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land, Polsley, Price, Prince, Pruyn, Randall, Raum,

Robertson, Robinson, Schenck, Scofield, Shanks, Sit1868, December 14.-Mr. Broomall moved that greaves, Smith. Spalding, Starkweather, Stevens, Stewthe rules be suspended, so as to enable him to art, Stokes, Stover, Sypher, Taber, Tafie, Taylor

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

nam, Burt Van Horn, Van Wyck, Ward, Cadwalader 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, Whitiemore, Wilat its third session, says: “It may be assumed liam Williams, James F. Wilson, John T. Wilson,

Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, Wood, Woodbridge, Woodthat the holders of our securities have already ward—155. received upon their bonds a larger amount than NAYS-Messrs. Adams, Archer, Grover, Thomas L. their original investment, measured by a gold Jones, Mungen, Lawrence S. Trimblo-..

Not Voting-Messrs. Anderson, Delos R. Ashley, standard. Upon this statement of facts it would Barnes, Beck, Blackburn, Blaine, Boles, Bromwell, seem but just and equitable that the six per Brooks Buckland, Burr, Benjamin F. Butler, Cake, cent. interest now paid by the Government Clift, Cobb, Cornell, Delano, Dockery, Dodge, Eldridge, shonld be applied to the reduction of the princi. Harding, Heaton, Hill, Holman, Asahel W. Hubhard, pal in semi-annnal installments, which in sixteen Humphreu, Johnson, Kerr, Knott, Laflin, Logan, Mar years and eight months would liquidate the Kiblack, Nicholson, ti unn. Pierce, Pomeroy; Roots, entire national debt. Six per cent. in gold would Ross, Sawyer, Selye, Shellaharger, 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 fraction 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- inbesore named shall, at their first session after fore,

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 : 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 repre. offer 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 bim.

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. Amotion 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:

Wbich 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, Areher, Axtell, Baker, Barncs, Beaman, Beatty, Benjamin, Benton, Bingham, Blair, Barnum, Beck. Benjamin, Boyden, Boyer, Roderick R. Boutwell, Bowen, Boyden, Boyer, Broomall, Buckley, Butler, Chanler, Cook, Deweese, Getz, Glossbrenner, Roderick R. Butler, Callis, Cary, Chanter, Churchill, Golladay, Gove, Grover, Hawkins, Heaton, Holman, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Coburn, Cook, Corley, Hotchkiss, Humphrey, Jenckes, 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, Ellihú B. Washburne, Stephen Hawkins, Higby, Hooper, Hopkins, Hotchkiss, Chester F. Wilson, Woodward," Young-49. D. Hubbard, Richard D. Hubbard, Hulburd, Hunter, In- Nars-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, Kitclien, 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, Covode, Cullom, Dawes, Dickey, Mercur, Miller, Moore, Moorhead, vorrell, 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, Hopkins,

Hunter, Ingersoll, Johnson, Judd, Julian, Kellogg, Kel. I the resolution was agreed to-yeas 128, nays 34, sey, Kitchen, Koontz, William Lawrence, Lincoln, Loughridge, Marvin, Maynard, McCarthy, McKee,

not voting 60. Mercur, Miller, Moore, Moorhead, Mullins, Myers, The Nays were: Messrs. Archer, Baker, Barnes, Beck, Newcomh, Nihlack, Norris, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Per- Boyer, Brooks, Burr, Cary, Chanler, Fox, Getz, Gollany, 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. Sitgreaves, Spalding, Stone, Taber, Tift, Van Auken, greaves, Smith, Starkweather, Stevens, Stokes, Stover, Wood, Woodward, Young-34. 'Thomas, Tift, 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, Fox, Getz

, Glossbrenner, Golladay, -116.

Grover, Haight. Hotchkiss, Richard D. Hubbard, Hum

phrey, Thomas L. Jones, Kerr, Knott, Marshall, Niblack, Removal of Disabilities.

