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Mr. King, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 398) to grant the right of way to the Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company; 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 by unanimous consent.
Resolved, That it pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

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

Mr. Breese, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 399) to define the period of disability imposed upon certain bidders for mail contracts; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Post office and Post Roads.

Mr. Rusk reported, from the committee, that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill (S. 351) authorizing the payment of interest upon the advances made by the State of Alabama, for the use of the United States government, in the suppression of the Creek Indian hostilities of 1836 and 1837 in Alabama.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a bill (H. R. 363) for the relief Captain Dan Drake Henrie; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill last mentioned from the House of Representatives (H. R. 363) 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 pass to a third reading.
The said bili was read a third time by unanimous consent.
Resolved, That it pass.

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

Mr. Badger, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of Moses E. Levy, reported a bill (S. 400) for his relief; which was read, and passed to a second reading

The Vice President laid before the Senate a letter from the Honorable Sidney Breese, resigning his appointment as one of the regents of the Smithsonian institution.

On motion by Mr. Pearce, Ordered, That the Vice President appoint a member to fill the vacancy; and

The Honorable Mr. Mason was accordingly appointed.

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; And, after debate,

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

The Senate 'proceeded to consider the amendment of the House of Representatives to the fifth amendment of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 665) to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the 30th of June, 1849; and

Resolved, That they concur therein.

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

On motion by Mr. Upham, Ordered, That the Committee on the District of Columbia be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of the members of the board of aldermen and board of common council of the city of Washington, presented this day, and that leave be given to withdraw the same.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1849. A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Campbell, their Clerk:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a bill (H. R. 692) making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of government for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850, and for other purposes.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled bill, (S. 351,) I am directed to bring it to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The Vice President signed the enrolled bill (S. 351) last reported to have been examined, and it was delivered to the commitee to be presented to the President of the United States.

Mr. Bright presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of Indiana, in favor of a reduction of the postage on ewspapers, pamphlets, and periodical publications, and the repeal of so much of the post office laws as requires prepayment of the postage on newspapers; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Houston presented a memorial of Ebenezer Allen and others, citizens of Texas, praying a grant of the right of way over the public lands of the United States for the construction of a railroad from the Rio Grande to the Pacific ocean; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed.

On motion by Mr. Dix, Ordered, That the Committee on Commerce be discharged from the further consideration of two petitions of citizens of St. George, Maine, in relation to the establishment of a new collection district at East Thomaston, in that State.

On motion by Mr. Rusk, Ordered, That the heirs of Sour John, a Cherokee Indian, have leave to withdraw their petition and papers.

Mr. Hamlin submitted the following resolution for consideration:

nance.

Resolved, That the sergeant-at-arms of the Senate be, and hereby is, directed to place the name of Noah Hanson on the roll of mes.' sengers, and pay him the same received by the other messengers.

Mr. Housten submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, that the Secretary of the Senate be authorized and required to procure for the use of the Senate copies of the map of the State of Texas, compiled and published by J. De Cordova.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said resolution by unanimous consent, and the blank having been filled with “five hundred,"

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

Mr. Borland, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (s. 401, for the relief of Cincinnatus Trousdale and John G. Connelley, of Arkansas; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The bill from the House of Representatives (H. R. 692) making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of government for the year ending June 30, 1850, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Fi

Mr. Cameron, from the Committee on Printing, to whom was referred the motion to print thirty thousand additional copies of the report of the Commissioner of Patents on the bursting of steam boilers, reported thereon. Whereupon,

Ordered, That the report be printed, and that ten thousand copies, in addition to the usual number, be printed for the use of the Senate.

On motion by Mr. Johnson, of Maryland, Ordered, That the memorial of citizens of Rockville, Maryland, presented the 23d instant, respecting the issuing and circulation of the notes of private individuals in the District of Columbia, be printed.

On motion by Mr. Rusk, Ordered, That the bill (S. 93) o establish an additional district court of the United States in the State of Texas, be the special order of the day for Friday next.

On motion by Mr. Butler, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of Henry O'Rielly.

Mr. Butler, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 701) to amend an act regulating the district courts of the United States for the State of Alabama, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Westcott, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 261) for the relief of William Fuller, reported it with an amendment.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the bill (S. 387) to authorize the payment of invalid pensions in certain cases, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to

whom was referred the petition of Benjamin Miller, submitted an adverse report; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Nathan Weston, jr.g submitted an adverse report; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Dix, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 381) to authorize an appropriation for removing the rock's at Hurl Gate and the reefs in the harbor of New York, reported it without amendment.

On motion by Mr. Dix, Ordered, That the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the petition of David L. White, be discharged from the further consideration thereof.

Mr. Dix, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the report of the Committee of Claims on the memorial of Arnold Naudain, submitted an adverse report; which was read.

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

H. R. 665. An act to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the 30th June, 1849.

H. R. 363. An act for the relief of Captain Dan Drake Henrie.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted yesterday by Mr. Yulee, relative to the reduction of the price of the pine lands in Florida; and the resolution being amended, on the motion of Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, was agreed to as follows:

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Lands inquire into the expediency of reducing the present minimum price of the pine lands in the respective States.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted yesterday by Mr. Yulee, respecting the claim of Captain George E. McClellan's company of volunteers; and the resolution was agreed to.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 350) for the admission f California into the Union as a State; and the bill having been amended, on the motion of Mr. Douglas, by striking out all after the enacting clause, and inserting a substitute. A motion was made by Mr. Turney to amend the bill as amended:

On motion by Mr. Douglas, Ordered, That the bill, as amended, together with the several propositions to abiend the bill, be referred to a select committee consisting of seven members, to be appointed by the Vice President; and

Mr. Douglas, Mr. Jobnson, of Maryland, Mr. Jones, Mr. Clayton, Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, Mr. Badger, and Mr. Niles, were appointed the committee.

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, with an amendment proposed by Mr. Cameron thereto. And after debate,

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1849. The Vice President presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of Iowa, instructing the Senators and requesting the Representatives of that State in Congress to use their exertions to procure a grant of public land to aid in the construction of a railroad from Dubuque to Keokuk, in that State; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The Vice President presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of Iowa, in favor of an appropriation for completing the harbor at Dubuque, in that State; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

The Vice President presented the proceedings of a meeting of citizens of Point Isabel, Texas, in favor of the establishment of a port of entry at that place; which were referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Miller presented a memorial of a committee of the coporation of Washington, praying for an appropriation for aiding in the completion of the city hall and repairing the canal in that city; which was referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

Mr. Turney submitted documents relating to the claim of John W. Custer to compensation for a horse lost in the military service of the United States; which were referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Borland presented a memorial of citizens of Arkansas, praying the construction of a railroad from Memphis to the Pacific ocean; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Borland presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of Arkansas, in favor of the enactment of a law making compensation for horses lost in the military service of the United States during the war with Mexico; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, presented the petition of Daniel Doland, a volunteer in the war with Mexico, praying compensation for injuries received in the discharge of his duty; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs,

Mr. Downs presented the memorial of A. G. Blanchard, and others, officers and soldiers, who served in the war with Mexico, praying to be allowed extra pay; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Bright presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of Indiana, instructing the Senators and requesting the Representatives of that State, in Congress, to use their exertions to procure the enactment of a law to reduce the price of the public lands in the Miami reserve, in that State; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands,

Mr. Johnson, of Maryland, presented the petition of William Caton, praying compensation for services rendered during the late war with Great Britain; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

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