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West Virginia-Continued.
bill granting lands to the State of, to aid in

the construction of railroads.............286
joint resolution donating certain property

of the United States to boards of edu-
cation of certain townships of Taylor
county:

...580
joint resolution (H. R. No. 120) to extend

to the counties of Berkeley and Jefferson,
in, the provisions of an act approved July
4, 1864, to restrict the jurisdiction of the
Court of Claims and to provide for the
payment of certain demands for quarter-
master's stores and subsistence supplies
furnished to the Army of the United

States.......... 2182, 3166, 3195, 3206, 3298
bill (S. No. 230) to reimburse the State of,

for moneys expended for the United States
in enrolling, equipping, and paying, mili-
tary forces to aid in suppressing the re-
bellion.........

..2377, 2597, 3240
joint resolution (S. No. 90) to suspend tem-

porarily the collection of the direct tax in
The State of..........

.2634, 4248
West, William A., bill for the relief of..... 1147
joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of

the Interior to settle the accounts of, as
marshal of the Territory of Nebraska,

8197
Whaley, Kellian V., a Representative from

West Virginia....... ..353, 694, 811,

1247, 1390, 1399, 1402, 1406, 1477, 1479,
1480, 1505, 1506, 1943, 1970, 2038, 2185,

2246, 2285, 2393, 2471, 2858, 3164, 8548
resolutions by.

..811, 2859
remarks on the French Industrial Exposi-
tion.........

1402, 1403
remarks on reconstruction.... 1479, 1480
remarks on the legislative, &c., appropriation
bill........

1505, 1506
remarks on the resolution for the relief of
Mrs. Martha McCook

1943
remarks on the Northern Pacific railroad
bill.............

2185
{ remarks on the case of Rousseau and Grin-
nell............

.8819, 3820
personal explanations of ..1970, 2008
Wheeler, William H., bill (H. R. No. 695) for

the relief of..........8329, 3907, 3910, 3933
Whitall, Major John A., bill for the relief of

the legal representatives of, late paymaster
in the United States Army, on account of

loss of stolen vouchers.... 2282, 3329
Whittlesey, Henry M., bill (S. No. 46) for the
relief of.......

....3907
Wiard, Norman, bill (H. R. No. 818) for the
relief of............

4285
remarks on the, by~
Mr. Bingham

4285
Mr. Garfield

4286
Mr. Higby

4286
Mr. Schenck.

.4285, 4286
yeas and nays on the.

...4286
Wickliffe, Robert C., of Louisiana, credentials
of, presented

....130
Willcox, Altazera L., bill (H. R. No. 264)

granting a pension to... .772, 1949, 1970
Willett, Elizabeth, bill for the relief of....1240
Willey, Martha J., bill (H. R. No. 494) for the

relief of....... .1812, 1995, 2688, 2727
Williams, Gurdon 0.-see Military; Rail-

road.
Williams, Thomas, a Representative from Penn-

sylvania ... 10, 137, 138, 350, 422, 460, 507,

546, 626, 645, 784, 185, 786,787, 788,
789, 790, 791, 792, 793, 794, 795, 796,
797, 1196, 1197, 1367, 1368, 1548, 1587,
1615, 1704, 1706, 1905, 1926, 2032, 2107,
2247, 2414, 2546, 2571, 2815, 2850, 2857,
2860, 2861, 2862, 2945, 3089, 3115, 3474,
3502, 3521, 3642, 3643, 3644, 3780, 3814,

3891, 3915, 4056, 4149, 4150, 4158, 4303
resolutions by ... 10, 137, 138, 350, 460, 2571
remarks on reconstruction.

.784,
785, 786, 787, 788, 789, 790, 791,

792, 793, 794, 795, 796, 797, 798
remarks on the tax bill.

.2791
remarks on the tariff bill... .3642, 3643
Temarks on the bill to incorporate the Wash-
1 ington Land and Building Company...4158

Wilson, James F., à Representative from Wilson, James F., a Representative from
Iowa...

.5,7, 19, 20, 23, Iowa-Continued.
33, 49, 57, 60, 61, 62, 69, 72, 81, 84, 85, remarks on the Iowa and Missouri State Line
86, 87, 135, 147, 148, 149, 150, 173, 174, railroad.......

.2157, 2158
175, 193, 194, 239, 253, 277, 278, 279, 302, remarks on the bill relating to bridges over
310, 311, 351, 469, 470, 627, 645,646, 688, the Mississippi

.2374
692,694, 695, 714, 719, 725, 750, 777, 888, remarks on reconstruction...... .2411, 2412,
855, 886, 899, 919, 920, 947, 1033, 1034, 2413, 2505, 2512, 2513, 2947, 2948, 2949
1036, 1099, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 1119, remarks on the tax bill...... .2475, 2476,
1120, 1160, 1161, 1162, 1197, 1198, 1238,

2477, 2519, 2660, 2679, 2686, 2757,
1259, 1260, 1261, 1262, 1271, 1272, 1290,

2787, 2793, 2812, 2830, 2842, 2848
1293, 1295, 1296, 1338, 1339, 1342, 1366, remarks on the Cleveland and Mahoning
1367, 1368, 1387, 1426, 1436, 1450, 1458, railroad bill....

...2924
1461, 1467, 1468, 1496, 1499, 1502, 1503, remarks on the bill to secure the safe-keeping
1507, 1548, 1549, 1550, 1658, 1676, 1578, of the public money

2993
1581, 1583, 1608, 1611, 1614, 1615, 1616, remarks on the resolution in behalf of Peter
1657, 1658, 1659, 1695, 1721, 1724, 1725, Hayes and others..........3054, 3089, 3090
1744, 1791, 1796, 1820, 1828, 1854, 1855, remarks on the management of Indian af:
1857, 1860, 1870, 1875, 1876, 1902, 1903, fairs

.3062, 3063
1904, 1968, 1969, 2027, 2121, 2147, 2156, remarks on the bill for the relief of John
2157, 2158, 2159, 2184, 2187, 2202, 2282, Gordon........

..... 3203, 3204
2285, 2372, 2374, 2376, 2387, 2410, 2411, remarks on exempting the St. Albans bank
2412, 2413, 2429, 2480, 2431, 2434, 2475, from taxation.....

