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Mr. Ela moved to add at the end of section thington C. Smith, William Smyth, Starkweather,

Stokes, Stone, Stoughton, Strickland, Tanner, Taylor, one the following:

Townsend, Trimble. Twichell, Van Auken, Wheeler, WilAnd provided further, That any railroad now kinson, Eugene M. Wilson95. authorized or which hereafter may be author- Mr. Lawrence further moved to amend by ized to be built by competent State or national adding the following: authority, whose line of road does or shall inter- And the United States shall have the right, at sect the line of the said Northern Pacific Railroad all times, to take possession of and own the road Company, shall have the right of way to the ex- of said company, and all its appurtenances, on tent of two hundred feet in width, with necessary paying the actual and legitimate cost thereof, grounds for depot purposes, over and across the exclusive of the value of the lands granted to lands of such company, now or heretofore granted said company and the proceeds thereof. to said Northern Pacific Railroad Company by Which was disagreed to-yeas 52, nays 115, as act of Congress, free of any charge whatever.

follow : Which was disagreed to-yeas 69, nays 112, YEAS-Messrs. Ambler, Arnell, Asper, Beatty, James as follow:

Brooks, Buffinton, Burchard, Cessna, Sidney Clarke, YEAs—Messrs. Ambler, Arnell, Asper, Beatty, Beck, Dyer, Ela, Farnsworth, Finkelnburg, Haldeman, Haw

Coburn, Cook, Cox, Crebs, Cullom, Dickinson, Duval, Bird, James Broolcs, Buftinton, Burchard, Cessna, Sidley, Hay, Heflin, Holman, Ingersoll, Knott, Lawrence, ney Clarke, Cleveland, Amasa Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Cox, Lewis, Marshall, McGrew, McNeely, Éliakim H. Moore, Crebs, Cullom, Dickinson, Donley, Duval, Dyer, Ela,

William Moore, Morphis, Orth, Packard. Packer, Potter, Eldridge, Farnsworth, Finkelnburg, Griswold, Haight, Randall, Reeves, Rice, Sargent, Shanks, William J. Smith, Haldemun, Ilawkins, Hawley, Hay, Heflin, Holman, In: Stiles, Tyner, Van Wyck, Williams, Winans, Witcher, gersoll, Judd, Kerr, Knott, Lawrence, Lewis, Marshall,

Woodwurd--52. McCrary, McGrew, McKee, McNeely, Jesse H. Moore,

NAYS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Archer, Armstrong, AtWilliam Moore, Morgan, Orth, Packard, Potter, Randall

, wood, Artell, Ayer, Bailey, Barnum, Barry, Beck, BenReeves, Rice, Sargent, Shanks, John A. Smith, William nett, Benton, Biggs, Bingham, Bird, Blair, Booker, J. Smith. Stevens, Stevenson, Stiles, Tyner, Upson, Van Bowen, Boyd, George M. Brooks, Buckley, Burdett, Wyck, Williams, John T. Wilson, Winans, Witcher, Benjamin F. Butler, Roderick R. Butler, Cake, Callin, Woodward-69. Nars-Messrs. Allison,. Ames, Archer, Armstrong, Covude, Cowles, Davis, Dawes, Dixon, Dockery, Donley,

Churchill, Clevelund, Clinton L. Cobb, Conger, Conner, Atwood, Axtell, Ayer, Bailey, Banks, Barnum, Barry, Dox, Ferriss, Ferry, Fitch, Garfield, Getz, Hale, llamill, Bennett, Benton, Bingham, Blair, Boles, Booker, Bow- Hamilton, Ilarris, Hays, 'Hoar, Hooper, Hotchkiss, en, Boyd. George M. Brooks, Buckley, Burdett, Rod- Johnson, Kelley, Kellogg, Kelsey, Kerr, Ketcham, erick R. Butler, Cake, Cillin, Churchill, William T. Knapp, Laflin, Lash, Logan, Lynch, Maynard, McCarClark, Clinton L. Cobb, Conger, Conner, Covode, Cowles, thy, McKee, McKenzie, Mercur, Daniel J. Morrell, Samuel Dawes,

Degener, Dixon, Dockery, Dox, Ferriss, Ferry, P. Morrill, Morrissey, Myers, Negley, Newsham, O'Neill, Fitch, Fox, Garfield, Getz, Hale, Hamill, Hamilton, Har- Paine, Peck, Perce, Phelps, Poland, Pomeroy, Prosser, ris, Hays, Hoar, Hooper, Hotchkiss, Johnson, Kelley. Roots, Sawyer, Schenck, Schumaker, Lionel A. Sheldon, Kellogg, Kelsey, Ketcham, Knapp, Laflin, Lash, LO- Porter Sheldon, Sherrod, Shober, John A. Smith, Joseph gan, Lynch, Mayham, Maynard, McCarthy, McKenzie, S. Smith, Worthington C.'Smith,' William Smyth, StarkMercur, Daniel J. Morrill, Morrissey, Myers, Negley, weather, Stokes, Stome, Stoughton, Strickland, Strong, Newsham, Packer, Peck, Perce, Peters, Phelps, Poland, Taffe, Tanner, Taylor, Townsend, Trimble, Twichell, Pomeroy, Prosser, Roots, Sawyer, Schenck, Schumaker, Upson, Van Aulen, Voorhees, Ward, William B. WashLionel Å. Sheldon, Porter Sheldon, Sherrod, Shober, burn, Wheeler, Wilkinson, Eugene M. Wilson—115. Joseph S. Smith, Worthington C. Smith, William Smyth, Starkweather, Stokes, Stone, Stoughton, Strickland,

