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have not to-day afloat an American steamer ment for the year ending June 30, 1869, and tives, by Mr. McPherson, its Clerk, announced that carries our mail. Sir, I want not only to for other purposes;
that the House had passed the following bill see individuals but our property and our mails A bill (S. No.567) relating to the Freedmen's and joint resolution, in which it requested the under the protection of our own flag.
Bureau and providing for its discontinuance; concurrence of the Senate:
A bill (H. R. No. 1420) directing the ComMr. SHERMAN. I wish to call up a priv A bill (H. R. No. 605) making appropriations | missioner of Pensions to proceed to hear eviileged motion which is lying on the table-the for the legislative, executive, and judicial ex dence and determine the right of W. H. Cox, resolution fixing the time of adjournment. penses of the Government for the year ending | deceased, late a sergeant in company F, secSeveral SENATORS. Not now.
the 30th of June, 1869, and for other purposes. ond regiment Pennsylvania artillery, to a penMr. SUMNER. Not to-day. Mr. SHERMAN. I think we ought to fix
WEST POINT AND CORNWALL ROAD.
sion in the same manner as if he was still living,
he having died of disease contracted while a the time. The state of business is such that I
Mr. WILSON. I am directed by the Com.
prisoner of war at Andersonville, Georgia, think we can do it now. mittee on Military Affairs and the Militia, to
and if found to be entitled to a pension, then The PRESIDENT pro tempore. That res
whom was referred the bill (H. R. N.o. 761) to olution can only be taken up at this time by construct a wagon-road from West Point to
the same from the time of his discharge till common consent.
death to be paid over to his father, Charles I do not know that it has Cornwall Landing, all in the county of Orange,
D. Cox; and any privilege over any other question. State of New York, to report it back without
A joint resolution (H. R. No. 296) giving Mr. SHËRMAN. I move to suspend all amendment. This is a bill of only ten lines,
the assent of the United States to the conother business for the purpose of taking it up. which passed the Senate on a former occasion,
stru cion of certain wharves in the harbor of
Oswego, New York.
INDIAN APPROPRIATION BILL. Senator had the floor.
ered as in Committee of the Whole. It pro The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, Mr. HOWE. I think I must call for the poses to direct the superintendent of the Nili proceeded to consider the bill (H. R. No. 1073) order of the day. I do not see that it is likely tary Academy at West Point to use the labor making appropriations for the current and to have a vote on the bill which was called up
in the employ of the United States Govern contingent expenses, of the Indian departby the Senator from Kansas.
ment at that post, when not otherwise em ment, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with Mr. CONNESS. I am as anxious that that | ployed, in building and constructing a wagon various Indian tribes for the year ending 30th bill shall pass as anybody, so that it is passed road from West Point to Cornwall Landing in June, 1869. in the right form ; but I think if we have a little
the county of Orange, the road to be located The PRESIDENT pro tempore. If there be time we shall perhaps agree in regard to it. I
under the direction of the superintendent, over no objection, the amendments reported by the have an amendment to propose, which I think
land now belonging or hereafter to be ceded Committee on Appropriations will be considwill reconcile what I will call again the friends
to the Government of the United States for ered as they are reached in the reading of the of the bill to the amendment that has been that purpose.
bill. made. I will endeavor to occupy as little time
The bill was reported to the Senate, ordered The Chief Clerk proceeded to read the bill. as possible.
to a third reading, read the third time, and The first amendment reported by the ComMr. POMEROY. I see there is such oppopassed.
mittee on Appropriations was on page 7, line sition to the bill that it will necessarily take
PENSION APPROPRIATION BILL.
one hundred and forty-four, to insert the folsome time. I am only sorry that it is not for Mr. MORRILL, of Maine, submitted the lowing: a line of steamships in the Pacific seas, and following report:
Chippewas of Saginaw, Swan Creek, and Black then it would go through.
educational fund of the Chippewas of Saginaw, itous speech which the honorable Senator from
bill (H. R. No. 678) making appropriations for the Swan Creek, and Black river, per fourth article
payment of invalid and other pensions of the United Kansas makes, and it is an unworthy one, too,
treaty 18th October, 1864, $20,000.
The amendment was agreed to.
mend, and do recommend, to their respective Houses,
The next amendment was on page 8, after hour for which the regular order was postponed That the House recede from their disagreement to line one hundred and eighty-three, under the has expired, and the unfinished business of the first amendment of the Senate, and agree to the
appropriations for “Chippewas of Lake Supeyesterday is now regularly before the Senate. That the House recede from their disagreement to
"to insert the following:
For the support of a smith and shop for the Boisé the same, with an amendment as follows, namely: Fort band, during the pleasure of the President, per The bill (H. R. No. 1431) granting a pen
strike out all of said amendment after the word twelfth article treaty 30th September, 1854, and third
·laws' in line eight; and the Senate agree to the sion to Emmelene H. Rudd, widow of the late
article treaty April 7, 1866, $660. same so modificd. Commodore John Rudd, deceased, was read
L. M. MORRILL,
The amendment was agreed to. twice by its title, and referred to the Commit
GEO. F. EDMUNDS,
The next amendment was to insert after the tee on Pensions.
Managers on the
amendment just adopted the following: COMMITTEE SERVICE.
B. F. BUTLER,
For the support of two farmers for the Boisé Fort
WM. LAWRENCE, band, during the pleasure of the President, per Mr. SUMNER. I move that the vacancy
A. G. BURR,
twelfth article treaty September 30, 1854, and third upon the Committee on Foreign Relations
Managers on the part of the House. article treaty April 7, 1866, $1,200. caused by the resignation of Mr. Johnson, of
Mr. MORRILL, of Maine. Perhaps I ought The amendment was agreed to. Maryland, be filled by the Chair.
to state to the Senate the effect of this report. The next amendment was on page 15, The motion was agreed to; and Mr. Doo. It simply requires pensions to be paid from the under the appropriations for “Chippe was, LITTLE was appointed to supply the vacancy.
pension fund. The House required the fund Pillager, and Lake Winnebogoshish bands,"
known as the naval pension fund to be covered CIVIL APPROPRIATION BILL.
in line three hundred and forty-six, to strike into the Treasury; they now recede from that out “one" and insert "three;" so that the A message from the House of Representa and leave the fund as now provided by law. clause will read : tives, by Mr. McPherson, its Clerk, announced That is the substance of the report.
