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petition of Nathaniel Goddard and others, submitted a report, accompanied by a bill (S. 38) for his relief..

The bill was read, and passed to the second reading. Ordered, That the report be printed. Mr. Evans, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill (S. 39) granting a pension to Noah Connor: which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, and, with the accompanying documents, referred to the Committee on Pensions.

The resolution (S. 3) regulating the printing of Congress, and establishing the compensation of the same, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole.

On motion by Mr. John M. Clayton, Ordered, That it be recommitted to the Committee on the Contingent Expenses of the Senate.

The following written message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Walker, his secretary: To the Senate of the United States:

I communicate to the Senate the information called for by their resolution of December 31, 1845, “ requesting the President to cause to be communicated to the Senate copies of the correspondence between the Attorney General and the Solicitor of the Treasury, and the judicial officers of Florida, in relation to the authority of the territorial judges as federal judges since the 3d of March, 1845."

JAMES K. POLK.. WASHINGTON, January 6, 1846.

The message was read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Senate, made in compliance with the eleventh section of the act of the 26th of August, 1842, showing the persons employed, during the year 1845, in the office of the Secretary of the Senate, and the amount paid to each: which was read, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Hannegan having, on his motion, been excused from serving on the Committee on Revolutionary Claims:

On motion by Mr. Hannegan, Ordered, That a member be appointed by the Vice President to supply the vacancy: and Mr. Bright was appointed.

On motion, Mr. Greene was excused from serving on the Committee on Enrolled Bills. After the consideration of Executive business, The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1946.

The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary for the Department of War, exhibiting, agreeably to law, the contracts made under the authority of that department during the year 1845: which was read.

Mr. Benton presented a memorial of officers of the army of the United States, praying the legislation of Congress on the subject of brevet and staff rank in the army: which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Johnson, of Maryland, presented a memorial of pilots of Baltimore, Maryland, praying the repeal of the act of March 2, 1837, concerning pilots: which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Johnson, of Maryland, presented the petition of Joseph H. Bradley and others, citizens of Washington, in the District of Columbia, praying an extension of the powers of the orphans' court of said District: which was referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

Mr. Bagby submitted additional documents in relation to the petition of Amos Holton: which were referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Bagby presented the memorial of Blair & Rives, praying compensation for printing the compendium of the Sixth Census: which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Dix presented the memorial of John B. Walbach, praying compensation for services as aid-de-camp to General Wilkinson in 1801, and the reimbursement of his expenses and losses while acting in that capacity: which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Woodbridge presented the petition of forwarding merchants, and owners and masters of steamboats on lake Michigan, praying the construction of a harbor at the mouth of the Sheboygan river: which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Woodbridge presented a petition of citizens of New York, praying the construction of a harbor at the mouth of the Sheboygan river: which was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Davis presented the memorial of the heirs of Gilbert Dench, praying indemnity for the depreciation of the currency in which he was paid for his services in the revolutionary war: which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Bagby was, on his motion, excused from serving on the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Calhoun having, on his motion, been excused from serving on the Committee on Finance:

On motion by Mr. Lewis, Ordered, That a member be appointed by the President of the Senate to fill the vacancy in the Committee on Finance: and Mr. Speight was appointed.

The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Commissioner of Public Buildings, exhibiting, agreeably to law, the disbursement of the bums appropriated for the public buildings and grounds in the city of Washington, during the year 1845: which was read, and ordered to be printed.

The Vice President laid before the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, information in regard to the expediency of erecting a light on the stone pier, in the river Delaware, near Fort Mifflin: which was read, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a resolution

(H. R. 6) authorizing the erection, on the public grounds in the city of Washington, of a monument to George Washington; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

Mr. Benton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (S. 23) for the relief of Mary MacRea, widow of Colonel William MacRea, late of the United States army, reported it without amendment.

Mr. Benton also submitted a report on the subject: which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Niles, from the Committee on the Contingent Expenses of the Senate, to whom was recommitted the resolution (S. 3) regulating the printing of Congress, and establishing the compensation of the same, reported it with an amendment.

Mr. Bright, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that they yesterday presented to the President of the United States the joint resolution (H. R. 4) lative to the printing and distribution of the annual estimates.

Mr. Ashley, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (S. 10) to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to make an arrangement or compromise with Mangle M. Quackenboss, and his co-obligors, or any of them, for claims on bonds given by them as sureties to the United States, reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted yesterday by Mr. Allen, directing certain copies to be prepared of the map of Oregon: and the resolution was agreed to.

The bill (S. 33) for the relief of James Bogardus, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be « An act for the relief of James Bogardus."

