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320 CONGRESS, 1st Session.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1852.
NEW SERIES.... No. 27.
know how to get up an anti-intervention amend- Mr. CAMPBELL, (in his seat.) That vote and H. Vail, deputy marshals, praying for increased comment. [Laughter.) It would be a decided act required no appropriation of money.
pensation for the taking of the census.
By Mr. BROWN, of Mississippi : The petition of J. B. of intervention, and I am opposed to intervention Mr. EVANS asked leave to withdraw his
Christman, for himself and others, praying the establishby the Government of the United States with amendment.
ment of a mail-route from Westville, Simpson county, Misforeign powers. I voted against the amendment Mr. JOHN W. HOWE objected.
sissippi, to Monticello, Lawrence county, in the same
State. of the gentleman from Ohio, (Mr. CARTTER,] And the question being taken, the amendment
By Mr. MOQRE, of Pennsylvania : The memorial of because I thought it improper and out of place, was rejected.
John F. Dumas, of Philadelphia, in relation to balance of but not because I am in favor of intervention. Mr. 'BAYLY moved that the committee rise, claim against the French Government. Sir, this is not a case of intervention at all. If and report the bill to the House as amended.
By Mr. FLORENCE: The memorial of Captain Jonas these persons did intervene in the affairs of Spain The motion was agreed to.
P. Levy, in relation to his claims on Mexico assumed hy
the United States under the 8th, 9th, 13th, and 14th articles by going to Cuba, the crime is at an end in con- The committee accordingly rose, and the Speaker of the treaty dated Guadalupe Hidalgo, February 2, 1848, sequence of the pardon of the Queen of Spain, having resumed the chair, the chairman of the complaining of injustice done him by the commissioners and we do not intervene in the affairs of foreign committee reported that the Committee of the
for the settlement of said claims, charging them with negli
gence by the loss of important papers, and petitioning Connations by voting money to bring them home Whole on the state of the Union had had the
gress to order an investigation whereby his claims may be again. But the gentleman from Ohio [Mr. CART- | Union generally under consideration, and particu- fairly considered and he thereby obtain compensation for FER) argued that these men were punishable under larly House bill No. 63, “ for the relief of certain
his losses as has been provided for by law. our own laws. Take it for granted that they
By Mr. HUNTER: The petition of Ainos Armstrong. American citizens lately imprisoned and pardoned
By Mr. WHITE, of Kentucky: The petition of sundry were
by the Queen of Spain," and had directed him to citizens of Owsley county, Kentucky, praying the estab. The CHAIRMAN. The Chair would suggest report the same to the House with two amend- lishment of a mail route from Booneville, Owsley county. to the gentleman, that he must confine his remarks ments, in which he asked the concurrence of the Kentucky, passing Pond Creek, to London, Laurel county', to his own amendment.
By Mr. PORTER: The petition of Jennie D. Haskins, Mr. EVANS. Take it for granted, that these Mr. BAYLY, I desire to say something | widow of lieutenant Charles Haskins, who fell at Montepersons are punishable by our own laws, still you | against one of the amendments, but I will not do rey, Mexico, September 21, 1846, asking for a continuance Bannot get at them to punish them, until they are it now, as I am anxious for the bill to pass in any brought back to this country. That is the only form. The second amendment, reported by the
By Mr. WEIGHTMAN: A memorial (signed by a citi
zen of New Mexico,) praying that thousand copies of way in which you can enforce the laws. The Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, the annual message of the President of the United States to voting of this money is not an act of interven
is, however, entirely unnecessary, and I hope the both Houses of Congress, and annual reports of beads of tion in the affairs of Spain at all, and for that rea- House will not agree to it. I now call for the
Departments, transmitted at the present session of the presson I was opposed to the amendment of the gen
ent Congress, be printed in the Spanish language. previous question.
By Mr. FICKLIN: The petition of Lewis Carberry, deman from Ohio (Mr. CARTTER) which has been The previous question was seconded and the William M. K. Osborn, John H. King, and Richard Sheckadopted. main question ordered.
ell, and seven or eight hundred other citizens of GeorgeBut, sir, these are miserable misguided men; they are generally young men; they are inexperi- on concurring in the amendment of the Commit. bridge into Georgetown ; and that the said bridge be con
The SPEAKER stated the first question to be town, District of Columbia, praying that Congress would enced. The CHAIRMAN. The Chair calls the gen
tee of the Whole on the state of the Union, to fill structed by order of Congress, and to connect Georgetown
the blank with the words “six thousand.” deman to order. The general merits of the bill
The question was then put, and it was agreed ply of water into Washington from the Potomae river, and
extending gaslights on Bridge and High streets in said are not now before the committee. to. So the House concurred in the amendment.
town. And also, that a code of laws suitable to the interests Mr. EVANS. I am showing why the Presi- The SPEAKER stated the next question to be of the people of the District may be prepared and passed dent should not send a ship-of-war after these per- | on concurring in the amendment of the Commit- by Congress. sons. I say that these are very young and mis- tee of the whole on the state of the Union, to add
By Mr. HENN: The memorial of a convention of deleguided men; many of them--most of them have to the bill the following:
gates assembled at Oskaloosa, Iowa, on the 25th day of
November, 1851, asking a grant of land to aid in the connot arrived at years of discretion, and they are not, therefore, to be judged by too rigid rules, and
Provided, That nothing in this act shall be construed into
struction of a railroad from Davenport, via Muscatine and an approbation of any interference in the domestic affairs
Oskaloosa, to Traders' Point, on the Missouri river. certainly, every dictate of humanity, and every of Cuba, by any of the citizens of the United States.
Also, the petitions of Orson Ilyde, Daniel McIntosh, G.
W. Armstrong, and Joseph A. Kelting, a committee on the impulse that can properly prompt the human Mr. STANLY called for the yeas and nays; part of the citizens of Kanesville, Iowa, asking that the heart, would lead us to vote this appropriation to bring them back to their families and friends. and they were ordered.
owners and occupants of lots in said town may be permitMr. SAVAGE. I wish to speak in opposition
Mr. STANLY. There are some sick mem
ted to enter a tract of land one mile square, to include the
site of said town, by paying therefor at the rate of $1 25 to the amendment. I think that a ship-of-war I want to hear, and I therefore move that the bers-sick upon the subject of intervention, whom
Also, the memorial of Professor D. L. McGuyin, Presiought to be sent after these unfortunate men. !House do now adjourn.
dent of the “Jowa Medical College,” asking a change in think so, not only from my understanding of the
The motion was agreed to, and the House ac
the law governing postage on reports and pamphlets issued principles of humanity, which should control all cordingly adjourned until twelve o'clock to-mor
by scientific institutions and societies... Governments, but I think it ought to be done in
row. accordance with a precedent which has been es
IN SENATE. tablished by this Government, and which I had the honor of opposing-if it be an honor. We
NOTICES OF BILLS.
