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It was determined in the negative, Mays --

On the question to agree to the amendment proposed by Vr. Shields,

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

Messrs, Bradbury, Bright, Brodhead, Cass, Douge, of Wisconsin, Douglas, Felch, Foote, of Mississippi, Gwin, Jones, of Iowa, Vallory, Norris, Shields, Stockton, Walker, Whitcomb.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Badger, Borland, Chase, Clarke, Clemens, Davis, Dawson, Downs, Fish, Foot, of Vermont, Hamlin, Hunter, James, King, Miller, Morton, Rhett, Seward, Smith, Spruance, Sumner, Underwool, Wade.

No further amendment being proposedl, the resolution was reported to the Senate.

On the question, Shall the resolution be ongrosseil, and read a third time?

(Yeas.. It was determined in the affirmative, ,

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

Messrs. Bradbury, Bright, Brodheadl, Cass, Chase, Clarke, Davis. Dodge, of Wisconsin, Dourlas, Downs, Felch, Fish, Foot, of Vermont, Foote, of Mississippi, Gwin, Hamlin, Ilunter, James, Jones, of Iowa, King, Vallory, Miller, Norris, Rhett, Sewarıl, Shields, Smith, Spruance, Stockton, Sumner, Wade, Walker, Whitcomb.

Those who voted in the negative are,
diessrs. Badger, Borland, Clemens, Dawson, Morton, Underwood.
So it was
Ordered, That the resolution be engrossel, and read a third time.
The said resolution was read the third time.
Resolved, That it pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesail.

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

On notion hv Vr. Bright,
That when the Senate adjourn, it be to Monday next.

(Yeas.

27 It was determined in the affirmative,

Nays

12 On motion by Jr. Barger, The yeas and nays being desireil hy one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Veesis. Badger, Bradbury, Bright, Casa, Chave, Clemens, Downs, Felch, Fish, Foot, of Vermont, Houston, Ilunter. James, Jones, of Iowa, King, Mallery, Miller, Morton, Norris, Seward, Shells, Smith, Spruance, Stockton, Sumner, Underwood, Whitcomb.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Borland, Brodhead, Clarke, Davis, Dawson, Dodge, of Wisconsin, Dodge, of Iowa, Douglas, Foote, of Vissiesippi, Rhett, Wade, Walker.

So it was
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourn, it be to Monday next.
After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1851.

The Honorable William K. Sebastian, from the State of Arkansas, attended.

Mr. Bell presented the credentials of the Honorable James C. Jones, elected a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Tennessee, for the term of six years from the fourth day of March, 1851; which were read, and the oath prescribed by law, having been administered to Mr. Jones, he took his seat in the Senate.

Mr. Downs presented the petition of Joseph A. Barelli, praying that the Secretary of the Treasury may be authorized to issue a register to the brig Ada, late the British sloop Josephine; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Downs presented the petition of the Italian Mutual Benevolent Society of New Orleans, praying that they may be allowed to import, free of duty, the marble required in the construction of a mausoleum for the reception of the remains of deceased members of that Society; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Downs presented the petition of Jeriel Brooks, praying authority to sue the United States for damages sustained in defending his title to certain land, in a suit brought against him by the Government; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Rhett presented the memorial of George Hervey, agent for the owners and consignees of the English ship James Mitchell, praying the payment of a snm of money due under an act of Congress, and retained in the Treasury of the United States ; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Gwin presented the petition of Ursula E. Cobb, widow of Charles Cobb, late a gunner in the navy, praying to be allowed a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Bright presented the memorial of the executrix and securities of Benjamin F. Hart, deceased, late a purser in the navy, praying that the balance appearing against him on the books of the Treasury may be cancelled; which, with their memorial and papers on the files of the Senate, was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Bradbury presented the petition of Nancy Wright, widow of an officer in the revenue service, praying to be allowed a pension ; which, with the papers on file, were referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Felch presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of Michigan in favor of the construction of a ship canal around the falls of the Ste. Marie; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Ordered, That it be printed.

Mr. Felch presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of Michigan, requesting the Senators and Representatives of that State in Congress, to use their exertions to procure the repayment of the money expended by her in furnishing volunteers for the Mexican war, and the expenses incurred in defending her territorial boundary, as established by Congress, before her admission as a State into the Union; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Ordered, That it be printed.

