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priety of increasing the salary of the judge of the district court of the United States for the State of South Carolina.

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—first, whether the Indian commissioners or agents in the State of California in their negotiations have contracted any debts for which the government is liable, and if so, the amount thereof; second, whether any drafts drawn by said commissioners or agents have been protested by the department, and if so, the amount.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Indian Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making provision for the amicable arrangement with the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of all questions arising under the treaty, with them of 1836, relative to the continued occupancy of the lands received of them, and the consideration to be paid for such cession; and also as to the expediency of making an appropriation to enable the proper department to consummate such measures as may be necessary

for their permanent settlement in the country where they now reside.

On motion by Mr. Shields, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of Russell and Jones, surviving partners of Brown, Russell and Co., and that it be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 135) for the relief of Charles S. Mathews, Charles Wood, and James Hall, reported it with an amendment.

Mr. Bayard, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill (S. 48) for the relief of John Devlin, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Brodhead, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of John McAvoy, submitted a report, (No. 165) accompanied by a bill (S. 340) for his relief.

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

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Nathan Weston, submitted a report, (No. 166) accompanied by a bill (S. 341) for the relief of Nathan Weston, jr., late additional paymaster in the United States army.

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

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Richard W. Bouton, submitted a report, (No. 167) accompanied by a bill (S. 342) for the relief of Richard W. Bouton, George Wright, and the widow of Marvin W. Fisher.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed. Mr. Badger, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 343) to amend and extend the provisions of an act, approved July 29, 1846, entitled "An act in relation to the payment of claims;" which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Badger, Ordered, That the bill be printed. Mr. Borland, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 344) to establish mail lines on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers ; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

A message from the President of the United States, by Mr. M. P. Fillmore, his secretary :

Mr. President : The President of the United States approved and signed, the 2d instant, the enrolled bill (S. 78) entitled "An act amendatory of the act entitled 'An act to provide for holding the courts of the United States in case of the sickness or other disability of the judges of the district courts,' approved July 29, 1850.”

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof. The engrossed bill (S. 314) for the relief of James Jones, was read a third time.

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

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

The bills yesterday received for concurrence, from the House of Representatives, were read the first and second times, by unanimous consent.

Ordered, That the bills numbered 150, 151, 153, 154, and 160, be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims; that the bill numbered 158 be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs; that the bills numbered 164 and 166 be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs; and that the bills numbered 167, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 176, 180, 181, 184, 185, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

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

On motion by Mr. Bell, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to Tuesday next.

After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1852.

Mr. Hale presented two petitions of inhabitants of Pennsylvania, praying the repeal of the law for the delivery of fugitives from service or labor.

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

Mr. Weller presented a petition of citizens of Fayette county, Indiana, praying that the public lands may be granted in limited quantities to actual settlers not possessed of other lands; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Weller presented five petitions of residents of San Francisco, California, praying the remission and refunding of duties on foreign merchandise destroyed by the great fires in that city in the years 1850 and 1851; which were referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Sebastian presented the petition of William Moss and Matthew Moss, praying that, in consideration of a mistake in their proposals for carrying the mail

, they may receive some additional compensation; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Bradbury presented resolutions of the legislature of Maine, recommending that the assistance of the government be extended to the European and North American railway.

Ordered, That they be printed.

Mr. Cass presented two petitions of citizens of Detroit, Michigan, remonstrating against the further extension of Woodworth's patent for a planing-machine; which were referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

On motion by Mr. Fitch, Ordered, That the communication from the Secretary of War, in relation to the establishment of depots for the preservation of gunpowder, be printed for the use of the Senate.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Navy be directed to communicate to the Senate a copy of the report of Engineer Ellis of his test of coals made at the navy-yard in Washington, in May and June, in the year 1851.

On motion by Mr. Felch, Ordered, That the Committee on Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of Johnston Lykens, from the further consideration of the petition of J. H. Jones, and from the further consideration of the petition of Hannah Dutton.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 291) for the relief of James W. Campbell, of Pike county, Missouri, reported the same without amendment.

On motion by Mr. Felch, Ordered, That the report accompanying the bill last mentioned be printed.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 226) 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 3d March, 1813, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 92) for the relief of James Lewis, reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the bill last mentioned, 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 said bill was read the third time.
Resolved, That this bill pass.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

Mr. Norris, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Ofice, to whom was referred the petition of Gideon Hotchkiss, subunitted a report, (No. 168) accompanied by a bill (S. 345) for his relief.

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 Eliza M. Evans, submitted a report (No. 169) accompanied by a bill (S. 346) for the further relief of the legal representatives of Anthony W. White.

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

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 207) to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1852, reported the same with amendments; which were ordered to be printed.

Mr. Brodhead, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Brevet Major H.,L. Kendrick, submitted a report, (No. 170) accompanied by a bill (S. 347) for his relief.

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

Mr. Brodhead, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of John Tucker, submitted a report, (No. 171) accompanied by a bill (S. 348) for his relief. 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 petition of inhabitants of the city and county of Washington, presented the 29th of March, reported a bill (S. 349) to prevent malicious mischief and protect property in the District of Columbia ; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred a message of the President of the United States, of the 26th of March, re. ported a bill (S. 350) in addition to the several acts for the punishment of erimes against the United States; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Brodhead, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of J. Boyd, of Louisiana, submitted a report, (No. 172) accompanied by a bill (S. 351) for his relief.

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

Mr. Clemens, by unanimous consent, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 352) to establish the subdivisional lines and corners of certain fractional sections in the southern surveying district of the State of Alabama; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands, with the accompanying documents.

Mr. Bradbury, by unanimous consent, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 353) to extend the benefits of an act entitled "An act to estab. lish a uniform rule of naturalization, and to repeal the acts heretofore passed on that subject,” to the wives and children of citizens; which was read the

first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Badger reported from the committee, that they had examined and found truly enrolled the bill (S. 54) for the relief of Theodore Offut.

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

Afr. President: The House of Representatives have passed the bill from the Senate (S. 19) to extend the time for selecting lands granted to the State of Wisconsin for saline purposes.

The President of the United States has approved and signed the following bills :

H. R. 139. In 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.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of 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 May 23, 1850; and, After debate,

On motion, 'The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, April 8, 1852.

Mr. Cooper presented the petition of E. Leutze, praying that bo may be employed to execute two paintings representing national subjects, to be placed in the Executive mansion or the Capitol; which was referred to the Committee on the Library.

Mr. Fish presented the petition of Elizabeth Marsh, only child of Liedtenant Jonathan Metcalf, of the army of the Revolution, praying for the allowance of half-pay, under the act of August 24, 1780; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Dawson presented the memorial of John D. Stell, in behalf of the widow and children of his brother Thomas J. Stell, praying remuneration for losses during the Creek war in 1836; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Morton presented the memorial of Joseph M. Ilernandez, in behalf of the claimants to indemnity under the 9th article of the treaty with Spain of February 22, 1819, praying Congress to authorize an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States, or to make provision for the equitable settlement of their claims; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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

Resolurd, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be instructed to inqnire

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