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court of the District of Columbia, or anyjudge thercof, | Committee on Finance, and ordered to be here. Besides, the gentleman from Jassachu. shall have jurisdiction to enforce, by mondamus or printed.

setts (Mr. HooPER] is not present. As this is otherwise, the right of any person holdingthe certificate mentioned in the first section of this act; and

Mr. SHERJAN asked, and by unanimous a privileged matter the gentleman from Pennthe action of said court in relation thereto shall be consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. sylvania (Mr. RANDALL] can call it up at any final.

No. 544) to provide for a board of commis- time. I move to strike from this last clause all

sioners for the District of Columbia ; which Mr. RANDALL. I am advised by the after the word "act."

was read twice by its title, referred to the Speaker that this is the only time in the day Mr. HARLAN. I see no objection to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and when I can call the matter up. Senator's amendment. ordered to be printed.

Mr. HOOPER, of Massachusetts, here enMr. HENDRICKS. Very well.

Mr. ANTHONY submitted an amendment tered the Hall and said: I withdraw the moThe amendment was agreed to.

intended to be proposed to the bill (H. R. No. tion to reconsider. Mr. HENDRICKS. One more amendment || 605) making appropriations for the legislative, Mr. RANDALL. I renew the motion to and I shall not trouble the Senate. I move to executive, and judicial expenses of the Gov- reconsider, and also move to lay that motion strike out the second section.

ernment for the year ending the 30th of June, on the table. The section was read as follows: 1869; which was referred to the Committee on

The SPEAKER. That is not necessary; Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any person Appropriations.

and besides the time for making the motion to who shall hinder or obstruct a person bolding the

reconsider has passed.

IIOUSE BILLS REFERRED. certificate of election inentioned in the foregoing section from entering upon or discharging the duties The joint resolution (H. R. No. 291) donat

SARAI IIACKLEMAN, of such otlice, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof in any court

ing to the Washington City Orphan Asylum Mr. HOLMAN. There was a tacit underof competent jurisdiction shall be fined in avy sum the iron railing taken from the old Hall of the standing on yesterday that I should have per: pot exceeding $1,000, or be imprisoned in the county House of Representatives was read twice by mission to introduce the bill which I now send jail not exceeding six months, or both said punish

its title, and referred to the Committee on to the Clerk's desk to be read. I hope there ments, in the discretion of the court. Mr. HENDRICKS. This is an extraordi- | Public Buildings and Grounds.

will be no objection to it.

The bill (H. R. No. 1215) for the relief of The bill was one granting a pension to Sarah nary provision, I think, to make it a crime to obstruct in any way the entering upon an office

Champe Carter, jr., was read twice by its title, | Hackleman, widow of Brigadier General Pleas

and referred to the Committee on Claims. ant A. Hackleman. by anybody. I do not know of any such provision in any of the States, and I think we are

The joint resolution (H. R. No. 295) to The bill was read at length. The first sec

authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to remit || tion directs the Secretary of the Interior to getting quite enough of criminal laws on the

the duties on certain articles contributed to statutes of the United States without a provis.

place on the pension roll the name of Sarah ion of this sort. I think there are two vices

the National Association of American Sharp; || Hackleman, widow of Brigadier General Pleasnow prevalent, one making a crime out of every.

shooters was read twice by its title, and referred ant A. Hackleman, for a pension at the rate of thing until "crime" ceases to be offensive alto the Committee on Finance.

fifty dollars a month, from the 3d day of Octomost, and the other is requiring everything to


ber, 1862, on which day General Hackleman fell be sworn to, so that the sanctity of an oath is On motion of Mr. POMEROY, the Senate

mortally wounded at the battle of Corinth. absolutely lost.

The second section discontinues the pension proceeded to the consideration of executive The amendment was rejected.

heretofore allowed to Sarah Hackleman under business; and after some time spent in execu

the general law. Mr. VICKERS. I offer an amendment to

tive session the doors were reopened, and the add to the fourth section the following proviso: Senate adjourned.

The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the

introduction of this bill for consideration at Provided, That this act shall not extend to the contested elections now pending in the said city, but

the present time?

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. that the said elections shail be decided by the iribu

Mr. HOLMAN. I desire the attention of pal which shall have jurisdiction of the same.

Saturday, June 13, 1868.

the House for a moment while I explain this The amendment was rejected.

The House met at eleven o'clock a. bill. I hold in my hand The bill was ordered to be engrossed for | Prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. C. B. Boyntox. Mr. HARDING. Has that bill been reported a third reading; was read the third time, and On motion of Mr. HOLMAN, by unaniinous from any committee? passed.

consent, the reading of the Journal of yester- The SPEAKER. It has not. The gentleMESSAGE FROM THE IIOUSE. day was dispensed with.

man from Indiana (Mr. HOLMAN) asks unani

mous consent for its introduction and conA message from the House of Represent

NATIONAL BANKS. atives, by Mr. McPherson, its Clerk,announced

sideration at this time.

Mr. RANDALL. I rise to a question of that the House had passed a bill (H. R. No.

Mr. HARDING. I think the bill should be 1255) for the relief of Champe Carter, jr. ; || resolution, which was adopted, calling upon the privilege. On the 25th of May I offered a

referred to a committee. and a joint resolution (H. R. No. 295) to

Mr. HOLMAN. I hope the gentleman will authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to Comptroller of the Currency for certain inform

not insist upon that. It was understood yes. ation. On the next day the gentleman from remit the duties on certain articles contributed

terday that I should have leave to introduce Massachusetts, [Mr. Hooper, whom I do not to the National Association of American Sharp

this bill. now see in his seat, entered a motion to reconshooters; in which it requested the concurrence

Mr. HARDING. It is a very unusual prosider the vote by which the resolution was of the Senate.

adopted. Since that time he has taken no

Mr. HOLMAN. If the gentleman will listen action in connection with that motion, and

to me for a momentThe message also announced that the Speaker | I now call it up and move that it be laid upon

The SPEAKER. of the House had signed the following enrolled the table.

If the gentleman from bills and joint resolutions; and they were Mr. CULLOM. Is that privileged?

