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WILLIAM M, WOOTEN.
PARKS J. STACKHOUSE.
consent to a bill which is based upon the Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen- Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move now to take assumption either that by an act of rebellion ate proceed to the consideration of Senate bill up Senate bill No. 548.
of a portion of its people the State of Arkansas No. 521.
The motion was agreed to ; and the bill (S.
seceded from the Union, or that Congress way, The motion was agreed to ; and the bill (S. | No. 548) granting a pension to Amanda Stack- at its-pleasure, expel or exclude a State from No. 521) granting a pension to the children of house, and the children of Park's J. Stackhouse,
the Union, or interrupt its relations with the William M. Wooten, deceased, was read the deceased, was read the second time and con
Government by arbitrarily depriving it of repsecond time, and considered as in Committee sidered as in Committee of the Whole. By its resentation in the Senate and House of Repreof the Whole. It provides for placing on the provisions the Secretary of the Interior is
sentatives. If Arkansas is a State not in the pension-roll, subject to the provisions and lim- directed to place on the pension-roll, subject Union, this bill does not admit it as a State itations of the pension laws, the names of to the provisions and limitations of the pension into the Union. If, on the other hand, ArkAlfred C. Wooten, Susan M. T. Wooten, Jesse laws, the name of Amanda Stackhouse, widow
ansas is a State in the Union, no legislation Wooten, and Rosalia M. Wooten, children of Parks J. Stackhouse, late a private in com
is necessary to declare it entitled to repreunder sixteen years of age of William M. pany G, second regiment Pennsylvania re
sentation in Congress as one of the States of Wooten, deceased, late a private in the Daviess serves volunteers, and to pay her a pension at
the Union." The Constitution already declares
that each State shall have at least one Repcounty company of horse guards, Kentucky the rate of fifteen dollars per month for herself militia, who, or their legally appointed guard during widowhood, and two dollars per month resentative;"> “ that the Senate shall be comian or guardians, are to receive a pension at for each child of Parks-J. Stackhouse under posed of two Senators from each State," and the rate of fourteen dollars per month, to com: the age of sixteen years, to commence on the
is that no State without its consent shall be mence on the 11th day of August, 1864, and 29th day of March, 1868, and to continue until
deprived of its suffrage in the Senate." to continue until they severally attain the age they severally attain the age of sixteen years.
That instrument also makes each House "the of sixteen years.
The bill was reported to the Senate, ordered
judges of the elections, returns, and qualificaThe bill was reported to the Senate, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the
tions of its own members," and therefore all to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.
that is now necessary to restore Arkansas in third time, and passed.
all its constitutional relations to the GovernCATHARINE ECKHARDT.
ment is the decision by each House upon the SALLY GRIFFIN.
Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen- eligibility of those who, presenting their creMr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the Sen
ate proceed to the consideration of Senate bill dentials, claim seats in the respective Houses ate proceed to the consideration of the bill (S.
No. 549, which is the last pension bill I shall of Congress. This is the plain and simple plan No. 413) granting a pension to Mrs. Sally Grif- trouble the Senate with to-day.
of the Constitution; and believing that had it fin, which has been reported adversely.
The motion was agreed to; and the bill (S. been pursued when Congress assembled in the The motion was agreed to. No. 549) granting an increase of pension to month of December, 1865, the restoration of
the States would long since have been comMr. VAN WINKLE. I move the indefinite || Catharine Eckhardt was read the second time, postponement of the bill.
and considered as in Committee of the Whole. pleted. I once again recommend that it be The motion was agreed to. It is a direction to the Secretary of the Interior
adopted by each House in preference to legisto pay to Catharine Eckhardt, widow of Henry
lation which I respectfully submit is not only HANNAH COOK. L. Eckhardt, late a private in company C, fifth
of at least doubtful constitutionality, and thereMr. VAN WINKLE. I move to take up regiment Missouri volunteers, in addition to
fore unwise and dangerous as a precedent, but next Senate bill No. 545.
the pension heretofore granted her, the further is unnecessary, not so effective in its operation The motion was agreed to; and the bill (S. sum of two dollars per month, for and on ac- as the mode prescribed by the Constitution, No. 545) granting a pension to Hannah Cook count of the care, custody, and maintenance
involves the additional delay, and from its terms was read the second time, and considered as in by her of Anna M. Eckhardt, a child under may be taken rather as applicable to a TerriCommittee of the Whole. It proposes to direct sixteen years of age of Henry L. Eckhardt by tory about to be admitted as one of the United the Secretary of the Interior to place on the a former wife, from the 3d day of February,
States than to a State which has occupied a pension-roll, subject to the provisions and limit- 1868, while she has such care, custody, and
place in the Union for upward of a quarter of ations of the pension laws, the
name of Han- maintenance, until the child shall attain the a century. nah Cook, widow of Lyman N. Cook, deceased, age of sixteen years.
The bill declares the State of Arkansas and to pay her a pension at the rate of $22 50 The bill was reported to the Senate, ordered
entitled and admitted to representation in Conper month, to commence from the 2d day of to be engrossed for a third reading, read the gress as one of the States of the Union upon April, 1868. third time, and passed.
the following fundamental condition : The bill was reported to the Senate, ordered
That the constitution of Arkansas shall never be so PACIFIC RAILROAD REPORTS.
amended or changed as to deprive any citizen or to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before
class of citizens of the United States of the right to
vote who are entitled to vote by the constitution the Senate the amendment of the House of
herein recognized, except as a punishment for such JANE M'MORRAY.
Representatives to the bill (S. No. 450) rela- crimes as are now felonies at common law, whereof Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that we pro- tive to filing reports of railroad companies.
they shall be duly convicted under laws equally apceed to the consideration of Senate bill No. 546. The amendment was to add to the Dill the
plicable to all the inhabitants of said State: Pro
vided. That any alteration of said constitution, prosThe motion was agreed to; and the bill (S. || following section:
pective in its effect, may be made in regard to the No. 546) for the relief of Jane McMurray was
time and place of residence of voters." SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That in addition read the second time, and considered as in to the eight subjects referred to in section twenty of I have been unable to find in the Constitution Committee of the Whole. It provides for
the act of July, 1862, to be reported upon, there shall
of the United States any warrant for the exerthe payment to Jane McMurray, of Carlisle, Interior all reports of engineers, superintendents, or cise of the authority thus claimed by Congress. Pennsylvania, widow of Ezekiel McMurray, á other officers who make annually reports to any of
In assuming the power to impose a “fundasoldier of the war of 1812, a pension at the said railroad companies.
upon a State which has rate of eight dollars per month, in lieu of the Mr. POMEROY. I move that the amend- been duly admitted into the Union on an equal sum of four dollars per month now received ment be concurred in.
footing with the original States in all respects by ber, to commence from the 14th day of The motion was agreed to.
whatever, Congress asserts a right to enter a July, 1862.
