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FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 1852.

The Ilonorable Pierre Soulé, from the State of Louisiana, attended.

The following message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. M. P. Fillmore, his Secretary:

? the Senate of the United States :

I transmit to the Senate the copy of a resolution adopted by the legislatire council of Canada, together with the copy of the note by which the resolution was communicated to this Government, expressing the satisfaction of that council at receiving intelligence of certain donations in aid of the reconstruction of the library of the Canadian parliament.

MILLARD FILLMORE.
WASILINGTON, January 6, 1852.
The message was read.

On motion by Mr, Pearce.
Ordered, That it lie on the table, and be printed.

The President pro temporre laid before the Senate a letter of William 8. Allen, Secretary of the Territory of New Mexico, communicating, in obedience to the act establishing a territorial government for New Mexico, copies of the acts, resolutions, and memorials of the legislative assembly of that Territory, passed at a session began aod liell the second day of June, 1851.

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Territories, and printed.

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Ordered, That the execution of the resolution of the 22d December, assiguing every Friday to the consideration of private bills, be suspended until one o'clock.

Mr. Walker presented a petition of citizens of Cincinnati, Ohio, praying that the public lands may be cederl to the States for the purpose of settlement; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Bayard presented a petition of citizens of Pennsylvania and Dela ware, praying an appropriation for the repair of the piers at Port Penn, in the Delaware river; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Bayard presented a memorial of the Commissioners of the town of Newcastle, Delaware, praying an appropriation for the improvement of the harbor at that place ; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Clarke presented a memorial of E. Carrington and others, merchants and underwriters, praying a survey of such parts of the China seas, Straits of Gaspar, and Java sea, as lie directly in the route of vessels proceeding to and from China ; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Hamlin presented a petition of journeymen book binders of Washington, praying that the system of binding the public documents by contract, may be abandoned.

Ordered. That it lie on the table.
Mr. Shields presented a petition of citizens of Washington, in the Dis-

trict of Columbia, praying the incorporation of the Eagle Steamboat Company; which was referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

On motion by Mr. Wade, Ordered, That leave be given to withdraw the petition of Joseph Veazie.

On motion by Mr. Clarke, Ordered, That the memorial of Edward Dexter, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Finance.

On motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, That the petition of William D. Porter, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

On motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, That the memorial of the heirs of Caleb Swan, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, That the petition of the Pioneer Cotton Manufacturing Company of Georgetown, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

On motion by Mr. Bradbury, Ordered, That the documents on the files of the Senate, relating to the claim of the States of Maine and Massachusetts against the United States, under the treaty of August 9, 1842, between the United States and Great Britain, be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion by Mr. Norris, Ordered, That the memorial of Coombs Greenwell, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Shields submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be directed to employ a draughtsinan to mark and lay down on the maps, now in the room of the Committee on Public Lands, the state of the surveys, and also show what has been disposed of by sale or otherwise. The rate of compensation for the service shall be the same as that of a clerk, not exceeding $1,800 per annum.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of War, communicating, in obedience to law, statements of the contracts which have been made under the authority of that department during the year 1851; which was read.

Ordered, That it lie on the table, and be printed.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of War, made in obedience to law, accompanied by a statement showing the expenditures for contingencies of the military establishment during the vear ending December 31, 1851; which vas reaii. Ordered, That it lie on the table, and be printed.

On motion by Mr. Pratt, Ordered, That the Committee of Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Colonel John C. Hays, and that it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Bayard, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of II. P. Dorsey, submitted an adverse report; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Pearce, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 98) for the relief of Sarah D. Mackay; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Public Buildings, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill (S. 99) to provide a room for the Congressional Library; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and considered as in Committee of the Whole, and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it be engrossed, and read a third time. Mr. Bayard, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill (S. 54) for the relief of Theodore Offut, reported it without amendment, and submitted a report on the subject; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to whom was referred the joint resolution (H. R. 6) to authorize the Postmaster General to legalize certain contracts for the transportation of the mail in California and Oregon, reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said resolution, and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading. Mr. Clemens, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 100) for the relief of Thomas Snodgrass; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Clarke asked, and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 101) to remit or refund duties on goods, wares, and merchandise destroyed by fire; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Borland asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 102) to amend the act approved March 2, 1831, entitled “An act to provide for the punishment of offences committed in cutting, destroying, or removing live oak and other timber or trees reserved for naval purposes; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of A. H. Cole, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 103) for his relief; which was read, and passed to the second read

Mr. Bayard, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of James Dunning, reported a bill (S. 104) for his relief; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the resolutions submitted by Mr. Walker, the 17th December, concerning the relations of the United States with foreign nations; and,

On motion by Mr. Walker, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until to-inorrow.

