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mittee on Ordnance, which was constituted at necessary to go to all the various Departments ing due in thirty years shall bearinterest at four and

a half per cent.; and bonds falling due in forty years

I sent to the the first session of the present Congress. The having charge of those matters. committee have performed a very great amount

Interior Department the papers relative to the bonds shall be exempt from taxation in’any form by of labor, and had numerous meetings on the court room, and received for answer that they or under State, municipal, or local authority, and

the same and the interest thereon, and the income

& subject referred to them, and called before could not make any other provision. Now,

therefrom, shall be exempt from the payment of all them a great number of witnesses, whose tes. small room is rented there, and they have no taxes or duties to the United States, other than such

income tax as may be assessed upon other incomnes; power to make better arrangements. timony they have taken; and the amount of

and the said bonds and the proceeds thereof sball be documentary proofs which they will in the Mr. MORRILL, of Maine. All I can say is

exclusively used for the redemption, payment, or course of this session be able to submit to that these papers did not authorize the Com

purchase of, or exchange for, an equal amount of Congress is quite large. The expenses of the mittee on Appropriations to move this amend- any of the present interest-bearing debt of the Uni

ted States, other than the existing five per cent. ment to the bill, and I think I may say to the committee of course have been considerable;

bonds and the three per cent. certificates, and may and Congress having made no appropriation | Senator from Oregon that it is not usual to be issued to an amount, in the aggregate, suflicient at all to pay the expenses of the committee for make appropriations of this kind upon such to cover the principal of all outstanding or existing

obligations as limited herein, and no more, but not short-hand reporters, and traveling expenses papers. These papers are simply letters from

to exceed $700,000,000 shall be of the issue redeemand attendance of witnesses, &c., they have the district attorney in Oregon, and petitions able in twenty years. been obliged, through the Sergeant-at-Arms from the grand jury, and they have been, it Sec. - And be it further enacted, That there is of the Senate, to obtain an advance from one seems, in the Department of the Interior; but hereby appropriated out of the duties derived from

imparted goods the sum of $135,000,000 anpually, of the banks of this city to the amount at pres. the misfortune is that the Secretary of the In- which sum during euch fiscal year shall be applied ent of between seven and eight thousand dol. terior does not send them back with a recom: to the payment of the interest and to the reduction lars, which is justly due to the bank. We mendation, and the Secretary of the Treasury

of the principal of the public debt, in such a manner

as may be determined by the Secretary of the Treassuppose that $15,000 will something more than | gives us no information on the subject. It

ury, or as Congress may hereafter direct; and such cover the whole expenses of the committee; will be seen that this building is to combine a reduction shall be in lieu of the sinking fund conbut we thought it best to ask for that amount, court-house and a custom-house. Such appro

templated by the fifth section of the act entitled "An

act to authorize the issue of United States notes, and in order to be sure that we get a sufficiently priations are usually backed by a recommend.

for the redemption or funding thereof, and for fundlarge appropriation. I think there can be no ation from the Department, with plans from ing the floating debt of the United States," approved hesitation about the propriety of the appropri- the architect showing what the character of the

February 25, 1862.

SEC. And be it further enacted, That the holder ation. building is, what its probable cost is to be, and

of any lawful moncy of the United States to the Mr. MORRILL, of Maine. Of course, Con- what the demand for it is. All these particu: amount of $1,000, or any multiple of $1,000, may con

vert the same into bonds for an equal amount, aulars in this case seem to fail. gress having authorized a committee, is bound to pay the expenses ; and if the Senator will Mr. CORBETT. I had this proposition thorized by the first section of this act, under such

rules and regula'ions as the Secretary of the Trensstate precisely what that sum is, that should be referred three or four days ago to the Com- ury may prescribe; and any holder of any of the the sum appropriated. mittee on Commerce, and I did not learn from

bonds provided for in the first section of this act may

present the same to the Treasurer of the United Mr. HOWARD. It is impossible at present them that it was necessary to procure such States and demand lawful money of the United States to state the exact amount, because the com- recommendations. If I had I could have done for the principal and accruing interest thereon, and mittee are not yet discharged from their duties. so, no doubt. This is the place where my col

the Treasurer shall redeem the same in lawful money

of the United States, unless the amount of United They are still pursuing the inquiries which league and myself reside, and he knows the

States notes then outstanding stall be equal to were referred to them. The amount of ex- importance of such a building, and how much $400,000,000; and such bond shall not be so redeempenses which they have already incurred must the interests of the Government and the con.

able after the United States have rcsumed the pay

ment of coin for their notes. be somewhere about nine thousand dollars; venience of citizens suffer by the want of it. Sec. And be il further enacted, That any contract perhaps even ten thousand dollars; I cannot It is the largest commercial city on the Pacific hereafter made, specifically payable in coin, shall be state with precision. The amount which they coast north of San Francisco, and pretty much legal and valid, and may be enforced according to have borrowed from a bank in this city is all the custom duties collected in the State of

its terms, anything in the several acts relating to

United States notes to the contrary notwithstanding. $7,000, and I think a little upward. That Oregon are collected there, and of all the taxes

Mr. HENDRICKS. If the Senator does not has been paid out to witnesses, clerks, &c., for collected in the State not less than one half

wish to make an argument on his amendment, labor actually performed. I think $15,000 are collected in Portland.

I will ask that it be postponed that I may will fully cover the expenses, and perhaps leave Mr. MORRILL, of Maine. Suppose the

offer a small balance that will not be drawn.

Senator allows this matter to go over until The amendment was agreed to.

The PRESIDING OFFICER, (Mr. Pom. to-morrow.

EROY in the chair.) Does the Senator from

Mr. CORBETT. I desire a vote on this Mr. CORBETT. I desire to offer the fol

Ohio move this as an amendment to the approlowing amendment, to come in after line two question.

priation bill?

