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land, Polsley, Price, Prince, Pruim, Randall, Raum,

Robertson, Robinson, Schenck, Scofield, shanks, Sit1868, December 14.—Mr. Broomall moved that greaves, Smith. Spalding, Sturkweather, Stevens, Stevthe rules be suspended, so as to enable him to art, Stokes, Slover, Sypher, . Taber. Tafie, Taylor

Thomas, Tift, Trowbridge, Twichell, Upson, Van Aer, submit the following preamble and resolution:

nam, Burt Van Horn, Van Wyck, Ward, Carlvalader Whereas the President of the United States. C. Washburn, Ellihu B. Washburne. Henry 1). Washin his annual message to the Fortieth Congress, burn, Wm. B. Washburn, Welker, Whittemore, Wilat its third session, says: “It may be assumed Liam Williams, James F. Wilson, Jolin T. Wilson, that the holders of our securities have already ward-155.

Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, Wood, Wo idge, Wood received upon their bonds a larger amount than NAY8-Messrs. Adams, Archer, Grover, Thomas L. their original investment, measured by a gold Jones, Mungen, Laurence S. Trimble

NT VOTING-Messrs. Anderson, Delos R. Ashley, standard. Upon this statement of facts it would Barnes, Dcck, Blackburn, Blaine, BolerBromwell, scem but just and equitable that the six per Brooks Burkland, Burr, Benjamin F. Butler, Cake cent. interest now paid by the Government Clift, Cobh, Cornell, Delano, Dockery, Dodge, Eldridge, should be applied to the reduction of the princi. Harding, Heaton, Hill, Holman, Asahel W. Hubhard,

For, Golladay, Gravely Haight, Valsey. Hamilion, pal in semi annual installments, which in sixteen Humphren, Johnson, her, kinott, Latlin. Logan, Mar years and eight months would liquidate the shalla. MaxnardMe Cormick McCullough, Newcomb,

NiblackNicholson, entire national debt. Six per cent. in gold would Ross, Sawyer, Selye, Shellabarger. Stone, John Trimble, at present rates be equal to nine per cent. in

Van Auken, Robert T. Van Horn, Van Trump, Vidal, currency, and equivalent to the payment of the

Thomas Williams, Young-Co. debt one and a half time in a fracuon less than The second division of the question--being seventeen years.

This, in connection with all the remaining portion of the preamble and resothe other advantages derived from their invest.lution-was agreed to without a division. ment, would afford to the public creditors a fair and liberal compensation for the use of their cap- Vote on Minority Representation. ital, and with this they should be satisfied. The lessons of the past admonish the lender that it is not well to be over anxious in ex

IN HOUSE acting from the borrower rigid compliance with 1869, January 19–Pending a bill (H. P. 1824) the letter of the bond;" and whereas such sen- to preserve the purity of elections in the several timents, if permitted to go to the world without Territories, Mr. Phelps moved this as an addiimmediate protest, may be understood to be the tional section : sentiments of the people of the United States · That the legislatures of the Territories hereand their Representatives in Congress: there- inbefore named shall, at their first session after foro,

the passage of this act, provide by law for a reResolved, That all forms and degrees of repu- apportionment of the members of the several diation of national indebtedness are odious to legislatures as nearly equal as may be i mong the American people. And that under no cir. council and legislative districts, entitled each to cumstances will their Representatives consent to elect three members of council and three repreoffer the public creditor, as full compensation, a sentatives; and that the outlying districts, if less amount of money than that which the Gov- any, 10 which it may be necessary that a less ernment contracted to pay him.

number than three shall be apportioned, shall The rules were suspended-yeas 135, nays 29. be located in the least populous portions of said

A division of the question was called, the first Territories; and that at the next legislative division to include the preamble and the first elections thereafter in said Territories every sentence of the resolution. The previous ques- qualified voter shall be entitled to three votes tion was called and seconded, and the main for member of council, and three votes for memquestion ordered. A motion to reconsider the vote ber of the house of representatives, with the priviordering the main question was tabled, yeas 134, lege of cumulating said votes upon any one or nays 37. The question recurring on the first two of the candidates for either house respectdivision of the question, a motion to table the ively, it being the intent and meaning of this preamble was lost--yeas 37, nays 133.

act to secure an equitable and just representation The first division of the question-being the to minorities in said Territories in all cases where preamble and the first sentence of the resolution minority parties exceed in number two fifths of -was then agreed to, yeas 155, nays 6, not the electoral body." voting 60, as follow:

