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29, 1846, entitled “An act in relation to the payment of claims," reported it with amendments.

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the memorial of Amos Kendall and John E. Kendall, submitted a report, (No. 190) accompanied by a bill (S. 379) for their relief.

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

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Sally J. Mathews, submitted a report, (No. 191) accompanied by a bill (S. 380) for her relief.

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

Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the petition of the heirs of Joseph Thompson, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 381) confirming the claim of the heirs of Joseph Thompson, senior, deceased, to a tract of land; which was read, and passed to the second reading

The bill (S. 381) 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. Shields, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom Fa3 referred the petition of James Harrington, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 382) for his relief; which was read, and passed to the second reading

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the memorial of F. M. Balster, submitted a report, (No. 192) accompanied by a bill (S. 383) to grant a pension to the widow and children of John Balster.

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

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported a bill (S. 384) to improve the efficiency of the army of the United States; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Shields also submitted a report (No. 195) on the subject.

Ordered, That the report be printed, and that two thousand copies thereof, in addition to the usual number, be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Dawson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom the memorials on the subject were referred, reported a resolution (S. R. 32) forwurplying arms to the Washington Yagers and the Washington Boone Rifiemen, in the District of Columbia ; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

The said resolution 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. Downs, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 385) providing for the issuing of patents for a certain class of confirmed private land claims in Louisiana ; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Downs, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 386) for the relief of Leonard Dyson, as assignee of Edward McLaughlin, and his legal representatives ; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Private Land claims.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Gwin asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 387) to grant the right of way through the public lands of the United States for the construction of certain railroads in the State of California; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Gwin asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 388) supplemental to the act approved March 3, 1851, to ascertain and settle the private land claims in the State of California; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Mr. Brodhead, agrecably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in bill (S. 389) for the relief of Mrs. Mary A. Davis, widow of Daniel W. Davis; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill (H. R. 207) to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1852; and sundry reported amendments having been agreed to, On motion by Mr. Badger that the Senate adjourn:

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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. Atchison, Badger, Bell, Berrien, Brooke, Cass, Clarke, Cooper, Davis, Dawson, Felch, Fish, Geyer, Hale, Mangum, Miller, Morton, Rusk, Sebastian, Seward, Shields, Smith, Spruance, Sumner, Upham.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Adams, Borland, Bradbury, Brodhead, Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Downs, Gwin, Hamlin, Hunter, James, Jones of Iowa, King, Norris, Underwood, Wade, Whitcomb.

So, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1852. The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Second Anditor of the Treasury, accompanied by copies of such accounts as have been rendered by persons charged with the disbursement or application of moneys, goods, or effects for the benefit of the Indians, for the two fiscal Fears ending, respectively, the 30th of June, 1850, and the 30th of June, 1851, with lists of the naines of all persons to whom goods, money, or effects have been delivered within the same periods; which was read.

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

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 use of the marine hospitals of the United States for other purposes than the relief of sick and disabled seaen; which was read.

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

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, relative to the disbursement of the appropriations made for locating life-boats on the coasts of the United States; which was read.

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

Mr. Adams presented a memorial of the assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in the northern district of Mississippi, praying additional compensation.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Morton presented a petition of mechanics, planters, merchants, and others, citizens of Florida, praying that a ship-of-war may be built at the Pensacola navy-yard; and that measures be taken to prepare that navy-yard for the construction, equipment and repair of all classes of vessels of war; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Sumner presented a petition of members of the legislature of Massachusetts, remonstrating against an extension of Woodworth's patent; which was referred to the Committee on latents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Cass presented a petition of citizens of Ottawa county, Michigan, praying the establishment of a mail route from Grandville to Holland; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, presented a petition of citizens of Memphis, Tennessee, praying that further aid may be extended to Collins's line of steamers.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Broadhead presented a resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Northern Liberties of Philadelphia, in favor of an appropriation to aid in the construction of the Sunbury and Erie railroad.

Ordered, That it lie on the table. Mr. Underwood subunitted an additional document in relation to the claim of William L. Meredith, heir of William Meredith ; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to report to the Senate the number of civil officers employed in the Territory of New Mexico while the same was under military government, by what authority they were appointed, their names, and the amount of salary allowed to each; how long they remained in office; what amount was paid to, and what is still due to each of them, and why the same is not paid to them out of the balance in the treasury belonging to the Mexican military contribution fund.

