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Mr. Carter 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. Carter, the bill of the House (H. R. 825) to extend the Alexandria and Washington railroad into the District of Columbia was taken up, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

On motion of Mr. Carter, the bill of the House (H. R. 823) to authorize the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company to extend the Washington branch of their road to the Potomac river, and across the same, by an extension of the present structure known as the Long Bridge, for the purpose of connecting with the Virginia railroad at that point, was taken up.

Mr. Curtis moved that it be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Pending which,
After debate,

Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne moved that it be laid on the table; which motion was disagreed to.

The question then recurring on the motion of Mr. Curtis, Mr. Branch moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the motion to commit was agreed to.

Mr. Isaac N. Morris 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.

On motion of Mr. Carter, the morning hour having expired, the House proceeded to dispose of the business on the Speaker's table.

When

The bill of the House (H. R. 824) to incorporate the Washington City and Georgetown Railway Company was taken up.

Pending the question on its engrossment,

Mr. Burnett submitted an amendment in the nature of a substitute therefor.

Pending which,

Mr. Burnett moved that the bill and pending amendment be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Pending which,

Mr. Burnett moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the motion to commit was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Carter, 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. Ellihu B. 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. 679) to reimburse the corporation of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, a sum of money advanced

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towards the construction of the Little Falls bridge, had directed him to report the same without amendment.

On motion of Mr. Phelps, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union be discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 202) to reimburse the corporation of Georgetown, in the Dis. trict of Columbia, a sum of money advanced towards the construction of the Little Falls bridge, and that the House proceed to its consideration.

Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time.
It was accordingly read the third time and passed.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

On motion of Mr. Phelps, Ordered, That the bill of the House No. 697 (just reported from the Committee of the Whole) be laid on the table.

Mr. Carter moved that the House again resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; which motion was disagreed to.

Mr. Ely then arose and announced the death of Silas M. Burroughs, late a member of this House from the State of New York, which took place at his residence in Medina, in that State, on the 3d instant.

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

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

Resolved. That this House has heard with deep sensibility the announcement of the death of Hon. Silas M. Burroughs, late a member of the House of Representatives from the State of New York.

Resolved, That, as a testimony of respect to the memory of the deceased, the members and officers of this House will wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.

Resolved. That the proceedings of this House in relation to the death of Silas M. Burroughs be communicated to the family of the deceased by the Clerk.

Resolved, That, as a further token of respect to the memory of the deceased, this House do now adjourn.

And the House accordingly adjourned.

MONDAY, JUNE 11, 1860. The following petitions and memorials were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the 24th rule of the House, to wit:

By Mr. James Craig: The petition of the heirs of John Roberts, praying for commutation of half pay for services rendered in the war of the revolution; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

By Mr. Vallandigham: The memorial of Charles K. Smith-heretofore referred February 4, 1858; which was referred to the Committee on the Territories.

By Mr. Pottle: The memorial of J. A. H. Hasbrouck & Company, offering to reprint the first series of the American State Papers; which was referred to the Committee on Printing.

By Mr.

Joseph Plympto Invalid Peners & Company of the port of

By Mr. John Cochrane: The petition of Eliza M. Plympton, widow of Colonel Joseph Plympton, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, the petition of Henry Struthers & Company, praying for repayment of duties illegally exacted by the collector of the port of New York on window glass; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Potter: The petition of Esther Humphrey, widow of Thomas Humphrey, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. Royce: The memorial of John Reeves, praying Congress to instruct the American minister residing at Constantinople to present his claim to the Sultan, with the demand that it be legally and justly settled; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

By Mr. Eliot: The memorial of Charles Gordon, praying payment of money due him for services rendered the government under the resolution of May 4, 1848; which was referred to the Committee on Accounts.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Patton, one of their clerks:

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

H. R. 305. A bill making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending June 30, 1861; with sundry amendments; 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, on the 7th instant, approve and sign a resolution and bills of the following titles, viz:

S. Res. 27. A resolution authorizing the settlement of the accounts of John R. Bartlett, late commissioner of the United States to run and mark the boundary line between the United States and Mexico, and for other purposes;

S. 22. An act for the relief of John Scott, Hill W. House, and Samuel 0. House;

S. 188. An act for the relief of the surviving grandchildren of Colonel William Thompson, of the revolutionary army, of South Carolina;

S. 238. An act for the relief of M. C. Gritzner; and
S. 371. An act for the relief of certain settlers in the State of Iowa.
And on the 9th instant a bill of the following title, viz:
S. 249. An act for the relief of Samuel J. Hinsley.

