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AMERICAN PRISONERS IN GREAT BRITAIN.
in settling hostile demonstrations. The bill is By Mr. HOOPER, of Massachusetts: The Grandview, by way of Gentryville, Polk Patch, reported upon the request of the commission | petition of James H. Beal and others, presi- | Pikeville, Pike County Springs, and Winslow, by special messenger, and also by telegrams dents and directors of national banks, in favor to Petersburg, in said Staie. to both Houses. I trust there will be no objec- of creating the office of United States sealer, By Mr. PETERS: The petition of A. D. tion to the bill, as there was none in the Com- for the purpose of sealing scales and weights | Manson and others, of Bangor, for improve. mittee on Appropriations.
used in national banks, navy-yards, custom- ment of Richmond Island Harbor, on the coast Mr. WARD. 'How much money does the houses, &c.
of Maine. bill appropriate?
By Mr. JULIAN: The petitions of numer- By Alr. PHELPS : Resolutions of Baltimore Mr. BUTLER. One hundred and fifty thou- ous citizens of lowa and Missouri, praying a Board of Trade, against proposed reduction of sand dollars.
grant of land to aid in constructing the lowa | duties on foreign coals. The bill was read. It appropriates $150,000 aui Missouri State line railroad.
Also, a memorial of the representatives of for the purpose of carrying out treaty stipu- By Mr. MORRELL: The petition of R. B. 24 coal mines in Maryland, protesting against lations with various Indian tribes and detray- | Myers and 39 others, citizens of Condeautville, any reduction of the duty ou bituiniuous coal ing expenses and disbursements made by the | Crawford county, Pennsylvania, complaining imported from Cauadian provinces. commission authorized by the act of July 20, of the depression of industry, and praying for By Mr. PRICE: The petition of citizens of 1867, entitled "An act to establish peace with such increase of protective duties as will revive the States of Missouri and lowa, asking for a certain hostile Indian tribes during the year manufactures and restore prosperity to the grant of land to aid in the construction of the 1868;" the money to be expended under the country
Towil and Missouri Siale line railroad. direction of the commission.
Also, the petition of 44 farmers and citizens By Mr. KANDALL. The peution of Lienrg Mr. BUTLER. I move the previous ques- of Oneida township, Huntingdon county, B. Ashmead, s. C. Collins, W. Larvey Miller, tion on the bill.
Pennsylvania, praying for increase of protect. King & Baird, and 124 others, printers of The previous question was seconded and the ive duties for the benefit of manufacturing Philadelphia, representing that the productive main question ordered. industry.
interests of the country are suffering and its The bill was ordered to be engrossed and Also, the petition of John Palmer and 205 | industry paralyzed for wallt of eficient proread a third time; and being engrossed, it was others, workers in coal at Dudley, Huntingdon |tection against the cheaper labor and capital accordingly read the third time, and passed. county, Pennsylvania, representing ibat ibeir of foreign countries; that much of the distress
Mr. BUTLER moved to reconsider the vote industry is greatly depressed and inany of their now prevalent and iucreasing daily would be by which the bill was passed ; and also moved trade out of e nployment, and praying for such relieved by the legislation suggested iu Special that the motion to reconsider be laid on the additional protective duties as will relieve their Commissioner Wells's report of last year, and table.
distress and aid them in the unequal contest perlected in the tariff will as passed by the The latter motion was agreed to. with the underpaid labor of Europe.
Senate, which failed in the House of RepAlso, the petition of 3 manufacturing firms resentatives March, 1867, for want of time;
of Mifflin county, Pennsylvania, employing, and praying that Congress will resume considMr. ROBINSON, by unanimous consent, when in full operation, 45 workmen, now eration of that ineasure and enact it inio a law submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to:
employing 26 workmen, sigued also by citizens at the earliest practicable moment.
of said county, complaining of the insufliciency Also, the petition of 70 employés of SherResolved, That the President of the United States
of customs duties to protect the industry of man & Co., printers of Philadelphia, to the is hereby requested by this House to tako such measures as shall appear proper to secure the re
this country against the cheaper capital and saine effect. lease from imprisonment of Messrs. Warren and labor of foreign countries, and praying that Also, the petition of Moore & Simpson, D. Costello, convicted and sentenced in Great Britain
Congress will resume consideration of the tariff Rodney King, Lewis S. Moore, and others, for words and acts spoken and done in this country, by ignoring our naturalization laws, and to tako
bill as passed by the Senate, which failed in business men of Philadelphia, to the same such other measures as will secure their return to the House March, 1867, and enact it into a law effect. our Hag with such ceremonies as are appropriate to the occasion, at the earliest practicable moment.
Also, a memorial of Shieltis & Brother, G. Also, the petition of iron manufacturers of W. Huntzinger, James A. Needles, Horace MURDERS IN SOUTII CAROLINA.
Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, employing, H. Soulé, Sarnuel Sems, W. E. S. Baker, and Mr. ASHLEY, of Ohio. I move to suspend when in full operation, 400 workmen, now 91 others, manufacturer's, coal-ıniners, and the rules to enable me to offer the following employing 137 workinen, signed also by 75 citi- shippers, and business inen of Philadelphia, preamble and resolutions :
zens of said county, setting forth that the in. Il complaining of the paralysis of productive Whereas information, regarded as reliable, has been received that Solomon Dill, of Camden, South
dustry of the country is paralyzed for want of industry; and praying that Congress will reCarolina, late a member of the constitutional con
efficient protection against the cheaper capital sume consideration of the tariif bill which vention in said Slate, and a member-elect to the
and labor of foreign countries, and praying tailed in the House of Representatives March, Legislature, together with two colored men, citizens that Cor gress will resume consideration of the
1867, and enact it into a law at the eariiest of the United States, were brutally murdered on the night of the 6th instant, at the residence of said Dill,
tariff bill, as passed by the Senate, which practicable moment. for no other reason than theirdevotion to the Union failed in the House March, 1867, and enact it
By Mr. TAFFE: The petition of 0. P. and the Government, and whereas in pursuance of into a law at the earliest practicable moment. the same system of organized assassination Mr. W.
