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each man was allowed to return home, not to be dis time heretofore committed the offense or crime of
ORDER OF BUSINESS. turbed by the United States authority so long as he treason against the said Commonwealth be, and they observed his parole and the laws in force where he are hereby, pardoned and absolved from all the pains Mr. COOR. I demand the previous quesresided. These men were especially excepted from and penalties thereto attached.
tion. the amnesty proclaimed by the President May 29, * SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That any person
Mr. MUNGEN. I move that the House 1865, under the tenth exception, and there appears heretofore indicted for such offense in any of the courts to have been no other act of amnesty up to the time of this state may plead this act in bar of further adjourn. of this election which could include them. They were prosecution of such indictment.
The question being put on the motion to Bila paroled prisoners of war. No reason occurs to the
Now, I submit if there be a single, solitary | adjourn, there were-ayes 25, noes 69; no committee why these men should be allowed to vote which would not apply with equal force to them elector in the ninth district of Kentucky who,
quorum voting. isode
wbile actually in the field against the Government. by the act of the Kentucky Legislature, or by The SPEAKER. The Chair will order The only difference which appears is, that they had
any act of the Federal Government, is not enti tellers. now been captured; their object, aiın, and intent, whether in fighting or voting, was manifestly to destroy tled to vote, that Andrew Johnson himself has Mr. UPSON. Is it necessary to have a the Government. It seems absurd to say that it was proclaimed universal amnesty and restoration a patriotic duty to kill them while they were in arms to all such.
Mr. MUNGEN. I withdraw the motion. against the Government to prevent the destruction
of the Government by them, and at the same timno And here I rest the case, in the hope that Mr. ELDRIDGE. The gentleman from Je, and wholly illegal to refuse to allow them to accomplish though you do emasculate the State of Ken:
Kentucky [Mr. Trimble] wishes to make a the same result by their votes. The whole plan of
tucky further by depriving Mr. Young of his speech on this question, which he is now pre. reconstruction by Congress, as also the plan of reconstruction proposed in the proclamations of the seat on this floor, as noble, gallant, and
glo- | pared to make." I hope the House will allow President, has proceeded upon the assumption that rious a representative as ever sat in this Hall, || him the opportunity. those who had renounced their allegiance to the
you will not insult Kentucky by foisting upon Government and fought against it have forfeited
Mr. TRIMBLE, of Kentucky. I hope the their right to vote.' her by your vote a man whom she spurned and
gentleman from Illinois will not press the preWhere is there any law for that? I deny repelled at the polls, and against whose repre
vious question now, but will let me have thirty the whole of that statement. There is not a sentative of her sentiments as one of Ken
minutes on Monday. This is an important particle of law for it whatever anywhere within tucky's humblest representatives on this floor, iny knowledge. That is a misstatement of fact, in her name and in the name of liberty and
Mr. COOK. It is apparent that I cannot not intentional, I hope, but nevertheless a misa justice, I enter my most solemn protest.
press this question on Monday after the tax statement. They refer to what is well known
MESSAGE FROM TUE SENATE.
bill comes up, and I must, therefore, insist on in Kentucky as the disfranchising law. I sub
A message was received from the Senate, the previous question. mit not only that this report is erroneous, but
by Mr. Gorham, its Secretary, notifying the Mr. TRIMBLE, of Kentucky., I hope the that it is directly at war with the position taken
House that that body had agreed to the amend gentleman will consent that I shall have an by the committee itself. I put the decision of
ment of the House to Senate bill No. 450, opportunity to express my views ou this quescommittee to-day against the decision of the relative to filing reports of railroad companies. tion. I have not troubled the House often. committee three months ago. Here is the
It further announced that the Senate had Mr. ELDRIDGE. The gentleman from law, the disfranchising act of March 1, 1862:
passed bills of the following titles; in which Kentucky will be satisfied with thirty minutes. An act to amend section one, article three, chapter the concurrence of the House was requested:
The SPEAKER. It is proposed by the gen. thirty-two, title Elections," of the Revised
An act (S. No. 175) for the relief of Joseph tleman from Illinois, (Mr. Cook,] as the Chair
McGhee Cameron and Mary Jane Cameron. understands, that the discussion shall continue, wealth of Kentucky, That hereafter, so long as there
minor children of La Fayette Cameron, de but that by unanimous consent the previous are two distinct political parties in this Common ceased;
question shall be understood to be seconded at Wealth, the sheriil judges, and clerk of election, in
An act (S. No. 232) for the relief of Henri. the close of this day's session,
Will that require the constitution and laws of Kentucky, shall be so se An act (S. No. 238) granting a pension to gentleman from Kentucky to make his speech lected and appointed as that one of the judges at each Carrie E. Burdett;
An act (S. No. 434) for the relief of Eliz The SPEAKER. It will.
Mr. BECK. I desire to know if the House tions: Provided, That there be a su thicient number of the members of each political party resident in An act (S. No. 456) for the relief of Syl- | will grant me leave to publish my views on this the several precincts as aforesaid to fill said offices. vester Nugent;
case ? And this requirement shall be observed by all otlicers of this Commonwealth who have the power to ap
An act (S. No. 457) granting a pension to There was no objection, and the leave was point any of the aforesaid officers of election, under Elizabeth J. Miller, widow of General John | granted. the penalty of fine of $100 for each omission, to be re Miller;
Mr. TRIMBLE, of Kentucky. After a sescovered by presentment of the grand jury.
An act (S. No. 494) granting a pension to sion of five hours I do not feel like inflicting MARCH 15, 1862.
Elizabeth Steepleton, widow of Harrison W. on the House a speech at this time. I would An act to amend an act entitled "An act to amend Steepleton, deceased;
like to have time on Monday morning. section one, article three, chapter thirty-two, titlo
An act (S. No. 495) for the relief of Henry Mr. COOK. I have promised part of my time * Election,'of the Revised Statutes," approved Feb Reens;
to the ge eman's colleague, [Mr. Adams.] ruary 11, 1858.
