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Two messages in writing were received from the President of the United States, by J. Buchanan, jr., his private secretary; which were handed in at the Speaker's table.

On motion of Mr. Tappan, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the private calendar; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Winslow reported that the committee having had under consideration the bill of the House (H. R. 240) for the relief of Cassius M. Clay, had found itself without a quorum, and that he had caused the roll to be called; when it appeared that the following named members were absent, viz:

Mr. Green Adams, Mr. Garnett B. Adrain, Mr. John B. Alley, Mr. Elijah Babbitt, Mr. William Barksdale, Mr. Charles L. Beale, Mr. Samuel S. Blair, Mr. Thomas S. Bocock, Mr. John E. Bouligny, Mr. Lawrence O'B. Branch, Mr. John Y. Brown, Mr. John C. Burch, Mr. Henry C. Burnett, Mr. Silas M. Burroughs, Mr. Horace F. Clark, Mr. John B. Clark, Mr. Sherrard Clemens, Mr. David Clopton, Mr. Clark B. Cochrane, Mr. John Cochrane, Mr. John Covode, Mr. Samuel S. Cox, Mr. James Craig, Mr. Burton Craige, Mr. Thomas G. Davidson, Mr. H. Winter Davis, Mr. John G. Davis, Mr. Reuben Davis, Mr. Daniel C. De Jarnette, Mr. William H. Dimmick, Mr. R. Holland Duell, Mr. Sidney Edgerton, Mr. Henry A. Edmundson, Mr. Alfred Ely, Mr. William H. English, Mr. John F. Farnsworth, Mr. Reuben E. Fenton, Mr. Stephen C. Foster, Mr. Philip B. Fouke, Mr. Ezra B. French, Mr. James H. Graham, Mr. Galusha A. Grow, Mr. James T. Hale, Mr. Chapin Hall, Mr. Andrew J. Hamilton, Mr. Thomas Hardeman, jr., Mr. John B. Haskin, Mr. John Hickman, Mr. Joshua Hill, Mr. Thomas C. Hindman, Mr. James Jackson, Mr. Albert G. Jenkins, Mr. Benjamin F. Junkin, Mr. Jacob M. Kunkel, Mr. Lucius Q. C. Lamar, Mr. Charles H. Larrabee, Mr. DeWitt C. Leach, Mr. John A. Logan, Mr. Owen Lovejoy, Mr. William B. Maclay, Mr. Charles D. Martin, Mr. Elbert S. Martin, Mr. John A. McClernand, Mr. John McQueen, Mr. Williain Millward, Mr. William Montgomery, Mr. John T. Nixon, Mr. John J. Perry, Mr. Samuel 0. Peyton, Mr. John F. Potter, Mr. Emory B. Pottle, Mr. James L. Pugh, Mr. John H. Reynolds, Mr. Thomas Ruffin, Mr. Daniel E. Sickles, Mr. William E. Simms, Mr. William Smith, Mr. Elbridge G. Spaulding, Mr. James A. Stallworth, Mr. Benjamin Stanton, Mr. Thaddeus Stevens, Mr. John W. Stevenson, Mr. James A. Stewart, Mr. William Stewart, Mr. Lansing Stout, Mr. John L. N. Stratton, Mr. Miles Taylor, Mr. Eli Thayer, Mr. Charles R. Train, Mr. John W. H. Underwood, Mr. Clement L. Vallandigham, Mr. Charles H. Van Wyck, Mr. John P. Verree, Mr. Edward Wade, Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne, Mr. Edwin H. Webster, Mr. William G. Whiteley, Mr. John Wood, and Mr. Samuel H. Woodson.

A quorum having appeared,

The House again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the private calendar; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Winslow reported that the committee having had under consideration the bill of the House (H. R. 240) for the relief of Cassius M. Clay, had again found itself without

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a quorum, and that he had caused the roll to be called, when it appeared that the following named members were absent, viz:

Mr. Green Adams, Mr. Garnett B. Adrain, Mr. John B. Alley, Mr. James M. Ashley, Mr. Elijah Babbitt, Mr. William Barksdale, Mr. Charles L. Beale, Mr. Samuel S. Blair, Mr. Thomas S. Bocock, Mr. Milledge L. Bonham, Mr. John E. Bouligny, Mr. Lawrence O'B. Branch, Mr. John Y. Brown, Mr. John C. Burch, Mr. Anson Burlingame, Mr. Henry C. Burnett, Mr. Silas M. Burroughs, Mr. James H. Campbell, Mr. Horace F. Clark, Mr. John B. Clark, Mr. She.rard Clemens, Mr. David Clopton, Mr. Clark B. Cochrane, Mr. John Cochrane, Mr. Schuyler Colfax, Mr. Samuel S. Cox, Mr. James Craig, Mr. Burton Craige, Mr. Thomas G. Davidson, Mr. H. Winter Davis, Mr. John G. Davis, Mr. Reuben Davis, Mr. Daniel C. De Jarnette, Mr. Charles Delano, Mr. William H. Dimmick, Mr. R. Holland Duell, Mr. Sidney Edgerton, Mr. Henry A. Edmundson, Mr. Alfred Ely, Mr. William H. English, Mr. John F. Farnsworth, Mr. Reuben E. Fenton, Mr. Philip B. Fouke, Mr. Ezra B. French, Mr. Muscoe R. H. Garnett, Mr. James H. Graham, Mr. Galusha A. Grow, Mr. James T. Hale, Mr. Chapin Hall, Mr. Andrew J. Hamilton, Mr. Thomas Hardeman, jr., Mr. John B. Haskin, Mr. John Hickman, Mr. Joshua Hill, Mr. Thomas C. Hindman, Mr. James Jackson, Mr. Albert G. Jenkins, Mr. Benjamin F. Junkin, Mr. Jacob M. Kunkel, Mr. Lucius Q. C. Lamar, Mr. Charles H. Larrabee, Mr. John A. Logan, Mr. Owen Lovejoy, Mr. William B. Maclay, Mr. Charles I). Martin, Mr. Elbert S. Martin, Mr. John A. McClernand, Mr. John McQueen, Mr. William Millward, Mr. William Montgomery, Mr. James K. Moorhead, Mr. John T. Nixon, Mr. John J. Perry, Mr. Samuel 0. Peyton, Mr. John F. Potter, Mr. Emory B. Pottle, Mr. James L. Pugh, Mr. John H. Reynolds, Mr. Thomas Ruffin, Mr. Albert Rust, Mr. George W. Scranton, Mr Daniel E. Sickles, Mr. William Smith, Mr. Elbridge G. Spaulding, Mr. James A. Stallworth, Mr. Benjamin Stanton, Mr. Thaddeus Stevens, Mr. John W. Stevenson, Mr. James A. Stewart, Mr. William Stewart, Mr. Lansing Stout, Mr. John L. N. Stratton, Mr. Miles Taylor, Mr. Eli Thayer, Mr. Charles R. Train, Mr. John W. H. Underwood, Mr. Clement L. Vallandigham, Mr. Charles H. Van Wyck, Mr. John P. Verree, Mr. Edward Wade, Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne, Mr. Edwin H. Webster, Mr. William G. Whiteley, Mr. John Wood, and Mr. Samuel H. Woodson.

A quorum having appeared,

The House again resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House on the private calendar; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Winslow reported that the committee having had under consideration the bill of the House (H. R. 240) for the relief of Cassius M. Clay, had directed him to report the same with an amendment.

Pending the question on agreeing to the said amendment,

Mr. Tappan moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered to be put.

When Mr. Burlingame, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That the Committee on Foreign Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of raising the mission to Sardinia to a first-class mission.

Mr. Burlingame 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.

On motion of Mr. Delano, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the petition of the heirs of Samuel Remick, heretofore reported upon adversely and laid on the table, be re-referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

And then,

On motion of Mr. Winslow, at 4 o'clock and 20 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

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MONDAY, APRIL 23, 1860. The following petitions and memorials were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the 24th rule of the House, to wit:

By Mr. Curtis: The petition of Asenath M. Elliott, widow of Captain Edward G. Elliott, praying for payment for property taken possession of by the government under the suspicion that the said Elliott was indebted to the government; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. H. Winter Davis: The petition of George H. Holtzman, praying for the payment of a balance due him under a resolution of the House of September 28, 1850; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Leake: The memorial of the children of Elizabeth Martin, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Rev. olutionary Claims.

By Mr. Riggs: The petition of Elizabeth Hopper, widow of Abraham Hopper, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. Boteler: The petition of Edgar Jarvis, praying for relief; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. French: The memorial of Henry Hewson, asking for an increase of pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Corwin: The petition of the American Pharmaceutical Association, praying for amendments to the laws concerning impure drugs; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

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.

Mr. Cobb moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill of the House (H. R. 44) confirming certain land entries under the 3d section of the act of 3d March, 1855, entitled "An act making ap

propriations for the service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal year ending the 30th of June, 1856,” with the amendment of the Senate thereto, was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The said motion was passed over.