Which was disagreed to-yeas 49, nays 116,

as follow, (not voting, 57): Yeas-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Arnell, James M. Ashley, Actell, Bailey, Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Barnum, YEAs-Messrs. Anderson, Archer, Axtell, Baker, Barncs, Beaman, Beatty, Benjamin, Benton, Bingham, Blair, Barnum, Beck. Benjamin, Boyden, Boyer, Roderick R. Boutwell, Bowen, Boyden, Boyer, Broomall, Buckley Butler, Chanier, Cook, Deweese, Getz, Glossbrenner, Roderick R. Butler, Callis, Cary, Chenler, Churchill, Golladay, Gove, Grocer, Hawkins, Heaton, Ilolman, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Coburn, Cook, Corley, Ilotchkiss, Humphrey, Jenekes, Alexander H Jones, Covode, Cullom, Dawes, Deweese, Dickey, Dixon, Don- Thomas L. Jones, kerr, knott, Lash, George V. Lawnelly, Driggs, Eckley, Edwards, Eggleston, Ela, Thomas rence, Mallory, Marshall, McCormick, McCullough, MunD.Eliot, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Ferry, Fields, French, Gar. gen, Newsham, Nicholson, Phelps, Ross, Spalding. Stone, field, Getz, Glossbrenner, Goss, Gove, Griswold, Haughey, Taber, Taffe, Vin Trump, Ellihu B. Washburne, Stephen Hawkins, Higby, Hooper, Hopkins, Hotchkiss, Chester F. Wilson, Woodward, Young—19. D. Hubbard, Richard D. Hubbard, Hulburd, Hunter, In- Nays-Messrs. Allison, James M. Ashley, Bailey, Baldgersoll, Jenckes, Alexander H. Jones, Judd, Julian, Kel- win, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Benton, Blaine. Blair, ley, Kellogg, Kelsey, Ketcham, Kitchen, Koontz, Lash, Boutwell, Bowen, Broomall, Buckland, Buckley, Callis, George V. Lawrence, Wm. Lawrence, Lincoln, Loan, Cary, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Clift, Cobb, Loughridge, Lynch, Mallory, Marvin, McCarthy, McKee Coburn, Corley,Cornell, Corode, Cullom, Dawes. Dickey, Mercur, Miller, Moore, Moorhead, alorrell, Morrissey, Dodge, Eggleston, Ela, Thomas D. Eliot, James T. Mullins, Myers, Newsham, Norris, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Elliott Farnsworth, Ferriss, Fields, French, Goss, Perham, Peters, Pettis, Phelps, Pike, Pile, Plants, Po-| Gravely, Harding, Haughey, Higby, Hill, topkins,


Hunter, Ingersoll, Johnson, Judd, Julian, Kellogg, Kel- | the resolution was agreed to-yeas 128, nays 34, sey, Kitchen, Koontz, William Lawrence, Lincoln, not voting 60. Loughridge, Marvin, Maynard, McCarthy, McKee, Mercur, Miller, Moore, Moorhead, Mullins, Myers, The Nays were: Messrs. Archer, Baker, Barnes, Beck, Newcom'), Niblack, Norris, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Per- Boyer, Brooks, Burr, Cary, Chanler, For, Getz, Golladay, ham, Pettis. Pierce, Pike, Pile, Plants, Poland, Pols-Grover, Haight, Hotchkiss, Humphrey, Thomas L. Jones, ley, Price, Prince, Randall, Raum, Robinson, Roots, Kerr. Knott, Marshall, Niblack, Phelps, Pruyn, Randall, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Shanks, Shellabarger, Sit- Ross. Sitgrcaves, Spalding, Stone, Taber, Tift, Van Auken, greaves, Smith, Starkweather, Stevens, Stokes, Storer, Wood, Woodward, Young-34. 'Thomas, Tuft, John Trimble, Lawrence S. Trimble, Up

The preamble was then agreed to-yeas 135, son, Van Aernam, Van Auken, Burt Van Horn, Vidal, Ward, Henry D.'Washburn, William B. Washburn, nays 34, not voting 53. Welker, Whittemore, Thomas Williams, William Wil

The Nays were: Messrs. Archer, Barnes, Beck, Boyer, liams, James F. Wilson, John T. Wilson, Windom Brooks, Burr, Chanler, For, Getz, Glossbrenner, Golladay, -116.

Grover, Haight, Hotchkiss, Richard D. Iubbard, Ilum

phrey, Thomas L. Jones, Kerr, K’nott, Marshall, Niblack, Removal of Disabilities.

Phelps, Pruyn, Randall, Robinson, Ross, Sitgrcaves, Stone,

Taber, Tist, Van Auken, Wood, Woodward, Young--34. IN SENATE.

The Committee made no report. 1868. December 9-Pending the bill to relieve from disabilities Franklin J. Moses, of South

Counting the Electoral Vote. Carolina

IN SENATE. Mr. GARRETT Davis moved to add the words, "and all other citizens of the State of South Caro 1869, February 6-Mr. Edmunds submitted lina."

this concurrent resolution : Which was disagreed to-yeas 9, nays 44, as

Whereas the question whether the State of follow :

Georgia has become and is entitled to repreYr As, Messrs. Bayard, Davis, Dixon, Doolittle, Ferry, sentation in the two houses of Congress is now MeCreery, Norton, Patterson of Tennessee, Saulsbury-5. pending and undetermined; and whereas by the

