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Ordered, That the motion be referred to the Committee on Printing. Mr. Gwin submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to communicate to the Senate a despatch, addressed by Mr. Niles, late American charge d'affaires to Sardinia, to the Hon. John M. Clayton, Secretary of State, on the subject of a ship channel to unite the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, having date 30th June, 1849, if in his opinion such communication can be made without injury to the public interest.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 2) to grant to the State of Ohio the unsold and unappropriated public lands remaining in that State ; and,

On motion by Mr. Chase,
Ordered, That it lie on the table and be printed.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the joint resolution (S. 1.) in relation to the reception and entertainment of Louis Kossuth, Governor of Hungary, in the United States.

On motion by Mr. Foote, of Mississippi,
Ordered, That leave be given to withdraw the resolution.

On motion, That the Senate proceed to the election of Chaplain, in pursuance of their order of the second instant.

Mr. Hale, thereupon submitted the following resolution for consideration :

Resolved, That two chaplains be appointed to Congress during the present session, one by each house, who shall interchange weekly.

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

On motion by Mr. Miller,
The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, !851.

The Honorable John Bell, from the State of Tennessee; the Honorable Solon Borland, from the State of Arkansas; the Honorable Andrew P. Butler, and the Honorable R. Barnwell Rhett, from the State of South Carolina; the Honorable Solomon W. Downs, from the State of Louisiana; and the Honorable Thomas J. Rusk, from the State of Texas, attended.

Mr. Underwood presented a petition of citizens of New Jersey, two petitions of citizens of Delaware, a petition and a memorial of citizens of Missouri, the memorial of citizens of Vermont, a petition of citizens of Indiana, two memorials of citizens of Illinois, and two memorials of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying that the office of Chaplain, in the public service, may be abolished. Ordered, That they lie on the table.

On motion by Mr. Bright, Ordered, That so much of the thirty-fifth rule of the Senate as relates to the appointment of the standing committees be suspended.

On motion by Mr. Bright, and by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the following standing committees be appointed:

A Committee on Foreign Relations, consisting of Mr. Mason, chairman, Mr. Douglas, Mr. Norris, Mr. Manguin, and Mr. Underwood.

A Committee on Finance, consisting of Mr. Hunter, chairman, Mr. Bright, Mr. Gwin, Mr. Pearce, and Mr. Miller.

Å Committee on Commerce, consisting of Mr. Hamlin, chairman, Mr. Soulé, Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, Mr. Davis, and Mr. Seward. A Committee on Manufactures, consisting of Mr. Sebastian,

Mr. Sebastian, chairman, Mr. Bayard, Mr. Stockton, Mr. Upham, and Mr. James. • A Committee on Agriculture, consisting of Mr. Soulé, chairman, Mr. Walker, Mr. Atchison, Mr. Spruance, and Mr. Wade.

A Committee on Military Affairs, consisting of Mr. Shields, chairman, Mr. Clemens, Mr. Borland, Mr. Dawson, and Mr. Jones, of Tennessee.

A Committee on the Militia, consisting of Mr. Houston, chairman, Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, Mr. Borland, Mr. Morton, and Mr. Spruance.

A Committee on Naval Affairs, consisting of Mr. Gwin, chairman, Mr. Stockton, Mr. Mallory, Mr. Badger, and Mr. Fish.

A Committee on Public Lands, consisting of Mr. Felch, chairman, Mr. Shields, Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, Mr. Underwood, and Mr. Pratt.

A Committee on Private Land Claims, consisting of Mr. Dawson, chairman, Mr. Whitcomb, Mr. Clemens, Mr. Davis, and Mr. Hale.

A Committee on Indian Affairs, consisting of Mr. Atchison, chairman, Mr. Sebastian, Mr. Rusk, Mr. Bell, and Mr. Cooper.

A Committee on Claims, consisting of Mr. Brodhead, chairman, Mr. Whitcomb, Mr. Bayard, Mr. Pratt, and Mr. Wade.

