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On motion by Mr. Dickinson, that it lie on the table,

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27 On motion by Mr. Foote, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present,

ose who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Allen, Atchison, Badger, Baldwin, Berrien, Borland, Bright, Butler, Calhoun, Cameron, Corwin, Dayton, Dickinson, Hale, Hamlin, Hunter, Johnson, of Georgia, Mangum, Mason, Metcalfe, Miller, Pearce, Phelps, Turney, Upham, Walker.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Atherton, Bell, Bradbury, Breese, Clarke, Davis, of Massachusetts, Davis, of Mississippi, Dix, Dodge, of Iowa, Douglas, Downs, Felch, Fitzgerald, Fitzpatrick, Foote, Greene, Houston, Johnson, of Louisiana, Jones, King, Niles, Rusk, Sebastian, Spruance, Sturgeon, Underwood, Westcott. Further amendments having been proposed,

On motion by Mr. Hale, Ordered, That it lie on the table.

On motion by Mr. Cameron, Ordered, That Samuel H. Thompson have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

On motion by Mr. Cameron, Ordered, That the memorial of Evelina Porter, widow of Commodore David Porter, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Atherton, the Senate resumed, as in Commit. tee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 692) making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic -xpenses of government for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850, and for other purposes; and several amendments having been agreed to,

On motion by Mr. Johnson, of Georgia, further to amend the bill by inserting after line 585 the following:

For clearing out and deepening that portion of the Washington city canal, which runs through and along the public grounds, twenty thousand dollars, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury: Provided, The corporation of Washington shall expend a like sum in clearing out and deepening the other portions of said canal: And provided, also, That all transportations on said canal for the use of the government of the United States shall be free of toll.

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

Messrs. Badger, Baldwin, Bell, Benton, Berrien, Clarke, Corwin, Davis, of Massachusetts, Dayton, Douglas, Downs, Fitzgerald, Foote, Greene, Hunter, Johnson, of Louisiana, Johnson, of Georgia, Jones, Mangum, Mason, Metcalfe, Miller, Pearce, Phelps, Spruance, Upham, Webster, Westcott, Yulee.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Allen, Atchison, Atherton, Borland, Bradbury, Bright, Calhoun, Davis, of Mississippi, Dickinson, Dodge, of Iowa, Felch, Fitzpatrick, Hamlin, Niles, Rusk, Sebastian, Turney, Walker. So the amendment was agreed to.

On motion by Mr. Mangum, The Senate adjourned.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1849. The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 11th December last, a report from the superintendent of the coast survey in relation to the survey of the coast of Florida and its keys and reefs; which was read; and,

On motion by Mr. Pearce,
Ordered; That it lie on the table and be printed.

Mr. Cameron presented two petitions of citizens and female inhabitants of the State of Pennsylvania, praying the adoption of measures for abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia, and probibiting the introduction of slavery into any territory belonging to the United States; three petitions of citizens of said State, praying the abolition of slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia; and a petition of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying that the ordinance of 1787 may be adopted in the organization of territorial governments by the United States.

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

Mr. Cameron presented a petition of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying that the price of the mineral lands of the United States may be reduced to the minimum standard of other public lands; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Cameron presented a memorial of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying such amendments of the patent laws as will secure to patentees the benefits of their inventions; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Cameron presented the petition of William Greer, praying the patronage of the government to a work called the “ Mirror of the Patent Office," of which he is the publisher; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Cameron presented the petition of William Chapman, a soldier in the last war with Great Britain, praying to be allowed a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Westcott presented a petition of Stevens & Ellison, and others, citizens of the United States, praying that they may be protected against a foreign infraction of their patent-right for a machine for turning or cutting irregular forms; and a petition of citizens of Monroe county, New York, praying the enactment of a law for the protection of American inventors against foreign infractions of their patent-rights; which were referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Borland presented a memorial of citizens of Arkansas, praying the adoption of measures for the construction of a railroad from Memphis to the l'acific ocean:

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Foote presented the memorial of Jesse E. Dow, for himself and his associates, proposing to open a route to the Pacific ocean by means of a road over the isthmus of Tehuantepec, on condition that the United States will authorize them, for a valuable consideration, to transport the mails and other property of the govern. ment over said road; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Johnson, of Georgia, having been, on his motion, excused from serving on the select committee on the memorial of Johnson K. Rogers,

Ordered, That a member be appointed by the Vice President to fill the vacancy; and Mr. Fitzpatrick, was appointed.

