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Woodward, George W., a Representative from
Pennsylvania—Continued.
remarks on the bill to guaranty a republican
form of government.................... 1958,
1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1972
on suffrage and reconstruction......... 2003
on the amendment of the judiciary act,
2001, 2002, 2003, 2064
on the impeachment of the President,
2072, 2013, 2074, 2080, 2081
on the bill to exempt certain manufactures
from tax.................................... 1793
on the bill to amend the judiciary act,
2105, 2106, 2107, 2159, 2170
on the Alta Vela resolution............2344
on the order of business ........2388, 2471
on the bill to admit Arkansas to repre-
sentation in Congress.................g492,
- 2395, 2396, 2398
on the bill to relieve certain citizens of
North Carolina from political disabili-
ties............... ------------- --------- ...... 24.15
on the powers of the Supreme Court, 2433
on the bill to admit North Carolina, &c.,
2435, 2432, 3095
on the resolution concerning a letter to
Senator Henderson............. 247 1, 2498
on the bill relating to the validity of land
titles in Missouri...................... ..2499
on the resolution asking Senate for a copy
of the impeachment proceedings, 25.30,
23:31, 2532
on the case of Charles W. Woolley, a
recusant witness.................2702, 2703,
2038, 2939, 2010, 2044, 2045, 2946
on the Ohio election (case of Delano rs.
Morgan)................................... 2778,
2779, 2788, 2804, 2806, 2807
on the resolution relating to the death of
ex-President Buchanan ............... 2S10
on the tax bill (H. R. No. 1060)......2845,
2050, 2978, 2383, 2087, 2088, 3039
on river and harbor bill, 3204, 3206, 3208
on the tax bill (H. R. No. 1284) ...... 3493
on the bill to limit admiralty jurisdiction
3617, 3618
on the resolution for an adjournment to
September.................................4379
leave of absence granted to................. 3597
Wolf, Helen L., bill (H. R. No. 972) for the
relief of [By Mr. Pomeroy.]
referred, 2143.
bill (H.R. No. 1403) granting a pension to—
By Mr. *...]
reported and passed, 3894; passed Senate,
4305; enrolled, 4435; approved, 4497.
In Senate : received from House and
referred, 3917; reported, 4197; passed,
4369; enrolled, 4443.
Wool, joint resolution (H. R. No. 231) to
amend section two of an act entitled “An
act to provide increased revenne from
imported,” approved March 2, 1867-sby
Mr. Hotchkiss.]
referred, 1759.
Woolley, Charles W., a recusant witness, res-
olution for the arrest of [By Mr. Butler,
of Massachusetts, May 25, 1868.)
reported and discussed, 2575; adopted,
2581.
resolution for the arraignment of, and the
ropounding of certain interrogatories—
By Mr. Butler of Massachusetts, May
26, 1868.]
reported and adopted, 2586.
resolution that the Speaker of the House
again propose to, the questions contained
in the resolution this day adopted, and
that said, be informed that the House
requires explicit answers to be made
forthwith—[By Mr. Boutwell, May 26,
1868.1
read, 2587; adopted, 2588.
resolution that, be detained in close custody
by the Sergeant-at-Arms in the Capitol
during the remainder of the session, or
until discharged by the further order of

the House—[By Mr. Boutwell, May 26,
1808.]

read, 2590; adopted, 2592.

Woolley, Charles W., a recusant witness—

Continued.
resolution directing that, be kept until other:
wise ordered in close confinement, until
said, shall fully answer the questions
recited, and all questions put to him by
the committee in relation to the subject
of the investigations with which they are
charged—[By Mr. Bingham, May 28,
1868.)
reported, 2651; agreed to, 2651; motion
to reconsider, 2651; discussed, 2009,
2671; motion tabled, 2676.
resolution to add two members of the Oppo-
sition party of this House to the com-
mittee to investigate the facts in the case
of-LBy Mr. Morgan, May 29, 1808.]
not received, 2009.
resolution that, be brought to the bar of the
House, and that the managers be per-
mitted to address the said witness any
questions which the House may decide
to be proper—LBy Mr. Woodward, May
30, 1868.
read, 27.02.