Mr. Coburn moved to insert after the word Strong, Swann, Taffe, Tanner, Taylor, Tillman, Town: "point,” in line sixteen, these words: "not exWilliam B. Washburn, Wheeler, Whitmore, Wilkinson, terminus," so as to provide that the branch shall send, Trimble, Twichell, Van, Auken Voorhees Ward, ceeding three handred miles east of the western Eugene M. Wilson-112.

Mr. Lawrence moved to insert the following not be over three hundred miles in length. additional section:

Which was disagreed to-yeas 68, nays 99, as

follow: SEC. —. That said railroad company shall make

Yeas–Messrs. Allison, Ambler, Arnell, Asper, Beatty, reports annually, or oftener, if required by the Bingham, Bird, James Brooks, Buffinton, Cessna, SidSecretary of the Interior, of its condition and ney Clarke, Cleveland, Amasa Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Cox, transactions, and containing all such information Crebs Callom, Dickinson, Donley, Duval, Dyer, Ela as said Secretary may require, and in such form Huldeman, Hawley, Vay, Heflin, Holman, Ingersoll, and verified in such manner as he may require. Jud!, Knott, Lawrence, Lewis, Marshall, McCrary, Mc

Which was disagreed to-yeas 62, nays 95, as Grew, McNeely, Mercur, William Moore, Morgan, Orth, follow:

Packard, Packer, Paine, Potter, Randall, Reeves, Rice,

Ridgway, Sargent, Shanks, John A. Smith, William J. YEAs—Messrs. Ambler, Archer, Asper, Beatty, Beck, Smith, Stevenson, Stiles: Tyner, Upson, Van Wyck, Bird, James Brooks, Buffinton, Burchard, Cessna, Sidney Voorhees, Ward, Williams, Winans, Witcher-68. Clarke, Amasa Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Cox, Crebs, Cullom, Nays-Messrs. Ames, Archer, Armstrong, Axtell, Ayer, Dickinson, vonley, Duval, Dyer, Farnsworth, Finkeln- Bailey, Barnum, Barry, Bennett, Benton, Blair, Booker, burg, Getz, Halileman, Jawley, May, Heflin, Holmun, Bowen, Boyd, George M. Brooks, Buckley, Burdett, Kerr, Knott, Lawrence, Lewis, Marshall, McGrew, McNeely, Roderick R. Butler, Cake, Calkin, Churchill, William Mercur, Jesse II. Moore, William Moore, Morgan, Orth, T. Clark, Clinton L. Cobb, Conger, Conner, Covode, Packard. Packer, Potter, Randall, Reeves, Rice, Ridgway, Dawes, Degener, Dixon, Dox, Ferriss, Ferry, Fitch, Rogers, Sargent, Shanks, Stevenson, Stiles, Tyner, Van Fox, Garfield, Getz, Hamill, Harris, Hays, Hoar, Ilooper, Wyck, Voorhees, Ward, Williams, John T. Wilson, Winans, Hotchkiss, Johnson, Kelley, Kelsey, Ketcham, Knapp, Witcher, Woodward-62.

Laflin, Lash, Logan, Lynch, Maynard, McCarthy, MCNAys-Messrs. Allison, Armstrong, Atwood, Axtell, Kee, M:Kenzie, Morphis, Daniel J. Morrell, Morrissey, Ayer, Bailey, Barnum, Barry, Bennett, Benton, Bing Myers, Negley, Newsham, O'Neill, Peck, Perce, Peters, năm, Blair, Booker, Bowen, Boyd, George M. Brooks, Phelps, Poland, Pomeroy, Rogers, Roots, Sawyer, Buckley, Burdett. Benjamin F. Butler, Roderick R. Schenck, Schumuker, Lionel A. Sheldon, Porter ShelButler, Cake, Callin, Churchill, William T. Clark, Con- don, Sherrod, Shober, Joseph S. Smith, Worthington C. ger, Conner, Covode, Cowles, Degener, Dixon, Dockery, Smith, William Smyth, Starkweather, Stokes, Stone, Dox, Ferriss, Ferry, Fitch, Fox, Garfield, Ilale, Hamil| Stoughton, Swann, Taffe, Tanner, Taylor, Tillman, ton, Harris, Ilays, lloar, Hooper, Ilotchkiss, Johnson, Townsend, Trimble, Twichell, Van Auken, William B. Kelley, Kellogg, 'Kelsey, Ketcham, Knapp, Laflin, Washburn, Wheeler, Whitmore, Wilkinson, Eugene A. Lash, Logan, Lynch, Mayham, Maynard, McCarthy, Wilson, Woodward—99. McKee, McKenzie, Morphis, Daniel J. Morrell, Morrissey, Mr. Coburn further moved to amend, by strikMyers, Negley, Newsham, O'Neill, Paine, Peck, Peters, ing out the words, “and to secure the same by Porter Sheldon, Sherrod, Shober, Joseph S. Smith, Wor? mortgage on its property and rights of property

