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(Continued from NO 3.) The House has decided, said Mr. W. that Messrs. AYСRIGG, YORKE, STRATTON, MAXWELL, and HalSTED, shall not be admitted as members, but it has not decided who shall take their seats as members from New Jersey.
Mr. SMITH of Maine. The House has decided not less than six times that those gentleman from New Jersey who clain under the Go ernor's commission shall not be permitted to take their Seals.
Mr. MERCER here moved that the House adjourn; and Messrs. Griffin and Davis being appointed tellers, the question was taken, and decided in the negative-ayes 113, nays 117.
Mr. SMITH of Maine called for the reading of his resolution, and moved the previous question
The CHAIR was proceeding to read the resolution, (Mr. SMITH stili retaining the floor,) when
Mr. PROFFIT rose amid loud cries of “order, ender,” and said that he rose to a point of order. He wanted to know whether a gentleman could move a resolution, and, before it was debated, move the previous question on it?
Mr. SMITH was understood to say that he was only following the example set by the gentleman from Virginia before him (Mr. WISE ]
Mr. PROFFIT. I ask whether it is in order for a gentleman, because he has a sufficiency of lungs to enable him to drown the voices of all the rest, to propose a resolution, and then move the previous question? I say that it is not in order.
[Here Mr. F ROFFIT was loudly called to order from various parts of the hall, and took his seat ]
Mr. JOHNSON of Maryland. I make a further point of order, and ask if the gentleman from Maine is entitled to the floor?
Here something like order was restored, and the CLERK proceeded to read the resolution, when
Mr. SMITH moved the previous question on it. Mr. WISE rose to a point of order. By the resolution of the gentleman from South Carolina, Hir. RHETT,) he said this House had determined that it would decide the question as to who should be received as the Representatives from the State of New Jersey before going into the election of a Speaker. He called for the reading of that resolution, and appealed to the consciences of genilemen whether they would not carry out a resolution adopted by their own votes.
Mr. SMITH. My conscience is perfecıly at rest as far as the gentleman from Virginia is concerned. That resolution was voted against by the gentleman, and was, by the general consent of the whole House, considered as reconsidered.
[Here Mr. Smith was interrupted by loud and repeated calls to order, from the Opposition members. A violent uproar ensued--Mr. Smith defending his right to the floor, and attempting to proceed with his remarks, while the cries of “Order, order,” were continued, so as to prevent him from being heard.]
Mr. WADDY THOMPSON, at this stage of the proceedings, addressed the Chair, and said a few words, the only part of which heard by the reporter was, “I'll make him sit down if you'll order
Mr. SMITH still retaining his place on the floor, and endeavoring to make himself heard,
The CHAIR was understood to direct him to take his seat, and Mr. S. sat down. 'The noise and confusion was so great, however, that the reporter could not hear what the Chair said.
Mr. WISE called for the reading of Mr. RHETT's resolution, when the clamor instantly ceased, and the resolution was read.
Mr. WISE :aid: I submit the point of order, whether that resolution of Mr. JÚHETT is not imperative? Gentlemen cannot waive that resolution. They have, under the dispensation of Providence, by which we have been deprived of the vote of a member, who is confined to his sick bed, [Mr. Hawes,] been able to bring us to a tie, and
thus defeat the resolution I offered for Mr. AyCRIGG and his associates to take their seats as Represeutat ves from New Jer ey. I put it to gent'einen whether it is in good faith to pass over the resoiution they have ado, tej? I put it to their con. sciences, and ask them if they dare waive the claim:of Mess's. DickERSON and Vroom, and their a sociale.? I they do, will it not be considered that tho e claims were a pretence from the beg. n)n ng? Do you now say, gentlemen, that you have played out the play, and tht the:e claims were but a sham from the beginning?
Mr. SLITH ob erved that the question was upon his resolution, and that he hail never taken his seat since he presented it. [Here Mr. S. was again interrupted with such loud and repea'ed cries of "order, order!" that it was impossib'e to hear what he said.]
Mr. VANDERPOEL observed that he commended the motives and conduct of the gentleman from Virginia, when he introduced his resolntion, which he hoped would calm the tempest which had been raging round them for twelve days. Let me explain the position in which this House was, said Mr. V. when that resolution was offered. The whole morning was consumed in useless debate on a question of amending the journal. A resolution had been submitted by the gentleman from Virginia, for carrying into effect the very proposition which he now says the House is bound to carry out, though he opposed that proposition at the outset, and has taken the floor this morning in support of the motion to reconsider it. While the gentleman was on le floor, he reproached us wi!h wasting time on preliminary matters. He called out to lis to march boldly up to the main question. We took hiin at his word--we have taken the vote, and his resolution has been rejected. There is thus, said Mr. V. an end of the whole matter.
Mr. WISE here explained that the object of his intended speech was to dispense with the resolution for the appointment of a committee, in order 10 bring the House to decide, under the resolution of the gentlemen from South Carolina, (Mr. RHETT,] who should be considered members from the State of New Jersey. By that resolution, the House had imperatively decided that, before going into the election of a Speaker, it would decide this quest on.
Mr. VANDERPOEL said it amounted to the same thing The resolution of the gentleman from Virginia Mr. DROMGOOLE) was only carrying out the resolution of the gentleman from South Carolina, and appointing agencies for that purpose. When the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. W SE] was contending for a repeal of the resolution, he proposed that we should march to the direct question boldly, and every gentleman believed that it was a waiver of all preliminary matters.
Mr. GALBRAITH rose to a point of order, and asked if a ques ion of order was debatable?
Mr. WISE. I appeal to my honorable col. league from the Norfolk district, if he did not ask me whether the decision, as to the right of the members holding the cert ficates of the Governor, wonlu preclude the right of deciding as to the claims of the others?
The CHAIR here said that the resolution that had been adopted by the House, was not reconsidered, and was still in force. The question that was taken, was taken by universal consent, and did not set aside the resolution. The mot on of the gentleman from Maine [Mr. SMITH) was, however, considered by the Chair to be in order, although there are resolu ions in the journal which have not been disposed of.
Mr. SMITH again moved the previous question on his resolution.
Mr. WHITE appealed from the decision of the Chair,
Mr. GRAVES moved an adjournment; and on that question he called for the veas and nays.
The yeas and nays having been ordered, the question was taken on Mr. GRAVÉS's motion,
which was decided in the negative-yeas 109, nays 119.
Mr. DUNCAN asked if the previous question had been called on the resolution.
The CHAIR answered that it had, but the question now was on the appeal of the gentleman from Kentucky.
Mr. WHITE rose and proceeded to make some remariis, when
Mr. ERIGGS appealed to the Chair whether the question on an appeal was debatable.
