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service of his country the 17th day of May, 1863, upon the A joint resolution (S. R. No.83) tendering the where doing their duty, and their whole duty, pension roll, at the rate of eighil dollars per month, from

thanks of Congress to Captain John A. Winslow, bravely and well. Butler and Banks, Meade and ihe said 17th day of May, 1863, to continue during her widowhood: Frorilel, That proof satisfactory to the Com

United States Navy, and to the officers and men Burnside, Warren and Hancock, and Lieutenant missioner of Pensions be made of the material facts above under his command on board the United States General Grant have all borne testimony to their related.

steamer Kearsarge, in the conflict with the pirati- fidelity, their courage, and their services. OffAnd to insert in lieu thereof:

cal craft the Alabama, in compliance with the cers who have served with the best regiments of That the Secretary of tlie Interior be, and he is hereby, President's recommendation to Congress of the the armies of the East and of the West, officers directed to place upon the pension roll the name of Einily 5th of December, 1864; and

who have fought in many battles, say that these A. Lyon, widow of Alina M. Lyon, a late suver in the twenty-third regiment of Toiva volunteers, but who volun

A joint resolution (S. R. No.84) tendering the colored troops, for industry, obedience, courage, teered as a private in company A of the said regiinent, and

thanks of Congress to Lieutenant William B. and conduct, are sorpassed by no troops in the while serving in that capacity was mortally wounded at the Cushing, United States Navy, and to the officers service of the country. The Government could battle of Black river, Mississippi, on the liih day of May,

and men who assisted bim in his gallant and per1863, and died on the field; the said pension to be at the

not dispense with their services without periling rate of right dollars per montli, commencing on the 17th

ilous achievement in destroying the rebel steainer the cause of the country. day of May, 1863, and continuing during the widowhood of Albemarle, in compliance with the President's It is estimated that from seventy-five to one the pensioner.

recommendation to Congress of the 5th of Decem- hundred thousand wives and children of these The amendment was agreed to. ber, 1864.

soldiers are now held in slavery. It is a burning The bill was reported to the Senate as amended, FREEDOM or SOLDIERS' FAMILIES. shame to this country; it is an indecency for the and the amendment was concurred in and ordered

American people to hold the wives and the chil. to be engrossed, and the bill to be read a third

Mr. WILSON. I now move to take up Sen

dreni in slavery of men who are periling their lives
time. It was read the third time, and passed.
ate joint resolution No. 02.

before the rebel legions. This measure of patriot-
The motion was agreed to; and the Senate, as
CIIARLES M. POTT.

ism, justice, and humanity ought to have been
in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to con-
On motion of Mr. FOSTER, the Senate, as in sider the joint resolution (S. No. 82) to encourage

passed many months ago; it surely ought to have

been passed early in the last session. We have Committee of the Whole, proceeded to consider enlistments and to promote the efficiency of the made the slave free when he becomes a soldier. the bill (II. R. No. 478) for the relief of Charles military forces of the United States. For the

Whenever the slave enlists, he is a freeman forM. Poil, which requires the Secretary of the Inpurpose of encouraging enlistments and promo

ever more; and thousands of them have enlisted terior to place the name of Charles M. Poit, late

ting the efficiency of the military and naval forces of company K, one hundred and seventy-ninth

since we passed that beneficent act. At least of the United States, the resolution provides that Pennsylvania militia, on the pension roll, at the

twenty thousand slaves have enlisted since that the wife and children, if any he have, of any perrate of eight dollars per month, from the date of

act was passed giving personal freedom to the son that has been, or may be, mustered into the

slave who enrolis his name on the muster-rolls of his discharge, March 7, 1863, for total disability military or naval service of the United States, sustained by the loss of an arm by accident while shall, from and after its passage, be forever free,

the country's defenders.

The nation now needs defenders. For the purin the hospital detained for his pay after his dis any law, usage, or custom whatsoever to the concharge had been ordered.

pose of encouraging enlistments it is proposed trary notwithstanding; and in determining who

ihat the wife and the child of the slave who will The bill was reported to the Senate without is or was the wife and who are the children of amendment, ordered to a third reading, read the

fight the battles of the country, shall, like himan cnlisted person, evidence that lie and the third time, and passed.

self, be free. Heart, reason, and conscience de-
woman claimed to be his wife have cohabited to-

mand it. Self-respect and decency require it.
REBECCA S. IIARRISON.
gether, or associated as husband and wife, and

The right to do it is unquestionable. There is no
On motion of Mr. FOSTER, the bill (S. No.
so continued to cohabit or associate at the time

doubt, there can be no doubt, of the right of the 347) for the relief of Rebecca S. Harrison was of the enlistment, or evidence that a form or cer

Government of the country to give freedom to read a second time, and considered as in Comemony of marriage (whether such marriage was

the man who will fight its battles, or to give freemittee of the Whole. It direcis the Secretary

or was not authorized or recognized by law) has dom to his wife and child to encourage him to fight. of the Interior to place upon the naval pension

been entered into or celebrated by them, and that There is no doubt, there can be no doubt, that roll the name of Rebecca's. Harrison, widow the parties thereto thereafter lived together, or

the nation has the right to encourage the slave to of the late Lieutenant Horace N. Flarrison, at the associated or cohabited as husband and wife, and

enlist, or to inspire him to deeds of heroic daring rate of twenty-five dollars per month, to comso continued to live, cohabit, or associate at the

for his country, by making the wife he loves, and mence from the 1st of April, 1864, and to contime of the enlistment, shall be deemed sufficient

the children who bear his name and inherit his tinue during her widowhood.

proof of marriage, and the children born during blood, free evermore. That the freedom of wife The bill was reported to the Senate without ihe continuance of any such marriage shall be

and child will encourage the husband and father amendment, ordered to be engrossed for a third deemed and taken to be the children embraced

to enlist none can doubt; that it will inspire the reading, read the third time, and passed.

within the provisions of the act, whether such soldier to the performance of duty, to deeds of

marriage shall or shall not have been dissolved HOUSE BILLS REFERRED.

heroism, none can question. Wasting diseases, at the time of such enlistment. The following bills and joint resolution from

weary marches and bloody battles are decimating Mr. WILSON. I desire simply to amend the

our armies. The country needs soldiers, must the House were severally read iwice by their titles, resolution by striking out after the word “born,' have soldiers. Let the Senate then act now. Let and referred as indicated below:

in the twenty-second line, the words “during the us hasten the enactment of this beneficent measA bill (H. R. No. 597) making appropriations continuance;" so that it will read: for the payment of invalid and other pensions of

ure, inspired by patriotism and hallowed by jus

And the children born of any such marriage shall be the United States for the year ending June 30,

tice and humanity, so that ere merry Christmas deemed and taken to be the children embraced within the

shall come the intelligence shall be flashed over 1866–10 the Committee on Finance. provisions of this act, &c.

the land, to cheer the hearts of the nation's deA bill (H. R. No. 598) making appropriations The amendment was agreed to. for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the

fenders, and arouse the manhood of the bondman,

Mr. DAVIS. I move that the resolution be that on the forehead of the soldier's wife and the Government for the year ending June 30, 1866– recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. soldier's child no man can write slave to the Committee on Finance.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore.

