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Mr. SMART objected, and called for the regu- them, and authority to call upon the Departments
Mr. McNAIR presented a petition of sundry lar order of business.
for explanation and information. I therefore citizens of Delaware county, Pennsylvania, relaThe SPEAKER said that the motion of the
move that the
House now resolve itself into Com- tive to a modification of the bounty land act of gentleman from Ohio (Mr. CARTTER) was a privi-, mittee of the Whole on the state of the Union. 28th September, 1850; which was referred to the leged motion. The regular order of business was Mr. HOUSTON. The House is aware that Committee on Public Lands. o call the States for petitions; but the gentleman the message has not yet been printed. I had
On motion by Mr. CHANDLER, leave was had the right, under the rule, to move that the intended myself to make a motion similar to that granted to withdraw from the files, for the purpose House resolve itself into Committee of the Whole just made by the gentleman from Tennessee, (Mr. of reference to the War Department, the memoon the state of the Union.
Jones,] but until the message is printed, I can rial and papers of Mary Ann Beecher. The question was then taken upon the motion i hardly see the utility of the motion. I think, On motion by Mr. CLINGMAN, it was to go into committee, and it was not agreed to.
therefore, the gentleman had better withdraw his Ordered, That the petition and papers of Fielding G. SEATS FOR THE REPORTERS. motion for the present.
Brown be withdrawn from the files of the House, and reMr. STEPHENS, of Georgia, by unanimous
Mr. JONES. The message has been printed in ferred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. consent, from the select committee appointed on the papers. It has not, to be sure, been printed Mr. RIDDLE presented a petition from DelaWednesday last to inquire into the practicability by our public printer and laid upon our tables. | ware. of proeuring, within the bar of the House, suit- When that will be done, the Lord only knows.
THE PRINTERS' MEMORIAL. able seats for the Reporters of the Congressional | Laughter.] If we have to wait until we receive Globe, reported the following resolution, viz:
Mr. WALSH presented the memorial of the it from the public printer, with the documents Reseleed, That the Doorkeeper be and he is hereby auwhich accompany it, we shall be obliged to wait Congress of Printers
upon the subject of the mode turized and directed to provide three chairs for the Report- for three months, at least.
of giving out the Congress printing, and suggeste for the Congressional Globe, to be placed in front of the Several MEMBERS. Five months.
ing that a committee of three practical printers be Clerk's desk, similar to the chairs occupied by the Report
Mr. JONES continued. My experience is that authorized to act with a committee of Congress to ers on the floor of the Senate.
it is not common to wait for these documents to fix the proper rates of compensation for the pubThe resolution having been read,
be officially printed and laid upon our tables
before lic printing, and praying a discrimination in favor Mr. STEPHENS said: I will barely remark, referring it; but if it is the pleasure of the House of practical printers in awarding a contract for that upon investigation we have found that three to wait that time, I have no objection.
printing. chairs may be placed directly in front of the Clerk's The SPEAKER. Does the gentleman with | which it came commended it to the attention of
Mr. W. said that the respectable source from desk for the Reporters of the Globe without at all draw his motion ? incommoding the House. If they should, they
Mr. JONES. No, sir, I do not. The House can be removed. I move the previous question on || may vote it down if they wish.
The memorial having been read, the adoption of the resolution. Mr. GORMAN. I hope the gentleman from
Mr. WALSH moved that it be referred to a main question ordered; which question being put, I doubt not, there are other gentlemen in the ferred to the Committee on Printing; which moThe previous question was seconded, and the Tennessee (Mr. Jones] will withdraw his motion select committee.
Mr.JONES, of Tennessee, moved that it be rethe resolution was adopted.
Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, moved that the vote tion to this matter. Papers have been referred to tion was agreed to, just taken be reconsidered, and that that motion committees during the last Congress; they are
On motion by Mr. WALSH, it was be laid upon the table; which latter motion was now upon file in the Clerk's office, and cannot be Ordered, That the petition and papers of John Gallagher agreed to. withdrawn, except upon motion. But I hope the
be taken from the files of the House, and referred to the PETITIONS. motion will be withdrawn for another reason.
Committee on Pensions. The SPEAKER stated that the States would be the rules of the House require that previous
Mr. BOWIE presented sundry petitions; which called for petitions, commencing with the State of notice shall be given of intention to introduce a
were appropriately referred. Maine. bill. Now, when the States are called for peti
On motion by Mr. FAULKNER, it was On motion by Mr. LETCHER, by unanimous tions, members are also allowed to give notice of Ordered, That the petition and papers of Jacob Thody be
taken from the files of the House, and referred to the Comtusent leave was granted to withdraw from the their intention to introduce bills, as well as present
mittee on Invalid Pensions. fies of the House the petition and papers of Rich- | petitions. I hope, therefore, it will be the pleasure and Pool. of the gentleman from Tennessee to withdraw,
Mr. F. also presented several petitions.
Mr. McMULLIN presented a petition. ADVANCES BY NEW HAMPSHIRE.
for the present, his motion to go into committee. Mr. PEASLEE, by unanimous consent of Mr. JONES then withdrew his motion.
ORANGE AND ALEXANDRIA RAILROAD. the House, and in pursuance of previous notice, New York; and
Petitions were then called for from the State of Mr. STROTHER. I desire to introduce a bill, introduced a bill authorizing the payment of inter
under leave of the House, of which previous notice
Mr. JENKINS presented several. est to the state of New Hampshire for advances
has already been given, for the relief of the Orange made for the use and benefit of the United States, consent, it was ordered that the petition of Silas
On motion by Mr. HAVEN, by unanimous and Alexandria Railroad Company. in repelling invasion and suppressing insurrection Champion for a pension, and the accompanying
Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, objected. at Indian Stream, in said State; which was read a papers, be withdrawn from the files, and referred will not object when I tell him that I only desire
Mr. STROTHER. I presume the gentleman first and second time by its title, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. io the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
to introduce the bill and have it referred to the Mr. TUCK. I believe there is a rule of this
appropriate committee. I ask that it be reported House whick authorizes the presentation of peti- Mr. HAVEN gave notice that he would to for information. tions without detaining the House; and believing morrow, or on the earliest day practicable, ask
The bill was then read. that we shall do nothing else that will be useful, I leave to introduce a bill to reenact and continue in
Mr. JONES. I would like very much to acmove that the House do now resolve itself into operation certain acts for the relief of insolvent | commodate the gentleman, but I will say this to
him, that if the State of Virginia will come here Committee of the Whole on the state of the debtors of the United States. Unisa.
