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Bills and Resolutions, Senate, 34th Congress

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Agreeably to notice Mr. Benjamim 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 and accompanied by a report, (No. 350.) A Bill To confirm the title of Benjamin E. Edwards to a certain tract of land in the Territory of New Mexico. (S. 454)

Agreeably to notice Mr. Trumbull 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, and adversely, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and ordered to lie on the table. A Bill For the construction of a suitable building for the accommodation ... (S. 83)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Adams asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill, which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows printed in italics, and amend the title to read: A Bill to revive and extend the provisions of an ... (S. 406)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Adams asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Committee discharged. A Bill To provide for the satisfaction of Choctaw reservations under the nineteenth article of the treaty of Dancing Rabbit creek of September, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 78)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Adams asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend the naturalization laws. (S. 9)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Adams asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. Reported without amendment. A Bill To provide for the transportation of the United States mails upon railroads. (S. 487)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bayard 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 Making an appropriation for the improvement of the Delaware breakwater. (S. 94)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bayard asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendments. A Bill For continuing the improvement of the harbor of New Castle. (S. 96)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bayard asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Printing, and ordered to be printed. Reported without amendment, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed to, and made the special order for, Monday twenty-first April next. A Bill To provide for ... (S. 59)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bayard 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 continue the construction of a harbor on the east side of Reedy island. (S. 95)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bell, of Tennessee, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported with amendment, viz: Strike out the word within [brackets] and insert that printed in italics. A Bill To continue the improvement of Tennessee river. (S. 148)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bell, of Tennessee, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, considered as in Committee of the Whole, postponed until to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To secure to all the States some greater measure of justice and equality in the disposition of the public lands and their ... (S. 601)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Benjamin 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 and accompanied by a report, (No. 407.) A Bill To authorize the purchase of certain lands belonging to Francis Gardere. (S. 603)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Benjamin 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 an amendment, viz: strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows printed in italics, and amend the title to read--A bill to provide for the location ... (S. 473)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bigler asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the construction of suitable buildings for the accommodation of the courts of the United States for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the post office at Philadelphia. (S. 189)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bigler 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 Making an appropriation for continuing the improvement of the harbor of Erie, in the State of Pennsylvania. (S. 116)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Bright 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 continue the land office at Vincennes, Indiana, and to ascertain and adjust the titles to certain lands in the States of Indiana and Illinois, formerly ... (S. 217)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Brodhead asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to establish a court for the investigation of claims against the United States,'' approved February 24, 1855. (S. 117)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Brodhead asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the improvement of the navigation of the Ohio river. (S. 132)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Brown asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Committee discharged. A Bill Making a grant of land to the State of Mississippi to aid in the construction of Ship Island railroad. (S. 152)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Brown 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 and adversely. A Bill To authorize the selection of the residue of the lands granted by the acts of Congress of September twentieth, eighteen hundred and fifty, June ... (S. 115)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Brown 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 with an amendment, viz: strike out the part within [brackets] and insert the part printed in italics. A Bill To incorporate the ''Apothecaries' Association of the District ... (S. 267)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Brown 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 Columbia Wood Gas Company. (S. 74)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Brown 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, and adversely. A Bill Defining the jurisdiction of United States courts in certain cases. (S. 442)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Brown asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Select Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for the construction of a railroad and telegraphic communication from a point on the Mississippi river, south of latitude thirty-seven, ... (S. 150)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Brown 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 section printed in italics. A Bill To settle certain accounts between the United States and the State of Mississippi. (S. 4)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Cass asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times. Ordered to be printed. A Bill Making an appropriation for deepening the channel over the flats of the St. Mary's river, in the State of Michigan. (S. 2)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Cass asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times. Ordered to be printed. A Bill Making an appropriation for deepening the channel over the St. Clair flats in the State of Michigan. (S. 1)

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 Commerce. Reported without amendment. A Bill Repealing all laws or parts of laws allowing bounties to vessels employed in the bank and other cod fisheries. (S. 509)

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 Private Land Claims. Reported without amendment and adversely, accompanied by a report, (No. 179,) Recommitted to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the ... (S. 275)

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 Private Land Claims. Reported without amendment and adversely, accompanied by a report, (No. 179.) A Bill Giving to Joshua Kirby and the widow of John McNary, the right to enter the land covered by the life ... (S. 275)

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. Ordered to be printed. A Bill Supplementary to the act entitled, ''An act to graduate and reduce the price of the public lands to actual settlers and cultivators,'' approved August fourth, ... (S. 469)