Did it come A bill (H. R. No. 601) supplementary to an

Mr. HENDRICKS. I understand the quesfrom the Committee on the Judiciary?

tion before the Senate to be upon the motion made act entitled “ An act lo enable the people of Ne Mi. WILSON. No, sir; it came from the voda to form a constitution and State government,

by the Senator from Kentucky that this joint Commitee on Military Affairs. and for the admission of such Sute into the

resolution be referred to the Judiciary Committee.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Then the ques. || I do not understand that upon that motion the Union on an equal footing with the original

tion will be on referring it to the Committee on States" -to the Committee on the Judiciary.

merits of the measure come up, nor am I able to the Judiciary.

see the force of the argument of the Senator from A bill (H. R. No. 603) to extend the time allowed for the withdrawal of certain goods therein

Mr. WILKINSON. I hope it will not be re Massachusetts which he draws from the fact, as

ferred. I think this is a measure that ought to he alleges it to be, that the negroes have proved named from public stores—to the Committee on

have been passed three years ago. I tried one or themselves to be good soldiers in the field; nor do Finance. A joint resolution (H. R. No. 124) explana

two yenrs ago to have the principles embodied in I think the question of humanity toward the famtory of the act entitled " An act to provide inter

this joint resolution incorporated in a bill which ily urises upon this particular motion.

was before the Senate at that time in relation to nal revenue to support the Government, to pay

The question is, ouglit this resolution to be reinterest on the public debt, and for other pur

enlistments. I do not want to see any further ferred to the Committee on the Judiciary? I think
poses,"
approved June 30, 1864—to the Commil-

delay in this matter. Ithink the resolution ought it should go there. I am not able to see how,
to be passed inimediately.

under the Constitution of the United States, Contee on Finance,

Mr: WILSON. Mr. President, I rise simply gress can free the servant who is held to servitude
ENROLLED BILLS SIGNED.

to express the earnest hope that this joint resolú by the laws of a State. I do not understand that A message from the House of Representatives, tion will not be referred to the Commilice on the Congress has ever done that, and in former days by Mr. McPHERSON, iis Clerk, announced that the || Judiciary, or any other committee. The Com it was not claimed by any of the statesmen who Speaker of the House of Representatives had mittee on Military Affairs have three times re peculiarly held the confidence of the country. signed the following enrolled bills and joint res ported the substance of this resolution in other This particular question, whether we have the olutions; which thereupon received the signa bills. It simply provides that the wives and chil constitutional power to pass the resolution ought ture of the President pro tempore of the Senate: dren of the soldiers of the Republic shall be made not to be considered by the Military Committee.

A bill (S. No.329) for the relief of William H. free. The needs of the country, more than justice || The Senator says this measure has been consid-
Jameson, a paymastar in the United States Army; or humanity, have weaponed the hand of the slave. ered by that committee some three times. That

A bill (S. No. 350) in authorize the purchase We have enlisted many thousands of them. They committee is not the organ of this body to bring
or construction of rivenue cutters on the lakes; are to-day in the trenches before Richmond and before the body information upon a question of

A bill (S. No. 352) authorizing the holding of | Petersburg, and on the shores of the Carolinas; ! constitutional power. That intorination we ex-
a special session of the United States district and they keep watch and ward over the Missis pect to derive through the labors of the Judiciary
court for the district of ludiana;
sippi trom Cairo to the Gult. They are every-

Committee.

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THE OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS, PUBLISHED BY F. & J. RIVES, WASHINGTON, D. C.

Thirty-Eiguru CONGRESS, 20 Session.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1864.

New Series.....No. 5.

I believe the bill of the last session providing | know that in these times those who stand up for tions of the public lands to the State of Michigan, for the enlistment of negro troops did also provide the Constitution of the country and the constitu lo aid in the construction of certain railroads in that they should become free; but that, as I under- tionalliberties of the people are rather mocked and said State, and for other purposes,”'approved June stood it at the time, was placed upon the ground derided; but while I am here I shall obey that 16, 1856; which was read a first and second time, that the Government took from the citizen prop Constitution.

and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. erty to be used in war, and that the Government I hope, sir, that this resolution may be referred

REPRESENTATION IN TIIE ELECTORAL COLLEGE. made compensation to the loyal owner. It is not to the Committee on the Judiciary, and that we proposed now to take the persons whom this reso may have the opinion of that committee as to its

Mr. WILSON introduced a joint resolution lution proposes to make free for the use of the

constitutionality. I hope the motion of my col- declaring certain States not entitled to representGovernment. This is the exercise of the power | league will prevail.

ation in the electoral college; which was read a to free the slaves in the States without reference

first and second time, and referred to the Com

EXECUTIVE SESSION. to their use in the Army. This question, I think,

mittee on the Judiciary. ought to be considered by the Judiciary Commit Mr. LANE, of Indiana. I move that the Senate

TAX ON WHISKY. tee, and for that reason I shall support the motion

proceed to the consideration of executive busiof the Senator from Kentucky. ness, inasmuch as this question is likely to lead

Mr. GRINNELL introduced a bill to amend Mr. POWELL. I concur with the Senator 10 a protracted debate, which will not be settled the revenue laws by changing the time for levyfrom Indiana, that this resolution should go to to-day.

ing the tax on whisky to be manufactured; which the Committee on the Judiciary. The Senator The motion was agreed to; and after some time

was read a first and second time, and referred.co from Massachusetts says there is no doubt about spent in executive session, the doors were re

the Committee of Ways and Means, our power to pass this resolution. With defer- | opened, and the Senate adjourned.

MAIL CARRIERS. ence to the Senator, I think there are the gravest

Mr. GRINNELL also introduced a bill to repeal doubts. I have no doubt myself on the subject. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. the act of the 3.1 of March, 1825, disqualifying I think it is palpably unconstitutional. The Judiciary Committee is certainly the proper organ

Monday, December 19, 1864.

certain persons from carrying the mails; which

was read a first and second time, and referred to of this Senate to give us information on that sub The House met at twelve o'clock, m. Prayer

the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. ject. by Rev. Dr. Prestley, of Pennsylvania.

LAKE HARBORS. The Senator, by this resolution, proposes to

The Journal of Thursday last was read and free the wives and children of those who have approved.

Mr. BROWN, of Wisconsin, introduced a bill enlisted in the Army heretofore, as well as those The SPEAKER proceeded, as the first busi making appropriations for the repair and preserwho may hereafter enlist in the Army, and he has ness in order, to call the Suntes for bills on leave

vation of Government harbors on Lakes Erie and entitled the resolution“ A resolution to encourage to be referred to appropriate committees without Michigan; which was read a first and second time enlistments." You certainly would not encourage debate, and not to be brought back by motion lo by its title, and referred to the Committee on enlistments so far as those persons are in the reconsider; under which the following bills were

Commerce. Army of the United States, and the larger portion introduced:

MINING DEPARTMENT. of the negroes in the border States able io bear

PAY OF MIDSHIPMEN.

Mr. COLE, of California, introduced a bill to arms are already in the Army. The passage of this resolution could not encourage those persons

Mr. RICE, of Massachusetts, introduced a bill establish a Mining Department; which was read to go into the Army. But it proceeds to emancito increase the pay of midshipmen, and for other

a first and second time by its title, and referred

to the Committee on Public Lands. pate and set free the wives and the children of

purposes; which was read a first and second time,
and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. COLE, of California, moved that the bill ihose who are already in the Army. Where is

be printed. the power, under the Constitution, to do that?

