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On motion by Mr. Hamlin further to amend the 16th article by striking out the words “but upon failure to do this from any cause whatever, the Government of the United States may, with the consent, or at the request, of the Government of Nicaragua, or of the minister thereof at Washington, or of the competent legally appointed local authorities, civil or military, employ such force for this and for no other purpose, and when in the opinion of the Government of Nicaragua the necessity ceases such force shall be immediately withdrawn,"

After debate,

On the question, Shall the words proposed to be stricken out stand as part of the treaty ? It was determined in the negative, { Nays

.

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18 Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Benjamin, Bragg, Clay, Clingman, Crittenden, Davis, Doo. little, Fitch, Fitzpatrick, Green, Hemphill, Hunter, Iverson, Johnson of Ark., Johnson of Tenn., Kennedy, Lane, Latham, Mallory, Mason, Pearce, Powell, Rice, Sebastian, Slidell, Thomson, Toombs, Yulee.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Anthony, Bingham, Chandler, Clark, Collamer, Durkee, Fes. senden, Foster, Grimes, Hale, Hamlin, Harlan, King, Ten Eyck, Trumbull, Wade, Wilkinson, Wilson.

On motion by Mr. Mason,
Ordered, That the said treaty lie on the table.

On motion by Mr. Slidell, Ordered, That the injunction of secrecy be removed from the proceedings of the Senate on the treaty of friendship and commerce between the United States and Nicaragua, signed at Managua on the 16th day of March, 1859.

On motion by Mr. Wilson that the order to remove the injunction of secrecy from the proceedings of the Senate on the treaty between the United States and Nicaragua be reconsidered,

Ordered, That the consideration of said motion be postponed to tomorrow.

Mr. Yulee, from the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads, to whom were referred, the 2d inst., the nominations of Martin A. Bow. doin, William F. Groves, and George Klaber, and the 12th inst. the nominations of Wesley R. Orear, John Converse, Calneh Zarley, Nehemiah H. Joy, John Burnham, Erasmus Winslow, George W. Weikert, and William P. Womack, reported.

Whereupon

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Wesley R. Orear, agreeably to the nomination.

TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 1860. The following messages were received from the President of the United States by Mr. Buchanan, his secretary : To the Senate of the United States:

1 hereby nominate Rosewell Hoyt to be deputy postmaster at Stamford, in the county of Fairfield and State of Connecticut, whose com mission expires on the 25th March, 1860.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, D. C., 16 March, 1860.

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To the Senate of the United States:

I hereby nominate Thadeus G. Birdseye to be deputy postmaster at Derby, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, the said office having become Presidential since the last session of the Senate.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, 15 March, 1860. To the Senate of the United States :

I hereby nominate James H. Barker to be deputy postmaster at Milford, in the county of Worcester and State of Massachusetts, whose commission expires on the 25th March, 1860.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, March 15th, 1860.

The messages were read.

Ordered, That the nominations of Rosewell Hoyt, Thadeus G. Birdseye, and James H. Barker be referred to tbe Committee ou Post-Offices and Post-Roads.

On motion by Mr. Mason, The Senate proceeded to consider the treaty of friendship and commerce between the United States and Nicaragua, signed at Managua on the 16th day of March, 1859.

On motion by Mr. Wilson, to reconsider the vote amending the 16th article by striking out the words “but upon failure to do this for any cause whatever, the Government of the United States may, with the consent or at the request of the Government of Nicaragua, or of the min. ister thereof at Washington, or of the competent legally appointed local authorities, civil or military, employ such force for this, and for no other pnrpose, and when in the opinion of the Government of Nicaragua the necessity ceases such force shall be immediately withdrawn,"

It was determined in the affirmative.
After debate,

On the question, Shall the said words proposed to be strickeu out stand as part of the treaty ? It was datermined in the affirmative, Says...

Yeas.

