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THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN
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iddltlooiL Twle a weekedterlleemeale, Tlper
Editorial aotleee 80 emti per lis, eeoa laeer'
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Kliht tinea or leae eoaelltaie eiBtre.
Advertlaemeate eooaldbe Beaded la y twelve
ALTIM0RE AND OHIO 1UILK0AD.
WleenaaroT. Dee. S. 1865.
Tralat beiweea WASUINdTOH tad BiLTI.
1IORE, tad WaSHIHGTON AHD TUB WEST,
in bow rat it followa, Til t
Leave dally, except Baadt jr. at 8 SO, 8 00( aad
11.11 a, m , tad 3.00, 4.30, 7.40 tad 8.00 p.m.
FOR ALL WAT STATIONS
Leave dally, except Eaadar, at 30 a, la. aad
'"ro'lt'pRIIICIPAL WAT BTATI0K8, Till
BladeBebarg, BeHavflle, Laartl, Aaaapolle
JobciIob, aad llelav Iloace, lttTatl 0.20 aad 8.00
a. m. , tad J. 00 aad 4.M p. n. dallr, except Baa-
7' TOR AHHAIOLIS
Leava at 8 SO tad 8 00 a. m. , aad 4 M p ra.
dallr, except Bandar. Ho trala tt or frou An
ntpolle oa Saodtx.
Leave at 8 0 a m aad 4 50. 7. SO lad t 00 p, m.
TOR WAT 8TATIOM8.
LetTt at 8 00 a. m aadSOOp m
FOR Alt. TARTS Or T11K WEST.
LetTt dallr, except Saadar, at 7.30 a. m. tad
9 00 p. m
Oa Sander, at 9.00 p. ra. oalj, eOBaectlar
at Kelar Bttttoa with tralat from Baltimore to
Wbeellaf, l'trkeribarf, Ac.
Through ticket to the Wett cap at had tt the
WMhlagtoo Btttloa Ticket OBee tt til hoare la
the day, it veil aa at the new offlct la the Amer
lcta Telegraph BaUdlag, Peaaaylvaale arcane,
betweea Foor-aada-halr aad Sixth atreeta.
Ver Sew Tork, ralladelpBle, aad Boltoa, tee
adrertlaemeat of Taroofa Llae.
w. r. BMiTn,
Uaaler of Treaaportatlott.
L H. COLE,
Oeaeral Ticket Altai,
GEO. S. KOONTZ, Ajent,
oeM tf WaialagtoB.
pJOTICE TO SOUTHERN TBAVEIiKUS.
TUB OLD AHD DinECTLlNE EUTIRKLT COM
PLETED. STAGING EHTIBELY DI6COSTIHUID.
CO H1LE3 SHORTER AMD 3 HOURS QUICKER
TIUS BY AST OTUER ROUTE.
Oa aad after MONDAY, September 23, the old
tad favorite llae from WABHIMOTOS.TlaTRED.
ER1CK8DURO, to RICHMOND, Trill be raa
TWICE DAILY, (,6aBdayBlghte excepted,) at fol
The fait tod eommodloai eteamer KETPORT,
Ctpttla Treat: HolllBgetaead.aad O.VASDER
BILT.CtpUla A. L Colmary.wltl leave the wharf,
fool of Sixth etreet, Waaalagloo, twice dally,(Sna
day alghtt excepted,) at 7 a m , aad 3.49 p ra ,
arrlTlag at Aqala Creek br 10 SO a m , aad 12 S3
p ra., aad thoace by the Richmond, rredtrlcki
barg, aad Potomac BtUroad, aow eotlrelr com
pleted, to Richmond, arrlTlag there it 2.20 p. m ,
aad 0.20 a. m., affordlag ample time for dlalag la
Blchmoad, aad mlklag coaaectloat with the
Richmond tod Peterebarg Railroad forTetere
barg aad polate toathof Peteriborg.
The tteamer letTtng Waahlagtoa at 8 45 p. Ja.,
trrlTet la Klehmoad at 4. 20 1. m. , effordlag am
ple time for breakfast, aad eooaectloa with the
Klehmoad aad DtaTlIlt tralai for DlBTlllt. Va ,
areeaaboro, Sallebary, Charlotte, Ktlelgh,
Ooldeborongh, aad Wllmlagtoa, tt. C, aad
Cheater, 8 C.
Oa SOSDATS letTt WASMHOTOJt It 7 l. an.
only, and arrlre la Rlcbmoad at 3.23 p. m.
Baggage checked through to Blchmood from.
Mew fork, Philadelphia, Baltimore aad Waeh
lagtoa, aad accompanied by throagh baggtge
Taronch tlckela from If. York to Richmond 817 00
Palled'! ' 13 00
" ' Baltimore " 10 00
i ' Waahlagtoa " 8 30
it ii i Baltimore to Pred'g.. 8 00
ii " Waahlagtoa " 4 23
taC050 CLABS THtOCOH T1CKBTB
Prom Waahlagtoa to Richmond 18 00
Caa be procured la Kew York at Ho. 239 Broad
wit. tad at Coartlaad alreet ferrj. la Phila
delphia, at tho depot of the Philadelphia, Wll
mlagtoa and Baltimore Railroad Company-, Broad
aad Prime atreeta la Baltimore, at IheCamdea
fetation o( the Baltimore aad Ohio Railroad Com
pear, la Waahlagtoa, at the Compaaj'aofflce,
at the corner of PeaoeTlTaale areaae and Blxth
atroet, aad oa board the Potemao ateambotta.
Paaaeagere leaTlag New York at 7 aad 8 a. la.
8aad7 p. ra , Phllldelphll it 1.13 p. m.(DAY.)
ad 11.13 p.m (NiailT.) aad Baltimore at 3.J0,
4 23 aad 0 p.m, 8 33 aad 4 30a.m., arrlre la
Waahlagtoa at 6 20.6 00, aad 7.43 p.m, aad 6
aad 0 am , la ample time to make coaaectleae
for Richmond aad the Booth.
Omolbueee aad Baggage Wtgooi i will le la
readlaeaa to coaTejr ptaaengera aad baggage be
tweea depot! la Richmond. ......
Paaaeagere bT thla Llae put br daylight Sfoaat
Veraoa, aad mar hare aa opportaallref ilaillag
aereral battle-aetda aear rrederlckabarg, by
,'ir.Pg,.V.'iVb.,.Bk.d from NewYork. Phil
Idelphla, tad Baltimore to Waahlagtoa.whare It
will be met by the baggtge mtatere of thla lioe.
