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that the Senate have just ratified a new treaty views by which I was governed in regard to additional expense from honest and correct giving that consent is strong if not conclusive | this bill. The bill is sent to us from the Sen- motives. Now, from the debate all around evidence of the fact that there is such a pro- ate with an appropriation of $78,000, which, me, I had been led to suppose that the Secre vision.

it is alleged, is a deficiency under existing | tary of the Interior had ordered this expendiMr. MAYNARD. I wish the gentleman laws, for which Congress is obliged to appro- ture in order to get this land surveyed ready would turn to it.

priate money. We tind that it is no deficiency. for the treaty which these speculators have had Mr. BUTLER. I will turn to it when I get We find that the Secretary of the Interior, | made. Now, if that inference from that debate through and satisfy the gentleman. I say that without authority of law, for some purpose, is incorrect, and the Secretary of the Interior upon this matter the whole question is now to probably a good one, known to himself, made ordered this survey from correct motives, I be determined whether we are to hold our con: a contract with a party from Iowa with regard would like to know it. trol over the expenditures of the Government to the survey of lands. It was done without Mr. BUTLER. As we are to open up this or not. If this gentleman has got a claim for authority of law, and it was his business to whole subject-and it is very necessary to open fifteen or eighteen thousand dollars, let him go know that when be made the contract. The it up, as two members of the Committee on to the Committee of Claims, and if he shows a bill when it came from the Senate was sent to Appropriations have said that they were not just one I will vote for it; but my proposition | the Committee op Appropriations. The Com- présent when this matter was passed upon by is that you shall not force through an appro- mittee found there was no law authorizing this ibe committee-I am quite ready to agree with priation of $78,000 by the Senate on the pre- || appropriation to be made, and they directed my colleague on the committee, [Mr. Washtense of paying an honest man $18,000 out of it. this report to be made, as I supposed, unani- BURNE, of Illinois,) and let this bill be recom.

Again, sir, I want another principle tested mously. I did not suppose the gentleman mitted.
just here, and I would not take up the time of from Maine [Mr. BLAINE) was opposed to it, Mr. BLAINE. That is right.
the House if it were not a very inportant mat-
but I understand now that he was.

Mr. BUTLER. For the purpose of enabling ter. I want it understood whether the Senate Mr. SPALDING. Yes; and there is an- me, when this matter comes up again, to of the United States, and the President of the other member of the committee here who

answer every question the gentleman from 'l'enUnited States, can control the expenditures knew noihing about it.

nessee (Mr. MAYNARD] and every other genof this Government, without the consent of this Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. There was tleman may ask me--and let the right prevail

, House, by treaties? If they can, there is an end a majority of the committee, and there was no for I want to have this thing thoroughly ventito this Government in the form in which it was objection to the report made by the gentleman lated--I move that this bill be recommitted to first launched by our fathers. If they can from Massachusetts (Mr. BUTLER] that there the Committee on Appropriations; and upon properly, as it is claimed, appropriate $ 20,000 was no authority of law for this. The question is, that motion I call for the previous question. under the Osage treaty they can appropriate || is the Ilouse to pass upon this question in this The previous question was seconded and $2,000,000; if they can appropriate $2,000,- way? This is nothing but a private claim. If the main question was ordered ; and under the 000, then they can appropriate $7,500,000 for this man bas dove the work let him go with his operation thereof, the motion to recommit was Alaska; if they can appropriate $7.500.000 account before the Committee of Claims; let him agreed to. for Alaska, they can appropriate $7,500,000 introduce his testimony there, and let thai comfor St. Thomas; and if they can appropriate mittee report upon the cluim. But to come in

INDIAN COMMISSION APPROPRIATION. $7,500,000 for St. Thomas, they can appro- here urder the guise of a deficiency, when there Mr. BUTLER. I bave also been instructed priate $1,000,000,000 for Mexico.

is no deficiency, and undertake to load down by the Committee on Appropriations to report Mr. HIGBY. Will the gentleman allow me our appropriation bill with $78,000, I say is an another bill, which I ask to have considered at to ask him a question ?

outrage. I ask gentlemen where they expect this time. Mr. BUTLER. I will yield for a question to land if they go on with appropriations day Mr. HOLMAN. I desire to reserve the point simply, after day in this way, if the Committee on of order, that, being an appropriation bill

, it Mr. HIGBY. I would ask the gentleman if | Appropriations are to be overruled in this way, must receive its first consideration in Com. the Committee on Appropriations have not and if every effort for economy which we make mittee of the Whole. been asking Congress to appropriate money is to be nullified by the House?

Mr. BUTLER. I hope the gentleman will under treaties made with Indians all through

Mr. ALLISON. I wish to ask the gentle. reserve his point of order until I can make a this session, and if they do not do it every ses

man if it is not the fact that this money is now statement in regard to the bill. sion of Congress--treaties made by the Execu- in the Treasury, as proceeds of the sales of Mr. HOLMAN. I will do so. tive and sanctioned by the Senate without these identical lands so surveyed? And before The bill (H. R. No. 1218) appropriating regard to the House ?

the gentleman answers that question, I wish to money to sustain the Indian commission, and Mr. BUTLER. Certainly we have, and so say that I know nothing about any portion of to carry out treaties made thereby, was then much the worse for us. I agree that we have, this bill, except the amount I have spoken of; | read a first and second time. and we have felt ourselves obliged to do it. and I knew nothing of that until a few days Mr. BUTLER.' If the gentleman from In. But that is another question. The question ago, when this man came to my room and diana (Mr. Holman) insists upon his point of here is whether the Senate can say we shall | explained his case fully to me.

