies
Anson P. Morrill
James R. Morris
Warren P. Noble
Elijah H. Norton
Robert H. Nugen
John S. Phelps
Frederick A. Pike
Theodore M. Pomeroy
Albert G. Porter
Thomas L. Price
John H. Rice

John B. Alley
Sydenham E. Ancona
Isaac N. Arnold
Elijah Babbitt
Joseph Baily
Stephen Baker
Portus Baxter
Fernando C. Beaman
Charles J. Biddle
Harrison G. Blake
William G. Brown
Charles B. Calvert
Jacob P. Chamberlain
George T. Cobb
Schuyler Colfax
Roscoe Conkling
Martin F. Conway
John J. Crittenden
William P. Cutler
Charles Delano
James E. English

Mr. Justin S. Morrill
John T. Nixon
Nehemiah Perry
Timothy G. Phelps
Alexander H. Rice
Aaron A. Sargent
Charles B. Sedgwick
Joseph Segar
William P. Sheffield
Socrates N. Sherman
George K. Shiel
Elbridge G. Spaulding
Thaddeus Stevens
Francis Thomas
John P. Werree
William Wall
Elijah Ward
Albert S. White
Benjamin Wood
Samuel T. Worcester
George H. Yeaman.

Mr. Edward H. Rollins
John P. C. Shanks
Samuel Shellabarger
A. Scott Sloan
William G. Steele
John D. Stiles
Benjamin F. Thomas
Charles R. Train
Carey A. Trimble
Clement L. Wallandigham
Rob't B. Wan Walkenburgh
Charles H. Wan Wyck
William H. Wadsworth
Amasa Walker
John W. Wallace
Ellihu B. Washburne
William A. Wheeler
Kellian W. Whaley
Charles A. Wickliffe
William Windom
George C. Woodruff.

So the said amendment was disagreed to.

All the remaining amendments were severally read and agreed to.

Two additional amendments were, by unanimous consent, submitted by Mr. Stevens, and agreed to.

Mr. Roscoe Conkling moved that the vote by which the 17th amendment was agreed to be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Stevens, the House insisted on its foregoing action on the said bill, and asked a conference with the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon.

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

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House then proceeded to the consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 532) 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, postponed to this day.

Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time.

It was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Delano 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 passage of the said bill.

Mr. Stevens moved that the rules be suspended, so as to take from the Speaker's table the bill of the Senate (S. 439) to amend an act entitled "An act to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri river to the Pacific ocean."

And the question being put, it was decided in the negative—twothirds not voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Trimble, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 355) for increasing the revenue by reservation and sale of town sites on the public lands, reported the same with an amendment.

The House having proceeded to its consideration, the said amendment was agreed to, and the bill ordered to be read a third time.

It was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Trimble 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 amendment of the House to the said bill.

On motion of Mr. McPherson, by unanimous consent, the Committee of the Whole House was discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 753) for the relief of certain persons who have performed the duties of assistant surgeons in regiments of cavalry, and the House proceeded to consider the same.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and read a third time.

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

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 request the concurrence of the Senate in the said bill.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed bills and a joint resolution of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 779. An act to modify existing laws imposing duties on imports, and for other purposes;

H. Res. 154. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to issue American registers to certain vessels named therein, severally without amendment; and

H. R. 599. An act relating to the validity of deeds of public squares and lots in the city of Washington,

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

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

S. 393. An act concerning letters of marque, prizes, and prize goods;

S. 506. An act to prevent and punish frauds upon the revenue, to provide for the more certain and speedy collection of claims in favor of the United States, and for other purposes;

S. 546. An act for the relief of Margaret L. Stevens, widow of Brigadier General Isaac I. Stevens;

S. 574. An act supplementary to an act entitled "An act for the relief of persons for damages sustained by reason of depredations and injuries by certain bands of Sioux Indians," approved February 16, 1863;

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;

S. Res. 132. Joint resolution to enable the Secretary of the Treasury to obtain the title to certain property in the city of Denver, Colorado Territory, for the purposes of the branch mint located in said place; and

H. Res. 154. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to issue American registers to certain vessels named therein.

When

The Speaker signed the same.

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 (H. R. 732) making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending the 30th of June, 1864. had directed him to report the same with sundry amendments.