Mr. WILLIAMS. Will this bill be disposed hundred and forty-two; I report it from the

Mr. SHERMAN. Yes, sir; but I am will. of to-day? Committee on Commerce:

ing the Senate shall do as it pleases in regard

Mr. SHERMAN. I apprehend not. For the construction of a building to be used as a

to having a vote at this time. I want to have

Mr. MORRILL, of Maine. There will prob- it pending. custom-house and United States court-room and post office at Portland, Oregon, $50,000.

able be time for this to-morrow. Mr. MORRILL, of Maine. Will the Sena- Mr. CORBETT. The amendment which the

Mr. MÒRRILL, of Maine. I propose to tor be good enough to tell us whether that is Senator from Ohio intends to offer will lead to

raise a question, if not a question of order recommended by the Treasury Department? a long discussion.

under the rule to which we have had occasion Mr. CORBETT. I have inquired at the Mr. SHERMAN. The Senator will have a

to refer, under the general principles of legis

. Treasury about the construction of such a

lation that this is not allowable, that it has no chance afterward, if that amendment is disbuilding. I have a communication from the posed of. I desire

reference to the subject of this bill; it is not United States district attorney and the grand Mr.WILLIAMS. This amendment proposed to it in general or particular. This is anapo

germane in any sense whatever; does not relate juries of two sessions of the courts asking for by my colleague may be temporarily withdrawn propriation bill strictly, and subjects to have an appropriation for the construction of a court- for the purpose of ascertaining if the Depart- || relation to it must be of that character. They house in Oregon. They represent that the ment will recommend this appropriation, with present room they occupy is totally unfit;

must either be matters of appropriation or they that the understanding that it is to be renewed it makes persons sick who are compelled to be

must have reference to the subject matter of before any final action is taken on the bill. there ; it has no windows, and is lighted by a Mr. MORRILL, of Maine. Certainly.

appropriation in some way; and a bill which skylight. It really is unfit to be occupied for Mr. CORBETT. I withdraw my amend.

is utterly foreign to such a subject 1 conceive the purpose for which it is used. The post ment under those circumstances.

is obnoxious to the general objection that it is office is a small wooden building with no secur.

not germane, which, according to all sound Mr.

SHERMAN. I wish now to submit the principles of legislation, I believe obtains er ity for the valuable letters that are constantly || amendment of which I gave notice yesterday. where e This is a matter of general legislation being sent from there, and is totally inade- I am not anxious to press an immediate vote quate to the wants of the second commercial on it, because it is an important one and will

upon a subject entirely distinct from the oue city on the Pacific coast. I have here a state. excite discussion ; but as I have to be absent

we are considering. It has no more relation ment from Mr. Mullett that there is no public from the Senate Í desire to offer the amend

to it, I conceive, than the bill of the honorable building of any kind in that city for custom

Senator from Massachusetts which was before house uses. I have also an estimate from him ment, and then if the Senate is willing to let

the Senate last night, which was a bill making other amendments be taken up I shall not that such a building as we desire will probably cost from eighty to ninety thousand dollars, but object. But I desire to offer the amendment

the Army of the

United States ; and if this bill from the Committee on Finance. $50,000 will be adequate for the present year

prevails my honorable friend from Massachu

The amendment was read. It was to add to put the building in process of construction

setts may with equal propriety, I submit, proto the bill the following additional sections: and push it forward.

pose that bill as a rider; and so you may go Mr. MORRILL, of Maine. I do not see in SEC. And be it further enacted, That the Sec

on to the end of the session ; there is no com; retary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to issue the papers submitted by the honorable Sena- coupon or registered bonds of the United States in

ceivable measure either of a general or special tor any recommendation either from the Treas

such form and of such denominations as he may preury or the Interior Department. scribe, redeemable in coin at the pleasure of the

character which may not properly go upon this

bill. Mr. CORBETT. The proposed building is

United States, after twenty, thirty, and forty years,
respectively, and bearing the following rates of

Now, the question I submit, Mr. President, to be used for a custom house, a post office, yearly interest, payable semi-annually in coin, that

is to the judgment

of the Senate, whether they and a court-room, and I did not think it was is to say: the issue of bonds falling due in twenty

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rules and regula’ions as the TI ury may prescribe; and any bude

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Mr. HENDRICKS. If the uif wish to make an argument on tsent

i I will ask that it be postpooni 1

reason.

a matter of general legislation, and so general For instance, I find that to the very last civil | the exercise of its judgment and discretion, as to embrace the great subject of the entire || appropriation bill that was pending in the Sen. would entertain this as an amendment to this funding system of the Government of the atelast yearseveral amendments were attached; bill. I suggest to the Chair, therefore, that United States. Certainly the Senate is not one abolishing the office of Commissioner of that is the question which ought to be submithere to perform any such function as that. Public Buildings; another regulating the Light. ted to the Senate, and not the arbitrary quesCertainly the moment it is moved the functions | House Board; another fixing the salary of the tion whether the amendment is in order or of the Committee on Appropriations are at an general appraiser at New York; another for not in order. I suppose, according to the usage end. So far as we have any functions in re- the pay of the clerk of pardons in the State of the Senate, it is a proper question for the gard to the recommendation of appropriations Department; another authorizing the Clerk Senate to decide whether, in the exercise of its for the service of the Government of the of the House of Representatives to select the discretion and judgment, it will entertain a Upited States we stop right here.

newspapers for the publication of the laws; proposition not germane to this bill, and that The PRESIDING OFFICER, (Mr. Pom- another notifying the heads of the executive is the question I ask the Chair to submit. EROY.) Does the Chair understand the Sena- Departments that they are to publish adver. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The ques. tor to be discussing a point of order?

tisements only in certain newspapers; another tion presented to the Senate is purely a quesMr. MORRILL, of Maine. Yes, sir; I || fixing the rate to be paid for publishing the tion of order. No other question can be subsuppose that is debatable.

laws; another authorizing the Secretary of the mitted. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Chair Treasury to sell custom-houses at Alexandria, Mr. CONKLING. Mr. President, the quesis unwilling to call the Senator to order; but Norfolk, &c.; another authorizing certain tion is whether it is in order, or whether the at the same time such a point of order cannot officers to report upon public buildings in New Senate will hold it to be in order, to take up be discussed unless by unanimous consent. Mexico; another fixing the pay of clerks in the financial affairs of the country generally, Still if no Senator objects the Chair will not the arsenals, and so on.

and put a bill into which provision for them is interpose.

