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olution to grant land to the Hungarian exiles; there be an appeal from the decision of the Chair, || assigned by the House for the reception of petiwhich was read a first and second time by its title. he will so order it.

tions. The resolution was as follows: Mr. SACKETT introduced a bill, of which pre

Mr. JONES, of Tennessee. I rise to a quesResolved by the Senate ard House of Representatives of vious notice had been given, entitled " An act to

tion of order. Is there any question before the the United States in Congress assembled, That one hundred

House? amend an act entitled 'An act to extend the patent and sixty acres of land be granted to each of the Hungarian citizens, who have been trausported to this country by the heretofore granted to William Woodworth;?

The SPEAKER. The gentleman rises to a orders of this Government; said land to be located by such which having been read a first and second time by question of order. Hungarian citizens from any lands belonging to this Gov- its title, Mr. S. moved to refer it to the Committee Mr. JONES. Has there been an appeal from erument now unoccupied. on Patents.

the decision of the Chair? The question now was, Shall the resolution be

Mr. TUCK moved to lay it upon the table. Mr. DISNEY. I will suggest to the Chairread a second time?

Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, said the same bill Mr. JONES. All I want is, if the gentleman Objection was made.

had been killed over and over again. They had to from Ohio makes a speech, I wish to be heard in The SPEAKER. Objection having been made, kill it every session.

reply. If there is no appeal, it will be said I have the question will be, Shall the resolution be re

The question was then taken, and the House no right to speak. jected ? refused to lay on the table.

Mr. DISNEY. I have no desire to make a Mr. CABELL, of Florida. I ask the gentle- Mr. SACKETT said that gentlemen were mis- | speech, but informally to make these remarks as man from New York to add a proviso to the joint | taken in regard to the bill.

a suggestion to the Chair; but as the gentleman resolution, that they go and live upon the land. The bill was then read through.

from Tennessee (Mr. Jones] has avowed his deMr. JONES. I move to reject the bill.

Mr. TUCK said that, from the title of the bill, | sire to make a reply, for the sole and only purMr HALL. I would inquire if it is in order he inferred that it was a bill which had been re- pose of gratifying the gentleman from Tennessee, now to offer an amendment to the resolution?

peatedly before Congress. He withdrew his mo- I do make an appeal from the decision of the The SPEAKER. It will not be in order until

Chair. the resolution shall have been read a second time.

Mr. ROBBINS renewed the motion to lay the It has been read the first time, and the gentleman | bill upon the table; and, the question being put, it only reason, as stated by the gentleman from Ohio,

Mr. TUCK. As this appeal is taken for the from Tennessee (Mr. Jones) moves its rejection. was not agreed to.

[Mr. Disney,] to enable him and the gentleman Mr. HALL. I want only to propose that our The question was then taken on referring it to citizens shall be entitled to the same privileges as

from Tennessee (Mr. Jones) to have a little exerthe Committee on Patents; and it was agreed to. cise in public debating, I would suggest to him, if his Dutchmen. That is all. Mr. GIDDINGS demanded the yeas and nays

Mr. HASCALL, on leave, introduced a bill, of it would not be better for the public, that this de

which previous notice had been given, concerning bate should take place in some committee-room, on the rejection of the resolution. Mr. GORMAN. This resolution is simply a

invalid pensioners; which was read a first and or any other private room? (Laughter.] resolution of the House, and it has not the words

second time by its title, and referred to the Com- A brief discussion here took place between Mr. mittee on Invalid Pensions.

Disney, and Mr. Jones of Tennessee, relative to necessary to make it a joint resolution. I presume if it is proposed to debate it, it will go over under

Mr. HAVEN, on leave, introduced a bill, of

the decision previously made by the Chair, that

resolutions giving rise to debate must lie over, which previous notice had been given, to reenact

Mr. the rule. The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Ten- and continue in operation certain acts for the re

D. citing the rules to show that debate was in

order, and Mr. J. sustaining the decision of the nessee (Mr. Jones) having moved a rejection of lief of insolvent debtors of the United States; the resolution, in the opinion of the Chair that which was read the first and second time by its

Chair. • The appeal was then withdrawn. These question will have to be taken.

title, and referred to the Committee on the Ju- remarks, owing to the imperfect manner in which Mr. JONES, of Tennessee. I withdraw the | diciary.

they were heard, the Reporter is constrained to

omit. motion to reject, as it is not a joint resolution. Mr. BENNETT, on leave, introduced a joint The SPEAKER. Does the gentleman from resolution, (and desired that it might be put upon

Mr. SEYMOUR, of New York, Indiana (Mr. GORMAN) intend to debate the reso- its passage,) to establish certain post routes; which lowing resolution; which was re lution? was read a first and second time by its title.

and agreed to: Mr. GORMAN. Certainly.

Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, moved that it be Resolved, That the Committee of Way The SPEAKER. The resolution then goes referred to the Committee on the Post Office and

instructed to inquire into the expediency Post Roads.

value of the specie coin of the United States

real and nominal value of said coin equal. Mr. EVANS. I ask whether it is not a joint Mr. BENNETT. I will only say a word upon

Mr. PRICE, on leave, introduced a bill, of resolution?

the subject. I ask the consent of the House to let The SPEAKER. It has no title, but it is in the this resolution pass:

which previous notice had been given, “to authornature of a joint resolution.

A MEMBER. It is not debatable.

ize the Secretary of the Navy to contract for carMr. EVANS.' Ewish merely to suggest to the Mr. BENNETT. The reason I ask this, it is

rying the mails between Jersey City, in the State Chair that the gentleman from New York, (Mr.

New Jersey, and port of New York, and Galway, a new and important route. Bowne,] when he offered that resolution, called for Mr. FICKLIN. There is a motion to commit

or any other pori which may be selected, on the

west coast of Ireland.” the previous question. After the gentleman had it. called for the previous question, the gentleman

The bill was read a first and second time by its The question was then taken, and the resolution

title. from Tennessee (Mr. Jones) moved to reject the was referred to the Committee on the Post Office

Mr. PRICE moved that the bill be referred to resolution. The motion for the previous question and Post Roads.

the Committee on Naval Affairs. was not put by the Chair, and the gentleman had

Mr. HEBARD offered a resolution; which was Mr. DUNHAM moved that it be referred to the no right to interpose the proposition he maderead as follows, viz:

Committee on the Post Office and Post Ronds. thereby carrying the resolution over, unless the previous question was first rejected.

