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Senate Joint Resolutions, 35th Congress

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Agreeably to notice, Mr. Benjamin asked and obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. On motion by Mr. Yulee, committee discharged. Joint Resolution Authorizing a renewal of certain contract for carrying the mail on the Mississippi river. (S.R. 15)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bigler asked and obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported without amendment. Joint Resolution For the compensation of R. R. Richards, late chaplain to the United States penitentiary, for his salary to the thirtieth ... (S.R. 9)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Cameron asked and obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Printing. On motion by Mr. Fitch, committee discharged. Joint Resolution Relative to public printing. (S.R. 11)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Crittenden asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Committee discharged and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported by. Mr. Clay without amendment. Joint Resolution To allow credit to certain disbursing officers therein mentioned. ... (S.R. 82)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Doolittle asked and obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. On motion by Mr. Stuart, committee discharged. Joint Resolution In relation to certain liabilities assumed by the State of Wisconsin. (S.R. 13)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Foote asked and obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read the first and second times and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Committee discharged and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported without amendment and adversely. (See report of Committee No. 278.) Joint Resolution ... (S. 10)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Foster 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 adversely. Joint Resolution Giving construction to the act entitled'' An act to extend an act entitled 'An act to continue half-pay to certain widows and orphans,' ... (S. 61)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Gwin asked and obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Claims. Mr. Iverson reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. Joint Resolution To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to ... (S.R. 2)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Harlan asked and obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. On motion by Mr. Sebastian, committee discharged. Joint Resolution To enable certain railroad companies in the Territory of Kansas to procure the right of way. Whereas certain ... (S.R. 78)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Iverson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Committee discharged. Joint Resolution Authorizing the payment of certain money to certain Cherokee Indians remaining east of the Rocky mountains. (S. 46)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Mason asked and obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported by Mr. Hunter, with an amendment, viz: Strike out the word within [brackets] and insert the word printed in italics. Joint Resolution Granting further time to the creditors of ... (S.R. 57)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Polk asked and obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Reported by Mr. Davis without amendment, and accompanied by an adverse report, (No. 362.) Joint Resolution Explanatory of ''An act to amend an act entitled 'An act ... (S.R. 64)

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 Post Offices and Post Roads. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows printed in italics, and accompanied by a report, (No. 394.) Joint Resolution ... (S.R. 66)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward asked and obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Committee discharged. Joint Resolution To refer the claim of Joseph Valliere, deceased, to the Court of Claims. (S. 29)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Slidell asked and obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Committee discharged. Joint Resolution To authorize the Secretary of War to modify a contract made with Righter and Crain for the removal of obstructions in Southwest Pass and Pass a ... (S. 12)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Committee discharged. Joint Resolution Authorizing the appointment of commissioners to examine into the difficulties in the affairs of the Territory of Utah, ... (S. 14)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Committee discharged. Joint Resolution Authorizing the suspension of the sales of public lands in the Territory of Kansas. (S. 27)

Mr. Bright, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, reported following joint resolution; which was read and passed to a second reading. Joint Resolution For procuring furniture for the north wing of the Capitol. (S.R. 73)

Mr. Chandler asked and, by unanimous consent obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read the second time and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendment. Joint Resolution Authorizing the Secretary of War to expend the appropriation made July eight, eighteen ... (S. 31)

Mr. Clark, from the Committee on Claims, submitted a report, (No. 252,) accompanied by the following joint resolution; which was read and passed to a second reading. Joint Resolution For the relief of John Grayson. (S. 38)

Mr. Clay, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 278,) accompanied by the following joint resolution; which was read and passed to a second reading. Joint Resolution Inhibiting the payment of certain claims for pension therein specified. (S. 45)

Mr. Collamer asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read the second time and referred to the Committee on the Library. Committee discharged. (See bill S. 456.) Joint Resolution To grant to the judges and solicitor of the Court of Claims the use of the ... (S. 44)

Mr. Davis asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. Joint Resolution To extend and define the authority of the President, under the act approved January sixteen eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, entitled ... (S.R. 3)

Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, reported the following joint resolution; which was read the first and second times and ordered to be printed. Joint Resolution Directing the printing of certain reports therein mentioned. (S. 39)

Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, submitted a report, (No. 388,) accompanied by the following joint resolution; which was read passed to a second reading. Joint Resolution Providing for heating the centre building of the Capitol. (S.R. 81)

Mr. Doolittle asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read and passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed. Joint Resolution Directing the presentation of a medal to Commodore Hiram Paulding. (S.R. 7)

Mr. Doolittle asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read and passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed. Read the second time, and postponed to, and made the special order for, January 20, instant. Ordered to be printed. Joint Resolution Directing the presentation of a medal ... (S.R. 7)

Mr. Doolittle, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report (No. 118,) accompanied by the following joint resolution; which was read and passed to a second reading. Joint Resolution Devolving upon the Secretary of War the execution of the act of Congress entitled ''An act supplemental to an act therein mentioned,'' approved December ... (S.R. 21)

Mr. Fitch, from the Committee on Printing, reported the following joint resolution; which was read and passed to a second reading. Joint Resolution Directing the manner of preparing and printing the annual report of the Commissioner of Patents on mechanics. (S.R. 76)

Mr. Foot asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment and adversely. Joint Resolution Explanatory of an act approved March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, entitled ''An act in addition to certain ... (S.R. 62)

