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tee on Pensions.
PETITIONS, &c. says I am not here to be complimented. I am
an immediate appropriation by Congress of the money ne- The following petitions, memorials, &c., were presented
cessary for that purpose. here to procure the recognition of a great national
under the rule, and referred to the appropriate committees : principle. And this is the shield which he bears WASHINGTOx, December 29, 1851.
By Mr. WASHBURN: 'The petition of Josiah Smith and between himself and the American people, from
204 others, of Bangor, Maine, for land reform.
On motion of Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, the day to day. No man, I undertake to say, can ap- communication was referred to the Committee of
Also, the petition of Joseph Webb, for increase of pen
sion. preach him except through this shield. You must Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed.
By Mr. SCUDDER: The petition of Thomas Hilliard ixdorse his doctrines, or he seeks no intercourse
and others, citizens of Massachusetts, for the erection of a Eth you. I am for saying, in the language of
CLAIM OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND. breakwater at Dennis, in Barnstable Bay.
By Mr. MASON: The petition of J. Decret, for bounty tast amendment, that we neither indorse nor refuse The SPEAKER also laid before the House a land for E. Thoron's heirs. to enforce his doctrines at this time, reserving any communication from the Treasury Department, By Mr. HARPER: The petition of Joshua Dickerson and such question until a proper case shall arise. transmitting, in compliance with the resolution of
124 other citizens of Guernsey county, Ohio, praying that Mr. FOWLER. I do not rise even for the pur- the House of the 17th instant, a statement of the
the employment of chaplains in the Navy, Army, and Con
gress, may herealter be dispensed with. pose of making a five minutes speech, but to ask accounts between the United States and the State Also, that the petition and papers of George W. Cassiday, ine friends of the resolution to abstain from speak- || of Maryland for advances made by said State on file in the office of the Clerk, be referred to the Commiting. I am in favor of the resolution, but not any during the war; also, for advances made to aid in
By Mr. MANN: The memorial of the Religious Society amendment. The gentleman from Indiana, [Mr. the erection of the Capitol.
of Friends of New England, praying for a repeal of the fugiGORMAN,) who last spoke, requested the friends Mr. WALSH. I introduced the resolution tive siave law. of the resolution not to offer amendments. I re- calling for that information, and I am instructed quest them not to make speeches of five minutes by the agent of the State of Maryland, Colonel
IN SENATE. in answer to amendments. That is all I have to || Howard, to ask that the subject matter of that Let us have the question. communication be referred to a select committee.
Monday, January 5, 1852. Mr. SWEETSER demanded tellers upon the I move that it be so referred. The communication Prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. C. M. BUTLER. question; which were ordered; and Mr. VENABLE relates to a claim of one of the States of this Union, Mr. MANGUM. At the request of divers and Mr. Fowler appointed.
and I hope there will be no objection to the refer-li persons, I desire the consideration of the Senate The question being taken upon the amendment, ence to a select committee.
while I submit a motion which I hope will pass there were in the affirmative 53, and in the nega- Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, moved to refer the with unanimity. It is to suspend the rules of the cire 56—no quorum voting.
communication to the Committee of Ways and Senate so far as to admit ladies behind the bar of Mr. CLEVELAND asked to have a recount. Means, and that it be printed.
the Senate Chamber. The CHAIRMAN stated that by unanimous The question being first taken upon Mr. Jones's Gentleman can at any time call and see the consent there might be a recount. motion, it was agreed to.
illustrious stranger whom we are to receive toMr. STEPHENS objected.
So the communication was referred to the Com- day; but if ladies are not now gratified, another (Cries of “ Call the roll!” “Call the roll!"). mittee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be occasion may not perhaps be presented to them. The roll was then called, and the names of the printed.
I hope there will be no objection to my motion. absentees noted; the committee rose, and the
The PRESIDENT. The motion cannot be Speaker having resumed the chair, the chairman
received except by unanimous consent. of the committee reported the facts to the House,
The SPEAKER also laid before the House a
There being no objection the motion was revith the names of the absentees.
communication from the Navy Department, sub-ceived and agreed to. A quorum being present, the committee resumed | mitting estimates for the deficiencies in the appro
A great number of ladies were then admitted, its session.
priations under the control of that department, for filling all the space without the bar. The circular Mr. CLINGMAN. I move that the committee | the fiscal year ending 30th June, 1852, amounting gallery was occupied exclusively by ladies from rise. Let us adjourn. I never saw a minority to $219,888 94.
an early hour; and the usual occupants of the Refail to beat in this House--we have tried it often. Ön motion by Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, the ! porters Gallery were placed in a dilemma between It is not worth while to keep up the struggle.
communication was referred to the Committee of duty and gallantry. "Gallantry was triumphant; The question was then taken; and it was agreed Ways and Means.
and any imperfections in the reports of the proto.
RELATIVE RANK OF SURGEONS. ceedings-any defects in the history of this day's The committee rose, and the Speaker having resumed the chair, the chairman of the committee
The SPEAKER also laid before the House a
transactions will meet with charitable considerreported that the Committee of the Whole had communication from the Medical Institution of
ation wherever gallantry, their cause, has po
tency. had the state of the Union generally under consid- Charleston, relative to relative rank for the sureration, but came to no conclusion thereon. geons in the Army and Navy.
In the group of gentlemen present several forMr. CLINGMAN. I believe I will make a
Mr. FITCH moved that the memorial be re
eign embassies had their representatives. Amongst
them were three attaches of the British Legation. privileged motion, that when the House adjourns, | ferred to a select committee.
Mr. BISSELL. It seems to me that that me
The Secretary of the Interior, the Hon. A. H. H. Isdjourn to meet on Monday next. Cries of " No !” “No!" No!")
morial might with propriety go either to the Com- Stuart, the Attorney General, the Hon. John J. Mr. CLEVELAND demanded the yeas and mittee on Military Affairs or to the Committee on
Crittenden, and probably other Cabinet officers, Days; but they were not ordered. Naval Affairs. I move its reference to the Com- ex-members of the House of Representatives, and
were in the crowd of ex-senators, members, and The question was then taken on the adoption of mittee on Military Affairs. the resolution, and on division there were-ayes
Mr. JOHNSON, of Arkansas. I would sug
other distinguished gentlemen. 91, Hoes 38. gest to the gentleman that neither of those com
THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION. So the motion was agreed to.
mittees is composed of doctors, and this memorial A message from the House of Representatives, Mr. ORR moved that the House adjourn. should go to a committee of doctors,
by Mr. FORNEY, their Clerk, was read as folThe SPEAKER. Will the gentleman with
Mr. FITCH. If gentlemen will examine that lows:
Mr. President: The House of Representatives, in comdraw that motion, to enable the Chair to dispose | committee to which it can properly
be referred; I pliance with the provisions of the act to establish
Smithsonian Institution for the increase and diffusion of Mr. ORR withdrew his motion. hope, therefore, that it will go to a select com
knowledge among men, have appointed Mr. Colcock, mittee. CASE OF J. S. THRASHER.
