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upon the question to which I call their attention. gentlemen go beyond that, I meet them. I know State to effect this object. I go with every man I wish to say to the House and the country, that how gentlemen came here with prejudice on their i in this Hall who has spoken upon this subject to 1, for one, am one of those now present who pro- minds-I know the misrepresentations that have effect this repeal, and thereby prevent agitation. fess to be Free-Soilers. We are ready now, and gone through this nation in regard to my senti- I
go with the gentleman from Georgia, (Mr. Murat all times, to discuss the questions of the compro- ments, and the sentiments of those who advocate PHY,] when he said we had no authority to carry mise, as they shall come legitimately before us. This Northern rights. Slaveliolders, Southern men, slavery where it is not. He then, sir, spoke truth. deterınination upon my part was avowed upon the Northern men, men of all parties have read our I agree with him, although he is a Democrat and first day of the session. I had hoped that we sentiments, distorted, misrepresented, and falsified, a slaveholder-n0, I believe he is a Democratic should have had the privilege of going into a dis- || and it becomes necessary at every new session of Union man. But the truth is this: When we cussion of the President's message, and there lay- || Congress, that we should avow our doctrines. I come to this work gentlemen retreat from their ing our views before the country, to whom we do so now to Southern men; and I assure gentle- positions. It is the only subject on which we are are bound to address ourselves upon this and every men from the South, that if they come up to the || authorized, under the Constitution, to legislate other important question. Lei me say to the work and stand by the Constitution, we will meet concerning slavery. On that subject we possess House, without intending any disrespeci to mem- thein upon its very line, and will stand with them
powers to legislate to a certain extent. hers here, that, instead of adjourning and spend- | shoulder to shoulder, and we will act as friends on We can prohibit Northern men from preventing ing something like five weeks of our session, had that point. Let us repeal your laws involving us you from the capture of your slaves, and that far we come here and laid our views, in a statesman- in the support of slavery.
I am willing to go with you; rather, I would say, like manner, before the country and before this The Congress of the United States never had there is no constitutional objection to that. That body, we should have improved ourselves in states- the privilege or constitutional auihority to involve li is my doctrine. We have no constitutional obmanship, and we should now have the respect of the people of the North in the maintenance ofjection to fixing a penalty upon any man who the people. We should have respected ourselves slavery, or of your slave trade. I say to you, one shall interfere to prevent ihe slaveholder from arbetter than we now do, having spent so much of and all, members of this body, that where you at- resting and returning his fugitive slaves. But our time in idleness. That time has gone by, and lempt to involve us in the crimes and iniquities of there I stop. The State of New Jersey, by her we cannot now recall it. And now, when business that institution, or of the slave trade, you can never Legislature, may proclaim that it is our duty to presses, we shall see gentlemen rising upon this settle this question-you might as easily unsettle take upon ourselves the appointment of officers of foor and avowing their sentiments upon important the eternal, enduring principles of justice, or tear commissioners to run after and seize your slaves questions, which should have long since been dis- Deity from his throne, as io settle this question for you, but I deny that position altogether. We cussed upon the President's message. The reso- while the freemen of the North are involved in the have no constitutional authority thus to degrade lutions from the respected State of New Jersey crimes of this slave trade.
Northern men. Let me say to Southern men, It are before us, and what is the position in which But here we stand, and why? Look at the slave is your privilege to catch your own slaves, if any they place us ail? Already the people of New trade in this District at your slave prisons in this one catches them. It is not our duty to play the Jersey, through their Legislature, are avowing | District, sustained by laws of Congress, by which blood-hound for you. It is your duty to meet their sentiments in favor of these compromise fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters, are now sigh- ihe expense of it, and not ours. We will not measuses, while we, the representatives of the ing, weeping in chains, and the Legislature of New tax our constituents, our laboring men, to defray people of this nation in Congress assembled, are Jersey sends up resolutions that we shall remain the expense of chasing down and seruring your not permitted to speak on the subject, or to mani- involved in this transcendent iniquity, and sustain fugitives. Catch them yourselves. You have a fest our views, or our intentions, in regard to these this market in human flesh, and authorize the sale constitutional right io do it; but we will not turn measures. These are called compromise measures, of fathers and mothers in this city by act of Con- out and play the blood-hound for you. When you by which the great question of slavery is to be gress; that your Southern coasi wise slave trade
ask us to pay the expense of arresting your silenced forever. I would say to the Legislature shall continue, and the flag of the United States slaves, or to give the President authority to apof New Jersey, Send your resolutions to the other shall be prostituted io maintain and protect a com- point officers to do that dirty work, give them branch of Congress. Send them, where almost from merce in the bodies of men and of women ; that
power to compel our people to give chase to the the first day of our present session down to the the American stars and stripes shall float over car- panting bondman, you overstep the bounds of present, the agitation has been going on upon this goes of mothers, fathers, and chiidren, by virtue the Constitution; and there we meet you, and very question of suppressing agitation-of silencing of an act of Congress, and yet say we shall remain there we stand. And there we shall remain. We discussion upon slavery. That State is sending to silent upon the subject. I will take this occasion shall protest against such indignity; we shall prous their determination of maintaining silence upon to say, that I have prepared a bill, of which I gave claim our abhorrence of such a law. Nor can this question, while they proclaim to the world notice early in the session, to repeal the 9th and 10th you seal our lips, or silence our voices. Do their intention to uphold the fugitive law, and sections of the law of 1801, which constituted and you believe that Northern men are ready and wil. the slave trade in this District, and on our south- established this coastwise slave trade. We do ling to surrender their self-respect, their dignity, ern coast. Far be it from me to object to the not ask to interfere with it. We ask to wipe it and pay the expenses of giving chase to your printing of these resolutions. The Legislature of from the statute-book, and leave your slave irade fugitive slaves? If so, let me tell you that there New Jersey is certainly entitled to our respect, where we found it, with the people of the slave is a sentiment now passing through the whole and so are all other Legislatures. What I protest Smutes themselves. Why, sir, the Legislature of North, and through the whole Union, that will set against, is this side-bar manner, this insidious New Jersey asks us to be quiet—o regard their your calculations at defiance. You cannot quiet mode of arguing questions from Legislatures, and compromise measures as a final settlement of the it. Like Banquo's ghost, it will not down at your from people of different States, while we ourselves slave question. Do they wish their constituents bidding. Sir, the popular sentiment of this nahermetically close our own lips upon the question. and themselves to continue involved in the enormi- tion hurls defiance at this weak and effeminate I will not do it for one. They speak in favor of
ties of that traflic in mankud? I would like to body, when it undertakes to tell the people that the fugitive slave law; and let me say here, that hear gentlemen meet these points, not to evade, they shall surrender their consciences at your bidwith these resolutions I agree mosi lieartily, so far | dodge, or cover them up, but to meet these ques- ding, and engnge in the vile work of seizing their as they go for maintaining the Constitution of the tions in a frank, open manner, like men-like fellow-mail, and dragging him to bondage and opUnited States. I stand with them in that respect.
