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On motion by Mr. Butler, Ordered, That William Rall have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

Mr. Davis submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to complete the set of statutes of the United States in use in the Senate, its offices, and committee rooms, by adding thereto the ninth volume.

Mr. Shields submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed by the chair, to wait upon Louis Kossuth, governor of Hungary, and introduce him to the Senate.

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

On motion by Mr. Seward, Ordered, That the petition of residents of Niagara county, New York, in behalf of Stephen Warren, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Morton, Ordered, That the petition of William D. Acken and Julia Acken, representatives of William Yool, on the files on the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Shields, Ordered, That the memorial of Thomas M. Hope, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Chase, Ordered, That the memorial of the late and present land officers at Defiance, Ohio, presented the 4th instant, be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Hale, the 4th instant, in relation to any violations of the law of the United States abolishing flogging in the navy; and,

On motion by Mr. Hale, Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Gwin, the 4th instant, in relation to a communication from the American chargé d'affaires at Sardinia, on the subject of a ship channel to unite the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans; and the resolution was agreed to.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Hale, the 4th instant, in relation to the appointment of chaplains; and the resolution was agreed to.

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

The joint resolution (S. R. 3) explanatory of the act approved September 28, 1850, entitled “ An act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have engaged in the military service of the United States," was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Underwood,
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The bill (S. 5) to authorize and direct the payment of certain moneys into the treasury of the State of California, which were collected in the ports of said State as a revenue upon imports since the ratification of the treaty of peace between the United States and the Republic of Mexico, and prior to the admission of said State into the Union, was read the second time.

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

The bill (S. 6) to establish a branch of the mint of the United States in California, was read the second time.

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

The bill (S. 7) to provide for the survey of the public lands in California, the granting of donation privileges therein, and for other purposes, was read the second time.

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

The bill (S. 8) to create a board of comissioners for the examination and payment of claims against the United States, growing out of the conquest of California, was read the second time.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Agreeably to notice, Mr. Walker asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 11) to cede the public lands of the United States to the States respectively, in which they are situated, on condition that the said States shall severally grant and convey the said lands to actual occupants only, in limited quantities, for cost of survey, transfer and title muniments merely; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Walker asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 12) granting to the State of Wisconsin the right of way, and a donation of public land for the purpose of locating and constructing a railroad from Milwaukie to Prairie La Crasse, in Wisconsin ; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Walker asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 13) granting to the State of Wisconsin the right of way and a donation of public lands for the purpose of locating and constructing a railroad from Fond du Lac to Jonesville in said State ; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward asked and obtained leave to bring in a joint resolution (S. R. 4) of welcome to Louis Kossuth; which was read and passed to the second reading.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Clemens asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 14) granting to the State of Alabama the right of way and a donation of public lands for making a railroad from Selma to the Tennessee river; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Clemens asked and obtained leave to bring in a joint resolution (S. R. 5) authorizing the President of the United States to confer the title of lieutenant-general, by brevet, for eminent services; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Chase,

Ordered, That the bill (S. 2) to grant to the State of Ohio the unsold and unappropriated lands remaining in that State, be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The bill (S. 4) granting the right of way to the Florida, Atlantic and Gulf Central Railroad Company through the public lands of the United States, and appropriating lands to the State of Florida, in aid of the construction of railroads and branches, was read the second time.

Ordered. That it be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The bill (S. 3) granting the right of way to the State of Missouri, and a portion of the public lands to aid in the construction of a railroad from Hannibal to St. Joseph, in said State, was read the second time.

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

The bill (S. 9) to grant to the State of Missouri the right of way and a portion of the public lands for the purpose of aiding in making a railroad from St. Louis to the western limits of said State, was read the second time.

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

The bill (S. 10) granting the right of way and making a grant of land to the States of Florida and Alabama, in aid of the construction of a railroad from the waters of the Pensacola bay, in Florida, to Montgomery, in the State of Alabama, and for other purposes, was read the second time.

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill (S. 1) granting the right of way, and making a grant of land to the State of Iowa, in aid of the construction of a railroad in said State; and,

On motion by Mr. Jones,
Ordered. That it be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Gwin asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 15) to establish a navy-yard and depot in the Bay of San Francisco, in California ; which was read the first and second times, hy unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bright asked and obtained leave to bring in a resolution (S. 6) in relation to printing the returns of the seventh census; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Printing.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the resolution submitted by Jir. Foote, the 4th instant, in relation to the adjustment of the questions growing out of the institution of domestic slavery; and, After debate,

On motion by Vír. Atchison, The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1851.