Mr. Fitcu, and Mr. MEACHAM, Regents on their part.
Mr. McRAE presented a petition of the late resentatives of the 15th ultimo, calling for information re
Mr. FITCH. In part, only: specting the imprisonment, trial, and sentence of John 8. Mr. BISSELL. It refers also to rank in the praying compensation for locating military boun
and present land officers at Jackson, Mississippi, Torasher in the Island of Cuba, 1 transmit another report Army. from the Secretary of State.
iy land warrants; which was ordered to lie on the Mř. STANTON, of Tennessee. I would sug- table. MILLARD FILLMORE. WAEHINGTOX, January 2, 1852. gest that so much of the communication as refers
Mr. MASON presented the petition of H. M. Mr. BAYLY moved that the communication
to relative rank in the Navy be referred to the Bell and David Points, assistant marshals in ta
Naval Committee; and that so much as relates to and accompanying documents be referred to the
king the Seventh Census, of Augusta county, Committee on Foreign Affairs, and printed.
the same subject in the Army, be referred to the Virginia, praying additional compensation; which Mr. FLOYD moved to amend the motion, by Committee on Military Affairs.
was referred to the Committee of Claims. adding thereto these words:
Mr. BISSELL. I'will modify my motion in Mr. BRODHEAD presented a memorial of And that the Committee on Foreign Affairs be instruct
citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, praying
The question was then taken on Mr. Bissell's for an appropriation for the erection of piers and ed to wait upon Louis Kossuth, and introduce him to this House. motion, and it was agreed to.
harbors of the Delaware river and bay; which On that motion, he asked the previous question.
Mr. ORR. It has been suggested to me that was referred to the Committee on Commerce. The SPEAKER ruled the amendment out of there is a portion of that communication that has
Also, a petition of John H. Parker and sixty order.
not been referred by the action just taken by the other citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, prayThe question was then taken on Mr. Bayly's | House, and therefore I think that the motion of ing the enactment of a law to prohibit the intromotion, and it was agreed to.
the gentleman from Indiana, (Mr. Fitch,] to re- duction into the ports of the United States of So the communication was referred to the Com
fer the communication to a select committee was foreign convicts, felons, and paupers; which was mittee on Foreign Affairs. the proper one.
referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The SPEAKER. After reading the paper, the MEXICAN INDEMNITY.
Mr. MALLORY presented a petition of the Chair is of the opinion that the whole of it has | underwriters of the city of Boston, MassachuTo the House of Representatives :
setts, praying the reconstruction of the lightaddressed to the Secretary of State by the contractors for On motion of Mr. JOHNSON, of Arkansas, house on Sand Key, on the coast of Florida; which payug the next installment due to Mexico, pursuant to the the House then adjourned.
been referred to the appropriate committees. I transmit, herewith, a copy of a letter of the 26th instant,
was referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Mr. DODGE, of lowa, presented the petition Postmaster General to contract for the placing of amendment, and ordered to be engrossed for a of Benjamin Arnold, praying compensation for an ice-boat on the Potomac river.
third reading. damages done to his property by the enemy during Mr. MALLORY gave notice that he should ask A bill authorizing Victor Morass to relinquish the last war with Great Britain; which was refer- leave to introduce a bill to be entitled “A bill for certain lands, and to enter the same quantity elsered to the Committee of Claims. the relief of Kennedy and Darling.”
where, was read a second time and considered as Mr. COOPER presented a memorial of citizens
in Committee of the Whole. No amendment being
BILLS INTRODUCED. of Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, praying
made thereto, it was reported to the Senate and that the transportation of the mails on the Sabbath Mr. FELCH, agreeably, to previous notice, ordered to be engrossed and read a tbird time.
asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill grantmay be prohibited by law; which was referred to
The Senate proceeded to consider as in Commilthe Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads ing to the State of Michigan the right of way and
tee of the Whole the following bills: Also, three memorials of merchants of Phila- || a donation of public lands for the purpose of con
A bill for the relief of Charles Melrose; and delphia, Pennsylvania, praying for an appropria structing a canal or railroad across the peninsula
A bill granting a pension to Sally F. Floyd, tion for the erection of piers and harbors in the of Michigan; which was read a first and second
widow of George R. C. Floyd, late a Lieutenant Delaware river and bay; which was referred to time by its title, and referred to the Committee on Colonel in the Army of the United States; and no the Committee on Commerce. Public Lands.
amendment being made thereto, they were reportMr. UNDERWOOD presented a memorial of
He also asked and obtained leave to introduce led to the Senate. citizens of the United States, praying that the office a bill to establish an additional land office in Mich
Ordered, Tha: they be engrossed and read a third tiine. of Chaplain in the public service may be abol- igan; which was read a first and second time by
The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Comished; which was referred to the Committee on
its title, and referred to the Committee on Public mittee of the Whole, the bill to revive a portion of Naval Affairs. Lands.
an act for the relief of the widows of deceased solMr: FELCH presented six petitions of citizens
Mr. SEBASTIAN, agreeably to previous no
diers. of Michigan, praying a grani of public land to tice, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill
It had been reported back from the Committee the Zilwaukie Grand Traverse and Mackinaw for the redemption of certain Choctaw annuities;
on Military Affairs with an amendment. Plank Road Company, to aid in the construction
which was read a first and second time by its title, Mr. DAWSON. I ask that it be passed over of their road; which was referred to the Comand referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
for the present. It requires some investigation. mittee on Public Lands.
REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES.
Mr. BORLAND. I hope it will not be passed Also, a memorial of the Board of Education of Mr. DODGE, of lowa, from the Committee on
It has been before the Senate the last few the State of Michigan, praying a grant of land to Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill to sessions, and has not been passed because it has that State for the use of the State Normal School,
grant to the city of Burlington, in Iowa, the land never been properly reached. It is a bill of great equivalent in value to the land originally granted heretofore reserved between that city and the Mis- merit, and I hope the Senate will now consider for that purpose, of which the State has been de- || sissippi river, reported back the same without and act upon it. prived; which was referred to the Committee on amendment.
Mr. DÅ WSON. The bill will give rise to disPublic Lands.
Mr. UNDERWOOD. The Committee on Pub-cussion. I move to lay it on the table. Mr. NORRIS presented the petition of John lic Lands have, after considerable labor, prepared
Mr. BORLAND. I must ask the yeas and Clark, praying that a contract may be entered an amendment which they have instructed me to nays upon that motion. into with him for rebuilding the light-house on offer to the Senate bill, providing for the as
Mr. DAWSON. My object is not to oppose Minot's Ledge, near Boston harbor; which was signability of land warrants. I ask that it may be
the bill, but to have an opportunity to look into referred to the Committee on Commerce,
the facts. received informally, and ordered to be printed. It Mr. DODGE, of Wisconsin, presented a petiwas received and ordered to be printed.