Here are the statutes.
pression. And I am the last man to flinch from this position. Now, when I come to offer my bill, which I in- I had no intention, when I rose, of saying more Would to God that that State, by her representa- tend doing, I want to know how many of these thar to enter my protest against the manner of intives upon this floor, would sustain the Constitu
from the North and from the South, will terfering here on all sides of this question except tion. When I say that, I say what you know well vote to separate the North from the support of upon that of freedom, and that while we, the repto be my sentiments; and they are, that this body that coastwise slave trade? Let the representa- resentatives of the North, remain silent, the Sietes, has nothing to do with this question of slavery in lives of New Jersey say, as stated in the resolu- through their Legislatures, should be permitted the States that every attempt upon the part of cions before us, that we have no power over it; to argue this question, and send their arguments to this Government to involve us in a discussion of that we never had power over it—and I shall agree the people. Flaving uttered my protest on that this question is now, ever has been, and ever with them. I desire now to address one word to point, I will resume my sent. will be, a violation of our constitutional rights. the slaveholding portion of this House. When I Mr. STANLY. The gentleman from Ohio has Hands off! Non-intervention ! Keep your slavery shall present this bill, it will give a fair opportu- given the House some advice as to how we are to to yourselves! is the motto of the advocates of nity for gentlemen to meet with us here and test improve our statesmanship. If I understand him freedom from the North. It is your business-it this question, and settle it forever by washing our correctly, he lectures us for adjourning over from is your institution, with all its curse, shame, and hands of it. I expect there will be a mighty Fridays till Mondays instead of staying here to iniquity, or its glory, whatever you call it. It is coming down stairs" about that time. But I listen to the disquisitions which he is in the habit your business and not ours. Involve us not in | desire to unite with the slaveholding portion of of pouring out, whenever he gets the floor, upon it--keep it to yourselves-maintain it; but do not this body-for there is some generosity with thein, one subject, with a view to improve our statesinvolve the freemen of my State, or of the free at least they have boldness—and we will smoke manship. Now, how long is it since the gentleStates, in it. I will take this occasion to repeat out these dough-faces, and drive them from under man became so industrious that be undertakes to what I have often said upon this floor, that in one the bush! [Laughter.] Now, I repeat to South- lecture this House about improving our statesmaninstance, and but one, under the Constitution of ern men, that I look to them with confidence, ship? Let the dinner-bell ring, and the first genthe United States, are we authorized to legislate that they will meet us upon the question fairly, tleman that leaves this Hall to go home and ap. upon the question of slavery, and that is the ques- and come up to the work, and permit me to intro
pease his appetite, to the negleci of the business tion for the recapture of fugitive slaves; and duce my bill to repeal that law. Let it be under
of the country,
is the gentleman from Ohio. He upon that question I am willing to give to the stood, I repeat, that there is nothing in that bill South everything that the framers of the Consti
is as punctual in that respect as any steam-whistle which seeks to interfere. It is to cease all inter- in a factory in the city, or as any bell in town. tution gave them at the time of its formation, or ference and repeal the law; not to pass a new law, Who left Congress at the last long session before rather, I shall urge no constitutional objection to but to prevent future agitation, to leave all intersuch legislation. But when I have done that, I
he had performed his public duties here, and went ference with the slave trade, and leave it with the off home after he had poured out all he had to say then take my stand; I move no further. Thus far South, where it belongs. This, I believe, is what slavery, with its proud waves, may come; but when
upon the subject of slavery, leaving everything in New Jersey wants.
go with the people of that disorder, so far as the nation was concerned, and
regardless of what befell the country, but the gen- should have gone home at least two or three and leaves the public business to take care of itteman from Ohio? And now those of us who | months earlier than we did. In that way we self. bave business of our constituents to attend to on would have had our harbor and river improve- The gentleman calls himself a Democrat. If he Saturday-the holiday, as it is called, but the most ments, saved the nation a great expense, and our- had called himself a free negro Democrat, he laborious day of the session to those members who selves the disgrace of such puerile and unneces- would have come nearer the truth than he does do their business properly—are to be lectured by sary waste of time and money.
by calling himseif a Democrat-for the Demothe gentleman from Ohio, who leaves punctually at Is there a Whig, or a Democrat, or a dough- crats will not acknowledge him as one of them. dinner-time, and goes home for three weeks at a face, who was in the last Congress, who can tell I do not know a Democrat upon this floor who time, leaving the public business to attend to itself. for what-cui bono". remained here for would do it. “Take the beam oui of thine own eye, and then those seven months? As I said before, my voice But the honorable gentleman says that his dinshalt thou see clearly to take the moat out of thy was to labor, to act, to legislate, to do our busi- ner hour is about as great a question of staiesmanbrother's eye."
ness, and go home. And now I come right home ship as I ever attempted to discuss. I beg to say, Mr. GIDDINGS, (interrupting.) So far as re- to the point—will the gentleman meet it? Ought that I have attempted to discuss one subject of gards my dinner hour-whether I go to my dinner we not to have done as I slate? Ought we not to smaller significance than even his dinner, and that at one, iwo, or three o'clock-the gentleman re- have given the people a harbor bill, instead of wast- is the honorable gentleman from Ohio himself; gards it as important to the country. He, sir, | ing our time? Ought we not to have disposed of and I have discussed that subject, because it may regard it as the most tremendous subject on the California question in at most three weeks, was forced upon me by his own conduct in this which he has been called to comment in the course instead of being seven months about it? and then | House. He is a subject of the least importance of of his statesmanship, I shall only reply by say; passed the harbor bill in another week? Ought any that I ever atiempted to discuss. Why, ing, that I dine at such hours as suits my mind. I not the gentleman himself to have aided in doing during the last Congress, when he ought to have had not consulted the gentleman.. I am in the this, and then gone home at least two or three been here attending to his public business, where habit of dining regularly and laboring regularly, || months before he did, instead of attacking me for was the gentleman? But he has seen proper to unless business prohibits. I had not regarded it going so early? Let the people answer this ques- refer to this internal improvement bill. Now I as my duty to consult any one as to my hours of tion. Why, I believe opinions are given very say—the House will bear me out in what I eating.
