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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.
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.
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, after 5 clerks” insert not exceeding fifty-four, the same were disagreed to.
The question then being on the following amendment, viz :
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:
(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-
James A. Garfield
Nathaniel C. Deering Lucien C. Gause
William H. Calkins Dudley C. Denison D. C. Giddings
Mark H. Dunnell Eugene Hale
Benjamin T. Eames Alfred C. Harmer Thomas M. Bayne Simeon B. Chittenden Charles C. Ellsworth Benjamin W. Harris Charles B. Benedict William Claflin
E. Kirke Hart Horatio Bisbee, jr. Rush Clark
I. Newton Evans. Dudley C. Haskell
Philip C. Haves
Walbridge A. Field George W. Hepdee
Thomas J. Henderson
Jay A. Hubbell
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
John T. Wait
Ezekiel S. Sampson William Ward
William F. Sapp
Lewis F. Watson William D. Kelley Addison Oliver
Gustave Schleicher Frank Welch
Wm. S. Shallenberger Harry White
Michael D. White Elbridge G. Lapham Romualdo Pacheco A. Herr Smith
Alphens S. Williams
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.
James Taylor Jones Alfred M. Scales
Charles M. Shelley George A. Bicknell E. John Ellis
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
Benjamin F. Martin Thomas Swann
Stephen L. Mayham Richd. W. Townshend
James A. McKenzie John R. Tucker
John A. McMahon Thomas Turner
Hernando D. Money Jacob Turney
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
Charles H. Morgan Leonidas Sexton
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 ?
(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
Simeon B. Chittenden Horace Davis
Nathaniel C. Deering
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
And it was decided in the affirmative, Nays.........
Mr I. Newton Evans Mr. John S. Jones Mr. Charles O'Neill Mr.J. H. Stewart
Edward Overton, jr. John W. Stone
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 T. Wait
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
James Taylor Jones Alfred M. Scales Charles B. Benedict John H. Evins
John E. Kenna
Charles M. Shelley George A. Bicknell Thomas Ewing
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
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
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
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
Those not voting are-
Archibald M. Bliss John B. Clarke
James W. Covert
C. B. Darrall Solomon Bundy
Beverly B. Douglas Benjamin F. Butler Geo. C. Hazelton Lucien B. Caswell Frank Hiscock
Mr. Charles H. Morgan
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 23, after “officers” insert appointed by the Secretary of War.
Page 8, line 23, strike out “suitable."