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Bills and Resolutions, Senate, 31st Congress

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Agreeably to notice, Mr. Atchinson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To grant to the State of Missouri a right of way, and a portion of the public land, for the purpose of aiding in making a railroad from St. Louis to the ... (S. 376)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Atchison asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the part within [brackets] and insert that printed in italics; and amend the title to read: A bill for the relief of the widow of the late A. G. ... (S. 306)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Atchison asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Imported with amendments, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics. Amend the title to read as follows: A Bill to grant to the State of ... (S. 272)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Atchison asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill Granting the State of Missouri the right of way and a portion of the public lands, for making a railroad from the town of Hannibal to the town of Saint ... (S. 21)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Atchison asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the words printed in italics, and amend the title to read as follows, viz: A Bill changing the places and ... (S. 379)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Badger asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendment. A Bill To amend the act entitled "An act to amend in the cases therein mentioned, the 'act to regulate the duties on imports and tonnage."' (S. 300)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Badger asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported without amendment, and adversely. A Bill For the relief of the Wilmington and Manchester Railroad Company. (S. 370)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Badger asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by an adverse report, [No. 103.] A Bill For the relief of Margaret E. Carns, widow of Peter A. Carns, deceased. (S. 83)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Badger asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. Reported without amendment, and adversely. A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of Francis Nash. (S. 59)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Badger asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill To authorize notaries public to take and certify oaths, affirmations, and acknowledgments in certain cases. (S. 47)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bell asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendment. A Bill To provide for the repair and improvement of the dam at the head of Cumberland island, in the Ohio river. (S. 57)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bell asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and ordered to lie on the table. A Bill Granting to the Nashville and Chattanuga Railroad Company the right of way and a ... (S. 305)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bell asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill Granting to the State of Alabama the right of way and a donation of public land for the purpose of locating and constructing a railroad from the point at which ... (S. 306)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets.] A Bill To grant to the State of Missouri a certain quantity of public land for objects of internal improvement, which, ... (S. 252)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with an amendment, viz: add the words printed in italics at the end of the bill. A Bill To make good to Missouri the two per centum of the nett proceeds of the public lands, ... (S. 364)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals. Reported with an amendment, viz: strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics, and accompanied by a report, (No. 317.) A Bill To remit the tolls on the United ... (S. 381)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To accelerate the sale of the public lands and pay the public debt; to extinguish the federal title to lands within the new States; secure homes to actual ... (S. 388)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the location and construction of a Central National Highway from the Mississippi river, at St. Louis, to the Bay of San Francisco, on the ... (S. 373)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Proposing to the State of Texas the reduction of her boundaries, the cession of her exterior territory, and the relinquishment of all her claims upon the United ... (S. 54)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Borland asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Lewis Morris, and others. (S. 103)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Borland asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported without amendment. A Bill To revive a portion of an act for the relief of the widows of deceased soldiers. (S. 26)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Borland asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, and accompanied by a report, [No. 19.] Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in Italics: Amend the title to read, a bill to ... (S. 3)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Borland asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To authorize the correction of erroneous locations of military bounty land warrants by actual settlers on the public lands in certain cases. (S. 449)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Borland asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill To divide the district of Arkansas into two judicial districts. (S. 18)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Borland asked and obtained leave, to bring in a "bill allowing exchanges of, and granting additional, school lands in the State of Arkansas;" which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. The following bill, accompanied by a report [No. 20.] reported as a substitute. A Bill Allowing exchanges of, and ... (S. 12)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Borland, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics, and amend the title to read: A bill supplemental to the several acts of ... (S. 60)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bradbury asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill Authorizing the payment of interest upon the advances made by the State of Maine for the use of the United States Government, in the protection of the ... (S. 232)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bradbury 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 investigation of claims against the United States. (S. 213)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bright asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by a report, [No. 162.] A Bill Directing the sale of marsh land in the counties of Jay and Adams, in the State of Indiana. (S. 136)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bright asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Ebenezer Dumont. (S. 294)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bright asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill Granting the right of way and making a grant of land to the State of, Indiana to aid in the construction of a Railroad from a point on the boundary line ... (S. 290)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bright asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. Reported without amendment. A Bill To limit the term of office of the three Assistant Postmaster Generals. (S. 291)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Butler asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill To change the times for holding the Criminal Court of the District of Columbia. (S. 367)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Butler asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To regulate the fees and costs to be allowed Clerks, Marshals, and Attorneys of the Circuit and District Courts of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 33)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Chase asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill [To provide for the cession to the State of Ohio of the unsold remainder of the ... (S. 466)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Clarke asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by a report, [No. 250.] A Bill For the relief of William P. Greene. (S. 416)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Clarke asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported without amendment. A Bill To authorize the payment of invalid pensions in certain cases. (S. 38)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Clemens asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill Granting the right of way and making a donation of land to the ... (S. 274)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Cooper asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to purchase for the use of the Government, Kase's patent suction or fire engine pump. (S. 150)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported with an amendment, which is printed in italics. A Bill To amend an act "to provide for the better security of the lives of passengers on board of vessels propelled in ... (S. 284)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill Granting to the State of Mississippi the right of ... (S. 16)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dawson, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of War to settle the claims of the State of Georgia for horses and equipments lost by the volunteers and militia engaged in ... (S. 211)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dawson, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of War to allow the payment of interest to the State of Georgia for advances made for the use of the United States in the ... (S. 210)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dickinson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing the coinage of a cent piece, composed of silver and copper; the coinage of a three cent piece; and to secure the re-coinage of the small Spanish and ... (S. 230)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, asked and obtained leave to bring following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out all after the word "that" in first line of the second section, and insert what follows, printed in italics. A Bill To grant ... (S. 151)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands Reported without amendment. A Bill To relinquish to the State of Iowa the lands reserved for Salt Springs therein. (S. 303)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To grant to the city of Burlington, in Iowa, the land heretofore reserved between that city and the Mississippi river. (S. 151)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment, and adversely. A Bill To establish an additional land office in Iowa. (S. 177)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To set apart a portion of the public lands with which to construct a railroad from the Mississippi to the Missouri river. (S. 123)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendment. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act granting a section of land for the improvement of Grant river, at the town of Potosi, in the State of Wisconsin. (S. 205)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting to the State of Wisconsin a donation of public lands to aid in the construction of a railroad from the city of Milwaukee to the ... (S. 149)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill Granting to the State of ... (S. 149)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill To divide the State of Wisconsin into two Judicial Districts. (S. 184)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Douglas asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill Granting the right of way, and making ... (S. 22)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Douglas asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Territories. Reported with amendments, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and ordered to be engrossed and read the third time, and printed as amended. A Bill To reduce and define the boundaries of ... (S. 138)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Douglas asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Providing for the free navigation of the St. Lawrence river, and for reciprocal trade with Canada. (S. 105)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Douglas asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting one hundred and sixty acres of the public lands to the actual settler who shall reside thereon, and shall cultivate a portion thereof, for the period of ... (S. 8)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Douglas asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting to each of the States in which the public lands are situated, a quantity of land equal to one township in each land district, to aid in making a ... (S. 9)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Douglas asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill For the benefit of the Territory of ... (S. 10)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Douglas asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by a report, [No. 167.] A Bill Granting one hundred and sixty acres of the public lands to the actual settler who shall ... (S. 8)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Douglas asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Providing for an additional term of the United States Circuit and District Courts at Chicago, in the District of Illinois. (S. 14)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Downs asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of L. E. L. A. Lawson, sole surviving heir of General Eleazer W. Ripley, deceased. (S. 295)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Downs asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, postponed to, and made the special order of the day for Monday, January 21, 1850, at one o'clock, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of William Darby. (S. 39)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Downs asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by a report, [No. 167.] A Bill To reduce and graduate the price of the public lands, and for other purposes. (S. 35)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Downs asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill Providing for the issuing of patents for a certain class of confirmed private land claims in Louisiana. (S. 144)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Downs asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To aid the State of Louisiana in reclaiming the overflowed lands therein, and for other purposes. (S. 328)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Felch asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill, which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To amend the act of fourth September, eighteen hundred and forty-one, granting pre-emption rights to settlers on the public lands. (S. 197)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Felch asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of William A. Richmond. (S. 400)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Felch asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. A Bill To provide for the survey of the public lands in California and New Mexico, and for the settlement of the titles and claims to land, and the granting of donation rights therein. (S. 116)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Felch asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To create the office of Surveyor General of the public lands in Oregon; to ... (S. 202)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Felch asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To amend the act entitled "An act to raise for a limited time an additional military force, and for other purposes," approved eleventh February, eighteen ... (S. 265)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Felch asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To authorize the State of Illinois to select the balance of the lands to which she is entitled under the act of second March, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 243)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Felch asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To provide seals of office for the Surveyors General of the public lands. (S. 132)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Felch asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To regulate the surveying and sale of islands belonging to the United States. (S. 447)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Felch asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To revive and continue in force for a limited time the provisions of an act relative to suspended entries of public land. (S. 166)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Felch asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported without amendment. A Bill To reduce the minimum price of the mineral lands in the Lake Superior district in Michigan, and in the Chippewa district in Wisconsin. (S. 27)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Felch, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act for the discontinuance of the office of surveyor general in the several districts, so soon as the surveys therein can be ... (S. 159)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Foote asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and ordered to be printed. On motion by Mr. Foote that the bill be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, ordered that the motion lie on the