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planing-machine; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Ilale presented a memorial of inhabitants of Armstrong, Pennsylvania, praying that the transportation of the mails on Sunday may be prohibited by law.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, presented two memorials of citizens of Lee county, Iowa, praying the appointment of a commission to examine and settle all claims to land in the Sac and Fox half-breed reservation; which were referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mír. Mallory presented the memorial of Anne Dudley, keeper of the light-house at St. Marks, Florida, praying remuneration for losses caused by a gale; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Weller submitted a document, showing the amounts disbursed by the city of Sacramento, California, for the support of the indigent sick of that State, prior to her admission into the Union; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Walker presented a petition of citizens of Pike county, Illinois, praying that a quarter section of land may be granted to all citizens of the United States becoming actual settlers; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Norris presented a memorial of citizens of Washington, District of Columbia, praying an amendment of the charter of that city; which was referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

Mr. Bell presented a memorial of the legislature of Tennessee, praying the establishment of a daily line of mail steamers between St. Louis and New Orleans, and the intermediate ports; which was referred to the Comreittee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Wade presented resolutions of the Chamber of Commerce of Cincinnati, Ohio, in favor of a division of the State into two judicial districts..

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

Mr. James presented a petition of citizens of Boston, Massachusetts, praying a modification of the tariff; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Downs presenteil a memorial of insurers, ship-owners, and others, of New Orleans, praying an increase of the salary of the United States district judge for Florida ; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Downs presented the petition of John Boyd, praying the right of pre-emption to a tract of land settled and improved by him within the Bastrop grant; which was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Downs presented resolutions of the legislature of Louisiana, in favor of constructing harbors of refuge, and placing buoys at proper points on the great northeastern mail route, along the coasts of the State of Alabama, Mississippi, or Louisiana ; which were referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Cass presented a memorial of members of the bar at Detroit, Michigan, praying an increase of the salary of the United States district judge for Michigan, and the proceedings of the meeting at which it was adopted; which were referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Cass presented a memorial of citizens of Reading, Pennsylvania, praying a modification of the bounty land law.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Cass presented three memorials of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying a declaration by Congress of the doctrine of non-intervention, and the adoption of measures to prevent its infraction.

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

Mr. Mallory presented a memorial of citizens of Florida, praying payment of the awards of the judge in their favor, under the 9th article of the treaty with Spain ; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Davis 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, the report, estimate, and plan, in reference to the beacon or light-house structure for the New South Shoal, off

' Nantucket.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be requested to cominunicate to the Senate whether any, and what sum, is, or will become, due to the St. Regis Indians, by virtue of a treaty made with the New York Indians by Ransom H. Gillet, commissioner,' and upon the expediency of an appropriation to pay the sum so due, if any.

Mr. Davis submitted the following resolution for consideration :

Resolveil, That the Secretary of the Navy be requested to make the necessary preparations, and to test by such experiments as he may deem necessary, the value and practical usefulness of the safety-valve, the hydrostatic gauge, and the indicator, invented by Alfred Guthrie.

Mr. Weller submitted the following resolution for consideration :

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to inform the Senate whether any charges have been filed in his department against the commissioner to run and mark the boundary line between the United States and the republic of Mexico, by an officer of the army, and if so, to transmit to the Senate copies of all papers connected therewith.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, reported from the committee, that they haul examined and found duly enrolled the bill (S. 146) to make land warrants assignable, and for other purposes.

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Printing, to whom was referred the motion to print two thousand additional copies of the map of the Territory of New Mexico, communicated to the Senate on the 18th of March, reported in favor of printing the same; and the report was concurred in.

Mr. Foot, from the Comunittee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Chester Griswold, submitted an adverse report.

Mr. Foot, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of William Dusenbury, submitted an adverse report.

Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom were referred sundry memorials and petitions asking the aid of Congress in establishing certain mail lines of steamers therein indicated, submitted a report.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report; and, in concurrence therewith,

Ordered, That the committee be discharged from the further consideration of the said memorials and petitions.

Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Joseph Rodney Croskey, reported thereon; and, in concurrence with the report,

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

On motion by Mr. Gwin, Ordered, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of Mary F. B. Levely, and that it be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Catharine Elwes, submitted a report; and, in concurrence therewith,

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

On motion by Mr. Ilainlin, Orilered, That the Committee on Commerce be discharged from the further consideration of three petitions of inhabitants of Sedgwick, Maine, presented the 5th of January.