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of all kinds and descriptions, real, personal, and YEAs-Messrs. Allison, Ambler, Arnell, Asper, Beatty mixed, including its franchise as a corporation;" Cobb, Cook, Cowles, 'Cox, Crebs, Cullom, Dawes, Degen

Buffinton, Burchard, Cessna, Sidney Clarke, Amasa and inserting these words : "and to secure the er, Dickinson, Donley, Duval, Dyer, Ela. Eldridge, Finksame by mortgage on its tracks, depots, rolling elnburg, Garfield, Haldemon, Hamilton, Ilawkins, Ilawstock, and other personal property alone."

ley, Hay, Heflin, Holman, Ingersoll, Johnson. Judd,

Knott, Lawrence, Lewis, McCrary, McGrew, McNeely, Which was disagreed to-yeas 59, nays 107, as Mercur, Eliakim 'II, Moore, William Moore, Newsham, follow:

Orth, Packard, Packer, Paine, Pomeroy, Potter, RanYeas-Messrs. Ambler, Arnell, Asper, Beatty, Bird, liam J. Smith, Stevens, Stevenson, Stiles, Streng, Ty

dall, Reeves, Rice, Sargent, Shanks, John A. Smith, Wile Buffinton, Burchard, Cessna, Sidney Clarke, Cleveland, ner, Upson, Van Wyck, Ward, William B. Washburn, Amasa Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Crebs, Cullom, Dickinson, Williams, John T. Wilson, Winans, Witcher, WoodDuval, Ela, Eldridge, Farnsworth, Finkelnburg Gris

ward-72. wold, Haight, Haldeman, Hawley, Hay, Heflin, Holman, Ingersoll, Judd, Kerr, Knott, Lawrence, Lewis, Mar- Banks, Barnum, Barry, Bennett, Bird, Blair, Booker,

Nays-Messrs. Ames, Armstrong, Axtell, Ayer, Bailey, shall, McCrary, McGrew, McNeely, Jesse H. Moore, Bowen, Boyd, George M. Brooks, Buckley, Roderick William Moore, Morgan, Orth, Packard, Packer, Randall, Reeves, Rice, Sargent, Shanks, William J. Smith, Cleveland, Clinton L. Cobb, Conger, Conner, Covode,

R. Butler, Cake, Calkin, Churchill, William T. Clark, Stevenson, Stiles, Tyner, Úpson, Van Wyck, Voorhees, Dixon, Dox, Ferriss, Ferry, Fitch, Fox, Getz, Haight, Williams, Winans, witcher-59. Nays-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Archer, Armstrong, ley, Kellogg, Kelsey, Kerr, Ketcham, Knapp, Laflin,

llamill, Ilarris, Hays, Hoge, Hooper, Ilotchkiss, KelAtwood, Axtell, Ayer, Bailey, Barnum, Barry, Bennett, Låsh, Logan, Lynch, Mayham, Maynard, McCarthy, Benton, Bingham, Blair, Booker, Bowen, Boyd, Buckley, Burdett, Roderick R. Butler, Cake, Calkin, Church- / McKee, Morphis, Daniel J. Morrell, Morrissey, Myers, ill, William 'T. Clark, Conger, Conner, Covode, Cowles, Prosser, Roots, Sawyer, Schenck, Schumaker, Lionel A.

Negley, O'Neill, Peck, Perce, Peters, Phelps, Poland, Dawes, Degener, Dixon, Dockery, Dox, Ferriss, Ferry, Sheldon, Porter Sheldon, Sherrod, Shober, Joseph S. Fitch,' Fox, Garfield, Getz, Hale, Hamill, Hamilton, Smith, Worthington C. Smith, William Smyth, StarkHarris, Hays, Hoar, Hooper, Hotchkiss, Johnson, Kel- weather, Stokes, Stone, Stoughton, Strickland, Taffe, ley, Kellogg, Kelsey, Ketcham, Knapp, Laflin, Lash, Tanner, Taylor, Tillman, Townsend, Trimble, Twichell, Logan, Lynch, Maynard, McCarthy, McKee, McKenzie, Mercur, Daniel J. Morrell, Morrissey, Myers, Negley, M. Wilson--94.

Van Auken, Wheeler, Whitmore, Wilkinson, Eugene Newsham, O'Neill, Paine, Peck, Peters, Phelps, Poland, Pomeroy, Prosser, Roots, Sawyer, Schenck, Schumaker, Lionel A. Sheldon, Porter Sheldon, Sherrod, John A.