Thursday, January 29, 1852. sent a ship-of-war to a foreign country to bring || Kanesville, lowa, and for other purposes.
By Mr. HENN : A bill for the laying off of the town of Prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. C. M. Butler. over a man and his associates, who were engaged
EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATION. Mr. CHANDLER gave notice that he should at the in a cause which I cannot distinguish from the one earliest day possible ask leave to introduce a bill author- The PRESIDENT pro tem. laid before the Senate in which these persons were engaged. I allude izing the repairs of piers at Port Penn, and the
construction a report from the Secretary of the Interior, comto the ship-of-war which was sent for the Hun
of a shelter for vessels at Reedy Island, in the Delaware municating, in compliance with a resolution of the
river. garian exiles, who have had the honor of being Mr. WEIGHTMAN gave notice, under the rule, of his Senate of the 21st instant, information in relation transported to this country from an imprisonment intention to introduce a bill to authorize the issue of arms, to the plan adopted in preparing the census returns, not so degrading, or so confining, or so necessi- || ammunition, and equipments, at the discretion of the Sec and their estimated bulk, when printed; which tous as the one which has overwhelmed these un-retary of War, upon the requisition of the Governor of the
was read. fortunate citizens of ours.
Territory of New Mexico, for the purpose of arining the
On motion by Mr. HAMLIN, it was
Ordered, That it lie on the table and be printed. extent responsible for the unfortunate predicament
PETITIONS. in which these men are now placed. This Gov
Mr. COOPER presented the petition of Margaernment chose to interfere originally in this scheme, The following petitions, memorials, &c., were presented ret Barnitz, only surviving child and heir of David and I believe that if it had remained quiet and had under the rule, and referred to the appropriate committees : Grier, an officer in the Army of the Revolution, not given its countenance against these men who By Mr. DAVIS, of Massachusetts : The petition of James praying commutation pay; which was referred to were endeavoring to uproot the tyranny which Reed and others, citizens of Boston, that the expenses and
the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. Was oppressing Cuba, they would to-day, instead
charges attendant upon the exhibition of American goods
Also, three memorials of the citizens of Pittsof being condemned as pirates and imprisoned by By Mr. KURTZ : The petition of George P. Welsh and burg, praying Congress for an appropriation for a foreign power, have been the liberators of a State Clark H. Wells, passed midshipmen in the United States the construction of a ship canal around the rapids and the founders of a Republic.
Navy, asking for masters' pay during the time they per- of the Ste. Marie; which were referred to the Com[Here the hammer fell.]
formed the duties of lieutenants, under the circumstances
mittee on Commerce. Mr.
ORR. I desire to inquire of the gentleman By Mr. PRICE: The petition of Henry A. H. Martin, Also, the memorial of citizens of Washington from Ohio, (Mr. CAMPBELL,) how he voted upon E. B. Titsworth, Isaac Webster, and other citizens of New the resolution to bring Kossuth to this country? Jersey, representing that they consider the importatione or . county, Pennsylvania, praying that the transportMr. CAMPBELL. I will answer the question into xicating
liquors into this country a source of great evil
, | ation of the mails on the Sabbath may be prohiband pray the enactment of a law prohibiting entirely the
ited by law; which was referred to the Committee with great pleasure. importation of such liquors.
on the Post Office and Post Roads. The CHAIRMAN. The Chair holds the in- By Mr. WALLACE: The petition of Jane Gaston, of Also, the memorial of citizens of Alleghany quiry to be out of order. South Carolina, widow of Joseph Gaston, praying that the
county, Pennsylvania, praying for an increase of Mr. ORR. I have the record here, and the gen- ' invalid pension granted to her husband in his lifetime, may
duty on salt; which was referred to the Committeman voted in the affirmative.
By Mr. ASHE: The petition of R. Morisy, 1. Currie, Il tee on Finance,
Also, the memorial of citizens of Philadelphia, Whole, reported to the Senate, and ordered to be
THE EXILED IRISH PATRIOTS. praying an appropriation for the erection of har- | engrossed for a third reading.
The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the bors and breakwaters in the Delaware; which was Mr. JAMES, from the Committee on Revolu- || Whole, the consideration of the resolution
expres. referred to the Committee on Commerce.
tionary Claims, to which was referred the memo- sive of the sympathy of Congress for the exiled Mr. CLARKE presented a resolution of the rial of Jane Irwin, submitted a report, accompa- Irish patrio:s, Smith O'Brien, Thomas F. Meagher, Legislature of Rhode Island, against restoring cor- nied by a bill for her relief.
and their associates. poral punishment in the Navy, and in favor of The bill was read and passed to the second An amendment was offered by Mr. Shields, abolishing the spirit ration in that service. reading.
which was read, as follows: Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Naval Ordered, That the report be printed.
Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert: Affairs and printed.
Mr. DOWNS, from the Committee on Private 6. That while we disclaim all intention of interfering in Mr. FISH presented a petition of journeymen Land Claims, to which was referred the petition
any way in the internal affairs of the Kingdom of Great cigar makers of Ogdensburg, New York, praying of George Jennings and others, submitted a report,
Britain and Ireland, we deem it our duty to express, in a
respectful manner, our firm conviction that it would be an increase of the duty on imported cigars; which accompanied by a bill for the relief of Thomas D. bighly gratifying to the people of the United States, wany was referred to the Committee on Finance. Jennings.
of whom are natives of Ireland, and connected by blood Mr. BORLAND presented a petition of citizens The bill was read and passed to the second
with the inhabitants of that country, to see Smith O'Brien of Arkansas, praying the establishment of a mail reading.
and his associates restored to liberty, and permitted, if so
disposed, to emigrate to this country, We would regard rout from Boonsville to Fort Smith; which was re- Ordered, That the report be printed.
this act of clemency as a new proof of the friendly disponiferred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post
Mr. DODGE, of Wisconsin, from the Commit
tion of the British Government towards our Republic, and Roads. tee on Commerce, to which was referred the peti- | pily existing between the people of the United States and
as calculated to strengthen the bonds of affection now hap. Mr. GWIN presented a resolution of the Le
tion of John McReynolds, of Detroit, reported a of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.” gislature of California, recommending the payment bill for his relief; which was read and passed to of a debt incurred by the City of Sacramento in
On motion by Mr. SHIELDS, it was the second reading.
