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Bills and Resolutions, Senate, 24th Congress, 2nd Session

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Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. Read a second time, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill Making appropriations for the collection of materials, and the purchase of sites, and to commence the ... (S. 4)

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. Read second time, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill To establish a foundry; an armory in the West or Southwest; arsenals in the States in which none have ... (S. 12)

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to introduce the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. Read a second time, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment. For the relief of the heirs of General William Eaton. (S. 6)

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Knight asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read second time, and referred to Committee on Finance. Reported with amendments, viz: Strikeout those parts within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. To allow a drawback of duties on imported ... (S. 3)

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Walker asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. Reported without amendment. A Bill To advance to each of the States of Alabama and Mississippi, one million of dollars, chargeable upon the two per cent. fund of said States respectively, to be appropriated ... (S. 7)

Agreeably to notice, Mr Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. Read the second time, and referred to Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To grant to the State of Missouri a certain quantity of land for purposes of internal improvement. (S. 16)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Caroline E. Clitherall, widow of Doctor George C. Clitherall, late a surgeon in the army of the United States. (S. 23)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill To fix the compensation to the senior clerk employed, in the Adjutant and Inspector General's office. (S. 61)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. Read the second time, and referred to Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To grant a township of land to the French University of St Louis, in the State of Missouri. (S. 13)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following; bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. Read second time, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out those parts within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. To increase the present military ... (S. 5)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Buchanan asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to compromise the claim of the United States on the Alleghany Bank of Pennsylvania. (S. 58)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Buchanan asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill To extend for a longer period the several acts now in force for the relief of certain insolvent debtors of the United States. (S. 72)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Buchanan asked and obtained leave to bring, in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out those parts within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To explain and amend the fifth section of the act of the thirtieth ... (S. 172)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Calhoun asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported without amendment, and recommending its rejection. A Bill To extend the provisions of certain sections therein named, of the act of the twenty-third June, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, ... (S. 40)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Calhoun asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading, and the vote to pass said bill to a second reading reconsidered. Laid on the table, and ordered to be printed. To cede the public lands within the limits of the new States, on certain conditions therein ... (S. 207)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Clay asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To appropriate, for a limited time, the proceeds of the sales of the public lands of the United States, and for granting land to certain States. (S. 31)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Crittenden asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of Samuel Y. Keene. (S. 25)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Crittenden asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of George F. Strother. (S. 24)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Davis asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out those parts within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics; accompanied by a special report (No. 137.) A Bill In addition to the acts for the ... (S. 79)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Davis asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of the owners of the brig Despatch and cargo. (S. 98)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Davis asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendment. A Bill To remunerate the captors of the privateer Lydia. (S. 71)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Ewing, of Illinois, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Catharine Myott. (S. 240)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Ewing, of Ohio, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets.] A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Major Peter Helphenstein, deceased. (S. 231)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Grundy asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out those parts within brackets [ ], and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Supplementary to the act ... (S. 17)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Grundy asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported with amendments, viz: Add sections three, four, and five, as printed in italics. Strike out title and insert "A bill in amendment of the acts respecting the Judicial system of the ... (S. 126)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Hendricks asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief Joshua Davis Underwood. (S. 137)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Hendricks asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals. Reported with an amendment, viz: Add section 11, in italics. A Bill To authorize the East Florida Rail-road Company to construct a rail-road through the public lands in the Territory of ... (S. 36)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Hendricks asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the completion of certain internal improvements in the Territory of Florida. (S. 76)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Hendricks asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals. Reported without amendment; accompanied by a special report, No. 33. A Bill Authorizing certain internal improvements in the Territory of Florida. (S. 42)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Kent asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Anna M. Smith. (S. 189)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Kent asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported without amendment. A Bill To extend the time for