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THE CONGRESSIONAL GLOBE.
If the previous question be sus-
rivers, is a question to which we should all the military authorities of the United States, at such
to the Mississippi river at and below the city time and place as the commanding officer of the third
direct our attention. While I would be glad of Keokuk? military district may direct. Now, then, if any of to offer some observations in reference to the The SPEAKER. If the previous question the said parties, so released, shall fail to appear and report to the military authorities of the United States,
importance of passing this resolution now, still i should be sustained, it will exhaust itself upon at such time and place as the commanding officer of
as there are but a few minutes of the morning the substitute. The question will then be upon the third military district may direct, and the parties hour lest, I will move the previous question. ordering the joint resolution to be engrossed to this bond shall pay the sum of $2,500 for each and Mr. SCHENCK. Will the gentleman allow and read the third tiine; and it will then be every one of said persons so released who may fail to appear and report as aforesaid, then this bond to me to move to amend this resolution by insert- open for amendment, unless the House should be pull and void; elsc, to remain in full force and ing the words “ Mississippi and Missouri ?'' so order the previous question. virtue. Witnessed by
The House divided; and the tellers reportedR. J. MOSES.
that it may apply to all those three rivers.
Notary Public. Mr. RAUM. I would prefer to have the ayes sixty-four, noes not counted.
So the previous question was seconded. resolution relates to the same subject as the
Mr. SCHENCK. On its own bottom, I The main question was ordered, which was one just referred, I move that it also be re. suppose.
upon agreeing to the substitute.
Mr. RAUM. Yes; I want to see the ques- The substitute was agreed to.
Mr. SCHENCK. I have a proposition which
Why did the gentleman
I do not know to be pertinent, but I ask that The next business in order was the following Mississippi and Obio rivers? make his resolution originally apply to the
it may be read for information. preamble and resolution, submitted by Mr.
Mr. RAUM. I do not yield for that. I
Mr. RAUM. I drafted this resolution ori. Van Wyck on the 17th of June, and laid on
call for the previous question. ginally for the Ohio river alone. At the solithe table for future debate:
On seconding the previous question, there citation of some of my friends I inserted the Whereas foreign nations should not be allowed to
were-ayes 46, noes 31; no quorum voting. raise the question wheiher American citizenship was
word - Mississippi.” Finding, however, that acquired by birth or adoption, the rights of citizenthat would raise considerable opposition, I
The SPEAKER, under the rule, ordered
tellers; and appointed Mr. PRICE and Mr. ship being the same to all citizens; and whereas ibis have offered this substitute.
STONE. Republic has pledged its faith to persons of all
Mr. SCHENCK. I did not suggest my nations that residence, renunciation of former alle
The House divided ; and the tellers reportedgiance, and compliance with our laws make them amendment out of any opposition to the joint
ayes 71, noes 33. citizens here, and the honor of the nation is pledged resolution. that such promise be redeemed, no matter whence Mr. RAUM. I call the previous question
So the previous question was seconded. came the citizen or however powerful the nation that
The main question was ordered ; and under denies it; and whereas Great Britain has, in defiance on the substitute. of the law of nations, il portion of her own history, The SPEAKER. The Chair will state that || amended, was ordered to be engrossed and read
the operation thereof the joint resolution, as and the results of the war of 1812, lately established in her courts the dogma once a subject always a subthis joint resolution having been reached dur
a third time; and being engrossed, it was ject, and has in repeated instances refused to recog
ing ihe morning hour on Monday, if the pre: nize the rigbts of American citizens by denying them vious question is ordered it will be disposed of
accordingly read the third time.
Mr. GARFIELD. I call for the yeas and the privilege of mixed juries, treating as subjects of her realm many of our citizens who had periled life
to-day. If the previous question is not seconded, in defense of this Government during the war of the it will go over until Monday next at the expira
nays on the passage of the joint resolution.
The yeas and nays were ordered. rebellion, in some cases arresting and imprisoning tion of this morning hour. for words spoken in this country: Therefore,
Mr. SCHENCK. If the previous question in the affirmative-yeas 80, nays 23, not voting
The question was taken ; and it was decided Resolved. That the President of the United States immediately demand from any foreign country who shall be voted down, I suppose the joint reso
92; as follows: may have imprisoned American citizens for words lution will be amendable? spoken in this country acknowledgment as complete
The SPEAKER. It will.
YEAS–Messrs. Anderson, Arnell, Bailey, Banks, and ample as was made by this Government in
Beatty, Benjamin, Blair, Boles, Bromwell, Cake, apology for the arrest of Mason and Slidell; and if
Mr. MOORHEAD. This resolution con- Cobb, Coburn, Cullom, Dawes, Driggs, Ela, Eliot, such apology is denied he report the fact to Congress forms to a report which I understand has been Farnsworth, Ferry, Halsey, Hamilton, Hawkins, Hig. for its action; also, that he demand reparation in all
þy, Hinds, Hopkins, Chester D. Hubbard, Hunter, cases where American citizens have been treated as agreed upon by the Committee on the Post
Ingersoll, Julian, Kelley, Kelsey, Kitchen, Koogiz, subjects of a foreign Power. And that to all such Office and Post Roads.
George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence, Loan, Lopersons now imprisoned the rights herein claimed Mr. PILE. Will the gentleman yield to me
gan, Loughridge, Lynch, Mallory, Marvin, Maynard, shall be granted; and that he report to this House
McCarthy, McClurg, Mercur, Miller, Moore, Moor what he has done, if anything to secure such rights for two minutes?
head, Mullins, Nunn, O'Neill, Paine, Perbam, Peters, and redress the wrongs above set forth.
Mr. RAUM. I will yield to the gentleman Pike, Pile, Plants, Poland, Price, Raum, Roots Mr. BUTLER, of Massachusetts. Thegenfor two minutes.
