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H. R. 119. An act for the relief of Anthony Bessie.
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. An act to extend certain privileges to the town of Whitehall, in the State of New York.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 44) for the relief of Cadwalader Wallace, and having been amended, it was reported to the Senate; and the amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That this bill be engrossed, and read a third time.
The said bill was read a third time.
Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

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

H. R. 59. An act for the relief of Anne W. Angus. H. R. 195. An act for the relief of Marcus Fulton Johnson. H. R. 196. An act supplemental to the act approved the 6th day of July, 1842, entitled "An act confirming certain land claims in Louisiana."

The bill (S. 168) to provide for the unpaid claims of the officers and soldiers of the Virginia State and continental lines of the revolution was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and,

On motion by Mr. Miller, The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1849. The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Second Comptroller and Second Auditor of the Treasury, made in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 10th instant, showing the amount due to the Cherokee nation of Indians under the treaty of 1846, between the United States and those Indians; which was read, and

Ordered, That it be printed.

Mr. Yulee presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of Florida in favor of the establishment of a port entry and delivery at Cedar Keys, in that State; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Yulee presented resolutions passed by the Legislature of the State of Florida, in favor of a grant of public land for a county site in Benton county, a grant of land for the erection of a courthouse in Holmes county, a grant of land for a county site in Washington county, and a grant of land for a county site in Calhoun county, in that State; which were referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Yulee presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of Florida, in favor of an appropriation for the payment of Captain Thomas Langford's company of volunteers for services in the Seminole war; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Yulee presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of Florida, in favor of the establishment of a mail route from New Smyrna to Cape Florida, in that State; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Upham presented the petition of John H. Kimball, administrator of Elizabeth Bingham, deceased, widow of a revolutionary soldier, praying to be allowed a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Felch presented the petition of Jonathan Kearsley, praying compensation for his services, and reimbursement of expenses incurred as a depositary of public money; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a joint resolution (H. R. 47) for the purchase of copies of the general Navy Register and laws, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The House of Representatives have passed the bill from the Senate (S. 373) to continue the office of the Commissioner of Pensions; also the bill from the Senate (S. 377) for the relief of James M. Scantland.

I am directed by the House of Representatives to return to the. Senate, in compliance with their request, the bill (H. R. 7) directing the mode of settling the claims of Charles G. Ridgely.

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

Mr. Niles, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported a bill (S. 394) in relation to the line of mail steamers to Southampton, Bremen, and Havre; which was read, and passed to the second reading

Mr. Westcott, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of Caleb Green, reported that the prayer of the petition ought not to be granted.”

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Johnson, of Georgia, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 395) to authorize the payment to the State of Georgia of certain sums of money therein specified; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

The joint resolution (H. R. 47) for the purchase of copies of the general Navy Register and laws, was read the first and second times. by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 289) to reduce the rates of postage, and for other purposes; and the reported amendments having been amended and agreed to,

Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill be postponed until to-morrow, and that the bill, as amended, be printed.

The Vice President signed the three enrolled bills last reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee to be presented to the President of the United States. On motion, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1849. Mr. Rusk reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled the following acts:

S. 373. "An act to continue the office of the Commissioner of Pensions.

S. 377. An act for the relief of James M. Scantland.

Mr. Johnson, of Georgia, presented the memorial of Martha Cox, widow of a revolutionary soldier, praying to be allowed a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Mason presented the petition of Francis G. Beatty and Samuel Walker, praying compensation for injuries received by the falling of a scaffold while at work on the treasury building in the year 1842; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Yulee presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of Florida, in favor of the establishment of a mail route from Tampa to the settlements of Hitchapochsassee, old Tampa, and Mannatee, in Hillsborough county, in that State; also, a resolution passed by the Legislature aforesaid, in favor of the establishment of a mail route from Oulusta, in Columbia county, to Gray's Ferry, in Duval county, Florida; which were referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post roads, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Yulee presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of Florida, in favor of the enactment of a law making compensation to John Tucker for services as chaplain to a battalion of Florida militia in the Seminole war; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, presented the petition of Enoch Baldwin, praying the return of the discriminating duties paid by him on a cargo of rum; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion by Mr. Clayton, Ordered, That William Morrow have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

