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San Francisco, California, resolutions by Mr. Houston for a railroad, a military

road, and military posts, from the valley of the Mis-
sissippi to..

109
Sanders, Lewis, resolution by Mr. Metcalfe relative to instructions to .......... 127
Sanders, Thomas R. (See bill H. R. 615.)
Sanders, Mary, petition.....

205
Sands Point light, petition of Hurl Gate pilots and others in New York against
the discontinuance of....

228
(See bill S. 473.)
Sanger, W. P. (See G. F. De la Roche.)
Savage, John. (See bill H. R. 385.)
Savage, Charles. (See William Fuller.)
Savage, Joseph, legal representatives of. (See bill H. R. 307.)
Scantland, James M., petition

66
(See bills 377.)
School lands, new selection of land in lieu of worthless school sections. (See bill

S. 357.)
School lands in Arkansas, memorial of the Legislature...

117
committee discharged.:

230
School reservations, compacts with Alabama and Mississippi in regard to. (See

bill S. 470.)
School Jands, grant of land for schools in Lowndes county, Mississippi. (See bill

H. R. 574.)
Schott, James. (See bill S. 169.)
Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, citizens of, petitions relative to the tariff 65, 99, 107, 167,

175, 204
citizens of, abolition of capital punishment..... 265
committee discharged .....

280
Scott, Major General Winfield, resolution 10 conser the brevet rank of lieutenant

general upon. (See joint resolution S. R. 65.)
Scott, J. E, resolution for leave to withdraw...

368, 369
Scudday, James A., resolution by Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, for confirmation of
the land claim of...

133
committee discharged...

307
Seamen, returns of, report of the Secretary of State with..

68
employed in the United States squadron on the northwest coast, resolu.
tion by Mr. Niles..

82
bill to amend the acts of February 28, 1803, and July 20, 1840, concern•

ing consuls, vice cousuls, and seamen. (See bill H. R. 532.)
foreign. (See Officers )
disabled, report if the Secretary of the Treasury showing expenditures
for

278
Sebastian, Hon. William K., credentials presented, &c.....
attended

352
presented the credentials of the Hon. Solon Borland

186
presented the credentials of the Hon. John Wales

258
resolutions submitted by-
extension of the Napoleon and Rocksoo mail line, by steamers, to
Batesville.......

158
to furnish the Commissioner of Patents with copies of his report on
the explosion of steam boilers ...

231
Secret services during the war with Mexico, appropriations for, resolution by Mr.
Rusk

181
(See joint resolution S. R. 67.)
Seminole war; resolution of the Legislature of Florida for the payment of volun-
teers in....

108
resolution of the Legislature of Florida, bounty land to officers
and soldiers of.....

108
committee discharged

281
Seminole Indians, memorial for pay for services in the Florida war.

142
Senate-

notice to the House of a quorum...
contingent fund of, report of the Secretary of the expenditure of..

71
regulation of the number and compensation of the officers, &c., employed by
the Senate, resolution by Mr. King

155
hour of meeting, motion by Mr. Bradbury to fix.

5
motion by Mr. Downs to change

189, 222
yeas and nays

222, 223
motion by Mr. Douglas to change

245
resolution by Mr. Mason to change,

279

75

...

245,

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Senate-Continued.
hour of meeting, motion by Mr. Bright to fix

356
equally divided on bill H. R. 32

197
recess, resolution by Mr. Atherton for

259
yeas and nays

254
additional messengers.

272
allowance to persons in the employment of the Senate

278, 305, 307
about to adjourn..

339
special session called....

349
proceedings in special session

349
called to order by the Secretary.

352
committee to inform the President that the Senate has assembled, &c.,

357
committee to inform the President that the Senate is ready to adjoura.

370
report

370
Senate, President of the. (See Vice President and Millard Fillmore.)
Senate, President of the, pro tempore. (See President of the Senate pro tempore.)
Senate, Secretary of the reports-
expenditure of the contingent fund.....

71
persons employed in his office..

125
Senate, Secretary of, election of, resolution by Mr. Benton to repeal the 49th
rule, which provides for.....

189, 202
Senate, Secretary of the, and Clerk of the House of Representatives, communi.
cation in relation to the printing of Congress.

179
Senate, Secretary of the, and the President of the Senate pro tempore, report rel.
ative to the printing for the 31st Congress..

306
Senate, office of the Secretary of the, persons employed in, report of the Secretary 125
Senate, sergeant-at-arms of, election of, resolution by Mr. Benton to repeal the
49th rule, which provides for.....

189, 202
Senate, doorkeeper of, election of, resolution by Mr. Benton to repeal the 49th
rule, which provides for....

189, 202
Senate, reporting and publishing the proceedings and debates of the. (See

Debates.)
Senate, executive proceedings of -

from which the injunction of secrecy was removed during the 2d

session of the 30th Congress.....
from which the injunction of secrecy was removed during the special
session in March, 1849

389
Senate, rules of the. (See Rules.)
Senate Chamber, resolution by Mr. Walker to pay John Skirving for ventilating. 150, 360
Senate Ante-Chamber. (See Ante-Chamber.)
Senators, resolution by Mr. Cameron to supply the Senators with newspapers...

resolution to furnish Senators with copies of the Constitution and other
books......