Mr CAVE JOHNSON requested the CLERK to read the rule which declares that questions of order, of appeal, &c. are not debatable; which was done.
Mr. WHITE continued his remarks, and was repeatedly called to order; and
Mr. SMITH of Maine appealed to the Chair to decide whether the gentleman was in order.
Mr. GIDDINGS moved to lay the appeal on the table; but subsequently withdrew the motion.
Mr. C. H. WILLIAMS moved an adjourninent; but afterwards withdrew the motion.
Mr. WISE renewed the motion to adjourn, and called for the yeas and nays.
The question having been taken, the House refused t adjoun---seas 107, nays 116.
Mr. WHITE moved that his appeal, and the resolution of Mr. Saita, be laid on the table.
Messrs. GRAVES and WHITE asked for a call of the Hou e; and
Og motion of Mr. JOHNSON, the yeas and na's were ordered on taking that quesiion, and they resulted in-yeas 84, nays 125,
Mr. THOMAS then moved a division of Mr. WHte's moin, when
Mr. WHITE withdrew his moti n, and movel to lay Mr. Suru's resolut on on the table; and
Mr. DUNCAN cailed for the previous question on ihat moion.
The question was then taken on M. WHITE's motion, is nd it was decided in the negative-yeas 105, nays 113.
Mr EVERETT appea'ed to his friends to wit draw further opposition. We are fairly bea'en, said hc, and let us s.bmit like men. If the gent eman from Maine would agree to modify his reso'uion, so as to go into the elect on of Speaker to
morrow at twelve o'c ock, instead of now, he would no longer oppose it.
Mr. SMITH. Agreed, agree] !
Mír. WISE. I give gent'emen of this House fair warning, that I wa h my hands of all agreemen's. I siand upon my righ's, and will not acknowledge myself beaten unui I know I am so.
Mr. SMITH rose and made some remarks, which it was impossible to hear from the uproar That immedia ely ensued. During loud cries of "order, order," Mr. S. was heard to say, “I rise to a point of crder."
Mr. WISE replied, you are in the midst of disorder.
Mr. SMITH. I know it, sir.
The question was then taken on the motion to adjouro, and it was decided in the negative-yeas 108, nays 117.
Mr. SMITH of Maine. The question is now on my resolution to proceed to the election of a Speaker, and I beg ihe Chair to understand that I did not accept of any modification, unless gentlemen would agree to proceed to an election to-mor
Gentlemen before me refused to do so; therefore my resolution stands as originally offered.
Mr. BYNUM ihen moved the previous question on the resolution.
Mr. PROFFIT moved to lay the resolution on the table unuillo morrow at two o'clock. [Many veices, "not in order.”]
Mr. WISE. I hope the gentleman from Indiana will wiihdraw that motion, and let the gentl man do ibe deed.
The previous question was then seconded, and the main question ordered.
Mr. GRAVES moved a call of the House, so that there might be a full voie on this resolution.
Mr. ATHERTON called the atiention of the CHA'R to the rule which declared that a call of the Ilouse was not in order, after the main question had been ordered.
The CHAIR voted that the motion for a call of the House was out of order.
Mr. STANLY moved that the House now adjourn.
Mr. DAVIS of Indiana called for the yeas
the House by the election of Speaker at this time; and after some general remarks, without yielding the floor, Mr. J. made a motion to adjourn; upon which motion,
Mr. DUNCAN called for the yeas and nays; which were ordered, and were-yeas 101, nays 117.
So the House again refused to adjourn.
Mr. JENIFER continued his remarks for some time. He again reiteraled that New Jersey should be represented in the election of Speaker; that it was the duty of those whom the Administration party claimed as being entitled to seats, to come forward and have their pretensions canvassed. He believed the whole to be a miserable humbug; and that the course adopted by the House, was a violation of Slate sovereignty, and in conflict with the doctrines of State Rights, professed by many of the new members-referring at the same time to the members from the State of Georgia.
Mr. SALTONSTALL addressed the House at considerable length, deprecating the practice of intraducing party names in the course of debate here, and contending that the members from New Jersey who held the Governor's certificates were entitled to seats on the floor of the House, and asserting that if he was placed in the same situation of those gentlemen, he would demand his right to a seat; and when a Speaker was elected, he would claim to be qualified as a member of the House. He argued that those gentlemen were entitled to seats, according to all law and usage, and deprecated the practice of departing from well settled principles of the laws.
Mr. STEINROD then obtained the floor, and said that as three gentlemen who were opposed to the previous question had addres-ed the House, he would now, as a friend to that question, demand the previous question.
Mr. R. GARLAND moved a call of the House, and upon that motion called for the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and were-yeas 106, pays 114. So the House refused to order the call.
The previous question was seconded, ard the main question, which was on the motion to reconsider the resolution to proceed to the election of a Speaker, was then put.
The yeas and nays were demanded on this question, and it was decided in the negative-yeas 108,
order for a gentleman to discuss the merits of his resolution upon an appeal.
Mr. WISE. No appeal has been taken, because I did not yield the floor.
Mr. FRANCIS THOMAS then made a point of order, whether a gentleman could submit a propusition to reverse the decision of the House, and go on and discuss that proposition directly contrary to the opinion of the majority of the House.
The CHAIR again stated that he considered the motion in order.
Mr. FRANCIS THOMAS. Then I appeal from that decision.
Mr. WISE. I do not yield the floor to the gentleman.
Mr. FRANCIS THOMAS. Has not the Chair made a decision? If so, I have appealed from it.
The CHAIR said he had no decision to make.
Mr. FRANCIS THOMAS. Can there be a plainer proposition than the one I have submitted to the Chair? A member has a right to appeal from any decision.
Mr. WISE said he would not yield the floor. He then proceeded with his remarks for some tine; when he gave way to
Mr. TRIPLETT, who moved that the House adjourn.
Upon this motion the yeas and nays were called, and ihe question was decided in the negative-yeas 111, nays 117.
The CHAIR was then understood to say that the reason why he decided that the motion of the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. WISE) was in order, was because of a solemn vote by this House that it would not proceed to the election of a Speaker until it was decided who were entitled to seats as Representatives from New Jersey; and he did not consider that the decision of the House of to-day, which deprived the gentleinen from New Jersey of their seats was binding, because it would be tantamount to an expulsion, which would require a vole of two-thirds to decide
Mr. WISE then said that he believed, from con. versations with his colleagues, that he was somewhat out of order in not yielding the floor for an appeal, and he would now yield it to his colleague to lake an appeal, with the understanding that he would have the privilege of addressing the House after that question was decided.
Mr. DROMGOOLE then appealed from the decision of the Chair, and moved the previous que tion on the appeal.
Mr. WISE then said that, in order to relieve the Chair and the House from difficulty, he would withdraw his resolution, if gentlemen would agree to adjourn until to-morrow. (Many voices, "agreed !”]