For fourteenth of twenty installments for purposes that the House agreed to the report of the com The report was concurred in.
of education, per third article treaty 220 February, mittee of conference on the disagreeing votes
BRIDGES ON THE MISSOURI RIVER. of the two Houses on the bill (H. R. No. 818)
The amendment was agreed to. making appropriations for sundry civil ex
The Senate proceeded to consider the amend
The next amendment was on page 15, lines penses of the Government for the year ending ment of the House of Representatives to the June 30, 1869, and for other purposes, and bill (S. No. 355) authorizing the construction
three hundred and forty-nine and three hun.
dred and fifty, to strike out “twelve hunhaving laid on the table a motion to reconsider of a bridge across the Missouri river upon the
dred and forty” and to insert "twenty one the vote thereon, it was out of the power of military reservation at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. the House, except by unanimous consent, sas, which was to add to the bill the following
hundred and twenty ;' so that the clause will
read: (which had been refused,) to return to the additional section:
For fourteenth of fifteen instalments for support Senate, pursuant to its request, the resolution And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for
of two smiths and smiths' shops, per third article of the House agreeing to said report. the St. Joseph and Denver City Railroad Company, a
treaty 22d February, 1855, $2,120.
gas, to build a bridge over and across the Missouri The amendment was agreed to.
The next amendment was on page 22, in
the appropriations for the Creeks, after line of the House had signed the following enrolled | five, of this act are hereby extended, so far as they
are applicable, to the St. Joseph and Denver City five hundred and nine, to insert the followbills; and they were thereupon signed by the Railroad Company, and conditions contained in said President pro tempore : sections are hereby made applicable to said company.
For blacksmith and assistant and for shop and A bill (H. R. No. 631) amendatory of an act Mr. WILSON. I move that the Senate con
tools, during the pleasure of the President, per fifth approved July 26, 1866, entitled "An act to cur in the amendment.
article treaty 14th February, 1833, and fifth article authorize the construction of certain bridges The motion was agreed to.
treaty 7th August, 1856, $840.
For iron and steel for shop, during the pleasure of and to establish them as post roads ;'
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE.
the President, per fifth article treaty 14th February, A bill (H. R. No. 818) making appropria
1833, and fifth article treaty 7th August, 1856, $270. tions for sundry civil expenses of the Govern A message from the House of Representa For wagon-maker, during the pleasure of the Pres
of the department, but I cannot understand For temporary clerks to superintendents of Indian | interpreters can be employed at such prices as entire year, but for a portion of the year. It | ator will see at once the number that is required.
is obligatory on the superintendents to keep II I refer him to page 2 of the remarks of the
ident, per fifth article treaty February 14, 1833, and The next amendment was on page 41, in the the accounts of the Indians, especially in WasbFor assistance in agricultural operations , during appropriations for the Pottawatomies, after line ington Territory and Oregon and California
, the pleasure of the President, per eighth article nine hundred and ninety-five, to insert: where the Indians now are farming to a very treaty January 24, 1926, and fifth article treaty Au For education, during the pleasure of Congress, por considerable extent, doing a large busiuess, kust 7, 1856, $2,000.
third article treaty of October 16, 1826, second article and I understand from the Department that Foreducation, during the pleasure of the President, treaty September 20, 1828, and fourth article treaty per fifth article treaty February 14, 1833, and fifth October 27, 1832, $2,000.
it is necessary for the superintendent, there article treaty August 7, 1856, $1,000.
The amendment was agreed to.
being but one to each of these States and TerThe amendment was agreed to.
ritories, to have, a portion of the year at ang
The next amendment was on page 57, line | rate, a clerk. The Senator will find with ibe The next amendment was on page 35, under
thirteen hundred and seventy-eight, after the estimate of the Department in Senate Executhe head of appropriations for the Nez Perce word " objects” to strike out “at the discre
tive Document No. 62, which he has before Indians, line eight hundred and thirty-six to
tion of the President;" and in line thirteen him, about the middle of the second page: insert “twenty" before "five," so that the hundred and eighty to strike out “six" and
Pay of temporary clerks for superintendents of clause will read :
insert "eight;" so that the clause will read: Indian affairs, $5,000. This item is omitted in the For third of fourinstallments to enable the Indians
Yakama nation :
bill. It is utterly impossible for superintendents to to remove and locate upon the reservation, to be
For fourth of five installments of second series for perform their duties with dispatch without the assistexpended in ploughing land and fencing lots, as per beneficial objects, per fourth article treaty 9th June,
ance of clerks. first clause fourth article treaty of June 9, 1863, $25,000. 1855, $8,000.
I will state to the Senate that in looking at The amendment was agreed to.
The amendment was agreed to.
former appropriation bills I find that this approThe next amendment was on page 35, line
The next amendment was on page 62, line | priation has been for a number of years made. eight hundred and forty-four, to strike out
fifteen hundred and eight, to strike out
five?' The business of superintendents is increasing, "one" and insert "three;" so that the clause, and insert “ fifteen ;'* °so that the clause will and very largely increasing, as the Iudians will read: read :
become more civilized; that is, they have For third of the sixteen installments for boarding
For this amount to carry out the action contem
clerical duties to perform which they had not and clothing the children who shall attend the
plated by act of Congress, approved May 5, 1864, en formerly. I can only state what the Departschools, providing the schools and boarding-houses
titled “An act to vacate and sell the present Indian with necessary furniture, the purchase of necessary
ment say in regard to it. reservations in Utah Territory, and to settle said Inwagons, teams, agricultural implements, tools, &c., diaus in Uintah valley, $15,000.