I take this single instance to show how uni- to be incorporated as a rider upon an appro. Mr. MORRILL, of Maine. Mr. Presi. versal by the judgment of the Senate is the priation bill. That is a question of order, and dent

practice of putting legislative amendments of I submit with great respect to the Senator from The PRESIDING OFFICER. If the Sen- various kinds on appropriation bills. There Ohio that that question is not with him for the ator will state bis point of order the Chair will are times when it becomes absolutely neces- reasons which he has given to the Senate. decide it.

sary for the Senate to maintain its right to First of all I remark that those instances to Mr. MORRILL, of Maine. I make the amend the appropriation bills of the House which the Senator refers are just as applicable point of order that this is not admissible be. of Representatives by legislative amendments. to the House of Representatives as they are cause it is not germane to the subject under It ought never to be done unless there is good | here. He will find that over and over again consideration.

reason for it; and when we come to debate the such provisions as he has cited have been pus The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Clerk question of the necessity of putting on this in the House of Representatives upon approwill read the thirtieth rule.

appropriation bill these provisions relating to | priation bills. Why? First, because they were Mr. MORRILL, of Maine. I do not claim the public debt I shall be prepared to discuss not objected to; the question of order was not that the thirtieth rule has any application. I that question. So far as the point of order is raised; and that was because they were single rest my point on general principles.

concerned there is no doubt according to the 11 sections, mere items, propositions which did The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Chair practice of the Senate. From the foundation not belong appropriately, upon any separate understands that there is no specific rule of of the Government to this time the Senate has bill, unless a joint resolution was to be passed the Senate against this amendment; but the always maintained its right to put amendments for the single purpose of directing the sale of amendment can hardly be said to be germane of a legislative character on appropriation bills; a particular piece of property, which has been to the bill, and under common parliamentary and it is a right which ought never to be sur: the exception when bills were under consideralaw it is not to be considered by tbe Senate; rendered; but it ought to be exercised with tion embracing general subjects. The same but there is no special rule of the Senate on care, with caution, and only upon sufficient | thing will be found in the British Parliament. the subject. The Senate has never held hith

Looking at Cushing, or looking at May, it will erto that such amendments could not be con- So far as the point of order is concerned be found that appropriation bills continually sidered on an appropriation bill. We put on there can be no doubt what is the parliamento pass which contain provisions such as the the amendment in reference to banks, I re- ary law of the Senate on such questions. It is Senator has referred to. member, once. The Chair decides that such not necessary for me to discuss what may be Let me remind him that there is no rule of amendments are not in harmony with parlia- the parliamentary law of the House of Com. the House of Representatives against this, mentary law and a good systent of legislation. mons. Each legislative House has its own

The rule of the House to which he refers is Mr. SUMNER. I would inquire if it has mode of conducting its business. The House that a provision shall not be put into an appronot been the habit of the Chair to submit to of Representatives, by a rule, exclude amend. priation bill changing existing laws, and that the Senate the question whether an amend- ments of a legislative character from the appro- an appropriation shall not be made for which ment was in order or not?

priation bills; that is their law. This would there is no existing law. That is not the point The PRESIDING OFFICER. I was going not be in order in the House of Represent- | made here, and I submit to the Senator it has to do that. While that is the opinion of the Chair, he would not like to decide the question but in the Senate it has never been se, and I question here is whether the amendment is not without referring it to the Senate; and if the trust the Senate will never change its rule wholly foreign, entirely destitute of the ele Senator from Ohio has no objection, the Chair merely to avoid a vote upon one amendment ments which make it germane to this bill. will submit the question to the Senate at this This amendment is in order in accordance Now, I should like to see any rule of the time whether the Senator has the right to move with the regular practice of the Senate. As House of Representatives on that subject. I this amendment.

a matter of course it ought not to be put on never heard one read there, and never knew Mr. SHERMAN. That point, then, I sup- this bill unless a majority of the Senate are one to be enforced. The parliamentary law is pose becomes debatable ?

clearly of opinion not only that it is right in enforced there, which requires that subjects The PRESIDING OFFICER. A point of itself, but that it is right as an amendment to moved as amendments shall be cognate and order referred to the Senate is debatable. and as a part of this bill.

germane to the thing in band, or else they are Mr. SHERMAN. It is admitted that the Mr. MORTON. Will the Senator state the out of order. The Senator says we have a rules of the Senate do not exclude this amend. reasons that induced the Counmittee on Finance right to put upon appropriation bills fresh ment. Now, what is the parliamentary law of to report it?

matter, and that right ought not to be surrenthis Senate? Where is it to be found? Is it Mr. SHERMAN. I do not feel at liberty | dered. Certainly not, and nobody draws that to be found in Jefferson's Manual? Is it to be to do that on the question of order. The rule right in question here. found in the practice of the English Parlia- confines me to the discussion of the question I should like to inquire of the Senator from ment, or in the practice of our House of Rep- of order, and I do not wish to go beyond that Ohio or any other Senator familiar with the presentatives? Not at all; it is to be found at present.

usage of this body, for the instance in which in the practice of the Senate, as continued The PRESIDING OFFICER. The ques. the Senate has held, the point of order being from the foundation of the Government to this ltion submitted to the Senate is whether the raised, that any other bill, however remote the hour; and down to this hour no amendment to amendment of the Senator from Ohio is in | subject might be, could be incorporated into an appropriation bill was ever excluded that order and should be received.

an appropriation bill. If there has been such had any bearing whatever on the general safety. Mr. SHERMAN. I have confined the a precedent as that, that precedent is influential I can show my friend from Maine innumerable debate solely to that.

in this case. It would be a very extraordinary precedents for this. Generally I am opposed, Mr. HENDRICKS. I anderstood the Chair | precedent. There are persons within and withon grounds of policy, to all amendments of a to say that under the rules of the Senate, the out this Chamber waiting with great patience legislative character to appropriation bills. amendment was in order.

for the consideration of bills which ought to No one bas objected to it more strongly than The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Chair be considered. I have a bill in mind now remyself; and but for special reasons and strong said that under the rules it was not out of lating to patents, the want of consideration of grounds I would not encumber the appropria- order, technically speaking.

which imposes great hardship upon a number tion bills with legislative amendments. But so Mr. HENDRICKS. I understood the Chair of persons. I feel very much interested in it far as the practice is concerned, from the found- to express the opinion that an amendment of myself; and if this is the order of business in ation of the Government to this time, there is this sort was not consistent with prudent legis the Senate, I wish to give notice, and to have no doubt that such amendments are in order, lation and that, therefore, the Chair would it referred to the Committee on Appropriations and must be decided by the vote of the Senate. Il submit to the Senate whether the Senate, in so as to be within the other rule, that on to-mor