Braakfaat aad aupper oa board of atatmera.
OEO. MATTINOLY, Bnperlateadeat,
W, D. 0ILKEI1S0N, Ageat,
oe7 Waahlagtoa, D 0.
PUILADKLPniA, WILMINQTON, AND
Commeoelag MONDAY, December loth, 1681,
trtlaa will leare depot, eoraer of Broad otroet
aad Waahlngtoa areaae, aa followe I
Expreaa Train at 4 03 a. m , (Uoodtya ex
ctDtod.) for Baltlmere aadWaahlngtoa. atopplng
at Wllmlagtoa, PerryTllle, UaTre-de-Ome,
Aberdeea, ferrymaa't, tad Mlgaolll.
Wty Mall Trala at 8.15 a m , (Bnadtyt ex
eeptei.) for Baltimore, atoppiag ai all regular
atattOBB, eoaaectlag with Delaware railroad at
WIlmlBgtoa for JIUford, Ballabury, aadlaterma
dlate atatloaa. -
Xxpreaa Train it MPmv i (BBBdayt ex
cepted.) for Baltimore tad Waahlagtoa, atorplag
at Cheater, WllmlBgton, Elkloo, Perryrllle,
Expreaa Trala It 3.60 p m , (Suadiye ex
cepted,) for Baltimore tad Waahlagtoa, atopplog
at Wllialagtoa, Newark, Elkton, Norlheaat,
rerryTllle, Uaire-da-arace, Perrymaa'a, aad
ifightilpreal at 11.13 p. ra , for Baltimore
aad Waahlagtoa, atoppiag at Cheator, (oaly to
take Baltimore aad Waahlngtoa paaaeagere,)
Wllmlagtoa, Newark, Elkton, Norlheaat, Par
rrTllle, aad HiTrede-artce,
Paaaeagere for fortreao Monroe will take the
'ACCOMMODATION TRAINS Stopping at all
atatloat bttweea Philadelphia aad Wllmlng.
'"Leata PMladalpkla ai 11.00 a. m., 4 00, 6. SO
aad 10. 00 p. xa. The 4 00 p. m Irala ceaaecta
with Delaware Ballroad for Afltford aad later
LetTt Wllmlagtoa at 7. 16 aad 9. SO a. m. , 1 30
"tUBOUOU' TRAINS rBOM BALTIMORE
LetTt Wllmlagtoa at 13 in , 4.21, 8. S3 tad 9. 54
P'cu'E8TEBVORPIlILADELPnlA LetTt Chee
ter it 8 18, 10.14 a. m., IX 38, 3.13, 4.54, 7.20
Expreaa Trala at 4. 05 a. m for Baltimore aad
Waahlagtoa, atoppiag at Wllmlagtoa, Perry
Tllle, UaTre-de-Oraee, Aberdeea, Perrymaa't
Night Expreaa at 11.15 p. m. for Baltimore
aad Waahlagtoa, etopplag at Cheater, (for Balti
more and Waahlagtoa paaaeagera, ) Wllmlagtoa,
Newark, Elktoa, North-Eaat, Perryrllle aad
Aocommodatloa Trtla tt 10 p. m. for Wll
mlagtoa aad Way Btatlona
"baltimobe roB Philadelphia.
Leare Baltimore at 9.23 p. m .atopplng it
DtTrt-de-arace, PerryTllle tad Wilmington.
ai-Aitins at Elktoa aad Newark fto take ma.
aaagarafor Pblltdalpblt tad leare paaaeagere
from Waahlngtoa or Baltimore, ) ead Cheater to
jtlTe paaaeagere iruua uutiuui, vi tiaaaiag-
'LaaTa Wllmlagtoa for Philadelphia at 6. SO
wlinlf TUI.TIMo'ltE TO PniLADELPniA.
Leare Baltimore 8 23 a. m. , Way Mali ; 1. 10
V m., Expreaa; 4.23 p. m , Wty Trtla; 8 S3
p m. Kxpreiai 9,il. m .Expreaa.
F TRAINS POM BALTIMORE
Laart Chaatar it 8.67 l. m., 1,(0 and 11,50
''Leare Wllmlagtoa at 8 13, 9. 40 a. m. , 1. 23,
tMh4. will Imt WIlulDttoB for PcrryTtllt)
ant WMrial'e vii"a n t.utt jj. iu.
lull U. r. lONNllY, Sopatlattadeat,
GREAT rENNSYLVANU ROUTE TO
KOBTH AHD WIST,
TOUR DAILY TRAINS.
ON AND AFTER NOVEMBER 20, 1883, tralaa
will rna aa followa t
LeaTt Waea'a. Leare Balto.
Expreaa Malll 6.20 a.m. 9 00a.m.
raatLlae 8.20 a.m. 1110 p.m.
11ttabarghaadSrleEx..4 40p.m. 7.20 p.m,
Pllteb'gh aad Elmlra Ex.7.30 p. m. 10 00 p. m.
TWO TRAINS ON SUNDAY,
LeaTlag Wlehtagtoa at 8 30 and 7.30 p. m
SLEEPINQ CARS ON ALL NIOHT TRAINS.
LOW PABE AND QUICK TIME.
Ctrt ran through from Baltimore to Pitta
bnrgb, Erie or Elmlra, without change ,
4t4T-For Tlcketi aad any information apply at
the Once of the Great PeanaylTanla Boote, eor
aer PeaBBTlTaata atenne and Blxth etreet, under
Natloaal Hotel, aad Fourteenth alreet, corner of
PennaylTaBla arcane, oppoalte Wlllarda Hotel,
WtahlaglOB. J. N. DDBABBT,
SnperlBteadeat N. 0. R. B,
Ftaaeagaraad Ticket Ageat,
JNO. dlLLKTT, Paaaeager Ageat. ao20-tf
1861 AKttANQKMKNXB im
HHW TORK LINKS.
TBI CA1IDIDT AND AMBOT 1UD PHIL AD IL
PHIA AHD TBaUTOH JUILEOAD COMPA
fKOK PHILADILrniA TO VIW TORS
AMD WAT PLACIS.
TEOM WALHUT BTERKT WHAEf AUD
VlLL LliTI AI OLLOWI. Til I T&T.
