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On motion of Mr. Rathbun, Resolved, That when the House adjourns to-day, it adjourn to meet on Monday next, that in the mean time the Speaker may have an opportunity to appoint the standing committees.

The House resumed the consideration of the resolution offered by Mr. Cobb, on Monday last, for drawing the names of members for the seleotion of their seats.

The question being on agreeing to the said resolution,

Mr. Brodhead moved the previous question, which was seconded, and the main question was ordered: when

Mr. Hungerford moved that the said resolution be laid upon the table: And the question being put,

Yeas, It was decided in the negative, Nays,

113 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. John Quincy Adams Mr. George W. Hopkins Mr. William W. Payne
Joseph H. Anderson
John W. Houston

John S. Pendleton
Thomas H. Bayly
Edmund W. Hubard

Augustus L. Perrill
Henry Bedinger
Samuel D. Hubbard

James H. Relle
James Black
Charles Hudson

John A. Rockwell
James A. Black
Orville Hungerford

John Runk
John Blanchard
James B. Hunt

Cullen Sawtelle
James B. Bowlin
Robert M. T. Hunter

William Sawyer
Jacob Brinkerboff
Thomas Builer King

Henry J. Seaman
Richard Brodhead
John W. Lawrence

James A. Seddon
E. Carrington Cabell
Owen D. Leib

Luther Severance
William W. Campbell John H. Lumpkin

Truman Smith
John H. Campbell
William B. Maclay

Albert Smith
Jacob Collamer
Moses McClean

Robert Smith
Albert Constable
John A. McClernand

Frederick P. Stanton
Henry Y. Cranston
Felix G. McConnell

David A. Starkweather
Erastus D. Culver
John D. McCrate

Henry St. John
John De Mott
Joseph J. McDowell

John Strohin
Paul Dillingham, jr.
Edward W. McGaughey

Witam Taylor
James Dixon

Abraham R. Mcllvaine Bannon G. Thibodeaux
Stephen A. Douglass
George P. Marsh

Benjamin Thompson
Jacob Erdman
William S. Miller

Allen G. Thurman
Orlando B. Ficklin
Joseph Morris

Daniel R. Tilden
Meredith P. Gentry
Isac E. Morse

Horace Wheaton
Josha R. Giddings
William A. Moseley

I lugh White
Samuel Gordon
Mace Moulton

Hezekiah Williams
James Graham
Archibald C. Niven

David Wilmot
Joseph Grinnell
Moses Norris

Thomas M. Woodruff
Hannibal Hamlin
Isaac Parish

Jacob S. Yost.
Joseph P. Hoge
Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. Amos Abbott
Mr. Lucien B. Chase

Mr. James J. Faran
Lemuel H. Arnold
John S. Chipman

Solomon Foot
George Ashmun
Henry S. Clarke

Henry D. Foster
Archibald Atkinson
Howell Coub

George Fries
Edward D. Baker
William M. Cocke

William S. Garvin
Daniel M. Barringer
John Crozier

William F. Giles
Joshua F. Bell
Alvan Cullom

Charles Goodyear
Charles S. Benton
John D. Cummins

Henry Grider
Asa Biggs

Francis A. Cunningham Martin Grover
Linn Boyd
John R. J. Daniel

James G. Hampton
Milton Brown
Garrett Davis

Hugh A. Hara'son
William G. Brown
Columbus Delano

John H. Harmanson
Joseph Buffington
James C. Dobbin

Alexander Harper
Armistead Burt
Alfred Dockery

Thomas J. Henley
Charles W. Cathcart
Robert P. Dunlap

Richard P. Herrick
John G. Chapman
Samuel S. Ellsworth

Henry W. Hilliard
Reuben Chapman
John H. Ewing

Elias B. Holmes

Mr. William J. Hough Mr. Robert Dale Owen Mr. Stephen Strong
George S. Houston
Thomas Perry