On motion by Mr. Walker, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of the children and heirs-atlaw of Nathaniel Leavitt, and that leave be granted to withdraw the petition.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom were referred the proceedings of a meeting of citizens of Illinois in favor of granting the right of pre-emption to settlers on the line of the Illinois central railroad, presented the 5th February, submitted an adverse report (No. 197:) whieb was ordered to be printed.

On motion by Mr. Felch,

Ordered, That the Committee on Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of John L. Sullivan.

On motion by Mr. Hamlin, Ordered, That the Committee on Commerce be discharged from the further consideration of memorials of citizens of Philadelphia, relating to a ship canal around the falls of the river St. Marys.

Mír. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the petition of James G. Bell, submitted an adverse report (No. 199;) which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the petition of Charles P. Colston, submitted an adverse report (No. 198 ;) which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom were referred resolutions of the legislature of Louisiana, reported a bill (S. 390) for the relief of the Pine Grove Academy; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Downs also submitted a report (No. 196) on the subject; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Clemens, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whoid were referred resolutions of the legislature of the State of Michigan, in relation to claims to lands of Joseph Sansfacon and others, reported a bill (S. 391) authorizing a certain class of private land claimants to file their claims with the register and receiver at Detroit, Michigan, for investiga tion; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Davis, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a joint resolution (S. R. 33) authorizing the closing of the accounts of certain officers of the army; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Geyer, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 392) to provide for the improvement of the navigation of the MisEissippi river, and the navigable waters leading into the same; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Bradbury, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 393) to incorporate the proprietors of the Washington cemetery; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

On motion by Mr. Underwood, Ordered, That the Committee on Public Lands be discharged from the farther consideration of the petition of George Morris, and that it be referred to the Committee of Claims.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 61) to provide for the repair and improvement of the dam at the head of Cumberland island, on the Ohio river; and,

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Uribe red, That it be referred to the Committee on Commerce. The following engrossed bill and engrossed joint resolution were read the

S. 381. An act confirming the claim of the heirs of Joseph Thompson, deceased, to a tract of land in Missouri.

third time :

S. R. 32. Resolution for supplying arms to the Washington Yagers and the Washington Boone Riflemen, in the District of Columbia.

Resolved, That they pass, and that the titles thereof, respectively, be as aforesaid.

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

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the joint resolution (S. R. 18) re-affirming the doctrine of non-intervention; and,

On motion by Mr. Ilunter, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and be the order of the day for, Wednesday, the 28th instant.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (H. R. 207) to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the 30th June, 1852.

The following reported amendment being under consideration :
After line 449, insert the following:

The sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid to and expended under the direction of the Attorney General of the United States, in procuring such copies or other evidences of the laws, decrees, or ordinances of the Spanish or Merican government relating to or affecting land claims in California or New Mexico, and also such copies or memorials of said claims as may be obtained from the records of the Mexican government, with all such other documentary and official evidence as the said Attorney General may deem necessary and proper, and may direct to be procured; and for the purpose of procuring the information aforesaid, the said Attorney General is hereby authorized to employ or appoint an agent, who is to act under the direction of, and to receive such compensation as the said Attorney General may allow and order : Provided, howerer, That the whole expense of agency of procuring books and documents, of transportation, and of translation, and everything connected with the work, ercept the printing, shall not exceed the sum herein appropriated :

A motion was made by Mr. Dawson, to amend the amendment by striking out the words "said Attorney General," where they occur in the second clause, and in lieu thereof inserting “President of the United States ;" and It was determined in the negative. Nays

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21 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. Atchison, Bayard, Bell, Brodhead, Brooke, Clemens, Dawson, Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Geyer, Hunter, Jones of Iowa, Jones of Tennessee, Mangum, Rusk, Spruance, Wade, Walker.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Adams, Badger, Borland, Cass, Clarke, Cooper, Davis, Douglas, Downs, Felch, Gwin, James, King, Miller, Morton, Pearce, Sebastian, Seward, Shields, Sumner, Whitcomb. After debate,

On motion by Mr. Miller, The Senate adjourned.

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