Ordered, That the further consideration of the resoloproviding for the sick, and the burial of deceased emigrants, who arrived in that city.
tion bę postponed tv, and be the special order of the day
for Thursday, the 5th of February next. Ordered, That it lie on the table and be printed. Mr. McRAE, agreeably to previous notice,
REPORTS OF SENATE DEBATES. Mr. DOUGLAS presented a memorial of the
asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entiMayor and Common Council of the city of Chicago, tled “ An act to repeal the proviso in the act of
The engrossed resolution for seitling the acIllinois, asking permission to make an alteration Congress entitled : An act making appropriations Congress was read a third time and passed.
counts for reporting the debates and proceedings of in the Chicago river, for the improvement of the
for the civil and diplomatic expenses of the Govharbor at that place; which was referred to the ernment for the year ending the 30th of June,
SALLY T. FLOYD. Committee on Military Affairs. 1852, and for other purposes, 'approved March 3,
Mr. UNDERWOOD. I now more that the Mr. FISH submitted an extract of a letter from 1851, relating to the salaries of the officers of the
Senate proceed to the consideration of the question an officer of the Army, stationed in New Mexico, Territories of the United States;” which was read upon the reconsideration of the bill for the reliet showing the inadequacy of his pay to defray the a first and second time by its title, and referred to
of Mrs. Sally T. Floyd. I would remark to the expenses of his board; which was referred to the the Committee on the Judiciary.
Senate, that if the reconsideration takes place now, Commiitee on Military Affairs.
Mr. BRADBURY, agreeably to previous notice,
the bill can go among the orders of the day, and
come up for consideration to-morrow. My object J. M. Browne, praying that bounty land may be and amend the judicial system of the United States; is to restore the bill to its place on the Calendar, allowed to the volunteer companies called out for which was read a first and second time by its title, so that it can be taken up to-morrow, which is the protection of the maritime frontier of New and referred to the Commit:ee on the Judiciary. private bill day. Jersey in the last war with Great Britain; which
Mr. BRADBURY said: As the subject is one
The PRESIDENT. The motion, which lies was referred to the Committee on Public Lands. of great interest, I will state some of the most im- on the table, is to reconsider the vote on the final portant provisions of the bill at this time.
passage of the bill. The Senator from Kentucky PAPERS WITHDRAWN AND REFERRED.
It proposes to confer on the several district moves to take up that motion for consideration. On motion by Mr. MILLER, it was courts of the United States the powers and juris
The motion was agreed to. Ordered, That the memorial of inhabitants of Little Egg diction now exercised by the circuit courts in The question then recurred on reconsidering the Harbor, on the files of the Senate, relating to the improvetheir respective circuits.
vote on the passaage of the bill. ment of that harbor ; and the memorial of the townships of
It proposes to create a court of appeals, con
Mr. UNDERWOOD. Ocean and Shrewsbury, New Jersey, on the files of the
I think that perhaps the Senate, relating to the improvement of the Shrewsbury sisting of the justice of the Supreme Court of the best plan to adopt would be to let the bill be reriver, be referred to the Committee on Cominerce.
United States assigned to the circuit where the considered and go upon the Calendar. In this On motion by Mr. DOWNS, it was court is held, and the judges of the several dis
way we shall defer whatever remarks any Senator Ordered, That the memorinl of the first regiment of trict courts in such circuit.
may think proper to make until to-morrow. I Louisiana volunteers, on the files of the Senate, be referred It proposes to give to these courts of appeal || hope that course will be adopted. to the Committee on Military Affairs. the jurisdiction of cases brought from the district
The PRESIDENT. That cannot be. If the On motion by Mr. JONES, of Iowa, it was courts, in the same manner they are now brought motion to reconsider be agreed to, the bill will come Ordered, That the petition of Sally Bass, heir of Charles therefrom to the Supreme Court.
up upon its third reading. Pasteur, deceased, on the files of the Senate, be referred 10 It proposes to authorize appeals and writs of Mr. BADGER. Let the vote on the passage the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.
error from the decisions of the courts of appeal, of the bill be reconsidered, and then the bill can REPORTS FROM STANDING COMMITTEES. to the Supreme Court, in cases where the matter be postposed until to-morrow. Mr. WADE, from the Committee of Claims, to
in controversy exceeds $5,000, and when is drawn Mr. UNDERWOOD. I adopt the suggestion which was referred the petition of Sarah Flinn, in question the constitutionality of a law of Con
of the Senator from North Carolina, and hope that submitted a report, accompanied by a bill for her gress or of any State. It also makes provision for
the bill will be reconsidered and then postponed relief. California and Oregon.
until to-morrow. The bill was read and passed to the second Mr. FISH, agreeably to previous notice, asked
Mr. BORLAND. I do not see any good reason reading.
and obtained leave to introduce a bill for the relief of why we should reconsider this bill. It was inOrdered, That the report be printed.
William Bedient, late a sergeant in the fourth regi- troduced by the Senator from Kentucky, (Mr.
ment of artillery; which was read a first and sec- UNDERWOOD,) and reported by myself from the He also, from the some committee, to whom
ond time by its title, and referred to the Committee Committee on Pensions. I thought then, and the was referred the petition of David Osburn, re- on Pensions.
Committee on Pensions thought, and the Senate ported a bill for his relief; which was read and passed to the second reading.
CUBAN PRISONERS IN SPAIN.
seemed to think, that it was a meritorious bill.
We carried it through all its stages. It was He also, from the same committee, to which A message was received from the House of passed. But it was arrested by a motion to rewas referred the petition of C. H. Blood, reported Representatives by Mr. Forney, its Clerk:
consider. I suppose that on a motion to recon" that the prayer of the petition ought not to be
Mr. President: The House of Representatives have
sider, it is in order for me to say a few words as granted.”.
passed a bill entited “ An act for the relief of American Mr. HAMLIN, from the Committee on Com- | Spain; in which it requests the concurrence of the Senate. citizens lately imprisoned and pardoned by the Queen of
to the merits of the bill.
The husband of Mrs. Floyd was a gallant and merce, reported a bill making an appropriation, in
distinguished officer in the Army; he served his part, for the erection of the light-house on Sand Key, Florida; which was read and ordered to a A message was received from the House of country long and faithfully. Owing to extraor
dinary hardships and exposures, during a long second reading. Representatives by Mr. Forney, its Clerk:
and gallant service, he became diseased. His serMr. H. I ask the attention of the Senate for Mr. PRESIDENT: The House of Representatives have
vices were highly valued by the Army and by the one moment in relation to this bill. It will be no
passed a bill providing for carrying into execution in furticed that it makes an appropriation of $5,000 for ther part the twelfth article of the treaty with Mexico, con
War Department. In order to enable him to recluded at Guadalupe Hidalgo; in which it requests the con- cover his health, if possible, and yet remain in the the completion of the light-house on Sand Key, currence of the Senate.
service, he was sent from post to post, as his in Florida. It is not a sum sufficient to complete The bill was read a first and second time by its medical advisers thought proper, in order to afford that light-house; but there is now a cargo of iron title, and was referred to the Committee on Fi- him an opportunity to recover, so that the Army lying in a vessel at that place, and there is no nance. money under the control of the Department to pay
might noi lose the advantage of his services. This PAY OF OFFICERS IN NEW MEXICO.
course was tried for a considerable time, until he for freight and charges upon it. The Government
found that his health could not be restored so that is consequently liable to a certain daily sum as
Mr. FISH submitted the following resolution demurrage; and I hope, therefore, that this bill for consideration; which was agreed to:
he could render etficient service; and although he may be passed at this time.
