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BRITISH STEAMER LABUAN.

being abroad upon their own proper business, forit. If the Senator pursues his motion accordMr. SUMNER. I move that the Senate shall not be subject to interference, interrup: 1 ing to the notice he has given, there may be proceed to the consideration of Senate bill No. tion, arrest, or imprisonment by any foreign then occasion for it. 528, reported from the Committee op Foreign Power on earth; and upon that proposition 1 I shall content myself with simply one obserRelations, to carry into effect a decree of the intend to have, in one way or another, an early vation. There has been a report in the newsdistrict court at New York. vote.

papers with reference to the action of the com.

mittee on the bill referred to. The report is the that I have referred to that the action was entirely without foundation. It is stated that district court of the United States for the south- taken to some extent in deference_to diplo- the chairman of the.com inittee had bad a conern district of New York in the case of the matic representatives of foreign Powers at ference with the Secretary of State, and British steamer Labuan was read the second Washington. That can scarcely be true, sir ; : acted in pursuance of the Secretary's sugges. time, and considered as in Committee of the it cannot be true.

tions. On that statement I have this to say, that Whole. It provides for the payment to William

Mr. SUMNER. And of Mr. Seward, it was I have never once exchanged a word with the Bailey, William Leetham, and John Leetham, of said.

Secretary of State on that bill, nor have I ever England, or their legal representatives, owners

Mr. CONNESS. And of Mr. Seward, it received any suggestion from him, direct or of the British steamer Labuan, of $131,221 30, was said. That can scarcely be true, either. indirect. That is the answer that I give to with interest from June 2, 1862, to the time I will not, however, undertake at this time to that report. So far also as the report pretends of payment, and $5,000 without interest; also, I discuss the Secretary of State in this connec- to attribute influence to foreign diplomacy I to Messrs. De Jersey & Co., of England, or

tion, because I do not think it would be proper; may make the same remark. The bill was their legal representatives, part owners of the but as one Senator here, and as a citizen feel. considered by the committee independently, cargo of the same steamer, $3,613 92, with ing a deep interest in this subject, but not without any influence from any quarter, and interest from May 21, 1862, to the time of pay.

claiming any exclusive interest in it, as was the conclusion that they have reached thus far ment; and to Francisco Amendiaz, of Mata

intimated on another occasion by the honor. was founded on their own judgment, looking moras, Mexico, or his legal representatives,

able Senator, I do claim that it is a subject at the best interests of the country, and with part owner of the cargo of the saine steamer,

worthy of our attention, and which demands a desire, I believe, as sincere as that of the Sen. $2,067 17, with interest from June 6, 1862, our early attention.

ator himself to maintain the rights of American to the time of payment; such sums being due And, Mr. President, the tone of public feel- citizens abroad. If thus far they have not under a decree of the district court of the ing upon this subject is sound and true. It is been able to see their line of duty precisely as United States for the southern district of New not ephemeral, nor asserted at this time for the Senator sees his, I hope the Senate will be York, pronounced March 25, 1868, on account local political effect; but the opinion is made candid enough not to attribute to them any of the illegal capture of the British steamer up in the face of the arrest of our citizens want of interest in the cause to which he Labuan and her cargo by a cruiser of the United abroad and their incarceration in foreign refers. States.

prisons, from which they are gradually being He reminds the Senate that the committee Mr. CONNESS. Mr. President, my friend, discharged by the grace of her majesty the report bills relating to

property and the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, if not other neglect bills relating to human rights. I am Relations, always manifests a great degree of || potentates of Europe.

not aware that I have reported from that com. promptness in reporting bills for the payment As I said on another occasion, if this Gov- mittee during this session any other bill that of British ships. I suppose that ascertained ernment is not able, ready, willing, and determ. falls within the category to which the Senator debts should be paid, but I am sorry to see that ined to support its citizens abroad, it must be refers. This is the tirst bill of the kind-the there is not an equal promptness by him in

held to have abdicated one of its most essen- bill I now hold in my hand--because it is the reporting bills for the protection of the rights tial functions; and I intend to ascertain how first with regard to which there has been any of Americans abroad. "There have been times many American Senators there are who will occasion for action. It was a bill almost of

and I should be sorry if they had passed hesitate to give earnest effect to this opinion. | necessity, because it was to carry out a judg. when the rights of men demanded protection I do not intend to occupy my seat here and ment of one of our own courts declaring that and immediate attention quite as much as the vote for the payment of damages to British the United States stood in debt to certain perproperty of nxen. My friend would scarcely ships wliile American citizens are in British sons, and this bill simply proposes to provide wish to occupy the position of being here as prisons; and I hope, sir, there will be an end the means for the payment of that debt. I the special advocate of the rights of property

to it. We are constantly engaged in acts of cannot well understand why a committee which and the payment of debts as contradistinguished courtesy, civility, comity, toward foreign na- thus simply discharges its duties should be from the support and sustenance of the rights tions, and especially toward that nation which arraigned for some imagined neglect of the of men, either wbite or black.

never makes and never has made any ceremony great cause of human rights to which I believe When a question was under consideration a in putting its strong arm upon our people when all its members are as seusitive as the Senator few days since cognate to the subject, I took ever it suited its policy.

from California himself. Certainly I will not the liberty to inquire of the honorable chair. I should like now, Mr. President, in this yield to that Senator on that subject in any form man of the Committee on Foreign Relations connection to know how long the honorable in which it can be presented. My opinions of when we could expect a report upon the House

chairman of the Committee on Foreign Rela- the rights of American citizens, whether at bill now long, with that committee, and he

tions is to give precedence to bills for the pay- | home or abroad, have been too otten declared. made answer that the committee would take it ment of British ships, and to neglect from one I desire that those right shall be asserted and up at its next meeting. Since that time it has session of Congress to another the important maintained. Possibly I may differ from the been stated in the public press, I hope not question I have referred to?

