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By Mr. OrthCalling for information in reference to an expenditure for supplying Making certain inquiries respecting money received from the arms and munitions of warto loyal citizens in revolted States. –

Chinese Government, under the treaty of 1868, for the [December 9, 1867.]

payment of losses sustained by American citizens.-(December Objected to, 98.

17, 1868.] Calling for certain information in reference to meters for distill. Agreed to, 230. tries.- [ December 18, 1867.]

Calling for information in reference to the harbor at Michigan Referred, 264.

city, Indiana.--[March 10, 1868.) For reprimanding the member from Illinois (Mr. Farnsworth) Adopted, 1797.)

for the use of words as reported by the Clerk.-[January 15, Instructing Committee on Roads and Canals to inquire whether

Congress has the power to provide for the regulation of rail-
Tabled, 551.

roads extending through several States.- [ April 27, 1868.] Calling for a report of the number and names of the persons

Agreed to, 2331,
employed in the several Departments of the Government at

By Mr. Paine-
Washington city, the State and congressional district from
which they come and to which they are accredited.—[January

Instructing Committee of Ways and Means to inquire whether it
30, 1868.)

is expedient to permit any of the bonds in which the national Objected to, 865.

debt may be funded to be entailed for charitable or Calling for the papers in the case of Samuel H. Moore, late a

educational purposes under suitable regulations as to interest, private in company G, fifty-seventh regiment Ohio veteran

registration, and escheat.—[ December 19, 1867.] volunteer infantry.--[February 7, 1868. ]

Agreed to, 286. Agreed to, 1053.

Calling for all papers relating to the claim of the late B. W. In relation to the admission of Alabama.-[February 26, 1867.]

Perkins against the Government of Russia, growing out of Objected to, 1448.

contracts for ordnance, &c., and the correspondence conExtending the duties of the Committee on the Treatment of

cerning the same.-[January 7, 1868.] Unioù Soldiers and Prisoners.-[May 11, 1868.)

Agreed to, 371. Tabled, 2408.

Continuing the committee appointed at the last session on the By Mr. Myers

treatment of prisoners of war.-[January 13, 1868.] In relation to the exemption of hand-loom products from tax.

Read, 475; agreed to, 476. [ December 5, 1867.]

Calling for an official copy of the instructions issued by Abraham Agreed to, 51.

Lincoln, President, to the tax commissioners of South In relation the drawing for seats.-[February 10, 1868.]

Carolina on the 16th day of September, 1863.- [January 28, Objected to, 1085.

1868.] By Mr. Newcomb

Adopted, 801. On the death of Hon. Thomas E. Noell, late Representative from

That the seat of government of the United States ought to be the third district in Missouri.-[January 22, 1868.]

removed to the valley of the Mississippi.- [ February 10, Adopted, 697.

1868. ] Calling for the names of all special agents of the Post Office Rejected, 1084.

Department appointed since January 1, 1867; the salaries Directing payment to be made to G. G. Symes, Samuel E. Smith, paid, the place where employed, and also the names of all

John Young Brown, and Thomas H. Birch for time spent persons to wbom complimentary commissions have been

and expenses incurred in prosecuting their claims lo a seat in issued, and the reasons therefor.-[March 5, 1868.]

this House. -[February 17, 1868. ] Objected to, 1681.

Proposed, 1217; rejected, 1218. In reference to such an amendment to the Constitution as shall For printing five thousand extra copies of the report of the settle the qualifications of electors uniformly in all the States.

Committee on Freedmen's Affairs. - April 21, 1868.]
[March 9, 1868.]

Referred, 2320; reported and agreed to, 2372.
Referred, 1760.
For the meeting of the House at eleven a, m.-[June 22, 1868.)

Calling for a statement of the number of votes cast for and against

the State constitution at the election in Arkansas.-May 2, Tabled, 3364.

1868. ] By Mr. Niblack

Adopted, 2349. In relation to marine torts.—[ December 9, 1867.]

Calling for a statement of the number of additional bounties paid Adopted, 97. Instructing Committee on Military Affairs to inquire into the

under the act of July 28, 1866, by the Paymaster General expediency of extending the provisions of the bounty act of

during each month siúce January 1, 1868.- [June 15, 1868.] July 28, 1866, to soldiers who were discharged by reason of

Agreed to, 3174. disability incurred in the line of their duties.--[January 20,

Modifying resolution adopted on the 15th instant, calling upon 1868.

the Secretary of War for information respecting the payment Adopted, 638.

of additional bounties.-[June 22, 1868.] In relation to the practicability and expediency of connecting the

Agreed to, 3376. clocks of the Hall of the House and the Chamber of the Senate

Referring the credentials of the Representatives-elect from by telegraph with the regulating clock in the astronomical

Arkansas to the Committee of Elections.-[June 23, 1868.]
Observatory.- [June 1, 1868.]

