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the bill last mentioned; 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 it pass.

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

Mr. Phelps, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill (S. 406) for the relief of Timothy Cavan; 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 this bill pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

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

Mr. Metcalfe, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of William R. Campbell, reported a bill (S. 407) for the benefit of William R. Campbell, George Myers, and John Kincart; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and considered as in Committee of the Whole:

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

Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 369) to establish an additional land office in Iowa, reported it with amendments.

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (S. 401) for the relief of Cincinnatus Trousdale and John G. Connelley, of Arkansas, reported it without amendment, and submitted a report on the subject, which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Fitzpatrick, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 358) for the relief of David Shepard, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Baldwin, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill (S. 35) for the relief of Asa Andrews, of Ipswich, in the State of Massachusetts, reported the same without amendment, and submitted an adverse report on the subject; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Bradbury, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Ephraim F. Gilbert, submitted an adverse report; which was ordered to be printed.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Jones asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 408) to authorize the laying off of a town at the Trader's Point, on the Missouri river, in the State of Iowa, and for other purposes; 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 bill (S.

93) to establish an additional district court of the United States in the State of Texas; and, having been amended on the motion of Mr. Rusk:

On motion by Mr. Dayton, Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill be postponed to Tuesday next, and be the order of the day; and that it be printed as amended.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed bills and a joint resolution of the following titles:

H. R. 695. An act making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850.

H. R. 742. An act to incorporate the Oak Hill cemetery, in the District of Columbia.

H. R. 744. An act to repeal a provision of an act to establish certain post routes, approved August 14, 1848.

H. R. 48. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to cancel certain bonds for duties on goods destroyed by fire while in the public store at Norfolk, Virginia.

The House of Representatives concur in the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 724) for the relief of Charles Wilson.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled bill, (S. 361,) I am directed to bring it to the Senate for the signature of their President. • The Vice President signed the enrolled bill (S. 361) yesterday reported to have been examined; and it was delivered to the committee, to be presented to the President of the United States.

Mr. Bradbury, from the Committee of Claims, reported a bill (S. 409) establishing a board of commissioners for the investigation of claims against the United States; which was read and passed to the second reading.

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, after debate,

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

After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 1849. . The Vice President laid before the Senate a communication from the Secretary of War in further compliance with the resolution of the Senate of the 3d August last, in relation to a map of the valley of Mexico; which was read, and ordered to be printed.

The Vice President presented the memorial of Horatio Hubbell and John Henry Sherburne, praying the aid of government in the establishment of a telegraphic communication across the Atlantic ocean; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Butler presented proceedings adopted by the Charleston Chamber of Commerce, expressive of their gratification at the progress made in the operations of the coast survey under Professor Bache; which were referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Clarke presented a petition of citizens of Rhode Island, praying that the rates of postage may be reduced and the franking privilege abolished.

Ordered, That it.lie on the table.

Mr. Dix presented a petition of citizens of Cayuga county, New York, praying that the rates of postage may be reduced and the franking privilege abolished.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Cameron presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Pennsylvania, praying the abolition of slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia; and a petition of inhabitants of the State of Pennsylvania, praying the adoption of measures for effecting such a change in the constitution and laws as will abolish slavery throughout the Union in a manner corsistent with the rights of every section thereof.

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

Mr. Brailbury presented a petition of citizens of Maine, praying that the rates of postage may be reduced and the franking privilege abolished; which was

Ordered, To lie on the table.

Mr. Sebastian 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 extending the Napoleon and Rocksoo mail line, by steamers, to Batesville, on White river, in the State of Arkansas.

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 336) for the relief of the heirs of Joshua Eddy, deceased, reported it with an amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said bill 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 be read a third time. The said bill was read a third time.

On motion, Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill be postponed to Thursday next.

Mr. Douglass, from the select committee, to whom was referred the bill (S. 350) for the admission of California into the Union as a State, reported it with an amendment; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Atchison, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom were referred the documents relating to the claim of Margueritta Reneau, submitted an adverse report; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Dix, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of John A. Webber, submitted a report, accompanied by a joint resolution (S.53) allowing an additional compensation to military storekeeper John A. Webber. The resolution was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed.

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the report of the Secretary of War, accompanied by a map of the valley of Mexico, reported the following resolution; which was read.

Resolved, that the Secretary of the Senate be authorized to contract for lithographing and printing ten thousand copies, for the use of the Senate, of the map of the valley of Mexico, from surveys by Lieutenants Smith and Hardcastle, of the United States topographical engineers, reduced from the original according to the projection to be furnished under the direction of the Secretary of War, by the said Smith and Hardcastle.

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Military Affairs, who were instructed to inquire into the expediency of loaning the Norwich university, in the State of Vermont, two wellmounted field pieces, submitted an adverse report; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Underwood, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of the heirs of Joseph Watson, deceased, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 410) for the relief of the legal representatives of Joseph Watson, deceased.

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

Mr. Niles, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 85) for the relief of William De Buys, late postmaster at New Orleans, reported the same without amendment, and that the bill ought not to pass.

On motion by Mr. Bright, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of John B. White.

On motion by Mr. Yulee, Ordered, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of Priscilla Decatur Twiggs.

The following message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Walker, his secretary: To the Senate of the United States:

I communicate herewith a report of the Secretary of State, with the accompanying documents, in answer to a resolution of the Senate of the 21st December, 1848, requesting the President " to communicate to the Senate (if, in his opinion, not incompatible with the public service,) a copy of the despatches transmitted to the Secretary of State in August last, by the resident minister at Rio de Janiero, in reference to the service and general conduct of Commodore G. W. Storer, commander-in-chief of the United States naval forces on the coast of Brazil."

JAMES K. POLK. WASHINGTON, January 29, 1849.

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The message was read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

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

Mr. President: The President of the United States approved and signed, the 26th instant, 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.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 352) to make compensation for the transportation of troops and supplies, for a limited time, over the isthmus of Panama; and an amendment having been proposed by Mr. Douglas,

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. 297) to set a part and sell to Asa Whitney, of New York, a portion of the public lands to enable him to construct a railroad from Lake Michigan to the Pacific ocean; and an amendment having been proposed by Mr. Foote,

Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill be postponed to, and made the special order of the day for Monday next, the 5th February

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

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

S. 11. An act to compensate John M. Moore.
S. 83. An act for the relief of Joseph F Caldwell.
S. 69. An act for the relief of Creed Taylor.

S. 94. An act for the relief of Thomas Douglas, late United States attorney for East Florida.

The House of Representatives have passed the following bills, with an amendment to each:

S. 81. An act for the relief of the forward officers of the late exploring expedition;

S. 106. An act to provide for the settlement of the claim of Henry Washington, late a deputy surveyor of the public lands in Florida; in which amendments they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The House of Representatives have passed the following bills:
H. R. 542. An act for the relief of Josiah P. Pilcher;
H. R. 541. An act for the relief of Robert B. Mitchell;

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