Ordercd, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

The bill (S. 29) to provide for raising a regiment of mounted riflemen, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and having been amended, and the blanks filled, the bill was reported to the Senate, and the amendments were concurred in.

Ordered, That this bill be engrossed, and read a third time.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 25) for the settlement of the claims of New Hampshire against the United States.

On motion by Mr. Phelps, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to Monday, the 12th instant.

The bill (S. 34) establishing certain post routes, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole.

On motion by Mr. Jarnagin, Ordererl, That it be recommitted to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

The resolution (S.4) appropriating a portion of the public ground in the city of Washington, for a monument to George Washington, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole.

On motion by Mr. Crittenden, Ordered, That it lie on the table. The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the resolution (S. 3) regulating the printing of Congress, and establishing the compensation of the same, together with the amendment reported thereto; and having been amended, it was reported to the Senate, and the amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That the resolution be engrossed, and read a third time.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill (S. 9) for the continuation of the Cumberland road in the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois: and,

On motion by Mr. Dayton, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to Wednesday, the 21st instant.

After the consideration of Executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 1846.

Mr. Pearce presented the petition of Mary Williams, praying compensation for property destroyed by the Seminole Indians, in consequence of its military occupation by the troops of the United States: which was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Dix presented the memorial of Jonathan Thompson, praying the reimbursement of certain moneys illegally charged against him in the settlement of his accounts as collector of the port of New York: which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Dix presented the memorial of Hugh Munro McLean, praying the payment of certain outstanding loan office certificates, which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Haywood presented the memorial of Sally Bass, daughter and heir of Charles Pasteur, deceased, late a surgeon in the revolutionary army, praying to be allowed commutation pay, and compensation for the loss of his medical stores at the battle of Camden: which, with her petition on the files of the Senate, was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Sevier presented a resolution' passed by the legislature of the State of Arkansas, instructing the Senators and requesting the Representative of that State in Congress to use their influence to procure the passage of a law authorizing the appropriation of the lands heretofore granted to that State for a seminary of learning, to the purposes of common schools: which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Sevier presented a resolution passed by the legislature of the State of Arkansas, in favor of a reduction of the rates of postage: which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Sevier presented resolutions passed by the legislature of the State of Arkansas, in favor of a law securing to settlers on lands covered by confirmed Spanish or French grants, their rights of pre-emption to those lands, and authorizing the proprietors of those grants to locate other lands in lieu thereof, and also confirming the innocent purchasers of lands commonly called “Bowie claims" in their titles: which were referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Sevier presented a resolution passed by the legislature of the State of Arkansas, opposed to the distribution of the proceeds of the sales of the

public lands among the several States of the Union: which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Sevier presented resolutions passed by the legislature of the State of Arkansas, instructing the Senators and requesting the Representative of that State in Congress to oppose the establishment of a national bank; and expressing their opposition to any system of internal improvement unless of a purely national character; and also urging the modification or repeal of the existing tariff: which were ordered to be printed.

Mr. Sevier presented a resolution passed by the legislature of the State of Arkansas, in favor of the establishment of a mail route from Little Rock to Fort Smith, a mail route from Perryville to Park's post office, a mail route from Benton to Perryville, and a mail route from Benton to Warren, in that State; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Sevier presented a resolution passed by the legislature of the State of Arkansas, in favor of the passage of a law authorizing sales of the public lands in half-quarter sections to actual settlers: which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Bagby presented a memorial of members of the bar of Washington, in the District of Columbia, praying the repeal of the law requiring one of the judges of the circuit court for the District of Columbia to reside in the county of Alexandria; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Dix presented a petition of merchants of the city of New York, praying an amendment of the law regulating the practice in the admiralty courts in the prosecution of suits for the collection of seamen's wages: which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion by Mr. Haywood, Ordered, That the memorials of William H. Thomas, the petition of a number of citizens of North Carolina relative to the appointment of commissioners under the Cherokee treaty of 1835-6, and the documents relating to the claim of A. R. S. Hunter, on the files of the Senate, be severally referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Niles, Ordered, That the petition of Walter Loomis and Abel Gray, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion by Mr. Corwin, Ordered, That the memorial of the representatives of William A. Slacum, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate procure, and place in the room of the Committee on Foreign Relations, for the use of the committee, a connected series of general maps, a set of globes, and such books as the committee may direct, and pay for them out of the contingent fund of the Senate, provided the expenditure for this purpose shall not exceed five hundred dollars.

Mr. Allen, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom was referred a joint resolution (S. R. 1) advising the President of the United State 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 6th of August, A. D. 1827, between the two governments, relative

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