Agreed to, 3396.
Agreed to, 2752.

In reference to purchases of machinery at the Philadelphia navy. In reference to the protection of American citizens.-[June 30,

yard.-(July 6, 1868.]

Agreed to, 3758.
Agreed to, 3616.

Postponing the Niagara ship.canal bill until the 10th of December.By Mr. Nicholson

July 20, 1868. ]
Instructing the Committee of Ways and Means to inquire into the

Read and withdrawn, 4258.
expediency of allowing to be deducted from the income of any || By Mr. Perham-
person the cost of purchasing and planting fruit trees.-[May
29, 1868.]

Directing Committee on Military Affairs to inquire into the
Agreed to, 2682.

expediency of providing by law that soldiers entitled to

artificial limbs under the act of July 16, 1866, may in certain By Mr. O'Neill

cases receive the value of such limbs in money in lieu of Inquiring the reasons for the discontinuance of the midnight mail from the city of New York to Philadelphia.--[January 10,

the order on the manufacturer. - December 19, 1867.]

Agreed to, 286. 1868.]

Relating to the tax for licenses to attorneys and claim agents. —
Agreed to, 443.

[January 28, 1868.]
Calling for the report of the commission for examining into life. Agreed to, 806.
saving apparatus in New York city in 1867.-[January 15,

Directing that there be paid out of the contingent fund of this 1868.)

House to the widow of Horatio G. Ross a sum equal to his
Adopted, 551.
Calling for information in regard to the contents of a certain box

salary to the end of December, 1867, and also his proper in the vault of the United States Treasury, sealed with the seal of

funeral expenses.--[February 26, 1868.]
the Patent Office, and marked "Jewels.''-—[ March 6, 1868.) | By Mr. Peters

Adopted, 1451.
Reported and agreed to, 1703.
Calling for information in regard to vessels and property captured

Instructing Committee of Elections to inquire which of the two or destroyed by the Navy from April 15, 1861, to April 20,

claimants to a seat as Delegate from New Mexico holds the 1865.-- April 30, 1868.]

prima facie evidence of right to the same, without prejudice Adopted, 2833.

to the contest upou the merits.--[ December 19, 1867.) Agreed to, 282.


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By Mr. Price-Continued.
In regard to American citizens in prison abroad.- [December, 20,

Referred, 309.
That the clerks to committees in the House shall be entitled to

the same additional compensation as the other employés of

the House.—[March 3, 1868.] Adopted, 1682. Instructing Committee ou Retrenchment to investigate the charges

made in reference to the false certificate of the destruction of

$18,640,000 of United States bonds.--[March 9, 1868. ] Adopted, 1769. In reference to the expediency of appropriating $50,000,000, to

take the matured and maturing indebtment of the United

States, which is payable in currency.- [June 22, 1868.)
Laid over, 3365.
Calling for a copy of the report of General G. M. Dodge, chief

engineer of the Union Pacific railroad, concerning i he surveys
and operations of the company for the year 1867.-[July 9,


Adopted, 3887.
By Mr. Pruyn-
Directing Committee on Appropriations to inquire into the

expediency of erecting a building at Albany, New York, for
the accommodation of the United States courts, the post

office, and custom-bouse at that place.-[December 12, 1867.]

Agreed to, 153.
By Mr. Randall-
Authorizing Sergeant-at-Arms to pay to the widow of Charles

Denison, late a member of this House, the amount of
compensation due to July 4, 1867, and the funeral expeuses

of the deceased. - December 12, 1867.] Agreed to, 155. In regard to the discharge of employés in the navy-yards.

[ December 18, 1867.) Objected to, 260; referred, 317; motion to reconsider, 333. Inquiring the number of vessels built, purchased, or cbartered

for the War Department since April 1, 1861, their names and

tonnage, cost, &c.—[January 27, 1868. ] Agreed to, 784. Calling for certain information in relation to the national banking

associations since their organization under the present national

banking act.-[May 25, 1868.] Agreed to, 2569; motion to reconsider, 2590; motion to cell

on the


By Mr. Phelps
Instructing Committee of Ways and Means to inquire into the

expediency of authorizing a drawback for exportation upon
copper smelted by the infusion of foreign ores.-[January

14, 1868.]
Agreed to, 506.
For ibe appointment of a committee to inquire concerning certain

imputations appearing in the Baltimore American.-[April

21, 1868.]
Consideration refused, 2320.
In reference to the adoption of Alexander's saw bayonet.-[July 3,

Objected to, 3525; agreed to, 3722.
In reference to a sinking fund.-[July 11, 1868.]

