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grace decline.

"Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives Ohio does this, and commits us to nothing more; resumed the chair, the chairman of the committee of the United States in Congress assembled, That the Con- and I will vote for it with all my heart. gress of the United States, in the name and behalf of the

reported the facts, and the names of the absentees people of the United States, give to Louis Kossuth a cor

But it is said that if you receive him; as this to the House. dial welcome to the capital and to the country; and that a

resolution proposes, he will next ask your aid and A quorum being present, the committee resumed copy of this resolution be transınitted to him by the Presi- intervention in the affairs of Hungary. Be it so. its session. dent of the United States."

Will it be a crime in Kossuth to ask our aid? I Mr. CABELL, of Florida, moved that the Where did this demonstration in favor of Kos- think not. He has a right to ask, as we have a committee rise. suth originate? It was not a Democratic meas- right to grant, or to withhold, as we may judge Mr. WALSH moved to amend the motion by ure, nor a Whig measure; but a measure of the fitting and proper, when the demand or request is adding, "with instructions to report the resolu. National Executive of the Secretary of State, presented. And I ask how we will be in any tion to the House." who controls the foreign affairs of the country, worse condition to refuse his request, after we have The CHAIRMAN ruled the amendment out of and who first suggested that we should pass a received him with that hospitality and those civili- order. joint resolution welcoming Louis Kossuth to the ties, which seem called for by the invitation which Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia, demanded tellcapital and the country:

has brought him here. If you invite a man to ers on the motion that the committee rise. In compliance with the invitation tendered him

your house, you receive him when he comes, with Tellers were ordered; and Messrs. Snow, and by Congress in this joint resolution, Kossuth cordial courtesy; and if he afterwards presents an Johnson of Tennessee, appointed. presents himself in this capital. Now, the plain unreasonable request, or one which you do not The question being then taken, tellers reported question is, Will you recall, or will you fulfill the think proper to concede, you may then with better | ayes 15, noes 74; no quorum voting. invitation you have given him? Are you now

The roll was called. doubtful of his worth and merits? And had you It has been imputed, as an offence, to Kossuth, The committee rose, and the Speaker having not the same data, by which to judge of his worth that he has appealed from the Government to the resumed the chair, the chairman of the committee and merits, before you gave him this invitation, people. I do not so understand him. In contrast- reported that the Committee of the Whole on the as now? My colleague on my right (Mr. Ewing) ing the Governments of Europe with that of the state of the Union, having caused the roll to be fears that this tends to intervention in the affairs United States—a contrast drawn from him by the called, had found itself without a quorum. of Europe, and asks where are we to stop? I an- excitement of the warm reception with which his Mr. ASHE moved that the House adjourn. swer, that the question of intervention or non- landing in America was greeted by the people—he Mr. STANTON, of Tennessee, inquired if a intervention is not before us. It will be time has said that here the people are sovereign, as motion for a call of the House would not take enough to decide that question when it arises. they should be, and as he wishes to see them in precedence of the motion to adjourn? The question now presented, and the only ques- his own country. In declaring that the people The SPEAKER ruled that it would not. tion, is, shall we fulfill the reasonable expectations are the true sovereigns, I understand him as Mr. TOWNSHEND called for the yeas and created by our own previous action? Having in- declaring his assent to that principle of our Gov- | nays; and they were ordered. vited Kossuth to come to the capital, shall we ernment, which he wishes to see 'introduced into

The question being then taken, it was decided receive him and treat him with courtesy, now his own country. Has not every member of this in the negative-yeas 54, nays 88; as follows: that he has accepted our invitation? And shall House, in his canvassing, used the same language,

YEAS-Messrs. Aiken, Ashe, Averett, Thos. H. Bayly, we, by so doing, express our sympathy for the and in the same spirit, when addressing the Barrere, Bocock, Bowie, Brooks, Albert G. Brown, E. C. progress of liberal institutions and resublicanism people? If so, did they mean any offence to the Cabell, Caldwell, Lewis D. Campbell, Churchwell, Cobb, in Europe, of which he is the representative?, I people or to the Government? If not, why take

Cullom, Dockery, Edmundson, Ewing, Fitch, Goodenow, do not intend to contribute in any way to involve | exception to the same language when spoken by

Hall, Hammond, Harper, Isham G. Harris, Haven, Hen

dricks, Hillyer, Jackson, Andrew Johnson, James Johnmy country in a war, for the propagation of the Kossuth? For my part, being well convinced son, George W. Jones, Kuhns, Landry, Lockbart, Humdoctrines advocated by Kossuth. Yet I see no that he intended no offence, I will not captiously phrey Marshall, Martin, McMullin, Meacham, Miller, John reason why we should not give him and his cause take offence. It is also urged that we offered him

Moore, Morehead, Murphy, Porter, Powell, Savage, Scherthe moral influence of our countenance and sym- an asylum; that we invited him to become a resi

merhorn, Scurry, Smith, Stanly, Alexander H. Stephens,

Taylor, Venable, Watkins, and Williams-54. pathy, by receiving him with the civility and po- | dent amongst us; and that we ought not to receive NAYS-Messrs. Willis Allen, Allison, Babcock, Bartliteness due to our own self-respect. The law of him because he comes, not to reside, but as a lett, Bell, Bissell, John H. Boyd, Breckenridge, Brenton, nations does not forbid the exercise of such hospi- || transient visitor. But if you invite a person to

Briggs, Buell, Busby, Joseph Cable, Cartter, Chapman, tality, nor the expression of our sympathies for take up his abode with you, and he comes to thank

Chastain, Cleveland, Clingman, Conger, George T. Davis,

John G. Davis, Dean, Doty, Durkee, Eastman, Edgerton, this distinguished man and the cause he represents. you, will you turn your back upon him, because Ficklin, Florence, Floyd, Fowler, Henry M. Fuller, Thos. The despotic powers of the world combine to he respectfully makes known that his circum- J. D. Fuller, Gaylord, Gentry, Giddings, Gilmore, Gorman, maintain and uphold their doctrines, and why stances prevent his accepting your kind offer?