Resolred, That the Committee on Military Affairs be in
could have remained in the Army and continued
to receive his pay, he preferred, By unanimous consent the bill was read a sec
structed to inquire into the propri cty of granting increased
compensation to the officers of the army stationed in New ill-health, to leave the Army and retire to private ond' time, considered as in Committee of the Mexico.
life. He did so: and, shortly afterwards, he
on account of his
died—leaving a poor and helpless family. The a principle which did not come within the pro- a motion was made to reconsider the vote on the proposition involved in this bill is to treat his vision of the general law. I wish to say now, final passage of the bill; and that motion was laid widow as if he had died in the service, and in con- that I have no disposition to return discourtesy. Í on the table. It was not on the Calendar, but it sequence of diseases acquired while in the per- | hope that this bill will pass. I voted the other day lies on the table; and the motion to take up formance of his duties. That is its foundation, for the bill, to which the Senator has alluded, the motion to reconsider was made this morning. and the committee have considered it a meritori- | granting a pension to the children of Captain Ca- That motion must first be made before anything ous claim. We have passed bills on this ground pron, and I shall be very glad to give this bill my else will be in order. several times; and I see no reason why, if the support. But I hope ihat, if the bill to which I Mr. BELL. With great deference to the Chair, Senate has already passed bills upon that princi- have alluded, and in which I feel an interest, should I think that if it is laid on the table, it requires a ple, we should reconsider this vote and arrest the come before us again on a motion to reconsider, motion to take it up. progress of the bill, which, if passed now, might the Senator from Kentucky will reciprocate my The PRESIDENT. Certainly it does. go to the House of Representatives in time to be courtesy, and vote with me in favor of the bill, as Mr. BELL. I now understand that it has been passed there at an early day:
an act of mercy and of justice to those who are de- taken up, and I therefore move to postpone it till Mr. UNDERWOOD. The gentleman from prived of the means of subsistence and support in to-morrow. Indiana, (Mr. Bright,] who made the motion to consequence of the death of those on whom they The PRESIDENT. The proper motion would reconsider, is not now in his seat, and that was the depended, in the service of their country.
be to postpone the further consideration of the reason which induced me to suggest the postpone- Mr. BORLAND. I do hope that this bill will motion to reconsider till to-morrow. ment of this motion, and sutter it to lie over till not be reconsidered; and I wish to say to the Sen. Mr. BELL. That is my motion, sir. to-morrow. If the Senate think proper to pursue ator from Kentucky, that I am glad to hear him Mr. MANGUM. I hope the motion will not that course, I have no objection. But I wish to say he is opposed to latitudinous legislation. I prevail; and I hope the question will be taken at make a remark upon this bill, which I will take oc- will go with him most heartily to arrest the prin
I trust that the Senate will refuse to reconcasion to make nour, and then I shall have washed ciple of latitudinous legislation; but I hope he
sider the vote on the passage of this bill. From my hands of it. I believe that the gentleman who will not begin his system upon the widow and the statements that have been made in relation to made the motion to reconsider, although I was not
orphans of a gallant soldier who lost his life by it, I am satisfied that it is altogether proper. in the Chamber at the time, seemed to intimate that reason of his devotion to his country's service. The motion to postpone was not agreed to. this was a strange bill to come from me; for I Mr. UNDERWOOD. I have already said that So the bill is passed. asked leave originally at this session to introduce I consider this case as more meritorious than
THE COMPROMISE MEASURES. the bill. The history of the matter is simply this:
many others. My friend from Arkansas (Mr. Borland) told
The Senate then resumed the consideration of
the resolution, submitted by Mr. Foote, of Misme that a constituent of mine, (Mrs. Floyd,) had | Bright,) I believe, made this motion to recon
sider. a bill, granting her a pension, passed at the last
sissippi, declaring the compromise measures to be The PRESIDENT. He did.
a definitive settlement of the questions growing House of Representatives. He said that, as a Mr. WHITCOMB. He is now absent on
out of the system of American slavery. member of the Committee on Pensions, he would account of indisposition, and I hope the Senate
Mr. MCRAE addressed the Senate at some introduce the bill, but as I was the representative will suffer this motion to lie over until he appears. length upon this question, and in opposition to the of Kentucky, it might be better for me to introduce I know not what his views are in relation to the
resolution. Without concluding, he gave way to
a motion that the Senate adjourn, it. Believing that everything was right, and wish- || bill, but I ask this as a matter of courtesy and
And the Senate adjourned. ing to serve a constituent, I asked leave to intro- justice to him. I move to lay the motion to reconduce this bill, which had passed this body at the
sider on the table. last session of Congress.' It was introduced, reMr. BELL. Will the Senator from Indiana
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. ferred to the Committee on Pensions, reported allow me to make a remark? back, and passed. Mr. WHITCOMB. I withdraw my motion.
THURSDAY, January 29, 1852. My position in regard to all these pension claims Mr. BELL. I believe that I introduced ori
The House met at twelve o'clock, m. Prayer is well known. I endeavored, during the last
ginally the memorial upon which this bill is found by the Rev.C.M. Butler, Chaplain to the Senate. Congress, to bring back the action of this and the ed. I have not thought proper to interpose any
The Journal of yesterday was read and approved. other House, as far as I could, to the revolutionary remarks of my own in relation to this subject; Mr. McLANAHAN. I have a very important rule. In a speech which I made then-lo empty but I wish to say a word, as I think the Senate is bill which I am instructed by the Committee on benches for aught I know, though I believe some disposed to lay this motion on the table, to await the Judiciary to report to the House. I ask the eight or ten listened to me- I took up the pension
the attendance of the honorable Senator who unanimous consent of the House to present that laws, from the foundation of the Government, and moved the reconsideration on Friday last. I report now, in order that it may be printed. I will gave a history of them, statute by statute, and moved to take this motion from the table. I sug- state that it is a bill to regulaté fees in the circuit showed the changes which had taken place; and I gested that, in my opinion, it came up in proper and district courts of the United Stutes. endeavored to get the Senate back to the original order among the private bills. I considered that The SPEAKER. The first business in order rule established by our revolutionary fathers, and it was the very first question on the docket of is the unfinished business of yesterday, being the to get clear of the latitudinous legislation, by which private bills. The President decided otherwise. bill for the relief of the Cuban prisoners. almost everybody who appeals to our sympathy
I think, with great respect, that he was in error. Mr. OLDS. I call for the regular order. is put upon the Treasury for a support. I found it It was a bill which had passed its third reading, Mr. SEYMOUR, of New York. I ask that to be a useless task. I have labored for that object and was finally passed, and a notion was then committees may be called for reports. until I am tired. But I can say, without reference made to reconsider. I therefore think it was prop- The SPEAKER. That will be the first business to this principle, that the case of Mrs. Floyd is erly on the Private Calendar.
