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enable the proper accounting officers to complete a settlement with Captain Henry L. Kinney."

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill.

T'he following engrossed bills were read a third time:

S. 52. An act increasing the salary of the district judge of the United States for the district of New Hampshire.

S. 328. An act for the relief of Seneca G. Simmons.

Resolved, That the said bills pass, and that their respective 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 Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed two enrolled bills, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The President pro tempore signed the two enrolled bills (H. R. 139, 142) yesterday reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee to be presented to the President of the United States.

The bill (S. 191) to provide for a tri-monthly mail from New Orleans to Vera Cruz, via Tampico, and back, in steam-vessels, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and, having been amended, it was reported to the Senate.

On the question to agree to the following amendment: Section one, line twelve, strike out the words “to war purposes:"

Yeas...

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

Messrs. Adams, Bayard, Borland, Bradbury, Brodhead, Brooke, Cass, Chase, Clarke, Davis, Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Fish, Geyer, Hunter, Jones of Iowa, King, Mallory, Mason, Miller, Sumner, Underwood, Wade, Walker.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Atchison, Badger, Clemens, Dawson, Douglas, Downs, Foot, Gwin, Hale, Hamlin, Jones of Tennessee, Morton, Norris, Pratt, Rusk, Sebastian, Seward, Smith, Soulé, Spruance.

The residue of the amendments made as in Committee of the Whole were concurred in. Ordered, That the bill be engrossed, and read a third time.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1852.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, information relative to the expediency of repealing or modifying the act of June 30, 1831, concerning tonnage duty on Spanish vessels trading between the United States and the islands of Cuba and Porto Rico; which was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Commerce, and printed.

Mr. Hale presented a petition of citizens of Hillsborough county, New Hampshire, 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. Shields presented a petition of citizens of Hancock county, Illinois, 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. Shields presented a petition of citizens of Illinois, remonstrating against the extension of Parker's patent for improvements in reaction waterwheels; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Felch submitted documents in relation to the claim of Christopher Knowlton to a pension for services in the last war with Great Britain; which were referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Dawson presented a resolution of the legislature of the Territory of New Mexico, instructing their delegate in Congress to procure the enactment of a law authorizing two regiments to be raised for the defence of that Territory, and the establishment of arsenals therein ; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Rusk presented the memorial of John W. Phillips, praying indemnity for a vessel destroyed by the United States troops in the late war with Mexico; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Fish presented three petitions of citizens of Buffalo, New York, praying the enactment of a law providing for reciprocal trade with Canada; which were referred to the Committee on Finance.

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

Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, presented the memorial of D. M. Smith, praying to be allowed the privilege of selecting pine timber lands for educational purposes, on certain conditions; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Mallory presented the petition of Charles G. Merchant, an officer of the army, praying the settlement of his accounts in the commissary department on just and equitable principles ; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, presented a memorial of citizens of Lee county, Iowa, praying the appointment of a commissioner to settle claims to land in the Sac and Fox half-breed reservation in that State; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary:

Mr. Soulé presented resolutions of the legislature of Louisiana, in favor of the construction of harbors and the placing of buoys, &c., on the mail route from Mobile to New Orleans; which were referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

On motion by Mr. Brodhead, Ordered, That a member be added to the Committee of Claims, to be appointed by the President pro tempore; and Mr. Adams was appointed.

is submitted the following resolution for consideration: Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be authorized to employ clerk.

Mr. Foot, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Eliza Ann Ellison, submitted an adverse report.

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to whom was referred a petition of Asa Whitney, reported a bill (S. 334) to set apart and sell a portion of the public lands for the construction of certain railroads to the Pacific ocean ; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported a bill (S. 335) to authorize the sale of the reserved cedar lands in Clarke county, Alabama; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Thomas J. Page, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 336) for his relief; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Shields, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in & bill (S. 337) for the relief of Thomas Flanagan; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Felch, agrecably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 338) to grant pre-emption rights to certain settlers on an island called the Grand Cheniere, in the southwestern land district in Louisiana, and for other purposes; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Rhett, by unanimous consent, asked and obtained leave to bring in a joint resolution (S. R. 29) authorizing the President of the United States and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to grant the use of the books in the library of Congress to the justices of the circuit and criminal courts of the United States for the District of Columbia ; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Library.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted the 30th March, by Mr. Chase, in relation to the salaries of the district judges of the United States; and

The resolution was agreed to.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted yesterday, by Mr. Borland, in relation to the naval expedition to the Indian ocean and the coasts of Japan ; and the resolution having been amended, On motion by Mr. Shields that it lie on the table,

17 1 Yeas.

