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road of the usual class between the points indicated for selection by the preceding resolution, by the employment, by the government of the United States, of such a portion of the military force as would be necessary to complete it at the earliest period.:,!!

Resolved, further, That the said committee are hereby instructed to inquire into and report the number of military posts proper to be established upon said road for the protection of the lives and property of the citizens of the United States; and report the extent of the military force which would be necessary to maintain the said posts.

The resolutions were read, and
Ordered, That they be printed.
Mr. Bell submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the Second Auditor and Second Comptroller of the Treasury report to the Senate, as early as prácticable, what ainount is due to the Cherokee nation of Indians, according to the principles established by the treaty of 1846 between the United States and the said Cherokee nation, taking as a basis for their calculation the statement of amounts made by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, in his report of May 10, 1848.

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

Mr. President: The House of Représentatives concur in the amendments of the Senate to the following bills: ht H. R. 187, Act for the relief of James B. Davenporte:

H. R. 119, Act for the relief of Anthony Bessee...

H. R. 191. Act for the relief of Elizabeth Burriss, ber heirs or assigns, in their title to a tract of land.

H. R. 328. Act for the relief of John B. Smith and Simeon Darden.

H. R. 405. Act to extend certain privileges to the town of Whitehallgrin the State of New York,

I am directed by the House of Representatives to request a return to the Huube of a joint resolution (H. 1. 20), íur inė relief of Samuel T. Anderson.

Mr. Atchison, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported a resolution (S. 49) authorizing the appointment of commissioners to examine into certain Indian debt claims; which was read and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Atchison, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported a bill (S. 382) to provide for the extension of the existing laws in relation to Indian affairs over the Territories of Oregon, California, and New Mexico, and for the appointment of agents for the Indian tribes therein; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Hale, by unanimous consent; asked and obtained leave to -bring in a resolution (s. 50). directing a sword to be presented to the nearest male relative of the late Major Samuel Ringgold; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. It

Mr. Rusk reported, from the committee, that they had presented to the President of the United States, the 6th instant, the resolu

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tion (S. 47) relating to the compensation of persons appointed to deliver the votes for President and Vice President of the United States to the President of the Senate.

A message from the President of the United States, by Mr. Walker, his secretary:

Ar. President: The President of the United States approved and signed, the 6th instant, the resolution (S. 47) relating to compensation of persons appointed to deliver the votes for President and Vice President of the United States to the President of the Senate.

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

Mr. Douglas, from the Committee on Territories, to whom was referred the bilí (S. 152) to establish the territorial government of Minesota, reported it with amendments.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said bill as in Committee of the Whole; and,

On motion by Mr. Douglas, Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill be postponed to, and made the special order of the day for next Wednesday week.

Mr. Breese, agreeably to notice, asked. and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 383) for the relief of the legal representatives of John Rice Jones, deceased; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill (H. R. 471) to admit certain articles of the growth. or production of Canada into the United States free of duty, upon the condition that the like articles of the growth or production of the United States are admitted into Canada free of duty, with the amendments reported thereto; and the reported amendments having been disagreed to, and a further amendment being proposed,

On motion by Mr. Dix, Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill be postponed until tomorrow

After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1849. Mr. Yulee presented a petition of registers and receivers of public lands in the State of Florida, praying that commissions may be allowed on entries of military land warrants; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, presented the petition of John W. Mount, a volunteer in the war with Mexico, praying an increase of pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions..

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, presented a petition of citizens of Iowa, praying the construction of a bridge over the Des Moines river, at

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Keosauqua, in that State; which was referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

Mr. Benton presented the petition of Frederick Dent, praying the confirmation of his title to certain tracts of land; which was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Sturgeon presented two petition's of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying an increase of the duties on foreign manufactures; which were referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Rusk presented the petition of John J. Simpson, praying indemnity for damage done to his property by United States troops; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Cameron presented two petitions of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying an increase of the duties on foreign manufactures; which were referred to the Committee on Finance, ii "Qan • Mr. Cameron presented a petition of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying the purchase of Mount Vernon by the government; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

