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Bills and Resolutions, Senate, 37th Congress

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Agreeably to notice, Mr. Chandler asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the confiscation of property belonging to rebels. (S. 26)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Davis asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Declaring certain persons to be alien enemies, forfeiting their property to the United States, and creating a lieu on said property in favor of loyal persons, to ... (S. 134)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Foster asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the occupation and cultivation of the cotton and other lands in possession of the United States lying along the southern coast of the United States. (S. 201)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Grimes asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To further promote the efficiency of the navy. (S. 82)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Grimes asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Grimes with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics; considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed to, and made the special order ... (S. 82)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Harris asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Harris with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the safe-keeping and maintenance of United ... (S. 199)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Howe asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Further amending the articles of war. (S. 398)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Lane, of Kansas, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Mr. Lane, of Kansas, with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert, those printed in italics. A Bill [Providing for the extinction of Indian ... (S. 413)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Latham asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the select committee on the subject appointed on the 16th instant, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To secure contracts and to provide for the safe, certain, and more speedy transportation, by railroad, of the mails, troops, ... (S. 30)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. McDougall asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Mr. Nesmith with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To authorize a change of appropriation for the payment ... (S. 112)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Trumbull asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the confiscation of the property of rebels, and giving freedom to the persons they hold in slavery. (S. 78)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to a select committee of nine members, to be appointed by the Vice-President, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To promote the efficiency of the army. (S. 4)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the organization of a volunteer militia force, to be called the National Guard of the United States. (S. 5)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Providing for the better organization of the military establishment. (S. 3)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the employment of volunteers to aid in enforcing the laws and protecting public property. Whereas certain of the forts, ... (S. 1)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To increase the present military establishment of the United States. (S. 2)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Wilson with amendments, viz: strike out the words within [brackets] and insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill Providing for ... (S. 3)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Wilson with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics. Considered ... (S. 5)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. A Bill In relation to the arrest of persons claimed to ... (S. 126)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Wilson with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. A Bill To define the pay and ... (S. 175)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the more effectual suppression of the slave trade. (S. 173)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wilson, of Missouri, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy, with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To secure the early completion of the ... (S. 181)

Amendment Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, to the bill (S. 153) for the better organization of the cavalry forces, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (S. 153)

Amendment, intended to be proposed by Mr. Doolittle, to the ''Bill to suspend the sale of lands in the islands on the coast of South Carolina and Georgia, in and about Port Royal,'' viz: Insert the following as new sections. Amendment That the seventh section of an act entitled ''An act for the collection of direct taxes in insurrectionary ... (S. 458)

Mr. Anthony asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Printing. Reported by Mr. Anthony with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill In relation to the printing of public documents. (S. 480)

Mr. Anthony asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, without amendment, and that the committee be discharged. A Bill To define the number of major generals and brigadier generals ... (S. 391)

Mr. Arnold asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Arnold without amendment. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to establish and equalize the grades of line officers of the United States navy,'' approved July sixteen, ... (S. 541)

Mr. Arnold, from the Committee on Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Darius S. Cole. (S. 571)

Mr. Arnold, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 79.) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of George Mayo, deceased. (S. 479)

Mr. Browning asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill: which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull without amendment. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to divide the State of Illinois into two judicial districts,'' approved February thirteenth, eighteen ... (S. 102)

Mr. Browning asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Howard without amendment. A Bill To amend ''An act to establish a territorial government for Utah,'' approved September nine, eighteen hundred and fifty, and to facilitate ... (S. 411)

Mr. Browning asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the better organization of the artillery of the army of the United States. (S. 156)

Mr. Carlile asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. On motion of Mr. Carlile the committee were discharged, and on motion of Mr. Davis the bill was referred to a select committee of five. Reported by Mr. Davis without ... (S. 431)

Mr. Carlile asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull without amendment, and adversely. A Bill Supplemental to the act entitled ''An act for the admission of the State of 'West Virginia' into the Union, and for other ... (S. 531)

Mr. Carlile asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To secure to the citizens of the United States their right to personal liberty. (S. 301)

Mr. Chandler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Chandler with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Supplementary to an act approved on the thirteenth July, ... (S. 296)

Mr. Chandler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Cowan without amendment, and committee discharged. A Bill To punish certain offences. (S. 155)

Mr. Chandler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the collection of abandoned property, for the purchase of staples, and for the prevention of frauds in insurrectionary districts within the United ... (S. 544)

Mr. Chandler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Chandler with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the collection of ... (S. 544)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading, accompanied by a report. (No. 52.) A Bill For the relief of Joseph W. Dyer, Ansel L. Dyer, and William W. Dyer. (S. 338)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Concerning the inspection of steamboats. (S. 558)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Francis Huttmann. (S. 262)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Relative to the revenue-cutter service, to provide for the appointment of commissioned officers, and for other purposes. (S. 399)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to create additional collection districts in the State of California, and to change the existing districts therein, and to modify the existing collection districts in the United States,'' ... (S. 203)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the issue of a register to the steam-vessel Blue Bonnet, formerly a British colonial vessel, and to change her name from Blue Bonnet to Peconic. (S. 476)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To change the name of the brig ''Concord'' to that of the ''Rising Sun,'' and to authorize the issuing of an American register to the British colonial-built steam vessel ''City of Toronto,'' and to change her name to that ... (S. 520)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the appointment of surveyors of the customs; and for other purposes. (S. 390)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Changing the name of the American-built schooner ''Curtis Mann'' to that of ''Supply.'' (S. 243)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Changing the name of the American-built schooner ''Tom Dyer'' to that of ''Dolphin.'' (S. 242)

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Requiring the commanders of American vessels sailing to foreign ports to take the oath of allegiance. (S. 202)

Mr. Clark asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. On motion of Mr. Ten Eyck the committee were discharged and the bill referred to a select committee. Reported by Mr. Davis with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and ... (S. 162)

Mr. Clark asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, considered, as in Committee of the Whole, reported to the Senate, read a third time, and passed. Reconsidered, amended, and ordered to lie on the table. A Bill To furnish clothing and supplies to the sailors and men on board the ... (S. 238)

Mr. Clark asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; winch was read twice, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To abolish slavery in the District of Columbia. (S. 216)

Mr. Clark, from the Committee on Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading, accompanied by report No. 44. A Bill For the relief of J. W. Nye. (S. 309)

Mr. Clark, from the Committee on Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William A. Evans. (S. 375)

Mr. Clark, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 58.) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of J. F. Simmons. (S. 353)

Mr. Clark, from the select committee on the subject of confiscating the property and freeing the slaves of rebels, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To suppress insurrection and to punish treason and rebellion, and for other purposes. (S. 310)

Mr. Collamer asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Collamer without amendment. A Bill To repair and complete a post office and court-house in Philadelphia. (S. 168)

Mr. Collamer asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Ten Eyck without amendment. A Bill Providing for the issuing of process to, and the service of the same by, indifferent persons. (S. 291)

Mr. Collamer asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend the laws relating to the Post Office Department. (S. 492)

Mr. Collamer asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To regulate judicial proceedings in certain cases therein mentioned. (S. 457)

Mr. Collamer, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For a joint commission for the preservation of the Atlantic fisheries. (S. 150)

Mr. Collamer, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, submitted a report, (No. 63,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the trustees of A. G. Sloo. (S. 373)

Mr. Cowan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Pomeroy, without amendment, accompanied by a report (No. 104.) A Bill Making a reappropriation of money to pay for work done in the west wing of the Patent Office building. (S. 517)

Mr. Cowan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. On motion of Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, the committee were discharged. A Bill To provide for the construction of a, military and postal railway from the city of ... (S. 508)

Mr. Cowan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Grimes without amendment. A Bill To make an appropriation for the rebuilding and repair of the ''Long Bridge.'' (S. 45)

Mr. Cowan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull without amendment, and adversely. A Bill For the protection of soldiers in the military service of the United States, and to suspend civil proceedings against them ... (S. 293)

