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of him we mourn is not confined to its imme. and the sentiments and convictions of his own that he would be enabled to go with me the diate and most apparent results. Its influence | liberty-loving constituents.
next morning to call on the distinguished citlives on, inspiring other men to lives of noble- From his long association and thorough | izen who delivered the eulogy and to convey ness and duty. It is the pillar of fire by night acquaintance with the southern Senators, Mr. to him the resolution of Congress requestinga, and clcud by day that safely guides us in our Foor early fathomed their wicked designs and copy of the same for publication. He was not, weary wanderings. Let us mark it well, so their treasonable purposes, and from the mo- however, able to go, but sent his colleague in that when to us the last dread summons comes ment those purposes found an utterance in the | the Senate, Judge POLAND, in his place. we each may
hostile cannon that opened upon Fort Sumter, On the next day, Friday the 16th day of "Go, not like the quarry slave at night
his heart and soul, his thoughts, and his ener- February, the late Senator from Vermont apSeourged his dungeon, but sustained and soothed || gies were all given to his country. With a loy- || peared in the Senate for the last time and made By an unfaltering trust, approach our graves Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
alty so devoted and uncompromising, with a his final report as chairman of the joint comAbout him and lies down to pleasant dreams.” love of country amounting to a passion, he mittee of arrangements, and his last motion I submit the following resolution:
everywhere denounced treason and its aiders was, that “the report and accompanying paResolved. That, as a further mark of respect for the
and 'abettors with the most vehement indig. || pers be printed." He continued to take a deep deceased, the House do now adjourn. nation.
interest in the publication of the Eulogy and
At the time of his death he was the oldest | the proceedings connected therewith, and the Mr. BANKS then pronounced a eulogy on member of the Senate in consecutive service. last official act of his life was to approve a por: Senator Foot. (It will be published in the Every year increased his reputation and con- trait of Mr. Lincoln, which is to be the frontAppendix.]
firmed his character as a steadfast friend to his lispiece to the volume of the published pro
country, an enlightened statesman, and a wise ceedings. Mr.WASHBURNE,of Illinois. Mr.Speaker, || and incorruptible legislator. He was a man of Mr. Speaker, when we contemplate the great on becoming a member of the House of Rep. || education and intelligence, of a vigorous intel. || changes that have taken place among the pubresentatives in the Thirty-Third Congress in lect and an enlightened understanding; of giant | lic men who were associated with Mr. Foot the month of December, 1853, I first made the strength and an imposing presence, he was a when he first entered the Senate, and since the acquaintance of Solomon Foot, then a Sepa- genuine specimen of a Vermonter. As Presiding time when you and I first entered these Halls, tor in the Congress of the United States from Officer of the Senate for a long period he dis- we are admonished how fleeting and evanescent the State of Vermont. I had known something | tinguished himself by his promptness, dignity, are all things human. How few are left to of his previous political history and was aware urbanity, and fairness. He brought to the dis
struggle on but yet a little longer, to buffet the that he had enjoyed, in a high degree, the charge of all his duties a conscientious devotion
waves and encounter the storms and the temrespect and confidence of the people of his to the best interests of the nation. Active, in
pests of political life: native State. To possess the confidence and dustrious, vigilant, no duty to his constituents receive the support of the citizens of Vermont || and the country was ever left unperformed, and
“Apparent rari nantes in gurgite vasto." is no meager or indifferent compliment. No so prompt and regular was he in attendance upon Vermont mourns the loss of her faithful and State has ever guarded more carefully the the daily sessions of the Senate that it could devoted public servant, and the nation shares selection of its representatives in the national | be said of him as the historian says of the younger in her grief. He followed, alas! too soon, him councils; for within my recollection no man in Cato, "he was always first at the Senate and who had so lately been his colleague. The either branch of Congress from that State has went out last."
mournful accents of eulogy pronounced in this ever proved faithless to liberty, or has ever had Mr. Foot bore a prominent part in all our Chamber upon the illustrious Collamer had the stain of dishonor or venality upon his gar- legislation during the war for the Union, and scarcely died away before we were called upon ments.
his influence and vote were always given to the to follow to the grave his companion, adviser, It is in the Green Mountain State that there most energetic measures, and those best calcu- friend, so long associated with him in the seris to be found the type of the truest democracy, || lated to strengthen the hands of the Govern- vice of the country. resting upon the immutable basis of universal | ment in its gigantic task of saving the country. These two great American Senators, both intelligence and publie virtue. In no State can To the Administration of Mr. Lincoln he gave alike eminent for their Christian virtues, their be found a loftier patriotism, a more ardent love a warm and even an enthusiastic support. I eminent statesmanship, their devoted patriotof liberty, and a more undying hatred of slavery || had occasion to know of the strength of his || ism, their long and nseful public services, and than among the constituents of the late distin- attachment to that distinguished man, and to their unsullied integrity, have passed away, and guished Senator from Vermont. When mad- know how gratefully his friendship was recipro- the places on earth that have known them will dened treason raised its parricidal hand to tear cated. Mr. Lincoln had not, in the whole know them no more forever. They have gone, down the fabric of our Government, and the length and breadth of the land, a more earnest but they have left to the country the richest torch of civil war was lighted, the people of no and sincere friend; and no man stood by him, | legacy in the recollection of their well-spent State rallied with greater alacrity and enthu- through all the perils and difficulties of his and honored lives. siasm than the people of the State of Vermont. Administration, with more unflinching devoHer brave and hardy sons filled all her high- tion; and the people of Illinois will cherish this Mr. DAWSON. I rise, Mr. Speaker, to ways and by-ways; they came forth from her remembrance with gratitude.
