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Old Roanoke inlet, improvement of the harbor. (See bill S. 422.)
Ohl, John F. (See bill H. R. 566.)
Oliphant, Catharine, petition..

141
Onondaga Indians. (See Seneca Indians )
Ontario county, New York, citizens of, petition for a reduction of postage.....

215
Ontonagon river, citizens of Michigan petition for the improvement of the harbor
at the mouth of ...

63
Orange county, Vermont, petition of citizens of, for a mail route from East Co.
rinth to Washington, and a post office at East Orange.

75
Orders, previous, yeas and nays on motions to postpone thc..

222, 230
Ordnance corps, officers of, memorial..

66
Oregon, establishment of a line of telegraphs to Oregon and California, memorial
of Henry O'Reilly...

65
extension of the laws relating to Indian assairs over Oregon.

(See bill
S. 3.2.)
geological reconnaissance of Oregon. (See joint resolution S. R. 51 )
memorial of Daniel V Quenaudon for land to establish a colony in Oregon 142
arms and ammunition to emigrants to Oregon. (See joint resolution s.

R. 56 )
railroad to Oregon, petition of citizens of Troy, New York, for a charter
to Hartwell Carver and associates for.....

198
petition of citizens of Attica, New York

258
geological reconnaissance of the territories of the United States contig-

uous to the Pacific coast. (See joint resolution S. R. 71.)
resolutions by Mr. Houston relative to a communication between New
Mexico, California, and Oregon

109
O'Reilly, Henry, memorials.

65, 125, 141
committee discharged.,

147
Orphans. (See Widows.)
Owen, David Dale, resolution by Mr. Foote to procure additional copies of the

geological report of.....
Ozark county, Missouri, citizens of, to enter land. (See bill H. R. 406.)

369, 370

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Pacheco, Antonio, legal representatives of. (See bill H. R. 197.)
Pacific ocean, mémorial of Dennis Keenan, jr., for land for a railroad and tele.
graph from Point Isabel to the Pacific..

232
bill to authorize the Galveston and Red River Railway Company

to extend their railway to the Pacific. (See bill S. 472.)
memorial of George Wilkes for a national road from the Missouri
river to the Pacific..

65
bill for a road from the Mississippi to the Pacific, with a branch to

the Columbia river. (See bill S. 451.)
resolution by Mr. Johnson, of Maryland, for a despatch of Mr.

Wheaton, concerning a communication between the Atlantio and
Pacific oceans and the Mediterranean seas..

79, 86,
cost of freight and transportation for the United States squadron

on the northwest coast, and the number of officers, seamen, and
marines employed, resolution by Mr. Niles..

82
report of the Secretary of the Navy.

193
memorial of citizens of Buffalo, for a railroad from the Missouri
to the Pacific......

126
memorial of Hartwell Carver, for land for a railroad from Lake
Michigan to the Pacific...

141
memorial of Ebenezer Allen and others for a railroad from the Rio
Grande to the Pacific....

146
railroad from Memphis to the Pacific-
memorial of citizens of Arkansas...

149, 225, 265
memorial of William Pelham and others.

205
land to Asa Whitney for a railroad from Lake Michigan to the

Pacific. (See bill S. 297.)
resolution to provide for topographical surveys and reports of routes

from the valley of the Mississippi to the Pacific. (See joint re-

solution S. R. 54.)
memorial of William A. Bradly, relative to a road and mail com-
munication between St. Louis and the Pacific

185
report and bill. (See bill S. 467).

226

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Pacific coast, geological reconnaissance of the territory of the United States con.

contiguous to. (See joint resolution S. R. 71.)
Page, Wm. Byrd, memorial.

176
Page, Charles G., memorial..

231
select committee on

231
report.....

273
Paintings in the Library of Congress, communication from W. W. Chester and S.
E. Guild.

108
Pamphlets, postage on, resolution of the Legislature of Indiana...

146
Panama, isthmus of, turnpike across, memorial of John C. Riddle, D. H. Carter,
and E. Simonds....

228
Panama, isthmus of, telegraph across, memorial of Montgomery Gibbs and othes 93
Panama, isthmus of, railroad across, memorial of Aspinwall, Stephens, and Chaun-
cey..

