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his amendment, and let us give for a period, in the State of New York, and for other pur- which was read a first and second time, and say of two years, the privilege to use steam poses.
with an accompanying letter from the Secreover the line where it has been used for the
tary of the Interior referred to the Committee last three years; and within those two years
The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before
on Commerce. I have no doubt we shall pass a bill authoriz
the Senate the following concurrent resolution PAY OF LETTER CARRIERS IN SAN FRANCISCO. ing a tunnel, because they can make it per
from the House of Representatives: fectly secure, and within that time perhaps
Mr. McRUER introduced a joint resolution Resolved by the House of Representatives, (the Senate they may complete the tunnel east of the
authorizing the Postmaster General to pay adconcurring,) That a joint committee consisting of two Capitol Senators and three members of the House of Repre
ditional salaries to letter carriers in San FranMr. FESSENDEN. Why not pass the tun
sentatives be appointed to investigate the action of cisco; which was read a first and second time,
the Freedmen's Bureau and its officers in the States and referred to the Committee on the Post neling bill, and in that bill tell them they where the bureau has been in operation, with power must have their tunnel done in a certain time, to send for persons and papers and examine witnesses
Office and Post Roads. and until that time expires they may use this under oath; and that said committee make personal
ACTING ASSISTANT SURGEONS. examination, and report the facts to Congress; and crossing?
said committee is authorized to employ a stenographer Mr. DONNELLY introduced a bill relating Mr. HENDERSON. I have no objection and clerk. The Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate or
to acting assistant surgeons in the United States House, or either of their deputies, is directed to acto that course of proceeding.
company the committee; and the committee shall Army; which was read a first and second time, Mr. FESSENDEN. Then you would make have power to report at any time. And the expenses referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, one dependent on the other.
necessarily incurred by said committee shall be paid and ordered to be printed.
out of the contingent funds of the Senato and House Mr. HENDERSON. I have no charge of in equal proportions.
PORTS OF DELIVERY IN NEBRASKA. this bill. Mr. FESSENDEN. Your committee has
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. What order Mr. HITCHCOCK introduced a bill to con
will the Senate take upon this resolution? stitute Omaha and Nebraska City, in the Tercharge of the question.
Mr. JOHNSON. Let it lie on the table for ritory of Nebraska, ports of delivery; which Mr. HENDERSON. It is as the Senator the present
was read a first and second time, referred to from Maine [Mr. Morrill] may see fit in regard The motion was agreed to.
the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to to it. Mr. MORRILL. Well
Mr. TRUMBULL. I move that the resolu- be printed. Mr. HENDERSON. I have no doubt we
tion be printed, so that we may see what it is. TRADE AND INTERCOURSE WITH INDIANS.
The motion was agreed to. shall pass that bill. It was put in my charge.
Mr. BRADFORD introduced a bill in rela. I am ready to report it at any time. I have it LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY.
tion to trade and intercourse with Indian tribes; not here; it is at my room.
which was read a first and second time, and
Mr. MORRILL. I now ask the Senate to Mr. MORRILL. With that understanding,
referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. take up for consideration Senate bill No. 290. I ask that this bill be laid aside, and I will call
The call of the States and Territories for
The motion was agreed to; and the Senate, up another. as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to
bills and joint resolutions being now comThe PRESIDENT pro tempore. It is moved consider the bill (S. No. 290) to incorporate | States'and Territories, in an inverse order, for
pleted, the Speaker proceeded to call the that the further consideration of this bill be
the National Life and Accident Insurance Compostponed until to.morrow. The motion was agreed to. pany of the District of Columbia.
resolutions, commencing with the State of New Mr. TRUMBULL. We have passed to-day
Mr. LAFLIN introduced the following resoA message from the House of Representa- panies, and this seems to be a bill of considertives, by Mr. McPuerson, its Clerk, announced
able importance. I move that the Senate do lution, upon which he demanded the previous that the House of Representatives had passed now adjourn, and let it go over.
question: without amendment the joint resolution (S. R. The motion was agreed to; and the Senate
Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Bureau of
Freedmen, Refugees, and Abandoned Lands be diNo. 97) to authorize certain medals to be dis. || adjourned.
rected to communicate to this House the reports tributed to veteran soldiers free of postage.
recently made concerning the action of the bureau The message also returned to the Senate, in HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
by Generals Stcedman and Fullerton and by Gen
erals Whittlesey and Sewell and such other reports compliance with its request, the bill (S. No.
Monday, May 21, 1866.
recently made and not heretofore communicated to 305) to amend an act entitled "An act con
Congress as may be in the possession of that bureau.
The House met at twelve o'clock m. Prayer cerning notaries public for the District of Co
The SPEAKER. This being a call for exby the Chaplain, Rev. C. B. Boynton. lumbia," approved April 8, 1864.
ecutive information, it requires unanimous conThe message further announced that the The Journal of Saturday was read and
sent for its consideration to-day. House of Representatives had passed a conapproved.
Mr. LE BLOND. I desire to move an current resolution for the appointment of a
The SPEAKER stated as the first business
amendment to the resolution. I desire to have joint committee of the two llouses to investiin order the calling of the States for bills and
these reports published in connection with the gate the action of the Freedmen's Bureau and joint resolutions on leave to be referred to the
testimony taken by the reconstruction com: its officers, in which it requested the concur
appropriate committees and not to be brought mitee, that they may go to the country for rence of the Senate. back into the House on a motion to reconsider,
what they purport to be. commencing with the State of Maine.
Mr. LAFLIN. It would be impossible to ENROLLED BILLS SIGNED.
RIGIITS OF LOYAL CITIZENS.
have that done now, because the printing of The message also announced that the Speaker
the report of the reconstruction committee is of the House of Representatives had signed the
Mr. LAWRENCE, of Ohio, introduced a bill following enrolled bills and joint resolution ; to protect the rights of action of loyal citizens;
in such a condition that it would be impossible
to do it. which were thereupon signed by the President
which was read a first and second time, and
Mr. LE BLOND. I ask if the report of the pro tempore :
committee on reconstruction has been pubA bill (S. No. 186) amendatory of an act
PUNISIIMENT OF CRIME.
lished. to provide for the reports of decisions of the Mr. LAWRENCE, of Ohio, introduced a bill Mr. LAFLIN. It has not yet been delivered, Supreme Court of the United States;
to define and punish certain crimes therein but it is in print. À joint resolution (S. R. No. 61) to extend named; which was read a first and second
The SPEAKER. The Chair would state the time for the construction of the first section time, and referred to the Committee on the that if the resolution gives rise to debate it of the Western Pacific railroad; Judiciary.
goes over under the rule. A bill (H. R. No. 265) granting a pension to
UNITED STATES COURTS,
Mr. LE BLOND. I simply wish to say that John Hoffman, of Madison county, in the State of New York;
Mr. LAWRENCE, of Ohio, introduced a bill
my understanding is that the report is being
printed, but that it is in that condition that the A bill (H. R. No. 868) for the relief of Fran.
to amend an act to establish the judicial courts cis A. Gibbons; of the United States; which was read a first
reports of these generals can be added to it, A bill (H. R. No. 434) for the relief of Isaand second time, and referred to the Commit
and it ought to go to the country in that shape.
