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H. Res. 143. Joint resolution authorizing the appointment of a commissioner to revise and codify the naval laws of the United States; without amendment; and

H. R. 615. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to provide for the collection of duties on imports, and for other purposes," approved July 13, 1861, and an act entitled “An act to confiscate property used for insurrectionary purposes,'' approved August 6, 1861, and all other acts on that subject; with amendments; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house.

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

S. Res. 137. Joint resolution in relation to property devised to the people of the United States by Captain Uriah P. Levy, deceased; and

S. 541. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to establish and equalize the grades of line officers of the United States navy," approved July 16, 1862, and for other purposes; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house.

The President of the United States has notified the Senate that he did this day approve and sign bills of the following titles, viz:

S. 512. An act to disapprove of the 26th section of the act of the legislative assembly of the Territory of Nevada, and for other purposes;

S. 492. An act to amend the laws relating to the Post Office De. partment; and

S. 511. An act for enrolling and calling out the national forces, and for other purposes.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed joint resolutions and bills of this house of the following titles, viz:

H. Res. 145. Joint resolution fixing the pay of the commandant of the navy yard at Mare island, California;

H. Res. 151. Joint resolution to confirm the adverse decision of the Court of Claims in the case of the brig General Armstrong;

H. Res. 152. Joint resolution to confirm the adverse decision of the Court of Claims in the case of R. R. Ward and others, assignees of Jacob Barker;

H. R. 663. An act to establish a branch mint of the United States in the Territory of Nevada;

H. R. 678. An act to enable the district courts of the United States to issue executions and other final process in certain cases; severally without amendment.

The Senate have also passed bills of the following titles, viz: . S. 555. An act to incorporate the National Academy of Sciences; and

S. 571. An act for the relief of Darius S. Cole; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house.

On motion of Mr. Fenton, by unanimous consent, leave was granted for the withdrawal from the files of the House of the following peti

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tions, viz: in the case of Juan A. Robinson, Charles A. Pitcher, and Parkes & Dean. The said papers were thereupon delivered to Mr. Fenton. Mr. Clark, from the Committee on Printing, reported the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Resolved, That 5,000 extra copies of the report of the Smithsonian Institution for 1862 be printed—2,000 for the Smithsonian Institution, and 3,000 for the use of the members of the House. Mr. Clark, from the same committee, reported the following resolution, viz: Resolved, That ten thousand copies of the official report of Major General John Pope's campaign in Virginia be printed for the use of members of the present House. Pending which, Mr. Maynard moved to amend the same by striking out the words “ten thousand,” and insert in lieu thereof the words “five thousand;” which motion was agreed to. The resolution, as amended, was then agreed to. Mr. Clark 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. Mr. Ward moved that the rules be suspended so as to enable him to report, from the Committee on Commerce, the bill of the Senate (S. 275) to increase the compensations of surveyors of customs at Albany and Troy, in the State of New York, and for other purposes; which motion was disagreed to—two-thirds not voting in favor thereof. On motion of Mr. William Kellogg, the rules having been suspended for that purpose, Ordered, That the report heretofore submitted from the Committee on the Judiciary in regard to the Postmaster General's authority over mailable matter, together with the views of a minority of the said committee, be printed. Mr. Dawes called up, and the House proceeded to consider, the report of the Committee of Elections in the case of Christopher L. Grafflin—the pending question being on the following resolution accompanying the said report, viz: Resolved, That Christopher L. Grafflin is not entitled to a seat in this house as a representative from the eighth congressional district in Virginia. And the question being put, It was decided in the affirmative. So the said resolution was agreed to. Mr. Dawes then called up, and the House proceeded to consider, the report of the Committee of Elections in the case of Alvin Hawkins—the pending question being on the following resolution accompanying the said report, viz: Resolved, That Alvin Hawkins is not entitled to a seat in this house as a representative from the ninth district in Tennessee. And the question being put, Will the House agree thereto? It was decided in the affirmative.

