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of the United States and to inform him that a quorum of each House was present and ready to receive any communication le might be pleased to inuke to them, reported that they had pro forind that service, and revived for answer from the President that he wond wake his anualcominunication to the respective Houses oi Congress lo-day at one o'clock.

RECESS. Mr. SUMNER. I move that the Senate take a recess until one o'clock.

The muon was myrred to.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore again took the chair at one o'clock, and called the Senate lo order.

PRESIDENT'S ANNUAL MESSAGE. JOHN C. NICOLAY,

, esq., the President's Private Secr«lüry, appeared below the bar and said:

Mr. PRESIDENT: I am directed by the President of the United Siates to deliver to the Senate several messages in Writing

The PRESIDENT pro lempore handed the Presideni's amual messuye to ibe Secretary of the Sinalr, Joun W. Forney, 'sq., by whoin it was read. (le will be published in the Appendix.]

Mr. ÀNTHONY. I offer the following resolution:

Resolved, that the usual number of the message and uocunuenis be printed for the use of the Senate.

The resolution was cousidered by unanimous consent, and agreed to.

Mr. ANTHONY. I now move that five thou-
sand additional copies be printed; and I ask that
thal motion be laid on the table until the Com-
mittee on Printing shall be appointed.
The motion was ordered to lie on the table.

REPORT ON TII FINANCES,
The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the
Senate the annual report of the Secretary of the
Treasury on the siate of the finances; which was
ordered to lie on the table.

BRITISII AID TO TIE REBELLION.
Mr. SUNER submitted the following reso-
lution; which was considered by unanimous con-
sent, and agreed 10:

Resolveil, Tivat the I'resident of ille United States be requested, is in his opinion not inconsistent will in public ntert:l, to tursh the Senate any internation to the possession of the Department or sine concerning any prop Osition or overiure recently made by Britisli subjects inaid of the rebelliou.

EXECUTIVE SESSION. Mr.SHERMAN. I move that the Senate proceed to the consideration of executive business,

The motion was agreed to; and after some time spent in executive session, the doors were reopened, and the Senatle adjourned.

dered to be printed, and referred to the Commit

EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS. lee of Wi1ys and lears.

Th-SPEAKER. Tur business pending when Mr. KASSON. I ask the gentleman from the House took a recras, was the resolution nfPransylvania whether, in the first proposition of fered yesterday by the golemantrim Olio, (Mr. his bill, he proposes to change the standard weight Pespieton, which was laid over one day, under and fiueness of the coins of the United States.

the rules. The Clerk will read the resulation, Mr. STEVENS. lidors not change the values again. of the coins of the United States, but merely re The resolurion was read, as follows: cits what they are.

Resoired. That the President of the United States he The motion was agreed to; and the bill was or requested in communicate to this llous, il 20 incompati. dered to be printed, and referred to the Commil ble with the public interesi, ihe report inade by Colonel

Thomas M. Kek of an interview between hiusell and tee of Ways and Means.

Gallow#11 ob on the lih day of June. 1852. on the IXTERNAL REVENUE LAW.

bank of the Chiekabominy, by authority of the lar Depart.

ment, outie subject of the exchange of prisoners of war. Mr. STEVENS also introduced a joini resolu

Mr. WASIIBURNE, of Illinois. I move to tion explanatory of the act entitled " An act lo

refer the resolution to the committee on the conprovide internal revenue to suppori the Govern

duct of the war. They can call those parties as ment, to pay interest on the public debt, and for

wimesses, if they choose, and obtain all the eviutver purposes," approved June 30, 1864; which

dence. was read a first and second time, and referred to

Mr. MORRIS, of Ohio. Would it be proper the Committee of Ways and Means.

to move to lay that motion on the table? AJIENDMENT TO TAX LAWS.

Tlie SPEAKER. It would not.
Mr. PROOJALL submitted the following reg.

Mr. MORRIS, of Ohio. Then I demand the olucion; which was reud, considered, and agreed to:

yeas and nays on the motion.

The yeas and nays were ordered.
Resolved, that the Committee of Ways and Means be
instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending

The question was put; and it was decided in the
blir laws of the United Sites imposing taxes on inherit affirmative-yeas 82, nays 37, not voting 63; as
21.ceas to exempt from such taxation all estates and inter follows:
et of widows in the estates of their husbands.

YCAS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Arnold, Ashley, Daily, RED RIVER CAMPAIGN.

Jolin D. Baldwin, Baxter, Beamani, Linine, Blur. Dlow,

Bourwell, Broomull, Ambrose W. Clark, Freeman Clarke, Mr. SPALDING sulmitted the following reso Cobb, (Sole, Crowell, Thomas T. Davis, Daws, Drming, lution; which was read, considered, and agreed to:

Dixon, Donnelly, Drinks, Lekley, Elins, Farn-wortu Frank,

Garfield, Grinneil, looper, Abel W. Bubbard, Jotun Il. Resolveil, That the committee on the conductor the war

Habbird, Unburd, Ingersoll, Jenckrs, Julian, Kion Kel be instructed to inquire into the causes of the disastrous Francis W. Kellow, Orlando krilo.. Loan, Longyrar, issues of the lied river campaign, under Major General

Marvin, Me Bride, McClurg, Sanne F. Miller, Moori rad, Banks, and to report thereon at their carliest convenience.

Jorrill, Daniel Mornis, Leopard Myers, Norton, Odell, OATII OF LOYALTY.

Charles O'Neill, Oru, Patterson, Perdana, Prict, Ilahain

Il Randall, Alexander II. Rice, Jola II. Rice, Edward II. Mr. JULIAN introduced a bill prescribing an Rollins, Schenck, Scobield, Shannon, Sloan, Smilliers, outh of loyalty to all persons practicing law in any

Spalding, Starr, Sievens, Thomas. Traey, Upson, Van Vali

birinburgh, Elilu B. Washburne, William B. Washburii, of the Sites declared to be in rebellion; which

Websier, Wheeler, Williams, Wilder, Wilson, and Itinwas read a first and second time, and referred lo dou) the Committee on the Judiciary.

NAYS-Mesrs. Ancona, Augustus C. Baldwin, Brooks,

Jaman's S. Drowi, Chauler, Coflroth, Cos, Dawson, DenREBEL LANDIIOLDERS.

1-0n, Eden, English, Finck, Harding, Harrington, Ilolman, Mr. JULIAN also introduced a bill to provide

Kuibileisch, Law, Marcy. Jinskilleton. William 11. Miller,

Jim R. Morris, Morrison, Nobile, John O'Neill, Prorry, for the furieilure of the fee of rebel landholders; Radiord, Scoli, Jalin B. Siecle, William G. Steele, Stiles, which was read a first and second time, and re Strous, Swart, Sweat, Townsend, Ward, Fernando Wood, lerrr.d to the Committee on the Judiciary.

and Team-37.

NOT VOTING-Messrs. James C. Allen, Williun J. TOREIGN JAILS.

