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Bills and Resolutions, Senate, 21st Congress, 1st Session

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Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading.--Read second time, and referred to Committee On Indian Affairs--Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of sundry citizens of the United States, who have lost property by the depredations of ... (S. 18)

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, ordered to lie on the table, and to be printed. A Bill To regulate the future importation of Raw Hides and Furs. Whereas, it appears from official reports, that furs to the value of three millions of dollars, and raw hides to the value of ... (S. 124)

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To exempt alum salt from the payment of duty, and to abolish the fishing bounties and allowances. (S. 123)

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the abolition of unnecessary duties, to relieve the people from sixteen millions of taxes, and to improve the condition of the agriculture, manufactures and ... (S. 125)

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to introduce the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading.--Read second time, and referred to Committee on Commerce.--Reported with an amendment, viz: Sec. 3. Strike out part within brackets, and insert that in italics. A Bill Allowing the duties on Foreign ... (S. 26)

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Knight asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill, which was read, and passed to a second reading.--Read second time, and referred to Committee on the Judiciary.--Reported without amendment. A Bill To provide for the further compensation of the Marshal of the District of Rhode Island. (S. 12)

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Livingston asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To provide a system of criminal law for the United States. (S. 194)

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Silsbee asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading.--Read second time, and referred to Committee on Finance.--Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Jonathan Chapman. (S. 9)

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Smith, of Maryland, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: Read 2d time, and referred to the Committee of Claims.--Reported with an amendment, viz strike out 2d section within brackets, and insert what follows in italics as section 2d. A Bill For the ... (S. 7)

The bill to authorize the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund to redeem the public debt of the United States, being under consideration Committee of the Whole, Mr. Smith, of Maryland, offered the following Amendment: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert: (S. 45)

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. Mr. Cambreleng from the Committee on Commerce, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 26) entitled ''An act allowing the duties on foreign merchandise imported into Louisville, Pittsburg, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Natchez, and Nashville, to be secured and paid at ... (S. 26)

The Committee on Finance, to which was recommitted the ''Bill to alter the terms of credit on bonds given for duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States,'' Report: That the whole thereof, after the enacting clause, be stricken out, and the following be inserted in lieu thereof: (S. 44)

The Committee on Public Lands, to whom were referred the following amendments, proposed by the House of Representatives to the bill of the Senate, entitled ''An act for the relief of the Purchasers of Public Lands,'' reported the same with the following amendments thereto, viz: Resolved, That the bill from the Senate, entitled ''An act for the ... (S. 28)

December 22, 1889.--Read 2d time, and referred to the Committee on Private Land Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Burnet asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill, which was read and passed to a second reading: A Bill To authorize the exchange of certain lots of land between the University of Michigan Territory and Martin Baum and ... (S. 13)

The following amendment of the House of Representatives to the Senate bill, (No. 129) was read, laid on the table, and ordered to be printed: Amendment. Add a new section to the bill, to wit: (S. 129)

Introduced by Mr. Johnston, of Louisiana, on leave, and read.--Read 2d time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.--Reported with an amendment, viz: at the end of the 3d Section, insert the words there printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the legal adjudication and settlement of the claims to land therein mentioned. (S. 21)

Mr. Barnard, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To authorize the Secretary of War to purchase, sites and for the erection of a powder magazine, arsenal, and other buildings, in the vicinity of Detroit, in the Territory of Michigan, and for other purposes. (S. 105)

Mr. Barnard, from the Committee on the Militia, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Relative to militia fines within the District of Columbia. (S. 144)

Mr. Barton, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Gregoire Sarpy, or his legal representatives. (S. 70)

Mr. Barton, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To confirm the claim of Isidore Moore, of Missouri. (S. 35)

Mr. Barton, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, passed to a second reading: For the final adjustment of Private Land Claims, in Missouri. (S. 4)

Mr. Barton, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To extend the time for locating certain donations in Arkansas. (S. 11)

