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sickness from discharging his duties as surgeon at the United States arsenal, at Allegheny, Pennsylvania; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Cass presented a memorial of a Committee of Inventors and Patentees, praying certain amendments to the patent laws; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Spruance presented a petition of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying an appropriation for the construction of piers and harbors in the Delaware river and bay; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, That the petition of Nathaniel Kuykendall, on the files fof the Senate, be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

On motion by Mr. Smith, Ordered, That the petition of Frances P. Gardner, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Morton, Ordered, That the memorial of John Tucker, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Morton, Ordered, That the petition of Gad Humphreys, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Morton, Ordered, That the petition of the heirs of John Underwood, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for granting a right of way through the public lands to all railroad companies authorised by the laws of the respective States to construct said roads, where the same pass through such lands.

On motion by Mr. Hale, Ordered, That the report of the Secretary of the Navy, communicating the proceedings of the court of inquiry in the case of William K. Latimer, a captain in the navy, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

dr. Davis, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 69) for the relief of Enoch Baldwin and others, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Davis also submitted a report on the subject, which was ordered to be printed.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Brodhead asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 105) for the payment of outstanding loan office and final settlement certificates, issued for moneys loaned, or for services, or for supplies, during the revolutionary war; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sebastian asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 106) granting the right of way, and making a grant of land to the State of Arkansas in aid of the construction of certain railroads in said State ; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Geyer asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 107) declaring the assent of Congress to an act of the State of Missouri to impose a tax on lands hereafter sold by the United States therein, from and after the day of sale; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Cass, the 29th December, in relation to the construction of the Capitol, and the restoration of the library; and,

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Clemens, the 6th instant, in relation to rules and regulations for the marine corps of the United States ; and the resolution was agreed to.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Shields, the 9th instant, in relation to the temporary employment of a draughtsman; and the resolution was agreed to.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 15) to establish a navy-yard and depot on the Bay of San Fiancisco, in California, and for other purposes; and,

On motion by Mr. Brodhead, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to Monday next.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Forney, their Clerk:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed the follow-
H. R. 30. An act for the relief of the Virginia Woolen Company.
H. R. 50. An act for the relief of Edward Everett.
H. R. 51. An act for the relief of David C. Cash and Giles U. Ellis.
H. R. 52. An act for the relief of John W. Robinson.
H. R. 53. An act for the relief of Gardner Herring.
H. R. 56. An aet for the relief of Albra Tripp.

H. R. 54. An act for the relief of Silas Champion, of the State of New York.

H. R. 55. An act for the relief of Philip Miller.
H. R. 57. An act for the relief of Joseph Johnston.
H. R. 58. An act for the relief of Robert Milligan.
H. R. 59. An act for the relief of Sylvanus Blodget.
H. R. 60. An act for the relief of Amos Knapp.

H. R. 61. An act for the payment of arrears of pension to the guardian of Artemas Conant.

In which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The joint resolution (H. R. 6) to authorise the Postmaster-General to legalize certain contracts for the transportation of the mail in California and Oregon, was read a third time.

Resolved, That this resolution pass.
Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.
The following engrossed bills were severally read a third time:

S. 18. An act for the relief of Mrs. A. M. Dade, widow of the late Major F. L. Dade, United States army.

ing bills:

S. 42. An act for the relief of Richard Chaney and others.
S. 66. An act for the relief of William P. Greene.
S. 67. An act granting relief to John A. McGaw, of New York.

S. 76. An act for the relief of the personal representatives of William A. Slacum, deceased.

S. 83. An act for the relief of Mrs. Margaret Hetzel, widow and administratrix of A. R. Hetzel, late assistant quartermaster in the army of the United States.

