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pensation for services as messenger in the penitentiary of the District of Columbia; which was referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

Mr. Shields presented the petition of Jacob Banta, praying authority to locate and enter land in virtue of two revolutionary bounty land certificates; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, submitted a document in relation to the claim of R. C. Patterson against the government of Mexico; which was referred to the select committee appointed on the subject of claims against Mexico.

Mr. Stockton presented a petition of citizens of New Jersey, praying that the introduction of convicts, felons, and foreign paupers into the United States, may be prohibited by law; which was referred to the Conimittee on Commerce.

Mr. Stockton presented a petition of citizens of Germantown, Pennsylvania, praying a modification of the bounty land liw; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

On motion by Nir. Jones, of Iowa, Ordered, That the resolution of the legislature of Iowa, on the files the Senate, relating to the pension claim of Silas Messenger, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Rusk, Ordered, That the memorial of John R. Jefferson, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Conmittee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

On motion by Mr. Foot, Ordered, That the memorial of F. JIuttmann, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Clemens, Ordered, That the petition of Seneca G. Simmons, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Comunittee on Military Affairs.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to report to the Senate any information in his possession, touching the necessity of establishing suitable depots for the preservation of the gunpowder belonging to the United States, and whether the public service requires the establishment of such depots.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of War communicate to the Senate a map of the Territory of New Mexico, compiled by Brevet Lieutenant J. G. Parke, United States topographical engineers, by order of Brevet Colonel J. Munroe, United States army, commanding ninth military department.

On motion by Mr. Atchison, Ordered, That the Committee on Indian Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of resolutions passed at a meeting of the inhabitants of the town of Milton, Indiana, and that they be referred to the Committee on Territories.

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of the heirs of James Perrie and Lucy Perrie, subinitted an adverse report (No. 121); which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Bradbury, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of Jehiel Brooks, subuitted an adverse report.

On motion by Mr. Felch, Ordered, That the Committee on Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of a memorial of citizens of Californiing presented the 18th of February.

On motion ly Mr. Felch, Ordered, That the Committee on Public Lands be lischarged from the further consideration of the following subjects:

Memorial of the commissioners of the asylum for the deaf and club at Fulton, Missouri;

Memorial of the legislature of tlie State of Alabama respecting a lunatic asylum, and the education of the blind, deaf, and dunb;

Resolution of the legislature of the State of Vermont in relation to the indigent insane.

On motion by Mr. Clemens, Ordered, That the Committee on Private Lani Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of John B. Johnson and Thomas Johnson.

Mr. Atchison, from the Committee on Indian Afairs, to whom was reforred the memorial of John A. Bryan, submitted a report, (No. 117) accompanied by a resolution (S. R. 27) for his relief.

The resolution was reail, and passed to the second realing.
Ordered, That the report be printed.

On motion by Vir. Downs, Ordered, That the Committee on Private Land Claius be discharged from the further consideration of the bill (S. 269) to authorize the payment by the surveyor general of California for the surveys which may be exeented vf any claims which have been or may be presented to the board of land commissioners for adjudication under the act of Congress approved March 2, 18:51, to ascertain and settle the private lanı claims in the State of California, and that it be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred a memorial of Nari: Taylor, submitted a report, (No. 118) accompanied by a bill (No. 286) for her relief.

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

Mr. Felel, from the Committee on Public Lands, to who'n was referred the petition of James Higginbotham, submitted a report, (No. 119) accompanied by a bill (S. 287) for his relief.

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

Mr. Fish, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Thomas Varston Taylor, submitted a report, (No. 120) accompanied by a bill (S. 288) for his relief.

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

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the petition of George W. Dent, submitted an adverse report (No. 122); which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the petition of William Woodbrulg, submitted an adverse report (No. 123); which was ordered to be printed.

The engrossed bill (S. 87) to grant the right of pre-emption to settlers on the public land known as the Maison Rouge grant, was read a third time, and the title was amended.

Resolveu, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be “An set to grant the right of pre-emption to settlers on the public land known as the Maison Rouge grant, anıl for other purposes.

Virierei, imai the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

The engrossed bill (S. 162) for the rilief of William A. Christian, was rea'l a third time.

Resolreed, That this bill pass.

On motion by Ir. Gwin to reconsider the vote on the passing of the bill last mentioned, It was determined in the affirmative; anii,

On motion by Mr. Gwin,
Orrlered, That tlie bill lie on the table.
The following engrossed bills were read a third time:

S. 157. Bill for the relief of the securities of Elijah J. Weed, late our termaster of marines, deceased ;

$. 158. Bill for the relief of Nancy Wright; S. 159. Bill for the relief of Robert Jamison and Benjamin Williamson; S. 100. Bill for the relief of Nathaniel Kuykendall; S. 166. bill to provide compensation to Willian Woodbridge and Henry Chipman for services in arljusting titles to land in Michigan, and for other purposes;

S. 168. Bill for the relief of Sarah Flinn;
S. 169. Bill for the relief of David Osburn;
S. 172. Bill for the relief of Thomas D. Jennings;

S. 173. Bill for the relief of John McReynolds, of Detroit, in the State of Michigan;

S. 177. Bill for the relief of Samuel Bray;
S. 178. Bill for the relief of Thomas Rhodes:

Resolved. That the sail bills pass, and that the titlos thereof be as aforesaid.