Mr. WISE then withdrew his resolution, when
Upon this question the yeas and nays were ordered, and were-yeas 117, nays 109. The House then adjourned at 12 o'clock.
IN SENATE, SATURDAY, December 14, 1839. A message was received from the President of the United States.
Mr. WHITE said that it occurred to him there was some business that might be done by the S. nate. He thought it a tiresome proceeding in daily coming to the Capitol, and returning home again. He would therefore suggest that the presiding officer of the Senate should be empowered to appoint the standing committees, with the exception of the Committee on Commerce.
The PRESIDENT. The proposition is, with the assent of the Senate, to suspend the 34'h rule, and that the presiding officer shall proceed to the appointment of the standing committees of the Senate, with the exception of the Committee on Commerce.
Mr. NORVELL considered that ihe appointment of the Committee on Commerce was as necessary as the appointment of any other committee. We have nominations daily coming in, if he might be allowed to allude to them, which should be referred to that committee; and he therefore hoped that it would not be omitted.
Mr. ALLEN did not see any imaginable reason
Mr. STANLY then withdrew the motion for an adjournment.
The question was . then taken on Mr. Smith's resolution, and deci!ed in the affirmitive-yeas 118, nays 110.
Mr. PROFFITT moved that the House do now adjou n.
The yeas and nays were called for, which were oruerel, and were--yeas 98, nuys 121. So the House refused 10 adjourn.
Mr. PROFFIT rose, and moved to reconsider the vote on the resolution to proceed to the electou of a Speaker, and stated that he did so with a view of submit ing a series of reso'utions, whieh he read. He then addressed the House for about fifieen minu'es in support of his proposition.
Mr. JENIFER next obtained the floor, and spoke about ten minutes, contending that the House had acted inconsistently be the course it had pursued; when he gave way to
Mr. GRAVES, who stated that, as the hour was late, and the gentleman had lengthy notes, he moved that the House adjourn, and called the yeas and nays on the motion, which were ordered, and were-yeas 98, nays 119.
So the House refused to adjourn.
Mr. SMITM of Maioe then moved the previous question.
Mr. JENIFER rose and stated that he had not yielded the floor.
The CHAIR stated that the previous question was moved.
Mr. JENIFER would appeal to any honorable gentleman to say whether he was not entitled 10 the fluor. He would appeal to the gentleman from Virginia, (Mr. DROMGOOLE,] 10 ay whether he was not entitled to the floor.
Mr. DROMGOOLE said that question had teen made to the Chair, and it would be indelicate for him to interfere in it.
Mr. GRAVES appealed from the decision of the Char, and stated that he intended to speak on the subject.
Mr. TURNEY called for the reading of the 45th ru'e, which declares that no debate shall take place on incidental questions after the previous question had been moved.
Mr. DÓNCAN said he thought the gent'eman frim Maryland was entit'ed to the poor by the usages of the House.
The CHAIR said that it was true that such had been the usage of the House; but as there was no rule on the subject, and as he had heard the gentleman from Maine first, he considered it his duty to entertain the motion.
Mr. SMITH said he had understood that the gentleman intended merely to speak against time, and, therefore, he had moved the motion for the previous question; but, if the gentleman was desirous of going on, he would withdraw the motion.
Mr. JENIFER occupied the time of the House for about an hour, in denunciation of the Administration party in the House, for the course it had pursued in reference to the resolution of Mr. RHETT, which he contended should have been carried out by investigating the claims of Messrs. DICKERSON and his four colleagues claiming seals, previous to the election of Speaker. He accused the party with acting in bad faith throughout the whole proceeding. He censured the course which the CLERK had pursued in refusing in the first instance to call the members from Jersey, and for refusing to put motions to a vote of the House, when he was the only presiding officer; and that he had acted in accordance with the promptings of the Globe. He disapprobated the course of the Administration party, in endeavoring to organize
Mr. PICKENS inquired what would be the first business in order, in case the House now adjourned?
The CHAIR stated that the first business in order would be the election of a Speaker.
Mr. PICKENS then moved an adjournment.
Mr. DROMGOOLE statid that that wou'd not be the first motion in order, and asked the gentleman to withdraw it.
Mr. PICKENS then wiihdrew the motion.
Mr. GRAVES renewed it, and the yeas and nays were called; which were ordered, and wereyeas 113, nays 116.
So the House refused to adjourn.
Mr. WISE rose to submit a question of order. He wished to know if it was in order io move a resolution resolving that Messrs. AYСRIGO, STRATTON, MAXWELL, HALSTED, and Yorke, te allowed to vote in the election of Speaker.
The CHAIR decided that it was in order.
Mr. DROMGOOLE. I appeal from that decision of the Chair.
Mr. WISE said he did not yield the floor, and gentlemen could not appeal until he yielded the floor. He would prefer that the House would adjourn until to-morrow, but if gentlemen would not agree to adjourn, he would proceed with his remarks to-night. Mr. W. was proceeding
Nr. VANDERPOEL rose to a po'nt of order.
Mr. WISE said he would not yield the floor; gentlemen might make their point of order after he had concluded his remarks. Mr. W. was again proceeding
Mr. FRANCIS THOMAS rose to a point of order, and pointed the Chair to the rule which requires a member to take his seat when he was called to order. He wished to know if it was in
why all the committees should not be appointed; bat, on be contrary, there were many reasons why they should be. Senators wished to ascerta n on what committees they were to be placed, so that they might qualify themselves to examine the peculiar sobjects submitted to them, and employ what leisure ihey had in acquiring such information as would enable them to discharge their duties with promptness and fidelity.
Mr. WHITE then submitted his reslution, which provided that the presiding officer of the Senate should appoint the standing committees, with the exception of the Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, who should, previously to the appointment of such committees, be ballotted for by the Senate.
Mr. WRIGHT said, that the cour:e proposed, was precisely similar !o that adopted at the last se-sion, as might be a certained by a refere ce to the jouroal. It was then provided that the p:es ding office should app:int the standing committees, with the exception-for reasons then, as now, well understood of the Chairman of the Committee on Commerce. IIe saw no objection to the adoption of the resolution at the present time.
The resolution was unanimously agreed to.
The Senate then proceeded to elect, by ballot, a Chairman of the Committee on Commerce; and the ball, ts being counted, the result was announced 10 be, Whole number of votes
28 For William R. King
26 John Davis
2 Mr. KING was therefore e'ecte!, And the Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SATURDAY, December 14, 1839. The journal hav ng been read,
Mr. WISE inquired of the Cha'r whether the vote on the motion to reconsider Mr. Rustt's resolution was recorded on the journal.
The CHAIR replied that it was not.