On motion by Mr. SACKETT, it was
and ask this Government to pay the $120,000 The question was put, and the motion was not Ordered, That the petitions and papers of Jacob Kerr | which she
says she has advanced to it, I will vote agreed to.
and Adam Garlock, be taken from the files of the House, to pay it, but I am not going to vote money for Mr. WALBRIDGE presented the petition of and that the forner be referred to the Committee on Private the construction of railroads in that country. Lemuel Hudson and Ephraim Sharp, which was | tionary Pensions.
Land Claims, and the latter to the Committee on Revolu- Mr. STROTHER. I should be glad if the genreferred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
tleman would postpone his objections to the bill
Mr. HART presented a petition from Samuel | until it comes regularly before the House upon MINT OF THE UNITED STATES AT NEW YORK. F. Butterworth; which was referred to the Com- | the report of the committee, at which time I hope
Mr. BRIGGS, by unanimous consent, intro- | mittee on the Post Ofice and Post Roads. to be able to relieve his mind from the difficulties duced a bill, of which previous notice had been On motion by Mr. KING, of New York, it upon the subject. Of course I shall not go into a given, to establish a Mint of the United States in
discussion of the question now. If the gentleman the city of New York; which was read a first and Ordered, That the petitions and papers of Ira Baldwin from Tennessee will not withdraw his objection, I second time by its title, and referred to the Com- and Daniel R. Granger, be taken from the files of the will move that the rules be suspended, in order to mittee of Ways and Means.
House, and that the former be referred to the Committee on
afford me an opportunity to introduce the bill. REFERENCE OF PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. Invalid Pensions.
The SPEAKER said it was not in order to Mr. JONES, of Tennessee. The House have Mr. PRICE presented the petition of Jesse D.
move a suspension of the rules for any such puralready heard that petitions may be presented here Brown, for balance of claim; which was referred pose except on Mondays. under the rule of the House without wasting its to the Committee of Claims.
On motion by Mr. McMULLIN, it was time. It is important that the standing committees Mr. ROBBINS presented the resolution of the
Ordered, That the petition and papers of George W. should have some basis upon which to commence grand inquest for the eastern district of Penn- || House, and referred to the Comınittee on the Post Ofice
Hopkins, of Virginia, be withdrawn from the files of the their work; and preparatory to that, it is neces- sylvania, for the extension of the buildings occu- || and Post Roads. sary to dispose of and refer the various subjectspied by the Philadelphia post-office; which was On motion by Mr. THOMPSON, of Virginia, treated of in the President's annual message to the referred to the Committee on the Post Office and it was proper committees. That message has been re- Post Roads.
Ordered, That the petition and papers of Daniel Steenrod ferred to the Committee of the Whole on the state Mr. MOORE, of Pennsylvania, asked the unani-be withdrawn from the files of the House, and referred to of the Union. Now, I think the proper course mous consent of the House to introduce a reso- the Committee of Claims. for us to pursue, is to go into committee, and refer lution providing for per diem and mileage to John Mr. McMULLIN gave notice that at some it to the appropriate standing committees, and let is. Littell, as contestant of the seat of John Rob- future time he would ask leave to introduce a bill those committees meet and report when they may bins, jr., in the Thirty-first Congress.
appropriating five hundred thousand acres of land think proper. It is right that they should have Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, objected; and the il to the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad. jurisdiction over the subjects to be referred to | resolution was not received.
Mr. JÄCKSON presented a memorial from
Thomas M. Newell, a captain in the Navy, ask- House has been, that when a member asks the COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC EXPENDITURES, ing for full pay during the period he was sus- unanimous consent of the House to give notice of Mr. JOHNSON, of Tennessee. I rise for the pended from command; which, with the papers the introduction of a bill, if objection be made, he purpose of asking of the House to be discharged on the files of the House on the same subject, was cannot give such notice. If it be on Monday he from service on the Committee on Public Expendreferred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. may move a suspension of the rules, and the dif
As the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Mr. COBB asked leave to introduce a bill, of ficulty may be avoided. But in order to afford Bocock) thinks it incumbent upon gentlemen to which previous notice had been given, for the re- every one an opportunity of giving notice prepara- do so, I will assign the reasons why I wish to be lief of William J. Price.
tory to the introduction of a bill, a rule has been Mr. RICHARDSON. I dislike very much to adopted providing that notice may be given by House will indulge me two or three minutes in
discharged from serving on the committee, if the object to the motion of the gentleman from Ala- the filing of it with the Clerk.
explanation. In the first instance, I will state that bam, (Mr. CobB;] but if these things are allowed The SPEAKER. The Chair is not aware of || I do not ask to be excused from serving on this to go on in this way, we shall never reach the any express rule with reference to giving notice committee out of any disrespect to the Speaker, State of Illinois.
of the introduction of bills, except that referred as, I think, he will bear me witness. If there is Mr. COBB then presented the petition of Wil- to by the gentleman from Tennessee, (Mr. Jones.] honor or emolument flowing from serving as liam J. Price; which, with the papers on the files The Chair will remark, however, that it has been chairman of said committee, I desire no longer of the House in support of the claim, were referred the usual practice of this body to give such notice to enjoy such honor or emolument, having enjoyed to the Committee on Public Lands. by general consent.
them heretofore. I will assign another reason, COMMITTEE OF CLAIMS. Mr. STANTON, of Kentucky. 1 desire to ask
and a very good one, it seems to me, and that is, my honorable friend from Alabama (Mr. Smith] || when you come to examine the rules of the House, Mr. SMITH. I have been appointed upon the
whether it is his intention in offering this joint resCommittee of Claims, and I desire respectfully to
which define the jurisdiction of this committee, olution to reënact the “ Alien and Sedition " law? ask the House to excuse me from serving on that
you will find that the Committee of Ways and
Several MEMBERS. “ Order! order!” committee.
Means, by the same language in which it is con
The SPEAKER. No discussion is in order. Mr. BOCOCK. Mr. Speaker
ferred upon the Committee on Public Expendi
Mr. STANTON, of Tennessee. I call for the Mr. SMITH. I hope the gentleman is not
have charge of every subject that could pos. regular order of business. about to interpose any objection. I have reasons
sibly come within the range and jurisdiction of
Mr. SMITH. I will answer the interrogatory which, in my opinion, are ample. I do not ask it
the Committee on Public Expenditures. In of the gentleman from Kentucky, [Mr. Stanton.] addition to this, there are six other committees out of any disrespect to the source of appointment,
I do not desire to reënact the "Alien and Sedinor froin any disposition, on my part, to shrink
that have jurisdiction of all that could reasonably * tion" law, but we want no more “Pampero from the labor it imposes; but, as I have remarked,
come within the range of the duties of the Com. I have ample reasons for the request, and I hope expeditions. The object of this resolution is to
mittee on Public Expenditures, producing such a warn Kossuth of the ground on which he stands, the House will grant it.
