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To the House of Representatives ;

I transmit to the House of Representatives, in answer to its resolu. tion of the 12th instant, a report from the Secretary of State.

R. B. HAYES. WASHINGTON, D. C., November 15, 1877.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, November 14, 1877. The Secretary of State, to whom was referred the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 12th instant, requesting him "to inform the House, if not incompatible with the public interests, what amount of indemnity has been paid to this government by the Government of Spain on account of the execution of General Ryan and others at Santiago de Cuba, November 4, 1873, and what disposition has been made of such funds as may have been received," has the honor to report to the President that the amount of indemnity paid by the Government of Spain on that account was eighty thousand Spanish dollars, yielding, less ex. change, the sum of $77,797.44 in coin ; that claims thereon have been settled and paid to the amount of $38,202 ; that a claim for $2,500 has been settled, but is not yet paid; and that the unexpended balance of the Virginius indemnity is invested in 5 per cent. registered bonds of the United States. The Secretary of State has also to state that, as the heirs of General Ryan failed to prove that he was a citizen of the United States, nothing has been paid to them from said indemnity funds. Respectfully submitted.

WM. M. EVARTS. To the PRESIDENT. A message from the Senate by Mr. Sympson, one of their clerks: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill of the following title, viz :

S. 315. An act authorizing the changing of the name of tbe ship Samuel G. Reed; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House of Representatives.

By unanimous consent, leave of absence was granted Mr. Sexton for the remainder of the present session.

Mr. Ewing moved that the House take a recess until 7 o'clock and 30 minutes p. m.

Pending which,

Mr. Conger, at 4 o'clock and 30 minutes p. m., moved that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

The question then recurring on the motion of Mr. Ewing, the same was agreed to, with the understanding that no business was to be transacted during the said session.

The House thereupon took a recess until 7 o'clock and 30 minutes p.m.
After the recess, (7even o'clock and 30 minutes p. m.,)
The House resumed the consideration of the special order, (H. R. 805.)
After debate,

On motion of Mr. Dunnell, at 11 o'clock and 30 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1877. The following memorials, petitions, and other papers were laid on the Clerk's desk, under the rule, and referred as follows, viz:

By the Speaker: The petition of E. A. Wheeler, for a pension ; to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. Banding: Memorial of the American Nurserymen's Association, that a commissioner be sent to examine the present status of the forests of Europe, to study the means by wbich their perfection has been reached, and to report the results of his investigation for the benefit of the agriculturists and other citizens of our country; to the Committee on Agriculture.

Also, the petition of Albert Brinkman and Henry B. Spooner, for pensions; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Rush Clark : Papers relating to the claim of C. L. Quackenbush, for damages on account of his wrongful arrest aud detention by United States authorities; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Haskell: Papers relating to the claim of Charles S. Wilder, for reimbursement of the amount paid to the Shawnee tribe of Iudians for certain lands, title to which has been adjudged void; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Abram S. Hewitt: The petition of Charles B. Meyers, of New York, for relief on account of the loss of his distillery, illegally seized ; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. House: The petition of Martha Somerville, for a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Hunton : Papers relating to the claim of William Falls, for damage done to his property by the United States Army;

Also, the petition of Maria Gibson, for pay for property taken by the United States Army;

Also, the petition of the heirs of Edward Auld, of similar import; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Kelley: The petition of certain manufacturers, merchants, underwriters, and others, of New York, Pennsylvania, and other States, that immediate steps be taken to insure the proper representation of this country at the Paris exposition; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Also, the petition of Mary H. Moore, for a pension ; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Martin I. Townsend : Papers relating to the claim of Jerome A. Eisenlord, administrator, for services rendered as surgeon United States Volunteers; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Townshend: The petition of Captain Joseph F. Nolen and otbers, for an appropriation to encourage rifle practice among uniformed militia of the States; to the Committee on Appropriations.