......3239
2476, 2477, 2480, 2497, 2498, 2505, 2509, remarks on the bill (H. R. No. 361) to re-
2512, 2513, 2515, 2517, 2519, 2573, 2575, organize the Army ........3275, 3276
2597, 2599, 2634, 2655, 2657, 2660, 2675, remarks on the resolution relating to the sale
2677, 2679, 2680, 2757, 2758, 2787, 2790, of gold by the Treasury Department, 3301,
2791, 2793, 2812, 2815, 2825, 2829, 2830,

3302
2838, 2839, 2840, 2842, 2843, 2848, 2859, remarks on the bill for the relief of Iowa
2865, 2878, 2903, 2921, 2924, 2933, 2946, volunteers.....

..3415, 3416
2947, 2948, 2949, 2993, 2994, 3053, 3054, remarks on the Union Pacific railroad, east-
3059, 3062, 3063, 3085, 3089, 3090, 3142, ern division........

...3421, 3423
3204, 3205, 3207, 3239, 3240, 3270, 3276, remarks on the tariff bill...3496, 3497, 3515,
3301, 3302, 3326, 3330, 3357, 3404, 3415,

3516, 3544, 3632, 3656, 3658, 3719, 3720
3416, 3421, 3422, 3423, 3439, 3440, 3496, remarks on the explanatory bill relating to
3497, 3498, 3514, 3515, 3516, 3517, 3518, the Union Pacific railroad, eastern divis-
8519, 3539, 3540, 3541, 3543, 3544, 3561, ion .......

3586, 3587, 3588
3567, 3585, 3586, 3587, 3588, 3589, 3653, remarks on the bill to quiet land titles in
3655, 3656, 3658, 3660, 3661, 3682, 8719, California........

.3655
3720, 3722, 3723, 3724, 3725, 3743, 8766, remarks on the miscellaneous appropriation
3767, 3770, 3794, 3797, 3801, 3819, 3820, bill......

.....3797, 4287
8843, 3844, 3848, 3851, 8862, 3853, 3854, remarks on the resolution relating to the pay
8876, 3908, 3909, 3910, 3911, 3948, 3981, of John L. Thomas.......

.3844
4019, 4020, 4022, 4046, 4047, 4051, 4059, remarks on the assault case of Rousseau and
4062, 4063, 4092, 4093, 4094, 4095, 4096, Grinnell, 3819, 3820, 3851, 3852, 3853, 3854
4102, 4108, 4110, 4111, 4112, 4148, 4149, remarks on the bill for the relief of Daniel
4151, 4156, 4157, 4158, 4160, 4161, 4182, Winslow ....

4094
4183, 4193, 4201, 4203, 4204, 4249, 4250, remarks on the bill relating to the United
4252, 4253, 4258, 4262, 4264, 4265, 4274, States district courts in California and
4277, 4278, 4279, 4280, 4281, 4287, 4308 Louisiana.

4094
resolutions by.......

.5, remarks on the bill to protect the reve-
23, 61, 69, 84, 3276, 3682, 3843

..411, 412
remarks on the joint resolution (H. R. No. Wilson, Phebe, deceased, bill for the relief of
9) to amend the Constitution, 84, 85, 86, 87 the children of

2928
remarks on the personal explanation of Mr. Wilson, Sarah E., bill (S. No. 252) granting a

Washburne, of Illinois...............147, 148 pension to..... .1950, 1952, 1996, 2007
remarks on the statute of limitations. .....150 Wilson, Stephen F., a Representative from
remarks on suffrage in the District of Colum- Pennsylvania

.....1024,
bia................ 173, 174, 175, 239, 278

1200, 1303, 1334, 1337, 1728,
remarks on the bill for the relief of Char.

1979, 2032, 3474, 3589, 3595
lotte Bence........

193 remarks on regulating trade with British
remarks on the bill for the relief of Abelard North America.

.1337, 1338
Guthrie.

....750 Wilson, Thomas F., bill (S. No. 146) for the
remarks on the bill relative to the sale of relief of.

.1553, 1579, 2078, 2130
postage stamps, &c., on credit... ....838 Wilson, Virginia S., joint resolution for the
remarks on the civil rights bill..... 1160, 1161 relief of.

.3203
remarks on the Army appropriation bill, 1197 | Winans, Joanna, bill (H. R. No. 493) for the
remarks on the bill to facilitate communica- relief of

.1994, 2688, 2733, 2928
tion among the States............. 1259, 1549 Windom, William, a Representative from Min-
remarks on the bill to fix the number of the nesota.

.34, 49, 101, 103, 104,
judges of the Supreme Court. ...........1259 115, 508, 546, 617, 645, 919, 1036, 1127,
remarks on the bill to restrict the expense 1128, 1129, 1157, 1158, 1159, 1160, 1272,

of collecting soldiers' claims.... 1260, 1261 1349, 1375, 1386, 1494, 1502, 1535, 1573,
remarks on regulating trade with British 1615, 1682, 1683, 1700, 1701, 1702, 1703,
North America......

...1339, 1342 1725, 1728, 2008, 2050, 2156, 2201, 2205,
remarks on the telegraph to the West In- 2214, 2282, 2377, 2507, 2678, 2726, 2772,
dies

2859, 3011, 3024, 3053, 3089, 3094, 3095,
remarks on the deficiency bill. ..1583

3096, 3166, 3167, 3168, 3169, 3170, 3171,
remarks on the personal explanation of Mr. 3172, 8173, 3174, 3175, 3357, 3358, 3360
Brooks.....

.1615, 1616 3378, 3770, 4059, 4110, 4156, 4190, 4191
remarks on the bill (H. R. No. 281) to amend resolutions by.. .34, 508, 1703, 2772, 3011

the postal laws...... .....1657, 1658 remarks on the joint resolution relating to
remarks on the bill for the punishment of destitute Indians.......

.103
crimes.....

.. 1724 remarks on the deficiency bill............ 1127,
remarks on the bill to create the grade of

1128, 1125
brigadier general commandant in the remarks on the civil rights bill
Marive corps......
...... 1744

1158, 1159, 1160
remarks on granting lands to Oregon for a remarks on subjecting certain lands in Kan-
military road.....
1870 sas to the laws thereof...

1701, 1702
remarks on the bill to reimburse Missouri for remarks on the Northern Pacific railroad
moneys advanced for war purposes., 1902 bill................................................

....2205

nne....

.4283,

.........