At 0 ft. m. , vUCamda and Amfcoy C and
A Accommodation ....1190
At ft. m,, tU Camden ftnd Jriy CUr
Utw Jcntr Accommodation It 13
At 8 a. m.f iU Cftmdon and Jri y City
Vornlog Exprt 3,00
At 8 a. m., via Camden nnd JeneyCltr
2d CUic Ticket X2S
At 11 ft. m., via Kensington and Jerier
CUj Expreu 3.00
Atl2m.( Tla Cemden and Am boy -C, ftnd
A. Accommodfttlon XZ3
At 2 p. m , tU Camden and Amboy C. nnd
A. Kzpreis 3.00
At 3 p. hi , , Tin Renting ton end Jeraey
Cfty Waehlngten and V. T. Expren.. 3.00
At 6W p. m. , vlft Kensington ftnd Jeriey
Cfly Brenlnff Mall .'. 3.00
AtllVip. m., tU Kenalngton nnd Jeriey
jiir soninern Aiau aw
AtlU(Mght,lTla Kemlngton and Jersey
cflT fiotttntrn Exnreii 3.t0
At 6 p. a, , Tla Camden and Amboy Ao-
commotiation (rreignt ana paeeenger:;
let clan ticket 2.25
2d clam ticket 1.00
The 8 IS p. m. Erenlng Mail and tbe 1.30
(Nlitil, Sonthern EinrtMB will rnn dallr. fall
other.., Sunday excepted.)
rniLADELrniA and hew tork lines.
LeaTeWalnat etreet Trbarf at 9 and 8 ft. na..
13 m . and 2 p. m.
LeaTa Kenalngton Depot at 11.18 ft, m.. 2.35.
4,30 and 45 p. m., and 12.60 a m. (nlgnt.)
The 8.45 p. m. line rnni dally; (all other..
Sand aye excepted. )
NEW TORK AND PHILADELPHIA LI It Eg.
LeaTofootof Barclay atreet at 8 a. m. and 2
Prom foot of Cortland etreet at 7, 6, and 19 a,
u , 11m., 4 and Op. m. , and 12 night.
The 6 p. m. line runs d.lly; (all othere. 8un
W. H. OAT2MER, Agent.
Philadelphia and New Tork Llnee.
Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1863. dell
18G5 WINTER ARRANGEMENT. lOgc
PENNSYLVANIA CENTRAL RAILROAD.
TWELVE DA1LT TRAINS.
On and after MONDAY, October 16,1865, tratne
will leare the Union Paaeeoger Depot, corner of
Washington and Liberty etreeli, Plttabnrgh, Pa.,
DAT EXPRESS, dally except Sanday, at 2 50 a.
m , etopplag at Johnetown, ConeioaDgh, Oalllt
ten, AUoona, and all principal etatlona, and mak
ing direct connections at llarrlabnr? for New
Tork, Baltimore, and WaaMngton, and at Phila
delphia for New Tork, Boston, and Intermediate
ALTOONA ACCOMMODATION, dally except
Sunday, at 0.60 a. ut stopping at all regular sta
tlons between Plttsbnrgh and AUoona, and mak
Ing clcae connection with trains on the Indiana
Dranch.West PenniTlyania Railroad, Ebensbnrg
and Creason Railroad, and TlolUdaysbnrg Branch.
PITTS UU ROlI AND ERIE MAIL, dally except
Bnnday, at 7 50 ft. m, stopping only at Cone
maagb,OeUU(en, AUoona, and all principal sta
tions, making direct connection at Ilarrtsbnrg for
New Tork, Baltimore, and Washington.
MAIL ACCOMMODATION, dally (except San
day) at 11 40 a m , stopping at all regal ar eta
tlona between Pittsburg and Ilarrlabnrg. making
connections with trains on the Ebensbnrg ana
Creason railroad and IlolIIdaysbnrg railroad.
PHILADELPHIA EXPJUS8, dally at 4 25 p. la .
stopping at Latrobe, BlalrsTllIe Intersection,
lngdon, Lewlstown, Hlftlln, Newport, Usrya
Tllle, Ilarrlabnrg, Lancaster, and Downlngtown,
At Harrlsbnrg direct connections are made for
New Tork, Baltimore, and Washington, and at
Philadelphia for New Tork, Boston, and Inter
mediate points. Bleeping cars run through on
thla train from Pittsburg to Philadelphia and
Baltimore, and to New Tork by the Allentown
JOnNSTOWN ACCOMMODATION, dally (ex
cept finndaj) at 4 35 p m , stopping at regular
stations between Pittsburg and Conemangh, and
connecting at BlalraTille Intersection with tratne
on the Indiana Branch and West Pennsylvania
FAST LINE, dallr. except Sunday, at 9 SO p
. . atoDDlnt? onlr at Conamanrh. Oallltieu. Al
toona, UnntTngdou, Lewlatown, Mifflin, Newport,
MaryeTtUe, ifarrlabarg, Mlddletown, Lancaster,
and Downlngtown, making connection at Ilar
rlabnrg for New Tork, Baltimore and Washing
ton, and at Philadelphia for New Tork, Boa ton
and Intermediate points. Sleeping ears rnn
through In this train to Philadelphia and to New
Tork on the Allentown route.
First Accemmodatlen Train for Wall's Station
leaves daily (except Sunday) at 8 30 a m.
Second Accommodation Train for Wall's Sta
tion leaves dally (except Sunday) at 9 40 a m.
Third Accommodation Train for Wall's Station
leaves dally (except Sunday) at 3 35 p m
Fourth Accommodation Train for Wall's Sta
tion leaves dally (except bum! ay) at 6 85 p. m.
Accommodation for Penn Station, stopping at
all station between Pittsburgh and Penn, at
10 30p m.
The Church Train leaves Wall's Station every
Sanday at 9 05 a m., and arriving In Plttabnrgh
at 10 05 ft, m. Returning leavea Plttabnrgh at
at 12.50 p. m , ftnd arrive ftt Wall'e Station at
2.00 p. m.
Returning Trains arrive in Plttabnrgh as follow :
Mall 120a m.
FaitLlne 2.80a m.
First Wall's Station Accommodation, 0 24 a a.
Penn Accommodation 7 00 a. m.
Second Wall'sStatlon Accommodation 8 50 a m,
Johnstown Accommodation 10 05 a.m.
Pittsburgh A Erie Hall 12.50 p.m.
Baltimore Express 1 SO p.m.