Phelps, Pruyn, Randall, Robinson, Ross, Sitgreaves, Stone,

Taber, Tift, 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 repreYzas—Messrs. Bayard, Davis, Dixon, Doolittle, Ferry, sentation in the two houses of Congress is now McCreery, Norton, Patterson of Tennessee, Saulsbury—9. 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 Harlan, Harris, Howe, Kellogg, Morgun, Morrill of electoral college votes of States lately in rebelMaine, Morrill of Vermont, Nyo, 'Osborn, Patterson of lion which shall not have been reorganized,” it New Hampshire, Pomeroy, Ramsey, Rice, Robertson, Sherman, Spencer, Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton,

was provided that no electoral votes from any Trumbuli

, Van Winkle, Wade, Warner, welch, Willey, of thie 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 deered 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,

votes; fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the if not counted, for

for I'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 adınitted 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-Messss. Abbott, Anthony, Cameron, Cattell, twenty-seven disqualified white men hold seats Cole, Conkling, Corbeti, Cragin, Drake, Edmunds in said legislature in violation of the fourteenth of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Morton, Nye, Pool, Ram

Frelinghuysen, Howard, McDonald, Morgan, Morrilí amendinent 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, from Georgia have not yet been admitted to the

Wilson, Yates-34.

Nars-Messrs. Buckalew, 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 HOUSE. any, and if any, what, further action ought to February 8–The rules were suspended-yeas be taken during the Fortieth Congress respecting 97, nass 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, Broom. Buckley, Benjamin F. Butler, Cake, Callis, Render W.
all, Buckland, Benjamin F. Butler, Roderick R. Butler, Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Clift, Cobb, Corley, Covode,
Churchill, Cift, Cohb, 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,
Ferriss, Ferry, Garfield, Halsey, Harding, Heaton, Hamilton, Harding, Haughey, Chester D. Hubbard,
Highy, Hill, Hooper, Hopkins, Chester D. Hubbard, Hulburd, Hunter. Julian, Kelsey, Loan, Maynard, Ma
Hulburd, Jenckes, Julian, Kelley, Kellogg, Kelsey, Kee, Morrell, Mullins, Newsham, O'Neill, Orth, Paine,
Koontz, Lafin, 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-C3.
Roots, Sawyer Schenck, Scofield Shanks. Shellaharger,
Stark weather, 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

Nays-Mesars. Baker, Boyden, Boyer, Farnsworth, been read,
Getz, Holman, Hotchkiss, Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, Mr. Benjamin F. Butler submitted the follow-
Niblack, Phelps, kandall, Ross, Taber, Van Auken, Vaning objection to counting the vote of Georgia:
Trump, Woodward, Young-18.

First. I object, under the joint rule, that the
The resolution was then up, and con-

vote of the State 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 eleco met in the Hall of the 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 Siate in being read

Congress since the rebellion of her people, or Mr. Mullins objected to the counting of the become entitled thereto. vote of Louisiana, upon the ground that no valid

Third. That at said date said State of Georgia election of electors had been held in said State.

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

ments of the Constitution and laws of the United That the 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 low:

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, Hendricks, Howe, Kellogg. DcCreery, 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, Rico, Ross, just equal, and fair election, but the people of Tipton, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Vickers, Warner, Whyte, the State were deprived of their just rights Willey, Williams, Yates-51.

therein by force and fraud.
N48s-Messrs. Chandler, Howard, Nye, Robertson, The SENATE withdrew; and voted
Sumner, Thayer, Wilson-7.
The llouse voted to count the vote of Lonisi-

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, Astell, Baker, Barnes, the electors for the State of Georgia are not in Barnum, Beaman, Beatty, Beck, Benjamin, Bingham, Blaine, Blair, Boyden, Boyer, Bromwell, Brooks, Brooinorder-yeas 31, nays 26, as follow : all, Buckland, Burr, Roderick R. Butler, Cary, Chanler, Yeas-Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Buckaleu, Cattell, Churchill, Coburn, Cullom, Delano, Deweese, Dickey, 1 Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Davis, Diron, Doolittle, EdDixon, Dockery, Todge, Eggleston, Eldridge, Farns munds, Fowler, Frelinghuysen, Grimes, Hendricks, worth, Ferriss, Ferry, 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. Ross, Saulsbury, Sawyer, Sherman, kiss, Asahel W. Hubbard, IIumphrey, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Sprague, Stewart, Tipton, Vickers, Whyte, Williams-31. Johnson, Alexander H. Jones, Thomas L. Jones, Judd,

