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OF

THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF

AMERICA:

BEING

THE SECOND SESSION OF THE THIRTIETH CONGRESS,

BEGUN AND HELD

AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON,

DECEMBER 4, 1848,

IN THE SEVENTY-THIRD YEAR OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES.

ALSO,

THE JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

AT

THE SPECIAL SESSION,

Commencing March 5, 1849,

AND

THE EXECUTIVE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE,

PROX WHICH THE INJUNCTION OF SECRECY WAS REMOVED DURING THO98 SESSIONS.

WASHINGTON:

WENDELL AND VAN BENTHUYSEN, PRINTERS.

1849.

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CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

f The SECOND SESSION OF THE THIRTIETH CONGRESS commenced this day, conformably to the constitution of the United States; and the Senate assembled at the city of Washington,

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From the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,

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From the State of Wisconsin,
The honorable S Henry Dodge,

Isaac P. Walker. The honorable David R. Atchison, President pro tempore, resumed the chair.

On motion by Mr. Breese, Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate has assembled, and that the Senate is ready to proceed to business.

On motion by Mr. Bradbury, Ordered, That the daily hour of meeting of the Senate be twelve o'clock, meridian, until otherwise ordered.

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

Resolved, That each Senator be supplied, during the present session, with newspspers, as heretofore, not exceeding the cost of four daily papers.

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

Mr. President: I am directed to inform the Senate that a quorum

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