Illinois (Mr. Harding] persists in his objecthereupon signed by the President pro tempore: The SPEAKER. It is, and can be called

tion, the bill is not now before the House. A bill (S. No. 322) granting å pension to

Mr. HARDING. I insist upon my objecup at any time when there is no business before Sherman H. Cowles; the House.

tion. I am willing that the bill shall be introA bill (S. No. 323) granting a pension to Mr. CULLOM. There is evidently no quo.

duced and referred to the Committee on Invalid

Pensions. Michael Kelley; rum here.

Mr. HOLMAN. It is too late in the session A bill (S. No. 344) granting a pension to Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I hope Caroline and Margaret Swartwout; the gentleman from Pennsylvania will wait

to expect to get any more reports from that A bill (S. No. 420) granting a pension to until the gentleman from Massachusetts (Mr.

committee, as the gentleman from Illinois well James A. Guthrie;

understands. HOOPER] is in his seat. A bill (S. No. 421) granting a pension to Mr. RANDALL. I have waited two weeks

Mr. HARDING. I hope not, for there are Caroline E. Thomas; already and the gentleman from Massachusetts

several bills before that committee in which my A bill (S. No. 424) granting a pension to

constituents are interested. has taken no action on the subject, and this is Bartlett and Carrie Edwards, children of the only time in the day when I can make my

Mr. HOLMAN. I will consent to have the David W. Edwards, deceased; and motion. I ask that the resolution may be read

bill referred, if permission can be given to the A jaint resolution (H. R. No. 137) request. for the information of the House.

committee to report upon it at any time. ing the President to intercede with her Majesty, The Clerk read the resolution, as follows:

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Ilinois. I hope the Queen of Great Britain, to secure the speedy

that permission will be given, and also to report

Resolver, That the Comptroller of the Currency be release of Rev. John McMahon, convicted of requested to furnish to this House a statement of the

at any time in the case of Mrs. Becler, the treason-felony, and now confined at Kingston, ing associations since their organization under the

amount of dividends declared by the national bank- widow of Major Beeler, a paymaster, who died Canada West.

while in the service of the Government. present national banking act; the amount credited Mr. HARDING. I object to any special BILLS INTRODUCED.

to the real estate account distinct from the capital

expended therefor; the amount credited to the sur- privileges being given to the widows of officers Mr. CATTELL asked, and by unanimous plus account; the amount of their undivided profits who are now receiving pensions and desire an consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill

and all losses, cach respectively per annum. If such
information be not in his possession, he is further

increase of pension, while there are dozens of (S. No. 543) to provide for a further issue of directed to take prompt measures to procure and

widows of private soldiers who need pensions temporary loan certificates for the purpose of transmit the same to this blouse.

and have not received them. redeeming and retiring the remainder of the Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. This is Mr. HOLMAN. Very well; then I will try outstanding compound iuterest notes; which evidently going to require a division of the and get this bill before the House on Monday was read twice by its title, referred to the House, and it is apparent there is no quorum pext.


and nays.


the agents of the bureau to take the test oath. Mr. ELIOT. There is not another case in Mr. DAVES. I rise to a question of It turned out that Mr. Carter had been engaged the bureau. This is a solitary exceptional privilege.

in the service of the confederacy. Upon the Mr. SCHENCK. I call for the regular order. | passage of that law General Kiddoo, who was Mr. TRIMBLE, of Kentucky. What reason

The SPEAKER. A question of privilege is in command of that division, wrote a letter to other than that he belonged to the Freedmen's the regular order.

Mr. Carter, saying that he was very sorry to Bureau is there for exempting him than any Dr. DAWES. I desire to call up for action be compelled to dispense with his services, other man who was in the confederate service. the amendments of the Senate to the House | but that the law required he should be relieved I hope this will be referred to some committee, joint resolution to relieve from political dis- because he could not take the oath. Carter so we may have uniform general legislation, abilities R. R. Butler, of Tennessee.

had before stated to the general what his ser- and not this class legislation. Mr. MYERS. Will the gentleman from vices had been, and although he was a regis- Mr. HARDING. Was he at the time he Massachusetts [Mr. Dawes] yield to me for a tered voter and a very loyal and true man yet was appointed qualified under our laws to per. moment?

he was unable to take the oath, and had to be form this service? The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Ohio relieved. The accounts for his pay were sent Mr. ELIOT. He was appointed before the [Mr. SCHECK] has called for the regular order. in, and the Commissioner, upon examination, law was passed in July, 1866, and was in office

Mr. MYERS. I hope the gentleman will stated that he would be very glad to allow the at the time. withdraw that call for a moment.

vouchers to be paid but for the provision of Mr. HARDING. Why, then, cannot the Mr. DAWES. In view of the condition of the act which made it necessary that Congress Department pay him? the House this morning I will not call it up at should authorize the payment. The evidence Mr. ELIOT. Because of the provision of this time if the gentleman from Ohio will per- before the committee is very full, showing not that law which disabled him. He was immemit me to call it up immediately after the morn- only that Mr. Carter is a very worthy man in diately relieved, and he now asks to be paid for ing hour this morning,

private life, but that he earnestly and faithfully the time he was in service before the law passed Mr. SCHENCK. It will occasion debate performed the duties of his office; and no rea- making it unlawful for him to be appointed. or a division of the House, and take up time. son exists against giving him pay. He has Mr. MULLINS demanded the

yeas Mr. DAWES. Then, if the gentleman in- had no compensation for any of his work on The yeas and nays were ordered. sists upon it, I shall have to call it up now. account of the provision of law to which I have The question was put on the passage of the

Mr. SCHENCK. The gentleman can do as referred. The bill makes no appropriation, | bill; and there were-yeas 49, nays 19, not he pleases, but I do not think he should do but simply authorizes the Commissioner voting 120; as follows: what he says.

apply moneys now in his hands to the payment YEAS--Messrs. Archer, Baker, Barnes, Beatty, Mr. DA WES. There is no objection, so far as of this man.

Beck. Bromwell, Chanler, Churchill, Sidney Clarke, I know, to the amendment of the Senate, but it Mr. WARD. I desire to inquire what were

Cornell, Dawes, Dixon, Ela, Eliot, Ferriss, Getz, is necessary to have action of the House upon it. the services rendered by this man to the con

Glossbrenner, Harring, Higby, Holman, llopkins,

Chester D. Hubbard, Julian. Lullin, Loughridge, Mr. MYERS. I rise to a point of order. federacy which incapacitated him to take the Mercur, Moore, Morrell, Myers, Nihlack, Paine, The SPEAKER. The gentleman will state oath?