Nays-Messrs. Cameron, Chandler, Cole, Conkling, Kelley, Kellugz, Kerr, Ketcham, Kitchen, Knott, Drake. Ferry, Fessenden, Harlan, Harris, Howe, McKoontz, Laflin, Lash. George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence, Lincoln, Logan, Loughridge, Mallory, Mar. Spencer. Sumner, Thayer, Trumbull, Van Winkle,

Donald, Morgan, Nye, Pool, Ramsey, Rice, Robertson, shall, Marvin, McCarthy, McCormick, McCullough, Miller, Wade, Warner, Willey, Yates—26. Moore, Moorhead, Mungen, Newcomb, Niblack, Nicholson, Norris, Nunn, Peters, Phelps, Pike, Pile, Plauts, Mr. Howard offered this resolution : Poland, Polsley, Price, Pruyn, Randall, Raum, Roberteon, Ross, 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, Thomas, Tift, John Which, being entertained as in order, was Trimble, Trowbridge, Twichell, Van Auken, Burt Van Horn, Van 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, Howe, Kel Nays-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-Buckalel, Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Davis,

Dixon, Doolittle, Edmunds, Ferry, Fessenden, Fowler, March 16—The House passed it-yeas 111,
Frelinghuysen, Grimes, Hendricks, McCreery, Morgan,
Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Morton, Pat: Days 46, (not voting 39.) as follow:
terson of New Ilampshire, Patterson of Tennessee, YEAB-Messrs. Ambler, Armstrong, Arnell, Asper,
Pool, Ross, Saulsbury, Sherman, Sprague, Tiptor, Bailey. Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Benjamin, Benton,
Trumbul, Van Winkle, Vickers, Warner, 1 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, Conger. Cullom, vote of Georgia be counted? Yeas 41, nays 150, Ela, Ferriss, Ferry, Finkelnburg, Fisher, Fitch, Gar(not votiug 31.) as follow:

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

Hotchkiss, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Alexander H. Jones, YEAS—Messrs Actell, Baker. Barnes, Barnum. Beck, Judd. Julian, Kelley, Kelsey, Ketcham Knapp, Laflin, Boyer, Brooks, Burr, Cary, Chainler, Eldridge, Farns-La-h, Lawrence, Loughridge, Maynard M.Carthy, worth, Getz, Glossbrenner, Golladay, Grover, Hnight, | McCrary, McGrew. Mercur, Eliakim H. Moore, Jesse H. Hawkins, Holman, Hotchkiss, Humphrey, Johnson T. L. Moore, William Moore, Morrell. Morrill, Negl«y, O'Neill. Jones. Kerr, Knott. Marshall, McCormick, Mungen. Nichol- Orth, Packard, Paine, Palmer, Peters, Phelps, Poland, son, Phelps, Pruyn, Randall. Russ. Sitgreaves, Taber, Tifl, Pomeroy, Prosser, Roots, Sanford. Sargent, Sawyer, Van Auken, Van Trump, Wood, Woodward. Young-41. Schenck, Scofield, Shanks, John A. Smith, William J.

Nays-Messrs. Allison, D. R.Ashley, J. M. Ashley, Bald-Smith. William Smyth, Stevenson, Stokes, Stoughtor, win, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Benjamin, Benton, Bing Strickland, Taffe, Tanner, Tillman Towusend, 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. Butler, Cake, Callis, Chur: hill, 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, Chlkin, Crebs, Dickinson, Eldridge, Getz, Golladay, Dodge, Donnelly, Driggs, Eckley, Edwards, Eggleston, Haight, Haldeman, Hamill, Holman, Johnson, Thomas L. Ela, Thomas D. Eliot, James T. Elliott, Ferriss, Ferry, Jones, Knott, Marshall, Marham, McCormick McNeely, Fields, French, Garfield, Goss. Gove, Gravely, Halsey, Moffet. Morgan, Mengen, Niblack, Potter, Reading, Reeves, Hamilton, Harding. Haughey, Heaton, Highy, Hill, Rice, Slocum, Joseph S. Smith, Stone, Strader, Swann, 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—16. Julian, Kelley, Kellogg, Kelsey, Ketcham, Kitchen, Koontz, Laflin, Lash, George V. Lawrence, William The bill was approved by President Grant, Lawrence, Lincoln, Loan, Logan. Loughridge, Mallory, March 18, 1869. Marvin, Maynard, McCarthy, McKee, Miller, Moore, Moorhead. Morrell

