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the claims of Russia, Spain, Great Britain, and the United States,” recently published in this city by Windham Robertson, jr.

Mr. Dix presented the petition of Mary W. Ketcham, widow of Thomas Ketcham, deceased, an officer in the last war with Great Britain, praying a pension: which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Ashley, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of citizens of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, respecting the amicable adjustment of international difficulties.

On motion by Mr. Ashley, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of John A. Ragan.

Mr. Ashley, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill (S. 58) in relation to seamen's wages: which was read, and passed to the second reading.

On motion by Mr. Ashley,
Ordered, That the accompanying petition be printed.

Mr. Ashley, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom were referred the resolutions of the legislature of New Hampshire, the resolutions of the General Assembly of Georgia, the petition of citizens of Durham, and the petition of Thomas, Cowperthwaite, and Company, reported a bill (S. 59) providing for the purchase and distribution of the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States among the several States and Territories: which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Niles, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to whom was referred a memorial in favor of Francis A. Harrison, reported a bill (S. 60) for his relief: which was read, and passed to the second reading.

On motion by Mr. Allen, That the Senate resume the consideration of the motion made by Mr. Allen the 14th instant, for leave to bring in a joint resolution declaratory of the principle by which the United States will be governed in regard to the interposition of the powers of Europe: It was determined in the affirmative,

JOS Yeas, . . . . . . .

Nays, . . . . . . . 21 On motion by Mr. Allen, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Allen, Ashley, Atchison, Atherton, Bagby, Benton, Breese, Bright, Cass, Chalmers, Colquitt, Dickinson, Dix, Fairfield, Hannegan, Lewis, Niles, Pennybacker, Simmons, Speight, Sturgeon, Turney, Woodbridge.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs, Archer, Barrow, Berrien, Calhoun, Cameron, Thomas Clayton, John M. Clayton, Corwin, Crittenden, Davis, Evans, Greene, Huntington, Jarnagin, Johnson, of Louisiana, Mangum, Miller, Pearce, Phelps, Upham, Webster.

On the question to agree to the motion that leave be given to bring in the resolution: It was determined in the affirmative, 3

? Nays, . . . . . . . 21

On motion by Mr. Allen, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Allen, Ashley, Atchison, Atherton, Bagby, Benton, Breese, Bright, Cameron, Cass, Chalmers, Colquitt, Dickinson, Dix, Fairfield, Hannegan, Lewis, Niles, Pennybacker, Semple, Simmons, Speight, Sturgeon, Turney, Woodbridge, Yulee.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Archer, Barrow, Berrien, Calhoun, Thomas Clayton, John M. Clayton, Corwin, Crittenden, Davis, Evans, Greene, Huntington, Jarnagin, Johnson, of Louisiana, McDuffie, Mangum, Miller, Pearce, Phelps, Úpham, Webster. The said resolution was read.

On motion by Mr. Allen,
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations..

On motion by Mr. Breese,
Ordered, That it be printed.
Mr. Webster submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to com-municate to the Senate any correspondence which may have taken place between the government of the United States and that of England, or its ministers, or between the government of the United States and ministers of the United States abroad, on the subject of Oregon, since the last communication of the President, so far as in his judgment such communica-tion may be made without prejudice to the public interests.

On motion, ! The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1846.

The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Second Auditor of the Treasury, exhibiting, agreeably to law, the disbursement or application of moneys, goods, or effects, for the benefit of the Indians, from October 1, 1844, to the 30th September, 1845: which was read, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

The Vice President laid before the Senate a communication from the Commissioner of the Public Buildings, relating to the correction of an error in his report of the 2d ultimo: which was read, and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings.

Mr. Allen presented the memorial of Benjamin E. Green, praying to be allowed the usual pay and allowances of a chargé d'affaires for services rendered by him in that capacity, near the Mexican government, in the year 1844: which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Dix presented three petitions of citizens of Cayuga county, New York, praying the abrogation of the treaties of December 15, 1838, and May 20, 1842, concluded between the United States and the Seneca tribe of Indians: which were referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Atherton submitted documents relating to the claim of David Robb, late Indian agent, to compensation for services rendered and expenses incurred in removing allegations of fraud in concluding certain treaties with the Shawnee and Delaware Indians: which, with the documents on the

files of the Senate relating to the claim, were referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Cameron presented two memorials of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying the construction of harbors on the eastern side of Reedy island and at Bomba hook, in the Delaware river: which were referred to the Com· mittee on Commerce.

