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sidered as in Committee of the Whole ; and, no amendments 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, reported a bill (S. 143) to authorize an exploration and reconnoissance of the courses of navigation used by whaling vessels in the regions of Bhering's straits, and also of such parts of the China seas, straits of Gaspar, and Java sea, as lie directly in the route of vessels proceeding to and from China; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

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

Mr. Foot, of Vermont, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of William Miller, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 144) for his relief.

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

Bayard, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of Ezra Williams, sutmitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 145) for his relief.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed. Mr. Bradbury, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 4) authorizing the payment of interest to the State of New Hampshire for advances made for the use and benefit of the United States in repelling invasion and suppressing insurrection at Indian Stream, in that State, reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 4) last mentioned; and, no amendmont being made, it was reported to the Senate. Ordered, That it pass to the third reading. The said bill was read a third time. Resolved, That it pass.

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

The engrossed resolution (S. 3) explanatory of the act approved September 28, 1850, entitled “ An act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States," was read the third time; and the title was amended.

Resolved, Tbat it pass, and that the title thereof be " An act to make land warrants assignable, and for other purposes.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 19) to extend the time for selecting lands granted to the State of Wisconsin for saline purposes, with the amendment reported thereto; and the reported amendment having been agreed to, the bill was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurred in.

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

The bill (S. 70) for the relief of the widows and relatives of certain officers and seamen of the United States brig Washington, who were lost overboard in a hurricane, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; 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 resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the joint resolution (II. R. 5) providing for the binding of certain documents; and, no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.
The said resolution was read the third time.
Resolved, That it pass.
Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 74) to authorize the State of Illinois to select the residue of the lands to which she is entitled under the act of 2d March, 1827, granting land to aid that State in opening a canal to connect the waters of the Illinois river with those of Lake Michigan; and, no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution reported by Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, the 20th instant, in relation to printing the proceedings of the court of inquiry in the case of Captain Latimer, of the navy; and, in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the charges and specifications, and also the report and opinion of a court of inquiry, in the case of William K. Latimer, and the letter of the Secretary of the Navy transmitting the same, and the general order in said case, dated July 1, 1851, be printed for the use of the Senate.

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

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

The President pro tempore signed the two enrolled bills (S. 71 and S. 99) last reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee to be presented to the President of the United States.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 1) granting the right of way and making a grant of land to the State of Iowa in aid of the construction of certain railroads in said State; and,

On motion by Mr. Davis, The Senate a journed.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1852. Mr. Sebastian presented a report and resolutions adopted by the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, relative to the causes of the explosion of steam-boilers, and the means of their prevention ; which were referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Davis presented the petition of citizens of Marblehead, Massachusetts, praying the repair of the sea-wall in the harbor of that town; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Morton presented a petition of George Jennings and others, praying that Thomas D. Jennings may be allowed to enter a certain tract of land settled by his father; which was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Morton presented the petition of William B. Davis, praying indemnity for losses sustained at Indian river during an outbreak of the Indians in Florida, in the year 1849; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Morton presented a petition of the assistant marshals for taking the census in Jackson and Calhoun counties, in Florida, praying additional compensation ; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Underwood presented the memorial of H. C. Allensworth, praying the appointment of a board to review the decisions of the late board of commissioners for settling claims against Mexico; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Underwood presented the petition of John B. Amos, praying remuneration for losses incurred in consequence of a change in his contract for carrying the mail; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Smith presented the petition of the children and heirs of John Fanning, a surgeon's mate in the revolutionary war, praying compensation for his services; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Foot presented resolutions passed by the legislature of Florida, in favor of a distribution of the decisions of the Supreine Court of the United States among the States; which were referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Foot presented a resolution passed by the legislature of Vermont, in favor of a grant of public land for the endowment of hospitals for the indigent insane; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

On motion by Mr. Smith, Ordered, That the petition of Samuel W. Chilson, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

On motion by Mr. Bell, Ordered, That the memorials of members of the bar of East Tennessee, on the files of the Senate, relating to the appointment of a separate judge for that district, de referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion by Mr. Miller, Ordered, That the petition of Samuel S. Marcy and others, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Dodge, of luwa, Ordered, That Elisha llampton and others have leave to withdraw the documents on the files of the Senate relating to their claim.