conflict of jurisdiction that it makes the CommitMr. BOCOCK. I rise simply to say that the
and to remind the public officers of their duty. tee on Public Expenditures a perfect nullity, and
The SPEAKER. The gentleman is not in orgentleman from Pennsylvania [Mr. Ross] asked
in fact does away with the necessity of the comder. this morning to be discharged from service on one
Mr. SMITH. Well, but I do not understand of the committees of the House. He gave no rea
I will say, in this connection, that, humble as I the decision of the Chair as to whether I have the son for the request, but merely stated that his rea
am, I have no desire to occupy a position as chairsons were such as were satisfactory to himself; // right to give this notice.
man of a committee which has no duties to per
The SPEAKER. The Chair decides that the and upon that statement he was excused. Another
form. I will repeat, if there are emoluments or gentleman has the right, under the rule, to give honor to be derived as chairman of this commitgentleman now, under similar circumstances, makes the same request, but gives no reasons upon the notice, by filing it with the Clerk at any time.
tee, I have enjoyed them as long as I desire. There which the House is to base its action. Now, I
On motion by Mr. MOORE, of Louisiana, it is one other reason I would name: I am a memdesire to propound this question to the House: If
ber of one other committee, which, in all proba
Ordered, That the petitions and papers of John H. we go on to grant every request of this nature
bility, will have much labor to perform., I hope, Thompson be withdrawn from the files of the House, and which is presented, without any reasons being
therefore, that the House will have no hesitancy referred to the Committee of Claims. given for granting such requests, what will become
Mr. MOORE, of Louisiana, by unanimous con
in excusing me from service upon this committee. of the business of this House, or of the country?
The question was then taken, and Mr.JOHNSON sent, gave notice that he would, at the earliest day That is the suggestion I wish to make.
was excused. Mr. SMITH. I have no doubt the committees practicable, ask leave to introduce a bill, entitled
Mr. GORMAN, by unanimous consent, introwill remain full; there are a plenty of gentlemen State of Louisiana for the purpose of constructing | given, to supply the State of Indiana with the ** An act to make a grant of public lands to the
duced a bill, of which previous notice had been who are willing to serve upon them. I trust, after
railroads in said State." one gentleman has this morning been excused,
Mr. TAYLOR, by unanimous consent, and in
deficiency in former grants of lands for the use of without giving his reasons, specially, the same pursuance of previous notice, asked leave to intro- | second time by its title, and, with certain memo
the State University, which was read a first and courtesy will be extended to me. The question was then taken, and Mr. Smith | Virginia military land warrants, and for return
duce a bill further to extend the time of locating rials upon the files of the House, referred to the was excused.
Committee on Public Lands. ing surveys thereon to the General Land Office; NOTICE TO LOUIS KOSSUTH. which was read a first and second time by its title
KOSSUTH AGAIN. Mr. SMITH. I give notice that on to-morrow
and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Mr. ROBINSON asked the unanimous consent or some subsequent day, I will ask leave to intro
Mr. GIDDINGS presented a petition.
of the House to introduce a joint resolution produce a joint resolution requiring the Secretary of
Mr. BARRERE presented a memorial from viding that the Congress of the United States, in State to furnish Louis Kossuth with copies of the
Daniel Slack, of Batavia, in relation to the Mex- the name and behalf of the people of the United acts of Congress which define treason and misican indemnity.
States, give Louis Kossuth a cordial welcome to demeanors against the United States. The resolu
Mr. JOHNSON, of Ohio, presented a petition. || the capital of the country; and that a copy of the tion also further contemplates that if, after the read
Mr. MARSHALL, of Kentucky, presented a resolution be transmitted to him by the President ing of these laws, he should continue to make such petition from B. B. Bennett, of Kentucky, which of the United States.
was referred to the Committee on Pensions. speeches as he has made since his arrival in New
Objection was made by several, and the resoluYork, inciting the young men of the country to
NEWSPAPERS TO MEMBERS.
tion was not introduced. take up arms against a nation with which the
Mr. STANTON, of Kentucky, asked the unan
Mr. BRECKENRIDGE presented the memoUnited States is at peace, it shall be the solemn imous consent of the House to introduce a reso
rial of the widow of G. H. McKee, which was duty of the President to have him arrested, (laugh-olution; which was read for information as follows,
referred to the Committee of Claims; the petition ter,) and detained until satisfactory assurances be viz:
of E. H. Taylor, which was referred to the given that he will cease his efforts to enlist the Resolved, That the Clerk of the House furnish to each
Committee on Roads and Canals; the petition of cooperative aid and armed interference of the peo- member such newspapers as he may desire, not exceeding
Thomas L. Judge, which was referred to the Comple of these States in favor of Hungary. in ainount that allowed to members of the Senate.
mittee of Claims; the petition and papers of Mr. GIDDINGS objected.
Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, objected to the intro- Thomas P. Dudley, which were referred to the duction of the resolution.
Committee on Pensions; and the petition and paTHE RULE IN POINT.
Mr. GIDDINGS inquired of the Chair whether peus of Josiah P. Pilcher, which were referred to Mr. RICHARDSON. I rise to a question of the resolution was not in order under the rules as the Committee on Military Affairs. order. I desire to propound this question to the Chair. I wish to know whether any gentleman a part of the organization of the House ?
Mr. FICKLIN presenied the petition of Rezin The SPEAKER responded in the negative.
C. Martin and eighty-seven others, protesting has not the right to give notice of his intention to
against the employment of Chaplains by Congress introduce a bill? If I understand the rules cor
at the expense of the Government, on constitutional rectly, when the question is presented by the in- Mr. JOHNSON, of Tennessee, by unanimous grounds; which was referred to the Judiciary troduction of a bill, if objection be made, the ques- i consent, introduced a bill, of which previous notice Committee. tion arises, “Will the House receive it?" and upon had been given, to encourage agriculture, com- Mr. BISSELL presented the petition of Mary that question there is something upon which they merce, and manufactures, and other branches of Prettyman for allowance of a pension; which can act definitely, I only desire that we may un- industry, by granting to any man who is the head was referred to the Committee on Invalid Penderstand these rules correctly, so that we may start of a family and a citizen of the United States, a sions. right. My information is, that when the proper homestead of one hundred and sixty acres of land Mr. BISSELL. I also present the petition of time arrivés, any gentleman may give any notice out of the public domain, upon condition of occu- Dr. W. T. G. Morton, for remuneration as dishe pleases, and no one has the right to object. pancy and cultivation of the same for a period coverer of etherization. I wish to state to the
Nr. JONES, of Tennessee. I think the gen- therein specified; which was read a first and House, that in this case the petitioner represents tleman from Illinois (Mr. RICHARDSON) will, upon second time by its title, and referred to the Com- W himself to have been the first person who demonreflection, see he is in error. The practice of the || mittee on Agriculture.
strated by actual experiment the fact, that the
inhalation of sulphuric ether rendered the human | a bill, of which previous notice had been given, received, directly or indirectly, the first cent of hndy insensible to pain during surgical operations. I to provide for the correction of errors in the loca- compensation for such services. Now, this is a I would state to the House that it is a matter of tion of military bounty land warrants, and the question which requires some investigation, perconsiderable importance; and I ask that a select entry of lands; which was read a first and second haps legislation, and I will go as far as that conmittee of five be appointed to take it in charge. time by its title, and referred to the Committee on gentleman or any other gentleman, to prescribe The motion vas agreed to, and the Chair was Public Lands.
penalties of the severest character against members Nuthorized to appoint the committee.