in order after the unfinished business of yesterday more meritorious, in my estimation, than the cases
The PRESIDENT. It was laid on the table. is disposed of. of soldiers who die of cholera—a disease which Mr. BELL. Now that this bill is up for con- Mr. SEYMOUR. I desire to inquire of the carries off everybody-when their widows are put sideration, I would suggest that it be placed on Chair if there is not a special order for to-day, upon the pension rolls.
the Calendar for to-morrow, so that it may then which will preclude the call for reports of comIt may be a technical objection to this bill that come up in proper order. I propose that it be laid mittees? Colonel Floyd did not die in the service. But it over until io-morrow, and then I shall have no The SPEAKER. There is a special order, but was honorable to him that he resigned when he objection to the motion to reconsider being adopt- that is for the Committee of the whole on the was unable to render service; whereas he might || ed, and the bill being considered over again; and state of the Union. The gentleman from Pennhave remained in the service, and secured his pay then, if there is further debate, I shall beg leave to sylvania [Mr. McLANAHAN) will present his retill the day of his death, and a pension to his offer a few remarks.
port if there is no objection. family, if he had not resigned. I look upon this I think that there is a principle involved in this Mr. SEYMOUR. I object. claim as a much more meritorious one than many bill-a principle on which we have acted in many Mr. JONES, of Tennessee. I ask that the which we have established by precedent; and, ways heretofore. I am prepared to go with the House do now proceed to the consideration of the therefore, while Congress is disposed to act and Senate, however, if they shall see fit to curtail the unfinished business of yesterday. legislate upon the latitudinous positions which they | latitude with which many of these claims have Mr. SEYMOUR. I move that the committees have assumed in reference to pensions, I am for
been allowed. But if the Senate should not so be called for reports. The call will occupy but a treating all alike. While you have set such an decide, I shall as strenuously contend that this is short time, and it will much advance the business example as you did in the case of the children of as meritorious a case as many others they have of the House. a soldier the other day, to whom you granted a passed on full consideration. I trust that the
CUBAN PRISONERS. pension; while you had repealed the very law by course which I have suggested will be taken. I which their ancestor would have been entitled to hope the bill will lie over until to-morrow. As I
The SPEAKER. That motion is not in order
until the unfinished business is disposed of. The receive a pension, and when you grant pensions understand, it was not strictly in order to move to widows whose husbands die of cholera, surely to take up this motion this morning
unfinished business is the following bill, viz: you ought to grant this pension.
The PRESIDENT. Certainly it was.
For the relief of American citizens lately imprisoned and Mr. CLARKE. I have no objection to the Mr. BELL. I beg pardon of the Chair. If it
pardoned by the Queen of Spain.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires passage of this bill. I have never, since I have was in order this morning, then it will be in order
of the United States of America in Congress assembled, had the honor of a seat on this floor, voted against any other morning; and I will move, with the That there be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of an act of clemency or charity or mercy. But the consent of the Senator from Indiana, that the bill dollars, or so much thercof as may be necessary, out of any
money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Senate will recollect that some week or ten days be postponed until to-morrow morning. since, there was a case before them which, in my
The PRESIDENT. That motion cannot be
relief of American citizens lately imprisoned and pardoned
by the Queen of Spain, and who are out of the limits of the humble opinion, appealed as strongly as any case,
received. The Senator from Tennessee does not United States, the same to be expended under the direction and as strongly as the case recommended by my seem to understand the position of the bill. It of the President of the United States. honorable friend from Kentucky. I recollect very was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, The question immediately pending is upon conwell that he then objected to it, because it involved was read the third time, and actually passed; then ll curring with the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union in the following amendment, [Cries of “ I object!" "I object!'')
Mr. JONES of Tennessee. I do not think upon which question the yeas and nays have been Mr. BRAGG. I move, then, to suspend the this question is at all understood, and I ask that ordered, viz: rules.
this memorial may be read, that we may vote Provided, That nothing in this act shall be construed into The SPEAKER. It is not in order to move a understandingly. an approbation of any interference in the domestic affairs suspension of the rules for such purpose except on The SPEAKER. If gentlemen will come to of Cuba by ary of the citizens of the United States. Mondays.
order the memorial will be read. The question was taken, and there were-yeas
REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES.
The memorial was then read by its title, and 91, nays 71; as follows:
Mr. DANIEL, from the Committee of Claims,
the Clerk was proceeding to read the body YEAS-Messrs. Abercrombie, Chales Allen, Allison, William Appleton, Bell, Bibighaus, Bowie, Bowne, Briggs reported the following bills; which were severally thereof, when Brooks, Albert G. Brown, George II. Brown, Buell, Bur read a first and second time by their titles, re
Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgin, said: I doubt if rows, E. Carrington Cabelí, Caldwell, Lewis D. Campbril, || ferred to a Committee of the Whole House, made
the reading of this memorial can be called for; Thompson Campbell, Cartter, Chandler, Chastain, Church
the order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered, || for this memorial, under the rules, was referred kel, Edgerton, Evans, Ewing, Fowler, Gentry, Giddings, together with the reports thereon, to be printed, mittee has not acted upon it at all. It is now Goodrich, Grow, Hall, Harper, Hascall, Haven, Hillyer, || viz: Horsford, John W. Howe, Thomas Y. How, llunter, Jenkins, Andrew Johnson, James Jobinson, Johnson: || Charles Wood, and James Hall; and
A bill for the relief of Charles S. Matthews, virtually presented to us anew, the same as if it
had been presented to the House by an individual. Daniel T. Jones, George W. Jones, George G. King, Kulins, Lockhart, Martin, Mason, MeLanahan, Meacham, Miner, A bill for
the relief of the legal representatives The committee to which it was originally referred, Molony, Henry D. Moore, Newton, Olds, Outlaw, Andrew of General James C. Watson, late of the State of think it proper that it should be referred to the Parker, Porter, Sackett, Schoolcrant, Schoonmaker, Scudder, David L. Seymour, Smart, Smith, Stanly, Benjamin Georgia.