second the resolution of the gentleman from hills and valleys, and from all the gorges of
And when the time came for the represent- Vermont. her ever-green mountains, and marched with atives of a great and heartstricken people to In the discharge of public duty the paths of the rapidity of the eagle to the defense of their pay the last tribute of respect and affection to the Senator and the Representative of neces. imperiled country, and to vindicate the honor the memory of their martyr President, it was sity lie measurably apart. Most of Mr. Foor's and the glory and the unity of the Republic. fitting and proper that Mr. Foot, the Pater Sen- | political convictions were not mine. With
I say, sir, to have been honored and trusted atus, should, as the chairman of the joint com- such obstacles in the way of intimate relations, by such a people to the extent that Mr. Foot mittee of the two Houses, be charged with the either private or official, I cannot, of course, was honored and trusted, is one of the highest management of the proceedings. Profoundly reveal those finer and higher qualities of his compliments that could have been paid to a anxious that the ceremonies should be worthy nature, which great spirits like his never parade public man. As has been stated, he entered the august occasion, he entered on his duties before the world, and display only upon imthe Senate in 1850, and being twice reëlected, with zeal and enthusiasm.
pulse to the most sincere and affectionate of served continuously till the time of bis death He devoted himself with untiring energy to friends. But I know of him what all men knew Hence, he served through the most exciting the accomplishment of the purpose.
of him, and I esteem it a privilege, which any and turbulent period of our whole legislative | understood better than he did what belonged | just man might seek, to add my voice to the history, and was a participant in the revolution- to such an occasion, and he gave his personal | universal exclamations of sorrow which his ary scenes which, to the philosophic observer, || attention to all the details and saw for himself death has wrung from every part of the land. were the omens of that terrible civil war that that nothing which was necessary to be done It is unnecessary to repeat here Mr. Foot's bas drenched our country in blood. I saw him was left undone. The day was cold, stormy, | long and arduous services in public place. in the Senate in the Thirty-Third Congress, one cheerless. At an early hour Mr. Foor's duties The country is familiar with his record. It of the little band of courageous and patriotic | commenced. The crowd was great and the is enough that his own State kept him so long men who resisted with unsurpassed ability and pressure for admittance was tremendous, and in the Senate that at the close of his life he eloquence the repeal of the Missouri compro
he had to exert himself to the utmost to see was regarded as the father of the body--the mise.
that order was preserved and that the arrange- oldest of all in continuous service. He mingled I saw him when the slaveholders, in the ments were properly carried out. And all who in those debates of the Senate which the compride and insolence of their power, undertook were present know how admirably and satis- mon judgment of mankind assigns a place to crush out" in the Senate every aspiration factorily everything passed off
beside the grandest specimens of classic orafor liberty and every noble and elevated senti- Though it was my fortune to be associated tory, when they were conducted by statesmen ment of freedom; when treason, upheld by a pertidious and treacherous Executive, stalked
all the credit of the successful management of Fox. through the Senate Hall with brazen impu- the ceremonies belonged to him. After the He sat under the impetuous eloquence of dence, and when the galleries howled their proceedings were over, exhausted and over- Clay, the terse and severe logic of Calhoun, applause of traitors. Undaunted and undis- come with fatigue, Mr. Foot went to his lodg.. the rich and luminous periods of Webster. He mayed, while all the political elements were
ings, and that night was attacked with the was there amid those portentous scenes which in a manner becoming an American Senator, lashed into fury around him, he bore himself
disease which terminated his life. I saw him preceded the late civil war, when all hearts
at his rooms two days after he was taken sick, were oppressed with the deep dread of coming and courageously vindicated his own opinions ll and he then believed himself so far recovered il disaster, when the friends of free institutions
in the Old World, and many in the New, feared The grave Senator ever with emotion and pride Mr. MORRILL. Mr. Speaker, never before that the American Union was crumbling into spoke of the rural town of Cornwall, Vermont, ll in the history of our Government has a State fragments It was the mightiest conflict that where he was born. Its population is not a been called upon to mourn the loss of both its ever shook the earth. He saw from that high || thousand souls, and less than at the begin- Senators at a single session of Congress. Vertheater as well of contention as of observa- ning of this century, yet has the distinguishing mont weeps, for her Senators are not. Only vation the rise, career, and downfall of several honor, in addition to an intelligent yeomanry,
a few days since and our tributes of sorrow political parties. Of such long experience, that of furnishing thirty-six educated clergy- bedewed the grave and wreathed the memory of full of years and full of honors, wise and pru- men, eighteen lawyers, twenty-three physicians, || greatly respected Senator Collamer, whose undent, pure and upright, brave but philosophic, and fourteen professional teachers. Its town blemished career had conferred honor, not only surely Solomon Foot was the Nestor among institutions were the church, the lyceum, and upon his State, but upon our whole country. his official peers.
the school. In the church young Solomon | Then the Senator whose decease we now mourn Few men's opinions were ever sought with was baptized ; at the lyceum he spoke to give spoke, in unbroken health and strength, of the more respect or received with more reverence promise of future eminence; and the school he life and many virtues of his late illustrious assothan his. In the midst of a revolution second left to become a teacher and college graduate, ciate in terms of great fullness and rare beauty; only to the “reign of terror” which drenched later tutor, and founder and head of an institu- but how remote from him was the suspicion France with blood, and filled her beautiful tion of learning. He honored the vocation of that in so brief a time his survivors would be cities and gardens with the graves of her people, || the schoolmaster and never wearied in giving | called upon to delineate his own character, his when all our fiercest passions were aroused, this humble profession credit for its devotion || private worth and public services, not less conhis counsels to the ends of moderation and jus- to a refined civilization and the general welfare. spicuous, and though much unlike, moving in tice, soothing and subduing the vengeful feel, With truly American simplicity he taught our orbits widely apart, equally meritorious. Selings of the time, fell like the voice of that “old | youth self-reliance, and for himself
, who owed dom has any State been represented by the man eloquent” 'under the gates of Troy. nothing to wealth, the partiality of friends, or same Senators for so long a time, and still more
Though he was gifted with remarkable firm- the issue of campaigns, he regarded it as fortu- seldom so fittingly represented by those of so ness of purpose, and his mind had a sort of nate that he was called in discipline to tread much eminence and unquestioned integrity Roman vigor, he was eminently a good and the hard, rough paths of life. He was proud and ability. eminently a mild man. It may be said that he of his origin; and that filial affection of a My colleague [Mr. WOODBRIDGE) has so hapcombined the modesty of a woman with the fatherless boy for a doting and devoted mother | pily and eloquently portrayed the history of constant integrity of Cato. Of Mr. Foot's
was an augury of future fidelity and devotion Senator Foot, while others have so generously moral character I need only say that it was to the national weal most fortunately realized | acknowledged his worth, that little more rewithout and above reproach. He was fearless in more than a quarter of a century of service, | mains for me to contribute.
