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When "ur lt'|xut tlowd, at midnight, tlm lurotkin
HUM UU tlio million III pUMpoUU Ol* OOllMtlettt.
Cni I'lll. in-1 1 ilt "|i lli' iiimih' .It .1 lull
After mhiiic tMnle mi (Kiint.i nf order, a vote wan roach ?|?*t?if
pcliihiiK motion, ivhn li ?M disagreed to yea*
15, imy* '-"J da follow* :
VK.I- Jltin.1- llrmti Lik, I anwri'ii, < tiamlli-r. Clark, Olliumr,
jhruli'llc. 1-' fh'lfii, I "kH-, Ko-lci, Hiilc, Jl (iit)iii, 11 trl'iii, JuliiHoa 01
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I,. i<l Ui v. S I-.> tian, SI.h M-, Sli.I?*I!, T< "utl'-. Ward, and WrlgM ?|D
Mi MAN 'N moved nil adjournment, which was lost yeas
19, l??y *'
Mr. Wll.SoN moved to post)M>iie the Culm hill and
other |>ri<>r orders, with u view to hike up tim bill tin
the rcor'ank itiou of the cullcctian dint tie t.s ol the United
St.it. s
Mi BltOWN wanted a teat vote on the Cuba hill, and
lie would move to ley it on the table, If the senator from
Massachusetts [Mr. Wilson] would withdraw his motion.
Mr. WU.SON would not withdraw it.
Mr. BROWN moved to lay the motion of Mr. Wimdx
ou the table ; pending which .Mi
JIASt IN said it was manifest the Senate eon Id do
nothing, and lie feared the American people would consider
this a humiliating scene, lie therefore moved to
adjourn ; which was not agreed to?yeaa id, nays 3d.
'Hie question then recurred on Mr. Brown's motion to
lay the hill 011 the table.
Mr. SEWARD desired to speak to that motion.
The CHAllt ruled him out of order.
An appeal was taken, and the question recurring on
the appeal, " Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the :
judgment of the Senate.'" it was agreed to?yous 33,
iwys 3.
Mr. Brown's motion to lay the motion ol Mr. Wilson
to take up the "collection liiil" 011 the table was then
taken, and agreed to?yeas 3d, nnys lti.
Mr. BROWN said he was for the acquisition of Cuba
slid for the bill, lie wanted to advertise to the woild
that we wanted Cuba peaceably it we can, forcibly if we
nuist. The opposition had been carrying 011 11 suit of
guerrilla. war by parliamentary motion ; and us a test
motion, although he should vote against it, lie moved to
lav the t'ulia bill on tlio table; which was not agreed to
yens 19, nnys 31 as follows :
VKAS M<".srs. Hroderk'k. Cuuioron. Clmii'der. t.'li.rk, 0>llnm>r. 1
IVMltUtu, fVssenilvu, foot. Vaster, ttile. Humltii, Hnrliui. Ken iis.)) !
King, rVwaril, Nuitinoin, Triiintxill. Waits, unit Wilom 10.
NAYS Messrs. Allen, Iti.vur.l Henjatnia, Htgler, Hrowo, (liesnut
ri?i. i;ini|.'uiiui, li"iiRlit-. Vitrli, 1 it/.|?tiriek, '.tn-en liwin, Honor!
. .[vorsnn, Jobus.ro .S Arkansas, Johiir-oti ol Ttniiit-**c'-. lain*. Mat ;
lirv Jta on. Pitrw, folk, fiigli. It. ??l, Itiee,tielis-limi. Slikilils. Siniih,
Slejetl. Toonit.-, .oi l Wsril "I
Mr. 8LIDELL said as this was a test vole, he niovrd ;
the Senate adjourn : which was agreed to : and at one
o'clock the Senate adjourned.
SATURDAY, FEBKUARY 211, 18o'J.
The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a letter
fluui the Secretary of War, communicating, in compli
mice with a resolution of the Senate, the re|?>i t of ("apt
J. II. Simpson of the reeoiinohutiiee id the wagon road
routes from Uridine s Pass to City Koeks, in the Territory
of Utah, prepared under instructions of the otlh'er commanding
the military department of litnh ; which was
load and refer led to the Committee on Military Allans.
Also, u letter from the Mayor of the city of Washington,
transmitting a copy of a joint resolution of the ;
city councils protesting against the |Mktuago of the l>ill
now before Congress con erring pddilional privileges on
the JUItirnore and t)hio liailroiul Company ; which was
read and referred to the Committee on the District of
Columbia.
bkcoki* from committers.
Mr. HAMLIN, from the Coimnittce on Commerce, to
which was referred the memorial of Francis Uuttniann,
Te]M>rt'wl a bill for his relief, and asked its present con- 1
siderution ; which was agreed to, and the hill was parsed.
Mr. It AY ALU, from the Committee on the Judiciary,
to which was referred the bill to provide for extending
the laws and the judicial syslcnt of the United .Slates to
the State of Oregon, reported back the same with an
amendment, and u.-ked. .its immediate c nsideration ;
which was agreed to.
The amendment of the committee having been concurred
in, the hill was further amended, on motion of
Mr. Jonrs, go as to make a new division of the judicial
district in the Slate of Iowa. The bill was then read a
third time and passed, and the title was amended by adding
"and for other purposes."
Mr. GUKKN, from the Committee on Tenitoiies, to
which was rcfcircd tho memorial of certain citizens of
Arizona relative to raising volunteer companies ol
ranger* for the protection ol the people of that 'territory,
In the plai of the force now employed there, asked to
lie ditciiurged front it* further consideration, and that it
lie rcfuned t< the Committee on Military Allaire, as it
km n military rather than a territorial question ; which ,
wis agreed to.
Mr. DAVIS, from the Committee on Printing, to which j
wot referred the motion to print the report of the Secre- '
tiry of the Interior, communicating maps of the Pacific
wagon roods, piepared under the direction of the depart- (
merit, rejwrrtcd in favor of piloting the usual number;
which was concurred in.
tiik aoqcimtion or cun.\.
. The hour of 12 o'clock liav ng arrived
The Vlt'K I'UKSIDKNT called lip the unfinished bitsinest
of yesterday, being the hill miking appropriations
to facilitate the a sjuisitioii of Cuba by negotiation.
Mr. lHJNTBR moved t> postpone all prior orders in
order to take up the army appropriation lull.
Mr. 81,1 DELL said it wars proper, before that motion
lionld be put, for him to state that he should make no 1
further attempt to take up the Cuba hill at the present
session, and lie would briefly give his reasons. At tin
early hour yesterday the senator from Ollio (Mr. W on]
obtained tho floor, having previously announced his Intention
to speak to the hill, and then made a motion to j
adjourn ; which, upon a vote by yeas and nays, was nog- ;
Hlived by a decided majority, hut no quorum voting.