By Mr. Wait: A paper relating to the establishment of a post-route from Warrenville, by way of West Asbford, Mount Hope, and Mansfield Center, to Willimantic, Connecticut; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

By Mr. Benjamin A. Willis : Memorial of citizens of Pennsylvania, who bare been in the military service of the United States and who are now in the uniformed militia service, for an appropriation for the encourage. ment of rifle practice; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Atkins, from the Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 902) making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1878, and for other purposes, with amendments of the Senate thereto, reported the same, accompanied by the following report, viz:

The Committee on Appropriations, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. No. 902) making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1878, and for other purposes, together with the amendments of the Senate thereto, having considered the same, beg leave to report as follows: They recommend concurrence in the amendments of the Senate numbered 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, and 15. They recommend non-concurrence in the amendments numbered 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, and 11.

Mr. Atkins demanded the previous question, which was seconded, and the main question ordered, which was upon the adoption of the report.

Pending which, Mr. Hale demanded a separate vote on the several amendments of the Senate to the said bill.

And the question being put on the first Senate amendment, viz:

Page 1, line 5, strike out “two thousand" and insert two thousand five hundred, the same was agreed to.

The questiou then being on the following amendment, viz:

Page 1, line 17, strike out “ privates” and insert enlisted men, tlie same was agreed to.

The question then being on the following amendments, viz:
Page 1, line 19, strike out “fifty-two,"

and

Page 1, line 19, after 5 clerks” insert not exceeding fifty-four, the same were disagreed to.

The question then being on the following amendment, viz :
Strike out the following, after the word “ provided,” in line 27 :

6. That a force of four cavalry regiments shall be recruited to one hun. dred men in each company, and the same shall be employed in the de. fense of the Mexican and Indian frontiers of Texas: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall authorize the recruiting the number of men on the Army rolls, including Indian scouts and hospital stewards, beyond twenty thousand men, of whom four full cavalry regiments shall be kept in service on the Mexican frontier in Texas," and insert the following:

That cavalry regiments may be recruited to one hundred men in each company, and kept as near as practicable at that number; and a sufficient force of cavalry shall be employed in defense of the Verican and Indian frontier of Texas,

And being put, viz:
Will the House agree to the same?

(Yeas.................. 140 And it was decided in the affirmative, Nays ................. 126

( Not voting ............ 24 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. D. Wyatt Aiken Mr. Thomas M. Browne Mr. H.J. B. Cummings Mr. William P. Frye
William Aldrich
Horatio C. Barchard Lorenzo Danford

Mills Gardner
William J. Bacon
Theodore W. Burdick Horace Davis

James A. Garfield
George A. Bagley
Richard H. Cain

Nathaniel C. Deering Lucien C. Gause
John H. Baker

William H. Calkins Dudley C. Denison D. C. Giddings
William H. Baker
John H. Camp

Mark H. Dunnell Eugene Hale
Latimer W. Ballon Jacob M. Campbell Jeremiah W, Dwight John Hanna
Nathaniel P. Banks Joseph G. Cannon

Benjamin T. Eames Alfred C. Harmer Thomas M. Bayne Simeon B. Chittenden Charles C. Ellsworth Benjamin W. Harris Charles B. Benedict William Claflin

Russell Errett

E. Kirke Hart Horatio Bisbee, jr. Rush Clark

I. Newton Evans. Dudley C. Haskell
Thomas A. Boyd
Nathan Cole
James L. Evans

Philip C. Haves
Lorenzo Brentano
Omar D. Conger

Walbridge A. Field George W. Hepdee
Mark S. Brewer
Jacob D. Cox
Greenbury L. Fort

Thomas J. Henderson
James F. Briggs
William W. Crapo Charles Foster

Jay A. Hubbell
Curtis H. Brogden
D. B. Culberson

Chapman Freeman Morton C. Hunter

Mr. H. L. Humphrey Mr. Benjamin F. Marsh Mr. Joseph H. Rainey Mr.J. M. Thornburgh John N. Hungerford Anson G. McCook