Like many men and determined in the assertion of a right, but | and ending with one of the most glorious trib- who have risen to distinction in after life, (to he was equally careful of the rights of others. utes on record to the worth of parental instruc- copy his own language applied to another,) No lure and no force could seduce or drive him tion and the reality and value of the Christian "he owed nothing at all to the factitious aids to the perpetration of that which he knew to be religion.
or the accidental circumstances of birth or forwrong. He had that judicial cast of mind As husband and father he was doting and tune or family patronage.' Having lost his which constrains its possessor to analyze thor- beloved ; a scholar without pedantry; a gen- father at the early age of seven years, he was oughly with patience and perseverance what | tleman free from the arts of the courtier; brave indebted to an excellent and pious mother for ever is submitted for decision, and to eliminate in action without bravado; matchless in vol- his early training and instruction, and for the with unerring precision all the elements of evil. ume and sweetness of voice; persuasive in elo- foundation of those high-toned principles of If he had not been a great Senator he would quence, yet abstemious in speech ; genial as a honor and integrity which always guided him have been a great judge.
companion, unwavering in friendship; in society as a private citizen and distinguished him as a The circumstances of Mr. Foot's departure “Pliant as reeds where streams of freedom glide;." public man. Not born to affluence, he was from this life were of too sacred and hallowed A Senator and statesman,
while yet a boy taught the lesson of earning his a nature to be detailed here. Conscious that
"Firm as the hills to stem oppression's tide."
bread by the sweat of his brow. An incident dissolution was rapidly approaching he showed
Wheeling in eddies on life's stream, he could
at this time shows that his ambition had early the high qualities of his character in the relinot prevent the gaze of the multitude, and ever
been touched by the ethereal fire. gious fervor and the steadlast hope which grew warmer and stronger as he died. To the very and justice, his noble heart was so moved that in the presence of the claims of honor, mercy,
A man with whom he lived for a short time,
when about fourteen years of age, sent him with latest moment he shed upon all who entered this is its fitting accord and representation :
a team to "drag" in some seed sown the prehis presence the inspirations of a large and
"His life was gentle, and the elements
vious day. Along in the middle of the forenoon enlightened soul.
So mixed in him, that Nature might stand up
the team was discovered without a driver, and The last parting glance of the expiring Sen- And say to all the world, this was a man!" the work accomplished appeared very inconator was turned to the dome of this Capitol. Bereaved and gallant people of Vermont, | siderable. At last young Foot was found in a He begged to be lifted that he might see it once millions are in mourning with you to-day. Mem- corner of the fence lying flat on the grass. To .more-the scene of his long labors, the spot orable in history and conspicuous by the ser- the question as to what he was doing there he where he had well earned the veneration of his vice of your public servants, it has been your replied, " I am thinking what I shall say when countrymen—and then closed his eyes on the fortune to furnish a noble exemplar for the I get to be a member of Congress." Thus earth forever. It was the exhibition of the nation, reflecting in character the grandeur of the child is the father of the man. same patriotic fervor so eloquently expressed your ever-green mountains and the clear waters of these field thoughts ever found utterance in by Webster in his reply to Hayne. He rejoiced | distilled in the rugged cliffs by the purity and Congress, they had not to wait much longer to see that the flag was still there, “ full high || beneficence of his memorable life now ended. than those said to have been conceived in the advanced," the emblem of our nationality and In the shadow of the shaft of the purest early morning on the ramparts of Quebec, and the Union of the States.
marble which will be reared to commemorate which many years after embellished one of the Mr. Foot has gone to his grave in the same his virtues in the chosen place of his burial, most memorable speeches of Daniel Webster. soil with that other pure and honored Senator he shall sleep with more than the honors of While yet a young man, Mr. Foot often repof Vermont who preceded him but a few months. a martial hero, for here he met a mightier resented Rutland, the place of his residence, It is said that amid the mighty mountains than earth's mailed soldier, the “ king of ter- in the Legislature of Vermont, and nearly as freedom loves to rear her brave and sturdy | rors," and with a smile. With a premonition often was made Speaker of the House of Repchildren. But no mountains on the globe, not of an early dissolution, he was raised from his resentatives; and here he first displayed his even those of Scotland which overlook the grave pillow to gaze once more upon this Capitol, and extraordinary aptitude for the discharge of the of Bruce, or those of Switzerland which cast then, with mortal vision ended, to behold in duties of a presiding officer over a legislative their shadows over that of William Tell, have its brightness the city of the living God, the assembly. This faculty was soon discovered ever kept sentry over the tombs of two nobler home of the ransomed soul.
and early recognized in the Senate of the Unimen or hardier patriots than do the Green Mr. Speaker, the effort to enforce the lessons ted States, where he was repeatedly elecied to mountains of Vermont.
of such a life illumined by divine smiles would the office of President pro tempore, and where be almost a profane attempt.