REPRESENTATION OF ARKANSAS-VETO. State as it may a Territory, and to regulate the The bill was reported to the Senate, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the
The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before highest prerogative of a free people--the elect
ive franchise. This question is reserved by third time, and passed. the Senate the bill (H. R. No. 1039) to admit
the Constitution to the States themselves, and the State of Arkansas to representation in Con
to concede to Congress the power to regulate JOHN SHEETS. gress, which had been received from the House
this subject would be to reverse the funda. Mr. VAN WINKLE.
I move that the
mental principle of the Republic, and to place Senate proceed to the consideration of Senate the President thereon.
in the hands of the Federal Government (which The Secretary read the veto message, as fol
is the creature of the States) the sovereignty The motion was agreed to; and the bill (S. lows:
which justly belongs to the States or the peoNo. 547) granting a pension to John Sheets To the House of Representatives :
ple, to the true source of all political power by was read the second time, and considered as I return without my signature a bill entitled whom our Federal system was created, and to in Committee of the Whole.
proposes to "An act to admit the State of Arkansas to direct the Secretary of the Interior to place on
whose will all is subordinate. the pension-roll, subject to the provisions and representation in Congress."
The bill fails to provide in what manner the limitations of the pension laws, the name of The approval of this bill would be an admis
State of Arkansas is to signify its acceptance John Sheets, late a private in company F,
sion on the part of the Executive that the act of the “ fundamental condition" which Con
for the more efficient government of the rebel gress endeavors to make unalterable and irrevtwelfth regiment West Virginia volunteers, and States, passed March 2, 1867, and the act sup- ocable. Nor does it prescribe the penalty to to pay him a pension at the rate of fifteen dollars per month, to commence on the 14th day |tional.
plementary thereto, were proper and constitu- be imposed should the people of the State
My opinion, however, in reference to amend or change the particular portions of
these measures has undergone no change, but, the constitution which it is one of the purposes The bill was reported to the Senate, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the
on the contrary, has been strengthened by the of the bill to perpetuate, but leaves them in results which have attended their execution. uncertainty and doubt as to the consequences
Even were this not the case, I could not of such action, when the circumstances under
bill No. 547.
of March, 1863.
third time, and passed,
The report was read, as follows:
re IN re
MRS. ANY COROORAN. which this constitution has been brought to the Chair understand the Senator from Ohio to depot houses, and bridges during the coming attention of Congress are considered. It is not persist in his motion.
HATAN AERNAM. I submit a report unreasonable to suppose that efforts will be Mr. SHERMAN. Yes, sir; I move that
Mr. WARD. Is it not always made a pre
ses committee of conference. made to modily its provisions, and especially || the Senate proceed to the consideration of text for putting large bills through at the heel those in respect to which this measure prohib- 1) executive business.
of a session, that we have not time for com
egittee of conference on the disagreeing its any alteration. It is seriously questioned
nelle : F0 Houses on the amendment to the The motion was agreed to; and after some mittees to examine them? I have noticed that
IN granting a pension to urdu Cor. whether the constitution has been ratified by a time spent in executive session, the doors were the largest jobs that have gone through Con.
vi Par net, alter full and free conference creed to remmend, and do recotamend to
it majority of the persons who, under the act of || reopened, and the Senate adjourned.
gress in the way of expenditures come up at March 2, 1867, and the acts supplementary
the heel of the session, and the pretext always
trapatite Houses, as follows:
basculerteede from their disagreetneD!,to thereto, were entitled to registration and to
is that they cannot be examined by committees 2 disidence of the House, and agree to the saine.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, vote upon that issue. Section ten of the sched
for want of time. I insist that we should take
H. VAN AERNAM,
G. F. MILLER ule provides that-
SATURDAY, June 20, 1868.
Managers on the part of the House. "No person disqualified from voting or registering The House met at twelve o'clock m. Prayer does, an increased expenditure to the extent of
P.G. TAY WINKLE, under this constitution shall vote for candidates for by the Chaplain, Rev. C. B. Boynton.
LIMAS TRUMBULL any ollico, nor shall be permitted to vote for the rati
2.DONNELLY. I insist upon the pre
Managers on the part of the Senate. fication or rejection of the constitution at the polls
The Journal of yesterday was read and herein authorized." approved. vious question.
Se report was adopted. * Assumed to be in force before its adoption,
I: TAN AERNAM moved to reconsider
The question was taken upon seconding the
previous questión; and upon a division there sabr abich the report was adopted ; and E. in disregard of the law of Congress, the con- The SPEAKER laid before the House a
were-aves 44, noes 32 ; no quorum voting. se pred that the motion to reconsider be stitution undertakes to impose upon the elector copy of the laws of Montana Territory; which
Mr. WASHBURN, of Indiana, and Mr. Lade table other and further conditions. The fifth sec- were referred to the Committee on the Territion of the eighth article provides that “all | tories.
WARD, called for tellers.
2 star motion was agreed to.
Tellers were ordered; and Mr. DONNELLY persons, before registering or voting,'' must
THOMAS CROSSLEY. MAIL SERVICE IN DAKOTA AND MONTANA. and Mr. Ward were appointed. take and subscribe an oath which, among
SPEAKER stated that the House reothers, contains the following clause: The SPEAKER. The first business in order
The House again divided; and the tellers
and in the morning hour, which had just ke "That I accept the civil and political equality of is that pending at the adjournment yesterday, reported that there were-ayes 60, noes 35.
The Speaker voted in the affirmative; and
Excl. be consideration of Senate bill No. all men, and agree not to attempt to deprive any being Senate joint resolution No. 134, author.
se torde relief of Thomas Crossley, reported person or persons, on account of race, color, or pre- izing a change of mail service between Fort | accordingly the previous question was seconded. vious condition, of any political or civil right, privi
za from the Committee ou Paleats by
The main question was then ordered. Abercrombie and Helena. The joint resolu. lege, or immunity enjoyed by any other class of tion had been read three times, and the gentle.
The joint resolution was then ordered to a
all was read. It provides that Thomas
third reading; and it was accordingly read the It is well known that a very large portion of man from Minnesota [Mr. DONNELLY] had third time.
szet bare kare to make application to the the electors in all the States, if not a large called the previous question, pending which
Mr. WARD demanded the yeas and nays on the gentleman from Ohio [Mr. DELANO]moved majority of all of them, do not believe in or
the passage of the joint resolution.
d accept the political equality of Indians, Mon. that the joint resolution be laid upon the table.
