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bill (S. 101) to remit or refund duties on goods, wares, and merchandise destroyed by fire, reported it with amendments.

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 89) for the relief of Williams, Staples and Williams, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Hunter, from the Comunittee on Finance, to whom was referred the till (H. R. 90) for the relief of James Ferguson, surviving partner of the firm of Ferguson and Milhado, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Berrien, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of William Woodbridge and Henry Chipman, reported a bill (S. 166) to provide compensation to William Woodbridge and Henry Chipman for services in adjusting titles to land in Michigan, and for other purposes; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

On motion by Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of J. Smith, and that it be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Downs, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of George Hervey.

On motion by Mr. Downs, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the farther consideration of the memorials of marshals and assistant marshals, praying additional compensation for their services in taking the seventh censis, which have been referred to the committee, and that the same be referred to the Committee of Claims. Mr. Downs, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 167) for the relief of L. E. L. A. Lawson, sole surviving heir of General Eleazer W. Ripley, deceased; which was read the first and second tides, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the uliciary.

Un motion by Mr. Norris, and by unanimous consent, the vote ordering ne resolution for settling the accounts for reporting the debates and proceedings of the Senate to be engrossed and read a third time, was reconsidered.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the said resolution; and having been amended on the motion of Mr. Norris to read as follows:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be and he is hereby antho Ezed and instructed to audit, and from time to time to settle the account 2. John C. Rives, for the reports of the Senate proceedings and debates paulished in the Daily Globe at seven dollars and fifty cents per column: Prorided, however, That in auditing and settling such accounts, nothing all be allowed for the publication of revised speeches, a report of which as once been published, nor lor messages and reports from the Executive feas of the government, nor for reports from committees of the Senate : Onlered, That the resolution be engrossed, and read a third time. Mr. Jones, of Iowa, reported from the committee that they presented to the President of the United States, the 26th instant, the following resoluton and acts:

II. R. 5. Resolution providing for the binding of certain documents.
H. R. 4. An act 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 said State.

H. R. 30. An act for the relief of the Virginia Woolen Company.
H. R. 50. An act for the relief of Edward Everett.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the resolution submitted the 24th December, in relation to the measures for the adjustment of the questions growing out of the institution of domestic slavery; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. McRae, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

After the consideration of Executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1852.

'The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report from the Secretary of the Interior, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 21st instant, information in relation to the plan adopted in preparing the census returns; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Hamlin,
Ordered, That it lie on the table, and be printed.

Mr. Cooper presented the petition of Margaret Barnitz, heir of David Grier, an officer in the revolutionary army, praying commutation pay; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Cooper presented a petition of citizens of Washington county, Pennsylvania, praying that the transportation of the mails on the Sabbath may be prohibited by law; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Cooper presented three memorials of citizens of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, praying the construction of a ship canal around the falls of the St. Mary's river; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Cooper presented a memorial of citizens of Alleghany county, Pennsylvania, praying an increase of the duty on salt; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Cooper presented a memorial of citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, praying the erection of harbors and breakwaters in the Delaware river; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Clarke presented a resolution of the legislature of Rhode Island, against restoring corporal punishment in the navy, and in favor of abolishing the spirit ration in that service.

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

Mr. Fish presented a petition of journeymen cigar-makers of Ogdensburg, New York, praying an increase of the duty on imported cigars; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Borland presented a petition of citizens of Arkansas, praying the establishment of a mail route from Boonville to Fort Smith; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Gwin presented a resolution of the legislature of California, recommending the payment of a debt incurred by the city of Sacramento in providing for the sick and the burial of deceased emigrants who arrived in that city.

Ordered, That it lie on the table, and be printed.