On motion by Mr. HENN, the following joint of Congress who may or shall prosecute claims On motion by Mr. RICHARDSON it was resolutions of the Legislative Assembly of the against the Government for pay. But a bill Ordered, That the petition and papers of Nicholas Boli- State of Iowa, were ordered to be taken from the should be so guarded as not to prevent others vibe withdrawn froin the files and referred to the Com- files of the House, and referred to the respective from attending to the legitimate demands of their sittee on Public Lands.
committees to which they were heretofore referred: constituents against the Government. I think Mr. CAMPBELL of Illinois, and Mr. YATES A joint resolution for an appropriation for the that we cannot here, at this time, properly guard of Illinois, presented petitions of certain registers improvement of the Des Moines and Rock River and frame a bill to effect these objects. I hope, and receivers, asking compensation for locating Rapids, on the Mississippi river;
therefore, that the matter will be referred to some military land warrants; which were referred to A joint resolution asking a donation of lands to 1 appropriate committee--perhaps that of the Judithe Committee on Public lands. actual settlers;
ciary would be the most proper one. Os motion by Mr. THOMPSON, of Massa- A joint resolution for establishing a land office Mr. SMART. I wish to say that there is a chusetts, it was at Fort Des Moines; and
similar rule of this House in relation to one officer Ordered, That the petition of Daniel Sampson, praying
A joint resolution respecting saline lands; and of the House at least, providing that he shall not to account of blindness, brought on by exposure a preamble and resolutions on the subject of pro- prosecute any claim against the Government; and wat in the service of the United States, as a caulker in curing from the United States a compensation for there is a penalty affixed to that rule. That officer, Se Navy, be taken from the files, and referred to the Com- services and expenses, in defending a portion of it is true, is a subordinate officer of the House; wibee on Naval Affairs. Mr. HALL and Mr. MILLER presented sev
the territory of the United States against the un- || but for one, I have no idea of permitting men high eral memorials from the State of Missouri; which lawful claim to the exercise of authority by the in station to go unpunished, and visit penalties
upon the acts of subordinate officers. I think the vere appropriately referred. Mr. JOHNSOŃ, of Arkansas, moved that the On motion by Mr. HENN, it was
country calls for such a law as this. I have no House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.
Ordered, That document No. 200, of the House of Rep. | objection to the proposition of the gentleman from
resentatives, (Treasury Department,) of the first session Tennessee (Mr. Jones) to refer, and I think he On motion by Mr. CABLE, of Ohio, it was 29th Congress, together with the accompanying papers, be will concur with me in the opinion that such an act Ordered, That certain papers in relation to James Mc
taken from the files, and referred to the Committee on Puball and Charles Fouroan, be taken from the files of the lic Lands.
should be passed by Congress as this bill contemHouse, and referred to the Committee of Claims.
Mr. HENN asked leave to offer a resolution; || of claims that have been presented of a certain de
plates. Everybody knows the enormous amount On motion by Mr. STUART, it was
which was read and agreed to, viz: Ordered, That the petition and papers of Moore and Has- Resolved, that the Cominittee on Military Affairs be in- scription. Everybody knows the amount of concall be taken from the files of the House, and referred to structed to inquire into the expediency of reoccupying Forttingent fees that gentlemen, Senators and Reprethe Connaittee on Patents.
Kearny, near the mouth of Platte river; or of establishing sentatives, have obtained in prosecuting these Mr. STUART, by unanimous consent, intro
a new military post at some point on the Missouri river, for claims. Senators and Representatives become
the protection of the western frontier of the State of Iowa duced a bill, of which previous notice had been
interested in these claims to an extent almost from Indian depredations. ziren, granting to the State of Michigan the right of way and a donation of public lands,
Mr. HENN asked the unanimous consent of || cqual to the original claims; and I think it is a the House to introduce a resolution instructing upon your statute-book a prohibition that no mem
matter that requires legislation. Why, you have construction of a ship canal around the Falls of the Committee on Military Affairs to inquire into ber of Congress shall make a contract with this St. Mary, in said State; which was read a first the expediency of establishing a military post at Government, and yet you see Senators and Repand second time by its title, and referred to the the source of the Humboldt river. Committee on Public Lands.
Mr. SWEETSER objected, and the resolution | to obtain a claim against this Government. I Mr. PENNIMAN presented a memorial from
was not received. train registers and receivers, asking for compen- Petitions and memorials were then presented by and
move the reference of the subject to the Com
have nothing more to say upon this subject now, abcn for services in locating bounty land war- Messrs. Marshall of California, and McCorkle. | mittee on the Judiciary. furte; which was referred to the Committee on
Mr. MARSHALL, of California, by unanimous Pubte Lands. Mr. CABELL, of Florida, by unanimous con- | had been given, to create a board of commission- mean to say that any member of the last Congress consent, introduced a bill, of which previous notice from Maine
[Mr. Smart] one question:
Mr. BOCOCK. I wish to ask the gentleman test, introduced A bill, of which previous noticeers for the examination and payment of claims has received a fee for prosecuting claims? kad been given, granting the right of way and ma- | against the United States arising out of the conAlabam, in aid of the construction of a railroad second time by its title, and referred to the Com- but rumor and the press of the country
Mr. SMART. Not at all. I did not mean to quest of California; which was
read a first and apply my remarks to any member of this House, from the waters of the Pensacola Bay, in Florida, mittee on Military Affairs. to Montgomery, in the State of Alabama, and for
Senators have received the enormous amount of
On motion by Mr. FAULKNER, it was other purposes; which was read a first and second
$75,000 for a single fee. I hope that the matter Ordered, That sundry petitions of citizens of Virginia, may be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, time hy is title, and referred to the Committee on asking that the military system now in force in the armories with instructions to report
, a bill. Publie Lands.
may be abolished, and that the said armories may be placed
The bill was so referred.