freely here. At home I have to pay for them; say, that every member of the last Congress will As far as regards my absence at the close of the but here I give them for nothing. I believe the bear me out in saying—that he did more to injure last long session, I will say to the gentleman, that country would have been under deep obligations that bill than any fifty strict constructionists in no vote was taken then, or ever during my ab- to the gentleman, and to the rest of the House, if the House. His support of anything he touches sence, on which my voice or vote could have had they had left when I did. I believe it would have in this House is death to it. He is making slathe least possible effect, or could have been of any been better for the country if we had transacted very a popular institution, if it ever were unpopavail. I did leave Washington a few days before our business and returned home to our constitu- | ular. He is making the people of his district, by the close of the long session of the last Congress;ents at least two months earlier than we did. Let his rant upon this question of slavery, not only but I did not leave until every subject of legisla- | me say, here, that I see gentlemen in this Hall odious to the Southern people, but to a large portion was as substantially determined as they now who are looking forward to the nomination of a tion of the North. Yes, the North are beginning
This House had spent seven long months President; and let me warn the country that until to regard them, on his account, with feelings of in the discussion of one question, and it was im- those nominations have been made, and until the detestation. That honorable member, by his adpossible to bring the dough-faces to a vote upon it. Buncombe speeches shall have been uttered, little vocacy of these internal improvement bills, as far I refer to the California bill. When that bill had business will be done, and no adjournment had. as his influence can go, or has gone, is rendering been under discussion three weeks, I called upon Mr. STANLY. This lecture is getting too them odious to a large portion of the people all gentlemen from the North and from the South to long.
over the country, and gives members upon this meet in this Hall and devişe means by which we Mr. GIDDINGS. Well, I see the gentleman foor a pretext for voting against them, which could drive the dough-faces to a vote. And, sir, || is impatient under it, so I will give way.
otherwise they would not have. How can your we had some forty or fifty members here, but we Mr. STANLY. I yielded the floor to the gen- constituents expect to have river and harbor inifound it impossible to move them up to the work. tleman for explanation, but he branched off into a provements when a representative, who comes The discussion was prolonged and prolonged, and long lecture to the House upon its general deport- here to send forth constantly his infernal nonsense, for more than half a year we were detained here ment. If I yield any longer, it may go on for a vileness, and abuse upon the whole Southern by the timidity of members—kept from our busi- || week, for the gentleman seems to think he has country, undertakes to advocate such measures ? ness at home, from our families, and the treasure some special gift from Providence, or froni someone Yet that has been the whole course of the honorof the nation squandered, for no other reason than much lower than I choose to refer to here, to lec- able member. that members dared not vote on that question. lecture all mankind-slave-holders, dough-faces, Mr. GIDDINGS. Will the member allow me Mr. STANLY. Has the gentleman finished Whigs and Democrats.
to say a word upon that point? I want to call the yet?
The gentleman from Ohio admits, that he went attention of the House to the vote upon the interMr.GIDDINGS. I have not quite got through. home during the last Congress, and neglected the nal improvement bill. I rejoice that the honorI am sorry to see a Southern slaveholder doing the public business. We heard none of his lectures able gentleman from North Carolina has paid me dirty work of the dough-faces of the North. It is then. Who aided so much to delay the public busi- || the compliment to say that I have done more than not becoming the dignity of a slaveholder to draw ness in this House as the gentleman from Ohio? any other fifty men in this House to defeat this such argument from the servile press of Northern What ten men aided so much to do it as he? Were bill. It is saying that I possess an influence, of dough-faces. I have seen this whole attack of his, there any ten men in that Congress who caused which I was not aware. I think-though I am in certain scurrilous papers of the North. Sir, let so much delay, and did so much to obstruct the not certain—that there were not fifty who voted the dough-faces copy after Southern gentlemen. It | public business, as the honorable member? against it in this House.. is their business. I wish now to meet another im- Mr. GIDDINGS. I call on the gentleman from A Voice. The bill only passed by some sixportant question. I have been censured by the North Carolina to make his assertion good in the teen or seventeen majority, servile press of my own district, because I did not, face of this House. I pronounce it false.
Mr. GIDDINGS.' Well, be that as it may, I by my own influence, carry through at an earlier Mr. STANLY. It is mighty easy for one who am rejoiced that the gentleman has seen fit to call period of last Congress the bill for the improve- has no regard for the decencies or dignity of life, I up this point. When I took my seat in this ment of our lakes, harbors, and river navigation. and who screens himself from responsibility for House, this whole system of internal improveThe loss of that bill has been imputed to my neg-directing false charges like this, to leave his public ments was abandoned. At that time the western lect. Now, before this House and the country, | business here, and sneak away from this House, || portion of the district which I now represent, was I ask the gentleman, and every other member of as the gentleman did at the end of the last long ses- represented by another gentleman. Gentlemen the last Congress, to bear testimony, that I used sion, taking his pay for work he did not do. Is will recollect that the system, so far as our action every possible exertion to hasten the business of he not a pretty gentleman to come here and lec- was concerned, was revived during the admin. that session. From the commencement of the ture any man in this House—any negro outside of istration of Mr. Polk. We then passed a bill session to its close, I never voted for an adjourn- | the House—or any free negro-upon propriety which was vetoed. Now, it is for the sins of Mr. ment overfor more than one day. From the com- and integrity of character ? Does it come with Polk for which the gentleman from North Caromencement of this session, I have not objected to a good grace for that gentleman to embark in loc- i lina and certain Whig newspapers arraign me, adjourning over on Saturdays, but I have objected tures of that character?