Oriterel, Tit the Secretary request the concurrence of the Ilvase of Representatives therein.

A message from the lionse of Representatives, by Mr. Hayes, chief clerk :

Mr. President: The Speaker of the use of Representatives having .signed an enroller bill, am directed to bring it to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The House of Representatives have passed the joint resolution from the Senate (S. R. 17) to authorize the continuance of the work upon the two wings of the Capitol, with an amendment, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The President pro tempore signed the enrolled bill (S. 184) last reported to lave been examined, and it was delivered to the committee to bo pre sented to the President of the United States.

"The Senate proceeded to consider the amendment of the House of Representatives to the joint resolution (S. R. 17) to authorize the continuando of the work upon the two wings of the Capitol; and,

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

The Senate resumed, 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 lowa, in aid of the construction of certain railroads in said State; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, March 16, 1852.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a letter from the Commissioner of Patents, communicating that portion of the report of the proceedings of his office, for the year 1851, which relates to the arts anil manufactures ; which was read.

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

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of War, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a report, by Joshua Barney, of the survey, estimates, &c., of a route from St. Louis to the Big Bend of the Rest river; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Jones, of lowa, (Ordered, That it be printed.

Mr. Foot presented the petition of Sarah Smithi, widow of Alba ('. Smith, a soldier in the army, praying a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Chase presented a petition of J. H. Hitchcock, and o:hers, members of the House of Representatives of the State of Ohio, remonstrating against the further extension of Woodworth's patent for a planing machine; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Gwin presented the memorial of Maria C. G. Johnson), widow of Jarnes Johnson, praying indemnity for losses sustained during the late war with Mexico; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Gwin presented the memorial of David W. Alexander, asking indemnification for losses sustained by hin during the late war with Mexico; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Rusk presented the petition of Richard Eaton, praying a pension in consideration of injuries received in the inilitary service, vluring the Florida war; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Hale presented a memorial of inhabitants of Washington county, Illinois, praying that the transportation of the mails on Sunday may be prohibited by law;

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Hale presented the petition of Sarah F. Gowell, widow of a soldier in the last war with Great Britain, praying a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Shields presented the petition of William Smith, praying bounty land for services as a soldier in the Florida war; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Soulé presented a resolution of the legislature of Louisiana, in favor

of the establishment of a mail route from the mouth of Red river to Natchitoches; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Pot Roads.

On motion by Mr. Clarke, Ordered, That the petition of Catharine G. l'imney, for herself and others, heirs of officers and soldiers of the Rhode Island brigade, on the files of the Senatr, he referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion by Mr. Foot, Omp. That the documents on the files of the Senate relating to the claim of John Newton be referred to the Comunittee on Public Lands.

Pr. Jones, of Lora, subinitted the following resolution for consideration:

liesolseil, That five thousand copies of a journal of a military reconmaissance fion Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Navajo country, made with the troops under cominánd of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel John M. Washington, chief of ninth nilitary department, anii governor of New Mexico, in 1819, by James II. Simpson. A. M., First Lieutenant, corps of topographical ginecrs, be printed for ile isc of the Senate.

The Seunde proceeded to consider the said re-cution hy unanimous consont; and,

Ordered, that the formed to the Committee on Printing.

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

Rusoireil, Thot the Secretary of War be directed to have prepared and communicated to the Senate, an estimate of the cost of constructing : basin at the terminus of the Chesapeake anıl Ohio canal, at Rock creek, suficient to acconimodate the trade of the canal at that point.

Ir. Borland stibmitted the following resolution; which was considered, by manimous consent, and agreed to:

Plesolveil, That the Committee on Public Buildings of the Senate be instructed to make a thorough examination of the work thus far executed on the extension of the Capitol:

Tirst. As to the uniformity of the strata upon which the walls rest:

Second. As to the quality and dimensions of the stone, and quality of the mortar used;

Third. As to the character of the work, the more of its construction, and its power of resistance;

Fourth. As to every other matter and thing connected therewith, as may, in their opinion, affect the stability and permanency of the whole structure; and the committee are hereby empowered to bring to their aid in the foregoing examination such of the United States topographical engineers, and other competent persons, as they may think proper.

Nr. Rurls, from the Committee on the Post Office and post Roalls, to when was referred the petition of John B. Amos, submitted an adverse report, (No. 130) which was ordered to be printed.

On motion by Mi Felch, Orderal, That die Comuitice ou l'ublic Lands be discharges from the further consideration of the memorial of a committee in behalf of the California Settlers' and Miners' State Convention.

Nir. Insk, froin the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to whe'a Wils referred the petition of John J. Sykes, submitted a report (No. 124) accompanied by a bill (S. 289) for his relief.

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