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Mr. Fã win presented a petition of inhabitants of Goaldsborough, Maine, praying that bucys may be placed at the entrance of the harbors of West Gouldsborough and East Sullivan ; which was referred to the Committee on Comrierce.

Mr. Brigit presented sis memorials of useistart marshals for taking the seventh census in Indiana, praying additional compensation; which were referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Er:glit presenteri a petition of inhabitants of Indiana, praying the establ'shment of a mail-route from Hagerstown to Macksville, in that State; which was referree to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Mallory presented the petition of Chandler C. Yonge, late district attorney for the northern district of Florida. praying compensation for services, certified by the district court, but not allowed by the accounting officers for want of legal authority; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Mallory presente a petition of the heirs of Christopher Hillary, in officer in the revolutionary army, praying commutation pay; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Fish presented a memorial of the Chamber of Commerce of New York, praying the immediate removal of the wint of the United States from Philadelphia to New York; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

On motion by Vir. Fisli, that the memorial be prinied,
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Printing.

Mr. Norris presented a memorial of assistani marshals for taking the seventh census in Hillsborough county, New Hampshire, praying additional compensation; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. James submitted a communication from Albert C. Greene and others, of Providence, Rhode Island, in relation to an increase of the salary of the United States district judge for thai Siate ; which was referred to the Cor.mittee on the Judiciary.

Mr. James submitted the following resolution ; which was considered, by unanimous consent, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary inquire into the expe diency of increasing the salary of the julge of the district of Rhode Island.

Nr. Shiel is submitted the following resolution ; which was considered, by unanimous consent, and agreed to :

Resolved, That the Secretary of War report to the Senate the amount which has been paid to officers of the army on account of double rations, during the year ending July 1, 1851.

Mr. Shields submitted the following resolution; which was considered, by unanimous consent, and agreed to:

Resolucd, That the Secretary of War report to the Senate ihe amount paid to officers, holding brevet commissions, above the amount of their pay in the line, under the provisions of section 24 of the act approved Apr:) 16, 1818, during the year ending July 5, 1861.

Mr. Mallory submitted the following resolution; which was considered, by unanimous consent, and agreed to:

Rcsolved, that the Comercittee on the Judiciary be it structed to inquire

into the expediency of increasing the salary of the district judge of the United States for the northern district of Florida.

On motion by Mr. Geyer, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of citizens of Philadelphia, in relation to foreign convicts and paupers, presented the 5th of January; and from the further consideration of the petition of inhabitants of Rhode Island, praying the liberation of Drayton and Sayres.

On motion by Mr. Downs, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of Benjamin S. Roberts; and that it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Foot, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom the documents relating to the claim of the widow of Lieutenant Colonel Æneas Mackay, were referred, submitted an adverse report.

Mr. Foot, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred a me-morial of Mary S. Wetmore, submitted an adverse report.

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 5.2) for the relief of John W. Robinson, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (S. 175) to repeal the provision in the act entitled “ An act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of the government for the year ending the 30th of June, 1852, and for other purposes," approved March 3, 1851, relating to the salaries of the officers of the Territories of the United States, reported it with an amendment.

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of John McVey, reported a bill (S. 237) for his relief; which was read and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred a Inemorial of Thompson Hutchinson, submitted a report, accompanied by a Will (S. 238) for his relief.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Elizabeth Jones, reported a bill (S. 239) for the relief of Elizabeth Jones, and the other children (if any) of John Carr ; which was read and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of John Jackson and others, submitted a report (No. 89) accompanied by a bill (S. 240) for the relief of John Jackson, Joseph Pinean, and Louis A. S. Smith.

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

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom wits referred the memorial of the mayor and common council of the city of Chicago, Illinois, submitted a report (No. 90) accompanied by a bill (S.. 211) to authorize the mayor and common council of Chicago, Illinois, to, excavate a portion of the public reservation, at that place, with a view to the improvement of the navigation of Chicago river.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading.
Ifr. Dodge, of Iowa, agrecably to notice, asked and obtained leave to:

bring in a bill (S. 242) to regulate the terms of the district court of the United States for the district of Iowa; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

The engrossed bill (S. 33) for the relief of Mrs. E. A. McNeil, widow of the late General John McNeil, was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill paes, and that the title thereof he as aforesaid.

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

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1852.

Mr. Wade presented two memorials of assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in the State of Ohio, praying ad litional compensation; which were referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Rusk presenter a memorial of John W. Bunton, and a memorial of Margaret P. Hallett, administratrix of John Hallett, deceased, praying the appointment of a tribunal to review the decisions of the late Board of Commissioncrs for the settlement of claims of American citizens against Mexico; which were referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Rusk presenteil the petition of Julius A. Pratt, praying that he may be employed to clear out the river San Antonio, in Texas; which was referred to the Committee on Military ANairs.