He [Mr. S ] then moved that tho Sergeant at-Arms he
directed to request the attendance of absentees.
Mr SKWAltl) rose to a question of order. Aro-rdlng j
to a decision of the Senate last, night, overruling the mi- j
nority, dctiate upon changing the order of business is not
in order, lie would not insist ii(K>n the point of order,
hut desired the Senate and the country to understand
that these rules were made for the oppression of the minority.
Mr. HLIDELL was satisfied Hint lie should Is strictly i
within the rule. After the Hergeont-at-Avuis had Is-on
directed to request the attendance of absent senators, an
appeal wis made to the senator from Ohio and other senfttors
on fruit side, who were known to Ik- prepared to |
"|v*k, to go on then, if they desired to debate the hill,
with the assurance that a quorum would soon he present, I
many senators having left the <)iaini*ir with a declaration
of their intention to return by eight o'clock. The
'ppeal to those senators to proceed was uusiusa'ssful. Hut.
the senator from Maryland [Mr. Kcnnki*v| then addressed
'he S mile ut considerable length on the hill, ami when
lad eoncliahwl, at >ito>111 eight o'clock, a lnigc quorum
**? en-sent
Mr. KKSSKNDEN hero called tit" acnitoi fiotn Loui*i
"0* to order.
The VICK PRESIDENT raid tliu Chaii toi.tahicdtho |
point of order.
Mr KEK8KNDEN natd tie woultl not pre the point of (
oitier ; lie only wanted the m-nator to uiidendnnd ttint
tie wrn going tm hy the indulgence ol the Senate
Mr. 81dl>Eld, iinketl the venal ot I rout Virginia to withdraw
hi* motion, mi that, tliu Onha liill being up, tie
Would liave tile ttoor to make Ilia explanation.
Mr. llllSTKll withdraw hie motion.
Mr. KtilDEliC proceeded. Senator* mi the other *id<", i
"her the c -m limion of tlie apect li ol the senator trom 1
Maryland, when the appeal had la-en made hy liiin to go
"li, and having announced their determination to n|M'ak, j
"hwil obatinately either to Hja-akor to vote, u|m>ii tlie hill,
*twl evidenced a deterinhintioii, hy a aerie" of t'ilalory
wanii-uvre*, to prevent imy tiual action upon it- a do- !
termination which, under the very defective rale* of the I
Senate, It w-iih entirely in their p wer to carry out Tho |
tenator from Mi?*i**ippi, [klr. Hhown,| a htip|iortcr ol the '
I
?De 1
VOL. XIV. NO. m WJ
hill, tlkc-n luuv.'il to lav it ?u the tulilc, .id lining .it the t
name timo lh.it lie should vote agaiiint liU owu motion, i
his object hring to obtain a lent trotc. That \olis result- t
c I in the rrlwal i?f the Semite to lay the hill on the table 1
by h veto of .'to to IH, tlniH rKtahllKhIng n clear majority
of Involve ill favor of the principleuf tin; hill a majority
yy lti< h would not linvo la-en much i hanged if lite Senate t
hail la-i ti fliil, an the absentee* Innl generally |miioil off
I iiiler tln-nu circiiiiiHtoiuvM, lie made a motion (h it the it
Somite iwtjonril. titMil that the hill I Oiihl liol III jneeaej I
to a vote nnlcM by the ftacriHcc of the appropriation hill*, i
ami limn RcuiMlnlinK the c alling of cui extra m-kmoh. < Hi I
consultation ivitll many frii.ni In of till- bill, lie loilinl lb at c
tliei \eii generally cmcuiiul uith him in the oninioii I
tllat it Would Is' iiijudi) ions ugaill hi call it up, uiiinijftl
lug III if the Sense of the Semite hud la-en expressed with
On much distinctness iih if then- hud Inv-ii i lin.il vote on
tlie hill He gsvo notice, however, thnC he should again
prCKUt tliis hill on the very lirat day ot the next munion
of Congress, when, iu uccorduoco with the iides of the
Semite, lie eould cull it tl|i.
Siivend Sknatokh Minted iiow they would have voted
had tliey been present lust night.
Mr. KESSKNDKN thought something ought to be suid
in answer to the remarks of tlie senator from IxntMane.
He did not whth to icply to hut u Mingle intUmition, hut
upon that lit) wished to he distinctly understood. The
senator from IxiilMilflA had stated tlmt the minority refused
obstinately either to speak or to vote U|H<ri the bill.
That senator misipprchcnded the true state of the case,
mid failed to Htute the exact condition of things in relation
to the matter, llu did not want that condition of
tilings to he lout sight of. lie stated it last night, and
should not have deemed it necesssary to state it iigain,
hut for tile remarks of the senator from Louisiana.
Tim important hill for the acquisition of Cuba had not
Is-en under discussion in the Senate, taking the whole of
the time devoted to it together, more than two days,
lie (^Mr. K.) stated last night that there was u considerable
number yet on that side who desired, before the vote
should he taken, to address tin; Senate, and, through the
Senate, the country on that important subject. This
Senate had been in session for twelve consecutive hours,
ii|M>n each ol tlie two days preceding yesterday ; and it
hud been in session when the last speech was closed ten
hours more, yesterday. The choice was then presented to
them, citlur to go and deliver their speeches, after all that
revere labor, during the hours i f the night and into tlie
morning a thing which ought to lie required of no mortal
mail? or to suffer the vole to he taken. Under these circumstances,
they did not choose to submit to the al- \
tentative ; nor did they choose to submit to the prop- !
osition, which he understood was made, to fix u time !
to-day for taking a llnul vote. Under these circum- :
stances, a hill which had parsed tlie House aud could Iktcoiue
a law was brought up here ill antagonism to the
Cuba hill, ami that was debited.
As to the motions made to adjourn, lie desired to remind
the Senate that nearly allot tliem came from the
opisislte side of (lie chamber ; and the same was true in
regard to the calls fot the yeas and nays. Therefore Ids
fiicuds were not to Is- held res|H>nsihlc for all the time
consumed between nine o'clock lust evening mid nearly
one o'clock this morning He desired, however, to t:?in|m
from no responsibility. As lar ns his action was concerned,
he inu determined that the \ ole should not be
takch.
Mr. WADE said he was prepared lust night to make ft
speech, hut he was very much fatigued from having been
here so late tlncc nights in succession, and thought it !
was not reasonable to call upon hiui to go on at that lale I
hour. His colleague, [Mr. I'uau.j who differed from him, i
b id hud his day, at a proper hour, and made a very able j
speech on the subject, which he [Mr. W.) desired to an- '
Kwer ; and ho ?li<l not think that a representative ot a ;
koto reign State ought to lie called upon to express his 1
views on a question of this magnitude at such an unseasonable
hour of the night.
Mr. WILSON stated tlint the senator from louisiaua
[Mr. Slidki.l] came to liitn last evening and Inquired who j
on that side intended to make speeches on the hill. !
