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Walker, as agreed to in Committee of the Whole, the 26th instant, a debate arose, and continued to the hour for taking a recess.

SIX O'CLOCK, P. M. The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill (H. R. 692) making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of government, for the year ending the 30th of June, 1850, and for other purposes.

On the question to concur in the amendment proposed by Mr. Walker, and agreed to, as in Committee of the whole, the 26th instant.

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and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Atchison, Bell, Berrien, Butler, Calhoun, Davis, of Mississippi, Dickinson, Dodge, of Iowa, Downs, Fitzpatrick, Foote, Hunter, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Georgia, King, Mangum, Mason, Pearce, Rusk, Sturgeon, Turney, Underwood, Walker, Westcott, Yulee.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Allen, Atherton, Baldwin, Benton, Breese, Corwin, Davis, of Massachusetts, Dayton, Dix, Felch, Greene, Hamlin, Miller, Niles, Phelps, Spruance, Upham, Wales.

On motion by Mr. Dayton, to amend the bill by adding, after line 685, the following:

“For the purchase of George Catlin's collection of paintings and curiosities, illustrative of the manners and of the North American Indians, five thousand dollars: Provided, The Committee on the Library can make a contract (which is hereby authorized) for the purchase thereof, at a price not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, payable in ten annual instalments." It was determined in the negative, Nays.................

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

Messrs. Bell, Berrien, Corwin, Dayton, Dodge, of Iowa, Foote, Greene, Hannegan, Johnson, of Maryland, Jones, King, Mangum, Miller, Spruance, Wales.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Allen, Atchison, Atherton, Butler, Calhoun, Davis, of Massachusetts, Davis, of Mississippi, Dickinson, Dix, Downs, Felch, Fitzpatrick, Hunter, Johnson, of Georgia, Mason, Niles, Sturgeon, Turney, Underwood, Walker, Yulee.

The bill having been further amended;

Ordered, That the amendments be engrossed and the bill read a third time.

The bill was read a third time.

Yeas

Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments.

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

Mr. Mangum submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That there be paid, under the direction of the Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Fund of the Senate, to the officers, clerks, messengers, pages, and laborers, in the employment of the Senate, and the boys employed in carrying the mail, the same amounts, respectively, that were allowed them at the last session.

Mr. Yulee submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That Thomas Peters receive the same per diem and allowance as the other messengers, from the commencement of the present session of Congress.

On motion by Mr. Atchison, The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1849.

The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, made agreeably to law, exhibiting the payments for miscellaneous claims not otherwise provided for, and expenditures for the relief of disabled seamen from the marine hospital fund; which was read.

The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of War, accompanied by a map, showing the operations of the army in Texas and the adjacent Mexican States on the Rio Grande; prepared in obedience to a resolution of the Senate; which was read.

Mr. Badger presented resolutions passed by the Legislature of the State of North Carolina, declaring the enactment of any law, by Congress, for abolisbing slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia, or which shall deprive the citizens of any of the States of the right to emigrate with their slaves to the territories of the United States, to be an exercise of power not conferred by the constitution; and the readiness of the people of that State to acquiesce, for the sake of preserving the peace and promoting the perpetuity of the Union, in the adoption of the Missouri compro. mise in the organization of territorial governments in California and New Mexico.

The resolutions were read.
Ordered, That they lie on the table and be printed.

Mr. Greene presented resolutions passed by the Legislature of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, instructing the Senators and requesting the representatives of that State in Congress to use their best efforts to procure the enactment of laws for organizing territorial governments in California and New Mexico by which slavery shall be excluded from those territories; to use their exertions to protect the territory lying between the Nueces and the Rio Grande, and that portion of New Mexico lying east of the Rio Grande, from the claims of the State of Texas, and to prevent the extension of the laws of that State over said territory, and to use their best efforts to suppress slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia.

The resolutions were read, and
Ordered, That they be printed.

Mr. Greene presented a resolution passed by the Legislature of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, in favor of abolishing the spirit ration and corporeal punishment in the naval service.

On motion by Mr. Westcott, and by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the same number of the annual report made at this session of the Commissioner of Patents as was ordered to be printed at the last session for the use of the Senate, be printed for the use of the Senate; the documents omitted last session to be likewise omitted, and the engravings to be furnished under direction of the Commissioner of Patents.