Where is Kossuth, in a speech by him lately delivered The question was first taken on Mr. Price's

at New York, is reported to have declared that he considThe SPEAKER. The House refused to sec

motion; and it was not agreed to. ered the resolution recently passed and adopted by this ond the call for the previous question. House 6 has a political meaning:" Therefore,

The question was then taken on Mr. Dunian's Mr. EVANS. It may be so, but the gentleman Resolucd, That said resolution was intended by this House

motion, and it was agreed to. to lave no's political meaning," nor to pledge this Gov- So the bill was referred to the Committee on the from New York (Mr. Bowne) tells me that the

ernment to any political action; but that it was intended Post Office and Post Roads. motion was not put.

merely as a testimonial of sympathy and respect for KosMr. BOWNE I moved the previous question, suth, and the cause in which he is engaged.

Mr. MOORE, of Pennsylvania, offered the folbut I do not understand that it was put.

Mr. CLINGMAN. I propose to say some

lowing resolution: The SPEAKER. I trust the gentleman from | thing upon that resolusion.

Resolved, that the Clerk of the House be directed to asNew York will be indulged in testing the sense of The 'SPEAKER. The resolution goes over,

certain as soon as possible the legal expenses of the conthe House upon the call for the previous question. || then, under the rule.

tested election in the Fourth Congressional District of PennMr. HALL. I move to lay the resolution upon Mr. DISNEY. Do I understand the Chair to

sylvania, and pay the same out of the contingent fund of the

House; and that he also be directed to pay to John S. Litthe table.

decide that the resolution goes over because the tell, the contestant, his mileage and per diem allowance, Mr. STUART. I wish to inquire if it is a joint | gentleman proposes to debate it?

from the commencement of the first session of the Thirtyresolution?

The SPEAKER. That was the decision of the

first Congress until the 17th September, when the contest The SPEAKER. The Clerk so reports it.

was determined. Chair. Mr. STUART. I would inquire if under the Mr. DISNEY. Will the Chair refer me to the

Several gentlemen desiring to debate the resolu59th rule it would go over? rule?

tion, it was laid over, under the rule. The SPEAKER then read the 115th and 116th The SPEAKER. The Chair refers the gentle- Mr. McNAIR. It is well known that there are rules, as follow: man to the 24th and 25th rules.

a great many Germans in many parts of the Uni* Every bill shall receive three several readings in the Mr. DISNEY. The 24th rule is in these ted States. 'In my own district-and no doubt in House previous to its passage; and bills shall be dispatched words:

many others—there are many of them who are in order as they were introduced, unless where the llouse shall direct otherwise; but no bill shall be twice read on the

“ Petitions, memorials, and other papers addressed to

very anxious to have the President's message saine day, without special order of the House."

the House shall be presented by the Speaker, or by a mem- printed in the German language, in order that they " The first reading of a bill shall be for information, and ber in his place; a brief statement of the contents thereof

may be able to read it. If this be not done, they if opposition be made to it, the question shall be “Shalí this

shall be made verbally by the introducer; they shall not be bill be rejected ?" debated on the day of their being presented, nor ou any day

are entirely cut off from knowing what the mes. assigned by the House for the receipt of petitions after the sage contains, unless they have a clerk to read it Mr. JONES. Has notice been given to the first thirty days of the session, unless where the House shall to them, and in the agricultural districts they are Clerk, under this rule, of an intention to introduce direct otherwise, but shall lie on the table, to be taken up not much accustomed to having clerks to read to this.resolution? in the order in which they are presented."

'hem. I therefore hope that it will be the pleasure To this interrogatory no response was heard. Now, here are two direct limitations upon the of the House to adopt the following resoultion:

The SPEAKER. As the proposition is made debate of the presentation of resolutions—upon the Resolved, That five thousand copies of the President's to debate the resolution, it goes over; and unless | day of presentation, and again upon the day message be printed in the German language.

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Mr. ORR desiring to debate the resoultion, it Resolved, That so much of the 17th standing rule as pro- via Allegheny City, Perrysville, Wexford, Zelienople, was laid over.

vides for the admission of certain persons therein named Harmony, Whitestown, Prospeet, Centreville, Hamsville,

within the Hall of the House of Representatives, be so modi- and Wesley, to Franklin, Venango county, PennsylvaMr. RIDDLE. I desire to offer a resolution, fied as to embrace Governor Louis Kossuth, of Hungary; which is upon the same subject although it dif- and that the Speaker of the House be requested to commu- By, Mr. STANTON, of Kentucky: T'he petition of fers in effeet-as the resolution offered yesterday 1 nicate the same to Governor Kossuti.

sundry citizens of Grant county, Kentucky, praying that by the gentleman from Kentucky, [Mr. Stan

The resolution havmg been read,

arrearages of pensions may be paid to George Williams,

who was wounded in the war of 1812. tos,) and which was referred to the Committee of

Mr.CLINGMAN demanded the previous ques- Also, the memorial of Aaron Adams, of Grant county, the whole on the state of the Union. I do not tion on its adoption.

Kentucky, an invalid pensioner, asking an increase of pendesire to debate the resolution further than to say,

Mr. JONES, of Tennessee. I believe that a sion, and compensation for a horse lost in the Indian war that all the objections urged against the resolution motion to amend the rules cannot be made with

By Mr. BROWN, of Mississippi. The petition of Testerday, are obviated by the one which I now out one day's notice.

Thomas K. Knowland, for himself and others, praying for alier. If it is read, I feel confident that it will The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Ten- | the establishment of a post route. meet with the concurrence of the whole House, nessee is right. 15, I am assured, it does meet with the concur- Mr. CLINGMAN. I was in hopes that the

IN SENATE. rence of the Committee on Public Buildings. The gentleman from Tennessee would have offered no resolution was read, as follows: objection to this resolution.

THURSDAY, December 18, 1851. Whereas the appropriation for the improvëinent of the Mr. JONES, of Tennessee. I do object to it Prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. C. M. BUTLER. Capital has been exhausted: Therefore We have enough admitted now.

PETITIONS. Beit resolved, That the Arehitect of the Capitol be and The resolution was then laid over.

Mr. MASON presented the petition of Charles be is bereby authorized to continue in 'service, until an appropriation shall hereafter be made, such mechanics and Mr. AIKEN offered the following resolution:

Fletcher, proposing to establish a line of steamlaborers as may, in luis opinion, be demanded by the interBe of the Government.

