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Mr. Yulee presented a petition of citizens of Manatee, Florida, praying the establishment of a mail route from that place to Tampa, in said State; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Westcott submitted the following resolution; which was considered by unanimous consent, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the Secretary of State be directed to report to the Senate the circumstances within his knowledge attending the appointment of Leonard D. Gale as examiner in the Patent Office, with copies of all papers in his office relating thereto.

Mr. Mason submitted the following resolution; which was considered by unanimous consent, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to furnish to the Senate a copy of the official journal of the march of Lieutenant Colonel Philip St. George Cooke from Santa Fé, in New Mexico, to St. Diego, in upper California, which was communicated to that department by Brigadier General Stephen W. Kearny, deceased.

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

Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled joint resolution, (H. R.6,) I am directed to bring it to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The Vice President signed the enrolled resolution (H. R. 6) last reported to have been examined; and it was delivered to the committee, to be presented to the President of the United States.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom were referred the following bills:

H. R. 202. An act for the relief of William Blake;

R. R. 560. An act for the relief of Gardner Herring; reported the same without amendment, and that they ought not to pass.

· Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom were referred the following bills:

H. R. 455. An act for the relief Warren Raymond;
H. R. 457. An act for the relief of Philip Miller;
H. R. 561. An act for the relief of David Murphy;
H. R. 609. An act for the relief of Eve Boggs;

H. R. 610. An act for the relief of Hannah Kinney, widow of Amos Kinney, late of the State of New York;

H. R. 614. An act for the relief of Susanna Prentiss;
H. R. 616. An act for the relief of Sylvanus Blodget;
H. R. 617. Ad act for the relief of Aaron Stafford;.
H. R. 619. An act for the relief of Hector Perkins;
H. R. 620. An act for the relief of Peter Myers;
H. R. 622. An act for the relief of Elizabeth S. Cobb;
H. R. 624. An act for the relief of Camfield Averill;
H. R. 680. An act for the relief of Levi M, Roberts;

H. R. 712. An act for the relief of James France; reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Jobnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Robert M. Martin, submitted a report accompanied by a bill (S. 477) for his relief; the bill was read and passed to a second reading.

Ordered, That the report be printed.

Mr. Downs from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the resolution in relation to the purchase of five hundred copies of White's new Recopilacion, reported a joint resolution (S' 62) respecting the procurement and publication of authentic information as to the laws of territories recently acquired from Mexico; which was read and passed to a second reading.

Mr. Underwood, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Nathaniel Lewis, submitted an adverse re. port; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Underwood, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Alexander R. McKee and Johnson Price, submitted a report accompanied by a bill (S. 478) for their relief; the bill was read and passed to a second reading.

Ordered, That the report be printed.

Mr. Butler, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the joint resolution (H. R. 49) authorizing the Secretary of State to increase the number of copies of the laws of Congress annually distributed to the several States and Territories, reported it without amendment.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed the bill of the Senate (S. 470) to extend the provisions of an act approved the third of March, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, for carrying into effect the existing compacts with the States of Alabama an Mississippi, with regard to the five per cent. fund and school reservations, with an amendment, in which they request the concurence of the Senate.

They agree to the conference asked by the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the bill (S. 251) for the relief of the personal representative of William A. Slacum, deceased, and have appointed a committee of conference on their part.

They have passed bills and joint resolutions of the following titles:

H. R. 525. An act to establish an additional land office in the State of Missouri;

H. R. 532. An act to repeal the fifth, sixth and seventh clauses of the first section of the "act in addition to the several acts regulating the shipment and discharge of seamen, and the duty of consuls," approved July twenty, eighteen hundred and forty; and also to amend the "act supplementary to the act concerning consuls and vice consuls, and for the further protection of American seamen,” approved February twenty-eight, eighteen hundred and three;

H. R. 574. An act granting a half section of land for the use of schools within fractional townships nineteen south, of range eighteen west, county of Lowndes, State of Mississippi;

H. R. 772. An act for the relief of Jacob Zimmerman;
H. R. 773. An act for the relief of Major Charles Larrabee;

H. R. 43. Joint resolution for the distribution of the Official Register or Blue Book among the several States.

H. R. 55. Joint resolution authorizing the distribution of the "American Archives," under the direction of the Joint Committee on the Library, to literary institutions in the several States and Territories; in which bills and joint resolutions they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill (H. R. 525) to establish an additional land office in the State of Missouri, 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 bill was read a third time, by unanimous consent.
Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

The bill (H. R. 532) to repeal the fifth, sixth, and seventh clauses of the first section of the “ act in addition to the several acts regulating the shipment and discharge of seamen, and the duty of consuls, approved July twenty, eighteen hundred and forty, and also to amend the act supplementary to the act concerning consuls and vice consuls and for the further protection of American seamen,” approved February twenty-eight, eighteen hundred and three, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent.

