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President of the United States, messages —

with report of the Secretary of the Treasury, in relation to the
coast survey

87
with report of the Secretary of State, and documents relative
to the conduct of Com. G. W. Storer

159
with reports of the Secretaries of State, Treasury, War, and
Navy, relative to John B. Emerson's invention.

174
with report of the Secretary of State, communicating copies of

the instructions given to Messrs. Sevier and Clifford, United
States ministers to Mexico, prior to the ratification by Mexico
of the treaty with that government.....

203
with report of the Secretary of the Treasury of the number of
vessels and persons employed in the coast survey.

205
with report of the Secretary of War, relative to the claim of R.
M. Johnson

215
with report of the Secretary of State, and documents relative to
the imprisoment of William Henry Bush in Cuba....

252
with report of the Solicitor of the Treasury, showing the opera-
tions of that office since its organization...

295
communicating a report of the Secretary of State, with a list of

treaties between the United States and other nations, giving
the vessels of those nations the right of trading between the
United States and the rest of the world in the productions of
any country upon the same terms as American vessels; also,
a list of proclamations by the President, conferring similar
rights .

271
President of the United States, (Zachary Taylor) –
inaugural address...

354
oath administered...

356
committee to inform the President that the Senate has assembled, &c. 357
committee to inform the President that the Senate is ready to ad-
journ.......

370
report....

370
President and Vice President-

compensation to persons appointed to deliver the votes for President

and Vice President. (See joint resolution S. R. 47.)
joint committee to report a mode of examining the votes for President
and Vice President, resolution by Mr. Clayton, for the appointment

169
concurred in by the House of Representatives

177
committee appointed on the part of the Senate....

169
committee appointed on the part of the House of Representa-
tives....

177
report of the committee, and appointment of a teller by the
Senate......

181, 182, 214
House of Representatives concur in the report, and appoint tel-
lers

200
House of Representatives ready to receive the Senate, to examine the
votes for President and Vice President

212
the two houses assemble, and count the votes.

212
list of votes

213
Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore declared to be elected.

214
votes of the electors delivered to the Secretary of the Senate...

214
joint committee to inform the President and Vice President of their
election ..

214, 217,

219
report

266
committee to make arrangements for the reception of the President
elect...

267
President of the Senate. (See Vice President.)
President of the Senate pro temporem

resumed the chair
to appoint, on the part of the Senate, the committee to inform the
President that Congress has assembled, &c.....

6
Hon. David R. Atchison appointed President pro tem...... 81, 295, 352, 367
resolutions of thanks to.....

370
administered the oath to the Hon. Millard Fillmore, Vice President.. 353
President of the Senate pro tempore, and the Secretary of the Senate, report rela..
tive to the printing for the 31st Congress...

306

of.......

5, 352

339,

Pago.
Price, Johnson. (See Alexander McKee.)
Price, Brigadier General, his officers and men, resolution of thanks to. (Seo

joint resolution S. R. 38.)
Princeton, N. J., citizens of, petition for a reduction of postage, &c......

179
Printing of Congress, resolution extending the time for receiving proposals for.

(See joint resolution S. R. 55.)

return of the resolution from the House of Repre.
sentatives asked

177
yeas and nays..

177
resolution returned.....

178
motions to reconsider.

173, 178
communication from the Secretary of the Senate and the
Clerk of the House of Representatives...

179
report of the President of the Senate pro tempore, and the

Secretary of the Senate, relative to the printing for the
31st Congress....

306
resolution by Mr. Cameron, to pay for services rendered in
contracting for the printing of Congress

308
resolution relative to the public printing. (See joint reso-

lution S. R. 71.)
Proceedings of the Senate. (See Debates of the Senate.)
Proceedings of Congress. . (Seo Debates of Congress.)
Proctor, Toney, adverse report....

151
Properiy, payment for horses and other properly lost in the military service.

(see joint resolution S. R 42 and bills H. R. 659 and S. 455.)
resolution of the Legislature of Arkansas.

149
documents...

164
Providence, Rhode Island, citizens of, petitions for a reduction of postage, &c. 125, 141, 204
Providence harbor, improvement of. (See bill S. 429.)
Provident Association of Clerks. (See bill H. R. 184.)
Prussian vessels, repealing of the 1st section of the act of May 24, 1828, in addition

to the act concerning discriminating duties, and to equalize
the duties on Prussian vessels, resolution by Mr. Clarke.....
select committee appointed...

98
list of proclamations issued under the 1st section of the act of
the 211h May, 1823, resolution by Mr. Clarke..............
message from the President...

271
Punishment, capital, petitions of citizens of Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, for
the abolition of.......

265
committee discharged....

280
Parsers in the navy. (See joint resolution H. R. 51.)

93, 98

93, 98

..........

Q.
Quakers. (See Friends.)
Quartermaster's department, petition of James Foy and others, late of the, for

extra pay and bounty land...
Qnenaudon, Daniel V., memorial for land to establish a colony in Oregon....
Quinn, Edward. (See bill H. R. 20.)
Quorum, notice to the House of a quorum of the Senate.....

notico from the House of a quorum of the House ...

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142

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R.