The Honorable Sam. Houston from the State of Texas, attended.

Mr. Miller presented a memorial of the petty officers and crew of the United States' frigate Congress, off Monte Video, praying that they may be allowed to commute their rations; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Clarke presented the petition of Elizabeth Arnold, only daughter of Jonathan Pitcher, deceased, an officer of the navy during the revolutionary war, praying to be allowed a pension, which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Gwin presented the memorial of Ambrose W. Thompson, proposing to establish, with the approbation of Congress, a line of mail steamers between California and China ; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Clarke submitted documents relating to the claim of Samuel Crapin, a pensioner of the United States, to an increase of pension; which were referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Brodhead presented a memorial of volunteers in the last war with Great Britain, praying a further grant of bounty lands to the officers and soldiers of that war; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Brodhead presented a memorial of citizens of Northampton county, Pennsylvania, praying a further grant of bounty land to the officers and soldiers of the last war with Great Britain; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Brodhead presented a petition of citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, praying the enactment of a law to prohibit the introduction into the ports of the United States, of foreign convicts, felons and paupers; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Hamlin presented the petition of Leonard J. Thomas, praying that pensioners under the act of April 24, 1816, may be entitled to draw pensions from the date of the passage of said act; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, presented the memorial of Mary W. Thompson, widow of Alexander B. Thompson, deceased, late an officer in the army, praying to be allowed a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Badger presented the memorial of Joseph Gideon, praying compensation for services performed by him as an acting purser in the navy ; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Borland presented a petition of the late and present land officers at Clarksville, Arkansas, praying additional compensation for services in locating military bounty land warrants; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Seward presented the petition of George C. Paine and Polly Teall, heirs of Brinton Paine, deceased, an officer in the revolutionary war, praying to be allowed back-pay and a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr, Seward presented a memorial of a committee of the Industrial Congress of New York, praying that no change may be made in the existing bounty land laws tending to increase speculation in the public lands; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Bright presented the petition of Adam Hays, a pensioner of the United States, praying to be allowed arrears of pension ; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Underwood presented two petitions of citizens of Virginia and a petition of citizens of Mississippi, praying that the office of chaplain in the public service may be abolished; which were referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Felch presented the petition of Hiram Moore and John Hascall

, praying an extension of their patent for a harvesting machine; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Felch presented the petition of the register and receiver of the land office at Sault Ste. Marie, praying compensation for services in the entry of lands on military bounty land warrants; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Felch presented a memorial of citizens of Monroe county, Michigan, praying certain amendments to the law of July 7, 1838, for the better security of the lives of passengers on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Gwin presented a memorial of members of the bar and citizens of California, praying that the salary of the district judge for the northern district of California, may be increased; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Ordered, That it be printed.

Mr. Chase presented the memorial of James B. Moore, Josiah Lawrence and Henry H. Goodman, of Ohio, and John H. Diehl, of Pennsylvania, and their associates, proposing, with the aid of Government, to establish a regular line of mail steamers from California or Oregon to China ; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Stockton presented a petition of inhabitants of Newark, New Jersey, praying the adoption of measures to enable John S. Thrasher, a citizen of the United States, held in imprisonment by the Spanish authorities at Havana, in Cuba, to obtain a fair and legal trial before the proper court of justice upon the charges under which he was arrested and imprisoned; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Gwin presented the memorial of H. P. Dorsey, a citizen of California, praying to be indemnified for losses incurred in consequence of Indian depredations; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Butler presented the petition of Frances Moore, legal representative of John Voore, deceased, praying the payment of certain indents issued by the State of South Carolina in the revolutionary war; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion by Mr. Felch, Ordered, That the petition of Sidney A. Allcott, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Ordered, That the memorial of the trustees of the Mercer Monument Association, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on the Library.

On motion by Mr. Douglas, Ordered, That the petition of the executors of Henry Eckford, deceased, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Clains.

On motion by Mr. Rusk, Orlered, That the petition of John C. Hays, and the memorial of Robert Piatt, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Rusk, Ordered, That the petition of Robert Jemison and Benjamin Williamson, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

On motion by Mr. Rusk, Ordered, That the petition of Emily C. B. Thompson, widow of Charles Thompson, deceased, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

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