Peters, Pile, Plants, Pomeroy, Price, Randall, Robhis point of order.

Mr. ELIOT. He was for a short time a non

ertson, Sawyer, Shanks, Starkweather, Thaddeus

Stevens, Stukes, Thomas, John Trimble, Trowbridge, Mr. MYERS. My point of order is that it commissioned officer in the service of the con- Upson, Robert T. Van Horn, and Henry D. Washis not in order for gentlemen to converse with federacy.


NAYS-Messrs. Beaman, Burr, Cobb, Cullom, Goleach other across the Hall.

Mr. WARD. Does the gentleman think we laday. Grover. Hawkins, Judd, Ketcham. Knott, The SPEAKER, The Chair thinks it may should be employing that class of persons as

Mullins, Scofield, Shellabarger, Aaron F. Stevens, be, for the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. agents of the Freedmen's Bureau ?

Taber, Lawrence S. Trimble, Van Trump, Ward, and

Elihu B. Washburne-19. MYERS) was conversing with the gentleman Mr. ELIOT. Well, sir, other things being NOT VOTING-Messrs. Adams, Allison, Ames, from Ohio [Mr. SCHENCK] across the aisle a equal, I should say that we should not. But Anderson, Arnoll, Delos R. Ashley, James M. Asbley, few minutes since. this is a good man, and I hope there will be

Axtell, Bailey, Baldwin, Banks, Barnum, Benja

min, Bonton, Bingham, Blaine. Blair, Boutwell, Mr. MYERS. I, however, addressed the no objection to the passage of the bill.

Boyer, Brooks Broomall, Buckland, Butler, Cake, Chair.

Mr. BURR. Will the gentleman permit me Cary, Reader W. Clarke, Coburn. Cook, Covodo. Mr. DAWES. If the gentleman from Ohio to make an inquiry?

Delano, Dodge, Donnelly, Driggs, Eckley, Eggleston,

Eldridge, Farnswortb, Ferry, Fields. Finney, Fox, (Mr. Schenck] will not object to my calling Mr. ELIOT. Yes, sir.

Garfield, Gravely, Griswold, Haight, Halscy, Hill. this matter up on Monday next, I will not call Mr. BURR. I wish, in the first place, to ask Hooper, Hotchkiss, Asahei W. Hubbard, Richard D. it op till then. whether it is necessary to have an act of Con

Hubbard, Hulburd, Humphrey, Hunter, Ingersoll,

Jenckes, Johnson, Jones, Kelley, Kelsey, Kerr, sir. SCHENCK. Very well, let it come up gress to provide for payment in special cases Kitchen, Koontz, George V. Lawrenco, William Lavon Monday. of this kind ; and secondly, what evidence is rence, Lincoln, Loan, Logan, Lynch, Mallory, Mar

shall, Marvin, Maynard, McCarthy, McClurg, McMr. DAWES. I hope the gentleman will there that this applicant, notwithstanding the

Cormick, McCullough, Miller, Moorhead, Morrismake no objection.

fact that he held a position in the rebel army sey, Mungen, Newcomb. Nicholson, Nunn. O'Neill, Mr. SCHENCK. I cannot help myself, for and fought against the Governmeni, bas been Orth, Perbam, Phelps, Pike, Poland, Polsley, Pruyn, it is a question of privilege. since that time what the gentleman calls “a

Raum, Robinson, Ross, Schenck, Selye, Sitgreaves,

Smith, Spalding, Stewart, Stone, Taffe, Taylor, ORDER OF BUSINESS. good man?''

Twichell, Van Aerpam. Van Auken, Burt Van Horn, The SPEAKER. The morning hour has

Mr. ELIOT. We have the evidence coming Vau Wyck, Cadwalader C. Washburn. William B. from General Kiddoo, and also the affidavits

Washburn, Welker, Thomas Williams, William Wilnow commenced, and the first business in order

liams, James F. Wilson, John T. Wilson, Stephen F. is the reporting of bills of a private nature, of two or three officials in the part of Texas Wilson, Windom, Wood, Woodbridge, and Wood

ward-120. commencing with the Committee on Roads

where this man resided, certifying upon oath and Canals.

to his character and the general worthiness of The SPEAKER. There is no quorum voto

bis conduct. No reports from the Committee on Roads and Canals were presented.

Mr. BURR. The gentleman recognizes the Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Then I

fact, then, I suppose, that a man may have move that there be a call of the House. CHLAMPE CARTER, JR.

been for the time being engaged in the rebel. The motion was agreed to. Mr. ELIOT, from the Committee on Freed. lion and yet be a good man. I wish to ask The Clerk accordingly proceeded to call the men's Affairs, reported a bill (H. R. No. 1255) him whether he does recognize that or not? roll, and the following members failed to answer for the relief of Champe Carter, jr. ; which Mr. ELIOT.

to their names: was read a first and second time.

“While the lamp holds out to burn

Messrs. Adams, Ames, Anderson, Arnell, Delos R, The bill authorizes and directs the Commis

The vilest sinner may return.'

Ashley, James M. Ashley, Axtell, Bailey, Baldwin. sioner of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned [Laughter.]

Banks, Barnum, Beaman, Benton, Bingham, Blair, Lands to pay to Champe Carter, jr., late sub- Mr. VAN TRUMP. Was this gentleman a

Boutwell, Brooks, Broomall, Butler, Cary, Reader

W. Clarke, Coburn, Cook, Covode, Dodge, Donnelly, assistant commissioner of the bureau for the conscript or a volunteer in the confederate

Driggs, Eckley Eggleston, Eldridge, Farnsworth, counties of Robertson and Milan, in the State service?