Schenck, Shanks, Smith, Spalding, Aaron F. Stevens,
Stokes, Taylor, Thomas, Trowbridge, Twichell, Upson, tleman from New York [Mr. VAN WYCK) is
Mr. PILE. I desire to say that it is not Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Cadwalader C. not now present. I move that the resolution necessary, and it would be a great injury to the Washburn, Elihu B. Washburne, Henry D. Washbe laid on the table for the present. commerce of the Missouri river to apply this
burn, Thomas Williams, William Williams, and Wood
bridge-80. The motion was agreed to.
restriction to it. I hope it will not be done for NAYS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, James M. Ashley, BRIDGES OVER THE ONIO.
the reason the fleets of barges cannot be towed Baker, Baldwin, Boutwell, Benjamin F. Butier. Sid. up the Missouri river. The current of the river
pey Clarke, Delano, Donnelly, Garfield, Looper. HulThe next business in order was the consid
burd, Jenckes, Judd, Orth, Pomeroy, Sawyer, Steweration of a joint resolution (H. R. No 305) | boat to stem the current. Unless a slack-water is so strong that it is difficult for a heavily laden
art, Stone, William B. Washburn, James F. Wilson,
and Windom-23. in respect to ihe construction of bridges over navigation should be established on the Mis
NOT VOTING-Messrs. Adams, Archer, Delos R. the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, introduced by
Ashley, Axtell, Barnes, Barnum, Beaman, Beck, souri river (which is not contemplated, and Benton, Bingham, Blaine, Boyer, Brooks, Broomall, Mr. Raum, on the 22d of June.
never will be done) there is no necessity for a Buckland, Burr, Roderick R. Butler, Cary, Chanler, The question was upon ordering the joint provision requiring bridges across that river to
Churchill, Reader W. Clarke, Cook, Cornell, Corode, resolution to be engrossed and read a third
Dixon, Dodge, Eckley, Eggleston, Eldridge, Ferriss, be five hundred feet span, for the simple reason Fields. Finney, Fox, Getz, Glossbrepper. Golladay, time.
that no fleets of barges requiring such a span Gravely, Griswold, Grover, Haight, Harding, Hill, The joint resolution, which was read, provides that hereafter all bridges to be constructed can ever navigate that river. Nor is there any
Holman, Hotchkiss, Asahel W. Hubbard, Richard
D. Hubbard, Humphrey, Johnson, Jones, Kerr, Ketnecessity for such a provision with regard to cham, Knott, Laflin, Lincoln, Marshall, McCormick, and in process of construction over the Ohio
the Mississippi river above the city of Keokuk. McCullough, McKee, Morrell. Morrissey. Mungen, and Mississippi rivers shall be made with unbroken and continuous spans; and that the The fleets of barges navigating the river above
Myers. Newcomb, Niblack, Nicholson, Phelps, Pol
sley, Pruyn, Randall, Robertson, Robinson, Ross, that point can readily pass through a span of Scofield, Selye, Shellabarger, Sitgreaves, Starkspan of any such bridge covering the main
three hundred or three hundred and fifty feet. weather, Thaddeus Stevens, Taber, Taffe, Joba channel of the river shall be five hundred feet
Trimble, Lawrence S. Trimble, Van Aernam, Van I think, however, there is an urgent necessity in length in the clear.
Auken. Van Trump, Van Wyck, Ward, Welker. John Mr. RAUM. I move to amend the joint the Ohio river, and also with reference to the for a provision of this kind with reference to T. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Wood, and Wood
ward-92. resolution by striking out all after the resolv. ing clause and inserting in lieu thereof the
Mississippi river at and below the city of Keo- So the joint resolution was passed.
kuk. I hope the gentleman froin Illinois (Mr. Mr. RAUM moved to reconsider the vote by following:
Raum] will yield for an amendment making which the joint resolution was passed ; and That from and after the passage of this resolution all bridges to be constructed, and now in process of
the provisions of the resolution applicable to also moved that the motion to reconsider be construction over the Ohio river, shall be made with The Mississippi river at and below the city of laid on the table. unbroken and continuous span, and shall not be Keokuk. of less elevation than fifty feet above extreme high
The latter motion was agreed to. water as understood at the point of location, meas
Mr. RAUM. I prefer not to yield for that The title was amended so as to read as fol. uring for such elevation to the lowest part of such amendment. I wish the Ohio river to stand
lows: "A joint résolution in reference to the bridge at the center of the span; nor shall the span of any such bridges covering the main chaunch of said question on the substitute. on its own merits. I demand the previous
construction of bridges over the Ohio river. river be less than five hundred feet in length in the
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE. clear, and the piers of said bridges shall be parallel On seconding the previous question there with the current of the river: Provided, That noth- were--ayes 35, noes 20; no quorum voting. A message was received from the Senate, by ing contained in the foregoing resolution shall be construed to apply to the bridge in process of con
The SPEAKER, under the rule, ordered Mr. Burch, one of its clerks, requesting the struction over the Ohio river at the falls of said tellers; and appointed Mr. Raum and Mr. Gar- return of House bill No. 554, making a grant river. FIELD.
of land to the State of Minnesota to aid in the
improvement of the navigation of the Missis- closivg the ratification by the State Legislature sippi river, which passed the Senate July 3, | of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitu- Mr. MAYNARD. I demand the regular with an amendment. tion of the United States; which was referred
order. It also announced that the Senate had passed to the Committee on Reconstruction, and or
The SPEAKER. The morning hour has without amendinent bills of the House of the dered to be printed. following titles:
now commenced, and the Committee of Claims,
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. A bill (H. R. No. 415) for the relief of
according to the order of the House, is entiTimothy Lyden, of Parkersburg, West Virginia;
The SPEAKER also laid before the House
tled to this morning hour.
The House resumed the consideration of A bill (H. R. No. 1069) for the relief of a memorial of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin, in relation to the official
the bill (II. R. No. 132 Charles B. Tanner, late tirst lieutenant sixty
for the relief of ninth Pennsylvania volunteers; and position of the military officer detailed for
Anthony Bucher, reported from the CommitA bill (H. R. No. 1325) for the relief of military instruction at said university ; which
tee of Claims by Mr. HARDING, and pending Benjamin B. French, laté Commissioner of was referred to the Committee on Military
at the expiration of the last morning hour. Afairs. Public Buildings.