An act (S. No. 496) granting a pension to Mr. TRIMBLE, of Kentucky. By general SECTION 1. That in construing the act approved February 11, 1838, to which this is an amendment, Riley H. Smith;
consent there will still be an opportunity to those who have engaged in the rebellion for the over An act (S. No. 497) for the relief of Cath have the vote taken on this question before the throw of the Government, or who have in any way arine Wands;
tax bill comes up. aided, counseled, or advised the separation of Kentucky from the Federal Union by force of arms, or An act (5. No. 498) granting a pension to
Mr. JONES. I would like to ask the gen. adhered to those engaged in the effort to separate Anna M. Howard;
tleman from Illinois what pressing necessity her from the Federal Union by force of arms, shall An act (S. No. 499) granting a pension to there is to demand the previous question this not be deened one of the political parties in this Commonwealth within the provisions of the act to
the widow and child of Martin Whitt, deceased; || day on this case? It has occupied the comwhich this is an amendment.
An act (S. No. 500) granting a pension to mittee for four or five months, and now we have SEC. 2. This act to take effect from and after its Lucinda R. Johnson;
had but two hours, discussion upon it. There Passage,
An act (S. No. 501) granting a pension to are other gentlemen here from Kentucky who There the committee stopped. They knew Harriet W. Pond;
would like to say a word on this case. Do other law, or for reasons satisfactory to them. An act (S. No. 516) granting a pension to
Mr. MULLINS. And Tennessee wants to selves they saw fit to cite no other law. I pro Julia Whistler;
say something. pose to read another law, passed December An act (S. No. 517) granting a pension to Mr. JONES. It is a great question affect. 14, 1865, by the Kentucky Legislature: the widow and children of Henry Brown; ing the sovereignty of the States, and I say it is "That the act entitled 'An act to amend the fifteenth An act (S. No. 518) granting a pension to unfair, improper, and unmanly to demand the chapter of the Revised Statutes entitled .citizens, expatriation, and aliens" passed March 11, 1862, be,
the widow and child of John P. Fetty ; previous question on it. [Cries of “Order!" and the sanie is hereby, repealed; and all persons
An act (S. No. 519) granting a pension to
4. Order!") who may have lost any constitutional, legal, or other Mrs. Emma M. Moore;
Mr. COOK. The tax bill comes up on Monright or privilege by the operation of said act shall be, and are hereby, restored to the full and free uso
An act (S. No. 520) granting a pension to day. and enjoyment of the same, as completely as if said Martha Stout;
Mr. ROBINSON. I move that the House act had never been passed.
An act (S. No. 521) granting a pension to adjourn; and on that motion I demand the **Sec. 2. And be it further enacted. That this act shall be in force from its passage, and may be plead in bar
the children of William M. Wooten, deceased; yeas and nays. of any prosecution or any indictment or other penal
An act (S. No. 545) granting a pension to Mr. UPSON. I rise to a question of order. proceedings growing out of said act. Hannah Cook;
Has there been any action in the House since Again, I refer to an act passed January 13, An act (S. No. 546) for the relief of Jane a motion to adjourn was voted down? 1866, entitled “An act to pardon all persons M. Murray ;
The SPEAKER. That motion was with: who have heretofore committed the crime of An act (s. No. 547) granting a pension to drawn. treason against this Commonwealth :" John Sheets;
Mr. ROBINSON. I withdraw the motion. "Whereas the power to pardon persons who have
An act (S. No. 548) granting a pension to Mr. ELDRIDGE. Will not the gentleman comunitted treason against this Commonweath is, by the constitution, rested solely in the General Assem
Amanda Stackhouse and children of Parkes from Illinois consent that the gentleman from bly thereof: Therefore, J. Stackhouse, deceased ; and
Kentucky [Mr. T'RIMBLE] shall speak for thirty Beitenacted by the General Assembly of the Common
An act (S. No. 549) granting increase of minutes on Monday morning? There is no wealth of Kentucky, That all persons who have at any pension to Catharine Eckhardt.
disposition to occupy the time of the House. 40TH CONG. 2D SESS.-No. 210.
day twelve Rolbikson. I move that the House
business is being transacted, being highly privi suhr. ROBINSON.
Mr. COOK. I want to say to the gentleman was any objection, and hearing none, said that and also moved that the motion to reconsider from Kentucky [Mr. TRIMBLE) that I have there was no objection.
be laid on the table. already promised thirty minutes of my closing Mr. SPALDING. I certainly objected. The latter motion was agreed to. hour to his colleague, Mr. Adams ;] and thirty The SPEAKER. The Chair heard the gen. minutes ought to be reserved for those who
ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN. shall defend the other side of the proposition.
tleman make an objection after the announce-
Mr. BLAINE, by unanimous consent, subThat seems to me to be right and reasonable. Mr. SPALDING. I certainly objected before
mitted the following resolution; which was Jir. ELDRIDGE. I understand a propo any announcement was made.
read, considered, and agreed to: sition to have been made that Judge TRIMBLE Nr. GARFIELD. I was listening for objec.
Resolved. That the Committee on Appropriations may go on to-night for thirty minutes. Now I tions and I heard none.
is bereby directed to include in the deficiency bill
e provision fixing the salary of the Assistant Librapropose that by unanimous consent he shall be Mr. SPALDING. I say I did object. rian in charge of the Hall Library the same as tbat allowed thirty minutes on Monday morning, The SPEAKER. If the gentleman states
paid to the file, printing, and onrolling clerks. not to come out of the hour of the gentleman that he made his objection in time, before the
Mr. BLAINE moved to reconsider tlie vote from Illinois ; and that then the previous ques. Chair made the announcement, of course the
by which the resolution was adopted; and also tion shall be considered as seconded, Chair will entertain the objection.
moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on Mr. COOK. I am perfectly willing that the Mr. SPALDING. I certainly did object,
the table. gentleman from Kentucky shall have any time both before and after the announcement.