He made inquiry In consequence, nnd learned that some j
seven or eight gentlemen had prepared fqreeches with j
some care, and were disposed to go on until a reasonable j
hour last night, and then let the dolmto go on to-day ; i
which lie thought they were justified in expecting. For |
himself, lie had prewired some remarks, not only in reference
to the hill, hut especially on his proposition to
amend it ; hut in view of the lateness of the session, he
was willing to waive his renmiks if it was desired to proceed
with practical measures of legislation.
Mr. DAVIS said he retinal at a late hour host night,
expecting that the debate would continue until the Senate
was weary; that an adjournment would then take place,
and that this morning the debate would lie resumed, when
he would have an oppoitunity to express his views, as
he was desirous of doing, believing that lie could present
arguments in favor of the annexation of Cuba which
.were incontrovertible, ami also expecting to have an opportunity
of recording lib vote in favor of the measure
to-day.
Mr. CLARK stated that lie was prepared last night,
and was now pre,parol to make some remarks on this hill,
hut he would forego tlieui if the chairman of the Committee
on Finance preferred goi lg 011 witli the uppropiia1011
hill.
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confessions wen: in order, and objected to further explanation*.
ARMY Ari'RtllUUATIO.N RILL.
Mr. IIUN run then renewed his motion ; which lutiiig
tig recti to?
The Senate accordingly proceeded to the consideration
of the hill making appropriations for the support of the
army for the year ending the 30th of June, 1SG0.
Mr. DAVIS, from the Committee on Milituy Affairs,
submitted n number of amendments, most of which were
concurred in. An nddition of one hundred thousand dol1
irs was made to the appropriation for ordnance, ordnance
stores, and supplies, Ac , making the amount $250,000.
For the Benicia arsenal, the appropriation was raised from
$.30,000 to $100,000. For repairs, improvements, and
new machinery at the Springfield armory, Mass., $53,010
was added to the bill ; and for similar objects at the llarper's
Ferry armory, $55,000. One hundred thousand
dollars was appropriated for the construction of a military
road from Kurt Denton to Walla Walla. The amendment
increasing the appropriation for the manufacture of arms
at the national armories, from $250,000 to$300,000, was
not agreed to.
Mr. DAVIS also submitted an amendment authorising
the Secretary of War to repay to the State ot Texas the
money advanced by said State for tire payment of six
companies of mounted volunteers, called into service by
Go 11. Pcrsifor F. Smith, from the 1st of November, 1851,
for throe months ; provided that no greater pay or allowances
shall be given tliem than lias been given to similar
troops in the service of the United States.
On this amendment considerable discussion arose, in
which Messrs. Ward, Houston, Tiu'mihim., Kino, Ciiksnit,
and others participated. The senators from Texts
desired to have the appropriation increased so as to rc-iruy !
lo that. State the sum of $181,551 57, for moneys ad- i
valu ed to volunteers called into service from November, ]
1851, to January, 18,58, to protect the frontier of said |
State against hostile Indians.
The amendment of the committee was adopted?yeas
38. nays 11
Mr. DAVIS also, bv direction of the Committee on Mil- j
iiarv Allaiis, moved to amend Hie bill by adding the fol- |
lowing section :
Sve. *. Aifl I' I'fniik > m " >"l flitl I'm tti |Hir|io-c of err
rul4ti|( ?hu resolution M|?prov?Hl Mt) 14, iHilrt, ?*otftiI ! v r**Hol'illou lo
nulhorixo Uiu s urubtry u| WW t?? rwlvn addlMoinl in hu|?
ol' tliu c!ul?M oT Wi* hih! <?ih?'r glub - nl Itn t'nlltil
Sothv for ?U-l?ttr>oni?n4 torvh - *< during Hi I ?u- wmr.' il?
t ?ry Troa-?tir> l>*\ autl lit* n lw*fo . nulliuri^l nnd tliwcM
t.? |?.$\ |.? Miss.i lin-< it-, ? :t .ni> ni'Mtf t hi iii? ii'Ti-?iry n??i uthori?|?pro]?ri
?I?mI, llif ~ im ??l ? 'J7,l"d 4* r i-'itcl Miiil mso
hitlv'i tu lb) iliio tu tiiM Hlitip l>) M IVtnmo, r i f.?rj ??f Wnr,
ill . riM-.rl I 111 1 '1 I iKct |?.r |?*7. mad? ?? Hi" I lot MO of
K<?|?re (.'!itnliv?M oh tin* 27 lb oi !* ? oiwImt , If37. "
Mr. I'ol.K moved t<> amend the Amendment v adding
mi.appropriation <>l #19,000 to repay to Hie Ntnto of Mln
Houii the money* expended liy tuii< 1 Stale in repelling hos
lititieti of the linage Indian* ill 1H.17.
'llio CHAIR decided Hint thoamondnieiit to thcninend
in cut wim not in older, a* it did not. come fioin n eoininittoe.
! i
Mi I'lJtlH raised the i|iicntioii of older, In regard to
llie amendment ol tin? eoniniittoe !i
'I'll* lit All! decided Hint the amendment rvtui in order, i
Mr. IX) IM 1$S n|i;i.'.nlc I froin the deeislon of the Chair ;
mid lifter Mourn debate, the <mention lining taken, Hie de- I
cisiori of the Chair was sustained hv the Senate.
Mi I VKItsoN moved to amend the amendment by i
iwldiie.; at the end, "PrwuM, 'lliat in lieu of jmynicnt in
money, the Kocrutury of the TreHtniry may, at his disc re- I
Basjffm
"LIBERTY, THE UNION. Al
L8HINGT0N CITY, SUND
lull, issue lo Hiiiil Stale lluilud States stock, Injuring .m
iitcrest dI live (hi cent jior itiiii urn, and lodeoiiiablu ut
lie end of ten yi'uin of sooner, al the l>lc.ioilre of tile
'resident." lk
Mr. WILMIN aitcpM tho tmrtxlmcnt. S|,
Tin- amendment to the amendment m agreed to, and kl,
III! IllllUllllllll'Ilt HH nUll'lllled WIW iulll|ll|-l|.
On motion hy Mi DAVIS, several new section* were
ul>U-il to tlit; lull, modifying tin: lobulations 111 regard to |||
ho Military Asylum in the I'inflict of Columbia, which j(
s henceforth to bo called the "Soldiers' Home mill the
M in-lits of Hint institution me extcmleil to invalid 11 ml
hsablnl soldiers, hciiIiiis awl volunteers, of the war of ()r
IS 12 :tiii| nil sulsseijuent mis. All iieusionem are tosur- ^
coder theii is,i'?ioiis during the time they remain there- ^
u and vnluutarily continue to receive its benefit* ; and
he .I. din lion of twenty live cents tier month from the .1.