GRADE OF VICE ADMIRAL.

The motion was agreed to. You admit that in those Slates where they are they Mr. RICE, of Massachusetts, also introduceda

The call of the Slates for bills on leave having are properly. Has this Congress any power by bill to create the grade of vice admiralin the Navy; | been completed, the Speaker proceeded, as the a legislative enactment to divest a citizen of any which was read a first and second time, and re

next business in order, to call the States and TerState of this Union of his property? Certainly || ferred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. ritories for resolutions, resuming the call with the not, except upon one contingency, and that is

NAVY AND MARINE CORPS.

State of Delaware, where it was last suspended. when it is required for the public use, and making compensation for it. If you take private property

Mr. RICE, of Massachusetts, also introduced FOREIGN POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES. for public use, you must make compensation for a bill making further legislation in regard to the Mr. DAVIS, of Maryland. I offer the resoit first. That is the Constitution of your coun

Navy and Marine corps; which was read a first lution which I send to the desk, and ask its adoptry. When Congress passed the bill to enlist and second time, and referred to the Committee on tion. I desire to say that it is the same resoluthose persons in the Army, the bill was accom Naval Affairs.

tion that was laid on the table on Thursday last, I panied with a provision pretending to make some

PAUL S. FORBES.

am inclined to believe partly from misapprehencompensation, indicating a commission that should

Mr. CHANLER introduced a bill for the re

sion on the part of the House and parıly by my give to their masters, in certain cases, not over lief of Paul S. Forbes, of New York; which was

own fault. I ask the previous question on the $300, and $100 in other cases. Meager and inread a first and second time, and referred to the

resolution. significant as was the compensation held out to Committee on Naval Affairs.

The resolution was read, as follows: the country in that bill, no compensation has ever

Resolved, That Congress has a constitutional right to an yet been made.

JURORS IN UNITED STATES COURTS.

authoritative voice in declaring and prescribing the foreign But, sir, this proposition does not provide for Mr. SPALDING introduced a bill to prescribe

policy of the United States, as well in the recognition of

new Powers as in other matters; and it is the constituany compensation at all. The other, I admit, was the mode of designating citizens of the United tional duty of the President to respect that policy not less a mere bagatelle, providing for the payment of an States who shall serve as jurors in the circuit and in diplomatic negotiations than in the use of the national insignificant amount (which the Government has district courts of the United States; which was

force when authorized by law; and the propriety of any never paid, within my knowledge,) for the pur

declaration of foreign policy by Congress is sufficiently read a first and second time, and referred to the

proved by the vote which pronounces it; and such propopose of quieting the consciences of Senators who Committee on the Judiciary.

sition while pending ud undetermined is not a fit topic of might vote for it. But I ask Senators if there is

COMMUTATION VALUE OF RATIONS.

diplomatic explanation with any foreign Power. any power in this Congress to take private prop

Mr. STEVENS. I ask the gentleman to witherty without making just compensation therefor?

Mr. YEAMAN introduced a bill to define the

draw the call for the previous question until I can There certainly is not, unless your Constitution commutation value of rations, and for other pur make a molion to amend, and then I will renew is a dead letter; and, Senators, if you pass this poses; which was read a first and second time,

the call for the previous question. measure, you will have to do it by walking over

and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. DAVIS, of Maryland. I will do so. the plain provisions of the Constitution of your

NAVY-YARD, ETC., AT CHICAGO.

Mr. STEVENS, I move to strike out the word country.

* President" and to insert “ Executive DepartThe Senator from Massachusetts cannot say that

Mr. ARNOLD introduced a bill to establish a

ments" in licu thereof, and upon that I call the so far as these persons are in the service this is navy;yard and naval depot at Chicago, Illinois; | previous question. a measure encouraging enlistments, because they which was read a first and second time, and re

Mr. DAVIS, of Maryland. I have no objection are already in the service; and in my State the ferred to the Committee on Naval Affairs,

to that modification. husbands and fathers of four fifths of those whom

JOSEPII WIIEATON.

Mr. FARNSWORTH. I rise to debate the it is proposed to emancipate by this resolution are

resolution.

Mr. FARNSWORTH introduced a bill for the already in the Army. You do not propose to

The SPEAKER. The previous question is give one shilling of compensation. Senators, if || deceased; which was read a first and second time, relief of the estate of Lieutenant Joseph Wheaton,

demanded. you pass this resolution, in my humble judgment and referred w the Committee on Revolutionary

Mr. FARNSWORTH. If the previous questhose who vote for it will be faithless to the ConClaims.

tion be not sustained, will the resolution go over? stitution of their country. I verily believe that

The SPEAKER. It will if debate arises, all the woes that are now upon us have arisen

PUBLIC LANDS TO MICHIGAN.

Mr. PRUYN. I do not rise to debate, but to because the people and the politicians have been Mr. UPSON introduced a bill to amend an act ask the gentleman from Maryland to make one faithless to the fundamental law of the land. I entitled "An act making a grant of alternate sec other modification of his resolution by striking

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out the last clause. There may, under certain as the Representative of the third district of resolution offered by Mr. Davis, of Maryland, circumstances, be occasion for diplomatic expla- | Maryland.

the question being, Shall the main question be nation. It strikes me that the broad language Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. That is what now put?" on which the yeas and nays had been used there is objectionable.

I supposed, and as the Representative of the third ordered. Mr. DAVIS, of Maryland. I cannot agree to district of Illinois, I move to reconsider the vote

The question was taken; and it was decided in that modification. It is one of the first and most by which the previous question was seconded, in the affirmative-yeas 71, nays 56, noi voting 55; important principles in the popular body in a free order to move to refer the resolution to the Com as follows: Government that its proceeuings, while pending, | mittee on Foreign Affairs.

YEAS-Messrs. William J. Allen, Allison. Ames, Anshall not be made the subject of diplomatic ex Mr. DAVIS, of Maryland. I move to lay the

cona, Augustus C. Baldwin, Baxter, Bliss, Blow, Boyd, planation. motion to reconsider on the table.

Brooks, James S. Brown, Chauler, Coffroth, Cox, Cravens,

Henry Winter Davis, Dawson, Deming, Denison, Eden, The previous question was seconded-ayes 68, Mr. COX. I call for the yeas and nays on that Eldridge, Finck, Ganson, Garfield, Grider, Harding, llarnoes 43. motion.

rington, Charles M. Harris, Herrick, Higby, Holman, Asahel Mr. FARNSWORTH. I move to lay the res The SPEAKER. The Chair will state to the W. flubbard, Jenckes, Kernan, Knapp. Knox, Law, Laolution on the table, and on that motion I de- gentleman from Ohio that the yeas and nays

zear, Le Blond, Mallory, Marcy, McClurg, Mckinney,

Mourhead, James R. Morris, Nelson, Noble, John O'Neill, mand the youts and nays. could not be taken on a motion to reconsider the

Orth, Pendleton, Perry, Price, Pruvn, Samuel J. Randall, Mr. STEVENS. I have not distinctly under vote by which the previous question was second Ross, Schenck, Scott, Sloan, Smithers, Spalding, Stevens, stood whether the gentleman from Maryland ac ed, because the yeas and nays could not be taken

Strouse, Stuart, Sweat, Townsend, Voorhees, Wadsworth,

Whalev, Joseph W. White, and Williains-71. cepted the amendment I proposed. on the original question, which was on seconding

NAYS_Vessrs. Alley, Amold, John D. Baldwin, BeaThe SPEAKER. The Chair so understands. the previous question. The motion to reconsider

man, Blair, Boutwell, Broomall, Ambrose W. Clark, Cobh, Mr. DAVIS, of Maryland. I did accepe it. is governed by the same rules, and must be de Cole, Creswell, Thomas T. Davis, Dawes, Driggs, Eckley, Thie yras and nays were ordered. cided by tellers or by a division of the House.