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Now, Mr. President, one word upon the mat- Senator, or nearly every Senator, that we oughtcluded. It may be inexpedient to offer sock ter of discretion, which, as the Senator from to act upon it at this session.

an amendment; but will the Senate decide Indiana truly says, is one of the elements of this Mr. POMEROY. I admit the importance that a proposed amendment is not in order question. Suppose it were in order, in some of it.

because in their judgment it is inexpedient to sense, to consider a subject not germane to the Mr. SHERMAN. Now, I say

that

attach it to the pending bill or to adopt it? appropriation bill, ought we to take up a sub- is, and I intend to present squarely to the Sen. Suppose the Senate should decide now that ject great and complex, in itself perhaps the ate the proposition whether or not they will this amendment is not in order, what sort of s mostimportant subject of legislation, and mingle | adjourn this session of Congress without making | precedent would that constitute? Is it to be that with an appropriation bill, and undertake soine provision for the reduction of the burden assumed now, for the first time in the history to have it go through as a sort of codicil or of the public debt. I do not want to do it of the legislation of the Senate, that anyamendaddendum to this bill? It seems to me that on the point of order, because, as a matter of ment which does not relate to the matter of that line of proceeding would be unworthy of course, unless the Senate are satisfied not only | appropriation shall not be incorporated into a the subject and unworthy of the Senate. first of the correctness of this proposition, but bill of this description ?

The bill which is proposed as an amendment second, that it ought to be put for reasons that I submit that the Senate is not wil}ing at this of course will lead to discussion and investiga- | shall be given on an appropriation bill, they time to debar itself from that privilege, for it tion and to consideration just as much aloof will vote against it. If they have doubts about does become absolutely necessary at times to from the present subject as can possibly be. either the merits of the proposition or the pro. put upon a miscellaneous appropriation bill What is the motive for attaching it to this bill? || priety of putting it on an appropriation bill, some provision of law which does not relate to What do we all know is the motive? If possi- || they will vote against it on the final vote; but appropriations, and the Senate must be afraid ble to obtain its successful passage through the on the question whether it is in order accord- of itself, must be afraid of its own judgment, two Houses as a rider to this bill which must | ing to the practice of the Senate, I cannot if it establishes a rule which invariably debars necessarily be passed, wher, if it stood alone, think that any person who has been here any it of the privilege of putting on any such it would not be adopted. Is there any motive considerable length of time can doubt for a amendment. for it? Certainly there can be none; and

I hope that this great question, and it is one of therefore I submit that tbe matter of discretion, The rule in the House of Representatives | immense magnitude to this country, as it seems assuming that it was strictly in order, is against referred to by the Senator from New York does to me, will not be decided upon a mere point the motion; but I insist, and shall so vote, that exclude it there, because no amendment can of order. I do not see how it can be atfirmed it is entirely out of order, either here or in the be put upon an appropriation bill in the House that this amendment is not in order. If it House of Representatives, until precedents can which changes the existing law. Even where cannot be so affirmed, then it strikes me to be be shown establishing that this body has adopted pew items of appropriation are proposed they very unwise for the Senate, without considerthe usage, when the objection was made and cannot be put on an appropriation bill there, ing the merits of the proposition, or the neces. the point of order was insisted upon, of taking because they are in the nature of new legisla. || sity for it, to refuse to consider it. up subjects distinct by themselves and utterly tion. Almost every legislative act changes an Mr. CONKLING. The Senator from Ore. independent of all matters contained in an existing law, and the House rule forbids that gon will allow me to make a suggestion. He appropriation bill, and legislating upon them being done on the appropriation bills; but in treats this as if the question were whether this by way of rider to it.

the Senate we have never practiced upon that. subject, which he styles a great one, shall be As I said before, the instances referred to by On the contrary, we seek the appropriation considered in connection with this bill or not the Senator of directing the sale of a hospital bills sometimes, not only to carry convenient at all. Will the Senator explain to me why it here, of doing something else there, have oc- amendments, but to assert great principles ; is, if we are allowed to finish this bill without curred in both Houses, occurred by consent, and I might go to many instances in the his- it, the subject to which he refers cannot then and occurred, perhaps, where objection has tory of this Government where the Senate be taken up separately just as well as to be been made, though I do not remember it, for have attached important legislative provisions | appended to this bill? What is the point the reason that they were within the general to appropriation bills, and have presented them about that? I ask for information. I do not scope of the bill. But this proposition is to go in that way forcibly to the country. I say that understand. beyond all possible intendments of the present if there ever was a case for it this is the one. Mr. WILLIAMS. I have reasons for insistbill as to the subjects to which it relates, and The singular spectacle is presented in this ling upon adding this amendment to the bill take up a matter independent and complex in country of the United States paying six per which I suppose it is not proper for me to state itself, and ingraft upon this bill, tack upon it, cent. interest in gold on over due bonds which to the Senate, as they relate to matters in the in the language of Colonel Benton, an entirely we have a right to redeem, while at the same other branch of Congress. different subject. I submit that such a practice time our notes held by each of us, and which Mr. POMEROY. I hope the Senator from ought not to prevail, and I hope it will not we compel the people of the United States to ) Oregon will not think that because Senators prevail.