Mr. Barton, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Amending and supplementary to the act to aid the State of Ohio in extending the Miami canal from Dayton to Lake Erie, and to grant a quantity of land to said State, to aid in the construction of the canals authorized ... (S. 84)

Mr. Barton, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Concerning the town and village commons in Missouri. (S. 163)

Mr. Barton, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the benefit of the New York Institution for the instruction of the Deaf and Dumb. (S. 62)

Mr. Barton, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of certain officers and soldiers of the Virginia State line during the Revolutionary war. (S. 134)

Mr. Barton, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of David Guard. (S. 185)

Mr. Barton, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of James Sprague. (S. 189)

Mr. Barton, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of John Reily. (S. 132)

Mr. Barton, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Granting a township of the Public Lands in aid of the Trausylvania University, in Kentucky. (S. 108)

Mr. Barton, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To establish an additional Land Office in the State of Indiana. (S. 83)

Mr. Barton, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To recompense the heirs of Robert Fulton, deceased. (S. 69)

Mr. Barton, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the reading: A Bill For the relief of Francis Preston. (S. 29)

Mr. Barton, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the benefit of the Pennsylvania Institution for the instruction of the Deaf and Dumb. (S. 101)

Mr. Bell, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Caleb Stark. (S. 157)

Mr. Bell, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Lucien Harper. (S. 142)

Mr. Bell, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of General Moses Hazen, deceased. (S. 46)

Mr. Benton offered the following as an amendment, to be added to the bill requiring vessels in the bays and rivers of the United States to display a light in the night time. Amendment. (S. 128)

Mr. Benton, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To cause the Northern boundary line of the State of Missouri to be better marked and established, and to divide certain land adjoining said boundary among the half breed Indians of the Sac and Fox tribes. (S. 34)

Mr. Benton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the mounting and equipment of a part of the Army of the United States. (S. 119)

Mr. Benton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Explanatory of an act, entitled ''An act to reduce and fix the Military Peace Establishment of the United States,'' passed March second, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one. Whereas doubts have arisen in the ... (S. 16)

Mr. Benton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For adjusting the claims of the State of South Carolina against the United States. (S. 39)

Mr. Benton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Mountjoy Bayly. (S. 52)

Mr. Benton, from the select committee to whom the subject was referred, on the 16th instant, reported the following bill: which was read and passed to a second reading: A Bill To regulate the publication of the Laws of the United States, and of Public Advertisements. (S. 146)

Mr. Benton, from the select committee to whom the subject was referred, on the 16th instant, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To Prevent Military and Naval Officers from being dismissed the service at the pleasure of the President. (S. 151)

Mr. Benton, from the select committee to whom the subject was referred, on the 16th instant, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To regulate the appointment of Cadets. (S. 149)

Mr. Benton, from the select committee to whom the subject was referred, on the 16th instant, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To regulate the appointment of Midshipmen. (S. 150)

Mr. Benton, from the select committee to whom the subject was referred, on the 16th instant, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To secure in office the faithful Collectors and Disbursers of the Revenue, and to displace defaulters. (S. 147)

Mr. Benton, from the select committee to whom the subject was referred, on the sixteenth instant, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To regulate the appointment of Postmasters. (S. 148)

Mr. Bibb, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Thomas Rhodes. (S. 184)

Mr. Burnet, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported the following bill, which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of John Edgar. (S. 36)

Mr. Burnet, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of the Mayor, Aldermen, and inhabitants, of the city of New Orleans. (S. 191)

Mr. Chambers, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of John Edgar, of Illinois. (S. 98)

Mr. Chambers, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Granting pensions to Samuel H. Phillips, Cord Hazard, and John M'Creary, and to increase the pension of George W. Howard. (S. 76)

Mr. Chambers, from the Committee on the District of Columbia reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Granting certain lots, and parts of lots, to the Washington City Orphan Asylum. (S. 180)

Mr. Chambers, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the benefit of Saint Vincent's Female Orphan Asylum of the City of Washington, under the direction of the ''Sisters of Charity.'' (S. 181)

