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To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Seneca W. Ely, of Ohio, to be a purser in the Navy, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the dismission of Purser Dudley Walker.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, February 25, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate George W. Carr to be receiver of public moneys for the district of lands subject to sale at Jeffersonville, Indiana, in the place of Samuel Meriweather, deceased. .

MILLARD FILLMORE. EXECUTIVE CHAMBER, February 26, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Jacob Newman to be marshal of the United States for the eastern district of Tennessee, in the place of Joseph Parsons, resigned.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, February 26, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Eugene Erwin to be collector of the customs for the district and inspector of the revenue for the port of Monterey, in the State of California, in the place of William Henry Russell, resigned.

MILLARD FILLMORE. EXECUTIVE MANSION, Washington, February 28th, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Alexander Thompson to be consul of the United States at Maranham, Brazil, in the place of John U. Pettit, resigned.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, March 1, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate J. Hersford Smith, now consul of the United States at Beirut, Syria, to be consul-general of the United States at the same place.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, March 1, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Charles Huffnagle, now consul of the United States at Calcutta, to be consul-general of the United States at the same place.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, March 1, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Robert John Floyd to be collector of the customs for the district and inspector of the revenue for the port of Apalachicola, in the State of Florida, in the place of Benjamin S. Hawley, deceased.

MILLARD FILLMORE. EXECUTIVE MANSION, Washington, March 1st, 1853. 3916 E J—V

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To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate James H. Stuart, of Pennsylvania, to be an assistant sur. geon in the Nary, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the promotion of Passed Assistant Surgeon James Jeffray Brownlee.

J. Pembroke Thom, of Virginia, to be an assistant surgeon in the Navy, to fill a vacancy occasioned by the promotion of Passed Assistant Surgeon Stephen A. McCreery.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, March 1, 1853. To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Charles W. Christmas, who was commissioned during the recess of the Senate, to be register of the land office at Sauk Rapids, Minnesota Territory.

MILLARD FILLMORE. EXECUTIVE OFFICE, Washington, March 2d, 1853. To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate John T. Golding, an American citizen residing at Laguayra, to be consul of the United States at that place, in the room of Nicholas J. Keefe, removed.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, March 2, 1853. To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Reuben M. Richardson, who was commissioned during the recess of the Senate, to be receiver of public moneys at Sauk Rapids, Minnesota Territory.

MILLARD FILLMORE. EXECUTIVE OFFICE, Washington, March 2, 1853. To the Senate of the United States :

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

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, March 3, 1853.

WAR DEPARTMENT, March 3, 1853. SIR: I have the honor to lay before you the following list of officers for promotion and appointment in the Army of the United States :

PROMOTION

Second Regiment of Artillery. Second Lieutenant Henry Benson to be first lieutenant, March 2, 1853, vice kipley, resigned.

APPOINTMENT.

Second Regiment of Artillery. Benjamin P. McNeill, of New Hampshire, to be second lieutenant, March 2, 1853, vice Bensou, promoted. I am, sir, with great respect, y'r ob't serr'i,

C. M. CONRAD,

Secretary of War. To the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

Whereupon

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

Resolved, That the forementioned nominations having been made to the Senate at its last session by the late President of the United States, and having been neither approved nor rejected, it is now ordered, in compliance with the standing rule of the Senate, that they be no further acted on.

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 withdraw all nominations made to the Senate before the close of the last session and not definitely acted upon.

FRANK. PIERCE. WASHINGTON, March 7, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate William L. Marcy, of New York, to be Secretary of State, in place of Edward Everett, resigned.

FRANK. PIERCE. WASHINGTON, March 7, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate James Guthrie, of Kentucky, to be Secretary of the Treasury, in place of Thomas Corwin, resigned.

FRANK. PIERCE. WASHINGTON, March 7, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States :

I noininate Robert McClelland, of Michigan, to be Secretary of the Interior, in place of Alexander H. Stuart, resigned.

FRANK. PIERCE. WASHINGTON, March 7, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, to be Secretary of War, in place of Charles M. Conrad, resigned.

FRANK. PIERCE. WASHINGTON, March 7, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate James C. Dobbin, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of the Navy, in place of John P. Kennedy, resigned.

FRANK. PIERCE.. WASHINGTON, March 7, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate James Campbell, of Pennsylvania, to be Postmaster. General, in place of Samuel D. Hubbard, resigned.

FRANK. PIERCE. WASHINGTON, March 7, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Caleb Cushing, of Massachusetts, to be Attorney-Gen. eral, in place of J. J. Crittenden, resigned.

FRANK. PIERCE. WASHINGTON, March 7, 1853.

The messages were read.