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 and accompanied by a report, (No. 428.) A Bill Granting public lands in alternate sections to the State of Alabama, to aid in the construction of a certain railroad in ... (S. 620)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Crittenden, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was rend twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Committee discharged, and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported without amendment and adversely, and accompanied by a report, (No. 418.) A Bill For the relief of William James. (S. 567)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill For [continuing] completing the improvement in the harbor of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. (S. 88)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill For [continuing] completing the improvement of the harbor of Kenosha, Wisconsin. (S. 90)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill For [continuing] completing the improvement of the harbor of Milwaukie, Wisconsin. (S. 92)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill For [continuing] completing the improvement of the harbor of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. (S. 91)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge 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 continuing the improvement of the harbor of Racine, Wisconsin. (S. 89)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge 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 construction of a steam dredge for Lake Michigan. (S. 127)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Committee discharged. A Bill To authorize the sale of the government lands at the Stockbridge reservation, State of Wisconsin, and the issuing of patents to the lands in said reservation. (S. 61)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of Anson Dart. (S. 60)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge 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, and adversely. A Bill Granting public lands to the State of Wisconsin, to aid in the construction of a railroad in said State. (S. 379)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge 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 Granting land to the State of Wisconsin to aid in constructing a railroad in said State. (S. 588)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dodge 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 change the time of holding the district court of the United States in and for the district of Wisconsin, and to compensate the judge of said district for ... (S. 62)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Durkee 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, and adversely. A Bill To authorize certain lands in the State of Wisconsin to be overflowed. (S. 544)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Fessenden asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics, and accompanied by a report (No. 91.) A Bill For the relief of Samuel A. ... (S. 171)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Fessenden 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 Making appropriations for certain public works in the State of Maine. (S. 54)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Fessenden 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 more effectually to provide for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States, and for other purposes. (S. 474)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Fish asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Committee discharged. A Bill To require the employment of apprentices in the commercial marine of the United States. (S. 77)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Fish asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by Ex. Doc. No. 79. A Bill Making appropriation for the improvement of the channel at Hell Gate, East river, in the State of New York. (S. 323)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Fish 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 Making appropriations for the removal of Diamond reef and Coenties reef, in the harbor of New York. (S. 489)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Fish 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 all after the enacting clause and insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill For the relief of the widows and orphans of the officers, seamen, and ... (S. 76)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Fitzpatrick asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported without amendment and accompanied by a report, (No. 244.) A Bill To provide for the examination and payment of certain claims of citizens of Georgia and Alabama on account of ... (S. 81)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Foot 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 Making an appropriation for the continuation and completion of the breakwater in the harbor of Burlington, on Lake Champlain. (S. 29)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Foot asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Committee discharged. A Bill Making compensation to George P. Marsh for extraordinary services and expenses on a special mission to the Greek government, and for negotiating a treaty between ... (S. 75)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Foot asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pension. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of Nathan M. Lounsbury. (S. 345)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Foot 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, (see Senate Joint Resolution, No. 20.) A Bill To permit the legislature of Iowa to determine for that State the application of a grant of lands heretofore made to the ... (S. 324)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Foot 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 and accompanied by a report (No. 358.) A Bill Granting bounty land to Mary Felch, widow of Reverend Cheever Felch, deceased. (S. 521)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Foot 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 and accompanied by a report, (No. 59.) A Bill Granting bounty land to Rebecca Freeman. (S. 32)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Foot asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Explanatory and amendatory of the ''Act in addition to certain acts granting bounty-land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military ... (S. 30)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Foot asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which, was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the construction of suitable buildings for the accommodation of the circuit and district courts of the United States, and the several offices connected ... (S. 31)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Geyer asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To provide for continuing the improvement of the Mississippi river. (S. 51)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Geyer asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendment (See bill S. 505.) A Bill To provide for the improvement of the navigation of the Missouri river by contract. (S. 460)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Geyer asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendment. (See bill S. 505.) A Bill To provide for the improvement of the navigation of the Mississippi river by contract. (S. 461)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Geyer 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 provide for continuing the improvement of the Missouri river. (S. 52)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Geyer 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 and accompanied by a report, (No. 2.) A Bill To authorize and direct the settlement of the account of the Bank of the State of Missouri for money advanced for the ... (S. 63)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Geyer 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 amend an act entitled ''An act to provide for the payment of horses and other property lost or destroyed in the military service of the United States,'' ... (S. 100)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Geyer 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 provide for three months' extra pay to the third regiment of Missouri volunteers. (S. 167)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Geyer 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 and accompanied by a report; considered as in Committee of the Whole and ordered to lie on the table. A Bill To provide for the location of certain confirmed ... (S. 566)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Geyer 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 payment to the State of Missouri two per centum of the net proceeds of the sales of public lands therein, heretofore reserved under a ... (S. 50)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Geyer 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 Secretary of the Interior to approve the accounts of the marshal for the district of Missouri for furniture provided for the use of the ... (S. 131)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Geyer asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Supplementary to ''An Act to organize the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas,'' and to provide for the faithful execution of the said act in the Territory of ... (S. 351)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Gwin asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, considered as in Committee of the Whole, ordered to lie on the table and be printed. A Bill To authorize and facilitate the construction of a northern, a southern, and a central Pacific railroad and magnetic telegraph through the territories ... (S. 618)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Hale 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 the widow of Adjutant General Roger Jones. (S. 302)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Hamlin asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows printed in italics. Amend the title to read: ''A bill further amending an act entitled 'An Act to ... (S. 112)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Hamlin 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 amend an act entitled ''An act requiring foreign regulations of commerce to be laid annually before Congress,'' approved August sixteenth, eighteen hundred and ... (S. 264)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Hamlin asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To regulate appraisement of imported merchandise. (S. 175)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Hamlin asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To regulate appraisement of imported merchandise. (S. 175)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Harlan asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows, printed in italics, and amend the title to read: A bill establishing a uniform mode for computing ... (S. 67)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. James asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first time and ordered to be printed. A Bill To prevent frauds on the revenue, and for other purposes. (S. 180)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. James 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 continuing the improvement of the harbor of Providence, Rhode Island. (S. 424)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. James, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To construct a harbor on Block island. (S. 480)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Johnson asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To authorize the investigation and determination of asserted titles to the Hot ... (S. 318)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Johnson asked, and obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words printed within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics, and accompanied by a Mis. Doc. (No. 35.) A Bill To ascertain and settle the ... (S. 492)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Jones, of Iowa 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 and accompanied by an adverse report, (No. 190.) A Bill For the relief of the ''Tampico Volunteers.'' (S. 242)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Jones, of Iowa, 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 the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment, and adversely. A Bill Amendatory of an act, entitled ''An act to amend an act entitled 'an act for laying off ... (S. 468)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Jones, of Iowa, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported with amendment, viz: Strike out the word within [brackets] and insert that printed in italics. A Bill Making appropriation for the improvement of the harbor of Dubuque. (S. 128)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Jones, of Iowa, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported with amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill To continue the improvement of the Des Moines and the Rock river rapids in ... (S. 71)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Jones, of Iowa, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Committee discharged, and referred to the Committee on Territories. Committee discharged. A Bill To extend the western boundary of the State of Iowa to the Missouri river. (S. 8)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Jones, of Iowa, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Committee discharged. A Bill Making a grant of land to the State of Iowa, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said State. (S. 7)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Jones, of Iowa, 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 and ordered to lie on the table. A Bill To continue the land offices for the Dubuque district, in the State of Iowa. (S. 219)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Jones, of Iowa, 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, and adversely. A Bill To provide for the sale of certain town lots in Wisconsin and Iowa. (S. 133)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill Authorizing the Delaware and the Pottawatomie ... (S. 569)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Mallory 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 authorize the issue of a register to the barque Tropic Bird. (S. 273)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Mallory asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Committee discharged, and ordered to lie on the table. (See bill S. 274.) A Bill For the relief of Mrs. --- Childs. (S. 177)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Mallory 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 St. Thomas' Literary Society, in the District of Columbia. (S. 98)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Mallory 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, and adversely; considered as in Committee of the Whole, and ordered to lie on the table. A Bill To provide for the construction of a suitable building for the ... (S. 47)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Mallory 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 improvement of the harbor of Apalachicola, in the State of Florida. (S. 173)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Mallory 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 and accompanied by a report (No. 369.) A Bill Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to ascertain, and pay, the balance due on a tract of land, heretofore ceded ... (S. 577)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Mallory 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 construction of a dry dock for the naval service. (S. 494)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Mason 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: insert the section printed in italics. A Bill To amend the act approved August thirty-one, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, entitled ''An act making ... (S. 225)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Pratt asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times, and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the improvement of the navigation of the Patapsco river, and to render the port of Baltimore accessible to the war steamers of the United States. (S. 53)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Pugh 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 remove obstructions to the navigation of Maumee bay and river, below the city of Toledo, in the State of Ohio. (S. 570)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Pugh 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 Granting a pension to Mary A. M. Jones. (S. 300)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Pugh asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals. Ordered to be printed. A Bill For the improvement of navigation at the Falls of the Ohio river. Whereas the legislature of the State of Kentucky, by an act approved the twenty-first day of ... (S. 243)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Pugh asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To provide for a survey of the Ohio river and its principal tributaries. (S. 470)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Pugh asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. Reported with an amendment, namely, strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows printed in italics, and accompanied by a report, (No. 319.) A Bill To ... (S. 470)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Reid asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported with amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Making further appropriation for the improvement of the Cape Fear river, North ... (S. 227)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Rusk asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics, and amend the title to read A bill to establish a ... (S. 176)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Rusk asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. Reported with an amendment. Recommitted to the Committee on Territories. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what ... (S. 176)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Rusk asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To establish a separate judicial district south of the Gila, and to create the office of surveyor general therein, to provide for the adjudication of certain land ... (S. 176)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sebastian 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: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill For continuing and completing the improvement of Red river at the raft. (S. 70)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sebastian 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 continuing the improvement of the navigation of the Arkansas river. (S. 69)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sebastian 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, and adversely. A Bill To build a jail in the town of Van Buren, in the State of Arkansas. (S. 68)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sebastian 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, and adversely. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An Act to extend pre-emption rights to certain lands therein mentioned,'' approved March third, eighteen hundred ... (S. 329)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendment and adversely. (See Mis. Doc. No. 53.) A Bill For the relief of David Ogden, Andrew Foster, and other ship owners. (S. 550)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward 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 continuing the improvement of the harbor at the mouth of Oak Orchard creek, New York, on Lake Ontario. (S. 22)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward 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 continuing the improvement of the harbor of Buffalo, New York, on Lake Erie. (S. 23)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward 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 continuing the improvement of the harbor of Dunkirk, New York, on Lake Erie. (S. 24)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward 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 continuing the improvement of the harbor of Oswego, New York, on Lake Ontario. (S. 27)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward 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 continuing the improvement of the harbor of Sodus bay, Cayuga county, New York, on Lake Ontario. (S. 25)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward 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 continuing the improvement of the harbor of Sodus bay, Wayne county, New York, on Lake Ontario. (S. 26)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward 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 continuing the improvement of the Hudson river. (S. 412)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward 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 Further to amend ''An act to provide for the better security of the lives of passengers on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam, and for other ... (S. 599)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward 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 Making an appropriation for a steam-dredge on Lake Ontario. (S. 28)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward 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 reimburse to Elisha W. B. Moody the moneys paid by him, as owner of the British barque Sarah, in the rescue of the passengers and crew of the American ship ... (S. 499)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows printed in italics; considered as in Committee of the Whole and postponed to and made the ... (S. 339)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows printed in italics; considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed to, and made ... (S. 339)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by an adverse report, (No. 135.) A Bill For the relief of Timothy Cavan. (S. 216)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Committee discharged. A Bill To provide for the change of venue in certain criminal causes now depending in the courts of the United States for the Territory of Kansas. (S. 434)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Seward asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. Reported without amendment and accompanied by Ex. Doc. No. 22. A Bill To expedite telegraphic communication for the uses of the government in its foreign intercourse. (S. 493)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Slidell asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times. Ordered to be printed. A Bill Relating to pilotage. (S. 13)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Slidell asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To remove obstructions to navigation in the mouth of the Mississippi river, at the Southwest Pass and Pass a L'outre. (S. 14)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Slidell 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 Richard Albritton. (S. 170)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Slidell asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Committee discharged. A Bill Making a grant of land to the State of Louisiana, to aid in the construction of a railroad form Algiers to the Sabine river, in said State. (S. 11)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Slidell asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Committee discharged. A Bill Making a grant of land to the State of Louisiana, to aid in the construction of a railroad from Shreveport to the Mississippi river, in said State. (S. 12)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Slidell 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 section within [brackets.] A Bill For the final adjudication of questions of title to swamp lands, between private claimants and the State of ... (S. 344)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Slidell 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 and accompanied by a report, (No. 163.) A Bill To fix the graduation periods for lands in the Greensburg District, in the State of Louisiana. (S. 204)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Slidell 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 Granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers employed in the protection of the public property at Baton Rouge, in the year eighteen hundred and ... (S. 307)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Stuart asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Reported without amendment. A Bill Making appropriations for the completion of the piers at the harbor of Monroe, in the State of Michigan. (S. 44)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Stuart 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 Making an appropriation for completing the harbor at Saint Joseph, in the State of Michigan. (S. 43)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Stuart 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 Making an appropriation for the construction of a harbor at Marquette, on Lake Superior, in the State of Michigan. (S. 36)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Stuart 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 Making an appropriation for the construction of a harbor at New Buffalo, in the State of Michigan. (S. 41)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Stuart 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 Making an appropriation for the construction of a harbor at the mouth of Black river, in the State of Michigan. (S. 40)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Stuart 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 Making an appropriation for the construction of a harbor at the mouth of Clinton river, in the State of Michigan. (S. 42)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Stuart 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 Making an appropriation for the construction of a harbor at the mouth of Grand river, in the State of Michigan. (S. 39)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Stuart 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 Making an appropriation for the construction of a harbor at the mouth of Kalamazoo river, in the State of Michigan. (S. 37)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Stuart 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 Making an appropriation for the construction of a harbor at the mouth of Muskegon river, in the State of Michigan. (S. 45)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Stuart 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 Making an appropriation for the construction of a harbor at the mouth of Ontonagon river, on Lake Superior, in the State of Michigan. (S. 35)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Stuart 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 Making an appropriation for the construction of a harbor at the mouth of South Black river, in the State of Michigan. (S. 38)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Stuart asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Committee discharged. A Bill Making a grant of land to the State of Michigan, to aid in the construction of a railroad from Detroit to Lake Superior. (S. 151)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Stuart 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 provide for the punishment of certain crimes therein mentioned. (S. 272)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sumner 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 continuing certain public works in the State of Massachusetts. (S. 66)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sumner 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 improvement of Taunton river, in the State of Massachusetts. (S. 231)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sumner 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 Supplementary to ''An act to limit the liability of ship owners, and for other purposes,'' approved third March, eighteen hundred and fifty-one. (S. 226)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sumner 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 amend an act entitled ''An act regulating passenger-ships and vessels,'' approved March second, eighteen hundred and nineteen. (S. 188)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sumner 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, and adversely, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and ordered to lie on the table. A Bill For the construction of a suitable building for a court-house and ... (S. 65)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Sumner asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To secure the wages of seamen in cases of wreck. (S. 64)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Toombs 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 Making a grant of land to the Territory of Minnesota, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said Territory. (S. 576)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Trumbull asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendment. (See report of Secretary of War of 1855, pages 295, 296, and 347, 348.) A Bill To continue the improvement of the Illinois river. (S. 164)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Trumbull 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 continuing the improvement of the harbor at Chicago, Illinois. (S. 165)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Trumbull 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 continuing the improvement on the harbor at Waukegan, Illinois. (S. 166)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Trumbull asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by a report, (No. 90,) considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed to, and made the special order for, Thursday 10th April next, at ... (S. 146)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Trumbull asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals. Committee discharged. A Bill To surrender to the State of Illinois the Cumberland road in said State. (S. 230)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wade 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 continue the improvement of the harbor at the mouth of the Black river, Ohio. (S. 20)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wade 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 continue the improvement of the harbor of Ashtabula, Ohio. (S. 17)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wade 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 continue the improvement of the harbor of Cleveland, Ohio. (S. 19)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wade 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 continue the improvement of the harbor of Huron, Ohio. (S. 16)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wade 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 continue the improvement of the harbor of Sandusky city, Ohio. (S. 18)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wade 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 continue the improvement of the harbor of Vermillion, Ohio. (S. 134)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wade 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 continue the improvement of the harbor of Conneaut, Ohio. (S. 15)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wade asked and obtained leave to bring in this following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendment. A Bill To continue the improvement of the harbor of Fairport, Ohio. (S. 21)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Weller asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times and ordered to be printed. A Bill For the improvement of the harbor of San Diego, in California. (S. 82)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Weller 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 provide for the settlement and payment of the expenses incurred in the suppression of Indian hostilities in the Territories of Oregon and Washington. (S. 416)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Weller 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, and adversely. A Bill Making a grant of lands to the State of California, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of railroads in said State. (S. 370)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Weller asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Committee discharged, and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill ... (S. 511)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Weller 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 all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill To provide for holding the courts of the United States in the ... (S. 402)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Weller 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: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill To alter and amend an act entitled ''An Act to establish a circuit ... (S. 33)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Weller asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows printed in italics. A Bill Establishing a mail route on Puget's Sound, in ... (S. 548)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Weller asked, and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, and considered as in Committee of the Whole, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Amendatory of an act passed May thirtieth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, entitled ''An act to organize the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas.'' (S. 464)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Wilson 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, and adversely. A Bill In addition to an act entitled ''An act to appropriate the proceeds of the public lands, and to grant, pre-emption rights,'' approved September ... (S. 456)

