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Which was agreed to-yeas 31, nays 29, as Be it enacted, &c., That the said State of Misfollow:

sissippi is entitled to representation in the ConYEAS-Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Boreman, Brownlow, gress of the United States: Provided, That before Buckingham, Chandler, Cragin, Drake, Edmunds, Gil- any member of the legislature of said State shall bert, Hamlin, Harlan, Harris, IIoward, Howe, McDon- take or resume his seat, or any officer of said ald, Morriil of Vermont, Morton, Osborn, Patterson, Pomeroy, Pratt, Ramsey, Rice, Robertson, Schurz, State shall enter upon the duties of his office, he Spencer, Sumner, Thayer, Wilson, Yates-31.

shall take and subscribe and file in the office of NAYS — Messrs. Bayard, Carpenter, Casserly... Colethe secretary of state of Mississippi, for permaliam T. Hamilton, Kellogg, Morrill of Maine, Norton, nent preservation, an oath or affirmation in the Nye, Ross, Saulsbury, Sawyer, Scott, Sherman, Stewart, form following: “I, do solemnly swear Stockton, Thurman, Tipton, Trumbull, Vickers, Warner, (or affirm) that I have never taken an oath as a Willey, Williams-29. Same day Mr. Morton moved to amend the States, or as a member of any State legislature,

member of Congress, or as an officer of the United preamble as follows:

or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, The people of Virginia have framed and adopted to support the Constitution of the United States a constitution of State government which is re- and afterward engaged in insurrection or rebelpublican; and whereas the Legislature of Virginia lion against the same, or given aid or comfort to elected under said constitution have ratified the the enemies thereof: so help me God;" or under XIVth and XVth amendments to the Constitu- the pains and penalties of perjury, (as the case tion of the United States; and whereas the per- may be ;

) or such person shall in like manner formance of these several acts in good faith was a condition precedent to the representation of the take, subscribe

, and file the following oath or

I, do solemnly swear (or State in Congress: Therefore

affirm) that I have by act of Congress of the Which was agreed to-yeas 39, nays 20, as United States been relieved from the disabilities follow:

imposed upon me by the XIV th Amendment of Yeas-Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Boreman, Brown. the Constitution of the United States: so help me munds, Fenton, Gilbert, Hamlin, Harian, Harris, How- God;” or under the pains and penalties of perard, Howe, McDonald, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of jury, (as the case may be ;) which oaths or afVermont, Morton, Osborn, Patterson, Pomeroy, Pratt, firmations shall be taken before and certified by cer, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Willey, Williams, Wilson, any officer lawfully authorized to administer

oaths. And any person who shall knowingly Nays-Messrs. Bayard, Carpenter, Casserly, Conkling, swear or affirm falsely in taking either of such logs, Norton, Nye, Saulsbury, Sherman, Stewart, Stock- oaths or affirmations shall be deemed guilty of ton, Thurman, Trumbull, Vickers, Warner-20. perjury, and shall be punished therefor by im

The bill as amended passed the Senate and was prisonment not less than one year and not more concurred in by the House as above.

than ten years, and shall be fined not less than

$1,000 and not more than $10,000. And in all The following bill passed both houses without trials for any violation of this act the certificate opposition; the House, January 27; the Senate, of the taking of either of said oaths or affirmaJanuary 31:

tions, with proof of the signature of the party An Act to amend an act entitled “An act to ad- evidence that such oath or affirmation was regu

accused, shall be taken and held as conclusive mit the State of Virginia to representation in larly and lawfully administered by competent the Congress of the United States."

authority: And provided further, That every Be it enacted, &c., That wherever the word such person who shall neglect for the period of “oath" is used in the act entitled “An act to ad- thirty days next after the passage of this act to mit the State of Virginia to representation in take, subscribe, and file such oath or affirmation the Congress of the United States,” it shall be as aforesaid shall be deemed and taken, to all construed to include an affirmation; and every intents and purposes, to have vacated his office: person required by said act to take either of the And provided further, That the State of Missisoaths therein prescribed, who has religious or sippi is admitted to representation in Congress conscientious scruples against taking an oath, as one of the States of the Union upon the folmay make and file an affirmation to the same pur- lowing fundamental conditions: First, That the port and effect: Provided, That all the pains and constitution of Mississippi shall never be so penalties of perjury prescribed by said act shall amended or changed as to deprive any citizen or apply also to any false affirmation taken there class of citizens of the United States of the right under.

to vote who are entitled to vote by the constituApproved, February 1, 1870.

tion herein recognized, except as a punishment

for such crimes as are now felonies at common AN ACT to admit the State of Mississippi to Rep- law; whereof they shall have been duly convicted resentation in the Congress of the United States. under laws equally applicable to all the inhabit

Whereas the people of Mississippi have framed ants of said State: Provided, That any alteration and adopted a constitution of State government of said constitution, prospective in its effects, which is republican; and whereas the legislature may be made in regard to the time and place of of Mississippi elected under said constitution has residence of voters. Second, That it shall never ratified the XIVth and XVth amendments to the be lawful for the said State to deprive any citiConstitution of the United States; and whereas zen of the United States, on account of his race, the performance of these several acts in good color, or previous condition of servitude, of the faith is a condition precedent to the representa- right to hold office under the constitution and tion of the State in Congress: Therefore, laws of said State, or upon any such ground to require of him any other qualifications for office | M. Wilson, Winans, Winchester, Witcher, Wood, Wood

ward-83. than such as are required of all other citizens.

