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relation to the execution of the printing for the thirty-first Congress; which was read.

Mr. Downs presented the credentials of Pierre Soulé, chosen a Senator by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, for the term of six years, from and after the fourth day of March, 1849; which were read.

On motion by Mr. Downs;
Ordered, That the Committee on Private Land Claims be dis-
charged from the further consideration of the following subjects:

Petition of Joseph Reynes;
Documents relating to the claim of Joseph Walker;
Memorial of J. W. Mason;
Documents relating to the land claim of James A. Scudday.

On motion by Mr. Bright, and by unanimous consent, Ordered, That five bundred copies of the report of the Commissioner of Patents, and the documents annexed thereto, ordered to be printed at this session, be distributed to the Patent Office, for the use thereof; the said report and documents so ordered to be printed, to be bound in the same manner as those of last session.

On motion by Mr. Sturgeon, Ordered, That John J. Smith have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

On motion, Ordered, That Samuel Walker and Francis G. Betty have leave to withdraw their petitions and papers.

On motion by Mr. Clarke, Ordered, That John Baldwin have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

Mr. Breese submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Committee on the Public Lands be authorized to contract with a suitable person to compile and translate, for the use of the Senate, such laws, ordinances, and regulations of Spain and Mexico, as were in force in New Mexico and California on the 13th day of May, 1846: Provided, That such compilation and translation shall be made under the superintendence of the Secretary of State, and be laid before the Senate at the commencement of the next session.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution by unanimous consent; when,

Resolved, That it pass. Mr. Johnson; of Louisiana, submitted the following resolution; which was read:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury and Attorney General report to the Senate, at the next session of Congress, such information in regard to the bonds and guarantees, issued by the ter. ritorial government of Florida as has been or may be collected and obtained, pursuant to the resolution of the 20th of February, 1847.

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on the Contingent Expenses of the Senate, to whom was referred the resolution submitted by Mr. Mangum the 28th February relating to certain officers and others

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H. R. 76. An act for the relief of David Thomas, of Philadelphia; and, no amendment being made, they were reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That they pass to a third reading.
The said bills were read a third time.
Resolved, That they pass.

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

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1849. . Mr. Atherton presented the credentials of the honorable Moses Norris, junior, elected a Senator by the Legislature of the State of New Hampshire, for the term of six years, from and after the third day of March, 1849; which were read.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, made in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 12th December, 1848, communicating information relative to the expediency of repealing or modifying the act of June 30, 1834, concerning tonnage duty on Spanish vessels; which was read.

Ordered, That it be printed. Mr. Bright presented the credentials of the honorable James Whitcomb, chosen a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Indiana, for six years, from and after the fourth day of March next; inclusive; which were read.

Mr. Sturgeon presented a petition of citizens of Pennsylvania, and a petition of citizens and female inhabitants of said State, praying the abolition of slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia.

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

Mr. Clarke presented a petition of female inhabitants of the State of Rhode Island, praying the abolition of slavery and the slave trade in the United Siates, and the adoption of measures for preventing the extension of slavery into the territories of the United States.

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

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 24th February last, information in relation to additional rooms required for the use of the War and Navy Departments, and the expediency of purchasing a building erected by Mr. Winder, in the vicinity of the public offices; which was read, and ordered to be printed.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the presiding officer of the Senate, and Secretary of the Senate, prepared in pursuance of the joint resolution of August 3, 1846, in

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relation to the execution of the printing for the thirty-first Congress; which was read.

Mr. Downs presented the credentials of Pierre Soulé, chosen a Senator by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, for the term of six years, from and after the fourth day of March, 1849; which were read.

On motion by Mr. Downs;
Ordered, That the Committee on Private Land Claims be dis-
charged from the further consideration of the following subjects:

Petition of Joseph Reynes;
Documents relating to the claim of Joseph Walker;
Memorial of J. W. Mason;
Documents relating to the land claim of James A. Scudday.