table. A Bill To provide for the organization of the ... (S. 55)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Foote asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment, and with a recommendation that it do not pass. An Act To amend certain acts, entitled "An act to establish the Territorial government of Oregon," and "An act to ... (S. 129)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Foote asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting to the States of Alabama and Mississippi respectively, a donation of public lands to aid in the construction of a railroad from the city of Mobile to ... (S. 84)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Fremont asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To grant donations of land to the early, and pre-emption rights to the subsequent, settlers in California. (S. 344)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Fremont asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics, and amend the title to read as follows: A bill to relinquish to the ... (S. 336)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Fremont asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To ascertain and settle the private land claims in the State of California. (S. 346)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Fremont asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To create the office of Surveyor of Public Lands in the State of California. (S. 331)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Fremont asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To provide for the appointment of a recorder of land titles in California to collect and register the private land claims, and to preserve the evidences of ... (S. 337)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Fremont asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for extending the laws, and the judicial system of the United States to the State of California. (S. 330)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Fremont asked and obtained leave to bring: in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To make temporary provision for the working a nd discovery of gold mines and placers in California, and preserving order in the gold mine districts. (S. 343)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Gwin asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill: which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To establish a branch of the Mint of the United States in California. (S. 455)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Gwin asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To establish certain lighthouses, foglights, beacons, and buoys, on the coast of the State of California, and for the survey of the coast and harbors of said State. (S. 342)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Gwin asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. A Bill To establish Assay Offices of the Mint of the United States at Stockton and Sacramento city, in California, and for other purposes. (S. 355)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Gwin asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the survey of the public lands in California, the granting of ... (S. 390)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Gwin asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize and direct the payment of certain moneys into the Treasury of the State of California, which were collected in the ports of said State as a revenue upon ... (S. 348)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Gwin asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To authorize and direct the payment of certain moneys into the ... (S. 348)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Gwin asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the examination and settlement of titles and claims to land in California. (S. 340)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Gwin asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the survey of the public lands in California, the granting of donation rights therein, and the issuing of permits to American citizens to work the ... (S. 341)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Gwin asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To facilitate commerce by authorizing the manufacture or coinage of large rectangular gold coins or ingots of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 356)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Hale asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill Authorizing the payment of interest to the State of New Hampshire for advances made for the use and benefit of the United States in repelling invasion and ... (S. 288)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Hunter asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To repeal so much of the act, approved March third, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, and entitled, "An act to establish the Home Department, and to provide for the ... (S. 70)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Hunter asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To establish a Board of Accounts. (S. 71)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Jones asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in Italics. A Bill To grant a certain quantity of land to the State of Iowa, for the ... (S. 20)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Jones asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To amend an act approved the third March, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for laying off the towns of ... (S. 155)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Jones asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill To amend the act entitled "An act to amend the act entitled an act supplemental to the act for the admission of Iowa and Florida into the Union. (S. 106)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. King asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals. Committee on Roads and Canals discharged, and the bill referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what is ... (S. 37)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Mason asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported without amendment. A Bill Giving the assent of the United States to an act of the General Assembly of Maryland, passed at the December session, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 191)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Mason asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. Reported with amendments, accompanied by a report, [S. No. 12,] and made the special order of the day for Wednesday, January 23. Amendments: insert Sections 3 and 4 ... (S. 23)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Pearce asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, postponed until to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Proposing to the State of Texas the establishment of her Northern and Western boundaries, the relinquishment by the said State of all ... (S. 307)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Pearce asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Discharged. A Bill To direct a re-examination of the account between the United States and the State of Maryland. (S. 239)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Pratt asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill To increase the salary of the Judge of the Criminal Court of the District of Columbia. (S. 377)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Rusk asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment and accompanied by an adverse report. A Bill For the relief of William L. Cazneau. (S. 99)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Rusk asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. Reported without amendment. A Bill Providing for the Post Office and mail service in California and Oregon. (S. 148)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Rusk asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. Reported without amendment. A Bill To provide for additional clerks in the Post Office Department. (S. 147)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Rusk asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To reduce the rates of Postage. (S. 175)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Rusk asked and obtained leave, to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics; accompanied by a report, [No. 183.] A Bill To provide for raising two ... (S. 269)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sebastian asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendment. A Bill To provide additional security for the lives and property of persons navigating the western waters. (S. 242)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sebastian asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the payment of a company of Indian volunteers, called into the service of the United States. (S. 317)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sebastian asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by an adverse report. [No, 290.] A Bill For the relief of certain surviving widows of officers and soldiers of the revolutionary war. (S. 158)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sebastian asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendment, viz: strike out the parts within [brackets,] and insert that printed in italics, and accompanied by a report [No. 29.] A Bill For the relief of Joseph P. Williams. (S. 40)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sebastian asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill In relation to donations of land to certain persons in the State ... (S. 28)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sebastian asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill Granting the right of way, and making a grant of land to the ... (S. 270)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sebastian asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Granting to the State of Arkansas and Missouri the right of way for, and a ... (S. 398)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and ordered to lie on the table. Ordered to be printed. A Bill Granting land to the refugees who took part in support of the struggles for liberty and independence in Hungary, and other European countries. (S. 86)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Conrad W. Faber, Leopold Bierwith and Theodore Victor. (S. 46)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by an adverse report, [No. 288.] A Bill To provide for the just settlement of the accounts of John C. Bergh, late an assistant paymaster in the ... (S. 427)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To prevent the sale and farming out of offices. (S. 34)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Shields asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill Granting the right of way to the State of Missouri, and a portion of the public lands to aid in the construction of a Railroad from Hannibal to Saint ... (S. 371)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Shields asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To grant the right of way to the Mississippi and Atlantic Railroad Company, through the public lands in the State of Illinois. (S. 418)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Turney asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported without amendment, and adversely. A Bill For the relief of the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company. (S. 375)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Underwood asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and no amendment being made, was reported to the Senate, postponed to Monday next, 24th June, 1850, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Supplementary to ... (S. 262)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Underwood asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by a report [No. 14.] A Bill For the relief of the American Colonization Society. (S. 4)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Underwood asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by a report, [No. 15.] A Bill For the relief of Theodore Offut. (S. 6)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Underwood asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company. (S. 283)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Underwood asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill To recover money improperly paid by the Executive Departments. (S. 283)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Underwood, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill to provide for the unpaid claim's of the officers and soldiers of the Virginia State and continental lines of the revolutionary army; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported with amendment, viz: strike out all after the enacting clause ... (S. 29)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Walker asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Fixing the time for the future annual meetings of Congress. (S. 279)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Walker asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out the part within [brackets] and insert that printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of Mariba Fairservice. (S. 165)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Walker asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the payment of outstanding loan office and final settlement certificates issued for money loaned, or for services, or for supplies, during the ... (S. 253)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Walker asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported with an amendment, viz: strike out the words printed within [brackets.] A Bill To regulate appeals from the trial of issues in the District of Columbia. (S. 32)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. walker asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill To authorize the change of venue in certain cases. (S. 2)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Walker asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To cede the public lands of the United States, to the States, respectively, in which they are situated; on condition that the said States shall severally grant ... (S. 85)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Walker asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by a report, [No. 167.] A Bill To cede the public lands of the United States to the States respectively in which they are ... (S. 85)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Walker asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judicial, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To reorganize the Courts in the District of Columbia. (S. 258)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Walker, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported with amendments, to wit: strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows, printed in italics; and amend the title to read, a bill to establish a collection district and ... (S. 88)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Webster asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Amendatory of "An act respecting fugitives from justice, and persons escaping from the service of their masters," approved February twelve, seventeen hundred and ninety-three. (S. 255)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Whitcomb asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To aid in the construction of a Railroad from Martinsville, by Morgantown, ... (S. 468)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Winthrop asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Charles A. Kellett. (S. 313)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Winthrop asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill [For the appointment of Appraisers at large, and for other purposes. (S. 412)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Witcomb asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance and ordered to be printed. A Bill Providing for the surrender of certain bonds of the State of Indiana, held by the United States. (S. 374)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Yulee asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill To provide for the adjustment and payment of expenses incurred and obligations contracted by the State of Florida in providing for the safety of the ... (S. 1)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Yulee asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To equalize the grants of land to the several States. (S. 42)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Yulee asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To grant to the State of Florida alternate sections of the public land for a Railroad between the waters of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. (S. 394)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Yulee asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported without amendment. A Bill To incorporate a Mutual Insurance Company in the City of Washington. (S. 182)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Yulee asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To promote the efficiency of the naval establishment by providing a retired list for disabled officers. (S. 66)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Yulee, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, to wit: strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows, printed in italics. A Bill To grant to the State of Florida the lands the surveys of which ... (S. 41)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Yulee, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, to wit: strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To reduce the minimum price of the Yellow Pine Lands, or Pine Barrens. (S. 53)

