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H. R. 374. An act for the relief of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church;
H. R. 587. An act for the relief of Anton L C. Portman;
H. R. 529. An act granting a pension to Martha Sanderson, widow of Major Winston F. Sanderson;
H. R. 456. An act granting a pension to James Alexander, an invalid soldier of the war of 1812;
H. R. 235. An act for the relief of congressional township No. 2 north, of range No. 9 west, of the 4th principal meridian, in Adams county, State of Illinois;
H. R. 838. An act to change the name of the ship “Rockall” to “ Massachusetts;"
H. R. 703. An act making appropriation for the payment of the expenses of the legislative assembly of the Territory of Minnesota;
H. R. 839. An act to amend an act approved the 3d day of March, 1847, entitled "An act to establish a port of entry at Saluria, in the State of Texas, and for other purposes ;'
H. R. 699. An act to amend an act regulating the diplomatic and consular system of the United States; and
H. R. 288. An act recognizing the survey of the Grand Cheniere island, State of Louisiana, as approved by the surveyor general, and for other purposes.
A message was received from the Senate, by Mr. Patton, one of their clerks, notifying the House that the President did, on the 16th instant, approve and sign bills of the following titles, viz:
S. 464. An act to amend an act entitled "An act in addition to the acts prohibiting the slave trade;".
S. 378. An act to relinquish the title of the United States to certain lands occupied by the city of Baton Rouge, in Louisiana;
S. 118. An act for the relief of David Myerle; and
S. 84. An act to facilitate communication between the Atlantic and Pacific States by electric telegraph.
Mr. Winslow submitted the views of a minority of the select committee appointed under the resolution of the 5th March last; which were ordered to be printed.
The House then resumed the consideration of the amendments of the Senate to the bill of the House (H. R. 339) making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the 30th of June, 1861, upon which the main question was ordered to be put.
The amendments numbered 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 15, and 25 were severally agreed to, and the amendments numbered 3, 4, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 151, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24 were severally disagreed to.
The amendments reported to the amendments of the Senate numbered 10 and 26 having been agreed to, the said amendments as amended were also agreed to.
The amendment reported to the 7th amendment was then read as follows, viz:
Insert at the end of the Senate's amendment the words: “and it is hereby provided that all extra documents ordered to be printed by the House of Representatives during the thirty-sixth Congress not already executed shall be printed by the House Printer, but that nothing shall be allowed for composition when the same document has been first ordered to be printed by the Senate; and provided, further, that this proviso shall not be so construed as to authorize payment for printing said documents to be made to any other than the Printer elected by the House, and when the printing or any part thereof has been assigned or transferred, no payment shall be
And the question being put, Will the House agree thereto?
Yeas.................... 94 It was decided in the affirmative,
Nays .................... 57 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are
Mr. Charles F. Adams
Mr James H. Graham
Galusha A. Grow
Mr. John J. Perry
John U. Pettit
Those who voted in the negative are
Mr. John D. Ashmore
Mr. David Clopton
Mr. John T. Harris
George W. Hughes
Albert G. Jenkins
Lawrence M. Keitt
Jacob M. Kunkel
John M. Landrum
Mr. James M. Leach
Mr. Samuel O Peyton Mr. James A. Stallworth
John W. Stevenson
James A. Slewart
James H. Thomas
John W. H Underwood
Clement L. Val andigham
Zebulon B. Vance
William N. H. Smith John V. Wright. So the said amendment to the amendment was agreed to. The 7th amendment as amended was then agreed to. All of the said amendments of the Senate having been disposed of,
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate with the action of the House thereon.
The House then resumed the consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 501) making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of government for the year ending June 30, 1861, with the amendments of the Senate thereto; the pending question being on an appeal from the decision of the Chair as to the admissibility of an amendment proposed to be submitted by Mr. Sherman.
Mr. Sherman having withdrawn his said amendment,
Mr. Sherman submitted an additional amendment to the 3d amendment of the Senate.
Mr. Sherman moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the amendments of the Senate numbered 4, 8, 11, 12, 17, 18, 22, 25, 32, 33, and 34 were severally agreed to, and the amendments of the Senate numbered 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 29, 31, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 were severally disagreed to.
The amendments reported to the amendments numbered 1, 2, and 35 having been agreed to, the said amendments as amended were severally agreed to.