It has more he was perhaps more frequently called to the Mr. GRINNELL. Mr. Speaker, the words than the award of the gods. Sol crescentes duties of the chair than any other Senator. It of affection are few, and only those shall I utter. decedens duplicat umbras, and by so far as is just to say that much of the dignity ascribed
It is a pleasing reflection that my early years eternity is unmeasured by time, will his setting as well as properly pertaining to that branch were spent near the mountain home of the sun add to the lengthened shadows. I would of Congress may be credited, for the last fifteen lamented Senator. He gave me assurance of accept it as a high honor to have recognized || years, to Senator Foot's high example of dehis friendship, and that he cherished the mem- the proffer of the service, which I would make, corum, order, and thorough knowledge of parory of my dearest deceased kindred furnishes me | by the thousands in the West who claim pater || liamentary routine. He dispatched business an occasion to pay a brief and sorrowful tribute nity with the sons of the mountains who have with admirable promptness, with equal fairness to his character and virtues.
left the old house-tree, in being their honored and grace; and he held at all times both SenThat biography which follows the eulogistic | servant in bearing the flowers of affection from ate and the galleries under complete control sketches in the forum will place the deceased the prairies, the valley, and the mountains, by his commanding presence and his most unin the front rank of our truly Americanized moistened with their tears in memory of a friend mistakable emphasis. His call to order, like gentlemen and statesman, the measure of whose who now sleeps in sepulture among the people the sound of a trumpet, was heard and heeded. success should be unseparated from the asso- whom he faithfully served, and by whom he From his decisions of parliamentary law there ciations and means by which it was attained. was so ardently loved.
was no appeal asked or desired. His dignified
bearing and urbanity during his service in the As chairman of the Committee on Public || ing neglect or actual injury. Opponents never chair, as well as in the faithful discharge of all Buildings he had for a long period taken a found his tongue lubricated by the serpent's other senatorial duties, his massive features | deep interest in the work of the Capitol exten- poison, nor did friends ever find themselves and courtly manners, will cause him to be asso- sion. His ideas were liberal - coextensive * damned by faint praise," for he was lukeciated with and long remembered as a promi- with the grandeur of the nation-and he would warm in nothing, but distributed praise and nent figure--a representative man-of the Sen- build well and for all time. He felt a pride in blame openly, manfully, and with a most reate of the United States. He will also be the splendors of the structure, fondly contem- freshing unction. For his friends he was ready remembered as one of the last of those who plated the time of its completion in all its to make any sacrifices, and he obeyed their entered the field of statesmen while the great parts, when all the vacant niches as well as behests with a cordial alacrity never to be formen of the last generation-Webster, Clay, and the old Hall of the House of Representatives | gotten by those whom his position, official or Calhoun-yet lingered on the stage.
should be filled with the statues of our fathers, other, enabled him to assist. Our volunteer His speeches while in this House on the when the surrounding grounds should be en- soldiers and officers, so suddenly called from Mexican war, in 1846 and 1847, were able and larged, and believed in the end the world would industrial avocations to put down the great fearless expositions of its origin and character, not be able to show Government buildings and rebellion, received his homage and tenderest and received the hearty approval of a large grounds more imposing or so appropriately | solicitude. Of these he felt that the dead were proportion of the northern people. In the magnificent. It was the Capitol of a nation of all martyrs, the living all heroes, and his gratSenate not all of his speeches have been reported | freemen! What wonder, then, that he should itude was unbounded. In his own State no pubin the Globe; certainly one of his best never in his last hour close the drama by wishing to lic man ever possessed more of the affection of appeared, for the reason that he retained the be so raised in his bed that his eyes might once the people, as was sufficiently shown by his report for revision until it was too late to be more behold the rays of the morning sun glit- | almost unanimous election by the Vermont inserted. His patriotism infolded his whole | tering upon the majestic dome and illumining Legislature for a third term to the Senate of country, and bidding defiance to all party ties, those Halls wherein he had long been so noted the United States. He always met his colwhen the honor and glory of his country seemed an actor.
leagues with the most cordial salutations; no imperiled, he roused all the energies of his • He was a modest man and obeyed the Gos- ill-wind ever rippled over the surface of their impassioned nature and rushed to the rescue.
not to think of himself more intercourse, and the most genial and affectionThis temper appeared in his speech, in 1856, on highly than he ought to think," and esteemed ate relations were maintained up to the latest the Central American question, when England others' better than himself. Few men who moments of his life. His loss to his family is exhibited her traditionary ambition for univer- spoke so well have been able to content them- irreparable, and so profound is their grief as sal empire, by her pretensions connected with selves with speaking so unfrequently. He to find no solace save in the contemplation of Honduras. He said:
always appeared to underrate his own perform- the sublimity of the dying Senator's Christian "Standing in opposition as I do te the present ances, and never, I believe, circulated any of faith. The last utterances of great men are national Administration; differing from it as I do his speeches in pamphlet form, but he was gen- often treasured up and serve to prove the most widely and radically upon almost every question erous and hearty in his appreciation and cir- strength of some ruling, possibly petty, passion of domestic policy, I am the more happy in being able to accord to it the tribute, worthless though it may be, culation of those made by others.
of the deceased, but rarely have the last words of my sincere and entire approval of the position it He was a man of courage. When he served of any man been so fit to be reported to the has taken upon this question. However we may be in this House, belonging to the old Whig party, | world, or such as to be more likely to be fordivided among ourselves, however we may contend and wrangle upon questions of domestic interest and
the great radical abolitionist from the Ohio ever engraven on the hearts of his friends, than of local policy, yet, when it comes to a question with
Ashtabula district was also a member. Anti- those of the lamented Senator Foot. Without a foreign Power, wherein our national honor and our slavery sentiments in those days found little pational interest are concerned, as in the present
an enemy in the world, loving God and glowinstance, let us exhibit to the world the beautiful and
favor anywhere, and here encountered fiercest ing with affection for all, and especially for sublime spectacle of a great, a united, a harmonious hate and frequent violence on the part of those who visited him in his last hours, with people; a people having one mind, one heart, and one slaveholding Representatives. Mr. Giddings eyes still beaming with all their wonted brilpurpose.'
