Слике страница
PDF
ePub

to the committee, to be presented to the President of the United States.

Mr. Bright, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill ($. 402) reducing the price of the public lands lying within the Miconic reservation, in the State of Indiana; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was recommitted the bill (H. R. 662) in addition to an act entitled "An act in relation to military land warrants," approved August 14, 1848, reported it with an amendment.

Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 364) granting to the State of Mississippi, the. right of way and a donation of public lands, for the purpose of locating and constructing a railroad from Brandon to the eastern border of said State, in 'the direction of Montgomery, Alabama, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the memorial of Marvin W. Fisher, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 403) for his relief.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading.
Ordered, That the report be printed.

Mr. Bradbury, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of Charles Colburn, submitted an adverse report; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Atchison, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the memorial of the governor and other public functionaries of Florida in favor of the claim of Toney Proctor, submitted an adverse report; which was ordered to be printed.

On motion by Mr. Downs, Ordered, That the Committee on Private Land Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of the widow and children of John Robertson.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of George Martin, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 404) for his relief.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading.
Ordered, That the report be printed.

Mr. Metcalfe, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Hugh W. Dobbin, submitted a report; which was read.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 723) for the relief of Salsy Darby, of Randolph county, and State of Georgia, reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said bill 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 bill was read a third time.
Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 724) for the relief of Charles Wilson, reported it without amendment, and submitted a special report on the subject.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said bill (H. R. 724) as in Committee of the Whole, and having been amended, it was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That the amendment be engrossed and the bill read a third time.

The said bill 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 Senate proceeded to consider the resolution, submitted yesterday by Mr. Hamlin, in relation to the appointment of Noah Hanson; and having been amended

On motion by Mr. Yulee, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on the Contingent Expenses of the Senate.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, the 24th instant, relating to the establishment of certain post routes; and the resolution was agreed to.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted the 23d instant, by Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, in relation to allowances to certain officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, in the army of the United States; and the resolution was agreed to.

Mr. Yulee asked, and by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 405) to grant to the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad Company the right of way through the public lands of the United States; 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 (S. 169) for the relief of Frederick Dawson, James Schott, and Elisha Dana Whitney; and,

On motion by Mr. Johnson, of Maryland, Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill be postponed until to-morrow.

Mr. Rusk reported, from the committee, that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill S. 361, an act to authorize the issuing of a register or enrolment to the ship Annie Tift;

And that they had this day presented to the President of the United States the following acts:

H. R. 20. An act for the relief of Edward Quinn.
H. R. 60. An act for the relief of Elizabeth Mays.
H. R. 63. An act for the relief of James H. Conley.
H. R. 77. An aet for the relief of Stephen Champlin.

H. R. 121. An act for the relief of G. F. De la Roche and Wil. liam P. S. Sanger.

H. R. 128. An act for the relief of Thomas Badger.
H. R. 198. An act for the relief of Joseph Bryan.
H. R. 277. An act granting a pension to John Morrison.
H. R. 295. An act for the relief of William Harding.

S. 351. An act authorizing the payment of interest upon 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.

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

H. R. 363. An act for the relief of Captain Dan D'ake Henrie.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote of the 18th instant, on passing the bill (H. R. 270) for the relief of John Percival; and, On the question to agree to the motion,

Yeas..

12

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

Messrs. Allen, Atchison, Atherton, Breese, Bright, Dickinson, Dodge, of Iowa, Felch, Hamlin, Metcalfe, Niles, Turney.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Badger, Baldwin, Bell, Berrien, Bradbury, Butler, Clarke, Corwin, Davis, of Massachusetts, Dayton, Dix, Downs, Foote, Greene, Houston, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, Jones, Mason, Miller, Pearce, Phelps, Rusk, Spruance, Sturgeon, Underwood, Upham, Walker, Westcott, Yulee.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the whole, the bill (H. R. 32) for the relief of David Myerle.

On motion by Mrtchison, that the further consideration thereof be postponed until to-morrow,

Yeas...