Senator as to the way in which those rights correctly, that the committee has agreed to lay

Mr. SUMNER. Mr. President, the Senator should be asserted and maintained; but I can. that bill over, postpone it until the next session from California addresses a question directly not allow that Senator to consider himself of Congress.

to mé, apparently holding me responsible for more devoted to that cause than I am. Now, Mr. President, it would scarcely be

the order of business and the reports made by Now, I hope, if the Senate please, unless come me to criticise the action of a committee the Coinmittee on Foreign Relations. Sir, he the Senator wishes to remark further, they will of this body, and particularly to assume that

does me too much honor and assigns to me too act on the bill. this statement is a correct one to base such great a responsibility. I am here on this foor Mr. CONNESS. I do wish to make some criticism upon; and until the honorable chair

a Senator like himself, and the representative further remarks. This is a very curious answer, man shall state that it is correct I shall not

of that comunittee; that is all. So far as I act and full of instruction, to the question that be understood as criticising the action of the

on questions from the committee, it is only as I had the honor to propound to the honorable committee; but I will say now, while I am up,

its representative. I do what I am instructed | chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relathat it is scarcely the thing, as it

appears to

to du. Now, that committee has instructed me tions. What is most noticeable in it--and I me, upon an important subject, that a commit- to report a bill to carry into effect a decree of call the attention of Senators and the country tee shall agree to postpone consideration of it

the district court for New York with regard to to the honorable Senator's answer—is that he without submitting that question to the body

which I presume there can be no objection. It does not step with firm tread, but he steps for. which had referred it to them. I am of the

has as yet given me no instructions on the mat- ward in dealing with this subject as though his opinion that there is no one requirement greater

ter to which the Senator calls oy attention and feet were clothed with moccasins. He says, how at our hands than that there be American

the attention of the Senate. I reter to the bill in the first place, that he is not the committee. law as the basis of action for our Government

from the House of Representatives with regard | Does be imagine that we do not know that? upon the great subject to which I have adverted,

to the rights of American citizens abroad. He tells us not what the committee has done, and which is comprehended by the bill before When the Senator called attention to that on a but intimates that it has with unanimity de. the Committee on Foreign Relations.

former occasion I said that it was then under termined to postpone this great question. Well, I rise, Mr. President, to call attention to

the consideration of the committee. It has Mr. President, I did not arraign the committhat bill, and to invite the attention of the

been on three several occasions considered by tee; but it is my right to inquire into this subcountry to it, and to give notice that at an early day I intend to move to discharge the the committee, and the action of the commit

ject here. Nor did I claim any superior inter: committee from’its further consideration, and

tee thus far is not my action but the action of est in this subject to any other Senator. I get the yeas and nays upon that question,

the committee, and I may say unanimously. I wish it distinctly understood that upon this unless there shall be a report made. I want

will not go into the consideration of that action question I am peculiarly and only American. the privilege of voting that American citizens, now. I prefer not to step aside from the bill

But, Mr. President, I intend to pursue the actually before the Senate; there is no occasion

notice that I have given, and I shall invite the

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attention of the few representatives of the of British subjects at this session, and I hope | boundaries of the collection districts of Michopposite party on the other side of this Cham

est for the relief of James L. Dickerson b.. the bill will be postponed.

igan and Michilimackinac, and to change the ber, and hope, when the question comes up,

we considered as in Committee of the Whole la Mr. HENDRICKS. I should like to ask a names of the collection districts of Michilito get their votes; and that the party I belong question.

mackinac and Port Huron; and

in terms the Secretary of the laterior is to here, peculiarly representing, as I believe, Mr. TRUMBULL.' It is one o'clock, I bill (H. R. No. 764) for the relief of cer

ples on the pessica-roll the name of James in human rights, shall be, if not voluntarily spring believe.

tain exporters of distilled spirits.

Linkerot, láte a private in company D, first into this contest, shamed into it. I do not The PRESIDENT pro tempore. To-day was The message further announced that the Is Virginia artillery, in the war of 1861, and, an intend that it shall be left unacted upon. set apart for the consideration of pension bills House had concurred in the concurrent reso.

stap him the same pension allowed privates, Wa If this subject were near the heart of my at this hour.

lution of the Senate tendering the thanks of

anges to the provisions and limitations of the honorable friend from Massachusetts as other Mr. SUMNER. I understand that the Sen- Congress to Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, late Sec

pen pension laws, to commence on the 27th June

, 1865. subjects that he takes hold of, think you that ator from Indiana proposed to ask a question | retary of War. he would not press it upon the attention of

we all was reported to the Senate without in regard to the bill which has been under dis- The message also announced that the House the committee of which he is chairman, and

meniment, ordered to a third reading, read cussion, had agreed to the committee of conference on

| then

En time, and passed. the attention of the Senate? Why, upon Mr. CONNESS. I think that bad better go | the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on

R sir, with what eagerness he rises in his place over to-day.

the bill (S. No. 184) granting a pension to Mrs. MARY B. CRAIG. when he has a petition to present here involv- Mr. HENDRICKS. I was going to ask the Ann Corcoran.

ETANWINKLE. I move that the Sendi! ing an alleged outrage upon a single indi- Senator from Massachusetts if the court has The message further announced that the

e rated to the consideration of House bil 0. vidual, and that within the reach of our right decided the question ?

House had passed the bill (S. No. 426) for the hands or right arms! But upon this subject Mr. SUMNER. The court has decided, and relief of Thomas Crossley; and the joint resmonth after month may pass, season after || the bill is to carry into effect the decree of the olution (S. R. No. 134) authorizing a change

Je sction was agreed to; and the bill H.R. la for the relief of Mary B. Craig was

t! season--nay, year after year and American court,

of mail service between Fort Abercrombie and

and as in Committee of the Whole. It i citizens may rot and die in foreign prisons! Mr. HENDRICKS. Is this a question of || Helena, severally without amendment.

afor placing the name of Jiary B. Craig, A, I now, Mr. President, conclude by giving | restitution?

