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separate, 178; kas not the Constitution settled this question ? 178; in the act of March 4, 1862, 178; the resolution is rerolutionary and destructive, 179; I would keep out traitors, not keep out States, 179; the country is alarmed, the people are anxious, 179; why these new measures : 179 ; who introduced this cause of dissension ? 179; if we choose to admit or refuse to admit Senators on this foor, what has the llouse of Representatives to do about it? 180; this body is independent of the House, 150; a division between what are called the Radicals and the Conservatives, 180; if our Radical friends do not want to get run over, they bad better get off the track, 150; this is to overcome the letter of the Constitution by a resolution of both Houses, 181; nothing said about the right of each House in the resolution, 181;
the question of admission is always in the bands · of a majority, 151; we owe it to ourselves that this matter shall be properly investigated, 161; resolution adopted, 162.
In the House, a resolution relative to the continued contumacy in the Southern States, 182.
Resolution for amending the Constitution relative to the power of Congress to make laws affording protection to persons and property, 152; resolutious relative to the power of Congress for the protection of emancipated slaves, freedmen, etc., 182,
Joint resolution for amending the Constitution reported by the committee on reconstruction, 182.
A bill to provide for restoring the States lately in insurrection to their full political rights, 183.
A bill declaring certain persons ineligible to oflice under the Government of the United States, 153.
In the llouse, the joint resolution for amending the Constitution considered, 183; magnitude of the task imposed on the committee, 183; would not refuse to do what was possible, 183; the proposition is not all that the committee desired, 184; the great labor of the committee, 184; provisions of the proposed amendment, 184; first section prohibits the States from abridging the privileges of citizens of the United States, 184; tho second section fixes the basis of representation, 155; the third section prohibits rebels from voting for members of Congress and electors of President until 1870, 165; motion to recommit, 165; inauspicious time to propose to amend the Constitution, 186; regret we have not found the situation of affairs and the virtue of the country such that we might come out on the plain, unanswerablo proposition that cvery adult intelligent citizen shall enjoy the right of suffrage, 180; joint resolution passed, 156.
In the Senate, joint resolution of the committee considered, 186; the resolution is the result of an investigation into the social condition of the Southern States, 186 ; great object of the first section is to restrain the power of the States, 187; it abolishes all class legislation in the States, and does away with the injustice of subjecting one class of persons to a code not applicable to another, 157; the second section does not recognize the authority of the United States over the question of suffrage in the several States, 187; the three-fifths principle has ceased with the destruction of slavery, 188; numbers, not property, is the theory of the Constitution, 188; tho third section cannot be of any practical
benefit, 18s; amendment moved, 189; other amend• ments moved, 189; amendments considered, 190; all
fersons are citizens proposed, 190 ; moved to except Indians, 190; moved to except Chinese, 190 ; modifications, 191 ; adopted, 191; manner of the appointment of this committee, 192; who has won ? 192; what are the facts of the business ? 192; an examination of tbe caucus
measure, 192; this thing cannot succeed, 193; the fourth section provides that the public debt shall remain inviolate, 194; the fifth declares the debts contracted in aid of secession illegal, and prohibits their payigent, 194 ; amendments adopted, 194; the resolution as amended, 194; concurred in by the House, 195.
Resolution requesting the President to transmit to Governors tbe joint resolntion to amend the Constitution, 195; reply of the President, 195; reply of the Secretary of State, 195.
In the Senate, a bill to protect all persons in their civil rights and to vindicate the same, 196; the most important measure that has been under consideration, 196; its purpose to carry into effect tbe Consututional Amed. ment, 196; the first section makes all persons of Afrimo descent citizens, 196; the basis of the whole bill, 190; one of the most dangerous measures ever introduced to the Senate, 197; does the adoption of the amendment give Congress any such anthority ? 197; was it ever pre tended ttat the Constitution conferred this power! 197; not a particle of constitutional warrant for the first seetion, 198; what is the meaning of the amendment? 138; views entertained by the members of the committe reporting the amendment, 193; foresaw emancipation would encounter vehement opposition in the slave States, 198; it is caid the emancipation simply relictes the slave from the obligation to render service to the master, 198; called upon to abandon the poor creature we have emancipated, 199; havo the advocates of this amendment any such improper purpose ? 199; Do wartaat in the Constitution for such legislation as this, 199; this bill is a wasp with the sting in its tail, 20); its peori. sions, 200 ; what are the objects sought to be accon. plished by the bill ? 200 ; we fear the emancipated states will not have their rights, 200; I want this Contess to say that in conferring these civil rights they do not mean to confer the right to vote, 200; bill passed, a1.
In the House, a bill to protect all persons in their eri rights, 201 ; following the Constitution, 201; if al otr citizens were of one race and color, we should be relieved of our difficulties, 201; this bill proposes to gira to Casgress more dangerous powers than any other bil,991; I) way in which these men can be protected except by action of Congress, 202 ; this bill the proper remus, 202; the sole objects of this bill to secure to that channel of persons the fundamental rights of citizensbip, P.; the power to pass it is derived from the second section of the late amendment to the Constitution, 202; a post so sidious and dangerous measure, 202; bill recompitt 203; reported back and passed, 203.
