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information they possess in regard thereto; what amount has been paid, and to whom; what amount is now paid, and to whom, for the transit of the mails across the Isthmus of Panama in connexion with said steamship service; the gross amount of money that has been paid under each service; when such contracts commenced; in what sums and at what periods of time paid, and to whom each payment has been made; whether at such periods as expressed under the terms of said contracts or otherwise; the amount of service rendered, and by what vessels; how often they arrive and depart; what time has been and is now occupied in the carriage of the mails between said ports; whether all the vessels stipulated under said contracts to be built have been so built, or what portion of them ; whether if two or three of the five ships contracted to be built under said contracts were not so built, but other vessels engaged in independent lines united with the vessels of the government contractors, thus forming one line; each of the parties, however, owning their own vessels, and in that manner answering the terms of the contracts to build said five ships; whether other facilities exist for performing the same or a similar service, and if other propositions have been made, and upon what terms, to perform said service, and within what periods of time.

The bill (S. 181) to provide for the repair of the Congressional Library room, lately destroved by fire, was reall the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and, no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate. Ordered, That it been engrossed, and read a third time.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 55) to relinquish to the State of Iowa the lands reserved for salt springs therein; 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 (S. 47) to revive a portion of an act for the relief of the widows of deceased soldiers; and,

On motion, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until Bionday next.

The engrossed bill (S. 161) for the relief of Lieutenant Colonel Mitchell, of the State of Missouri, was read a 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.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the resolution (S. R. 2) expressive of the sympathy of Congress for the exiled Irish patriots, Smith O'Brien and Thomas T. Meagher, and their associatės; and, an amendment having been proposed by Mr. Seward to the amendment of Mr. Shields,

On motion by Mr. Seward, The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1852.

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The President po tempore laid before the Senate a letter of the Secretary of War, accompanied by sixty-two copies of the official army register for the year 1852 ; which was read.

Ordered. That it lie on the table.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of War, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, an estimate of the amount of money necessary to be appropriated for the commencement of fortifications on San Francisco bay; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Underwood, (irilered, That it lie on the table and be printed.

The Presiilent pro tempore laid before the Senate a memorial of the legislature of Alabama, praying that the citizens of that State may indemnified for Josses sustained (luring the Indian hostilities in 1836 and 1837.

Ordered. That it be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs and printed.

Mr. Walle presented a memorial of assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in Licking county, a memorial of assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in Perry county, and a memorial of assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in Waile county, in the State of Ohio, praying additional compensation; which were referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Bright presented resolutions passed at a meeting of the inhabitants of the town of Napolcon, Ripley county, Indiana, recommending the enactment of a law providing for a division of the Indian territory, lying southwestwardly of the Missouri river, and for defining the boundaries of the territory of Nebraska ; also making provisions for the removal of certain tribes of Indians from that territory, and for the settlement of the public lands lying therein from which the Indian title has been extinguished; which were referred to the Committee on Territories.

Mr. Bright presented a resolution of the legislature of Indiana in favor of an appropriation of the vacant public lands within the Vincennes land district, for the benefit of common schools ; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Bright presented a resolution of the legislature of Indiana, in favor of the location of a national armory at Evansville, in that State ; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Bright presented a resolution of the legislature of Indiana, in favor of the construction of a canal around the falls of the Ohio river; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Bright presented a resolution of the legislature of Indiana, in favor of restricting the entry of the public lands to settlers, and to them only in limited quantities, and at the cost merely of the survey and patent; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Seward presented a petition of journeymen cigar makers at Detroit, Nichigan, praying an increase of the duties on cigars; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Seward presented the petition of Richard M. Bouton, praying compensation for the use of his invention for the manufacture of percussion caps; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Seward presented a petition of citizens of Guilford, Illinois, praying the adoption of measures for the amicable adjustment of international controversies; which was referred to the Committee on Forcign Relations.