217
classification of.....

348
proceedings as to the eligibility of the Hon. James Shields to a seat in

the Senate. (See James Shields )
Seneca county, Ohio, confirmation of title to certain land in. (See bill H. R. 517.)
Seneca Indians, memorial for compensation for losses by an agent of government 121
documents relating to losses during their emigration..

163
Seneca, Onondaga, and Cayuga Indians, adverse report concurred in..

57
Sevier, Ambrose H., and Nathan Clifford, instructions to, in relation to the treaty
with Mexico, resolution by Mr. Mangum....

180, 187
message from the President and report
of the Secretary of State...

203
Sewall, Robert, representatives of, petition referred

66
additional documents.

91
report and bill (see bill S. 481.)

252
Seward, Hon. William H., credentials presented....

255
attended

350
oath taken...

352
Sexton, James P., and Joshua Holden. (See bill H. R. 190.)
Shaffer, Peter. (See bill H. R. 215.)
Sharps, Christian, memorial..

185
Sheboygan, improvement of the harbor at. (See bill S. 448.)
Sheldon, Thomas C. (See bill S. 225.)
Shepard, Isaac. (See bill H. R. 357.)
Shepard, Moses, legal representatives of, additional documents. (See bill S. 302.)
Shepard, David. (See bill H. R. 358.)

373

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Sherburne, John Henry. (See Horatio Hubbell.)
Shields, Hon. James, credentials presented..

290
attended...

351
oath administered and seat taken

357
resolution by Mr. Walker for inquiry into the eligibility of
Mr. Shields...

353
amended and agreed to..

357
select committee appointed...

358
authorized to send for persons and papers, &c........ 359
report......

361, 363, 305, 366
yeas and nays.

363, 363, 365, 366, 366
copy of the record of naturalization...

360
letter of resignation....

364
resolution by Mr. Hale to inform the Executive of Illinois
of Mr. Shields’s resignation

364, 365
yeas and nays

365
Governor of Illinois to be furnished with a copy of the reso-

lution of the Senate declaring the election of James
Shields void ...

366
Shoemaker, George R., legal representatives of. (See bill H. R. 161.)
Shover, William H., petition...

66
Shriver, John S., memorial in behalf of steamboat companies engaged in the coast.
ing trade, for a modification of the act of 1793...

53
Simmons, Maurice R. (See bill H. R. 458.)
Simons, E. (See John C. Riddle.)
Simonson, John S., injunction of secrecy removed from the proceedings of the
Senate on the nomination of......

384
yeas and nays

387
Simonton, Samuel, committee discharged and again referred.

210
committee discharged....

216
Simpson, George, heirs of. (See joint resolution S. R. 45.)
Simpsun, John J., petition....

112
report..

202
committee discharged

202
Sims, Hon. Alexander D., proceedings on the announcement of the death of..

65
Skiles, John W., petition.....

107
committee discharged

169
Skinner, J. S., memorial for an agricultural department of government-
yeas and nays on motion to refer to a select committee...

62
referred to the Committee on Agriculture....

62
Skinner, John P. and the legal representatives of Isaac Green. (See bill H. R.

181.)
Skirving, John, resolution by Mr. Walker to pay, for ventilating the Senate

chamber
Skunk river, improvement of, memorial of the Legislature of Iowa.

186
Slacum, William A., personal representatives of. (See bill S. 251.)

motion to reconsider....
Slake, Agnes, and the heirs of De Repentigny, adverse report concurred in..

57
Slavery, slave trade, &c., in the District of Columbia-

petitions and memorials of citizens and others-
Norristown, Pennsylvania...

107
Pennsylvania. . 158, 224, 224, 232, 232, 255, 265, 265, 265, 265, 306
New Jersey

220
Eliot, Maine..

265
Kennet monthly meeting of Friends.

231
New Garden monthly meeting of Frien

237
Sadsbury monthly meeting of Friends
Pennsylvania society for promotin lition of slavery:

231
members f the board

mon council of Wash-
ing

142
withdraw.

146

150, 360

193, 197

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Slavery, &c., in New Mexico and California-
petition of citizens of Montgomery county, Pennsylvania.....

107
petition of citizens of Pennsylvania...

232
resolutions of State Legislatures-
New York..................

140
yeas and nays

110
Illinois...

164
South Carolina

185
Wisconsin.

259
Rhode Island......

278
New Hampshire.

154
Slavery, &c., in the territories-

petitions and memorials of citizens and others-
Friends in Ohio...

108
motion to reconsider

113
Middletown, Connecticut

154
Rhode Island.

306
Pennsylvania.

.224, 224, 232, 252, 265, 265
Pennsylvania society for promoting the abolition of slavery...

