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

By Mr. La Sère: The memorial of citizens of New Orleans, in the State of Louisiana, proposing to sell to the government a lot of ground, with suitable buildings thereon, upon which to establish a naval depot; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. James G. King: The memorial of the manufacturers of silk in the State of New Jersey, praying for a modification of the tariff in relation thereto; which was referred to the Committee on Manufactures.

By Mr. White: The petition of citizens of the State of New York, praying for the passage of a law giving additional security to patentees; which was referred to the Committee on Patents.

By Mr. Disney: The memorial of citizens of Cincinnati, in the State of Ohio, praying that the United States purchase the Louisville and Portland canal, and make it free from toll; which was referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

The Speaker announced as first in order the motion submitted by Mr. Frederick P. Stanton on Monday last, and pending when the House adjourned on that day, viz: to suspend the rules, so as to enable him to introduce the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the use of this Hall be granted to the American Colonization Society, for their anniversary, on the 21st instant.

Mr. Stanton thereupon withdrew his said motion.

Mr. Inge (the rules having been suspended for that purpose) introduced the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed totwo-thirds voting in favor thereof-viz:

Resolved, That the business of the District of Columbia, in the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union and in the Committee of the Whole, be made the special order on the second Tuesday of February proximo.

Mr. Bokee (the rules having been suspended for that purpose) submitted the following resolution; which was read, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Navy be requested to inform the House what action, if any, has been had by him under the act of last session making an appropriation for the construction of a dry.dock in California; and whether or not, in his judgment, a dock could not be constructed, sufficient for all the purposes of the navy, at a much less expense to the government than the one contemplated by the act aforesaid; and that, in the mean time, the Secretary be requested to suspend further proceedings in the matter.

The rules having been suspended for that purpose, the House proceeded to the consideration of the same.

And the question being put, under the operation of the previous ques. tion, Will the House agree thereto?

It was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Bokee moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Kaufman (the rules having been suspended for that purpose) submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed

to, viz:

Resolved, That the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union be discharged from the further consideration of bill No. 48, «to establish an additional district court of the United States in the eastern portion of Texas," and that said bill be laid on the Speaker's table, to come up among the orders of the day.

Mr. Duer moved that the rules be suspended, so as to enable him to submit the following resolution, viz:

Reso'ved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be directed to inquire into the expediency of increasing the number of cadets in the Military Academy ai West Point.

And the question being put,
It was decided in the negative—two-thirds not voting in favor thereof.

On motion of Mr. Bayly, (the rules having been suspended for that purpose,) the Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Postmaster General, submitting an estimate of the sums of money expected to be required for the service of the Post Office Department for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1851.

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

Mr. Bayly moved that the rules be suspended, so as to enable him to move that the following bills, viz:

H. R 434. A bill making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending the 30th June, 1852;

H. R. 435. A bill making appropriations for the payment of revolutionary and other pensions of the United States for the year ending the 30th June, 1852;

H. R. 436. A bill making appropriations for the payment of navy pen. sions for the year ending 30th June, 1852;

H, R. 437. A bill making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, for the year ending June 30, 1852; and

H. R. 438. A bill making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal year ending the 30th June, 1852; be made a special order (and in the foregoing order) for to-morrow, and to continue such, from day to day, until finally disposed of.

And the question being put,
It was decided in the negative-twothirds not voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Disney moved that the rules be suspended, so as to enable him to move that the bill of the House (No. 424) “ to grant the right of way through the public lands for a line of railroad through the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois," be made a special order for the 28th instant, and 80 to continue, from day to day, until finally disposed of.

And the question being put,
It was decided in the negative-two-thirds not voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Grinnell moved that the rules be suspended, so as to enable him to submit the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, that the Committee on Naval Affairs be instructed to inquire into the propriety of authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to continue in commission, for sea service, the frigate Constitution, and to rebuild her whenever it may be found nesessary.

And the question being put,
It was decided in the negative—two-thirds not voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Andrew Johnson moved that the rules be suspended, so as to enable him to submit the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That House bill No. 310, which bill provides for the encouragement of agriculture, and every man who is the head of a family and a citizen of the United States with a homestead of one hundred and sixty acres of land out of the public domain, be made the special order for Thursday, the 21st instant, and be continued from day to day, until disposed of by the House. And the question being put,

92 It was decided in the negative, Yeas..

Nays..

