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Mr. Cooper presented two memorials of practical printers of Philadelphia, praying the establishment of a national printing office; which were referred to the Committee on Printing.

Mr. Cooper presented two memorials of citizens of Philadelphia, praying the construction of a ship canal around the falls of the river St. Mary; which were referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Cooper presented resolutions of a meeting of citizens of the Northern Liberties of Philadelphia, in favor of an act granting lands to actual settlers in limited quantites ; which were referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Cooper presented the petition of Anthony Shermen, praying the renewal of his patent for an improvement in the axles of railroad care; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Cooper presented a petition of citizens of Philadelphia, praying a renewal of Emmons's patent for a planing-machine; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Cooper presented a petition of citizens of Philadelphia county, Penesylvania, praying a modification of the bounty land law; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Cooper presented a petition of citizens of Lancaster county, Petinsylvania, remonstrating against any sanction by Congress of the bridge at Wheeling; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Cooper presented a petition of citizens of Alleghany county, Pernsylvania, 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. Clarke presented the memorial of E. Ritchie Dorr, praying compensation for services as chargé d'affaires to the Argentine republic; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Seward presented the petition of Peter Gansevoort, praying an allowance for depreciation on coinmutation certificates; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, presented the petition of Sarah L. Russell, praying the payment of a Texas bond of which she is the holder.

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

Mr. Sumner presented the petition of John L. Sullivan, praying that one-half the gold produced by working the mines on the public lands in California may be set aside for the purposes therein mentioned; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Shields presented the petition of Jane Kearney, praying to be allowed a pension or bounty land; which was referred to the Committee Public Lands.

On motion by Mr. Jones, of Iowa, Ordered, That James Corrigan have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

On motion by Mr. Hale that the Senate proceed to the consideration of the resolution (S. R. 30) to make an equitable allowance to certain mechanies and laborers who have been employed on the extension of the Capitol,

Yeas.... It was determined in the negative, | Nays

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

Messrs. Borland, Brodhead, Cass, Clemens, Davis, Dodge of Wisconsin, Douglas, Hale, James, Jones of Iowa, Shields, Upham, Wade, Walker.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Atchison, Badger, Bayard, Bell, Berrien, Bradbury, Chase, Clarke, Cooper, Dawson, Downs, Fish, Geyer, Gwin, Ilamlin, Hunter, King, Mallory, Mangum, Miller, Morton, Norris, Rusk, Sebastian, Seward, Smith, Spruance, Sumper, Underwood.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 64) to provide for the ascertainment and satisfaction of the claims of American citizens for spoliations committed by the French prior to the 31st day of July, 1801.

On motion by Mr. Dodge, of lowa, to amend the bill be adding theretu the following:

Sec. — And be it further enacted, That a sum not exceeding five millions of dollars, to satisfy the claims herein provided for, be, and the same hereby is appropriateit; and it is hereby expressly provided, that the appropriation in this act contained, until the whole amount be made up, shall take effect upon and authorize the expenditure of only such surplus or ercess of money as shall remain in the treasury of the United States at the end of each fiscal year, after deducting from the amount of the public revenue in the treasury the sumns necessary to meet the appropriations to execute existing laws for the payment of private claims, for the improvement of western rivers and harbors, and for all other objects which are required by law to be provided for previous to the end of such fiscal year:

The same was modified, on the motion of Mr. Hale, by adding thereto: And after all the States of the Union having public land within them shall have received as much of the same as they ask for constructing railroads, canals, dc. And, On the question to agree thereto,

Yeas-.. It was determined in the negative, | Nays...

29 On motion by Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, The yeas

and nays being desired by one-fifth of the senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Atchison, Borland, Brodhead, Dodge of Iowa, Felch. Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Adams, Badger, Bayard, Bradbury, Chase, Clarke, Cooper, Davis, Dawson, Downs, Fish, Geyer, liale, Hamlin, James, King, Mallory, Mangum, Miller, Morton, Sebastian, Seward, Shields, Smith, Spruance, Sumner, Underwood, Cpham, Wade.

No further amendment being made, the bill was reported to the Senate, and the amendments were concurred in. On the question, Shall the bill be engrossed, and read a third time?

| Yeas...

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Nays...

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

Messrs. Badger, Bayard, Borland, Bradbury, Clarke, Cooper, Davis, Dawson, Downs, Fish, Geyer, Ilale, Hanlin, James, Mallory, Mangur, Miller, Morton, Seward, Shields, Smith, Spruance, Sumner, Underwood, Upham, Wade. Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Adams, Atchison, Brodhead, Chase, Dodge of Iowa, Douglas, Felch, Hunter, King, Walker.

So it was
Ordered, 'That this bill be engrossed, and read a third time.

