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his country? But one answer can be given. shall have passed over them, if it pleases God be evidenced only by the certificate of the State There was in the Constitution of the United to allow them so long to live upon the earth. officials, under its great scal, which imports States an express grant of power to the Fed- The question upon the third section, and the absolute verity. How could Congress say eral Congress to lay and collect duties and im- | only question, is, what do we gain' by put- the appointment was not the act of the State posts and to pass all laws necessary to carry | ting it in the constitutional amendment?" If | against the certificate and seal of the State? that grant of power into execution. But, sir, || thereby we endangerthe adoption of the amend- The remarks of some gentlemen to the effect that body of great and patriotic men looked in ment in the Senate, or its final ratification by || that under the Constitution we could enforce vain for any grant of power in the Constitu- the requisite number of States, we should the first clause of the section by inquiring into tion by which to give protection to the citizens omit it. It has been said that the third sec- the election of members of the House or of the of the United States resident in South Carolina tion is incapable of execution if adopted. I Senate, do not apply to the last clause, because against the infamous provision of the ordinance | beg leave to say to the House that in my opin- | the express language of the Constitution is that which required them to abjure the allegiance ion an amendment that is not to be executed "each House shall be the judge of the elecwhich they owed their country. It was an to the full, and which is incapable of full exe- tions and returns” as well as the "qualificaopprobrium to the Republic that for fidelity to cution, ought not to be put into the Constitu- tions of its own members." There is no like the United States they could not by national tion. My honorable colleague from the Co- grant in the Constitution that each House or Taw be protected against the degrading punish-lumbus district, [Mr. SHELLABARGER,] in my both Houses in joint convention may inquire ment inflicted on slaves and felons by State || judgment, suggested, in the few remarks which into the appointment of electors; therefore the law. That great want of the citizen and stran- he made yesterday, the only method by which second clause of the third section of the amendger, protection by national law from uncon- the Government of the United States can ment is useless. stitutional State enactments, is supplied by the enforce the first clause of that section, and I venture to say that clause is useless unless, first section of this amendment. That is the that is by making a registry law for con- indeed, by implication Congress is to declare extent that it hath, no more; and let gentle- || gressional districts, and the election of Rep. the express text of the Constitution as I have men answer to God and their country who resentatives to Congress all over the country, cited it repealed by the proposed amendment oppose its incorporation into the organic law and appointing election officers to conduct the || when adopted, and that by virtue of it Conof the land.

The first clause only of the third sec- gress will prescribe by law the mode and manThe second section of the amendment sim- tion can in that way be executed ; but is there ner of appointing electors for President and ply provides for the equalization of represen- || anybody here who proposes to send Federal | Vice President of the United States, in the tation among all the States of the Union, North, l election officers into Massachusetts or New face of the existing provision of the ConstituSouth, East, and West. It makes no discrim- York to control the elections of Representation that "each State shall appoint the electination. New York has a colored population || tives to Congress ? The amendment, sir, is ors in such manner as the Legislature thereof of fifty thousand. By this section, if that great of universal application, and if adopted, it is I may direct." Who will say, if this amendment State discriminates against her colored popu- to be enforced in every State in the Union. is adopted, that the State Legislatures may not lation as to the elective franchise, (except in There are voters within the operation of this sec- direct the manner and each State appoint electcases of crime,) she loses to that extent her tion in every State. I have no objection to their ors? To what, then, are we reduced? This representative power in Congress. So also will || disfranchisement, but are you going to enforce | amendment does not disqualify any rebel or it be with every other State.

the provision if adopted? If not, why retain | aider of the rebellion from voting at all the State Upon the third section of the amendment it? Is it to be retained simply to furnish | elections for all State officers, nor does it disgentlemen are divided upon this side of the || demagogues a pretext for raising the howl that qualify them from being appointed presidential House as well as upon the other. It is a pro- we exclude rebels for four years only that we electors. It amounts, therefore, to this: though vision that until the year 1870 all persons who may control the next presidential election? | it be adopted, and made part of the Constitution, voluntarily adhered to the late insurrection, || Honest, intelligent, and reflecting men will yet all persons " who voluntarily adhered to giving it aid and comfort, shall be excluded scout such a suggestion, but the calculating the late insurrection, giving it aid and comfrom the right to vote for Representatives in and the careless or thoughtless may accept | fort,” may vote at all the State elections for Congress or for electors for President or Vice and act upon it to the hurt, the lasting hurt, State officers, and, being largely in the majority President of the United States. This section of the sacred cause this day in your hands. in every insurrectionary State, may elect the imposes no other or further disability:

How, I ask, can the last clause of this third State Legislature, which may appoint electors It seems to me, Mr. Speaker, that this section section be enforced?

for President and Vice President of the United can bring no strength to the amendment, That clause of the section excludes until 1870 || States, and from aught in the amendment may although I fully agree with the honorable gen- all rebels from voting for electors for President appoint rebels as such electors. tleman from Massachusetts (Mr. BANKS) in the and Vice President of the United States.

It seems to me, sir, that it must by this words which he so fitly uttered, it is within the I venture to say that by the very letter and time be apparent to members of the House authority of the people of the United States to intendment of the Constitution of our country, that this clause of the amendment is never to disfranchise these parties. But, sir, I submit the great seal of a State, duly organized and be executed until that part of the text of your to the honorable gentleman, and I submit to the exercising its functions within this Union touch- Constitution is stricken out; or in other words, House, that if we have the power by a mere act ing the appointment of electors for President that it will require another amendment to the of Congress, ( as is conceded by the committee,) and Vice President of the United States, is Constitution to enforce this clause if adopted. to take from rebels the franchise of office under final and conclusive upon Congress, except I trust, therefore, that when the vote comes the Government of the United States for life, when the certificate shows that the electors to be taken on the pending motion to strike as is provided in the bill reported by the com- were appointed on a day other than that pre- out which is offered by way of instruction to mittee, we can as well take from them until scribed by the Constitution or the laws: The the motion to recommit, it will be adopted, 1870, by an act of Congress, the right to vote Constitution has provided that these electors and that afterward the House will, if it deems for Representatives in Congress or for presi- || shall be appointed by each State in such man. it important, put such a provision as to the dential electors, as is provided in the third ner as the Legislature thereof may direct; that | election of Representatives to Congress as it section of this amendment.

the Congress may determine the time of choos- has the lawful right to do in the bill of disMr. STEVENS. And have it vetoed. ing the electors and the day on which they shall franchisement.

