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nor sball it hereafter charter private corpora- 1 several States and Territories and the District tions to carry on business within the States. of Columbia according to the valuation of

1871, December 5-Mr. POTTER proposed a property within the same, respectively, so that new article:

every person and corporation shall pay a tax Section 1. The President and Vice Pres- in proportion to his, her, or its property, such ident hereafter elected shall hold office during valuation to be ascertained in such manner as the term of six years; but no person shall be Congress may prescribe: Provided, That the reëligible to be President who has been once property of the United States, of the several elected to that office.

States, Territories, the District of Columbia, 1871, December 11-Mr. Coghlan proposed counties, and other municipal corporations, and a new article:

such other property as may be used exclusively Section 1. The public land of the United for agricultural and borticultural societies, for States, except mineral lands, shall not be school, religious, cemetery, and charitable purdisposed of except to actual settlers thereon, poses, shall be exempt from such taxation. for homestead purposes only, and in quanti- Sec. 3. That any State or Territory and the ties limited by general laws.

District of Columbia may assume, assess, colWhich was- March 8, 1872—disagreed to— lect, and pay into the Treasury of the United yeas 85, nays 87:

States the direct tax, or its quota thereof, imYEAs-Messrs. Acker, Ambler, Archer, Arthur, posed by Congress under this article, in its Banks, Beatty, Beveridge, J. Brooks, Buffinton, own way and manner, by and through its own Burchard, Burdett, B. F. Butler, R. R. Butlerofficers, assessors, and collectors; but if any elnburg. Forker, C. Foster, H. D. Foster, W.D. Fos- State or Territory or the District of Columbia ter, Garfield, Garrett, Golladay, Griffith. Haldeman, shell fail to pay into the Treasury of the Hancock, Handley, Harmer, Havens Hawley, J; W. United States its quota or proportion of such King, Lamport, Lew18, Lowe. Manson, McClelland, direct tax within months afier the same MeCrary, McIntyre. McNeely, Merriam, B. F. Meyers, shall have been laid and apportioned, such ker, 1. C. Parker. Peck, E. Perry, Potter, Randali, tax, together with the cost of assessing and Read, E. Y. Rice, J.' M Rice, Ritchie, Sargent. collecting the same, shall be assessed and colStevenson, Storm, Strong: Sloann, Tyner. Upson, District of Columbia so failing to pay the Sbanks, H. B. Smith, Snapp, Sprague, Stevens, lected within such State or Territory or the Van Trump, Vaughan, Whitthorne, Willard, Williams of Indiana, Winchester, Wood-85.

same in such

as Congress may NAYS-Messrs. Adams, Ames, Averill, Barber, direct. Barry, Bell, Bigby, Bingham, Bird, Braxton, G. M. Brooks, Buckley, Caldwell, Cobb, Coburn, Comingo,

1871, December 11-Mr. Morgan proposed Cooger, Conner, Darrall,' Davis, Dawes, Donnan, a new article: Dox, Du Bose, Duke, Dunnell, Eldredge, Frye, Hanks, SEC, 1. Naturalized citizens of the United Harper, G. E. Harris, J. 1. Harrix, Hays. G. W: States shall be eligible to the offices of Presi. Lamison, Lansing, Leach, McCormick, McGrew, Mc- dent and Vice President. Any provision in Morphis, Packer, Palmer, Pendleton, Poland, Porter, by declared void and of no effect. Henry, McJunkin, Mercur, Merrick, Mitchell, Morey, the Constitution inconsistent herewith is here. Rainey, E. H. Roberts, J. Rogers, Rusk, Sawyer, Sessions, Sheldon, Sherwood, Shober, Shoemaker, 1872, January 8—Mr. MORGAN moved to sus. Slater, J. A. Smith, W.C. Smith, Snyder, T. J. Speer, pend the rules and pass the resolution; which Terry, Thomas, Turner, Tuthill, Wakeman, Walden: was disagreed to-yeas 81, nays 65 : Waldron, Wallace, Warren, Wheeler, Young-87. YEAS — Messrs. Acker, Adams, Archer, Arthur, 1871, December 11-Mr. King proposed a Beatty, Beck, Bird, G. Blair, Braxton, Bright,