completing the Washington city canal, and for other purposes. The corporation of the city of Washington having made known to ... (S. 221)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Kent asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported without amendment. A Bill To incorporate the President and Directors of the Firemen's Insurance Company of Washington and Georgetown, in the District of Columbia. (S. 163)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Kent asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported without amendment. A Bill To organize the several Fire Companies in the District of Columbia. (S. 162)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Kent asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported without amendment. To amend the act for quieting possessions, enrolling conveyances, and securing the estates of purchasers, within the District of Columbia, passed the ... (S. 161)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. King, of Alabama, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read second time, and referred to Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act for the better organization of the district courts of the United States ... (S. 1)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. King, of Alabama, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendment, accompanied by a special report, (No. 122.) A Bill To encourage the employment of boys in the vessels of the United States. (S. 94)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. King, of Alabama, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported without amendment. To authorize George Whitman to import an iron steamboat in detached parts, with the necessary machinery, tools, and working utensils therefor, free from duty. (S. 111)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. King, of Alabama, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To create a new land district in the State of Alabama. (S. 145)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. King, of Alabama, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill To provide for the adjustment of title and final disposition of the four reserved sections in the tract of country allotted to the Tombeckbee ... (S. 164)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. King, of Alabama, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals. Reported without amendment. A Bill To authorize the Pensacola and Perdido Railroad and Canal Company to cut a canal and construct a railroad through the public lands. (S. 38)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. King, of Alabama, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported without amendment. A Bill To incorporate the Howard Institution of the city of Washington. (S. 132)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. King, of Georgia, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the completion of the improvement of certain rivers and. roads in Florida. (S. 60)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Knight asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read second time and referred to Committee on Revolutionary Claims. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Sarah Angel, and the other heirs at law of Benjamin King, deceased. (S. 2)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Linn asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Sebastian Butcher, and the heirs and legal representatives of Bartholomew Butcher, Michael Butcher, and Peter Bloom. (S. 30)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Linn asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported without amendment. A Bill To provide for the legal adjudication and settlement of the claim to land therein mentioned. (S. 37)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Linn asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported without amendment; accompanied by a special report No. 53. A Bill To continue in force the "Act for the final adjustment of private land claims in Missouri," approved ninth July, ... (S. 44)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Linn asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals. Reported without amendment. A Bill To authorize the Washington County Turnpike Company, in the State of Missouri, to construct a road through the public lands. (S. 32)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Linn asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill Authorizing the President of the United States to run and mark the line dividing the territory of the United States from the State of Missouri on the north. (S. 146)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Linn asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Nicholas Lachance and Joseph Placy. (S. 22)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Linn asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: Read second time, and referred to Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the payment of a debt due to the heirs of Antoine Peltier. (S. 18)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Lyon asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out those parts within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Granting to the State of Michigan five per centum on the sales of the ... (S. 235)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Moore asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read second time, and referred to Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Samuel Miller. (S. 11)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Moore asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read second time, and referred to Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of William East. (S. 10)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Moore asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert what follows, printed in italics. A Bill Authorizing the relinquishment of the sixteenth sections granted for ... (S. 35)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Moore asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to invest the amount of the two per cent. fund, reserved for making a road or roads leading to the State of Alabama, ... (S. 74)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Moore asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. Read the second time, and referred to Committee of Claims. Committee of Claims discharged, and referred to Committee on Military Affairs. Committee on Military Affairs discharged, and referred to the Committee on ... (S. 9)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Morris asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read second time and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Ordered to be printed. To prohibit the sale of public lands, except to actual settlers, in limited quantities. (S. 20)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Nicholas asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported with the following amendment, viz : Add sections 3 and 4 as printed in italics. A Bill For giving effect to the eighth article of the treaty of eighteen hundred and nineteen ... (S. 34)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Nicholas asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out those parts within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the legal adjudication and settlement of the claims ... (S. 49)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Norvell asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. Reported with amendments, viz: Strive out those parts within [brackets.] A Bill For the relief of James Witherell. (S. 177)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Rives asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Thomas B. Parsons. (S. 155)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Rives asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets.] A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of John Jordan, deceased, late a captain in the continental ... (S. 179)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Rives asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill For altering the times of holding the Circuit Court of the United States for the fifth Circuit and District of North Carolina, holden at the city of Raleigh. (S. 116)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Robbins asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows, printed in italics;-accompanied by a special report, (No. 113.) A Bill For the relief of ... (S. 28)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Robbins asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. Read second time, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out those parts within [brackets] and insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill For the more equitable ... (S. 8)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Robinson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of Daniel Bush. (S. 73)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Robinson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out those parts within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Providing for the establishment of a Surveyor General's office for the ... (S. 27)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Ruggles asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Manufactures. Reported with an amendment, viz: Insert the parts printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the Commissioner of the Patent Office to issue a patent to James Smith. (S. 206)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sevier asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of sundry citizens of Arkansas, who lost their improvements in consequence of a treaty between the United States and the Choctaw Indians. (S. 80)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sevier asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals. Reported with the following amendment, viz: Strike out section third. A Bill Authorizing certain surveys in Florida, and other purposes. (S. 108)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Southard asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill, which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out those parts within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To establish and regulate the navy ration, and for other purposes. (S. 66)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Southard asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Organizing the Navy of the United States. (S. 69)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Southard asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out those parts within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To establish a Naval Academy. (S. 64)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Southard asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported with amendments, viz: Strikeout those parts within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics;-accompanied by a special report. A Bill For the relief of the heirs and legal ... (S. 63)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Southard asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill Authorizing the necessary examinations and surveys for the establishment of a naval rendezvous and depot near the southern extremity of Florida. (S. 70)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Southard asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Commodore Isaac Hull. (S. 64)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Southard asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Commodore Isaac Hull. (S. 65)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Southard asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill Making appropriation for the deepening of the bar and constructing a dry dock at Pensacola. (S. 68)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Southard asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill To provide for the enlistment of boys for the naval service, and to extend the term of the enlistment of seamen. (S. 39)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Southard asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported without amendment. For the relief of certain officers of the United States sloop of war Boston. (S. 29)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Swift asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Reported without amendment. A Bill To incorporate Washington's Manual Labor School and Male Orphan Asylum Society of the city of Washington and District of Columbia. (S. 48)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Tipton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read second time and referred to Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill Supplementary to an act entitled "An act to provide for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the ... (S. 15)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Tipton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read second time and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill To authorize Peter Warner, of Indiana, to purchase a certain half section of land. (S. 14)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Tomlinson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported without amendment. A Bill To restore to certain invalid pensioners the pensions by them relinquished. (S. 202)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Tomlinson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with an amendment, viz: After the word States, in the eleventh line, add the words printed in italics. A Bill To extend the time for issuing scrip certificates on United States ... (S. 26)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Walker asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read second time, and referred to Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the settlement of the claim of the executrix of Richard W. Meade. (S. 19)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wright asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill, which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Finance. Reported without amendment. A Bill For anticipating the payment of the indemnities accruing to citizens of the United States under the convention with France of the fourth of July, one thousand ... (S. 46)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wright asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment. A Bill In addition to an act entitled "An act to provide more effectually for the settlement of accounts between the United States and receivers of public money," ... (S. 45)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wright asked and obtained leave to introduce the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Supplementary to the act entitled "An act establishing a mint, and regulating the coins of the United States." (S. 33)

Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Ewing, of Ohio, to the bill (S. 20) "to prohibit the sale of public lands, except to actual settlers in limited quantities," viz: Strike out all after the first section and insert-- (S. 20)

Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Morris to the bill (S. 20) "to prohibit the sale of public lands, except to actual settlers, in limited quantities," as reported from the Committee of the Whole, viz: Strike out all after the first section, and insert the following: (S. 20)

Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Sevier to the amendment proposed by Mr. White to the bill (S.20) "to prohibit the sales of public lands except to actual settlers in limited quantities," viz: Add the following at the end of Section (S. 20)

Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Walker to the bill (S. 216) "to establish a port of entry at Jersey city, and for other purposes," viz: Add the following as a new section: (S. 216)

Amendment Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom had been recommitted the bill(S. 20) "to prohibit the sale of public lands, except to actual settlers, in limited quantities," reported the same with the following amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert-- (S. 20)

Amendment Proposed by Mr. Buchanan to the amendment reported by the Committee on Public Lands to the bill (S. 20) "to prohibit the sale of public lands, except to actual settlers, in limited quantities," viz: Insert the following as a new section: (S. 20)

Amendment Proposed by Mr. Davis to the bill (8. 216) "to establish a port of entry at Jersey city, and for other purposes." In the fourth line. After the word "lying," between that and "north" insert the words, on the Hudson river and New York bay, and In tenth line. Strike out all after the words "until that time," and insert these words: (S. 216)

Amendment Proposed by Mr. Morris to the amendment reported by the Committee on Public Lands to the bill (8. 20) "to prohibit the sale of public lands, except to actual settlers, in limited quantities." viz: Strike out all after the word States, twenty-seventh line, fourth section, and insert: (S. 20)

Amendment Proposed by Mr. Tipton to the amendment reported by the Committee on Public Lands to the bill (S. 20) to prohibit the sale of public lands, except to actual settlers, in limited quantities, viz: At the end of the first section insert: (S. 20)

Amendment Proposed by Mr. White to the bill (S. 20) "to prohibit the sale of public lands, except to actual settlers, in limited quantities," as reported from the Committee of the Whole, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: (S. 20)

Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Benton to the bill S. 20, "to prohibit the sales of public lands except to actual settlers, in limited quantities." Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Benton asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill to graduate the price of the public lands, ... (S. 20)

Amendments Intended to be proposed by Mr. Ruggles to the bill (S. 107) "in addition to the act to promote the progress of science and useful arts." (S. 107)

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred the bill from the Senate (No. 17) entitled "An act supplementary to the act entitled 'An act to amend the judicial system of the United States,' reported the same without ... (S. 17)

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. Mr. Gillet, from the Committee on Commerce, to which was referred the bill from the Senate (No. 3) to allow a drawback of duties on imported hemp, when manufactured into cordage and exported, reported the same, with an amendment: An Act To allow a drawback of duties on ... (S. 3)

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred the bill from the Senate (No. 126) entitled "An act in amendment of the acts respecting the judicial system of the United States," reported the same amended, by adding four additional sections, which are ... (S. 126)

Mr. Bayard, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made a report, (No. 81,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed.to a second reading. A Bill For the adjustment of certain claims to reservations of land under the fourteenth article of the treaty of eighteen hundred and thirty, with the Choctaw Indians. (S. 139)

Mr. Benton, from of the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the Corporate Authorities of the city of Mobile. (S. 115)

Mr. Benton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the payment of the Vermont militia, for services at the battle of Plattsburg. (S. 117)

Mr. Benton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To make payment and compensation to militia and volunteers of Kentucky and Tennessee, called into service, and discharged before marching. (S. 171)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making provision for the adjustment of the title to a site for a lighthouse on Roanoke Marshes, in North Carolina. (S. 198)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Doctor John Ramsay, deceased. (S. 109)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill In addition to the act for the relief of the legal representatives of Lucy Bond and Hannah Douglas. (S. 158)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill. For the relief of the legal representatives of Gustavus B. Horner, deceased. (S. 84)

Mr. Buchanan, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Thomas Sumpter. (S. 208)

Mr. Clay, from the select committee to whom the subject was referred, submitted a report (No. 179,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read twice, by unanimous consent. A Bill To amend the act entitled "An act to amend the several acts respecting copy-right." (S. 223)

Mr. Crittenden, from the Committee of Claims, made a report, (No. 92,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the owners of the ship Alleghany, and their legal representatives. (S. 156)

Mr. Crittenden, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Luigi Persico. (S. 243)

Mr. Crittenden, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made a report, (No. 101,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs and representatives of William Jones, deceased, late of the State of Maryland. (S. 166)

Mr. Crittenden, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William Sneed and the executors of Stephen Sneed, deceased. (S. 210)

