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On motion by Mr. Whitcomb, Ordered, That the memorial of Mary B. Renner, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Atchison, Orilered, That the memorial of the heirs of Joseph Watson, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Ordered, That the petition of Alexander Y. P. Garnett, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Mallory, Ordered, That the memorial of William A. Seely, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

On motion by Mr. Rhett, Ordered, That the memorial of the heirs and executors of Samuel Prioleau, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Counmittee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, That the memorial of Salvadora McLaughlin, widow of Lieutenant John T. McLaughlin, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Bright, Ordered, That the documents on the files of the Senate, relating to the application of Thomas J. Godman for an extension of a patent, be referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

On motion by Mr. Hale, Orilered, That the petition of the members of the bar of New Ilampshire, and the documents on the files of the Senate, relating to an increase of the salary of the United States judge for the listrict of New llampshire, be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion by Mr. Berrien, Orilered, That the memorial of the members of the bar of the District of Columbia, on the files of the Senate, relative to an increase of the salary of the judge of the criminal court for that District, be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion by Mr. Gwin, Ordered, That the petition of Eliza Bache, widow of George M.' Bache, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Felch, Ordered, That the petition of Victor Morass, 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 William Beatty, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion by Mr. Davis, Ordered, That the petition of Marth: Gray, widow of Robert Gray, deceased, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion by Mr. Chase, Ordered, That the petition of A. J. Williamson, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Norris,

Orderel, That the petition and papers on the files of the Senate, relating to the pension claim of the widow of General John MicNeil, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Pearce, Ordered, That the petition of the alministrator of Gerard Wood, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion by Mr. Smith, Ordered, That all the petitions and memorials on the files of the Senate, relating to the subject of amending the patent laws, be referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Olhce.

Mr. Underwood submitted the following resolution; which was considcrel, by uninous consent, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the Committee on Roads and Canals be instructed to inquire into the expediency of employing one or more competent civil engineers to make the necessary explorations and surveys, and to ascertain the cost of supplying the Ohio river and its navigable tributaries with

ter, during periods of drought, from artificial reservoirs, according to the plan submitted to Congress by Charles Elliott, jr., civil engineer, so as to make the same permanently mavigable for vessels and boats drawing four feet water.

Mr. Underwood, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the joint resolution, (S. 3) explanatory of the act approved September 28, 1850, entitled " An act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States," reported it with an amendment.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Clemens asked and obtained leare to bring in a vill (S. 3.1) granting the right of way, and making a donation of land to the State of Alabama, in all of the construction of the Girard railroad; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Walker asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 36) to authorize the State of Wisconsin to select the residue of the land to which that State is entitled under the act of 8th August, 1846, to aid in the improvement of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers; which was read the first and second time, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Davis, the Sth instant, in relation to the completion of certain sets of the statutes of the United States; and the resolution was agreed to.

A message from the Ilouse of Representatives, by Mr. Robb:

Mr. President: The Ilouse of Representatives have passed “An act (II. R. 2) to authorize the transfer of land warrants issued under the act of The 28th September, 1850, granting bounty lands to the officers and privates of the American army since the year 1790, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The Senate resumeid, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the joint resolution (S. R. 4) of welcome to Louis Kossuth, together with the amendment proposed thereto; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Clarke, The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1851.

The Honorable James W. Bradbury, from the State of Maine, attended.

Mr. Seward submitted additional documents in relation to the petition of Hugh W. Dobbin; which were referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, presented the memorial of Richard M. Johnson, praying remuneration for losses sustained by him in consequence of his impressment into the service of the United States, as a pilot, in the late war with Mexico; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Miller presented the memorial of William A. Dner, administrator of William Duer, deceased, praying the payment of a balance due to the estate of the deceased on a contract for supplying rations to the army under General Sinclair, in the year 1791 ; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Fish presented the memorial of George Talcott, late of the army of the United States, complaining that injustice has been done him in the sentence of a court-martial by which he was dismissed the service, and praying that the Senate will investigate the proceedings of the court before acting on the nomination of the person appointed in his place.