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of the Speaker, be sent to the committee

of investigation—[By Mr. Butler, of
Massachusetts, June 8, 1868.
reported, 29:38; agreed to, 2941.
resolution ordering, to the bar of the House
for the purpose of making such state-
ment as will purge him of his contempt
of such authority—LBy Mr. Sheilabar-
ger, June 8, 1868.)
read and adopted, 2942.
resolution requiring, to state whether he is
now willing to go before the committee
of managers and make answer to the
questions, &c.—[By Mr. Shellabarger,
June 8, 1868.)
agreed to, 2946.
resolution directing the committee of man-
agers to examine, immediately, to the
end that if he shall answer he may no
longer be deprived of his liberty—[By
Mr. Eldridge, June 10, 1868.]
proposed, 3034.
resolution for the discharge of [By Mr. But.
ler, of Massachusetts, June 11, 1868.]
reported and agreed to, 3009.
remarks on the case of, by—

Mr. Allison........ --------- - - - - - - .2706, 3034
Mr. Baker .......................... ------- 2581
Mr. Barnes. ..2072
Mr. Beck................. ................. 2704

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Mr. Schenck......................
2669, 2670. 2039, 2340
Mr. Shellabarger.........2942,2944, 2345
Mr. Stevens, of Pennsylvania.......2537
Mr. Stewart...............................
Mr. Upson......... ..........2541,
2668, 2009, 2672, 2945, 2946
Mr. Van Trump..........2588, 2669,2702
Mr. Washburne, of Illinois..........2589,
2037, 2042
Mr. Wood.........2702, 2703, 2705, 2706
Mr. Woodward............
29.38, 2939, 2940, 2944, 2945, 2946
yeas and navs on the........................2587,
2588, 2590, 2591. 2592, 2673,
2675, 2676, 2941, 2012, 2945, 2945
Wooten, William M., bill (S. No. 521) grant-
ing a pension to the children of deceased.
received from Senate, 3345; referred, 3346;
reported and passed with amendments,
3892; conference report agreed to by
House, 4131; by Senate, 4182; enrolled,
- 41 86.
Wright, David, bill (H. R. No. 625) for the
relief of, late captain of company E,
fifty-second regiment Indiana volunteers-
[By Mr. Eggleston.]
referred. 934. -
Wright, George, joint resolution (H. R. No.
246) directing the Secretary of State to
resent, master of the British brig J. & G.
Wright, a gold chronometer, in apprecia‘
tion of his personal services in saving the
lives of three American seamen wrecked
at sea on board of the American schooner
Lizzie F. Choate, of Massachusetts—[By
Mr. Eliot. I
reported, 2082; passed, 2083: passed Sen.
ate, 3271; enrolled, 3299; approved, 373}.
In Senate: received from House, 2088;
referred, 2114; reported, 2623; passed,
3242; enrolled, 3279,
Writs of error—see Appeals.
Wyeth, Almira, bill (H. R. No. 411) for the
relief of [By Mr. Washburne, of Illinois.]
referred, 474; reported and passed, 73}}
passed Senate with amendments, 3338.
agreed to, 3692; enrolled, 3702; approved,
38(99.
In Senate : received from House, 781; re.
ferred, 764; reported, 1311 ; passed,
3317; enrolled, 3688.
Wyoming, the Territory of bill (H. R. No.
540) to provide a temporary government
for—[By Mr. Ashley, of Ohio.]

* ........... 2591
Mr. Eggleston. ...2537, 2541, 2587
Mr. Eldridge.............................2536,

2537, 2541, 2579, 2580, 2581,

2385,2386, 2587, 2588, 2589, 2590,
2501, 2592, 2643, 2651, 2652, 2670,
2372,2673, 2675, 2676. 2702, 2703,

referred, 779.
bill (S. No. 357) to provide a temporary
governument for.
received from Senate, 2828; printed, 8.5%
discussed, 4344; passed, 4345; enrolled,

2.94, 27%, 2.06, 2938, 2939, 2940,
2941, 2942, 2945, 2946, 3034, 3066
Mr. Farnsworth.........2537,2946, 2941
Mr. Garfield...............2586, 2941, 2934
Mr. Getz...........................2587, 2675

4380.
remarks by—
Mr. Ashley, of Ohio...........4844, 44%
Mr. Burleigh .................4844
Mr. Cavanaugh.........

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o Wyoming, the Territory of bill (S.No. 357)—

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Yale, Richard Henry, joint resolution (H. R.
No. 247) as to the admission of, to ex:
amination for admission into the Naval
Academy—sby Mr. Axtell.]
referred, 2.165.
Yancey, Elizabeth, bill (H. R. No. 742) for
the relief of the heirs of, widow of John
Yancey—[By Mr. Stokes.]
referred, 1217.
Yeas and nays on—
adjournment...65, 66, 67, G8, 267, 782, 784,
1329, 1401, 1425, 2226, 2328, 2504, 2542,
2544, 2645, 2681, 3073, 3166, 3887, 4227
adjournment over...65, 66, 2541, 2542, 2644
adjournment until May 25..........2407, 2408
adjournment to July..........................8615
adjournment to September...4378, 4380, 4411
abama, bill to admit, to representation,
- - 2216, 2217
admission of Representatives from...4294
Alaska, purchase of...3884, 4055, 4392, 4394
Alta Vela, resolution concerning the letter
relating to.............................2334, 2848
appeals from the Court of Claims, bill pro-
viding for.....................................3267
Arkansas, bill to admit, to representation in
Congress......................2399, 2937, 3331
Arkansas members, qualification of the, 3440
Army, resolution on the expediency of a

