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The message was read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 40) making appropriation to meet the expenses incurred in consequence of the late fire at the Capitol, reported it 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, and the blank filled, the bill was reported to the Senate, and the amendment concurred in.

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

On motion by Mr. Shields, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of F. Hultman; from the further consideration of the petition of Joseph Byrd; and from the further consideration of documents relating to the claim of Mariano G. Vallejo.

On motion by Mr. Shields, * Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of James R. Browning, and that it be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Shields, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Santiago E. Arguello, and that | it be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (S. 15) to establish a navy-yard and depot on the Bay of San Francisco, in California, reported it with amendments.

Mr. Gwin also made a report on the subject; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Clemens, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred a bill (S. 22) to indemnify the State of South Carolina for money expended for the use of the United States in the war in Florida with the Seminole Indians, reported it with an amendment.

Mr. Dawson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (S. 86) to provide for the payment to the State of Georgia for moneys expended by the State for horses and equipments lost by volunteers and militia, whilst engaged in the suppression of the hostilities of the Creek, Seminole, and Cherokee Indians, in the years 1836, 1837, and 1838, reported it without amendment.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Shields asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (3. 94) to increase the efficiency of the army by a retired list for disabled officers; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the resolution (S. R. 6) in relation to printing the returns of the seventb Census; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Smith, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until tomorrow, and be the order of the day.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 60) for the relief of William Darby, and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate. On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed, and read a third time?

Yeas

29 It was determined in the affirmative,

| Nays.

11 On motion by Mr. Felch, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative

are, Messrs. Atchison, Badger, Borland, Bright, Brodhead, Clemens, Dawson, Dodge, of Wisconsin, Dodge, of Iowa, Douglas, Downs, Fish, Geyer, Gwin, Hamlin, Houston, James, Jones, of Iowa, McRae, Miller, Morton, Pratt, Rusk, Sebastian, Seward, Shields, Smith, Spruance, Walker.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Bayard, Berrien, Bradbury, Felch, Hunter, Jones, of Tennessee, King, Norris, Sumner, Wade, Whitcomb.

So it was
Ordered, That the bill be engrossed, and read a third time.
The following engrossed bills were severally read the third time:
S. 43. Bill for the relief of Charles Melrose.

S. 46. Bill granting a pension to Sally T. Floyd, widow of George R C. Floyd, late a licutenant-colonel in the army of the United States.

S. 50. Bill for the relief of Sidney S. Allcott.
S. 56. Bill for the relief of the heirs of Judith Worthen.

S. 58. Bill authorizing Victor Morass to relinquish certain lands, and to enter the same quantity elsewhere.

Resolved, That the said bills pass, and that their titles be as aforesaid.

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

T'he bill (H. R. 40) making appropriation to meet the expenses incurred in consequence of the late fire at the Capitol, 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.

On motion by Mr. Davis, The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1852. Mr. Wade presented the memorial of Daniel Slack, praying the payment of the difference between the awards made by the two Boards of Commissioners for the settlement of the claims of American citizens against Mexico; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Wade presented the memorial of Johnson H. Alford, administrator of Henry P. Bates, praying that the difference between the awards made by the two Boards of Commissioners for settling claims against Mexico, on the claim of said Bates, may be allowed and paid; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Clemens presented the petition of William Scott Haynes, praying that a public vessel may be despatched to receive and convey to the United States the prisoners of the Lopez expedition, recently set at liberty by the Queen of Spain; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Geyer presented the memorial of Mary S. Wetmore, widow of the late Major Alphonso Wetmore, of the United States army, praying a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Geyer presented the petition of Richard B. Lee, an officer in the army, praying to be allowed the amount of public funds stolen from him, and which he repaid to the United States; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Sumner presented the petition of citizens of Boston, Massachusetts, praying that the expenses incurred by American contributors at the World's Fair, in London, may be defrayed by Congress; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Brodhead presented the memorial of Benjamin Holbrook, and the memorial of Charlotte B. Holtz, administratrix of Peter Holtz, praying the appointment of a board to review the decisions of the late Board of Commissioners for settling claims against Mexico.

