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bill, I am directed to bring it to the Senate, for the signature of their President.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the resolution submitted by Mr. Weller the 28th June, in relation to the charges preferred by Colonel McClelland against J. R. Bartlett; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Ordered, That it lie on the table. The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 43) making appropriation for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, for the year ending June 30, 1853: and,

On motion by Mr. Hunter, The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, July 28, 1852.

The President pro tempore signed the enrolled bill (S. 281) last reported to have been examined, and it was delivered to the committee to be presented to the President of the United States.

Mr. Brodhead presented five memorials of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying the speedy construction of a ship canal around the falls of the river St. Mary.

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

Mr. Brodhead presented five memorials of citizens of Pennsylvania, remonstrating against the renewal of the patent granted to Austin and Zebulon Parker, for improvements in reaction water wheels; which were referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Brodhead presented a memorial of the board of trade and citizens of Philadelphia, praying the removal of obstructions at the mouth of the Mis sissippi river; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Brodhead presented a memorial of citizens of Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, praying that the bill providing for the payment of the fourth instalment of the deposits of the proceeds of the sales of the public lands to the several States, under the act of June 23, 1836, may become a law; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Mason presented the memorial of R. M. Heath, agent for the State of Virginia, praying that certain moneys expended by that State in organizing a regiment of volunteers for the Mexican war may be refunded; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Fish presented the petition of Changuion P. Jervey and others, praying that a register may be issued for the brig Marthaette Morse, late the Belgian brig Enterprise; which was referred to the Committee on Com

merce.

Mr. Charlton presented a memorial of the agent of the State of Georgia, praying that the accounting officers of the treasury may be authorized to allow and pay all accounts intended to be provided for by the act of August 11, 1842, providing for the settlement of the claims of Georgia for the services of her militia, when it shall be made to appear that the State has

allowed and paid the same; which was referred to the Committee on Mili

tary Affairs.

Nr. Dodge, of Iowa, presented the petition of William Dearinger and M. Dearinger, praying the correction of an erroneous entry of public land; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the War Department transmit to the Senate, as soon as practicable, a copy of the expedition down the Tuni and the Colorado, under the command of Captain Sitgreaves' corps of topographical engineers, and of the maps belonging thereto; also the sketches and views and illustrations of Indian customs.

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Printing, reported the following resolution ; which was considered by unanimous consent, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the proceedings of the Senate and House on the death of Henry Clay, ordered by the Senate, and now in the process of publication, be bound, under the direction of the Committee on Printing, by the binder of the Senate documents.

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

In answer to the resolution of the Senate, of the 19th instant, requesting the correspondence between the government of the United States and that of the Mexican republic, respecting a right of way across the isthmus of Tehuantepec, I transmit a report from the Department of State, and the documents by which it was accompanied.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, July 27, 1852. The message was read. Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Maria Davis, submitted a report (No. 313,) accompanied by a bill (S. 501) for her relief.

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

Mír. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Richard Fuller, in behalf of Clau lia Stuart, submitted a report (No. 314,) accompanied by a bill (S. 505) for her relief.

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

Mr. Butler, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the joint resolution (S. R. 53) to confer additional duties and powers on the solicitor of the treasury, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 388) supplemental to the act approved 3d March, 1851, to ascertain and settle the private land claims in the State of California, reported the same without amendment, and that it ought not to pass.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the 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, reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole. the bill (H. R. 284) last mentioned ; 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.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 288) to establish additional land districts in the State of Wisconsin, reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the bill last mentioned (H. R. 288) as in Committee of the Whole; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it pass to a third rea ling.
The said bill was read a third time.
Resolved, That it pass.

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

The joint resolution (H. R. 24) providing for the distribution of the laws of Congress and the debates thereon, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Library.

Mr. Davis, by unanimous consent, asked and obtained leave to bring in a joint resolution (S. R. 54) explanatory of an act supplementary to an act approved the 230 day of May, 1850; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it be engrossed, and read a third time.

The engrossed bill (S. 486) to constitute Alton, in the State of Illinois, a port of delivery, was read the 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.

