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So the House refused to adjourn.

Mr. Colfax moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill of the House (H. R. 647) amendatory of the laws regulating the rate of postage was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads; which motion was passed over.

Mr. Eliot moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill of the House (H. R. 657) to prohibit the Chinese "coolie trade'' by American citizens in American vessels was recommitted to the Committee on Commerce; which motion was passed over.

And then,

On motion of Mr. Burnett, at 5 o'clock and 15 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 1860.

The following petitions, memorials, and other papers, were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the 24th rule of the House, to wit:

By Mr. Hutchins: The petition of citizens of the State of Ohio, praying for a general bankrupt law; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Colfax: The petition of citizens of the State of Indiana, for a mail-route from Bourbon to Peru; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Davidson: The petition of Etheled Stafford, praying for an invalid pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. James M. Leach: The petition of the children of Edward and Elizabeth Harris-heretofore referred January 28, 1858; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

Also, the petition of the children of John and Elizabeth Wilsonheretofore referred January 28, 1858;

Also, the petition of the children of David and Sarah Kerr-heretofore referred January 28, 1858;

Also, the petition of the children of Hillery Willey-heretofore referred February 4, 1858.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. Humphrey: The notarial copies of the papers in the case of the schooner Mary Elizabeth; which were referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

By Mr. Somes: The memorial of Augustus Haines and others, for an appropriation for improving the navigation of Saco river; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. William C. Anderson: The papers connected with the claim of Thomas Hughes, praying for an increase of pension.

By Mr. Wells: The memorial of Susan Boys, praying for a pension.

Ordered, That the said papers and memorial be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Larrabee: Two petitions of citizens of the State of Wisconsin, praying for a uniform bankrupt law; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Larrabee: The petition of citizens of the State of Wisconsin, in favor of the sale of the Fort Howard reservation; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Sherman: The petition of C. L. Burton and others, citizens of the State of Ohio, praying an appropriation for the improvement of the harbor at Vermillion, in said State; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Sherman, by unanimous consent, offered the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That all debate in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union on the bill of the House (H. R. 499) entitled "A bill to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the 30th of June, 1860,” shall cease in one hour after its consideration is resumed; and the committee shall then proceed to vote on such amendments as may be pending or offered to the same, and shall then report it to the House with such amendments as may have been agreed to by the committee.

On motion of Mr. Sherman, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Israel Washburn, jr., reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the bill of the House (H. R. 499) to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the 30th of June, 1860, had come to no resolution thereon.

When

Mr. Theaker, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled a bill and resolutions of the following titles, viz:

S. 229. An act for the relief of Angelina C. Bowman, widow of Francis L. Bowman, late captain United States army.

S. Res. 4. A resolution to allow credit to certain disbursing officers therein mentioned.

S. Res. 24. A resolution for the compensation of Rev. R. R. Richards, late chaplain to the United States penitentiary, in the District of Columbia. When The Speaker signed the same.

The Speaker having announced as the regular order of business the preamble and resolution submitted by Mr. Boubam yesterday and pending at the adjournment

By unanimous consent, it was
Ordered, That there be a call of the House.

The roll having been called, the following named members failed to answer to their names, viz:

Mr. Alexander R. Boteler, Mr. George Briggs, Mr. John Y. Brown, Mr. Silas M. Burroughs, Mr. Sherrard Clemens, Mr. David Clopton, Mr. Clark B. Cochrane, Mr. Samuel S. Cox, Mr. Thomas G. Davidson,

Mr. John G. Davis, Mr. Reuben Davis, Mr. Daniel C. De Jarnette,
Mr. William H. Dimmick, Mr. Alfred Ely, Mr. John F. Farnsworth,
Mr. Reuben E. Fenton, Mr. Orris S. Ferry, Mr. Philip B. Fouke, Mr.
Muscoe R. H. Garnett, Mr. James H. Graham, Mr. Galusha A. Grow,
Mr. Chapin Hall, Mr. John B. Haskin, Mr. Thomas C. Hindman, Mr.
James Jackson, Mr. John W. Killinger, Mr. Lucius Q. C. Lamar, Mr.
Elbert S. Martin, Mr. William Millward, Mr. William Montgomery,
Mr. John T. Nixon, Mr. Samuel 0. Peyton, Mr. John H. Reynolds,
Mr. Daniel E. Sickles, Mr. James A. Stewart, Mr. William Stewart,
Mr. Charles R. Train, Mr. John W. H. Underwood, Mr. Zebulon B.
Vance, Mr. Charles H. Van Wyck. Mr. Edward Wade, Mr. Ellihu B.
Washburne, Mr. William G. Whiteley, Mr. James Wilson, Mr. John
Wood, and Mr. John V. Wright.

When,
By unanimous consent, it was

Ordered, That all further proceedings in the call be dispensed with. The question was then stated, Shall the resolution pass ?