At the last session of Congress, a bill was passed to spending half our time here for the first eight Now, sir, we have had enough of this. Why, l again, triumphantly in this Housemat least it weeks of the session in idleness. That is what when the honorable gentleman some time ago. was passed by a large majority-I am sure the I have objected to; and if the gentleman means to made a speech in this Hall, I called upon him to majority was near thirty; yet I am held responcensure me for that, let him come out and say so explain a certain matter, and he refused, be- l sible for the loss of the bill' in the Senate. I delike a man. I spoke respectfully. I stated ex- cause, as he then said, it was not a proper time. | sired to reply thus far to the charges of the gentle. pressly that I did not intend to censure any one. Yet, how does that gentleman now regard the man. And I will add, that by the bill my district That, sir, was the first time that I ever found the rules of this House? Why, here, upon å motion received more than double the amount of approgentleman from North Carolina dodging behind to print the resolutions of the Legislature of the priation it ever received under my predecessor in the bush. When he was a good Whig in for- | State of New Jersey he gives a half hour's discus- any one year. mer times, and acted with me, he used to come sion, not upon printing those resolutions, but upon But as to other matters, I will say that when out like a man on every and all occasions, and slavery and the slave trade. What has that to do the member descends to the vulgarities of barspeak, and act, and vote without delay. I re- with the subject of printing the resolutions? Why, room blackguards, to which he has on this occapeated at the long session of last Congress, that these resolutions are always printed as a matter of sion descended, I cannot follow him. He gets instead of speaking here for seven months upon courtesy. But, in this case, upon a simple mo- lower down than a man of honor can go. He the one question of admitting California, we should tion to print, we must be treated this morning to descends so low that I cannot follow him so far have disposed of it in three weeks at furthest, and a speech upon the slavery question by this mileage || as to throw the mantle of charity over him. then have passed our harbor bill, and that instead member-this running-away member--this mem- (Laughter.) I say, I cannot, and I hope the counof remaining here, that gentleman, and all of us, ber who goes home to secure his own election, ll try, as I know my constituents will not, expect
me to follow him down to the point of ribaldry to member of the last Congress will bear me witness overseer over white men? Who but he who which he has descended upon this occasion. that I was ready to come to a vote upon that Cali- :! makes himself an overseer, cracking the whip, Mr. G., (turning to several gentlemen standing fornia bill at all times, and that my course in this and ihrowing out his filth and slime
over every near Mr. STANLY.) i protest against the dough- respect made me an object of assault by certain body; With him every Northern Whig is's faces crowding around the gentleman from North gentlemen from the Southern country. I intro- : dough-face, and every Democrat is a vile wretch Carolina, to supply him with matier with which to duced a resolution to close debate upon that bill, and slaveholder, who performs his duty under the assail me. I tell them it is too small business for II and tried to get it through at a much earlier period 'Constitution towards his brethren in the South. men.
than the honorable member from Ohio himself did. Sir, we do not raise the overseer's lash over our Mr. STANLY. That's true. It is a mighty I say, then, that if there is a single member upon slaves in North Carolina. If that man (pointing small business." (Laughter.)
this floor who is exempt from this charge, I am to Mr. GIDDINGS) were in the Southern country, Mr. GIDDINGS. This is not a free fight at the man; for I tried my best to stop debate and get Mr. Chairman, there is not a decent man amongst all. It is between him and myself. I want them this bill reported to the House. So I am snfe upon, my constituents who would own such a fellow for to give us a free fight-fair play upon both sides. that subject.
a slave. He would be a "free nigger," and in less A Voice. You shall have that.
But the honorable gentleman talks about our than three weeks would be tied to the whippingMr. GIDDINGS. I say that the press——the adjourning over from Friday to Monday. Now, post for stealing or slandering his neighbor. Yox servile press of the North-has chosen to arraign. I want to know where the gentleman from Ohio ihe honorable member says, if I say that he was me, and charge upon me the responsibility of de- was during nearly a whole week of the present at that convention, when certain resolutions were feating that bill, bot in this House, for I repeat session, when he was absent from the House? I passed, then I misrepresent him-then I tell a false that it passed this body, but because my influence know where he was. He was in a Philadelphia hood. Yes, sir, and it I say he is a gentleman, I was not sufficient to pass it through the Senate on convention. He was embarking in the Kossuth tell a falsehood; and if I say that these pilars are the last days of the session. The gentleman from humbug. He was passing resolutions about Kos- all made of chalk, I tell a falsehood; and if I say North Carolina consents to be their mouth-piece, suth's influence upon the slavery questions in the this white piece of paper is as black as the heart to play the bully for them. He arraigns me for United States. But he was not assisting in the of the gentleman from Ohio, I tell a falsehood; but that, and tells the country that I did more than I discharge of the duties of this House.
I have said no such thing. But, upon the point any other fifty men in the House to defeat the bill. Mr. UIDDINGS. Wilt the gentleman allow of being absent'from public business, I charge him I am glad that he has given me the opportunity | me a moment?
with being at Philadelphia in a convention where for laying the truth in relation to this matter before Mr. STANLY. It is evident that no member certain resolutions were passed; and that he made the House and the country. Now, sir, how stands of this House wants to hear him; but I will allow a speech at that convention. That I charged, and the fact? I make the assertion, that it was that him to speak. [Laughter.]
that only, and that he does not deny. But he gets gentleman and the Northern serviles in the House Mr. GIDDINGS. The gentleman has, upon al over that by saying, that if I say what I did ng who would not permit us to come to a vote upon former occasion, imputed to me a presence at a say, then I misrepresent. Now I not only charme the California bill, who prevented us from getting meeting of Abolitionists in Philadelphia, when that, for the gentleman was not only at that con through the bill for the improvement of rivers and certain resolutions were passed there. The gen- vention, but he was at some public meeting in harbors-who would not allow it to pass this man is entirely mistaken. Those resolutions Montgomery county, in Pennsylvania, making House during the long session to which he refers, were not passed at the meeting at which I spoke; speeches--at Norristown. He can go away and nor, indeed, in the last session, in time for it to nor were any resolutions passed, save, perhaps, a attend two sessions, andpass the Senate during that Congress. There is formal vote of thanks to myself and others. The The SPEAKER. Will the gentleman suspend the whole of it. And I say, the gentleman from meeting to which the gentleman alludes was at his remarks a moment? North Carolina, and those with him who pro- i another time and at another place.