....1578

11157,

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Wright, Edwin R. V., a Representative from
New Jersey .....49, 58, 60, 83, 87, 205, 458,

459, 460, 512, 535, 538, 950, 1062, 1066,
1192, 1193, 1194, 1263, 1576, 1587, 1615,
1662, 1725, 1726, 1746, 1903, 1904, 1905,
1917, 1918, 1919, 1921, 1952, 2027, 2050,
2148, 2157, 2239, 2240, 2241, 2344, 2347,
2348, 2350, 2351, 2353, 2367, 2368, 2369,
2542, 2546, 2601, 2002, 2605, 2606, 2607,
2634, 2729, 2744, 2745, 2756, 2757, 2758,
2792, 2793, 2794, 2822, 2879, 2905, 2906,
2908, 2925, 2926, 2945, 2966, 3006, 3022,
3148, 3198, 3200, 3741, 3800, 3802, 3822,
3823, 3845, 3886, 3891, 3909, 4061, 4062,
4063, 4100, 4102, 4112, 4113, 4157, 4160,
4190, 4191, 4200, 4201, 4204, 4250, 4258,

4266, 4269, 4271, 4272, 4274, 4277, 4278
resolutions by.. .. 49, 460, 2744, 4277
remarks on the joint resolution (H. R. No. 9)

to amend the Constitution ...... .87
remarks on the basis of representation, 458,

459, 460
remarks on the Military Academy appropri-
ation bill......

1192
remarks on the Army appropriation bill,

1193, 1194
remarks on the bill donating lands to Wis-

consin for a ship.canal....... .1726
remarks on the bill to reimburse the State

of Missouri for moneys advanced for war
purposes

1903, 1904
remarks on the Northern Pacific railroad
bill..........

.2239, 2240
remarks on the bill (H. R. No. 361) to reor-

ganize the Army.. .2347, 2348, 2351
remarks on the tax bill... ... 2607, 2729, 2792
remarks on reconstruction.
[A report of these remarks was not fur-

nished by Mr. Wright.]
remarks on deficiency bill for 1866, 4100, 4102
Wyman, David, bill for the relief of........3793

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Windom, William, a Representative from Min-

nesota--Continued.
remarks on reconstruction .......... .3166,

3167, 3168, 3169, 8170, 3171, 3172
remarks on the Indian appropriation bill, 3358
remarks on the resolution for the relief of cer-
tain Indians ...

...4190
remarks on the bill for the relief of Martha
Estill.......

..... 4190
Miofield, Charles H., a Representative from
New York.......

.....5,
171, 283, 287, 1034, 1193, 1308, 1343,
1344, 1349, 1468, 1699, 1727, 1856, 1874,

2374, 3149, 3237, 3238, 3244, 3639, 4277
resolutions by...

.171, 3238
remarks on regulating trade with British
North America...

1343
remarks on the fortification bill..... 1349
Wingate, William P., joint resolution (S. No.

123) in relation to the settlement of the
accounts of, collector at the port of Ban-
gor, Maine.......

4017, 4158, 4160
remarks on the, by-
Mír. Rice, of Maine....

... 4160
Winslow, Daniel, bill (S. No. 149) for the
relief of .........

.2634, 4094, 4113
remarks on the, by-

Mr. Wilson, of Iowa... ..........4094
Winslow, Katharine F., bill (S. No. 327) grant-

ing a pension to........ .2876, 3353
Wisconsin, joint resolution construing and giv-

ing effect to the joint resolution for the
relief of the State of, approved July 1,
1864

........3682
Witt, Sarah, bill (H, R. No. 133) for the relief
of........

196, 615
Witter, Jerusha, bill (S. No. 276) for the relief
of....

.2130, 2148, 3353
Woodbridge, Frederick E., a Representative
from Vermont....

.14, 63,
136, 202, 233, 324, 690, 691, 1067, 1087,
1088, 1188, 1195, 1196, 1267, 1290, 1332,
1367, 1396, 1397, 1816, 1817, 1820, 1862,
1922, 1979, 2008, 2032, 2047, 2048, 2126,
2127, 2128, 2129, 2130, 2149, 2183, 2186,
2191, 2299, 2353, 2378, 2481, 2519, 2576,
2577, 2604, 2608, 2686, 2687, 2793, 2839,
2865, 2876, 2877, 2932, 2933, 2934, 2950,
2951, 2952, 2974, 2977, 2978, 2979, 3166,
3239, 3272, 3360, 3361, 3397, 3398, 3630,
3631, 3635, 3717, 3718, 3719, 3793, 3844,

3909, 3910, 3944, 4050, 4060, 4148, 4149
resolutions by.......... .14, 1067, 3397
remarks on the death of Senator Collamer, 63
remarks on suffrage in the District of Colum-
bia......

..202
remarks on transferring Berkeley and Jef-

ferson counties to the State of West Vir-
ginia .....

..691
remarks on the joint resolution (H. R. No.

63) to amend the Constitution........ 1088
remarks on the Army appropriation bill, 1195,

1196
remarks on the French Industrial Exposi-
tion ..........

1396, 1397
remarks on the New York contested-election
case......

......1816, 1817
remarks on the death of Senator Foot...1922
remarks on the bill (H. R. No. 361) to reor.
ganize the Army.....

... 2048,
2126, 2127, 2129, 2149, 3272
remarks on the Northern Pacific railroad
bill..........

............2185
remarks on the tax bill....... 2576, 2577, 2687
remarks on the bill relating to the pay of the

Army ............2950, 2951, 2952, 2974, 2979
remarks on exempting the St. Albans bank
from taxation......

.3239
remarks on the compensation of employés
of the House.....

....3398
remarks on the tariff bill. ......... 3630, 3031
remarks on the bill for the relief of William
Joslin ......

.4149
Woodward, Elizabeth, and George Chorpen-

ning, joint resolution (H. R. No. 123) for

the relief of. ... 2246, 3052, 3449, 3465, 3473
Wright, Brigadier General George, United

States Army, bill (H. R. No. 578) for
the relief of the representatives of the
late.....*..

......2571, 4148

Yeas and pays-Continued.
on the resolution in relation to increasing
- the compensation to Government em-
ployés...

......214
on the resolution relating to suffrage in the
District of Columbia......

.233
on resolution relating to the test oath... 234
on the resolution authorizing the committee

on reconstruction to send for persons and
papers......

.... 255
on laying on the table the homestead bill..277
on the bill relating to United States district
courts in Maine........

....... 277
on the bill extending suffrage in the District
of Columbia .......

.....310, 311
on the resolutions approving the course of

the President........ ........351, 481
on the resolution prohibiting the use of the

Hall of the House for any purpose but the
business of Congress........

481, 482
on the basis of representation..... .493,

494, 508, 538
on the resolution inviting the Representatives-

elect from Arkansas to occupy seats in the
Hall of the House.....