Mr. Cowan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and, on motion to refer to a select committee to consist of five members, postponed to to-morrow. Ordered to be printed. A Bill Supplementary to an act passed the thirtieth day of April, anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninety, ... (S. 286)

Mr. Cowan, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the appointment of an Assistant Treasurer of the United States; and to fix the pay of the treasurer, assistant treasurer, clerks, and messengers in the office of the Treasurer of the United States. (S. 526)

Mr. Cowan, from the Committee on Patents, submitted a report. (No. 54,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Jane B. Evans. (S. 346)

Mr. Cowan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read the first and second time. A Bill To prevent and punish fraud on the part of officers intrusted with making of contracts for the government. (S. 43)

Mr. Davis asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill, which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Hale with an amendment, viz: insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Regulating the appointment of midshipmen to the Naval Academy. (S. 452)

Mr. Davis asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Collamer with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To allow the Covington and Cincinnati Bridge Company to construct its bridge at a ... (S. 568)

Mr. Davis asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Harris without amendment, and adversely. A Bill Prescribing an additional oath to be taken by grand and petit jurors serving in the United States courts. (S. 281)

Mr. Davis asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Harris without amendment, and adversely. Mr. Davis submitted the following amendment, viz: strike out all after ''That'' in line 3 within [brackets,] and insert what follows ... (S. 281)

Mr. Davis asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To declare another punishment for the crime of treason against the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 387)

Mr. Dixon asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Hale adversely, and indefinitely postponed. A Bill To restore Lieutenant M. B. Woolsey to the active service list of the navy. (S. 88)

Mr. Dixon asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Dixon with an amendment, viz: Strike out the 3d section, within [brackets.] A Bill To amend ''An act to incorporate the Columbia Institution for the Instruction of ... (S. 80)

Mr. Dixon asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Foster with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill Relating to the judiciary. (S. 113)

Mr. Dixon, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, submitted a manuscript report, accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Cyrus Clapp and his guarantors or sureties. (S. 477)

Mr. Doolittle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. On motion of Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, committee discharged. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act for the collection of direct taxes in insurrectionary ... (S. 444)

Mr. Doolittle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Howard without amendment. A Bill To enlarge the canals and improve the navigation of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers from the Mississippi river to Lake ... (S. 487)

Mr. Doolittle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the collection of direct taxes in insurrectionary districts, and for other purposes. (S. 121)

Mr. Doolittle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To establish a Bureau of Migration. (S. 397)

Mr. Doolittle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Doolittle with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To establish a Bureau of ... (S. 397)

Mr. Doolittle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To grant the proceeds of the sales of certain public lands to aid in the construction of a Northern Pacific railroad. (S. 360)

Mr. Doolittle asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Carlile with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To grant the proceeds of the sales of certain public lands to aid in the ... (S. 360)

Mr. Doolittle asked, and by unanimous consent, obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and ordered to lie on the table and be printed. A Bill For the collection of direct taxes in insurrectionary districts within the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 292)

Mr. Doolittle, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To carry into effect the fourth article of the treaty of Washington, concluded between Great Britain and the United States on the ninth of August, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two. (S. 498)

Mr. Fessenden asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill: which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Foster with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the examination of parties to suits in the courts of the United States, and for ... (S. 167)

Mr. Fessenden asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Mr. Browning without amendment, and accompanied by a report, (No. 6.) A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of J. E. Martin, deceased. (S. 109)

Mr. Fessenden asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act in addition to the ... (S. 334)

Mr. Fessenden asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To prevent and punish frauds upon the revenue, to provide for the more certain and speedy collection of claims in favor of the United States, and for other ... (S. 506)

Mr. Fessenden asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Fessenden with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. A Bill To prevent and punish frauds upon the ... (S. 506)

Mr. Fessenden, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Relating to the compensation of the inspectors of customs at the port of New York. (S. 527)

Mr. Fessenden, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for a further issue of bonds of the United States and of United States notes, and for other purposes. (S. 459)

Mr. Foot, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Chs. F. Anderson. (S. 518)

Mr. Foot, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting certain privileges to the Guardian Society of the District of Columbia. (S. 466)

Mr. Foot, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing the opening of Sixth street west. (S. 226)

Mr. Foster asked and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Considered, amended, made a special order for December 8, 1862, and ordered to be printed as amended. A Bill To provide for the relief of honest but unfortunate ... (S. 324)

Mr. Foster asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Ten Eyck without amendment and adversely. A Bill Supplementary to the act entitled ''An act to authorize protection to be given to citizens of the United States who may discover ... (S. 73)

Mr. Foster asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Foster without amendment and adversely. A Bill To exempt volunteers, during the present rebellion, from the operation of the last proviso of the act of the thirtieth of April, ... (S. 221)

Mr. Foster asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Foster without amendment. A Bill Prohibiting the allowance of certain claims for pensions. (S. 214)

Mr. Foster asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing the President of the United States to accept certain officers to serve in the army of the United States without pay. (S. 149)

Mr. Foster asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To create a Bureau of Agriculture and Statistics. (S. 269)

Mr. Foster asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in addition to the acts prohibiting the slave trade.'' (S. 385)

Mr. Foster asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the relief of honest but unfortunate debtors, and the distribution of their property among their creditors, by the establishment of a uniform ... (S. 324)

Mr. Foster, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Fanny Mactier Smith. (S. 371)

Mr. Foster, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report (No. 93) to accompany the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Caroline T. Renshaw. (S. 534)

Mr. Foster, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report (No. 94) accompanied by the following bill, which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Emma L. Fuller. (S. 535)

Mr. Foster, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 18,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting an invalid pension to Hugh H. Howard, of Hockingport, State of Ohio. (S. 219)

Mr. Foster, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 86,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Elizabeth M. Baxter, widow of the late Robert Baxter, second lieutenant in the tenth regiment of Minnesota volunteers. (S. 514)

Mr. Grimes asked and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to lie on the table and be printed. A Bill Further to regulate proceedings in prize cases, and to amend various acts of Congress in relation thereto. (S. 577)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times, ordered to lie on the table, and be printed. A Bill Concerning letters of marque, prizes, and prize goods. (S. 393)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times, ordered to lie on the table, and be printed. Considered in Committee of the Whole and amended, reported to the Senate and amendments concurred in, viz: Strike out all the bill after '''That,'' where it first occurs, ... (S. 393)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. An Act To define the powers and duties of the levy court of the county of Washington, District of Columbia, in regard to roads, and for other purposes. (S. 532)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Grimes with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To define the powers and ... (S. 532)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Grimes without amendment. A Bill Relating to public schools in the county of Washington and District of Columbia. (S. 471)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Grimes without amendment. A Bill To establish the office of register of deeds for the District of Columbia. (S. 482)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Grimes without amendment. A Bill To provide for the public instruction of youth in primary schools throughout the county of Washington, in the District of ... (S. 533)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Prescribing the qualification of electors in the cities of Washington and Georgetown, District of Columbia. (S. 271)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Lane, of Indiana, without amendment. A Bill For the establishment of certain national arsenals. (S. 342)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson with an amendment, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and the reported amendment agreed to. A Bill To limit the appointment of major generals ... (S. 297)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Grimes without amendment. A Bill To establish a national armory on Rock Island, in the State of Illinois. (S. 19)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Clark without amendment, and adversely. A Bill For the relief of Thomas Sunderland and others. (S. 247)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Grimes with amendments, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill In regard to the administration of criminal justice in the District of Columbia. (S. 137)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Grimes with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the payment of fines and penalties collected by or paid the justices of ... (S. 316)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Grimes without amendment. A Bill Amendatory of an act entitled ''An act to provide for the care and preservation of the works constructed by the United States for ... (S. 231)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Grimes without amendment. A Bill Declaring the ''Act to retrocede the county of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, to the State of Virginia'' to be ... (S. 66)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Grimes without amendment. A Bill Extending the time for carrying into effect the provisions of the third section of the act entitled ''An act relating to highways ... (S. 337)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Grimes without amendment. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to continue, alter, and amend the charter of the city of Washington.'' (S. 230)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Grimes without amendment. A Bill To authorize the corporation of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, to levy and collect a water tax, and for other purposes. (S. 211)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Grimes without amendment. A Bill To provide for the public instruction of youth in primary schools throughout the county of Washington, in the District of ... (S. 240)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Kennedy without amendment. A Bill Relating to highways in the county of Washington and District of Columbia. (S. 124)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Powell without amendment, and adversely. A Bill In relation to landlords and tenants in the District of Columbia. (S. 115)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the better government of the navy of the United States. (S. 348)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the construction of one or more armored ships and floating batteries, and for other purposes. (S. 36)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the construction of a railway from the Navy Yard, Washington, to Georgetown, District of Columbia. (S. 34)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to create a Metropolitan police district of the District of Columbia, and to establish a police therefor,'' ... (S. 250)