Mr. Crittenden, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William Tharp. (S. 251)

Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Commerce, made a report, (No. 166,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the President of the United States to cause the public vessels to cruise upon the coast in the winter season, and to relieve distressed navigators. (S. 213)

Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Commerce, made a report, (No. 54,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Thomas H. Perking and others. (S. 101)

Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize Charles Day, of Macon, and James K. Butts, of Columbus, in the State of Georgia, to import, free of duties, two iron steamboats, suited to the navigation of rivers. (S. 217)

Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To establish a Collection District in the State of Mississippi. (S. 246)

Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To establish a port of entry at Jersey city, and for other purposes. (S. 216)

Mr. Davis, from the Select Committee to whom the subject was referred, made a report) (No. 125,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing the appointment of persons to test the usefulness of inventions to improve and render safe the boilers of steam engines against explosions. (S. 183)

Mr. Ewing, of Illinois, from the Committee of Claims, made a report, (No. 158,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John J. McIntosh. (S. 199)

Mr. Ewing, of Illinois, from the Committee of Claims, made a report, (No. 162,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Gad Humphreys, of the Territory of Florida. (S. 205)

Mr. Ewing, of Illinois, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Fixing the compensation of the officers of the army employed on duty in the military bureaus of the War Department. (S. 239)

Mr. Fulton, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. Fixing the salaries of the Surveyor of the State of Arkansas, and of the draughtsman and clerks in the office of said surveyor, and for other purposes. (S. 201)

Mr. Grundy, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and made the order of the day for Monday next. A Bill To alter and amend the "act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States," approved thirtieth of April, seventeen hundred and ninety. (S. 170)

Mr. Grundy, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read twice, and postponed to and made the order of the day for Monday the second of January next. A Bill To admit the State of Michigan into the Union, upon an equal footing with the original States. (S. 81)

Mr. Grundy, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Thomas A. Smith. (S. 197)

Mr. Grundy, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To establish a Board of Commissioners to hear and examine claims against the United States. (S. 128)

Mr. Hendricks, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the continuation of the Cumberland Road in the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. (S. 85)

Mr. Hendricks, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making appropriations for certain roads in the Territory of Wisconsin. (S. 123)

Mr. Hendricks, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making appropriations to complete certain military roads in the State of Arkansas. (S. 87)

Mr. Hendricks, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the Ohio Railroad Company to locate a road through the public lands. (S. 86)

Mr. Hubbard, from the Committee of Claims, made a report, (No.109,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the legal representative of John J. Bulow, jr., deceased. (S. 173)

Mr. Hubbard, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Daniel Steenrod. (S. 93)

Mr. Hubbard, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill In addition to an act for the relief of Walter Loomis and Abel Gay, approved July second, eighteen hundred and thirty-six. (S. 134)

Mr. Hubbard, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the payment of the passage of General Lafayette from France to the United States in the year eighteen hundred and twenty-four. (S. 122)

Mr. Hubbard, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For granting a pension to Jonathan Freeman, of New Jersey. (S. 238)

Mr. Hubbard, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the payment of invalid pensions in certain cases. (S. 143)

Mr. Hubbard, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made a report, (No. 96,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of Henry Morfit, deceased. (S. 160)

Mr. Hubbard, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Benjamin Jones Porter. (S. 106)

Mr. Hubbard, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of James McCrory. (S. 52)

Mr. Hubbard, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heir of Frederick Seigle. (S. 54)

Mr. Hubbard, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Francis L. B. Goodwin, deceased. (S. 131)

Mr. Hubbard, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of William Coggswell. (S. 59)

Mr. Hubbard, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the legal heirs of Moses Elmer. (S. 53)

Mr. Hubbard, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the legal representative of the late Patrick McGibbony, deceased. (S. 211)

Mr. Kent, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend the charter of the Franklin Insurance Company. (S. 125)

Mr. Kent, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the erection of an hospital in the city of Washington, and for other purposes. (S. 95)

