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32D CONGRESS, 1st Session.
FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1852.

NEW SERIES....No. 42. Mr. DAWSON presented resolutions of the 'this body; but I do not think we can employ our

to say of this proposition, coming from capitalists Legislature of Georgia in favor of the doctrines selves better in facilitating business hereafter, than

in any quarter of the country, that I consider it a of neutrality and non-intervention; which were by adjourning over for a day, as proposed by the direct insult to any one having the honorable imread and ordered to be printed. Senator from New York.

pulses of a man and a patriot in his bosom. Mr. WADE presented resolutions of the Legis

Mr. BRODHEAD. I concur with the views Mr. SEWARD. Mr. President, it is of course lature of Ohio, in favor of the construction of a submitted by the honorable Senator from Iowa. for every Senator to determine for himself what new canal around the Falls of the Ohio; which || There are other interests that want special protec- susceptibility he has to improper influences; but were referred to the Committee on Roads and Ca- tion, I understand that this vessel comes here for it is not for one Senator to determine for others. nals, and ordered to be printed.

the purpose of making an exhibition and of giving ! Now, I have no doubt that the honorable Senator

an entertainment, for the purpose of getting money from Arkansas, and that every Senator here, is PAPERS WITHDRAWN AND REFERRED.

from the Treasury. They say they cannot com- capable of examining the steamship Baltic, and On motion by Mr. BELL, it was

pete with British vessels.' Why, sir, that is just even of receiving hospitalities on board of her, if Ordered, That the documents on the files of the Senate what the iron interests have been long saying in such are proffered, without at all compromitting, relating to the claim of Anthony Rankin, be referred to the Pennsylvania; and it is just what the men who in his own mind, the feelings which he thinks Committee of Claims.

have been engaged in making cotton, goods say; . ought to govern him in regard to appropriations On motion by Mr. SEWARD, it was

and yet, unless they can come here and give an from the public Treasury. Such a thought never Ordered, That the memorial of James McGregor, junior exhibition of their goods, wares, and merchan- occurred io me. I have no opinion made up in administrator of Wally & Donaldson, and the memorial of John Powell, assignee of Thomas Powell, presented the

dise, for the purpose of getting special legislation, regard to any claim upon Congress in regard to th of February last, be referred to the select committee on they receive no attention. I think the Senate appropriations for this, or any other line of steamthe subject of claims against Mexico.

ought not to spend its time in visiting a ship in ers; but I am willing to be informed; I am willing On motion by Mr. SEWARD, it was this way, and under these circumstances. I think to learn; and I do admit

this fact in regard to this Ordered, That leave be granted to withdraw the memo. the Senate might spend its time more profitably in question, (if it be proper to go into the merits of rial of citizens of New York in behalf of Daniel Doland. looking to other interests which are waiting to ob- a question before Congress on such a motion as REPORTS FROM STANDING COMMITTEES. tain its attention.

this,) that the country has a right, at a crisis of Mr. ATCHISON, from the Committee op In

Mr. GWIN. The Senator certainly has for- deep and exciting interest in regard to the comdian Affairs, to which was referred the memorial gotten the exhibitions of the iron interests we have merce of the country, to demand that

we should of the legal representatives of Joshua Kennedy, kept open houses here for years past, for the pur- | the commercial ascendency of the

world, or shall heretofore had in this city. Their committees have determine the question whether we shall secure bill for their relief; which was read and passed to pose of getting special legislation for their benefit

. suffer it to pass from our grasp. The question is the second reading. The report was ordered to They have had free access to our committee rooms; one in which the nation has a deep interest. i

and aided materially in preparing the tariff of '42. am desirous, for one, that those who have called be printed,

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Persons representing the cotton and iron interests our attention to this subject shall receive every Lands, to which was referred resolutions passed tofore. In regard to this matter, it is binding on an opportunity of presenting their claims in the

have controlled the legislation of this country here- proper consideration, and that they should have at a meeting of citizens of Wayne county, Indiana, relating to a division of certain Indian territory, compensation for carrying the mails in these ves

no member to vote an appropriation increasing the most favorable manner possible. asked to be discharged from the further consider- | sels merely because he looks at and examines them. from Pennsylvania is concerned, I can say to him

So far as the argument of my honorable friend ation thereof, and that they

be referred to the Com- No one is pledged by doing so. The exhibition that I have no such preference for one interest mittee on Indian Affairs. They were so referred. is given for no such purpose as has been intimated over another as would sway my judgment in favor

Mr. HAMLIN, from the Committee on Com, by the Senator from Pennsylvania. So far as the of a commercial to the prejudice of a manufacon the 20th ultimo, relating to the treatment of cotton and the iron interests are concerned, I hope turing interest; and that of all others, the measure passengers in steam vessels going to and from they have had their day, and that they will not be which I should support with the utmost cordiality California, and a communication of citizens of hereafter, as the Senator seems so earnestly to of the iron manufactures. I't it be not possible

permitted to control our legislation or our acts would be a measure for the protection and relief Brunswick, Maine, on the same subject, asked to desire.

for the manufactories and furnaces to be removed be discharged from the further consideration there

Mr. BRODHEAD. I do not represent any l here, and have Congress visit them here, it would of; which was agreed to.

particular interest, but I think that all ought to give me great pleasure to go with him to examine NOTICES OF BILLS,

have the same chance. The iron men of Pennsyl- : the condition of those manufactories in his State, Mr. MALLORY gave notice of his intention to vania cannot bring their iron establishments here. as it has always given me great pleasure to see ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the Post- Mr. GWIN. They can bring their men here, such manufactories flourishing in my own. I master General to convey the mails in steamers' and that amounts to the same thing.

hope the motion will prevail. between New Orleans and Key West, and certain Mr. BRODHEAD. If they do come, I have Mr. BAYARD. Mr. President, I do not prointermediate points.

not seen them. It would be difficult for them to pose to touch the question whether or not the Mr. UNDERWOOD gave notice of his inten- get their furnaces here. I do not pretend to say ! owners of this line of steam-ships should receive the tion to ask leave to introduce a bill for the relief of they ought to have any particular legislation for additional compensation which they claim. But it the Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company. their benefit, but I do say that this is not a proper | seems to me that there is an unnecessary exciteGOVERNOR AND JUDGES OF OREGON. mode of obtaining legislation.

ment in regard to this matter, both on the part of Mr. ATCHISON submitted the following reso- i proposition, and the remarks it has called forth, Pennsylvania. I do not see why they should

Mr. BORLAND. It seems to me that this my friend from Arkansas, and my friend from lation for consideration: Resolved, that the Committee on Territories be instructed

present rather a strange state of things before the manifest such excitement in regard to the proposito inquire into the expediency of so amending an act to

Senate and the country. It seems to me to have tion to give Senators an opportunity to inspect establish the territorial government of Oregon , as to author- brought forth the statement, I presume, of course, this vessel. It is simply a proposition to allow us ize the legally qualified voters of said Territory to elect based upon facts--that the legislation of this coun- to look at an exhibition of American skill, and their Governor and judges.