The bill then passed both Houses as above. Smith, Joseph S. Smith, Worthington C. Smith, William Smyth, Starkweather, Stokes, Stone, Stoughton, Strick

IN HOUSE land, Swann, Taffe, Tanner, Taylor, Tillman, Townsend, Trimble, Twichell, Van Auken, Ward, William B. Wash

1870, March 21.-Mr. Holman submitted the burn, Wheeler, Whitmore, Wilkinson, Eugene M. Wilson, Woodward-107.

following resolution, which was unanimously Mr. Williams moved to add to the 1st section agreed to: the following:

Resolved, That in the judgment of this House And be it further provided, That the grants of the policy of granting subsidies in public lands lands herein stipulated to said company are made to railroad and other corporations ought to be upon

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express condition that the Congress of discontinued; and that every consideration of the United States reserves the right to regulate public policy and equal justice to the whole peoand limit the rates of freight and fare of passen- ple requires that the public lands of the United gers on said road, whenever, in the opinion of States should be held for the exclusive purpose Congress, the same shall become necessary to of securing homesteads to actual settlers under protect commerce among the several States. the homestead and pre-emption laws, subject to

Which was disagreed to-yeas 72, nays 94, as reasonable appropriations of such lands for the follow:

purposes of education.

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THE RESTORATION OF VIRGINIA, MISSISSIPPI, AND TEXAS. AN ACT to admit the State of Virginia to Ropro- | take or resume his seat, or any officer of said sentation in the Congress of the United States. State shall enter upon the duties of his office, he

Whereas the people of Virginia have framed shall take and subscribe and file in the office of and adopted a constitution of State government the secretary of state of Virginia, for permawhich is republican; and whereas the Legislature nent preservation, an oath in the form followof Virginia elected under said constitution have ing: “I,

do solemnly swear that I ratified the XIV th and XVth amendments to the have never taken an oath as a member of ConConstitution of the United States; and whereas gress, or as an officer of the United States, or as the performance of these several acts in good a member of any State legislature, or as an exfaith was a condition precedent to the representa-ecutive or judicial officer of any State, to sup: tion of the State in Congress: Therefore, port the Constitution of the United States, and

Be it enacted, &c., That the said State of Vir- afterward engaged in insurrection or rebellion ginia is entitled to representation

in the Congress against the same, or given aid or comfort to the of the United States: Provided, That before any enemies thereof: so help me God;" or such permember of the Legislature of said State shall son shall in like manner take, subscribe, and file

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the following oath: "I,

do solemnly Burchard, Burdett, Benjamin F. Butler, Roderick R. swear that I have by act of Congress of the Butler, Cake, Cessna, Clarke, Amasa Cobb, Clinton L. United States been relieved from the disabilities Dawes, Dixon, Donley, Duval, Dyer, Ela, Farnsworth, imposed upon me by the XIVth Amendment of Ferriss, Ferry, Finkelnburg, Fisher, Fitch, Garfield, the Constitution of the United States : so help Hill, Hoar. sol. L. Hoge, Hooper, Ingersoll, Jenckes, me God;" which oaths shall be taken before and Judd, Julian, Kelley, 'Kellogg, Kelsey, Ketcham, certified by any officer lawfully authorized to Knapp, Laflin, Lash, Lawrence, Logan, Loughridge, administer oaths. And any person who shall kim H. Moore, Jesse H. Moore, William Moore, Daniel knowingly swear falsely in taking either of such J. Morrell, Samuel P. Morrill, Myers, Negley, O'Neill, oaths shall be deemed guilty of perjury, and Orth, Packard, Paine, Palmer, Peters, Phelps, Poland, shall be punished therefor by imprisonment not Schenck, Scofield, Shanks, Lionel A. Sheldon, Porter less than one year and not more than ten years, Sheldon, John A. Smith, William J. Smith, Worthingand shall be fined not less than $1,000 and not ton C. Smith, William Smyth, Starkweather, Stevens,

Stevenson, Stokes, Stoughton, Strickland, Strong, Taffe, more than $10,000. And in all trials for any Tanner, Tillman, 'Townsend, Twichell, Tyner, Upson, violation of this act the certificate of the taking Van Horn, Ward. Cadwalader C. Washburn, 'William of cither of said oaths, with proof of the signa- B: Washburn Welker Wheeler, B.F.Whittemore, Wilture of the party accused, shall be taken and kinson, Willard, Williams, John T. Wilson, Winansheld as conclusive evidence that such oath was NAY8-Messrs. Adams, Archer, Axtell, Beck, Bird, James regularly and lawfully administered by compe: Dickinson, "Dox, Eldridge, Getz,'Golladay, Greene. Gris