Mason and 1,000 others, citizens of Nebraska, 1. Mixop, school commissioner-elect for Barnwell
Also, the petition of Reynold & Moorhead, praying the passage of the bill pending in Con. county, North Carolina, was also recently assaulted manufacturers of iron at Clarion, Pennsylva
gress to grant aid in the construction of the by armed desperadoes and dangerously, if not mortally wounded: Therefore, nia, setting forth that they employ when in full
Midland Pacific railway, in the State of Ne. Pierolved, (as the sense of this House.) That General operation 280 workmen, and have now but
braska. R. K. Scott, the Governor-elect, shouid at once take 160, complaining of the suffering condition of the most active measures for the arrest of the said the productive interests of the country, and assassins and murderers, and to that end he is re
IN SENATE, quested to offer a reward of $10,000 for their prompt
the paralysis of its industry, resulting from the apprehension, want of efficient protection against the cheaper
TUESDAY, June 16, 1868. Resolved/urther, (as the sense of this House.) That it is the duty of the general commanding of said district capital and labor of foreign countries ; and
Prayer by Rev. A. D. GUILLETTE, D. D. to apprehend and place in close custody all well
praying that Congress will resume consid- On motion of Mr. SHERMAN, and by unan. known desperadoes residing in the vicinity where eration of the tariff bill, as passed by the Sen. imous consent, the reading of the Journal of said murders
were committed as a measure necessary to aid in revealing the murderers and
to check tho
ate, which failed in the House March, 1867, yesterday was dispensed with.
PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS.
I move that the
earliest practicable moment.
Mr. CONKLING presented a petition of
panies and firms of Blair county, Pennsylva- cigər manufacturers and journeyinen cigar. five o'clock and five minutes p. m.) the House
nia, employing, when in full operation, 1,536 makers, praying the adoption of the system of adjourued.
workmen, now employing 951 workmen, set- collecting the revenue on cigars by making the ting forth that customs duties, which were stamp a revenue stamp instead of an inspect
suficient under a bigh gold premium, have or's stamp, sold only to licensed manufac. PETITIONS, ETC.
become wholly inadequate to protect the indus- turers; which was referred to the Committee The following petitions, &c., were presented under the rule, and referred to the appropriate
try of this country against the cheaper capital on Finance.
He also presented a memorial of persons
of a continued decline in gold must shortly | interested in the mining of coal in the United B. Bancroft and others, citizens of Ashland, prove ruinous; that inuch of the distress now States, protesting against any action which
presof the inadequacy of customs duties to protect the prodactive interests of the country,
Commissioner Wells's report of last year, as Committee on Finance, and ordered to be and praying for the reconsideration and pas.
perfected in the tariff bill which failed in the printed. sage of the general tariff bill which failed in
House March, 1867, for want of time; and Mr. CAMERON presented the memorial of
praying that Congress will resume considera- the National Board of Trade, praying the pas. By Mr. CARY: A petition from the mer
tion of that measure, and enact it into a law at sage, of an act to incorporate said board ; chants and grocers of the city of Memphis, the earliest practicable moment.
which was referred to the Committee on the hennessee, protesting aguinst any change in wells and sundry others, citizens of Indiana
Mr. HARLAN presented a report of the praying the establishment of a post route from executive committee of the Regents of the
House do now adjourn.
Sekung kill county, Pennsylvania, complaining relieved by the legislation
saggested in Special ent duty on coal; which
was referred to the
the Thirty Ninth Congress.
the existing tariff on imported sugar,
, to whom e as referred there?
Smithsonian Institution, on the influences of that the bill be referred to a select committee Kidder, Silas N. Martin, James H. Chadbourne, the Washington city canal on the health of the to consist of seven members.
George Chaubourne, George Llooper, James Alderpopulation of the city; which was referred to The motion was agreed to.
man, and L. H. Bowden. the Committee on the District of Columbia,
Stanley county: Joseph Marshall, James E. Mal
Mr. SHERMAN. I also move that the bill den, Dumas Coggins, Daniel Richey, La Fayette and ordered to be printed. be printed.
Green, Allen Burris, Franklin A. Latton, and John
Davidson county: Evander Davis, Emory Davis,
Ephraim Hampton, Green H, Lee, David Loftin,
Willis Cecil, and Henderson Adains, on Appropriations, to whom was referred the SEY, STEWART, BUCKALEW, and VICKERS were Person county: John D. Wilkerson. bill (S. No. 465) for the erection of schoolappointed the committee.
Caldwell county: Loyd T. Jones, William M. Barhouses and the maintenance of schools in the
ber, A, W. Austin, Samuel McCall, Washington ONEIDA INDIANS.
Moore, James M. Barber, Robert B. Bogle, and District of Columbia outside of the cities of Mr. HOWE submitted the following resolu
Ilosea Bradford. Washington and Georgetown, instruct me to tion; which was considered by unanimous
Wilson county: George W. Blount, Newett D. report the same back and ask to be discharged | consent, and agreed to:
Owens, William D. Farmer, John Wilkinson, and
Francis W. Taylor. from its further consideration, and that it be Resolveu, That the Secretary of the Interior be
Forsyth county: Joseph S. Phipps, John G. Sides, referred to the Committee on the District of directed to inform the Senate whether he has issued
Jolin M. Stolts, Israel Moses, William Clinard, E. A. Columbia. The Committee on Appropriations any order or adopted any regulation prohibiting the
Volgar, William B. Stipe, and Allen Spach. individuals of the Oneida tribe of Indians from cut
Transylvania county: Jeremiah Osborng, J. C. will take notice of the intention, if it is so ting and removing timber from the common lands
Duckworth, Samuel Reed, Robert Hamil on, J. W. desired, to move this on the miscellaneous of the tribe; and if so, under what laws such prohi
Clayton, William R. Galloway. Perry Orr, Isaac appropriation bill. bition is sanctioned, and what penalties are imposed
Harris, R. P. Kilpatrick, and G. C. Neil. for a violation of such rule. Also, if ho has author
Henderson couuty: Benjamin Williams, James M. The report was agreed to. ized the agent of said tribe to sell such timber and
Justice, William D. Wbitted, James Spann, R. J. Mr. MORRILL, of Maine, from the Com. take pay therefor; and what security he has taken
Allen, M. Owenby, John C. Gulick, M. B. Lance, D. of such agent for the proper disposition of the pro
M. Justice, Leander Pace, William K. Leadbetter, mittee on Appropriations, to whom was referred ceeds of such sales.
Bedford Brown, S. R. Stancill, G. P. Edney, Thomas the joint resolution (S. R. No. 141) requiring
Osten, S. B. 0. McCall, and David Siradley.
CHOCTAW AND CHICKASAW INDIANS. the Special Commissioner of the Revenue to act
Guilford county: William M. Mebane, Joseph HasMr. HARLAN submitted the following res
kins, Wyatt Ragsdale, Robert P. Dick, Frederick as superintendent of the Bureau of Statistics
Fentress, Calvin Causey, George W. Bowman, Newin the office of the Secretary of the Treasury, olution; which was considered by unanimous ton D. Woody, Barnabas Pane, John Hyatt, John asked to be discharged from its further conconsent, and agreed to:
W. Kirkınan, Andrew C. Murrow. Abram Clapp,
David Greeson, and Robert M. Stafford.
Resolned, That the Secretary of the Interior be sideration, and that it be referred to the Com.