try for years past has been sought to be controlled, that relating to a question in which the maritime THE STEAMSHIP BALTIC.

and to some extent has been controlled, by exhi- superiority of this country or of her great rival is Mr. SEWARD. Idesire to submit the motion i bitions, such as is now making in the immediate concerned. Is there anything improper in the that when the Senate adjourns to-day, it adjourn to neighborhood of this city--that great money-in- owners of these vessels exhibiting one of their line, meet on Wednesday. The ground of the motion terests have come, with their agents and their , when they have before Congress a petition for inis, that a steam-ship, which is very interesting in exhibitions, and by their out-door pressure made creased compensation, grounded on the fact, as its connection with the commerce of the country themselves felt in the legislation of Congress. they state in their memorial, that, with a view to and with questions which are before Congress, is And during the short term of service I have had maintain the superiority of American skill in referin our port, and that Congress have been invited, the honor of being here, this out-door pressure ,ence to steamers upon the ocean, they have gone I understand, to visit it to-morrow. I believe the has been brought to bear upon as humble an indi- , beyond the extent of their contract with the Detime would be well spent, under these circumstan- vidual as myself, to induce legislation and extract partment, and have constructed, regardless of ces, and I submit the motion.

money from the public Treasury, which has, it is expense, vessels which have been unrivaled, both Mr. DODGE, of lowa. I trust that that mo- evident, gone into the hands of individual specu- as regards their speed, and their comfort and mag; tion will not prevail. I think the business of the lators and large capitalists. The honor as well as nificence in every respect. Now, if they send Senate is so much in arrear, that the Senate ought the interest of this country, and especially the here one of their vessels, in order that we may not now to adopt the proposition. I hope it will honor of the Senate of the United States, require inspect her, and see if there is no delusion in refernot be adopted.

that we should turn our face from such proposi- Hence to their representations, by evidence which Mr. GWIN. Like my friend from lowa, I am tions-turn away with scorn and contempt from no man can resist, is there anything improper in generally very much opposed to these adjourn- | all such exhibitions-repudiate the use of such that, as an argument addressed to the intelligence ments. But I hope the Senate will adjourn over influences for electioneering, lobbying, and log-i of Congress ? Is there anything which appeals to for the purpose of examining the fine steam-ship rolling here, for the purpose of controlling and an improper sentiment, or an improper motive on now in our waters, but which will leave here the influencing the votes of members of Congress. I the part of Senators, for the purpose of determin day after tomorrow. I am as much interested in / am an humble member of this body-the hum- || ing whether the compensation asked for should be constant sessions of the Senate as any member of l blest on this floor in all respects; but I feel bound il made? The compensation is asked to be made on the ground of extraordinary expense; because the Mr. MALLORY. Mr. President, the ques

the commerce and the mail service of the coun. parties embarked in the contract, regardless of ex- tion is, whether the Senate shall adjourn till Wed- try. pense, to maintain the honor of the country and nesday; and the object of the adjournment is to Mr. BAYARD. If I thought the effect of ad. the supremacy of the seus sought to be wrested afford Senators an opportunity to visit the steam- journing over to-morrow would be to retard the from Great Britain, and that in reference to a rival ship Baltic. Is the object, as stated here, of suf- business of the Senate, I should vote against the line which had anteriorly commanded almost the ficient importance to occasion the adjournment of proposition; but I do not think that will be the ef. entire postage between the United States and Great this body? If it be so, I should like to hear it fect of it. The proposition meets my approbaBritain. The question is of great importance. Is stated. There is a very singular coincidence here. tion, not because I desire to see this vessel, but not the argument a fair one, by which they offer | There is an application pending from the proprie- because I thought it would be proper that other to exhibit to you the vessel, by which you may tors of this line for an increase of their compensa

Senators should have an opportunity of doing so. judge with your own eyes whether it comes up to tion of some sixty per cent. They ask to have it | The Senator from Florida objected io ibis propothe representations they have made upon paper? | increased from $385,000 to $600,000. While that sition, on the ground that an accurate judgmem Does that appeal to any unworthy motive on the application is pending before the naval committee, could not be formed of such a ship without a mipart of the Senate? I trust that I shall stand in we find this steamer in our waters, and an invita- nute examination. But I presume one may be ihis body-(and before I leave it, I hope the Senate tion on the table of Senators to go on board of able to judge of a picture and its magnificence, will be convinced of it)—as unassailable by any her.

though not a painter; one may judge of a building, influence connected with capital, either directly or But it is sought to justify this adjournment, on though he be not an architect So I think that indirectly, as any man on this floor. But it seems the ground that it will afiord Senators an opportu- one may form some judgment of these vessels wih. to me that the present proposition involves no m- i nity of examining the ship and testing the fact, out going into a thorough investigation of every fluence of the kind. It is perfectly fair on the whether she be or be not fit to carry the mail on part. My own opinion is, that the examination part of the owners. It requires no excitement. her voyages. This is, indeed, a very singular at- of such a ship would make an impression on the It connects itself in no way, that I can see, with tempi. Does the Senate suppose, for a single minds of others such as it made on my ownthe iron interest, or any other interest; but it is moment, that its members would be, are capable of || would arouse a vast deal of national pride, a naproposing to give us specific information about a such an examination on this visit of ceremony tional feeling in favor of this line of steamers. If subject on which we are called upon to legislate. Such an examination would require an inspec- the line cannot be sustained without additional As to the propriety of acceding to the request of tion of the minutest details, to be carried on for compensation—and I know nothing of the facts of the parties as contained in their memorial, 1 say weeks-requiring an investigation of every part the case--the interests of the country require that nothing. It is a matter of entire indifference to me of the ship: Is the Senate informed that we have it should be sustained by additional compensawhether I now test the truth of the matter stated officers paid and stationed in the city of New tion. in their memorial, or not, because it has been my York, who have examined this very vessel, and Though I support the motion, and desire that fortune to have crossed the Atlantic twice in these that they have given her a certificate? The very Senators shall see this noble vessel, yet, if it be steamers; therefore it is not now for the purpose fact thai she has a certificate, and that she is here, true that the effect of an adjournment over would of allowing myself an opportunity to inspect them is prima facie evidence that she is fit to perform | be to retard the public business, I should vote that I vote for this motion.