Buckley, Burchard, B. F. Butler, Caldwell, Coghian, new article, (preamble omitted :)

Conger, Cotton, Cox, Crossland, Dox, Du Bore, Duke, Sec. 1. It shall not be lawful for the white Dunnell, Eldredge, Ely, Farnsworth, Finkelnburg, inhabitants of the United States, either male Frye, Garrett, Getz, Goodrich, Hancock, Handley,

Harper, J, T. Harris, Hay, Hereford, Herndon, Hibor female, to contract bonds of matrimony, bard, Holman, Kerr, King, Leach, Lynch, Marshall, or enter into the marriage relation, with the McClelland, McCormick, McHenry B. F. Meyers, African or other colored inhabitants of the Morgan, Niblack, H. W. Parker, 1. C. Parker, Porter, United States; and all such marriages are Roberts, J. Rogers, Roosevelt, Sheldon, Sherwood,

Potter, Randall, Read, E. Y. Rice, J. M. Rice, W. R. hereby forever prohibited.

Slater, Slosa, T. J. Speer, Starkweather, Stevens, SteSec. 2. And said fourteenth amendment venson, Swann, Terry, Van Trump, Waadell, Walden,

Wells,

Whiteley, Whitthorne, Williams of New York, shall not be understood or construed as pro. Winchester, Wood-81. hibiting the States from making and enforcing NAYS-Messrs. Ambler, Averill, Banks, Barber, such laws as may be necessary to provide for Barry Beveridge, 4. Blair. G. M. Brooks, Buffinthe education of the children of the colored W.D. Foster, Gartield, Hale,G. E. Harris, G.W. Hazelinhabitants of the United States in schools and ton, J. W. Hazelton, Hoar, Hooper, Houghton, Kelcolleges separate and apart from the schools Merriam, Monroe. Moore, L. Myers, Negley. Orr,

ley, Lewis, Lowe, Maynard, McCrary,McKee, Mercur, and colleges for the education of the children Packard. Packer. Palmer. Peck, Peters, Platt, Poland, of the white inhabitants.

Ritchie, E. H. Roberts, Rusk, Sessions, Shanks, 1871, December 11-Mr. McNeely proposed Sprague, Turner, Twichell, Tyner, Upson Wake

Shellabarger, H. B. Smith, J. A. Smith, Snapp, a new article :

man, Waldron, Walls, Wheeler, Willard, Williams Sec. 1. Congress shall have no power to lay of Indiana, J. M. Wilson, J. T. Wilson—65. and collect duties on imports or excises. 1872, January 22—Mr. MORGAN moved to

Sec. 2. That Congress shall raise such reve- suspend the rules and pass the resolution ; nue as may be required under the Constitution which was disagreed to-yeas 91, nays 75, by a direct tax laid annually upon the United (not voting 74:) States, which shall be apportioned among the YEAS - Messrs. Acker, Archer, Arthur, Beatty,

Beck, Bell, Bird, J. G. Blair, Braxton, Bright, Burch- any part thereof, shall be adjudged constitu. Cox, Crebs, Crossland, Dox, Du Bose, Duell. Duke, tional, such law, or part thereof,