Third Wall's Station Accommodation 2.05 p. m
Philadelphia Expresa 2 SO p.m,
FourthWaU'a Station Accommodation 6 00 p a
AUoona Accommodation and Emigrant 10 SO p m.
An Agent of the Excelsior Omalbn Company
will pass through each train before reaching the
depot, take upenecksand deliver baggage te any
Sart of tho city. OiUce No, 410 Penn street, open
ay and night, where all orders for the move
ment of passengers and baggage will receive
Baltimore expreaa will arrive with Philadel
phia expreaa at 2.30 p. m on Mondays.
NOTICE la caee of Ion, the Company will
hold themaelves responsible for personal bag
gage only, and for an amount not exceeding $100.
W. n BECKWITIJ, Agent,
At the Pentiylvanla Central Railroad raHsenger
Station, oa Liberty and Washington street.
The Official AdTortltomenU of all th KxecutlTa De)mHmente of the GoTernment lire) PnlillehMl In thla Paper by Authority of THE
ORANOE AND ALEXANDRIA RAIL
ROAD. THROUan by RAIL FROM WASH
INGTON AND ALEXANDRIA TO RICHMOND
On ftnd after FRIDAY, September 1, 1685, the
train on thl road will rnn a follows i
Leave Washington at 7 a, m. and 8 SO p. u.
Leave Alexandria at 7 Vi a. m. and 9 p. m.
Leave Oordontrllle at 11 SO p. m. and I 40 a.m.
Arrive In Rlohmond ftt 8 p. ra and 0 a, m.
Arrive at Lynchburg at 8. 30 p. m. and 6. a. m.
Leave Lynchburg at 8 45 a, m. and 7. 15 p. m.
Leave Richmond at 7 a m and 7. 15 p.m.
Leave Qordonsvllle at 12 SO p. m. and 12 20 a u.
Arrive al Alexandrlaat 4 55 p. m.aud4 60a,m.
Arrive at Washington at 5 80 p.m. and 6 25 a,m.
On Sundayi leave Washington at 8 30 p m. only.
Local freight train leaves Alexandria at 4 a.
m.( arriving In OordonsvlIIe at 11 45 a m,
Leavea OerdonsvlH at 12.35 p. m. , arriving In
Alexandria at 8 p. m.
Through freight train leaves Alexandria at 3
a, m., arriving In Lynchburg at 7.10 p. m.
Leaves Lynchburg at 3 Ma. a , arriving In
Alexandria at 8 10 p m.
Pasaengen from Warrenton will take the 7 a.
m. train south from Washington, and the 8. 45 a.
m. train north from Lynchburg.
Passengers by tbe 8 45 a, m. and 7.15 p. n.
train from Lynchburg, and the 7 ft. m. and 7 13
p. ra trains from Richmond connect with tratne
at Washington for all part of the North and
This route ha the advantage over all othere by
having a continuous rail front New Tork to
Lynchburg, 405 miles.
It also pasaea through Fairfax, Rnll Run, Ma
nassas, Brislow, Catlelt's, Rappahannock, Cul
peper, Orange, and Qordonsvllle, where many
ef the great battle of the late rebellion were
Tickets can be procured In Adams' Express
Building, opposite the U and O. R. R. Depot, In
Washington; also, at the Depot, on Maryland
Trains leave the corner of First and C street,
Washington. W. 11. McCAFFERTT,
J. M. BROAJHS,
ooO-tf General Passenger Agent.
THROUGH LINE BETWEEN WASH
INOTON, PHILADELPHIA, AND NEW
Washixotot, October 29, 1865.
Tratne between Washington and New Tork ire
now rnn ae follows, vti t
FOR NEW TORK, without change of can,
Leave dally (except Sunday) at 7.30 a. m ,and
6 and 7. TO p ra.
FOR NEW TORK, changing car at Philadel
phia, Leave dally (except Sunday) at 11.15 a, m , and
4 30p m,
Leave dally (exeept Sunday) at 7.30 and 11.15
a. m , ftnd 4 30 and 7.30 p m.
Leave for New Tork at 6 p. ra. oaly.
Leave for Philadelphia at 7 80 p m. only.
Sleeping cars for New Tork on 7.30 p m. train
daily, except Sunday. On Sunday, train and
eleepfng car run only to Philadelphia.
Through tickets to Philadelphia, New Tork, or
Boston, can be had at the btatlon oOce at all
hour In the day, ae well as al the new office In
the American Telegraph building, Pennsylvania
avenue, between Four-and-a-half and Sixth
Soe Baltimore and Ohio railroad advertisement
for schednle between Washington, Baltimore,
Annapolis, and the West. W. P. SMITH,
Master of Transportation.
L M. COLE,
General Ticket Agent.
OEO. 8, KOONTZ,
1865. WA8UIH. 18G5.
ALEXANDRIA, AND OEOROETOWN
CirrriL 8io, WOO.OOO Saiate, $100 Each.
board or directors:
Stmnel M Shoeiaiker, Eei , of Baltimore
Hobert W. Latham, Eai , of New York cltr.
Joaepa B Stewart, Eaq , of Waahlagtoa, D.C.
Frederick P Blaatoo.Eaq .ofWaahlnjton, D.C.
Leoaard HaTck, Ea , of Weeklagloa, D.C.
Prealaeat Itobert W Latham, Eaq.
becretary Joaepti U Stewart, Eeq
Treaearer Leoaard Iluyck, Lai.
baperlatoadlBit Aifeot aad Uecordloe; Secre
tarj Oaetr A. titereaa
All tommDnlcatloDe referrlea to baaloeaa coa
aected with aald road ehould b. addreaaed to the
Secretary, at the office of the Company, No. 411
PeaaaTlraala areaae, WaahlBlftoa, D. C.
ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY,
TO NBW TORK.
The ateamara coraprlalo? thla lioe are the
JOHN GIBSON Ctpltta 10UNO
E. O KRI01IT Ctpttla MOItUIS
1AIEFAX Captain WINTERS.
LetTlaa Pier No 12, North Hirer, New York,
ocer? WEDNESDAY lad SATURDAY, It 4 p m ,
tad foot of O alreet, Waahlagtoa, D. 0 , every
TUESDAY aad FRIDAY, at 7 a. ra.
Freight received daily daring Imalaeaa honra,
aad carefally kept under cover.
The Steainere of thla llae now connect with
Alexaadrla aad Orange Railroad Freight for
warded to aay point along the line of the road.
