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United States will, in virtue of the second article of the convention of the 6th of August, Anno Domini 1827, between the two governments, relative to the Oregon Territory, annul and abrogate that convention: and,

After debate,
The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, MARCH 9, 1846.

Mr. Speight presented a memorial of the legislature of the State of Mississippi, praying a grant of certain inundated public lands in that State to the counties in which they lie, to defray the expense of reclaiming them; and that the board of police of Adams county, in said State, may be authorized to make such disposition of the sixteenth section, or school lands of that county, as will best promote the object for which they were appropriated.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and printed.

Mr. Speight presented a resolution passed by the legislature of the State of Mississippi, instructing the Senators and requesting the Representatives of that State in Congress to endeavor to procure a grant of land for improving the navigation of Pearl river.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and printed.

Mr. Breese presented a memorial of a convention of delegates from the northern counties of Illinois, praying that the right of way over the public lands may be granted to the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad Company, for the construction of a railroad: which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Evans presented the petition of Samuel R. Read, a soldier in the last war with Great Britain, praying a pension: which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. Chalmers presented a memorial of the legislature of the State of Mississippi, praying the removal of obstructions in the communication between the Mississippi river and the gulf of Mexico: which was referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Chalmers presented a memorial of the legislature of the State of Mississippi, praying a reduction of the price of the public lands in that State: which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Chalmers presented a memorial of the legislature of the State of Mississippi, praying a grant of public land for improving the navigation of . the Homochitto river, in that State: which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Huntington presented the petition of Menemon Sanford, praying compensation for services in carrying the United States mail: which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Archer presented three memorials of citizens of Philadelphia, praying such an amendment of the naturalization laws of the United States as will require a residence of twenty-one years previous to obtaining the right of citizenship: which were referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Archer presented a memorial of the Native American State Convention, assembled at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, praying that the naturaliza

tion laws of the United States may be so amended as to require a residence of twenty-one years previous to acquiring the right of citizenship: which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Dix presented four petitions of citizens of New York, praying the abrogation of the treaties of December, 1838, and May, 1842, with the Seneca Indians: which were referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Johnson, of Maryland, presented a petition of mechanics and laborers in the navy yard at Washington, praying remuneration for losses sustained by them in consequence of being thrown out of employment by the sudden suspension of the works at that yard in the year 1843: which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Dix presented a memorial of the corporate authorities and citizens of Rochester, New York, praying the erection of fortifications for the defence of that city: which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Dix presented a petition of citizens of Oswego, New York, praying the improvement of the Sheboygan river: which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Dix presented the petition of John T. Adams, assignee of Taylor, Little, and Company, of New York, praying the payment of interest on an amount of duties illegally exacted of them by the collector of that port: which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Dix presented the memorial of S. D. Dakin and others, praying that the Secretary of the Navy may be directed by law to contract with them for the construction of sectional floating dry-docks: which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Dickinson presented a petition of George G, Glazier and others, praying a reorganization of the navy: which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Niles presented a petition of importers and dealers in steel, of Bristol, Pennsylvania, praying that steel may be admitted into the ports of the United States free of duty: which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Ashley presented the memorial of Margaret C. Brown, widow of Thomas Murray, junior, deceased, praying compensation for the services of her late husband as clerk to a delegation of Cherokee Indians while negotiating a treaty with the United States: which was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Cass presented the petition of the legal representatives of John Anderson, deceased, praying compensation for the destruction of his property by the enemy in the year 1812: which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Corwin presented resolutions passed by the legislature of the State of Ohio, requesting the Senators and Representatives of that State in Congress to use their efforts to procure an appropriation for the construction of a canal around the falls of the Ohio river.

Ordered, That they be printed. Mr. Corwin presented the memorial of Nathaniel Wright, praying the payment of a treasury note, purchased by him without knowledge of its having been fraudulently obtained after being cancelled: which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Barrow presented the petition of Alexander D. Peck, praying the confirmation of his title to a tract of land in Louisiana: which was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Bagby presented a memorial of the legislature of the State of Alabama, praying the establishment of a mail route from the State line post office to Elyton, and a mail route from Jacksonville to Ashville, in said State: which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Pagby presented a memorial of the legislature of the State of Alabama, praying a reduction of the price of the unsold public lands in the State of Alabama: which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Lewis presented a memorial of the legislature of the State of Alabama, praying that the reserved lands in the St. Stephen's land district, in thạt State, may be offered for sale: which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and crdered to be printed.