Green, Grow, Henn, Horsford, John W. Howe, Thomas should we hesitate to give the moral influence of

M. Howe, Ingersoll, Ives, John Johnson, Robert W. JohnWe do not do so in Kentucky. No, sir. Con- son, Daniel T. Jones, Preston King, Letcher, Mace, Mann, our sympathy to the cause of liberal and republi- | gress invited Kossuth to come to America. On Millson, Molony, Nabers, Newton, Peaslee, Penniman, can institutions, or to extend to their representa- his arrival, the President received him as the na- Perkins, Rantoul, Robie, Robinson, Sackett, Scudder, Dative the civilities to which we are commitied? To tion's guest, with a national salute. Congress

vid L. Seymour, Origen S. Seymour, Skelton, Smart, my colleagues, who differ from me on this ques

Snow, Benjamin Stanton, Frederick P. Stanton, Richard has since invited him to the capital; and since he H. Stanton, Stratton, Stuart, Sutherland, Sweetser, George tion, I say that the people of Kentucky would has come on that invitation, I, for my part, will W. Thompson, Thurston, Townshend, Tuck, Walbridge, not hesitate to do so, fully, frankly, heartily, receive him in the manner which I think our pre

Walsh, Ward, Washburn, Welch, Addison White, wil and gracefully, as the occasion demands. vious action requires—with the cordial sympathy

drick, and Yates—88. Sir, Louis Kossuth, as the great apostle of lib- | due to his cause, with the honors due to him as

So the House refused to adjourn. erty, as the representative of those who advocate its representative, and with the polite courtesy and Before the above result was announcedliberal principles in Europe, as a martyr to those generous hospitality for which the American peo- Mr. GENTRY asked the unanimous consent principles, and an exile from his own dear Hun-ple are distinguished, and none more than the peo- of the House to propound a question to the Chair. gary, would be greeted nowhere with a more cor- ple of the State which I have the honor in part to I simply wish to know whether it will be in order dial and whole-souled welcome, than in Kentucky. || represent.

for me to move, provided the House does not adTo my colleagues who oppose this resolution Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia, demanded tellers 1 journ, that the Committee of the Whole be dis(Messrs. MARSHALL and EwING) I will suppose on Mr. Yates's amendment; which were ordered; charged from the further consideration of the resthis case: They unite in an invitation to a distin- and Messrs. Averett and Fowler appointed. olution, and instructed to report that resolution guished but unfortunate individual, a citizen of The question was then taken, and the tellers forth with to the House without amendment? another State of this Union, or, if they please, of reported-ayes 6, noes 90. No quorum voting. The SPEAKER. It can be done by unania foreign government, to come and make his home (Loud cries of “Call the roll!")

mous consent. in Kentucky. They send their “coach and four” Mr. HARRIS, of Alabama, inquired if a mo- Mr. VENABLE. I object. to bring him to the State. He arrives. They |tion that the committee do now rise was in order. (Cries of “Go on!” “Go on!”] again unite in a joint note, bidding him welcome The CHAIRMAN replied that the motion would Mr. GENTRY. I do not claim the right of to the State, and to their houses. He so conducts not be in order, as the rule required that when the debate, but only ask the permission of the himself that he is received in every town and city || committee found itself without a quorum the roll Housewith the greatest enthusiasm, with every token of should be called.

(Cries of “Order !" "Order!” “Go on!” “Go the highest appreciation, and he is escorted by The roll was then called, and the committee on!” from numerous members.) committees from town to town, till he reaches the rose, and the Speaker having resumed the chair, Mr. GENTRY. I was about to remarkdoors of my two colleagues. Would they then the chairman of the committee reported the facts (Cries of “ Order !” “ Order!'' say to their families and friends, “Sit still, be to the House, with the names of the absentees. The SPEAKER. Objection being made, the quiet, don't move; I won't invite this man in, nor A quorum being now present, the committee gentleman cannot proceed. introduce him to my household, for fear he may resumed its session.

The SPEAKER. There being a quorum presnext ask for a loan of money, or some new favor; Mr. HARRIS, of Alabama, moved that the ent, the chairman of the committee (Mr. Jones, or lest he may not behave like a gentleman, and committee rise.

of Tennessee] will resume the chair. That is the act in all respects with propriety." Is this Ken- Mr. CARTTER demanded tellers; which were order of business under the rules. tucky hospitality? No, sir; no. After such invi- | ordered, and Messrs. OrR and Fowler were ap- The Chairman resumed the chair, and an. tations and antecedents, a Kentuckian would meet pointed.

nounced that the question before the committee was the stranger at the door; would do it handsomely; The question was then taken, and decided in the amendment of the gentleman from Illinois would take him cordially by the hand, and ex- the negative-ayes 50, noes 74.

[Mr. YATEs] to the amendment of the gentleman elaim, “Welcome, sir, thrice welcome to these So the committee refused to rise.

from Tennessee, (Mr. CHURCHWELL.] halls. Allow me the pleasure of introducing you The question was next again taken on Mr. Mr. CABELL, of Florida. The question beto my family and friends." This much is due Yates's amendment; and the tellers reported fore the committee was on the motion io rise. from this House to the distinguished patriot and ayes 2, noes 77. No quorum voting.

The CHAIRMAN. The gentleman from exile, who now stands at our door-our own in- So the roll was again called.

Florida correct. Upon this question tellers vited guest. The resolution of the gentleman from The committee rose, and the Speaker having had been ordered, and when they had reported,


it was ascertained that no quorum was present. The SPEAKER. We are under an order of with Mexico; which was referred to the CommitThe tellers will resume their places. the House for a call of this House.

tee on Pensions. Mr. GORMAN. I beg to remark that I believe Mr. JOHNSON. I move that all further pro- Mr. GWIN presented two petitions of citizens the question before the committee was upon the ceeding upon the call of the House be suspended. of San Francisco, California, praying the estabmotion that the committee rise, and that the in- il Mr. STEPHENS. I demand the yeas and lishment of a branch of the Mint of the United flexibility of the opposition is such that every one nays upon that motion.

States at that place; which were ordered to lie on must perreive, if they are determined to hold out, Mr. ORR. I rise to a question of order. It is, the table. it is out of the question to pass this resolution to- that no proceedings have been had since the call Mr. DAVIS presented the petition of William night. Gentlemen will remember a similar scene of the House, and it is not in order to make such Blodgett, a revolutionary pensioner, praying an upon the California question during the last Con- a motion


increase of pension; which was referred to the gress, and the amount of time consumed in five The SPEAKER. It is competent for the House Committee on Pensions. minute speeches. And in this case, unless gentle | at any time to rescind its order.

Mr. BORLAND presented the petition of the men want to make five minute speeches, I insist The yeas and nays were ordered.

late and present land officers at Washington, Arthat the committee do rise.

Mr. JOHNSON. I withdraw my motion. kansas, praying compensation for services in The tellers, Messrs. Brown of Mississippi, and Mr. CARTTER. Is it in order to make a mo- making entries of land under bounty land warChapman, having resumed their places, the question to adjourn?

rants; which was ordered to lie on the table. tion was taken on the motion that the committee The SPEAKER. It is.