once told me that upon one occasion, when he || liancy; his unimpassioned words, so clearly Among the speeches reported, that upon the had uttered some unwelcome truth about the articulated, so lovingly tendered, were well Kansas constitution, better known as the “Le- institution of barbarous memory, one of these calculated to touch every heart by their woncompton Swindle,'' was one of his best, and of chivalric Representatives rushed toward him derful pathos. marked excellence. The plot to force a pro- evidently bent on mischief, and that Foot at Honored Senator! true patriot! faithful slavery constitution upon a free people was once sprang to his side ready to meet the friend ! farewell! shown up with all its revolting features. Not aggressor. The promptness of this action and a frequent speaker in the Senate, he was yet the firm port of Mr. Foot awed the would be The resolution was adopted; and the House always listened to with attention when he did assassin and he retired to his seat. Nobody, | accordingly (at four o'clock and forty minutes speak upon any subject; and upon those sub- said Mr. Giddings, could doubt the meaning | p. m.) adjourned. jects immediately confided to his charge he of the one or the other. possessed its entire confidence. His recent The delicate as well as difficult duty of
PETITIONS, ETC. eulogy upon his deceased colleague was not making up of the various committees of the
The following petitions, &c., were presented under only worthy of the occasion, but was a good || Senate frequently fell to his lot, and it was the rule and referred to the appropriate committees; specimen of the Senator's matter and manner, always performed with great discretion and
By Mr. BAXTER: The petition of H. Miller, and
40 others, citizens of Westfield, Orleans county, Verand when delivered awakened responsive chords fairness. Here his modesty was apparent, for mont, praying for an increased duty on foreign wool. in the hearts of all hearers by its impressive | he never so carved as to leave the choicest Also, the petition of Stephen L. Leavitt, and 39 eloquence and chastened beauty. parts to himself.
others, citizens of Albany, Orleans county, Vermont,
praying for an increased duty on wool. As a public speaker before a public audi- Mr. Foot was industrious, methodical, punc- Also, the memorial of P. T. Lunt, and 9 others, ence Mr. Foot occupied no mean rank. His tual to all appointments, and never postponed of
Burlington, Vermont, asking relief from unreasonnoble figure and full-toned voiee at once the work of to-day for the greater leisure of
able taxation on iron manufactures.
By Mr. DARLING: The petition of brewers, for arrested attention. Never begrudging pre
to-morrow. Whatever he aimed to do, he reduction in duty on barley imported from Canada. liminary preparation, his speeches were clear, aimed to do well. He was proud of Vermont, By Mr. DAVIS: The petition of John Crause, Jayforeible, and well-sustained to the end. His loved her history, and wore her honors wor
cox Grier, and 70 others, citizens of Onondagacounty,
New York, asking legislation to regulate inter-Stato style never lacked elevation, and without being thily. But he was not too proud to labor for the insurance. ornate, was affluent and scholarly. Though humblest of his constituents, and by his labors By Mr. DONNELLY: The petition of certain
citizens of the State of Minnesota, asking for an inadmirable in temper, he could yet employ he added luster to his State and honor to the
crease of the tariff upon wool. invective at times with crushing effeet, and nation.
By Mr. DRIGGS: The petition of Hon. N. B. Braddeclaimed with the daring impetuosity of a mas
If it be that God loves those who are ready ley, and 55 others, citizens of Bay City, Michigan, for ter who felt able to both ride and guide the storm for His coming “in such an hour as ye think
a law regulating insurance in the States.
By Mr. FARQUHAR: The petition of John W. he was creating. But his great strength lay in not,'' or those He takes while yet in the full
Keely, and others, of Brookville, Indiana, praying bis absolute earnestness. His voice gave forth | enjoyment of all their strength and hopes, with the enactment of just and equal laws for the regula
tion of inter-State insurances of all kinds. no uncertain sound. No man ever heard him mind and reputation as well as faith in the
By Mr. GARFIELD: The petition of Cleveland speak and went away in doubt as to his mean- grace of God undimmed, then was Senator
and Mahoning railroad, and citizens of Pittsburg. ing or as to which side of the argument he had Foor fortunate as he was happy in the time asking Congress to restore the right to build that espoused. Having satisfied his own judgment of his death. Life was at its acme, and he
portion of the Cleveland and Mahoning railroad
within the State of Pennsylvania, which right had that he was right, he embarked his whole soul filled as large a space in the world as his high- been taken away by legislation of the State of Pennand strained every nerve in the effort to bring est ambition had ever coveted. He had not sylvania, thus impairing vested rights of the citizens
of the State of Ohio. his audience to the same conclusions with him- tired himself, nor was the world tired by his
Also, the petition of J. H. Chamberlain, and 171 self. He was both sincere and positive, and presence, but he seemed to see, as with a
others, citizens of Mahoning county, Ohio, praying utterly incapable of guile or double-dealing. heavenly vision, a welcome awaiting him in for an increased protective tariff.. His integrity, moral and political, was as firmly the new world to which he was hastening, and Schuster county, New York, for additional duties fixed as the mountains beneath whose shadow exclaimed, "I see it! I see it! The gates
upon foreign wools. he was born, and there was never any doubt are wide open! Beautiful! Beautiful!'
By Mr. HUBBELL, of Ohio: The petition of Noror speculation upon any question as to where Senator Foot was prceminently a large
man Penfut, and 77 others, citizens and wool-growers
of Delaware county, Ohio, praying for increased duhe would be found. When he spoke, there- hearted man, nursing no ill-natured jealousies ties on foreign wools. fore, he brought to bear, not only cogent argu- in himself nor in others; far less did he in- Also, the petion of D. II. Peters, and 62 others, citi,
zeng of Delaware county, Obio, praying for increased ment, but the influence of a true man, the dulge in any malice, and was the readiest man
duties on foreign wools. weight of an experienced legislator.
I have ever known to forget and forgive a seem- Also, the potition of John Johnson, and 30 others,
to the same.
citizens and wool-growers of Union county, Ohio, Mr. DOOLITTLE. I desire to present a naval service for the year ending 30th June, 1867, bavpraying for increased duties upon foreign wools.
joint resolution of the Legislature of Wiscon- ing met, after free and full conference have agreed By Mr. INGERSOLL: The petition of citizens of Stark county, Illinois, for a tax on dogs. sin, instructing the Senators and requesting the
to recommend, and do recommend, to their respective
Houses as follows: Also, the petition of citizens of Stark county, Illi- members of Congress from that State to pro- That the House of Representatives reçedo from bois, for an increased duty on foreign wool. cure the necessary legislation to change the route
their disagreement to the amendinents of the Senate By Mr. LAWRENCE, of Ohio: Three petitions of soldiers of Logan, Auglaise, and Darke counties, in of a land-grant railroad from Portage to Supe
numbered one, five, six, ten, and eleven, and agreo Ohio, in favor of an equalization of bounties. rior. I present, also, another joint resolution That the Senate recede from their fourth amend
By Mr. LYNCH: The petition of trustees of Gorham Seminary, for grant of land to aid in providing of the Legislature of Wisconsin, in favor of a
That the Senate recede from their disagreement to for the education of children of soldiers and sailors grant of land to aid in the construction of the
the amendment of the House to the third amendment who have died or become disabled in the service of section of the Portage and Superior railroad of the Senate, and agree to the same. the country. By Mr. MORRIS: The petition of J. S. Beecher, from Fond du Lac to Ripon. I ask to have
That the House recede from their disagreement to
the seventh amendment of the Senate and agree to Esq., and a large number of others, asking for an these resolutions printed and referred to the
the same with an amendments as follows: strike out increase of duty on foreign wool.