.......507
on instructing the Committee of Claims to

reject claims for damages by the Army or

Navy in the rebel States... ......511
on the bill to further regulate the register-
ing of vessels.........

.584
on the bill to amend the act of indemnity,

approved March 3, 1863. .......645
on the bill enlarging the powers of the Freed-
men's Bureau......

.......688
on transferring Berkeley and Jefferson coun-

ties to the State of West Virginia....... 698
on the bill granting homesteads to actual set-

tlers in the southern States............... 718
on granting lands to Wisconsin for a ship-

canal........ ............... 718, 748, 1727
on the payment of expenses incurred by the

committee on reconstruction......... 720
on the naval appropriation bill...775, 776,-777
on allowing a clerk to the Committee on
Mines and Mining.....

.......811
on admitting James M. Johnson, of Arkan-

sas, to the floor of the House............. 81.3
on the Michigan contested-election case, 8.15
on the bill relative to the sale of postage

stamps, &c., on credit........... ..831
on the Pennsylvania contested-election case
(Koontz vs. Coffroth)..

.....930
on the resolutions relating to reconstruction,

920, 921, 950, 966, 1032
on motions to adjourn....... ..944, 945,

946, 947, 948, 949, 1375, 1468, 1614,

1687, 215, 2161, 2246, 3948, 8949, 4022
on calls of the House....

.945, 1860
on excusing members from voting........940,

947, 948
on the Indiana contested-election case... 1005
on the resolution relating to clerks for com-
mittees....

1032
on the joint resolution (H. R. No. 63) to

amend the Constitution........... 1035, 1095
on providing for the expenses attending the
French Industrial Exposition..... 1035,

1406, 3305
on guarantying Mexican bonds....

.... 1188
on receiving a communication from the Gov.

ernor of North Carolina.......... 1190
on the Army appropriation bill............ 1199

the Military Academy appropriation
bill....

.... 1207
on establishing a uniform system of sewer-

age in the city of Washington. ...... 1208
on the bill to incorporate the Great Falls

Ice Company of Washington.. 1240
on the bill to restrict the expense of collect-
ing soldiers' claims........

.1262
on the civil rights bill........ 1296, 1367, 1861
on the purchase of the portrait of Joshua R.
Giddings...

... 1331
on the taxation of United States notes,
&c........

. 1332
on regulating trade with British North Amer:

ica.....
on suspending the rules......

1346,
1970, 2286, 3241, 3302, 3399, 4264
on printing the testimony relating to recon.

struction ......

Yates, Susan, bill for the relief of............ 136
Yeas and nays-
on the resolution appointing officers of the
House.........

.............5
on the resolution appointing a committee on

reconstruction......
on the resolution in relation to the public
debt..........

.10
on the resolution granting the use of the

Hall of the House to the Freedmen's Aid

Commission for a public meeting.;..14, 15
on the resolution granting the privileges of

the floor of the House to contestants for
seats...

.......22
on the reception of the credentials of mem-
bers from Tennessee.....

.33
on allowing the privileges of the floor to

claimants to seats from Tennessee.
on the joint resolution concerning the Vet-
eran Reserve corps..

43
on the resolution in relation to adjourning
over the holidays........

58
on the resolution in relation to punishment
of treason.....

... 60
on the resolution relating to the national

Bureau of Education........................60
on the resolution relating to representation
in the rebel States......

..61, 62
on the resolution to abolish class rule in the

reconstruction of the rebel States........ 69
on the resolution in relation to the impro-

priety of Federal interference with the
elective franchise........

..70
on the resolution in relation to the enforce-
ment of the test oath............

.71
on the resolution in relation to resumption
of specie payments .........

.... 75
on the resolution instructing the Committee
of Elections.... ......

.81
on the bill to facilitate communication among

the States... ...........83, 1549, 1550
on the joint resolution relating to destitute
Indians.......

..104
on the resolution relating to the military oc-
cupation of rebel States.........

187
on reconstruction.........
or an appeal from the decision of the
Chair ....

.172

.33

on

...1345

......159

...... 1368

.........3909

Yeas and nays-Continued.

on personal explanation of Mr. Smith, 1423
on the loan bill, 1467, 1468, 1496, 1500, 1614
on resolutions relating to the final adjourn-
ment of Congress.......

.1495,
3025, 3912, 3913, 3985, 4017, 4156
on the legislative, &c., appropriation bill,

1523, 3742
on the bill relating to the habeas corpus,
&c ............

.... 1530
on the consular and diplomatic appropria-
tion bill

1548
on the bill to reimburse Pennsylvania for

moneys advanced for war purposes... 1608
on the general bankrupt bill... .1699,

1700, 1873, 1874
on subjecting lands in Kansas to its laws, 1703
on the bill for the relief of J. B. Ritten-
house......

.1767
on the New York contested-election case,

1819, 1820
on the temporary increase of duties on im-
ports...

1856
on the bill donating lands to agricultural
colleges

.1899
on the joint resolution for the relief of des.

titute people in the District of Colum-
bia.....

.1921
on the joint resolution for the relief of Mrs.
Martha McCook..

1944, 1945
on the resolution relating to bills vetoed by
the President.........

.1969
on the resolution relating to the eight-hour

system in the District of Columbia ... 1969
on the bill to reorganize and establish the
Army ....

.1974, 1977,
2001, 2007, 2030, 2031, 2043, 2046,

2073, 2075, 2126, 2345, 2352, 3684
on the bill for the organization of the Pen-
sion Office......

...2025, 2026, 2029
on the bill for the relief of Ishmael Day...2068
on holding an evening session......2118, 2119
on extending the time for completing certain
railroads.....

.2156
on the Northern Pacific railroad bill... 2159,

2160, 2246
on the Freedmen's Bureau appropriation
bill........

2310, 2318
on the ship-canalaround Niagara falls...2330
on the bill for the relief of Philos B.
Tyler........

...2344
on the bill to admit Colorado into the
Union.......

..... 2372, 2373, 2374
on the joint resolution relative to the Em-
peror of Russia.........

..2384
on the bill to revive the grade of general in
the Army.........

.3393
on the resolution relating to suffrage..... 2429
'on the resolution discharging the joint com-

mittee on reconstruction.......... 2430
on a motion to postpone the special
order.......

2458
on a motion to adjourn over........ 2546
on appointing a committee of investigation
on the riot at Memphis.....

.2572
on the resolution approving the President's

veto of the Freedmen's Bureau bill... 2572
on the resolution relating to repealing the

tax on notes of State banks............. 2573
on the resolution censuring Mr. Chanler, 2575
on the bill to restore the late rebel States to
their political rights.....