Mr. FELCH presented the petition of Elvira rise, and the tellers reported—ayes 62, noes 74. Mr. SWEETSER. I rise to a question of or- F. Smith, widow of an Army officer, praying a So the committee refused to rise. der.

continuance of her pension; which was referred The question recurring upon the amendment to Mr. CARTTER. I have the floor.

to the Committee on Pensions. the amendment,

The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Ohio Also, the petition of the administrators of John Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia, demanded tell | [Mr. Cartter) has the floor.

Anderson, praying remuneration for property deers; which were ordered, and Messrs. GILMORE Mr. CARTTER. I move that the House do || stroyed by the enemy during the last war with and CABELL were appointed. now adjourn.

Great Britain; which, with the documents on the The question was then taken, and the tellers The question was taken, and the motion was files of the Senate relating to the claim, was rereported—aye 1, noes 75; no quorum voting: agreed to.

ferred to the Committee of Claims, Cries, "Call the roll!” “Call the roll!"] So the House, at ten p. m., adjourned to Friday. Also, the petition of Hiram McCarty, praying, The roll was then called, and the committee

indemnity for the confiscation of the property of rose, and the Speaker having resumed the chair,


his late father by the British authorities in Upper the chairman of the committee reported that the The following memorials, petitions, &c., were presented Canada, in consequence of his adhering to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union under the rule, and referred to the appropriate committees : American cause in the last war with Great Britain; having found itself without a quorum, caused the

By Mr. JOHN W. HOWE: The petition of John Gilfi!- which was referred to the Committee of Claims. roll to be called, and instructed him to report the

lin and 65 others, citizens of Lawrence county, Pennsylva- Also, the petition of William Woodbridge and

nia, praying Congress to pass a law making land warrants facts to the House with the names of the absent- under the act of 1850 assignable.

Henry Chipman, late judges of the United States By Mr. APPLETON, of Maine: The petition of citizens in the Michigan Territory, praying compensation There being no quorum present,

of Portland, in the State of Maine, for an appropriation to for services rendered by them which did not

build a marine hospital. Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia, moved a call of

properly belong to their office; which was referred

Also, petitions of citizens of Bangor and Eastport, in said the House; wbich motion was agreed to. State, for an appropriation to build a breakwaier at Rich

io the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. STANLY. I move that the House do mond's Igland.

Mr. DODGE, of Wisconsin, presented a petinow adjourn.

By Mr. ALLISON: The petition of Elizabeth Swagers, tion of citizens of Wisconsin, praying that so Mr. WILDRICK called for the yeas and nays

widow of George Swagers, a soldier of the revolutionary much of the land contained in the Fort Howard

war, for a pension. on that motion; which were ordered,

By Mr. MARSHALL, of Kentucky: The memorial of military reservation as is not required for military The question was then taken, and the House the General Council of Louisville, for the purchase of the purposes may be surveyed and brought into mar. refused to adjourn-yeas 61, nays 77; as folLouisville and Portland Canal.

ket; which was referred to the Committee on Pub. lows:

By Mr. McDONALD: The petition of Enoch Burt and lic Lands.

others, asking for compensation for inventing an important YEAS–Messrs. Abercrombie, Aiken, William Appleimprovement in the art of weaving by power.

Also, the petition of James Edi, praying the tim, Ashe, Averett, Thomas H. Bayly, Barrere, Bocock,

By Mr. GORMAN: The memorial of the heirs of Colonel establishment of an Agricultural Bureau; which Bowie, Brenton, Albert G. Brown, Burrows, E. Carring.

Francis Vigo, for advances made to the United States during was referred to the Committee on Agriculture. tos Cabell, Caldwell, Lewis D. Campbell, Churchwell,

the campaign of General George Rogers Clark. Cobb, Cullom, Dockery, Edmundson, Ewing, Fitch, FreeBy Mr. SCHERMERHORN: The petiuon of H. N. Cur

Mr. WALKER presented a petition of citizens san, Gentry, Goodenow, Gorman, Grey, Hall, Hammond,

tis and 35 other citizens of Rochester, New York, praying of Wisconsin, praying a grant of public land to Harper, Isbam G. Harris, Haven, Hendricks, Hillyer, An

for the passage of a law for the protection of Ainerican pai- that State, to aid in the construction of a railroad drew Johnson, James Johnson, Robert W. Johnson, George

entees against the violation of their rights in the neighbor- from Milwaukie to the Mississippi river; which W. Jones, Kubns, Landry, Locklart, Humphrey Marshall, ing province of Canada.

was referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Martin, McMullen, Miller, Millson, John Moore, Morcwad, Murphy, Powell, Riddle, Savage, Schermerhorn,


Mr. SEBASTIAN presented the petition of Bearry. Emith, Stanly, Alexander H. Stephens, Taylor, Peake, Watkins, and Williams-61. By Mr. MACE: A bill to grant a right of way for a rail.

Edward Holt, praying permission to enter a quarVATS_Messrs. Willis Allen, Allison, Babcock, Bart

road from Springfield, Illinois, to Toledr, Obio, via La- ter section of land, lying in a military reservation, let, Bersell, Bowne, Briggs, Buell, Joseph Cable, Cartter,

fayette and Delphi, Indiana, and making a grant of land to on which he has made improvements; which was

said States to aid in the construction of such road. Chapman, Chastain, Cleveland, Clingman, Cosger, John

referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. 6. Davis, Dean, Doty, Durkee, Eastman, Edgerton, Fick

Mr. UNDERWOOD. I have received a petiin, Florence, Floyd, Fowler, Henry M. Fuller, Gaylord,


tion from William T. Finch, of St. Louis, which Giddings, Gilinore, Green, Grow, Hascall, Henn, Horsford, Jokin W. Howe, Thomas M. Howe, Ingersoll, Ives, John

FRIDAY, January 2, 1852.

is of a rather extraordinary character. He repreJøbnson, Daniel T. Jones, Preston King, Leicher, Mace, Prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. C. M. BUTLER. sents that he feels that he is destined, in the proviMann, Meacham, Molony, Newton, Peaslee, Penniman,

dence of God, to fulfill a destiny. He says that Perkins, Porter, Rantoul, Robie, Sacket, Scudder, David

EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATION. L. Seymour, kelton, Smart, Snow, Benjamin Stanton,

he has been engaged during the whole course of

The following message was received from the his life in the cause of human progress and adFrederick P. Stanton, Richard H. Stanton, Stratton, Stuart, Sweatser, George W. Thompson, Thurston, Townshend, President of the United States:

vancement. He says that, unfortunately, he has Tuck, Walbridge, Walsh, Ward,' Washburn, Welch, AdTo the Senate of the United States :

not met with that success in his efforts which his dson White, Wildrick, and Yates—77.