order, of course this bill must first be considuppropriate so much money. I say no, and the Mr. WASHBURNĚ, of Illinois. I know ered in Committee of the Whole. But I desire moment this House gives up its control over nothing about these parties. It seems that not to make a statement to show that the present this matter we might as well give up all con: only one but more are interested in this case. condition of the public business requires that trol over the expenditures, because by a reci. And because my friend from lowa [Mr. Alli- this bill should be passed at once, procity treaty with any nation the Senate can son] has a constituent interested in it, he comes This bill proposes to appropriate $150,000 control all our revenues and by another treaty in here and asks us to appropriate $78,000 in to aid the Indian peace commission, to defray they can control all our expenditures and this this bill.

their expanses, and to meet the obligations of House becomes substantially useless as the Mr. ALLISON. I do not ask any such the treaties which they are now making with constitutional keeper of the taxes of the thing. I only ask that this bill shall be recom- certain Indians, among which are the Navajoes, people.

mitted to the Committee on Appropriations, whom they have been able to have removed. Mr. MAYNARD. Will the gentleman tell and that they shall examine the case.

I report this bill in response to a desire ex• me how it is possible for the nation to make Mr. WASHBURNE, of Nlinois. Very well. pressed by General Sherman and the peace contracts with another nation ?

Then I will suggest to my colleague on the commission, who have sent a special messenger Mr. BUTLER. No, sir; I will not go into Committee on Appropriations (Mr. Butler] to here to say that many hundreds of thoasands that.

let this bill take that course ; to let it go back of dollars can be saved to this Government by Mr. MAYNARD. Will he tell me if he to the Committee on Appropriations, and let making a small appropriation to carry out the thinks it possible for us to deal in this way with us have a thorough sifting of this whole matter tbe powerful nations of the earth without involv. in connection with this extraordinary treaty

arrangements that they are now making with

the western Indians to prevent a war. In order ing ourselves at once in war and international concerning the Osage and Cherokee lands. And to give them the means to carry out such an complications?

let the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom arrangement the Committee on Appropriations Mr. BUTLER. When we get to be so poor the message of the President upon the subject have directed me to report this bill. This money and so weak as to have, in dealing with the was referred yesterday, with power to send for is to be expended only to carry out the operaother nations of the world, to pay tribute to persons and papers, let them examine the tions of the Indian commission who are now them by treaty to keep them good-natured, then whole question, and let us get to the bottom dealing with the Indians on the Plains. I am for fighting. But I deny that we are under of it.

If the gentleman from Indiana is not satisobligations to any nation on the earth to make Mr. BLAINE. That is all that has been fied with this explanation, then this bill must any treaty to pay money, and it is wholly against asked.

go to the Committee of the Whole. the theory of this Government that we should Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Very well ; Mr. HOLMAN. I think this bill had better he making treaties to pay money. We have let us get to the bottom of it.

go to the Committee of the Whole. been making treaties with the Indians to do Mr. SCOFIELD. I desire to ask the gen- Mr. BUTLER. Then I move that this bill what? To take care of them and to buy their tleman from Massachusetts [Mr. BUTLER) a be referred to the Committee of the Whole on lands; and a more iniquitous system never was question.

the state of the Union, and that it be printed. heard of. I yield now to the gentleman from Mr. BUTLER. Very well.

The motion was agreed to. Illinois, (Mr. WASHBURNE.)

Mr. SCOFIELD. I understand the gentleMr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I only man from Illinois (Mr. WASHBURNE] to say

Mr. BUTLER. I ask consent of the House

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Mr. SCHENCK. I object to that. I am granting a pension to Kate Higgins, of Louis

BARBARA WEISSE. willing that it should be made the special order ville, Kentucky; which was read a first and Mr. BURR, from the same committee, also after the tax bill has been acted upon in com- second time.

reported a bill (H. R. No. 1226) granting a mittee.

The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior pension to Barbara Weisse; which was read a Dr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. The gen. to place upon the pension-roll, subject to the first and second time. tleman can move on Monday next to suspend provisions and limitations of the pension laws,

The question was upon ordering the bill to the rules for the purpose of making this bill a the name of Kate Higgins, of Louisville, | be engrossed and read a third time. special order,

Kentucky, the widow of John Higgins, for- The bill, which was read, provides that the The SPEAKER. There is one motion to merly a private in company F, twenty-eighth | Secretary of the Interior be authorized and suspend the rules now pending, submitted by the regiment of Kentucky infantry, to receive a

directed to place on the pension-roll the name gentleman from Massachusetts, (Mr. Eliot,] | pension as such widow, commencing Novem

of Barbara Weisse, widow of Michael Weisse, which will come up on Monday next the first ber 11, 1865. tbing after the morning hour. The bill was ordered to be engrossed and

laie a private of company K, ninth regiment

Michigan infantry, to receive a pension, to Mr. BUTLER. I give notice that on Mon:

read a third time; and being engrossed, it was date from January 1, 1865. day next I will move to suspend the rules, in

accordingly read the third time, and passed. The bill was ordered to be engrossed and order that this bill may be then considered,

Mr. BURR moved to reconsider the vote | read a third time; and being engrossed, it was by which the bill was passed ; and also moved accordingly read the third time, and passed.

that the motion to reconsider be laid on the Mr. BURR moved to reconsider the vote Mr. SCHENCK. It is now after three table. o'clock. I ask unanimous consent that the

by which the bill was passed; and also moved The latter motion was agreed to.

that the motion to reconsider be laid on the morning hour for to-day may be dispensed

REGULATION OF JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.

table.
with.

