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sylvania, on the subject of the mileage of members of Congress, presented the 1st instant.

Mr. Baldwin, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of William Miller, submitted a report accompanied by a bi!l (S. 450) for his relief.

The bill was read and passed to the second reading.
Ordered, That the report be printed.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a bill (H. R. 699) making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The speaker of the House of Representatives having signed three enrolled bills, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The bill (H. R. 699) making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 451) to provide for the location and construction of a central national road from the Pacific ocean to the Mississippi river, with a branch of said road to the Columbia river; which was read 'the first and second times by unanimous consent, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the following bills:

H. R. 696. An act making appropriations for the support of the military academy for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850.

H. R. 697. An act making appropriations for the payment of the revolutionary and other pensions of the United States for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850; and, no. amendment being made, they were reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That they pass to a third reading.
The said bills were read a third time.
Resolved, that they pass.

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

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the following bills:

S. 131. A bill for the relief of the heirs and legal representatives of Colonel William Grayson.

H. R. 24. An act for the relief of George Newton.
H. R. 71. An act for the relief of Jesse Young.

Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until to-morrow.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 20) concerning testimony; and,

Ordered, That they be referred to the Committee on the judiciary.

ai The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of Representatives to the fo Howing bills:

as iela 2016 (16) S: 155. An act grantingi a pension to Bethiah Heały, widew of George Healy, deceased, )

Luulinn, 19'3 91010Outoa - S. 251.1 Apract: for; the relief of the personal representative of William A. Slacum, deceased; and, 1971) 2.7.1F turi tibia 9. Resolved;. That they cớncur therein:32 ET list 32 Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly. 175. 2 tia T. 19.11. 1 in W L- The Vice President signed the three enrolled bills yesterday reported to have been examined; and they were delivered to the committee, to be presented to the President of the United States. 1019 - Onzmotion by Mr. Clarke, that the vote concurring in the améndment of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 251) for the relief of the personal representative of William A. Slacum,de-ceased; be reconsidered; 19: De 1978971, litri, in 21 90t 5 Ordered, Thatothe-further consideration thereof be postponed -until to-p[orrow. 157, 119 Duivent ? 22-127 fios s. After the consideration of executive business,? v 31 10! lontano - „The Senate adjourned tip: 9:2759 098914 941 01 64100 Higuard

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iloit -7 The Vice President laidu before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Navy, made in compliance with a resolution of the Sea. ate, showing the amount of expenditures for the freight of provis' ions, clothing, small stores, and other supplies for the squadron on the Pacific; also, for transporting seamen for one year; which was Tead, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. sits a hub 7 The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, made in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, showing the expenditures and results of the United States coast survey ad: Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee onl Finance, and fprinted: smit: 7,92301019: 5: 13070215949779 918132 23. Mr. Dix presented a memoriah of certain citizens of New York, praying sueh modifications of the patent laws as willisecure to pat

entees the benefits of their inventions; which was referred to the • Committee on Patents and the Patent Office. 9 moitza, 9. Mr. Upham presented a petition of citizens of Washington county,

Vermont, praying that the rates of postage may be reduced and the sfranking privilege abolished. 134:2003 O 193990199119T gOrdered, That it lie on the table. c T 1 busind in

Mr. Butler presented a petition of merchants of Charleston, South Carolina, praying that certain restrictions imposed on Spanish vessels trading between the United States and Spain may be removed; which was referred to the Committee on id id tort bis šonai 9. Mr. Westcott submitted the following resolution; which was considered by unanimous consent, and agreed to:

I 19 4812 se Resolved, that the Secretary of the Navy do communicate to the Senate the despatch of the 5th of February, 1847, of Commodore Robert F. Stockton, commanding the forces of the United States in California, and also such other despatches of Commodore Stockton relating to the naval and military operations in that country as have not heretofore been communicated to Congress and published.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Navy communicate to the Senate the report to his department recently made by Lieutenant William F. Lynch, of the United States nary, of, the examination by himself and other officers of the United States navy, of the Dead sea, or such portions of said report as said secretary may deem proper to be made public.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be directed to cause the list of claims, prepared by him under the resolution of the Senate of the 9th April, 1840, and brought down to the close of the 26th Congress by resolution of the 27th February, 1841, to be reprinted for the use of the Senate; and that he cause the list to be brought down to the present session, incorporating such continuation in the list thus to be reprinted.

Mr. Webster submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the taking of proper security, on the arrival of alien passengers in the United States who are diseased or impotent or paupers, or likely to become paupers, that such alien passengers shall not become a public charge, for support and maintenance, either in the ports or places at which they may arrive, or in any other part of the United States to which they may proceed.

Mr. Metcalfe submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the President be requested to communicate to the Senate the proceedings under the act of Congress of the last session to compensate R. M. Johnson for the erection of certain buildings for the use of the Choctaw academy; also, the evidence of the cost of said buildings.

Mr. Dix, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 299) to establish a port of entry at the Brazos de Santiago, in the State of Texas, reported it with an amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said bill as in Committee of the Whole; and, having been amended, it was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time.
The said bill was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be, "An act to establish the collection district of Brazos de Santiago, in the State of Texas."

