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not possessed of other lands; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Fish presented a memorial of the common council of the city of Brooklyn, New York, in favor of the establishment of the line of steamers between that city and Gluckstadt, in Holstein, proposed by Christian Hansen; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Fish presented a memorial of merchants of New York, praying that the independence of Hayti may be recognized by the United States; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Toucey presented a memorial of underwriters, merchants and others, citizens of Connecticut, praying that the salary of the United States district judge for the southern district of Florida, may be increased.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Morton presented the petition of Buckingham Smith, late secretary of legation of the United States in Mexico, praying compensation as chargé d'affaires during the time he acted in that capacity; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Atchison presented the memorial of M. M. Marmaduke and others, praying indemnity for depredations by the Indians; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Seward presented eleven petitions of citizens of New York, praying the extension of Uri Emmons's patent for a planing machine; which were referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Cass presented a memorial of citizens of Muskingum 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 Judiciary.

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

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested, if not incompatible with the public interest, to communicate to the Senate all the information in his possession relative to the recent difficulties at Acapulco, in Mexico, between the American consul and the local authorities.

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom was referred the message of the President of the United States relating to the claim of Samuel A. Belden and Company, submitted a report (No. 303 ;) which was ordered to be printed; and, in concurrence therewith,

Ordered, That the Committee be discharged from the further consideration of the message and the accompanying papers.

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of William Reily, submitted a report (No. 302,) accompanied by a bill (S. 489) for the relief of the widow of William Reily, deceased, late a captain in the fourth Maryland regiment of the Revolutionary army.

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

On motion by Mr. Downs, Ordered, That the Committee on Private Land Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of James H. Rinehart and others.

Mr. James, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 490) amendatory of the several acts regulating the appraisement of imported merchandize, and the more effectually to prevent frauds against the revenue; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Atchison asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 491) to amend an act entitled “An act to provide for the pasment of horses and other property lost or destroyed in the military service of the United States," approved March 3, 1819; which was read the firs and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Gwin the 15th instant, in relation to a reconnoissance by Lieutenant Derby; and,

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

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Hayes, chief Clerk:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives recede from their disagreement to the second amendment of the Senate to the amendment of the House of Representatives to the twenty-fifth amendment of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 207) to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1852.

They have passed a bill (H. R. 43) making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with the various Indian tribes for the year ending June 30, 1853; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill last mentioned (H. R. 43) was read the first and second times by unanimous consent.

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

The engrossed bill (S. 485) authorizing the purchase of certain land belonging to Francis Gardiére, 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.

The joint resolution (S. R 43) for the purchase of George Catlin's collection of Indian scenes, was read the second time and considered as in Committee of the Whole. On motion by Mr. Pratt that it lie on the table,

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20 On motion by Mr. Pratt, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Atchison, Bayard, Borland, Butler, Charlton, Clemens, Davis, De Saussure, Douglas, Downs, Felch, Hamlin, Houston, Hunter, Jones of Iowa, Mallory, Mason, Meriwether, Morton, Norris, Pratt, Rusk, Sebastian, Toucey, Walker, Weller.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs? Bell, Brodhead, Brooke, Clarke, Cooper, Dawson, Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Fish, Foot, James, Miller, Seward, Shields, Smith, Spruance, Stockton, Sumner, Cpham, Wade.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 396)

for the protection of the emigrant route and a telegraphic line, and for an overland mail between the Missouri river and the settlements in California and Oregon; and, An amendment having been proposed by Mr. Rusk,

On motion by Mr. Gwin, Ordered, That the bill with the proposed amendment be recommitted to the Committee on Territories, and that the proposed amendment be printed.

The resolution submitted by Mr. Hamlin the 15th instant, relative to the pay and funeral expenses of Noah Hanson, was read the second time and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and,

On motion by Mr. De Saussure, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on the Contingent Expenses of the Senate.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the joint resolution (S. R. 50) to provide additional security for the lives and property of persons navigating the western waters; and, having been amended, it was reported to the Senate, and the amendments were concurred in.

On motion by Mr. Sebastian, the resolution was further amended by striking out the word “Resolved," in the first line thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof, Be it enacted, and conforming the several sections thereto.

Whereupon, Ordered, That this bill be engrossed, and read a third time. The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 408) granting to the State of Louisiana the right of way and a donation of public land for the purpose of locating and constructing a railroad from Shreveport to the Mississippi river, in said State; and the reported amendments having been agreed to, the bill was reported to the Senate, and the amendments were concurred in.