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 Commerce. Reported without amendment. A Bill To continue the improvements in the harbor of Newark, New Jersey. (S. 10)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Yulee asked and obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows, printed in italics. A Bill To provide for the sale by pre-emption of certain portions of the ... (S. 3)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Yulee 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 and adversely. A Bill Granting public lands, in alternate sections, to the State of Florida to aid in the construction of a railroad from St. Augustine to the St. ... (S. 388)

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Yulee 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, and adversely. A Bill To grant to the State of Florida a pre-emption right to certain lands, and for other purposes. (S. 55)

Amendment Proposed by Mr. Wilson to the bill (S. 464) ''amendatory of an act passed May thirtieth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, entitled 'An act to organize the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas''' viz: Add the following sections: (S. 464)

Mr. Adams, from the Committee on Retrenchment, reported the following bill, which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To establish a Department of Law, and to prescribe certain duties of the Auditors and Comptrollers of the Treasury. (S. 347)

Mr. Adams, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read the second time, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed to, and made the special order for, Thursday next, the 11th instant, at 1 o'clock. Resumed, and an amendment being proposed by Mr. Adams, the bill ... (S. 347)

Mr. Adams, 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 the legal representative of George Mayo, deceased. (S. 292)

Mr. Adams, 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 J. R. Powell. (S. 358)

Mr. Adams, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a report, (No. 40,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John H. Scranton and James M. Hunt. (S. 162)

Mr. Allen, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To extend the charter of the president and directors of the Firemens' Insurance Company of Washington and Georgetown, ''in the District of Columbia.'' (S. 325)

Mr. Allen, 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 Merchants and Mechanics' Bank of Washington, District of Columbia. (S. 254)

Mr. Allen, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, submitted a report, (No. 38,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To incorporate an Insurance Company in the city of Washington. (S. 160)

Mr. Bayard, from the Committee on Public Buildings, reported the following bill; which was read twice, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed to to-morrow, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To enlarge the public grounds surrounding the Capitol. (S. 626)

Mr. Bell, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No 201,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read the first and second times. A Bill For the benefit of the captors of the British brig Caledonia, in the war of eighteen hundred and twelve. (S. 361)

Mr. Bell, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 338,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Jedediah H. Lathrop and his sureties. (S. 533)

Mr. Bell, of Tennessee, asked, and by unanimous consent 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 continuing the improvement of the harbor of Mobile, Alabama, at Dog River bar, Choctaw Pass, and to the Lower Fleet. (S. 411)

Mr. Bell, of Tennessee, asked, and by unanimous consent 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 improvement of the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina. (S. 174)

Mr. Benjamim, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To confirm the title of Benjamin E. Edwards to a certain tract of land in the Territory of New Mexico. (S. 454)

Mr. Benjamin asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. The Committee on Indian Affairs discharged, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed until ... (S. 397)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. (To supersede bills S. 460 and 461.) A Bill Making an appropriation for the improvement of the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Arkansas rivers, by contract. (S. 505)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Providing for the survey of Atchafalaya bay and approaches. (S. 248)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Providing for the survey of the Falls of Red river, at or near Alexandria. (S. 249)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To remove obstructions in the Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana. (S. 403)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Commerce, submitted a report, (No. 150,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the general introduction of a uniform national code of marine signals. (S. 277)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Private Land Claims submitted a report, (No. 188,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Charles Lucas, or his legal representatives, and for other purposes. (S. 334)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the final adjustment of private land claims in the States of Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Missouri, and for other purposes. (S. 580)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 126,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To confirm the title of Henry Volcker to a certain tract of land in the Territory of New Mexico. (S. 240)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 127) 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 Morrison and Charles Ginn. (S. 241)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 147,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Hannibal Faulk and Eliza S. Collier, (formerly widow Scriber,) and the heirs and legal representatives of Benjamin Scriber, deceased. (S. 270)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 189,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs and legal representatives of Pierre Cazelar, deceased. (S. 335)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 210,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Laurent Millaudon. (S. 369)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 229,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Andrew A. H. Knox and Joseph O. Campbell, of the State of Louisiana. (S. 392)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 230,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Temple, of Louisiana. (S. 393)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 410,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to authorize the relocation of land warrants number three, four, and five, granted by Congress to General Lafayette,'' approved February ... (S. 623)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 56,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Randall D. Livingston. (S. 197)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 57,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Cephise Piseros, widow of Louis Labranche, of the parish of St. Charles and State of Louisiana. (S. 198)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 96,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William Marvin, of Florida. (S. 223)

Mr. Benjamin, from the Committee on Public Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 178,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Martin Fenwick. (S. 320)

Mr. Biggs, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 51,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Cezaire Wallace, of the parish of Bossier, and State of Louisiana. (S. 191)

Mr. Biggs, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 52,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Appointing commissioners to ascertain certain facts relative to private land claims in the State of Michigan. (S. 192)

Mr. Bigler, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill, which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making an appropriation for the purchase of a site for a customhouse, post office, and court-house at Trenton, in the State of New Jersey. (S. 600)

Mr. Bigler, 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 construction of a suitable building for the accommodation of the district court of the United States, and the several offices connected therewith, and the post office, at Greenville, South ... (S. 534)

Mr. Bigler, 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 conveying the mails of the United States from Panama to Valparaiso, on the west coast of South America, in connexion with the mail routes already established or hereafter to be ... (S. 633)

Mr. Bigler, 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 conveying the United States mails from New York to Par, on the east coast of South America, touching at intermediate ports. (S. 632)

Mr. Bigler, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Recommitted to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. Reported with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics. A Bill To provide for conveying the mails of the United States from Panama ... (S. 633)

Mr. Brodhead asked and, by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill, which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Discharged and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported with an amendment, viz: strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows, printed in italics. ... (S. 93)

Mr. Brodhead asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill, which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Discharged and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported with an amendment, viz: strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows, printed in italics ... (S. 93)

Mr. Brodhead, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Jane McCrabb, widow of the late Captain John W. McCrabb, assistant quartermaster United States army. (S. 303)

Mr. Brodhead, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 146,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Hastings, collector of the port of Pittsburg. (S. 269)

Mr. Brodhead, from the Committee of Claims, 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 Mrs. Ann P. Derrick, widow of W. S. Derrick, deceased. (S. 294)

Mr. Brodhead, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 177,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Major General Arthur St. Clair. (S. 319)

Mr. Brodhead, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 196,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Santiago E. Arguello. (S. 354)

Mr. Brodhead, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 197,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John P. Baldwin, owner of the Spanish brig Gil Blas. (S. 355)

Mr. Brodhead, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 431,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John B. Johnson and Thomas Johnson, of the State of Arkansas. (S. 637)

Mr. Brown asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 Incorporating the Metropolitan Mechanics' Institute, for the promotion of manufactures, commerce, and the mechanic arts. (S. 498)

Mr. Brown asked and, by unanimous consent, 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 Supplementary to an act to organize an institution for the insane of the army and navy, and of the District of Columbia, in the said District, ... (S. 497)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent 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 Granting certain additional powers to the corporation of Washington. (S. 604)

Mr. Brown asked, and by unanimous consent, 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, and adversely. A Bill To incorporate the Friends' Aid Society of the District of Columbia. (S. 101)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 1,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John H. Horne. (S. 46)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 318,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Shaw. (S. 518)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize certain patented articles to be stamped in packages and to limit the time for commencing actions. (S. 619)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, submitted a report, (No. 167,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Cyrus H. McCormick. (S. 301)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, submitted a report, (No. 291,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Charles Newbold's heirs. (S. 477)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill, which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To relieve the Corporation of Georgetown from the payment of bills for making roads west of Rock Creek. (S. 290)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Ceding to the Corporation of Washington certain public grounds for market purposes, and granting certain powers relating thereto. (S. 625)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the ''Columbian Harmony Society,'' of the City of Washington. (S. 338)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Incorporating the Granite Manufacturing Company of Washington City. (S. 515)

Mr. Brown, 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 Georgetown, in the District of Columbia. (S. 353)

Mr. Brown, 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 Guardians of the Poor. (S. 384)

Mr. Brown, 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 Benzole Gas Light Company. (S. 383)

Mr. Brown, 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 Mutual Building Association. (S. 385)

Mr. Brown, 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 Paper Mill Company. (S. 516)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for improving the harbor of Georgetown, District of Columbia. (S. 291)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the public instruction of youth in primary schools throughout the county of Washington, in the District of Columbia, without the limits of the cities of Washington and Georgetown. (S. 341)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To take the sense of the people living west of Rock creek, in the District of Columbia, on the question of the retrocession of that part of said District to the State of Maryland. (S. 382)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, submitted a report, (No. 136,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the Commissioner of Public Buildings to remove obstructions from certain streets and avenues in the city of Washington, and to prevent trespasses on the same. (S. 251)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, submitted a report, (No. 48,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. An Act For the relief of Michael Nash, of the District of Columbia. (S. 185)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, submitted a report, (No. 58,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the benefit of the Hebrew congregation in the city of Washington. (S. 199)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, submitted a report, (No. 88,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the benefit of public schools in the city of Washington. (S. 214)

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was recommitted the joint resolution, (S. 13,) changing the location of the District armory from the Mall to Judiciary Square in the city of Washington, ''with instructions to report a bill repealing the act making the appropriation for the construction of the armory, and to provide ... (S. 252)

Mr. Butler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times and ordered to be printed. A Bill To regulate the compensation of members of Congress. (S. 398)

Mr. Butler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read the first and second times and ordered to be printed. Considered as in Committee of the Whole, and referred to the Committee on Finance, with an amendment proposed by Mr. Collamer. Reported with an amendment, viz: strike out all after the ... (S. 398)

Mr. Butler asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Committee discharged. A Bill Authorizing the establishment of a navy yard at Port Royal, in South Carolina. (S. 490)

Mr. Butler, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For regulating the terms of the circuit court of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (S. 129)

Mr. Butler, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted a report, (No. 260,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read the first and second times, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed to, and made the special order for, Monday next, the 11th August. A Bill Supplementary to the several acts in force relative to the ... (S. 428)

Mr. Clay, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Tench Tilghman. (S. 584)

Mr. Clay, 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 Biloxi, in the State of Mississippi. (S. 585)

Mr. Clay, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 148,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read the first and second times, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed to, and made the special order for, Tuesday next, May 6, at one o'clock. A Bill To correct the inequalities and want of uniformity in army and ... (S. 274)

Mr. Clayton asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Supplementary to an act to organize the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas. (S. 343)

Mr. Clayton asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. Reported with amendments, viz: insert the parts printed in italics. The bill was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed to, and made the special order for, ... (S. 410)

Mr. Collamer, 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 In relation to the duties of postmasters. (S. 628)

Mr. Collamer, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a report (No. 264) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of George H. Giddings, contractor for carrying the United States mail on route No. 12,900. (S. 432)

Mr. Collamer, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a report, (No. 184,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To test the practicability and usefulness of the atmospheric telegraph. (S. 327)

Mr. Collamer, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a report, (No. 252,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Jacob Hall. (S. 417)

