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in the 36th Congress as a representative from the 1st congressional district of Missouri.

Resolved, That Hon. F. P. Blair, jr., is entitled to a seat in the 36th Congress as a representative from the 1st congressional district of Missouri.

Ordered, That the said report and resolutions, together with the views of a minority of the said committee, submitted by Mr. Gilmer, be printed.

Mr. Dawes, from the same committee, reported the following reso. lution; which was read, considered, and agreed to viz:

Resolved, That Hon. F. P. Blair, jr., have leave to occupy a seat upon the floor of this House pending the discussion of the report of the Committee of Elections on the case of his contest for the seat now occupied by Hon. J. Richard Barrett, from the 1st congressional district of the State of Missouri, and that he have leave to speak to the merits of said contest and the report thereon.

Mr. E. Joy Morris, by unanimous consent from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported a bill (H. R. 765) to amend an act to regulate the consular and diplomatic systems of the United States, accompanied by a report in writing thereon; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Grow, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That leave be granted for the withdrawal from the files of the House of the “discharge of Elisha Mathewson.

The Speaker having announced as the regular order of business the call of the committees for reports

The House resumed the consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 84) to facilitate communication between the Atlantic and Pacific States by electric telegraph; the pending question being on the amendment of Mr. Helmick to the amendment heretofore reported from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads by Mr. Colfax.

Mr. Colfax, by unanimous consent, having withdrawn the said amendment reported by him,

Mr. Colfax submitted an amendment in the nature of a substitute for the bill.

Pending which,
Mr. Burnett submitted sundry amendments to the said amendment.
Pending which,
After debate,

Mr. Colfax moved the previous question, and the House refused to second the same.

After further debate, and pending the question on the said amend. ments to the amendments, The morning hour having expired,

On motion of Mr. Grow, Ordered, That the House proceed to the consideration of the business on the Speaker's table.

When
Mr. Grow called up the motion heretofore submitted by him,

to reconsider the vote by which the bill of the House (H. R. 22) to prevent the sale of the public lands, except to actual settlers, for ten years after the same shall have been surveyed, was committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

And the question being put, Shall the said vote be reconsidered?
It was decided in the affirmative.
The question then recurring on the motion to commit,

Mr. Grow moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the motion to commit was disagreed to.

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. Grow moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main questioned ordered and put, viz: Shall the bill pass ?

Yeas.

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

Mr. Charles F. Adams

Garnett B Adrain
Cyrus Aldrich
John B. Alley
Elijah Babbitt
Thomas J. Barr
Charles L. Beale
John A. Bingham
Samuel S Blair
Harrison G. Blake
William D. Brayton
James Buffinton
Alired A. Burnham
Martin Butterfield
James H. Campbell
John Carey
Luther C. Carter
Charles Case
Horare F. Clark
Clark B. Cochrane
John Cochrane
Schuyler Colfax
Roscoe Conkling
John Covode
H. Winter Davis
Henry L. Dates
Charles Delano
R. Holland Due'l
Thomas M. Edwards
Thomas D. Eliot
Alfred Ely
Emerson Etheridge
Reuben E. Fenton
Orris S. Ferry

Mr. Thomas B. Florence

Stephen C. Foster
Augustus Frank
Ezra B. French
Daniel W. Gooch
James H. Graham
Galusha A. Grow
J. Morrison Harris
John B. Haskin
William Helmick
Charles B. Hoard
William S Holman
William A. Howard
William Howard
James Humphrey
John Hutchins
Benjamin F. Junkin
Francis W. Kellogg
David Kilgore
John W. Killinger
DeWitt C. Leach
M. Lindley Lee
Dwight Loomis
Owen Lovejoy
William B. Maclay
Gilman Marston
Charles D. Martin
Robert McKnight
Edward McPherson
James K. Moorhead
Justin S. Morrill
Edward Joy Morris
Freeman H. Morse
John T. Nixon

Mr. Abraham B. Olin

John J. Perry
John U. Pettit
Albert G. Porter
John F. Potter
Emory B. Pottle
John H. Reynolds
Alexander H. Rice
Christopher Robinson
Homer E. Royce
John Schwartz
George W. Scranton
Charles B. Sedgwick
John Sherman
Daniel E. Somes
Francis E. Spinner
William Stewart
John L. N. Stratton
Eli Thayer
Cydnor B. Tompkins
Charles R. Train
Carey A. Trimble
William Vandever
Charles H. Van Wyck
John P. Verree
Edward Wade
Henry Waldron
E. P. Walton
Ellihu B. Washburne
Israel Washburn, jr.
Alfred Wells
James Wilson
William Windom
John Woodruft.

Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. Thomas L. Anderson Mr. William T. Avery

William C. Anderson J. R. Barrett
John D. Ashmore

Thomas S. Bocock

Mr. Milledge L. Bonham

Alexander R. Boteler
William W. Boyce

Mr. Reese B. Brabson

Francis M. Bristow
John C. Burch
Henry C. Burnett
John B. Clark
David Clopton
Williamson R. W Cobb
James Craig
Martin J. Crawford
Jabez L. M. Curry
John G. Davis
Daniel C. De Jarnette
Henry A. Edmundson
Philip B. Fouke
Lucius J. Gartrell
John A. Gilmer
Andrew J. Hamilton
Thomas Hardeman, jr.
John T. Harris
Robert Hatton

Mr. George S. Hawkins

Joshua Hill
George S. Houston
George W. Hughes
Albert G. Jenkins
James M. Leach
Peter E. Love
Horace Maynard
John McQueen
John J. McRae
John S. Millson
William Montgomery
Laban T. Moore
Sydenham Moore
Thomas A. R. Nelson
John W. Noell
Samuel O. Peyton
John S. Phelps
Roger A. Pryor

Mr. James L. Pugh

James M. Quarles
John H. Reagan
Jetur R. Riggs
James C. Robinson
Thomas Ruffin
Albert Rust
William E. Simms
Otho R. Singleton
William N. H. Smith
James A. Stallworth
John W. Stevenson
William B. Stokes
James H. Thomas
John W. H. Underwood
Zebulon B. Vance
Edwin H. Webster
Warren Winslow
John V. Wright.

So the bill was passed.

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

Mr. Grow 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. Reagan having called up the motion to reconsider the vote by which the second amendment 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 June 30, 1861, was agreed to

Mr. Reagan moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the question was put, Shall the said vote be reconsidered?

Yeas ..

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.. 77 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
William C. Anderson
Elijah Babbitt
Charles L. Beale
John A. Bingham
Harrison G. Blake
William D. Brayton
James Buffinton
Alfred A. Burnham
Martin Butterfield
James H. Campbell
John Carey
Luther C. Carter
Schuyler Colfax
Koscoe Conkling
Burton Craige
H. Winter Davis
Henry L. Dawes
R. Holland Duell
Sidney Edgerton
Thomas M. Edwards
Thomas D. Eliot
Alfred Ely
Reuben E. Fenton

Mr. Orris S. Ferry

Stephen C. Foster
Augustus Frank
Ezra B. French
Daniel W. Gooch
James H. Graham
Galusha A. Grow
William Helmick
John Hickman
Charles B. Hoard
William A, Howard
James Humphrey
John Hutchins
Benjamin F. Junkin
David Kilgore
John W. Killinger
De Witt C. Leach
M. Lindley Lee
Henry C. Longnecker
Dwight Loomis
Owen Lovejoy
Gilman Marston
Robert McKnight
Edward McPherson
John S. Millson

Mr. Laban T. Moore

James K. Moorhead
Justin S. Morrill
Edward Joy Morris
Freeman H. Morse
Abraham B. Olin
John J. Perry
John U. Pettit
Albert G. Porter
John F. Potter
Emory B. Pottle
John H. Reynolds
Christopher Robinson
Homer E. Royce
George W. Scranton
Charles B. Sedgwick
John Sherman
Daniel E. Somes
Francis E. Spinner
Benjamin Stanton
William Stewart
William B. Stokes
John L. N. Stratton
Eli Thayer
Cydnor B. Tompkins

Mr. Charles R. Train

Carey A. Trimble
William Vandever
Charles H. Van Wyck
Edward Wade

Mr. Henry Waldron

E. P. Walton
Ellihu B. Washbuine
Israel Washburn, jr.

Mr. Alfred Wells

James Wilson
William Windom
John Woodruff.

Those who voted in the negative areMr. Garnett B. Adrain Mr. Emerson Etheridge Thomas L. Anderson

Thomas B. Florence John D. Ashmore

Philip B. Fouke William T. Avery

Lucius J. Gartrell Thomas J. Barr

Andrew J. Hamilton J. R. Barrett

Thomas Hardeman, jr. Thomas S. Bocock

J. Morrison Harris Milledge L. Bonham

John T. Harris Alexander R Boteler

Robert Hatton William W. Boyce

George S. Hawkins Reese B. Brabson

Joshua Hill Lawrence O'B. Branch William S. Holman George Briggs

George S. Houston Francis M. Bristow

William Howard Horace F. Clark

James Jackson John B. Clark

Albert G. Jenkins David Clopton

Lawrence M. Keitt Willia mson R. W. Cobb James M. Leach John Cochrane

Peter E. Love Samuel S. Cox

Charles D. Martin James Craig

Horace Maynard Martin J. Crawford

John McQueen Jabez L M. Curry

John J. McRae John G. Davis

William Montgomery Daniel C. De Jarnette Sydenham Moore Henry A. Edmundson Isaac N. Morris

Mr. Thomas A. R. Nelson

John W. Noell
George H. Pendleton
Samuel O. Peyton
John S. Phelps
Roger A. Pryor
James L. Pugh
James M. Quarles
John H. Reagan
James C. Robinson
Thomas Ruffin
John Schwartz
Charles L. Scott
William E. Simms
Otho R. Singleton
William Smith
William N. H. Smith
James A. Stallworth
John W. Stevenson
James A. Stewart
James H. Thomas
John W. H. Underwood
Zebulon B. Vance
Edwin H. Webster
John V. Wright.