Mr. HOWE. It is introducing a new item and for fencing of such lands as may be needed for
The amendment was agreed to.
of expenditure. gardening and farming purposes for the schools, as
Mr. HENDERSON. Not by any means. per fourth clause fourth article treaty of June 9,
The next amendment was on page 63, line 1803, $3,000.
It has been made heretofore. fifteen hundred and twenty-eight, to strike out The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. HARLAN. If the Senator will pardon "thirty'' and insert "fifty-five;" so that the The next amendment was on page 35, line
me, it is not new. It was left ont I suppose clause will read: eight hundred and forty-six, to strike out
accidentally by the House in the original bill.
For the purchase of cattle for beef and milk This is a service that must be had. The super(four” and insert “five," and after the word together with clothing and food, teams and farming
intendents are compelled to travel a part of só dollars”' to insert the word “ each ;" so that tools for Indians in California, $55,000.
the time around the different agencies, and the clause will read :
The amendment was agreed to.
while they are away, the correspondence has For salary of two subordinate chiefs, as per fifth Mr. HENDERSON. I am instructed by article trcaty of June 9, 1863, $500 each.
to be taken care of, and during part of the the Committee on Indian Affairs to offer variThe amendment was agreed to.
year, therefore, they must bave some clerical ous amendments to this bill. The Clerk bas
help. The next amendment was on page 36, line a printed copy. He can read them.
Mr. HOWE. Does the Senator understand eight hundred and fifty-five, to strike out
The Chief Clerk read the first amendment
that this is an ordinary appropriation? and insert “two;'' so that the clause will read: of the Committee on Indian Affairs, which was
Mr. HARLAN. I think so. I think it is For second of fifteen installments for repairs of in line eleven, after “agents," to strike out
estimated for and appropriated regularly. houses, mills, shops, &c., and providing the neces "$99,000” and insert "$116,550;" so as to sary furniture, tools, and materials, as per article
Mr. HOWE. I do not so understand it; fifth treaty June 9, 1863, $2,000. make the appropriation for the pay of superin
but I may be wrong about it. If it is supposed tendent of Indian affairs and of Indian agents The amendment was agreed to.
to be necessary for the service, of course the $116,550. The next amendment was on page 36, line Mr. HOWE. I would propose to the Sen- | able to see the necessity of it myself. I shall
money must be appropriated, but I was not eight hundred and sixty, to strike out $3,000" and insert “$7,600;" so that the clause will
ator to omit that amendment now until the submit; however, to the vote of the Senate. other amendments on which that depends are The amendment was agreed to.
acted on. For salary of two matrons to take charge of the
The next amendment of the Committee on
Mr. HENDERSON. Very well; let it be boarding-schools, two assistant teachers, one farmer,
Indian Affairs was in lines fifty-four and fifty. one carpenter, and two millers, as per fifth article passed over for the present and let the next treaty of June 9, 1863, $7,600. be read.
five, after the words “pay of interpreters The amendment was agreed to.
The Chief Clerk read the next amendment,
to strike out" $20,400" and inserto $29,200."
Mr. HOWE. This amendment calls for an The next amendment was on page 36, under the appropriations for the Omahas, after line of "Superintendents of Indian Affairs,'' after
sand dollars for the pay of interpreters
. I will eight hundrerl and sixty-six, to insert : “California" to insert:
ask the Senator from Missouri if he supposes For third of ten installments for keeping in repair One for the State of Nevada, one for the Territory
that additional sum io be necessary? a grist and saw mill, and support of blacksmith shop,
of Arizona, and ono for Montana and Idaho. per eighth article, treaty March 16, 1864, and third The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. HENDERSON. The Department, in article, treaty March 6, 1865, $400. For third often installments for pay of one engineer
The next amendment was in line eighteen | lows:
reference to this appropriation say, as foland assistant, per samne treaties. $1,800. For third of ten installments for pay of one miller,
to strike out "one'' and insert "three;" so as per same treaties, $900. to allow three Indian agents for the tribes in
"Pay of interpreters changed from $29,20 to
$20,100. being a deficiency of $8,810. It is necessary For third of ten installments for pay of one farmer,
Oregon. per same treaties, $900.
that each agent and sub-agent should have an interFor third often installments for pay of blacksmith,
The amendment was agreed to. per same treaties, $900. The amendment was agreed to.
The next amendment was in line twenty.
three to strike out “four" and insert “six;' The next amendment was on page 38, under so as to allow six Indian agents for the la.
number is certainly not too great." the appropriations for the Pawnees, after line
dians east of the Rocky mountains. nine hundred and eighteen to insert:
The amendment was agreed to.
I believe that that gives a salary of $500 to For support of two manual labor schools during the pleasure of the President, per tbird article treaty
The next amendment was in line twentySeptember 24, 1857, $10,000. l'or purchase of iron and steel and other necessaries
eight, after “ Wisconsin," to strike out"one" for the shops, during the pleasure of the President,
and insert three ;'' so as to allow three Inper same treaty, $500.
dian agents for the tribes in Washington TerFor pay of two blacksmiths, one of whom to be a gun-smith and tin-smith, per same treaty, $1,200.
