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road and Macadamized turnpikes passing through the public lands belonging to the United States, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent.

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

The bill (H. R. 87) making appropriations for the support of the military academy for the year ending the 30th of June, 1853, was read a third time, and further amended by unanimous consent.

Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments.

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

The engrossed bil! (S. 24) allowing exchanges of, and granting additional school lands in the several States which contain public lands, and for other purposes, was read a third time.

On motion by Mr. Borland the bill was amended by unanimous consent, and the title was amended.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be, “An act granting additional school lands in the several States which contain public lands, and for other purposes."

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

On motion the Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, JULY 26, 1852.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Interior communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, information in relation to the commission appointed to run and mark the boundary between the United States and Mexico; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Gwin, Ordered, That it be referred to a select committee consisting of five members, to be appointed by the President pro tempore; and,

Mr. Weller, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Rusk, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Toucey were appointed the committee.

Mr. Waile presented a petition of citizens of Morrow county, Ohio, praying that the homestead bill may become a law; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Davis presented a petition of publishers of newspapers in Boston, praying that the postage on all classes of newspapers may be uniform ; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

On motion by Mr. Jones, of Iowa, Ordered, That an additional member be appointed on the Committee on Enrolled Bills, and that the appointment be made by the President pro tempore ; and, Ir. Charlton was appointed.

On motion by Mr. Borland, Ordered, That the Committee on Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the following subjects:

Memorial of John Cripps ;
Memorial of Sarah A. Watson;

Memorial of Augusta 0. Boyd;
Memorial of Mary Ann Ridgeley;
Memorial of Mary Robb;
Petition of the widow of Orlando Pierce;
Petition of Elvira F. Smith;

Petition of Orson Young; and the documents relating to the claim of the children of Hannah Scott, deceased.

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of citizens of Florida, praying that a ship of war may be built at Pensacola, and that measures may be taken to prepare that yard for the construction, equipment and repair of vessels of war, submitted a report (No. 310 ;) which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 54) for the relief of Silas Champion, of the State of New York, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 43) making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes for the year ending June 30th, 1853, reported it with amendments.

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 169) for the relief of Catharine Clark, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the bili (H. R. 186) for the relief- of David Murphy, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the joint resolution (S. R. 37) respecting pensions, reported it with an amendment.

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the memorial of Lavinia Taylor, reported a bill (S. 495) for her relief; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Upham, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to whom was referred the memorial of John R. Jefferson, submitted a report (No. 306,) accompanied by a bill (S. 496) for his relief.

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 referred a memorial of Van Rensellaer Morgan, submitted a report (No. 307) accompanied by a bill (S. 497) for his relief.

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

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Sarah Crandall, submitted a report (No. 311) accompanied by a bill (S. 498) for her relief.

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

Mr. Rusk, from the Comunittee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to whom was referred the petition of R. D. Battle, submitted a report (No. 308) accompanied by a resolution (S. R. 52) for the relief of the estate of Isaac L. Battle.

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

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the petition of John H. C. Mayer, reported a bill (S. 499) for his relief; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Butler, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of Samuel H. Hamstead, submitted a report (No. 309) accompanied by a bill (S. 500) for his relief.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed. Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the joint resolution (S. R. 49) for the relief of George C. Floyd, late secretary of Wisconsin Territory and sureties, reported it with an amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution last mentioned (S. R. 49) as in Committee of the Whole; and the reported amendment having been agreed to, the resolution was reported to the Senate and the amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That this resolution be engrossed, and read a third time.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, by unanimous consent, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 501) to provide for the correction of errors in the location of military bounty land warrants and the entry of lands; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 3) to protect actual settlers upon the land on the line of the Central railroad and branches, by granting pre-emption rights thereto; and the reported amendment having been agreed to, the bill was reported to the Senate and the amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That the amendment be engrossed, and the bill read a third time.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 136) for the relief of the legal representatives of James C. Watson, of Georgia ; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it pass to the third reading.
The said bill was read a third time.
Resolved, That it pass.
Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

Mr. Charlton reported from the Committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill (S. 281) supplementary to an act providing for the taking of the seventh and subsequent censuses of the United States and to fix the number of the members of the House of Representatives, and provide for their future apportionment among the several States, approved May 23, 1850.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the resolution submitted by Mr. Weller, on the 28th of June, in relation to charges preferred by J. McClelland against J. R. Bartlett, commissioner for running and marking the Mexican boundary line; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Weller, The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, JULY 27, 1852.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, presented a memorial of the city council of the city of Dubuque, in the State of Iowa, praying an appropriation for completing the harbor at that place; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Rusk presented the inemorial of E. Dwight Smith, a citizen of the United States, praying indemnity for losses sustained in consequence of his expulsion from Mexico by military force, during the late war with that republic; which was referred to the select committee appointed on the subject of claims against Mexico.

Mr. Gwin submitted the following resolution for consideration :

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to inform the Senate in what manner the vessels of the navy are now employed, specifying the objects and operations of each squadron, and of single ves. sels on special service; and also to communicate to the Senate a statement of the force of the navy available for immediate service.

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

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested, if not incompatible with the public interests, to transmit to the Senate copies offirst, a letter from Mr. M. Gonzales de la Vega, chargé d'affaires of Mexico, to the Secretary of State, dated January, 1852 : second, copy of a letter from the Mexican minister to the Secretary of State, dated 11th March, 1851; both upon the subject of the American and Mexican boundary commission.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so re-organizing the circuit courts of the United States as to include the States of California, Texas, Florida, Iowa and Wisconsin, within said circuits.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for appeals to the Supreme Court of the United States from the district courts of California, in all cases involving amounts exceeding two thousand dollars.

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to communicate to the Senate, if not incompatible with the public interest, copies of all the correspondence which has taken place and documents that may have been collected since the message of the President of the 15th December, 1845, (printed with Senate documents first session twenty-ninth Congress, in volume 3, number 14,, in relatics to he claim of the owners of the brig General Armstrong againsi ine governcent of Portugal, including all letters and papers in the possession of the government, material to a full understanding of the subject, and not heretofore communicated to the Senate.

Vr. Sumner submitted the following resolution for consideration :

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be requested to consider the expediency of reporting a bill for the immediate repeal of the act of Congress approved September 18, 1850, usually known as the fugitive slave act.

Mr. Sebastian, by unanimous consent, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 502) to amend an act to divide the district of Arkansas into two judicial districts, and for other purposes; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Toucey, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a joint resolution (S. R. 53) to confer additional duties and powers on the solicitor of the treasury; which was .read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

The bill (H. R. 3) to protect actual settlers upon the land in the line of the central railroad and branches, by granting pre-emption thereto," was read a third time as amended. Resolved, That this bill pass with an amendment.

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

The engrossed joint resolution (S. R. 49) for the relief of George R. C. Floyd, late secretary of Wisconsin Territory, and sureties, was read a third time.

Resolved, That this resolution pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

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

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Silas L. Loomis, submitted a report (No. 313,) accompanied by a bill (S. 503) for the relief of the legal representatives of Daniel Loomis, deceased.

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

The bill (S. 186) to constitute Alton, in the State of Illinois, a port of delivery, was read 'the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

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

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 28) granting to the State of Michigan the right of way and a donation of public land for the construction of a ship canal around the falls of St. Mary, in said State ; and, After debate,

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

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Hayes, chief Clerk:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a joint resolution (H. R. 24) providing for the distribution of the laws of Congress and the debates thereon ; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate. The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled

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