Ferry. Finney, Fox, Garfield, Haight, IIalsey, Asa. of Texas, out of moneys heretofore appropri- Mr. ELIOT. I cannot say from my own

hel W. Hubbard, Richard D. Hubbard, Hulburd,

Humphrey, Hunter, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Jobpson. ated for the use of the bureau, the sum of knowledge, but I infer from the letter in which Jones. Kelley, Kerr. Kitchen, George V. Lawrence, $526 50, being the amount due to him for General Kiddoo refers to the conversation be

William Lawrence, Lincoln, Loan, Mallory, Marservices as sub-assistant commissioner from had with Mr. Carter that he was so in the ser.

shall, Marvin, McCarthy, McClurg, McCormick,

McCullough, Miller, Moorehead, Mungen, Newcoiob, March 17, 1866, to August 29, 1866.

vice as to be within the purview of the law. Nicholson, Nunn, Orth, Perham, Phelps, Piko, PoMr. WARD I would like to hear an Mr. MULLINS. He ought never to have land, Polsley, Pruyn, Robinson, Ross, Selye, Sitexplanation of this bill. been there; and, sir, I will never vote for a

greaves, Smith, Spalding, Stone, Taffe, Taylor, Van

Auken, Burt Van Horn, Van Wyck, Cadwalader C. Mr. ELIOT. Mr. Speaker, Champe Carter, man who was in the rebel service.

Washburn, William W. Washburn. Welker, Thomas jr., the person for whose relief this bill is Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. This man Williams, James F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, proposed, was appointed March 17, 1866, as rendered the service for which he asks to be paid.

Windom, Wood, Woodbridge, and Woodward. a sub assistant commissioner in an interior Mr. PILE. Was he in the rebel army or in Mr. WARD. Mr. Speaker, I presume many part of the State of Texas. According to the the confederate civil service?

of the absentees were not aware of the fact evidence before the committee he rendered Mr. TRIMBLE, of Kentucky. I desire to that the session to-day commenced at eleven very faithful service from March 17, 1866, till know from the gentleman from Massachusetts o'clock. August 29 of the same year. In July, 1866, whether or not it would not be better to make The SPEAKER. That may be; it was only the bill continuing the bureau was passed, and the bill general in its character, and let it apply | ordered last night at ten o'clock.' A quorum one of the provisions of that bill required all to all persons similarly situated ?

is now present.



Mr. WARD. ! move that the further call || making power of the Government, I shall feel I on Military A fairs a bill for the relief of Seth of the House be dispensed with. compelled to object.

Lea The motion was agreed to.

Mr. CLARKË, of Kansas. The llouse has Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Let it be The SPEAKER. The yeas and nays will || already ordered an investigation into all the read. be again called on the passage of the bill. facts connected with the making of this treaty The bill was read. It directs the Secretary

The question was again iaken; and it was by a commission appointed by the President of the Interior to place the name of Seth Lea, decided in the affirmative-yeas 70, nays 27, | of the United States. The purpose is not to of Knox county, Tennessee, on the roll of not voting 92; as follows:

interfere in any way with the treaty.making invalid pensions at the rate of the full pension YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Archer, Delos R. Ashley, power.

now allowed by law to a second lieutenant, Baker, Barnes, Beaman, Beatty, Beck, Blaine, Boyer, Mr. MAYNARD. Very well, I withdraw the said pension to commence on the 5th day of Bromwell, Buckland, Cake, Chanler, Churchill. Sidobjection.

April, 1865, and to continue for his natural life. ncy Clarke, Cornell, Dawes. Dixon, Eckley, Ela, Eliot, Ferriss, Fields, Getz, Glossbrenner, Harding, Higby,

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I suggest Mr. BURR. I would ask how and why this Holman, Hopkins, Hotchkiss, Chester D. IIubbard, to the gentleman from Kansas that he mod- bill comes from the Committee on Military Judd, Julian, Ketchain: Laflin, Loughridge. Lynch: | ify his resolution by striking out the word

Affairs? Mercur, Moore, Morrell, Myers, Newcomb, Niblack, O'Neill, Paine, Peters, Pile, Plants, Pomeroy, Price, "directed” and inserting requested." That Mr. HAWKINS. I will explain the bill. Randall, Robertson, Sawyer. Starkweather, Aaron F. is the usual mode of addressing the President. This man was employed to recruit for the FedStevens, Thaddeus Stevens, Stewart, Stokes, Thomas, John Trimble, Trowbridge, Twichell, Upson, Van

Mr. CLARKE, of Kansas. I will modify eral Army with the promise that he should be Acrnam, Robert T. Van Ilorn, Ward, Henry D. the resolution in that way.

commissioned as a lieutenant. After carrying Washburn, William Williams, and John T. Wil- Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. I hope several hundred men across the mountains, NAYS- Messrs. Benjamin, Burr, Cobb, Covode, I something of this kind will be done. I know

and while crossing the mountains with others, Cullom, Delano, Golladay, Gravely, Griswold, Gro- that there are two or three men in Texas- he and the men who were with him were capver, Hawkins, Ilooper, Kelsey, Knott, Koontz, Lo

railroad men, who are monopolizing the public'tured by the rebels. He was imprisoned in gan, Maynard, Morrissey, Mullins, Schenck, Scofield, Shellabarger, Taber, Lawrence S. Triinble, Van

lands there for their railroads, and obstructing Castle Thunder from 1863 to the close of the Trump, Elihu B. Washburne, and Welker-27. all improvements in the State. I hope there war, and was disabled by being frost-bitten

NOT VOTING-Messrs. Adams, Ames, Anderson, will be a thorough investigation of the whole while in prison. This bill is reported unani-
Arnell, James M. Ashley, Axtell, Bailey, Baldwin,
Banks, Barnum, Benton, Bingham, Blair, Boutwell,

mously by the Committee on Military Affairs. Brooks, Broomall, Butler, Cary, Reader W. Clarke,

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. It is a Coburn, Cook, Dodge, Donnelly, Driggs, Eggleston, Mr. CLARKE, of Kansas, moved to recon- pension bill. It may be a meritorious case, Eldridge, Farnsworth, Ferry, Finney, Fox, Garfield, Haight, Halsey, Hill. Asa hel w. llubbard, Richard

sider the vote by which the resolution was but it seems to me that it ought not to come D. II ubbard, lIulburd, Humphrey, Ilunter, Inger- || adopted; and also moved that the motion to from the Committee on Military Affairs. soll, Jenckes, Johnson, Jones, Kelley, Kerr, Kitchen, reconsider be laid on the table.