The amendment was agreed to.
how it is that this item of $20,400, contrary
which was in line sixteen,
under the heading additional appropriation of over eight thoni
preter, and where one agent hascharge of more than one tribe it is necessary to have one for each tribe. There are seventy agents and sub-agents, consequently there should be that number of interpreters. Only sixty-throo are asked to be provided, which
interpreters west of the mountains, and a sal: arý of $400 per annum to interpreters east of the mountains, and there are sixty-three asked for, which, at the prices I have named, amounts to $29, 200, the amount I asked for. I am exceedingly anxions to reduce the expenses
For compensation of two strikers or apprentices in blacksmith's shop, per same treaty, $180. during the pleasure of the President, per same treaty, $1,300. For pay of farmer, per same treaty, $600.
affairs, $5,000. For the last of ten installments for pay of miller, at Mr. HOWE. I ask for an explanation of the discretion of the President, per same treaty, $600. For last of ten installments for pay of an engineer,
that amendment. at the discretion of the President, per same treaty,
Mr. HENDERSON, I believe there are eleven $1,200. ing Encompensation to apprentices to assist in work superintendents of Indian affairs. The Depart
ment say that it is necessary to furnish clerks For keeping in repair the grist and saw mills, per
, not for came treaty, $300.
The amendment was agreed to.
to all the precedents on the subject, should bave been adopted. I do not understand that to enable the department to get along with that amount of money. If I saw that it was possible to do so, I should not ask to increase it, but my impression is that the department do not ask for more than they ought to hare. Surely qualified interpreters cannot be em
for a less sum of money
department on the subject of this bill as it well be used beneficially to the Government, it was not essential; the Committe on Approcame to the Senate.
and I think that that portion of the amendment || priations thought it was not essential; but other The amendment was agreed to.
anyhow ought to be adopted. I will withdraw Senators seem to think it is indispensable. I The next amendment was to insert after the first part of it, “ for presents to Indians shall submit to the vote of the Senate. line fifty-five: $5,000," and renew the amendment “for pro
Mr. HARLAN. Mr. President, I menFor presents to Indians. $5,000.
visions for Indians $11,800." Both these ap tioned the word “woman" to which the SenFor provisions for Indians, $11,800.
propriations have been made regularly from ator has just referred because I happen to Mr. HOWE. I must ask for an explanation the year 1836.
know personally of a case of that kind within of that.
Mr. HARLAN. I am perfectly amazed that the last three years. One tribe of Indians Mr. HENDERSON. I understand that it has anybody who has any conversance with this captured a woman on the frontier and took her been usual in years past to make a small ap subject should object to this little appropriation off to the mountains. The officers interested propriation, and put it in the power of the of $5,000 for presents to the Indian tribes some friendly Indians in an attempt to recover Department at certain times when it is sup numbering some three or four hundred thou her; and they sent out some runners for her, posed that something in the way of an amica- | sand, with whom we are constantly in commu and finally negotiated a pony ortwo and brought ble feeling may be encouraged with Indian nication. Take, for instance, a case where back the captive woman, and the President of tribes, to use a small amount of money in the Indians steal a white woman or child and the United States ordered that fifty silver dolmaking presents. It has heretofore been ap carry it off. Friendly Indians go and steal it lars should be given to the Indian who had propriated, and the Department ask that it back, and the agent has to recognize this ser sold his ponies to the other tribe for this capshould be done now. As a general thing I vice and give the Indian who released the white
tured woman. am not very favorable to making these pres child or white woman a few dollars in silver to Mr. HOWE. Did it come out of this fand ? ents; but the Department thinks that it will encourage this fidelity to the Government. It
Mr. HARLAN. Out of some such fund. facilitate their operations to have a small sum is a branch of the service in which it is impos
Whero else did it come from? appropriated.
sible to get along without an appropriation. Mr. HOWE. The President had no control The $11,800 asked for provisions ought cer Somebody will have to spend the money; and
of this fund. tainly to be appropriated. I can state to the if you do not appropriate it, it will have to be Mr. HARLAN. He controls all these mis. Senate what I understand to be the object of taken out of the salaries of some of the em cellaneous disbursements, if he chooses. It is that appropriation. Sometimes it becomes ployés of the Government.
for such purposes that these little approprianecessary for superintendents or agents to Mr. RAMSEY. Is this an appropriation of
tions are called for and are necessary. notify Indians to appear before them, and some $5,000 for presents for all the superintenden
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The questimes Indians from other tribes visit them, and cies in the country?
tion is on the amendment. on occasions of that sort it is absolutely essen Mr. HENDERSON. That is it.
The amendment was agreed to. tial during the time of the visits to support the
Mr. RAMSEY. Is there no other appro Mr. POMEROY. The last vote we had disIndians that come. It is a very small amount priation for that purpose?
closed the fact that we were without a quorum. of money, and I suppose it can be profitably Mr. HENDERSON. None other.
I do not think that we can go on until there is used. Something of course ought to be had Mr. RAMSEY. Then I am surprised that a quorum. It was announced by the Chair that for occasions of that character. The Senate the Committee on Appropriations should hesi we were without a quorum. How are you will see at once that occasions may arise where tate a moment about it. How can a superin | going to get over the want of a quorum? peace commissioners make visits from one tendent of Indian affairs treat with Indians The PRESIDENT pro tempore. It was antribe to another, where it is necessary to make unless he has the power to give them a little nounced by the Chair that there was not a expenditures, where the Department ought to tobacco and flour and powder and things of quorum voting. have some fund at its discretion to pay these that kind when visiting them? How is he to Mr. POMEROY. The only evidence that expenses. As to the presents, I care but lit effect anything? Mere reasoning with them, as there is a quorum here is that a quorum votes. tle about that item.
you would among Senators here, will not effect That is the evidence to the Chair; and when Mr. HOWE. I suppose substantially both anything. They sometimes, as the Senator the Chair says that there is no quorum voting appropriations are for presents. Whenever the from lowa very properly says, render very the presumption is that there is no quorum Indians are called to a conference with the great service to us, and it is desirable to encour here. agents or officers of the Government, it is on age such service, and we must reward them in The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair the business of the Indians themselves, and some way.
