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Mr. Underwood, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of John A. Rodgers, submitted a report accompanied by a bill (S. 419) for his relief.

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

Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 402) reducing the price of the public lands lying within the Miami reservation, in the State of Indiana, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Miller, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 742) to incorporate the Oak Hill cemetery, in the District of Columbia, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Atherton, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 696) making appropriations for the support of the military academy for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Bradbury, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 46) for the relief of James McAvoy, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Military. Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (S. 393) to repeal a portion of section 3 of act of July 19, 1848, in relation to the medical staff of the army of the United States, and for other purposes, reported it with amendments.

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 amendments were concurred in.

Ordered, That this bill be engrossed and read a third time.
The said bill was read a third time, and the title was amended.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be, "An act to provide for the increase of the medical staff, and for additional chaplains of the army of the United States."

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

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Walker asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 420) to authorize a change of venue in certain cases; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted yesterday by Mr. Mangum, requesting information from the President of the United States, in relation to the treaty with Mexico, of 2d February, 1848; and the resolution was agreed to.

The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Postmaster General, made in compliance with a resolution of the Senate in relation to the postal arrangements with Bremen, the reduction of postage on letters to Germany from the United States, and the services performed by the Bremen post office; which was read, and ordered to be printed.

The thirty-two bills yesterday received from the House of Rep

resentatives for concurrence, were read the first and second times by unanimous consent:

Ordered, Tbat the bills numbered 214, 235, 589, 704 be referred to the Counmittee of Claims; that the bills numbered 200 and 607 be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs; that the bill numbered 650 be referred to the Committee on Public Lands; that the bills numbered 677, 678, and 709, be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims; and that bills numbered 609, 610, 611, 613, 614, 615, 616, 617, 619, 620, 621, 622, 623, 624, 629, 645, 646, 648, 679, 680, 712, 725, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 352) to make compensation for the transportation of troops and supplies for a limited time, over the Isthmus of Panama; and,

After debate and the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1849. Mr. Foote presented the credentials of the honorable Isaac P. Walker, chosen a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Wisconsin, for the term of six years from the fourth day of March, 1819; which were read.

Mr. Hunter presented the petition of the Tredegar Iron Company, of Virginia, praying compensation for certain cannon furnished for the use of the navy; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Hunter presented the petition of John Mason, praying compensation for certain cannon manufactured by him for the naval service; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Underwood presented the petition of Alexander McKee and Johnson Price, praying that the money paid by them for certain lands sold for the benefit of the United States, without title, may be refunded; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Bright presented the petition of John Spencer, late receiver of public moneys at Fort Wayne, Indiana, praying indemnity for losses sustained in consequence of a suit instituted, and judginent obtained against him by the government as a defaulter, notwithstanding a subsequent settlement exhibited a balance in his favor; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Jones presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of Iowa, in favor of a grant of land to aid in the construction of buildings for a branch of the State university at Fairfield, in that State; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Jones presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of Iowa, in favor of an appropriation of public land or money for improving the navigation of the Maquoketa river; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Dickinson presented the petition of James Crandal Lane, civil engineer, praying that the practice of detailing officers of the corps of topographical engineers for the performance of duties not

connected with military science, may be discontinued; which was referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

Mr. Downs submitted additional documents relating to the claim of John Millikin and others; which were referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Benton submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the 49th rule, which provides for choosing the Secretary of the Senate, sergeant-at-arms, and doorkeeper, on the second Monday of the first session of every Congress, be repealed.

Mr. Waiker'submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the public lands of the United States ought to be ceded to the States, respectively, in which such lands are situated, under the express restiction, however, that such lands shall be disposed of in limited quantities by the respective States to actual occupants only, and such as are not possessed of other land, and for cost of transfer merely.

Mr. Downs submitted the following motion for consideration:

Ordered, That after the present week, the hour of meeting of the Senate shall be 11 o'clock, a. m.

Mr. Mangum presented the petition of A. Rencher, late chargé d'affaires of the United States in Portugal, praying remuneration for loss of time and expenses incurred by his detention abroad, in consequence of the failure of the government to relieve him at the time he solicited his recall; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the memorial of judges and members of the bar of New Orleans, reported a bill (S. 421) to amend an act entitled "An act to regulate the mode of practice in the courts of the United States for the district of Louisiana,” approved 26th of May, 1824; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on the Library, to whom the subject was referred, reported a joint resolution (S. 57) authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to purchase certain copies of a work on the Treasury Department, compiled by Robert Mayo; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Mason also submitted a report on the subject; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, to whom the subject was referred, reported the following resolution; which was read.

