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By Mr. Hawkins, a bill of the following title, viz:

H. R. 143. A bill for the erection of a marine hospital at Apalachicola, Florida; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Also, a bill of the following title, viz: .

H. R. 144. A bill for the erection of a custom-house, court-house, and post office at Apalachicola, Florida; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Reagan, a bill of the following title, viz:

H. R. 145. A bill making appropriations for the support of the reg. iment of mounted volunteers which the President of the United States is authorized to receive into the service of the United States for the defence and protection of the frontier of the State of Texas by the act of Congress of April 7, 1858; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, a bill of the following title, viz:

H. R. 146. A bill making an appropriation to reimburse the State of Texas for money heretofore paid out by said State to secure the defence and protection of its frontier; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, a bill of the following title, viz:

H. R. 147. A bill to establish a port of entry at Sabine Pass, in the State of Texas ; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Also, a bill of the following title, viz:

H. R. 143. A bill making an appropriation for the deepening and improving of the channel on the bar at the entrance of Sabine bay, and for improving the port at Sabine Pass, in the State of Texas ; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Also, a bill of the following title, viz:

H. R. 149. A bill to amend an act entitled "An act to divide the State of Texas into two judicial districts;"' which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Hamilton: The following resolution; which was read, and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, viz:

Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means be instructed to inquire into the expediency of repealing the existing revenue laws, and providing for the support of government by direct taxation, and that they report by bill or otherwise.

Also, H. R. 150. A bill to create certain collection districts in the State of Texas; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Curtis : Bills of the following titles, viz:
H. R. 151. A bill retiring superannuated officers of the army;
H. R. 152. A bill to secure the construction of a Pacific railroad;

H. R. 153. A bill to stop the sale of all public land except to actual settlers, and extending six years the time of payment by preemptors;

H. R. 154. A bill granting pre-emptions to settlers in the region of the Rocky mountains gold mines; which were severally read a first and second time, and referred as follows, viz:

H. R. 151 and 152, to the Committee on Military Affairs.
H. R. 153 and 154, to the Committee on Public Lands.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Dickins, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have adopted a resolution for the appointment of a committee to act in concert with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives for making suitable arrangements for the inauguration of the equestrian statue of General Washington on the 22d of February, and have appointed Mr. Hammond, Mr. Hunter, and Mr. Hamlin the said committee on the part of the Senate.

On niotion of Mr. Keitt, by unan'mous consent, the said message was taken up.

Ordered, That the said resolution be concurred in, and that the Speaker be authorized to appoint five members of the said committee on the part of the House.

The Speaker thereupon appointed Mr. Keitt, Mr. Train, Mr. Gar. nett, Mr. Adrain, and Mr. Webster the said committee on the part of House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The call of the States and Territories having been resumed, bills and resolutions were introduced as follows, viz:

By Mr. Vandever: H. R. 155. A bill granting a pre-emption to the State of Iowa, to aid in the construction of the McGregor, St. Peter's, and Missouri River railroad;

H. R. 156. A bill making a grant of lands to the State of Iowa, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of railroads in said State;

H. R. 157. A bill to extend the northern and western boundaries of the State of Iowa to the Missouri river;

H. R. 158. A bill for the relief of D. R. Crocker;

H. R. 159. A bill for the relief of James B. Thomas; which bills were severally read a first and second time, and referred as follows, viz:

H. R. 155 and 156, to the Committee on Public Lands.
H. R. 157, to the Committee on the Territories.
H. R. 158 and 159, to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Curtis: The following resolution; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands, viz:

Resolved, That the Doorkeeper be instructed to remove from the floor of the hall all the desks.

Also, H. R. 160. A bill regulating navy yards, and for other purposes; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. Cadwalader C. Washburn, bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 161. A bill authorizing the State of Wisconsin to select the swamp and overflowed lands within said State;

H. R. 162. A bill authorizing the proper accounting officers of the

United States treasury to audit and pay over to the State of Wisconsin five per cent. of the proceeds of the sales of the public lands within said State;

H. R. 163. A bill for the relief of Anson Dart; which were severally read a first and second time, and referred as follows, viz:

H. R. 161 and 162, to the Committee on Public Lands.
H. R. 163, to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
By Mr. Potter: Bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 164. A bill making an appropriation for the protection and preservation of the harbor at Kenosha, on Lake Michigan;

H. R. 165. A bill making an appropriation for the protection and preservation of the harbor at Racine, on Lake Michigan;

H. R. 166. A bill making an appropriation for the protection and preservation of the harbor at Milwaukie, on Lake Michigan; which were severally read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Scott: Bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 167. A bill to establish a communication by railroad and telegraph between the Atlantic States and California, and for other purposes;

H. R. 168. Á bill for the relief of McFarland and Downey; which bills were severally read a first and second time, and referred as follows, viz:

H. R. 167, to the Committee on Military Affairs.
H. R. 168, to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Scott also, by unanimous consent, presented the memorial of Charles McCormick; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Burch: The following resolution; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Commerce:

Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the necessity and propriety of creating upon the Pacific coast, including California and Oregon and Washington Territory, a steamboat and steam-boiler inspection district, with a superintendency at San Francisco, and inspectors at the city of San Francisco, California, and Portland, in Oregon.