Pending the question on the said amendments,

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill of this house of the following title, viz:

H. R. 551. An act to equalize and establish the compensation of the collectors of the customs on the northern, northeastern, and northwestern frontiers,

with amendments; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House.

The Senate have adopted concurrent resolutions concerning foreign intervention in the existing rebellion; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House.

The Senate insist on their amendments, disagreed to by the House, to 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," disagree to the amendments of the House to the 31st section of the bill; agree to the conference asked by the House, and have appointed Mr. Fessenden, Mr. Cowan, and Mr. Willey the said committee on the part of the Senate.

Mr. Granger, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did this day present to the President of the United States bills and joint resolutions of the following titles, viz:

S. 494. An act to give greater efficiency to the judicial system of the United States;

S 483. An act to establish the gauge of the Pacific railroad and its branches;

S. 536. An act to incorporate the Institution for the Education of Colored Youth in the District of Columbia;

S. 435. An act for a grant of lands to the State of Kansas, in alter nate sections, to aid in the construction of certain railroads and tele graphs in said State;

S. 526. An act to authorize the appointment of an Assistant Treas urer of the United States, and to fix the pay of the Treasurer, Assist ant Treasurer, clerks and messenger in the office of the Treasurer;

S. 537. An act to grant the right of pre-emption to certain pur chasers on the "Soscol Ranch," in the State of California;

S. 565. An act for the removal of the Sisseton, Wahpaton, Meda wakanton, and Wahpakoota bands of Sioux or Dakota Indians, and foi the disposition of their lands in Minnesota and Dakota;

S. 564. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to authorize the employment of volunteers to aid in enforcing the laws and protecting public property," approved July 22, 1861;

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;

S. 543. An act to provide for the disposal of certain lauds therein named;

S. 540. An act to authorize the brevetting of volunteer and other officers in the United States service:

S. 534. An act for the relief of Caroline T. Renshaw;

S. 548. An act to provide circuit courts for the districts of California and Oregon, and for other purposes;

S. 557. An act to provide for issuing an American register to the steam vessel "Maple Leaf;"

S. 208. An act granting lands to the States of Michigan and Wisconsin to aid in the construction of a military road from Fort Wilkins, Copper Harbor, Keweena county, in the State of Michigan, to Fort Howard, in the State of Wisconsin;

S. Res. 131. Joint resolution to facilitate the payment of sick and wounded soldiers in the hospitals and convalescent camps;

S. Res. 133. Joint resolution to grant a portion of Judiciary or Armory square for a home for destitute newsboys;

S. Res. 129. Joint resolution authorizing the collection in coin of postages due on unpaid mail matter from foreign countries.

The hour of 3 o'clock p. in. having arrived, the House proceeded to the consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 359) to reorganize the courts in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes, the consideration of which was postponed until this time.

The Speaker having announced the question to be on the motion of Mr. Pendleton to be excused from voting on his own motion to lay the bill on the table,

Mr. Pendleton withdrew the same.

The question then recurred on the motion of Mr. Pendleton to lay the bill on the table.

And being put,

It was decided in the negative, -j ^

The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are—

Mr. William Allen

Sydenham E. Ancona
Joseph Biily
Charles J. Riddle
Jacob B. Blair
William G. Brown
Chailes B. Calvert
Andrew J. Clements
George T. Cobb
James A. Cravens
John W. Crisfiold
John J. Crittenden
Charles Delano
Isaac C. Delaplaine
Alexander 8. Diven
George W. Dunlap
James E. English
Henry Grider
Edward Haight
James T. Hale

Mr. William A. Hall
Aaron Harding
Richard A. Harrison
William S. Holman
Valentine B. Horton
Philip Johnson
John Law

Cornelius L. L. Leary
Robert Mallory
Henry May
Horace Maynard
John W. Menzies
James B. Morris
Warren P Noble
Elijah H. Norton
Robert H. Nugen
George H Pendleton
Neheaiiah Perry
John S. Phelps
Thomas L. Price

Mr. James C. Robinson
Joseph Segar
William P. Sheffield
George K. Shiel
Edward H. Smith
William G. Steele
John D. Stiles
Benjamin F. Thomas
Francis Thomas
Clement L. Vallandigliam
Daniel W. Voorhees
William H. Wadsworth
Elijah Ward
Chilton A. White
Charles A. Wickliffe
Benjamin Wood
George 0. Woodruff
Samuel T. Worcester
Hendrkk B. Wright
George H. Yeaman.

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