Committee on Public Lands. I desire to call all of said amendment, and also the clause of the bill By Mr. MOULTON: The petition of the United
the attention of the members of the Committee to which it was attached, and insert the following in States assessor of the tenth district of Illinois, pray
lieu thereof: ing for increased compensation for services. on Public Lands to the subject. As the land
For the preservation and necessary repairs of the By Mr. ROLLINS: The petition of J. B. Walker, grant bill for the State of Wisconsin passed property of the United States at the Pensacola pavyand others, officers of the New Hampshire Savings Bank, in Concord, praying that all savings instituCongress it designated alternatively three or
yard, $50,000, or so much thereofas may be necessary.
That the Senate agree to so much of the amendment tions having no capital stock, &c., be released from four different points of departure, and that led
of the House to the eighth amendment of the Senate the tax of five per cent. now imposed upon their to some difficulties in our State in disposing of as proposes to strike out of said amendment the foldividends. By Mr. SCOFIELD: The petition of the memthe grant by the Legislature. The Legislature,
lowing words: "the same as those rates received at
Boston, New York, and Washington," and agree to bers of the bar of Clearfield county, Pennsylvania, || however, have passed a law disposing of the
the matter proposed to be inserted by the House, and asking that the pay of United States district judges | grant, but in order to carry into effect the action the House agree to the same as so moditied. be increased. By Mr. WARD: The petition of G. W. Frank, C. of our Legislature it is necessary that Congress
That the House recede from so much oftheir amend
ment to the ninth amendment of the Senate as proW. Bailey, and others, prominent citizens of Wyo- should grant them the privilege of making a poses to strike out the second clause of said amendming county, New York, in favor ofincreasing the duty deviation from the straight line. I call the ment; and that the Senate agree to so much of the on wool. By Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois: The petition attention of the gentlemen of the Committee
amendment of the House to said Senate amendment of a large number of Illinois volunteer soldiers, on Public Lands to these resolutions, and hope || in the fourth clause of said amendment.
as proposes to strike out the words, "foundery and," favor of an equalization of bounties.
that we shall get an early and favorable report That the Senate recede from their disagreement to By Mr. WENTWORTH: The petition of citizens of Chicago, and others, for legislation respecting on the subject.
the amendment of the House to the twelfth amend
ment of the Senate and agree to the same. inter-State insurances.
The resolutions were referred to the Com
That the House recede from their amendment to the By Mr. WILLIAMS: The memorial of wool-grow- mittee on Public Lands, and ordered to be sixth section of the bill in the following words: "if ers of Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, praying for printed.
approved by the Secretary of the Navy. an increase of duty on foreign wools.
JAMES W. GRIMES,
E. D. MORGAN,
THOMAS A. HENDRICKS, just and equal laws for the regulation of inter
Managers on the part of the Senate,
N. P. BANKS.
J. F. FARNSWORTH, Prayer by Rev. Richard S. JAMES, of New referred to the Committee on Commerce.
CHARLES E. PHELPS, Jersey. Mr. NYE presented the petition of George
Managers on the part of the House. The Journal of yesterday was read and E. Payne, of the parish of St. Charles, Louis- Mr. GRIMES. I will state to the Senate that approved.
iana, praying for compensation for losses sus- the bill as agreed upon by the committees of EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS.
tained in the occupation and damage of his conference is substantially as it passed the SenThe PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before plantation by United States officers, and pay
ate, with the exception oftwo particulars. These the Senate a communication from the Secrefor property taken by troops under the com
are, first, an appropriation of $5,000 that was tary of the Treasury, transmitting, in answer to
mand of General Butler; which was referred inserted by the House of Representatives, at
to the Committee on Claims. a resolution of the Senate of the 3d instant,
the instance of the Navy Department, for the information in relation to the appointment of
He also presented the petition of William purpose of testing petroleum as a fuel, to which persons to office in that Department without
H. Allen, late colonel of the first and one hun- the committee of conference on the part of the taking the oath prescribed by law; which, on
dred and forty-fifth regiments of New York vol- Senate agree; and the otheris the fourth amendmotion of Mr. SUMNER, was ordered to lie on
unteers, praying for the payment of expenses ment of the Senate, in regard to the purchase the table, and be printed.
incurred by him in raising those regiments, of Oakman & Eldridge's wharves, at CharlesThe PRESIDENT pro tempore also laid
and for compensation for services while in town, Massachusetts, for which the Senate probefore the Senate a message from the Presicommand of the latter; which was referred to
posed to pay the sum of $105,000. From this dent of the United States, transmitting, in com
the Committee on Military Affairs and the amendment the committee of conference have
Militia. pliance with a resolution of the Senate of the
recommended the Senate to recede. I desire
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 27th ultimo, a report of the Secretary of State
to say in justice to myself and my colleagues on in relation to the seizure and detention at New Mr. CLARK, from the Committee on Claims, ll the committee, that we were unanimous in the York of the steamship Meteor; which was to whom was referred the petition of Mrs. conviction that the public interests really require ordered to lie on the table, and be printed. Catharine Ferguson, praying for compensation that this purchase should be made. For myself
for injuries occasioned to her son, John Fer- I may say that I have not only examined the PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS.
guson, on the 18th of November, 1863, in subject so far as it could be examined here in The PRESIDENT pro tempore presented a Alexandria, Virginia, by being run over by a the Senate upon several former occasions, but memorial of the Legislature of Wisconsin, ask- United States military train, submitted an I have personally examined the ground. Iconing Congress to assent to the route of the land
adverse report thereon ; which was ordered to cur fully in the statement that was made the grant railroad from Portage to Bayfield, and be printed.
other day by the Senator from Kentucky [Mr. thence to Superior; which was referred to the Mr. POMEROY, from the Committee on GUTHRIE] and by the Senator from Maine, (Mr. Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be Public Lands, to whom was referred a bill (S. | FESSENDEN,] that the purchase ought to be printed.