Mr. BINGHAM. My friend from Pennsyl- || give their votes, which day shall be the same Mr. Speaker, there is another section which vania says, “and have it vetoed." I am not throughout the United States, and that the simply prohibits the United States or any State fearful of any veto at the other end of the ave- electors shall certify their action.

of this Union from ever assuming or paying I believe no veto can defeat the final If the State and the electors' certificates any part of the rebel debt or making compassage of either of the measures reported to show that all these provisions have been com- pensation for emancipated slaves. I do not the House, nor can a veto defeat the final tri- | plied with, Congress cannot go behind them believe that there is a man on this floor who umph of this constitutional amendment before and inquire who voted for the electors. If, can answer to his constituency for withholding the people. The success of the amendment on the contrary, the certificate from any Staté his vote from that proposition. It involves the here depends upon no veto. It does not go to discloses that the electors did not meet on future fidelity of the nation. It is a declarathe President for his sanction. Touching, how | the day prescribed by law, as was the fact in tion in solemn form, if accepted by the people, ever, the other question, the veto of the bill, the Wisconsin case, to which the gentleman that the resources of this great country shall even with the provision of the third section from Massachusetts (Mr. BANKS) referred, of be used in the future, not to liquidate debts added to it, I do not believe for a moment, course the Congress could reject the vote from contracted in aid of rebellion, not to pay for that the President will veto it, and for the rea- that State, but where the certificates are reg: emancipated slaves, but to maintain inviolate sons suggested, which I have not time to enu- ular, where they show a due appointment of the plighted faith of the nation to all the world merate now, by the gentleman from Massachu- || electors, that the electors were chosen on the and especially to its dead and its living setts in the citations he made from the Presi- day prescribed by law, and met and voted for defenders. dent's proclamation of the 29th of May last and President and Vice President on the day pre- Mr. Speaker, I trust that this amendment, the just deductions he drew therefrom.. I can scribed by law, Congress cannot go behind the with or without the third section, will pass this vote for the amendment with the third section certificates; neither can the two Houses of House. I trust that the disfranchisement bill, in as readily as without it. It raises no question Congress, in joint convention or separately, with or without additions, will pass this House. of power; it imposes no unjust disability. It investigate the question. The appointment I trust that the enabling act for the restoration involves a question of policy, not of power. of electors for President and Vice President of of the States that have been in rebellion will, The sovereignty of the nation can unquestión. || the United States is the act of a State and not with amendment, pass this House ; so that the ably disfranchise the persons referred to, not of individuals. “Each State shall appoint,” || day may soon come when Tennessce-loyal Ten. only until 1870, but until seventy times seventy Il says the Constitution; therefore the act can nessee, loyal in the very heart of the rebellion, her mountains and plains blasted by the ravages session will legislate to carry it out both in hundred inmates, whom, if he wishes to forof war and stained with the blood of her faith

nue.

reference to the presidential and all other elec- give and enfranchise, he will find at present a ful children fallen in the great struggle for the tions as we have the right to do. So that ob- little restrained of their rights. They have maintenance of the Union-having already con- jection falls to the ground.

done nothing but err. There is no blood upon formed her constitution and laws to every pro- Gentlemen tell us it is too strong-too strong | their hands; they have only erred in commitvision of this amendment, will at once upon its for what? Too strong for their stomachs, but | ting such little acts as arson and larceny. Let submission by Congress irrevocably ratify it, not for the people. Some say it is too lenient. him go to one of those corridors and cause it and be without further delay represented in It is too lenient for my hard heart. Not only to be opened and they will flock around him, Congress by her loyal Representatives and to 1870, but to 18070, every rebel who shed the and he will see men who are not half as bloody Senators, duly elected and duly qualified and blood of loyal men should be prevented from and have not committed half as many crimes ready to take the oath of office prescribed by exercising any power in this Government. That, as the rebels whom he wishes to see immediexisting law.

even, would be too mild a punishment for them. ately admitted here. Let that great example be set by Tennessee Gentlemen here have said you must not Now, sir, for my part I am willing they shall and it will be worth a hundred thousand votes humble these people. Why not? Do not they come in when they are ready. Do not, I pray to the loyal people in the free North. Let deserve humiliation? Do not they deserve deg- | you, admit those who have slaughtered half this be done and it will be hailed as the har- radation ? If they do not, who does? What inillion of our countrymen until their clothes binger of that day for which all good men criminal, what felon deserves it more, sir? | are dried, and until they are reclad. I do not pray, when the fallen pillars of the Republic | They have not yet confessed their sins; and wish to sit side by side with men whose garshall be restored without violence or the noise He who administers merey and justice never ments smell of the blood of my kindred. Genof words or the sound of the hammer, each forgives until the sinner confesses his sins and tlemen seem to forget the scenes that were to its original place in the sacred temple of humbles himself at His footstool. Why should enacted here years ago. Many of you were our national liberties, thereby giving assurance we forgive any more than He?

not here. But my friend from Ohio [Mr. GARto all the world that for the defense of the But we are told that we must take them back FIELD] ought to have kept up his reading Republic it was not in vain that a million and as equal brothers at once.

I shall not agree

enough to have been familiar with the history & half of men, the very elect of the earth, they shall come back except as supplicants in of those days, when the men that you propose rushed to arms; that the Republic still lives, sackcloth and ashes. Let them come back to admit occupied the other side of the House; and will live forevermore, the sanctuary of and ask forgiveness, and let us then consider when the mighty Toombs, with his shaggy locks, an inviolable justice, the refuge of liberty, and how many we will forgive and how many we headed a gang who, with shouts of defiance on the imperishable monument of the nation's will exclude. All I regret is, this is not suffi- this floor, rendered this a hell of legislation. dead, from the humblest soldier who perished || ciently stringent.

Ah, sir, it was but six years ago when they on the march, or went down amid the thunder Sir, they tell us, I hear several gentlemen were here, just before they went out to join the and tempest of the dread conflict, up through say, that these men should be admitted as equal armies of Catiline, just before they left this all the shining roll of heroes, and patriots, and brethren. Let not these friends of secession Hall. Those of you who were here then will martyrs, to the incorruptible and immortalsing to me their siren song of peace and good remember the scene in which every southern Commander-in-Chief, who fell by an assassin's will until they can stop my ears to the screams member, encouraged by their allies, came forth hand in the capital, and thus died that his | and groans of the dying victims at Memphis. ll in one yelling body, because a speech for free. country might live.