I transmit herewith a copy of a letter of the 26th instant, addressed 10 the Secretary of State by the contractors for

cause deserves. In this petition he evidently takes Mr. FOWLER. I move that the House re- paying the next installment due to Mexico, pursuant to the

the side of “intervention" as his doctrine, and solve itself into the Committee of the Whole on treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, representing the necessity of would go so far as to extend it throughout the the state of the Union, for the purpose of taking

an immediate appropriation by Congress of the money ne-

world. He prays that Congress would take his up the subject under consideration at its last sitcessary for that purpose.

memorial into their consideration, and that they The message was read, and it was

would put him upon the same footing as other The SPEAKER. The House has already or

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Fi

foreign refugees are placed who come into the Unidered that there shall be a call of the House, and


ted States; that they would give him a tract of it is the duty of the Chair to direct the roll to be

land, and make a special provision to that effect, called.

Mr. DOWNS presented the petition of Richard

in the bill which he understands is now before Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. The yeas and King, praying to be allowed to enter certain land nays were called upon that question. within the "Maison Rouge Grant," upon the

Congress for granting lands to foreign refugees.

He further states, that if this cannot be done withterms allowed by the act of the last session of The SPEAKER. The Chair did not so under. Congress for the relief of purchasers of land

out prejudice to the presidential election of 1852, stand it. within that grant; which was referred to the Com- sympathies of this body. I move that this mem

he prays that he may at least have the warmest Mr. STEPHENS. I had just risen, when themittee on Private Land Claims. motion was made to adjourn, to call for the yeas

orial' be referred to the Committee on Public

Mr. SHIELDS presented the petition of Samand nays, when the gentleman upon my right uel Noah, praying compensation for services dur

Lands. [Mr. Clingman) called for them. The Chair said ing the last war with Great Britain; which was

The memorial was so referred. it was too late. "I raise this point of order. It is referred to the Committee of Claims.

MEXICAN CLAIMS. never too late to call for the yeas and nays, be- Also, the petition of officers of the Army sta- Mr. DOWNS. Mr. President, I have in my cause it is a constitutional right.

tioned at Fort Laramie, praying an increase of hand one of several memorials of persons claimThe SPEAKER: There is no doubt that it is compensation; which was referred to the Commit- ing indemnities for losses sustained in Mexico. A constitutional right, but it is too late to call the tee on Military Affairs.

They represent that their claims were presented to yeas and nays upon a question that has passed. Also, the petition of Maria Davis, praying a a former, as well as to the late Board of Mexican

Mr. JOHNSON, of Arkansas. Is the call still pension and bounty land in consideration of the Claims; and some of them allege that their claims in force?

services of her son, Thomas Davie, in the late war were entirely rejected by the late Board, although


they had been approved by the previous Board. me, from an association known and styled as the better than the present. If we are to change the Others, again, state that their claims have been “ Industrial Congress of the city of New York," foreign policy of this country at this time, let us greatly reduced, and set forth that, in consequence with a request that I would present it to the Senate. do it now; but, on the other hand, if we are deterof this reduction, injustice has been done to them This memorial asks for the recall of the United mined not to do so, let us announce it at once. by the Board of Commissioners; that, by the States Minister from France, and the suspension What committee, then, can more appropriately course which the Government of the United States of all diplomatic intercourse with the Government make a report upon this subject than the Comhas taken with Mexico, in relieving that country of that country. I present this memorial as I would mittee on Foreign Relations? Now I am desirous from all of these claims, it has become bound to present any other which might be transmitted to that this should be done. If it is desired that this do them justice, and they ask that another Board me with a request that I would present it. I will || question should be discussed, let it go before the may be organized, or some other mode adopted, ask that it may be read. I do not know whether American people, and let it be thus determined by which the justice of these claims may be ascer- in consequence of its being read, it will go into the whether we shall take part in the strife and wars tained, and payment of them made, if they are public journals of the day or not, but it is desired of other countries, or abide by the course which, found to be just. I feel a good deal at a loss to by the memorialists, in a letter accompanying the in this respect, we have pursued since the first know what ought to be done in cases of this kind. | memorial, that it should do so.

foundation of the Government. I trust that this I understand that there are a great many of them The memorial was then read, as follows: reference may be made, and that that committee besides those that have been intrusted to my care. To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

will report upon the subject. I hope the Senate They ask for an investigation of the matter by the

States in Congress assembled :

will not lay the memorial upon the table. Senate. They desire the appointment of a comThe Industrial Congress of the city of New York, in view

Mr. WALKER. I should regret exceedingly mittee, with power to send for persons and papers. of the late tyrannical and unpardonable conduct of Louis if the introduction of this memorial should at this I entertained some doubt whether this was a prop- Napoleon Bonaparte, President of the French Republic, time give rise to any discussion. I certainly iner subject for the investigation of this body; but I

respectiully pray your honorable bodies immediately to re-
call Hon. William C. Rives, your Minister to France, and

troduced it with no such expectation, no such debecame convinced that there was proprieiy in it, the suspension, on the part of our Government, of all sire, no such design. I perhaps know more of since the object of the memorialists is not to make diplomatic and commercial relations with that Power. The the association whence this memorial comes than any criminal charge against the Commissioners, Industrial Congress is not insensible of the importance and most of the Senators who have spoken in refer. bui simply to have a reinvestigation of their claims, responsibility that would naturally attach to the assuming of the position herein recommended. It well knows the tact,

ence to it. I believe it is constituted of a class of in order that the facts may be ascertained, and the however, that the United States Governinent was the first men to whom respect should be shown—that is, if question be presented and decided, whether the to acknowledge the Republic of France. This recognition respect is to be shown in the Republic of the Government of the United States will feel itself was manifested on the ground that the people of that unfor- United States to what constitutes the laboring

tunate nation had become wearied of the form of governbound to pay these claims beyond the amount of ment under wbich they so long had lived, and had risen in

and mechanical portion of the country. This asindemnity stipulated in the late treaty with Mexi

their majesty, and established a Democratic government. sociation, termed the “ Industrial Congress of co. It is suggested by some of the memorialists, Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, he whom the French people New York,” is chiefly composed of that class of that the three millions stipulated for the payment Presidency of the Republic, has proved treacherous to the

men-not all of whom it is true-who are under of these indemnities has not yet been exhausted, trust reposed in him; he bas violated and trampled under

the necessity of laboring for a livelihood. Some so that there is yet a fund remaining, out of which foot the constitution he had solemnly sworn to support, and of them, I am aware, by their labors, have acsome of these claims at least can be paid; and thus has in various ways proved recreaui to his duty, and thricequired a fortune. I believe them to be as good there is a question presented to us which we must recreant to humanity.

republicans as any who stand on this floor, and

Under these circumstances, the Industrial Congress esmeet at some time or another, whether the Govteem it not only proper, but necessary and right, that our

I should regret exceedingly that any disrespect eroment will go beyond the awards of the late Government should enter its stemest protest against the should be shoin to their memorial. I have Commission. tlagitious tyranny of the usurper Napoleon.

moved its reference to the Committee on Foreign I understand that there is a number of other

In behalf of the Industrial Congress,
H. A. GUILD, Secretary.