James H. Randolph J. W. Throckmorton Anthony Itiner J. H. McGowan Thomas B. Reed

Thomas F. Tipton Amaziah B. James William McKinley jr. William W. Rice

Amos Townsend John S. Jones Roger Q. Mills

George D. Robinson Martin I. Townsend Joseph Jorgensen John I. Mitchell

Milton S. Robinson Nelson H. Van Vorhes
Charles H. Joyce
James Monroe
Thomas Ryan

John T. Wait
J. Warren Keifer
Hepry S. Neal

Ezekiel S. Sampson William Ward
Ekwin W. Keightley Amasa Norcross

William F. Sapp

Lewis F. Watson William D. Kelley Addison Oliver

Gustave Schleicher Frank Welch
John H. Ketcham
Charles O'Neill

Wm. S. Shallenberger Harry White
John W. Killinger Edward Overton, jr C. H. Sipnickson

Michael D. White Elbridge G. Lapham Romualdo Pacheco A. Herr Smith

Edwin Willets
William Lathrop
Horace F. Page
John H. Starin

Alphens S. Williams
J. E. Leonard
George W. Patterson J. H. Stewart

Andrew Williams Stephen D. Lindsey Thomas B. Peddie

John W. Stone

Charles G. Williams Daniel V. Lockwood William A. Phillips Joseph C. Stone

James Williams George B. Loring Llewellyn Powers Horace B. Strait

Richard Williams L. A. Mackey Hiram Price

John M. Thompson Thomas Wren.
Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. J. D. C. Atkins Mr. Milton J. Durham Mr. Eppa Hunton Mr. E. W. Robertson
Henry B. Banning
John R. Eden
Frank Jones

Miles Ross
George M. Beebe
Anthony Eickhoff

James Taylor Jones Alfred M. Scales
Hiram P. Bell
J. B. Elam
John E. Kenna

Charles M. Shelley George A. Bicknell E. John Ellis

William Kimmel

Otho R. Singleton Jos. C. S. Blackburn Jobn H. Evins

Robert M. Knapp

William F. Slemons Richard P. Bland Thomas Ewing J. Proctor Knott

William E. Smith James H. Blonnt

William H. Felton George M. Landers William A. J. Sparks Andrew R. Boono Ebenezer B. Finley Robert F. Ligon

William M. Springer Gabriel Bouck

William H. Forney William Pitt Lynde Walter L. Steele Samuel A. Bridges Benjamin J. Franklin Levi Maish

William S. Stenger Arlett H. Buckner Benoni S. Fuller

Van H. Manning

Alex. H. Stephens
George C. Cabell
William W. Garth

Benjamin F. Martin Thomas Swann
John W. Caldwell
Randall L. Gibson

Stephen L. Mayham Richd. W. Townshend
W. P. Caldwell
John M. Glorer

James A. McKenzie John R. Tucker
Milton A. Candler
John Goode

John A. McMahon Thomas Turner
John G. Carlisle
Thomas M. Gunter

Hernando D. Money Jacob Turney
J. R. Chalmers

Andrew H. Hamilton William R. Morrison Robert B. Vance John B. Clarke Aug. A. Hardenbergh Leopold Morse

Alfred M. Waddell John B. Clark, jr. Henry R. Harris H. L. Muldrow

Gilbert C. Walker Hiester Clymer John T. Harris Nicholas Muller

William Walsh Thomas R. Cobb

Carter H. Harrison Clarkson X. Potter Levi Warner Francis D. Collins Julian Hartridge

Auburn L. Pridemore W.C. Whitthorne Philip Cook William Hartzell Terrence J. Quinn

Jere N. Williams. Samuel S. Cox Robert A. Hatcher David Rea

Albert S. Willis Jordan E. Cravens Eli J. Henkle

John H. Reagan

Benjamin A. Willis Thomas T. Crittenden Daniel M. Henry

James B. Reilly

Benjamin Wilson Augustus W, Cntler Abram S. Hewitt

Americus V. Rice

Fernando Wood Robt. H. M. Davidson Goldsmith W. Hewitt Haywood Y. Riddle Hendrick B. Wright Joseph J. Davis