Miy ol lutfk cojiiiiiittrtioiuvi (/fliiX'i'M, iiititfiiiuus, and pi to
rntex is to be reduced to twelve will a h ill emit* per 1 ^
uoath. All jieisous now In the institution, or who way j
icreufter he admitted, are to he oubjcct to the rules ami
n lieles of war, ami to lie governed thereby in the same
nanner as soldiers in the army. |
Mr. CRTTIUNDEN submitted an amendment author
slug the President to sell the site and improvement* of
.In* Western Military Asylum at llurrodshurg, Kentucky,
it uuctiow lor ?wisl< in hand, provided it will bring $.'(0,- of
J00 ; which was not agreed to. 01
Mr. NK1IAST1AN, from the Committer) on Indian Af- til
"airs, siibniittod un amendment appropriating $1(1,000 to N
lefray the e\|K>iWcs of the recovery ami restoration of pi
wrenteon children, survivors of the massacre of an cod- sli
jrunt train from Arkansas in 1H57 ; wliich wuwagroed to. j tli
Mr. HALE moved to amend tin: bill by adding addi- ol
tional sections reducing the pay of officers of the army,
Is-lng the same hill which had already pissed the Senate, tii
Mr. HUNTER hoped that tliis hill would not l.m en- di
umbered witli that proposition, although it might be
very just in itself; for it would only introduce an additional
subject for disagreement between the two houses, jj,
The uinentlincnt was not agreed to.
Mr. HALE submitted another amendment to repeal 1(]
that section of the army appropriation hill of 1H ">."> j ()|
which provides that there shall Us added to the army <
two regiments of infantry and two regiments of cavalry. ' t|
Mr HUNTER' opposisd the amendment, as ho necessity , tl
hint been id low 11 for this reduction.
Mr. FITZPATIUCK. also opposed the proposition, as ^
this increase in 185j hud been made alter great care.and ;
deliberation. j g;
Mr. HAliE replied that the increase was made on nil j
appropriation bill at the close of the session, and lie pro- j V(
posed to make the reduction in tIn- same manner. ' j
Mr. 1VKRKON said tluit although it had Itcen mode on j
un appropriation bill, it was upon the leeommendutlon
of the President and Secretary of War, and was investi- !
gated by committees of Isjth houses with careful scruti ,|
uy, iustead of U'iug, like tliis aiuenduient, brought iu p
upon tbo heel of an appropriation bill. The regiments of i
cavalry were now spread out in the Indian country ; and j
if they wore disbanded to-day, in less than six months it a
would be neciViary to cull out Die more cx|>ei)Nive voluu i
tecrs.
Mr. DAVIS urged that the increase of the aimy bud p
I ice i? made after careful considcnition. Moreover, the ! ?
amendment would strike off four of the liest. regiments in | jy
tlio army, consisting of picked men and officers. If the ;
army was too large, they ought at least to investigate as 1 n
to how, when, and where, ? reduction could la'st be ! f,
made, and not act in tliis hasty and ill-advised manner ()
He knew there had been charges of favoritism in the till p
ing up of these reginrentR, and some time when there : p
was n less pressure of business he intended to expos i iml p
refute the slanderous imputations wliieh had Is-on east
upon liim in Unit regard. : [.
Mr. 'IIAI.K said In: knew nothing almirt the aspersion*
referred to. ami of courtr could have luul no reference to
that subject in submitting his amendment. He took
these four regiments only us the milk nt |x?iiit where there
seemed to ho a chance for retrenchr.ent.
Tlio amendment was not agreed to?yeas 12, nays 29 ns
follows :
YEAS Messrs. Br'slertrk, Clark, Clay, l*><.little, IStrfc.ie, Hale.
Itanilln, II irlan, Jiihnsou Of Tenui'i.ci1, Jones, I'tiith, mill Tuomlts I'J. J
NAYS?)l?:ri. Iliyunl, It'll, Henjaniln, Ittgler, llrnwn, Cliesnul, |
CrUietiileli, I la v IJ, Knell, Ir'llzpatrlck, Itelcr, tlwin, Hunter, Iver.soii, '
Jotinsnn ..| Arkansas, KruuHjr, , Miliary, raut. Rekt, Mo,
Sbli'lUs, Hltdeil, Smith, Stuart, Wtole, Wilson, Wright, ami Ynloe?29.
Mr. Kri/'l'ATKICK. moved to amend the hill by adding
an appropriation of ten thousand dollars for nil examination
and sui vey of the several 'sites propotiod for
the establishment of a national armory and foundry, a
report thereon to Is- made nt the next Congicss ; hut the
amendment was not agreed to. i
Mr. IVKliSON submitted an amendment that all the !
States which have had or shall have refunded to them by
the United (States moneys expended by such States for ,
military pur|iemc8 during the war of 1812 with (Jreat ^
lhit.ain, nod which liave not already been allowed inter- I n
est upon the moueys so expended, shall now lie allowed '
interest so far as tlicy have themselves [raid or lost mich ; 1
interest, to bo computed by the accounting officers of the i 1
treasury according to the principles applicil in the ra-o 1 ''
of Maryland, according to the civil and diplomatic ap- w
propriatiou bill of March 3, I8."r7. Sir. I. explained that ; a
the aggregate under this bill would be over $1,(100,000, j
to lie divided among the Statrs of South Carolina, Yir- | b
ginia, Delaware, New Yoik, and Pennsylvania, and the j n
city of Haltlmore. In the present condition of the trea- i si
gury, he proposed that these payments sliould he made in j
live per cont. stock instead of money. I C
The ipiestion being taken, the amendment was agreed | v
to?yens 23, nays 15. i "
Mr. DAVIS then moved to amend tho bill l>y adding I
various appropriations for fortifications ; and the amend- h
mcnt was agreed to?y? as 28, nays 12?as follows: o
YKA8?Messrs. Allen, lliynrd, Hell, Benjamin, lllgler, Itrotlorlek, 1'
rtWHMUt, Clark, Hay, Colliunor, Dnvly, Dwolittle, Dougla*, Fosson-ten,
Filch, FHxpntrlrk. Foot, Fwlnr, (?wln, Houston, Kninixly, I.'tno, o
M.tllory, Simmons, Smith, Wilson, Wright, ami Yulco?28. ji
NAYS Messrs. Crittenden, H tie, Hamlin, Harlan, Iluntor, .Johnson
of 'lVtim-ssrc .Jones, Folk, 1'iigh, lfeid, Shields, and Stuart?12.