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Lands be in packets between Norfolk, Virginia, and the ports Mr. RIDDLE demanded the previous question bounty land to the Washington Light Infantry, Washingstructed to inquire into the justice and propriety of allowing of Cadiz and Gibraltar, in Spain, and praying that

the Secretary of the Navy may be authorized to en the adoption of the resolution.

ton Volunteers, German Fusilcers, and Hamburg Volun- contract with him for carrying the mail between Mr. FULLER, of Maine. Is it in order to teers, of South Carolina, who were engaged in tho Florida offer an amendment to that resolution? war, and were discharged before the expiration of one month

those ports; which was referred to the Committee from the commencement of their terni of service; and that on Naval Affairs. The SPEAKER. It is not in order, as the pre- the accompanying papers be and are hereby referred to said Mr. HALE presented the memorial of Caleb vions question is demanded. committee

Dustin, praying the redemption of certain contiMr. FULLER. Then I move to lay the reso- The resolution having been read,

nental money issued to his grandfather for his Intion upon the table.

Mr. JOHNSON, of Tennessee, moved to services in the revolutionary war; which was reMr. VENABLE demanded tellers; which were | amend it, by inserting after the words "term offerred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. trdered; and Messrs. Orr and Meacham were service," the words:

Also, a resolution passed by the Legislature of typointed.

“Also, all those who were engaged in the removal of the the State of New Hampshire, in favor of the es"Mr. WALSH. I submit to the Chair that we Cherokee nation west of the Mississippi, froin 1835 to tablishment of a Bureau of Agriculture in the Debare no power to appropriate money, except by pint resolution; and as this resolution necessarily Mr. MEACHAM moved to amend the amend- || partment of the Interior at Washington.

Ordered, That it lie on the table and be printed. amives an appropriation, it is not in the proper ment, by adding thereto the words:

Mr. BORLAND presented a memorial of Rob" And also the Vermont volunteers who were engaged in

ert Mills, architect, praying to be allowed an opThe SPEAKER. That may be a reason for

the Battle of Plattsburg."

Mr. AIKEN. I object to those amendments. I portunity to justify his acts as Architect and it out of order. was then taken on the motion to

Commissioner of Public Buildings in his report en on the table; and the tellers re

The SPEAKER. Debate is out of order. 2, noes 61. Mr.ORR demanded the previous question, with ferred to the Committee on Public Buildings.

to the Department of the Interior; which was reAtion was laid upon the table. a view of cutting off further amendments.

Mr. FSH presented a petition of the assistant s submitted the following resoluThe previous question was not sustained.

marshals for taking the Seventh Census of King's

The question was then taken on the amendment county, New York, praying to be allowed addiRebird, That the Secretary of the Treasury be requested to the amendment, and it was agreed to. bink this House whether any, and if any, what meas

Mr. CARTTER. I propose now further to

tional compensation for their services; which was nes be may deem necessary to prevent the exportation of amend the amendment, by adding at the heel of referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. altereddo, and whether he recommend to Congress any it these words: " and all the rest of mankind." || relation to the claim of the legal representatives of

Mr. PRATT submitted additional evidence in Tew adjustment of the relative value of gold and silver; and on whether, in his opinion, seignorage or charge upon the

[Great laughter.] trage of silver coin be necessary or proper.

The question being taken, the amendment to the to the Committee of Claims.

William Somerville, deceased; which was referred The resolution having been read,

amendment' was not agreed to. ME.CAMPBELL, of Illinois, desiring to debate | the amendment, so as to include the soldiers of the John Moore, deceased; which was referred to the

Mr. BUTLER submitted additional evidence in Mr. FOWLER. I propose further to amend relation to the petition of the representatives of the relation, it was laid over under the rule.

Mr. WALSH submitted the following resolu- and more than one month. No provision has ever Committee one Revolutionary Claips:
tion; which was read, considered, and agreed to: been made for them.
Essaired, That the Secretary of the Treasury be re-

Mr. CARTTER. I wish to inquire of the self and the other heirs of Colonel William John

son, an officer in the revolutionary army, praying renes between the United States and the State of Mary gentleman from Massachusetts whether he pro- to be allowed commutation pay. led, for advances of money made by said State to the poses that those soldiers of the revolutionary war

Colonel Johnson is well known from his historGeneral Government during the war of 1812; and that he shall locate their lands hereor in eternity? (Laugh- || ical reputation. He was a soldier in the revoluale communicate a statement of the account between the Tatted States and the said State for money advanced by

ter.] Nagytand to aid in the erection of the Capitol at Washi

Mr. FOWLER. I think the question is not lant part in the battle at Fort Moultrie, and served

tionary continental service. He performed a galrelevant, and I therefore decline to answer it. il from that time until the capitulation of Charleston, Mr. BOWIE offered the following resolution; || [Laughter:), which was read, considered, and agreed to:

Mr.SCURRY. I propose to amend the amend- in May, 1780. Colonel Johnson and his regiment Restred, That the Coinmittee for the District of Colum- ment, so as to make it include all

those who served were prisoners of war, and continued so until an

exchange of prisoners was ordered in May, 1781; lis inquire into the expedicney and practicability of pre- || in the revolation in Texas. [A laugh.] Featrag the issue and circulation of small notes, under the

so that he claims commutation pay as a soldier or

The SPEAKER. There is already an amend- 1 officer in the service of the Revolution, until Octodenimination of five dollars, in the District of Columbia, ment to the amendment pending, and the amend- | ber, 1780; because the law provides, that those and that the committee report by bill or otherwise. Mr. STANTON, of Kentucky, from the Com- || in order. ment of the gentleman from Texas is not therefore

who served till that time, without resignation or sittee og Printing, reported the following joint

being cashiered, shall be entitled to this commutaresolution:

Mr. GORMAN, I understand that the previous question has been demanded and refused.

tion pay. Although this is the provision of the Reaked, $c., That the Executive documents, the printIng of additional copies of which have been ordered during

The SPEAKER. It was not seconded.

law, neither he nor his representatives ever refie present session, or may, during either session of the

ceived this pay. This is one of those claims which

Mr. GORMAN. I believe the House is now of the sizestes be ordered by either House of Congress, I prepared to sustain the previous

question, and would especially commend to the attention of réditional copies shall be bound, under the direction of the iherefore I demand it.

Claims. I move that the petition be referred to Dehut Commitee on Printing: Provided, That the cost shall

The question being taken on seconding the call

that committee. bofexceed twelve and a half cents per volume for the whole

for the previous question, there were ayes 63, noes nber ordered.