51
referred.

60
documents submitted.

69
bill reported. (See bill S. 352.)
resolution by Mr. Baldwin in relation to the contract between

Messrs. Aspinwall, Stephens, and Chauncey, and the govern-
ment of New Granada.....

69
letter from Aspinwall and others, with additional documents...

94
Parker, Peter, memorial..

126
Parkeson, William, documents referred.

64
Parsons, William. (See William Flanigan )
Passengers, carriage of, in merchant vessels. (See bill H. R. 738.)
Passengers, number and description of, report of the Secretary of State....

60
Passengers, alien, resolution by Mr. Webster, relative to the taking of security
against alien passengers becoming a public charge..

194, 226
printing of the decisions of he judges of the Supreme Court in

the case of Smith vs. Turner and Norris vs. the city of Bos.
ton, resolution by Mr. Webster..

226
resolution by Mr. Foote....

368, 368
yeas and nays..

368
Patent laws, petitions and memorials for an amendment of
Charles M. Keller and others.....

54
Henry O’Rielly, remonstrating against bill H. R. 102..

141
inventors and others of New York..

180
Stevens Elison and others...

224
citizens of New York....

193, 204, 215, 227
Derby, Connecticut

198
Pennsylvania

215, 224,

265
Monroe county, New York.

224
Rahway, New Jersey.

237
Springfield, Massachusetts.

244
Patent rights, applications for the renewal of. (See bill H. R. 509.)
Patents, Commissioner of, reports

applications for paten's for the prevention of steam explosions...... 106
prevention of the explosion of steam boilers for boats and railroads 106
motion to print referred...

106
report.....

147
ordered to be printed..

147
coromittee discharged and again referred

119
five hundred copies to be furnished to the Commissioner.

251
annual report....

215
ordered to be printed...

279
ordered to be bound, and the Commissioner to be furnished with
copies ...

307
Pawlings, Henry, legal representatives of, petition..

228
Pay department of the army, bill concerning. (See bill S. 258.)
Payne, B. 0., petition....

96
report and bill (see bills S. 392 and H. R. 725)

129
Payne, Dorothea, petition referred..

122
Pearce, Hon. James A., attended.

6, 350
oath taken, &c.....

352
appointed a regent of the Smithsonian Institution..

359
resolutions submitted by, viz:
purchase of Winder's building for the use of the Government

251
Executive of Maryland to be informed of the resignation of the Hon.
Reverdy Johnson

360

245,

237,

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Pelham, and others, William, memorial for a railroad to the Pacific............

205
Pennsylvania, cuizens of, petitions-

increase of duties on foreign manufactures.... 112, 112, 121, 126, 164, 232
purchase of Mount Vernon..

112
slavery ....158, 224, 224, 232, 232, 232, 255, 265, 265, 265, 265, 265, 263,

266, 291, 306
amendment of the patent laws.

215, 224, 265
adoption of the ordinance of 1787 in the organization of territorial
governmenis..

224, 235
reduction of the price of the mineral lands

224
grant of land to actual settlers.....

232
erection of piers and harbors in the Delaware river.

265
dissolution of the Union...

264
Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, petitions for the
abolition of slavery..

231
Pennsylvania Legislature, resolutions for a permanent settlement of the Indians 199, 265
Pennsylvania line, document showing the names of officers and soldiers of the
Pennsylvania line entitled to donation lands...

168
Penobscot, transfer of Vinal Haven, North Haven, and Islesboro', from the Pe-

nobscot collection district to that of Bellast. (See bill H. R. 314.)
Penrod, David. (Se bill S. 206 )
Pensacola, right of way and land to Alabama and Florida for a railroad from

Montgomery to Pensacola, &c. (See bill $. 319.)
Pension laws, extension of, resolution by Mr. Davis, of Mississippi...

122
Pension laws and bounty land laws, resolution by Mr. Bright for printing.

175
report ...

