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second section, to the end of the section; and with this amendment they recommend that the House recede from its amendment, striking out all of said bill from the first section."

On motion by Mr. Shields, Orilered, That the report be printed.

Mr. Fish, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom were referred documents relating to the claim of F. B. Stockton, submitted a report, (No. 132) accompanied by a bill (S. 295) for the relief of Francis B. Stockton.

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 whon was referred the memorial of Walter Colton, submitted a report (No. 133) accompanied by a bill (S. 296) for the relief of the legal representatives of Walter Colton.

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

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred a memorial of the legislature of Alabama, in relation to extending the time for selecting school lands, reported a bill (S. 297) to extend the provisions of an act approved February 26, 1845, entitled " An act to amend an act to carry into effect in the States of Alabama and Mississippi the existing compacts with those States with regard to the five per cent. fund, and the school reservations;" which was read, and passed to the second reading.

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

H. R. 13. A resolution for the relief of Elizabeth Prewitt, widow and executrix of Robert C. Prewitt, deceased.

H. R. 55. An act for the relief of Philip Miller.
H. R. 89. An act for the relief of Williams, Staples, and Williams.

H. R. 90. An act for the relief of James Ferguson, surviving partner of the firm of Ferguson and Milhado.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, reported from the committee that they presented to the President of the United States, the 11th instant, 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 lanıls granted to the Kentucky Asylum for teaching the deaf and dumb.

The engrossed bill (S. 1) granting the right of way and making a grant of lands to the State of Iowa, in aid of the construction of certain railroads in said State, was read a third time. On the question, Shall this bill pass?

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

Messrs. Adams, Atchison, Bell, Borland, Brooke, Cass, Clemens, Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Douglas, Downs, Felch, Fish, Foot, Geyer, Gwin, James, Jones of Iowa, Jones of Tennessee, King, Mangum, Dorton, Rusk, Seward, Shields, Smith, Soulé, Underwood, Walker, Weller.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Badger, Bayard, Bradbury, Brodhead, Chase, Lianlin, Misson, Norris, Pratt, Wade.

So it was
Resolved, that this hill pass, and that the title thereof he as aforesaid.

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

The bill (S. 217) for the relief of William Speiden, was read the sccond time 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. The joint resolution (S. R. 15) authorizing the purchase of the ninth volume of the laws of the United States, was read the second time and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and no amendinent being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it be engrossed, and read a third time. The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the hill (S. 3) granting the right of way to the State of Missouri, and a portion of the public lands, to aid in the construction of a railroad from Ilannibal to Saint Joseph, in said State; and the reported amendments, having been amended, were agreed to, and the bill was reported to the Senate, and the amendments were concurred in.

Ordered, That this bill be engrossed, and read a third time. The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, tho hill (S. 14) granting to the State of Alabama the right of way, and a donation of public lands, for making a railroad from Selma to the Tennessee river; and the reported amendments having been amended, were agreed to, and the bill was reported to the Senate, and the amendments were concurred in.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill 8.121) granting to the State of Arkansas the right of way, and a portion of the public laims, to aid in the construction of the Arkansas central railmal, from a point on the western bank of the Mississippi rivor, opposito the town of Memphis, Temessee, by tle way of Little Rock, to a point on Red river, on the border of Texas; and the reported amendments having been amended, wero agreed to, and the bill was reported to the Senato, and the amendments were concurred in.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 36) to authorize the State of Wisconsin to select the residue of the land to which that State is entitled under the act of August 8, 1846, to aid in the improvement of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers; and the reported amendment having been amended, was agreed to, and the bill was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That this bill be engrossed, and read a third time. The bill (S. 108) making an appropriation for the erection of a marine hospital at Portland, Maine, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

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

'The joint resolution (S. R. 23) to provide for straightening the castern boundary line of the naval hospital lands at New York, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and no amendment heing madle, it was reported to the Senate.

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

The engrossed bill (N. 217) for the relief of Willian Speiden, was read the third time.

Resolved, That it pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

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

The engrossed resolution (S. R. 15) authorizing the purchase of the ninth volume of the laws of the United States, was read the third time.

Resolved, That it pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

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

On motion, 'The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1852. "The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of War, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a map of the Territory of New Mexico, compiled by Lieutenant John G. Parke, of the corps of topographical engineers; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Chase, Ordered, That the map be engraved and printer, under the direction of the Topographical Bureau.