The latter motion was agreed to. that the House will allow him, if it is not to The SPEAKER. Then objection being
PENSION BILLS REFERRED. come out of my time. made, the hour of meeting on Monday will be
The following pension bills from the Senate Mr. GARFIELD. Will it be understood, ll twelve o'clock m.
were, by unanimous consent, taken from the then, that at the end of Judge TRIMBLE's thirty
Speaker's table, severally read a first and secminutes the previons question will operate? now adjourn.
ond time, and referred to the Committee on Mr. ELDRIDGE. That is understood.
Mr. GARFIELD. Is it in order to move Invalid Pensions: The SPEAKER. The Chair will state to that the House now take a recess until eleven
An act (S. No. 175) for the relief of Joseph the House the condition of business, which, of o'clock Monday morning?
McGhee Cameron and Mary Jane Cameron, course, accumulates toward the close of the
The SPEAKER. The gentleman from New minor children of La Fayette Cameron, desession. After the morning hour on Monday
York [Mr. Robinson] bas moved that the ceased; the first business in order will be the consid
House now adjourn, and the motion to adjourn An act (S. No. 232) for the relief of Henrieration of the motion to reconsider the vote
takes precedence of the motion to take a recess. etta Nolles; rejecting the report of the committee of con.
Should the motion to adjourn be withdrawn or An act (S. No. 238) granting a pension to ference on the bill removing political disabili.
voted down, then a motion for a recess would Carrie E. Burdett; ties. That, unlike other business, can be taken be in order
An act (S. No. 434) for the relief of Eliz: up and acted on at any time, whatever else may Mr. GARFIELD. I ask the gentleman to abeth Barker, widow of Alexander Barker, be before the House. It is the only character withdraw his motion to adjourn, so that I may deceased; of business that can be taken up when other submit a motion for a receşs.
An act (S. No. 456) for the relief of Syl
I will withdraw the vester Nugent; leged. The motion to reconsider will come up motion to adjourn.
An act (S. No. 457) granting a pension to immediately after the morning hour. When
Mr. GARFIELD. I now move that the Elizabeth J, Miller, widow of General John that shall have been disposed of, if the preHouse take a recess until eleven o'clock on
Miller; vious question should not be operating at the
Monday morning, with the understanding that An act (S. No. 494) granting a pension to adjournment to-night, this election case will
after this case has been resumed for a balf an Elizabeth Steepleton, widow of Harrison W. then be resumed; but if the Committee of
hour the previous question shall be considered | Steepleton, deceased; Ways and Means should demand the floor, as ordered.
An act (S. No. 495) for the relief of Henry they will be entitled to it under the order of
Mr. FARNSWORTH. I desire to ask a
Reens; the House. parliamentary question of the Chair.
An act (S. No. 496) granting a pension to Mr. SCHENCK. I ask unanimous consent
The SPEAKER. No debate is in order, | Riley H. Smith; that the morning hour of Monday be dispensed | but the Chair will answer a parliamentary An act (S. No. 497) for the relief of Cathwith. question.
arine Wands; Mr. HARDING. I ohject.
Mr. FARNSWORTH. If the House shall An act (S.' No. 498) granting a pension to Mr. GARFIELD. I ask unanimous con:
take a recess until eleven o'clock on Monday Anna M. Howard ; sent that the hour of meeting Monday be eleven morning, will any business set down for con An act (S. No. 499) granting a pension to o'clock a. m. instead of twelve o'clock.
sideration on Monday come up before twelve the widow and child of Martin Whitt, deceased; The SPEAKER. That would require unan. o'clock?
An act (S. No. 500) granting a pension to imous consent. Is there any objection?
The SPEAKER. It will not.
Lucinda R. Johnson; Mr. GARFIELD. I hope there will be no
Mr. FARNSWORTH. Then what will be An act (S. No. 501) granting a pension to objection.
the advantage of taking a recess until that Harriet W. Pond; The SPEAKER. The Chair hears no ob. time?
An act (S. No. 516) granting a pension to jection, and that will be the order.
The SPEAKER. The session of to-day, Julia Whistler; Mr. SPALDING. I object.
and the consideration of the business pending An act (S. No. 517) granting a pension to Mr. KELSEY. I object.
at the time the recess is taken will be resumed the widow and children of Henry Brown; Several MEMBERS. The objection is too
at eleven o'clock and continued until twelve An act (S. No. 518) granting a pension to late.
o'clock, when the session of Monday will begin. || the widow and child of John P. Fetiy; Mr. HARDING. I will withdraw my objec
Mr. FARNSWORTH. I have no objection An act (S. No, 519) granting a pension to tion to dispensing with the morning hour of to that.
Mrs. Emma M. Moore; Monday.
The question was then taken on the motion Mr. ASHLEY, of Nevada. I renew the
An act (S. No. 520) granting a pension to of Mr. GARFIELD for a recess until eleven Martha Stout; objection.
o'clock a. m. on Monday next; aud upon a The SPEAKER. Objection being made,
An act (S. No. 521) granting a pension to division there were-ayes 84, noes 15.
the children of William M. Wooten, deceased; the morning hour of Monday will not be dis
So the motion was agreed to; and accord An act (S. No. 545) granting a pensiou to
ingly (at five o'clock and five minutes p. m.) Hannah Cook ; Mr. PRUYN. I ask unanimous consent
the House took a recess until eleven o'clock that the House meet at half past six o'clock
An act (S. No. 546) for the relief of Jane a. m. on Monday next.
M. Murray; Monday morning and adjourn for the day at eleven o'clock.
An act (S. No. 547) granting a pension to Mr. BLAINE. The gentleman can come
AFTER THE RECESS. here as early as he pleases. The House at eleven o'clock a. m.
