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lands to actual settlers, and the passage of the homestead bill; which were laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

And then,

On motion of Mr. Niblack, at 5 o'clock and 30 minutes p. m., the House adjourned.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 1860. The following memorials and petitions were laid upon the Clerk's table, under the 24th rule of the House, to wit:

By Mr. Bristow: The memorial of the heirs of Charles Jones, praying for a grant of land; which was referred to the Committee on Pri. vate Land Claims.

By Mr. Foster: The petition of Z. Pangborn, asking an appropriation to test a new life-boat; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. Curry: The petition of William Freeze, praying to be refunded excess paid on entry of a piece of land; which was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

By Mr. Stratton: The memorial of the attorney for the heirs and legal representatives of Robert Stockton, praying compensation and damages incurred as assistant quartermaster in the revolutionary war; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

By Mr. Potter: The memorial of the heirs of Stephen Damonheretofore referred April 20, 1858; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions

By Mr. Thaddeus Stevens: The memorial of Mary Blattenberger, widow of John Blattenberger-heretofore referred August 4, 1856; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Underwood: The petition of Mary Dover, praying for a pension; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. John B. Clark: The petition of citizens of the State of Missouri, for a mail-route from Scottsville to Coydon; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. Covode: The petition of Walter Bell, heir of Mary Bellheretofore referred January 15, 1855; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. Farnsworth: The memorial of Benjamin and Henry E. Page, praying for relief; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

By Mr. Killinger: The petition of citizens of the State of Pennsylvania, praying for pensions to soldiers of the war of 1812.

By Mr. Isaac N. Morris: The petition of Sarah Moody, praying for a pension.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Dunn: The petition of John Orchard, praying for relief; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

On motion of Mr. Cobb, by unanimous consent, the bill of the Senate (S. 306) to settle the titles to lands along the boundary line between the States of Georgia and Florida was taken from the Speaker's table, read three times, and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Cobb moved that the vote by which the said bill was passed be reconsidered. and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House the following message, heretofore received from the President of the United States, viz: To the House of Representatires of the United States:

In compliance with the resolution of the House of Representatives of March 26, 1860, requesting me “to transmit to the House all information in the possess on of the officer in charge of the Coast Survey showing the practicability of making Harlem river navigable for commercial purposes, and the expenses thereof,'' I herewith transmit a report from the Secretary of the Treasury containing the desired information.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, D. C., April 11, 1860.

Ordered, That the said message be referred to the Committee on Commerce, and printed.

The Speaker also, by unanimous consent, laid before the House executive communications, as follows, viz:

I. A letter from the Secretary of the Interior, submitting, pursuant to the 7th section of the act of 18th August, 1856, an estimate for certain expenses of district land offices; which was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed.

II. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting, in answer to a resolution of the House of the 2d ultimo, the official correspondence of Brigadier General William S. Harney, in command of the department of Oregon, relating to the affairs of that department; which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Gilmer, from the Committee of Elections, reported the folloir. ing preamble and resolution; which were read, considered, and agreed to, viz:

Whereas it is clainied that that portion of the Territory of Minnesota not included in the State of Minnesota still remains an organized Territory, and the residents thereof entitled to have a delegate in the House of Representatives—

Resolved, That the President be requested to communicate to this House, if not incompatible with the public interest, all such information as he may possess in relation to the existence of any such Territory.

Subsequently

Mr. Millson moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the said preamble and resolution were agreed to; which motion, after debate, was disagreed to.

On motion of Mr. Gilmer, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the credentials of Jefferson P. Kedder, as a delegate

from thate limits. f Electionson, by unkers table, e, viz:

from that portion of the Territory of Minnesota not included within the State limits, and accompanying papers-heretofore referred to the Committee of Elections—be printed.

On motion of Mr. Davidson, by unanimous consent, bills and resolutions from the Senate, on the Speakers table, of the following titles, were taken up, and read a first and second time, viz:

S. 209. An act for the relief of Thomas Allen;

S. Res. 24. A resolution for the compensation of Reverend R. R. Richards, late chaplain to the United States penitentiary, in the District of Columbia;

S. 148. An act concerning courts in the Territories;

S. 229. An act for the relief of Angelina C. Bowman, widow of Francis L. Bowman, late captain United States army;

S. 256. An act for the relief of Thomas L. Disharoon, of St. Louis county, Missouri;

S. 295. An act for the relief of William B. Shubrick;
S. 273. An act for the relief of William P. Bowhay;

S. 375. An act to extend the provisions of an act approved March 3, 1851, entitled "An act to limit the liabilities of ship-owners, and for other purposes;''

S. Res. 15. A resolution for the relief of Lieutenant John C. Carter; S. 51. An act for the relief of James Maccaboy;

S. 87. An act for the relief of Lee Deatherage and John Deatherage, or their legal representatives;

S. 98. An act for the relief of Olivia W. Cannon, widow of Joseph W. Cannon, late a midshipman in the United States navy;

S. 113. An act for the relief of Eli W. Goff;

S. 119. An act for the relief of A. M. Mitchell, late colonel of Ohio volunteers in the Mexican war;

S. 120. An act for the relief of William Wallace, of Illinois,
S. 123. An act for the relief of Elizabeth Spear;
S. 124. An act for the relief of Nancy M. Gunsally;
S. 126. An act for the relief of Michael Nourse;
S. 127. An act for the relief of John Robb;
S. 129. An act for the relief of Asbury Dickins;
S. 130. An act for the relief of Richard Fitzpatrick;
S. 134. An act for the relief of James Smith;

