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the construction of the Dubuque and Keokuk, and the Davenport and Council Bluffs railroads.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Butler presented a memorial of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce, praying that a light boat and fog bell may be placed on the shoals cast of Cape Roman, on the coast of South Carolina, which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion by Mr. Hamlin, Ordered, That the three petitions of inliabitants of Sedgwick, Maine, on the files of the Senate, in relation to a port of entry at that place, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion by Mr. Norris, Oritered, That the memorial of A. A. Frazier and Alvin Baker, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Bell, Ordered, That the petition of Joseph Byrd, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

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

Mr. Presilent: The House of Representatives, in compliance with the provisions of the act to establish the Smithsonian Institution for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men, have appointed Mr. Colcock, Mr. Fitch, and Mr. Meacham, regents, on their part.

Mr. Brodhead, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of A. S. Williamson, submitted an adverse report, which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 63) to grant to the city of Burlington, in lowa, the land heretofore reserved between that city and the Mississippi river, reported it with an amendment.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Felch asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 90) granting to the State of Michigan the right of way, and a donation of public land for the purpose of constructing a canal or railway across the peninsula of Michigan; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Felch asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 91) to establish an additional land office in Michigan ; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sebastian asked and obtained leave to bring in bill (S. 92) for the redemption of certain Choctaw annuities; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Brodhead, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Allen G. Johnson, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 93) for his relief.

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

The following bills were read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole:

S. 50. Bill for the relief of Sidney A. Alcott.
S. 56. Bill for the relief of the heirs of Judith Worthe, deceased.

S. 58. Bill authorizing Victor Morass to relinquish certain lands, and to enter the same quantity elsewhere; an, no amendment being made thereto, they were reported to the Senate.

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

The Senate proceelel to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the following bills :

S. 43. Bill for the relief of Charles Melrose.

S. 16. Bill granting a pension to Sally T. Floyd, widow of George R. C. Floyd, late a lieutenant-colonel in the army of the United States; and, no amendment being made thereto, they were reported to the Senate.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 47) to revive a portion of an act for the relief of the windows of deceased soldiers; and,

On motion by Vr. Dawson, Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate proceeded to cousider the motion subunitted by Mr. Butler, the 2d instant, to reconsider the vote referring to the Committee on the Judiciary the bill (S. 89) to amend the act entitled - An act proposing to the State of Texas the establishment of her northern and western boundaries; the relinquishment by sail State of all territory claimed by her exterior to said boundaries, and of ail her claims upon the United States, ani to establish a territorial government for New Alexico," approved September 9, 1850; and, The motion was agreed to.

On motion,
Ordered, That the bill be referred to the Conmittee on Territories.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 60) for the relief of Williain Darby; and,

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

At 1 o'clock, Louis Kossuth was conducted into the chamber of the Senate by the committee appointed for the purpose; and,

Nir. Shields, as chairman of the committee, introduced him to the Senate. The Senate living risen, the President pro tempore aduiressed him as follows:

Louis Kossuth: I welcome you to the Senate of the United States. The committee will conduct you to the seat which I have caused to be prepared

for you.

The Senators having resumed their seats,

On motion by Mr. Mangum, That the Senate a journ, in order that the members inay present their respects to Louis Kossuth individually,

li was determineri in the afirmative; and, The Senate adjournel.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1852.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate, a letter from the Secretary of the Navy, accompanied by a memorial addressed to the President of the United by the petty officers, seamen and marines attached to the United States squadron in the Pacific, asking an increase of pay; which was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the state of the finances.

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Finance, and printed: and that ten thousand copies thereof, in addition to the usual number, be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Seward presented a petition of merchants, underwriters, and others of New York, praying a survey of such parts of the China seas, the Straits of Gaspar, and the Java sea, as lie directly in the tracks of vessels proceeding to and from China; which was referred to the Committee on Com

Merce.

Mr. Seward submitted a statement showing the amount of gold bullion received at the port of New York, from California, from January 6 to December 1, 1851; which was referrell to the Committee on Finance.

Ordered, That it be printeil.

Mr. Seward presented a petition of citizens of Rochester, New York, praying that the bill now before the Senate, giving further remedies to patentees, may become a law; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Seward presented the petition of the assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in Ulster county, New York, praying allditional compensation ; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Wade presented the petition of Zebulon Parker, praying the renewal of his patents for certain improvements in hydraulic power; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Atchison submitted additional documents in relation to the claim of Henry (. Miller, Philip W. Thompson, and Jesse B. Turley to indemnity for cattle stolen by the Osage band of Indians; which were referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, with the papers on file relating thereto.