When a large body of Indians are now sees a quorum present. they are always able to travel. The means of to be treated with, they njust be fed of course; Mr. POMEROY: The Chair's judgment locomotion, being provided by themselves, are you must have an ox at least, a couple of bar. that there is a quorum does not alter the always at hand. They are never at a want for rels of flour, and a box of tobacco, and by this record. such facility. It appropriates just so much means you effect a great deal, save an expend The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The next money for which there is no just account iture of much money in some other way, pos amendment will be read. ability, and I think the sooner we drop off sibly avoid war, and save trouble. These little The Chief Clerk read the next amendment these expenditures, which are not required by presents made in due and proper time may be of the Committee on Indian Affairs, which any law, not required by any treaty, and which very efficacious in that way. The Indian de was in lines fifty-six and fifty-seven to strike I submit with all respect are not required by partment from the beginning of the Govern out “$5,000" and insert "$10,000;'' so that any necessity of the service, the better. Come ment has had to use money in this way. Five the clause will read: down to the contracts existing, and abide by thousand dollars, as the Senator from Iowa says, For buildings at agencies and repairs thereof, those, and make new ones when these existing for three or four hundred thousand Indians | $10,000. ones are found inadequate.
is a very small matter indeed. If they were The amendment was agreed to. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The ques concentrated in a small territory it would be The next amendment was in lines fifty-eight tion is on the amendment offered by the Sen different; but they are scattered over the whole
and fifty-nine, to strike out "$20,000" and ator from Missouri from the Committee on In continent, there are some half a dozen or dozen
insert“$36,500;" so that the clause will read:
For contingencies of the Indian departmont,
The next amendment was in line eighty-nine,
after the head line "Apaches” to insert "KiThe PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair
owas and Comanches.''
The amendment was agreed to.
The next amendment was to strike out
from line ninety to line one hundred and six, Senate will not insist upon an appropriation as the Senate. I do not know but that $5,000 | inclusive, in the following words: on which both committees are at least indiffer may be necessary to keep a few hundred For third of forty installments, to be expended
under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, ent or disagree. I hope the Senate will not thousand of them in peace and amity with the
according to the terms of the second article treaty force any money out of the Treasury.
people of the United States. But when it is October 17, 1865, $10,000. Mr. HENDERSON. I suppose, in order to seriously argued here in the Senate that $5,000
For this amount, or so much thereof as may be
necessary, for the transportation of goods, provisions, compromise the case between the two commit serves any good purpose in keeping peace with
&c., purchased for the Apache Indians, according tees, it would be well perhaps to withdraw all the Indian tribes between the two oceans, I to the terms of the same article of same treaty, $2,000. that part of the amendment which relates to can only reply that that idea may answer in Arapaho and Cheyonne Indians of the Upper presents and let the other go, if that will be the Senate, but it would be laughed at in any
For third of forty installments, to be expended satisfactory to the Senator. I have no desire | Indian lodge between these two oceans. I do under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, to press against his wishes the first part of the not think we are buying captive women back according to the terms of the soventh article treaty amendment; bvt the latter portion of it the with this money. I do not believe that that is of October 14, 1865, $40,000. Senator will see from the explanation I have
For transportation of goods, provisions, &c., purthe way our authority is maintained. I do
chased for the Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians of the made may be very necessary. I suppose if not know, I never have seen any account of || Upper Arkansas tiver, $10,000. the money is not needed by the Department it the manner in which this $5,000 is disbursed. And to insert in lieu thereof the following: will not be used, but will remain in the Treasury. It is said to have been regularly appropriated For the first of thirty installments provided to be There are occasions when this money might ll since 1836. The Senator from Missouri thought I expended under the tenth article of the treaty of Octo
Arkansas or Kansas out, survey it out, and this reserve be withdrawn from sale until these selec- i stand the facts, I apprehend, and they can do
ber 21, 1867, concluded at Medicine Lodge Creek, in Mr. HOWE. I should like to have the Sen Mr. HOWE. Now, if the Senate will listen Kansas, with the Kiowas and Comanches, and onder the third article of the treaty of the same date, made
ator, if he insists on that amendment, state the to me I can tell them in a few words just what with the Apaches, the amount herein appropriated reasons for it.
this question is. In the southern part of the to be in lieu of the third of forty installments, to he Mr. HENDERSON. The Department ask Territory of Colorado, bordering on New Mex paid to the Kiowas and Comanches under the fifth article of the treaty of October 18, 1865, and in lieu
this appropriation for the purpose of survey. ) ico, in 1865 we purchased an Indian reserva of the second article of the treaty with the Apaches
ing some lands which in the treaty of 1861 we tion, and in the treaty we stipulated to give to of October 17,1865, $56,000, or so much thereof as may agreed to give to certain half-breeds. I will the persons named in that article, some fifty be needed to comply with the requirements of said
read the fifth article of the treaty with the or sixty of them, a section of land apiece. It treaties, For the construction of an agency building, accord
Cheyennes and Arapahoes made in 1861, and is far removed from our settlements and far ing to the fourth article of said treaty, $3,000,
then a letter of the acting Commissioner of removed from our surveys. This is a propoFor the construction of a warehouse and store Indian Affairs, which will show perhaps as well sition to appropriate $4,000, which, under the room for the use of said agent, $1.500.