Ordered, That this bill be engrossed, and read a third time. The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 269) to authorize the payment by the surveyor general of California for the surveys which may be executed of any claims which have been or may be presented to the board of land commissioners for adjudication under the act of Congress approved March 3, 1851, to ascertain and settle the private land claims in the State of California ; and the reported amendments having been agreed to, and the bill further amended, the bill was reported to the Senate.

On motion by Mr. Jones, of Iowa, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until toThe Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 316) for the benefit of the town of Belleview, in Iowa ; and the reported amendment having been agreed to the bill was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was coneurred in. Ordered, That this bill be engrossed, and read a third time.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

morrow.

• WEDNESDAY, July 21, 1852.

Mr. Chase presented three petitions of citizens of Ohio, praying that the homestead bill may become a law; which were referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Seward presented a memorial of inhabitants of Jo Daviess county, Mlinois, praying that the transportation of the mails on Sunday may be prohibited by law; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Davis presented two memorials of steam engineers residing on the northern lakes, and the rivers, bays and gulfs of the Atlantic coast, praying the enactment of a law for the correction of the existing evils in the management of steam vessels.

Ordered, That they lie on the table.
Mr. Clarke submitted the following resolution for consideration :

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be directed to report to the Senate, as soon as practicable, the reasons for the recall of Lieutenant Colonel J. D. Graham from his position as chief astronomer of the boundary commission, employed in determining the line between the United States and the republic of Mexico, together with all the papers connected with his appointment, the revocation of that appointment, and the instructions given to him. Also that the Secretary of the Interior be further directed to report to the Senate any instructions given or sent to Andrew B. Gray, relating to the initial point upon the Rịo Grande, agreed upon by the commission, and the reasons for the removal of the said Andrew B. Gray from his position as surveyor upon the part of the United States upon the said boundary commission.

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

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to furnish the Senate copies of any correspondence, not heretofore communicated to Congress, between the Department of State and the diplomatic agents of the United States abroad, with regard to foreign postal arrangements, and especially cheap ocean postage, so far as the same can be done without detriment to the public interests.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making provision for the survey of Taunton river, with reference to the obstacles impeding navigation therein.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be directed to inquire into the propriety of placing the compensation of the deputy naval officers and deputy surveyors for the ports of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New Orleans on an equality with deputy collectors at said ports.

Mr. Brooke reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled the following bills :

S. 241. An act to authorize the mayor and common council of Chicago, Illinois, to excavate a portion of the public reservation at that place, with a view to the improvement of the navigation of Chicago river;

H. R. 91. An act for the relief of the executors and heirs of Thomas Fletcher, deceased ;

H. R. 96. An act for the relief of Gustavus A. De Russey, late acting purser in the navy;

H. R. 103. An act for the relief of John McIntosh;
H. R. 167. An act for the relief of Isaac Cobb;

H. R. 207. An act to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the 30th June, 1852;

H. R. 231. An act for the relief of James W. Campbell, of Pike county, Missouri;

H. R. 262. An act to authorize the President of the United States to designate the places for the ports of entry and delivery for the collection districts of Puget's Sound and Umpqua, in the Territory of Oregon, and to fix the compensation of the collector at Astoria, in said Territory.

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Russell and Jones, submitted a report (No. 304,) accompanied by a bill (S. 493) 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 the memorial of Israel Rogers, submitted an adverse report, (No. 305,) which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 3) to protect actual settlers upon the land on the line of the central railroad and branches, by granting pre-emption rights thereto, reported it with amendments.

Mr. Wade, by unanimous consent, asked and obtained leave to bring in 3 bill (S. 494) for the improvement and establishment of a line of settlement along the route to California and Oregon; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

The following engrossed bills were severally read a third time:

S. 408. Bill granting to the State of Louisiana the right of way and a donation of public land, for the purpose of locating and constructing a railroad from Shreveport to the Mississippi river, in said State;

S. 316. Bill for the relief of the town of Belleview, in Iowa ;

S. 492. Bill to provide additional security for the lives and property of persons navigating the western waters.

Resolved, That the said bills pass, and that their respective titles be 29 aforesaid.

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of the resolution of the House of Representatives to fix a time for the adjournment of the present session of Congress; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Clemens, That the resolution lie on the table,

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