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Wilson, James F., a Representative from lowa Woodruff & Beach and others, joint resolution Yeas and nays on-Continued.
Continued.

hotel for the relief of.......

..1214 bill (S. No. 363) for the relief of the Washingremarks on the Army appropriation bill... 647, remarks on the, by

ton Gas-Light Company.

463 648, 650, 652, 1407, 1409 Mr. Brandegee..

1214, breach of privilege.

..375, 974 remarks on the internal revenue bill.........697,

1215, 1216, 1217, 1219 printing the Dictionary of Congress.........392 698, 699, 801, 803, 804, 833, 834, Mr. Davis, of Maryland................. 1214 thanks to Major General Philip H. Sheri836, 837, 838, 839, 843, 880, 881

Mr. Davis, of New York.
1214 dan......

..416 remarks on the bill for the relief of H. A. Brig

Mr. Farnsworth....

.1215 deficiency bill (H. R. No. 620)...419, 449, 570 ham ......... ............... 754, 755 Mr. Ganson.........

.1217, 1218 assistant inspectors of steamboats............437 remarks on the resolution to refer to the Court

Mr. Holman........

..1214 thanks for removing General Butler .........501 of Claims the claim of Armistead T. M. Mr. Kalbfleisch ............ ..1216, 1217

duty on paper...

.......369, 370, 1416 Filler.........

...........872 Mr. Morris, of New York ......... 1214 amendmeni to the Constitution..........530,531 remarks on the bill to increase the pay of cer

Mr. Myers, L............... 1217, 1218, 1219 ship-canal around Niagara falls...............546 tain officers of the Army............. ....909

Mr. Pike........
1217 Ilinois ship-canal........

...........570 remarks on Missouri State mililia............911 Mr. Rollins, of New Hampshire. 1219 resolution in relation to peace....... ..........617 remarks on the bill defining the pay of certain Mr. Scofield.......

1216 naval appropriation bill....................

..627, 628 officers of the Army........930, 931, 932, 933 Mr. Washburne, of Illinois....... .1214, call of the House......

... 710 remarks on enrolling and calling out the na

1217, 1219 bill for the relief of Almond D. Fisk......... 728 tional forces...............975, 1079, 1084, 1155 Mr. Yeaman....

...... 1216 land grants to Michigan........ .807, 808 remarks on the resolution to encourage enlist Woodward, Elizabeth, and George Chorpenning, land-grant railroads in Minnesota............832 ments........

..1003, 1004 joint resolution (H. R. No. 112) for the re bill for the relief of H. A. Brigham ..........871 remarks on the Indian appropriation bill, 1038, lief of............ ....291, 466, 1073, 1403 joint resolution to refer to the Court of Claims

1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043 Worthington, Henry G., a Representative from the claim of Armistead T. M. Filler.....872 remarks on the loan bill... .1165, Nevada...

..98, 99, land-grant railroad in Michigan.......873, 1410 1166, 1167, 1168, 1199, 1200, 1204

137, 317, 738, 803, 992, 1005, 1114, 1260 internal revenue bill..........905, 906, 907, 1406 remarks on the bill for the relief of R.,J., & J. remarks on the bill providing for a district and bill to increase the pay of certain officers of the Waison, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania..... 1212 circuit court in Nevada........ .........317 Army...

........ 909, 910 remarks on resolution to amend the rules, 1315 remarks on the internal revenue bill..........803 sale of gold.......

..929 remarks on the miscellaneous appropriation remarks on the miscellaneous appropriation imprisonment by military authority .........930 bill.......... 1318, 1321, 1323, 1329, 1331, 1333 bill...

.....1260

National Mississippi Bridge Company .......967 remarks on Cabinet officers in Congress-see

Y.

resolution to encourage enlistments........1004 Appendix.

bill to prevent interference with the elections Windom, William, a Representative from Minne- || Yeaman, George H., a Representative from Ken in the States...

.1004, 1005 sola.......

.99, lucky... .7, 12, 65, 168, 169, 170, 171, confiscation bill (H. R. No.579)......1025, 1026 297, 348, 500, 596, 727, 796, 832,

172, 179, 180, 224, 562, 602, 668, 710, 737, enrollment bill.... ..1035, 1081, 1084, 1085, 1213, 1319, 1336, 1410, 1411, 1413 753, 908, 909, 910, 1216, 1325, 1327, 1330

1114, 1117, 1123, 1154, 1157, 1160, 1161 resolution by..... ..297 remarks on a motion to reconsider the amend

condition of the Indian tribes.... ...1072 remarks on the miscellaneous appropriation ment to the Constitution...... ....168,

bill granting an extension of a patent to Josiah bill..........

..1319
169, 170, 171, 172, 179, 180, 224 Copeland....

.1112 Winfield, Charles H., a Representative from New remarks on the bill to increase the pay of cer taking a recess...

..1157 York.....

..701, 703 tain officers of the Army .........908, 909, 910 bill to aid in the construction of a railroad conWood, Benjamin, a Representative from New remarks on the resolution for the relief of necting the Pacific railroad and the Colum. York....... ..24 Woodruff & Beach............................ 1216 bia river......

...1162 Wood, Fernando, a Representative from New remarks on the miscellaneous appropriation loan bill....

.1204, 1205 York .....13, 193, 194, 195, 238, 301, 505, 522,

bill..............

.1325, 1327, 1330 compensating the officers and crew of the Kear543, 544, 546, 587, 596, 616,619, 875, 876, Yeas and nays on

sarge......