.2599
on the bill for the relief of Delia A. Ja-
cobs.........

.2624
on a uniform coinage between the United

States and foreign countries............ 2654
on the resolution relating to levying contri-

butions on the seceding States to defray
the extraordinary expenses incurred in
protecting loyal eitizens within their
limits.....

.2724

Yeas and nays--Continued.

Yeas and nays-Continued.
on the resolution that Congress has no right on the tariff bill.........3722, 3723, 3724, 3725

to fix the qualification of electors in the on printing the minority report of the com-
several States......

.2724, 2725 mittee on reconstruction.... ......3767
on the resolution relating to a committee to on the bill relating to bridges over the Mis-
investigate the action of the Freedmen's sissippi..........

.3770, 3817
Bureau and its officers........... 2725 on the miscellaneous appropriation bill, 3802,
on the bill relating to the appointment of

4258, 4260, 4280, 4281, 4288
officers of the Executive Mansion......27-26 on the compensation for slaves employed in
on the bill authorizing an additional Assist- the military service........

3845
ant Secretary of the Navy....... 2741, 2742 on the bill to continue the Freedmen's
on the general bankrupt bill... .......2743 Bureau.....

......3850
on the bill to continue the Freedmen's on the assault case of Messrs. Rousseau

Bureau .........2808, 2809, 2877, 2878, 3562 and Grinnell..... ....3891, 3892, 4017
on the bill to equalize bounties to soldiers on the bill relating to judges of the Supreme
and sailors......

2827 Court
on the resolution relating to the pension on the bill to protect the revenue........3912,
laws.......
2858

4112, 4199, 4267
on the tax bill...

.2863, on the resolutions relating to the charges
2864, 2865, 3447, 3448, 8636 made by Provost Marshal General Fry
on the Cleveland and Mahoning railroad against Roscoe Conkling....... ...3948
bill...

.2925 on the joint resolution (H. R. No. 83) declar-
on the bill for a line of railroads from Wash- ing the State of Tennessee again entitled to

ington to the Northwest ........ 2928 representation in Congress. .3948,
on the preamble and resolution relating to

3949, 3975, 3976, 3980, 4056
public honors to traitors........... 2945 on the bill to restore the rebel States to their
on the bill relating to the pay of the Army political rights......

..........3981
of the United States......

....2979 on the resolution relating to the release of
on the bill relating to a naval depot at League Fenian prisoners

4047
Island ........

.3024 on the bill granting the right of way to ditch
on the bill to establish a Bureau of Educa- and canal owners over public lands.....4054
tion ..........

3051, 3269, 3270 on the motion to admit members from Ten.
on the resolution relating to the Fenians, nessee........

... 4056
3085, 3086 on the southern branch of the Union Pacific
on the resolution in relation to Jefferson railroad.............

..4061
Davis......

..3089 on the bill to regulate elections for Senators
on the bill to incorporate the District of in Congress..

........4063
Columbia Canal and Sewerage Company, on the bill to punish crimes in relation to

3122, 3907, 3908, 3934 the public securities and currency.....4096
on the joint resolution (H. R. No. 127) to on the motion to refer the credentials of the

amend the Constitution................ 3149 members-elect from Tennessee to the Com-
on the bill to pay patent examiners for mittee of Elections

..4104
duties performed by them..... ..3164 on the bill relating to steamboat navigation
on the bill to establish branch mints in from Chesapeake bay to Lake Ontario, 4148

Oregon and Idaho......... ........ 3166 on the bill relating to confiscated lands in
on the resolution relating to the salary of the the rebel States......

...... 4150
Chief Clerk of the House.......... .3238 on the bill relating to the national cur-
on the resolution relating to an export duty rency..

.........4154
on cotton .......

.3240, 3241 on the resolution relating to the payment of
on the bill for an increase of pensions...3297 duties on iron by the Alabama and Florida
on the bill to reorganize the Treasury Railroad Company

.4159
Department...

on the motion to print the reports of the
on printing reports of committee on recon- committee on the Memphis riots....... 4159
struction .....

.3326 on the bill to incorporate the General Hos-
on the Northern Kansas railroad and tele- pital of the District of Columbia....... 4161
graph bill......

.3327 on the Atlantic and Pacific railroad bill... 4183
on the bill for the relief of Dr. Edward on the bill to preserve the neutral relations
Jarvis.........

.3374 of the United States...... ......... 4197
on the resolutions relating to compensation on the bill to remove certain cases from the
of employés of the House ........3397, 3398 State courts................

.4203, 4204
on the bill for the relief of Iowa volun- on the bill to fix the compensation of certain
teers......
3416 collectors of customs...

.4249
on the Union Pacific railroad bill......... .3424 on the air-line railroad from Washington to
on the bill to prevent smuggling... .3443 New York ....

.4250, 4263
on the bill to quiet land titles in Califor- on a motion in relation to the report on the
nia.......
.3461, 3655 Memphis riots

.4264
on the St. Paul and Lake Superior railroad on the resolution relating to the admission
bill.........

.....3465 of David T. Patterson to a seat in the Sen-
on pensions to the soldiers of the war of ate.

....4273
1812 ...

............. 3492 on the admission of the State of Nebraska
on appointing an assistant stenographer to into the Union

.4275, 4276
the House committees.....

....3538

on the bill to preserve evidence of marriage
on the bill for the relief of Ellen Sander- in the District.....

.4283
son........

..3540 on the bill for relief of Norman Wiard....4286
on adjournment over the 4th of July....3570 | York, Elizabeth, bill (H. R. No. 443) granting
on the explanatory bill relating to the Union a pension to..

.1724, 1949, 1970
Pacific railroad, eastern division....... 3589 || Youly, Charles, bill (H. R. No. 218) for the
on the bill granting pensions to the soldiers relief of.....

.......617, 1949, 1970
and sailors of the war of 1812...3628, 3629 Young, Captain John J., bill for the relief
on the resolution relating to rations issued of...

.........3197
to persons not belonging to the Army... 3681 Young, Munroe, bill for the relief of.......2233

.... 3325

LAND GRANT TO MINNESOTA,

petent to decide, and although the Committee a lawful claim upon the United States for an of the Freedmen's Bureau, who will expend it of Claims may be somewhat more competent increase of price under their contract.

for the benefit of the colored people only. in that respect, I venture to say they would Mr. WRIGHT. I would ask the gentleman Mr. INGERSOLL. I cannot yield for that rather have it referred to the law officers of the from Illinois (Mr. WASHBURNE] if a supple- amendment. It is unnecessary. Government. mental contract was made.

