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(H. Res. 46) to legalize the judicial proceedings of the provisional courts of the proposed Territory of Arizona; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Bingham moved that the rules be suspended, so as to discharge the Committee on the Judiciary from the further consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 335) to fix the salaries of the judges of the district courts within and for the districts of Ohio, and enable the House to proceed to the consideration of the same. And the question being put,

Yeas .................... 41 It was decided in the negative,

Nays .................... 77 Two-thirds not voting in favor thereof. The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. John A. Bingham - Mr. Stephen C. Foster Mr. Alexander H. Rice
Samuel S. Blair
Augustus Frank

Christopher Robinson
John E Bouligny
John A. Gurley

George W. Scranton
William D. Brayton
George S. Houston

John W. Stevenson
James Buffinton
William Howard

James A. Stewart
Henry C. Burnett
James Humphrey

John L. N. Stratton
Alfred A. Burnham

Francis W. Kellogg · Mason W. Tappi
Samuel S. Cox
Jacob M. Kunkel

Clement L. Vallandigham
Samuel R. Curtis
Gilman Marston

William Vandever
Charles Delano
James K. Moorhead

Charles H. Van Wyck
R. Holland Duell
Edward Joy Morris

John P. Verree
Thomas M. Edwards

Thomas A. R. Nelson Israel Washburn, jr.
Thomas D. Eliot
George H. Pendleton

Edwin H. Webster.
Thoms B. Florence

Roger A. Pryor
Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. Charles F. Adams Mr. William A. Howard Mr. John S. Phelps
Williaru Allen
George W. Hughes

Albert G. Porter
John B. Alley
John Hutchios

John F. Potter
Thomas J. Barr
Albert G. Jenkins

James M. Quarles
Charles L. Beale
John J. Jones

John H. Reagan
Francis P. Blair, jr.
Charles H. Larrabee

Jetur R. Riggs
Harrison G. Blake
James M. Leach

Homer E. Royce
Reese B. Brabson
Shelton F. Leake

Thomas Ruffin
Lawrence O'B. Branch Henry C. Longnecker Albert Rust
Francis M. Bristow
Peter E. Love

Charles B. Sedgwick
John Carey
Robert Mallory

John Sherman
Horace F. Clark
Elbert S. Martin

Otho R. Singleton
David Clopton
Horace Maynard

William Sinith
Williamson R. W. Cobb James B. McKean

William N. H. Smith
Schuyler Coltax
Robert McKnight

Francis E. Spinner
Martin J. Crawford
Edward McPherson

Benjamin Stanton
H. Winter Davis
John McQueen

William B Stokes
John G. Davis
W. Porcher Miles

James H. Thomas
W. McKee Dunn
John S. Millson

Zebulon B. Vance
Emerson Etheridge
Justin S. Morrill

Edward Wade
Orris S. Ferry
William E. Niblack

E.P. Walton
Lucius J. Gartrell
Abraham B. Olin

Ellihu B Washburne
Galusha A. Grow
George W. Palmer

Alfred Wells
John T. Harris
John J. Perry

John Woodruff
Robert Hatton
John U. Pettit

John V. Wright.
William Helmick

Samuel 0. Peyton The Speaker voted in the affirmative, thereby making a quorum.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Postmaster General, transmitting copies of contracts made by the. Post Office Department with sundry individuals for furnishing

wrapping paper, twine, stationery and lamp-post letter boxes; which was laid on the table and ordered to be printed.

On motion of Vr. Phelps, by unanimous consent, the Committee of the Whole House were discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 811) for the relief of A. Bledsoe, William Bryson, William C. Scott, William Doty, and others, and the House proceeded to the consideration of the same.

When it was
Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and read a third time.
Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Phelps 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.

On motion of Mr. Sherman, 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. Stanton reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the an. nual message of the President of the United States, had come to no resolution thereon.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by J. Buchanan, his private secretary, notifying the House that he did this day approve and sign bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 814. An act providing for the erection of a post office in the city of Philadelphia;

H. R. 267. An act for the relief of Mrs. A. W. Angus, widow of the late Captain Samuel Angus, United States navy;

H. R. 848. An act authorizing the issue of a register for the brig Charles H Jordan;

H. R. 622. An act to authorize notaries public in the District of Columbia to take acknowledgments of deeds for the conveyance of real and personal estate therein.

A message in writing was received from the President of the United States, by J. Buchanan, his private secretary; which was handed in at the Speaker's table.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House the fol. lowing message, this day received from the President of the United States, viz:

To the Senate and House of Representatives :

GENTLEMEN: I feel it my duty to communicate to you that it has been found impracticable to conclude a contract for the transportation of the mails between our Atlantic and Pacific ports, on the terms authorized by the 4th section of an act entitled “An act making appropria. tions for the service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal year ending 30th June, 1861,'' approved 15th June, 1860. The Postmaster General has offered the California mails to the several compa.

nies and ship-owners engaged in the trade with the Pacific, via the Isthmus, but they have all declined carrying them for the postages. They demand a higher rate of compensation, and unless power is given to the Postmaster General to accede to this demand, I am well satisfied that these mails cannot be forwarded. It should not be forgotten that in consequence of the diversion of a large part of the letter mail to the overland route, the postages derived from the California service have been greatly reduced, and afford a wholly inadequate remuneration for the ocean transportation. The weight of these mails, averaging from twelve to fifteen tons semi-monthly, renders it, in view of the climate and character of the road, manifestly impossible to forward them overland without involving an expenditure which no wise administration of the government would impose upon the treasury. I therefore earnestly recommend that the act referred to be so modified as to empower the Postmaster General to provide for carrying the Cali. fornia mails at a rate of compensation which may be deemed reasonable and just.