............ 1210, 1211 929, 937, 938, 939, 941, 1031, 1037, 1147, reduction of tariff on coffee, sugar, and tea....3 bill to revive in part naval appropriation act

1163, 1164, 1167, 1168, 1198, 1199, 1213 tax on domestic liquors on hand .......3, 68, 69 for the year ending June 30, 1858...... resolutions by..... .13, 522, 619, 929 call on the President for information ............4 bill for the relief of R., J., & J. Watson......

..1212 remarks on a motion to reconsider the amend gold and silver coin and bullion, bill to regulate pay department of the Navy............ 1213, 1403 ment to the Constitution...194, 195, 195, 238 the exchange of.........

...........................6
duties on imports..............................

..1256 remarks on rebellious States, bill (H. R. No. apportionment of representation, resolution re .ship-canal in Michigan.

....1263 602) ..... .............301, 937, 938, 939, 941 lating to ....

resolution extending the time of the committee remarks on a ship-canal around Niagara bankrupt bill (H. R. No. 424)...................24 on the conduct of the war...

.1264 falls..............

..543, 544, 546 navy-yard at New London, Connecticut, bill Army appropriation bill........ 1269, 1410, 1418 remarks on the naval appropriation bill-see (H. R. No. 536) authorizing a survey for..31 miscellaneous appropriation bill. .1331, Appendix. reciprocity treaty, joint resolution (H. R. No.

1332, 1333, 1422, 1423 remarks on the internal revenue bill...875, 876 56) for the termination of.................32, 33 currency bill ......

....1334, 1335 remarks on custom-house officers...........1031 commission on taxation, joint resolution (s. mileage and pay to Hugh M. Martin...... 1396 remarks on the Indian appropriation bill, 1037 No. 78) providing for

...37 resolution in regard to officers' servants, 1401, remarks on the loan bill.. ....163, adjournment..

..37,

1413 1164, 1167, 1168, 1198, 1199 111, 531, 703, 704, 705, 707, 1422, 1423 suspension of the rules.........

.1402 Woodbridge, Frederick E., a Representative from foreign policy of the United States, resolution resolution to pay the employés of the House, Vermont... .242, 243, declaratory of .......... .....48, 66, 67

1405 244, 700, 776, 880, 883, 979, 991, 996, 1005 Mining Department, bill to establish..........66 charges against Lucien Anderson...1411, 1412

1122, 1123, 1256, 1270, 1323, 1410, 1417 Bureau of Freedmen's Affairs, bill to establish, disqualification of color in carrying the mails, remarks on a motion to reconsider the amend

80, 566, 694, 1402

1418 ment to the Constitution..........242, 243, 244 granting the use of the Hall to the United States issuing passes to colored men.......... .1418 remarks on the internal revenue bill...880, 883 Christian Commission........

...275 bill for the relief of C. F. Anderson.... ..1420 remarks on enrolling and calling out the na recommending peace commissioners.........275 excusing Mr. Le Blond from voting. ..1423

tional forces....... ....979, 1122, 1123 rebellious Slates, bill (H. R. No. 602).....301, | Young, Charles-see Palents. remarks on duties on imports ....... ....1255

970, 971, 1002

Z. remarks on the miscellaneous appropriation Old Capitol and Carroll prisons.........320, 321 bill.........

1270, 1323 legislative, executive, and judicial expenses, || Zevely, Edmund S., bill (S. No. 595) for the reremarks on the Army appropriation bill, 1410,

347, 1154, 1267 lief of..........

........265, 464 1417 ways and means, bill (H. R. No. 677).....356 | Zevely, Mary F. B., bill for the relief of......1420

........ 1211

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THE OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS, PUBLISHIED BY F. & J. RIVES, WASIIINGTON, D. C.

Thurty-Eigutu CONGRESS, 20 Sessiox.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1864.

Nrw SERIES.....No. 1.

This is the first number of THE CONGRESSIONAL GLOBE sioned by the resignation of Hon. William Pilt ber from the State of ludiana, called the House for this session-the second of the Thirty-Eighth ConFessenden.

to order. gress. It is stereotyped, and therefore the back numbers The credentials were read, and the oaths pre Rev. W. H. CHANNING, the Chaplain, then can be supplied at any time. Missing numbers, containing

scribed by law were administered to Mr. FAR offered up prayer in these words: sixteen pages, will be sent to subscribers at five cents a WELL, and he took his seat in the Senate.

Lord God omnipotent, Creator of the universe, number.

Father of spiriis, pour Thy blessing upon us, lor

IIOOR OF MEETING. The price of The CongreSSIONAL GLOBE AND Appen

we seek to enter Thy presence with praise and

On motion of Mr. FOOT, it was Dix for this session is $5.

thanksgiving: 0 Giver of all good gifts, thanks

Ordered, That the hour of the daily mceting of the Sen for the bountiful mercies that were poured abroad These works go free by mail to any post office in the ate be twelve o'clock, m., until otherwise ordered.

through all the loyal States of this Union since United States, by act of Congress.

ORGANIZATION OF THE UOUSE.

last we assembled in these Halls. Thanks for

health within our habitations and prosperity

EDWARD McPuerson, Esq., Clerk of the House THIRTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS.

within our borders. Thanks for the rich profils of Representatives, appeared below the bar and

of the harvesi-fields and orchards, for workSECOND SESSION. delivered the following message:

sliops resounding with the cheerful notes of inMr. PRESIDENT: I have been directed to inform the Sen

dustry, and for wealth flowing free into the marts ale that a quorurn of the House of Representatives las assembled, and that the House is now ready to proceed to

of commerce. IN SENATE.

Thanks that Thou last enabled, Dusiliess.

the nation to preserve peace with other nations, Monpay, December 5, 1864.