take, are below the par of anything else issued vote that this amendment is not in order they Mr. POMEROY. Mr. President, the appro- by the United States, and cannot buy any bond are therefore opposed to the funding bill. priation bill being under consideration, the or security issued by the United States, and Mr. WILLIAMS. It amounts to that. Senator from Ohio moves to amend it by insert- are now worth in gold but sixty to seventy Mr. SHERMAN. I will state to the Senator ing the provisions of the funding bill, and the cents on the dollar. While that condition of from Kansas that there is no other prospect of question whether he is at liberty to do so is affairs stands we are justified in proposing to passing any funding bill. before the Senate for decision. I desire now remedy it, and I think we ought to avail our- Mr. POMEROY. I do not know about that. simply to state the question, for I think if it selves of every medium to present that ques- I will not vote to put that measure on the is fairly stated to the Senate it need not be tion to the House of Representatives, and I appropriation bill, although I will vote for it argued. Upon an appropriation bill it is pro- am satisfied that this proposition will receive on its merits. posed to ingraft legislation entirely foreign to the sanction of the House of Representatives Mr. WILLIAMS. I will simply say in referit. Although there is no technical rule of the if it is passed here. That is my opinion, but ence to that reinark that it seems to me a SenSenate against it, because the Senate always (I may be mistaken. As a matter of course, I ator who, with a reasonable conviction on his has the largest liberty and can always exercise would not force this proposition on the House mind that such a bill as this, which is of this the largest discretion, it is a vicious system of of Representatives. If it receives a majority vast importance, ought to pass, votes that it legislation and ought not to be indulged in. I of the votes of the Senate and a majority of the shall not be passed upon a mere matter of form, should regard it as a most unfortunate prece- votes of the House of Representatives it be. is sacrificing the interests of the country to * dent for the Senate to set. It never yet has comes the law of the land on this appropriation mere matter of form in the Senate; and it set a precedent of this character, at least not bill as well as anywhere else. If it should not seems to me that is not wise or judicious legisof this magnitude. It frequently on appropri- | receive a majority of the House of Represent. || lation. ation bills directs how certain sums shall be atives, as a matter of course the Senate would Mr, POMEROY. It is no more germane expended, but a system of funding never was not insist on the amendment; but that we to this bill than a bill for a railroad in Oregon introduced on an appropriation bill, and it is | ought to present this question and do some- would be or a bill to extend a patent, as the in no way germane to it. It is bad legislation | thing to carry out this view I have no doubt. Senator from New York said. to admit it, and it ought not to be admitted.

I feel cramped in attempting to debate a Mr. WILLIAMS. That may be true ; but Mr. SHERMAN. The statutes are full of question of this kind on a point of order, and it does not follow that every proposition which precedents on this question, and to those who I will not do it. I think the Senate ought to is not germane to the bill is not in order

. have been in the Senate for any length of time assert its right, its power, its rule, its custom, Although I am not familiar with the practice it is not necessary for me to produce them. I

its law to put on an appropriation bill any of the Senate, I undertake to say that no prehave before me a law passed in 1863, the civil amendment of a legislative character. When cedent for excluding this amendment can be appropriation bill, containing twenty-five dif

that right is asserted I am then willing to show found in the history of the Senate. ferent sections, among which is a law regu- that this amendment comes within any rule

Mr. SHERMAN. I will state to the Sen. lating the habeas corpus, another reorganizing the Senate may choose to prescribe ; that it is ator that during the Mexican war a loan bill

in the highest degree important, necessary, the Signal corps of the Army, and so on. These

was attached to an appropriation bill. provisions were in a mere civil bill providing vital, and defensible.

Mr. WILLIAMS. I believe this is the first Mr. WILLIAMS. Mr. President, I suppose for miscellaneous expenditures. So far as pre

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tion of order in the Senate; but the import- CIVIL SERVICE OF TIIE UNITED STATES.
ance of this legislation impels me to insist that

Mr. CAKE, from the same committee, also
upon this mere matter of form the proposition reported the following resolution; which was
shall not be rejected. I know it is not strictly read, considered, and agreed to:
germane to the subject matter of the bill; but

Resolved. That three thousand extra copies of tho
is that a conclusive objection?

report of the Committee on Retrenchment in the
Suppose there had been some omission in civil service of the United States be printed for the
the legislation of Congress during the present

use of the House.
session, that in the enactment of some law Mr. CAKE moved to reconsider the votes
Congress had failed to incorporate into that by which the several resolutions were adopted ;
law the necessary means for its execution, and and also moved that the motion to reconsider
the miscellaneous appropriation bill was the be laid on the table.
last bill before Congress, and it was necessary

The latter motion was agreed to.
to insert a provision there relative to the exe-

LAND OFFICE REPORT FOR 1867.
cution of that law, not germane to the miscel-
laneous appropriation bill
. Will the Senate

Mr. HIGBY, by unanimous consent, sub-
deprive itself of the right to make such an

mitted the following resolution; which was amendment, if, in its judgment, there is any

read, and, under the law, referred to the Com.
necessity for it? If the Senate decides now

mittee on Printing :
that this amendment shall not be received Rexoloed, That there be printed for the use of the

members of the House twenty thousand copies of
because it is not germane to the bill, the Sen-

the report of the Commissioner of the General Land
ate decides, unless it is to vary from day to Office for the year 1807.
day in its practice upon the question, that

PUBLIC DEBT, ETC.
hereafter, no matter what may be the exigency
or the imperious necessity requiring it, the

Mr. BOUTWELL. Mr. Speaker, I ask
Senate will not put on a miscellaneous appro-

unanimous consent to submit a bill which I
priation bill anything that does not touch the give notice I will move as.a substitute for the
matter of the bill.

bill to be reported from the Comınittee of Mr. CONKLING. I beg to make a sugges.

Ways and Means under the resolution adopted tion to the Senator there. In the House of Rep yesterday in reference to the taxation of interresentatives, as the Senator from Ohio says-in

est on United States bonds. The proposed the result I agree with him, although we under

substitute is as follows: stand the rule differently—there is an express

A bill relating to the public debt and the payment

of interest thereon. rule standing all the time upon the book that

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representain an appropriation bill such legislation shall tives of the Uniteit Ster of Americain Congress arremnot occur as changes existing laws; and yet in

bleud, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he just such cases as the Senator now speaks of

is hereby, authorized to issue bonus, either coupon

or registered, upon the faith and credit of the United the House does it continually, as continually States, in suins of not less than fifty dollars each, to as the Senate. Why? Because the rules are the amount of $800,000,000, principal and interest, always under control, and whenever any such

payable in coin, and upon ihe following terins and

conditions, namely:
instance as he speaks of arises, the rule is First, the interest on said bonds shall be at the
waived for that purpose. There is a rule there,

rate of five and one half per cent. per annum, pay-
among other things, that, during the last ten

able semi-annually.

Second. Suid bonds shall be issued to citizens of the days of the session a motion is always in order United States only, and shall be wholly void in the to suspend all the rules. When, therefore, the hands ofany person not a citizen of the United States, last day comes, or the last day or two and

or in the hands of any person who, at the time of

receiving any such bonds, had knowledge or good something has been omitted that it is necessary reason to believe that the same had been issued or to put in a bill, although strictly out of order,

transferred to any person not a citizen of the United the majority do it, having the rules under their

States; and this condition shall be expressed upon

every bonil issued under the provisions ofthis section. control. But the question here is, without Third. The bonds herehy authorized shall not be any such emergency as that, why we should subject to State or local taxation, in any manner, nor carry a dispensation of the rule to such an

by the United States at i rate exceeding one half of unheard of extent as this. The Senator says

one per cent. of the income of the bonds on which

such taxes are levied. he has reasons which he is not at liberty to

l'ourth. Said bonds shall be made 50 payable that disclose, and of course I cannot discuss them.

