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H. R. 178. A bill creating a new land district in the State of Oregon; which were severally read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Also, the following resolution; which was referred to the Joint Committee on Printing, viz:

Resolved, That the Committee on Printing be instructed to inquire into the expediency of printing the final report of Governor Stevens of the exploration of the northern route for a Pacific railroad, and also to inquire into the expediency of printing the same number of extra copies as were printed of the other reports on the Pacific railroad, and to report by resolution or otherwise.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be requested to inquire into the expediency of establishing a tri-weekly mail service by four-horse stages from Jacksonville to Portland, in Oregon, and if deemed necessary to report a bill therefor.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be requested to communicate to the House the official correspondence of Brigadier General William S. Harney, in command of the department of Oregon, relating to the affairs of that department.

By Mr. Isaac I. Stevens: The following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be requested to communicate to the House the official correspondence of Lieutenant General Winfield Scott and of Brigadier General William S. Harney in reference to the island of San Jaun.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a semi-weekly mail from St. Paul and Lake Superior to Seattle, on Puget's Sound, and Vancouver and Portland, in the Columbia valley, the service to be done in fifteen days, and to report by bill or otherwise.

Also, the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, viz:

Resolved, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a naval depot and navy yard at some point on Puget's Sound, (including Hood's Canal, Admi. ralty Inlet, Washington Sound, and Straits of Juan de Fuca,) and report by bill or otherwise.

Also, bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 179. A bill for the payment of the war expenses of the Territories of Oregon and Washington, in 1855 and 1856;

H. R. 180. A bill for the completion of the military road from Fort Benton to the Walla-Walla;

H. R. 181. A bill to provide for a superintendent of Indian affairs for Washington Territory and additional Indian agents;

H. R. 182. A bill to create an additional land district in Washington Territory;

H. R. 183. A bill making appropriations to supply a deficiency in the appropriations for the completion of the geological survey of Oregon and Washington Territories;

H. R. 184. A bill making additional appropriations for the erection of the public buildings of Washington Territory;

H. R. 185. A bill for the construction of military roads in the Territory of Washington;

II. R. 186. A bill authorizing the settlement of the accounts of the clerks of the United States courts in Oregon and Washington Territories;

H. R. 187. A bill to extend the provisions of an act entitled “An act to amend 'An act to establish the territorial government of Oregon'" and "An act to establish the territorial government of Minnesota" to the Territory of Washington.

H. R. 188. A bill for the improvement of the Columbia river;

H. R. 189. A bill for the relief of the legal representatives of the estate of Charles H. Mason;

H. R. 190. A bill for the completion of military roads in the Territory of Washington;

H. R. 191. A bill for the defence of Puget's Sound and the entrance of the Columbia river; which were severally read a first and second time, and referred as follows, viz:

H. R. 179, to the Committee on Military Affairs.
H. R. 180, to the Committee on Military Affairs.
H. R. 181, to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
H. R. 182, to the Committee on Public Lands.

R. 183, to the Committee on Public Lands.
H. R. 184, to the Committee on the Territories.
H. R. 185, to the Committee on Military Affairs.
H. R. 186, to the Committee on the Judiciary.
H. R. 187, to the Committee on the Territories.
H. R. 188, to the Committee on Military Affairs.
H. R. 189, to the Committee on the Territories.
H. R. 190, to the Committee on Military Affairs.
H. R. 191, to the Committee on Military Affairs.
By Mr. Otero: Bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 192. A bill to provide a temporary governmenr for the Territory of Arizona, and to create the office of surveyor general therein;

H. R. 193. A bill to provide for the transportation of the letter and paper mail from Neosho, Missouri, to Los Angelos, California;

H. R. 194. A bill providing for the examination of claims for Indian depredations in the Territory of New Mexico;

H. R. 195. A bill to confirm certain land claims in the Territory of New Mexico;

H. R. 196. Á bill annexing the county of El Paso, in the State of

Texas, to the collection district of Paso del Norte, in the Territory of New Mexico;

H. R. 197. A bill providing for a geological survey of the Territory of New Mexico;

H. R. 198. A bill making appropriation for the completion of the capitol building of the Territory of New Mexico;

A. R. 199. A bill making appropriations for the completion of the penitentiary of the Territory of New Mexico;

H. R. 200. A bill for the completion of the military road from Fort Union to Santa Fe, New Mexico;

H. R. 201. A bill providing for the construction of four bridges across the Rio Grande, in the Territory of New Mexico;

H. R. 202. A bill to organize the Territory of Nevada; which were severally read a first and second time, and referred as follows:

H. R. 192, 198, 199, and 202, to the Committee on the Territories.
H. R. 193, to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.
H. R. 194, to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
H. R. 195, to the Committee on Private Land Claims.
H. R. 196 and 197, to the Committee on Commerce.
H. R. 200 and 201, to the Committee on Military Affairs.
By Mr. Parrott: Bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 203. A bill to enable the trustees of the Bluemont College to pre-empt a certain quarter section of land, and for other purposes;