BILL INTRODUCED.

tirsdal county, West Virginia, widow of a: potice that at an early day of the coming week

Mr. SUMNER. It is. I shall propose a resolution to discharge the

a F. Craig, on the pension-roll, at the de Mr. HENDRICKS. Was the vessel sold? Mr. MORGAN asked, and by unanimous Committee on Foreign Relations from the fur

na ul eight dollars per month, to commence Mr. SUMNER: The vessel was sold. consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. ther consideration of the subject, that the

aki day of July, 1865, subject to the Mr. HENDRICKS. What became of the No. 563) for the preservation of the harbors Senate of the United States may vote upon it.

of the United States against encroachments; Laa and provisions of the pension laws. money? Was it paid into the Treasury? Is Mr. SUMNER. I ask now action on the this to pay the amount that the vessel sold for? which was read twice by its title, referred to

mi was reported to the Senate, ordered

bird reading, read the third time, and bill before the Senate.

de Mr. SUMNER.

the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to

It is to pay that amount.
Mr. STEWART. I hope there will be no It is a case of restitution where there was an

be printed.
IIENRY E. MORSE,

MARGARET IUSTON.
action taken immediately on this bill. We illegal capture.
should at least understand something more Mr. HENDRICKS. the money has not

Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen

LANWINKLE. I move that the Sen. about it. been paid into the Treasury, the court can pay ate proceed to consider House bill No. 152.

e proved to the consideration of House bill Mr. SUMNER. If the Senator will be good it on a restitution.

The motion was agreed to; and the bill (H.

po enough to look at the printed letter which Mr. SUMNER. The money bas been paid || R. No. 152) for the relief of the widow and

K TRIOB Fas agreed to ; and the bill (H. R. accompanies it, and the decree of the district into the Treasury, and the decree of the court || children of Henry E. Morse was considered court, I think he will find that there is no occa- now adjudges the United States responsible to as in Committee of the Whole. It proposes sion for delay. The bill simply carries out the this amount, and distributes the same according to direct the Secretary of the Interior to place decree. to the proportions mentioned in the billamoog on the pension-roll the names of the widow

1 Mr. STEWART. There is no written report the owners of the vessel and of the cargo. and minor children under sixteen years of age

R. of the committee.

Mr, HENDRICKS. What is the aggregate ? of Henry E. Morse, late a private in company Mr. SUMNER. I beg the Senator's par- Mr. SUMNER. It is mentioned in the bill, G, ninth regiment Vermont volunteers, subject don; it is all in print.

but I have forgotten the precise amount. to the provisions and limitations of the pension Mr. STEWART. I should like to have the There is a report accompanying it. I went laws. bill lie over that I may look into it. over the facts of the case in drawing the bill

The bill was reported to the Senate without Mr. SUMNER. If the Senator raises the some time ago, and I cannot remember the

amenument, ordered to a third reading, read question that the United States is not to carry precise figures. The bill was founded pre- the third time, and passed. into execution a decree of the district court cisely on the decree.

W

MILTON ANDERSON. adjudging that the United States shall pay a Mr. VAN WINKLE. Mr. President, I ask

}jte certain sum of money, then there may be occa- the Senate to proceed with the pension bills.

Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sension for it to lie over. Mr. SUMNER. Before the Senator calls ate proceed to the consideration of House bill

Pr

No. 246. Mr. STEWART. I must certainly raise up his bills, I wish to understand whether the

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Pr that very question. If any of our courts have

pending bill will lead to debate? If so, I shall The motion was agreed to ; and the bill (H. awarded damages to British subjects for illegal not press it now.

R. No. 246) granting a pension to Milton Ancaptures, or anything of the kind, I am op

Mr. STEWART. I should like to examine derson was considered as in Committee of the the

Whole. The bill is a direction to the Secretary posed to making any appropriation for paying papers, and if there is a report there I them until the Alabama claims are settled, hope it will be printed.

of the Interior to place the name of Milton Anand particularly the claims of those wbalers Mr. SUMNER. It is printed and on your derson, late a private in company K, of the in the Pacific ocean who were destroyed by

table; it has been printed for some time. Waddell, who was afterward harbored in Eng- Mr. CONNESS." I wish to say that I desire infantry volunteers, on the pension-roll, at the land. Six weeks after the fall of the rebellion, to be heard on this subject again. I have some rate of fifteen dollars per month, to commence

EIN WINKLE. I move to amend the this man, Waddell, destroyed an entire whaling

Į to information now touching the action of the from the 1st day of May, 1863, and to cod. fleet, destroying the whole property, the subCommittee on Foreign Relations, and will state tinue during his natural life.

passage of what that is on another occasion,

Mr. CONKLING. I wish to inquire of the stance of their lives, of the poor men who owned those vessels. They were burned by

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Sen

honorable Senator from West Virginia whether him when he had before him papers announc

hii va reported to the Senate as amend. ator from West Virginia moves that the Senate all these bills which are being passed have ing the end of the rebellion, but he said he did proceed to the consideration of the order of received his personal examination ? not care for that; and he afterward went to the day, being the bills reported from the Com- Mr. VAN WINKLE. They have not only Great Britain and was harbored there. I unmittee on Pensions. received my personal examination, but are

R. derstand he has been here at Annapolis since,

The motion was agreed 10.

House bills, and have been examined and ap. and is now harbored by our Government. No

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE.

proved by the committee there and then bave steps bave been taken to relieve those suffer

th ers; and until there can be mutual justice A message from the House of Representa- || passed the House of Representatives.

Mr. CONKLING. That of course we know. tives, by Mr. McPHERSON, its Clerk, announced done, until there can be some arrangement

As they are House bills, they have passed the that ihe House had concurred in the amend

el, and made a mistake in drawing it. De ate did not perceive until it had passed

th inade in regard to the damages done by the ments of the Senate to the following bills:

House, or they would not be here. But I privateers that Great Britain sent out to destroy

would like to know whether, independent of

h Representatives. He then came A bill (H. R. No. 176) to amend an act entiour commerce, I think we should refuse all

that, the Senator has himself examined them? tled "An act to provide for carrying the mails Mr. VAN WINKLE. I can assure the Sen;

B appropriations to pay just or unjust claims to from the United States to foreign ports, and British subjects for damages sustained during

ator that I have examined and I believe read
for other purposes," approved March 25, 1864;
our war. I do not complain of the decision

A bill (H. R. No, 598) to continue the Bu-
every paper in all the cases, and they have also

pasion date from the time of the dis. pa of the court in the case, because I know noth

to reau for the Relief of Freedmen and Refugees,

been canvassed before the Pension Committee
of the Senate.