The following bills were read a second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole:

S. 93. A bill for the relief of Allen G. Johnson ;
S. 66. A bill for the relief of William P. Greene;
S. 67. Bill granting relief to John A. McGaw, of New York ;
S. 83. Bill for the relief of Mrs. Margaret Hetzel, widow and adminis-

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tratrix of A. R. Hetzel, late assistant quartermaster in the army of the United States;

S. 84. Bill for the relief of Adjutant General Roger Jones;

S. 85. Bill for the relief of the representative of Joseph Watson, deceased; ard no amendment being made, they were severally reported to the Senate:

Ordered, That they be engrossed, and read a third time.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the following bills:

S. 18. Bill for the relief of A. M. Dade, widow of the late Major F. S. Dade, United States army ;

S. 42. Bill for the relief of Richard Chaney, and others;
S. 76. Bill for the relief of the personal representative of William A.
Slacum, deceased;

And no amendment being made, they were reported to the Senate.
Ordered, That they be engrossed, and read a third time.

The bill (S. 82) for the relief of Elizabeth Arnold, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole, and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate. On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed, and read a third time, | Yeas--

24 On motion by Mr. Pratt, " The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Berrien, Borland, Clarke, Cooper, Davis, Douglas, Fish, James, Jones of Iowa, Mangum, Viller, Morton, Seward, Smith, Upham, Wade.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Bayard, Bradbury, Brodhead, Cass, Dawson, Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Downs, Felch, Geyer, Gwin, Hamlin, Hunter, Jones, of Tennessee, King, McRae, Mallory, Norris, Pratt, Spruance, Sumner, Underwood, Walker, Whitcomb.

So the bill was rejected.

The bill (S. 88) for the relief of Rufus Dwinel, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole.

On motion by Mr. Hunter to amend the bill by striking out the words " with interest from the fourth of March, eighteen hundred and thirtyseven.”

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11 On motion by Mr. Hunter, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Badger, Bayard, Berrien, Borland, Butler, Clarke, Cooper, Davis, Dawson, Dodge, of Iowa, Felch, Fish, Geyer, Hunter, James, Jones, of Iowa, King, Mason, Miller, Pearce, Pratt, Seward, Smith, Spruance, Sumner, Underwood, Wade, Whitcomb.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Bradbury, Brodhead, Dodge, of Wisconsin, Downs, Gwin, Hamlin, Houston, McRae, Mallory, Morton, Rusk.

It was determined in the affirmative, { Nags-

No further amendment being made, the bill was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That the bill be engrossed, and read a third time.

The bill (S. 95) to extend a patent heretofore granted to John Shly, of the State of Georgia, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole, and having been amended it was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That the bill be engrossed, and read a third time. The engrossed bill (S. 99) to provide a room for the Congressional Library, was read the third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

On motion by Mr. Badger, The Senate adjourned.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 1852.

Mr. Hale presented a petition of citizens of Alton, New Hampshire, praying the adoption of measures for the amicable adjustment of international controversies; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Butler presented a memorial of the Chamber of Commerce, of Charleston, a memorial of the Charleston Marine Society, and a memorial of the Board of Port Wardens of the port of Charleston, in the State of South Carolina, praying that from the fund which has accumulated in the Treasury from hospital and prize money and unclaimed balances due to deceased seamen, provision may be made in foreign ports for the comfort and accommodation of sick seamen; which were referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Fish presented a petition of the petty officers, seamen, and marines on board the United States ship North Carolina, praying the repeal of the act of last session of Congress, requiring them to receive their ration in kind; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Jones, of lowa, presented the memorial of a convention of citizens of Iowa, held at Oskaloosa, praying a grant of land to that State for the construction of a railroad from Davenport to Council Bluffs; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Borland presented the memorial of the Arkansas Central Railroad Company, praying a donation of land for the construction of a railroad from the Mississippi, opposite Memphis, to the boundary of Texas; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Gwin presented the petition of James W. Low, praying compensation for the capture of the British private armed schooner * Ann," during the last war with Great Britain; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Cass presented the memorial of the heirs of Sylvester Day, late an assistant surgeon in the army, praying the reimbursement of the money paid by the deceased for a substitute during the time he was prevented by

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