PUBLIC EXPENDITURES. Mr. CABELL, of Florida, asked the unani- Mr. VENABLE presented a petition from citmous cotisent of the House to introduce a resolu- | izens of North Carolina against the employment | House to present a resolution for obtaining some
Mr. SMART. I ask the indulgence of the tion; which was read for information, as follows, | of Chaplains; which was referred to the Commit- | information, and I would like to have the unanitee on the Judiciary.
mous consent of the House upon its passage. Rerstred, That the Committee on Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of granting to the
THE LAWS AND PUBLIC ADVERTISEMENTS. Mr. JONES. I would inquire if the call for States in which they lie, alternate sections of the public Mr. SMART, by unanimous consent, intro- || petitions has been gone through with? Iands along the line of all railroads, to construct which duced a bill, of which previous notice had been
The SPEAKER. Not yet. companies have been chartered by the Legislatures of such States, to aid in the construction of said railroads.
given, to regulate the publication of the laws of Mr. JONES. Then I object, and call for the
the United States, and of the public advertisements; // regular business. Mr. SWEETSER objected, and the resolution which was read a first and second time by its title;
Mr. SMART. The information which I call was not received. when
for is very important, and needs to be before ConOn motion by Mr. HOWARD, it was
Mr. S. moved that the bill be referred to a select gress at an early hour. Ordered, That the following petitions be taken from the committee of five, to be appointed by the Chair. Several MEMBERS. Read it; read it. tle of the House, and referred as indicated below, viz: te petition of Harris and McCulloch to the Cominittee on
Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, moved that it be The resolution was then read for the informahe Post Office and Post Roads: the petition of Maurice R.
referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; which tion of the House, and is as follows: Simons to the Committee on Invalid Pensions; the peti- motion was agreed to.
Resolved, That the President be requested to cause to be Ees of Captain A. Buchel, John Huff, and G. W. Davis, to the Committee on Military Affairs; the petitions of Wil
PROSECUTION OF CLAIMS.
communicated to this House, the whole amount expended Finn Alexander and Charles Pin to the Committee on the Mr. SMART, by, unanimous consent, intro- binde heneral Government in each state and Territory
since the year 1789, for forts, arsenals, armories, navyJudiciary.
duced a bill, of which previous notice had been yards, docks, light-houses, beacons, buoys, piers, and all Mr. CLARK, by unanimous consent, intro- given, to prohibit the prosecution of claims against public buildings, including cost of sites, and, as near as can
be shown, the amount expended, including grants of land, duced the following bills, of which previous notice the United States by heads of Departments, Sena- in each State, for all works of internal improvement, and had been given; which were read a first and second tors, and Representatives in Congress, during the the probable amount that it will cost in each State and Tertime by their titles, and referred to the Committee term of their respective offices; which having been ritory to complete such forts, arsenals, armories, pavyon Publie Lands, viz: read a first and second time by its title,
yards, docks, light-houses, beacons, buoys, piers, public
buildings and works of internal improvements as are auA bill to grant a certain quantity of land to the Mr. S. asked that it might be put upon its pas- || thorized by law, and now remain unfinished. Also, the State of lova, for the purpose of aiding said State | sage.
whole expenditures already incurred, or by law contemplain the construction of railroads from Dubuque to Mr. CARTTER called for the reading of the ted, for all public buildings and all local objects in the Dis
trict of Columbia. Also, the whole amount expended by Keskuck, and from Davenport to the Missouri bill; and it was read.
the Government, including the probable amount to be exriver; and
Mr. JONES. That is tolerably broad. We pended in virtue of existing laws for all the objects aboveA bill for the relief of the preemption claimants are all in the habit here, or at least I am, of attend- | named. Also, the amount expended in each State and of the land upon which the towns of Fort Madison ing to every claim which our constituents may
Territory in the removal of the Indians, including the
amount paid to said Indians for vacating lands in each and Burlington, in Iowa, are situated.
send us against the Government in any of the State and Territory aforesaid; and the cost of each Indian Mr.HENN, by unanimous consent, introduced Departments, or before Congress. I have never war since 1798, designating the tribes or nations with which
we have been at war, and the State or Territory to which By Mr. BRAGG: The petition of Hugh W. Wormley, reached and that seems not to be desired by those who would said tribes or nations belonged while at war with the United praying for a pension.
throw open to speculators lands ostensibly devoted to the States; and also, the whole expenditures of the General Also, the petition of Gilbert C. Russell, praying for the payment of the soldier for services rendered to the country, Government since the year 1789 among the Indians for all payment or damages for the breach of a contract by the while deeply infringing the rights of others and the public other purposes, designating the amount of expense in each Government, and seizure of property.
interest. State and Territory. Also, the amount of money furnished By Mr. RIDDLE: The memorial of sundry citizens of Your memorialists, in conclusion, would observe that the for sick and disabled seamen in each State since 1789, and Delaware, praying for an appropriation to establish certain public mind is ripe for the occasion and opportunity to the amount of pensions and land warrants granted to citi- buoys in the Delaware Bay.
settle the unsold lands of the Union. That the spirit which zens of each State since the year 1789 aforesaid.
of the Revolution
has revived from the Mr. JONES. The departments, with the aid
Washington county, Pennsylvania, a soldier of the war of exhaustion of that and the later wars of the Republic, and 1812, for an increase of pension.
under the better educational auspices of the times, is deterof fifty clerks, could not furnish that information By Mr. WILLIAMS: The petition of Robert L. Ganis; || mined to conquer its liberties anew, and wrest from the by the end of this session. He therefore objected, | also, the petition of James S. Mitchell, one of the volun- grasp of monopoly and money, (which should at all times and
teers, praying Congress to so change the late Bounty Land be the servant, not master of the people,) that which our The resolution was not received. law, that a meritorious class of volunteers may be provided fathers denied to the laws of primogeniture and entail. Noi
would your memorialists omit to observe, that the convie KOSSUTH AGAIN.