reduction of........ ------------- ..... 156
Army appropriation bill..................... 1305
At Union Association, bill to incorporate
the National.................... ------------- 3062
bankrupt act, bill to amend the........... 2328
bonds, resolution of Mr. Burr relating to
withdrawal of interest-bearing...... IT61

resolution of Mr. Cary in reference to pay-
ment of the five-twenty........2570, 2571.
resolution of Mr. Holman in regard to tax-
alion of ::........... ---------------- 2936, 2943
resolution in reference to taxing interest
*::::::::::::::.................. - - - - - - - ... 3589
bounty, bill relating to additional.......713
bridges over the Ohio, joint resolution relat.
"8"...” “...................................8760
Buchanan, ex-President James, resolution
Iolating to the death of..................2810
allion, resolution in relation to the refining
boro ...........4002
; omes H, resolution to pay.....4254
"ler, R. R., bill to relieve from disabili.
ties .... “............................ 1711
call of the House.....66, 68, 997, 1637, 1708,
%203,2333, 2645,3131,3255,3415,
C 8454, 3702, 8755, 3885,4430, 4495, 4521
* Champe, jr., bill for the relief of,
3131, 3132
bill relating to.........232
the relief of American,
abroad........ “............................. 1243
. *Poropriation bill....... 2004, 2026, 2027
o bill to prevent the payment of cer.
clerk, olution allowing a, to Committees
* Mines and Mining and Pacific Raii.
road..... .........................812
d.o.o. resolution allowing...315
lin i "enty percent, resolution, 2937,3256
o "uncan L., bill for the relief of the
C . *........................... 1904
0 : Deaf and Dumb Institution, bill
*ing appropriation for the ...... 4061,
- 4081, 4082, 4375
too, bill to promote American.8%
. Avenue railway bill.........2164
o *Rendment, reference of, res.
*ons of the Legislature of Ohio with.
ong assent from proposed.......891

resolution owing the ratification of the

fourteent

cashiered officers,
Citizens, bill for

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Yeas and nays on—Continued.
contested elections in Washington city,
relating to....... ------

bill
- -------- - - - - - - - 3174
copper ores, bill to regulate the

•e ------ to
duties on,
4495, 4499
cotton, bill to exempt, from internal tax, 36,
742, 898
counsel, resolution authorizing the Secretary
of War to employ, in certain cases......992
currency, bill to suspend the further reduc-
tion of the........ ---------- “................... 70
decisions of the Chair, appeals from.....489,
541, 1401, 2644, 4496
deficiency bill (H. R. No. 309)......214, 215
bill (H. R. No. 320) ... ...291
bill (H.R. No. 313)........ ..... 816
bill (H. R. No. 1341)..................... 3939
disabilities, bill to relieve R. R. Butler
from.......................................... 1711
bill to relieve W. W. Holden and others
from........................... ------- ........1907
bill to relieve certain citizens of North
Carolina from............2415, 3307, 3368
bill for the removal of, from certain per-
SOhs . . . . . . . . . . .-----------. .......... 3852, 4083
Dreutzer, Orlaf E., bill for the relief of....421
Dubuque and Sioux City railroad bill, 570,571
elective franchise in Montana, resolution in
reference to....................................781
Electoral College bill......... 3980, 3981. 4259
equal rights in District of Columbia, bill for
the further security of........................96
fishing vessels, House joint resolution for the
protection of.........................2374, 2379
Freedmen's Bureau, bill to continue the,
1997, 1998, 3310
bill relating to............. ............4007, 4479
veto of the Senate bill (No. 507) relative
to the .......................................4479
funding bill.................................... 4173,
4174, 4309, 4310, 4311, 4499
guard-room at the Capitol, resolution re-
lating to...............................2630, 2651
habeas corpus act, bill relating to the, 3268
Hall, granting use of the, to the Congres-
sional Temperanee Society...............638
Hancock, Major General W. S., joint reso-
lution tendering thanks of Congress to, 332
Harvey, Thomas W., bill extending certain
patents for the benefit of the heirs of,
- 1180, 1183
bill for the relief of the heirs of 3295, 3297
Hayti, &c., resolution concerning represent-
atives to.............. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 154
Henderson, Senator, resolution concerning
a letter to................. --------------------- 2498
Holden, W. W., and others, bill for the
relief of........................................ 1907
impeachment of the President, resolution
for the, reported from the Judiciary
Committee......... ... ........................68
resolution for the, reported from the Com-
mittee on Reconstruction............. 1400
resolution to present articles on the, to
the Senate....... ... ........................ 1402
resolutions granting leave to Committees
on, and Reconstruction to sit during
sessions of the House....... -- - - - - - - - - . 1427
protest of certain members in reference to
the, proceedings......................... 1633
resolution authorizing managers of to
administer oaths, &c................... 1706
articles of..... 1616, 1617, 1618, 1642, 1643
replication...........; ........................2081
minor questions relating to.... ..2232
resolution of Mr. Robinson rescinding
resolution of............................" 2320
resolution of Mr. Cary instructing man-
agers to withdraw tenth article of...2367
resolution relative to a letter to one of the
Missouri Senators concerning........ 2498
resolution for enlarging committee of
managers while acting as a committee
of investigation...........................2328
resolution of Mr. Hamilton for, 4473, 4474
impeachment trial—alleged corrupt prae:
tices, resolution relating to...... 2503, 2505
imports, bill to regulate the appraisement

