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to the Senate with amendments; which was therein named, be, and the same is hereby, reagreed to-geas 24, nays 19.
pealed; and the salaries and compensation of The bill was accordingly reported to the Senate. all said officers and clerks of every name and
Mr. MERRIMON moved to amend Mr. GORDON's description shall be and remain as fixed by the amendment by striking out the words "that the laws in force at the time of the passage of the salary of the President of the United States shall act the provisions of which are hereby repealed : be $25,000 per annum after the 3d day of March, Provided, That this repeal, so far as it relates to 1877," so that it would read:
the salary of the President, shall not take effect Provided further, That the apppropriations until the 4th day of March, 1877, on and after made for the expenses of the Presidential Man- which date said repeal, as to the salary of said sion shall be, for each of the years 1873, 1874, officer, shall have full force and effect, and as to 1875, and 1876, less than the average amount so all other officers from and after the taking effect appropriated for each of the four years preced- of this act: And provided further, That this reing the 4th of March, 1873, by the sum of $25,000. peal shall not relate to or affect the salaries of
Mr. MERRIMON's amendment to Mr. GORDON's the chief and other justices of the Supreme Court amendment was rejected.
of the United States, as now established by law. Mr. ROBERTSON moved to strike out all after And to substitute in lieu thereof the following: "1877" in Mr. GORDON's amendment, so that it That so much of the act of March 3, 1873, en. would read :
titled "An act making appropriations for the Provided further, That the salary of the Presi- legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of dent of the United States shall be $25,000 per the Government for the year ending June 30, annum after the 3d of March, 1877.
1874," as provides for the increase of the comMr. ROBERTSON's motion was agreed to geas pensation of public officers and employees, 47, nays, 9, not voting 16:
whether members of Congress, Delegates, or YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Anthony, Bayard, others, (except the President of the United States Boutwell, Buckingham, Cameron, Carpenter, and the justices of the Supreme Court,) be, and Chandler, Clayton, Conkling, Conover, Crozier, the same is hereby, repealed; and the salaries, Edmunds, FENTON, Ferry of Michigan, Flanagan, compensation, and allowances of all of said perFrelinghuysen, Gilbert, Hamilton of Maryland, sons (except as aforesaid) shall be as fixed by Hamlin, Hitchcock, Howe, Ingalls, Lewis, Logan, the laws in force at the time of the passage of McCreery, Mitchell, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of said act: Provided, That mileage shall not be Vermont, Morton, Oglesby, J. J. Patterson, allowed for the first session of the Forty-Third Pratt, Ramsey, Robertson, Sargent, Saulsbury, Congress; that all moneys appropriated as comSCHURZ, Scott, Sherman, Spencer, Stevenson, pensation to the members of the Forty-Second Stockton, Wadleigh, West, Windom, Wright—47. Congress, in excess of mileage and allowances
Nays—Messrs. Bogy, Brownlow, Davis, Gold- fixed by law at the commencement of said Conthwaite, Gordon, Merrimon, Norwood, Sprague, gress, and which shall not have been drawn by TIPTON—9.
the members of said Congress respectively, or Mr. GORDON's amendment as amended, viz: which, having been drawn, have been returned
Provided further, That the salary of the Presi-l in any form to the United States, are hereby dent of the United States shall be $25,000 per covered into the Treasury of the United States, annum after the 3d day of March, 1877, and are declared to be the moneys of the United
Was then rejected-yeas 18, nays 38, not vot- States absolutely, the same as if they had never ing 16:
| been appropriated as aforesaid. YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Bogy, Clayton, Davis, Mr. CONKLING's amendment was agreed to Dennis, FENTON, Goldthwaite, Gordon, Hamilton yeas 37, nays 15, not voting 20, as follows: of Maryland, Kelly, McCreery, Norwood, Oglesby, [ YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Anthony, Boreman, Saulsbury, SCHURZ, Stevenson, TIPTON, Wadleigh Boutwell, Buckingham, Cameron, Carpenter, -18.
