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with a recommendation that the said amendment to the amendment be non-concurred in.

After debate,

The question was put, Will the House agree to the said amend. ment to the amendment?

And it was decided in the negative.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. McPherson, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, to whom was referred the petition of James Harrington, made an adverse report thereon; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Duell, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made adverse reports upon the petitions of Mary Helmer, child of Ebenezer Osgood; of Luke Putnam; and of George Parkhurst; which were severally laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Fenton, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of the heirs of Nathaniel Heard, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 631) for their relief; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Haskin, from the Committee on Public Expenditures, reported the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, requested to furnish the House of Representatives with a copy of the contract entered into on the 230 January, 1854, between William H. Deggs and Francis H. Smith and Montgomery C. Meigs, acting for and on behalf of the United States; a statement showing what was done by the said Deggs and Smith, or their assignees or substitutes, under said contract; what interest William H. Degroot has or had in said contract; and particularly and fully what has been done by the said Secretary in pursuance of the following resolution, and whether the said Degroot has not been settled with by the government, in compliance with the terms of the said resolution:

"Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled : That the Secretary of the Treasury shall settle and adjust with all the parties, respectively, interested therein, on principles of justice and equity, all damages, losses and liabilities incurred or sustained by said parties, respectively, on account of their contract for manufacturing brick for the Washington aqueduct; and he is hereby directed to pay the amount found due by such settlement and adjustment out of the appropriation made for paying the liabilities for the said aqueduct by the act making appropriations for certain civil expenses of the government for the year ending June 30, 1857, approved the 18th of August, 1856: Provided, That the said parties first surrender to the United States all the brick made, together with all the machinery and appliances, and other personal property prepared for executing the said contract, and that the said contract be cancelled.

"Approved March 3, 1857.”

Mr. Haskin moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed toittee on Private Li

Mr. Noell, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the petition of the heirs of William P. McCully, deceased, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (II. R. 632) for their relief; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, inade the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Noell, from the same committee, to whom were referred bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 292. A bill for the relief of Lewis W. Chatfield;
H. R. 294. A bill for the relief of Jacob Ammon; and

H. R. 293. A bill for the relief of Nancy Bukey, widow of John Bukey; reported the same severally with a recommendation that they do not pass, accompanied by adverse reports in writing thereon.

Ordered, That the said bills be laid on the table, and that the reports be printed.

Mr. Cadwalader C. Washburn, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 42) for the relief of the heirs and legal representatives of Mark Elisha, reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time. It was accordingly read the third time and passed. Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith. Mr. Cadwalader C. Washburn moved that the vote by which the said bill was passed be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Bouligny, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of Camilla C. A. Ponce, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 633) for her relief; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Blair, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of Charles Triche and Edward Rodrigue, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 634) for their relief; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Woodson, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 635. A bill for the relief of Erastus S. Joslyn;

H. R. 636. A bill for the relief of M. M. Marmaduke and others; accompanied by reports in writing in each case; which bills were severally read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bills and reports ordered to be printed.

Mr. Woodson, from the same committee, reported a bill (II. R. 637)

accompanicead a first and second of the day for to

to settle the titles to cert in lands set apart for the use of certain half-breed Kansas Indians in Kansas Territory, accompanied by a report in writing thereon; which bill was read a first and second time.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.

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

Mr. Woodson moved that the vote by which the said bill was passed be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Briggs, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, to whom was referred the petition of the heirs of Abraham Livingston, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 638) for their relief; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Buffinton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Maurice K. Simons, of Jackson county, Texas, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 639) for his relief; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for tomorrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Buffinton, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petitions of David Sayre and Hugh Ferguson, made adverse reports thereon; which were laid upon the table, and ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Buffinton, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of George Hall, and that the same be laid upon the table.

Mr. Pendleton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Wendell Trout, reported a bill (H. R. 640) for his relief; which bill was read a first and second time.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.

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

Mr. Pendleton moved that the vote by which the said bill was passed be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Morse, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Samuel A. Coale, jr., made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 641) for his relief; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Morse, from the same committee, made an adverse report upon the petition of certain assistant engineers of the navy; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Curry, from the same committee, made adverse reports upon the petitions of Alphonse Barbot and Eliza M. Archer, widow of

ported

Daniel, a bill was realouse, mared to be prom was

Richard C. Archer; which were severally laid on the table, and or.' dered to be printed.

Mr. Babbitt, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, reported a bill (H. R. 642) for the relief of the surviving children of John McDaniel, a soldier of the revolution, accompanied by a report in writing; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for tomorrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Delano, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of Sarah Howard, widow of James Howard, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 643) for her relief; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Delano, frorn the same committee, to whom were referred the petitions of Samuel Remick and Abigail Huntley and others, made adverse reports thereon; which were laid upon the table, and ordered to be printed.