Hilary A. Herbert William M. Robbins Jesse J. Yeates Geo. G. Dibrell

Charles E. Hooker Charles B. Roberts Casey Young H. L. Dickey

John F. House Those not voting areMr. Henry W. Blair Mr. Lucien B. Caswell Mr. Frank Hiscock Mr. John Howard Pugh Archibald M. Bliss Alvah A, Clark

John K. Luttrell

Milton Sayler
Edward S. Bragg
James W. Covert

Charles H. Morgan Leonidas Sexton
John M. Bright
C.B. Darrall
James Phelps

Robert Smalls
Solomon Bundy
Beverly B. Donglag Henry M. Pollard

Milton I. Sonthard Benjamin F. Butler Geo. C. Hazelton

Thad. C. Pound

William D. Veeder. So the amendment was agreed to. The question then being on the following amendment, viz: Page 4, line 5, strike out“ twenty" and insert twenty-five, And being put, viz: Will the House agree to the same ?

(Yeas.......

ayo.................. 129

(Vot voting ............ 27 The yeas and nays being desired by one fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative areMr. William Aldrich Mr. Lorenzo Brentano Mr. Jacob M. Campbell Mr. H.J. B. Cummings William J. Bacon Mark S. Brewer Joseph G. Cannon

Lorenzo Danford
George A. Bagley
James F. Briggs

Simeon B. Chittenden Horace Davis
John H. Baker
Curtis H. Brogden William Claflin

Nathaniel C. Deering
William H. Baker
Thomas M. Browne Rush Clark

Dudley C, Denison Latimer W. Ballon Horatio C. Burchard Nathan Cole

Mark H. Dunnell Nathaniel P. Banks Theodore W. Burdick Omar D. Conger

Jeremiah W. Dwight Thomas M. Bayne Richard H. Cain Jacob D. Cox

Benjamin T. Eames Horatio Bisbee, jr. William H. Calkins William W. Crapo Charles C. Ellsworth Thomas A. Boyd John H. Camp D. B. Culberson

Russell Errett

134

And it was decided in the affirmative, Nays.........

Mr I. Newton Evans Mr. John S. Jones Mr. Charles O'Neill Mr.J. H. Stewart
James L. Evans
Joseph Jorgensen

Edward Overton, jr. John W. Stone
Walbridge A. Field Charles H. Joyce

Romualdo Pacheco Joseph C. Stone Greenbury L. Fort J. Warren Keifer

Horace F. Page

Horace B. Strait Charles Foster

Edwin W. Keight George W. Patterson John M. Thompson Chapman Freeman William D. Kelley

Thomas B. Peddie J. M. Thornburgh William P. Frye John H. Ketcham

William A. Phillips J. W. Tbrockmorton Mills Gardner

John W. Killinger Llewellyn Powers Thomas F. Tipton James A. Garfield Elbridge G. Lapham Hiram Price

Amos Townsend D. C. Giddings William Lathrop Joseph H. Rainey

Martin I. Townsend Eugene Hale J. E. Leonard

James H. Randolph Nelson H. Van Vorbes
John Hanna
Stephen D. Lindsey Thomas B. Reed

John T. Wait
Alfred C. Harmer
George B. Loring
William W. Rice

William Ward
Benjamin W. Harris John K. Luttrell

George D. Robinson Lewis F. Watson Dudley C. Haskell Benjamin F. Marsh Milton S. Robinson Frank Welch Philip C. Hayes Apson G. MoCook Thomas Ryan

Harry White George W. Hendee J. H. McGowan

Ezekiel S. Sampson Michael D. White Thomas J. Henderson William McKinley jr. William F. Sapp

Alpheus S. Williams Jay A. Hubbell Roger Q. Mills

Gustave Schleicher Andrew Williams Morton C. Hunter John I. Mitchell

Wm. S. Shallenberger Charles G. Williams H. L. Humphrey James Monroe C. H. Sinnickson

James Williams John N. Hungerford Henry S. Neal

A. Herr Smith

Richard Williams Anthony Ittner Amasa Norcross John H. Starin

Thomas Wren. Amaziah B. James Addison Oliver

Those who voted in the negative areMr. D. Wyatt Aiken Mr. Milton J. Durham Mr. Charles E. Hooker Mr. William M. Robbins J.D. C. Atkins John R. Eden John F. House