Committee on Manufactures. I suggest to the Stanton, Abraham P. Stevens, Alexander H. Stephens, Mr. SACKETT. I rise for the purpose of gentleman from Ohio, (Mr. Sweetser,] that, as Taylor Benjamin Thompson, Thurston, Townshend, Tuck giving notice that the report made by the gentle | the memorial has not been acted upon by any Venable, Walbridge, Wallace, Watkins, Welch, Alexander
man from North Carolina, (Mr. DANIEL,) in the committee, to lay it upon the table would be virWhite, Williams, Woodward, and Yates-91. NAYS-Messrs. Willis Allen, John Appleton, Thomas
case of the late General Watson, was not an unan- tually rejecting it by us, without giving it any 11. Bayly, Bartlett, Beale, Bragg, Breckenridge, Brenton, imous one, and that I intend to present a minority
consideration. I hope he will withdraw his Caskie, Clark, Cobb, Colcock, Curtis, Dawson, Dean, report.
motion, and let the memorial be referred to the Doty, Duliam, Eastman, Edmundson, Faulkner, Ficklin, On motion by Mr. DANIEL, it was
Committee on Manufactures.
Mr. SEYMOUR. I wish further 10 suggest to dricks. Heun, Ilibbard, Holladay, Houston, Howard, Ingerreferred Senate bill No. 43, for the relief of Charles Mel
the gentleman from Ohio, that a very large number soll, Ives, Jackson, J. Glancy Jones, Letcher, Mace,
rose, and Senate bill No. 50, for the relief of Sidney S. Al- of these memorials have been presented from all Humphrey Marshall, McDonald, McMallin, McNair, Mill
cott, be discharged from the further consideration of the son, Murray, Nabers, Orr, Peaslee, Phelps, Price, Robbins, same, and that they be referred to the Committee on Public
quarters of the country, and they deserve a respectRobinson, Savage, Scurry, Origen S. Seymour, Skelton, Lands.
ful consideration from some committee of the Frederick P. Stanton, Richard H. Stanton, Stone, St. Mar- Mr. PORTER, from the Committee of Claims,
House. tin, Stratton, Stuart, Sweetser, George W. Thompson, reported a bill for the relief of Osborn Cross, of
Mr. SWEETSER. I made the motion on the Walsh, Ward, Wilcox, and Wildrick-71. So the House concurred in the amendment.
the United States Army; which was read a first supposition that the subject had received consideraand second time by its title, and referred to the made,'I withdraw my motion to lay upon the
tion by the committee. In view of the suggestions The bill as amended was then ordered to be en
Committee of the Whole House, made the order grossed and read a third time, and having been
table. of the day for to-morrow, and, with the report engrossed it was read a third time; and the ques
The question was then taken upon referring the tion now being "Shall the bill pass?" accompanying, ordered to be printed.
memorial to the Committee on Manufactures, and Mr. BAYLY called for the previous question; mittee on Commerce, reported the following bills; " Mr. ROBBINS, from the Committee on Com which was seconded, and the main question ordered to be put.
which were severally read a first and second time Mr. HALL demanded the yeas and nays, which by their titles, referred to a Committee of the Payne; which was read a first and second time by
merce, reported a bill for the relief of Wm.&. were ordered. Whole House, made the order of the day for to
its title, referred to a Committee of the whole The question was then taken and there were- 1 morrow, and, with the reports accompanying, or- House, 'made the order of the day for tomorrow, yeas 147, nays 22; as follows:
YEAS--Messrs. Aiken, Willis Allen, John Appleton, A bill to remit the duties upon certain goods and, with the accompanying report, ordered to be William Appleton, Babcock, Thomas H. Bayly, Barrere, destroyed by fire in the city of New York, in
On motion by Mr. St. MARTIN, it was Bartlett, Beale, Bell, Bibighaus, Bocock, Bowie, Bowne, 1845; and Bragg, Breckenbridge, Brenton, Briggs, Brooks, Albert G.
Ordered, That the Committee on Commerce be discharged Brown, G. H. Brown, Buell, Burrows, Busby, E. C.Cabelt
; brig America.
A bill to authorize the issuing of a register to the from the further consideration of the memorial of J. Chick Caldwell, Thompson Campbell, Cartter, Caskie, Chandler,
ering, and others. of Massachusetts, and the petition of M. Chastain, Churchwell, Clark, Clingman, Cobb, Colcock, Mr. SEYMOUR, from the same committee,
A. Boiquis, praying for the passage of a law to reimburse Curtis, Daniel, Dean, Dimmick, Dockery, Dunham, Dur
them for the expenses incurred in making contributions on reported back without amendment, and with a rec- individual account to the industrial exhibition at London, ence, Henry M. Fuller, Thomas 's. D. Fuler, Gamble: ommendation that it do pass, Senate bill No. 67, and that the same be referred to the Committee on MahlGentry, Goodrich, Gorman, Grey, Harper, Isham G. Harris, entitled “ An act for the relief of John A. Mc- factures. Sampson W. Harris, Hart, Haws, Hascall, Haven, Hend" | Graw, of New York;” which was referred to a Mr. WALSH, from the Committee on Comricks, Henn, Hibbard, Horsford, Houston, Howard, 'shomas Committee of the Whole House, made the order merce, reported “A bill for the benefit of the Y. How, Hunter, Ingersoll, Ives, Jackson, Jenkins, Andrew Johnson, James Johnson, John Jobnson, Daniel T.
of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to be Carmelite Nunnery of Baltimore;" which was Jones, George W. Jones, J. Glaney Jones, George G. King, printed.
read a first and second time by its title. Kuhns, Letcher, Lockhart, Edward C. Marshall, Humphrey Marshall, Martin, Mason, McDonald, McLanahan,
On motion by Mr. SEYMOUR, of New York,
Mr. WALSH. I hope this bill may be now McMullin, McNair, Meade, Miller, Millson, Molony, Henit was
put upon its passage. Ii is for the remission of ry D. Moore, John Moore, Morrison, Murphy, Murray, Ordered, That the Committee of Claims be discharged
duties upon goods imported for Church purposes: Nabers, Olds, Outlaw, Andrew Parker, Peaslee, Polk, from the further consideration of the memorial of sundry There is a number of precedents in the action of Porter, Price, Riddle, Robbins, Robinson, Sackett, Navage, citizens of North Carolina, praying Congress to pass an act Congress for this proceeding. Schoolcraft, Scurry, David L. Seymour, Origen s. Sey- to appropriate the dividends upon the stock of the United Mr. ORR. I move that it be referred to a Commour, Skelton, Smart, Stanly, Frederick P. Stanton, Rich- States in the Dismal Swamp Canal to the extension of said ard H. Stanton, Alexander H. Stephens, Stone, St. Martin, canal, and that it be referred to the Coinmittee on Roads
mittee of the Whole House. Stratton, Strother, Stuart, Sweetser, Taylor, Benjamin and Canals.