Eliot, Farnsworth, Frank, Hale, Hotchkiss, John H. Hub

bard, Hulburil, Kasson, Kelley, Francis W. Kellogg, OrThe question was taken on Mr. FARNSWORTI's Mr. WASHBURNE, of Ninois. I withdraw

Tando Kelloug, Littlejolin, Longyear, Marvin, McBride, Mcmotion, and it was decided in the negative-yeas the motion to reconsider, and call for the yeas and Indoe, Samuel F. Miller, Amos Myers, Leonard Myers, 43, mays 73, not voting 60; as follows: nays on ordering the main question.

Charles O'Neill, Patterson, Perhamn, Pike, Pomeroy, AlerYEAS-Messrs. Alley, Arnold, Daily, John D. Baldwin,

Mr.SCHENCK. I desire to make an inquiry,

ander II. Rice, John 11. Rice, Edward H. Rollins, Scofeld, Beaman, Blair, Bouwel, Broomall, Ambrose W. Clark,

Shannon, Smith, Thayer, Thomas, Tracy, l'pson, Van l'alin order that I may understand the resolution. I

kenburgh, Elihu B. Washburne, William B. Washburn, Cobb, Cole, Creswell, Thomas T. Davis, Dawes, Dixon, Drius, Dekley, Eliot, Farnsworld, Frank, Hale, John H.

understand it to be the same resolution that was Wilson, and Windom-56. Hubbard, Uulburd, Kasson, Kelley, Francis W. Kellogg,

reported last week from the Committee on Foreign NOT VOTING-Messrs. James C. Allen, Anderson, Orlando Brillogg, Litllejolin, Longyear, Marvin, Me Bride, Atřairs, with the single exception that this morn

Ashley, Baily, Blaine, Brandegee, William G. Brown, FreeMeludac, Amos Myers, Leonard Myers, Charles O'Neill, ing, in order to obviate some objection made,

man Clarke, Clay, Dixon, Donnelly, Dumoni, Edgerton, Pike, Pomeroy, Alexander II. Rice, Edward II. Rollins,

English, Fenton, Goocli, Grinnell, Griswold, Hall, BenSmithi, Thayer, Thomas, Tracy, Upson, Van Valkenburgh,

when it was under consideration before, as to the jamin G. Harris, Hooper, Hutchins, Ingersoll, Philip JohnElin B. Waslıburne, William B. Washburn, Wilson, and use of the word “ President,” which was thought

son, William Johnson, Julian, Kalbfleisch, King, Loan, Wintom- 19. to point at the Chief Executive, particularly, and

Long, McAllister, McDowell, Middleton, William II. Miller,

Monill, Daniel Morris, Morrison, Norton, Odell, Radford, VIYS-Messrs. William J. Allen, Allison, Ames, An

perhaps invidiously, the modification proposed William H. Randall, Robinson, Rogers, James S. Rollins, cona, Anderson, Augustus C. Baldwin, Baxter, Bliss, Blow, Boyd, Brooks, James S. Brown, Chanler, Coflroth,

was accepted, on the suggestion of the gentleman Starr, John B. Steele, William G. Steele, Stiles, Ward, Cox, Crayons, lleury Winter Davis, Dawson, Deming, from Pennsylvania,[Mr. STEVENS,] which was, to

Webster, Wheeler, Chilton A. White, Wilder, Winfield, Denison, Eder, Eldridge, Finek, Ganson, Garfield, Grider, strike out the word “ President" and insert the

Benjamin Wood, Fernando Wood, Woodbridge, and Yea

inal-33. Harding, Ilarrington, Charles M. Harris, Herrick, Highy,

words“Executive Departments.” I think it stands Holman, Asahel W. Hubbard, Jenckes, Keran, Knipp, Knox, Law, LeBlond, Mallory', Marcy, McClurg, Mckinin that way now.

So the main question was ordered, which was ney, Moorhead, James R. Morris, Nelson, Noble, John The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Ohio

on the adoption of the resolution. O'Neill, Orth, Pendleton, Perry, Price, Pruyn, Samuel J. is correct.

Mr. DAVIS, of Maryland, and Mr. WASHRandall, Ross, Schenck, Scofield, Scotl, Sloan, Smithers,

Mr. SCHENCK. And that it is precisely the

BURNE, of Illinois, demanded the yeas and nays. Spalding, John B. Steele, Stevens, Strouse, Stuart, Sweat, Townsend, Voorhees, Wadsworth, Whaley, Joseph W. resolution that came from the Committee on For

The yeas and nays were ordered. IVhile, Williams, and Yeaman-73. eign Affairs, excepting that modification of the

Mr. BROWN, of Wisconsin. I call for a diNOT VOTING-Messrs. Jaines C. Allen, Ashley, Blaine,

vision of the resolution. language, to remove the objection then taken. Brunei gee, William G. Brown, Freeman Clarke, Clay,

The SPEAKER. The Chair will see whether

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Minois. And which
Donnelly, Dumont, Elgerton, Euclish, Fenton, Gooch,
Grinnell, Griswolil, Hall, Benjamin G. Tiarris, Hooper,
resolution the House voted to lay on the table

it is susceptible of division. Ilockinn, Blutens, Ingersoll, Philip Johnson, William when the question was last up.

Mr. BROWN, of Wisconsin. I withdraw the Johnsult, Julian, Kalbtlei:eh, King, Lazear, Loan, long, Mr. SCUENCK. Precisely.

call for a division. Mestar, MeDowell, Middleton, Samuel F. Miller, bil

The SPEAKER. If the resolution had not

The SPEAKER, The Chair will state that the Jiam H. Miller, Morrill, Daniel Morris, Morrison, Norton, Od:ll, Patterson, Perham, Radford, William II. Randall, been modified it would not be in order, as the pre

last clause of the resolution is not a substantive Jom ll. Rice, Robinson, Rogers, James S. Rollins, Shan vious resolution had been laid on the table by a

proposition, but the last two clauses are. non, Starr, William G. Siceic, Stiles, Ward, Webster, vote of the House. The gentleman from Mary

Mr. PRUYN. The last two lines, “and such Wheeler, Chilton A. White, Wilder, Winfield, Benjamin Wood, Fernando Wood, and Woodbridge-60.

land having modified the resolution, brings it proposition, while pending and undetermined, is within the rules.

not a fit topic of diplomatic explanation with any So the House refused to lay the resolution on Mr. ARNOLD. I desire to know what would

foreign Power," contain, I think, a substantive the table. be the effect of the House refusing to order the

proposition. During the roll-call, main question to be now put.

The SPEAKER. The Chair will ask the genMr. SLOAN stated that Mr. WHEELER was The SPEAKER. That would divest the reso

tleman to state what the effect would be if the detained at home by sickness. lution of the force of the previous question.

first part of the resolution were rejected and the Mr. ANCONA made a similar statement in Mr. ARNOLD. And the resolution would

last part adopted. That must be the test. regard to Mr. MILLER, of Pennsylvania. then go over?