Mr. Chambers, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which, was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To alter the Bridge and Draw across the Potomac, from Washington City to Alexandria. (S. 40)

Mr. Chase, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Abraham Brownson. (S. 169)

Mr. Chase, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Ezekiel Woodworth. (S. 167)

Mr. Chase, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Hugh Barnes. (S. 64)

Mr. Chase, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Isaac Pinney. (S. 174)

Mr. Chase, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of James Belger. (S. 63)

Mr. Chase, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of John Riddle. (S. 65)

Mr. Chase, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Joseph Chamberlain. (S. 168)

Mr. Chase, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Joseph Shaw. (S. 138)

Mr. Chilton submitted the following, which, when the bill from the Senate (No. 134) of the following title, shall be taken up for consideration, he will move as an amendment: An act extending the provisions of the Revolutionary pension law. Amendment: Strike out the said bill of the Senate, after the enacting words, to the end thereof, and insert ... (S. 134)

Mr. Clay, from the Committee on Public Lands, to which had been referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 55,) entitled, ''An act to alter and amend an act to set apart and dispose of certain public lands, for the encouragement of the cultivation of the vine and olive;'' reported the same with the following Amendment. Add at the end of the second ... (S. 55)

Mr. Dickerson, from the Select Committee appointed on so much of the President's message at the commencement of the session as relates to the disposition of the surplus funds of the United States, after the payment of the public debt, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To provide for the distribution ... (S. 190)

Mr. Earll submitted the following, as an amendment to the bill from the Senate, (No 102) to provide for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the States or Territories, and for their removal West of the river Mississippi. Amendment. (S. 102)

Mr. Ellis, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read twice, and laid on the table: A Bill To confirm certain claims to lands in the District of Jackson Court House, in the State of Mississippi. (S. 126)

Mr. Ellis, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the benefit of schools in Lawrence county, Mississippi. (S. 165)

Mr. Foot, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of John Brunson. (S. 93)

Mr. Foot, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Declaratory of the several acts to provide for certain persons engaged in the Land and Naval service of the United States, in the Revolutionary War. (S. 113)

Mr. Foot, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Ransom Mix. (S. 137)

Mr. Foot, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Samuel Nowell. (S. 160)

Mr. Foot, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To amend the act, entitled ''An act for the relief of certain surviving Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Revolution.'' (S. 60)

Mr. Hayne, from the committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading: A Bill To establish the office of Surgeon General of the Navy. (S. 95)

Mr. Hayne, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the distribution of the duties of the Commissioners of the Navy, and for other purposes. (S. 152)

Mr. Hayne, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of the widows and orphans of the officers, seamen, and marines of the United States' schooner Wild Cat. (S. 158)

Mr. Hayne, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Regulating the duties, and providing for the compensation of Pursers in the Navy. (S. 99)

Mr. Hayne, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To re-organize the Navy of the United States. (S. 120)

Mr. Hayne, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, passed to a second reading: A Bill For the regulation of the Navy Pension Fund. (S. 175)

Mr. Hayne, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill: which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Vincent de Rivafinoli, and others. (S. 129)

Mr. Hendricks, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing a subscription of stock in the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company. (S. 133)

Mr. Hendricks, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To vest in the State of Indiana certain lands within the limits of the canal grant. (S. 135)

Mr. Hendricks, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the continuation of the Cumberland Road, in the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. (S. 100)

Mr. Hendricks, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the improvement of the Mail Road between Louisville and St. Louis. (S. 68)

Mr. Hendricks, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To authorize the State of Indiana to make a road through the public lands, and making a grant of lands to aid the State in so doing. (S. 188)

Mr. Hendricks, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To authorize the subscription of stock to the Delaware and Raritan Canal Company. (S. 183)

Mr. Hendricks, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To improve the navigation of the Monongahela and Alleghany rivers. (S. 179)

Mr. Hendricks, from the Select Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Authorizing a subscription of Stock in the Washington Turnpike Road Company. (S. 27)

Mr. Holmes, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Henry Becker. (S. 136)