80 adjudged Dunnell, Eldredge, Farnsworth, Farwell, Finkeln- to be constitutional, shall be operative and burg, C. Foster, Garrett, Getz, Golladay, Goodrich, sball be enforced. If the law, or any part per, J. T. Harris, Hay, Hereford. Herndon, Hibbard, thereof, shall be adjudged unconstitutional, Kerr, King, Lamison, Leach, Manson, Marshall, Mc- then such law, or part thereof, so adjudged to Clelland, McCormick, McCrary, McHenry, McIntyre, be unconstitutional, shall be inoperative, and McNeely, B. F. Meyers, Morgan, Morphis, Niblack shall not be enforced. H. W. Parker, I. c. Parker, E. Perry, Porter. Potter, Price, Read, E. Y. Rice, J. M. Rice, J. Rogers, Second. The Supreme Court shall have Sherwood, Shober, Shoemaker, Slater, Sloss, T. J. appellate jurisdiction in all cases when the Speer, Stevens, Stevenson, Storm, Sutherlund, Swannwrit of habeas corpus will lie in the several Terry, Vaughan, Voorhees, Waddell, Warren, Wells. Federal courts inferior to the Supreme Court. Whiteley, Whitthorne, Wood, Young-91,

Nays-Messrs. Ambler, Averill, Banks, Barber. The right of appeal from such inferior tribuBrooks, Butlinton, Burdett, R. R. Butler, W. 1: nal to the Supreme Court shall not be Clark, Cobb. Darrall, Dawes, Donnan, Eames, w: abridged. D. Foster, Garfield, Hale, Hawley, J. W. Hazelton, 1872, January 22–Mr. Isaac C. PARKER proHoar, Houghton, Kelley, Lowe, Maynard, McGrew, McJunkin, Mercur, Merriam, 'Monroe, Moore, L: posed a new article: Myers, Orr, Packard, Palmer, Peck, Pendleton, Section 1. No person shall be eligible to Perce, A. F. Perry, Platt, Poland, Rainey, Ritchie, the office of President or Vice President of Ē. H. Roberts, Sargent, Sawyer, Seeley, Sessions, the United States while such person is a memSnapp, Snyder, Sprague. Stoughton, Stowell, Taffe, ber of the Senate or House of Representatives W. Townsend, Turner, Twichell, Upson, Wakeman, of the United States, nor for two years after Walden, Waldron. Wallace, Walls, Wheeler, Wil- such membership shall cease. lard, Williams of Indiana, J. T. Wilson-75. 1871, December 18—Mr. Comingo proposed article:

1872, April 8-Mr. HAWLEY proposed a new a new article:

Tbe Senate of the United States aball be No Territory or district of country shall composed of two Senators from each State, hereafter be admitted into the Union as a chosen by the people thereof for six years, State that does not contain a representative and the electors in each State shall have the population that will entitle it to at least one qualifications requisite for electors of the Representative, according to the ratio of rep most numerous branch of the State Legisla. resentation at the time of its admission.

ture; and if vacancies happen by resignation 1872, January 8—Mr. McCrary proposed a or otherwise, the executive authority of such new article:

State shall issue writs of election to fill such All civil officers of the United States, ex vacancies. cept judges of the supreme and inferior courts, April 29—Mr. GOLLADAY submitted the folthe heads of Departments, and those whose lowing as a new article: duties are temporary in their character, shall

The Congress shall have no power to make hold office for à term of four years, unless a any grants of the public lands of the United longer term shall be fixed by law. Congress States, except for purposes of homesteads and may by law provide for the election by the peo- common-school education of the people of the ple, of postmasters, and other officers whose respective States and Territories. Nor shall duties are to be performed within the limits of Congress make any law impairing the obligaany State or part of a State ; but the Presi- tion of contracts, nor shall they bereafter dent shall have the power of removal of any charter private corporations to carry on busisuch officer, whether appointed or elected, for ness within the States. any cause affecting the incumbent's charac

May 6-Mr. POLAND submitted the followter, habits, or other qualifications, excepting ing new article: political or religious opinions.