Alamance county: Joseph C. Thompson, Nathaniel requested to furnish the Senate, as soon as practicamittee on Finance; which was agreed to. ble, any information in his possession relative to the
Stout, William P. McDaniel, Simpson Vestle, James
Albright, aud Henry Boon.
Lincoln county: Rutus Clarke, W. B. Bynum, and the treaty with those tribes of April 28, 1866, and to
Henry Wilkinson. message of the President of the United States, inform the Senate what moneys or securities are held
Bladen county: Dugald Blue and Calvin Jones,
Wilkes county: R. M. Smith, John M. Brown, coinmunicating a report from the Secretary of by the United States for said tribes.
James F. Tugman, Andrew Porter, Sarouel P. Smith, State, in relation to recent events in the empire REMOVAL OF POLITICAL DISABILITIES. sen., John F. Parlier, Isaac S. Call, Harrold Hays, of Japan, moved that it be printed ; which was Mr. STEWART. I move that the Senate
Ainbrose Wiles, Toliver Shoumate, William E. Rey.
nolds, Emanuel Harrold, James H. Hays, Caixin J. agreed to.
proceed to the consideration of House bill No. Cowles. He also, from the same committee, to whom 1059.
Cleveland county: James 0. Bridges, Andrew Parwas referred the petition of Stephen G. Mon
ker, David Hall, Henry Wortman, A. W. Gowins,
The motion was agreed to; and the Senate, John Cook, Lewis Donnss, and J. C. Ryers. tano, submitted a report, accompanied by a as in Committee of the Wbole, proceeded to Cumberland county: Robert Orrell, A. G. Thornbill (S. No. 553) to pay Stephen G. Montano, consider the bill (H. R. No. 1059) to relieve
ton, Duncan G, McCormick, and Robert Mitchell, a citizen of Perú, an unpaid balance of money certain citizens of North Carolina of disabilities.
Sampson county: Caeton Cessoms, Robert Cain,
Clifton Ward, Amos N. Hall, William Cessoms, Robawarded to him by the mixed commission Mr. STEWART. Mr. President, there are ertson Ward, and Lorenzo D, Hall. authorized by the convention of January 12, | before the Senate several reports from the
Cateret county: Malvin J. Davis, W. J. Doughty, 1863, between the United States and Peru: Judiciary Committee on this subject; one to
and John C. Manson. The bill was read and passed to a second
Duplin county: William E. Hill and Thomas K. relieve citizens of North Carolina
Murphy. reading, and the report was ordered to be
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Would it Currituck county: M. V. B. Gilbert, M. D. Lindprinted. not be well to have the bill read first?
say, and W. D. Chaddick.
Alexander county: Robert Carson, R, O. Bennet,
W. W. Stafford, William S. Teague, Elisha Bebber, Mr. MORRILL, of Maine, asked, and by explanation. There have been reported from Gabriel Marshall, William M. Bogle, Thomas J. unanimous consent obtained, leave to intro- the committee several propositions of this sort;
Dula, Daniel Moore, George W. Long, James J.
Teague, Andrew C. Watts, F. D. Reece, F. A. Campduce a joint resolution (S. R. No. 146) author
a bill to remove disabilities from citizens of bell, and J. N. Carson. izing the sale of certain bonds belonging to
North Carolina, and also, a bill to remove dis- Mecklenburg county: H. W. Pritchard, William the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians, and the abilities from citizens of Alabama. The com
R. Myers, Robert McEwen, Jeremiah S. Reed, Rutus
Barringer, Robert M. Martin, and Alex. Molver. adjustment and payment of certain claims mittee have considered a large number of other Camden county: Isaac Morriset, John M. Forbes, against them; which was read twice by its names in an informal way, and I desire to pro. A. P. Cherry, George W. Spencer, and James W. title, and referred to the Committee on Indian pose, in lieu of the bill that is before the Sen.
Edgecombe county: William S. Battle, Redden S. Affairs. ate, an amendment, in the nature of a substi.
Petway, John J. Killebrew, William H. Knight, Mr. FERRY asked, and by unanimous con- tute, containing a variety of names. It will be Jesse Mercer, Exum L. Moore, Thomas Norticet, sent obtained, leave to introduce a joint reso- unnecessary, therefore, to read the original bill.
Llewellen Harrold, W. H. Johnson, Joseph Cobb, R.
W. Proctor, William W. Parker, John Nordeet, Intion (S. R. No. 147) for the relief of Jona- The substitute that I offer contains all the
Henry E. Odom, John W. Johnson, Micajah P: than S. Turner; which was read twice by its names embraced in the bill, and also combines Edwards, Lawrence Bunting, Robert Nortleet, and title, and ordered to be printed. all the bills that have been reported, and those
Napoleon B. Bellamy, Mr. SHERMAN asked, and by unanimous that have been sent to the Judiciary Commit
Alleghany county: William A. Brooks, Morgan
Bryan, A. Marion Smith, William Andrews, Nathan consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. tee on this subject.
Weaver, Goldman Higgings, L. M. Blackburu, ReuNo. 554) to promote commerce among the
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The read- ben Sparks, Hugh Hauks, John Parsons, John A. States and to cheapen transportation of the ing of the original bill will be dispensed with
Jones, Solomon Siamper. and Alexander Black,
Ashe county: John Williams. mails and military and naval stores; which was unless it is called for by some Senator, and
Hyde county: Sylvester MeGowan. James G. Car. read twice by its title. the substitute only will be read.
rowan, George V. Credle, W. B. Tooley, and Joseph Mr. SHERMAN. In regard to the refer- The Chief Clerk proceeded to read the
P. Flowers. ence of that bill, I have consulted some mem- amendment, which was to strike out all after
Iredell county: Thomas Holcomb, E. B. Stimpson,
and Henry C. Cowles. bers of the Committee on Commerce, to wbom the enacting clause of the bill and to insert Wayne county: Curtis H. Brogden and John C. some might suppose it should properly go, or the following in lieu thereof:
Rhodes. to the Committee on Post Offices and Post
Stokes county: John H. Shaffer, A. H. Joyce, (Two thirds of each House concurring therein.) Aquilla Moore, William V: Shelton, J. R. Jewett, Roads. As the bill is a very important one,
That all legal and political disabilities imposed by Ambrose Jessup, Ira Gentry, James Harris, J. B.
the United States upon the following-named citizens proposing to construct railroads from the city
Young. J.J. Martin, Eaton B. Terrell, w. B. Vaughin, of North Carolina in consequence of participation and William M. Gordon, of flashington in different directions, and as in the recent rebellion be, and the same are hereby,
Perquinans county: Nathan B. Cox, Robert J. there is a great deal of dispute about the right removed, namely:
White, and Jonathan W. Albertson. to do so, I will move that it be referred to a
Franklin county: A. M. Timberlake, W. S. Harris,
Yadkin county: Moses Gross, Meekins Castioens, select committee ; I do not expect any action
Thomas Hanes, George Long, E. C. Brown, Aquills Wake county: William II. Ilarrison, Willey D.