Mr. BORLAND. If the Senator will withdraw tion of citizens of Middletown, Wisconsin, pray
Mr. BRODHEAD, from the Committee of the motion I will explain the merit of the bill. ing a change in the laws providing for the sale of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of A.
Mr. DAWSON. 'I withdraw it. the public lands; which was referred to the ComS. Williamson, submitted an adverse report; which
Mr. BORLAND. It is a proposition to revire mitiee on Public Lands. was ordered to be printed.
that portion of the act of 1816 which granted five Mr. ATCHISON presented the petition of John
He also, from the same committee, to whom | years' half pay to the widows of soldiers who died son Lykins, praying compensation for services as was referred the petition of Allen G. Johnson, sub
in the service, or of wounds incurred in conse physician for the Osage river band of Pottawat
mitted a report, accompanied by a bill for his re quence of service, in the war of 1812. There are omie Indians; which was referred to the Comlief.
but few of those widows now remaining. There mittee on Indian Affairs. Mr. JONES, of lowa, presented a memorial of | ing, and the report was ordered to be printed.
The bill was read and passed to a second read
are no minor children entitled to benefit under the
provisions of the act of 1816, and but very few the people of Iowa, assembled in convention at
widows. Those widows are old and many of Iowa City, praying a grant of public land to aid
them destitute. There now remain but a small in the construction
of the Dubuque and Keokuck, The bill for the relief of Sidney A. Allcott, was remnant of the widows of those gallant men who and the Davenport and Council Bluffs railroads; || read 'a second time and considered as in Com- fell in defence of their country in the war of 1812, which was ordered to lie on the table.
mittee of the Whole. The object of the bill is to or who died of disease coniracted in that war. Mr. BUTLER presented a memorial of the allow him to enter land in Michigan, for which in This is a bill, which it appears to me, appeals not Charleston Chamber of Commerce, praying that 1836 he paid $200, but neglected to enter. The only to the sympathies but to the sense of justice a light-boat and fog bell may be placed on the bill was reported to the Senate, and was ordered of every one. It is impossible to ascertain the shoals east of Cape Roman, on the coast of South to be engrossed and read a third time.
precise number of those widows now remaining, Carolina; which was referred to the Committee The bill for the relief of the heirs of Judith because when the five years expired-that is in on Commerce.
Worthen, deceased, was read a second time, and 1821-all these persons passed off the pension
the Senate proceeded to consider it as in Com- | roll. The attempt, therefore, to obtain informaPAPERS WITHDRAWN AND REFERRED. mittee of the Whole.
tion from the Pension Office, as to their number, On motion by Mr. HAMLIN, it was
It provides that the Secretary of War be au- fails. The Pension Office cannot give the informOrdered, That the three petitions of inhabitants of Sedg- thorized and required to pay out of any money ination, but any one who will look into the matter wick, Maine, on the files of the Senate, in relation to a port the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to the will perceive that there can be but very few of of entry at that place, be referred to the Committee on Com
heirs of Judith Worthen, deceased, widow of those widows remaining. So far as my knowlOn motion by Mr. NORRIS, it was
Isaac Worthen, late a revolutionary pensioner, edge extends, most of them are very poor. Some
sueh sum as she, if now living, would be enti- l of them are infirm. I know in my own Staie Ordered, That the memorial of A. A. Frazier and Alvin Baker, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Coin
tled to receive under the act of July 7th, 1838. some one or two only, and I learn from others mittee of Claims
Mr. UNDERWOOD. I would ask if there is that there are very few in any of the States. I On motion by Mr. BELL, it was any report on this bill?
hope, therefore, the Senator will not make a moOrdered, That the petition of Joseph Byrd, on the files of
The PRESIDENT. A report was made at a tion to lay the bill on the table, but will let it be the Senate, be referred to the Commitiee on Military Affairs. former session, but not at this session.
Mr. UNDERWOOD. I would like to hear it
Mr. DAWSON. I would ask whether the bill read. Mr. WHITCOMB gave notice that he should
proposes that the pensions shall be from 1821 to
The report of the Committee on Pensions was the present time, or shall commence after the ask leave to introduce a bill granting lands to aid read.
passage of this act? in the construction of a railroad, with right of way, Mr. BRADBURY. I trust that the objections Mr. BORLAND. If the Senator will let the from La Fayette, Indiana, by way of Peoria, Illi- in the mind of the Senator from Kentucky, will bill be read, he will see what are its provisions. nois, and Burlington, Iowa, to the Missouri be relieved by the reading of the report. 'It ap- The bill was read accordingly. It provides that river.
pears that the pensioner in this case was entitled so much of the act of April 16, 1816, entitled Mr. GWIN notice that he should ask leave io a five years' pension under the act of 1838; that to introduce a bill to suppress Indian hostilities in
“An act making further provision for military the proofs were duly filed in the office of the Com- services during the late war, and for other purthe State of California and Territory of Oregon, to missioner of Pensions; but owing to the press of | poses," as applies to the widows of deceased establish an Assistant Commissioner of Indian business in that office there was some delay in the soldiers, and which expired by limitation five Affairs for the Pacific coast, and for other pur- decision of the case. This delay cut off the years after the passage of that acı, should be poses.
claim. The pensioner was equitably entitled to thereby revived and extended during the natural Mr. MORTON gave notice that he should ask leave to introduce a bill granting the right of way
a pension under the provisions of the act of 1838. life of any widow therein described.
I have had occasion to look into the case, and I Mr. DAWSON. I perceive that that bill grants and a donation of land to aid in the construction think there is no valid objection to the bill. I hope of a plank road from the city of Pensacola, in
a thirty years' pension to all these widows that the Senator from Kentucky will make no objection. | are living; and according to the practice which Florida, to the town of Montgomery, in Alabama. Mr. UNDERWOOD. I have made no ob- bas prevailed, I suppose that the children of all Mr. ŘUSK gave notice that he should ask leave | jection.
who have died in the mean time will claim up to to introduce a joint resolution authorizing the The bill was reported to the Senate without ll the time of the death of their parent.