Chandler, Conkling, Conover, Crozier, Edmunds, Nays-Messrs. Anthony, Bayard, Boreman, Ferry of Michigan, Frelinghuysen, Hitchcock, Boutwell, Brownlow, Buckingham, Cameron, Howe, Ingalls, Logan, McCreery, Merrimon, Carpenter, Chandler, Conkling, Conover, Crozier, Mitchell, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Edmunds, Ferry of Michigan, Flanagan, Fre- Morton, Oglesby, J.J. Patterson, Pratt, Ramsey, linghuysen, Hamlin, Hitchcock, Howe, Ingalls, Robertson, Sargent, Scott, Sherman, Stockton, Logan, Merrimon, Mitchell, Morrill of Maine, Wadleigh, West, Windom, Wright-37. Morrill of Vermont, Morton, J. J. Patterson, 1 Nays-Messrs. Bogy, Brownlow, Clayton, Pratt, Ramsey, Robertson, Sargent, Scott, Sher: FENTON, Flanagan, Gilbert, Goldthwaite, Gordon, man, Spencer, Stockton, West, Windom, Wright- Hamilton of Maryland, Kelly, Lewis, Norwood,
SCHURZ, Sprague, TIPTON~-15. The question being upon the amendment of ABSENT—Messrs. Alcorn, Ames, Bayard, Coopthe committee as amended in the Senaten er, Cragin, Davis, Dennis, Dorsey, Ferry of Con.
Mr. CONKLING moyed to strike out all of the inecticut, HAMILTON of Texas, Hamlin, Johnston, amendment of the Committeo of the Whole, viz: Jones, Ransom, Saulsbury, Spencer, Stevenson,
That so much of the act of March 3, 1873, en-Stewart, SUMNER, Thurman-20. titled “An act making appropriations for the The question recurring upon substituting the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of amendment of the committeo as amended for the the Government for the year ending June 30, House bill1874,” as provides for the increase of the salaries Mr. EDMUNDS moved to amend the amendment of the President, Vice President, members of which had just been agreed to by adding the Congress, and Delegates, and all other officers following words :
And the reduetion of salaries of Senators and viz: to strike out the first, second, and third seo members of Congress and Delegates, herein pro- tions of the House bill, as follows: vided for, shall take effect as of the 4th day of That from and after the passage of this act the March, 1873; and the accounting officers of the compensation of Senators, Representatives, and Treasury shall compute the sum accordingly, and Delegates shall be at the rate of $5,000 per anshall make ratable monthly deductions from said num, payable monthly, and in addition thereto salaries at the rate necessary to effectuate this the mileage and other allowances allowed by provision within nine months next hereafter. llaw prior to the passage of the act of March 3,
Mr. EDMUNDS' amendment was rejected-yeas | 1873, in going to and returning from the seat of 8, nays 36.
Government once in each session, to be certified Mr. HAMILTON of Maryland offered the follow-in writing by each: Provided, That mileage shall ing amendment, to come in at the end of the first not be allowed or paid to Senators, Representar section of the bill:
tives, and Delegates for the first session of the Provided, That from and after the 4th day of Forty-Third Congress. March, 1877, the compensation of the President Sec. 2. That the compensation of the Speaker of the United States shall be the same as that of the House of Representatives shall be at the provided by law before the passage of the act rate of $2,000, in addition to his pay as Repre aforesaid of March 3, 1873, entitled “An act sentative, amounting in all to $8,000; and that making appropriations for the legislative, exeou- of the Vice President shall be the same amount; tive, and judicial expenses of the Government with the same allowance for travelling expenses for the year ending June 30, 1874.”
as herein before provided. Which was rejected-yeas 16, nays 43; not SEC. 3. That all laws and parts of laws incon voting 13.
sistent with the provisions of this act are hereby YEAs-Messrs. Bogy, Clayton, Cooper, Davis, repealed. FENTON, Gordon, Hamilton of Maryland, Kelly, And to insert the following: McCreery, Norwood, Oglesby, Saulsbury, SCHURZ, That so much of the act of March 3, 1873, 6D. Stevenson, TIPTON, and Wadleigh-16.