Mr. Holmes, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Granting a pension to David M. Randolph. (S. 33)

Mr. Holmes, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To increase the pension of Charles Larrabee. (S. 32)

Mr. Isacks, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to which was referred the bill from the Senate of the following title, reported the same, without amendment. An Act To reduce the price of a portion of the public lands heretofore in market, and to grant a preference to actual settlers. (S. 5)

Mr. Johnson, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the benefit of the creditors of Bennet and Morte. (S. 104)

Mr. Kane, from Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To establish a land district in Illinois. (S. 94)

Mr. Kane, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To authorize the Executor of Stephen Tippett to locate a tract of land in the State of Louisiana. (S. 85)

Mr. Kane, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Authorizing the County of Allen to purchase a portion of the reservation including Fort Wayne. (S. 141)

Mr. Kane, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the encouragement of Augusta College, in Kentucky. (S. 57)

Mr. Kane, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Nancy Moore. (S. 38)

Mr. Kane, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Granting a township of land to Kenyon College, in Ohio. (S. 56)

Mr. Kane, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To authorize the State of Illinois to surrender a township of land granted to said State for a Seminary of Learning, and to locate other lands in lieu thereof. (S. 30)

Mr. Kane, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To establish a town at St. Marks, and at the mouth of Appalachicola river, in Florida. (S. 161)

Mr. King, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Elizabeth Scott, assignee of Alexander Scott, junior. (S. 182)

Mr. Livingston, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the improvement of the Lands of the United States in the State of Louisiana. (S. 53)

Mr. Livingston, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Granting a township of the public lands, in aid of the College of Louisiana. (S. 114)

Mr. Livingston, from the Select Committee appointed on the 22d December last, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To provide for the satisfaction of claims due to certain American citizens, for spoliations committed on their commerce, prior to the year eighteen hundred. (S. 103)

Mr. Marks, from the Committee on Agriculture, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To authorize the Secretary War to sell the public land at Greenbush, in the State of New York, for the purposes therein mentioned. (S. 54)

Mr. Marks, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following Bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of George Banister. (S. 178)

Mr. Marks, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Thomas Fitzgerald. (S. 78)

Mr. Marks, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to the second reading: A Bill Granting a pension to Martin Miller. (S. 166)

Mr. Marks, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read; and passed to a second reading: A Bill To increase the pension of Carey Clark. (S. 173)

Mr. McKinley, from the Committed on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Thomas Wiggins. (S. 115)

Mr. McKinley, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read twice, and ordered to be engrossed: A Bill For the benefit of Daniel McDuff. (S. 176)

Mr. McKinley, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Brahan and John Read. (S. 22)

Mr. McKinley, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Anthony M. Minter and John Brantley. (S. 127)

Mr. McKinley, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of the purchasers of Public Lands. (S. 28)

Mr. McKinley, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To alter and amend ''An act to set apart and dispose of certain public lands, for the encouragement of the cultivation of the Vine and Olive.'' (S. 55)

Mr. McKinley, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To grant pre-emption rights to settlers on the Public Lands. (S. 19)

Mr. McKinley, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To grant to the State of Alabama certain lands for the purpose of improving the navigation of the Coosa river, and to connect its waters with those of the Tennessee river by a canal. (S. 92)

Mr. McKinley, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of the sureties of William Gibbs, deceased, late a Paymaster in the army of the United States. (S. 171)

Mr. McKinley, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to second reading: A Bill Further to regulate the Patent Office. (S. 106)

Mr. McLean, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of the representatives of John P. Cox. (S. 25)

Mr. Miller, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, entitled ''An act to establish the office of Surgeon General of the Navy,'' reported the same with the following Amendments: Amend the title by adding thereto, And to regulate the pay of the Marine Corps. Add to the bill the two following new sections: (S. 95)

Mr. Powers, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, entitled ''An act to alter the Bridge and Draw across the Potomac, from Washington City to Alexandria,'' reported the same with amendments. Section one, line seven, after the word sixty, insert six. After seventh section add two new ... (S. 40)