Brooks, Burr, Calkin, Cleveland, Cox, Crebs, Deweese, tent authority: And provided further, That wold, Haldeman, Hambleton, Hamill, Hawkins, Holman, every such person who shall neglect for the pe- Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, Kerr, Kinott, Marshall, May riod of thirty days next after the passage of this ham, McCormick, McNeely, Morgan, Mungen, Niblack. act to take, subscribe, and file such oath as afore- Slocum, Joseph S. Smith, Stiles, Stone, Strader, Swann, said, shall be deemed and taken, to all intents Sweeney Trimble, Van Auken, Van Trump, Voorhees, and purposes, to have vacated his office: And WellsjEugene M. Wilson, Winchester, Wood, Woodward provided further, That the State of Virginia is admitted to representation in Congress as one of

Previous Votos. the States of the Union upon the following fundamental conditions: First, That the constitu

IN HOUSE. tion of Virginia shall never be so amended or

1870, January 11-Mr. Farnsworth, from the changed as to deprive any citizen or class of citi- Committee on Reconstruction, reported the folzens of the United States of the right to vote lowing bill, to admit the State of Virginia to who are entitled to vote by the constitution herein recognized, except as `a punishment for representation in the Congress of the United such crimes as are now felonies at common law,

Whereas the people of Virginia have adopted whereof they shall have been duly, convicted a constitution republican in form, and by its prounder laws equally applicable to all the inhabit-visions assuring the equality of right in all citiants of said Statě: Provided, That any altera- zens of the United States before the law; and tion of said constitution, prospective in its effects, whereas the Congress of the United States have may be made in regard to the time and place of received assurances and are assured that the residence of voters. Second, That it shall never people of Virginia, and especially those heretobe lawful for the said State to deprive any citi- fore in insurrection against the United States, zen of the United States, on account of his race, have renounced all claims of any right of secescolor, or previous condition of servitude, of the sion in a State, and that they are now wellright to hold office under the constitution and disposed to the Government of the United States, laws of said State, or upon any such ground to and will support and defend the Constitution require of him any other qualifications for office thereof, and will carry out in letter and spirit than such as are required of all other citizens. the provisions and requirements of the constituThird, That the constitution of Virginia shall tion submitted under the reconstruction acts of never be so amended or changed as to deprive Congress, and ratified by the people of Virginia; any citizen or class of citizens of the United Therefore, States of the school rights and privileges secured Be it enacted, &c., That the State of Virginia by the constitution of said State.

is entitled to representation in Congress as a State Approved, January 26, 1870.

of the Union, under the constitution ratified on The final votes on this act were as follow: the 6th day of July, 1869, upon the following In Senate, January 24, 1870.

fundamental conditions: First. That no persons YEA8—Messrs. Abbott, Anthony. Boreman, Brown- shall hold any office, civil or military, in said low, Buckingham, Carpenter, Chandler, Cole, Conkling, State, who shall not have taken and subscribed Corbett, Cragin, Drake, Edmunds, Fenton, Ferry, Gilbert, Hamlin, Harlan, Harris, Howard, Howe, Kellogs, “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I have

one of the following oaths or affirmations, viz: Patterson, Pomeroy, Pratt, Ramsey, Rice, Robertson, never taken an oath as a member of Congress, Ross, Sawyer, Schurz, Scott, Sherman, Spencer, Stew- or as an officer of the United States, or as a memart, Tipton, Trumbull, Warner, Willey, Williams, Wil- ber of any State legislature, or as an executive

Nays-Messrs. Bayard, Casserly, Davis, Fowler, Wil- or judicial officer of any State, to support the liam T. Hamilton, Norton, Saulsbury, Stockton, Thurman, Constitution of the United States and thereafter

engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the IN HOUSE, January 24, 1870.

same or given_aid or comfort to the enemies Yeas-Messrs. Allison, Ambler, Ames, Armstrong, thereof;" or, “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) Arnell, Asper, Bailey, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Benja- that I have been relieved from disability by an min, Bennett, Benion, Bingham, Blair, Boles, Bowen, Boyd, George M. Brooks, Buck, Buckley, Buffinton, I act of Congress, as provided for by the third sec

son, Yates-47.

Vickers-10.

tion of the XIVth article of the amendments of shall, Mayham, McCormick, McNeely, Morgan, Mungen, the Constitution of the United States." Second. Niblack, Potter, Randall, Reading, Reeves, Rice, Rogers, That the constitution of said State shall never Swann, Sweeney, Tanner, Tillman, Trimble, Van Auken,

