The proceedings of this body on Monday presented nothing of especial importance.
We extract a small portion of the worthless mass:
In the Senale, Mr. Wade
offered a joint resolution, that the Secretary of the Treasury
be directed to remit all duties and imports on all arms imported since 1st of May, which have not actually been paid, and on all arms which may be imported prior to the 1st of January, 1862, for the use of any State which in good faith is aiding in suppressing the rebellion now waged against the United States
Referred to the Committee of Finance.
presented a petition for the relief of Roger Jones
, who commanded at Harper's Ferry
, and was obliged to destroy public and private property there, and of volunteers in the service of the United States
Referred to the Committee
on Military Affairs.
In the House, Mr. Upton
, of Virginia
, (!) offered a resolution requiring all officers in the service of the United States
to report to the proper department the names and numbers of such persons as may be released upon parole on taking the oath of allegiance.
, of Ohio
, presented a resolution referring to the Committee
on Elections the question of the legality of the election of Mr. Upton
, of Virginia
, of Indiana
, offered a resolution declaring that during the present session of Congress the House
will only consider bills relating to the military and naval service, or to the financial matters connected therewith, and that all other bills shall be referred to the proper committees, without debate, for the consideration of the next Congress.--Adopted.
presented a preamble and series of resolutions asserting that, in the judgment of this House, it is no part of the duty of soldiers of the United States
to capture or return fugitive slaves; instructing the Committee
on Judiciary to inquire into the expediency of repealing the ‘"Fugitive Slave law;"’ and declaring that Major Emory
, having resigned his commission in the United States
service under circumstances showing sympathy with the rebellion against the General Government
, his reappointment was improper and unjustifiable, and that this House, in the name of the people of the United States
, demand his removal.
rose to a point of order.
He urged that the resolutions were in contravention of that proposed by Mr. Holman
, limiting the legislative action of the House
, and which has been adopted.
Numerous points of order were raised by other members among the opposition, and considerable confusion prevailed for a brief while.
The Chair, after appealing to the members to sustain him in his efforts to enforce the rules of the House
, overruled the point of order raised by Mr. Hickman
The question recurring upon Mr. Edwards
' motion to lay on the table, the ayes and noes were demanded by Mr. Lovejoy
, and the motion agreed to — ayes 87, noes 62.
moved a reconsideration of the vote by which Mr. Holman
's resolution was adopted.
moved to lay the motion on the table.
desired to know whether the adoption of Mr. Holman
's resolution would cut off the proposition of measures looking to a peaceful settlement of our national difficulties.
Cries from the Administration side, ‘"yes,"’ ‘"yes."’
, of Illinois
, rose to a point of order.
He objected to the debate which was being attempted.
The Chair ruled that all debate was out of order.
thought that having the floor it was his right to debate the question, nevertheless he did not wish to infringe upon the rules of the House
He was one of those who had not yet resigned all hope of a peaceful solution of our difficulties.
Objections being made by Messrs. Washburne
to his remarks, he renewed the motion of Mr. Holman
to lay upon the table the motion proposed by Mr. Hickman
's motion to reconsider was then adopted, and that gentleman proposed to so amend the resolution submitted by Mr. Holman
, restricting the action of the House
as to include general questions of a judicial character, and on this amendment he called the previous question.
held that the amendment was out of order, inasmuch as that it changed the nature of business in the House
, of Illinois
, requested Mr. Hickman
to modify his resolution so as to include also cases of contested election, which request was declined.
then asked and obtained the unanimous consent of the House
to urge upon it the rejection of the resolution.
After a brief colloquy between Messrs. Richardson
, which the Speaker
interrupted with a peremptory call to order--
asked permission to propose an amendment to include within the restriction all questions looking to a peaceable settlement of our national difficulties.
Objections were raised by Messrs. Washburne
, and several other Republican members.
, of Kentucky
, then moved, in the name of his constituents, of his country, and of his God, to lay the resolutions on the table, and on this motion called the ayes and noes, which resulted in its rejection — ayes 52, noes 102
The amendment of Mr. Hickman
was then adopted.
, of Indiana
offered a lengthy series of resolutions, declaring that in a crisis like the present it was the duty of all to strengthen the hands of the Government
; that all partisan influences should be ignored, and that in the appointment of all public officers the only questions should be, ‘"Is he honest, is he faithful?"’ [Suppressed laughter on the floor] That the Federal Government
would promote the cause of the nation by extending to our deluded brethren of the South
the olive branch of peace.
interrupted the further reading with a motion to lay the resolutions on the table.
raised the point of order, which was sustained by the Chair, that the resolutions were excluded under the operation of those of the gentleman an from Indiana
, of Illinois
, offered a resolution authorizing the standing committees to employ clerks as usual.
objected to the resolution as being out of order under the Holman resolution.
The point of order the Chair sustained, amid general laughter on the side of the opposition.
appealed from the decision of the Chair, when
moved to lay the appeal on the table.
Adopted. [Renewed laughter from the opposition.]
, of Iowa
, offered a resolution withholding pensions from all persons sympathizing with or aiding in rebellion, and requesting all pensioners from those States which have not contributed their aid to the General Government
, to swear that they have at no time favored or encouraged Secession.
objected to this resolution also, as being out of order, and his objection was sustained by the Chair.
submitted a resolution requiring the heads of departments to return the number of clerks from the Southern States
retained by them, and the names of those who have refused to take the oath of allegiance.