Also, the petition of Hugh W. Wormley, praying for a tion of the public mind is against the principle of grantung Mr. DOTY asked the unanimous consent of the || Byer, praying for a pension on account of his services durpension; also, the petition of the heirs of Robert Henry bounty lands alone to the soldiers, not because they are the
the soldier's due, but because he seldom reaps but a moie House to introduce a joint resolution, of which ing the war with Great Britain; also, the petition of John of the benefit intended by such grants, and because the ma previous notice had been given, tendering a welcome H. B. Rolls, praying compensation for a horse and saddle of honest toil, upon whom the burdens and expenses of al to Louis Kossuth, and making an appropriation converted to the public service in the Florida war.
wars mainly fall, is denied an equal claim to reward an to defray the expenses, under the direction of the Knapp, praying for a pension ; also, the petition of George
By Mr. SCHERMERHORN: The petition of Amos the world's esteem, by the distinction raised in the prefer
ence given to the men bearing arins only. The publie land President of the United States.
s. Claflin, praying for a pension; also, the petition of David acquired as they are by imposts upon, and by the toils a Mr. ORR objected; and the resolution was not Bell, praying for the payment of his share of the pension the people, should cease to be the sport of chance and un introduced. granted to the heirs of Jesse Bell, deceased.
property of those who make the soldier's merits the pra By Mr. FLORENCE: The petition ot William H. Top- tence for their avarice and predetermined intention to bol Mr. DURKEE presented a petition; which was ping, for services as Secretary to the Commission appointed in subjection to their aggrandizement the labors and increas appropriately referred.
to investigate the affairs of the New York Custom-House. of the population of the country; and the Government tha Mr. PRICE, by unanimous consent, introduced By Mr. MEACHAM: The petition of Henry McLaugh- tolerates and the people that submit to that invasion of the
rights, and that neglect of duty wbich springs from a me a bill, of which previous notice had been given, lin; also, of Harry Halgate, of Milton, Vermont.
By Mr. WALSH: The memorial of Samuel Collins, of nopoly of land, however produced, can have neither a ju entitled “ A bill amendatory of the act entitled Baltimore, in relation to Mexican indemnity; also, the claim to the title of democratic, nor be entitled to the ap * An act to provide for the holding of the courts of memorial of Dawson Phenix, a passed midshipman in the plause of history or of mankind. Your memorialists, there the United States in cases of sickness or other dis- United States Navy, praying the reimbursement of certain fore, solicit that no change be made in our existing bound ability of the judges of the district courts,' aptraveling expenses incurred by him.
land laws, tending to increase speculation in the pube
By Mr. WASHBURN: The petition of Araham Pettin- lands. proved July 29, 1850;" which was read a first and
gill for pension
BENJ. PRICE, Com. Ind. Congress. Mr. RICHARDSON moved to refer it to the ril, for arrears of pension.
JAS. HIBSON, Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. SCUDDER : The petition of Seth Crowell, and INDUSTRIAL CONGRESS, NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 1851.
others, for a breakwater at Dennis, Massachusetts. Mr. JONES. I insist upon the enforcement of On motion by Mr. Briggs, it was the rule, and that is to call through the States for Ordered, That the papers relating to the establishment of
IN SENATE. petitions. Gentlemen whose States have been a Mint in the city of New York be withdratvn from the files of the House, and referred to the Committee of Ways and
THURSDAY, December 11, 1851. passed, cannot go back and bring up their cases
Prayer by Rev. C. M. BUTLER. The SPEAKER. The bill just read was re
Mr. BROOKS presented a memorial from the Mr. BRADBURY, of Maine, appeared in his seat. ceived by unanimous consent. Industrial Congress of New York, remonstrating
PETITIONS. Mr. JONES. It was objected to over here. against proposed amendments to the bounty land
Mr. SEWARD submitted additional documente The SPEAKER. The Chair did not hear any | bill, the reading of which was as follows:
To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives in relation to the petition of Hugh W. Dobbin; objections.
in Congress assembled:
which were referred to the Committee on PenThe bill was then referred to the Committee on The undersigned respectfully represent: That they were sions. the Judiciary: appointed a committee of the Industrial Congress of New
Mr. JONES, of Iowa, presented the memorial Mr. SIBLEY asked the unanimous consent of amendment of the most recent bounty land act, passed at
of Richard M. Johnson, praying remuneration for the House to introduce a resolution calling upon the session of '49-'50, giving to the soldiers of the wars of losses sustained by him in consequence of his imthe Secretary of War for information of a local our country certain quantities of land, upon conditions of a pressment into the service of the United States, as character, personal and bona fide entry of their claims, unless so to
à pilot, in the late war with Mexico; which was amend such act as to make more stringent its provisions Objection was made, and the resolution was not
and render absolute settlement and improvement of their referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. received.
grants a condition precedent to a title from Government; Mr. MILLER presented the memorial of WilMr, JONES. I move that the House now ad- or, in the event such conditions might become onerous to liam A. Duer, administrator of William Duer, journ.
some fairly entitled to the consideration of the people and Mr. RICHARDSON, I ask the gentleman to the beneficence of Government, the substitution of a money
deceased, praying the payment of a balance due bounty in lieu of Jand, would, in the estimation of your to the estate of the deceased, on a contract for supwithdraw his motion, in order that the message memorialists, meet both the approbation of the people and plying rations to the army under General SL upon the Speaker's table may be taken up. the merits of the case, and furnish no cause of censure ex.
Clair, in the year 1791; which was referred to the Mr. JONES. That would not be in order. The
cept to that class of men that in every country speculate call of the States for resolutions would be the next | the increase of population and the
demand for land likely upon the necessities of the race, and deliberately forecast
Committee of Claims.
Mr. FISH presented the memorial of George business in order.
to accrue from such increase within a given period, and Talcott, late of the Army of the United States The question was taken, and the House then then, as deliberately antedate its possession, with a view to
complaining that injustice has been done him in adjourned. enrich themselves at the expense of the people, while scat
the sentence of a court-martial, by which he was tering them over tenfold the area of ground they can profit
ably improve, either for their individual benefit or the wel- || dismissed the service, and praying that the Senate NOTICES OF BILLS.
fare of the community in which they may reside, or of the will investigate the proceedings of the court befor By Mr. HENN: A bill to revive and continue in force country at large; while they at the same time withhold
acting on the nomination of the person appointe the provisions of an act entitled "An act granting five
from sale all choice locations, all mines, streams, the best years' half-pay to certain widows and orphans of officers,
land, the forests, coal-beds, and every spot
likely to become in his place. non commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, both the future sites of commercial marts, with a view still fur
Mr. F. said that he doubted whether the mem regulars and volunteers," approved February 22, 1849.
ther to render tributary to them those whom necessity drives rial should be presented in executive or open set By Mr. BISSELL: A bill making a grant of land to the
to the outskirts of civilization for bread and employment, sion, but on consultation with older Senators, L several States of the Union, for the benefit of the insane. or for the means to attain that independence of position By Mr. EVANS: A bill to amend an act entitled "An act which constitutes the aim and the worthiness of the Demo
was advised that the latter was probably the bes for the punishinent of crimes in the District of Columbia.” cratic citizen and the progress of the age.
mode of presentation. He asked that it be lait Your memorialists conceive the rights of every citizen on the table, without reference for the present PETITIONS, &c.
are infringed upon, where the lands of a country are im
which was agreed to. The following petitions, memorials, &c., were presented use and occupation, and that the duty of all Governments
Mr. WALKER presented a petition of inhabitunder the rule, and referred to the appropriate committees : to the people which they represent, is to prevent the accu- ants of Fort Winnebago, Wisconsin, praying a
By Mr. BRIGGS: The petition of Mathews, Wood & mulation of soil in the hands of a few, by any and all means grant to the State of Wisconsin of the military Hall, for compensation for losses incurred in building the in their power, and much more may they claim at the hands cristom-house at New York, owing to the failure of the of their Government that wise and humane forethoughted
reservation at Fort Winnebago, to aid in the imGovernment to comply with their part of the contract, &c. ness, that shall leave no excuse to the citizen for holding in provement of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers; which
By Mr. AIKEN: A petition to change the name of the contempt the laws and institutions he is presumed to under- was referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Swedish brig Ulrica to that of Etiwan, and for a register. stand, and to have himself created or consented to.
