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To the Senate of the United States :

A commission having been granted during the recess of the Senate to Levi S. Lightner as surveyor of the customs for the port of Cairo, in the State of Illinois, in the place of John S. Hacker, whose commission expired, I now nominate him to the same.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, December 8th, 1858.

To the Senate of the United States :

A commission having been granted during the recess of the Senate to Hiram R. Nixon as surveyor of the customs for the district of Wilmington, in the State of North Carolina, in the place of William B. Flanner, resigned, I now nominate him to the same.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, December 8th, 1858.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Alexander Wilson, of Pensylvania, to be attorney of the United States for the Territory of Utah, the said Wilson having been appointed by me during the recess of the Senate, vice John M. Xockaday, removed.

JAMES BUCHANAN. DEC. 8TH, 1858.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Rush Elmore, of Kansas T., to be associate justice of the supreme court of said Territory, the said Elmore having been appointed by me during the recess of the Senate, vice Sterling G. Cato, resigned.

JAMES BUCHANAN. 1858.

DEC. 8TH,

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Charlas U. Pine, of Illinois, to be marshal of the United States for the northern district of that State, the said Pine having been appointed by me during the recess of the Senate, vice J. W. Davidson, removed.

JAMES BUCHANAN. DEC. 8TH, 1858.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Alfred M. Lay, of Missouri, to be attorney of the United States for the western district of that State, the said Lay having been appointed by me during the recess of the Senate, vice M. M. Parsons, resigned.

JAMES BUCHANAN. DEC. 8TH, 1858.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Walter Forward, of Oregon T., to be marsbal of the Uni. ted States for said Territory, the said Forward having been appointed by me during the recess of the Senate, vice John McCraken, resigned.

JAMES BUCHANAN. DEC. 8TH, 1858.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate William H. Dana to be a lieutenant in the Navy, froin the 1st of July, 1858, vice Edward C. Stockton, cashiered.

Edward E. Potter to be a lieutenant in the Navy, from the 9th of July, 1858, vice J. Dorsey Read, deceased.

George Bacon to be a lieutenant in the Navy, from the 26th of October, 1858, vice De Grasse Livingston, resigned.

1. Crossan Chaplin to be a lieutenant in the Navy, from the 18th of November, 1858, vice William E. Boudinot, resigned.

Edward Hudson to be a surgeon in the Navy, from the 29th of July, 1858, vice William A. Nelson, resigned.

Robert T. Maccoun to be a surgeon in the Navy, from the 21st of Sep. tember, 1858, vice Benajah Ticknor, deceased.

Charles E. Lining to be an assistant surgeon in the Navy, from the 1st of July, 1858, vice Michael O'Hara, resigned.

Jonathan C. Bertolette to be an assistant surgeon in the Navy, from the 4th of July, 1858, vice Robert Carter, resigned.

Thomas W. Leach io be an assistant surgeon in the Navy, from the 29th of July, 1858, vice Edward Hudson, promoted.

Marcellus P. Christian to be an assistant surgeon in the Navy, from the 3d of September, 1858, vice John L. Burtt, dismissed.

James J. Magee to be an assistant surgeon iú the Navy, from the 8th of October, 1858, vice Robert T. Maccoun, promoted.

Benjamin F. Gibbs to be an assistant surgeon in the Navy, from the 12th of November, 1858, vice Wyatt M. Brown, resigned.

Joseph O. Burnett to be an assistant surgeon in the Navy, from the 2d December, 1858, vice Ashton Miles, dismissed.

William M. King, to be an assistant surgeon in the Navy, from the 3d of December, 1858, vice James S. Gilliam, resigned.

Granville T. Pierce to be a purser in the Navy, from the 3d of November, 1858, vice John J. Jones, dismissed.

James Fulton to be a purser in the Navy, from the 20th of November, 1858, vice J. B. Danforth, jr., resigned.

Henry H. Stewart to be a chief engineer in the Navy, from the 21st of July, 1858, to fill an existing vacancy.

Alban C. Stimers to be chief engineer in the Navy, from the 21st of July, 1858, to fill an existing vacancy.