LANVINILE. I cannot say which, ing of the facts; but I would not pay any such and for other purposes; claim until there shall be a settlement of the

ang was the loss of a leg. A bill (H. R. No. 538) to extend the bound

The bill was reported to the Senate without claims of our citizens. They have been treated aries of the collection district of Philadelphia | the third

time, and passed.
amendment, ordered to a third reading, read

When the basis of a leg, why could not the a great deal worse than British subjects have

so as to include the whole consolidated city of been, have been subjected to much greater Philadelphia;

JAMES L. DICKERSON,

KAI TINKLE. This man lost his leg A losses, and under more cruel and aggravating A bill(H. R. No. 861) relating to the Supreme

Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen

eva vent of op particular duty. He of circumstances. I do not think it is a very Court of the United States;

ate proceed to the corsideration of House bill good time to make appropriations to pay claims A bill (H. R. No. 198) to reëstablish the Il No. 257.

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ELIZA J, RENNARD.

The motion was agreed to; and the bill (H.R. this occurred the Pension Office was not in the of the pension laws, the name of Susan A. No. 257) for the relief of James L. Dickerson habit of allowing pensions in such cases; but Mitchell, mother of Lieutenant Leander F. was considered as in Committee of the Whole. I am entirely satisfied on examination that it is | Alley, late of company I, twentieth MassachuBy its terms the Secretary of the Interior is a correct case, and that the man should have setts regiment volunteer infantry, as the mother to place on the pension-roll the name of James his pension according to the amendment. of a second lieutenant, in lieu of the pension L. Dickerson, late a private in company D, first The amendment was ordered to be engrossed, lshe is now receiving. West Virginia artillery, in the war of 1861, and and the bill to be read a third time. The bill The bill was reported to the Senate, ordered to pay him the same pension allowed privates, was read the third time, and passed.

to a third reading, read the third time, and subject to the provisions and limitations of the

CORNELIA K. SCHMIDT,

passed. general pension laws, to commence on the 27th

JOIN Q. A, KECK.
Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen-
day of June, 1865.
The bill was reported to the Senate without ate proceed to the consideration of House bill

Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen-
No. 517.

ate proceed to the consideration of House bill amendment, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

The motion was agreed to; and the bill H.

No. 236.
R. No. 517) granting a pension to Cornelia K. The motion was agreed to; and the bill (H.
MARY B. CRAIG.

Schmidt, widow of Adam Schmidt, deceased, R. No. 236) granting a pension to John Q. A. Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen- late a private in company A, thirty-seventh Keck, late a private in the third Missouri cavate proceed to the consideration of House bill Ohio volunteers, was considered as in Commit- | alry, was considered as in Committee of the No. 258. tee of the Whole. By its terms the Secretary

Whole. It provides for placing the name of The motion was agreed to ; and the bill (H.R. of the Interior is to place on the pension-roll

John Q. A. Keck, late a private in the third No. 258) for the relief of Mary B. Craig was the name of Cornelia K. Schmidt, widow of

Missouri cavalry, on the pension-roll, to com. considered as in Committee of the Whole. It Adam Schmidt, deceased, a private in company

mence on the 19th day of December, 1862, and provides for placing the name of Mary B. Craig, A, thirty-seventh regiment Ohio volunteers, 1 to be subject to the provisions and limitations of Marshall county, West Virginia, widow of and to pay her the pension allowed a private of the pension laws.

The Committee on Pensions proposed to Samuel F. Craig, on the pension-roll, at the during her widowhood, subject to the provisrate of eight dollars per month, to commence ions and limitations of the pension laws, to com

amend the bill by inserting after the word on the 1st day of July, 1865, subject to the mence on the 10th day of April, 1864; and in

"roll,'' in line four, the words " and to pay limitations and provisions of the pension laws. case of her death or marriage the pension is to

him a pension of fifteen dollars per month." The bill was reported to the Senate, ordered be paid to the minor children of Adam Schmidt,

The amendment was agreed to. to a third reading, read the third time, and deceased, who may be under sixteen years of The bill was reported to the Senate as passed.

age, subject to the provisions of the general | amended, and the amendment was concurred MARGARET ILUSTON. pension laws.

in. The amendment was ordered to be en

The bill was reported to the Senate, ordered grossed, and the bill to be read a third time. Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen. to a third reading, read the third time, and

The bill was read the third time, and passed. ate proceed to the consideration of House bill passed.

ALMIRA WYETH.
No. 280.
The motion was agreed to; and the bill (H. R.

Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen.
Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen-
No. 280) to grant a pension to Margaret Huston

ate proceed to the consideration of House bill was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

ate proceed to the consideration of House bill No. 411. It is a direction to the Secretary of the Interior No. 517.

The motion was agreed to ; and the bill (H. to place the name of Margaret Huston on the

The motion was agreed to; and the bill (H. R. No. 411) for the relief of Almira Wyeth roll of pensions as a widow, at the rate of sev. R. No. 517) granting a pension to Eliza J. was considered as in Committee of the Whole. enteen dollars per month, from January 1, 1865,

Reanard, widow of William K. Rennard, de- The Committee on Pensions proposed to subject to the limitations and provisions of the ceased, late a private in tenth Ohio volunteers, strike out all of the bill after the enacting pension laws.

of war of 1861, was considered as in Committee clause, in these words: The bill was reported to the Senate, ordered

of the Whole. It proposes to direct the Secre- That the name of Almira Wyeth, widow of James to a third reading, read the third time, and

tary of the Interior to place on the pension. M. Wyeth, lato a private in company I, seventypassed. roll the name of Eliza J. Reppard, widow of

fifth regiment Illinois volunteers, be placed on the

pension-roll in pursuance of existing law in such DAVID VÁN NORDSTRAND.