titled "An act making appropriations for the Nays--Messrs. Allison, Anthony, Bayard, Bore- legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of man, Boutwell, Brownlow, Buckingham, Car- the Government for the year ending June 30, penter, Chandler, Conkling, Conover, Crozier, 1874," as provides for the increase of the compenDorsey, Edmunds, Ferry of Michigan, Flanagan, sation of public officers and employees, whether Frelinghuysen, Gilbert, Goldthwaite, Hamlin, members of Congress, Delegates, or others, (exHitchcock, Howe, Ingalls, Lewis, Logan, Mercept the President of the United States and the rimon, Mitchell, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of justices of the Supreme Court,) be, and the same Vermont, Morton, J.J. Patterson, Pratt, Ram | is hereby, repealed; and the salaries, compensa sey, Robertson, Sargent, Scott, Sherman, Spen tion and allowances of all of said persons, ex cer, Sprague, Stockton, West, Windom, and cept as aforesaid,) shall be as fixed by the laws Wright–43.
in force at the time of the passage of said act: Mr. ANTHONY moved to amend by inserting Provided, That mileage shall not be allowed for the following:
the first session of the Forty-Third Congress, Provided, That the provisions of this act shall that all moneys appropriated as compensation not be construed to reduce the salaries now pro- to the members of the Forty-Second Congress in vided by law for the Vice-President of the United excess of the mileage and allowances fixed by States, for the Secretaries of State, of the Treas- law at the commencement of said Congress, and ury, of War, of the Navy, of the Interior, and which shall not have been drawn by the memof the Attorney General and Postmaster Gene-bers of said Congress respectively, or which, ral, or of any of the employees of the Senate or having been drawn, have been returned in any of the House of Representatives ; or of any of form to the United States, are hereby covered the officers named in the third section of the act into the Treasury of the United States, and are approved March 3, 1873, entitled "An act mak- declared to be the moneys of the United States ing appropriations for the legislative, executive, absolutely, the same as if they had never been and judicial expenses of the Government for the appropriated as aforesaid, year ending June 30, 1874, and for other pur- "Was then agreed to.
Mr. CONKLING moved to strike out the fourth Mr. Davis raised the point of order that Mr. section of the House bill, as follows: ANTHONY's amendment was inconsistent with SEC. 4. That the Secretary of the Treasury is that of Mr. CONKLING, which had been adopted required to cover into the Treasury all sums that by the Senate, but subsequently withdrew it. may remain undrawn or which have been re
Mr. ANTHONY's amendment was rejected. ceived as increased compensation under the pro
The question being upon the amended amend- visions of said act approved March 3, 1873, and ment of the committee to the House bill which shall have or may come into his posses
Mr. NORWOOD moved to amend by adding to sion by the return thereof. the committee amendment as amended the fol Agreed to. lowing:
The amendment made by the Senate was on SEC. -- That the act approved January 31, dered to be engrossed, and the bill-read a third 1873, repealing the franking privilege be and time. the same is hereby repealed.
The bill then passed—yeas 50, nays 8, not The amendment to the amendment was reject. voting 14: ed-yeas 19, nays 35.
YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Anthony, Bayard, The amendment of the committee as amended, Bogy, Boreman, Boutwell, Buckingham, Cam
eron, Carpenter, Chandler, Clayton, Conkling, sons, Pelham, Pendleton, Perry, Phelps, Pierce, Crozier, Davis, Dorsey, Edmunds, FENTON, Ferry T. C. Platt, Poland, Potter, Pratt, Purinad, of Michigan, Frelinghuysen, Goldthwaite, Ham- Rainey, Rapier, Rawls, Read, J. B. Rice, Richilton of Maryland, Hamlin, Hitchcock, Howe, mond, Robbins, E. H. Roberts, J. W. Robinson, Ingalls, Logan, McCreery, Merrimon, Mitchell, Ross, Rusk, Sawyer, H. B. Sayler, M. Sayler, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Morton, J. G. Schumaker, Scofield, I. W. Scudder, Sener, Oglesby, J.J. Patterson, Pratt, Ramsey, Robert Sessions, Sheats, Sheldon, I. R. Sherwood, L. D. son, Sargent, Saulsbury, SCHURZ, Scott, Sherman, Shoemaker, Small, Smart, A. H. Smith, H. B. Spencer, Stevenson, Stockton, SUMNER, Wadleigh, Smith, J. A. Smith, J. Q. Smith, W. A. Smith, West, Windom, Wright-50.