Mr. MAYNARD. I hope no objection will George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence. Lincoln, Loan, Mallory, Marshall, Marvin, McCarthy, Mc

The latter motion was agreed to.

be interposed to this bill. The application Clurg, McCormick, McCullough, Miller, Moorhead, Mr. MYERS. I desire, before yielding

was for pay while thus imprisoned in Castle Mungen, Nicholson, Nunn, Orth, Perham, Phelps, Pike, Poland, Polsley, Pruyn, Raum, Robinson, Ross, further, to inquire how much of the morning Thunder, having been captured in the manner Selye, Shanks, Sitgreaves, Smith, Spalding, Stone, hour there is remaining ?

my colleague [Mr. HAWKINS] has described. Toffe, Taylor, Van Auken, Burt Van Horn, Van The SPEAKER. The morning hour will

The Committee on Military Affairs, however, Wyck, Cadwalader C. Washburn, William B. Wash

thought the relief proper in the case would burn, Thomas Williams, James F. Wilson, Stephen expire at eighteen minutes past twelve. I'. Wilson, Windom, Wood, Woodbridge, and Wood- Mr. MYERS. I yield for a moment to the

be a pension, and they have reported a bill ward-92. gentleman from Maine, (Mr. Lysch.]

accordingly. The man is now between sixty So the bill was passed.

and seventy years of age, and is almost dead

UNITED STATES COURTS Mr. ELIOT moved to reconsider the vote by

from the effects of his imprisonment. He is

Mr. LYNCH, by unanimous consent, introwhich the bill was passed; and also moved

also in very necessitous circumstances in conduced a bill (H. R. No. 1256) to amend an act that the motion to reconsider be laid on the

sequence of the war, although when the war entitled " An act to provide for holding the table.

commenced he was in comfortable circumcourts of the United States in case of the The latter motion was agreed to.

sickness or other disability of the judges of the Mr. BURR. If the Committee on Military ENROLLED JOINT RESOLUTION.

district court,'' approved July 29, 1850 ; which Affairs see fit to report a pension billMr. HOLMAN, from the Committee on

was read a first and second time, and referred Mr. MYERS. I rise to a question of order. Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee to the Committee on the Judiciary.

If the Patent Committee is not reached before had examined and found truly enrolled a joint

Mr. RANDALL moved to reconsider the the morning hour expires, will the portion of resolution (H. R. No. 137) requesting the Pres. vote by which the bill was referred ; and also the hour this morning count against the comident to intercede with her Majesty, the Queen || moved that the motion to reconsider be laid mittee? of Great Britain, to secure the speedy release on the table.

The SPEAKER. It will. of Rev. John McMahon, convicted on a charge

The latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. MYERS. I must then resume the floor. of treason-felony, and now confined at King: Mr. MYERS. I yield now for a moment to

Mr. BURR. I only intended to place the ston, Canada West; when the Speaker signed the gentleman from Illinois, [Mr. Logan.] Committee on Pensions right in this matter. the same.

The SPEAKER. The Chair understands REMOVAL OF THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT. Mr. MYERS obtained the floor to make a

the gentleman from Pennsylvania [Mr. Myers] report from the Committee on Patents under

Mr. LOGAN. I do not desire to take up to object to the consumption of time. the call of the committees, but yielded to Mr.

the time of the House, but I desire to give Mr. MYERS. I am willing to yield if the CLARKE, of Kansas.

notice that on Monday next I shall move to morning hour of to-day is not counted against

suspend the rules to offer a resolution authorGREAT AND LITTLE OSAGE INDIANS.

us, provided the Patent Committee is not called izing the appointment of a committee of this before the expiration of that morning hour. Mr. CLARKE, of Kansas. I ask unanimous House to select a site for the capital of the The SPEAKER. It will count agaiust the consent to submit the following preamble and United States, on account ofthe disregard of the committee. Any fraction of the hour will resolution for consideration at the present law and the disloyal element that is constantly count as an hour. time:

showing itself in such bitterness in this city Mr. MYERS. As we yielded our right to Whereas it is reported that a treaty has recently toward the loyal people of this country and the Committee on Invalid Pensions to the been concluded with the Great and Little Osage Indians, by which it is proposed to transfer eight mil

in disregard of the authority of the United morning hour of yesterday, and as the morn. lion acres of land, located in the State of Kansas, to States.

ing hour of to-day is about to expire, I ask a railroad corporation; and whereas it is reported Mr. MYERS. I yield for a moment to the unanimous consent that the remainder of this that by the provisions of said treaty the people of gentleman from Indiana, (Mr. JULIAN.] the United States are excluded froin the rights of

morning hour be not counted against the Comhomestead and preëmption settlement; and whereas


mittee on Patents, but that our time shall be it is also reported that improperinfluences have been used to accomplish the framing and signing of said

Mr. JULIAN, by unanimous consent, intro- | regarded as beginning on next private bill treaty, and that the interests of the Indians and duced a bill (H. R. No. 1257) relative to lands day. of the people have been grossly and fraudulently sold for non-payment of Federal taxes or under

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I object. neglectet; and whereas an investigation has been ordered by this House, into all the facts connected

a judgment or decree of the courts of the Mr, MYERS. Then I must resume the floor with said treaty: Therefore,

United States in the States lately in rebellion; Resolved. That the President is hereby directed to which was read a first and second time, and

The SPEAKER. The gentleman from furnisb to this House copies of all instructions, records, and correspondence connected with the com

referred to the Committee on the Public Lands. | Pennsylvania [Mr. Myers) having resumed the mission authorized to make the above-named treaty,

Mr. HOLMAN moved to reconsider the vote floor, the bill of the gentleman from Tennessee and copies of all propositions made to said commis- by which the bill was referred; and also moved [Mr. HAWKINS) is not before the House. sion from railroad corporations or by individuals; and the President is requested to with bold said treaty that the motion to reconsider be laid on the

WOOD-SCREW PATENTS. from the Senate until a full investigation can be had table. and report made by the Committee on Indian Affairs The latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. MYERS, from the Committee on Pat. of this Houso.

Mr. MYERS. I yield now for a moment to

ents, reported back, with a recommendation Mr. MAYNARD. I will not object to this if the object of introducing it is to inquire into the gentleman from Tennessee, [Mr. Hawkins.]

that the same do pass, House bill No. 810, for

the relief of the widow and heirs of Thomas the conduct of our own officials and investigate


W. Harvey, deceased. that with a view to dealing with them. But Mr. HAWKINS. I ask unanimous consent The question was upon ordering the bill to if the object is to interfere with the treaty. of the House to report from the Committee ll be engrossed and read a third time.




