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was referred the bill (H. R. 542) for the relief of Josiah P. Pilcher, reported it wíthout amendment.

Mr. Bright, from the Committee on Territories, to whom was referred the petition of John P. Duval, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 459) for his relief.

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

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the bill (S. 457) for the relief of Mary B. Dix, reported it without amendment, and submitted a report on the subject; which was ordered to be printed.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Metcalfe, the 8th instant, in relation to the settlement of the claims of R. M. Johnson; and the resolution was agreed to.

The two bills and three joint resolutions received from the House of Representatives for concurrence, the 9th instant, were read the first and second times by unanimous consent.

Ordered, That the bill numbered H. R. 15 be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs; that the bill numbered H. R. 759 be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims; that the joint resolution numbered H. R. 49 be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; and that the resolution numbered H. R.51 be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the resolution (H. R.50) for the relief of John B. Nevitt, of Adams county, Mississippi; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.
The said resolution was read the third time by unanimous consent.
Resolved, That it pass.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 700) to amend the act entitled "An act supplementary to the act for the admission of the States of Iowa and Florida into the Union;" and, having been amended, it was reported to the Senate, and the amendments were concurred in.

Ordered, That the amendments 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 amendments.

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

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a bill (H. R. 686) making appropriations for certain fortifications of the United States for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850.

They insist on their amendment disagreed to by the Senate to the bill (S. 251) for the relief of the personal representatives of William A. Slacum.

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The Vice President signed the Itwo enrolled bills this day reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee, to be presented to the President of the United States. T

Mr. Rusk reported, from the committee, that they presented to the President of the United States, the 10th-instant, the following acts: ? 1.4iyo .c.S. 43. An act for the relief of Jeannette C. Huntington, widow and sole executrix of William D. Cheever, deceased: **

H.R. 92. An act for the relief of William Fuller and Orlando Saltmarsh

.::Ed. y..ssim H. R. 261. An act for the relief of William Fuller and Charles Savage.:

14:0; 92113 ili 73 I SA 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 10th instant, the bill (S. 43) for the relief of Jeanette Huntington, widow and sole executrix of William D. Cheever, désceased:

Hicimo Ordered; That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

FASE 99:-) - The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, athe bill (H. R. 692) making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expënsess of government for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850.

The amendments reported by the committee having been agreed to, 16A motion was made by Mr. Hale, to amend the bill by inserting, section 1, line 350, after the word " dollars, the following: and zall laws and parts of laws heretofore passed, authorizing the infliction of whipping in the naval service of the United States, ibe, and the same are hereby, repealed;!? and 011969091?T

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Messrs. Allen, Baldwin, Borland, Bradbury, Cameron, Clarke, Davis, of Massachusetts, Dix, Dodge of Iowa, Halel Hamlin; Jones, Metcalfe, NilesUnderwood, Upham, Walkers: thil Tb3"sins. A 9. Those who voted in the negative are; 1925. godT 1323010

Messrs. Atchison, Atherton; Badger, Bell; Berrien, Butler, Chlhoun, Clayton, Davis, of Mississippi, Dalyton, Dickinson, Downs, Fitzgerald, Fitzpatrick, Foote, Greene, Hannegan, Houston, Hunter, . Johnson, of Louisiana, Johnson, of Georgia, Mangum, Mason, Mil"Ter; Phelps, Rusk, Sebastian, Spruance, Sturgeon, Turney, West

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1849. The Vice President presented the proceedings of the chamber of commerce of New York in favor of appropriations for continuing the operations of the coast survey.

On motion by Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, Ordered, That they be printed.

Mr. Corwin presented a petition of citizens of Toledo, Ohio, praying the establishment of a reciprocal free trade in certain articles of agricultural production between the United States and Canada:

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Greene presented the petition of Samuel S. Bartlett, praying that bounty land and extra pay may be allowed to that portion of the marine corps which served in California during the Mexican war; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Hamlin presented a petition of citizens of Lincoln county, Maine, praying that the rates of postage may be reduced and the franking privilege abolished:

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, presented a memorial of the insurance companies of Boston, Massachusetts, praying that the operations of the coast survey may be continued under the existing árrangements for the prosecution of that work:

Ordered, That it lie on the table. Mr. Rusk submitted the following resolution; which was considered by unanimous consent, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the propriety of authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to purchase five hundred copies of "White's New Recopilacion.”

Mr. Breese submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office under date of February 11, 1849, be printed with the annual report of said Commissioner as an appendix to the same; and that three thousand extra copies of his last annual report, with the appendix, be printed for the use of the Senate, five hundred copies thereof for the use of the General Land Office.

Mr. Westcott, by unanimous consent, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (Ś. 460) to extend an act herein mentioned; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and, with an accompanying document, referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Baldwin, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was ferred the petition of Samuel F. Read, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 461) for his relief.

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

Mr. Baldwin, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of the heirs of James Maglenin, submitted an adverse report; which was ordered to be printed.

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Mr. Baldwin, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 530) for the relief of James Y. Smith, reported it without amendment.

On motion by Mr. Baldwin, Ordered, That the Committee of Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Samuel Simonton, and that the petition be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Rosana Maury, submitted an adverse report; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Ruth Kerr, submitted an adverse report; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Bradbury, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 214) for the relief of Noah A. Phelps, reported the same without amendment, and submitted an adverse report on the subject.

Mr. Mason, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 566) for the relief of John F. Ohl, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Fitzpatrick, from the Committee of Claims, to whom the following bills were referred

H. R. 481. An act for the relief of William P. Yonge;
H. R. 583. An act for the relief of Thomas H. Noble;

H. R. 725. An act for the relief of B. 0. Payne, of Albany, New York-reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Corwin, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the memorial of E. S. Haines, reported a resolution (S.R. 59) to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to make an equitable settlement with the sureties of Robert T. Lytle, late surveyor general of the district of Ohio; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

The said resolution was read the second time 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.

Mr. Atchison, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (S. 395) to authorize the payment to the State of Georgia of certain sums of money therein specified, reported the same without amendment, and submitted a report on the subject; which was ordered to be printed.

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

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

H. R. 765. An act granting five years' half pay to certain widows and orphans of officers, non commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, both regulars and volunteers;

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H. R. 52. Joint resolution relative to evidence in applications for pensions by widows of deceased soldiers under the act of July 21, 1848; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The resolution last mentioned was read the first and second times by unanimous consent:

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Pensions. The bill (H. R. 766) granting five years' half pay to certain widows and orphans of officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, both regulars and volunteers, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and considered 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 bill (H. R. 686) making appropriations for certain fortifications of the United States, for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850, was read the first and second time by unanimous consent.

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

The 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, was read the second time 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 it 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 resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (H. R. 692) making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of government, for the service of the year ending June 30, 1850.

On motion by Mr. Johnson, of Georgia, To amend the bill by inserting, section 1, page 24, line 585, the following:

" To reimburse the corporation of Washington the cost of erecting the half of the city hall building, granted to and occupied by the government for the circuit, district, and criminal courts of the United States, thirty thousand dollars, the same to be expended by the said corporation in finishing the exterior of the said building, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury; Provided, That rooms enough be set apart for the use of the United States in the District of Columbia, the Secretary of the Treasury to be the judge as to the sufficiency of the rooms so provided.”

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