that service. If she is not competent, she ought against it. But the public business, it seems to Mr. BORLAND. The honorable Senator from not to be here at all. We take it for granted that me, is not altogether performed in this Hall. I Delaware mistook the view which I took of this she is, in all respects, competent for this purpose. suppose that much of the real labor of the Senate matter. It was not that I have any objection to Now, this singular coincidence ocrurring, of 1 is done in the committee-rooms; and those hon. these steamers coming here. Certainly, on the this vessel being in our waters at this moment, orable and learned Senators, who are so exceed. floor of the Senate I should never have an objec- when the application of the proprietors is before | ingly fearful lest a single day should be lost to the tion to any gentlemen, or any company, who the Senate for an increased compensation, though public business, and that to-morrow will be wasted have invested their money in any branch of in- the youngest member of this body, it would cause if we adjourn over for the purpose of viewing this dustry whatever coming here and exhibiting their me at once to examine the estimates put forth on specimen of naval architecture, can very well ocgoods or their enterprise to the public; but the which increased compensation is based; and, if I || cupy their time to-morrow in the committee-rooms, objection which I make is, that this proposition had no other objection, I should vote against it with equal benefit to the country as if the Senate comes before the Senate of the United States, and now on that account. If there be Senators who were in session. involves its official action. Now, if gentlemen | desire to institute a personal examination into the When we have devoted day after day to the wish to go as individuals, or as Senators, to en- fitness and speed of this vessel, 1 hope they will discussion of resolutions on the compromise, on lighten their own judgment by examining this take the opportunity; but I do not see any neces- subjects of legislation which have been passed and ship, surely there is plenty of time during the sity for compelling other Senators, who have no gone by long ago, in which the feelings and intertwenty-four hours in which they can do so, with- such desire, and feel a perfect incompetency to ests of the country would lead to no further agiout trenching on the time of the Senate, which make such an examination, to go on board of her. || tation, on which the minds of the people are we know is now demanded by the press of busi- I hope they will not compel others who are dis- made up, and on which the speeches that have ness of the country, and of private individuals | posed to sit here and perform their duties to their been made have been filled with crimination and having just claims upon the Government. Busi- || constituents, to adjourn. Let those go on board recrimination without reference to any public inness is pressing us, and we are not able to do it who desire to do so, without an adjournment. I terest whatever, it is somewhat late in the day, promptly. If the purpose is to gain information, have no desire to go. I have no doubt that a per- when a proposition of this kind is made, to talk of which it is said is so desirable to enable us to fect scientific examination and report of this vessel the waste of public time. legislate with a proper understanding of the merits is now in the Navy Department, where, if any Mr. DOWNS. As the yeas and nays have of the case, would it not be an appropriate plan lo Senator wishes to see it, he can do so.

been ordered, I wish to explain very briefly that! bring forward a resolution to appoint a committee Mr. BORLAND called for the yeas and nays; shall vote against this motion very much on acof the Senate to go and make an examination in a and they were ordered.

count of the considerations suggested by the Sen. manner which would be entirely satisfactory? If Mr. RUSK. Mr. President, I desire to say but ator from Texas, (Mr. Rusk.) I think there is that were the object of the proposition, this would one or two words. I shall vote against this ad- entirely too much importance attached to the prop. seem to me to be an appropriate plan. But what journment over; and I think it is unfortunate for | osition. I see no objection to a Senator going to is the proposition? We have all received invita- | the steam-ship and also for the deliberations of the visit this steamship if he desires to do so; and, tions to go on board this steamer. Is it for the Senate, that any such motion has been made. I on the other hand, I see no necessity for an adpurpose of having members of Congress go to have had occasion to examine this contract which journment for that purpose. While, therefore, look at the matter in a scientific point of view, or has been 'made for these ships, and the manner in shall vote against the motion to adjourn over, I for the purpose of enabling us to legislate under- which the contractors have complied with their shall express no opinion on the subject which has standingly. No sir; there is to be an entertain contract, and I feel sure that they have so complied been brought into this debate. Unlike the Senament, to which ladies and gentlemen are invited; | with it as to do credit both to themselves and to tor from Texas, I have not examined the subject, and if we go on board the vessel under such cir- the country. I have examined the application and have not formed any opinion whether I shall cumstances, shall we belikely to get the information which is before Congress for additional remunera- or shall not vote in favor of additional grants to which is desired? Certainly not. If it is necessary tion to them, and I think it is an entirely reason- this line of steam-ships, and I therefore express no for us to get this information to enable us to legislate able one, and such a one as I am prepared to vote opinion on it. As I am always opposed to unne, properly, let a proposition be made that a com- for. I do not see that it is going to benefit either cessarily wasting the time of the Senate, and as ! mittee of the Senate be appointed to get the aid of the country or the proprietors themselves to bring think there is no necessity for an adjournment over, competent engineers and scientific men, and go up and discuss in the abstract, questions which it I shall vote against the proposition, holding my and examine into the questions involved in our would take time to investigate; I shall, therefore, self, however, at liberty (as I suppose every Senofficial action here. I should have no objection vote against this adjournment over. If I were a

ator does) to vote just as I please on the question to such a proposition. But the present proposi- judge of steam-ships and desired to see this one, I of granting additional compensation to these pertion to adjourn the Senate, neglect the public busi- would go and do so without neglecting my duties ness that is pressing upon us, and requiring more here. I do not, however, desire to do so.


Mr. BORLAND. I desire to say that my reof our time than we are now able to give to it, for at the same time, that my vote may not be mis- marks were not based at all on the merits of the the purpose of engaging in a festival, and thus construed, I will state thai I have fully investigated question whether we should or should not grant an bring us within the attempt, and make us recog, the matter, and think this contract has been com- additional appropriation to the company owning nize the attempt to influence our action and control plied with creditably on the part of the contractors these steam-ships. Whether the grant asked of us here by this out-side, out-door influence, I can understand in no other way than that these per

and creditably to the country; and I think the Congress is proper or not, whether I shall vote

Congress of the United States will find it to be for it or not, has nothing to do with the views I Bons are acting upon a saying we sometimes liear their own interest and the interest of the nation to throughout the country-a proposition which is an

express with regard to the proposition to adjourn sustain this line, which I trust they will do, and insult in itself—that the nearest way to the hearts

over, in order to engage in a jollification on board not come to any determination of it in passion or the Baltic. Whether the grant asked for is rea. and understanding of Senators is down their prejudice arising from a supposed attempt at elec- sonable or unreasonable, proper or improper

, I throats.

tioneering, but look at the question as affecting | object to the means brought to bear for the puro

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pose of gaining favor for it, and commending it to Mr. DODGE, of lowa. I desire to address the Mr. STANLY moved a call of the House; the consideration of Congress. Senate on the subject.

which motion was agreed to. Mr. BRODHEAD. Those are my sentiments Mr. UNDERWOOD. Then I hope the Sena- The roll was called, and the following gentleexactly.

tor will not proceed 10-day, but defer his remarks men answered to their names: Mr. JONES, of Iowa, If it be in order to move until the Senate meet again.