The bill was read. It authorizes the SecreIt also announced that the Senate had passed
tary of the Treasury to investigate, and if, in CREDENTIALS OF NORTII CAROLIYA MEMBERS.
his opinion, it shall appear proper, issue to bills of the House of the following titles, with amendments, in which the concurrence of the
Mr. PAINE. I rise to a question of privi: || Anthony Bucher a Treasury note for fitty dolHouse was requested:
lege. I have here the credentials of five of lars, to supply such a note as shall appear to
the members-elect from the State of North have been destroyed by fire, and belonging to A bill (H. R. No. 1068) to provide for certain claims against the Department of Agri- | district;'Oliver H. Dockey, of the third ;
Carolina, to wit: John R. French, of the first him, in the summer of 1867.
John The bill was ordered to be engrossed and culture; and
T. Deweese, of the fourth; Natlianiel Boyden, | read a third time; and being engrossed, it was A bill (H. R. No. 869) prescribing an oath
of the sixth ; and Alexander H. Jones, of thé | accordingly read the third time. of office to be taken by persons from whom legal disabilities shall have been removed.
seventh. I send them to the Clerk's desk, and The question being put on the passage of the It also announced that the Senate had passed l of Elections. move that they be referred to the Committee | bill, there were-ayes 36, noes 16; no quo.
rum voting. bills of the following titles, in which the con
The credentials were accordingly referred to Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts. Mr. currence of the House was requested: the Committee of Elections.
Speaker, there are not more than one or two A bill (S. No. 102) providing for the forma
GRANT OF LAND TO MINNESOTA.
gentlemen, I apprehend, who will vote against tion of corporations, and regulating the same in the District of Columbia ;
The SPEAKER. The Senate have asked
this bill if they understand it. In this case
the fact that the remains of the bills were idenA bill (S. No. 355) authorizing the construc
for the return of the Senate amendinents to tion of a bridge across the Missouri river, upon House bill No. 554, making a grant of land to
tified is not disputed. But in transporting them the military reservation at Fort Leavenworth, the State of Minnesota to aid in the improve. || bill became so much broken up that when they
to Washington the remains of the fifty-dollar Kansas;
ment of the navigation of the Mississippi river. A bill (S. No. 550) for the relief of Robert No objection being made, the amendments
got to the Department the officers there could
identify the three tive dollar bills, so that Ford ; were returned to the Senate.
they issued three to take the places of those A bill (S. No. 491) to provide for the ap- REMOVAL OF LEGAL DISABILITIES. destroyed, but could only identify parts of the pointment of a recorder of deeds in the Dis
Mr. DAWES. I ask unanimous consent to fifty.dollar bill, and not enough to authorize trict of Columbia ;
take from the Speaker's table a' bill which has them to issue a new bill in place of it. The A bill (S. No. 535) to reward the services of
just come from the Senate (H. R. No. 869) to committee examined all the evidence in the Matthew Low, of Nassau, New Providence ; prescribe an oath of office to be taken by per
The bill belonged to the wife of a poor A bill (S. No. 555) authorizing the allow. sons from whoin legal disabilities shall have soldier, and bad been sent home by him ance of the claim of the State of Minnesota to
been removed, for the purpose of moving to while in the service. The evidence shows that lands for the support of a State university; and
concur in the amendments of the Senate with the bill was identified by witnesses after the A bill (8. No. 236) in addition to the act an amendment.
fire, but in transportation it got so broken up entitled "An act to incorporate the Washing.
No objection being made, the amendments of that the Department did not see fit to issue a tou, Alexandria,and Georgetown Steam-Packet
the Senate were taken up for consideration and new bill. Under the circumstances we report Company were reported as follows:
that fifty dollars be allowed in this case. In It also announced that a message had been
In line three strike out "has" and insert "have." no case has the committee reported favorably received from the President of the United In line seven, after the word "thereon," insert the on such a claim where they had not evidence States, that he had, on the 25th of June, 1868, words "instead of the oath prescribed by the act of July 2, 1862."
that the bill destroyed had been identified. approved and signed the following bills: An act (S. No. 426) for the relief of Thomas
Mr. DAWES. I move that the House con
Under these circumstances no person can obcur in the amendments with an amendment
ject to allowing relief. Crossley;
The bill was passed. An act (S. No. 184) granting a pension to striking out the words“ and no other,” because
Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts, moved Mrs. Ann Corcoran; there are general officers to whom a prescribed
to reconsider the vote by which the bill was An act (S. No. 450) relative to filing reports
oath is necessary after all. of railroad companies ;
The amendments of the Senate, as amended, I passed; and also moved that the inotion to
reconsider be laid on the table. An act (S. No. 425) granting a pension to were concurred in.
The latter motion was agreed to.
Mr. DAWES moved to reconsider the vote George Bennett; just taken ; and also moved that the motion
H. D. M'KINNEY. An act (S. No. 280) granting a pension to to reconsider be laid on the table.
Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts, from Michael Hennessy, of Platte county, Missouri;
The latter motion was agreed to.
the Committee of Claims, reported back, with An act (S. No. 164) to provide for appeals from the Court of Claims, and for other pur
TREATY WITII TJIE CHOCTAWS.
the recommendation that it do not pass, the
bill (S. No. 476) for the relief of H. D. McKinposes ;
Mr. WINDOM, from the Committee on An act (S. No. 377) to change the times of
ney; and the same was laid on the table. Indian Affairs, reported back a bill (H. R. No. holding the district and circuit courts of the 1195) to carry into effect certain treaty stipu,
ADVERSE REPORTS. United States in the several districts in the lations with the Choctaw nation or tribe of Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts, from State of Tennessee ;
Indians; which was ordered to be printed with the same committee, reported adversely on the An act (S. No. 216) to amend an act enti- the accompanying report, and recommitted to petition of Mary E. Low; and the same was tled “ An act granting lands to aid in the con- the committee.
laid on the table. struction of a railroad and telegraph line from
Mr. MERCUR, from the same committee,
RESUMPTION OF SPECIE PAYMENTS. the Central Pacific railroad in California, to
reported adversely on the petitions of R. E. Portland, in Oregon; and
Mr. LYNCH, by unanimous consent, from
Fennell, of Frankfort, Kentucky, and T. W. A joint resolution (S. R. No. 134) author
the Committee on Banking and Currency, re- Campbell; and the same were laid on the table. izing a change of mail service between l'ort || ported a bill (H. R. No. 1364) to provide for
MARK HOWARD. Abercrombie and Helena.