So the said resolution was agreed to.

Mr. Calvert moved that the rules be suspended so as to discharge the Committee of the Whole House from the further consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 392) for the relief of Philip Lansdale, surgeon in the United States navy; which motion was disagreed totwo-thirds not voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Stratton, by unanimous consent, introduced a joint resolution (H. Res. 155) respecting the compensation of the judges, &c., under the treaty with Great Britain, and other persons employed in the suppression of the slave trade; 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. Stratton 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 resolution.

Mr. Mallory moved that the rules be suspended so as to enable him to introduce a joint resolution for the purchase of the Congressional Globe and Appendix.

And the question being put,
It was decided in the negative, eas..

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Two-thirds not voting in favor thereof.
The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative are-

vided in the negative, Nays.

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Mr. W. McKee Dunn Mr. William D. Kelley Mr. Socrates N. Sherman
Sidney Edgerton Francis W. Kellogg John L. N. Stratton
Thomas D. Eliot Dwight Loomis Benjamin F. Thomas
Reuben E. Fenton Walter D. McIndoe Carey A. Trimble
Thomas A. D. Fessenden James B. McKean Rowland E. Trowbridge
Richard Franchot Edward McPherson Rob't B. Wan Walkenburgh
Augustus Frank Henry May John P. Werree
Bradley F. Granger Anson P. Morrill Amasa Walker
John A. Gurley John T. Nixon Ellihu B. Washburne
Richard A. Harrison Frederick A. Pike William A. Wheeler
William S. Holman Theodore M. Pomeroy James F. Wilson
Walentine B. Horton Albert G. Porter William Windom
John Hutchins John H. Rice Samuel T. Worcester.
George W. Julian Samuel Shellabarger

So the House refused to suspend the rules. Mr. Marston moved that the rules be suspended so as to discharge the Committee of the Whole from the further consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 475) for the relief of Albert Brown; which motion was disagreed to—two-thirds not voting in favor thereof. Mr. Granger, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled bills of the fol. lowing titles, viz: S. 359. An act to reorganize the courts in the District of Columbia; 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. When The Speaker signed the same. On motion of Mr. Justin S. Morrill, the rules having been sus. pended for that purpose, 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. 711) to facilitate the collection of the revenue in El Paso county, Texas, and in the Territory of New Mexico; and the House proceeded to its consideration. Pending the question on its engrossment, Mr. Morrill moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed. Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate therein. On motion of Mr. Benjamin F. Thomas, by unanimous consent, the bill of the Senate (S. 555) to incorporate the National Academy of Sciences was taken from the Speaker's table, read three times, and passed. Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith. Mr. Bingham moved that the rules be suspended so as to enable him to submit the following resolution, viz: Resolved, That all the salary due and unpaid to members of the thirty-seventh Congress, who have been expelled for disloyalty, be

paid to their successors who have attended the second and third sessions of said Congress out of the contingent fund of this house.

Mr. Washburne, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That the Clerk of this house be directed to pay to the clerk of the Committee on Public Lands, for his services from March 1, 1862, to May 26, 1862, at the same rate as has since been allowed him under the resolution of May 26, 1862.

Mr. Moorhead moved that the rules be suspended so as to discharge the Committee of the Whole House from the further consideration of the joint resolution of the House (H. Res. 95) relative to the claim of William Wheeler Hubbell; which motion was disagreed to-twothirds not voting in favor thereof.

On motion of Mr. Stevens, the rules having been suspended for that purpose, the House proceeded to consider and dispose of the business on the Speaker's table.

The concurrent resolutions of the Senate “concerning foreign intervention in the existing rebellion” having been taken up

The Speaker stated the question to be on concurring therein.
Pending which,
Mr. Stevens moved the previous question.
Pending which,
Mr. Vallandigham moved that the resolutions be laid on the table.
And the question being put,

Yeas ....... .......
It was decided in the negative, 3

29 ure, Nays ................... 92 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

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