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Mr. Duell gave notice, under the rule, of his intention to move for leave to introduce bills, as follows, viz:

A bill for the relief of Eben Adams, of Chenango county, New York;

Also, a bill for the relief of the heirs of Captain Simeon Samson, of the navy of the revolution.

Mr. Burnett having called up the motion heretofore submitted by him to reconsider the vote by which the bill of the House (H. R. 247) for the relief of the legal representatives of Francis Chaudonet was passedAfter debate,

On motion of Mr. Burnett, Ordered, That its further consideration be postponed until Friday next, the 25th instant.

On motion of Mr. Tappan, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the petition and papers in the case of Major E. H. Fitzgerald be recommitted to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Pettit, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the bills on the Speaker's table be taken up for the purpose of reference only, provided that no bill so referred shall be brought into the House by a motion to reconsider.

Thereupon

The bill of the House (H. R. 637) to settle the titles to certain lands set apart for the use of certain half-breed Kansas Indians, in Kansas Territory, with the amendments of the Senate thereto, was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Bills and resolutions of the Senate, of the following titles, viz:

S. Res. 5. A resolution for supplying the Choctaw, Cherokee, and Chickasaw nations with such copies of the laws, journals, and public printed documents as are furnished to the States and Territories;

S. Res. 34. A resolution in relation to the works of the exploring expedition;

S. 273. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of J. E. Martin;

S. 271. An act for the relief of John P. Brown;

S. 268. An act for the relief of Mary K. Guthrie, widow of Presley N. Guthrie;

S. 255. An act for the relief of Elias Yulee, late receiver of public moneys at Olympia, in Washington Territory;

S. 253. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Wetonsaw, son of James Conner;

S. 245. An act for the relief of Sweeny, Rittenhouse, Fant & Company;

S. 244. An act for the relief of T. A. M. Craven; .
S. 241. An act for the relief of McFarland & Downey;

S. 240. An act to confirm the title of Benjamin E. Edwards to a certain tract of land in the Territory of New Mexico;

S. 237. An act for the relief of J. W. Dyer, A. L. Dyer, and W.

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S. 235. An act for the relief of Willis A. Gorman;

S. 232. An act for the relief of Frederick L. Colclaser;

S. 227. An act for the relief of Laura C. Humber, widow of Charles H. Humber;

S. 225. An act for the relief of Annie D. Reeves;
S. 223. An act for the relief of J. J. Lintz;

S. 222. An act for the relief of Mary Featherston, widow of John Featherston;

S. 95. An act for the relief of Elizabeth Montgomery, heir of Hugh Montgomery;

S. Res. 35. A resolution providing for the observation of the eclipse of the sun which will occur on the 18th day of July next;

S. 416. An act to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain, and for other purposes;

S. 274. An act for the relief of Townsend Harris, or his heirs or legal representatives;

S. 281. An act for the relief of D. G. Farragut;
S. 285. An act for the relief of John Brannan; and

S. 441. An act for the relief of the heirs or legal representatives of Jean Hudry. were severally read a first and second time, and referred as fol. lows, viz:

S. Res. 5, 34, and 35, to the Committee on the Library of Congress.
S. 273, 271, and 274, to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
S. 268, 225, 227, 232, and 222, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
S. 255 and 416, to the Committee on Public Lands.
S. 253 and 235, to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
S. 241 and 245, to the Committee on the Judiciary.
S. 244 and 281, to the Committee on Naval Affairs.
S. 240, to the Committee on Private Land Claims.
S. 237, to the Committee on Commerce.
S. 223 and 285, to the Committee of Claims.
S. 95, to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.
S. 441, to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Reagan, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That Executive document No. 82 (present session) being a letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a statement of the amount due the Choctaw Indians, heretofore laid on the table, be taken up and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

A message in writing was received from the President of the United States, by J. Buchanan, his private secretary; which was handed in at the Speaker's table.