No. 223) to revive and extend the provisions made. Such is the opinion of the Secretary of He also presented a memorial of the Legislature of Wisconsin, asking Congress for a
of an act granting the right of way and making | the Navy, the chief of the Bureau of Yards and
a grant of land to the States of Arkansas and Docks, and of every Navy officer, so far as I grant of lands to aid in the construction of so Missouri to aid in the construction of a railroad know or am informed, who has been stationed much of the Portage and Superior railroad as from a point upon the Mississippi opposite the at the Charlestown navy-yard during the last five extends from Fond du Lac to Ripon, in that mouth of the Ohio river, via Little Rock, to years. The eminent officer now in command State; which was referred to the Committee the Texas boundary, near Fulton, in Arkansas, of that yard is very decided and emphatic on on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. with branches to Fort Smith and the Mississippi | this behalf, and has never hesitated in expressHe also presented a memorial of the Legis
. river, approved February 19, 1853, and for other ing his conviction that the best interests of the lature of Wisconsin, for the establishment of a
purposes, reported it with an amendment. service require that the purchase be at once mail route from Sumner Post Office to Menom- Mr. KIRKWOOD, from the Committee on made. onee, in that State; which was referred to Public Lands, to whom was referred a bill (H. I believe that if an attempt shall be made to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, | R. No. 85) for the disposal of the public lands | improve the yard, as it is proposed by those and ordered to be printed.
for homestead actual settlement in the States who oppose this purchase that it shall be imMr. NORTON presented a memorial of cit- of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, || proved, by building wharves out at the lower izens of Mankato, Minnesota, praying for the and Florida, reported it with amendments. end of the ground now owned by the Govern. enactment of just and equal laws for the reg- Mr. NORTON, from the Committee on ment, which is near the delta created by the ulation of inter-State insurances of all kinds ; || Claims, to whom was referred a bill (S. No,
confluence of the waters of the Mystic and which was referred to the Committee on Com- 149) for the relief of Daniel Winslow, reported Charles rivers, it will have a tendency to demerce. it without amendment.
stroy the harbor of Boston; and not only that, Mr. DOOLITTLE presented a petition of
NAVAL APPROPRIATION BILL.
but it will cause the sediment to settle above citizens of Spring Prairie, Wisconsin, praying for an increase of the duty on foreign wools;
Mr. GRIMES submitted the following report: || ing or wharves we now have. But from the
those wharves, and destroy the only good landwhich was referred to the Committee on Fi
The committee of conference on the disagreeing | fact that a portion of the people of Charlestown
the committee on the part of the House of Rep- || and to insert the words “hereafter printed;' sional Globe there at that time became evident, resentatives, at the head of whom was the so that the section will read:
and I think the same necessity exists in all the immediate representative of that locality, were That in addition to the books and documents none Territories. If there is any officer of the Gov. unwilling to agree to it, the Senate committee required by law to be furnished to the district judges ernment who needs a copy of the Congressional thought that it was better not to jeopardize the
and the judges of tho territorial courts of the United
Globe it seems to me it is the judge of the passage of this bill on account of this purchase of postage, to each of them one copy of the Congres
United States district court or of a court of a alone. All I have to say now is, that so far as sional Globe hereafter printed.
Territory, because in the interpretation of the I am concerned, if the people of Charlestown, Mr. FESSENDEN. I should like to hear laws passed by Congress it is necessary and or of Massachusetts, are not disposed to allow some explanation of this bill.
advisable to refer to the debates which were the Government to own the ground that it is Mr. ANTHONY. I will explain it. It is a || had at the time the laws were passed. I think necessary for it to have in order to carry on the bill to distribute to the district judges and judges the judge shonld be furnished with a copy so publie business, and to establish such a yard as of the territorial courts a copy of the Congres- that he can have it as a part of his library. The the necessities of a great commercial and mar- sional Globe to be kept among the books and practice has been heretofore to send to these itime nation require, I shall be willing, and papers of their offices.
territorial judges large boxes of public docsball recommend to the Senate, upon some Mr. FESSENDEN. Why should that be uments, executive documents, Senate docufuture occasion, to remove the yard, to dispose | done?
ments, and House documents that are of little of the property there, and to establish a yard Mr. ANTHONY. So that the judges in or no value to him. One copy of the Conat some point where we can get the necessary administering the laws may have all the light gressional Globe would be of more value to a facilities.
that may be thrown upon them by the debates judge of a court than all the other public docThe report was concurred in.
in Congress. It seems to me there is no uments that are sent to him relating to the proBILLS INTRODUCED. class
ceedings of Congress. I know from my own
Mr. SHERMAN. I will ask my friend if the experience that a copy of the Congressional Mr. MORRILL asked, and by unanimous
Delegates from the Territories do not get their Globe will be of value to a judge in a Terriconsent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. portion of the Congressional Globe.
tory, and I hope that the bill will be adopted. No. 264) to grant certain privileges to the Alex- Mr. ANTHONY.
