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MONDAY, JUNE 28, 1852. The following message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. M. P. Fillmore, his secretary: To the Senate of the United States :

I transmit here with a report from the Secretary of State, with the accompanying documents, in compliance with the Senate's resolution of the 3d instant.

MILLARD FILLMORE.
WASHINGTON, June 23, 1852.
The message was read.
Ordered, That it lie on the table, and be printed.

Mr. Fish presented a memorial of merchants and ship-masters of New York, praying an appropriation for the purchase of a suitable plot of ground in one of the large cemeteries near that city, for the use of seamen; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Walker presented a memorial of W. Patton and others, setting forth • the deleterious effects of the alanthus trees growing on the Capitol grounds, and praying the adoption of measures for their extirpation; which was referred to the Committee on Public Buildings.

Mr. Mason presented a memorial of the Alexandria and Washington Turnpike Company, praying the repair or reconstruction of the Potomac bridge on its present site; which was referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

Mr. Wade presented a petition of citizens of Braceville, Ohio, praying that the bill now pending before Congress, known as the homestead bill, may become a law; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Soulé presented the memorial of John L. Collins, praying remuneration for losses and damages sustained in consequence of his expulsion from Mexico; which was referred to the Select Committee appointed on the subject of claims against Mexico.

Mr. Soulé presented a memorial of importers of wines, brandies, &c., at New Orleans, praying an increase of the number of guagers at that port; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Downs presented the memorial of Andrew Hodge, junior, praying the enactment of a law authorizing an equitable arrangement with the eureties of William H. Kerr, late postmaster at New Orleans; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Dodge of Iowa presented three petitions of citizens of Iowa, praying that the bill now before Congress, known as the homestead bill, may become a law; which were referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Gwin presented the petition of William D. Porter, a lieutenant in the United States Navy, praying an appropriation for an exploration of the interior of Africa, by the way of the White Nile; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Bright presented a petition of citizens of Milford, Indiana, praying that the bill now before Congress, known as the homestead bill, may become a law; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

On motion by Mr. Stockton, Ordered, That the memorial of Evelina Porter, widow of Commodore David Porter, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Weller submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the charges preferred by Colonel J. McClellan, of the topographical corps, and others, against J. R. Bartlett, appointed commissioner to run and mark the boundary line between the United States and the republic of Mexico, be referred to a Select Comınittee of five for intestigation, with power, if necessary, to send for persons and papers.

. On motion by Mr. Clemens, Ordered, That the Committee on Private Land Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of the heirs of Pascal Detchmendy.

Mr. Bayard, from the Select Committee who were instructed by a resolution of the Senate to examine and report what alterations should be made in the plan of the publication of the returns of the seventh census as exemplified in relation to the State of Maryland, subinitted a report (No. 276 ;) which was ordered to be printed.

On motion by Mr. Cass, Ordered, That the report of the Secretary of War of May 5, respecting civil officers employed in Mexico while under military government, be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Felch, Ordered, That the Committee on Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Joseph Troskolawski, and that Jeave be given to withdraw the petition.

On motion by Mr. Felch, Ordered, That the Committee on Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of the following subjects:

Petition of residents of Hancock, Illinois, for a grant of land. Six petitions of citizens of Illinois for a grant of land to the Southern Mlinois railroad.

Three petitions of residents of Illinois, for the right of way and a donation of land, presented the 26th January.

Two petitions of citizens of Illinois, for the right of way and a donation of land, presented the 10th February.

Petition of the citizens of Davis county, Iowa, for a donation of land for a railroad, presented 12th February.

Documents respecting a railroad from Lafayette, presented February 3.

Petition of the president and directors of the Mississippi and Atlantic Railroad Company:

Memorial of citizens of Illinois, for a donation of land for a railroad, presented March 30.

Petition of citizens of Benton county, Alabama, for a grant of land, presented April 22.

Memorial of the Board of Internal Improvement of the State of Florida, presented December 10.

Petition of citizens of Arkansas for the right of way and a donation of land, presented March 31.

ruary 28.

Memorial of citizens of Iowa for a donation of land, presented FebMemorial of the legislature of Iowa, for a grant of land, presented March 3.

Memorial of the legislature of Iowa, for a grant of land, presented February 6.

Proceedings of a convention of delegates from fourteen counties in the State of Iowa, presented March 1.

Memorial of citizens of Iowa for a grant of land, presented March 1.

Memorial of a committee appointed at a meeting in Louisiana, for the grant of land and the right of way, presented February 5.

Petitions of citizens of Wisconsin for a grant of land, presented March 8.