Mr. MYERS. For the purpose of saving Mr. DAWES. Is this proposition, which I stated last evening this was a great conventime, I now call the previous question. been been twice defeated, to be put ihrough | ience to the Government and furnished faciliMr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Has not without the report being read?

ties for the payment of Government claims and this bill been already acted upon and disposed Mr. MYERS. I will withdraw the call for for the safety of collections in varions of the of by this House?

the previous question, and I trust my colleague internal revenue collection districts, while at Mr. HOLMAN. Let the bill be read. [Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania] will withdraw the same time there was a check at all times in

The SPEAKER. The Clerk will report the the motion to lay on the table. I have yielded favor of the Government by the operations of bill to the House, after which the question will all the time the committee had to-day, and I the clearing-houses to which, especially in be upon seconding the call for the previous | think we have been treated rather unkindly. cities, the banks go. I was certain and I knew question.

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. What is I was right when I stated to the committee, The bill was read at length. It authorizes || the pending question?

although we have a law restrictive in its char. the Committee on Patents to hear the applica- The SPEAKER. The motion of the gen- acter, as to making deposits of national funds tion of the widow and heirs of Thomas W. || tleman from Pennsylvania, (Mr. Stevens,] to in the banks, yet it is inevitable that deposits Harvey, deceased, for & reëxtension of the lay the bill on the table, is still pending. have to be made in banking institutions in difpatent heretofore granted to the said Harvey, Mr. MYERS. I hope my colleague, consid- ferent collection districts, the taxes to a large on the 30th of May, 1846, for an improvement || ering the circumstances, will withdraw that amount being paid in checkslate in the business in machinery for cutting screws, and reissued motion.

day when the sub-Treasury offices are closed, on the 28th of December, 1858; and also the Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. No, sir; and the Government thus has the benefit of application of the heirs of Thomas W. Harvey || I cannot withdraw it. This is the same old the watchfulness of the clearing-houses. Now, for the reëxtension of the patent heretofore wood-screw patent coming before us in its | sir, while I stand here to-day a bank man, not granted to said Harvey, on the 18th of August, | ghostly form for, I believe, the ninth time. as I was educated in the Whig party twenty1846, for improvement in machinery for dress- On the motion of Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsyl- || five years ago, and yet not by any means an ing screw-heads, and reissued on the 4th of vania, that the bill be laid on the table, there anti-bank man as some of those around me January, 1859, and to grant the extension of were-ayes 47, noes 50.

were educated to be in the Locofoco party at said patents for the period of seven years re. Mr. FARNSWORTH. I call for tellers. the same period, still I am not for putting too spectively, from the 30th of May, 1867, and the The SPEAKER. The morning hour has severe restrictions upon the national banks. I 18th of August, 1867, when said patents by expired ; and this bill goes over till the morn. am in favor of the law as it stands and in favor law expired; provided that the patents shall || ing hour of Friday next.

of the existing tax on circulation and deposits, be extended only for the benefit of the widow

but I do not want to see that tax increased. I

CHILDREN OF G. W. FREER. and legal heirs of said Harvey, and that these

know the circulation in some districts of the extensions shall not develop for the use and

The SPEAKER. The Chair is requested country and in some States is inadequate to benefit of any corporation or person claiming || by the Committee on Invalid Pensions to state

the business done in them. I know in the city any right or interest in either of the said pat

that there was a clerical error in the bill (H. ents by virtue of any alleged agreement, R. No. 1252) granting a pension to the minor || by many that we have not a circulation adequate

I have the honor in part to represent it is said transfer, or assignment heretofore executed by yesterday. The bill provided that the pension children of Garrett W. Freer, which was passed

to the business of the city. the said heirs, or any arbitration or award heretofore made between the said heirs and any should commence July 5, 1868. The date ought || banks which had no use for its circulation sold

Mr. ELA. Has not one of your Philadelphia other person or corporation; and if at any

to have been July 5, 1863. If there be no enough to start a country bank for nine per time said extended letters-patent shall beobjection the correction will be made in the

cent. premium? come in whole or in part the property of the engrossed bill.

Mr. O'NEILL. I never heard of such a company which owned said patents at the

There was no objection.

bank ; but that is no point against the argintime when they were about to expire, or of


ment'I make. I do not know of a banking their successors, then this act shall at once

Mr. SCHENCK. I rise for the purpose of institution of Philadelphia or of Pennsylvania thereafter become void and of no effect; and moving that the House resolve itself into the

that is to-day urging Congress not to put such provided also that all rights in law or equity of Committee of the Whole on the state of the a tax upon them as they and their customers the persons legally in possession of machines covered by said patents shall be fully pro

Union on the tax bill; but before submitting || should justly pay. I hope the tax upon circu

that motion I move that all debate on the pend. || lation and deposits will not be increased. tected in all cases from the said extensions of || ing section in relation to banks be terminated

I witnessed the attacks made years ago in letters. patent;, provided said Commissioner, || in ten minutes after the House shall again Pennsylvania and other States upon the banks after full hearing, upon due notice to all per- resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole. under the guise of protecting the people by legis. sons desiring to contest said extensions, shall The motion was agreed to.

lation. These attacks were frequently made for be of opinion that said patents should be so

Mr. SCHENCK. I now move that the rules

the purpose of injuring these institutions, so extended. Mr. MYERS. I call the previous question. || into the Committee of the Whole on the state be suspended, and that the House resolve itself

necessary, when properly managed, to the busi

ness prosperity of the country; and my only Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. I move of the Union on the tax bill.

interest in them now is to aid in saving them to lay this bill on the table. I have helped to kill it three times, and I want to kill it the

The motion was agreed to; and the House

in their usefulness, and not to urge that they fourth time. accordingly resolved itself into the Committee

should be exempted from their due share of

taxation. Mr. DAWES. I would like to make an of the Whole on the state of the Union, (Mr.