William K. Rennard, deceased, a private in cases, commencing on the 5th day of March, 1863.

tenth Obio battery of volunteers of the war And in lieu thereof to insert: Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen- of 1861, and to pay her the pension allowed. a

That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorale proceed to the consideration of House bill private during her widowhood, subject to the ized and directed to place the name of Almira Wyeth,

provisions and limitations of the pension laws, widow of James M. Wyeth, late a private in comThe motion was agreed to; and the bill (H.

pany I, seventy-fifth regiment Illinois volunteers, to commence on the 1st day of March, 1865;

on the pension-roll, and allow and pay her a pension and in case of her death or marriage the pen. at the rate of eight dollars, per month, from the 5th Nordstrand was considered as in Committee sion is to be paid to the minor children of day of March, 1863, to continue during her widowof the Whole. It provides for placing the name

hood. of David Van Nordstrand, late of company H,

William K. Rennard, deceased, who may be
under sixteen years of age, subject to the pro-

The amendment was agreed to. of the one hundred and twenty seventh regi- visions and limitations of the general pension

The bill was reported to the Senate as ment of Indiana volunteer infantry, on the laws.

amended, and the amendment concurred in. pension:roll, at the rate of fifteen dollars per The bill was reported to the Senate, ordered

The amendment was ordered to be engrossed, month, from and after the passage of the act.

and the bill to be read the third time. The to a third reading, read the third time, and Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move to amend the passed.

bill was read the third time, and passed. bill by striking out the words the passage

of
JOSEPHINE K. BUGIIER.

GEORGE F, GORIAM.
this act," and inserting "9th day of October,
1864."
Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen-

Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the The amendment was agreed to. ate proceed to the consideration of House bill

Senate proceed to the consideration of House No. 520. The bill was reported to the Senate as amend

bill No. 618. ed, and the amendment was concurred in.

The motion was agreed to; and the bill (H. Mr. SHERMAN. I should like to ask the R. No. 520) to place the name of Josephine No. 518) granting a pension to George F.

The motion was agreed to; and the bill (H. R. Senator what is the reason for going back ? K. Bugher on the pension-roll was considered

Gorham, late a private in company B, twentyMr. VAN WINKLE. The law expressly || the Secretary of the Interior is to place the as in Committee of the Whole. By its terms

ninth regiment Massachusetts volunteer inputs it at the date of the injury or discharge.

fantry, was considered as in Committee of the This bill was founded principally on the eviname of Josephine K. Bugher, of Missouri, on

Whole. dence of Mr. Speaker Colfax: Be drew the the pension-roll, at the rate of twenty dollars

The first section is a direction to the Secrebill himself , and made a mistake in drawing it

; ) August, 1861, as widow of Captain William J.
per month, commencing on the 1st day of

tary of the Interior to place on the pensionwhich he did not perceive until it had passed Bugher, subject to the limitations and provis- private in company B, twenty-ninth regiment

roll the name of George F. Gorham, late a the House of Representatives. He then came to me and asked me to offer the amendment. ions of the pepsion laws.

Massachusetts volunteer infantry, in the war It is strictly in accordance with law. The bill was reported to the Senate, ordered

of 1861, and provides that he be paid the Mr. CONKLING. Does the amendment to a third reading, read the third time, and

same amount of pension allowed in similar make the pension date from the time of the dispassed.

cases, subject to the provisions, and limitaability, or from the discharge ?

SUSAN A. MITCHELL.

tions of the general pension laws, to be comMr. VAN WINKLE. I cannot say which.

Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen- puted from the 16th day of January, 1865. The disability was the loss of a leg:

ate proceed to the consideration of House bill The second section provides that inasmuch Mr. SHEŘMAN. If the disability was so No. 526.

as George F. Gorham is now insane, and his marked as the loss of a leg, why could not the

The motion was agreed to ; and the bill (H. father, John J. Gorliam, appointed guardian, person get his pension in the regular way?

R. No. 526) increasing the pension of Susan it is ordered and directed that the pension when he was sent off on particular duty. He Mr. VAN WINKLE. This man lost his leg A. Mitchell was considered as in Committee money, be paid over to said guardian to be

of the Whole. It proposes to direct the Sec. || applied to the support of George F. Gorham was on a railroad car and fell from the top of retary of the Interior to place on the pension- during his insanity.

The Committee on Pensions reported an car, and bis leg was crushed. At the time I roll, subject to the provisions and limitations

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be Committee on Pensions reported the pert
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Let "minor" before children," and in dra
Ons verge to strike out tbe words

" allowed by
by oploss in the Navy," and to insert the
para af bifieen dollars per month."
I: VAN WINKLE. The committee with
con base amendments.
be ni was reported to the Senate without
verdeest ordered to a third reading, read
cated time, and passed.
SOLOMOS ZACHMAN.

R. UTAN TINKLE. I move that the Senk rested to the consideration of House bill sid

bi notion was agreed to; and the Senate, di zalionitee of the Whole, proceeded to medier the bill (H. R. No. 521) to place the cdo.smon Zachman on the pensioninte

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Committee on Pensions reported the line od smendments. The amendments were App

ir alter the word "roll" to insert the * *and to pay him;" in line seven to am the words " commencing on and lin

er the word "from;" in lines eight and strike out the words " subject to the th *70s and requirements of the pension

des no insert "to the 6th day of June, in

thereafter at the rate of fifteen dol. 1 in menosuh daring his nataral life;"' so that 'to thread: 33 Secretary of the Interior be authorized Tu s place the name of Solomon Zachkapta evarty, Ohio, formerly a member of zna i nisbiy-second Ohio volunteers on the uni, ud to pay him at the rate of eight 1 Ekot socih, irom the Eth day of May, 1974, za daroi Jane, 1900, and thereafter at the na dollars per month during his natural

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A; end the amendments were concurred in. '; vendiments were ordered to be engrossed, also be read a third time. The bill an: tened the third time, and passed: and its in.