Read, 3967.
By Mr, Pike-
Authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to relinquish certain iron.

clads to their builders on certain conditions.- [December 12,

Agreed to, 154; reconsidered, 156 ; explanation, 209.
Instructing Committee on Commerce to inquire into the expediency

of repealing so much of the act to regulate the disposition
of fines, as provides for the search and seizure of merchants'

books and papers.-[January 22, 1868.]
Agreed to, 693.
Calling for copy of the order directing a trial of the United States

steamer Wampanoag, together with the reports of the trial of

said vessel. --_July 8, 1868.]

Agreed to, 3853.
By Mr. Pile-
loquiring whether since the 1st day of July last past any national

banks have changed their securities held in the Treasury to
secure their circulation and Government deposits, and, if so,
what banks, &c.—[ December 16, 1867.]
Laid over, 210; called up, 936; rejected, 1859; reconsidered,

modified, and adopted, 1860.
Calling for the report of Captain James B. Eades on the iron-clads

of Europe and this country.--[July 2, 1868. ]
Agreed to, 3692.
For printing report and drawings of Captain James B. Eades on the

iron-clads of Europe and this country.“[July 6, 1868.]

Referred, 3764.
By Mr. Poland-
For the appointment of a committee to which shall be referred the

report of the commissioners heretofore appointed to revise the

statutes of the United States.-[December 9, 1867.]
Adopted, 91.
That Robert T. Van Horn is entitled to a seat in this House as a

Representative from the sixth district of Missouri.—[December

18, 1867.]
Reported, 257; discussed, 389, 399; adopted, 403.
That James H. Birch is not entitled to a seat in this House as a

Representative from the sixth district of Missouri.– [December

18, 1867.]
Reported, 257; discussed, 389, 399; adopted, 403.
To provide for a new drawing of seats. -- [February 7, 1868.]
Read, 1043 ; adopted, 1044.
For printing three thousand additional copies of the articles of

impeachment adopted by the House.- [ March 5, 1868.]
That George W. Anderson is not entitled to a seat as a Representa:

tive from the ninth district of Missouri.--[March 23, 1868. ]
Reported, 2071; notice, 3616, 3884; discussed, 4084, 4124,

4131; recommitted with instructions, 4133, 4172.
That William F. Switzler is entitled to a seat as a Representative

from the ninth district of Missouri.-[March 23, 1868.]
Reported, 2071; notice, 3616, 3884 ; discussed, 4084, 4124, 4131;

recommitted with instructions, 4133, 4172.
Directing $2,500 to be paid to William McGrorty for expenses of

contesting the seat of William H. Hooper, Delegate in the

Portieth Congress from the Territory of Utah. [July 25,
Reported and objected to, 4472.
Instructing Committee on Military Affairs to inquire whether the

expenses of the War Department cannot be reduced by
mustering out of service supernumerary adjutant generals and
inspector generals.-[January 28, 1868.]

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By Mr. Raum
In reference to the complaints made of extortionate charges by

the Washington Gas-Light Company.--[March 5, 1868.]

Agreed to, 1681.
By Mr. Robinson-
Instructing Committee on Foreign Affairs to inquire into the con-

duct of William B. West, American consul at Dublin, regarding

American prisoners in that city.-[ December 2, 1867.)
Read, 3; discussed, 3, 7; referred, 8.
Requesting the President to take immediate action on the cases of

William J. Nagle and John Warrco, now in British prisons.
[December 20, 1867.]
Objected to, 317.
In relation to the rights of adopted citizens.--[February 3, 1868.)

Read and discussed, 945; referred, 949.
Rescinding the resolution of impeachment against Andrew

Johnson, President of the United States, passed February 24,

1868.-[April 8, 1868.]
Proposed, 2:287, 2319; consideration refused, 2320.
For expunging the impeachment resolution udopted by the House

February 24, 1868.--[May 7, 1808. ]
Proposed, 2375.
In relation to General Orders Nos. 15 and 17.-[May 18, 1868.]

Proposed, 2532.
In reference to imprisonment of Messrs. Warren and Costello,

convicted and sentenced in Great Britain.-[June 15, 1868.)