Mr. Grimes asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the National Association for the relief of colored women and children. (S. 505)

Mr. Grimes, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to further promote the efficiency of the navy,'' approved December twenty-one, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and for other purposes. (S. 545)

Mr. Grimes, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to accept the title to the League island, in the Delaware river, for naval purposes. (S. 363)

Mr. Grimes, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read the first and second time. A Bill To regulate the police force of the city of Washington. (S. 37)

Mr. Grimes, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To incorporate the Washington and Georgetown Railway Company. (S. 178)

Mr. Grimes, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the codification and revision of the laws of the District of Columbia. (S. 222)

Mr. Grimes, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To repeal that part of an act of Congress that prohibits the circulation of bank notes of a less denomination than five dollars in the District of Columbia. (S. 193)

Mr. Grimes, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read the first and second time. A Bill To provide for the construction of a bridge across the Potomac river. (S. 46)

Mr. Grimes, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read twice, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed to, and made the special order for, Saturday, July 27, at 1 o'clock. A Bill To create a Metropolitan Police District of the District of Columbia, and to establish a police therefor. (S. 49)

Mr. Hale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To increase the number of paymasters in the navy, and to provide for the appointment of assistant paymasters. (S. 13)

Mr. Hale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Hale without amendment. A Bill Authorizing the appointment of an Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and fixing the salary of the same. (S. 20)

Mr. Hale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Committee discharged, and ordered to lie on the table. A Bill Authorizing the President to fill vacancies in certain offices during the recess of the Senate. (S. 55)

Mr. Hale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill Authorizing the President to transfer the money appropriated ... (S. 234)

Mr. Hale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, without amendment, and adversely. A Bill To abolish the rank and grade of medical officers in the United States service. (S. 408)

Mr. Hale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing an additional naval force in time of war or insurrection. (S. 10)

Mr. Hale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing and regulating the employment of volunteers in the navy. (S. 11)

Mr. Hale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing the printing of watch and station bills. (S. 15)

Mr. Hale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the better organization of the marine corps. (S. 14)

Mr. Hale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To alter and regulate the navy ration. (S. 9)

Mr. Hale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the temporary increase of the navy. (S. 12)

Mr. Hale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Ordered to be printed. A Bill Amendatory of ''An act to increase and regulate the pay of the navy,'' approved June one, eighteen hundred and sixty. (S. 263)

Mr. Hale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Hale with amendments, considered as in Committee of the Whole, amendments agreed to, and the bill ordered to be printed as amended. A Bill For the relief of Tilton, ... (S. 378)

Mr. Hale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Hale without amendment. A Bill To repeal an act entitled ''An act to prevent and punish fraud on the part of officers intrusted with making of contracts for the government,'' ... (S. 350)

Mr. Hale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Concerning enlistments in the military service. (S. 357)

Mr. Hale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing the construction of an iron-clad steam ram, iron-clad steam gun-boats, and the completion of Stevens's battery. (S. 232)

Mr. Hale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Providing for the selection of jurors to serve in the several courts in the District of Columbia. (S. 279)

Mr. Hale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with amendments, to wit: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Providing for the selection of ... (S. 279)

Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Regulating the appointment of second lieutenants in the marine corps. (S. 306)

Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Relating to appointments in the naval service. (S. 403)

Mr. Harding, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report, (No. 95,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To grant the right of pre-emption to certain purchasers on the ''Soscol Ranch,'' in the State of California. (S. 537)

Mr. Harlan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill: which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the President of the United States to establish a provisional government in each of the districts of country embraced within the limits of the ... (S. 132)

Mr. Harlan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Clark with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Confirming a land claim in the State[s] of Iowa [and ... (S. 119)

Mr. Harlan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the select committee on the Pacific railroad. On motion by Mr. Harlan, committee discharged, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To establish the gauge of the Pacific railroad and its branches. (S. 483)

Mr. Harlan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For increasing the revenue by reservation and sale of town sites on public lands. (S. 355)

Mr. Harlan asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Harlan, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those in italics. A Bill For increasing the revenue by reservation and ... (S. 355)

Mr. Harland, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To reduce the expenses of the survey and sale of the public lands in the United States. (S. 187)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Committee discharged and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Clark without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Isaac Vanderpoel. (S. 127)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Grimes without amendment. A Bill To incorporate the Washington Railway Company. Whereas Henry G. Fisher, Samuel Sweeney, Samuel S. Moore, J. L. Anderson, and J. ... (S. 68)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To guarantee in certain States a republican form of government. (S. 538)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Harris without amendment. A Bill To facilitate the taking of depositions within the United States to be used in the courts of other countries, and for other purposes. (S. 562)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Claims. On motion by Mr. Clarke, committee discharged. A Bill For the relief of Marshall 0. Roberts. (S. 27)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Discharged, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Chandler with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To ... (S. 275)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Harris, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To establish provisional governments ... (S. 200)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Harris with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill [To authorize the district judges of the United States to ... (S. 130)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Harris without amendment, and favorably A Bill To change and regulate the terms of the circuit and district courts of the United States in the northern district of New York. (S. 128)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull without amendment. A Bill Relative to appeals in cases of private land claims and surveys in the State of California. (S. 60)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Declaring the forfeiture of the rights and privileges of certain persons under the Constitution and laws of the United States. (S. 206)

Mr. Harris asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To confiscate the property of rebels, and for other purposes. (S. 233)

Mr. Harris, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 61) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Andrew Ten Broeck. (S. 368)

Mr. Henderson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting the aid of the United States to the State of Missouri to emancipate the slaves in said State. (S. 434)

Mr. Henderson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Arnold without amendment. A Bill To change the name of the steamer ''J. L. McGill'' to that of the ''Hope.'' (S. 549)

Mr. Henderson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. On motion of Mr. Harlan, committee discharged. A Bill Concerning the closing of the office of surveyor general at Saint Louis, and for other purposes. (S. 400)

Mr. Henderson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Howard with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To allow and pay to the State of Missouri the amount of money expended by ... (S. 376)

Mr. Howard asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. On motion of Mr. Rice, committee discharged. A Bill To increase the efficiency of the hospital department of the army. (S. 530)

Mr. Howard asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Howard with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. Considered and referred to the Committee on ... (S. 208)

Mr. Howard asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Howard without amendment. A Bill To amend the act entitled ''An act to amend the act of the third of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, entitled 'An act suplementary ... (S. 437)

Mr. Howard asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Howard without amendment. A Bill To change the times of holding the circuit and district courts of the United States in the several districts in the seventh circuit. (S. 488)

Mr. Howard asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Howard with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill [Making a donation of lands to the ... (S. 208)

Mr. Howard asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull without amendment, and adversely. A Bill To amend the act entitled ''An act extending the jurisdiction of the district courts to certain cases upon the lakes and ... (S. 496)