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14 Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Messrs Bayard, Benjamin, Bigler, Bragg, Bright, Brown, Chesnut, Clay, Clingman, Crittenden, Davis, Dixon, Doolittle, Douglas, Fitch, Fitzpatrick, Foot, Foster, Green, Gwin, Hemphill, Hunter, Iverson, Johnson of Ark., Johnson of Tenn., Ker ly, Lane, La um, Mason, Nicholson, Pearce, Powell, Sebastian, Slidell, Sumner, Toombs, Wilson, Yulee.

Those who voter in the negative are,

Messrs. Bingham, Chandler, Clark, Durkee, Fessendeu, Grimes, Hale, Hailin, Harlan, King, T. n Eyck, Trumbull, Wade, Wilkinson.

On motion by Mr. Trumbull to reconsider the vote amending the 16th article by striking out the words “in the exceptional case, bowever, of unforeseen or imminent danger to the lives or property of citizens of the United States the forces of said republic are authorized to act for their protection without such consent having been previously obtained,”

It was determined in the affirmative.
After debate,

On the question, Shall the said words proposed to be stricken out stand as part of the treaty? It was determined in the affirmative, { Nays

.

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Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Bayard, Benjamin, Bigler, Bragg, Bright, Brown, Chesnut, Clingman, Crittenden, Davis, Douglas, Fitch, Fitzpatrick, Green, Gwin, Hale, Hemphill, Hunter, Iverson, Johnson of Ark., Johnson of Tenn., Kennedy, King, Lane, Latham, Mason, Pearce, Powell, Sebastian, Sli. dell, Toombs, Trumbull, Wilkinson, Yulee.

Those wbo voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Anthony, Collamer, Dixon, Doolittle, Durkee, Fessenden, Foot, Foster, Harlan, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Wade, Wilson.

On motion by Mr. Wilkinson that the Senate adjourn,
It was decided in the negative.

On motion by Mr. Clingman to amend the 15th article by striking out the words they also agree to employ their influence with other nations to induce them to guarantee such neutrality and protection,”

On the question, Shall the said words proposed to be stricken out stand as part of the treaty ?

Yeas...

38 It was determined in the affirmative, { Nass

8 Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs Anthony, Bayard, Benjamin, Bigler, Bingham, Bragg, Bright, Chandler, Chesnut, Clark, Crittenden, Dixon, Doolittle, Durkee, Fitch, Fitzpatrick, Foot, Foster, Green, Gwin, Hale, Hamlin, Harlan, Hunter, Iverson, Johnson of Tenn., Kennedy, Lane, Latham, Mason, Pearce, Powell, Sebastian, Sumner, Trumbull, Wade, Wilkinson, Wilson.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Clay, Clingman, Davis, Douglas, Johnson of Ark., Ten Eyck, Toombs, Yulee.

No other amendment being made, the treaty was reported to the Senate and the amendment was unanimously agreed to.

Mr. Mason submitted the following resolution for consideration :

Resolved (two-thirds of the Senators present concurring), That the Senate advise and consent to the ratification of the treaty of friendship and commerce between the United States and Nicaragua, signed at Managua on the 16th day of March, 1859, with the following amendment:

Article XVI. Strike out the last paragraph of said article in the following words

“The United States agree to use all legal means and reasonable vigilance to prevent the formation within their territories of hostile expeditions destined for those of the Republic of Nicaragua."

The Senate, by unanimous consent, proceeded to consider the said resolution; and on the question to agree thereto, It was determined in the negative, { Nass.

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20 Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Bayard, Benjamin, Bigler, Bragg, Bright, Brown, Chesnut, Olay, Clingman, Crittenden, Davis, Douglas, Fitch, Fitzpatrick, Green, Gwin, Hunter, Iverson, Johnson of Ark., Johnson of Tenn., Kenedy, Lane, Latham, Mason, Pearce, Powell, Sebastian, Slidell, Toombs, Wilson, Yulee.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Anthony, Bingham, Chandler, Clark, Collamer, Dixon, Doolittle, Durkee, Fessenden, Foot, Foster, Hale, Hamlin, Harlan, King, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Trumbull, Wade, Wilkinson.