The CHAIR then stated that the subiect before the House, according to the vole of the House yesterday, was on proceeding to the election of a Speaker.
Mr. PETRIKIN moved a call of the House, which was ordered; and the roll having been called over, it appeared that members had answered to their names.
Mr. VANDERPOEL moved that the absentees be sent for; which motion was agreed to.
All the members then answered to their names, except Messrs. Hawes and KEMPSHALL.
Mr. PETRIKIN Then moved that the further prceedings under the call be dispensed with.
Mr. WILLIAMS of North Carolina called for the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and wereyeas 141, nays 87.
So all furiher proceedings under the call were dispensed with.
Mr. WHITE of Kentucky then moved the following resolution:
Resoloed, That J. B. AYСRIGG, WM. HALSTED, Jxo. P. B. MAXWELL, CHARLES C. Stratton, and Thomas Jones Yorke, are entitled to vote in the organization of the House unti excluded by a majority of unconlesled votes.
Mr. VANDERPOEL objected to the reception of this resolution. The House had decided, but yesterday, that those persons were not entitled to bold seats, and it could not possibly be in order.
Mr. WHITE denied that the House had ever decided that the members from New Jersey were not entitied to their seats. A majority of the uncontested members had never decided that question; Therefore those gentlemen were entitled to their seats as the Representatives of the State of New Jersey.
Mr. VANDERPOEL rose to a question of order. Was the question of reception debatable?
The CHAIR. That question is debatable.
Mr. VANDERPOEL. Then I appeal from that decision, and move the previous question upon the appeal.
Mr. WHITE said he hoped the gentleman would not attempt to force such a rule as this upon
the House. The previous que tion, he had no doubt, would come soon enough, but gentlemen could not move it yet.
Mr. VANDERFOEL. I call the gentleman to order, and demand that the Chair shall enforce the rules,
Mr. WHITE still proceeding, denied that he que:tion as to the rght of the New Jersey members to take their seats, had been decided by a majority of the incontested members. The majority of the Hou:e had never seitled that question, and he held that, by the resolution of the gentleman from South Carolina, which had been adopted as the standing order of the Hou-e, the House was bound, be ore ut proceeded to the e'ection of a Speaker, to decide as to who were en'itled to seats from the State of New Jersey.
Mr. VANDERFOEL again called the genileman to order, and ins sted that the rules of the House shiuld be enforced.
The CHAIR said the question before the House was on the question of reception.
Mr. VANDERPOEL. That is not the question. The Chair had decided that the question of reception was debarable, and from that decision he (Mr. V.) had appealed, and had moved the previous question on the appeal.
The CHAIR. Then the question is on the appeal, and on that question the previous question is
Mr. WISE would merely ask if the question of reception had not always been decided to be debatable.
Mr. LEWIS then read the 5th rule in relation 10 the reception of motions.
The CHAIR said the gentleman had read no rule which prevented debate.
After a few words on the point by Messrs. POPE and WISE,
Mr. DROMGOOLE moved to lay the question of recept on on the table.
On his que-tion the yeas and nays were demanded, and were-yeas 119, nays 115.
So the que tion was laid in the table.
Mr. PICKENS inquired what was the order of business before the House, and whether the resolution adopted last evening, lo proceed forth with to the election of a Speaker, should not come up first. If so, he hoped that the House would proceed at once to the execution of that resolution.
Mr. PROFFIT here rose, and said he had a resolution to subinil; but
The CHAIR said that it would not be in order.
Mr. PROFFIT said he rose to a point of order. The resolution adopted last evening was, that the House should go into the election of a Speaker. The resolution that he proposed to offer, was to regulate the mann of going into that election. Mr. P. here read a resolution to give the Whig candidates a right to vote in the election of Speaker.
Mr. VANDERPOEL objected to the reception of the resolution, as being out of order; and
The CHAIR decided that it was not in order for Mr. P. to submit his resolution.
Mr. BARNARD rose, and said that he had drawn up a resolution which he proposed to submit at this time, and which he believed to be perfectly in order. The purport of it was to suspend the execution of the order for going at this time into the election of a Speaker. It was true that the House had resolved to go into such election this morning, but that resolve was not binding on the House, which had the power to suspend it at any time, in accordance with the seliled rules of parliamentary practice. Mr. B. here read his resolution as follows:
Resolved, That the execution of the order of this House, adopted yesterday, that the House do proceed to the election of S, eaker, be suspended, to give oppor.unity 10 any member who may be so disposed, to move the House that the members proceed, in the first place, to hear and adjudge, pursuant to a resolution of This House, heretofore adopted, upon the elec'ions, returns, and qual fications of persons who appear to be contesting seats on this floor from New Jersey, or io move that the names of Jno. B. AYСRIGG, JNO. P. B. MAXWELL, William HALSTED, CHARLES C. STRATTON, and Txos. JONES YORKE, the regular return members
from the State of New Jersey, be not called, or their voies counted, in the election of Speaker, or to move that PAILEMON DICKERSON, PETER D. VROOM, DANIEL B. RyaLL, WILLIAM R. COOPER, and Joseph Kille, be called, and their votes counted in the election of Speaker.
Mr. B said that he now proposed to discuss the subject of that resolution.
Mr. CRAIG objected to the reception of the resolution, which he considered to be out of crder, while there was a resolution before the House that had precedence of it.
Mr. BEATTY rose to a point of order, and referred to the rules of the Houie, from which he proceeded to show that ther,solution could not with propriety be received.
Mr. BARNARD observed that if the point of order was persistei in, he asked that the member who raised it should be required to reduce it to writing.
Mr. BEATTY was proceeding to discuss the point of order, when he was required by the CHAIR to put it in writing, which he did as follows:
The point of order suggested is, that under the 52d rule of the House, no motion or any other business shall be received, without special leave of the House, until the unfini-hed business in which the House was engaged at the last preceding adjournment, shall have been disposed of.
Mr. PETRIKIN ob erved that the rules also provided that, when a member is called to order, he shall take his seat. He asked, therefore, that the member from New York be required to take his seat.
Mr. LEADBETTER took the ground that no busine:s could be originated to take precedence of this resolution, to go into the election of Speaker, which the Chair pronounced to be the first thing in order this morning; and insisted that the rules of the House be preserved in that particular.
The CHAIR said that he referred the decision of the question of order 10 the House itself.
Mr. BEATTY demanded either the decision of the Chair, or that he would put the question, to enable the Hou`e to decide it.
Mr. BARNARD claimed ihe floor, and was determined not to yield it until it should be decided against him either by the Chair or the House. If the member on the opposite side had a point of order, let him reduce it to writing.
Mr. BEATTY. I have made my point of order, and reduced it to writing, and demand the decision of the Chair or the House upon it.