The Ilouse has passed a resolution directing the appoint to establish the public dignity and honor ofidis The Senate commenced the second session of ment of a committee on the part of the llouse, to join such

free Republic, and for the proof which Thou hast committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, the Thirty-Eighth Congress this day, pursuant to to wait on the President of the United States and inform

given of the singleness of ihe will of this people the Constitution.

him that a quorum of the two Houses has assembled and io preserve its institutions in perpetuity. Thanks

that Congress is ready to receive any communication lie that Thou hast guarded our cities and our vilSENATORS PRESENT. may be pleased to make; and has appointed Mr. E. B.

lages froní destructive raids and invasion, from The following Senators were present. From

WASHBURNE of Illinois, Mr. GEORGE II. PENDLETON of
Ohio, and Mr. REUBEN E. Fenton of New York, the com-

the torch of the incendiary, from the passions let the State of milice on the part of the Fouse.

loose by domestic traitors. Thanks that Thou Maine-Hon. Lot M. Morrill.

hast been with our armies and vavies, and crowned New Hampshire-Hon. Daniel Clark.

NOTIFICATION TO TIIE PRESIDENT.

their heroic efforts with triumph. Thanks for Vermont-Hon. Solomon Foot and Hon. Jacob On motion of Mr. FOOT, it was

the nation's life preserved, replenished, full of Collamer.

Resolred, That a committee, consisting of three mem vital vigor to-day. Massachusetts-Hon. Charles Sumner and Hon. bers, be appointed to join such committee as may be ap. And now, O Giver of all good gifts, we implore Henry Wilson. pointed by the blouse of Representatives, to wait on the

Thy presence and the fullness of Thy blessing President of the United States and inform him that a Rhode Island-Hon. Henry B. Anthony. quorum of each House has assembled and that Congress

upon our beloved nation. Br with our soldiers Connecticut-Hon. Lafayelle S. Foster and

is ready to receive any communication he may be pleased be with our sailors every where they are under Hon. James Dixon. to make,

Thy providence seeking to guard our frontiers. New York-Hon. Ira Harris and Hon. Edwin

By unanimous consent, the President pro tem Penetrale and encircle the rebellion and manifest D. Morgan.

pore was authorized to appoint the committee; and the indomitable power of a free people trusting in New Jersey-Hon. John C. Ten Eyck.

Messrs. Foot, Conness, and Hendricks were Thy providence to restore and save to the utlerPennsylvania–Hon. Edgar Cowan. appointed.

most. Maryland-Hon. Reverdy Johnson and Hon.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Be, we pray Thee, with Thy servants here gathThomas H. Hicks.

ered in both Houses of legislation. Replenish Kentucky-Hon. Lazarus W. Powell and Hon. Mr. SHERMAN asked, and by unanimous

them with wisdom from on high that they may Garrett Davis. consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No.

crown a work so well begin by restoring this Ohio-Hon. Benjamin F. Wade and Hon. John 350) to authorize the purchase or construction of

nation's life in purifying the bond of our constiSherman. revenue cutters on the lakes; which was read ewice

tutional U:ion from those seeds of death which Indiana-Hon. Henry S. Lane and Hon. by its title, and ordered to lie on the table.

have so long corrupted it and hindered its full Thomas A. Hendricks.

Mr. LANE, of Kansas, asked, and by unani

free growth to symmetric power. Illinois-Hon. Lyman Trumbull. mous consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill

Be, we pray Thee, with him whom Thou hast, Michigan-Hon. Zachariah Chandler. (S. No. 351) for the relief of the officers and sol

acting through the people's will, once more sumMissouri-Hon. John B. Henderson. diers of the militin of the States of Kansas and

moned to exercise the executive power of this Wisconsin-Hon. James R. Doolittle and Hon.

Missouri, in repelling the late invasion of those Timothy 0. Howe. States by the rebel forces under General Sterling | marks of confidence, lie and his Cabinet may press

nation; that, reinvigorated and reinspired by these lowa-Ion, James W. Grimes. Price, and for other purposes; which was read

straight onward to the grand duty that Thou hast Minnesota-Hon. Morton S. Wilkinson and {wice by its title, and ordered to lie on the table Hon. Alexander Ramsey. and be printed.

imposed, the reëstablishment of liberty and law

throughout the domains of the Republic intrusted California-Hon. James A. McDougall and

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE.

by Providence to our ancestors.
Hon. John Conness.
Oregon-Hon. James W. Nesmith and Hon.
Mr. FOSTER, (at thirty-five minutes past

O Thou who hast, through Thy beloved Son, Benjamin F. Harding. twelve o'clock.) I move that the Senate take a

promised to all upon earth the kingdom of heaven, Kansas-Ilon. Samuel C. Pomeroy and Hon. recess until half past one o'clock.

come down, Ancient of days, reign over us, hear James H. Lane.

Mr. POWELL. I should like to inquire of the

us for Thy mercy's sake. Amen. West Virginia-Hon. Waitman T. Willey and Senator from Connecticut if he expects the Presi

CALL OF THE ROLL.
Hon. Peter G. Van Winkle.

dent's message to come in lo-day. If he does, it
would be very well to take the recess; but if the

The Clerk then called the roll, and the follow-
SENATORS ABSENT.
message is not coming in until to-morrow we may

ing Members and Delegates answered to their

names: The following Senators were absent: as well adjourn.

MAINE. Mr. Hale, Mr. Sprague, Mr. Wright, Mr.

Mr. FOSTER. I suppose no answer can be given until the committee return. I think it would

Lorenzo D. M. Sweat,
Buckalew, Mr. Harlan, Mr. Saulsbury, Mr. Rid.