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Yeas and nays on–Continued. -
iron-clads, resolution authorizing the sale
of.................................................30%
jail in the District of Columbia, joint reso-
lution in relation to the erection of the, 363
judiciary act, bill to amend the ...........2170
Kentucky contested election (case of John
Young Brown............................
case of Samuel E. Smi
case of Symes and Smith, resolution to
compensate, &c.......................... 1218
resolution to compensate G. G. Symes, 141"
case of McKee vs. Young................ 3375
land grants to railroads in Michigan and
Wisconsin, bill relating to........ ...... 106
to railroad companies in Michigan, joint
resolution relating to..................... 107
to southern railroads, bill to declare for-
feited............................. 312, 979, 985
Lane, George W., bill for the relief of, 1542
legal tenders, resolution of Mr. Ingersoll in
reference to issuing of..................... 1902
legislative appropriation bill....... 1274, 1275
“Lincoin, Abraham, Tribute to,” resolu-
tion relating to the book entitled......2570
mail service in Dakota, resolution in regard
to................................................ 333G
manufactures, bill to exempt from tax cer-
tain............................. 1706, 2107, 2108
marshal for the District of Columbia, bill to
provide for the appointment of a........673
Moon, William, bill for the relief
Ot. ----. . . . . .
Meany, Stephen J., resolution concerning
the trial of......................... .....945, 049
Meigs, F. B., resolution in relation to pay
of.................................................815
Military Academy appropriation bill.... 1021
military peace establishment, bill to reduce
and fix the............ 3969, 3971, 3973, 443
Mississippi river, bill to improve the ...2834,
3889, 4257, 4258
Missouri contested election (case of Switzler
vs. Anderson).............................4.133
case of Hogan vs. Pile....................4382
Missouri delegation, committee to inquire
relative to a letter of, to Senator Hen.
derson.......................................... 2528
National Life Insurance Company, bill to
incorporate the............................... 43:42
National Safe Deposit Company bill.... 3226
naturalization of alien sailors, bill relating
to............. ------------ - - - - - - - - - - - ------------ 1298
naval appropriation bill... ........ 1329
Nebraska, bill to confirm titles to lands
New Mexico election case.................... 204
North Carolina, &c., bill to admit......2463,
2465, 3097, 3484
Northern Pacific railroad, joint resolution
extending the time for the completion
of................................. ............... 3588
obstructing the laws, Mr. Spalding's resolu-
tion in regard to..............................785

.....................................2479

in.................

ocean steamers, bill concerning........ ... 3033
Ohio election (case of Delano vs. Morgan),
- 2803
Oneots and Catawba, reference of message in

regard to sale of.......... ------------------- 25S2
order of business................. ..... 2543, 4135
Ordnance, resolution for the reappointment

of the joint Committee on.................. 56

Pacific railroad, joint resolution to regulate
the tariff of charges on.................. 1218,
1861, 2130, 2428
pay of Government employés, resolution in

regard to...................... 2937, 3165, 3109
policy of Government, resolutions of Mr.
Ross relating to..................... -------- 1901

Postmaster General's report, printing extra
copies of........................................233
President’s message, reference of........... 95
Prisoners of War, resolution continuing
Committee on the Treatment of......475
resolution of Mr. Mungen for extending
the duty of the Committee on Treatment
of............................................. 2408
resolution directing select Committee on
the Treatment of, to continue their in-
vestizations during the recess of Con-