NAYS–Messrs. Anthony, Cameron, Cattell. Chandler, joint resolution of Congress passed July 20, Cole, Conkling, Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Drake, Ed-1868, entitled “A resolution excluding from the munds, Fessenden, Fowler, Frelinghuysen, Grimes, Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Nyc, Osborn, Patterson of lion which shall not have been reorganized,” it Harlan, Harris, Howe, Kellogg, Morgan, Morrill of electoral college vores of States lately in rebelNew Hampshire, Pomeroy, Ramsey, Rice, Robertson, Sherman, Spencer, Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton,

was provided that no electoral votes from any Trumbull

, Van Winkle, Wade, Warner, Welch, Willey of the States lately in rebellion should be reWilliams, Wilson, Yates-44.

ceived or counted for President or Vice President [No general disability bill was passed at either of the United States until, among other things, the third session of the Fortieth Congress or the such State should have become entitled to reprefirst session of the Forty-First.]

sentation in Congress, pursuant to acts of Con

gress in that belialf: therefore, The Representation of Georgia.

Resolved by the Senate. (the House of Repre

sentatives concurring ) That on the assembling In House.

of the two houses on the second Wednesday of 1869, January 28—Mr. Paine, from the Com February, 1869, for the counting of the electoral mittee on Reconstruction, reported the following votes for President and Vice President, as propreamble and resolution:

vided by law and the joint rules, if the counting Whereas it is provided by the reconstruction or omitting to count the electoral votes, if any, act, passed March 2 1867, that until the people which may be presented, as of the State of Georof the lately rebellious States shall be by law gia, shall not essentially change the result, in admitted to representation in Congress, any civil that case they shall be reported by the President government which may exist therein shall be of the Senate in the following manner : Were deemed provisional only, and that no persons the votes presented as of the State of Georgia to shall be eligible to office in such provisional gov- be counted, the result would be for ernments who are disqualified for office by the for President of the United States, fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the if not counted, for — for 'resident of United States; and whereas it is reported that the United States, votes; but in either the legislature of Georgia has expelled the col. case -- is elected President of the United ored members thereof, and admitted to their States; and in the same manner for Vice Presiseats white men who received minorities of votes dent. at the polls, and that members of said legislature February 8-It was adopted-yeas 34, nays who had been elected thereto by the votes of 11, as follow: colored men joined in such action, and that YEAS–Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Cameron, Cattell, twenty-seven disqualified white men hold seats Cole; Conkling, Corbett, Cragin, Drake, Edmunds in said legislature in violation of the fourteenth of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Morton, Nye, Pool, Ram

Frelinghuysen, Howard, McDonald, Morgan, Morril amendment of the Constitution and of the recon. sey, Rice, Robertson, Ross, Sherman. Stewart. Sumner, struction acts of Congress; and whereas Senators Thayer, Tipton, Warner, Welch, Willey, Williams,

Wilson, Yates-34. from Georgia have not yet been admitted to the

NA93-Messrs. Buckalco, Daris, Fowler, Hendricks, Senate of the United States: therefore,

McCreery, Norton, Patterson of Tennessee, Saulsbury, Resolved. That the Committee on Reconstruc- Trumbull, Vickers, Whyte-11. tion be ordered to inquire and report whether

In IIOUSE. any, and if any, what, further action ought to February 8–The rules were suspended-yeas be taken during the Fortieth Congress respecting 97, nays 18, not voting 107—so as to enable the the representation of Georgia in this House. House to take up this resolution. The vote was

Under the operation of the previous question, I as follows:

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YEAs-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, | Banks. Benton, Blackburn, Boles, Bontwell, Bowen,
Benjamin, Benton, Blaine, Blair, Boles, Bowen, Broon- Buckley. Benjamin F. Butler, Cake, Callis, Render W.
all, Bucklund, Benjamin F. Butler, Roderick R. Butler, Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Clift, Cobb, Corley, Covode,
Churchill, Clift, Conb, Coburn, Corley, Cullom. Dawes, Dawes, Donnelly, Driggs, Eckley, Edwards, Ela,
Delano, Deweese, Dickey, Dixon, Dodge, Eckley, Ela, Thomas D. Eliot, James T. El'ioit. Fields, French,
Ferri-8, Ferry, Garlieli, Halsey, Harding, Heaton, Hamilton, Harding, Haughey, Chester D. Hubbard,
Higby, 'Hill, Hooper, Hopkins, Chester D. Hubbard, Hulburd, Hunter. Julian, Kelsey, Loan, Maynard, MC
Hulburd, Jenckes, Julian, Kelley, Kellogg, Kelsey, Kee. Morrell, Mullins, Newshum, O'Neill, Orth, Paine,
Koontz, Lallin, William Lawrence, Loan, Loran, Perham. Pettis, Pierce. Prince, Roots, Shanks, Stevens,
Loughridge, Marvin, Maynard, McCarthy, McKee, Stover, Upson, Van Aernam, R. T. Van Horn, Van
Miller. Moore, Mcorhead, Mullins. Norris, Paine, Per- Wyck, Vidal. Ward, Henry D. Washburn, Whittemore,
ham, Peter-, Pierce, Pile, Plants, Price, Prince, Raum, Thomas Williams, William Williams-13.
Roots, Sawyer Schenck,Scofield Shanks. Shellaharger,
Starkweather, Stevens, Stewart, Stokes, Stover, Sypher,

The SENATE returned, and the vote of Lou-
Taylor, Thomas, Trowbridge. Twichell, Upson, Robert isiana was then counted.
T. Van Horn. Vidal, Henry D. Washburn William B. The certificates of all the States except Georgia
Washburn Welker, Whitiemore, William_Williams, having been read, and that of Georgia having
James F. Wilson, John T. Wilson, Windom-97.

