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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1852.

On motion hy Mr. Walker, Ordered, That the order of the Senate assigning Friday of each weck' to the consideration of private bills he suspended until 1 o'clock this day.

Vr. Seward presented the memorial of David Hull, praying the estih. lishment of a tribunal to review the decisions of the late board of commis. sioners for the settlement of claims of American citizens against Mexico; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

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

Mr. Jones, of Towa, presented a petition of citizens of Iowa, anii the proceedings of a meeting of citizens of Salem, in that State, in favor of donations of land to the Dubuque and Keokuk, and Davenport and Couci Bluffs railroads.

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

Mr. Foot presented the petition of Eliza Ann Ellison, only child and heir of David Lund, praying a pension for the services of her father in the last war with Great Britain ; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Foot presented a memorial of citizens of Rutland county, Vermont, remonstrating against the further extension of Woodworth's patent; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Miller presented a petition of citizens of New Jersey, praying that the introdluction of foreign convicts, felons and paupers into this country, may be prohibited by law; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Sunith presented a petition of citizens of Waterbury, Connecticut, praying the construction of a ship canal around the Sant Ste. Marie.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. James presented a petition of journeymen cigar makers of Providence, Rhode Island, praying an increase of the duties on cigars; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Dawson presented the memorial of Captain L. McLaws, of the United States army, praying to be allowed the difference between the pay of a lieutenant and that of a captain in the staff, the duty of which he performed; and the same additional compensation for the time he served in New Mexico as was allowed to officers in Oregon and California during the years 1849, 18.50, and 1851 ; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Bright presented a resolution of the common council of the city of Jefferson, Indiana, communicating information in relation to the Louisville a d Portland canal; wliich was referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

Mr. Downs presented a memorial of underwriters of New Orleans, praying the enactment of a law to prevent needless detentions and expenses in proceedings in admiralty; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary:

Mr. Hunter presented a memorial of members of the legislature of Pennsylvania, representing that they do not consider the bridge over the Ohio river at Wheeling such an obstruction to the trade on that river as to require its greater eleration, or its abatement as a nuisance, and praying such protection as Congress can give; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Brodhead presented resolutions of the legislature of Pennsylvania, in relation to the bridge over the Ohio river at Wheeling; which were referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Fish presented a petition of passed midshipmen in the navy, praying that a separate grade may be established by law, with an increase of pay, for that class of officers; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Fish presented a meinorial of Henry Grinnell and others, citizens of New York, praying that another expedition may be fitted out to search for Sir John Franklin; which was referred to ile Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Bradbury presented in memorial of assistant marsuals for taking the beventh census in Somerset county, Maine, praying additional compensation; which was rererred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Brailbury submitted documents in relation to the impositions practised upon passengers by steamers to California; which were referred to Committee on l'ommerce.

Mr. Felch presented two petitions of citizens of Michigan, praying & grant of land to the State to aid in the construction of the Oakland and Ottitwa railroad; which were referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Hamlin presented a communication from citizens of Brunswick, Maine, complaining of the treatment received by passengers going to and from California; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion by Mr. Bright, Ordered, That ihe petition of Jolin Spencer, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

On motion by Mr. Seward, Ordered, That the petition of Elisha W. B. Mools, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Commercc.

On motion by Mr. Ilunter, Ordered, That one thousand copies of the report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the finances, heretofore ordered to be printed, be for the use of the Treasury Department.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of increasing the salaries of the circuit judges of the District of Columbia.

Mr. Cooper submitted the following resolution for consideration :

liesolved, That the Comunittee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of increasing the salary of the ditsrict judge of the United States for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, so that it shall hereafter be the same as that of the district judge of the l'nited States for the southern district of New York.

On motion by Mr. Badgar,

Ordered, That when the Senate adjoumns, it be to Mocday rext.

On motion by Mr. Walker, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Clains be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Avery Downer, and that it be referred to the Conimittee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Hamlin, Ordered, That the Committee on Commerce be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of sundry merchants of New York, and that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

On motion by Mr. Pratt, Ordered, That the Committee of Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of the widow of William Reily, and that it be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred a bill (S. 176) for the relief of William Bedient, late a sergeant in the fourth regiment of artillery, reported the same without amendment, and submitted a report (No. 85) on the subject; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Jones, of low:, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom the fol lowing suhjects were referred:

Petition of Nathaniel Motherhead;
Petition of Abigail Brown, widow of Ebenezer Brown;

Memorial of the widow of John Scollay; submitted an adverse report on each case, (Nos. , 87, 88,) which were severally ordered to be printed.