I hold in my hand an elaborate account from dom was being made here; when weapons were Mr. STEVENS. Mr. Speaker, I rise to å man whom I know to be of the highest | drawn, and Barksdale's bowie-knife gleamed conclude the debate, but I will not move the respectability in the country, every word of

before our eyes.

Would you have these men previous question until I finish what I have to which I believe. This account of that foul back again so soon to reenact those scenes? say.

transaction only reached me last night. It is Wait until I am gone, I pray you. I want not I am glad, sir, to see great unanimity among more horrible in its atrocity, although not to to go through it again. It will be but a short the Union friends in this House on all the pro- the same extent, than the massacre at Jamaica. time for my colleague to wait. I hope he will visions of this joint resolution except the third Tell me Tennessee or any other State is loyal not put us to that test. one. I am not very much gratified to see any of whom such things are proved!

Mr. THAYER. Will the gentleman yield? division among our friends on that which I I regret that the true men of these States Mr. STEVENS. Yes, sir. consider the vital proposition of them all. cannot be brought in, but they cannot be brought Mr. THAYER. This amendment does not Without that, it amounts to nothing. I do in with rebel constituency behind then. They | affect the eligibility of the people to whom he not care the snap of my finger whether it be would misrepresent their States. Therefore I refers. That portion to which I directed my passed or not if that be stricken out. Before can never agree to let them in under the present || remarks excludes them from voting; and I wish another Congress shall have assembled liere, state of affairs. Let us have probation; let us to ask my colleague in this connection whether and before this can be carried into full effect, be sure that something more than mere will- he thinks he can build a penitentiary big enough there will be no friends of the Union left on ingness to come in has been felt by them. to hold eight million people. this side of the House to carry it out as

Mr. Speaker, I do not intend to occupy many Mr. STEVENS. Yes, sir, a penitentiary Mr. LE BLOND. Members are crowding | minutes. I was indeed astonished to find my which is built at the point of the bayonet down the aisles on the other side and the open space respected colleague, I will not say so tender- | below, and if they undertake to come here we in the center of the House so that we can hearted, but so lenient to those toward whom will shoot them. That is the way to take care neither see nor hear what is going on. mercy is not rendered necessary. But I know of these people. They deserve it, at least for The SPEAKER. Members must resume so well his natural kindness of heart and his

å time. their seats.

proximity to that eloquent divine who so lately Now, sir, if the gentlemen had remembered Mr. STEVENS. I should be sorry to find has slaughtered whole herds of fatted calves, the scenes twenty years ago, when 110 man that that provision was stricken out, because that I cannot be much surprised at it. But, dared to speak without risking his life, when before any portion of this can be put into oper- | sir, if he is so fond of such associates, let me but a few men did do it--for there were cowation there will be, if not a Herod, a worse than suggest in all kindness to him that he can find ards in those days, as there are in these-you Herod elsewhere to obstruct our actions. That better company nearer home.

would not have found them asking to bring side of the House will be filled with yelling near Cherry Hill, where there is a State insti- these men in, and I only wonder that my friend secessionists and hissing copperheads. Give tution containing several hundred inmates from Ohio [Mr. Bingham) should intimate a us the third section or give us nothing. Do not who

desire to bring them here. balk us with the pretense of an amendment Mr. THAYER., Will the gentleman allow Mr. BINGHAM. I beg the gentleman's which throws the Union into the hands of the me to correct him in his geography? I do not attention one moment. I have not by orie enemy before it becomes consolidated.

live near Cherry Hill. I live on the top of word or vote of mine ever justified him in sayGentlemen say I speak of party. Whenever Chestnut Hill. [Laughter.] And I would like ing that I consent ever to bring them in. party is necessary to sustain the Union I say to know the name of the distinguished divine Mr. STEVENS. Never; but the gentle. rally to your party and save the Union. I do to whom he refers. I cannot recollect any one. man wished to strike out à section and kill not hesitate to say at once, that section is there Mr. STEVENS. It is the late Henry Ward this amendment, the most popular before the to save or destroy the Union party, is there to Beecher. [Laughter].

people of any that can be presented. save or destroy the Union by the salvation or Mr. THAYER. I understood my colleague Mr. BINGHAM. I ask the gentleman to destruction of the Union party.

to say a neighbor of mine. Mr. Beecher lives indulge me a moment. The third section does The gentleman from Ohio (Mr. BINGHAM] || about a hundred miles from me.

not touch the question of their coming in. who has just taken his seat thinks it difficult to Mr. STEVENS. Well, that is in the neigh- Mr. STEVENS. Then why is it you oppose carry it into execution, and he proposes to put | borhood in this country, three thousand miles it? If it is going to hurt nobody, in God's name it into a bill which the President can veto. in extent. [Laughter.]

let it remain. If it is going to hurt anybody, Will my friend tell me how much easier it is to Mr. THAYER. The gentleman himself is it will be the men that deserve it. execute it as a law than as a provision of the about as near and much nearer to him in many Now, Mr. Speaker, I withdraw my motion to Constitution? I say if this amendment pre- || things than I am. [Laughter.]

recommit, and move the previous question. vails you must legislate to carry out many parts Mr. STEVENS. "How near does my friend Mr. GARFIELD. Iu case the previous ques. of it. You must legislate for the purpose of live to Cherry Hill?

tion is not seconded, will my motion to amend ascertaining the basis of representation. You Mr. THAYER. About ten miles.

be in order ? must legislate for registry such as they have in Mr. STEVENS. Maryland. It will not execute itself, but as miles, instead of going two or three thousand be in order if the previous question is not soon as it becomes a law, Congress at the next South, and he will find, as I said, three or four seconded.

He lives very

Welt, talet him walk ten be The SPEÅKER. A motion to amend will

Mr. GARFIELD. Then I hope it will be The joint resolution was then read the third So, two thirds voting in the affirmative, the voied down, so that I may move this amend- time, as follows:

joint resolution was passed. ment:

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the When the name of Mr. RAYMOND was called, All persons who voluntarily adhered to the late

Constitution of the United States.

his response in the affirmative was received insurrection, giving aid and comfort to the so-called Beitresolved by the Senate and House of Representatives southern confederacy, are forever excluded from hold- of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

with applause on the floor and in the galleries. ing any office of trust or profit under the Government (two thirds of both Houses concurring,) That the fol

During the call of the roll the following of the United States.

lowing article be proposed to the Legislatures of tho announcements were made: The SPEAKER. The question is on secondseveral States, as an amendment to the Constitution

Mr. TAYLOR. I desire to announce that of the United States, which, when ratified by three ing the demand for the previous question. fourths of said Legislatures, shall be valid as part of

my colleague, Mr. James M. HUMPHREY, is The question being put, there were-ayes 90, the Constitution, namely:

paired with another colleague, Mr. POMEROY. noes 59.