The engrossed bill (S. 2) to grant to the State of Ohio the unsold and unappropriated public lands remaining in that State, was read the third time; and, having been amended, by unanimous consent, on the motion of Mr. Chase:

Resolved, That it pass, and that the title tiercof be as aforesaid.

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

On motion, 'The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, April 16, 1852.

'The order assigning every Friday to the consideration of private bills having been suspended, on the motion of Mr. Borland, until one o'clock,

On motion by Mr. Hunter, the said order was further postponed for the purpose of proceeding to the consideration of the bill (II. R. 207) to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1852; and

The Senate proceeded to consider the said bill as in Committee of the Whole. After debate,

On motion by Mr. Badger, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until to

Morrow.

On motion by Mr. Badger,
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourn, it be to Monday next.

Mr. Pratt presented the memorial of Robert F. Pinkney, a lieutenant in the navy, praying Congress to prevent the further dissemination of misrepresentations injurious to his professional reputation, made by Commnander Wilkes in the History of the Exploring Expedition, published by the authority of Congress; which was referred to the Committce on Naval Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Pratt that the memorial be printed, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Printing.

On motion by Mr. Underwood, Ordered, That the petition of George Morris, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

On motion by Mr. Underwood, Ordered, That the memorial of the heirs of Isaac Shelby, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, submitted the following resolution: which was considered, br unanimous consent, and agreed to:

Resolved, that the report of Captain Stansbury upon his expedition to the Great Salt Lake, which was ordered to be printed at the last special session of the Senate, be executed, together with the extra numbers ordered during the present session, under the special direction of the Topographical Bureau.

Mr. Hale submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Navy be directed to inform the Senate how many officers of the navy, if any, are receiving greater compensation than is provided by the “Act to regulate the pay of the navy of the United States,” passed March 3, 1835; if any officers are receiving such greater pay, the amount thereof, their names, the times during which they have respectively received such pay, and the law or authority by which they receive it.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Susan Campbell, submitted a report.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report; and, in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the petition and accompanying documents be transmitted to the Commissioner of Pensions, and that the committee be discharged from the further consideration thereof.

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of the legal representatives of Rinaldo Johnson and Ann E. Johnson, submitted a report, (No. 183) accompanied by a bill (S. 366) for the relief of Hodges and Lansdale and the legal representatives of Rinaldo Johnson, deceased.

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

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referTed the memorial of Iliram Paulding, submitted a report, (No. 184) accompanied by a bill (S. 367) for his relief.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordlered, That the report be printed. Agreeably to notice, Mr. Mallory asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 368) to regulate the surveying and sale of islands belonging to the United States, in certain cases; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee of
Claims on the memorial of II. P. Dorsey; and,

On motion by Mr. Gwin,
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Indian Afilirs.
After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, APRIL 19, 1852. 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 of the Topographical Bureau, with an estimate and plan for a beacon or light house structure for the New South Shoal off Nantucket; which was read.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Miller presented it petition of inhabitants of Sussex county, New Jersey, praying the establishment of a mail route from Newton to Deckertown; which was referred to the Committee on the. Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Seward presented the petition of Philip G. Van Wyck, executor of Philip Van Cortlandt, an officer in the war of the Revolution, praying an allowance for depreciation on commutation certificates; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Seward presented a petition of citizens of Minnesota, urging the early ratification of the treaties made with the Sioux Indians in the summer of 1851; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Gwin presented the memorial of Volney Ostrander, praying the appointment of a tribunal to review the decisions of the late board of commissioners for the settlenient of claims of American citizens against Mexico; which was referred to the Select Committee appointed on the subject.

Mr. Gwin presented the memorial of Duncan W. Murphy, and others, praying the right of way through the public lands, for the purpose

of constructing a railroad from Benicia to Chasta city, in the State of California ; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Gwin presented the petition of William A. Wood, praying compensation for unlawful detention in the military service, and malicious treatment during such detention, by officers of the United States; which was referrell to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Sumner presented a petition of merchants and citizens of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, praying that further aid may be extended to Collins's line of mail steamers.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Brodhead presented resolutions of the legislature of Pennsylvania, against the extension of Woodworth's patent; which were referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Brodhead prevented five memorials of practical printers, of Pennsylvania, praying the establishment of a national printing office; which were referred to the Committee on Printing.

Mr. Rusk presented the petition of John P. McElderry, praying compensation for two months' services as a clerk in the Bureau of Docks and Yards; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Fish presented a petition of citizens of the city and county of New York, remonstrating against the extension of Woodworth's patent; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Underwood presented the petition of Andrew Fountain, praying the payment of Texas bonds of which he is the holder ; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Rusk presented a memorial of the Cincinnati and Pittsburg associations of steamboat engineers, of captains and owners of steamboats, of officers of insurance companies, and other citizens of the United States, directly interested in the navigation by steam of the Ohio and Mississippi, praying the enactment of such laws as will more effectually secure the safety of life and property on board vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

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