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

Resolved, unanimously, That the Senate advise and consent to the ratification of the additionalr aticle to the convention for the mutual delivery of criminals, fugitives from justice, in certain cases, conclnded between the United States on the one part and Prussia and other states of the Germanic Confederation on the other part, at Washington, the sixteenth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two.

Ordered, That the Secretary lay the said resolution before the President of the United States.

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom was referred, the 24th February last the convention with Great Britain for the establishment of international copyright, reported it without amendment.

The convention between the United States of America and Belginm for regulating the rijjht of inheriting and acquiring property, conclnded at the city of Washington the 23d day of August, 1852, was read the second time, and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and On motion of Mr. Mason,

Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The new draft of a general convention of friendship, reciprocal establishments, commerce, and for the surrender of fugitive criminals, between the United States of America and the Swiss Confederation, concluded at the City of Berne the 25th November, 1850, was read the second time and considered as in Committee of the Whole; and, On motion by Mr. Mason,

Ordered, That it be postponed until to-morrow.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the resolution submitted by Mr. Clayton the 7th instant respecting certain propositions for tht, settlement of the territorial controversies between the states and Governments bordering on the river San Juan; and

After debate,

On motion by Mr. Shields,

The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 1853.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Adams the 14th instant respecting the election of the Secretary and Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate; and, having been amended, was agreed to as follows:

Resolved, That the Senate will, to-morrow at one o'clock, elect a Secretary, Sergeant-at-Arms, and assistant doorkeeper.

The President pro tempore laid before the .Senate a letter from the president of the board of examination of claims contracted in California, under Lieutenant-Colonel Fremont, requesting the withdrawal of the report of that board and documents communicated to the Senate the 29th December last, for the purpose of correcting and adding to certain schedules accompanying the report; which was read.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the resolution submitted by Mr. Clayton the 7th instant respecting certain propositions connected with the treaty of April 19, 1850; and After debate.

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

Mr. Fish submitted the following resolution for consideration: Resolved, That the 48th rule of the Senate be amended by inserting after the word "Treasury" the words " the Secretary of the Interior." Also, by adding the following to the rule:

No person, except members and officers of the Senate, shall be admitted at either of the side doors of the Senate Chamber; and all persons claiming admission on the floor, excepting members and the Clerk of the House of Representatives for the time being, the heads of the several departments, the private secretary of the President, the chaplains to Congress, jndges of the United States, foreign ministers and their secretaries, and officers who, by name, shall have received the sanction of Congress, or medals by a vote of Congress, shall (each time before being admitted upon the floor) enter their names, together with the official position in right of which they claim admission, in a book to be provided and kept at the main entrance to the Senate Chamber. And no person, except members of the Senate, shall be allowed within the bar of the Senate, or to occupy the seat of any Senator. On motion by Mr. Adams,

Ordered, That Clements, Bryan, and Company have leave to withdraw their petition and papers. On motion by Mr. Cooper,

Ordered, That Daniel Nippers have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

On motion by Mr. James,

Ordered, That Margaret Barnitz, heir of Colonel David Crier, have leave to withdraw her petition and papers.

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

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Nathaniel M. Towle to be collector of the customs for the district and inspector of the revenue for the port of Saco, in the State of Maine, vice Joseph T. Nye, whose commission expired on the 13th of March, 1853.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, March 16, 1.H53.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate William F. Colcock to be collector of the customs for the district of Charleston, in the State of South Carolina, vice William I. Grayson, removed.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, March 16th, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate S. B. Phinney to be collector of the customs for the district and inspector of the revenue for the port of Barnstable, in the State of Massachusetts, vice Ebenezer Bacon, removed.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, March Wth, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Thomas Evans to be attorney of the United States for the district of South Carolina, in place of I. L. Pettigrn, resigned.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, March 16, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Benjamin F. Hallett to be attorney of the United States for the district of Massachusetts, in place of George Lunt, resigned.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, March 16, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate John Bowen to be deputy postmaster at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, whose commission expired on the 4th of January, A. D. 1853.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

March 18, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

1 nominate William D. Marrast to be deputy postmaster at Tuscaloosa, whose commission expired on the 8th of January, A. D. 1853.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

March 16, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Reuben S. Cheney to be deputy postmaster at Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, in place of James A. Dyer.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

March 16, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Samuel R. Anderson to be deputy postmaster at Nashville, Tennessee, in place of John Shelby, resigned.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