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Yeas and nays on-Continued. public debt, resolution of Mr. Loughridge in reference to the..........................b555 public debts, bill to provide for the prompt settlement of................................. 2073 quorum of the Supreme Court of the United States, bill declaring what shall constitute a......................................488, 489 railroad companies, resolution in reference to extending aid to......................... 1632 Ream, Miss Winnie, resolution relating to the occupancy of a room by............2751 reconstruction policy of Congress, resolutions of Mr. Benjamin in reference to, 210 Reconstruction, bill (H. R.No. 214), 267,1453 instructions to Committee on..........., 832 supplementary bill (H.R. No. 439).....662, 663, 664 deficiency bill (H. R. No. 1450)........2412 bill (H. R. No. 1450)...... ------ - - - - - - - - - 4423 removal of seat of Government, resolution

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Yeas and mays on-Continued.

Stanton, Edwin M., resolution presenting the thanks of Congress to...............8811 State officers in certain southern States, bill to provide for the inauguration of.....2071 stationery, letter from Clerk of the House in reference to purchases of............4476 Supreme Court, resolution in reference to one of the justices of the..................855 suspension of the rules........ ..95, 212, 476, 477, 478, 784, 1401, 1421, 1424, 1426, 1619, 1633, 1905, 2225, 2227, 2409, 2535, 2542, 27.53, 3172, 3174, 3734, 3766, 4003, 4008, 4261 Target-Shooting Company, bill to incorporate Washington.............................. 830 tax bill (H. R. No. 1060)................... 3035 tax bill, resolution of instructions on the, 316.5, 3166, 3171 tax bill (H. R. No. 1284).................. 3.538 Tennessee election (case of R. R. Butler), 1711, 31.98 vacancies in the departments, bill relating

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t Young, John D.—Continued.

resolution that, was duly elected from the ninth district of Kentucky, and should be admitted upon taking the oath prescribed—[By Mr. Kerr, June 22, 1868.] read and rejected, 3375. resolution that, is not entitled to take the oath of office as a Representative from the ninth district of Kentucky or to hold a seat therein as such Representative— [By Mr. McClurg, March 23, 1808.] reported, 2072, 2773; recommitted, 2812; reported, 3223; notice, 3266; discussed, 3328,3331, 3336,3337,3340, 3246,3268; adopted, 3375. resolution directing $2,500 to be paid to, for expenses incurred in the contested. election case between himself and Samuel McKee—[By Mr. Higby, July 13, 1808.] laid over, 4002.

Young, P. M. B., a Representative from Georgia................................ 4491, 4499

Z. Zachman, Solomon, bill (H. R. No. 521)

granting a pension to—[By Mr. Burr.)

reported and passed, 735; passed Senate with amendments, 3336; disagreed to, 3693; conference, 3094, 3732; conference report, 3937; agreed to by Senate, 3928; by House, 3937; enrolled, 4002; approved, 42.55.

In Senate: received from House, 731; re. ferred, 764; reported, 1404; passed with amendments, 3319; conference, 3688; conference report, 3857; concurred in by Senate, 3857; by House, 3954; enrolled, 3958.

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-amend the amendment by striking out the last || service for the year ending June 30, 1869; when | from June 26 to July 6, 1868, praying that cer: td for: word. Nothing is more common, I presume, all || the Speaker #; the same. |tain prizes donated by friends and kindred o over the country than the assignment of notes | Mr. GARFIELD moved that the rules be | associations in Europe may be exempted from lo secured by mortgage, different parties holdin suspended and the House resolve itself into the payment of duties. *::: notes secured by the same mortgage, and each || Committee of the Whole on the state of the - 1. nion to resume the consideration of the tax IN SENATE."

having the benefit of the mortgage to the

extent of the notes held by him, the general || bill. FRIDAY, June 12, 1868.

doctrine being that notes are secured in the

Mr. BENJAMIN moved that the House

order in which they become due, or the order || adjourn; and demanded tellers.

in which they are to the extent of the property mortgaged. The question arises, whether the assignmentofthe note takes with it the assignment of the security of the mortgage. This stampact comesin, and it is a question whether the assignee is entitled to the benefit of the security. It seeins to me some mode might

Tellers were ordered; and the Speaker appointed Mr. Highy and Mr. SchENck.

The House divided; and the tellers reported —ayes 47, noes 51.

Mr. BENJAMIN demanded the yeas and nays.

The yeas and nays were ordered.

