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

Messrs. Atchison, Bell, Brooke, Cass, Clemens, Davis, De Saussure. Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Downs, Felch, Geyer, Gwin, Hamlin. Jones of Iowa, Norris, Shields, Stockton, Sumner.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Adams, Bayard, Borland, Bright, Brodhead, Butler, Charlton, Chase, Clarke, Dawson, Douglas, Fish, Foot, Houston, Hunter, James, King, Mason, Meriwether, Miller, Pearce, Pratt, Rusk, Sebastian, Seward. Smith, Soulé, Spruance, Toucey, Upham, Wade, Weller.

On motion by Mr. Smith, to amend the resolution by striking out “ Nonday, the 16th,” and inserting " Tuesday, the 31st,” It was determined in the affirmative,

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

Messrs. Borland, Bright, Brodhead, Brooke, Cass, Chase, Clarke, Clemens, De Saussure, Dodge of Wisconsin, Downs, Felch, Foot, Geyer, Hunter, James, Jones of Iowa, Meriwether, Miller, Pearce, Sebastian, Seward, Shields, Smith, Spruance, Stockton, Upham, Weller.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Adams, Atchison, Bayard, Bell, Butler, Charlton, Davis, Dawson, Dodge of Iowa, Douglas, Fish, Gwin, Hamlin, Houston, King, Mason, Norris, Pratt, Rusk, Soulé, Sumner, Toucey, Wade.

On motion by Mr. Gwin, That the further consideration of the resolution be postponed to Wednesday next, It was determined in the negative, | Nays-

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

Messrs. Bell, Cass, Clemens, Davis, Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Felch, Geyer, Gwin, Hamlin, Jones of Iowa, Norris, Shields, Sumner. Wade.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Adams, Atchison, Bayard, Borland, Bright, Brodhead, Brooke, Butler, Charlton, Chase, Clarke, Dawson, De Saussure, Douglas, Downs, Fish, Foot, Houston, Hunter, James, King, Mason, Meriwether, Miller, Pearce, Pratt, Rusk, Sebastian, Seward, Smith, Soulé, Spruance, Stockton, Toucey, Upham, Weller.

The resolution, as amended, was then agreed to.
A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Hayes, chief clerk:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a bill (H. R. 87) making appropriations for the support of the military academy for the year ending the 30th of June, 1853 ; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed eight enrolled bills, I am directed to bring them to the Senate, for the signature of their President.

The bill last mentioned, (H. R. 87,) from the House of Representatives, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent.

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

The President pro tempore signed the eight enrolled bills this day reported to have been examined ; and they were delivered to the committee to be presented to the President of the United States.

The Senate resumed the consideration of 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 3d March, 1851, to ascertain and settle the private land claims in the State of California ; and

On motion by Mr. Atchison, Toe Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1852.

Mr. Hamlin presented the memorial of Henry A. Amelung, praying chat an appropriation may be made to test a plan of which he is the inventor, for preventing steamboats or other vessels from sinking; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Gwin presented the memorial of John S. Davis, praying to be inlemnified for depredations upon his cattle committed by the Indians during the winter of 1851; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Gwin submitted documents in relation to the claim of Edward J. Jackson, for a mule stolen by the Indians in 1851; which were referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Gwin presented the memorial of Thomas R. Gedney, a commander in the navy, praying the reimbursement of certain payments made by him in 1846 and 1847 on account of expenses of the coast survey; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Wade presented a petition of voters of Cardington, Ohio, praying that the homestead bill may become a law; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Bright presented the petition of Samuel Brenton, asking that a claim allowed to T. A. H. Edwards, and erroneously paid to James McKay, may be investigated, and that relief may be afforded to the persons entitled to the same ; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Brodhead presented a petition of citizens of Blair county, Pennsylvania, praying that the bill providing for the payment of the fourth instalment of the deposits of the proceeds of the public lands directed to be made with the States by the act of June 23, 1836, may become a law; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Clemens presented the memorial of Rosa W. Inge, praying that her pension may be continued; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Pearce presented the memorial of Erskine and Eichelberger, praying the payment of a debt due them by John Gunter, junior, a Cherokee Indian, prior to the Cherokee treaty of December 29, 1835; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to report to the Senate what sum will be required, without interfering with the regular progress of the coast survey, to extend it the present fiscal year so as to include the islands in the vicinity of the Santa Barbara channel, coast of California, viz: the islands of Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Bernardo, Anacapa, Santa Catalina, Santa Clemente, San Nicholas and Santa Barbara ; and also to report whether the usual land surveys dividing the islands into townships, sections, half sections, quarter sections and eighth sections could not, at the same time, be made by the officers of the coast survey under the direction of the superintendent.

