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On motion by Mr. Berrien, to amend the second resolution reported by the Committee on Foreign Relations, by striking out after the word " Resolved,to the end thereof, and inserting the following:

That, in the opinion of the Senate, it would be proper to place at the disposal of the President of the United States a sum of money adequate to the attainment of peace with Mexico, by negotiating a treaty for the resto ration of peace, and defining and establishing the limits and boundaries between the United States and Mexico; and that, to accomplish this object, it would be advisable that a proposition to this effect should be submitted to the two houses of Congress in such mode as the President may dean proper.

S Yeas, . . . . . . . 10

Nays, . . . . . . . . 34 On motion by Mr. Rusk, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Berrien, Corwin, Crittenden, Mangum, Miller, Morehead, Semple, Webster, Westcott, Woodbridge.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Allen, Archer, Ashley, Atchison, Atherton, Bagby, Barrow, Benton, Bright, Calhoun, Cameron, Cass, Chalmers, Cilley, John M. Clayton, Davis, Dickinson, Dix, Evans, Fairfield, Greene, Houston, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, Lewis, McDuffie, Niles, Rusk; Sevier, Speight, Sturgeon, Turney, Upham, Yulee.

On motion by Mr. Morehead, to amend the second resolution by adding thereto the following:

Provided, That before the appropriation is made, the President of the United States shall inform the two houses of Congress, in confidence, of the object or objects to which the money shall be applied:

SYeas,. It was determined in the negative,

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Nays,. . . . . . . . 20 On motion by Mr. Morehead, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Atchison, Barrow, Berrien, Cilley, Thomas Clayton, John M. Clayton, Corwin, Greene, Hannegan, Jarnagin, Mangum, Miller, Morehead, Pearce, Semple, Simmons, Upham, Woodbridge.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Archer, Ashley, Atherton, Bagby, Benton, Breese, Bright, Calhoun, Cameron, Cass, Chalmers, Dickinson, Dix, Fairfield, Houston, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana, Lewis, McDuffie, Niles, Rusk, Sevier, Speight, Sturgeon, Turney, Yulee.

On the question to agree to the second resolution reported this day from the Committee on Foreign Relations,

s Yeas, . . . It was determined in the affirmative,

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Nays, . . . . . . . 19 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, Archer, Ashley, Atherton, Bagby, Benton, Breese, Bright, Calhoun, Cameron, Cass, Chalmers, Corwin, Crittenden, Dickinson, Dis, Evans, Fairfield, Houston, Johnson, of Maryland, Johnson, of Louisiana,

houn,. of Maryland, Sturgeon, Turned resolution rep

Lewis, McDuffie, Mangum, Niles, Rusk, Sevier, Speight, Sturgeon, Turney, Webster, Westcott, Yulee.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Atchison, Barrow, Berrien, Cilley, Thomas Clayton, John M. Clayton, Davis, Greene, Hannegan, Huntington, Jarnagin, Miller, Morehead, Pearce, Phelps, Semple, Simmons, Upham, Woodbridge.

So the second resolution was agreed to.

Ordered, That the Secretary lay the said resolutions before the President of the United States.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1846.

Mr. Lewis submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That the Committee on Finance be instructed forth with to report a bill appropriating two millions of dollars, to be placed at the disposal of the President, to enable him to conclude a treaty of peace, limits, and boundary with the republic of Mexico, agreeably to a resolution of the Senate adopted in executive session on the 6th instant, and in concurrence with the recommendation of the President in his communication on that subject to the Senate in executive session, received on the 4th ininstant.

Mr. Lewis submitted a communication from the Secretary of State to the chairman of the Committee on Finance of the Senate, on the subject embraced in said resolution, which was read.

MONDAY, August 10, 1846.

On motion by Mr. Lewis, Ordered, That the injunction of secrecy be removed from the message of the President of the 4th instant, relating to a negotiation with the re. public of Mexico, from all documents communicated to the Senate in relation thereto, and from the proceedings of the Senate on the subject thereof.

Senators of the United States whose seats will be vacant in

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Mr. Archer, of Virginia. Mr. Allen, of Ohio. Mr. Benton, of Missouri

Ashley, of Ark. Atchison, of Miss. Bright, of Indiana.

Barrow, of La. Atherton, of N. H. Cass, of Michigan. Hi Berrien, of Ga. Bagby, of Alabama. J. M. Clayton, of Del.