Amendments proposed by Mr. Yulee to the bill (S. 169) for the admission of the State of California into the Union. Ordered to be printed. Amendments. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert: (S. 169)

By unanimous consent Mr. Downs obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill Granting the right of way and making a grant of lands to the States of Louisiana and Mississippi in aid of the construction of a railroad from Madisonville, in the ... (S. 393)

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the removal of obstructions in the river Savannah, in the State of Georgia, and for the improvement of the same. (S. 259)

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Theodore Offut. (S. 6)

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Authorizing the payment of interest upon the advances made by the State of Maine for the use of the United States Government, in the protection of the Northeastern Frontier. (S. 232)

Intended to be brought in on leave, agreeably to notice by Mr. Foote. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the organization of the Territorial Governments of California, Deseret, and New Mexico, and to enable the people of Jacinto, with the consent of the State of Texas, to form a Constitution and State Government, and for the admission, of ... (S. 54)

Mr Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report [No. 4,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to second reading. A Bill To provide for the final settlement of the accounts of Jonathan Kearsley, late receiver of public moneys at Detroit, and of John Biddle, late register of the land office at that place. (S. 45)

Mr Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report [No. 49,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Champ and others. (S. 110)

Mr. Atchinson, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report [No. 24,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to second reading. A Bill For the relief of Lewis A. Thomas and Thomas Rogers. (S. 82)

Mr. Atchison, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed until to-morrow. A Bill To extend the benefit of the 17th section of the act to regulate intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers, approved the 3d of June, 1834, to the ... (S. 293)

Mr. Atchison, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed until to-morrow. Considered as in Committee of the Whole, amended, reported to the Senate, and ordered to lie on the table and be printed. A Bill To extend the benefit of the seventeenth section of the ... (S. 293)

Mr. Atchison, 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 to purchase certain lands from the half-breed Sioux Indians. (S. 410)

Mr. Atchison, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading, accompanied by documents, [S. Mis. No. 70.] A Bill To enable the President to negotiate with the Indians of the Prairies south and west of the Missouri river to the northern line of the State of Texas, embracing the ... (S. 157)

Mr. Atchison, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Charles A. Griguon. (S. 220)

Mr. Atchison, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report, [No. 93,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of H. J. McClintock, Harrison Gill, and Mansfield Carter. (S. 171)

Mr. Badger, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To enforce discipline and promote good conduct in the naval service of the United States. (S. 430)

Mr. Badger, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, [No. 62,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Captain Lewis Warrington and others. (S. 121)

Mr. Baldwin, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report [No. 21] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Allen G. Johnson. (S. 77)

Mr. Baldwin, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 181,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the administrator of Major Frederick D. Mills, deceased. (S. 312)

Mr. Baldwin, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, [No. 146,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Peter N. Paillett. (S. 250)

Mr. Baldwin, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, [No. 228,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of James Dunning. (S. 395)

Mr. Baldwin, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, [No. 245,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Robert D. Sewall, executor of Robert Sewall, deceased. (S. 415)

Mr. Baldwin, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, [No. 258,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Harman Blennerhassett and Joseph Lewis Blennerhassett, heirs of Harman Blennerhassett, deceased. (S. 434)

Mr. Bell, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the removal of obstructions in the river Savannah, in the State of Georgia, and for the improvement of the same. (S. 259)