Mr. HALK submitted an amendment that from and
after the 1st day of January next tho military pence establishment
of the United States shall Ire composed of
fifteen regiments ; which was not agreed to. f
Some other amendments of minor importance having'
been adopted, the trill was read a third time and jrosscd ?
yeas 24, nays 111 as follows : '
YKAS Mr'-srs. Allen, Ibiynrd, IMI, Benjamin, Itlgler, Brndorlek,
llrnwn, Clicsnul, irnvls, IbMiglrut, Kilrli, >Hx|rulrli:k, liwlli, tinnier,
Iversnn, Kennedy, l.ine, Mullorj*, SelmslUn, Smith, Stuart, Ward,
Wrlytrl ninl Vnlee 24. I1
NAYS \les-r-. I.'l.irk, Clsjr,Oillsmrr, I'oollttle, t'eWMtdon, Kent, j,
fnsler, lisle, Hnnilln, Harlan, Johtisun ol Tenn<?sec, Jones, folk,
Pngli, BdJ, nud Simmons?18.
Mr. (iltEKN gave notice that he shotild call up the a
trill f?rr the organisation of Aris rna Territory on Monday j,
morning. ?
Mr. FOOT asked the Senate to take up the House bill
for the relief trf William Kith ; which was agreed to, and y
the hill was considered and passed.
Mr. SHIF.UDS moved to take up the House lrill to run, j,
ntark, and establish the western boundary of tire State of y
Minnesota ; which was agreed to ; and tho bill was < oil- 1
sidcrcd ami passer I.
On motion, the Senate adjourned. ,1
? II
IIOUSK OF RIII'RKHKNTATI V KS.
Mr. (IHKKNW(H)l), of Arkansas, from the committee ?
of conference on tin- disagreeing votes ot the two biruses ''
dii flD 1)111 unking si|>|?'<>|>riai'<>ns mr ui?' current imu i
contingent expense* dI tlx- Iii'liitu de|Mtrtiiiont, mid for j "
fulfilling Imilt stipulation* with tin1 vnrlous liulimi trll>es 1 ''
during tin- year ending Juno 30, iHtiO, after a full and
free conference, submitted u re|s>rt Unit the House recede w
from its disagreement to sundry amendment* of the Senute,
some of them ?ith amendment*, and others without rl
amendments, aii'l tlmt the Senate recede from sundry of v
its Amen Imonts . which report was agreed to. '
MILITARY HI.SI.HVATIONS. ( f|
Mr K.Vl'LKNKK, of Virginin, fiom the Committee on tl
Military Affairs, to wlnan was referred the resolution of w
tin' Houne iliro tine tliem to impiire whether >>r not, fur t<
tiier legislation was necessan lor the protection of mili n
laiy reservations ami (>thci public property, with lettvn
to report )>t any time, reported a tall to protei t the tint- j h
Is'i growing ?i|??ii lands nt the Ig nited StHl> s reserved f)>i | tl
military ami other purposes. I tl
iThis hill piovhles for the imposition of a lin?- not ex I n
reeding $300, ami Impiismiiinmt not ciMtdltlg twelve n
months, upon any jierson convicted of cutting mother- r<
wise destroying timber upon huids of the Iioiled States ri
reserve) 1 for military and other purposes. | a
Mr. M'AHIinrUNU, of Illinois, demanded the pievionx
1 Mention. d
'I'hc previous ipiestion Ixdng seconded, under the o|?e- v
ration thereof the hill paused. C
ijUm 1
*D THE CONSTITUTION.?
AY, FEBRUARY 27, 185
COkFLMlfUHi TEHTIMMT.
Mr. Ml lihACK, of Indiana, front tliu rele t committee
pointed to ifltwligiito I lie conduct aid occouulo of I lit
le Huiwrlulciidout of Public Printing, oulxnitiol ii ;
ecihl report to tho effect that Peter 8. l)ural, of the j
ly if Philadelphia, lute of tlif firm of 1'. S. PuVal Mid :
uitpoiiy, hod lieon examined some linlc slilce before |
at committee, and testified among oilier tilings to tlit 1
MtrUftioii in 185t> of tlio ImtikK of fiuval and Company,
noil having evci employed agent* or other* to procure '
>rk for Ii ilia from the government, unit having cvvi paid
ly |?'iceiitiuu or hmiu to any olio for giving him work .
having procured it for him, in which testimony lie wan |
inledly i iiiitradifli.il try a Milwuipient production of the |
n>ka and lllo testimony of Kicdcrfck Hourgiii, hi* late
irtucr, end Horatio 0. llowuid, lute book-keeper for |
t linn ; accom pained by a resolution directing the cose ,
lie certified to the United State* District Attorney for j
e District of f'olnnibia, for such action in the premises i
tlio clrciursrtniiees, in Ida opinion, require. He dc- 1
auded the previous ipieKtiou.
Tiie ipiuidioti being secouded, the resolution win j
lopted.
nit: roar onrnrc Ai'moi-uiatios mix.
Mr. I'HKLPH, of Missouri, eidled up tint consideration '
th: Post Office appropriation hill, the 'I u^Uuji,Joying
i tlio motion that the vote be reoonsiifeniTnywnich
ie House agreed to tlio amendment of Mr. Dkamtu, of
ortli Carolina, providing that the suins heretofore np opriatrd
for tho erection of jioet office iiuilding* which
lall remain in tho treasury unexjieiided at the close of
io present liscul year are hereby re-appropriated to Hie
ijeets to which they are now applicable by law.
Mr. lUtANCH, of North Carolina, moved that tho nioiiii
to reconsider lie laid on the table ; which motion
id not prevail.
Tho motion to reconsider was then agreed to.
Mr. PilKIJ'S, of Missouri, demanded the previous queson,
on ordering the iniiiii question ; pending which?
Mr. VANCE, of North Carolina, having withdrawn Ids
lotion to reconsider the vote by which the amendment
T Mr. Beaut, of Missouri, was rejected?
Mr. ISfiAlll appealed to his col long no to yield tlx; floor,
t.it In' Might oflH.hts ailicndiliclit In relation to the Itutrflekl
continct.
Mr. PHKLPH declined to yield. A vote had been taen
upou it.
The previous question being sustained ayes 81, ma's
9 ihu main question was ordered yeas 110, nays 01.
The amendment of Mr. Hbaxcii was tlnn agreed to
eun 116, nays 82 ; and the bill passed?yeas 108, nays
04.
Howiric.vnox oi tiie taiuit.
Mr. I'll Kid's, of Missouri, stated he was instructed by
lie Committee of Ways and Means to report a bill relang
to the tariff'
Several Memdkbh objected.
Mr. PHELPK then moved to sus|>ci>d the rules, to enblc
hint to rc|>ort a bill reinstating .the rates of duty imoned
by the taritr of lhfti.
Mr. CltAWFORD, of tieorgia, imputed whether the
oniiuittee of Ways and Means had authorized the chairlaiu
to make a report. 'Hie Committee of Ways and
leans had agreed to no tariff hill.
