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The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 213) for the relief of Mrs. Mary B. Renner; and,

On motion,
Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 813) to make arrangements for taking the seventh census; 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.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives agree to the first, and disagree to the second amendment of the Senate to the resolution (S. 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.

They have passed the bill from the Senate (S. 299) to establish the collection district of Brasos de Santiago, in the State of Texas, with amendments; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

They recede from their 9th amendment, disagreed to by the Senate, to the bill (S. 152) to establish the territorial government of Minnesota.

They concur in the resolution passed by the Senate to suspend the 17th joint rule until the end of the present session.

They agree to the conference asked by the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the bill (H. R. 699) making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850; and have appointed Mr. Hudson, Mr. McKay, and Mr. White the committee of conference on their part.

They concur in the second amendment of the Senate to 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, with an amendment; and agree to the residue of the amendments of the Senate to the said bill.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 299) to establish the collection district of Brazos de Santiago, in the State of Texas; and

Resolved, That they concur therein.

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

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 764) to establish the home department, and to provide for the Treasury Department an assistant Secretary of

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the Treasury and a commissioner of the customs, reported it with amendments.

The Senate proceeded to consider their amendment, disagreed to by the House of Representatives to the bill (H. R. 686) making appropriations for certain fortifications of the United States for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850; and,

On motion by Mr. Atherton,
Resolved, That the Senate recede therefrom.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendment of the House of Representatives to the second amendment of the Senate to 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

Resolved, That they concur therein.

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

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives concur in the amendments of the Senate to 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 for other purposes.

They disagree to the report of the committee of conference on the bill (S. 251) for the relief of the personal 'representative of William A. Slacum, and adhere to their amendment to the said bill.

They have passed a resolution to suspend the 16th joint rule, for the present session, so far as relates to certain bills therein mentioned; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

They have passed bills of the Senate of the following titles:

S. 22. An act for the relief of Mary McRea, widow of Lieutenant
Colonel William McRea, late of the United States army, deceased.

S. 107. An act for the relief of George Center.
S. 198. An act for the relief of Henry D. Garrison.

S. 211. An act for the relief of the owners of the schooner Ticonic.

S. 212. An act for the relief of P. Chouteau, jr., and Company.

S. 476. An act for the relief of Alexander Montgomery, captain and assistant quartermaster of the army.

They have passed the following bills from the Senate, with an amendment to each, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

S. 48. An act for the relief of Peter Capella, administrator of
Andrew Capella, deceased; and for the relief of John Capo, and for
the relief of Elijah Petty, and Hannah Petty, his wife, heirs of
John Beardon, deceased.

S. 129. An act for the relief of James F. Sothoron.
S. 301. An act for the relief of Thomas W. Chinn and others.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed six

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bills and one resolution, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President.

Mr. Fitzgerald reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled the following bills and joint resolution:

S. 152. An act to establish the territorial government of Minnesota.

S. 185. An act for the relief of James G. Carson.
S. 277. An act for the relief of William L. Wigent.

S. 485. An act making appropriations for light-houses, light boats, buoys, &c., and providing for the erection and establishment of the same, and for other purposes.

S. R. 66. Resolution respecting the claims of A. S. and A. W. Benson.

S. 367. An act to cause the northern boundary of the State of Iowa to be run and marked.

S. 388. An act for the relief of James Hotchkiss. The President pro tempore signed the six enrolled bills (S. 152, 185, 277, 485, 367, 368) and the enrolled resolution (S. R. 66) last reported to have been examined; and they were delivered to the committee to be presented to the President of the United States.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R764) to establish the Home Department, and to provide for the Treasury Department an assistant Secretary of the Treasury and a commissioner of the customs; On motion by Mr. Mason, that it lie on the table,

s Yeas....