Ten petitions of citizens of Wisconsin for a grant of land and the right of way, presented March 29.

Ten petitions of citizens of Wisconsin for a grant of land, presented March 29.

On motion by Mr. Atchison, Ordered, That the Committee on Indian Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the report of the Second Auditor, communicated the 21st of April, with copies of certain accounts, and that it be referred to the Committee on Printing.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the lill (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 Cross, in Wisconsin, reported the same without amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the bill last mentioned as in Conmittee of the Whole; and,

On inotion by Mr. Felch, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed indefinitely.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 419) granting public lands to the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, in aid of the construction of a railroad from Cincinnati to St. Louis, reported the same without amendment, and that it ought not to pass.

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill (S. 464) to amend an act entitled “An act to provide for the settlement of the accounts of public officers and others who may have received moneys arising from military contributions or otherwise in Mexico," approved March 3, 1849; which was read and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported a bill (S. 465) to amend an act entitled “ An act authorizing the sale of certain military sites," approved March 3, 1819; which was read, and passed to the second reading

The said bill 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 this bill be engrossed and read a third time.
Mr. Brodhead, from the Comunittee of Claims, to whom was referred the

petition of the legal representatives of Captain Joseph Whipple, deceased, submitted a report, (No 274) accompanied by a bill (S. 466) for their relief.

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

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the petition of John Crawford, submitted a report, (No. 275) accompanied by a bill (S. 467) for his relief.

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

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, viz:

H. R. 280. An act making grants of land to aid in the construction of railroads, and for other

purposes ; H. R. 283. An act to extend the provisions of an act approved March 3, 1847, and the act approved February 26, 1849, for carrying into effect the existing compacts with the States of Alabama and Mississippi, in relation to the five per cent. fund and school reservations; in which they request the concurrenue of the Senate.

The two last mentioned bills (H. R. 280, 283) were severally read the first and second times by unanimous consent.

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

Mr. Brooke reported from the committee, that they had examined and found truly enrolled the following bills and joint resolution :

H. R. 21. An act to amend an act entitled “ An act for the punishment of crimes in the District of Columbia;

H. R. 95. An act for the relief of John Jackson ;

H. R. 20. Joint resolution accepting from Guiseppe Fagnani a portrait of Henry Clay, and ordering it to be placed in the library of Congress.

The engrossed bill (S. 429) for the relief of Benjamin S. Roberts 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.

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. 451) to amend an act entitled “ An act to carry into effect the convention between the United States and the Emperor of Brazil, of the 27th day of January, in the year 1849," approved March 29, 1850, with an amendment; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed two enrolled bills and an enrolled joint resolution, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The engrossed bill (S. 465) to amend an act entitled “ An act authorizing the sale of certain military sites," 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.

After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 1852.

On motion by Mr. Hunter, The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 1852.

Mr. Underwood announced the decease of the Honorable Henry Clay, which took place yesterday at 17 minutes past 11 o'clock a. m.; and submitted the following resolutions for consideration :

Resolved, That a committee of six be appointed by the President of the Senate, to take order for superintending the funeral of Henry Clay, late a member of this body, which will take place to-morrow, at 12 o'clock meridian, and that the Senate will attend the same.

Resolved, That the members of the Senate, from a sincere desire of showing every mark of respeet to the memory of the deceased, will go

into mourning for one inonth by the usual mode of wearing crape on the left

arm.

Resolved, As a further mark of respect entertained by the Senate for the memory of Henry Clay, and his long and distinguished services to his country, that his remains, in pursuance of the known wishes of his family, be removed to the place of sepulture selected by himself, at Lexington, in Kentucky, in charge of the sergeant-at-arms, and attended by a committee of six senators, to be appointed by the President of the Senate, who shall have full power to carry this resolution into effect.

Resolved, That as an additional mark of respect to the memory of the deceased, the Senate do now adjourn.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolutions by unanimous consent; and

The resolutions were agreed to.

Mr. Hunter, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Jones, of Iowa, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Bright, and Mr. Smith were appointed the committee of arrangements; and

Mr. Underwood, Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, Mr. Cass, Mr. Fish, Mr. Houston and Mr. Stockton were appointed the committee to attend the remains of the Honorable Henry Clay to the place of sepulture, at Lexington, Kentucky.

Ordered, That the Secretary communicate these proceedings to the House of Representatives.

Whereupon,
The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, July 1, 1852.

The Senate attended the funeral of the Honorable Henry Clay; and

On motion by Mr. Underwood, Adjourned.

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