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SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1851.

Mr. Hoagland rose, and stated that his name was erroneously recorded in the negative upon the passage of the bill (H. R. 351) “ to reduce and modify the rates of postage in the United States, and to provide for the coinage of a three cent piece," he having voted in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the journal of yesterday be amended accordingly.

The Speaker announced as first in order the motion submitted by Mr. Daniel on yesterday, and pending when the House adjourned, viz: that the House resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the private calendar.

Pending which,

Mr. Bayly moved that the House resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for the consideration of the special order.

And the question being put upon the latter motion,
It was decided in the negative.
The question recurring on the motion submitted by Mr. Daniel,
It was put, and decided in the affirmative.

The House accordingly resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House for the consideration of bills on the private calendar; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Disney reported that the committee, having, according to order, had the privale calendar under consideration, had directed him to report bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 85. A bill for the relief of Joseph D. Ward;

H. R. 91. A bill for the relief of A. Baudouin and A. D. Roberts, of the city of New Orleans;

H. R. 92. A bill for the relief of Sayles J. Bowen;
H. R. 98. A bill for the relief of William J. Price;
H. R. 101. A bill for the relief of Christopher H. Pix; and

H. R. 104. A bill for the relief of Robert Davidson; severally without amendment.

Also,

H. R 94. A bill for the relief of Daniel Steenrod; with a recommendation that it do not pass.

Mr. Jones moved, at 2 o'clock and 28 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill (H. R. 85) “ for the relief of Joseph D. Ward”--the question being on its engrossment.

Mr. Morris moved to amend the same by striking out “1847," and inserting “1850."

After debate, Mr. Bayly moved the previous question. Pending which, Mr. Morris withdrew his said amendment. Mr. Morris moved, at 2 o'clock and 48 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

The question recurring on the demand for the previous question, it was seconded, and the main question ordered and put, viz: Shall the said bill be engrossed, and read a third time?

And it was decided in the affirmative.

The said bill being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time, and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate therein.

Mr. Howard gave notice, under the rule, of his intention to move for leave to introduce a bill of the following title, viz:

A bill to facilitate the transportation of military stores in Texas and New Mexico, and to reduce the expenses thereof.

The following petitions and memorials were laid on the Clerk's table under the 24th rule of the House, to wit:

By Mr. Sackett: The petition of Rachel McMurphy, late widow of Benjamin Cole, a soldier in the war of the Revolution, praying for a pension on account of the services of her said husband in said war.

By Mr. Bocock: The petition of Robert Smith, of Lunenberg county, in the State of Virginia, praying for a pension on account of his services in the war of the Revolution.

Ordered, That said petitions be referred to the Committee on Revolu. tionary Pensions

By Mr. Thurman: The petition of Francis Rogers, praying for an increase of his pension on account of his long and arduous military services, and the number of wounds he received during his said services, and his extreme disability resulting therefrom.

By Mr. Giddings: The petition of Shubal Adams, of Ashtabula county, in the State of Ohio, praying for a pension on account of disability in. curred from exposure while in the military service of the United States during the war of 1812.

Ordered, That said petitions be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Sawtelle: The petition of Mr. Solomon L. Howes, of the State of Maine, praying for compensation due his father, at the time of his decease, for revolutionary services.

By Mr. Reed: The memorial of Thomas Ringlang, Benjamin Anderson, Abraham Anderson, and — Dunlap, on behalf of themselves and associates, praying for additional bounty land for extra services at a particular crisis during the war of 1812; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

By Mr. Chandler: The memorial of the Board of Trade of the city of Philadelphia, praying for the establishment of some tribunal or bureau for the adjustment of private claims against the government.

By Mr. Putnam: The petition of citizens of Wyoming county, in the State of New York, praying that the “ fugitive-slave law be repealed.