The latter motion was agreed to.
Mr. BENJAMIN and others objected.
Mr. WOODWARD, by unanimous consent,

MARGARET FILSON.
Mr.SCHENCK. Cannot the morning hour | introduced a bill (H. R. No. 1219) amendatory
be dispensed with by a majority vote?

of an act entitled "An act relating to habeas Mr. BURR, from the same committee, also The SPEAKER. That requires unanimous corpus, and regulating judicial proceedings in reported a bill (H. R. No. 1223) granting a consent. The private business may be set certain cases, and for other purposes;” which pension to Margaret Filson; which was read 8 aside by a majority vote ; but should that be was read a first and second time.

first and second time. done, then the order would be the call of com

Mr. STEVENS, of New Hampshire. I ask The question was upon ordering the bill to mittees for reports of a public nature. that the bill be reported.

be engrossed and read a third time. Mr. BURR. I cannot yield for that purpose. The bill was read at length. It directs the ORDER FOR AN EVENING SESSION.

Mr. WOODWARD. It relates to common Secretary of the Interior to place on the penMr. SCHENCK. As the morning hour carriers in the southern States.

sion-roll, subject to the provisions and limitmust go on, we can hardly get into Committee Mr. STEVENS, of New Hampshire. I do ations of the pension laws, the name of Marof the Whole on the tax bill before half past not object.

garet Filson, widow of George W. Filson, late four o'clock. I will therefore move that there The bill was referred to the Committee on a private of company K, ninety-seventh regibe an evening session this evening at nalf past the Judiciary.

ment Indiana volunteers, to receive a pension, seven o'clock, for the consideration of the

SARAH J. ROGERS.

to bear date from the 1st of January, 1866. internal tax bill in Committee of the Whole.

The bill was ordered to be engrossed and
Mr. RANDALL. Is it to be with the under:
Mr. BURR, from the Committee on Invalid

read a third time; and being engrossed, it was standing that no business is to be transacted

Pensions, reported a bill (H. R. No. 1221) this evening except the consideration of the granting a pension to Sarah J. Rogers; which accordingly read the third tine, and passed.

Mr. BORR moved to reconsider the vote tax bill in Committee of the Whole ? was read a first and second time.

by which the bill was passed; and also moved The SPEAKER. That would require unaniThe question was upon ordering the bill to

that the motion to reconsider be laid on the be engrossed and read a third time.

table. *Mr. RANDALL. I must object to an evenThe bill was read at length. It directs the

The latter motion was agreed to. ing session, unless such an arrangement can

Secretary of the Interior to place on the pen

sion-roll, subject to the provisions and limitaThe SPEAKER. The motion is that the

tions of the pension laws, the name of Sarah Mr. BURR, from the same committee, House shall meet at half past seven o'clock

Jane Rogers, widow of Hugh J. Rogers, late a reported a bill (H. R. No. 1224,) granting a this evening in Committee of the whole for private in the fiftieth regiment Ohio volunteers, pension to Jane E. Rogers ; which was read a the consideration of the tax bill. Such an to receive a pension, commencing the 224 of first and second time.

It directs the Secretary of the Interior to order can be made by a majority vote. There June, 1865. probably will be no other business transacted,

The bill was ordered to be engrossed and place on the pension-roll, subject to the proas there is usually no quorum present at an

read a third time, and being engrossed, it was visions and limitations of the pension laws, the evening session when the House comes out of

accordingly read the third time, and passed. name of the applicant, widow of James B. Committee of the Whole. And any member Mr. BURR moved to reconsider the vote Rogers, late captain in company C, sixty-fourth

regiment United States colored troops, comcan then call for a division upon any question, | by which the bill was passed ; and also moved and if no quorum is present no business can that the motion to reconsider be laid on the mencing July 1, 1864. table.

The bill was then ordered to be engrossed and The motion of Mr. SCHECK for an evening The latter motion was agreed to.

read a third time; and being engrossed, it was session was then agreed to.

accordingly read the third time, and passed.

Mr. BURR moved to reconsider the vote ORDER OF BUSINESS.

On motion of Mr. BURR, the Committee | by which the bill was passed; and also moved The SPEAKER. The morning hour has on Invalid Pensions were discharged from the that the motion to reconsider be laid on the

table. now.commenced. This being private bill day, I further consideration of the petition of Hannah the first business in order is the call of com

Moore; and the same was laid on the table. The latter motion was agreed to. mittees for reports of a private nature, com

CATHARINE GINSLER.

DANIEL FULLER. mencing with the Committee on Invalid Pensions, where the call rested on Saturday last.

Mr. BURR, from the same committee, also Mr. BURR, from the same committee, re

reported a bill (H. R. No. 1222) granting a ported adversely on the petition of Daniel MICHAEL HENNESSEY.

pension to Catharine Ginsler; which was read Fuller, of Potter county, Pennsylvania ; which The SPEAKER. The pending question is a first and second time.

was laid on the table. upon Senate bill No. 280, for ihé relief of The question was upon ordering the bill to

PATRICK COLLINS. Michael Hennessey, of Platte county, Misbe engrossed and read a third tine.

Mr. BURR, from the same committee, resouri , which was reported from the Committee

The bill was read at length. It directs the on Invalid Pensions on Saturday last, by the Secretary of the Interior to place on the pen.

ported a bill (H. R. No. 1225) granting a pen

sion to Patrick Collins; which was read a first en de man from West Virginia, (Mr. Polsley, 1 sion-roll, subject to the provisions and limita

and second time. and was pending when the morning hour extions of the pension laws, the name of Catha

It directs the Secretary of the Interior to pired. The bill has been amended, and the

rine Ginsler, the widowed mother of John question is upon the third reading of the bill, Ginsler, late of company I, one hundred and

place on the pension-roll, subject to the pro

visions and limitations of the pension laws, the The bill was then read the third time, and forty-ninth regiment Pennsylvania volunteers,

name of Patrick Collins, of Dayton, Ohio, to passed.

commencing the 29th of June, 1864. Mr. POLSLEY moved to reconsider the

The bill was then ordered to be engrossed receive a pension at the rate of ten dollars per vote by which the bill was passed ; and also

and read a third time; and being engrossed, | month, commencing January 1, 1868. moved that the notion to reconsider be laid on it was accordingly read the third time, and

Mr. HOLMAN. The bill ought to state the company and regiment to which he belonged.