For the building of a residence of a physician to as any statement that I could make, the con direction of the Indian department, shall be said Indians, $3.000.
dition of the case. The fifth section of the expended by some surveyor going away out For the salary of a physician, $1,500. treaty provides :
there disconnected from the lines of existing Mr. HARLAN. I would inquire of the “At the special request of the Cheyenne and Ara surveys, and surveying out these locations. I chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs pahoe Indians, parties to this treaty, the United object to it, because these half-breeds are comon what estimates the sum of $3,000 is put in States agree to grant, by patent in fee simple, to the
fortably settled there; their lands cannot be following namod persons, all of whom are related to for the residence of a physician?' Is it a mere
sold until they are surveyed, and when they the Cheyenne or Arapahocs by blood, to each an conjecture that it will cost that amount, or has amount of land equal to one section of six hundred are surveyed, when our surveys reach them, or some estimate been made?
and forty acres, namely: To Mrs. Margaret Wilmarth when the Commissioner of the General Land
and her children, Virginia Fitzpatrick and Andrew Mr. HENDERSON. It is the amount speci Jackson Fitzpatrick; to Mrs. Mary Keith and her
Office, who superintends this branch of our fied in the treaty, the treaty made at Medicine children, William Keith, Mary J. Keith, and Francis service, is in a condition to survey them in con
Keith; to Mrs. Matilda Pepperdin and her child, Lodge Creek last fall by the peace commis
nection with our regular surveys, then their Miss Margaret Pepperdin; to Robert Poisal and sioners, and all these items are the precise John Poisal; to Edmund Guerrier, Rosa Guerrier, titles can be perfected. Inasmuch as they are amounts stated in the treaty.
and Julia Guerrier; to William W. Bent's daughter, in no sort of danger it seems to me that it is The amendment was agreed to. Mary Bent Moore, and her three children, Adia
decidedly better not to make this survey until Moore, William Bent Moore, and George Moore: to The next amendment was to strike out lines William W. Bent's children, George Bent, Charles
it can be made in connection with the regular one hundred and thirteen to one hundred and
Bent, and Julia Bent; to A-ma-che, the wife of
Provers, and her children, Mary Prowers and Susan Mr. HENDERSON. In order that the Sen. thirty-two, inclusive, in the following words: Prowers; to the children of Ote-sc-ot-see, wiso of John Comanches, Kiowas, and Apaches, of Arkansas T. Sickles, namely: Margaret, Minnie, and John;
ate may know what they are voting upon, I to the children of John S. Smith, interpreter, Wil. will state that in 1861 we made a treaty with river:
liam Gilpin Saith, and daughter, Armama; to Jenny For the last of five installments, being the second
the Cheyennes and Arapahoes, under which Lind Croeker, danghter of Ne-sou-hoc, or Arc-youseries for the purchase of goods, provisions, and agri
there, wife of Lieutenant Crocker; to -- Winsor, they gave up the entire Territory of Colorado, culturalimplements, persixth article treaty 27th July,
daughter of Tow-e-nab, wife of A. T. Winsor, sutler, 1853, $5,000.
and perbaps a portion of what was then New formerly at Fort Lyon. Said lands to be selected under | Mexico, reserving to themselves a small reserFor expenses of transportation of the last of five
the direction of the Secretary of the Intcrior, from installments of goods, provisions, and agricultural
vation down at the mouth of the Purgatory the reservation established by the tirst article of their implements, per sixth article treaty 27th July, 1853, treaty of February 18, A. D. 1861."
river, I do not remember the extent of the $1,000. Comanches and Kiowas:
The Acting Commissioner says:
territory reserved to them, but it was laid out For third of forty installments, to be expended
DEPARTUENT OF THE INTERIOR,
on the maps; and as the Senator from Wisconunder the direction of the Secretary of the Interior,
OFFICE OF INDIAY AFFAIRS, sin says, it is beyond the region of surveys; according to terms of the fifth article treaty of Octo
WASHINGTOX, D. C., January 14, 1868. ber 18, 1865, $40,000.
though a very five country, an agricultural For transportation of goods and provisions pur
Sie: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt country. In 1865 we made another treaty with chased for the Comanche and Kiowa Indians, in
by reforence from you on the 20th ultiino of a letter accordance with the fifth article of the treaty of addressed to you by General John B. Sanborn, dated
the Cheyennes and Arapahoes, by which we October 18, 1865, or so much thereof as may be neces
the 17th ultimo, requesting that patents may issue purchased from them this territory at the sary, $5,000.
for selections, deseribed in his letter, to the half mouth of the Purgatory river, agreeing to give
breeds, entitled under the fifth article of the CheyAnd to insert in lieu thereof the following: enne and Arapahoe treaty of 1805, (see pamphlet
them a country south of the Arkansas river; Cheyennes and Arapahoes:
Laws, second session Thirty-Ninth Congress, treaties, but we agreed in this treaty of 1865 that we For the first of thirty installments provided to be
p. 143,) and upon which you direct a report of the expended under the tenth article of the treaty of views of this office. In reference to the same I would
would give some fifty or sixty of the halfOctober 28, 1857, concluded at Medicine Lodge Creek. respectiully say that I doubt the practicability of
breeds of the Cheyennes and Arapahoes each in Kansas, the amount to be in lieu of the third of
baying patents issue in the absenco of surveys. a section of land, and that we would survey it forty installments stipulated to be paid under the
In your letter to this oflice of October 23, 1867, you
for them. These half-breeds are living on the terms of the treaty of October 14, 1865, $10,000; or so
authorized this office to direct Colonel Albert G. much thereof as may be necessary to furnish the arti
Boone to make thesurvey of the exterior boundaries land, and are now farming there. They are cles nained in said lirst-named treaty. of the tracts for theso half-breed selections. A dratt
uneasy because we have granted lands to cer For the construction of an agency building, ac
of a letter to luim, in accordance with the instructions cording to the fourth article of said trcats. $3,000. in your letter of the 23d of October last, was prepared
tain railroad companies, who will ultimately For the construction of a warehouse and storeon the 25th of the same month, but the question of
survey their lines right through these lands, room for the use of said agent, $1,500. funds to defray the expenses of such surveys was
If the railroad companies file their plats, and For the building of a residence of a physician to
raised, and the letter was not sent to Colonel Boone. said Indians, $3,080. He being present in this city the draft of letter was
the alternate sections given to the companies, For the salary of a physician. $1,500. shown to him, and he has treated the draft as a let
when they come to file them, shall fall upon The PRESIDENT pro tempore put the ques
ter received by him, and has addressed a letter to
the lands occupied by these half-breeds, 1 tion on the amendment, and declared that the copy herewith, from which you will observe that he
cannot see that the railroad companies will not ayes appeared to have it. estimates the amount that Congress should be re
hold them. Why is it that a white man cannot Mr. EDMUNDS. I call for a division.