The petition was so referred. 36. No quorum voting. Ir. S. stated that this resolution was precisely On the motion of Mr. STANTON, of Tennes

Mr. DOWNS presented the petition of Francis

Gardere, praying compensation for certain land fuilar to the one passed by the last Congress. see, the House then adjourned.

claimed by him under a Spanish grant, and occuThe joint resolution having been read twice, was

NOTICE OF A BILL.

pied by the United States for military purposes; stered to be engrossed for a third reading, and

By Mr. HAWS: A bill in relation to the office of assist- which was referred to the Committee on Private la subsequently read a third time and passed, Mr. S. moved to reconsider the vote on the pasant treasurer, in the city of New York.

Land Claims. Age of the resolution, and to lay the motion to

Mr. MALLORY presented the memorial of the PETITIONS, &c.

administrator of Joshua B. Smith, deceased, pray: temsider upon the table; which latter motion The following memorials, petitions, &c., were presented

ing compensation for the use of a vessel employed bas agreed to.

under the rule, and referred to the appropriate committees: Mr. CLINGMAN offered the following reso- | bury and 39 others, citizens of Butler county, Pennsylvania, By Mr. JOHN W. HOWE: The petition of E. Kings

under a contract with a Government officer in

transporting troops during the Florida war; which lotion:

praying Congress to establish a mail route from Pittsburg, was referred to the Committee of Claims.

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Also, the petition of John H. Patterson, pray- the United States, in case of sickness or other dis- tage over other bills which have similar objects in ing compensation for his services as a lieutenant || ability of the judges of the district courts.” view. I have introduced two bills equally as imin the Florida war; which was referred to the Mr. SEWARD gave notice of his intention to portant as this, and which passed the Senate last Committee of Claims.

ask leave to present a joint resolution for the estab-Congress, but were left wholly neglected by the Also, the petition of C. H. Blood, praying com- lishment of post routes in the State of New York. House. These bills have been again referred, and pensation for supplies furnished to a company of

LAKE SUPERIOR IRON REGION.

I think this one ought to be referred also. Florida volunteers in the Seminole war; which

Mr. FOOTE. I am sure the Senator from Ar

Mr. FELCH submitted the following resolution was referred to the Committee of Claims.

kansas will do me the justice to say that I have for consideration: Also, the petition of Sarah Flinn, praying com

never manifested a desire to depart from the usual

Resolved, That five thousand five hundred additional pensation for supplies furnished the troops of the copies of the Report of Messrs. Foster and Whitney, in re

order of doing business in the Senate, and that it United States in the Florida war; which was re- lation to the iron region of Lake Superior, Michigan, which

is but rarely that I have come forward to ask any. ferred to the Committee of Claims.

was ordered to be printed by the resolution of the Senate thing for the State which I represent. I may be Also, the petition of David Osburn, praying of the 13th March last, be printed for the use of the Senate,

allowed to state, however, that in two days from and tbat three hundred copies thereof be furnished to the compensation for corn and fodder furnished the Sunithsonian Institution for distribution, and two hundred

this time, my State will be entirely unrepresented troops of the United States in the Florida war; copies to Messrs. Foster and Whitney.

here. That is a fact; and I hope, therefore, that which was referred to the Committee of Claims. Also, the petition of John W. W. Jackson, | lution by unanimous consent, and it was

The Senate proceeded to consider the said reso

this bill may be considered as an exception, and

be allowed to pass. I think the honorable Senator praying compensation for a horse killed in the

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Printing.

from Arkansas will admit that I have usually given service of the United States; which was referred

him my support when he has had anything before to the Committee of Claims.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

the Senate, in which the interest of his State was Also, the petition of José Baya, praying com- Mr. GWIN, from the Committee on Naval Af- concerned, and I hope he will extend to me his pensation for a horse lost in the military service of fairs, to which was referred the memorial of Eliza courtesy on this occasion. This measure, at the the United States; which was referred to the Com- C. Bache, submitted a report, accompanied by a last session, was referred to a committee, and unmittee of Claims.

bill for the relief of the widows and relatives of cer- derwent the fullest investigation. Several amendMr. UNDERWOOD presented the petition of tain officers and seamen of the United States brig ments were proposed, and with these amendments Leslie Combs, praying the payment of certain Washington, who were lost overboard in a hurri- it passed the Senate. I can assure the honorable bonds issued to him by the late Republic of Texas.

Senator from Arkansas that the facts connected The memorialist represents that he holds Texas The bill was read, and passed to the second with this bill are rather peculiar. The lands have bonds for the sum of $69,200; that he has filed these reading.

been suspended from sale with a view of securing bonds in the Treasury Department, with the view Ordered, That the report be printed.

to the Siate of Mississippi the advantages which of obtaining compensation according to the act

THE BRIG ADA.

were expected to arise from the passage of this granting ten millions of dollars to Texas; that

Mr. HAMLIN, from the Committee on Com

law. Its passage we have been in the habit of the Treasury Department, according to the statement of this memorialist, had ascertained that

merce, to which the subject was referred, reported looking upon as a fixed fact, and its suspension a bill authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to

will create great inconvenience. I am informed there were more than twelve millions of these Texan bonds fallińg within the provisions conissue a register to the brig Ada; which was read

by gentlemen connected with this railroad, that a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

the engineers have laid it out, and that they are templated by the act of Congress. The memori

Mr. DOWNS. I hope that the Senate will

prepared for substantial and practical action. They alist says that the Goternment therefore refuse to agree to consider this bill now.

are only waiting for this bill to pass, in order that pay him or any of the holders of these bonds unless they will agree to accept such a proportion of Mr. HAMLIN. This bill is in the usual form they may take such steps as will bring about the

I hope, the twelve millions of dollars as five millions will required for such bills, and is one of that class speedy consummation of the work.

therefore, that, under all the circums will pay, thus scaling him down to less than one half.

that is never objected to. It simply authorizes He concludes his memorial by saying that the the Secretary of the Treasury to issue a register

be allowed to pass. It is, most poob

time that I shall ever ask the Sea United States never intended to disgrace themselves

to this brig Ada, upon its being shown that she or to dishonor the Government by repudiating an

has been thoroughly repaired, and that the repairs
have exceeded three fourths of the original cost of

Mr. BORLAND. I have never

in acknowledged debt, and he hopes that provision construction. As the owners of the vessel can

fused an act of courtesy. I therefore will be made for paying him the whole of his not employ her, or send her out without this re

Senator from Mississippi. $69,200. I move that the memorial be referred to gister, I trust that the consent of the Senate will be

Mr. FELCH. I do not rise for the purpose of the Committee on Finance, given to dispose of the matter now.

making any objection to the last request of the The memorial was so referred.