Messrs. Abercrombie, Aiken, Willis Allen, Allison, Anan amendment to the proposition of the Senator On motion, the Senate then adjourned.

drews, John Appleton, William Appleton, Ashe, Averett, from New York, I move to amend so that it shall

David J. Bailey, Thomas H. Bayly, Barrere, Bartlett,

Beale, Bell, Bennett, Bissell, Bowne, J. H. Boyd, Breckread, that when the Senate adjourns to-day it be to

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. enridge, Brenton, Briggs, Brooks, Albert G. Brown, Burmeet lo-morrow at ten o'clock, and that the Sen

rows, Busby, E. Carrington Cabell, Joseph Cable, Lewis

MONDAY, March 1, 1852. ate will to-morrow adjourn at three o'clock. That

D. Campbell, Thompson Campbell, Cartter, Caskie. Chand

The House met at twelve o'clock, m. Prayer ler, Chapınan), Chastain, Churchwell, Clark, Clinginan, will give those who desire to examine this vessel an opportunity of doing so to-morrow afternoon. by the Rev. Mr. MORGAN.

Cobb, Conger, Curtis, Daniel, G. T. Davis, John G. Davis, The Journal of Friday was read and approved.

Dawson, Dean, Disney, Dockery, Doty, Duncan, Durkee, By pursuing this course, we can do business for

Eastinan, Edgerton, Edmundson, Evans, Ewing, Faulkner,

Mr. FITCH obtained the floor. five hours, instead of three hours as usual.

Ficklin, Fitch, Florence, Fowler, Freeman, Henry M. FulMr. BAYARD. I object to that, because it

Mr. PHELPS. I rise to a privileged question.

ler, Thomas J. D. Fuller, Gamble, Gaylord, Gentry, Gidwill interfere with the Committee of Claims, which On week before last the bill for the reliet of Colonel

dings, Goodenow, Gorman, Green, Grey, Grow, Hall, Ham

mond, Harper, Islam G. Harris, Sampson W. Harris, Hart, meets at ten o'clock to-morrow. I have no inten- :D, D. Mitchell was pending in the House, and a Haws, Hascall, Haven, Hebard, Hendricks, Henn, Hibtion of going to see this vessel; and if the Senate

motion was made and carried that it be committed band, Horsford, Howard, John W. Howe, Thomas Y. How, adjourns over, I expect to be engaged all day to

to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Ingersoll, Ives, Jackson, Jenkins, Andrew Johnson, James morrow in attending to the business of the comUnion. On the duy of the adoption of the motion

Johnson, John Johnson, Robert W. Johnson, Daniel T.

Jones, George W. Jones, J. Glancy Jones, George G. King, mittee to which I am attached. I shall vote against

of reference, I entered a proposition to reconsider Preston King, Kuhus, Kurtz, Landry, Letcher, Lockhart, the amendment, and in favor of the original prop

the vote making that reference; and I now rise to Mace, Mason, McCorkle, McDonald, MeLanahan, McMulosition. call up that question. It objection be made I shall

lin, McNair, McQueen, Meacham, Meade, Miller, Molony,

Henry D. Moore, John Moore, Morehead, Morrison, MurMr.JONES, of lowa, withdrew his amendment. move to suspend the rules, for the purpose of en

phy, Murray, Nabers, Newton, Olds, Orr, Outlaw, Andrew Mr. MANGUM. If gentlemen were so very abling me to do it.

Parker, Samuel W. Parker, Peaslee, Peon, Penniman, anxious to get forward with business, they would

Mr. CLINGMAN. I will beg leave to suggest

Perkins, Phelps, Polk, Porter, Powell, Price, Rantoul, lose less time in debating unimportant questions. to the gentleman, if he has the floor, that he had

Richardson, Riddle, Robbins, Robie, Ross, Sackett, SavI shall vote for this motion on no ground conbetter move to suspend the rules, for the purpose

age, Schermerhorn, Schoolcran, Schoonmaker, David L.

Seymour, Origen S. Seymour, Skelton, Smart, Smith, nected with the interests of these parties, with no of moving to discharge the committee from its Snow, Stanly, Benjavain Stanton, Frederick P. Stanton, reference to the question whether or not additional consideration, and let us act upon the bill at once.

Richard H. Stanton, Alexander H. Stephens, Thaddeus The SPEAKER. The Chair decides against

Stevens, Stone, St. Martin, Stratton, Strother, Stuart, Suthcompensation should be paid to them. I have not

erland, Taylor, Benjamin Thompson, George W. Thompexamined that question, and know nothing about the proposition of the gentleman from Missouri. son, Thurston, Townshend, Venable, Walbridge, Wallace, it. I vote for ihe motion because I understand Mr. FITCH. He cannot deprive me of the Ward, Washburn, Watkins, Welch, Wells, Addison that this steamship is one of the most perfect floor for the purpose of making any motion.

White, Alexander White, Wilcox, Wildrick, Williams, The SPEAKER. The Chair decides that the

Woodward, and Yates. models in the world of a sea-going vessel. It is one of the swiftest vessels in the world, and I gentleman from Missouri, in the first place, could

The following gentlemen were reported as abshould feel proud to examine it as an American not deprive the gentleman from Indiana of the production, as, if I had lived in the vicinity in the floor to submit his motion to reconsider, even if it

Messrs. Charles Allen, Babcock, Bibighaus, Bocock,

Bowie, Bragg, George H. Brown, Buell, Buri, Caldwell, days of the great “Eclipse,” I should have felt were proper to reconsider to-day the vote to which

Cleveland, Colcock, Cottman, Cullom, Darby, Diminick, pride in mounting him. I shall vote for this mo- he refers, which the Chair doubts very much. Dunham, Floyd, Gilinore, Goodrich, Hamilton, Hillyer, cion also, on the ground that if we were to sit here Indeed, he is of the opinion that it is not a privi- || Holladay, Houston, Thomas M. Howe, Hunter, Mann, to-morrow there would scarcely be a quorum presleged question of a character which would set aside

Edward C. Marshall, Humphrey Marshall, Martin, Millson, ent; and if we were to meet at ten o'clock and sit the business appropriated to Monday, by express

Miner, Robinson, Russell, Scudder, Scurry, Abraham P.

Stevens, Sweetser, Toombs, Tuck, and Walsh. until three with a bare quorum, the Treasury would rule of the House. It could be in order as a privi

Mr. ROBBINS. I move that all further probe exhausted by useless debate.

leged question only on those days on which by the ceedings under the call of the House be dispensed The question was then taken, and resulted- rules there is a morning hour. At all events, the

with. yeas 21, nays 19—as follows: gentleman from Missouri cannot deprive the gen

Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia, demanded tellYEAS–Messrs. Badger, Bayard, Bell, Bradbury, Clarke, ileman from Indiana (Mr. Fitch) of the privilege

ers; which were ordered; and Messrs. STEPHENS Dawson, Fish, Foot, Gwin, Hamlin, Jones, of Tennessee, of submitting his motion. McRae, Mangum, Miller, Norris, Seward, Smith, Spruance, Mr. JOHNSON, ot Arkansas. I ask the gen

and Bayly, of Virginia, were appointed. Sumner, Underwood, and Upham-21. tleman from Indiana, as he is one of the members disagreed to-the tellers having reported ayes 61,

The question was then put, and the motion was NAYS-Messrs. Borland, Bright, Brodhead, Cass, Chase, Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Downs, Felch, Hunof the committee which has instructed me on all

noes 85. ter, Jones of lowa, Mallory, Morton, Pratt, Rhett, Rusk, occasions to urge upon the House the necessity of The SPEAKER. The officers will cause the Wade, and Walker-19.

taking up the bill from the Senate for the appoint-doors of the Hall to be closed.
ment of a Superintendent of Indian affairs for Cali-

The names of the absentees will now be called The Senate proceeded to the consideration of fornia, to yield me the short space of time it will

over, and excuses may be rendered, if any, for the the special order, namely; the bill granting the require to consider that bill. It is a matter of

absentees. right of way and making a grant of land to the urgent public 'necessity.