George Sykes
Washington Hunt
John Petrit

William P. Thomasson
Timothy Jenkins
James Pollock

James Thompson
James H. Johnson
Sterling Price

Jacob Thompson
Joseph Johnson
Alexander Ramsey

John W. Tibbatts
Andrew Johnson
David S. Reid

Robert Toombs
George W. Jones
R. Barnwell Rhett

William M. Tredway
Seaborn Jones
John Ritter

Andrew Trumbo
Andrew Kennedy
Julius Ruckwell

Joseph Vance
Daniel P. King
Joseph M. Root

Samuel F. Vinton
Preston King
Joseph Russell

John Wentworth
Shelton F. Leake
John F. Scammon

William W. Wick
Abner Lewis
Robert C. Schenck

Robert C. Winthrop
Lewis C. Levin
Alexander D. Sims

Bradford R. Wood
Edward Long
Leonard H. Simms

Joseph A. Woodward
Robert McClelland
Richard F. Simpson

William W. Woodworth
John H. McHenry
Thomas Smith

William Wright
James J. McKay
Caleb B. Smith

Archibald Yell
John P. Martin

Alexander H. Stephens Bryan R. Young.
Barclay Martin

Andrew Stewart
So the House refused to lay the resolution upon the table.

The main question was then put, Will the House agree to the said resolution?

117 And decided in the affirmative,

SYeas,

Nays,
The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirniative are-
Mr. Amos Abbott
Mr. Solomon Foot

Mr. James Pollock
John Quincy Adams
Henry D. F'oster

Sterling Price
Stephen Adams
George Fries

Alexander Ramsey
Lemuel H. Arnold
William S. Garvin

David S. Reid
George Ashmun
Meredith P. Gentry

R. Barnwell Rhett
Archibald Atkinson
Charles Goodyear

John Ritter
Edward D. Baker
Henry Grider

Julius Rockwell
Daniel M. Barringer
Joseph Grinnel!

Joseph M. Root
Joshua F. Bell
Martin Grover

Joseph Russell
Charles S. Benton
James G. Hampton

John F. Scammon
Asa Biggs
Hugh A. Haralson

Robert C. Schenck
Linn Boyd
John H. Harmanson

Alexander D. Sims
Milton Brown
Thomas J. Henley

Leonard H. Simnis
William G. Brown
Richard P. Herrick

Richard F. Simpson
Joseph Buffington
Henry W. Hilliard

Thomas Smith
Armistead Burt
Elias B. Holmes

Caleb B. Smith
Charles W. Cathcart
William J. Hough

Alexander H. Stephens
John G. Chapman
George S. Houston

Andrew Stewart
Reuben Chapman
Washington Hunt

Stephen Strong
Lucien B. Chase
James B. Hunt

George Sykes
John S. Chipman
James H. Johnson

William P. Thomasson
Henry S. C'arke
Joseph Johnson

James Thompson
Howell Cobb
Andrew Johnson

Jacob Thompson
William M. Cocke
George W. Jones

John W. Tibbalts
Henry Y. Cranston
Seaborn Jones

Robert Toombs
John H. Crozier
Andrew Kennedy

William M. Tredway
Alvan Cullom
Daniel P. King

Andrew Trumbo
John D. Cummins
Shelton F. Leake

Joseph Vance
Francis A. Cunningham Abner Lewis

Samuel F. Vinton
John R. J. Daniel
Lewis C. Levin

John Wentworth
Garret Davis
Edward Long

William W. Wick
Columbus Delano
Robert McClelland

Robert C. Winthrop
James C. Dobbin
John H. McHenry

Bradford R. Wood
Alfred Dockery
James J. McKay

Joseph A. Woodward
Robert P. Dunlap
John P. Martin

William W. Woodworih
Joseph E. Edsall
Barclav Martin

William Wright
Samuel S. Ellsworth
Robert Dale Owen

Archibald Yell
John H. Ewing
Thomas Perry

Bryan R. Young
James J. Faran
John Pettit

Jacob S. Yost.

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Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. Joseph H. Anderson Mr. Edmund W. Hubard Mr. John S. Pendleton
Thomas H. Bayly
Samuel D. Hubbard