NAYS-Messrs. Allison, Ambler, Armstrong, Arnell, Third, That the constitution of Mississippi shall | Asper, Ayer, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Benjamin, Bennever be so amended or changed as to deprive nett, Benton, Boles, Booker, Boyd, George M. Brooks, any citizen or class of citizens of the United Buck, Buckley, Butiinton, Burdett, Benjamin F. But

ler, Roderick R. Butler, Cake, Cessna, Churchill, States of the school rights and privileges secured Clarke, Amasa Cobb, Clinton L. Cobb, Coburn, Cook, by the constitution of said State.

Conger, Cowles, Dickey, Dixon, Donley, Duval, Dyer, Approved, February 23, 1870.

Ela, Ferriss, llamilton, Hawley, Heflin, Hoar, Judd,

Julian, Kelley, Kelsey, Knapp, Lash, Lawrence. Lynch, The final votes on this act were as follow: McCrary, McGrew, Mercur, Eliakim II. Moore, William

Moore, Daniel J. Morrell, Samuel P. Morrill, Myers, In HOUSE, February 3, 1870.

Negley, O'Neill, Packard, Packer, Paine, Palmer, PeYeas-Messrs. Allison, Ambler, Ames, Armstrong, Schenck, Scotield, Shanks, Lionel A. Sheldon, Porter

ters, Phelps, Platt, Pomeroy, Prosser, Sargent, Sawyer, Arnell, Asper, Ayer, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Benjamin, Sheldon, John A. Smith, William J. Smith, William Bennett, Benton, Bingham, Blair, Boles, Booker, Bow- Smyth, 'Starkweather, Stevens, Stevenson, Stokes, en, Boyd, George M. Brooks, Buck, Buckley, Buffinton, Stoughton, Taffe, Townsend, Twichell, Tyner, Upson, Burchard, Burdett, Benjamin F. Butler, Roderick R. Butler, Cake, Cesspa, Churchill, Clarke, Amasa Cobb, Washburn, Wheeler, B. F. Whittemore, Wilkinson, Wil

Van Horn, Ward, Cadwalader C. Washburn, William B. Clinton L. Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Conger, Cowles, Cullom, lard, Williams, John T. Wilson-100. Davis, Dawes, Deweese, Dickey, Lixon,

Dockery, Donley, Dural, Dyer, Ela, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Ferry,

IN SENATE. Finkelnburg, Fitch, Garfield, Gilfillan, Hale, Hamilton, Hawley, Ilay, Heflin, Hill, Solomon L. IIoge, Hooper, February 17—Mr. Willey moved to strike out Jenckes, Judd, Julian, Kelley, Kellogs, Kelsey, Ketch- the third proviso and insert as follows: am, Knapp, Laflin, Lush, Lawrence, Logan, Loughridge, Lynch, Maynard, McCrary, McGrew, McKenzie,

So much of the act of Congress entitled "An act Mercur, Milnes, Eliakim 11. Noore. William Moore, to admit the State of Virginia to representation Daniel J. Morrell, Samuel P. Morrill, Myers, Negley in the Congress of the United States," approved O'Neill, Orth, Packard, Packer, Paine, Peters, Phelps January 26, 1870, as declares that Virginia is Platt, Pomeroy, Prosser, Ridgway, Roots, Sargent, Sawyer, Scofield, Shanks, Lionel A. Sheldon, Porter Shel- admitted to representation upon certain fundadon, John A. Smith, William Smyth, Stark weather, mental conditions therein expressed, be, and the Stevens, Stevenson, Stokes, Stoughton, Strong, Taffe, same is hereby, repealed. Tanner, Tillman, Townsend, Twichell, Tyner, Upson, Van Horn, Ward, Cadwalader C. Washburn, William B.

Which was disagreed to-yeas 23, nays 36, as Washburn, Welker, Wheeler, B. F. Whittemore, Wilkin-follow: son, Willard, Williams, John T. Wilson, Winans-134. NAY–Messrs. Adams, Archer, Beck, Biggs, Lird, James

YEAS-Messrs Bayard, Casserly, Conkling, Daris, FerBrooks, Burr, Calkin, Cleveland, Cox, Ciebs, Dickinson, Doz,

ry, Fowler, William T. Hamilton, Johnston, Kellogg, McEldridge, Gez, Gibson, Golluday, Greene, Griswold, Haight, Creery, Nye, Ross, Saulslury, Sawyer, Sprague, Stewart, Hambleton, Homill, lioar, Hoiman, Jolinson, Thomas L.