An act (S. No. 548) granting a pension to The SPEAKER. The gentleman from New
[Monday, Amanda Stackhouse and children of Parkes
June 22, 1868] resumed its session of SaturYork (Mr. PRUYN] asks unanimous consent
J. Stackhouse, deceased ; and that the House meet at half past six o'clock
An act (S. No. 549) granting increase of
DAVID VAN NORDSTRAND. on Monday morning, and adjourn for the day
pension to Catharine Eckhardt. at eleven o'clock. Is there objection? The SPEAKER, by unanimous consent,
PRINTING OF INTERNAL TAX BILL. Objection was made by several members. took from the Speaker's table the amendment The SPEAKER. Then the hour of meeting of the Senate to House bill No. 456, granting ing, reported the following resolution ; whicla
Mr. CAKE, from the Committee on Printwill be eleven o'clock.
a pension to David Van Nordstrand. Mr. SPALDING. How can that be? The amendment of the Senate provided that
was read, considered, and agreed to: The SPEAKER. The gentleman's colthe pension should commence on the “59th of
Resolved. That one thousand extra copies of the
bill revising the internal tax on whisky and tobacco, league [Mr. GARFIELD] asked unanimous con October, 1864," instead of “from and after &c., be printed for the use of the House. sent that the hour of meeting on Monday next the passage of this act."
ELECTION CONTEST-V'KEE vs. YOUNG. be eleven o'clock.
The amendment was concurred in.
The House resumed the consideration of the The SPEAKER The Chair asked if there ll by which the amendment was concurred in; l in the ninth congressional district of Kentucky,
contested-election case of McKee os. Young,
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. Mr. TRIMBLE, of Kentucky, being entitled to the floor.
Monday, June 22, 1868.
Mr. WILSON, from the Committee on MiliMr. COOK. I deem it proper that I should Prayer by Rev. A. D. GILLETTE, D. D.
tary Affairs and the Militia, to whom was call the attention of the House to a section of
On motion of Mr. MORTON, and by unani
referred the resolution (S. R. No. 151) to drop an act passed on the 2d day of March, 1867,
from the rolls of the Army certain officers ab. and to say that the section being incorporated Saturday last was dispensed with. mous consent, the reading of the Journal of
sent without authority from their commands, in an act having no relation to the general sub
reported it without amendment.
IIOUSE BILLS REFERRED. jeet of legislative declarations on the subject
He also, from the same committee, to whom of secession and rebellion had escaped my
The bill (H. R. No. 1035) authorizing the was referred the joint resolution (s. R. No. notice, and so far as I know the notice of mem
Manufacturers' National Bank of New York | 149) authorizing the sale of damaged or userbers of the committee. I deem it but fair and
to change its location, and the bill (H. R. No. || viceable arms, ordnance, and ordnance stores, just, therefore, to call the attention of the
1282) authorizing certain banks named therein reported it without amendment. House to that section. It is as follows: to change their names, were severally read
SITE OF FORT COVINGTON. "SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That section one
twice by their titles, and referred to the Comof the act entitled "An act to increase the pay of soldiers in the United States Army, and for other pur. mittee on Finance.
Mr. WILSON. I am directed by the Com
mittee on Military Affairs and the Militia, to poses," approved June 20, 1864, be, and the same is
PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS. hereby, continued in full force and effect for three
whom was referred the joint resolution (H. R. years from and after the close of the rebellion, as an The PRESIDENT pro tempore presented No. 264) to provide for the sale of the site of nounced by the President of the United States by proclamation bearing date the 20th day of August,
resolutions adopted at a meeting of the Na Fort Covington, in the State of Maryland, to
tional Typographical Union, held at Washing report it back without amendment and recomI was not aware that there was any statute ton, District of Columbia, June 3, 1868, in favor mend its passage. It is a joint resolution conwhich gave any legislative declaration about of the passage of a law making eight hours a taining but one section, and, if there is no the close of the rebellion. This section being | legal day's work; which were ordered to lie on objection, I should like to put it on its passage. incorporated in an appropriation bill escaped the table.
By unanimous consent, the Senate, as in He also presented resolutions adopted at a Committee of the Whole, proceeded to con Mr. TRIMBLE, of Kentucky, addressed the meeting of the National Typographical Union, 1 sider the joint resolution. "It authorizes the House. [See Appendix.] Before concluding, held in Washington city, June 4, 1868, against Secretary of War to sell in entirety or by subhe said: I believe, Mr. Speaker, I have three the passage of an international copyright law; divisions, at public auction to the highest bid. minutes of my time remaining, and I will yield || which were referred to the Committee on the der, after thirty days' notice in three daily them to my colleague, [Mr. Beck.] Library.
newspapers in the city of Baltimore, one of Mr. BECK. I wish to state two facts, but I
Mr. RAMSEY presented a petition of citi which newspapers shall be published in the do not think I can do it in three minutes. zens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, asking || German language, a certain tract of land be.
The SPEAKER. The session of Saturday that the soldiers of the war of 1812 and the longing to the United States, situated within will expire at twelve o'clock m. and then the widows of deceased soldiers be placed on the the limits of that city, on the Patapsco river, business of the morning hour of Monday will | pension-roll; which was referred to the Com. Maryland, known as the site of Fort Covingbegin. inittee on Pensions.
ton, containing about two and three quarters Mr. BECK. I will wait and get ten minutes
Mr. WILLEY presented the petition of acres, more or less, with all the tenements, of the time of my colleague, [Mr. Adams.]
James C. White, of Portsmouth, Virginia, rights, and privileges pertaining thereto; and Mr. ELDRIDGE. I suggest that the gen.
praying a removal of the civil disabilities im. the proceeds of the sale are to be paid into the tleman from Kentucky [Mr. Beck] have the posed on him by acts of Congress; which was Treasury of the United States. three minutes given to him by his colleague referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. WILSON. I will simply state that the [Mr. TRIMBLE] when the debate is resumed, Mr. YATES presented a memorial of set joint resolution bas the approval of the War and that only seven minutes be deducted from tlers on Cherokee neutral lands, asking that Department, and is recommended by the the time of his other colleague, (Mr. Adams.] they may purchase their homes at $1 25 per | Department.
