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The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution, submitted by Mr. Bright the 16th instant, relative to the employment of B. F. Brown as a clerk; and,

On motion by Mr. Bright, Ordered, That it lie on the table. Mr. Foote submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That five thousand copies of the opinions of the judges of the Supreme Court in the cases of “ Norris vs. the city of Boston” and 16 Smith vs. Turner,” be printed for the use of the Senate; the same to he printed in pamphlet form, in the same style and manner as the decisions of the Supreme Court are usually executed.

Mr. Morton submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the claimants, or their attorney, in the following private claims have leave to withdraw their papers from the files of the Senate:

The heirs of Bartlett Hinds, the heirs of Joshua Eddy, the heirs of Jonathan Smith, the heirs of James Livingston, the heirs of Thomas Hughes, J. E. Scott, Benjamin Donkee, James Maxwell, William Jorry, Samuel Beach, Bartholomew Van Valkenburg, Christopher Delezenne, Jonathan Johnson, Judah Alden, James Hook, Drury Ragsdale, Henry Tatem, and Darius Garrison.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of War, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 21st February last, a copy of the official journal of Lieutenant Colonel Philip St. George Cook from Santa Fe to San Diego; which was read.

After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1849. The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Foote the 19th instant, directing that certain opinions of the Supreme Court be printed; and

On motion by Mr. Badger, it was modified by striking out #five thousand," and inserting ten thousand."

On the question to agree to the resolution,
It was determined in the affirmative, Nays................

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

Messrs. Badger, Borland, Bradbury, Calhoun, Cass, Davis; of Massachusetts, Davis, of Mississippi, Dickinson, Douglas, Downs, Fitzpatrick, Foote, Greene, Hunter, Mangum, Morton, Norris, Phelps, Rusk, Seward, Turney, Wales.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Atchison, Baldwin, Bell, Benton, Berrien, Bright, Butler, Chase, Corwin, Dawson, Dodge, of Iowa, Hale, Jones, Smitha Spruance, Underwood, Whitcomb. So it was

Resolved, That ten thousand copies of the opinions of the judges of the Supreme Court in the cases of % Norris vs. the city of Boston," and Smith vs. Turner," be printed for the use of the Senate; the same to be printed in pamphlet form, in the same style and manner as the decisions of the Supreme Court are usually executed.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution, submitted by Mr. Morton the 19th instant, respecting the withdrawal of certain petitions and papers; and,

On motion by Mr. Morton, Ordered, That it be postponed until to-morrow. Mr. Foote submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That five hundred of the two thousand copies of the geological report of David Dale Owen, which was ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate at the first session of the lasta Congress, be delivered to the Commissioner of the General Land Office for the use of his office, and that two thousand additional copies be furnished for the use of the Senate.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a letter from Thomas J. Campbell, Clerk of the House of Representatives, stating that the honorable Rudolphus Dickinson, late a member of the House of Representatives of the United States, from the State of Ohio, departed this life in Washington this morning, at 5. o'clock, and that his funeral ceremonies will take place from the Hall of the House of Representatives, to-morrow, at 12 o'clock, meridian; which was read.

Whereupon,

Mr. Chase submitted the following resolutions; which were considered by unanimous consent, and agreed to:

Resolved, unanimously, That the members of the Senate have re, ceived with deep sensibility, information of the death of the hon., orable Rudolphus Dickinson, late a member of the House of Representatives of the United States, and a member elect of that House from the State of Ohio, and that they tender to the rela. tives of the deceased the expression of their sympathy in this afflicting bereavement.

Resolved, That the members of the Senate, as a mark of respect for the memory of the deceased, will attend his funeral to-morrow, at 12 o'clock, and wear crape on the left arm for thirty days.

Resolved, As a further mark of respect for the memory of the deceased, that the Senate do now adjourn.

Whereupon,
The Senate adjourned.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 1849. The Senate having, in pursuance of the resolution of yesterday, attended the funeral of the honorable Rudolphus Dickinson, teturned to their Chamber..

After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

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THURSDAY, March 22, 1849. Mr. Foote had leave to withdraw the resolution submitted by him the 20th instant, to procure additional copies of the geological report of David Dale Owen. Mr. Foote submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be directed to transmit to the Senate copies of all the papers on file in the office of the Commissioner of Pensions relating to the application of John A. Rogers for a pension.

Mr. Hale presented the memorial of John A. Blake, praying to be allowed certain charges for binding; which was referred to the Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate.

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

Resolved, That a committee, consisting of two members, be appointed by the President pro tempore to wait on the President of the United States and inform him that, unless he may have further communications to make, the Senate are ready to adjourn; and

Mr. Webster and Mr. Fitzpatrick were appointed.
After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1849. Mr. Badger submitted the following resolution; which was considered by unanimous consent, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate pay to Thomas Peters two hundred and sixty-three dollars, for extra services performed in the retiring and folding room.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Foote, the 22d instant, directing that the papers relating to the application of John A. Rogers for a pension, bë transmitted to the Senate, and agreed thereto.

Mr. Webster, from the committee, appointed the 22d instant, to wait on the President of the United States, and inform him that, unless he may have further communications to make, the Senate are ready to adjourn, reported that they had performed the duty assigned them, and that the President requested them to inform the Senate that he had no further communications to make. He requested the committee to tender his respects to the members of the Senate, and to say, that he wished them all a safe return to their homes and a happy meeting with their families.

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

Resolved, That the thanks of the Senate are due, and are hereby unanimously tendered, to the honorable David R. Atchison, for the ability and impartiality with which he has discharged the duties of presiding officer of this body.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, from the Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate, to whom was referred, the 19th instant, the resolution relative to continuing the messengers and folders during the recess of the Senate, reported the following resolution; which was considered, by unanimous consent, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the messengers and folders be continued in the employment of the Senate two months after the expiration of the present session, provided their services be necessary for that time.

On motion by Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, Ordered, That the Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate be discharged from the consideration of the memorial of John A Blake.

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

Resolved, That the thanks of the Senate are unanimously tendered to the honorable Millard Filmore, for the dignity and impartiality with which he discharged the duties of presiding officer of this body. After the consideration of executive business,

On motion by Mr. Webster, The Senate adjourned sine die.

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