179
266
64
68
280

Raccourci cut-off in the Mississippi river, resolution of the Legislature of Lou.

isiana..
Racine, Michigan, citizens of, petitions relative to slavery.
Radcliff, Joseph, memorial referred..
Ragan, John A., memorial...

committee discharged..
Ragsdale, Drury, heirs of. (See Elizabeth Moss.)

resolution for leave to withdraw..
Rahway, New Jersey, citizens of, memorial for an amendment of the patent laws
Railroads and canals, land to the States for. (See bili S. 415.)
Ralph, A. B., and others, memorial for military escorts and a military post on the

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Ramsay, William, heirs of, leave to withdraw.

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Ramsey, Robert. (See bill H. R. 461.)
Randon, Peter, leave to withdraw....
Ransom's Store, petition of citizens of Blackford county, Indiana, for a post

office at..
Ration, spirit. (See Navy )
Raymond, Warren. (See bill H. R. 455.)
Read, Samuel F., report and bill..

(See bill S. 461.)
Receivers. (See Registers of Land Offices.)
Recess, resolution by Mr. Atherton for

yeas
and

nays....
Reconsider, motion to reconsider the vote-

on ordering the Treasurer's accounts for the Post Office Department

to be printed....
on concurring in the adverse report on the petition of Arnold Naudain
on ordering bill S. 139 to a third reading
on ordering bill S. 118 to a third reading, yeas and nays.
on the motion by Mr. King, that the motion to receive certain peti-

tions presented by Mr. Hale, lie on the table.....
on the motion that the motion to receive the memorial of Friends, of

Ohio, lie on the table..
on ordering bill H. R. 7 to a third reading.
on passing bill H. R. 270

yeas and nays..
on ordering bill H. R. 85 to a third reading.

yeas and nays.
on passing resolution S. R. 55....
on the engrossment of resolution S. R. 55..
on concurring in the amendment of the House of Representatives to

bill S. 251..
on passing bill S. 415.
on rejecting bill S. 199.....
on passing bill S. 391..
on the resolution relative to the publication of the proceedings and

debates of the Senate....
Records, bill to amend the act of February 22, 1€ 49,.for authenticating certain.

(See bill S. 484.)
Rector, Henry M , petition...

committee discharged.
Red River Railroad Company. (See bill S. 92.)
Red river and Rio Grande, military posts between, resolution of the Legislature

of Texas relative to, committee discharged and again referred...
Red Rock, petition of citizens of Iowa for a land office at..
Reed, Taicot, petition
Reefsnyder, Benjamin. (See bill H. R. 379.)
Reeves, Isaac S. K., memorial...
Register of the Treasury, report of, on commerce and navigation, communicated

by the Secretary of the Treasury ...,
Registers and receivers of land offices, petition for commissions on entries of

military land warrants-

Florida..
Louisiana.
Mississippi.
Michigan..

Wisconsin
bill to compensate the registers and receivers of the several land offi.

ces in the United States. (See bill S. 396.)
bill to compensate the regists and receivers of the land offices for

locating military bounty land warrants, Choctaw land scrip, &c.

(See bill 8. 483.)
Religion, memorial of the Kekukee Primitive Baptist Association..
Rencher, A., petition...
Reneau, Margueritta, adverse report.
Renner, Mary B. (See bill H. R. 213.)
Reporting and publishing the proceedings and debates of the Senate. (See

Debates )
Reports, motion by Mr. Atherton to rescind the orders of last session discharging

the Committees on Commerce, Pensions, Military Affairs, and Naval

Affairs, from certain reports
resolution by Mr. Cameron to change the number of copies of reports

printed for the Senate

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255

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Resolutions, motion by Mr. Atherton to rescind the orders of last session dis-

charging the Committees on Commerce, Pensions, Military Affairs, and Naval
Affairs, from certain resolutions....

51
Resolutions, joint. (See Bills, Acts.)
Restaurador, Spanish brig. (See bill H. R. 113.)
Revenue laws, bill to extend the revenue laws over California. (See bill H. R.

734.)
Reynes, Joseph, petition.....

54
committee discharged.

307
Rhea, Robert, petition

155
Rhode Island, petition of citizens of
reduction of postage.

158
abolition of slavery

306
Rhode Island Legislature, resolutions of

territorial governments in California and New Mexico; slavery;
and claim of Texas to New Mexico

278
abolition of the spirit ration and corporeal punishment in the
navy

279
Riché, Charles S. (See George W. West.)
Riddle, John C., D. A. Carter, and E. Simonds, memorial.......

223
additional documents.

255
Riddle, Hugh. (See bill H. R. 127.)
Ridgely, Charles G. (See bill H. R. 7.)
yeas and nays.....

120
motion to reconsider

122, 137
return from the House of Representatives asked.

122
bill returned ....

132
Rind, Samuel S., petition.....

167
Ringgold, Major Samuel, sword to tho nearest male relative of. (See joint

resolution S. R. 50.)
Rio de Janeiro, despatches of the United States minister at, in relation to Com.
modore G. W. Storer, resolution by Mr. Clarke.

76
message from the President...