Mr. Sherman, by unanimous consent, submitted the following amendment to the 30th amendment of the Senate, viz: Add the words: " And for repair of the capitol of Nebraska Territory, recently injured by a tornado, $5,000.
And the question being put, Will the House agree thereto?
The amendment submitted by Mr. Sherman to the 3d amendment having been agreed to—
The Speaker stated the question to be on agreeing to the amendment reported from the Committee of the Whole to the said amendment as amended.
The hour of 41 o'clock p. m. having arrived, the House, in pursuance of the order of Friday, the 8th instant, took a recess until 7 o'clock p. m.
AFTER THE RECESS. Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne moved, at 7 o'clock and 5 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn.
And the question being put,
| Yeas...................... 10
| Nays ......................111 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are
Mr. Thomas Ruffin
James A. Stewart
Mr. Francis P. Blair, jr Mr. Shelton F. Leake
John J. McRae
Sydenham Moore John G. Davis
• John H. Reagan Those who voted in the negative areMr. Charles F. Adams Mr. Thomas B. Florence Green Adams
Stephen C. Foster Cyrus Aldrich
Ezra B. French William Allen
John A. Gilmer John B. Alley
Daniel W. Gooch William C. Anderson
James H. Graham Thomas J Barr
Galusha A. Grow Charles L. Beale
James T. Hale John A. Bingham
Chapin Hall Harrison G. Blake
Thomas Hardeman, jr. Milledge L. Bonham
J. Morrison Harris Reese B. Brabson
John T. Harris William D. Brayton
William Helmick George Briggs
Charles B. Hoard Francis M. Bristow
George S. Houston James Buffinton
William Howard Alfred A. Burnham
William A. Howard Martin Butterfield
George W. Hughes James H.Campbell
James Humphrey Luther C. Carter
John Hutchins Charles Case
John J. Jonus Horace F. Clark
Benjamin F. Junkin David Clopton
William S. Kenyon Williamson R. W. Cobb John W. Killinger Schuyler Colfax
James M. Leach Thomas Corwin
M. Lindley Lee John Covode
Peter E. Love Jabez L, M. Curry
William B. Maclay Henry L. Dawes
Robert Mallory Charles Delano
John S. Millson Thomas M. Edwards
Wiliam Millward Thomas D. Eliot
James K. Moorhead William H. English
Justin S. Morrill Orris S. Ferry
Edward Joy Morris
Mr. William E. Niblack
John T. Nixon
So the House refused to adjourn. Mr. Laban T. Moore, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 843) for the relief of Levi J. Hampton; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Territories.
Mr. McRae, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported a bill (H. R. 844) to establish national foundries in Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, and in Shelby county, Alabama, accompanied by a report in writing thereon; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to the committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.
Mr. Butterworth, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Agriculture, to whom the subject was referred, made a report on the
subject of the malady now prevailing among the cattle in certain localities; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.
On motion of Mr. Bingham, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the bill of the Senate (S. 497) to amend an act entitled "An act for giving effect to certain treaty stipulations between this and foreign governments for the apprehension and delivery up of certain offenders” be printed.
Mr. Bonham, by unanimous consent, introduced bills of the following titles, viz:
H. R. 845. A bill to regulate the admission of new States; and
H. R. 846. A bill to retire disabled officers of the army; which were severally read a first and second time, and referred as follows, viz:
H. R. 845, to the Committee on the Territories.
On motion of Mr. Carter, by unanimous consent, the bill of the House (H. R. 521) to incorporate the “East Washington Library Association," with the amendment of the Senate thereto, was taken up, and the said amendment agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Mallory, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the Committee of Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the case of James Thompson, surviving partner of C. M. Strader & Co., and that the same be referred back again to the Court of Claims.
The House having resumed the consideration of the amendments of the Senate to the bill of the House No. 501 (sundry civil ex. penses)—
The pending amendment to the 3d amendment of the Senate was read as follows, viz:
Strike out the words proposed to be inserted, and insert in lieu thereof the following: "For the extension of the Treasury building, three hundred and fifty thousand dollars”. And the question being put, Will the House agree thereto?
Yeas............... It was decided in the affirmative,
" Nays ............... 70 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are
ner of c. M. Seration of the cate of Claims bus
70 the Counse havinge bill
Mr. Charles F. Adams
Mr. John Covode
Mr. George S. Houston
William A. Howard