Mr, BORLAND. I would say to the Senator said: Mr. President, with a view of affording Sen- cause such arrangements to be made in the intethat such is not my understanding of the pro- ators an opportunity of paying their respects to ‘rior of the Hall as may be necessary for the visions of the bill. I understand it to apply from our illustrious guest, I move that the Senate do general health of the members.' The Speaker the passage of the act. That is the view of the now adjourn.
has looked into the matter, and is at a loss to cominittee. It does not grant a thirty years' pen- The motion was agreed to.
determine what can be done to increase the com
The PRESIDENT then descended to the floor fort of the members in that portion of the Hall. Mr. DAWSON. I think that the construction of the Senate, and was introduced to Governor Upon consulting those members, however, there of the bill is contrary to that given by the Senator Kossuth by the committee. The other Senators seems to be a general concurrence of opinion, that frun Arkansas. I think it gives a pension for were also severally introduced; after which gen- nothing could improve their condition so much as thry years. I move to lay it upon the table. ilemen and ladies present in great numbers sought to have another assistant doorkeeper appointed to The motion was agreed to.
the same gratification. Amongst the incidents of guard the door to the Gallery in that quarter. JUDICIAL SYSTEM IN NEW MEXICO.
the levee, it may be mentioned that when the mar- The Chair does not feel at liberty to authorize the
tial figure of General Houston approached Kossuth, | appointment of that assistant doorkeeper or mesThe Senate proceeded to consider the motion ghinitted by Mr. BUTLER, on the 2d instant, to
there appeared to be a special attraction in the per- senger, without the consent of the House. IC
son of the hero of San Jacinto. The introduction will, therefore, be for the House to determine reconsider the vote referring to the Committee on
having been made, the following brief but expres- i whether an additional messenger shall be appointed the Judiciary the bill to amend the act entitled sive dialogue ensued:
or not. The Chair is assured by gentlemen in * An act proposing to the State of Texas the es
Mr. HOUSTON. Sir, you are welcome to the that quarter of the Hall, that such an appointment tablishment of her northern and western bounda- Senate of the United States.
would greatly improve their condition; and he ries, the relinquishment by said State of all terri
M. KOSSUTH. I can only wish I had been asks to be instructed upon that point. tory claimed by her exterior to said boundaries, as successful as you, sir.
Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. I presume there and of all her claims upon the United States, and Mr. HOUSTON. God grant that you may
will be no objection. to establish a territorial government for the terriyet be so.
There was no objection; and an assistant to the tory of New Mexico," approved September 9, Subsequently the distinguished stranger was Doorkeeper will be appointed. 1850; and the motion was agreed to.
conducted to the Vice President's room, to which Ordered, that the bill be referred to the Committee on
THE RECEPTION OF LOUIS KOSSUTH. Tertiories
the President pro tem. and Senators retired with
Mr. CARTTER. I move that the rules of the
House be suspended, in order to enable me to offer Mr. DOWNS. I move to postpone the prior
SENATE CHAMBER, January 2, 1852.
the following resolution. I have simply to say, that special orders, in order to take up the bill for the To the Editor of the Congressional Globe :
if we seek to do respect to the distinguished man relief of William Darby.
Dear Sir: You will find me reported in the proceedings named in that resolution, we must do it between The motion was agreed to, and the Senate pro- of the Senate to-day, as voung against laying the memorial this and Friday, for upon that day he is to leave ceeded to consider the bill as in Committee of the
of “ The Industrial Congress of the city of New York” this city. Whole.
upon the table.
I write this by way of explanation, lest the mere vote, without remark, may be misunderstood. I voted
The resolution was then read, as follows: It provides that there shall be paid to William against laying the memorial on the table, and would have “Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed by the Darby the sum of $1,500, in full compensation for voted for its reference to the Committee on Foreign Rela- Speaker to wait upon Louis Kossuth, and introduce him labor and materials furnished in surveying and
tions, not that I favor the views or wishes of the memorial- to the House of Representatives."
ists, but because I regard this movement of theirs as one of making a map of the Territory of Louisiana in a series which is now in rapid progress of development,
•Mn STEPHENS, of Georgia, demanded the the years 1812 and 1813.
the effect of which, if favored by Congress, is to involve us yeas and nays on the motion to suspend the Mr. DOWNS. I wish to state very briefly to
in the political affairs of other countries, in a way and to an rules. the Senate the merits of this bill. It was intro
extent not intended or recognized by the Constitutions, and Mr. STUART. For the purpose of obviating
which, in my opinion, can end only in changing the chardiced during the last Congress, and referred to a acter of our Government, and bringing ruin upon our coun
a difficulty, which suggests itself to the minds of select committee, as it could not be referred to any try. Such movements, threatening, as I believe, great evil
some of the members, I propose to offer an amendof the standing committees with propriety. The
to the country, should be met and arrested (so far as Con- ment, which I desire to have read; and which I present Secretary of the Treasury (Mr. Corwin)
gress may be able to arrest them) at the threshold. To give ask the mover of the resolution to accept.
them the go by, by laying the proposition to consider them vas chairman of that select committee. A favora
The SPEAKER. It is not in order to discuss upon the table, is, in my opinion, but to cover the flame at ble report was made, and the bill passed the Sen- a single point of its exhibition, with the certain effect of
the resolution, until it is before the House. The ate, but failed in the House of Representatives, as stimulating and encouraging the efforts of those whose amendment can only be offered by unanimous conmany private bills did. It proposes compensation
vocation seems to be to pile fuel upon the fires of its source. sent.
I am for meeting the evil at once, by referring its considerfor very important services rendered by this dis
Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia, objected. ation to an appropriate committee, and, when their report tinguished geographer, William Darby, at an early should be brought in, by expressing the sense of the Sen
Mr. HEBARD moved that the House proceed day in exploring what was then a new country,
ate, by an emphatic vote, upon the merits of the whole to the call of the States for resolutions. To Louisiana and Arkansas. For that service he question.
The SPEAKER. That motion is in order. I am one of those who believe that our Government was contended, and the committee considered, that he formed, and we, the representatives of those who formed it,
But the motion offered by the gentleman from was entitled to this very moderate and reasonable were sent here for the sole and exclusive purpose of legis- Ohio (Mr. CARTTER) to suspend the rules, is Compensation. I hope, therefore, that there will lating for the promotion of American interests.
I find no
also in order, and takes precedence; and upon that be po objection to the bill. authority in the Constitution under which I hold my seat
motion there can be no debate. A conmittee reported a much larger sum for here, and which alone prescribes and limits my duties and powers, to do anything else; and in the teachings and ad
The yeas and nays were then ordered. services of less value formerly; and this bill was monitions of the “Father of his Country,” and of those
Mr. STUART. 'I am sure no gentleman will Bot seriously opposed before. It then passed the
wise men who coöperated with him in framing and admin- object to the reading of the amendment which I
istering the Government, I find the highest and strongest Secate, and I hope it will pass again without op- considerations, it'additional ones were needed, for keeping
propose to offer. I only desire to have it read for position. Mr. Darby is now a very old man,
information. within these well-defined and sacred limits. maintaining himself by his own labor in a subor- As individuals, we may righfully sympathize with whom Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. I do object, and dinate office under the Government.
we please; and I would remove every legal barrier which I would state the reasons for my objection if the The PRESIDENT interposed, and the honor
how prevents the citizens of our country, as individuals, Chair would give me leave.