Mr. Crittenden asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To alter and amend the act of Congress entitled ''An act to organize the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas,'' approved May thirtieth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four. For ... (S. 466)

Mr. Crittenden asked, and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To alter and amend the act of Congress entitled ''An act to organize the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas,'' approved May thirtieth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four. For ... (S. 466)

Mr. Douglas, from the Committee on Territories, reported the following bill; which was read the first and second times. A Bill To authorize the people of the Territory of Kansas to form a constitution and State government, preparatory to their admission into the Union, when they have the requisite population. (S. 172)

Mr. Douglas, from the Committee on Territories, to whom was recommitted the bill (S. 172) ''to authorize the people of the Territory of Kansas, to form a constitution and State government preparatory to their admission into the Union when they have the requisite population;'' and the amendment proposed thereto by Mr. Seward, and the amendment ... (S. 356)

Mr. Durkee, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 122,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of James Bell, deceased. (S. 233)

Mr. Durkee, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 123,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Elizabeth V. Lomax, only surviving child of Captain William Lindsay, of the revolution. (S. 234)

Mr. Evans, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report (No. 356) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of Charles Porterfield, deceased. (S. 554)

Mr. Evans, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 107,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Samuel Scott. (S. 228)

Mr. Evans, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 314,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William L. Davidson. (S. 512)

Mr. Evans, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 317,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Elizabeth Montgomery, heir of Hugh Montgomery. (S. 517)

Mr. Evans, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 7,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the settlement of the claims of the officers of the revolutionary army, and of the widows and orphan children of those who died in the service. (S. 109)

Mr. Fessenden, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report (No. 295,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Elias Hall, of Rutland, Vermont. (S. 483)

Mr. Fessenden, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 310,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs at law of the late Abigail Nason, sister and devisee of John Lord, deceased. (S. 508)

Mr. Fessenden, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 33,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of Zadock Thompson, of Vermont. (S. 154)

Mr. Fessenden, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, submitted a report, (No. 234,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Nathan Scholfield. (S. 396)

Mr. Fessenden, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, submitted a report, (No. 280,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Edward Harte. (S. 443)

Mr. Fish, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 315,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Anton L. C. Portman. (S. 513)

Mr. Fish, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 316,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John H. Wheeler. (S. 514)

Mr. Fish, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report (No. 324) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Hiram Paulding. (S. 524)

Mr. Fish, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 301,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of James D. Johnston. (S. 496)

Mr. Fish, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 426,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Edward D. Reynolds. (S. 630)

Mr. Foot, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue land warrants to Joseph Chase, James Young, and Alexander Keef. (S. 558)

Mr. Foster, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 430,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Huldah Butler. (S. 634)

Mr. Foster, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 226,) accompanied by the following bill: which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of Manuel Gonzales Moro. (S. 389)

Mr. Foster, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 227,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Dick, of Florida. (S. 390)

Mr. Foster, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 406,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the final settlement of the land claim of the heirs of Jehu Underwood, in Florida. (S. 616)

Mr. Foster, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report (No. 434) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For relief of the legal representatives of Charles Seton. (S. 643)

Mr. Foster, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 92,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Hannah F. Niles. (S. 220)

Mr. Foster, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted, a report, (No. 204,) accompanied by the following bill; which, was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Catharine V. R. Cochrane, sole surviving child of the late General Philip Schuyler. (S. 362)

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend the second section of the act of August thirty-one, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, allowing additional compensation in certain cases. (S. 395)

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 232,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To refund money advanced by the States of Virginia and Maryland to the use of the United States. (S. 394)

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 253,) accompanied by the following bill, which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Anthony S. Robinson, heir and legal representative of John Hamilton Robinson, deceased. (S. 420)

Mr. Geyer, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 312,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Joseph C. G. Kennedy. (S. 510)

Mr. Green asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Making a grant of alternate sections of the public lands to aid in the ... (S. 638)

Mr. Green, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report (No. 355) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Jeremiah Pendergast, of the District of Columbia. (S. 552)

Mr. Green, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 354,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Michael Kinny, late a private in company I, eighth regiment, United States army. (S. 551)

Mr. Green, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 388,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William W. Spencer, of Iowa. (S. 591)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to change the names of vessels in certain cases. (S. 106)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Establishing the collection districts of the United States, and designating the ports of entry and ports of delivery in the same. (S. 107)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Relating to the appointment of officers for the collection of the customs, and to provide for their compensation. (S. 155)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act passed March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, for the improvement of Savannah river. (S. 123)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend the act passed December thirty-first, seventeen hundred and ninety-two, entitled ''An act concerning the registering and recording of ships or vessels.'' (S. 237)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read the second time, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed to and made the special order for Tuesday, March 4. Resumed as in Committee of the Whole, amended, ordered to be printed as amended, and postponed until ... (S. 107)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Read the second time, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed to, and made the special order for, Tuesday, 8th April next, and special order. Resumed as in Committee of the Whole, amended, ordered to be printed as ... (S. 155)

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, submitted a report, (No. 6,) accompanied, by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Levi Robinson. (S. 105)

Mr. Harlan, from the Committee on Agriculture, submitted a report (No. 292,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill To extend and encourage, for the benefit of agriculture, and other pursuits, the meteorological investigations of the National Observatory and Hydrographical Office. (S. 481)

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making appropriations for fortifications and other works of defence, and for repairs of barracks and quarters, for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven. (S. 141)

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other pensions of the United States for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, and for other purposes. (S. 118)

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Relating to foreign coins and to the coinage of cents at the mint of the United States. (S. 190)

Mr. Iverson, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 309,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of George A. O'Brien. (S. 507)

Mr. Iverson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 360,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William W. Belden, administrator of Ebenezer Belden. (S. 563)

Mr. James, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend the several acts now in force in relation to the Patent Office. (S. 295)

Mr. Johnson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 200,) accompanied by the following bill; winch was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Thomas J. Churchill, late a lieutenant in the first Kentucky regiment of volunteers. (S. 360)

Mr. Johnson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 39,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Joshua Shaw, of Bordentown, New Jersey. (S. 161)

Mr. Johnson, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report, (No. 404,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Theresa Dardenne, widow of Abraham Dardenne, deceased, and their children. (S. 615)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To continue the pension heretofore paid to Mary C. Hamilton, widow of Captain Fowler Hamilton, late of the United States army. (S. 472)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report (No. 421) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Sarah A. Watson, widow of the late Lieutenant Colonel William H. Watson, who was killed at Monterey, Mexico. (S. 629)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 133,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Mrs. Olivia W. Cannon, widow of Joseph S. Cannon, late a midshipman in the United States navy, now deceased. (S. 246)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 134,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Morris Powers. (S. 247)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 14,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Benjamin Berry, a soldier of the revolution. (S. 120)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 156,) accompanied by the following bill, which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a revolutionary pension to Sarah Blount. (S. 285)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 157,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting five years' half pay to Mrs. Ann Turner, widow of Elbert Turner, deceased. (S. 286)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 158,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Nancy M. Gunsally, formerly widow of Lyman M. Richmond, deceased. (S. 287)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 222,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Joseph Hill. (S. 376)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 254,) accompanied by the following bill, which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the children of Thomas Fitzgerald. (S. 421)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 262,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Maurice K. Simons. (S. 429)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 263,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Margaret Davis, widow of George Davis, a sailing master in the United States navy, deceased. (S. 430)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 296,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Mitchell, of the District of Columbia. (S. 486)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 298,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Minerva Catlett, widow of the late Dr. Hanson Catlett, surgeon in the United States army. (S. 488)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 335,) accompanied by the following bill; which was react and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Ryley, an Indian, of the State of Michigan. (S. 530)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 336,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Jonathan Painter, a black man, who acted as a spy in the war of 1812. (S. 531)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 337.) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Catharine Jacobs, of the State of New York. (S. 532)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 61,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Nathaniel Mothershead, of Missouri. (S. 201)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 80,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Increasing the pension of Albert Hart. (S. 206)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 81,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Levi C. Harris. (S. 207)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 82,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Betsey Whipple. (S. 208)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 83,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Restoring Joshua Mercer to the roll of invalid pensioners. (S. 209)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 84,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To increase the pension of Alpheus T. Palmer, late a lieutenant in the ninth regiment United States infantry. (S. 210)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 89,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting a pension to Samuel B. Porter, a soldier in the late war with Great Britain. (S. 215)

Mr. Jones, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted, a report, (No. 221,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Eliza B. McNeill. (S. 375)

Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 193,) accompanied by the following bill: which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Jean B. and Pelagic Faribault, of the Minnesota Territory. (S. 349)

Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 385,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To accept the tender by the State of Tennessee of the late residence of Andrew Jackson as a site for a branch of the United States Military Academy. (S. 587)

Mr. Mallory asked, and by unanimous consent 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 grant to the president and directors of the Palatka and Micanopy Plank Road Company, chartered by the general assembly of the State of Florida, for ... (S. 418)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 199,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Lieutenant Frederick Chatard, United States navy. (S. 357)

Mr. Mallory, 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 Captain Thomas Ap Catesby Jones. (S. 525)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read the first and second times, by unanimous consent, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed to, and made the special order for Wednesday next, the 5th March. A Bill To authorize the construction of ten sloops-of-war. (S. 119)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report (No. 357) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of J. Willcox Jenkins. (S. 555)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 140,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Oscar F. Johnston, a passed midshipman in the United States navy. (S. 257)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 168,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Richard W. Meade. (S. 306)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 194,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Dr. Charles Maxwell, a surgeon in the United States navy. (S. 350)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 241,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William Heine. (S. 400)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 332,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Commander Thomas J. Page, United States navy. (S. 526)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 333,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the petty officers and seamen of the late United States frigate Missouri. (S. 527)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 367,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the construction of an armed steamer for the protection of American commerce in the China seas. (S. 578)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 46,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Increasing the pay of certain officers of revenue cutters, while serving in the navy of the United States. (S. 183)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 47,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Samuel Forrest. (S. 184)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 8,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An act to promote the efficiency of the navy.'' (S. 113)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 8,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. Resumed as in Committee of the Whole, amended, and postponed to, and made the special order for, Monday, the 14th instant, at 12 o'clock, and ordered to be printed as amended, to wit: ... (S. 113)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To create an additional land district in the State of California. (S. 445)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the sale of military reservations. (S. 298)

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted, a report, (No. 266,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To compensate the registers and receivers of the land offices in Florida for services in the entry of certain lands. (S. 435)

Mr. Mason asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by a report, (No. 251.) A Bill To provide for carrying into effect the first article of the treaty between the United States and her Majesty ... (S. 405)

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 142,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William K. Jennings and others. (S. 259)

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 143,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of J. Randolph Clay. (S. 260)

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 170,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Horatio J. Perry. (S. 310)

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 171,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Charles E. Anderson. (S. 311)

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 181,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Peter Parker. (S. 321)

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 182,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of J. E. Martin. (S. 322)

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 187,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Joseph Graham. (S. 333)

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 209,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read the first and second times, and postponed to, and made the special order for, Monday, 14th instant, at one o'clock. A Bill To amend the act entitled ''An act to remodel the diplomatic and consular systems of the ... (S. 368)