. Mulli 1s, Newcomb, Newsham, Nor- BILL TO STRENGTHEN THE PUBLIC CREDIT. ris, O'Neill, Orth, Paine. Perham, Peters. Pettis, Pierce, Pike, Pile, Plants, Poland, Pol-ley, Price, Prince,

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

In House
Stewart, Stokes, Stover, Sypher, Taffe, Taylor, Thomas,
Trimble, Trowbridge, Twichell, Upson, Van Aernam, 1869. February 24—This bill passed :
Rurt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Van Wyck Vidal, An Act to strengthen the public credit, and re-
Ward, Ellihn B. Washburne, Henry D. Wachburn,
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 contlicting 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 provideil and declared, that the faith of four years, commencing on the 4th day of March, the United States is solemnly pledged to the 1869.

payment in coin, or its equivaleví, of all the

interest-bearing obligations of the United Statef, 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 silver: FORTIETH CONGRESS, THIRD SESSION.

Provided, however, That before any of said in.

terest-bearing obligations not already due shall Be it enacted, &c., That the word white,"

maturg, or be paid before maturity, the obligawherever 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

ing io iis 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 RTY. 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, Ranks,

and nays.

Barnum, Benman, Benjamin, Benton, Blackburn, Blaine, | Barnes, Barnum, Beaman, Benjamin, Blackburn, Blair,
Blair, Boyden, Boyer, Brooks, Broomall, Buckley, Callis, Boyden, Boyer, Brooks, Broomall, Buckley. Roder
Chanler, Churchill, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, ick R. Butler, Callis, Chanler, Chur.hill, Render W.
Clift, Corley, Cornell, Cullom. Dawes, Deluno. Dixon, Clarke, Corley, Covode, Dawes. Delano, Dixon, Dodge,
Dodge, Driggs, Eckley, Thomas D. Elivt, James T. El- Driggs, Edwards. Thomas D. Eliot, James T. Elliott,
lioti, Ferriss, Ferry, Fields, Garfield, Gete, Glossbrenner, Fields, Getz, Glossbrenner, Gove, Griswold, Grover,
Gove, Gri-wild, Halsey, Harding, Heaton. Highy, Hill, Haight Halsey, Harding, Heaton, Ilotchkiss, Chester D.
Hooper, Hotrhkiss, Chester D. Hubbard, Richard D. Hubbard. Richard D. Ilubbard, Hulburd, Jenekes, John-
Hubbard. Hulburd, Jenckes, Alexander H. Jones, Judd, son, Alexander H. Jones, Thomas L. Jones, Judd, Julian,
Julian, Kellogg, Kelsey, Ketcham, Kitchen, Koontz, Kerr, Ketcham, Kitchen, Laflin, Lash, George V. Law-
Laflin, L:sh, Georg- V. Lawrence Lynch, Marvin, May- rence, Mallory, Marvin, McCormick, McKee, Mercur,
nard, McKee, Mercur, Miller, Moore, Moorhead, Mor Moorhead, Newsham, Norris, Paine, Perham, Phelps,
rell, Mullins, Myers, Newcomb, Newsham, Norris, Pierce, Pike. Plants, Poland, Pomeroy, Price, Pruyn,
O'Neill, Paine, Perham, Peters, Pettis, Phelps, Plants, Raum, Schenck, Scofield, Spalding, S arkweather,
Poland, Pomeroy, Price, Ranm, Robertson, Robinson, Stewart, Stone, Stover, Taber, Taylor, Trowbridge,
Roots. Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Shellaharger, Smith, Twichell. Van Aernam, Van Auken Burt Van Horn,
Spalding, Starkweather, Stewart, Stover, Taber, Taylor, Hamilton, Ward, William B. Washburn, Welker,
Trowbrid ze, 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

NAY8-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 to read as follows: nelly, Eggleston, Ela. Eldridge, 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, Ilumphrey, Hunter, Ingersoll, Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, Kelley, Kerr, Knott, William Lawrence, Lough- any doubt as to the purpose of the Government ridge, Marsmall, McCormick, Mungen, Niblack, Nunn to discharge all just obligations to the public Orth,'Pike, Ross Shanks, Stevens, Stokes, Stone, Taffe, creditors, and to settle conflicung questions and Thomas, Tift. Van Trump Henry D. Washburn, William Williams, John T. Wilson, Wood, Young—60.