So (two-thirds of the Senators not concurring) it was

Resolved, That the Senate do not advise and consent to the ratification of the treaty of friendship and commerce between the United States and Nicaragua, signed at Managua on the 16th day of March, 1859.

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

On morion by Mr. Mason,
Ordered, That the injunction of secrecy be removed from the proceed-
ings of the Senate on the treaty of friendship and commerce between the
United States and Nicaragua, signed at Managua on the 16th day of
March, 1859.

TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1860.
The following messages were received from the President of the
United States, by Mr. Buchanan, bis secretary :
To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Lafayette J. Brown, of North Carolina, to be a purser in the Navy, in place of Samuel Forest, deceased.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, 20 March, 1860.

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To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Thomas M. Winston, of Kentucky, to be a paymaster in the Army of the United States, as proposed by the Secretary of War.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, March 20, 1860.

WAR DEPARTMENT, March 20,

1860. SIR: I have the honor to propose for your approbation the name of Thomas M. Winston, of Kentucky, to be a paymaster in the Army of the United States, to fill a vacancy occasioned by the death of Pay. master Augustus W. Gaines. I am, sir, with great respect, your obedient servant,

JOHN B. FLOYD,

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

To the Senate of the United States :

I hereby nominate Samuel B. Morgan to be deputy postmaster at West Meriden, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, in place of Joel H. Guy, whose commission expires on the 25th day of March, 1860.

JAMES BUCHANAN. To the Senate of the United States :

I hereby nominate Mrs. Ann Gentry to be deputy postmaster at Co. lumbia, in the county of Boone and State of Missouri, said office having become Presidential since the last session of the Senate.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, D. O., 19th March, 1860.

To the Senate of the United States :

I hereby nominate Henry M. Clark to be deputy postmaster at Booneville, in the county of Cooper and State of Missouri, said office having become Presidential since the last session of the Senate.

JAMES BUCHANAN.

To the Senate of the United States :

I hereby nominate James B. McDade to be deputy postmaster at Chapel Hill, in the county of Orange and State of North Carolina, the said office having become Presidential since the last session of the Senate.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 20, 1860. To the Senate of the United States :

I hereby nominate George G. Gillette to be deputy postmaster at Nebraska City, in the county of Ottoe and Territory of Nebraska, said office having become Presidential since the last session of the Senate.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, D. C., 20 March, 1860. To the Senate of the United States :

I hereby nominate George G. Williams to be deputy postmaster at Whitewater, in the county of Walworth and State of Wisconsin, the said office having become Presidential since the last session of the Senate.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, D. C., 19th March, 1860. The messages were read.,

Ordered, That the nomination of Lafayette J. Brown be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Ordered, That the nomination of Thomas M. Winston be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia.

Ordered, That the nominations of Samuel B. Morgan, Mrs. Ann Gentry, Henry M. Clark, James B. McDade, George G. Gillette, and George G. Williams be referred to the Committee on Post Offices and PostRoads.

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

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to return to the Senate the resolution, of the 16th inst., that the Senate do not advise and consent to the ratification of the treaty of friendship and commerce between the United States and Nicaragua, signed at Managua on the 15th day of March, 1859.

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

On motion by Mr. Hale that the vote of the Senate on the resolution, of the 16th inst., that the Senate do not advise and consent to the ratification of the treaty of friendship and commerce between the United States and Nicaragua, signed at Managua on the 16th day of March, 1859, be reconsidered,

On motion by Mr. Mason, The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, MARCH 26, 1860. The following messages were received from the Presidentof the United States, by Mr. Buchanan, his secretary: To the Senate of the United States :

In compliance with the request of the Senate contained in their resolation of yesterday, the 20th instant, I return to them the resolution of

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