The House divided; and there were-ayes golians, or negroes with the race to which they The question was taken, but no quorum voted.
eighteen, noes not counted. belong. If the voters of many of the Slates The gentleman from Ohio called for the yeas
Mr. WARD demanded tellers on the yeas of the North and West were required to take
and nays, pending which the House adjourned. such an oath as test of their qualification, The question now is npon ordering the yeas
Tellers were ordered. there is reason to believe that a majority of
and nays on the motion that the joint resolu.
The SPEAKER. More than enough have them would remain from the polls rather than
voted for tellers to order the yeas and nays, comply with its degrading conditions.
The yeas and nays were not ordered.
and they will be considered ordered, if there How far and to what extent this test-oath The question was again taken upon the mo
be no objection. prevented the registration of those who were tion to lay the joint resolution on the table, and
There was no objection; and it was ordered it was not agreed to. qualified under the laws of Congress it is not
accordingly. possible to know; but that such was its effect, The question recurred upon seconding the
The question was taken ; and it was decided at least sufficient to overcome them all and previous question.
in the atfirmative-yeas 57, nays 50, not voting give a doubtful majority in favor of this con: Mr. WARD. If the previous question is
82; as follows: stitution, there can be no reasonable doubt. not seconded, will it then be in order to move
YEAS-Messrs. Adams, Anderson, Delos R. Ashley, Should the people of Arkansas, therefore, to refer this joint resolution to the Committee Beaman, Beck, Blair, Coburn, Donnelly, Driggs desiring to regulate the elective franchise so as on the Post Office and Post Roads?
Eldridge, Farnsworth, Fox,Golladay, Grover, Hnight, to make it conform to the constitutions of a The SPEAKER. It will.
Higby, Hotchkiss, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Johnson,
Jones, Judd, Kelsey, Knott, Koontz, Lincoln, Loughlarge proportion of the States of the North and Mr. FARNSWORTH. And it will kill it.
ridge, Marvin, McClurg, McCormick, Moorhead, West, modify the provisions referred to in the Mr. WARD. The chairman of that com- Morrell, Morrissey, Mungen, Newcomb, O'Neill, "fundamental condition, what is to be the mittee (Mr. FarnSWORTH) seems to be friendly || Starkweather, Stokes, 'Taber, Taffe, Taylor. Lawrence
Paine, Poland, Prico, Sawyer, Sitgreaves, Smith, consequence? Is it intended that a denial of to the measure, and I desire to refer it to his S. Trimble. Trowbridge, Twichell, Van Aernam, Van representation shall follow? And if so, may committee for investigation.
Trump, Cadwalader c. Washbury, James F. Wilson, we not dread, at some future day, a recurrence Mr. FARNSWORTH. We have investigated
Windom, Woodbridge, and Woodward-37.
NAYS-Messrs. Bailey, Baker, Baldwin, Beatty. of the troubles which have so long agitated the it informally.
Benjamin, Benton, Boutwell, Buckland, Cake, Reader country? Would it not be the part of wisdom Mr. WARD. Are the committee prepared
W. Clarke, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cullom, Eckley,
Eggleston, Ela, Ferriss, Garfield, Getz, Glossbrenner, to take for our guide the Federal Constitution, to report in its favor ?
Harding, Hawkins, Hill, Holman, Chester D. Hube rather than resort to measures which, looking Mr. FARNSWORTH. I think they are.
bard, Julian, Ketcham, George V. Lawrence, May
na was the bill was passed ; and also only to the present, may in a few years renew, Mr. DONNELLY. It is uiterly impossible
nard, McCarthy, Mercur, Moore, Mullins, Orth, in an aggravated form, the strife and bitterness for the con mittee to report on this joint reso
Plants, Polsley, Pomeroy, 'Scofield, Spalding, Aaron
F, Stevens, Thaddeus Stevens, John Trimble, Van caused by legislation which has proved to be lution at this session if it is referred to them.
Wyck, Ward, Henry D. Washburn, William B.
Wushburn, Welker, Thomas Williams, and John T.
Mr. HIGBY. Have not the Committee on NOT VOTING-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Archer, WASHINGTON, June 20, 1868. the Post Office and Post Roads a measure of a
Arnell, James M. Ashley, Axtell, Banks, Barnes similar character now before them?
Barnum, Bingham, Blaine, Boyer, Bromwell, Brooks. Mr. TRUMBULL. I move that the mes.
Broomall, Burr, Butler, Ciury. Chanler, Churchill
Not that I am sage be printed, and that the subject be post
Sidney Clarke,Covode, Dawes, Delano, Dixon, Dodge,
found truly enrolled biils of aware of.
Eliot, Ferry, Fields. Finney, Gravely, Griswold, poned until Monday. The motion was agreed to.
Mr. HIGBY. I understood they had.
Halsey, Hooper, Hopking, Asahel W. Hubbard,
Richard D. Hubbard, Tulburd, Humphrey, Hunter,
they have; a bill or petition or something of Mr. SHERMAN. I move that the Senate the kind.
lough, Miller, Myers, Niblack, Nicholson, Nuun, proceed to the consideration of executive Mr. HIGBY. Did not a majority of the
Perham, Peters, Phelps, Pike. Pile, Pruyn, Randall,
Raum, Robertson, Robinson: Ross, Schenck. Selye. business.
House Committee and all the members of the Shanks, Shellabarger, Stewart, Stone, Thomas, Mr. HARLAN. I desire very much to have Senate Committee on the Post Office and Post
Upson, Van Auken, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van the attention of the Senate to several District Roads unite in a joint request to the Post
Horn, Elihu B. Washburno, William Williams, Ste
phien F. Wilson, and Wood-82. bills, and it is not now quite the usual time Office Department to make the change here So the joint resolution was passed. for adjournment; and I think if the Senate contemplated? would give the Committee on the District of
Mr. FARNSWORTH. I think that is so.
During the vote, Columbia an hour to-day we could dispose of
Mr. BOUTWELL. Is there any exigency
Mr. HİLL stated that Mr. Myers was paired
with Mr. RANDALL. several bills that will not elicit discussion, and, in this business that justifies taking this joint perhaps, in this way economize time very resolution out of the ordinary course? Why not
The reading of the vote was, by unanimous
consent, dispensed with. much.
refer it to a committee for examination, even if Mr. SHERMAN. There was rather an they do not report upon it until the next
The vote was then announced as above recorded.
o popusta kyproved understanding that we should not do anything session? but pension business to day, and we have not Mr. DONNELLY.
Mr. DONNELLY moved to reconsider the
It is very important a quorum, so that if there was any dispute on that this joint resolution should pass now, so
vote by which the joint resolution was passed;
and also moved that the motion to reconsider
that the parties who may take the contract may
be laid on the table. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Does the
The latter motion was agreed to.