interpretations of the laws by virtue of which Pending the passage,

such obligations have been contracted, it is hereMr. Niúlack inoved to strike out the first seco United States is solemnly pledged to the pay

by provided and declared, that the faith of the tion, which was lost-yeas 54, pays 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, Barnes, Beatty, Beck, where the law authorizing the issue of any such weese, Donnelly, Eggleston, Ela, Eldridge, Farnsworth, obligation has expressly provided that the same Fox, Getz, Gollnday. Goss, Gravely, Grover, Haight, may be paid in lawful money or other currency Hawkins, Ilolman, Hopkins. Humphrey, Hunter, Inger than gold and silver. soll, Johnson, Thomas L. Joner. Kerr, K nott. Loan,

Marshall, MicCormick, Mungen, Niblack, Orth, Pike, Pruyn,

Sec. 2. That any contract hereafter made Ross. Shanks. Stevens, Stokes. Stone, Tatre, 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, Delos of property, or the rendering of labor or serR. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Actell

, Baldwin. Banks, vice of any kind, the price of which, as carried Barnum, Beaman, Benjamin, Benton, Bingham, Black into the contract, may have been adjusted on Brooks, Broomall, Buckley, Cake, Chanler. Churchill, the basis of the coin value thereof at the time Covode, Culloin, Delano, Dickey, Dixon, Dockery, labor, shall be legal and valid, and may be Reader W. Clarie, Sidney Clarke, Clift, Corley, Cornell, of such sale or the rendering of such service or Elliott, Ferri-s, Ferry, Fields, Glossbrenner. Gore, Gris- enforced according to its terins. wold, Ilalsey, Harding, Heaton, Highy, Hill, Ilooper, February 27 – Mr. Henderson moved to amend Hotchkiss, Chester D. Hubbard, Richard D. Hubbard, the first clause of the second section by making Hulburd, Jenckes, Alexander H. Jones, Judd, Julian, Kelley, Kellogg, Kelsey, Ketrham. Kitchen, Koontz, it read as follow : Laflin, Lash, George V. Lawrence, William Lawrenue, Logan, Lynch, Mallory, Marvin, Maynard, McKee, Mer

That any contract hereafter made specifically cur. Miller, Moore, Moorhead, Mullins, Myers, News- payable in coin shall be legal and valid, and may ham, Norris, O'Neill, Paine, Perliam, Peters, Pettis, be enforced according to its terms. Phelps, Pierce, Pile, Plants, Poland, Pomeroy, Price, Prince, Raum, Robertson, Roots, Sawyer, Schenck,

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

YEAS-Messrs. Cole, Conkling, Corbett, Dizon, FesWard, Cadwalader c. Washburn. William B. Washhurn, senden, Henderson, Pomeroy, 'Ross, Stewart, Trum

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

NAY8—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 72, nays 100, (not vot. Morton,"Nye, Osborn, Patterson of New Hampshire,

McCreery, McDonald, Morgan, Morrill of Vermont, ing 50,) as follow:

Ramsey, Rice, Sawyer. Sherman. Sumnor, Thayer, YEAS—Messrs. Allison, Baker, Beatty, Beck, Benton, Wade, Welch, Willey, Williams, Wilson-35. Bowen, Bromwell, Benjamin F. Butler, Cake, Clift, Mr. Bayard moved to strike out the second Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Cornell, Cullom, Deweese, Dickey section, which was not agreed 10--yeas 7, nays Donnelly, Eckley, Ela, Eldridge, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Ferry, For, Golladay, Goss, Gravely, Hawkins, Holman,

36, as follow: Hooper. Hopkins, Hunter, Ingersoll, Kelley, Kelsey, YEAS-Messrs. Chandler, Cole, Davis, Doolittle, Fow. Knott, Koontz. William Lawrence, Loan, Loughridge, 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, Dixon. Drake, Ed. Robertson. Ross, Sawyer, Shanks, Shellabarger, Smith, munds, "Ferry, Fessenden, Frelinghuysen, Harlan, Stevens, Stokes, Taffe, Thomas, Tift, Upson, Yan Kellogg, McCreery, McDonald, Morgan, Morrill of Ver: Trump, Henry D. Washburn, Thomas Williams, Wil. mont, Morton, Nye, Osborn, Patterson of New Hampliarn Williams, John T. Wilson, Young-72.

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

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