Mr. LAFLIN. I demand the previous bella Strubing; tee on the Judiciary.
question. A bill (H. R. No. 445) for the relief of the
Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. I desire legal representatives of Betsey Nash;
Mr. DUMONT introduced an act to amend to know if an objection does not make this A bill (H. R. No. 460) granting pension to an act entitled "An act to provide a national
resolution go over. Spencer Kellogg ; A bill (H. R. No. 494) for the relief of Mar- || bonds, and provide for the liquidation and currency secured by pledge of United States
The SPEAKER. It would not do so now.
The resolutioa has been debated since it was tha J. Willey; A bill (H. R. No. 563) to regulate the time redemption thereof," approved June 3, 1864;
introduced, and it is too late to make the point. and fix the place for holding the circuit court which was read a first and second time, and
The previous question was seconded and the of the United States in the district of Virginia, Currency. referred to the Committee on Banking and
main question ordered ; and under the oper
ation thereof the resolution was agreed to. and for other purposes ;
Mr. ELIOT moved to reconsider the vote by A bill (S. No. 132) to prevent and punish
MILITARY RESERVE AT FORT GRATIOT.
which the resolution was adopted ; and also kidnaping; and
Mr. TROWBRIDGE introduced a bill to moved that the motion to reconsider be laid A bill is. No. 316) to establish a post route amend an act granting the right of way over
upon the table. from West Alburg, Vermont, to Champlam, ll the military reserve at Fort Gratiot, Michigan ; The latter motion was agreed to,
TAX ON COTTON. Mr. DODGE presented memorials from the Chamber of Commerce of New York, in relation to the proposed tax of five cents per pound on cotton; which were referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed.
TAX ON STATE-BANK CURRENCY. Mr. DAVIS submitted the following resolution, upon which he called the previous ques. tion:
Resolved, That the Committee on Banking and Currency be authorized and directed to inquire into the expediency of exempting thecurrency of State banks outstanding on the lst day of July next from the tax of ten per cent. now provided by law until the 1st day of July, 1867, or until some day previous thereto.
The previous question was seconded and the main question was ordered; and under the operation thereof the resolution was agreed to.
Mr. DAVIS moved to reconsider the vote by which the resolution was agreed to; and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table.
The latter motion was agreed to.
The call of States and Territories having been concluded,
The SPEAKÉR stated the next business in order during the morning hour was the consideration of resolutions which have laid over under the rule, debate having arisen thereon.
INSURGENT STATES. The first business under this rule was the following preamble and resolution introduced by Mr. McClurG on the 5th of February last:
Whereas it is clearly manifest that the continued contumacy in the seceding States renders it necessary to exercise congressional legislation in order to give to the loyal citizens of those States protection in their natural and personal rights enumerated in the Constitution of the United States, and in addition thereto makes it necessary to keep on foot a large standing army to maintain the authority of the national Gorernment and to keep the peace; and whereas the country is already overburdened by a war debt incurred to defend tho nationality against an infamous rebellion, and it is neither just nor politic to inflict this vast additional expense on the peaceful industry of the nation: Therefore,
Resolved, That it be referred to the joint committee of the Senate and House to inquire into the expediency of levying contributions on the seceding States to defray the extraordinary expenses that would otherwise be imposed on the General Government; and that said committee be instructod to report by bill or otherwise.
Mr. MCCLURG. I call the previous question on the passage of the resolution.
Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. Will the gentleman from Missouri [Mr. McCltro] amend his resolution by inserting after the word protection” the words“ and representation ?!
Mr. HOGAN. Oh, no.
Mr. BRANDEGEE. I would suggest to the gentleman from Missouri that this resolution does not specify the committee to which he proposes to refer this subject. It merely says “that it be referred to the joint committee of the Senate and House.'
Mr. MCCLURG. I will modify the resolution so that it shall read "the joint committee of fifteen."
Mr. NIBLACK moved to lay the preamble
The motion to lay on the table was not agreed to.
The question recurred upon seconding the previous question.
Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. Is it in order to move the reference of this resolution to the Committee on the Judiciary?
The SPEAKER. The previous question is called ; if that call is not seconded, that mo. tion will be in order.
Upon seconding the call for the previous question, there were, upon a division-ayes 40, noes 24; no quorum voting;
Tellers were ordered ; and Messrs. McCLURG and NIBLACK appointed.
The House again divided; and the tellers reported-ayes 68, noes 25.
So the previous question was seconded. The SPEAKER. The previous question
The main question was then ordered, which has been seconded, and debate is not in order. was upon agreeing to the resolution.
The main question was ordered ; and under Mr. LE BLOND called for the yeas and the operation thereof the resoluticns were nays.
adopted. The yeas and nays were ordered.
Mr. HENDERSON moved to reconsider the The question was taken; and it was decided vote by which the resolutions were adopted; in the affirmative-yeas 73, nays 25, not voting , and also moved that the motion to reconsider 85; as follows:
be laid on the table.
QUALIFICATION OF ELECTORS.
rule was the following, submitted by Mr. Deam, Gcorge V. Lawrence, William Lawrence, Loan,
FREES on the 26th of February last :
Resolved, That it is the opinion of this House that
Congress has no constitutional right to fix the qual
ification of electors in the several States.
On seconding the call for the previous ques-
The SPEAKER, under the rules, ordered ton, McCullough, NcRuer, Myers, Niblack, Nichol- tellers; and appointed Messrs. DEFREES and son, Phelps, Samuel J. Randall, Ritter, Rogers, Ross, Sitgreaves, Taber, Taylor, Thayer, Whaley, Winfield,
JENCKES. and Wright-25.
The House divided; and the tellers reported
-ayes 30, noes 66.
