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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.

S. 11. An act for the relief of John M. Moore. S. 69. An act for the relief of Creed Taylor. S. 83. An'act for the relief of Joseph F. Caldwell. S. 94. An act for the relief of Thomas Douglas, late United States attorney for East Florida.

Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 517) to confirm the title to section sixteen and the west half of section 'twelve, in township three north, range sixteen east, in Seneca county, Ohio, reported it without amendment.

On motion by Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, Ordered, That the Committee on Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Mary Connelly.

Mr. Corwin, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom the following bills were referred:

S. 357. Bill to authorize new selections of land in lieu of worthless school sections, or sections of inferior quality, and for other purposes;

S. 363. Bill granting to the State of Louisiana land for internal improvements; reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Atherton, from the Committee on Finance, who were instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the coinage of the gold dollar and the double eagle, reported a bill (S. 414) to authorize the coinage of gold dollars and double eagles; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported a bill (S. 415) to grant the right of way across the public lands, and to dispose of said land in aid of the several States in the construction of railroads and canals; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a bill (S. 20) from the Senate concerning testimony, with an amendment; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

They have passed bills from the Senate of the following titles:

S. 359. An act for the relief of William Plummer, executor of Starkey Armistead, deceased.

S. 406. An act for the relief of Timothy Cavan.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 85) for the relief of William De Buys, late postmaster at New Orleans; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

On the question, “Shall this bill pass to a third reading?"
It was determined in the negative.

So the bill was rejected.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 261) for the relief of William Fuller; 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, and the title was amended.

Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments.

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

Mr. Pearce, by unanimous consent, asked and obtained leave to bring in a resolution (S. R. 55) extending the time for receiving proposals for the printing of Congress; 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 resolution was read a third time by unanimous consent.

Resolved, That this resolution pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

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

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 348) for the relief of the captors of the frigate Philadelphia; and having been amended, on the motion of Mr. Dix, it was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurs red in.

Ordered, That the bill 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.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 92) for the relief of William Fuller and Orlando Saltmarsh; 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.

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, this day, the following acts:

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.

S. 83. An act for the relief of Joseph F. Caldwell.

S. 361. An act to authorize the issuing of a register or enrolment to the ship Annie Tift.

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

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

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

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 32) for the relief of David Myerle. On motion by Mr. Hannegan, that it lie on the table.

Yeas....

19 Nays .

27
On motion by Mr. Hannegan,
The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present,
Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Atchison, Benton, Borland, Bradbury, Dix, Downs, Felch, Fitzgerald, Hamlin, Hannegan, Hunter, Johnson, of Georgia, Jones, Mason, Metcalfe, Sturgeon, Turney, Underwood, Upham.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Atherton, Badger, Baldwin, Bell, Berrien, Bright, Butler, Clarke, Davis, of Mississippi, Dayton, Dickinson, Dodge, of Iowa, Douglas, Fitzpatrick, Foot, Greene, Houston, Johnson, of Louisiana, King, Miller, Niles, Pearce, Rusk, Spruance, Walker, Webster, Yulee.

On motion by Mr. Atchison,
The Senate adjourned.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1849. The honorble Willie P. Mangum, from the State of North Carolina, attended.

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 reports from the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of War, and the Secretary of the Navy, together with the accompanying documents, in answer to a resolution of the Senate of the 15th January, 1849, “ that the petition and papers of John B. Emerson be referred to the President of the United States, and that he be requested to cause a report thereon to be made to the Senate, wherein the public officer making such report shall state in what cases, if any, the United States have used or employed the invention of said Emerson contrary to law; and further, whether any compensation therefor is justly due to said Emerson, and if so, to what amount in each case."

JAMES K. POLK. WASHington, February 1, 1849.

The message was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of War, made in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, showing the sums of money advanced to the party of the Cherokees known as the "old settlers," or "western Cherokees;" which was read, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of War, made in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, in relation to the claim of Captain John McClelland's company of Florida volunteers; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Dix presented a petition of citizens of Long Island, 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 one hundred and thirty-two petitions of citizens of Philadelphia county; nine petitions of citizens of Schuyl· kill county; six petitions of citizens of Luzerne country; five petitions of citizens of Montgomery county; five petitions of citizens of Clarion county; six petitions of citizens of Lehigh county; a petition of citizens of Columbia county; a petition of citizens of Blair county; and a petition of citizens of Lycoming county, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying such an increase of the duties on foreign imports as will afford protection to the domestic industry of the country; which were referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Hamlin presented a petition of citizens of Machias, in the State of Maine, praying the erection of a fog-bell on Libby's island, in that State; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce

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

Mr. Bright submitted the following resolution, which was considered by unanimous consent; and having been amended to read as follows:

Resolved, That there be printed for the use of the Senate five thousand copies of the pension laws now in force, including the laws which provide for bounty lands to soldiers enlisted in the service of the United States, together with the forms:

On motion by Mr. Bright, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Pensions. Mr. Benton presented a memorial of Thomas H. Holt and others, officers of a regiment of Missouri volunteers, praying to be allowed extra pay; which was referred to the Committee on Military Af. fairs.

Mr. Fitzgerald presented resolutions, passed by the Legislature of the State of Michigan, instructing the Senators and requesting the Representatives of that State in Congress to use all honorable means to procure the prohibition, by legislative enactment, of the introduction of slavery within any of the territories of the United States now or hereafter to be acquired; which were read:

Ordered, That they be printed. Mr. Breese presented a petition of citizens of Franklin county, Illinois, praying a reduction of the postage on newspapers.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Mason, by unanimous consent, asked and obtained leave te bring in a resolution (S. R. 56) authorizing the Secretary of War to furnish arms and ammunition to persons emigrating to Oregon, California, and New Mexico; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, made in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, showing the number of persons holding stock in the several loans of the United States who have expressed the desire to have their dividends of interest made payable at the city of New York; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Cameron presented a petition of George G. West, Charles S. Riché, and others, praying that the navy yard at Philadelphia may be enlarged; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Butler presented the memorial of William Byrd Page, a clerk in the Treasury Department, praying that certain arrears of compensation which he claims to be due him may be paid, which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Borland, Ordered, That the petition of Adam D. Steuart, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives concur in the resolution of the Senate for the appointment of a committee to ascertain and report a mode of examining the votes for President and Vice President of the United States, and of notifying the persons elected of their election; and have appointed Mr. Hunt, Mr. Barrow, Mr. McClelland, Mr. Truman Smith, and Mr. Harmanson, the committee on their part.

The President of the United States approved and signed, the 1st instant, the following acts:

H. R. 270. An act for the relief of Captain John Percival.

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

H. R. 113. An act for the relief of the owners of the Spanish brig Restaurador.

H. R. 724. An act for the relief of Charles Wilson.

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

S. 359. An act for the relief of William Plummer, executor of Starkey Armistead, deceased.

S. 406. An act for the relief of Timothy Cavan.

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