Mr. STANLY. Certainly. I ought to sur cured that seven months' delay of all business, Mr. STANLY, (interrupting.) The member pend that fellow by the neck, [pointing to Mr are the men who are responsible for the loss of was not only in the Philadelphia Convention that ! Gippings.] that bill, and of other measures which ought to passed those resolutions, but he was there and (A message was here received from the Presihave passed that Congress.
made a speech. That he does not deny, although 'dent of the United States, by the hands of MnMr. STANLY. The gentleman from Ohio he will deny anything when the proof is not at LARD P. FILLMORE, his Private Secretary.] says it is a small business for anybody to come hand. IIe cannot deny that; and, by the way, Mr. STANLY, (resuming.) The honorable here and give hints to me in relation to himself. So there has beeir no man who has had a controversy gentleman from Ohio (Mr. Giddings) pot only in it is. I plead guilty to the accusation. It is not upon this floor with that honorable member who ! dorsed, but threw the overseer's lash over the only a very small business, but rather worse than has not raised the issue of veracity with him--no 'i whole South. But let any gentleman from the that. It is the business of a scavenger to have any- man, whether from the North or South. Not North, no matter how high his character, deriate thing to do with the honorable gentleman from one, that I remember. But, not only was he at all in voting from what the gentlenian thinks is Ohio; and I feel as if I wanted to wash my hands present, but he made a speech. “The galled jade i right, and that moment he is assailed as a doughafter I have got through with him. But I cannot winces again," (pointing at Mr. Gippings.) face. Let any Southern Democrat vote for any helpit. He is here, upon this floor, and thrusts him- Mr. GIDDINGS. Does the gentleman intend one of these compromise acts, he is a dough-face. self upon us. He holds himself up to us as a light to say that I was present at a meeting in Phila- ! Let any Northern patriot vote for any one of them, as a sort of censor morum of this House. Now, delphia when certain resolutions were agitated, or and at once he becomes a dough-face, and is as in all courtesy and in all decency I say that it is a that I knew they were agitated, or that I spoke in sailed by the menber from Ohio. Sir, he is in the small business for me. I do not know how I can reference to them?
habit of lecturing this House, and he has done so descend any lower when I descend to attack the Mr. STANLY. I say he was at a Philadel- two or three times this session, while I charge un honorable member from Ohio.
phia convention, and made a speech at that con- with neglecting his business and running away; A MEMBER. “Good!” “Good!” vention. Did he not?
and when he is here, with throwing constant imMr. STANLY. It is not good; it is very bad, Mr. GIDDINGS. If the gentleman intends to pediments in the way of the transaction of the pusand I wish somebody else would do it. But
lic business. when he thrusts himself before the House in this Mr. STANLY. I say nothing about his intent. I regret that I have been led to say a word about manner, I have felt called upon to do it. But I say what I have said.
this matter. I did not intend to do so. I have A few words in regard to the charge which I Mr. GIDDINGS. That gentleman shall not departed from the course of conduct I had pre made, that the gentleman from Ohio had done crack the overseer’s lashi in that way, to put me li scribed to myself towards that member. But his more toward defeating the river and harbor bill down. I say, and I say unhesitatingly, that if he own insolence has caused me this morning to forthan any other fifty members in this House. I intends to say that I was present, and knew ofget it. When there was no matter of that sort believe that bill was defeated by the influence of such resolutions, or heard of them, or heard of li before the House, he has got up and poured out that member, by his violent and insupportable at- any agitation of them, at any meeting, he is mis his abuse upon the whole House and upon the tacks upon Southern members and Southern in- taken. If he intends, however, to be understood whole Southern country. In a moment of excite stitutions, while he has set himself up as the “Si- ns saying, that late in the day when I was in ment, I was induced to get up and remind him of mon Pure" of this House. That gentleman has i Philadelphia, I walked into a convention there, his misdeeds, when he arose and insolently stated spoken of the large amount which that bill appro- and when called upon responded in a few words, that what I said was false. He has thrown the priated in his own district. Now, it is my belief 'l he is right. Now, the gentleman may talk about first stone; he has begun this business; and, disthat the very fact that so large an amount was ap- his question of veracity; but when he attempts, in regarding all propriety, has provoked what he has propriated for a certain portion of the country, is that offensive manner, to misrepresent, he need not got, and let him take the consequences and bear ihe very reason why the bill did not pass the Sen-H undertake to intimidate gentlemen froni speaking the blame-though he is to blame enough to sink a ate of the United States. “Let the galled jade | the truth, and doing so boldly.
navy, and odium enough to disgrace a regiment wince.” The facts are here, and the country Mr. STANLY. I hope the gentleman will of free negroes afflicted with the small-pox, it he ought to know them. The people of his own dis- not gnash his teeth so hard. He hardly frightens had the whole poured upon him, trict ought to know the fact, that whatever measureme by this extraordinary exuberance of passion. I beg pardon of this House for haring descendthat gentleman advocates here he renders odious. The hovorable gentleman says I shall not crack ' ed—as the gentleman said I did--for having
The gentleman refers to my course upon the the overseer’s whip over him. That is a favorite stooped to a controversy with him. I plead guilty California bill, by way of a retort, in the spirit of figure with the honorable gentleman. The only mere spleen and spite, in a most contemptible spirit || overseer's lash in my part of the country, that I Mr. GIDDINGS. I wish to say one word. of "tit for tat," and regardless of truth. He says know of being cracked at all, is not with slave- Mr. STANLY. Does he want to make an exthat I was responsible as much as any others, I | holders, who manage their negroes without it.
planation? believe, for the delay in the passage of that bill. We have no crack of the lash with us over our Mr. GIDDINGS. Oh no; I did not say that. slaves. That is a fancy. The lash is only known tleman, saying that what he stated was false, the
Mr. GIDDINGS. When I spoke of the genMr. STANLY. Well, he says that I am re- to felons and bad negroes. There are bad ne- House will bear testimony that I did not transgress sponsible. Now; if there has anything come-be- it groes--and there onght to be bad negroes when we fore this House in relation to which, above all see how mearily white men can act, (laughter) rights. I stepped to the verge of parliamentary rules,
the parliamentary rules. I know my parliamentary others, I am impregnable, it is this charge. Every // who should be punished with it. Who is playing | but there I stopped. Every member understands
them. Neither is it insuliing or ungentlemanly to Mr. GIDDINGS. The gentleman says that I a temperance man myself, and do not often drink. correct a man if he is wrong. I did not say that was at Norristown. Where was he when I was Judge, ye! He was much better employed than the gentleman intentionally spoke falsehood or mis- at Norristown? Where was the House when I we were, no doubt, in the company of those where represented the facts. No, sir; I knew too well was at Norristown? Why, drinking their grog. | to tell a man lie is a liar, is an everyday courtesy--what belongs to gentlemen; what belongs to my- (Laughter.] I was among the people of the that it is to be expected. (Help him-do! He self, and to the dignity of this body, to say that. Union, endeavoring to impress upon ihem great stands in need of it. Whisper into his ear some I therefore kept myself within parliamentary rules. I and important principles-which, at least, T he little more poison, good Free-Soiler from New When that gentleman is put forward by a certain lieved to be so. And where was that gentlernan? York, (Mr. King.] He says that I stated this servile class of the North, as their instruinent to Look at your Journals you will find the gen- | morning that the Speaker was out of order. Have assurl.me; when he undertakes to play the brag- tleman was at home, or somewhere else, or any- I said any such thing? The honorable meinber part for dougli-faces, and serviles for the Swiss, where else but in this Hall. He was not here. I gets the floor, makes a speech, and no one notices giard et slavery; when he undertakes to draw There was no business transacted in this Househim-no one raises a point of order upon him, une into a controversy with him, I will say to the during the holidays for two weeks. I took occa- and the Speaker does not interfere. He says that gentleman, that when you go so low, as you have sion then to visit friends, for four days, in other I charged the, Speaker with being out of order. to-day, I cannot follow you. It may, sir, bel portions of the country, and the gentleinan stauds What relevancy had his speech about slave trade suitable for the grog-shop or the bar-room, but it up here and reads me lectures about it.