à gradual resumption of specie payments; The message also announced that the bill which was read a first and second time.
Mr. MERCUR, from the same committee, (S. No. 534) relating to contested elections in Mr. LYNCH. I move that the bill be printed, reported back with an amendment in the nature the city of Washington, Distict of Columbia, postponed, and made the special order for the of a substitute the bill (H. R. No. 39) authorhaving been presented to the President of the
second Tuesday in December next.
izing the Commissioner of Internal Revenue United States on the 16th of June, 1868, and
Mr. BUTLER, of Massachusetts, objected, to settle and adjust the accounts of Mark not having been approved by him or returned
but subsequently withdrew his objection; and Howard, as collector of internal revenue, first to the Senate, in which it originated, within
the bill was ordered to be printed, postponed,
district of Connecticut. ten days, (Sundays excepted,) had become a
and made the special order for the second The substitute was read, as follows: law under the Constitution of the United Tuesday in December next.
That the Commissioner of Internal Revenue be, States.
Mr. LYNCH moved to reconsider the vote and is hereby, autborized and directed to adjust and by wbich the bill was postponed and made the
settle the accounts of Mark Howard as collector of AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION.
the first revenue district of Connecticut, in conformspecial order; and also moved that the motion
ity with the revenue laws in force at the time he was The SPEAKER laid before the House a let- to reconsider be laid on the table.
collector of said district. ter from the Governor of North Carolina, in. The latter motion was agreed to.
The substitute was agreed to. 40TH Cong: 20 Sess.-No. 236.
PAY OF VOLUNTEERS.
THE CONGRESSIONAL GLOBE.
July 6, The bill was then ordered to be engrossed one of its Clerks, announced that the Senate county, West Virginia, the sum of $895 70, to and read a third time; and being engrossed, had passed a bill, in which the concurrence
reimburse them for a like amount of money it was accordingly read the third time, and of the House was requested, of the following paid by James S. Porter, in equipping compassed. title:
pany I, of the first regiment Virginia volunMr. MERCUR moved to reconsider the vote A bill (S. No. 417) to amend an act entitled teers, three months' service. by which the bill was passed; and also moved “An act proposing to the State of Texas the Mr. BLAIR. Is there a report in this case ? that the motion to reconsider be laid on the establishment of her northern and western Mr. COBB. There is a report. table. boundaries, the relinquishment by the said
Mr. BLAIR. I ask that the report be read,
State of all territory claimed by her exterior The report was read.
the United States, and to establish a territorial from Wisconsin [Mr. COBB) a single question.
I presume the State of West Virginia has never ported back, with the recommendation that it
CAPTAIN THOMAS W. MILLER.
paid this account; but has it not paid parties do pass, the joint resolution (H. R. No. 299)
who have made advances of money of a similar for the relief of certain honorably discharged
Mr. COBB, from the Committee of Claims,
character? soldiers of the volunteer forces of the Union reported a bill (H. R. No. 1365) for the relief
Mr. COBB. I am not well enough informed Army. of Captain Thomas W. Miller; which was
on that point to answer the gentleman. I preThe joint resolution was read. It provides read a first and second time.
sume the gentleman from West Virginia (Mr. that the third section of an act of Congress
The question was upon ordering the bill to
HUBBARD) can answer the inquiry:
Mr. HÚBBARD, of West Virginia. To the privates in the regular Army and in the vol.
The bill, which was read at length, directs
best of my knowledge the State of West Virunteer service of the United States, and for the Secretary of the Treasury to pay to Cap: ginia has not paid accounts of this kind, that other purposes, approved August 6, 1861, tain Thomas W. Miller, late captain and act
is, claims for this particular three months' ser-
Mr. COBB. This is precisely the same kind the proclamations of the President and the in full for military services from the 13th of
of disbursements for which a number of the General Orders of the War Department, Nos. May to the 7th of August, 1863, inclusive, and
loyal States (my own State and that of the 15 and 25, dated respectively May 4 and May for private horse killed in action at the battle
gentleman from Iowa among the number) were 25, 1861, issued in accordance therewith, prior of Gettysburg.
reimbursed by the Federal Government. to July 22, 1861, the date of the passage of Mr. COBB. I call the previous question.
Mr. PRICE. Yes, but with this difference: the act entitled "An act to authorize the
Mr. BENJAMIN. Let the report be read.
my own State, and I presume that of the gen. employment of volunteers to aid in enforcing
The report was read.
tleman from Wisconsin, had seitled with the the laws and protecting public property,'' shall
Mr. BENJAMIN. I have no objection to be entitled to, and be paid, the allowance of this hill, except the portion of it that provides parties, who advanced money, and then came
to the General Government for reimbursement $100 provided by said general orders in all
for the payment of the horse. I believe the of those payments. That was the reason I cases where said privates were honorably dis
Government has not yet entered upon the policy | asked why the State of West Virginia had not charged or mastered out of service by comof paying for all the horses killed or lost during settled with parties having
claims of this charpetent authority. the war, and which belonged to private par
acter ? Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts. I
ties. I think we should hesitate before making Mr. COBB. The only answer to that ques
this an isolated case. did not expect that my colleague on the com
tion is to be found in the anomalous condition mittee would report that bill to-day. It is not
Mr. COBB. I cannot yield for discussion
of things in West Virginia at the time these a private bill. I hope he will withdraw it until the committee is called for public bills. question.