Schumaker, Slocum, Joseph S. Smith, Stiles, Stone, Strader, be so amended or changed as to deprive any citi-Van Trump, Voorhees, Welker, Wells, Eugene M. Wilson, zen or class of citizens of the United States of Winchester, Wood, Woodward70. the right to vote or hold office in said State who Same day Mr. Bingham offered the following are entitled to vote or hold office by said consti- substitute: tution, except as a punishment for such crimes Whereas the people of Virginia have adopted as are now felonies at common law, whereof they a constitution republican in form, and have in shall have been duly convicted under laws equally all respects conformed to the requirements of the applicable to all the inhabitants of said State; act of Congress entitled "An act authorizing the or to prevent any person on account of race, submission of the constitutions of Virginia, Miscolor, or previous condition of servitude from sissippi, and Texas to a vote of the people, and serving as a juror, or participating equally in authorizing the election of State officers, prothe school fund or school privileges provided for vided by the said constitutions, and members of in said constitution: Provided, That any altera- Congress," approved April 10, 1869: Therefore, tion of said constitution equally applicable to all Be it resolved, &c., That the said State of Virthe voters of said State may be made with re- ginia is entitled to representation in the Congard to the time and place of residence of said gress of the United States. voters. Third. That all persons who shall at Which was adopted-yeas 98, nays 95, as folthe time when said constitution shall take effect low: hold or exercise the functions of any executive,

YEAS—Messrs. Adams, Archer, Axtell, Bailey, Banks, administrative, or judicial office in said State, by Barnum, Beck, Biggs, Bingham, Bird, Blair, George M. the appointment or authority of the district com- Brooks, James Brooks, Buckley, Burchard, Burr, Calkin, mander, shall continue to discharge the duties of Cleveland, Cox, Crebs, Cullom, Dawes, Deweese, Dickintheir respective offices until their successors or elnburg, Fitch. Fox, Garfield, Getz, Golladay, Greene, those upon whom such duties shall, under said Griswold, Haight, Haldeman, Hale, Hambleton, Hamill

, constitution, devolve, are duly chosen or appointed Jenckes, Johnson, Kellogg, Kerr, Ketcham, Knott, Lafand qualified.

lin, Logan, Marshall, Mayham, McCarthy, McCormick, SEC. 2. That the election of United States Sen- McNeely, Jesse H. Moore, Morgan, Mungen, Niblack, ators by the general assembly of said State, on Orth, Peters, Potter, Randall, Reading, Reeves, Rice, Rothe 19th day of October, 1869, shall have the same Worthington C. Smith, Stiles, Stone, Strader, Strong validity as if made by previous authority of Swann, Sweeney, Tanner, Tillman, Trimble, Van Auken, law.

January 14—Mr. Whittemore moved to amend Wilson, Winans, Winchester, Witcher, Wood, Woodward by inserting in the first section, at the end of the Nays—Messrs. Ambler, Ames, Armstrong, Arnell, first condition, as follows:

Asper, Beaman, Beatty, Benjamin, Bennett, Benton,

Boles, Bowen, Boyd, Buck, Buffinton, Burdett, Roder “And any person who shall falsely take either ick R. Butler, Cake, Cessna, Churchill, Clarke, Amasa of the aforesaid oaths or affirmations shall be Cobb, Clinton L. Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Conger, Cowles, deemed guilty of perjury, and shall suffer the Pickey, Dixon, Donley, Duval, Dyer, Ela, Ferriss, pains and penalties thereof, and may be tried, Solomon L. Hoge, Judd, Kelley, Kelsey, Knapp, Lash, convicted, and punished therefor by the circuit Lawrence, Loughridge, Maynard, McCrary, McGrew court of the United States for the district in which Mercur, Eliakim H. Moore, William Moore, Daniel J. said crime was committed, and the jurisdiction of Packard, Packer, Paine, Palmer, Phelps, Pomeroy,

Morrell, Samuel P. Morrill, Myers, Negley, O'Neil, said court shall be sole and exclusive for the pur- Prosser, Roots, Sargent, Schenck, Scoiield, Shanks, pose aforesaid," which was agreed to-yeas 123, Porter Sheldon, John A. Smith, William J. Smith,

William Smyth, Starkweather, Steve Stevenson, nays 70, as follow:

Stokes, Stoughton, Taffe, Townsend, Twichell, Tyner,

Upson, Van Horn, Ward, Cadwalader C. Washburn, YEAS-Messrs. Ambler, Ames, Armstrong, Arnell, As-William B. Washburn, Welker, Wheeler, B. F. Whitteper, Beaman, Beatty, Benjamin, Bennett, Benton, Boles, more, Willard, Williams-95. Bowen, Boyd, George M. Brooks, Buck, Buckley, Buffinton, Burchard, Burdett, Roderick R. Butler, Cake, The bill was then passed-yeas 142, nays 49, Cessna, Churchill, Clarke, Amasa Cobb, Clinton L. Cobb,

as follow: Coburn, Cook, Conger, Cowles, Cullom, Dawes, Dickey, Dixon, Donley, Duval, Dyer, Ela, Ferriss, Ferry, Fink- YEAS-Messrs. Adams, Ames, Archer, Armstrong, Axelnburg, Fisher, Fitch, Garfield, Gilfillan, Hale, Ham- tell, Bailey, Banks, Barnum, Beaman, Beck, Benjamin, ilton, Hawley, Hay, Heflin, Hill, Hoar, Solomon L. Hoge, Bennett, Biggs, Bingham, Bird, Blair, George M. Brooks, Hooper, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Judd, Kelley, Kellogg, James Brooks, Buck, Buckley, Burchard, Burdett, Burr, Kelsey, Ketcham, Knapp, Laflin, Lash, Lawrence, LO- Roderick R. Butler, Cake, čalkin, Churchill, Clinton Li gan, Loughridge, Maynard, McCarthy, McCrary, MC- Cobb, Cook, Conger, Cowles, Cox, Crebs, Cullom, Dawes, Grew, Mercur, Eliakim H. Moore, Jesse II. Moore, Deweese, Dickinson, Dockery, Dox, Duval, Dyer, EldWilliam Moore, Daniel J. Morrell, Samuel P. Morrill