On motion by Mr. Chase, that two thousand additional copies of the map be printed,

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

' The President pro tempore lail before the Senate a report of the Secretary of War, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, the amount that has been paid to officers of the army during the year ending July 1, 1851, on account of double rations; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Borland,
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of War, cominunicating, if compliance with a resolution of the Senate, the amount paid to officers holding brevet commissions above the amount of their pay

in the line during the year ending July 1, 1851; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Borland,
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Walker presented a memorial of the legislature of Wisconsin, relative to the jurisdiction of the United States district court for that State; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Walker presented three petitions of inhabitants of Wisconsin, praying an extension of the time for which pre-emptions to the public lands are granted; which were referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Weller presented a resolution of the legislature of California, relative to the civil fund of that State; which was referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Weller presented a resolution of the legislature of California, in favor of increasing the salaries of the United States district judges in that State; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ord:red to be printed.

Mr. Adams presented a memorial of the legislature of Mississippi, praying a reduction of the price of the public lands in the Augusta, Washington, and Columbus land districts; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed.

Jir. Douge, of Wisconsin, presentei a petition of residents of the town of Stockbridge, Wisconsin, praying the appointment of a commissioner to examine and settle all questions of controversy relating to lands in the Stockbridge reservation ; which was referred to tlie Committee on Indian Iffairs.

Mr. Donglas presented the petition of A. W. Denham, jiraying extra compensation for services as superintendent of laborers during the erection of the General Post Office building: which was referred to the Committee rof Claims.

On motion hy Vr. Bell, Orderedl, That the memorial of the legislature of Termessee, on the files of the Senate, relating to the establishment of a marine hospital at Memphis, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion by Mr. Sumner, Orilered, That W.W. Chapman have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

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

Resolrod, That the Committee on l'inance be instructed to inquire into the expediency of giving to railroad companies twelve months time in which to pay ihe duty on railroad iron.

Ar. Jones, of Tennessee, submitted the following resolution for conside

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be requested to furnish to the Senate a copy of the supplemental report of the battle of Cerro Gordo, made by General G. J. Pillow to General W. Scott, recently filed in the War Departnent by General Scott, and which has never been published.

Mr. Sumner submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the Postmaster General be requested to report to the Senate the whole number of letters which passed through the post office of the United States during the fiscal year endel June 30, 1851, distinguishing the paid from the unpaid, those paid by stamps from those paid by cash; also, the number of free letters:

Also, the aggregate number of drop letters during the same period:

Also, the amount of printed matter, number of periodicals and newspapers sent through the post office during the same period, distinguishing the paid from the free; and if this be not practicable, then to furnish an estimate thereof:

Also, the number of dead letters returned to the General Post Office, during the same period, and the amount of postage due thereon; the amount of property found in the same, the amount restored to owners, and the amount for which vo owners have been found, and the disposition of the balance on haud:

ration:

Also, the cost of the transportation of the mails, and the postage col. lected in each of the several States, during the same period :

Also, the number of letters conveyed during the same period by the Cunard, Collins, Bremen, and Havre lines of steamers, respectively, distinguishing the paid from the unpaid; also, the number of newspapers conveyed by the same lines respectively, and the amount of postage collected on the same; also, to report the amount of postage collected by each of the said lines in the United States and Great Britain respectively, and the amount of commissions paid to our postmasters on the balance due and paid to the British government on account of postage:

Also, the number of dead letters returned to the United States and Great Britain respectively, under the postal treaty, and the amount of postage due thereon; also, the same with regard to dead letters returned to the United States and Bremen respectively:

Also, the amount received from and paid to the British government on account of closed mails, and the rates per ounce for such conveyance:

Also, the amount paid for the transmission of letters to the continent of Europe and to China by the Oriental line of steamers; also, the number of letters sent to China via Marseilles : Also, the number of letters conveyed between New York and California

, and also between New York and Oregon via Chagres and Panama, and the annount of postage collected thereon, distinguishing the paid from the unpaid, and the number of free letters, and the number of newspapers, and the postage thereon :

Also, the number of letters and newspapers conveyed by the Charleston and Havana steamer, and the amount of postage collected thereon:

Also, the number of ship letters received during the same period in the offices of the United States, and the amount paid for the same.

Resolved, That the Postmaster General be requested, in his next annual report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1852, to embody answers for that period to the inquiries in the precedling resolution.

Mr. Foot, from the Committee on Revolutionary Clains, to whom was referred the petition of John B. Grayson, and the other heirs of Colonel William Grayson, submitted a report (No. 137) accompanied by a bill (S. 298) for the relief of the leirs of Colonel William Grayson.

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

Mr. Geyer, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 299) 19 provide for the payment to the State of Missouri, of two per centum of th: net proceeds of the sales of public lands therein, heretofore reserved under a compact with said State ; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The following engrossed bills and joint resolution were read a third time:

S. 14. A bill granting to the State of Alabama the right of way, and a donation of public lands, for making a railroad from Selma to the Tennessee river ;

S. 36. Bill to authorize the State of Wisconsin to select the residue of the land to which that State is entitled, under the act of 8th August, 1846, to aid in the improvement of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers;

S. 108. Bill making an appropriation for the erection of a marinc hospital at Portland, Maine;

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