Mr. BCRR. Let it be amended in that par-
The latter motion was agreed to.
Mr. BURR moved to reconsider the vote

ticular.
by which the bill was passed ; and also moved
KATE HIGGINS.

The amendment was agreed to.
that the notion to reconsider be laid on the
Mr. BURR, from the Comunittee on Invalid table.

The bill, as amended, was ordered to be Pensions, reported a bill (H. R. No. 1220) The latter motion was agreed to.

engrossed and read a third time; and being

be made.

JANE E. ROGERS.

be done.

IIANNAH MOORE.

the table.

passed.

engrossed, it was accordingly read the third to place upon the pension roll, subject to the pension to John Morley; which was read a time, and passed.

provisions and limitations of the pension laws, first and second tiine. Mr. BURR moved to reconsider the vote the vame of Anua II. Pratt, widow of Whee. The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior by which the bill was passed; and also moved lock Pratt, late major fifty-fifth regiment Mias- to place on the pension-roli, subject to the that the motion to reconsider be laid on the sachusetts infantry, and pay her a pension as provisions and limitations of the pension laws, table.

the widow of a captaiu, commencing Decem- ihe name of John Morley, late a private in The latter inotion was agreed to. ber 30, 1866.

company I, seventh regiment New Ilampshire The bill was ordered to be engrossed and volunteers. WILLIAM HCTCUINGS,

read a third time; and being engrossed, it was The bill was ordered to be engrossed and Mr. BURR, from the same committee, re- accordingly read the third time, and passed. read a third time; and being engrossed, it was ported adversely on the bill (H. R. No. 508) Mr. POLSLEY moved to reconsider the accordingly read ihe third time, and passed. granting a pension to William Hutchings, a vote by which the bill was passed; and also Mr. POLSLEY moved to reconsider the soldier in the war for the suppression of the moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the vote by which the bill was passed; and also rebellion, and the same was laid on the table. Lable.

moved that the motion to reconsider be laid MARGARET ANN WALLACE. The latter motion was agreed to.

on the table. Mr. BURR, from the same committee, re

CUITLDREY OF DAVID **. EDWARDS.

The latter motion was agreed to. ported a bill (H. R. No. 1227) granting a Mr. POLSLEY, from the same coinmittee,

RUTE BARTON. pension to Margaret Ann Wallace, with an reported back, with a recommendation that it Mr. POLSLEY, from the same committee, amendinent in the nature of a substitute. do pass, the bill (S. No. 424) granting a pen- | reported a bill (H. R. No. 1232) granting a

The substitute was read. It directs the Sec. sion to Bartlet and Carrie Edwards, children | pension to Ruth Barton ; which was read a first retary of the Interior to place on the pension- | of David W. Edwards, deceased.

and second time. roll the name of the applicant, widow of the The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior The bill authorizes and directs the Secretary late Brigadier General W. H. L. Wallace, for to place upon the pension-roll the names of of the Interior to place on the pension-roll

, a pension at the rate of fifiy dollars per month Barilet and Carrie Edwards, children under subjeet to the provisions and limitations of the from the 10th of April, 1862. It further sixteen years of age of David W. Edwards, pension laws, the name of Ruth Burton, widow provides that the pension heretofore allowed | deceased, and pay them or their legally-ap- of Albert G. Barton, late a hospital steward in to the said widow under the general law be pointed guardian a pension at the rate of fitteen the United States Army, the pension to date discontinued.

dollars a month from the 13th of October, froin April 7, 1865. Mr. HOLMAN. I see this pension is fifty 1864, until they slrall respectively attain the The bill was ordered to be engrossed and dollars a inonth. It makes an exception. There age of sixteen years.

read a tbird time, and being engrossed, it was ought to be some uniform rule on the subject. The bill was ordered to a third reading; and accordingly read the ihird time, and passed. The general law allows only thirty dollars a was accordingly read the third time, and passed. Mr. POLSLEY moved to reconsider the month.

Mr. POLSLEY inoved to reconsider the vote vote by which the bill was passed ; and also Mr. COOK. If the gentleman will examine | by which the bill was passed; and also moved moved that the motion to reconsider be laid he will find it to be the fact that in every case that the motion to reconsider be laid on the on the table. where a brigadier general has been killed on table.

The latter motion was agreed to. the battle-tield, as was General Wallace, the The latter motion was agreed to,

WILLIAN F. MOSES. pension granted by special law to the widow

JAMES A. GUTIIRIE. has been titty dollars a inonth. There are five

Mr. POLSLEY. from the same coinmittee, such rises, and this is the last one that can be

Mr. POLSLEY, from the same committee, reported a bill (H. R. No. 1233) granting a affected by this rule. I have made the exam

reported back, with the recommendation that it pension to Willinin F. Moses; which was read ination, and I understand that to be the fact.

do pass, a bill (S. No. 420) granting a pension a first and second time. Nr. HULMAN. All I wanted was to be to James A. Guthrie.