Relations; and I have done so with somewhat of memorials in the hands of Senators, of a similar

the motive which has been expressed by the character; and as they, like myself, feel some

Mr. W. I move that this memorial be referred

Senator from Georgia, (Mr. Dawson.] The subdoubt as to what disposition should be made of to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

ject of our conduct towards certain foreign goy. them, I will merely present these memorials now, about to offer will take precedence of the motion

Mr. MANGUM. If the motion which I am

ernments is one which is now agitating the counand move that they be laid upon the table.

try to a considerable extent. We shall undoubtThe following memorials were accordingly pre- which has just been made by the Senator from

edly have this subject fully before Congress. We sented, and laid upon the table: Wisconsin, I will move that that memorial be laid

cannot keep it out. It is one of those matters The memorial of James W. Zacharie, assignee upon the table. It proposes to reverse the entire that will come before us, and it is now a mere of Asmus C. Breedall, praying the establishment policy of the Government. of a tribunal for reviewing the decisions of the

The PRESIDENT. The motion of the Sena- || think, as the Senator from Georgia has expressed

question of time as to when we shall meet it. I late Board of Commissioners for investigating tor from North Carolina has precedence.

himself, that the present is just as good a time to clainis against Mexico.

Mr. MASON. Will the Senator from North

meet it as we shall ever see; and what committee The memorial of Edmund J. Forstall, and the Carolina withdraw his motion for a few moments ?

is better qualified to report and throw light upon memorial of Nathan C. Folger, assignee of Chas. | I will renew the motion, if the Senator desires it.

the subjeci than the Committee on Foreign RelaGuenet, representing that there is a variance be- Mr. MANGUM. Certainly. I withdraw the

tions? I am grateful to that Senator for his contween the awards made on their claims by the motion.

currence in my motion to refer this matter to that Board of Commissioners for the settlement of Mr. MASON. I understood this to be a memo- committee. I hope it will go there, and that we claims of American citizens against Mexico, and rial to the Senate, but I did not distinctly hear may have a report which the country will study praying the payment of that portion of their what was its purport.

with that interest which such a report would be claims disallowed by the said Board.

The PRESİDENT. It is a memorial from the entitled to receive. This, I think, is the better PAPERS WITHDRAWN AND REFERRED.

Industrial Society of the city of New York. way to treat this matter, and not as the Senator On motion by Mr. HAMLIN, it was

Mr. MASON. From a society called the “In- from Virginia would treat it, by rising immeOrdered, That the petition of Charles Cooper & Co., on

dustrial Congress of the city of New York”-the | diately on the bare mention of the subject in the the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of memorial of a society of which we know nothing | Senate with apparent indignation, both in his Claims.

except through newspaper reports, asking this voice and manner, and moving to lay it upon the On motion by Mr. SHIELDS, it was

Government, because of an alleged change in the table. This is not the way to receive it." I said Ordered, That the memorial of the clerks in the Adju- form of the French Government, to recall its Min- that I introduced this memorial because I had tant General's Office, on the files of the Senate, be referred

ister, under circumstances of discourtesy, without to the Committee on Military Affairs.

been especially requested to do so. That was my regard to the consequences which would certainly only motive, with the further motive of giving RECESS. On motion, it was ensue on the adoption of such a measure.

the memorial the reference I proposed, and that

Mr. President, this is from the same type that committee to which this memorial and papers Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns, it be to Mon

of which we have recently had many impres- || of a kindred character may be referred, may give day next.

sions from the same quarter of the Confederacy; us a report which may go before the country for NOTICES OF BILLS.

I had intended, when I first heard this memorial its consideration. Mr. FELCH gave notice that he should ask mentioned, to oppose any reference. I did not Mr. MANGUM. It was certainly, sir, with leave to introduce a bill granting to the State of know what reference the honorable Senator who

no purpose of treating these memorialists with Michigan the right of way and a donation of pub- | presented this memorial might ask for it, but I lic land, for the purpose of constructing a canal or had intended, without wishing to treat that paper

disrespect that I made the motion to lay the me

morial on the table. But it asks us to act conrailroad across the Peninsula of Michigan; and with any disrespect—and I do not wish to treat A bill to establish an additional land office in any paper with disrespect that may be presented

trary to the whole spirit of the Constitution and

our organization. The interposition of the voice Michigan.

here-to oppose its reference to the Committee on of the Senate in matters of this sort would be a Mr. CLARKE gave notice that he should ask Foreign Relations, chiefly with the view of showleave to introduce a joint resolution declaratory of ing that the Senate are not disposed to entertain a

violation of the policy of this Government, which

has existed from the earliest day until the present the principles of the United States Government proposition of that kind. I now renew the motion time. Sir, we shall meet these questions; we shall upon the doctrine of intervention with the internal made by the gentleman from North Carolina, that relations of other States, and reaffirming the

have them to meet. I, in my humble capacity, the memorial be laid upon the table. known settled policy of our country:

am willing to take the responsibility of meeting

Mr. DAWSON. Will the Senator from VirMr. CLEMENS gave notice that he should ask ginia withdraw that motion for a few moments ?

them at any moment. A joint resolution, of which leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled “ An act

notice has this morning been given by the Senator

Mr. MASON. I withdraw it if the Senator from Rhode Island, (Mr. CLARKE,] will bring up to provide for the appointment of a United States from Georgia wishes it.

this question distinctly; and we shall see, upon the district attorney for the northern district of Alabama."