Ordered, That said petition and memorial be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Sibley: The petition of citizens of the Territory of Minnesota, praying for a grant of land to said Territory to aid in the establishment of a telegraph line from Prairie du Chien to St. Paul;

Also, the petition of citizens of the Territory of Minnesota, praying for a grant of one hundred thousand acres of public land (including the military reserve of Fort Snelling) for the endowment and support of a university in said Territory.

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

By Mr. Robert M. McLane: The petition of Robert Brennan, of the city of Baltimore, in the State of Maryland, praying for compensation for his patent paint used by the general government; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Pitman: The petition of citizens of the State of New York, praying for a modification of the present tariff law.

By Mr. La Sère: The petition of merchants and citizens of the city of New Orleans, of like import with the foregoing, so as to change the mide from ad valorem to specific duties.

Ordered, That said petitions be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Gilbert: The memorial of seventeen officers of the navy, pray. ing that the officers, marines, and seamen attached to the Pacific squadron be allowed extra pay for such period as they may have served upon the coast of California or Oregon since the discovery of the gold mines; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Chandler: Two memorials of citizens of the city of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, asking Congress to establish a light-house on the Fishery battery, at the entrance of the channel of the Susquehannah river;

Also, the petition of citizens of Marcus Hook, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying for an appropriation to repair the piers in the Delaware river at that place;

Also, the memorial of numerous citizens of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, asking for the construction of a harbor at the east side of Reedy island, in the Delaware river.

By Mr. Matteson: The petition of citizens of Rouse's Point, in the State of New York, praying that Rouse's Point be made a port of entry and delivery, and that the collector be required to reside there.

By Mr. La Sère: The petition of citizens of New Orleans, and of the State of Mississippi, praying for an appropriation to remove the obstructions in the channel of Pass Christian, in the State of Mississippi.

Ordered, That said petitions and memorials be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Disney: The memorial of citizens of Cincinnati, in the State of Ohio, praying Congress to purchase the Louisville and Portland canal, and make it free;

Also, the petition of citizens of Cincinnati, of like import with the foregoing.

Ordered, That said petition and memorial be referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

By Mr. Risley: The petition of citizens of Chautauque county, in the State of New York, praying for the passage of an act "giving further remedies to patentees;

Also, the petition of citizens of Jamestown, Chautauque county, in the State of New York, of like import with the foregoing.

By Mr. Brooks: The petition of Joseph P. Pierson, praying Congress to purchase, for the use of the government, a work by him on patents.

Ordered, That said petitions be referred to the Committee on Patents. And then, On motion of Mr. Bingham, at 2 o'clock and 53 minutes p. m., the House adjourned until Monday next, at 12 o'clock m.

MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 1851.

The following petitions, memorials, and other papers were laid on the Clerk's table under the 24th rule of the House, to wit:

By Mr. Robert W. Johnson: The concurrent resolution of the legislature of the tate of Arkansas, in relation to a mail route from the county seat of Montgomery county to Waldron, in Scott county, in said State;

Also, the concurrent resolution of the legislature of the State of Arkansas, in relation to a post route from Grand Lake, via De Bastrop, Hamburgh, Fountain Hill, and Longview, to Warren, in said State;

Also, the concurrent resolution of the legislature of the State of Arkansas, in relation to the establishment of a mail route from Princeton, Moro, Little Bay, and Miller's Bluffs, to El Dorado, in said State.

By Mr. Wellborn: The petition of citizens of the State of Georgia, praying for the establishment of a mail route from Doctor Swinney's, on the stage line from Macon to Lumpkin, to Starksville, on the stage line running to Bainbridge, via Starksville, in said Sta:e.

By Mr. Cable: The petition of citizens of Jefferson county, in the State of Ohio, praying for a mail route from Richmond, via Smith Mill and Grafton's Store, to Moore's Salt Works, in said State.

By Mr. Thaddeus Stevens: The petition of citizens of Lancaster county, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying for the establishment of a mail route from Reamstown, via Fry's Mill and Terre Hill, to Churchtown, in said county.