Mr. PRUYN. I respectfully submit that the Mr. SIIANNON, who was not within the bar The SPEAKER. Yes, if any gentleman rose

Chair has no right to suppose the House would be when his name was called, asked leave to vote. to debate it.

guilty of such a proceeding. Mr. DAWES objected. Mr. ARNOLD. I desire to debate the resolu

The SPEAKER. The Chair cannot suppose The result of the vote having been announced tion.

what the House may or may not do, but the dias above recorded, the question recurred upon The SPEAKER. It is not in order, at present,

vision of a resolution must be of such a character ordering the main question. to rise to debate it, the previous question having

as that either part can stand by itself. Mr. PRUYN. I wish to ask the consent of been seconded.

Mr. WILSON. I call for a vote on the first the gentleman from Maryland to modify the res Mr. DAVIS, of Maryland. What is the ques- | proposition, and on the last two. olution by inserting the words " policy of” before tion now?

The SPEAKER, The Clerk will read the resthe words " such proposition,” near the close of The SPEAKER. The question is “ Shall the

olution in the only manner in which the Chair the resolution. That was what I meant when I

thinks it can be divided. main question be now ordered?" on which the rose before, but it appears my meaning was not gentleman from Illinois (Mr. WASHBURNE] de

Mr. DAVIS, of Maryland. Is it not too late quite understood by him. manded the yeas and nays.

to ask for a division? The SPEAKER: It is beyond the power of The yeas and nays were ordered.

The SPEAKER. It is not. At any time prethe gentleman from Maryland to accept any modi

vious to the vote a division can be demanded.

MESSAGE FROM TIIE PRESIDENT. fication of the resolution.

The Clerk read the following portion of the resMr. DAVIS, of Maryland. It is beyond my

A message from the President of the United olution: power, and I would not make that modification

States, by Mr. Nicolay, his Private Secretary, Resolvell, That Congress has a constitutional right to an if I had the power.

announced that the President had approved and authoritative voice in declaring and prescribing the foreign Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I desire to signed an act (H. R. No. 563) in addition to the policy of the United States, as well in the recognition of

new Powers as in other maliers; and it is the constitutional know if this resolution comes from the CommitAct respecting quarantine and health laws" ap

duty of the executive department to respect that policy, tee on Foreign Afairs. proved February 25, 1799, and for the better ex not less in diplomatic negotiations than in the use of na

tional force when authorized by law. The SPEAKER. It is offered by the gentle- ecution of the third section thereof; man from Maryland.

Joint resolution (H. R. No. 106) authorizing The SPEAKER. This first part of the resoluMr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I think it the Secretary of the Treasury to dispose of cer

tion can be voted upon separately. The Clerk ought to be referred to the Committee on Foreign tain inoneys therein mentioned; and

will now read the last part, which can also be Atlairs.

Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of voted upon separately. Mr. COX. It was referred to that committee,

the Navy to expend a portion of the contingent The Clerk read, as follows: and reported back. fund for enlarging the Navy Department Build

And the propriety of any declaration of foreign policy Mr. DAVIS, of Maryland. It was reported ing.

by Congress is suthiciently proved by the vote which prounanimously from the Committee on Foreign

FOREIGN POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES. nounces il; and such proposition, while pending and unde

termined, is not a fit topic of dipiomatic explanation with Affairs, with one exception. To-day I offer it The House resumed the consideration of the

any foreign Power.

and nays.

Mr. WILSON. I ask for a division of the resolution in the manner indicated by the Chair.

Mr. COX. I call for the yeas and nays on both divisions of the resolution.

The SPEAKER. The question is on ordering the yeas and nays upon the first division of the resolution.

Mr. FARNSWORTH. It is not necessary to take the yeas and nays on that. We will all vote for it.

The yeas and nays were ordered.

The question was taken upon agreeing to the first division of the resolution; and it was decided in the affirmative-yeas 118, nays 8, not voting 56; as follows:

YEAS-Messrs. William J. Allen, Alley, Allison, Ames, Ancona, Anderson, Arnold, Augustus C. Baldwin, John D. Baldwin, Baster, Boaman, Bliss, Blow, Boyd, Brandence, Brooks, Broomall, James S. Brown, Chanter, Ambrose IV. Clark, Cobh, Coffroth, Cox, Cravens, Creswell, Heury Winter Davis, Thomas T. Davis, Dewes, Dawson, Deming, Denison, Dixon, Driggs, Eckley, Eden, Edgerton, Eldridge, Farnsworth, Finck, Frank, Ganson, Garnield, Grider, Griswold, Hale, llarding, Harrington, Charles M. Harris, Ilorrick, Higby, biolinan, Ashei W. Hubbard, John H. Hlubbard, Jenckes, Kasson, Kelley, Orlando Kelloug, Kernan, Knapp, knox, Law, Lazear, Le Blond, Longyear, Mallory, Marey, Marvm, eClurg, MoDotvell, Melidoe, Mekin. bey, Suuel F. Miller, Voorliend, Morrill, James R. Morris, Amos Myers, Leonard Myers, Nelson, Noble, Charles O'Neill, John O'Neill, Orth, Pallerson, Perry, Pike, Price, Pruyn, SamuelJ. Randall. William II. Randall, Alexander H. Rice, John II. Rice, Edward II. Rollins, Ross, Schenck, Scofield, Shannon, Sloan, Sinithers, Spalding, Jolin B. Steele, Stevens, Strouse, Stuart, Thayer, Thomas, Townsend, Tracy, Upson, Voorhees, Wadsworth, Elihu B. Washburne, Whaley, Joseph W. White, Williams, Wilson, Windom, and Yeaman-118.

NAYS-Messrs. Blair, Boutwell, Cole, Francis W. Kellous, Litlejohn, Pomeroy, Smilli, and Van Valkenourg-8.

NOT VOTING-Messrs. James C. Allen, Ashley, Baily, Blaine, William G. Brown, Freeman Clarke, Clay, Donnelly, Duisont, Eliot, English, Fenton, Goochi, Grinnell, Hall, Benjamin G. Harris, Hooper, Hotchkiss, Hulburd, Hutchins, Ingersoll, Philip Johnson, William Johnso!, Julian, Kalbficisch, King, Loan, Long, Me Allister, Me Bride, Middleton, William II. Miller, Daniel Morris, Morrison, Norton, Odril, Pendicion, Perban, Radford, Robinson, Rogers, James s. Rollins, Scott, Starr, William G. Steele. Stiles, Ward, William B. Washburn, Webster, Wheeler, Chilton A. White, Wilder, Wintield, Benjamin Wood, Fernando Wood, and Woodbridge--46.

So the first division of the resolution was agreed to.

The question then recurred on agreeing to the second division of the resolution.

The yeas and nays, having been demanded by Mr. Cox, were ordered.

Mr. BROOMALL. Is it in order to lay this branch of the resolution on the table ?

The SPEAKER. It would be in order.

A MEMBER. We may just as well vote it down.

Mr. BROOMALL. I move that the second division of the resolution be laid on the table.

Mr. COX. Do I understand the Speaker to decide that that motion is in order?

The SPEAKER. Yes, sir.