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the resolution of the legislature of Louisiana, requesting the grant of a military reservation at Fort Jesup to the State, submitted a report, (No. 138) accompanied by a bill (S. 300) granting to the State of Louisiana the military reserve at Fort Jesup for a seminary of education.

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

Mr. Clemens, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Lucretia Barton, reported a bill (S. 301) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue duplicate land warrants in certain cases; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Geyer, from the Comunittee on Pensions, who were instructed to inquire into the expediency of granting a pension to the widow of Brevet Brigadier General Belknap, submitted a report, (No. 139) accompanied by a bill (S. 302) granting a pension to

Belknap. The bill was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed. Mr. Walker, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 303) granting the right of way and a donation of public land to the State of Wisconsin, in aid of the construction of a railroad from Manitowoc to the Mississippi river; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Seward, the 8th instant, in relation to navigation in the Northern, China, and Japan seas; and

The resolution was agreed to.
The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Jones

, of Tennessee, in relation to a supplemental report of the battle of Cerro Gordo, by General G. J. Pillow; and

The resolution was agreed to.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. P. Barry Hayes, chief clerk:

Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled bill, I am directed to bring it to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The President of the United States approved and signed, the 19th instant, the following enrolled bills and joint resolution:

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 ;

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

The President pro tempore signed the enrolled bill (S. 146) making land warrants assignable, and for other purposes; and it was delivered to the committee to be presented to the President of the United States.

The following engrossed bills were read a third time:
S. 163. An act for the relief of G. Thomas Howard ;

S. 179. An act for the relief of St. John's church, in the city of Wash-
ington;
S. 181. An act for the relief of William C. Easton ;
S. 186. An act for the relief of Bryan Callaghan.
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.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, reported that the committee had presented to the President of the United States the bill (S. 146) making land warrants assignable, and for other purposes.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the resolution (S. 13) re-affirming the doctrine of non-intervention; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Brodhead, The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, March 23, 1852. Mr. Rusk presented a petition of members of the legislature of Texas, praying the establishment of a mail route from Washington to Cold Spring; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Rusk presented the petition of Charles B. Brower, late a lieutenant in the United States army, praying to be reinstated in the army; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Rusk presented a resolution of the legislature of Texas, in favor of the payment of the claim of Samuel A. Belden for spoliations by Mexico upon his property; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Rusk presented resolutions of the legislature of Texas, in favor of the incorporation of the officers of the Texas navy into the navy of the United States; which were referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Chase presented two memorials of assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in Ohio, praying additional compensation.

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

Mr. Chase presented a memorial of the board of trustees of the Protestant University of the United States, at Cincinnati, Ohio, praying the endowment of that institution by a grant of land; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Sumner presented a petition of merchants of Boston, Massachusetts, praying that the use of intoxicating liquors in the navy may be discontinued, which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Adams presented a memorial of the legislature of Mississippi, praythe establishment of a port of entry at Biloxi, and additional mail facilities to that place.

Ordered, That so much thereof as relates to a port of entry be referred to the Committee on Commerce; that so much thereof as relates to additional mail facilities be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and that the memorial be printed.

Mr. Hunter presented the petition of James Riley, of Cincinnati, claiming to have been the first to suggest the plan of the independent treasury.

On motion by Mr. Hunter, that it be printeil,
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Printing.

Mr. Hunter presented a memorial of Robert H. Vaughan, William R. Laws, and others, holders of military land warrants issued for the services of their ancestors, praying the issue of scrip to satisfy the warrants outstanding and unprovided for; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Seward presented a petition of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying the construction of a railroad to the Pacific ocean; which was referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

Mr. Seward presented a petition of citizens of Albany, New York, praying further aid to Collins's line of steamships; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Seward presented the petition of C. llansen, praying that a contract may be entered into with him for carrying the mail in steamers between the city of Brooklyn, in New York, and Gluckstadt, in Holstein, for the term of ten years; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Bell presented a memorial of citizens of Davidson county, Tennessee, praying that the bridges of the Belmont and Wheeling Bridge Company may be established as mail routes; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Geyer presented a petition of merchants and other citizens of St. Louis, Missouri, praying that further aid may be extended to Collins's line of mail steamers; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, presented a memorial of the mayor and common council of Racine, Wisconsin, praying an appropriation for completing the harbor at that place; which was referred to the Committee on Com

Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, presented a memorial of citizens of Washington, District of Columbia, praying an amendment of the charter of that city; which was referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, presented a petition of clerks in the office of

merce.

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