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Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed three enrolled bills, I am directed to bring them to the Senate, for the signature of their President.

The President pro tempore signed the three enrolled bills (S. 88, 161, 182) this day reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the

committee to be presented to the President of the United States.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Atchison, the 1st instant, in relation to the election of governor and judges of Oregon, by the people of that Territory; and, the resolution was agreed to.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Bayard, the 8th instant, for the appointment of a select committee of five members, to consider and report what alterations should be made in the plan for the publication of the returns of the seventh census, before the same are printed ; and the resolution was agreed to.

On motion, it was
Ordered, That the committee be appointed by the President pro tem-

pore; and,

Mr. Bayard, Vr. Borland, Mr. Davis, Mr. Atchison, and Mr. Bell, were appointed.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Sumner, the 8th instant, relative to ocean steamers and cheap ocean postage; and, having been amended, on motion by Mr. Sumner, the resolution was agreed to, as follows:

Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be directed to inquire whether the present charges on letters carried by the ocean 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 resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the resolution (S. R. 13) reaffirming the doctrine of non-intervention ; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to Wednesday, the 17th instant, and be the order of the day.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1852. Mr. Clarke presented a petition of merchants and citizens of Providence, Rhode Island, praying that further aid may be extended to Collins's line of steamships; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Mason presented the petition of Elizabeth Armistead, widow of General Walker K. Armistead, late of the army, praying a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Seward presented the petition of George W. Beardslee, remonstrating against an extension of Woodworth’s patent for a planing machine ; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Seward presented a petition of citizens of Westchester county, New York, praying an extension of Woodworth's patent for a planing machine; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Gwin presented the memorial of the legal representatives of Lemuel P. Montgomery, deceased, a soldier in the last war with Great Britain, praying a pension ; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Gwin presented the petition of D. M. Wilson and Company, praying the payment of their claim against Mexico; which was referred to the select committee appointed on the subject.

On motion by Mr. Geyer, Ordered, That the memorial of Thomas Allen, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a port of entry at Tuscumbia, Alabama.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Department of War submit to the Senate, as soon as practicable, a copy of the report of the expedition under Captain Sitgreaves, of the corps of topographical engineers, upon the Zuni and Colorado rivers of California.

Mr. Brodhead, from the Committee of Claims, to whom were referred sundry petitions praying the reimbursement of expenses incurred by American contributors to the World's Fair, at London, submitted a report, accompanied by a resolution that the prayer of the petitioners ought not to be granted.

Ordered, That the report be printed.

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 148) for the relief of Andrew Smith, reported it without amendment, and submitted an adverse report, (No. 115,) which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom the following bills were referred:

H. R. 139. An act to authorize the issuing of a register to the brig America;

H. R. 142. An act to authorize the issuing of a register to the ship Kossuth; reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Seward, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the petition of Elisha W. B. Moody, submitted a report, (No. 112) accompanied by a bill (S. 280) to reimburse to Elisha W. B. Moody the moneys paid by him, as owner of the British barque Sarah, in the rescue of the passengers and crew of the American ship Caleb Grimshaw.

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

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the joint resolution (S. R. 22) in relation to the number of electoral votes each State will be entitled to in the presidental election of 1852, reported the same with an amendment, and submitted a report on the subject; which was ordered to be printed.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution last mentioned, (S. R. 22,) and the reported amendment having been agreed to, the resolution was passed as follows:

Resolved, That the number of electoral votes to which each State shall be entitled in the election of President and Vice President of the United States in 1852, shall be equal to the number of senators and representatives to which each of said States will be found entitled by the apportionment under the enumeration of 1850, as provided by the act for taking the seventh and subsequent censuses," approved May 23, 1850.

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the message of the President of the United States, communicating a report of the Secretary of the Interior, in relation to the apportionment of representatives among the several States in the thirty-third Congress, submitted a report, (No. 113) accompanied by a bill (s. 281) supplementary to an act providing for the taking of the seventh and subsequent censuses of the United States, and to fix the number of members of the House of Representatives, and provide for their future apportionment among the several States, approved 230 May, 1850.

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

Mr. Bradbury submitted the views of the minority of the committee on the same subject; which were ordered to be printed.

Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, who were instructed to inquire into the subject, reported a bill (S. 282) to provide for building a levee across the mouth of the river San Diego, to divert it into False bay; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Gwin also submitted a document on the subject; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the petition of citizens of the Territory of Oregon, presented the 19th January, reported a bill (S. 283) to authorize the President of the United States to designate the places for the ports of entry and delivery for the collection districts of Puget's Sound and Umpqua, in the Territory of Oregon; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

On motion by Mr. Hamlin, Ordered, That the petition of citizens of the Territory of Oregonpresented the 19th of January, be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 232) to amend an act entitled “An act to create additional collection districts in the Territory of Oregon, and for other purposes, reported it without amendment, and that it ought not to pass.

Mr. Morton, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 284) to establish a mail route from Key West, Florida, to New Orleans, Louisiana ; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

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. Mason, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until tomorrow.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, March 11, 1852.

Mr. McRae presented the credentials of the honorable Walker Brooke, elected a senator by the legislature of Mississippi to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of the honorable Henry S. Foote; which were read; and the oath prescribed by law having been administered to Mr. Brooke, lie took his seat in the Senate.

Mr. Gwin presented a memorial of Franklin C. Gray, praying the establishment of a tribunal to review the decisions of the late board of commissioners for the settlement of claims of American citizens against Mexico; which was referred to the Select Committee appointed on the subject.

Mr. Mason presented a petition of citizens of Frederick county, Virginia, praying an extension of Woodworth's patent for a planing-machine; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Fish presented the memorial of A. S. Wright, praying indemnity for losses sustained in consequence of his expulsion from Mexico by the agents of that government; which was referred to the Select Committee appointed on the subject of claims against Mexico.

Mr. Fish presented a communication from William D. Jones, praying the appointment of a tribunal to review the decisions of the late board of commissioners for settling claims of American citizens against Mexico; which was referred to the Select Committee appointed on the subject.

Mr. Fish presented two petitions of merchants and other citizens of Buffalo

, New York, praying that further aid may be extended to Collins's line of steamships; which were referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Wade presented a memorial of assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in Ohio, praying additional compensation.

Ordered, That it lie on the table. Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, presented a memorial of the legislature of Wisconsin, praying the establishment of a mail route from the village of West Bend to Monchass; also, a memorial of the legislature of Wisconsin, praying the establishment of a mail route from Madison to Wanhaeca falls.

Ordered, That they be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Seward presented the petition of the heirs-at-law and legal represeatatives of Francis Gillemast, an officer in the revolutionary war, praying an allowance for the depreciation on commutation certificates; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Davis presented the memorial of F. A. Chenoweth and others, praying that the patents to certain land settled and improved by them in the Territory of Oregon may be issued before the time limited by the act under which they settled; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Soulé presented a resolution of the legislature of Louisiana, praying

the establishment of a weekly mail between Thibodeaux and Lockport; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

On motion by Mr. Chase, Ordered, That the memorial of John A. Bryan, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Downs, Ordered, That leave be granted to withdraw the original papers which accompanied the petition of Valerian Allain.

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom was referred the message of the President of the United States, of the 9th instant, in relation to the subject, reported a bill (S. 285) appropriating a sum of money for the completion of the interment of officers and soldiers who died in Mexico, in the American Cemetery, near the city of Mexico; which was read and passed to a 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.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed the vill from the Senate (S. 18+) to provide for the repair of the Congressional Library room, lately destroyed by fire.

Mr. Jones reported from the committee, that they had examined and found truly enrolled the bill (S. 184) to provide for the repair of the Congressional Library room, lately destroyed by fire.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Seward, the 12th of February, respecting the payment of the expenses of the reception and entertainment of Louis Kossuth.

On motion by Mr. Cass to amend the resolution, by inserting after the word Resolved, the words by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

Yeas..

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

Messrs. Bayard, Borland, Bradbury, Brodhead, Cass, Clarke, Davis, Downs, Geyer, King, McRae, Mason, Morton, Pratt, Rusk, Upham.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Atchison, Badger, Bell, Brooke, Chase, Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Fish, Hamlin, James, Jones of Iowa, Jones of Tennessee, Mangum, Seward, Shields, Smith, Soulé, Stockton, Sumner, Underwood, Wade. On the question, Shall the resolution pass ?

Yeas-.

31 It was determined in the affirmative,

6 On motion, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Atchison, Badger, Bayard, Bell, Bradbury, Brodhead, Brooke,

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