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The same having been read,
Mr. Dawes moved the previous question.
Pending which,
Mr. James C. Allen moved that the resolution be laid on the table.
And the question being put,

Yeas ...

, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

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Mr. James C. Allen Mr. Henry Grider
William J. Allen

Aaron Harding
Sydenham E. Ancona Henry W. Harrington
Augustus C. Baldwin Charles M. Harris
George Bliss

Anson Herrick James Brooks

William S. Holman John W. Chanler

Wells A. Hutchins Alexander H. Coffroth Philip Johnson Tbomas Cottman

William Jobnson Samuel S. Cox

Martin Kalbfleisch James A. Cravens

Francis Ke an John L Dawson

Austin A. King Charles Denison

Anthony L. Kaapp
John R. Eden

John Law
Joseph K, Edgerton Jesse Lazear
Charles A. Eldridge Francis C. Le Blond
James E. English

Alexander Long
William E. Finck Robert Mallory
John Ganson

Daniel Marcy

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Those who voted in the negative areMr. John B. Alley

Mr. Nathan F. Dixon Mr. William D. Kelley Mr. Alexander H. Rice
William B. Allison
Ignatius Donnelly
Francis W. Kellogg

John H. Rice
Oakes Arnes
John F. Driggs
Orlando Kellogg

Edward H. Rollins
Lucien Anderson
Ebenezer Dumont

DeWitt C. Littlejohn Robert C. Schenck Isaac N. Arnold Ephraim R. Eckley John W. Longyear

Glenni W. Scofield James M. Ashley Thomas D. Eliot Owen Lovejoy

Thomas B. Shannon Joseph Baily John F. Farnsworth James M. Marvin

Ithamar C. Sloan John D. Baldwin Reuben E. Fenton

Walter D. Melndoe Green Clay Smith Portus Baxter A. P. Field Samuel F. Miller

Nathaniel B. Smithers Fernando C. Beaman Augustus Frank

James K. Moorhead Rufus P. Spalding
James G. Blaine
James A. Garfield
Justin S Morrill

John F. Starr
George S. Boutwell
Daniel W. Gooch
Daniel Morris

Thaddeus Stevens Augustus Brandegee Josiah B. Grinnell

Amos Myers

M. Russell Thuyer
John M. Broomali
Jobn A. Griswold
Leonard Myers

Henry W. Tracy
James S. Brown
James T. Hale
Jesse 0. Norton

Charles Upson
Ambrose W. Clark
William Higby
Charles O'Neill

R. B. Van Valkenburgh
Freeman Clarke
Samuel Hooper
Godlove S. Orth

Ellihu B. Washburne Brutus J. Clay Giles W. Hotchkiss

James W. Patterson William B. Washburn
Amasa Cobb
Asahel W. Hubbard
Sidney Perham

Ezra Wheeler
Cornelius Cole
John H. Hubbard
Frederick A. Pike

Thomas Williams
Schuyler Colfax
Calvin T. Hulburd

Theodore M. Pomeroy James F. Wilson
Thomas T. Davis
Thomas A. Jenckes
Hiram Price

William Windom
Henry L. Dawes
George W. Julian

William H. Randall Fred'ck E. Woodbridge. Henry C. Deming

John A. Kasson

So the House refused to lay the resolution on the table.

The question then recurring on the demand for the previous question, it was seconded and the main question ordered; and under the operation thereof the said resolution was agreed to.

Mr. Dawes moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

The credentials of the members elect, omitted to be called by the Clerk, from the State of Missouri, having been read,

Mr. H. Winter Davis submitted the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the names of Francis P. Blair, jr., Henry T. Blow, Joseph W. McClurg, Sempronius H. Boyd, Benjamin F. Loan, and William A. Hall, be placed on the roll as representatives from the State of Missouri.

The same having been read.
Mr. H. Winter Davis moved the previous question.
Pending which,

Mr. Yeaman having been excused from voting on the resolution,

The previous question was seconded, and the main question ordered; and under the operation thereof the said resolution was agreed to.

Mr. H. Winter Davis moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

The credentials of the member elect from Oregon, omitted to be called by the Clerk, having been read,

Mr. Garfield submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and, under the operation of the previous question, agreed to, viz :

Resolved, That the name of John R. McBride be placed on the roll as representative from the State of Oregon.

Mr. Garfield moved that the vote last taken bc reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

The credentials of the member elect from Kansas, omitted to be called by the Clerk, having been read,

Mr. Pike submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and, under the operation of the previous question, was agreed to, viz :

Resolved, That the name of A. Carter Wilder, of Kansas, be placed on the roll of members of this house as representative from the State of Kansas.

Mr. Pike moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

The credentials of the members elect from the State of West Virginia, omitted to be called by the Clerk, having been read,

Mr. Stevens submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and, under the operation of the previous question, was agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That the names of Jacob B. Blair, William G. Brown, and Kellian V. Whaley, be placed on the roll as representatives from the State of West Virginia.