There was no objection, and it was ordered acre, and protesting against the granting of The joint resolution was reported to the accordingly.
large tracts to railroads; which was referred Senate without amendment, ordered to a third Mr. COOK. I now demand the previous to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
reading, read the third time, and passed. question, and will let the subject go over in Mr. HOWE presented the memorial of G.
AMERICAN CITIZENS ABROAD. Mr. BOUTWELL moved that the House toms of the port of Milwaukee remonstrating Mr. CONNESS. I offer the following resadjourn.
olution : against an American register being granted to The motion was agreed to; and thereupon
the schooner Victoria, a Canadian-built vessel; Resolved, That the Committee on Foreign Rela(at twelve o'clock m.) the House adjourned. which was referred to the Committee on Com:
tions be discharged from the further consideration
of the bill (H.R. No. 768) concerning the rights of merce.
American citizens in foreign States.
Mr. SUMNER. I object to its considera-
tion to-day. The following petitions, &c., were presented
First Church there, and several other persons, The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Objection under the rule, and referred to the appropriate | leading members of that society, in which they being made, the resolution must lie over under
set forth that they have ordered from England l the rules. By the SPEAKER: The petition of Mrs. painted glass windows to be used in their new
Mr. CONNESS. I give notice that to mor. Mary Tiffany, of Schenectady, New York, for church which they are now building, valued at row I will ask the Senate to consider this resrelief. from ten to fifteen thousand dollars, and which
olution, and at the same time submit some Also, the petition of citizens of Fayette, are expected to arrive in this country about the
remarks in connection therewith. Blanco, and Kerr counties, for. a division of
1st of October next. They state that it was
ELIZABETH CARSON. Also, remonstrance of John Beeson, against | first-class work of this character in the United Mr. WILLEY. I move to take up for conpayment of any money to speculators in
States; and believing that the undertaking will sideration Senate bill No. 536,
tend to raise the standard of taste in matters The motion was agreed to; and the bill (8. Also, a remonstrance of Howard Wiswall, of art, and will facilitate and improve manu No. 536) for the relief of Elizabeth Carson of Washington, North Carolina, against being factures of that character in the United States was read the second time, and considered as in included in the act relieving from disabilities,
as being the most considerable attempt yet Committee of the Whole. By its terms the as he had never been disloyal to the Govern
made to supply good models; and also in con Secretary of the Treasury is to pay to Elizament of the United States.
sideration of the expense of the enterprise, ) beth Carson, of Bourbon county, Kentucky, By Mr. BANKS: A memorial of the mechan. they respectfully ask ihe remission of the duties the sum of $2,630 40, in full satisfaction for ics employed in the navy-yard at Washington,
on this glass. I move the reference of this subsistence, use of jail, fuel, fire, care, and District of Columbia, praying that they may be petition to the Committee on Finance. attention furnished by her to conscripts, desert. included in the list of employés of the Govern.
The motion was agreed to.
ers, and rebel prisoners confined in the jail of ment to whom an increase of twenty per cent.
Mr. SUMNER. I have received, and been
Bourbon county, Kentucky, by the military on their pay may be given.
asked to present what is entitled "a memorial" authorities of the United States in the years Also, a memorial of John Beeson, praying from William Cornell Jewett, in which he asks 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865. for the abolishment of the Indian Bureau, and Congress to establish a Government bank, and
Mr. EDMUNDS. What committee reported the establishment in the place thereof of an through that a financial policy, under which,
that bill? Indian department of the Government, for the according to the statement of his petition, the Mr. DAVIS. I ask for the reading of the purpose of better protection of the Indian tribes national debt will be consolidated, its redemp- report of the Committee on Claims. from unjust treatment, together with a proposed tion provided for without any tax upon the peo
The Chief Clerk read the following report, system for the better government of the In- | ple or the future care of Congress, and the made by Mr. WILLEY on the 12th instant
national honor protected. I move the refer The Committee on Claims, to whom was referred By Mr. LYNCH: The petition of James ence of this memorial to the Committee on the petition of Elizabeth Carson, praying compendiu
tion for subsistence furnished to prisoners contined Murphy, of Maine, asking compensation for Finance.
in the Bourbon county jail, in Kentucky, by order of time unjustly detained as a deserter.
The motion was agreed to.
the military authorities of the United States, from
August, 1862, to the latter part of 1865, having con The PRESIDENT pro tempore. There is a sidered the same, beg leave to report:
been taken, or by any vote that has been given, That Mrs. Carson is a wirlo, residing in Bourbon quorum present.
or by any production of the country, thai Col. county, in the State of hentucky, and was from
Mr. CONNESS. I ask that the vote be taken orado bas even that amount of population. August, 1862, to the latter part of the year 1865, the over again.
Then they come here with a constitution mada keeper of the jail in said county; that during that time the military authorities of the United States
The question being again put, there were, by a mob, or not made under any authority of then stationed in said county took control of said jail on a division-ayes 21, noes S.
law, either of Congress or the Territory, and as a military prison and compelled her to furnish So the motion was agred to; and the Sen ask us to adopt it and accept it, and receive snbsistence for conscripts and for deserters from the United States Army and prisoners taken from the
ate, as in Committee of the whole, proceeded men from them as Senators and Representa: rebel forces; that during said time she furnished
to consider the bill (S. No. 11) to admit the tives. subsistence, amounting in all to four thousand three State of Colorado into the Union.