in the Southern States with the printing of joint is not fit for the people whom I represent. Such Mr. STANLY. I think the gentleman has had, resolutions from New Jersey? I raised no such language would not be permitted among common more of my time than I have had myself, to reply point-not at all. I quit this subject in disgust. bar-room loafers of my district. Now when any to him. I cannot yield further.
I feel as if I had been in a dissecting-room cutting man expects me to interchange such language with Mr. GIDDINGS. One word more.
up a dead dog. [Laughter.] The House will the gentleman, I can only say, he is mistaken. I Mr. STANLY. I will wait a little longer.
I will treat the honorable member kaow whom I represent, and I know that my con- Mr. GIDDINGS. Never mind.
from Ohio hereafter as he onght to be treated by stituents would never justify me in following any Mr. STANLY. The honorable member from the members of this House--as an insane man, man, or member, to the lowest depths of- Ohio stated in the beginning of his last speech, ll who never was taught decency or propriety of
Mr. STANLY, (in his seat.) Mr. Giddings's that there was nothing wrong at all in telling a man conduct. His associations show him never to district.
that what he said was false. Now that is his idea have mingled among gentlemen. I hope I shall Mr.GIDDINGS. To the lowest depths of ribald- of decency and propriety. He thinks it is not not be again provoked from what is due to myself ry. Sir, it is unbecoming any member of this wrong. ile is called a liar so often at home, where to descend so low as to notice him. House, and I appeal to the members of this body if he is well known, that he thinks it is right, as a Mr. HOUSTON. I move the previous questhey ever knew me to assail a man at any time, or matter of course. Here is his idea of decency. He tion upon the motion to print. in any place, until I myself was first assailed. says that I was put forward to make this attack Mr. GIDDINGS. Will the gentleman permit And let me say, looking that gentleman and every upon him. If I thought I was so considered by me one word of explanation ? member of this House in the face, that I have never | anybody in the House, I would resign my seat and [Crics of No! no! We have had enough.") been guilty of such an outrage upon the dignity of go home, because I believe that if the whole Whig The call for the previous question was seconded, this body, as he has perpetrated on the present occa- party came forward to attack him, they would and the main question ordered to be put. sion. The gentleman had better use such language have picked the meanest man in the House to do The question was then taken, and the motion only to those who crouch and shrink and tremble it. (Laughter.] He has made such a show of to print was agreed to. a: his frown. It may do well on the plantation, himself this morning that he has not only disgraced but it is unbecoming towards freemen. It is || free-soilism, but human nature.
- DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL MESSAGE. unsuited to this Hall. Degradation itself would I hope the reporters will take notes of what he
Mr. HOUSTON offered the usual resolution in blash, and the man who would do it must have has said, and what I have said, and that they will
blank for closing debate upon the President's sunken so low, that he would become giddy were allow neither of us to see them. If he gets them into message in the Committee of the Whole upon the he elevated to the level of total depravity. his hands-have mercy upon me! if he serves this
state of the Union. There are slaveholders in this House--and I debate as he has everybody. My colleague from
Mr. H. I have left the time blank, that an hour take pleasure in saying it-with whom my rela- the Orange district [Mr. Venable) and the mem- may be fixed by the House at which it may be Lions now are, and ever have been, those of gen- ber from Ohio (Mr. Taylor) got into a contro
their pleasure to close the debate in committee. I tlemanly deportment and mutual interchange of versy with him the other day, and how were they will propose Thursday (to-morrow) at two represented? His speeches were entirely different
o'clock, shall deinean themselves as gentlemen, no one of as spoken and as published. He gets up one day i been in Committee of the whole upon the Pres
Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. We have not them will ever be assailed by me.