The Senate, by unanimous consent, proceeded to consider the nominations of William L. Marcy, James Guthrie, Robert McClelland, Jef. ferson Davis, James C. Dobbin, James Campbell, and Caleb Cushing; and

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

TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 1853.

On motion by Mr. Badger, and by unanimous consent,

Ordered, That the following be the standing committees of the Sen. ate:

A Committee on Foreign Relations, consisting of Mr. Mason, chair. man, Mr. Douglas, Mr. Clayton, Mr. Norris, and Mr. Everett.

A Committee on Finance, consisting of Mr. Hunter, chairman, Mr. Bright, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Gwin, and Mr. Badger.

A Committee on Commerce, consisting of Mr. Hamlin, chairman, Mr. Soulé, Mr. Seward, Mr. Dodge of Wisconsin, and Mr. Benjamin.

A Committee on Military Affairs, consisting of Mr. Shields, chair. man, Mr. Borland, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Fitzpatrick, and Mr. Jones, of Tennessee.

A Committee on Naval Affairs, consisting of Mr. Gwin, chairman, Mr. Mallory, Mr. Fish, Mr. Thomson, of New Jersey, and Mr. Toombs.

A Coinmittee on Public Lands, consisting of Mr. Borland, chairman, Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, Mr. Pratt, Mr. Pettit, and Mr. Thompson, of Kentucky.

A Committee on Indian Affairs, consisting of Mr. Sebastian, chairman, Mr. Walker, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Rusk, and Mr. Smith.

A Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, consisting of Mr. James, chairman, Mr. Evans, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Stuart, and Mr. Smith.

A Committee on the Judiciary, consisting of Mr. Butler, chairman, Mr. Toucey, Mr. Geyer, Mr. Stuart, and Mr. Phelps.

A Committee of Claims, consisting of Mr. Brodhead, chairman, Mr. Adams, Mr. Pratt, Mr. Chase, and Mr. Wade.

A Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, consisting of Mr. Rusk, chairman, Mr. Soulé, Mr. Morton, Mr. Hamlin, and Mr. Smith.

A Committee on Roads and Canals, consisting of Mr. Bright, chairman, Mr. Douglas, Mr. Geyer, Mr. Adams, and Mr. Sumner.

A Committee on Pensions, consisting of Mr. Jones, of Iowa, chair. man, Mr. Weller, Mr. Foot, Mr. Evans, and Mr. Toombs.

A Committee on the District of Columbia, consisting of Mr. Shields, chairman, Mr. Norris, Mr. Badger, Mr. Mallory, and Mr. Cooper.

A Committee on Territories, consisting of Mr. Douglas, chairman, Mr. Weller, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Houston, and Mr. Jones, of Tennessee.

A Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate, consisting of Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, chairman, Mr. Foot, and Mr. Bright.

A Committee on Public Buildings, consisting of Mr. James, chair. man, Mr. Badger, and Mr. Hunter.

A Committee on the Library, consisting of Mr. Pearce, chairman, Mr. Bayard, and Mr. Atherton,

A Committee on Printing, consisting of Mr. Borland, chairman, Mr. Hamlin, and Mr. Smith.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolutions submitted yesterday by Mr. Clayton, respecting certain propositions for the settlement of the territorial controversies between the states and Governments bordering on the river San Juan; and, After debate,

On motion by Mr. Smith, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until to-morrow.

The following message, received from the President of the United States the 1st of March, was read: To the Senate of the United States :

In answer to the resolution of the Senate of the 17th January last, requesting information in regard to the fisheries on the coasts of the American provinces, I transmit a report of the Secretary of State, and the documents which accompanied it.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, February 28, 1853. Ordered, That it be printed.

The following messages from the President of the United States, re. ceived during the last session, were read : To the Senate of the United States :

I transmit to the Senate for its consideratiou, with a view to ratification, a consular convention concluded in this city on the 23d instant between the United States and His Majesty the Emperor of the French.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, 25th February, 1853. To the Senate of the United States :

I herewith transmit, for the consideration and advice of the Senate, a treaty recently entered into with the Apache indians, in New Mexico, by Colonel Sumner and Mr. Greiner, acting on behalf of the United States, together with the letter of Colonel Sumner on the subject of the treaty, and reports thereon from the Commissioner of Indian Af. fairs and the Secretary of the Interior.

MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, February 28, 1853.

The consular convention between the United States of America and His Majesty the Einperor of the French, concluded in the City of Washington on the 23d day of February, 1853, was read the first time; and,

On motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, That the convention, with the message communicating the same, be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations and printed in confidence for the use of the Senate.

The treaty between Colonel E. V. Sumner, commanding the Ninth Military Department and in charge of the executive office in New Mex

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