Agreed to, 3175.
By Mr. Ross
Instrncting Conimittee on Military Affairs to inquire into the

expediency of reducing the Army to a peace establishment.-

[December 12, 1867.] Agreed to, 155; reconsidered and tabled, 155. Inquiring what number of commissioned officers are employed in

the various governmental Departments, with their names,

rank, and pay.-[December 19, 1867.] Referred, 286. Calling for a statement of expenses incurred by the Government

in printing, and furnishing currency to the national banks for

their circulation.-[January 14, 1868.] Agreed to, 506. Instructing Secretary of the Treasury to suspend any further issue

of ten-forty United States bonds until further congressional

action shall be had thereon.-[January 22, 1868.] Objected to, 694.

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In relation to governmental poliey.-[March 16, 1868.]

Referred, 1901.
Directing compensation to be paid to William Henry Hall, jr.,

an assistant in the east cloak-room.-[July 25, 1868. ]

Agreed to, 4494.
By Mr. Sawyer-
That there be paid to Samuel E. Smith $2,500, in full for time

spent and expenses incurred in prosecuting his claim to a seat

in this House.-[February 25, 1868.] Agreed to, 1419. In reference to the law requiring the use of lock-up safety valves.

[July 6, 1868.]
Agreed to, 3758.
Directing that the expenses incurred by the committee in taking

testimony in the investigation ordered by resolution of July
6, 1868, into the purchase of machinery at the Philadelphia

navy-yard be paid out of the contingent fund.-[July 20, 1868.]

Agreed to, 4253.
By Mr. Schenck-
Permitting James Perry to resume his contract to keep the House

restaurant.-[December 4, 1867.]
Referred, 27.
Instructing Committee on Military Affairs to inquire into the

expediency of requiring the Secretary of War to concentrate
the offices of several bureaus in the city of New York at some
convenient place within the harbor of said city.-[December

12, 1867.]
agus 'Agreed to, 153.
For printing the report of the Special Commissioner of the

Revenue.-[January 8, 1868.]
Referred, 388; reported and agreed to, 661.
In relation to making provision at the Central Asylum for Disabled

Soldiers for furnishing artificial limbs free of cost to disabled
soldiers, the work to be done by inmates of the asylum. -

[January 8, 1867.]
Adopted, 388.
Instructing Committee on Military Affairs to inquire into the

expediency of providing for the transfer of the Soldiers' Home
at Washington to the National Asylum for Disabled Volunteers,
and changing the name of the institution to “The National

Soldiers' Home."-[January 8, 1808. ]

Adopted, 388. 1 Calling for the record of the proceedings of the court-martial

convened on the 2d day of October, 1867, at the navy-yard at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in the case of George F. Sawyer, second assistant engineer of the United States Navy.[January 27, 1868.] Objected to, 665; agreed to, 783. For printing extra copies of the annual report of the Commissioner

of Internal Revenue.- [ January 30, 1868. ] Referred, 865; reported and agreed to, 1661. Calling for certain information respecting the contingent fund of

the Department of State.-[February 18, 1868. ] Agreed to, 1256. Rescinding the resolution passed authorizing the payment to John

Young Brown of $2,500, for expenses incurred in prosecuting

his claim to seat.-[ February 25, 1868.] Proposed, 1426. For the removal of the iron fence now in the old Hall of the House

of Representatives.-[March 4, 1868.]
Adopied, 1068.
Inquiring whether Edmund Cooper is now performing the duties

of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, or has been since the
. rejection of his nomination by the Senate, and, if so, by what

authority of law.-[March 9, 1868.]',
Adopted, 1771.
For printing five thousand copies of the opening address of Hon.

Benjamin F. Butler, on the trial of Andrew Johnson, with
i the accompanying brief of law authorities, and forty thousand

copies without the accoun panying brief.--[March 30, 1868.)
Referred, 2226 ; reported, 2228 ; called up, 2292, 2305 ;

recommitted, 2308. Supplying with certain documents the library of the National

Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers at Dayton.-[May

27, 1868.]
Adopted, 2610.
Directing that after the report of a tax bill no other business shall

be in order but the consideration of the bill so reported except
reports from the Committee on Enrolled Bills.-[June 15,

Agreed to, 3171.
For taking a vote on Senate bill No. 534 after twenty minutes'

debate on each side without any dilatory motions whatever.

[June 15. 1868.]
Adopted, 3171.
For the publication of a list of the absentees at a call of the

House.--[June 23, 1868.]
Offered and withdrawn, 3416.

By Mr. Schenck-Continued.
In relation to suspending the rules during the remainder of the

session.--[July 20, 1808.]
Read, 4262, 4520.
For a select committee on Ilouse joint resolution relative to trade

with Prince Edward Island.-[July 25, 1805.)
Reported, 4470; agreed to, 4471; commilee nained. 4493.
In reference to the non-appointinent of supervisors of the internal

revenue.-[ September 21, 1868.]