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June 20, amendment, to strike out in lines seven, eight, The amendment was ordered to be engrossed, its title was amended so as to read, "A bill and nine the words “paid the same amount

and the bill to be read the third time. The increasing the pension of Nancy Weeks, widow of pension allowed in similar cases, subject to bill was read the third time, and passed, of Francis Weeks, an epsiga in the revolutionthe provisions and limitations of the general

AUSTIN M. PARTRIDGE.

ary war. pension laws,'' and to insert " allowed and

JOIN KELLEY. paid a pension at the rate of twenty-five dollars

Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen.

ate proceed to the consideration of House bill Mr. YAN WINKLE. I move that the SenThe amendment was agreed to. No. 524.

ate proceed to the consideration of House bill Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move, in the sec

The motion was agreed to ; and the bill | No. 454. (H. R. No. 524) granting a pension to Austin

The motion was agreed to; and the Senate, ond line of the second section, to strike out the words and his father, John J. Gorham, apM. Partridge was considered as in Comunittee

as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to

consider the bill (H. R. No. 454) granting & of the whole. It provides for placing on the pointed guardian;' and also to strike out the word "said" and insert “his,'' in the fourth

pension-roll, subject to the provisions and pension to John Kelley: It proposes to direct line. The bill provides that the pension shall limitations of the pension laws, the name of

the Secretary of the Interior to place on the be absolutely paid to his father. His father Austin M. Partridge, late a wagoner in com

pension-roll the name of John Kelley, late a may die and another guardian be appointed.

pany F, twenty-sixth regiment of Iowa infantry, private in company H, sixty-seventh regiinent The amendment is that the pension shall be commencing March 26, 1864.

Pennsylvania volunteers, to date from the 16th paid to his guardian, whoever it may be.

The Committee on Pensions reported an of January, 1865, subject to the provisions and The amendment was agreed to. amendment, to insert in line seven, after the limitations of the pension laws.

The Committee on Pensions reported the The bill was reported to the Senate as word " infantry,'' the words “and allow and

bill with an amendment, to insert after the amended, and the amendments were concurred

pay him a pension at the rate of eight dollars in. The amendments were ordered to be en

word "volunteers” the words "and to allow grossed, and the bill to be read the third time;

Mr. VAN WINKLE. The committee with: and pay him a pension at the rate of eight dol. the bill was read the third time, and passed. draw the amendment.

lars per month. PRESIDENTIAL APPROVAL OF BILLS.

inent will be considered as withdrawn if there draw that amendment. A message from the President of the United be no objection.

The bill was reported to the Senate without States, by Mr. W: G. MOORE, his Secretary, The bill was reported to the Senate without | amendment, ordered to a third reading, read announced that the President had on the 19th amendment, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed. instant approved and signed the following bills: the third time, and passed.

PLEASANT STOOPS. An act (S. No. 322) granting a pension to

MAHALA M. STRAIGHT.
Sherman H. Cowles;

Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen-
An act (S. No. 323) granting a pension to
Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen-

ate proceed to the consideration of House bill Michael Kelley';

ate proceed to the consideration of House bill No. 456. An act (S. No. 344) granting a pension to No. 373.

The motion was agreed to; and the Senate, Caroline and Margaret Swartwout;

The motion was agreed to; and the bill as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to An act (S. No. 420) granting a pension to

(H, R. No. 373) to place the name of Mahala | consider the bill (H. R. No. 456) granting a James A. Guthrie;

M. Straight upon the pension-roll of the United pension to the minor children of Pleasant
An act (S. No. 421) granting a pension to
States was considered as in Committee of the

Stoops. The bill instructs the Secretary of
Caroline E. Thomas; and
Whole.

the Interior to place upon the pension-roll An act (S. No. 424) granting a pension to

The Committee on Pensions proposed to the names of the minor children of Pleasant Bartlett and Carrie Edwards, children of David amend the bill by striking out the letter " A," Stoops, late a member of company F, eightW. Edwards, deceased.

in the fourth line, and inserting “M;' and also eenth regiment of United States infantry, to W. W. CUNNINGHAM.

by inserting after the word “deceased,” in the date from the day of his death, subject to the

fifth line, the words “late a private in com. Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen

provisions and limitations of the pension laws. pany E, one hundred and twenty-ninth regi- The Committee on Pensions reported the ate proceed to the consideration of House bill ment Illinois volunteers." No. 522.

bill with amendments. The amendments were,

The amendment was agreed to. The motion was agreed to; and the bill (H.

in line five to insert the names of " David

The next amendment was to insert after ) Henry Stoops, Pleasant Stoops, and Sturges R. No. 522) granting a pension to W. W. Cun. the words United States," in line seven, the Stoops;" in line six to strike out the word ningham was considered as in Committee of words and to pay her a pension at the rate the Whole. It is a direction to the Secretary

"minor” before "children,'' and after the word of the Interior to place the name of W. W.

of eight dollars per month, to commence on "children” to insert “under sixteen

the 5th day of September, in the year 1862, and Cunningham, late à sergeant of company C, to continue during her widowhood.'

age;.' and in line eight, after the word "infan. thirteenth New York cavalry, on the pension- The amendment was agreed to.

try,'' to insert " and to pay to them or their roll, subject to the provisions and limitations

legally-authorized guardian or guardians a pen.

The bill was reported to the Senate as of the pension laws, to commence from the amended, and the amendments concurred in.

sion of eight dollars per month ;" so that the 25th day of October, 1865.

bill will read : The Committee on Pensions proposed to

The amendments were ordered to be engrossed,
and the bill to be read the third time.

That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is amend the bill by inserting after the word

hereby, authorized and instructed to place upon "poll,' in line six, "and to allow and pay him

The bill was read the third time and passed ;

the pension-roll the names of David Henry Stoops, and its title was 'amended so as to read, “ a pension at the rate of fifteen dollars per

Pleasant Stoops, and Sturges Stoops, the children, a

under sixteen years of age, of Pleasant Stoops, late month." bill to place the name of Mahala M. Straight

a member of company F, cighteenth regiment of The amendment was agreed to. upon the pension-roll of the United States.''