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Defining the rights of voters, and the duties of commissioners of elections, in the city of Washington, and for other purposes. (S. 125)

Mr. Pearce, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading.--(See Ex. Doc. No. 84.) A Bill To carry into effect the act entitled ''An act to provide for the accommodation of the courts of the United States for the district of Maryland, and for a post office at Baltimore city, Maryland,'' ... (S. 348)

Mr. Pearce, from the Committee on Finance, submitted a report, (No. 132,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Franck Taylor. (S. 245)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 304,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Alexander J. Atocha. (S. 504)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 359,) accompanied by the following bill, which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John P. Brown. (S. 559)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Brevet Brigadier General John B. Walbach, of the United States army. (S. 309)

Mr. Pratt, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 267,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Susanna T. Lea, widow and administratrix of James Maglenen, late of the city of Baltimore, deceased. (S. 436)

Mr. Pugh asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To authorize writs of error in all cases prosecuted by indictment. (S. 459)

Mr. Pugh asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To prescribe the times and manner of electing senators in Congress and the form of their credentials. (S. 617)

Mr. Pugh asked, and by unanimous consent, obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. Reported with amendments, viz: strikeout all after the enacting clause and insert what follows printed in italics, and amend the title to read, A bill granting a pension to Katharine M. Hamer. A ... (S. 423)

Mr. Pugh, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report (No. 159) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To grant the right of pre-emption in certain lands to the Indiana Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends. (S. 288)

Mr. Pugh, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report, (No. 144,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Granting bounty land to Jared L. Elliott. (S. 261)

Mr. Pugh, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the circuit court of the United States for the southern district of Georgia to entertain appeals, and grant writs of error, in certain cases. (S. 196)

Mr. Pugh, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted a report (No. 433) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of George Whitman. (S. 642)

Mr. Pugh, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted a report, (No. 60,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Adam D. Steuart. (S. 200)

Mr. Reid, 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 Mrs. Mary Gay. (S. 450)

Mr. Reid, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, submitted a report, (No. 289.) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Providing payment for the revolutionary services of Colonel Isaac Shelby. (S. 458)

Mr. Rusk, 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 authorize the Postmaster General to contract with the Panama Railroad Company for carrying the mails. (S. 583)

Mr. Rusk, 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 encourage ocean steam navigation, provide for the transportation of the mails by sea, and for other purposes. (S. 244)

Mr. Rusk, 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 from the Mississippi river to San Francisco. (S. 560)

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a miscellaneous document, (No. 23,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Cranstoun Laurie. (S. 561)

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a miscellaneous document, (No. 24,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company. (S. 562)

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a report (No. 440) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the trustees under the contract between A. G. Sloo and the government of the United States. (S. 644)

Mr. Sebastian asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported without amendment. A Bill For the relief of John Rogers. (S. 366)

Mr. Sebastian asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows printed in italics, and amend the title to read: A bill to confirm to the several States the ... (S. 110)

Mr. Sebastian, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 257,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Livingston, Kinkead and Company. (S. 425)

Mr. Sebastian, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 55,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William B. Trotter. (S. 195)

Mr. Seward asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill, which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, and ordered to be printed: A Bill To amend the several acts now in force in relation to the Patent Office. (S. 386)

Mr. Seward, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. (See Mis. Doc. No. 46.) A Bill To provide for the exploration of the river Niger, in Africa. (S. 607)

Mr. Seward, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. (See Mis. Doc. No. 55.) A Bill For the relief of Townsend Harris. (S. 645)

Mr. Seward, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. (See Miscellaneous Doc. No. 9, and S. Ex. Doc. No. 15.) A Bill To further amend the act approved July seven, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, entitled ''An act to provide for the better security of the lives of passengers on ... (S. 506)

Mr. Seward, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend the act reducing the duty on imports, and for other purposes, passed July 30,1846. (S. 586)

Mr. Seward, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the President of the United States to cause to be procured, by purchase or otherwise, a suitable steamer as a revenue cutter, to be stationed on the Pacific coast of the United States. (S. 631)

Mr. Seward, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the protection of Cape Cod harbor, Massachusetts. (S. 179)

Mr. Seward, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed, to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of J. Hosford Smith. (S. 448)

Mr. Seward, from the Committee on Commerce, submitted a report, (No. 16,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the owners and sharesmen of the fishing schooners Wanderer, Mary, Olive Branch, Two Brothers, and Brothers. (S. 126)

Mr. Seward, from the Committee on Commerce, submitted a report, (No. 28,) accompanied by the following bill: which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the owners of the fishing schooners Brandywine, Forrester, Grampus, Ursula, Stephen C. Phillips, and Union. (S. 140)

Mr. Seward, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 155,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs-at-law of Sarah Crandall, deceased. (S. 284)

Mr. Seward, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 45,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Rebecca Halsey, widow of Zephaniah Halsey, an officer of the revolution. (S. 181)

Mr. Slidell, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 334,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read, and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Thomas J. Page. (S. 529)

Mr. Slidell, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 342,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Edward Lloyd Winder, Lieutenant United States navy. (S. 540)

Mr. Slidell, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 343,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Daniel Ammen, lieutenant in the United States navy. (S. 541)

Mr. Slidell, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 344,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Lieutenant Joshua D. Todd, United States navy. (S. 542)

Mr. Slidell, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, submitted a report (No. 371,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read the first and second times, considered as in Committee of the Whole, and postponed to, and made the special order for, Tuesday next, the 10th instant, at 1 o'clock. A Bill To enlarge and improve the Louisville and ... (S. 579)

Mr. Stuart asked, and by unanimous consent 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 issuing patents in certain cases, where grants of the public lands have been made by Congress. (S. 238)

Mr. Stuart asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, passed to a second reading, and ordered to be printed: A Bill To amend the several acts now in force in relation to the Patent Office. (S. 602)

Mr. Stuart from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To transfer certain rights and duties conferred upon the trustees of the town of Vincennes, Indiana, to the Common Council of the city of Vincennes. (S. 263)

Mr. Stuart, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To continue the improvement of the harbor of Michigan city. (S. 153)

Mr. Stuart, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To direct a re-examination of the account between the United States and the State of Maryland. (S. 157)

Mr. Stuart, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Hiram Moore and John Hascall, or their legal representatives. (S. 304)

Mr. Stuart, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Obed Hussey. (S. 305)

Mr. Stuart, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, submitted a report, (No. 248,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Nathaniel Hayward. (S. 414)

Mr. Stuart, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. [Accompanied by Mis. Doc. No. 59.] A Bill For the relief of certain actual settlers and cultivators who purchased lands, subject to graduation, within the limits of the Choctaw cession of eighteen hundred and thirty, at a less ... (S. 330)

Mr. Stuart, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the extension of the pre-emption privilege in the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska, and for other purposes. (S. 451)

Mr. Stuart, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To enable the United States to make use of the solar compass in the public surveys. (S. 144)

Mr. Stuart, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading.--(See Mis. Doc. No. 77.) A Bill To provide for the selection of the lands granted by the act of Congress approved the twenty-eighth of September, eighteen hundred and fifty, entitled, ''An act to enable the State of Arkansas ... (S. 446)

Mr. Stuart, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report (No. 345) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Releasing to the legal representatives of John McNiel, deceased, the title of the United States to a certain tract of land. (S. 545)

Mr. Stuart, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report, (No. 30,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the entry of certain lands, in the State of Iowa, by Mrs. Caroline Newington. (S. 149)

Mr. Stuart, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted a report, (No. 346,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing Mrs. Jane Smith to enter certain lands in the State of Alabama. (S. 546)

Mr. Stuart, from the Committee on Public Lands, submitted Mis. Doc. (No. 25,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To explain the act approved the twelfth of April, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, entitled ''An act to establish additional land districts in the Territory of Minnesota.'' (S. 145)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 125,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Daniel Doland. (S. 236)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 139,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Nancy Bowen and Sarah Larrabee. (S. 256)

Mr. Sumner, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted, a report, (No. 124,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Lemuel Worster. (S. 235)

Mr. Thomson, of New Jersey, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 85,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making a re-appropriation from the surplus fund for the relief of Lieutenant John Guest, United States navy, and others. (S. 211)

Mr. Thomson, of New Jersey, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 393,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Emma A. Wood, widow of the late Brevet Major George W. F. Wood, of the United States army. (S. 598)

Mr. Thomson, of New Jersey, from the Committee on Pensions, submitted a report, (No. 86,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To increase the pension of Amaziah Goodwin, of the State of Maine. (S. 212)

Mr. Toombs, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 243,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the heirs of Robert McConnell, deceased. (S. 401)

Mr. Toombs, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To amend the acts regulating the fees, costs, and other judicial expenses of the government in the States, Territories, and District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (S. 381)

Mr. Toucey, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted a report, (No. 183,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Charles Stearns. (S. 326)

Mr. Trumbull asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To restore order and peace in Kansas. (S. 342)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Henry Hubbard. (S. 536)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Sally T. Mathews. (S. 296)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report (No. 323) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To provide for the quieting of certain land titles in the late disputed territory in the State of Maine, and for other purposes. (S. 523)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report (No. 392) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John R. Nourse. (S. 594)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report (No. 397) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Alfred G. Benson. (S. 606)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 137,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of the legal representatives of Rinaldo Johnson and of Ann E. Johnson, deceased. (S. 255)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 149,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Norwood McClelland, master of the steamboat ''New World.'' (S. 276)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 151,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William G. Ridgely. (S. 278)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 152,) 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 the late Robert Sewall. (S. 279)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 153,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Anthony Rankin, of Tennessee. (S. 280)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 165,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of James T. V. Thompson. (S. 297)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 185,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Franklin Peale. (S. 331)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 186,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Bronson. (S. 332)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 24,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Metcalf. (S. 135)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 25,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Isaac Cook and others. (S. 136)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 274,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Ephraim Hunt. (S. 437)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 276,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the settlement of the accounts of Luther Jewett, late collector of the district of Portland and Falmouth, in the State of Maine. (S. 439)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 387,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of James Maccaboy. (S. 590)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 41,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Josiah S. Little. (S. 169)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 79,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Peter Grover. (S. 205)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 93,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Samuel V. Niles. (S. 221)

Mr. Wade, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 94,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Abraham Kintzing. (S. 222)

Mr. Weller asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading and ordered to be printed. A Bill Prescribing the manner in which the money appropriated by the act approved May fifth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, in regard to the expenses incurred by the State of ... (S. 365)

Mr. Weller asked, and by unanimous consent 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 constructing a military road from El Paso, on the Rio Grande, to Fort Yuma, at the mouth of the Gila river, and for establishing military posts ... (S. 336)

Mr. Weller asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. A Bill To expedite the construction of a line or lines of magnetic telegraph from the Atlantic States to San Francisco, in the State of ... (S. 622)

Mr. Weller asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. A Bill Providing for an overland mail from some point on the Mississippi river to San Francisco, California. (S. 85)

Mr. Weller asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be printed. Reported with amendments, viz: strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those printed in italics. A Bill Providing for an overland mail from ... (S. 85)

Mr. Weller, 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 Donn Piatt. (S. 340)