202
Pensions, office of Commissioner of, bill to continue. (See bill S. 373.)
Pensions, Commissioner of. reporis,
rejected pension claims, communicated by the Secretary of War....

102
applications for navy pensions, communicated by the Secretary of the
Navy ...

114
Pensions, revolutionary, and other, appropriation bill (See bill H. R. 697.)

report of the Commissioner of Pensions of rejected applications for pen.
siens..

102
invalid. (See bill S. 387.).
for disabilities, resolution by Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana.....

(See bill S. 416.)
evidence in applications for pensions by widows. (See joint resolution

H. R. 52.)
navy. appropriation bill. (See bill H. R. 698.)
report of the Secretary of the Navy, with a report of the Commissioner
of Pensions of applications for navy pensions .

114
Percival, John. (See bill H. R. 270.)

yeas and nays
motion to reconsider

137
yeas and nays.

153
Periodicals, publishers of, New York, petition in relation to postage.

91, 99
Boston, petition in relation to postage..

125
postage on, petitions of publishers of periodicals in New York......
petitions of publishers of periodicals in Boston....

125
resolution of the Legislature of Indiana..

146
Perkins, Hector. (See bill H. R. 619.)
Perrine, Henry, widow and heirs of, petition...

205
additional documents

205
(See bill S. 479.)
Perriwig hoals, survey and examination of. (See bill S. 441.)
Perry county, Illinois, citizens of, petition for land for Illinois Central railroad .. 106
committee discharged.......

281
Perry, Jean F., heirs of, Josiah Bleakley, Nicholas Jarrut, and Robert Morrison.

(See bill S. 147.)
Perry, Reuben, and Thomas P. Ligon. (See bill H. R. 110.)
Perry, Samuel (See bill H. R. 704 )
Peters, Thomas, resolutions relative to the compensation of..

278, 308, 370
Petty, Elijah. (See bill S. 48.)
Petty, Hannah. (Seu bill S. 48.)
Peyton, Balie. (See bill S. 116.)
Phelps, Hon. Samuel S., attended....

3, 350
presented the credentials of the Hon. William Upham

49
resolution by, for reprinting and continuing the list of claims

194

144, 152

136

91, 99

164

107

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Phelps, Abel, executors of. (See Winthrop W. Chester and S. E. Guild.)
Phelps, Noah A. (See bill H. R. 214.)
Philadelphia navy yard, petition of George W. West and others for an enlarge-
ment of..

176
committee discharged.

233
Philadelphia Board of Trade, proceedings of the directors of, relative to the coast
survey:

230
Philadelphia, frigate, captors of. (See bill S. 348.)
Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, citizens of, petition for an increase of duties
on foreign manufactures....

99, 168, 175
citizens of, petition for purchase of Mount

Vernon.
Philadelphia city, citizens of, petition for an increase of duties on foreign manu.

factures..
citizens of, memorial relative to the mileage of members of
Congress..

171
committee discharged

191
citizens of, petition for an ice harbor in the Delaware

232
Pilcher, Josiah P. (See bill H. R. 512.)
Pix, Christopher H. (Seo bill H. R. 325.)
Plants, tropical, cultivation of. (See bill H. R. 594.)
Plummer, William, bill and documents. (See bill S. 359 )
memorial.

82
Pollard, Mary Ann. (See bill H. R. 623.)
Poindexter, George. (See bill S. 298.)
Point Isabel, Texas, proceedings of a meeting of citizens of, in favor of a port
of entry at that place...

149
Port Washington, improvement of the harbor of. (See bill S. 467.)
Porter, David D., petition.

107
Porter, David, widow of. (See Evelina Porter.)
Porter, Evelina, memorial referred..

223
Portraits of Presidents in the Library of Congress, communication from W. W.
Chester and S. E. Guild.

108
Postage on letters, memorial of citizens of Sterling, Michigan

184
Postage on newspapers, petitions of citizens of
Centre county, Pennsylvania .

66
Guerr.sey county, Ohio..

85
Franklin county, Illinois..

176
Sterling, Michigan....

184
resolutions of the Legislature of Illinois

141
resolutions of the Legislature of Indiana..