On motion by Mr. Sumner, that the Senate proceed to the consideration of the resolution submitted the 27th instant, relative to the repeal of the fugitive slave law,

Yeas.--.

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

Messrs. Clarke, Davis, Dodge of Wisconsin, Foot, Hamlin, Seward, Shields, Sumner, Upham, Wade.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Borland, Brodhead, Brooke, Cass, Charlton, Clemens, De Saussure, Dodge of Iowa, Douglas, Downs, Felch, Fish, Geyer, Gwin, Hunter, King, Mallory, Mangum, Mason, Meriwether, Miller, Morton, Norris, Pearce, Pratt, Rusk, Sebastian, Smith, Soulé, Spruance, Toucey, Weller.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 13) making appropriation for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, for the year ending June 30, 1853, with the amendments reported thereto; and,

After debate,
On motion by Mr. Atchison,
The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1852.

Mr. Seward presented a petition of citizens of Milwaukie, Wisconsin, and a petition of citizens of Dewittville, New York, praying that the homestead bill mny become a law; which were referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Shields presented a memorial of citizens of Springfield, Massachusetts, praying that the armories of the United States may be placed under the superintendence of civil instead of military officers; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Shields presented a petition of citizens of the city and county of Washington, in the District of Columbia, praying that the jurisdiction of the corporation of the city of Washington may be extended over the East*rn Branch bridges; which was referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

Mr. Shields presented a representation of the petit jury of the criminal pourt of Washington county, in the District of Columbia, respecting the necessity of providing a room for the accommodation of that court; which was referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

On motion by Mr. Pearce, Cordered, That the petition of Obed Hussey, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent office.

Mr. Weller 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 che Senate, first, at what period a depository of the treasury was established in California and at what point; second, what deposits such depository was authorized to receive, and what deposits were made with him as acknowledged or recognized by the treasury department; third, when did the monthly statement of the treasurer of the United States, required by law to be published, first announce that a depository had been established in that State; fourth, if such depository was authorized before or after collector King's appointment at San Francisco, why was not the amount on deposit given in said monthly statements previous to November last ? fifth, state the dates and amounts of the bonds, if any, given by collectors Collier and King as designated depositories of the public money.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to report to the Senate for the action of Congress at its present session, the amount necessary to construct a fort and naval depot at San Francisco, California, and the amount that can be advantageously expended in the construction of said work during the fiscal year ending 30th June, 1853; also the whole amount necessary to complete the defence of Garden Key or Tortugas Island, Florida, with the amount that may be advantageously expended on the same during the said year; and similar information in relation to Fort Delaware, Delaware river, and such other important points as may be most exposed in case of war and which require immediate efficient defence.

Mr. Shields submitted the following refolution for consideration; which was ordered to be printed:

Resolved, That the Committee on the District of Columbia be instructed to report by bill or otherwise a practical plan for the accomplishment of the following objects:

First, for the repair of the long bridge across the Potomac for tenporary use as a service bridge. Second, the erection of a new bridge over the Potomac river at the Little Falls, to supply the place of the chain bridge carried off by the late flood. Third, the erection of a new bridge across the Potomac river at or near the site now occupied by the long bridge, according to the plan adopted by General Andrew Jackson, Presi dent of the United States, and approved by him on the 3d April, 1833.

Mr. Shields submitted documents in relation to the subject of the foregoing resolution; which were ordered to be printed.

Mr. Bright 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 the amount of trust funds in the treasury, specifying each at the close of each of the last four fiscal years; also the usual differences or discrepancies between the statement of balances in the treasury at the end of fiscal years as exhibited in the annual reports on the finances, and the annual reports on the receipts and expenditures of the United States, stating the same for each of the-fiscal years ending 30th June, 1819, 1850 and 1851.

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

H. R. 136. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of James C. Watson, of Georgia;

H. R. 281. An act 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 ;

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

Mr. Clemens, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Whitemarsh B. Seabrook, Joseph Whaley and others, reported that the committee be discharged from the further consideration of the petition.

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

Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition.

Mr. Sebastian, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (S. 502) to amend an act to divide the district of Arkansas

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