So the previous question was not seconded.
the yeas and nays.
motion to lay on the table should not prevail
, McIndoo, Miller, Newell, Noell, Orth, Pomeroy,
will it be in order to move to refer the resolu-
The SPEAKER. It will.
Mr. LE BLOND. I hope that the resolu-
tion will not be referred, for that will be to The preamble of the resolution was agreed to. | bury it.
Mr. MCCLURG moved to reconsider the The yeas and nays were ordered. votes by which the preamble and resolution
The question was taken; and it was decided were agreed to; and also moved that the motion in the negative-yeas 12, nays 97, not voting to reconsider be laid on the table.
74; as follows: The latter motion was agreed to.
YEAS-Messrs. Baldwin. Boutwell, Bundy. Reader
W. Clarke, Eliot, Garfield, Jenckes, Julian, Longyear,
Lynch, Stevens, and Williams-12
NAYS-Messrs. Alley, Allison, Ames, Ancona,
Anderson, Delos R. Ashley, Baker, Baxter, Bearule was the following, submitted by Mr. Hen- man, Bidwell, Brandegec, Chanler, Cobb, Cook, CulDERSON on the 19th of February last:
lom, Davis, Dawson, Defrees, Deming, Denison,
Driggs, Dumont, Eckley, Eldridge, Farnsworth, Resolved, That it is the senso of this House that all
Glossbrenner, Goodyear, Grider, Hale, Aaron Hardjust and righteous Governments are intended, not to confer rights and privileges upon the subjects thereof,
ing, Abner C. Harding, Henderson, Higby, Hogan,
Holmes, Asahel W. Hubbard, Chester D. Hubbard, but to secure to cach and every individual the full, free, and untrammeled exercise and enjoyment of
Demas Hubbard, John H. Hubbard, Edwin N. Hub
bell, Hulburd, James M. Humphrey, Ingersoll, Kelall thosc rights which God has bestowed upon him. Resolved, That the safety, prosperity, and happi
ley, Kelso, Kerr, Ketcham, Kuykendall, Laflin,
George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence, Lo Blond, ness of the people require that just and adequate penalties be annexed to the violation of law, and that
Loan, Marvin, McClurg, McCullough,, McRuer, those penalties be inflicted upon transgressors, not
Mercur, Moorhead, Morris, Myers, Niblack, Nichol
son, O'Neill, Paine, Perham, Phelps, Plants, Price, for the purpose of retaliation or revenge, but to insure subordination and obedience.
Samuel J. Randall, Alexander H. Rice, John II. Rice,
Ritter, Rogers, Rollins, Ross, Sawyer, Scofield, SitResolved further, That wo will stand by and sustain the President in executing the laws of the United
greaves, Sloan, Spalding, Stilwell,
Thayer, Trowbridge, Upson, Ward, Henry D. WashStates upon a sufficient number of leading rebels in
burn, William B. Washburn, Welker, Whaley, James each of the States lately in insurrection against the
F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, Winfield, national Government to vindicate the majesty of the
and Wright-97. law, to sustain the confidence of loyal people, and NOT VOTING-Messrs. James M. Ashley, Banks, warn the refractory for all time to come.
Barker, Benjamin, Bergen, Bingham, Biaine, Blow, Mr. HENDERSON. I do not deem it Boyer, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckland, Sidney Clarke,
Coffroth, Conkling, Culver, Darling, Dawes, Delano, necessary to occupy any time in the discus
· Dixon, Dodge, Donnelly, Eggleston, Farquhar, Ferry, sion of these resolutions. I believe that the
Finck, Grinnell, Griswold, Harris, Hart, Hayes, Hill, sentiments embodied in them are correct, and Hooper, Hotchkiss, James R. Hubbell, James Ilumought to be sustained. With the view of dis
phrey, Johnson, Jones, Kasson, Latham, Marshall,
Marston, McIndoo, McKee, Miller, Morrill, Moulton, posing of the matter as speedily as possible, I Newell, Noell, Orth, Patterson, Pike, Pomeroy, Radcall the previous question.
ford, William H. Randall, Raymond, Rousseau, Mr. ROSS. I would inquire of the gentle
Schenck, Shanklin, Shellabarger, Smith, Starr,
Strouse, Francis Thomas, John L. Thomas, Thoru. man from Oregon whether he had not better
ton, Trimble, Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Robert modify his resolution so as to include northern T. Van Horn, Warner, Elihu B. Washburne, Wentrebels, and let them all be tried, “ without dis
worth, and Woodbridge-74. tinction of race or color."
So the House refused to lay the resolution Mr. HENDERSON. I insist on the demand on the table. for the previous question.
Mr. BRANDEGEE. This is a judicial qnesThe previous question was seconded. tion, and one of great importance. I there
Mr. NIBLACK. I would suggest that it | fore move it be referred to the Committee on would be proper to indicate about how many the Judiciary, and on that I demand the preof these leading rebels ought to be executed. vious question. The language of the resolution is very indefi- Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. It is a nite. While we are instructing the President, simple constitutional question. I think we ought to state about the number Mr. LE BLOND. I move to amend the that we want executed, and we ought also to motion by adding that it be referred with name them.
instructions to report favorably and at any time. Mr. BRANDEGEE. I object to debate. The SPEAKÊR. It would require unan
imous consent to move instructions to report out of the contingent funds of the Senate and House shall, McIndoe, McKee, Miller, Moulton, Newell, " at any time." in equal proportions.
Noell, Orth, Phelps, Pomeroy, Radford, Raymond, Mr. LE BLOND. Then I will leave those
Rousseau, Shanklin, Shellabarger, Sloan, Smith, Mr. ROSS. I think we had better leave that
Starr, Stilwell, Strouse, Thornton, Trimble, Van Aerlast words off.
to General Grant and General Sherman. The nam, Robert T. Van Horn, Warner, Elihu B. WashThe SPEAKER. If the previous question country would have no confidence in any re
burne, Ilenry D. Washburn, Wentworth, Whaley, and
James F. Wilson-72. should not be seconded the motion to amend port made to Congress by a committee. I object
So the resolution was adopted. will be in order.
to its consideration. Mr. LE BLOND. Will not the gentleman
Mr. ELIOT moved to reconsider the vote by Mr. ELIOT. I move to suspend the rules
which the resolution was adopted; and also accept my amendment?
for the purpose of offering the resolution. Mr. BRANDEGEE. No, sir; we want to
moved that the motion to reconsider be laid ·
Mr. ELDRIDGE. On that I demand the get at the bounty bill. yeas and nays.
upon the table.