John II. Rice,
Sidney Perbam,

Frederick A. Pike.
dle, Mr. Carlile, Mr. Richardson, Mr. Howard, te proper for us to be in session in order to re-
and Mr. Brown.
ceive the report of the committee, who will be back

James G. Blaine, Hon. DANIEL CLARK, President pro tem

within an hour,

I
suppose.

NEW HAMPSUIRE. pore, a quorum of Senators being present, called The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The question

Daniel Marcy,

James W. Patterson. the Senate to order at twelve o'clock, m.

is on the motion of the Senator from Connecticut.
Prayer by Rev. Tuomas Bowman, D. D.,
The motion was agreed to.

Edward H. Rollins,
Chaplain to the Senate.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore again took the

VERMONT
NOTIFICATION TO THE IIOUSE.
chair at half past one o'clock.

Justin S. Morrill,

Portus Baxter.
On motion of Mr. FOOT, it was
On motion of Mr. SUMNER, the Senate then

MASSACHUSETTS.
adjourned.
Ordered, That the Secretary inform the House of Rep-

Thomas D. Eliot, George S. Boutwell, resentatives that a quorum of the Senate has assembled,

Oakes Amnes,

John D. Baldwin, and that the Senate is ready to proceed to business.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Alexander II. Rice, William B. Washburn, CREDENTIALS.

MONDAY, December 5, 1864.

Samuel Hooper,

Henry L. Dawes. Mr. MORRILL presented the credentials of In conformity to the Constitution the Thirty

RHODE ISLAND, Hon. NATHAN A. Farwell, appointed a Sena Eighth Congress of the United States of Amer

Thomas A. Jenckes, Nathan F. Dixon. tor of the United States by the Governor of the ida convened this day in its second session. At State of Maine, to fill, until the next session of twelve o'clock, m., Hon. Schuyler Colfax, the

CONNECTICUT. the Legislature of that State, the vacancy occa Speaker of the House of Representatives, a mem Honry C. Deming, John H. Hubbard.

NEW YORK.
Dwight Townsend, Orlando Kellogg,
Martin Kiilbfleisch,

John V.L. Pruyn,
Mots F1. Odell,

Calvin T. llulburd, feman IVood,

Samuel F. Miller, Elijah Ward,

Ambrose W. Clark, Jolm W. Chauler,

Thomas T. Davis, James Brooks,

R. B. Van Valkenburgh, Anson llerrick

Freeman Clarke, William Radford, Augustus Frank, John B. Stcele,

Reuben E. Fenton.

NEW JERSEY. John F. Starr,

Andrew J. Rogers, Gcorge Middleton, Nehemiah Perry.

PENNSYLVANIA. Charles O'Neill,

Ilenry W. Tracy,
Lronard Myers,

William H. Miller,
William D. Kelley, Josephi Baily,
John D. Stiles,

Alexander H. Coflroth,
Joliu I. Broomall, Glenni W. Scofield,
Sydenham E. Ancona, John L. Dawson,
Thaddeus Stevens, James K. Moorhead,
Myer Strouse,

Thomas Williams.
Charles Denison,

DELAIVARC.
Nathaniel B. Smithers.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE.

last session we drew seats for the whole ConA message was received from the Senate by Mr. gress. FORNEY, its Secretary, notifying the Ilouse that

The SPEAKER. The Clerk will read the reso

lution of last session.
a quorum of that body had assembled, and was
ready to proceed with the business of the session.

The Clerk read the resolution, as follows:

* Resoired, Thai the Clerk of the House do now place in COMMITTEE TO WAIT UPON TIIE PRESIDENT. a box the naine of each Meinber and Delegate of the House Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, submitted

of Representatives, written on a piece of paper; that he

then proceed, in the presence of the House, to draw from the following resolution; which was read, con said box. one at a time, said slips of paper, and as each is sidered, and agreed to:

drawn he shall announce the name of the Member or DelResolred, That a committee of three be appointed on

egate upon it, who shall choose his seat for the present the part of the flouse, to join such committee as may be

session: Providel, That before said drawing shail comappointed on the part of the Senate, to wait upon the

mence the Speaker shall cause every seat to be vacated, President of the United States and inform him that a quo

and shall see that every seat continues vacant until it is rum of the two llouses bas assembled and that Congress

selected under this order; and that every seat, after having

been selected, shall be deemed vacant if left unoccupied is ready to receive any communication he may be pleased

beture the calling of the roll is finished."
to make.

Mr. ELIOT. I would like to say a word.
The SPEAKER appointed Messrs. Wash-
BURNE of Illinois, PENDLETON, and FENTON as

The SPEAKER. No debate is in order except such committee on the part of the House.

by unanimous consent.

Mr. ELIOT. That rule expired with the last NEW MEMBERS.

session of Congress. Mr. ODELL announced that Hon. Dwigut The SPEAKER. Objection is made, and reTOWNSEND, a member-elect from the first district marks are not in order. of New York, to fill the vacancy occasioned by Mr. STEVENS. I hope the gentleman from the resignation of Ilon. Henry G. Stebbins, was

Ohio will withdraw his motion and move lo postpresent, and desired to be sworn in.

pone the resolution until the first Monday of DeMr. Townsend presented himself at the Speak cember next, when it will evidently be in order. er's desk, and was sworn in.

Mr. COX. I have no objection to that, as I do
Mr. PEREA announced that Hon. CHARLES not expect to take a seat at that lime. I will make
D. Poston, Delegate-elect from the Territory of that motion.
Arizona, was present, and desired to be sworn in. Mr. ELIOT. I rise to a question of order. I

Mr. Poston presented himself at the Speaker's think it is a question of order to inquire of the desk, and was sworn in.

