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H. R. 341. A bill for the relief of Moses Meeker;

H. R. 115. A bill for the relief of the legal representatives of David G. Bates; reported the same severally without amendment, accompanied by reports in writing thereon.

Ordered, That the said bills be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and that the bills and reports be printed.

Mr. Eliot, from the Committee on Commerce, made an adverse report on the petition of Henry E. Marble and others; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Carter, from the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill of the Senate (S. 192) “authorizing the corporation of Washington city to make a loan and issue stock for two hundred thousand dollars for building a market-house,” made the following report, viz:

"The committee of conference on the disagreeing vote of the two houses on the bill (S. 192) authorizing the corporation of Washington city to make a loan and issue stock for two hundred thousand dollars for building a market-house, having met and had full and free conference, have agreed to recommend and do recommend to the respective houses as follows:

"That the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 6th and 7th amendments of the Senate to the amendment of the House be concurred in by the House;

“That the Senate recede from its 5th amendment to the amend. ment of the House;

"That both houses concur in the following amendment to be inserted at the end of section 1:

Provided, That the powers herein granted shall not be exercised by said corporation until after the second Monday in June next. And that this act shall, immediately upon its passage, be published by said corporation in at least two newspapers published in the city of Washington, and be continued until after the corporation election in said city in June next. * Managers on the part of the Senate

"A. G. BROWN.

"R. W.JOHNSON. " Managers on the part of the House-

"LUTHER C. CARTER.

"GEO. W. HUGHES."
And the question being put, Will the House agree thereto?
It was decided in the affirmative.
So the said report was agreed to.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Ferry, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported a bill (H. R. 686) to repeal certain acts of limitation with reference to revolutionary claims; which was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Vance, from the same committee, reported a joint resolution and bills of the following titles, viz:

H. Res. 39. Joint resolution directing the accounting officers of the treasury to settle the accounts of the late Robert Stockton, quartermaster, &c.;

H. R. 687. A bill for the relief of the heirs-at-law and legal representatives of Captain Thomas Hazzard;

H. R. 688. A bill for the relief of the heirs of Lieutenant George Walton;

H. R. 689. A bill for the relief of the legal heirs and representatives of Captain Andrew Russell, deceased, of the Virginia line;

H. R. 690. A bill for the relief of the grandchildren of Captain Richard Jones, an officer in the revolution; accompanied by reports in writing in each case except the first; which bills and resolution were severally read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bills, resolution, and reports ordered to be printed.

Mr. Vance, from the same committee, to whom were referred bills of the Senate of the following titles, viz:

S. 195. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of James Bell, deceased;

S. 188. An act for the relief of the surviving grandchildren of Colonel William Thompson, of the revolutionary army, of South Caroliņa; reported the same severally without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bills be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and printed.

On motion of Mr. Holmían, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of the executors of James Dillard, and that the same be laid on the table.

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported a bill (H. R. 691) to change the name of the steamboat Antelope; which was read a first and second time.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate therein.

Mr. Mallory moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Christopher Robinson, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of Albert Elfe and others, reported a bill (H. R. 692) for their relief; which was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and printed.

Mr. Etheridge, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 150) for the relief of Madison Sweetser, reported the same without amendment.

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Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time.
It was accordingly read the third time and passed.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Etheridge moved that the vote by which the bill was passed be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Etheridge, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of Richard C. Martin, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 693) for his relief; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Aldrich, from the same committee, to whom was referred the resolution of the Senate (S. Res. 28) for the relief of A. M. Fridley, late agent for the Winnebago Indians, reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said resolution be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and printed.

On motion of Mr. Stanton, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 114) for the relief of R. F. Blocker, E. J. Gurley, and J. F. Davis, and that the same be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Buffinton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Antone Robidoux, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 694) for his relief; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Buffinton, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 337) for the relief of Elizabeth Smith, of Coffee county, Tennessee, reported the same without amendment, accompanied by a report in writing thereon.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and that the bill and report be printed.

Mr. Buffinton, from the same committee, made an adverse report upon the petition of James Monroe; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Buffinton, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of Jane W. Brent, widow of Thomas Lee Brent, of Mason Ratley, and of Jacob Warner, and that the same be laid on the table.

Mr. Longnecker, from the same committee, made adverse reports upon the petitions of Harriet B. Howe and Samuel F. Harrison; which were laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Longnecker, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 119) for the relief of A. M. Mitchell, late colonel of Ohio volunteers in the Mexican war, reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time.
It was accordingly read the third time and passed.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Longnecker moved that the vote by which the bill was passed be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Patton, one of their clerks: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill and resolutions of the following titles, viz:

S. 420. An act to authorize the insurance of patents, in the name of James S. Douglass, upon certain land entries made at Chockchuma, Mississippi;

S. Res. 5. A resolution for supplying the Choctaw, Cherokee and Chickasaw nations with such copies of the laws, journals, and public printed documents as are furnished to the States and Territories;

S. Res. 34. A resolution in relation to the works of the exploring expedition; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.

The Senate have passed a bill of this House of the following title,

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H. R. 368. An act to provide payment for depredations committed by the whites upon the Shawnee Indians in Kansas Territory; with amendments; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.

On motion of Mr. Singleton, by unanimous consent, the bill of the Senate (S. 420) to authorize the issuance of patents, in the name of James S. Douglass, upon certain land entries made at Chockchuma, Mississippi, was taken from the Speaker's table, and read a first and second time.

Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time.
It was accordingly read the third time and passed.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Singleton moved that the vote by which the bill was passed be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Tompkins, by unanimous consent, the bill of the House (H. R, 368) to provide payment for depredations committed by the whites upon the Shawnee Indians in Kansas Territory, with the amendments of the Senate thereto, was taken from the Speaker's table, and the said amendments concurred in.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Tompkins moved that the vote by which the said amendment of the Senate was agreed to be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Curtis, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported a joint resolution (H. Res. 40) providing for the payment of two companies of Ohio volunteers, raised during the late war with Mexico, accom

panied by a report in writing thereon; which resolution was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the resolution and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Curtis, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 107) to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to settle the accounts of Colonel William Gates, reported the same without amendment, accompanied by a report in writing thereon.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and that the bill and report be printed.

On motion of Mr. Pendleton, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Nancy M. Trowbridge, widow of A. Trowbridge, and that the same be laid on the table.

Mr. Olin, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 695. A bill for the relief of Asenath M. Elliott, widow of Captain Edward G. Elliott;

H. R. 696. A bill for the reciprocal extinguishment of certain claims between the United States and the representatives of Robert Brent, deceased; accompanied by reports in writing thereon; which bills were severally read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bills and reports ordered to be printed.

Mr. Curtis, by unanimous consent, from the same committee, reported the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to furnish Congress privately, through the Military Committee or otherwise, as he may deem it expedient, a full plan and statement of the floating battery in progress of construction in the vicinity of the New York harbor, the amount of money expended thereon, and the estimated cost of completing the work.

Mr. Schwartz, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, made an adverse report upon the petition of the widow and son of the late Thos. P. Anderson; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Morse, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 198) for the relief of F. M. Gunnell, passed assistant surgeon in the navy, reported the same without 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 printed.

Mr. J. Morrison Harris, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of William Maxwell Wood, a surgeon in the navy of the United States, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 697) for his relief ; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order

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