The latter motion was agreed to. The previous question was seconded and the The
yeas and nays were ordered. main question ordered. The question being taken on the motion to
MEDALS FOR OHIO SOLDIERS. Mr. ‘ANCONA. I demand the yeas and suspend the rules, it was decided in the aflirm
Mr. SCHENCK. I ask the unanimous connays.
ative-yeas 92, nays 30, not voting 61; as sent of the House to take from the Speaker's The yeas and nays were ordered. follows:
table a joint resolution which has been passed The question being taken on the motion to YEAS-Messrs. Alley,, Allison, Ames, Anderson, || by the Senate authorizing the military authorrefer the resolution to the Committee on the Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashloy, Baker, Baldwin, ities of the State of Ohio to frank some medals Judiciary, it was decided in the affirmative
Baxter, Beaman, Boutwell, Brandegce. Bromwell,
which are given to the veteran soldiers of that yeas 86, nays 30, not voting 67; as follows:
Cook, Cullom, Davis, Dawos, Deming, Dodge, Don- State. It is joint resolution of the Senate No. YEAS-Messrs. Alley, Allison, Ames, Anderson, nelly, Driggs, Dumont, Eckley, Eliot, Farnsworth,
97, to authorize certain medals to be distributed Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Baker, Baldwin,
Garfield, Griswold, Hale, Abner C. Harding, HenBaxter, Beaman, Bidwell, Boutwell, Brandegee, derson, Higby, Holmes, Hooper, Hotchkiss, Asahel
to veteran soldiers free of postage. I ask that Bromwell, Bundy, Reader W. Clarke, Cobb, Cook,
W. Ilúbbard, Chester D. Hubbard, Demas Ilubbard, it be put upon its passage if there is no objecCullom, Davis, Dawes, Deming, Donnelly, Driggs, DuJohn H. Hubbard, Hulburd, Ingersoll, Jenckes,
tion. It is needed very much at this time. The mont, Eckley, Eliot, Farnsworth, Garfield, Griswold,
Julian, Kelley, Kelso, Ketcham. Lallin, William
medals are ready for distribution. Asabel W.Hubbard, Demus Hubbard, John H. Hub
Clurg, McRuer, Mercur, Moorhead, Morrill, Mor- The joint resolution was read a first and secbard, IIulburd, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Julian, Kelley,
ris, Myers, O'Neill, Paine, Patterson, Perham, Pike, ond time. It was then ordered to a third read. Kelso, Ketcham, Laflin, William Lawrence, Loan,
Plants, Price, William II. Randall, Alexander H.
ing; and it was accordingly read the third tiine Kee, Mercur, Moorhead, Morris, Myers, O'Neill,
field, Sloan, Spalding, Stevens, Thayer, Francis and passed. Paino, Patterson, Perham, Price, William H. Ran
Thomas, John L. Thomas, Trowbridge, Upgon, Burt Mr. SCHENCK moved to reconsider the dall, Alexander H. Rice, John H. Rice, Rollins, SawVan Horn, Ward, William B. Washburn, Welker,
vote by which the joint resolution was passed; yer, Schenck, Scofield, Sloan, Spalding, Stevens,
Williams, James F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, and
and also moved that the motion to reconsider Van Horn, Ward, William B. Washburn, Welker,
NAYS-Messrs. Ancona, Chanler, Dawson, Defrees, be laid upon the table.
Denison. Eldridge, Glossbrenner, Goodyear, Grider,
The latter motion was agreed to.
rence, Le Blond, Niblack, Nicholson, Ritter. Rogers, Harding, Hogan, Edwin N. Hubbell. James M. Hum
Ross, Sitgreaves, Stilwell. Taber. Taylor, Henry D. Mr. STEVENS asked unanimous consent to phrey, Kerr, Kuykendall, George V. Lawrence, Le
Washburn, Whaley, Winfield, and Wright-30. offer the following preamble and resolution: Blond, McCullough, Niblack, Nicholson, Samuel J.
NOT VOTING-Messrs. Banks, Barker, Benjamin,
Whereas it has been alleged that the Sioux Indians
of Minnesota who were engaged in the massacre in Wright-30. Darling, Delano, Dixon, Eggleston, Farquhar, Ferry,
that State in 1862 have been removed therefrom and NOT VOTING-Messrs. Banks, Barker, Benjamin, Finck, Grinnell, Harris, Hart, Ilayes, Hill, James R.
a location for their permanent residence selected in Bergen, Bingham, Blaine, Blow, Boyer, Broomall, Hubbell, James Humphrey, Johnson, Joncs, Kasson,
one of the organized and settled counties of Nebraska Buckland, Chanler, Sidney Clarke, Coffroth, Conk- Latham, Marshall, Marston, McCullough, McIndoe,
contiguous to tbe white settlements of Dakota, and ling, Culver, Darling, Delano, D.xon, Dodge, EgglesMckee, Miller, Moulton, Nowell, Noell, Orth, Phelpe,
but a short distance above the capital of that Territon, Farquhar, Ferry, Finck, Grinnell, Harris, Hart, Pomeroy, Radford, Samuel J. Randall, Raymond,
tory; and whereas most if not all of the lands suitHayes, Higby, Ilill, Hotchkiss, Chester D. Hubbard, Rousseau, Shanklin, Shellabarger, Smith, Starr,
able for cultivation in the neighborhood of said conJames R. Iluhbell, James Huinphrey, Johnson, Jones, Strouse. Thornton, Trimble, Van Aernam, Robert
templated location is said to have been purchased Kasson, Latham, Marshall, McIndoe, McRucr. Mil- T. Van Horn, Warner, Elihu B. Washburne, Went
from the Government and is now held by private ler, Morrill, Moulton, Newell, Noell, Orth, Phelps, worth, and Woodbridge-61.