Chair whether it has not been, with one excep

tion, the practice for many years to draw seais REPRESENTATIVES FROM LOUISIANA.

at the commencement of each session. There The SPEAKER, by unanimous consent, laid has been one exception since I have been in Conbefore the House the credentials of W. D. MANN, gress, and only one. T. M. Wells, Robert W. TaljaFERRO, A.P. I think thai gentlemen who have, during the Field, and M. F. Bonzano, claiming seats as long session, been on the outside away from the Representatives from the State of Louisiana, eye of the Speaker, have a fair right now to be which were read and referred to the Committee within the Speaker's reach. of Elections.

The SPEAKER: The Chair overrules the Mr. DA WES. I now offer the customary res point of order, and thinks it is in the nature of olution that the gentlemen claiming seais as mem debate. bers from Louisiana be entitled to occupy seats Mr. A. W. CLARK. I renew the motion to upon the floor, and to speak to the merits of their lay on the table. claim to seats in this body. It is the ordinary res Mr. ELIOT. On that I demand the yeas and olution.

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I suggest to The year and nays were not ordered. the gentleman that he modify his resolution so as The motion was agreed to; and the resolution to provide that they shall be entitled to the privi was laid on the table. leges of the floor. Mr. DAWES. Such claimants have always

AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION. been permitted to occupy seals and speak to the

Mr. DAVIS, of Maryland. I offer the folmerits of the questions,

lowing resolution, and ask its reference to the Mr. SCHENCK. I move to modify the reso

Committee on the Judiciary: lution by inserting the words “ when the report

Resolved, That the Judiciary Conmittee be instructed

to report a bill for the amendment of the Constitution, shall be made from the Committee of Elections."

providing that so much of the ninth section of the first Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I move, as a article of the Constitution as declares that no tax or duty substitute for both propositions, that those gen

shall be laid on articles exported from any State be, and tlemen be granted the privileges of the Hall.

the same is hereby, annulled. Mr.SCHENCK. I withdraw my amendment.

Mr. MORRILL. I hope the gentleman from Mr. DA WES. Iaccept the substitute, and ask

Maryland will allow that resolution to be referred a vote on it.

to the Committee of Ways and Means. li cerThe resolution, as modified, was agreed to. tainly is a subject over which that committee

ought to have jurisdiction. I had already preLAWS OF THE TERRITORIES.

pared a resolution upon that subject. I think the The SPEAKER, by unanimous consent, laid Committee of Ways and Means are prepared to before the House the laws of the Terriiories of consider it. Washington, Nevada, and Nebraska; which were Mr. DAVIS, of Maryland. I have no objecseverally referred to the Committee on Territo tion to that reference, and I demand the previous ries.

question on the resolution. BILLS ON LEAVE, ETC.

Mr. STEVENS. I understand the gentleman The SPEAKER proceeded, as the next order of

to have modified the resolution. business, to call the States for bilis on leave. No

Mr. DAVIS, of Maryland. I have done so bills being offered, the States were next called for

so as to substitute the Committee of Ways and resolutions.

Means for the Committee on the Judiciary. DRAWING SEATS.

The previous question was seconded, and the

main question ordered, and under the operation Mr. ELIOT introduced the following resolu thereof the resolution was agreed to. tion, and demanded the previous question:

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE. Resolved, that the Chirk of the House do now place in a borthe vane of each Meinber and Delegate of the House A message from the Senate by Mr. Forney, of Representatives written on a piece of paper; thit bie its Secretary, informed the House that the Senate then proceed, in the presence of the House, 10 draw from had agreed io the following resolution: said liox, one at a time, the said slips of paper, and as each is drawu he shall announce the lame of the Member or

Resolved, That a committee consisting of three members Delegate upon it, win bill choose liis seal for the present

be appointed to join such committre as may be appointed session: Proririci, That before said drawing shaji com

by one thouse oi Representatives, 10 waii upon the Presin mence the speaker shall cause every scar to be vacated,

dent of the United States and inform limitat a quorum of and shall see that every seat continues vacant until it is

each House has asseinbled and that Congress is ready to selected under this order; and that every seat, after having

rrecive any communication le may be pleased to make. been selected, shall be deemed vacant if leit unoccupied

Ordered, That Mr. Foot, Mr. Conness, and Mr. Hen. before the calling of the roll is finished.

DRICKS be the comiuittee on the part of the Senate, Mr. COX. I move to lay the resolution on

REPRESENTATION OF LOUISIANA. the table.

Mr. DAVIS, of Maryland. I suppose it is in Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I think that order under this call to present a petition. I am

MARYLAND.
Henry Winter Davis.

Ohio.
George II. Pendleton, John O'Neill,
Robert C. Schenck, George Bliss,
Francis C. LeBlond,

James R. Morris,
Samuel S. Cox,

Ephraim R. Eckley, Warren P. Noble, Rutus P. Spalding, James M. Ashley,

James A. Garfield.
William E. Finck,

KENTUCKY.
Lucien Anderson, William H. Randall.
George II. Yeaman,

INDIANA.
John Law,

Gcorge W. Julian, Henry W. Harrington, Godlove S. Orth, William S. Holman, Schuyler Colfax.

ILLINOIS.
Isaac N. Arnold,

Jesse O. Norton,
Jolin F. Farnsworth, John R. Eden.
Elihu B. Wasliburne, William R. Morrison.
Ebon C. Ingersoll,

MISSOURI.
Henry T. Blow,

Scinpronius II. Boyd, Jolin G. Scott,

Benjamin F. Loan.

