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of New York, presented the 5th instant, reported that the same be not printed; and the report was concurred in.

Mr. Stockton, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of William Roberts, reported a resolution that the prayer of the petition ought not to be granted.

Mr. Stockton, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Stephen P. Yeomans and others, reported a resolution that the prayer of the petitioners ought not to be granted.

Mr. Stockton, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Abraham L. Kincherbocker, reported a resolution that the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.

Mr. Foot, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of the adininistrator of Olive Folsom, submitted an adverse report.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Charles H. Buxenstein, submitted an adverse report, (No. 106,) which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Stockton, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 60) for the relief of Amos Knapp, reported the same without amendment.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Forney, their Clerk: Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed the following hills from the Senate: .

S. 88. An act for the relief of Rufus Dwinel.

S. 182. An act to extend the time for selling the lands granted to the Kentucky Asylum for Teaching the Deaf and Dumb.

The House of Representatives have passed the following bills, in which they

request the concurrence of the Senate: 11. R. 139. An act to authorize the issuing of a register to the brig America.

H. R. 140. An act for the relief of William S. Payne.

II. R. 142. An act to authorize the issuing of a register to the brig Kossuth.

H. R. 148. An act for the relief of Andrew Smith.

The bills this day received from the House of Representatives for concurrence, were severally read the first and second times, by unanimous consent.

Ordered, That the bills numbered 139 and 142 be referred to the Committee on Commerce ; that the bill numbered 140 be referred to the Committee on Finance; and that the bill numbered 148 be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

The following engrossed bills were severally read the third time:

S. 152. An act for the relief of John Callan, administrator of Daniel Renner, deceased.

S. 153. An act to authorize T. H. McManus to enter by pre-emption certain lands in the Greensburg land district, Louisiana.

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.

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

Mr. President: The IIouse of Representatives have passed the bill (S. 161) for the relief of Lieutenant Colonel Mitchell, of the State of Missouri, with an amendment; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 161) for the relief of Lieutenant Colonel Mitchell, of the State of Missouri; and,

Resolved, That they concur therein.

Orilered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of 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; After debate,

On motion by Mr. Borland,
Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until
Wednesday next.

After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourneil.

TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 1852.

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

I transmit to Congress a despatch addressed to the Secretary of State by the minister of the United States at Mexico, and the papers therein referred to, relative to the cemetery which has been constructed in the neighborhood of that city, as a place of sepulture for the remains of the officers and soldiers of the United States who died or were killed in that vicinity during the late war, and for such citizens of the United States as may hereafter die there. A copy of the report of the agent who was sent for the purpose of superintending the work, is also herewith transmitted. It will be seen that a sum of twenty-five hundred or three thousand dollars, in addition to the amount appropriated by the act of Congress, approved 28th September, 1850, is represented to be necessary to carry the objects of that appropriation into full effect. . I accordingly recommend that provision therefor be made.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, March 4, 1852. "The message was read. Ordered, I'hat it be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

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

I transmit to Congress a letter addressed to me by the governor of the Territory of Minnesota, with the statements to which it refers, of the disbursements up to the 1st of January last, of the money appropriated by

the act approved 11th June, 1850, for the erection of public buildings in that Territory.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, March 4, 1852. The message was read. Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Finance. The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a copy of the revised statutes of that Territory, passed at the second session of the Legislative Assembly, commencing January 1, 1851, which had been transmitted to him by the secretary of the Territory of Minnesota. Ordered, That iť be referred to the Comınittee on Territories.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, made in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, and accompanied by a copy of a report of a geological exploration of California, by Joseph Gritzner; which was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Finance. Vr. Davis presented two memorials of ship-owners, merchants, and other citizens of Massachusetts, praying that further aid may be extended to Collins's line of steamships; which were referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Davis presented the petition of a committee of the Now England Historic Genealogical Society at Boston, praying that copies of the journals and documents of Congress may be furnished for the use of that association; which was referred to the Committee on the Library.

Mr. Davis presented a petition of Edward Everett, and others, praying that the New England Historic Genealogical Society, at Boston, may be furnished with a copy of the journals and documents of Congress; which was referred to the Committee on the Library.