Mr. BARNARD. It is the point of order I am proceeding to debate
[He e several members were heard crying out thai a point of order was not debatable.)
Mr. DUNCAN. Do I understand the CHAIRMAN that he reinses 10 decide the question of order?
The CHAIR replied that he had re erred the decision of in to the House itself.
Mr. BYNUM. Then why not let the House decide it?
Mr. DUNCAN said that it seemed to him very extraordinary that the Cha'r would neither decide the question himself, nor, by putting it to the House, enable the House to decide it.
Mr. BARNARD contended that he had a right to the floor, and, unless decided by the Chair or the House to be out of order, had a right to go on with bis remarks.
Mr. BEATTY, [addressing Mr. BARNARD.) You have not the floor, sir, unless you usurp it. There is a resolution which has precedence of all other business, and you have no right to push it as de by originating new business.
Mr. BARNARD. I intend to debate the point of order as soon as I can have the ear of the House.
Mr. BEATTY. You are not in order, and I demand that you take your seat till the point is decided.
Mr. RIVES. If the CHAIR will not decide the point of order, will he de the House the favor to put ihe question and let the House decide it.
The CLERK here, at the instance of a member, read the twenty-fifth rule, requiring a member tó take his seat, when called to order, until the ques tion of order is decided; and also providing that
all questions of order and appea's shall be decided without debate.
Mr. FRANCIS THOMAS made a few obobservati ins, which were not heard.
The CHAIR here decided that Mr. Barnard had a right to proceed with his remarks: but the grounds on which the Chair made the decision were not heard by the reporter.
Mr. STANLY observed t' at the resolution adopted last evening that the House would proceed to the e'ection of a Speaker, was dead; that it applied to la t evening only, and was not row before the House In cinfirmation of this opinion, Mr. S. said that t'e gent'eman fri m Virginia (Mr. DROMGOOLE] w. sore heard last eveni' g urging his friends t, proceed with the election, and giving it as his opinion that, if they adjourved without carrying the resolution into effect, the resolution wou'd die with the pri cecdi gs of the day, and they would have to proceed de novo in the morni' g.
Mr. DROMGOOLE said he would not make any remark with regard to the propriets of repeating what a gent eman might say this fr eds. He wou d admit that he did e press the fear to his friends that the resolution would be considered as expiring w.th that evening's proccedi: gs; but he expressel po deci'ed opinion on it. He was, h wever, uverruled by his friends, whr, on all sides, declared that the res lution would be imperative this morning. He would ask if it was not the understanding with all the ge::t eman's friends last evenirs, that the res lulion woull be in fi rce this m rai: g. At least, he understord that the gentleman from North Carolina, and all his friends, entertained that pipion. He would ask if it was net the urderstanding on all sides of the House that the resolution would be the first thing in order this mi roi'g?
After some remarks from Mr. STANLY,
Mr. WISE denied that there was such a general nrderstarding; fir he entertained the cpini in that the res lation of last night, that they would then go into the election of Speaker, was dead as soon as the House adj ur. e.!. 0. e remark he would make befi re he sat dowa. Fir the last six years he had been witnessing the triumphs of the great Repub'iran party, and, thanx God, they had now brought down that party tislean a major ty, that they now have to jockey in ordez to win the rare
Mr. JAMESON referred to the dec sion made by the Chair, that the resoluti in for going i: to the election of Sreaker, passed last evening, was the first business in order this morning. And quoting the one hundred and twenty-sixth rule of the House he argued the point of order, cortending that the House cou'd enterta n no other propos ti n until that was d sposed of.
M. TURNEY moved that the re-olution of the genteman from New York, [Mr. BARNARD,) and the question of order arising on it, be laid on the table.
Mr. BARNARD here raised a ro'nt of order, with regard to Mr. TURVEY's motiin, which he reduced to writing, as foilows:
A po nt of order having been made, that a resnlution offered by Mr. Bernard was not in order, at this time perding the discussion on that point of order, Mr. Turney rises and moves to lay the subject of the point of order on the table; and also, at the same time, to lay the resolution of Mr. BARNARD on the table. On this motion of Mr. Turkey, Mr. BARSARD makes this point of order: “ That it is not now in order to mive to lay the resolution of Mr. Barvard on the tible.
The CHAIR decided that the moticn of Mr. TORNEY was in order; when,
Mr. PILLMORE rise and said, that, considering this question to be one of vital imp rtance, not cnly at the present moment, but as a precedent for the future action of the House, he wou'd apreal from the decision of the Chair. According to the decision of the Chair, a member who had a re-clution to offer could be compelled to sit down on a point of order before he had time to explain it; and then his resoution was taken from him, while his month was shut by a motion to lay the whole subject on the table. This decision (said Mr. F.) may affect all of us hereafter; and, I therefore, appeal from the decision of the Chair.
Mr. TURNEY called for the previous question on the appeal; and
Mr. FILLMORE called for the yeas and nays.
Mr. PETRIKIN moved to lay the appeal, and every maller relating toil, on the table.
Mr. MERCER observed that the laying the appeal on the lable would have the eflect of a thirming the decision of the CHAIR.
Mr. LEWIS observed that there was great con. fusion prevailing in the Hall, so that it was difiicult to unders!and the true question before the House. He thought the Ilonse would be relieved from its present difficulty by the point of order which he now wished to make. He would ask of the Chair, if it was not announced by him this morning, that the resolution on the election of Speaker, passed last evening, was the first business in order ? He asked the Chair lo determine that po ni of order.
The Chair made no reply.
[Greit confusion prevailing, and frequent ca'ls for the question, mingled with cries of “Order," “order."]
Mr. GRANGER said a few words, which, in the noise that p evajled, were not heard.
The question on seconding the call for the previous question was then taken, Messrs. BANKS and Carter being tellers, and carried-ayes 116, noes not counted.
'The vote was then taken on crdering the main que tion to be put, and car ied without a division.
Mr. CRAIG called for the yeas and nays on the main question, and they were accordingly ordered.
Mr. ALFORD asked the gent'eman from New York (Mr. ParnaRD) to withdraw h's re olutii n, and let the Huu:e go into the election of Speaker. The Administration party had disfranchi-ed New Jersey, and the Opposition had not the p.wer to prevent it. The i-:ue was with the people. He was t red of fighting on the outpost, and wis ready to meet the question.
Mr. CRABB agreel with his frien 1 from Georgia, [Mr. Alford,] that it would be better to go into the election of Speaker at once; and he would give notice to his political friends that he would not go with them in delaying that decision, by makiig ar peals and points of order. He thought it was now high time to go into the election.