MICHIGAN. Fernando C. Beaman,

Francis W. Kellogg. Charles Upson,

Augustus C. Baidwin. John W. Longyear,

IOWA. James F. Wilson,

Josiah B. Grinnell, Ilirain Price,

John A. Kasson, William B. Allison, Asahel W. Ilubbard.

WISCONSIN. James S. Brown,

Amasa Cobb, Ithamar C. Sloan,

Ezra Wheeler.

CALIFORNIA.
Thomas B. Shannon, Cornelius Cole.

MINNESOTA.
William Windom, Ignatius Donnelly.
OREGON

KAVSAS.
John R. McBride.

A. Carter (Vilder.

WEST VIRGINIA. Jacob B. Blair,

Kellian V. Whaley. NEW MEXICO.

UTAN. Francisco Perea.

John F. Kinney. WASTINGTON.

COLORADO. George E. Cole.

Iliram P. Bennet. During the call,

Mr. BROWN, of Wisconsin, stated that his colleague, Mr. ELDRIDGE, was detained at home by sickness.

Mr. MILLER, of Pennsylvania, stated that his colleagues, Messrs. RANDALL and Tuayen, · were paired.

Tie SPEAKER statcd that one hundred and twenty members had answered to their namesmore than a quorum--and that the House was ready to proceed to the transaction of business,

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, submitieu the following resolucion; which was read, considered, and agreed to:

Rezolred, That the Clerk inform the Sennte that a quorum of the House of Representatives has assembled, and that the House is ready io proceed to business.

navs.

desired by certain citizens of Louisiana to pre Blond, Loan, Marcy, Middleton, IVilliam II. Miller, James Tellers were ordered; and Messrs. WASHBURNE
sent a petition protesting against the reception of R. Morris, Morrison, Noble, Odell, Jolin O'Neill, Pendleton, of Illinois, and Cox, were appointed.
the Representatives from that State whose creden-

Perry, Price, Pruyn, Radford, John II. Rice, Rogan, Smith-
ers, Sules, Strous, Sweat, Townsend, Ward, Whaley, Wil-

The House divided; and the tellers reportedtials were presented this morning. I move that it son, Windom, Fernando Wood, anil Yeaman --18.

ayes 48, noes 45. be referred to the Committee of Elections, to NOT VOTING - Messrs. Janes C. Allen, William J. Al The main question was then ordered. whom the application presented this morning was

len, Alley, Blow, Brandegee, Williain G. Brow!, Clay, Cra Mr. COX. Would it be in order to move to properly referred.

vens, Creswell, Driggs, Dumont, Edgerton, Eidridge, Eng.
lisli, Fonton, Ganson, Gooch, Griori, Grisyroid, Lale, Hall,

refer the resolution to a committee? The motion was agreed to, and the petition was

Harding, Larrington, Benjamin G. Harris, Charles M. Har The SPEAKER. The motion to refer is not referred accordingly.

ris, Herrick, Higby, Hutchins, Philip Johnson, William now in order,

Jolinson, Kernan, King, Knapp, Knox, Lazear, Littlejohn,
EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS.
Long, Mallory, Marvin, McAllister, McClure, McDowell,

The question being upon the adoption of the
Mr. PENDLETON. I offer the following
McIndoe, McKinney, Daniel Morris, Ainos Vlyers, Velson,

resolution, Pike, Pomeroy, Samuel J. Randall, Robinson, James S.

Mr. ANCONA demanded the yeas and nays. resolution:

Rollins, Rose, Scofield, Scott, Smith, John B. Siecle, The yeas and nays were ordered. Resolved, That the President of the United States be William G. Sicele, Stuart, Thayer, Tiomas, Tracy, Voorrequested to communicate to this House, if not incompati hees, Wadsworth, Webster, Chilton A. White, Joseph W.

Mr. WASIIBURNE, of Illinois. I desire to ble with the public interest, the report made by Colone White, Winfield, Benjamin Wood, and Woodbridge-70.

say that I am going to the President on a comThomas M. Key of an interview between himself and

So the resolution was laid on the table.

mittee, and that the gentleman from Ohin (Mr. General Ilowell Cobb on the 14th day of June, 1902, on the bank of the Chickahominy, by authority of the War Depart During the vote,

PENDLETON) and myself bave paired off on the meni, on the subject of the exchange of prisoners of war. Mr. L. MYERS stated that his colleague, Mr.

question of the passage of this resolution. The SPEAKER. This being a call for execu Thayer, was detained at home in consequence of

The question was taken; and it was decided in tive information, unanimous consent is required a death in his family, and was paired off with his

the atiirmative-yeas 53, nays 51, not voting 78;

as follows: to consider it on this day. colleague, Mr. RANDALL.

YEAS-Vesess. Anderson, Arnold, Augustus C. BaldMr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I object.

THE NATIONAL DEBT.

win, John D. Baldwin, Beaman, Blair, Boutwell, Jaules S. The SPEAKER. The resolution then lies

Browni, Chianter, Ambrose W. Clark, Cobb, Cotirolli, Colc, over one day under the rule.

Mr. MORRILL offered the following resolu Dawes, Dawson, Deming, Dixon, Donnelly, Eckley, Edlen,

tion; which was read, considered, and agreed to: Eliot, Farnsworth, Frank, Grinnell, Jol:n ll. Hubbard, DulTARIFF AMENDMENT. Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means be

burd, Jenckes, Julian, kalitleisch, Francis W. Kellogg, Mr. COX. I offer the following resolution, instructed to inquire into the expedieney of providing a

Samuel F. Miller, Moorhead, Morrison, Norton, Odell, Per

ham, Pike, Price, Radford, William H. Randall, John H. upon which I demand the previous question: sinking fund, at an early day, for the gradual extinguish

Rice, Edward N. Rollins, Scoticid, Sloan, Spalding, Jolin ment of the national debt. Resolced, That to lessen the cost of the necessaries of

B. Steele, Tracy, Upson. William B. Waslıburn, Wuliais, life, the tariff upon coffee, sugar, lea, and similar articles

TAXATION OF DOMESTIC LIQUORS.