Mr. WALSH. Well, if that is the desire of Thomp on, George W. Thompson, Thurston, Venable, Walbridge, Wallace, Walsh, Ward, Watkins, Welch, it was
On motion by Mr. SEYMOUR, of New York, the House I acquiesce. Wells, Alexander White, Wilcox, Wildrick, Williams,
Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. Oh no, let us Ordered, That the Committee on Commerce be discharged
pass it now. NAYS-Messrs. Charles Allen, Allison, Averett, Lewis from the further consideration of the memorial of John H. Mr. WALSH. Very well. Let the bill be D. Campbell, Conger, Edgerton, Fowler, Gaylord, Gíddings, Parker, and other citizens of Pennsylvania, praying ConHall, John W. Howe, Meacham, Newton, Orr, Phelps,
read. There has been a dozen acts of Congress gress to pass a law to prohibit the banishment and deportaPowell, Sehoonmaker, Scudder, Smith, Benjamin Stanton, tion of emigrants from foreign conotrics to the United States,
within the last five or six years for remitting duties Abraham P. Stevens, and Woodward-22. and of all convicts, felons, and paupers, recognized as sueh
upon such goods. So the bill was passed.
in their own country, and that it be referred to the Com- The bill having been read through,
mittee on the Judiciary. Pending the announcement of the vote, Mr.
Mr. ORR. I withdraw my motion to commit. HOLLADAY, who was without the bar when his
Mr. SEYMOUR, from the Committee on Com- The bill was then ordered to be engrossed and name was called, asked permission to record his merce, asked that the said committee be discharged | read a third time. vote in the negative.
from the further consideration of the petition of The SPEAKER. When shall it have its third Objection was made, and consent was not sundry citizens of Ontario county, New York, reading? granted.
praying for the passage of a law to reimburse them Several Voices. Now. Mr. BAYLY, of Virginia, moved to reconsider tions to the industrial exhibition in London, and
for the expenses incurred for individual contribu- The bill having been engrossed, was read the the vote by which the bill was passed, and to lay
third time and passed. the motion to reconsider upon the table; which
that the same be referred to the Committee on Mr. WALSH moved to reconsider the vote by latter motion was agreed to. Manufactures.
which the bill was passed, and to lay the motion The SPEAKER. Reports are in order from
Mr. SWEETSER. I move to lay the me- to reconsider upon the table; which latter motion the Committee of Elections. morial upon the table.
was agreed to.
Mr. WALSH, from the same committee, reMr. BRAGG. I ask the unanimous consent of petitions of this character are being presented, | Pegister to the ship Kossuth;" which was read.
word in reference to that motion. Very many | ported "A bill' to authorize the issning of a the House to present certain resolutions of the and I think they should go to the Committee on first and second time by its title, referred to a Cow Legislature of Alabama upon the subject of inter- Manufactures. vention upon the part of this Government in the
mittee of the Whole House, made the order of
Mr. SWEETSER called for tellers; which the day for tomorrow, and, with the report 20affairs of foreign nations. were ordered.
companying, ordered to be printed.
Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia, from the Com-warrants, he can enter the balance in cash, if it is the propositions to the Committee of the whole mittee on Commerce, reported" A bill to regulate convenient for him, or if he desires to make an on the state of the Union, and fix the annual salary of the American Consul entry in that way. I desire now that this bill The question was then taken, and the proposiat the city of Amsterdam;" which was read a first should be put upon its passage. I do not see the || tions were so referred, and second time by its title.
necessity of any delay with regard to this ques- On motion by Mr. HALL, the propositions Mr. S. I move that the bill be referred to a tion. I do not see that it is in any way connect- | were ordered to be printed. Committee of the Whole House, made the ordered with the matter which is contained in another Mr. HENN, from the Committee on Public of the day for to-morrow, and that the bill and bill already before
the House, which is, I believe, Lands, reported back, with sundry amendments, report be printed.
made the order for to-day in Committee of the House bill No. 14, for the correction of errors in Mr. BAYLY, of Virginia. That subject is now Whole. I am opposed to tacking so many meas- | the location of military bounty land warrants, and before the Committee on Foreign Relations, and ures together; but as this stands upon its own the entry of lands; which was referred to the ComI move its reference to that committee.
merits, and is not connected with any other ques- mittee of the Whole on the state of the Union, and Mr. STEPHENS. I will change my motion, tion, and as it is necessary that this restriction with the amendments ordered to be printed. and move that the bill be referred to the Committee should be taken off the location of warrants, I
Mr. HENN also, from the same committee, re, of the Whole upon the state of the Union, and be hope that the amendment I have offered will meet | ported back House bill No. 124, “ to revive and printed.
with the approbation of the House, and that it continue in force for a limited time the provisions The question was then put upon the latter mo- will be adopted. If there are no objections to the of an act relating to suspended entries of public tion, and it was agreed to.
law upon its merits, I trust that it will not meet lands," with sundry amendments thereto; which Mr. HALL, from the Committee on Public with opposition from any
quarter. Lands, to which was referred the following joint
Mr.' MARSHALL, of Kentucky: Suppose, the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed.
was referred to the Committee of the Whole on resolution of the House, viz:
for instance, that the amount of land he proposes Joint Resolution anthorizing the location of military bounty to enter would not consume the warrant, for in- fice and Post Roads, reported a bill to amend an act
Mr. OLDS, from the Committee on the Post Ofland warrants on the public lands now subject and here- stance sixty acresafter to be subject to entry at private sale under existing Mr. CAMPBELL. My proposition does not entitled “An act to reduce and modify the rates laws. Resolved, &c., That any land bounty for military services
intend that the rule which governs the location of of postage in the United States, and for other purgranted by the act of the twenty-eighth day of September, it only
the minimum price of which
Also, a bill from the same committee, to protain officers and soldiers who have engaged in the inilitary is $2 50 per acre, to be entered with warrants. For vide for the security of mail locks, mail keys, and service of the United States,"? (or by virtue of any other act instance, an eighty acre lot can be entered with
a other property of the Post Office Department, ,land
one hundred and sixty acre warrant. As the bill ond time by their titles, referred to the Committee now subject and herearter to become subject to entry at piri- now stands, only one half of the tract of land can | of the whole on the state of the Union, and orcate sale, at the minimum price, under existing laws
Reported the same back with an amendment in paid in cash. The object of my amendment is to dered to be printed. the form of a substitute, which was read as fol-permit the entire tract to be entered with warrants
Mr. OLDS, from the same committee, reported lows, viz:
or cash, as the locator may prefer. The number a joint resolution for the relief of Elizabeth Pruett, A Billin relation to Military Bounty Land Warrants. of acres entered must, of course, correspond with the widow and executrix of Robert Pruett, deBe it enacted, &c., That land warrants issued under the the number of acres contained in the warrants pro
ceased. act entitled “ An act granting bounty land to certain officers | posed to be located. In grants which have been
The joint resolution was read a first and second and soldiers who have engaged in the military service of the made to States—the minimum price of public lands, time by its title, and then, after a brief explana
or of alternate sections, retained by the Governo ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, and ted on any public land subject to private entry at the date of the proposed location : Provided, That when any such war
ment out of these grants, bas been raised to $2,50 subsequently being engrossed, was real the third rants shall be located on public lands subject to private en- per acre-those lands, for instance, which have been try at a greater minimum than one dollar and twenty-five reserved from public sale, and which are not sus.