No Senator or Representative shall, during 1872, January 8--Mr. SNAPP proposed a new the time for which he was elected, be chosen article:

President or Vice President; nor sball any Sec. 1. No person shall be eligible to the judge of any court of the United States be office of President of the United States who chosen President or Vice President withia is, or has been, a judge of the Supreme Court two years after the termination of his judicial of the United States.

office. 1872, January 15—Mr. MCINTYRE proposed 1872, March 4-Mr. WILLIAM T. Jones, a new article :

Delegate from the Territory of Wyoming, First. The Supreme Court of the United proposed a new article: States shall have original as well as appellate SECTION 1. The House of Representatives jurisdiction in cases involving or affecting the shall be composed of members chosen every constitutionality of any Federal law so far as second year by the people of the several States to determine the question of the constitution- and Territories of the United States ; and hereality of the same; and the Supreme Court, after each of the organized Territories of the upon the application of any State, corporation, United States shall be entitled to one Repor person suggesting the unconstitutionality of resentative in the House of Representatives, any Federal law, or any part thereof, on notice who shall be entitled to all the privileges and to the Executive of the United States, within powers enjoyed by members from the several six months from the date of said application, States. shall determine the question. If the law, or Sec. 2. No distinction as to the qualifica.

tions of electors in the States or Territories preamble to the Constitution, after the words shall bereafter be made on account of sex. * We, the people of the United States,” the

following: “Religious Amendment.

Acknowledging Almighty God as the source The National Association, whose object is of all authority and power in civil government, to secure a recognition of Almighty God and the Lord Jesus Christ as the Ruler among the the Christian religion in the Constitution of nations, and His revealed will as of supreme the United States, ask for the substance of authority, in order to constitute a Christian the following amendment: to insert in the government.

VIII.

THIRTEENTH, FOURTEENTH, AND FIFTEENTH AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION, AND VOTES ON

THE VALIDITY THEREOF.

ARTICLE XIII.*

members of the Legislature thereof, is denied SEC. 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary to any of the male inhabitants of such State, servitude, except as a punishment for crime being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of whereof the party shall have been duly con- the United States, or in any way abridged, victed, shall exist within the United States, or except for participation in rebellion or other any place subject to their jurisdiction. crime, the basis of representation therein shall

Sec. 2. Congress shall have power to en- be reduced in the proportion which the num. force this article by appropriate legislation.

ber of such male citizens shall bear to the ARTICLE XIV.

whole number of male citizens twenty.one Sec. 1. All persons born or naturalized years of age in such State. in the United States, and subject to the juris; Representative in Congress

, or elector of

Sec. 3. No person shall be a Senator or diction thereof, are citizens of the United President and Vice President, or hold any States, and of the States wherein they reside. Office, civil or military, under the United No State shall make or enforce any law which States, or under any State, who, having preshall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall viously taken an oath as a member of conany State deprive any person of life, liberty, gress, or as an officer of the United States, or

as a member of any State Legislature, or as or property without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the to support the Constitution of the United

an executive or judicial officer of any State, equal protection of the laws. SEC. 2. Representatives shall be appor rebellion against the same, or given aid or

States, shall have engaged in insurrection or tioned among the several States according to

But Con their respective numbers, counting the

whole comfort to the enemies thereof. number of persons in each State, excluding press may by a vote of two thirds of each

House remove such disability. lodians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors of the United States, authorized by law, includ

Sec. 4. The validity of the public debt for President and Vice President of the United ing debts incurred for payment of pensions States, Representatives in Congress, the exec- and bounties for services in suppressing insurutive and judicial officers of a State, or the rection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.

*Declared ratified by Mr. Secretary Seward, De- But neither the United States nor any State cember 18, 1865. For certificate, see McPherson's shall assume or pay any debt or obligation History of Reconstruction, page 6.

incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion Declared ratified by Mr. Secretary Seward: July against the United States, or any claim for the 28, 1868. For certificate, see McPherson’s History loss or emancipation of any slave; but all

Respecting the history of this section of the such debts, obligations, and claims shall be amendment, it is proper to say that the clause

de: held illegal and void. fining citizens was not reported from the joint Committee on Reconstruction, but was offered in Sec 5. The Congress shall have power to the Senate by Mr. JACOB M. Howard, of Michigan, | enforce, by appropriate legislation, the proas an amendment to the section as passed by the visions of this article. Houso. But the residue of the section was reported from the joint Committee on Reconstruction, in