Wilson, Windom, ani Fernando Wood-53. should be reduced either by the payment of all customs in

NAYS-Messrs. Ancona, Ashley, Baxter, Blaine, bliss, tlie paper currency of the Government instead of gold, or

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, offered the Blow, Brooks, Broomall,Cox, Ilenry Winter Davis, Thomas by a modification of the tariff so that an ad valorem and following resolution, and moved the previous

T. Davis, Denison, Fineli, Garfield, Harrington, Iloluan not a specific duty be laid upon said articles, and that the

Hooper, Asabel W. Nlubbard, Ingersoll, Kelley, Law, Le question on its adoption: Committee of Ways and Means le requested to consider

Blond, Longyear, Marey, McBride, Middleton, Norrill,

Resolved, That in any amendments to the revenue bill the above proposition with a view to legislative action.

James R. Morris, Leonard Myers, Noble, Charles O'Neill, to be reported from the Coinmittee of Ways and Means, Jolin ('Neill, Orth, Pattersoni, Perry, Pruyn, Alexanderil. Mr. STEVENS. Do I understand that this the said committee is hereby instructed to incorporate a Rice, Schenck, Scott, Shannon, Smithers, Starr, Stevens, is a reference simply to the committec? Because provision lo tax all stocks of domestic liquors on hand. Stiles, Strouse, Townsend, Van Valkenburgh, Ward, Wha

ley, WVnctler, and Wilder--51. the resolution seems in the first place to affirm Mr. MORRILL. I should have supposed that NOT VOTING-Messrs. James C. Allen, William J. a proposition. If the gentleman will modify it so that subject was laid at rest last session. I move Allen, Alley, Allison, Ames, Baily, Boyd, Brandegee, 'ilas to say "that the Committee of Ways and Means to lay the resolution on the table.

liam G. Brown, Crecinan Clarke, Clay, Cravens, ('re well, he instructed to inquire into the expediency,”' &c., Mr. WASHBURNE,of Illinois, demanded the

Drians, Dumont, Edgerton, Eldridge, English, Fenton, Gin

son, Goocb, Grider, Griswold, Ilale, Hall, Harding, BomaI shall have no objection to it. yeas and nays on the motion to lay on the table.

min G. Harris, Charles M. Ilarris, Herrick, lligby, liottMr. COX. The design of the resolution is to The yeas and nays were ordered.

kiss, Ilutchins, Philip Johnson, William Johnson, Kissell, refer this proposition to the committee for their The question was taken; and it was decided in Orlando Kellogg, Kernan, King, Knapp, Knox, Lizaur, consideration, and with a view to report a bill if

Littlejolin, Loan, Long, Mallory, Marvin, Meuler, Me: the negative-yeas 47, nays 63, not voting 72; as

Clurg, McDowell, McIndoe, McKinney, William Ul. Miller, they think favorably of the proposition. follows:

Daniel Morris, Ainas Myers, Nelson, Pendleton, Pomery, Mr. STEVENS. The first part of the resolu YEAS-Messrs. Ancona, Ashley, Baily, Bliss, Blow, Samuel J. Randall, Robinson, Rogers, James S. Rollins, tion affirms that this ought to be done. I think Boyd, Brooks, Broomall, Freeman Clarke, Henry Win Ross, Smith, William G. Steele, Stuart, Sweai, Thayer, the resolution should be modified a little.

cer Davis, Thomas T. Davis, Denisol), Finck, Holmun, Thomas, Voorhees, Wadsworth, Elibu B. Washburne, Mr. COX. I will modify the resolution in any

Hooper, Ingersoll, Kelley, LeBlond, Loan, arcy, Mc. Webster, Chilton A. White, Joseph W. White, Wintield,

Bride, Middleton, Norrill, James R. Morris, Leonard My Benjamin Wood, Woodbridge, and Ycaman-78. way the gentleman suggests. I should be very ers, Noble, Odell, Charles O'Neill, John O'Neill, Orth, Pen So the resolution was adopted. glad to have his aid in the matter.

dleton, Perry, Pruyn, Alexander fl. Rice, Schenck, Scotl, Mr. STEVENS. I move, then, to modify it so

Shannon, Smithers, Starr, Stevens, Sules, Strouse, Town Mr. WILSON moved to reconsider the vote by

send, Van Valkenburghi, Ward, Wheeler, and Wider-47. as to say "that the Committee of Ways and Means

which the resolution was adopted; and also moved

NAYS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Anderson, Arnold, Auinquire into the expediency,” &c.

to lay the motion to reconsider on the table. gustus C. Baldwin, John D. Baldwin, Baxter, Benman,

Mr. STEVENS demanded the yeas and nays Mr. COX. I have no objection to that. I will Blair, Boutwell, James S. Brown, Chanler, Ambrose W. put the resolution in such shape as the gentleman

Clark, Cobb, Coffroth, Cole', Dawes, Dawson, Deming, on the motion to lay on the table.

Dixos, Donnelly, Eckley, Eden, Eliot, Farnsworth, Frank, Mr. WILSON. 'I withdraw the motion. suggests.