Stockton, Thurman, Trumbull, Vickers, Warner, Willey, Jones, Kerr, Knitt, Marshall, Mayham, McCormick, McNrely,

Williams--23. Morgan, Niblack, Palmer, Potter, Rantall, Reuding, Reeres,

Nays-Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Boreman, Brown. Rice, Rogers, Schumaker, Sherrod, Stiles, Slone, Strader, low, Buckingham, Cameron, Chandler, Cole, Cragin, Swann, Sweeney, Van Auken, Van 'Trump, Voorhees, Wells, Drake, Edmunds, Fenton, Gilbert, Hamlin, Harlan, Winchester, Wood, Woodward --56.

Harris, Howard, Howell, McDonald, Morrill of Ver

mont, Morton, Osborn, Patterson, Pomeroy, Pool, IN SENATE, February 17, 1870.

Pratt, Ramsey, Rice, Robertson, Scott, Spencer, SumYeas-Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Boreman, Brown- ner, Thayer, Tipton, Wilson, Yates-36. low, Buckingham, Cameron, Chandler, Cole, Conkling, Corbett, Cragin, Drake, Edmunds, Fenton, Gilbert,

The Committee on the Judiciary recommended Hamlin, Ilarlan, Harris, Howard, Howe, Ilowell, Kel- to amend by striking out all the provisos; which loge, McDonald, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, was disagreed to-yeas 27, nays 32, as follow: Morton, Nye, Oshorn, Patterson, Pomeroy, Pool, Pratt, Ramsey, Rice, Robertson, Ross. Sawyer, Scott, Spen

YEAS-Messrs. Bayard, Casserly, Cole, Conkling, Davis, cer, Sprague, Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Trum- Fenton, Ferry, Fowler, William T. Hamilton, Johnston, bull, Warner, Willey, Williams, Wilson, Yat s–50.

Kellogg, McCreery, Morrill of Maine, Ross, Suulsbury, Nays-Messrs. Bayard, Casserly, Davis, Fowler, Wil- Sawyer, Scott, Spragụe, Stewart, Stockton, Thurman, liam T. Hamilton, Johnston, McCreery, Saulsbury, 'Stock- Tipton, Trumbull, Vickers, Warner, Willey, Williamston, Thurman, Vickers-11.

Nays-Messrs. Abbott, Anthony, Boreman, Brown

low, Buckingham, Cameron, Chandler, Cragin, Drake, Previous Votes.

Edmunds, Gilbert, Hamlin, Ilarlan, Harris, IIoward,

Howell, McDonald, Morrill of Vermont, Morton, Nye, In HOUSE.

Osborn, Pomeroy, Pool, Pratt, Ramsey, Rice, Roberto

son, Spencer, Sumner, Thayer, Wilson, Yates--32. Mr. Beck offered as a substitute the following: Whereas the people of Mississippi have framed

So the bill passed as above. and adopted a constitutional State government,

AN ACT to admit the State of Texas to reprewhich is republican in form: Therefore, Be it enacted, &c., That the said State of Mis

sentation in the Congress of the United States. sissippi is entitled to representation in the Con- Whereas the people of Texas have framed and gress of the United States.

adopted a constitution of State government which Which was not agreed to-yeas 83, nays 100, is republican; and whereas the Legislature of as follow:

Texas elected under said constitution has ratified YEAS–Messrs. Adams, Axtell, Barnum, Beck, Biggs, the XIVe and XVth amendments to the ConBird, Blair, James Brooks, Burchard, Burr, Calkin, stitution of the United States; and whereas the Cleveland, Cox, Crebs, Deweese, Dickinson, Dockery, Dox, field, Getz, Gibson, Gollada», Griswold, Ilaight. Hale, a condition precedent to the representation of the Eldridge, Farnsworth, Ferry, Finkelnburg. Fitch; Gar: performance of these several acts in good faith is Hombleton, Hamill, Hawkins, Hay, Hill, Holanan, State in Congress : Therefore, Jenckes, Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, Kellogg, Kerr, Ketcham, Knott, Laflin, Logan, Marshall, Mayham,

Be it cnacted, &c., That the said State of Texas McCormick, McKenzie, McNeely, Milnes, Morgan, Niblack, is entitled to representation in the Congress of Orth, Potter, Randall, Reading, Reeves, Rice, Ridgway, the United States : Provided, That before any Rogers, Schumaker, Sherrod, Slocum, Joseph Smith, member of the legislature of said State shall take Stiles, Stone, Strong, Swann, Sweeney, Tanner, Tillman, Trimble, Van Auken, Van Trump, Voorhees, Wells, Eugene I or resume his seat, or any officer of said State

27.

shall enter upon the duties of his office, he shall and privileges secured by the constitution cf said take and subscribe and file in the office of the State. secretary of state of Texas, for permanent preser- Approved, March 30, 1870. vation, an oath or affirmation in the form fol

The final votes on this act were as follow: lowing: “I, - do solemnly swear (or

IN SENATE, March 29, 1870. affirm) that I have never taken an oath as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United ingham, Cameron, Cattell, Chandler, Cole, Corbett, Cra