quested to appropriate for these curveys at $1,000.
go and locate upon a portion of these six The affirmative being called for, nine Senbe carried into effect without delay. The Union Pa
hundred and forty acres and hold it by preators rose. cific railway, eastern division, will probably pass
emption? An ludian cannot do it. There is Mr. HENDERSON. I suppose the object through the reservations from wbich these selections
no right to the Indian to hold under the preof the Senator from Vermont is to asceriain
patented to the balf-breeds, trouble will probably whether there is a quorum present. I suppose
arise, and they will fail to secure the land they desides, the homestead laws. there is really no objection to the amendment.
I therefore respectfully recommend, in case you
The Indian half-breeds are there farming and The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The poorest impracticable for patents to issue in the manner sug.
farming quite extensively, and they are uneasy. evidence of that is the fact that Senators do not
gested by General
Sanborn, that you requestrer sunThey are fearful that when the surveys are rise to vote for it.
gress an appropriation of the sun of $1,000, in order Mr. HENDERSON. If there is a disposithat Colonel Boone can proceed to make the half
made under Government authority other per: breed selections, in accordance with the terms of the tion to act on the bill at all I suppose we might
treaty. as well ascertain whether there is a quorum, to
A form of estimate is herewith inclosed, and the
them; and what they want now is to have a gratify the Senator from Vermont. There is
letter of General Sanborn is also herewith returned.
dred and forty acres each, so that it may be no doubt about a quorum being present if Sen
that said lands shall be selected from the reservation ators will vote.
marked out and patents issued to them by the cstablished by the first article of the Arapahoe and Mr. EDMUNDS. I wish the record to Cheyenne treaty of February 18, 1861, (500 Statutes
Government of the United States. As the show it. at-Large, vol. 12, p. 1163.) In view, therefore, of the
Senator from Wisconsin says, tbere will be fact that manyofthelialf-breeds entitled to selections under said treaty are settled and have made valuable improvements upon the lands they desire to have patented to them, as there may be delay in the appropriation for the survey of these selections, during which time the railway company referred to may procure legislation granting them lands on tho
There will be some little difficulty attending ii
. reserye from which these balf-breed selections are
I admit. If the Senate think the surveys cabe provided by treaty to be made. I respectfully recommend that the President be requested to direct that tions are inade. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
CHARLES E. MIX,
sons will seize upon their lands and will hold şurvey of the exterior lines of their six hun.
some little dilliculty about it. The only way it can be done is to extend a base line from
upon that base line to locate these surveys.
The question being put, there were, on a division-ayes 31, noes 5.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The amendment is agreed to, and a quorum present. The Clerk will proceed with the reading.
The next amendment was to insert after the one just adopted :
For surveying exterior boundaries of selections of land to certain persons related by blood to the Chey. onnes and Arapahoes, under provisions of fifth article of treaty concluded with said Indians, October 14, 1865, $4,000.
not be properly made in that way, they cao
I can see that the Indians may be robbed of their lands. We have agreed in the treaty to give the half-breeds the lands and assure tbem
Hon. 0. H. BROWNING,
to them, to survey them for them, and to patent and including the word "be,” in the eighth line,
and insert in lieu of the same the words "furnish
and attach, at his own expeuse, such meter, meters,
or meter-safes, as may have been prescribed for use
the eighth amendment of the Senate, and agree to the
same with amendments, as follows: strike out all ing all the gold and silver mines of that country, after the word "construed" in said amendment and reserving only a small place, and they even
insert the words to apply to fermented liquors;"
and in lines twenty-four, twenty-five, and twentygave that up in 1865, reserving only these fifty six, page 5, strike out the words or shall have been or sixty sections for their half-breeds. We lawfully imported into the United States and the agreed to survey them and patent them to them.
duties thereon paid.”
That the House recede from their disagreement to
lows : strike out the word "produce" inserted by the
the fifty-third amendment of the Senate, and agree
to the same with an amendment, as follows: strike Mr. HOWE. Let me add one word. If I out the words proposed to be inserted by said Senate supposed there was any sort of danger of these amendment together with the words ** spirits pro
duced from the materials used shall be ascertained"
and insert in lieu of the same the words "materials
That tho Ilouse recede from their disagreement to
the fifty-fourth amendment of the Senate, and agree the President patents them, and he certainly to the same with an amendment, as follows: strike is never going to patent these lands to any. out the word "and" in suid Senato amendment and body in defiance or disregard of the obliga
insert in lieu thereof the words "together with the
special tax of.”
That the House recede from their disagreement to
to the same with an amenalment, as follows: strike
That the llouso recede from their disagreement to
the soventy-seventh amendment of the Senate, and through from the point at which our surveys agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: now stop in Kansas, or wherever it is, so that strike out the words, "which branding and cancellathese lands could be described in the patent as
tion shall be done under such rules and regulations other lands are described. But if that can be
as the Commissioner of Internal Revenue inay pre
the seventy-eighth amendment of the Senate, and
agree to the same with amendments, as follows: hands. We have appropriated from twenty to
insert the words proposed to be stricken out by the thirty thousand dollars for surveys in Colorado Senate, and in line forty-three, page 35, after the this year. He has money enough if you will
word "aflixed," insert the words and the number
of proof gallons;" and at the end of line forty-nine,
page 35, insert "proof gallons."
the seventy-eighth and a half amnendment of the
Sonate, ar agree to the same with amendinents, as Mr. HENDERSON. The Senator is aware follows: insert the words proposed to be stricken out of the very great complaint at the Land Office by the Senate, and in line fifty-eight, rage 36, after now about appropriations for surveys, and very
the word "affixed” insert"and the number of proof
gallons;" and at the end of line sixty-four, page 36,
That the House recede froin their disagreement to
the cighty-fourth amendmentofthe Senate, and agree appropriations have not been made to carry
to thesame with an amendment, as follows: strikeout on the surveys. There is sad complaint there the word "they," proposed to be inserted, and insert now.
in lieu thereof the word "there."