A Committee on Revolutionary Claims, consisting of Mr. Walker, chairman, Mr. Chase, Mr. James, Mr. Foot, and Mr. Sumner.

A Committee on the Judiciary, consisting of Mr. Butler, chairman, Mr. Downs, Mr. Bradbury, Mr. Berrien, and Mr. Geyer. •A Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, consisting of Mr.. Rusk, chairman, Mr. Soulé, Mr. Hamlin, Mr. Upham, and Mr. Morton.

A Committee on Roads and Canals, consisting of Mr. Bright, chairman, Mr. Rhett, Mr. Douglas, Mr. Spruance, and Mr. Sumner.

A Committee on Pensions, consisting of Mr. Jones, of Iowa, chairman, Mr. Borland, Mr. Stockton, Mr. Foot, of Vermont, and Mr. Geyer.

A Committee on the District of Columbia, consisting of Mr. Shields, chairman, Mr. Bradbury, Mr. Norris, Mr. Berrien, and Mr. Clarke.

A Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, consisting of Mr. Norris, chairman, Mr. James, Mr. Whitcomb, Mr. Dawson, and Mr. Smith.

•A Committee on Retrenchment, consisting of Mr. Bradbury, chairman, Mr. Bright, Mr. Felch, Mr. Mangum, and Mr. Fish.

A Committee on Territories, consisting of Mr. Douglas, chairman, Mr. Houston, Mr. Gwin, Mr. Cooper, and Mr. Jones, of Tennessee.

A Committee on Public Buildings, consisting of Mr. Whitcomb, chairman, Mr. Hunter, and Mr. Clarke.

A Committee on Printing, consisting of Mr. Borland, chairman, Mr. Hamlin, and Mr. Smith.

A Committee on Engrossed Bills, consisting of Vir. Bayard, chairman, Mr. Mallory, and Mr. Hale. •A Committee on the Library, consisting of Mr. Pearce, chairman, Mr. Clemens, and Mr. Dodge, of Iowa.

A Committee on Enrolled Bills, consisting of Mr. Jones, of Iowa, chairman, and Mr. Badger.

A Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate, consisting of Vr. Dodge, of Iowa, chairman, Mr. Walker, and Mr. Bell. Mr. Seward presented the petition of Sarah Bennett, widow of Asahel P. Bennett, praying compensation for the services of her husband in the revolutionary war; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Seward presented the memorial of Hugh W. Dobbin, praying compensation for his services as an officer in the last war with Great Britain ; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Seward presented a memorial of the assistant marshals of the counties of Oswego and Monroe, in the State of New York, praying additional compensation for services in taking the seventh census; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Seward presented a petition of Hugh N. Page and others, officers in the Navy, praying additional compensation in consideration of hardships and expenses, to which they were subjected while on duty in California ; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Seward presented a petition of the petty officers, seamen and marines who served in the United States' Frigate Savannah, during her cruise in the Pacific, in the year 1849, praying to be allowed additional pay; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Badger presented the memorial of the President and Directors of the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company, praying the remission of the duties on certain railroad iron; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Gwin presented a joint resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of California, in relation to the Pious Fund of California ; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Gwin presented a joint resolution passed by the Legislature of California, in favor of the passing of an act by Congress, to refund to the State of California the duties collected in her ports previous to the admission of the State into the Union; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Ordered, That it be printed.

Mr. Gwin presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of California instructing the Senators, and requesting the Representatives of that State in Congress, to use their efforts to procure the establishment of forts, and the stationing of troops along the borders of that State, for the protection of her citizens against Indian incursions; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Ordered, That it be printed.