So the said vote was reconsidered.
The question then recurring on the said amendment,

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

Mr. Reagan moved, at 1 o'clock and 30 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn. And the question being put, Yeas ·

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148 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. Martin Butterfield Mr. John Hickman
James H. Campbell

Joshua Hill
John Carey

Charles B. Hoard Luther C. Carter

William S. Holman Horace F. Clark

George S. Houston David Clopton

William A. Howard Williamson R. W. Cobb William Howard John Cochrane

George W. Hughes Schuyler Colfax

James Humphrey Roscoe Conkling

John Hutchins John Covode

Albert G. Jenkins Samuel S. Cox

Benjamin F. Junkin James Craig

David Kilgore Jabez L. M. Curry

John W. Killinger H. Winter Davis

De Witt C. Leach Henry L. Dawes

James M. Leach Daniel C. De Jarnette M. Lindley Lee R. Holland Duell

Henry C. Longnecker W. McKee Dunn

Dwight Loomis Sidney Edgerton

Owen Lovejoy Henry A. Edmundson Charles D. Martin Thomas M. Edwards

Horace Maynard Thomas D. Eliot

Robert McKnight Alfred Ely

Edward McPherson Emerson Etheridge

Laban T. Moore Reuben E. Fenton

Sydenham Moore Orris S. Ferry

James K. Moorhead Thomas B. Florence

Justin S. Morrill Stephen C. Foster

Edward Joy Morris Augustus Frank

Freeman H. Morse Ezra B. French

Thomas A. R. Nelson Lucius J. Gartrell

John W. Noell John A. Gilmer

Abraham B. Olin Daniel W. Gooch

George H. Pendleton James H. Graham

John J, Perry Galusha A. Grow

John U. Pettit Thomas Hardeman, jr. Samuel O. Peyton John B. Haskin

John S. Phelps Robert Hatton

Albert G. Porter George S. Hawkins

John F. Potter William Helmick

Emory B. Pottle

Mr. Roger A. Pryor

James M. Quarles
John H. Reagan
John H. Reynolds
Alexander H. Rice
Jetur R. Riggs
Christopher Robinson
James C. Robinson
Homer E. Royce
Thomas Ruffin
John Schwartz
Charles L. Scots
George W Scranton
Charles B. Sedgwick
John Sherman
Daniel E. Sickles
William E. Simms
Francis E. Spinner
James A. Stallworth
Benjamin Stanton
John W. Stevenson
James A. Stewart
William B. Stokes
Mason W. Tappan
Eli Thayer
Thomas C. Theaker
Cydnor B. Tompkins
Carey A. Trimble
John W. H. Underwood
Zebulon B. Vance
Charles H. Van Wyck
John P. Verree
Edward Wade
E. P. Walton
Israel Washburn, jr.
Alfred Wells
William Windom
Warren Winslow
John Woodruff
John V. Wright.

And it was decided in the negative, { Nays:

So the House refused to adjourn.

The question was then put on agreeing to the amendment of the Senate.

Yeas....

81

93 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. Williamson R. W. Cobb Mr. George S. Hawkins
John D. Ashmore
John Cochrane

Joshua Hill
William T. Avery
Samuel S. Cox

William S. Holman
Thomas J. Barr
James Craig

George S. Houston
J. R. Barrett
Martin J. Crawford

William Howard
Thomas S. Bocock
Jabez L. M. Curry

George W. Hughes
Milledge L. Bonham
John G. Davis

James Jackson
Alexander R. Boteler
Daniel C. De Jarnette

Albert G. Jenkins william W. Boyce

Henry A. Edmundson Lawrence M. Keitt
Reese B. Brabson
Emerson Etheridge

Jacob M. Kunkel
Lawrence O'B. Branch Thomas B. Florence

Lucius Q. C. Lamar
George Briggs
Lucius J. Gartrell

James M. Leach
Francis M. Bristow
John A. Gilmer

Peter E Love
John C. Burch
Andrew J. Hamilton

Charles D. Martin
Henry C. Burnett

Thomas Hardeman, jr. Horace Maynard
John B. Clark
John T. Harris

John McQueen
David Clopton
Robert Hatton

John J. McRae

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