By Mr. Wentworth: The petition of citizens of Rock Island county, in the State of Illinois, praying for the establishment of a mail route from Rock Island, via Molino, Cleveland Ferry, Green River Post Office, Bull. bonus' Grove, and Indian Town, in Bureau county, to Peru, in La Salle county, in said State.

Orderell, That said petitions and resolutions be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Job Mann: The petition of citizens of western Pennsylvania, praying Congress to extend to the surviving spies of the Indian wars of 1790 the provisions of the act of Congress of 7th June, 1832, entitled “An act for the relief of the surviving officers and soldiers of the Revo.

By Mr. Clarke: The petition of John B. Goodenough, heir and legal representative of Aldino Goodenough, a soldier of the war of the Revolu. tion, praying for compensation on account of the services of his father in said was.

By Mr. Joseph P. Caldwell: The petition of the legal heirs of Isaac Marshall, of the State of North Carolina, praying compensation for the services of their said ancestor in the revolutionary war;

Also, the petition of the heirs and legal representatives of John H. McKee, praying compensation for the services of their ancestor during the war of the Revolution;

Also, the petition of the heirs and legal representatives of Captain Alexander Davidson, of the State of North Carolina, praying compensa. tion for the services of their ancestor during the war of the Revolution.

Ordered, That said petitions be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. Isham G. Harris: The petition of Alexander Brightwell, of the

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State of Tennessee, praying for an increase and arrears of pension on account of disability incurred during the war of 1812; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Williamson R. W. Cobb: The petition of Jesse Sampley, heir of John Sampley, a soldier in the war of the Revolution, praying for com. pensation for property destroyed and money stolen by the British and tories, during said war, from his father; which was referred to the Com. mittee on Revolutionary Claims.

By Mr. Thaddeus Stevens: The petition of citizens of Pennsylvania, remonstrating against the extension of slavery, and against the admission of any more slave States into the Union, and praying for the repeal of all laws recognising slavery in the District of Columbia.

By Mr. Ashmun: The petition of citizens of Wilbraham, in the State of Massachusetts, praying for the repeal of the “fugitive-slave law.”

By Mr. Thaddeus Stevens: The meinorial of the Religious Conference of "Friends" of Marlborough, in Chester county, in the State of Penusylvania, of like import with the foregoing; Also, the petition of citizens of the State of Pennsylvania, of like import

the . By Mr. James Thompson: The petition of citizens of Jefferson county, in the State of Pennsylvania, of like import with the foregoing.

By Mr. Corwin: The petition of citizens of Champaign county, in the State of Ohio, of like import with the foregoing.

Ordered, That said petitions and memorial be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Eliot: The petition of Sewall, Day, and Company, and others, citizens of the State of Massachusetts, praying for a modification of the

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present tariff.

By Mr. Bokee: The memorial of Isaac D. Marks, in relation to the payment of the remaining instalments of the Mexican indemnity.

By Mr. Haymond: Additional papers in the case of R W. Moore.

By Mr. Hammond: The petition of citizens of Baltimore county, in the State of Maryland, praying for a modification of the tariff.

Ordered, That said petitions and memorial be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Matteson: The petition of James S. Abeel, praying for addi. tional compensation as military storekeeper at Rome, in the State of New York.

By Mr. Howard: Additional papers as evidence in the case of C. Van Horne.

· Ordered, That said petition and papers be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Gould: The petition of citizens of the State of New York, praying for an appropriation of thirty thousand dollars for the improve. ment of the channel of Rondout creek, in said State.

By Mr. Brooks: The petition of shipowners, merchants, and shipmas. ters of Greenport, praying for the erection of a light-house on Gardner's island, near Greenport, in said State.

By Mr. Howard: The petition of James Gooch, praying that the act of Congress of 1845 in relation to drawbacks be extended to goods and merchandise transported to Eagle Pass, &c., in Mexico.

By Mr. Gould: A map of Hudson river and Rondout island.

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