YEAS-Messrs. Abbott, Boreman, Brownlow, Buck. States, or as a member of any State legislature, gin, Drake, Fenton, Ferry, Gilbert, Hamlin, Harlan, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, Harris, Howard, Howell, Lewis, McDonald, Morrill of to support the Constitution of the United States Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Morton, Nyo, Osborn, Pat

terson, Pomeroy, Pratt, Ramsey, Revels, Rice, Robert and afterward engaged in insurrection or rebel- son, Ross, Sawyer, Schurz, Scott, Sherman, Sprague, lion against the same, or given aid or comfort to Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Warner, Willey, Wilthe enemies thereof: so help me God;” or under liams, Wilson-47,

Nays-Messrs. Bayard, Casserly, Davis, William T. the pains and penalties of perjury, (as the case Hamilton, Johnston, McCreery, Nortun, Saulsbury, Stockmay be ;) or such person shall, in like manner, ton, Thurman, Vickers—11. take, subscribe, and file the following, oath or

IN HOUSE, March 30, 1870. affirmation: “I,

do solemnly swear YEAS—Messrs. Allison, Ambler, Ames, Arnell, Asper, (or affirm) that I have, by act of Congress of the Atwood, Ayer, Beaman, Beatty, Benjamin, Bennett, United States, been relieved from the disabilities Benton, Blair, Boles, Boyd, George M. Brooks, Buck,

Buckley, Buffinton, Burchard, Burdett, Benjamin F. imposed upon me by the XIVth Amendment of Butler, Cake, Cessna, Sidney Clarke, Clinton L. Cobb, the Constitution of the United States: so help me Coburn, Cook,

Conger, Covode, Cowles, Cullom, Davis, God;” or under the pains and penalties of per- Ela, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Ferry, Finkelnburg, Fisher,

Dawes, Dickey, Dixon, Dockery, Donley, Duval, Dyer, jury, (as the case may be ;) which oaths or af- Garfield, Gilfillan, Hale, Hamilton, Harris, Hawley, Hay, firmations shall be taken before and certified by Heaton, Heflin, Hill, Hoar, Hoge, Hooper, Ingersoll, any officer lawfully authorized to administer Jenckes, Alexander H. Jones, Judd, Julian, Kelley,

Kelsey, Knapp, Lash, Lawrence, Logan, Loughridge, oaths. And any person who shall knowingly Lynch, Maynard, McCarthy, McCrary, McGrew, Mc swear or affirm falsely in taking either of such Kenzie, Mercur, Milnes, Eliakim H. Moore, William oaths or affirmations shall be deemed guilty of Moore, Morphis.D. J. Morrell, Myers, Negley, O'Neill,

Orth, Packard, Packer, Paine, Perce, Peters, Platt, Poperjury, and shall be punished therefor by im- land, Pomeroy, Prosser, Roots, Sanford, Sargent, Sawprisonment not less than one year, and not more yer, Schenck, Scofield, Shanks Lionel A. Sheldon, Porthan ten years, and shall be fined not less than ter Sheldon, John A. Smith, William J. Smith, Worthing

ton C. Smith, William Smyth, Stevens, Stevenson, one thousand dollars, and not more than ten Stokes, Stoughton, Strickland, Taffe, Tillman, Tyner, thousand dollars. And in all trials for any vio- Upson, Van Horn, Van Wyck, Ward, Cadwalader C. lation of this act the certificate of taking of Washburn, William B. Washburn, Welker, Wheeler, either

of said oaths or affirmations, with proof of Wilkinson, Williams, John T. Wilson, Winans, Witchthe signature of the party accused, shall be taken Nays—Messrs. Adams, Archer, Axtell, Beck, Biggs, and held as conclusive evidence that such path or Dickinson, Dox, Eldridge, Getz, Gibson, Griswold, Haight

Bird, James Brooks, Burr, Calkin, Cleveland, Cox, Crebs, affirmation was regularly and lawfully adminis- Haldeman, Hambleton, Hamill, Holman, Kerr Knott, tered by competent authority: And provided fur- Marshall, Mayham, McCormick, Mc Necly, Morgan, Mungen ther, That every such person who shall neglect Niblack, Potter, Randal, Reading, Rice, Ridgway, Schufor the period of thirty days next after the pas- Swann, Sweeney, Trimble, Van Trump, Wells, Eugene M.

maker, Sherrod, Slocum, Joseph S. Smith, Stilcs, Stone, sage of this act to take, subscribe, and file such Wilson, Wood~-50. oath or affirmation, as aforesaid, shall be deemed and taken, to all intents and purposes, to have

Previous Votes. vacated his office: And provided further, That

IN HOUSE. the State of Texas is adınitted to representation

1870, March 15– Mr. B. F. Butl from the in Congress as one of the States of the Union, Committee on Reconstruction, reported the above upon the following fundamental conditions: First, bill, with the addition of the following proviso: That the constitution of Texas shall never be so amended or changed as to deprive any citizen or in any manner the conditions and guarantees