The bill authorizes and directs the Secretary informed of that fact. I have no objection. The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior of the Interior to place on the pension-roll

, I will inquire if the name of Brigadier Gen

to place upon the pension-roll the name of James subject to the provisions and limitations of the eral P. A. Hackleman is included in any of

A. Guthrie, of lowa, a private in company pension laws, ihe name of Williain F. Moses, these acts.

A, sixteenth regiment Illinois volunteers in the late of company A, seventy-second Indiana volMr. BURR. It does not appear on this list.

war with Mexico, and pay him a peusion at unteers, the pension to date froin June 6, 1865.

the rate of fifteen dollars a month from the Mr. COOK. I cannot tellibe names of all,

The bill was ordered to be engrossed and but I know the names of five.

6th day of June, 1866, to continue during his read a third time; and being engrossed, it was

natural life, Mr. HOLIAN. I give notice that I will

accordingly read the third tive, and passed. introduce a bill covering that case.

The bill was ordered to a third reading; and Mr. POLSLEY moved to reconsider the The bill, as amended, was ordered to be it was accordingly read the third time, and vote by which the bill was passed ; and also engrossed and read a third time; and being passed.

moved that the motion to reconsider be laid

Mr. POLSLEY moved to reconsider the vote engrossed, it was accordingly read the third

on the table. by which the bill was passed; and also moved time, and passed.

The latter motion was agreed to.
Mr. BURR moved to reconsider the vote

that the motion to reconsider be laid on the
table.

LUCRETIA GARDNER.
by which the bill was passed ; and also moved
that the motion to reconsider be laid on the

The latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. POLSLEY, from the same conmittee, table.

ADVERSE REPORTS.

reported adversely upon the petition of LucreThe latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. POLSLEY, from the same committee,

tia Gardner, for a pension ; which was laid on

the table.
JOANNA L. SHAT.
made adverse reports on the petitions of F. A.

FREDERICA BRIELJAYER.
Mr. POLSLEY, from the Committee on

Liebschutz, for increase of pension, Rufus
Richmond, late a private in the twenty-ninth

Mr. POLSLEY, from the same committee,
Invalid Pensions, reported a bill (H. R. No.
Illinois volunteers, and Ira McIntyre; and the

reported a bill (H. R. No. 1234) granting a 1228) granting a pension to Joanna L. Shaw; same were severally laid on the table.

pension to l'rederica Brielmayer; which was which was read a first and second time.

read a first and second timne. It directs the Secretary of the Interior to

The bill authorizes and directs the Secretary place on the pension-roll, subject to the pro- Mr. POLSLEY, from the same committee, visions and limitations of the pension laws, the reported a bill (H. R. No. 1230) granting a

of the Interior to place on the pension-roll, name of the applicant, widow of John E. | pension to Hannah K. Cook; which was read

subject to the provisions and limitations of the

pension laws, 'the name of Frederica BrielShaw, late a private in company E, fourteenth a first and second time.

mayer, widow of William Brielmayer, late a regiment Maine volunteers, and pay her a The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior private of company H, second reg ment Obio pension of seventeen dollars per month in lieu to place on the pension-roll, subject to the heavy artillery of the pension she has been receiving, coin- provisions and limitations of the pension laws, The bill was ordered to be engrossed and mencing August 17, 1862.

ibe name of Hannah K. Cook, widow of John The bill was ordered to be engrossed and

read a third time; and being engrossed, it was N. Cook, late second lieutenant in the one read a third time; and being engrossed, it was

accordingly read' the third iime and passed. hundred and nineteenth regiment Pennsylva- Mr. POLSLEY moved to reconsider the accordingly read the third time, and passed. nia volunteers, commencing July 28, 1865. vote by which the bill was passed ; and also

Mr. POLSLEY moved to reconsider the vote The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read moved that the motion to reconsider be laid by which the bill was passed; and also moved a third time; and being engrossed, it was on the table. that the motion to reconsider be laid on the accordingly read the third time, and passed. The latter motion was agreed to. table.

Mr. POLSLEY moved to reconsider the vote
The latter motion was agreed to.
by which the bill was passed ; and also moved

JOUANNAI CONNELLY.
ANNA H. PRATT.
that the motion to reconsider be laid on the

Mr. POLSLEY, from the same committee, table.

reported a bill (H. R. No. 1235) grariting & Mr. POLSLEY, from the same committee, The latter motion was agreed to.

pension to Johannah Connelly; which was reported a bill (H. R. No. 1229) granting á

read a first and second time.

JOHN MORLEY. pension to Anna H. Pratt; which was read a

The bill authorizes and directs the Secretary first and second time.

Mr. POLSLEY, from the same committee, The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior Il reported a bill (H. R. No. 1231) granting a

of the luterior to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the

IIANXAII K. COOK.

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HEIRS OF JAMES COX.

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pension laws, the name of Johannah Connelly, volunteers, and John Griffin, late a private of vote by which the bill was passed ; and also
mother of Eugene Connelly, late a private in company H, seventeenth regiment Wisconsin moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on
company E, twentieth regiment Massachusetts volunteers; the pension to be at the rate of the table.
volunteers, the pension to date from Novem- eight dollars per month, and to continue dur- The latter motion was agreed to.
ber 5, 1864.

ing his natural life.
The bill was then ordered to be engrossed The bill was ordered to be engrossed and
and read a third time; and being engrossed, it || read a third time; and being engrossed, it was

Mr. BENJAMIN, from the same cominit was accordingly read the third time, and passed. accordingly read a third time and passed.

tee, also reported adversely upon the following Mr. POLSLEY moved to reconsider the vote Mr. BENJAMIN moved to reconsider the

cases; and the same were laid on the table, by which the bill was passed ; and also moved vote by which the bill was passed; and also

and the reports ordered to be printed : that the motion to reconsider be laid on the moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on

Petition of James Supple, company K, eighth
table.
the table.

