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ciety of Friends, in Chester county, Pennsylvania, praying the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, and all other places where Congress possesses exclusive jurisdiction;

Two petitions of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying the abolition of slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia, and the prohibition of slavery in the territories belonging to the United States;

Two.petitions of citizens and female inhabitants of Pennsylvania, praying the adoption of measures for the abolition of slavery throughout the United States;

A petition of citizens and female inhabitants of the State of Pennsylvania, praying that slavery may be excluded from the territory acquired from Mexico, that slavery may be abolished in the District of Columbia and all other places where Congress has exclusive jurisdiction, and that no State may hereafter be admitted into the Union whose constitution tolerates slavery.

The motion to receive the same being objected to,
Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. Hale presented aetition of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying a grant of a quarter section of land to every actual settler, free of charge; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Hale presented a petition of citizens of Huntington county, Pennsylvania, praying that the rates of postage may be reduced and the franking privilege abolished, and that the election of postmasters, in certain cases, may be given to the people; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Cameron presented a petition of citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, praying the construction of an ice harbor in Detaware city; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Cameron presented six petitions of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying such an increase of the duties, on imports as will afford protection to the domestic industry of the country; which were referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. King presented the petition of Dennis Keenan, junior, praying a grant of land and the right of way for the construction of a railroad and magnetic telegraph from Point Isabel on the Gulf of Mexico, to the Pacific ocean; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Baldwin presented the petition of Oliver Tucker, a revolutionary soldier, praying to be allowed a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Breese présented two petitions of citizens of Illinois, praying a grant of land to that State to aid in the construction of a railroad from the upper and lower Mississippi to Chicago.

Ordered, That they lie on the table. Mr. Felch presented a petition of cttize"s of Detroit, Michigan, praying that the rates of postage may be reduced and the franking privilege abolished; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

On motion by Mr. Yulee,

Ordered, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of James B: Moore and company.

On motion by Mr. Yulee, Ordered, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of George G. West and Charles S. Riché.

Mr. Atherton submitted the foilowing resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the resolution setting apart Thursday of each week for the consideration of private bills be, and it is hereby, rescinded.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed the following bills:

H. R. 684. An act to provide for carrying into execution, in part, the twelfth article of the treaty with Mexico, concluded at Guadalupe Hidalgo;

H. R. 746. An act to authorize the coinage of twenty dollar and one dollar gold pieces at the mint of the United States and its branches;

H. R. 786. An act to require the heads of bureaus and other officers at the seat government in examining and deciding upon claims arising out of the late war with Mexico to give preferences and priority in such examination to those belonging to and preferred by widows and orphans or their authorized agents; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The President of the United States approved and signed, the 19th instant, the following bills:

H. R. 85. An act for the relief of William De Buys, late postmaster at New Orleans.

H. R 190. An act for the relief of James P. Sexton and Joshua Holden.

H. R. 310. An act for the relief of Sarah D. Caldwell, wife of James H. Brigham.

H. R. 493. An act for the relief of Levi H. Corson, and for other purposes.

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

H. R. 697. An act making appropriations for the payment of • revolutionary and other pensions of the United States for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850.

The bill (H. R. 684) to provide for carrying into execution, in part, the twelfth article'of the treaty with Mexico, concluded at Guadalupe Hidalgo, was read the first and second times by unaniImous consent, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it pass to the third reading.
The said bill was read a third time by unanimous consent.
Resolved, That it pass.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly.

The bill (H. R. 746) to authorize the coinage of twenty dollar and one dollar gold pieces at the mint of the United States and its branches, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent:

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Finance. The bill (H. R. 786) to require the heads of bureaus and other officers at the seat of government in examining and deciding upon claims arising out of the late war with Mexico to give preference and priority in such examination to those belonging to and preferred by widows and orphans or their authorized agents, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dix asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 473) to continue the light at Sands Point, on Long Island; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Mason, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Alexander Y. P. Garnett, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 474) for his relief.

