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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
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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153 Alexander, C., and T. Barnard, memorial
298 Alexandria, D. C., resolution of the common council of, against
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