Allen, Alley, Anderson, Bliss, Loyal, Brundegee, Willian

G. Brown, Clay. Craveris, llenry Winter Davis, Dumont, Mr. BENNET introduced a bill to repeal the Elgerton, Eldridge. Fenton. Ganson, Gooch, Grider, Grisfourth section of an act to provide for carrying wold, Ilale, Tall, Benjamin G. Harris, Charles Al. Harris, the mails from the United States to foreign poris,

Ilerrick, ligby, llotchkiss,llutchins, Philip Johnson, WV'il

liam Johnson, Koran, King, Kapp, Knox, Lazar, Le and for other purposes, approved March 25, 1864;

Blond, Littlejohn, Long, Mallory, McAllister, McDowell, wliich was read a first and second time, and re Melndoe, Mckinney, Alos Myres, Nilson, Pendleton, lurred to the Commiilee on the Post Office and Pike, Pomeroy, Pruril, Samuel J. Randall, Robinson, RogPost Roads.

ers, James S. Rollins, Ross, Smili, Thayer, Voorhees,

Wadsworth, Whaley, Chilion A White. Josepli IV. White, TRADE WITII THE REBELLIOUS STATES. Winfield, Benjamin Wood, and Woodbridge-63. Mr.BOUTWELL submitted the following res

So the resolution was referred to the commit

tee on the conduct of the war.
olution; which was read, considered, and agreed

During the call,
to:
Resolved, that the Committee on Military Alnirs con-

Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania, stated that
sider the expedieney of reporting a bill probibiting the he was paired off with Mr. THAYER; otherwise
transit of goods, wires, or merchandise tuany portion of he would have voted in the negative.
the territory of the United States in possession of the per-
Sons Chiggadorebellion and beyond ile lines of the annies

MESSAGE FROM THIE PRESIDENT. of the United States, and si prohibiting the sale of any A message in writing was received from the goods, wares, or merchandise to personis resident upon said Territory; and i1lso the expediency of authorizing the pur

President of the United States, by Mr. NicoLAY, chase of the products of the territory occupied by the rebels

his Private Secretary. in arms by any person not connected with the Ariny or The SPEAKER, by unanimous consent, laid Navy of the United States, nor otherwise in the service or

before the House the annual message of the Presemployment of the United States, either upon credit or by the paymem ilicretor in money or foreign exchange.

ident of the United States; which was read. (Ic

will be published in the Appendix.] RECESS.

Mr. STEVENS. I move that the usual numMr. WILSON moved that the House take a ber of copies of the message and accompanying recess till one o o'clock, p.m.

documenis be printed for the use of members, On a division there were-ayes 57, noes 32; no and that the message be referred to the Commitquorum voting.

tee of the Whole on the state of the Union. The SPEAKER, under the rules, ordered iell The motion was agreed to. ers, and appointed Messrs. Wilson and Pendle

Mr. STEVENS. I move that fifty thousand ΤΟΝ. .

extra copies of the message alone be printed. The motion was agreed to; the tellers having The motion was referred to the Committee on reported-ayes 66, noes 34.

Printing, under the rules.
So, at thirty-five minutes after twelve o'clock,

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I move that
m., the House took a recess till one o'clock, p. m. the House adjourn.
The House resumed its session at one o'clock.

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASCRY. ESTIMATES FOR PRINTING.

The SPEAKER. Before that motion is put, The SPEAKER, by unanimous consent, laid the Chair asks leavo to lay before the House the before the House estimates of additional appro annual report of the Secretary of the Treasury, priations for the office of the Superintendent of which 1»y law is ordered to be made directly to Public Printing for the fiscal year ending June Congress. 30, 1865; which was referred to the Committee of The SPEAKER thereupon, by unanimous conWays and Means, and ordered to be printed. sent, laid before the House the annual report of

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

TUESDAY, December 6, 1864.
The flouse met al twrlwr o'clock, m. Prayer
by the Chaplain, Rv. W. H. CHANNING.
The Journal of yesterday was read and approved.

ORGANIZATION OF CONGRESS.
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, from the com-
mittee appointed to wait on the President and in-
form him that a quorum of the two Houses had
assembled, and the Congress was ready to rective
any communication he might be pleased to make,
reported that the commiilee had discharged that
dury, and that the President would send in a com-
muincation at one o'clock, p. m., to-day.

The SPEAKER proceeded, as the regular business in order, lu call the Slates for bills on leave.

UNITED STATES CURRENCY. Mr. STEVCNS, in pursuance of previous notice, introduced a bill to prevent gold and silver coin and bullion from being paid or exchanged for a greater value than their mal current value, and for preventing any oto or bill issued by the United States and made lawful money and a legal tender from being received for a smaller sum than is therein specified; which was read a first and second time by its rille.

Mr. SPALDING called for the reading of the bill.

The bill was accordingly read.
Mr. STEVENS. I move that the bill be or-

lution.

jects.

the Secretary of the Treasury on the state of the incompatible with the public interesi, to transmit to the FRAUDS IN PIIILADELPHIA NAVY-YARD. finances; which was ordered to be printed, and

Senale te report an Vicep takra bra inilitary com-
ini.si01, of which Brigadier Gul Speec S. Fry uils

Mr. RANDALL, of Pensylvania referred to the Coinmittee of Ways and Means.

Task the preside-110, appointed Luin VE14 the conduct of Brigadies unanimous consent of the House to offer a reso. REPOIT OF TIIE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR.

Gerra! Pirine of the United States Army, in and about

Paducali, Kimlilcky. The SPEAKER also), by unanimous consent,

The Clerk proceeded to read the resolution, as

Mr. WILSON. Let that lie over until to-morlaid before the llouse the annual report of the Seco

follows: row. retary of the luterior; which was ordered to be

Whereas large frauds have been discovered in the Phil

The PRESIDENT prolempore. Objection being ndelplia navy-yard, and, l'uribermore, many persons livid printed, and referred to the Committee of Ways made, the resolution will lie over.

ing importantand Means.

Mr. STEVENS. I must object to that at

SENATORS FROM LOUISIANA. REPORT OF TIE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY.

present. My colleague will have his time when The SPEAKER also, by unanimous consent,

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair The States are called. laid before the House the annual report of the

will present to the Senate certain proceedings by Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. I do not Secretary of the Navy; which was ordered to be

the Legislature of Louisiana, with a communica want the Siates. I am for hunting up a few inprinted, and referred to the Committee of Ways

tion from the Governor, which will be read. dividuals who are thieves. and Means.

The Secretary read as follows:

Mr. STEVENS. I think the gentleman had Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I renew my

STATE OF LOUISIANA, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, better postpone it.

NEW ORLEANS, November 22, 1861, motion.

Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. I have at SIR: By the terins of a joint resolution adopted by the

least a right to have my resolution read. EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS.