The bill was then read a second time; and, hav

Senator from Mississippi, but simply to say that Mr. U. I also present a memorial of John A. || ing been considered by the Senate as in Commit

this bill is in precisely the form approved by the Rajan, proposing to execute a plan discovered by tee of the Whole, it was reported back without adopted by the Senate, and that this bill is like all

Committee on Public Lands last session, and him for draining the lands overflowed by the

amendment, and ordered to be engrossed for a Mississippi and its tributaries, on condition of a third reading.

others of a similar character. Many bills hare grant of a portion of the lands reclaimed.

been referred to the Committee on Public Lands This memorial is of vast importance, if the pro

MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA RAILROAD. asking for similar grants. That committee have ject proposed can be accomplished. The memo

Mr. FOOTE, of Mississippi. Pursuant to pre

not yet fully consulted upon the subject; but they rialist is a native of Georgia, but is now a citizen

vious notice, I ask leave to introduce a bill grant- intend to take the whole matter into their considof the parish of Natchitoches, in the State of Loui- || ing to the State of Mississippi the right of way eration—the form which was adopted last session, siana.He states, that after much attention and and a donation of public land, for the purpose of and also with the view of adopting such amendstudy, he has discovered a plan to prevent the locating and constructing a railroad from Brandon ments as may be suggested. I have no objection overflowing of the Mississippi river, so as to throw

to the eastern border of said State, in the direction to the particular form, nor have I any objection to the surplus water into Hudson's Bay in one of Montgomery, in the State of Alabama. the bill; but I think it my duty to state this fact. direction, and through Texas in the other. He Leave was granted, and the bill was read a first Mr. HALE. I hope the Senate will pass this

time. proposes to accomplish all this, if Congress will

bill. I have no doubt that the next form will be but give him the one half of the lands which he will

Mr. FOOTE. I ask that this bill may be read more liberal, and I think we shall gain something sare by this operation; and he proposes to have a second time now.

by passing this bill thus early. (A laugh.) the work completed in ten years, if Congress will

The PRESIDENT. With a view to refer- The bill was then reported back to the Senate patronize him. I think, sir, that we should make ence?

without amendment, and was ordered to be enà most admirable bargain, if we could accomplish

Mr. FOOTE. No, sir; I think this is a case in grossed for a third reading. 80 great a work at this price. I move thai the

which the Senate will concur with me that refermemorial be referred to the Committee on Roads ence is not necessary. I wish to make a simple

BILLS INTRODUCED. and Canals.

statement with reference to this bill. This is a Mr. GWIN, agreeably to previous notice, asked The memorial was so referred.

bill which passed the Senate last session without || and obtained leave to bring in a bill granting the

the least opposition from any quarter, but failed in right of way for, and to aid in, the construction PAPERS WITHDRAWN AND REFERRED. the other House for want of time. It involves a of a line of telegraph from the Mississippi river On motion by Mr. WADE, it was

little land in the State of Mississippi which is not to the Pacific ocean; which was read a first and Ordered, That the memorial of Cadwalader Wallace,

of any present value to the Government. It is a 1 second time by its title, and referred to the Comon the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on matter of great importance to many persons in- | mittee on the Post Office and Post Roads. Public Lands. terested in railways that it should be acted upon,

Mr. FELCH, agreeably to previous notice, On motion by Mr. HAMLIN, it was

and I hope that under all the circumstances the asked and obtained leave to bring in the following Ordered, That the memorial of merchants, ship-owners, Senate will agree to its second reading.

bills: and others, inhabitants of Portland, Maine, on the files of The bill was then read a second time, and the

A bill to authorize the State of Illinois to select the Senate, relating tu the establishment of a marine hos

Senate proceeded to consider it as in Committee of the residue of the lands to which she is entited pital at that place, be referred to the Committee on Comthe Whole.

under the act of 2d March, 1827, granting land to

Mr. BORLAND. I move that this bill be reOn motion by Mr. UNDERWOOD, it was

aid that State in opening a canal to connect the ferred to the Committee on Public Lands; and I waters of the Illinois river with those of lake Ordered, That the petition of the heirs of William Beatty, do so not with any intention of opposing the bill, Michigan; and on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

for I think that when it comes before the Senate, A bill to revive and continue in force for a limNOTICES OF BILLS.

if it be reported favorably upon by the committee, | ited time the provisions of an act relative to sus

I shall vote for it very cordially. But I hold that | pended entries of public lands. Mr. FISH gave notice of his intention to ask taking up a bill without reference, and passing it The said bills were read a first and second tirrie, leave to introduce a bill amendatory of the act en- simply because it has passed the Senate at a pre

and referred to the Committee on Public Landstitled “An act to provide for holding the courts of vious Congress, is giving it precedence and advan- Mr. MANGUM, agreeably to previous notice,

merce.

asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill for the knowledge, but believes in his conscience that you have a ing to interrupt gentlemen, but he must say that relief of the personal representatives of William

right to prohibit slavery. Is not that a curious commentary this debate is altogether irregular. The gentleman

upon that wonderful thing called human reason? A. Slacum, deceased; which was read a first and “Mr. UNDERWOOD. It is regulated by a line."

from New Hampshire got up for the purpose of second time, and referred to the Committee on I have done, sir. That is all the explanation 1 making an explanation, and he read an extract Foreign Relations. have to make.

from a speech of a gentleman formerly a member BILLS PASSED. Mr. DOUGLAS. As the report is read there,

of this body. This discussion is out of order.

