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H. R. 132. An act for the relief of Emanuel Berri and John M. Reese; H. R. 167. An act for the relief of N. and L. Dana and Company;

H. R. 168. An act for the relief of Philip and Eliphalet Greely; reported them severally without amendment, and adversely.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said bills, as in Committee of the Whole: and

Resolved, That they be postponed indefinitely.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. French, their Clerk:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives concur in the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 384) reducing the duty on imports, and for other purposes.

They insist on their amendment, disagreed to by the Senate, to the bill (S. 49) granting a pension to Richard Elliott.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled resolution (H. R. 46) and four enrolled bills, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (S. 76) to authorize the President to increase the naval establishment of the United States by adding thereto the naval establishment of the late republic of Texas. And, after debate,

On motion by Mr. Houston, Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill be postponed until to-morrow, and be the order of the day at 11 o'clock.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 1) to provide for the better organization of the treasury, and for the collection, safe-keeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public revenue, together with the amendments reported thereto. . On the question to agree to the following amendment:

Sec. 4, line 14. After “respectively,” insert: “and also suitable apartments, with fire-proof vaults and safes, for the keeping of the public money collected and deposited at Detroit, shall be fitted up in the building belonging to the United States, in that city, for the use of the assistant treasurer hereafter directed there to be appointed:”.

· It was determined in the negative treas,

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18 Nays, ... . . . . 28 On motion by Mr. Cass, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are, · Messrs. Allen, Ashley, Atchison, Calhoun, Cass, Chalmers, Dickinson, Dix, Hannegan, Houston, Lewis, McDuffie, Pennybacker, Semple, Sevier, Speight, Sturgeon, Yulee.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Archer, Atherton, Barrow, Benton, Berrien, Breese, Cameron, Cilley, Thomas Clayton, John M. Clayton, Corwin, Crittenden, Davis, Dayton, Evans, Greene, Huntington, Jarnagin, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, Mangum, Miller, Morehead, Niles, Pearce, Phelps, Simmons, Upham.

The reported amendments having been in part agreed to:
On the question to agree to the following amendment:
Sec. 21, line 8, after“ drafts,” insert, ~ which cannot be disbursed at

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A debate ensued: and,

On motion by Mr. Speight, The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1846.

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Mr. Bright reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill (H. R. 384) reducing the duty on imports, and for other purposes.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. French, their Clerk:

Mr. President : The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled bill, (H. R. 384,) I am directed to bring it to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The House of Representatives have passed the bill from the Senate (S. 243) in relation to the time of holding the circuit and district courts of the United States for the district of Ohio.

The Vice President signed the five enrolled bills and the enrolled reso. lution last reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee to be presented to the President of the United States.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of John McCloud, submitted an adverse report: which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Semple, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the petition of George W. Jones, submitted a report, accom. panied by a bill (S. 244) for the relief of the legal representatives of John Rice Jones, deceased.

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed. Mr. Jarnagin, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 320) for the relief of the legal representatives of Thomas Murray, junior, reported it without amendment, and that the bill ought not to pass.

Mr. Jarnagin, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of the heirs of Sour John, (an Indian,) deceased, reported a resolution (S. R. 35) for the relief of Tahny, Akey, Sally, Utzah, Olly, Polly, and Archibald, the widow and children of Sour John, a Cherokee Indian: which was read, and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred a report of the Secretary of the Treasury of the 26th February, reported the following resolution:

Resolved, That the subject concerning the expediency of requiring vessels navigating Delaware bay to carry lights in the night time, in order to avoid collision, be again referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instructions to inquire into the facts, and report upon the expediency of making a more general provision in regard to vessels navigating along the coast of the United States; which report shall be made at the next session of Congress.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution, by unanimous consent: and the resolution was agreed to.

On motion by Mr. Johnson, of Maryland, Ordered, That Lewis G. De Russey have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

On motion by Mr. Sevier, Ordered, That Horace F. Walworth and Benjamin Miles have leave to withdraw their petition and papers.

Mr. Jarnagin being exeused, on his motion, from serving on the Committee on Enrolled Bills:

On motion by Mr. Bagby, Ordered, That a member be appointed by the Vice President on the Committee on Enrolled Bills, in the place of Mr. Jarnagin, excused: and

Mr. Chalmers was appointed.

On motion by Mr. Breese, that the Senate proceed to the consideration of the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 12) to reduce and graduate the price of the public lands, and for other purposes: It was determined in the affirmative, Yeas, · · · · · · · 25

Nays, . . . . . . . 22 On motion by Mr. Breese, 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, Calhoun, Cass, Chalmers, Colquitt, Dickinson, Dix, Fairfield, Hannegan, Houston, Johnson, of Louisiana, Pennybacker, Semple, Sevier, Speight, Turney, Westcott, Yulee.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Barrow, Berrien, Čilley, Thomas Clayton, John M. Clayton, Corwin, Davis, Dayton, Evans, Greene, Huntington, Jarnagin, Johnson, of Maryland, Mangum, Miller, Morehead, Niles, Pearce, Phelps, Rusk, Simmons, Upham.