Mr. Sumner presented two petitions of citizens of Massachusetts, a petition of citizens of New Jersey, and a petition of citizens of New Hampshire, praying that the bill now before Congress, giving further remedies to patentees, may become a law.

Oritered, That they lie on the table.

Mr. Brodhead presented a memorial of citizens of Philadelpia, Pennsylvania, praying indemnity for French spoliations prior to 1801; which was referred to the Select Committee appointed on the subject.

Mr. Whitcomb presented the memorial of David A. Cameron, represei. tative and heir of James Bell, deceased, and assignee of the other heirs of said Bell, praying payment of advances made to the American army dur

merce,

ing the revolutionary war; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion by Mr. Whitcomb, Ordered, That the memorial of the heirs of James Bell, deceasel, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Brodhead presented a memorial of citizens of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, praying the construction of piers and harbors in the Delaware river and bay; which was referred to the Committee on Conn

On motion by Mr. Bradbury, Ordered, That the memorials and petitions on the files of the Senate, on the subject of indemnity for French spoliations prior to 1801, be referred to the Select Committee appointed on the subject.

Mr. Borland presented the petition of John McVey, a soldier in the last war with Great Britain, praying a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Borland presented the petition of L. M. S. Holleville, praying a modification of the laws relating to the disposition of the public domain; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Downs presented a petition of citizens of Washington, in the District of Columbia, praying that Pennsylvania avenue, east of the Capitol, may be improved and lighted; which was referred to the Committee on the Dis trict of Columbia.

Mír. Fish presented the memorial of the Chamber of Commerce of New York, praying the completion of the light-house on Sand Key, on the coast of Florida ; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Fish presented the memorial of Thomas B. Cottrell and the memorial of Frederick Bange and Albert Southmayd, praying the establishment of a tribunal for reviewing the decisions of the late Board of Commissiones under the treaty with Mexico; which were referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Fish presented a petition of the assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in Dutchess county, New York-a petition of the assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in Greene county, New York, and a petition of the assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in St. Lawrence county, New York, praying additional compensation for their services; which were referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Pearce presented a petition of Sally J. Mathews, praying compensation for the services of her late husband, as clerk in the Treasury Department; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

dir. Fish presented a petition of citizens of Albany, and a petition of citizens of Brooklyn, New York, praying an appropriation for paying the espenses of the American contributors to the World's Fair, at London; which were referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Gwin presented the memorial of Charles D. Arfwedson, praying compensation for services as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, at the court of Stockholm ; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

On motion by Mr. Atchison, Ordered, That the memorial of D. D. Mitchell, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Rusk, Ordered, Tliat the memorial of J. Smith, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion by Mr. McRae, Ordered, That the petition of George Poindexter, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Bradbury, Ordered, That the memorial of J. K. F. Mansfield, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Pearce, Ordered, That the memorial of the Association of the Defenders of Baltimore in 1814, and the memorial of Edward Thompson and others, calling themselves “ Old Defenders” of Baltimore in the war of 1812, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

On motion by Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, Ordered, That the memorial of Edwin James, sen., on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Buildings be instructed to inquire into the expediency of appropriating a sum not exceeding dollars to fit up the document room near the Library, and a part of the adjoining passage, for the temporary reception of the books of the Congressional Library.

Mr. Clemens submitted the following resolution for consideration :

Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of adopting a separate code of regulations for the government of the marine corps of the United States.

Resolved further, That said committee be also instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the President of the United States to appoint annually two cadets to the Military Academy at West Point, to be educated with a view to appointment in the marine corps.

Mr. Seward submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the Committee on Pensions be instructed to inquire into the justice and propriety of awarding a pension to the widow of the late Brevet Brigadier-General Belknap, who served during the late Mexican war with distinguished fidelity and ability, and recently died while actively engaged in the public service.

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

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To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit to the Senate a report of the Secretary of State relative to the persons belonging to the expedition of Lopez, who were taken prisoners in Cuba and afterwards sent to Spain, and who have now been pardoned and released by her Catholic Majesty. The appropriation, the expediency of which is suggested in the report, I cordially recommend to the consideration of Congress, with the single additional suggestion, that to be available, it shoull be promptly made.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, January 5, 1852.

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