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The message was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Public Buildings, and printed.

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

To the Senate of the United States :

I transmit herewith the annual report of the Director of the mint at Philadelphia, showing the operations of the mint and its branches for the

year 1851.

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MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, D. C., February 10, 1852. The message was read. Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Finance, and printed.

On motion by Mr. Gever, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the message of the President of the United States, of the 26th January, respecting claims of citizens of California, and that it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Norris, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the petition of citizens of Washington, presented the 9th January, reported a bill (S. 201) to incorporate the Eagle Steamboat Company, at Washington, in the District of Columbia ; which was reall, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Seward, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the petition of Thomas A. Napier, reported a bill (S. 202) authorizing new register to the American-built ship Obed Mitchell, 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. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of David P. Weeks, submitted a report (No. 73) accorapanied by a bill (S. 203) for his relief.

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

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to
Fhom was referred the petition of Guion and McLaughlin, submitted a
report (No. 74) accompanied by a bill (S. 204) for their relief.
The bill was read, and passed to the second reading.
Ordered, That the report be printed.

Mr. Douglas, from the Committee on Territories, reported a bill (S. 205) to reduce and define the boundaries of the military reserve, at the St. Peter's river, in the Territory of Minnesota, and to secure the rights of the actual settlers thereon; which was read, and passed to the second reading:

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the memorial of Elizabeth V. Lomax, reported a bill (S. 206) for her relief; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Sebastian, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom the documents relating to the claim of Theodore E. Elliott were referred, reported a bill (S. 207) for the relief of Theodore E. Elliott; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Barbara Reily, submitted a report (No. 75) accompanied ty a bill (S. 208) for her relief.

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

Mr. Clemens, by unanimous consent, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 209) to change the time of holding the United States district courts in Alabamı, and for other purposes; which was read, and passed to the second reading..

The said bill was read the second time, 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. Jones, of Iowa, reported from the Committee that they had presented to the President of the United States, the 10th instant, the following acts:

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

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

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 27) to authorize notaries public to take and certify oaths, affirma tions and acknowledgments, in certain cases; and, having been amended it was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurred in.

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

The Senate resurned 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 associates; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Underwood, The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, FEBURARY 12, 1832.

Mr. Borland presented the memorial of George W. Clarke and others, stockholders in the Arkansas and Central Railroad Company, praying a donation of land to aid in the construction of that road.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Wade presented the memorial of Stephen Potts and C. L. Madisor, assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in Guernsey county, Onio, praying additional compensation ; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Wade presented the memorial of the heirs of Daniel Landow, praying indemnity for property destroyed by the enemy during the lasi war with Great Britain, which was referred io the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Atchison presented the petition of George W. Dent, in behas of occupants of land in townships 43 and 44, in the State of Missouri, praying a confirmation of their title to the same; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Mr. Fish presented the memorial of William Treari

, praying the establishment of a tribunal to review the decisions of the late Board of Commig. cioners for the settlement of the claims of American citizens a cainst Mexico; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Fish presented the memorial of the New York institution for the instruction of the deaf and dumb, praying the publication of certain statisties relative to the deaf and dumb, taken from the schedules of the seventi census.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Miller presented a preamble and resolutions of the legislature of New Jersey, declaring her adherence to the constitution, attachment to the Union, and approval of the measures adopted at the last Congress, known as the “Conpromise measures;" which were rear.

Ordered, That they be printed. Mr. Bradbury presented a memorial of ship-owners, merchants, and others, of Bowdoinham, Maine, remonstrating against the repeal of the act, of March 3, 1847, for the reduction of the costs and expenses of proceed. ings in admiralty against ships and vessels; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Bradbury presented a memorial of William H. Ellis and others, assistant marshals for taking the seventh censns in Maine, praying alls. tional compensation; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Bradbury presented the petition of George B. Clark, praying the redemption of certain continental money held by him, which was issued for revolutionary services; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Sebastian presented the memorial of the widow of William Reiley, an officer of the revolutionary war, praying to be allowed the loss sustained by the depreciation of the commutation certificates substituted for half-pay for life; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Hamlin presented the petition of ship-owners and ship-masters of St. George, Maine, praying that a light may be placed at the entrance of Tenant's harbor; which was referred to the Committee ou Commerce.