General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, it is made my Mr. PENDLETON, Idesire to enter a motion duty to transmit to the Senate a copy of the proceedings

The SPEAKER. Not if any gentleman obtherein referred to declaratory of the election of Hon. to reconsider the voie by which the resolution in

jects; and the gentleman from Pennsylvania obCHARLES SMITi and lon. R. KING CUTLER as Senators reference to the exchange of prisoners wus thuis of the United States from the State of Louisianal, as well as

Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. But a pormorning referred to the committee on the conduct a certified copy of the joint resolution itsell, all of which I of the war. have the honor to inclose you ils directed, to which is

tion of it had been read before the objection was added a copy of a subsequent joint resolution adopted by made. The SPEAKER.' Did the gentleman vote with the General Assembly althorizmg the Governor to deliver The SPEAKER. The objeetion could be made the prevailing side?

to the Senators their credentials, Mr. PENDLETON. I did not; and as I canI remnaju, with high respect, &c.,

at any time. MICHAEL JAUN,

Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. Well, my not make the motion I hope the gentleman from

Governor of the State of Louisiana. Illinois will.

colleague has cut off the sting. To the PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE. Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I will ex

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The papers åmine the resolution, and if I see no objection, I will lie on the table unless otherwise ordered.

Mr. STEVENS. 1.rise to a privileged ques. will make the motion to-morrow.

Mr. WADE. In connection with that subject | tion. I move to reconsider the vote by which the PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE.

I desire to present a memorial of citizens of Loui message of the President was yesterday referred Mr. BROOKS. I move to reconsider the vote siana, numerously signed, remonstrating against

to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the admission of Senators or Representatives the Union, and to lay the motion to reconsider by which the President's annual message was referred to the Committee of the Whole on the

from the pretended State of Louisiana into the on the table. state of the Union: Congress of the United States, and the reception

The latter motion was agreed to. Mr. STEVENS. I move to lay the motion to of any electoral vote of that State in counting

GOLD BILL, the votes for President and Vice President of the reconsider on the table. Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I have not United States, and praying for the passage of un

Mr. BLAINE. I move to reconsider the vote withdrawn my motion to adjourn. act guarantying republican government in the

whereby the House yesterday referred to the The SPEAKER. The Chuir supposed the geninsurrectionary States, and I ask that it may have

Committee of Ways and Means a bill introduced teman had done so. the same direction as the other papers. I present

by the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. STEMr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. it now', and ask that it lie on the table.

VENS] “ to prevent gold and silver coin and bullion No, sir, I did not. I did not yield to any one.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. That order

from being paid or exchanged for a greater value will be made. It will lie on the table for the

than their real current value, and for preventing The SPEAKER. Then the motion to recon

any note or bill issued by the United States, and sider will not be entered. It can be made to-mor

present.
Mr. MORGAN. I present what purport to be

made lawful money and a legal tender, from being the credentials of Hon.CHARLES Smith and Hon.

received for a smaller sum than is therein speciThe question was taken on Mr. WASIIBURNE's R. KING Cutler, Senators-elect from the State

fied." I believe, Mr. Speaker, that this bill has motion, and it was agreed to; and thereupon (at three minutes to two o'clock, p. m.) the House of Louisiana. I do not propose that these per

been productive of great mischief in the brief sons be now sworn in as members of this body,

twenty-four hours that it has been allowed to adjourned.

float before the public mind as a measure seriously for the Senate will be much better qualified to judge in relation to all the proceedings connected

entertained by ihis House. And I believe that IN SENATE. with the election after they shall bave been care

still more mischief will ensue every day and every WEDNESDAY, December 7, 1864. fully examined, and a report made by a committee

hour the House stands committed to such legisPrayer by Rev. Thomas BOWMAN, D. D., of this body. I shall, iherefore, propose, when

lation, even by the motion of courtesy which refers Chaplain to the Senate, the commitiees are appointed, that the credentials

the bill to a committee. The provisions of the The Journal of yesterday was read and approved. be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

billare very extraordinary, and but for the respect Hon. William Wright, of New Jersey, apIn the mean time I ask that they lie on the table.

I feel for the distinguished gentleman who iniropeared in his seal to-day.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The creden

duced it, I should say they were absurd and

monstrous. Let me read two or three of these tials will be read, unless objection be made. LAWS OF NEBRASKA. Mr. TRUMBULL. I understand that the pa

provisions: The PRESIDENT pro tempore presented copies

2. That a dollar note issued hy the Government, declared pers just submilled are copies of the proceedings of the laws, joint resolutions, and memorials of the

lawrul money and legal tender, is declared or equal value of the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana Territory of Nebraska, passed at the ninth session

for all purposes as gold and silver coin of like denomina in this election, and they are somewhul volumin tion.. of the Legislative Assembly, with copies of the Journals of the Council and House of Representous, and as it is not proposed to take any action

3. That a contract mad.. payable in cnin may be payable

in legal-render United States notes, and that in ditierence atives of the said Legislative Assembly for the upon the subject at this time, unless some one de

ini sale or value shall be allowed between them). sires the reading, I think the Credentials might 5. That no person shall by any device, shill, or contricame session; which were ordered to lie on the

just as well be laid on the table and take the same vance receive, or pay, or contrat in receive or pay, any table. course as the other papers.

Treasury or other note issued by the United Stntes for vir BILLS INTRODUCED.

culation as money, and declared legal tender, for less than The PRESIDENT pro tempore. If no Senator

their lawfully expressed value; and any offender, upon Mr. LANE, of Indiana, asked, and by unanidesires the reading, that order will be made.

conviction, whall suffer imprisonment 1101 (xceeding six mous consent obrained, leave to introduce a bill,

Mr. WADE. These papers contain arguments month, and a fine equal to the full amount of the sum (S. No. 352,) authorizing the holding ota special

on the subject, and I think, perhaps, it would be specified in waid notc. session of the United States district court for the belter to have them all printed.

6. That if my person shall, in the purchnse or sale or I move, there

gold or silver coin or bullio, agree to receive in partene district of Indiana, and for other purposes; which

fore, that all the documents which have been pre iles of corporations or individuals at less than pir valu', was read twice by its title, and, with the accom

sented on this subject be printed for the use of the he shall br deemed to have attended against the provirious

Senate. panying papers, was ordered to lie on the table

of this act, and shall be punished accordingly. until the committees shall be appointed.

The motion was agreed to.

I forbear to recite the remainder of the bill. I Mr. MORRILL asked, and by unanimous con Mr. FOSTER. I move that the Senate do now have read enough to show that if it should become sent obtained, leave to introduce a bill, (S. No. adjourn.

a law the entire population on the Pacific coast 353,) to amend an act entitled "An act to incor The motion was agreed to; and the Senate

would be liable to indictnient and conviction for porate the Metropolitan Railroad Company in the adjourned,

a criminal offense simply because they will perDistrict of Columbia,” approved July 1, 1864;

sist in believing that in the present condition of which was read twice by its lille, and ordered to HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

our currency a gold dollar is worth more than a lie on the table.

paper dollar. And still further, not limiring the WEDNESDAY, December 7, 1864.

scope of the bill to protection of Governmeni cure CONDUCT OF GENERAL PAINE AT PADUCAH. The House met at l wrive o'clock, m. Prayer rency, the gentleman from Pennsylvania proposes

Mr. POWELL. I offer the following resolu- by the Chaplain, Rev. W. H. CHANNING. to punishi, as for a misdemeanor, any one who tion, and, if there be no objection, ask for its The Journal of yesterday was reud and approved. shall agree to sell gold and receive in payment present consideration:

The SPEAKER stated that the first business in “uotes of corporations or individuals at less than Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed, is not

order was the call of commillees for reports.