Mr. Badger presented the petition of J. H. Carter, i passed midshipman in the navy, praying arrearages of pay, and the re-imbursement of expenses incurred at Rio de Janeiro, while detained there by sickness; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, presented a petition of a body of llungarian refugees, settled in Scott county, Iowa, praying that they may be included in any measure of relief which Congress may pass for the benefit of their brethren at New Buda, in that State; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Davis presented the inemorial of C. G. Baylor, l'nited States consul at Amsterdam, Holland, praying to be allowed a salary; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Davis presented a memorial of manufacturers of lasts, at Boston, praying that the bill giving further remedies to patentees may become a law.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Hamlin presented the petition of Elliot F. Penney, a soldier in the last war with Great Britain, praying a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Cass presented a petition of citizens of Sharon, Mercer county, l'ennsylvania, praying an avowal by Congress of the principle of “intervention for non-intervention” as a portion of the public law of nations.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

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

Vr. Gwin presented the memorial of James M. Crane, praying additional compensation for publishing the acts of Congress for 1849–50 in the California Courier, a newspaper published by him in California, and that some general provision may be made for giving adequate compensation to the newspaper press in that State for publishing the laws of the United States; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Gwin submitted additional documents in relation to the claim of Benjamin Chapman ; which were referred to the Committee on Finance.

Vír. Gwin presented the petition of Samuel Stone and Isaac H. Marks, praying compensation for property of which they were dispossessed under an Indian treaty; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Seward, Ordered, That the documents on the files of the Senate relating to the claims of Charles Reeder, Walter R. Johnson, and the legal representatives of Thomas P. Jones, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Seward, Ordered, That the documents on the files of the Senate relating to the claim of Phebe Morris, widow of Robert II. Morris, to a pension, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Morton, Ordered, That the petition of Joseph M. Hernandez, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Underwood, Ordered, That the memorial of the representatives of Jean Baptiste de Lomagne, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion by Mr. Sebastian, Ordered, That the petition of Jonathan Lewis, and the documents relating to the claim of Theodore E. Elliott, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, That William W. Chew have leave to withdraw his memorial

and papers.

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Printing, to whom was referred a resolution submitted by Mr. Douglas, the 5th instant, for printing an additional number of the report of Captain H. Stansbury, reported thereon.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report ; and in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That five thousand five hundred additional copies of the report of Captain H. Stansbury, of his exploration of the valley of the Great Salt lake, which was ordered to be printed by a resolution of the Senate of the 12th March last, be printed for the use of the Senate, and that five hundred copies thereof be furnished to the Topographical Bureau, three hundred to the Smithsonian Institution, and two hundred copies to Captain Stansbury.

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Samuel Spalding, submitted a report, accompanied by the following resolution :

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

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of James Corrigan, submitted a report; and, in concurrence therewith,

Ordered, That the committee be discharged from the further consideration of the petition.

Mr. Foot, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of David L. Davis, submitted an adverse report; which was read.

Mr. Foot, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom the following bills were referred :

H. R. 56. An act for the relief of Albra Tripp;
H. R. 57. An act for the relief of Joseph Johnson ;
H. R. 59. An act for the relief of Sylvanus Blodget;

H. R. 61. An act for the payment of arrears of pension to the guardian of Artemas Conant; reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Robert Armstrong, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 193) for his relief.

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

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Jacob Young, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 194) for his relief.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed. Mr. Atchison, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Margaret Farrar, reported a bill (S. 195) for her relief; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the petition of J. Epes Cowan, reported a bill (S. 196) authorizing the legal representatives of Antoine Vasquez, Joseph Vasquez, and John Colligan, to enter certain lands in Missouri; which was read, and passed to the second reading

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Martin Fenwick, reported a bill (S. 197) for the relief of Martin Fenwick or his legal representatives; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Atchison, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom the documents relating to the claim of Lewis A. Thomas and Thomas Rogers were referred, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 198) for their relief.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed, The bill (S. 198) for the relief of Lewis A. Thomas and Thomas Rogers, as read the second time, and considered as in Coromittee of the Whole.

On motion by Mr. Atchison, Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill be postponed indeGnitely.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, reported from the comittee that they had ex.. amined and found truly enrolled the following acts :

H. R. 46. An act providing for carrying into execution, in further part, the twelfth article of the treaty with Mexico concluded at Guadalupe Hidalgo.

H. R. 63. An act for the relief of American citizens lately imprisoned and pardoned by the Queen of Spain.

The following engrossed bills were severally read a third time:

$. 55. A bill to relinquish to the State of Iowa the lanris reserved for salt springs therein.

S. 18+. A bill to provide for the repair of thie Congressional Library room, lately destroyed by fire.

Resolved, That the said bills pass, and that their titles be as aforesaid.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bil (S. 25) supplementary to the several acts of Congress providing for the better security of the lives of passengers on board of vesseis propelled in whole or in part by stearn, and for other purposes ; and, having been amended on the motion of Mr. Underwood, the bill was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That this bill be engrossed and read a third time. A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Forney, their Clerk: 11. President: The House of Representatives have passed the bill. (8.

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