Nays-Mes-rs. Baker, Boyden, Boyer, Farnsworth, | been read,
Gotz, Holman, Hotchkiss, Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, Mr. Benjamin F. Butler submitted the follow-
Nitlaek, Preps, kandall, Ross, Taber, Van Auken, Van ing objection to counting the vote of Georgia:
Trump, Woodward, Young–18.

First. I object, under the joint rule, that the The resolution was then taken up, and con- vote of the Siate of Georgia for President and curred in.

Vice President ought not to be counted, and PROCEEDINGS UNDER THIS RESOLUTION. object to the counting thereof because, among On Wednesday, February 10, the two houses other things, the vote of the electors in the elecmet in the Hall of tbe House for the purpose of toral college was not given on the first Wednesopening and counting the votes for President day of December, as required by law, and no and Vice President.

excuse or justification for the omission of such The President of the Senate then proceeded to legal duty is set forth in the certificate of the open the ceruificates of the electors of the several action of the electors. States, authorized to be represented in the elec

Second Because, at the date of the election toral college * for President and Vice President. of said electors, the State of Georgia had not Upon the certificate of the electors of Louisiana been admitted to representation as a Srate in being read

Congress since the rebellion of her people, or Mr. Mullins objected to the counting of the become entitled tliereto. vote of Louisiana, upon the groun that no valid Third. That at said date said State of Georgia election of electors had been held in said State.

had not fulfilled, in due form, all the requireThe SENATE withdrew, and voted

ments of the Constitution and laws of the United That tbe votes of the electors of the State of States known as the "reconstruction acts," so as Louisiana be counted-yeas 51, nays 7, as fol- to entitle said State of Georgia to be represented

as a State in the Union in the electoral vote of Yeas-Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Buckalew, Cameron, the several states in the choice of President and Cattell, Cole. Conkling, Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Davis, Vice-President. Dixon Doolittle, Drake, Edmunds, Ferry, Fessenden,

Fourth. That the election pretended to have
Fowler, Frelinghuysen, Grimes, Harlan, Harris, Hen-
dricks, Howe, Kellogg. McCreery, McDonald, Morgan, been held in the State of Georgia, on the first
Morrill of Vermont. Osborn, Patterson of New Hamp- Tuesday of November last past, was not a free,
shire. Patterson of Tennessee, Pool, Ramsey, Rice, Ross just equal, and fair election, but the people of
Saulsbury. Sawyer. Sherman, Spencer, Sprague, Stewart,
Tipton, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Vickers, Warner, Whyte, the State were deprived of their just rights
Willey, Williams, Yates-51.

therein by force and fraud.
NAYS–Megsrs. Chandler, Howard, Nye, Robertson, The SENATE withdrew; and voted
Sumner, Thayer, Wilson-7.
The llouse voted to count the vote of Louisi-

That, under the special order of the two Houses ana-yeas 137 nays 63, not voting 22. as follow: respecting the electoral votes from the State of

Georgia, the objections made to the counting of YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Axtell, Baker, Barnes, the electors for the State of Georgia are not in Barnum, Bearnan, Beatty, Beck, Benjamin, Bingham, Blaine, Blair, Boyden, Boyer, Bromwell, Brooks, Broon- order-yeas 31, nays 26, as follow : all, Buckland, Burr, Roderick R. Butler, Cary, Chanler, Yeas-Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Buckaloir, Cattell, Churchill, Coburn, Cullom, Delano, Deweese, Dickey, Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Davis, Diron, Doolittle, EdDixon, Dockery, Dodge, Eggleston, Eldridge, Farns munds, Fowler, Frelinghuysen, Grimes, Hendricks, worth, Ferriss, Furry, Garfield, Getz, Glossbrenner, Gol Kellogg, McCreery, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Verladay, Gove, Gravely, Grover, Haight, Halsey, Hawkins, mont,

Morton, Patterson of New Hampshire, Patterson Heaton, Higby, Hill, Holman, Hooper, Hopkins, Hotch- of Tennessee. kiss, Asahel W. Hubbard, IIumphrey, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Sprague, Stewart, Tipton, Vickers, Whyte, Williams-31.