Mr. BARNARD said he acceded to the propositiou of the gentleman from Georg a, (Mr. AlFord.) But he wished it to be expressly and d stinctlv understo: d that he did it because he saw that the majority of the House was determined on the course it would pursue with regard to hs proposit on, and the remarks he intended to offer in support of it. Upon that belief he yielded to the proposition of the gentleman from Georgia; and he did so because, in his conscienc, he desired 10 save the House from the evils that would ensue, if it now solemnly decided against the point of order he had raised.
Mr. CRAIG moved a call of the House, which was ordered; and the roll having been called over, and the absentees having been sent for; after some time,
The House then proceeded to the election of a Speaker.
The first vote rav'ng been taken, and before the result was announced,
Mr. YRKE, one of the gentlemen commissiored by the Governor of New Jersev, rese aod asked if the roll had ben called through. No answer being returned to him, he said he perceived that in calling the roll his name was omitted. He held a commission, he said, from the Governor of New Jersey as a Representative from that Slate, and therefore demanded that his vi te be received. He veted for John BELL. After which,
Messrs. STRATTON, AYCR.GG, MAXWELL ard Halsted successively demanded that their voles be read as Representatives from the State of New Jersey, and said that they voted for Joon BELL.
The tel'ers then reported to the Chair the result of the voie to be-235 voles given, and 118 necessary to a choice-of these
FIRST BALLOT. For John W. Jones.-Mess's. J. Allen, H. J. Anderson, Atherton, Banks, Beatty, Beirne, Black
wel, Boyd. Brewster, A. V. Brown, A. G. Brown, Burke, S. H. But'er, W. O. Bliter, Bynum, Carr, Carroll, Casey, Chapman, Clifford, Co'es, Connor, Craig, Ciary, Cross, Deane, Davee, John Davis,J. W. Davis, De Ja Montanya, Doan, Dog, Dromgoo.e, Duncan, Earle, Eus man, Ey, Fine, Fletcher, Floyd, Fornance, Gaibraiih, Gerry, Hammond, Hand, J. Has iigs, Hawkins, Joha Hill of North Carolina, Hillen, Holleman, bicok, Hosant, Hubbard, T. B. Jackson, Jameson, J. Johnson, C. Johnson, N. Jones, Keim, Kemble, Leadbeiter, Leet, Leopard, Lewis, Lowell, Lucas, McC.ei'an, McCullah, McKay, Ma'lury, Marchand, Medill, Miller, Montgi mery, S. W. Morris, Newbard, Parish, Parmenter, Parris, Paynter, Petrikia, Sicbens, Prentiss, Ramsey, Reynolds, Rhett, Rises, R binson, E. Rogers, Samuels, Shaw, Shepard, A. Smith, J. Smith, T. Smith, Starkweather, Steiered, Siroog, Swearingen, Swreny, J. Taylor, F. Thiimas, P. F Thomas, Jacob Thompson, Turney, Vanderpoel, D D. Wagener, Walterson, We ler, Wick, J. W. Williams, H. Williams, and Worthington-113.
For John CELL-Messrs. Adams, J. W. Allen, S. H. Anderson, Andrews, Barnard, Biddle, Bond, Bots, Briggs, Brockway, Apson Brown, W. B. Calh un, W. B. Campbell, W. B. Carter, Chinn, Chiitenden, Clark, J. Cooper, Corwin, Crabby Cranston, Crockett, Curtis, Cushing, E. Davies, G. Davis, Daa son, Deterry, Dennis, Dilleit, Eilwards, Evans, Everett, Fil mre, R. Gauland, Gales, Geniry, Giddings, Gigging, Goode, Giaham, Granger, Green, Graves, Grinnell, Hall, W. S. Hastings, Hawes, Henry, Jonh Hill of Virginia, Hoffman, Hunt, James, Jenifer, C. Johnson, W. C. Johnson, Lawrerce, Lincoln, Marvin, Mason, Mecer, Mitchell, Monroe, Morgan, C. Morris, Naylor, Og'e, Osborne, Pa'en, Peck, Pose, Pr: th', Rarda'l, Rando'ph, Rariden, Rayner, Reed, R dgway, Russell, Sa'tonstall, Sergeant, Sinonton, Sade, Truman Smith, Stanly, Sious, Stuart, Taliaferro, Tilioghast, Tolard, Triplett, Trumbull, Underwood, P. J. Wagner, E D. White, John White, TW. Williams, L. Williams, J. L. Wiliams, C. H. Williams, S. Williams, and W:se-102.
For W.C. DAWSON.-Messrs. Altord, Bell, C. l. qu tt, M. A. Coorer, Habersham, Hopkins, T. B. King, Nisbet, W. Thompson, jr. Warren, and Black-ll
Fur D. H. Lewis.--Messis John Campbell, Griffin, and J. W. Jones-3.
Fur F. W. PICKENS.-Messrs. C. Fisher, Holmes, Huntir, J. Rogers, and Sumpter--5
For G. W. Horking.–Mr. J. Garland-- 1.
Mr. WISE inquired if the report of the telers iccluded the voles of the five gentlemen who he d commissions from the Givernor of New Jersey ? He under-to d that they were not, and he thereso e re,uired of the Chair to put the question when Theo the vot s of these gentlenen shall be coupled.
Mr DRONGOOLE. I rise to a-k of the lellers whether they have counted all the vote ? and, if they have, I demand that the vole be announced by the CHAIR.
Mr. MERCER rose to move for a reconsider tion of he resolat on of yesterday for going into le eleci on of SPEAKER.
The CHAIR said the motion was not in order.
Mr. WISE. I make no motion, but I wish to state' he fact that there are five gentlemen from New Jer: ey he:e who cla'm io vote, and therefore ask the Chair to state that fact to the House, and take its decision upon it.
The CHAIR Then al nounced the result of the vote to the House, stating the numbrof vole: given to each person voted for. The Chair then iuformed the House that fire gentlemen from the Stale of New Jersey, who helt the commissions of the Governor of that State, demandet to have their voles taken before the result was announced.
After some remarks from Mr. WISE,
The CHAIR said that there appearing no! to be a majonly of votes given to any one person, the House would proceed to vote again.
The CLERK commenced calling the roll for a second vote; when
Mr. MERCER rose and interrupted him, and demanded of the Chair to receive his motiin.
(Loud cries of "order, order," and "go on, go on," and much confusion throughout the hall. ]
The CHAIR said that the House was voting for a Speaker, and the gentleman's motion was n t in order while that was going on.
Mr. MERCER said he rose to a point of order, and demand-d a decision on it. I appeal, said he, from the decision of the Chair.
Mr. WISE. Certainly my colleague has a right to appeal from the decision of the Chair.
The CHAIR said he could not put the question on this appeal while the vote was being taken.
The CLERK was proceeding wih the call, when
Mr. GRAVES interrupted him again, and observed that he understood the g ntle man from Virgunia as appealing from the decision of the Chair. Now he woull not yield the floor till the House dec d d that appeal.