Mr. Cameron submitted additional documents relating to the petition of James Harley; which were referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Bradbury presented a memorial of Wells, and Company, and others, of New York, praying the aid of the government in the construction of a railway across the isthmus of Tehuantepec; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Cameron presented the petition of Joseph Nock, praying indemnity for the violation, by the Post Office Department, of his contract for supplying mail locks; which was referred to the Com. mittee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Dickinson presented the memorial of the Ohio and Indianapolis Railroad Company, praying a grant of public land to aid in the construction of their railroad; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Dickinson presented a petition of citizens of New York, praying that the rates of postage may be reduced and the franking privilege abolished; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

On motion by Mr. Cameron, Ordered, That the petition of Samuel H. Thompson, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

The Senate proceeded to consider the message from the House of Representatives asking the return of the resolution (H. RI 20) for the relief of Samuel T. Anderson; and,

On motion by Mr. King, Ordered, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be discharged from the consideration of the said resolution; and that the Secretary return the same to the House of Representatives.

Mr. Underwood presented the petition of Daniel P. Bedinger, a citizen of Kentucky, praying that an annual appropriation may be made from the treasury of the United States of a sum sufficient to defray the expense of transporting to the country of their choice

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such free people of color as may hereafter wish to emigrate from the United States, and moved its reference to the Committee on the Judiciary, with certain instructions.

The reception of the petition being objected to,

On motion by Mr. Hale, that the motion to receive the petition lie on the table,

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35 On motion by Mr. Hale, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Butler, Davis, of Mississippi, Downs, Foote, Hunter, Johnson, of Georgia, King, Mason, Westcott, Yulee.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Allen, Atchison, Atherton, Baldwin, Bell, Benton, Berrien, Bradbury, Bright, Calhoun, Cameron, Clarke, Clayton, Corwin, Dayton, Dickinson, Dodge, of Iowa, Douglas, Felch, Fitzgerald, Hale, Houston, Johnson, of Louisiana, Jones, Metcalfe, Miller, Niles, Pearce, Phelps, Rusk, Spruance, Turney, Underwood, Upham, Walker.

On motion by Mr. Dayton, Ordered, That the further consideration of the subject be postponed until to-morrow.

On motion by Mr. Underwood, to reconsider the vote of yesterday on the motion by Mr. King, that the motion to receive certain petitions presented by Mr. Hale, lie on the table; also, the vote the 8th instant, respecting the reception of the memorial of the Ohio yearly meeting of Friends.

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

Mr. Baldwin, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 111) for the relief of the heirs of Joseph Gerard, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Atherton, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 665) to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the 30th of June, 1849, reported it with amendments; which was ordered to be printed:

Mr. Pearce, by unanimous consent, asked and obtained leave to bring in a resolution (S. R. 51) authorizing the appointment of a suitable person to make a geological reconnoissance of California and Oregon, which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Yulee, agreeably to notice; asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 384) in addition to the act to regulate the exercise of the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of the United States in certain cases, and for other purposes, approved February 23, 1847; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Rusk reported, from the committee, that they had examined and found duly enrolled the following biils:

H. R. 119. An act for the relief of Anthony Bessee.
H. R. 187. An act for the relief of James B. Davenport.

H. R. 191. An act to confirm Elizabeth Burriss, her heirs or assigns, in their title to a tract of land.

H. R. 328. An act for the relief of John B. Smith and Simeon Darden.

H. R. 405. Act to extend certain privileges to the town of Whitehall, in the State of New York.

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

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

The Vice President signed the five enrolled bills (H. R. 119, 187, 191, 328, 405) this day reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee, to be presented to the President of the United States.

Mr. Berrien, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (S. 350) for the admission of California into the Union as a State, reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Berrien also submitted a report upon the subject; which was ordered to be printed.

After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1849. The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Navy, made agreeably to law, accompanied by a report of ihe Commissioner of Pensions, showing the names and residence of persons who have applied for relief under the navy pension laws; which was read.

Mr. Dickinson presented the petition of Henry W. Barnes and Randolph M. Cooley, praying compensation for clothing furnished to a regiment of New York volunteers mustered into the service of the United States during the war with Mexico; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Dickinson presented a petition of citizens of New York, praying that the rates of postage may be reduced and the franking privilege abolished; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Underwood presented the petition of G. W. Norton and P. E. Norton, praying the payment of certain bonds issued by the Jate republic of Texas; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Downs presented the petition of Francis Barnes, praying compensation for services as an inspector in the custom-house at New Orleans; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, presented the memorial of Lucretia 0. Everett, widow and administratrix of Alexander H. Everett, deceased, late minister to Spain, praying to be allowed, in the settle

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