from manifesting any sympathy they may feel for any man able Senator yielded the floor, it being understood
Mr. STUART. Well, I have the right to proor any cause, by deeds as well as words. But as public that the distinguished guest of the Senate was functionaries, deriving all our duties and powers solely and pound the inquiry to the gentleman who offered about to enter.
exclusively from the Constitution, which we have sworn to The resolution, in orderOn motion by Mr. DOWNS, the bill was laid support, I hold that American interests and American citi
The SPEAKER. No discussion is in order, zens alone can claim our official interference and protec. There is no motion before the House which can on the table. RECEPTION OF LOUIS KOSSUTH.
opinion we usurp powers which were never conferred upon be acted upon, except the motion to suspend the
us, and enter upon a career which can end only in ruin to rules; and not until the rules are suspended can At one o'clock the doors of the Senate Chamber those whose interests we were appointed to take care of.
the gentleman from Michigan (Mr. STUART) offer were thrown open, and Governor Kossuth, sup- I hope, and doubt not, an opportunity will soon occur
his amendment. ported by the committee appointed by the Senate
when such action as I have indicated may be taken upon to introduce him, the Hon. JAMES SHIELDS, the
this general subject. Then I shall be prepared to vote, and Mr. STUART called for the reading of the ori
to give at length my reasons for it. For the present I de- ginal resolution. Hon. W. H. Seward, and the Hon. Lewis sire only that this brief expression of opinion may go to the
Mr. CARTTER. I hope the modification will Cass, entered and advanced within the bar, the public along with the vote it is intended to explain. Do me Senate rising to receive them. the favor, therefore, to let this appear in the same number
also be read, so that gentlemen may understand The suite of Governor Kossuth, in military uni
of your paper with this day's proceedings of the Senate, what it is.
Cries of “Read it!” “Read it!” forms, were grouped below the bar.
Very respectfully and truly,
Mr. STEPHENS. I will withdraw my objecMr.SHIELDS addressed the President, as fol
SÓLON BORLAND, of Arkansas.
tion, as gentlemen around me are desirous of hearvoted as I did were influenced by similar considerations ing the resolution read. "Mr. President, we have the honor to introduce
with those which governed my vote.
The proposed amendment was then read, as folLouis Kossuth to the Senate of the United States."
lows: The PRESIDENT pro tempore then addressed him, as follows:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
And that the chairman of that committee introduce bim
in these words: “We introduce Louis Kossuth to the House "Louis Kossuth, I welcome you to the Senate of
Monday, January 5, 1852.
of Representatives of the United States." Upon which tho the United States. The committee will conduct
members are recommended to rise ; and the Speaker will The House met at twelve o'clock, m.
invite him to be seated.” you to the seat which I have caused to be prepared for you." The Journal was read and approved.
The question was then taken, and resulted-yeas He was then conducted to a chair in front of the
THE COMFORT OF THE MEMBERS. 117, nays 51; as follows: President's desk, and seated with the Committee The SPEAKER. Some days ago a resolution
YEAS-Messrs. Charles Allen, Willis Allen, Allison,
Andrews, John Appleton, Babcock, Bartlett, Beale, Bell, of the Senate.
was adopted by the House of Representatives, Bowne, Breckenridge, Brenton, Briggs, Buell, Burrows, Mr. MANGUM rose some time afterwards and ll that the Speaker of the House be authorized to Busby, Joseph Cable, Cartter, Caskie, Chapman, Chastain,
Clark, Cleveland, Clingman, Conger, Cottman, Curtis, Geo. lution; which was read for information, as fol- has uniformly shown, that whenever territorial T. Davis, John G. Davis, Dawson, Dean, Dimmick, Disney, lows:
questions were referred to committees, they had Doty, Durbam, Eastman, Faulkner, Ficklin, Florence, Fowler, Henry M. Fuller, Gaylord, Gentry, Giddings, Gil
Resolved, that the House of Representatives declines to yield to those from States. In all questions more, Goodenow, Gorman, Green, Grow, Hart, Hendricks, at this time to express an opinion on the subject of the fu
that come before them-the Committee on Publie ture intervention or non-intervention of the United States Henn, Hibbard, Howard, John W. Howe, Hunter, Ingersoll, Ives, John Johnson, Daniel T. Jones, J. Glancy Jones, in the affairs of other nations, believing, as it now declares,
Lands, as well as the other committees—the States that no case has yet arisen which requires such expression.
have the preference. Preston King, Kubos, Kurtz, Letcher, Mace, Mann, Edward C. Marshall, Mason, McNair, Meade, Miller, Miner, Mr. JOHN W. HOWE objected.
Mr. HALL. I cannot understand the force of Molony, John Moore, Murray, Nabers, Newton; Olds,
Mr. BROWN, of Mississippi, moved the sus
the objection made by the gentleman from MinPeaslee, Penn, Penniman, Perkins, Porter, Price, Rantoul, Richardson, Robbijis, Robie, Robinson, Scudder, David Li pension of the rules; and upon that motion called
nesota, (Mr. Sibley.) He says that his experiBeyinour, Origen S.Seymour, Skelton, Snart, Snow, for the yeas and nays, which were not ordered. ence is, that all committees have given the preferBenjamin Stanton, Frederick P. Stanton, Richard H. Tellers were then demanded, but refused.
ence to subjects from States over those from the Stanton, Abrabain P. Stevens, St. Martin, Stratton, Stuart,
The question being taken, the House refused to
Territories. Well, I suppose if this matter goes Sutherland, Sweetser, Benjainin Thompson, George W. Thompson, Thurston, Townshend, Tuck, Waibridge, suspend the rules.
to the Committee on Territories, it will be treated
just as it would be by the Committee on Public Walsh, Ward, Washburn, Wells, Addison White, and
GRANTS OF LAND. Yates-117.
Lands. I will assure the gentleman that he need NAYS-Messrs. Abercrombie, Aiken, William Apple- Mr. SIBLEY, by unanimous consent, intro- not be afraid of the non-action of the Committee ton, Ashe, Averett, Thomas H. Bayly, Barrere, Bocock,
duced a bill, of which previous notice had been on Public Lands. I am certain that it will act at John H. Boyd, Albert G. Brown, Caldwell, Lewis D. Cainpbell, Church well, Cobb, Cullom, Edmundson, Ewing,
given, granting the right of way and making a the earliest practical period in regard to this matHall, Hainilton, Hammond, Isham G. Harris, Sampson W. donation of public lands to aid in the construc- ter, and all similar bills that may be committed to Harris, Haven, lillyer, Holladay, [louston, Jackson, An- tion of a railroad from the falls of the St. Louis | its charge. My desire is, that all these bills may drew Johnson, James Johnson, George W. Jones, Landry,
river to St. Paul, on the Mississippi river; which go to the same committee, as they involve the Humphrey Marshall, Martin, McMullin, Millson, Henry D. Moore, Morehead, Murphy, Orr, Outlaw, Powell,
was read a first and second time by ils title. same principle. They may be considered togethSavage, Smith, Stanly, Alexander H. Stephens, Taylor,
Mr. S. moved its reference to the Committee er, and reported to the House, so that a like action Venable, Wallace, Watkins, Alesander White, and Wil on Territories; which was agreed to.
may be had in regard to all of them.' There is liams--51.
