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The question was then put, Shall the bill pass?

And it was decided in the affirmative, |

Yeas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Nays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

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

Mr. Cyrus Aldrich
Isaac N. Arnold
Elijah Babbitt
Stephen Baker
Porous Baxter
Fernando C. Beaman
John A. Bingham
Jacob B. Blair
Samuel S. Blair
Harrison G. Blake
William G. Erown
James Buffinton
Alfred A. Burnham
James H. Campbell
Samuel L. Casey
Jacob P. Chamberlain
Ambrose W. Clark
Andrew J. Clements
Schuyler Colfax
Frederick A. Conkling
John Covode
William P. Cutler
Wm. Morris Davis
R. Holland Duell
W. McKee Dunn
Sidney Edgerton
Thomas M. Edwards
Thomas D. Eliot
Alfred Ely
Reuben E. Fenton
Samuel C. Fessenden
Thomas A. D. Fessenden

Mr. Richard Franchot
Augustus Frank
John N. Goodwin
John A. Gurley
Edward Haight
James T. Hale
Richard A. Harrison
John Hickman
Samuel Hooper
Walentine B. Horton
John Hutchins
George W. Julian
William D. Kelley
Francis W. Kellogg
William Kellogg
John W. Killinger
William E. Lansing
William E. Lehman
Dwight Loomis
Owen Lovejoy
Frederick F. Low
Robert McKnight
Edward McPherson
Horace Maynard
William Mitchell
James K. Moorhead
Anson P. Morrill
Justin S. Morrill
John T. Nixon
John W. Noell
Abraham B. Olin
John Patton

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Timothy G. Phelps
Frederick A. Pike
Theodore M. Pomeroy
Albert G. Porter
John F. Potter
John H. Rice
Albert G. Riddle
Edward H. Rollins
Aaron A. Sargent
Charles B. Sedgwick
John P. C. Shanks
William P. Sheffield
Samuel Shellabarger
Socrates N. Sherman
A. Scott Sloan
Elbridge G. Spaulding
Thaddeus Stevens
John L. N. Stratton
Carey A. Trimble
Rowland E. Trowbridge
Burt Van Horn
Rob't B. Wan Walkenburgh
Charles H. Van Wyck
John P. Verree
Amasa Walker
William Wall
Elihu B. Washburne
Kellian V. Whaley
Albert S. White
James F. Wilson
William Windom
Samuel T. Worcester.

James C. Robinson
James S. Rollins
Joseph Segar
George K. Shiel
Edward H. Smith
John B. Steele
William G. Steele -
John D. Stiles
Benjamin F. Thomas
Francis Thomas
Charles R. Train
Clement L. Wallandigham
Daniel W. Woorhees
William H. Wadsworth
Elijah Ward
Chilton A. White
Charles A. Wickliffe
Hendrick B. Wright
George H. Yeaman.

Mr. Bingham 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.

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

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

S. 405. An act authorizing the holding of a special session of the United States district court for the district of Indiana;

S. 406. An act for the relief of the owners of the French brig "Jules et Marie;"

S. Res. 108. Joint resolution for increasing the bond of the Superintendent of Public Printing; and

S. Res. 110. Joint resolution in relation to certain maps; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.

The Senate have adopted a resolution providing that the joint committee appointed at the last session of Congress to inquire into the conduct of the war be, and they are hereby, instructed to make a report to the Senate and to the House of Representatives with all convenient speed; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.

On motion of Mr. Cox, by unanimous consent, the bill of the Senate (S. 406) for the relief of the owners of the French brig “Jules et Marie'' was taken from the Speaker's table, read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Olin, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 597) to establish an arsenal and ordnance depot on the tide-waters of New York harbor; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be requested to furnish to this House, at as early a day as possible, such information as he may have in his department, in regard to the mineral product and resources of the Territory of Nevada.

On motion of Mr. Fenton, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the bill of the House (H. R. 401) relating to claims for the loss and destruction of property belonging to loyal citizens, and damages thereto, by the troops of the United States during the present rebellion, be recommitted to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Porter, by unanimous consent, the bill of the Senate (S. 405) authorizing the holding of a special session of the United States district court for the district of Indiana was taken from the Speaker's table, and read a first and second time.

Ordered, That it be read a third time.
It was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Porter 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.

