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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. Etheridge, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 235) for the relief of Willis A. Gorman, reported the same with a recommendation that it do not pass.

Ordered, That the said bill be laid on the table.

Mr. Etheridge, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 253) for the relief of the legal representatives of Wetonsaw, son of James Conner, 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. Etheridge, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 637) to settle the titles to certain lands set apart for the use of certain half-breed Kansas Indians in Kansas Territory, with the amendments of the Senate thereto, reported the same, recommending concurrence in the said amendments.

Ordered, That the said amendments be concurred in.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

On motion of Mr. Holman, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of the heirs of Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, the heirs of Francis Martin, the heirs of James Elliott, and the heirs of John Fonda, and that the same be laid on the table.

Mr. Morse, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 295) for the relief of William B. Shubrick, made an adverse report thereon.

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

Mr. J. Morrison Harris, from the same committee, made an adverse report upon the petition of the widow and executrix of Commander James D. Knight; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. J. Morrison Harris, from the same committee, to whom were referred bills of the following titles, viz:

S. 281. An act for the relief of D. G. Farragut;

S. 186. An act for the relief of Milis Judson, surety on the official bond of the late Purser Andrew D. Crosby; 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. Junkin, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 777. A bill for the relief of William Haynie, administrator of Ann Haynie; and

H. R. 778. A bill for the relief of the children of Elizabeth Yancey, widow of John Yancey; 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. Edgerton, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, made an adverse report on the petition of William Hutchinson; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Verree, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 779. A bill for the relief of Elizabeth Cole, widow of Levi Cole, deceased;

H. R. 780. A bill for the relief of Catharine Ansart;

H. R. 781. A bill for the relief of Molly W. Hobbs, widow of Josiah Hobbs, of New Hampshire; and

H. R. 782. A bill for the relief of the surviving child or children of Mary Haskins, 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 Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 783. A bill directing the payment of arrearages of pension due Simon Smith, deceased, late a pensioner, to his heirs-at-law; and

H. R. 781. A bill granting a pension to Ethelred Stafford, of Louisiana; 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. Potter, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 785. A bill for the relief of Mowry Bates, of Rhode Island; and

H. R. 786. A bill for the relief of Nancy G. Van Rensselaer, widow of Lieutenant Colonel Henry K. Van Rensselaer, of New York; 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. Potter, from the same committee, made adverse reports upon the petitions of Gershom Van Vorst; the children of Adam Swart, and Rufus Phelps; which were severally laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Aldrich, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported a bill (H. R. 787) to pay B. Y. Shelly for his claim and improvements taken from him by the Omaha reservation, in Nebraska Territory, 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. Florence, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 788. A bill granting an invalid pension to William Roberts; and

H. R. 789. A bill for the relief of Sarah Hildreth; 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. Peyton, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, reported a bill (H. R. 790) to erect a new jail in the city of Washington, 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 the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Babbitt, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, re. ported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 791. A bill for the relief of Elias Wilson and other surviving children of the late Lieutenant John Wilson, an officer in the revolution; and

H. R. 792. A bill for the relief of the heirs of Elizabeth Hickman, deceased, late of Georgia; accompanied by reports in writing thereon; which bills were severally read a first and second time. committed to a Committee of the whole Houst, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bills and reports ordered to be printed.

Mr. Francis W. Kellogg, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Levi Parks, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 793) granting him an invalid 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 tomorrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Gartrell gave notice, under the rule, of his intention to move for leave to introduce bills, as follows, viz:

A bill for the relief of the heirs and legal representatives of Major Minor Winn, an officer of the revolutionary war;

A bill granting a pension to Mrs. Mary Hall, widow of James Hall, deceased; and

A bill for the relief of the heirs of Drury Banks, who served three months in the war of the revolution.

On motion of Mr. Tappan, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Burnett reported that the committee having had the private calendar under consideration, had directed bim to report bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 418. A bill granting an invalid pension to Esther P. Fox, widow of Augustus C. Fox;

H. R. 449. A bill for the relief of Eunice Cobb;

H. R. 455. A bill granting an invalid pension to Chauncey Hoyt, of Chenango county, New York;

H. R. 456. A bill granting a pension to James Alexander, an invalid soldier of the war of 1812;

H. R. 459. A bill granting an increase of pension to James Dunning;

H. R. 460. A bill granting an invalid pension to William Eddy;
H. R. 461. A bill granting an invalid pension to Charles Appleton;
H. R. 462. A bill granting an invalid pension to Hugh Baker;
H. R. 463. A bill granting an invalid pension to Samuel Hamilton;
H. R. 466. A bill granting an invalid pension to Thomas Glasgow;

S. 106. An act authorizing the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States to enter a certain tract of land in the State of Wisconsin;

H. R. 507. A bill authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to issue a land warrant to Daniel Davis;

H. R. 520. A bill directing the conveyance of a lot of ground for the use of the public schools of the city of Washington; and

H. R. 521. A bill to incorporate the East Washington Library Association; severally without amendment.

H. R. 453. A bill granting an invalid pension to Anselm Clarkson, of Missouri;

H. R. 447. A bill for the relief of Harriet R. F. Vinson;
H. R. 452. A bill granting a pension to Asa Wells;
H. R. 450. A bill for the relief of Thomas Berry;
H. R. 454. A bill granting a pension to Andrew Templeton;
H. R. 458. A bill for the relief of Mrs. Rachel McMillan;

H. R. 465. À bill granting a pension to Mary Shircliff, widow of John Shircliff;

H. R. 517. A bill for the relief of George F. Means; and

S. 373. An act for the relief of William P. Bowhay; severally with amendment; and

H. R. 522. A bill to incorporate the Metropolitan Gas-Light Company, in the District of Columbia; with a recommendation that it be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

The amendments reported to the said bills of the House numbered 447, 450, 452, 453, 454, 458, 465, and 517, having been severally read and agreed to, the said bills, together with the bills of the House numbered 448, 449, 455, 456, 459, 460, 461, 462, 463, 466, 507, 520, and 521, were severally ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

Being engrossed, they were accordingly read the third time and passed.

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

The bill of the Senate No. 106, just reported without amendment, having been taken up

Ordered, That it be read a third time.
It was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The bill of the Senate No. 373, just reported with an amendment, having been taken up, the said amendment was disagreed to, and the bill ordered to be read a third time.

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

The bill of the House (H. R. 522) just reported with a recommendation that it be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union was next taken up, and the said recommendation disagreed to.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and read a third time.
Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time.
Pending the question on its passage,
Mr. Burnett moved the previons question.
Pending which,

Mr. Florence moved that the bill be laid on the table; which motion was disagreed to.

The question then recurring on the demand for the previous question, it was seconded and the main question ordered and put, viz: Shall the bill pass?

And it was decided in the affirmative.
So the bill was passed.

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.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said bill.

Mr. Maynard, by unanimous consent, moved that the several votes taken on the bills reported from the Committee of the whole this day be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

A message was received from the President of the United states, by J. Buchanan, his private secretary, notifying the House, that he did this day approve and sign bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 695. An act for the relief of Asenath M. Elliott, widow of Captain Edward G. Elliott.

H. R. 702. An act making appropriations for the construction of certain military roads in the Territory of Washington.

By unanimous consent, the bill of the Senate (S. 464) to amend an act entitled "An act in addition to the acts prohibiting the slave trade” was taken up, read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By unanimous consent, the bill of the Senate (S. 468) to amend an act entitled "An act to organize an institution for the insane of the army and navy and of the District of Columbia in the said District” was taken up 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.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Postmaster General, transmitting abstracts of offers for

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