159
Rivers. (See Harbors and Rivers.)
Robert, A. D. (See A. Boudouin.)
Roberts, Levi M. (See bill H. R. 680.)
Robertson, John, widow and children of, petition...

126
committee discharged.

151
Robinson, Daniel. (See bili H. R. 13.)
Roboson, Rebecca, petition referred.

108
Rochester, New York, petition, of citizens of, in behalf the Tonawanda Indians,
adverse report concurred in.....

56
mayor of, petition for the abolition of corporeal punish:
ment in the military and naval service...

198
citizens ot, petitions for the abolition of corporeal punish-
ment in the military and naval service..

199
mayor os, petition for a prohibition of intoxicating liquors

198
citizens of, petitions for a prohibition of intoxicating li-
quors in the navy.

199
Rock river rapids, improvement of, resolution of the Legislature of Iowa....

186
Rock county, Wisconsin, citizens of, petition for a reduction of postage, &c.

291
Ruck Island, marine hospital on, memorial of the Legislature of Iowa.

125
resolution of the Legislature of Illinois

180
resolution by Mr. Breese.

181
petition of citizens of Illinois.

220
(See bill. 469.)
Rockville, Maryland,

citizens of, memorial against the issue and circulation of
small notes in the District of Columbia..

142
ordered to be printed...

147
Roddey. (See Jennings.)
Rodriguez, Simon. (See bill H. R. 194.)
Rogers, Robert C. (See bill S. 226.)
Rogers, John A., memorial referred..

88
report and bill (see bill S. 419)...

187
resolution by Mr. Foote for papers of...

370
Rogers, Jobpson K., memorial for self and other Cherokees for an investigation of
their wrongs.io

221
select committee on....

221, 225
Rosendale, Wisconsin, petition of citizens of, committee discharged.....

280

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Ross, William, widow of. (See Sally Ross.)
Ross, Sally, leave to withdraw...

80
Ross, William P., W. S. Coodey, and John Drew, memorial in behalf of the
" Old settlers,” or “Western Cherokees”.

364
committee discharged, and memorial ordered to be printed

367
Rules of the Senate, motion by Mr. King to suspend the 34th rule for the ap-
pointment of the standing committees..

58
resolution by Mr. Benton to repeal the 49th rule....

189, 202
resolution by Mr. Bradbury to amend the rules in relation
to amendments to bills.....

258
Rules, joint, resolution by the House of Representatives for an additional rule in
relation to private bills.....

272
resolution by Mr. Miller to suspend the 16th joint rule...

283
concurred in by the House of Representatives...

285
resolution by Mr. Walker to suspend the 16th joint rule..

304
concurrence of the House of Representatives in a resolution to sus.
pend the 16th joint rule......

309
resolution by Mr. Cameron to suspend the 16th joint rule..

314
concurred in by the House of Representatives,

321
resolution by Mr. Walker to suspend the 17th joint rule

314
concurred in by the House of Representatives..

315
resolutions of the House of Representatives to suspend 16th joint rule 316, 320
concurred in by the Senate..

325
Rush, J. Murray, petition

128
Rusk, Hon. Thomas J., attended

49, 352
resolutions submitted by-

appropriation to pay for secret services during the war with Mexico... 181
purchase of White's New Recopilacion.....

209
to continue the messengers and folders,

367, 367, 370
Rusk, Samuel, and others, adverse report concurred in.

57
Russell, Esther. (See bill H. R. 101.)
Russia, the government of, to be sapplied with certain volumes of the Narrative

of the Exploring Expedition. (See joint resolution H. R. 54 )

S.

237

108

165

244

143
116

Sabine river, survey and examination of. (See bill S. 437.)
Sadbury monthly meeting of Friends, petition relative to slavery.
Saginaw tribe of Chippewa Indians. (See bill S. 197.)
St. Augustine, Trinity church at. (See Trinity Church.)
St. Augustine, resolution of the Legislature of Alabama against the removal of

certain arms from ...
St. Augustine, Catholic church at, report of the Solicitor of the Treasury with

the decision of the arbitrator on the claim of..
St. Clair flats, improvement of. (See bill S. 423.)
St. Clara, battle of, resolution by Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, for Captain Mer-

vine's report of.....
St. George, Maine, citizens of, petitions relative to a collection district at East

Thomaston...

committee discharged.
St. Lucie county, Florida, exclusion of the mail system from, resolution by Mr.

Yulee....
St. Louis river of Lake Superior, falls of, road from, to Point Douglass, on the

Mississippi. (See bill S. 412 )
St. Louis, petition of members of the Legislature of Illinois for the right of way.

for a railroad from the eastern border of Illinois to the Mississippi, opposite Sť.

Louis....
Salem township, Ohio, citizens of, peiition for a mail route from Liberty Hall

post office to Morrow
Salomon, Haym M., adverse report recommitted...
Salt Spring lands, resolution of the Legislature of Arkansas...

report and bill (see bill S. 466).
Saltmarsh, Orlando. (Sce William Fuller:)
Samson, James, heir at law of. (See Isabella Stout.)
San Francisco, California, petition of John Dougherty proposing to transport the

mails to......
branch inint at. (See joint resolution S. R. 63.)

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