Mr. Kent, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To incorporate the Washington and Georgetown Gas Light Company. (S. 220)

Mr. Kent, from the select committee appointed on the subject, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To purchase the right to use the apparatus invented and patented by Boyd Reilly, for applying gas or vapor to the human body, in the naval and military service, in the hospitals, and in the penitentiary, ... (S. 97)

Mr. King, of Alabama, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To extend the limits of the port of New Orleans. (S. 121)

Mr. King, of Alabama, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the erection and repair of custom-houses. (S. 102)

Mr. King, of Alabama, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Thomas Cannon. (S. 114)

Mr. King, of Georgia, from the Committee on the Judiciary, made a report, (No. 197,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Thomas L. Winthrop and others, directors of an association called the New England Mississippi Land Company. (S. 233)

Mr. King, of Georgia, from the Committee on the Judiciary, made a report, (No. 72,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of Francis Cazeau, late merchant of Montreal. (S. 130)

Mr. King, of Georgia, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To extend the jurisdiction of the District Court of the United States for the District of Arkansas. (S. 129)

Mr. Linn, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Jean B. Valle. (S. 151)

Mr. Linn, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made a report, (No. 62,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act approved the second of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, for the relief of Samuel Smith, Linn McGhee, and Semoice, Creek Indians; and, also, an act passed the ... (S. 118)

Mr. Linn, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading: A Bill Confirming the claim of the heirs of Michael Dragon to certain tracts of land therein mentioned. (S. 138)

Mr. Morris, from the Committee on the Judiciary, made a report, ( No. 200, ) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Francis Newman, late Collector of Internal Revenue and Direct Taxes in Maryland. (S. 242)

Mr. Morris, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act establishing the Territorial Government of Wisconsin." (S. 196)

Mr. Nicholas, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, made a report, (No. 110,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Catharine Carlile Read. (S. 175)

Mr. Nicholas, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Charles G. Hunter. (S. 103)

Mr. Nicholas, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Usher Parsons, late a surgeon in the United States navy. (S. 226)

Mr. Nicholas, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, made a report, (No. 86,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the citizens of Alexandria. (S. 153)

Mr. Niles, from the Committee on Manufactures, made a report, (No. 103,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To alter and amend the several acts imposing duties on imports. (S. 165)

Mr. Niles, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made a report, (No. 43,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Moses Van Campen. (S. 90)

Mr. Niles, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Ann Lovesher De Van Brun. (S. 187)

Mr. Niles, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Polhemus. (S. 169)

Mr. Niles, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of Henry Fisher, deceased. (S. 142)

Mr. Niles, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of íneas Munson. (S. 110)

Mr. Niles, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of certain persons therein named. (S. 200)

Mr. Prentiss, from the Committee of Claims, made a report, ( No. 65, ) accompanied by the following bill, which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of George J. Knight. (S. 120)

Mr. Prentiss, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Samuel White. (S. 181)

Mr. Prentiss, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Jonathan Crow. (S. 245)

Mr. Prentiss, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to William Cooley. (S. 195)

Mr. Preston, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Explanatory of the act regulating the pay and emoluments of brevet officers. (S. 219)

Mr. Preston, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Joseph Bogy. (S. 215)

Mr. Rives, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, made a report, (No. 145,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Anthony Gale. (S. 194)

Mr. Rives, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Gaetano Carusi. (S. 227)

Mr. Rives, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 164,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Daniel T. Patterson. (S. 209)

Mr. Robinson, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting to the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad Company the right of pre-emption to a quantity of land on certain conditions. (S. 152)

Mr. Robinson, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the location of the Gainesville and Narkeeta railroad, chartered by the States of Alabama and Mississippi, through the public lands. (S. 83)

Mr. Robinson, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing the transmission by mail, free of postage, certain documents, and for other purposes. (S. 218)

Mr. Robinson, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To give greater security to correspondence between the United States and foreign nations. (S. 168)

Mr. Robinson, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the transportation of the Mails upon Railroads. (S. 136)