JAMES BUCHANAN. JUNE 23, 1860.

Ordered, That the said message be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and printed.

On motion of Mr. Sherman, 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. Stanton 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 come to no resolution thereon.

On motion of Mr. Sherman, the rules having been suspended for that purpose.

Ordered, That when the House adjourns, it adjourn until Monday next at 9 o'clock a. m.

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

S. 113. An act for the relief of Eli W. Goff.
When the Speaker signed the same.

On motion of Mr. Davidson, (the rules having been suspended for that purpose,) the Committee of the Whole House were discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 258) entitled “An act to grant to the parish of Point Coupee, Louisiana, certain tracts of land in said parish, and the House proceeded to the consideration of the same.

When it was Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time. It was accordingly read the third time and passed. Mr. Davidson 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 therewith. Mr. Gurley, from the Committee on Printing, reported the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That there be printed for the use of the Treasury Depart. ment two thousand extra copies of the report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the condition of the banks in the United States.

Mr. Gurley moved to reconsider the vote by which said resolution was agreed to, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Gurley, from the Committee on Printing, reported the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That there be printed five thousand extra copies of the majority and minority reports of the select committee appointed to investigate the public store contract in New York city, for the use of the members of this House.

Mr. Gurley moved that the vote by which said resolution was agreed to 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. Otero, (the rules having been suspended for that purpose,) the Committee on Indian Affairs were discharged from the further consideration of the resolution of the Senate (S. R. 31) entitled A resolution explanatory of the eighth section of the act of Congress approved February 28, 1859;" and the House proceeded to the consideration of the same

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

Mr. Burch 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 acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Gartrell, at 3 o'clock and 25 minutes p. m., moved that the House do adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

Mr. Phelps moved that the House take a recess until 7 o'clock p. m.; which motion was disagreed to-two-thirds not voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Cox moved that the rules be suspended, so as to enable him to introduce the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That there be delivered by the Clerk of this House to the widow of Jonathan Taylor, a member of the 26th Congress, books of equal value with those ordered but never delivered to said Jonathan Taylor by the resolutions of Congress, provided that said books be selected from those which said Clerk has now on hand, and that the same shall be furnished without further printing.

And the question being put, Shall the rules be suspended ?
It was decided in the affirmative, 3

Yeas.........

nos , Nays................... 36 Two-thirds voting in favor thereof. The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

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Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. Charles F. Adams

William Allen
John B Alley
James M. Ashley
John A. Bioghain
Harrison G. Blake
John E. Bouligny
Reese B. Bra bson
Lawrence O'B. Branch
William D. Brayton
James Buffinton
John C. Burch
Anson Burlingame
Alfred A. Burnham
Martin Butterfield
James H. Campbell
John Carey
Luther C. Carter
Charles Case
Horace F. Clark
David Clopton
Samuel S. Cox
Jabez L. M. Curry
John G. Davis
R. Holland Duell
W. McKee Dunn
Thomas D. Eliot
Alfred Ely
Emerson Etheridge

Mr. Orris S. Ferry

Thomas B. Florence
Stephen C. Foster
Augustus Frank
John A. Gilmer
Daniel W. Gooch
John A. Gurley
Charles B. Hoard
William Howard
William A. Howard
George W. Hughes
James Humphrey
John Hutchins
Albert G. Jenkins
John W. Killinger
Jacob M. Kunkel
John M. Landrum
De Witt C. Leach
Henry C. Longnecker
Peter E. Love
Elbert S. Martin
James B. McKean
Robert McKnight
John McQueen
James K. Moorhead
Edward Joy Morris
Thomas A. R. Nelson
William E Niblack

Mr. George W. Palmer

John U. Pettit
Samuel O. Peyton
Albert G. Porter
James L. Pugh
James M. Quarles
Alexander H. Rice
Christopher Robinson
Thomas Ruffin
Albert Rust
George W. Scranton
Charles B. Sedgwick
John Sherman
William Smith
Francis E. Spinner
John L. N. Stratton
Mason W. Tappan
Miles Taylor
Clement L. Vallandigham
Zebulon B. Vance
William Vandever
Charles H. Van Wyck
Edward Wade
Ellihu B. Washburne
Israel Washburn, jr.
Edwin H Webster
Warren Winslow
John Woodruff.

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. Elijah Babbitt

Francis P. Blair, jr,
Milledge L. Bonham
Francis M. Bristow
Williamson R. W. Cobb
Schuyler Colfax
Martin J. Crawford
Samuel R. Curtis
H. Winter Davis
Lucius J. Gartrell
Galusha A. Grow
J Morrison Harris
John T. Harris

Mr. Robert Hatton

George S. Houston
John J. Jones
Dwight Loomis
Robert Mallory
Gilman Marston
Horace Maynard
Edward McPherson
Justin S. Morrill
Freeman H. Morse
Abraham B. Olin
John S. Phelps

Mr. Roger A. Pryor

John H. Reagan
Homer E. Royce
William N. H. Smith
Benjamin Stanton
John W. Stevenson
William B. Stokes
James H. Thomas
John P. Verree
E. P. Walton
Alfred Wells
John V. Wright.

Mr. Cox accordingly introduced his said resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to.

Mr. Cox moved that the vote by which said resolution was agreed to be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by J. Buchanan, bis private secretary, notifying the House that he did this day approve and sign a resolution of the following title, viz:

H. Res. 22. Joint resolution in relation to the public printing.

Mr. Winslow moved that the rules be suspended, so as to enable him to introduce a bill providing for mail service between New York and San Francisco.

And the question being put,

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