time and passed. cents per acre, the locator of said warrant or warrants shall
Mr. OLDS moved to reconsider the vote on the pay to the United States, in cash, the difference between the
ceptible of being entered. When that limitation value of said warrant or warrants, estimated at one dollar or that reservation is taken from those lands, I passage of the resolution, and to lay the motion and twenty-five cents per acre, and the minimum price of desire that they may be entered with warrants, for
to reconsider upon the table; which latter motion the tract located on. the purpose of enabling the purchaser of those
was agreed to. Mr. HALL. I move that the bill and substi- | lands, or the locator of lands, to enter them with back Senate bill No. 88, for the relief of 'Rufus
Mr. OLDS, from the same committee, reported tute therefore be referred to the Committee of the warrants, if they desire to do so. I have offered Dwinel, without amendment, and with a recom; Whole on the state of the Union.
Mr. CAMPBELL, of Illinois. I hope that the an eighty acre lot of land with a one hundred and mendation that it do pass, which bill was referi ed bill may be put upon its passage. I would in- sixty acre warrant. That will make the eighty the order of the day for to-morrow.
to a Committee of the Whole House, and made quire of the Chair if it be in order at this time to acre lot worth $2 50 per acre; and if they desire offer an amendment to the substitute? to enter them with warrants merely covering the
On motion by Mr. OLDS, it was The SPEAKER. If the motion to refer be amount of land which they are enabled to enter
Ordered, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post voted down it will be in order. under the warrant, they can then pay the balance memorial of John Lowry and sixty-eight other legal voters of
Roads be discharged from the further consideration of the Mr. CAMPBELL. I hope the gentleman will ' in cash, if they wish. I think this amendment Carver and Plymouth, in the State of Massachusetts, praywithdraw his motion to commit to enable me to perfectly secures this object. And unless there ing for an appropriation for the expenses of transportation offer an amendment.
are some serious objections to the merits of the of the mails, and that the meniorialistă be allowed to witiMr. HALL. I withdraw it for that pur-bill-unless there are some serious objections to
draw the papers from the files of the House. pose.
relieving the location of land warrants from the Mr. OLDS, from the same committee, reported Mr. CAMPBELL. I ask for the reading of limitations and restrictions which the law of the the following resolution: the resolution and substitute reported by the Com-last Congress imposed upon them. I do trust that Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Ofiice and mittee.
it will meet with the approbation of this House to Post Roads be authorized to employ a clerk, at the usual The Clerk having read the resolution and sub- || allow the amendment I have offered, and then to rate of compensation. stitute,
permit the bill at the present time to pass to its Mr. 0. said: I will say to gentlemen that if they Mr. CAMPBELL moved to amend the substi- ! third reading.
wish their business with regard to post offices attute by inserting after the word “cash,” the fol- Mr. HARRIS, of Tennessee. I move to refer tended to, they must allow us this clerk, for that lowing words, viz: “Or warrants at $1 25 per the bill and amendments to the Committee of the business is accumulating so rapidly that it is abacre, at the option of the locator.”
Whole on the state of the Union. There are two solutely necessary we should have this assistance. Mr. C. I will simply state my object in offer propositions before that committee already, upon I believe that it would expedite the business of the ing that amendment. "I offered the joint resolu- the same subject, made the special order for to- House and be a saving of money to the country tion for which the committee have reported this day; and I trust the House will refer this propo- if these important committees were allowed to embill as a substitute. The object of the joint reso-sition to the same committee, so that they can ploy clerks. I move the previous question on the lution was, in the first place, to take off the restric- have before them all the different propositions that passage of the resolution. tion which the act of the last Congress imposed have been made upon this subject. I trust the Mr. DUNHAM moved to lay the resolution on upon the location of warrants. I am not, how- | House will act upon it without further debate, in the table. ever, satisfied with the other provisions of the bill. order that we may proceed with the call upon the
Mr. STANTON, of Tennessee. I appeal to And as the bill reported by the committee fully committees for reports. I will not move the pre- both the gentlemen to allow me to offer an amendembraces the object intended to be effected by my vious question.
ment to that resolution, which I believe would be joint resolution, so far as releasing the warrants Mr. FOWLER. I supposed it was under- ! in order. The Committes on Naval Affairs have from the restriction which was imposed upon stood, that we were to offer reports which should instructed me to report a similar resolution, and I them by that law is concerned, I feel satisfied not give rise to debate. Perhaps debate is in should like it to share the same fate as this. that the bill should take the place of the resolution, order, though I doubt it.
(Cries of "No, no !") of which it is the substitute.
The SPEAKER. The call for reports was
Mr. SEYMOUR, of New York. I wish to The committee, in reporting the substitute, pro- the busines in order during the morning hour. say, in behalf of the Committee on Commerce, pided in those cases where the minimum price of Mr. FOWLER. Is it in order to debate a prop- that they very much need a clerk to expedite their lands was $2 50 per acre that the locator in lo-osition?
business, and that some time since they instructed Cating the warrant should pay the balance after The SPEAKER. Upon a proposition to refer, me to report a resolution similar to this. the $1 25 in cash. My object in offering this it is.
Mr. FICKLIN called for the yeas and nays on amendment is to permit the locator to enter all Mr. FOWLER. Then I demand the previous the motion to lay the resolution on the table; and that description of lands, the minimum price of question.
they were ordered. which is $2 50 per acre, with warrants, if he de- The previous question was seconded, and the Mr. HARRIS, of Tennessee, inquired of the sires to do so; or if he desires to enter $1 25 with Il main question ordered, which was upon referring II Chair whether the morning hour had expired?