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Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a bill (H. R. 665) to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the year ending the 30th June, 1849, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The said bill from the House of Representatives (H. R. 665) was read the first and second times by unanimous consenti

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 336) for ascertaining claims and titles to land within the territory of California and New Mexico, to grant donation rights, and to provide for the survey of the lands therein; and,

On motion by Mr. Breese, Ordered, That the further consideration thereofl be postponed until tomorrow.

On motion by Mr. Bell, to reconsider the vote of yesterday on ordering to a third reading the bill (S. 139) for the relief of John P. Baldwin, owner of the Spanish brig Gil Blas:

Ordered, That the further consideration of the motion be postponed until to-morrow.

After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1849. The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of War, made agreeably to law, showing the amount of appropriations for the service of the War Department for the year ending June 30, 1848, the balances unexpended, and the amounts carried to the surplus funds which was read.

Mr. Cameron presented seven petitions of citizens of Berks-county, seven petitions of citizens of Schuylkill county, a petition of citizens of Lebanon county, a petition of citizens of Dauphin county, a petition of citizens of Elizabáth township, and a petition of citizens of Philadelpìia county, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying an increase of the duties on foreign manufactures; which were referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Cameronspresented the petition of Catharine Elwes, widow of a naval surgeon, praying to be allowed a pension, which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Diękinson presented a petition of publishers of periodicals in the city of New York, praying that exchanges of their publications may be made free of postage; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Dix presented a petition of citizens of New York, praying a reduction of the rates of postage and the discontinuance of the franking privilege; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Dickinson presented a memorial of captains of steamboats and others in the city of New York, praying an appropriation for the removal of obstructions in the hurl gate channel, which was referred to the Committee on Commerce. 13

Mr. Borland presented resolutions passed by the Legislature of the State of Arkansas, in favor of the establishment of a mail route from Antoine post office, Arkansas, to Clarksville, Texas; a mail route from Ackadelphia to the county seat of Montgomery county, Arkansas; a mail route from Boonville to Ozark; and a mail froute from Clarksville to St. Paul's post office, in said State.";

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

T Mr. Dayton submitted the following resolution; which was considered by unanimous consent, and agreed to: : ! *! si jy?

Resolved, That the Committee on Printing be instructed to inquire into the propriety of purchasing for the use of the Senate

copies of a map of the United States, the British provinces, Mexico, &c., showing the routes of the United States mail stéam packets, &c., to California, lately published by J. H. Colton, of New York.

591 Mr. Rusk reported from the committee that they had presented to the President of the United States, the 3d instant, the following acts:

H. R. 127. An act for the relief of Hugh Riddle...!
H. R. 189. An act for the relief of Elisha Thomason. :3
H. R. 194. An act for the relief of Simon Rodrigues.

H. R. 166. An act for the relief of Colonel Robert Wallace, aidde-camp to General William Hull.

H: R. 101. An act for the relief of Esther Russell *;P

H. R. 110. An act for the relief of Reuben Perry and Thomas P. Ligon.,

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H. R. 125. An act for the relief of Zilpha White."

H. R. 129. An act for the relief of Archibald Bull and Lemuel S. Finch.

H. R. 162. An act for the relief of Charles Waldron.
H.R. 208. An act for the relief of the heirs of William Evans.
M, R. 378. An act for the relief of Eliza A. Mellon.
H. R. 484. An act for the relief of Philip J. Fontanè.

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Military Affairs, who were instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending an act entitled "An act to raise for a limited time an additional military force, and, for other purposes, approved February 11, 1847, as to extend the provisions of the 9th section thereof

to the devisees of deceased soldiers, submitted a report; which was - ordered to be printed. > In

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 211) providing for the punishment of false swearing in certain cases, reported it without amendments :

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Mibitary Affairs, to whom was referred a memorial of Adjutant General Roger Jones, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 376) for his relief, !

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading ?
Ordered, That the reporti be printed.
Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to

whom was referred the petition of James M. Scanfland, reported a bill (S. 377.) for his relief; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, 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 said bill was read a third time.

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

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

0 The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 291) requiring all moneys receivable from customs, and from all other sources, to be paid immediately into the treasury without abatement or deduction, and for other purposes; and,

On motion by Mr. Atherton, Ordered, That it be recommitted to the Committee on Finance.

The Senate proceeded to consider the motion made by Mr. Bell, the 3d/instant, to reconsider the vote on engrossing the bill (S. 139) for the relief of John P. Baldwin; and the motion was agreed to. The Senate resumed the consideration of the said bill; and,

On motion by. Mr. Westcott, Ordered, That 'the further consideration of the bill be postponed until to-morrow. tei

The Senate proceeded to consider the motion made by Mr. Dickinson, the 18th of June last, to reconsider the vote on passing to a third reading the bill (S. 148) for the relief of John Devlin; and the motion was agreed to.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the said bill; and

On the question, “Shall this bill be engrossed and read a third time???

s Yeas....