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por value.

and nays.

The whole bill, sir, aims at what is simply im well, Thomas T. Davis, Dumont, Edgerton, Eldridge, Fen interesi," to give this information--striking out
possible. You cannot make a gold dollar worth ton, Frank, Goochi, Grider, lale, hill, Benjamin Gillar that portion of the resolution which assumes that
less than it is, or a paper dollar worth more than
ris, Charles M. Harris, Herrick, Iligby, Ilotchkiss, lluich-

the conversation referred to was by uuthority of
ins, Philip Johnson, William Johnson, Kasson, King,
it is, by a congressional declaration. I think we
Knapr, Knox, Lazear, Litucjohn, Long, Mallory: Marvin,

the War Department. I will send to the Clerk had experience enough in that direction with the McAllister, McDowell, Mcinoe, McKinney, Amos Myers, the resolution, modified as I propose. famous gold bill at the last session. We passed

Nelson, Noble, Patterson, Perry, Pomeroy, Samuel J. Ran The Clerk read, as follows: that measure after a very severe pressure, and dall, Alexander H. Rice, Robinson, Edward II. Rollins,

Resolved, That the President of the United States be reJames S. Rollins, Ross, Thayer, Tracy, Voorhees, l'adswith great promises as to the wonders it would worth, Ward, Whaley, Chilton A. White, Joseph W.

quested, in his discretion, and if not incompatible with the work in Wall street. It continued on the statute White, Windom, Winted, Benjamin Wood, Woodbridge,

public interest, to communicate to this flouse the report

made by Colonel Thomas M. Key of an interview between book for some twelve days--gold advancing at a and Yeaman-63.

himseli and General Ilowell Cobb on the lith day of June, frightful rate every day until its repeal was effect So the motion to lay on the table was dis 1862, on the bank of the Chickahominy, on the subject of ed. The billnow under consideration has already agreed to.

the exchange of prisoners of war. had a most pernicious effect, and should it become Mr. BLAINE. I move the previous question Mr. PENDLETON. I shall be perfectly willa law, no man can measure its fatal influence. It upon the motion to reconsider.

ing to accept the modifications proposed by the is for these reasons that I desire to have its refer The previous question was seconded, and the li gentleman, as they do not, in my opinion, change ence reconsidered.

main question ordered to be put, and under the the sense of the resolution. Mr. COX. It seems to me, if the gentleman operation thereof the motion to reconsider was Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Then, Mr. wants to cut down the price of gold, that he had agreed to, there being, on a division-ayes 65, Speaker, I hope that the vote by which the reso. better not have this bill up again and have it disnoes 41.

lution was referred to the committee on the concussed in Congress. He had better have it re The question then recurred upon the reference duct of the war will be reconsidered, and that the ferred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and of the bill to the Committee of Ways and Means. resolution, modified as I suggest, will be adopted. let it be disposed of at once.

Mr. STEVENS. I move to postpone the fur

The motion to reconsider was agreed to. Mr. BLAINE. I desire to get it before the ther consideration of the question for ten days.

The SPEAKER. If there is no objection, the House again simply for the purpose of layfng it

Mr. COX. Would it be in order to move to resolution will be considered as adopted in the on the table, and thus removing it from the field lay the bill on the table?

modified forin proposed by the gentleman from of controversy:

The SPEAKER. It would.

Illinois. Mr. COX. I will assist the gentleman from

Mr. BLAINE. I desire to make that motion. There being no objection, the resolution as Maine in that. But I do not agree with him that Mr. STEVENS. Mr. Speaker, gentlemen are

modified was adopted. this bill has had the effect of putting up the price mistaken if they suppose that this bill contains

CALL OF COMMITTEES. of gold. I think the President played the bull in any provision prohibiting the exportation of gold. his message of yesterday. It embraces no such provision whatever. It seems

The SPEAKER proceeded, as the next busiMr. BLAINE. I cannot stop now to discuss to me that the least the House could do would be

ness in order, to call the committees for reports; that proposition with the gentleman from Ohio. to let the bill be printed and come up for consider

when no reports were presented. I shall be glad to have his aid in laying the bill alion hereafter.

COMMITTEE ON RULES. on the table; and to that end he will of course

As to the statement that the gamblers in gold

The SPEAKER. The Chair will state that, vote to have the motion of reference reconsidered. have carried the premium up twelve per cent, by

on examining the Journal, he finds that the comMr. STEVENS. My friend from Mainc [Mr. reason of the fear that this bill may pass, those

mittee on rules, at the last session of Congress, BLAINE) has an intuitive way of getting at a great who choose to take their part may do so.

was raised only for that session. It fell, as all national question; one which has exercised the

Mr. BLAINE. I move to lay the bill on the

committees do unless specially revived. There. thoughts of statesmen of several countries for table.

fore, if it is the desire of the House that that

Mr. STEVENS demanded the many years; one which I think is at least worthy

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committee shall be continued during this session, of consideration. I do not know how far the bill

The yeas and nays were ordered.

special action of the House is necessary. is practicable, or how far it ought to be modified.

The question was taken; and it was decided in

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I move that But that there ought to be some law which shall the afiirinative-yeas 73, nays 52, not voting 57;

the committee on rules, as raised at the last sesprevent gambling in gold, by which it is put at as follows:

sion, be continued during the present session.
Two and a half times its value, is just as clear as
YEAS-Messrs. James C. Allen, Alley, Allison, Aines,

The motion was agreed to.
Ancona, Augustus C. Baldwin, John D. Baldwin, Blaine,
that that system is making every man who eats
Bliss, Boulwell, Brooks, Broomall, James S. Brown, Chan-

UNITED STATES CURRENCY.
food pay three prices for it, and reduces the price Jer, Cotiroth, Cox, Dawes, Dawson, Denison, Eden, English,
of the lawful money of the country to less than

Finck, Ganson, Grider, Griswold, Hale, Harding, ing Mr. BLAINE. I move to reconsider the vote one half its real value. ton, llolman, Asahel W. Ilubbard, Mulbord, Kalbfleisch,

by which the House this morning laid on the Kernan, Law, Le Blond, Marcy, McBride, Middleton, WilNow, sir, I know that the gold gamblers can liam H. Miller, Daniel Morris, James R. Morris, Morrison,

table the bill to prevent gold and silver coin and take advantage of anything to put up the price of Noble, Norton, Odell, Jolin O'Neill, Pendleton, Perham,

bullion from being paid or exchanged for a greater gold; and you cannot preventii unless you legis

Pike, Price, l'ruyn, Radford, Alexander H. Rice, Rogers, value than their real current value, and for prelate in some way. I do not say that the legisScofield, Scott, Starr, John B. Steele, William G. Strele,

venting any note or bill issued by the United Stilen, Strouse, Stuart, Sweat, Thomas, Townsend, Elihu lation proposed by this bill will reach it, or B. Washburne, William B. Kla-liburn, Webster, Wheeler,

