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To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Francis A. Chenoweth, from the Territory of Washington, for appointment to the office of associate justice of the supreme court for the Territory of Washington, in the place of Victor Monroe, removed from the Territory.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, July 25, 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Joseph C. Hart, of New York, to be consul of the United States for the island of Tenerifle, in the place of Edward F. Weld, who was appointed in 1847, but appears never to have acted as such.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, 27 July, 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Townsend Harris, a citizen of the United States, for the port of Ningpo, in China, in the place of Charles W. Bradley, transferred to the consulate of the United States at Singapore.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, 27 July, 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate John Higgins, of Pennsylvania, now consul of the United States for the port of Cork, in Ireland, to be consul of the United States for the port of Belfast, in Ireland, in the place of John C. O'Neil, declined.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, 27 July, 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Hugh Keenan, of Pennsylvania, to be consul of the United States for the port of Cork, in Ireland, in the place of John Higgins, who is nominated to be consul of the United States for the port of Bel fast, in Ireland.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, 27 July, 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate John H. Wheeler, of North Carolina, to be minister resident of the United States near the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, 27 July, 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate John L. Marling, of Tennessee, to be minister resident of the United States near the Government of the Republic of Guatemala.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, 27 July, 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Frederick A. Beelen, of Pennsylvania, to be secretary of the legation of the United States to the Republic of Chile, in the place of Thomas E. Massey, declined.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, 27 July, 1854. 3916 E J—v 6 24

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate William Grayson Mann, of the District of Columbia, to be secretary of the legation of the United States to His Majesty the Emperor of Brazil, in the place of Ferdinand Coxe, declined.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, 27 July, 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Daniel Van Voorhis to be deputy postmaster at Brooklyn, New York, vice Gold S. Silliman, removed.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, D. C, July 27, 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Luther Kelly to be deputy postmaster at Geneva, New York, in place of S. H. Parker, removed.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, July 27,1854.

I nominate Lewis S. Ayres to be deputy postmaster at Penn Yan, New York, vice Ezekiel Casner, removed.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, D. C, July 27. 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Benjamin Cornell to be deputy postmaster at Lewistou, New York, vice Moses H. Fitts, removed.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, D. C., July 27, 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Horatio N. Johnson to be deputy postmaster at Little Falls, New York, vice Morris E. Fuller, removed.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, D. C., July 27, 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Luke Baldwin to be deputy postmaster, Ogdensburgh, New York, vice George Robinson, removed.

FRANK: PIERCE.

Washington, D. C., July 27, 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Samuel R. Beardshy to be deputy postmaster at Oswego, New York, vice Cheney Ames, remeved.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, D. C., July 27, 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Albert S. Pease to be deputy postmaster at Pougbkeepsie, New York, vice Isaac Piatt, removed.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, D. C., July 27. 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I hereby nominate Bernard Grey to be deputy postmaster at Galena, county of Daviess, State of Illinois, in place of William P. Millard, removed.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, July 27, 1864.

To the Senate of the United States:

I hereby nominate William White to be deputy postmaster at Raleigh, county of Wake, State of North Carolina, to take effect from the 18th day of March, 1854, when the term of his previous appointment expired.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, D. C., July 27th, 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Darins A. Ogden, of New York, to be consul of the United States for the port of Honoluln, in the Kingdom of Hawaii, in the place of Benjamin F. Angel, rejected by the Senate.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, 31 July, 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Robert S. Cassatt, of Pennsylvania, to be consul of the United States for the Kingdom of Hanover, in the place of Charles Graebe, recalled.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, July 31, 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Henry N. Dowd to be surveyor and inspector of the revenue for the port of Albany, in the State of New York, to take effect Oh the 27th of August, 1854, when the commission of Robert S. Cushman, the incumbent, will expire.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, July 31, 1854.

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 Secretarv of War.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, July 31,1854.

War Department, July 31, 1854. Sir: I have the honor to lay before you the following named officers for regular promotion in the Army of the United States:

Corps of Engineers.