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31 On motion by Mr. Mason, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Allen, Atchison, Atherton, Benton, Borland, Bradbury, Bright, Butler, Calhoun, Dix, Felch, Fitzpatrick, Hamlin, Hunter, King, Mason, Niles, Rusk, Sebastian, Sturgeon, Turney, Yulee.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Badger, Baldwin, Bell, Breese, Clarke, Corwin, Davis, of Massachusetts, Davis, of Mississippi, Dayton, Dodge, of Iowa, Douglas, Downs, Fitzgerald, Foote, Greene, Hale, Hannegan, Houston, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, Jones, Mangum, Miller, Pearce, Phelps, Spruance, Underwood, Upham, Wales, Walker, Wenster.

After debate,
The hour arrived for taking a recess.

8IX O'CLOCK IN THE EVENING.

The Senate resumed the consideration of 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:

the Treasury and a commissioner of the customs, reported it with amendments.

The Senate proceeded to consider their amendment, disagreed to by the House of Representatives to the bill (H. R. 686) making appropriations for certain fortifications of the United States for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850; and,

On motion by Mr. Atherton,
Resolved, That the Senate recede therefrom.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendment of the House of Representatives to the second amendment of the Senate to 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

Resolved, That they concur therein.

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

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives concur in the amendments of the Senate to 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 for other purposes.

They disagree to the report of the committee of conference on the bill (s. 251) for the relief of the personal representative of William A. Slacum, and adhere to their amendment to the said bill.

They have passed a resolution to suspend the 16th joint-rule, for the present session, so far as relates to certain bills therein mentioned; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

They have passed bills of the Senate of the following titles:

S. 22. An act for the relief of Mary McRea, widow of Lieutenant Colonel William McRea, late of the United States army, deceased.

S. 107. An act for the relief of George Center.
S. 198. An act for the relief of Henry D. Garrison.

S. 211. An act for the relief of the owners of the schooner Ticonic.

S. 212. An act for the relief of P. Chouteau, jr., and Company.

S. 476. An act for the relief of Alexander Montgomery, captain and assistant quartermaster of the army.

They have passed the following bills from the Senate, with an amendment to each, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

S. 48. An act for the relief of Peter Capella, administrator of Andrew Capella, deceased; and for the relief of John Capo, and for the relief of Elijah Petty, and Hannah Petty, his wife, heirs of John Beardon, deceased.

S. 129. An act for the relief of James F. Sothoron.
S. 301. An act for the relief of Thomas W. Chinn and others.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed six

bills and one resolution, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President.

Mr. Fitzgerald reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled the following bills and joint resolution:

S. 152. An act to establish the territorial government of Minnesota.

S. 185. An act for the relief of James G. Carson. · S. 277. An act for the relief of William L. Wigent.

S. 485. An act making appropriations for light-houses, light boats, buoys, &c., and providing for the erection and establishment of the same, and for other purposes.

S. R. 66. Resolution respecting the claims of A. S. and A. W. Benson.

S. 367. An act to cause the northern boundary of the State of Iowa to be run and marked.

S. 388. An act for the relief of James Hotchkiss. The President pro tempore signed the six enrolled bills (S. 152, 185, 277, 485, 367, 368) and the enrolled resolution (S. R. 66) last reported to have been examined; and they were delivered to the committee to be presented to the President of the United States.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, 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; On motion by Mr. Mason, that it lie on the table,

22 It was determined in the negative, Yeas....

31 On motion by Mr. Mason, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Allen, Atchison, Atherton, Benton, Borland, Bradbury, Bright, Butler, Calhoun, Dix, Felch, Fitzpatrick, Hamlin, Hunter, King, Mason, Niles, Rusk, Sebastian, Sturgeon, Turney, Yulee.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Badger, Baldwin, Bell, Breese, Clarke, Corwin, Davis, of Massachusetts, Davis, of Mississippi, Dayton, Dodge, of Iowa, Douglas, Downs, Fitzgerald, Foote, Greene, Hale, Hannegan, Houston, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, Jones, Mangum, Miller, Pearce, Phelps, Spruance, Underwood, Upham, Wales, Walker, Wehster.

After debate,
The hour arrived for taking a recess.

SIX O'CLOCK IN THE EVENING.

The Senate resumed the consideration of 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:

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