and reads a resolution out of the Congressional ident's message more than three hours this sesBut the gentleman says I 'charge Northern men Globe, and says these gentlemen voted so and so with being dough-faces. Well, sir, he takes it upon
sion. a year ago, and the next day he has a different set himself to be the representative of all the dough- of resolutions reported. I charge the reporters to
Mr. HOUSTON. I think we have been in faces of the North to-day. He speaks for them--he see that his felonious hand touch not one word or committee two or three days. comes here as their agent and attorney, and assails what I have said. Let what has been said appear
Mr. STEPHENS. Ihmk not exceeding three me. And how does he do it? Why he says I precisely as delivered. Let his remarks appear as
hours. am out of order. Mr. Speaker, (the presiding offi- | spoken and not as made out after he gets home in
Mr. HOUSTON. I understand that the resocer of this House [Mr. Boyd! being in the chair,) ' his room with someof
his colored friends. (Laugh- : lution is not debatable, you yourself made the question as to the order of ter.) The honorable member talks of associations The SPEAKER. That has been the custom debate upon this resolution. I believe (alluding " here. Who ever saw him, except upon this floor,
of the House. Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, who was then in the with a decent man in Washington city? He re
Mr. HOUSTON, I will not, then, move the chair, you called me to order, and that gentle, ceives visits from free negroes sometimes. The previous question, but will leave the House to fix man, (Mr. Born) a slaveholder, a man whom charity he dispenses no man knows. He never
the time at which debate shall be closed in the
coinmittee. respect and honor, declared that I was in order; lets his right hand know what his left hand does, and an appeal taken from that decision was laid nor his head what is done by either. But he will
Mr. SEYMOUR, of New York. I move this upon this table; and now this gentleman from write a nice letter, full of sympathy about chains, day week. North Carolina (Mr. STANLY) insists that it and oppression, and overseers. He remains with
Mr. STEPHENS moved to lay the resolution shall go out to the country that I'was out of order, his free negro friends when they call to see bim; upon the table; which motion was agreed to. when the Speaker of the House expressly decided and that is the way he spends his extra hours, and
Mr. HOUSTON moved that the rules of the that I was in.order. Now, I heard that gentieman' the reason that he goes home about dinner time. IIouse be suspended, and that the House resolve (Mr. STANLY) 'oncirfell an anecdote upon this The honorable gentleman talked the other day, in
itself into Committee of the Whole upon the state floor, about a boy, who whirled himself about so: my absence, that he would like to have a bout of the Union, for the purpose of taking up those rapidly that the hind part of his breeches got on with me, but this morning he asserts that I have
resolutions on the President's message. the fore side, (laughter;) but the gentleman changes : been set upon him--that I am urged to attack him;
Mr. GORMAN. I wish, before that is done, to his position much more rapidly, for the purpose and in his crazy fancy, every one who says a word make a report from the Committee on Printing: of assailing me, and making a personal altercation to me, is giving me some hint about his course. I!, The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Alabetween him and myself: pronouncing the Speaker No such thing. A gentleman mentioned to me i bama has made a privileged motion, which cannot out of order, pronouncing the House out of order, that he was taking up the whole of my time, and ti be superseded while pending by another privileged and the rules themselves out of order; and that in that I had better continue. That was all the in- , motion. discussing these resolutions I was out of order. formation given to me. I want no information in Mr. GORMAN. I understand the motion of
The gentleman says I speak of Northern men relation to the course of the honorable member the gentleman has precedence to certain other moas dough-faces. Why, the term dough-faces has from Ohio.
tions; but if the Chair will permit me, a rule of the become honorable among some of those associated Where was I at the time of the sitting of the House says that the Committee on Printing can with him. He calls me an Abolitionist; I call | Philadelphia Convention? I have not set myself report at any time. A privileged question cerhim a slaveholder.
up as the standard of general attention here. He tainly takes precedence. At the North we have two classes---dough- l is the man who arraigns everybody, and therefore The SPEAKER, The rules say, also, that a faces and free-soilers. I acknowledge the name I come upon him. I do not say, that during the majority may at any time suspend the rules and they give me—there is not much in a name—and sessions I have always been in the House. We l'esolve itself into the Committee of the Whole I permit them to use it; and I give to them the were drinking our grog Christmas week! Where House upon the state of the Union; and each being, only cognomen, known in the English language, I was he? In Philadelphia, drinking beer in oyster in the opinion of the present incumbent of the that befits their position.
cellars with free negroes. (Laughter.] Who was chair, (Mr. Jones) of the same character, the first Mr. STANLY. How many minutes have I best employed---those who drank good liquor in made must be the first put. If the chairman of left of my time?
the city of Washington, or the honorable member the Committee on Printing had first made his moThe SPEAKER: Seventeen minutes.
in his employment in Philadelphia? I am rather I tion, of course he would have had the precedence
of the motion to go into committee. The motion The SPEAKER. That will be a question for orders of the House. The committee is tied down to resolve the House into the Committee of the the committee to decide.
by the order of the House. Whole upon the state of the Union being always Mr. ABERCROMBIE, by unanimous consent
Mr. FITCH. This bill may be laid aside, to a special one, provided for by the rules, in the of the House, presented a joint memorial from be reported to the House with a recommendation opinion of the Chair takes precedence of any the Legislature of Alabama to Congress, asking that it be laid upon the table. other privileged motion. an appropriation of lands to complete the geologi
The CHAIRMAN. That motion would be in Mr. GORMAN. I will then ask the gentleman cal survey of the State; which was referred to the order, if the gentleman from Indiana, (Mr. Dexfrom Alabama to withdraw his motion. The re- Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be HAM, who is entitled to the floor, waives his right port will not take more than three minutes to be printed.
to his hour. considered. Mr. HOUSTON. I om perfectly willing that ton's motion, and it was agreed to.
Mr. DUNHAM. I do not wish to take up the The question was then taken upon Mr. Hous
time of the House, and I will waive my righi. my motion shall remain in abeyance uptil his is
The House accordingly resolved itself into the
Mr. FITCH. 1 move, then, that ihe resoluacted upon, if it will not occupy much time.
Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, tion be laid aside, to be reported to the House There was no objection. (Mr. Olds in the chair.)
with a recommendation that it be laid upon the Fees OF CLERKS, MARSHALS, AND ATTOR- BOUNTY LAND WARRANTS-FEES OF LAND
Mr. MARSHALL, of Kentucky. Is not the NEYS,
resolution, however, open for amendment? Mr. GORMAN. The Committee on Printing The CHAIRMAN. The first business before The CHAIRMAN. Certainly it is. report the following resolution relative to printing the committee, in the opinion of the Chair, is the Mr. MARSHALL. The committee will recolthe report of the Committee on the Judiciary:
special order of the House, being the joint reso- lect that many of us were“Resolved, That five thousand estra copies of the report of 1 lution No. 1 of the House, making land warrants
The CHAIRMAN. Debate is closed, but marshals, and attorneys in the district courts of the United assignable. The gentleman from Indiana (Mr. amendments will be in order under the five minStales, be printed for the use of the House of Representa- | DUNHAM) would have been entitled to his hour, utes rule. when this resolution came up the other day, and
Mr. MARSHALL. What is the motion now Mr. G. said: After examining the matter, I he has that privilege now, in the opinion of the before the committee? will state to the House, that this report speaks Chair.
The CHAIRMAN. It is that the resolution of the difficulties and complexities of this subject
Mr. GORMAN. I have a motion to suggest. be laid aside and reported to the House with a under our existing law. It traces the history of I understand that there has been referred to the recommendation that it be laid upon the table. legislation in regard to this subject, since the or
Committee of the Whole on the state of the Mr. MARSHALL. I have an amendment to ganization of the Government. It points out the Union, a joint resolution with regard to the public offer before that motion is taken, and I design abuses which have grown up under the present printing. That resolution being reported to the offering it now. system in the way of taxes and costs, and shows
House, under a rule of privilege, or what may be Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. I barely wish the enormous and unprecedented increase of the termed a privileged question, I suppose it cannot to state, that there are a number of gentlemen upon expenditures. There is accompanying it a tabular | be divested of that privilege by being referred to this floor who wish to extend the provisions of statement, and the letter of the First Comptroller, the Committee of the Whole on the state of the the existing bounty act to individuals pot emgiving some specific charges and abuses in the Union. I apprehend that notwithstanding there | braced in the present bill. As I urged upon the courts of the United States in regard to this ques may be a special order for the day, that question committee the other day, that we should pass the tion, of rather extraordinary importance to the comes up in despite of the special order.
bill we had then before the House and take up country.
