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146) to make land warrants assignable, with amendments; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

On motion by Mr. Dawson, to reconsider the vote on the indefinite postponement of the bill (H. R. 51) for the relief of David C. Cash and Gies U. Ellis :

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

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the resolution (S. R. 13) reaffirming the doctrine of non-intervention; and after debate,

On motion by Mr. Clarke, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until tomorrow.

After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1852.

Mr. Wade presented a memorial of the assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in Clinton county, Ohio, praying additional compensation; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Downs presented the memorial of William R. Glover and James J. Wright, praying that the Postmaster General may be authorized to contract with them for the transportation of the mails between New Orleans and Vera Cruz, touching at Tampico; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Badger presented seven memorials of assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in North Carolina, praying additional compensation; which were referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Shields presented the memorial of John A. Dix and John A. Bolles, sureties of the late R. S. Dix, praying certain credits in the settlement of his accounts as a paymaster in the army; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Shields presented a petition of the president and directors of the Mississippi and Atlantic Railroad Company, praying the right of way and a donation of land; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Shields presented the petition of John Mitchell, praying to be allowed arrears of pension ; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Shields presented two petitions of citizens of Illinois, praying the right of way and a donation of land for the construction of a railroad from Shawneetown to the Mississippi river opposite to St. Louis; which were referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Shields presented the petition of Jeremiah Twomy, praying compensation for a coat lost while he was aiding in extinguishing the fire in the Capitol the 24th of December last; which was referred to the Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate.

Mr. Shields presented the memorial of Mary Ann W. Van Ness, praying an extension of the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, so as to allow her un appeal from a decision of the circuit court for the District of Columbia, in a suit in which she was a party.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Clemens presented the petition of William O'Brien, a lieutenant in the late war with Mexico, praying three months' extra pay and his travelling expenses home; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs,

Mr. Fish presented a petition of bank officers and others of Albany, New York, praying the establishment of a mint in the city of New York; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Bradbury presented a memorial of merchants, shippers, ship-owners, underwriters, and others, of Bath, Maine, praying that the act of March 3, 1847, for the reduction of the costs and expenses of proceedings in adiniralty against ships and vessels may not be repealed; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion by Mr. Pearce, Ordered, That the petition of Chester Griswold, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Vr. Shields, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of documents relating to the claim of John P. Dural, and that they be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Shields, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of documents in relation to the claim of the widow of brevet Major J. P. J. O'Brien, and that they be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Clemens, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the memorial of the officers of the first regiment of Louisiana volunteers, submitted an adverse report; which was read.

Mr. Pearce, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the Lil! (S. 44) in addition to, and amendatory of an act entitled “An act to provide for the settlement of the accounts of public officers and others who may have received moneys arising from military contributions or otherwise, in Mexico," approved March 3, 1819, reported it with an amendment.

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of a company of sappers and miners, reported a bill (S. 199) to repeal the act entitled “An act for the organization of a company of rappers, miners, and pontoniers," approved May 15, 1846; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Shields also submitted a report on the subject.

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Thomas Pember, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 200) for his relief.

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

The bill (S. 25) supplementary to the several acts of Congress providing for the better security of the lives of passengers on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam, and for other purposes, was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pays, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bar

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 146) to make land warrants assignable, and for other purposes; anul

Ordereid, "I'hat they be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.
A messa ye from the Ilouse of Representatives, by Mr. Forney, their Clerk:

Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed to f'n rolled bills (H. R. 46, 63) I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The President pro tempore signed the two enrolled bills yesterday reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee to be presented to the President of the United States.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the resolution (S. R. 2) expres. sive of the sympathy of Congress for the exiled Irish patriotis, Smith O'Brion and Thomas T. Meagher, and their associates; and,

On motion by Mr. Seward, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until tomorrow.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the resolution (S. P. 13) re-thirmuing the doctrine of non-intervention; and, After lebate,

On motion by Ir. Clemens, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to Tours day, the 12th instant, and be the order of the day,

After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourneul.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1832.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate o report of the Secresary of State, cominunicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, information in relation to the proceedings of the late board of commissioners on claims against Mexico, and the adequacy of the sun designated in the treaty for the full payment of the awards made by that board; which was rend, ... On anotion by Mr. Mason,

Ondereil, That it be referred to the f'omunittee on Foreign Relations, and printer.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Interior, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, copies of :]l correspondence between that department, including the office of Inclian Affairs, and persons claiming to be creditors of the Western Cherokees, since the last session of Congress; which was read.