Southard, Sprague, Stanard, Stark weather, Stone, Nays-Messrs. Brownlow, Conover, Flanagan, Strait, Strawbridge, Swann, Thornburgh, W. Gordon, Lewis, Norwood, Sprague, Tipton-8. Townsend, Tyner, Vance, Waldron, Wallace,
ABSENT— Messrs. Alcorn, Ames, Cooper, Cragin, Walls, J. D. Ward, M. L. Ward, Wells, Wheeler, Dennis, Ferry of Connecticut, Gilbert, HAMILTON Whitehead, WHITEHOUSE, Whitthorne, Wilber, of Texas, Johnston, Jones, Kelly, Ransom, Stew- C. W. Willard, G. Willard, C. G. Williams, J. M. art, Thurman-14.
S. Williams, W. B. Williams, Willie, E. K. Wil
son, J. Wilson, Wolfe, Wood, Woodford, WoodIN HOUSE.
worth, J. D. Young, P. M. B. Young—225.
Nays-Messrs. Ålbert, Averill, Barry, Clymer, January 13-Mr. HURLBUT moved that the Cox, Crossland, Hays, Hynes, Kelley, Kendall, House proceed to the consideration of business | Lamison, Morey, Negley, J. H. Platt, Randall, on the Speaker's table, in order to take up and Shanks, Sloss, Standeford, Storm, Stowell, Todd, act on the amendment of the Senate to the salary Waddell, White, Whiteley, Williams of Indiana bill. Agreed to.
-25. The Senate amendment was read, as follows: Not VOTING—Messrs. Adams, Barrere, F. See above.]
Clarke, Creamer, Crocker, Darrell, Duell, Eld Mr. Hale of Maine called the previous ques-redge, Freeman, J. T. Harris, Hooper, Jewett, tion.
Kellogg, Lamar, Lofland, Lowndes, Maynard, Mr. BUTLER of Massachusetts desired to offer McJunkin, McLean, Phillips, Pike, Pansier, an amendment; but Mr. HALE of Maine declined Ray, W. Ř. Roberts, J. C. Robinson, H. J. Scudto permit it.
der, G. L. Smith, Snyder, Speer, A. H. Stephens, Mr. Dawes desired to offer an amendment; St. John, Sypher, Taylor, C. R. Thomas, Trebut Mr. Hale of Maine declined to allow him. main, J. M. Wilson-36.
The call for the previous question was seconded Mr. BUTLER of Massachusetts moved to reand the main question ordered--yeas 126, nays consider. 57.
Mr. HALE of Maine moved to reconsider the Mr. Hays moved that the House adjourn. vote by which the Senate amendment was conDisagreed to-yeas 12, nays not counted. curred in ; and also to lay the motion to recon
The House concurred in the Senate amend. sider on the table. ment-yeas 225, nays 25, not voting 36:
The SPEAKER recognized Mr. HALE. Yeas-Messrs. Albright, Archer, Arthur, Ashe, And the motion to reconsider was laid on the Atkins, BANNING, Barber, Barnum, Bass, J. B. table. Beck, Begole, H. P. Bell, Berry, Biery, Bland, January 22—A message was received from the Blount, Bowen, Bradley, Bright, BROMBERG, PRESIDENT announcing that he had approved Brown, Buckner, Buffinton, Bundy, Burchard, and signed an act (H. R. No. 793) repealing Burleigh, Burrows, B. F. Butler, R. R. Butler, the increase of salaries of members of Congress Cain, J. H. Caldwell, Cannon, Cason, Cessna, A., and other officers. Clark, J. B. Clark, Clayton, Clements, C. L. Cobb, S. A. Cobb, Coburn, Comingo, Conger, Cook, Cor
Statement of Compensation and Mile. win, Cotton, Crittenden, Crooke, Crounse, Crutchfield, Curtis, Danford, A. M. Davis, Dawes, De Witt,
age drawn by U. S. Senators under Dobbins, Donnan, Dunnell, Durham, Eames,
the various Compensation Acts. Eden, Elliott, Farwell, Field, Fort, C. Foster, Mr. Gorham, Secretary of the Senate, prepared, Frye, Garfield, Giddings, Glover, Gooch, Gunckel, under date of January 3, 1874, a statement, in E. Hale, R. S Hale, Hamilton, Hancock, Harmer, answer to a resolution of the Senate, covering B. W. Harris, H. R. Harris, Harrison, Hatcher, these points : Hathorn, Havens, J. B. Hawley, J. R. Hawley,
1.- The several rates of compensation fixed by vaG. W. Hazelton, J. W. Hazelton, Hendee, Here.