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Printing, to whom was referred a resolution submitted by Mr. Gwin the 15th instant, for the printing one thousand additional copies of a report by Lieutenant Derby of bis reconnoissance of the Gulf of California and the Colorado river, reported that the same be printed; and, in concurrence with the report,

Resolved, "That one thousand additional copies of the report of the Secretary of War, of the 15th of June, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a reconnoissance of the Gulf of California and the Colorado river by Lieutenant Derby, be printed for the use of the Senate.

On motion by Mr. Foot, Ordered, That the Committee on Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Hannah Thompson.

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

Mr. President: The President of the United States approved and signed the bill (S. 241) 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.

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

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, reported from the committee that they presented to the President of the United States, the 21st instant, the following acts:

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 June 30, 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.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 24) allowing exchanges of, and granting additional school lands in the several States which contain public lands, and for other purposes; and having been amended it was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That it be engrossed, and read a third time. The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 28) granting to the State of Michigan the right of way and a donation of public land for the construction of a ship canal around the falls of St. Mary's, in said State; and an amendment being proposed by Mr. Felch,

On motion by Mr. Clarke, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until tomorrow.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Clarke the 21st instant, respecting the removal of Colonel Graham ånd Lieutenant Gray, lately attached to the Mexican boundary commission; and,

On motion by Mr. Clarke,
Ordered, That the resolution lie on the table.
After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, July 23, 1852.

On motion by Mr. IIunter, Ordered, That the execution of the order of the Senate assigning Friday of each week for the consideration of private claims be suspended until one o'clock.

Mr. Shields presented the petition of Amos Knapp, praying that the pension allowed him may be made to commence from the 31 April, 1848 ; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Stockton presented the petition of Anna Maria Baldwin, praying compensation for time and expenses in obeying a summons of the United States circuit court for the District of Columbia in the case of the United States against White; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Seward submitted additional documents in relation to the establishment of a line of steamers from Brooklyn, New York, to Gluckstadt, in Holstein ; which were referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

On motion by Mr. Clemens,
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourn it be to Monday next.

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

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to com

municate to the Senate, if in his opinion not incompatible with the public interest, all correspondence on file in the executive departments with the government of England or its diplomatic representatives, since the convention between the United States and Great Britain of the 20th October, 1818, touching the fisheries on the coasts of the British possessions in North America, and the rights of citizens of the United States engaged in such fisheries as secured by said convention.

Mr. Douglas, from the Committee on Territories, to whom was recommitted 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, reported it with an amendment; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Financo, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 87) making appropriations for the support of the military academy for the year ending the 30th of June, 1853, reported the same with an amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the bill (H. R. 87) last mentioned as in Committee of the Whole; and having been amended, it was reported to the Senate, and the amendments were concurred in.

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

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed the bill (S. 281) supplementary to an act providing for the taking of the seventh and subsequent censuses of the United States, and to fix the number of the members of the House of Representatives and provide for their future apportionment among the several States, approved 230 May, 1850.

They have passed a bill (H. R. 284) to grant the right of way to all rail and plank roads and Macadamized turnpikes passing through the public land belonging to the United States; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The President of the United States approved and signed the 21st instant, the following acts:

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

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

H. R. 96. An act for the relief of Gustavus A. De Russey, late an acting purser in the navy; H. R. 167. An act for the relief of Isaac Cobb;

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

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

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;

H. R. 11. Joint resolution for the relief of Elizabeth F. Thurston, of the Territory of Oregon.

The bill (II. R. 284) to grant the right of way to all rail and plank

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