Mr. Robbins, from the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill In addition to ''An act to promote the progress of useful arts, and to repeal the act heretofore made for that purpose,'' passed February twenty-first, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three. (S. 143)

Mr. Rowan, from the committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the securities of Amos Edwards. (S. 75)

Mr. Rowan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Altering the time of holding Circuit and District Courts in the State of Ohio. (S. 170)

Mr. Rowan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of George Johnston. (S. 73)

Mr. Rowan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of J. N. Cardozo. (S. 130)

Mr. Rowan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of John Culbertson, and for the payment of an Interpreter for the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District in Louisiana. (S. 15)

Mr. Rowan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Joseph E. Sprague. (S. 67)

Mr. Rowan, from the committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of the Executors of James Roddey, deceased. (S. 80)

Mr. Rowan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of Simeon Theus, deceased. (S. 121)

Mr. Rowan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of the representatives of Elias Earle, deceased. (S. 37)

Mr. Rowan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Thomas L. Winthrop and others, Directors of an Association called the New England Mississippi Land Company. (S. 88)

Mr. Rowan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of William B. Mathews, trustee. (S. 162)

Mr. Rowan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Increasing the Terms of the Judicial Courts of the United States for the Southern District of New York, and adding to the compensation of several District Judges of the United States. (S. 51)

Mr. Rowan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To amend an act, entitled ''An act to provide for paying to the State of Illinois three per cent. of the nett proceeds arising from the sale of the public lands within the same.'' (S. 58)

Mr. Rowan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To authorize the heirs of Silence Elliot to institute a suit or suits against the United States, for lands in Boston. (S. 131)

Mr. Rowan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To reorganize, the Establishment of the Attorney General, and erect it into an Executive Department. (S. 87)

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill: which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of James Thomas, late Quartermaster General of the Army of the United States. (S. 109)

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Daniel Steenrod and Daniel Loomis. (S. 122)

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading.: A Bill For the relief of the widow and children of Benjamin W. Hopkins. (S. 14)

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Elisha Tracy. (S. 77)

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Francis Larche, of New Orleans. (S. 24)

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Samuel Ward. (S. 91)

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To authorize a subscription of stock in the Farmington Canal Company, and in the Hampshire and Hampden Canal Company. (S. 193)

Mr. Sanford, from the Select Committee to whom the subject was referred, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill In addition to the acts concerning Coins and the Mint. (S. 49)

Mr. Silsbee, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill In addition to an act passed the first of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, entitled ''An act supplementary to, and to amend, an act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage, passed ... (S. 159)

Mr. Silsbee, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Ebenezer Rollins. (S. 164)

Mr. Silsbee, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of the Mercantile Insurance Company, in Salem, Massachusetts. (S. 47)

Mr. Smith, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To alter the terms of credit on bonds given for duties on goods, wares, and merchandize, imported into the United States. (S. 44)

Mr. Smith, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To continue in force an act authorizing the importation and allowance of drawback on brandy in casks of a capacity not less than fifteen gallons. (S. 43)

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of David Beard. (S. 112)

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Lucy M. Lipscomb. (S. 59)

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of Simeon C. Whittier. (S. 61)

Mr. White, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the payment of sundry citizens of the Territory of Arkansas, for trespasses committed upon their property by the Osage Indians, in the years 1816, 1817, and 1823. (S. 8)

Mr. White, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To authorize the President of the United States to divide Indian Agencies in certain cases. (S. 50)

Mr. White, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To enable the President to extinguish Indian title within the State of Indiana. (S. 48)

Mr. White, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To provide for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the States or Territories, and for their removal West of the river Mississippi. (S. 102)

Mr. White, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To provide for the payment of Joshua Kennedy, of Alabama, for the losses sustained by him by the destruction of his property, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, by the hostile Creek Indians, in ... (S. 156)