Mr. SHANKLIN. Will the gentleman from Mr. SPALDING. Being a member of the Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Yes, sir. Illinois yield to me? Coinmittee on Appropriations, I desire to say Mr. WRIGHT. And is not the United States Mr. INGERSOLL. For what purpose ? in addition to what has fallen from the chair. bound by that contract?

Mr. SHANKLIN. I desire to discuss the man of the comiittee, [Mr. STEVENS,] that Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Certainly. merits of this proposition. my friend from Illinois (Mr. WASHBURNE) is | But the point I make against this joint resolu

Mr. INGERSOLL. So far as I personally mistaken in regard to this joint resolution. tion is that you are taking from the House the am concerned, I should be glad to afford the The subject matter of this resolution is not a authority to adjust this matter and putting it | gentleman the opportunity to make a speech; proper subject of investigation for the Commit- into the hands of the Secretary of the Treasury. but I must be governed by the will of the House. tee of Claims. It is simply a legal, a judicial I therefore move that this joint resolution If the House desires to hear the gentleman, it question, and the Committee on Appropria || be referred to the Committee of Claims, and will refuse to sustain the demand for the pretions did not themselves seek to solve it. If it upon that motion I call the previous question. vious question. should be referred to any committee of this The previous question was seconded, and the On seconding the demand for the previous body, it would properly go to the Committee main question ordered, which was upon the question, there were-ayes 44, noes 27; no on the Judiciary. But the resolution simply motion to refer the joint resolution to the Com- quorum voting. directs that the Secretary of the Treasury shall, mittee of Claims.

The SPEAKER, under the rule, ordered under the legal advice of the Attorney General On agreeing to the motion, there were-ayes tellers ; and appointed Messrs. INGERSOLL and of the United States, give a construction and 46, noes 16; no quorum voting.

SHANKLIN. interpretation to the contract entered into with The SPEAKER, under the rule, ordered The House divided; and the tellers reported—. these parties.

tellers; and appointed Mr. PIKE, and Mr. Wash- ayes 60, noes 36. Mr WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I desire to BURNE of Illinois.

So the previous question was seconded. know how this joint resolution comes before The House divided ; and the tellers reported- The main question was ordered; and under the House. ayes sixty, noes not counted.

the operation thereof the joint resolution was Mr. SPALDING. It was sent to us by the So the motion was agreed to.

ordered to a third reading, and read the third Senate.

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, moved to time. Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I under- reconsider the vote by which the joint resolu- The question being on the passage of the bill, stand that.

tion was referred to the Committee of Claims; Mr. INGERSOLL demanded the previous Mr. SPALDING. And the House sent it to and also moved that the motion to reconsider question. the Committee on Appropriations. I suppose be laid on the table.

The previous question was seconded and the the gentleman understands that also.

The latter motion was agreed to.

main question ordered. Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Yes, I

Mr. ROGERS. I demand the yeas and nays. anderstand that; but have the Committee on Appropriations been called upon for reports

The next business on the Speaker's table was

The yeas and nays were ordered.

The question was taken; and it was decided this morning? Senate bill no 156, entitled "An act making an

in the affirmative--yeas 101, nays 21, not votThe SPEAKER. They have not. additional grant of land to the State of Min

ing 61; as follows: Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Then how nesota, in alternate sections, to aid in the con

YEAS - Mesers. Alley, Allison, Delos R. Ashley, did this resolution come to be reported by them?

struction of a railroad in said State;" which James M. Ashley. Baker, Baldwin, Banks, BarThe SPEAKER. They are authorized to

was read a first and second time, and referred ker, Baxter, Bearnan, Benjamin, Bidwell, Bingham, to the Committee on Public Lands.

Blaine, Boutwell, Brandegce, Broomall, Buckland, report at any time.

Chanler, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I take it Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, moved to Cook, Darling, Davis, Dawes, Delano, Deming, Dixon,

Driggs, Eckley, Eggleston, Eliot, Farquhar, Ferry, that even the Committee on Appropriations | reconsider the vote by which the bill was referred; and also moved that the motion to

Gartield, Grinnell, flule, Hayes, Henderson, Higby, cannot report such a bill as this except for

Ilill, Holmes, IIooper, lotchkiss, Asahel W. Hubreference to a proper committee. reconsider be laid on the table.

bard, Chester D. Hubbard, James R. Hubbell, HulThe SPEAKER. When the House pro

burd, Ingersoll, Kelley, Kelso, Ketcham, Latlin, The latter motion was agreed to.

Latham, William Lawrence, Longyear, Lynch, Marceeded to consider and debate the measure the

PAYMENT OF KANSAS WAR CLAIM.

vin, McClurg. McKee, McRuer, Mercur, Miller, Morrule was waived.

The last business on the Speaker's table was

rill, Morris, Moulton, Myers, O'Neill,' Orth, Paine,

Patterson, Perham, Phelps, Pike, Plants, Prico, RayMr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. The Com

Senate bill No. 259, entitled “ An act to author- mond, John H. Rice, Rollins, Schenck, Scofield, mittee on Appropriations have no jurisdiction || ize the Secretary of War to settle the claims | Smith, Spalding, Stevens, Thayer, Francis Thomas, over such subjects as this. of the State of Kansas for services of the militia

Warner, Elihu B. Washburne, llenry D. Washburn, Mr. SPALDING. The House referred it to

called out by the Governor of that State upon William B. Washburn, Welker, Whaley, Williams, that committee for consideration. the requisition of Major General Curtis, the

James F. Wilson, Windom, and Woodbridge-101. Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I know commander of the United States forces in that

NAYS-Messrs. Ancona, Bergen, Coffroth, Dawson,

Denison, Eldridge, Finck, Glossbrenner, Goodyear, that; but the House frequently sends bills to

State;' which was read a first and second time, Harris, Edwin N. Hubbell, Marshall, Niblack, Nichcommittees that do not properly have jurisdic- || and referred to the Committee on Military

olson, Ritter, Rogers, Shanklin, Taber, Thornton, tion of them. I know that the Committee on

Trimble, and Wright-21.
Affairs.

NOT VOTING-Messrs. Ames, Anderson, Blow, Commerce, when subjects are sent to them that

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, moved to Boyer, Bromwell, Bundy, Conkling, Cullom, Culver, do not properly come within their jurisdiction, reconsider the vote by which the bill was re

Defrees, Dodge, Donnelly, Dumont, Farnsworth, report them back to the House, ask to be dis; || ferred; and also moved that the motion to

Grider, Griswold, Aaron Harding, Abner C. Harding,

Hart, Hogan, Demas Hubbard, Jolin H. Hubbard, charged from their further consideration, and reconsider be laid on the table.