United States infantry;
The latter motion was agreed to.
The latter motion was agreed to.

Petition of Mary Brown; and

Petition of Rebecca Scott.
MINOR CHILDREN OF MICHAEL TRAVIS.

MARGARET LEWIS.
Mr. POLSLEY, from the same committee

Mr. BENJAMIN, from the same committee,
reported a bill (H. R. No. 1240) granting a

Mr. BENJAMIN, from the same com reported a bill (H. R. No. 1236) granting a

ommittee, pension to the minor children of Michael

pension to Margaret Lewis; which was read also reported a bill (H. R. No. 1243) granting Travis ; which was read a first and second a first and second time.

å pension to William 0. Dodge; which was time.

The bill authorizes and directs the Secretary read a first and second time.
The bill authorizes and directs the Secretary
of the Interior to place on the pension-roll,

The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior
of the Interior to place on the pension-roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the to place upon the pension-roll, subject to the
subject to the provisions and limitations of the || pension laws, the name of Margaret Lewis, 1 provisions and limitations of the pension laws,
pension laws, the name of Michael Travis, late
inother of John B. Lewis, who arred in coin.

the name of William 0. Dodge, of Kingston, à private in company I, seventy-fourth regi. pany A, twelfth regiment Connecticut volun- Caldwell county, Missouri, late a member of ment Ohio volunteers, the pension to date from teers, under the name of Clarence L. Inger. || the Missouri home guard. February 16, 1864. soll; the pension to be at the rate of eight

The bill was ordered to be engrossed and The bill was ordered to be engrossed and dollars per month, to date from April 27, 1863,

read a third time; and being engrossed, it was read a third time; and being engrossed, it was

and to continue during her widowhood. accordingly read the third time, and passed. accordingly read the third time, and passed. The bill wag ordered to be engrossed and

Mr. BENJAMIN, moved to reconsider the Mr. POLSLEY moved to reconsider the vote read a third time; and being engrossed, it was

vote by which the bill was passed; and also by which the bill was passed ; and also moved accordingly read the third time, and passed.

moved that the motion to reconsider be laid that the motion to reconsider be laid on the

Mr. BENJAMIN moved to reconsider the on the table.
table.
vote by which the bill was passed ; and also

The latter motion was agreed to.
The latter motion was agreed to.

moved that the notion to reconsider be laid
on the table.

Mr. POLSLEY, from the same committee,
The latter motion was agreed to.
Mr. POLSLEY, from the same committee,

also reported a bill (H. R. No. 1241) granting JOSEPII JASON.

a pension to the widow and minor children of reported a bill (H. R. No. 1237) granting a

Mr. BENJAMIN, from the same committee, Solomon Gause; which was read a first and pension to the widow and minor children of James Cox; which was read a first and second

reported adversely upon the petition of Joseph second time. time. Mason, late of company E, sixth l'nited States The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior

to place upon the pension-roll, subject to the The bill authorizes and directs the Secretary | infantry, for a pension; which was laid on the table.

provisions and limitations of the pension laws, of the Interior to place on the pension-roll,

MRS. ANNA BAGLEY.

the name of Mary D. Gause, widow and misubject to the provisions and limitations of the

nor children of Solomon Gause, late of compension laws, the names of the widow, Agnes Mr. BENJAMIN, from the same committee,

pany D, sixty-fifth regiment Ohio volunteers, Cox, and the minor children of James Cox, reported adversely upon the petition of Mrs. commencing September 11, 1805. late of company B, first regiment Ohio heavy Anna Bagley, for a pension; which was laid

The bill was ordered to be engrossed for a artillery, the pension to date from January 10, on the table.

third reading; and being engrossed, it was II ARRIET E. IIAINES.

accordingly read the third time, and passed. The bill was ordered to be engrossed and Mr. BENJAMIN, from the same committee, Mr. POLSLEY moved to reconsider the read a third tiine; and being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time, and passed.

reported adversely upon the petition of Har: vote by which the bill was passed ; and also

riet E. Haines; which was laid on the table. moved that the motion to reconsider be laid Mr. POLSLEY moved to recóusider the vote

on the table.

MARY BROWN. by which the bill was passed; and also moved

The latter motion was agreed to. that ihe motion to reconsider be laid on the

Mr. BENJAMIN, from the same committee, table.

reported a bill (II. R. No. 1211) granting a The latter motion was agreed to.

pension to Mrs. Mary Brown; which was read Mr. POLSLEY, from the same committee, å first and second time.

also reported back Senate bill No. 322, grantLAVINIA A, GITTINGS.

The bil directs the Secretary of the Interior ing a pension to Sherman H. Cowles, with tho Mr. POLSLEY, from the same committee, to place upon the pension-roli, subject to the recommendation that it do pass. It was read reported a bill (H. R. No. 1288) granting a provisions and limitations of the pension laws, a first and second time. pension to Lavinia A. Gittings, mother of An. the name of Mrs. Mary Brown, widow of William The bill was read at length. It authorizer drew J. Gittings; which was read a first and Brown, company E, thirty-seventh lowa vol. and directs the Secretary of the Interior to second time.

unteers, at the rate of eight dollars per month, place the name of Sherman H. Cowles, late a The bill authorizes and directs the Secretary to commence on the 3d day of April, 1863, and

private in company E, nineteenth regiment of the Interior to place ou the pension-roll, to continue during her widowhood.