Mr. Bell, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing the negotiation of treaties with the Indian tribes in the Territory of Oregon, for the extinguishment of their claims to lands lying west of the Cascade mountains, and for other purposes. (S. 90)

Mr. Bell, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report [No. 256] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William B. Hart. (S. 432)

Mr. Berrien, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To regulate the compensation of the District Judge of the United States for the District of Massachusetts. (S. 323)

Mr. Berrien, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted a report, [No. 78,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of the late Thomas Chapman, formerly collector of the port of Georgetown, South Carolina. (S. 133)

Mr. Borland, from the Committee of Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 268,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Sally T. Floyd, widow of George R. C. Floyd, late a lieutenant colonel in the army of the United States. (S. 442)

Mr. Borland, 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 Col. John C. Hays. (S. 164)

Mr. Borland, 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 Gad Humphreys. (S. 160)

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report. [No. 217,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William C. Easton. (S. 369)

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. A. M. Dade, widow of the late Major F. L. Dade, United States Army. (S. 167)

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Amelia Sophia Catherine Wetmore, widow of the late Captain Leonidas Wetmore, of the United States Army. (S. 215)

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act passed on the twentieth February, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, entitled "An act making appropriations for the payment of revolutionary and other pensions of the United States for the year ending the ... (S. 187)

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To grant a pension to Caty Blevins, widow of Henry Blevins. (S. 206)

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To regulate the pensions of officers, soldiers, seamen, and marines, who have been or may hereafter be disabled while in the service of the United States. (S. 137)

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 142,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Mrs. Elizabeth V. Lomax. (S. 240)

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To grant to Ezra Hill and others, who are a company chartered by the General Assembly of Arkansas, for the construction of a Plank Road from Camden, on the Washita, to Fulton, on the Red River, the right of way ... (S. 482)

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report, [No. 114,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mark Bean and Richard H. Bean, of Arkansas. (S. 208)

Mr. Bradbury, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted a report [No. 70,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To make compensation to Walter Colton. (S. 127)

Mr. Bright, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, submitted a report [No.194,] accompanied by the following bill, which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To set apart and sell to Asa Whitney, of New York, a portion of the public lands, to enable him to construct a railroad from Lake Michigan or the Mississippi river to the Pacific ... (S. 333)

Mr. Butler, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Requiring plaintiffs in certain cases to give security for costs. (S. 108)

Mr. Clay, from the Select Committee appointed the 19th April last, reported the following amendments, with a recommendation that they be proposed to the bill (S. 23,) to provide for the more effectual execution of the third clause of the second section of the fourth article of the Constitution of the United States. Amendments: (S. 23)

Mr. Clay, from the Select Committee appointed the 19th April, 1850, submitted a report [No. 123,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To suppress the slave trade in the District of Columbia. (S. 226)

Mr. Clay, from the Select Committee appointed the 19th April, 1850, submitted a report [No. 123,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read the second time, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed to, and made the special order of the day for, Monday, May 13, 1850. A Bill To admit ... (S. 225)

Mr. Clay, from the Select Committee appointed the 19th April, 1850, submitted a report, [No. 123,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. The Senate proceeded to consider this bill as in Committee of the Whole, and amended the first and second sections to read as follows, and also amended the bill by ... (S. 226)

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, [No. 315,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Jane Irwin (S. 481)

Mr. Daniel, from the Committee on Claims, gave notice that at a proper time he should move the following as a substitute for the bill of the Senate, (71,) entitled "An act to establish a Board of Accounts." Ordered to be printed. Amendment To the bill to provide for the settlement of pecuniary claims against the United States (S. 71)

Mr. Davis of Mississippi, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, [No. 23,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the fortification of Ship Island, off the coast of Mississippi. (S. 80)

Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Amendatory of an act entitled "An act allowing drawback upon foreign merchandize exported in the original packages to Chihuahua and Santa Fe, in Mexico, and the British North American Provinces adjoining ... (S. 115)

Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Enoch Baldwin and others. (S. 193)

Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to permit vessels from the British North American Provinces to lade and unlade at such places in any collection district of the United States as he may designate. (S. 308)

Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the printing of the Annual Report upon Commerce and Navigation. (S. 199)

Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was recommitted the bill (S. 284) "to amend an act 'to provide for the better security of the lives of passengers on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam,"' reported the following amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and in lieu ... (S. 284)

Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was recommitted the bill (S. 284) "to amend an act 'to provide for the better security of the lives of passengers on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam."' reported the following amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and in lieu ... (S. 284)

Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, from the Select Committee on the Census, reported the following bill; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, postponed to, and made the special order of the day for Thursday, January 31,1850. A Bill Providing for the taking of the seventh census of the United States. (S. 76)

Mr. Davis, of Miss., from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To increase the efficiency of the Army by a retired list for disabled officers. (S. 462)

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To increase the Commissariat of the United States Army. (S. 126)

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and ordered to lie on the table and be printed A Bill For five years' pensions to the widows and orphans of soldiers of the United States. (S. 339)

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, 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 Paymasters' Clerks. (S. 256)

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To increase the rank and file of the army, and to encourage enlistments. (S. 124)

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the classification of the clerks in the Military Bureaus, and to equalize their salaries. (S. 267)

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the increase of the Medical Staff of the Army of the United States. (S. 292)

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report [No. 121,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of George Poindexter. (S. 221)

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, [No. 182,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing the settlement of the accounts of Joseph K. F. Mansfield. (S. 314)

Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, [No. 227,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To found a Military Asylum for the relief and support of invalid and disabled soldiers of the Army of the United States. (S. 392)

Mr. Dawson, 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 George Talcott, Brevet Brigadier General United States Army and Colonel of Ordnance. (S. 257)

Mr. Dawson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, [No. 63,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Charles Lee Jones. (S. 122)

Mr. Dawson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, [No. 73,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Margaret Hetzel, widow and administratrix of A. R. Hetzel, late Assistant Quartermaster in the Army of the United States. (S. 130)

Mr. Dawson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, [No. 79,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of War to cause to be paid to Captain George E. McClellan, his officers and men composing his company of mounted volunteers, full pay for services ... (S. 139)

Mr. Dayton, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Giving further remedies to Patentees. (S. 74)

Mr. Dayton, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Providing for the purchase and distribution of the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States among the several States and Territories. (S. 51)

Mr. Dayton, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To increase the compensations of the District Judge of New Hampshire, and of the Judge of the Criminal Court of the District of Columbia. (S. 428)

Mr. Dickinson, from the Select Committee on the memorial of Miss Dix, report-entire following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making a grant of public lands to the several States of the Union for the relief and support of indigent insane persons. (S. 349)

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, [No. 141,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Adam D. Stuart, Paymaster of the United States Army. (S. 238)

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, [No. 84,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Anthony Rankin, of Tennessee. (S. 140)

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, [No. 86,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Henry King's representative. (S. 146)

Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To establish a collection district and a port of entry and ports of delivery in the State of Wisconsin, and for other purposes. (S. 134)

Mr. Dodge, of Wisconsin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To constitute the towns of Madison and New Albany, in the State of Indiana, and Paduca, in the State of Kentucky, ports of delivery, and for other purposes. (S. 163)

Mr. Douglas, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To remit or refund duties upon goods, wares, and merchandize destroyed by fire. (S. 231)