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making appropriations for building light-houses, light-boats, beacon-lights, buoys, and dolphins, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven. (S. 247)

Mr. Ruggles, from the select committee to whom the subject was referred, made a report (No. 58,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill In addition to the act to promote the progress of science and useful arts. (S. 107)

Mr. Sevier, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, made a report, (No. 47,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of George W. Brand, a citizen of the Cherokee nation of Indians west of the Mississippi river. (S. 91)

Mr. Sevier, from the Committee on Pensions, made a report, accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs or legal representatives of Captain Peter Craig, deceased. (S. 167)

Mr. Sevier, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made a report, (No. 42,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To ratify and confirm certain official acts of John Pope, late Governor of Arkansas. (S. 89)

Mr. Sevier, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made a report, (No. 73 ) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of General Matthew Arbuckle. (S. 127)

Mr. Southard, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, made a report, accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Andrew Forrest. (S. 188)

Mr. Southard, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Irvine Shubrick. (S. 92)

Mr. Southard, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William Hogan, administrator of Michael Hogan, deceased. (S. 55)

Mr. Tallmadge, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Charles G. Ridgely, a post captain in the Navy of the United States. (S. 119)

Mr. Tipton, from the Committee of Claims, made a report, (No. 76,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of David Stone. (S. 135)

Mr. Tipton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, made a report, (No. 69,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the benefit of John H. Hall. (S. 124)

Mr. Tomlinson, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read twice, and made the special order of the day for Friday, the twenty-fourth instant. A Bill Explanatory of the act entitled "An act granting half pay to widows and orphans, where their husbands and fathers have died of wounds received in the military service ... (S. 236)

Mr. Tomlinson, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Ann S. Heileman. (S. 184)

Mr. Tomlinson, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John McCloud. (S. 96)

Mr. Tomlinson, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Ransom Mix. (S. 77)

Mr. Tomlinson, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to David Gilmore. (S. 214)

Mr. Tomlinson, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting half pay and pensions to certain widows. (S. 228)

Mr. Tomlinson, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To continue the office of Commissioner of Pensions. (S. 154)

Mr. Tomlinson, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To establish a pension agency at Montpelier, in the State of Vermont. (S. 193)

Mr. Tomlinson, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To revive and continue in force an act entitled "An act to provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds received in the revolutionary war." (S. 237)

Mr. Tomlinson, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. For the relief of the widow of Samuel Gibbs. (S. 212)

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Public Lands reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Giving the assent of the United States to the revocation of a portion of the ordinances of the several States in which public lands are situated. (S. 190)

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Public Lands, made a report, (No. 93,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of James Dutton. (S. 159)

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Designating and limiting the funds receivable for the revenues of the United States. (S. 144)

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Andrew Knox. (S. 105)

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of James Trimble. (S. 178)

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Newton. (S. 204)

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Michael Thornton. (S. 157)

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To create the office of Surveyor of Public Lands in the State of Indiana. (S. 113)

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To create the office of Surveyor of public lands in the Wisconsin Territory. (S. 133)

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To establish two additional land offices in that part of the Wisconsin Territory west of the river Mississippi. (S. 191)

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. To amend an act entitled "An act for laying off the towns of Fort Madison and Burlington, in the county of Des Moines, and the towns of Belleview, Du Buque, and Peru, in the county of Du Buque, and Mineral Point, in the ... (S. 192)

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted the following amendment to that reported from the Committee on the second instant, viz: Sec. 3, line 7. After the word "land," insert what follows in italics. Sec. 3, line 10. Strike out the words within [brackets.] Sec. 4, line 26. Strike out the words within [brackets.] Mr. Walker, from ... (S. 20)

Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 20) "to prohibit the sale of public lands, except to actual settlers, in limited quantities," reported the same, with the following Amendment: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: (S. 20)

Mr. Wall, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act entitled "An act regulating the pay and emoluments of brevet officers," approved April sixteenth, eighteen hundred and eighteen. (S. 250)

Mr. Wall, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Tench Ringgold. (S. 78)

