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H. R. 611. A bill making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending the 30th of June, 1864; which were severally read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed.

Ordered, That the former bill (H. R. 610) be made a special order for Thursday, the 18th instant, at 1 o'clock p. m., and that the latter (H. R. 611) be made a special order for Friday, the 19th instant, at 1 o'clock p. m.

On motion of Mr. Clark, by unanimous consent, the resolution of the Senate (S. Res. 108) for increasing the bond of the Superintendent of Public Printing was taken from the Speaker's table, and read a first and second time.

Ordered. That the said resolution be read a third time.
It was accordingly read the third time and passed.

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.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate with the passage of the said resolution.

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, with the amendments agreed to and pending, be printed.

On motion of Mr. Dawes, by unanimous consent, Ordered. That the bill of the House (H. R. 288) to construct a ship canal for the passage of armed and naval vessels from the Mississippi river to Lake Michigan, and for other purposes, postponed at the last session until the 18th instant, be further postponed until Tuesday, the 13th of January next.

The Speaker having announced as the business next in order the joint resolution (H. Res. 103) in relation to neutral rights, heretofore postponed until this day

On motion of Mr. Cox, Ordered, That its consideration be further postponed until Monday, the 19th of January next.

Mr. Shanks introduced the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior inform the House whether the permanent annuity for the years 1854 and 1855, payable to the Miami tribe of Indians in accordance with the 5th article of the treaty with said tribe made June 5, 1854, has been paid to said tribe.

Mr. Sheffield submitted the following resolution; which was read and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, viz :

Resolved, (the Senate concurring with the House in the passage hereof,) That the accounting officers of the treasury be, and they are hereby, directed to adjust the accounts of Henry W. Diman, late acting assistant paymaster in the navy, (whose books and papers were

sunk and lost in the transport steamer Whiteman, in July, A. D. 1862, in the Mississippi river, ) according to the principles of equity and justice. Mr. Roscoe Conkling introduced a joint resolution (H.Res. 113) providing a convoy for ships bearing provisions to suffering operatives in England; which was read a first and second time. Pending the question on its engrossment, Mr. Conkling moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the resolution was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time. The question then being on its passage, Mr. Conkling moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered and put, viz.: Shall the joint resolution

pass? And it was decided in the negative, } No. ::::::::: #

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

Mr. John B. Alley Mr. Alfred Ely Mr. John Patton
Stephen Baker Thomas A. D. Fessenden Albert G. Riddle
John A. Bingham Richard Franchot Edward H. Rollins
Jacob B. Blair Augustus Frank Aaron A. Sargent
Samuel S. Blair Bradley F. Granger Charles B. Sedgwick
William G. Brown John A. Gurley Joseph Segar
Schuyler Colfax Richard A. Harrison John P. C. Shanks
Frederick A. Conkling William S. Holman Samuel Shellabarger
Roscoe Conkling William D. Kelley A. Scott Sloan
James A. Cravens William E. Lansing John L. N. Stratton
John J. Crittenden Cornelius L. L. Leary Benjamin F. Thomas
William P. Cutler Robert McKnight Burt Van Horn
Henry L. Dawes William Mitchell Charles H. Van Wyck
W. McKee Dunn John T. Nixon William H. Wadsworth
Thomas M. Edwards John W. Noell Elijah Ward.
Thomas D. Eliot