Mr. Douglas, from the Committee on Territories reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the admission of the State of California into the Union. (S. 169)

Mr. Douglas, from the Committee on Territories, reported the following bill, which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To establish the Territorial Governments of Utah and New Mexico, and for other purposes. (S. 170)

Mr. Douglas, from the Committee on Territories, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To extend the provisions of "An act to create the office of Surveyor General of the Public Lands in Oregon, and to provide for the survey, and to make donations to the settlers of said public lands," approved September ... (S. 406)

Mr. Douglas, from the Committee on Territories, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To pay the expenses of the Cayuse war, in the Territory of Oregon in the years eighteen forty-seven and eighteen hundred and forty-eight (S. 405)

Mr. Downs from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 157,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs and representatives of Uriah Prewitt, deceased. (S. 263)

Mr. Downs from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 165,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of Martin Fenwick. (S. 285)

Mr. Downs, 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 legal representatives of John Rice Jones, deceased. (S. 79)

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, [No. 144,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Joseph H. D. Bowmar. (S. 246)

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, [No. 166,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize T. H. McManus to enter by pre-emption certain lands in the Greensburg Land District, Louisiana. (S. 286)

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, [No. 17,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To grant the right of pre-emption to certain purchasers, and settlers in the "Maison Rouge Grant," in the event of the final adjudication of the title in favor of the United ... (S. 68)

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, [No. 90,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the settlement of certain classes of "private land claims" within the limits of the "Baron De Bastrop Grant," and for allowing pre-emptions to certain actual settlers, in ... (S. 156)

Mr. Downs, 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 regulate the mode of practice in the courts of the United States for the district of Louisiana," approved twenty-sixth of May, eighteen hundred and twenty-four. (S. 112)

Mr. Downs, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted a report [No. 113,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Elizabeth L. Blackburn. (S. 207)

Mr. Ewing, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Supplementary to an act approved August tenth, eighteen hundred and forty-six, entitled "an act to establish the Smithsonian Institution, for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men." (S. 433)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting to the State of Michigan the right of way and a donation of public land for the purpose of locating and constructing a Canal from Rochester, in said State, to the waters of Lake Michigan. (S. 277)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Concerning the lands reserved for schools in the Territory of Minnesota. (S. 386)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting the right of way and making a donation of land to the States of Wisconsin and Michigan, in aid of the construction of a road from Green Bay to Lake Superior. (S. 299)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting the right of way, and making a donation of land to the State of Iowa, to aid in the construction of a railroad from Davenport to Council Bluffs. (S. 141)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting to the State of Michigan the right of way and a donation of public land for the purpose of locating and constructing a road from Saginaw to Sault Ste. Marie. (S. 298)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting to the State of Wisconsin the right of way and a donation of public land for the purpose of locating and constructing a Railroad from the Falls of St. Croix to Lake Superior. (S. 296)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting to the State of Wisconsin the right of way and a donation of public land for the purpose of locating and constructing a road from Green Bay to St. Pauls. (S. 297)

Mr. Felch, 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 Michigan. (S. 119)

Mr. Felch, 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 selecting lands granted to the State of Michigan for saline purposes. (S. 218)

Mr. Felch, 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 New Haven and New London Railroad Company the right of way through the Custom House lot in New London. (S. 450)

Mr. Felch, 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 Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama Railroad Company the right of way through the public lands of the United States. (S. 142)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report [No. 16,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to second reading. A Bill To confirm the sale of school lands made to J. B. Gregoire and P. Gregoire, in Louisiana. (S. 63)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report [No. 85,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of James Higginbotham. (S. 143)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report, [No, 127,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To supply the deficiency in a township of land granted by Congress to the State of Indiana, by an act approved April nineteenth, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixteen, for the use of a ... (S. 228)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report, [No. 115,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To extend the time for selecting lands granted to the State of Wisconsin for saline purposes. (S. 217)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report, [No. 171,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing the legal representatives of Antoine Vasquez, Hypolite Vasquez, Joseph Vasquez, and John Colligan, to enter certain lands in Missouri. (S. 301)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report, [No. 172,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To grant the right of pre-emption to actual settlers on certain land in the State of Arkansas. (S. 302)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report, [No. 172,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read a second time, and recommitted to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with an amendment, viz: strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill [To ... (S. 302)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report, [No. 221,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Charles Melrose. (S. 385)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report, [No. 38,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting to the State of Michigan, the right of way, and a donation of public land for the construction of a ship canal around the Falls of St. Mary's, in said State. (S. 97)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report, [No. 5,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Providing for the examination and settlement of claims for land at the Sault Ste. Marie, in Michigan. (S. 44)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report, [No. 75,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the sale of reserved lands, and for other purposes. (S. 131)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report. [No. 222,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing Victor Morass to relinquish certain lands and to enter the same quantity elsewhere. (S. 387)

Mr. Felch, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill, (S. 138,) to reduce and define the boundaries of the Military Reserve, at the St. Peter's river, in the Territory of Minnesota, and to secure the rights of the actual settlers thereon, reported the same with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets,] and ... (S. 138)

Mr. Foote, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Benjamin Rush. (S. 408)

Mr. Foote, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John P. Brown. (S. 409)

Mr. Foote,from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To reorganize the Department of State. (S. 421)

Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Francis P. Gardiner. (S. 234)

Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report [No. 259,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mary F. B. Levely. (S. 435)

Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report [No. 304,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Robert White. (S. 475)

Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 138,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Nancy Bowen. (S. 235)

Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 139,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of David N. Smith. (S. 236)

Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 230,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of James Wormsley. (S. 403)

Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 231,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Sarah Crandell. (S. 402)

Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 260,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Lavinia Taylor. (S. 436)

Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 261,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Nancy Wright. (S. 437)

Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 300,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mary W. Ketcham. (S. 477)

Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 305,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Chambers C. Mullen. (S. 476)

Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of E. A. McNeil, widow of the late General John McNeil. (S. 173)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee of Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making an appropriation for a Custom House at Bangor, in the State of Maine. (S. 73)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Concerning the intercourse and trade of vessels of the United States with certain places on the eastern and western coasts of Africa, and for other purposes. (S. 472)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of George Dennet, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (S. 201)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Providing for the free navigation of the St. Lawrence river, and for reciprocal trade with Canada. (S. 352)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage," approved March second, seventeen hundred and ninety-nine. (S. 172)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To change the limits of the collection district of Little Egg Harbor in the State of New Jersey, and for other purposes. (S. 188)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To create additional collection districts in the Territory of Oregon, and for other purposes. (S. 407)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To limit the liability of ship owners, and for other purposes. (S. 251)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To make Burlington, in the State of Vermont, a port of entry and delivery, instead of Alburg, in said State. (S. 192)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, submitted a report, [No. 267,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorise the Postmaster General to enter into a contract for the transportation of the mail from the United States to Rio de Janeiro in the Empire of Brazil. (S. 453)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, submitted a report, [No. 37,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting relief to John A. McGaw, of New York. (S. 96)

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Amendatory of existing laws relative to the half dollar, quarter dollar, dime, and half dime. (S. 479)

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide compensation to such persons as may be designated by the Secretary of the Treasury to receive and keep the public money, under the fifteenth section of the act of sixth August, eighteen hundred and forty-six, for ... (S. 237)