[Here the hammer fell.] inquiry of the gentleman from Pennsylvania, sideration of the special order, being the bill POMEROY in the chair,) and resumed the con

Mr. LOGAN. I move to strike out" [Mr. MYERS.]


tione fifth." Mr. MYERS. I withdraw the call for the (H. R. No. 1060) to reduce into one act and to

Mr. Chairman, I do not propose to enter into previous question, to hear the gentleman's

amend the laws relating to internal taxes.
The pending section was section one hundred

a general discussion of the propriety of banks, inquiry: and thirteen.

for that has nothing to do with the issue before Dr. DAWES. I desire to inquire whether this is the same patent the renewal of which

The pending question was on the amendment

the House. The question is whether the Gov.

ernment of the United States should receive has been refused by the House heretofore?

of Mr. Price, to strike out in line fourteen the Mr. MYERS. It is a new bill. words "one sixth,' and insert in lieu thereof

interest on its deposits, the same as individuals. Mr. DAWES. I trust the gentleman will the words "one twelfth ;'' so as to make the

In other words, shall the Government of the clause read as follows:

United States require collaterals for their deanswer my question.

posits, and those collaterals are in Government Mr. MYERS. I have not the time now, as

And a tax of one twelfth of one per cent. each month upon the average amount of çirculation issued

securities drawing six per cent. interest in gold, the morning hour is about to expire. by any bank, association, corporation, company, or

when at the same time we have millions of Mr. DAWES. I want to know whether this person, including as circulation all certified checks deposits in the banks. We pay the banks six

and all notes and other obligations calculated or is the same patent (the bill being drawn in a intended to circulate or to be used as money, but not

per cent. in gold upon the collaterals, and they different shape) the extension of which has including that in the vault of the bank or redeemed pay us not one cent upon the deposits of the been twice defeated in this House? and on deposit for said bank.

Government, deposits upon which they make Mr. MYERS. I will answer the gentleman Mr. O'NEILL. Mr. Chairman, I will detain || from six to ten per cent. on loans to individas soon as I bave the time. The Committee the House for a moment only. I rose last even- uals. It does seem to me strange that the bank on Patents has had no time to report, I having | ing for the purpose of getting some information can afford to pay private individuals for deposits yielded to a number of gentlemen, and the from the gentleman from Illinois [Mr. LOGAN] | from four to six per cent., and yet cannot pay morning hour is about to expire. If the House in reference to taxing deposits, and also to learn the Government one cent. will second the previous question, I will make his views as to the propriety of having the Gov- Mr. O'NEILL. I speak from the stand-point a full explanation and yield to other gentlemen | ernment funds deposited in banking institutions of my own locality. I say, and I think my who may desire to discuss the bill. I demand and private banks. I have since understood, I colleague from the first district (Mr. RANDALI.) the call for the previous question.

and I thought last evening I was correct, that will concur with me, that this thing of paying Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Have I there was no such thing now as deposits of the interest on deposits in banks in Philadelphia not the right to call for the reading of the Government in private banks. As I learn the is unknown. report?

facts there are yet national funds in national Mr. LOGAN. Then all I have to say is that The SPEAKER. The gentleman has not banks in many parts of the country, and espe- they had better deposit their money in Chicago while the demand for the previous question is | cially in banks located where there are no or New York or Louisville or Cincinnati, where pending

offices of the sub-Treasury of the United States. they do pay interest on deposits. I do not


and say



know what the System of banking may be in rate of interest, as low as four per cent., and authorized to be collected shall be deposited in a Philadelphia, but it seems to be different from even lower in the city of New York, but it

national bank in any city or place where there is

located the Treasurer or an Assistant Treasurer of the workings of the banking business every. could not be had for sixty or ninety days with

the Cnited States. All public inoucys collected and where else. I know that six per cent. on de. out a much higher rate, even on the very best received in any city or place for the Government posits has been and is being paid where I live, il security. The reason was that currency was

shall be deposited with such Treasurer or Assistant and I do not see why, if they are willing to pay being used in Wall Street in gambling opera;

Treasurer, shall be sulject only to the draft of the

Secretary of the Treasury or tho Treasurer of the six per cent. on my money (if I have any to tions, based on the rise and fall of stocks and United States, as provided by law, and under such deposit) they cannot pay the Government three gold. It is loaned on call for that business, regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury froin

time to time shall deem expedient and establish; and per cent. for its money, when the banks are when it would not be loaned on long time for

any public officer violating this provision of the law drawing interest from the Government from the very best security. For these reasons I and depositing public moncy otherwise than is herein the mere fact of its having deposits in these insist that we ought to throw the burden of directed, and any other person who shall aid therein, banks.

shall be deemed guilty of a misdeincanor, and on taxation rather on deposits than on circula.

conviction thercot shall be fined a su not exceedNow, sir, I propose at the proper time to tion. I am not sorry that the Committee of li ing $5,000, and be imprisoned for a term not exceedoffer-or the Cominittee of Ways and Means Ways and Means propose to get more revenue

ing three years, or cither, at the discretion of the will offerit--the amendment which I suggested out of circulation, but I shall insist if they do

Mr. SCHENCK. I rise to a point of order. last night, that while the provisions of the bill, they must correspondingly raise the tax on

The CHAIRMAN. so far as the circulation of banks is concerned, deposits.

The gentleman will shall stand as they are, three per cent. shall It is generally conceded that deposits serve

state his point of order. be paid as taxation by the bank upon the many if not all the purposes of currency. Mr.

Mr. SCHEVCK. The first part of this amount of Government deposits; so that the Walker, in his able work on Public Wealth,

amendment, if it were separated from the rest, Government may be receiving some interest ' recently published, insists that all deposits are

I think would be in order, and I should be in for its deposits as well as individuals; espe- to be added as a clear addition to the total

favor of it. But the last part of the amendinent, cially from those banks to which the Govern- circulation of the country. If this view be

proposing to amend the sub-Treasury laws, I ment is paying six per cent. in gold for the correct, the Committee of Ways and Means

Think tends to make the amendment out of

order. mere privilege of having banks to circulate the , ought to show the present ditierence in the

The CHAIRMAN. The Chair sustains the Government's own notes, the Government rate of tax or the two should be continued ; being responsible for the redemption of those rather than to ask us as they do in this bill

point of order. notes.