ARTICLE XV.* which it was offered in the precise form in which it stands by Mr. John A. BINGHAM, of Ohio, a mem- Sec. 1. The right of citizens of the United ber of the committee, as stated hy him in a speech in States to vote shall not be denied or abridged the House of Representatives, March 31, 1871, (Congressional Globe, volume 86, page 83.) and as appears from the unpublished journal of said committee, now *Declared ratified by Mr. Secretary Fish, March in the hands of the heirs of the late Senator FESSEN- 30, 1870. For certificate, see McPherson's History DEN, of Mainé, its chairman.

of Reconstruction, page 545.

by the United States, or by any State. on relation to the ratification of the fifteenth arti. account of race, color, or previous condition cle of amendments to the Constitution by the of servitude.

States of Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas; SEC. 2. The Congress shall have power to and also the validity and binding force of the to enforce this article by appropriate legisla ratification of said article by either of said tion.

States, is called in question by the resolutions

aforesaid : Therefore, In House.

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of 1871, March 13—Mr. JEREMIAH M. Wilsox Representatives, &c., That the Congress of moved to suspend the rules to enable him to the United States had the lawful power to im. introduce, and the House to pass, the follow pose upon the said States the ratification of

the fifteenth article of amendments to the Coning joint resolution :

Whereas the Democratic members of the stitution as a condition-precedent to represenate of the State of Indiana voted for and sentation in Congress, and that the ratification passed through that branch of the Legislature thereof, pursuant to such act of Congress, by of said State the following joint resolution, to either of said States is valid, to all intents and wit:

purposes, and binding upon the States so rati. “Joint resolution of the Legislature of Indi. State having so ratified has no lawful right to

fying, and upon all the States, and that the ana withdrawing its assent to the ratification rescind the same. of the fifteenth article of amendments to the

And be it further resolved, That the thirConstitution. Resolved by the General Assembly of the amendments to the Constitution of the United

teenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth articles of State of Indiana, That the pretended ratifica States have been duly ratified by the Legis. tion of the fifteenth amendment proposed to latures of three fourths of the several States, the Constitution of the United States on the and that said amendments are valid to all in. part of the State of Indiana was and is null tents and purposes as a part of the Constituand void, and of no binding force or effect tion of the United States, and as such binding whatever, and the counting of the vote of the and obligatory upon the Executive, the Con. State in favor of the same was done without gress, the several States and Territories, and any lawful warrant or authority, and that, pro all the citizens of the United States. testing against the same, this General Assem

Which (two thirds not having voted in the bly does now withdraw and rescind all action, affirmative) was not agreed 10-yeas 109, nays perfect or imperfect, on the part of this State, 76, not voting 38: purporting to assent to and ratify said proposed

YEAS-Messrs. Ambler, Averill, Barber, 'Beatty, fifteenth amendment.

Bigby, Bingham, A. Blair, J. G. Blair, G. M. Brooks, · Resolved, further, by the authority afore. Buckley,

Butiinton, Burchard, Burdett, R. R. Butsaid, That Congress has no lawful power ler, F. Clarke, Cobb, Coburn, Conger, Cook, Cotton, derived from the Constitution of the United nell, Eames. Elliott, Farnsworth. Finkelnburg, C. States, nor from any other source whatever, Foster, Frye, Garfield, Goodrich. Hale, Harmer. G. to require any State of the Union to ratify an E. Harris, Havens, Hawley, G. W. Hazelton, J.'w. amendment proposed to the Constitution of Killinger, Kinsella. Lamport. Lansing, Lynch, the United Siates as a condition-precedent to Maynard McCrary, McGrew, McJunkin, Merriam, representation in Congress; that all such acts Monroe, Moore, Morey, Morphis, L. Myers, Orr, of ratification are null and void ; and the votes Platt, Poland, Porter, Prindle, Rainey, E. H.