Mr. Howe asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office. Reported by Mr. Saulsbury with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics, accompanied by a report, (No. 74.) A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Almond D. Fisk, ... (S. 422)

Mr. Howe asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Ten Eyck without amendment, and adversely. A Bill To repeal an act approved September eighteen, eighteen hundred and fifty, entitled ''An act to amend, and supplementary to, ... (S. 133)

Mr. Howe asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Chandler without amendment, and adversely. A Bill Changing the boundaries of the collection district of Milwaukie, in the State of Wisconsin. (S. 308)

Mr. Howe asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Harlan without amendment. A Bill To grant the right of pre-emption to settlers on certain lots in Wisconsin. (S. 307)

Mr. Howe, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 77.) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Albert Brown. (S. 475)

Mr. Howe, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read the first, second, and third times, by unanimous consent, and passed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to authorize the employment of volunteers to aid in enforcing the laws and protecting public property,'' approved July twenty-second, eighteen hundred ... (S. 564)

Mr. Johnson, from the select committee to whom was referred so much of the President's message as relates to a railroad to connect certain portions of North Carolina and Tennessee with Kentucky, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the construction of a military railroad in the States of Kentucky ... (S. 179)

Mr. Johnson, of Tennessee, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported without amendment. Committee of the Whole, amended, and read the third time and passed. A Bill Making an appropriation to pay the expenses of ... (S. 38)

Mr. Kennedy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Kennedy without amendment. A Bill Concerning the rank of medical officers in the navy of the United States. (S. 539)

Mr. Kennedy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend the act entitled ''An act to establish and equalize the grades of line officers of the United States navy,'' approved July 16, 1862. (S. 424)

Mr. King asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring'' in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the issue of treasury notes for one hundred millions of dollars. (S. 148)

Mr. King, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for receiving into the service of the United States persons of African descent for work on intrenchments and other war services. (S. 386)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Foster with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To facilitate the proof for the allowance of pensions. (S. 428)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia submitted a report, (No. 49,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of certain companies of Indiana volunteers who lost their baggage and other property at Hatteras Inlet. (S. 321)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the brevetting of volunteer and other officers in the United States service. (S. 540)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, submitted a report, (No. 82,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the organization of a signal corps to serve during the present war. (S. 509)

Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, submitted a report. (No. 70,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Charles Anderson, assignee of John James, of Texas. (S. 427)

Mr. Lane, of Kansas, asked and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, ordered to lie upon the table, and be printed. Reported by Mr. Harlan with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. A Bill [To promote the construction of railroads and telegraphs in ... (S. 435)

Mr. Lane, of Kansas, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. On motion by Mr. Doolittle, committee discharged. A Bill Providing for the payment of the debts of various Indian tribes. (S. 465)

Mr. Lane, of Kansas, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Mr. Lane, of Kansas, with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those in italics. A Bill For the relief of the Weas, Peorias, ... (S. 529)

Mr. Lane, of Kansas, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, without amendment and adversely, and postponed indefinitely. A Bill Granting the right of way over the military reserve ... (S. 552)

Mr. Lane, of Kansas, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, without amendment, and adversely. A Bill Providing for stopping the pay of unemployed military officers, and for other ... (S. 499)

Mr. Lane, of Kansas, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. On motion of Mr. Harlan, committee discharged. A Bill Granting land to the State of Kansas to indemnify her citizens for losses. (S. 561)

Mr. Lane, of Kansas, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Lane, of Kansas, without amendment. A Bill To enable the people of Colorado to form a constitution and State government, and for the admission of such State into the ... (S. 523)

Mr. Lane, of Kansas, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Lane, of Kansas, without amendment. A Bill To enable the people of Nebraska to form a constitution and State government, and for the admission of such State into the ... (S. 522)

Mr. Lane, of Kansas, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories. Reported by Mr. Wade without amendment. A Bill To enable the people of Nevada to form a constitution and State government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an ... (S. 524)

Mr. Lane, of Kansas, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Mr. Harlan with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of Quindaro Nancy Guthrie, and her ... (S. 315)

Mr. Lane, of Kansas, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Mr. Harlan, with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics, accompanied by Report (No. 56.) A Bill For the relief ... (S. 314)

Mr. Lane, of Kansas, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Harlan without amendment, and adversely. A Bill Supplementary to an act entitled ''An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the ... (S. 261)

Mr. Lane, of Kansas, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, ordered to lie upon the table, and be printed. A Bill To promote the construction of railroads and telegraphs in the State of Kansas, and for other purposes. (S. 435)

Mr. Latham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill: which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill In relation to the warehouse system in the Pacific ports of the United States. (S. 189)

Mr. Latham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. On motion of Mr. Harlan committee discharged. A Bill To quiet land titles in the State of California. (S. 283)

Mr. Latham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. On motion of Mr. Harlan, committee discharged. A Bill Granting public lands in alternate sections to the State of California, to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said State. (S. 147)

Mr. Latham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. On motion of Mr. Harlan, committee discharged. A Bill Granting to the State of California the tract of land known as the ''Colorado Desert,'' for the purpose of introducing a sufficient ... (S. 300)

Mr. Latham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. On motion of Mr. Harlan, committee discharged. A Bill In relation to the swamp lands in the State of California. (S. 547)

Mr. Latham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Howard, without amendment. A Bill To disapprove of the twenty-sixth section of the act of the legislative assembly of the Territory of Nevada, and for other purposes. (S. 512)

Mr. Latham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To provide circuit courts for the districts of California ... (S. 548)

Mr. Latham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. A Bill To establish a branch mint of the United States in the Territory of Nevada. (S. 312)

Mr. Latham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Howe, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics; and accompanied by a report No. 29. A Bill For the relief of Sylvester ... (S. 177)

Mr. Latham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Howe, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics; and accompanied by a report, No. 27. A Bill For the relief of Sylvester ... (S. 177)

Mr. Latham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Hale without amendment, and adversely. A Bill To establish a line of steam mail ships between San Francisco, in California, and Shanghai, in China, touching at the Sandwich ... (S. 75)

Mr. Latham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Wright with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics, accompanied by a report (No. 64.) A Bill [For relief in the land ... (S. 318)

Mr. Latham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To create a ''Bureau of Transportation.'' (S. 253)

Mr. Latham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Latham with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To create a ... (S. 253)

Mr. Latham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To repeal all laws prohibiting foreign steamships from carrying American freights and mails between New York and Aspinwall and Panama to San ... (S. 228)

Mr. Latham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the development of the mineral resources of the United States and of the public domain. (S. 404)

Mr. Latham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Harding, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets, ] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the development of ... (S. 404)

Mr. Latham asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was road twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported by Mr. Carlile without amendment and adversely. A Bill To authorize and facilitate mining operations in the States of California and Oregon, and in the Territories of the United ... (S. 76)

Mr. Latham, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, submitted a report, (No. 13,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the survey of a route for telegraphic communication between the city of San Francisco, in the State of California, and the Amoor river, in Eastern ... (S. 205)

Mr. Latham, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, submitted a report, (No. 13,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Latham with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed ... (S. 205)

Mr. McDougall asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to a select committee of seven on the Pacific railroad. Reported by Mr. McDougall with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert the words printed in italics. A Bill [To amend an act entitled ''An act to aid in the ... (S. 439)

Mr. McDougall asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Claims. On motion by Mr. Clarke, committee discharged. A Bill For the relief of George W. Wright. (S. 56)

Mr. McDougall asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Latham without amendment. A Bill Providing for a steam coast mail between San Francisco and Cresent City, in the State of California, with service at ... (S. 218)

Mr. McDougall asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Bayard with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics, and accompanied by a report No. 31. A Bill To authorize the ... (S. 106)

Mr. McDougall asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the survey and sale of certain Indian reservations in California, and to provide for establishing certain other Indian reservations in the same State. (S. 501)