Mr. Douglas presented a memorial of the mayor and common council of the city of Chicago, Illinois, asking permission to make an alteration in the Chicago river for the improvement of the harbor at that place; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Stockton presented the memorial of J. M. Browne, praying that bounty land may be allowed to the volunteer companies called out for the protection of the maritime frontier of New Jersey in the last war with Great Britain; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

On motion by Mr. Miller, Ordered, That the memorial of inhabitants of Little Egg harbor, on the files of the Senate, relating to the improvement of that harbor, and the memorial of the townships of Ocean and Shrewsbury, New Jersey, on the files of the Senate, relating to the improvement of the Shrewsbury river, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion by Mr. Downs, Ordered, That the memorial of the first regiment of Louisiana volunteers, 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 Sally Bass, heir of Charles Pasteur, deceased, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the propriety of granting increased compensation to the officers of the army stationed in New Mexico.

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of C. H. Blood, reported that the prayer of the petition ought not to be granted.

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Sarah Flinn, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 168) for her relief.

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

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of David Osburn, reported a bill (S. 169) for his relief; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported a bill (S. 170) making an appropriation in part for the erection of the light-house on Sand Key, Florida ; which was read, and passed to a second reading.

T'he bill last mentioned was read 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.

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Mr. James, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Jane Irwin, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 171) for her relief; which was read, and passed to the second reading

Ordered, That the report be printed.

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the petition of George Jennings and others, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 172) for the relief of Thomas D. Jennings,

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

Mr. Dodge of Wisconsin, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred a memorial of John McReynolds, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 173) for the relief of John McReynolds, of Detroit, in the State of Michigan.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed. Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bradbury asked anıl obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 174) to alter and amend the judicial system of the United States; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. McRae asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 175) to repeal the provision in the act entitled “. An act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of the government for the year ending the 30th of June, 1852, and for other purposes," approved March 3, 1851, relating to the salaries of the officers of the Territories of the United States; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Juliciary..

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Fish asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 176) for the relief of William Bedient, late a sergeant in the fourth regiment of artillery; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Pensions.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a bill (H. R. 46) providing for carryingin to execution, in further part, the twelfth article of the treaty with Mexico concluded at Guadalupe Hidalgo; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill (H. R. 46) this day received from the House of Representatives for concurrence, was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent.

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

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the whole, the consideration of the resolution (S. R. 2) expressive of the sympathy of Congress for the exiled Irish patriots, Smith O'Brien and Thomas 'T.. Meagher, and their associates. An amendment having been proposed by Jir. Shields :

On motion by Mr. Shields, Ordered, That the further consideration of the resolution be postponed to, and be the special order of the day for Thursday, the 5th of February next.

On motion by Mr. Underwood, The Senate proceeded to consider the motion made by Mr. Bright, the 7th instant, to reconsider the vote on passing the 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; and,

On the question to agree to the motion,
It was determined in the negative.

The engrossed resolution for settling the accounts for reporting the debates and proceedings of Congress, was read a third time.

Resolved, That it pass.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a bill (H. R. 63) entitled “An act for the relief of American citizens lately imprisoned and pardoned by the Queen of Spain;" in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the resolution sabmitted by Mr. Fonte of Mississippi, the fth of December last, in relation to the adjustment. of the questions arising out of the institution of slavery; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Sebastian, The Senate alljourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1852.

'The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a letter from the Treasarer of the United States, communicating copies of his accounts of receipts and disbursements for the service of the Post Office Department for the year ending 30th June, 1851; which was read.

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

Mr. Pearce presented the memorial of Augusta Ogilen Boyd, praying the continuance of her pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Dodge submitted a document in support of the petition of citizens of Kanesville, Iowa, for a grant of land for the benefit of that town; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Felch presented a petition of John Gray, praying remuneration for a pair of horses taken by the United States troops during the last war with Great Britain ; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Pratt presented the memorial of Henry Mankin, praying that the Postmaster General may be authorized to contract with him and his associates, merchants residing in Baltimore and Rio de Janeiro, for the transportation of the mail in steaners from Baltimore and Norfolk to St. Thomas and Barbadoes, in the West Indies, Para, Pernambuco, and Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, and Monte Video, in Buenos Ayres; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

On motion by Mr. Hale, Ordered, That the petition of Thomas Butler, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion by Mr. Hamlin, Ordered, That Anna McLean have leave to withdraw her memorial and papers.

On motion by Mr. Shields,

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