Yeas ....... And it was decided in the negative,

........ 69

mms Nays ................. 113 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

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Mr. Thomas D. Eliot Mr. Dwight Loomis

Mr. Christopher Robinson
Emerson Etheridge
Peter E Love

James C Robinson
Stephen C. Foster
Owen Lovejoy

Homer E. Royce
Augustus Frank
Robert Mallory

Thomas Ruffin
Lucius J. Gartre'l
Gilman Harston

John Schwartz
Daniel W. Gooch
Charles D. Martin

George W Scranton
John A Gurley
James B. McKean

Charles B Sedgwick
Thomas Hardeman, jr. Robert Mcknight

John Sherman
John T. Harris
Edward McPherson

Otho R. Singleton
Robert Hatton
W. Porcher Miles

William N. H. Smith
William Helmick
John S. Millson

Daniel E. Somies
Charles B. Hoard
Laban T. Moore

Elbridge G. Spaulding
George S. Houston
Sydenham Moore

Francis E. Spinner
William Howard
Justin S. Morrill -

William B Stokes
James Humphrey
Edward Joy Morris

Cydnor B. Tompkins
John Hutchins
Isaac N. Morris

Carey A Trimble
William Irvine
Abraham B Olin

Clement L. Vall, ndigham
John J. Jones
George W. Palmer

William Vandever
Benjamin F. Junkin
George H. Pindleton

John P Verree
Lawrence M. Keitt
John J. Perry

E.P. Walton
Francis W. Kellogg
John U. Pettit

Cadwalader C. Washburn
Davit Kilgore
Albert G. Porter

Israel Washburn, jr.
De Witt C. Leach
Emory B Pottle

Alfred Wells
James M Leach
James M Quarles

William Windom
M. Lind ey Lee
Alexander H. Rice

John Woodruff.
Henry C. Long ecker Jetur R. Riggs
So the resolution was disagreed to.

Mr. Sherman 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. Barksdale, by unanimous consent, presented the memorial of the legislature of the State of Mississippi, praying the cession of certain public lands to aid in the construction of the Gulf and Ship Island railroad; which was laid upon the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Brabson, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 662) to aid in the construction of railroads to the Pacific ocean; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the select committee on the subject of railroads to the Pacific ocean, and ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. John Cochrane, by unanimous consent, Ordered. That the further consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 114) "further to provide for the safety of passengers on vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam”? be postponed until the third Tuesday in May next.

Mr. Burnett, by unanimous consent, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported a bill (H. R. 663) to authorize divorces in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. William Smith, by unanimous consent, offered the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of paying to the commander and lieutenants of the revenue steamer Harriet Lane, while attached to the Paraguay expedition and under the orders of the Navy Department, the same pay as is allowed to officers of similar rank in the navy.

On motion of Mr. Sherman, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Israel Washburn, jr., reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the bill of the House (H. R. 499) to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the 30th of June, 1860, and the amendments of the Senate to the bill of the House (H. R. 5) entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending the 30th of June, 1861, had directed him to report the former with sundry amendments, and that the committee had come to no resolution upon the latter.

The House having proceeded to the consideration of the bill of the House No. 499, just reported with sundry amendments

Mr. Sherman moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation chereof the 1st, 2d, 3d, and 4th amendments were severally read and agreed to.

Mr. Branch moved, at 4 o'clock and 12 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to

Mr. Phelps moved that the votes by which the said amendments were agreed to be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Hoard, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the petition and papers of the heirs of Jacob Wed, heretofore reported upon adversely from the Committee of Claims, be rereferred to the said committee.

Mr. Branch moved, at 4 o'clock and 15 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

The 5th amendment reported to the bill of the House No. 499 was then read as follows, viz:

Insert the words, « To pay George G. Durham for twenty-two months' service as clerk in the office of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, the sum of twenty-five hundred and sixty-six dollars and fifty-two cents.

And the question being put, Will the House agree thereto?
It was decided in the affirmative, 3

: Yeas................... 85

vi Nays ................... 45 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
Cyrus Aldrich
Williain A len
John B. Alley
Thomas ... Anderson
James M. Ashley
Elijah Babbitt
John A. Bingham
Samuel S. Blair
Harrison G. Blake
William D. Brayton
George Briggs
James Buffinton
Anson Burlingame
Alfred A. Burnham

Mr. James H. Campbell

Luther C. Carter
Charles Case
Horace F. Clark
John B. Clark
Clark B. Cochrane
Schuyler Colfax
Roscoe Conkling
John Covode
Samuel R. Curtis
Henry L Dawes
R. Holland Duell
W. McKee Dunn
Thomas M. Edwards
Thomas D Eliot
Emerson Etheridge

Mr. Thomas B. Florence

Stephen C. Foster
Augustus Frank
Ezra B. French
John A. Gurley
Jannes T. Hale
J. Morrison Harris
Charles B. Hvard
William Howard
George W. Hughes
John Hutchins
William Irvine
Benjamin F Junkin
Francis W. Kellogg
Jacob M. Kunkel
De Witt C. Leach

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