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Ordered, That the nominations of Alexander Wilson, Rush Elmore, Charles N. Pine, Alfred M. Lay, and Walter Forward be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Ordered, That the nominations of William H. Dana and others, for promotion and appointment in the Navy, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Ordered, That the nominations of Assistant Surgeon James Simons and others, for promotion and appointment in the Army, be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1858.

The following messages were received from the President of the
United States, by Mr. Henry, his secretary:
To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Thomas C. Hunt, of Louisiana, to be receiver of public moneys for the district of lands subject to sale at Natchitoches, Louisi. ana, his previous term of office having expired.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, December 14, 1858.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate T. Rush Spepcer, of Wisconsin, to be receiver of public moneys for the district of lands subject to sale at Superior, Wisconsin, commissioned during the recess of the Senate, vice E. B. Dean, jr., removed.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, December 14, 1858.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Christopher Graham, of Minnesota, to be receiver of pub. lic moneys for the district of lands subject to sale at Henderson, Minnesota, his previous term of office having expired, and Thomas E. Massey, of Minnesota, to be register of the land office at Forest City, Min. nesota, vice A. C. Smith, removed, both of whom were commissioned during the recess of the Senate.

JAMES BUCHANAN.
WASHINGTON, December 14, 1858.
To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Joseph Hopkins, of California, to be receiver of public moneys for the district of lands subject to sale at Marysville, California, vice Charles Lindley, resigned; Edmund P. Hart, of California, to be register of the land office at Visalia, California, to correct an error in previous nomination, and Paschal Bequette, of California, to be receiver of public moneys for the district of lands subject to sale at San Francisco, California, his previous term of office having expired, all of whom were commissioned during the recess of the Senate.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, December 14, 1858.

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To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Samuel M. Hankins, of Mississippi, to be register of the land office at Grenada, Mississippi, his previous term of office having expired, and James G. G. Garrett, of Mississippi, to be register of the

land office at Washington, Mississippi, vice T. W. Newman, deceased, both of whom were commissioned during the recess of the Senate.

WASHINGTON, December 14, 1858. To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate William B. Rankin, of Pennsylvania, to be register of the land office at Olympia, Washington Territory, commissioned during the recess of the Senate, vice W. A. Strickler, resigned.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, December 14, 1858. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate William A. Davidson, of Louisiana, to be register of the land office for the New Mexico land district, and William A. Street, of Virginia, to be receiver of public moneys for the New Mexico land district, both of whom were commissioned during the recess, under author. ity of the act of May 24, 1858.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, December 14, 1858. To the Senate of the United States:

I norinate Ward B. Burnett, of New York, to be surveyor-general of the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska, commissioned during the recess of the Senate, vice J. Calhoun, whose term of office had expired.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, December 14, 1858. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Samuel A. Blain, of Texas, to be Indian agent for the Wichitas and neighboring tribes west of the Choctaws and Obickasaws, commissioned during the recess of the Senate, vice A. H. McKissick.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, December 14, 1858. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Robert J. Cowart, of Georgia, to be Indian agent in the Territory of New Mexico, commissioned during the recess of the Senate, vice W. R. Harley, resigned.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, December 14, 1858. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate R. H. Lansdale, of Washington Territory, to be agent for the Indians of the Flathead Agency in Washington Territory, bis previous term of office having expired, and Andrew J. Caiu, of Washington Territory, to be Indian agent in Washington Territory, vice John Cain, resigned, both of whom were commissioned during the recess of the Senate.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, December 14, 1858. To the Senate of the United States:

I dominate James W. Denver, of California, to be Commissioner of Indian Affairs, commissioned during the recess of the Senate, vice Oharles E. Mix, resigued.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, December 14, 1858.

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The messages were read.

On motion by Mr. Slidell, The Senate, by unanimous consent, proceeded to consider the nomination of Thomas C. Hunt; and

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Thomas C. Hunt, agreeably to the nomination.

Ordered, That the nominations of T. Rush Spencer, Christopher Graham, Th. mas E. Massey, Joseph Hopkins, Edmund P. Hart, Paschal Begnette, Samuel M. Hankins, James G. G. Garnett, William B. Rankin, William A. Davidson, William A. Street, and Ward B. Burnett, be referred to the Committee ou Public Lands.