In the Senate, question of concurrence with the He considered, 203; veto of the President, 203 ; consiueration of the veto, 203 ; provisions of the bill not unjust, 203; its features, 203; explanations, 204; bill passed over the veto, 204.
In the House, the Civil Rights bill passed over the President's veto, 204.
In the Senate, the bill to enlarge the powers of the Freedmen's Bureau considered, 205; a practical meast for the benefit of the freedmen, 205; some determine! to sacrifice the Union and the Constitution unless they can achieve the right of suffrage for the negro, 30; not necessary to call in the aid of the black man to the government of this country, 205; this was pet a jarta the verdict of the war, 206; nature and provisivos of this bill, 206; claimed under the second section of the amendment that Congress may do any thing necessar in its judgment to secure to the negro all civil rights that are secured to white persons, 206; not intended to make the bureau a permanent institution, 207, object to tris;
the attention of Congress to something practical, 207; it carries with it a police power objectionable in the States, 207; the dangerous powers intrusted to this burcau, 207; & magnificent bill for & Presidential election, 207; expenses of the bill, 207; land, provisions, medicines furnished to the negroes, 208; bill intended to meet an inevitable result of the war, 295; there may have been some cases during the war when the provisions of the Constitution were violated, perhaps necessarily, 209; whether we call it a war power or some other power, the power must necessarily exist, 209; the foundation of the bill, 209; we must meet it under some power, 210; objections to the bill, 210; bill passed, 210.
In the House, a substitute for the Senate bill passed, 210. In the Senate, reported back from the committee, 211; the Senate's bill with a few exceptions, 211; report concurred in and bill passed in Senate, 211; veto of the President, 211; considered in the Senate, 211 ; bill failed to pass, 211.
In the House, a new bill introduced and passed, 211.
In the Senate, the bill considered and amendments adopted, 211 ; limitation of number of officers and their pay proposed, 211 ; approved and bill passed, 212.
In the House the amendments of the Senate not concurred in, 212; conference committee appointed in each House, 212; report of committee concurred in by the Senate, 212; report in the House explained, 212; details of the amendments, 212; report concurred in by the House, 213; veto of the President, 213; bill repassed by the House, 214 ; ditto by the Senate, 214.
In the House, a bill relative to the responsibility of officers considered, 215; object to relieve all persons acting under military authority from responsibility when sued for acts done, 215; an order from a military officer a defence, 215; State courts have held an order from the President to bo necessary, 215; character of the evidence, 215; removal of the action, 215; similar provision in the Force bill of 1833, 215; other features of the bill, 215; bill wholly in the interest of one of the litigant parties, 216; the plaintiff may have just canse of action, 216; contrary to the fundamental provisions of the Government, 216; legalizes as proof what is unknown to the laws, 217; bill passed, 217.
In the Senate, amendment moved to the bill, 217; there are limits beyond which it is not only unsafe but unwise to go, 217; act of 1563, 218; a precedent for this class of legislation, 218; the term “ martial law," 218; object of this bill, 213; the bill only simple justice, 219; amendment lost, 219; moved to strike out, 219; your act proposes to punish in damages for
honest judicial opinion, 219, he utters words in defance of the authority of the United States, 219; this transfer of causes not contemplated in tho Constitution, 219; extraordinary provisions of this bill, 220; are State judges to be punished for an error of judgment ? 220; cases in which State courts have refused to transfer, 220; many cases, 220; how did it happen there was any precedent for this thing? 221; the section contains a sound principle, 221; is there any thing in this statuto contrary to the Constitution? 222; motion lost, bill passed, 222; House non-concurs, 222; conference committees appointed, 222; bill passed, 222.
In the Ilouse, credentials of persons from Tennessee presented, 223; a question of order, 223; reference to Committee of Fifteen moved, 223; withdrawn, 223; joint resolution to restore Tennesseu offered, 223; two reasons against it, 223 ; Tennessee is as republican as Massachusetts, 223; resolution passed, 224; resolution amended in the Senate, 224; agreed to by the House,
224; resolution passed, 224; message of the President approving the same, 224; members sworn in, 225.
In the Senate, a report on the protest of members of the New Jersey Legislature, 223; the report, 226; amendment moved to the resolution that John P. Stockton is entitled to his seat by inserting the word "not" moved, 227; a majority was necessary to constitute a valid election, 227; the Legislature of New Jersey might say a plurality should elect, 227; Senators are to be cho. sen by the Legislature, not by legislators, 229; nothing but the Constitution of the United States can bind the Legislature, 225; the State constitution deines what the Legislature shall consist of, 225; the Constitution of the United States does not pretend to say how a Legislature shall be organized, 228; vote of Mr. Morrill, 228; vote of Mr. Stockton, 228; explanations, 229; motion to amend the journal by striking out the vote of Stockton, 229; by the principles of natural and parliamentary law no man could be a judge in his own case, 229; not a bona fide examination of the right of the New Jersey Senator to his seat, 230; amendment withdrawn, motion to reconsider the vote on Stockton's right to his seat, 230; reasons for this right, 230; vote taken and vacancy declared, 231.