Mr. UNDERWOOD. I rose, also, to make an The following engrossed bills were severally it would seem to convey the idea that I questioned read a third time and passed:

the veracity of the Senator, when I said that such explanation. The gentleman from New HampA bill for the relief of Margaret L. Worth; and was not the fact. I referred to the declaration by

shire read what I said when Mr. Corwin made A bill to provide compensation to such persons which he made it appear that all on one side of his speech, as if what I said then contradicted what

I admit that a u may be designated by the Secretary of the the line had taken one view of the matter, and all || I said yesterday. It does not. Treasury to receive and keep the public moneys,

on the other side had taken another and an oppo- i geographical line seemed to control the opinions nder the fifteenth section of the act of 6th Aug. | site view of it. It may have been true thai a

of majorities. But it was not universal, as I un

derstood the gentleman to affirm. There were 5, 1846, for the additional services required under Senator had previously made such a statement that act.

upon this foor. That was not my denial. My exceptions.
denial was, that if any Senator had made such a

A 'Senator. Well, well; now move the special MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE.

statement, that statement was not true in fact. It order. A message from the House of Representatives, seems now that Mr. Corwin once said in the Sen- Mr. UNDERWOOD. I will call for the special by Mr. Robb, Chief Clerk: ate, that, with few exceptions, those on the one

order. Mr. PRESIDENT: The House of Representatives have side had voted in one way, and, with few excep

THE COMPROMISE MEASURES. passed the following joint resolutions:

tions,'those on the other side had voted the other Joint resolution providing for the binding of certain doc

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the way. But whether the exceptions constituted resolution declaring the measures of adjustment to Jant resolution to authorize the Postmaster General to the majority or the minority, the Senate has now be a definitive settlement of the questions growing palsze certain contracts for the transportation of the mail no means of ascertaining. Í know a large number out of domestic slavery. California and Oregon; and Jant resolution providing for the printing of additional

of Senators from the South, who are eminent law- Mr. BADGER. I have an amendment to offer popies of the Journals and public documents.

yers, who took the view that these laws were in to this resolution. It is for the purpose of relieving la which they request the concurrence of the Senate. force; and others, again, from the North who took it of two objections which may be taken against THE SEVENTH CENSUS.

the view that these laws were not in force, it, one of them perhaps having some intrinsic force, Mr. BRIGHT. There is a joint resolution be

but there was no division such as has been spoken and the other, I think, without any intrinsic, but fore the Senate providing for the printing of the of by a geographical line: I understood the Sen- having some apparent force. The first objection returns of the Seventh Census. The public inter

ator from New Hampshire yesterday to say that to which I allude, is as follows: The resolution, est would be promoted by early action upon it, the South had been unanimous in one view of the as it now stands, undertakes to declare, in respect

to the series of measures constituting the comand I think it my duty to call to it the attention || question, while the North had been equally. I oi the Senale. As there is, however, other busi

am not aware that a question of law or of con- promise, what is the duty of the public at large.

stitutional construction ever arose in this body on The second is, that it implies, or may be made to Dess before us to-day, I shall not insist upon

which all the Northern members took the one side | intimate, that the Senate suppose that the acts of a'ling it up for consideration at this time, but vould move that it be made the special order of and the Southern Senators took the other. It legislation referred to are irrepealable, or that it is the day for Monday next, at one o'clock.

was this proposition which I denied when I said | beyond the power of Congress to modify them. The motion was agreed to. that such was not the fact.

I know that this was not the intention of the I will now say, in this connection, that so far mover of the resolution; but as it is important, if EXPLANATION.

as I have been familiar with the proceedings of it should be adopted, that it should be distinctly LE. I ask the indulgence of the Senate

the Supreme Court, that body has never brought | understood, I suggest an amendment which I think a brief explanation in regard to the itself under any just suspicion in regard to their will avoid all difficulty, and express with clearness occurred here yesterday.

opinions on this matter as a legal or constitutional and precision what is designed by it. It is to I know yery well what the gen-question. The gentlemen from the North on the strike out of the resolution the words,

New Hampshire is about to be at, || Supreme Bench, as their decisions will show, have “ Entitled to be recognized as a definitive adjustment and and Insezd oppose his explanation, not from any uniformly, firmly, and rigidly adhered to and pro- settlement of the distracting questions growing out of the discourtesy towards him, as he well knows. But tected the constitutional rights of the South, as the

system of domestic slavery, and as such, that said measures I know very well, and he knows it also, that as

should be acquiesced in and faithfully observed by all good gentlemen on that bench who were born in the

citizens"soon as he makes his explanation, three or four | Southern States. There has frequently been a other Senators will be on the floor in a few seconds | diversity of opinion among the judges of the Su

And insert as follows: to make their explanations also, and thus I shall

“ A settlement in principle and substance-a final settleCourt

preme on points of law and constitutional be cut off from any opportunity of being heard on

ment of the dangerous and exciting subjects wbich they construction that might affect this slavery ques- embraced, and ought to be adhered to by Congress until the question which comes up as the special order. tion; but where thai diversity has existed, the time and experience shall demonstrate the necessity of I appeal to the gentleman, therefore, whether he Southern judges have been divided amongst them

further legislation to guard against evasion or abuse." wa wa withhold his explanation for the present. selves, and the Northern judges have also been

Mr. FOOTE, of Mississippi. I accept the M.HALE. I shall not occupy two minutes. divided amongst themselves; but never has it been amendment with great pleasure. I am not particThe PRESIDENT. The Senator from New known that the judges from the North, collect

ular about the phraseology of the resolution. Haspelire, according to the usage of the Senate, lively, have taken one view of the question, and

What I wish is, io get a large vote in its favor. has a right to make his explanation. the judges of the South, collectively, taken another

The PRESIDENT. The Senator from MissisMr. HALE. This is but the second time, Mr. Prendent, that I have ever asked the indulgence decisions of the Supreme Court on this question, and a different view of it. If you examine the sippi is not privileged to accept it. The question

must be taken upon it. of the Senate for such a purpose, and in all probability it will be the last. In the debate of yesteryou will see an entire absence of this supposed

The question being taken on the amendment, it bias or impression on the minds of the judges,

was agreed to, there being on a division-yeas 24, day I remarked that,

growing out of locality of interest, or association, nays not counted. * There was a great constitutional question of law, upon or birth. I have been gratified that such has

The resolution therefore now stands as follows: Thich there was difficulty. I allude to the question whether stavery was or was not abolished in the territories acquired always been the case in the past, and I trust it

A Resolution declaring the Measures of Adjustment to be a from Mexico by the operation of the Mexican laws. It was will always continue to be the case in the future;

definitive settlement of the questions growing out of do

mestic slavery. razarked as a very astonishing fact upon the floor of the that whatever may be the differences of opinion Be it enacted, That the series of measures embraced in Renate, that every Senator who spoke on that subject, liv- which exist in this body, or elsewhere, the bench the acts entitled “An act proposing to the State of Texas ng south of a certain geographical line, took one view of

of the Supreme Court of the United States is never the establishment of her Northern and Western boundaries, te constitutional question, and those living north of that Fragraphical line, took a contrary view. to be affected or influenced, or to be rendered sub

the relinquishment, by the said State, of all territory claimed others. It is not so. HALKER, Mr. Butler, Mr. Underwood, and ject even to the suspicion of entering into any of | by her heaterier to said boundaries, and of all her claims

upon the United States, and to establish a territorial govthose local feelings to which reference has been ernment for New Mexico," approved September 9, 1850 ; ** Mr. DotGLAS. That is contrary to the faet."

