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H. R. 517. An act to confirm the title to section 16 and the west half of section 12 in township 3 north, range 16 east, in Seneca county, Ohio;

H. R. 436. An act for the relief of the legal owners of the ship James Mitchell;

H. R. 438. An act for the relief of Edward Myers;
H. R. 441. An act for the relief of William Gove;
H. R. 563. An act for the relief of Samuel Graves;
H. R. 426. An act for the relief of Israel Johnson;
H. R. 497. An act for the relief of E. B. Cogswell;
H. R. 498. An act for the relief of Jesse Sutton;
K. R. 510. An act for the relief of Lowry Williams;

H. R. 570. An act for the relief of Lewis H. Bates and William Lacon;

H. Ř. 571. An act for the relief of William Milford;

H. R. 495. An act for the relief of the heirs of Lieutenant Bartlett Hinds;

H. R. 496. An act for the relief of the heirs of Captain Nehemiah Stokely, deceased;

H. R. 536. An act for the relief of the heirs and legal representatives of Captain Presley Thornton, deceased;

H. R. 538. An act to provide for seven years half pay due to Sarah Ann Dye, who was the widow of Lieutenant Jonathan Dye, an officer in the army of the United States, and who was killed in the battle of Brandywine;

H. R. 540. An act for the relief of Abigail Stafford;

H. R. 389. An act for the relief of A. Baudouin and A. D. Robert;

H. R. 399. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Oliver Lee, deceased;

H. R. 481. An act for the relief of William P. Yonge;

H. R. 512. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Darius Garrason;

H. R. 513. An act for the relief of Staunton W. Gaar;
H. R. 514. An act for the relief of William Snavely, of Indiana;
H. R. 527. An act for the relief of Ira F. Horton;
H. R. 528. An act for the relief of Augustus Ford;
H. R. 530. An act for the relief of James Y. Smith;
H. R. 531. An act for the relief of James Moorehead;
H. R. 566. An act for the relief of John F. Ohl;
H. R. 567. An act for the relief of Thomas L. Judge;
H. R. 568. An act for the relief of Satterlee Clark;

H. R. 569. An act for the relief of the president and directors of the Union Bank of Florida;

H. R. 583. An act for the relief of Thomas H. Noble;
H. R. 584. An act for the relief of John Howe;
H. R. 202. An act for the relief of William Blake;

H. R. 230. An act to increase the pension of Henry Click, of Cocke county, Tennessee;

H. R. 232. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Abraham Hogeboom, deceased;

H. R. 445.. An act for the relief of Elizabeth Williamson;
H. R. 446. An act for the relief of Sarah White;
H. R. 449. An act for the relief of John Wilson;
H. R. 450. An act for the relief of Robert Whittet;
H. R. 447. An act for the relief of Polly Aldrich;
H. R. 453. An act for the relief of Amos Armstrong;
H. R. 454. An act for the relief of Edward Taylor;
H. R. 455. An act for the relief of Warren Raymond;
H. R. 457. An act for the relief of Philip Miller;
H. R. 501. An act for the relief of Henry Miller;
H. R. 545. An act for the relief of Polly Dameron, widow of
Charles Dameron, deceased;

H. R. 546. An act for the relief of Elizabeth Kinney;
H, R. 547. An act for the relief of Mary G. Leverett;
H. R. 548. An act for the relief of Mary Buck;
H. R. 549. An act for the relief of William Whitcher;
H. R. 550. An act for the relief of Francis Tribon;
H. R. 551. An act for the relief of Edward Cole;
H. R. 552. An act for the relief of George J. Claflin;
H. R. 554. An act for the relief of David Towle;
H. R. 555. An act for the relief of Henry Childs;
H. R. 557. An act for the relief of Isaac Down's;
H. R. 558. An act for the relief of Joseph D. Ward;
H. R. 599. An act for the relief of Giles Landon;
H. R. 560. An act for the relief of Gardner Herring;

H. R. 561. Au act for the relief of David Murphy; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The resolution (H. R. 48) authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to cancel certain bonds for duties on goods destroyed by fire while in public store at Norfolk, Virginia, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent:

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, 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, and having been amended on the motion of Mr. Atherton, it was reported to the Senate; and the amendments were concurred in.

On motion by Mr. Bell further to amend the bill, by inserting at the end thereof the following:

"For carrying into effect the treaty of the sixth August, eighteen hundred and forty-six, with the Cherokees, in addition to the sum heretofore appropriated, the further sum of one million two bundred and thirty-one thousand four hundred and twenty-four dollars and seventy-five cents; that is to say: the sum of five hundred and eighty-six thousand three hundred and ninety-eight dollars and forty-six cents, to carry into effect the provisions of the fourth and fifth articles of the treaty of the sixth August, eighteen hundred and forty-six, with the Cherokees; and the sum of six hundred and forty-five thousand twenty-six dollars and twenty-nine cents, to carry into effect the ninth article of the said treaty with the Cherokees."

s Yeas

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13 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. Atchison, Badger, Baldwin, Bell, Benton, Berrien, Butler, Corwin, Davis, of Massachusetts, Dayton, Dodge, of Iowa, Fitzgerald, Greene, Hannegan, Houston, Jones, Metcalfe, Miller, Niles, Phelps, Rusk, Sebastian, Spruance, Underwood, Upham.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Atherton, Borland, Bradbury, Bright, Davis, of Mississippi, Dickinson, Dix, Fitzpatrick, Johnson, of Georgia, King, Mason, Sturgeon, Westcott.