Objected to, 4520.
By Mr. Scofield-
Instructing Committee on Naval Affairs to inquire into the propriety

of locating a navy-yard and naval depot at the city of Erie,

Pennsylvania.- December 12, 1867.)
Agreed to, 153.
Inquiring how many and what State Legislatures have ratified the

proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States

known as the fourteenth article.--[January 6, 1868.] Agreed to, 310. Directing the Committee on the Judiciary to inquire into the truth

of an alleged declaration of one of the justices of the Supreme Court in regard to the constitutionality of the reconstruction acts, and report whether the facts as ascertained constitute such a misdemeanor in office as to require this Blouse to present to the Senate articles of impeachinent against said

justice.-- January 30, 1868. ] Read and discussed, 862; adopted, 865. In regard to the propriety of giving to the Erie Extension Canal

Company a portion of the public lands to enable said company

to enlarge their canal.- [February 4, 1868.] Agreed to, 979. In reference to a donation of lands to aid in improving the harbor

of Erie.---[March 17, 1868.] Objected to, 1927. In relation to claims of British citizens for the proceeds of captured

and abandoned property.--[April 20, 1868.] Agreed to, 2007, For printing the report of James W. Taylor upon gold and silver

mines and mining east of the Rocky mountains.--[May 5,

1868.] Referred, 2362; reported and agreed to, 2372. That George W. Morgan is not entitled to a seat in the Fortie:h

Congress from the thirteenth congressional district of Oriv.-

[May 25, 1868.] Reported, 2571; notice, 2676; discussed, 2773, 2776, 2804;

adopted, 2800 That Columbus Delano is entitled to a seat in the Fortieth Congress

from the thirteenth congressional district of Ohio.-[.Vay 25,

1868. ] Reported, 2571; notice. 2676 ; discusse:1, 2773, 2776, 2804;

adopted, 2809 : Mr. Delano sworn in, 2810.
On the subject of mineral oil.-[June 15, 1868.]

Objecied to, :17+.
Directing the Clerk to present to the Secretary of State the act to

admit the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana,
Georgia, Alabama, and Florida to representation in Congress. —

[June 26, 1868.] Agreed to, 3523. That Charles M. Hamilton is entitled to a seat as a Representative

from Florida.-[July 1, 1868.]

Reported and agreed to, 3655,
By Mr. Selye
Instructing Committee of Ways and Means to provide for the

total abolition of taxes on all such articles of manufacture as
enter into general home consumption, and to confine the
taxation of manufactures hereafter to 'articles of luxury.

[January 20, 1808.] Referred, 641. Calling for a statement of the number of vessels owned by the

United States on the 1st of January, 1861, of their armament, the number of officers and men employed, their annual pay, and the annual expenses of the entire Naval Departmeni for

five years preceding that day.-[Junuary 27, 1868.]
Agreed to, 784.
Calling for a report of the number of persons paying an income

tax in each State, the aggregate amount so paid by States, the
number of manufacturers in each State paying,
and the aggregate amount paid in each State. - [January 30,

Objected to, 834; agreed to, 861.
By Mr. Shanks-
Calling for copies of all orders and communications issued by the

Navy Department in reference to the employment or discharge
of soldiers and sailors at the Washington navy yard and other

places. [January 28, 1868.] Adoptec, 801. Calling for a copy of all the evidence and of the report of the

commissioners appointed under the fiftieth article of the treaty with the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians of 1866,

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together with the award of the Secretary of the Interior upon

said report.--[ February 26, 1868.]
Reported and agreed to, 1448.
Calling for the reasons assigned by the Commissioner of Internal

Rerence in his request for the removal of James B. Steadman,
collector of internalrevenue for the first district of Louisiana.-

[March 23, 1868.]
Objected to, 1939; adopted, 2070.
Inquiring the number of judgments in the Court of Claims in the

cotton cases, the amount, &c.—[ April 17, 1868.]
Adopted, 2306.
Instructing Committee of Claims to examine the claim of James

L. Kiernan for 'services and expenses due him as consul at

Chin-Kiang, in China. -May 2, 1868. ]
Adopted, 2349.
In relation to the employment of watchmen for public buildings

and grounds.—[ May 11, 1868.]
Objected to, 2380; referred, 2407. 9
Instructing the Committee of Ways and Means to report without

delay a separate bill for the revision of the taxes on the
manufacture and sale of distilled spirits and tobacco.-[June

15, 1868.]
Read and discussed, 3165; adopted, 3171.
In reference to alleged inequalities of the law touching bounties.-

(July 6, 1868.]
Referred, 3765.
In reference to the holding of office in violation of the provisions

of the fourteenth article of the Constitution of the United
States.--[July 21, 1868.]