Charles B. Roberts Henry B. Banning Anthony Eickhoff Eppa Hunton

E. W. Robertson
George M. Beebe
J. B. Elam
Frank Jones

Miles Ross
Hiram P. Bell
E. John Ellis

James Taylor Jones Alfred M. Scales Charles B. Benedict John H. Evins

John E. Kenna

Charles M. Shelley George A. Bicknell Thomas Ewing

William Kimmel

Otho R. Singleton Jos. C. S. Blackburn William H. Felton Robert M. Knapp William F. Slemons Richard P. Bland Ebenezer B. Finley J. Proctor Knott

William E. Smith James H. Blount

William H. Forney George M. Landers William A. J. Sparks Andrew R. Boone Benjamin J. Franklin Robert F. Ligon

William M. Springer Gabriel Bouck Benoni S. Fuller

Daniel N, Lockwood Walter L. Steele Samuel A. Bridges William W. Garth William Pitt Lyude William S. Stenger Avlett H. Buckner Lucien C. Gause

L.A. Mackey

Alex. H. Stephens George C. Cabell Randall L. Gibson Levi Maish

Thomas Swann John W. Caldwell John M. Glover Van H. Manning

Richd. W. Townshend W, P. Caldwell John Goode

Benjamin F. Martin John R. Tucker Milton A. Candler

Thomas M. Gunter Stephen L. Maybam Thomas Turner John G. Carlisle

Andrew H. Hamilton James A. McKenzie Jacob Turney J. R. Chalmers

Aug. A. Hardenbergh John A. McMahon Robert B. Vance John B. Clark, jr. Henry R. Harris

Hernando D. Money Alfred M. Waddell Hiester Clymer John T. Harris

William R. Morrison William Walsh
Thomas R. Cobb
Carter H. Harrison
H. L. Muldrow

Levi Warner
Francis D. Collins
E. Kirke Hart
Nicholas Muller

W.C. Whitthorne
Philip Cook
Julian Hartridge

Clarkson N. Potter Jere N. Williams Samuel S. Cox William Hartzell

Auburn L. Pridemore Albert S. Willis Jordan E. Cravens Robert A. Hatcher

Terrence J. Quinn

Benjamin A. Willis Thomas T. Crittenden Eli J. Henkle

David Rea

Benjamin Wilson Augustus W. Cutler Daniel M. Henry

John H. Reagan

Fernando Wood Robt. H. M. Davidson Abram S. Hewitt

James B. Reilly

Hendrick B. Wright Joseph J. Davis

Goldsmith W. Hewitt Americus V. Rice' Jesse J. Yeates Geo. G. Dibrell

Hilary A. Herbert Haywood Y. Riddle Casey Young H. L. Dickey

els

Dalliansactie

Those not voting are-
Mr. Henry W. Blair Mr. Alvah A, Clark

Archibald M. Bliss John B. Clarke
Edward S. Bragg

James W. Covert
John M. Bright

C. B. Darrall Solomon Bundy

Beverly B. Douglas Benjamin F. Butler Geo. C. Hazelton Lucien B. Caswell Frank Hiscock

Mr. Charles H. Morgan

Leopold Morse
James Phelps
Henry M. Pollard
Thad. C. Pound
John Howard Pugh
Milton Sayler

Mr. Leonidas Sexton

Robert Smalls Milton I. Sonthard William D. Veeder Gilbert C. Walker Edwin Willets.

So the amendment was agreed to.

The question then being taken on the following amendments, the same were severally agreed to, viz:

Page 4, strike out all after “thousand," in line 5, to and including line 6.

Page 6, line 9, strike out one hundred” and insert fifty.
Page 8, line 18, strike out “bags, clothing” and insert clothing bags.

Page 8, line 23, after “officers” insert appointed by the Secretary of War.

Page 8, line 23, strike out “suitable."
Page 9, line 4, strike out "seventy” and insert seventy-one.

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