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The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 147) for the relief of Ira Day, of Vermont; and,

On motion by Mr. Upham, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to Friday next.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 41) in addition to, and amendatory of, an act entitled "An act to provide for the settlement of the accounts of public officers and others who may have received money arising from military contributions or otherwise in Mexico," approved March 3, 1849; and the reported amendment having been agreed to, and the blanks filled, the bill was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That this bill be engrossed, and read a third time.
Resolved, That it 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 bill (S. 153) to authorize T. H. McManus to enter, by pre-emption, certain lands in the Greensburg land district, Louisiana ; and, having been amended, it was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That this bill be engrosseil, and read a third time.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 152) for the relief of John F. Callan, administrator of Daniel Renner, deceased; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

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

MONDAY, MARCH 8, 1852.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate two memorials of officers of the army serving in New Mexico, praying, for themselves and the soldiers under their command, the same additional pay that was granted to those in California and Oregon; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Seward presented a petition of Arnold Hunter, an assistant marshal for taking the seventh census in Pennsylvania, praying additional compensation; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Seward presented a petition of Jordan W. Eldred and others, praying that the law abolishing flogging in the navy may not be repealed; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Seward presented a petition of William Manchester and others, praying that the public lands may be granted in limited quantities to actual settlers not possessed of other lands; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of State, accompanied by lists of the clerks and other persons employed in that department during the year 1851, and the amount paid to each; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Ordered, That it be printed.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of State, showing the disbursements for the service of the State Department, including foreign missions, for the year ending June 30, 1851; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Finance, and printed.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Interior, showing the balances of appropriations for the service of that department on the 1st of July, 1850; the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1851; the repayments and transfers, with the amounts applicable to the service, during the same period, and the amounts drawn from the treasury: with such appropriations as have been carried to the surplus fund on the 1st of July, 1851; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Finance, and printed.

Mr. Seward submitted an additional document in support of the claim of the heirs of Brinton Paine; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claiins.

Mr. Shields presented the petition of William Heumann, a soldier in the late war with Mexico, praying a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Shields presented a petition of citizens of Bond county, Illinois, praying that bounty land may be granted to certain mounted men from Illinois and Missouri, called into service in 1832, for the defence of the frontiers; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Miller presented the petition of Sarah Somers Corson, nearest surviving relative and heir-at-law of Richard Somers, who fell at Tripoli, in 1804, praying a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

JIr. Wadle submitted a communication from P. K. Dickinson & Co., remonstrating against the further extension of Woodworth's patent for a planing-machine; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

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

Mr. Davis presented three memorials of assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in Franklin county, Massachusetts, praying additional compensation; which were referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Morton submitted additional documents in relation to the claim of Chandler C. Yonge; which were referred to the Committee on the

Mr. Rusk presented the memorial of Roderick T. Higginbotham, the memorial of Margaret P. Hallett, administratrix of John Hallett, the memorial of Andrew Moore, the memorial of Daniel Davis, the memorial of Desha Bunton, and the memorial of John W. Bunton, praying the establishment of a tribunal to review the decisions of the late board of commis

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sioners for the settlement of claims of American citizens against Mexico; which were referred to the Select Committee appointed on the subject.

Mr. Rusk presented a inemorial of citizens of Texas, praying the establishment of a mail route from Lynchburg to San Augustine, in that State; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Smith presented a petition of citizens of Fairfield county, Connecticut, remonstrating against the further extension of Woodworth's patent for a planing-machine; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Hamlin presented four petitions of citizens of Maine, remonstrating against the renewal of Parker's patent for improvements in water-wheels; which were referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Hunter presented a petition of citizens of Brooke county, Virginia, remonstrating against the further extension oï Woodworth’s patent for a planing-machine; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Hunter presented a petition of merchants and others, citizens of Richmond, Virginia, praying that further aid may be extended to Collins's line of steamships; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. James presented the petition of the children and heirs of Uriah Jones, a soldier in the revolutionary war, praying a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Chase presented a memorial of inhabitants of Greene county, Ohio, praying that the transportation of the mails on Sunday may be prohibited hy law; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Soulé presented a resolution of the legislature of Louisiana, in favor of an appropriation for the removal of the obstructions to navigation in the Red river ; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Soulé presented the memorial of George East, praying the establishment 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 Select Comunittee appointed on the subject.

