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for the removal of the Winnebago Indians, and for the sale of their reservation in Minnesota, for their benefit; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Indians Affairs.

Mr. Aldrich, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 613) for the removal of certain bands of Sioux Indians, and for the disposition of their reservations in Minnesota and Dakota; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

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 sr>ent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Wright reported that the committee having, according to order, had the special order under consideration, viz: H. R. 611. A bill making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending the 30th June, 1864, had directed him to report the same without amendment. i

The House having proceeded to the consideration of the said bill.

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. Potter having announced the death of the Hon. Luther Hanchett, late a member of this House from the State of Wisconsin,

After remarks upon the life and public services of the deceased,

Mr. Potter submitted the following resolutions; which were read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That as a mark of respect to the memory of the Hon. Luther Hanchett, deceased, late a member of this house from Winconsin, the members will wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.

Resolved, That as a further mark of respect for the memory of the deceased, the House do now adjourn.

Resolved, That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to the Senate.

And the House accordingly adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, December 17, 1862.

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

By Mr. Brown: The petition of Alexander Hayes, asking payment for money expended in subsisting soldiers; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Johnson: The petition of distillers of Northampton county, Pennsylvania, praying Congress to so modify the excise law as to relieve them from the payment of the inspection fee, as in the case of other manufacturers; which was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Mallory: Resolutions of the State Agricultural Society of Kentucky, approving of the construction of an Agricultural Bureau; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House copies of the journal of the council and house of representatives of the Territory of Washington; which were'referred to the Committee on the Territories.

Mr. Burnham, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read and referred to the Committee-on Printing, viz:

Resolved, That — copies of the report of the board of naval officers appointed to examine certain proposed sites for a navy yard, now in possession of the Senate, be printed for the use of the House.

On motion of Mr. Stevens, by unanimous consent, the House insisted upon its amendment, disagreed to by the Senate, to the amendment of the Senate to the bill of the House (H. R. 581) concerning judgments in certain suits brought by the United States, and ask a conference with the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon.

Ordered, That Mr. Stevens, Mr. Benjamin F. Thomas, and Mr. Leary be the managers at the said conference on the part of the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Bingham, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 615) 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 16, 1862, and all other acts on that subject; which was read a first and second time, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Stevens, by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of the business on the Speaker's table.

When

The resolution of the Senate providing '' that the joint committee appointed at the last session of Congress to inquire into the conduct of the present war, be, and they are hereby, instructed to make report to the Senate and to the House of Representatives with all convenient speed, was read, considered, and concurred in.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

A bill and joint resolution of the Senate of the following titles were taken up and read a first and second time, viz:

S. 355. An act for increasing the revenue by reservation and sale of town sites on public lands; and

S. Res. 110. Joint resolution in relation to certain maps.

Ordered, That the former (S. 355) be referred to the Committee on Public Lands and the latter (S. Res. 110) to the Committee on Printing.

The bill of the Senate (S. 407) to fix the terms of the circuit court in the district of Wisconsin was read a first and second time.

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. Stevens, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 616. A bill making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other pensions of the United States for the year ending the 30th of June, 1864; and

H. R. 617. A bill to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending 30th of June, 1863; 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 (H. R. 616) be made a special order for Monday, the 22d instant, and that the latter (H. R. 617) be made a special order for Tuesday, the 23d instant.

The House then resumed, as the regular order of business, the consideration of the following resolution, reported at the last session from the Committee on Printing, viz:

Resolved, That 10,000 copies extra of the message of the President of the United States, of this date, (July 17, 1862,) on the subject of confiscation, be printed for the use of the House.

The pending question being on the motion of Mr. Hutchins to lay the same on the table;

And the question being put, Shall the said resolution be laid on the table?

It was decided in the affirmative, 1 w' 97

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

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Mr. William G. Brown Mr. Cornelius L. L. Leary Mr. Edward H. Smith

Charles B. Calvert WillUm Mitchell Elbridge 0. Spaulding

Jacob P. i hamberlain James R. Morris John B. Steele

Anvlrew J. Clements John W. Noell John D. Stiles

Samuel S. Cox Elijah H. Norton Benjamin F. Thomas

Charles Delano Nehemiah Perry Francis Thomas

George W. Dunlap Timothy G. Phelps Clement L. Vallandigham

Augustus Frank William A. Richardson Chilton A. White

Bradley F. Granger James C. Robinson Charles A. Wickliffe

William A. Hall William P. Sheffield George H. Yeaman.
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So the resolution was laid on the table.

The Speaker having announced as the business next in order the bill of the House (H. R. 452) for the relief of Rufus L. Harvey, reported at the last session from the Committee on Invalid Pensions; the pending question being on the motion of Mr. Ely to commit the same to a Committee of the Whole House,

The question was put, Shall the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House?

And it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Vallandigham moved <a reconsideration of the vote last taken; which motion was passed over for the present.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed without amendment a bill of this house of the following title, viz:

H. R. 598. An act to adjust appropriations heretofore made for the civil service of the Navy Department to the present organization of that department.

Mr. Granger, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled a joint resolution of the Senate of the following title, viz:

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

When

The Speaker signed the same.

Mr. Granger, from the same committee, reported that the committee did on the 15th instant present to the President of the United States bills 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; and

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

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. William Kellogg reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the annual message of the President of the United States, had directed him to report the following resolutions, viz:

Resolved, That so much of the annual message of the President of the United States to the two houses of Congress, at the present session, together with the accompanying documents, as relates to the finances, to the deficiencies in the revenues of the Post Office Department, to the receipts into the treasury, and public expenditures, the organization of banking associations, and provision for a uniform currency, to the provision of additional revenue, and the ways and means for supporting and meeting all public liabilities of the government, be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

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Resolved, That so much of said message and accompanying documents as relates to commerce, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Resolved, That so much of said message and accompanying documents as relates to the public domain, be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Resolved, That so much of said message and accompanying documents as relates to the Post Office Department, be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Resolved, That so much of said message and accompanying documents as relates to the proposed amendatory articles to the Constitution of the United States, be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Resolved, That so much of said message and accompanying documents as relates to the public expenditures, be referred to the Committee on Public Expenditures.

Resolved, That so much of said message and accompanying documents as relates to agriculture and the Agricultural Bureau, be referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

Resolved, That so much of said message and accompanying documents as relates to our intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to the remodelling of the whole Indian system, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Resolved, That so much of said message and accompanying documents as relates to the army of the United States, and to coast and lake defences, be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Resolved, That so much of said message and accompanying documents as relates to the navy of the United States, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Resolved, That so much of said message as relates to our foreign affairs, together with the accompanying correspondence in relation thereto, to an appropriation recommended in behalf of the owners of the Norwegian bark Admiral P. Tordenskiold, and to the acquisition of foreign territory, be referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Resolved, That so much of said message and accompanying documents as relates to the Territories of the United States, be referred to the Committee on the Territories.

Resolved, That so much of said message and accompanying documents as relates to pensions and the Pension Bureau, be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Resolved, That so much of said message and accompanying documents as relates to the expenditures in connexion with the State De

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