Mr. DAWSON. This question is now fairly | vote," who are willing to stand by the ancient

presented to the Senate; and if it be desirable on || usages and principles of the Government, and who, RECALL OF OUR MINISTER TO FRANCE.

the part of any member in this body to make this on the other hand, are willing to go for foreign inMr. WALKER. A memorial has been sent to issue before the American people, no time can be li tervention with the view of propagating liberty



throughout the world. And here, sir, I can only Alabama, which has been prihted for circulation, political condition so much desired. Then they hope that our policy may not be changed. I there is the following:

might have built up free institutions, and estabfore again move, with no feeling of disrespect to “ The scene on Wednesday last in the United States lished them permanently. But, I regret to say, the memorialists, that the memorial be laid upon Senate, during the debate on the Kossuth resolution, was they failed, signally failed; and is it not to be asthe table. Should any gentleman, however, deone of peculiar interest. The Russian Minister was the

cribed to a deficiency of those moral elements distinguishing feature of the occasion. He was observed gire to speak upon the subject, I will withdraw the to pay the deepest interest to the discussion. When l'oote

which are indispensable to the maintenance of pubspoke, he looked on with that expression of contempt and lic liberty? There was an absence of that intelMr. UNDERWOOD. I desire to make a very disgust with which one of our codfish aristocracy would re- lectual discipline which prepares the public mind fer remarks.

gard a Democratic harangue from Mike Walsh. Mr. BUTLER. I desire to say a very few General Cass spoke, however, the countenance of M. Bo

to act with harmony in the attainment of great disco assumed å melancholy expression, as if touched with

objects, nor did the people seem to be able to take words. I agree with very much of what my friend a presentiment of the power of the unterrified Democracy that comprehensive view of this subject which is from North Carolina has intimated. If we are to of this country in shaping out the action of our Govern- indispensable to build up and sustain free governchange the whole mode of treating our foreign re

But there were two sides to the question ; and

ment in the place of the absolutisms which they when General Dawson, of Georgia, took the Russian side, la ions; if, instead of having a communication of the Siberian coldness of the distinguished envoy was thawed

had prostrated. It is lamentable that it is so. No this kind come through the Executive organ to the into a genial sinile of approbation. The speech of Mr. one can deplore it more than I do. Senate, it is to be introduced by any public body- Underwood, however, told with the happiest effect. Sev- But may we not learn a lesson from facts of this an irresponsible one, so far as it is known to the

eral times he lifted his hat, as if about proposing three Constitution—I do not say irresponsible so far as cheers for Underwood, but desisted, most likely, out of re

sort which may be of some importance to us? spect to the Senate.

Suppose that instead of these thrones crumbling regards their relations as citizens—if, I say, such " The fact is, the Russian Ambassador had achieved a to the earth in the manner they did, they had been communications are to be introduced into the Sen- great victory. He had heard Kossuth and his cause de

prostrated by war, overtured by the intervention Ble for the purpose of dictating to the Executive, plume himself upon the result. Why? Because, as we nounced in the American Senate, and he had occasion to

of the sword and bayonet, would the people, #bo should take the initiative in all matters of

are apprised, he had been seen in close and suspicious con- then, have been any better prepared to build up kereign relations, it will, in my opinion, change the fab with Messrs. Dawson and Underwood on the floor of and sustain free institutions? No, sir. Public whole spirit of the Constitution. the Senate the day before."

liberty ripens like the fruit upon the tree, and it is I think the more promptly we meet the subject There is not one word of truth in it, so far as I in vain to attempt to hasten it except by moral the better. What is this? A memorial from a am concerned. No such confabulation ever took and pacific means. And give me leave to say, numerous, intelligent, and I suppose a very influ- | place—no such interview ever occurred on the that whenever force and violence interfere with ential body in New York, praying that we should | Roor of the Senate, or elsewhere. It is lamenta- a view to hasten a people into the enjoyment of take a step which does not lie within our provinee. ble that letter-writers and others will flood the liberty which is not fitted for it, however patriotic la New York I have no doubt the politicians, who journals of the country with falsehoods deroga- the feeling may be, and however strong the desire are so much wiser than the Constitution, or at | tary to the character of Senators, and the charac- for the enjoyment of public liberty, it ordinarily least the usages of the Government under the ter of this body. These things go abroad. But ends in swinging from one form of absolutism into Constitution, are willing to have subjects of this for the effect this might have of being published another, and thus removing the day of deliverance kod agitated to favor their wild doctrines, for wild in the other branch of the Legislature, I would further away. Do we not see this in France now? I must call them-fourierism, socialism, &c.,- not have noticed it here, because it is useless to How long is it since the constitution, which was ruch tend to pull everything down to a level with enter into a war with an editor, who has an arsenal deliberately adopted, was overthrown and prosFiat they may conceive to be right. I do not of missives of that sort when you have none. trated in the dust in a single night? It is only a my that this is not an accurate standard, but it is Mr. DAWSON. I would not have referred to few days since we received the intelligence that a standard to which I do not choose to conform. this subject had not my friend from Kentucky that constitution is in the dust, the Executive I regard this Union as a Confederacy of organized alluded io it. I would now merely say that the Department of the Government having abolished Republics, and I believe that our conduct in refer- statement made is not true. M. Bodisco may the Legislature and returned to the imperial model. etce to it should be regulated by the Constitution. have been here, and I may have been in conver- All I wish to say at this time is, that when When we violate or disregard precedent on this sation with him, but not upon that subject; and we are treating of this subject, do not let us subject, we are prepared for a revolution ourselves; | as for the three being engaged in conversation to- delude ourselves with the idea, that force and vioand while looking out for the interests of others | gether, I have no recollection of it. I have no lence can, unaided by fitting moral and mental abroad, I think we had better take care of our- recollection of having seen M. Bodisco here the preparation, propagate free institutions. There betres at home.

day alluded to. As the Senator from Kentucky must be a preparation in the public mind for such Mr. UNDERWOOD. I concur very much in says, it is certainly a misrepresentation, or the an event. The public must have the requisite inthe views of the Senator from North Carolina, writer may have been mistaken.

telligence-it must embrace and understand the Mr. Maxgum,) and of the Senator from South Mr. DAVIS. I do not think it a matter of great subject itself, in order to enable it to execute a Carolina, (Mr. BUTLER.) But we shall have to importance as to what disposition is made of this purpose of this sort. If they have not this comDieet all these new questions, which are forcing | petition; but I agree with the remarks which have prehension, all measures of force are not only therselves before us, in some way or other, sooner been thrown out by some gentlemen, that the time wasted, subserving no efficient purpose, but are or later. I think that the sooner you meet them, | has arrived when it is, perhaps, expedient that positively injurious. I hope this subject will be the better it will be for the country. The longer there should be some discussion upon this subject, discussed and examined with calm consideration, you pastpone the combating of error, the greater and perhaps action by the Senate upon it. And I and that in the end the policy of the Government rootetor takes; and through delay the most dan- hope when it does come up it will be deliberate in which has hitherto sustained us may be vindigerous eris are more likely to spring up and

over- its character. I hope so, sir, because I think there cated. shadow the country. The question here is, What is some misapprehension as to duties which we I do not stand here to say that no case can coarse ought we to take upon the present occa- owe to ourselves and to other Governments. arise in which intervention may not be appro$? If these memorialists want Congress to in- | There is, I apprehend, an idea prevalent to some priate. I can understand that a case may arise terfere with the Executive department of the Gov- | extent-I hope not largely so--that free institu- when it may become a proper, if not the only erhibent, would it not be proper to give them an tions, republican Governments, and public liberty, remedy. I can imagine that combinations may answer through the committee, that that ought not may he created and sustained, and Governments