Mr. Stevens moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

The credentials of the members elect from the State of Virginia, omitted to be called by the Clerk, having been read,

Mr. Jacob B. Blair submitted the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the names of L. M. Chandler, Joseph Segar, and B. M. Kitchen, be placed on the roll as representatives from the State of Virginia.

The same having been read,
Mr. Blair moved the previous question.
Pending which,
Mr. James C. Allen moved that the resolution be laid on the table.
And the question being put,
s Yeas..

100

73 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. James 0. Allen

William J. Allen
John B. Alley
William B. Allison
Sydenham E. Ancona
James M. Ashley
Augustus C. Baldwin
Fernando C. Beaman
George Bliss
George S. Boutwell
James Brooks
James S. Brown

Mr. John W. Chanler Mr. James E. English

Alexander H. Coffroth William E. Finck
Samuel s. Cox

John Ganson
James A. Cravens

Henry Grider
John A. J. Creswell John A. Griswold
Henry Winter Davis James T. Hale
John L. Dawson

William A. Hall
Charles Denison

Aaron Harding
John R. Eden

Henry W. Harrington
Joseph K. Edgerton Benjamin G. Harris
Charles A. E.dridge Charles M. Harris
Thomas D. Eliot

Anson Herrick

Mr. Asahel W. Hubbard

Wells A. Hutchins
Philip Johnson
William Johnson
Martin Kalbfleisch
William D. Kelley
Francis Kernun
Austin A. King
Anthony L. Knapp
John Law
Jesse Lazear
Francis C. Le Blond

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So the resolution was laid on the table.

Mr. James C. Allen moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

The Clerk having then announced that a quorum of members was present,

On motion of Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne, the House proceeded, viva voce, to the election of a Speaker for the thirty-eighth Congress.

The Clerk having appointed Mr. Pendleton, Mr. Dawes, Mr. Wadsworth, and Mr. Pomeroy tellers,

And nominations having been made as follows, viz: By Mr. Ellibu B. Washburne..

..Mr. COLFAX. Mr. Pendleton..

..Mr. Cox. Mr. Ancona..

Mr. Dawson. Mr. John B. Steele...

.Mr. STEBBINS. Mr. Grider...

Mr. MALLORY. Mr. Radford..

Mr. King. Mr. Cottman.

Mr. FRANK P. BLAIR, jr. The following named members voted for SCHUYLER COLFAX, one of the representatives from the State of Indiana, viz:

John B. Alley, William B. Allison, Oakes Ames, Lucien Anderson, Isaac N. Arnold, James M Ashley, John D. Baldwin, Portus Baxter, Fernando C. Beaman, James G Blaine, Jacob B. Blair, Henry T. Blow, George S. Boutwell, Sempronius H. Boyd, Augustus Brandegee, John M. Broomall, William G. Brown, Ambrose W. Clark, Freeman Clarke, Brutus J. Clay, Amasa Cobb, Cornelius Cole, John A. J. Creswell, Henry Winter Davis, Thomas T. Davis, Henry L. Dawes, Henry C. Deming, Nathan F. Dixon, Ignatius Donnelly, John F. Driggs, Ebenezer Dumont, Ephraim R. Eckley, Thomas D. Eliot, John F. Farnsworth, Reuben E. Fenton, Augustus Frank, James A. Garfield, Daniel W. Gooch, Josiah B. Grinnell, James T. Hale, William Higby, Samuel Hooper, Giles W. Hotchkiss, Asahel W. Hubbard, John II. Hubbard, Calvin T. Hulburd, Thomas A. Jenckes, George W. Julian, John A. Kasson, William D. Kelley, Francis W. Kellogg, Orlando Kellogg, DeWitt C. Littlejohn, Benjamin F. Loan, John W. Longyear, Owen Lovejoy, James M. Marvin, Jobu R. McBride, Joseph W. McClurg, Walter M. McIndoe Samuel F. Miller, James K. Moorhead, Justin S. Morrill, Daniel Morris, Amos Myers, Leonard Myers, Jesse 0. Norton, Charles O'Neill, Godlove S. Orth, James W. Patterson, Sidney Perham, Frederick A. Pike, Theodore M. Pomeroy, Hiram Price, William H. Randall, Alexander H. Rice Joseph H. Rice, Edward H. Rollins, Robert C. Schenck, Glenni W. Scofield, Thomas B. Shannon, Ithamar C. Sloan, Green Clay Smith, Nathaniel B. Smithers, Rufus P. Spalding, John F. Starr, Thaddeus Stevens, M. Russell Thayer, Francis Thomas, Henry W. Tracy, Charles Upson, Robert B. Van Valkenburgh, Ellihu B. Washburne, William B. Washburn, Edwin H. Webster, Kellian V. Whaley, Thomas Williams, A. Carter Wilder, James F. Wilson, William Windom, and Frederick E. Woodbridge.

