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Agrecably to notice, Mr. Jones, of Iowa, asked and obtained leave ta hring in a bill (S. 42) for the relief of Richard Chaney and others; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Jones, of Iowl, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 43) for the relief of Charles Melrose; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Agreeably to notice, Vr. Pearce asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 44) in addition to, and amendatory of 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," approved the 3d of March, 1849; which was read the first and sccond times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Agreeally to notice, Vr. Underwood asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 45) to procure a revision of the acts of Congress, and also of the statutory law in force in the District of Columbia; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Underwood asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 46) granting a pension to Sally T. Floyd, widow of George R. C. Floyd, late a lieutenant-colonel in the army of the United States; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and with her petition, on the files of the Senate, referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Agreeably to notice, Vr. Borland asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 47) to revive a portion of an act for the relief of the widlows of deceased solitiers; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Agreeably to notice, Vír. Whitcomb askerl and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 18) for the relief of John Develin; which was read the first anil second times, hy unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Vallory, agrecably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 49) for the relief of William Richardson, and others; which was reas the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

The Senate proceeiled to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Bright the 9th instant, to insert the following as one of the Rules of the Senate:

52. The Secretary of the Senate, the Sergeant-at-arms, and Doorkeeper, and the Assistant Doorkeeper shall be chosen on the third Monday of the present, (first session of the Thirty-second Congress,) and on the second Monday of the first session of every succeedling Congress; and, On the question to agree thereto,

20 It was determined in the negative,

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

Messrs. Bradbury, Bright, Brodhead, Cass, Chase, Dorlge of Wisconsin, Dudge of Iowa, Douglas, Downs, Felch, Fonte of Mississippi, Gwin, llamlin, Hunter, James, Jones of Iowa, Norris, Sumner, Walker, Whitcomb.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Atchison, Barger, Berrien, Borlanıl, Butler, Clarke, Davis, Dawson, Fish, Foot of Vermont, Geyer, Hale, Viller, Morton, Pearce, Pratt, Rhett, Seward, Shields, Smith, Spruance, Stockton, l'pham, Warle.

A motion being made by Mr. Atchison to reconsider the last mentioned vote;

On motion by Mr. Atchison,
Ordereid, That this motion lie on the table.
The Senate proceeded to the election of a Chaplain on their part, and,
The Rev. C. M. Butler was duly electeil.
Ordered, That the Secretary notify the love of Repre·ntatives thereof.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the resolution (S. R. 4) of welcome to Louis Kossuthi, together with the amenilment proposed thereto; and, After debate,

On motion by Vir. Balger, Ordered, That the further consiileration thereof be postponed until to-morrow.

On motion by Mr. Badger,
That when the Senate adjourn, it be to Monlay next.

18
| Yeas-
It was determined in the negative,

Nays-

27
On motion by Mr. Dodye, of Iowa,
The yeas and nuys being desired by one-fifth of the senators present,
Those who voted in the aifirmative are,

Vessrs. Atchison, Badger, Berrion, Clarke, Davis, Dawson, Fish, Foot of Vermont, Geyer, Hale, llanlin, Ilunte., Miller, Jorton, Pearce, Pratt, Spruance, Underwood.

Those who voted in the negative are,
Messrs. Borland, Brubury, Bright, Brodheal, ('ass, Chase, Dodare of
Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Douglas, Downs, Felch, Foote of Mississippi,
Gwin, Ilouston, James, Jones of Iowa, King, Mallory, Norris, Sewardly
Shielols, Smith, Stockton, Sunner, Wale, Walkies Wicom.

On motion by Mr. Douge, of Iowa,
The Senate a:ljourned.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1851.

Vír. Fish presenteil the petition of Lyilia Ann Hills, widow of John Mills, deceased, a boatswain in the nary, praying to he allower! a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Shields presented the petition of Jacob Cooper, praying to be allowed the seven years' half-way clue his fa ler as a linutenant in the army of the Revolution; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Gwin presented a memorial of citizens of Washington, in the Dis

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trict of Columbia, praying the establishment of a lunatic asylum; which was referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

Mr. Borland presented the petition of John Jackson, Joseph Pincau, and Louis A. S. Smith, citizens of Port au Prince, Hayti, praying payment of their travelling experses in attending as witnesses for the United States in a criminal prosecution in the United States circuit court, at Boston, in the year 1819, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion by Mr. Borland, Ordered, That the petition of Lewis Morris, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Felch, Ordered, That the documents on the files of the Senate, relating to the the claim of Jonathan Kearsley, and the petition of John Biddle, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

On motion by Mr. Underwood, Ordereil, That the memorial of citizens of Washington, on the files of the Senate, relating to the improvement of Pennsylvania avenue, west of Fifteenth street, and an increase of the auxiliary guard of Washington, be referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

On motion by Mr. Wade, Ordered, That Eli Ilobbs have leave to withdraw his petition und papers.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the petition of Syilney S. Allcott, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 50) for his relief.