Augustus L. Perrill
James Black
Charles Hudson

James H. Relfe
John Blanchard
Orville Hungerford

John A. Rockwell
James B. Bowlin
Robert M. T. Hunter

John Runk
Jacob Brinkerhoff
Timothy Jenkins

Cullen Sawtelle
Richard Brodhead
Thomas Butler King

William Sawyer
William W. Campbell
John W. Lawrence

Henry J. Seaman
John H. Campbell
Owen D. Leib

James A. Seddon
Jacob Collamer
John H. Lumpkin

Luther Severance
Albert Constable
William B. Maclay

Truman Smith
John De Mott
Moses McClean

Robert Smith
Paul Dillingham, jr.
John A. McClernand

Frederick P. Stanton
James Dixon
John D. McCrate

David A. Starkweather
Stephen A. Douglass
Joseph J. McDowell

Henry St. John
Jacob Erdman

Edward W. McGaughey John Strohm
Orlando B. Ficklin

Abraham R. McIlvaine William Taylor
Joshua R Giddings
George P. Marsh

Benjamin Thompson
William F. Giles
William S. Miller

Allen G. Thurman
Samuel Gordon
Joseph Morris

Daniel R. Tilden
James Graham
Isaac E. Morse

Horace Wheaton
Hannibal Hamlin
William A. Moseley

Hugh White
Alexander Harper
Mace Moulton

Hezekiah Williams
Joseph P. Hoge
Archibald C. Niven

David Wilmot
George W. Hopkins
Isaac Parish

Thomas M. Woodruff.
John W. Houston

William W. Payne The Clerk, under the direction of the Speaker, and in presence of the House, then proceeded to the execution of the said order, by placing in a box the name of each member and delegate upon a separate piece of paper, and drawing them out, one at a time, until all the names were drawn; each member choosing his seat when his name was announced.

The order having been executed,

Mr. Tibbatts gave notice of a motion for leave to introduce bills of the following titles, viz:

A bill making appropriations for the improvement of the navigation of the Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri, and Arkansas rivers.

A bill to authorize the purchase of the residue of the stock held by individual stockholders in the Louisville and Portland Canal Company, and the Louisville Dry Dock Company; and to make the navigation of said canal free from toll.

A bill making appropriations for the improvement of certain rivers and harbors.

A bill to amend an act entitled “An act to provide for the better security of the lives of passengers on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam,” approved July 9, 1838.

A bill providing a similar compensation for the officers and soldiers who served in the Indian wars, prior to the treaty of Greenville, in 1795, as is now authorized by law to be paid to officers and soldiers of the revolutionary war.

Mr. Owen gave notice of a motion for leave to introduce a bill for establishing a Smithsonian Institution.

Mr. McClernand gave notice of a motion for leave to introduce a bill to reduce and graduate the price of public lands.

Mr. Giles moved the following resolution:

Résolved, That of the twenty thousand copies of the President's message, now ordered to be printed, five thousand copies thereof, with the documents relating to Teras and Mcrico," be printed as soon as possible for the use of this House; and also, that the usual number extra (ten

thousand) of copies of the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, and accompanying documents, be printed.

A motion was made by Mr. Robert Smith to amend the said resolution, by adding thereto the following, viz:

“And that there be printed, in addition to the usual number already ordered, three thousand copies of the President's message and accompanying documents in the German language.

The said amendment was read; and the question being put, Will the
House agree thereto?

It was decided in the negative.
The question recurred, Will the House agree to the said resolution? when

A motion was made by Mr. Payne to amend the same by inserting “twenty thousand extra, " instead of the usual number.

After debate,

Mr. Brodhead moved the previous question, which was seconded; and the main question was ordered.

Pending the question on which, on motion of Mr. Kennedy, the House, at thirteen minutes after 3 o'clock, p. m., adjourned until Monday next, at 12 o'clock meridian.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1845.

Jefferson Davis and Robert W. Roberts, members from the State of Mississippi, appeared, were sworn to support the constitution of the United States, and took seats in the House.

Mr. Wentworth gave notice of a motion for leave to introduce a bill to establish a port of entry at the city of Chicago.

Mr. George S. Houston gave notice of a motion for leave to introduce bills of the following titles, viz:

A bill to establish a permanent prospective pre-emption system in favor of actual settlers on the public lands; and

A bill to cede to the State of Alabama the public lands lying within the limits of said State for purposes of education.

Mr. Hoge gave notice of a motion for leave to introduce a bill to sell the reserved mineral lands in the State of Illinois and in the Territories of Iowa and Wisconsin.

Mr. James A. Black gave notice of a motion for leave to introduce a bill to reorganize the militia of the United States, and for other purposes. Mr. Bowlin gave notice of a motion for leave to introduce a bill

organizing a territorial government in the Oregon territory, and for other purposes.

The House resumed the consideration of the resolution moved by Mr. Giles on Thursday last, and pending when the House adjourned on that day, in relation to the printing of the documents upon the subject of “ Texas and Mexico,” accompanying the President's message, and of the annual report of the Secretary of the Treasury; the question being, Will the House agree to the motion made by Mr. Payne to amend the same, by striking out the words “usual number," and inserting, in lieu thereof,“ twenty thousand."

And the main question was put, Will the House agree to the said motion of Mr. Payne?