rious laws, and the cases in which the same ford, Herndon, Hersey, E. R. Hoar, G. F. Hoar, Holman, Hoskins, Houghton, Howe, Hubbell,
were retroactive, and for what length of time. Hunter, Hunton, Hurlbut, Hyde, Kasson, Kil 1. By the act of September 22, 1789, the comlinger, Knapp, Lamport, Lansing, Lawrence, pensation of Senators and Representatives in Lawson, Leach, Lewis, Loughridge, Lowe, Lut-Congress was fixed at six dollars a day, and trell, J. R. Lynch, Mugee, Marshall, Martin, Mc- thirty cents a mile for traveling to and from the Crary, A. S. McDill, J. W. McDill, MacDougall, seat of Government. This rate was to continue McKee, McNalta, Mellish, Merriam, Milliken, until March 4, 1795. The same act fixed the Mills, Mitchell, Monroe, W. S. Moore, Morrison, compensation from March 4, 1795, to March 4, L. Myers, Neal, Nesmith, W. E. Niblack, Niles, 1796, (at which last-nained date, by its terms, it Nunn, O'Brien, U'Neill, Orr, Orth, Packard, expired,) at seven dollars a day, and thirty-five Packer, Page, H. W. Parker, I. C. Parker, Par- cents a mile for travel. This act was retroactíve, extending back six months and eighteen | William Maclay, $585; Robert Morris, $430 50; days, namely, to March 4, 1789.
William Paterson, $514 50; George Read, $195 ; 2. The act of March 10, 1796, fixed the com. Caleb Strong, $575 50; Philip Schuyler, $571 50; pensation at six dollars a day, and thirty cents Paine Wingate, $616 50. a mile for travel. (This act extended back over ACT OF 1816.—The records contain no showsix days only.)
ing as to the amount paid to Senators under the 3. The act of March 19, 1816, fixed the compen- retroactive provision of the act of March 19, sation at $1,500 a year, “instead of the daily 1816. The following, taken from the books, compensation," and left the mileage unchanged. shows the amount of compensation paid to each This act was retroactive, extending back one Senator for the entire Congress, exclusive of year and fifteen days, namely, to March 4, 1815. | mileage: (This act was repealed by the act of February 6, Messrs. Eli P. Ashmun, $920; James Barbour, 1817, but it was expressly declared that no for- $2,850; William T. Barry, $2,080; William W. mer act was thereby revived.)
Bibb, $2,070; James Brown, $2,980; George W. 4. The act of January 22, 1818, fixed the com Campbell, $2,950; Dudley Chace, $3,000 ; John pensation at eight dollars a day, and forty cents Condit, $2,980; David Daggett, $3,000; Samuel ä mile for travel. This act was retroactive, W. Dana, $2,640; Elegius Fromentin, $3,000 ; extending back fifty-three days, namely, to the John Gaillard, President, $6,000; Robert H. assembling of Congress, December 1, 1817. Goldsborough, $2,840; Christopher Gore, $1,940;
5. The act of August 16, 1856, fixed the com Alexander Contee Hanson, $530; Martin D. pensation at $3,000 a year, and left the mileage Hardin. $900; Robert G. Harper, $1,450; Outerunchanged. This act was retroactive, extending bridge Horsey, $3 000; Jeremiah B. Howell, back one year, five months, and twelve days, 83,000; William Hunter, $2,930; Rufus King, namely, to March 4, 1855.