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Finance, submitted a report, [No. 155,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the West Feliciana Railroad Company. (S. 261)

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of G. Thomas Howard. (S. 327)

Mr. John K. Miller gave notice of his intention to offer the following amendment. Amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: (S. 76)

Mr. Jones, from the Committee of Pensions, submitted a report [No. 34,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Hubert H. Booley. (S. 93)

Mr. Jones, from the Committee of Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 173,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William Miller. (S. 304)

Mr. Jones, from the Committee of Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 349,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To continue the pension of Harriet R. F. Capron. (S. 424)

Mr. Jones, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Increasing the pension of John W. Mount. (S. 320)

Mr. Jones, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report [No. 33,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to second reading. A Bill For the further relief of John Mitchell. (S. 92)

Mr. Jones, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report [No. 35,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Elizabeth Jones and the other children (if any) of John Carr. (S. 94)

Mr. Jones, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report [No. 8,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To increase the pension of Isaac Watts Griffith. (S. 48)

Mr. Jones, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report [No. 9.] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the payment of invalid pensions in certain cases. (S. 49)

Mr. Jones, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 184,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Leuright Browning. (S. 319)

Mr. Jones, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 10,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Judith Worthen, deceased. (S. 50)

Mr. Jones, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 13,] accompanied by the following bill, which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to John Le Roy. (S. 56)

Mr. Jones, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 150,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Frederick Dixon. (S. 260)

Mr. Jones, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 265,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Emelie Hooe. (S. 446)

Mr. Jones, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 302,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William Brown. (S. 473)

Mr. Jones, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 303,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Charles Taylor. (S. 474)

Mr. Jones, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 36,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Thompson Hutchinson. (S. 95)

Mr. Jones, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 39,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Elizabeth Monroe. (S. 98)

Mr. Jones, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Fraces E. Baden. (S. 463)

Mr. King, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To carry into effect the convention between the United States and the Emperor of Brazil, of the twenty-seventh day of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine. (S. 87)

Mr. Mangum, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, [No. 61,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the personal representative of William A. Slacum, deceased. (S. 120)

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, [No. 301,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To indemnify the master and owners of the Spanish schooner Amistad and her cargo. (S. 471)

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act entitled, "An act to alter the corporate limits of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia," approved February twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and forty-five." (S. 326)

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To incorporate the Union Gas-light Company in the District of Columbia. (S. 278)

Mr. Mason, 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 filling and grading, &c., of square numbered two hundred and forty-nine, belonging to the United States in the city of Washington. (S. 425)

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To incorporate the Pioneer Cotton Manufacturing Company of Georgetown. (S. 345)

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To renew and continue in force the charter of the "Potomac Insurance Company of Georgetown." (S. 43)

Mr. Miller, 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 Purser T. P. McBlair. (S. 190)

Mr. Miller, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report [No. 104,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Thomas M. Taylor and Francis B. Stockton. (S. 156)

Mr. Miller, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report [No. 104,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Thomas M. Taylor and Francis B. Stockton. (S. 189)

Mr. Norris, from the Committee of Claims submitted a report, [No. 318,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the sureties of Daniel Winslow. (S. 484)

Mr. Norris, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report [No. 22.] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Brevet Major H. L. Kendrick. (S. 78)

Mr. Norris, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, [No. 100,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Ezra Williams. (S. 181)

Mr. Norris, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, [No. 255,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Don B. Juan Domercq, a Spanish subject. (S. 429)

Mr. Norris, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, [No. 281,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John McAvoy. (S. 459)

Mr. Pearce, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill In addition to, and amendatory of, an act entitled "An act to provide for the settlement of the accounts of public officers and others who may have received moneys arising from military contributions or otherwise in ... (S. 422)

Mr. Phelps, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 186,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Robert Armstrong. (S. 321)

Mr. Phelps, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, [No. 187,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Charlotte Lynch. (S. 322)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, [No. 252,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Bryan Callaghan. (S. 426)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, [No. 266,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Richard Mackall. (S. 451)

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report [No. 98,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William Hardin. (S. 179)

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report, [No. 43,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the representatives of Joseph Watson, deceased. (S. 100)

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report, [No. 50,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of Joshua Kenedy, deceased. (S. 111)

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a report [No. 200,] accompanied by the following bill, which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Samuel F. Butterworth. (S. 351)

Mr. Rusk, 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 Guion and McLaughlin. (S. 145)

Mr. Rusk, 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 Wade Allen. (S. 216)

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a report, (No. 131,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Almanzon Huston. (S. 233)

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a report, [No. 109,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Samuel W. Chilson. (S. 204)

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a report, [No. 264,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting the right of way for and to aid in the construction of a line of Telegraph from the Mississippi river to the Pacific Ocean. (S. 443)

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a report, [No. 89,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Rufus Dwinel. (S. 153)

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a report. [No. 243,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Robert Jemison and Benjamin Williamson. (S. 413)

Mr. Sebastian, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report, [No 124,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Thomas Snodgrass. (S. 227)

Mr. Sebastian, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report, accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of William Armstrong, deceased, late acting superintendent of the Western Territory. (S. 389)

Mr. Shields, from the Committee of Military Affairs, submitted a report, [No. 122,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Colonel James A. Creecy. (S. 222)

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To make the salary of the principal messenger of the Pension Bureau equal to that of the salaries of the principal messengers of the War Department. (S. 438)

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report [No. 88,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a bounty, in land, to the seamen of the Gulf and Pacific squadrons, equal to that already granted to soldiers and marines who served in the Mexican war. (S. 152)

Mr. Shields, 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 pre-emption claimants of the lands upon which the towns of Fort Madison and Burlington, in Iowa, are situated. (S. 61)

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making a donation of land to the State of Illinois in aid of the construction of the Mount Carmel and Alton railroad. (S. 107)

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Respecting the compensation of the Registers and Receivers of the United States Land Offices, for locating Mexican Bounty Land Warrants (S. 62)

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To grant a quantity of land to the State of Illinois, to aid in the construction of a railroad from a point opposite Terre Haute, Indiana, to a point at or near Illinoistown, Illinois. (S. 183)

Mr. Smith, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report, [No. 128,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Sidney A. Alcott. (S. 229)

Mr. Smith, from the Select Committee on French Spoliations prior to 1800, submitted a report, [No. 44,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the ascertainment and satisfaction of claims of American citizens for spoliations committed by the French prior to the thirty-first day of ... (S. 101)

Mr. Soule, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To create Collection Districts in California. (S. 315)

Mr. Soule, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of E. Pavenstedt and Schumacher. (S. 72)

Mr. Soule, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To increase the compensation of Deputy Collectors and Appraisers of the customs in certain cases. (S. 467)

Mr. Soule, 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 Authorizing the establishment of a monthly line of mail steamers between Norfolk and New Orleans, alternately, and Gibraltar and certain ports in the Mediterranean. (S. 464)

Mr. Soule, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a report, [No. 107,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for a weekly mail from New Orleans, or the mouth of the Mississippi river, to Vera Cruz and Tampico, (Mexico,) by steamers or sailing vessels. (S. 195)

Mr. Soule, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a report, [No. 45,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Thomas Rhodes. (S. 104)