100 Two-thirds not voting in favor thereof. The yeas and nays being desired by one fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are Mr. Nathaniel Albertson Mr. Winfield S. Featherston Mr. Joseph E. McDonald Henry P Alexander Graham N. Fiich

Edward W. McGaughey Charles Allen Thomas J. D. Fuller

James X. McLanahan
George Ashmun
Meredith P. Gentry

Robert M. McLane
Jobn Bell
Joshua R. Giddings

Fayette McMullen
Henry Bennett
Edward Gilbert

Daniel F. Miller
Kinsley S Bingham
Willis A. Gorman

Henry D. Moore
Franklin W. Bowdon Daniel Gott

Jonathan D. Morris
James B. Bowlin
Herman D. Gould

Edson B. Olds
John Brisbin
James S. Green

Charles H. Peaslee
James Brooks
Willard P. Hall

William A. Richardson
Albert G. Brown
Moses Hampton

Elijah_Risley
William J. Brown
Andrew J. Harlan

John Robbins, jr.
Alexander W. Buel
Isham G. Harris

John L Robinson
E. Carrington Cabell Andrew K. Hay

Julius Rockwell
Joseph Cable
Henry W. Hilliard

Joseph M. Root
George Alfred Caldwell Volney E. Howard

William A. Sackett
Lewis D Campbell
John W. Howe

John H. Savage
David K. Cartter
William F. Hunter

Robert C. Schenck
Joseph Casey
Samuel W. Inge

Elbridge G. Spaulding
Joseph R. Chandler
Andrew Johnson

William Sprague Chauncey F. Cleveland Robert W. Johnson

Frederick P. Stanton
Williamson R. W. Cobb George W. Jones

Thaddeus Stevens
Harmon S. Conger
George W. Julian

James H. Thomas
Jesse C. Dickey
Shepherd Leffler

Amos Tuck
David T. Disney
Lewis C. Levin

Albert G. Watkins
James Duane Doty
Horace Mann

John Wentworth
William Duer
Job Mann

William A. Whittlesey
Cyrus L Dunham
John C. Mason

Christopher H. Williams Charles Durkee

Orsamus B. Matteson Timothy R. Young. Andrew Ewing

John A. McClernand

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Those who voted in the negative areMr. William J. Alston Mr. Charles E. Clarke George R. Andrews

Thomas L. Clingman Thomas H. Averett

William F. Colcock Thomas H. Bayly

Orsamus Cole Thomas S Bocock

Moses B. Corwin Walter Booth

Johu Crowell Linn Boyd

John R. J. Daniel Daniel Breck

Joel B. Danner George Briggs

Edmund Deberry, Henry A. Bullard

Milo M. Dimmick Lorenzo Burrows

James H, Duncan Armistead Bart

Henry A. Edmundson Thomas B. Butler

Samuel A. Eliot Joseph P. Caldwell Alexander Evans Samuel Calvin

Nathan Evans

Mr. Orin Fowler

John Freedley
Joseph Grinnell
Ransom Halloway
William T. Hamilton
Edward Hammond
Hugh A. Haralson
Sampson W. Harris
Thomas S. Haymond
William Hebard
William Henry
Harry Hibbard
Alexander R. Holladay
Joseph W. Jackson
William T. Jackson

Mr. James L. Johnson Mr. John Otis

Mr Peter H. Silvester
David S. Kaufman
David Outlaw

Edward Stanly
John B. Kerr
Allen F. Owen

Richard H. S'anton
James G. King
Richard Parker

Charles Stetson
Jobn A. King
Lucius B. Peck

William Strong
Emile La Sère
Alexander G. Penn

Jobn L. Taylor
Nathaniel S. Littlefield John S. Phelps

Jacnb Thompson
Humphrey Marshall
Charles W. Pitman

James Thompson
Thomas McKissock
Paulus Powell

John B. Thompson
Finis E. McLean
Harvey Putham

John R. Thurman
John McQueen
Robert R. Reed

John Van Dyke
William McWillie
Gideon Reynolds

Samuel F. Vinton
James Meacham
Robert L. Rose

Hiram Walden
Richard K. Meade
Thomas Ross

Loren P. Waldo
John K. Miller
David Rumsey, jr.

Daniel Wallace
John S. Millson
Cullen Sawtelle

Marshall J. Wellborn Isaac E. Morse

Ab'm M. Schermerborn Hugh White
William Nelson
James A. Seddon

Isaac Wildr ck.
James L. Orr
So the House refused to suspend the rules.

On motion of Mr. Reed, by unanimous consent,
Ordered, That leave be granted for the withdrawal from the files of the
House of the petition and papers in the case of Joseph Wright, for the
purpose of reference to one of the departments.

The said papers were thereupon handed to Mr. Reed.

