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S. R. 23. Joint resolution to provide for straightening the eastern boundary line of the naval hospital lands at New York.

Resolved, That the said bills and resolution pass, and that their respective titles be as aforesaid.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

The engrossed bill (S. 3) granting the right of way to the State of Missouri, and a portion of the public lands to aid in the construction of a railroad from Hannibal to St. Joseph, in said State, was read a third time, and the title was amended.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be, “An act granting the right of way to the State of Missouri, and a portion of the public lands, to aid in the construction of certain railroads in that State.”

The engrossed bill (S. 121) granting to the State of Arkansas the right of way, and a portion of the public lands, to aid in the construction of the Arkansas central railroad, from a point on the western bank of the Mississippi river, opposite the town of Memphis, Tennessee, by the way of Little Rock, to a point on Red river, on the border of Texas, was read a third time.

On motion by Mr. Borland, the bill was amended, by unanimous consent, by inserting at the end of the third section, the following: which lands shall, from time to time, be offered at public sale, to the highest bilder, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, and shall not be subject to entry until they shall have been so offered at public sale.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be, "An act granting to the State of Arkansas the right of way, and a portion of the public lands, to aid in the construction of railroads in that State.”

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the Ilouse of Representatives therein.

Á message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Forney, their Clerk:

Mr. President: The Ilouse of Representatives agree to the report of the Committee of Conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the bill (S. 146) to make land warrants assignable, and for other purposes.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the resolution (S. 13) re-affirming the cloctrine of non-intervention; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Soulé, Ordered, That the further consideration thercof be postponed to Monday next.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee of Conference on the disagreeing votes of the two hourses, on the hill (S. 146) to make land warrants assignable, and for other purposes; and,

On motion by VIr. Shields, Resolved, That they agree thereto, and that the bill be amended accordingly.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1852.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the following bills:

II. R. 139. An act to authorize the issuing of a register to the brig America;

H. R. 142. An act to authorize the issuing of a register to the ship Kossuth; and no amendment being made, they were reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That they pass to a third reading.
The said bills were read the third time.
Resolved, That they pass.
Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill (S. 80) for the relief of Thomas II. Leggett; and,

On motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to Friday next.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideratia of the bill (S. 147) for the relief of Ira Day, of Vermont; and,

On motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to Friday next.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (5. 180) for the relief of Joseph II. D. Bowmar; and,

On motion by Mr. Atchison, Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (H. R. 141) for the benefit of the Carmelite Nunnery, of Baltimore; and.

On motion by Mr. Mason. Orilered, That the farther consideration thereof be postponed to Friday next.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 179) for the relief of St. John's church, in the city of Washingion; and, having been amended, it was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concured in.

Ordered, That this bill be engrossed and read a third time.

The following bills were severally read the second time and considered, as in Cominittee of the Whole:

S. 163. Bill for the relief of G. Thomas Howard ;
S. 181. Bill for the relief of William C. Easton ;

S. 186. Bill for the relief of Bryan Callaghan; and no amendment being madle, they were reported to the Senate. ürüer, That they le engrossed and read a third time.

On motion by Mr. Atchison,
Orilered, That when the Senate adjourn, it be to Monday next.

On motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, That leave be granted to withdraw the petition of the legal representatives of Charles Porterfield, deceased.

On motion by Mr. Jones, of Iowa, Ordered, That Samuel Crapin have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

Mr. Weller submitted the following resolution ; which was consivered, by unanimous consent, and agreed to:

Piesolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be directed to report as sc'n as practicable to the Senate

First. Copies of all instructions given to the commissioner appointed to fun and mark the boundary line between the United States and Mexico, together with all correspondence in relation to said boundary not yet submitted to the Senate;

Second. The number and names of persons employed upon said work;

Third. The amount of money disbursed, and the manner in which exprended, by the present coiomissioner;

Pourth. The probable ainount of money negessary to finish said work.
After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, MARCH 22, 1832.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Navy, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the

Senate, information in relation to contracts for the transportation of the i wuls by steamships between New York and California.

Ordered, That it be printed.

