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THE. CONGRESSIONAL GLOBE.
Mr. DUNLAI? moved to amend the amend-
feient by including the bill to extend the time of
issuing certain scrip certificates.
Mr. GARLAND accepted this as a modinca-
^°Mr. FRENCH moved to amend the amend-
ment by mCludiag the bill for the purchase of the
Portland and Louisville canal stock; which was
Mr. HARDIN moved to lay the whole subject
on the table; which was lost without a division.
Mr. SPANGLER moved theprevious question;
which was seconded—ayes 87, noes not counted.
Mr. BOND called for the yeas and nays on
ordering the main question; which were not
ordered; and the House ordered the main ques-
tion to be put.
Mr. ADAMS called for a division upon the
original resolution, and upon the amendment.
The CHAIR decided that the resolution was
riot susceptible of division.
' Mr. ADAMS appealed from the decision of
•After a few words by Messrs. ADAMS, PAR-
KER; and HARRISON of Missouri,
Mr. GARLAND, of Louisiana, moved the
previous Question on the appeal.
Mr. ROBERTSON moved to lay the whole
subject on the table.
3&r. HARLAN called for the yeas and nays,
but the House refused to order them.
*- The motion to lay on the table was decided in
the negative without a division.
Mr. ADAMS then withdrew the appeal.
Mr. RENCHER called for the yeas and nays
on agreeing to the resolution; which were or-
Mr. EVANS renewed the appeal taken by Mr.
Mr. ADAMS called for the yeas and nays on
the appeal, which were not ordered; and the
decision of the Chair was affirmed without a
The question was then taken on agreeing to
the resolution; and decided in the affirmative—
Veas 111, nays 50.
The SPEAKER laid before the House the
resignation of the Hon. Ai^duew T. Jtjdson, of
Connecticut, as a member of the Twenty-Fourth
INDEPENDENCE OP TEXAS.
Mr. MASON, of Virginia, from the Committee
on Foreign Affairs, made a report in relation to
the affairs of Texas, accompanied by the follow-
1. Resolved, That the independence of Texas ought to
be acknowledged by the United States, whenever satisfac-
tory information ha* been received that it has m successful
operation a civil government, capable of performing the
duties and fulfilling the obligations of an independent
2. Rcsofuerf, That the House of Representatives per-
ceive, with satisfaction, that the President of the United
States has adopted measutes to ascertain the political,
military, and eivri condition of Tetas.
Mr. ADAMS moved to lay the report and res-
olutions on the table.
Mr. PINCKNEY called for the yeas and nays
on this motion; which were ordered; and were—
yeas 40, nays 108.
So the motion to lay on the table was decided
in the negative.
Mr. PEYTON said this was a subject upon
which he had a great desire to give his views, but
they ail knew that it would be impossible to dis-
cuss it at tins late period of the session. For the
first, and probably for the last time in his life,
if it was not out of order for him to do such a
thing, and if it would not be considered as inter-
fering with the prerogative of any other gentle-
man, he demanded the previous question upon the
adoption of the resolutions.
Mr. WILLIAMS, of North Carolina, thought
it not necessary, and he therefore begged the
gentleman from Tennessee to withdraw it.
Mr. PEYTON refused on the ground that there
was no time to discuss the subject.
The previous question was seconded—ayes 80,
noes not counted.
Mr. REED called for the yeas and nays on
ordering the main question, which were not or-
dered; and the main question was ordered to be
. Mr. HARDIN called for the yeas and nays on
die main question-; which were ordered.
