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When
Mr. Stephens moved an amendment to the said amendment.
Pending which,

Mr. Abram S. Hewitt moved to recommit the said resolution and amendments to the Committee on Printing; which motion was not agreed to.

When
Mr. Stephens inoved a further amendment.
After debate,
Mr. Bland submitted an amendment.
And then,

On motion of Mr. Fort, the said resolution and amendments thereto were recommitted to the Committee on Printing.

Mr. Singleton, from the same committee, to wbich was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 1279) authorizing the binding of documents for members of Congress, reported the same with amendments.

The House having proceeded to their consideration, the said amendments were agreed to.

Ordered, That the bill, as amended, be engrossed and read a third time.

Being engrossed, the bill was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Mr. Singleton moved to reconsider the vote last taken, 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 therein.

On motion of Mr. Singleton, the same committee was discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 462) to amend a part of chapter 105 of an act entitled “An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1878, and for other purposes," and the same was referred to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

On motion of Mr. Singleton, the same committee was discharged from the further consideration of the joint resolution of the House (H. Res. 45) respecting an index to the Congressional Record, and the same was laid on the table.

Mr. Waddell, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on the PostOffice and Post-Roads, reported a bill (H. R. 1637) to establish postroutes in the several States therein named; which was read twice, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the said committee.

Mr. Waddell moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was recommitted; which motion was passed over for the present.

Mr. Mills, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1638) to remove the political disabilities of Albert Miller Lea, of Navarro County, Texas; which was read twice, engrossed, read the third time, and passed, (two-thirds voting in favor thereof.)

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate therein.

By unanimous consent, bills were introduced, read twice, ordered to be printed, and severally referred as follows, viz:

By Mr. Conger: A bill (H. R. 1639) making an appropriation for pierlights at the entrance of the jetties in the South Pass of the Mississippi River, to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Haskell: A bill (H. R. 1640) to provide for the funding and redemption of United States notes; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Garfield: A bill (H. R. 1641) granting a pension to Franklin Paine; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By unanimous consent, resolutions were submitted and referred as follows, viz:

By Mr. Conger :

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be requested to furnish this House with an estimate of the probable cost of erecting and maintaiping pier-lights at the entrance of the jetties of the South Pass of the Mississippi River. to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Riddle:

Resolved, That the Doorkeeper be authorized to appoint one folder in the folding-room of the House, who shall receive for his services the same pay per avnum as a messenger.

Also, the following, viz:

Resolved, That there be paid, out of the contingent fund of the House, to Elijah T. Keightley, late assistant doorkeeper, a sum equal to one month's pay at the rate paid him while in the service of the House. to the Committee of Accounts.

On motion of Mr. Eden, by unanimous consent, the Committee on War-Claims was discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Peter Torgorona, and the same was referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Eden, also by unanimous consent, the same committee was discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the House (11. R. 104) for the relief of Eliza Howard Powers, and the same was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Conger, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That bills and resolutions be now received for reference only; When

Bills and joint resolutions were introduced and read twice, ordered to be printed, and severally referred as follows, viz:

By Mr. Blair: A joint resolution (H. Res. 52) of thanks to Henry Stanley; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

By Mr. Banks: A bill (#. R. 1642) to authorize the restoration of George A. Armes to the rank of captain ;

By Mr. Covert: A bill (H. R. 1643) for the relief of Charles G. Summers, of New York ; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1644) granting an increase of pension to John J. Winn;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1645) granting a pension to Lafayette Decker;

By Mr. Pugh: A bill (H. R. 1646) granting a pension to Bridget Leaffy, widow of Lawrence W. Leaffy;

By Mr. Mackey: A bill (H. R. 1647) granting a pension to Lucy J. Mitchell ; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 53) authorizing and directing the free transmission through the mails, by members of Congress and heads of departments, of all documents printed by authority of Congress; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads. . · By Mr. Campbell: A bill (H. R. 1648) for the relief of W. A. Rodgers, late first lieutenant of Company K, Eighteenth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Overton: A bill (H. R. 1649) for the relief of J. Clinton De Witt, of Canton, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Bayne: A bill (H. R. 1650) in relation to the soldiers, sailors, marines, and officers of the late Union Army, whose continued terms of service amounted to five years and upward, and amending section 2305 of the Revised Statutes; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. O'Neill: A bill (H. R. 1651) to validate and confirm certain acknowledgments of deeds and other instruments of writing under seal made in a foreign country for lands lying in the District of Columbia, and the records thereof; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Henkle : A bill (H. R. 1652) regulating attachments for debt in the District of Columbia ; to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1653) for the relief of Henry M. Hannon;

By Mr. Tucker: A bill (H. R. 1654) for the relief of Folkes and Winston and others, citizens of Lynchburg, Virginia ; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Waddell: A bill (H. R. 1655) for the relief of Edwin De Leon, late United States consul-general in Egypt; to the Committee on Appropriations.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1656) for the relief of Patrick J. Condon, late captain Company G, Sixty-third Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry, granting back pepsion; · By Mr. Vance: A bill (H. R. 1657) to restore Hawes P. Buckner to: the pension-rolls; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1658) for the relief William M. Moore, Third North Carolina Mounted Infantry; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Brogden: A bill (H. R. 1659) for the improvement of Neuse River, in North Carolina ; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Cain : A bill (H. R. 1660) for the relief of Saint Michael's church, Charlestou; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Stephens: A bill (H. R. 1661) the better to promote the navi. gation and shipping interests of the United States ; to the Committee on Commerce.