In the Senate, a bill to regulate the time and manner of holding elections for Senators in Congress, 231; feâtures of the bill, 231; passed in both IIouses, 231.
In the Senate, a bill for the admission of Colorado considered, 231; a protest, 231; three distinct objections to the admission, 282; irregularity of the proceedings, small population, no enabling act, 232; constitution not republican, 232; amendment offered, 232; right of negroes to vote, belongs to the States, 232; question of population, 233; the word "white" in the constitution is a great reason why she should not be admitted, 284; bill rejected, 234; reconsideration moved, 234; bill passed, 235; passed in the House, 285; veto of the President, 235.
Anniversary of President Lincoln's death observed by both Houses, 236; introduction of the orator of the day, 237.
In the Senate, a resolution relative to the attempted assassination of the Emperor of Russia, 237; amendment moved, 237; lost, 235; resolution passed in both Houses, 233.
In the House, a resolutior offered that the Freedmen's Bureau is unnecessary and unconstitutional, and that measures be taken to repeal all acts relative thereto, 238; not received, 238.
In the House a committee to investigate riots at Memphis resolred upon, 238.
In the IIouse, a resolution relative to levying contributions on the Southern States to defray the expenses of the war offered, 239; passed, 239; do. to support the President, 239.
In the House, resolutions relative to Jefferson Davis offered, 239; do. in the Senate, 220; do, in the House, 240; passed, 240.
In the Senate, a resolution that no person receive compensation as a public officer before contirmation by the Senate, where such confirmation is required, 210; how is this constitutional ? 240.
The power of the President to remove from oflice a controverted point from the foundation of the Government, 241; the laws have not been uniform, 211; law of 1863, 211; the control of the revenues of the country is not in the hands of the President, 241; in one sense Congress has a right to refuse to pay salaries, 241; two ways to get rid of the President, 242; the consequences of this precedent in future, 212; the propnsition is very
simple, 242 ; •why attach these propositions to appropri. Cook, Burton C.--Representative from Illinois, 124; on the
Corea.-Dependency of China, 255; area, 239; population,
DAVIS, JEFFERSOX.-Resolation in Congress relatire to
offers a resulution on reconstruction, 143; on represent. offers a resolution, 115.
Delano, COLUMBUS.-Representative from Ohio, 134; Duet
252; Democratic Convention, 252; proceedings, 232; DE LA Rưe, Thomas.-Birth, 263 ; pursuits, 263; death 94
DICKIxSON, DANIEL S.-Birth, 206; political carect, ***;
Diplomatic Correspond ence and Foreign Relations.-- Let- Eliot, Thomas D.- Representative from Massachusetts, 124;
ter of Mr. Seward defining the position of the United on report of Conference Committee, 212.
Farixi, Carlo LUIGI.-Birth, 283 ; career, 285; death, 286.
classes, 271; influence of air, 271; summary of impor- nominates L. C. Matlock for chaplain, 129 ; offers reso-
256; military movements of the latter, 256; General
proviso, 139; on exclusion of Southern members, 168. seizure of arms, 287; invasion, 287; skirmishing, 287;
reconstruction committee, 134-138 ; offers an amend- 257; capture of Fenians, 257; parolled, 257; destinations
another invasion anticipated, 238; Fenian Congress, 288;
reconstruction committee, 136 ; offers a resolution, 140 ;
clusion of Southern representatives, 153–181 ; on the
scat, 223; on the President's power to remove office-
tions between the Greek and Armenian Churches, 276; Finances of the United States.-Errors in the estimates of
June 30, 1866, 289 ; balance in the Treasury, 259; specie
debt, 277; commerce, 277; joins the alliance against reduction of currency, 290; items of the increase and
decrease of the public debt during the fiscal year, 290;
rapid progress of liquidation, 290; net decrease of the
per circulation, 291; statement in detail of the indebt.
277; population of, 278; army, 273; navy, 278; com- try as described by the Secretary, 293; the paper circu.
hence duplication of taxes, 293; another defect, the
duction, 279; new and powerful apparatus, 279; thermo- 294; steps taken for its revision, 294; report of com-
a source of rovenue, 297; variations of the tax, 297;
tax, 297; receipts from this source, 297; ditto from
other sources, 298; estimate of aggregate results for the
year ending June 30, 1967, 298; action of Congress rela- Foot, SOLOxos.-Birth, 27; career, 327; death, $27.
FOSTER, LAFAYETTE S.-Senator from Connecticut, 124
Freedmen.-Amendment to the act establishing the berean,
Geographical Erplorations and Discoreries in 1966: me
general geography, 538; distribution of vegetatioa of te
ress, 308; auction sales in New York of works of art, oceans and seas, 339; Arctic America, 339;United States,
a State of the Union ! 352; action of the Legislsiere
resolutions relative to Jefferson Davis, 85; crops 54;
elect, 323; judges of Supreme Court, 323; school fund, German-Italian War.–Difficulties between Anstria ser
dowa, 864; losses, 365; war in Northeastern GEHTSADY