That the House recede from their disagreement
to the ninety-seventb, ninety-seventh and a half,
pinety-eighth, ninety-ninth, one hundredth, one
hundred and first, and one hundred and second report from the committee of conference on
amendments of the Sonate, and agree to the same, the tax bill.
with an amendment, as follows: strikeout the words The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The report
proposed to be inserted and all from line four inclu
zivo, down to and including the word "business," in will be received.
line fifteen, (printed bill,) and insert in licu thereof
the words "not exceeding twenty-five oflicers, to be INTERNAL TAXES.
called supervisors of internal revenue, each one of
whom shall be assigned to a designated territorial Mr. SHERMAN submitted the following district, to becomposed of one or more judicial disreport from the committee of conference: tricts and territories, and shallkeep his office atsome
convenient place in his district to be designated by
expenses necessarily incurred by him and allowed
That the llouse recede from their disagreement to amendments of the Senate, and agree to the same,
of internal revenue, or to such other special duty as
inspector, by whatever name or designation he may
and" and insert in lieu thereof the words "the ployed, or continued in office, and the term,"
follows: insert in lieu of the words stricken out the
imposed by law on any other collector or assessor, but a supervisor of internal revenue may within his territorial district suspend any collector or assessor for fraud or gross neglect of duty or abuse of power, and shall immediately report his action to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, with his reasons therefor in writing, who shall thereupon take such further action as he may deem proper.
That the House recedo from their disagreement to the one hundred and eleventh amendment of tho Senate, and agree to the same, with the following amendment: before the word "distillery” insert
That the House recede from their disagreement to the one hundred and seventeenth amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same, with the following amendments: strike out in line seven, page 69, ali after the word "spirits,” down to and including the word "required," in line ton, and insert in lieu thereof the words: “which shall be due and payablo only after the proper entries and bonds have been executed and filed and all other conditions complied with as hereinafter required, and thirty days after the vessel has actually cleared and sailed on her voy, age with such spirits on board;" in lines fifteen and sixteen, strike out the words "and rum on which no internal tax shall have been paid," and insert in lieu thereof the words or rum;" page 72, line fiftyfour, strike out the word "internal.'
That the House recede from their disagreement to the one hundred and eighteenth and one hundred and nineteenth amendments, and agree to the same with amendments, each, as follows: strike out *twelve" and insert "nine.”
That the llouse rocedo from their disagreement to the one hundred and thirty-first amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same, with the following amendments: in line ninety-one, page 80, strike out the word "any," in line ninety-two, page 80, striko out the word
two and insert "ten;" in line ninety-three, page 80, after the word “dollars insert the words of sales of such spirits, wines, or liquors;" in line ninety-four, page 80, after the word "dollars” insert “and on other sales shall pay as wholesale dealers, and such excess shall be assessed and paid in the same manner as required of wholesale dealers:" in line ninety-five strike out all after the word “liquors” down to and including the word * made," in line ninety-seven, and insert the words “whose annual sales shall exceed $25,000."
That the House recede from their disagreement to the one hundred and thirty-second amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same, with the following amendment: striko out the word proposed to be inserted and insert after the words “retail dealer," in line one hundred and forty-two, page 82, the words * liquor dealer."
That the House recede from their disagreement to the one hundred and thirty-third amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same, with an amendment, as follows: after the word “four," in line six, page 76, insert the word " **six."
That the House recode from their disagreement to the one hundred and forty-second amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same, with an amendment, as follows: insert in lieu of the words proposed to be stricken out the words "the manufacturer's name and place of manufacture, or the proprietor's name and his trade mark, and."
That the House recede from their disagreement to the one hundred and forty-ninth amendment of the Senate, and agreo to the same, with an amendment, as follows: insert in lieu of the words proposed to be stricken out the words "the proprietors or manufacturer's name," and in line seven, page 93, striko out the word "his” and insert the word "the.
That the House reccde from their disagreement to the one hundred and fifty-second amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same, with the following amendment: strike out the words “provided that any" and insert "any."
That the Houso recede from their disagreement to the one hundred and fifty-eighth amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same, with an amendment, as follows: at the end of said amendment add "when weighing exceeding three pounds per thousand, fivo dollars per thousand;" and in line six, page 106, section eighty, strike out the words "and cheroots."
That the House recedo from their disagreement to the one hundred and seventieth amendment of the Scnate, and agree to the same, with an amendment, as follows: add to the said Senate amendment the following: “But in no case shall such renewal or change extend to an abandonment of the general character of the stamps provided for in this act, nor to the dispensing with any provisions requiring that such stamps shall be kept in book form and have thereon the signatures of revenue officers."
That the House recede from their disagreement to the one hundred and seventy-second amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same, with the following amendment: add to said Senate amendment tha words "or officer acting as such, with his reasons therefor."
That the House recede from their disagreement to the one hundred and eightieth amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same, with amendments, ils follows: in line two of said amendment strike out the word "revenue;" in line three striko out the words "for denoting the tax thereby imposed;" in line fourteen strike out the word revenue;" in lines fourteen and fifteen strike out the words "for denoting the tax thereby imposed.
That the House recede from their disagreement to the one hundred and eighty-second amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same,
with an amendment, as follows: "But distillers and refiners of mineral oils shall be considered as manufacturers. and subjeot to the tax on sales provided for in the fourth section of the act to exempt certain manu