Mr. Robinson moved that the rules be suspended, so as to enable him to move that the House proceed to the consideration of the bill of the House (No. 432) “to insure the prompt execution of the act approved September 28, 1850, granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States." And the question being put,

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31 Two-thirds voting in favor thereof. The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative areMr. Nathaniel Albertson Mr. Joseph Cable

Mr. Thomas J. D Fuller Henry P.Alexander

George Alfred Caldwell Joshua R. Giddings
William J. Alston
Joseph P. Caldwell

Rusus K.Goodenow
George R. Andrews
Lewis D. Campbell

Willis A Gorman
William S Ashe
Joseph Casey

Daniel Gott
George Ashmun
Joseph R. Chandler

James S. Green
Thomas H. Averett
Charles E. Clarke

Willard P. Hall
William V. N. Bay

Chauncey F. Cleveland Ransom Halloway Thomas H. Bayly

Williamson R. W. Cobt William T. Hamilton
Jobn Bell
Orsamus Cole

Edward Hammond
Henry Bennett
Moses B. Corwin

Hugh A. Haralson
Kinsley S. Bingham
John Crowell

Andrew J Harlan
Walter Booth
Joel B. Daoner

Isham G. Harris
Franklin W. Bowdon Edmund Deberry

Sampson W. Harris
James B. Bowlin
Jesse C. Dickey

Thomas L. Harris
Linn Boyd
Milo M. Dimmick

Andrew K Hay
Daniel Breck
David T. Disney

Thomas S. Haymond
Gecrge Briggs
James Duane Doły

Alexander R. Holladay
John Brisbin
James H. Duncan

Jobn W. Howe
Almeri G. Brown
Cyrus L. Dunham

William F. Hunter
William J. Brown
Charles Durkee

Samuel W. Inge
Alexander W. Buel

Henry A. Edmundson Joseph W. Jackson
Henry A. Bullard
Samuel A. Elliot

William T. Jackson
Lorenzo Burrows
Andrew Ewing

Andrew Jobnson
Thomas B. Builer
Graham N. Fitch

James L. Johnson
E. Carrington Ca' ell Orin Fowler

Robert W. Jobuson

It was decided in the affirmative,{Nays..

Mr. George W. Jones Mr. Jeremiah Morton Mr. James A. Seddon
George W Julian
William Nelson

Augustine H. Shepperd
George G. King
Edson B. Olds

Peter H. Silvester
James G. King
James L. Orr

Elbridge G. Spaulding
John A. King
David Outlaw

William Spragke
Emile La Sère
Richard Parker

Edward Stanly
Shepherd Leller
Charles H. l'easlee

Frederick P. Stanton
Job Mann
Alexander G. Penn

Richard H. Stanton
Humphrey Marshall John S. Phelps

Tha Ideus Stevens
John C. Mason
Charles W. Pitman

Jobn L. Taylor
John A. McClernand
Paulus Powell

James H Tnomas
Joseph E. McDonald Harvey Purnam

James Thompson
Edward W. McGaughey Robert R Reed

John B. Thompson
Tomas McKissock
Gideon Reynolds

Walter Underhill
Robert M. McLane

William A. Richardson Jobn Van Dyke
Finis E. McLean
Eijah Risley

Hiram Wallen
Fasette McMullen
John Robbins, jr.

Loren P. Waldo
John McQueen
John L Robinson

Daniel Wallace
Wi liam McWillie
Julius Rockwell

Albert G. Watkins
Jimes Meachain
Robert L. Rose

John Wentworih
John K. Miller
Thomas Ross

Hugh White
Daniel F. Miller
David Ruinsey, jr.

William A. Whittlesey
John S. Millson
William A. Sackett

Isaac Wildrick
Henry D. Moore
Robert C. Schenck

Christopher H. Williams Jonathan D Morris

Ab'm M. Schermerhorn Timothy R. Young.
Isaac E. Morse
Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. James M. H. Beale Mr. Herman D. Gould Mr. Joseph M. Root
David A Bokee
Joseph Giinnell

John H. Savage
Armislead Burt
William Hebard

Cullen Sawtelle
Sumve' Calvin
William Henry

Charles Stetson
David K. Cartter
Hariy Hibbard

John R. Thurman
Thomas L Clingman Henry W. Hilliard

Robert Toombs
William F. Colcock
John B Kerr

Amos Tuck
Harmon S. Conger
Horace Mann

Samuel F. Vinton
John R. J. Daniel
Oreamus B. Matteson

Marshall J. Wellborn
Will am Dier
John Otis

Joseph A. Woodward.
Alexander Evans
So the rules were suspended, and Mr. Robinson accordingly submitted
his said motion; which was put, and decided in the affirmative.

The House accordingly proceeded to the consideration of the said bill; the pending question being on agreeing to the amendment heretofore submitted by Mr. McClernand; which was read, and is as follows, viz:

Add thereto the following as an additional section:

“Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That registers and receivers of theseveral land offices of the United States shall be entitled to demand and receive for their services in locating military bounty-land warrants, from each person applying to locate the same, a fie, at the rate of twenty-five cents for each forty acres so located: Provided, That the fee hereby allowed shall be in lieu and in discharge of any similar fee already allowed by law: Provided further, That the salary and perquisiles of said registers and receivers shall, in no case exceed the sum of three thousand dollars per annum cach.'

After debate,

Mr. Jones moved to amend the said amendment by adding thereto the following, viz:

Provided, That nothing in the act approved on the 28th day of September, 1850, granting bounty land to soldiers who rendered service in the war of 1812, and in any Indian war since 1790, shall be so construed as

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