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Ordered, That the report be printed.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom tho subject was referred, reported a bill (S. 362) to grant the right of way to the St. Genevieve Iron Mountain and Pilot Knob Plank Road Company; which was reall, and passed to the second reading.

The bill last mentioned (S. 362) was read the second time, by unanimous consent, 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. Mr. Hunter, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 363) appropriating land scrip in full and final satisfaction of Virginia military bounty land warrants; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Morton, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 364) to authorize the sale of reserved lands, and for other purposes; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Borland was, on his motion, excused from serving on the Committee on Printing

On motion by Mr. Gwin, Ordered, That the President pro tempore appoint a member to fill the vacancy in the committee; and,

Mr. Rusk was appointed.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a bill (H. R. 136) entitled "An act for the relief of the legal representatives of James C. Watson, of Georgia," in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

They have agreed to the first and disagreed to the second amendment of the Senate to their amendment to the joint resolution (S. R. 17) to authorize the continuance of the work upon the two wings of the Capitol.

The bill (H. R. 136) this day received for concurrenee from the House of Representatives was read the first and second times by unanimous conxot.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. The following engrossed bills were severally read the third time: S. 227. An act for the relief of Frances E. Baden. S. 248. An act for the relief of Anna Norton and Louis Foskit. Resolved, That they pass, and that their titles, respectively, be 25 aforesaid.

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

On motion by Mr. Bradbury that the Senate proceed to the considera tion of the bill (S. 64) to provide for the ascertainment and satisfaction of claims of American citizens for spoliations committed by the French prior to the 31st day of July, 1801;

Yeas

23 It was determined in the affirmative,

19

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

Messrs. Badger, Bayard, Bradbury, Clarke, Davis, Dodge of lowa, Downs, Fish, Hale, Ilamlin, James, Jones of Iowa, Mallory, Miller, Norris, Pratt, Rusk, Sebastian, Seward, Smith, Spruance, Sumner, Wade.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Adams, Atchison, Borland, Brodhead, Brooke, Cass, Clemente, Dawson, Dodge of Wisconsin, Douglas, Felch, Geyer, Gwin, Hunter, King, Mangum, Morton, Underwood, Walker.

Whereupon,

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the said bill; and having been amended, and a further anendinent being proposed by Mr. Borland, A debate arose ; and,

On motion by Mr. Mangim, The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, April 13, 1852.

'The Senate proceeded to consider their amendment disagreed to by the House of Representatives to the amendment of the House to the resolo tion (S. 17) to authorize the continuance of the work upon the two wings of the Capitol.

On motion by Mr. Huiter that the Senate recede from their amendrent ;

1 Yeas

30

16 On motion by Mr. Brodhead, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Atchison, Badger, Bayard, Bell

, Berrien, Bradbury, Clarke, Clemens, Cooper, Davis, Dawson, Douglas, Felch, Fish, Geyer, Gwin, Hamlin, Hunter, King, Mangum, Miller, Morton, Sebastian, Seward, Shields, Smith, Spruance, Stockton, Underwood, Upham.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Adams, Borlanı, Brodhead, Cass, Chase, Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Hale, James, Jones of Iowa, Norris, Rusk, Sumner, Wade, Walker, Weller.

So it was

Resolved, That the Senate recede from their amendment disagreed to by the House of Representatives to the amendment of the House to the joint resolution (S. R. 17) to authorize the continuance of the work upon the two wings of the Capitol.

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

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a petition of Thomas G. Clinton, praying that the reasons which influenced the chief examiner of the Patent Office to grant E. S. Renwick a patent in 1850 for an inven

tion identical with one for which a patent was refused William Wheeler in 1847 and 1848 be required of the Patent Office; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

On motion by Mr. Rusk, Ordered, That the petition of Isaac Houston, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of T. P. McBlair, submitted a report, (No. 182) accompanied by a bill (S. 365) for the relief of Purser T. P. McBlair.

The bill was read, and passed to a second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed. Agreeably to notice, Mr. Hale asked and obtained leave to bring in a joint resolution (S. R. 30) to make an equitable allowance to certain mechanics and laborers who have been employed on the extension of the Capitol; which was read, and passed to a second reading.

The engrossed bill (S. 362) to grant the right of way to the St. Genevieve Iron Mountain and Pilot Knob Plank Road Company, 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 House of Representatives therein.