Ross, Saulsbury, Sawyer, Sherman, Johnson, Alexander H. Jones, Thomas L. Jones, Judd, Nays-Messrs. Cameron, Chandler, Cole, Conkling, Kelley, Kellogg, Kerr, Ketcham, Kitchen, Knott, Koontz, Latin, La h. George V. Lawrence, William Donald, Morgan, Nye, Pool, Ramsey, Rice, Robertson,

Drake, Ferry, Fessenden, Harlan, Harris, Howe, McLawrence, Lincoln, Logan, Loughridge, Mallory, Mar- Spencer, Sumner, Thayer, Trumbull, Van Winkle, shall, Marvin, McCarthy, McCormick, McCullough, Miller, Wade, Warner, Willey, ľates--26. Moore, Moorhead, Mungen, Newcomb, Niblack, Nicholson, Norris, Nunn, Peters, Phelps, Pike, Pile, Plants, Mr. Howard offered this resolution : Poland, Polsley, Price, Pruyn, Randall, Raum, Robertson, Rose, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Selye, Shellabar

Resolved, That the electoral vote of Georgia ger, Sitgrcaves, Smith, Spalding, Stark weather, Stewart, ought not to be counted. Stokes, Stone, Taber, Taffe, Taylor, Thoinas, Tift, John Which, being entertained as in order, was Trimble, Trowbridge, Twichell, Van Auken, Burt Van Horn, l'an Trump, Ellihu B. Washburne, William B. disagreed to-yeas 25, nays 34, as follow: Washburn, Welker, James F. Wilson, John T. Wilson, YEAS-Messrs. Abbott, Cameron, Chandler, Cole, Windom, Wood, Woodbridge, Woodward, Young-137. Conkling. Drake, Harlan, Harris, Howard, lIowe, KelN4vs-Messrs. Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, logg. McDonald, Nye, Osborn, Ramsey, Rice, Robert

son, Sawyer, Spencer, Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, Wade, * For law governing this point. see Political Manual Wilson, Yates-25. for 1868, p. 119, or Haud Book of Politics for 1808, p. 397. NAYS---Buckaleio, Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Davis,


Dixon, Doolittle, Edmunds, Ferry, Fessenden, Fowler, March 16—The House passed it--yeas 111,
Frelinghuysen, Grimes, Hendricks, NicCreery, Morgan,
Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Morton, I'nt: nays 46, (not voting 39.) as follow:
terson of New Hampshire, Patterson of Tennessee, YEAs-Messrs. Ambler, Armstrong, Arnell, Asper,
Pool, Ross, Saulsbury, Sherman, Sprague, Tiptor., Bailey. Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Benjamin, Benton,
Trumbull, Van Winkle, Vickers, Warner, I hyte, Willey, Bingham, Blair, Boles, Boyd, Buttinton, Burdett, Ben-

jamin F Butler Roderick R. Butler, Ces-na Churchill, The House voted on the question. Shall the Clarke, Amasa Cobb, Clinton L. Cobb, Conzer. Cullom

Davis. Dawes, Duweese, Dockery, Donley, Duvill, Dyer, vote of Georgia be counted ? Yeas 41, nays 150, Ela, Ferriss, Ferry, linkelnburg, Fisher, Fitch, Gar(not votiug 31.) as follow:

field. Giltillan, Hale. Heaton, Hoar. Hoorer, Hopkins,

Hotchkiss, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Alexander H. Jones, YEAS–Messrs Axtell, Baker. Barnes, Barnum. Beck, Judd. Julian, Kelley, Kelsey, Ketcham knapp, Latlin, Boyer, Brooks, Burr, Cary, Chainler, Eldridge, Farns- La-h, Lawrence, Loughridge, Maynard M Carthy, worth, Getz. Glossbrenner, Gollada, Grover, Hright, | MeCrary. McGrew. Mercur, Eliakim H. Moore, Jesae H. Hawkins, Holman, Hotchkiss, Humphrey. Johnson T. L. Moore, William Moore, Morrell Morrill, Negl«y, O'Neill. Joncs. Kerr, K'nott. Marshall. McCormick, Mungen. Nichol- Orth, Packard, Paine, Palmer, Peters, Phelps, Poland, son, Phelps, Pruyn, Randall. Russ. Sitgreaves, Taber, Tijl, Pomeroy, Prosser, Roots, Sanford. Sargent, Sawyer, Van Auken, Van Trump, lood, Woodword. Young—41.

