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railroads in the United States; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Taylor: The memorial of Maurice Grivot, adjutant and inspector general of the State of Louisiana, and others, praying for the printing of Colonel Delafield's report on military art; which was referred to the Committee on Printing.

By Mr. Gilmer: The memorial of Anthony Addison, administrator of Margaret Leitch, praying that the report No. 228 of the Court of Claims may be referred to an appropriate committee; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Also, the memorial of Mary Williams, widow of James Williams, praying for a similar reference of the report of the Court of Claims No. 231; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Also, the memorial of the heirs and representatives of Major John Campbell, praying for a reference of the report of the Court of Claims in his case to an appropriate committee; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Sherman, by unanimous consent, from the Committee of Ways and Means, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 503) making further appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1860, with the amendments of the Senate thereto, reported the same, recommending concurrence in some and non-concurrence in others of the said amendments; and the House, by unanimous consent, proceeded to its consideration.

The Speaker having stated the question to be on agreeing to the said amendments

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

Mr. Millson moved that the vote by which the 1st amendment was agreed to be reconsidered.

Pending which,

Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table. And the question being put,

i s Yeas................... 114 It was decided in the affirmative,

ve, Nays................... 57 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. Green Adams

Garnett B. Adrain
Cyrus Aldrich
William C. Anderson
James M. Ashley
J. R. Barrett
John A. Bingham
Harrison G. Blake
John E. Bouligny
William D. Brayton
George Briggs
Francis M. Bristow
James Buffinton

Mr. John C. Burch

Anson Burlingame
Alfred A. Burnham
Martin Butterfield
John Carey
Luther C. Carter
Charles (ase
John B. Clark
Schuyler Colfax

Thomas Corwin
John Covode
Samuel R. Curtis
H. W inter Davis

Mr. Henry L. Dawes

William H. Dimnick
R. Holland Duell
W. McKee Dunn
Sidney Edgerton
Thomas M. Edwards
Thomas D. Eliot
William H. English
Emerson Etheridge
John F. Farnsworth
Reuben E. Fenton
Orris S. Ferry
Thomas B. Florence

Mr. Stephen C. Foster

Ezra B. French
John A. Gilmer
Daniel W. Gooch
James H. Graham
John A. Gurley
James T. Hale
Chapin Hall
John B. Haskin
Robert Hatton
William Helmick
John Hickman
Charles B. Hoard
William S. Holman
William A. Howard
James Humphrey
William Irvine
Benjamin F. Junkin
Francis W. Kellogg
William Kellogg
William S. Kenyon
David Kilgore
John W. Killinger
De Witt C. Leach
M. Lindley Lee
Henry C. Longnecker

Mr. Dwight Lnomis

Owen Lovejoy
Gilman Marston
Horace Maynard
James B. McKean
Robert McKnight
Edward McPherson
William Montgomery
James K. Moorhead
Justin S. Morrill
Edward Joy Morris
Isaac N. Morris
Thomas A. R. Nelson
William E. Niblack
John W. Noell
John J. Perry
John U. Pettit
Albert G. Porter
John F. Potter
Emory B. Pottle
James M. Quarles
John H. Reynolds
Alexander H. Rice
Christopher Robinson
Homer E. Royce
John Schwartz

Mr. Charles L. Scott

John Sherman
Elbridge G. Spaulding
Francis E. Spinner
Thaddeus Stevens
William Stewart
Lansing Stout
John L. N. Stratton
Mason W. Tappan
Eli Thayer
Tho.nas C. Theaker
Cydnor B. Tompkins
Charles R. Train
Carey A. Trimble
William Vandever
John P. Verree
Henry Waldron
E. P. Walton
Ellihu B. Washburne
Israel Washburn, jr.
Alfred Wells
William G. Whiteley
William Windom
John Woodruff
Samuel H. Woodson.

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. Charles F. Adams

William Allen
John D. Ashmore
William T. Avery
Thomas J. Barr
Milledge L. Bonham
William W. Boyce
Re se B. Brabson
Henry C. Burnett
David Clopton
Williamson R. W. Cobb
John Cochrane
Burton Craige
Martin J. Crawford
Jabez L. M. Curry
Thomas G. Davidson
John G. Davis
Henry A. Edmundson
Lucius J. Gartrell

Mr. Andrew J. Hamilton

Thomas Hardeman, jr.
John T Harris
Joshua Hill
Thomas C. Hindman
George S. Houston
William Howard
George W. Hughes
John J. Jones
Jacob M. Kunkel
John M. Landrum
James M. Leach
Shelton F. Leake
William B. Maclay
Robert Mallory
Charles D. Martin
John McQueen
John S. Millson
George H. Pendleton

Mr. Samrel O. Peyton

John S. Phelps
Roger A. Pryor
John H. Reagan
Jetur R. Riggs
James C. Robinson
Thomas Ruffin
Albert Rust
William E. Simms
William N. H. Smith
Benjamin Stanton
John W. Stevenson
James A. Stewart
William B. Stokes
James H. Thomas
Clement L. Vallandigham
Zebulon B. Vance
Edwin H. Webster
John V. Wright.

