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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.
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.
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. 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. 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. 177. An act for the relief of John R. Nourse and others:
S. 185. An act for the relief of Mrs. Ann P. Derrick, widow of W.
S. 186. An act for the relief of Mills Judson, surety on the official
S. 187. An act for the relief of Henry G. Carson, administrator of
S. 189. An act for the relief of Franklin Peale;
S. 191. An act to provide for the quieting of certain land titles in
S. 195. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of James
S. 198. An act for the relief of F. M. Gunnell, passed assistant
S. 206. An act for the relief of Emilie G. Jones, executrix of
S. 207. An act for the relief of James L. Edwards, administrator of
S. 172. An act concerning the courts of the United States in the
S. 210. An act for the relief of Augustus H. Evans;
S. 345. An act for the relief of Mary Walbach, widow of the late
S. 346. An act for the relief of Joseph Pattee;
S. 378. An act to relinquish the title of the United States to cer-
S. 387. An act for the relief of certain actual settlers on lands
S. Res. 27. A resolution authorizing the settlement of the accounts
S. 82. An act to amend the fourth section of the act for the admis-
S. 188. An act for the relief of the surviving grandchildren of
Ordered, That the said bills and resolutions be referred as follows,
S. 209, 373, 51, 113, 126, 127, 129, 130, 135, 169, 174, 175, 176.
120, 120ittee on the com
S. Res. 24, to the Committee for the District of Columbia.
S. 229, 98, 120, 123, 124, 134, 144, 151, 170, 182, 183, 184, 345,
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
S. 375 and 143, to the Committee on Commerce.
Mr. Moorhead, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Com.
Mr. Gurley, from the Committee on Printing, reported the follow-
Resolved, That there be printed, for the use of the House, twenty
twenty," and inserting the words - twentyfive,'' so as to read
The said resolution, as amended, was then agreed to.
Mr. Gurley, from the Committee on Printing, reported the follow-
Resolved, That there be printed, for the use of the House, five thou-
Mr. Gurley moved the previous question; which was seconded and
1 Yeas................. 67
5 , Nays................. 92
Those who voted in the affirmative are-
John B. Clark