Mr. Rusk presented the memorial of John B. Boyle, complaining of the mal-administration of the postal system in the United States, and proposing a remedy; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Smith presented a memorial of the assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in Fairfield county, Connecticut, praying additional compensation ; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Cooper presented three petitions of citizens of Pennsylvania, remonstrating against an extension of the patent granted to Austin and Zebulon Parker, for improvements in water-wheels; which were referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Cooper presented three memorials of citizens of Philadelphia county, and a memorial of citizens of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, remonstrating against an extension of the patent granted to W. W. Woodworth for a planing machino; which were referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Cooper presented a memorial of citizens of Philadelphia, praying an extension of Woodworth's patent for a planing machine; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Cooper presented three memorials of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying a modification of the tariff'; which were referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Cooper presented a petition of journeymen cigar-makers, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, praying an increase of the duties on cigars; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Cooper presented six memorials of inhabitants of Pennsylvania, praying that the transportation of the mails on Sunday may be prohibited by law; which were referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Cooper presented the memorial of William G. Morehead, late consul of the United States at Valparaiso, praying compensation for the time he acted as chargé d'affaires; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Cooper presented two memorials of citizens of the western part of Pennsylvania, praying the construction of a ship canal around the Saut. Ste. Narie; which were referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

Mr. Cooper presented the memorial of Mary F. B. Levely, widow of Henry Levely, a captain of a private armed vessel, during the last war with Great Britain, praying a pension on account of wounds and disabilities received by him in the service; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Cooper presented a memorial of H. G. Helfenstein and others, citizens of Pennsylvania, praying that provision may be made by law to enable them to receive the amount of their claims against Texas at the treasury of the United States; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Cooper presented a memorial of the select and common councils of the city of Philadelphia, praying the erection of artificial harbors in the Delaware river and bay; which was referred to the Committee on Com

merce.

Mr. Cooper presented resolutions of the legislature of Pennsylvania, in relation to the harbors on the Delaware river and bay; which were referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Cooper presented a memorial of citizens of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey, praying the construction of piers and harbors in the Delaware river and bay; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Cooper presented the petition of Catharine Strubing, heir of James Diemer, deceased, praying compensation for certain lands granted by the British government to James Diemer, and disposed of by the United States; which was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, presented a petition of citizens of Iowa, praying the establishment of a mail route from Quasquaton to the county seat of Benton county, in said State; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. James presented a memorial of engineers of the navy, praying a re-organization of the corps to which they belong; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion by Mr. James, that the memorial be printed,
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Printing.

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

Mr. Felch presented the petition of Isabella S. Crough, praying that the pay and allowances due her son, Michael Doyle, as an officer of the army at the time of his death in Mexico, may be paid to his legal representatives; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Smith,

Ordered, That the memorial of C. Alexander and T. Barnard, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Pratt, Ordered, That the petition of the legal representatives of Joseph Ford, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Clemens submitted the following resolution for consideration :

Resolved, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of refunding to Charles G. Hunter the amount of losses sustained by him while commanding the steamer Scourge and the schooner Taney, for supplies for which the proper vouchers were not taken.

Mr. Gwin presented additional evidence in relation to the claim of Joseph Hill and Sons; which was referred to the Committee of Claims; and,

On motion by Mr. Gwin, Ordered, That the report of the Committee of Claims on the petition of Joseph Hill and Sons be recommitted to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Atchison, Ordered, That the Committee on Indian Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Lewis Ralston, and that the

papers relating thereto, which were transmitted to the chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, the 22d of January last, by the Secretary of the Interior, be returned to that department.

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom were referred the report of the Secretary of State, of the 11th instant, in relation to the proceedings of the Boari of Commissioners on the claims against Mexico, and the memorials of John J. Palmer, David Hull, and others, reported, that the committee be discharged from the further consideration thereof; and, in concurrence with the report,

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

On motion by Mr. Fish, Ordered, That the Comunittee on Naval Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Richard M. Bouton, and that it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Shields, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of the heirs of Christopher Hillary, and that it be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion by Mr. Shields, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Rufus L. Baker.

On motion by Mr. Borland, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the memorials of Benjamin S. Roberts-presented January 12, 1852, and February 11, 1852.

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Printing, to whom was referred the motion to print the memorial of the chamber of commerce of New York, presented the 23d instant, relating to the removal of the mint from Philadelphia to New York, reported, that the memorial be not printed ; and the report was concurred in.

Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referre :

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