States, and inade lawful money and a legal tender, that it ought not to be very much modified, but I Willians, Wilson, Fernando Wood, and Yeamin-73. from being received for a smaller sum than is say that it is jusi the legislation which England

NAYS-Messrs. Ashley, Baily, Baxter, Beaman, Blair, therein specified. I also move that the motion to adopted during her great wars with Napoleon, and Blow, Boyd, Brandegee, Ambrose IV. Clark, Cobb, Gole,

reconsider be laid on the table. leury linter Davis, Dixon, Donnelly, Driggs, Eckley, continued as a system during the whole of those Eliot, Farnsworth, Frank, Garfield, Grinnell, Hooper, Jolin

The latter motion was agreed to. wars, and found it to act beneficially. How thegen 1. Hubbard, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Julian, Kasson, Kelley,

CALL OF STATES. tleman from Maine, [Mr. Blaine,) by his intuitive

Francis W. Kelioga, Orlando Kellogy, Loan, Longyear, knowledge of these ihings comes to understand

Marvin, McClurg, Samuci F. Miller, Voorhead, Morrill, The SPEAKER proceeded, as the regular or

Leonard Myers, Charles O'Neill, Orth, William H. Ranat once what the ablest statesmen of England look

der of business, to call the States and Territories dail, John II. Rice, sehenck, Shannon, Sloan, Smithers, months to mature, I cannot very well understand. Spalding, Stevens, l'pson, Van Valkenburgli, Whaley, and

for resolutions and bills on leave, commencing It is a happy inspiration, but it is a summary way Wilder-5.2.

with the Territory of Idaho.

NOT VOTING-Messrs. William J. Allen, Anderson, lo dispose of the question. I move to lay the Arnold, William G. Brown, Freeman Clarke, Clay, Cra

MAIL COMMUNICATION WITII CHINA. motion to reconsider on the table.

vens, Creswell, Thomas T. Davis, Deming, Dumont, Ldger Mr. COLE, of California, introduced a bill to Mr. BLAINE demanded the yeas and nays. ton, Eldridge, Fenton, Gooch, Hall, Benjamin G. Harris, authorize the establishment of ocean mail steamThe yeas and days were ordered.

Charles M. Harris, Herrick, Higby, Hotchkiss, Ilutchins,
Philip Johnson, William Johnson, King, Knapp, Knox,

ship service between the United States and China; The question was taken, and it was decided in

Lazear, Littlejohn, Long, Mallory, McAllister, McDowell, which was read a first and second time, and rethe negative-yeus 51, nays 68, not voting 63; McIndoe, Mckinney, Amos Myers, Nelson, Patterson, Per ferred to the Committee on the Post Office and as follows: ry, Pomeroy, Samuel J. Randall, Robinson, Edward Il. Rol

Post Roads. lins, James 8. Rollins, Ross, Smith, Thayer, Tracy, VoorYEAS-Messrs. Anderson, Ashley, Baily, Baxter, Bea bees, Wadsworth, Ward, Chilion A. White, Joseph W. APPORTIONMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES. man, Blair, Blow, Boyd, Brandegee, Ambrose W. Clark, White, Windom, Winficid, Benjamin Wood, and WoodCobbi , Cole, Henry Winter Davis, Deming, Dixon, Don bridge-57.

Mr. SLOAN offered the following resolution, nelly, Driggs, Eckley, Eliot, Farnsworth, Ganson, Grinnell,

and demanded the previous question on its adopIlooper, Jolin H. Hubbard, Hulburd, Ingersoll, Jenckes,

So the bill was laid on the table.

tion: Kelley, Orlando Kelloge, Loan, Longyear, McClurg, Sam. ucl F. Miller, Moorhead, Morrill, Daniel Morris, Leonard

EXCIIANGE OF PRISONERS.

Resolved, that the Judiciary Committee be instructed Myers, Charles O'Neill, Ortli, William H. Randall, John Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, to inquire into the expediency of so amending section two II. Rice, Sclienck, Shannon, Sloan, Smithers, Spalding,

ot'article one of the Constitution of the United States, that Stevens, Thomas, Upson, Van Valkenburgh, and Wilder at the request of the gentleman from Ohio, (Mr.

Representatives in Congress shall be apportioned among -51. PENDLETON,] I move to reconsider the vole by

the several States which inay be included within the Union, NAYS-Messrs. James C. Allen, Alley, Allison, Ames,

which the House referred to the committee on tlie according to their respective numbers of qualified electors, Ancona, Augustus C. Baldwin, Jolin D). Baldwill, Blaine, conduct of the war his resolution calling on the

and to report by bill or otherwise.
Bliss, Boutwell, Brooks, Brooniall, James 8. Brown, Chan President for information in relation to an inter The previous question was then seconded.
ler, Cotlroth, Cox, Dawes, Dawson, Denison, Eden,
English, Finck, Garfield, Grinnell, Harding, Harrington,

view on the bank of the Chickahominy on the The main question was then ordered.
Holman, Asaliei W. Hubbard, Julian, Kalbfleisch, Francis subject of the exchange of prisoners of war. I Mr. PENDLETON. Is it in order to move
W. Kellogg, Kernan, Law, Le Blond, Marcy, McBride, am willing to make that motion, and have the that the resolution be laid on the table?
Middleton, William II. Milier, James R. Morris, Morrison,

vote reconsidered, provided the gentleman will The SPEAKER. It is.
Norton, Odell, John O'Neill, Pendleton, Perhain, Pike,
Price, Pruyn, Radford, Rogrrs, Scofield, Scout, Sunith,
agree to an amendment of his resolution.

Mr. PENDLETON. Then I submit that mo. Starr, John B. Steele, William G. Steele, Stiles, Strouse,

Mr. PENDLETON. Will the gentleman tion. Stuart, Sucat, Townsend, Elibu B. Washburn, William please indicate the amendment he desires ?

The motion was disagreed to.
B, Washburn, Webster, Wheeler, Williams, Wilson, and

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I desire to The question then recurred on the adoption of
Fernando Wood-68.
NOT VOTING-Messrs. William J. Allen, Arnold,

amend it so as to call upon the President" in his the resolution.
William G. Brown), Freeman Clarke, Clay, Cravens, Cres discretion, and if not incompatible with the public Mr. BROOKS. I ask the gentleman from Wis.

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consin to allow me to amend his resolution so that Mr. COX. I ask the gentleman from Illinois FRAUDS IN PHILADELPHIA NAVY-YARD. it shall provide thut Senators in Congress shall be to yield to me to offer an amendment. apportioned in the same way.

Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania, introduced Mr. INGERSOLL. I will hcar the amendThe SPEAKER. The main question having

the following preamble and resolution: ment. been ordered, amendment is not now in order.

Whereas large frauds have been discovered in the PhilaMr. STEVENS. Iobject to the consideration

delphia navy-yard, and, furthermore, many persons holding On a division there were-ayes 34, noes 42; no of the resolution on this day.

important positions therein, and heretofore supposed to be quorum voting.

The SPEAKER. Then it will lie over until of character for honesty, have been placed in confinement The SPEAKER, under the rules, ordered tell to-morrow.

for alleged complicity in such theft: Therefore, ers, and appointed Messrs. Sloan and Brooks.

