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

Mr. Davis presented twenty-one memorials of steam engineers residing on the northern lakes, and the rivers, bays and gulfs of the Atlantic coast, praying the enactment of a law for the correction of the existing evils in the management of steam vessels.

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

Mr. Butler presented the petition of the Reverend Richard Fuller, pray. ing that a pension may be allowed the mother of the late Captain James Steuart, of the United States army; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Butler presented a memorial of merchants and others of Charleston, South Carolina, praying that certain acts of Congress affecting the commerce of the United States with the Spanish West India islands, may be modified or repealed; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Bradbury presented the petition of Rachel Abbot, widow of John Abbot, praying to be allowed a pension for the services of her husband in the revolutionary war; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Hunter presented the memorial of the Amazonian Mail Steamship Company, praying that the Postmaster General may be authorized to contract for the transportation of the mails between Norfolk, Virginia, Porto Rico in the West Indies, and Para in Brazil; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Weller presented a memorial of Lafayette Maynard and John Parrott, praying that a contract may be entered into with them for carrying the mails by steamships from San Francisco to Panama; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, presented a petition of citizens of Iowa, praying that a mail route may be established between Delhi and West Union, in that State; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Geyer presented the memorial of R. H. Miller and Company, praying the remission of duties payable on earthen ware imported by them into New Orleans, but lost on the way to St. Louis, its port of destination ; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Brooke presented a memorial of H. S. Foote and others, citizens of Mississippi, praying that John J. Guion may be released from a judgment obtained against him by the United States as one of the sureties of Anderson Miller; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Gwin presented the memorial of Van Rensellaer Morgan, a lieutenant in the navy, praying to be allowed travelling expenses while returning from the Sandwich islands under orders from the navy department; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Chase presented two petitions of citizens of Cincinnati, Ohio, praying the erection of a custom-house and other public buildings in that city; which were referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Chase presented the petition of James J. Johnson, representing that a patent has been granted for an invention for which he had previously been refused a patent, and praying the interposition of Congress in his behalf; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patens Office.

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Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, presented additional documents relative to the pension claim of Orson Young; which were referred to the Committee on Pensions.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be directed to inquire into the expediency of so altering the law as to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to issue registers to vessels built in a foreign country, when the same have been wrecked and repaired in the United States, and when the amount of repairs shall be three-fourths of the value of said vessels when so repaired.

Mr. Sebastain, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of certain Choctaw Indians, submitted a report (No. 247,) accompanied by a joint resolution (S. R. 39) authorizing the examination of the claims of the Biloxi Bay Indians.

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

Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the memorial of Harriet Ward, submitted a report (No. 248,) accompanied by a bill (S. 443) for her relief.

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

Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Simon P. Kase, submitted an adverse report (No. 253); which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the memorial of Hans Nelson, submitted an adverse report (No. 251); which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the memorial of E. D. Reynolds, submitted an adverse report (No. 252); which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of George R. Goldsborongh, submitted an adverse report (No. 251); which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the memorial of Sarah Somers Corson, submitted an adverse report (No. 250); which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whoin was referred the memorial of Z. W. Potter, submitted an adverse report (No. 249); which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Ilamlin, from the Committee on Printing, to whom was referred a motion to print the memorial of John J. Palmer and others, citizens of New York, reported in favor of printing the same; and in concurrence therewith,

Ordered, That the memorial be printed.

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, who were instructed to inquire into the expediency of abolishing, by law, the exaction of twenty cents from the monthly wages of seamen and others, and of continuing the present privileges of the marine hospitals, submitted a report (No. 255); which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Gwin, by unanimous consent, asked and obtained leave to bring in a joint resolution (S. R. 40) for the purchase of certain copies of a work on naval dry docks; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Library.

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred a bill (S. 399) to authorize the correction of erroneous locations of military bounty land warrants by actual settlers, in certain cases, reported the same with an amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said bill as in Committee of the Whole; and the reported amendment having been agreed to, the bill was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurred in. Ordered, That the bill be engrossed, and read a third time.

On motion of Mr. Hamlin, Ordered, That the report of the Committeo on the Post Office and Post Roads, on the petition of Joseph Nock, be recommitted to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred a bill (II. R. 268) to authorize the issuing of a register to the schooner Caroline, of Barnstable, reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the Lill last mentioned (H. R. 268) as in Committee of the Wholo; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.
The said bill was read a third time.
Resolved, That it pass.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 3-4) to improve the navigation of the Upper Mississippi.

