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It was determined in the negative, Nays:

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

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

Messrs. Atherton, Benton, Berrien, Bradbury, Bright, Butler, Calhoun, Dickinson, Felch, Fitzpatrick, Hunter, Johnson, of Geor. gia, King, Mason, Niles, Sebastian, Sturgeon, Turney, Yulee.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Badger, Baldwin, Bell, Breese, Clarke, Davis, of Mas. sachusetts, Dayton, Dodge, of Iowa, Douglas, Downs, Fitzgerald, Foote, Greene, Hale, Hamlin, Hannegan, Houston, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, Jones, Mangum, Metcalfe, Miller, Pearce, Spruance, Underwood, Upham, Wales, Webster.

On the question to agree to the following amendment reported by the committee:

“ Section 11, line 12: Strike out the words - appointing and removing power,' and insert direction and placed under the con

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s Yeas..

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33 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. Atherton, Benton, Borland, Bright, Butler, Calhoun, Dickinson, Dix, Felch, Fitzpatrick, Hamlin, Hunter, Johnson, of Georgia, King, Mason, Niles, Sebastian, Sturgeon, Turney, Yulee.

Those who voted in the negative are,

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

On the question to agree to the following reported amendment; strike out the following sections:

“ Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That an officer shall be appointed by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, in the Department of the Treasury, as one of its bureaus, to be called the Commissioner of Customs, who shall perform all tbe acts, and exercise all the powers now devolved by law on the First Comptroller of the Treasury, relating to the receipts from customs and the accounts of collectors and other officers of the customs, or connected therewith; who sball hold his office by the same tenure, and receive the same amount of salary as the First Auditor of the Treasury, and payable in the same manner. And the Secretary of the Treasury'shall transfer from the office of the First Comptroller such clerks as may be necessary to the bureau of the Commissioner of Customs for

whom the said Secretary of the Treasury shall also appoint one chief clerk, at a salary of seventeen hundred dollars per annum."

“ Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That an officer shall be appointed in the Treasury Department by the Secretary of the Treasury, to be called the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, whose salary shall be three thousand dollars per annum, payable in the same manner as that of the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall examine all letters, contracts, and warrants, prepared for the signature of the Secretary of the Treasury, and who shall perform all such other duties in the office of the Secretary of the Treasury, now performed by some of his clerks, as may be devolved on him by the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall also appoint a clerk at a salary of seventeen hundred dollars per annum, who shall perform such duties as a clerk in the Treasury Department, in aid of said Assistant Secretary, as may be assigned to him by the Secretary of the Treasury."

Yeas

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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. Atchison, Atherton, Bright, Butler, Calhoun, Dickinson,
Dix, Felch, Fitzpatrick, Hamlin, Hunter, Johnson, of Georgia,
King, Mason, Niles, Rusk, Sebastian, Sturgeon, Turney.

Those who voted in the negative are,
Messrs. Badger, Baldwin, Bell, Berrien, Bradbury, 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, Metcalfe, Miller, Pearce, Phelps,
Spruance, Underwood, Upham, Wales, Walker, Webster.

The remaining amendme?t reported by the committee having been disagreed to:

On motion by Mr. Mason, to amend the bill, by striking out, section one, line four, after the word “be," the following words:

created a new executive department of the government of the United States, to be called the Department of the Interior,' the head of which department shall be called the Secretary of the Interior," and in lieu thereof inserting: “ appointed an officer to be called an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury."

Yeas

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Ou motion,
The yeasand nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present,
Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Allen, Atchison, Atherton, Benton, Borland, Bradbury,
Butler, Calhoun, Cameron, Dickinson, Dix, Felch, Fitzpatrick,
Hamlin, Hunter, Johnson, of Georgia, King, Mason, Niles, Sebas-
tian, Sturgeon, Turney, Yulee.

Those who voted in the negative are,
Messrs. Badger, Baldwin, Bell, Berrien, Clarke, Corwin, Davis,

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of Massachusetts, Davis, of Mississippi, Dayton, Dodge, of Iowa,
Douglas, Downs, Fitzgerald, Foote, Hale, Houston, Johnson, of
Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, Jones, Mangum, Metcalfe, Miller,
Pearce, Phelps, Spruance, Underwood, Upham, Wales, Walker,
Webster.