Mr. President, in relation to these vast Terhundred and eighty-four days' subsistence, for prisoners placed in said jail by suid military authorities;
The preamble recites that on the 21st of ritories in the West, we ought to have some tbat said authorities never paid a cent therefor; that
March, 1864, Congress passed an act to enable order, some system or rule, by which we shall said petitioner kept an accurate account of the num the people of Colorado to form a constitution admit one and all when they have arrived at ber of days'subsistence thus furnished, which is filed with her petition, with evidence of the justice and
and State government, and offered to admit their proper stature and growth. I am utterly truth thereof; that she also claims compensation for
that State, when so formed, into the Union opposed to admitting any State until it has at fire furnished in the prison for a portion of said tiine, upon compliance with certain conditions therein least a population sufficient for one Representand also for fuel furnished to the guards around the jail, and also for rent for said jail; and her charges
specified; that it appears by a message of the ative in the House of Representatives. To for subsistence are at the rates of seventy-five cents
President of the United States, dated January admit them before that time is to try a very per day, and for fire thirty-five cents per day, which -, 1866, that the said people have adopted a poor experiment, in my judgment. It imposes were the rates allowed by law in tbat jail for keep
constitution which, upon due examination, is ing persons confined therein under the civil law.
a heavy expense upon the people without adeHer total claim thus made out amounts to the sum
found to conform to the provisions and com quate compensation, and it is unfair to the rest of $4,618 70.
ply with the conditions of that act, and to be of the Union. Upon examination of the facts, and upon consid
republican in its form of government, and that eration of the case, the committee are of opinion
I know it is claimed here that this Territory to allow her sixty, cents for each day's subsistence,
they now ask for admission into the Union. within the last year or two has increased rapmaking the sum $2,630 40, in full discharge of her The bill therefore proceeds to enact that the idly in population; but if gentlemen will take account. Accordingly they report the accompanying constitution and State government which the bill.
out that kind of population that has been drawo people of Colorado have formed for themselves tbere temporarily in consequence of the conThe bill was reported to the Senate, ordered
be accepted, ratified, and confirmed ; and 10 struction of a railroad across the State they to be engrossed for a third reading, read the
declare the State of Colorado to be one of the will find that the actual population has pos. third time, and passed.
United States of America, which is admitted sibly been diminished. There is no evidence
into the Union upon an equal footing with the of an increase. As I understand, it is not
original States in all respects whatsoever. A message from the House of Representa
much of an agricultural country; its great
The second section declares Colorado to be tives, by Mr. McPherson, its Clerk, announced
attraction has been as a gold-mining country, that the House had concurred in the amend
entitled to all the rights, privileges, grants, and and the yield of gold has been steadily decreasments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. No.
immunities, and to be subject to all the condi ing from year to year. Let me call the atten
tions and restrictions of an act entitled "An 455) granting a pension to David Van Nord
tion of the Senate to this great decrease. strand.
act to enable the people of Colorado to form a Mr. NYE. What document does the Sen.
constitution and State government, and for the ENROLLED BILLS SIGNED.
ator propose to read from? admission of such State into the Union on an
Mr. MORRILL, of Vermont. A document The message also announced that the Speaker equal footing with the original States,'' apof the House bad signed the following enrolled
that appears to come from an honest man, who proved March 21, 1864.
is willing to tell the truth about Colorado, as bills and joint resolution; and they were there The third section provides that the act shall
I wish that others would be, and no doubt they upon signed by the President pro tempore of take effect with the fundamental and perpetual are. But, sir, I will not read from it; I will the Senate;
condition that within the State of Colorado A bill (S. No. 450) relative to filing reports
make a statement without going into details
. there shall be no abridgment or denial of the
The fact is, according to the reports on finance, of railroad companies; exercise of the elective franchise or of any
that whereas the Territory as long ago as 1862 A bill (S. No. 426) for the relief of Thomas other right to any person by reason of race or
and 1863 produced something like two million Crossley;
color, (excepting Indians not taxed ;) and A biil' (S. No. 184) granting a pension to neither this condition nor the laws of Congress | ily decreasing; so that in 1866 it produced in
and a half or more of gold, it has been steadMrs. Ann Corcoran; and securing such equality of rights now in force
value but little over a million, and in 1867 less A joint resolution (S. R. No, 134) authorizing in the Territory of Colorado shall be abrogated than a million dollars. a change of mail service between Fort Aber or set aside, anything in the constitution or
I know that it is claimed that the amount of crombie and Helena. laws of that State to the contrary notwithstand
internal revenue tax has increased, showing THANKS TO SECRETARY STANTON. ing, the right to require and entorce a com
that the population must have increased; but pliance with and obedience to this condition Mr. EDMUNDS submitted the following res
I have a statement here from a gentleman of being reserved to Congress. olution ; wbich was considered by unanimous The Committee on Territories propose to
that Territory, by the name of Teller, which
shows that the chief amount of increase was consent, and agreed to: amend the bill by adding as a new section:
derived from the importation of whisky in Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate com
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall be muoicate to Hon. Edwin M. Stanton the concurthe duty of the acting Governor of the Territory of
bond, and that one party alone paid something rent resolution of the two Houses, signed by the Pre
Colorado, as soon as practicable after the passage of like thirty thousand dollars of taxes on that, siding Officers thereof, presenting to bim the thanks
this act, by proclamation, to call a general election and consequently there was an increase of of Congress for his eminent public services while
to choose members of the State Legislature and State Secretary for the Department of War. officers to fill the places of all whose terms of office
internal revenue of about three thousand dolshall have expired under said constitution. Said
lars. ADMISSION OF COLORADO.