$50,000,000 thereof shall become due on the 1st day of

January, A. D. 1893, and a like sum of $30,000,000
Mr. POMEROY. I suppose it is impossible shall become due on the Ist day of January of each
to get a vote; and after consultation with the year thereafter.
Senator from Maine, and with his approval, I

Fifth. Holders of bonds known as five-twenty bonds

may exchange such bonds for the bonds in this sec-
mose that the Senate proceed to the considera- tion, specified at any time previous to the 1st day of
tion of executive business.

July, A. D. 1869, and applicants for an exchange of
Mr. SHERMAN. I hope not till we dispose

bonds may, within the limits prescribed by this act,

designate the time when the new bonds issued to of this point.

them shall be made payable. The inotion was agreed to ; and after some

SEC. 2. And be it further enricted, That tlie Secretime spent in executive session the doors were

tary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized

to issue, upon thcfaith and credit of the United States,
reopened, and the Senate adjourned.

coupon bonds, registered or not registered, as may be
desired, in sums of not less than 100 cach, to the

amount of $300,000,000), principal and interest payable
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

in coin, and upon the following terms and conditions,

namely:
TUESDAY, June 30, 1868.

First. The interest on said loan shall be at the rate
The House met at twelve o'clock m. Prayer

of four per cent., payahle semi-annually.

Second. The principal and interest inay be made by the Chaplain, Rev. C. B. Boynton.

payable in the United States, or at Frankfort or LonThe reading of the Journal of yesterday's

don, at the option of the person to whom the bonus

are issuel.
proceedings was, by unanimous consent, dis- Third, Said bonds shall be made so payable that
pensed with.

$50,000,000 thereof shall become due on the Ist day of

January, A. D. 1900, and a like sum of $30,000,000 shall
AGRICULTURAL REPORT.

become duo on the 1st day of January of each year

thereafter.
Mr. CAKE, from the Committee on Print. Fourth. The bonds by this section authorized shall
ing, reported the following resolution; which not be subject to Stato or local taxation in any man-
was read, considered, and agreed to:

ner; nor shall the bonds authorized by this section,

or the interest thereon, be subject to taxation or Resolved. That there be printed for the use of the abatement of any kind by the United States. When members of the flouse of Representatives one hun. such bonds are owned by citizens of any foreign dred and eighty thousand extra copies of the agnual country, resident in such foreign country, but in the report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the year hands of citizens or residents of the United States, 1867, and twenty thousand copies for the Commis- the income of such bonds shall be subject to taxation sioner of Agriculture,

at the rate prescribed in the first section of this act.

Fifik. Holders of bonds known astive-twenty bonds
TRADE WITII THE BRITISII PROVINCES. may exchange such bonds for the bonds in this section

specified at any time previous to the Ist day of July,
Mr. CAKE, from the same committee, also A. D. 1809, and applicants for an exchange of bonds
reported the following resolution; which was may, within the liinits preseribed by this act, desig-
read, considered, aud agreed to :

nate the time when the new bonds issued to them

shall be made payable,
Resolved. That two thousand extra copies of the Sec. 3. And be it further enacted. That the Secretary
report from the Treasury relative to trade with the of the Treasury be, and he hcreby is, authorized and
British provinces be printed for the use of the House. directed to use the sum of $25,000,000 of coin in the

Treasury and not otherwise appropriated in the purchase of five-twenty honds at the market price as hereinafter provided, the same to be held by the Treasurer of the United States as a sinking fund in accordance with the provisions of the fifth section of an act passed February 25, 1862, entitled "An act to authorize the issue of United States notes and for the redemption or funding thereof, and for funding the floating debt of the United States."

Sec. 4. And be it further enucted, That the Secretary of the Treasury, the Treasurer of the United States, and the Attorney General be, and they hereby aro. constituted a commission for the purchase of bonds as required in the preceding section. The Secretary of the Treasury shall, from time to time, give public notice for proposals for tho sale of said bonds to the United States, and said commissioners may accept such proposals as they deem advantageous to the public interests, The bouds so purchased shall be legibly and indelibly marked, “The property of the Loan Sinking Fund of the United States." The Treasurer shall cause the interest to be paid upon suoh bonds, and the amount thereof shall in like manner be invested in the bonds of tho United States.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That the purchases of bonds herein authorized shall be made during the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1868.

SEC. 6. And bc it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, required togive public notice, whenever the amount of coin in the Treasury, belonging to the United States, exceeds $20,000,00 in addition to the amount appropriated by the third section of this act, that he will anticipate the payment of interest then first to become due upon the bonds of the United States to an amount as near as may be of the excess over said $20,000,000; such payments to be subject to a rebate of interest at the rate specified in the bonds.

SEC. 7. And be it further enacted. That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, prohibited from making sales of gold for any purpose whatsoever.

The proposed substitute was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

PETER AND ANSON B. NODINE. The SPEAKER, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a communication from the Secretary of War, transmitting a report from the Quartermaster General, relative to the claim of Peter and Anson B. Nodine for tolls col. lected by the United States during its use of their ferry franchise at Charlestown, West Virginia; which were referred to the Committee of Claims.

INDIAN JIOSTILITIES IN CALIFORNIA. The SPEAKER also laid before the House a communication from the Third Auditor of the Treasury, relative to certain expenses incurred by the State of California in Indian hostilities; which was ordered to be printed, and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

JANE M'MURRAY AND HANNAH COOK. On motion of Mr. MILLER, the Committee on Invalid Pensions was discharged from the consideration of the bill (S. No. 546) for the relief of Jane McMurray, and the bill (S. No. 515) granting a pension to Hannah Cook; and the same were referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions and of the War of 1812

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, moved to
reconsider the vote just taken; and also moved
that the motion to reconsider be laid on the
table.
The latter motion was agreed to.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE.
Indefinite leave of absence was granted to
Mr. PHELPS.