The Clerk read the names of the absentees in State of Iowa, in aid of the construction of cer

Mr. FITCH. I would yield with pleasure for

the order in which they are inserted above. tain railroads in said State. the introduction of the bill, but I know that will

Mr. CHARLES ALLEN. The pending question is on the amendment of meet with opposition, and lead to debate.

Mr. FOWLER. I move that Mr. Allen be Mr. UNDERWOOD.

Mr. JOHNSON. I will say that that bill will

excused. He is very sick, confined to his bed Mr. DAWSON addressed the Senate in oppolive or die at once. I shall unquestionably, on the

under the physician's care, and cannot be out. sition to the passage of the bill. He renewed rules being suspended, be entitled to the floor, and

The question being put, Mr. Alles was exarguments made by him on former occasions

it is my intention to move the previous question. cused. against the passage of similar bills, and urged ad- Mr. FITCH. My knowledge of the rules is Mr. THOMAS M. BIBIGHAUS. ditional and particular reasons why this bill should

not great, and if I yield the floor now I may lose Mr. FLORENCE. Mr. Bibighaus has left the not become a law. it altogether. I beg my friend will excuse me.

District, and gone home sick, for medical treat(See Appendix for Mr. D's speech.)


ment. I move that he be excused. Mr. UNDERWOOD. I hope the question will Mr. FITCH. I submit the following resolu- The motion was agreed to. not be taken now.

I think it would be better that tion; I cannot from its purport hope to secura Mr. LEANDER BABCOCK. No excuse offered. it should not now be taken. The truth is, that if | universal consent, and therefore move the suspen- Mr. Richard I. Bowje. No excuse offered. you force me to vote at this time, I do not know sion of the rules for the purpose of its introduc- Mr. THOMAS S. Bocock. but that I shall have to cotradict myself. I stated tion.

Mr. MEADE. Mr. Bocock went home on the other day that if my amendment was not ac- The resolution was read for information, as fol- | urgent business. ceptable to the Senate, I should still vote for the lows:

A MEMBER. The gentleman was not heard in bill. I told the worthy chairman of tbe Commit- Resolved, That we recognize the binding efficacy of the this part of the Hall. tee on Public Lands this morning, that I doubted

comprounises of the Constitution, and believe it to be the in- Mr. MEADE. Mr. Bocock has gone home. very much whether I ought to do so. And under tention of the people generally, as we hereby declare it to be

He had been unwell for several days previous to ours individually, to abide such compromises, and to susthe feelings which have been inspired by the speech tain the laws necessary to carry thein out--the provision his leaving Washington. It was not on that acof my friend from Georgia, I'really feel almost for the delivery of fugitive slaves included-and that we count that he has gone home, but, as I underdisposed to retract my former assertion, that I in

deprecate all further agitation of questions growing out of stand, to attend to some urgent business. I move tended to vote for the bill in any event.

I feel a
that provision, of the questions embraced in the acts of the

that he be excused. last Congress known as the Compromise, and of questions sense of the injustice which has been practiced generally connected with the institution of slavery as un- Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. He is out of towards the old States to such an extent, that I necessary, useless, and dangerous.

the city. That is sufficient. do not know whether, if something like justice is Mr. GOODENOW demanded the yeas and The question was taken, and Mr. Bocock was not done to my own State, I can vote for the bill. nays; which were ordered.

excused. I therefore hope that the question will not be

Mr. CABLE, of Ohio. I want to know whether Mr. John BRAGG. pressed at this late period of the day, but that it the Mormon church is included in the resolution Mr. CABELL, of Florida. Mr. BRAGG has may lie over in order that we may all think about as one of the measures of compromise?

gone home in consequence of sickness in his famit, and that, as the speaking is pretty well cver, Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. Would it ily. I move, therefore, that he be excused. when we meet again we may be prepared to take be in order to ask the gentleman to modify the The motion was agreed to. up the bill and vote upon it. There is no imme- | resolution so that it would say, “we deprecate all Mr. GEORGE H. BROWN. diate necessity for acting on the bill now. further agitation," except this. (Laughter.]

Mr. PRICE. My colleague, Mr. Brown, has

gone home on account of imperative business. I Mr. ALEXANDER R. HOLLADAY.

The motion was agreed to. move that he be excused.

Mr. EDMUNDSON. I move that Mr. HOLLA- Mr. ABRAHAM P. STEVENS. The motion was agreed to.

DAY be excused, as he went home to a sick family. Mr.HART. I move that Mr. STEVENS, of New Mr. ALEXANDER H. BUELL. The motion was agreed to.

York, be excused. He is confined to his house Mr. KING, of New York. Mr. Buell is ab- Mr. George S. HOUSTON.

by sickness. sent from the city on account of imperative busi- Mr. COBB. I suppose the House is well The motion was agreed to. ness. I move that he be excused.

aware that Mr. Houston is always in his place. Mr. CHARLES SWEETSER. The motion was agreed to.

I have no doubt that as chairman of the Commit- Mr. OLDS. I move that Mr. SWEETSER le Mr. RICHARDSON. It is very apparent that tee of Ways and Means he has gone to the De- excused. He has been called home, partly on nothing will be accomplished. I move, therefore, partment for estimates, and that is the reason why account of sickness in his family, and partly by that all further proceedings under the call be dis- he is not here.

urgent business. pensed with.

Mr. LETCHER. Mr. Houston has a child The motion was agreed to. Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. I do not see lying very ill at home.

Mr. Robert TOOMBs. that it has become so very apparent. All these Mr. GOODENOW. I would suggest to the Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. Mr. Toons gentlemen, who have been excused, cannot possi- gentleman that he should put his words nearer to- is confined to his bed in this city, and cannot posbly attend. It may be that there are other gentle- ' gether.

sibly get here. I move that he be excused. men, outside of this Hall, who can attend, and we Mr. RICHARDSON. What was the reason The motion was agreed to, want them. I insist upon the call. given?