Mr. Weller, 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 George P. Marsh. (S. 143)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report (No. 432) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Frederick A. Beelen. (S. 641)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 284,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Dr. James Morrow. (S. 449)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report, (No. 420,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Charles S. Todd, late United States minister to Russia. (S. 627)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading A Bill To promote the efficiency of the army by retiring disabled officers. (S. 572)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading, (accompanied by Ex. Doc. No. 34.) A Bill To increase the efficiency of the United States army. (S. 124)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Authorizing the issue of an additional number of stand of arms for the use of the State of California. (S. 271)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the construction of a military road from some point in the State of Missouri, via Great Salt Lake city, to ''Carson valley settlement,'' on the eastern portion of the State of California, and for the ... (S. 337)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Jacob Dodson. (S. 79)

Mr. Weller, from 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 officers and soldiers of the United States army who sustained loss by the disasters to the steamships ''Winfield Scott'' and ''San Francisco.'' (S. 103)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making appropriations for certain fortifications in Florida, Texas and California. (S. 102)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Providing for a necessary increase and better organization of the Medical and Hospital Department of the army. (S. 111)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Respecting the harboring of deserters from the military service, and to protect the public interests in regard to the enlistment and discharge of minors. (S. 178)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To continue a pension to Christine Barnard, widow of the late Brevet Major Moses J. Barnard, United States army. (S. 413)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To increase the pay of the officers of the army, and for other purposes. (S. 491)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill; which was read the first and second times and referred to the Committee on Finance. A Bill Making additional appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven. (S. 427)

Mr. Weller, from 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 officers and privates of the ''Clinton Guards'' of the county of Macomb, in the State of Michigan. (S. 404)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 108,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of F. A. Cunningham, paymaster United States army. (S. 229)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 145,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of James Davidson, of Kentucky. (S. 262)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 173,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Adam D. Steuart, and of Alexander Randall, executor of Daniel Randall. (S. 313)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 240,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Charles McCormick, assistant surgeon in the United States army. (S. 399)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 322,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Explanatory of an act approved August eighteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, entitled ''An act for the relief of Adam D. Steuart and of Alexander Randall, executor of Daniel ... (S. 522)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 339,) accompanied by the following bill, which was read and passed to a second reading. Read the second time and committed to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets.] A Bill For the relief of Captain ... (S. 537)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 339,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Captain Alexander Montgomery, an assistant quartermaster in the United States army. (S. 537)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 340,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize an increase of pension to Joseph Verbiski. (S. 538)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 341,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of James G. Benton, E. B. Babbitt, and James Longstreet, of the United States army. (S. 539)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 36,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Dempsey Pittman. (S. 158)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 361,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John T. Wright, owner of the steamer ''America.'' (S. 564)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 366,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Major Benjamin Alvord, paymaster United States army. (S. 573)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 37,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of James Harrington (S. 159)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 5,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Captain Langdon C. Easton, Assistant Quartermaster United States army. (S. 104)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 62,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To authorize the Secretary of War to cause to be paid to Captain Geo. E. McClellan, his officers and men composing his company of mounted volunteers, full pay for services ... (S. 202)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 63,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. Agatha O'Brien, widow of Brevet Major J. P. J. O'Brien, late of the United States army. (S. 203)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 87,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Mrs. M. E. McKnight, widow of Francis M. McKnight. (S. 213)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 99,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of A. S. Bender. (S. 224)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the ''bill (S. 102) making appropriations for certain fortifications in Florida, Texas, and California,'' with instructions, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making appropriations for certain new fortifications. (S. 130)

Mr. Weller, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted a report, (No. 367,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Explanatory of an act entitled ''An act for the relief of Dempsey Pittman,'' approved August sixteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-six. (S. 574)

Mr. Weller, from the Select Committee on the subject of a national railroad from the Mississippi valley to the Pacific ocean, reported the following bill; which was read the first and second times, and postponed to, and made the special order for, Monday the fourteenth April next. A Bill To authorize and facilitate the construction of a railroad ... (S. 186)

Mr. Wilson asked and, by unanimous consent, obtained leave to bring in the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by a report, (No. 429.) A Bill For the relief of Daniel Whitney. (S. 595)

Mr. Wilson asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave to bring in the following bill; which was read, ordered to lie on the table, and be printed. A Bill To secure to actual settlers the alternate sections of the public lands reserved in the grants to the States for railroads. (S. 549)

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 53,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill To confirm Joseph Wandestrand in his title to certain lands. (S. 193)

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, submitted a report, (No. 54,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Joseph Smith. (S. 194)

Mr. Yulee from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a report accompanied by the following bill; which was read the first and second times, considered as in Committee of the Whole and postponed until tomorrow. A Bill Providing for the regular transmission of the mail on route 6842. (S. 387)

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 166,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John M. McIntosh. (S. 299)

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 169,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John H. Scranton and James M. Hunt, owners of the steamer ''Major Tompkins.'' (S. 308)

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee of Claims, submitted a report, (No. 321,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of George Phelps. (S. 520)

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee of Claims, submitted, a report, (No. 442,) 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 D. Kehr, deceased. (S. 646)

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading--.(See Mis. Doc. No. 78.) A Bill For the relief of Garman, Wigle, and Benford. (S. 447)

Mr. Yulee, 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 John Ferguson and others. (S. 431)

Mr. Yulee, 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 Providing for the compulsory prepayment of postage on all transient printed matter. (S. 391)

Mr. Yulee, 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 Relating to the transportation of the mails across the Isthmus of Panama. (S. 422)

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a report, (No. 206,) accompanied by the following bill; which was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Scott, Hill W. House, and Samuel O. House. (S. 364)

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, submitted a report, accompanied by the following bill; which was read the first and second times, considered as in Committee of the Whole and postponed until to-morrow. Resumed as in Committee of the Whole and postponed until to-morrow. Resumed as in Committee of the Whole and ... (S. 387)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Bayard to the bill (S. 113) to amend an act entitled ''An act to promote the efficiency of the navy,'' viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following, and amend the title to read: A Bill to promote the efficiency of the navy of the United States. (S. 113)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Intended to be proposed by Mr. Toombs to the bill S. 113 to amend an act entitled ''An act to promote the efficiency of the navy,'' viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: (S. 113)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Hunter to the bill (S. 339) ''to authorize protection to be given to citizens of the United States who may discover deposites of guano,'' viz: strike out the second section of the bill as amended and insert the following in lieu thereof. (S. 339)

Ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Seward to the bill (S. 172) ''To authorize the people of the Territory of Kansas to form a constitution and State government, preparatory to their admission into the Union, when they have the requisite population,'' viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following, and amend the ... (S. 172)

Ordered to be printed. An Act To authorize the investigation and determination of asserted titles to the Hot Springs of Ouachita, in the State of Arkansas. (S. 318)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Phelps submitted the following amendment to the Amendment. Strike out the fifth section of the proposed amendment of the Committee of Ways and Means, and insert: (S. 190)

Ordered to be printed. Mr. Sherman gave notice of his intention to submit the following as a substitute for Senate bill No. 356: Amendments To Senate bill No. 356, entitled ''An act to authorize the people of the Territory of Kansas to form a constitution and State government preparatory to their admission into the Union on an equal footing with ... (S. 356)

Read a first and second time and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported back by Mr. Buffington, from the Committee on Military Affairs, without amendment; committed to a Committee of the Whole House and ordered to be printed. An Act For the relief of the officers and privates of the ''Clinton Guards'' of the county of Macomb, in ... (S. 404)

Read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. An Act To expedite telegraphic communication for the uses of the government in its foreign intercourse. (S. 493)

Read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. Ordered that the Committee of Ways and Means be discharged from the further consideration of the said bill, and that it be referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back without amendment, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for ... (S. 269)

Read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported back by Mr. Simmons, from the Committee on the Judiciary, without amendment. An Act For the relief of Adam D. Steuart. (S. 200)

Read twice, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Making an appropriation for deepening the channel over the flats of the St. Mary's river, in the State of Michigan. (S. 2)

Read twice, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Making an appropriation for deepening the channel over the St. Clair flats, in the State of Michigan. (S. 1)

Read twice, and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported from the committee without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. A Bill For the relief of Anson Dart. (S. 60)

Receive from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment. The bill was read and passed to a second reading. Ordered, That the opinion of the Court of Claims be printed. [See Rep. Com., No. 217.] A Bill For the relief of George A. Magruder. (S. 371)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported by Mr. Brodhead without amendment, and accompanied by a report, (No. 277.) The bill was read three times and passed. A Bill For the relief of Ernest Fiedler. (S. 440)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported by Mr. Brodhead without amendment. The bill was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Matthew G. Emery. (S. 519)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported by Mr. Brodhead, without amendment, and accompanied by a report, (No. 278.) The bill was read three times and passed. A Bill For the relief of Sturges, Bennett & Company, merchants of the city of New York. (S. 441)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported by Mr. Wade, without amendment, and accompanied by a report, (No. 275.) The bill was read three times and passed. A Bill For the relief of Thomas H. Baird. (S. 438)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows, printed in italics. The bill was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Robb. (S. 316)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment and accompanied by a report, (No. 245.) The bill was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Francis A. Gibbons and Francis X. Kelly. (S. 407)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment and accompanied by a report, (No. 246.) The bill was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Joseph D. Beers, of the city of New York. (S. 408)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment and accompanied by a report, (No. 247.) The bill was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Thomas M. Newell. (S. 409)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment and accompanied by a report, (No. 258.) The bill was read three times and passed. A Bill For the relief of Thomas Crown. (S. 426)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment and accompanied by a report, (No. 375.) The bill was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of O. H. Berryman and others. (S. 582)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment and accompanied by a report, (No. 401.) The bill was read three times and passed; and, on motion by Mr. Stuart to reconsider the vote on the passage of the bill, postponed until to-morrow. A Bill For the relief of Jane Smith, of the county of ... (S. 612)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment and accompanied by a report, (No. 403.) The bill was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Lucinda Robinson, of the county of Orleans, State of Vermont. (S. 614)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by a report, (No. 286.) The bill was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Henry and Frederick W. Meyer, merchants of the city of New York. (S. 452)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by a report, (No. 290.) The bill was read the first and second times and postponed until to-morrow. A Bill For the relief of Thomas Rhodes and Jeremiah Austill. (S. 457)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by a report, (No. 368.) The bill was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Nathum Ward. (S. 575)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by a report, (No. 374.) The bill was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Collier H. Minge, Philip T. Ellicott, and Lucretia A. Brodie, administratrix of Charles Brodie. (S. 581)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment, and accompanied by a report, (No. 386.) The bill was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of John Ericsson. (S. 589)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment. The bill was read and passed to a second reading. Ordered, That the opinion of the Court of Claims be printed. [See Rep. Com. No. 220.] A Bill For the relief of Moses Noble. (S. 374)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment. The bill was read and passed to a second reading. Ordered, That the opinion of the Court of Claims be printed. [See Rep. Com., No. 218.] A Bill For the relief of Joseph White. (S. 372)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment. The bill was read and passed to a second reading. Ordered, That the opinion of the Court of Claims be printed. [See Rep. Com., No. 219.] A Bill For the relief of James M. Lindsay. (S. 373)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment. The bill was read and passed to a second reading. Ordered, That the report of the Court of Claims be printed. (See report No. 287.) A Bill For the relief of James Beatty's personal representative. (S. 453)