And then,

On motion of Mr. Washburne, at 2 o'clock and 20 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1862.

Another member appeared, viz:
From the State of Kentucky, William H. Wadsworth.

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

By Mr. Crisfield: The petition of C. DeKonaray, late United States consul at St. John's, Porto Rico, for compensation for expenses incurred for the government by him while acting in that capacity; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

By Mr. Frederick A. Conkling: The memorial of citizens of New York city, asking for a reduction in the tax on manufacturers of wood; which was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House the following messages received yesterday from the President of the United States, viz : To the Senate and House of Representatives :

In conformity to the law of 16th July, 1862, I most cordially recommend that Lieutenant Commander George U. Morris, United States navy, receive a vote of thanks of Congress for the determined valor and heroism displayed in his defence of the United States sloop-ofwar Cumberland, temporarily under his command, in the naval engagement at Hampton roads, on the 8th March, 1862, with the rebel iron-clad steam frigate Merrimack.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., December 10, 1862.

The same having been read,

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and printed.

To the Senate and House of Representatives :

In conformity to the law of 16th July, 1862, I most cordially recom- ' mend that Commander John L. Worden, United States navy, receive a vote of thanks of Congress for the eminent skill and gallantry exhibited by him in the late remarkable battle between the United States iron-clad steamer Monitor, under his command, and the rebel iron-clad steamer Merrimack, in March last.

The thanks of Congress for his services on the occasion referred to were tendered by a resolution approved 11th July, 1862; but the recommendation is now specially made in order to comply with the requirements of the 9th section of the act of 16th July, 1862, which is in the following words, viz: “That any line officer of the navy or

marine corps may be advanced one grade if, upon recommendation of the President by name he receives the thanks of Congress for highly distinguished conduct in conflict with the enemy, or for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession."

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., December 8, 1862.

The same having been read,

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and printed.

The Speaker having proceeded, as the regular order of business, to call the committees for reports

On motion of Mr. McPherson, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the resolution of the House in relation to the monthly dues of the sick and wounded soldiers of Camp Convalescent, and that the same be referred to the joint committee on the conduct of the war.

On motion of Mr. Buffinton, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 586) granting bounty lands for services in the wars against the Indian tribes of Oregon and Washington in the years 1855–56, and that the same be laid on the table.

Mr. Sedgwick, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported a bill (H. R. 598) to adjust appropriations heretofore made for the civil service of the Navy Department to the present organization of that department; 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.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate therein.

Mr. Sedgwick, from the same committee, reported the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz :

Resolved, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be, and they are hereby, authorized to employ a clerk during the present session of Congress at the usual rate of compensation during the time actually employed.

On motion of Mr. Cox, Ordered, That the Committee on Foreign Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Daniel S. McCauley's widow, and that the same be laid on the table.

Mr. Cox, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 406) for the relief of the owners of the French brig Jules et Marie, reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That it be read a third time.
It was accordingly read the third time and passed.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
Mr. Train, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds,

reported a bill (H. R. 599) relating to the validity of deeds of public squares and lots in the city of Washington; which was read a first and second time. Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time. It was accordingly read the third time and passed. Mr. Train 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. Mr. Train, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 587) to provide for the imprisonment of persons convicted of crime by the criminal court of the District of Columbia, reported the same without amendment. Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed. Mr. Train 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. On motion of Mr. Washburne, Ordered, That when the House adjourns, it adjourn until Monday next. Mr. Wallandigham 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 in writing was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Nicolay, his private Secretary; which was handed in at the Speaker's table. On motion of Mr. Train, by unanimous consent, the bill of the Senate (S. 226) authorizing the opening of Sixth street west, was taken from the Speaker's table, and recommitted to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. On motion of Mr. Hooper, by unanimous consent, the bill of the House (H. R. 581) concerning judgments in certain suits brought by the United States, with the amendment of the Senate thereto, was taken from the Speaker's table. Pending the question on agreeing to the said amendment, Mr. Stevens submitted an amendment thereto. Pending which, Mr. Benjamin F. Thomas submitted an amendment to the said amendment; which was agreed to. The amendment of Mr. Stevens as amended was then agreed to. The question then recurring on the amendment of the Senate as amended, It was put and agreed to. Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the amendment of the House to their said amendment.

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