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be Pike, Plants, Pomeroy, Radford, Raymond, Rous- So (two thirds voting in favor thercof) the requested to inform this IIouse whether any arrangeseau, Shanklin, Shellabarger, Smith, Starr, Strouse, John L. Thomas, Thornton, Trimble, Van Aernam, rules were suspended.
ment has been made or is contemplated for the purRobert T. Van Horn, Warner, Elihu B.Washburne,
Mr. ELIOT demanded the previous question
chase of private lands orother property for the accomWentworth, and Whaley-67.
modation of said Indians, and if so, the quantity of on the resolution.
lands and improvements so purchased or to be purSo the resolution was referred to the Com- The previous question was seconded and chased, and the names of the parties from whom said mittee on the Judiciary. the main question ordered, being upon the
purchase has been or is to be made, and the amount
which has been or is to be paid for said purchase; and Mr. BRANDEGEE moved to reconsider || adoption of the resolution.
also the total number of acres of land held by indithe vote by which the resolution was referred; Mr. LE BLOND. I demand the yeas and viduals, whether in a private or corporate capacity, and also moved that the motion to reconsider
embraced within the exterior boundaries of said resnays on agreeing to the resolution, and call for
ervation, and by what authority said Indians have be laid upon the table. tellers on the yeas and nays.
been removed and located, and the said purchases, The latter motion was agreed to.
Tellers were ordered; and Messrs. LE BLOND if any, have been or are to be made. and Eliot were appointed.
Mr. ALLISON. I do not object particularly MESSAGE FROM TIIE SENATE.
The House divided; and the tellers reported to the resolution, but I think itA message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, its Secretary, informed the House that the -ayes twenty-three, noes not counted.
The SPEAKER. If the gentleman objects So the yeas and nays were ordered.
to the resolution, it is not before the House; if Senate had passed a bill (S. No. 328) for the
The question was taken; and it was decided he does not object, it is before the House. relief of Mrs. Abigail Ryan, in which he was
in the affirmative-yeas 84, nays 27, not voting Mr. ALLISON. Will the gentleman consent directed to ask the concurrence of the House. 72; as follows:
to the reference of this resolution? Also, that the Senate had passed House bill
YEAS-Messrs. Alley, Allison, Ames, Anderson, Mr. STEVENS. I cannot consent to the No. 371, to grant a pension to Leonard St. Clair.
Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Baker, Baldwin, reference. It is merely a call for information. Also, that the Senate had passed joint reso- Baxter, Beaman, Blaine, Brandegce, Bundy, Reader Mr. ALLISON. I will make no objection. lution of the House No. 77, for the relief of W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Cook, Cullom, Ambrose L. Goodrich and Nathan Cornish for Dawes, Deming, Dodge, Donnelly, Driggs, Dumont,
The resolution was then agreed to. Eckley, Eliot, Farnsworth, Garfield, Griswold, Abner carrying the United States mail from Boise C. Harding, Henderson, Higby, Holmes, Hooper,
COINAGE, WEIGIITS, AND MEASURES. City to Idaho City, in the Territory of Idaho,
IIotchkiss, John II. Hubbard, Ingersoll, Jenekes, Ju- Mr. LAFLIN, from the Committee on Printand of Daniel Wellington and J. C. Dorsey, for
lian, Kelley, Ketcham, Latlin, William Lawrence || ing, reported the following resolution, upon
Loan, Longyear, Lynch, Marston, Marvin, McClurg, extra services in the carrying of the mail, with McRucr, Mercur, Moorhead, Morrill, Morris, Myers,
which he called the previous question: an amendment, in which the concurrence of the
O'Neill, Paine, Patterson, Perham, Pikc, Plants, Price, Resolved, That three hundred extra copies of the
William II. Randall, Alexander H. Rice, John H. House was requested.
report on a uniform system of coinage weights, and Rice, Rollins, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Spalding, measures be printed with covers for the uso of the FREEDMEN'S BUREAU.
Stevens, Thayer, Francis Thomas, John L. Thomas, committee making the report, and two thousand
Trowbridge, Upson, Burt Van Horn, Ward, William copies for the use of the House. Mr. ELIOT. I ask unanimous consent to
B. Washburn, Welker, Williams, Stephen F. Wilson, offer the following resolution: Windom, and Woodbridge-81.
The previous question was seconded and the NAYS-Messrs. Ancona, Chanler, Dawson, Deni- main question ordered; and under the operaResolved by the Houseof Representatives, (the Senate son, Eldridge, Glossbrenner. Goodyear, Gridcr, Aaron tion thereof the resolution was agreed to. concurring.) That a committee consisting of two IIarding, Hogan, Edwin N. Hubbell, James M. HumSenators and three members of the House of Repre
Kerr, Kuykendall, LeBlond, McCullough,
Mr. LAFLIN moved to reconsider the vote sentatives be appointed to investigato the action of Nihick
by which the resolution was agreed to; and the Freedmen's Bureau and of its officers in the States gers, Ross, Sitgreaves, Taber, Taylor, Winfield, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be where the bureau has been in operation, with power Wright-27. to send for persons and papers and examine wit- NOT VOTING-Messrs. Banks, Barker, Benja- laid upon the table. nesses under oath; and that said committee make per- min, Bergen, Bidwell, Bingham, Blow, Boutwell, The latter motion was agreed to. sonal examination and report the facts to Congress; Boyer, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckland, Coffroth, and said committee is authorized to employ a stenog
Mr. MORRILL obtained the floor. Conkling, Culver, Darling, Davis, Defrees, Delano, rapher and clerk. The Sergeant-at-Arms of the Sen- Dixon, Eggleston, Farquhar, Ferry, Finck, Grinnell, Mr. ELDRIDGE. Will the gentleman from atcor IIouse, or cither of their deputies, is directed to Halo, Ilarris, Hart, Hayes, Hill, Asahel W. Hubbard, Vermont [Nr. Morrill] yield to me to offer accompany the committee, and the committee shall Chester D. lIubbard, Demas Ilubbard, James R. have power to report at any time. All the expenses Hubbell, Hulburd, James IIumphrey, Johnson, Jones,
a resolution? necessartiy incurred by said committee, shall bo paid Kasson, Kelso, Latham, George V. Lawrence, Mar- Mr. MORRILL. I will yield to hear it read.
DIE ANDER Lield for that period for that yielding is the bill will not give rise to debate. APRESPALDING. I withdraw my amend
ROW IN MOBILE.
notaries public for the District of Columbia,"approved is designed to supersede the necessity of har
April 8, 1861. Mr. ELDRIDGE. I ask unanimous consent
ing officers detailed from these Departments. Attest:
J. W. FORNEY,
Mr. PRICE. I think that the House is not to submit the following resolution for consid
Secretary. eration at this time:
The SPEAKER. This bill has been re
prepared to vote on this bill without some disResolved, That a committee of three members of ferred to the Committee for the District of
cussion and a little more information than we this House bo appointed by the Speaker, with au- Columbia. If there be no objection, the com
now have. I will move to refer the billthosity to proceed forth with to Mobile, in the State
Mr. SPALDING. I have demanded tha of Alabama, to investigato the "row" referred to in
mittee will be discharged from the further conthe following dispatch, to wit:
sideration of the bill, and it will be returned || previous question. “REPORTED SERIOUS ROW IN MOBILE.-The Cin- to the Senate as requested.