Packard. Packer, Palmer, Pendleton. Perce, Peters, 80 obtained ought not to be counted to affect Roberts, Rusk, Sawyer, Scofield, Seeley, Sessions, the rights of the people and the States of the Shanks. Sheldon, Shellabarger, Shoemaker. H. B. whole Union; and that the State of Indiana Smith, T. A. Smith, T. J. Speer, Sprague, Steven:

son, Stoughton, Stowell, St. John, Sutherland, protests and solemnly declares that the so- Sypher, Taffe, Thomas, W. Townsend, Twichell, Called fifteenth amendment is not this day, Tyner. Upson, Wakeman, Walden, Waldron, Wal: nor ever has been in law, a part of the Consti- Indiana, J. M.'Wilson, J. 'r. Wilson-109. tution of the United States.

Nays-Messrs. Acker, Adams, Archer, , Arthur, Resolved, further, by the authority afore- Beck, Biggs, Bird,

Braxton, Bright, J. Brooks, Coldsaid, That the State of Indiana does now pru; Crossland, Davis, Doc,' Du Bose, Duke, Eldredge, pose and ask that the Congress of the United Forker, Garrett, Getz, Golladuy, Grifith, Haldeman, States may and will, as soon as practicable, Handley, Hanks, Harper, J., T. Harris, Hcreford, call a convention of the States and the people, Clelland, McCormick, McHenry, McIntyre, McKinaccording to the provisions of the fifth article ney, Merrick, B. : Meyers, Morgan," Niblack, of the Constitution of the United States, for Parker, E. Perry, Potter, Price. Randall, Read, the purpose of proposing amendments to said E. Y. Rice, J. M. Rice, Ritchie, 'Robinson, Shober,

Slater, Slose, R. M. Speer, Storm, Swann, Terry, Constitution for the ratification by the States. Tuthill, Van Trump. Vaughan, Voorhees, Waddell,

Resolved, further, by the authority afore- Warren, Welle, Whitthorne, Williams of New York, said, That the Governor of Indiana be, and is

Wood, Young76.

Nor Voting-Messrs. Ames, Banks, Barry, B. F. hereby, directed to transmit an authenticated Butler, Crebs, Darrall, Duell. Ely, Farwell, H, D. copy of these resolutions, and the preamble Fuster, Halsey, Hambleton, Hay, Hays, Hill, Kerr, thereto, to each of the Governors of the sev. Negley, Peck. A. 1. Perry, W. R. Roberts, eral States of the Union, and to each of our Rogers, Roosevelt, Sherwood, Slocum, w. c. Smith, Senators and Representatives in Congress.'' Snyder, Stevens, D. Townsend, Turner, Walls, Wash

And whereas the validity of the act of Con- burn, Winchester-38. gress approved the 10th day of April, 1869, in 1872, February 5—Mr. PETERS offered the

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following, and moved to suspend the rules and Brooks, Buckley, Buffinton, Burchard, Burdett, adopt it :

B. F. Butler, R. R. Butler, Campbell, Carroll, W.T.

Clark, Cobb, Coburn, Comingo, Conger, Cotton, Cox. Resolved, That the thirteenth, fourteenth, Crebs, Creely. Dickey, Donnan, Dox, Duell, Duke and fifteenth amendments to the Constitution Dunnell, Eames, Edwards, Eldredge, Ely, Farnsof the United States having been ratified by (ter, Frye, Garrett, Getz, Çolladay, Goodrich, Griffith,

worth, Farwell, Finkelnburg, C. Foster, W. D. Fosthe number of State Legislatures necessary to Haldeman, Hale, Hancock, Handley. Harmer, Harper, make their adoption valid and binding, as well G. E. Harris, Havens, Hawley, Hay, Hays, G. W. as having been sanctioned by the most signifi. Holman, Hooper, Houghton, Kelley, Kerr, Ketcham, cant popular approval, the highest pairiotism Killinger, King, Lamison, Lamport, Lench. Lowe, and most enlightened public policy demand of Lynch, Manson, Marshall, Maynard, McClellond, all political parties and all citizens an acqui- Neely, Mercur, Merriam. Merrick, Monroe, Moore, escence in the validity of such constitutional Morphis, L. Myers, Negley, Packard, Packer. Palprovisions, and such reasonable legislation of mer, H. W. Parker, I. C. Parker. Peck, Pendleton, Congress as may be necessary to make them dle, Rainey. Randall, E. Y.' Rice, E. H. Roberts, in their letter and spirit most effectual. W. R. Roberts, Robinson, Roosevelt, Sargent, Sawyer,

