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The Senate proceeded to consider the motion submitted by Mr. Cooper, to reconsider the vote on the third reading of the bill (H. R. 141) for the benefit of the Carmelite Nunnery, of Baltimore; and,

On motion by Mr. Rusk, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until to

The resolution submitted yesterday by Mr. Downs, to authorize the Committee on the Judiciary to employ a clerk, was read the second time, and considered 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 resolution was read the third time.
Resolved, That it pass.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 331) to grant to certain settlers on the Menomonee purchase, north of Fox river, in the State of Wisconsin, the right of pre-emption; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it be engrossed, and read a third time.
The said bill was read the third time, by unanimous consent.
Resolved, That it pass, and that the title thereof 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 House of Representatives have passed bills of the following titles, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate:

H. R. 217. An act to legalize certain entries of public land made in the State of Florida.

H. R. 231. An act for the relief of James W. Campbell, of Pike county, Missouri.

The bills H. R. 217 and H. R. 231, this day received from the House of Representatives for concurrence, were severally read the first and second times, by unanimous consent.

Ordered, That they be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 156) for the relief of John W. Simonton; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Bayard,
Ordered, That the bill be postponed indefinitely.

On motion by Mr. Mangum,
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourn, it be to Monday next.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, APRIL 5, 1852. The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Interior, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, information as to the amount due the St. Regis Indians under the treaty between the United States and the New York Indians; which was read.

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

Mr. Podge, of Wisconsin, presented a resolution of the legislature of Wisconsin, in relation to the improvement of the Sault de Ste. Marie; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, presented a petition of citizens of Iowa and Lafayette counties, Wisconsin, praying the establishment of a mail route from Mineral Point to Sheellsburg; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Fish presented the petition of Edwin Lord and Francis Bacon, praying to be released from judgments obtained against them by the United States on duty bonds for goods imported prior to 1839; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Fish presented the petition of the heirs-at-law of William Beaumont, praying to be allowed for depreciation on commutation certificates issued for revolutionary services; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Davis presented a resolution of the legislature of Massachusetts, in favor of an appropriation for the preservation of the harbor of Cape Cod; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, presented a memorial of citizens of Memphis, Tennessee, praying a grant to the corporate authorities of Memphis of the United States arsenal and grounds at that place, to be used as an asylum for destitute widows and orphans; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Weller presented a resolution of the legislature of California, in favor of an appropriation for the purpose of turning San Diego river into False bay.

Ordered, That it lie on the table, and be printed.

Mr. Mallory presented a memorial of Walker Anderson, late a member of the legislature of Florida, in relation to the election of the honorable S. R. Mallory as senator from that State ; which was referred to the Select Committee appointed on the subject.

Mr. Mallory presented a petition of citizens of Florida, praying that other lands may be granted in lieu of sixteenth sections covered by Spanish grants, or of such as may be valueless; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Douglas presented resolutions adopted at a meeting of citizens of Upper Alton, Illinois

, in favor of a provision by law for the settlement of the Territory of Nebraska; which were referred to the Committee on Territories.

Mr. Douglas presented a resolution of the legislature of the Territory of New Mexico, in favor of the reservation of timber and salt lakes, springs or mines, for the common use of the people; which was referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Davis presented a petition of merchants, ship-owners, and others, of New York, and a petition of merchants, ship-owners, and others, of Boston, Massachusetts, praying that government steam-vessels may be prohibited by law from carrying freight and passengers for hire; which were referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Morton presented a petition of citizens of Franklin county and its vicinity, Florida, praying that other lands may be granted in lieu of sixteenth sections covered by Spanish grants, or such as may be valueless; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Pratt submitted additional documents in relation to the claim of Lucie A. Garner; which were referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Felch presented documents in relation to the claim of Sylvanus Culver, heir of Samuel Pearson, to a patent for land for which a warrant was issued to said Pearson, and lost or mislaid, but never patented; which were referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of granting arrears of pension to David Linn, late a soldier in Captain Hawkins's company of the fourth regiment of United States infantry.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads inquire into the expediency of establishing a mail route from Desarc, on White river, to Searcy, in White county, in the State of Arkansas.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to inform the Senate: 1st. Whether any contracts have been made under the appropriation made at the last Congress for the construction of light-houses on the Pacific coast. 2d. If contracts have been made, to transmit copies thereof to the Senate. 3d. What progress, if any, has been made in the construction of said light-houses.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of increasing the salary of the United States district judge for the district of Vermont.