Read, 4306,
Directing Committee on the Treatment of Prisoners of War to

continue their investigations during the recess of Congress.

[July 25, 1868.]

Reported, 4488; adopted, 4489.
By Mr. Shellabarger-
Ordering Charles W. Woolley to the bar of the House, for the

purpose of making such statement as will purge bim of his
contempt of such authority.-[June 8, 1868.]
Read and adopted, 2942.
Requiring Charles W. Woolley to state whether he is now willing

to go before the committee of managers and make answer to

questions, &c.—[June 8, 1808.]
Agreed to, 2946.
By Mr. Sitgreaves--

In relation to military trials, &c.-( May 25, 1868.]

Laid over, 2569; referred, 3759.
By Mr. Spalding-
In reference to the execution of treaties with foreign nations. —

[December 12, 1867.]
Referred, 153. ;
Directing Committee on Accounts to report the expense of

the stenographic reporting for committees of the House. [January 8, 1868.] 1 Objected to, 389. Authorizing Committee on Reconstruction to inquire what

combinations have been made or attempted to obstruct the due execution of the laws, &c.—[January 27, 1868.] Read, 784 ; adopted, 785. For suppressing the publication of part of the House proceedings

of May 2, 1868.-[ May 4, 1868.]
Proposed and discussed, 2366, 2869; withdrawn, 2361.
Instructing the Committee of Ways and Means in reference to the
tariff bill. --[May 11, 1868.]

Adopted, 2408.
In reference to sessions of committees during the recess. [July
Agreed to, 4471.

By Mr, Stevens, of Pennsylvania- Continued. i ifting!
For the appointment of a committee of seven to prepare and report

articles of impeachment against Andrew Johnson, President

of the United States.-[February 24, 1868. ]
Read, 1401; adopted, 1402 ; committee appointed, 1402.
For printing five hundred copies each of the constitutions of South

Carolina and Arkansas.--[April 30, 1868.]
Referred, 2333; reported and agreed to, 2372.
Requesting the Senate to direct that a certified copy of the

proceedings of the last two days in the trial of the impeachment
of the President be sent to the House of Representatives.-

[May 18, 1868.] Read, 2529, 2530; adopted, 2532. Instructing the Committee of Ways and Means to inquire into the

expediency of bringing in a bill to collect the revenue on distilled spirits on the principle of taxing the capacity of the

still.-[June 17, 1868.] Referred, 3223. Directing the Clerk to present to the Secretary of State the act to barn admit the State of Arkansas to representation.+[June 23,


Agreed to, 3397. - Proposing additional articles of impeachment against the President

of the United States.--[July 7, 1868.]

Read and discussed, 3786.
By Mr. Stewart-
In relation to the purchase of ground on the battery in the city of

New York for the erection of warehouses. --[March 4, 1868.]

Agreed to, 1668.
By Mr. Sypher-
In reference to the levees of the Mississippi.--[July 22, 1868.]

Adopted, 4535.
By Mr. Taber-
Inquiring what service the United States steamship Vanderbilt is

employed in, where stationed, and the present condition of the

hull and machinery of said vessel. +[January 22, 1868.]

Agreed to, 687.
By Mr. Thomas-
Authorizing Committee on the Judiciary to continue the inquiries

heretofore ordered by the House concerning public affairs in

Maryland. -[ December 17, 1867. ]
Reported, 230; adopted, 231.
In reference to the amounts severally due to loyal claimants by the

United States for which payment is not now authorized by
law, and of providing for the payment thereof by grants of

public land. -[March 27, 1868.] Agreed to, 2164. Authorizing the select committee on the charges against Messrs.

Donnelly, Washburne, and Butler to employ a clerk.- [ May

11, 1868.1

Reported, 2408; adopted, 2409.
By Mr. Trimble, of Tennessee-
On repealing the tax on the circulation of State banks.-[January

28, 1868.]

Objected to, 806.
By Mr, Trowbridge-
In relation to reorganization of the Department of Agriculture.-

[December 9, 1867.]
Adopted, 97.
For printing the agricultural report for 1867.-[May 13, 1868. ]

Referred, 2441.
By Mr. Upson-
Instructing Committee on Commerce to inquire into the expediency

of improving Saugatuck harbor, at the mouth of the Kalamazoo

river, in the State of Michigan.—[ December 9, 1867.]