United States infantry, and to pay to them or their The bill was reported to the Senate as

legally-authorized guardian or guardians a pension

of eight dollars per month, to date from the day of amended, and the amendment was concurred

Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen.

his death, subject to the provisions and limitations in. The amendment was ordered to be en:

of the pension laws. ate proceed to the consideration of House bill grossed, and the bill to be read the third time. No. 453.

The amendments were agreed to. l'he bill was read the third time, and passed.

Sepate as

to be JAMES S. TODD,

R. No. 453) increasing the pension of Nancy Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen

Weeks, widow of Francis Weeks, a soldier of ate proceed to the consideration of House bill

the war of 1812, was considered as in Com.

mittee of the Whole. The Secretary of the The motion was agreed to; and the bill (H. pension of Mrs. Nancy Weeks, widow of FranInterior is directed by the bili to increase the

and its title was amended so as to read, “A R. No. 523) granting a pension to James S. cis Weeks, late of the State of Georgia, and a Todd was considered as in Committee of the soldier of the war of 1812, to ten dollars per

ant Stoops. Whole. It provides for placing on the pen month, from and after the passage of this act, sion-roll, subject to the provisions and limit

Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen. ations of the pension laws, the name of James

and to continue during her natural life. S. Todd, of North Carolina, father of two sons

The Committee on Pensions reported the No. 516. who died in the first regiment North Carolina out the words "a soldier of the war of 1812"

bill with an amendment in line six, to strike volunteers.

and to insert "an ensign in the revolutionary
war;' and in line nine to strike out the words

consider the bill (H. R. No. 516) for the relief

of the widow and minor children of Benjamin
“natural life" and insert the word "widow.
hood."

B. Naylor, late a pilot on the gunboat Pa
The amendment was agreed to.

tapsco. By the bill the Secretary of the Inte: natural life."

The bill was reported to the Senate as

rior is directed to place the names of the widow amended, and the amendment was concurred

and minor children under sixteen years of age in. It was ordered that the amendment be

of Benjamin B. Naylor, late a pilot on the gun.

boat Patapsco, on the pension-roll, at the rate
bill was read the third time, and passed; and
engrossed and the bill read a third time. The allowed by law to pilots in the Navy, to com

be usendments were agreed to.

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TEREMTAI T. HALLETT. LIAN TINKLE. I move that the Sentested to the consideration of House bill korin was agreed to; and the Senate, a Iranite of the Whole, proceeded to in ne bill H. R. No. 52) granting, ou deemiah T. Hallett. It directs the * the Interior to place on the pen. tatject to the provisions and limita

Halilei, late a member of company 3 [ord states infantry, commencing alsamittee on Pensions reported the

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same to be subject to the provisions and limit- The Committee, on Pensions reported an The bill was reported to the Senate as
ations of the pension laws, and paid out of the amendment to the bill, to insert after the word | amended, and the amendments were concurred
naval pension fund.
"volunteers’ the words and to pay her a

in. The amendments were ordered to be en. The Committee on Pensions reported the

grossed, and the bill to be read a third time. bill with amendments, in line four to strike out Mr. VAN WINKLE. The committee with- The bill was read the third time, and passed ; the word “minor" before children,' and in draw that amendment.

and its title was amended so as to read, A line seven to strike out the words “allowed by The bill was reported to the Senate without bill granting a pension to the widow and chil. law to pilots in the Navy," and to insert the amendment, ordered to a third reading, read dren of George R. Waters." words of fifteen dollars per month.'' the third time, and passed.

CYRUS D, WOOD. Mr. VAN WINKLE. The committee with

WILLIAM CRAFT. draw those amendments.

Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen-
Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen.
The bill was reported to the Senate without

ate proceed to the consideration of House bill
ate proceed to the consideration of House bill No. 663.
amendment, ordered to a third reading, read

No. 661. the third time, and passed.

The motion was agreed to; and the Senate,
The motion was agreed to; and the bill (H. as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to
SOLOMON ZACHMAN.

R. No. 661) granting a pension to the widow consider the bill (H. R. No. 663) granting a
Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen- and minor children of William Craft was con- pension to Cyrus K. Wood, the legal repre.
ate proceed to the consideration of House bill sidered as in Committee of the Whole. The sentative of Cyrus D. Wood. The bill, as it
No. 521.

bill, as passed by the House of Representatives, passed the House of Representatives, proposed The motion was agreed to; and the Senate, || directed the Secretary of the Interior to place to direct the Secretary of the Interior to pay to as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to on the pension-roll the names of the widow

Cyrns K. Wood, of Auburn, Maine, father and consider the bill (H. R. No. 521) to place the

and minor children of the late William Craft, legal representative of Cyrus D. Wood, late of name of Solomon Zachman on the pension- late of company H, eighty-second Pennsylva.

company H, tenth regiment of Maine volun. toll.

pia regiment, subject to the provisions and teer infantry, eight dollars per month from the The Committee on Pensions reported the limitations of the pension laws, to commence 81h of May, 1863, to the 6th of June, 1866, and bill with amendments. The amendments were April 6, 1865.

twenty-five dollars per month from the 6th of in line six after the word "roll” to insert the The Committee on Pensions reported the bill || June, 1866, to the 8th of April, 1867. words "and to pay him ;' in line seven to with amendments. The amendments were in The Committee on Pensions reported the strike out the words "commencing on and line five to strike out the word "the" and to bill with amendments. The amendments were, to insert the word “from;" in lines eight and insert "Susan F. Craft;' and also to strike out in line four to strike out the words “ pay to nine to strike out the words “subject to the the words “and minor children and to insert Cyrus K. Wood, of Auburn, Maine, father and limitations and requirements of the pension

"and the child under sixteen years of age;. legal representative of," and to insert the laws,' and to insert" to the 6th day of June, in line six to strike out the words "the late;" words place on the pension-roll the name 1866, and thereafter at the rate of fifteen dol- || in line seven to strike out the letter “H” and

of;" and in line seven, after the word "in. lars per month during his natural life;" so that to insert "D;", and in line eight, after the fantry,'' to insert the words " and to pay to the bill will read:

word "regiment,” to insert "and to pay her him a pension at the rate of;" so that the bill That the Secretary of the Interior be authorized a pension at the rate of ten dollars per month;’’ will read: and directed to place the name of Solomon Zach- so that the bill will read: man, of Marion county, Ohio, formerly a member of