The SPEAKER. If the previous question cinnati Commercial has a dispatch from Atlanta, dated May 17, which says: 'The negroes had a row
There was no objection.
should not be seconded, a motion to refer will among themselves in a church in Mobile, on Sun- Mr. MORRILL. I move that the rules be
be in order. day, which resulted in the killing of tivo and tho suspended, and that the House resolve itself
Mr. SPALDING. The bill has already been wounding of a great many more. And that said committee bo authorized to send for
into the Committee of the Whole on the state | reported unanimously from the Committee on persons and papers, the expenses to be paid out of of the Union on the special order.
Appropriations. the contingent fund of the Houso.
Mr. STEVENS. For what is a stenographer
EMPLOYÉS IN EXECUTIVE MANSION. Mr. PRICE. I object.
wanted ? Mr. ELDRIDGE. Is it in order to move to
Mr. SPALDING. I ask the gentleman from Mr. SPALDING. For short-hand writing. suspend the rules for the purpose of introdu
Vermont to yield to me a moment. I wish to Mr. STEVENS. For whom? cing this resolution?
call up a bill authorizing the President to Mr. SPALDING. For the President. The SPEAKER. That motion would be in appoint certain officers of his household. It Mr. STEVENS. I believe no provision of order if the gentleman from Vermont (Mr.
should have been acted on some time ago. that kind was reported by the Committee on MORRILL] will yield purpose.
Mr. MORRILL. I
Mr. SPALDING. It will give rise to no purpose.
ment, and demand the previous question on the Nr. GARFIELD. Will the gentleman yield discussion. If it should I will not press its
bill as reported by the committee. consideration. to me to offer a resolution ?
On seconding the previous question, there Mr. MORRILL. I will.
Mr. MORRILL. If it should cause debate
were-ayes 38, noes 31; no quorum voting. I must insist on my motion.
The SPEAKER, under the rule, ordered DIRECT TAX IN INSURGENT STATES.
Mr. SPALDING. With the consent of the tellers; and appointed Messrs. SPALDING and Mr. GARFIELD. I ask unanimous consent gentleman, I move that the Committee of the PRICE. to submit the following resolution for consid- Whole on the state of the Union be discharged The House divided; and the tellers reported eration at this time : from the further consideration of House bill
-ayes 56, noes 44. Resolved, That the President be respectfully reNo. 211, entitled “A bill to authorize the Presi
So the previous question was seconded and quested to furnish to this House information as to the dent to appoint certain officers of his house
the main question ordered. collection of the direct tax in the States lately in
hold, and fixing their salaries,” and that the insurrection, what amount of the said tax has been
The bill was ordered to be engrossed and collected in the several States, what amount of prop
House proceed to the consideration of the bill. read a third time; and being engrossed, it erty is held by the Government under the sales au- The motion was agreed to.
was accordingly read the third time. thorized by law, and how much has been received from such sales.
The bill was read at length.
Mr. SPALDING. I demand the previous The resolution was agreed to.
The first section provides that in addition to question on the passage of the bill. Mr. GARFIELD moved to reconsider the
the officers of his household already authorized The previous question was seconded and the vote by which the resolution was agreed to;
by law, the President of the United States be main question ordered.
authorized to employ one Assistant Secretary, Mr. PRICE. I demand the yeas and nays. and also moved that the motion to reconsider
and a number of clerks not exceeding four. be laid on the table.
The yeas and nays were ordered. The second section enacts that the Private The question being taken on the passage of The latter motion was agreed to.
Secretary of the President be paid an annual the bill, it was decided in the affirmative-yeas EVENING SESSIONS,
salary of $4,000, the Assistant Secretary an 80, nays 28, not voting 75; as follows: Mr. MORRILL. I move that on and after
annual salary of $3,000, and each one of said YEAS - Messrs. Alley, Ames, Ancona, Delos R. to-day, until otherwise ordered, the House shall clerks an annual salary of 1,800.
Ashley, Baldwin, Baxter, Bidwell, Blaine, Bundy,
Chanler, Reader W. Clarke, Conkling. Cullom, Davis, take a recess from half past four to half past
The third section provides that the steward
Dawes, Dawson, Defrees, Deming, Denison, Driggs, seven o'clock p. m.
of the President's household shall receive an Dumont, Eckley. Eldridge, Glossbrenner, Goodyear, Mr. GARFIELD. I ask the gentleman from
annual salary of $2,000, and said steward shall Griswold, Hale, Aaron Harding, Abner C. Harding, Vermont, [Mr. MORRILL] to modify his motion, be held to a rigid accountability for the plate,
Higby, Hogan, Holmes, Hooper, Chester D. Hubbard,
Demas Hubbard, Edwin N. Hubbell, James M. Humso as to have evening sessions commence to
furniture, and other public property under his phrey, Jenckes, Julian, Kerr, Ketcham, Kuyken
charge in the President's House, during his dall, Laflin, George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence, morrow. Mr. MORRILL. I cannot do that. I am continuance in office, and shall give a bond to
Le Blond, Longyear, Lynch, McRuer, Moorhead,
Morrill, Morris, Myers, Niblack, Nicholson, O'Neill, willing that the House shall decide the ques
the United States in such sum as the Secretary Patterson, Phelps, Pike, Samuel J. Randall, Wila tion. of the Interior shall deem sufficient, and to be liam H. Randall, Ritter, Rogers, Rollins, Ross. Sco
field, Sitgreaves, Spalding, Stilwell, Taylor, Thayer, Mr. GARFIELD. Then I move to amend | approved by him, for the faithful discharge of
Francis 'Thomas. John L. Thomas, Ward, Henry D. his trust. the motion by striking out “to-day' and insert
Washburn, William B. Washburn, Whaley, Winfield, ing “to-morrow.
Mr. SPALDING. I offer the following || Woodbridge, and Wright-$0.
amendments : The question was taken, and upon a division
NAYS- Messrs. James M. Ashley, Baker, Bran
degee, Bromwell, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Cook, Henthere were-ayes 47, noes 46.