Mr. Wickliffe, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, entitled ''An act to authorize the appointment of a Marshal for the Northern District of the State of Alabama, reported the same with an amendment. Note.--The part to be stricken out, beginning after the word to, in the third line, second section, to ... (S. 66)

Mr. Woodbury, from Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill For the relief of the City Council of Charleston, South Carolina. (S. 71)

Mr. Woodbury, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Extending further the right of debenture to the port of Key West, and altering the limits of the district of Key West. (S. 118)

Mr. Woodbury, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Changing the residence of the Collector in the district of Burlington, in the State of New Jersey. (S. 82)

Mr. Woodbury, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Requiring vessels in the bays and rivers of the United States to to display a light in the night time. (S. 128)

Mr. Woodbury, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To change the port of entry from New Iberia to Franklin, in the State of Louisiana. (S. 81)

Mr. Woodbury, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To establish a port of delivery at Delaware City. (S. 139)

Mr. Woodbury, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To repeal the proviso in ''An act to authorize masters of vessels in certain cases to clear out either at the Custom House of Petersburg, or that of Richmond.'' (S. 140)

Mr. Woodbury, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill To place Charles Yeater on the Privateer Pension list. (S. 86)

Ordered to be engrossed, as amended by the House of Representatives and read the third time to-morrow. An Act For the relief of certain officers and soldiers of the Virginia State line, during the Revolutionary war. (S. 134)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Proposed to the ''bill to provide for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the States or Territories, and for their removal West of the river Mississippi.'' By Mr. McKinley. At the end of the fourth section insert, By Mr. Frelinghuysen. Add the following as additional sections: (S. 102)

Ordered to be printed. To be proposed by Mr. Vinton to the bill from the Senate (No. 5) to reduce the price of the public lands heretofore in market, and to grant a preference to actual settlers. Strike out from bill all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (S. 5)

Ordered to lie on the table, and be printed as amended in Committee of the Whole. The amendments being in italics, the bill as originally reported, in plain pica. A Bill For the benefit of the New York institution for the instruction of the Deaf and Dumb. (S. 62)

Printed by order of the House of Representatives. An Act For the relief of the widows and orphans of the officers, seamen, and marines of the United States' schooner Wild Cat. (S. 158)

Printed by order of the House of Representatives. An Act To re-organize the Navy of the United States. (S. 120)

Printed by order of the House of Representatives. Mr. Doddridge, submitted the following as an amendment to the bill from the Senate, of the following title: An act for the relief of certain officers and soldiers of the Virginia State line, during the Revolutionary war. Amendment. Strike out from the commencing clause to the end of the bill, and ... (S. 134)

Printed by order of the House of Representatives. To authorize the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund to redeem the public debt of the United States. (S. 45)

Re-printed by order of the House of Representatives. An Act For the relief of the representatives of John P. Cox. (S. 25)

Re-printed by order of the House of Representatives. An Act To confirm certain claims to lands in the District of Jackson Court House, in the State of Mississippi. (S. 126)

Reach and passed to a second reading. Read 2d time, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Samuel Cobun, of Mississippi. (S. 89)

Read and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. Printed by order of the House of Representatives. Mr. Test, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, entitled ''An act for the relief of Gregoire Sarpy, or his legal representatives,'' reported the same without amendment. An Act For the ... (S. 70)

Read and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. Printed by order of the House of Representatives. Mr. Drayton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, entitled An act to authorize the mounting and equipment of a part of the army of the United States, reported the same ... (S. 119)

Read and passed to a second reading--Read a second time, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands--Reported no amendment. Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Noble asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Henry Case. (S. 6)

Read twice, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. Printed by order of the House of Representatives. An Act To provide for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the States or Territories, and for their removal West of the river Mississippi. (S. 102)

Read twice, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill H. R. [No. 49] to dispose of reverted and relinquished lands. Note.--The parts to be stricken out, are printed in brackets, and the matter to be inserted, is printed in italics. Mr. Isacks, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to which was referred, the ... (S. 19)