10

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

Messrs. Atchison, Atherton, Borland, Bradbury, Dix, Felch, Metcalfe, Sturgeon, Turney, Underwood.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Allen, Badger, Baldwin, Bell, Berrien, Breese, Bright, Clarke, Corwin, Davis, of Massachusetts, Dayton, Dickinson, Dodge, of Iowa, Douglas, Downs, Fitzpatrick, Foote, Houston, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, Jones, King, Mason, Miller, Niles, Pearce, Rusk, Spruance, Walker, Westcott, Yulee. After debate,

On motion by Mr. Atchison, The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1849. Mr. Underwood presented the credentials of the honorable Thomas Metcalfe, chosen a Senator by the Legislature of Kentucky until the 4th day of March, 1849; which were read; and the oath prescribed by law was administered to Mr. Metcalfé.

Mr. Rusk presented a memorial of members of the bar in Galveston, Texas, praying that the salary of the United States district judge for the district of Texas may be increased.

Ordered, That it lie on the table. Mr. Sebastian presented a resolution, passed by the Legislature of the State of Arkansas, instructing the Senators and requesting the Representatives of that State in Congress to use their exertions to procure the enactment of a law to authorize the Legislature of Arkansas to enter certain salt spring lands; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Atherton presented resolutions, passed by the Legislature of the State of New Hampshire, in favor of the enactment of a law forever prohibiting slavery in New Mexico and California, and in all other territories now belonging to or which may hereafter be acquired by the United States in which slavery did not exist at the time of acquisition.

Ordered, That they be printed. Mr. Atherton presented a resolution, passed by the Legislature of the State of New Hampshire, approving the votes of the Representatives of that State in Congress at the present session on the subject of the slave trade in the District of Columbia, and requesting their concurrence in all constitutional legislation to prevent the traffic in slaves in said District.

Ordered, That it be printed.

Mr. Breese presented a petition of citizens Illinois, praying a grant of land to that State to aid in the construction of a railroad from the upper and lower Mississippi to Chicago; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Butler presented a petition of citizens of Edgefield district, South Carolina, praying the establishment of a post office at the residence of J. S. Smyly, in that district; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Niles presented a petition of citizens of Winchester, Connecticut, and a petition of citizens of Windham, Vermont, praying that the rates of postage may be reduced and the franking privi. lege abolished.

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

Mr. Sturgeon presented a petition of citizens of Chester county, Pennsylvania, praying an increase of the duties on foreign manufactures; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Baldwin presented a petition of female inhabitants of Middletown, Connecticut, praying the adoption of measures for preventing the further extension of American slavery and for suppressing the slave trade in the territories under the jurisdiction of Congress.

[ocr errors]

The motion to receive the petition being objected to,
Ordered, That the motion lie on the table.

Mr. Dix presented the petition of Abraham L. Knickerbocker, praying compensation for an injury received while employed in the United States arsenal at Watervliet; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Houston presented the petition of Robert Rhea, a revolutionary soldier, praying to be allowed a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Dix presented the memorial of the Nautical Institution and Shipmasters' Society of the city of New York, praying that proper facilities may be extended to Lieutenant Maury, of the United States navy, for the completion of his wind and current charts; wbich was referred to the Commitiee on Naval Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, Ordered, That the petition of the representative of Joseph Vidal, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Coromittee on Private Land Claims.

On motion by Mr. Bell, Ordered, That John 'Stealy have leave to withdraw bis petition and papers.

On motion by Mr. Sturgeon, Ordered, That James Harley have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

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

Resolved, That the Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate be instructed to inquire into the expediency of regulating by law the number of officers, clerks, messengers, and other persons to be employed in the service of the Senate, either in the Capitol or the public grounds, and to fix the compensation each shall receive.

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

Resolved, That the Postmaster General be directed to communicate to the Senate the particulars of the postal arrangement made with Bremen for the reception and distribution of mails from the United States; the reduction of postage, if any, in Bremen and other neighboring States, on letters from this country, and the services performed by the post office at Bremen, in relation to our mails, and his opinion of the effects of such arrangements on the intercourse and commercial interests of the United States in connexion with the mail line to Bremen.

On motion by Mr. Hannegan, Ordered, That when the Senate adjourn, it be to Monday next.

Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred a bill (S. 405) to grant to the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad Company the right of way through the public lands of the United States, reported it without amendment.

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

« ПретходнаНастави »