So the amendment was agreed to.
No further amendment being made,

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

The said bill was read a third time as amended.
Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments.

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

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1849. Mr. Allen presented the petition of E. S. Haines, praying to be released from liability as surety for Robert T. Lytle, late surveyor general of the district of Ohio; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, presented the petition of Little and Brown, praying the patronage of the government in a publication which they propose to issue, of the writings of John Adams, second President of the United States; which was referred to the Committee on the Library.

Mr. Dickinson submitted documents relating to the claims of certain Seneca Indians to indemnity for the loss of their rations and other property during their emigration to the southwest; which were referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Rusk presented the petition of Emma C. B. Thompson, praying compensation for diplomatic services rendered by her husband, the late Commodore Charles Thompson, while in command of a United States squadron abroad; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Butler presented the petition of Peter Brown, praying compensation for expenses incurred and losses sustained in attending the United States court at Philadelphia, as a witness, under compulsory process; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Metcalfe submitted documents relating to the claim of Joseph M. Farrow, a soldier in the last war with Great Britain, to a pension; which were referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Calhoun presented proceedings of 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. Douglas presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of Illinois, instructing the Senators, and requesting the representatives of that State in Congress to use their exertions to procure donations of land to the state of Illinois, to aid in the completion of certain railroads within the limits of the State.

Ordered, That it lie on the table, and be printed!

Mr. Douglas presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of Illinois, instructing the Senators, and requesting the representatives of that State in Congress, to use all honorable means in their power to procure the enactment of such laws for the government of the territories acquired by the United States under the treaty of 2d February, 1848, with Mexico, as shall expressly declare that there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in those territories, unless for the punishment of crimes.

Ordered, That it lie on the table, and be printed.

Mr. Douglas presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of minois, in favor of a grant of public land to that State, to aid in the construction of the Central and Northern Cross Railroads.

Ordered, That it lie on the table, and be printed.

Mr. Cameron presented twelve petitions of citizens of the State of Pennsylvania, praying an increase of the duties on foreign manufactures; which were referred to thi Committee on Finance.

Mr. Cameron presented a memorial of citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, praying the purchase of Mount Vernon by the gorernment; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Butler submitted a document relating to the bill (H. R. 659) further to continue in force the acts for the payment of horses and other property lost in the military service of the United States; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Breese presented two petitions of citizens of Illinois, praying a grant of lands to that State, to aid in the construction of a railroad from the upper and lower Mississippi to Chicago. Ordered, That they lie on the table.

On motion by Mr. Niles, Ordered, That the petition of Ezra Chapman, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be directed to furnish to the Commissioner of the General Land Office five hundred copies of the map which accompanied the Commissioner's report of the 220 November, 1848, as printed with the President's last annual message.

The Vice President laid before the Senate a communication from

the Solicitor of the Treasury, accompanied by the decision of the arbitrator, to whom was submitted the claim of the Catholic society of St. Augustine to the military barracks at that place; which was read, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Ordered, That it be printed; and that one hundred additional copies be printed for the use of the Senate.

The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Navy, made in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, in relation to any contract for the supply of water-rotted hemp; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Atchison, Ordered, That the Committee on Indian Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial presented on the subject of the civilization and preservation of the Indians.

On motion by Mr. Atchison, Ordered, That the Committee on Indian Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of chiefs and heads of families of the Kickapoo Indians.

On motion by Mr. Atchison, Ordered, That the Committee on Indian Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of the Legislature of Wisconsin on the subject of a treaty with the Menomonie Indians.

On motion by Mr. Atchison, Ordered, That the Committee on Indian Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the resolution of the Legislature of Texas, presented the 17th April; and that so much of the said resolution as relates to a chain of military posts in advance of the settlements between Red river and the Rio Grande, be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

„Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported a bill (S. 411) to change the location of the land office in the Chippewa land district; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Badger the 25th instant, in relation to the contract for publishing the debates and proceedings of the Senate; and the resolution was amended and agreed to, as follows:

Resolved, That the committee to audit and control the contingent expenses of the Senate inquire into the expediency of discontinuing or modifying the contract made at the last session for publishing reports of the debates and proceedings of the Senate.

The bill (S. 239) to provide for the more effectual execution of the third clause of the second section of the fourth article of the constitution of the United States, was read the second time, and considered as in Comunittee of the Whole; and,

On motion by Mr. Butler, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and made the order of the day for Monday, the 5th of February.

The three bills received from the House of Representatives for

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