Speer, Thomas F. Martin, Samuel C. Wech, Winston upon it at this session, but with a view that the Jones, Albert Johnson, Jacob Sorrell. Hilliard J.
Flemning. James H. Myers, H. Thomason, J. N. J'esSmith, C. L. Harris, and W. R. Richardson. select committee may turn their attention to
tal, Jesse Reives, Sexton Jones, Moses Chappell,
Pittcounty: Joseph Staten, Lewis Hilliard, Charles the szbject and report early in the next ses
Speere, Jonathan Waggoner, George Nix, David J. O'Hagan, Calvin Cox, James C. Langley, and
Hutchins, J. S. Jones, William W. Patterson, George Charles Roundtree. sion).
. Williams, Barnett'e. Myers, William 11. Rodwell, The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Of how Halifax county: Charles N. Webb, John O'Brien,
7. L. Tulbert, John D. Holcomb, R. M. Pearson, and John T. Gregory, George W. Owens, John A. Reed, Jesse Lackey. many shall the committee be composed ? and J. T. Evans.
Ilarnett county: James S. Harrington, John F. Mr. SHERMAN, Seven, to be appointed
Beaufort county: Samuel T. Carrow, Hiram E.
Shaw, Neil McLeod, Robert A. Norden, James by the Chair. The committees to whom the
Hodge, John Harrington, James M. Turner, and A. Howard Wiswall, Edmund Hodges. Luther Ruit, J. Tudiogton. miatter would naturally be referred have a great Jesse G. Bryan, Edvard J. Warren, Edward S. Hoyt,
Northampton county: William Barrow, John B. deal of business on hand.
Samuel Windley, John B. Respass, Henry Hodges,
Jesse Robason, and William A. Blount. The PRESIDENT protempore. It is moved
Grant, Jesse Flythe, Sainuer Calvert, sen., Samuel J. New Hanover county: David Bunting, Edward Calvert, and George Holloman,
Madison county: F. M. Lawson, 0, S. Deaver, D.
Warren county: William A. White, John W.
Union county: William M. Anstin Arthur Stigall,
Nash county: George N. Lewis and Absalom
Rowan county: J. A. Hawkins, Matthias Boyden,
Washington county: Jaines A. Melson, Thomas
Rockingham county: Thomas Settle and Thomas
Burke county: James H. Hall, Joseph Deaton,
Gaston county: D. A. Jenking.
Chowan county: Charles E. Robinson.
Buncombe county: James Reed, James P. Ellar,
Moorecounty: Thomas W. Ritter, William J. King,
Haywoood county : A. J. Murray, Isaac Clarke,
Jackson county: E. D. Brindle, L. C. Hooper, Mor-
Davic county: Uriah H. Phelps, John R. Williams, and William B, March,
Greeno county: John Harvey, Ricbard J. Williams, Jobn J. Osman, William P. Grimsley, Joseph H. Dixon, William T. Dixon, and D. A. Spivey.
McDowell county: James H. Duncan, c. s. Cope-
Cabarras county: Victor C. Barringer.
Bertie county: Jonathan Taylor, George N.Greene,
Granville county: Robert Garner, Eugene Gibson,
Martin county: John Watts. William C. Ehorn,
Rutherford county: 6. W. Logan, Rufus Williams,
Lenoir county: Walter A. Dunn, James L. Cana-
Robeson county: James Sinclair, Benjamin A.
Johnston county: Thomas D. Snead, P. P. Massey,
Chatham county: R. M. Brown, W. c. Council,
Williams, c. 11. Kepp, Joel Hurtz, Martin Payne.
John Nichols, A. H. Knapp.
Person county: Jobon Barnett, S.C. Barnett. George
Chowan county: William R. Skinner, John H. Hall, Thomas M. Peters, L. D. Lusk, Moses Maples, J. R.
Eastlan, J. T. Lodyard, James Gavity, Joon Brep-
ingham, Harry D. Houston, Ezra P. Chappel, Harry Carteret county: William B. Duncan, Isaac Rain- I, Thornton, late of Alabaina; and also all officerssay, and Thomas Duncan.
elect at the election commenced the 4th day of FebWake county: Bartholomew F. Moore, Joseph W. ruary, 1863, io said State of Alabaina, and who have Ilolden, R. W. Wympe, and William Jenks.
not publicly declined to accept the ofices to which Cleaveland county: John W. Logan.
they were elected. Chatham county: John A. McDonald,
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That all legal and Craven county : Richard T. Berry and Charles R. political disabilities imposed by the United States Thomas.
upon the following named citizens of Georgia in Wake county: William W. Holden.
consequence of participation in the recent rebellion Burke county: Tod R. Cadwell.
be, and the same are hereby removed, namely: Davidson county: Blenderson Adams.
James Martin, of Bibbcounty; McWborter Hunger. Rutherford county: George W. Logan and Cebern ford and Jesse Wimberly, of Burke county; Thoinas L. Ilarris.
Paulk, of Berrien county; N. N. Gober, of Cobb Yadkin county: Richmond M. Pearson.
county; W. W. Merrill and George W. Merril, of Guiltord county: Robert P. Dick.
Carroil county; W. 0. Edinonson, of Chittooga Rockingham county: Thomas Settle.
county; John C. Johnson, Asa M. Jackson, Joun Person county: Edwin G. Reade.
W. Johnson, Josiah A. Browning, John C. Nuppally, Brunswick county: Daniel L. Russell, jr.
and Robert Flournoy, of Clark county: Joun 0. Rowan county: Nathaniel Boyden.
Richardson, Daniel Fowler, William 11. Richardson, Richmond county: Alfred Dockery.
John Foutz, Robert M. Barrett, and Samuel M. Iredell county: Anderson Mitchell.
Fowler, of Dawson county; Benjamin F. Bruton, B. Rockingham county: James Blythe and David S. F. Powell, Richard H, Whitely, and Johu Higdon, Ellington.
ot Decatur county; L. II. Roberts, of Echols county; Johnston county: B. R. Hinnant.
James A. Harrison, of Franklin county; S. F.W. Henderson county: W. D. Justus.
Minot, of Fayetle county; Natban Yarbrough and Rockingham county: John W. Foster and Turner Thomils J. Perry, of Floyd county: Bluford D. Smith, W. Patterson.
Joseph E. Brown, and Georges. Thomas, of kulton Granville county: James I. Moore and R. P. county; R. L. McWorter, James R. Bynum, D. A. Taylor.