Mr. HALL moved the reconsideration of the another thing the gentleman knows well: that it Previous to the announcement of the above vote by which the bill was referred to the Com- is the practice of the House of Representatives to result,
mittee on Territories, and that the bill be referred set aside three days each session for the considMr. THOMAS M.HOWE said: I have reached to the Committee on Public Lands. He had tried eration of territorial business. He need not be this Hall, after some three or four days of absence to get the ear of the Speaker before the question || uneasy that this or the other territorial bills will by reason of sickness. I am exceedingly anxious was taken upon the reference, but failed.
be neglected, as they will come up as territorial to record my vote upon this question in the affirm- Mr. SIBLEY. Is that motion debatable? business, and then will be determined upon by ative, and l'ask leave to do so.
The SPEAKER replied that it was.
the House. Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. I object.
Mr. SIBLEY. I do not wish to detain the Mr. RICHARDSON obtained the foor, but The SPEAKER. Objection is made, and the House at this period with remarks of any length, || gave way to gentleman cannot record his vote.
on the motion just made by the chairman of the Mr. SÍBLEY. I wish to ask a question of the So the rules were suspended, and the gentleman il Committee on Public Lands 10 refer this bill to chairman of the Committee on Public Landsfrom Ohio (Mr. CARTTER) had leave to introduce that committee. We have a standing committee || whether, last Congress, a bill providing for a dohis resolution, above referred to.
of this House, whose business it is to attend par- nation of public lands to the Territory of MinneMr. CARTTER. Upon that resolution I move ticularly to thelegislation for the Territories. Now, sota did not come into the House on the day set the previous question.
this bill is proposed to be taken from the committee apart for territorial business, and under the rules Cries of "Good!” “Good !"
to which I believe it properly belongs, and to be of the House was not acted upon, because it was The previous question then received a second, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, where, not considered strictly territorial business? and the main question was ordered to be put. to a certainty, it will be served exactly as bills re- Mr. HALL, I do not remember the case. The
Mr. ROBBINS demanded the yeas and nays; ferred to that committee at the last session. Ter- | decision of the House then was right. This is which were ordered.
ritorial bills always came in at the heel of the not strictly of a territorial character, and ought Cries of “Read the resolution!” “Read the reso- session, for the reason that the States have the not to go io the Committee on Territories; and if lution!”
preference. We have a standing committee with it is not territorial in its character, the motion of The resolution was accordingly read, as above special reference to territorial legislation, and I the gentleman is improper. reported.
hope this House will not, under any circumstancs, Mr. RICHARDSON. I understand the quesThe question was then taken, and there were- agree in the motion just submitted by the chairman tion before the House is the reference of a bill yeas 123, nays 54; as follows:
of the Committee on Public Lands, and trust that granting a donation of land to the Territory of YEAS- Messrs. Charles Allen, Willis Allen, Allison, they will adhere to their decision that this bill go Minnesota to aid in the construction of a railroad. Andrews, John Appleton, Babcock, Bartlett, Beale, Bell, to the Committee on Territories.
I believe, according to the uniform practice of the Bowne, Breckenridge, Brenton, Briggs, Buell, Burrows, Mr. HALL. It is very true there is a com- House, this subject properly belongs to the ComBusby, Joseph Cable, Cartter, Caskie, Clapman, Chastain, Clark, Cleveland, Clingman, Oonger, Cottman, Curtis,
mittee of this House whose appropriate duty it is mittee on Public Lands, and not to the Committee George T. Davis, John G. Davis, Dawson, Dean, Dim
to take charge of the business of the Territories; on Territories. I expect, and I think the country mick, Disney, Doly, Dunham, Eastman, Faulkner, Fick- but it is equally true that there is another com- expects, of that committee that they will originale lin, Florence, I'owler, Henry M. Fuller, Thomas J. D. mittee of this House whose duty it is to adminisFuller, Gaylord, Gentry, Giddings, Gilmore, Goodenow,
some general system upon this subject by whieh Gorman, Green, Grow, Hart, Hascall, Hendricks, Henn,
ter the public domain. The Committee on Public they will provide for the construction of roads Hibbard, Howard, John W. Howe, Thomas M. Howe, Lands is the one. I believe that this bill proposes through the lands of the Government by donations, Hunter, Ingersoll, Ives, John Johnson, Daniel T. Jones, J. to make a grant of public lands for the purpose of not only in the States, but in the Territories. I Glancy Jones, Preston King, Kuhns, Kurtz, Letcher, Lockhart, Mace, Mann, Edward C. Marshall, Mason, McNair,
aiding in the construction of railroads. Bills am very free to say, as one member of the ComMeade, Miller, Miner, Molony, John Moore, Murray, Na
making grants for such works, and other internal mittee on Territories, that it is a subject that I do bers, Newton, Olds, Peaslee, Penn, Penniman, Perkins, improvements, have uniformly gone to that com- not want the charge of. We have enough to do Polk, Porter, Price, Rantoul, Richardson, Robbins, Robie, mittee. We have before that committee now a if we discharge the other duties before us, without Robinson, Schermerhom, Scudder, David L. Seymour, great many bills upon this subject, coming from coming into conflict, as we necessarily should, Origen $. Seymour, Skelton, Smart, Snow, Benjamin Stanton, Frederick P. Stanton, Richard H. Stanton, Abra
all parts of the country; and the committee are with the system laid down by the Committee on ham P. Stevens, St. Martiu, Stratton, Stuart, Sutherland, endeavoring to fix upon some principle which Public Lands, were this bill referred to us. Sweetser, Benjamin Thompson, George W. Thompson, shall guide their actions upon all of them. I Mr. HEBARD obtained the floor, but gare Thurston, Townshend, Tuck, Walbridge, Walsh. Ward, Washburn, Wells, Addison White, and Yates-123. think it a matter of great importance, in order that
way to NAYS-Messrs. Abercrombie, Aiken, William Apple- / justice may be done to every portion of the Union Mr. SIBLEY. I want to ask a question of the ton, Ashe, Averett, Thomas H. Bayly, Barrere, Bocock, in reference to the subjects of these bills the gentleman from Illinois-whether he does not recAlbert G. Brown, E. Carrington Cabell, Caldwell, Lewis
granting of public land to aid in the construction ollect that a bill granting a donation of public D. Campbell, Churchwell, Cobb, Cullom, Edmundson, Ewing, Hall, Hainilton, Hammond, Harper, Isham G. Har
of works of internal improvement—that all of lands to Florida, passed during the first session of ris, Sampson W. Harris, Haven, Hebard, Hillyer, Holla
them should be referred to the same committee. If the last Congress, was reported from the Comday, Houston, Jackson, Andrew Johnson, James Johnson, || it be believed by this House that the Committee mittee on Territories. The Committee on Public Robert W. Johnson, George W. Jones, Landry, Humphrey on Public Lands is not competent to discharge its Lands had nothing to do with it. Marshall, Martin, McMullen, Millson, Henry D. Moore, Morehead, Murphy, Orr, Outlaw, Powell, Savage, Scurry,
duties, I trust the bills upon this subject will be Mr. RICHARDSON. I have no distinct recSmith, Stanly, Alexander H. Stephens, Taylor, Venable, taken from them and referred to the Committee ollection upon the subject. I will, in reply to the Wallace, Watkins, Alexander White, and Williams—54. on Territories. Now, as to the remark of the gentleman, say that my opinion is, the Govern
So the resolution was adopted, and in pursuance gentleman from Minnesota, (Mr. Sibley,] that ment ought to deal liberally with these Territories thereof
this bill if referred to the Committee on Public || in donations. It is the policy and interest of the The SPEAKER appointed Messrs. CartTER,
Lands will never be heard of, I think it is entirely | Government to do so—to settle them up as rapidly CLINGMAN, GENTRY, Stanton of Kentucky, and gratuitous. I believe that that committee are dis- as possible, by making improvements that will PEASLEE, to constitute the committee.