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

Resolved, That the Postmaster General and Secretary of the Navy report to the Senate, as soon as practicable, what contracts exist between the government and individuals or companies for the transmission of the mail in steamers between ports of the United States and ports of foreign countries; when such contracts were entered into; with whom; at what cost per annum in each case, and the profits per annum in each case arising to the government on the mail matter thus transmitted.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Private Land Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of confirming the claim of James A. Scudday, of the State of Louisiana, to two certain tracts of land in the said State of six hundred and forty acres each, described in the documents accompanying this resolution.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed bills of the following titles:

H. R. 701. An act to amend an act regulating the district courts of the United States for the State of Alabama;

H. R. 723. An act for the relief of Salsy Darby, of Randolph county, and State of Georgia;

H. R. 724. An act for the relief of Charles Wilson; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

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

I am directed to ask of the Senate the return of the joint resolution (H. R. 47) for the purchase of copies of the general navy register and laws, sent to the Senate through mistake.

On motion by Mr. King, Ordered, That the Secretary return to the House of Representatives, agreeably to their request, the resolution (H. R. 47) for the purchase of copies of the general Navy Register and laws.

The three bills this day received from the House of Representatives for concurrence, were severally read the first and second times by unanimous consent.

Ordered, That the bill numbered 701 be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and that the bills numbered 723, 724, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

The Vice President signed the two enrolled bills this day reported to have been examined, (S. 373, 377,) and they were delivered to the committee to be presented to the President of the United States.

On motion by Mr. Phelps, Ordered, That the report of the Second Comptroller and Second Auditor on the claim of the Cherokee nation of Indians, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Atherton, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 691) making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with the various Indian tribes for the year ending June 30, 1850, reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the petitions of certain registers and receivers, reported a bill (S. 396) to compensate the registers and receivers of the several land officers in the United States; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

The Senate proceeded to consider the adverse report of the committee of Claims on the memorial of E. P. Calkins and Company; and in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the prayer of the memorialists ought not to be granted.

The Senate proceeded to consider the adverse report of the Committee on Public Lands on the petition of Peter Whitmore Knaggs; and in concurrence there with,

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.

The Senate proceeded to consider the adverse report of the Committee on Public Lands on the petition of Peter Godfrey; and in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner be not granted.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report 'submitted by Mr. Cameron the 10th of August, and the resolution was amended and agreed to, as follows.

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be requested to communicate to the Senate any information that may be within the knowledge of the department in reference to claims made against the Cherokees, who were parties to the treaty of August 6, 1816, especially against that portion of the nation called old settlers' or " western Cherokees,” for services or any other aid and assistance rendered the said Cherokees in the prosecution of their claim, which resulted in the treaty aforesaid. If such claims are based upon written contracts, he is requested to state whether these contracts were made by the duly authorized representatives of the Cherokees in their national or aggregate capacity for the benefit of those who are made recipients by the treaty, in all moneys arising out of the settlement of their claim; and also, whether, within the knowledge of the department, such contracts have been fully and faithfully complied with, as far as practicable, by the other parties named in them; and that he will communicate the evidence upon which he bases his opinion, with any papers in possession of the department showing the extent of the services rendered, and the character of the claims thus made against the moneys which may be awarded the Cherokees under the treaty of August 6, 1846.

On motion by Mr. Butler, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of G. W. Norton and P. E. Norton.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 152) to establish the territorial government of Minnesota; and having been amended, it was reported to the Senate, and the amendments were concurred in.

Ordered, That the further eonsideration of the bill be postponed until to-morrow.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 212) for the relief of P. Chouteau, jr., and Company; 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.

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