ARTICLE —

Mr. DEMING. My colleagues, Mr. BRANDEMr. FARNSWORTH. I demand tellers on

Sec. 1. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of

GEE and Mr. HUBBARD, are both absent. If seconding the demand for the previous question. citizens of the United States; nor shall any State

they were present they would both vote for Tellers were ordered; and the Speaker ap- deprive any person of life, liberty, or property with- this joint resolution. pointed Messrs. Farnsworth and StevenS.

out due process of law; nor deny to any person
within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the

Mr. ANCONA. My colleague, Mr. JohnThe House divided ; and the tellers reported laws.

sox, is still detained from his seat by illness. -ayes 85, noes 57.

SEC.2. Representatives shall be apportioned among Mr. RADFORD. My colleague, Mr. Jones, So the previous question was seconded. the several States which may be included within this

is absent on account of sickness; if he was Union according to their respective numbers, countThe question recurred on ordering the main ing the whole number of persons in each State, ex

here he would vote against this joint resoluquestion.

cluding Indians not taxed. But whenever in any tion. Mr. DELANO. I demand the yeas and nays.

State the elective franchise shall be denied to any The announcement of the vote, as above

portion of its male citizens ņot less than twenty-one The yeas and nays were ordered; and the years of age, or in any way abridged, except for par- recorded, was received with applause on the question being taken, it was decided in the ticipation in rebellion or other crime, the basis of floor and in the galleries. affirmative-yeas 84, nays 79, not voting 20; representation in such State shall be reduced in the

Mr. ELDRIDGE. I rise to a question of proportion which the number of such male citizens as follows:

shall bear to the whole number of male citizens not order. I want to know if it is understood that YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Anderson, Banks, less than twenty-one years of age.

the proceedings of this House are to be interBaxter, Bidwell, Boutwell, Bromwell, Broomall,

SEC. 3. Until the 4th day of July, in the year 1870,

rupted by those who come here and occupy Chanler, Reader w. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb,

all persons who voluntarily adhered to the late insurConkling, Cook, Defrees. Dixon, Driggs, Dumont, rection, giving it aid and comfort, shall be excluded

the galleries. Eckley, Eggleston, Eldridge, Eliot, Grider, Grinnell,

from the right to vote for Representatives in Con- The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Aaron Harding, Abner C. Harding, Harris, Hart,

gress and for electors for President and Vice PresiHigby, Ilolmes, IIooper, Hotchkiss, Asahel W. Hubdent of the United States.

Wisconsin [Mr. ELDRIDGE] makes the point bard, Domas Hubbard, Ingersoll, Julian, Kelley,

SEC. 4. Neither the United States nor any State of order that expressions of approbation or Kelso, Kerr, William Lawrence, Le Blond, Loan,

shall assume or any debt or obligation already disapprobation from ns occupying the Lynch, Marston, McClurg, McCullough, McIndoe,

incurred, or which may hereafter be incurred, in aid Mercur, Morrill, Moulton, Niblack, O'Neill, Orth, of insurrection or of war against the United States,

galleries are not in order. The Chair sustains Paine, Patterson, Perham, Pike, Price, John H. Rice, or any claim for compensation for loss of involuntary

the point of order. Members upon the floor Ritter, Rogers, Rollins, Ross, Rousseau, Sawyer, service or labor.

and spectators in the gallery will observe the Schenck, Scofield, Shanklin, Shellabarger, Spalding,

Sec. 5. Tho Congress shall have power to enforce, rules of the House and maintain order. Stevens, Francis Thomas, John L. Thomas, Thornton, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this

article. Trowbridge, Upson, Ward, Elihu B. Washburne,

Mr. ELDRIDGE. I do not want our proWelker, James F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Win- Mr. STEVENS. I call the previous ques

ceedings to be interrupted by the " niggerdom, and Woodbridge-84. NAYS-Messrs. Alley, Ancona, Delos R. Ashley, tion on the passage of the joint resolution.

heads in the galleries. [Hisses in the galJames M. Ashley, Baker, Baldwin, Barker, Beaman, The previous question was seconded and the

leries. ] Benjamin, Bergen, Bingham, Blaine, Blow, Bover, main question ordered.

Mr. STEVENS. Is it in order for members Buckland, Bundy, Coffroth, Cullom, Darling. Davis, Mr. ELDRIDGE and Mr.LE BLOND called on the floor to disturb those in the galleries? Dawes, Dawson, Delano, Deming, Dodge, Donnelly, Farnsworth, Ferry, Finck, Garfield, Glossbrenner, for the yeas and nays on the passage of the [Laughter.] Goodyear, Griswold, Hayes, Henderson, Chester D. joint resolution.

The SPEAKER. Members upon the floor Hubbard, James R. Hubbell, Iulburd, James Humpbrey, Jenckes, Kasson, Ketcham, Kuykendall,

Mr. ASHLEY, of Ohio. Does not the Con

should not insult the spectators in the galleries. Laflin, Latham, George V. Lawrence, Longyear, stitution require that the vote upon the passage

Mr. STEVENS. I move to reconsider the Marshall, McKee, McRuer, Miller, Moorhead, Mor- of an amendment to the Constitution shall be

vote by which the joint resolution was passed; ris, Myers, Newell, Phelps, Plants, Radford, Samuel J. Randall, William H. Randall, Raymond, Alexantaken by yeas and nays?

and also move that the motion to reconsider der H. Rice, Sitgreaves, Smith, Stilwell, Strouse, The SPEAKER. The Constitution requires

be laid on the table. Taber, Taylor, Thayer, Trimble, Burt Van Horn, that the vote shall be taken by yeas and nays

The latter motion was agreed to.
Rebert T. Van Horn, Warner, Henry D. Washburn,
William B. Washburn, Whaley, Williams, Winfield,
upon the passage of a measure over a veto.