The following named members voted for SAMUEL S. Cox, one of the representatives from the State of Ohio, viz:

James C. Allen, William J. Allen, Augustus C. Baldwin, George Bliss, James S. Brown, James A. Cravens, John L. Dawson, John R. Eden, Joseph K. Edgerton, Charles A. Eldridge, James E. English, William E. Finck, Henry W. Harrington, Charles M. Harris, Anson Ilerrick, William S. Holman, Wells A. Hutchins, William Johnson, Martin Kalbfleisch, Anthony L. Knapp, John Law, Francis C. Le Blond, Alexander Long, Daniel Marcy, James F. McDowell John F. McKinney, George Middleton, James R. Morris, William R. Morrison, Warren P. Noble, John O'Neill, George H. Pendleton, Nehemiah Perry, James C. Robinson, Andrew J. Rogers, Lewis W. Ross, William G. Steele, Lorenzo D. M. Sweat, Daniel W. Voorhees, Ezra Wheeler, Chilton A. White, and Joseph W. White.

The following named members voted for John L. Dawson, one of the representatives from the State of Pennsylvania, viz:

Sydenham E. Ancona, Joseph Baily, Alexander H. Coffroth, Samuel S. Cox, Charles Denison, Philip Johnson, Jesse Lazear, Archibald McAllister, William H. Miller, Samuel J. Randall, John D. Stiles, and Myer Strouse.

The following named members voted for Robert Mallory, one of the representatives from the State of Kentucky, viz:

James Brooks, Henry Grider, Aaron Harding, Benjamin G. Harris, Austin A. King, James S. Rollins, John T. Stuart, William H. Wadsworth, Elijah Ward, and George H. Yeaman.

The following named members voted for Austin A. King, one of the representatives from the State of Missouri, viz:

John W. Chanler, William A. Hall, Robert Mallory, William Radford, John G. Scott, and Fernando Wood.

The following named members voted for HENRY G. STEBBINS, one of the representatives from the State of New York, viz:

John Ganson, John A. Griswold, Francis Kernan, Homer A. Nelson, Moses F. Odell, John V. L Pruyn, John B. Steele, and Charles H. Winfield.

Mr. Thomas Cottman and Mr. A. P. Field voted for FRANCIS P. BLAIR, Jr., one of the representatives from the State of Missouri.

And

Mr. Benjamin Wood voted for John D. Stiles, one of the representatives from the State of Pennsylvania.

Recapitulation of the vote for Speaker.
For Schuyler Colfax.

Samuel S. Cox..
John L. Dawson.
Robert Mallory..
Henry G. Stebbins
Austin A. King
Francis P. Blair, jr.
John D. Stiles...

101 42 12 10 8

2 1

Whole number of votes..

182

Necessary to a choice...

92

SCHUYLER COLFAX, one of the representatives from the State of Indiana, having received a majority of the whole number of votes given, was declared by the Clerk duly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives for the thirty-eighth Congress.

Mr. Colfax was then conducted to the chair by Mr. Cox and Mr. Dawson; and after a brief address to the House, the oath prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, and by the act of July 2, 1862, was administerd to him by Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne, one of the representatives from the State of Illinois.

And thereupon the Speaker elect entered upon the duties of his office.

A similar oath to that administered to himself was then administered by the Speaker to the members elect, then present, being such as had answered to their names on the call of the Clerk, except the members from the State of Louisiana, and such also as had been directed by a vote of the House to be placed on the roll, except Francis P. Blair, jr., of Missouri.

The names of the persons claiming to have been elected as members from the State of Louisiana having been called,

Mr. Stevens moved that their credentials be referred to the Committee of Elections, when appointed, and that the administering of the oath to them be postponed until after the report of said committee.

Pending which,
Mr. Stevens moved the previous question.
Pending which,

Mr. James C. Allen moved that the motion of Mr. Stevens be laid on the table.

Pending which, Mr. Brooks moved, at 2 o'clock and 45 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

The question then recurred on the motion of Mr. James C. Allen.
And being put,
It was decided in the negative,
Yeas....

74 Nays...

101 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. James C. Allen

William J. Allen
Sydenham E. Ancona
Augustus C. Baldwin
George Bliss
James Brooks
James S. Brown
Brutus J. Clay

Mr. Alexander H. Coffroth Mr. James E. English
Samuel S. Cox

William E. Finck
James A. Cravens

John Ganson
John L. Dawson

Henry Grider
Charles Denison

John A. Griswold
John R. Eden

William A. Hall
Joseph K. Edgerton Aaron Harding
Charles A. Eldridge Henry W. Harrington

Mr. Charles M. Harris

Anson Herrick
William S. Holman
Wells A. Hutchins
Philip Johnson
William Johnson
Martin Kalbfleisch
Francis Kernan

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