Those who voted in the negative are—

Mr. William J. Allen Mr. Edward Haight Mr. Anson P. Morrill
Sydenham E. Ancona Aaroo Harding Justin S. Morrill
James M. Ashley John Hickman Warren P. Noble
Joseph Baily John Hutchins Elijah H. Norton
Fernando C. Beaman Philip Johnson George H. Pendleton
Charles J. Biddle George W. Julian Nehemiah Perry
Harrison G. Blake William Kellogg Timothy G. Phelps
James Buffinton James E. Kerrigan Frederick A. Pike
Alfred A. Burnham John W. Killinger Theodore M. Pomeroy
Charles B. Calvert Anthony L. Knapp Albert G. Porter
Jacob P. Chamberlain Jesse Lazear John F. Potter
Ambrose W. Clark Owen Lovejoy John H. Rice
George T. Cobb Frederick F. Low William A. Richardson
Samuel S. Cox Edward McPherson James C. Robinson
John W. Crisfield Robert Mallory James S. Rollins
George W. Dunlap Henry May Edward H. Smith
James E. English Horace Maynard Elbridge G. Spaulding
Philip B. Fouke John W. Menzies John B. Steele

John N. Goodwin James K. Moorhead Thaddeus Stevens

Mr. John D. Stiles Mr. Amasa Walker Mr. James F. Wilson
Carey A. Trimble William Wall George C. Woodruff
Clement L. Wallandigham Albert S. White Samuel T. Worcester
Rob't B. Van Walkenburgh Chilton A. White Hendrick B. Wright.
John P. Verree Charles A. Wickliffe

So the joint resolution was rejected.

Mr. Lovejoy 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. Van Wyck submitted the following preamble and resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Whereas grievous delays happen in the payment of money due soldiers, therefore, in order to ascertain if any, and what, legislation may be necessary to remedy such delays: Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be requested to furnish to this house the reasons why requisitions of paymasters in the army are not promptly filled. Mr. Pomeroy introduced a joint resolution (H.Res. 114) to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to pay certain portions of the public debt in coin; which was read the first and second time. On motion of Mr. Mallory, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. Mr. Hickman submited the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Resolved, That the Commissioner of Agriculture be directed to inform this house, at the earliest day practicable, of the number of clerks and other persons engaged in the whole business of the department, together with the names of the same, the salaries and pay of each, the nature of their employment, and the length of time of their respective services; and also the amount of money expended since his appointment for seeds, plants and cuttings, the quantity of the different kinds, with their respective prices, and where, when, and by whom purchased. Mr. Babbitt submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing compensation to assistant assessors for the travelling expenses necessarily incurred by them in the discharge of their official duties, and report by bill or otherwise. Mr. Ancona submitted the following resolution, viz: Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to inform the House what steps, if any, have been taken for the release of sutlers and other non-combatants attached to our army, now held as prisoners at Richmond and elsewhere. The same having been read, Mr. Ancona moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the resolution was agreed to. Mr. Ancona 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. McPherson submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire whether additional legislation, and if any, what, is necessary to prevent the evasion or violation by paymasters or paymasters' clerks of the act of June 18, 1862, providing that company officers of volunteers shall be paid on the muster and pay rolls of their company, party, or detachment, and not otherwise, except when on'detached service without troops, or on leave of absence; and that they have leave to report by bill. Mr. Calvert submitted the following resolution, viz: Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to furnish this house with a statement of the expenditures of the quartermaster's department at Beaufort, South Carolina, on account of the contraband fund (as it is termed) embracing the monthly reports of the quartermaster at that place, showing the number and description of persons paid out of that fund for each of the last three months. The same having been read, Mr. Stevens moved that it be laid on the table; which motion was disagreed to. The question then recurring on agreeing to the said resolution, Mr. Lovejoy moved that it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. And the question being put, Yeas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 | Nays - - - - - - - - - - - - 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 affirmative

Mr. John B. Alley Mr. John A. Gurley Mr. John F. Potter

Isaac N. Arnold
James M. Ashley
Elijah Babbitt
Stephen Baker
Fernando C. Beaman
John A. Bingham
Samuel S. Blair
Harrison G. Blake
James Buffinton
Alfred A. Burnham
Jacob P. Chamberlain
Ambrose W. Clark
Schuyler Colfax
Frederick A. Conkling
Roscoe Conkling
John Covode
Henry L. Dawes
Sidney Edgerton
Thomas D. Eliot
Alfred Ely
Thomas A. D. Fessenden
George P. Fisher
Hichard Franchot
Daniel W. Gooch
John N. Goodwin