In section one, line six, after the word "Sccretary" derson, Asabel W. Hubbard, John H. Hubbard, Hul
insert "one stenographer." Mr. SPALDING called for tellers.
burd, Kelley, Kelso, Loan, McClurg, McKee, Mercur,
In section two, line four, after the word "dollars" Paine, Perham, Plants, Price, Sawyer, Schenck, Sloan, Tellers were not ordered.
insert "the stenographer an annual salary of $2,500.” Trowbridge, Upson, Williams, and Stephen F. WilThe amendment was accordingly agreed to. Mr. Speaker, I demand the previous ques
NOT VOTING–Messrs. Allison, Anderson, Banks, The question recurred upon the motion of tion.
Barker, Beaman, Benjamin, Bergen, Bingham, Blow, Mr. MORRILL as amended; and upon a divis.
Mr. BRANDEGEE. I should like to ask Boutwell, Boyer, Broomall, Buckland, Coffroth, Culion there were--ayes 61, noes 38. the gentleman from Ohio [Mr. SPALDING]
ver, Darling, Delano, Dixon, Dodge, Donnelly, Eg
glo Eliot, Farnsworth, Farquhar, Terry, Finck, Mr. WINDOM called for tellers.
whether the stenographer's duty is to be to Garfield, Grider, Grinnell, Harris, Hart, Hayes, Hill, Mr. SPALDING called for the ycas and take down the President's speeches. [Laugh || Hotchkiss, James R. Hubbell, James Humphrey. nays. ter.]
shall, Marston, Marvin, McCullough, McIndoe, MilTellers were not ordered, and the yeas
Mr. SPALDING. I promised that there ler, Moulton, Newell, Noell, Orth, Pomeroy, Radford, nays were not ordered. should be no debate on the bill. I will simply
Raymond, Alexander H. Rice, John H. Řice, Rous. The motion of Mr. Morrill, as amended, state that these respective officers are necessary
seau, Shanklin, Shellabarger, Smith, Starr, Stevens,
Strouse, Taber, Thornton, Trimble Van Aernam, was accordingly agreed to.
for the President's household. An appropri- Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Warner, Elihu ation for these very officers has already been
B. Washburno, Welker, Wentworth, James F. WilWIITEITALL, NEW YORK. inserted in the general appropriation bill in the
son, and Windom–75. Mr. GRISWOLD, by unanimous consent, Senate. There is no doubt at all that these
So the bill was passed. introduced a bill to provide for making the officers are all strictly necessary.
Mr. GARFIELD. I move to amend the town of Whitehall, New York, a port of delive Mr. PRICE. Does not this bill increase the bill by striking out the words of his houseery; which was read a first and second time, number of employés about the President's hold' and inserting the words of the Execuand referred to the Committee on Commerce. House beyond what it has ever been before? tive Mansion." Those words are, I think, NOTARIES PUBLIC FOR THE DISTRICT. Mr. SPALDING. Not at all.
inappropriate. I presume my colleague has
Mr. PRICE. The bill states that these offiThe SPEAKER laid before the House the
no objection. cors are to be “in addition to the officers of Mr. SPALDING. I have. following message from the Senate :
his household already authorized by law.' Mr. GARFIELD. I then move that amendIN SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, Mr. SPALDING. These officers are now ment; and on that I demand the previous
May 17, 1866. Resolved. That the House of Representatives be
detailed from the Treasury Department and I question. requested to return to the Senato the bill (S. No.
the War Department because the President The previous question was seconded and the 30:5) to amend an act ontitled "An act concerning has not the power to appoint them. This bill main question ordered; and under the opera
tion thereof the motion to amend the title was
spikes, and nails, not including such as are usually agreed to.
Mr. MORRILL moved that the rules be sus
put up in papers as before mentioncd, manufactured
from iron upon which the tax of three dollars has The title, as amended, was agreed to.
pended, and that the House resolve itself into been levied and paid, shall be subject only to a tax Mr. SPALDING moved to reconsider the the Committee of the Whole on the state of
of two dollars per ton in addition thereto, anything
in this act to the contrary notwithstanding. vote by which the bill was passed and the title the Union on the special order.
On stoves, and hollow ware in all conditions, amended; and also moved that the motion to The motion was agreed to.
whether rough, tinned, or enameled, and castings reconsider be laid upon the table.
So the rules were suspended; and the House
of iron, not otherwise provided for, a tax of three
dollars per ton. The latter motion was agreed to. accordingly resolved itself into the Committee
On tubes made of wrought iron, a tax of five dollars of the whole on the state of the Union, (Mr.
per ton. ENROLLED BILLS SIGNED.
Dawes in the chair,) and resumed the consid- Mr. ANCONA. I move to amend by strikMr. TROWBRIDGE, from the Committee
eration of the special order, being a bill of the || ing out the clause: on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee House (No. 513) to amend an act entitled On tubes made of wrought iron, a tax of five dollars had examined and found truly enrolled bills “An act to provide internal revenue to sup
per ton, of the following titles; when the Speaker signed port the Government, to pay interest on the I suppose that this must have been a mistake, the same:
public debt, and for other purposes,'' approved as I find by reference to the act as it now stands, An act (S. No. 316) to establish a post route
June 30, 1864, and acts amendatory thereof. items of the same class were included in the from West Alburg, Vermont, to Champlain, in
The CHAIRMAN stated the question to be free list. I do not know why a discrimination the State of New York, and for other pur
on the amendment offered on Friday last by should be made against this particular article, poses ;
Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts, to strike | and I move to strike out that clause. An act (H. R. No. 563) to regulate the time out in line two thousand and two the words Mr. MORRILL. If you strike out this and fix the place for holding the circuit court
“and wooden-ware," on which tellers had of the United States in the district of Virginia, | been ordered.
clause this article will be subject to a duty of
five per cent. ad valorem. Five dollars per and for other purposes ;
The CHAIRMAN appointed Messrs. BRAN- ton is much less. I hope the motion will not An act (S. No. 132) to prevent and punish DEGEE and Nicholson to act as tellers.
The committee divided; and the tellers The amendment was disagreed to. Apact (H. R. No.494) for the relief of Martha reported-ayes 33, noes 60.