, ridge, Farnsworth, Ferry, finkelnburg, Fitch, Fox, Myers, Negley, O'Neill, Orth, Packard, Packer, Paine, Garfield, Getz, Gilfillan, Golladay, Grcene, Griswold, Palmer, Peters, Phelps, Pomeroy; Prosser, Roots, San- Haight, Haldeman, Hale, Hambleton, Hamill, Hawkins, ford, Sargent, Schenck, Scofield, Shanks, Lionel A. llay, Heaton, lleflin, llill, Holman, Hooper, Ingersoll, Sheldon, Porter Sheldon, John A. Smith, William J. Jenckes, Johnson, Judd, Kellogg, Kerr, Ketcham, Knott, Smith, Worthington C. Smith, William Smyth, Stark- Laflin, Lash, Logan, Marshall, Mayham, McCarthy, Mcweather, Stevens, Stevenson, Stokes, Stoughton, Strong, Cormick, McGrew, nicNecly, Mercur, Eliakim 11. Noore, Tatfe, Townsend, Twichell, Tyner, Upson, Van Horn, Jesse H. Moore, Morgan, Daniel J. Morrell, Samuel P. Ward, Cadwalader C. Washburn, William B. Washburn, Morrill, Mungen. Myers, Niblack, Orth, Packard, Packer, Wheeler. B. F. Whittemore, Willard, Williams, John T. Paine, Peters, Poland, Potter, Prosser, Randall, Rcading, Wilson, Winans, Witcher-123.

Reeves, Rice, Rogers, Sanford, Sargent, Scienck, SchilNays-Messrs. Adams, Archer, Axtell, Bailey, Banks, maker, Scofield, Porter Sheldon, Slocum, John A. Smith, Barnum, Beck, Biggs, Bingham, Bird, Blair, James Brooks, Joseph S. Smith, Worthington C. Smith, Starkweather, Burr, Calkin, Cleveland, Cox, Deweese, Dickinson, Dock- Stiles, Stone, Stoughton, Strader, Strong, Swann, Sweeney, ery, Dox, Eldridge, Farnsworth, Fox, Getz, Golladay, Tanner, Tillman, Trimble, Twichell, Tyner, Upson, Van Greene, Griswold, Haight, Haldeman, Hambleton, Hamill

, Auken, 'Van Trump. Voorhees, Willinin B Washburn, Hawkins, Heaton, Holman, Johnson, Kerr, K'nott, Mar- | Welker, Wells, Williams, Eugene M. Wilson, John T.

Wilson, Winans, Winchester, Witcher, Wood, Woodward

And provided further, That the State of Vir-142.

Nays-Messrs. Ambler, Arnell, Asper, Beatty, Benton, ginia is admitted to representation in Congress
Boles, Bowen, Boyd, Buffinton, Cessna, Clarke, Amasa as one of the States of the Union, upon the fol-
Fisher, Hamilton, Hawley, Iloar, Soloinon L. Hoge; constitution of Virginia shall never be so amended
Cobb, Coburn, Dickey, Dixon, Donley, Ela, Ferriss, lowing fundamental conditions: First. That the
Crary, William Moore, Negley, O'Neill, Palmer, Phelps, or changed as to deprive any citizen or class of
Pomeroy, Roots, Shanks, William J. Smith, William citizens of the United States of the right to vote
Smyth, Stevens, Stevenson, Stokes, Taffe, Townsend, who are entitled to vote by the constitution
Ward, Cadwalader C. Washburn, Wheeler, B. F. Whitte-
more, Willard-49.

herein recognized, except as a punishment for IN SENATE.

such crimes as are now felonies at common law, 1870, January 17-Mr. Edmunds moved to

whereof they shall have been duly convicted amend by inserting at the end of the bill the under laws equally applicable to all the inhabitfollowing proviso:

ants of said State: Provided, That any altera

tion of said constitution, prospective in its effects, Provided, That before any member of the legislature of said State shall take or resume his may be made in regard to the time and place of

residence of voters. seat, or any officer of said State shall enter upon

Mr. Schurz moved to amend the amendment the duties of his office, he shall take and sub: ) by inserting after the word “vote,” the words scribe and file in the office of the secretary of state of Virginia, for permanent preservation,

or to hold office,” which was not agreed toan oath in the form following: “I,

do yeas 28, nays 32, as follow: solemnly swear that I have never taken an oath low, Buckingham, Chandler, Edmunds, Gilbert, Ham