Mr. HALE presented a petition of citizens of On motion of Mr. AIKEN, it was
The parent or trustee of an estate that should so manage Ordered, that the petition and papers of Capt. John Ba- his trust as to give to, or permit a few of its heirs to monop
New Hampshire, praying the establishment of a ker Rogers be taken from the files, and referred to the Com- olize its benefits, to the exclusion of the vastly larger body mail route from Pittsfield to Farmington Dock, in mittee of Ways and Means.
of those entitled to the inheritance, or that would blindly that State; which was referred to the Committee By Mr. CHANDLER: The memorial of James B. Moore, encumber such estate by anticipating its revenues to squan- on the Post Office and Post Roads. Israel Lawrence, Henry D. Goodman of Ohio, and John der upon favorites, or in illusory speculations and expectaH. Diehl of Pennsylvania, and their associates, asking the tions of the future, law, justice, and common sense would
The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Government to enable them to establish a regular line of equally condemn and subject to punishment or public cen
Senate a communication of Aaron H. Palmer, acmail steamers from California, or Oregon, to China. sure, and your memorialists conceiving the relation your companied by a description of the colonial depend
By Mr. TUCK: The petition of W. H. Y. Hacket, Rob- honorable bodies bear to the people and to them, the same encies of Japan, with a plan for opening that ert Rice, and others, praying for the erection of beacons in essence as that which constitutes the parent and trustee, and buoys in the harbor of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. would claim at your hands, for the benefit of the race, and
empire to the commerce of the United States. By HENRY D. MOORE: The memorial of Horatio N. of the American people especially, such laws in relation to
Mr. DODGE, of Iowa, moved that the commuCrabb, praying for allowances withheld by the accounting the future disposal of the public lands of our country as nication be referred to the Committee on Printing. officers or the Treasury.
sball most tend to compact settlements of the people upon Also, the memorial of Bernard Henry, praying for the
The PRESIDENT. If a motion to print is them and facilitate the establishment of common schools, payment of a balance due him from the Government of canals, roads, and every other desirable improvement of made, it goes to the Committee on Printing. the United States.
the ages present and prospective-a result that cannot be Mr. GWIN said it was a matter of considerable
importance, and therefore he moved to refer it to the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on For- Mr. WALKER, agreeably to previous notice, the Committee on Foreign Relations. eign Relations.
asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill to Mr. DAVIS. I do not know that the wishes
On motion by Mr. PEARCE, it was
grant to the State of Wisconsin the military reserthe memorialist are; but it is evident, from the
Ordered, That the petition of T. P. McBlair, on the files
vation at Fort Winnebago, in that State, to aid in general tenor of the letter, that if the memorial
fairs. enght to go to any committee, it should be to the
On motion by Mr. BRIGHT, it was
sin rivers; which was read a first and second time, Catamittee on Commerce. I move to refer it to Ordered, That the widow of George R. C. Floyd have
and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. that committee. Jeave to withdraw her petition and papers.
Mr. JONES, of Iowa, agreeably to previous Mr. GWIN remarked that he had desired to
On motion by Mr. SEWARD, it was
notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in the pfer it to the Committee on Commerce, but after
Ordered, That the petition of Abraham L. Knickerbock
following bills; which were read a first and second haring had a conference with its chairman, he thought it was not the proper reference. He with
er, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee time, and referred to the Committee on Public on Pensions.
Lands: drev the motion.
On motion by Mr. JONES, of Iowa, it was
A bill for the relief of Richard Cheyney and Mr. HAMLIN. I had a conference with the
Ordered, That the memorial of Thomson Hutchinson, and others; and honorable Senator from California, in relation to the petition of Barbara Reily, on the files of the Senate, be
A bill for the relief of Charles Melrose. this matter. So far as I understand it, it is a ques- referred to the Committee on Pensions.
Mr. PEARCE, agreeably to previous notice, on which properly belongs to the Committee on On motion by Mr. HAMLIN, it was
asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill in adForeign Relations, and not to the Committee on Ordered, That the petition of Daniel Winslow, on the dition to and amendatory of an act entitled “An Commerce. I understand the object of the com- files of the Senate, be referred to the Comunittee ot' Claims. act to provide for the settlement of the accounts munication to be to make certain suggestions as On motion by Mr. MILLER, it was
of public officers, and others, who may have reto the best method of opening relations with the Ordered, That the papers relative to the claim of Thomas ceived moneys arising from military contributions Japanese Government, the ports of which are now M. Taylor, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the or otherwise, in Mexico," approved March 3, elased against us. While the matter is one of a Committee on Naval Affairs.
1849; which was read a first and second time, and somewhat commercial character, yet in all the in- On motion by Mr. SEWARD, it was
referred to the Committee on Finance. cipient and subsequent steps which may be taken, Ordered, That the papers on file relating to the clain of Mr. UNDERWOOD, agreeably to previous it is one eminently connected with the foreign re- || Francis P. Stockton, .. Pureer in the Navy, be referred to notice, asked and obtained leave io introduce a lations. I therefore think the motion made by the Senator from California was the proper one.
On motion by Mr. BERRIEN, it was
bill to procure a revision of the acts of Congress, Mr. DAVIS. I certainly have no disposition
Ordered, That the documents on file
relating to the claim
and also of the statutory laws in force in the Disof F. P. Stockton, be referred to the Committee on Naval
trict of Columbia; which was read a first and to give any particular direction to this paper. Affairs.
second time by its title, and referred to the Comkardiy know what it contains. But, as far as I Mr. PRATT submitted an additional document | mittee on the Judiciary. vas able to understand from the reading of the relating to the claim of Mary Williams; which, Also, a bill granting a pension to Sally T. letter, it seemed to me to treat entirely of the with her petition on the files of the Senate, was Floyd, widow of George C. Floyd, late lieutenant means of enlarging the commerce of the country. referred to the Committee of Claims.
colonel in the Army of the United States; which I take it that it belongs to commercial affairs.