Calhoun, of S. C. Breese, of Illinois. Corwin, of Ohio. Chalmers, of Miss. Cameron, of Penn, Dayton, of N.Jersey. Cilley, of N. H. Colquitt, of Georgia. Dickinson, of N, Ý. T. Clayton, of Del. Crittenden, of Ky. Fairfield, of Maine. Davis, of Mass. Dix, of New York. Greene, of R. Island. Evans, of Maine. Hannegan, of Ind. Huntington, of Ct. Houston, of Texas. Johnson, of La. Johnson, of Md. Jarnagin, of Tenn. McDuffie, of S. C. Pennybacker, of Va. Lewis, of Alabama. Niles, of Conn." Phelps, of Vermont. Mangum, of N.C. Pearce, of Maryland. Rusk, of Texas. Miller, of N.Jersey. Sevier, of Arkansas. Speight, of Miss. Morehead, of Ky. Upham, of Vermont. Sturgeon, of Penn. Semple, of Illinois. Westcott, of Fa. Turney, of Tenn. Simmons, of R. I.

Webster, of Mass. Woodbridge, of M'n. North Carolina, 1 vacant. Yulee, of Florida.

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Abert, Lieutenant, report of, resolution calling for

1, 336
communicated by the President -
referred .. .,

3, 368
reports -
. ordered to be printed .

400
Absecomb beach, light-house on, resolution of New Jersey

265
Acts of the 1st session of the 29th Congress, list of -

531
Adams county, Mississippi, disposition of school lands in, reso-

tion of Mississippi -
Adams, Abram, petition of .
Adams, Benjamin, and Company, and others. (See bill S. 30.)
Adams, John T., assignee of Taylor, Little, and Company, pe-
titions
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183, 295, 348
Adams, John T., memorial of -

271
Adjourn, yeas and nays on motions to, 54, 115, 125, 169, 215, 237, 385,

416, 464
Admiralty courts, regulation of the practice of, petition -
Admiralty jurisdiction of the United States district courts, exten-

sion of, resolution -
Affidavits, amendment of act 20th February, 1812, for the ap-
pointment of commissioners to take, &c., resolution - , :

184
(See bill S. 151.)...
Akey. (See Sour John.)
Alabama, a building for the federal courts at the new seat of
government of, resolution -

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committee discharged
railroad from Jackson, through Brandon, to the west-
ern boundary of. (See bill s. 19.) .
yeas and nays

270
claims of. (See bills S. 82 and H. R. 129.)
amendment of act 17th June, 1944, for the adjustment
of land claims in. (See bill S. 88.).

yeas and nays
establishment of mail routes in . . 46, 60, 105,
relinquishment of public land in, to the State. (See .

bill S. 193.)
troops from, mustered into service, resolution Drone ,

371
report of the Secretary of War e als

381
Alabama legislature, resolutions and memorials of: blumes
establishment of mail routes in Alabama

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reduction of the price of the public lands in Alabama - 184
sale of reserved lands in St. Stephen's district d e

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report and bill (see bill S. 162). ...
pre-emption to lands in Alabama ... .rs 184
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deepening the channel of Mobile bay, and removing
obstructions in Iberville river -

187 Albany, New York, proceedings of a convention of superintend

ents of common schools held at, relative to the bequest of James Smithson ..

364 Alden, Judah. (See Silvanus Smith.) Alexander, William,(Lord Stirling,) representatives of, memorial referred -

43 adverse report

· 199, 232 Alexander, Mira M., heir of George Madison, petition of

153 Alexander, C., and T. Barnard, memorial

298 Alexandria, D. C., resolution of the common council of, against

the repeal of the law requiring one of the
judges of the circuit court to reside there -

70 I ordered to be printed

155 memorial of the bar of Washington, for the

repeal of the law requiring one of the judges
of the circuit court to reside in Alexandria 72,91

committee discharged, and again re

ferred .
committee discharged, and ordered to
be printed - -

155
(See bills S. 70 and H. R. 260.)
Bank of. (See P. E. Hoffman.)
citizens, petition against the repeal of the

pilot law -

in favor of retrocession . Alexandria county, D. C., retrocession of. (See bill H. R yeas and nays -

384 petitions of citizens of, against ' . 306, 324

in favor of Allegheny river, improvement of, resolution of Pennsylvania . Allen, Hon. William, attended - -

summoned as a witness before court
excused from the Committee on Foreign

Relations - ' • •

" resolutions submitted by, viz:
notice to the House of Representatives that the Senate is

organized
printing of additional copies of the President's message -
map of Oregon
maps, globes, and books for the Committee on Foreign
Relations

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correspondence relative to the right of search . 238, 257
demands of England and France on Texas for execution

of treaties made with Texas when an independent nation
to rescind the 40th rule ..
yeas and nays ..

359 to make bill H. Ř. I the special order at 12 o'clock Allen, Alborne, documents referred . Allen, Heman. (See Bebee Wadham.). Allen, Thomas, memorial of .

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