Mr. Amos Tuck, Mr. RICHARDSON. I do not care about the The SPEAKER. For the reason stated by the Mr. GOODENOW. I move that Mr. Trekbe motion. gentleman upon the floor.

excused. He has been absent from the city for Mr. ARMISTEAD BURT.

Mr. POLk. I wish to vote understandingly. some time on important and urgent business, and Mr. ORR. My colleague, Mr. Burt, has been i I did not exactly hear the reason.

has not returned yet. absent from the city two months. He is confined Mr. HALL.' We did not hear the reason as- Mr. ORR. I would like to inquire of the genat his home by indisposition, and I move, there- signed in this part of the House. I should like tleman from Maine if Mr. Tuck is not at home fore, that he be excused. to know the reason before I vote.

canvassing the State and making speeches: The motion was agreed to.

The SPEAKER. That is the gentleman's mis- Mr. GOODENOW. I understand not. He is Mr. Joseph P. CALDWELL.. fortune. (Laughter.]

attending to urgent private business. Mr. MOREHEAD. Mr. CALDWELL has left (Cries of Question!” “Question !")

The question was then taken on Mr. Goodethe city on account of the situation of his family The question was then taken, and Mr. Houston now's motion, and it was agreed tomayes *3. at home. I move that he be excused. was excused.

noes not counted. The motion was agreed to. Mr. Thomas M. Howe.


Mr. JOHN W. HOWE. Mr. Howe went Mr. OUTLAW. Mr. Walsh is absent from Mr. TOWNSHEND. Mr. Cleveland is con- | home on account of his health, being unable to be the city. I move that he be excused. fined to his room by sickness. I move, therefore, in his seat some weeks before he left. He went The motion was agreed to. that he be excused.

under the advice of friends, and I have not yet Mr. HALL moved that further proceedings: The motion was agreed to.

heard whether he is getting better or not. I ask the call be dispensed with, Mr. ASHE. Is it in order to move that all the that he be excused.

The motion was agreed to. absent members be exensed.

The motion was agreed to.

So the further proceedings in the call were des The SPEAKER. The regular order is, that Mr. William F. HUNTER. excuses be offered as the names are called. Mr. BELL. Mr.

Hunter is lying sick at his pensed with, and the doors of the House were Mr. William F. COLCOCK. room. I move that he be excused.

Mr. BELL. I ask the unanimous consent tout Mr. McQUEEN. Mr. Colcock has returned The motion was agreed to.

the House to introduce a joint resolution of the home on account of the sickness of his family. I Mr. HORACE MANN. move that he be excused.

Mr. DAVIS, of Massachusetts. Mr. Mannis Legislature of Ohio in relation to the constructie The motion was agreed to.

in New York upon some business which will of a canal around the Falls of the Ohio, for ta Mr. Josepu S. COTTMAN. No excuse offered. detain him for some ten days. I ask that he be

purpose of having it printed.

Several MEMBERS Objected. Mr. William CULLOM.

excused. Mr. GENTRY. Mr. CULLOM has been con- The motion was agreed to.

The yeas and nays were then taken upon Mr.

Fitch's motion to suspend the rules, and there fined to his room by indisposition for several Mr. Edward C. MARSHALL, of California. No

were--yeas 119, nays 74-as follow: weeks. He is unable to attend. I move that he excuse offered.

YEAS-Messrs. Abercrombie, Willis Allen, John Am be excused.


pleton, William Appleton, Ashe, Averett, David J. Baile, The motion was agreed to.

Mr. VENABLE. Mr. HUMPHREY MARSHALL Thomas H. Bayly, Beale, Bissell, Breckenridge, Bngp Mr. John F. Darey. was at the door the moment it was shut. He is

Brooks, Albert G. Brown, Burrows, Busby, L. Carrington Mr. PHELPS. I move that Mr. Darby be ready to come in. I ask that he be excused.

Cabell, Caskie, Chastain, Churchwell, Clark, Cobb, Corts


John G. Davis, Dawson, Disney, Dockery, Edmundsou. excused. His condition--his serious indisposi- The motion was agreed to.

Evans, Ewing, Faulkner, Ficklin, Fitch, Florence, Irre. tion—is known to every member of the House. Mr. FREDERICK S. MARTIN.

man, H. M. Fuller, T. J. D. Fuller, Gamble, Gentry, Gif The motion was agreed to.

Mr. HASCALL. I ask that Mr. Martin be dings, Gilmore, Gorman, Grey, Halí, Hammond, Ishan G. Mr. Milow M. DIMMICK. excused, on account of severe indisposition.

Harris, Sampson W. Harris, Hart, Haws, Haren, Hek

dricks, Henn, Hibbard, Howard, John W. Howe, Inger Mr. McNAIR. Mr. DIMMICK has been absent The motion was agreed to.

soll, Jackson, Andrew Johnson, James Johnson, Rob for some two or three weeks, and went home on Mr. John S. MILLSON,

ert W. Johnson, George W. Jones, J. Glaney Jon account of unavoidable business. I move that he Mr. AVERETT. My colleague (Mr. Mill

Kulins, Kurtz, Landry, Letcher, Lockhart, Mace, Hun be excused.,

phrey Marshall, Mason, MeCorkle, McDonald, Mclans son left here in delicate health a few days ago, I han, McMullin, McNair, Meade, Miller, John. Mere The motion was agreed to.

in the hope that he might receive benefit by so Morehead, Morrison, Murphy, Nabers, Olds, Ontlaw, Ak Mr. Cyrus L. DUNHAM. No excuse offered. doing. I'move that he be excused.

drew Parker, Samuel W. Parker,

Peasice, Penn, Phelps Mr.John G. Floyd.

The motion was agreed to.

Polk, Porter, Powell, Richardson, Robbins, Savage, Scher

merhorn, Scurry, Origen 8. Seymour, Skelton, Smith, Mr. MURRAY. My colleague, Mr. Floyd, Mr. AHIMAN L, MINER.

Stanly, Frederick P. Stanton, Richard H. Stanton, Alex has gone home on account of sickness in his fam- Mr. HEBARD. Mr. Miner left this city a ander H. Stephens, Stone, St. Martin, Strother, Stuurt ily. I move that he be excused.

few days ago, reluctantly, to go home and attend Sutherland, Taylor, Benjamin Thompson, George W. The motion was agreed to. to some business of importance, which made it | Thompson, Venable, Ward, Watkins, Addison white.

Alexander White, Wilcox, and Williams--119. Mr. ALFRED GILMORE. No excuse offered. necessary for him to leave. I move that he be

NAYS-Messrs. Aiken, Allison, Andrews, Babeeck. Mr. Jonx Z. GOODRICH. excused.

Barrere, Bartlett, Bell, Bennett, Bowne, John H. Boyd Mr. CHAPMAN. I move that Mr. Good- The motion was agreed to.

Brenton, Joseph Cable, Lewis D. Campbell, Thompie RICH be excused, as he is in Connecticut attending Mr. John L. Robinson.