Mr. Lewis presented a memorial of the legislature of the State of Alabama, praying an extension of the right of pre-emption to certain settlers on the public lands in that State: which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Lewis presented a memorial of the legislature of the State of Alabama, praying the establishment of a national armory at Tuscaloosa, in that State: which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs,

Mr. Westcott presented a memorial of citizens of Tallahassee, Florida, praying the encouragement of the general government in the cultivation of tropical plants and fruits: which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and ordered to be printed.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of directing by law the survey, and offer for sale, as soon as practicable, of the public lands on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the peninsula of Florida, and the islands and keys of said State below twentysix and a half degrees of north latitude, and of making a special appropriation for said surveys.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be directed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the commissioners appointed by virtue of the act entitled “ An act for the more convenient taking of testimony and bail in civil cases depending in the courts of the United States," approved twentieth February, eighteen hundred and twelve, to inquire into all offences against the United States, committed in dockyards, arsenals, and other places under the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States, and to exercise in relation thereto all the powers in committing or binding over an offender that a judge of any court of the United States or justice of the peace may by law exercise in relation to such offences.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire whether any, and what, alterations are necessary in the law regulating the compensation of the clerks of the district and circuit courts of the United States, and limiting the amount of the same; and that they report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Niles submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the sergeant-at-arms be authorized to employ an additional laborer for the remainder of this session, if, in the opinion of the Committee to audit and control the contingent expenses of the Senate, it shall be found necessary; and that he be paid the usual allowance for similar services. The resolution was read.

On motion by Mr. Breese, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee to audit and control the contingent expenses of the Senate.

On motion by Mr. Allen, Ordered, That the memorial of the chiefs of the Wyandot Indians, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, made in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, exhibiting the quantity of vacant public land on each side of Pearl river, within five miles of the same: which was read.

Ordered, That it be printed without the accompanying map, together with the memorial and resolutions, on the file of the Senate, relating to the subject.

The Vice President signed the enrolled bill (S. 8) last reported to have been examined; and it was delivered to the committee to be presented to the President of the United States.

Mr. J. M. Clayton, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of John Jones, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 112) for the relief of John Jones, surviving partner of John Jones and Charles Souder.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading.
Ordered, That the report be printed.

On motion by Mr. Ashley, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Ray Tompkins, in behalf of himself and other heirs of Daniel D. Tompkins, and that it be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Ashley, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Franklin Whitney, and that it be referred to the Committee on Patents.

Mr. Ashley, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the inemorial of Richard S. Coxe, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 113) for his relief.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed. Mr. Ashley, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 68) to regulate writs of error and appeals from the district court of the United States for the middle district of Alabama, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Ashley, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of Charles F. Sibbald, submitted a report, accompanied by a resolution (S. R. 19) declaratory of the act passed 230 August, 1842, entitled "An act for the relief of Charles F. Sibbald.”

The resolution was read, and passed to the second reading.
Ordered, That the report be printed.

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· Mr. Ashley, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 272) to change the time of holding the federal court in North Carolina, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Ashley, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of Harriet L. Catching, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 114) for her relief.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed. Mr. Dickinson, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Asa Andrews, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 115) for his relief.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed. Mr. Atchison, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported a bill (S. 116) to authorize the transportation of goods, wares, and merchandise through the Indian territories: which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Atchison, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of George Wentling, reported a bill (S. 117) for his relief: which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Ordered, That the accompanying report be printed. Mr. Fairfield, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Carey H. Seeley, submitted an adverse report: which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Fairfield, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Mary D. Wade, submitted an adverse report: which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Fairfield, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred a memorial of Thomas Brownell, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 118) for his relief. .

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading.
Ordered, That the report be printed.

Mr. Breese, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the joint resolution (S. R. 9) to provide for the preservation of petitions and other papers presented to Congress, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the bill (S. 79) to provide for the confirmation of certain settlement elaims in the St. Helena land district, Louisiana, reported it without amendment.

On motion by Mr. Yulee,
Ordered, That the documents accompanying the bill be printed.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the bill (S. 88) to amend the act approved June 17, 1844, entitled “An act to provide for the adjustment of land claims within the States of Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana, and in those parts of the States of Mississippi and Alabama, south of the 31st degree of north latitude, and between the Mississippi and Perdido rivers,' reported it with an amendment.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the resolution (S. R. 1) advising the President of the United States to give notice to the government of Great Britain that the government of the United States will, in virtue of the second article of the convention of the

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