Schenck, Scofield, Shanks, John A. Smith, William J. Nays-Messrs. Allison, D. R. Ashley, J. M. Ashl-y, Bald. Smith. William Smyth, Stevenson, Stokes, Stoughtor, win, Banks, Beaman. Beatty, Benjamin, Benton, Bing- Strickland, Taffe, Tanner, Tillman Townsend, Twich: ham, Blaine, Blair, Boles, Boutwell. Bowen, Boyden, ell. Tyner. Upson, Van Horn, Cadwalader C. Washburn, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckland, Buckley, Benj. F. But

William B. Washburn, Welker. Wheeler. Whittemore, ler, Roderick R. Builer, Cake, Callis, Churchill, Reader Wilkinson, Willard, Williams. Winans-111. W. Clarke. Sidney Clarke, Clift, Cobb, Coburn, Corley,

NAYS-Messrs. Archer, Axtell, Beck. Biggs, Bird, Brooks,
Covode. Cullom, Dawes, Deweese, Dickey, Dixon, Burr, Colkin, Crebs, Dickinson, Eldridge, Getz, Golladay,
Dodge, Donnelly, Driggs, Eckley. Edwards, Eggleston, Haight, Haldeman, Hamill, Holman, Johnson, Thomas E.
Ela, Thomas D. Eliot, James T. Elliott, Ferriss, Ferry, Jones, Knott, Marshall, Marham, McCormick McNecly,
Fields, French, Garfield, Goss. Gove, Gravely, Halsey, Moffet. Morgan, Munjen, Niblark, Potter, Reading, Reeves,
Hamilton, Harding. Haughey, Heaton, Higby, Hill, Riče, Slocum, Joseph S. Smith, Stone. StraderSwann,
Hooper. Hopkins, Chester D. Hubbard, Hulburd, Hun Sweeney, Trimble, Van Auken, Van Trump, Wells, Eugene
ter, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Alexander H. Jones, Judd, M. Wilson, Winchester, Witcher, Wood–46.
Julian, Kelley, Kellogg, Kelsey, Ketcham, Kitchen,
Koontz, Laflin, Lach, George V. Lawrence, w lliam The bill was approved by President Grant,
Lawrence, Lincoln, Loan, Logan. Loughridge. Mallory, March 18, 1869.
Marvin, Maynard, McCarthy, McKee, Miller, Moore,
Moorhead, Morrell Mullins, Newcomb, Newsham, Nor-
ris, O'Neill, Orth, Paine. Perham, Peters. Petiis, Pierce, BILL TO STRENGTHEN THE PUBLIC CREDIT.
Pike, Pile, Plants, Poland, Polsley, Price, Prince,

Fortieth Congress.
Raum, Robertson, Roots, Sawyer, S henck, Scofield,
Selye, Shanks, Shellabarger, Starkweather, Stevens,

Stewart, Siokes, Slover, Sypher, Tafre, Taylor, Thomas,
Trimble, Trowbridge, Twichell, Upson, Van Aernam, 1869, February 24—This bill passed :
Burt Van llorn, Robert T. Van Horn, Van Wyck Vidad; An Act to strengthen the public credit, and re-
Ward, Ellihn B. Washburne, Henry D. Wahburn,
William B. Washburn, Welker, Whittemore, Thomas lating to contracts for the payment of coin
Williams, James F. Wilson, John T. Wilson, Stephen

Be it enacted, &c., That in order to remove F. Wilson, Windom-150. The Senate returned, and the vote of Georgia to discharge all just obligations to the public

Elly doubt as to the purpose of the Government was counted in the manner provided by the creditors, and to settle conflicting questions and concurrent resolution, and Ulysses S. Grant was interpretations of the laws by virtue of which declared duly elected President, and Schuyler such'obligations have been contracted, it is Colfax Vice-President of the United States for hereby provided and declared that the faith of four years, commencing on the Ith day of March, the United States is solemnly pledged to the 1869.

payment in coin, or its equivaleur, of all the

interest-bearing obligations of the United States, For the Further Security of Equal Rights in the except in cases where the law authorizing the District of Columbia.

issile of any such obligation has expressly pro1869, February 11- The Senate passed the vided that the same may be paid in lawful following bill without division:

money or other currency than gold and siiver: FORTIETI CONGRESS, THIRD SEssion.

Provided, however, That before any of said in. Be it enacted, &c., That the word “white." mature, or be paid before maturity, the obliga.

terest-bearing obligations not already due shall wherever it occurs in the laws relating to the tions not bearing interest, known as United District of Columbia, or in the charter or ordi

States notes, shail be made convertible into coin nances of the cities of Washington or George at the option of the holder. town, and operates as a limitation on the right

SEC 2. That any contract hereafter made speof any elector of such District. or of either of cifically payable in coin, and the consideration the cities, to hold any office, or to be selected and of wbich may be a loan of coin, or a sale of pro to serve as a juror, he, and the same is hereby, perty, or the reodering of labor or service of repealed; and it shall be unlawful for any per any kind, the price of which, as carried into the son or officer to enforce or attempt to enforce contract, may have been adjusted on the basis said limitation after the passage of this act. of the coin value thereof at the time of such sale IN HOUSE.

or the rendering of such service or labor, shall March 2-It passed, without a cail of the yeas bo legal and valid, and may be enforced accord and navs.

ing to its terms; and on the trial of a suit March 3-It was presented to the President brought for the enforcement of any such con(Johnson), and "pocketed."

tract, proof of the real consideration may be Forry. First CONGRESS, First SESSION.

given. March 8-The Senate passed the same bill,

Yeas 121, nays 60, (not voting 41.) as follow: without a division.