Prayer by Rev. E. H. GRAY, D. D. On motion of Mr. WILSON, and by unanimous consent, the reading of the Journal of yesterday was dispensed with. PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS. Mr. WILSON presented the petition of Clinton F. Taggart, for pay for horses lost in the service of the United States; which was

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liam B. Washburn, aud Welker–50. - - - - NOT WOTING—Messrs. Adams, Anderson, Archer, evening session and continuing our present session until five o'clock. I think the House

Mr. MORGAN presented the memorial of James Boorman Johnston and John A. Stewart, trustees for the holders of the mortgage bonds of the Selma, Rome, and Dalton Railroad Company, praying that the lands granted to the State of Alabama and transferred to that railroad company may be exempted from the operation of the bill (H.R. No. 267) to declare forfeited to the United States certain lands granted to aid in the construction of railroads in the States of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida, and for other purposes, and that the change of location and route of that

The committee divided on the amendment || of Mr. STEVENs, of New Hampshire; and there were—ayes thirty-two, noes not counted.

Mr. STEVENS, of New Hampshire. I hope the gentleman will consent to give us a vote

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Mr. RAMSEY: I present a memorial from that eminent publicist, Dr. Francis Lieber, on the subject of the postal service in the western States. I will read a portion of it:

“The memorial of the undersigned respectfully shows that the existing law regulating the carriage of the mail and ellarge of postage exacts letter post

age on eyerything garried by the mail to the western Territories this side of California, excepting only

- The motion was agreed to; there being on
a division—ayes 49, noes 30. -
So the committee rose; and the Speaker
having resumed the chair, Mr. Pomeroy re.
ported that the Committee of the Whole on
the state of the Union had had under consid.
eration the state of the Union generally, and
Pălticularly the special order, being the bill

|.. ". o to i. into one * and || ward-so. or. so yo sent to regular e laws relating to internal taxes - subscribers from the respective places of thei bg : So the House refused to adjourn. Iication. Books, reports, occasional ...!";

and had come to no resolution thereon,
Mr. GARFIELD, I move that the order
or, an evening session to-day be rescinded,
so that the session to-day continue until five
"lock instead of half past four.
Mr. BIANE. Say half past five.
Mr. GARFIELD.1 will only move that the
*ing session be dispensed with for to-day.
Mr. SCHENCK. I hope that will not be
o onless it is agreed to sit until half past
* I admit I should like to have an even.
"35 rest myself, but I am willing to sit until
*post five. If we cannot do that I hope
og session will not be dispensed with.

periodicals, single newspapers, circulars, documents,
maps, pumphlets of all sorts—on all of these the jet-
ter postage at three cents for half an ounce must be
paid. The law exempts, it is believed, documents
franked by members of Congress, but so far as the
individual experience of your memorialist goes they
do not reach the places of their destination.
“Soldiers stationed in the States this side of the
Rocky mountains or in California may, according to
the existing law, receive apparel and other things by
mail at a reduced postage. This advantage, too, is
denied the soldier stationed in, the said Territories,
who, indeed stands most in need of this favor.
"This is a great grievance, Our sons and brothers
and fathers in these distant Territories, whether they
are in the Army, or pioneers as civilians in the sci-
vice of civilization, stand most in need of constant
and easy mail communication. If we boast that the

RECONSTRUCTION.

On motion of Mr. BEAMAN, by unanimous
consent, the amendments of the Senate to the
bill (H. R. No. 1058) to admit the States of
North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana,
Georgia, and Alabama to representation in
Congress were taken from the Speaker's table,
and referred to the Committee on Reconstruc-
110n.
Mr. SCHENCK. I move that the rules be
suspended, and that the House resolve itself
into Committee of the Whole on the state of
the Union, and resume the consideration of the

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(at four o'clock and forty-five minutes p. m.)
the House adjourned.

PETITIONs, Etc.

The following petitions, &c., were presented
under the rule, and referred to the appropriate
committees:
By Mr. KELSEY: The remonstrance of
cigar manufacturers and journeymen cigar-
makers of the town of Seneca, Ontario county,
New York, against an increase of the tax upon
the manufacture of cigars. ---
By Mr. POLSLEY: The petition for the
establishment of a post route from Kanawha
Salines, in Kanawha county, so Hiram Size:
move's, in Clay county, West Virginia. .
By Mr. ROBERTSON: The petition of

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GeneralSigeland others, committee of arrange-
ments of the National Association of Ameri-
can Sharpshooters for the third Ajmerican
shooting festival, to be held in New York city

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I move that this memorial be referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and if there is no objection, I ask that it be rinted. There are some interesting facts in it that may be useful to the Senate. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The me. morial will be referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and the order to print will be entered if there be no objection. The Chair hears no objection. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. . Mr. SUMNER, from the Committee on For. eign Relations, reported a bill (S. No. 535) to reward the services of Matthew Low, of Nas. sau;..which was read, and passed to a second reading. He also presented letters from the Secretary of State and from the Secretary of the Navy,

