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removed from office and confined in the penitentiary for a term not exceeding five years :

| Yeas

12 It was determined in the negative, | Nays--

28 On motion by Mr. Borland, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Adams, Atchison, Borland, Brodhead, Brooke, Dodge of lowa, Hamlin, King, Mallory, Sebastian, Walker, Weller.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Badger, Berrien, Bradbury, Cooper, Davis, Dawson, Dodge of Wisconsin, Douglas, Downs, Felch, Fish, Geyer, Hale, Hunter, Mangum, Miller, Morton, Norris, Pratt, Rusk, Seward, Shields, Smith, Spruance, Stockton, Underwood, Upham, Wade.

No further amendment being proposed,

Resolved, That the Senate agree to the amendment of the llouse of Representatives to the joint resolution (S. R. 17) to authorize the continuance of the work upon the two wings of the Capitol, with amendments.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in said amendments.

The following bills were severally read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole:

S. 227. Bill for the relief of Frances E. Baden;
S. 248. Bill for the relief of Anna Norton and Lewis Foskit;
And no amendment being made, they were reported to the Senate.
Ordered, That they be engrossed, and read a third time.

On motion by Mr. Badger,
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourn, it be to Monday next.
After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, APRIL 12, 1852.

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

To the Senate of the United States :

I herewith transmit to the Senate, in reply to their resolution of the 4th ultimo, a report from the Secretary of State, with accompanying papers.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, April 8, 1852. The

message was read. Ordered, That it be printed.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Interior, in answer to a resolution of the Senate, calling for the names and number of claimants of the liquidated balance of indemnity due the friendly Creek Indians, for losses in the Creek war of 1812; which. was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Comunittee on Indian Affairs.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Navy, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, the report of engineer Ellis, and other officers, of a test of coals made at the navy-yard, at Washington; which was read.

Ordered, That it be printed.

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, a copy of the charges preferred against the present commissioner appointed to run and mark the boundary line between the United States and Mexico; which was read.

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

Vr. Underwood presented the petition of Leslie Combs, praying that provision may be made for the payment of certain Texas bonds; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Badger presented a memorial of citizens of Wilmington, North Carolina, praying an appropriation for improving the harbor at that place ; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Badger presented a memorial of citizens of Wilmington, North Carolina, praying the erection of a marine hospital at that place; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Badger presented a memorial of citizens of Wilmington, North Carolina, praying that a light-ship may be placed on the Frying Pan shoals, that the condition of the light-house at New Inlet bar may be improved, and that the location of the light-house at Bald Head Point may be changed, and that buoys may be placed on the shoals in the waters connected with the harbor of Wilmington.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Commerce. Mr. Douglas presented three petitions of citizens of La Salle county, Illinois, remonstrating against the extension of McCormick's patent for a reaping machine.

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

Mr. Shields presented six petitions of citizens of Illinois, praying a grant of land to the Southern Illinois railroad; which were referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Shields presented two memorials of citizens of Illinois, praying that the transportation of the mails on Sunday may be prohibited by law.

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

Mr. Shields presented a petition of citizens of Illinois, remonstrating against an extension of McCormick's patent for a reaping machine.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Shields presented the petition of S. D. Sturgis, a lieutenant of dragoons, praying additional compensation for the time he served in California; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Shields presented a petition of members of the bar of Chicago, Illinois, praying that the salary of the United States district judge for the district of Illinois may be increased; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Shields presented the proceedings of a public meeting held at Upper Alton, Mlinois, recommending that provision be made, by law, for the settlement of Nebraska Territory; which were referred to the Committee on Territories.

Mr. Shields presented the proceedings of a public meeting held st Upper Alton, Illinois, in favor of granting land, in limited quantities, to actua! settiers not possessed of other lands; which were referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Shields presented the proceedings of a public meeting held at Edwirdsville, Illinois, in favor of granting land, in limited quantities, to actual settlers not possessed of other lands; which were referred to the Comunittee on Public Lands.

Mr. Seward presented a memorial of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying Congress to declare their recognition of the doctrine of non-intervention, and prevent its infraction.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Dawson presented resolutions of the legislature of Georgia, in favor of the establishment of a depot of arms at the Sand Hills, near Augusta ; which were referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Dawson presented a petition of citizens of Harris county, Georgia, remonstrating against the granting of increased compensation to Collins's line of mail steamers, and against an extension of Woodworth's patent.

Ordered, That so much of the petition as relates to Collins's line of steamers be referred to the Committee on Finance, and that so much thereof as relates to Woodworth's patent be referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Hamlin presented a resolution of the legislature of Maine, against the extension of Woodworth's patent for a planing machine, and Parker's patent for an improvement in reaction water-wheels ; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Cass presented the petition of Jabez Rogers, praying a pension for services in the last war with Great Britain ; which was referred to the Conmittee on Pensions.