On motion by Mr. Breese, The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution, submitted the 13th instant, in relation to printing the report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, and the resolution was agreed to.

THe joint resolution (H. R. 53) authorizing a settlement of the accounts of Thomas M. Howe, late pension agent at Pittsburg, upon equitable principles, 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 pass to a third reading.

The said joint resolution was read a third time by unanimous consent.

Resolved, That it pass.

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

The joint resolution (H. R. 47) for the purchase of copies of the General Navy Register and Laws, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent:

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

The bill (H. R. 216) for the relief of the legal representatives of Colonel Francis Vigo, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent:

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

The bill (H. R. 764) to establish the Home Department and to provide for the Treasury Department an assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and a Commissioner of the Customs, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent:

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

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

H. R. 513. An act for the relief of Staunton W. Gaar,

H. R. 325. An act for the relief of Christopher H. Pix, of Texas; reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Fitzpatrick, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 589) for the relief of Thomas T. Gammage, reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said bill, as in Committee of the Whole; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.
The said bill was read the third time.
Resolved, That it pass.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Webster, the 8th instant, which, having been modified on his motion, was agreed to, as follows:

Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the taking of proper security, on the arrival of alien passengers in the United States who are diseased, or impotent, or paupers, or likely to become paupers, that such alien passengers shall not become a public charge, for support and maintenance, eitber in the ports and places at which they may arrive, or in any other part of the United States to which they may proceed; and that the Secretary of the Senate cause to be printed, as soon as may be, the opinions of the judges of the Supreme Court of the United States, in the cases lately decided of “Smith vs. Turner,” and “Norris vs. the city of Boston,” for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to whom was referred the memorial of William A. Bradley and others, proposing to carry a weekly mail overland from St. Louis to the Pacific, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 467) to establish a mail route between such point in the valley of the Mississippi and such point in California, on the Pacific ocean, the President of the United States may direct:

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

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of Maria Taylor, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 468) for her relief.

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

Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill (S. 469) to authorize the selection of a part of Rock island, in the Mississippi river, for the site of a marine hospital, and for other purposes; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

The joint resolution (S. 61) to secure a burying ground in Mexico for the use of the citizens of the United States, was read the second time.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. King asked and obtained leave to bring

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in a bill (S. 470) to extend the provisions of an act approved the 3d of March, 1847, for carrying into effect the existing compacts with the States of Alabama and Mississippi with regard to the five per cent. fund and school reservations; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Borland asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 471) for the further relief of the widows and orphans of officers and soldiers in the late war with Mexico; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Houston asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 472) authorizing the Galveston and Red River Railway Company to construct and extend a railway to the coast of the Pacific ocean, in California; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Territories.

On inotion by Mr. Hale, the Senate proceeded to consider the resolution, submitted the 16th instant, in relation to the consideration of private bills to the passage of which no objection shall be made; and,

On motion by Mr. Atherton, Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that they had examined and found duly enrolled the following acts:

S. 20. An act for authenticating certain records.
S. 259. An act for the relief of Nehemiah Brush.
S. 386. An act continuing the pension granted to Patrick Walker.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives hare passed.the joint resolution (H. R. 54) directing that the government

of Russia be supplied with certain volumes of the Narrative of the Exploring Expedition in lieu of those which were lost at sea; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 692) making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of the government for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850, and for other purposes. And after debate,

On motion by Mr. Butler, The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1849. Mr. Dix presented a memorial of citizens of New York, praying such amendments to the patent laws as will secure to patentees the benefits of their inventions; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Dix presented a petition of citizens of New York, praying

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