Which was agreed to-yeas 124, nays 58, Sherwood, Sincum, J. A. Smith, W. c. Smith, Snapp, not voting 57:

T. J. Speer, Starkweather, Stevens, Stevenson, Storm, YEAS-Messrs. Ambler, Averill, Banks, Barber, Stoughton, Stowell, Strong, Sutherland, Stoann, SyBeatty, Bell, Beveridge, Bigby, Bingham, A. Blair, pher, Thomas, W. Townsend, Turner, Twicbell, TyG. M. Brooks, Buckley, Butlinton, Burchard,

Bur: ner, Upson, Waddell, Wakeman, Walden, Waluron, dett, B. F. Butler, R. R. Butler, w. T. Clark, F. Wallace, Walls, Warren, Wells, Wheeler, Whiteley. Clarke, Cobb, Coburn, Coghlan, Conger, Cotton,

Cox: Willard, Williams of Indiana, J. M. Wilson, J. Ť. Darrall, Dickey, Donnan, Duell, Dunnell, Eames, Wilson, Wood—166. Farnsworth, Farwell, Finkelnburg, C. Foster, W.

NAYS-Messrs. Acker, Adams, Arthur, Bigge, ConD. Foster, Frye, Garfield, Goodrich, Griffith, Hale, ner, Critcher, Crossland, Davis, Du Bose, Hambleton, Harmer, G. E. Harris, Havens, Hawley, Hay,'G. W. Hanks, Hereford, Lewis, McHenry, Niblack, Read, Hazelton, J. W. Hazelton, Hoar, Hooper, Houghton, J. M. Rice, Ritchie, Terry, Voorhees, Winchester, Kelley, Ketcham, Killinger, 'Lamport, Lansing, Young--22. Lowe, Lynch, Maynard, AscClelland, McGrew, Mc- 1872, February 12-The vote was taken on Junkin, McKee, Merriam, Monroe, Moore, Morey, Morphis, L. Myers, Negley, Orr, Packard, Packer, suspending the rules, and passing the followPalmer, H. W. Parker, I. c. Parker, Peck, Pendle- ing resolution offered on the 5th by Mr. ton, Perce, Peters, Piatt, Poland, Porter, Prindlc, STEVENSON : Rainey, E. H. Roberts, Rusk, Sargent, Sawyer, Seeley, Sessons, Shanks, Sheldon, Shellabarger, Sher

Resolved, That we recognize as valid and wood, J. A. Smith, W. C. Smith, Snapp, T. J. Speer, binding all existing laws passed by Congress Sprague, Starkweather, Stevenson, Stoughton, for the enforcement of the thirteenth, fourStowell,'Strong, Sutherland, Sypher, Taffe, Thomas, teenth, and fifteenth amendments to the ConWalden, Waldron, Wallace, Walls, Wells, Wheeler, stitution of the United States, and for the Whiteley, Willard, Williams of Indiana, J.M. Wil- protection of citizens in their rights under the son, John T. Wilson-124. NAYS-Messrs. Acker, Adams, Arthur, Barnum,