S. 135. An act for the relief of Cornelius Boyle, administrator of John Boyle, deceased;

S. 143. An act for the relief of Francis Hüttmann;

S. 144. An act for the relief of Jeremiah Pendergast, of the District of Columbia;

S. 145. An act for the relief of Otway H. Berryman;
S. 151. An act for the relief of Ebenezer Ricker;
S. 154. An act for the relief of Randall Pegg;
S. 169. An act for the relief of Elijah R. Merrill;
S. 170. An act for the relief of H. H. Howard;
S. 174. An act for the relief of William Money;
S. 175. An act for the relief of George Phelps;
S. 176. An act for the relief of R. W. Clarke;

S. 177. An act for the relief of John R. Nourse and others:
S. 182. An act for the relief of Nicholas Underhill;
S. 183. An act for the relief of Cornelius Hughes;
S. 184. An act for the relief of Rebecca A. Correll;

S. 185. An act for the relief of Mrs. Ann P. Derrick, widow of W.
S. Derrick, deceased;

S. 186. An act for the relief of Mills Judson, surety on the official
bond of the late purser Andrew D. Crosby;

S. 187. An act for the relief of Henry G. Carson, administrator of
Curtis Grubb, deceased;

S. 189. An act for the relief of Franklin Peale;

S. 191. An act to provide for the quieting of certain land titles in
the late disputed territory in the State of Maine, and for other pur-
poses;

S. 195. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of James
Bell, deceased;

S. 198. An act for the relief of F. M. Gunnell, passed assistant
surgeon in the navy;

S. 206. An act for the relief of Emilie G. Jones, executrix of
Thomas P. Jones, deceased, and Nancy M. Johnson, administratrix
of Walter R. Johnson, deceased;

S. 207. An act for the relief of James L. Edwards, administrator of
R. Thomas Gedney, deceased;

S. 172. An act concerning the courts of the United States in the
district of Arkansas;

S. 210. An act for the relief of Augustus H. Evans;
S. 238. An act for the relief of M. C. Gritzner;

S. 345. An act for the relief of Mary Walbach, widow of the late
Brevet Brigadier General John DeB. Walbach, of the United States
army;

S. 346. An act for the relief of Joseph Pattee;

S. 378. An act to relinquish the title of the United States to cer-
tain lands occupied by the city of Baton Rouge, in Louisiana;

S. 387. An act for the relief of certain actual settlers on lands
granted to the State of Arkansas for railroad purposes;

S. Res. 27. A resolution authorizing the settlement of the accounts
of John R. Bartlett, late commissioner of the United States to run
and mark the boundary line between the United States and Mexico,
and for other purposes;

S. 82. An act to amend the fourth section of the act for the admis-
sion of Oregon into the Union, so as to extend the time for selecting
salt springs and contiguous lands in Oregon; and

S. 188. An act for the relief of the surviving grandchildren of
Colonel William Thompson, of the revolutionary army, of South Caro-
lina.

Ordered, That the said bills and resolutions be referred as follows,
viz:

S. 209, 373, 51, 113, 126, 127, 129, 130, 135, 169, 174, 175, 176.
177, 185, 189, 191, 206, 207, 210, and S. Res. 27, to the Committee
of Claims.

120, 120ittee on the com

S. Res. 24, to the Committee for the District of Columbia.
S. 148 and 172, to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S. 229, 98, 120, 123, 124, 134, 144, 151, 170, 182, 183, 184, 345,
and 346, to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

S. 256, 87, 387, and 82, to the Committee on Public Lands.

S. 295, S. Res. 15, S. 145, 186, and 198, to the Committee on Naval
Affairs.

S. 375 and 143, to the Committee on Commerce.
S. 119, to the Committee on Military Affairs.
S. 154 and 238, to the Committee on Patents.
S. 187, 195, and 188, to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.
S. 378, to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Moorhead, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Com.
merce, to whom was referred the petition of Henry Woods, made a
report thereon, accompanied by a joint resolution (H. Res. 32) for his
relief; which was read a first and second time, committed to a Com-
mittee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow,
and the resolution and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. Gurley, from the Committee on Printing, reported the follow-
ing resolution, viz:

Resolved, That there be printed, for the use of the House, twenty
thousand extra copies of the President's protest, with the majority
and minority report thereon.

Pending which,
Mr. Houston moved to amend the same by striking out the word

twenty," and inserting the words - twentyfive,'' so as to read
"twenty-five thousand extra copies, &c.;" which motion was agreed to.

The said resolution, as amended, was then agreed to.
Mr. Gurley moved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and
also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table;
which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Gurley, from the Committee on Printing, reported the follow-
ing resolution, viz:

Resolved, That there be printed, for the use of the House, five thou-
sand extra copies of Edward F. Beale's report relating to the con-
struction of a wagon road from Fort Smith, Arkansas, to the Colorado
river.

Pending which,

Mr. Gurley moved the previous question; which was seconded and
the main question ordered and put, viz: Will the House agree to the
said resolution ?

1 Yeas................. 67
And it was decided in the negative, 3 .

5 , Nays................. 92
The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. Garnitt B. Adrain Mr. John A. Bingham Mr Alfred A. Burnham
Cyrus Aldrich
Samuel S. Blair

Martin Butterfield
James M. Ashley
Harrison G. Blake

Charles Case
William T. Avery
Alexander R. Boteler

John B. Clark
Thomas J. Barr
William D. Brayton

Schuyler Colfax
J. R Barrett
Anson Burlingame

Thomas Corwin

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