PROTEST OF DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS.
Mr. ELDRIDGE. I ask unanimous con-
sent to offer the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Committee on Printing be directed to report at once on the resolution referred to it providing for printing fifty thousand copies of the protest of Democratic members.

Mr. SCOFIELD. I object.

Mr. ELDRIDGE. I did not suppose there was any good faith intended when the reso. lution was offered the other day by the gentle man from Massachusetts, [Mr. BUTLER.]

TRIAL OF E. WHITTLESEY AND OTHERS. Mr. EGGLESTON, by unanimous consent, offered the following resolution ; which was read, considered, and agreed to:

Resoltel, That the Secretary of War be directed to transmit to the House a transcript of the records of a military court held at Raleigh, North Carolina, in the summer of 1866, for the trial of E. Whittlesey and others, of which Major General John M. Palmer was president.

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EXPENSES OF COLLECTING REVENUE. jumbled up kind of statement in regard to cost Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I'ask a Mr. GETZ. I ask unanimous consent to

of collection in the reports to which lre refers ; separate vote on that clause. offer the following resolution:

but it cannot be ascertained the exact cost of The question was then taken upon ordering collection in each district,

the clause just read to be engrossed; and Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means

upon are hereby instructed to inquire into the expediency

The SPEAKER. The resolution is not a division there were-ayes 28, nocs 38; 20 of reducing the present enormous expense of collect- || before the House.

quorum voting ing the internal revenue by the abolition of the offices of collectors, assessors, and other agents employed

A. R, THOMAS.

Tellers were ordered ; and Mr. Holman and by the internal revenue department, and assessing

Mr. FERRY were appointed. the amount of direct taxes required to be raised from Mr. PAINE, by unanimous consent, intro.

The House again divided; and the tellers domestic sonrces upon the several States in proportion

duced a bill (H. Ř. No. 1342) for the relief of to the taxable population of cach, to be collected by A. R. Thomas; which was read a first and reported that there were-ayes 61, noes 43. the authorities of the same in the same manner that

So the clause was ordered to be engrossed, State taxes are now collected, or by such other ineang

second time, and referred to the Committee on as the several State governments may adopt for the Military Affairs.

The following clause was read: purpose herein indicated; and that the said commit- Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, moved to

To improve the river from Chattanooga, Tennessee, tee make report to the House by bill or otherwise at

to Decatur, Alabama, $90,000. the next session of Congress.

reconsider the various votes of reference ; and Mr. LOUGHRIDGE. I object. also moved that the motion to reconsider be

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I ask & Mr. GETZ. It is only for reference. There laid on the table.

separate vote on that clause. is to be no action until December next. The latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. I would Mr. LOUGHRIDGE I withdraw the ob

inquire if all the clauses just read by the Clerk RIVER AND IIARBOR BILL.

are amendments to the bill? jection. The resolution was agreed to.

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I call for The SPEAKER. Not all; some of them the regular order.

are,
PAY OF A CONTESTANT.

The SPEAKER. The regular order is Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. I move
Mr. MAYNARD. I ask unanimous consent
House bill No. 1046, making appropriations

that the bill be laid on the table. to offer the following resolution for reference for the repair, preservation, and completion of

The SPEAKER. That motion is now in to the Committee of Elections: certain public works, and for other purposes ;

order. Resolved. There there be paid out of the contingent upon which the previous question has been Mr. RANDALL and Mr. SPALDING called fund of the Ilouse to Joseph Powell, contesting the seconded and the main question ordered. At for the yeas and nays on the motion to lay the seat of Hon. R. R. BUTLER. n Representative from the first congressional district of Tennessee, in full

the time the House adjöurned yesterday the bill on the table. for his expenses in taking testimony under the direc

bill was being read by clauses for engrossment. Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I ask the tion of the Committee of Elections, the sum of $2,000. The Clerk will resume the reading of the bill | gentleman from Pennsylvania [Mr. Steress] Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I object. by clauses, and if a separate vote is desired to withdraw his motion until we get further CLOSE OF THE SESSION,

upon any item of appropriation it will be indi. along in the bill.

cated, Mr, WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I desire to

Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. It is 80 The Clerk resumed the reading of the bill. offer a privileged resolution, that the President

big now that it would break down an elephant's of the Senate and the Speaker of the House

The following clause was read:

back; but I will withdraw for the present the For improvement of White river harbor, Michi

motion to lay the bill on the table. of Representatives adjourn their respective gan, $75,000.

Mr. PAINE. It is not so large as the appro. Houses on Wednesday, the 15th of July, at twelve o'clock m.

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I ask for a priation we made for the State of Pennsylvania.

The SPEAKER. No debate is in order. The SPEAKER. That would require unan- | separate vote on that item. imous consent, as the House is aciing under

Mr. FERRY. I merely wish to state that

The gentleman from Illinois demands a sep: the operation of the previous question on the the Board of Trade of Chicago passed a reso

arate vote on the item which has just been read river and harbor bill." lution urging this appropriation.

by the Clerk. Mr. MAYNARD. I object.

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I object On ordering the clause to be engrossed there

to debate. Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Then I

were-ayes seventy, noes not counted.

The SPEAKER. Debate is not in order. So the clause was ordered to be engrossed. give notice that I will move that resolution as à matter of privilege as soon as the river and ing the clause just read ; and upon a division

The question was then taken upon engross- The following clause was read: harbor bill is disposed of.

Forimprovement of the Des Moines rapids, $900,000. there were-ayes 48, noes 41. MEMBER-ELECT FROM FLORIDA. Before the result of the vote was announced,

Mr. GETZ. I ask for a separate vote on

that item. Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. I present

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, and Mr. the credentials of Hon. Charles M. Hamilton, HOLMAN called for the yeas and uays.

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I move to Representative-elect from the State of Florida, The yeas and nays were ordered.

amend the clause by striking out “nine" and and I ask that he be sworn in.

The question was then taken; and it was

inserting "four," so as to make the appropria.

tion $400,000. Me. MAYNARD. I move that the creden. | decided in the afirmative-yeas 63, nays 48,

The SPEAKER. An amendment at this tials take the usual course, and be referred to not voting 83; as follows:

stage will require unanimous consent. the Committee of Elections.