So the Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 12) to reduce and graduate the price of the public lands, and for other purposes: and,

On motion by Mr. Barrow, Ordered, That the further consideration of the said amendments be postponed until to-morrow.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (H. R. 235) entitled “An act to grant the right of pre-emption to actual settlers on the lands acquired from the Miami Indians in Indiana:” and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.
The said bill was read a third time. ,
Resolved, That it pass.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the resolution (H. R. 42) directing the manner of procuring the printing for the two houses of Congress.

On motion by Mr. Lewis, that the further consideration of the resolution be postponed until to-morrow: It was determined in the negative, Yeas, · · · · · · · · 24

Nays, . . . . . . . . 26

Simo the Senges to the other PUTOW,

On motion by Mr. Lewis, 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, Breese, Calhoun, Cameron, Cass, Chalmers, Colquitt, Dickinson, Dix, Fairfield, Hannegan, Houston, Lewis, Pennybacker, Rusk, Speight, Sturgeon, Turney, Westcott, Yulee.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Archer, Barrow, Berrien, Cilley, Thomas Clayton, John M. Clayton, Corwin, Crittenden, Davis, Dayton, Evans, Greene, Hunting. ton, Jarnagin, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, Mangum, Miller, Morehead, Niles, Pearce, Phelps, Semple, Şimmons, Upham, Woodbridge.

No amendment being made, the resolution was reported to the Senate. On the question, “Shall this resolution pass to a third reading ?"

Lomoties Yeas, . . . . . . . 35 It was determined in the affirmative,

Nays, . . . . . . . 13 On motion by Mr. Mangum, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Allen, Atchison,' Atherton, Bagby, Barrow, Benton, Berrien, Bright, Cass, Cilley, Thomas Clayton, John M. Clayton, Corwin, Crittenden, Davis, Dayton, Dickinson, Dix, Evans, Greene, Hannegan, Huntington, Jarnagin, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, Lewis, Mangum, Miller, Morehead, Niles, Pearce, Phelps, Semple, Simmons, Sturgeon, Upham, Webster, Woodbridge.

Those who voted in the negative are,
Messrs. Ashley, Breese, Cameron, Chalmers, Fairfield, Houston, Mc
Duffie, Pennybacker, Rusk, Sevier, Speight, Turney, Westcott.

So it was
Ordered, That this resolution pass to a third reading.
The said resolution was read a third time.
Resolved, That this resolution pass.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill (H. R. 1) to provide for the better organization of the treasury, and for the collection, safe-keeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public revenue, together with the amendments reported thereto.

On the question to agree to the following amendment: section 21, after the Sth line, insert " which cannot be disbursed at par:" It was determined in the negative,

otit S Yeas, . . . . . . . 1

" Nays, . . . . . . . 40 On motion, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Ashley, Atherton, Calhoun, Cameron, Chalmers, Houston, Lewis, McDuffie, Pennybacker, Rusk, Speight, Yulee.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Allen, Archer, Atchison, Bagby, Barrow, Benton, Berrien, · Bright, Cilley, Thomas Clayton, John M. Clayton, Corwin, Crittenden, Davis, Dayton, Dickinson, Dix, Evans, Fairfield, Greene, Hannegan,

Huntington, Jarnagin, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, Mangum, Miller, Morehead, Niles, Pearce, Phelps, Semple, Sevier, Simmons, Sturgeon, Turney, Upham, Webster, Westcott, Woodbridge.

So the amendment was disagreed to.

On motion by Mr. Simmons, to amend the bill by inserting, section 21, line 13, after “ par:".

« Provided, That no draft upon any depository shall be transferred from the payee thereof in any other form than by the endorsement of the name of such payee upon the back of the same; and, if subsequently transferred, it shall be done by the endorsement of the last cndorser; and when paid, the receipt of the payee or last endorser shall be taken; and no encorsement shall vest in the holder of such draft a right to collect the same unless by the terms of the endorsement it is made payable to him:. It was determined in the negauve, 7 Navs, . .

S Yeas, . . . . . . . . 15

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

Messrs. John M. Clayton, Corwin, Crittenden, Davis, Dayton, Greene, Huntington, Jarnagin, Johnson, of Louisiana, Mangum, Miller, Pearce, Phelps, Simmons, Upham.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Allen, Ashley, Atchison, Atherton, Bagby, Benton, Breese, Bright, Calhoun, Cass, Chalmers, Dickinson, Dix, Evans, Fairfield, Hannegan, Houston, Johnson, of Maryland, Lewis, McDuffie, Niles, Pennybacker, Rusk, Semple, Sevier, Speight, Sturgeon, Turney, Webster, Yulee.

The bill having been further 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.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 1846.

Mr. Bright reported from the committee that they had presented to the President of the United States the 30th July, 1846, the bill (H. R. 384) reducing the duty on imports, and for other purposes.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 337) for the relief of Mary Segar, of Jefferson county, State of New York, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Jesse Haven, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 245) for the relief of Artimas Conant.

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 a memorial of A. Whitney, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 246) to set apart a portion of the public lands with which to construct a railroad from lake Michigan to the Pacific ocean.

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