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FRIDAY, July 2, 1852.

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Ordered, That the execution of the order assigning every Friday to the consideration of private claims, be suspended until 1 o'clock.

The President pro tempore signed the two enrolled bills (H. R. 21 and H. R. 95) and the enrolled resolution (H. R. 20) last reported to have been examined; and they were delivered to the committee to be presented to the President of the United States.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of State, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, information in relation to the expediency of adopting a graduated scale of diplomatic salaries, based upon the importance of the mission and the expenses of residence; which was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, and printed.

Mr. Felch submitted additional documents in relation to the claim of the administrators of John Anderson; which were referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Gwin presented two petitions of Berenhart, Jacoby and Company, praying to be released from the payment of duty bonds on certain goods destroyed by fire while in the public warehouse at San Francisco, in California; which were referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Gwin presented the petition of J. A. Peck and James Wilson, 18signees of the estates of Starkey, Janion and Company, and Starkey, Brothers and Company; the petition of S. Meustadt and Barnett; and the petition of Hort and Brothers, praying to be released from the payment of duty bonds on certain goods destroyed by fire while in the public warehouse at San Francisco, in California; which were referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Walker presented a petition of citizens of Washington, in the District of Columbia, 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. Hunter submitted the following resolution; which was considered by unanimous consent, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the President of the Senate be requested to communicate to the executive of the State of Kentucky information of the death of the Honorable Henry Clay, late a senator from that State.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be directed to pay to Thomas H. Clay, son of the late Henry Clay, whatever sum may be due his estate for per diem and mileage.

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

Resolved, That the committee of arrangements cause to be published, in a pamphlet form, and in such manner as may seem to them appropriate, for the use of the Senate, ten thousand copies of the addresses made by the members of the Senate and members of the House of Representatives, together with the discourse of the Reverend Doctor Butler, upon the occasion of the death of the Honorable Henry Clay.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be directed to report to the Senate the amount of sales of the public lands, bounty land warrants, and. other scrip, located in the State of Louisiana, respectively, for the last five years; the expenses of the government for surveys, and all other charges in the disposition of the public lands in said State for the same period; the quantity of land yet to be surveyed, or the surveys to be corrected, respectively; the unadjusted private land claims; the quantity of land subject to entry at this time, and how much has been in the market over twenty, fifteen, five and one year, respectively; the quantity of land reported as inundated or overflown lands, which have been reclaimed by levees made by the State or individuals and sold by the United States; the quantity of land ceded to the State, specifying the purpose and the acts, and such other information as will aid Congress in determining whether it be to the interests of the government longer to retain in her hands the disposition of the public lands in said State..

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be requested to inform the Senate whether it be the practice of the department, in its administration of the pension laws, to regard the right to a pension, or to arrears of pension, as a vested right in the navy invalid cases, and as a right determining with the death of the claimant in army invalid cases; and further, if such practice exist, that he inform the Senate when it was established and upon what authority of law it is based.

On motion by Mr. Felch, Ordered, That the Committee on Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of John A. Butin; and from the consideration of the memorial of Hosea B. Horn and John J. Selma.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 264) to appropriate lands for the support of schools in certain townships and fractional townships in the Territory of Minnesota, not before provided for, reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 238) to release from reservation and restore to the mass of public lands certain lands in the State of Arkansas, reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the bill last mentioned (H. R. 238) 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 a third time.
Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (H. Ř. 239) to supply a deficiency to the State of Indiana in a township of land granted to said State, for the use of a State university, by an act of Congress approved April 19, 1816, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 283) to extend the provisions of an act approved the 3d of March, 1847, and an 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, reported it with an amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendment of the House of Repl'esentatives to the bill (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, 1849," approved March 29, 1850; and,

Resolved, That they agree thereto.

Ordered, Thit the Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly,

ade, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Andrew Rassmusser, submitted an adverse report (No. 280 ;) which was ordered to be printed.

On motion by Mr. Jones, of Iowa. Ordered, That the Committee on Pensions be discharged from the farther consideration of the documents in relation to the claim of Thomas B. Parsons; and that they be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion made the 29th March to reconsider the vote on passing the bill (H. R. 141) for the benefit of the Carmelite nunnery of Baltimore; and,

On motion by Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until Friday next.

Mr. Adams, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of John M. McIntosh, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 468) for his relief; which was read and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Captain Langdon C. Easton, assistant quartermaster United States army, submitted a report, (No. 277) accompanied by a biž (S. 469) for his 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 Peter N. Paillet, submitted a report, (No. 278) accompanied by a bill (S. 470) for his 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 memorial of the legal representatives of Sylvester Day, submitted a report, (No. 279) accompanied by a bill (S. 471) for their relief.

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

The engrossed bill (S. 465) to amend an act entitled “ An act authorizing the sale of certain military sites," approved March 3, 1819, was read a third time.

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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.

T'he Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 147) for the relief of Ira Day, of Vermont; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate. On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed, and read a third time?

Yeas.

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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. Adams, Atchison, Badger, Borland, Brooke, Charlton, Clarke,
Davis, De Saussure, Dodge of Wisconsin, Foot, Geyer, Gwin, Hale, James,
Jones of Iowa, Mallory, Mangum, Morton, Norris, Rusk, Smith, Soulé,
Spruance, Sumner, Upham, Wade, Walker, Weller.
Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Bayard, Bradbury, Dawson, Dodge of Iowa, Hunter, King, Toucey.

So it
Ordered, That this bill be engrossed, and read a third time.
The said bill was read the third time by unanimous consent.
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.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 80) for the relief of Thomas H. Leggett; and,

On motion by Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until Friday next.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 136) for the relief of the legal representatives of James C. Watson, of Georgia ; and,

On motion by Mr. Chase, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until Friday next.

The bill (S. 360) for the relief of John A. Lynch, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and having been amended it was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurred in.

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

The said bill was read the third time by unanimous consent and the title was amended.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be, "An act for the relief of the widow of the late John A. Lynch."

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

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 22) to indemnify the State of South Carolina for money expended for the United States in the war in Florida, with the Seminole Indians; and the reported amendment having been agreed to, the bill was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That this bill be engrossed, and read a third time.
The said bill was read the third time by unanimous consent.
Resolved, That it pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 91) to establish an additional land office in-Michigan; and having been amended it was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That this bill be engrossed and read a third time.
The said bill was read the third time by unanimous consent.
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.

The following bills were severally read the second time and considered as in Committee of the Whole:

S. 321. Bill for the relief of Z. F. Johnson;

S. 406. Bill to refund to the county of Des Moines, Iowa, certain expenses of the district court which were paid by that county;

S. 421. Bill for the relief of John Williams; and no amendment being made they were reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That they be engrossed, and read a third time. The said bills were severally read the third time by unanimous consent. Resolved, That they pass, and that their titles, respectively, be 23 aforesaid.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in said bills.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill (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.

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 sig. nature of their President.

The President pro tempore signed the enrolled bill (S. 451) last reported to have been examined, and it was delivered to the committee to be presented to the President of the United States.

On motion by Mr. Badger,
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourn it be to Tuesday next.
After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

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