H. R. 204. A bill to create an additional land district in the Territory of Kansas;

H. R. 205. A bill making appropriations for a public hospital at Fort Leavenworth, in Kansas Territory;

H. R. 206. A bill granting lands to the Territory of Kansas, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of railroads therein named;

H. R. 207. A bill to repeal an act entitled “An act to admit the State of Kansas into the Union;"

H. R. 208. A bill to afford relief to settlers on the Miami lands in Kansas Territory; which were severally read a first and second time, and referred as follows:

H. R. 203, 204, and 206, to the Committee on Public Lands.
H. R. 205, to the Committee on Military Affairs.
H. R. 207, to the Committee on the Territories.
H. R. 208, to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
By Mr. Estabrook: Bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 209. A bill to enable the people of the Territory of Nebraska to form a constitution and State government, and for the admission of such State into the Union; and

H. R. 210. A bill to grant lands in the Territory of Nebraska, for the construction of certain railroads therein; which were severally read a first and second time, and referred as follows, viz:

H. R. 209, to the Committee on the Territories.
H. R. 210, to the Committee on Public Lands.

Also, by unanimous consent, presented the memorial of J. F. Tracey and others, for a grant of land for the establishment of an orphan asylum for the benefit of the Indian tribes in the Territory of Nebraska; which was referred to the Committee on Indian "Affairs.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of further legislation concerning the time within which merchant vessels may be discharged of their cargo after entry at the port of discharge, and to report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Campbell presented the memorial of Samuel G. Daily, contesting the election of Experience Estabrook, as a delegate from the Territory of Nebraska; which was referred to the Committee of Elections, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Morse, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Navy be requested to communicate to this House the report of the board of naval officers directed, sometime during the year 1859, to inquire into the abuses of the navy yards.

Mr. Florence moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the resolutions submitted by Mr. Sherman this day were referred to the Committee on Expenditures in the Navy Department.

The said motion was passed over for the present. Mr. E. Joy Morris introduced a bill (H. R. 211) for the repair of the United States ship-piers at Chester, New Castle, and Port Penn, on the Delaware river; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Notices were given, under the rule of motions, for leave to introduce bills, as follows, viz:

By Mr. Ashmore: A bill granting a pension to Major John F. Hunter.

By Mr. Fouke: A bill for the relief of Joseph W. Hilton.

By Mr. Noell: A bill to provide for the payment of horses lost in the military service of the United States.

By Mr. Van Wyck: A bill restoring the mail service on all post office routes to the same service as before it was reduced by the Postmaster General in June last.

Also, a bill to establish and construct a military and post road from West Point to Cornwall Landing, in the county of Orange, New York.

By Mr. Aldrich: A bill for the relief of Eben S. Hanscom;

Also, a bill making an appropriation for the improvement of the navigation of the Mississippi river above the mouth of the Minnesota river.

On motion of Mr. Sherman, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Ellihu B. Washburne reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and partic. ularly the annual message of the President of the United States, had come to no resolution thereon.

And then,
On motion of Mr. Bingham, at 5 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.

to threered, That the stron of the public citizens of the State

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1860. The following papers, memorials, and petitions, were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the 24th rule of the House, to wit:

By Mr. John Cochrane: The papers relating to the claim for land of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

By Mr. Parrott: The memorial of citizens of the Territory of Kansas, asking a grant of land for the construction of a railroad from White Cloud to Fort Kearny.

By Mr. Farnsworth: The petition of citizens of the State of Illinois, relative to the disposition of the public lands.

Ordered, That the said papers, memorial, and petition be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

By Mr. John Cochrane: Additional papers in the case of the memorial of S. S. Wood and W. P. Kirkland, relative to the bombardment of Greytown; which were referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

By Mr. Woodson: The petition of M. M. Marmaduke and othersheretofore referred February 9, 1858; which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

By Mr. Ferry: The petition of James Sanford-heretofore referred March 15, 1858; which was referred to the Committee on Patents.

By Mr. Wade: The petition of John Byrns-heretofore referred January 7, 1859.

By Mr. Burch: The petition of Julius Martin—heretofore referred December 13, 1858.

By Mr. Wade: The petition of Harriet B. Howe—heretofore referred February 16, 1858.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Burnett: The memorial of the medical faculty of the District of Columbia, asking the establishment of a general hospital in the city of Washington.

By Mr. Houston: The memorial of the Provident Association of Clerks-heretofore referred January 6, 1859.

Ordered, That the said memorials be referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

By Mr. Florence: The petition of W. W. Hubbell—heretofore referred December 15, 1845;

Also, the memorial of the master workmen of the Philadelphia navy yard, praying increase of compensation, and the passage of a law constituting them permanent officers.

By Mr. James Craig: The memorial of Samuel B. Elliott-heretofore referred March 22, 1858.

By Mr. Marston: The petition of the clerks in the navy yard at

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