Mr. Sturgeon presented a memorial of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying the construction of harbors on the eastern side of Reedy island and at Bomba hook, in the Delaware river: which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, presented the petition of James B. Davenport, praying the confirmation of his title to certain land in the State of Louisiana: which was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Niles presented the memorial of Charles Larrabee, late an officer in the United States army, praying to be allowed arrears of pension: which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Archer presented two memorials of citizens of the United States, praying that the naturalization laws may be so amended as to require a residence of twenty-one years previous to obtaining the right of citizenship: which were referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Ashley presented the petition of Lewis Evans, a licensed Indian trader, praying compensation for losses sustained in consequence of the seizure of his property by certain Cherokee Indians: which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Sturgeon, Ordered, That the petition of Thomas Hall, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

On motion by Mr. Pearce, Ordered, That the memorial of the representatives of John Fulford, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion by Mr. Benton, Ordered, That the “reports of the majority and minority of the Select Committee on the origin and character of fishing bounties and allowances,” made at the first session of the twenty-sixth Congress, be referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, submitted the following resolutions; which were considered, by unanimous consent, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the Committee on Finance be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing additional subordinate officers of the customs at the port of New Orleans, for the better security and protection of the revenue at that port.

Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of extending the port of New Orleans so as to include the city of Lafayette.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dickinson asked and obtained leave to bring in a resolution (S. R. 9) to provide for the preservation of petitions and other papers presented to Congress: which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Breese asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 61) for the relief of Benjamin Harris, of La Salle county, State of Illinois: which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Webster, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of Henry Gardner and others, directors of the New England Mississippi Land Company, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 62) for the relief of Henry Gardner and others, directors of an association called the New England Mississippi Lard Company.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed. Mr. Breese, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 31) to direct the President of the United States to sell the reserved mineral lands in the State of Illinois, and Territories of Wisconsin and Iowa, supposed to contain lead ore, reported it with an amendment.

Mr. Breese also submitted a report on the subject: which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Lewis, from the Committee on Patents, to whom was referred the petition of Charles G. Page, reported a bill (S. 63) for his relief: which was read, and passed to the second reading.

The said bill was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it be engrossed, and read a third time.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution reported by the Committee on Indian Affairs the 15th instant, relating to the Indian tribes: and,

. On motion by Mr. Jarnagin, Ordered, That it be recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

The bill (S. 34) establishing certain post routes having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

Mr. Ashley, from the Committee on the Judiciary, who were instructed to inquire into the subject, reported a bill (S. 64) to provide for the more effectual publication of the laws of the United States: which was read, and passed to the second reading. .

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 41) providing for an augmentation of the naval force of the United States, and for other purposes: and,

After debate, and the consideration of Executive business, by unanimous consent, The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1846.

Mr. Woodbridge presented a petition of citizens of Michigan, praying the erection of a light-house at the mouth of White river: which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Dix presented a petition of two hundred and sixty-four citizens of Cayuga county, New York, praying the abrogation of the treaties concluded between the United States and the Seneca tribe of Indians the 15th December, 1838, and the 20th May, 1842: which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Davis presented the memorial of Charles Stearns, praying the reimbursement of the costs and expenses of a criminal prosecution instituted against him upon the information of an officer of the United States, in

which he was acquitted: which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Davis presented two memorials of citizens of Northborough, Massachusetts, praying the adoption of measures for the peaceful adjustment of all international difficulties: which were referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Dickinson presented a petition of citizens of Oneida county, New York, praying the abrogation of the treaties concluded between the United States and the Seneca tribe of Indians in December, 1838, and May, 1842: which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Westcott submitted an additional document in relation to the petition of Edward Bolon: which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, submitted a document showing the length of the sessions of the Supreme Court of the United States, the number of cases disposed of, and the number remaining on the docket, annually, from 1841 to December, 1844, inclusive; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed.

On motion by Mr. Pearce, Ordered, That the petition of Martin Fenwick, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

On motion by Mr. Miller, Ordered, That the memorial of the trustees of the Presbyterian church of Springfield, New Jersey, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion by Mr. Pennybacker, Ordered, That the petition of the representatives of James Roddy and Robert B. Carter, deceased, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Fairfield, Ordered, That Comfort Drew have leave to withdraw her petition and papers.

On motion by Mr. Breese, Ordered, That leave be granted to withdraw the petition of citizens of the District of Columbia, in relation to an extension of the powers of the orphans' court.

Mr. Barrow submitted the following resolution; which was considered, by unanimous consent, and agreed to:

Resolved, that the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post route from the town of Plaquemine, parish of Iberville, in the State of Louisiana, to some central point in the settlement on Bayou Grosse Tete.

Mr. Breese submitted the following resolution; which was considered, by unanimous consent, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to inform the Senate whether any, and, if any, what amount of the three per cent. of the net proceeds of the sales of public lands, situate in the State of Illinois, but sold in the Vincennes district, north and south of the base line, and west of the second principal meridian, to which that State is entitled, has been paid over to the State of Indiana, or what disposition has been made of the same.

On motion by Mr. Lewis, Ordered, That the Committee on Pensions be discharged from the fur

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