Resolved, Thiati committee of - meinbers of the flouse Mr. COX. I give netice that when the resolu

be appointed to investigate such frauds, and others that Mr. STEVENS. I do not know whether I tion comes up I shall offer the following amend may be discovered, with power to send for persons and understand the resolution, and I ask that it be again ment:

papers, and that it shall be the duty of such committee 10 read. If it be a mere resolution of inquiry, there Resolved, That (if not incompatible with the public in

report to this House the result of their inquiry. can, of course, be no objection to it.

terests) all communications in reference to the exchange Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. I do not The resolution was again read.

of prisoners, not heretofore published, be communicated to like to demund the previous question; but if I do Mr. COX. Is it in order to call for the yeas this House by the Secretary of War.

noi, the resolution will go over. and nays?

NATURALIZATION OF SAILORS.

Mr. STEVENS. I suggest to my colleague The SPEAKER. It is.

Mr. ARNOLD introduced a bill for an act to

that the preamble affirms a fact which the House Mr. COX. Then I demand the

yeas
and

nays
on the adoption of the resolution.
8o amend the laws in regard to the naturalization

cannot be aware of, and he had better modify it The yeas and nays were ordered. of soldiers as to include sailors also in its provis

in some way, so that, instead of affirining a fact, ions; which was read a first and second time,

an inquiry into the fact shall be directed. The question was taken, and it was decided in and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. I take it the affirmative-yeas 60, nuys 55, not voting 67;

for granted that when a man is locked up he is as follows:

SALE OF MINERAL LANDS.

Jocked up for some charge, and that there is some YEAS - Messrs. Alley, Allison, Amnes, Arnold, Baily, Mr. JULIAN introduced the following resolu

crime he has committed. There are sixteen men John D. Baldwin, Baxter, Beaman, Blow, Boutwell, Boyd, Droomall, Ambrose W. Clark, Cobb, Cole, Donnelly, tion; which was read, considered, and agreed to:

locked up. Driges, Eckley, Eliot, Farnsworth, Garfield, Grinnell, Resolved, That the Committee on Public Lands be in

The SPEAKER. If the resolution gives rise Hooper, Ashael W. Ilubbard, llulburd, Ingersoll, Julian, structed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law

to discussion it goes over under the rule. Kasson, Kelley, Orlando Kellogg, Longyear, Marvin, Mc for the sale of the mineral lands of the United States, and Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. I demand Bride, McClury, Moorhead, Morrill, Daniel Morris, Leon to report by bill or otherwise.

the previous question. ard Myers, Norton, Charles O'Neill, Orth, Patterson, Perham, Price, Williain II. Randall, Alexander II. Rice, John

ENLISTMENT OF SOLDIERS.

The previous question was seconded. H. Rice, Schenck, Shannon, Sloan, Spalding, Starr, Ste Mr. HOLMAN introduced the following pre

Mr. STEVENS. I move to lay the resolution vens, Thomas, Upson, Van Valkenburgh, Elibu B. Washamble and resolution, and demanded the previous

on the table. burne, Wheeler, Williams, and Wilson-60.

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I should NAYS_Messrs. James C. Allen, Ancona, Augustus C. question: Baldwin, Blair, Bliss, Brandegee, Brooks, James s. Brown,

like to have the resolution read again. When a

Whereas it is represented that many instances have ocChaller, Coffrotli, Cox, Dawes, Dawson, Densing, Deni

member here offers a resolution charging frauds curred wiere soldiers have enlisted in the service of the son, Dixon, Eden, English, Finck, Frank, Ganson, Grider, United States during the present war to fill up old regi.

I hope the House will not refuse an investigation. Harding, Harrington, Holman, Jenckes, Kalbileisch, Ker

ments, with the assurance given in some cases by the of The resolution was again read. nan, Law, Le Blond, Marcy, Middleton, William II. Miller, James R. Morris, Morrisou, Noble, Odell, John O'Neill,

ficers of such regiments, in others, by the Governors of the Mr:, WASHBURNE, of Minois. I suggest to

States where the enlistinent was made, that such enlistPendleton, Pruyn, Radford, Rogers, Scotl, Smith, Smithers, ment should be limited to the unexpired term of the regi

the gentleman from Pennsylvania that he modify John B. Steele, William G. Steelc, Stiles, Strouse, Stuart,

ment, being in most instances about two years, and such his resolution by inserting in the preamble the Sweat, Townsend, Webster, Whaley, and Fernando

soldiers, by the inadvertence or fault of the mustering ofli words "as is alleged.” At present he makes the Wood-55.

cers, mustered into the service for three years, contrary to NOT VOTING-Messrs. William J. Allen, Anderson,

charge. the true intention of sucli enlistment: Therefore, Astley, Blaine, William G. Brown, Freeman Clarke, Clay,

Resolved, That thic Committee on Military Affairs be in

MI. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. No, sir; Cravens, Creswell, Henry Winter Davis, Thomas T. Davis,

structed to inquire into the facts of sucli enlistments, and you have not listened to the reading of the resoDumont, Edgerton, Eldridge, Fenton, Gooch, Griswold,

what legislation is necessary to enable, or require, the Sec lution or you would have found that the interpoHale, Hall, Benjamin G. Tiarris, Charles M. Harris, Ier

retary of War to do justice in the preinises, and report by rick, ligby, Hotchkiss, John II. flubbard, Ilutchins, Philip

lation proposed is unnecessary. bill or otherwise. Johnson, William Johnson, Francis W. Kellogg, King,

Mr. O'NEILL, of Pennsylvania. I think this Knapp, Knox, Lazear, Littlejoli, Loan, Long, Mallory, The previous question was seconded, and the resolution requires some debate. I am not preMcAllister, McDowell, Melndoe, McKinney, Samuel F.

main question ordered to be put. Miller, Amos Myers, Nelson, Perry, Pike, Pomeroy, Samuel

pared to vote on it at this time. There are many J. Randall, Robinson, Edward H. Rollins, James S. Rol

Mr. SCHENCK. With the permission of the reasons why I think it should not be adopted by lins, Ross. Scofield, Thayer, Tracy, Voorhees, Wadswortli, House I will say the inquiry is proper enough, the House, and hence I hope that it will go over Ward, William B. Washburn, Chillon A. White, Joseph but I would suggest a modification. Wherever under the rules. W. White, Wilder, Windom, Winfield, Benjamin Wood, the enlistment has been for three years, it has not Woodbridge, and Yeaman–67.

The SPEAKER. The gentleman's colleague So the resolution was adopted.

been by the inadvertence of the mustering officer, has demanded the previous question on the reso

but of the party who is mustered in. If prom lution. During the vote,

ises were made by regimental officers, and Gov Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. I only · Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania, moved to ernors of States-and there is no question that wish light, dispense with the reading of the list.

such promises have been made, and improperly The SPEAKER. Debate is not in order. Mr. HARRINGTON objected, stating that they were made without authority of law; and if Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. Well, I when the reading had been dispensed with he had soldiers were intrapped and deceived it was owing will modify the resolution by inserting the words ofien found his name not recorded. to no fault in the mustering officers.