Received from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported, without amendment. The bill was read and passed to a second reading. Ordered, That the opinion of the Court of Claims be printed. (See Rep. Com., No. 225.) A Bill For the relief of Salvador Accardi. (S. 378)

Received from the Court of Claims, and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment and accompanied by a report, (No. 402.) The bill was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of George Ashley, administrator de bonis non of Samuel Holgate, deceased. (S. 613)

Referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia. Reported back without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To incorporate an Insurance Company in the city of Washington. (S. 160)

Referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back with an amendment, viz: insert the words in italics, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Sally T. Mathews. (S. 296)

Referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back with an amendment, viz: strike out the words within [brackets] and insert those in italics; committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Abraham Kintzing. (S. 222)

Referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Anthony Rankin, of Tennessee. (S. 280)

Referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Isaac Cook and others. (S. 136)

Referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of John M. McIntosh. (S. 299)

Referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of John Tucker. (S. 182)

Referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Josiah S. Little. (S. 169)

Referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported back without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To amend an act entitled ''An act to establish a court for the investigation of claims against the United States,'' approved February 24, 1855. (S. 117)

Referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of the legal representatives of Zadock Thompson, of Vermont. (S. 154)

Referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Peter Grover. (S. 205)

Referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of the heirs of Jabez B. Rooker, deceased. (S. 289)

Referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act Making appropriation for the payment of certain claims. (S. 187)

Referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported back with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets], and insert those in italic. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To remove obstructions to navigation in the mouth of the Mississippi river, at the Southwest Pass and Pass a l'Outre. (S. 14)

Referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported back without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of the owners and sharesmen of the fishing schooners Wanderer, Mary, Olive Branch, Two Brothers, and Brothers. (S. 126)

Referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported back without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of the owners of the fishing schooners Brandywine, Forrester, Grampus, Ursula, Stephen C. Phillips, and Union. (S. 140)

Referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported back without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For the improvement of the harbor of San Diego, in California. (S. 82)

Referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported back without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For the improvement of the navigation of the Patapsco river, and to render the port of Baltimore accessible to the war steamers of the United States. (S. 53)

Referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported back without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To remit or refund duties upon goods, wares, and merchandise destroyed by fire. (S. 5)

Referred to the Committee on Commerce. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Levi Robinson. (S. 105)

Referred to the Committee on Finance and ordered to be printed. Amendment Proposed by Mr. Collaner to the bill (S. 398) ''To regulate the compensation of members of Congress,'' viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following. (S. 398)

Referred to the Committee on Finance and ordered to be printed. Amendments Of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 190,) ''relating to foreign coins and the coinage of cents at the Mint of the United States,'' viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those printed in italics. An Act Relating to foreign coins and to the ... (S. 190)

Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act Directing the payment to George P. Marsh for judicial services rendered by him under the act of eleventh August, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, while minister resident of the United States to the Ottoman Porte. (S. 56)

Referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Betsey Whipple. (S. 208)

Referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Levi C. Harris. (S. 207)

Referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act Granting a pension to Morris Powers. (S. 247)

Referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act Granting a pension to Mrs. Olivia W. Cannon, widow of Joseph S. Cannon, late a midshipman in the United States navy, now deceased. (S. 246)

Referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Reported without amendment, and Committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act Granting a pension to Nathaniel Mothershead, of Missouri. (S. 201)

Referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act Granting a pension to Samuel B. Porter, a soldier in the late war with Great Britain. (S. 215)

Referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act Increasing the pension of Albert Hart. (S. 206)

Referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act Restoring Joshua Mercer to the roll of invalid pensioners. (S. 209)

Referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act To increase the pension of Alpheus T. Palmer, late a lieutenant in the ninth regiment United States infantry. (S. 210)

Referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act To increase the pension of Amaziah Goodwin, of the State of Maine. (S. 212)

Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, Reported with an amendment, viz: Insert the words in italics; and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Mrs. Agatha O'Brien, widow of Brevet Major J. P. J. O'Brien, late of the United States army. (S. 203)

Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Amos B. Eaton, a commissary of subsistence in the United States army. (S. 137)

Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Dempsey Pittman. (S. 158)

Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of James Harrington. (S. 159)

Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment, and Committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Mrs. M. E. McKnight, widow of Francis M. McKnight. (S. 213)

Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Norwood McClelland, master of the steamboat ''New World.'' (S. 276)

Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act To authorize and direct the settlement of the account of the Bank of the State of Missouri for money advanced for the subsistence and transportation of volunteers. (S. 63)

Referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported from the Committee with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets], and insert those in italics;, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of the widows and orphans of the officers, seamen, and marines, of the United States sloop-of-war Albany, ... (S. 76)

Referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported from the committee with an amendment, to wit: the words printed in italics; and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To authorize the construction of ten sloops-of-war. (S. 119)

Referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Samuel Forrest. (S. 184)

Referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported with an amendment, viz: Insert the words in italics; and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Cezaire Wallace, of the parish of Bossier, and State of Louisiana. (S. 191)

Referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported with an amendment, viz: Insert the words in italics; and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of the legal representatives of John Morrison and Charles Ginn. (S. 241)

Referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act Appointing commissioners to ascertain certain facts relative to private land claims in the State of Michigan. (S. 192)

Referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Joseph Smith. (S. 194)

Referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Randall D. Livingston. (S. 197)

Referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Richard Albritton. (S. 170)

Referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act To confirm Joseph Wandestrand in his title to certain lands. (S. 193)

Referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act To confirm the title of Henry Volcker to a certain tract of land in the Territory of New Mexico (S. 240)

Referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Cephise Piseros, widow of Louis Labranche, of the parish of St. Charles, and State of Louisiana. (S. 198)

Referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act To authorize the entry of certain lands in the State of Iowa by Mrs. Caroline Newington. (S. 149)

Referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. Reported from the committee without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Elizabeth V. Lomax, only surviving child of Captain William Lindsay, of the Revolution. (S. 234)

Referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. Reported from the committee without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of the heirs of Samuel Scott. (S. 228)

Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For regulating the terms of the circuit court of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. (S. 129)

Referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of John H. Scranton and James M. Hunt. (S. 162)

Reported back from the Committee on Indian Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of John H. Horne. (S. 46)

Reported by Mr. Bishop, from the Committee of Claims, without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Thomas Crown. (S. 426)

Reported by Mr. Phelps, from the Committee of Ways and Means, with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. Ordered, That its further consideration be postponed until Wednesday, the seventh day of January next, and that the bill and amendments be printed. An Act Relating to foreign coins and to the ... (S. 190)

Reported by Mr. Taylor, from the Committee of Claims, without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. The committee recommend that the bill do not pass. An Act For the relief of William G. Ridgely, and Hodges and Lansdale, or their legal representatives. (S. 278)

Reported from the Committee for the District of Columbia without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For the benefit of public schools in the city of Washington. (S. 214)

Reported from the Committee of Claims by Mr. Taylor, without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. The committee recommend that the bill do not pass. An Act For the relief of the legal representatives of Rinaldo Johnson and of Ann E. Johnson, deceased. (S. 255)

Reported from the Committee of Claims without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of John H. Scranton and James M. Hunt, owners of the steamer ''Major Tompkins.'' (S. 308)

Reported from the Committee of Claims without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of the heirs of Major General Arthur St. Clair. (S. 319)

Reported from the Committee of Claims without amendment. Laid upon the table, and ordered to be printed. An Act For the relief of Mrs. Ann P. Derrick, widow of W. S. Derrick, deceased. (S. 294)

Reported from the Committee of Claims, with a recommendation that it do not pass; and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Sturges, Bennett & Company, merchants of the city of New York. (S. 441)

Reported from the Committee of Claims, with a recommendation that it do not pass; and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Ernest Fiedler. (S. 440)

Reported from the Committee of Claims, with an amendment--viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows in italics--committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Thomas M. Newell. (S. 409)

Reported from the Committee of Ways and Means without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. Motion pending to reconsider the vote by which the bill was committed. An Act For the relief of Franck Taylor. (S. 245)

Reported from the Committee on Commerce without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Making an appropriation for the improvement of the Delaware breakwater. (S. 94)

Reported from the Committee on Commerce, without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of George L. Bowne and William Curry. (S. 455)

Reported from the Committee on Foreign Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Charles E. Anderson. (S. 311)

Reported from the Committee on Foreign Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Donn Piatt. (S. 340)

Reported from the Committee on Foreign Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of J. E. Martin. (S. 322)

Reported from the Committee on Foreign Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Joseph Graham. (S. 333)

Reported from the Committee on Foreign Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Horatio J. Perry. (S. 310)

Reported from the Committee on Foreign Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of J. Randolph Clay. (S. 260)

Reported from the Committee on Invalid Pensions without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Lucy Fitzgerald and the children of Thomas Fitzgerald. (S. 421)

Reported from the Committee on Invalid Pensions without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Daniel Doland. (S. 236)

Reported from the Committee on Invalid Pensions without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Eliza B. McNeill. (S. 375)

Reported from the Committee on Invalid Pensions without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Lemuel Worster. (S. 235)

Reported from the Committee on Invalid Pensions without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Nancy Bowen and Sarah Larabee. (S. 256)

Reported from the Committee on Invalid Pensions without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Nathan M. Lounsbury. (S. 345)

Reported from the Committee on Invalid Pensions without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of the heirs-at-law of Sarah Crandall, deceased. (S. 284)

Reported from the Committee on Invalid Pensions without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act Granting a pension to Mary A. M. Jones. (S. 300)

Reported from the Committee on Invalid Pensions without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act Granting a pension to Nancy M. Gunsally, formerly widow of Lyman M. Richmond, deceased. (S. 287)

Reported from the Committee on Invalid Pensions without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act Granting five years' half pay to Mrs. Ann Turner, widow of Elbert Turner, deceased. (S. 286)

Reported from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act To continue the pension heretofore paid to Mary C. Hamilton, widow of Captain Fowler Hamilton, late of the United States army. (S. 472)

Reported from the committee on Military Affairs with an amendment, in the nature of a substitute, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For the construction of a military road from some point in the State of Missouri, via Great ... (S. 337)

Reported from the Committee on Military Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Charles McCormick, assistant surgeon in the United States army. (S. 399)

Reported from the Committee on Military Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Ephraim Hunt. (S. 437)

Reported from the Committee on Military Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Mrs. Jane McCrabb, widow of the late Captain John W. McCrabb, assistant quartermaster United States army. (S. 303)

Reported from the Committee on Military Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of William F. Russell, of Florida. (S. 547)

Reported from the Committee on Military Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of A. S. Bender. (S. 224)

Reported from the Committee on Military Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Adam D. Steuart, and of Alexander Randall, executor of Daniel Randall. (S. 313)