Agreed to, 97.
In relation to the appointment of civil officers in the States lately

in rebellion.--[January 6, 1868.]
Amended and adopted, 331,
That G. G. Sims is not entitled to a seat as a Representative from

the first district in Kentucky.-(January 7, 1868.], I Reported, 362; discussed, 447; adopted, 452, That the oath of office be administered to Lawrence S. Trimble,

and that he be admitted to a seat as a Representative from the *181 »

first district in Kentucky.-[January 7, 1868.) 11 bort Reported, 362; discussed, 447; adopted, 462; Mr. Trimble sworn

To pay James H. Birch $2,500 for expenses in prosecuting his ..:: claim to a seat as a Representative from Missouri. [July 20,


Rejected, 4253, 4254.
By Mr. Van Aernam-
Instructing Committee on Invalid Pensions to inquire whether the

Pension Bureau cannot be reorganized so as to promote the
1. efficiency and economy of its administration.-[February 12,
od 1868.) si
Adopted, 1127.


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25, 1868.]

By Mr. Starkweather

In relation to the detention of the Sabine at New London,

Connecticut.--[ April 21, 1868.),


By Mr. Stevens, of Pennsylvania—.

Objected to; 11. Adopted, 11.

(December 7, 1867.)

Objected to, 1307; adopted, 2918. no
Relating to the partition of Texas. - [Deeember 3, 1867.]"
Concerning the tax on spirits. - [December 8, 1867.]
Referring the President's message to the several committees.-

Read, 71; discussed, 71, 92; agreed to, 95.'
Referring the evidenée taken on impeachment by the Committee

in, 452.

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in the Judiciary to the Committee on Reconstruction.-
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Agreed to, 1087.

For the appointment of a committee to communicate to the Senate

the action of the House ordering an impeachment of the President of the United States. - [February 24, 1868.] Read, 1400; adopted, 1402; committee appointed, 1402'; report,


By Mr. Van Horn, of New York

By Mr. Washburne, of Illinois-
Calling for information relative to the harbor at Wilson, Niagara To wait on the President.--[ December 2, 1867.]

county, New York, and the propriety of making an appropri: Agreed to, 2.
ation for the improvement of said harbor.-(February 26, Calling for the items of expenditure for salaries of supervising and

local steamboat inspectors under the act of the 30th of Agreed to, 1449.

August, 1862; and also the fees collected and prosecutious In relation to the Niagara ship-canal.--[July 7, 1868.]

instituted, &c. - [December 5, 1867.] Objected to, 3786.

Agreed to, 63. By Mr. Van Trump

Condemning the President for his action in removing Major General In relation to the printing of a book known as "Tributes of the

Sheridan from the command of the fifth military district, Nations to Abraham Lincoln."-[May 25, 1868. ]

and thanking General Graut for his letter in relation thereto. Tabled, 2570.

[January 6, 1808. ] For the purchase of the Bastile key.-{June 1, 1868.]

Read, 882. Objected to, 2761.

Calling for certain information in regard to the names, number, By Mr. Van Wyck

tonnage, &c., of vessels belonging to the Navy Department.Calling for information in reference to the Indian lands in Kansas.

[January 6, 1868.) [December 11, 1867.]

Adopted, 333 ; motion to renew the call, 1860. Agreed to, 134.

Authorizing the doorkeeper to transfer laborers from the folding Inquiring the reasons for the exemption of the scheme known as

to the laborers' rooin.-(January 21, 1868.) “The Gettysburg Asylum for Invalid Soldiers" from the

Agreed to, 664. payment of the special tax.-[December 12, 1867.]

Proposing an amendment of the rules with regard to dilatory Agreed to, 162,

motions.—[ February 25, 1868.] Requesting the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to revoke the

Adopted, 1424. permit heretofore given exempting the Gettysburg Asylum for

Proposing a rule for the government of the proceedings of the for Disabled Soldiers from the payment of special tax and

House when the articles of impeachment of the President of license. (January 22, 1868. ]

the United States are reported to the House.-[February 25, Reported and agreed to, 691.

1868.) In reference to the cost of the arrest and trial of John H. Surratt,

Read, 1424; adopted, 1425. &c. -[January 27, 1868.]

Calling for a copy of the contract made under the act of June Agreed io, 784.

16, 1860, relating to the Pacific telegraph, and for certain Inquiring why the railroads between Baltimore and New York

information in connection therewith. ---( Narch 12, 1868. ] city receive for the transportation of the mails $100 per mile

Agreed to, 1858. more than first-class roads, like the New York and Erie.-

Inquiring by what authority lands have been certified and confirmed [February 26, 1868.)

to the State of lowa for the purpose of building a railroad Agreed to, 1449.

from the city of Dubuque to a point on the Missouri river Inquiring tbe number of general and special agents in Treasury near Sioux City.--[March 16, 1868.] Department, their compensation, &c.-[February 26, 1868.]