Connecticut volunteers, on the pension-roll, at subject to the provisions and limitations of the The bill was ordered to be engrossed and the rate of eight dollars per month, to compension laws, the name of Lavinia A. Gittings, re a third time; and being engrossed, it was mence from the 18th day of May, 1863, and to mother of Andrew J. Gittings, late of Pat- accordingly read the third time, and passed.

continue during his natural life. nam's rangers, first Maryland cavalry, the peuMr. BENJAMIN moved to reconsider the

The bill was ordered to a third reading; and sion to date from Marcli 4, 1862.

vote by which the bill was passed ; and also it was accordingly read the third time, and The bill was ordered to be engrossed and moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on passed. read a third time; and being engrossed, it was the table.

Mr. POLSLEY moved to reconsider the accordingly read the third time, and passed.. The latter motion was agreed to.

vote by which the bill was passed ; and also Mr. POLSLEY moved to reconsider the vote

moved that the motion to reconsider be laid by which the bill was passed ; and also moved

on the table. that the motion to reconsider be laid on the Mr. BENJAMIN, from the same committee,

The latter motion was agreed to. table. also reported a bill (H. R. No. 1242) granting

WILLIAM BLACK.
The latter motion was agreed to.

a pension to Esther Fisk; which was read å
first and second time.

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Massachusetts, from
OWEN GRIFFIN.
The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior

the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions and Mr. BENJAMIN, from the same committee, to place upon the pension-roll

, subject to the

the War of 1812, reported back Senate bill reported a bill (H. R. No. 1239) granting a provisions and limitations of the pension laws, No. 388, for the

relief of William Black, a sol. pension to Owen Griffin; which was read a the name of Esther Fisk, widow of John D.

dier of the war of 1812, with the recommendafirst and second time. Fisk, late a private in the second New York

tion that it do not pass; and the same was laid The bill authorizes and directs the Secretary veteran cavalry, commencing November 20,

on the table. of the Interior to place on the pension-roll, 1864.

OROVILLE AND VIRGINIA CITY RAILROAD. subject to the provisions and limitations of the The bill was ordered to be engrossed and pension laws, the name of Owen Griffin, foster | read a third time; and being engrossed, it was Mr. PRICE. I am instructed by the Com. father of James Griffia, late a private of com.

accordingly read the third time, and passed. mittee on the Pacific Railroad to report back pany B, twenty-second regiment Wisconsin

Mr. BENJAMIN moved to reconsider the ll House bill No. 332, granting the right of way

1864.

SHERMAN H. COWLES.

ESTIIER FISK.

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over the public lands of the United States to the petitioner was in the act of preparing a fire The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior the Oroville and Virginia City Railroad Com- to make a dinner for the men, the shell being to place on the pension-roll, subject to the pany, a corporation, and to provide for its con- in the way, he attempted to remove it by a provisions and limitations of the pension laws, struction, and to move that it be referred to blow with an ax, when it exploded and caused ihe name of Mathew C. Griswold, late first the Committec on the Public Lands, the injury to lim.

lieutenant twentieth regiment New York cavThere was no objection, and it was ordered Mr. HOLMAN. Is fifteen dollars a month alry, commencing January 11, 1865. accordingly. the usual pension ?

The bill was ordered to be engrossed and Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts, moved Mr. MILLER. Yes, sir,

read a third time; and being engrossed, it was to reconsider the vote by which the bill was The bill was ordered to be read a third time; } accordingly read the third time, and passed. referred; and also moved that the motion to and it was accordingly read the third time, and Mr. VAN AERYAJ moved to reconsider . reconsider be laid on the table. passed.

the vote by which the bill was passed; and The latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. VAN AERNAM moved to reconsider also moved that the motion to reconsider be ADVERSE REPORTS.

the vote by which the bill was passed; and also laid on the table.

moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the The latter motion was agreed to. Mr. VAN AERNAM, from the Committee table. on Invalid Pensions, reported adversely on

WIDOW AND CHILDREN OF HIRAM HITCHCOCK.

The latter motion was agreed to. the following cases, and the same were laid on

Mr. VAN AERNAM, from the same com

CAROLINE AND MARGARET SWARTWOUT. the table: the petition of Ross O'Connor;

mittee, reported a bill (H. R. No. 1246) grant

Mr. VAN AERNAV, from the same com. the petition of John W. Hill; the memorial

ing a pension to the widow and minor children of James H. Smith; and the petition of Eliza

mittee, reported a bill (S. No. 344) grauting a of Hiram Hitchcock; which was read a first beth Murphy.

pension to Caroline and Margaret Swartwout, and second time,

with a recoinmendation that it do pass, ANN CORCORAN.

The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior Mr. VAN AERNAM, from the same com

to place upon the pension-roll, subject to the to place on the pension-roll the names of the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, mittee, reported a bill (S. No, 181) granting a

petitioners, sisters of Samuel Swartwout, late The names of the widow and minor children of pension to Aun Corcoran, with an amendment.

commodore in the United States Navy, and Hiram Hitchcock, Jate a hospital steward in The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior

pay to them, or to the survivor, a pension of the eighteenth regiment Wisconsiu volunteers, to place the name of Ann Corcoran, widow of thirty dollars per month, from the 15th of Feb.

commencing January 7, 1865. James Corcoran, late a private in company G, | ruary, 1867, during their joint lives, or the life Mr. HOLMAN. This seems to be giving a filih regiment New York volunteer infantry, of either of thein.

pension to the widow and children jointly." I and pay her a pension at the rate of eight dol. The latter motion was agreed to.

believe that is not usual. lars per month from the 27th of October, 1804, The report was read,

Mr. VAN AERNAY. The bill is drawn and continuing during her widowhood.