James Humphrey, James M. Humphrey, Jenckes, move their reference to the committees which

The latter motion was agreed to.

Johnson, Jones, Julian, Kasson, Kerr, Kuykendall,

George V. Lawrence, Le Blond, Loan, Marston, are properly charged with their consideration.

DESTITUTE PEOPLE OF THE DISTRICT.

McCullough, McIndoe, Moorhead, Newell, Noell, It was but yesterday that the Committee on

Pomeroy, Radford, Samuel J. Randall, William H. Appropriations reported a bill in regard to cer- The SPEAKER. The next business in Randall, Alexander H. Rice, Ross, Rousseau, Sawtain claims of the State of Missouri, of which order is a joint resolution (S. No. 49) for the

yer, Shellabarger, Sitgreaves, Sloan, Starr, Stilwell,

Strouse, Taylor, John L. Thomas, Robert T. Van they certainly had no jurisdiction, and which temporary relief of destitute people in the Horn, Ward, Wentworth, Stephen F. Wilson, and certainly should have been referred to the Com- District of Columbia. This resolution was made Winfield-61. mittee of Claims. I think, notwithstanding a special order for to-day after the morning So the joint resolution was passed. what the gentleman from Ohio [Mr. SPALDING) hour. The question is on ordering the reso- During the call of the roll, has said, that the Committee of Claims is the lution to be read the third time.

Mr. COBB stated that Mr. MCINDOE was proper committee to examine and consider Mr. INGERSOLL. The other day, when this detained from the House by serious illness. this subject.

measure was before the House, I had read a Mr. DARLING stated that Mr. J. HUMPHREY And now I desire to call the attention of this statement of A. C. Richards, superintendent had been called home on account of sickness House to the language of this joint resolution, of police, setting forth the necessity for this in his family. so that they may judge whether more informa- | appropriation. I now call for the previous The result was announced as above stated. tion is not needed by them before they confer question.

Mr. INGERSOLL moved to reconsider the this

power upon the Secretary of the Treasury: Mr. ROGERS. Will not the gentleman yield || vote by which the joint resolution was passed; What does this joint resolution provide? It to allow me to offer an amendment?

and also moved that the motion to reconsider authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to

Mr. INGERSOLL. I will hear what the

be laid upon the table. cause the accounts of Beals & Dixon, for amendment is.

The latter motion was agreed to. deliveries of materials after the 1st of May, Mr. ROGERS. I desire to propose an amend

EVENING SESSION. 1861, under their contract with the United ment providing that this money shall be appro

At the suggestion of the SPEAKER, by States, to be adjusted and paid,

and to allow priated without distinction of race or color.

Mr. INGERSOLL. That is already provided | unanimous consent, the evening session was dision they may be entitled to under the provis- for. We have no class legislation on our side. || pensed with.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE. Mr. ROGERS. I propose further to provide uary 1, 1857; provided that in the opinion of ions of their supplemental contract dated Jan

that this money shall be expended by the au- A message was received from the Senate, by

I thorities of Washington, instead of the officers || Mr. Forney, its Secretary, notifying the House 39Th Cong. Ist SESS. --No. 121.

to them such additional prices

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that it had concurred in the amendments of was a member of the Legislature of Vermont, men were created free and equal ; and yet subthe House to Senate bill No. 31, to reimburse and for three years Speaker of the House of ordinated his acts and theories to the Constithe State of Missouri for moneys expended for Representatives. From 1836 to 1812 he was tution of the land. Constitutional liberty was the United States in enrolling, equipping, and prosecuting attorney for the county of Rutland. his watchword, and when by force of law all provisioning militia forces to aid in suppress- | He was a member of the constitutional con- men became absolutely free he was the earing the rebellion ; and Senate bill No. 199, to vention which established the Senate as a coör. nest and fearless advocate of those measures establish the collection district of Port Huron, || dinate branch of the Legislature of Vermont, designed to protect the freedman in all his the collection district of Michigan, and to in which body he actively coöperated with his civil rights. extend the collection district of Puget Sound. late colleague, Judge Collamer. From 18-13 But, sir, when the first gun was fired at Fort

Also, that it had passed the following bills, to 1847 he was a member of this body, and Sumter, and the cry “To arms!" echoed from in which he was directed to ask the concur- declined a third election. In 1850 he was peak to peak of the mountains of his native State, rence of the House:

elected Senator of the United States, and occu- then the nobleness, the patriotism, the geneAn act (S. No. 255) to remit and refund cer- pied the position until the day of his death. rosity of Solomon Foot shone forth like a star. tain duties;

Such is a brief recital of the public and Calmly and serenely he met the issue, and everyAn act (S. No. 243) to extend the time for official positions occupied by Senator Foor, where infused into the people his own heroic the reversion to the United States of the lands | embracing a period of nearly a third of a cen- and enthusiastic nature. And when at times granted by Congress to aid in the construction tury. Born of highly respectable but com- during the progress of the rebellion the clouds of a railroad from Amboy, by Hillsdale and || paratively poor parents, he was by force of seemed to lower about us, his faith in God and Lansing, to some point on or near Traverse circumstances thrown upon his own resources, liberty never faltered. He trusted in the right. bay, in the State of Michigan, and for the and early in life acquired independent habits He met and performed every obligation of completion of said road ; and

of thought and action. Without any of the duty without fear and without reproach. The An act (S. No. 122) for the relief of John adventitious surroundings of wealth or station highest and proudest encomium which a public T. Jones, an Ottawa Indian, for depredations or patronage, without any of that extreme

man can ever receive is justly his. Popular committed by white persons upon his property | brilliancy of genius which now and then start- at home beyond description; elevated by the in Kansas.

les and dazzles the world, he looked upon people to almost every office within their gift; Also, that it had passed bills of the House life as a great reality and upon success as the beloved, honored, and trusted, he always and of the following titles : reward of labor. He was rather solid than

everywhere proved himself an honest man--the An act (H. R. No. 150) for the relief of showy. He lacked genius, but possessed tal- noblest work of God. Almon W. Babbitt, late secretary of Utah ; ent and judgment. His qualities did not shine He loved his native State. To him there was and

forth like the greater lights in the heavens, no air so pure as that which swept about her An act (H. R. No. 471) to provide that the but there was in them a proportion and har- mountains; no water so sweet as that which "Soldier's Individual Memorial'' shall be car- mony which gave a moral grandeur to the man. bubbled from her crystal springs; no grass so ried through the mails at the usual rate of Hence Senator Foot was what we call a self

green as that which clothed her valleys; and printed matter.