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23 On motion by Mr. Turney, . The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are, 1 Messrs. Baldwin, Benton, Berrien, Cameron, Clarke, Dodge, of Wisconsin, Dodge, of lowa, Fitzgerald, Foote, Hannegan, Houston, Johnson, of Louisiana; Jones, King, Mason, Miller, Pearce, Phelps, Rusk, Uphami, Walker, Westcott.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Allen, Atchison, Atherton, Bell, Borland, Bradbury, Breese, Bright, Butler, Clayton, Corwin, Davis, of Mississippi, Dickinson, Dix, Downs, Felch, Hunter, Metcalfe, Niles, Spruance, Turney, Underwood, Yulee.

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

- Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a bill (H. R. 700) to amend the act entitled "An act supplemental to the act for the admission of the States of Iowa and Florida into the Union; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate., ':

The Senate (resumed, as is Committee of the Whole, the consid

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eration of the bill.(S. 310) for the relief of Bryan Callaghan; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate. Ordered, That itibe engrossed and read a third time: The said bill was read a third time.

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

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

On motion by Mr. Yulee, that when the Senate adjourn it be to Monday next.

Yeasi.

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Nays »... 7.... 29 On motion by Mr. Downs, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are, ! :) Messrs. Atchison, Bell, Benton, Berrien; Butler, Clarke, Clayton, Davis, of Massachusetts, Dayton, Hale, Hannegan,

Miller, Pearce, Phelps, Rusk;(Sturgeon, Turney, Upham, Westcott, Yulce.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Atherton, Borland, Bradbury, Breese, Bright; Corwin, Davis, of Mississippi, Dickinson, Dix, Dodge, of Iowa, Douglas, Downs, Fitzgerald, Fitzpatrick, Foote, Hamlin, Houston, Hunter, Johnson, of Louisiana, Johnson, of Georgia, Jones, King, Mason, Metcalfe, Niles, Sebastian, Spruance, Underwood, Walker.

On motion by Mr. Atchison, The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1849,341.. The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Secre. tary of War, made agreeably to law, accompanied by a report of the Commissioner of Pensions, showing the pension claims rejected during the past year; which was read.1.3

Ordered, That it be referred to to the Committee on Pensions, and be printed.

Mr. Atchison presented the memorial of Henry C. Miller and Philip W. Thompson, praying indemnity for loss of property by

mittee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Hannegan presented the petition of A. M. Carnahan and others, praying that the United States vessels attached to the African squadron may be employed to transport emigrants from the United States to the republic of Liberia; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Westcott submitted additional documents relating to the claim of Manuel X. Harmony; which were ordered to be printed

Mr. Felch presented a petition of citizens of Ypsilante, Michigan, praying a reduction of the rates of postage; which was re-) ferred to the Committee on the Post Office and post Roads.

Mr. Dix presented the petition of Priscilla D. Twiggs, one of the representatives of the late Commodore Stephen Decatur, pray

ing to be allowed the prize money due to that officer on account of the recapture of the frigate Philadelphia, in the harbor of Tripoli, in 1804; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs

.; Mr. Borland presented the petition of Joseph Kirwin, praying to be allowed an increase of his pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Borland presented the petition of Thomas and Elizabeth Armstrong, representatives of Josiah Fletcher, deceased, praying the payment of indemnity due by the United States to the deceased on account of Indian depredations; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Rusk presented the memorial of Samuel Jones, surviving partner and legal representative of the firm of E. P. Calkins and Company, praying the return of certain duties exacted of him ini the name of the Republic of Texas, after the annexation of that republic to the United States; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Bright submitted a document relating to the claim of the heirs of Joshua Eddy, an officer in the revolutionary army, to commutation pay; which was referred to the Committee on Revolu-1, tionary Claims.

Mr. Sturgeon presented a petition of citizens of Mercer county, Pennsylvania, praying that the tariff of 1842 may be restored; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Dickinson submitted documents relating to the return of ties on unbroken packages of merchandise, which was destroyed by fire in the city of New York, in the year 1845; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

On motion by Mr. Sturgeon, Ordered, That the memorial of the legatees of Thomas D. Anos derson, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. ... On motion by Mr. Downs,

2 Ordered, That Peter Randon have leave to withdraw his memorial and papers.

On motion by Mr. Bell, Ordered, That the memorials, and all other papers or matters referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs at the last session of Congress, and which were not reported on by the committee, bel récommitted to said committee. :.

On motion by Mr. Downs, Ordered, That all memorials, petitions, or other papers referred to the Committees of the Senate at the last session, and remaining before them at its close, be recommitted to the same committeesi

Mr. Jones submitted the following resolution; which was conoz

sidered by unanimous consent, and agreed to: , .

into the expediency of increasing the pension of Isaac W. Griffith, of Iowa, on account of the loss of his right arm whilst in! the service of his country, at Churubusco, in Mexico : fosfora i samily

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