On motion by Mr. Bright, and by unanimous consent, Ordered, That five hundred copies of the report of the Commissioner of Patents, and the documents annexed thereto, ordered to be printed at this session, be distributed to the Patent Office, for the use thereof; the said report and documents so ordered to be printed, to be bound in the same manner as those of last session.

On motion by Mr. Sturgeon, Ordered, That John J. Smith have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

On motion, Ordered, That Samuel Walker and Francis G. Betty have leave to withdraw their petitions and papers.

On motion by Mr. Clarke, Ordered, That John Baldwin have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

Mr. Breese submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Committee on the Public Lands be authorized to contract with a suitable person to compile and translate, for the use of the Senate, such laws, ordinances, and regulations. of Spain. and Mexico, as were in force in New Mexico and California on the 13th day of May, 1846: Provided, That such compilation and translation shall be made under the superintendence of the Secretary of State, and be laid before the Senate at the commencement of the next session.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution by unanimous consent; when,

Resolved, That it pass.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, submitted the following resolution; which was read:

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in the employ of the Senate, together with the amendments proposed thereto, reported the same amended as follows:

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid, under the direction of the committee to audit and control the contingent expenses of the Senate, to the officers, clerks, clerks to committees, messengers, and pages in the employ of the Senate, and the boys employed in carrying the mail, the same amounts respectively that were allowed them at the last session; and to the officers and messenger of the Library of Congress one-half of the amounts allowed them at the last session; and to the western gate keeper, to each of the regular police of the Capitol, to the fireman of the crypt, the laborers in the Capitol grounds, the sum of one hundred dollars each; to the laborer employed in the centre building, the attendant on the closet, the attendant upon the furnaces of the Senate, and the laborer enployed in the ventilation of the Senate, the sum of fifty dollars each; and to Thomas Peters the same per diem as the messengers, from the commencement of this session.

Resolved, that the sergeant-at-arms be authorized to continue John M. Jameson through the recess of the Senate, in charge of the post office and folding room, at the same per diem he now receives.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said resolutions; and
Resolved, That they pass.
Mr. Dix submitted the following resolution:
Resolved, That the sum of

two hundred dollars be paid out of the contingent fund to Robert Beale for his services and expenses in attending the funeral of the late Dixon H. Lewis.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said resolution by unanimous consent; and

Resolved, That it pass.
Mr. Cameron submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be paid under the direction of the committee to audit and control the contingent expenses of the Senate, to compensate for services performed in carrying into effect the joint resolution requiring proposals to be advertised for and received to execute the printing of Congress; for making the calculations necessary to ascertain the lowest bids; for preparing the contracts and bonds required by law, and attending to that business generally, under the direction of the presiding officers of the two Houses, the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives, three hundred dollars for each occasion of making those contracts.

The Senate proceeded by unanimous consent to consider the resolution; and having been amended, on the motion of Mr. Niles, by adding thereto the following:

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid to the officers and messenger of the Library of Congress such additional sum to the allowance provided for in a resolution passed this day as shall give them a sum equal to that allowed to the messengers of the Senate.

Resolved, That the said resolutions pass.

Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the resolution (H, R. 61) granting to the Secretary of the Treasury further time to make the report concerning the sale and entry of certain lands in Cincinnati, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Peter A. Carnes, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 491) for his relief.

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

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives concur in the resolution, passed by the Senate, “that the 16th joint rule of the two Houses be suspended as to all matters relating to an act for changing the location of a land office in the Chippewa land district, and establishing an additional land district in the State of Wisconsin."

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 291) requiring all moneys receivable from customs, and from all other sources, to be paid immediately into the treasury without abatement or deduction, and for other purposes; 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.
Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments.

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

Mr. Dix, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 734) to extend the revenue laws of the United States over the territory and waters of upper California, and to create a collection district therein, reported the same 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 to the Senate.

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

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

Mr. Dickinson, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 553) for the relief of Catharine Clark, 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 a third time.
Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

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