On motion by Mr. PRATT, it was
was read a first and second time by its title, and But if the gentleman himself, or any one else, de
Ordered, That the petition of Richard Mackall, the peti
referred to the Committee on Pensions. sires it to go to a particular committee, I have no tion of Bryan Callaghan, and the petition of the heirs of
Mr. U, also obtained leave to have the papers objection.
Robert Sewall, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the on file in relation to this case referred to the same Mr. DODGE, of lowa. I suppose this is the Committee of Claims; that the memorial of the legal rep- committee. document, or a part of the document, on which
resentatives of Rinaldo Johnson and Ann E. Johnson, the
Mr. BORLAND, agreeably to previous notice, we had once “the battle of the books," between
inemorial of Benedict J. Heard, the petition of the heirs asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill to rethe Senator from Mississippi [Mr. FootE) and a and legal representatives of William Somerville, and the vive a portion of the act for the relief of widows Senator from Missouri, now no longer a member memorial of Hodges & Landsdale, on the files of the Sen
of deceased soldiers; which was read a first and of this body, (Mr. BENTON.) I supposed it was ate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.
second time by its title, and referred to the Comthat; and I supposed that it would be a proper
On motion by Mr. DAWSON, it was
mittee on Pensions. inquiry for the Committee on Printing to deter- Ordered, That the memorial of Elizabeth Monroe, on the thine whether it should be printed or not. I am files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee ou Pen
Mr. WHITCOMB, agreeably to previous nosions.
tice, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill kanst the printing of these documents without
NOTICES OF BILLS.
for the relief of John Devlin; which was read a the examination of a committee; I therefore moved is reference to the Committee on Printing.
Mr. MILLER gave notice of his intention to
first and second time by its title, and referred to
the Committee of Claims. Mr. GWIN. I would suggest to the Senator ask leave to introduce a bill giving further remedies to patentees.
Mr. MALLORY agreeably to previous notice, from lowa that the question be divided. Mr.DODGE, of Iowa. I agree to it at once.
Mr. HUNTER gave notice of his intention to asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill for the I know what it is. Let it be referred to the Com- | ask leave to introduce a bill to establish a Board relief of William Richardson and others; which of Accounts.
was read a first and second time, and referred to mittee on Commerce, and the question of printing go to the Committee on Printing.
Mr. BORLAND gave notice of his intention to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Mr. HAMLIN. I hope the Senator from lowa ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the act of
ADJOURNMENT. will withdraw the latter part of the motion, for || 1831 in relation to cutting timber on the public Mr. HALE. As the Senator from North Carthis simple reason, if the communication goes to lands.
olina (Mr. BADGER) is not in his seat, I move that Mr. BRIGHT gave notice of his intention to when the Senate adjourns to-day, it adjourn to any standing committee, that committee will inTestigate the matter, and will be better able to
ask leave to introduce a joint resolution repealing meet on Monday next. judge of the propriety of printing it than the Com
a joint resolution approved March 3, 1845, direct- The motion was not agreed to, there being on a mittee on Printing. I apprehend it is not expected ing the Secretary of the Treasury, whenever any. division-ayes 16, noes 17. that the Committee on Printing should investigate State shall or may be in default of the payment of Mr. BADGER. I hope it will be entered on the merits of every question presented. If obliged || bonds held by the United States in trust, to retain | should not like it to go out to the country that I
the Journal by whom the motion was made. I daty. I think, therefore, the simple question of certain
moneys to which said State is entitled, for made it and that it failed. reference should be made, and let the question of the purposes there in named.
RESOLUTIONS. printing be determined subsequently.
Mr. DAVIS submitted the following resolution; tion of the Senator.
and The communication was referred to the Com- a bill granting to the State of Wisconsin a dona- || agreed to: mittee on Commerce. tion of public lands to aid in the construction of a Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instruct
ed to inquire into the expedieney of amending the laws in Mr. GWIN presented the memorial of William | railroad from the city of Milwaukie to the Mis
relation to alien and other passengers on board of vessels, A. Christian, a purser in the Navy, praying to sissippi river; which was read a first and second
so as to secure more effectually the penalties for the violabe allowed, in the statement of his accounts, cer
time by its title, and referred to the Committee on tion of such laws. tain payments made to officers on board the Uni- || Public Lands.
Mr. JONES, of lowa, submitted the following ted States steamer Princeton, holding acting ap
Mr. BADGER, agreeably to previous notice, \ resolution; which was considered by unanimous pointments; which was referred, with the papers asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill for the consent, and agreed to: on file, to the Committee on Naval Affairs. relief of M. K. Warrington and C. W.J. Shubb,
Resolved, That the Secretary of War be direeted to comMr. GWIN presented the memorial of Daniel executors of Capt. Lewis Warrington and others; municate to the Senate the report of the survey, estimates, Anderson, son and heir of Thomas 0. Anderson, which was read a first and second time by its title, &c., of a route from St. Louis to the Big Bend of Red river
inade under the direction of the Topographical Bureau by deceased, late of the Navy, praying payment of and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. the prize money due his father as one of the cap- Mr. HUNTER, agreeably to previous notice Captain Joshua Barney.
Mr. UNDERWOOD submitted the following tors of the frigate Philadelphia; which was referred by his colleague, (Mr. Mason,] asked and obto the Committee on Naval Affairs.
tained leave to bring in a bill to authorize the pay resolution for consideration: Mr. SMITH presented the memorial of Thos. ment of invalid pensions in certain cases; which Resolved, that the Comınittee for the District of CoPember, praying compensation for services ren- was read a first and second time by its title, and
Jumbia be, and they are hereby, instructed to inquire into
the expediency, and probable cost, of straightening, grading, dered as a Purser in the Navy; which was referred referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
and paving Pennsylvania avenue from Seventeenth street to the Committee on Naval Affairs.
Mr. FISH, agreeably to previous notice, asked west to Georgetown; the erection of a permanent bridge
and obtained leave to bring in a bill to establish a across Rock Creek, from the termination of Pennsylvania ayPAPERS WITHDRAWN AND REFERRED. Mint of the United States in the city of New
enue, to intersect with Georgetown; the building of a sewer
of suitable dimensions for draining Pennsylvania avenue On motion by Mr. PEARCE, it was
York; which was read a first and second time by from Seventeenth to Twentieth streets west; the extension Ordered, That the memorial of Robert M. Hamilton, on its title, and referred to the Committee on Finance. of gas lights along the line of Pennsylvania avenue from