Newsom, C. J. Caldwell, R, C. Hales, John Mitchell, Rutherford county: Eleazer McArthur.
G. H, Toompson, W. H. McWhorter, jr.,, R. Bertie county : John 8. Shepperu.
llulbert, and J. C. Broom, of Greene county; W. ll. Catawba: Jamey Mutt.
Kaiuey, John B. Miller, Whitson Frohock, Henry F. Pilt county: kichard Short.
Beach, and John Brooks, of Glynd county; Jaunes Fayetteville: Ralph P, Buxton.
11. Maxwell, George M, Wyatt, W.J. Aliums, J.C. Cuinberland county: Warren Carver.
Gritin, John Fryer, and Willis Goodwin, of Henry McDowell county: W.W. Gifuert.
county; Joel R. Grithin, William A. Matthews, Juan Anson county: William T. Tucker.
H. Hose, Augustus Alden, A. C.Thompson, Kincben Halifax county: A. L. Pierce,
Taylor, Elbert Fagan, James W. Love, Jesse Cooper, Duplin county: James K. Williams.
and Robert Braswell, of Houston county; George Cherokee county: M. B. Crisp.
F. Page, of Lee county; Joshua Griffin and A. J. Warren county: Isham II. Bennett, Benjamin E.
Liles, of Lowndes county; M. A. Potis and M. B. Cook, T. A. Montgomery, John H. Bullock, Alexan
Potts, of Moproo county: Francis M. D. Hopkins, der S. Steel, John W. Rogers, and John J. Rodwell,
of Miller county: J.M. Rusty, (or Burtz.) of Mitchell Bertie county: William P. Gurley.
county; W. Woods, of Morgan county; S. F. Strick-, Cleaveland county; Eli Il. Hulenwider,
land and C.D. Forsyth, of Paulding county ; Ephraim Ashe county: Eri Grayboal, Jackson Litzeman,
Tweedy, James N. Ells, William Doyle, and Joseph John Calhoun, James Sapp, and Jolin F. Greer.
P. Carr, of Richmond county; Duncan Jordan and North Carolina: G. B. Arleuge, A. B. Blanton, B.
William B. Dixson, of Randolph county ; W. D. H. Blount, Daniel Coleman, sen., Jackson Dalton,
Hamilton, of Scriven county: J. II. Caldwell J.T. J. W. Fuller, William Golden, John Gibbs, W. P.
McCornick, Thomas C. Milier, and E. H. Worrell, Grimsley, N. B. Hampton, J. M. Hamilton, Helter
of Troup county; John R. Evans, M. C. Smith, Hildebrand, W. D. Justus, Jesse Jenkins, Absalom
llenry 11. Tooke, C. H. Latimer, Thomas S. Hopkins, Kelly, Ed. B. Lyon, George W. Mckinnon, Georgo
Theophilus P. Perry, and Thomas S. Paine, of Nicks, Miles Paugert, William H. Puryear, Everett
Thomas county: Marion Bethune, J. T. Costin, Phillips, R. J. Powell, Josephius Reed, Calvin J.
Albert Costin, J. L. Gunn, and B. Carlcy, of Tribot Rodgers, James Ruios, John Ritter, A. J. Scroggins,
county: William F. Holden,, Taliaferro county; II. E. Stilley, Benjamin Thompson, J. A. Thorn,
Augustus II. Lee, of Newton county; James II. Jos. Taylor, and Charles Williaus.
McWhorter, W. H. Ward, F. L. Upson, and F. J. SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all legal Robinsop, of Oglethorpecounty: Edward R. Harden, and political disabilities imposed by the United
of Randolph county; David B. Harrell, of stewart States upon the following Balled citizens of Ala
county: L. H. Greenleat, of Ware county ; William bama in consequence of participation in the recent
Gritia, of Wilkinson county; S. C. Prudden and A. rebellion be, and the same aro hereby, removed,
C. Muson, of Putnam county; W. V. Gibson and namely: Joshua F. Morse, Walter . Grant, J. G.
Samuel F. Gove, of Twiggs county; W.K. DoGraflenHarris, J. McCaleb Wiley, Benjamin F. Porier, W.
reid, Marshall DeGra theoreid, and W.J. Lawton, of 11. Wood, J. F. Conoley, J. C. Meadors, C.C. Sheats,
Bibb county ; J.H. Harrison, of Franklin county; A. J. Scrimsher, F. W.Sykes, Joseph Comans, James
William Gibson, of Richmond county; John R. M. Ligon, Thomas D. Histor, Ferdinand L, Ham
Strother, of Buldwin county;J.G.M. Warneck, John mond, Thomas W. Martin, S. c. Posey, W. B. Fig.
Mckinnon. William G. Bagwell, Abraham Strickures, Joseph C. Bradley, David C. Humphreys, David
land, Murdock McCloud, and Robert llumpbries, of P. Lewis, Williain A. Austin, Lemuel Sanford, l1.c.
Brooks county; J. R. Corker, of Burke county ; Suntord, Williain S. Mudd, Robert Blair, Robert S.
William P. Edwards, of Taylor county ; Juhu C. Heillin, Jaines ll. McDonald, James Longstreet, Mil
Johnson, Asa M. Jackson, Joun W. Juunson, Robert ton J. Safrold, Haruy Wilkins, James R. Villard,
Flournoy, G. W. Nunually, Flournoy W. Adams, John Henderson, Juff, Holley, P. O. Harper, W. B.
and Peter W. Hutcheson, of Clark county; James Nichols, J. J. McLemore, Benjamin 1. Satfold, M. Clark, of Sumpter county ; David Winelebel, of Thomas 0. Glascock, Adain C, Felder, N. B. Cloud, Hall county; James Hufiaker, of Wbitfield county; Charles Pelbum, Moses Cawak, James S. Clark, R.
John M. Mathews, A. L. Byrd, G. 11. Byrd, H. T. S. M. Hunter, William Wood, J. P. Tiwlerlake, Sanders, John N. Montgomery, Joel Hunt, M. A. John B. Talley, W.J. Matthews, Larkin Wulis, J. B.