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

The bill (H. R. 574) granting a half section of land for the use of schools within fractional townships nineteen south, of range eighteen west, county of Lowndes, State of Mississippi, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Pub Lands. The bill (H. R. 772) for the relief of Jacob Zimmerman, and

The bill (H. R. 773) for the relief of Major Charles Larrabee, were read the first and second times by unanimous consent.

Ordered, That they be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

The joint resolution (H. R. 43) for the distribution of the Official Register or Blue Book among the several States, and

The joint resolution (H. R. 55) authorizing the distribution of the "American Archives," under the direction of the Joint Committee on the Library, to literary institutions in the several States and Territories, were read the first and second times by unanimous consent.

Ordered, That they be referred to the Committee on the Library.

Mr. Dix, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 473) to continue the light at Sands point, on Long island, reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill last mentioned; 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 bill (S. 411) for changing the location of the land office in the Chippewa land district, was read the second time, 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 it be engrossed and read a third time.
The said bill was read a third time by unanimous consent.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be, "An act for changing the location of the land office in the Chippewa land district, and establishing an additional land district in the State of Wisconsin."

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

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

Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled bill, (S. 366,) I am directed to bring it to the Senate for the signature of their President.

Mr. Fitzgerald reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill (S. 366) in addition to the act entitled "An act to incorporate the Washington, Alexandria, and Georgetown Steam-packet Company."

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.

On motion by Mr. Walker, to amend the bill by adding thereto the following:

“ Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Constitution of the United States, and all and singular the several acts of Congress respecting the registering, recording, enrolling, of licensing ships or vessels, and the entry and clearance thereof, and the foreign and coasting trade and fisheries, and all the acts respecting the imposing and collecting of duties on imports, and all acts respecting trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and all acts respecting the public lands, or the survey or sale thereof, and all and singular the other acts of Congress of a public and general character, and the provisions whereof are suitable and proper to be applied to the territory west of the Rio del Norte, acquired from Mexico by the treaty of the second day of February, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, be, and the same are hereby, extended over, and given full force and efficacy in all said territory; and the President of the United States is hereby authorized to prescribe and establish all proper and needful rules and regulations (in conformity with the Constitution of the United States) for the enforcement of said laws in said territory, and for the preservation of order and tranquility, and the establishment of justice therein, and from time to time to modify or change the said rules and regulations in such manner as may seem to him discreet and proper; and to establish, temporarily, such divisions, districts, posts, offices, and all arrangements proper for the execution of said laws; and appoint and commission such officers as may be necessary to administer such laws in said territories for such term or terms as he may prescribe, whose authority shall continue until otherwise provided by Congress-said officers to receive such compensation as the President may prescribe, not exceeding double the compensation heretofore paid to similar officers of the United States, or its territories, for like services; and to enable the same to be done, the sum of two hundred thousand dollars be appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.”

A motion was made by Mr. Bell, to amend the said amendment by adding thereto the following:

“ Sec. —. And be it further enacted, That Congress doth consent that all that portion of the territories of the United States acquired by the treaty of peace, friendship, limits, and settlement with the republic of Mexico, concluded February the second, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, which lies west of the Rio del Norte, and a line running due north from the head waters of the said river, until it strikes the forty-second parallel of north latitude, shall form one State, to be known and designated by the name and style of the State of California,' and the same, on the first day of October next, shall be received and admitted into this Union, as a new and entire member of the United States of America, is hereby admitted into the Union on an equal footing in all respects with the original States.

1 Sec. — And be it further enacted, That the acting governor of California, so soon as he shall be provided with a copy of this act to the end that the people may have an opportunity of establishing for themselves a constitution and republican form of government for said State prior to the first day of October next, shall immediately proceed to lay off the country, embraced within the limits of the proposed State, into convenient districts for the election of delegates to a convention for the purpose of forming a State constitution, and shall designate the time and place of holding the election in each district, appoint the officers to conduct the same, and prescribe the mode of making the return thereof, and shall apportion the delegates, fifty in all, among the several districts, as near as may be, according to the number of legal voters in each; and he shall also designate the time and place for the assembling of said convention. Every white mail inhabitant of said territory, being an actual resident of the proposed State, and having attained the age of twenty-one years, shall be entitled to vote at said election.

“ Sec. And be it further enacted, That the United States reserve to themselves all right of property in the unappropriated lands and other property in the territories admitted into the Union as a State, by the preceding section of this bill (act) free from all taxes and assessments of every kind by said State; and also the power of disposing of the same, and of adjusting all claims and title to land derived under any foreign government, in such manner as Congress shall prescribe, and nothing contained in said sec

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