Mr. ANCONA. I move, then, 'to add at J. Willey;
So the amendment was disagreed to. the end of the clause the following proviso: An act (H. R. No. 460) granting a pension to Spencer Kellogg ;
Mr. MORRILL. On page 89, line two thou- Provided, That tubes made of wrought iron, upon
which a tax of three dollars has been levied and An act (H. R. No. 625) granting a pension to sand and two, I move to insert before the word
paid, shall be subject only to a tax of two dollars John Hoffman, of Madison county, in the State
brooms” the words“ pumps, garden engines, per ton in addition thereto. of New York ;
and hydraulic rams;" so that the paragraph Mr. MORRILL. I must object to that
will read: An act (H. R. No. 386) for the relief Francis
proposition. A tax of five per cent. on tubes A. Gibbons ;
On scales, pumps, garden engines, hydraulic rams, made of wrought iron is a very low tax, not An act (H. Ř. No. 434) for the relief of Isabrooms, and wooden-ware, a tax of three per cent.
exceeding half of what we impose on other manad valorem. bella Strubing; and
Mr. STEVENS. I suppose the gentleman
ufactures. I hope the amendment will not An act (H. R. No. 445) for the relief of the
be adopted. does not intend to tax the common wooden legal representatives of Betsey Nash.
Mr. ANCONA. I move to amend my amendpumps that are put into wells. I move to NATIONAL BANKS, insert the word "metallic" before pumps.
ment by striking out the last word. Mr. DUMONT, by unanimous consent, sub- Mr. MORRILL. I hardly think the amend
The chairman of the Committee of Ways and
Means does not seem to present any reasons mitted the following resolution; which was
ment is necessary. The persons who manuread, considered, and agreed to: facture wooden pumps seldom manufacture
why this amendment should not be adopted. Resolded, That the Committee on Banking and enough to be subject to any tax at all. It
I find that some articles, such as hubs, nails, Currency be, and they are hereby, instructed to inquire would be better, therefore, to leave the para
and spikes, under the same head in the law as into tho expediency of repealing so much of the graph as it is. If you put in the word
it now stands, are relieved of this duplicate national banking act as requires a redemption of the tallic" it would include all sorts of pumps.
tax, and he has presented no reason why circulating notes of said banks abroad.
The question was taken on Mr. Stevens's
wrought-iron tubes should not be placed on MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT. amendment to the amendment, and it was
the same footing. I trust my proviso will be A message was received from the President | disagreed to.
adopted, and I now withdraw the amendment
to the amendment. of the United States, by Mr. Edward COOPER, The question recurred on Mr. MORRILL'S his Secretary, informing the House that he | amendment, and it was agreed to.
The question was taken on the amendment, had approved and signed an act making appro
in the nature of a proviso, and it was dis
The Clerk read as follows: priations for the services of the Post Office
On tin-ware of all descriptions, not otherwise pro- The Clerk read as follows:
On steam, locomotive, and marine engines, includto agentsorpeddlers employed by the manufacturer for ing the boilere, and all their parts, a tax of five per A message in writing was also communicated. the disposal of the same, such ware so delivered shall
cent. ad valorem: Provided, That when such boilSTEAMER VANDERBILT. be deemed to have been sold at the time of delivery,
ers or any other parts of engines, as aforesaid, shall and the tax to be paid thereon shall be computed have been once assessed, and a tax previously paid The SPEAKER laid before the House the upon the value kpown to the trade as the five-pound
thereon, the amount so paid shall be deducted from following communication from the President rate or price for tin-ware.
the taxes on the finished engine. of the United States; which was laid on the
On all iron, not otherwise provided for, advanced Mr. MORRILL. I move to amend the pro
beyond blooms, slabs, or loops, and not advanced table, and ordered to be printed: beyond bars, and band, hoop, and sheet iron, not
viso by striking out the words "such boilers or To the Senate and House of Representatives :
thinner than number eighteen wire gaugo, and plate any other parts of” and inserting in lieu thereof
iron not less than one eighth of an inch in thickness, the words “the boilers or tubes, wheels, tires, I transmit to Congress a copy of the corre
a tax of three dollars per ton: Provided, That a ton spondence between the Secretary of State and shall, for all the purposes of this act, be deemed and
axles, bells, shafts, crauks, wrists, or headtaken to be two thousand pounds.
lights of such." Cornelius Vanderbilt, of New York, relative
Mr. MOORHEAD. In line two thousand Mr. DAVIS. I desire to call the attention to the joint resolution of the 28th of January,
and thirteen I move to insert before the word of the gentleman from Vermont (Mr. MORRILL] 1864, upon the subject of the gift of the steamer Vanderbilt to the United States. "blooms” the words “muck bar.”
that by his amendment the portions of the enANDREW JOHNSON. The amendment was agreed to.
gine not enumerated would be subject.to the WASHINGTON, May 16, 1866.
Mr. MORRILL. In line two thousand and
additional tax. twelve I move to strike out the words “not
Mr. MORRILL. The Committee of Ways MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE. otherwise provided for."
and Means have gone as far as it is possible in A message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, The amendment was agreed to.
exempting particular parts and have the law its Secretary, informed the House that the Sen
Mr. DAVIS. In line two thousand and ate had passed, without amendment, an act
The amendment was agreed to. sixteen I move to strike out the word “three" (H. R. No. 510) to incorporate the Academy of
Mr. MORRILL. I move to strike out the Music of Washington city.
and insert "two" in lieu thereof, so as to make
words "and all their parts" and the words Also, that the Senate had passed a joint res
Mr. MORRILL. I trust that amendment olution (S. R. No.52) authorizing the Secretary will not be adopted. I think the gentleman
The amendment was agreed to. of the Treasury to change the name of the
Mr. BALDWIN. Mr. Chairmansteamboat City of Richmond to City of Port
from New York and others ought to be satis-
Mr. GARFIELD. Mr. Chairmanland, and the schooner Lucinda Van Valken
The CHAIRMAN. The members of the not risk its being raised higher. burg to Camden, in which the concurrence of
The amendment was disagreed to.
committee reporting the bill are first entitled the House was requested.
to the floor to move amendments to perfect the Also, an act (H. R. No. 255) making appro
The Clerk read as follows:
bill. priations for the construction, preservation,
On band, hoop, and sheet iron, thinner than namber eighteen vire gauge, plate iron, less than one
Mr. GARFIELD. I move to amend by and repairs of certain fortifications and other eigbth of an inch in thickness, and cut nails and inserting after the word “boilers," where it works of defense for the year ending June 30, spikes, not including nails, tacks, brads, or finishing first occurs in the paragraph, the words "and 1857, with an amendment, in which the con
nails, usually put up and sold in papers, whether in on railroad cars.
papers or otherwise, a tax of five dollars per ton : currence of the House was requested. Provided. That rods. bands. hoops. sheets plates
The amendment was agreed to.