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on Foreign Relations, in relation to the ser-
vices of Matthew Low, a resident of Nassau,
New Providence, to the United States gunboat ||
Tioga; which were ordered to be printed to
accompany the bill.
Mr. NYE, from the Committee on Naval
Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (S. No.
189) to amend the various acts establishing
the Navy Department of the United States,
reported it with amendments.
Mr. HENDRICKS, from the Committee on
Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill
(S. No. 398) to establish the right of way of
the Portage Lake and Lake Superior ship:
canal, and to provide for the extension and
completion of the same, reported it with an
amendment.
Mr. WILLEY. The Committee on Claims
have had under consideration the petition of
Robert Gibson, of Kentucky, praying for com:
pensation for subsistence stores supplied to the
Army of the United States. Mr. President, this
presents one of the numerous cases of hardship
occurring all over the border States during the
war. It seems that United States troops were
quartered on the farm of this gentleman for some
time, and while there seized and consumed a
good deal of his property, hogs, poultry, vege-
tables, horses, burned his fences, &c. It does
not seem to have been done by any regular
authority of the officers, though the fact is that
the troops did seize and appropriate the prop-
erty, perhaps to the value of thousands of dollars.
It appeared to the committee to be in the nature
of an unauthorized depredation by the troops,
and although a case of great hardship it is of
such a nature that the committee do not feel
authorized to enter into it. They are there:
fore under the necessity of directing the peti-
tion to be reported back to the Senate, with a
motion that they be discharged from its fur-
ther consideration.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The com-
mittee will be discharged, no objection being

made,
Mr. WILLEY, from the Committee on
Claims, to whom was referred the petition of
Elizabeth Carson, submitted a report, accom:
anied by a bill (S. No. 536) for the relief of
#. Carson. The bill was read and
passed to a second reading; and the report was
ordered to be printed.
Mr. HARLAN. The Committee on the
District of Columbia, to whom was referred
the bill (S. No. 534) relating to contested elec:
tions in the city of Washington, District of
Columbia, have directed me to report it back
with an amendment. As this is of immediate
importance and probably necessary to prevent
anarchy in the city, I ask for its present con-
sideration.
Mr. HENDRICKS. I object to its present
consideration. - - -
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Objection
being made, the bill goes over under the rule.
Rev. John M'MAuoN.

Mr. MORTON. The Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom was referred the joint resolution (H.R. No. 137) requesting the President to intercede with her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain to secure the speedy release of Rev. John McMahon, convicted on a charge of treason-felony, and now confined at Kings. ton, Canada West, have instructed me to report it back and recommend its passage; and Task for the present consideration of the resolution. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from Indiana asks for the present consid: eration of the joint resolution reported by him. It requires unanimous consent. Mr. HO WARD. I am very anxious to take up senate bill No.256 this morning, relating to the Central Branch Union Pacific railroad. If this resolution is not going to take any time in discussion I will not make any objection to it. Mr. MORTON and Mr. JOHNSON. It will not take any time. Mr. CONNESS. I will say that I have no objection to the consideration of this bill, but I hope my friend from Michigan will not call

| . . . . . . --- --------. • up the bill to which he refers to the exclusion | by its title. and referred to the Committee on of one that I am anxious to have action upon , the Judiciary,

and which I think will not excite discussion.
By unanimous consent, the joint resolution |
was considered as in Committee of the Whole. |

The resolution was reported to the Senate, drawn, and my motion is before the Senate.

ordered to a third reading, read the third time, |
and passed.

Excit ANGr, or DOCUMENTS.

Mr. ANTHONY. The Committee on Print- ||
ing, to whom was referred a joint resolution ||
(S. R. No. 121) to carry into effect the resolu- ||
tion approved March 2, 1867, providing for ||
the exchange of certain public documents,
have instructed me to report it back with
amendments. This is to carry into effect a
wholesome law, and the want of this provision
stands in the way of it. I hope it will be con-
sidered at the present time. I am sure there
will be no objection to it.
By unanimous consent, the joint resolution
was considered as in Committee of the Whole.
It proposes to direct the Congressional
Printer to print fifty copies in addition to the
regular number of all documents hereafter
printed by order of either House of Congress
or any Department or bureau of the Goveru:
ment, and one hundred copies additional of
all documents ordered to be printed in excess
of the usual number; the fifty or one hundred
copies in each case to be delivered to the
Librarian of Congress, to be exchanged under
the direction of the joint Committee on the
Library as provided by the joint resolution
approved March 2, 1867. It is further pro-
vided that fifty copies of each publication
printed under direction of any Department or
bureau of the Government, whether at the
Congressional Printing Office or elsewhere,
shall be placed at the disposal of the joint
Committee on the Library, to carry out the
provisions of the resolution of March 2, 1867.
The first amendment of the Committee on
Printing was to insert after the word “printer,"
in line four, the words, “whenever he shall
be so directed by the joint Committee on the
Library.”
The amendment was agreed to.
The next amendment was in the eighth line,
after the word “documents” to insert “when-
ever he shall be directed by the joint Com-
mittee on the Library.”
The amendment was agreed to.