Mr. COX. Will the adoption of that motion lay the whole resolution on the table?

The SPEAKER. It will not. The first part has been adopted. The latter part is subject to the action of the House in the same manner as an independent proposition.

Mr. COX. I demand the yeas and nays on the motion to lay this part of the resolution on the table.

The yeas and nays were ordered.

The question was taken; and it was decided in the negative-yeas 61, nays 67, not voting 54; as follows:

YEAS-Messrs. Alley, Ames, Arnold, Baily, John D. Baldwin, Beanan, Blair, Boulwell, Broomall, Ambrose W. Clark, Cobb, Cole, Creswell, Thomas T. Davis, Dawes, Dixon, Driggs, Eckley, Eliot, Farnsworth, Frank, Grinnell, Hale, Hotchkiss, John II. Ilubbard, Kasson Kelley, Francis W. Kellogy, Orlando Kellogg, Lilllejohn, Longyear, Marvill, McBride, McClurg, Meludoc, Samuel F. Miller, Ainos Myers, Leonard Myers, Charles O'Neill, Patterson, Perhain, Pike, Pomeroy, Alexander H. Rice, John H. Rice, Edward 11. Rollins, Scofield, Shannon, Smith, Spalding, Thayer, Thomas, Tracy, Upson, Vaan Valkenburgli, Elimu B. Washburne, William B. Wishburn, Whaley, Wilson, Windom, and Yeaman-61.

NAYS--Messes. William J. Allen, Allison, Ancona, Anderson, Augu-tus C. Baldwin, Bixter, Bliss, Blow, Boyd, Bronks, James S. Brown, Chanter, Cotlroth, Cox, Cravens, llenry Winter Davis, Dawson, Denison, Edor, Eldridge, Finck, Ganson, Garfield, Grider, Griswold, Harding, llarrington, Herrick, ligby, Holmani, Aahl W. Hubbard, Jenches, human, Knapp, Knox, Law, Lazear, Le Blond, Mallory, Marcy. 'McDowell, McKinney, Moorhead, James R. Mornis, Nozon, Noble, John O'Neill, Orth, Prindleton, Perry, Price, Pruyn, Samuel J. Randall, Ross, Schenck, Sloan, Semithers, Jobu B. Sleule, Stevens, Strouse, Stuurt,

Sweat, Townsend, Voorhees, Wadsworth, Joseph W. Committee of Ways and Means a bill to amend White, and Villiams-67.

the act entitled "An act to provide internal revenue NOT VOTING-Messrs. James C. Allen, Ashley, Blaine, Brand gee, William G. Brown, Freeman Clarke, Clay,

to support the Government, to pay the interest Deming, Donnolly, Duinont, Edgerton, Englislı, Fenton,

on the public debt, and for other purposes,” apGoodlı, Hall, Benjamin G. Harris, Charles M. Harris, l100 proved June 30, 1864. per, Hulburd, Huichins, Ingersoll, Philip Johnson, William The bill, which was read, provides that section Jolinson, Julian, Kalbfleisch, King, Loan, Long, McAllister, Middleton, William H. Miller, Morrill, Daniel Morris,

fifty-five of the act referred to be amended by Morrison, Norton, Odell, Radford, William II. Raudull, striking out the word “ February," wherever it Robinson, Rogers, James S. Rollins, Scoll, Starr, William occurs in said section, and inserting in lieu thereof G. Stceli, Stiles, Word, Webster, Wheeler, Chilton A. the word "January;" and further, that in addiWhite. Wilder, Winfield, Benjamin Wood, Fernando Wood, and Woodbridge--54.

tion to the duly now imposed by law, all spirits

of domestic production held for sale on the 1st of So the House refused to lay on the table the

January, 1865, shall be subject to a duty of fifty second division of the resolution. When the call of the roll had been concluded,

cents per gallon. Mr. HARRIS, of Winois, asked unanimous

Mr. HOLMAN. I object to the bill.

Mr. STEVENS. I move to suspend the rules consent to record his vote.

in order that I may have leave to report the bill Mr. DAWES objected.

and have it considered. The question then recurred on agreeing to the

The House divided, and there were-ayes 79, last part of the resolution, on which the yeas and

noes 20. nays had been ordered.

Mr. HOLMAN demanded the yeas and nays. The question was taken; and it was decided in

Mr. ANCONA demanded tellers on the yeas the affirmative-yeas 68, nays 58, not voting 56; as follows:

Tellers were not ordered, and the yeas and nays YEAS-Messrs. William J. Allen, Allison, Ames, An

were not ordered. cona, Anderson, Augustus C. Baldwin, Baxter, Bliss, Blow, Boyil, Chanler, Coffroth, Cox, Cravens, Henry Win

So the rules were suspended. ter Davis: Dawson, Denison, Eden, Eldridge, Finck, Gan The bill was received, and read a first and secson, Garfield, Grider, Griswold, Harrington, Charles M. ond time. Harris, Herrick, ligby, Holman, Asahel W. llubbard, Mr.STEVENS. Mr. Speaker, I desire immeJenckes, Kernan, Knapp, kinox, Law, Lazear, Le Blond, Mallory, Marcy, McDowell, McKinney, Moorhead, Morrill,

diate action on that bill. If it is to be acted on at James R. Morris, Nelson, Noble, Jobu O'Neill, Orth, Pen

all before the holidays, it must be acted on now. dleton, Perry, Price, Pruyn, Samuel J. Randall, Ross, Therefore I move that we proceed at once to conSchenck, Scott, Sloan, Smithers, John B. Steele, Stevens,

sider it. Strouse, Stuart, Sweni, Townsend, Voorhees, Wadsworth, Joseph W. White, and Williams-68.

I beg to say that the Committee of Ways and NÄYS-Messrs. Alley, Baily, John D. Baldwin, Bea Means have reported this bill, one portion accordman, Blair, Boutwell, Brandegee, Broomall, Ambrose W.

ing to their idea of what will be for the benefit of Clark, Cobb, Cole, Creswell, Thomas T. Davis, Dawes,

the revenue-that is the first section and the Dixon, Drigos, Eckley, Eliot, Frank, Grinnelí, Male, Ilotchkiss, John H. Hubbard, Hulburd, Kasson, Kelley,

other portion under the instructions of this House. Francis W. Kellogg, Orlando Kellogg, Littlejohn, Mar If there is no disposition to go into the Commitvin, McBride, McClurg, McIndoe, Anios Myers, Loonard tee of the Whole on the state of the Union, I ask Myers, Charles O'Neill, Patterson, Perhain, Pike, Pomc that we now act on the bill. roy, Alexander H. Rice, John II. Rice, Edward H. Rollins, Scofield, Shannon, Smith, Spaluing, Thayer, Thomas,

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I demand Tracy, Upson, Van Valkenburgh, Elihu B. Wastıburne, the previous question. William B. Washburn, Whaley, Wilson, Windom, and Mr. COX. " I would like to have the first secYeainan-58. NOT VOTING-Messrs. James C. Allen, Arnold, Ash

tion explained by the gentleman from Pennsylley, Blaine, Brooks, James S. Brown, William G. Brown, vuvia. It is not fully understood. Freeman Clarke, Clay, Deming, Donnelly, Dumont, Edyer Mr. ANCONA. I make the point of order ion, English, Farnsworth, Fenton, Goochi, llall, Harding,

that the bill must go to the Committee of the Benjamin G. Harris, Hooper, Hutchins, Ingersoll, Pluilip

Whole on the state of the Union. Johnson, William Johnson, Julian, Kalbtleisch, King, Loan, Long, Longyear, McAllister, Middleton, Sainuel F. The SPEAKER. That would be a good point Miller, William II. Miller, Daniel Morris, Morrison, Nor of order if the House had not suspended the rules ton, Odell, Radford, William II. Randall, Robinson, Rogers,

for the purpose of proceeding to the consideraJames S. Rollins, Starr, William G. Steele, Stiles, Ward, Webster, Wheeler, Chilton A. White, Wilder, Winfield,

tion of the bill in the House at the present time. Benjamin Wood, Fernando Wood, and Woodbridge--56. Mr. HOLMAN. I hope the gentleman from So the latter part of the resolution was agreed to.