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported a resolution (S. R. 58) to transfer transport vessels from the War to the Navy Department; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of James Foy, submitted an adverse report; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Bell, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 510) for the relief of Lowry Williams, reported it without amendment, and that it ought not to pass.

Mr. Bell, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 541) for the relief of Robert B. Mitchell, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Bell, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 498) for the relief of Jesse Sutton, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Atherton, from the Committee on Finance, to whom were referred the following bills:

H. R. 695. Act making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850.

H. R. 698. Act making appropriations for the payment of the navy pensions for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850, reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill (S. 452) giving the consent of Congress to the State of Illinois to improve the navigation of the Des Moines rapids of the Mississippi river, in the State of Illinois; which was read and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Johnson, of Georgia, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a billo (s. 453) to authorize the payment to the State of Georgia of the unexpended balance of the sum of $175,000, which was appropriated to settle the claims of said State for the service of her militia, by the act of August 11, 1842, entitled "An act to provide for the settlement of the claims of the State of Georgia for the services of her militia; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Berrien, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (s. 454) to make further provision for the widows and orphans of officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, whether of the regular army or of volunteers, who have died, or may die, of diseases contracted while in the service of the United States, and in the line of their duty, in the prosecution of the war with Mexico; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The Senate proceeded to consider the motion made by Mr. Hamlin, the 2d instant, to reconsider the vote on passing to a third reading the bill (H. R. 85) for the relief of William De Buys, late postmaster at New Orleans; and,

On the question to agree to the motion,

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$0.999 inmenoots Yeas 1.10.312.8.!. 1/30 It was determined in the affirmative, Nays 1.3.6.2, 273-216 B52 COn mótion by Mr. Bradbury;q:(

1751 91 0 16W 9di nott The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth ok the Senators present; z Those who voted in the affirmative area sdi mat, 2011 : Messis. Allen, Atchison, Badger, Baldwin, "Bell, Benton, Ber: rien, Borland, Breese, Clarke, Davis, of Mississippi, Daytoni, Doựge, of Iowa, Downs, Foote, Greene, Hannegan; Hunter, Johnson, of Louisiana, Jones, Mangum, Mason, Miller, Phelps, Rusk, Sebas tian, Sturgeon, Upham, Walker, Westcott: "1916 bwt berica

Those who voted in the negative are, 23.01.2011 Messrs: Atherton, Bradbury, Brights + Corwin, Dickinson, Dix; Felch, Hale, Hamlin, King, Metcalf, Niles, Spruánce, Túrney Underwood, 'YuleePo sm3 2014?: 414 So the vote was reconsidered : 11 cof,

AH) Sodobn9131 The Senate having resumed the consideration of the said billy i * On motion, by Mr. Hale, that it lie on the table, 19.717. It was determined in the negative,

S Yeas. 27.7.0.15.1.6.1916

Nays.... On motion by-Mr: Hale, CESA: 1.03 1697 97 10170118 The yeas and bays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, | Those who voted in the affirmative are, 557 443 107 enoten 05:1

Messrs. Baldwin, Bradbury, Bright, Corwin, Dickinson, Dix, Felch, Hale, Hamlin, King, Mason, Metcalf, Niles, Sprưante, rey, Underwood. 17 Sep, lid's 1096714113151 25w 15:1002 $ Those who voted in the negative are, 1 to 9:52 silt 01229-310)

Messrs. Afchison, Badger; Bell, Berrien, Borland, Breése, Clarke, Çlayton, Davis, of Mississippi, Dayton, Dodge, of lowa, Douglas, Downs, Fitzpatriek, Hannegan, Houston, Hunter," o Johnson, of Louisiana, Jones, Mangum, Miller, Phelps, Rusk, Sturgeon, Walker, Webster, Westcott, Yuleepsind 2901 edilo B19093 10 91612 $ No amendment being made, do sitisa OS 1918/1991698 esu daidw

On the question, “Shall this bill be réåd. a third time go spi7152 191009 jaYeas .7.......... 26 1 It was determined in the affirmative,

20Nayš7.172 901.001.1970 0979 931:10 On motion, 65119191 bah 31132105 abominen!! yd 2900 17 bnooga

The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the senlatórs present, o Those who voted in the affirmative are; 0949126

Messrs: A tchison; Badger, Beh, Kerrien, Borland, Butler, Clarke Clayton, Davis, of Mississippi, Dodge, of lowa Douglas, Downs Foote, Greene; Hannegan; Houston, Johnson, of Louisiana; Jones Mangum, Miller, Phelps, Rusk, Sturgeon Walker; Webster, West cott: 0:39102079 9111 11,710b "1913 io snil'si: filiB24161&btinu ?Those who voted in the negative rare bin 0517-M ddiw y5w 901

Messt's. Allen, Baldwin, Bradbury, Bright; Corwin: Dickinson, Dix, Felch, Fitzgerald, Fitzpatrick, Hale, Hamlin, King, Metcalfe, Nilés, Spruanće, Turney, Underwood, Yulee: 956 52 T

So it was a nosov gst 19h1-00069 of 1106125 i 1S 9nt er! * Ordered, That this bill pass to a third reading!

H) lid gai yaibo91 The said bill was read a third time! 28.-i

ing is 1532fm1200 Resolved, That this bill pass. 911 01 99196 01 noie91: 981 10

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