Constitution as amended. Beck, Biggs, Bright, Caldwell, Campbell, Comingo, The vote was-yeas 107, nays 65: Conner, Critcher, Crossland, Davis, Dox, Du Bose, YEAS-Messrs. Ambler, Ames, Averill, Banks, Duke, Eldredge, Garrett, Getz, Gollauay, Haldeman, Barber, Barry, Beatty: Beveridge. Bigby, Bingham Hambleton, Hancock, Handley, Hanks, Harper, Here- Boles, G. M. Brooks, Buffinton, Burchard, Burdett, ford, Herndon, Holman, King. Lamison, Lewis, Mun- B. F. Butler, W.T. Clark, F. Clarke, Cobb, Coburn, 8on, Marshall, McHenry, McIntyre, McNeely, Mer- Coghlan, Conger, Cotton. Dawes. Donnan, Duell, rick, Niblack, Price, Read, E. Y. Rice. J. M. Rice, Dunnell, Finkelnburg, C. Foster, W. D. Foster, Frye, Ritchie, Slater, Sloss, Storm, Swann, Terry, Yan Garfield, Goodrich, Hale, Halsey, Harmer, Havens,

Trump, Vaughan, Voorhees, Waddell, Warren, Whit- Hawley, Hny, Hays, G. W. Hazelton, J. W. Hazelthorne, Winchester, Young-58.

ton, Hill, Hoar. Hooper, Kelley, Ketcham, KillinNor Voting-Messrs. Ames, Archer. Barry, Bird, ger, Lamport. Lansing, Lowe, Maynard, McGrew, J. G. Blair, Braxton, J. Brooks, Carroll, Crebs, McJunkin, McKee, Mercur, Merriam, Morphis, L. Creeiy, Dawes,

De Large, Edwards, Elliott, Ely. Myers, Negley, Orr, Packard. Packer, Palmer, I. C. Forker, H. D. Foster, Halsey, J. T. Harris, Hays, Parker, Peck, Pendleton, Perce, A. F. Perry, Peters, Hibbard, Hill, Kellogg, Kendall, Kerr, Kinsella, Platt, Poland, Porter, Prindle, Rainey, E. H. RobLeach, McCormick, McCrary, McKinney, Mercur, erts, Rusk, Sargent, Seeley, Shanks, Sheldon, ShelB. F. Meyers, Mitchell, Morgan, A.F. Perry, E. Perry, labarger, J. A. Smith, Snapp, Snyder, T. J. Speer, Potter, Randall, W. R. Roberts, Robinson, J. Rogers, Sprague, Starkweather, Stevenson, Stoughton, Roosevelt, Scofield, Shober, Shoemaker, Slocum, H. Stowell, Sypher, Taffe, w. Townsend, Turner, Boardman Smith, Snyder, R. M. Speer, Stevens, St. Twichell, Tyner, Upson, Wakeman, Walden, WalJohn, D. Townsend, Tuthill, Twichell, Williams of dron, Wallace, Whiteley, Willard, Williams of InNew York, Wood-57.

diana, J. M. Wilson, J. T. Wilson-107. Same day—Mr. James Brooks offered the Bird, Bright, J. Brooks, Caldwell, Comingo, Conner,

Nays-Messrs. Acker, Adams, Arthur, Beck, Bell, following, and moved to suspend the rules and Cox, Crossland, Davis, Dox, Du Bose, Duke, Eldredge, adopt it:

Garrett, Getz, Golladay, Griffith, Haldeman, Handley,

Hanks, J. T. Harris, Herndon, Hibbard, Holman, Resolved, That we recognize the thirteenth, King, Kinseila, Lamison, Lewis, McClelland. McCorfourteenth, and fifteenth amendments to the mick, McHenry, McIntyre, McNeely, Merrick, NibConstitution as valid parts thereof; which was Read,"j. M. Rice, W. R. Roberts, Sherwood, Shober, agreed to-yeas 166, nays 22:

Slater,

Slocum, Sloss, Stevens, Storm, Vaughan. VoorYEAS.—Messrs. Ambler, Averill, Banks, Barber, hees, Waddell, Warren, Wells, Whitthorne, Williams Barnum, Beatty, Beck, Bell, Beveridge, Bigby, Bing: of New York, Winchester, Wood, Young–65. -ham, Bird, J. G. Blair, Bright, G. M. Brooks, TJ Two-thirds being required, the motion failed.

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