Daniel, Gabriel Nash, and V. H. Dead wyler, of Ragsdale, Jolin R. Caffey, William A. Caffey, Jona
Madison county.. than Latham, James Williams, illian Lovelady,
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That all legal and P. W. Cargile, Allen Lee, Charies Womble, Hiram
political disabilities imposed by the United States Barton, Andrew J. Files, John Brown, James L.
upon the following-named citizens of Arkansas and Boyd, J. H. Byers, Wiley H. Pope, B. F. Harris,
South Carolina, in consequence of participation in Joseph W. Srygley, J. H. McDonald, Tuomas Mas- the recent rebellion, be, and the same are hereby, terson, John T. Torry, Jolin M. Proctor, Cliff Bran
removed, namely: W. M. Ilarrison, of Drew county, don, John D. Johnson, William Bishop, John D.
and James R. Berry, of Pulaski county, of Arkansas; Terrill, Burr W. Wilson, James M. Moore, Barnett
and C. C. Bowen, F. J. Moses, R. M. Wallace, John
Before the reading of the amendment was
there is any particular necessity for reading all J. Hiralson, George W. Malone, D. L. Nicholson,
those names. There is a long list of names
particular individuals, but must depend of
reading of the names be dispensed with. Edwards, J. B. Hubbard, K. A. Manning, A. Strick- The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The read. land, T. W. Newsom, George W. Watson, David L. ing of the names may be dispensed with by Nicbolson, Joseph C. Boyd, Silas C. Dobbs, Nicholas
unanimous consent. Is there any objection ?
Mr. DOOLITTLE. I should like to inquire
North Carolina, for whose relief I presented a
McCloud, ond Jereininh Gay.
1. sergeant, and C. S. Winstead.
Mr. DOOLITTLE. I would also inquire in tions in these cases, and I find that they are letter that did not give evidence of the pride of regard to James W. Terrell, of Jackson county; || signed by the petitioners alone, and I came opinion and of section and of faction that led North Carolina, whose petition I presented across no one who could give me any inform- to the war. the other day. I move that those Dames be ation in regard to them. I could get no
Mr. President, the business upon which we inserted.
further information than was in the petitions il are entering this morning, if we pass this bill Mr. CONNESS. I should like to know who of the parties themselves. The cases may be as proposed by the member of the Judiciary those persons are, and whether due inquiry | all right, but I should not like to act affirm. Committee, carries with it a great many risks has been made in regard to them, what their | atively on their own mere statement.
We are sure to readmit to the rights position and opinions are. I do not mean now Mr. HENDRICKS. I would suggest to the and privilges of citizenship many who are what are called mere political opinions, but Senator from Nevada that, so far as I have
not fit for them. We are bound, it appears to bow far they are prepared to forget their former observed, the Committee on the Judiciary have me, to exercise peculiar care. I am not pre. offenses. I should like to hear something about desired to restore the men elected to office as pared to relieve the disabilities of any person them.
far as possible. The last person named seems upon his own petition. Let those petitions be The PRESIDENT pro tempore.
to have been elected to ibe office of county referred to the Judiciary Committee. Let tion is on the amendinent of the Senator from commissioner,
them investigate throngha the best means in Wisconsin.
Mr. DOOLITTLE. With the leave of the their power, and ascertain who the parties are, Mr. CONNESS. If we can get no informa- Senate I will read what the petitioner states, what their antecedents are. I will not now be tion as to these names, I for one shall vote and I think it will be satisfactory to the Senate: understood, again I say, as referring to politagainst the bill if they are inserted, because I
WEBSTER, Jacksox County, NORTH CAROLINA,
ical opinions, because if a man bus noi the will not vote to remove the disabilities from
May 25, 1808. right to disagree to propositions submitted to any man unless his case has been examined To the Honorable the Senate and
him I do not know any other right that he sufficiently to give us a guarantee for his obey. House of Representatives in Congress assembled :
can be said to have; but I wish that his patri. ing the law and keeping the peace in the future. The petition of James W. Terrell respectfully I shall oppose the bill in all its stages unless we showeth that he was appointed postinaster at the
otism, his disposition to behave well in future, small county office of Quilla Town, in the county of
shall be tried and established. Therefore Í have that guarantee.
Ilayrood, in the fall of 1532, und held that position hope that we shall not agree to the amend. Mr. DOOLITTLE. I presented the petition until the breaking out of hostilities in 1861; that hy ment of the honorable Senator from Wisconsia, of Mr. Keener, and it was relerred to the Com
participation in the rebellion as a captain in the
but that those names will be referred to the mittee on the Judiciary. The facts set out in the proposed fourteenth article to the Constitution committee and acted upon in the future, if found the petition are no doubt correct. I have of the United States: and your petitioner further to be worthy of such action. received a letter from him, in which he makes
showeth that at the late election in this State he was
Mr. FERRY. Mr. President, I shall vote a statement in relation to himself. He says in Ile therefore respectfully asks that your hon. for the amendment of the Senator from Visbis letter to me:
orable body remove the disability in his case so as to consin, and as my vote is governed by the gen"In addition to the facts stated in the petition, you allow him to take the position to which he has been
eral view which I entertain with regard to may say truly that I have not at any time thrown
elected; and, as in duty bound, your petitioner will any obstacle in the way of reconstruction under the
JAMES W. TERRELL. the duty of Congress in cases of this kind I law. As a ineinber of the Legislature of North Caro- I have no doubt that is the state of the fact.
desire to state it now very brietly, so as to liga since the rebellion, in 1805, I gave my support to Mr. CONNESS. Now, if the Senator will avoid the necessity of ståting it again. I the most liberal legislation for the freedien ot this State. It is due to truth and candor to state that I permit me
think it is safer for society, I think it is safer was opposed to the present constitution of North Mr. DOOLITTLE. Allow me to read also for the peace of the country, North and Carolina. Should you feel any delicacy in asking pardon for a so-called rebel, you will be kind enough
the petition of the other party, and then the South, that all political disabilities which have to hand this petition to some other person who has whole facts will be presented to the Senate: grown out of this rebellion should cease. I
WEBSTER, Jackson County, North CAROLINA,
would prefer a general law to that effect. But The petition is in the hands of the Judiciary
May 35, 1868.
while no such general law is upon the statuteCommittee, and I supposed the committee To the Honorable the Senate and
book, if any citizen now laboring under those would act upon it. He does not state in his
House of Representatives in Congress assembled : disabilities makes respectful application to Conletter to me what part he took in the rebel
The petition of Joseph Keener respectfully showeth
gress for their removal, I will vote to grant the that he was froin the year 1833 to 1814 a member of lion. If the Senator from Nevada will send the Legislature of North Carolina, and that during prayer of his petition, because I believe it is for the petition he can ascertain the facts. the war of the rebellion, although above the age of better for those communities that persons laborMr. POMEROY. I ask the Senator if he
bearing arms, ho sympathized with the confederate
ing under these disabilities should be able by knows anything personally about this case. North Carolina Legislature, which bring him under
their votes, and as members of the Legislatures Mr. DOOLITTLE. I do not, except from the restrictions of the Howard amendment to the of those States, to make known their wants and the letters I have received; and how are we to
Constitution of tho United States. Your petitioner
feelings, than that they should be kept a disconact on these cases? Here come before the North Carolina, clected to the lower House of the lented, sullen class in society, and their dise Senate wo or three hundred names.