made. I believe that that court is above all such “ An act for the admission of the State of California into 1 now want to read a few words from a speech imputations.

the Union," approved September 9, 1850 ; “ An act to esdelivered by Thomas Corwin, late Senator from Mr. UNDERWOOD. I understood the gen

tablish a territorial governinent for Utah,'' approved Sep

teinber 9, 1850 ; “ An act to amend and supplementary to the State of Ohio. I do not mean Thomas Corwin, tleman from New Hampshire to say that he made an act entitled' An act respecting fugitives from justice, Serretary of the Treasury, but Thomas Corwin, no exception. I do not know that he used the and persons escaping from the service of their masters, aplate Senator from the State of Ohio. It is from term "no exception,” but he certainly made none

proved February 12, 1793,'!' approved September 18, 1850;

and.“ An act to suppress the slave trade in the District of the Congressional Globe, and is as follows: in the course of his remarks. My only object in Columbia,'' approved September 20, 1850, comnianly known

“What is there in the way, then, of my giving an intelli- rising yesterday was to show that there were ex- as the “Compromise Acts,” are, in the judgment of this rast vote on this subject? Nothing at all. I would take ceptions. Now, sir, I will admit what I said at body, a settlement in principle and substance-a final setthis bill in a moment, if I had faith in the processes through

tlement of the dangerous and exciting subjects which they the time of Mr. Corwin's making his speech, that which that law is to pass until it becomes a law in the

embraced, and ought to be adhered to by Congress until Chamber below. But I have not that faith, and I will tell the the majority of members on the south side of 360

time and experience shall demonstrate the necessity of pentleman why. It is a sad commentary upon the perfec- 30' denied the power of Congress over the subject further legislation to guard against evasion or abuse. bise of human reason, that with but very few exceptions, of slavery in the Territories, and contended that Mr. FOOTE, of Mississippi, then addressed andemed coming from a slave State-and I think I have Ge behind me, who ought always be before me, (Mr.

they had a right to take and hold their slaves in the Senate at length, giving his views in favor of Badsen, -with a very few exceptions, all eminent lawyers

the Territories under the Constitution regardless the resolution, and in reply to the speeches of Mr. on this tror from that section of the country, have argued of Mexican laws; and that the majority on the Butler and Mr. Ruett. [For which see Apthat you have no right to prohibit the introduction of slavery other side of the line were of a different opinion. PENDIX.) tato Oregon, California, and New Mexico; while, on the

Mr. BUTLER. What has this to do with this other hand, there is not a man, with few exceptions, (and

Without concluding, Mr. F. gave way to a some highly respectable,) in the free States, learned or un- question ?

motion to adjourn. learned, clerical or lay, wbo has any pretensions to legal The PRESIDENT. The Chair is very unwill- And the Senate adjourned.

Claims.

was

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. take in the pension of Orris Crosby; which was Ordered, That the papers in regard to the claims of CasTHURSDAY, December 18, 1851. referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

sius M. Clay, Stanton Gaar, and John Poe, be taken from

thic files of the House, and referred to the Committee of The House met at twelve o'clock, m.

LOUISVILLE AND PORTLAND CANAL.
The Journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. MARSHALL, of Kentucky, presented the

Mr. HUNTER asked the general consent of The SPEAKER laid before the House a com- petition of A. J. Sharpless, A. E. Hamilton, Wm. the House to introduce a resolution; but objection munication from the State Department, covering a c. Kennett, and two hundred and eighty others; | being made it was not received. statement showing that of the $10,000 appropri- | also the petition of the passengers and crew of the Mr. TAYLOR presented the memorial of ated last session for the expenses of the agent of Steamer Fleetwood, praying for an appropriation Thomas J. Durant and others, citizens of New the Sublime Porte, the sum of $4,051 81 had been from the national Treasury of such an amount as Orleans, praying Congress to pass a law which expended for that purpose, and that there was a will be necessary to purchase the small remaining will enable him to bring a suit against the United balance remaining in the Treasury of said appro- private stock in the Louisville and Portland Canal, | States, to obtain a judicial decision upon a claim priation of $5,948 19; which communication, and to make the same free of tolls and to suit the which he prefers against the United Siates; which On motion by Mr. HOUSTON, was ordered to wants of commerce.

was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. lie on the table and be printed.

Mr. M. I have also in my hands a bill con- Mr. BELL presented a petition, prepared by Also, laid before the House a communication nected with the same subject, which I ask leave

the Colonization Society of Greene county, Ohio, from the War Department, showing the expend- now to present, in order that it may be referred. and signed by seventy-nine citizens of that county, itures in the several bureaus in said Department | I ask that the bill may be read, and that it may be, I asking Congress to recognize the independence of of their contingent funds, in compliance with the together with the petitions, referred to a select the Republic of Liberia; and praying that Congress twentieth section of the act of August, 1842; || committee.

establish a line of steamers to run from the United which,

The bill was accordingly read a first and second

States to said Republic of Liberia; which was reOn motion by Mr. HOUSTON, was referred time by its title.

ferred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. to the Committee of Ways and Means, and or- Mr. M. I move that it be referred to a select Mr. GAYLORD presented the petition of Levi dered to be printed. committee.

Deaver, Francis Pettit, and one hundred and thirty INDIGENT INSANE.

Mr. JONES, of Tennessee. I move that it be others, citizens of Morgan county, Ohio, asking Mr. BISSELL asked the unanimous consent of referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals. Congress to carefully consider the unconstitution

ality, injustice, and oppression of the national the House to introduce a bill, of which previous That is the appropriate committee. notice had been given, with the view to its commit

Mr. MARSHALL. I do not wish to trespass Chaplaincy system, and to abolish the office of ment, making a grant of public lands to the several upon the jurisdiction of any regular committee of Chaplain wherever it may exist by the authority States of the Union for the benefit of indigent in

this House; but it does seem to me that the usual of Congress; which was referred to the Committee cane. rules which govern the gentleman from Tennessee

on the Judiciary. Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. I have no dis- || [Mr. JONES) might be waived, and that I might On motion by Mr. ST. MARTIN, it was position to object to this bill. But the introduc

be permitted to give this bill, covering a subject of Ordered, that the petition and papers of John Mitchell, tion of a bill at this time is altogether out of order;

so much importance, into the hands of its friends, James M. Howard, and Moses H. Coats, be taken from the and if the House will proceed in regular order, in who will have an opportunity to present their

files of the House, and referred to the Committee of

Claims. the course of an hour and a half all these bills can views, connected with the subject, to the House in be introduced and be perfectly in order. I therea form more imposing than is done ordinarily.