No amendment being made, the bill was reported to the Senate.
On the question, “ Shall this bill pass?”?
It was determined in the affirmative, Mays

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25 On motion, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are,

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

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Allen, Atchison, Atherton, Benton, Borland, Bradbury, Bright, Butler, Calhoun, Cameron, Dickinson, Dix, Felch, Fitzpatrick, Hamlin, Hunter, King, Mason, Niles, Phelps, Rusk, Sebastian, Sturgeon, Turney, Yulee.

So it was
Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a resolution to suspend the sixteenth joint rule for the remainder of the session, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

They agree to the conference asked by the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the bill (H. R. 695) making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending June 30, 1850; and have appointed Mr. Stephens, Mr. Burt, and Mr. Wilson, a committee of conference on their part.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed thirteen enrolled bills and two enrolled resolutions, 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 resolutions:

H. R. 747. An act to provide for the settlement of the accounts of public officers and others who may have received moneys arising from military contributions or otherwise in Mexico.

H. R. 742. An act to incorporate the Oak Hill Cemetery, in the District of Columbia.

H. R. 403. An act for the relief of Samuel A. Grier.

H. R. 545. An act for the relief of Polly Dameron, widow of Charles Dameron, deceased.

H. R. 458. An act for the relief of Maurice R. Simons.
H. R. 553. An act for the relief of Catharine Clarke.
H. R. 556. An act for the relief of John F. Ohl.

H. R. 569. An act for the relief of the president and directors of the Union Bank of Florida.

H, R. 677. An act for the relief of Sidney Flowers, of Louisiana, and for other purposes.

H. R. 700. An act to amend the act entitled "An act supplementary to the act for the admission of the States of Iowa and Florida into the Union."

H. R. 754. An act making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department for the year ending June 30, 1850.

H. R. 406. An act to authorize the citizens of Ozark county, Missouri, to enter forty acres of land for a county site in said county.

H. R. 746, An act to authorize the coinage of gold dollars and double eagles.

H. R. 52. Resolution relative to evidence in applications for pensions of widows of deceased soldiers under the act of July 21, 1848.

H. R. 61. Resolution granting to the Secretary of the Treasury further time to make the report concerning the sale and entry of certain lands in Cincinnati.

The President pro tempore signed the thirteen enrolled bills and the two enrolled resolutions last 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 presented to the President of the United States the thirteen enrolled bills and the two enrolled resolutions last reported to have been examined.

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 to suspend the 16th joint rule so far as respects the resolution (S. R. 71) relative to the public printing.

They have passed the bill from the Senate (S. 45) for the relief of Thomas Talbot and others.

They concur in the report of the committee of conference 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 30ch of June, 1850.

They also concur in the report of the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the bill (H. R. 695) making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850.

Mr. Badger, from the committee of conference 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, reported: That they have met the conferees on the part of the House of Representatives, and, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend to the respective Houses as follows:

That the Senate recede from their 1st, 12th, and 13th amendments, and that they recede from their disagreement to the amendment proposed by the House to the 14th amendment of the Senate, with a further amendment, to wit: Strike out the word " directed” in the said amendment, and insert the word "authorized."

And that the House recede from their disagreement to the 2d, 3d, 9th, and 10th amendments of the Senate.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said report; and

Resolved, That they concur therein, and that the bill be amended accordingly.

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

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, from the committee of conference on the part of the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the bill (H. R. 695) making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending 31st June, 1850, reported:

That they have met the conferees on the part of the House, and after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend to the respective Houses as follows:

That the Senate recede from their 1st and 5th amendments.

That the House recede from their disagreement to the 2d amendment of the Senate, with an amendment: Strike out " and Jenk's carbine," and the words one hundred,” and insert "fifty."

That the House recede from their disagreement to the 8th, 9ih, and 11th amendments of the Senate, and also from their amendment to the 10th amendment of the Senate.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report; and
Resolved, that they concur therein.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 48) 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 Brandon, deceased; and

Resolved, That they concur therein. The Senate proceeded to consider the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 129) for the relief of James F. Sothoron; and

Resolved, That they concur therein. The Senate proceeded to consider the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 301) for the relief of Thomas W. Chinn and others; 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 have passed the resolution from the Senate (S. 71) relative to the public printing.

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