made man. I do not attribute to him any par. he now lies beneath the shadow of her hills, And also, that it had adopted the following || ticular credit for that. The term “self-made where the wind sings his requiem and the solemn resolution:

is a much-abused one. There is no royal old pines stand as sentinels over his dust. Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be road to greatness. Every man who comes to During the long and bloody rebellion, when directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate, having listened to eulogies on the char

be a power reaches it through personal effort. suffering and death entered almost every houseacter and public services of Hon. Solomon Foot, a

The scholar is self-made, and becomes a scholar hold, no wounded soldier, no weeping sister, Senator from the State of Verinont, lately deceased, through patient and exhausting labor and reflec- no heart-broken wife or mother ever called out of respect to his memory have voted to adjourn, tion. The professional man is self-made, and upon Senator Foor in vain. Their wants were DEATH OF SENATOR FOOT. so is the merchant and the artisan. That Sen

his wants. Their suffering was his suffering. The SPEAKER laid before the House the ator Foot succeeded where a weak will would

In sunshine and in rain, in sickness and in have failed is doubtless true, and hence the health, by tender and sympathizing counsel, message from the Senate concerning the death of Senator Foot.

greater honor to the man. As a lawyer, Mr. and by active and efficient effort, he labored

Foot was not learned. As a statesman, he for their relief; and we may truthfully say for Mr. WOODBRIDGE. Mr. Speaker, but a never seized upon new theories or ventured him, “When the eye saw me then it blessed me. few weeks ago the distinguished Senator whom upon untried paths. As a political economist, When the ear heard me it gave witness to me, we now mourn arose from his seat in the Sen- he never originated new ideas or developed for I delivered the poor that cried, the fatherate and pronounced a most eloquent and im- old ones with extraordinary power; and yet, less, and him that had none to help him. The pressive eulogy upon his colleague, who had without question, he was one of the safest blessing of him that was ready to perish came been gathered to his fathers in the fullness of statesmen and most judicious legislators of upon me, and I caused the widow's heart to his years, crowned with private worth and pub- | the age. lic honor. And now, before the cypress leaf

sing for joy.

He did not resemble the mountain, toweris wilted, or the first gushing tear is dried, we

Mr. Speaker, it is a glorious thing to live in ing to the skies, barren and useless from its

this world. When its Creator launched it forth are called, in the providence of God, to a fresher height, but rather the lesser eminence, whose in the perfection of its beauty, the morning grief for him who so freely mingled his tears summit is covered with the forest, and whose

stars sang together for joy. It was made for with ours at the death of Judge Collamer, whom | slopes wave with the yellow grain. He did not

man, the last exercise of creative power, for none knew but to honor and love.

resemble the terrific shower which destroys by At that time Mr. Foot was apparently in per

man made in the image God, into whose nosits violence, so much as the gentle rain which

trils he breathed the breath of life. It is noble fect health. His constitution was unimpaired the earth drinks and then dresses herself in

to live for the development of the soul. It is by any exposure or excess, and his splendid and new life and beauty, almost unrivaled physical development gave

beautiful to appreciate and enjoy all the works

God granted Mr. Foot one of the greatest of God, and all the endearing relations with promise of many years of vigorous and active of earthly blessings, a loving, praying, pious which we are surrounded. It is glorious life, for he possessed-

mother, who early instilled into his mind prin"A combination and a form, indeed, ciples of reverence toward God, obedience to

“To have

Attentive and believing faculties;
Where every god did seem to set his seal, authority, and love of truth; and through a
To give the world assurance of a man.”

To go abroad rejoicing in the joy long public life the great leading characteristic Of beautiful and well-created things: In speaking of the life and character of Mr. of his mind, and perhaps the highest power of

To love the voice of waters and tho sheen Foot, I shall simply attempt to do justice.

Of silver fountains leaping to the sea; his character, was his devotion to truth; that To thrill with the rich melody of birds Unqualified praise of the dead is never either high ethical truth which is grounded in the Living their life of music; to be glad in good taste or truthful. Human character is moral being and the fitness of things, lying

In the gay sunshine, reverent in the stormi never perfect; at best it is only good in parts. back of and deeper than refinements or pop

To see a beauty in the stirring leaf;

To find calm thoughts beneath the whispering tree; Mr. Foor was born in Cornwall, in the State ularities, reaching down to the inner nature To see and hear and breathe the evidence of Vermont, in 1802. He graduated at Mid- and elevating the moral forces.

Of God's deep wisdom in the natural world." dlebury College with distinguished honor in “ His word was as good as his bond." No But more beautiful than life is the death of 1826, and the same year became principal of social or political combination or influence; no the Christian. the seminary at Castleton. He was tutor in sycophantic flatterer ; no dastardly and cun- Mr. Foot from the commencement of his the University of Vermont in 1827; and again, ning insinuator; no expectation of reward or sickness seemed to feel that he would die, and from 1828 to 1831, principal o? Castleton Sem- place or power ever slook the truthfulness when the final summons came he was ready. inary, and by his earnest efforts and marked of Solomon Foor.

His last thought was for his country, and his executive ability gave such an impulse and Among innumerable false, unmoved,

last desire to look out upon the beautiful suncharacter to the institution that it ranked for Unshaken, unscduced, unterrified,

light and this noble edifice, where he hadlabored many years among the first of the classical

His loyalty ho kept, his love, his zeal; schools of Vermont. In the midst of his faith

Norninber nor example with him wrought

so long and where he believed the futiere safety

Togwerve from truth or change his constant mind, of the Republic rested; and then, as if fully satful and arduous labors as a teacher he devoted Though single."

isfied, with eyes full of celestial rad ance, he the time usually given to recreation and the Senator Foot was a patriotic man.

exclaimed, “I see it! I see it! The gates are refined pleasures of social life to the study of “He loved his land because it was his own

wide open! Beautiful! Beautiful!' and the the law, and in 1831 was admitted to the bar And scorned to give aught other reason why." plastic form was stilled; the casket wa broken, in Rutland, and immediately commenced the He cherished the principles of the Declara- and Solomon Foot entered upon eternal rest. practice of his profession. For five years he tion of Independence. He believed that all Mr. Speaker, the life of a good man like that

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