Legislature. He therefore prays your honorable abilities thus remain simply a source of evil. Mr. POMEROY. Does the Senator know body to remove his disability, so as to allow him to
I think a true policy requires the same prin. tako his seat in that body to which he has been the parties who wrote the letters ?
elected; and, as in duty bound, your petitioner will ciple to be adopted with regard to them that Mr. DOOLITTLE. This is the letter I re
J. KEENER. I would apply to other adult citizens who may ceived from the gentleman himself.
Those are the papers which I received and have what some would consider disqualifica. Mr. POMEROY. Do you know him? had referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. tions for the exercise of the elective franchise, Mr. DOOLITTLE. I do not personally
Mr. CONNESS. Now, Mr. President, I but to whom the extension of that franchise is know him, but I felt called upon to present have simply to say in regard to these cases that safer than its denial. The general principle the petition.
I am prepared to vote at any time to remove applies, in my judgment, to all alike. Mr. CONNESS. I hope the Senator will the disability from any of those citizens who The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The ques. send up the letter to be read at the desk. I have been engaged in the rebellion when it tion is on the amendnient of the Senator from have not heard a word of it.
shall appear, outside of their own testimony, Wisconsin to the amendment of the Senator Mr. SHERMAN. I hope the amendment and in addition to it, that they were not guilty from Nevada. will be withdrawn.
of cruelties and violations of the laws of war Mr. CONNESS. On that question I ask Mr. DOOLITTLE. I do not propose to and of civilization pending the war, and when for the yeas and nays. withdraw it unless there is some good reason it shall be shown in addition that they are now The
yeas and nays were ordered. for withdrawing it. This gentleman I suppose prepared in good faith to accept the situa- Mr. DOOLITTLE. I will simply state the is like the other gentlemen who are named in tion, not to accept it and fight it, but to accept fact which is stated in their petitions; one of this bill, men who have at some time given it and become peaceable residents and citizens these persons is elected a county commissioner, their support directly or indirectly to the rebel. of the United States. We are dealing with and one is elected a member of the Legislalion while the thing was progressing; but now persons who voluntarily disfranchised them- tare. They both set out this fact in their peti. that it is over, and that there is a proposition selves, made themselves alien to our country tion, and ask to have the disabilities removed. that disabilities be removed, these gentlemen and its institutions. I am prepared, notwith There are hundreds of names contained in the ask that their disabilities may be removed. standing, to deal liberally and generously with bill, as reported by the Committee on the Judi
Mr. Terrell says that he was opposed to the that portion of them who did not commit un- ciary, but I presume the Committee on the constitution framed for North Carolina by the natural crimes, who did not violate the laws of Judiciary have had no opportunity to inquire convention of 1868, “but should it be finally war and humanity, and who are now prepared into the particulars in relation to these per adopted I expect to make a quiet and peace- to act in good faith toward the nation and its able citizen under it. In the late election in people; but I desire other than their own tes
sons, except the fact that they have been elected,
perhaps, to office in the State of North Carothis State my name was placed on the ticket timony as to that point. Since I have been lina, and it is desirable that this disability for county commissioner without my knowl. here, and since the termination of the war, I should be removed, so that they can accept edge, and I was elected. It is true this is a have bad many such letters from persons kuown the offices to which they are elected. very small office, but I think it of some local to me, some of whom left the State of which I Mr. STEWART. I will inform the Senator importance that I be permitted to hold it. am a ‘resident and went to participate in the that, in regard to all of them, I have seen Besides, whether I ever seek office or not, I war, and did take part in it; but their letters | somebody who knew them, or received letters would of course prefer freedom from disabili. were of such a character, while they were seek- from persons whom I knew, and who were ties." This is signed by James W. Terrell, ing pardon and exemption from disabilities, known to Senators, with regard to the facts. who has been elected county commissioner. that I could not present thein, nor ask for such The pame of no man is inserted without beng
Mr. STEWART. I have sent for the peti- Il relief for them. 'In no instance have I had a vonched for by somebody wbo kuows him.
Mr. TRUMBULL. I will state further, for men were men whose characters afforded suffi- honorable Senator whether there is an applicathe information of the Senator from Wisconsin, 1 cient guarantee that they would be good and tion from Mr. Jones. that the Senator from Nevada has had partie- peaceable citizens I should be very much dis- Mr. HENDRICKS. No, sir; I do it as his ularly in charge this matter of inquiring into posed to include them within this bill; but we friend, so far as I know. the character and conduct of the men who have do not know but that they may be leaders in Mr. CONNESS. You propose to grant him been recommended to have their disabilities the Ku-Klux-Klan; they may be men engaged relief for which he does not apply? removed; and that he has spent a great deal in deeds of violence, or who countenance vio- Mr. JOHNSON. He has applied. of time on the subject. During the last two lence and crime in southern States, and are Mr. CONNESS. I hope the committee to months he has made inquiries of everybody | otherwise objectionable. If they are not in- whom his application has been referred will from whom he could obtain information. Icluded in this bill that does not necessarily || state to us why that application has not been will state further, that most of the persons | preclude them from obtaining the benefits of a granted, or what action has been taken upon it. whose disabilities are recommended to be re- law like this. I have no doubt that we shall I will go very far toward taking any stateinent moved by the Committee on the Judiciary are || be constantly passing laws of this description. I the lionorable Senator from Indiana may make, persons whom the constitutional conventions If these men will bring forward some affidavit | and my purpose is not to doubt any statement have recommended should be released from or some evidence of some nature or description that he does make; but if Mr. Jones bas made their political disabilities. I believe we have that they are suitable men to whom this favor an application I should like to know before I included every name thus recommended by ll of Congress should be extended, I am prepared vote what it is; I should like to hear it read, the constitutional conventions. I think every to go for it. I am in favor of a liberal policy and to know why the committee have refused it. name they recommended has been inserted, on this subject; but I do not think we ought at Mr. HENDRICKS. I understand that the and there are some names added to that list, once to dispense with the constitutional dis- Senator from Tennessee (Mr. PATTERSON) has on the representation of reliable persons in / ability and treat it as a perfect nullity and allow a letter froin Mr. Jones on this subject. He those States, with whom the Senator from any man simply to come in here with a mere did not refer it to the committee, and I did not Nevada has had intercourse, and from whompetition and have Congress remove his dis- know of any such letter, and I did not base my he has obtained information. I admit that it | ability.