(Loud crits of "order, order."]
The CHAIR called the gentleman to order, and siid that he had decided that the appeal could not be made while the CLERK was calling the roll.
Mr. GRAVES said he could not consent that, when an appeal was taken from the decirin of the CHAIR, the CLERK should cont nue calling the roll.
Mr. MERCER rose, and made a few remarks, which, from the noise and confusion, and repeated calls to crder, it was impossible to hear.
Mr. WISE said, in order to illustrate the pos:tion of my colleague, I will state that the Chair decides that he cannot put the question on his appeal while the election is g in on. Now, from that rery decision, my col eague has a right to appeal.
The CHAIR sai i the motion of the gentleman cull be offered whea a Speaker was chosen; tut he could not take an appeal whi e the Huuse was in the act of e'erling a speaker.
Mr. WISE. Then here is a decis on that an appeal cannot be take?. Is it not competent fir my colleague to take an appeal from the decision?
The CHAIR. Certainly not, sir. (Loui laughter.)
The CLERK was then susserel to proceed with the call of the roll; after which, the tellers reported The result of the second vote to le
SECOND BALLOT. FOR JOHN W. JONES-Messrs. Judson Allen, H.J. Anderson, Atherton, Banks, Beatty, Beirne, Blackvel, Boyd, Brewster, A. V. Brown, A. G. Brown, Burke, S. H. But'er, W.0 B tler, B; num, Carr, Carroll, Casey, Chapman, Clifford Coles, Connor, Craig, Crary, Cross, Dana, Davee, J. Davis, J. W. Davis, De la 'Montanya, Doan, Dug, Droingoole, Duncan, Earl, Eastman, Ely, Fine, Fletcher, Floyd, Furnance, Galbraiib, Gerry, Hamm nd, Hand, J. Hastings, Hawkins, J. Hill of N. C. Hillen, Holle nan, Hook, Howard, Hubbard, T. B. Jackson, Jameson, J. Johnson, Cave Johnson, N. Jones, Keim, Kemble, Leadbetter, Leel, Leonard, Lewis, Lowell, Lucas, McClellan, McCulloh, McKay, Malory, Marchand, Medill, Miller, Montgomery, S. W. Morris, Newhard, Parish, Parmenter, Pa'ris, Paynter, Pe'rikin, Pickens, Prentiss, Ramsey, Feynolds, Rheit, Rives, Robinson, E. Rogers, Samue's, Shaw, Shepard, A. Smith, J. Smith, Thomas Smith, Starkweather, Steinrod, Strong, Sueiringin, Sweeny, Taylor, F. Thomas, P. F. Thomas, J. Thompson, Vandei pael, D. D. Wagener, Watle son, Weller, Wick, J. W. Williams, H. Williams, Worthington, and Turney-113.
For John Bell-Messrs Adams, J. W. Allen, S. HI. Anderson, Andrews, Barnard, Biddle, Bond, Boits, Briggs, Brockway, Ansen Brown, Calhoun, W. B Campbell, Carter, Chinn, Chittenden, Cark, James Cooper, Corwin, Crabb, Cranston, Crockelt, Curtis, Cushing, E. Davies, G. Davis, Dawson, Deberry, Dennis, Dilleti, Edwards, Evans, Evereit, Fillmore, R Garland, Gates, Gentry, Giddings, Goggin, Goode, Graham, Granger, Graves, Geen, Gribnell, Hal, W. S. Hastings, Haires, Heary, Jihn Hill of Va. Hoffman, James, Jeniser, Charles Johnson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marvin, S. Mason, Mercer, Mitchell, Monroe, Morgan, c. Morris, Naylor, Osborne, Palen, Peck, Pope, Proth, Randall, Randolph, Rariden, Rayner, Reed,
Ridgway, Russell, Saltonstall, Sergeant, Simonton, Slade, Trunan Smith, Stanly, Storrs, Stuart, Taliaferro, Tillinghasl, Tuland, Trip'ett, Trumbull, Underwood, P. J. Wagner, E. D. White, John White, T. W. Williams, L. Williams, J. L. Williams, C. H. Williams, S. Williams, and Wi-e-99.
Für W. C. Dawson-Messrs. Alford, Bell, Black, Habersham, Hopkins, Hunt, W. C. Jihnson, King, Nisbet, W. Thompson, Jr. and Warten-11.
For D. H. Lewis-Messrs, John Campbell, Mark A. Cooper, Griffin, J. W. Jones, and Coquilt-5.
For F. W. PICKENS— Messrs. Fisher, Holmes, Hun'er, J. Rogers, and Sumler--5.
For G. W. Hopkins-Mr. J. Garland-1.
The CHAIR said he wou'd now entertain the question of order, it not having been in order to rece.ve it when it was first m.de, during the call of the roll.
Mr. MERCER stated that his object in doing so was that he might m ve a recins deratin of the resoluti:n of his col'eague, (Mr. Wise,) which had been negatived on ye te day by a tie vote. He read the rule on the suject, and st:ted that a mction to reconsider was made by the rules, bec: use of s me err r in the demis on, and in ths case he thought p esumption of err r might be considered as manifest, from the fact tht the vole was equ iliy divided. Mr. M. concluded by moving to iechtsider the vote by which Mr. Wise's resolution, prov ding for the call of the New Jersy menbe s, had been rejerted.
The CHAIR sail he considered the gent'eman's motion not to be in order, because, the vote having been a tie vute, there was no majority in the case, and the rule in the case the CHA'R did not understand as applying to this case, It was undoubtedly in the power of the House, if they thought prorer to put ihat construction upon the rale, lo reconsider. The rule is, whenever "here was a vo'e taken, a member who voted in the majority might move 10 recon-ider; but in the pre:ent case there was no majority - There was a tie--an equal vote on bo h sides, and the question was decla ed to be lost, ooly in consequence of the technical role of the House. There being no maj 'rity, 'he CHAIRMAN did nit feel him elf al liberty to consider as in order a molion made for recoosideration on either side of the que rion.
Mr. MERCER apsea'ed from this decision.
Mr. VANDERPOEL moved the previous question on the appeal, which was seconded unanimously -The main question ordered, and the dezi-ion of the Chair Suvained-yeas 147, nys 84.
Mr. C, H. WILLIAMS maved that the House adjourn; but subsequently withdie in the mtion.
Mr. UNDERWOOD renewed the moiion, but the House refused to adjourn.