Mr. Stewart, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, [No. 3,] accompanied by the following bill: which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John M. McIntosh. (S. 36)

Mr. Sturgeon, from the Committee on Agriculture, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To establish an Agricultural Bureau in the Department of the Interior. (S. 203)

Mr. Turkey, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, to whom was recommitted the bill (S. 200,) to amend "An act to promote the progress of the useful arts," reported the same with the following amendments. Amendments. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (S. 200)

Mr. Turney, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend "An act to promote the progress of the useful arts." (S. 200)

Mr. Underwood, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 159,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Alexander Y. P. Garnett. (S. 268)

Mr. Underwood, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 160,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William P. Wallace and Joseph R. McFadin, sutlers and partners, under the name and firm of W. P. Wallace & Co. (S. 275)

Mr. Underwood, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, [No. 102,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the securities of Elijah J. Weed, late quartermaster of marines, deceased. (S. 185)

Mr. Upham, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a report [No. 27.] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Ira Day, of Vermont. (S. 89)

Mr. Upham, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a report, [No. 178,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John T. Sullivan. (S. 311)

Mr. Walker from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report (No. 177,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of H. M. Salomon. (S. 310)

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act for the relief of the heirs of James Bell, deceased. (S. 457)

Mr. Whitcomb, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 143,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Devlin. (S. 245)

Mr. Whitcomb, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, [No. 188,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Tucker. (S. 325)

Mr. Whitcomb, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, [No. 282,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the the relief of John F. Callan, administrator of Daniel, Renner, deceased. (S. 460)

Mr. Whitcomb, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, [No. 99,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Gamaliel Taylor (late Marshal of the district of Indiana,) and his sureties. (S. 180)

Mr. Whitcomb, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, submitted a report, [No. 201,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To extend a patent heretofore granted to Thomas J. Godman. (S. 350)

Mr. Winthrop, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report, [No. 229,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Martha Gray, widow of Captain Robert Gray, the discoverer of the Columbia river. (S. 401)

Mr. Yulee, 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 captors of the frigate Philadelphia. (S. 324)

Mr. Yulee, 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 and seamen lost from the United States brig Washington, on the eighth of September, 1846. (S. 354)

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend the act regulating the appointment and pay of Engineers in the Navy of the United States. (S. 81)

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To change the title of certain Officers in the Navy. (S. 420)

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report [No. 54,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Andrew D. Crosby. (S. 113)

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, [No. 55,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William A. Christian. (S. 114)

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, [No. 59,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Julia Aiken. (S. 117)

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, [No. 60,] accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Commander James Mc. McIntosh. (S. 118)

Ordered to be printed as amended. A Bill To establish a Board of Accounts. (S. 71)

Ordered to be printed, as amended as in Committee of the Whole. A Bill To ascertain and settle the private land claims in the State of California. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 346)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Benton, to the bill (S. 225) to admit California as a State into the Union; to establish Territorial Governments for Utah and New Mexico; and making proposals to Texas for the establishment of her western and northern boundaries, viz: (S. 225)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Bradbury to the bill (S. 225) to admit California as a State into the Union; to establish Territorial Governments for Utah and New Mexico; and making proposals to Texas for the establishment of her western and northern boundaries. Strike out all after the enacting clause in Sec. 39, to ... (S. 225)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Clemens, to the bill (S. 225) to admit California as a State into the Union, to establish Territorial Governments for Utah and New Mexico, and making proposals to Texas for the establishment of her Western and Northern boundaries. (S. 225)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Douglas to the bill (S. 169,) for the admission of the State of California into the Union. Add the following: (S. 169)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Douglas to the bill (S. 225) to admit California as a State into the Union; to establish Territorial Governments for Utah and New Mexico, and making proposals to Texas for the establishment of her western and northern boundaries. Amend the first section by adding the following to the ... (S. 225)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Foote to the bill (S. 225) to admit California as a State into the Union; to establish Territorial Governments for Utah and New Mexico; and making proposals to Texas for the establishment of her Western and Northern boundaries, viz: Add the following: (S. 225)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Foote to the bill (S. 225) to admit California as a State into the Union; to establish Territorial Governments for Utah and New Mexico; and making proposals to Texas for the establishment of her Western and Northern boundaries. (S. 225)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Gwin to the bill (S. 346) to ascertain and settle the private land claims in the State of California, viz: Amend the title to read as follows: A bill to provide for the examination and settlement of titles and claims to land in California. And strike out all after the enacting clause, ... (S. 346)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Pearce to the bill (S. 226) to suppress the slave trade in the District of Columbia. Add at the end of the bill the following: (S. 226)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Bell, to the Bill S. 410, "to authorize the President to purchase lands from the half-breed Sioux Indians." Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (S. 410)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Benton to the amendment made as in Committee of the Whole, and reported to the Senate, viz: Strike out all after the word "That," at the beginning of the first line, and insert: (S. 346)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Benton to the bill, (S. 85,) to cede the public lands of the United States to the States respectively in which they are situated, on condition that the said States shall severally grant and convey the said lands to actual occupants only, in limited quantities, for cost of survey, transfer, and title ... (S. 85)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Borland to the joint resolution (S.R. 16,) to insure more expedition in the public printing. Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (S.R. 16)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Clarke to the bill (S. 328,) "to aid the State of Louisiana in reclaiming the overflowed lands therein, and for other purposes." (S. 328)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, to the bill (S. 200) to amend "An act to promote the progress of the useful arts." Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 200)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. King to the amendment proposed by Mr. Foote on the 17th inst., to the bill (S. 225) to admit California as a State into the Union, to establish Territorial Governments for Utah and New Mexico, and making proposals to Texas for the establishment of her Western and Northern boundaries. (S. 225)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Underwood, to the Bill, (S. 225,) to admit California as a State into the Union; to establish Territorial Governments for Utah and New Mexico; and making proposals to Texas for the establishment of her western and northern boundaries. (S. 225)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Walker to the Bill (S. 85.) to cede the public lands of the United States to the States respectively, in which they are situated; on condition that the said States shall severally grant and convey the said lands to actual occupants only, in limited quantities, for cost of survey, transfer, and title ... (S. 85)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Reported informally by Mr. Meade, from the Committee on the Judiciary, and submitted by him as an amendment in the nature of a substitute for the bill of the Senate, No. 71, "to establish a Board of Accounts." (S. 71)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment. Intended to be proposed by Mr. Rusk to the amendment intended to be proposed by Mr. Bradbury, to the bill, (S. 225,) to admit California as a State into the Union; to establish Territorial Governments for Utah and New Mexico; and making proposals to Texas for the establishment of her western and northern ... (S. 225)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Berrien to the bill (S. 225) to admit California as a State into the Union; to establish Territorial Governments for Utah and New Mexico; and making proposals to Texas for the establishment of her western and northern boundaries. (S. 225)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Dayton, to the bill, (S. 225,) to admit California as a State into the Union; to establish Territorial Governments for Utah and New Mexico; and making proposals to Texas for the establishment of her western and northern boundaries. (S. 225)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Downs, to the bill (S. 32,) to regulate appeals from the trial of issues in the District of Columbia. Add the following sections: (S. 32)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Foote to the bill (S. 169) for the admission of the State of California into the Union. Add the following at the end of the bill: (S. 169)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Foote to the bill (S. 225) to suppress the slave trade in the District of Columbia. Amend the title to read as follows: A Bill to provide for regulating the police laws of the District of Columbia concerning free negroes and slaves. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert ... (S. 226)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Foote to the bill (S. 225,) to admit California as a State into the Union; to establish Territorial Governments for Utah and New Mexico; and making proposals to Texas for the establishment of her Western and Northern boundaries, viz: (S. 225)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Gwin, to the Bill S. 422, "in addition to, and amendatory of, an act entitled "An act to provide for the settlement of the accounts of public officers and others who may have received moneys arising from military contributions or otherwise, in Mexico," approved the third of March, ... (S. 422)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Mason to the bill (S. 23) to provide for the more effectual execution of the third clause of the second section of the fourth article of the Constitution of the United States. At the end of section 5, add: (S. 23)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Mason to the bill (S. 23,) to provide for the more effectual execution of the third clause of the second section of the fourth article of the Constitution of the United States. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 23)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Norris to the bill (S. 200,) "to amend an act to promote the progress of the useful arts." (S. 200)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Pratt, to the amendment proposed by Mr. Mason, to the bill (S. 23) to provide for the more effectual execution of the third clause of the second section of the fourth article of the Constitution of the United States. Add to Mr. Mason's amendment the following: (S. 23)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Sebastian to the bill (S 225) to admit California as a State into the Union; to establish Territorial Governments for Utah and New Mexico; and making proposals to Texas for the establishment of her western and northern boundaries (S. 225)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Seward, to the bill (S. 23,) to provide for the more effectual execution of the the third clause of the second section of the fourth article of the Constitution of the United States. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 23)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Soule to the bill (S. 225,) to admit California as a State into the Union; to establish Territorial Governments for Utah and New Mexico; and making proposals to Texas for the establishment of her Western and Northern boundaries. (S. 225)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Underwood to the bill (S. 23,) to provide for the more effectual execution of the third clause of the second section of the fourth article of the Constitution of the United States. Amend the title to read: A bill to amend the act entitled, "An act respecting fugitives from justice, ... (S. 23)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Proposed by Mr. Dawson to the bill (S. 76) providing for the taking of the Seventh Census of the United States. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 76)