motion upon the letter. In that letter I underis very difficult to obtain satisfactory informa- Mr. TRUMBULL. I wish to say one word derstand he expresses his earnest desire to be tion in regard to perhaps a thousand names, in reply to a remark made by the Senator from relieved from political disabilities. I made my but the coinmittee have taken the recommend California, that the committee seem disposed proposition upon my own knowledge of him. ations of the constitutional conyentious as far to admit these amendments, The committee I know that, as a member of the House of as they went, and have added a few names has not expressed any opinion that this amend- Representatives, he was one of the most useful upon what they regarded reliable authority. ment be adopted. It is offered here in the members, a vigilant, careful, attentive man, This was the best disposition we found it in Senate; the committee has not considered it esteemed by men of all sections. He was not our power to make. It may not be entirely at all. So far as I am concerned, I beg leave a sectional man, and was as much opposed, in satisfactory; and I wish to say to the Senator to say to the Senate that these petitions do not my judgment, to the secession movement as from California that it is possible the commit- present a case that calls upon the Senate, in any man in the North. He was extremely bittee have made mistakes, and it would be won- my judgment, to relieve these parties. What ter against it. I saw him as late as the summer derful if they had not made some in this long do they say? They state in their petitions that of 1860, and had conversations with him. Inlist of names from several States; but we have they have been elected to office; they do not deed, I think I had conversations with him in had to act upon such information as we could even profess themselves that they are prepared the spring of 1861. Just how late it was I will obtain, adopting, as a principle, to relieve to abide by the legislation of Congress. They | not say, but it was in the summer of 1860 or everybody who gave evidence of his intention make no pretense of the kind; they simply the spring of 1861. I knew even up to that to acquiesce fairly in the condition of the coun: say that they were engaged in the rebellion, time how very bitterly he was opposed to all try brought about by the results of the war, and have been elected to office, and ask to be such movements. During the whole course of and to sustain honestly and fairly the laws relieved. Who elected them? For aught I his service, during the four years I was in the which have been enacted by Congress for the know they may have been elected by the ene. Other House with him, there was no man inore reorganization of the rebel States.
mies of the country, by the worst rebels there opposed to the extreme views of the South than Mr. CONNESS. I have not complained of are there. If there was any statement in the
He was a useful man, a man of intelthe investigations made by the committee. Il petition itself it would present a different case. lect, a man of high integrity, and will be usehave only suggested that we should not add We not only have no evidence from anybody ful whenever he comes to assist in the great names upon their individual application. We that these parties are of that class who ought work of the restoration of this country. have the name now of one of the two persons to be relieved from disabilities, but we have not Mr. COLE. The Senator from Indiana is a here before us who says he is a member-elect a statement of the parties themselves; and member of the Judiciary Committee, and can of the Legislature of the State of North Caro- unless Congress is prepared at once to pass a inform us whether this name was before the lina. There is no recommendation from any general law relieving everybody, there cer- committee and whether it has been acted on oiher source in favor of remitting the political tainly is no case presented by these two parties. | by the committee, whether it has been rejected disabilities in his case. Why, sir, his vote in
The question being taken by yeas and nays, by the committee or not. the Legislature may send a man here that we resulted-yeas 12, nays 23 ; as foilows:
Mr. HENDRICKS. My impression is, but cannot admit. While we are endeavoring to YEAS-Messrs. Cole, Davis, Doolittle, Ferry, Hen- || I will not speak with confidence about that, admit these States to equal representation in dersou, Hendricks, Johnson, McCreery, Patterson of
that I suggested to the Senator from Nevada Congress, is it possible that such a man could
Tennessee, Sprague, Van Winkle, and Vickers-12.
to add Mr. Jones's name; and I think the not have found loyal citizens in North Carolina ness, Corbett, Drake, Harlan, Howard. Howe. 'Mor- l objection was that this bill was confined to two to recommend him to Congress ? Certainly gan, Morrillof Maine, Morrillof Vermont, Nye, Pom
States, Alabama and North Carolina. That not. He has either not taken the trouble to
eroy, Sheridan, Sumner, Thayer. Tipton, Trumbull,
was the only objection that was made in the do it, or fearing that he could not he has not ABSENT-Messrs. Anthony, Bayard, Buckalew, committee, so far as I understood. undertaken it. I only complain that the com:
Cattell, Cragin, Dixon, Edmunds, Fessenden, Fowler, Mr. STEWART. The name was not conmittee seem prepared to admit amendments of
Frelinghuysen, Grimes, Morton, Norton, Patterson
sidered in committee. this character. When a committee bave made art, and Yates-19.
Mr. HENDRICKS. Except just that far. the best investigation and the most careful So the amendment to the amendment was Allow me to add that I would rather, from my inquiry they can they have exhausted their rejected.
own knowledge of a man, his fitness to be a power in the premises; and I
so willing to Mr. HENDRICKS. At the close of the citizen, represent the case without his applicarelieve this class of disabilities that I am ready
fourth section I move to add the words and tion than with it. I know George W. Jones to take any report that a standing committee George W. Jones, of Tennessee.''
as well as I do almost any public man, and I of this body shall inake, unless I know of Mr. POMEROY. I should like to hear some am willing to vouch for his honor anywhere special facts to the contrary, statement about Mr. Jones.
and everywhere. Mr. WILLIAMS. I ain disposed to be very
Mr. HENDRICKS. I did not think it neces- Mr. WILSON Mr. President, we ought liberal in the exercise of this power ; but there
sary to make a statement about him, he is so not to make this matter of removing political will be numerous applications of this kind to well known to most of the Senators-particu- disabilities a mere farce. I do not concur, Congress, and what we do now may be regarded larly known to the Senator from Ohio, [Mr. therefore, in the declaration made by the Sen as a precedent hereafter. If now we relieve SHERMAN,] who served in the House of Repre. ator from Connecticut. Toward the people of persons from these disabilities upon their own
sentatives with him-as one of those southern the rebel States our first duty was and is to do petitions, without any evidence whatever as to
men who always opposed secession. I believe justice. We have in a measure done justice their foriner conduct or present character or
at one time he was a member of the Richmond to the loyal men of those States. Our next opinions, we shall establish a precedent, as it
congress, and that is all the connection he had duty to the people of those States is to be mer. seems to me, that renders this constitutional with the southern cause, so far as I know. It ciful to the disloyal, to those who have offended a perfect nullity-a mere piece of
was known to the Senator from Ohio, I believe, | against the laws of the country. There are mockery. The President of the United States as it was known to myself when I served in the probably about fifty thousand of these persons will not pardon any man upon his own indi. House of Representatives with him, that lie under disabilities. I am willing to remove the vidual application; that application must be
was opposed at all times to the policy of the disabilities of the great body of these persons supported by some other evidence, showing extreme men of the South. He was as con- at once. There are a few hundreds of the that the man has some merit of some kind or servative in his views as anybody in the House, men who engaged in the rebellion I would description. If this petition was accompanied and devoted to the Union.
allow to wait a little while until they manifest by any affidavit of any person stating that these Mr. CONNESS. I desire to inquire of the li a disposition to gupport their country and its