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Whereupon

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of the said persons, agreeably to their nominations respectively.

Mr. Hunter, from the Committee on Finance, to whom were referred, the 29th instant, the nominations of Thomas M. Pettit, Robert Ewing, John A. Dix, and Lewis A. Birdsall, reported. On motion by Mr. Butler,

The Senate proceeded again to consider the nomination of Abraham T. Hillyer; and

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to his appointment, agreeably to the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Badger, the 16th instant, in relation to the power of the President to remove Territorial jndges; and,

After debate,

On motion by Mr. Phelps,

The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, APeli 1, 1853.

On motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, That Francis W. Rice have leave to withdraw his memorial and papers.

Mr. Brodhead submitted the following resolution for consideration: Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be required to procure, so far as practicable, and furnish the same to the Senate at the commencement of the next session of Congress, the following information, viz:

The aggregate amount of Federal, State, city, county, railroad, canal, and other corporation bonds, stocks, or other evidence of their debt held in Europe and other foreign countries on the 30th June, 1853, specifying separately, so far as the same can be ascertained, the amount of each of the above description of bonds and stocks.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate pay such clerks of the committees as have been employed during this extra session the usual compensation for the time they may be so employed.

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom were referred, the 31st March, the nominations of James H. Birch and William Brown, reported.

Whereupon

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of the said persons, agreeably to their nominations respectively.

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, to whom were referred, the 29th March, the nominationsof Daniel Watrous, William L. Tucker, John Miller, and, on the 31st March, that of C. R. Dixon, reported.

Whereupon

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of the said persons, agreeably to their nominations respectively.

Mr. Toucey, from the Committee on the Jndiciary, to whom were referred, the31st March, the nominations of Wesley Jones, Charles Cuapin, John W. Watkins, Lucius B. Peck, Nathaniel S. Price, Sauiael W. Inge, and William M. Addison, reported. 3916 K J—V 6 9

Whereupon

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of the said persons, agreeably to their nominations respectively.

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee ou the Post-Office and Post -Roads, to whom was referred, the 31st March, the nomination of J. J. W. Grey, reported.

Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred, the 31st March, the nomination of John H. Briscoe, reported.

Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom were referred, the 31st March, the nominations of Philip F. Thomas, Edmund Wright, and Albert H. Clark, reported.

Whereupon

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of the said persons, agreeably to their nominations respectively.

Mr. Hamlin,from the Committee on Commerce, to whom were referred, the 31st March, the nominations of James Polk and John Kettlewell, reported.

Whereupon

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of the said persons, agreeably to their nominations, respectively.

On motion by Mr. Hamlin that the Senate reconsider the vote on advising and consenting to the appointment of James Polk and John Kettlewell,

It was determined in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the said nominations lie on the table.

Mr. Toucey, from the Committee on the Jndiciary, to whom was referred, the 31st March, the nomination of Charles R. Jordan, reported.

The Senate proceeded to consider the nominations of James A. Jones, Warren Hathaway, Miguel Antonio Otero, Robert Ewing, Lewis A. Birdsall, J. J W. Grey, and John H. Briscoe; and

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of the said persons, agreeably to their nominations respectively.

The Senate proceeded to consider the nomination of John A. Dix; and

After debate,

t n the question, Will the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of John A. Dix!

It was determined in the affirmative, j

On motion by Mr. Bright, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Atherton, Borland, Brodhead, Chase, Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Douglas, Fitzpatrick, Foot, Gwin, Hamlin, Houston, Hunter, Mallory, Norris, Pettit, Sebastian, Seward, Shields, Smith, Soule, Stuart, Sumner, Thomson of New Jersey, Toucey, Walker, Weller, Wright.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Atchison, Bright, Butler, Evans, Mason, Morton, Rusk, Thompson of Kentucky. So it was

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of John A. Dix, agreeably to the nomination.

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads, to whom were referred, the 29th March, the nomination of Isaac V. Fowler, and on the 31st March those of William Harrison Sigourney, A. P. Moderwell, Wilie B. Dortch, Charles L. Cocke, Thomas Perry, and Jacob G. Davies, reported. Whereupon

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of the said persons, agreeably to their nominations, respectively.

Mr. Douglas, from the Committee on the Territories, to whom was referred, the 31st March, the nomination of Willis A. Gorman, reported.