March 16, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Fisher A. Hildreth to be deputy postmaster at Lowell, Massachusetts, in place of Alfred Gilman, removed.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

March 16, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Wesley Halliburton to be receiver of public monays for the district of lands subject to sale at Milan, Missouri, vice Abuer L. Gilstrap, whose term of office has expired.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Executive Office, March 16, 1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate William Dowsing, of Mississippi, to be reappointed register of the land office in the district of lands subject to sale at Columbus, Mississippi, his term of office having expired.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Executive Office, March 16,1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Joel Palmer to be superintendent of Indian affairs in the Territory of Oregon, vice Anson Dart, removed.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Executive Office, March 16,1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Lorin P. Waldo, of Connecticut, to be Commissioner of Pensions, vice James E. Heath, removed.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Executive Office, March 16,1853.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Russell M. Bishop to be receiver of public moneys for tbe district of lands subject to sale at Genesee, Michigan, vice G. M/Dewey, whose term of service will expire on the 22d instant.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Executive Office, March 16,1853.
The messages were read.

Ordered, That the nominations of Nathaniel M. Towle, William F. Colcock, and S. B. Phinney be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Ordered, That the nominations of Thomas Evans and Benjamin F. Hallett be referred to the Committee on the Jndiciary.

Ordered, That the nominations of Samuel R. Anderson and Fisher A. Hildreth be referred to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

Ordered, That the nominations of Wesley Halliburton and William Dowsing be referred to the Committee ou Public Lands.

Ordered, That the nomination of Joel Palmer be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Ordered, That the nomination of Lorin P. Waldo be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

The Senate, by unanimous cousent, proceeded to consider the nominations of John Bowen, William D. Marrast, Reuben S. Cheney, and Russell M. Bishop; and

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

Mr. Borland, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom were referred, the 15th instant, the nominations of James Long, Michael G. Dale, and Robert C. Wilson, reported.

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, to to whom was this day referred the nomination of Samuel R. Anderson, reported.

Mr. Rusk, from the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, to whom were referred, the 15th instant, the nominations of Cortez D. Kavanangh, Alexander Gait, Jacob Carter, Thomas B. Bigger, and Turner W. Ashby, reported.

Whereupon

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

Mr. Mason, from the Committee ou Foreign Relations, to whom were referred, the 15th instant, the nominations of Robert B. Campbell, John Randolph Clay, and Theodore S. Fay, reported.

Whereupon

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

Mr. Bntler, from the Committee on the Jndiciary, to whom were referred, the 15th instant, the nominations of George E. Hand, Fernando J. Moreno, Robert J. Chester, George L. Curry, J. W. Nesmith, Benjamin F. Harding, and Thomas Hoyne, reported.

Whereupon

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

Mr. Gwin, lrom the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom were referred, the 10th instant, the nominations of Samuel Edwards, Charles W. Place, Thomas S. English, James H. Stuart, and J. Pembroke Thom, and on the 15th instant that of Benjamin D. Heriot, reported.

Whereupon

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

Mr. Soule, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom were referred, the 15th instant, the nominations of Samuel D. Heap, George A. Z. Smith, Oliver S. Dewey, Charles G. Greene, Charles H. Peaslee, Robert Parks, William B. Snowhook, Kittridge Sheldon, Minott A. Osborn, George S. Hawkins, Addison C. Gibbs, Thomas D. Winner, John P. Baldwin, Peter G. Stuart, William M. King, John Adair, and Robert W. Dunbar, 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 was referred, the 15th instant, the nomination of Daniel Wan, reported.

Whereupon

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

Mr. Bright, from the Committee on Finance, to whom were referred, the loth instant, the nominations of Henry Crocker and Henry M. Bishop, reported.

Whereupon

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

Mr. Butler, from the Committee on the Jndiciary, to whom were referred, the 15th instant, the nominations of O. C. Pratt, Mordecai P. Deady, and Cyrus Olney, reported.

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom were referred, the 9th instant, the nomination ofs Charles P. Stone, George T. Balch, David R.Jones, T. Charlton Henry, and Benjamin P. McNeil, reported.

Whereupon

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

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom were referred, the 9th instant, the nominations of John T. Gardiner and others for regular promotion in the Army, not contained in the previous report of this day, reported.

The Senate proceeded to consider the nomination of John W. T. Gardiner; and

On motion by Mr. Cooper that it lie on the table, It was determined in the affirmative, j N^s

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