Mr. Gwin asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported without amendment and ordered to lie on the table. Joint Resolution For the adjustment of difficulties with the republics of New Grenada, Central America, and Mexico. (S. 42)

Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following joint resolution; which was read and passed to a second reading. Joint Resolution Conferring the rank of senior flag officer on the active service list of the United States navy on Captain Charles Stewart. (S.R. 69)

Mr. Hammond, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 101,) accompanied by the following joint resolution; which was read and passed to a second reading. Joint Resolution Authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to pay to the officers and seamen of the expedition in search of Dr. Kane the same rate of pay that was allowed the ... (S.R. 20)

Mr. Houston asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read and passed to a second readings, and ordered to be printed. Joint Resolution To extend to the Naval Retiring Board an opportunity of enjoying the same advantages of officers who have been dropped, furloughed, and retired by said ... (S.R. 6)

Mr. Hunter asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. On motion by Mr. Yulee, committee discharged. Joint Resolution To provide ice boats for the Potomac river. (S.R. 8)

Mr. Jones asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment and adversely. Joint Resolution To extend the limitation of the act entitled ''An act for the relief of citizen of towns upon lands of the United States, ... (S. 19)

Mr. Kennedy asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read the first and second times and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported without amendment and adversely. Joint Resolution For the benefit of the nearest male heir of the late Major General Towson, deceased. (S. 26)

Mr. Mallory asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed until to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Joint Resolution To extend the operation of the second section of the act approved January 16, 1857, entitled ''An act to ... (S.R. 4)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following joint resolution; which was read and passed to a second reading. Joint Resolution Authorizing Captains William L. Hudson and Joshua R. Sands to accept certain testimonials awarded to them by the government of Great Britain. (S. 58)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following joint resolution; which was read and passed to a second reading. Joint Resolution To authorize certain officers and men engaged in the search for Sir John Franklin to receive certain medals presented to them by the government of Great Britain. (S.R. 5)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 216,) accompanied by the following joint resolution; which was read and passed to a second reading. Joint Resolution For the relief of the legal representatives of John A. Frost, deceased. (S. 34)

Mr. Mason asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by Mis. Doc. No. 10. Joint Resolution Authorizing Townsend Harris and H.C.I. Hensken, respectively, to accept certain presents from her Majesty ... (S. 55)

Mr. Mason asked, and by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Report without amendment, and accompanied by a Mis. Doc. (No. 17.) Joint Resolution Authorizing the Secretary of State to pay the salaries of the ministers resident to the ... (S. 56)

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 62,) accompanied by the following joint resolution; which was read and passed to a second reading. Joint Resolution For the reception of Vice Admiral Mehmed Pasha, of the Turkish navy, and to facilitate the objects of his mission in superintending the construction of a ... (S. 18)

Mr. Seward asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. On Motion by Mr. Yulee, committee discharged. Joint Resolution Concerning the conveyance of the mails between New York and Liverpool, and between New York, by the way of ... (S.R. 72)

Mr. Seward asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported without amendment. Joint Resolution For the benefit of the widow of Commander William Lewis Herndon, United States navy. (S. 32)

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, reported the following joint resolution; which was read and passed to a second reading. Joint Resolution Explanatory of the Joint resolution giving an increased compensation to al laborers in the employment of the Executive and legislative departments of the government in the city of ... (S. 17)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Mason asked and, by unanimous consent obtained leave to bring in the following joint resolution, in lieu of the resolution submitted with report from the Committee on Foreign Relations on the ninth of February last. The joint resolution was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, considered as in Committee ... (S. 28)

Read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back without amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Joint Resolution Directing the printing of certain reports therein mentioned. (S.R. 53)

Reported back without amendment, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Joint Resolution Explanatory of an act for the relief of Dr. Charles D. Maxwell, a surgeon in the United States navy. (S.R. 51)

Reported back without amendment, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. Joint Resolution For the relief of Commander H.J. Hartstene, of the United States navy. (S.R. 70)

Reported from the Committee of Claims without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. Joint Resolution For the relief of William Hazzard Wigg. (S.R. 52)

Reported from the Committee on Military Affairs without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. Joint Resolution For the payment of an unexpended balance to the State of Georgia, on account of militia services. (S.R. 48)

Reported from the Committee on Naval Affairs with a recommendation that it do not pass, and laid on the table Joint Resolution Authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to pay to the officers and seamen of the expedition in search of Dr. Kane the same rate of pay that was allowed the officers and seamen of the expedition under Lieutenant De Haven. (S.R. 20)

Reported from the Committee on Naval Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. Joint Resolution For the benefit of the widow of Commander William Lewis Herndon, United States navy. (S. 32)

Reported from the Committee on Naval Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. Joint Resolution For the relief of Lieutenant John C. Carter. (S. 43)

Reported from the Committee on Naval Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. Joint Resolution For the relief of the legal representatives of John A. Frost, deceased. (S. 34)

Reported from the Committee on Naval Affairs without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. Joint Resolution To extend and define the authority of the President, under the act approved January sixteen, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven entitled ''An act to amend an act entitled an act to promote the ... (S.R. 3)

Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. Joint Resolution Devolving upon the Secretary of War the execution of the act of Congress entitled ''An act supplemental to an act therein mentioned,'' approved December twenty-two, eighteen hundred and fifty-four. (S.R. 21)