YEAS-Messrs. Anderson, Axtell, Barnos, Churchill,
The motion was agreed to.
Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Dixon, Don-

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I ask unaninelly, Driggs, Eggleston, Eliot, Farnsworth, Ferry,

mous consent.
SOLDIERS' DISCHARGES.
Garfield, Griswold, Grover, Higby. Hinds, Hooper,

Mr. PRICE. I object.
Hopkins, Hotchkiss, Chester D. Hubbard, Hulburd,
Mr. COVODE, by unanimous consent, intro. Humphrey, Jenckes. Johnson, Kitchen, Loan, Lynch.

Mr. GETZ. I call for the yeas and nays on duced a joint resolution (H. R. No. 319) in Mallory, Maynard, McCarthy, McClurg, McCormick,

the engrossment of the clause which has just McKce, Miller, Moore, Moorbead, Morrell, Mullins, regard to charges of desertion in cases of 'sol.

been read. Mungen, Newcomb, O'Neill, Paine, Plants, Poland, diers honorably discharged from the service; Pomeroy. Price, Roots, Sawyer, Smith, Starkwe&ther,

The yeas and nays were ordered. which was read a first and second time. Aaron F, Stevens, Stokes, Taber, Trowbridge,

The question was taken ; and it was decided Twichell, Upson, Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, and The joint resolution provides that in all cases

in the affirmative--yeas 72, nays 61, not voting Windom-63. where private soldiers in the late war for the NAYS-Messrs. Ames, Archer, Bailey, Baker, Bald

61 ; as follows: Union served out the term of their enlistment win, Banks, Beatty, Boles, Boutwell, Benjamin F. YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Anderson, Arnell

, Butler, Coburn, Delano, Eckley, Ela, Eldridge, Ferriss,

Banks, Benjamin, Boles, Boutwell, Bromweli, Roderand were honorably discharged from the service

Golladay, Hill, Holman, Kelsey, Ketcham. Koontz, ick R. Butler, Cake, Cary. Churchill, Cobb, Cook, Culit shall be the duty of the Secretary of War, George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence, Marshalt, lom.Dixon, Donnelly, Driggs, Eggleston, Eliot, Ferry. upon the application of the parties, to remove Marvin, Mercur, Niblack, Perham, Phelps, Polsley, Garfield, Gravely Grover, Higby. Hinds, Hopkins,

Randall, Scofield. Shellabarger, Sitgreaves, Spalding, Hulburd, Humphrey, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Ketebam. any charges of desertion that may stand upon Thaddeus Sterens, Stewart,Stone, Taylor, Van Trump,

Loan, Loughridge, Lynch, Mallory, Maynard, Methe rolls against such soldiers where there has Elihu B. Washburne, Henry D. Washburn, William

Carthy, McClurg, McKee, Moorhead, Morrell, Mulnot been a conviction for desertion by a court. B. Washburn, Welker, Thomas Williams, Stephen lius, Mungen, Myers, Newcomb, O'Neill. Paine, Pile, F. Wilson, and Woodward-18.

Poland, Pomeroy, Price, Pruyn, Ross, Sawyer, Swith, martial.

NOT VOTING-Messrs. Adams, Allison, Arnell, Stark weather, Stewart, Stokes. Trowbridge, TwiebThe joint resolution was referred to the Com- Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Barnum, Beaman,

ell, Upson, Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Beck, Benjamin, Benton, Bingham, Blaine, Blair, Van Horn, Cadwalader C. Washburn, Elihu B. Washa mittee on Military Affairs.

Boyer, Bromwell, Brooks, Broomall, Buckland, Burr, burne, Henry D. Washburn, James F. Wilson, WinEXPENSE OF COLLECTING THE REVENUE. Roderick R. Butler, Cake, Cary, Chinler, Reader W. dom, and Woodbridge-72.

Clarke, Covode, Cullom, Dawes, Dodge, Fields. Fin- NAYS-Messrs. Archer. Bailey, Baker, Baldwin, Mr. MUNGEN. I ask unanimous consent

ney, Fox, Getz, Glossbrenner, Gravely, Haight, Halsey, Barnes, Beatty, Beck, Benton, Buckland, Benjanin to offer the following resolution :

Harding, Hawkins, Asahel W. Hubbard, Richard D. F. Butler, Coburn, Cornell, Covode, Delano, Eckley,

Hubbard, Hunter, Ingersoll, Jones, Judd, Julian, Ela, Eldridge, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Getz, Gollndas, Resolved. That the Secretary of the Treasury be Kelley, Kerr. Knott, Laflin, Lincoln, Logan, Lough

Hawkins, Hiji, Holman, Chester D. Hubbard, Johnrequested to inform this House at the earliest moment

ridge, McCullough. Morrissey, Myerg, Nicholson, son. Julian, Kelsey, Kitchen, Koontz, George V. Lanhe can conveniently do so the actual cost and expense

Nunn.Orth, Peters, Pike, Pile, Pruyn, Raum, Robert- rence, William Lawrence, Marshall, Marrio, Mcotcolleoting the internal revenue of the United States

son, Robinson, Ross. Schenck, Selye, Shanks, Taffe, Cormick, Mercur. Miller, Moore, Niblack, Nicholson, each and every year since the revenue law of 1862

Thomas, John Trimble, Lawrence S. Trimble, Van Orth, Perham, Plants, Randail, Scofield, Shanks, was passed by Congress, specifying the amount in the

Auken, Robert T. Van Horn. Van Wyck, Ward, Cad- Shellabarger. Sitgreaves, Spalding, Aaron F. Stevens, aggregate in each collection district and the total

walader C. Washburn, William Williams, James F. Thaddeus Stevens, Stone. Taylor, Thomas. Van amount collected in each of said years.

Wilson, John T. Wilson, Wood, and Woodbridge—83. Auken, Van Trump, Welker, Thomas Williams Mr. BOUTWELL. I object; all that in. So the clause was ordered to be engrossed.

William Williams, Stephen F.' Wilson, and Wood

ward--61, formation is in the reports.

The following clause was read:

NOT VOTING-Messrs. Adams, Delos R. Ashley. Mr. MUNGEN. The gentleman from Mas. For improvement of Pentwater harbor, Michigan.

James M. Ashles, Axtell, Barnum, Beaman, Bing $25,000. sachusetts is certainly mistaken. There is a

*Chanler, Reader w. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Dawes, bam. Blaine, Blair, Boyer, Brooks Broomall, Burr,

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