Robert Tapsill to be a captain in the Marine Corps, from the 29th of November, 1858, vice Benjamin E. Brooke, deceased.

Robert L. Browning to be a first lieutenant in the Marine Corps, from the 29th of November, 1858, vice Robert Tansill, promoted.

Henry L. Ingraham to be a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps, from the 1st of July, 1858, vice Rufus A. Whittier, dismissed.

J. Howard Rathbone to be a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps, from the 25th of October, 1858, vice John U. Payne, dismissed.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, D. O., December 6, 1858.

NAVY DEPARTMENT, December 6, 1858. SIR: I have the honor to submit to you, herewith, a nomination of officers, promoted and appointed to fill vacancies which occurred during the recess of the Senate, by ordinary casualties of the service. I am, sir, with great respect, your ob’d't servant,

ISAAC TOUCEY.

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.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, December 10, 1858.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, December 10, 1858. SIR: I have the honor to lay before you the following list of projnotions and appointments in the Army of the United States :

PROMOTIONS.

Medical Department.

Assistant Surgeon James Simons to be surgeon, vice Harney, de ceased, to date from August 29, 1856, and to take place on the Army Register next below Surgeon David C. DeLeon.

Corps of Engineers. Brevet Second Lieutenant Richard K. Meade, jr., to be second lieu. tenant, July 2!!, 1858, the date of Capt. Sanders' death.

Brevet Second Lientenant Edward P. Alexander to be second lieu. tenant, October 19, vice N. F. Alexander, deceased.

First Regiment ef Dragoons. Second Lieutenant William D. Pender to be first lieutenant, May 17, 1858, vice Taylor, killed in action.

Brevet Second Lieutenant Samuel F. Ferguson, of the Second Dragoons, to be second lieutenant, vice Pender, promoted, to date from June 14, 1858.

Brevet Second Lieutenant Marcus A. Reno to be second lieutenant, vice Caston, killed in action, to date from June 14, 1858.

Second Regiment of Cavalry. Second Lieutenant John B. Hood to be first lieutenant, August 18, 1858, vice Radziminski, deceased.

Brevet Second Lieutenant Manning M. Kimmel, of the First Cavalry, to be second lieutenant, August 18, 1858, vice Hood, promoted.

Brevet Second Lieutenant George A. Cunningham, of the First Cav. alry, to be second lieutenant, October 1, 1858, vice Van Camp, killed in action.

Regiment of Mounted Riflemen. First Lieutenant Robert M. Morris to be captain, June 14, 1858, vice Rbett, appointed paymaster.

Secoud Lieutenant Joseph G. Tilford to be first lieutenant, June 14, 1858, vice Morris, promoted.

Brevet Second Lieutenant Ira W. Chaflin to be second lieutenant, June 14, 1858, vice Tilford, promoted.

Fourth Regiment of Artillery. Captain Erasmus D. Keyes, of the Third Artillery, to be major, Oca tober 12, 1858, vice Taylor, deceased.

Third Regiment of Artillery.

First Lieutenant George P. Andrews to be captain, October 12, 1858, vice Keyes, promoted to First Artillery.,

Second Lieutenant Lyman M. Kellogg to be first lieutenant, July 31, 1858, vice Mowry, resigned.

Second Lieutenant Thomas M. Saunders to be first lieutenant, October 12, 1858, vice Andrews, promoted.

Brevet Second Lieutenant William Sinclair, of the Second Artillery, to be second lieutenant, July 31, 1858, vice Kellogg, promoted.

Brevet Second Lieutenant Augustus G. Robinson, of the Fourth Artillery, to be second lieutenant, October 12, 1858, vice Saunders, promoted.

Seventh Regiment of Infantry. Cadet Charles H. Ingraham to be second lieutenant, July 1, 1858, vice Peck, transferred to the Eighth Infantry.

Brevet Second Lieutenant Asa B. Carey, of the Sixth Infantry, to be second lieutenant, October 22, 1858, vice O'Connor, resigned.

Eighth Regiment of Infantry.