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

Mr. Mason presented a report of the board of regents of the Smithsonian Institution, made agreeably to law, showing the operations, expenditures, and condition of the Institution:

Ön motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, That it be printed, and that one thousand additional copies be furnished, of which five hundred copies be delivered to the secretary of the Institution for the use thereof.

Mr. Rusk, from the committee, reported that they had examined and found duly enrolled the followige bills and joint resolutions:

H. R. 24. An act for the relief of George Newton.
H. R. 61. An act for the relief of Nancy Tompkins.
H. R. 62. An act for the relief of James Glynn and others.
H. R. 71. An act for the relief of Jesse Young.
H. R. 589. An act for the relief of Thomas Gammage.

H. R. 776. An act granting five years' half pay to certain widows and orphans of officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, both regulars and volunteers.

S. 60. A resolution to defray the expenses of certain Chippewa Indians and their interpreter.

H. R. 6. A resolution for the relief of J. Mellville Gilliss and others.

H. R. 14. A resolution concerning the settlement of the accounts. of William Speiden, purser in the navy of the United States.

H. R. 18. À resolution for the relief of H. M. Barney.

H. R. 50. A resolution for the relief of John B. Nevitt, of Adams county, Mississippi.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the joint resolution (H. R. 52) relative to evidence in applications for pensions by widows of deceased so!diers, under the act of July 21, 1848, reported it without amendment.

On motion by Mr. Yulee, Ordered, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the bill (H. R. 436) for the relief of the legal owners of the ship James Mitchell; and that it be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Badger, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom were referred the following bills:

H. R. 439. An act for the relief of Lot Davis;

H. R. 441. An act for the relief of William Gove; reported them without amendment.

Mr. Fitzpatrick, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 531) for the relief of James Moorehead, reported it with an amendment; which was read.

Mr. Atherton, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 699) making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850, reported it with amendments; which were read.

Mr. Atherton, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 686) making appropriations for certain fortifications of the United States for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom were referred the following bills and joint resolution:

H. R. 51. Joint resolution for the relief of pursers in the navy as to expenditures made in pursuance of orders dầring the war with Mexico;

H. R. 274. An act for the relief of William Butler;

H. R. 563. An act for the relief of Samuel Graves; reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Miller, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 313) for the relief of John J. Young, a commander in the navy of the United States, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Sarah Crandall, widow of James Coon, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 475) granting a pension to Sarah Crandall; which was read, and passed to a second reading.

Ordered, That the report be printed. Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Alexander Montgomery, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 476) for the relief of Alexander Montgomery, captain and assistant quartermaster of the army; which was read, and passed to a second reading.

Ordered, That the report be printed.

The bill (S. 391) authorizing a patent to be issued to William Green, juni, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and having been amended, it was reported to the Senate, and the amendments were concurred in.

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

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

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

On motion by Mr. Cameron, to reconsider the vote of the Senate on the passing of the said bill.

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

Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 470) to extend the provisions of an act approved the 3d of March, 1847, for carrying into effect the existing compacts with the States of Alabama and Mississippi with regard to the five per cent. fund and school reservations, reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said bill as in Committee of the Whole; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

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 as aforesaid.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 366) in addition to the act entitled "An act to incorporate the Washington, Alexandria, and Georgetown Steam-packet Company;" and

Resolved, That they concur therein.

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

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

Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of Representatives having six enrolled bills and five enrolled joint resolutions, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President:

The Vice President signed the six enrolled bills (P. R. 24, 61, 62, 71, 589, 766) and the five enrolled resolutions, (S. 60, H. R. 14, 18, 50, 53,) this day reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee, to be presented to the President of the United States.

Mr. Fitzgerald reported, from the committee, that they had this day presented to the President of the United States the following enrolled bills and joint resolutions:

S. 20. An act for authenticating certain records.
S. 259. An act for the relief of Nehemiah Brush.
S. 386. An act continuing.the pension granted to Patrick Walker.

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