exist to suppress free government-combinations to be done, that the Constitution does not tolerate of ihat character built up and supported by the to overwhelm us in detail; but I see at this time s, and thus bring their attention to the very objec- l bayonet. I hold this view of the subject to be no distinct evidence of such a purpose. When sons which are made on the different sides of this utterly delusive and false. I hold that all the ex- that day comes, and come it may-when that Chamber: As the memorialists are indorsed as perience of the world is at war with that idea, and great issue is made, which is so much talked of, respectable by the Senator who has presented the that it is quite impossible by force and violence to between absolute and free governments, we know memorial, it does seem to me that the most satis- cherish and build up these principles of free gov- where we shall be. We understand what part factory answer to them-if you can reason with ernment which are the result of peaceful inquiry we shall espouse. But that day will come fast them at all, if they are not enthusiasts, with whom and an enlightened public intelligence. The pub- enough of itself, without our undertaking to hasten you cannot reason-would be to say, you are inter- | lic mind must be imbued with a just conception of it. There will be nothing gained by undertaking fering, and requesting Congress to interfere, with what political liberty is, and of the means by which to hasten it by wars and violence. On the conmatters which pertain exclusively to the Executive || it is to be enjoyed and maintained before it can be trary, much mischief may be accomplished in that

successfully established among a people. Prema- way, by arousing the very spirit we deprecate. I Mr. President, there is a temper pervading the ture efforts have and will be unavailing-war may do not wish to go into any discussion now; but I country at this time which, in my judgment, is overwhelm arbitrary power—an outbreak of in- thought this was the appropriate time to throw lamentable to the greatest degree. I feel called | dignation under oppression may break down the out the views which I have suggested. I am inupon-and it is a thing which I very seldom do- | power of the oppressor. This is neither difficult different as to what disposition is made of this to make a personal explanation, growing out of a nor uncommon, but how unfrequently such a state memorial. speech made in the other branch of this body, im- of things has proved a harbinger to public liberty! Mr. MASON. I will detain the Senate but a bodying what seems to have been published in We saw the revolutions in Europe in 1848. We few moments. I entertain the impression which one of the New York papers. It is not my habit saw the thrones of those ancient monarchies fall to I expressed when this proposition was first sprung in apply epithets upon any occasion to any body | the ground under the public breath. Almost no upon the Senate, that this memorial ought not to of any set of men. Epithets do no good. If you force, no violence, no arms were necessary to have a reference. And the first and insuperable were to take all the caustic words in all the lan- | accomplish so great and so extraordinary an event objection is, that it asks the Senate to do what it guages, living and dead, and form them into a in human progress. But what do we see now! is not competent for it to do-it asks the Senate 10 cataplasm and apply it to the gangrene souls of Why, if there had been in Europe the requisite recall a minister. I have read the petition, and it some men, you could not excite a redeeming blis- | wisdom—that just view of the subject which I hope is coram non judice. If it should be referred, the let. It is useless to apply epithets to any one. and have every reason to believe prevails through- committee could do no more than to say that it The matter to which I want to call the attention out our own land, then was the time, then was ihe was not within their jurisdiction. But I have anof the public and I do it because it has found its opportunity which every lover of liberty might other and still stronger objection, if a stronger one way into a very able speech of Mr. Smith, of l) have embraced to work out the great change in could be made to its reference. Sir, the commu


nication that takes place between nations through The bill was read, and passed to the second REGENTS OF SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION. their respective representatives is one of national reading, and the report ordered to be printed. The SPEAKER. In pursuance of the act courtesy alone, The President of the United

Mr. UNDERWOOD, from the Committee on Congress, I beg leave to announce the names States is the organ, and the only organ, of this

Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill to the following gentlemen as the Regents of tł. Confederation in that respect: When he thinks it provide for the unpaid claims of the officers and Smithsonian Institution:" Messrs. Colcock, o advisable or proper, in the discharge of his trust, | soldiers of the Virginia State and Continental South Carolina, Fitch, of Indiana, and Meacha to recommend that we should have a minister in lines of the revolutionary army, reported it with

of Vermont. one of the nations abroad, he does so upon his out amendment.

CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL. own responsibility as President; if Congress agree

He also submitted a report on the subject; which Mr. BRENTON. I rise to a privileged queswith him, they make an appropriation to maintain

was ordered to be printed. that minister. If it be important and I need not

tion. I wish simply to have the Journal corrected say to the Senate that it is of the highest import: Pensions, to whom was referred the bill for the

Mr. JONES, of lowa, from the Committee on

in two particulars. I find that I am recorded or ance—that the departments of this Government

the Journal as having voted in the negative on should proceed harmoniously, and not interfere

relief of the widow of Major A. M. Dade, re- Wednesday last on the motion to lay on the table with, much less encroach upon the rights of the ported it back without amendment.

the appeal of the gentleman from Tennessee, (Mr. others, it is most important that it should be so


Jones,] whereas iny vote should have been in the between the President and the Senate. If this Mr. DAWSON asked and obtained leave to

affirmative. I find myself again reported as hasIndustrial Congress, or any other body of men, bring in a bill to provide for payment to the State ing yoted in the negative on the passage of the think a minister should be recalled, let them ad

of Georgia for moneys expended by the State for resolution stopping debate, when it should have dress the President. But if we give their memo

been in the affirmative. horses and equipments lost by volunteers and milrial a reference, it will be to that extent, at least, itia whilst engaged in the suppression of the hos

There being no objection, the corrections were (considering that we have entertained the proposi- || tilities of the Creek, Seminole, and Cherokee In- ordered to be made in the Journal. tion made,) to give consideration to that which, in dians, in the years 1836, 1837, and 1838; which

MR. PARKER, OF INDIANA. my judgment, the Senate ought not to entertain, was read a first and second time by its title, and Mr. STANTON, of Ohio, stated to the House because it does not come within their proper sphere. referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. that Mr. PARKER, of Indiana, was confined to his I will not go into the matter discussed by the hon- Mr. DOWNS asked and obtained leave to bring bed with sickness on Tuesday and Wednesday orable Senator from Massachusetts, (Mr. Davis,] in a bill to grant the right of preëmption to set- last, which would account for his absence from as to the character of the present French Govern- tlers on the public land known as the “Maison the House. ment, or what it may or may not become this Rouge Grant;" which was read a first and second The SPEAKER stated that the first business in Government to do. If I should say anything, I time by its title, and referred to the Committee on order was the call of committees for reports. should say that the experience of the world will Private Land Claims.