2 suiker of Patents for the extension of kini patent issued to him for improve. za o machines for printing woolen and Repaid for the term of fourteen years a hari b. 1854. the letters-patent bearing * 023 in that year, in the same manner
prition for such extension had been 43 42: Dinety days befure the expiration 29ca, and that the Commissioner 'be
to consider and determine this not a the same manner as if it had app worry days before the expiration of 2DYCKES. Mr. Speaker, I rise for the sau o susing an explanation. It is simliette petitioner to make a correction |
It gives him po rights. It makes pe I does not control the action of the
Ese of any person enployed there.. Fuatie do file his petition now as if he olishgar the time allowed by law. There
MRS. ANN CORCORAN.
accounts of Andrew S. Core was taken from of the memorialist, he cannot be considered as the Mr. VAN AERNAM. I submit a report the Speaker's table, read a first and second representative of any more than a few individuals, from a committee of conference. time, and referred to the Committee of Ways
and the request upon which he came here is no
better than if no mecting had been hold, and he had and Means. The report was read, as follows:
como by the private and personal request of each of The committee of conference on the disagreeing
But the committee are of opinion that the procevotes of the two Hlouses on the amendment to the
Mr. POLAND, from the Committee on Re- dents themselves are mischievous in principle and bill (S. No. 181) granting a pension to Mrs. Ann Corcoran, having met, after full and free conference visal and Unfinished Business, submitted the
ought not to be followed, even if the memorialist have agreed to recommend, and do recoinmend to following report:
brought his ease within them. He came here as tbe
agent and representative of private wishes and intheir respective Houses, as follows: That the Senate recede from their disagreement, to
The Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Busi- terests; and though those wishes and interests wero thic amendment of the House, and agree to the saine.
ness, to whom was "referred the memorial of Abelard to be forwarded by procuring a law of the most puhH. VAN AERNAM, Guthrie, praying to be allowed mileage and per diem
lic character, still his character and responsibility G. F. MILLER,
as Delegate from the Territory of Nebraska to the are not changed thereby. If Congress recognize the Managers on the part of the House. Thirty-Second Congress, have had the same under
validity of that class of service, and the liability of P. G. VAN WINKLE, consideration, and respectfully report:
the Government to pay therefor, there will be no LYMAN TRUMBULL,
That the memorialist, on the 17th day of Decem- limit to calls upon the public funds. In this or any
ber, 1852, presented a memorial to the House of Rep- similar case, two or half a dozen agents might be Managers on the part of the Senate.
resentatives, asking to be admitted as a delegate sent to operate upon Congress, and if their services The report was adopted.
from the Territory of Nebraska. The matter was were equally beneficial, they would all be equally Mr. VAN AERNAM moved to reconsider || tions. On the 3d of March, 1853, the Committee of referred by the House to their Committee of Elec- entitled to be paid for their services out of the public
Treasury, the vote by which the report was adopted ; and Elections reported to the House that the memorialist The committee therefore ask to bo discharged from also moved that the motion to reconsider be
was not entitled to admission as a Delegate, and the further consideration of said memorial, and asked to be discharged from thefurther consideration
recommend that the same be laid on the table. laid on the table. of the case, and the House unanimously so ordered.
Mr. POLAND. I am not able to state any The latter motion was agreed to.
It does not appear that the memorialist inade any application to Congress for compensation until the
further facts than are contained in the report. THOMAS CROSSLEY.
230 of February, 1851, when his memorial for that The committee was accordingly discharged The SPEAKER stated that the House repurpose was presented, and was reforred to the Com
from the further consideration of the memorial, mittee on the Judiciary, and the matter has been sumed in the morning hour, which had just kept before the House in some form from that time and the same was laid on the table. commenced, the consideration of Senate bill No. to the present. The committee have not studied its 426, for the relief of Thonas Crossley, reported history closely enough to be able to give the precise
VENTILATION OF THE HALL, dates or order of its transfer from one committee to yesterday from the Committee on Patents by another, but it appears to have been before the Com
Mr. COVODE, by unanimous consent, made Mr. Myers.
mittees on the Judiciary, of Elections, on Appropri- a report from the Committee on Public Build
ations, on Claims; and more than onco before some The bill was read. It provides that Thomas
ings and Grounds in relation to ventilation of of them Crossley have leave to make application to the
the Hall of the House of Representatives; The Committee of Elections, in 1856, and again in Commissioner of Patents for the extension of 1862, reported in favor of paying the memorialist five
which was ordered to be printed, and recomthe letters-patent issued to him for improve.
dollars per day, from the time of presenting his mitted to the committee.
momorial to the close of that Congress, and his milements in machines for printing woolen and age, not exceeding $2,000.
Subsequently Mr. COVODE entered a moother goods for the term of fourteen years
All the other committees who have had the matter tion to reconsider the vote by which the report from April 5, 1854, the letters-patent bearing
before tbem havo reported adversely to the payment was recomınitted.
of any suin to the memorialist, or have been disdate June 20 in that year, in the same manner charged from its consideration without reporting
PAYMENT OF WITNESSES. as if the petition for such extension had been thereon. filed at least ninety days before the expiration This committee, having at last been intrusted with
Mr. COVODE also, by unanimous consent, the investigation of this claim, cousider that justice offered the following resolution; which was of the patent, and that the Commissioner be to the memorialist, as well as to the llouse, requires | read, considered, and agreed to: authorized to consider and determine this that it should be finally disposed of, and they have application in the same manner as if it had therefore endeavored, as far as possible, at this late
Resolved, That there be paid as mileage and per day, to ascertain the facts upon which its merits diem to George H. Haupt and Lewis W. Leeds, witbeen filed ninety days before the expiration of rest.
nesses before the Committee on Public Buildings and Such election as was held was in the month of Octo- Grounds, $124 each. Mr. JENCKES. Mr. Speaker, I rise for the ber, 1852. There was at that time no organized gov
LEONIDAS SMITII. ernment in the Territory of Nebraska, What was purpose of making an explanation. It is sim- called the territory of Nebraskit ombraced all the Mr. KERR, by unanimous consent, introply to enable the petitioner to make a correction present States of Nebraska and Kansus, and a con
duced a bill (H. R. No. 1280) for the relief of as to a date. It gives him no rights. It makes
siderable amount of territory beside. What extent
Lieutenant Leonidas Smith, late of the twentynu grant. It does not coutrol the action of the extensive region we have not had opportunity to second regiment Indiana volunteer infantry; Patent Office or any person employed there.
investigate. Sumo part, and perhaps all the people which was read a first and second time, and It permits him to filé his petition now as if he had filed it at the time allowed by law. There
lished, and it was deemed advisable by some of them referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. that some oneshould besent to represent their wishes
JACOB BIGGS. was an accidental mistake.
and intents before Congress. I demand the previous question.