The bill was ordered to be engrossed and Mr. COBB. I understood that this morning
The previous question was seconded and the
read a third time; and being engrossed, it was hour was given to the Committee of Claims
main question ordered. without reservation or restriction.
The bill was then ordered to be engrossed | accordingly read the third time, and passed.
Mr. COBB moved to reconsider the vote by The SPEAKER. The morning hour of and read a third time; and being engrossed,
which the bill was passed; and also moved Friday, to which the Committee of Claims it was accordingly read the third time, and
that the motion to reconsider be laid on the was entitled for reports of a private nature, passed.
Mr. COBB moved to reconsider the vote was postponed until to day. The Committee
The latter motion was agreed to. of Claims were entitled to two morning hours
by which the bill was passed ; and also moved
J. M. WRIGHT AND OTHERS. for private business, one of them being the
table. morning hour of Friday last, and it was post
Mr. STOKES, from the Committee of
The latter motion was agreed to. poned until to.day.
Claims, reported adversely upon the petition Mr. GARFIELD. I hope that bill will be
N. A. SHUTTLEWORTH.
of J. M. Wright and others, praying reimbursereferred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. COBB, from the Committee of Claims,
ment to the representatives of Brigadier GenMr. COBB. I ask unanimous consent to
eral George Wright, United States Army, for also reported back; with a recommendation have the bill considered at this time.
$6,500 in Government bonds, alleged to have that the same do pass, House bill No. 284, for Mr. GARFIELD. I move that the bill be
been lost by shipwreck; which was laid on the relief of N. A. Shuttleworth, of Harrison referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.
the table. county, West Virginia. The SPEAKER. The gentleman must
KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. The question was upon ordering the bill to waive his objection to the present consideration be engrossed and read a third time.
Mr. STOKES also, from the Committee of of this bill, in order that it may be before the The bill, which was read at length, directs Claims, reported adversely upon the claim of House to be referred.
the Secretary of the Treasury to pay to N. A. the Kentucky University at Lexington, KenMr. GARFIELD: I object to the present Shuttleworth, of Harrison county, West Vir- | tucky, for reimbursement for the destruction consideration of this bill. Mr. COBB. Then I give notice that on all
ginia, late captain of third regiment of Virginia | by fire of the medical college attached to the
volunteers, the sum of $550 65, to reimburse university, while used by the United States as proper occasions I will press this bill upon the
him for the same amount paid by him for the a hospital; which was laid on the table. consideration of the House. I think the Com
transportation of recruits in 1861. mittee on Military Affairs might see that this is a Mr. COBB. I call the previous question. simple act of justice, carrying out the procla- The previous question was seconded and the
Mr. STOKES also, from the Committee of mations of the President of the United States, main question ordered.
Claims, reported adversely upon the claim of and the orders of the War Department made The bill was then ordered to be engrossed and
Mrs. Sarah Hutchins, for reimbursement for in strict pursuance of those proclamations. read a third time; and being engrossed, it was
property destroyed by the United States Army. But the objection being made, that act of jus- accordingly read the third time, and passed.
ENROLLED BILL SIGNED. tice must be foregone for the present.
Mr. COBB moved to reconsider the vote by Mr. HOPKINS, from the Committee on Mr. GARFIELD. I do not know what the which the bill was passed; and also moved that bill is; but it seems to me that it should go to
Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee the motion to reconsider be laid on the table. the Committee on Military Affairs.
had examined and found truly enrolled a bill
The latter motion was agreed to. Mr. COBB. In reply to that I will say that
(S. No. 505) to amend section five of an act enI offered this as an amendment to the bounty
HEIRS OF JAMES S. PORTER.
titled “ An act concerning the registering and bill wbich was reported from the Committee Mr. COBB, from the Committee of Claims,
recording of ships or vessels,"
approved Deon Military Affairs. The gentleman from Ohio also reported back, with a recommendation
cember 31, 1792; when the Speaker sigued the [Mr. GARFIELD] suggested that if I would that the same do pass, House bill No. 255, for
CAPTAIN A. G. OLIVER. have it and the papers accompanying it printed | the relief of the heirs of James S. Porter, late in the Globe the Committee on Military of Hancock county, West Virginia.
Mr. STOKES, from the Committee of Clains. Affairs would have an opportunity to examine The question was upon ordering the bill to reported a bill (H. R. No. 1366) for the relief it, and would be ready to pronounce upou it. be engrossed and read a third time.
of Captain A. G. Oliver; which was read a The bill, which was read at length, directs first and second time.
the Secretary of the Treasury to pay to the The bill authorizes and directs the Secretary A message from the Senate, by Mr. Hamlin, I heirs of James S. Porter, late of Hancock of the Treasury to pay to Captain A. G. Oliver,
MRS. SARAII HUTCHINS.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE.
out of any moneys in the Treasury not other- Mr. STOKES. I had the law and examined Charles C. O'Neill; which was laid on the wise appropriated, the sum of $2,010, the it carefully; and, sir, the Commissioner of the table. amount of Government funds stolen from him General Land Office agrees he cannot get relief the 13th of May, 1864.
except from Congress. Mr. BENJAMIN. I make the point of
Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts, from
Mr. DELANO. I hope this bill will not pass order that this bill, being an appropriation bill, without further explanation.
the same committee, inoved to take up from
the Private Calendar the bill (S. No. 436) for must be referred to the Committee of the Mr. STOKES. I think it is a perfectly clear
the relief of James Hooper. Whole on the state of the Union.