Mr. Wall, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill Increasing the compensation of several District Judges of the United States. (S. 182)

Mr. Weight, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bull To authorize the payment of equitable commissions to the agents or attorneys of persons in whose favor awards have been made under three several treaties between the United States and certain foreign Powers, which awards ... (S. 232)

Mr. White, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of War to adjust and pay to Benjamin Murphy, of Arkansas, the value of his corn, cattle, and hogs, taken hy the Cherokee Indians, in the month of December, one thousand eight hundred and ... (S. 43)

Mr. White, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize and sanction the sales of reserves, provided for Creek Indians in the treaty of March twenty-four, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, in certain cases, and for other purposes. (S. 224)

Mr. White, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made a report ( No. 39,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Captain Samuel Warren. (S. 82)

Mr. White, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made a report, (No. 182,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of John Brooks, deceased. (S. 225)

Mr. Wright, from the Committee on Finance, made a report, (No. 136,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To give the approval and confirmation of Congress to three several acts of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Wisconsin, incorporating banks. (S. 186)

Mr. Wright, from the Committee on Finance, made a report, (No. 191,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Henry J. Pickering. (S. 230)

Mr. Wright, from the Committee on Finance, made a report, (No. 85,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of De Forest Manice. (S. 148)

Mr. Wright, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To repeal certain provisions of "An act to alter and amend the several acts imposing duties on imports," approved the four-teenth day of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-two. (S. 41)

Mr. Wright, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read twice, and made the special order for Thursday, the second February next. A Bill To Alter and Amend the several Acts imposing Duties upon Imports. (S. 176)

Mr. Wright, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Jechonius Pigot and Benjamin Lecraft, Sureties of James Manney, late collector of the customs for the district of Beaufort, in the State of North Carolina. (S. 234)

Mr. Wright, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William H. Robertson and Samuel H. Garrow. (S. 50)

Mr. Wright, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To release from duty iron prepared for and actually laid on the railway from the Coal Bank in St. Clair county, Illinois, to the Mississippi river, opposite to St. Louis. (S. 185)

Mr. Wright, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To remit the duties upon certain goods destroyed by fire at the late conflagration in the city of New York. (S. 88)

Mr.Tipton, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, made a report, (No. 120,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. For the relief of George C. Johnston. (S. 180)

Ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time. A Bill To increase the present military establishment of the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 5)

Ordered to be printed, as amended in Committee of the Whole, and reported to the Senate. A Bill To prohibit the sale of public lands, except to actual settlers, in limited quantities. (S. 20)

Ordered to be printed, as amended in Committee of the Whole. Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill ( S. 20) "to prohibit the sale of public lands, except to actual settlers, in limited quantities," reported the same, with the following Amendment: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: (S. 20)

Ordered to be printed, as amended in Committee of the Whole. Mr. Walker, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. 20) "to prohibit the sale of public lands, except to actual settlers, in limited quantities," reported the same, with the following Amendment: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: (S. 20)

Ordered to be printed. An Act To prohibit the sale of public lands, except to actual settlers, in limited quantities, and for other purposes. (S. 20)

Printed by order of the House of Representatives. Mr. Vinton submitted the following, which, when the bill from the Senate (No. 20) "to prohibit the sale of public lands, except to actual settlers, in limited quantities, and for other purposes," shall be taken up for consideration, he will move as an Amendment: Strike out the fourth section from ... (S. 20)

Read and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. The words within brackets [ ] are proposed to be struck out of the bill from the Senate; those in italics are proposed to be added by the committee of the House of Representatives. Mr. Parker, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to which was referred the bill from the Senate (No. 55) ... (S. 55)

Read twice, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and ordered to be printed. An Act To alter and amend the several acts imposing duties upon imports. (S. 176)

Read twice, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and ordered to he printed. An Act Authorizing the appointment of persons to test the usefulness of inventions to improve and render safe the boilers of steam engines against explosions. (S. 183)

Referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. An Act Designating and limiting the funds receivable for the revenues of the United States. (S. 144)