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Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Adams, Bright, Butler, Chase, De Saussure, Foot, Hale, Hunter, Mason, Morton, Pearce, Rusk, Sumner, Underwood.

So the resolution as amended was agreed to.

The Senate proceeded to the appointment of a select committee agreeably to the resolution ; and,

Mr. James, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Bright, Mr. Bell and Mr. Shields were appointed the committee.

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Printing, submitted the following resolution ; which was considered by unanimous consent, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate, Clerk of the House of Representatives and the clerk of the Printing Committee be and they hereby are authorized to audit the accounts for printing and binding the obituary notices of the death of Henry Clay, ordered by the Senate, and to pay the same out of the contingent fund of the Senate.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Navy be requested to report at an early day of the next session, the amount of money expended on the several navy-yards of Gosport, Washington, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Charlestown, Portsmouth and Kittery, specifying the amount expended for the purchase of the original sites, and for the additional land subsequently purchased for the several navy-yards above mentioned; and also to state the amount of money expended in erecting all the buildings thereon.

On motion by Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, Ordered, That the head of the topographical department be allowed the number of Stansbury's report which was assigned to him by the original resolution on that subject.

On motion by Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, Ordered, That instead of the distribution of Owen's report, heretofore ordered, there be furnished to the general land office one hundred copies, to the Smithsonian Institution one hundred copies, and to Doctor Owen two hundred copies.

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom were referred a report of the Secretary of the Navy, on the comparative value of anthracite and bituminous coals, and resolutions of the legislature of Maryland on the same subject, submitted a report; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom were referred sundry memorials and petitions of officers, clerks and others employed in the civil and military departments of the United States in Mexico, during the late war with that republic, submitted a report.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report; and, in concurrence therewith,

Ordered, That the committee be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

On motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, That the report of the Secretary of State, the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, the report of the Secretary of War, the report of the Secretary of the Navy, the report of the Secretary of the Interior, the report of the Postmaster General and the report of the Attorney

General, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, information respecting the clerks employed in their respective departments and offices, be printed.

On motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, That Michael Nash have leave to withdraw his petition and papers. .

On motion by Mr. Atchison, Ordered, That Joseph Parks have leave to withdraw his memorial and papers.

The following message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. M. P. Fillmore, his secretary :

To the Senate of the United States :

In answer to the resolution of the Senate of the 21st instant, requesting information in respect to foreign postal arrangements, and especially cheap ocean postage, I transmit a report of the Secretary of State and the documents by which it was accompanied.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, August 31, 1852.

The message was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and printed.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the acting Secretary of the Treasury, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate a report of the register of the Treasury in relation to the tonnage of the United States; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Ordered, That it lie on the table, and be printed. Mr. Douglas, from the Committee on Territories, to whom the following bills were referred, reported them severally without amendment:

H. R. 134. An act authorizing the Governor of the Territory of New Mexico to call an extra session of the Legislative Assembly of said Territory, should the same be deemed necessary and expedient;

H. R. 252. An act to authorize the legislative authority of the several Territories to control the appropriations to be made by Congress for the support of the government of said Territories;

H. P. 253. An act making an appropriation for the completion of the public buildings in the Territory of Minnesota ;

H. R. 260. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to establish the territorial government of Oregon," approved August 14, 1848;

H. R. 263. An act to provide for additional clerks and extend the ses sions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico.

On motion by Mr. Adams, Ordered, That Clements, Bryan and Company bave leave to withdraw their memorial and papers.

On motion by Mr. Morton, Ordered, That the heirs of Darius Garrason have leave to withdrar their petition and papers.

Mr. Bright, from the Committee of Conference on the part of the Senate, on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the bill (H. R. 220,)

making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending 30th June, 1853, reported that they have met the conferees on the part of the House of Representatives, and after full and free conference have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses, as follows:

“That the House of Representatives do recede from their disagreement to the 2d, 7th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 22, 23, 24th, 25th, 26th, 28th and 30th amendments of the Senate, and agree

thereto. That the House of Representatives do recede from their disagreement to the first amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: page 1, in line 4, after the word “dollars," insert the following: Provided, That the commissary department may use in advance of the regular appropriations for the fiscal year ending the 30th of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, two hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars of said sum for said fiscal year.

That the House of Representatives do recede from their disagreement to the 3d amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: page 1, in line 3, strike out the words “three hundred," and insert in lieu thereof the words two hundred and fifty.

That the House of Representatives do recede from their disagreement to the 16th amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same with amendments, as follows: page 4, in line 16, after the word “report,” insert the words to Congress, and in line 21, after the word “service,” strike out all to the word "same," in line 25, inclusive.

That the House of Representatives do recede from their disagreement to the 17th amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: page 5, in line 13, after the word “Mexico," strike out all to the end of the section.

That the House of Representatives do recede from their disagreement to the 21st amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same with amendments, as follows: page 8, in line 15, after the word “Department," strike out all to the word “State,” in line 18, inclusive, and add at the end of the section : Provided, That the same principles be applied in the settlement of the claims of the States of Alabama and all other States for moneys advanced, in raising, subsisting and transporting troops for the

Mexican war.