Ordered to be printed. Amendments Proposed by Mr. Mason to the bill (S. 23,) to provide for the more effectual execution of the third clause of the second section of the fourth article of the Constitution of the United States. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 23)

Ordered to be printed. Proposed by Mr. Butler to the bill (S. 33,) "to regulate the fees and costs to be allowed Clerks, Marshals, and Attorneys, of the Circuit and District Courts of the United States, and for other purposes." Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (S. 33)

Ordered, that the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 76) "providing for the taking of the seventh census of the United States," be referred to a Select Committee and printed. Amendments. (S. 76)

Printed as amended. A Bill To amend "An act to promote the progress of the useful arts." (S. 200)

Read twice and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. An Act For the erection of a Monument to the memory of Zachary Taylor, late President of the United States. (S. 289)

Read twice and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. An Act To establish a branch of the Mint of the United States in the city of New York, and a branch mint and assayer's office at San Francisco, in California. (S. 24)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Mr. Nelson, from the Committee on Claims, reported the said bill back with amendments: Ordered that the said bill be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union and printed. Strike out the parts in [brackets] and insert the parts in italics. An Act To establish a Board ... (S. 71)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To enable the President to negotiate with the Indians of the Prairies south and west of the Missouri river to the northern line of the State of Texas, embracing the Indians of the ... (S. 157)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported from the committee without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the whole House, to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Theodore E. Elliot. (S. 317)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Burt, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the same with an amendment. Ordered that the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and be printed. Strike out the part in [brackets,] and insert the words in italics. A ... (S. 52)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Mr. W. R. W. Cobb, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the same back without amendment: Ordered, that the said bill be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and printed. An Act To relinquish the reversionary interest of the United States to a ... (S. 75)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Mr. Albert G. Brown, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported the same back with an amendment: Ordered that the said bill be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and printed. Strike out the parts in [brackets,] and insert the ... (S. 162)

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Meade, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the same back with an amendment: Ordered, that the bill be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and printed. A Bill To amend the several acts establishing District Courts of the United States in the ... (S. 19)

Read twice, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Charlotte Lynch. (S. 322)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia. An Act To enable the Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, to hold certain property for the purposes therein recited. (S. 64)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. Reported back from the Committee with amendments, and ordered to be printed. The Committee of Ways and Means propose to amend the bill by inserting the words in italics. A Bill Making an appropriation for a Custom House at Bangor, in the State of Maine. (S. 73)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. An Act To provide for the repair and improvement of the dam at the head of Cumberland island, in the Ohio river. (S. 57)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported from the Committee without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of H. J. McClintock, Harrison Gill, and Mansfield Carter. (S. 171)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Burt, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the said bill without amendment: Ordered that the same be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and printed. An Act To increase the Commissariat of the United States Army. (S. 126)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back by Mr. Burt, with an amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. The Committee propose to amend by inserting the words in italics. An Act To provide for the adjustment and payment of expenses incurred and obligations contracted ... (S. 1)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the President of the United States to select and procure a site for a Western Armory, and to commence the building thereof (S. 368)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. An Act For the relief of Cincinnatus Trousdale and John G. Connelley, of Arkansas. (S. 13)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill To indemnify the State of South Carolina for money expended for the United States in the war in Florida with the Seminole Indians. (S. 366)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported back by the Committee without amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Thomas M. Taylor and Francis B. Stockton. (S. 189)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment, and adversely. A Bill Granting the right of way through the public lands of the United States to companies authorized by the State of Alabama to construct plank roads in said State, with the right of preemption to a portion of the public lands. (S. 209)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions. Reported back by Mr. Waldo from the Committee, committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Margaret L. Worth. (S. 128)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. An Act To reduce and modify the rates of postage in the United States, and to provide for the coinage of a three cent piece. (S. 351)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company. (S. 283)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of the West Feliciana Railroad Company. (S. 261)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of Captain Lewis Warrington and others. (S. 121)

Read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the relief of William Hardin. (S. 179)

Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Venable, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the same back without amendment: Ordered, that the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow, and printed. An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to make an arrangement or compromise with Mangle M. Quackenboss, ... (S. 125)

Reported from the Committee on the Judiciary without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. An Act To authorize the Secretary of War to allow the payment of interest to the State of Georgia for advances made for the use of the United States in the suppression of the hostilities of the Creek, Seminole ... (S. 210)

Reported without amendment, and accompanied by a report, (No. 2.) A Bill For the relief of Charles Reeder, Walter R. Johnson, and the legal representatives of Thomas P. Jones. (S. 7)

Reported without amendment, and accompanied by a report, [S. 1.] A Bill For the relief of Cincinnatus Trousdale and John G. Connelley of Arkansas. (S. 13)

Resumed as in Committee of the Whole, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported with an amendment, viz: strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert. A Bill To ascertain and settle the private land claims in the State of California. (S. 346)

Resumed as in Committee of the Whole, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported with an amendment, viz: strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert. Resumed--considered as in Committee of the Whole, amended, and ordered to be printed as amended, viz: strike out the parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. ... (S. 346)