Vr. Hale presented a petition of citizens of Philadelphia, praying that an appropriation be made to pay the expenses incurred by citizens of the United States for the transportation and display of goods at the Industrial Exhibition, at London; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Vr. Foote presented the memorial of Vary Walker, widow of George W. Walker, late paymaster of the marine corps, praying to be allowed the traveling expenses of her late husband, in the settlement of his accounts; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

The President, pro tempore, presented the petition of William M. Lapsley, receiver of public moneys at Cahaba, Alabama, praying compensation for services in making entries of land under bounty land warrants.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, presented the memorial of William Butler, praying to be allowed a pension on account of injuries received in the naval service of the United States; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Mallory presented the memorial of John W. Simonton and others, owners of the island of Key West, in Florida, praying indemnity in consequence of its occupancy by the United States; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Geyer presented the memorial of the Legislature of Missouri, praying a grant of land for the construction of the Lexington and Daviess County railroad; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Geyer presented a memorial of the Legislature of Missouri, praying a grant of land for the construction of the Northern Missouri railroad; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Geyer presented a memorial of the Legislature of the State of Missouri, praying a grant of land for the construction of a plank road from Tully, in that State, to Bloomfield, in Iowa ; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Geyer presented a memorial of the Legislature of Missouri, praying that an island in the Missouri river, opposite the town of Weston, may be granted for the improvement of the harbor and landing of that town; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Geyer presented a memorial of the Legislature of Missouri, praying a grant of eighty acres of land to every free white citizen, being the head of a family, and not a land owner; which was referred to the Comunittee on Public Lands.

Mr. Brodhead presented a memorial of citizens of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, praying the construction of piers and harbors in the Delaware river and bay; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Brodhead presented the memorial of the heirs-at-law of Henry Miller, praying compensation for the military services of their ancestor in the revolutionary war; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, That the memorials and papers, on the files of the Senate, relating to the claims of Roddy, Carter, and Jennings, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Mason, Orderel, That the petition of Asenath M. Elliott, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On inotion by Mr. Bradbury, Ordered, That the memorial of Walter Colton, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion by Mr. Feich, Ordered, That the memorial of Ezra Williams, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Underwood, Ordered, That the documents on the files of the Senate, relating to the claim of William S. Waller, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Cass, Ordered, That the petition of Robert Armstrong, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Dawson, Ordered, That the memorial of Roger Jones, and the memorial of Margaret Hetzel, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Jones, of Iowa, Ordered, That the petition of Harriet R. F. Capron, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Brodhead submitted an additional docunent relating to the claim of Thomas Flanagan; which, with his petition on the files of the Senate, was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Jones, of Iowa, Ordered, That the Committee on Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of citizens of Niagara county, New York, in behalf of Stephen Warren, and that it be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the memorial of the heirs of Judith Worthen, deceased, reported a bill (S. 56) for their relief; which was read, and passed to the second reading

Mr. Hunter, agrecably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 57) to establish a board of accounts; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (S. 6) to establish a branch of the mint of the United States in California, reported it with amendments.

The Senate proceeded to consider the bill last mentioned (S. 6) as in Committee of the Whole, with the amendments reported thereto; and having been amended, it was reported to the Senate, and the amendments were concurred in.

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

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the bill (S. 3:2) for the relief of Margaret L. Worth, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the bill (S. 46) granting a pension to Sally T. Floyd, widow of George R. C. Flovi, late a lieutenant-colonel in the army of the United States, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred tie bill (5. 47) to revive a portion of an act for the relief of the widows of deceased soldiers, reported it without amendment.

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

Mr. President: The llouse of Representatives have passed the resolution from the Senate (S. R. 4) of welcome to Louis Kossuth.

They have appointeil a Joint Committee on Printing on their part, consisting of Mr. Gorman, of Indiana, Mr. liaven, of New York, and Mr. R. H. Stanton, of Kentucky.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled the joint resolution (S. R. 4) of welcome to Louis Kossuth.

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

Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled joint resolution, I am directed to bring it to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The President pro tempore signed the enrolled joint resolution last reported to have been examinel, (S. R. 4,) and it was delivered to the com raittee to be presented to the President of the United States.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the resolution in relation to the adjustment of the questions growing out of the institution of slavery; and. After lebate,

On inotion by Mr. Butler, The Senate atijourned.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1851.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, reported from the committee, that they yesterday presented to the President of the United States, an enrolled joint resolution (S. R. 4) of welcome to Louis Kossuth.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate, a report of the Secretary of State, showing the amount expended from the appropriation for the expenses of the agent of the Sublime Porte, and the balance remaining in the treasury; which was read.

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

Mr. Jones, of lowa, presented resolutions passed by the Legislature of Iowa, condemning the disposition shown in certain portions of the Union to set at defiance the laws of the land, and declaring its unyielding devotion to the Constitution and laws.

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