Yeas-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Anderson, Arnell, Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Axtell, Baldwin, Banks,


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Barnum. Beaman, Benjamin, Benton, Blackburn, Blaine, Barnes, Barnum, Beaman, Benjamin, Blackburn, Blair, Blair, Boyden, Boycr, Brooks, Broomall, Buckley, Callis, Boyden. Bover, Brooks, Broom all, Buskley, Roder: Chanler, Churchill, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, ick R. Butler, Callis, Chanler, Churi hill, Render W. Clift. Corley, Cornell, Cullom. Dawes, Delano. Dixon, Clarke, Corley, Covode, Dawi's. Delano, Dixon, Dodge, Dodge, Drives, Eckley, Thomas D. Elivt, James T. El Drigys, Edwards. Thomas D. Eliot, Jame. T. Elliott, liott, Ferriss, Ferry, Fields, Garfield, Geti, Glo-sbrenner, Fields, Getz, Glossbrenner, Gove, Griswold, Grover, Gove, Gri-wold, Husey, Harding, Heaton. Higby, Hill, Haight Halsey, Ilarding, Ileaton, Notchkiss, Chester D. Hooper, Hotrhkins, Chester D. Hubbard, Richard D. Hubbard. Richard D. Thubbard, Ilulburd, Jenckes, JohnHubbard. Hulburd, Jenckes, Alexander H. Jones, Judd, son, Alexander H. Jones, Thomas L. Jones, Judd, Julian, Julian, Kellogg, Kelscy, ketcham, Kitchen, Koontz, Kerr, Ketchum, Kitchen, Latin, Lish, George V. LawLaflin, Lush, George V. Luwrence Lynch, Marvin, May. rence, Mallory, Marvin, McCormick, McKce, Mercur, nard, MoKce, Mereur, Miller, Moore, Moorhead, Mor Moorhead, Newsham, Norris, Paine, Purham, Phelps, rell, Mullins, Myers, Newcomb, Newsham, Norris, Pierce, Pike. Plants, Poland, Pomeroy, Price, Pruyn, O'Neill

, Paine, Perham, Peters, Pettis, Phelps, Plants, Raum, Schepek, Scofield, Spalding, S arkweather, Poland, Pomeroy, Price, Raum, Robertson, Robinson, St wart, Stone, Stover, Taber, Taylor, Trowbridge, Roots. Sawyer, Schenck, Scotielid, Shellaharger, Smith, Twichell. Van Aernam, Van Auken Burt Van Horn, Spaldius, Starkweather, Stewart, Stover, Taber, Taylor, Hamilton, Ward, William B. Wishburn, Welker, Trowbridze, Twichell, Upson, Van Aernam, Burt Van Whittemore, James F. Wilson, Wood-100. Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Ward, Cadwalader C. Wash

IN SENATE. burn, William B. Washburn, Welker, Whittemore, Thomas Williams, James F. Wilson, Windom-121. February 26- The bill was reported back

NAY-Messrs. Archer, Baker, Beatty, Beck, Bowen, from the Committee on Finance, amended so Bromwell, Burr. Benjamin F. Butler, Roderick R. Butler, Cake, Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Covode. Deweese, Don. as lo read as follows: nelly, Lugleston, Ela. Eldrilge Farnsworth, For, French, An Act relating to the public debt. Golladay, Goss Grover, Haight. Hawkins, Holman. Hop

Be it enacted, &c., That in order to remove kins, II eriphre!, Hunter, ligersoll, Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, Kelley. Kerr. Knott, William Lawrence, Longh- any doubt as to the purpose of the Government ridge, Marspall, McCormick, Mungon, Niblack, Nunn, to discharge all just obligations to the public Orth, Pike. Ross. Shunks, Stevens, Stokes: Stone. Taffe, creditors, and to settle conilicung questions and Thomas, Tift. Van Trump Henry D. Washburn, William Williams, John T. Wilson, lood, Young-60.

interpretations of the laws by viriue of which

such obligations have been contracted, it is herePending the passage, Mr. Niblack moved to strike out the first sec. United Status is solemnly pledged to the pay:

by provided and declared, that the faith of the tion, which was lost-yeas 51, nays 130, (not ment in coin, or its equivalent, of all the oblivoting 38.) as follow :

gaions of the United States, except in cases YEAS-Messrs. Archer, Baker, Barncs, Bratty, Beck, Bowen, Burr, Roderick R. Butler, Cobb, Coburn. De where the law authorizing the issue of any such weese, Donnelly, Esgleston, Eln. Euridge, Farnsworth, obligation has expressly provided that the same For, Getz, Gollndal. Goss, Gravely, Grocer, Ilaight may be paid in lawful money or other currency 11awkins, Ilolman. Hopkins. Iumphre, Hunter, Inger than gold and silver. soll, Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, kierr, kinott. Loan, Marshall, McCormich, Mungen, Niblach, Orth, Pike, Pruum, Sec. 2. That any contract hereafter made Ross. Shanks. Stevens Stokes, Stone. Tatie, Tift: Van specifically payable in coin, and the consideraAuken. Van Trump, Henry D. Washburn, John T. Wil

tion of which may be a loan of coin, or a sale son, Wood. Young ---54.