I think these facts prove only that election shall be held, and the legal voters registered Colorado is a better place than some others to Mr. YATES. I move that the Senate pro under the laws now in force in said Territory. The
collect the tax on whisky. time for holding said election shall be fixed not more ceed to the consideration of Senate bill No. 11.
tban ninety days after the passage of this act, and But, Mr. President, as I said in the first
Let the title Mr. MORRILL, of Vermont.
the time for the meeting of the Legislature at the place, I am utterly opposed to having any of of the bill be read that we may know what capital of the Territory and the installation of the State officers shall be tixed, not more than thirty days
these Territories admitted until they have the it is.
after said election, by said proclamation. All the requisite population. If this bill provided The CHIEF CLERK. "A bill (S. No. 11) to officers so elected shall continue in otlice until the that a new census should be taken, and on its admit the State of Colorado into the Union.' commencement of the next constitutional term of their offices respectively: Provided, That before
being shown that Colorado had a sufficient Mr. MORRILL, of Vermont. I hope that
being, admitted to representation in Congress, the bill will not be taken up in the morning hour.
amount of population to entitle it to a RepreLegislature so elected and convened shall ratiły the sentative in the other House; that the people Mr. YATES. It will take but a few minutes. amendment to the Constitution of the United States Mr. MORRILL, of Maine. I desire to say known as the fourteenth article, and also the funda
should go on and make a constitution by & mental conditions herein imposed. And in case said to my friend from Illinois that at one o'clock
convention duly authorized by law, and then Legislature shall refuse to ratify said amendment to-day I shall ask the Senate to indulge me in and said conditions this act shall be null and void.
submit it to the popular vote, I should be will
. taking up the legislative appropriation bill. Mr. MORRILL, of Vermont. Mr. Presi
ing, should it be accepted by the people, to Mr. YATES. This will not interfere with dent, I do not know precisely what amend
vote for a bill admitting the State, but not
otherwise. I understand that this bill contemthat.
ments the Committee on Territories propose to | plates nothing of that character, Mr. MORRILL, of Maine. Very well. this bill; but I am very sure they cannot lick The question being put, there were, on a it into any shape that will command my vote.
Sir, look at these Territories. Many of them, division--ayes 15, noes 3; no quorum voting. I am utterly hostile to making little boys put
if they ever become peopled, ought to be Mr. YATES. I suppose it is necessary to
divided into several States. Some of them on men's clothes and men's hats before their ask for the yeas and nays. I wish to make time. The idea of erecting a State government | four large States; others may not ever become
contain territory suficient for two, three, or a statement to the Senate, and then I think
in a Territory that cannot possibly have over the Senator from Vermont will withdraw his | about thirty thousand inhabitants to me seems
populated so as to require to be cut up: Once
adinitted as States, however unwieldy in size, objection.
preposterous; and it is utterly impossible for Mr. CONNESS. I hope the Chair will put the gentlemen who represent the Committee on
they must forever so remain. Let us wait at the question again. Territories to show, by any census that has || sufficiently to know whether they are to become
least until they have developed the country
I popalania w
large and populous or not, and if they are Colorado the constitution was formed by a con: delicate expression, and one that conveys unlikely to become populous, we ought to move vention elected by the people, and then their doubtedly the full meaning of hatred to this with such rapidity as not to reserve the power work was submitted to the people, and by them proposition which the honorable Senator enterin our hands to divide them into States of ratified,
tains! Sir, I owe no apology to this Senate, proper dimensions. It may be that we ought Now, briefly, to show the resources of this and especially to the Senator from Vermont, ar the la to make out of some of them two, three, or Territory, and as an evidence of its population, that I stand here representing in part a new Ehepite
four States. This early, hasty action, pushed || I will refer to one item only, for I do not State. I come here as a representative of uns 20 B
on for no other conceivable motive than be. intend to occupy time in this discussion. The that State at the request of this Government.
cause a few very excellent gentlemen desire to last report of the Postmaster General shows When States were fulling out of this Union, Lion to get represent that country in Congress, is, it that the receipts of the Department from and it was necessary to put in braces, new
seems to me, utterly unstatesmanlike. We Colorado increased from $16,781 05 in 1864, States were invited to fill up the vacuum that
surely ought not to act upon any such ground at the time the enabling act was passed, to had so unnaturally occurred. To that invi7 they have seen or motive.
For one I hope that we shall $32,580 24 in 1867. The receipts of the Post tation Nevada listened in the hour of the Gov. groeit , iar
either set aside and postpone the whole mat Office Department have doubled since the popu ernment's necessities, not lier's; for it was at
ter, or else make out a plan, as was formerly lation of Colorado was shown to be over thirty a sacrifice to her own personal interests and Fedt for de rest
the custom of Congress, to authorize the peo four thousand. As compared with Nebraska, her own personal expenses that she took upon Represe33:15 ple of the Territories to meet together and Oregon, Nevada, Arkansas, and Florida, the
herself the burden of a State government at form & constitution in convention, properly receipts from Colorado were considerably the request of the honorable Senator from judgment
called, to have a census taken, and then pre- larger than the receipts from either of those Vermont, as he says himself. Therefore, I
sent the constitution here, and if everything States. From Nebraska the receipts were owe no apology for standing here in the sisterhe people in dit is waar :
shall be in fit shape and in the order that has $30,770 39; from Oregon, $28, 656 23; from hood of States as the representative of a State
with that utter contempt which the manner and Mr. CRAGIN. I desire to offer a few Mr. President, the Committee on Territories the language the honorable Senator from Verif guldal.
remarks in reply to the Senator from Vermont. have examined this question; they have be. mont has seen tit to use would indicate. She Being a member of the Committee on Terri come satisfied that the people of Colorado was invited at the same time. The good men tories, and having examined this question with almost unanimously desire admission; and of that State rallied to perform what the Gov. considerable care, I desire to state briefly the | they have reported this bill with amendments ernment requested. Sir, they were no mob.
reasons why I am in favor of the passage of practically resubmitting the question to the They were men who shared the honors and the leere is a this bill.