First Lieutenant Thomas G. Pitcher to be captain, October 19, 1858, vice Wood, deceased.

Second Lieutenant Thomas M. Jones to be first lieutenant, July 19, 1858, vice Wood, promoted.

Second Lieutenant William Craig to be first lieutenant, October 19, 1858, vice Pitcher, promoted.

Brevet Second Lieutenant James J. Van Horn, of the First Infantry, to be second lieutenant, July 19, 1858, vice Jones, promoted.

Brevet Second Lieutenant Royal T. Frank, of the Fifth Infantry, to be second lieutenant, October 19, 1858, vice Craig, promoted.

Ninth Regiment of Infantry.

Brevet Second Lieutenant Charles G. Harker, of the Second Infantry, to be second lieutenant, August 15, 1868, vice Allen, died of wounds received in action.

Tenth Regiment of Infantry.

First Lieutenant Cuvier Grover to be captain, September 17, 1858, vice Pitcher, deceased.

Second Lieutenant James Desbler to be first lieutenant, September 17, 1858, vice Grover, proinoted.

Brevet Second Lieutenant Sardine P. Reed, of the Third Infantry, to be second lieutenant, September 17, 1858, vice Deshler, promoted.

APPOINTMENTS.

Subsistence Department.

First Lieutenant William W. Burus, of the Fifth Infantry, to be commissary of subsistence with the rank of captain, November 3, 1853,

Medical Department.

Cooper McKee, of Pennsylvania, to be assistant surgeon, October 2, 1858, vice Simons, promoted.

Pay Department. Brevet Major James Longstreet, captain of the Eighth Regiment of Infantry, to be paymaster, July 19, 1858, vice Dashiell, dismissed.

Daniel McClure, of Indiana, to be paymaster, October 23, 1858, vice Denny, deceased.

Ordnance Department.

Richard Fatherly, of Arkansas, to be military storekeeper, August 9, 1858, vice Andrews, deceased. I am, sir, with great respect, your obedient servant,

JOHN B. FLOYD,

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

The messages were read.

Ordered, That the nominations of J. Glancy Jones, John E. Ward, and William Preston be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

The treaty between the United States and China, signed at Tientsin the 18th day of June, 1858, was read the first time.

On motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, That the said treaty, together with the message of the President, be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations and printed in confidence for the use of the ate.

The treaty of amity and commerce between the United States and Japan, concluded at the city of Jeddo on the 29th day of July, 1858, was read the first time.

On motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, That the said treaty, together with the message of the President, be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations and printed in confidence for the use of the Senate.

Ordered, That the nominations of Morris Lindsay, William Seaver, George M. Chapman, Nicholas E. Paine, Lewis S. Ayres, Thomas T. Hooper, John Galbraith, William Woods, James E. Lewis, Josiah Gale, Lloyd Bowers, Henry W. Baker, George W. Raney, William H. Carlin, Freeman Brady, sen., John A. Vanderlip, Burnett D. Vandruver, Asher Torrance, Joseph Casterline, John R. Cooke, Horatio N. Johnson, Eleazer B. Collings, Samuel Birdsall, Alanson T. Drake, Joseph M. Lyon, Patrick Gratton, Philip B. Shepherd, Hiram A. Beebe, Samuel H. Taylor, Henry J. Sedgwick, William L. Gibson, Jacob (saacs, James Potter, .jr., Arthur S. Johnston, James R. Fonda, Calvert Comstock, Alfred B. Getty, Liike Dolge, Atherton Hall. John C. Dunn, James G. Dickie, Charles L. Weller, George T. Cook, James W. Hughes, Alexander T. Langton, Josiab T. Miller, Herman Field, Harvy M. Jeter, and Thoinas Miller, be referred to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post Roads.

Ordered, That the nominations of Isaac S. Jennings, James E. Gibble, James T. Miller, Francis W. Latham, Horace Moody, Emery D. Potter, George W. Cíasson, John Laurens, David S Ruddock, Charles Ross, Sainuel J. Jones, Samuel Stotts, Levi S. Lightner, and Hiram R. Nixon be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

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