In the first plac Mr. Tibbetts entered Mr. STOKES. I ask the gentleman from
The motion was agreed to. one hundred and sixty acres of land with a Missouri [Mr. BENJAMIN] to withdraw that land warrant, but the Commissioner of the
The bill was read. It directs the Secretary point for a moment and let the report be read. General Land Office informed him there was
of the Treasury to pay to James Hooper the A number of cases of a similar character to some defect about the land warrant. He then
sum of $16,000, being the value of his vessel, this have been acted upon favorably by this purchased two land warrants of eighty acres
the bark General Berry, which was captured House during the present Congress. each, and entered them at the Des Moines
and destroyed at sea on the 9th day of July, Mr. BENJAMIN. We have no proper op- land office. He received his certificate, but 1864, while in the military service of the Uniportunity to examine, amend, or debate these the original certificate was never returned to
ted States, by the rebel steamer Florida. bills in the House ; and I think they should the General Land Office. Tibbetts sold to
Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts. I go to the Committee of the Whole in accord. Smith, but when Smith came to apply for a
wish to say that this claim was before the Com. ance with the rule. patent the Commissioner told him it could not
mittee of Claims of the last Congress, received The SPEAKER. The point of order neces- be given until the return of the original cer
a very thorough examination by the chairman, sarily refers the bill to the Committee of the tificate.
[Mr. DELANO,] was reported by the commitWhole on the state of the Union. It will, Mr. DELANO. Are the land warrants still tee, and passed the House almost unanimously, with the report, be ordered to be printed. in existence, or have they been canceled?
but for want of time it did not pass the Senate.
has passed the Senate, has been before the Mr. STOKES, from the same committee, Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois.
Is there | Committee of Claims, and has been passed reported back House bill No. 396, for tbe any controversy between the parties?
upon by them. relief of Samuel Tibbetts, with the recommend. Mr. STOKES. No, sir.
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I would ation that it do not pass.
Mr. DELANO. If the land warrants are
like to have enunciated the principle upon which The bill authorizes and directs the Secretary not canceled are they still in existence?
these claims are to be paid. of the Treasury to pay out of any money in Mr. STOKES. The duplicate certificates Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts. The the Treasury not otherwise appropriated the of entry will prevent their ever being entered law provides that when a vessel in the Governsum of $200, being for money paid by Mr.
upon any other land. This man is entitled to ment employ has been destroyed by the enemy Tibbetts for the entry of land on which he had relief; and I demand the previous question, the Government shall pay for it. In this case before entered a land warrant, and which land
The previous question was seconded and the il the vessel went from New York to Fortress warrant before the patent issued had been lost main question ordered ; and under the opera
Monroe and was attacked by the Florida and by the officers of the land office.
tion thereof the bill was ordered to be engrossed destroyed. It was not supposed at the time Mr. BENJAMIN. I should like to have and read a third time ; and being engrossed, it
that there was any danger. Provision was made some explanation of that bill.
was accordingly read the third time, and in the contract by which the vessel was charMr. STOKES. I will explain it in a few passed.
tered that war risks only from Fortress Monroe moments. Mr. Tibbetts first entered a land
HENRY B. ST. MARIE.
up the James river should be taken by the Govwarrant upon a certain portion of land, one
ernment. When the parties saw that, they
Mr. STOKES, from the same committee, hundred and sixty acres, but he was afterward informed by the Commissioner of the General reported a joint resolution (H. R. No. 326) for demurred, and said they understood the Gov.
ernment was to take the war risk all the way. Land Office that the land warrant was defectthe relief of Henry B. St. Marie; which was
The quartermaster said there was no war risk read a first second time. ive. He then purchased two land warrants
to Fortress Monroe, and never was; but if there
The joint resolution directs the Secretary of for eighty acres each and entered one hundred State to pay out of the civil service fund of his
was any difficulty he supposed the Government and sixty acres with them. The duplicate
would settle it. The party accordingly accepted certificate he furnished, and it is in posses
Department the sum of $10,000 to Henry B.
the contract, and it was entered upon the charter sion of the House. The origrinal certificate arrest of John H. Surratt in the kingdom of
in that way. But being entered in that way was never returned to the Commissioner of
the settlement of the claim was refused. This the General Land Office. Consequently, when
Italy, charged with the crime of conspiracy
is the only instance of the kind. In regard to he was called upon to issue a patent for the Mr. STOKES. I demand the previous ques
all other vessels that passed from New York land he could not do it because the original
to Fortress Monroe a settlement was made on tion. certificate had not been returned. Tibbetts
the ground that there were war risks given. sold the land to Smith ; but Smith, on apply.
The previous question was seconded and the ing for the grant, was informed that the grant main question ordered ; and under the opera
Mr. DELANO. I desire to ask the gentlocould not be made until $200 were paid. tion thereof the bill was ordered to be engrossed
man whether the officers who rejected the and read a third time; and being engrossed, it
account did not say that they did it on technical Smith paid $200. Tibbetts refunded $200, and he was recommended to come to Congress
was accordingly read the third time, and passed. | grounds, admitting that the ciaim was a merMr. STOKES moved to reconsider the vote
ritorious one and recommending legislation on for relief. It is a plain case, and the committee by which the bill was passed ; and also moved
the subject ? have therefore reported a bill for his relief.
that the motion to reconsider be laid on the Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts. Yes, Mr. BENJAMIN. It is a plain case, I table.
sir, they recommended the passage of a bill to think, that the bill ought not to pass. He has
The latter motion was agreed to.
meet the case. I demand the previous question. the right to the land warrants under the law,
The previous question was seconded and the and he has his remedy in recovering them.
the main question ordered. Mr. STOKES. I will reply to the gentle. Mr. STOKES, from the same committee, The bill was ordered to be read a third time, man from Missouri, that if Mr. Tibbetts had lost the land warrants he could then have gone
reported a bill (H. R. No. 1367) for the relief and was accordingly read the third time, and
of George Kaiser; which was read a first and passed. and obtained new ones. But, sir, he never lost second time.
Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts, m ed the land warrants. He entered them at the
The bill directs the Secretary of the Treasury to reconsider the vote by which the bill was land office. The agent at the land office him.
to pay to the applicant $181 50 for labor and passed; and also moved that the motion to self proves that Tibbetts did enter the land
material furnished in building a hospital at reconsider be laid on the table. with two land warrants, but that by some mis- Parkersburg, West Virginia, in 1861.
The latter motion was agreed to. hap the certificate was never returned to the Mr. STOKES. I move the previous ques. General Land Office. The Commissioner,
CAPTURE OF JEFFERSON DAVIS. tion. therefore, declared that under the law he can
The previous question was seconded and the Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts, from not do otherwise than take the $200. If Tib.
main question ordered; and under the operation the Committee of Claims, reported back the betts had lost the land warrants then there is
thercof the bill was ordered to be engrossed | bill (H. R. No. 1277) to provide for the distrino doubt he would have his remedy.
and read a third time; and being engrossed, it bution of the reward offered by the President Mr. BENJAMIN. Does the gentleman say was accordingly read the third time, and passed. of the United States for the capture of Jefferson that these land warrants have been lost?
Mr. STOKES moved to reconsider the vote
Davis. Mr. STOKES, No, sir ; they were entered by which the bill was passed ; and also moved
Mr. UPSON. That bill makes an appropriupon the land at the time, two land warrants that the motion to reconsider be laid on the | ation, and I think it should be referred to a for eighty acres each, but the certificate was table.
Comniittee of the Whole House. never returned to the Commissioner of the The latter motion was agreed to.
The SPEAKER. If the gentleman makes General Land Office. For that reason he cannot obtain relief at any other place than Con
CHARLES C. O'Neill.
that point, the Clerk will read the bill in full,
and the Chair will see if it contains an appro. gress.
Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts, from | priation. Mr. BENJAMIN. The general law pro- the Committee of Claims, reported adversely Mr. UPSON. I do. I desire to have the vides a reinedy for all these things.
on the bill (H. R. No. 477) for the relief of matter debated somewhat.
The Clerk proceeded to read the bill, as fol- head, Myers, Nunn, O'Neill, Paine, Perham, Peters, men who are absent, I would rather not take lows:
Pile, Plants, Poland, Pomeroy, Price, Raum, Roots,
up the deficiency appropriation bill now. Be it ennoted by the Senate and House of RepresentTafe, Taylor, Thomis, Twichell. Burt Van Horn,
The SPEAKER. The deficiency bill will alives of the United States of America in Congressusbem- Robert T. Van llorn, Cadwalader C. Washburn, not come up until after the Senate amendbled, Thai the reward of $100,000 offered for the can; Elihu B. Washburne, Henry D. Washburn, William ture of Jefferson Davis by the President of the United
ments to the legislative and executive approSiares in his proclamation of May 2, 1865, shall be
B. Washburn, William Williams, James F. Wilson,
priation bill have been disposed of. paid as follows: to James H. Wilson, of the State
NAYS-Mesers. Anderson, Benjamin, Blair, Ben- Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. Let the of Illinois, late inajor general of volunteers. $5,000;
jamin F. Butler, Driggs, Ela, Ferry, Grover, Williain to Benjamin 1). Pritchard, of the State of Micbigan,
deficiency bill go over till next Thursday or Lawrence. Loan, Mallory, Maynard, McClury, Moore, late lieutenant colonel of the fourth Michigan cavMuliins, Orth, Spalding, Stone, Trowbridge, and
Friday. alry, $3,000; to lleny IIarnden, of the state of WiNUpson-10.
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I take it cousió, laie lieutenant colouer of the first Wiscousin
NOT VOTING-Messrs. Adams. Archer. Arnell, cavalry, $3,000; to Joseph A.0. Yeoman, of the State
the House will concur in the action of the James M. Ashley, Astell, Barnes, Barnum. Beaman, of lovit, late captain of the first Ohio cavalry, $3,000; Beck, Bingham, Blaine, Boyer, Brooks, Broomall,
Committee of the Whole upon the Senate aur to the following officers, non-commissioned ofii
Buckland, Burr, Roderick R. Butler, Cury, Chanler, amendments to the legislative appropriation cers, and privates, in proportion to the inonthly pay
Reader W. Clarke, Coburn, Cook, Cornell, Covode, proper to which they were respectively entitled by
Dixon, Iodge, Eckley, Eggleston, Eldridge. Ferriss, law in the grades which they held at the time of said Fields, Finney, Fox, Garfield, Getz, Glossbrenner,
Mr. MOORHEAD. I move that the rules capture
Golladay, Gravely, Haight, Halsey, Ilarding, Hill, be suspended, and that the House resolve itself Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts. I Holman. Hotchkiss, Asahel W. Hubbard, Richard D. into Committee of the Whole upon the tariff suggest that it is not necessary to read all the
1). Hubbard, Humphrey, Johnson, Jones, Kerr,
bill. names. There are some two or three hundred
mick, McCullough, McKee, Morrell, Morrissey, Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I believe of them.
Mungen, Newcomb, Niblack. Nicholson), Phelps, I have the floor. I insist upon the regular The SPEAKER. The bill contains an
Pike, Polsley, Pruyn. Randall, Robertson, Robinson,
LEGISLATIVE, ETC., APPROPRIATION BILL. John Triinble. Lawrence S. Trimble, Van Aernam, priated to carry this act into effect." It inust Van Auken, Van Trump, Van Wyck, Ward, Weiker,
The SPEAKER. The first business in order Thomas Williams, John T. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilreceive its first consideration in Committee of
is the consideration of the report of the Comson, Wood, Woodbridge, and Woodward-94. the Whole.
mittee of the Whole upon the amendments of Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusctts. Well,
So (two thirds voting in the affirmative) the the Senate to House bill No. 605, making if the gentleman from Michigan [Mr. Upson]
rules were suspended and the bill was before appropriations for the legislative, executive,
the House. wishes to make that motion and take the
and judicial expenses of the Government for
The SPEAKER. responsibility of defeating the bill, the Com
The morning hour bas the year ending the 30th of June, 1969. The mittee of Claims have no feeling about it. I
expired, and the bill goes over until the next Committee of the Whole recommend concursimply wish to state that the committee acted morning hour for private bills.
rence in some of the Senate amendments, nonupon ihis bill at the last Congress and were
concurrence in others, and concurrence in unanimous in their report, and the committee
soine with amendments.