[The liill provides that the opcrationsof the IIrut, second,
nd third sections of the tariff of 1857 shall be suspended
tr the term of three years, from and after the 3d day
f .'une, 18311, and no longer. And that from and after
he r,t day of June next, the rates of duty under the
irifl" of lxiii shall lie levied and collected, (recording to
he provisions of the hist named act, for the term of three
curs and no longer; also, that all goods, wares, and merhnndisc
in the stores on the 1st day of July next shall
e subjected, on entry thereof, to the duties proscribed l?y
his net ]
Mr. I'llEIJ'S also stated that he was instructed to reort
a resolution authorising him to re]>ort a hill for the
iodilic.rtiou of the tariff, Mr. Monuiu. to report a tublitutc
providing for a loan uml a modification of the
iriff, a*d any other member of tiro <x>mtuiligeto offer
mendirvnts, and also authorising the chairman-by move
i tlieifotlse ft suspension of flic rules in order to fntrotice
the foregoing measures.
Mr. CRAWFORD said the resolution which the Clerk
adjust read stated the fact that the committee had not
greed to make a report to the House of the tariff bill,
ml contended that they could not report nine tariff bills
rom that committee.
The SPEAKER stated that the proposition was to snsend
the rules to report, from the Committee of Ways
tid .Means only the hill that had been rc|xirted.
Mr. BURNETT, of Kentucky, imputed whether Mr.
'lUxrs proposed, If the rules should bis susponded, to perlit
a vote to Ik; taken on the bill of the gentleman froin
'errnont, on which n motion to suspend the rules was
ejected the other day.
Mr. l'HELPS replied that he moved to suspend the
ales to enable liim to report the bill which had been
cad, and which would have to be considered in Commit:, (
( the Whole on the state of the Unioii, where lie
ould have no consent to give for the introduction of
.... i.,,..,
Mr. MILKS, of South Carolina, here objected to deate,
and several memliem who attempted to speak were
ot permitted to proceed. Ah noon as order hud been rehired?
Mr. LETCHER, of Virginia, said he understood the
'oiniuittee of Way* and Means agreed that the resolution
rhich hud been rend should form part of their report
pou his motion, having objected action in committee.
The SPEAKER stated the gentleman from Missouri
ad not submitted the resolution for action at all. The
nly motion he had made was that the rules be eusended.
Mr. LETCHER then raised a question of order that the
unmittee never had authorised the chairman to report
liat hill.
Mr. MARSHALL, of Kentucky, thought the resoluion
did authorize the gentleman from Mi-souri to report
is bill.
The SPEAKER said that when a gentleman roso in his
laee and stated lie was instructed to submit a proposiion,
the. Chair could not hut assume that lie was authored
to submit it, unless the contrary was made to apear.
Mr. CRAWFORD. The resolution shows (he contrniy.
Sir. WASHIHJRN, of Maine, inquired whether, in
ise the rules should Is: suspended, and the hill lie roorlod,
the Chair would decide it to lie out of order to
mend that hill.
The SPEAKER replied that the motion of the gcntloiiui
from Missouri would not supcrscdo the necessity of
insidcriug the hill in Committee of the Whole. When
1 committee, all amendment* gentlemen saw lit to otfer
-ere In order.
Mr. LETCHKR. Tills hill contains no appropriation,
fhy should it go to the Committee of the Whole ?
The SPEAKER replied that the rules required nil hills
nposing a tax should be considered in Committee of the
/hole.
Mr. LETCHER. Well; that rule might be stwpcnded
Mr. BURNETT said there was an issue of fact made by
ic gentlemen who composed the Committee of Ways and
leans.
Mr. LETCHKR, (Interrupting,! stateil he made no issue
f fact at all. but relied upon the resolution adopti^Wy
le committee
Mr. BURNETT, (resuming,) contended that the Com
lit,tee of Ways and Means had no right to make a j>arat
report, and the only way in which this fact could lie
eciiletl was by the journal of the committee, which
ould show what report they were nuthoiized to make.
Mr. THEI.CS then iiiodittcd his million to suspend the
ties so as to make the report from the Committee of
fays and Means in puinuance of the resolution which
ad tied! adopted
Mr HI HNPIT raised a IKiint of order that the Com
litteeot Way* and M??m luul no tight. ttiidev Hip inhiof
1c Hciiw, by a system of I ok rolling, or (strike out flint
ord. i.'you don't like it) by a ay*torn of combination,
i authorize their < baiiimii) to make a report comprising
inr hi I In
Mi KKIjSEY, of New Yoflt, said this prec be cpioetinn
ml la-en decided liy the M|w?k?r upon the application of
te delegate front Minnesota for his -eat. There were
tree distinct reports from tlm Committee of fclec tlooe,
either of which had n majority, Imt there ??? mi agree??nt
hy which the neveral uti notifies could make their
port*. He luitl initcle the precise point of order now
lined, and the Chair had overruled it, when he took an
ppeal, whic h was laid on the taltle
The Rl'KAk KK fin response to the point of order) deciec|
that the propo*ition submitted was to suspend the
cry nilc'Kto whic h the gentleman referred preventing the
ouimittev of Way* and Man* trout doing that whicii he
Union.
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9. TWO CENTS. !:E
1 ?> ? (
I said could not !? done under the rul<> If the House, by i< Iti
1 a two-thirds vote, nboul.1 suspend the rules, the t'liuii uf^,'
thought the pni|N*>Hloii of the gentli-nuui tioiii Miss niri n,?,
would lie ill (iidf-r. .lm|
Mi HI UNI- I went behind l! e tub ui the House, 11
iiihI made the .uklilhin.il jmiut that there wus no re|N?it "'J1"
I here nolle whatever. uro?
.Mr. PtlELI^, of Missouri, mild he was merely the or J
gaii of the Committee of Wnys and Meant in nmking the J*j*'
report.
Mr. BURN KIT said he understood tlmt turn
The XPRAKKU overruled the (mint of order on the
ground that the niotion of ttie gentleman from Missouri ,
contemplated a nu?|K'iiaion of all the i idea, which might klii*,
prevent their submitting the report.
The propriety of making the report wax further dim us
sed hy Messrs. Mtfft'lo mt South Carolina, I'lOJ.l". o( ^
Mi-suiiri, Mmoiui.i. of Kentucky, lit HMirr of Kentucky, l""'
t'liAiin: of North Carolina, Ki nkil of I'eunsylvania,
lattvuei, of Viiginiu ; when, finally, a disposition Ising """
indicated ky several gentlemen to have the question rta- I'"'
ted lA11
The SPEAKFU said the pro|K)?itioii of the gentleman r'^'1
from Missouri ivaa to suspend the rul.-a no as to enable nliiin
to preaent from the Committee of Ways and Means i l??in
the kill tluit was nqiorted.