WAGON ROADS IN THE TERRITORIES. and Wright-79. But it only says that the passage of an amend

The SPEAKER laid before the House a NOT VOTING-Messrs. Brandezee, Culver, Denison, Farguhar, Hale, Hill, Hogan, John H. Hubbard, ment to the Constitution shall be by a two

communication from the Secretary of the InEdwin N. Hubbell, James M. Humphrey, Johnson, thirds vote of each House of Congress, but

terior, in reply to a resolution of the House Jones, Marvin, Nicholson, Noell, Pomeroy, Sloan, does not say that the vote shall be by yeas Starr, Van Aernam, and Wentworth-20.

of the 4th instant, in regard to certain wagon So the main question was ordered.

roads in the Territories of Idaho, Montana,

The yeas and nays were ordered. During the roll-call,

Dakota, and Nebraska; which was ordered to

The question was taken; and it was decided Mr. STROUSE stated that his colleague, Mr.

be printed, and referred to the Committee on in the affirmative — yeas 128, nays 37, not Territories. Denison, had been called away on account of voting 19; as follows: sickness in his family.

CLERKS IN THE NAVY DEPARTMENT.
YEAS- Messrs. Alley, Allison, Ames, Anderson,
The result having been announced as above Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Baker, Baldwin, The SPEAKER also laid before the House
recorded,

Banks, Barker, Baxter, Beaman, Benjamin, Bidwell,
The joint resolution was then ordered to be
Bingham, Blaine, Blow, Boutwell, Bromwell, Broom-

a communication from the Secretary of the all, Buckland, Bundy, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney || Navy, in reply to a resolution of the House of engrossed and read a third time.

Clarke, Cobb, Conkling, Cook, Cullom, Darling, Da- the 7th instant, in regard to the number of Mr. LE BLOND and Mr. ELDRIDGE de

vis, Dawes, Defrees, Delano, Deming, Dixon, Dodge, manded the yeas and nays on the passage of Donnelly, Driggs, Dumont, Eckley, Eggleston, Eliot,

clerks employed in that Department, in what Farnsworth, Ferry. Garfield, Grinnell, Griswold, Ab- army they served, &c. ; which was laid on the the joint resolution. ner C. Harding, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Higby,

table, and ordered to be printed. Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. I call

Holmes, Hooper, Hotchkiss, Asahel W. Hubbard,
Chester D. Hubbard, Demas Hubbard, James R.

INDIAN EXPENDITURES.
for the reading of the engrossed joint resolu- Hubbell, Hulburd, James Humphrey, Ingersoll,
tion.

Jenckes, Julian, Kasson, Kelley, Kelso, Ketcham, The SPEAKER also laid before the Houso The SPEAKER. It is not on the Clerk's

Kuykendall, Laflin, George V. Lawrence, William a communication from the Secretary of the table.

Lawrence, Loan, Longyear, Lynch, Marston, Mc-
Clurg, MoIndoe. McKee, McRuer, Mercur, Miller,

Interior, in response to a resolution of the Mr. HOOPER, of Massachusetts. I move Moorhead, Morrill, Morris, Moulton, Myers, Newell,

House of the 23d ultimo, relative to expendthe House adjourn, and upon that motion I

O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Patterson, Perhom, Pike, itures in the Indian service; which was orcall the yeas and nays.

Plants, Price, William H. Randall, Raymond, Alex-
ander H. Rice, John H. Rice, Rollins, Sawyer,

dered to be printed, and referred to the ComThe yeas and nays were ordered.

Schenck, Scofield, Shellabarger, Spalding, Stevens, mittee on Indian Affairs.
Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. I with.

Stilwell, Thayer, Francis Thomas, John L. Thomas,
Trowbridge, Upson, Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn,

COLORED CITIZENS OF CHICAGO. draw my call for the reading of the engrossed Robert T. Van Horn, Ward, Warner, Elihu B. Wash- The SPEAKER also laid before the House joint resolution.

burne, Henry D. Washburn, William B. Washburn, Mr. HOOPER, of Massachusetts. Then I Welker, Williams, James F. Wilson, Stephen F.

an address to the Congress of the United Wilson, Windom, Woodbridge, and the Speaker-128. States from the colored citizens of Chicago, withdraw my motion to adjourn.

NAYS-Mosers. Ancona, Bergen, Boyer, Chanler, which was ordered to be printed. Mr. FARNSWORTH. I desire to inquire Coffroth. Dawson, Eldridge, Finck. Glossbrenner,

Mr. ROSS moved that the address be reof the Chair if it is in order to move to recom

Latham, Le Blond, Marshall, McCullough, Niblack, ferred to the joint committee on reconstrucmit this joint resolution with instructions to Phelps, Radford, Samuel J. Randall, Ritter, Rogers, tion. amend.

Ross, Rousseau, Shanklin, Sitgreaves. Smith. Strouso,
The SPEAKER. That is not now in order
Taber, Taylor, Thornton, Trimble, Whaley, Winfield,

The motion was agreed to.
and Wright-37.

ADJOURNMENT OVER. pending the execution of the previous ques- NOT VOTING–Messrs. Brandegee, Culver, Dention. The previous question will not be ex; ison, Farquhar, Hale, Hill, Hogan, John H. Hub- Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I move hausted until the joint resolution has been read

bard, Edwin N. Hubbell,
James M. Humphrey, John-

that when the House adjourn to-day it be to son, Jones, Marvin, Nicholson, Noell, Pomeroy, the third time. Sloan, Starr, and Wentworth-19.

meet on Monday next. I would say that I 39TH Cong. Ist Sess.- No. 160.

and nays.

and nays.

certainly would not make this motion if I Mr. ROSS asked leave of absence for Mr.

ADJOURNMENT OVER-AGAIN. thought that by sitting here to-morrow and Thornton for one week.

Mr. FARNSWORTH. I ask that by unannext day we would facilitate the adjournment Leave was granted.

imous consent it be understood that no busiof this Congress one single day. But I know

TAXES ON IMPORTED SPIRITS.

ness shall be transacted in the House next the situation of business in the Senate, and the situation of business in this House, and I am Mr. DARLING, by unanimous consent, in

Monday, but that immediately on meeting we troduced a bill to refund certain taxes upon

shall adjourn. To-morrow and Saturday, with satisfied there is no necessity for us to press

Monday, will not more than give the Doormatters as we have been doing. We have imported spirits; which was read a first and

keeper sufficient time to put the matting upon done a pretty good week's work_this week, second time, and referred to the Committee

the floor of the House and complete the other and everybody is tired, and the Doorkceper of Ways and Means.

arrangements for the summer occupancy of wants to-morrow and next day for the purpose

DUTY ON LIVE ANIMALS.

the Hall. We have agreed to adjourn till of cleaning up this Hall and putting down the

On motion of Mr. MORRILL, the House, by | Monday, and unless we now allow safficient matting for the summer. unanimous consent, proceeded to the consid

time for having this job thoroughly done, we Mr. ASHLEY, of Ohio. I desire to say to

cration of Senate amendment to the bill (H. shall very soon have another adjournment of the House that it is impossible that this work

R. No. 511) entitled - An act imposing a duty two or three days. I trust there will be no of fixing the Hall can be done inside of four on live animals.''

objection to my proposition. days; and, therefore, there is no use in ad

The amendment of the Senate was read, as

Mr. MILLER. I object. journing. If we meet, the committees can be follows:

The SPEAKER. An adjournment of this called, and we can make considerable progress

Add at the end of the bill the following:

House under the Constitution cannot be for with our business.