The SPEAKER, by unanimous consent. of this Congress are also unanimous in their
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I move laid before the House a communication from report. It is a question that we have had a
that the action of the Committee of the Whole the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting, in good deal of trouble about, and we should
be concurred in; and upon that motion I call compliance with House resolution of the 2d inlike to have the House dispose of it. But it
for the previous question. the House sees fit to reject the bill, or if the
stant, the report of Captain James B. Eads
The previous question was seconded and the gentleman from Michigan--who is as much which was referred to the Committee on Mili
main question ordered. interested as any meinber of the House
The question was upon conc
ncurring in the tary Affairs, and ordered to be printed. wishes to move to lay it on the table or to send it
action of the Committee of the Whole.
Nr. PILE submitted the following resoluto the Committee of the Whole on the Private
Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. Upon tion ; which was referred to the Committee on Calendar or to destroy it in any manner, I am
that question I call for the yeas and nays. Priuting, under the law : perfectly willing he should do so.
The question was taken upou ordering the Mr. UPSON. My object is to have the matResolved, That there be printed for the use of the yeas nays;
and there were twelve in the House three thousand copies of the report and drawter fairly understood by the House and debated. ings of Captain James B. Eads on the iron-clads of
affirmative. The SPEAKER. The Chair would state
Europe and this country, and fire hundred copies So (one fifth not voting in the affirmative) that the bill is not before the House. The for the use of the Navy Department.
the yeas and pays were not ordered, point of order made by the gentleman from
MRS. NANCY WEEKS.
The report of the Committee of the Whole Michigan (Mr. Upson] has referred the bill 10
was then concurred in,
The SPEAKER. There is a single pension the Committee of the Whole on the Private
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I move bill on the Speaker's table, for the relief of the Calendar.
to reconsider the vote just taken; and I also Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois.
widow of a revolutionary soldier. The Chair I move to
move that the motion to reconsider be laid on would ask upanimous consent to have the Sensuspend the rules for the purpose of consider:
the table. ate amendments to that bill disposed of at this ing the bill in the House. I think it ought to
The latter motion was agreed to. time. pass.
The amendments of the Senate to House bill
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I move Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts. I am No. 453, increasing the pension of Nancy
that a committee of conference be asked upon willing to allow the gentleman from Michigan Weeks, widow of Francis Weeks, were then
the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on [Mr. UPSON] time to discuss the bill.
this bill. Mr. UPSON. Well, but the gentleman's
taken from the Speaker's table.
The motion was agreed to.
REPRESENTATIVES FROM NORTH CAROLINA. heard on this question as well as myself.
Mr. MAYNARD. I do not like to suspend Mr. DAWES. The Committee of Elec. The question was put on the motion to sus.
the case of the old lady, but I think pend the rules, and ihere were-ayes 50, noes
tions, to whom were referred the credentials
The SPEAKER. T'he Chair will withdraw 19; no quorum voting.
of Hon. John R. French, claiming to be Mr.WASABURN, of Massachusetts. I hope
the request he made to have this bill consid- elected a representative from the first congentlemen will allow the bill to come be
ered now, not desiring to take up the time of gressional district of North Carolina; Hon.
the House. The Chair supposed there would John T. Deweese, claiming to be elected a fore the House, and if they are not satisfied
be no objection to it, the Committee on Revo. with it let it be voted down.
representative from the fourth district of North lutionary Pensions being in favor of it.
Carolina, and Hon. Alexander H. Jones, claim. Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I call for
Mr. MAYNARD. I withdraw the point Iing to be elected a representative from the sev: tellers on the motion to suspend the rules. was going to make.
enth district of North Carolina, have instructed Tellers were ordered; and Messrs. Wash:
The amendments of the Senate were then BURNE, of Illinois, and Upson were appointed.
me to report that they find the credentials in concurred in: The House divided; and the tellers report
due form of law; that nothing has appeared
Mr. LOAN moved to reconsider the vote before the committee touching the qualificaed-ayes 71, noes 28. Before the result was announced,
by which the amendments of the Senate were tions of these gentlemen to hold the offices Mr. BLAIR called for the yeas and nays on
concurred in ; and also moved that the motion which they claim; and the committee report to reconsider be laid on the table.
a recommendation that they be sworn in. suspending the rules.
The latter motion was agreed to.
The report of the committee was agreed to. The yeas and nays were ordered. The question was again taken; and it was
ORDER OF BUSINESS.
Mr. DÅ WES moved to reconsider the yote decided in the affirmative-yeas 81, nays 20,
by which the report was agreed to; and also Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I call for
moved that the motion to reconsider be laid not voting 94; as follows: the regular order.
on the table.
The latter motion was agreed to.
Messrs. JOHN R. French, JOHX T. DEWEESE ney Clarke, Cobb, Cullom, Dawes, Delano, Donmittee of the Whole upon the Senate amend
and ALEXANDER H. Jones presented themselves pelly, Eliot, Farnsworth, Griswold, Hamilton,
ments to the legislative, executive, and judiHawkins, Higby, Hinds, Hooper, Hopkins, Ches- cial appropriation bill, and upon the deficiency | by taking the oath prescribed by law.
at the Speaker's desk, and were duly qualified ter D. 'Hubbard. Hulburd, Hunter, Ingersoll. || appropriation bill. Jenckes, Judd, Julian, Kelley, Kelsey, Kitchen, Koontz, George V. Lawrence, Logan, Loughridge,
Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. On RESTRICTIONS ON AMERICAN COMMERCE. Lynch, Marvin, McCarthy, Mercur, Miller, Moor- account of the special request of some gentle. Mr. KELLEY, by unanimous consent, sub