AoilTt MOROAN, RIIINEIIART & CO ,
Cor. Ltevenlh at. and Penn. ave ,
aonth aide, tod foot of 0 atreet,
BOWEN, BRO. CO ,
Aleatndtla, Ta ,
II. B. CROMWELL & CO ,
no!7-tt 89 Weat atreet, New York.
NEW Y 0 n K
(OLD LINE, )
NEW YOSET, ALEXANDRIA, WASHINGTON
AND GEORGETOWN, D. 0.
BALTIMORE, REBECCA CLYDE, AB EMPIRE,
IN OOBlfBIOTIOB WITH IHLABblTBAMBna
OEOROE II. BTODT, MAY FLOWER, AND
Regalar Calling Daye TUESDAYS tnd FRI
DAYS, it 12 m. , from foot of High atreet, George
town, aed Pier 19, Eaat River, (foot of Wall
atreet,) New York.
For freight or caaaage apply to
C. P. HOUGHTON, Agent,
foot of High atreet, Georgetowa.
It. ELDHIDOI! Ii Co , Agenta,
Prlace Street Wharf, Aleztndrlt,
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C. WEDNESDAY EVENING,
Continue J from our fieport of Testerdajr.
Mr. Wilnon Introdaeed a reeolutlon calllcg
upon the Secretary of War for Information at
to tho number of Major and Brigadier Ocn-
erali In the rolunteer ierr.ee, how and where
employed, Ac. Adopted.
Mr. Anthony moved that the Chair ap
point the special committee on roconatruc
tlon pro Tided for by a recent resolution.
Mr. Anthony offered a reiolatlon that,
until otherwise ordered, all papers relating
to the question of representation of the State
lately la rebellion be referred to the ipoclal
committee of fifteen.
Mr. Cowan objected to the present consid
eration of the above, and It went orer nnder
Mr. Cowan said a message had Just been
received from the President. In resnome to a
resolution calling for Information aa to the
condition 01 trie states lately in rebellion.
He called for the reading of that message.
The mestage of the President was read.
To the Nenaii otht United State:
In reply to the resolution ad on ted br the
Senate on the 12th Instant, I have the honor
to state that tbe rebellion waged by a por
tion of this neonta atralnst the trnnrlv rftn.
stltuted authorities of the Government of the
United State ha been suppreesed; that the
United States are In possession of erorv
State In which the rebellion existed; and
that, as far as oould be done, the courts of
the United States havo been restored, tost
offices re-established, and steps taken to put
mio e u eo live operation tuo revenue law ox
As the results of the measures Instituted
by the Executive, with the view of Inducing
a resumption of the functions of tho States
comprehended In the Inquiry of the Senate,
the people tn North Carolina, South Caro
lina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisi
ana, and Tennessee have reorganized their
respective State governments, and "are
yielding obedience to the laws and Govern
ment of the United States'' with more
willingness and greater promptitude than,
under the circumstances, could reasonably
have been anticipated.
Tbe proposed amendment to the Constitu
tion, providing for the abolition of sla.ery
forever within the limit of the country, has
been ratified by each ono of those States with
tho exception of Mississippi, from Which no
official Information has been received, nnd In
nearly all of thorn measures have been
adopted or are now pending to confer upon
freedmen tbe privileges which are essential
to their comfort, protection, and security.
In Florida and Texas the people are making
commendable progress tn restoring their
State governments, and no doubt Is enter
tained that they will at an early period be In
a condition to resume all of their practical
relations with tho Federal Government.
In "that portion of the Union lately In re
bellion' the aspect of affairs Is more promis
ing than In view of nil the circumstances
could well have been expected. The people
throughout the entire South evince a lauda
ble desire to ronew their allerlance to tho
Goernment, and to repair the devastations
ol war by a prompt ana cheerful return to
peaceful pursuits. An abldlnir faith I en
tertained that their action will conform to
their profession, and that In acknowlednlne
to the supremacy of the Constitution and the
law of tbe United States their loyalty will
be unreservedly given to the Government,
whose leniency they cannot fail to appre
ciate, and whose fosAring care will soon re
store them to a condition of prosperity. It
is true that in some or tue Mate tbe de
moralising effects of the war are to be seen
In occasional disorders, but these are local In
character, not frequent In occurrence, and
aro rapidly disappearing ai the civil authori
ty Is extended and sustained. Perplexing
questions were naturally to bo oxpected from
the great and sudden change In the relations
between the two races; but systems are grad
ually developing themselves under which
the froedmen will receive the protection to
which he Is Justly entitled, and, by moans of
bis labor, matte nimseit a useiui ana inde
pendent member of the community in which
he has his home.
From all the Information In my possession,
and from that which I have recontly derived
from the most reliable authority, I am In
duced to cherish tho belief that sectional
animosity Is surely and rapidly merging It
self Into a spirit of nationality, and that
representation, connected with a properly
adustod system of taxation, will result In a
harmonious restoration of the relations of
the States to tho National Union.
Tbe report of Carl Schura is herewith
transmitted, as requested by the Fenate No
reports from the Hon. John Covode have
been recolved by the President. The atten
tion of the Senato Is Invitod to the accom
panying report of Lieutenant General Grant,
who recently made a tour of inspection
through seeral of the States whose Inhabit
ants participated In the rebellion.
Andrew Johns ok.
WasaiNOTOir, D C , Dee. 18, lSttf
Mr. Cowan then called for the reading of
the report made to the President by General
Grant, concerning bis late visit to tho South.
General Grant's report was read
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WjUHlitATOif, Dee 18, 186.1 f
Hit ErctlUncy, A. Johnson, rruUlent ttf Ih
but In reply to your note of the 16th
instant, requesting a report from me giving
such Information as I may be possessed of
coming within tho scope of the Inquiries
made by the Senate of the United Stntes In
their resolution of the 1 2th Instant, I have
tbe honor to submit tho following.