Mr. ADAMS called for a division of the ques-
The question was taken on the first resolution,
and was—yeas 128, nays 20; as follows:
YEAS—Messrs. Ash, Dell, Bockee, Pond, Bouldin,
Boyd, Bunch, JBynum, John Calhoon, William E. Cal-
houn, Cambreieng, Carr, Carter, Casey, George Cham-
bers, Clianey, Chapman, Chapin, Nathaniel H. CJaiborne,
Cleveland, Coffee, Coles, Connor, Cushing, Cushman,
Darlington, Denny, Dickerson, Poubleday, Dunlap, For-
ester, French, William K. Fulier, Galbraith, James Gar-
land, Rice Garland, Gillet, Granger, Griffin, Haley, Joseph
Hall, Hamer, Hardin, Harlan, Albert G. Harrison, Haynes,
Henderson, Ueister, Hopkins, Howard, Hubiey, Hunt,
Huntington, Huntsman, Ingersoll, Ingham, Jabez Jackson,
Richard M. Johnson, Cave Johnson, Henry Johnson, John
W. Jones, Kinnard, Lane, Lawler, Lay, Gideon Lee,
Thomas Lee, Luke Lea, Lewis, Loyall, Lucas, Lyon, Job
Mann, Martin, John Y. Mason, William Mason, Maury,
May, MeCarty, McKay, McKennan, McKim, McLene,
Mercer, Miller, Milhgan, Montgomery, Mprgan, Morris,
Muhlenbeig, Owens, Page, Parker, Patterson, Patton,
Franklin Pierce, Pettigrew, Pejtoii. Phelps, Pinckney,
Reneher, Joseph Reynolds, Ripley, Robertson, Rogers, Sey-
mour, Augustine H. Shepperd, Shields, Shinn, Sickles,
Sioan, Smith, Spangler, Standefer, Storer, Sutherland,.
Taliaferro, Thomas, John Thomson, Toucey, Towns, Un-
derwood, Ward, Washington, Elisha Whittlesey, Thomas
T. Whittlesey, L&wis Williams, and Sherrod Williams—
NAYS—Messrs. Adams, I-Ieman Alien, Bailey, Beale,
Claik, Crane, Grcnneil, Ihland Ilall, Hazeltme, Jams,
Lawrence,Lincoln, Love,Dutee J. Pcarce, Phillips, Potts,
Reed, Russell, Slade, and Vinton—20.
So the first resolution was adopted.
The question was then taken on the second
resolution; and was—yeas 113, nays 22; as fol-
YEAS—Messrs. Ash, Beale, Bockee, Bond, Boyd, Bunch,
Bynuin, John Calhoon, William B. Calhoun, Cambreieng,
Carr, Carter. Casey, George Chambers. Chaney, Chapman,
Chapin, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, John F. H. Claiborne, Cof-
fee, Connor, Cushing, Cushman, Denny, Dickerson, Dunlap,
Farhn,Foiostcr, French, William K.Fuller,Galbraith, James
Garland, Rice Garland, Gillet, Grayson, Haley, Hamer,
Hardin, Harlan, Haynes, Hcndcison, Hopkins, Howard,
Hubiey, Huntington, Huntsman, Ingersoil, Jabez Jackson,
Jaivis, Richard"M. Johnson, Cave Johnson, Henry John-
son, John W. Jones, Kinnard, Lane, Lawier, Lay, Gideon
Lee, Thomas Lee, Luke Lea, Lewis, Lucas, Lyon, Job
Mann, Martin, William Mason, Maury, May, MeCarty,
McKay, McKennan, McKim, McLene, Mercer, Miller,
Montgomery, Morgan, Morris, Muhlenberg, Owens, Page,
Patterson, Fiankhn Pieice, Peyton, Phelps," John Reynolds,
Ripley, Robertson, Rodger, Seymour, Augustine H. Shep-
perd, Shields, Shinn, Sickles, Sloane, Smith, Spangler,
Standefer, Storer, Taliaferro, Thomas, John Thomson,
Toucey, Towns, Undeiwood, Waul, Wa-hmgton, Ehsha
Whuth'sov, Thomas T. Whittlesey, Lewis Williams, and
NAYS—Messrs. Adams, Heman Allen, Bailey, Beau-
mont, Bouldin, Chirk, Coles, Darlington, Grennell, Hiland
Hall, Hazeltme, Hester, Lawience, Lincoln, Love, Milli-
gan, Dutee J. Pearce, Phillips, Potts, Heed, Russell, and
So the second resolution was adopted.
The joint resolution adopted this morning
having been returned from the Senate with the
Strike out all after the word " suspended," and insert" so
far as relates to &uch acts as have already passed both
Houses, and have been signed by the presiding officers
Mr. THOMAS moved that the House con-
Mr. JARVIS moved to except from the opera-
tion of this resolution the bill passed on Saturday
night last confirming the titles to certain land
claims in the State of Missouri.
Mr. GARLAND, of Louisiana, demanded the
previous question; which was seconded by the
House—yeas 87, nays 39.
Mr. JARVIS callcd for the yeas and nays upon
ordering the main question; but they were re-
fused; and the main question was ordered.
