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Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom were referred the following bills :

S. 9. A bill to grant to the State of Missouri a right of way and a portion of the public land for the purpose of aiding in making a railroad from St. Louis to the western limits of said State;

S. 14. A bill granting to the State of Alabama the right of way and a donation of public land for making a railroad from Selma to the Tennessee river;

S. 28. A bill granting to the State of Michigan the right of way and a donation of public land for the construction of a ship canal around the falls of St. Mary's, in said State; S. 29. A bill granting to the State of Michigan the right of way

and donation of public land for the purpose of constructing a road from Saginaw to Montreal river, with a branch from the Grand river into the same;

S. 35. A bill granting the right of way and making a donation of land to the State of Alabama in aid of the construction of the Mobile and Girard railroad;

S. 37. A bill granting to the State of Wisconsin a donation of public lands to aid in the construction of a railroad from the city of Milwaukie to the Mississippi river; reported the same, with an amendment to each.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the joint resolution (S. R. 3) explanatory of the act approved September 28, 1850, entitled "An act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States," with the amendment made thereto, as in Committee of the Whole.

On motion by Mr. Walker to amend the amendment, by adding thereto the following:

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That when any person, being a citizen of the United States, or having declared his or her intention to become such, according to existing laws, and being of the age of twenty-one years or upwards, or the head of a family, shall settle upon any of the public lands of the United States not reserved for forts, arsenals, dock-yards, navy-yards, or other needful buildings, or special purposes, or appropriated for other special uses, except such as are known to contain mines of the precious or gro88 metals or precious stones, and shall reside upon and cultivate the same, or a part thereof, for the term of five years, such person shall be allowed to enter without charge, in legal subdivisions, at the proper land office, the land 80 settled upon and occupied, not exceeding in quantity a quarter-section, or one hundred and sixty acres; the said settlement and occupancy to be manifested and proven according to such regulations as shall be adopted and promulgated by the Secretary of the Interior : Provided, That when the settler shall not be a citizen of the United States, but shall have declared his intention only, as aforesaid, he or she shall not be allowed to make the entry aforesaid until he or she shall have perfected his or her naturalization, according to the laws of the United States:

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

It was determined in the negative, Mays

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Messrs. Dodge of Wisconsin, Douglas, Gwin, Seward, Sumner, Wade, Walker, Whitconıb.

Those who voted in the negative are,
Messrs. Atchison, Badger, Bayard, Bell

, Berrien, Burland, Brudbury, Bright, Brodhead, Clarke, Clemens, Davis, Dawson, Dodge of lowa, Felch, Foot, Geyer, Hamlin, Houston, Ilunter, Jones of Iowa, Jones of Tennessee, King, McRae, Mallory, Mangum, Miller, Norris, Rusk, Sebastian, Smith, Spruance, Stockton, Underwood, Upham.

On motion by Mr. Walker to amend the amendment by adding thereto:

Provided, s'hat not more than two land warrants of the denomination of one hundred and sixty acres each, or the equivalent thereof in warrants of a less denomination, shall be located by or in the name of the same individual upon any of the public lands:

It was determined in the negative.
On motion by Mr. Walker to amend the amendment, by wlding thereto:

Provided, That no land warrant shall be located within six miles of any proposed railroad line or route, unless such location be intended for purposes of actual settlement, to be ascertained by the outh of the party propating to make the location :

It was determined in the negative.

On motion by Mr. Gwin to amend the amendment, by adding thereto the following:

Sec. –. And be it further enacted, That every actual settler, being in American citizen, or having filed a declaration of intention to become such, whether the warrantee or assignee of a military bounty land warrant, shall be allowed to locate the same upon any public land inhabited and improved by such settler, provided the same be not mineral land, not erceeding in quantity one hundred and sixty acres, whether such land be subject to prijate entry or not, upon making proof, to the satisfaction of the register and receiver, of actual inhabitancy and cultivation of the tract or tracts thur sought to be entered : Provided, That such locations shall not be permitted upon any land the price of which exceeds one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, unless the difference in cash be first paid:

It was determined in the negative.

No further amendinent being proposed, the amendment made as in Committee of the Whole was concurred in.

On the question, Shall this resolution be engrossed, and read a third ute?

Yeas.-.

35 It was determined in the affirmative,

| Nays-

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

Messrs. Bayard, Bell, Berrien, Borland, Bradbury, Brodhead, Clarke, Osvis, Dawson, Dodge of Wisconsin, Douglas, Downs, Fish, Foot, Geyer, liale, Hamlin, Hunter, Jaknes, Jonės of Iowa, Jones of Tennessee, McRae, Mallory, Mangum, Miller, Norris, Pežrce, Sebastian, Seward, Shields, Soulé, Spruance, Stockton, Sumner, Underwood.

Those who voted in the negative are,
Messrs. Gwin, Wade, and Walker.

So it was
Ordered, That the resolution be engrossed, and read a third time.
After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1852. The following message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Millard P. Fillmore, his secretary: To the Senate and House of Representatives of the l’nited States :

I communicate to both houses of Congress a report from the Department of State, containing copies of the correspondence which has taken place between that department and the minister of the United States in Paris, respecting the political occurrences which have recently taken place in France.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, January 20, 1852.