Mr. Noell, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 104) for the final adjustment of private land claims in the States of Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Missouri, and for other purposes, reported the same with an amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and printed.

Subsequently

Mr. Noell moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the said bill was committed; which motion was passed over.

Mr. Phelps moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn until Thursday next. And the question being put,

Yeas................... 24 It was decided in the negative,

ve, Nays................... 112

soud The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. Thomas L. Anderson Mr. Andrew J. Hamilton Mr. John S. Phelps
J. R. Barrett
Albert G. Jenkins

John H. Reagan
Alexander R. Boteler Lawrence M. Keitt

Thomas Ruffin
George B. Cooper
Shelton F. Leake

Charles L. Scott
Henry A. Edmundson Peter E. Love

Miles Taylor
Thomas M. Edwards
William B. Maclay

James H. Thomas
Thomas B. Florence
Horace Maynard

Henry Waldron
Muscoe R. H. Garnett John W. Noell

Warren Winslow.
Those who voted in the negative are—
Mr. Charles F. Adams Mr. Samuel R. Curtis Mr. James M. Leach
Cyrus Aldrich
H. Winter Davis

M. Lindley Lee
William Allen
Henry L. Dawes

Henry C. Longnecker
William C. Anderson
W. McKee Dunn

Dwight Loomis
James M. Ashley
Thomas D. Eliot

Robert Mallory
John D. Ashmore
Alfred Ely

Gilman Marston
William T. Avery
Emerson Etheridge

Charles D. Martin
Thomas J. Barr
John F. Farnsworth

James B. McKean
John A. Bingham
Orris S. Ferry

Robert McKnight
Samuel S. Blair
Stephen C. Foster

Edward McPherson
Harrison G. Blake
Augustus Frank

John S. Millson
John E. Bouligny
Lucius J. Gartrell

Sydenham Moore
William W. Boyce
Daniel W. Gooch

Justin S. Morrill
William D. Brayton
Galusha A. Grow

Edward Joy Morris
George Briggs
John A. Gurley

Isaac N. Morris
Francis M. Bristow
John T. Harris

Freeman H. Morse
James Buffinton
William Helmick

William E. Niblack
Anson Burlingame
Charles B. Hoard

Abraham B. Olin
Alfred A. Burnham
William S. Holman

George W. Palmer
Martin Butterfield
George S. Houston

George II. Pendleton
James H. Campbell
William Howard

John U. Petrit
Charles Case
George W. Hughes

Albert G. Porter
David Clopton
James Humphrey

Roger A. Pryor
Williamson R. W. Cobb John Hutchins

James M. Quarles
Schuyler Colfax
William Irvine

Alexander H. Rice
Thomas Corwin
John J. Jones

Jetur R. Riggs
John Covode
Benjamin F. Junkin

Christopher Robinson
Martin J. Crawford
Francis W. Kellogg

James C. Robinson
Jabez L. M. Curry
William Kellogg

Hower E. Royce

Mr. Albert Rust

John Schwartz
George W. Scranton
Charles B. Sedgwick
John Sherman
William N. H. Smith
Daniel E. Somes
Elbridge G. Spaulding
Francis E. Spinner

Mr. James A. Stallworth

William B. Stokes
Thomas C Theaker
Cydnor B. Tompkins
Carey A. Trimble
Zebulon B. Vance
William Vandever
John P. Verree

Mr. E. P. Walton

Cadwalader C. Washburc.
Israel Washburn, jr.
Alfred Wells
James Wilson
William Windom
John Woodruff
John V. Wright.

word.

So the House refused to adjourn over.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Hickey, their Chief Clerk:

Mr. Speaker: The President of the United States has notified the Senate that he did, on the 19th instant, approve and sign bills and resolutions of the following titles, viz:

S. 42. An act for the relief of the heirs and legal representatives of Mark Elisha;

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

S. Res. 23. A resolution in regard to the minister from Japan.

S. Res. 24. A resolution for the compensation of Reverend R. R. Richards, late chaplain to the United States penitentiary in the District of Columbia.

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.

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

And on the 20th instant a bill of the following title, viz:

S. 344. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish a criminal court in the District of Columbia.'"

I am also directed to notify the House of the orders of the Senate to print certain documents.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the military laws, commonly called “The Rules and Articles of War," as to secure the punishment of crimes committed during war in an enemy's country not provided for by existing laws.

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. 338) to provide for the payment of outstanding treasury notes, to authorize a loan, to regulate and fix the duties on imports, and for other purposes, had come to no resolution thereon.

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