Adopted, 1901. Objecied to, 1451.

Assigning a room for the use of the Committee on Appropriations. Directing the Secretary of the Treasury to suspend work on the

March 23, 1868.]
new clock and weather-vane on the custom-house at New

Adopted, 2970.
York city until he reports to this House the estimated

Directing that the resolution of the Legislature of New Jersey, expense of the same.-(February 27, 1868.]

purporting to withdraw the assent of that State to the cou. Objected to, 1435.

stitutional amendment, be returned by the Speaker to the In reference to estimates of the cost of the proposed post office

gentleman who presented it, and that its title ouly shall be and court-house building in the city of New York.-[March

referred to in the Journal of the flouse and in the Congressional 6, 1868.)

Globe.--[March 30, 1868.] Agreed to, 1707.

Adopted, 2226. For printing extra copies of the report of the Committee on

Calling for the facts connected with the mortgage held on the Retrenchment on whisky frauds. --[March 13, 1868.]

steamship Atlantic, and the reasons why the sale has been so Referred, 1869.

long postponed.-[April 8, 1868.] Inqairing why the members of the eighty-fourth regiment of New

Adopted, 2287.
York volunteers, who served three years, are allowed only

Instructing the Committee on Foreign Affairs to inquire in relation filty dollars additional bounty.-[March 26, 1868.)

to the reported efforts that are being made by a private Adopted, 2137.

company to procure the transfer of the island of St. Paul's, In relation to the sale of the iron clads Oneota and Catawba.

in the territory lately ceded by Russia.--[April 13, 1868. ] [May 8, 1868.]

Agreed to, 22912 Agreed to, 2400

Calling for the report of Hon. Freeman H. Morse, United States Directing the Committee for the District of Columbia to inquire

consul at London, on the mercantile marine and commercial into the expediency of requiring the Georgetown and

policy of Great Britain.-(April 14, 1868.) Washington Railroad Company to run their cars at grcater

Reported and agreed to, 2297. speed.--[May 14, 1868.]

lostructing the joint Committee on Retrenchment to inquire into Agreed to, 2457.

the alleged fraudulent sale by the Navy Department of the In reference to the imprisonment of American citizons abroad.

iron-clads Oneota and Catawba.--[April 23, 1868.) [June 25, 1868.]

Agreed to, 2332. Laid over, 3.223, 3760; agreed to, 3477.

Inquiring in relation to judgments of the Court of Claims paid by In relation to the absence of the United States consul at Panama.

the Treasury Department.-[May 4, 1808.] [July 24, 1868.)

Agreed to, 2354. Agreed to, 4427.

Directing inquiry into all the facts connected with alleged fraudulent By Mr. Ward

bay contracts entered into in 1864 at Fort Smith, Arkansas, Instructing Committee on the Rules to report a rule that will

by W. J. Chanler.-[June 8, 1868. ] confine members to the legitimate objects a of personal

Agreed to, 2937. explanation.-[December 11, 1867.)

Informing Senate of error in announcement of legislative approObjected to, 134.

priation bill.-[July 8, 1868.) Requesting Committee on Foreign Affairs to investigate the matter

Agreed to, 3841.
of the arrest and imprisonment of Daniel Fitzgerald by the By Mr. Washburn, of Indiana-
British authorities.-[January 6, 1868.]

Continuing the special Committee on Soldiers' and Sailors' Adopted, 834.

Bounties.-[December 2, 1867.] Instructing the Committee on Military Affairs to inquire what Adopted, 8.

further legislation is needed for the protection of soldiers and In reference to an increase of pensions to the widows of deceased sailors from the frauds of claim agents.-[March 4, 1868.]

soldiers.--[December 9, 1867.) Adopted, 1668.

Objected to, 97. Inquiring what extra compensation has been allowed to civil and Instructing Committee on Military Affairs to inquire into the military officers who were authorized by the act of July 20,

expediency of extending the bounty act of 1866 to the widows 1867, to act as a commission to establish peace with certain

of those soldiers who have died since the passage of said act.hostile Indian tribes.-(May 21, 1868.]

[December 12, 1867.) Agreed to, 2544.

Agreed to, 154. Calling for copies of all vouchers on file with the accounting In reference to the propriety of requiring ex-members of Congress officers for expenditures made by authority of the Indian Peace

seeking admission to the floor of the House to take the testCommission under the act of July 20, 1867.-(June 22, 1868.)

oath. (January 28, 1868.] Agreed to, 5877.

Agreed to, 806,

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