The House then proceeded to a third ballot for a Speaker, and the result being announced, it appeared to be as follow:
THIRD BALLOT. FOR John W. Jenes.-Messrs. Jud. Allen, H J. Anderson, Atherton, Banks, Bratty, Beirne, Blackwell, B:yd, Brewsler, A. V. B:own, A. G. Brown, Burke, W.0. Butler, S. H. Butler, Carr, Carroll, Casey, Chapman, Clifford, Coles, Connor, Craig, Crary, Cross, Dana, Davee, J. Davis, J. W. Davis, De la Montanya, Doan, Doig, Dromgoole, Duncan, Earl, Eastmar, Ely, Fine, Fletcher, Floyd, Fornance, Galbraith, Gerry, Hammond, Hand, J. Hastings, Hawkins, Hill of N. C. Hil. len, Holleman, Hook, Howard, T. B. Jackson, Jameson, Jos. Johnson, Cave Johnson, N. Jones, Keim, Kemble, Leadbetter, Leet, Leonard, Lewis, Lowell, Lucas, McClellan, McCulloh, McKay, Mallory, Marchand, Mei'ill, Milier, Montgomery, S. W. Morris, Newhard, Parish, Parmenier, Parris, Paynier, Petrikin, Prentiss, Ramsey, Reynolds, Rhett, Rives, Robinson, E. Rogers, Samuels, Shaw, Shepard, A. Smith, J. Smith, Thos. Smith, Starkweather, Steinrod, Strong, Swearingen, Sveeny, Taylor, F. Thomas, P. F. Thomas, J. Thompson, Turney, Vanderpoel, D. D. Wagener, Wailerson, Weller, Wick, J. W. Williams, Henry Williams, ant Worthington-110,
FOR W. C. DawsN-Messrs. Alams, Alford, J. W. Allen, S. H. Anderson, L. W. Andrews, Barnard, Bell, Biddle, Black, Bond, Bous, Briggs, Brockway, Anson Brown, Calhoun, William B. Campbell, Carter, Chion, Chittenden, Clark, Corwin, Crabb, Cranston, Crickell, Curtis, Cushirg, Garret Davis, Edward Davies, Deberry, Dennis, Dillett, Edwards, Evans, Evereli, Fillmore, R. Garland, Gentry, Giddings, Goggin, Goode, Graham, Granger, Graves, Green, Grinnell, Habersham, Hall, W. S. Hastings, Hill of Virginia, Hoffman, Hopkins, Hunt, James, Jenifer, Charles Juhnsion, W. Cosi Johnson, King. Lawrence, Linceln, Mare vin, Mason, Mercer, Michell, Monroe, Morgan, C. Morris, Nisbet, Osborne, Palen, Peck, Pope, Proffit, Randall, Randolph, Rariden, Rayner, Reed, Ridgway, Russell, Saltonstall, Sergeant, Slade, Truman Smith, Slan'y, Storrs, Stuart, Ti. liaferro, W. Thompson, Tillinghast, Toland, Trip. lett, Trumbull, Underwood, P. J. Wa der, Wijn ren, E. D. Wnite, John White, T. W. Williams, L. Williams, J. L. Williams, C. H. Williims, S Williams, ard Wise- 103.
For Dixon H. Lewis.—Messrs. Bynum, M. A. Cooper, Hubbard, J. W. Jones, Pickens, and Coquiii-6.
For Franci3 W. PICKENS.-Messrs. J. Campbell, Fisher, Guffin, Hulmes, llunter, J. Rogers, and Sumter-7.
For ROBERT M. T. HUNTER.-Mssrs. J. Cooper, Henry, Naylor, Ogle, and Simonion-5.
For John BELL -Mr. Dawson-1.
The House then proceeded to a fourth balot, and the resu't being announced, appeared as fullows:
FOURTH BALLOT. Fr John W. Jones.-Messrs. J. Allen, H J. Anderson, Athert n, Banks, Bea ty, Beirne, B'achwell, B y', Brewster, A. V. Br. wn, Burke, W. 0. Builer, Carr, Carru), Casey, Clifford, Coles, Cocnor, Craig, Dana, D:vee, J. W. Da"is, De la Mortanya, D an, D.'ig, Ir mgoole, Duncan, Ear, Eastman, Ely, Fire, F et her, Floyd, Galbraith, Ger y, Hammond, Hand, J. Hasigs, Hawiins, HII of N. C. Hi len, Hlemin, Hok, H: waril, T. B. Jackson, Jameson, Jas. Ji hus in, Cave Jihoson, Natha jel Jones, Keim, Kembe, Leadbetter, Leet, Leonard, Lewis, L' well, Lucas, McClel ar, McCul oh, McKay, Mallory, Marchand, Medi!, Miiler Montgomery, Newh ril, Parish, Parmenter, Parris, Painter, Petrilin, Pientiss, Reynolds, Rhett, Rives, Ribir.son, E. Rogers, Samuels, Shaw, Shepard, A. Smith, J. Smith, T. Smih, Stark weather, Steirirol, Strung, Swearingen, Sweeny, Tayl r, F. Thrmas, P. F. Thomas, Torney, Vanderp el, D. D. Wagener, Watterson, We ler, Wick, J. W. Williams, H. Williams, and Worthii gton-101.
For WM. C. DAWSON -Messrs. Adams, Afford, Barnard, Bell, Bid:lle, Black, Bond, Botts, Briggs, Br. ckway, A. Br.wn, Calhoun, Carter, Chinn, Chitte den, Colquitt, Crabb, Cranston, Cushing, G. Davis, Deberry, Dennis, Di'lett, J. Edwar's, Evans, Everett, R. Garland, Gode, Graham, Giang r, Green, Grince'l, Habersham, Hall, Hasting:, Hoffman, Hunt, Jenifer, Charles Johí ston, Kirg, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marvin, Masin, Mer er, Monr e, Morgan, C. Miris, Naylor, Nisb
Osb ne, Palen, Peck, Tope, Rarda'l, Raodo ph, Rayner, Reed, Russe'l, Sa'ston t'all, Sergeant, Slade, Tuman Smith, Stanly, St rrs, Stuart, Tal aferr«, W. Thomson, jun. Tillinghast, Toland, Tip'ett, Trumbull, P. J. Wagner, Warren, White, T. W. Wiliams, ard L. Williams
For R. M. T. HUNTER.-Messrs. J. W. Aller, 8. H. Anderson, L W. Andrews, W. B. Campbell, Clark, J. Cooper, Corwin, Crockett, Curts, E. Davies, Gentry, G'dings, Ggg n, Graves, Henry, Hill of Virginia, Hopkins, James, Mitchell, Oule, fickens, Proffit. Rar den, Ri'gway, Simonton, Underwool, J. Wh te, J L. Williains, and Wise-29.
For D. H. LETIS -Messrs. A. G. Brown, Bynum, Chapman, M. A. Coorer, Crary, Cr ss. F. rnanre, Grifin, Hubbard, J. W. Jones, S. W. Morris, Ramsay, J. Thompson, and S. Wiliams -14.