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So the fifth amendment was agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Gartrell, at 4 o'clock and 30 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1860.
The following petitider the 24th rule the citizens
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. Buffinton: The petition of the citizens of Westport, in the State of Massachusetts, praying for an appropriation for the construction of a light-house at the mouth of Westport river; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.
By Mr. Briggs: The petition of Yeiland Foreman, asking an appropriation to construct apparatus for lifting vessels over bars; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.
By Mr. Farnsworth: The memorial of citizens of the State of Illinois, on the subject of slavery in Territories to be hereafter acquired.
By Mr. French: The memorial of Samuel Bromberg, praying for compensation for extra services while he was consul of the United States at Hamburg
Ordered, That the said memorials be referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
By Mr. Hughes: The papers relating to the petition of John Jordan, . praying for a pension.
By Mr. Woodruff: The petition of Lucretia Gardner, widow of Francis R. Gardner, praying for a pension.
Ordered, That the said papers and petition be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. Foster: The petition of citizens of the State of Maine, praying for the continuance of the light at St. Croix River lighthouse; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.
By Mr. Phelps: The petition of citizens of the State of Missouri, praying for the confirmation of entries of land made under the graduation law; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.
By Mr. Millson: The petition of Captain William M. Armstrong, praying that his pay as captain may commence from the date of his present rank; which was referred to the Comunittee on Naval Affairs.
By Mr. Verree: The petition of David S. Brown and others, citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, praying for increased duties on imports; which was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.
By Mr. Pendleton: The memorial of Thomas H. C. Allen and others, asking protection for persons and property in Arizona; which was referred to the Committee on the Territories.
By Mr. Farnsworth: The petition of citizens of the State of Illinois, praying for the suppression of the African slave trade; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Navy, in answer to a resolution of the House of the 1st ultimo, calling for the “evidence taken by the board of navy officers for investigating the condition of the navy yards,” and also a resolution of the House of the 6th instant calling for “the action of the Navy Department thereon; which was referred to the Committee ou Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed.
Mr. Laban T. Moore, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:
Resolved, That the Postmaster of this House inform the House, at the earliest possible moment, what amount of stationery has been delivered and charged to each committee for the present Congress.
On motion of Mr. Hickman, by unanimous consent, the bill of the Senate (S. 344) to amend an act entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish a criminal court in the District of Columbia' '' was taken from the Speaker's table and read a first and second time.
Pending the question on its third reading,
Mr. Hickman moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the bill was ordered to be read a third time.
It was accordingly read the third time and passed.
Mr. Hickman 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.
On motion of Mr. Noell, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That leave be granted for the withdrawal from the files
of the House of the papers in the case of Adolphus Glaevecke, and that the same be referred to the Court of Claims.
Mr. Theaker, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined and found truly enrolled a bill and resolution of the following titles, viz:
S. 92. An act authorizing the courts to adjudicate the claim of the legal representatives of the Sieur de Bonne and of the Chevalier de Repentigny to certain land at the Sault Ste. Marie, in the State of Michigan; and
S. Res. 23. A resolution in regard to the minister from Japan.
The House then proceeded, as the regular order of business, to the consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 499) to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1860; the pending question, when the House adjourned yesterday, being on the 6th and only remaining amendment reported thereto from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
And the question being put, Will the House agree to the said amendment?
It was decided in the negative. Under the further operation of the previous question the bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time. The question then being on its passage. Mr. Sherman moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered and put, viz: Shall the bill pass ?
- Yeas ............... 79 And it was decided in the affirmative, 3
Nays ............... 63 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are
Mr. Charles F. Adams
Mr. Chorles Delano
Thomas M. Edwards
Mr. John A. McClernand
James B. McKean
So the bill was passed.
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.
Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said bill.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Hickey, their Chief Clerk:
S. 371. An act for the relief of certain settlers in the State of Iowa; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.
The Senate insist upon their amendments to the amendment of the House to the bill of the Senate (S. 192) authorizing the corporation of Washington city to make a loan and issue stock for two hundred thousand dollars for building a market-house, ask a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon, and have appointed Mr. Brown, Mr. Johuson, of Arkansas, and Mr. Foot the committee of conference on the part of the Senate.
I am also directed to notify the House of the orders of the Senate to print certain documents.
The President of the United States has notified the Senate that he did, on the 13th instant, approve and sign bills of the following titles, viz:
S. 78. An act for the relief of Francis Hüttmann; and
S. 306. An act to settle the titles to lands along the boundary line between the States of Georgia and Florida.
And on the 14th instant, a bill of the following title, viz:
Mr. Sherman moved that the House resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of Union.
endments or for the year appropria.
· Pending which,
On motion of Mr. Sherman, Ordered, That the bill of the House (H. R. 5) making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending the 30th of June, 1861, with the amendments of the Senate thereto, be made a special order for this day and until disposed of.
The question then recurred on the former motion of Mr. Sherman. And being put, it was decided in the affirmative.
The House accordingly 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. William Kellogg reported that the Committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the amendments of the Senate to the bill of the House (H. R. 5) making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending the 30th of June, 1861, had come to no resolution thereon.
On motion of Mr. Sherman, Resolved, That all debate in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union on the amendments of the Senate to the bill of the House No. 5 (Military Academy) shall cease in one hour and a half after the committee shall resume their consideration, and the committee shall then proceed to vote on such amendments as shall be pending or offered thereto, and shall then report them to the House with such amendments as may be agreed to.
Mr. Bonham having proposed to submit the following resolution, viz:
Resolved. That when this House adjourns on Friday next, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, the 30th of April instant, and that a message be sent to the Senate asking its consent thereto,
And objection being made to the reception of the same, .
The Speaker pro tem. (Mr. Phelps in the chair) decided, in conformity with former decisions of the chair, which had been acquiesced in by the House, that the said resolution, being a privileged question, was in order.
From this decision of the Chair Mr. Israel Washburn, jr., appealed. Pending which,
Mr. Sherman moved, at 5 o'clock and 10 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn.
Mr. Duell, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Sarah S. Stafford, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 664) 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 tomorrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.
Mr. Pettit, by unanimous consent, from the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress, reported a bill (H. R. 665) to amend an act approved February 5, 1859, entitled "An act providing for keeping and distributing all public documents, and for other purposes;" which