Also, the following resolution; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Commerce:

Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency and necessity of creating on the California coast a northern district for the collection of customs, and the propriety of making Eureka, on Humboldt bay, a port of entry, and the ports of Trinidad and Crescent City ports of delivery, within said district.

Also, the following resolution; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Commerce:

Resolved. That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the necessity for the construction of breakwaters at, and otherwise improving, the ports of Trinidad and Crescent City, in the State of California; also, into the necessity for the erection of light-houses,

beacon-lights, and fog-bells at appropriate and needful points along the Pacific coast, from San Francisco bay to Portland.

Also, the following resolution; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs:

Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of reimbursing the citizens of the State of California for services rendered and supplies furnished in the suppression of Indian hostilities, as also for spoliations by the Indians, prior to the year 1858.

Also, the following resolution; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs:

Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to report a bill repaying to the State of California the sum of fifty-two thousand five hundred and twenty-seven dollars and eighty-six cents, ($52,527 86,) being the amount appropriated and expended from the treasury of said State by act of April 16, 1859, for the suppression of Indian hostilities, in 1858–59, in the counties of Humboldt and Klamath.

Also, the following resolution; which was read, and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads:

Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency and necessity of placing semi-weekly mail service on the mail-route, via Salt Lake City, from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Placerville, in California.

Also, bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 169. A bill granting to the State of California public lands within the limits of said State to aid in the construction of railroads therein;

H. R. 170. A bill to equalize the rates of postage;
H. R. 171. A bill for the relief of Richard Chenery;

H. R. 172. A bill to authorize the trustees of the town of Union, in the State of California, to enter the town site of said town; which were severally read a first and second time, and referred as follows:

H. R. 169 and 172, to the Committee on Public Lands.
H. R. 170, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.
H. R. 171, to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Also, the memorial of the convention held at the city of San Francisco, in the State of California, relative to a continental railroad from the Pacific coast to the valley of the Mississippi by what is known as the central route; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Also, the concurrent resolutions of the legislature of the State of California, asking Congress to donate to this State ten million acres of arable land in aid of her State internal improvement fund; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

By Mr. Windom: The resolutions of the legislature of the State of Minnesota, in relation to the passage of a homestead bill by the Congress of the United States; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

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Also, the resolutions of the legislature of the State of Minnesota, asking for the establishment of a mail-route from Chatfield, via Carimona, Forestville, Cherry Grove, Etna, and Elba, to Leroy, in Mower county; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Also, the resolutions of the legislature of the State of Minnesota, asking for an appropriation for the improvement of the rapids of the Minnesota river near the town of San Francisco; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Burch: The following bill:

H. R. 173. A bill for the purpose of aiding in the construction of a line of railroad across that portion of the public domain lying be. tween the Mississippi river and the eastern boundary of the State of California; which was read a first and second time.

Mr. Burch moved that it be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Pending which,

Mr. Curtis moved that it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs; which motion was disagreed to.

Mr. Cobb moved that it be referred to the Committee on Public Lands; which motion was disagreed to.

The question then recurring on the motion of Mr. Burch,

Mr. Burch withdrew the same, and moved that it be referred to a select committee of nine.

Pending which,

On motion of Mr. Grow, the vote on the motion of Mr. Curtis was reconsidered. The question then recurring on the motion of Mr. Curtis,

On motion of Mr. Burch, Ordered, That the said bill be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Aldrich: Bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 174. A bill to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain;

H. R. 175. A bill extending the provisions of "An act to enable the State of Arkansas and other States to reclaim the swamp lands within their limits” to Minnesota and Oregon, and for other purposes;

H. R. 176. A bill authorizing the construction of a military post on or near the “Red River of the North," between the 47th and 49th degrees of north latitude; which were severally read a first and second time, and referred as follows, viz:

H. R. 174, to the Committee on Public Lands.
H. R. 175, to the Committee on Public Lands.
H. R. 176, to the Committee on Military Affairs.
By Mr. Stout: Bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 177. A bill to extend the time within which the governor of the State of Oregon shall select lands as provided in the act for the admission of Oregon;

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