The bill was ordered to a third reading; and

correctly. The gentleman from Indiana will The amendment was to strike out the date

it was accordingly read the third time, and understand that there are no papers on file in and insert the 6th day of February, 1865, and passed.

the Pension Bureau designating the names of to add the words " subject to the provisions Mr. VAN AERNAM moved to reconsider

the children, as in an ordinary case of appeal. and limitations of the pension laws.

the vote by which the bill was, passed; and also This is an original case, and the bill is correct. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be read moved that the motion to reconsider be laid

Mr. HOLJAV. I move to insert after the a third time; and was accordingly read the on the table.

words " minor children” the words "under third time, and passed.

The latter motion was agreed to.

sixteen years of age.” Mr. VAN AERNAM moved to reconsider

GEORGE BENNETT.

Mr. VAN AERNAM. I have no objection the vote by which the bill was passed ; and

Mr. VAN AERNAM, from the same com

to that. also moved that the motion to reconsider be

The amendment was agreed to. mittee, reported back with an amendment the laid on the table.

bill (S. No. 425) granting a pension to George The bill was ordered to be engrossed and The latter motion was agreed to. Bennett.

read a third time; and being engrossed, it was CAROLINE E, TUOMAS,

The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior accordingly read the third time, and passed. Mr. VAN AERNAM, from the same com- to place upon the pension-roll the name of Mr. VAN AERNAM moved to reconsider mittee, reported a bill (S. No. 421) granting a George Bennett, late a private in company E, the vote by which the bill was passed; and pension to Caroline E. Thomas, with a recoin- sixth regiment Michigan cavalry volunteers,

also moved that the motion to reconsider be

laid on the table mendation that it do pass.

and pay him a pension at the rate of eight dolThe bill directs the Secretary of the Interior || lars a month, from the 7th of April, 1863.

The latter motion was agreed to. to place the name of the applicant on the pen- The amendment of the committee was to sion-roll and pay her a pension at the rate of strike out all after the word “pension," in line

Mr. VAN AERNAM, froin the same com. eight dollars per month from and after the pas. | eight, and insert in lieu thereof the words

mittee, reported a bill (H. R. No. 1247) grantsage of this act. "subject to the provisions and limitations of

ing a pension to Orlena Walters; which was the pension laws, commencing April 7, 1863." The bill was ordered to be read a third time;

read a first and second time. and it was accordingly read the third time, and The amendment was agreed to.

The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior passed.

The bill, as amended, was ordered to a third

to place upon the pension-roll, subject to the Mr. VAN AERNAM moved to reconsider reading; and it was accordingly read the third provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the vote by which the bill was passed; and || time, and passed.

Mr. VAN AERNAM moved to reconsider

the name of Orlena Walters, widow of Lieualso moved that the motion to reconsider be

tenant Elisha Walters, late of the seventh prolaid on the table.

the vote by which the bill was passed ; and
also moved that the motion to reconsider be commencing October 4, 1863.

visional regiment enrolled Missouri militia, The latter motion was agreed to. laid on the table.

The bill was ordered to be engrossed and
MICHAEL KELLEY,
The latter motion was agreed to.

read a third time; and being engrossed, it was Mr. VAN AERNAM, from the same com

ELLEN CURRY.

accordingly read the third time, and passed. mittee, reported a bill (S. No. 323) granting a

Mr. BEATTY, from the same committee, Mr. VAN AERNAM moved to reconsider pension to Michael Kelley, recommending that

reported back, with the recommendation that the vote by which the bill was passed ; and also it do pass.

it do pass, the bill (H. R. No. 945) granting a moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior

the table. to place the name of the applicant, late a pri- pension to Ellen Curry, widow of James Curry, vate in the first Vermont battery volunteers,

The latter motion was agreed to. The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior on the pension-roll at the rate of lifteen dollars

ELIZABETH RICHARDSON, to place upon the pension-roll, subject to the per month, to commence from and after the

Mr. VAN AERNAM, from the same como passage of this act, and to continue during his provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Ellen Curry, widow of James

mittee, also reported a bill (H. R. No. 1218) natural life. Mr. HOLMAN. This is above the usual Curry, late a private in company F, thirty granting a pension to Elizabeth Richardson; ninth regiment Ilinois in fantry volunteers.

which was read a first and second time. rate. I ask the report to be read. The bill was ordered to be engrossed and

The question was upon ordering the bill to The report was read. It states that the read a third time; and being engrossed, it was

be engrossed and read a third time. petitioner, while serving at the siege of Port accordingly read the third time, and passed.

The bill was read at length. It directs the Hudson on the 10th of December, 1863, was wounded by the explosion of a shell fired from

Mr. BEATTY moved to reconsider the vote Secretary of the Interior to place on the pen. by which the bill was passed ; and also moved

sion-roll, subject to the provisions and limitathe enemy, so as to render the amputation of that the motion to reconsider be laid on the beth Richardson, widow of William Richardson:

tions of the pension laws, the name of Elizabis leg necessary. The application for a pen

table. sion was refused by the Department. The

The latter motion was agreed to.

late a private in company I, fifth regiment circumstances of the case were that when the battery to which he was attached were pitching

MATHEW C. GRISWOLD.

Kentucky cavalry, commencing February 20,

1865. their camps they found the shell lying on the

Mr. VAN AERNAM, from the same como

The bill was ordered to be engrossed and ground; and being regarded as entirely harm- mittee, reported a bill (H. R. No. 1245) grantless it was used to hitch horses to by means ing a pension to Mathew C. Griswold; which accordingly read the third time, and passed.

read a third time; and being engrossed, it was of a bolt driven into the fuse hole; and while was read a first and second time.

Mr. VĂŃ AERNAM moved to reconsider

ORLENA WALTERS.

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