The CHAIRMAN. The Chair supposes the this bill, I now wish to notify the House, that all Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. I move to committee having been in session upon the special of us who are in favor of extending the bounty amend, by adding five thousand copies of the order of the House, being not only the Senate land act, should not agree to the motion made by report of the Clerk to this House, upon the con- bill, but the joint resolution of the House, that that the gentleman upon my left (Mr. Fitch, but we
special order is not yet completed, and this ques- should take up ihis bill and go through with it. "ith SPEAKER. "The
Chair is of the opinion Lion of printing cannot supersede the special read through by sections. The first section of the that the motion of the gentleman from Georgia is order. not in order, being upon a different subject; and
Mr. GORMAN. I will suggest to the Chair joint resolution of the House will be now read, the motion for the printing of an extra number of the reason that this question of land warrants was and the gentleman from Kentucky (Mr. Marcopies would have to go to the Committee on taken up was, because I never made a question. | SHALL) can make his amendment. Printing.
I have been informed that the decisions of the Section 1st was then read, as follows: The question was then taken, and the resolu- | Chair had been uniform, where these questions Be it enacted, fc., That nothing in the art approved Sep tion was agreed to. had been put, and it had been decided that the tember twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and fity, "grant
ing bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who hare Mr. GORMAN moved to reconsider the vote question of privilege was not divested of its right
been engaged in the military service of the United States." by which the resolution was adopted, and to lay by being referred to the committee. I have not shall be so construed as to prevent the sale and transfer of the motion to reconsider upon the table; which made the question before, and consequently it was any certificate or warrant issued by virtue of said act, prior latter motion was agreed to. not necessary to decide it, and as a matter of course
to the location of the same, or the issue of the patent DR. OWEN'S GEOLOGICAL REPORT.
the bounty land question came up:
Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. We have alwill not keep the attention of the House long, the question is not debatable. Does the gentleMr. GORMAN. I have another report, which the gentleman from Indiana, (Mr. Gorman,) that ready acted upon that subject
, and I therefore
to and which it is indispensably necessary should be passed immediately. It is a resolution upon the the Chair? man desire to take an appeal from the decision of
The motion was agreed to. So the first section
was stricken out. subject of printing the report of the United States Geologist, which has been passed upon a long that
Mr. GORMAN. Does the Chair decide
The Clerk then read the 2d section, as follows:
Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That the registers time in the Senate. We have not acted upon it, and they cannot print it until we do act upon it.
The CHAIRMAN. The Chair decides that
and receivers of the United States land offices shall berratter be severally authorized to charge and receive
for their The resolution was then read, as follows: the special order of the House, not being finished
services, in locating bounty land warrants, the same rate of Resolved, That there be printed for the use of this House
yet, and upon which the committee were still en- compensation or percentage to which they are entitled by three thousand five hundred copies of the final report of Dr. gaged at its last sitting, has a preference over any
law for sales of the public lands for cash, at the rate of one D. D. Owen on the geology of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Min- other business of the committee.
dollar and twenty five cents per acre, the said compensa nesota; and that such be executed in the same form and
tion to be hereaster paid by the assignees or holders of such
Mr. GORMAN. I understood that we had warrants, in all cases where the same have been transferred style and under the same special contract which has been authorized by the Senate to be entered into by the Comdisposed of it.
by the soldier or his legal or personal representative, under missioner of the General Land Office, and that five hun
T'he CHAIRMAN. There were two matters the provisions of the act of Congress, and the regulations of dred copies be set apart for the disposal of said office. referred jointly:
the General Land Office on that suliject, and to be paid out
of the Treasury of the United States, upon the adjustment The whole of this matter is under the control of
Mr. GORMAN. I appeal from the decision of of the accounts of such officers, where it shall be shown, to the Commissioner of the General Land Office of the Chair.
the satisfaction of the General Land Office, that the same the United States, and it requires a resolution to Mr. JONES, of Tennessee. If I understand was located by the soldier or warrantee, or in case of his provide for the amount to be printed. the point of order made by the gentleman from
death by his next of kin, as provided by the acts of Con
gress aforesaid. The question was then taken, and the resolution Indiana, it is this: that because the Committee on was agreed to.
Mr.' GAYLORD moved to strike out the 21 Printing have a right to report at any timeOn motion by Mr. HIBBARD, it was
Mr. HOUSTON. Is the appeal debatable?
section. Ordered, That ihe petition and papers of Stephen Hoyt Mr. JONES. I am not debating it. I merely before the question is taken on striking out...
Mr. CABELL. I desire to amend that section be withdrawn from the files of the House, and referred to wish to know, if I understand the question. The move to strike out all after the word " warrants” the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.
Mr. OLDS. I wish to make an inquiry of the understand him rightly, that because the Commit- in the 9th line, as follows:
“In all cases where the same have been transferred by TON) moves to suspend the rules, for the purpose report at any time, their report should take prece provisions of the acts of Congress, and the regulation of
the soldier or his legal or personal representative, under the of going into Committee of the Whole on the state dence of all other business, even of special orders the General Land Office on that subjeet, and to be paid out of the Union. I wish to inquire of the Chair, in Committee of the Whole. It loses all its priv- of the Treasury of the United States, upon the adjustment when we get into Committee of the Whole whether ilege when it gets into the House.
of the accounts of such officers, where it shall be shown we will not be compelled to take up the special The question was then taken upon the appeal,
to the satisfaction of the General Land Office that the same order?
was located by the soldier or warrantee, or in case of his and the decision of the Chair was sustained. Mr. HOUSTON. That portion of my motion
death by his next of kin, as provided by the acts of Cou
Mr. GORMAN. I move to lay the bounty gress aforesaid.” was merely an indication to the Houseland bill aside.
Mr. C. continued. When this question was Mr. OLDS. I ask the Chair, if we will not be The CHAIRMAN. The Chair supposes the last before the House, this whole subject of the compelled to take up the special order? il committee have no power to lay aside the special payment of registers and receivers was very fully