On motion of Mr. Tappan, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Phelps reported that the Committee having had the private calendar under consideration, had found itself without a quorum, and that he had caused the roll to be called, when . i appeared that the following named members were absent, viz:

Mr. Green Adamıs, Mr. Garnett B. Adrain, Mr. William Allen, Mr. Thomas L. Anderson, Mr. William C. Anderson, Mr. James M. Ashley, Mr. Elijah Babbitt, Mr. William Barksdale, Mr. Thomas J. Barr, Mr.

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On motion of house; and after Phelps reportleration, had fole

J. R. Barrett, Mr. Milledge L. Bonham, Mr. John E. Bouligny, Mr.
Williain W. Boyce, Mr. Reese B. Brabson, Mr. Francis M. Bris-
tox, Mr. John Y. Brown, Mr. Anson Burlingame, Mr. Silas M.
Burroughs, Mr. Sherrard Clemens, Mr. Clark B. Cochrane, Mr.
Thomas Corwin, Mr. John Covode, Mr. Thomas G. Davidson, Mr.
Reuben Davis, Mr. Henry L. Dawes, Mr. Daniel C. De Jarnette, Mr.
William H. Dimmick, Mr. Sidney Edgerton, Mr. Henry A. Edmund-
son, Mr. Alfred Ely, Mr. William H. English, Mr. John F. Farnsworth,
Mr. Thomas B. Florence, Mr. Philip B. Fouke, Mr. Muscoe R. H.
Garnett, Mr. Galusha A. Grow, Mr. John A. Gurley, Mr. James T.
Hale, Mr. Chapin Hall, Mr. Andrew J. Hamilton, Mr. J. Morrison
Harris, Mr. John T. Harris, Mr. John B. Haskin, Mr. John Hickman,
Mr. Thomas C. Hindman, Mr. James Humphrey, Mr. James Jackson,
Mr. John J. Jones, Mr. Benjamin F. Junkin, Mr. Francis W. Kellogg,
Mr. William Kellogg, Mr. William S. Kenyon, Mr. David Kilgore, Mr.
John W. Killinger, Mr.John M. Landrum, Mr. DeWitt C. Leach, Mr.
Shelton F. Leake, Mr. M. Lindley Lee, Mr. William B. Maclay, Mr.
Elbert S. Martin, Mr. John A. McClernand, Mr. James B. McKean, Mr.
Robert McKnight, Mr. John J. McRae, Mr. W. Porcher Miles, Mr.
William Millward, Mr. Laban T. Moore, Mr. John T. Nixon, Mr. Abra-
ham B. Olin, Mr. George W. Palmer, Mr. George H. Pendleton, Mr.
Albert G. Porter, Mr. Roger A. Pryor, Mr. James L. Pugh, Mr. John
H. Reynolds, Mr. Alexander H. Rice, Mr. Christopher Robinson, Mr.
James C. Robinson, Mr. William E. Simms, Mr. Otho R. Singleton, Mr.
William Smith, Mr. Elbridge G. Spaulding, Mr. Benjamin Stanton, Mr.
Thaddeus Stevens, Mr. Lansing Stout, Mr. John L. N. Stratton, Mr.
Miles Taylor, Mr. Eli Thayer, Mr. Thomas C. Theaker, Mr. Charles R.
Train, Mr. Carey A. Trimble, Mr. Clement L. Vallandigham, Mr. Zeb-
ulon B. Vance, Mr. Charles H. Van Wyck, Mr. John P. Verree, Mr.
Henry Waldron, Mr. Cadwalader C. Washburn, Mr. James Wilson, and
Mr. John Wood.

A quorum having appeared,

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

H. R. 393. À bill granting an invalid pension to Nathan Randall;
H. R. 394. A bill for the relief of Mary J. Maddux;
H. R. 395. A bill for the relief of Chauncey W. Fuller;
H. R. 396. A bill for the relief of Lieutenant Michael R. Clark;
H. R. 398. A bill granting a pension to Sarah Blackwell;
H. R. 399. A bill granting a pension to Adaline Caddis;
H. R. 400. A bill for the relief of James Floyd;
H. R. 404. A bill granting an invalid pension to Michael Hanson;
H. R. 421. A bill for the relief of Joel M. Smith;