146
Postage on periodicals-
petition of publishers of periodicals in New York..

91, 99
petition of publishers of periodicals in Boston.

125
resolution of the Legislature of Indiana. .

146
Postage on pamphlets, resolution of the Legislature of Indiana.....

146
Postage on documents printed by States, resolution of the Legislature. of Indiana 185
Postage, reduction of the rates of, petitions of citizens of

New York.. 93, 99, 107, 112, 114, 121, 221, 227, 291
Ypsilanti, Michigan

102
Brunswick, Maine

117
Providence, R. I......

123, 141, 204
Glasgow and Barren counties, Kentucky... 128
Deep River, Connecticut

128
Tennessee.

137
Winchester, Connecticut.

154
Windham, Vermont...................... 154
Rhode Island.....

158
Cayuga county, New York.

158
Maine.

158
Buffalo, New York..

168
Trenton, New Jersey

171
Long Island, New York

175
Princeton, New Jersey..

179
New. Hariford, New York.

184
Ann Arbor, Michigan..

184
Ohio.....

185
Washington county, Vermont.

193

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Postage, reduction of the rates of, petitions of citizens of-Continued.
New Orleans.....

204
Lincoln county, Maine...

209
Ontario county, New York.

215
Massachusetts

228
Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania.

232
Detroit..

232
Ceresco, Wisconsin.....

250
Bowdoinham, Maine..

264
Rock countv,
Wisconsin....

291
MiMin county, Pennsylvania.

291
resolutions of the Legislature of Illinois.....

141
Postage, bill to reduce the rates of. (See bill S. 289.)
Postal arrangements with Bremen, resolution by Mr. Niles.....

155
report of the Postmaster General..

187
Postmaster General, reports of
with report of S. R. Hobbie, Assistant Postmaster General......

84
transmission of the mail in steamers between the United States
and foreign countries.......

137
ordered to be printed.

139
postal arrangement with Bremen.

187
Postmaster General, Assistant, report of S R. Hobbie called for by resolution of
Mr. Niles

75
communicated by the Postmaster General...

84
Postmasters, election of, by the people, petition of citizens of Huntingdon county,
Pennsylvania .

232
Post Office department-

report of the Treasurer with accounts of receipts and disburements
for

62
ordered to be printed

63
order to print reconsidered.

65
appropriation bill. (See bill H. R. 751.)
yeas and nays.

303
Post office, petition of citizens of Edgefield district, South Carolina, for a post
office at the residence of J. S. Smyly...

154
Post routes. (See mail routes.)
Post routes, bill to repeal a provision of the act of August 14, 1848. (See bill

H. R. 744.)
Pottawatomie annuities, petition of the Kickapoo and Pottawatomio Indians,
relative to the payment of.......

255
Pre-emption-

petition of citizens of Michigan for an extension of the pre-emption laws
to the mineral lands on Lake Superior ...

63
resolution of the Legislature of Illinois' relative to the pre-emption rights
of settlers on lands granted to the State for internal improvements....

168
pre-emption rights to certain islands in the Great Miami river. (See bill

H. K. 526 )
Prentiss, Susanna. (See bill H. R. 614.)
Presidents of the United States, portraits of, in the Library of Congress, commu.
nication from W. W. Chester and S E. Guild....

108
President of the United States

appointment of a joint committee to inform the President that Con.
gress has assembled, &c.-

on the part of the House of Representatives
on the part of the Senate

6
report..
notice of the appointment of the Hon. David R. Atchison as President
of the Senate pro tempore...

81, 295, 367
resolution by Mr. Johnson, of Maryland, relative to appointments by
the President not submitted to the Senate.

70
appointment of a joint commitiee to inform the President that Con-
gress is ready to adjourn-
on the part of the Senate

338, 339
on the part of the House of Representatives

339
report...

339
summons from the President for a special session of the Senate

349
annual message

7
ordered to be printed..

48
referred

67, 67, 69

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