Vr. Gwin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of James Glynn, subroitted a report, (No. 88.) accompanied by a bill (S. 234) for his relief.

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

Mr. Foot, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of the representative of Henry King, submitted a report, (No. 81.) accompanied by a bill (S. 235) for his relief.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed. Mr. Foot, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, to whom Wes referred the memorial of Cornelius Oakley, submitted an adverse report; which was read.

Agreeably to notice, Vr. Seward asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 236) to incorporate the Sisters of Visitation of Washington, in the District of Coluabia : which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Commitree on the District of Columbia.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution comitted yesterday by Nir. Brodhead, in relation to contracts for dry docks; and tħe resolution was agreed to.

"The Senate resumed, as in Cornmittee of the Whole, the bill (S. SO for the relief of Thomas H. Leggett; and,

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Ordered, That the further consideration thereo be postponed to Friday next.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the whole, the bill (S. 147) for the relief of Ira Day, of Vermont; and,

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to Friday

next.

The bill (S. 185) for the relief of the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company 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.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 33, for the relief of Mrs. E. A. McNeil, widow of the late General John McNeil; and, the blank having been filled with the word "thirty," the bill Fas reported to the Senate.

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

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. P. Barry Flays, Chief Clerk:

Mr. Speaker: The House of Representatives have passed a bill (H. R. 95) for the relief of the heirs of John Jackson ; also a bill (H. R. 96) for the relief of Gustavus A. de Russy, late an acting purser in the navy; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The two bills (H. R. 95, 96) brought from the House of Representatives for concurrence, were severally read the first and second times, by unanimoils consent.

Ordered, That they be referred to the Committee ou Naval Affairs.
The following engrossed bills were read a third time:

S. 165. An act extending like privileges to those conferred by the act entitled “ An act allowing drawback upon foreign merchandise exported in the original packages to Chihuahua and Santa Fé, Mexico, and to the British North American provinces adjoining the United States," approved Su March, 1845, to foreign merchandise exported to Mexico by certain indicated routes.

S. 183. An act for the relief of the Raleigh and Gastou Railroad Company.

Rr-solred. That the said bills pass, and that their respective titles be as aforesaid.

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

On notion, the Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1852.

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

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

Mr. Seward presented a petition of citizens of Pittsburg and its vicinity, ia Pennsylvanië, praying a declaration by Congress of their recognition of the law against forcible intervention in the internal affairs of other govern wants, and to prevent its infraction ;

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Soulé presented a resolution of the legislature of Louisiana, in favor of the establishment of a waval depot and navy yard at New Orleans.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Soulé presented a resolution of the legislature of Louisiana, in favor of the establishvient of a post office in that part of the parish of Assumption lying on Grand river, and on the mail-route between Donaldsonville and Opelousas; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Brodhead presented resolutions of the legislature of Pennsylvania, a relation to the harbors in the Delaware river and bay; which were referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Brodhead presented at resolution of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society in favor of the establishinent of an agricultural bureau; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

J[r. Brodhead presented two memorials of citizens of Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, praying a modification of the tariff of 1846, and an increase of the duty on iron; which were referred to the Committee on Finance,

Jr. Brolhead presented 1 petition of inhabitants of Pennsylvania, praying that the transportation of the mail on Sunday may be prohibited b; law; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Brodhead presented two petitions of citizens of Philadelphia, praying an extension of Woolworth's patent for a planing machine ; which stre referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Brodhead presented two petitions of citizens of Pennsylvania, re#w-nstrating against an extension of a patent granted to Austin and Zebulon Parker for improvements in water-wheels; which were referred to :he Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Brodhead presented two petitions of citizens of Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, praying a modification of the bounty land law; which were irferred to the Committee on Public Lands.

JIr. Brodhead presented it petition of citizens of Northampton, PennTlvania, remonstrating against an extension of Woodworth's pateat for a planing machine; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and le Patent Office.

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

Mr. Chase presented a memorial of citizens of Ohio, praying that the transportation of the mails on Sunday may be prohibited by law; which aus referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Chase presented five petitions of citizens of Cleveland and Ohio ity, Ohio, praying the construction of : ship canal around the Saut Sto. Marie.

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

AIr. Chase presented a memorial of citizens of Cincinnati, Ohio, pray faiz the construction of another canal around the falls of the Ohio river;

ik was referre i to the Committee on Roads and Canals,

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