It certainly will not involve any considerable andria and Wasbington Railroad Company, Mr. SHERMAN. That is generally a very in the District of Columbia ; which was read | large number in proportion to their population.
expense, and I am sure it will be a great con
venience to those who have the laws to admintwice by its title, and referred to the Committee Mr. ANTHONY. This is not merely for ister. on the District of Columbia.
the territorial judges, but for the district judges. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The quesHe also asked, and by unanimous consent
The district judges have not, by any provision | tion is on the amendment of the Committee on obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 265)
of law, in the libraries belonging to them the || Printing to strike out the first section of the to protect the manufacturers of mineral waters
Congressional Globe. The bill originally as it bill. in the District of Columbia, and for other pur; was referred to the committee provided for the The amendment was agreed to. poses; which was read twice by its title, and furnishing to these judges a copy of all the The next amendment of the committee was referred to the Committee on the District of
books and documents of a general nature Columbia.
in section two, line one, to strike out the words printed by Congress; but the committee have Mr. ANTHONY asked, and by unanimous
"and documents ;'' so that the section will read: amended it by restricting it to the Congresconsent obtained, leave to introduce joint reso
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That said books sional Globe.
shall be the property of the United States, for the lution (S. R. No. 63) to authorize the Secretary Mr. FESSENDEN. I do not see what is use of said judges and their successors. of the Interior to exchange or dispose of cer- the use of giving them that.
Mr. FESSENDEN. I do not see any more tain odd volumes of congressional documents, Mr. ANTHONY. I do not see of what use propriety in furnishing the Congressional Globe and other odd volumes; which was read twice the Congressional Globe is to anybody, if it is to the district judges than I do of furnishing by its title, and referred to the Committee on
not of use to the judges of the courts ; and any law-book. They usually purchase their Printing.
as the Congressional Globe has been printed own libraries, and they can very easily purAPPROVAL OF BILLS.
lately, as I understand, with a number of chase the Globes--there are plenty of them in A message from the President of the United || speeches omitted and others altered, I do not the States-at a small expense if they want States, by Mr. MOORE, his Secretary, announced
know that there is a great deal of use in print- them. This idea of furnishing libraries, or that the President had approved and signed on
ing it at all. But if it is of use to anybody it I giving books of any kind to the district judges, the 10th instant the following acts: is of use to the judges.
it strikes me is the beginning of a system-I do An act (S. No. 105) to grant the right of way
Mr. CONNESS. The Congressional Globe not suppose it would amount to much now to the Cascade Railroad Company through a
is an accessible book. There are a great many that may be abused and that ought not to be military reserve in Washington Territory; of them published, and I suppose they get commenced.
I have distributed large numAn act (S. No. 115) for the relief of Jane such a distribution by all Senators and mem- bers of the Globe since I have been in ConW. Nethaway;
bers of Congress that it is one of the most gress. I do not know whether I gave it to the An act ($. No. 117) for the relief of F. A.
accessible books in all the libraries. I sup- district judge or not. If he wanted one he Patterson, late captain of the third Virginia pose there is scarcely a leading library in the could have had it by intimating to me that he cavalry; and
country that does not contain it. In my State, desired it. This proposition, like all others An act (S. No. 181) for the relief of Emma
young as it is, I have a list of fifty-three libra- of the same sort, is merely an attempt to send J. Hall.
ries, which run into nearly all the villages of something out, and we shall have to buy these
the State, and I serve that list first, giving copies at the public expense of the publisher, DOCUMENTS TO JUDGES.
each a copy of the Congressional Globe, be. If you are going to begin this system, you The PRESIDENT pro tempore. If there be fore I send it to anybody else. I apprehend might as well go back and do the whole thing no further morning business, the Chair will that some such distribution is made, if not by at once, for the Globe does not cover a very proceed to the order of the day, which is the all Senators, by some, and members of Con- || large portion of the laws, and take the Annals business reported from the Committee on Pen- gress; so that there is no book more easily of Congress, Gales & Seaton's Register, and sions.
obtained by the judges than the Congressional then the Congressional Globe, and give them Mr. ANTHONY. Is that the order of the Globe. The State library of my State, which the whole, so that they may have them all from day for the morning hour? is located at the capital and is accessible to the commencement. If
intend to comThe PRESIDENT pro tempore. Not during the courts, always contains more than one mence this system you might as well put them the morning hour, but if no other businoss in- copy of it; and really I do not see the neces- all in. I doubt very much the expediency or tervenes the Chair will proceed with the special | sity for this bill.
the propriety of it. I shall vote against it order.
Mr. ANTHONY. Undoubtedly the Globe myself. Mr. ANTHONY. I ask the Senate to take is distributed to almost all the judges, but the Mr. ANTHONY. I think the Senator misapap Senate bill No. 172.
copy they now receive belongs to them individ- || prehends the bill in one respect. The bill, as it is Ir. LANE, of Indiana. If it will lead to || ually, and is not transmitted with the papers of amended, only proposes to give them the Condebate, I must object to it.
their offices to their successors. The case is a gressional Globe hereafter printed. It is not Mr. ANTHONY. I do not think it will lead
very simple one. I have no desire about the intended to give them full sets. to debate. matter.
Mr. FESSENDEN. If they want the Globes The motion was agreed to; and the Senate, Mr. WILLIAMS. I hope this bill will pass. hereafter printed, each Senator receives someas in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to I remember when I was one of the territorial thing like ninety copies every sessionconsider the bill (S. No. 172) authorizing cer- judges of the Territory of Oregon that ques. Mr. CONNESS. Ninety-four. tain public documents to be distributed to the tions arose there under the donation law to that Mr. FESSENDEN. Each Senator receives district and territorial judges of the United | Territory, and it was necessary, in order to ninety-four copies, and each Representative States.
anderstand that law, to refer to the Congres | gets twenty or thirty copiesThe Committee on Printing reported the bill sional Globe and the debates that occurred Mr. SHERMAN. Twenty-four. with two amendments. The first amendment | upon the passage of the law, and at that time Mr. FESSENDEN. And it is perfectly easy was in section one, line seven, after the word there was but one copy of the Congressional | for members of Congress to furnish both the "Globe" to strike out the words, “and one Globe in the Territory, and that was in the pos- territorial and district judges with all the copies copy of all books and documents on subjects session of the widow of the late Mr. Thurston, of the Globe that may be wanted. They will of a general nature which may be printed by formerly a Delegate from that Territory to Con- be glad to find somebody that will take them. order of Congress, or of either House thereof," gress. The necessity of having the Congres- Mr. ANTHONY. I will not object to have