The memoralist stated before us that meetings were Mr. KERR also, by unanimous consent, in
held in four places, and that about one hundred votes The previous question was seconded and the
troduced a bill (H. R. No. 1281) for the relief were cast in all. It should be stated, however, that main question ordered ; and under the opera;
when the Connittee of Elections reported upon tho of Jacob Biggs; which was read a first and tion thereof the bill was ordered to a third memorialist's right to a seat, they stated that there
second time, and referred to the Committee on was voting at buttwo places. What notice was given reading; and it was accordingly read the third
Invalid Pensions. of these ineetings that were held, or how extensive time, and passed. this notice was, or whether any other part of the
Mr. UPSON moved to reconsider the votes Mr. JENCKES moved to reconsider the
people of that region had any opportunity to hold | by which the bills were referred; and also vote by which the bill was passed ; and also meetings and yote, did not appear. If any evidence
moved that the motion to reconsider be laid was ever before Congress as to these meetings, or moved that the motion to reconsider be laid
anything in the characıer of credentials to the memo- on the table. on the table.
rialist, none can now be found. There were no elec- The latter motion was agreed to. The latter motion was agreed to.
tion officers to call or hold elections, and such meet-
NATIONAL BANK IN NEW YORK.
meetings of a few persons who had become resident
Mr. POMEROY. I report back from the Mr. HOLMAN, from the Committee on
It is not claimed now by the nomorialist that he Committee on Banking and Currency a bill Enrolled Bills, reported that they had ex:
was legally entitled to a seat as a deiegate, or that amined and found truly enrolled bills of the he is by any law entitled to compensation as such.
(K. R. No. 1035) authorizing the ManufacHe claims compensation upon the ground that he turers' National Bank of New York to change following titles; when the Speaker signed the
performed valuable public service in promoting the its location, with a recommendation that it do establishment of a territorial government for Ne
pass. Without reading the bill I will state braska. He also urges that claims of a character An act (H. R. No. 861) relating to the similar to his bave been recognized and paid by order that it simply authorizes this bank to change Supreme Court of the United States; of Congress.
its location from New York city to Brooklyn. An act(H. R. No. 538) to extend the boundAn act establishing a territorial government for
It was formerly located in Brooklyn, but at aries of the collection district of Philadelphia Nebraska passed the House in February, 1853, but
the time it formed itself into a national bank failed to pass the Senate. 80 as to include the whole consolidated city of
The committee have no special evidence on the lit changed its location to New York city. It subject, but they do not doubt the memorialist ased
now desires to go back to Brooklyn. his best efforts and influence to promote the estabAn act (H. R. No. 598) to continue the
The bill was ordered to be engrossed and Bureau for the Relief of Freedmen and Refu
lishment of a territorial government. The history
accordingly read the third time, and passed. An act (H. R. No. 764) for the relief of certhe service of the memorialist as of such a public
Mr. POMEROY moved to reconsider the tain
character, or as being for the benefit of the Governexporters of rum; and ment in any such sense as to entitle him to be paid
vote by which the bill was passed; and also An act (H. R. No. 176) to amend an act therefor out of the public Treasury.
moved that the motion to reconsider be laid entitled "An act to provide for carrying the The precedents upon which the memorialişt relies
on the table. mails from the United States to foreign ports,
are the cases of Hugh N. Smith, of New Mexico, and
A. W. Babbitt, of Utah, who claimed and asked to The latter motion was agreed to. and for other purposes," approved March 25, be admitted to seats as Delegates from those Terri
CIIANGE OF NAMES OF NATIONAL BANKS. tories respectively before any territorial organizations thercip. They were denied seats, but were
Mr. POMEROY, from the same committee, ANDREW S. CORE.
allowed their mileage and per diem, On motion of Mr. HUBBARD, of West
It appears, however, that those gentlemen were reported a bill (H. R. No. 1282) authorizing chosen by conventions of delegates chosen from all
certain banks nained therein to change their Virginia, the bill (S. No. 522) to authorize the
parts of those Territories, so that in some sense they Commissioner of the Revenue to settle the
might be said to be representatives of the entire peo- names; which was read a first and second ple of such unorganized districts. But in the caso time.
gees, and for other purposes ;
Flienter of this House, before sucha person is
on the seat.
Pere it is shown by proof that the claimant
e sould Lot be permitted to take the
ha teeboxalls, but must have been and public, aed must hare been done organd
notades, as fairly to show that they to designed to, and in ibeir nature tenued Feite este of the rebellion." ca report the principle is announced 2200 pho has given aid or comfort 10 ia taall not be permitted to take the
The bill provides for the change of the name has been at all times the ruling man of the rations created by the provisions of the acts of
szet the late rebellion, or the illegality of an ciec.
a web pertain to a contesta! of the City National Bank of New Orleans to bank in place of "second." That is all. It Congress approved July 2, 1864, and July 27,
aktivan, and she got prevenza pero mais. the Germania National Bank of New Orleans, does not change the location of the bank; it | 1866, and known as the Northern Pacific Rail
solar certificate roa taking his seal." whenever the board of directors of said bank does not change the securities nor the circula- road Company, the Atlantic and Pacific Rail.
far that report was made, the, Hinge shall accept the new name by resolution of the tion nor the liabilities in any way or manner. road Company, and the Southern Pacific Rail- Landed the Counmittee of Elections to inz.ire board, and cause a copy of such resolution, | I will ask the previous question on the bill. road Company, shall make reports to the
austbecoming racation of Congressweizer
straned gentlemen claiming sests in this
9 as Berrezutatives from the State of ance shall be made within six months after the Mr. POMEROY. Certainly.
be made by the Union Pacific railroad and
Letzt had been guilty of such acts of per ! passage of this act. Mr. MUNGEN. As I understand the ori- | branches, under the provisions of the first sec
ca daopalty as disqualify them from holdSection two provides that all the debts, ginal national banking law, or by the Treasury tion of this act, and on failure so to do shall gants on this toor as Representatives from demands, liabilities, rights, privileges, and regulations, the banks were required to take the be subject to the like suspension.
be powers of the City National Bank of New
name of the locality and a number in numerical The third section provides that the reports that investigation in Kentucky, the Orleans shall devolve upon and inure to the order. Now, it seems to me that there is some- required from the commissioners appointed to sze of Elections made a report Decem-' Germania National Bank of New Orleans, thing in a name. I think the security of United examine and report in relation to the road of
243, which reported their conclusions! whenever such change is effected. States stocks ought to give faith and assurance any of the corporations whereto reference is
Ta terring w the firsi-nawed report: Sections three and four contain similar enact. enough to the Germans of New Orleans or of made in this aci, shall be addressed to and hled
Singapuittee adhere to the views expressed in its ments providing for the change of the names any other place as to the redemption of the in the Department of the Interior; and so much
that no man who has been taken of the National Bank of Plattsburg to the Vila notes of a bank-their issue being based on of any and all acts as requires any reports from strast to crearow the Goverimentari subNational Bank of Plattsburg: Government bonds. You might call it the such companies, or any officers thereof, to be
Postop by force of arms, or who has N Mr. FARNSWORTH. Is this a private bill? | Hamburg bank or the Amsterdam bank or the made to the Secretary of the Treasury, is hereby
Te sil, countenance, counsel, or ch
WD perces s9 Corised, vusht so be The SPEAKER. The Chair regards this as Rotterdam bank or any other bank, but I do not repealed.