Mr. BOND asked for the yeas and nays on the
main question; but they were refused; and the
amendment of the Senate was concurred in with-
out a count.
Mr. HARDIN moved to take up the resolu-
tion to pay $250 extra to each of the little boys
attending m the House, (in addition to their pay
of 50 per day;) which was agreed to.
Mr. TALIAFERRO offered an amendment to
give the post office messengers £750 per annum.
Mr. HARDIN moved the previous question;
which was seconded—ayes 79, noes 59; and the
mam question was ordered; put, and agreed to.
Mr. EVANS asked the consent of the House
!i to offer a resolution directing the Clerk of the
House to pay, out of the contingent fund, the
amount of the expenses in providing books for
the new members. [The Senate had stricken out
the item from the supplementary appropriation
bill on Saturday last.]
Mr. JOHNSON, of Tennessee, objected.
Mr. EVANS moved a suspension of the rules;
which was agreed to—ayes 91, noes 35.
Mr. JOHNSON hoped the House would con-
sent to the yeas and nays, so that the country
might see who it was that voted in the affirmative.
He wished, also, an opportunity of recording his
own vote in the negative. The yeas and nays
were accordingly ordered.
After some remarks by Messrs. PATTON and
Mr. CAMBRELENG said the resolution was
a blank, for there was not a dollar remaining of
the contingent fund, out of which the Clerk could
pay this money. He said it was extraordinary
that the resolution should be introduced and ad-
vocated now, when, on Saturday night, there was
not a single dissentient voice heard to concurring
in the amendment of the Senate striking out this
very appropriation from the bill.
The question was then taken, and decided in
the negative—yeas 56, nays 79.
So the resolution was not agreed to.
On motion of Mr. JOHNSON, of Kentucky,
the House took up the joint resolution from the
Senate, proposing the appointment of a joint com-
mittee to wait on the President of the United
States with the usual message; and the commit-
tee on the part of the House was ordered to con-
sist of two.
Mr. LEWIS moved a suspension of the rules
for the purpose of offering a resolution to pay
to the Sergeant-at-Arms, Doorkeeper, Assistant
Doorkeeper, and postmaster,$300 each, for extra
services during the present session; which was
lost—only 65 voting m the affirmative.
Mr. VINTON asked the consent of the House
to submit a proposition to repeal the rule requiring
a vote of two thirds to suspend rules in relation
to the order of business; which was lost.
Mr. CAMBRELENG moved a suspension of
the rules, for the purpose of offering a resolution
to pay extra to the lamplighters, &c.
Mr. LEWIS moved to amend the resolution,
by adding the one he had just offered.
Mr. HARDIN briefly opposed the amendment,
and it was negatived.
The House agreed to suspend the rules for the
original proposition of Mr. Cambrbleng—83 to
Mr. HOWARD moved a suspension of the
rules, for the purpose of offering the following
Resolved, That the report of the Committee on Roads and
Canals on sundry memorial^ praying Congress to complete
the Cumberland road east of the liver Ohio, by constructing
a bridge between the town of Wheeling and the island in
Virginia opposite thereto, together with the hill accompa-
nying the report, be referred to the Secretary of War, with
instructions to cause the plan and estimates therein to be
revi&ed, and to report theieupon to this House as early as
convenient at the ensuing session of Congiess.
The motion was lost—only 43 voting in the
Mr. CHAPIN, from the Committee on Revolu-
tionary Claims, asked that the committee be dis-
charged from the further consideration of the
petitions submitted to them, and that the papers
lie on the table; which motion was agreed to.
On motion of Mr. HARDIN, all the committees
of the House were discharged from the further
consideration of such subjects as had been referred
to them and had not been acted on.
Mr. JOHNSON, of Kentucky, from the select
joint committee appointed to wait on the Presi-
dent of the United States, made the usual report.
Mr. CALHOON, of Kentucky, after some
explanation, moved a reconsideration of the vote
by which the House had adopted the resolution
of censure upon his colleague, Mr. Williams,
which, after some discussion by that gentleman,
Messrs. SUTHERLAND, JARVIS, PARKS,
PEYTON, MERCER, JOHNSON, PARKER,
and LUCAS, was agreed to.
On motion of Mr. WARD,
The House then adjourned at half-past ■ two
o'clock, p. m., till the first Monday in December
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