Also, on motion by Mr. ST. MARTIN, it was fore call for the regular order of business. And I trust that the Speaker, in the selection of

Ordered, That the petition and papers of the heirs of The SPEAKER. Objection is made, and the that committee, will place upon it the representa

Cattalina Badon, formerly Cattalina Montlemar, be taken

from the files of the House and referred to the Committee bill cannot be introduced.

tives of the sections most particularly interested in on Private Land Claims.

the variety of schemes connected with the sub- On motion by Mr. MOORE, of Louisiana, it BRANCH MINT IN CALIFORNIA.

ject already presented to the House. Mr. McCORKLE. I ask the unanimous con- Mr. JONĖS: We have standing committees Ordered, That the petition of John A, sent of the House to take up Senate bill No. 6, for of the House, and it seems to me that the rule be allowed to drain such lakes in the Mi the establishment of a branch of the Mint of the

which should govern the action of the House he may designate, on certain condition United States in California, in order that it may should be, that when a bill or proposition is of

from the files of the House, and referred be referred.

on Public Lands. fered here it should be referred to the appropriate There being no objection, the bill was taken up, standing committee, unless there be some good

Mr. BROWN, of Mississippi, asked the genread a first and second time by its title, and re- reason against it. If there is any good reason

eral consent of the House to introduce a bill, of ferred to the Committee of Ways and Means. why this bill to purchase the individual stock in which previous notice had been given; but objecOn motion by Mr. DISNEY, it was the Louisville and Portland canał should not go

tion being made, it was not received. Ordered, That the petition and papers in the case of Sam- to the Committee on Roads and Canals, I have no

Mr. FREEMAN asked the general consent of uel Allen be withdrawn from the files of the House, and, ohjection to a select committee. But as a general

the House to introduce a bill; but objection being together with the petition of the Hon. A. Allen, now presented, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

rule, I think a select committee should not be ap- made, it was not received. On motion by Mr. D., it was also pointed when the subject to be investigated comes

On motion by Mr. FREEMAN, it was within the legitimate sphere of a standing com- Ordered, That the petition and papers of Anna C. De Ordered, That the papers in relation to Hiram Powers be withdrawn from the files of the House, and referred to mittee.

Neusville Evans, and A. B. Dawson, be taken froin the files the Committee on Public Buildings.

Mr. CLINGMAN. I wish to inquire if this

of the House, and referred to the Coinmittee of Claims.

Mr. CABLE, of Ohio, presented a memorial Mr. COBB. I call for the regular order of busi- subject, giving rise to debate, does not go over?

The SPEAKER. This subject was taken up

in regard to patents, and the draft of a law for the by unanimous consent, therefore the gentleman's protection of patentees; which was referred to the PETITIONS. point is overruled.

Committee on Patents. The SPEAKER. The regular order of busi- Mr. JONES. All I have to say, Mr. Speaker, On motion by Mr: MEADE, it was ness being called, the States and Territories will is, that it is a wrong policy to raise select com- Ordered, That the petition and papers of Samuel Jones be called for petitions, commencing with the Ter- | mittees for the examination and investigation of 'be withdrawn from the files of the House, and referred to ritory of Utah. subjects which properly belong to a standing com

the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. Mr. BERNHISEL presented the petition of mittee, unless there is some good and valid reason Mr. FLORENCE presented the petition of Robert Owen, George A. Smith, and other citizens why the standing committee to which it appro- William Abbott, harbor-master, and Harman of the Territory of Utah, praying for the estab- priately belongs should not have charge of this Yerkes, master-warden, and others in the city of lishment of a monthly mail route from San Diego, subject.

Philadelphia, and the pilots navigating the DelaCalifornia, via Barowar, to Great Salk Lake City;

Mr. ROBINSON. I have very little pride or ware bay and harbor, and other citizens of the which was referred to the Committee on the Post || personal ambition about this matter; but inasmuch States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and DelaOffice and Post Roads.

as I have the honor of standing at the head of the ware, praying for the erection of a pier and harMr. SCURRY presented two several petitions Committee on Roads and Canals, I feel it my duty bor to afford better shelter for vessels navigating of citizens of Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana, to resist this attempt to take subjects properly be- said bay; which was referred to the Committee praying for the removal of the raft in the Red | longing to that committee and refer them to a select on Commerce. river; which was referred to the Committee on committee. The subject-matter of the petition Mr. CHANDLER asked the general consent Commerce.

presented by the gentleman from Kentucky (Mr. of the House to offer resolutions; which were read Mr. FICKLIN presented the petition of Silas MARSHALL) has already been referred by a vote for information, as follows, viz: Noble and other officers of the land office at Dixon, l of this House to the Committee on Roads and

Resolved, That the Speaker of the House be and he is Illinois, praying compensation for locating mili-Canals. If, therefore, you raise a select commit- hereby authorized to cause such arrangement to be made tary bounty land warrants; which was referred to tee, you will have this subject distributed to two in the interior of the llall, as may be deemed necessary to the Committee on Public Lands. different committees. If it is the pleasure of the

the comfort and health of the members. Also, Mr. MOLONY. I ask unanimous consen to House to abolish the Committee on Roads and

Resolved, That the Doorkeeper be and he is hereby al

thorized to appoint an additional assistant, if he deem it introduce a bill, of which previous notice has been Canals, I shall make little or no objection to it, as necessary to the proper execution of the duties of his given, to correct an error in the pension of Orris I will then have no work to do; but inasmuch as office. Crosby.

this subject belongs clearly to that committee, I Mr. JONES, of Tennessee. Iobject. The SPEAKER. It will be read, if there is no hope the House will adhere to the rule and send it Mr. CHANDLER. It is a privileged question, objection. to them.

and I trust my friend will not object. I am, as Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. I object. The question was taken upon referring the bill many others are, doomed, by a species of lottery, The SPEAKER. Objection is made, and the and petitions to the Committee on Roads and to take a seat out here upon the boundaries of bill cannot be received. Canals, and they were so referred.

civilization; but I will be well content with that Mr. MOLONY. Then I present the petition of On motion by Mr. MARSHALL, of Kentucky, || distance ifOrris Crosby, praying for the correction of a misit was

Mr. EVANS. I call the gentleman to order.

ness.

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