Mr. Soulé presented the petition of Thomas W. Phelps, praying a pension in consideration of the loss of sight, caused by disease contracted in the naval service; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Rhett presented the memorial of Ann Y. Kelly, administratris of William H. Lee, praying the establishment of a tribunal to review the decisions of the late board of commissioners on claims against Mexico; which was referred to the Select Committee appointed on the subject.

Mr. Bradbury presented five petitions of citizens of Maine, remonstrating against the renewal of Parker's patent for improvements in water-wheels; which were referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Cass presented a memorial of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying Congress to declare their recognition of the doctrine of na-intervention, and prevent its infraction.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, presented a petition of citizens of Wisconsin, praying a grant of lands to certain companies therein named for the construction of a railroad from Chicago, through Janesville and Fond du Lac, to Lake Superior; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Brodhead presented a petition of carpenters of the city and county of Philadelphia, remonstrating against the further extension of Woodworth's patent for a planing-machine; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Brodhead presented a memorial of inhabitants of Lawrence county, Pennsylvania, praying that the transportation of the mails on Sunday may be prohibited by law; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Brodhead presented a petition of C. Churchman and others, praying appropriations for the repair of the breakwater and piers in the Delaware river; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Brodhead presented two petitions of citizens of Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, praying an increase of the duty on iron; which were referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Brodhead presented a petition of citizens of Pennsylvania, remonstrating against a renewal of Parker's patent for improvements in the water-wheel; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

dir. Badger presented two memorials of assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in North Carolina, praying additional compensation ; which were referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Fish presented a petition of lumber dealers of Albany, New York, remonstrating against the further extension of Woodworth's patent for a planing machine; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Underwood presented a memorial of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying a modification of the bounty land law; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Walker presented a petition of citizens of Fulton county, Illinois, praying that the public lands may be granted in limited quantities to actual settlers not possessed of other lands; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Walker presented a petition of citizens of Wisconsin, praying a grant of lands to certain companies therein named, for the construction of a railroad from Chicago, through Janesville and Fond du Lac, to Lake Superior; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Stockton presented resolutions of the legislature of New Jersey, in favor of an increase of the duties on coal, iron, and glass ; which were ordered to be printed.

Mr. Hamlin submitted a document in relation to the claim of Thomas B. Parsons to a pension ; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

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

Resolved, That the Commmittee on Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of granting to Thomas B. Parsons, who receivel an injury in the naval service of the United States, arrears of pension, or the difference between the half-pay of seamen and a petty officer, in which capacity he was acting at the time he was disabled.

Mr. Bayard submitted the following resolution for consideration : Resolved. That the plan for the publication of the returns of the census, 23 exemplified in relation to the State of Maryland, which has been sub

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mitted to the Senate, be referred to a select committee of five for revision, who shall examine and report what alterations should be made therein before the same is ordered to be printed.

Mr. Seward submitted the following resolution for consideration :

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Navy communicate to the Senate his opinion of the expediency of a reconnaissance of the routes of navigation in the Northern seas, and in the China and Japan seas; and whether any vessels belonging to the service can be used for that purpose, and also what would be the expense of such a reconnaissance.

Mr. Sumner submitted the following resolution for consideration :

Resolved, That the Committee on Naval Affairs, while considering the nature and extent of aid proper to be granted to the ocean steamers, be directed to inquire whether the present charges on letters carried by these steamers are not unnecessarily large and burdensome to foreign correspondence, and whether something may not be done, and if so, what, to secure the great boon of cheap ocean postage.

'The Senate proceeded, by unanimous consent, to consider the resolution; and,

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

On motion by Mr. Morton, Ordered, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit to the Treasury Department the original reports of the examination of the claims for spoliations by the American troops in West Florida in 1814 and 1818, communicated to the Senate the 16th June, 1816.

On motion by Jir. Seward, Ordered, That the Committee on Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the documents relating to the claim of the heirs of Brinton Paine, and that they be referred, with their petition, adversely reported on by that committee, to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the annual report of the Secretary of the Treasury, on the state of the finances, submitted a report, (No. 104) accompanied by a bill (S. 271) amendatory of existing laws relative to the half-dollar, quarter-dollar, dime, and halfdime.

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

On motion by Mr. Miller, that two thousand additional copies of the said report be printed,

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

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of John le Roy, submitted a report, (No. 105,) accompanied by a bill (S. 272) granting a pension to John le Roy.

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

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Printing, to whom was referred the report of the Secretary of the Navy, of the 5th instant, communicating copies of certain contracts, reported in favor of printing the same; whereupon,

Ordered, That the report be printed.

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Printing, to whom were referred the resolutions of the board of aldermen and board of assistants of the city

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