Edward Haight
Richard A. Harrison
John Hickman
Samuel Hooper
John Hutchins
George W. Julian
William D. Kelley
Francis W. Kellogg
William E. Lansing
Dwight Loomis
Owen Lovejoy
Frederick F. Low
Robert McKnight
Edward McPherson
William Mitchell
James K. Moorhead
Anson P. Morrill
Justin S. Morrill
John T. Nixon
John W. Noel!
John Patton
Timothy G. Phelps
Frederick A. Pike
Theodore M. Pomeroy
Albert G. Porter

Alexander H. Rice
John H. Rice
Edward H. Rollins
Aaron A. Sargent
Charles B. Sedgwick
Joseph Segar
John P. C. Shanks
William P. Sheffield
Samuel Shellabarger
A. Scott Sloan
Thaddeus Stevens
John L. N. Stratton
Benjamin F. Thomas
Rowland E. Trowbridge
Burt Van Horn
Rob't B. Wan Walkenburgh
John P. Verree
William Wall
John W. Wallace
Ellihu B. Washburne
Albert S. White
James F. Wilson
William Windom
Samuel T. Worcester.

Those who voted in the negative are—

Mr. Moses F. Odell
George H. Pendleton
Nehemiah Perry
William A. Richardson
John B. Steele
John D. Stiles
Francis Thomas
Clement L. Wallandigham
William H. Wadsworth
Elijah Ward
Chilton A. White
Jharles A. Wickliffe
George C. Woodruff.
Hendrick B. Wright

Mr. Aaron Harding
William S. Holman
Philip Johnson
James E. Kerrigan
John W. Killinger
Anthony L. Knapp
John Law
Jesse Lazear
Cornelius L. L. Leary
Robert Mallory
Horace Maynard
John W. Menzies
James R. Morris
Elijah H. Norton

Mr. William J. Allen
Sydenham E. Ancona
Joseph Baily
Charles J. Biddle
William G. Brown
Charles B. Calvert
George T. Cobb
Samuel S. Cox
James A. Cravens
John W. Crisfield
George W. Dunlap
James E. English
Bradley F. Granger
William A. Hall

So the motion to refer was agreed to. Mr. William G. Brown submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz: Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads inquire into the expediency of giving the franking privilege to the assessors of internal revenue. Mr. William G. Brown introduced a bill (H. R. 612) to provide for compensating loyal citizens for property taken for the use of the United States; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Pendleton submitted the following resolution, viz: Resolved, That the President be requested to inform this house, if in his opinion, not inconsistent with the public interest, whether in any oath of allegiance or parole required to be taken by any persons held in custody as a so-called political prisoner, there has been inserted a clause to the effect that he should not bring suit for the recovery of damages for such imprisonment, or that he should not oppose, by speech, or otherwise, the war measures of the administration. The same having been read, Mr. Pendleton moved the previous question. Pending which, Mr. Stevens moved that the resolution be laid on the table. And the question being put,

It was decided in the affirmative,

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

Mr. James Buffinton Mr. Sidney Edgerton

Mr. Cyrus Aldrich
John B. Alley
Isaac N. Arnold
James M. Ashley
Elijah Babbitt
Stephen Baker
Fernando C. Beaman
John A. Bingham
Samuel S. Blair
Harrison G. Blake

Jacob P. Chamberlain
Ambrose W. Clark
Schuyler Colfax
Frederick A. Conkling
John Covode
William P. Cutler
Henry L. Dawes
Charles Delano
R. Holland Duell

Thomas M. Edwards
Thomas D. Eliot
Alfred Ely
Samuel C. Fessenden
Thomas A. D. Fessenden
George P. Fisher
Richard Franchot
Augustus Frank
Daniel W. Gooch

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