's resolution calling on the Secretary of War
for a detailed statement of the numerical strength of the regular army was adopted.
introduced a bill to incorporate the Potomac Navigation Company
and Transportation Company.
Referred to the Com-......
gave notice of a bill to enlarge the power of the Freedmen's Bureau
A message from the President
was read, accompanied by a report from General Grant
disapproved of the report, characterizing it as "a white-washing report, " which reminded him of the Kansas
message of Franklin Pierce
replied to Mr. Sumner
, defending the message as an able and truthful statement of the facts.
offered a resolution, which was adopted, calling on the Committee of Elections to inquire into the alleged charge of disloyalty against Mr. Harris
, of Maryland
, and report the same to the House
, together with such action as they may recommend.
, by more than a two-thirds vote, adopted an amendment to the Constitution
providing against the assumption or payment, by the United States
, of any debt incurred by the late Confederate States
, or any States thereof.