$2,660; Abner Lacock, $3,000 ; Nathaniel Ma6. The act of July 28, 1866, fixed the compen-con, $2,946 ; Jeremiah Mason of New Hampsation at $5,000 a year, and twenty cents a mile shire, $2,680; Armistead T. Mason of Virginia, for travel, (not to affect mileage accounts already $2,360 ; Jeremiah Morrow. $3,000; James Noble, accrued.) This act was retroactive, extending $920; Jonathan Roberts, $3,000; Benjamin back one year, four months, and twenty-four Ruggles, $3,000; Nathan Sanford, $2,720; Wildays, namely, to March 4, 1865. .
liam Smith, $540; Montfort Stokes, $810; Charles 7. The act of March 3, 1873, fixed the compen- Tait, $3,000; Isham Talbot, $2,730; John Tay. sation at $7,500 a year, and actual traveling ex- lor of South Carolina, $1,990; Waller Taylor of penses ; the mileage already paid for the Forty - Indiana, $920; Thomas W. Thompson, $2,850; Second Congress to be deducted from the pay Isaac Tichenor, $3,000; George M. Troup, $830; of those who had received it. This act was James Turner, $2,060; Joseph B. Varnum, retroactive, extending back two years, namely, $3,000; William H. Wells, $2,610; John Wilto March 4, 1871,
liams, $3,000 ; James J. Wilson, $3,000. Note.Stationery was allowed to Senators ACT OF 1818..Under the retroactive proviand Representatives without any special limit sion of the act of January 22, 1818, the followuntil March 3, 1868, when the amount for sta-ing named Senators drew the amounts for comtionery and newspapers for each Senator and pensation and mileage opposite their respective Member was limited to $125 a session. This was names : changed by a subsequent act, taking effect July
Messrs. Eli P. Ashmun, $668; James Barbour, 1. 1869. to $125 a year. The act of 1873 abol- | $520; James Burril, $772; George W. Campished all allowance for stationery and news- bell, $1,008; John J. Crittenden, $1,007 20: papers.
David Daggett, $690 40; Samuel W. Dana,
$283 20 ; Mahlon Dickerson, $628 80; John W. II.- Names of Senators who drew pay under the Eppes. $584: James Fisk, 8848: Elegius Fro. retroactive provisions of the several laws,
mentin, $1,393 60; John Gaillard, $880; Robamounts drawn, and dates of same.
ert H. Goldsborough, 483 20; Outerbridge ACT OF 1789.—The records of my office do not Horsey, $485 60; William Hunter, $543 20; furnish the exact information desired under this Henry Johnson, $1,273 60; Rufus King, $627 head concerning the First Congress, the compen 20; Abner Lacock, $649 60; Walter Leake, sation of which was fixed by act of September $1,384; Nathaniel Macon, $600; David L. Mor22, 1789. It appears, however, that the account ril, 8876; Jeremiah Morrow, $776 ; James Noble, of each Senator was made up, and that each re- $918 40; Harrison Gray Otis, $792 80; Jonathan ceived the amount allowed by law. The follow- Roberts, $564 80; Benjamin Ruggles, $688; ing is a copy from the record :
Nathan Sanford, $616; William Smith, $774 40; January 19, 1790.-That there is due to the Montfort Stokes, $745 60; Clement Storer, Senators of the United States for attendance in $875 20; Charles Tait, $952; Isham Talbot, Congress the present session, to the 31st day of $872; Waller Taylor, $1,080; Isaac Tichenor, March inclusive, and expenses of travel to Con- $784; George M. Troup, $952; - Van Dyke, gress, as allowed by law, as follows, to wit: $380 80; Thomas H.' Williams of Mississippi,
Messrs. Richard Basset, $496 50: Pierce But- $1,433 60; John Williams of Tennessee, $861 ler, $796; Charles Carroll, $186 ; Tristram Dal- 60 ; James J. Wilson, $568. ton, $612: Oliver Ellsworth, $546 50; Jonathan ACT OF 1856.—Under the retroactive proviElmer, $414; William Few, $833 50; Johnsion of the act of August 16, 1856, the followHenry, $596 50; Benjamin Hawkins, $615; ing named Sonators drew the amounts opposite William S. Johnson. $541; Samuel Johnson, their respective names : $5:1; Ritus King, $522; John Langdon, $618;1 Messrs. Stephen Adams, $2,243 77; Philip Al