Provided, That any such animals now bona fide more than three days except with the concurThe question was taken on agreeing to the owned by resident citizens of the United States, and motion of Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, and now in any of the Provinces of British America, may

rence of the Senate. The Speaker will therebe inported into the United States free of duty until fore be obliged to take the chair at twelve there were-ayes 78, noes 68.

the expiration of ten days next after the passage of o'clock next Monday ; but if there should be Mr. FARNSWORTH called for the yeas this act.

no quorum in attendance those present can of The amendment was concurred in.

course adjourn until the next day. The yeas and nays were ordered. Mr. MORRILL moved to reconsider the

J. B. WALKER AND OTIIERS. The question was taken; and it was decided

vote by which the amendment was concurred in the affirmative-yeas 79, nays 68, not voting | in; and also moved that the motion to recon

On motion of Mr. HOOPER, of Massachu36; as follows: sider be laid on the table.

setts, by unanimous consent, the Committee YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ancona, Anderson, Banks, The latter motion was agreed to.

on Banking and Currency was discharged from Beaman, Bidwell, Blow, Boye, Chanler, Cobb, Cof

the further consideration of the petition of J. froth, Conkling, Davis, Dawson, Delano, Deming,

TELEGRAPHIC LINES.

B. Walker, and others, officers of the New Dixon, Dodge, Donnelly, Eldridge, Finck, Garfield,

Mr. SPALDING, by unanimous consent, Glossbrenner, Aaron Harding, Abner C. IIarding,

Hampshire Savings Bank, in Concord, New Harris, llart, Hayes, Henderson, Holmes, Ilotchkiss,

introduced a bill to aid in the construction of Hampshire; and the same was referred to the Chester D. Hlubbard. Demas IIubbard. Hulburd. || telegraphic lines, and to secure to the Govern- Committee of Ways and Means. Kasson, Kerr, Kuykendall, Latham, Le Blond, Long

ment the use of the same for postal, military, year, Marshall, Marston, McCullough, McRuer,

CLAIMS AGAINST VENEZUELA. Moorhead. Morrill, Moulton, Niblack, Paine, Phelps, and other purposes; which was read a first Pike, Radford, Samuel J.Randall, R:lymoud.John H. and second time, and referred to the Commit- Mr. DRIGGS. A resolution which I offered Rice, Rousseau, Sawyer, Schenck, Scotield, Shanklin, tee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

the other day contained an error, being ad. Shellabarger, Smith, Spalding, Stilwell, Strouse, Taylor, Francis Thomas, 'I'rimble, Trowbridge, Upson,

dressed to the Secretary of State, instead of

TAX ON TOBACCO AND CIGARS. Burt Van Horn, Elibu B. Wasbburne, Whaley, Wil

the President. I ask unanimous consent to liams, James F. Wilson, Wintield, Woodbridge, and Mr. SCHENCK. I ask unanimous consent offer the following resolution for the purpose Wright-79. NAYS- Messrs. Alley. Ames, Delos R. Ashley, to present at this time an amendment to the

of correcting that error: James M. Ashley, Baker, Baldwin. Barker, Baxter,

tax bill, relating to tobacco and cigars. I de- Resolved. That the President of the United States Benjamin, Bergen, Bingham, Blaine, Boutwell, sire that it may be printed, and referred to the bo respectfully requested, if not incompatible with Broomall, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cullom, Committee of the Whole on the state of the the public interest, to cause to be furnished to this Darling, Dawes, Defrees, Driggs, Dumont, Eckley,

House a list of the claims of citizens of the United Eggleston, Eliot, Farnsworth, Ferry, Goodyear, GriUnion, so that it can be taken up in connec

States now pending in the United States legation at der, Grinnell, Griswold, Higby, James R. Hubbell, tion with the bill.

Caracas, against the United States of Venezuela, James Humphrey, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Julian, Kela The SPEAKER. If there be no objection,

with a brief indication of the causes of complaint ley, lielso, Ketcham, Laflin, George V. Lawrence, Wil. liam Lawrence, Loan, McClurg. Mckce, Mercur, Milit will be so ordered.

and the reasons why payments havenot been enforced

during a long series of years, and what measures aro ler, Morris, Myers. Newell, O'Neill, Orth, Patterson,, There was no objection.

necessary to bring these long-deferred claims to a Pcrbam, Price, Ritter.Rollins, Ross, Sitgreaves, Taber,

speedy settlement. Thayer, Van Acrnam, Ward, Warner, II eury D.Wash

EMPEROR OF RUSSIA. burn. William B. Washburn, and Windom-68.

There being no objection, the resolution was NOT VOTING- Messrs. Brandegee. Bromwell,

Mr. BANKS. I move that, by unanimous

considered and agreed to. Buckland, Bundy, Cook, Culver, Denison, Farquhar, consent, the Senate amendments to the joint llale, Hill, llogan, Hooper, Asabel W. Hubbard, resolution (II. R. No. 133) relative to the

RESOLUTIONS OF CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE. John H. Hubbard, Edwin N. Hubbell, James M. Humphrey, Johnson, Jones, Lynch, Marvin, Mo

attempted assassination of the Emperor of Mr. McRUER, by unanimous consent, preIndoe, Nicholson, Noell, Plants, Pomeroy, William

Russia be taken from the Speaker's table sented resolutions of the Legislature of CaliH. Randall, Alexander II. Rice, Rogers, Sloan, and considered at this time.

fornia indorsing the action of the delegation in Starr, Stevens, John L. Thomas, Thornton, Robert T. Van IIorn, Welker, Wentworth, and Stephen F.

There was no objection ; and the amendments Congress from that State in voting for the pas. Wilson-36. of the Senate were read, as follows:

sage of the bill known as the Freedmen's So the motion was agreed to. In line fire strike out the word "their."

Bureau bill; which were laid on the table, and Add the following as a new section:

ordered to be printed. MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE.