So the motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate with the action of the House upon the said amendments.

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

H. R. 520. An act directing the conveyance of a lot of ground for the use of the public schools in the city of Washington.

When
The Speaker signed the same.

The Speaker having proceeded, as the regular order of business, to call the committees for reports

Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 237) for the relief of J.

W. Dyer, A. L. Dyer, and W. W. Dyer, reported the same without 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.

Mr. John Cochrane, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 143) for the relief of Francis Hüttmann, reported the same without 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.

Mr. Thayer, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported a bill (H. R. 806) to confirm certain entries of land in the State of Missouri, accompanied by a report in writing thereon; 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. Thayer, from the same committee, to whom were referred bills of the following titles, viz:

S. 199. An act to authorize the location of certain warrants for bounty lands heretofore issued;

S. 258. An act to grant to the parish of Point Coupee, Louisiana, certain tracts of land in said parish; reported the same, the former without and the latter with amendments.

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

Mr. Vandever, from the same committee, to whom were referred a bill and resolution of the following titles, viz:

S. 371. An act for the relief of certain settlers in the State of Iowa; and

S. Res. 2. Joint resolution removing the restriction upon a certain grant of five sections of land to the State of Iowa; severally without amendment.

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

Mr. Vandever, from the same committee, reported a bill (H. R. 807) to authorize the reissue of land warrants in certain cases, and for other purposes; which 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. Vandever, from the same committee, to whom were referred bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 178. A bill creating a new land district in the State of Oregon;

H. R. 156. A bill making a grant of lands to the State of Iowa in alternate sections to aid in the construction of a railroad in said State from McGregor, on the Mississippi river, to the western line of the State; and

H. R. 162. A bill authorizing the proper accounting officers of the United States treasury to audit and pay over to the State of Wiscon

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sin five per cent. of the proceeds of the sales of the public lands within said State; reported the same severally without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bills be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and printed.

Mr. Tappan, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Alexander Cross, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 808) 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.

On motion of Mr. Tappan, Ordered, That the Committee of Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of George H. Holtzman, and of James Harris, heir of Cyrus Harris, and that the former be referred to the Committee on Accounts, and the latter to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Hale, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Isaac Lilly, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 809) 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. Barrett, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 126) “making further provision in relation to consolidated land offices," reported the same with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, accompanied by a report in writing.

Ordered, That the said bill be recommitted to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and that the bill and report be printed.

Mr. Green Adams, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to whom was referred the memorial of Carlos Butterfield and his associates, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 810) to provide for the transportation of the mails of the United States between the United States and the republic of Mexico; which bill was read a first and second time, recommitted to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Green Adams, from the same committee, to whom was recommitted the bill of the House (H. R. 715) to establish a mail six times a week from Sacramento, in California, to Olympia, in the Territory of Washington, reported the same back without amendment.

Ordered, That said bill be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and printed.

Mr. Green Adams, from the same committee, reported a bill (H. R. 811) for the relief of A. Bledsoe, William Bryson, William C. Scott, William Doty, and others; which 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 ordered to be printed.

Mr. Colfax, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 713) to construct

a building for a post office at the city of Brooklyn, in the State of New York, reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and printed.

Mr. Vandever, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported a bill (H. R. 812) to amend an act entitled “An act granting public lands in alternate sections to the State of Mississippi to aid in the construction of railroads in said State, and for other purposes,” approved August 11, 1856; which was read a first and second time, and the House, by unanimous consent, proceeded to its further consideration.

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

Mr. Singleton 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.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said bill.

Mr. Burch, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported a bill (H. R. 813) for the relief of John E. Barrow, James Porter, and Aaron A. L. H. Crenshaw, 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. Lee, from the same committee, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 814. A bill providing for the erection of a post office in the city of Philadelphia;

H. R. 815. A bill to stamp self-sealing newspaper wrappers; the former accompanied by a report in writing; which bills were sev. erally read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and the bills and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Helmick, from the same committee, reported a bill (H. R. 816) authorizing the Postmaster General to open and readjust the accounts of L. F. Sanger and John Frink & Co., mail contractors, accompanied by a report in writing thereon; 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.

On motion of Mr. Carter, by unanimous consent, Resolved, That the business for the District of Columbia be made the special order for Saturday next, and that the whole of that day be set apart for such business.

Mr. Carter 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. Carter, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 817) for the benefit of the public schools of the city of Washington; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

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