Provided further, That this act shall not affect class of citizens of the United States of the right upon which the State of Texas was annexed and to vote who are entitled to vote by the constitu- admitted as a State. tion herein recognized, except as a punishment Mr. Wood moved to add to the end of the bill for such crimes as are now felonies at common the following; law, whereof they shall have been duly convicted under laws equally applicable to all the inhabit- admit the State of Texas to all the rights of

And provided further, That this act shall reants of said State: Provided, That any alteration Other States within the Union, without qualificaof said constitution, prospective in its effects, may tion or fundamental conditions, except as herein be made in regard to the time and place of resi

stated. dence of voters. Second, That it shall never be lawful for the said State to deprive any

Which was disagreed to-yeas 49, nays 121, citizen

as follow: of the United States, on account of his race, color, or previous condition of servitude, of the right to Bird, James Bronks, Burr, Calkin, Crebs, Dickinson, Dox,

Yras-Messrs. Adams, Archer, Barnum, Beck, Biggs, hold office under the constitution and laws of said Eldridge, Getz, Griswold, Haight, ftuldeman, Humill, Hot State, or upon any such ground to require of him man, Johnson, Kerr, Knott, Muyham, McCrmick, McKen

zie, McNeely, Morgan, Mungen, Niblack, Potter, Randall, any other qualifications for office than such as are Reading, liceres, Řice, Ridgway, Rogers, Scofield, Sherrod, required of all other citizens. Third, That the Slocum, Stiles, Stone, Swann, Trimble, van Aulen, Van constitution of Texas shall never be so amended Trump, Voorhees, Wells, Eugene M. Wilson, Wood49. or changed as to deprive any citizen or class of Asper, Atwood, Actell, Beatty, Benjamin, Blair, Boles,

Nays-Messrs. Allison, Ambler, Armstrong, Arnell, citizens of the United States of the school rights Booker, Boyd, George M. Brooks, Buck, Buckley,

er-130.

Buffinton, Burchard, Burdett, Benjamin F. Butler, | ley, O'Neill, Orth, Packard, Packer, Paine, Palmer,
Roderick R. Butler, Cake, Cessna, Churchill, Sidney Perce, Peters, Phelps, Poland, Pomeroy. Prosser, Roots,
Clarke, Amasa Cobb, Clinton L. Cohb, Coburn, Conger, Sanford, Sargent, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Shanks,
Covode, Cullom, Dawes, Duval, Ela, Ferriss, Ferry, Lionel A. Sheldon, Porter Sheldon, John A. Smith,
Finkelnburg, Fisher, Garfield, Hamilton, Harris, Haw- William J. Smith, William Smyth, Stark weather, Ste-
kins, Hawley, Hay, Heaton, Heflin, Hill, Hoar, Hooper, venson, Stokes, Stoughton, Strickland, Strong, Taffe,
Ingersoll, Jenckes. Alexander H. Jones, Judd, Julian, Tillman. Townsend, Twichell, Tyner, Upson, Van lIorn,
Kelley, Kellogg, Kelsey, Ketcham, Laflin, Logan, Ward, Cadwalder C. Washburn, William B. Washburn,
Loughridge, Lynch, Maynard, McCarthy, McCrary, Welker, Wheeler, Wilkinson, Willard, Williams, Win-
McGrew, McKee, Jesse H. Moore, William Moore, ans-106.
Morphis, Morrell, Morrill, Myers, O'Neill, Orth, Pack-

The bill was then passed as reported-yeas 127,
ard, Packer, Paine, Palmer, Perce, Peters, Poland,
Pomeroy, Prosser, Roots, Sanford, Sargent, Sawyer, nays 46, as follows:
Schenck, Schumaker, Shanks, Lionel A. Sheldon, Yeas-Messrs. Allison, Ambler, Armstrong, Arnell,
Porter Sheldon, John A. Smith, William J. Smith, Asper, Atwood, Bailey, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Benja-
Worthington C. Smith, William Smyth, Starkweather, min, Blair, Boles, Booker, Bowen, Boyd, George M.
Stevens, Stevenson, Stokes, Stoughton, Strickland, Brooks, Buck, Buckley, Buffinton, Burchard, Burdett,
Strong, Taffee, Tillman, Townsend, Twichell, Tyner, Benjamin F. Butler, Roderick R. Butler, Cake, Cessna,
Upson, Van Horn, Ward, Cadwalader C. Washburn, Churchill

, Sidney Clarke, Amasa Cobb, Coburn, Cook, William B. Washburn, Welker, Wheeler, Wilkinson, Conger, Covode, Cullom, Dawes, Dockery, Donley, DuWillard, Williams, John T. Wilson, Winans-121.

val, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Ferry, Finkelnburg, Fitch, Mr. Beck moved to amend by substituting as

Garfield, Hale, Hamilton, Harris, Hawley, Hay, Heaton, follows:

Heflin, Hill, Hoar, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Alexander H.