The joint resolution, was reported to the

concurred in.

time, and passed.
PAPERs witudkAwN*
On motion of Mr. CORBETT, it was

and papers.
bills INTRODUCED.

Mr. CHANDLER asked, and by unanimous
consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S.
No. 537) for the relief of Walter Crane, of
Michigan; which was read twice by its title, and
referred to the Committee on Public Lands.
Mr. CONNESS. I move that the Senate
K. to the consideration of Senate bill
0. 109.
Mr. SHERMAN. I hope not, because by
a kind of consent it was agreed that the bank-
ing bill should be disposed of to-day.
sr. CONNESS. I did not so understand.
Mr. EDMUNDS. We have not got through
yet with the morning business, and I object to
lootion at present, as I desire to introduce
a loll 1.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The motion
cannot now be entertained but by unanimous
consent.
Mr. EDMUNDS asked, and by unanimous
consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S.
No. 588) in addition to an act to regulate
the times and manner of holding elections for
Senators in Congress; which was read twice

objection.

Senate as amended, and the aunendments were

The joint resolution was ordered to be en: grossed for a third reading, was read the third

Ordered, That Goldsmith & Brother have leave to withdraw from the files of the Senate their petition

Mr. EDMUNDS. I now withdraw my
Mr. CONNESS. The objection is with:

Mr. SHERMAN. I renew the objection, unless we can arrange that at one o'clock the bill I have referred to shall come up.

Mr. CONNESS. I have no objection to the honorable Senator's bill being taken up at one o'clock, and I will aid him to take it up then, but I hope he will allow us to do some business in the morning hour.

Mr. SHERMAN, I have not the slightest objection to taking up the Senator's bill now if the banking bill can be taken up at one

o'clock.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. This is a
question which cannot be argued. The objec.
tion must either be made or not. Is there
any objection to the consideration at this time
of the bill mentioned by the Senator from Cali.
fornia?
Mr. SHERMAN. I object.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Then the
motion cannot now be entertained. The intro:
duction of bills is in order.
| Mr. SHERMAN. If there is no other morn-
ing business, I move to take up for considera.
tion Senate bill No. 440.
Mr. CONNESS. I thought my motion was
pending?
The PRESIDENT pro tempore.
| pending, because it was objected to.
| Mr. CONNESS. I suppose it depends on a
vote of the Senate?
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. It does
not depend on a vote of the Senate. One
objection prevents its being made until the
morning business is over.
Mr. CONNESS. The morning business is
not over, and I object to the motion of the
Senator from Ohio.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Then that
motion cannot be entertained. The introduc.
tion of bills and resolutions is in order. . .
Mr. PATTERSON, of New Hampshire,
asked, and by unanimous consent obtained
leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 539) to incor
porate the Potomac Navigation Company;
which was read twice by its title, referred.”
the Committee on the District of Columbia,
and ordered to be printed.
He also asked, and by unanimous consent
obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 540)
to regulate the sale of hay in the District 9
Columbia; which was read twice by is title.
and referred to the Committee on the District
of Columbia.
on Droit of busin ESS.

Mr. CONNESS. Now, if there be no more morning business, I renew my motion to take up Senate bill No. 159.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The intro,

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there be o Mr. CONNESS. There do not appear to be any more. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. If there be none, the morning business is through, and the Senator's motion is in order. Mr. CONNESS. I move to proceed to the consideration of the bill (S. No. 159) relatioš to the Western Pacific railroad. I will say to the Senator from Ohio that this bill was report* from the Pacific Railroad Committee s think more than three months ago or thereabou" It has been twice before the Senate, and *; sidered somewhat, but was necessarily laid over on account of the impeachment trial. wish a vote of the Senate on it. I must be ne” sarily absent in the beginning of the coo week, and I would regard it as a favor if the Senate would consider the bill now. The bill #.”. by the Senator from Ohio we are all or 'taking up, and it will unquestionably go consideration today; and I hope it will not * interposed against this bill. .* if shīāsīAN," tipon that motion I de To

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