Mr. McDougall asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Missouri, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. A Bill For the survey and sale of ... (S. 501)

Mr. McDougall, from the select committee on the Pacific railroad, reported the following bill; which was read twice, and recommitted to the said committee. A Bill To aid in constructing a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri river to the Pacific ocean, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other ... (S. 213)

Mr. Morrill asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the public defence, and to accept the loan of money therefor from the several States. (S. 239)

Mr. Morrill, from the Committee on Commerce, submitted a report, (No. 57,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill In addition to ''An act providing for salvage in cases of recapture,'' approved March three, eighteen hundred. (S. 349)

Mr. Morrill, from the Committee on Commerce, submitted a report, (No. 83,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of B. C. Bailey. (S. 510)

Mr. Nesmith asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Nesmith without amendment. A Bill To provide for the protection of overland emigrants to the States and Territories of the Pacific. (S. 430)

Mr. Nesmith asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by Mr. Ten Eyck without amendment, and adversely. A Bill To amend the ''Act to amend an act entitled 'An act for the better security of the lives of passengers on board of vessels ... (S. 195)

Mr. Nesmith asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported without amendment. A Bill To provide for the protection of overland emigrants to California, Oregon, and Washington Territory. (S. 99)

Mr. Nesmith, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of A. H. Jones and H. M. C. Brown. (S. 461)

Mr. Nesmith, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To enable the President to negotiate a treaty with the Klamath and Modoc Indians, and for other purposes. (S. 456)

Mr. Nesmith, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the officers and soldiers of the United States army who sustained loss by the disasters to the steamships ''Winfield Scott'' and ''San Francisco.'' (S. 500)

Mr. Nesmith, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, submitted a report (No. 106,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Eva, Ella, Henry, and Guy Carleton. (S. 553)

Mr. Nesmith, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of L. F. Carter. (S. 207)

Mr. Nesmith, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To extend the provisions of the act of August four, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, entitled ''An act to grant the right of way to all rail and plank roads,'' et cetera, for the term of five years, and to amend the ... (S. 123)

Mr. Pomeroy asked and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull without amendment and that it be postponed indefinitely. A Bill To increase the terms of the district court of the United States for the district of Kansas. (S. 333)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and ordered to lie on the table and be printed. A Bill To suppress the slaveholders' rebellion. Whereas, by article first, section eight, of the Constitution of the United States, Congress has power ''to provide for the common defence ... (S. 28)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Henderson without amendment, and adversely. A Bill To authorize the Platte County Railroad Company to carry the overland mail, and to receive pay for the ... (S. 191)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the removal and consolidation of certain Indian tribes. Whereas the following tribes of Indians, to wit: Omahas, Ottoes, and Missourias, Iowas, Sacs and ... (S. 245)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To aid in the construction of railroads and telegraphs in the State of Kansas, and for other purposes. (S. 503)

Mr. Pomeroy asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Supplementary to an act for the examination of drugs, medicines, and so forth, approved the twenty-sixth day of June, anno Domini eighteen hundred and ... (S. 287)

Mr. Pomeroy, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report (No. 20) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of James Pool. (S. 220)

Mr. Pomeroy, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 98,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Margaret L. Stevens, widow of Brigadier General Isaac I. Stevens. (S. 546)

Mr. Pomeroy, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To establish a land office in Colorado Territory. (S. 272)

Mr. Powell asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. On motion by Mr. Powell, committee discharged. A Bill Repealing all laws allowing bounties on the tonnage of vessels engaged in the Bank or other cod fisheries. (S. 57)

Mr. Powell asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill In relation to the duties of the heads of the several executive departments. (S. 367)

Mr. Powell asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To prevent members of Congress and officers of the government of the United States from taking consideration for procuring contracts from the United States. (S. 358)

Mr. Powell asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide the means and mode of taking evidence in support of claims in certain cases against the government. (S. 347)

Mr. Powell asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide the means and mode of taking evidence in support of claims in certain cases against the government. (S. 478)

Mr. Powell asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To punish persons who give, or offer to give, members of Congress and officers of the government of the United States consideration for procuring contracts, ... (S. 374)

Mr. Powell asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those in italics. A Bill To prevent members of Congress and officers ... (S. 358)

Mr. Powell, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To repeal an act entitled ''An act providing for additional terms of the United States circuit and district courts in the State of Kentucky,'' approved June fifteen, eighteen hundred and sixty. (S. 182)

Mr. Rice asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill: which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing the Secretary of War to reimburse the New York seventy-first regiment volunteers for expenses incurred in employing a regimental ... (S. 24)

Mr. Rice asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Latham with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets.] A Bill To promote the efficiency of the subsistence department. (S. 415)

Mr. Rice asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To facilitate the transportation of troops, stores, and mails of the United States between the city of Washington, the Point of Rocks, and the ... (S. 495)

Mr. Rice asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Rice with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] accompanied by a report, (No. 81.) A Bill To facilitate the ... (S. 495)

Mr. Rice asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Wilson, with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics; and amend the ... (S. 24)

Mr. Rice asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To secure the right of trial by jury in cases of land claims in California. (S. 569)

Mr. Rice from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to pay to the governor of Minnesota, or his authorized agent, the costs, charges, and expenses incurred in suppressing Indian hostilities within that State and ... (S. 448)

Mr. Rice, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill, which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To forfeit the pay of absent officers of the army, and for other purposes. (S. 421)

Mr. Rice, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Captain John Mullan, of the United States army. (S. 502)

Mr. Rice, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the disposal of certain lands therein named. (S. 543)

Mr. Saulsbury asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Wilmot without amendment, and that the committee be discharged. A Bill For the relief of Olivia W. Cannon. (S. 94)

Mr. Saulsbury, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, submitted a report, (No. 42,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Rose M. Harte, widow of Edward Harte. (S. 299)

Mr. Sherman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Sherman without amendment, considered in Committee of the Whole, and postponed to to-morrow. A Bill Making appropriations for the payment of the bounty authorized by the sixth ... (S. 364)

Mr. Sherman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported by Mr. Grimes with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill [Establishing two bureaus in the Navy Department.] To ... (S. 171)

Mr. Sherman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To amend the act of the third of March, eighteen hundred ... (S. 89)

Mr. Sherman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Providing for the establishment of a national foundery in the Hanging Rock iron and coal region, upon the Ohio river, in the State of Ohio, ... (S. 372)

Mr. Sherman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the President to take possession of certain property, and for other purposes. (S. 227)

Mr. Sherman asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; winch was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide a national currency, secured by a pledge of United States stocks, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof. (S. 486)

Mr. Sherman, from the commission appointed on the part of the Senate, under the act approved July 31, 1861, ''providing a commission to examine and report as to the compensation of all officers of the government, and for other purposes,'' report ed the following bill; which was read the first and second times. A Bill Regulating the pay of the ... (S. 158)

Mr. Sherman, from the commission appointed on the part of the Senate, under the act approved July 31, 1861, ''providing a commission to examine and report as to the compensation of all officers of the government, and for other purposes,'' report ed the following bill; which was read twice, by unanimous consent, considered as in the Committee of the ... (S. 142)

Mr. Sherman, from the commission appointed on the part of the Senate, under the act approved July 31, 1861, ''providing a commission to examine and report as to the compensation of all officers of the government, and for other purposes,'' reported the following bill; which was read the first and second times. A Bill In relation to printing for the ... (S. 154)

Mr. Sherman, from the commission appointed on the part of the Senate, under the act approved July 31, 1861, ''providing a commission to examine and report as to the compensation of all officers of the government, and for other purposes,'' reported the following bill; which was read twice, by unanimous consent, considered as in Committee of the ... (S. 143)

Mr. Sherman, from the commission appointed on the part of the Senate, under the act approved July 31, 1861, ''providing a commission to examine and report as to the compensation of all officers of the government, and for other purposes.'' reported the following bill; which was read the first and second times. Reported with an amendment, to wit: ... (S. 158)