Sec. 2. And be it further resolded, That the President

of the United States be requested to forward a copy COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS. A message from the Senate, by Mr. ForxEY, of this resolution to the Emperor of Russia. its Secretary, announced that the Senate had The amendments were concurred in.

Mr. LAWRENCE, of Ohio, by unanimous passed, without amendment, a bill (H. R. No.

consent, submitted the following resolution;

AMENDMENT OF PENSION LAWS. 567) entitled "An act to amend an act to

which was read, considered, and agreed to: establish the grade of vice admiral in the

Mr. BOYER, by unanimous consent, sub- Resolved, That tho Commissioner of Public BuildUnited States Navy." mitted the following resolution; which was ings be directed to report to this House the number

of clerks and employés in his official service, with The message also announced that the Senate | read, considered, and agreed to :

the States from which they were appointed, and had passed House bills of the following titles

Resolved, That the Committee on Invalid Pensions what were their occupations prerions to their apbe, and are hereby, requested to inquire into the expe

pointment, with the number who were in the Union with amendments, in which the concurrence diency of' so amending the pension laws as to place Army, and the names, unmber, and residences of of the House was requested :

dependent fathers on the same footing with depend- such, if any, as have been in the rebel army, and by An act (H. R. No. 397) to authorize the ent mothers.

whom those of the latter class were recommended for

appointment. coinage of five-cent pieces; and

IRRIGATION AND CANAL COMPANY.
An act (H. R. No. 511) imposing a duty on
Mr. HIGBY. I ask unanimous consent to

CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES. live animals.

introduce a bill granting right of way and mak; Mr. WILLIAMS, by unanimous consent, LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

ing a grant of land to the Sierra Nevada and introduced a bill to authorize the employment

Contra Costa Irrigation and Canal Company, of additional counsel in cases of claims depend: Mr. SMITH asked leave of absence for Mr. in the State of California.

ing against the Government of the United Van Horn, of Missouri, for three days.

Mr. WRIGHT. I object. Leave was granted.

States; which was read a first and second time, Mr. McCULLOUGH asked leave of ab

LAND-GRANT RAILROAD IN OREGON.

and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. sence for Mr. HARRIS for one week. On motion of Mr. HENDERSON, Senate

WASIIINGTON CANAL. Leave was granted.

bill No. 99, entitled " An act granting land to Mr. INGERSOLL. I desire to call the Mr. BINGHAM asked leave of absence for the State of Oregon to aid in the construction attention of the House to a matter affecting Mr. SHELLABARGER for ten days.

of a military road from Albany, Oregon, to the the sanitary condition of this city. Leave was granted.

eastern boundary of said State," was taken from It is understood that workmen, under the Mr. RICE, of Maine, asked indefinite leave the Speaker's table, read a first and second direction of the city authorities, have comof absence for Mr. HOLBROOK.

time, and referred to the Committee on Public menced removing the deposit and sediment Leave was granted. lands.

from the Washington canal, throwing this oflensive matter upon the banks. The subject has citizens of Natchez, Mississippi, remonstrating organization of the pay department of the Navy been referred to the Committee for the District against the proposed tax on cotton; which was was considered as in Committee of the Whole. of Columbia, who, having examined the ques- referred to the Committee on Finance.

For the purpose of carrying out the provisions tion, deem it very injudicious and unsafe for

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

of an act to provide for the better organizathe city authorities to allow such work to be done. Under the direction of the committee,

Mr. HOWE, from the Committee on Claims,

tion of the pay department of the Navy, with I have prepared a joint resolution having in to whom was referred a joint resolution (II. R.

the least delay possible, the joint resolution

authorizes the President of the United States view the stopping of that work. I ask unaniNo. 103) to refer the petition of Benjamin Hol

to waive the examination of such officers in mous consent to report that joint resolution for liday to the Court of Claims, reported it with

the pay department of the Navy as are on duty consideration at the present time. an amendment.

abroad, and cannot at present be examined as Mr. ALLEY. I object.

Mr. DAVIS, from the Committee on Claims,

required by law; but such examinations as are Mr. INGERSOLL. The gentlemon ought I to whom was referred the petition of Mrs. M. to hear the resolution read before he objects.

required by law are to be made as soon as J. Walker, praying for compensation for prop

practicable after the return of the officers to Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois.

I move
erty taken and used by the United States

the United States, and no officer found to be that the House adjourn. forces at Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1863 and

disqualified is to receive the promotion conThe motion was agreed to; and thereupon | 1864, reported adversely thereon.

templated in the act herein referred to. (at forty minutes past four o'clock p. m.) the

He also, from the same committee, to whom The Committee on Naval Affairs reported House adjourned. wa's referred the petition of Augustus Hub

the joint resolution with an amendment, to add bell, late captain and commissary of subsistence United States volunteers, praying that he may

as an additional section the following: PETITIONS, ETC. be allowed, in the settlement of his accounts, a

SEC. 2. And be it further resolved. That the Secre

tary of the Navy be, and he is hereby, authorized to The following petitions. &c., were presented under certain amount of money which he alleges to retain or to appoint, under existing laws and reguthe rule and referred to the appropriato committees : By Mr. BANKS: The petition of Richard Mason, have been stolen from him on the 17th of July,

lations, such volunteer officers in the Navy as tho

exigencies of tho service may require until their Augustus Brises, James H. Davis, George W. Lester, 1865, reported adversely thereon.

places can be supplied by graduates from the Naval and 100 others, citizens of the United States, against Mr. HENDERSON, from the Committee Academy. the passage of tho second section of the constitutional amendment now pending, and for a law grant

on Claims, to whom was referred the petition Mr. CONNESS. AsIunderstand that amend. ing cqual political rights to all citizens without of Henry Roy de La Reintrie, praying that ment, it proposes simply to put the volunteer regard to race or color.

compensation be allowed him for effective and By Mr.J. HUMPHREY: The petition of William

officers, who have now had years of experience, W. Gardener, and others, glass-blowers, in relation valuable services rendered to the Government

in the service temporarily out of the Navy as to revenue taxation. of the United States in California in exposing

soon as their places can be supplied by gradBy Mr. IIULBURD: The petitions of sundry citi- fraudulent land claims against the Government, zens of the counties of St. Lawrence, Franklin, and

uates of the Naval Academy. It does not strike Jefferson, New York, asking an ad valorem duty and submitt an adverse report thereon; which

me as a very wise thing to be done, and I should an increase of duty on imported flax. was ordered to be printed.