posed-nay more, determined, in regard to this ll give facilities for settlement, and for the transportMr. CARTTER rose to a privileged question, and all other subjects that may be referred to ation to market of the agricultural products of the and moved to reconsider the vote by which the them, to report for or against. Now, the gentle country. I am not hostile toʻ the object of which resolution was passed, and to lay the motion of man's bill, he may rest assured, will be reported the gentleman is in favor; nor do I believe it is the reconsideration upon the table; which latter mo- upon time enough for the action of this Congress. policy of this Government, of this House, or the tion was agreed to.
Mr. SIBLEY. I beg to say to the gentleman, | Committee on Public Lands, to be so. I do not THE DOCTRINE OF NON-INTERVENTION.
I had not the least idea of imputing any neglect recollect whether at the last session of Congress an
of duty, or any want of attention by the Com- || important bill of this character came from the Mr. BROWN, of Mississippi, asked the unan- mittee on Public Lands, to the business that may Committee on Territories. I should have no hesimous consent of the House to introduce a reso- come before them. The practice of this House Il itation in reporting such a bill back if I believed it
right, and I speak only for one member of that ascertain the amount due to John S. Littell for con- tleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. McNair) to introcommittee. testing that case.
duce a resolution, which will be again read for the Mr. SIBLEY. I will withdraw my opposition Mr. JONES, of Tennessee. The resolution is i information of the House. to the reference of the bill to the Committee on not before the House.
Mr. MOORE, of Pennsylvania. I would sugPublic Lands.
The SPEAKER. The Chair understood that | gest to my colleague that if he would substituie Mr. HEBARD. I did not rise to discuss the the resolution was before the House by unanimous the Committee on Public Buildings, the resolution çaestion, not having any interest in it; but merely consent.
would pass without any objection. to save further time in discussion. I will not move Mr. JONES. I understood the consent was Mr. McNAIR. I prefer a select committee. the previous question as the bill is now to be dis- only for reading it for information.
Mr. FICKLIN said tellers were ordered, and posed of.
The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Penn- | there was no quorum. I ask for a recount, that The question being taken upon the motion to sylvania moved that it be referred without the we may see if there is not a quorum present. reconsider, it was agreed to.
Chair inquiring whether there was any objection A recount was then had, (Messrs. Penn and On motion by Mr. HALL, the bill was then or not. If there is no objection, he will entertain McNair acting as tellers,) and there were-ayes referred to the Committee on Public Lands. it now.
84, noes 42. EMIGRANTS FOR THE WEST INDIA COLONIES.
Mr. JONES. I object.
So the rules were suspended. Mr. ROBBINS. Then I move a suspension of Mr. McNAIR moved the previous question Mr. BAYLY, of Virginia, asked the unanimous
the rules for the purpose of enabling me to intro- upon the adoption of the resolution. consent of the House to introduce a resolution duce the resolution just read.
Mr. COBB demanded tellers; and they were orcalling on the President for information.
The question was then taken, and it was agreed dered. Oojection was made. to.
Mr. FOWLER. Will it be in order to move Mr. BAYLY moved the suspension of the rules So the rules were suspended.
the reference of the resolution to the Committee on for the purpose of introducing his resolution; Mr. ROBBINS then demanded the previous Public Buildings ? which was agreed to.
The SPEAKER. The reference will not be in The resolution was read by the Clerk, as fol- Il question; which was seconded, and the main question ordered.
order during the pendency of the previous queslows:
The question was then taken, and the resolution tion. W'bereas there was issued on the 16th October, 1850, by was adopted.
Mr. FOWLER. I think that is the appropriate the Secretary of State of Colonial Affairs of the British Government, the following circular, viz:
A message was here received from the President | committee.
The question was then taken on the call for the “DowninG STREET, October 16th, 1850. On motion by Mr. STUART, leave was granted previous question, (Messrs. Fowler and McNAIR * Sir: I have to acquaint you that it has been suggested to to withdraw the petition and papers of Samuel | acting as tellers,) and resulted-ayes 78, noes 23. De that a desirable class of emigrants for the West India Spalding for the purpose of transferring them to The SPEAKER. There is no quorum voting: Colonies might be induced to come to them from arpong the Senate.
Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. I move that the the black and colored population of the United States, whose arrival and location, if they choose to come, would, I have
On motion by Mr. KING, of New York, it was
House adjourn. no doubt, be advantageous both to themselves and the Colo- Ordered, That the petition and papers relative to the
Mr. JOHN W. HOWE demanded the yeas Bies. I am not aware of anything which can be done by claim of Lyon and Howard be taken from the Clerk's files and nays; which were not ordered. the Colonial Government to encourage such immigration, and referred to the Committee of Clainis.
The question was then taken, and the House beyond showing a readiness to pass acts giving the privilege ar naturalization to any such persons as might come and
IMPROVEMENT OF RIVER SAVANNAH.
adjourned. setile there, and providing that a bounty should be payable Mr. JACKSON asked the unanimous con62 such immigrants under such arrangements as may be sent of the House to introduce a bill, of which
PETITIONS, &c. thought desirable. I would also suggest, as deserving of
The following petitions, memorials, &c., were presented desideration, whether laws might not be passed rendering previous notice had been given, for the removal
under the rule, and referred to the appropriate committees : bioding on certain conditions engagements to pay sums of of obstructions in the river Savannah, in the State
By Mr. MILLSON: The petition of John C. Cohoon, money which may have been agreed on by immigrants, al. of Georgia.
adıninistrator of F. W. C. Murren, asking payment of penthrough such engagements may have been contracted in America, and while the parties were in a state of slavery.