Read twice, and referred to Committee of Claims. Committee of Claims discharged, and referred to Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported without amendment, with a special report. A Bill For the relief of Don Carlos Dehault Delassus. (S. 111)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendment. Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Livingston asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill: A Bill To establish a port of delivery on Lake Pontchartrain. (S. 186)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported without amendment. Agreeably to notice given, Mr. King asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Finance: A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to make compensation to the heirs of ... (S. 177)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported no amendment. A Bill To change the time of holding the Court of the United States for the District of Mississippi. (S. 172)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill To amend the twelfth section of the act, entitled ''An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States.'' (S. 153)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Public Land. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Woodson Wren, of Mississippi. (S. 117)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To extend the time for commencing the improvement of the navigation of the Tennessee river. (S. 97)

Read twice,and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of John F. Carmichael, of the State of Mississippi. (S. 116)

Read, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (H.R. No. 49) to dispose of reverted and relinquished lands. Mr. Clay, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill from the Senate, entitled ''An act for the relief of purchasers of public lands,'' reported the same with an Amendments, To ... (S. 28)

Read, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. Mr. Blair, from the Committee on Internal Improvemente, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, entitled ''An act to grant to the State of Alabama certain lands for the purpose of improving the navigation of the Coosa river, and to connect its waters with ... (S. 92)

Read, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House, to which the said bill is committed. Mr. Pettis submitted the following; which, when the bill from the Senate (No. 34) entitled An act to cause the Northern and Western boundary lines of the State of Missouri to be better marked and established, and to divide certain land adjoining said ... (S. 34)

Read, and laid on the table. Mr. Sevier submitted the following, which, when the bill from the Senate, No. 19, entitled ''An act to grant pre-emption rights to settlers on the Public Lands,'' shall be taken up for consideration, he will move as an Amendment: (S. 19)

Read, and passed to a second reading. Read 2d time, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To graduate the price of the Public Lands, to make provision for actual settlers, and to cede the refuse upon equitable terms, and for meritorious objects, to the States in which they lie. (S. 5)

Read, and passed to a second reading. Read a second time, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported without amendment. A Bill To repeal the tonnage duties upon ships and vessels of the United States, and upon certain foreign vessels. (S. 2)

Read, and passed to a second reading. Read a second time, and referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals. Reported without amendment. A Bill To authorize a subscription for stock, on the part of the United States, in the Louisville and Portland Canal Company. (S. 74)

Read, and passed to a second reading. Read a second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill To authorize the appointment of a Marshal for the Northern District of the State of Alabama. (S. 66)

Read, and passed to a second reading. Read second time, and referred to Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill Prescribing the modes of commencing, prosecuting, and deciding, controversies between States. (S. 42)

Read, and passed to a second reading. Read second time, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill To authorize the payment of the claim of the State of Massachusetts, for certain services of her militia during the late war. (S. 31)

Read, and passed to a second reading. Read second time, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of William Bradshaw. (S. 155)

Read, and passed to a second reading. Read second time, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To authorize the inhabitants of the State of Louisiana to enter the back lands. (S. 110)

Read, and passed to a second reading. Read second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Beverly Chew, the heirs of William Emerson, deceased, and the heirs of Edwin Lorraine, deceased. Whereas, the brig Josepha Secunda was condemned in the name of the United States, in the ... (S. 96)

Read, and passed to a second reading. Read second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Thomas Cooper, of South Carolina. (S. 79)

Read, and passed to a second reading. Read second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported, with the recommendation that the whole, after the enacting clause, be stricken out, and that what follows the bill be adopted in lieu thereof. A Bill To amend an act, entitled ''An act to regulate the practice in the Courts of the ... (S. 20)

Read, and passed to a second reading.--Read a second time, and referred to Committee on Finance.--Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Payson Perrin. (S. 41)

Read, and the consideration thereof postponed until Tuesday next. Mr. Potter, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, entitled ''An act for the relief of certain officers and soldiers of the Virginia State line during the Revolutionary war,'' reported the same without amendment. An Act For the relief ... (S. 134)