The President pro tempore laid before the Senate a petition of in'ıabitants of Washington county, Pennsylvania, praying that the transportation of the mails on Sunday may be prohibited by law; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Seward presented the petition of the heirs of Andrew Fink, an offier in the revolutionary war, praying commutation pay; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Seward presented a petition of citizens of Albany, New York, praying that the bill giving further remedies to patentees may become a low; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Seward presented three petitions of citizens of New York, praying so extension of Woodworth's patent for a planing-machine; which were referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Seward presented a petition of citizens of the United States, praying that the public lands may be transferred to the States on condition of their being granted to actual settlers free of cost; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Seward submitted a communication from Lewis II. Sanford, requestng that copies of the journals and documents of Congress, and of the laws, may be furnished to the library of the Faculty of Advocates and the library of the University of Edinburgh ; which was referred to the Committee on

Mr. Geyer presented a petition of citizens of St. Louis county, Missouri, pomonstrating against the further extension of Woodworth's patentafor a

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planing-machine; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office. Mr. Miller presented a petition of the owners and masters of vessels

, residing in the counties of Atlantic and Cape May, New Jersey, praying that buoys may be placed in the new inlet of Great Egg harbor and in Hereford inlet; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Fish presented four petitions of citizens of New York, praying an extension of Woodworth's patent for a planing-machine; which were referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Fish presented a petition of citizens of West Troy, New York, praying that the bill giving further remedies to patentees may become a law; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Fish presented the petition of James T. Eels, praying a pension for the services of his father in the revolutionary war; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Fish presented a petition of merchants, ship-owners, and others, of New York, praying that steam-vessels employed in carrying the United States mails may be prohibited by law from carrying freight and passengers for hire; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Mason presented the memorial of Thomas Ap C. Jones, praying to be restored to the invalid navy pension roll, and to be allowed arrears of pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mír. Mason presenter the memorial of Louisa E. Merrill, widow of Captain V. E. Merrill, praying a renewal of her pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Vr. Hamlin presented a petition of inhabitants of Brooksville, Maine, praying that a light-house may be erected at the entrance of Buch's Harbor; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Chase presented a petition of merchants and other citizens of Cincinnati, Ohio, praying that further aid may be extended to Collins's line of steamships; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Sumner presented a petition of citizens of Boston, Massachusetts, praying an extension of Woodworth's patent for a planing-machine; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Sumner presented a petition of citizens of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in favor of an extension of Woodworth's patent for a planing-machine; which was referred to the Cominittce on Patents and the Patent Office.

Vr. Sumner presented a petition of citizens of Leicester, Massachusetts, praying a reduction of the rates of ocean postage; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Felch presented a petition of merchants and other citizens of Detroit, Michigan, praying that further aid may be extended to Collins's line of steamships; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Borland presented five memorials of citizens of Arkansas, praying a grant of land to the Arkansas Central Railroad Company for the construction of a railroad from Memphis, by way of Little Rock, to the boundary of Texas.

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

Mr. Cooper presented a petition of citizens of Pennsylvania, remonstrating against the renewal of Parker's patent for improvements in waterwheels; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Cooper presented eleven petitions of citizens of Pennsylvania, remonstrating against the further extension of Woolworth's patent for a planing-machine; which were referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Mr. Cooper presented four memorials of citizens of Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, praying an extension of Woodworth’s patent for a planingmachine ; which were referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Ofice.

Mr. Cooper presented four petitions of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying a modification of the tariff'; which were referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Cooper presented the memorial of Theodore Whitney, praying permission to change the location of a land warrant; which was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Cooper submitted a communication from Henry M. Weaver and E. S. Hendrickson, in relation to an increase of the duty on cigars; whieh was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Cooper presented the memorial of John A. McGregor, one of the heirs of William McGregor, praying payment of a balance due on account of the services of his late father in the revolutionary war; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Cooper presented a memorial of citizens of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, praying the construction of a ship canal around the falls of St. Mary's river; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Cooper presented a memorial of citizens of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, praying an appropriation for the erection of beacon-lights at the entrance of Lake Superior, through the straits of St. Marie; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Cooper presented the memorial of Charles Boughter and others, creditors of the late republic of Texas, praying the enactment of a law to enable them to obtain payment of their claims at the treasury; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Cooper presented a memorial of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying a declaration by Congress of the doctrine of non-intervention, and the adoption of measures to prevent its infraction; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Cooper presented a memorial of assistant marshals for taking the seventh census in the city and county of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, praying additional compensation ; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Cooper presented a memorial of citizens of Germantown, Pennsylvania, praying a modification of the bounty land law; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Cooper presented a resolution of the legislature of Pennsylvania, in favor of the establishment of a navy-yard and dry-dock on the lake frontier; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Davis presented a petition of citizens of Worcester, Massachusetts, reconstrating against the further extension of Woodworth's patent for a

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