Yeas-Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Boreman, Brownas a member of Congress, or as an officer of the lin, Harlan, Harris, Howe, McDonald. Morrill of VerUnited States, or as a member of any State leg. mont, Morton, Osborn, Pomeroy, Pratt, Ramsey, Rice, islature, or as an executive or judicial officer of Robertson, Schurz, Spencer, Sumner, Thayer, Warner, any State, to support the Constitution of the Nays-Messrs. Bayard, Carpenter, Casserly, Cole, United States and afterward engaged in insur- Conkling, Corbett, Cragin, Davis, Drake, Fenton, Ferry, rection or rebellion against the same, or given rill of Maine, Norton, Nye, Patterson, Ross, Saulsbury, aid or comfort to the enemies thereof: so help Sawyer, Scott, Sherman, Stewart, Stockton, Thurman, me God;” or such person shall in like manner Tipton, Trumbull, Vickers, Willey, Williams-32. take, subscribe, and file the following oath: “I, The amendment of Mr. Drake was agreed to

do solemnly swear that I have by yeas 31, nays 28, as follow: act of Congress of the United States been re- Yeas-Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Boreman, Brownlow, lieved from the disabilities imposed upon me by Buckingham, Chandler, Cragin, Drake, Edmunds, Gilthe XIVth Amendment of the Constitution of bert, Hamlin, Harlan, Harris, Howard, Howe, Kellogg, the United States : so help me God;", which terson, Pomeroy, Pratt, Ramsey, Rice, Robertson, Spenoaths shall be taken before and certified by any cer, Sumner, Thayer, Wilson, Yates—31. officer lawfully authorized to administer oaths. Conkling, Corbett, Davis, Fenton, Ferry, Fowler, WilAnd any person who shall knowingly, swear liam ?'. Hamilton, Morrill of Maine, Norton, Nye, Ross, falsely in taking either of such oaths shall be Saulsbury, Sawyer, Scott, Sherman, Stewart, Stockton, deemed guilty of perjury, and shall be punished Thurman, Tipton, Trumbull, Vickers, Warner, Willey, therefor by imprisonment not less than one year and not more than ten years, and shall be fined Same day, Mr. Drake moved further to amend not less than $1,000 and not more than $10,000. by inserting at the end of the bill the following: And in all trials for any violation of this act the Second. That it shall never be lawful for the certificate of the taking of either of said oaths, said State to deprive any citizen of the United with proof of the signature of the party accused, States, on account of his race, color, or previous shall be taken and held as conclusivě evidence condition of servitude, of the right to hold office that such oath was regularly and lawfully admin- under the constitution and laws of said State, or istered by competent authority: And provided upon any such ground to require of him any other further, That every such person who shall ne- qualifications for office than such as are required glect for the period of thirty days next after the of all other citizens. passage of this act to take, subscribe, and file Which was agreed to-yeas 30, nays 29, as such oath as aforesaid, shall be deemed and follow: taken, to all intents and purposes, to have YEAS–Messrs. Abbott, Boreman, Brownlow. Buckingvacated his office;

ham, Chandler, Drake, Edmunds, Gilbert. Hamlin, HarWhich (January 19) was agreed to-yeas 45, rill’of Vermont, Morton, Osborn, Patterson, Pomeroy,

lan, Harris, Howard, Howe, Kellogg, McDonald, Mornays 16, as follow:

Pratt, Ramsey, Rice, Robertson, Schurz, Spencer, Sum

ner, Thayer, Wilson, Yates-30. YEAS-Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Boreman, Brownlow, Buckingham, Cameron, Carpenter, Chandler, Cole, Conkling, Corbett, Cragin, Davis, Fenton. Ferry, Fow

NAYS — Messrs. Bayard, Carpenter, Casserly, Cole, Conkling, Corbett, Cragin, Drake, Edmunds, Fenton, ler, William T. Hamilton, Morrill of Maine, Norton. Nye, Gilbert, 11amlin, Harlan, Harris, Howard, Howe, Mc- Ross. Saulsbury, Sawyer, Scott, Sherman, Stewart, StockDonald, Morrill

of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Morton, ton, Thurman, Tipton, Trumbull, Vickers, Warner, WilNye, Osborn, Patterson, Pomeroy, Pratt, Ramsey, ley, Williams-29. Rice, Robertson, Sawyer, Schurz, Scott, Sherman, Spencer, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Warner, Willey, Same day, Mr. Wilson moved to amend by in

NAYS. Messrs. Bayard, Casserly, Davis, Ferry, Fow- serting at the end of the bill the following: ler, William T. Hamilton, Kellogg, McCreery, Norton, Third. That the constitution of Virginia shall Ross, Saulsbury, Stewart, Stockton, Thurman, Trumbull, never be so amended or changed as to deprive any

citizen or class of citizens of the United States of January 21—Mr. Drake moved to insert at the school rights and privileges secured by the the end of the bill the following:

constitution of said State.

Williams, Wilson–45.

Vickers-16.

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