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Ordered, That the documents on the files of the Senate, relating to the claim of Lewis A. Thomas and Thomas Rogers, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Jones, of Iowa, Ordered, That the petition of John Le Roy, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Clemens, Ordered, That the petition of Charles G. Gunter, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

On motion by Mr. Shields, Ordered, That the documents on the files of the Senate, relating to the incorporation of a mutual insurance company in the city of Washington, be referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

Mr. Bradbury submitted the following resolution; which was considered, by unanimous consent, and agreed to: Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire whether any legislation is necessary to prevent abuses in the conveyance of passengers by steamboats from the Atlantic ports to those of California.

On motion by Mr. Underwood, Ordered, That the petition of citizens of Paducah, Kentucky, on the files of the Senate, relating to the establishment of a port of delivery and improving the harbor at that place, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (f. R. 46) providing for carrying into execution, in further part, the twelfth article of the treaty with Mexico concluded at Guadalupe Hidalgo, reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Brodhead, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company, submitted an adverse report; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Soulé, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the petition of Samuel Bray, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 177) for his relief.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading.
Orilered, That the report be printed.

Mr. Soulé, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to whom was referred the petition of Thomas Rhodes, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 178) for his relief.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading.
A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Forney, their Clerk:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a joint resolution (H. R. 13) for the relief of Elizabeth Prewitt, widow and executrix of Robert C. Prewitt, deceased ; also a bill (H. R. 141) for the benefit of the Carmelite nunnery, in Baltimore; in whichresolution and bill they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill (H. R. 63) for the relief of American citizens lately imprisoneil and pardmed by the Queen of Spain, was read the first and second times, by unanimosas consent, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

The bill (H. R. 141) for the benefit of the Carmelite nunnery of Baltimore, was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Finance.

The resolution (H. R. 13) for the relief of Elizabeth Prewitt, widow and executrix of Robert C. Prewitt, deceased, was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Wholc, the bill (S. 136) concerning the sessions of the courts of the United States in the district of Delaware; and, no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted the 27th: instant, by Mr. Hale, in relation to the tenure of appointments in the naval service; and the resolution was agreed to.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee on Pensions on the petition of Leonard J. Thomas; and in concurrence therewith,

Ordered, That the Committee on Pensions be discharged from the farther consideration of the subject.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee of Claims on the petition of Charles H. Blood; and in concurrence therewith, Resolved, That the claim be rejected.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee of Claims. on the petition of Joseph Hill and Sons; and in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the prayer of the petition be denied.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee of Clains, on the petition of José Baya; and in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the prayer of the petition be denied.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee on Persions on the petition of Phebe Glover; and in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the petition of Phebe Glover be rejected.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee of Claims on the petition of John H. Patterson; and in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the prayer of the petition be rejected.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee of Chairs on the petition of Samuel M. Bootes; and in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be grantel.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee of Claims on the memorial of Robert Piatt; and in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the prayer of the memorialist be rejecteil.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee on Pensions on the petition of the children of Brinton Paine, deceased; and in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the petition of George E. Paine and Polly Teal le rejected.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee on Pensions on the petition of Samuel Crapin ; and in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the petition of Samuel Crapin he rejected.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee on Pensions on the memorial of Hugh W. Dobbin; and in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the memorial of Hugh W. Dobbin be rejecteil.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee of Claims on the memorial of the heirs and legal representatives of Samuel Prioleau; and in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the prayer of the memorialists ought not to be grantedo The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee on Pensions on the petition of Thomas Flanagan; and in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the petition of Thomas Flanagan be rejected.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee on Pensions on the petition of Sarah Bennett; and in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the petition of Sarah Bennett be rejected.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee of Claims on the petition of A. J. Williamson; and in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee of Claims on the memorial of William A. Duer; and,

On motion by Mr. Badger, Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 125) for the relief of Mary W. Thompson; and, no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 51) for the relief of David C. Cash and Giles U. Ellis; and,

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

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

S. 130. A bill for the relief of John T. Sullivan;
S. 131. A bill for the relief of Joseph Gileon;
S. 132. A bill for the relief of John C. Means;
S. 138. A bill for the relief of George Poindexter;
S. 144. A bill for the relief of William Miller ;
S. 145. A bill for the relief of Ezra Williams;
And no amendment being made, they were reported to the Senate.
Ordered, That they be engrossed, and read a third time.