Resolved, That such of the acts of Congress relative to pensions and the executive regulations touching the subject as have been deemed necesary by the Committee on Pensions to be published, as well as the laws relating to bounty land, containing about ninety-four pages, be printed under the direction of the Commissioner of Pensions, and that five thousand additional copies be printed for the use of the Senate, and one thousand for the use of the Commissioner of Pensions.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom were referred the petitions of Mary Hassell, Charity Chatfield, and Samuel D. Davis, submitted an adverse report in each case; which reports were ordered to be printed.

Mr. Dix, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was recommitted the bill (H. R. 170) waking appropriations for the preservation and repairs of the public works upon certain harbors and rivers, and for the survey of certain harbors, reported it with amendments, and submitted a report on the subject; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Dix also reported from the same committee the following bills:

S. 422. A bill making an appropriation to open a communication between Albemarle sound and the Atlantic ocean and for the improvement of the harbor at or near Old Roanoke inlet, in the State of North Carolina.

S. 423. A bill making an appropriation of money to improve the St. Clair flats, in the State of Michigan.

S. 424. A bill making an appropriation of money for the improvement of the harbor at the mouth of Grand river, in the State of Michigan.

S. 425. A bill making an appropriation of money for the improvement of the harbor at the mouth of the Kalamazoo river, in the State of Michigan.

S. 426. A bill making an appropriation of money for the im. provement of the harbor at Newark, in the State of New Jersey.

S. 427. A bill making an appropriation of money for the removal of obstructions in Great Egg Harbor river, in the State of New Jersey.

S. 428. A bill making an appropriation of money for the improvement of the harbor at Block island, in the Siate of Rhode Island.

S. 429. A bill making an appropriation of money for the improvement of the harbor at Providence, in the State of Rhode Island.

S. 430. A bill making an appropriation of money for the improvement of the harbor at Havre de Grace, in the State of Maryland.

S. 431. A bill making an appropriation of money for the improvement of Hog island channel at Charleston, in the State of South Carolina.

S. 432. A bill making an appropriation of money for surveying and examining the ports and harbors of the State of Texas.

S. 433. A bill making an appropriation of money for the improvement of Little Sodus bay, on Lake Ontario.

S. 434. A bill making an appropriation of money for the improvement of Eighteen-mile creek, on Lake Ontario,

S. 435. A bill making an appropriation of money for the improvement of the navigation of James river, in the State of Virginia.

S. 436. A bill making an appropriation of money for'a survey and examination of Alleghany river.

S. 437. A bill making an appropriation for a survey and examination of the Sabine river.

S. 438. A bill making an appropriation of money for a survey and examination of the harbor at the mouth of Black river, on Lake Michigan.

S. 439. A bill making an appropriation of money for a survey and examination of the harbor at New Buffalo, on Lake Michigan.

S. 440. A bill making an appropriation of money for a survey and examination of Little Egg harbor, in the State of New Jersey.

S. 441. A bill making an appropriation of money for a survey and examination of the Perriwig shoals, in the Delaware river.

S. 442. A bill making an appropriation of money for the improvement of the barbor at Little Fort, on Lake Michigan.

S. 443. A bill making an appropriation of money for the improvement of the harbor at Newcastle, in the State of Delaware.

S. 444. A bill making an appropriation of money for the improvement of Great Wood Hole harbor, in the State of Massachu. setts.

S. 445. A bill making an appropriation of money for the construction of an ice harbor at Delaware city, in the State of Delaware.

S. 446. A bill making an appropriation of money for the construction of a breakwater at Nantucket, in the State of Massachu.. setts.

S. 447. A bill making an appropriation of money for the improvement of Ocracoke inlet, in the State of North Carolina.

S. 448. A bill making an appropriation of money for the improvement of the harbor at Sheboygan, on Lake Michigan.

S. 449. A bill making an appropriation of money for the improvement of the harbor at the mouth of Big Sandy Creek, on Lake Ortario.

The said bills were read, and passed to the second reading. Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom the following bills were referred:

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

H. R. 447. An act for the relief of Polly Aldrich;
H. R. 450. An act for the relief of Robert Whittet;
H. R. 550. An act for the relief of Francis Tribon;

H. R. 557. An act for the relief of Francis Downs; reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Atchison, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 497) for the relief of E. B. Cogswell, reported the same without amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 497) for the relief of E. B. Cogswell; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate. Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

On motion by Mr. Butler, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of citizens of Penn

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