Garfield, Grinnell, Asaliel W. Hubbard, John H. Hubbard, Mr. STEVENS. Let what I suggest precede Hulburd, Jonckes, Julian, Kalbfleiscli, Francis W. Kel

OVERLAND MAIL SERVICE. the affirmation of the resolution.

logg, Orlando Kellogg, Law, Longyear, Samuel F. Miller, Mr. COX. Yes, sir. Moorhead, Morrison, Norton, Perham, Pike, Price, Rad

Mr. KINNEY offered the following resolution; ford, William II. Randall, John II. Rice, Rogers, Edward which was read, considered, and agreed to: Mr. DAWES. I would like to hear the resH. Rollins, Scofield, Sloan, Spalding, John B. Steele, Up

Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post olution read as modified. son, Elihu B. Washburne, William B. Washburn, Whaley,

Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of inThe modified resolution was read, as follows: Williams, Wilson, Windom, Fernando Wood, and Yea

troducing a bill, at an early day of the present session of man-03. Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means be

NOT VOTING-Messrs. James C. Allen, William J.

Congress, repealing the following fourth section of an ict Instructed, with a view to lessen the cost of the necessaries

entitled "An act to provide for carrying the mails from tho Allen, Aller, Blaine, Brandegre, William G. Brown, Clay, of life, to inquire into the expediency of reducing the tariff

United States to foreign porla, and ior other purposes:" Cox, Cravens, Creswell, Drivgs, Dumont, Lugerton, Elupon coffee, sugar, tea, and similar articles, either by the

“SEC. 4. Be il further chaciel, That all milable matter dridge, English, Fenton, Ganson, Gooch, Grider, Griswold, payincnt of all customs in the paper currency of the GovHalc, liall, Ilarding, Harrington, Benjamin G. Harris,

which may be conveyed by mail westward beyond the ishment instead of gold, or by a inodification of the tariff,

western boundary of Kansas, and castward from the eastCharles M. Harris, Ilerrick, Higby, lotchkiss, Ilutchins, so that an ad valorem and not a specific duty be laid upon

er boundary of California, shall be subject to prepaid lelPhilip Johnson, William Johnson, Kasson, Kernan, King, said articles.

ter postage: Provided, That this section shall not be held Knapp, knox, Lazear, Littlejohin, Long, Mallory, Marvin,

to extend to the transmission by inail ol' newspapers troma Mr. DAWES. I move to lay the resolution McAllister, McClurg, McDowell, Meinda, McKinney,

known office or publication to bona fide subscribers, blot William II. Miller, Daniel Morris, Amos Myers, Nelson, on the table.

exceeding one copy to cach subscriber, nor to franked mat. Patterson, Pomeroy, Samuel J. Randall, Robinson, James Mr. COX. I call for the yeas and nays on S. Rollins, Rose, Smith, William G. Steele, Stuart, Sweat,

ter to and from the interinediate points between the houd

arien above named, at usual rates: Proridad further, that motion.

Thayer, Thomas, Tracy, Voorhees, Wadsworth, Webster,
The yeas and nays wére ordered.
Chilton A. White, Joseph IV. White, Winfield, Benjamin

That such frauded inalter shall be subject to sucli regulaThe question was taken; and it was decided-in

. So the House refused to lay the resolution on
Woud, and Woodbridge-72.

tions as to its transmission and delivery as the Postmaster the affirmative-yeas 64, nuys 48, not voting 70;

. | And then, on motion of Mr. HOLMAN, (at

the table. as follows:

twenty minutes to two o'clock, p. m.,) the House YEAS-Messrs. Ames, Anderson, Arnold, Ashley, Baily,

The question recurred on seconding the demand

adjourned. John D. Baidwill, Baxter, Beaman, Biaine, Bouiweil,

for the previous question.
Broomall, Cobb, Cole, llenry Winter Davis, Thomas T. Mr. MORRILL. I appeal to my friend from

IN SENATE.
Davis, Dawes, Deming, Nixon, Donnelly, Eckley, Cliot, Illinois (Mr. WASHBURNE) to postpone any ac-
Farnsworth, Frank, Garfield, Grinnell, Blooper, Iloichkiss,
Asahel W. Hubbard, Jobin Il. Ilubbard, Bulburd, lugersoll,
tion on this question until we shall receive the

TUESDAY, December 6, 1864.
Jenckes, Julian, Kasson, Kelley, Francis W. Kellogg, Ori reports of the Secretary of the Treasury and the

Prayer by Rev. Thomas Bowman, D. D., ChapJando Kellogs, Longyear, McBride, Samuel F. Miller, Commissioner of Internal Revenue. i think it lain to the Senate. Moorhead, Morrill, Leonard Myers, Norton, Charles would be altogether more courteous to them to The Journalvfyesterday was read and approved. O'Xcill, Orih, Patterson, Perhali, William II. Randall, Rice, Edward N. Rolins, Selenek, Shamon, Sion, Spala

do so. There is no need of any hurry in the Hon. George Reap Riddlf, of Delaware, and ding, Starr, Stevens, Upson, Van Vnikenburgu, Elihu B. matter.

Hon. John S. Carlile, of Virginia, appeared in Warlıburne, William B. Washburn, Whecier, Williams, Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I think the their seats to-day. and Ilider-61.

Representatives of the people are prepared to judye
NAY S-Messrs. Allison, Ancona, Augustin C. Baldwin,
Blair, Bliss, Boyd, Drooks, James 8. Browni, Chanter, om
of this matter for themselves. I therefore decline

NOTIFICATION TO THE PRESIDENT. brose W. Clark, Freeman Clarke, Coffroth, Cox, Dawson, to accept the suggestion. I demand tellers upon Mr. FOOT, from the joint committee of the Denison, Eden, Finck, Holman, Kabfleisch, Law, Le seconding the dentand for the previous question. Iwo Houses appointed to wait on the President

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