The bill (S. 137) to confirm the claim of John Ervin to a certain tract of land in the Bastrop grant, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole.

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

' .. Will (S. 147) for the relief of Ira Day, of Vermont, 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, “ together with the interest thereon from the first day of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven,'

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Yeas-.. It was determined in the affirmative,

15 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. Bayard, Borland, Bradbury, Brodhead, Cass, Dawson, Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Felch, Hunter, King, Mason, Norris, Soulé, Stockton, Wade, Whitcomb.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Badger, Bell, Butler, Fish, Hale, Houston, James, McRae, Mallory, Morton, Rusk, Smith, Spruance, Underwood, Úpham.

On motion by Mr. Rusk, Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill be postponed until to-morrow.

On motion by Mr. Norris,
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourn, it be to Monday next.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1852. The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Interior, accompanied by a communication from the Commissioner of the General Land Office, with the annual reports of the surveyors general of Illinois, Missouri, and Oregon Territory; which was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Berrien presented the memorial of Catharine Proctor Hayden, daughter and heir of John White, deceased, praying the reimbursement of advances made by her late father, and payment of the seven years' halfpay due for military services in the revolutionary war; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Miller presented a memorial of silk manufacturers, dyers, and others interested in the silk trade of the United States, praying a repeal of the duty on raw silk; which was referred to the Committee on Manufactures.

Mr. Stockton presented resolutions passed by the legislature of New Jersey, requesting the senators and representatives of that State in Congress to endeavor to obtain the passage of a joint resolution instructing the representatives of the United States in Europe to urge upon the respective European governments a declaration that the forcible intervention of one nation to regulate the internal affairs or prescribe the form of government of another nation, is an infraction of the law of nations; which were read.

Ordered, That they lie on the table, and be printed. Mr. Sumner presented the petition of Martha L. Downes, widow of Lieutenant Downes, commander of the United States schooner Grampus, at the time she was lost, praying that the same allowance of pay may be made to the widows an orphans of persons belonging to that vessel as has been made in similar cases; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Badger presented the memorial of J. H. Williams, the memorial of E. D. Austin, the memorial of D. Hurdle, the memorial of William H. Hood, the memorial of Carlton Hall, the memorial of James M. Waddell, the memorial of N, McCrummer, the memorial of W. H. Marshall, the memorial of T. H. Tomlinson, the memorial of John B. Goelet, the memorial of Bryan Hellen, the memorial of M. D. King, and the memorial of John A. Selley, assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in North Carolina, praying additional compensation; which were referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, presented the proceedings of a meeting of stock

holders of the Dubuque and Keokuk Railroad Company, held at Anamosa, Iowa, in relation to a donation of land for that railroad.

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

Mír. Hamlin presented a memorial of assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in Oxford county, Maine, praying additional compensation; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Hamlin, Ordered, That the memorial of the assistant marshals for taking the census in Piscataquis county, Maine, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Hamlin presented resolutions passed by the legislature of Maine, in relation to Louis Kossuth and the doctrine of non-intervention.

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

Mr. Downs presented the memorial of the heirs of James Perrie and Lucy Perrie, praying the confirmation of their title to certain lands held under a Spanish grant; which was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Felch presented the petition of Christopher Knowlton, praying a pension for services in the revolutionary war; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Felch presented two petitions of citizens of Michigan, praying a donation of land to that State for the construction of the Oakland and Ottawa railroad ; which were referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, presented a petition of citizens of Green Bay, Wisconsin, praying the sale of so much of the military reservation at Fort Howard as is not needed for that post; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Pearce presented a memorial of merchants, shipowners, underwriters, and others interested in the commerce of Baltimore, praying that the act of March 3, 1847, for the reduction of the expenses of proceedings in admiralty against ships and vessels may not be repealed or altered ; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Soulé presented a memorial of officers, clerks, and others employed in the civil and military departments of the United States government in Mexico, during the late war with that republic, praying to be allowed three months' extra pay; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Fish presented the memorial of Edward P. Torrey, legal representative of Joseph Torrey, an officer in the revolutionary war, praying to be allowed interest on commutation pay; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion by Mr. Clemens, Ordered, That the documents on the files of the Senate relating to the claim of the State of Alabama for interest on deferred payments on the five per cent. fund, under the compact for her admission into the Union, be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

On motion by Mr. Atchison, Ordered, That the memorial of the heirs of Pascal Detchmendy, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

On motion by Mr. Atchison, Ordered, That the petition of J. Epes Cowan, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

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