Pennsylvania will let me ask a question. During the vote,

Mr. STEVENS. I understand the gentleman Mr. LONGYEAR, not being within the bar

from Illinois to withdraw the previous question when his name was called, asked leave to vote.

until I can make a statement, and then I will reMr. DAWES objected.

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I withdraw The vote was then announced as above recorded. Mr. DAVIS, of Maryland, moved to recon

the previous question for that purpose.

Mr. STEVENS obtained the floor. sider the several votes by which the resolution

Mr. HOLMAN. The language of the second was adopted; and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table.

section imposes the additional tax of fifty cenis The latter motion was agreed to.

per gallon on all spirits held for sale on the 1st

day of January. It is a well-known fact that ENROLLED BILLS.

throughout the western section of the country, Mr. COBB, from the Committee on Enrolled where large amounts of spirits have been accuBills, reported that they had examined and found mulated by the distillers themselves, those stocks truly enrolled bills of the following titles; when are in the bonded warehouses with scarcely an the Speaker signed the same:

exception, and held with the intention of holding An act (S. No.350) authorizing the purchase or them as heretofore for such markets as may turn construction of revenue cutters on the lakes; and up.

Do I understand that the effect of that secAn act (S. No. 229) for the relief of William tion is that on the 1st of January all spirits held H. Jameson, a paymaster of the United States by the original manufacturers shall be taxed an Army.

additional fifty cents, but that that which is held BROOKLYN NAVY-YARD.

by speculators shall not be subject to the addi

tional tax? The SPEAKER laid before the House a communication from the Secretary of the Navy, ask- || derstand by the bill, and after having done so,

Mr. STEVENS. I will explain what I uning an appropriation of $75,000 for addition to the

unless some gentleman desires to ask some quesBrooklyn navy-yard, which was ordered to be

tion, I will call the previous question. printed and referred to the Committee of Ways

The first section of the bill contains the views and Means.

of the Committee of Ways and Means, while the DIFFICULTIES ON CANADIAN BORDER. second section has been reported, against the judgThe SPEAKER also laid before the House a ment of the Committee of Ways and Means, but communication from the Secretary of State, in

in obedience to the instructions of the House, answer to a resolution of the House relative to the under a resolution offered by the gentleman from difficulties on our northern border, which was re Illinois, (Mr. WASHBURNE.) We could not, under ferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. that resolution, report any amended revenue bill

without inserting what we have, namely, a tax TAX ON WHISKY.

on whisky on hand. We have thought that perMr. STEVENS. Mr. Speaker, I ask unani- | naps this House, as a final adjustment of this mous consent of the House to report from the whole question, would be content lo anticipate,

new it.

by one month, the tax of two dollars upon what Mr. MORRILL. I will withdraw the demand Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Nor at all, will be largely distilled between this and the 1st for the previous question, holding the tioor my

sir. I did not refiir to the committe. of February, and agree with the committee to self.

Mr. STEVEYS. I expected the gentleman strike out the second section--which motion 1 The SPEAKER. Does the gentleman from from Ilinois to say that, while the chairman of the now make-which we have reported in obedience Ohio withdraw the motion to lay the bill on the Committee on Finance in the order House thought to the instructions of the House. But if they | table?

there had been $70,000,000 lont io the Government choose to retain both, it is not in the power of Mr. WASIIBURNE, of Minois. I have the by the failure to LX the steckou hand, the chairthe committee to say it shall not be done. The floor.

man of the Committee of Ways and Means in committee, however, ask that the House will pass The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Ohio this lleuse thought there had been $30,000,000 the first section, laying the tax of two dollars had the floor and moved to lay the bill on the lost by the agilition of the sui ject. upon all distilled after the 1st of January, because lable.

Mr: WASUBCRVE, of Illinois. Even acwe think the Government will thereby obtain a Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I do not

cording to that there would be a balance of very large revenue, as the distillation season is understond how the gentleman got the floor. $10,000,000 on my side. I desire to say, Mr. just commencing. If we pass it speedily, there The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Ver- Speaker, that I know nothing of any comprowill be no delay until after the holidays, and mont demanded the previous question and took his mises on this question. I make no compromises everybody will be prepared to go on and distill seal, whereupon the gentleman from Ohio moved on it myseif, and I do not know that anybody under that arrangement. io lay the bill on the table.

cise is disposed to compromise it, The second section, of course I need not say Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. That was Mr. MORRILL. Mr. Speakır, I have this to to the blouse who have seen our previous record pending a negotiation between the gentleman from bay in reply to the gentleman from Illinois. The here, is repugnant to the views of the Committee Vermont and myself. (Laughter.]

question, us now presented, is very diferent from of Ways and Means. I now ask that they will The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Ver the question as presented at the Inst session of strike it out.

mont had stated that he refused to withdraw the Congress. If a tax had been levied on the stock Mr. WASHBURNE, of Ulinois, I did not demand for the previous question.

on hand at that time it miglit have reached a large withdraw the demand for the previous' question Mr. COX. I withdraw the motion to lay the amount. At present it wouid not do so. The with the expectation that the gentleman would bill on the table in the hope that the obnoxious Commissioner of Internal Revenue is of the opinmake any motion, but only that he would submit section will be stricken out.

ion that the stock on hand has bren nearly conhis remarks. I demanded the previous question Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I only desire sumed. Under these circumstances genilemen for the purpose of preventing any such thing. to say one word upon this question, because I have may very well be pardoned for changing their

Mr. STEVENS Then Thope the Ilouse will spoken on ittimes cnough for the llouse to under minds on this sulject. If there were no other refuse to sustain the previous question so that I stand fully my position, and ihe country 100), al reason against taxing the stock on hand, the fact can move the amendment.

though that, perhaps, is of little importance. that we can obtain so much more revenue, that Mr. WASIBURNE, of Illinois. I renew the This House, on the first day of ile session, the distilleries would go into operation if the quesdemand for the previous question.

instructed the Committee of Ways and Means to tion were only at once settled, and settled finally, Mr. COX. The House cannot understand this bring in this very proposition by a maji rily of is a sufficient argument against it. section from the explanation made by the gentle two or three vots. The commiliee have brought Mr. WASUBURNE, of Illinois. The best man from Pennsylvania.

it in and coupled it with another proposition by way in the world to settle it is to impose the Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. The gentle- || which, it seems to me, they seek to avoid the re lax. man from Ohio is not in order.

sponsibility of imposing this lax upon stocks on Mr. MORRILL. I think the House underThe SPEAKER. Debate is not in order after hand.

stands the question fully. I have no sort of feel. the demand for the previous question.

