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H. R. 534. A bill granting a pension to John P. Smith, of Habersham county, Georgia;

H. R. 70. A bill granting a pension to John Jackson, an invalid soldier;

H. R. 542. A bill for the relief of Effesia C. De May, widow of Charles F. V. De May, late a dragoon in the army of the United States; and

H. R. 549. A bill for the relief of the heirs of Mary Bullock; severally without amendment; and

H. R. 544. A bill granting a pension to Rufus Call, jr., a soldier in the late war with Great Britain;

H. R. 545. A bill granting a pension to Gregory Patti; and

H. R. 528. A bill for the relief of Beda Hayes, widow of Dudley Hayes, of Granby, Hartford county, Connecticut; severally with amendment; and

H. R. 526. A bill for the relief of George G. Durham; and

H. R. 539. A bill granting a pension to Edward Lee, late of the United States army; severally with a recommendation that they be laid on the table.

The House having proceeded to the consideration of the said bill of the House No. 532,

Mr. Quarles moved to amend the same by striking out the words " Commissioner of Pensions," and inserting in lieu thereof the words " Secretary of the Interior;" which motion was agreed to.

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.

The House having proceeded to the consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 524) for the relief of J. R. Crump,

Mr. James M. Leach moved to amend the same by striking out in lines 5 and 6 (printed bill) the words "seven hundred and fifty,” and inserting in lieu thereof the words "two hundred and five;' which motion was disagreed to.

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.

The House having proceeded to the consideration of the said bill of the House (H. R. 528) for the relief of Beda Hayes, widow of Dudley Hayes, of Granby, Hartford county, Connecticut, reported with an amendment,

The said amendment was concurred in.

Mr. Loomis moved further to amend the said bill by striking out the following words at the end of the bill, viz: "deducting therefrom such sums as she may have received;"' which motion was agreed to.

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.

The amendments reported to the said bills of the House numbered

544 and 545 having been severally read and agreed to, the said bills, together with the bills of the House numbered 527, 530, 531, 533, 534, 70, 542, 549, were severally ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

The said bills 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 (S. 260) for the relief of Mrs. Agatha O'Brien, widow of Brevet Major J. P. J. O'Brien, late of the United States army, was next taken up.

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.

Ordered, That the bills of the House numbered 526 and 539 be laid on the table.

Mr. Tappan moved that the several votes upon the bills just reported from the Committee of the Whole be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on 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, which was read, and is as follows, viz:

To the House of Representatives :

In compliance with the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 21st instant, requesting any information recently received respecting the Chinese coolie trade, which has not been heretofore communicated to Congress, I transmit a report from the Secretary of State, with the documents which accompanied it.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, May 26, 1860.

Ordered, That the said message and accompanying documents be referred to the Committee on Commerce, ard printed.

On motion of Mr. Winslow, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the bill of the Senate (S. 295) for the relief of William B. Shubrick, heretofore laid on the table, be taken up and recommitted to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Stallworth, by unanimous consent, introduced bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 797. A bill granting public lands in alternate sections to the State of Alabama, to aid in the construction of the Selma and Gulf railroad;

H. R. 798. A bill for the relief of the inhabitants of township 18, range 3 east, in the county of Marengo, Alabama; which were severally read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

On motion of Mr. Tompkins, by unanimous consent, the Committee of the Whole House were discharged from the further consideration

of the bill of the House (H. R. 446) for the relief of Erastus Hutchins, and the House proceeded to its consideration.

Mr. Gartrell moved to amend the same by striking out the words 6.21st day of May, 1858,” and inserting in lieu thereof the words "first day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty;" which motion was agreed to.

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. Tompkins 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 disagreed to.

On motion of Mr. Noell, by unanimous consent, the Committee of the Whole House were discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 49) to grant the right of pre-emption to a certain tract of land in the State of Missouri to the heirs and legal representatives of Thomas Maddin, deceased; and the House proceeded to its consideration.

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. Noell 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. Cox, by unanimous consent, the Committee of the Whole House were discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 529) granting a pension to Martha Sanderson, widow of Major Winslow F. Sanderson, and the House proceeded to its consideration.

The Speaker having stated the question to be on agreeing to the pending amendment thereto, viz: Strike out, in line 6, (printed bill,) the words "thirty-five," and insert in lieu thereof the words twentyfive

The said amendment was agreed to.
Ordered, That the 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. Cox 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.

And then,
On motion of Mr. Branch, at 3 o'clock p. m., the House adjourned.

MONDAY, May 28, 1860.

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

By Mr. Fenton: The petition of Amanda Batts, Laura P. W. Young,

and Betsey Murdock, children of Barbara Walker, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Pryor: The memorial of H. L. Gallaher, praying for relief; which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Fenton: The petition of Asa Hastings, a soldier in the war of 1812, praying for an invalid pension.

By Mr. Ashley: The petition of General James Co, praying for a pension for services in the war of 1812;

Also, the petition of citizens of the State of Ohio, in behalf of General James Co, praying for a pension.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Duell: The petition of Eben Adams, praying for compensation for extra services on mail-route No. 1391; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Stanton, from the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill of the House No. 5, made the following report, viz:

"The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two · houses on the bill (H. R. 5) making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending June 30, 1861, having met and considered the same, and after full and free conference thereon, have agreed to recommend, and do recommend, to their respective houses as follows, viz:

“That the House recede from its disagreement to the first amendment of the Senate, and concur therein.

"That the Senate recede from its second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, and eleventh amendments.

" That the House recede from its amendment to the first amendment of the Senate. " Managers on the part of the House

"B. STANTON.
“JOHN H. REAGAN.

" H. WINTER DAVIS. " Managers on the part of the Senate

"JEFFERSON DAVIS. "J. COLLANER.

"JOSEPH LANE.” The same having been read, Mr. Stanton moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the said report was agreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Stanton 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. Tompkins, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on the Militia, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 65) to amend the act of April 23, 1808, entitled “An act making provision

for arming and equipping the whole body of the militia of the United States," reported the same with an amendment.

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

By unanimous consent, leave was granted to Mr. Jenkins to submit the views of a minority of the said committee on the said bill.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Hickey, their Chief Clerk :

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill and resolution of the following titles, viz:

S. 10. An act in addition to “An act to promote the progress of the useful arts;

S. Res. 31. A resolution explanatory of the eighth section of the act of Congress approved February 28, 1859; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.

The Senate have agreed to the amendment of this House to the resolution of the Senate (S. Res. 8) relating to the claim of George Fisher, late of Florida, deceased.

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

H. R. 215. An act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, for the year ending June 30, 1861; with sundry amendments; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.

The President of the United States has notified the Senate that he did, on the 25th instant, approve and sign a bill and resolution of the following titles, viz:

S. 60. An act for the relief of Ann Scott; and

S. Res. 28. A resolution for the relief of A. M. Fridley, late agent for the Winnebago Indians.

I am also directed to notify the House of the orders of the Senate to print certain documents.

On motion of Mr. H. Winter Davis, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the bill of the House No. 215, (Indian appropriations,) with the amendments of the Senate thereto, be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Davidson, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the Committee had examined and found truly enrolled bills of the following titles, viz:

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

S. 253. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Wetonsaw, son of James Conner;

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

S. 468. An act 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." When The Speaker signed the same.

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