Jones, Judd, Julian, Kelley, Kellogg, Kelsey, Ketch“Whereas the State of Texas has a constitu- am, Laflin, Logan, Loughridge, Lynch, Maynard, Mction of State government republican in form: Carthy, McGrew, McKee, McKenzie, William Moore,

Morphis, Morrell, Morrill, Myers, Negley, O'Neill, Orth, Therefore,

Packard, Packer, Paine, Perce, Peters, Phelps, Poland, “Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Pomeroy, Prosser, Ridgway, Roots, Şanford, Sargent, Representatives of the United States of America Sawyer Schenck, Scofield, Shanks, Lionel A. Sheldon,

Porter Sheldon, John A. Smith, William J. Smith, in Congress assembled, that the said State of Worthington C. Smith, William Smyth, Starkweather Texas is entitled to representation in the Con- Stevens, Stevenson, Stokes, Stoughton, Strickland, gress of the United States."

Strong, Sweeney, Taffe, Tillman, Townsend. Twichell, Which was disagreed to-yeas 52, nays 106— Tyner, Upson, Van Horr, Ward, Cadwalader C. Wash:

burn, William B. Washburn, Welker, Wheeler, Wilkinas follow:

son, Willard, Williams, John T. Wilson, Winans-127. YEAs - Messrs. Adams, Archer, Beck, Biggs, Bird, Blair, James Brooks, Burr, Calkin, Dickinson, Dox, Eldridge,

N4Y3Messrs. Adams, Archer, Ayer, Beck, Bigns, Bird, James Brooks, Burr, Culkin, Dickinson, Dockery, Dox, Eldridge, Farusworth, Getz,Griswolu, Haight,

Haldeman, Humill, son, Kerr, Knott, Mayham, McCormick, McNeely, Morgan,

Getz, Griswold, Haight, Haldeman, Hamill, Holman. John-
Hawkins, Hay, Holman, Johnson, Kerr, Knott, Maykım, Niblack, Potter, Randall, Reading, Reeves, Rice, Rogers,
McCormick, McKenzie, McNeely, Morgun, Mungen, Niblock, Schumaker, Sherrod, Slocum, Stiles, Stone, Strader, Swann,
Potter, Randall, Reading, Reeves, Rice, Rid;wry, Rogers, Trimble, Van Auken, Van Trump, Voorhees, Wells, Eu-
Schumaker, Sherrod, Slocum, Stiles, Stone, Swann, Trimbie, gene M. Wilson, Wood—46.
Van Auken, Van Trump, Voorhees, Wells, Eugene M. Wilson,
Wood–52.

IN SENATE.
NAYS—Messrs. Allison, Ambler, Armstrong, Arnell,
Asper, Atwood, Ayer, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Benja-

1870, March 26—Mr. Sherman moved to amend min, Boles, Booker, Boyd, George M. Brooks, Buck, by striking out the last proviso, which was agreed Buckley, Buffinton, Burdett, Benjamin F. Butler, Rod" tõ, and the bill then passed both houses as above. erick R. Butler, Cessna, Sidney Clarke, Amasa Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Conger, Covode, Donley, Duval, Ferriss, Ferry, Finkelnburg, Hamilton, Harris, Hawley, lea- The State of Virginia was turned over by the ton, Heflin, Ilin, Hoar, Ingersoll,

Jenckes, Alexander military to the civil authorities January 28, 1870; H. Jones, Judd, Julian, Kelley, Kelsey, Loughridge, the State of Mississippi, February 28, 1870; and Lynch, Maynard, McCarthy, McCrary, McGrew, McKeo, William Moore, Morphis, Morrell, Morrill, Myers, Neg? | the State of Texas, April 16, 1870.

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LVI.

DECLARATORY RESOLUTIONS
ON REPUDIATION, PURCHASE OF U. S, BONDS, INCREASING THE CURRENCY, TARIFF,

AMNESTY; AND THE VALIDITY OF THE XIVTH AND XVTH AMENDMENTS; AND THE
BILL TO RE-APPORTION REPRESENTATIVES.
IN HOUSE.

Which was reported to the House and agreed
On Repudiation.

to-yeas 124, nays 1, as follow: 1869, December 16- Mr. Garfield offered in Armstrong, Arnell, Asper, Barnum, Beatty, Blair, Boles,

Yeas-Messrs. Adams, Allison, Ambler, Ames, Archer, Committee of the Whole the following resolution: Boyd, George M. Brooks: James Brooks, Buffinton,

Resolved, That the proposition, direct or indi. Burchard, Cessna, Churchill, Clarke, Amasa Colib, Corect, to repudiate any portion of the debt of the burn, Conger, Cox, Crebs, Davis, Dawes, Dickey, Dixon,

Donley, Dox, Duvall, Dyer, Ela, Eldridge, Farnsworth, United States is unworthy of the honor and good Ferris, Finkelnburg, Fisher,

Fitch, Garfield, Getz, (iilname of the nation; and that this House, with fillan. Haldeman, 11ambleton, Hamill, Hawkins, Hawley, out distinction of party, hereby sets its seal of con- Ingersoll, Jenckes, Alexander H. Jones, Julian, Kelley,