Mr. CARTTER. I would inquire whether it show, for the last half century, that the French people at present are incapable of self-government.


is in order during the morning hour to move that Ever since the present century began we have had

Mr. DAWSON asked and, by unanimous con

Whole? that demonstrated to us; but as to that, I have now sent, obtained leave to introduce a bill to amend

The SPEAKER. It is in order. nothing to say. I am against intervention in every the act entitled "An act proposing to the State of form, whether intervention to prevent intervention, "Texas the establishment of her northern and

LOUIS KOSSUTH. or intervention direct. This is intervention in a western boundaries, the relinquishment by said

Mr. CARTTER. Then I move that the rules modified form. But, for the reasons which I have State of all territory claimed by her exterior to be suspended, and that the House resolve itself presented, with great deference, to the Senate, I said boundaries, and of all her claims upon the into Committee of the Whole on the state of the think the committee, if this memorial were referred, • United States, and to establish a territoral gov

Union. could make but one report—that is, that the sub

ernment for New Mexico," approved September Mr. BAYLY, of Virginia. Let us go into ject is not a proper one to come before this body. | 9th, 1850; which was read a first and second time committee upon private bills. When the time comes—and we are aware that a by its title, and referred to the Committee on the The question was then taken upon the motion resolution has been submitted by the Senator who || Judiciary,

of Mr. CARTTER, and it was agreed to. introduced that memorial—for the subject to go to

Mr. BUTLER subsequently rose and said: A So the rules were suspended, and the House that committee, they will, I have no doubt, avail bill was referred a moment ago to the Judiciary resolved itself into Committee of the whole on themselves of the opportunity to make known their Committee which ought to have been referred to the state of the Union, (Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, views upon the whole subject. I renew the mo

the Committee on Territories. That committee in the chair.) tion to lay the memorial upon the table. has heretofore had cognizance of all territorial

The CHAIRMAN. Under the decision of the Mr. WALKER called for the yeas and nays;

business. I do not wish to take work off other committee at its last sitting, overruling the deciswhich were ordered; and being taken, resulted— people's hands.. I move to reconsider the vote by ion of the Chair, and declaring that the resoluyeas 21, nays 14; as follows:

whích the bill introduced by the Senator from tion introduced by the gentleman from Ohio (Mr. YEAS-Messrs. Atchison, Bell, Berrien, Butler, Clarko, || Georgia (Mr. Dawson] was referred to the Com- CartTER) was the unfinished business at the preClemens, Cooper, Dawson, Downs, Geyer, Gwin, Jones of mittee on the Judiciary.

ceding sitting of the committee, the Chair will so Tennessee, King, Mallory,

Mangum, Mason, Morton, Rusk, Mr. DAWSON. It is to amend the judicial consider it on the present occasion.
Sebastian, Smith, and Underwood---21.
NAYS--Messrs. Borland, Bradbury, Dodge of Wiscon-
system in the Territory of New Mexico:

Mr. CARTTER. Is it necessary to make a

Mr. BUTLER. I recollect that when this sub- | motion to take it up, or proceed as of course? sin, Dodge of Jowa, Douglas, Felch, Hamlin, Jones of Iowa, Norris, Shields, Sumner, Wade, Walker, and Whit-ject was up before, some gentlemen said it was a The CHAIRMAN stated the question as fol

judicial question; but it was taken from the Judi- | lows: The gentleman from Ohio (Mr. CARTTER) So the memorial was laid on the table.

ciary Committee by a vote of the Senate. All the || had offered the following resolution, viz: Mr. DAWSON, when called upon to vote, said: bills in reference to California and the Territories Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed by the As this seems to be a test question, in order that at the last Congress were taken from the

Judiciary Speaker to wait upon Louis Kossuth and introduce him to my views may be understood I must vote to lay | Committee and referred to the Committee on Ter

the House of Representatives. the memorial on the table. ritories. As the Territorial Committee has had

Mr. Venable had moved the following, as a REPORTS FROM STANDING COMMITTEES. the whole subject under consideration, and as the

substitute therefor, viz: Mr. BUTLER, from the Committee on the Senate took the subject from the Judiciary Com

That the Speaker be authorized to invite Louis Kossuth

to a privileged seat within the House. Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill to change mittee, I do not wish it to be referred to the Judi

The gentleman from Tennessee (Mr. Churchthe times for holding the district courts of the ciary Committee. United States in the western district of Virginia, Mr. DAWSON. The Judiciary Committee is WELL) had moved to amend the original resolution and for other purposes, reported it without amend- the proper committee to which should be referred by adding thereto the following, viz: ment. all matiers relating to the judicial system of the

Provided, That by the adoption of the above resolution

a compliment is only intended to the distinguished HungaHe also, from the same committee, to whom country: was referred the bill to authorize notaries public

Mr. BUTLER. I trust that my friend from

The gentleman from Illinois (Mr. Yates) had to take oaths, affirmations, and acknowledgments, Georgia will acquiesce in my motion, and let the moved to amend the amendment by adding thereto in certain cases, reported it without amendment. subject be referred to the Committee on Territo- | the following:

Mr. BRADBURY, from the Committee on the ries. If he knew as much of the history of the And that said committee be instructed to inform Louis Judiciary, to whom was referred the þill giving matter as I do, he would not resist my motion. If Kossuth that the Government of the United States will not

look with indifference on the intervention of Russia, or any further remedies to patentees, reported it without | this subject had not before been taken from the

other foreign Power, against Hungary, in any struggle for amendment. Judiciary Committee, I should not now object to

liberty she may hereafter have againsi the despotie power Mr. SHIELDS, from the Committee on Mili- || its reference to that committee.

of Austria. tary Affairs, to whom was referred a bill to create a The question being taken on the motion to re

And the pending question is upon the amendBoard of Commissioners for the examination and consider, it was found there was no quorum pres

ment offered by the gentleman from Illinois (Mr. payment of claims against the United States grow


to the amendment. ing out of the conquest of California, reported it After waiting a short time without obtaining a Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. Upon that I with an amendmeni. quorum,

ask for tellers. Mr. DODGE, of Iowa, from the Committee on The Senate adjourned.

Mr. YATES. With the consent of the comPublic Lands, to whom was referred the bill for

mittee, I wish to withdraw my amendment. the relief of Richard Charey and others, reported HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The CHAIRMAN, Jt cannot be done without it without amendment. Mr. RUSK, from the Committee on the Post

Friday, January 2, 1852.

unanimous consent. Office and Post Roads, to whom was referred the

The House met at twelve o'clock, m.

Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. I object, be

cause I want to know how many will vote for it. memorial of Rufus Dwinel, submitted a report, The Journal of Wednesday was read and ap- Tellers were then ordered; and Messrs. Davis, accompanied by a bill for his relief. proved.

of Indiana, and Briggs were appointed.




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