Mr. Cass presented a petition of citizens of Lower Saganaw, Michigaa, praying the construction of a ship-canal around the falls of St. Mary's river.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Borland presented a petition of citizens of Pulaski county, Arkansas, remonstrating against an extension of Woodworth's patent.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Davis presented a petition of citizens of New Bedford, Massachusetts, remonstrating against an extension of Woodworth's patent; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Fish presented a petition of publishers and booksellers, from various parts of the Union, who attended the semi-annual trade sale in the city of New York, praying a reduction of the rates of postage on pamphlets, and other modifications of the postage laws; which was referred to the Coinmittee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Walker presented the memorial of John W. Quinney, praying that the rights and privileges of a citizen of the United States may be conferred upon him, and a grant of land as a permanent home; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Geger presented a petition of citizens of Clarke county, Missouri, praying an appropriation of land for improving that part of Des Moines river which forms the boundary between Missouri and Iowa ; which was referrell to the Comunittee on Public Lands.

Mr. Atchison presented the memorial of Helen Mackay, praying to be allowed a per-centage on moneys disbursed by her late husband, Colonel Æneas Mackay, of the army; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Brodhead presented two petitions of citizens of Pennsylvania, remonstrating against any sanction being given by Congress to the bridge at Wheeling; which were referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Brodhead presented a petition of citizens of Pennsylvania, remonstrating against the renewal of Parker's patent for improvements in reaction water-wheels; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Brodhead presented six petitions of citizens of Pennsylvania, remonstrating against the further extension of Woodworth's patent for a planing machine; which were referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Brodbead presented a petition of citizens of Philadelphia, praying a further extension of Woodworth's patent; which was referred to the Comittee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Brodhead presented six petitions of citizens of the counties of Montgoinery and Bucks, Pennsylvania, praying the establishment of a mail route from Skippack to Charleston; which were referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Brodhead presented four memorials of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying a modification of the bounty land law; which were referred to the Corumittee on Public Lands.

Mr. Brodhead presented two memorials of assistant roarshals for taking the seventh census in Pennsylvania, praying additional compensation; wiich were referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Brodhead presented a petition of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying 3 ro-lification of the tariff'; which was referred to the Committee on FiDance.

Mr. Borland presented a petition of citizens of Jenny Lind, Arkansas, praving the establishment of a mail route froni Fort Smith to Waldron; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

On motion by Mr. Seward, Ordered, That the petition of Sarah Crandall and the petition of James

ornisley, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Clemens, Ordered, That the documents on the files of the Senato relating to tho ciaim of Jim Capers be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, Ordered, That Ienry II. Marsh have leave to withdraw the documents on the files of the Senate, relating to his claim.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be requested to inquire into the expediency of increasing the salary of the judge of the district court of the United States for the district of Illinois, to the sum of two thousand dollars per annum. Mr. Badger submitted the following resolution; which was co

considered, by unanimous consent, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the Committee on Foreign Relations inquire into the expediency of allowing an outfit to the commissioner to China.

Mr. Shields 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 requested to inquire into the expediency of establishing a mail route from Jerseyville, in Illinois, via Jersey Landing and Portage Des Sioux, to St. Charles, in Missouri.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, reported from the committee, that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill (S. 19) entitled “ An act to extend the time for selecting lands granted to the State of Wisconsin, for saline purposes.

Mr. Sebastian, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (S. 92) for the redemption of certain Choctaw annuities, reported it without amendment, and submitted a report (No. 181) on the subject; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom a memorial of citizens of the District of Columbia, and a resolution passed by the legislature of Maryland, were referred, reported a bill (S. 357) for the improvement of Maryland avenue, from the Capitol to the turnpike Foad leading to Baltimore, and for making free and improving that road as far as the District line; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Shields also submitted a report (No. 176) on the subject; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred a report of the Secretary of War, of the 24th March, submitted a report, (No. 177) accompanied by a bill (S. 358) directing a survey and estimation of the cost of constructing a canal basin at the terminus of the Ohio and Chesapeake canal, in Georgetown.

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

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Mary E. D. Blaney, widow of the late Major George Blaney, submitted a report, (No. 178) accompanied by a bill (S. 359) for her relief. The bill was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed.

Mr. Brodhead, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of John A. Lynch, submitted a report, (No. 179) accompanied by a bill (S. 360) for his relief.

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

Mr. Stockton, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the memorial of Mary F. B. Levely, submitted a report, (No. 180) accompanied by a bill (S. 361) for her relief.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading.

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