Campbell, Cartier, Chandler, Chapman, Clingman, Congr.

Daniel, G. T. Davis, Dean, Doty, Duncan, Darker, E** an important trial in which he is a party, and Mr. FITCH. Mr. Robinson being confined

man, Edgerton, Fowler, Gaylord, Goodenow, Green, Grom. where his personal attendance is necessary. to his room by sickness, 1 move that he be ex- Harper, Hascall, llebard, Horsford, T. Y. How,Jenkins, de The motion was agreed to. cused.

Johnson, D. T. Jones, G. G. King, Preston King, MeQuees. Mr. William T. Hamilton.

The motion was agreed to.

Meacham, Molony, Henry D. Moore, Murray, Newtor,

Orr, Penniman, Perkins, Price, Rantoul, Robie, Rosi. Mr. STUART. Mr. HAMILTon is unable to Mr. Joseph Russell.

Sackett, Schoolcraft, Schoonmaker, David L. Seymou. attend the House, on account of illness. I ask Mr. SEYMOUR,

of New York. I move that Smart, Snow, Benjamin Stanton, Thaddeus Stevens, Strai that he be excused. my colleague (Mr. Russell be excused. He is i burn,

Welch, Wells, Wildrick, Woodward, and Yates-74 The motion was agreed to.

now in New York, confined by very serious illMr. Junius HILLYER, ness.

So (two thirds not voting in the affirmative; the Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. Mr. HILLYER The motion was agreed to.

rules were not suspended. is absent from the city. He is at his home in Mr. Zeno Scudder.

CASE OF COLONEL D. E. MITCHELL: Georgia. I move that he be exeused.

Mr. DUNCAN. I move that Mr. Scudder be Mr. PHELPS. The other day, I submitted : The motion was agreed to.

excused. He is detained from the House by se i motion to reconsider the vote by which Senate bill Mr. COBB. I believe we are too much in- vere indisposition, and is under medical treat- || for the relief of Colonel Mitchell was referred to clined to excuse absent members. I move that ment.

the Committee of the Whole on the state of the we suspend all further proceedings.

The motion was agreed to.

Union. There is a pressing necessity that that Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. l object to it. Mr. RICHARDSON SCURRY.

bill should be acted upon. To avoid any difficulty

, Let us go through ihe roli. No persons have Mr. HOWARD. I move that Mr. Scurry be however, to the consideration of the bill, 1 more been excused who could attend,

excused. He has been indisposed for some days to suspend the rules, that we may proceed to con The question was then taken, and the House past, but if able to come to the House at all, he sider the motion to reconsider, which I submited refused to suspend the call. will be here in time to vote.

the other day.

It is suggested to me by gentlemen around ine, sion or not. I think, therefore, that it is perfectly l Gaylord, Goodenow, Hammond, Isham G. Harris, Hart, in whose knowledge of the rules I have confidence, competent for the House to suspend the rules and

Hebard, Hendricks, Hibbard, Thomas Y. How, Jenkins, that the motion to reconsider may be called up at take up this bill for consideration. It is true, a

And. Johnson, Jas. Johnson, G. W. Jones, Prsston King,

Lockhart, Mace, Mason, McQueen, Molony, Orr, Andrew any time; and I hope, therefore, there will be no motion has been made to reconsider, but I sug- Parker, Perkins, Skelton, Stuart, George W. Thompson, objection to its being called up now. gest

Townshend, Walface, Wildrick, and Woodward-44. Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. The difficulty Mr. PHELPS. I will obviate that difficulty. So the rules were suspended. is, that if that motion should prevail, the bill,

as it Mr. JOHNSON. If the gentlemen submits Mr. PHELPS. I now submit my motion, that contains an appropriation, must go to the

Com- the motion to discharge the Committee of the Whole the Committee of the Whole be discharged from mittee of the Whole on the state of the Union on the state of the Union from the further consid- the further consideration of the bill which I have again. But the proper course would be to move eration of this bill, that motion will supersede the indicated, and that the House do proceed to the to suspend the rules, in order to entertain a motion motion to reconsider.

consideration of that bill; and upon that motion I to discharge the Committee of the Whole on the Mr. PHELPS. I propose to obviate the diffi- demand the previous question. state of the Union from the further consideration culty which has been suggested in relation to this The House was divided upon seconding the of the bill. If two thirds vote for that motion, reconsideration. With the permission of the House ' demand for the previous question, and there were we can then pass the bill. I will withdraw the motion to reconsider.

Layes 85, noes 42. The SPEAKER. The Chair thinks the object Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. I will suggest So the previous question was seconded; and could be attained by either mode, but as the mo- | to the gentleman before he withdraws his motion The main question was then ordered. tion to reconsider is pending, it would be more to reconsider, that he so modify his present mo- The question was taken, and the committee was regular to dispose of that motion,

tion as to make it a motion to suspend the rules discharged from the further consideration of the Mr. JONES, of Tennessee. If the gentleman to bring the bill before the House for considera- bill-ayes 98, noes 40. from Missouri will, with the unanimous consent tion, and that he do not withdraw the motion to Mr. PHELPS. The bill is, I believe, now beof the House, withdraw his motion to reconsider, reconsider.

fore the House for consideration. he can then move to discharge the Committee of Mr. PHELPS. I prefer, with the permission The SPEAKER. The question is upon orderthe Whole on the state of the Union from the of the House, to withdraw the motion to recon- | ing it to a third reading. further consideration of the bill.

sider, and to move that the committee be discharged Mr. PHELPS. I desire to say a word or two The SPEAKER. Is there objection that the from the further consideration of the bill, and that in explanation of the bill. motion to reconsider be taken up

the House do now proceed to its consideration. Several Members. Move the previous question. Mr. KING, of New York, objected.

There was no objection, and the motion to re- Mr. PHELPS. Very well;' I move the preMr. PHELPS. I move, then, to suspend the consider was withdrawn.

vious question upon ordering the bill to be read a rules.

Mr. HARRIS, of Tennessee. I rise to this third time. The SPEAKER. For what purpose?

question of order: I think it was decided the other (Cries of“ Question!" "Question !"] Mr. PHELPS. For the purpose of submitting day that the Committee of the Whole on the state Mr. JONES, of Tennessee. I move to lay the a motion to discharge the Committee of the Whole of the Union could not be discharged from the bill upon the table. on the state of the Union from the further consid- consideration of a subject until the committee had The question was taken, and the House refused eration of the bill. first had that subject under consideration.

to lay the bill upon the table. Mr. JONES, of Tennessee. Is that motion de- Mr. CLINGMAN. Oh, no; there was no such The previous question was then seconded, and batable? decision.

the main question ordered to be put. The SPEAKER. It is not.

Mr. HARRIS. I understand that such has The bill was then ordered to a third reading. Mr. JONES. Well; that motion ought not lo been the practice of the House, and the decision The bill, being a bill for the relief of Lieutenant be agreed lo. of the House.