“as is alleged." The vote was then announced as above re Mr. HOLMAN. My only object was to get The SPEAKER. There is a blank in the regcorded.

the matter before the committee of which the gen olulion. Of what number of members does Mr. SLOAN moved to reconsider the vote by tleman from Ohio is chairman, that it mighi be gentleman wish the cominittee to consist? which the resolution was adopted; and also moved considered. It is only a matter of inquiry, at any Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. Nine. that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table. rate.

Mr. KELLEY. There are similar allegations The latter motion was agreed to.

The resolution was agreed to.

made in regard to other navy-yards. I ask my JURISDICTION OF DISTRICT COURTS. The preamble was agreed to.

colleague to modify his resolution so as to inake Mr. WILSON submitted the following resolu

RESTORATION OF CIVIL AUTIIORITY.

the inquiry general.

Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. I will intion; which was read, considered, and agreed to: Mr. YEAMAN introduced a bill to provide for

clude the arsenal at Philadelphia. Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary consider the restoration of the civil authority of ine United Mr. SPALDING. I ask the genileman to modand report wheuer any legislation is needed in reference States in certain States; which was read a first to the jurisdiction and authority of the several district

ify liis resolution so as to refer this matter to the and second time, referred to the Committee on courts of the United States.

standing Committee on Naval Affairs, and save the Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed.

expense to the country of a special committee. PROTECTION OF OVERLAND EMIGRATION.

NAVY-YARD, ETC., AT CLEVELAND.

Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. Task no Mr. WILSON introduced a bill to provide for

Mr. SPALDING introduced a bill to provide These frauds can be hunted up withoui uny appro

expense. I have not asked an appropriation. the protection of overland emigration to the States

for the establishment of a navy-yard and navy and Territories of the Pacific; which was read a

priation. first and second time, and referred to the Com- || depot at Cleveland, in the State of Ohio; which

Mr. O'NEILL, of Pennsylvania. I should mittee on Military Affairs.

was read a first and second time, referred to the like to know if the resolution is debatable.
Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be

The SPEAKER. It is not.
EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS,
printed.

Mr. O'NEILL, of Pennsylvania. If it is, I Mr. INGERSOLL offered the following reso

EXCIIANGE OF PRISONERS.

should like to have something to say upon the lution:

Mr. COX offered the following resolution: subject. Resolved, That the Secretary of War is hereby directed Resolved, If not incompatible with the public interest, all

Mr. SPALDING. I hope the House will vote to report to this House what obstacles, if any, now inter comniunications with reference to the exchange of pris down the previous question. I call for tellers on pose to prevent an early and full exchange of the prisoners

oners, not heretofore published, be communicated to this the second. of war tow held by the rebels. House by the Secretary of War.

Tellers were ordered; and Messrs. RANDALL, of The SPEAKER. This being a call upon one The SPEAKER. This resolution being a call Pennsylvania, and SPALDING, were appointed. of the Executive Departments for information for executive information, requires unanimous

The House divided, and the tellers reported must, under the rules, lie over for one day, un consent to be considered this day.

ayes 52, nnes 63. less there be unanimous consent to its adoption Objection being made, the resolution was laid So the House refused to sccond the demand for at this time. over under the rule.

the previous question.

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Mr. BROOMALL. I move to refer the subject Mr. ANTHONY. offer the following nom that I offered yesterday on that subject will be remailer of the resolution to the Comınittee on Pub- || inations for standing committees:

ferred with the other papers? lic Expendiures.

On Foreign Relations- Messrs. Sumner, (chair The PRESIDENT pro tempore. It will be reMr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. I called man,) Foster, Doolille, Harris, Duvis, Jolinson, | ferred, with all the other papers, 10 the Committhe previous question, and therefore I am entitled and McDougall.

tee on the Judiciary. There were three several to control iny rt solution.

On Finance-Messrs. Sherman, (chairman,) documents presented, all of which will be referred The SPEAKER. The House, however, re Howe, Cowan, Clark, Van Winkle, Conness, to the same committee. fused to second the previous question, whereby and Henderson.

EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS. the gentleman loses his control of the resolution. On Commerce-Messrs. Chandler, (chairman,) Mr. O'NEILL, of Penusylvania. I rise to de- | Morrill, Ten Eyck, Morgan, Sprague, Saulsbury,

The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the bale the resolution. and Lane of Kansas.

Senate a communication from the Secretary of the The SPEAKER. Then the resolution lies over On Agriculture-Messrs. Lane of Kansas, Interior transmitting a labular statement furnishunder the rule. (chairman,) Hurlau, Wilson, Farwell, and Pow

ing the information called for by a resolution Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. When can ell.

adopted by the Senate April 11, 1864, in regard I get a record ?

On Military Affairs and the Militia-Messrs. to the number of cases commenced and pending The SPEAKER. When the resolution again Wilson, (chairman,) Lave of Indiana, Howard,

in the courts of the United States; which was comes up, if any motion shall be before the House | Nesmith, Morgan, Sprague, and Brown.

ordered to lie on the table, and be printed. upon which the yeas and nays can be ordered. On Naval Affairs-Messrs. Grimes, (chairman,)

The PRESIDENT pro tempore also laid beMr. O'NEILL, of Pennsylvania. I am will- | Anthony, Willey, Ramsey, Harding, Hicks,

fore the Senate a communication from the Secreing to let the debate go on iv-day if the House and Hendricks.

tary of the Interior transmitting a report in obedi. will permit it. I am ready to say to-day whut I On Manufactures-Messrs. Sprague, (chair

ence to the joint resolution of Congress approved have to say: mun,) Morgall, Riddle, Wilkinson, and Hen

June 30, 1864, enlilled "A joint resolution authorMr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. And I am dricks.

izing the Secretary of the Interior to reclaim and ready to answer you.

On the Judiciary--Messrs. Trumbull, (chair

preserve certain propery of the United States;” The SPEAKER. The resolution cannot be man,) Foster, Ten Eyck, Harris, Foot, Powell,

which was ordered to lie on the table. debated upon the same day upon which it is pre and Johnson.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore also laid besented except by unanimous consent.

On Post Offices and Post Roads- Messrs. Col

fore the Senate a message from the President of
ABOLITION OF BOUNTIES.
lamer, (chairman,) Dixon, Ramsey, Conness,

the United States, communicating, in answer to
Mr. BROOMALL submitted the following res-
Buckalew, Pomeroy, and Van Winkle.

the resolution of the Senate of the 6th instant, reolution, upon which he demanded the previous | Pomeroy, Foot, Harding, Carlile, Hendricks,

On Public Lands-Messrs. Harlan, (chairman,)

questing information in regard to aid furnished lo

the rebellion by British subjects, a report from question: and Wright.

the Secretary of State and the documents by which Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be in

On Private Land Claims-Messrs. Harris, (chair

it was accompanied; which were referred to the structed to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill abolishing and preventing the paying of bounties to soldiers man,) Sumner, Howard, Riddle, and Harding.