On motion by Mr. Brodhead, Ordered, That the petition of Mary E. D. Blaney, widow of George Blaney, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims

On motion by Mr. Gwin, Ordered, That leave be granted to withdraw from the files of the Senate the petition of citizens of San Francisco, California, presented January 2, 1852, in relation to the establishment of a branch mint at that place.

On motion by Mr. Underwood, Ordered. That William Tell Zollickoffer have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

On motion by Mr. Ilale, that two thousar d additional copies of the charges and specifications before a court of inquiry against William K. Latimer, a captain in the navy of the United States, and the accompanying papers, which were ordered to be printed, be printed for the use of the Senate,

Ordered, That the motion be referred to the Committee on Printing.

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following resolution; which was read:

Resolved, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be authorized to employ a clerk to said committee during the present session, at the usual compensation.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be and he is hereby directed to communicate to the Senate copies of all correspondence between his department, including the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and persons claiming to be creditors of the Western Cherokees, since the last session of Congress.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be requested to furnish, for the information of the Senate, a detailed statement of all cases where seizure and confiscation in pursuance of law may have taken place on the ground of undervaluation, or fraud, either in the invoice or entry made or attempted to be made, at the custom-house of any collection district of the United States, since the tariff act of the 30th July, 1846, went into operation; describing any such goods, and stating the place or country from whence imported; together with a like statement of all seizures and confiscations and prosecutions, if any, that may have taken place in pursuance of the directions of the collectors and other officers of the customs, contained in the circular instructions issued by the Secretary of the Treasury under date of the 12th October, 1849, in the following terms, to wit: 6 where the value declared in the entry shall, on due appraisement of the goods, be found to be so far below the foreign cost or market value as to raise a presumption of being fraudulently invoiced, seizure and confiscation of the goods should take place under the provisions of the act of 20 March, 1799, and prosecution of the offending party under the 19th section of the tariff act of the 30th August, 1812, instituted."

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

Resolred, That the Secretary of War be requested to furnish, for the use of the Senate of the United States, a copy of an original letter on the files of his department, from Colonel Benjamin Huger to General George Talcott, bearing date at Fort Monroe arsenal, November 5, 1850.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, reported from the committee, that they had presented to the President of the United States the bill (S. 71) authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to issue a register to the brig Ada; also the bill (S. 99) to provide a room for the Congressional Library.

Mr. Upham, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to whom was referred the memorial of Ira Day, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 147) for his relief.

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

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the bill (S. 33) for the relief of Mrs. E. A. McNeil, widow of the late General John McNeil, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Sebastian, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bills :

S. 148. A bill to revive, for a limited time, an act in relation to donations of land to certain persons in the State of Arkansas.

S. 149. A bill to release from reservation, and restore to the mass of public lands, certain lands in the State of Arkansas.

The said bills were read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Hunter, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a resolution (S. R. 14) in relation to ice-boats in the Potomac river; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Printing, to whom was referred the motion to print two thousand additional copies of the report of the Secretary of War in relation to the inundations of the river Mississippi, reported thereon; and, in concurrence with the report,

Ordered, That three thousand additional copies be printed of the said report, three hundred of which for the use of the Topographical Bureau.

The Senate procecided to consider the resolution submitted yesterday by Mr. Badger, to supply the new members of the Senate with the same number and description of books as were furnished the members of the Senate of the last Congress; and,

The resolution was agreed to.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Sumner, the 19th instant, in relation to abolishing the spirit ration in the navy, and increasing the pay of the culisted seamen; and,

The resolution was agreed to.

The resolution submitted by Mr. Norris, the 20th instant, in relation to bottling the accounts for reporting the proceedings of the Senate, was reall the second time, 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 following engrossed bills were severally read a third time:

S. 19. A bill to extend the time for selecting lands granted to the State of Wisconsin for saline purposes.

S. 70. A bill for the relief of the widows and relatives of certain officers and seamen of the United States brig Washington, who were lost overboard in a hurricane.

S. 74. A bill to authorize the State of Illinois to select the residue of the lands to which she is entitled under the act of 2d March, 1827, granting land to aid that State in opening a canal to connect the waters of the Illinois river with those of Lake Michigan.

S. 142. A bill to admit the hermaphrodite brig Sylphide to registry.

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

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

Î'he Senate resumed the consideration of the memorial presented by Mr.

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