The message was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, and printed.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of War, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 11th December, 1851, a copy of the proceedings of the general court-martial convened in this city the 23d of June, 1851, for the trial of Brevet Brigadier General George Talcott, colonel of ordnance; which was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of War, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 9th December, 1851, a report of the chief topographical engineer in relation to inundations of the Mississippi river, with estimates of the appropriation required to complete the surveys and investigations heretofore directed; which was read.

Ordered, That it be printed.

On motion by Mr. Downs, that two thousand copies in addition to the usual number be printed, three hundred of which for the use of the Topographical Bureau,

Ordered, That this motion be referred to the Committee on Printing.

Mr. Clarke presented the petition of Julia M. Lawrence, widow of James Lawrence, a naval officer, and one of the captors of the frigate Philadelphia, praying to be allowed prize money; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Bell presented the memorial of the legal representatives of Isaac McCoy, deceased, praying the allowance of certain items rejected by the accounting officers in the settlement of his accounts as Indian commissioner in 1840 and 1841; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Seward submitted a document in relation to the claim of the widow

of Brigadier General Belknap to a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Pearce presented the memorial of Sarah A. Watson, widow of Lieutenant Colonel William H. Watson, praying a continuance of her pension ; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Pearce presented the memorial of merchants, underwriters and others, of Baltimore, Maryland, praying Congress to authorize a survey of certain shoals in the China seas, the straits of Gaspar, and Java sea, which lie in the tracks of vessels proceeding to and from China ; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Underwood submitted an additional document in relation to the claim of William S. Waller; which was referred to the Committee on Claims.

Mr. Mallory presented the petition of H. L. Kenney, praying compensation for subsistence, forage, and other supplies furnished a company of Texas volunteers in 1849 ; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, presented a petition of citizens of Jasper county, Iowa, praying the correction of an error in the entry of certain lands by Mescheck Dearinger and William Dearinger; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, presented a memorial of citizens of Iowa, praying a grant of land to that State for the construction of a railroad from Burlington to the Missouri river ; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Wade presented the proceedings of the city council of the city of Cincinnati, in favor of an appropriation for the purchase of the private stock of the Louisville and Portland canal, a reduction of the tolls, and an enlargement of the canal; which were referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

Mr. Downs presented the memorial of Daniel N. Pope, praying the appointment of a tribunal to review the decisions of the late board of commissioners for the settlement of claims against Mexico; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Downs presented the memorial of Andrew J. Brame, praying the appointment of a tribunal for reviewing the decisions of the late board of commissioners for the settlement of claims against Mexico.

Ordered, That it be referred, with all similar memorials on file, presented during the present session, to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate à report of the Secretary of the Treasury, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of March 12, 1851, a report on the statistics and history of the steam marine of the United States; which was read. Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion by Mr. Downs, Ordered, That the heirs of Andrew D. Crosby have leave to withdraw their petition and papers.

On motion by Mr. Bell, Ordered, That the memorial of Arabella J. Strong, widow and executrix of Lorenzo N. Clark, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Felch, Ordered, That the petition of John Watson, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Felch, Ordered, That the memorial of George Barrell and S. V. S. Wilder, on the files of the Senate, in behalf of themselves and the other heirs of the owners of the ship Columbia and sloop Washington, be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

On motion by Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, Ordered, That the documents on the files of the Senate, relating to the claim of Iowa militia, be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs; and that the letters of the Secretary of War and Adjutant General, accompanying the same, be printed.

On motion by Mr. Gwin, Ordered, That the memorial of McKean Buchanan, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Wade, Ordered, That Bryan Callaghan have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

Mr. Badger submitted the following resolution; which was read:

Resolved, That each of the new members of the Senate be supplied with the same number and description of books as were furnished to each of the members of the Senate of the last Congress.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Hamlin, the 20th instant, in relation to the census returns; and having been amended, was agreed to, as follows:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be requested to furnish the Senate with an estimate of the number of pages which the census returns will contain, if the same shall be completed on the plan now pursued by the Census Bureau; also, what part of the same will be composed of statistical tables, and what part of other matter, and whether there are any tables accompanying the same not designated by law.

Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the memorial of Charles S. Jackson, submitted a report; which was considered by unanimous consent; and, in concurrence therewith,

Ordered, That the committee be discharged from the further consideration thereof.

On motion by Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, Ordered, That the report be printed.

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the petition of the citizens of Martinicus, reported a bill (S. 141) to annex the island of Martinicus, in the county of Lincoln, State of Maine, to the collection district of Waldoboro, in said county; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the memorial of the chamber of commerce of Charleston, South Carolina, and other memorials, asking further relief for the protection of American seamen, submitted a report; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Soulé, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the petition of John S. Maunsell, reported a bill (S. 142) to admit the hermaphrodite brig Sylphide to registry; which was read, and passed to the second reading. The said bill was read the second time, by unanimous consent, and con

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