Committee on Foreign Relations, and ordered to enlisting in the service or the United States, and to raising On Indian Affairs-Messrs. Doolittle, (chair

be printed. the pily of soldiers as to compensate for the loss of bounties. man,) Wilkinson, Lane of Kansas, Harlan,

THANKS TO NAVAL OFFICERS. The previous question was seconded, and the Nesmith, Brown, and Buckalew.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore also laid before main question ordered, and under the operation On Pensions — Messrs. Foster, (chairman,) the Senate the following message from the Presithereof the resolution was agreed to.

Lane of Indiana, Van Winkle, Saulsbury, Buck dent of the United States:
AMENDMENT OF INTERNAL REVENUE LAW.

alew, Foot, and Brown.
On Revolutionary Claims-Messrs. Wilkinson,

To the Senate and House of Representatives :
Mr. ODELL submitted the following resolu (chairman,) Chandler, Wilson, Nesmith, and

In conformity to the law of July 16, 1862, I most cor

dially recommend that Capuain Jolin A. Winslow, United tion; which was read, considered, and agreed to: Wright.

Siates Navy, receive a vote of ihanks from Congress for Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means be

On Claims-Messrs. Clark, (chairman,) Howe,

the skill and gallantry exhibited by him in the brilliant instructed to inquire into the expediency ot' amending the internal revenue law, by providing for an ad valorem tax Pomeroy, Anthony, Morrill, Flicks, und Davis.

action, while in command of the United States steamer

Kearsarge, which led to the total destruction of the piratical upon all sales of merchandise of every description, and to On the District of Columbia-Messrs. Hale, craft Alabama on the 1901 June, 1864-a vessel superior in report by bill or otherwise.

(chairman,) Dixon, Morrill, Wade, Willey, Hen tonnage, superior in number of guns, and superior in num-
ARREST OF SEAMEN.
derson, and Richardson.

ber of crew.
Mr. ELIOT submitted the following resolution;
On Patents and the Patent Office-Messrs. Cow-

This recommendation is specially made in order to com

ply with the requirements of the ninth section of the aforewhich was read, considered, and agreed to:

an, (chairman,) Ten Eyck, Ramsey, Lane of said act, which is in the following words, namely:
Indiana, and Saulsbury.

“ Thai any line officer of the Navy or Marine corps may
Resolved, that the Committee on Commerce inquire into
the expediency of extending the provisions of the acts of

On Public Buildings and Grounds- Messrs.

be advanced one grade, if, upon recommendation of the

President by name, he receives the thanks of Congress for July 20, 1790, and June 19, 1813, concerning the arrest of Foot, (chairman,) Trumbull, Grimes, Farwell,

highiy distinguished conductiu conflict with the enemy, seamen, with leave to report by bill or otherwise. and Hendricks.

or for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession."
EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATION.
On Territories-Messrs. Wade, (chairman,)

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
The SPEAKER laid before the House a com-
Wilkinson, Hale, Lane of Kansas, Carlile, Da-

WASHINGTON City, December 5, 1864.
vis, and Richardson,

The message was referred to the Committee on munication from the Secretary of the Interior in regard to matters in the District of Columbia;

On Pacific Railroad-Messrs. Howard, (chair. Naval Allairs. which was referred to the Committee for the Dis.

mun,) Collamer, Johnson, Harlan, Trumbull, The PRESIDENT pro tempore also laid before trict of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Sherman, Morgan, Conness, and Brown.

the Senate the following message from the PresiAnd then, on motion of Mr. FARNSWORTH,

To Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses dent of the United Stales:

of the Senate-Messrs. Dixon, (chairman,) Clark, To the Senate and House of Representatives :
(at twenty-five minutes to two o'clock, p. m.,)
the House adjourned.
and Harding.

In conformity to the law of July 16, 1862, I most cor-
On Engrossed Bills-Messrs. Lane of Indiana,

dially rerommend that Lieutenant Williain B. Coching,

United States Navy, receive a vote of thanks from Cou(chairman,) Sumner, and Willey.

grees for his iinportant, gallant, and perilous achievement IN SENATE,

Joint Commiltee on Printing-Messrs. Anthony, in destroying the rebel iron-clad steamer Albemntle on the THURSDAY, December 8, 1864. (chairman,) Morgan, and Powell.

miglit of ihe 27th October, 1864, at Plymouth, North Caro

lina. Prayer by Rev. Thomas Bowman, Chaplain | Howe, (chairman) Cowan, and Hicks. Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills-Messrs.

The destruction of so formidable a vessel, which had reto the Senaie.

sisted the continued attacks of a mimber of our vessels on The Journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Joint Committee on the Library—Messrs. Colla former occasions, is an important event touching our future Hon. Charles R. Buckalew, of Pennsylvania, mer, (chairman,) Johnson, and Howard.

uaval and matary operations, and would reflect honor on and Hon. B. Gratz Brown, of Missouri, ap

Select Committee on Slavery and the Treatment of

any oflicer, and redounds to the credit of this young fbcer

and the few brave comrades who assisted in this successful peared in their seats to-duy.

Freedmen-Messrs. Sumner, (chuirman,) How and daring undertaking.

ard, Carlile, Pomeroy, Buckalew, Brown, und This recommendation is specially made in order to com-
NOTICE OF A BILL.
Conness.

ply with the requirements of the ninth section of the aforeMr. DAVIS gave notice of his intention to The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The question

said act, which is in the following words, namely:

“ Thai any line officer of the Navy or Marine corps may ask leave to introduce a joint resolution for the will be, Will the Senate agree to the several nom be advanced one grade, ll, upon reconimendation of the restoration of peace and the Union, the vindica- || inations proposed by the Senator from Rhode Isl President boy name, he receives the thanks of Congress for tion of the Constitution, and the construction of land ?

highly distinguished conduct in conflict with the enemy,

or for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession." additional and adequate guarantees for the rights The nominations were agreed to.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. and liberties of the people of the United States.

SENATORS FROM LOUISIANA.

WASHINGTON City, December 5, 1864.
STANDING COMMITTEES,
Mr. MORGAN. I now desire that the creden-

The message was referred to the Committee on
Mr. ANTHONY. I move that the Senate
tials of Mr. Cutler and Mr. Smith, Senators-elect

Naval Affairs. proceed to the election of the standing commit from Louisiana, which were presented yesterday

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS. tees.

and laid on the table in consequence of the com Mr. GRIMES. I present the memorial of the The motion was agreed to.

mittees not being appointed, be taken from the Washington Gas-Light Company, in which they Mr. ANTHONY. I ask the unanimous con table and referred io the Committee on the Judi represeni that in 1860, and at a subsequent period, sent of the Senate to suspend the 34th rule re ciary.

Congress limited the amount which they were quiring the committees to be elected by ballot, The PRESIDENT pro tempore. That order authorized to collect from the consumers of gas; in order thal they may be elected by nomination. will be made; and the other papers connected that since those acts were passed the expense of

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Is thire any therewith will be referred to the same commillee, | manufacturing gas has greatly increased; that the objection to the suspension of the rule? The unless otherwise ordered.

Senate has upon two occasions at the last session Chair hears none. The rule is suspended. Mr. WADE. Is it understood that the protest II passed a bill allowing an addition to the amount

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