And that the Senate do recede from its 5th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 18th and 29th amendments.” The Senate proceeded to consider the report; and,

Resolved, That the Senate concur therein, and that the bill be amended accordingly.

Mr. Mason presented the credentials of the Honorable Robert M. T. Hunter, chosen a senator by the legislature of the State of Virginia for six years from the fourth day of March, 1853; which were read.

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee of Conference on the part of the Senate, on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the bill (II. R. 314) to establish certain post roads, reported:

“That having met the Committee of Conference on the part of the House, they have agreed to recommend to their respective Houses as follows: That the Senate recede from their disagreement to the amendment of the Senate No. 39, and agree to the same with an amendment, viz: add at the end thereof, · Provided, That the contracts authorized by this section be let to the lowest bidder, according to the provisions of the existing laws: And provided further, that the amount paid shall in no case exceed the amount of postage derived from the said mails.'

That the Senate recede from its amendments numbered 43, 44, 45, 46 and 49.

That the House reeede from their disagreement to the amendments of the Senate numbered 47, 48, 50 and 53; and,

That there be added at the end of Maine: from South Paris, Maine, to Harrison, North Bridgton, Bridgton, West Bridgton to Fryeburg.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said report; and,

Resolved, that they concur therein, and that the bill be amended aecordingly.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof. Mr. Mallory, from the Committee of Conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill (H. R. 240) making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending the 30th June, 1853, reported:

“ That having met, and after full and free conference have agreed to recommend and do recommend to the respective houses as follows:

“ That the Senate recede from their amendments numbered 7, 11, 13. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32. 33, 34, 35, 36, 39 and 42, and that the House recede from its disagreement to the amendments of the Senate numbered 1, 4, 5, 12, 37, 38, 40, 43, 44; and that the two houses agree to the 2d amendment of the Senate amended as follows, to wit: in the 9th and 10th lines of said amendment strike out the words during the late war with Mexico and since that period,' and insert instead thereof, since the 28th day of September, 1850: and in the 33d line strike out twelve hundred,' and insert in lieu thereof one thousand.

“ And that the two houses agree to the 3d amendment of the Senate, with the following amendments : in line 8 strike out “fifteen hundred, and insert one thousand, and in line 11 strike out nine' and insert eight.

“That the Senate recede from its 8th amendment, and that the two houses agree to amend the clause mentioned in said Senate's amendment, by striking out of the 11th and 12th lines the words this House,' and inserting in lieu thereof Congress.

“That the Senate recede from their 41st amendment, and that the two houses agree to strike out of the second section all after the word “repeated,' in the 8th line, and the whole of the 3d section.

“ That the House recede from its disagreement to the 45th amendment of the Senate, and that the two houses agree to amend the said amendment by striking out of the 6th line the words, and the city post office.

“And that the House do recede from its disagreement to the 46th amend. ment of the Senate, and that the two houses agree to amend the same by inserting in the first line thereof, after the wordenacted,' the following, to wit: That Robert Armstrong, the public printer, be and is hereby directed to execute without delay the public printing ordered by either house of Congress since his election as public printer.'

The Senate proceeded to consider the said report; and,

Resolved, That they concur therein, and that the bill be amended accordingly.

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

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives agree to the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 312) entitled "An act making appropriations for light-houses, light-boats, buoys, &c., and providing for the erection and establishment of the same, and for other purposes.'

They agree to the report of the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill (H. R. 314) to establish certain post roads.

The House of Representatives have passed a joint resolution from the Senate (S. R. 61) relating to the printing of Congress during the recess.

The House of Representatives have passed a resolution to suspend the 17th joint rule of the two houses, so far as to authorize the presentation of the bill (H. R. 312) making an appropriation for light-houses, light-boats,

toys, &c., and providing for the erection and establishment of the same, and for other purposes; also the bill (S. 486) to constitute Alton, in the State of Illinois, a port of delivery.

Mr. Hale reported from the committee, that they had examined and found duly enrolled the following bill and joint resolution.

S. 486. An act to constitute Alton, in the State of Illinois, a port of delivery.

S. R. 61. Joint resolution relating to the printing of Congress during the recess.

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

Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed two enrolled bills, (S. 321, S. 486,) I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The President pro tempore signed the following enrolled bills : S. 321. An act for the relief of Z. F. Johnson ; S. 486. An act to constitute Alton, in the State of Ilinois, a port of delivery; and they were delivered to the committee to be presented to the President of the United States.

Mr. Fish reported from the committee that they had examined and found luly enrolled the bill (H. R. 312) making appropriations for light-houses, light-boats, buoys, &c., and providing for the erection and establishment of the same, and for other purposes.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution from the House to suspend the joint rule, No. 17, so far as it relates to bills, (H. R. 312,) An act making appropriation for light-houses, light-boats, buoys, &c., and providing for the erection and establishment of the same, and for other purposes; (H. R. 314,) An act to establish certain post roads, and for other purposes ; (S. 486,) An act to constitute Alton, in the State of Illinois,

a port of delivery; and the resolution, having been amended by adding thereto, “also the bills numbered H. R. 220, 240, 241 and 314, was agreed to.

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

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