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act for the free importation of stereotype plates, and to encourage the printing and gratuitous distribution of the scriptures by the bible societies within the United States," and

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of the heirs of Alexander Ror. burgh," and

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

Mr. Lacock, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act continuing the salaries of certain officers of government,” reported it without amendment. A message from the House of Representatives,

! by Mr. Dongherty, their Clerk:

Mr. President-The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed several enrolled bills, I am directed to bring them to the Senate, ; for the signature of their President.

The House of Representatives have passed a bill entitled “ An act concerning invalid pensioners," a bill entitled "An act for the relief of George T. Ross, Daniel T. Patterson, and the ofcers and men lately under their command," also a resolution requesting the President of the United States to cause further observations to be made, with a view of ascertaining the longitude of the capitol, in the city of Washington; in which bills and resolution they request the concurrence of the Senate.

They have postponed indefinitely the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act authorizing the app pointment of admirals.”

They have agreed to the amendments of the Senate to the bill. entitled " An act making further provision for settling claims to land in the Terri, tory of Illinois,”: also the amendments to the bill entitled " An act for the relief of Joseph Wilson."

They have agreed to the amendments to the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of the Presi. sident and directors of the Washington bridge company," with an amendment, in which they rea quest the concurrence of the Senate.

They have disagreed to the amendments of the Senate to the bill entitled “ An act supplemental to the act entitled . An act regulating and defining the duties of the judges of the Territory of Illis pois, and for vesting in the courts of the Territory of Indiana, a jurisdiction in chancery cases arising in the said Territory.” And he withdrew.

The Senate proceeded to consider their amendments, disagreed to by the House of Representatives, to the bill last mentioned.

Whereupon,
Resolved, That they recede therefrom.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendment of the House of Representatives to theix amendment to the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of the president and directors of the Washington bridge company."

Whereupon,
Resolved, That they concur therein.

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

The President signed the eleven enrolled bills last reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee to be laid before the President of the United States.

The two bills and resolution last brought up for concurrence were read.

Ordered, That they severally pass to the second reading : The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the resolution from the House of Representatives, authorizing the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives, to adjourn their respective Houses on the 20th day of April instant; and the resolution having been amended by striking out “ 20th,"

On motion by Mr. Barbour,
To fill the blank with “ 27,"
It was determined in the affirmative, yeas 16,

nays 15.

On motion by Mr. Lacock,
The
yeas

and nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mess. Barbour, Mess. Magon, of Va.
Barry,

Roberts,
Daggett,

Ruggles,
Goldsborough,

Sanford,
Harper,

Thompson,
Horsey,

Tichenor,
Howell,

Wells,
Mason, of N. H. Wilson.
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mess. Brown,

Mess. Lacock,
Chace,

Macon,
Condit,
Dana,

Tait,
Fromentin,
Gaillard,

Varnum,
Gore,

Williams.
King,
The resolution having been amended, the Pre-
sident reported it to the House accordingly,

On the question to concur in the amendment agreed to as in committee of the whole, filling the blank with “ 27,"

It was determined in the negative, yeas 15,

Morrow,

Turner,

nays 16.

On motion by Mr. Varnum, The yeas and

nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative are, Mess. Barbour, Mess. Goldsborough, Barry,

Horsey,
Daggett,

Howell,

Mess. Mason, of N. H. Mess. Thompson,
Mason, of Va.

Tichenor,
Roberts,

Wells,
Ruggles,

Wilson.
Sanford,
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mess. Brown,

Mess. King,
Campbell,

Lacock,
Chace,

Macon,
Condit,

Morrow,
Dana,

Tait,
Fromentin,

Turner,
Gaillard,

Varnum,
Gore,

Williams.
On motion,
Toʻstrike out “ Saturday, the day of April
inst.” and insert “ Wednesday, the first day of
May next,"

It was determined in the affirmative, yeas 16,

Days 15.

On motion by Mr. Wells, The yeas and

nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative are, Mess. Barry,

Mess. Lacock,
Campbell,

Mason, of Va.
Condit,

Morrow,
Dana,

Roberts,
Fromentin,

Ruggles,
Goldsborough, Tait,
Gore,

Varnum,
King,

Wells.

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