Whereupon

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to his appointment, agreeably to the nomination.

The following messages were received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Webster, his secretary:

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Joseph Travis Rosser, of Virginia, to be secretary of the Territory of Minnesota, vice Alexander Wilkin, removed.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Executive Office, March 31,1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Richard Griffith to be marshal of the United States for the southern district of Mississippi, in the place of Fielding Davis, removed.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, March 31,1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate L. D. Starke to be collector of the customs for the district of Camden and inspector of the revenue for the port of Elizabeth City, in the State of North Carolina, vice George W. Charles, resigned.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, March 31, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate the officers named in the accompanying list for regular promotion in the Army of the United States, as proposed by the Secretary of War.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, March 31,1853.

War Department, March 31, 1853. Sir: I have the honor to lay before you the following list of officers for regular promotion in the Army of the United States:

Corps of Engineers.

Second Lieutenant William H. C. Whiting to be first lieutenant, March 16, 1853, vice Steveus, resigned.

Brevet Second Lieutenant James C. Duane to be second lieutenant, March 16, 1853, vice Whiting, promoted.

Second Regiment of Artillery.

First Lieutenant John C. Tidball to be first lieutenant, March 31,1853, vice Peck, resigned.

Brevet Second Lieutenant James Van Voast, of the Third Regiment of Artillery, to be second lieutenant, March 31,1853, vice Tidball, promoted.

I am, sir, with great respect, your ob't servant,

JEFFER. DAVIS,

Secretary of War.

To the President Of The United States:

To the Senate of the United States:

I hereby nominate Twyinan Wayt to be deputy postmaster at Charlottesville, in the county of Albemarle, State of Virginia; said office having become subject to Presidential appointment within the last fiscal year.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Executive Chamber, March 31st, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I hereby nominate William McNulty to be a deputy postmaster at Georgetown, in the district of Georgetown, State of South Carolina, the commissions for the year ending the 30th of June last having exceeded one thousand dollars.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Executive Chamber, March 31st, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I hereby nominate G. H. Rundlett to be deputy postmaster at Portsmouth, in the county of Rockingham, State of New Hampshire, in the place of Thomas L. Tullock, removed.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Executive Chamber, April 1st, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate P. Allen, jr., to be deputy postmaster at Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in place of Henry G. Davis, the present incumbent.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Executive Chamber, April 1st, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Douglass A. Danforth to be deputy postmaster at Burlington, Vermont, in place of Luther P. Blodfiet, the present incumbent.

FRANK. PIERCE.

Executive Chamber, April 1st, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I hereby nominate T. P. Theobald to be deputy postmaster atGardiner, in the county of Kennebec, State of Maine, in the place of Lawson H. Greene, the present incumbent.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Executive Chamber, April 1st, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I hereby nominate Edgar Whidden to be deputy postmaster at Calais, in the county of Washington, State of Maine, in place of Benjamin M. Flint, the present incumbent.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Executive Chamber, April 1st, 1853.

To the Sena te of the United States:

I hereby nominate Thomas K. Lane to be deputy postmaster at Saco, in the county of York, State of Maine, in place of F. T. Storer, the present incumbent.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Executive Chamber, April 1st, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I hereby nominate Joseph S. Noyes to be deputy postmaster at Belfast, in the county of Waldo, State of Maine, in place of Charles Giles, the present incumbent.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Executive Chamber, April 1st, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I hereby nominate N. L. Woodbury to be deputy postmaster at Portland, in the county of Cumberland, State of Maine, in place of Joshua Dunn, present incumbent.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Executive Chamber, April 1st, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I hereby nominate Joseph C. Snow to be deputy postmaster at Bath, in the county of Lincoln, State of Maine, in place of Rufus R. Haines, the present incumbent.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Executive Chamber, April 1st, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate George H. Ritchie to be a purser in the Navy, to fill a vacancy occasioned by the dismissal of Purser Dndley Walker.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, April 1,1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

1 nominate William G. Marcy to be a purser in the Navy, to fill a vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Purser James C. Douglass.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, April 1, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Nehemiah Moses to be Navy agent for the naval station at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for four years, in place of Charles H. Ladd, removed.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, April 1, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Leander Chapman to be surveyor-general of the United 8tates for the district northwest of the Ohio, embracing the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan, vice Charles Noble, removed.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Executive Office, April 1, 1853.

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