Hay, Heaton, Hill, Hoar, Holman, Hooper, Hotchkiss, demnation upon any and all such propositions. Kellogg, Kelsey, Kerr, Ketcham, Knapp, Laflin, Law

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rence, Lynch, Mayham, Maynard, McCarthy, McCor- maler, Scofield, Porter Sheldon, Slocum, Worthington C.
mick, McGrew, Mercur, Jesse H. Moore, William Moore, Smith, Starkweather, Stevens, Stiles. Strong, Tanner,
Myers, Niblack, O'Neill, Orth, Packard, Packer, Paine, Tillman, Townsend, Twichell, Van Auken, Ward, Cad-
Palmer, Phelps, Pomeroy, Potter, Randall, Sanford, walader C. Washburn, William B. Washburn, Wheeler,
Sargent, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield. Shank's, Slocum, Willard, Woodward74.
John A. Smith, William J. Smith, Worthington C. Smith, Nays—Messrs. Allison, Armstrong, Asper, Beck, Ben-
William Smyth, Starkweather, Stevens, Stevenson, jamin, Biggs, Bingham, Boles, Booker, Boyd, Burdett,
Stiles, Strong, Swann, Taffe, Tanner, Tillman, Twichell, Burr, Amasa Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Conger, Crebs, De-
Tyner, Upson, Van Horn, Ward, Cadwalader C. Wash- weese, Dockery, Dox, Dyer, Eldridge, Farnsworth, Fer.
burn, William B. Washburn, Welker, B. F Whittemore, ry, Finkelnburg, Gibson. Golladay, Greene, Griswold,
Wilkinson, Willard, Williams, Eugene M. Wilson, John T. llawkins, Hawley, Hay, Heflin, Iloge, Holman, Inger-
Wilson, Witcher, Woodward—124.

soll, Johnson, Alexander H. Jones, Thomas L. Jones, Nays-Mr. Thomas L. Jones-1.

Judd, Kerr, Knott, Lash, Lawrence, Logan, Lough

bridge, Marshall, llayham, Maynard, McCormick, Mc. On Purchasing Bonds.

Crary, McKenzie, McNeely, Eliakim II. Moore, Morgan,

Mungen, Niblack, Orth, Packard, Packer. Paine, Palmer, 1870, January 31— Mr. McNeely submitted Phelps, Pomeroy, Prosser, Reeves, Rice, Ridgway, Rogers the following resolution:

Schenck, Shanks, Lionel A. Sheldon, Joseph S. Smith, Resolved, That the national debt should be William Smyth, Stevenson, Stokes, Stone, Stoughton,

Stroder, Swann, Taffe, Trimble, Tyner, Van Horn, Voor: paid in strict compliance with the contract, hees, Welker, Wells, Wilkinson, Eugene M. Wilson, John whether it is made payable in gold or green- | T. Wilson, Witcher, wood—92. backs; that the five-twenty bonds are payable February 21—The resolution was agreed to in greenbacks or their equivalent, and we con- yeas 110, nays 73, as follow: demn the policy of the administration, which is Yeas-Messrs. Adams, Allison, Armstrong, Asper, squandering millions of money by buying such Ayer, Beatty, Beck, Benjamin, Bennett, Bingham, Boles, bonds at a high rate of premium, when the Gov. F. Butler, Roderick k. Butler, Cake, Clarke, Amasa

Booker, Boyd, Buck, Buckley, Burdett, Burr, Benjamin ernment had the clear right to redeem them at par. Cobb, ('oburn, Cook, Conger, Crebs, Cúllom. Deweese,

Which was laid on the table-yeas 122, nays Dickey, Dickinson, Dockery, Dox, Dyer, Eldridge, Farns42, as follow:

worth, Terry, Finkelnburg, Gibson, Golladay, llamill,

Hamilton, Iawkins, llawley, Hay, Heaton, Heflin, YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Arnell, Asper, Axtell, Hoge, Holman, Ingersoll, Jolinson, Alexander 11. Jones, Bailey, Banks, Beaman, Benjamin, Bennett, Benton, Thomas L. Jones, Judd, Julian, Kerr, Knott, Lash, LawBingham, Blair, Boles, Bowen, Boyd, George M. Brooks, rence, Logan, Loughridge, Marshall, Maynard, McCarBuck, Buckley, Buffinton, Burchard, Cake, Cessna, thy, McCormick, McCrary, McNeely, Eliakim H. Moore, Churchill, Clark, Amasa Cobb, Clinton L. Cobb, Coburn, Jesse H. Moore, Morgan, Mungen, Niblack, Orth, PackConger, Cowles, Cullom, Dawes, Deweese, Dickey, Dix- ard, Packer, Paine, Palmer, Pomeroy, Prosser, Rice, on, Dockery, Donley, Duval, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Fer- Rogers, Roots, Schenck, Shanks, Lionel A. Sheldon, ry, Finkelnburg, Fisher, Fitch, Garfield, Gilfillan, Sherrod, John A. Smith, William J. Smith, William Greene, Hale, Hamilton, Hawley, Heaton, Heflin, Hill, Smyth, Stevenson, Stokes, Stoughton, Strader, StrickHoar, Hooper, Jenckes, Judd, Kelley, Kellogg, Kelsey, land, Swann, Taffe, Trimble, Tyner, Van Horn, Van Ketcham,' Knapp, Laflin, Lawrence, Logan, Lough- Trump, Van Wyck, Voorhees, Welker, Wells, B. F. Whitteridge, Lynch, Maynard, McCrary, McGrew, Mercur, more, Wilkinson, Williams, Eugene M. Wilson, John T. Eliakim H. Moore, William Moore, Daniel J. Morrell, Wilson, Witcher, Wood—110. Samuel P. Morrill, Myers, O'Neill, Orth, Packard, Pack- Nays— Messrs. Ambler, Ames,