I am also directed to notify the House of the orders of the Senate to print certain documents.

On motion of Mr. Sherman, by unanimous consent, Ordered. That the bill of the House (H. R. 305) making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending June 30, 1861, with the amendments of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and printed.

Mr. Davidson, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the Committee had examined and found truly enrolled a bill of the following title, viz:

H. R. 523. An act extending the charter incorporating the “German Benevolent Society' of Washington city, in the District of Columbia, approved July 27, 1842.

When
The Speaker signed the same.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House the annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing the operations, expenditures, and condition of the institution for the year 1859; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Stanton submitted the following resolution; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Printing, viz:

Resolved, That there be printed five thousand extra copies of the report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1859; three thousand for the use of the members of the House, and two thousand for the use of said Institution.

Mr. Carter moved that the vote by which the bill of the Senate (S. 202) to reimburse the corporation of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, a sum of money advanced towards the construction of the Little Falls bridge was passed on Saturday last be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

This being one of the last ten days of the session,

The Speaker announced as the business first in order the motion submitted by Mr. Pettit, and pending when the House adjourned on Monday last, to suspend the rules, so as to discharge the Committee of the Whole House from the further consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 99) for the relief of Benjamin Sayre, and to enable the House to consider the same.

And the question being put, it was decided in the affirmative-twothirds voting in favor thereof.

And thereupon
The House proceeded to the consideration of the said bill.
Pending the question on its engrossment,

Mr. Pettit 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.

Mr. Pettit moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said bill.

Mr. Sherman (the rules having been suspended for that purpose) submitted the following resolution; which was read as follows, viz:

Resolved, That for the present week, during the hour immediately succeeding the reading of the journal, it shall not be in order to call up a motion to reconsider or to entertain a motion to suspend the ruies, except with reference to a general appropriation bill; and it shall be the regular order of business, during said hour, for the

Speaker to continue the regular call of committees for reports until completed; after which, and during said morning hour, the committees shall be called for reports for commitment and printing only, and without debate.

Pending which,

Mr. Sherman moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered to be put.

Mr. Branch moved that the resolution be laid upon the table; which motion was disagreed to.

The question was then put, Will the House agree to the said resolution ?

And it was decided in the affirmative-two-thirds voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Sherman moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Scott, by unanimous consent, the bill of the Senate (S. 168) to amend an act entitled "An act to ascertain and settle private land claims in the State of Califorina," passed March 3, 1851, was taken up, read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

The Speaker baving proceeded to call the committees for reports under the resolution of the House of this date

Mr. Niblack, from the Committee on Patents, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 10) in addition to “An act to promote the progress of the useful arts,' reported the same with an amendment.

Pending the question on agreeing to the said amendment,

On motion of Mr. Hoard, under the operation of the previous question,

Ordered, That the further consideration of the said bill be postponed until the 2d Wednesday in December next.

Mr. Hoard moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Frank, from the same committee, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 826. A bill for the relief of Ezra Cornell, of Ithaca, New York;

H. R. 827. A bill for the relief of Frederick E. Sickles; accompanied by reports in writing thereon; which bills were severally read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bills and reports ordered to be printed.

Mr. Ashmore, from the Committee on Mileage, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 607) to repeal an act entitled “An act to regulate the compensation of members of Congress," approved the 16th of August, 1856, reported the same with a recommendation that it do not pass.

Ordered, That the said bill be laid upon the table.

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