Mr. CLARK objected.
sion due deceased.
Also, the petition of Wm. B. Thomas, asking compensaAnd whereas the subject referred to in said circular is a for the purpose.
tion on account of the services of his father, Jas. Thomas, Datter of the deepest interest to the people of one portion of
a pilot, io saving from capture the frigate Constitution during
The question was then taken, and the rules the war of 1812. this Confederacy; now, therefore, Resolved, that the President of the United States be rewere not suspended.
By Mr. GOODENOW: The petition of Clemmans Eaton, quested to communicate to this House, if not incompatible Mr. JONES, of Tennessee. I rise to inquire
for arrears of pension. et de public interest, any inforination he may possess of the Chair whether it is resolution or petition Cook, and other citizens of Minois, praying the right of way
By Mr. ALLEN, of Illinois: The petition or John T. respeeting said circular; and particularly what action the
day? Legislative Assemblies of the British West India Islands
and a donation of the public lands for the construotion of a have taken in pursuance of the suggestions contained The SPEAKER. The Chair rules it is petition railroad from Shawneetown, Ilinois, to a point opposite to berein. day.
By Mr. SCUDDER: The petition of John P. Morton, Mr. BAYLY demanded the previous question; Mr. JONES. I call, then, for the order of the late collector of customs for the district of Edgartown, which was seconded, and under the operation day,
Massachusetts, for allowance of cominissions on duties
received. thereof the resolution was adopted.
The SPEAKER. The order of the day will be to call upon the States for petitions, beginning
By Mr. TOWNSHEND: The petition of Henry E. MusWIDOW OF GEN. WORTH.
sey, and four hundred and thirty other citizens of Lorain with Maine.
county, in reference to the harbor at the mouth of Black rivMfr. BRIGGS asked the unanimous consent of Mr. McNAIR. I ask the unanimous consent
er, on Lake Erie. the House to take up Senate bill No. 32, for the of the House to introduce a resolution, and I feel
By Mr. CABLE, of Ohio: The petition of Joshua Sbaw, relief of Margaret L. Worth, for the purpose of certain that no gentleman in this House will ob.
and twenty-two other citizens of Carroll county, Ohio, for
a law to correct errors, under the old surveys of lands, in referring it to a standing committee.
ject to it when they know something about it. I dividing sections into quarters, and to guard against siinilas Objertion was made by several. will say a word
results in future. Mr. BRIGGS moved to suspend the rules for the The SPEAKER. Debate is out of order.
Also, the memorial of Nathan Winteringer, accompanied
by four hundred and ninety-six petitioners, asking remunerparpose of allowing him to introduce his motion; Mr. McNAIR. I want simply to give an ation for a boat and load of produce seized and applied to and upon which he demanded tellers; which were idea
the use of the army under General Jackson at the battle of ordered, and Messrs. Johnson, of Tennessee, and The SPEAKER. It is impossible for the Chair
New Orleans. Kixg, of New York, were appointed. to allow discussion under the rules.
Also, the memorial of Capt. Daniel Harburgh, accompa
nied with papers. The question being taken, the tellers reported The resolution was then read, as follows:
By Mr. MILLER: The petition of sundry citizens of ayex 101, noes 19.
Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inquire into Missouri, praying the establishment of a mail route from So the motion to suspend was agreed to.
the firmness and solidity of the foundation of the extension Bloomington to Edina, Missouri. Mr. BRIGGS then submitted his motion; and
of the Capitol, now laid, and whether the strength of the Also, the petition of sundry citizens of Missouri, praying
stone be sutficient to upliold the superstructure about to be the establisbment of a mail route from Shelbyville to Kirksthe bill was read a first and second time by its erected thereon.
ville, Missouri. ule.
Mr. McNAIR moved to suspend the rules.
Also, the petition of John Davenport, of Boone county, Mr. B. moved that it be referred to the Com
Missouri, praying Congress for arrcarages of pension from
A division being asked, the question was taken, September, 1824, to Decenīber, 1844. mittee on Military Affairs. and there were-ayes 78, noes 45.
By Mr. ÎNGERSOLL: The memorial of Mary WoodMr. DUNHAM moved that it be referred to the
Mr. MCNAIR 'demanded tellers; which were
ward, of Connecticut, widow of Lieutenant Woodward, Committee on Invalid Pensions. ordered; and Messrs. McNair and Beale were
who lost his life while on hazardous duty in the United The question was put on the motion to refer to
States revenue service, asking for a pension and other
relief. the Committee on Military Affairs; and it was dis
The question was then taken, and there were- Also, the petition of Julia F. Gibbs, of Connecticut, agreed to. The latter motion was then agreed to. ayes 77, noes 34.
praying for å pension on account of the revolutionary The SPEAKER. There appears to be no quo
services of her husband, Samuel Gibbs. Mr. ROBBINS asked the unanimous consent of
By Mr. MANN : The petition of Hannah Harris, of rum voting.
Newton, Massachusetts, praying for a pension. the House to introduce a resolution, which was Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia, moved that the By Mr. SIBLEY: The memorial of Henri P. Ritter and read for information, as follows, viz: House adjourn. On which motion,
one hundred and thirty other citizens of the District of Resolved, That the Committee of Elections be requested Mr. JOHN W. HOWE demanded the yeas
Columbia, praying for the establishment of a Lunatic Asy
lum in said District. to ascertain and report the amount due to Alderman Gallaand nays; which were ordered; when
By Mr. HAVEN: The petition of Dolly Tracy, of Ashway, for services rendered as commisioner to take testimany in the contested-election case from the fourth district
Mr. STEPHENS withdrew his motion.
ford, Cattaraugus county, New York, the widow of Soloof Pennsylvania, in accordance with a resolution of this Mr. GIDDINGS. I ask the unanimous con
mon Tracy, a revolutionary soldier, for a pension.
By Mr. KUHNS: The petition of Robert Graham and House, passed January 29, 1850.
sent of the House to offer a resolution; and hope twenty-two other citizens of Westmoreland county, PennMr. R. moved that the resolution be referred to there will be no objection.
sylvania, praying for such alteration in the present laws so the Committee of Elections.
The SPEAKER. The motion cannot be enter- as to prevent the transportation and delivery of mail on the
Lord's day. Mr. MOORE, of Pennsylvania. I move that tained at present. The proposition is now to sus- By Mr. 'STANTON, of Ohio: The petition of Elliott the Committee of Elections also be requested to spend the rules for the purpose of enabling the gen- McColloch, of Logan county, Ohio, praying the passage of