Arnell, Axtell, Banks, er, Paine, Palmer, Peters, Phelps, Platt, Poland, Pom- Barnum, Beaman, Benton, Bird, Blair, Geo. M. Brooks, eroy, Roots, Sargent, Sawyer,' Schenck, Scofield, James Brooks, Buffinton, Burchard, Calkin, Cessna, Shanks, Lionel A. Sheldon, Porter Sheldon, Slocum, Churchill, Çowles, Cox, Davis, Dawes, Duval, Ferriss, John A. Smith, William J. Smith, Worthington C. Smith, Fisher, Fitch, Garfield, Getz, Gilfillan, Haight, Haldeman, William Smyth, Starkweather, Stevens, Stevenson, Hale, Hoar, Hooper, Isotchkiss, Jenckes, Kelley, KelStokes, Stoughton, Strickland, strong, Taffe, Tanner, logg, Ketcham, Knapp, Laflin, Mayham, McGrew, WilTillman, Townsend, Twichell, Tyner, Upson, Cadwala- liam Moore, Samuel P. Morrill, Myers, OlNeill, Peters, der c. Washburn,' William B. Washburn, Welker, Phelps, Platt, Poland, Randall, Reading, Reeves, Sargent, Wheeler, D. F. Whittemore, Wilkinson, Willard, Wil Sawyer, Scofield, Slocum, Worthington C. Smith, Stark liams-122.

weather, Stevens, Strong, Tanner, Tillman, Townsend, Nays—Messrs. Adams, Beatty, Beck, Biggs, Bird, James Twichell, Upson, Ward, Cadwalader C. Washburn, Wil. Brooks, Burr, Crebs, Dickinson, Dox, Eldridge, Getz, Gibson, liam B. Washburn, Wheeler, Willard, Winans, WoodGolladay, Griswold, Holman, Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, ward73. Kerr, Knott, Marshall, McCormick, McNeely, Morgan, Nib

IN SENATE. lack, Reading, Rice, Schumaker, Sherrod, Joseph S. Smith, Stiles, Strader, Sweeney, Trimble, Vun Auken, Van Trump, 1870, February 24—Mr. Williams submitted Voorhees, Wells, Eugene M. Wilson, Winchester, Woodward the following resolution; which was considered,

by unanimous consent, and agreed to: On Increasing the Currency.

Resolved, That to add to the present irredeem1870, February 14 – Mr. Loughridge offered able paper currency of the country would be to the following resolution:

render more difficult and remote the resumption Resolved, That in the opinion of the House the of specie payments, to encourage and foster the business interests of the country require an in- spirit of speculation, to aggravate the evils procrease in the volume of circulating currency, and duced by frequent and sudden fluctuations of the Committee on Banking and Currency are to check the healthful tendency of legitimate

values, to depreciate the credit of the nation, and instructed to report to the House, at as early a business to settle down upon a safe and perinaday as practicable, a bill increasing the currency nent basis, and, therefore, in the opinion of the to the amount of at least $50,000,000.

Mr. Ward moved to lay the resolution on the Senate, the existing volume of such currency table, which was disagreed to—yeas 74, nays 92, ought not to be increased. as follow:

IN HOUSE. YEAS—Messrs. Ames, Axtell, Banks, Barnum, Bea

1870, March 21— Mr. Williams introduced man, Benton, Bird, George M. Brooks James Brooks, the following resolution: Buckley, Buffinton, Burchard, Churchill, Cowles, Cox, Davis, Dawes, Dixon, Duval, Ela, Ferriss, Fisher, Fitch,

Resolved, That while it is the duty of ConGarfield, Getz, Gilfillan, Ilaight, Ilale, Hill, Hvar, Ilooper, gress to provide for the funding of the national Hotchkiss, Jenckes, Kelley, Kellogg, Kelsey, Knapp, debt at a lower rate of interest, and to extend Laflin, Lynch, MeGrew, Mercur, Daniel Morrell the time for its payment to a period at which it Samuel P. Morrill, Myers, Negley, O'Neill, Peters, Platt, Poland, Potter, Randall, Reading, Sargent, Sawyer, Schu' will be the least oppressive to the people, it is

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