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kees, by making provision for the reservations under the same, made adverse reports thereon.

Ordered, That the said reports and bill be laid on the table and printed.

Mr. Reagan, from the same committee, reported a bill (H. R. 728) to provide for the examination of the claims of citizens of the United States for indemnity for spoliations committed on them by Indians and Mexicans on the frontier of the State of Texas, accompanied by a report in writing thereon; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and printed.

Mr. De Witt C. Leach, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of George D. Dousman, one of the securities for William H. Bruce, late sub-Indian agent at Green Bay, in the State of Wisconsin, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 729) 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 tomorrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. DeWitt C. Leach, Ordered, That the Committee on Indian Affairs, be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of John Daly, and that the same be laid upon the table.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, requested to communicate to the House of Representatives a statement of the amounts paid to the Pokegan or other bands of Indians who were parties to the treaties of 26th and 27th of September, 1833, at Chicago, and who remained in the State of Michigan, either in money or goods, under the stipulations of the treaty made at the time and place aforesaid with the united nation of Chippewa, Ottawa, and Pottawatomie Indians, also the time and place of payment, and the parties to whom paid.

Mr. Longnecker, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported a bill (H. R. 730) to provide for the payment of certain volunteer companies in the service of the United States in the war with Mexico, and in the suppression of Indian disturbances in New Mexico, accompanied by a report in writing thereon; 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. Burnett moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Stanton, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of John Van Cott and Samuel Malin, of the Territory of Utah, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 731) for their relief; which bill was read a first and second time, committed

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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.

On motion of Mr. Stanton, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Horace E. Dimick, and that the same be laid upon the table.

Mr. Pendleton, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of William B. Dodd and others, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 732) for their relief; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to the Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Pendleton, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of George Dement and others for a wagon road across the Cascade mountains, and that the same be laid upon the table.

Mr. Pendleton, from the same committee, made an adverse report upon the petition of C. J. Cook and A. A. Lockwood; which was laid upon the table, and ordered to printed.

On motion of Mr. Cox, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Eliza M. Evans, heir of Colonel Anthony White, and that the same be laid upon the table.

On motion of Mr. Barrett, Ordered, That the Committee on Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of the legislative assembly of Utah Territory for a donation of lands to cities, towns, and villages, and that the same be laid upon the table.

Mr. Barrett, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of Charles E. Roberts, of Washington Territory, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 733) 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.

On motion of Mr. McRae, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of A. R. Potts, and that the same be laid on the table.

Mr. Pottle, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, made adverse reports upon the petitions of John T. Smith and C. C. Penniston; which were laid on the table, ard ordered to be printed.

Mr. Sedgwick, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of Mrs. Ann E. Smoot, widow of the late Captain Joseph Smoot, of the United States navy, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 734) for her relief; which bill was read a first and second time, committed 10 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. Sedgwick, from the same committee, made an adverse report upon the petition of the representative of late Purser James H. Causten; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Winslow, from the same committee, to whom was recommitted the bill of the Senate (S. 91) for the relief of Henry Etting, 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. Winslow, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of the president and directors of the Panama Railroad Company, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 735) for their 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. Delano, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 736. A bill for the relief of Sarah Whitney and Mary Hugge. ford, children of Huldah Butler;

H. R. 737. A bill for the relief of the heirs-at-law of John L. Mersereau, a revolutionary soldier; 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. James M. Leach, from the same committee, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 738. A bill for the relief of the surviving children of Catharine Hanna, deceased;

H. R. 739. A bili for the relief of William Dudley, of Adair county, Kentucky; 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. Fenton, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, to whom were referred bills of the Senate of the following titles, viz:

S. 170. An act for the relief of H. H. Howard;
S. 134. An act for the relief of James Smith;
S. 184. An act for the relief of Rebecca A. Correll;
S. 123. An act for the relief of Elizabeth Spear;

S. 144. An act for the relief of Jeremiah Pendergast, of the District of Columbia;

S. 151. An act for the relief of Ebenezer Ricker;
S. 346. An act for the relief of Joseph Pattee;
S. 183. An act for the relief of Cornelius Hughes;
S. 120. An act for the relief of William Wallace, of Illinois; and

S. 124. An act for the relief of Nancy M. Gunsally; 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. Mr. Foster, from the same committee, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 740. A bill granting an increase of pension to Jane W. McKee, widow of Colonel William R. McKee, of the 2d regiment Kentucky volunteers;

H. R. 741. A bill granting a pension to Mrs. Margaret Coward, widow of Thomas Coward;

H. R. 742. A bill to increase the pension of Salvador Accardi;
H. R. 743. A bill to increase the pension of John O'Leary; and

H. R. 744. A bill for the relief of the surviving children of Margaret Reynolds, 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. Foster, from the same committee, made adverse reports upon the petitions of W. P. Rathbone, in behalf of the widow and children of Caleb Wood, deceased, and of Joel Williams; which were severally laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Stokes, from the same committee, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 745. A bill granting a pension to Abigail A. Bingham, widow of Samuel S. Bingham;

H. R. 746. A bill granting half pay for five years to Louisa Sweetman, widow of James Sweetman; 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. Francis W. Kellogg, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of James L. Williams, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 747) granting him a pension; 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. Fenton, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, to whom was referred the petition of the legal representatives of John and Sarah Mandeville, deceased, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 748) for their 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. McPherson, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, made an adverse report upon the petition of Caleb Warner; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Tappan, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That in the Committee of the Whole House to-morrow bills shall be taken up and considered as on objection day.

And then, · On motion of Mr. John G. Davis, at 4 o'clock and 30 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1860.

The following petitions, memorials, and other papers, were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the 24th rule of the House, to wit:

By Mr. Burch: The tabular statement and other papers relative to the Indian war debt of the State of California; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. John Cochrane: The petition of James Conner & Sons, L. Johnson & Co., and others, praying for a modification of the copyright law; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Vandever: The memorial of the Dubuque and Pacific Railroad Company, remonstrating against the passage of any law divesting them of their title to lands occupied by settlers; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

By Mr. Helmick: The petition of citizens of the Territory of Kansas, asking a donation of thirty-six sections of land for the purpose of establishing a high school in said Territory; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

By Mr. Sherman: The memorial of George W. Blunt, praying for increase of pay of officers of the navy; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. William Smith: The petition of William S. Colquohounheretofore referred January 11, 1859; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Hickman, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 62) to amend the act to incorporate the Provident Association of Clerks in the civil departments of the government of the United States in the District of Columbia, reported the same without amendment.

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

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

On motion of Mr. Hickman, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 5) to supply va. cancies in certain offices, and that the same be laid on the table.

Mr. Hickman, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 148) concerning courts in the Territories, reported the same without amend. ment.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and printed.

On motion of Mr. Hickman, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 4) concerning appeals and writs of error, and that the same be laid on the table.

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