Mr. STEVENS. The gentleman's original | ing on the subject. Tam as much in favor of Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, demanded resolution instructed us to couple it with other raising the largest amount of revenue as any man tellers on seconding the previous question. amendments. It instructed us to include it in any in this House can be. I would be willing, for Tellers were ordered; and Mr. STEVENS, and Amendments we miglit propose. We were notat one,

that we should raise the entire amount of the Mr. WASHBURNE of Illinois, were appointed. liberty to report it hy itself.

unnual expenditure for the war by taxation. I The House divided; and ihe tellers reported Mr WASHBURNE, of Illinois. The prop- I only wantthat the wisest modes shall be selected. ayes 46, noes 62.

osition is brought in here by the Commitice of I do not believe that this is one of them. I now So the previous question was not seconded. Ways and Means in obedience to a vote of in renew my previous motion to strike out the sec

Mr. MORRILL, I suppose the House will structions by this House. The gentleman from ond section of the bill; and on that, and the whole very well understand that if this bill is passer Vermont says there have been a sufficient num bill, I move the previous question. with both sections embraced, it will be impossi ber of changes, according to his own knowledge, The previous question was seconded, and the ble for it to be acted upon in this House and the to change that vote of the blouse which was had main question ordered; which was first on the other before the adjournment for the holidays. on the first day of the session. Who those gen niotion to strike out the second section of the bill.

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. We will temen are who have had new light on the subject Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, called for the not adjourn, then. of course will be seen by the vole.

yeas and nays. Mr. MORRILL. It has become important Now, sir, I stand upon this proposition the The yeas and nays were ordered. that this question should be settled, and settled same as I have always stood. Thave advocated The question was taken; and it was decided in

It is important to the revenue that this it as a measure of revenue, and in a conversation the affirmative-ytas 65, nays 60, not voting 57; whole question should be put at rest. For three with the chairman of the Finance Committee of as follows: or four months past we have obtained no revenue the Senate but a few days since, he said that he YEAS- Messrs. Ames, Ancona, Ashley, Bailey, Bliss from the manufacture of this article, and as long could demonstrate that by the refusal of Con Blow, Boyd, Brooks, Broomall, Freeman Clarke, Cox, Cra, as the question is agitated we shall obtain none. gress to impose this lax, the Government had lost

Vens, Henry Winter Davis, Thomas T. Divin, Denison,

Eldridge, Finek, Gartield, Grider, Griswold, Dale, Harding, The bill reported by the Committee of Ways and | $70,000,000.

Harrington, Holman, looper, K?-501, Kelley, Lazear, Means merely antedates the amount of duties to Mr. COX. I rise to a point of order. The Le Blond, Long, Longyear, Mallory, Marcy, Me Bride be levied on the 1st of February, and proposes gentleman has no right to quote the nction of any Mchudor, Morrill, James R. Morris, Leonard Myers, that they shall be levied on the 1st of January. member of a committee in the other House to

Noble, Charles O'Neill, John O'Neill, Orth, l'autresul, The last section of the bill is in the preciselan

Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Pomeroy, Pryli, Samuel J. Ran. influence us here.

dall, Alexander ll. Rice, Scott, Shannon, Smith, Smithers, gunge of the proposition introduced at the last Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I am not Stevens, Strouse, Stuari, Thayer, Townsend, Van ValBession taxing stocks on hand. It is not drawn quoting the action of any member of a commit kenburgh, Voorhees, Ward, and Yeaman--65. with remarkable skill, but we thought that if the lee. Tam speaking of the man himself.

NAYS-Messrs. William J. Allen, Alley, Allison, AnHouse was satisfied with it at the last session

derson, Arnold, Augustus C. Bruwin, Jolin D. Bildwill, Mr. COX. I submit to the Chair if that is in

Baxter, Bearnan, Blair, Boutwell, Brandger, James S. they would be as well salisfied with it at this. order.

Brown, Chander, Ambrose V. Clark, Cobb, Collroth, Cole, Now, Mr. Speaker, I believe that many gentle

The SPEAKER. It is not in order to quote

Creswell, Dawes, Dawson, Deming, Dixon, Eckley, Ellen, men in this House who have heretofore voted for the transactions ot' the Senate.

Eliot, Frank, Ganson, Grimnell, Horelikiss, Jonin 11. Tube

bard, Hulbund, Jenckes, Francis W. Kellogg, Orlando this tax upon stocks on hand have essentially Mr. MORRILL. I would ask the gentleman Klogs, Knox, Linjohin, McClury, Sam F. Miller, changed their minds; certainly more than enough from Illinois if the same gentleman did not ad. Moorhead, Amos Myers, Perhuu, Price', William Il. Rinne to change the result on the last vote have so ex vise him to give up this contest.

dall, John H. Rice, Edward II. Rollins, James S. Rollins, pressed themselves to me. The Commissioner Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. No, sir; the

Ross, Scofield, Sloan, Spalding, Joon B. Sterle, Winds

worth, Llibu B. Washburne, William B. Washburn, Wil. of Internal Revenue, who was for this tax at the same gentleman agrees with me on the subject. liams, Wilson), and Windom--60. last session, is decidedly of the opinion that it The same gentleman desires to see the revenues of

NOT VOTING-Messrs. James C. Allen, Blaine, Wils would be wise now to abandon it.

the country increased, and he desires that these liam G. Brow), Clay, Domelly, Driggs, Dumoni, Edgerton, I move to strike out the last section of the bill, ll gamblers and speculators shall pay their portion.

English, Farusword, Fenton, Gooeli, llall, llerrick, lis

by, Asaliel W. Hubbard, Hlutchins, ing roll, Phillip and upon that question and upon the whole bill i They have made millions, and tens of millions, Johnson, Willinm Johnson, Kalbfleiseli, King, knapp, demand the previous question.

which have come out of the pockets of the peo Loan, Marvin, McAlister, McDowell, Wikimey, MiddleMr. WASUBURNE, of Illinois. I ask the ple; and we now have this proposition here which

toll, William II. Miller, Daniel Morris, Morri-011, Nelsolt,

Norton, Odell, Radford, Robinson, Rogers, Schenek, Starr, gentleman to withdraw the demand for the pre is reported from the Committee of Ways and William G. Sterle, Sules, Sweat, ibemas, Tracy, Webvious question for a few moments, to allow me to Means, and I appeal to the Representatives of ster, Wlialey, Wheeler, Chilton A. White, Joseph W. say a word or two.

the people to stand up to it, and vote it through. White, Wilder, Winfiell, Benjamin Wood, Fernando Mr. MORRILL. The gentleman was not very I have understood that it has been asserted that

Wood, and Woodbridge-57, accommodating to my colleague on the commit a sort of compromise has been entered into, that So the second section of the bill was struck out. tec, (Mr. Stevens,) and I decline to withdraw it. is the first seciion of the bill be adopted the other Messrs. SCUENCK and FARNSWORTH, Mr. COX. I move to lay the bill on the table. section will be abandoned.

not being within the bar when their names were Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I again ap Mr. STEVENS. Does the gentleman from Illi called, asked leave to vote. peal to the gentleman from Vermont to yield io nois charge thut against the Committee of Ways Mr. DAWES objected. me for a few moments. and Means?

Mr. STEVENS moved to reconsider the vote

NOW.

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