like to hear from the honorable chairman of Also, a remonstrance of sundry citizens of Oneida

He also, from the same committee, to whom county. New York, against the bill to reorganize the

the Naval Committee his views on the wisdom Federal judiciary.

was referred the petition of Benjamin Tilley, of the amendment proposed. It will be rememBy Mr. HUBBARD. of New York: The petition of praying for compensation for land in the city

bered that the officers of the volunteer Navy 72 citizens of the county of Chenango, New York, ask- of Washington occupied by the Government as ing that aduty often cents per pound and ten percent.

had experience as seamen in the mercantile ad valorem be levied on all unwashed foreign wools

a part of the site on which Camp Fry is situated, marine before they entered that branch of the competing with American wools, the value whereof submitted an adverse report thereon; which naval service; and it appears to me that when at the last port of export, including charges in such was ordered to be printed. port, shall be thirty-two cents or less per pound, and

experienced officers, many of whom have renthat a duty of twelve cents per pound and ten per

BILL RECOMMITTED.

dered efiicient and valuable service during the cent. ad valorem be levied on all like wools, the value whereof, including charges in port, shall exceed thir- On motion of Mr. LANE, .of Kansas, the

war, are transferred into the Navy there should ty-two cents per pound; and that the above rates of bill (S. No. 119) granting lands to the Lcaven:

be a provision for their remaining there. I do duties be doubled on washed wools and trebled on scoured wools. worth, Lawrence, and Fort Gibson Railroad

not know why they should give place to gradAlso, the petition of citizens of the town of Oxford, Company to aid in extending their railroad and

uates from the Naval Academy; I should like in tho county of Chenango, New York, for a daily || telegraph line from the southern boundary of

to hear from the chairman on the subject. mail route from Unadilla, in the county of Otsego, to

Mr. GRIMES. I think the Senator from that place.

Kansas to the northern boundary of Texas, in By 'Mr. MeINDOE: The petition of R. O. Harris, the direction of Galveston bay, was recom

California misapprehends the scope of this and 57 others, praying that mail routo No. 13122, in mitted to the Committee on Public Lands.

proposition. Under laws passed in 1861, 1862, Adams county, Wisconsin, be altered and extended.

and 1863, the Secretary of the Navy was authorAlso, a petition for the establishing of a mail

DEBATES OF TIIE SEXATE.

ized to appoint certain persons, sich as might route from Friendship, in Adams county, Wisconsin, by Arcade, to Barnum, in said county.

Mr. CONNESS. I offer the following res- pass the board of examination, to certain grades By Mr. RICE of Maine: The petitition of Dr. E. F. olution:

in the volunteer service of the Nary; but there Sanger, and others, physicians of Penobscot county, Maine, for exemption of certain medicines from im

Resolved, That the Committee on Printing be di

was a provision in the law declaring that they port duties, rected to inquire into the necessity of more correct

should cease to be officers of the United States By Mr. RADFORD: The petition of citizens of

reports of the debates of the Senate, and to report a whenever the rebellion ended. These officers New York, for the regulation of inter-State insur

remedy for the practice of changing and suppressing
words spoken in debate in the Senate and substitut-

are now scattered all over the world in various By Mr. WARD: The petition of numerous citizens ing therefor matter not spoken.

squadrons, and it is simply proposed to enact of Hcune, in Alleghany county, New York, in favor I do not ask for the present consideration of

a law so that if the President of the United of increasing the tariff on wool. the resolution, and I will not occupy the time

States should see fit to-morrow to issue a procof the Senate with it now, because when the | lamation declaring that the rebellion has enIN SENATE.

resolution is considered I desire to submit some tirely ceased, from that moment these officers Friday, May 11, 1866.

remarks in connection with it and in explana- shall not cease to be, but shall continue in the Prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. E. H. Gray. tion of it. I am willing, therefore, that the service and draw their pay and perform their The Journal of yesterday was read and resolution shall lie over for the present.

duty to the Government. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. It will lie

The question as to whether the volunteer approved. PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS. over under the rules.

officers shall be retained in the permanent

Navy is not embraced in this joint resolution, Mr. GRIMES presented concurrent resolu

ADJOURNMENT TO MONDAY.

but is embraced in another proposition which tions of the Legislature of Iowa, in favor of the On motion of Mr. ANTHONY, it was is under consideration in the Committee on establishment of a Bureau of Education; which Ordered, That when the Senato adjourn to-day it

Naval Affairs. This section simply retains were ordered to lie on the table, and be printed. bo to meet on Monday next.

these officers for the present, until there shall Mr. GRIMES. I present the petition of C.

MESSAGE FROM THE IIOUSE.

be subsequent legislation by Congress. That W. Walker, and a large number of other citizens of Macgregor, in the State of Iowa, who

A message from the House of Representa- is the purport and scope of it. It was drawn pray that Congress will frame and pass a gentives, by Mr. Lloyd, its Chief Clerk, announced

in the Navy Department by gentlemen who eral law regulating the bridging of the upper

that the House of Representatives had agreed | entertain the same views in regard to the adopto the amendments of the Senate to the joint

tion of the volunteer officers into the Navy that Mississippi river, making provision therein that neither railroad nor water traffic be impeded | attempted assassination of the Emperor of resolution (H. R. No. 133) relative to the the Senator from California entertains, as I

understand from what he has said. or impaired. I present also another and simiRussia, and to the amendment of the Senate

The amendment was agreed to. lar petition from citizens of the same place,

to the bill (H. R. No. 511) imposing uty on Mr. GRIMES. I offer as an additional seccontaining the same prayer. I move that these live animals.

tion the following: petitions be referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads.

PAY DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY.

And be it further resolved, That naval constructers

shall hereafter be held to be staff officers in the Navy, The motion was agreed to.

Mr. GRIMES. I move that the Senate pro

and entitled to all the rights and privileges and subMr. MORGAN presented a memorial of the ceed to the consideration of the House joint jeet to all the liabilities and duties of such, Long Island Historical Society, in relation to resolution No. 130. It is a small matter, and

The amendment was ag.eed to. the unburied remains of soldiers on the battle- will not require the consumption of time. The joint resolution was reported to the field of Shiloh ; which was referred to the Com- The motion was agreed to; and the joint Senate as amended, and the amendments mittee on Military Affairs and the Militia. resolution (H. R. No. 130) to carry into im- were concurred in. It was ordered that the

Mr. DOOLITTLE presented a memorial of mediate effect the bill to provide for the better || amendments be engrossed, and the bill be

ances.

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