Mr. Simmons asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To modify and increase the duties upon imports, and for other purposes. (S. 40)

Mr. Simmons, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, submitted a report, (No. 66,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Thatcher Perkins and William McMahon. (S. 381)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to a select committee on foreign relations. Reported by Mr. Sumner without amendment, considered in Committee of the Whole, and postponed to the first Monday in December next. On motion of Mr. Sumner, recommitted to the ... (S. 114)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Mr. Sumner with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets.] A Bill To carry into effect the convention between the United States and the republic of Peru, ... (S. 554)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To suspend the sale of ... (S. 458)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Pearce with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill In addition to an act to refund and remit the duties on arms ... (S. 120)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Mr. Sumner without amendment, and that the committee be discharged. A Bill To provide for the appointment of a Solicitor for Claims in the Department of State. (S. 104)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Mr. Sumner without amendment. A Bill To provide for the administration of the oath of allegiance to American citizens in foreign countries. (S. 229)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported by Mr. Collamer without amendment. A Bill To remove all disqualification of color in carrying the mails. (S. 237)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Foster without amendment and adversely. A Bill In relation to district attorneys. (S. 110)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To raise additional soldiers for the service of the United States. (S. 513)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed, A Bill To provide for carrying the mails from the United States to foreign ports. (S. 223)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Collamer, with the following amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets, ] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To ... (S. 223)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the confiscation of property of persons in rebellion against the Constitution and laws of the United States. (S. 29)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the punishment of conspiracy and kindred offences against the United States, and for the confiscation of the property of the offenders. (S. 35)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To prevent correspondence with rebels. (S. 451)

Mr. Sumner asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the revision and consolidation of the statutes of the United States. (S. 174)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading, accompanied by miscellaneous document No. 6. A Bill For the relief of the owners of the Norwegian bark ''Admiral P. Tordenskiold.'' (S. 438)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the owners of the French brig ''Jules et Marie.'' (S. 406)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the owners, officers, and crew of the Danish bark ''Jurgen Lorentzen.'' (S. 248)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the President of the United States to appoint diplomatic representatives to the republics of Hayti and Liberia, respectively. (S. 184)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To carry into effect the stipulations of the treaty with Hanover for the abolition of the Stadt dues. (S. 215)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To carry into effect the treaty between the United States and her Britannic Majesty for the suppression of the African slave trade. (S. 352)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report (No. 21) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the owners, officers, and crew of the Spanish bark ''Providencia.'' (S. 225)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report (No. 59) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the settlement of the accounts of Isaac R. Diller, late consul at Bremen. (S. 356)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 3,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the owner of the British ship Perthshire. (S. 116)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 59,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read the second time, considered in Committee of the Whole, reported to the Senate, and special order called. On motion by Mr. Sumner, recommitted to the Committee on Foreign Relations ... (S. 356)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 96,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Henry P. Blanchard. (S. 542)

Mr. Sumner, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times, and ordered to lie on the table and be printed. A Bill To relieve the national government of all obligation to support slavery and of all responsibility for it under the Constitution. To the end ... (S. 331)

Mr. Ten Eyck asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To organize a metropolitan police for the city of Washington. (S. 23)

Mr. Ten Eyck, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Francis Huttman. (S. 251)

Mr. Ten Eyck, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill In addition to the act entitled ''An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for the better security of the lives of passengers on board vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam, and for other purposes,' ... (S. 382)

Mr. Ten Eyck, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To change the location of the port of entry for the Puget Sound collection district. (S. 241)

Mr. Thomson, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading, accompanied by a report, No. 39. A Bill For the relief of Oliver Spencer Wood. (S. 282)

Mr. Trumbull asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. On motion of Mr. Foster committee discharged. A Bill To amend the act of Congress, approved 22d Time, 1860, entitled ''An act to carry into effect provisions of the treaties between the ... (S. 204)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with an amendment, viz; Strike out the words within [brackets.] A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to prevent members of Congress and officers of the ... (S. 473)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull without amendment. A Bill Relating to juries in the courts of the United States. (S. 481)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with amendments. Considered in Committee of the Whole. Amended. Amendment proposed by Mr. Collamer, and postponed to to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. A Bill ... (S. 166)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull without amendment. A Bill To provide for holding the district and circuit courts in judicial districts during a temporary vacancy in the judgeship. (S. 39)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull, with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets.] A Bill For the more convenient enforcement of the laws of the United States concerning security ... (S. 266)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Concerning the Attorney General and the attorneys and marshals of the several districts. (S. 16)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To confiscate property used for insurrectionary purposes. (S. 25)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To give greater efficiency to the judicial system of the United States. (S. 494)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To suppress insurrection and sedition, and for other purposes. (S. 33)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Foster with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To give greater efficiency to the ... (S. 494)

Mr. Trumbull asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Trumbull with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert, what follows printed in italics. A Bill To suppress ... (S. 33)

Mr. Trumbull, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Temporarily to supply vacancies in the executive departments in certain cases. (S. 468)

Mr. Trumbull, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted a report, accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To confiscate the property and free the slaves of rebels. (S. 151)

Mr. Trumbull, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted a report, accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, amended, reported to the Senate, and the amendment concurred in. Resumed in Senate and further amended. Resumed in Senate and further amended. Resumed in ... (S. 151)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. On motion by Mr. Trumbull, committee discharged. A Bill To promote the administration of justice. (S. 161)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Donating public lands to the several States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts. (S. 298)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Harlan with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Donating public lands to the several ... (S. 298)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Concerning private actions against public officers. Whereas the nation is now engaged in a civil war, aimed at its own existence, and there are combinations ... (S. 285)

Mr. Wade asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the protection of government contracts. (S. 22)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee on Territories, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Providing for the admission of the State of West Virginia into the Union. Whereas, by an act of the State of Virginia, passed May thirteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, entitled ''An act giving the consent of the ... (S. 365)

Mr. Wade, from the joint committee of the two houses appointed ''to inquire into and report upon the conduct of the present war,'' reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the President of the United States in certain cases to take possession of railroad and telegraph lines, and for other ... (S. 169)

Mr. Wilkinson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained leave, to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Rice, without amendment, and accompanied by an adverse report, (No. 2.) A Bill To abolish the distinction now existing between the regular and ... (S. 77)

Mr. Wilkinson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. On motion of Mr. Doolittle, committee discharged. A Bill For the relief of persons for damages sustained by reasons of depredations and injuries by certain bands of the Sioux Indians. (S. 416)

Mr. Wilkinson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Mr. Wikinson with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill [For the removal of the Sisseton, Wahpaton, ... (S. 418)

Mr. Wilkinson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Mr. Wilkinson with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those in italics. A Bill For the removal of the Winnebago Indians, and for the sale of ... (S. 417)

Mr. Wilkinson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To protect the property of Indians who have adopted the habits of civilized life. (S. 302)

Mr. Wilkinson, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 65,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Haym M. Salomon. (S. 377)

Mr. Willey asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported by Mr. Foster without, amendment, and adversely. A Bill For the relief of Sarah F. Berryman. (S. 497)

Mr. Wilmot asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Wade without amendment. A Bill Requiring an oath of allegiance in certain cases, and for other purposes. (S. 323)

Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Wilson with amendments, viz: Strike out the words in [brackets,] and insert those in italics. A Bill To provide for the appointment of sutlers in the ... (S. 136)

Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was road twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the appointment of sutlers in the volunteer service, and to define their duties. (S. 136)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill, which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson without amendment. A Bill For the better organization of the cavalry forces. (S. 153)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second time, and ordered to be printed. A Bill In addition to the ''Act to authorize the employment of volunteers to aid in enforcing the laws and protecting public property,'' approved July 22, 1861. (S. 42)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first time and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia. (S. 108)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first time, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Morrill with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those in italics. A Bill For the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of ... (S. 108)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert those in italics. A Bill [Authorizing an increase of the clerical force in ... (S. 107)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson with an amendment, viz: Strike out the second section, within [brackets.] A Bill To increase the number of cadets in the Military Academy at West ... (S. 101)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson without amendment. A Bill Providing for the organization of the staff attached, to divisions of the army of the United States, regular and ... (S. 122)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson without amendment. A Bill To amend the fifty-fifth article of the first section of the act of tenth April, eighteen hundred and six, and the second ... (S. 152)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported by Mr. Grimes with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill [For the] to authorize the appointment of a warden ... (S. 197)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill In relation to volunteers for service in any particular State. (S. 157)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Relative to courts-martial in the army. (S. 83)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To define the pay and emoluments of certain officers of the army, and for other purposes. (S. 139)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To define the pay and emoluments of certain officers of the army, and for other purposes. (S. 175)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To increase the efficiency of the medical department of the army. (S. 188)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for allotment certificates among the volunteer forces. (S. 84)

Mr. Wilson of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, without amendment. A Bill To authorize the consolidation of regiments and companies. (S. 462)

Mr. Wilson of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the appointment of three auditors and a solicitor for the quartermaster's department, and to increase the clerical and other force of the quartermaster general's office. (S. 463)

Mr. Wilson, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Providing for the organization of army corps and of staffs attached to corps and divisions of the army of the United States, and for other ... (S. 366)

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill, which was read the first and second times. A Bill To authorize an increase in the corps of engineers and topographical engineers. (S. 65)

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the organization of the signal department of the United States army. (S. 141)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, without amendment, and adversely. A Bill To authorize contracts to be made with such States as may advance the pay and allotments of ... (S. 490)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, without amendment, and ordered to lie upon the table. A Bill To repeal the proviso to the first section of the ... (S. 402)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, without amendment. Considered in Committee of the Whole. Motion by Mr. Saulsbury to postpone indefinitely. ... (S. 446)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To define the pay and emoluments of certain officers of the army, and for other purposes. (S. 383)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and ordered to lie on the table and be printed. A Bill To amend an act approved September eighteen, eighteen hundred and fifty, entitled ''An act to amend and supplementary to the act entitled 'An act respecting ... (S. 329)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and ordered to lie on the table and be printed. A Bill To amend an act, approved September eighteen, eighteen hundred and fifty, entitled ''An act to amend and supplementary to the act entitled 'An act respecting ... (S. 268)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Lane, of Indiana, without amendment, accompanied by a report, (No. 34,) considered, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. A Bill ... (S. 236)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill ... (S. 235)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, without amendment. A Bill To improve the organization of the cavalry forces. (S. 419)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, without amendment. A Bill To legalize and confirm the act of the President in accepting the services of ... (S. 328)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, without amendment. A Bill To promote the efficiency of the corps of engineers. (S. 246)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, without amendment. A Bill To provide for additional medical officers of the volunteer service. (S. 343)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Wilson, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets.] A Bill For the establishment of a national foundery [and furnace] ... (S. 196)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, ordered to lie on the table, and be printed. A Bill To incorporate the rational Academy of Sciences. (S. 555)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Concerning military courts. (S. 464)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For establishing rules and articles for the government of the armies of the United States. (S. 563)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the better organization of the adjutant general's department. (S. 294)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the encouragement of re-enlistments, and for enrolling and drafting the militia, and for other purposes. (S. 493)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the organization of a volunteer militia force, to be called the National Guard of the United States. (S. 485)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the prompt and uniform administration of military justice and the better government of the military forces of the ... (S. 474)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill In relation to military hospitals, and for other purposes. (S. 395)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To construct a ship canal for the passage of armed and naval vessels from the Mississippi river to Lake Michigan, and for ... (S. 455)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To create a Bureau of Clothing. (S. 258)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To encourage enlistments in the regular army of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 217)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To facilitate the discharge of enlisted men for physical disability. (S. 289)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To organize pioneer brigades, and for other purposes. (S. 551)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To prevent and punish frauds upon the government of the United States. (S. 467)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To reorganize the corps of engineers. (S. 528)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Howard with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A ... (S. 467)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, with amendments, viz: Insert the words in italics. A Bill To organize the corps of ... (S. 528)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed ... (S. 258)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Supplementary to the ''Act for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia,'' approved ... (S. 351)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To incorporate the Institution for the Education of Colored Youth in the District of Columbia. (S. 536)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To reorganize the courts in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (S. 322)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Reported by Mr. Grimes, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those in italics. A Bill Supplementary ... (S. 351)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to confiscate property used for insurrectionary purposes,'' approved August 6, 1861. (S. 288)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To enable persons held to service or labor to establish their right to freedom under the provisions of the act approved August six, eighteen ... (S. 335)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading, accompanied by Miscellaneous Document No. 2. A Bill To establish an arsenal and ordnance depot on the tide water of New York harbor. (S. 409)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For enrolling and calling out the national forces, and for other purposes. Whereas there now exist in the United States an insurrection and rebellion against the authority thereof, ... (S. 511)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making an appropriation to pay the expenses incurred in arming and paying the loyal troops organized in any State or States the inhabitants of which may have been or may hereafter ... (S. 575)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend the act calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions, approved February twenty-eight, seventeen hundred and ... (S. 384)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize an increase in the number of major generals and brigadier generals in the volunteer service. (S. 515)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the appointment of medical storekeepers. (S. 304)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To facilitate the discharge of disabled soldiers from the army, and the inspection of convalescent camps and hospitals. (S. 420)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To promote the health, comfort, and efficiency of the armies of the United States. (S. 556)

Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the greater comfort of sick and wounded soldiers, and to promote the efficiency of the medical department of the army. (S. 470)

Mr. Wright asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and ordered to lie on the table and be printed. A Bill Abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. (S. 252)

Mr. Wright asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To establish a department of Agriculture. (S. 249)

On motion by Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, Ordered, That the following bill be printed. A Bill For the organization of a volunteer militia force, to be called the National Guard of the United States. (S. 66)

Ordered to be printed as amended and as proposed to be amended in Committee of the Whole. A Bill To define the pay and emoluments of certain officers of the army, and for other purposes. (S. 175)

Ordered to be printed with the amendments of the House of Representatives and the report of the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses thereon. The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses to the bill (S. 89) to amend the act of the 3d of March, 1837, entitled ''An act supplementary to the act ... (S. 89)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended by Mr. Lane, of Kansas, to be reported from the Committee on Public Lands to the bill (S. 435) to promote the construction of railroads and telegraphs in the State of Kansas, and for other purposes, viz: Insert the following as new sections: (S. 435)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Clark to the bill (S. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia. (S. 108)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Collamer to the bill (S. 151) ''to confiscate the property and free the slaves of rebels.'' Amend the title to read as follows: A Bill Relating to treason and rebellion. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 151)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Davis, to the bill (S. 151) to confiscate the property and free the slaves of rebels. (S. 151)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Grimes to the bill S. 384 to amend the act calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrection, and repel invasions, approved February twenty-eight, seventeen hundred and ninety-five. (S. 384)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Latham to the bill (S. 75) ''to establish a line of mail steamships between San Francisco, in California, and Shanghai, in China, touching at the Sandwich islands and Japan, and for other purposes,'' viz: Strike out all of the bill after the enacting clause and insert the following in ... (S. 75)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. McDougall to the bill, (S. 439,) to amend the act entitled ''An act to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri river to the Pacific ocean, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes,'' approved July 1, ... (S. 439)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Pomeroy as an amendment to bill (S. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia: Strike out in section four all after the 6th line and insert the following as a new section: (S. 108)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Sumner to the bill (S. 310) to suppress insurrection, punish treason and rebellion, and for other purposes. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 310)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Sumner to the bill (S. 393) concerning letters of marque, prizes, and prize goods, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: (S. 393)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Willey to the bill (S. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia, namely: insert the following as an additional section: (S. 108)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Willey to the bill (S. 365) providing for the admission of the State of West Virginia into the Union, viz: Strike out all the bill after the second line in the first section, excepting the last section, and insert-- (S. 365)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Wilson to the ''bill (S. 3) providing for the better organization of the military establishment,'' viz: strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 3)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Wilson to the bill (S. 136) to provide for the appointment of sutlers in the volunteer service, and to define their duties. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (S. 136)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Wilson to the bill (S. 3) ''providing for the better organization of the military establishment,'' viz: insert the following as additional sections: (S. 3)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, to the bill (S. 151) to confiscate the property and free the slaves of rebels: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 151)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Mr. Pomeroy proposed the following amendment to the bill (S. 439) ''to amend an act entitled 'An act to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri river to the Pacific ocean, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes,' approved July ... (S. 439)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Davis to the bill (S. 108) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia, to wit: Insert the following as a new section: (S. 108)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Grimes to the amendment on the bill (S. 393) concerning letters of marque, prizes, and prize goods, reported by the committee, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert-- (S. 393)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Harris as amendments to the bill (S. 200) ''to establish provisional governments in certain cases,'' viz: Strike out sections 2, 3, 4, and 5, as amended, and insert the following in lieu thereof: (S. 200)

