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THURŞDAY, May 13, 1852.

Mr. Wade presented the petition of Lockwood and Smith, praying that ferry-boats may be exempted from the provisions of the proposed act to provide for the better security of the lives of passengers on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam.

Ordered, That it lie on the table. Mr. Gwin presented the memorial of William Price, a watchman in the census office, praying an increase of compensation; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Mallory presented the memorial of Otway H. Berryman, of the Davy, praying to be allowed an amount equal to the balance found against him on the settlement of his accounts as acting purser, while in command of the United States schooner Onkahye, and which amount he had been obliged to pay over to the United States; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

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

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury report to the Senate whether the accounting officers have rejected a charge in the account of the honorable David Tod, late minister from the United States to Brazil, for

money advanced by him to William E. Anderson, who was sent from Rio Janeiro to the United States, to be witness on a prosecution to be commenced against two persons for carrying on the slave-trade; and if so, then to report the facts, and the reasons for rejecting the claim.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Forney, their Clerk:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a bill (H. R. 7) to encourage agriculture, commerce, manufactures, and all other branches of industry, by granting to every man who is the head of a family, and a citizen of the United States, a homestead of one hundred and sixty acres of land out of the public domain, upon condition of occupancy and cultivation of the same for the period hereinafter specified, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill last mentioned was read the first and second times by unanimous consent.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Printing, to whom was referred a motion to print the report of a committee of the Chamber of Commerce of New York, on the subject of a light-house board, reported that the same be not printed; and

The report was concurred in.

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Printing, to whom was referred a motion to print a memorial of Benjamin Crawford, in behalf of the Pittsburg Association of Engineers, reported in favor of printing the same; and

The report was concurred in.

Mr. Bradbury, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (S. 353) to extend the benefit of an act entitled “An act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization, and to repeal the acts heretofore passed on that subject," to the wives and children of citizens, reported it with amendments.

Mr. Shields, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 419) granting public land to the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Nlinois, in aid of the construction of a railroad from Cincinnati to St. Louis; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Brodhead, by unanimous consent, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 420) authorizing the Secretary of War to grant to the Pittsburg, Kittaning, and Warren Railroad Company the right of way over the grounds of the United States at the Alleghany arsenal; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, reported from the committee, that they this day presented to the President of the United States the enrolled resolution (S. R. 36) granting the right of way to the Fayetteville and Central Plankroad.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 107) declaring the assent of Congress to the State of Missouri to impose a tax upon all lands hereafter sold by the United States therein, from and after the day of sale; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

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

The bill (S. 358) directing a survey and estimate of the cost of constructing a canal basin at the terminus of the Ohio and Chesapeake canal in Georgetown, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate. On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed, and read a third time?

Yeas... |

30 , Nays.......

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

Messrs. Badger, Bell, Berrien, Bradbury, Brooke, Cass, Clarke, Clemens, Dawson, Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Felch, Geyer, Gwin, Houston, Jones of Tennessee, King, Mallory, Mangum, Mason, Pratt, Rusk, Seward, Shields, Smith, Sumner, Underwood, Upham, Wade, Weller.

Those who voted in the negative are,
Messrs. Adams, Bright, Brodhead, Douglas, Jones of Iowa, Sebastian,
Walker.

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

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (H. R. 207) to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1852; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Badger, The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, May 14, 1852.

Mr. Smith presented the credentials of the honorable Isaac Toucey, elected a senator by the legislature of the State of Connecticut for the term of six years, commencing the 4th day of March, A. D. 1851; which were read, and the oath prescribed by law having been administered to Mr. Toucey, he took his seat in the Senate.

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Ordered, That the execution of the order of the Senate, assigning every Friday for the consideration of private bills, be suspended for one hour.

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, copies of the proceedings of the court of inquiry in relation to the loss of the United States steamer Edith, with the correspondence and other papers in relation thereto; charges against Commodore Jones while in command of the Pacific squadron, and correspondence in relation to the erection of a steam saw-mill at San Francisco; also charges preferred against Lieutenant Craven, and correspondence relative to the appointment and transportation of Lieutenant Meade from Boston to the Pacific, for the United States steamer Edith ; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. A motion being made that the report be printed,

On motion by Mr. Seward,
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Printing.

Mr. Brodhead presented the memorial of William Richardson, praying a re-examination of his claim against Mexico; which was referred to the Select Committee appointed on the subject.

