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Ordered, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of James B: Moore and company:

On motion by Mr. Yulee, Ordered, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of George G. West and Charles S. Riché.

Mr. Atherton submitted the foilowing resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the resolution setting apart Thursday of each week for the consideration of private bills be, and it is hereby, rescinded.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed the following bills:

H. R. 684. An act to provide for carrying into execution, in part, the twelfth article of the treaty with Mexico, concluded at Guadalupe Hidalgo;

H. R. 746. An act to authorize the coinage of twenty dollar and one dollar gold pieces at the mint of the United States and its branches;

H. R. 786. An act to require the heads of bureaus and other officers at the seat government in examining and deciding upon claims arising out of the late war with Mexico to give preferences and priority in such examination to those belonging to and preferred by widows and orphans or their authorized agents; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The President of the United States approved and signed, the 19th instant, the following bills:

H. R. 85. An act for the relief of William De Buys, late postmaster at New Orleans.

H. R 190. An act for the relief of James P. Sexton and Joshua Holden.

H. R. 310. An act for the relief of Sarah D. Caldwell, wife of James H. Brigham.

H. R. 493. An act for the relief of Levi H. Corson, and for other purposes.

H. R. 696. An act making appropriations for the support of the military academy for the year ending 30th of June, 1850.

H. R. 697. An act making appropriations for the payment of revolutionary and other pensions of the United States for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850.

The bill (H. R. 684) to provide for carrying into execution, in part, the twelfth article of the treaty with Mexico, concluded at Guadalupe Hidalgo, was read the first and second times by unaniImous 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 the third reading.
The said bill was read a third time by unanimous consent.
Resolved, That it pass.

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

The bill (H. R. 746) to authorize the coinage of twenty dollar and one dollar gold pieces at the mint of the United States and its branches, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent:

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

The bill (H. R. 786) to require the heads of bureaus and other officers at the seat of government in examining and deciding upon claims arising out of the late war with Mexico to give preference and priority in such examination to those belonging to and preferred by widows and orphans or their authorized agents, 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.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dix asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 473) to continue the light at Sands Point, on Long Island; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Mason, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Alexander Y. P. Garnett, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 474) for his relief.

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

Mr. Mason presented a report of the board of regents of the Smithsonian Institution, made agreeably to law, showing the operations, expenditures, and condition of the Institution:

On motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, That it be printed, and that one thousand additional copies be furnished, of which five hundred copies be delivered to the secretary of the Institution for the use thereof.

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

H. R. 24. An act for the relief of George Newton.
H. R. 61. An act for the relief of Nancy Tompkins.
H. R. 62. An act for the relief of James Glynn and others.
H. R. 71. An act for the relief of Jesse Young.
H. R. 589. An act for the relief of Thomas Gammage.

H. R. 776. An act granting five years' half pay to certain widows and orphans of officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, both regulars and volunteers.

S. 60. A resolution to defray the expenses of certain Chippewa Indians and their interpreter.

H. R. 6. A resolution for the relief of J. Mellville Gilliss and others.

H. R. 14. A resolution concerning the settlement of the accounts of William Speiden, purser in the navy of the United States.

H. R. 18. A resolution for the relief of H. M. Barney.

H. R. 50. A resolution for the relief of John B. Nevitt, of Adams county, Mississippi.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the joint resolution (H. R. 52) relative to evidence in applications for pensions by widows of deceased soldiers, under the act of July 21, 1848, reported it without amendment.

On motion by Mr. Yulee, Ordered, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the bill (H. R. 436) for the relief of the legal owners of the ship James Mitchell, and that it be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Badger, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom were referred the following bills:

H. R. 439. An act for the relief of Lot Davis;

H. R. 441. An act for the relief of William Gove; reported them without amendment.

Mr. Fitzpatrick, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 531) for the relief of James Moorehead, reported it with an amendment; which was read.

Mr. Atherton, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 699) making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850, reported it with amendments; which were read.

Mr. Atherton, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 686) making appropriations for certain fortifications of the United States for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom were referred the following bills and joint resolution:

H. R. 51. Joint resolution for the relief of pursers in the navy as to expenditures made in pursuance of orders dạring the war with Mexico;

H. R. 274. An act for the relief of William Butler;

H. R. 563. An act for the relief of Samuel Graves; reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Miller, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 313) for the relief of John J. Young, a commander in the navy of the United States, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Sarah Crandall, widow of James Coon, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 475) granting a pension to Sarah Crandall; which was read, and passed to a second reading.

Ordered, That the report be printed. Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Alexander Montgomery, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 476) for the relief of Alexander Montgomery, captain and assistant quartermaster of the army; which was read, and passed to a second reading.

Ordered, That the report be printed.

The bill (S. 391) authorizing a patent to be issued to William Green, jun., was read the second time, and considered as in Com

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mittee of the Whole; and having been amended, it was reported to the Senate, and the amendments were concurred in.

Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time. The said bill was read the 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 therein.

On motion by Mr. Cameron, to reconsider the vote of the Senate on the passing of the said bill.

Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until to-morrow.

Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the 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, 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 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 therein.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 366) in addition to the act entitled "An act to incorporate the Washington, Alexandria, and Georgetown Steam-packet Company;" and

Resolved, That they concur therein.

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

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

Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of Representatives having six enrolled bills and five enrolled joint resolutions, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President:

The Vice President signed the six enrolled bills (P. R. 24, 61, 62, 71, 589, 766) and the five enrolled resolutions, (S. 60, H. R. 14, 18, 50, 53,) this day reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee, to be presented to the President of the United States.

Mr. Fitzgerald reported, from the committee, that they had this day presented to the President of the United States the following enrolled bills and joint resolutions:

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.

H. R. 24. An act for the relief of George Newton.
H. R. 61. An act for the relief of Nancy Tompkins.
H. R. 62. An act for the relief of James Glynn and others.
H. R. 71. An act for the relief of Jesse Young.
H. R. 589. An act for the relief of Thomas Gammage.

H. R. 776. An act granting five years' half pay to certain widows and orphans of officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, both regulars and volunteers.

S. 60. A resolution to defray the expenses of certain Chippewa Indians and their interpreter.

H. R. 6. A resolution for the relief of Melville Gilliss and others.

H. R. 14. A resolution concerning the settlement of the accounts of William Speiden, purser in the navy of the United States.

H. R. 18. A resolution for the relief of H. M. Barney.

H. R. 50. A resolution for the relief of John B. Nevitt, of Adams county, Mississippi.

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,
The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1849. Mr. Johnson, of Georgia, presented the memorial of John Whitesides, praying the payment of a certain post office draft; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Dayton presented a memorial of citizens of Rahway, New Jersey, 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. Dayton presented a memorial of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying the ereetion of piets and harbors in the Delaware river and bay:

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Hale presented a petition of the New Garden monthly meeting of Friends of Chester county, Pennsylvania, praying the abolition of slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia and the prohibition of slavery in the territories belonging to the United States; and a petition of the Sadsbury monthly meeting of Friends of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, praying the abolition of slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia and the prohibition of slavery in the territories belonging to the United States.

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

Mr. Hale presented a petition of citizens of Massachusetts, praying that the public domain may be granted in limited quantities to actual settlers; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

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