Mr. Norris submitted the following resolution for consideration :

Resolved, That Friday next, and every succeeding third Friday thereafter, shall be devoted to the consideration of such private bills upon the calendar as shall not give rise to debate; and whenever debate shall arise upon a bill, or any senator shall express a desire to debate the same, it shall go over to the following Friday.

On motion by Mr. Jones, of Iowa, that the petition of Henry M. Rice be printed,

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Printing.

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of Benjamin H. Mooers, for himself and the other heirs of Benjamin Mooers, submitted a report, (No. 164) accompanied by a bill (S. 339) for the relief of the heirs of Benjamin Mooers, deceased, late a lieutenant in Colonel Hazen's regiment of the revolutionary army.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed. Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Benjamin Ellis, submitted an adverse report.

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of Caleb Dustin, submitted an adverse report.

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred a bill (S. 314) for the relief of James Jones, reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the bill last mentioned (S. 314) 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 bill from the Senate (S. 54) for the relief of Theodore Offut.

They have passed bills with the following titles, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate:

H. R. 150. An act for the relief of Robert Nelson.

H. R. 151. An act for the relief of the heirs of William McFarland, deceased.

H. R. 153. An act for the relief of the heirs of Semoice, a friendly Creek Indian.

H. R. 154. An act for the relief of Ira Baldwin.
H. R. 158. An act for the relief of Sergeant Leonard Skinner.
H. R. 160. An act for the relief of the heirs of Jeremiah Wingate.
H. R. 164. An act for the relief of James A. Fawns.

H. R. 166. An act for the relief of Monmouth B. Hart, Joel Kelly, and William Close, sureties of the late Benjamin F. Hart, a purser in the United States navy.

H. R. 167. An act for the relief of Isaac Cobb.
H. R. 169. An act for the relief of Catharine Clark.
H. R. 170. An act for the relief of Jacob Shade, jr.
H. R. 171. An act for the relief of Thomas P. Dudley.
H. R. 172. An act for the relief of George Cassidy.
H. R. 173. An act for the relief of John Hazen.
H. R. 174. An act for the relief of William Dwelley.
H. R. 176. An act for the relief of David Murphy.
H. R. 180. An act for the relief of Jonas D. Platt.

H. R. 181. An act to increase the pension of Henry Click, of Cocke county, Tennessee.

H. R. 184. An act for the relief of B. B. Bennett.
H. R. 185. An act for the relief of Maurice K. Simons.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the resolution (S. R. 13) reaffirming the doctrine of non-intervention.

On motion by Mr. Bell, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until tomorrow.

The 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 the members of the House of Representatives, and to provide for their future apportionment among the several States, approved 231 May, 1850, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Underwood, The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1852.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Navy, made in compliance with a résolution of the Senate, in relation to the expediency of a reconnaissance of the routes of navigation in the Northern seas, and in the China and Japan seas; which was read.

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

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of War, made in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, as to the necessity of establishing suitable depots for the preservation of gunpowder belonging to the United States; which was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a petition of citizens of Dallas county, Alabama, against an extension of Woodworth's patent for a planing-machine; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Rhett presented the petition of John W. Stuckey, assistant marshal for taking the seventh census in Sumter district, South Carolina, praying additional compensation; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Borland presented a petition of citizens of Clark county, Arkansas, remonstrating against an extension of Woodworth's patent for a planingmachine; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Douglas presented the memorial of Henry O’Rielly, proposing to establish a line of telegraphs from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean; which was referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Wade presented a petition of residents of Ohio, praying the enactment of such laws as will authorize the erection of bridges over the Ohio and other navigable rivers; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, presented the petition of Absalom Kyle and William C. Kyle, praying that they may be paid for transporting the mail in conformity with their contract; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Seward presented the petition of J. H. Jones, praying that land may be granted to settlers on the Menomonee purchase who are not possessed of other land; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be requested to furnish to the Senate all information in the office of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs showing the names and number of claimants of the liquidated balance of indemnity due friendly Creek Indians for losses in the Creek war of 1812, and the amounts respectively due to them.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary inquire into the pro

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