Abbildungen der Seite
PDF
EPUB

TUESDAY, July 6, 1852.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, made in compliance with a resolution of the Senato, accompanied by statements of the amounts paid by that department and its several bureaux for printing, binding and advertising, from April 1, 1849, to March 31, 1852; which was read.

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

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of State, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, inforination in relation to the classification of the clerks in the several departments, their appointment, promotion and apportionment of compensation ; which was read.

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

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate resolutions adopted at a public meeting held at Parkville, Platte county, Missouri, in favor of the enactment of a law for the organization of the l'erritory of Nebraska, and the settlement of that portion of said Territory to which the Indian title has been extinguished; which were referred to the Committee on Territories.

Mr. Wade presented resolutions passed by the city council of Sandusky, Ohio, in favor of the construction of an additional canal around the falls of the Ohio, at Louisville; which were referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

Mr. Wade presented two petitions of citizens of the West, praying an appropriation for the construction of a new canal around the falls of the Ohio; which were referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

Mr. Walker presented a petition of the Workingmen's League, 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. Walker presented resolutions of the board of health of the city of Washington, in favor of the removal of the alanthus tree from the public grounds; which were referred to the Committee on Public Buildings.

Mr. Weller presented the memorial of George H. Derby, a second lieutenant of the corps of topographical engineers, praying that he may be credited in the settlement of his accounts with an amount in his possession, belonging to the United States, stolen from him while in the discharge of his duty; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, presented a petition of citizens of Rock county, Wisconsin, praying a grant of land to every citizen who is the head of a family and not the owner of real property; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Hamlin presented a petition of citizens of North Newburgh, Maine, 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.

Mr. Pratt presented a resolution of the legislature of Maryland, in favor of the enactment of a law granting compensation to the heirs of Baron De Kaib for his services in the revolutionary war; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Walker presented a petition of citizens of Pope county, Illinois, 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.

Mr. Gwin presented the petition of Jean Deplaigne, a French subject resident in Mexico, praying indemnity for the loss of certain property seized by the naval force of the United States after the surrender om Frontera de Tobasco; which was referred to the Committee on Foreig Relations.

On motion by Mr. Brodhead, Ordered, That the petition of Abner Hancock, on the files of the Senate. be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, presented a petition of Peter McNortey and others, 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.

The following message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. M. P. Fillmore, his secretary:

To the Senate and House of Representatives :

By an act of Congress approved on the 10th day of February, 1852, ul. appropriation of six thousand dollars was made for the relief of American citizens then lately imprisoned and pardoned by the Queen of Spain, intended to provide for the return of such of the Cuban prisoners as were citizens of the United States who had been transported to Spain and there pardoned by the Spanish government. It will be observed that no prorision was made for such foreigners or aliens as were engaged in the Cubar expedition, and who had shared the fate of American citizens for whose relief the said act was intended to provide. I now transmit a report from the First Comptroller, with accompanying papers, from which it will be perceived that fifteen foreigners were connected with that expedition why were also pardoned by the Queen of Spain, and have been transported to the United States under a contract made with our consul, at an expense of $1,013 34, for the payment of which no provision has been made by law. The consul having evidently acted with good intentions, the claim is submitted for the consideration of Congress.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, July 2, 1852. The message was read. Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

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

Mr. President: The President of the United States approved and signed the 3d instant, the following acts:

S. 6. An act to establish a branch of the mint of the United States in California.

S. 451. An act 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.

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

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred

the bill (S. 446) to authorize the school authorities in the State of Florida to make certain selections for school purposes, reported it without amendment.

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

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

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the petition of William D. Stone, submitted an adverse report (No. 288;) which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Samuel S. Marey, submitted an adverse report (No. 285;) which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Mira M. Alexander, submitted an adverse report (No. 287;) which was considered; and

Ordered, That the committee be discharged from the further consideration of the petition, and that the report be printed.

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Elizabeth Parsons, submitted an adverse report (No. 284;) which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of 'Oneida Indians, submitted an adverse report (No. 286;) which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to whom was referred the petition of William Moss and Matthew Moss, submitted a report (No. 281,) accompanied by a bill (S. 472) for their relief.

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

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred a memorial of the legislature of Alabama, reported a bill (S. 473) allowing exchange of school lands and authorizing selections for deficiencies in certain cases; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the petition of citizens of Missouri, reported a bill (S. 474) to create an additional land district in the State of Missouri; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of the legal representatives of John G. Mackall, deceased, submitted a report (No. 282,) accompanied by a bill (S. 475) for their relief.

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

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Alexander Somerville, submitted a report (No. 283,) accompanied by a bill (S. 476) for the relief of the legal representatives of Doctor William Somerville, deceased.

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

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 270) to enable the legislature of the State of Indiana to dispose of the unsold saline lands in said State, reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said bill (H. R. 270,) 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 it pass.

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

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed the following bills, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate:

H. R. 288. An act to establish additional land districts in the State of Wisconsin.

H. R. 291. An act to amend an act entitled "An act for the discontinuance of the office of surveyor general in the several districts so soon as the surveys therein can be completed, for abolishing land offices under certain circumstances, and for other purposes.

The bills received from the House of Representatives for concurrence, (H. R. 288, 291,) were severally read the first and second times, by unanimous consent.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Weller, the 28th of June, in relation to certain charges preferred against J. R. Bartlett, commissioner for running the Mexican boundary; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Weller, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to next Thursday week.

The bill (S. 389) for the relief of Mrs. Mary A. Davis, widow of Daniel W. Davis, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole.

On motion by Mr. Brodhead,
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Claims.

The bill (S. 274) for the relief of L. M. Goldsborough, G. J. Van Brunt and S. F. Blu:t, 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 concurred in.

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

The bill (S. 431) for the relief of Richard Fitzpatrick, was read the second time, 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.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the following bills:

H. R. 48. An act in relation to a certain lot of land in the town of Gnadenhutten, in the State of Ohio;

H. R. 239. An act 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 19th of April, 1816; and no amendment being made, they were reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That they pass to a third reading.
The said bills were severally read the third time.
Resolved, That they pass.

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

On motion by Mr. Bright, The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 1852.

Mr. Chase presented the petition of Washington Morehead, praying that Joseph Morehead, late an officer in the navy, may be allowed his pay from the time of his dismissal from the service; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Davis presented a petition of citizens of Newburyport, Massachusetts, praying that measures may be taken for maintaining and securing the rights of citizens of the United States engaged in the fisheries; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Borland presented the petition of Anna Murphy, widow of a revolutionary soldier, praying to be allowed a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Atchison presented the proceedings of a meeting of citizens and inhabitants of Parkville, Missouri, in favor of the organization of the Territory of Nebraska ; which were referred to the Committee on Territories.

Mr. Hamlin presented the petition of Thomas S. J. Johnson, praying payment for wagons taken for the use of the United States army in New Mexico ; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Chase presented a petition of citizens of Belmont county, Ohio, praying that the bridges of the Wheeling and Belmont bridge company may be established as mail routes; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Pratt presented the petition of Gottlob A. Krieger, late a marine on board the United States ship Marion, praying to be allowed the difference between the pay of a marine and that of surgeon's steward, during the time he acted in the latter capacity; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Chase presented a petition of merchants of Cincinnati, Ohio, praying the construction of another canal around the falls of the Ohio; which was referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 259) to provide for the protection of the Territories of New Mexico and Oregon, and the States of Texas and California, reported it with amendments, and submitted a report (No. 289) on the subject; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 171) for the relief of Thomas P. Dudley, reported it without amendment.

« ZurückWeiter »