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The Daily Dispatch: December 12, 1865., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Associated Press Dispatches.Congressional. Washington, December 11. --In the Senate, to-day, Mr. Wilson presented a petition from Frances Cook, and two thousand five hundred other colored people of the District, asking the privilege of suffrage. Referred to the Committee of the District of Columbia. A committee was appointed to act with the House committee on the subject of President Lincoln's death. On motion, so much of the President's message as relates to finance was referred to the Committee of Finance. Mr. Grimes, of Iowa, presented a bill granting an extension of time for the completion of certain coal railroads. Mr. Morgan presented the memorial of New York merchants asking the restoration of certain lights on the coast of Florida destroyed during the rebellion. Referred to the Committee of Commerce. Mr. Sumner presented a bill to confirm the land titles granted by General Slocum to colored men on the Sea Island last winter. Referred to the
palding, of Ohio; Higsby, Wright, of New Jersey. On Banking and Currency.--Messrs of New York, chairman; Har; Culver, of Pennsylvania, land, of Ohio; Harding, of Kentucky; Lynch, of Maine; Devrees, of Indiana; Randall, of Pennsylvania; Hubbard, of West Virginia. District of Columbia.--Ingersoll, of Illinois; Dumont, of Indiana; Davis, of New York; Baldwin, of Massachusetts; McCullough, of Maryland; Colt, of Missouri; Walker O. Mercer, of Pennsylvania; Sharkland, of Kentucky. On the Judiciary.--Messrs. Wilson, of Iowa, chairman; Boutrell, of Massachusetts; Francis Thomas, of Maryland; Williams, of Pennsylvania; Woodbridge, of Vermont; Morris, of New York; Rogers, of New Jersey; Lawrence, of Ohio, and Cook, of Illinois. The House refused to suspend the rules for the admission of a resolution giving Southern members the privilege of the floor pending the consideration of their claims to seats. After the transaction of much other business, the House adjourned.