Mr. RANDALL. Very well; I will move I cannot understand why it is that to make that difference greaterwhen you ask a small rate of interest to be [Here the hammer fell.]

that portion of my amendment to which the paid to the Government upon the deposits of The CHAIRMAN. All debate on this sec

gentleman from Ohio [Mr. SCHENCK] does not The Government in these banks, you at once tion is closed by order of the House.

object. raise a hornet's nest in this House. If you Mr. LOGAN. I withdraw the amendment

Mr. GARFIELD. I would suggest to the undertake to do anything that seems to furnish to the amendment.

gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. RANDALL] money to the Government and take it from Mr. PRICE. Is the question now on my

io modify his amendment by inserting after the the grasping clutches of capitalists, the very ainendment?

word “sub-Treasurer" the words * or other men that can afford to pay taxes, it seems to The CHAIRMAN. It is.

public depositary': arouse the indignation of certain gentlemen Mr. PRICE. And if my amendinent pre

Mr. RANDALL. The national banks are here. Now, so far as I am concerned, my vails it will leave the law just as it is, will it

public depositaries. theory is that we should not legislate for the not?

Mr. HOLMAN. Let the amendment as now rich alone, but seek to take the burden off the The CHAIRMAN. It will.

submitted be read. poor man.

You ought pot to put so much The question was taken on Mr. Price's The amendinent was again read, being to add upon the poor man that he will be unable to l amendment, and there were-ayes 42, noes

to the section the following: bear it. Unless you seek to derive your reve- 41; 10 quorum voting.

Provided further, That none of the money author: nue from the sources that are well able to Tellers were ordered; and Messrs. Price,

ized to be collected under this act shall be deposited afford to be taxed, you will be very likely to and Hooper of Massachusetts, were appointed.

in a national bank in any city or place where there

is located a Treasureror an Assistant Treasurer of the find yourself without revenue,

Mr. RANDALL. I desire to ask the Chair United States. Mr. GARFIELD. I rise to oppose the a question. Is a vote in the affirmative u vote Mr. O'NEILL. I want to ask my colleague amendment pro forma. I wish to call the to keep the tax where it now is under the [Dir. RANDALI.) a question. aitention of the committee to the fact that an cxisting law?

The CHAIRMAN. No further debate is in increase of the tax on circulation is much less The CHAIRMAN. Yes, sir.

order. productive of revenue than the same per cent.

Mr. RANDALL. And a vote in the nega. Mr. RANDALL. I could not answer any of increase of the tax on deposits. The report || tive is in favor of increasing the tax.

question it I would. of the Comptroller of the Currency shows that Mr. MAYNARD. I desire to ask the Chair

Mr. LYNCH. I move to amend the amend. in October last there were sixteen hundred and whether a vote for this amendment will keep ment by adding to it the following: forty three national banks, and that the total the tax at one per cent., and a vote against it And provided further. That no public moneys shall circulation was about two hundred and ninety- make the tax two per cent. ?

be deposited in any bank in any city where ihere is eight million dollars. The total deposits at Mr. FARNSWORTH. I rise to a question located a Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer of the Unithat time amounted to $565,500,000, being of order. That is not a parliamentary question.

ted States. nearly double the amount of circulation. It The committee divided ; and the tellers re

Mr. RANDALL. That is the same as my will be seen that one twenty-fourth of one per ported-ayes 51, noes 51.

amendment. cent. on deposits will produce twice as much The Chairman voted in the affirmative.

Mr. LYNCH. No, it is not. The amend as one twenty-fourth of one per cent. on cir- So the amendinent was agreed to.

ment of the gentlemau applies to moneys col. culation. Therefore, if our object is to increase Mr. SCHENCK. I am instructed by the

lected under this act; my amendment to the the aimount of revenue derived from banks, we Committee of Ways and Means to offer the

amendinent relates to any public moneys. can do it much more effectually by increasing following amendment:

The question was then taken upon the amend. the tax on deposits than by increasing it on Page 165, section one hundred and thirteen, line

ment of Mr. LYNCi to the amendment of Mr. circulation, as proposed in this bill. I am sur- nine, after the word "banking” insert as follows: RANDALL; and it was not agreed to. prised that it should be proposed to raise the

"and a tax of one-fourth of one per cent, cach The question recurred upon the amendment

month on the average amount of all deposits of tax which is already highest, and let the lower

of Mr. RANDALL. public money in their possession to the credit of the tax stand as it is now fixed by law. Treasurer or of the disbursing officer of the United

Mr. O'NEILL. I move to amend the amendStates." Another point, which has not been suffi

ment by adding to it the words provided such ciently considered in this debate. There is at

Mr. GRISWOLD. I move to amend deposits shall be made daily.'' the present, in my judgment, no more serious the amendment by inserting after the word Mr. RANDALL. That is provided for else. evil connected with our banking system than

amount" the words “ in excess of $25,000." where. the fact that the banks in the great money

The amendment to the amendinent was Mr. O'NEILL. Then I will withdraw my centers, such as New York, are allowed to disagreed to.

amendment. receive interest on deposits. The result is, all The question recurred on Mr. SCHENCK'S The question was then taken on the amendthe country banks deposit their money in these amendment; and being put, the amendment ment of Mr. RANDALL; and it was agreed to. banks and check against it at the same time was agreed to.

Mr. MAYNARD. I move to amend that that they are receiving interest on it, and are Mr. SCHENCK. I offer the following portion of this section providing for a tax on thus enabled substantially to use their money amendinent from the Committee of Ways and the average amount of deposits, by striking out twice. While this is permitted they will of Means to make the section conform to the the words “one twenty-fourth " and inserting course not have money to lend at hoine to amendment just adopted :

"one twelfıb." business men, even on good business paper, Page 105. section one hundred and thirteen, line Mr. STEVENS, of New Hampshire. I move except at an exorbitant rate of interest. The five, after the word "money "insert the words "other

to amend the amendment by striking out one result is, that all over the West, and every:

than public moneys of the United States." where in the rural districts, the currency is

The amendment was agreed to.

twelfth” and inserting “one sixth."

Thequestion was then taken upon the amend. relatively very scarce, although it is very plenty, Mr. RANDALL. I offer the following ment to the amendment, and it was not agreed even a plethora, in all great money centers. amendment, to come in at the end of the to; there being, upon a division-ayes twenty. There has not been a time in three years when section:

two, noes not counted. money could not be had on call at a very low Provided further, That none of the money herein The question was then taken upon the amend

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