With your approval, and alao that of the
honorable Secretary of War, I left Washing
ton city on tho 27th of last month fur the
purpose of making a tour of Inspection
through some of the Southern States, or
State lately In rebellion, and to see what
changes wore necessary to be made In the
disposition of tho military forces of the
country, how these forces could be reduced,
and expenses curtailed, Ac, and to learn, as
far a possible, the feelings and Intentions
of the oltiton of those States toward the
General Government. The State of Virginia
being so accesstblo to Washington city, and
Information from this quarter therefore be
ing readily obtained, I hastened through the
State without conversing or meeting with
any of Its citizens In Raleigh, North
Carolina, I spent ono day, in Charleston,
South Carolina, two days; Savannah and
Augusta, Georgia, each one day Both in
traelllni! and while stopping, I saw much
and oonversed freely with the citizens of
those States, as well as with tbe omcers or
the army who hao been stationed among
them The following are the conclusions
come to by mo
I am sntlned that the mas of thinking
men of the .South accept tho present eltua
tlon of affairs In good faith The question
which have heretofore dh Ided the sentiment
of the people of the two tactions slavery
and State rights, or the right of a State to
secede from the Union they regard as hav
ing been settled fore.er by the highest tri
bunal nrms that man can resort to I was
plcnetd to loam from the leading men whom
DECEMBER 20, 1805.
I met that they not only accepted tho deci
sion arrived at as final, but that now the
smoke of battle has cleared away, and time
has been given for reflection, that this deci
sion nas Deen a loriunate one tor tbe whole
country, they receiving the like benefilsfrcm
It with those who opposed them In tho field
and In the council. I
Four years of war (during which law was
executed only at the point of the bavonet .
throughout the States in rebellion) have left
the people possibly In a condition not to'
yield that ready obedience to civil authority
the American poople have generally been In
the habit of yielding. This wonld render
the presence of small garrison throughout
those States necessary until such time as
labor returns to Its proper channel, and civil
authority Is fully established I did not
meet any one, either those holding places
under the Government or cltlsens of the
Southern States, who think It practicable to
withdraw the military from the South at
present. The white and the black mutually
require the protection of the General Gov
ernment. There Is such universal aciutescence In
the authority of the General Government
throughout the portions of the country vis
ited by me, that the mere presence of a mili
tary force, without regard tn numbers, Is
sufficient to maintain ordor. The good of tho
country, and economy, require that tho forco
kept In the interior where there are many
freedmen (elsewhero In the Southern States
than at forts upon the seacoast no force Is
necessary,) shouia all be white troops. Tho
reasons for this are obvlous.without mention
ing many of them. The presence of black
troops. lately slave, demoralizes labor, both
by their advice and by furnishing In their
camps a resort for the freedmen for irfng dis
tances around. Yt bite troops generally ex
cite no opposition, and therefore n small
number of them can maintain order tn a given
district. Colored troops must be kept in
bodies sufficient to defend themselves. It 1
not the thinking men who wonld use violence
toward any class of troops sent among them
by the General Government, but tbe Igno
rant in some places might, and the late slave
seems to he imbued with the Idea that the
property of hi late master should by right
belong to him, at least should hare no pro
tection irom tne colored soldier. There is
danger of collisions being brought on by such
My observations lead me to the conclusion
that the citizens of the Southern States are
anxious to return to self-government within
the Union as soon as possible; that whilst
reconstruction, they want and require pro
tection irom ine uovernment, mat tbey are
In earnest in wishing to do what they think
Is required by tho Government not humil
iating to them as citizens, and that If such
a courso was pointed out tbey would pursue
It tn good faith. It Is to be regretted that
there cannot be a greater commingling at
this time between the citizens of tbe two
sections, and particularly of those ontrusted
with tho law-making power.
I did not rive tho operations of the Freed'
men's JJureau that attention I would hare
done If more time bad been at my disposal.
Conversations on the subject, however, with
officers connected with the bureau, lead me
to think that In some of the States its affairs
have not been conducted with good Judgment
or economy, and that tho belief, widely
spread among the freedmen of the Southern
Mates, that the lands of their tormer owners
will at least In part be divided among them,
has come from the agents of this bureau
This belief is seriously interfering with the
willingness of the freed man to make con
tract for the coin! mr Year
Ih some form the Freedmen' Bureau U an
absolute necessity until civil law is estab
lished and enforced, securing to the freedmen
thlir right and full protection. At preect.
however, it Is independent of tho military
esuvbiisnment ot tne country, ana seem to
be operated by the dlHerent agenta of tbe bu
reau according to their individual notions.
Everywhere Gen. Howard, the able head of
the bureau, made friend by the jmt and fair
Instructions and advice he gave; but the
complaint In South Carolina was that when
he left things went on a before. Many,
perhaps the majority, of the agent of the
Freedmen's Bureau adrlso the freedmen that
by their own Industry they must expect to
lire. To this end they endeavor to secure
employment for them, and see that both con
tracting parties comply with their engage
ments In some Instances, I am sorry to
say, the freedman's mind does not seem to
be disabused of the Idea that the free dm an
has the right to lire without care or proils
ion for the future. Tho effect of the belief
in division of lands I Idleness and accumu
lation In camps, towns, and cities In such
cases I think it will be found that tice and
disease will tend to the extermination or
great reduotlon of tho colored race. It can
not tie expected that tne opinions Held by
men at the South for vears can bechanced
in a day, and therefore the freedmen require
for a few years nut only law to protect them,
but the fostering care of those who will give
them good counsel and In whom they can
The Freedmen's Bureau being separated
from the military establishment of the coun
try, requires all the expense of a separate or
ganization. One does not necessarily know
what the other is doing, or what orders they
are acting under. It seems to me this could
be corrected by regarding every offleer on
duty with troops in the Southern States as
agents of the Freedmen's Bureau, and then
hare all order from the head of the Bureau
sent through department oommanders. This
would create a responsibility that would se
cure uniformity of action throughout the
South, would Insure the orders and Instruc
tion from the head of the Bureau being oar
ried out, and would relieve from duty and
pay a large number or employees ot tho uov
ernment. I bu.e the honor to be, very respectfully,
your obedient sen ant, U. S. Grht,
Mr Sumner. I wish to make one remark
with reforenco to the business before the
Senate. I wish to know whether tho report
ofMnj Gen. Carl Schura is annexed to the
message of the President.
Mr. Foster, In tho chair. Tbe Chair un
derstands that it Is.
Mr Sumner. Then I think It had better
Several Senators. It is too long
Mr Sumner. At any rate we cau begin It
It Is a very important document. Tho Sen
ate will remember that when tho report was
made of the condition of affairs In Kansas,
orerv word was read at tho desk Now the
question Involved was much more important
We nave a message irom inu rresiuem, wnten
Is like the whitewashing message of Franklin
Pierce with regard ta the atrocities tn Kan
eas I think the Senate had better listen to
the report of Uen Sohurs on this Important
Air Jounson saiu ue was surprised to bear
the Senator from Massachusetts characterize
the message as an attempt tn whitewash
There was no whitewashing about it It was
a fair and clear statement ot facts, called for
by tho Senate He thought tbe report of
Uen Sohurs had better be printed, together
with the other documents.