Nays--Messrs. Allison, Ames, Anderson, Arnell, Delog of property, or the rendering of labor or ser-
R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Actell, Baldwin. Banks, vice of any kind, the price of wliich, as carried
Barnu.a, Beamnn, Benjamin Benton, Bingham, Black into the contract, may have been adjusted on
burn, Blaine, Blair, Boutwell, Beyden, Boier, Bromwell,
Broolis, Broomull, Buckley, Cake, Chanler. Churchill the basis of the coin value thereof at the time
Reader W. Clarie, Sidney Clarke, Clint. Corley, Cornell, of such sale or the rendering of such service or
Covode, Culloin, "Delano, Dickey, Dixon, Dockery, labor, shall be legal and valid, and may be
Dodve, Di:8, Eckley, Thomas D. Eliot, James T.
Elliott, Ferri s. Ferry, Fields, Glossbrenner. Gore, Gris- enforced according to its terms.
wold, Halsey, Harding, Heaton, Highy, Hill, llonper,
Hotchkiss, Chester D. Hubbard, Richard D. Hubbard, the first clause of the second section by making

February 27 – Mr. Henderson moved to amend
Hulburd, Jenckes, Alexander H. Jones, Judd, Julian,
Kelley. Kellogg, Kelsey, Ketc.ham. Kitchen, Koontz, it read as follow :
Laflin, Lash, George V. Lawrence, William Lawrenue,

That any contract hereafter made specifically Logan, Lynch. Mallory, Marvin, Maynard, McKee. Mercur. Miller. Moore, Moorhead, Mullins, Myers, News- payable in coin shall be legal and valid, and may ham, Norris, O'Neill, Paine, Perham, Peiors, Pettis, be enforced according to its terms. Phelps, Pierce, Pile, Plants, Poland, Pomeroy, Price, Prinie, Rum, Robertson, Roots, Sawyer, Schenck,

Which was not agreed to--yeas 10, nays 35, Scotield, Shellabarger, Smith, Spalding, Stark weather, as follow: Stewart, Stover, Taber, Taylor. Thomas, Trimble, Trowbridge. Twi«hell, Upson, Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn

YEAS-Messrs. Cole, Conkling, Corbett. Diron, FesWard, Cadwalader C. Washburn. William B. Washburn,

senden, Henderson, Pomeroy, Russ, Stewart, Trum

bull-10. Welker. Whittemore, Thomas Williams, William Williams, James F. Wilson, Windom---130.

NATB-Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Cameron. Cattell,

Chandler, Conness, Cragin, Davis Doolittle. Drake, Ed. Mr. Allison moved to strike out the second sec.

munds. Ferry, Frelinghuysen, Harlan. Howe, Kellogg. tion, which was lost-yeas

McCreery, McDonald, Morgan, Mrrill of Vermont,

nay's 100, (not vot- Morton," Nye, Osborn, Patterson of New Hampshire, ing 50,) as follow:

Ramsey, Rire, Sawyer. Sherman. Sunnir, Thayer, YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Baker, Beatty, Beck, Benton, Wade, Welch, Willey, Williams, Wilson–35. Bowen, Bromwell, Benjamin F. Butler, Cake, Clift, Mr. Bavard moved to strike out the second Cobb), Coburn, Cook, Cornell, Chillom. Deweese, Dickey, section, which was not agreed 10-yeas 7, nays Donnelly, Eckley. Ela, Eldridge, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Feriy, For, Golladay, Goss, Gravely, llawkins, Holman, 36, as follow: Horper. Hopkins, Hunter, Ingersoll, Kelley, Kelsey, YEAS—Messrs. Chandler, Cole, Davis, Doolittle, FowKnott, Koontz. William Lawrence, Loan, Loughridge, i ler, Howe. Wade-7. Lynch, Maynard, Miller, Moore. Morrell. Mullins, Nais- Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Cameron, Cattell, Mungen, Myers, Niblack, Nunn, O'Neill. Orth, Peters, Conkling, Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Diron. Drake, EdRobertson Ross, Sawyer, Shanks, Shellabarger. Smith, munds, Ferry, Fessenden. Frelinghuysen, Harlan, Stevens, Stokes, Tatre, Thomas, Tist, Upson, Van Kellogg, McCreery, McDonald, Morgan, Morrill of VerTrump, Henry D. Washburn, Thomas Williams, Wil. | mont, Morton, Nye, Osborn, Patterson of New Hamp. liam Williams, John T. Wilson, Young-72.

shire, Pomeroy, Ramscy. Ross, Sherman, Stewart. NAys-Messrs. Ames, Anderson, Archer. Arnell, Delos Sumner, Thayer, Trumbull, Welch, Willey, Williams, R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Axtell, Baldwin, Banks, / Wilson-36.

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