, 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. Badger, Brooke, Clarke, Cooper, Dawson, Fish, Foot, Gwin, Hale, Mangum, Miller, Morton, Seward, Smith, Underwood, Upham, Weller.

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Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Adams, Bayard, Borland, Bradbury, Brodhead, Cass, Chase, Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Douglas, Downs, Felch, Hamlin, Jones of Iowa, Jones of Tennessee, King, Mallory, Norris, Rusk, Sebastian, Shields, Spruance, Sumner, Walker.

On motion by Mr. Gwin, Ordered, That the further consideration of the resolution be postponed until to-morrow.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a bill (H. R. 226) entitled “ An act to amend an act entitled 'An act providing for the sale of certain lands in the States of Ohio and Michigan, ceded by the Wyandot tribe of Indians, and for other purposes,' approved on the third day of March, 1843;" in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill last mentioned (H. R. 226) was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Public Lands. The following engrossed bills were read the third time: S. 191. An act to provide for a tri-monthly mail from New Orleans to Vera Cruz, via Tampico, and back, in steam-vessels.

S. 333. An act to change the name of Joseph Lewis Breese, a midshipman in the navy of the United States.

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.

After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1852. .

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Ordered, That the execution of the order of the Senate, assigning Friday of each week for the consideration of private claims, be suspended until 1 o'clock this day.

Mr. Clarke presented a petition of citizens of Providence, Rhode Island, praying that beacons and buoys may be placed in Providence river and Narragansett bay, and that the location of the light-house on Nayatt Point may be changed; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Cooper presented the memorial of Harriet Ward, praying that her pension may be made to extend back to the time of her husband's death ; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Cooper presented a memorial of citizens of Washington county, Pennsylvania, praying that the transportation of the mail on Sunday may be prohibited by law; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Cooper presented the petition of Miron R. Peak, praying remuneration for losses incurred in consequence of a violation of his contracts for furnishing granite for the dry-dock at Brooklyn; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Cooper presented a memorial of citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, praying a modification of the bounty land law; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Seward presented the memorial of the heir of Ebenezer Sage, praying indemnity for French spoliations prior to 1800. Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Rusk submitted additional documents relating to the petition of James Harrington ; which were referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion.by Mr. Hamlin, Ordered, That the petition of Lydia Lord, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Cooper submitted the following resolution for consideration :

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Navy be requested to communicate to the Senate a copy of the report of the engineer-in-chief, in relation to the qualities of the several species of coal now used by the navy, together with the cost of the several kinds per ton, delivered at the different ports in the Chinese seas; also how, in what manner, and with what kind of coal the

navy is at present supplied, the quantity of each kind furnished, and at what price per ton.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be directed to inform the Senate whether any charges have been placed in his hands by an officer in the United States army, against the present commissioner appointed to run and mark the boundary line between the United States and the republic of Mexico; and if so, to transmit a copy thereof, together with all papers connected therewith, to the Senate.

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Public Buildings, who were in: structed, by a resolution of the Senate of the 16th March last, to make an examination of the work executed on the extension of the Capitol, sub mitted a report, (No. 163) which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the memorial of Harriet De la Palm Baker, submitted an adverse report.

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of citizens of Cayuga county, New York, in behalf of Phebe Morris, submitted an adverse report.

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Public Buildings, to whom was referred the resolution of the Senate (S. R. 17) to authorize the continuance of the work upon the two wings of the Capitol, with the amendment of the House of Representatives thereto, reported thereon.

Mr. Underwood, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 133) granting lands and the right of way to the States of Indiana and Illinois, in aid of the construction of a railroad from a point on the Ohio river opposite to Louisville, in Kentucky, to a point on the Mississippi river opposite to St. Louis, in Missouri, reported it with an amendment.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 338) to grant pre-emption rights to certain settlers on an island called the Grand Cheniere, in the southwestern land district, in Louisiana, and for other purposes, reported it without amendment.

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