Mr. Foote, of Mississippi; presented a memorial of citizens of Jones county, Mississippi, praying that additional compensation may be allowed Elijah B. Harvey, for services as a deputy marshal for taking the seventh census; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Foote, of Mississippi, presented the memorial of E. D. Reynolds, a purser in the navy, praying compensation for services as naval storekeeper at San Francisco, and to be allowed the pay of a purser to a sloop-of-war during the time he performed the duties of that office; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Foote, of Mississippi, presented the petition of William Henderlite, praying compensation for services in carrying the mail; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Davis presented the memorial of William Cranch, chief judge of the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia, praying compensation for services in hearing and determining appeals from the decisions of the Commissioner of Patents in certain cases; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Vír. Davis presented the petition of G. Winthrop Coffin, and Howard, Son & Co., proposing to establish a line of steamers between Boston, Massachusetts, and New Orleans, in Louisiana, and praying that they may be authorized to contract for carrying the mail between those ports; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Downs presented a petition of the Police Jury of the Parish of Viorehouse, Louisiana, praying the confirmation of the title of that parish to certain lands lying in the Bastrop grant; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Vír. Downs presented the petition of John Ervin, a settler on the Bastrop grant, praying to be allowed a section of land in lieu of the land of which he has been dispossessed by the United States; which was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Downs presented the memorial of Thomas J. Durant, late United States' Attorney for the district of Louisiana, praying the payment of a balance due on a settlement of his accounts, and that he may be authorized to institute suit against the United States for the purpose of obtaining a judicial decision of his claims; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Pearce presented a petition of the petty officers, seamen and marines, of the United States frigate Savannah, praying additional compensation for their service in California, in consideration of the extraordinary expenses to which they were subjected while on that station; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Miller presented a petition of citizens of Newark, New Jersey, praying the enactment of a law giving further remedies to patentees; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Cass presented the memorial of Hezekiah Miller, a clerk in the Indian Bureau, praying to be allowed certain arrears of pay; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mír. Cass presented a petition of certain Hollanders, settlers in the counties of Ottawa and Allegan, in the State of Michigan, praying an appropriation for completing the improvement of Black Lake harbor in that State; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

VIr. Cass presented the petition of David P. Weeks, a pensioner of the United States, praying to be allowed arrears of pension, which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Ir. Underwood presented the petition of James Jeffries and P. M. Smith, praying to be released from a forfeiture incurred under a contract for carrying the mail; which was referred to the Committee on the Post-office and Post-roads.

Mr. Dolge, of Iowa, presented a petition of the late and present officers of the land office at Dubuque, Iowa, praying additional compensation for services in locating military bounty land warrants; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Gwin presented a petition of Tavener McKay and others, of Carson Valley, California, praying a grant of a certain tract of land in that

State, for the purposes of settlement and cultivation; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Ordered, That the petition of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Pearce, Ordered, That the memorial of William IIultmamm, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Miller, Ordered, That the petition of John Moore White, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion by Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, Ordered, That the petition of the heirs of John Rice Jones, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

On motion by Mr. Underwood, Ordered, That the petition of Samuel M. Bootes, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Coinmittee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Clarke. Ordered, That the petition of William P. Greene, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion by Mr. Clarke, Ordered, That the petition of the heirs of William Barton, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Clarke, Ordered, That the documents on the files of the Senate, relating to the claim of the State of Rhode Island, be referred to the Committee on Mili

tary Affairs.

On motion by Mr. I pham, Ordered, That the petition of Ira Day, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on the Post-office and Post-roads.

On motion by Mr. Upham, Ordered, That the petition of Azel Spalding, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Hamlin, Ordered, That the petition of John A. McGraw, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion by Mr. Hamlin, Ordered, That the memorial of the heirs of Judith Worthen, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Hamlin, Ordered, That the memorial of Rufus Dwinel, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on the Post-office and Post-roads.

On motion by Mr. Douglas, Ordered, That William H. Topping have leave to withdraw his memorial

On motion by Mr. Dawson, Ordered, That the memorial of Jane Irwin, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion by Mr. Atchison, Ordered, That Johnston Lykins have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

and papers.

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