Ordered, That they lie on the table. Mr. Rusk presented the petition of Charles Uhde and Company, praying the return of duties paid on certain cotton goods, shipped by them at New Orleans for Point Isabel, in Texas, and lost at sea, which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Fish presented the memorial of the heirs of Charles Oakley, praying compensation for the services of said Oakley in the revolutionary war; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Fish presented a memorial of the heirs of Jacob Latting, praying indemnity for spoliations by the French prior to 1801; which was referred to the select committee appointed on the subject.

Mr. Fish presented a letter from the Mayor of the City of New York, communicating a resolution of the Board of Aldermen and Assistants, tendering to the United States a piece of land within that city for the erection of a mint; which was referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Downs presented a petition of citizens of Caldwell parish, Louisiana, residing on the “ Maison Rouge grant,” praying an amendment of the late act of Congress for the relief of purchasers of land in that grant; which was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Downs presented the petition of Evariste Blanc, praying the confirmation of his title to a certain tract of land; which was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Gwin presented the memorial of L. M. Goldsborough, G. J. Van Brunt, and S. F. Blunt, officers of the navy, praying additional compensation for services on special duty to California and Oregon ; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Geyer, Ordered, That the memorial of the heirs of Herman Blannerhasset, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Miller, Ordered, That the petition of Eliza M. Evans, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion by Mr. Felch, Ordered, That the petition of William Miller, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Pratt, Ordered, That the memorial of citizens of the District of Columbia, on the files of the Senate, relative to the purchase by the United States of a portion of the Columbia turnpike road, be referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

Mr. Sebastian presented a memorial of the First Christian and Orchard parties of Oneida Indians, asking interest on certain moneys improperly withheld from them after the same became due; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be instructed to communicate to the Senate the following information, to wit:

1. The number and tonnage of American and foreign vessels which have arrived annually in the United States from foreign ports after 1814; designating the countries to which such vessels belonged, and that from which they last, before their arrival, cleared.

2. The number and tonnage of such vessels which have arrived during the same period annually in the ports of Portland, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Mobile, and New Orleans, respectively.

3. The number and tonnage of such vessels which have arrived in the United States during the same period from foreign ports on the lakes, classifying in all cases such vessels in the usual manner.

On motion by Mr. Badger,
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourn, it be to Friday next.

Mr. Dawson, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, to whom were referred documents relating to the application of John Shly, for the extension of a patent, reported a bill (S. 95) to extend a patent heretofore granted to John Shly, of the State of Georgia.

On motion by Mr. Jones, of Iowa, Ordered, That the Committee on Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Mira M. Alexander, and that it be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of documents relating to the claim of the State of Rhode Island for advances to volunteers in the late war with Mexico.

On motion by Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Nathan Weston.

Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 68) for the relief of Charles A. Kellett, reported it without amendment; and submitted a report, which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Berrien, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 96) to provide for the removal of obstructions in the River Savannah, in the State of Georgia, and for improvement of the same; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a bill (H. R. 47) to admit a certain vessel to registry; also a bill (H. R. 48) in relation to a certain lot of land in the town of Gnadenhutten, in the State of Ohio; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

Mr. Butler, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred a memorial of members of the bar of the District of Columbia, reported a bill (S. 97) to make the salary of the judge of the criminal court of the District of Columbia equal to that of an assistant judge of the circuit court of said District; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Butler, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred a bill (S. 78) amendatory of an act entitled " An act to provide for holding the courts of the United States in case of the sickness or other disability of the judges of the district courts,” approved July 29, 1850, reported it without amendment.

The bill (H. R. 47) to admit a certain vessel to registry, was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

The bill (H. R. 48) in relation to a certain lot of ground in the town of Gnadenhutten, in the State of Ohio, was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The engrossed bill (S. 60) for the relief of William Darby, was read the third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

On motion by Mr. Bright, To reconsider the vote on the passing of the bill (S. 46) granting a pension to Sally T. Floyd, widow of George R. C. Floyd, late a lieutenantcolonel in the army of the United States.

On motion by Mr. Bright,
Ordered, That this motion lie on the table.

'The Senate resumed the consideration of the memorial presented the 17th December, in relation to the enforcement of discipline in the navy and commercial marine of the United States; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Mallory, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to Monday next.

On motion by Mr. Pearce, The Senate adjourned.

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