Mr. Hamlin presented the memorial of Asa Whitney, proposing to corstruct a railroad from Lake Michigan to the Pacific ocean, upon certaiv conditions; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Mallory submitted documents in support of the claim of Richard Hitzpatrick to indemnity for losses sustained in consequence of the occupar tion of his land by the United States troops as it military post; which were referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Donge, of lowa, presented a petition of citizens of Davis county', lowa, praying a donation of land for the construction of a railroad from Lafayette, Indiana, to the Missouri river: which was referred to the Comittee on Public Lands.

Mr. Seward presented the petition of William Dusenbury, praying an increase of pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Seward presented the petition of William Dusenbury, praying banty land; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Badger, Ordered, That the petition of the heirs and legal representatives of Joseph Pearson, deceased, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Atchison, Ordered, That the petition of Charles A. Grignon, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Jones, of Iowa, Ordered, That the documents on the files of the Senate relating to the claim of Emilie Hooe to a pension, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Fish presented the petition of W. W. Woodworth, administrator of W. W. Woodworth, deceased, praying an extension of a patent for a planing machine ; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

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

Resolved, That the expenses incurred in the reception and entertainment of Louis Kossuth and suite, during their late visit to the capital, by invitation of Congress, be paid out of the contingent fund of the Senate, when approved by the committee of reception, to an amount not exceeding five thousand dollars.

Mr. Foot, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill (S. 105) for the payment of outstanding loan office and final settlement certificates, issued for money loaned, or for services or for supplies, during the revolutionary war, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Walker, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 210) for the relief of the heirs and legal representatives of Captain Presley Thornton, deceased; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Felch, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 211) to authorize the sale of reserved lands, and for other purposes; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Seward, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a resolution (S. R. 18) concerning the publication of a compendium of the several censuses of the United States; which was read, and passed to the second reading

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted yesterday by Mr. Cass, to instruct the Committee on the Judiciary to inquire into the expediency of increasing the salary of the district judge of the United States for the district of Michigan; which, having been amended, on the motion of Mr. Seward, and on the motion of Mr. Dawson, was agreed to, as follows:

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of increasing the salary of the district judge of the United States for the district of Michigan; the salary of the judge of the northern district of New York; and the salary of the district judge of the State of Georgia.

The engrossed bill (S. 27) to amend an act entitled "An act to authorize notaries public to take and certify oaths, affirmations, and acknowledgments, in certain cases," was read a third time.

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On motion by Mr. Chase, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until tomorrow.

The following engrossed bills were read a third time:

S. 202. An act authorizing a new register to the American-built ship Obed Mitchell.

8. 209. An act to change the time of holding the United States district courts in Alabama, and for other purposes.

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

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

The Senate resumed 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 associates; and,

On motion by Mr. Atchison, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until tomorrow.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the resolution (S. R. 13 reaffirming the doctrine of non-intervention; and,

After debate,

On motion by Mr. Atchison, that the further consideration thereof be postponed to the first Monday in April next,

Yeas

15 It was determined in the negative, Nays..

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

Jessrs. Atchison, Butler, Downs, Fish, Foot, Hainlin, Hunter, Jones of Iowa, King, Morton, Norris, Rusk, Sebastian, Spruance, Underwood.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Badger, Bell, Borland, Cass, Chase, Clarke, Clemens, Davis, Dawson, Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Douglas, Felch, Geyer, Houston, Jones of Tennessee, Miller, Seward, Shields, Smith, Soulé, Sunner, Upham, Wade.

On motion by Mr. Badger, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and be the order of the day for Monday, the 23d instant.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Forney, their Clerk:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed the bill from the Senate (S. 142) to admit the hermaphrodite brig Sylphide to registry.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 1) granting the right of way and making a grant of land to the State of Iowa, in aid of the construction of certain railroads in said State ; and,

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

After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

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