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TUESDAY, MAY 12, 1846. A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. French, their

Clerk:

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Mr. President : The House of Representatives concur in the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H. Ř. 38) “ to authorize an increase of the rank and file of the army of the United States."

They have passed a bill (H. R. 145) providing for the prosecution of the existing war between the United States and the republic of Mexico: in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The House of Representatives have passed the bill from the Senate (S. 21) for the organization of a company of sappers, miners, and pontoniers, with an amendment: in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill (H. R. 145) this day received from the House of Representatives for concurrence, was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and considered as in Committee of the Whole.

On motion by Mr. Clayton, that the bill be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs:

It was determined in the nerative S Yeas, .
It was determined in the negative, Nays,.........

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26 On motion, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Archer, Barrow, Berrien, Calhoun, Thomas Clayton, John M. Clayton, Corwin, Crittenden, Davis, Dayton, Evans, Huntington, Jarnagin, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, Mangum, Morehead, Simmons, Upham, Woodbridge.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Allen, Ashley, Atchison, Atherton, Bagby, Benton, Breese, Bright, Cameron, Cass, Colquitt, Dix, Houston, Jenness, Lewis, McDuffie, Niles, Pennybacker, Rusk, Semple, Sevier, Speight, Sturgeon, Turney, Westcott, Yulee.

On motion by Mr. John M. Clayton, to amend the bill, section 1, line 4, by striking out the words to prosecute said war to a speedy and success. fül termination:” It was determined in the negative, Yeas, · · · · · · · · 20

" Nays,. ... . . ... 25 On motion, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Archer, Barrow, Berrien, Calhoun, Thomas Clayton, John M. Clayton, Corwin, Crittenden, Davis, Dayton, Evans, Huntington, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, McDuffie, Mangum, Morehead, Simmons, Upham, Woodbridge.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Allen, Ashley, Atchison, Atherton, Bagby, Benton, Breese, Bright, Cameron, Cass, Colquitt, Dix, Houston, Jarnagin, Jenness, Lewis, Niles, Pennybacker, Rusk, Semple, Sevier, Speight, Sturgeon, Turney, Yulee.

On motion by Mr. Crittenden, to amend the bill by striking out, section 1, line 4, the words " to prosecute said war to a speedy and successful termination," and in lieu thereof inserting, “ to repel invasion, and

otherwise prosecute hostilities until the country be secured from the danger of further invasion :.

Yeas, . . . . . . . . 20 It was determined in the negative, 3,

Nays, . . . . . . . . 26 On motion by Mr. Evans, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Archer, Barrow, Berrien, Calhoun, Thomas Clayton, John M. Clayton, Corwin, Crittenden, Davis, Dayton, Evans, Huntington, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, McDuffie, Mangum, Morehead, Simmons, Upham, Woodbridge.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Allen, Ashley, Atchison, Atherton, Bagby, Benton, Breese, Bright, Cameron, Cass, Colquitt, Dix, Houston, Jarnagin, Jenness, Lewis, Niles, Pennybacker, Rusk, Semple, Sevier, Speight, Sturgeon, Turney, Westcott, Yulee. . The bill having been amended:

On motion by Mr. Huntington, to amend the bill by striking out the preamble to the same, as follows: "Whereas, by the act of the republic of Mexico, a state of war exists between that government and the United States:"

It was determined in the negative, 3 Nays.
It was determined in the norative I Yeas, ·

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. . . . . . . 28 On motion by Mr. Huntington, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Archer, Barrow, Berrien, Calhoun, Thomas Clayton, John M. Clayton, Corwin, Crittenden, Davis, Dayton, Evans, Huntington, McDuffie, Mangum, Morehead, Simmons, Upham, Woodbridge.

Those who voted in the negative are, · Messrs. Allen, Ashley, Atchison, Atherton, Bagby, Benton, Breese, Bright, Cameron, Cass, Colquitt, Dix, Houston, Jarnagin, Jenness, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, Lewis, Niles, Pennybacker, Rusk, Semple, Sevier, Speight, Sturgeon, Turney, Westcott, Yulee.

The bill having been amended, was reported to the Senate: and the amendments were concurred in. :? · Ordered, That the amendments be engrossed, and the bill read a third

time.

The bill was read a third time, by unanimous consent.
On the question, Shall this bill pass, as amended ?
'It was determined in the
It was determined in the affirmative, de

motivos Y eas, .

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" Nays, '. . . . . . . 2 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, Archer, Ashley, Atchison, Atherton, Bagby, Barrow, Benton, Breese, Bright, Cameron, Cass, John M. Clayton, Colquitt, Corwin, Crittenden, Dayton, Dix, Houston, Jarnagin, Jenness, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, Lewis, McDuffie, Mangum, Morehead, Niles, Pennybacker, Rusk, Semple, Sevier, Simmons, Speight, Sturgeon, Turney, Upham, Westcott, Woodbridge, Yulee.

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