That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is company D, eighty-second Ohio volunteers, on the

That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the penpension-roll, and to pay him at the rate of eight

hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pen. sion-roll the name of Cyrus D. Wood, late of comdollars per month, from the 30th day of May, 1864,

sion-roll the names of Susan F. Craft, widow, and pany ll, tenth regiment of Maine volunteer infantry, to the 6th day of June, 1866, and thereafter at the

the child under sixteen years of age of William and to pay to him a pension at the rate of eight dolrate of fifteen dollars per month during his natural

Craft, late of company D, eighty-second Pennsyl- lars per month from the 8th day of May, 1863, to the life.

vania regiment, and to pay her a pension at the rate 6th day of June, 1866; and twenty-five dollars per

of ten dollars per month, subject to the provisions month from said 6th day of June, 1866, to the 8th day The amendments were agreed to.

and limitations of the pension laws, to commence of April, 1867. The bill was reported to the Senate as amend- April 6, 1865.

The amendments were agreed to. ed, and the amendments were concurred in. The amendments were agreed to.

The bill was reported to the Senate as The amendments were ordered to be engrossed, The bill was reported to the Senate as

amended, and the amendments were concurred and the bill to be read a third time. The bill || amended, and the ainendments were concurred

in. It was ordered that the amendments be was read the third time, and passed; and its in. The amendments were ordered to be

engrossed, and the bill be read a third time.
title was amended so as to read, "A bill grant- engrossed, and the bill to be read a third time.
ing a pension to Solomon Zachman."
The bill was read the third time, and passed; || and its title was amended so as to read, "A

The bill was read the third time, and passed;
and its title was amended, so as to read, "A
JEREMIAH T. HALLETT.

bill granting a pension to Cyrus D. Wood."
bill granting a pension to the widow and child
Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen-

CHARLES GOULER. of William Craft."" ate proceed to the consideration of House bill

GEORGE R. WATERS.

Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen.
No. 525.
The motion was agreed to; and the Senate,
Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen-

ate proceed to the consideration of House bill

No. 664. as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to

ate proceed to the consideration of House bill consider the bill (H. R. No. 525) granting, a No. 662.

The motion was agreed to; and the bill (H. pension to Jeremiah T. Hallett. It directs the

The motion was agreed to; and the Senate,

R. No. 664) granting a pension to the minor Secretary of the Interior to place on the pen. as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to

children of Charles Gouler was considered as sion-roll, subject to the provisions and limitaconsider the bill (H. R. No. 662) granting a

in Committee of the Whole. The Secretary of tions of the pension laws, the name of Jerepension to the widow and minor children of

the Interior is directed by the bill to place on miah T. Hallett, late a member of company George R. Waters. The bill, as it passed the

the pension-roll, subject to the provisions and I, first United States infantry, commencing House of Representatives, directed the Secre

limitations of the pension laws, the pames of

the minor children of Charles Gouler, late a tary of the Interior to place on the pensionThe Committee on Pensions reported the roli, subject to the provisions and liınitations private in company F, ninth New Hampshire bill with an amendment, to insert after the of the pension laws, the names of the widow

volunteers, commencing April 18, 1866. The

bill also repeals an act approved April 18, word "infantry," in line seven, the words

and minor children of George R. Waters, late "and to allow and pay him a pension at the a member of the fiftieth regiment New York | 1866, entitled "An act granting a pension to

Mrs. Emerance Gouler,” and an act approved rate of twenty-five dollars per month."

engineers, commencing November 17, 1864. The amendment was agreed to. The Committee on Pensions reported the bill July 18, 1866, entitled "An act amendatory of

an act entitled 'An act granting a pension to The bill was reported to the Senate as with amendments. The amendments were in

Mrs. Emerance Gouler.143 amended, and the amendment was concurred line six to insert the name of "Mary Waters,'

The Committee on Pensions reported the in. The amendment was ordered to be enand also to insert the words "the three,'' and

bill with amendments. The amendments were grossed, and the bill to be read a third time.

to strike out the word " minor" before " chil. The bill was read the third time, and passed.

in section one, line six, to strike out the words dren,' " and after the word “ children" to

the minor" before "children" and to insert
insert the words "under sixteen years of age;":

"Willie, Ellen, and Tellis Gouler," and after
SARAII E. PICKELL.
in line eight to strike out the word “fiftieth''.

the word "children" to insert under sixMr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen- and insert "fifteenth," and also to strike out

teen years of age;' in line eight, after the ate proceed to the consideration of House bill the word “engineers" and to insert the words

word 'volunteers," to insert "and to pay them volunteers, and to pay her å pension at the

à pension at the rate of eight dollars per The motion was agreed to; and the bill (H. rate of fourteen dollars per month ;" so that

month;' and in line ten to insert " to continue R: No. 659) granting a pension to Sarah E. the bill will read :

until they severally attain the age of sixteen
Pickell was considered as in Committee of the That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is
Whole. It directs the Secretary of the Interior

hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pon- years;" so that the first section will read:
sion-roll, subject to the provisions and limitations

That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is to place on the pension-roll, subject to the of the pension laws, the names of Mary Waters, the

bereby, authorized and directed to place on the peaprovisions and limitations of the pension laws, widow, and the three children under sixteen years of

sion-roll, subject to the provisions and limitations the name of Sarah E. Pickell, widow of John age, of George R. Waters, late a memberofthe fifteonth

of the pension laws, the names of Willie, Ellen, and Pickell, late of the thirteenth regiment New regiment New York volunteers, and to pay her a

Tellis Gouler, children under sixteen years of age of pepsion at the rate of fourteen dollars per month,

Charles Gouler, late a private in company F, ninth York volunteers, at the rate of seventeen dol- commencing November 17, 1864.

New Hampshire volunteers, and to pay them a penper month, commencing April 6, 1866. The amendments were agreed to.

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