The bill was read, and passed to a second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed. Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bright asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 51) giving further reinedies to patentees; which was read the first and second iimes by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Agrecally to notice, Mr. Hale asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 52) increasing the salary of the district judge of the United States for the district of New Hampshire; which was read the first and second time by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Agreeably to notice, Jr. Underwood asked and obtained leave to bring in a hill (S. 5:3) to provide for the unpaid claims of the officers and soldiers of the Virginia State and continental lines of the revolutionary ariny; which was reail the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Underwood asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 54) for the relief of Theodore Ofut; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred, with the papers on file, to the Committee of Claims.

Agrecally to notice, Vr. Dodge of Iowa, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S.55) to relinquish to the State of Iowa, the lands reserved for salt springs therein ; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Agreeably to notice, Jr. Bright asked and obtained leave to bring in a joint resolution (S. R. 8) repealing the joint resolution, approved March 3, 1845, " directing the Secretary of the Treasury, whenever any State shall have been, or may be in default for the payment of interest or principal on its stocks or bonds held by the United States in trust to certain moneys to which such State is entitled, for the purposes therein named:” which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Finance.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitteil by Mr. Cass, the 9th instant, respecting the seizure of the American steamship Promethus, by a British cruiser; and, The resolution was agreed to.

On motion by Mr. Fish, Ordered, That the bill (S. 10) to establish a mint of the United States in the city of New York, be printed.

On motion by Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, Ordered, That the bill (S. 34) to improve the navigation of the Upper Mississippi, be printed.

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Printing, to whom was referred the motion made by Mr. Pearce, the 4th instant, to print the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, with the accompanying report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, reported it with an amen«lment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report; and, in concurrence therewith,

Ordered, That ten thousand copies, in addition to the usual number, be printed ; five thousand copies of which for the use of the Superintendent of the Coast Surrey.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Shields, the 8th instant, to appoint a committee “ to wait upon Louis Kossuth, Governor of Hungary, and introduce him to the Senate;'' and,

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Underwood, the 11th instant, in relation to certain improvements in the city of Washington and Georgetown; and the resolution was agreed to.

The bill (II. R. 2) to authorize the transfer of land warrants issued under the act of the 28th of September, 1850, granting bounty lands to the officers and privates of the American army, since the year 1790, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the resolution (S. R. 4) of welcome to Louis Kossuth, with the amendment proposed by Mr. Berrien to the same.

A division of the amendment having been called for,

On the question to agree to the following clause, after the words, “And be it further resolved," " That the welcome thus offered to Louis Kossuth be extended to his associate IIungarian exiles, who have landed on our shores."

Yeas

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

Messrs. Badger, Borland, Butler, Clarke, Clemens, Dawson, Geyer, King, Morton, Smith, Spruance, Underwood, Upham, Walker.

Those who votel in the negative are,

Messrs. Bradbury, Bright, Brothea , Cass, Chase, Davis, Dodge, of Wisconsin, Douglas, Felch, Fish, Foot, of Vermont, Foote, of Vissi: ipri, Gwin, Ilamlin, James, Jones, of Iowa, Mallory, Viller, Norris, Rhett, Seward, Shields, Stockton, Sumner, Wade, Whitcomb.

On the question to agree to the residue of the proposed amendment, as follows:

That, while welcoming these II ungarian patriots to an asylum in our country, and to the protection which our laws will afford to them, it is due to candor to declare that it is not the purpose of Congress to depart from the settled policy of this government, which forbiils all interference with the cornestic concerns of other nations."

( Yeas..

15 It was determined in the negative,

Nays--..

26 On motion, The yeas and nuys being lesired hy one-fifth of the senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Badger, Borland, Butler, Clarke, Clemens, Dawen, Geyer, Hunter, King, Miller, Morton, Rhett, Spruance, Underwood, and Lpham.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Bradbury, Bright, Brochcal, Cass, Chasc, Davis, Dodge, of Wisconsin, Douglas, Felch, Fish, Foot, of Vermont, Foote, of Mississippi

, Gwin, Hamlin, James, Jones, of Iowa, Vallory, Norris, Seward, Shields, Smith, Stockton, Sumner, Waile, Walker, Whitcomb.

On motion by Jr. Shields to amend the resolution by striking out all after the word “ that,” and inserting “ a joint Committee of the two houses of Congress, to consist of three meinbers of the Senate and five members of the Ilouse, he appointed by the presiling officer of cach house, to make make suitable arrangements for the reception of Louis Kossuth, Governor of Ilungary, on his arrival in the United States, and to communicate to him assurances of the profound respect entertained for him by the people of the United States, and to tender to him, on the part of Congress, and in the name of the people of the Cniteil States, the hospitalities of the metropolis of the Union."

A motion was made by Mr. Borland, to amend the proposed amendment, by striking out all after the word “that,” and inserting - the Congress, in the name and behalf of the people of the United States, cordially sympathises with the people of Hungary in their recent laulable and heroic struggles, and in their present misfortunes; that it recognises and cordially welcomes Louis Kossuth, late Governor of Hungary, and his associate exiles, who have recently landed on our shores, its worthy representatives of their countrymen, and invites them to the capital as guests of the Union; that it requests the President to receive and entertain them as such, in such manner as he may deem appropriate, and that the sum of dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated and placed at the disposal of the President to pay the expenses of the reception and entertainment of said guests, during their sojourn at the capital.'

It was determinell in the negative.

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