A message in writing was received from the President of the United States, by J. Buchanan, his private secretary; which was handed in at the Speaker's table.

Mr. Potter, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 644. A bill for the relief of the children of Nathaniel Emer

son:

H. R. 645. A bill for the relief of Mary Hopper; accompanied by a report in writing in each case; which bills were sev. erally read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bills and reports ordered to be printed.

Mr. Potter, from the same committee, made adverse reports upon the petitions of the heirs of Obadiah Hardesty and of the children of Daniel Starr; which were severally laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Potter, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Mary Douglass, daughter of Robert Douglass and niece of William Douglass, and that the same be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Potter, from the same committee, reported the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions be authorized to employ a clerk for the present session, at the usual compensation of four dollars per diem for each day's service actually performed, to be certified by the chairman.

After debate,

Mr. Thomas moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered and put, viz: Will the House agree thereto?

And it was decided in the affirmative, Navs................

Yeas............... 90

56 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. Charles F. Adams

Green Adams
Garnett B. Adrain
Cyrus Aldrich
John B. Alley
William C. Anderson
James M. Ashley
Charles L. Beale
John A. Bingham
Samuel S. Blair
Harrison G. Blake
John E. Bouligny
Reese B. Brabson
William D. Brayton
Francis M. Bristow
James Buffinton
Anson Burlingame
Alfred A. Burnham
John Carey
Luther C. Carter
Charles Case
Schuyler Colfax
Thomas Corwin
Sarnuel R. Curtis
H. Winter Davis
Henry L. Dawes
Charles Delano
R. Holland Duel
W. McKee Dunn
Sidney Edgerton

Mr. Thomas M. Edwards

Thomas ). Eliot
Alfred Ely
Emerson Etheridge
Reuben E. Fenton
Thomas B. Florence
Stephen C. Foster
Philip B. Fouke
Augustus Frank
Ezra B. French
Daniel W. Gooch
John A. Gurley
James T. Hale
J. Morrison Harris
William Helmick
John Hickman
Joshua Hill
William Howard
John Hutchins
Francis W. Kellogg
William Kellogg
M. Lindley Lee
Henry C. Longnecker
Dwight Loomis
Robert Mallory
Robert McKnight
Edward McPherson
William Millward
James K. Moorhead
Justin S, Morrill

Mr. Edward Joy Morris

Isaac N. Morris
Freeman H. Morse
Thomas A. R. Nelson
John J. Perry
John U. Petit
Albert G. Porter
John F. Potter
Christopher Robinson
Hower E. Royce
John Schwartz
George W. Scranton
Elbridge G. Spaulding
Francis E. Spinner
Benjamin Stanton
Thaddeus Stevens
Mason W. Tappan
Thomas C Theaker
Cydnor B. Tompkins
Carey A. Trimble
William Vandever
Henry Waldron
E. P. Walton
Cadwalader C. Washburr.
Israel Washburn, jr.
Edwin H. Webster
Alfred Wells
James Wilson
John Woodruff
Samuel H. Woodson.

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. William Allen

Mr. George S. Hawkins Thomas L. Anderson

George S. Houston
John D. Ashmore

Albert G. Jenkins
William T. Avery

John J. Jones
William Barksdale

Charles H. Larrabee
Thomas S. Bocock

John A Logan
Lawrence O'B. Brunch Peter E. Love
George Briggs

Charles D. Martin
Henry C. Burnett

John A. McClernand.
John B Clark

John J. McRae williamson R. W. Cobb John S. Millson George B. Cooper

William Montgomery
Martin J. Crawford

Sydenham Moore
Jabez L, M. Curry

William E. Niblack
Lucius J. Gartrell

John W. Noell
Andrew J Hamilton

George II. Pendleton
Thomas Hardeman, jr. John S. Phelps
John T. Harris

James L. Pugh
Robert Hatton

James M. Quarles

Mr. John H. Reagan

Jetur R. Riggs
Thomas Ruthin
Albert Rust
Daniel E. Sickles
Otho R. Singleton
William Sinith
William N. H. Smith
James A. Stallworth
John W. Stevenson
William B. Stokes
Lansing Stout
Miles Taylor
James H. Thomas
John W. H. Underwood
Clement L. Vallandighain
Zebulon B. Vance
William G. Whiteley.

So the resolution was agreed to.

Mr. Potter moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Curtis, by unanimous cousent, from the select committee on the Pacific railroad, reported a bill (II. R. 646) to secure contracts,

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