Mr. PHELPS, of Mlsaonrl, (Interrupting.) The report 1
in conformity with the resolution- ? muti
The SI'KAKKIt. The Chair understands what lie is
doing. [Laughter.] The proposition of the gentleman
from Missouri was to Kiix|>eiid the rules so us to enable una
him to re|Hirt from the Committee of Ways and Means 'I'11"
the hill which had been reported ; also, to allow the gen- It
tleinan from Vermont |Mr. MoMIi.i.] to re|sirt n xulixti- ndl
tute therefor providing for a hum and a niodilicntion of pari
the taritV, and that any other member of the committee the
might have the op|s>rtnnity to offer itniendinoilts, all of | >
which amendments, under this motion to sux|ieiiil the wui
rules, would, with the hill, have to be referred to the rear
Committee of the Whole on the stuto of the I'uiou for
consideration there.
Mr. CLAY, of Kentucky, asked to lie excused from *voting
on the pro|sisition oil the ground that he could wet
not understand it, when objection was made to the rem!- *'IC
iog of the bills that were to be ottered as amendments. ty81
Mr. HOUKTUN, of Alabama, thought that wus a very ^'ol
gooil rl'asotl. Jur
i i'llM i|uostioll being put, it was decided iu the nega- L
live. So Mr. Ct.Af was riot eJcttsed. ?f 1
The question recurring on the motion of Mr. Plir.f,iw ?*o
I that the rules lie sus|K iidcd, it wus htken and decided in Am
' the negative?yeas 128, nays 88?two thirds not voting f?"
i in favor thereof as follows : '
i YK.V4 M' sirs. Abbott, Aiirslii. Aid. AiMerum, Andrews, Arnold, ?'1}
Itirr. 11 nil-n. BinyliHm, Hirbop, Itliiir, Bliss, Howie, Brayiou, lluf l,r"
Ituliin, Burlm*smi'. Cnss, Car aintogb, cliAlt.'O, Chapman, KiraCnrk, fen
Horn. " K. Clark, Clawson, t'liirk It. CWIir.ino, CutC.x, Coming, CUvods
| Cm cm, Curtis, | avis iS Maryland, IMvts m Massachusetts, ISivis .
; of town, Dhws, IKmii, INuk, Dliiuuick, IKhIiJ, Hurlo", kdir, tarns- '
i v.nrlli Kenton Florcnee. Foley. Foster, Itiddinir*. (.lilts, Oilman, $2t
Gtlmcr.GoocU, G<hm]wilt, Granger, Grover, Grow, HUI ol M;?-su<Iiu SiM
Hett?, Harlan, HirrU, Ilatch. Hickman, Hoard, Horton, Howard,
H<iy|or, Jewell, JoBCd of Pennsylvania, Kelm, Kellogg. Kolsey, Kil
gore, Knapp, Kuukcl of P.nn-ylvania, Ijuidy, lx-'Uly, Ix-itcr, lA>vt*Joy, ,
Muddy, Mar-hail of Kentucky, Mason, "Matte .son, Maynard, Mont '
gomery. Morrill, Morris of PcuihvI vniiln, Mor*<5 ol' Maine, Morse ol the
New York, Murray, Ofiu, Palmer, Parker, Hettit, Piielps of Mis coil
souri, Phelps of Mi.uu.tola, Phillips, Pike, J'otter, Poiile, Purvl . ,
mice. Ready, Rellly, Rieaud, Ritchie, Hobhins, Roberts, lloyco, Rnsell,
Miertnaii of Ohio, Sherman ol Now Vork, :lrlcle.?, St uilon, Stewart j tor
of Maryland, Stewart of Pennsylvania, Tapp.ui, Thayer, Thompson, J etn
Tompkins, Underwood, Wade, Wa I bridge, Waldrou, Walton, Ward, j J
Washlnirnof Wisconsin, Washburn# of II)iuo|.-, Washhnru of Maine, j \
WhiU'^v. Wilson. Wood, Woiiemtylce, ond Zol icofl r TJK. rt'(1
. NAYrS^-?Messrs. Atkin*, Avery, ilarkadolo, Botoek, Don ham, Boyre, J to
j Mrnudl, Bryan, Burnett, Caskie, Johu B. Clark, Clay, Cobb, John j
Cochrane, Cockeriil, CVimue, J. Craig, Burton Craige, Ciawford,Curry,
Ihividson, Davis of Indium, Davis of Mississippi, Dovvdell, Kdmund ! (
j Hon, Kiiioit, KuglUli, Kiutis, Faulkner, G.irnett, Gartrcl), Green
1 wood, Gregg, G roes beck. Hall of Ohio, Haskin, Hawkins, Hill, j 1,11
Hodges, Hr>( kin?, Houston. Huglwv, Jackson, Jenkins, Jones of Ten ! the
; nuance, Keitt, Lamar, Letcher, McKlhben, McQueen, McRie, Marshall j J^t
i of lllfnot*, Miles, Millson, Moore, Morris of Il'.iiois, Mott, NJblaek, m_
j Nichols, Pendleton, Peyton, Powell, Reagan, Rufllo, Snndidgc, S.-vnge, I r
I Scales, Scott, Seward, Shaw of Illinois, Shaw of North Carolina, Short
. er, Singleton, Smith of Illinois, Smith of Tonne.-soo, Smith of \ :r- Ktft
| gitda, Spinner, Siallworth, Stepht lis, Stevenson, Ta.hot, Taylor of t '
Loui-iittm, Yallandighain, Vance, Walking, Window, WuOiImni,
j Wright of Georgia, nnd Wright of Tennessee?88.
in
ULNKHAL Ai'PRO PRIATION BILL. ^
Mr. PHELPS, of Missouri, from the Committee of '
Way* and Means, reported bock the bill making appro- | r?
priatioiiH for the legislative, executive, and judicial np- | y
propriation bill, with the amendments of the Senate
thereto ; and the bill and amendment* were referred to di-c
the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, j l,,u)
and ordered to be printed. |
TERRITORIAL MW1XIV8. '
Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia, asked leave to introduce j
a resolution setting apart, specially, Monday next for the ,
consideration of territorial business, and giving the prof- |
ercnce on that day to the bills now in Committee of the |
Whole on the state of the Union, rather than those in j
Committee of the Whole House, of a local character in | P
Territories now organised. j oati
Messrs. PHELPS, of Missouri, COBB, of Alabama, and
otheis, objected. j
Mr. GROW, of Pennsylvania, hoped one day would be |
set apart. j y(M.
Mr. STEPHENS then moved that the rules be 8U8- : ami
pendod ; which motion was not agreed to. liigi
The SPEAKER then laid before the House a message
from the l'residentof the United States, returning, with his "h.
objections, the hill of the House of Representatives donating
public lands to the several States which inny pro- ^
vide colleges for the benefit of agricultural and mechanic inn
arts ; which will he found at length in another portion ' '?
of this paper. Ml"
The SPEAKER (after the message had been read) propounded
the question, "Will the House, upon reconsid- whl
cration, pass the bill f"
Mr. MORRILL, of Vermont, moved that the message
Ik' printed. He did not think it proper that a measure wh<
of so much importance should p'iss without a word of
comment. The me inure had not lieen introduced as a i?Kl
[rnrty measure, and hail received the sanction of men on dim
all sides of the House, and had I men pressed here
by petitions and resolutions of the legislatures from
thirteen States; and yet the party which the President
represented as peculiarly the patrons of ngrictilture, ^
the farmer, and the tux-payer, cut down this measure, ooty
thu only one pro(?osc<l, perhaps, for their especial lienoiit.
