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pensation for horses lost in the military service of the United States; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Dickinson presented a memorial of Montgomery Gibbs and others, praying that an appropriation may be made for establishing a line of electro-magnetic telegraphs across the isthmus of Panama; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Niles presented a petition of citizens of New York, praying a reduction of the rates of postage, and the discontinuance of the franking privilege; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Underwood submitted an additional document relating to the, claim of the heirs of Drury Ragsdale, deceased; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion by Mr. Bradbury, Ordered, That the petition of Amaziah Goodwin, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Clarke submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That a select committee be appointed to inquire into the expediency of repealing the first section of the act entitled "An act in addition to an act entitled 'an act concerning discriminating duties on tonnage and imports, and to equalize the duties upon Prussian vessels and their cargoes,' ” approved the 24th of May, 1828, so far as the same authorizes the President, by proclamation, to extend to the vessels of any foreign nation the right to engage in the trade between the United States and third countries, upon the same terms with American vessels. Mr. Clarke submitted the following resolutions for consideration:

Resolved, that the President of the United States be requested to communicate to the Senate a list of all the treaties of commerce and navigation between the United States and foreign nations, conferring upon the vessels of such nations, the right of trading between the United States and the rest of the world, in the productions of every country, upon the same terms with American vessels, with the date of the proclamation of such treaties. Also, a list of the proclamations conferring similar rights upon the vessels of foreign nations, issued by the President of the United States, under the provisions of the first section of the act entitled "An act in addition to an act entitled 'an act concerning discriminating duties on tonnage and imports, and to equalize the duties on Prussian vessels and their cargoes," approved May 24, 1828. Also, a statement of the navigation and commerce of such 'nations, respectively, with the United States, since the date of the said treaties or proclamations, discriminating between the vessels and tonnage employed in the direct and indirect trade. And, also, a statement of the navigation and commerce of such nations with the United States for a period of five years before the date of such treaties or proclamations, respectively.

Resolved, That the resolution passed on the twenty-first day of December last, requesting the President of the United States to communicate to the Senate a list of all the several treaties of recipro

city between the United States and foreign nations, with the dates of such treaties, and a statement of the commerce and the population of such nations, be, and the same is hereby, rescinded.

Mr. Bradbury submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the Committee of Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the establishment of a board of commissioners for the settlement of the claims of individals against the government of the United States.

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

Resolved, That the Committee of Claims be authorized to employ a clerk on the usual terms, whose appointment shall relate back to the commencement of the present session; since which time a clerk has been so employed by said committee.

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

Resolved, That 'the Committee on Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of granting to the State of Iowa the, buildings and quarter section of land upon which Fort Atkinson, Iowa, is situated, for an agricultural and manual labor school.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Finance be instructed to inquire into the expediency of

directing the coinage, at the mint and branch mints of the United States, of the gold dollar and the double eagle.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of increasing the salary of the district judge of the United States for the district of New Hampshire.

Mr. Davis, of Misissippi, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a letter, signed by W. H. Aspin wall and others, communicating additional documents relating to the proposed railroad across the isthmus of Panama; which were ordered to be transląted, and printed in Spanish and English, with the documents on the same subject heretofore ordered to be printed.

On motion by Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, Ordered, That the Committee on Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Julia Martin, and that it be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

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

H. R. 127. An act for the relief of Hugh Riddle.
H. R. 189. An act for the relief of Elisha Thomason.
H. R. 194. An act for the relief of Simon Rodrigues.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 370) to provide for the payment of the Iowa militia called into service in December, 1839; which was read

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the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S, 371) to cancel illegal entries of public land, Columbus, Mississippi, and for other purposes; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill (S. 198) for the relief of Henry D. Garrison; and,

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.

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

Mr. President: 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 Vice President signed the three enrolled bills (H. R. 127, 189, and 194,) this day reported to have been examined; and they were delivered to the committee, to be presented to the President of the United States.

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 no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

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

Yeas...

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

Messrs. Benton, Berrien, Bradbury, Butler, Clarke, Clayton, Dayton, Dodge, of Wisconsin, Dodge, of Iowa, Downs, Foote, Houston, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, Johnson, of Georgia, Jones, Mason, Niles, Rusk, Webster, Westcott, Yulee.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Allen, Atchison, Atherton, Bell, Breese, Bright, Davis, of Massachusetts, Davis, of Mississippi, Dickinson, Dix, Felch, Fitzpatrick, Hale, Hamlin, King, Metcalfe, Phelps, Spruance, Sturgeon, Turney, Underwood, Upham, Walker. So the bill was rejected.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned,

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1849. Mr. Breese presented the petition of Lewis Morris, late a captain of volunteers in the Mexican war, praying compensation for his services; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Dix presented the petition of B. O. Payne, praying to be allowed a pension in consideration of wounds received in the military service of the United States; which was referred to the Com. mittee on Pensions.

Mr. Dix presented the petition of Samuel L. Gouverneur, executor of the late James Monroe, former President of the United States, praying the aid of government in the publication of his manuscript papers; which was referred to the Committee on the Library, and ordered to be printed,

Mr. Mason presented the petition of Maria Nourse, widow of Joseph Nourse, deceased, praying to be allowed interest on a claim heretofore allowed by act of Congress; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Mason presented the memorial of Roger Jones, adjutant general of the army, praying to be allowed arrears of pay; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Walker presented the memorial of Vladislas Wankowiez, one of the heirs of Thaddeus Kosciusko, praying that a law may be passed to change the venue of a suit to which he is a party from the District of Columbia to the State of Maryland; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Sebastian presented the petition of Louis Marchand, praying indemnity for French spoliations prior to 1800; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Sebastian presented a memorial of the Legislature of the State of Arkansas, praying the construction of a national road from Fort Smith, in that State, to California; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Sebastian presented a memorial of the Legislature of the State of Arkansas, praying the adoption of measures for the protection of the western frontier of ihat State against Indian incursions and depredations; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Atchison presented the petition of William Jenks, praying the adoption in the military service of an improved fire-arm, of which he is the inventor; which was referred to the Committee on the Militia, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Atchison presented the petition of James H. Duffer, a United States pensioner, praying to be allowed an increase of pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Sebastian, Ordered, That David Butler have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

Mr. Jones, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 372) to grant a certain quantity of land to the State of Iowa for the purpose of aiding said State to construct a railroad from Dubuque. to Keokuk; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, asked and obtained leave to bring in a resolution (s. R. 48) giving three months' extra pay to all officers, non-commissioned officers, 'musicians, and privates of the volunteer service for the term of enlistment during the late war with Mexico; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, reported a bill (S. 373) to continue the office of the Commissioner of Pensions; which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions; 'to whom was referred the petition of James Wormsly, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 374) for his relief.

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

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, who were instructed to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill providing for the confirmation of the claim of Benjamin F. Bosworth, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 375) for his relief.

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

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the petition of Peter W. Knaggs, submitted an adverse report; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the petition of Peter Godfroy, submitted an adverse report; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred a bill (S. 365). to establish an additional land district in the State of Missouri, reported it, with an amendment.

Mr. Breese also submitted documents in relation thereto; which were ordered to be printed.

Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 367) to cause the northern boundary line of the State of Iowa to be run and marked, reported it with an amendment.

On motion by Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, Ordered, That the Committee on Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of William D. Aiken and Julia Aiken, and that it be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution, submitted yesterday by Mr. Bradbury, relative to a board of commissioners for

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