H. R. 422. A bill for the relief of Jethro Bonney, of the State of New York;

H. R. 86. A bill for the relief of William Lyon, late pension agent at Knoxville, Tennessee;

H. R. 79. A bill for the relief of James Henderson;

H. R. 425. A bill for the relief of congressional township No. 2, south of range No. 12 west, of the 2d principal meridian, in Gibson county, State of Indiana;

H. R. 426. A bill for the relief of John Y. Sewell;

H. R. 427. A bill for the relief of Sweeny, Rittenhouse, Fant & Company;

H. R. 428. A bill directing the Secretary of the Interior to liquidate the accounts of Mitchel and Rammelsburg and Baker and Von Phul; · H. R. 434. A bill for the relief of John F. Sanford, administrator de bonis non of the estate of Robert Sanford, deceased;

H. R. 436. A bill for the relief of Eliza A. Merchant, widow of the late First Lieutenant and Brevet Captain Charles G. Merchant, of the United States army;

S. 74. An act for the relief of Edward N. Kemp;

S. 58. An act for the relief of George B. Bacon, late acting purser of the sloop-of-war Portsmouth;

S. 60. An act for the relief of Ann Scott;

S. 59. An act for the relief of Samuel A. West, George McCullough, Hiram McCullough, and Charles Pendergrast; and

H. R. 441. A bill for the relief of Nancy Weeks, of Georgia; severally without amendment.

H. R. 403. A bill for the relief of Mary Bennett;
H. R. 407. A bill granting an invalid pension to Ezekiel Jones;

H. R. 415. A bill for the relief of the legal representatives of Daniel Bedinger, deceased;

H. R. 424. A bill for the relief of congressional township No. 6, south of range No. 8 west, in Randolph county, State of Indiana;

H. R. 430. A bill for the relief of the heirs of Jonathan Skinner, deceased; severally with amendment; and

Mis. Doc. 39. A resolution as to the expediency of abolishing a portion of the land offices of the United States; with a recommendation that it be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

The House having proceeded to the consideration of the said report,

Ordered, That the said document (Miss. Doc. 39) be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

The amendments reported to the bills of the House numbered 407, 415, 424, and 430, and an amendment submitted to the bill of the House No. 441, were severally agreed to, and the said bills, together with the bills of the House numbered 393, 394, 395, 396, 398, 399, 400, 404, 421, 422, 86, 79, 425, 426, 428, 434, and 436, were severally ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

Being engrossed, the said bills, together with the bills of the Senate numbered 74, 58, 60, and 59, were then read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said bills of the House, and acquaint the Senate with the passage of the said bills of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Houston, by unanimous consent, the Committee on the Judiciary were discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 245) for the relief of Sweeny, Rittenhouse, Fant & Company; and the House proceeded to its consideration.

Ordered, That the said bill be read the third time.
It was accordingly read the third time and passed.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Ordered, That the bill of the same title (H. R. 427) just reported from the Committee of the Whole House be laid on the table.

The House having proceeded to the consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 403) for the relief of Mary Bennett, just reported with an amendment,

On motion of Mr. Phelps, Ordered, That it be laid on the table. Mr. Burnett moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Tappan moved that the several votes taken on the bills this day reported from the Committee of the Whole House be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Burnett, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House be discharged from the further consideration of the resolution of the House (H. Res. 17) for the relief of William H. De Groot, and that the House proceed to its consideration. And thereupon The said resolution was taken up. Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time.

Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and, under the operation of the previous question, passed.

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

Mr. Burnett moved that the vote by which the said resolution was passed be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Thomas moved, at 3 o'clock and 30 minutes p. m., that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Hickey, their Chief Clerk:

Mr. Speaker : The President of the United States has notified the Senate that he did, on the 16th instant, approve and sign bills of the following titles, viz:

S. 90. An act to create an additional land district in Washington Territory;

S. 340. An act to carry into effect a convention between the United States and the republic of Paraguay.

I am also directed to notify the House of the orders of the Senate to print certain documents.

The Senate have passed a bill of the following title, viz:

S. 43. An act for the relief of Solomon Wadsworth; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House;

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