Brevet Second Lieutenant Newton F. Alexander to be second lieutenant, August 1, 1854, the date of Captain Halleck's resignation.

Third Regiment of Infantry.

Brevet Second Lieutenant Alexander McD. McCook to be second lieutenant, June 30, 1854, vice Maxwell, killed in action.

Fourth Regiment of Infantry.

First Lieutenant De Lancy Floyd-Jones to be captain, July 31,1854, vice Grant, resigned.

Second Lieutenant John Withers to be first lieutenant, July 31,1854, vice Floyd Jones, promoted.

Brevet Second Lieutenant Hezekiah H. Garber, of the Fifth Regiment of Infantry, to be second lieutenant, July 31, 1854, vice Withers, promoted.

I am, sir, with great respect, your obedient servant,

JEFFER. DAVIS,

Secretary of War.

To the President Of The United States.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate William Clande Jones, of Missouri, for appointment to the office of attorney of the United States for the Territory of New Mexico, in the place of William W. H. Davis, resigned.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, August 1,1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate John E. Warren* of Minnesota, for appointment to the office of attorney of the United States for the Territory of Minnesota, in the place of Daniel H. Dustin, deceased.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, August 1st, 1854.

To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit a report from the Secretary of State, in answer to the resolution of the Senate of the 23d of May last, relative to the slave trade in the Island of Cuba.

The information contained in the' papers accompanying the report will, it is believed, be considered important, and perhaps necessary, to enable the Senate to form an opinion upon the subjects to which they relate, but doubts may be entertained in regard to the expediency of publishing some of the documents at this juncture.

This communication is accordingly addressed to the Senate in executive session, in order that a discretion may be exercised in regard to its publishing.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, 26 July, 1854.

To the Senate of the United S tates:

In compliance with the Senate resolution of the U>th July instant, requesting that 1 would "canse to be communicated to the Senate copies of all the correspondence and other official documents on file in the De partment of the Interior respecting the claims of persons for services performed and supplies and subsistence furnished to Indians iu (California, under contracts with Indian agents, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-one, and embracing the names of claimants, the amount respectively of their claims, on what account created, and by what anthority, if any," I transmit herewith a communication from the Secretary of the Interior, accompanied by copies of all the papers called for which have not heretofore been furnished. As it appears that most of the papers called for were communicated to the Senate at its first and special sessions of the32d Congress, I have not supposed that it was the intention of the Senate to have them again sent, and I have, therefore, not directed them to be copied.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, July 29th, 1854.
The messages were read.

Ordered, That the nominations of officers of the Army for appointment and promotion be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Ordered, That the nominations of registers, receivers, and surveyorsgeneral be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Ordered, That the nominations of consuls and of officers of the cus toms be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Ordered, That the nominations of Francis A. Chenoweth, William Clande Jones, and John E. Warren be referred to the Committee on the Jndiciary.

Ordered, That the nominations of John H. Wheeler, John L. Marling, Frederick A. Beelen, and William Grayson Mann be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Ordered, That the nominations of deputy postmasters be referred to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom were referred, the 13th July, the nominations of Charles Henry Davis, William A. Webb, Joseph S. Day, and Manrice Simons, on the 21st July those of Ebeuezer Farrand and William E. Hopkins, and on the 25th July that of Panl Shirley, reported.

Whereupon

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

Mr. Toombs, from the Committee on the Jndiciary, to whom were referred, the 21st July, the nomination of George P. Stiles, reported.

Whereupon

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

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom were referred this day the nominations of Ralph Wilcox, James Guthrie, jr., .lames Tilton, John Calhoun, William Pelham, Deidrick Upman, Lorenzo D. Smith, William W. Phelps, Christopher Graham, H. C. Mosely, and Elias Yulee, reported.

Whereupon

The Senate, by unanimous consent, proceeded to consider the said nominations; and

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of the said persons, agreeably to their nominations respectively. On motion by Mr. Dodge, of Iowa,

The Senate proceeded to consider the nomination of Reuben H. Gilson; and

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

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