92 And decided in the negative, Yeas, Nays,

105 The nays and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Mr. George Rathbun

David S. Reid
James H. Relfe
R. Barnwell Rhett
Robert W. Roberts
Joseph Russell
Cullen Sawtelle
William Sawyer
Alexander D. Sims
Leonard H. Simms
Richard F. Simpson
Thomas Smith
Robert Smith
Frederick P. Stanton
Henry St. John
Stephen Strong
George Sykes
William Taylor
Bannon G. Thibodeaux
James Thompson
Allen G. Thurman
John W. Tibbatis
John Wentworth
William W. Wick
Hezekiah Williams
David Wilmot
Joseph A. Woodward
William W. Woodworth
William L. Yancey
Archibald Yell.

Those who voted in the affirmative are Mr. Stephen Adams

Mr. Thomas J. Henley Archibald Atkinson

Joseph P. Hoge Thomas H. Bayly

Isaac E. Holmes James A. Black

George S. Houston James B. Bowlin

Edmund W. Hubard Linn Boyd

Robert M. T. Hunter William G. Brown

Charles J. Ingersoll Armistead Burt

James Hl. Johnson E. Carrington Cabell

Joseph Johnson Charles W. Cathcart

Andrew Johnson Reuben Chapman

George W. Jones Lucien B. Chase

Seaborn Jones John S. Chipman

John W. Lawrence Henry S. Clarke

Shelton F. Leake Howell Cobb

Owen D. Leib Albert Constable

John H. Lumpkin Alvan Cullom

William B. Maclay John D. Cummins

Robert McClelland Francis A. Cunningham John A. McClernand John R. J. Daniel

Ja D. McCrate Edward S. Dargin

John P. Martin Jefferson Davis

Burclay Martin John De Mott

Joseph Morris James C. Dobbin

Archibald C. Niven Stephen A. Douglass

Moses Norris James J. Faran

Robert Dale Owen Orlando B. Ficklin

Isaac Parish George Fries

William W. Payne William S. Garvin

Augustus L. Perrill Hannibal Hamlin

John Petrit Hugh A. Haralson

Sterling Price Those who voted in the negative are Mr. Amos Abbott

Mr. Meredith P. Gentry John Quincy Adams

Joshua R. Giddings Lemuel H. Arnold

William F. Giles George Ashmun

Charles Goodycar Edward D. Baker

Samuel Gordon Daniel M. Borringer

James Graham Henry Bedinger

Henry Grider Joshua F. Bell

Joseph Grinnell Charles S. Benton

Martin Grover Asa Bigos

James G. Hampton Jarnes Black

John H. Harmanson John Blanchard

Alexander Harper Jacob Brinkerhoff

Richard P. Herrick Richard Brodhead

Henry W. Hilliard Milton Brown

Elias B. Holmes Joseph Buffington

George W. Hopkins William W. Campbell William J. Hough John H. Campbell

John W. Houston William M. Cocke

Charles Hudson
Jacob Collamer

Orville Hungerford
Henry Y. Cranston

Washington Hunt
John H Crozier

James B. Hunt
Erastus D. Culver

Joseph R. Ingersoll
Garrett Davis

Timothy Jenkins
Columbus Delano

Andrew Kennedy
Paul Dillingham, jr.

Daniel P. King
James Dixon

Preston King
Alfred Dockery

Thomas Butler King
Robert P. Dunlap

Abper Lewis
Joseph E. Edsall

Lewis C. Levin
Samuel S. Ellsworth

Moses McClean
Jacob Erdman

Joseph J. McDowell
John H. Ewing

Edward W. McGaughey
Solomon Foot

John H. McHenry
Henry D. Foster

Abraham R. Mcllvaine
So the said amendment was rejected.

Mr. James J. McKay

George P. Marsh
William S. Miller
William A. Moseley
Mace Moulton
John S. Pendleton
James Pollock
Alexander Ramsey
John Ritter
Julius Rockwell
John A. Rockwell
Joseph M. Root
John Runk
John F. Scammon
Robert C. Schenck
Henry J. Seaman
Luther Severance
Truman Smith
Albert Smith
Caleb B. Smith
Alexander H. Stephens
Andrew Stewart
John Strohm
William P. Thomasson
Benjamin Thompson
Daniel R. Tilden
Andrew Trumbo
Joseph Vance
Horace Wheaton
Hugh White
Robert C. Winthrop
Rradford R. Wood
Thomas M. Woodruff
Bryan R. Young
Jacob S. Yost.

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