Tho reading of General Sthum p report was
commenced, but the Clerk had not proceeded
Mr. Sherman moved that the further read
log be dispensed with and that the report be
Mr. Sumner. I shall not object to that tf
the Senator from Ohio thinks It 1 proper
that we should on thl Important occasion
dispense with the reading. I think the Sen
ate could not listen to anything of more Im
portance thin that accurate and authentlo
report regarding the actual condition of
things in these btates. Here Is an eminent
citizen, lately a major general In the army
of the United States, sent on a special mis
sion by the President to visit these States
and report upon their condition. He has
made his visit not hastily like Gen. Grant,
for Instance, or some other officers or citi
zens, but a visit occupying time and extend
ing throurh the different btates: and he has
recorded the results In an elaborate docu
ment. Now, sir, If the question were a
trivial one, if tt were a transitory question,
I would think with the Senator from Ohio
that It had better not be read. If the Sen
ator insists upon his motion I shall not ob
.Mr. bherman bad no doubt that tbe report
of General Schura was elaborate, able and
Interesting He would much prefer to read
It, however, rather than hear It read where
there was confusion and noise, a It the Sen
ate chamber. He would say, also, it was
unusual to read such documents. No docu
ment was usually read to the Senate, except
the message of the President of tbe United
States. Kren the report of tho Secretary of
me iroasury, tun oi information oi para
mount Importance to the country, giving
view affecting the great financial Interest
of the country, wo not read, but ordered to
be printed. If the practice of reading all
documents sent to the Senate were to pre
vail, there would bo no time for business.
Mr. Doollttle. The Senator from Massa
chusetts gave expression toonereinarkwhlch
he ought, It seems to me, In Justice to him
self, to qualify, tf not altogether to retract.
Speaking of this message, Just received from
tbe President, be saia It was like tbe white
washing message of Franklin Pierce to cover
up the transactions In Kansas, and that af
fairs in these States sought to be covered up
and whitewashed by the message of tho
President were much worse than the affair
in Kansas. Now, Mr. President, I think
the Senator from Massachusetts must have
let fall that expression without giving it suf
ficient thought I cannot believe that that
Senator, occupying tbe high position that he
does, representing tbe groat biate be does,
wishes to be understood as stating here In
tbe Senate and to tho country that this mes
sage just received from the President is a
whitewashing message, seeking to cover up
or conceal certain transactions a state of
things infinitely worse than the transactions
In Kansas that terrible affair which was tho
beginning of all our woes a civil war Itself,
the prelude to tho great war from which we
ha. e Just emerged. I believe, sir, that the
honorable Senator from Massachusetts will
at least qualify, if he does not wholly re
tract, this strong expression.
Mr. Sumner. I have nothing to qualify.
nothing to modify, nothing to retract. In
former days there was but oae Kansas to sul
fer under illegal power. Now there are elev
en Kansas es suffering only as one suffered.
Therefore sir, as eleven are more than one,
so 1 the enormity of the present time more
than the enormity of tho days of Franklin
Mr. Plxon. The Senator from Massachu
setts says the enormities in the States lately
in rebellion are greater than those of Kansas
in former days, I beg leare to remind that
Senator that that Is not precisely the ques
tion raised by the Senator from Wisconsin
There Is no question here as to the miscon
duct of anybody in Kansas or In the South
ern State. The charge ha been directly
made In the Senate that the President of the
United States has sent In a whitewashed re
port with regard to these enormities. Now,
sir, I cannot pass that tn allenco. What L a
whitewashed report r It is a report Intended
to rover up by falsehood and misstatements
certain tacts, mat is a wnitewasbed report.
Now, sir, as a friend of the President, and I
profess no exoluslre or peculiar friendship
for htm, I cannot sit quietly and listen In
silenco to such charges. I sustain the policy
of the President, as I understand it, not be
cause It Is the President's policy, but be
cause it U right. I believe in the truth of
the statements be has made, and, although
he need no defence, I cannot suffer suoh
charges to go to the country without a pro
test. Mr. Doollttle. Whether the President's
policy be right or not, the charge of the Sen
ator from Massachusetts doos not go to that
question at all. If the Senator from Massa
chusetts differs from him, and believes him
to be wrong, that Is one thing He has a
perfect right to do so But, Mr President,
he goes further. He charges upon the Presi
dent of the United States falsehood, in sub
stance, by saying hi message Is a white
washing report. He charges him with a want
of truth a want of patriotism. What else
can we Infer from his remarks? It was that
which pained m. I was not pained because
tbe honorable Senator differed from the Pres
ident. I knew he differed from the President
on this question. But I was very much
chagrined to hear that Sonator, as I should
be to hear any other Sonator on the flour of
the Senate, question the truth, the Integrity,
and the patriotism of the President, how
ever much he might disagreo In opinion.
I had supposed that this body bad full
faith In the good Intentions of tbe President,
in his integrity and his love of truth. If he
has specially displayed any character In this
struggle, it Is that uncompromising love of
irum, iorekoi country, ana iovo ot union,
which has made htm sacrifice and endanger
all he had during the struggle In the South,
and which ha always characterized him a
a man. It was. not that the honorable Sen
ator questioned the propriety of the policy
recommended by him, but because he made
use of that remark that it was a whitewash
ing message, intended to oorer up some In
famy behind, that, I confess, sir, pained me
exceedingly. And I was none the lex pained
that, after having called his attention to it,
he should rise and say that he has nothing to
modify, nothing to qualify, nothing to re
tract. I have said all perhaps more than I
ought to have said I shall not go into any
discussion of these matters at the present
Mr Sumner I am sorry that I hare given
pain to my honorable friend I certainly
did not Intend to do so. They suggest that
the question ha beon ralied as to tbe policy
of the President I have raised no suoh
question, and haie expressed no opinion tn
regard to it. The Senator from Wisconsin
dwells on that point, and reminds the Son-
ate that tbe policy ot the i-resmeni was not
In question. I knew it was not in question,
and therefore I expressed no opinion on it,
for when I speak In this body I try tn speak
directly to the questkn Ihcro was thon no
question directly before tbe Senate on the
policy of the Preident Had there been I
should hate been ready to meet It, a at the
proper time I shall meet It, fully, frankly
and unequivocally, I trust, as become a
member of this body. The only question
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was In the character of the document read,
and that I characterised compendiously as a
whitewashing document. Then my honora
ble friends rose one after the other, and, like
two lexicographers, proceeded to give a defi
nition of the word whitewash, X do not no
te pt their definition.