Dar in this lege tu make law fir a private bill. On page 15 of the Digest will think it would add to the credit or responsibil- Mr. WASHBURN, of Wisconsin. I under
bebas traitously sought to desitur, and
bideant that there must be power in this line be found this language: ity thereof. I like German names, as General | stand that this is merely a proposition to change
ito, the House being the judge ottie "It has been the practice in Parliament and also Scott did; but I fail to see the necessity for this the method of making reports on the part of
37 fit members, of wbichtidelity to be in Congress to consider as private such as aro 'for change of name.
Emas one, and that this end can only be
aplisaed by the investigav vi any the interest of individuals, public companies or cor,
some new and additional
I porations, a parish, city, county, or other locality.'
are to be made to the Secretary of the Treas. presume
Lopparently well-grounded chargeoir the next step will be to return the old issue and ury and some to the Secretary of the Interior.
Contaty made against a person plaiming a Mr. FARNSWORTH, I would suggest that have a new issue printed with the new name This bill simply requires that all the reports this bill, if I understand it, changes a public on it. I think it is only an additional expense, shall be made to the Secretary of the Interior. law. without any corresponding benefit. I see no I think that is very proper, and therefore will
wa ce report the committee said: The SPEAKER. That is very often done | particular objection to it, neither do I see any
make no objection to it. by private bills. particular necessity for it.
The amendment reported from the commitMr. FARNSWORTH. Would a bill in
Mr. POMEROY. I do not know that there tee was to add to the bill the following: relation to the Pacific railroad changing the is any public necessity requiring this to be donc.
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That in addition existing law be a private bill? But it is only giving to these banks the same
to the eight subjects referred to in section twenty of The SPEAKER. The Chair will rule upon
the act of July, 1862, to be reported upon, there shall right in adopting names that half of the other
also be furnished annually to the Secretary of the that question when it comes up. There is a banks have had. In pursuance of regulations Interior all reports of engineers, superintendents, or general pension law, but every special pension of the Secretary of the Treasury, and not
other officers who make annual reports to any of
said railroad companies. law in regard to certain persons, and yet such according to law, banks at first were required
The amendment was agreed to. to adopt numerical designations, but afterwards bills are always held to be private bills. that was not required. I now call the previous
The bill, as amended, was then read the third Mr. FARNSWORTH. Those are bills for question.
time, and passed. the relief of private persons.
Mr. PRICE moved to reconsider the vote by
Y The previous question was seconded and the The SPEAKER. The Chair thinks that main question ordered.
which the bill was passed ; and also moved this is clearly a private bill, and the question
The bill was then ordered to be engrossed
that the motion to reconsider be laid on the is on ordering it to be engrossed and read a and read a third time; and being engrossed, it
table. third time,
The latter motion was agreed to. was accordingly read the third time, and passed. Mr. FARNSWORTH. It seems to me that
Mr. POMEROY moved to reconsider the vote ELECTION CONTEST M'KEE VS, YOUNG. this is a way of whipping the devil round the
by which the bill was passed ; and also moved stump, by closing up the affairs of one bank
Mr. COOK. I now call up the contestedthat the motion to reconsider be laid on the and starting another without going through the
election case of McKee vs. Young, in relation table. process required by law at the present time;
to the ninth congressional district of Kentucky,
The latter motion was agreed to. and if that is the case, I am against it.
The resolution, reported by the majority of Mr. POMEROY. I will state that the object REPORTS OF PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANIES.
the Committee on Elections were read as
follows: of the bill is not to accomplish any such pur- Mr. PRICE. I ask consent to report back, pose. I am as strongly opposed to that as the with an amendment, from the Committee on
Resolved, That J.D. Young was not legally clected
a member of the House of Representatives of the gentleman is. Its object is simply this: the the Pacific Railroad, Senate bill No. 450, rela- Fortieth Congress from the ninth congressional disHouse all understand that at the original organ- tive to filing reports of railroad companies.
trict of Kentucky, ization of these national banks the old original The SPEAKER. This is a public bill, and
Resolved, That Samuel McKee was duly elected a
member of the House of Representatives in the bank names had to be surrendered, and, as was will require unanimous consent for its consid- Fortieth Congress from the ninth congressional disthe case in the celebrated Stickney family, || eration at this time.
trict of the State of Kentucky.
Mr. COOK. There was another resolution ney, second Stickney, third Stickney, and so bill be read.
reported from the Committee of Elections some on, these banks were required to be named The bill was read. The first section provides | time before those just read. I ask that it also first national bank, second national bank, and that the reports required to be made to the Sec- be now read.
et sain their report if the claimat 80 on; and all that is sought to be accom- retary of the Treasury on or before the 1st day The Clerk read as follows: plished is simply to change the names of the of July of each year, by the corporations created Resolved, That John D. Young, having voluntarily
, banks to such names as the parties desire. by or entitled to subsidies under the provisions given aid, countenance, counsel, and encouragement This is now allowed, the original system of an act entitled “Anact to aid in the construc
to personsengaged in armed hostility to the United
States, is not entitled to take the oath of oftice ad & adopted of requiring them to be known by tion of a railroad and telegraph line from the Representative in this House from the ninth connumbers having been abandoned by the Treas- Missouri river to the Pacific ocean, and to gressional district of Kentucky, or to hold a seat ury Department itself. In the organization of secure to the Government the use of the same
therein as such Representative. national banks for some time past the old sys- for postal, military, and other purposes," ap
Mr. COOK. Mr. Speaker, if I can get the
a tus community where here
public opinion. His opin tem has been abandoned and they have been proved July 1, 1862, and the acts supplemental
attention of the House for a short time, I think allowed to take such names as they desired. to and amendatory thereof, shall hereafter be
I can make clear the reasons for the adoption There is a particular reason why they desire made to the Secretary of the Interior on or of the resolutions just reported. to have the name of this bank in New Orleans before the 1st day of October of each year, the
On the 9th of July, 1867, the Committee of changed to the “ Germania National Bank.'