Ordered to be printed. An Act Regulating the appointment of midshipmen to the Naval Academy. (S. 452)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Morrill, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill of the Senate (S. 178) to incorporate the Washington and Georgetown Railway Company, reported it with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in ... (S. 178)

Ordered to be printed. Note.--The amendments intended to be proposed by Mr. Sherman are to strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Grimes to the bill (S. 384) to the act calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, to suppress insurrections, and repel invasions, approved ... (S. 384)

Ordered. That the bill (S. 511) for enrolling and calling out the national forces, and for other purposes, be printed with the amendments of the House of Representatives thereto. An Act For enrolling and calling out the national forces, and for other purposes. Whereas there now exist in the United States an insurrection and rebellion against the ... (S. 511)

Printed as amended and proposed to be amended. A Bill For the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia. (S. 108)

Read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported back with an amendment, recommitted to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. An Act To alter and regulate the navy ration. (S. 9)

Read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported back with an amendment, recommitted to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to the printed. An Act To alter and regulate the navy ration. (S. 9)

Read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported back without amendment, recommitted to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. An Act To provide for the appointment of assistant paymasters. (S. 13)

Read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be printed. An Act To confiscate property used for insurrectionary purposes. (S. 25)

Read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. An Act For the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia. (S. 108)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported back without amendment, committed to a Committee of the Whole House made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. An Act For the relief of Joseph W. Dyer, Ansel L. Dyer, and William W. Dyer. (S. 338)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported back with an amendment, laid on the table, and ordered to be printed. Strike out the parts within [brackets.] An Act For the removal of the Sisseton, Wahpaton, Medawakanton, and Wahpakoota bands of Sioux or Dakota Indians, and for the disposition of their lands in Minnesota and ... (S. 418)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported back without amendment, laid on the table and ordered to be printed. An Act Providing for the extinction of Indian titles to lands in Kansas, for the removal of the Indians from said State, and for procuring them homes elsewhere. (S. 413)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back without amendment, committed to a Committee of the Whole House made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. An Act For the relief of Charles Anderson, assignee of John James, of Texas. (S. 427)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Mr. Trumbull without amendment, and with a recommendation that it be postponed indefinitely. A Bill Requiring the President to appoint commissioners to adjust, settle, and liquidate claims, accounts, and debts between the United States and any State, during the existing ... (S. 436)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported with amendments. A Bill [Remodelling the courts of the District of Columbia.] To reorganize the courts in the District of Columbia. (S. 359)

Read twice and referred to the select committee on the Pacific railroad. Reported back with amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the select committee on the Pacific railroad. Strike out the parts within [brackets,] and insert the parts in italics. An Act To grant the proceeds of the sales of certain public lands to aid in the ... (S. 360)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back with an amendment, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Strike out the part within [brackets] and insert in italics. An Act For the relief of James Pool. (S. 220)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back without amendment, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. An Act For the relief of Charles L. Nelson. (S. 341)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Claims. Mr. Clark reported with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the quieting of certain land titles in the late disputed territory in the State of Maine, and for other purposes. (S. 85)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Mr. Crittenden reported back the same without amendment; committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. An Act For the relief of the owners, officers, and crew of the Danish bark ''Jorgen Lorentzen.'' (S. 248)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Mr. Crittenden reported back the same without amendment; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. An Act To provide for the administration of the oath of allegiance to American citizens in foreign countries. (S. 229)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Reported back without amendment, committed to a committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. An Act For the relief of the legal representatives of J. E. Martin, deceased. (S. 109)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported back without amendment, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. An Act For the relief of John T. Jones, an Ottawa Indian, for depredations committed by white persons upon his property in Kansas Territory. (S. 354)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back with amendments, made the special order of the day for Monday, March 10, and ordered to be printed: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. An Act To provide for the appointment of sutlers in the volunteer service, and to define their duties. (S. 136)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported by Mr. F. P. Blaib, jr., referred back with amendments, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs. Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. An Act To define the pay and emoluments of certain officers of the army, and ... (S. 175)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported back without amendment, and ordered to be printed. An Act To reorganize the Navy Department of the United States. (S. 171)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported back with an amendment, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Insert the part in italics. An Act For the relief of L. F. Cartee. (S. 207)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. An Act To amend the act of the third of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, entitled ''An act supplementary to the act entitled 'An act to amend the judicial system of the ... (S. 89)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back without amendment, ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back with amendments, recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Amendments: Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts in ... (S. 89)

Read twice, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. An Act For the relief of Philip Lansdale, surgeon, United States navy. (S. 392)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide a temporary government for the Territory of Lanniwa. (S. 274)

Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Wilson asked leave to bring in the following bill: A Bill Concerning contracts and orders for government supplies. (S. 192)

Read twice, the further consideration postponed to the 6th instant, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Providing for the organization of the staff attached to divisions of the army of the United States, regular and volunteer. (S. 122)

Received from the Court of Claims, and referred to the Committee on Claims. Reported by Mr. Clark without amendment. Read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John H. Aulick. (S. 396)

Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to be printed. Amendment Of the House of Representatives to the ''bill (S. 2) to increase the present military establishment of the United States,'' viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following. (S. 2)

Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back with an amendment, the further consideration postponed to Friday next, June 20th, and ordered to be printed. Strike out the part within [brackets] and insert in italics. An Act To encourage enlistments in the regular army of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 217)

Reported from the Senate and ordered to be printed. An Act To reorganize the courts in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (S. 359)

Reported from the Senate. Ordered to be printed. An Act For enrolling and calling out the national forces, and for other purposes. Whereas, there now exist in the United States an insurrection and rebellion against the authority thereof, and it is, under the Constitution of the United States, the duty of the government to suppress insurrection and ... (S. 511)

Reported from the Senate. Ordered to be printed. An Act To prevent and punish frauds upon the revenue, to provide for the more certain and speedy collection of claims in favor of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 506)

Reported from the Senate. Ordered to be printed. An Act To provide a national currency, secured by a pledge of United States stocks, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof. (S. 486)

Reported from the Senate. Referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back without amendment, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. An Act For the relief of Albert Brown. (S. 475)

Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments. An Act To amend the act of the third of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, entitled ''An act supplementary to the act entitled 'An act to amend the judicial system of the United States.''' (S. 89)

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the ''bill (S. 3) providing for the better organization of the military establishment;'' and an amendment being proposed by Mr. Wilson, and the same having been amended, it was Ordered, That the bill, with the amendment, be recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs and ... (S. 3)