Mr. Wade presented a petition of citizens of Union county, Ohio, remonstrating against an extension of the time for locating Virginia military land warrants; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Mallory presented the memorial of Richard H. Lee, (Chipley) praying a grant of a section of land, with the public buildings thereon, on Pease creek, in Florida, for the purpose of establishing a place of public worship and manual labor school ; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Geyer presented a petition of citizens of Missouri, praying the establishment of a land office at Salem, in that State; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Pratt presented resolutions of the legislature of Maryland, relative to examinations which have been made to test the comparative value of coals, and orders in relation to their use in the navy; which were referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Underwood submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the thirtieth rule of the Senate be amended by adding thereto the following:

On motion, any amendment offered to a bill or resolution may be laid on the table without carrying the bill or resolution with it.

Mr. Seward submitted the following resolution for consideration: Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to communicate to the Senate, if consistent with the public interests, & copy of a communication made by Mr. Hulseman, now or late chargé d'affaires of the Emperor of Austria, on or about the 29th of April, 1852, to the Secretary of State of the Urited States, on the occasion of the withdrawal of Mr. Hulseman from his place as such chargé; and also, a copy of the reply thereto made by the Secretary of State; and also, copies of all other correspondence touching the matters which are the subjects of the said communication of Mr. Hulseman.

On motion by Mr. Douglas, Ordered, That the Secretary cause the maps of the District of Columbia and city of Washington, and the plats of the squares and lots in the city of Washington, heretofore printed, under an order of the Senate, to be bound and distributed as follows:

To the President of the United States, members of the House of Representatives, State and territorial governments and heads of departments, each one copy; to the Committees on the District of Columbia and on the Public Buildings of both houses of Congress each two copies; to the office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Library of the House of Representatives, the Library of Congress, the office of the Commissioner of Public Buildings, and the Washington City Library five copies each; to the offices of the Supreme Court and the district and orphans' courts of the District of Columbia, the marshal of that District, and to the Smithsonian Institution one copy each; to the corporate authorities of the city of Washington, for the use of the city, one hundred copies, and the remaining copies to the members of the Senate.

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

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. (172) for the relief of George Cassady, reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of John Williams, submitted a report, (No. 219) accompanied by a bill (S. 421) for his relief.

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

Mr. Badger, by unanimous consent, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 422) for the relief of the sureties of Robert S. Moore; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the resolution submitted by Mr. Bell, the 26th of April, in relation to a memoir of Lieutenant Temple; and,

On motion by Mr. Hunter,
Ordered, That it be postponed to Monday next.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 155) granting the right of way and making a grant of land to the States of Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa in aid of the construction of a railroad from the Wabash to the Missouri river; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate. Ordered, That it be engrossed, and read a third time.

On motion by Mr. Hunter, The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration

of the bill (H. R. 207) to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1852; and, On motion by Mr. Pratt that the bill lie on the table, | Yeas...

15 It was determined in the negative,

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

Messrs. Adams, Atchison, Badger, Borland, Clarke, Clemens, Felch, Fish, Hamlin, James, Mallory, Pratt, Sebastian, Sumner, Walker.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Bell, Berrien, Bradbury, Bright, Brodhead, Brooke, Butler, Chase, Cooper, Dawson, Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Douglas, Geyer, Gwin, Hale, Houston, Ilunter, Jones of Iowa, Jones of Tennessee, King, Mangum, Mason, Norris, Rusk, Seward, Smith, Stockton, Toucey, Underwood, Upham, Wade, Weller. After debate,

On motion by Mr. Atchison, The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, May 17, 1852. Mr. Cooper presented the petition of the administrator of Michael Everly, praying that a pension may be granted to the children of said Everly for services during the war of the Revolution; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Butler presented a memorial of a Committee of the American Medical Association, praying that vessels bringing passengers to the United States from foreign ports be required by law to provide a surgeon for their use; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Gwin presented the memorial of D. M. Wilson and Company, praying the payment of a claim against Mexico, in which they have an interest; which was referred to the Select Committee appointed on the subject of claims against Mexico.

Mr. Sumner presented a petition of citizens of Chicopee, Massachusetts, praying that the bill now pending before Congress, granting to every man who is the head of a family, one hundred and sixty acres of land may

become a law; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Sumner presented a petition of citizens of Salem, Massachusetts, praying that the law regulating the spirit ration in the navy may be repealed; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Walker presented two petitions of citizens of New York, praying that the bill now pending before Congress, granting to every man who is the head of a family, one hundred and sixty acres of land, may become a law; which were referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Brooke presented the memorial of John R. Jefferson and James H. Jenkins, for themselves and others, praying compensation for six months service in carrying the mail in 1838 and 1839; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Brooke presented the memorial of John R. Jefferson, praying compensation for carrying the mail, and damages for the annulment of his con

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