On nation by Mr. Sebastian, ??

dereitThat it be referred to the Committee on India Affairs, and printed. -* ,

Mr. Atchison presented the petition of the guardian of the heirs of the late:Major Thomas Noel, of the army of the United States, praying the settlement of bis, accornts: rhin was referred to the Committing on MiliMr. Butler presentert a memorial of the Chamber of Commerce of New York, praying that a light-ship, with a fog-bell on board, may be moored between the shoals off Cape Roman, on the coast of South Carolina ; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

tary Affairs.

Mr. Wade presented three memorials of assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in Ohio, praying additional compensation ; which were referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Cooper presented the petition of Sinon P. Kase, praying the purchase by the government of the right to use his patent force-pump and fire-engine; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Miller presented the memorial of Sarepta Cleveland, praying remuneration for a house belonging to her father, Jonathan Skinner, destroyed by the enemy during the revolutionary war; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Clains.

Mr. Badger presented a memorial of S. N. Smithurst, assistant marshal for taking the seventh census in Martin county, North Carolina, praying additional compensation ; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Barlger submitted an alditional document in relation to the petition of H. P. Lewis, assistant marshal for taking the seventh census in Tyrrel county, North Carolina ; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Chase presented a memorial of inhabitants of Warren, Illinois, praying that the transportation of the mail on Sunday may be prohibited by law; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Underwood presented the petition of Carl Prochaski and other Polish exiles, representing that Adolphus Prochaski, a brother of one of the petitioners, and others, who were banished to Siberia, are now suffering, and are entitled to a share of the generous sympathy of this country.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Chase presented two memorials of assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in Ohio, praying additional compensation ; which were referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Chase presented two petitions of merchants and others, of Philadelphia, praying the construction of an additional canal around the falls of the Ohio river; which were referred to the Committee on Roavis and Canals.

Mr. Dawson presented the petition of Avery Downer, praying a pension for services during the revolutionary war; which was referred 10 thie Conmittee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Seward presented the petition of William Woodbridge, praying is section of land in consideration of the services of his father, a sollier in the tevolutionary war; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Felch presented the petition of William H. Platt, president of the Alton and Sangamon Railroad Company, in the State of Illinois, praying a grant of land to aid in the construction of that railroadl; which was referred to the Comunittee on Public Lands.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, presented the mentorial of Benjainin S. Roberts, praying to be allowed the pay and emoluments of a lieutchant of dragoons from the time he was discharged from the army to the time of his appointment as a lieutenant of mounted rifiemen ; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, presented the petition of Benjamin Arnold, praying indemnity for property destroyed by the enemy during the last war with Great Britain ; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, presented a petition of citizens of Guthrie county, Iowa, praying a donation of land for the use of the county seat of that county; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, presented the petition of James C. Mitchell, and the petition of William Simpson, praying a donation of land for the benefit of the town of Kanesville, Iowa ; which were referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

On motion by Mr. Norris, Ordered, That the petition of John McAvoy, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Cass submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructeil to inquire into the expediency of increasing the salary of the district judge of the United States for the district of Michigan.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be directed to inquire into the expedierey of establishing a post route from Rockland, in the county of Sinclair, to the Isle Au Haut, in the county of Lincoln, in the State of Maine.

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

I transmit to Congress a copy of the instruction despatched frora the Department of State to the Minister of the United States at London, respecting the attack on the Cnited States steamer Prometheus, in the harbor of San Juan de Nicaragua, by the British brig-of-war Express; and also a copy of the despatches of Mr. Lawrence to that department, and of his correspondence with her Britannic Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on the same subject.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, February 10, 1852. The

message was read. Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relatioris, and printed.

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

I transmit herewith a report from the Secretary of the Interior, containing a report from Thomas U. Walters, architect for the extension of the Capitol.

MILLARD FILLMORE. EXECUTIVE CHAMBER,

Washington City, February 10, 1852.

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