Colonel Mitchell, of Missouri, was read through. Mr. KING, of New York. In order to under- The SPEAKER. It was decided by the House Mr. PHELPS said: Mr. Speaker, I now desire stand this question, I wish to know if the bill that debate could not be closed upon a proposition | to say a few words. in explanation of the bill. does not make an appropriation of money, and is in Committee of the Whole on the state of the (Cries of "No!" "No!" "Move the previous not, therefore, required by the rules of the House Union, until it had been first considered in that question !"] to be considered in committee?

committee; but the Chair is not aware of any Mr. PHELPS. The question has been asked Mr. JOHNSON, of Arkansas. One more ques- | decision that the House could not discharge that how it is that this amount has been increased from tion, in order, if possible, to render this matter a committee from the further consideration of a sub- $30,000 to $100,000. In reply to that question, I little plainer. I understand that the bill has been ject, before it had been under consideration in | will say that Mr. Harmony first presented his referred to the Committee of the Whole on the committee.

claim to the House of Representatives, upon which state of the Union, and that a motion has been Mr.JONES, of Tennessee. I ask for the read- a favorable report was made. He presented in his submitted in reconsider the vote by which it was 'ing of the 133d rule.

memorial evidence that property of his, to the so referred; nevertheless, it has been referred to It was read by the Clerk, as follows:

amount of some $80,000, had been taken by Col. the committee, and if we now discharge the com- “ All proceedings touching appropriations of money shall onel Mitchell under the command of his superior mittee, we shall supersede the motion to reconsid

first be discussed in Committee of the Whole House. er. I hope, therefore, that the motion to suspend : in Committee of the Whole House at all, and

Mr. JONES. This bill has not been discussed

officer-Colonel Doniphan. But finding that his

claim met with no quarter in Congress, or at least the rules will prevail.

that his prospects were not very flattering; and Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, called for the read therefore, according to the rule which has been just ' finding Colonel Mitchell—who is a resident of the ing of the bill.

read, no other disposition can be made of it until State of Missouri-in the city of New York, inThe Clerk read the bill. it has been first discussed there.

stituted a suit against him in the district court of Mr. JONES. I should like to inquire of some Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. That is the

the United States for the southern district of New gentleman who knows, what is the amount of ap- very rule which we want to suspend.

York. Colonel Mitchell informed the Secretary propriation involved in this bill?

The SPEAKER. The Chair decides that it is

of the Treasury that a suit had been commenced The SPEAKER. Debate is not in order. competent for the House to suspend that as well as tion of order. This bill has, by a yote of the suspended in order to enable the gentleman from Treasury examined the

case, and the district atMr. HARRIS, Of Tennessee. I rise to a ques. any other rule. The question is, Shall the rules be against him, and also informed him of the evidence House, been referred to the Committee of the Missouri (Mr. Phelps) to submit his motion?

torney for that district was ordered to defend the Whole on the state of the Union. I understand Mr. JONES. Upon that motion I demand the case. Colonel Mitchell also employed an attorney the gentleman from Missouri (Mr. Phelps] now yeas and nays.

to aid in the defence of the case. A trial was had, makes a motion to reconsider the vote by which The yeas and nays were ordered.

and judgment to the amount of some $95,000 was the bill was so referred. Now, while that motion

The question was then taken, and the result obtained against him. But the plaintiff had no is pending, the bill does not go to the committee. I was-yeas 129, nays 44, as follows:

means of satisfying that judgment, because ColoIt cannot go there until the motion to reconsider

YEAS–Messrs. Abercrombie,

Willis Allen, John Apple nel Mitchell had no property under the jurisdiction has been disposed of. Now, I ask, is it compe- Barrere, Bartlet, Beale, Bell, Breckexridge, Briggs, Amber of that court. A transcript of the judgment was tent for the House to discharge the Committee of

G. Brown, Burrows, Busby, E. Carrington Cabell, 'l'homp- therefore taken to Missouri, and a suit commenced the Whole from the consideration of a bill which son Campbell, Chandler, Chastain, Clingman, Conger, Cur- , in the county where Mitchell resided, and a judghas not gone to that committee at all? I think it tis, Daniel, George T. Davis, Dawson, Dean, Disney, Dock- l ment has been obtained against him for one huvis not.

ner, Ficklin, Fitch, Florence, Henry M. Fuller, Thomas J. i dred and odd thousand dollars, and the execution The SPEAKER. The Chair is of the opinion D. Fuller, Gamble, Gentry, Giddings, Gilmore, Gorinan, " placed in the hands of an officer, to be levied upon that it is competent for the House to suspend the Green, Grey, Grow Hall, il arper, Haws, Hascall, Haven, Mitchell's property. rules for that purpose.

It is, perhaps, unfortunate for Mitchell, that he Mr. JOHNSON, of Arkansas. I think I have Johnson, Robert W. Johnson, Daniel T. Jones, J. Glancy

is able to meet this execution. I say it is unforthe right to say a single word in explanation of shall, McCorkle, McDonald, McLanahan, MeMullin, Mc tunate, because if Congress refused to afford him this motion.

Nair, Meacham, Meade, Miller, Henry D. Moore, John relief, his property will have to be sacrificed, and The SPEAKER. The Chair would hear the Newton, Oids, Outlaw, Peasiee, Penniman, Pobles, obliki indemnify him for

the consequences of having Moore, Morehead, Morrison, Murphy, Murray, Nabers,

he will then have a just claim upon Congress to gentleman with the greatest pleasure, if it be not objected to.

Sackett, Schermerhorn, Schoolcraft, Schoonmaker, Scurry obeyed the orders of his superior military officer, Mr. JOHNSON. What I have to say is this: David L. Seymour, Origen S. Seymour, Smart, Smitti, and that in defence of his country. when the bill was referred to the Committee of the Snow, Stanly, Benjamin Stanton, Richard 11. Stanton, Alex

Mr. CLINGMAN. I desire to ask the gentleWhole on the state of the Union, according to the Strother, Sutherland, Taylor, Benjamin 'Thompson, Thurs

man if it be true, as was stated the other day, that practice of the House hitherto, such reference con- ton, Venable, Walbridge, Ward, Washburn, Watkins, Governor Marcy was employed as counsel for the stituted a fulfillment of the rule; therefore a motion Welch, Wells, Addison White, Alexander White, Wilcox, defence in the suit? made subsequently to take it out of committee,

Williams, and Yates--129.
NAY:.-Messrs. Averett, Babcock, John H. Boyd, Bren-

Mr. PHELPS. Governor Marcy was Secre. does not interfere with the requirement of the rule, i toni

, Joseph Cable, Cartter, Caskie, Chapman, Churchwell,

tary of War at the time the property was taken no matter whether the bill has been up for discus- li Clark, Cobb, John G. Davis, Durkce, Edgerton, Fowler, Il by order of Colonel Doniphan. He was er

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