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The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Benton the 10th instant, in relation to an index to the Laws of the United States; and the resolution was agreed to:

On motion by Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, Ordered, That the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office be discharged from so much of the report of the Commissioner of Patents, made the 8th instant, as relates to casualties to steamboats by the bursting of boilers, and that the same be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill (S. 139) for the relief of John P. Baldwin, owner of the Spanish brig Gil Blas; and,

On motion by. Mr. Westcott, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until to-morrow.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 348) for the relief of the captors of the frigate Philadelphia; and,

On motion by Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until to-morrow.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 28) for the relief of Calvin Emmons; and having been amended on the motion of Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts,

On motion by Mr. Westcott, Resolved, That the further consideration of the bill be postponed indefinitely.

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

The bill (S. 211) for the relief of the owners of the schooner Ticonic, was read the second time, 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 by unanimous consent.

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 in this bill.

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

H. R. 190. An act for the relief of James P. Sexton;

H. R. 310. An act for the relief of Sarah D. Caldwell, wife of James H. Brigham; and having been severally amended, they were reported to the Senate, and the amendments were concurred in.

Ordered, That the amendments be engrossed, and that the bills be read a third time.

The bill (H. R. 310) for the relief of Sarah D. Caldwell, wife of James H. Brigham, 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.

The bill (H. R. 190) for the relief of James P. Sexton was read a third time as amended; and the title was amended, by adding thereto, “and Joshua Holden."

Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in the amendments.

The resolution (S. R. 18) for the relief of Ann Chase, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and,

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

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

H. R. 195. An act for the relief of Marcus Fulton Johnson;

H. R. 196. An act supplemental to an act approved the 6th day of July, 1842, entitled "An act confirming certain land claims in Louisiana;" and no amendment being made, they were reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That they pass to a third reading.
The said bills were read a third time.
Resolved, That they pass.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 314) for the relief of William M. Blackford, late chargé d'affaires to the republic of New Grenada; and,

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

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H.R. 7) directing the mode of settling the claims of Charles G. Ridgely; and, having been amended, it was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurred in.

On the question, “Shail the amendment be engrossed, and the bill be read a third time?"

s Yeas...

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

Messrs. Baldwin, Bell, Bradbury, Dayton, Dodge, of Wisconsin, Dodge, of Iowa, Douglas, Hannegan, Johnson, of Louisiana, Jones, Mason, Pearce, Phelps, Sturgeon.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Atherton, Breese, Bright, Butler, Calhoun, Clarke, Davis, of Mississippi, Dickinson, Felch, Fitzgerald, Houston, Hunter, Johnson, of Georgia, King, Niles, Spruance, Turney, Walker, Westcott.

So the bill was rejected.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 350) for the admission of California into the Union as a State; and,

It was determined in the negative, Mays

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

The bill (S. 212) for the relief of P. Chouteau, junior, and Company, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

On motion by Mr. Bright, The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1849. The Vice President laid before the Senate the credentials of the honorable James Cooper, chosen a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Pennsylvania for the term of six years, commencing the 4th day of March, 1849; which were read.

Mr. Turney presented the petition of R. M. Edwards, praying that soldiers who served in the war with Mexico may not be required to surrender their certificates of “honorable discharge" on drawing their bounty land; 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. Sturgeon presented three petitions of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying an increase of the duties on foreign manufactures; which were referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Westeott presented the petition of James Hook, heir of James Hook, deceased, a revolutionary officer, praying to be allowed commutation pay; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. • Mr. Atchison presented the memorial of the couneillors and warriors of the Seneca nation of Indians, praying the payment of certain moneys of which they were unjustly deprived by an agent of the government; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Jones presented the memorial of Samuel J. Bayard, late receiver of public money at Fairfield, Iowa, praying to be released from the payment of certain money of which he was robbed while on his way to deposit the same to the credit of the United States; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

On motion by Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana,
Ordered, That the petition of Caleb Green, on the files of the
Senate, be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion by Mr. Bradbury,
Ordered, That Rowland Carleton have leave to withdraw his

petition and papers.

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

On motion by Mr. Breese, Ordered, That the petition of Dorothea Payne, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Yulee, Ordered, That Charles Brennan and others have leave to withraw their petition and papers.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency and propriety of extending the provisions of the pension laws, so as to include those who, whilst engaged in the military service of the United States, may have been or may be disabled by casualty incident to the life of a soldier, or by the misconduct of others with whom their duty has brought them in contact.

Mr. Bright submitted the following resolution, which was considered by unanimous consent, and agreedoto:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be requested to report to the Senate the name of each person appointed by him as designated depositary, in pursuance of the sub-treasury act approved August 6, 1846, who has performed the duties of the above offices without any compensation; also, the amount of money received on deposite by such officers from the date of their appointments up to their last report; and whether any of the appropriations made since the passage of the above act, to be applied under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury for clerk hire, or any other service connected with the execution of said law, is now unexpended, and if so, what amount.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post route from Russellville, Kentucky, by Buena Vista Springs to Elk-' ton, and from Elkton to Madisonville, Kentucky:

Mr. Butler, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the 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;" reported it with an amendment.

On motion by Mr. Clarke, to reconsider the vote of yesterday on passing to a third reading the bill (H. R. 7) directing the mode of settling the claim of Charles G. Ridegely:

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

On motion by Mr. Clarke, Ordered, That the Secretary request of the House of Representatives the return of the bill last mentioned.

Mr. Mason, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill (S. 298) for the relief of George Poindexter, reported it with an amendment.

Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the petition of James Hotchkiss, reported a bill (S. 388) for his relief; which was read and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Breese also submitted a letter from the Commissioner of the General Land Office, relating thereto; which was ordered to be printed.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Jones asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 389) for the relief of Samuel J. Bayard, late receiver at Fairfield, Iowa; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Borland, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in bill (S. 390) to establish a new collection district in the State of Arkansas; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

The bill (H. R. 662) in addition to the act entitled “An act in relation to military land warrants,” approved August 14, 1848, was read a third time.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the bill (S. 289) to reduce the rates of postage, and for other purposes; and

Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and made the order of the day for Monday, the 15th instant.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 665) to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the 30th of June, 1849, with the amendments reported thereto; and the reported amendments having been agreed to,

A motion was made by Mr. Atherton, to amend the bill by inserting at the end thereof, the following: “For instruments necessary for the astronomical observations directed to be made in the southern hemisphere by the act of August 3, 1848, and for freight and expenses on the same, six thousand four hundred dollars;" and

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10 On motion by Mr. Badger, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Atchison, Atherton, Badger, Baldwin, Bell, Berrien, Borland, Bradbury, Breese, Butler, Calhoun, Clarke, Corwin, Davis, of Mississippi, Dayton, Dickinson, Dix, Dodge, of Wisconsin, Dodge, of Iowa, Douglas, Felch, Fitzgerald, Foote, Hunter, Johnson, of Louisiana, Johnson, of Georgia, Jones, Mason, Metcalfe, Miller, Pearce, Rusk; Spruance, Sturgeon, Underwood, Westcott.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Benton, Bright, Clayton, Davis, of Massachusetts, Fitzpatrick, Niles, Phelps, Turney, Walker, Yulee.

The bill having been amended, was reported to the Senate, and the amendments were concurred in.

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