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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1848. The honorable Edward A. Hannegan, from the State of Indiana, attended.

Mr. Downs presented the memorial of the representative of J. W. Mason, deceased, and others, settlers and occupants on the Maison Rouge grant, in the State of Louisiana, praying the confirmation of their titles; which was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Downs presented the petition of Jacob Willcox, praying the repayment of money which he advanced on the faith of the late republic of Texas.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Claims. Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, presented the petition of N. B. Hill, administrator of Gilbert Stalker, deceased, praying compensation for the use of a steamboat in transporting United States troops during the Seminole war; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Clayton presented the petition of William D. Acken and Julia Acken, representatives of William Yool, deceased, a master's mate in the navy, praying to be allowed a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Johnson, of Maryland, Ordered, That the petition of, Alexander Murdock, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Finance.

On motion by Johnson, of Maryland, Ordered, That the petition of Thomas P. McBlair, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Clayton, Ordered, That the memorial of John A. Rogers, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Westcott, Ordered, That the petition of David L. White, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

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

Résolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the act entitled "An act to raise for a limited time an additional zuilitary force, and for other purposes," approved February 11, 1847, as to extend the provisions of the ninth section thereof to the devisees of deceased sol. diers.

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

Resolved, That the President be requested to cause the Senate to be informed of the number of vesssels annually employed in the coast survey, and the annual cost thereof, and out of what fund they were paid; also, the number of persons annually employed in the said survey who were not of the army or navy of the United States; also, the amount of money received by the United States for maps and charts, made under such survey, and sold under the act of 1844.

Mr. Rusk reported from the committee, that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill (H. R. 166) for the relief of Colonel Robert Wallace, aid-de-camp to General William Hall.

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Joshua Holden, submitted a report thereon; which was read, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Niles, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to whom was referred the bill. (S. 289) to reduce the rates of postage, reported the same with amendments.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bright asked and obtained leave to bring in a joint resolution (S. 47) relating to the compensation of persons appointed to deliver the votes for President and Vice President to the President of the Senate; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent; 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, by unanimous consent.

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 resumed the consideration of the bill (S. 366) in addition to the act entitled "An act to incorporate the Washington, Alexandria, and Georgetown Steam Packet Company;" and,

Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time.
The said bill was read a third time,
On the question, “Shall this bill pass?"

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26 It was determined in the affirmative,

Nays.............

15 On motion by Mr. Allen, The yeas and nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Atchison, Badger, Baldwin, Bell, Benton, Bradbury, Clarke, Clayton, Corwin, Davis, of_Massachusetts, Dix, Dodge, of Wisconsin, Douglas, Fitzgerald, Fitzpatrick, Hamlin, Houston, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, Metcalfe, Niles, Phelps, Rusk, Sturgeon, Underwood, Upham.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Allen, Atherton, Breese, Bright, Daris, of Missiesippi, Dickinson, Downs, Felch, Hale, Johnson, of Georgia, King, Sebastian, Turney, Walker, Westcott.

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 resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 198) for the relief of Henry D. Garrison; and,

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On motion by Mr. King, Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill be postponed to Tuesday next.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 139) for the relief of John P. Baldwin, owner of the Spanish brig Gil Blas; and,

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

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 169) for the relief of Frederick Dawson, James Schott, and Elisha Dana Whitney; and,

On motion by Mr. Phelps, Ordered, That it lie on the table.

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

S. 205. A bill for the relief of Jesse Toler;
S. 206. A bill for the relief of David Penrod; and,

On motion by Mr. Breese,
Ordered, That they be postponed indefinitely.

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

H. R. 119. An act for the relief of Anthony Bissee;
H. R. 187. An act for the relief of James B. Davenport;

H. R. 191. An act to confirm Elizabeth Burriss, her heirs, or assigns, in their title to a tract of land: and having been severally amended, they were reported to the Senate, and the amendments were concurred in.

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

The said bills were read a third time as amended.
Resolved, That they pass with amendments.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 190) for the relief of James P. Sexton; and having been amended,

On motion by Mr. Breese, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until to-morrow.

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

H. R. 194. An act for the relief of Simon Roderigues;
H. R. 189. An act for the relief of Elisha Thomasson;

H. R. 127. An act for the relief of Hugh Riddle; 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 Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1848. Mr. Underwood submitted an additional document relating to the claim of the representatives of Robert Sewall, deceased; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Sturgeon presented the petition of William Norris and company, manufacturers of locomotive steam engines in Philadelphia, praying to be allowed a drawback on imported iron manufactured into steam engines and exported; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr, Bright presented a petition signed by members of the legis. lature of the State of Indiana, praying that a pension may

be granted to Gideon Walker, a soldier in the last war with Great Britain; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Niles presented a petition of publishers of periodicals in the city of New York, praying that their publications may be transmitted by mail, for the purpose of exchange, free of postage; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, presented the petition of George Martin, praying to be allowed a pension in consideration of wounds received in the military service of the United States during the war with Mexico; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Butler, Ordered, That when the Senate adjourn it be to Tuesday next.

Mr. Dix, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill(H. R. 368) to refund to Charles A. Kellett the tonnage duties and light money paid on the Chinese junk “Keying," reported it without amendment.

Mr. Westcott, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (S. 359) for the relief of William Plummer, executor of Starkey Armistead, deceased, reported it with an amend, ment.

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 as aforesaid.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the motion, made by Mr. Clayton the 21st instant, to reconsider the vote agreeing to the resolution reported by the Committee of Claims on the petition of Arnold Naudain; and the motion was agreed to.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said report; and

Ordered, That it be referred, together with the petition of Arnold Naudain, to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (s. 369) to establish an additional land office in Iowa; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

The said bill was read the second time by unanimous consent.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

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

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

H. R. 659. An act further to continue in force the acts for the payment of horses and other property lost in the military service of the United States.

H. R. 662. An act in addition to an act in relation to military land warrants, approved August 14, 1818; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled bill, (H. R. 166,) I am directed to bring it to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The President pro tempore signed the enrolled bill (H. R. 166) last reported to have been examined; and it was delivered to the committee to be presented to the President of the United States.

The two bills this day brought from the House of Representatives for concurrence, were severally read the first and second times by unanimous consent.

Ordered, That' the bill numbered 659 be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; and that the bill numbered 662 be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole; the consideration of the bill (S. 139) for the relief of John P. Baldwin, owner 1 of the Spanish brig Gil Blas; and, after debate,

On motion by Mr. Badger,
Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to
Tuesday next.

After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1849.
The honorable George M. Dallas, Vice President of the United
States, and President of the Senate, resumed the chair.

Mr. Berrien presented the credentials of the honorable George
E. Badger, elected a Senator by the General Assembly of the State
of North Carolina, for the term of six years from the fourth day of
March, 1849; which were read.

Mr. 'Webster presented the memorial of Charles Colburn, praying compensation for his services as a yeoman in the naval service; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, presented the petition of Hugh WalJace Wormley, praying to be allowed a pension in consideration of disability incurred while in the naval service of the United States; wbich was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Westcott presented the memorial of W. W. Loring, M. E. Van Buren, and R. M. Morris, officers of the army, praying com

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