Reported from the Committee on Military Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Brevet Brigadier General John B. Walbach, of the United States army. (S. 309)

Reported from the Committee on Military Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Charles Stearns. (S. 326)

Reported from the Committee on Military Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of F. A. Cunningham, paymaster United States army. (S. 229)

Reported from the Committee on Military Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of James Davidson, of Kentucky. (S. 22)

Reported from the Committee on Military Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Joshua Shaw, of Bordentown, New Jersey. (S. 161)

Reported from the Committee on Military Affairs, by Mr. Denver, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows in italics; committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of the officers and soldiers of the United States army who sustained loss by ... (S. 103)

Reported from the Committee on Military Affairs, without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Katharine M. Hamer, widow of the late General Thomas L. Hamer. (S. 423)

Reported from the Committee on Naval Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Dr. Charles O. Maxwell, a surgeon in the United States navy. (S. 350)

Reported from the Committee on Naval Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Oscar F. Johnston, a passed midshipman in the United States navy. (S. 257)

Reported from the Committee on Naval Affairs without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act Making a re-appropriation from the surplus fund for the relief of Lieutenant John Guest, United States navy, and others. (S. 211)

Reported from the Committee on Patents without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Edwin A. Stevens. (S. 147)

Reported from the Committee on Private Claims, without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow An Act For the relief of the heirs and legal representatives of Pierre Cazelar, deceased. (S. 335)

Reported from the Committee on Private Land Claims with an amendment, viz: Insert the words in italics; and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Hannibal Faulk and Eliza S. Collier, (formerly widow Scriber,) and the heirs and legal representatives of Benjamin Scriber, deceased. (S. 270)

Reported from the Committee on Private Land Claims without amendment, viz: insert the parts in italics, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Ambrose Lanfear, of Louisiana. (S. 377)

Reported from the Committee on Private Land Claims, without amendment and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of John Temple, of Louisiana. (S. 393)

Reported from the Committee on Private Land Claims, without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of John Dick, of Florida. (S. 390)

Reported from the Committee on Private Land Claims, without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Laurent Millaudon. (S. 369)

Reported from the Committee on Private Land Claims, without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act To vest the title to certain warrants for land in George M. Gordon. (S. 312)

Reported from the Committee on Public Lands without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act Granting bounty land to Jared L. Elliott. (S. 261)

Reported from the Committee on Public Lands without amendment, and Committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act Granting bounty land to Rebecca Freeman. (S. 32)

Reported from the Committee on Public Lands without amendment, and Committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act To enable the United States to make use of the solar compass in the public surveys. (S. 144)

Reported from the Committee on Public Lands without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act To grant the right of pre-emption in certain lands to the Indiana Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends. (S. 288)

Reported from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Hannah F. Niles. (S. 220)

Reported from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act For the relief of Rebecca Halsey, widow of Zephaniah Halsey, an officer of the Revolution. (S. 181)

Reported from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act Granting a pension to Benjamin Berry, a soldier of the Revolution. (S. 120)

Reported from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House. An Act Granting a revolutionary pension to Sarah Blount. (S. 285)

Reported from the Committee on Territories, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert what follows in italics; and amend the title to read: A bill for the admission of the State of Kansas into the Union. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To ... (S. 356)

Reported from the Committee on the District of Columbia, with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Incorporating the Metropolitan Mechanics' Institute, for the promotion of manufactures, commerce, and the mechanic arts. (S. 498)

Reported from the Committee on the District of Columbia, without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To provide for improving the harbor of Georgetown, District of Columbia. (S. 291)

Reported from the Committee on the Judiciary with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. Committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Adam D. Steuart. (S. 200)

Reported from the Committee on the Judiciary without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Mrs. Mary Gay. (S. 450)

Reported from the committee without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To provide for the improvement of the navigation of the Ohio river. (S. 132)

Reported from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported with an amendment, viz: strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows, printed in italics. The bill was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Michael Nourse. (S. 315)

Reported from the Court of Claims and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported without amendment. The bill was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of William H. Chase. (S. 317)

Reported from the Court of Claims, and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported with an amendment, viz: Insert the words printed in italics, and accompanied by a report, (No. 49.) The bill was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill Making appropriation for the payment of certain claims. (S. 187)

Reported from the Court of Claims, and referred to the Committee of Claims. Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert what follows, printed in italics. The bill was read and passed to a second reading. A Bill For the relief of Asbury Dickins. (S. 314)

Reported with amendments, via: Strike out the word within [brackets,] and insert that in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For continuing the improvement of the harbor of New Castle. (S. 96)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For continuing the improvement of the harbor at Chicago, Illinois. (S. 165)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the parts within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To continue the improvement of the harbor of Ashtabula Ohio. (S. 17)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the word in [brackets] and insert that in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Sodus bay, Wayne county, New York, on Lake Ontario. (S. 26)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the word within [brackets,] and insert that in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Making an appropriation for the construction of a harbor at the mouth of Grand river, in the State of Michigan. (S. 39)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the word within [brackets,] and insert that in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To continue the improvement of the harbor of Fairport, Ohio. (S. 21)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the word within [brackets,] and insert that in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To continue the improvement of the harbor of Michigan city. (S. 153)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the word within [brackets,] and insert those in italics, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Sodus bay, Cayuga county, New York, on Lake Ontario. (S. 25)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the word within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Racine, Wisconsin. (S. 89)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the word within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Making an appropriation for the construction of a harbor at the mouth of Black river, in the State of Michigan. (S. 40)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the word within [brackets], and insert those in italics, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To continue the construction of a harbor on the east side of Reedy island. (S. 95)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the word within [brackets], and insert those in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To continue the improvement of the harbor at the mouth of the Black river, Ohio. (S. 20)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert that in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Making an appropriation for continuing the improvement of the harbor of Erie, in the State of Pennsylvania. (S. 116)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Buffalo, New York, on Lake Erie. (S. 23)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Milwaukie, Wisconsin. (S. 92)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Making an appropriation for completing the harbor at Saint Joseph, in the State of Michigan. (S. 43)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Making appropriations for the completion of the piers at the harbor of Monroe, in the State of Michigan. (S. 44)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To continue the improvement of the harbor of Cleveland, Ohio. (S. 19)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To continue the improvement of the harbor of Conneaut, Ohio. (S. 15)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To continue the improvement of the harbor of Sandusky city, Ohio. (S. 18)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets], and insert that in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For continuing and completing the improvement of Red river, at the raft. (S. 70)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strikeout the word within [brackets], and insert those in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To continue the improvement of the harbor of Huron, Ohio. (S. 16)

Reported with amendments, viz: Strikeout the words within [brackets], and insert those in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Kenosha, Wisconsin. (S. 90)

Reported with amendments, viz; Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Making further appropriation for the improvement of the Cape Fear river, North Carolina. (S. 227)

Reported with an amendment, viz: Insert the words in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Incorporating the Granite Manufacturing Company of Washington City. (S. 515)

Reported with an amendment, viz: Insert the words in italics; and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To incorporate The Washington Paper Mill Company. (S. 516)

Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out the word in [brackets,] and insert that printed in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For continuing the improvement of the Hudson river. (S. 412)

Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out the word in [brackets,] and insert those in italics. Committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To continue the improvement of the Rock River rapids, in the Upper Mississippi. (S. 71)

Reported with an amendment, viz: Strike out the words within [brackets,] and insert those in italics. Committed to a Committee of the Whole House tomorrow. An Act For the relief of Joseph Graham. (S. 333)

Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the benefit of the captors of the British brig Caledonia, in the war of eighteen hundred and twelve. (S. 361)

Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of Catharine V. R. Cochrane, sole surviving child of the late General Philip Schuyler. (S. 362)

Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act For the relief of John Scott, Hill W. House, and Samuel O. House. (S. 364)

Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. An Act Providing for the regular transportation of the mail on route six thousand eight hundred and forty-two. (S. 387)

Reported without amendment, and committed to a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To provide for continuing the improvement of the Mississippi river. (S. 51)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For completing the improvement of the harbor of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. (S. 88)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For completing the improvement of the harbor of Oswego, New York, on Lake Ontario. (S. 27)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For continuing certain public works in the State of Massachusetts. (S. 66)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For continuing the improvement of the harbor at the mouth of Oak Orchard creek, New York, on Lake Ontario. (S. 22)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Dunkirk, New York, on Lake Erie. (S. 24)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Mobile, Alabama, at Dog River bar, Choctaw Pass, and to the Lower Fleet. (S. 411)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Providence, Rhode Island. (S. 424)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. (S. 91)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For continuing the improvement of the inland passage between the St John's and St. Mary's rivers, Florida. (S. 433)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For continuing the improvement of the navigation of the Arkansas river. (S. 69)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For the construction of a steam dredge for Lake Michigan. (S. 127)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For the improvement of the harbor of Apalachicola, in the State of Florida. (S. 173)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act For the improvement of the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina. (S. 174)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Making an appropriation for a steam-dredge on Lake Ontario. (S. 28)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Making an appropriation for the construction of a harbor at Marquette, on Lake Superior, in the State of Michigan. (S. 36)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Making an appropriation for the construction of a harbor at the mouth of Clinton river, in the State of Michigan. (S. 42)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Making an appropriation for the construction of a harbor at the mouth of the Kalamazoo river, in the State of Michigan. (S. 37)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Making an appropriation for the continuation and completion of the breakwater in the harbor of Burlington, on Lake Champlain. (S. 29)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Making appropriation for the improvement of the channel at Hell Gate, East river, in the State of New York. (S. 323)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Making appropriations for certain public works in the State of Maine. (S. 54)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Providing for the survey of Atchafalaya bay and approaches. (S. 248)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act Providing for the survey of the Falls of Red river, at or near Alexandria. (S. 249)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To amend the act passed December thirty-first, seventeen hundred and ninety-two, entitled ''An act concerning the registering and recording of ships or vessels.'' (S. 237)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To continue the improvement of Tennessee river. (S. 148)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To continue the improvement of the harbor of Vermillion, Ohio. (S. 134)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To continue the improvement of the Illinois river. (S. 164)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To continue the improvements in the harbor of Newark, New Jersey. (S. 10)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To establish a port of entry at Fernandina, in the State of Florida. (S. 84)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To provide for continuing the improvement of the Missouri river. (S. 52)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To provide for the protection of Cape Cod harbor, Massachusetts. (S. 179)

Reported without amendment, and committed to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. An Act To remove obstructions in the Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana. (S. 403)

Resumed as in Committee of the Whole, amended, read the third time and passed. Ordered to be printed. A Bill To amend an act entitled ''An Act to promote the efficiency of the navy.'' (S. 113)

Resumed as in Committee of the whole; amended, read the third time, and passed. Ordered to be printed. Ordered, That 20,000 additional copies be printed for the use of the Senate. An Act to authorize the people of the Territory of Kansas to form a constitution and State government, preparatory to their admission into the Union on an equal footing ... (S. 356)

Resumed as in Committee of the Whole; amended, reported to the Senate. Ordered to be printed with the amendments and postponed to, and made the special order for, Tuesday, the 3d instant, at 12 o'clock. The parts struck out are in [brackets,] and those inserted are printed in italics. A Bill To establish a Department of Law, and to prescribe ... (S. 347)