Ordered, That it lie on the table. Mr. Walker presented a petition of inhabitants of Fort Winnebago, Wisconsin, praying a grant to the State of Wisconsin of the military reservation at Fort Wimebago, to aid in the improvement of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Hale presented a petition of citizens of New llampshire, praying the establishment of a mail route from Pittsfield to Farinington Dock, in that State; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a letter from Aaron H. Palmer, accompanied by a description of the colonial dependencies of Japan, with a plan for opening that empire to the commerce of the United States.

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

Mr. Smith presented the memorial of Thomas Pember, praying compensation for services rendered as a purser in the navy; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Pearce, Ordered, That the memorial of Robert M. Hamilton, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. {

On motion by Mr. Pearce, Ordered, That the petition of T. P. McBlair, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Gwin presented the memorial of William A. Christian, a purser in the navy, praying to be allowed, in the settlement of his accounts, certain payments made to officers on bo:ird the United States' steamer Princeton, holding acting appointments; which was referred, with the papers on file, to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Gwin presented the memorial of Daniel Anderson, son and heir of Thomas 0. Anderson, deceased, late of the navy, praying payment of the prize money due his father as one of the captors of the frigate Philadelphia ; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Seward, Ordered, That the petition of Abraham L. Knickerbocker, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Jones, of Iowl, Ordered, That the memorial of Thompson Hutchinson, and the petition of Barbara Reily, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Hamlin, Ordered, That the petition of Daniel Winslow, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Miller, Ordered, That the memorial of Thomas M. Taylor, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Seward, Ordered, That the documents on the files of the Senate, relating to the claim of Purser Francis B. Stockton, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Berrien, Ordered, That the documents on the files of the Senate, relating to the claims of Francis B. Stockton, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Pratt submitted an additional document relating to the claim of Mary Williams; which, with her petition on the files of the Senate, was referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Pratt, Ordered, That the petition of Richard Mackall, the petition of Bryan Callaghan, and the petition of the heirs of Robert Scwall, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Pratt, Ordered, That the memorial of the legal representatives of Rinaldo Johnson and Ann E. Johnson, the petition of the legal representatives of John G. Mackall, the memorial of Benedict I. Heard, the petition of the heirs and legal representatives of William Somerville, and the memorial of Hodges and Lansdale, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Dawson, Ordered, That the memorial of Elizabeth Munroe, on the files of the Cenate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to communicate to the Senate, a copy of the proceedings of the general court martial held in the city of Washington, in June and July last, upon the trial of George Talcott, colonel of ordnance and brigadier-general by brevet in the army of the United States, and of the testimony taken before the said court, together with the finding and sentence of the court, and the approval thereof by the President.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to communicate to the Senate, the report of the survey, estimates, &c., of a route from St. Louis to the big bend of Red river, made under the direction of the topographical bureau by Captain Joshua Barney.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of amending the laws in relation to alien and other passengers, on board of vessels, so as to secure more effectually the penalties for the violation of such laws.

Mr. Underwood submitted the following resolution for consideration :

Resolved, That the Committee on the District of Columbia, be and they are hereby instructed to inquire into the expediency and probable cost of straig?itening, grading and paving Pennsylvania avenue from Seventeenth street west to Georgetown; the erection of a permanent bridge across Rock creek, from the termination of Pennsylvania avenue, to intersect with Georgetown; the building of a sewer, of suitable dimensions for draining Pennsylvania avenue from Seventeenth to Twentieth streets West; the extension of gas lights along the line of Pennsylvania avenue from Seventeenth street west to Georgetown; an increase of the auxiliary guaril, under a new system of organization, sufficient to make them an efficient body; of supplying the city with pure water from the Great Falls of the Potomac; and the extension of a line of gas lights from the bridge aforesaid to High street in Georgetown, and thence along said street to its western termination.

On motion by Mr. Hale, That when the Senate adjourn, it be to Monday next, It was determined in the negative. Mr. Dolge, of Wisconsin, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 37) granting to the State of Wisconsin a donation of the public lands to aid in the construction of a railroad from the city of Milwaukie to the Mississippi river; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Badger, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 38) for the relief of M. K. Warrington and C. W. J. Chubb, executor of Captain Lewis Warrington and others; which was reail the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Hunter, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 39) to authorize the payment of invalid pensions in certain cases ; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Fishi, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 40) to establish a mint of the United States in the city of New York; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Walker, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 11) to grant to the State of Wisconsin the military reservation at Fort Winnebago, in that State, to aid in improving the navigation of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

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