Also, a bill (I. R. 1662) for the relief of Samuel I. Gustine; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Bell: A bill (H. R. 1663) for the relief of James A. Stewart, of Fulton County, Georgia; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Felton: A bill (H. R. 1664) for the relief of James H. Rogers, of Georgia;

By Mr. Garth: A bill (H. R. 1665) to refer the claims of John R. Stutts and Russell M. Kibbourne, citizens of Lauderdale County, State of Alabama, to the Commissioners of Southern Claims for re-examination and reoprt; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Singleton: A bill (H. R. 1666) to remove the political disabili. ties of Edward De Leon, late of Charleston, South Carolina;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1667) to remove the political disabilities of Beverly H. Robertson, of the State of Virginia ; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Chalmers: A bill (H. R. 1668) for the relief of Ann M. Meehon, of Vicksburg, Mississippi ;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1669) for the relief of Allen E. Anderson, of Clai. borne County, Mississippi ; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Robertson: A bill (H. R. 1670) to refund the cotton-tax, and designating the mode of refunding the same; to the Comunittee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Elam: A bill (H. R. 1671) to confirm certain Rio Hondo claims unto Pedro Flores, Elizabeth Lafitte, Maria Cordova, Louis Lafitte, Antonio Dubois, and Vital Flores; to the Committee on Private Land-Claims.

By Mr. Dickey: A bill (H. R. 1672) for the relief of Mrs. Sarah B. Franklin ; to the Committee of Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1673) for the relief of John W. Skiles; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Banning: A bill (H. R. 1674) granting a pension to Albert Brinkmann, late a private in Company G, Second Regiment Ohio Vol. unteer Heavy Artillery ; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1675) to amend section 3 of an act entitled " Au act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1876, and for other purposes ;" to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1676) granting a pension to Henry B. Spooner, late a member of Company C, One hundred and twenty-fourth Regi. ment Ohio Volunteers ; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1677) to repeal certain provisions of chapter 3, Title XXXV, of the Revised Statutes; to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1678) to establish a branch of the Mint of the United States at Cincinnati, Ohio; to the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures.

By Mr. Boone: A bill (H, R. 1679) for the relief of Catharine and Sophia Germain ; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

By Mr. John W. Caldwell: A bill (H. R. 1680) for the relief of John M. Elder; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Durham: A bill (II. R. 1681) to amend article 3, section 3244, chapter 3, of the Revised Statutes, Title XXXV, internal revenue;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1682) to amend section 1 of an act approved March 3, 1877, entitled "An act to further protect the sinking-fund, and provide for the expenses of the government;" to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Albert S. Willis, a joint resolution (H. Res. 54) authorizing the printing and distribution of the memorial-addresses on the life and character of the late Edward Young Parsons, a Representative from the State of Kentucky; to the Committee on Printing.

By Mr. Whitthorne: A joint resolution (H. Res. 55) to authorize

Medical Inspector Thomas J. Turner, United States Navy, to accept a diploma of the Order of Kamebama from the king of the Hawaiian Islands; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. Riddle: A bill (H. R. 1683) to restore to the pension-rolls the names of all soldiers stricken therefrom for disloyalty, and to repeal section 4716 of the Revised Statutes of the United States; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1684) to repeal the joint resolution prohibiting the payment by any officer of the government to any person not known to have been opposed to the rebellion and in favor of its suppression; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1685) for the relief of John Looper, of Fentress County, Tennessee, late of Company D, Second Regiment Tennessee Volunteers; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Atkins: A bill (H. R. 1636) for the relief of Mrs. F. A. Lee, of Madison County, Tennessee;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1687) for the relief of Miles M. Hammond, of Jackson, Tennessee; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Thornburgh: A bill (H. R. 1688) to restore Hamilton Ryne to the pension-rolls; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Young: A bill (H. R. 1689) to provide for the payment of salaries of employés in Doorkeeper's department; to the Committee of Accounts.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1690) for the relief of Mrs. Anna M. Cogswell, of Mempbis, Tennessee;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1691) for the relief David H. Hildebrand, of Shelby County, Tennessee;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1692) for the relief of Martha A. Jones, of Fayette County, Tennessee;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1693) for the relief of William B. Hamlin, of Memphis, Tennessee;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1694) for the relief of A. F. Bonner, administrator of the estate of M. A. Bonner, deceased, of Shelby County, Tennessee;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1695) for the relief of Robert H. Cleere, of Collierville, Tennessee; to the Committee on War-Claims.

Also, a bill (H, R. 1696) making an appropriation to protect the wharf and landing at the city of Meinphis, Tennessee, from further and permanent injury by the action of the Mississippi River;

Also, a bill (8. R. 1697) to provide for the building of a marine hospital at Memphis, Tennessee; to the Committee on Commerce.

Also, a bill (8. R. 1698) for the relief William R. Webber and Hennie E. Revell, executors of the estate of M. W. Webber, deceased, of Shelby County, Tennessee;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1699) for the relief of Richard L. Andrews, administrator of the estate of M. H. Battle, Hardeman County, Tennessee; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Eden: A bill (H. R. 1700) to place on the pension-roll the name of Hiram Johnson, late private in Company A, Seventy-ninth Illinois Volunteers ; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

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