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H. R. 745. An act to regulate the mileage of members and delegates in Congress, and for other purposes;

H. R. 344. An act to transfer the towns of Vinal Haven, North Haven, and Islesboro from the collection district of Penobscot to that of Belfast, in the State of Maine;

H. R. 526. An act to grant pre-emption rights for certain islands in the Great Miami river;

H. R. 734. An act to extend the revenue laws of the United States over the territory and waters of Upper California, and to create a collection district therein; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

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

H. R. 525. An act to establish an additional land office in the State of Missouri.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the joint resolution (S. 56) authorizing the Secretary of War to furnish arms and ammunition to persons emigrating to the territories of Oregon, California, and New Mexico; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time.
The said resolution was read a third time.
Resolved, That it pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

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

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

Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed two enrolled bills, (H. R. 525, 684,) I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The Vice President signed the two enrolled bills (H. R. 525, 684) last reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee, to be presented to the President of the United States.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 530) for the relief of James Y. Smith; and, no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

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

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

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 272) for the relief of Manuel X. Harmony; and, having been amended, it was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurred in.

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

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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

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[Feb. 22,

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On the question, “Shall this bill pass?''

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19 On motion by Mr. Breese, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Badger, Baldwin, Benton, Clarke, Davis, of Massachusetts, Dickinson, Dix, Dodge, of Iowa, Douglas, Fitzpatrick, Foote, Greene, Hale, Hamlin, Houston, Johnson, of Louisiana, Jones, Mangum, Mason, Miller, Rusk, Underwood, Upham, Webster, Westcott.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Allen, Atherton, Berrien, Bradbury, Breese, Bright, Butler, Calhoun, Davis, of Mississippi, Downs, Felch, Fitzgerald, Johnson, of Georgia, King, Niles, Phelps, Spruance, Walker, Yulee.

So it was

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 in this bill.

The Senate proceeded to consider as in Committee of the whole the bill (S. 221) authorizing the renewal of a patent for the benefit of the widow and heirs-at-law of Timothy P. Anderson, deceased; and, having been amended, it was reported to the Senate and the amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That this bill be engrossed and read a third time.
The said bill was read a third time.
Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 283) for the relief of John Hibbert; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

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

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

The bill (S. 333) for the relief of the heirs and legal representatives of Joseph McAffee, deceased;' was read the second time, and considered 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 it pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill. .

The following bills were read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole:

S. 223. A bill for the relief of John McIntosh;

S. 224. A bill for the relief of A. H. Cole;

S. 225. A bill to provide for the final settlement of the accounts of Thomas C. Sheldon, late receiver of public moneys at Kalamazoo, Michigan;

S. 227. A bill to provide for the final settlement of the accounts of Abraham Edwards, register of the land office at Kalamazoo, Michigan;

S. 231. A bill for the relief of William Greer;

S. 237. A bill for the relief of Eugene Van Ness and John M. Brush, executors of Nehemiah Brush; and no amendment being made, they were reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That they be engrossed and read a third time.
The said bills were read a third time.
Resolved, That they pass, and that their titles be as aforesaid.

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

The bill (S. 226) for the relief of Robert C. Rogers; 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 this bill be engrossed and read a third time.

The bill (S. 235) for the relief of William Lee, 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 amendment was concurred in.

On the question, “Shall this bill be engrossed and read a third time?"

It was determined in the negative.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 45) for the relief of the heirs and legal representatives of Rignald, alias, Nick Hillary; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

On motion by Mr. King,
Resolved, That it be postponed indefinitely.

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

Mr. Pearce, from the Committee on the Library, to whom was referred the joint resolution (H. R.54) directing that the government of Russia be supplied with certain volumes of the Narrative of the Exploring Expedition, in lieu of those which were lost at sea, reported it with an amendment; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Pearce, The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the said resolution; and, having been amended, it was reported to the Senate; and the amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That the amendment be engrossed, and the resolution read a third time.

The said resolution was read a third time as amended; and the title was amended.

Resolved, That this resolution pass, with amendments.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in the amendments.

The bill (S. 238) for the relief of Gad Humphreys, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and,

On motion by Mr. Badger, The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1849. Mr. Walker presented a petition of citizens of Ceresco, Wisconsin, praying that the rates of postage may be reduced and the franking privilege abolished.

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Mr. King presented the memorial of William A. Campbell, surviving partner of James C. Watson, deceased, praying indemnity for loss sustained in consequence of the refusal of the officers of tho government to surrender certain slaves purchased by them from the Creek Indians; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Dickinson presented the petition of James Hamilton, praying that an appropriation may be made for the purpose of testing the merits of a machine invented by him for sawing timber into curves and bevels suitable for ship-building; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Foote presented a memorial of citizens of Mississippi, praying a grant of public land to aid in the construction of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Sturgeon presented the proceedings of the directors of the Philadelphia Board of Trade, approving the manner in which the operations of the coast survey are conducted, and in favor of liberal appropriations of money for the prosecution of the work as. at present organized.

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

Mr. Atchison presented a memorial of the Legislature of the State of Missouri, praying a grant of land for the construction of the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Atchison presented a memorial of citizens of the United States, residing in the valley of the Mississippi, praying that military escorts may be placed on the route between that valley and California, and that a permanent military post may be established at some point convenient to the gold region in that territory; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Fitzpatrick, Ordered, That Adam Hall have leave to withdraw his petition and papers:

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of repealing the eleventh section of "an act making provision for an additional number of general officers, and for other purposes," approved March 3, 1847, and that the Committee report by bill or otherwise.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be hereby directed to deliver to the Commissioner of Patents, for the use of the Patent Office, five hundred copies of the ten thousand copies of the report of the commissioner on the explosion of steam boilers, ordered to be printed at the present session,

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

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

H. R. 791. An act declaring Fort Covington, in the State of New York, to be a port of delivery, and for other purposes;

H. R. 792. An act exempting Spanish vessels from discriminating duties in certain cases; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Pearce, the 22d instant, relating to the purchase of a certain building in the city of Washington for the use of the government; and the resolution was agreed to.

Mr. Fitzgerald reported from the committee that they had examined, and found duly enrolled, the following bills:

S. 366. An act in addition to an act entitled “An act to incorporate the Washington, Alexandria, and Georgetown Steam Packet Company."

H. R. 283. An act for the relief of John Hibbert.
H. R. 530. An act for the relief of James Y. Smith.

On motion by Mr. Yulee, Ordered, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the bill (H. R. 613) for the relief of Martha Dameron, widow of Christopher Tompkins, and that it be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion by Mr. Yulee, Ordered, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Calvin Blythe', executor of Jesse D. Elliott.

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Charles Colburn, submitted an adverse report; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Finance, to whom the memorials on the subject were referred, reported a bill (S. 480) to remit or refund duties upon goods, wares, and merchandise destroyed by fire; which was read and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Hunter also submitted a report on the subject; which was read and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Walker, from the Committee to audit and Control the Contingent expenses of the Senate, to whom was referred the resolution to authorize the appointment of Noah Hanson, reported it without amendment.

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