Mr. Mason submitted the following resolution, which was considered by unanimous consent, and agreedeto:

Resolved, That the hour of meeting of the Senate be at 11 o'clock from this day until the end of the present session.

Mr. Westcott presented the credentials of the Hon. Jackson Morton, chosen a Senator by the General Assembly of the State of Florida for the term of six years from the 4th day of March, 1849; which were read.

On motion by Mr. Allen, Ordered, That E. S. Haines have leave to withdraw his memorial

and papers.

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported a res.olution (S. R. 66) respecting the claim of A.S. and A. W. Benson; which 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 be engrossed and read a third time.
The said resolution was read a third time.

Resolved, That this resolution 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 motion made by Mr. Cameron the 20th February, to reconsider the vote on passing the bill (S. 391) authorizing a patent to issue to William Green, jr.; and the motion was agreed to.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the said bill; and having been amended by unanimous consent,

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.

Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 797) in relation to the Fox and Wisconsi

river reservation in the State of Wisconsin, reported the same without amendmeat.

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

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

The bill (H. R. 803) to remit the duties on certain goods destroyed by fire in the city of New York, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent.

On motion,
Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The following bills were read the first and second times by unanimous consent:

H. R. 802. An act for the relief of the citizens of Cedar Bluff, in the State of Alabama and for other purposes.

H. R. 804. An act concerning the selection of jurors in certain courts of the United States.

H. R. 805. An act to authorize the judge of the courts of the United States of the fifth circuit to hold the circuit court for the district of Kentucky.

Ordered, That the bill numbered 802 be referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and that the bills numbered 804 and 805 be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion by Mr. Borland, Ordered, That the Committee on Public Lands be diseharged from the further consideration of the following subjects:

S. 379. Bill to grant to the State of Arkansas the Hot Spring reservations.

Petition of Henry M. Rector.

Memorial of the Legislature of Arkansas, in relation to school reservations, presented January 11.

On motion by Mr. Butler, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of citizens of Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, presented the 27th of February.

Petition of citizens of Alabama, in favor of a division of the State, presented the 24th February.

On motion by Mr. Breese, Ordered, That the Committee on Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of the following subjects:

Memorial of John A. Ragan; Petition of inhabitants of Rosendale, Wisconsin, presented June 19;

Memorial of the president and directors of the Ohio and Indianapolis Railroad Company;

Petition of citizens of the United States for the division of the public lands and a grant thereof to settlers;

Petitions of citizens of Illinois, presented January 26;

Resolutions of the Legislature of Florida, respecting grants of land to officers and soldiers of the militia, who served in the Florida war, presented January 8;

Petition of citizens of Winnebago county, Illinois, praying a grant of land for a railroad to connect the Mississippi with the lakes, at Chicago, January 26;

Memorial of citizens of Perry county, Illinois, praying a grant of land for the Illinois Central Railroad, presented January 28;

S. 463. A bill concerning lands lying between the meander line and middle of meandered rivers;

S. 460. A bill to extend an act herein specified;

Memorial of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company, praying the aid of the government, presented January 8;

Petition of citizens of Monroe county, New York, praying the grant of the public domain to settlers without price,' presented January 17, 1848;

Resolution of the Legislature of Indiana, in favor of a reduction of the price of the public lands in the Great Miami reserve, Janu

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Report of the acting Secretary of the Treasury, presented December 29, 1847; and from various other subjects not reported on.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, reported from the committee that they examined and found duly enrolled the following acts:

S. 56. Resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to furnish arms and ammunition to persons emigrating to the Territories of Oregon, California, and New Mexico.

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

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

S. 258. An act concerning the pay department of the army.

S. 399. An act to define the period of disability imposed upon certain bidders for mail contracts.

S. 413. An act declaratory of the act for the admission of the State of Iowa into the Union.

S. 411. An act for changing the location of the land office in the Chippewa land district, and establishing an additional land district in the State of Wisconsin.

S. 473. An act to continue the light at Sand's Point, on Long Island.

S. 484. An act to amend an act entitled 6 An act for authenticating certain records,” approved February 22, 1849.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed bills and a joint resolution of the following titles:

H. Ř. 747. An act to provide for the settlement of the accounts

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