reports to furnish full and specific information Elections made their first report in relation to The bank stock and the bank have passed upon the several points mentioned in the twen- the Kentucky election cases, which report was almost entirely into the hands of Germans, tieth section of the act of 1862, and shall be adopted by the House. In that report the comand they wish to make it in its character and verified as therein prescribed, and on failure in its direction such as to attract the confidence to make the same as herein required, the issue • The committee are of opinion that po person who and support of the German citizens of New of bonds or patents to the company in default
has been engaged in armed hostility to the GovernOrleans, and they are very anxious to have it shall be suspended until the requirements of
ment of the United States, or who has given aid and known as the Germania National Bank. The this act shall be complied with by such com
comfort to its enemies during the late rebellion, ought
as a member of this llouse, reasons assigned were such that the Committee
pany; and the reports hitherto made to the and that any specific and apparently well-grounded on Banking and Currency unanimously agreed Secretary of the Treasury under that act shall charge of personal disloyalty made against a person to it, as they did also in the other case. In the be transferred and delivered by him to the Sec
claiming a seat as a member of this lleuse ought to
be investigated and reported upon before such perother case the change proposed is simply to retary of the Interior, to be filed by him. son is permitted to take the seat; bat all charges insert tbe name of the individual who is and
The second section provides that the corpo
touching the disloyalty of a constituency in a state
neabe Committee of Elections believe etidence shows Nr. Young, one of the; the
eta dois stat, from the State of Kenya en fairly within the rule laid dowo entre in this report to which I have e Toe evidence shows both by spreca Habe as given aid and countenance to
en god that such speeches and 2 tature tended to give countenance
, and most have been so de did the proof on this point I will inst Jo vention of the House; and from radh House will become satisfieil, as
22mes has already become satistiell, na D. loung is not entitled to a seat
etative from Kentucky, unless, in
, of Wisconsin. Let the
se Wige is prepared to reverse the si ti the House in sustaining the pre
of the committee. al sil proceed to lay before the
Sca, irsi as to the charges of pets i pracy uzainst John D. Young, 'llite
*** Sly act or speech given aid ar se to the won the rebellion he is not entitit
A this House. The proof is dit Isang did repeatedly give aid at Bernthe rebellion by speech and a e 14 a prominent que le
during the late rebellion, or the illegality of an election, are matters which pertain to a contest in the
he thought it had. I laid his case before General Bridge, I was met by a squad of confederate soldiers, ordinary way, and should not prevent a person hold
Boyle, and was ordered by him to send Mr. Young to as they called themselves, in number from fifteen ing a regular certificate from taking his seat.' camp Chase.”
to twenty, as near as I remember; they told me they After that report was made, the, House
On page 59, Mis Doc. 47, G. W. Parsons
were going into Owingsville and did not allow anytestifies :
body to go out until tuey got ready, and that I must directed the Committee of Elections to inquire
go back with them, which I did. After they rodo “In the year 1861, one day Mr. Young stayed for into the town there was it pretty general rushing of during the coming vacation of Congress whether dinner,” &c. "I was there." "After dinner Mr.
the town people, who came up or out to see them. certain named gentlemen claiming seats in this Gill, Mr. Young, and myself got into conversation on
Among others who came, there was a certain gent House as Representatives from the State of the subject of the war. It was astor Mr. Lincoln had
man who came down toward where I was, and up called for seventy-five thousand men, and that was
to the men who had we in charge, and close by Kentucky had been guilty of such acts of per: the subject of the discussion. Mr. Young took posi
where I was standing; he was pointing his finger in sonal disloyalty as disqualify them from hold
tion against the action ofthe President.and remarked, the direction of a certain house, and named the ing seats on this floor as Representatives from among other things, that Mr. Lincoln ought to be
house, but I don't now ruinember the name of said impeached and huug is high as llanan. I asked
house, and told the men that in that house there wils Kentucky: him what ought to be done with Jefferson Davis, and
a 'Yankeo soldier,' and to go for him, which the After that investigation in Kentucky, the he said 'nothing; that Mr. Davis had violated no
rebel soldiers did. A part of the lut went to the Committee of Elections made a report Decemconstitutional obligation.'"
house, and some who remained near me turned
toward the gentleman, whom I did not know, and ber 3, 1867, which reported their conclusions
On page 58, Mis. Doc. 47, Spotswood Dead- spoke to him and said Ilow are you, Judge Young?! as follows, referring to the first-named report: man (colored) testifies:
This same man whom they called Judge Young, and
a part of the rebel soldiers, turned away from iug "The committee adhere to the views expressed in
"He (Young) always talked in favor of the rebellion."
and engaged in conversation, in rather a lower tone that report, that no man who has been engaged in
of voice than at first; I did not hear what was then an attempt to overthrow the Government and sub- On page 57, same book of testimony, John said, but in a very short time a part of the same men vert the Constitution by force of arms, or who has Miller testifies :
went off and in a few minutes retured with some voluntarily given aid, countenauce, counsel, or on
horses, upon onoof which they mounted the prisoner couragement to persons socngaged, ought to be
"All took him to be a rebel. He was a rebel. I they had taken, and soon after moved off. Before admitted to a seat in this House to make laws for
heard Josh Ewing talking to him one day and saying they returned with the horses, the man whom they the nation he has traitorously sought to destroy, and
that he could take his (Ewing's sons into the rebel called Judge Young wout ofi, and I did not then it is apparent that there must be power in this House
army, but could not go himself. That was on the 8guin seo bin any more. to prevent this, the House being the judge of the street in Owingsville."
Question. Have you seen him since? And if so, qualifications of its members, of which fidelity to the And this is confirmed on page 65, same book,
state the circumstances. Constitution is one, and that this end can only be
Ansicer. I don't know whether I have ever seen certainly accomplished by the investigation of any by W. H. T. Moss, who testifies :
him since or not, but at l'ebruary court, just previous specific and apparently well-grounded charge of per“Mr. Joshua Ewing and Mr. Young and a crowd
to the May eicction last, I Wisin court, in the courtsonal disloyalty made against a person claiming a were chatting in the street one morning, and I heard
house at Mooreiread, and while the court was going seat as a member of this House, before such person is Mr. Young remark to Mr. Ewing, I expect to have
on I heard some onespeaki vui, 'llow are you, Judge permitted to take the seat."
a company in South Carolina to fight the Yankees, Young?' I was at once reminded of the same ex-
pression I had heard at Owingsville, and turned to
see who it was. Tom llayes, who had been a captain "Whenever it is shown by proof that the claimant country you had better leave.");
in the rebel army, was standing ncar, and I took him
to bethcinan, froin the voice, who then addressed the has, by act or speech, given aid or countenance to On page 72, saine book, James Hall testifies:
mun he called Judge Young. I was not acquainted the rebellion he should not be permitted to take the “He(Young) was in favor of the South gaining its
myself with Judge Young, but when I saw hin there oath, and such acts or speech need not bo such as to constitute treason technically, but must have been independence. I heard him speak of it frequently
in the court-house at Moorehead, I took him to be the 80 overt and public, and must have been done orsaid on.the xtreet in Owingsville"
same I had seen at Owingsville, and believe that lo
was the same man. These are the only two times I under such circumstances, as fairly to show that they
These declarations are repeated by a man bayo scen Judge Young, if this was him. were actually designed to, and in their nature tended holding the office of county judge of that Question. Please describe the man whom you saw, to, forward the cause of the rebellion."
and whom they called Judge Young, county. They were accompanied by acts to
Answer. As near as I recollect, he seemed to be In this report the principle is announced which I desire, very briefly and as succinctly about a common man in height and size. He was a that any one who has given aid or comfort to as I can, to call the attention of the House. good-looking man, as I thought; had very dark hair, the rebellion shall not be permitted to take the It is in proof that at different times, Mr.
dark whiskers, and a very keen black eye; thought
about as keen an eye as I had ever seen. oath.