Mr. James presented three petitions of citizens of the city and county of Philadelphia, remonstrating against the extension of Woodworth's patent for a planing machine ; which were referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Bradbury presented two memorials of citizens of Washington, in the District of Columbia, praying certain amendments to the charter of that city; which were referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

Mr. Pratt presented a petition of citizens of St. Mary's county, Maryland, praying a modification of the bounty land law; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Walker presented two petitions of citizens of Hunting lon county, Pennsylvania, praying that the public lands may be sold to actual settlers only, and in limited quantities ; which were referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Davis submitted a document in relation to increasing the compensation of certain deputy naval officers; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Finance he instructed to inquire into the expediency of increasing the compensation of the deputy naval officers, in some of the principal ports of the United States.

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

Resolved, That the Coinmittee on Foreign Relations be instructed to inquire into the propriety and justice of providing by law, pursuant to the recommendation of former Presidents of the United States, and last by President Polk, in his message of the 7th December, 1847, for the payment of the claim there mentioned, as arising to certain Spanish subjects in the case of the schooner " Amistad."

On motion by Mr. Shiells, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Daniel Nippes.

Vr. Borland, from the Committee on Printing, to whom was referred the motion to print two thousand ad litional copies of the report of the Committee on Finance, in relation to the coins of the United States, reported thereon; and, in concurrence therewith,

Ordered, That two thousand additional copies of the said report be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Bayard, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was recommitted the petition of Joseph Hill and sons, submitted an adverse report.

Mr. Pratt, froin the Committee of Claims, to whom were referred sundry memorials of assistant marshals of the United States, praying additional compensation, submitteil an adverse report (No. 111,) which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to whom was referred the joint resolution (H. R. 13) for the relief of Elizabeth Prewitt, widow and executrix of Robert Prewitt, deceased, reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Rusk also submitted a report on the subject.

The Senate proceeriel to consider the said resolution (il. R. 13) as in Committee of the Whole; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.
The said resolution was read a third time.
Resolved, That it pass.
Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported a joint resolution (S. R. 24) authorizing the appointment of an assistant Postmaster General; which was read, and passed to a second reading

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referrd the memorial of Cornelius McCaullay, submitted a report (No. 107) accompanied by a bill (S. 273) for his relief.

The bill was read, anil passed to the second reading.
Ordered, That the report be printeil.

Mr. Douglas, from the Committee on Territories, to whoin was referred the bill (S. 89) to amend an act entitled “An act proposing to the State of Texas the establishment of her northern and western boundaries, the relinquishment by said State of all territory claimed by her exterior to said boundaries, and of all her claims upon the United States, and to establish a Territorial government for New Mexico," approved September 9, 1850, reported the same with an amendment.

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom were referred the memorial of George Talcott, and the reports of the Secretary of War, of the 21st, 27th and 28th January, relating thereto, reported that the committee be discharged from the further consideration of the same; and,

The report was concurred in.

Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 96) for the relief of Gustavus A. De Russy, late an acting purser in the navy, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the memorial of L. M. Goldsborough, G. J. Van Brunt, and S. F. Blunt, submitted a report (No. 108) accompanied by a bill (S. 274) for their relief.

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

Mr. Bradbury, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 91) for the relief of the executors and heirs of Thomas Fletcher, deceased, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the memorial of Sylvester Churchill, submitted a report, (No. 109) accompanied by a bill (S. 275) for his relief.

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 was referred the petition of Colonel J. R. Creecy, submitted a report (No. 110) accompanied by a bill (S. 276) for his relief.

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

Mr. Mangum, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom was referred the petition of the legal representatives of William Bean, reported a bill (S. 277) for the relief of William K. Jennings and Aphia Jennings ; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Stockton, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 278) granting bounty land to certain officers, seamen, and others, who have been engaged in the naval service of the United States; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Hunter, by unanimous consent, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 279) to provide for the sale of certain portions of the public lands to the States within which they lie, for the purpose of constructing railroads and canals; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Badger reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled the following acts :

S. 88. An act for the relief of Rufus Dwinel.

S. 161. An act for the relief of Lieutenant Colonel Mitchell, of the State of Missouri.

S. 182. An act to extend the time for selling the lands granted to the Kentucky asylum for teaching the deaf and dumb.

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

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