On motion by Mr. Dodge, of Iowa,
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

The Senato proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 61) to provide for the repair and improvement of the dam at the head of Cumberland island, in the Ohio river; and,

On motion by Mr. Shields, Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The engrossed bill (S. 29) granting to the State of Michigan the right of way and a donation of public land, for the purpose of constructing a road from Saginaw to Montreal river, with a branch from the Grand rivor into the same, was read a third time, and the title was amended.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be, “ An act granting to the State of Michigan the right of way and a donation of public land for the purpose of constructing a road from Grand river to Montreal river, in said State."

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill.

The engrossed bill (S. 215) to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to convey the right of way to the Cleveland and Pittsburg, and to the Cleveland, Painsville, and Ashtabula Railroad Companies, through certain lands therein mentioned, was read a third time, and the title was amended

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be, “An act granting the right of way to the Cleveland and Pittsburg, and to the Cleveland, Painsville, and Ashtabula Railroad Companies, through certain lands therein mentioned."

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

The following engrossed bills and joint resolution were severally read a third time:

S. 282. A bill to provide for building a leveé across the mouth of the river San Diego, to divert it into False bay;

S. 337. A bill for the relief of Thomas Flanagan;
S. 440. A bill for the relief of William Money;

S. R. 38. Joint resolution for surrendering the site of the old Oglethorpe barracks, to the city council of Savannah, Georgia.

Resolved, That said bills and joint resolution pass, and that their respective titles be as aforesaid.

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

Mr. Brooke reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill (S. 3) entitled “An act granting the right of way to the State of Missouri, and a portion of the public lands, to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said State.

After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 1852.

Mr. Soulé presented resolutions passed at a meeting of citizens of New Orleans in relation to the establishment of a navy-yard at that place.

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

Mr. Wade presented a petition of citizens of Knox county, Ohio, praying that the bill now pending before Congress, known as the homestead bill, may become a law.

Mr. Bright presented a petition of citizens of Eugene, Indiana, praying that the bill now pending before Congress, known as the homestead bill, may become a law.

Mr. Shields presented six petitions of citizens of Hiinois, praying that the bill now pending before Congress, known as the homestead bill, may become a law.

Mr. Walker presented fifteen petitions of citizens of Wisconsin, praying that the bill now pending before Congress, known as the homestead bill, may become a law.

Mr. Walker presented a petition of citizens of Indiana county, Pennsylvania, praying that the bill now pending before Congress, known as the homestead bill, may become a law.

Mr. Walker presented a memorial of the Monmouth county National Reform Association of New Jersey, praying that the bill now pending before Congress, known as the homestead bill, may pass with certain amendmente.

Mr. Stockton presented a petition of citizens of New Jersey, praying that the bill now pending before Congress, known as the homestead bill, may become a law.

Mr. Chase presented nine petitions of citizens of Ohio, praying that the bill now pending before Congress, known as the homestead bill, may be come a law.

Mr. Cass presented two petitions of citizens of Ohio, praying that the bill now pending before Congress, known as the homestead bill, may be come a law.

Ordered, That the said petitions and memorial be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Soulé presented a petition of the New Orleans, Opelousas and Great Western Railroad Company, praying the right of way and a donation of public land; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Shields presented a petition of citizens residing on the northern lakes, and the rivers, bays and gulfs of the Atlantic coast, praying Congress to take immediate measures for preventing the loss of life and property consequent upon explosions of steam-boilers and other accidents to steam vessels upon the northern waters.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Hunter presented a resolution of the legislature of Virginia respecting the wire suspension bridge at Wheeling; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Hunter presented a resolution of the legislature of Virginia, respecting the pay and emoluments due the Petersburg volunteers for services during the last war with Great Britain; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Mallory presented two petitions of citizens of Florida, praying that the State may be authorized to select other lands for the support of common schools in lieu of sixteenth sections covered by Spanish grants and other sixteenth sections of little or no value; which were referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Stockton presented a petition of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying an increase of the duty on iron; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Stockton presented a memorial of inventors, praying that the patent office building may be completed according to the original plan, and appropriated exclusively to the business of that office; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Clemens submitted an additional document in relation to the claim of Edward Stift'; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Stockton presented the petition of William Emmons, senior, praying an extension of Uri Emmons's patent for a cylindrical planing machine; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Stockton presented a petition of citizens of the United States, praying a modification of the tariff'; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. James presented the petition of a Committee of the National Industrial Congress, now in session in the city of Washington, praying that the bill now pending before Congress, known as the homestead bill, may become a law; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Butler presented a memorial of B. A. Coachman and others, citizens

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