Young gave food to bands of rebels who were Question. Were you a soldier or citizen when capNow, sir, the Committee of Elections believe || organized in the commencement of the war in tured near Owingsville in 1893 ? that the evidence shows Mr. Young, one of the
Answer. I was a citizen, dressed in citizen's the vicinity of his residence. On page 58, said
clothes, and had nothing to do with the Army at that claimants to this seat, from the State of Ken- Mis. Doc. 47, Spotswood Deadman (colored) time. tucky, comes fairly within the rule laid down testifies :
Question. Did the rebel soldiers capture the Yanby the committee in this report to which I have
kee soldier from the house to which Young pointed? " When the rebels were passing through Owings
Answer. They captured the soldier, brought him referred. The evidence shows both by speech ville, where I was then living, and where Mr. Young
out, and took him off with them; released me, aud and act he has given aid and countenance to lived, he took a very active part in feeding them and
told me I could go where I pleased. conveying provisions to thein," When rebels were " Cross examined: the rebellion, and that such speeches and passing through he would take them to his house and
"Question. Please state who was in command of the acts in their nature tended to give countenance feed them." * At this time nobody was forced to
rebel squad that captured you near Owingsville, to the rebellion, and must have been so defeed them unless he chose. It was voluntary.”
Kentucky, in the spring ef 1803; and state what timo “Sometimes he would go out and meet them, and he
ot' year it was. signed. And the proof on this point I will first would welcome them to town,"
“Anriver. I did not know any of the squad of rebels call to the attention of the House; and from
POINTS OUT A UNION SOLDIER.
that captured ine in 1863. I was captured in the that proof the House will become satisfied, as
But Union soldiers were not favorites with
spring. I think, the last of February, or the first of the committee has already become satisfied,
March. that John D. Young is not entitled to a seat
those who were in favor of "the South gain- Question. Please state whether you were acas Representative from Kentucky, unless, ining its independence."
quainted with any of thecitizens of Owingsvilluwhen
you were taken there; and if so, who were they? deed, the House is prepared to reverse the Another fact to which I wish to call attention
"Answer. When I was taken back to Owingsville, decision of the House in sustaining the pre
is the charge which is made against Mr. Young, I did not recognize anybody that I knew that lived
and which the committee believe is sustained there. I recognized Jo. Wells, who resided in the vious reports of the committee.
neighborhood; he was with me when I was arrested This proof I will proceed to lay before the by the proof, that at one time when a squad
and went with me to Owingsville. House. Now, first as to the charges of per
of rebel cavalry came into the town of Owings- Question, Did you hear J. D. Young use any dissoual disloyalty against John D. Young. The ville, where Young resided, they were met by loyal language; and if so, what was it?
Answer. A man whom the soldiers called Judge committee say in their report if the claimant Young, who, after a very pleasant interview,
Young came to then and pointed to a house, and in wbich there seemed to be an entire con. told said soldiers that there was a Federal soldier to the seat has by act or speech given aid and countenance to the rebellion he is not entitled currence of opinion between the rebels and there, and to go for him, which they did; this is all
the language I heard the man called Judge Young to & seat in this House. Young, the latter said to the commanding
use. The soldiers that arrested me professed to beThe proof is that John D. Young did repeatedly give aid and officer that in such a house was a Yankee
long to Colonel Clarke's command. countenance to the rebellion by speech and act. soldier, and suggested that they should go for Question. State the height, age, weight, &c., of
the man that was called Judge Young by said squad His position was a prominent one.
him. Thereupon the party of men went to the He was
of soldiers," the leader of public opinion. His opinion
house and captured the Union soldier who guided that of the community where he resided
was there found. I ask the attention of the The evidence, in my opinion, fully identifies iu reference to public affairs. His opinion was
House to the evidence upon that point. this Judge Young named by the parties as the in favor of the rebellion, and its expression was
Greenup Nickell, on pages 16 and 17 Mis- person who pointed out where this Federal sol. designed manifestly to give aid and countencellaneous Document No. 13, above named,
dier could be found and captured. ance to the rebellion. He was county judge testifies as follows:
One witness, J. W. Moore, an ex-member of
the rebel Congress, was introduced by Mr. before and during the rebellion. It was im.
By SAMUEL MCKEE: possible, then, that such a man, occupying such
Question. State where you reside, your age, and Young, and testified before the committee, and
what position you occupied during, in 1864, the late & position, declaring himself openly for the
the attempt was made to prove by him that rebellion. rebellion, against the Union and national Gov
Answer. I reside in Centre county: I am forty
Captain Greenup Nickell was not entitled to ernment, and in favor of the pretended con
years old; I was a captain, eonipany A, fifty-fourth 'belief on oath, federacy, could be considered in any other Kentucky mounted infantry, Federal Army; went
This ex-rebel congressman testifies that he into the Army in 1861, in the fall season. light than as giving aid and countenance to
had been in Kentucky but one day since, in Question. Please state if you bave any knowledge
of any disloyal act or acts committed during the 1861; that he knew two men by name of First, I will refer to the proof of what were rebellion by Judge John D. Young, now claiming a
Greenup Nickell, of Morgan county, one sixty, seat in the Fortieth Congress from the ninth Kenhis declarations. Mr. Sharp testifies:
and the other tucky district-anything in aid or encouragement
perhaps thirty years of age, " in an interview with him (Young] he took tho
of the rebellion, or those who were in arms against and that “the younger was of a bad character.” ground that the war was not a rebellion, but a reuni the Government of the United States.
The testimony shows the witness, Captain ution. I recollect distinctly asking him if he thought
Answer. In the spring of 1863, I was on my way the south had just cause for the revolution. Ile said
from Mount Sterling, Kentucky, home. After pass- Nickell, to be Greenup Nickell, of Carter
county, and forty years of age; so that there 40TH Cong. 2D SESS.--No, 209.