Mr. Badger reported from the committee that they had examined and found truly enrolleł the joint resolution (S. R. 17) to authorize the continuance of the work upon the two wings of the Capitol.

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

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

The President pro tempore signed the enrolled resolution (S. R. 17) last reported to have been examined, and it was delivered to the committee to be presented to the President of the United States.

Mr. Hunter presented the petition of Susan Campbell, praying a pension for the services of her husband, William Campbell, in the revolutionary war; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

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

On motion by Mr. Cooper, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to Wednesday, the 21st instant, and be the order of the day.

On motion by Mr. Ilunter, The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1852.

Mr. Gwio presented a petition of importing merchants of San Irancisco, praying the remission of duties on merchandise stored in the gov crnment warehouses in that city, and injured or destroyed by a land slide; which was reíerred to the Coinmittee on Finance.

Mr. Wade presented a petition of assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in Ohio, praying additional compensation.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Seward presented the petition of Ebenezer G. Atwater, praying to be allowed a pension for a disability incurred in firing a salute in honor of the President of the United States and some members of the cabinet present at the opening of the New York and Erie railroad; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Clarke presented a petition of inhabitants of Coventry, Rhode Island, praying the establishment of a mail route from Washington village to Rice city; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Davis presented a petition of members of the bar of Boston, praying that the salary of the United States district judge for that district may be increased.

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

Mr. Walker presented a petition of citizens of De Witt county, Illinois, praying that the public domain may be granted, in limited quantities, to actual settlers not possessed of other lands; which was referred to tie Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Sumner presented a petition of citizens of South Scituate, Massachusetts, praying that the law abolishing flogging in the navy may not be repealed; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Geyer presented the petition of the legal representatives of Jacques Clamorgan, praying the confirmation of a grant of land to said Clamorgan by the Spanish authorities, in 1797 ; which was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Smith presented a petition of citizens of Norwalk, Connecticut, praying an extension of Woodworth’s patent for a planing machine ; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Underwood submitted additional documents relating to the claim of William Money; which were referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be instructed to report to the Senate such information as he may be able to furnish—first, in regard to the character and amount of discriminating duties exacted on the tonnage of the United States entering the ports of Cuba or Porto Rico, in the dominions of Spain, at the time and also subsequent to the passage of the act of Congress approved July 13, 1832; and, second, the character and amount of similar discriminating duties exacted at the time of the passage, and subsequent thereto, of the act of Congress approved June 30, 1834.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, reported from the committee that they presented to the President of the United States, the 13th instant, the following enrolled bill and joint resolution:

S. 54. An act for the relief of Theodore Offut.

S. R. 17. Joint resolution to authorize the continuance of the work upon the two wings of the Capitol.

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

Mr. President : The President of the United States this day approved and signed the following act and joint resolution :

S. 54. An act for the relief of Theodore Offut;

S. R. 17. Joint resolution to authorize the continuance of the work upon the two wings of the Capitol.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the llouse of Representatives thereof. A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Forney, their 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 pro tempore signed the enrolled bill (S. 19) to extend tho time for selecting lands granted to the State of Wisconsin for saline purposes, and it was delivered to the committee to be presented to the President of the United States.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 2) to grant to the State of Ohio the unsold and unappropriated public lands remaining in that State; and the reported amendment having been agreed to, the bill was reported to the Senate, and the amend. ments were concurred in. On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed, and read a third time?

Yeas -

23 It was determined in the affirmative,

13 On motion by Mr. Hunter, The

yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the senators present, 'Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Adams, Atchison, Borland, Cass, Chase, Clemens, Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Douglas, Downs, Felch, Geyer, Gwin, Hale, Hamlin, James, Jones of Iowa, King, Mallory, Rusk, Sebastian, Seward, Shields, Smith, Stockton, Sumner, Wade, Walker.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Badger, Berrien, Bradbury, Brodhead, Clarke, Davis, Dawson, Hunter, Mangum, Norris, Spruance, Underwood, Upham.

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

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 64) to provide for the ascertainment and satisfaction of claims of American citizens for spoliations committed by the French previous to the 31st day of July, 1801 ; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Mangum, The Senate adjourned.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1852.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Interior, communicating, in answer to a resolution of the Senate, a report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, relative to debts contracted by Indian agents in California ; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Gwin,
Ordered, That it lie on the table, and be printed.

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