S. 84. An act for the relief of Adjutant-General Roger Jones.

S. 85. An act for the relief of the representatives of Joseph Watson, deceased.

S. 88. An act for the relief of Rufus Dwinel.
S. 93. An act for the relief of Allen G. Jolinson.

S. 95. An act to extend a patent heretofore granted to Jolin Shly, of the State of Georgia.

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

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

'The Senate resumed the consideration of the resolution submitted the 4th December, in relation to the adjustment of the questions growing out of the institution of domestic slavery; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Davis, The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 1852.

zír. Seward presented the petition of the widow of Orlando Pierce, a private soldier, who was killed in the war with Mexico, praying a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Rusk presented the petition of F. MacManus, praying the enactment of a law to authorize debenture on goods transported through Port La Baca, San Antonio, and the Rio Grande, to Mexico; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Bradbury submitted additional documents in relation to the claims of the States of Maine and Massachusetts against the United States under tie fourth article of the treaty of Washington, of August 9, 1842; which Were referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, presented the memorial of Benjamin S. Roberts, an officer in the army, praying indemnity for losses sustained during the war with Mexico; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Seward presented a petition of citizens of New York, praying the intervention of this Government in behalf of the people of Hungary, as invoked by Louis Kossuth in a speech made at a banquet given to him by the municipal authorities of that city; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Gwin presented a memorial of officers of the army stationed in California, praying that the additional pay allowed to officers and soldiers serving in Oregon and California, may be continued; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Fish presented a petition of the assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in Westchester county, New York, praying additional compensation; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Shields presented a petition of citizens of Illinois, praying a grant of the right of way through the public lands for a railroad from Shawneetown to the Mississippi river, opposite St. Louis, Missouri; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Stockton presented two petitions of citizens of New Jersey, praying that corporal punishment may not be introduced into the naval service.

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

Mr. Underwood presented a petition of citizens of Nashville, Tennessee, and the proceedings of the general council of the city of Louisville, Kentucky, in favor of the purchase by the United States of the stock held by private individuals in the Louisville and Portland Canal.

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

Mr. Douglas presented a memorial of Robert H. Caffee and others lately attached to the Commission for running and marking the boundary line between the United States and Mexico, praying to be allowed their pay and travelling expenses from the time they ceased to be employed on that service until their return to their homes; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Clarke, Ordered, That the petition of Nancy Bowen, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Ordered, That the memorial of Elizabeth V. Lomax, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Seward, Ordered, That the petition of George G. Bishop and Peter U. Morgan, administrators of John Arnold, deceased, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Pearce submitted the following resolutions; which were considered by unanimous consent, and agreed to.

Resolved, That of the synoptical index of the laws prepared and printed, pursuant to a resolution of the Senate, there be distributed, in the same manner as the copies of Little & Brown's edition of the laws were distributed under the act of August 8, 1846, (except to the Library of Congress) six hundred and seventy copies, and to each member of the Senate and House of Representatives, who has not already received the same, one сору, , and that ten copies be placed in the Library of Congress.

Resolved, That each member of the Senate be furnished with the ninth volume of Little & Brown's edition of the Laws, and that the preceding volanes be furnished to those members who have not already received them.

Mr. Shields being, on his motion, excused from serving on the Committee on Public Lands,

On motion by Mr. Shields, Ordered, That a member be appointed by the President pro tempore to fill the vacancy; and,

Mr. Borland was appointed. Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of William A. Duer, administrator of William A. Duer, deceased, submitted an adverse report; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 75) to revive and continue in force, for a limited time, the provisions of an act relative to suspended entries of public land, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 91) to establish an additional land office in Michigan, reported it without amendment.

On motion by Mr. Felch, Ordered, That the Committee on Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of the late and present land officers of Dixon, Illinois, praying additional compensation on account of services connected with bounty lands, and from the several memorials and petitions on the same subject, referred to the committee.

Mr. Sebastian, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (S. 100) for the relief of Thomas Snodgrass, reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the last mentioned bill, (S. 100) 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.

Mr. Seward, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred a communication from Aaron N. Palmer, submitted a report, accompanied by the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be discharged from the further consideration of the communication of Aaron H. Palmer, relating to the colonial dependencies of Japan, and a plan for opening that empire to the commerce of the United States.

The Senate proceeded, by unanimous consent, to consider the resolution; and, The resolution was agreed to.

On motion by Mr. Seward, Ordered, That the report be printed.

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred a memorial of citizens of Portland, Maine, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 108) making an appropriation for the erection of a marine hospital at Portland, Maine.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed. Mr. Fish, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 109) to increase the salary of the district judge of the United States for the southern district of Florida ; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion by Mr. Shields, Ordered, That the Committee on Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of James B. Cushing and others.

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