231
Kennet monthly meeting of Friends..

231
New Garden monthly meeting of Friends.

237
Sadsbury monthly meeting of Friends..

237
resolutions of State Legislatures-
Florida...

229
Wisconsin...

259
North Carolina..

278
New Hampshire.

154
Michigan ....

175
Slavery throughout the Union, &c-
petitions of female inhabitants of the United States..

109
yeas and nays.......

109
motion to reconsider..

113
petition of inhabitants of Pennsylvania.. 158, 232, 232, 265, 265, 266, 291
of New Jersey.

220, 266
of New York...

265
of Vermont ..

265
of New Hampshire

265
of Maine.....

265
of Connecticut

265
of Massachusetts.

266
of Michigan...

266
of Illinois

266
of Racine, Wisconsin

266
of United States

268
of Rhode Island.

306
resolutions of the Legislature of Virginia.

179
Slicer, Rev. Henry, elected chaplain by the Senate..

52
Smith, Hon. Truman, attended...

349
credentials presented, &c..

353
Smith, George R. (See joint resolution H. R. 7)
Smith, Hiram, petition.

69, 126
Smith, John B. and Simeon Darden. (See bill H. R. 328.)
Smith, James Y. (See bill H. R. 530.)
Smith & Hersey, petition ..

271
Smith, Lieutenant, resolution by Mr. Douglas for the report of, on the drainage
and improvement of the valley of Mexico....

266
John J., leave to withdraw..

307
Jonathan, heirs of, resolution for leave to withdraw

368, 369
aian Institution

appointment of regents in. (See joint resolution S. R. 41.)
resignation of Mr. Breese as regent......

145
Vice President to appoint a regent in place of Mr. Breese..

145
T. Masen appointed as regent

145
of the board of regents....

231
from the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution relative to
cancy in the board of regents.

357
on by Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, relative to the filling of
ncies in the board of regents..

357, 359
as and nays......

359
carce appointed a regent.

359

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Smyly, J. S.. petition of citizens of Edgefield district, South Carolina, for a post

office at the residence of..
Snavely, William. (See bill H. R.514.)
Snodgrass, Thomas, petition....

committee discharged and again referred

additional documents...
Soldiers, resolution by Mr. Breese to extend the provision of 9th section, act 11th

February, 1817, to the devisees of deceased soldiers .

report..
Solicitor of the Treasury, reports of

with the decision of the arbitrator on the claim of the Catholic

church at St. Augustine....
report showing the operations of that office since its organiza-

tion, communicated by the President...
Sotheron, James F. (See bill S. 129 )
Soulé, Hon. Pierre, credentials presented.

attended....

oath taken, &c..
Sour, John, heirs of, leave to withdraw.
Southampton, Bremen, and Havre, mail steamers to. (See bill S. 391.)
South Carolina Legislature, resolution relative to slavery. ,
Southmayed & Son, Horace, memorial referred
Spain, laws of Spain and Mexico in force in New Mexico and California on the
13th of May, 1846, resolution by Mr. Breese, for a compilation and translation

of .....
Spalding, Azel, petition referred..
Spanish vessels exempt from discriminating duties in certain cases. (See bill H.
R. 792.)

committee discharged, and again referred .....
Spanish vessels, tonnage duty on, resolution by Mr. Westcott.

report of the Secretary of the Treasury:
Spanish vessels trading between Cuba and the United States, resolution by Mr.

Westcott, relative to the tonnage duty on, modified and agreed to...
Spanish vessels trading between the United States and Spain, petition of citizens

of Charleston, for the removal of restrictions on
Speiden, William. (See joint resolution H. R. 14.)
Spencer, Joseph, heirs and representatives of. (See James M. Lillard.)
Spencer, John, petition...
Spirit ration. (See Navy.)
Springfield, Mass., citizens of, memorial for an amendment of the patent laws..
Spruance, Hon. Presley, attended......
Stafford, Aaron. (See bill H. R. 617.)
Stafford, Abigail. (See bill H. R. 540.)
Stalker, Gilbert, administrator of. (See N. B. Hill.)
Stanert, John, adverse report concurred in....
State Department, disbursements from the contingent fund of the department,

&c., report of the Secretary.....

clerks employed in the department, report of the Secretary..
State, Secretary of, reports of

disbursements from the contingent fund of the State Department; dis.

bursements for all objects; disbursements from the contingent fund
for foreign intercourse; and disbursements from the contingent fund

for all the missions abroad....
number and description of passengers who arrived in 1848...
returns of American seamen...
clerks employed in the department..
with despatches from the minister at Rio de Janeiro, relative to the

conduct of Com. G. W. Storer, communicated by the President....
relative to John B. Emerson's invention, communicated by the Presi..

dent......
with correspondence relative to the imprisonment of Wm. H. Bush,

communicated by the President..
States, land to the States for railroads and canals. (See bill S. 415.)

return of the bill from the House of Representatives asked....

motion to reconsider
cession of the public lands to the States in which situated, resolution by

Mr. Walker....
land to the States for internal improvements, resolution of the Legislature

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