In his judgment, the President had committed, *
if not a crime, at least a blunder. The President objected y
to the measure ts-oanse he wanted to keep the Stato and ?
general government entirely separate. This measure by no T7
means eomhined thu Stab: and national governments, hut X?
left the whole matter to the control of the several States to
manage the business as they sec tit. The constitution
gave Congress unrestricted and unlimited power to dispose
of all public lands. The President said that did
not give them the power to give them away. He contended
that this provision did give to Congress the power
to dis|M>se of them in any way not prohibited by the constitution,
and this bill did not propose to give them away,
but ciqiccially demanded n proper consideration, and that
consideration wis that the several States should es- !
tablish these agricultural colleges. By the passage *
of this hill there was no question hut that
the lands of the whole country would lie advancod
in value lifty-fold more than what would ^
lie subtracted from the treasury l?y this donation. Here- ' y
loforc lands had lieen granted to Teriitories and new ?
; States for the establishment of schools, and this measure I
was but in pursuance of this same policy. They hsdsur- 1.
rendered all swamp lands in the seveml States : and if
they could grant lands for the promotion of health, could ^
they not grant them for the promotion of the moral health V
j of the people f 'Hie FrvMidcnt ha<l cxerdtHtl toe higher ?
law over that of Congress, mmI they had nothing else to C
do hut to appeal to that higher law which overruled JL
the President. He withdrew the motion to print, and }'?*'
demanded the prorftons question. Vmi
The previous question Indng seconded "???
'Ihe SPEAK EH ntnted the question to t>ef Will the *
House, upon reconsideration, paw* the I all'' and Iwing ?-i
put, it wo* decided in the negative yeas |0.r>, nays Itt> J| ^
two-third* not voting in hivor thereof us required by the iur*
?constitution mm follows :
YKAH-- M( ^rr- Ahhoft, Admin. Andrew*, \rnold, IVuineti, Ring- --- ,
ham. Hi-hop. Blair. Bowie, Brayiou, IhifTlnton, Murhngnmo. rhnffVr. I *
Clark ??f Connecticut, Clurk of New York, Ch?*M<>ti, Colfax, ?owlna, ?Corning,
Crngiti. Curtt*. I?hvIh of"Maryland. ItorU of JSasanchusctU,
Hnvk (h Iowa, IH-mii, link, I>?dd, folk', Kara*wnrtb, Fo.-tor, ?'
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HtN'K iM.tMl M 11,IT A HI It KHSA V ATION.
lr. PURVIANcK, of lYnnnylvaiilu, n*kftd leave to in
luce a resolution to the cflivt Mint whereas the Rock
rid military rcae-i valiou, cntimuted to be worth two
Joint of dollar*, butt boon acixevl by poraotis claiming
emption rights, nmi the t kiniiniitntoirer of the General
ti Office lifts decitiet! in favor of thene pre emption
its: therefore, Ik? it
.'olrrtl, That the S?MT**lary of the Interior l?o authorise! toap
I thru- as uomitiM-mm-rs to iuveetigNle .?ut rcfitirt b> llio
(Jnugrtni the eharaeter ami clnimi ufnrMiild ; 111# VaIiw nf lb?
i<t, and it- *it*|>taMlity to niiltury |nir|MM4*?, and whether in ttoeir
i*?m it .-temid h? '?mrit*??ed or *1*a?d*H*?d aa anew, and wtuftwi any
io iiillueii?'4r has boon re-or tod to for the )mr|a?*e id *?*-urtng th*?
d, toge ther with the ii.nne.-t of tlte purlin* c<w??rnod, b?r whlcii
Hi'O the roimiii-nenrr- have full power to annct fnr in'rnnw and
'r*, and administer oaths to witnesses, and ex*r?'l>? ?U the hwrtat
powers ueoossary to a full and complete disehnrge of all thw
s of said i-oiiiniilte* .
lr. HOUSTON, of Alnbamn, nuggi-Ktctl tlmt. m tho
itiiry rt'N-rviition \vnn under the charge of the War DoLnient,
lie idiouhi innert the " Soerctnry of War" for
"fieendnry of the Interior."
Ir. WASHHUHNK, of Illinois. Imped the aiiggea!i >n
dd he concurred in ; hut olijeetion being marie, the
dutioii Wiut withdrawn.
RATAL atthothiation bill.
>n motion of Mr. l'llKUCS, of Mibttouri, the Houee
it into Committee of the Whole on the ntate of the
Union, (Mr. Joxkb, of Tennesaee, in the <'halr,) and
lined the consideration of the tiill making appropriaik
for the naval servico for the lineal year ending
io 30. IS?0.
'onsidi'ruble diacUHaion ensued, and a largo number
kinendiucnt-s were ottered, some of which were adoptothers
re)ectc<l, and others still ruled out of order,
long the amend incuts of im[>ortance adopted was the
owing :
ty Mr. Siikbman, of Ohio : That all in relation tonwvyds
be stricken out, and a paragraph inserted appro
iting for the pieservution of works and for the curt
repairs at the several navy-yards : At Portsmouth,
H., #10,000 ; lloston, #15,000 ; New York, <#0,000 ;
im<lui[JUiii, f , MnBiiiugu;ii, >iw,uvw , ^wiroi?,
1,000 ; Potuweola, $20,000 ; Mure Island, $1,000 ; and
Rett's Harbor, $1,000.
CONSULAR AI'I'ROMtlATlON DILL.
motion of Mr. 1'HKLI'S, of Missouri, the bill wis
n laid nside to be reported to tiro House, and the
umittuc proceeded to the consideration of theauiendiiIk
of the Senate to the bill making appropriation*
the consular and diplomatiu expenses of the govnnont
for tiie year ending June JO, lt>60.
some of the nmcndinentH of the Senate were concurI
in ; others rejected'; when the bill wan luid aside
bo reported to the House.
TIIK OK.NKHAI. AITTIOI'DIATION BII.L AGAIN.
Jn motion of Mr. PHELPS, of Missouri, the <omit
ec then proceeded to consider tiie amendments of
: Senate to the liill making appropriations for the legisive,
executive, and judicial expenses of the go veinrit
for the year ending June 30, lotiO.
Die pension hill was also taken up at a subsequent
ge of the proceedings.
I'lie amendments of the Senate thereto were acted
; when the committee rose, and the House couourred
its action on all these bills, (with the exception of
it making appropriations for the navy.)
1'iie House, at 0 o'clock, adjourned.
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