people; for if the Legislature which is to be defeats of this war, men who are scar-worn The Senator says that he is opposed to the elected under this bill shall refuse to accept now, and whose fidelity to this Union never clothing of young boys in the garments of men. the conditions and adopt the constitutional failed in the darkest hour of its necessity, men As a general principle, I should be opposed to amendment, then this act is to be null and whose character and reputation, both public that proceeding; but' the Senator from Ver void. The question of admission will enter and private, would not suffer in comparison mont probably will remember that in 1864, into the election, which will result from this with those of any Senator on this floor. Therewhen he was a member of the House of Rep bill, of members of the Legislature.
fore, I insist upon it, whatever the honorable resentatives, Congress passed enabling acts I hope, therefore, that this bill will be passed, Senator's objection may be to the passage of authorizing Colorado, Nebraska, and Nevada and that we may admit this Territory. After this bill, that he was not at liberty to treat those to form State constitutions preparatory to ad this is done, I shall be ready to join with the who shared in this effort with that apparent mission into the Union,
Senator from Vermont, whenever any other contempt which his language would indicate. Mr. MORRILL, of Vermont. And the Territories come here, and require that they But, sir, let us go a little further. I know people of Colorado acted under that and re shall have a population equal to the population something of the West and of the necessities jected it.
required for a member of Congress in the old of the western States and Territories. lassert Mr. CRAGIN. And, Mr. President, 80 States. But under the circumstances, that here that any man who will sit carefully down desirous was Congress at that time for the enabling act having been passed inviting this and read the act organizing one of these Terriadmission of these Territories that there were Territory with Nevada and Nebraska to come tories will find that it is not broad enough nor not men enough opposed to the proposition in into the Union, and the people having accepted deep enough nor wide enough to protect the either branch of Congress to call for the yeas it, I think the plighted faith of this nation is interests of a mighty growing people like that and
nays. The enabling acts passed without | pledged practically to their admission. of Colorado or Nevada, with the new interests a division in both branches of Congress, and Mr. MORRILL, of Vermont. Will the Sen which those enactments did not contemplate ; Nebraska and Nevada have been admitted ator from New Hampshire allow me to ask and therefore, as a matter of protection, they under those acts with as great irregularities in him a question ?
require a State government. "Sir, I have not the formation of their coustitutions as in the Mr. CRAGIN. Certainly.
yet reached that point that I despise the day case of Colorado.
Mr. MORRILL, of Vermont. Did not the of small things. The growth of Nevada or Colorado, by the census of 1860, had a pop people of Colorado, when they were called the growth of Colorado will not be like the ulation of over thirty-fourthousand inhabitants, upon to vote under that authorization of Con
growth of Vermont by any means. Vermont more than either of the other Territories which gress, reject the constitution that was franied ?
has been growing for a century, and she is not have since been admitted into the Union; and Mr. CRAGIN. At the first trial they did overgrown yet, but these Territories and these to-day I believe as much as believe that I am reject it, and then afterward another constitu States leap at once, by the indisputable power standing in this Chamber that Colorado has tion was formed and submitted to the people, of the rush of emigration, into manhood. The more inhabitants than either Nebraska or Ne. and they adopted it.
broad fields of the West for pastoral and agrivada has, certainly more than Nebraska had Mr. MORRILL, of Vermont. Was it made cultural purposes invite emigration, and to-day at the time she was admitted into the Union, | by any legal, authorized authority? Was it more bushels of grain are grown in Colorado and recent votes demonstrate my position. not made by a convention of the people? in than in Vermont. Vermont is a purchaser of The last vote in Colorado, last fall, was 9,349. other words, it might as well be called a mob, Colorado, lo addition to her precious metals The vote in Nebraska just prior to her admis. so far as any legal authority is concerned. Colorado has far more invitirg fields, her acres sion, on the question of the election of a mem
Mr. CRAGIN. It was made by a conven are broader and deeper; and therefore the ber of Congress, was only 8,041; and the last tion elected by the people.
growth of Vermont furnishes no parallel bý election in Nevada for member of Congress
Mr. MORRILL, of Vermont. But not au which the honorable Senator can judge of
10-day upon the plains in a newly-organized Now, Mr. President, if there was any reason
Mr. CRAGIN. I would suggest to the Sen. Territory, and it equals any city almost in the in 1864 why this Territory, in conjunction with
ator that the constitution of Nebraska was State of Vermont. In point of population Nebraska and Nevada, should be admitted into made by the territorial Legislature and sub Cheyenne to-day will equal, and more than the Union as a State, that reason exists now, mitted to the people.
equal, Burlington or Bennington, or any of and exists with stronger force, for Colorado Mr. MORRILL, of Vermont.
I am now
those towns. Vermont's most energetic sons, since that day has been developed in her talking about this one.
save the honorable Senator himself, are going resources, her population has increased, and
Mr. NYE. I should like to ask the honor there, and they will be Vermonters there. she is better prepared to assume the responsi
ahle Senator from Vermont if that makes any But, sir, I have heard whispers here of a bilities of a State, and more entitled to be difference? Does the Constitution prescribe growing jealousy of the West, and it all comes The Senator from Vermont says that her
any manner in which a State shall make its from one direction. I share in none of these
constitution ? It ought to be the will of the prejudices. I appeal to Senators on this floor; constitution was made by a mob. I do not know to what he refers. I know the constitupeople; that is all that is required.
I appeal to the Senators from Massachusetts tion was formed, submitted to the people,
Now, Mr. President, I desire to say a word and the Senators from New York, if my vote
has ever been cast up on any such ground of Poted upon, and'a majority of those voling from Vermont so fiercely attacks the conclu jealousy of the East. No, sir; our growth Foted for its adoption. In Nebraska the Legis / sions to which the committee have come, and lature formed the constitution and submitted
is the growth of the East. In the State of treats them as of so little consequence to him Nevada will be found Massachusetts' most it to the people, and it was ratified, aod we accepted it here and admitted the State.
that he says it is impossible to lick theäthing enterprising sons; and they bring with them Ip into shape so that he can lick it after us-a their institutions and the love for them that