I intended so such meaning a either tho
Senator from Connecticut or the Senator
from Wisconsin has attempted to give. I
have no reflection to make on the patriotism
or the truth of the President of the United
State. Neverln public or In private have I
made any such re flection, and I do not begin
now. When I spoke, La poke of a document
that had been read at the desk, and I char
acter! red it as I thought It ooght to he char
acterized. My memory goes back In this
Chamber further than that of many X see
about me. I remember that other seen
when a whitewashing message did come into
this body from Franklin Pierce. We all at
that time called It a whitewashing report,
and I am not aware that any one then on the
other side undertook what my honorable
friends from Wisconsin and from Conneeticnt
hare undertaken here to-day. We all felt
then that Mr. Pierce's message was a white
washing document. I simply undertook to
day, after hearing the document read at the
desk, to characterize It a the patrlotlo party
of 1856 characterized the message ofFranklln
Mr. Dixon. I am glad to hear the dis
claimer now made by the Senator from Mas
sachusetts, although he declared be had no
explanation to make, and nothing to retract.
He now says be did not use the word in tbe
sense in which It is always understood. Very
well. If he think tho word "whitewashing"
a proper term to apply to the message of tho
rresiaeni, ana means notning oy it, i am
content tn allow him to give bis own defini
tion. I had understood the word to mean
what I ha e Indicated, nnd what the common
sense of most men understand by it. But,
a the Senator Is skilled tn lexicography, I
will not object to his applying his own defi
nition to too term, generally considered so
Mr Trumbull rose to ask that this debate
cease. It was not his province to criticise
nor remark upon the expression of opinion
which Senators had thought proper to In
dulge tn, but it did seem to him that a con
troversy had arisen which was not calculated
for the public interest or welfare.
The question was then stated by the Chair
to bo on the motion of Mr. Sherman to print
tho report of Gen. Schura with the other
document. It was carried.
Mr. Wade presented a resolution calling
for the report of Gen. Howard on the condi
tion of the freedmen; which was adopted.
Mr. Cownn rose to withdraw his objection
to Mr. Anthony's resolution, to refer all pa
pers on the subject of representation of
States lately in rebellion to the special com
mittee of fifteen, and the Chair stated that
objection being withdrawn the resolution
might be considered. Bofore tbe question
on the adoption was put;
Tho following resolution was offered by Mr.
Sprague, and agreed to:
ReiohttL The House concurring, that the
Committee on Manufactures of the respective
houses inquire If the tax from the Internal
rerenuo act upon the products of the domes
tic manufactures is greater than the duty,
premium In gold, expenses of exchange and
transportation upon similar products Im
ported, and If thereby the foreign product Is
entered for consumption upon more favorable
terms than the domestic product, to report a
remedy by bill or otherwise.
The Senate then went into Executive ses
sion, and soon after adjourned.
HO.USE OF BEPRESENTATIVES.
Mr. Morrill Introduced a bill to Incorpo
rate the Potomac Navigation and Transport
ation Company of the District of Columbia.
It provides that S. W. lUggi, II. D Cook,
Ii. A. Shlnn, and others, citizens of the Dis
trict of Columbia, be created a body oorpn-
i rate, unuer me aoove tme, witn power to
upon uvuaai ui auuscrjiHiQii in me cuy oi
Washington, after giving thirty days no
ttce in one or more of the daily papers of said
city It provide that tho capital stock of
raid company shall be not less than $300,.
000 nor more than $2,000,000, in shares of
$100 each, and when 1,000 shares of said
stock hare been taken, and 10 per cent, paid
in to some person authorized to receive the
same, tt shall be his duty to call a meeting
ef tho stockholders, after glviog twenty days'
notice in the manner stated above. There
shall be seven directors, four of them resi
dent of the District of Columbia.
The meeting of the stockholder for the
election of director shall be held annually.
The directors shall have power to require
subscriber to pay, at such time and In such
Instalments as they deem proper, the amount
respectively subscribed, if any refuse, the
directors, after notice of the same, cay for
feit said stock, and all previous payments.
It gives said company the power to buy and
hold lands, and construct wharves and docks
and railways Into the Potomao river In front
of Mason's Island, to be built under the su
pervision of the Superintendent of the Coast
Survey Suoh docks, Ac , to be subject to
the municipal authorities of Washington
Mr. Morrill Introduced a bill to provide
for the defence of the northeastern frontier.
It provides that the Secretary of the Treas
ury be required to audit and fix the amount
of ono dollar and twentyfie cents per acre
to the State of Maine for the land assigned
to settlers under the treaty of Washington,
August 9, 1842, and the payment of moneys
due to Malno on account of advances made
to the United States during the war with
Great Britain; and that the Secretary of the
Treasury pay out to the Stato of Malno for
the use of the North American Ballroad
Company an amount of United States bond
equal in amount to the Indebtedness of tho
United States to said State, lhat the bond
shall be of $1, 0U0 each, payable In twenty
years, hearing interest at the rate of six per
cent. Itefcrred the Committee on Fonlgn
Relations and ordered to be printed.
Mr Wilson, from tbe Committee on tho
Judiciary, reported back the Jlouse joint
resolution to amend the Constitution of tho
United States that no tax, duty, or imports
shall be laid, nor shall any appropriation of
money be made by either the United States
or any one of the States thereof for the pur
puce of paying, either in whole or in part,
boy debt, contract, or liability whatsoever
Incurred, made, or suffered by any one or
mora of the States or the people thereof, for
tho purpose of aiding a rebellion against the
Constitution and laws of the United States,
with the following amendment. "That the
above article be proposed to the Legislatures
of the several States a an amendment to the
Constitution of the United States, which,
when ratified by three-fourths of said Legis
latures, shall be valid, to all Intents and pur
poses, a a part of the said Constitution'
Air. iiogers opposed so muon oi me oui a
prohibited any State from paying debts, but
agreed to that part which prohibited the
United States from raying tho rebel debt
The amendment resolution was passed
140 yea to 11 nuys.
Mr Schenck mo. ed tbe House adjourn In
order to attend tho funeral of Mr. Corwln
A greed to