Ordered, That the nominations of Samuel A. Blain, Robert J. Cow art, R. H. Lansdale, Andrew J. Cain, and James W. Denver, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Mason from the Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom was referred, the 13th inst., the nomination of J. Glancy Jones, reported.

On motion by Mr. Mason, The Senate, by unanimous consent, proceeded to consider the nomination of J. Glancy Jones.

On the question, Will the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of J. Glancy Jones ?

Yeas

31 It was determined in the affirmative, Nays :

14 On motion by Mr. Hale, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Allen, Bates, Bayard, Bell, Benjamin, Bigler, Brown, Clay, Clingman, Davis, Fitch, Fitzpatrick, Green, Gwin, Hammond, Hunter, Iverson, Johnson of Tenn., Jones, Kennedy, Mason, Pearce, Polk, Reid, Rice, Shields, Slidell, Stuart, Toombs, Ward, Wright.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs, Cameron, Chandler, Dixon, Doolittle, Fessenden, Foster, Hale, Hamlin, Harlin, King, Seward, Simmons, Wade, Wilson.

So it was

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of J. Glancy Jones, agreeably to the nomination.

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom were referred, the 13th inst, the nominations of John E. Ward and William Preston, reported.

Whereupon

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

Mr. Mason, froin the Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom was referred, the 13th inst, the treaty between the United States and China, signed at Tientsin on the 18th day of June, 1858, reported it without amendment.

On notion by Mr. Mason, The Senate, by unanimous consent, proceedleil to consider the said treaty.

The said treaty was read the second time and considered as in Com. mittee of the Whole; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

Mr. Mason submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved (two-thirds of the Senators present concurring), Tbat the Senate advise anıl consent to the ratification of the treaty between the

United States and China, signed at Tientsin, on the 18th day of June, 1858.

The Senate, by unanimous consent, proceeded to consider the said resolution. On the question to agree thereto,

Yeas

43 It was determined in the affirmative, { Nays

1 Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Allen, Bates, Bayard, Bell, Benjamin, Bigler, Broderick, Cameron, Chandler, Clay, Clingman, Collamer, Crittenden, Dixon, Doolittle, Darkee, Fessenden, Fitzpatrick, Foot, Foster, Green, Gwin, Hale, Hamlin, Harlan, Hunter, Iverson, Johnson of Tenn., Jones, Mason, Polk, Reid, Rice, Sebastian, Seward, Shields, Slidell, Stuart, Thompson of Ky., Wade, Ward, Wilson, Wright.

Mr. Davis voted in the negative.
So the said resolution was agreed to.

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

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom was referred, the 13th inst., 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, reported it witbout amendment.

On motion by Mr. Mason, The Senate, by unanimous consent, proceeded to consider the said treaty.

The said treaty was read the second time and considered as in Com. mittee of the Whole; and no amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate.

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 amity and commerce between the United States and Japan, concluded at the city of Jeddo on the 29th day of July, 1858.

The Senate, by unanimous consent, proceeded to consider the said resolution.

On the question to agree thereto,
It was determined in the affirmative, { Nays.

Yeas

39

3 Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Allen, Bates, Bigler, Broderick, Brown, Clark, Clay, Clingman, Collamer, Crittenden, Dixen, Doolittle, Fessenden, Fitch, Fitzpatrick, Foot, Foster, Green, Gwin, Hale, Hammond, Harlan, Houston, Iverson, Jones, Mason, Pierce, Polk, Reid, Rice, Sebastian, Seward, Shields, Slidell, Stuart, Toombs, Wade, Ward, Wright.

Those who voted in the negative are,
Messrs. Davis, Johnson of Tenn., King,
So the said resolution was agreed to.

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

Mr. Bigler, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads, to whom were referred, the 13th inst., the nominations of Morris Lind. say, William Seaver, George M. Chapman, Nicholas E. Payne, Lewis S. Ayres, Thomas T. Hooper, John Galbraith, William Woode, Josiah Gale, Lloyd Bowers, Henry W. Baker, George W. Raney, William H. Carlin, Freeman Brady, sen., John A. Vanderlip, Burnett D. Vandruver,

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Asher Torrance, Joseph Casterline, John R. Cooke, Horatio N. John-
son, Eleazer B. Collings, Samuel Birdsall, Alanson T. Drake, Joseph
M. Lyon, Patrick Gratton, Philip B. Shepherd, Hiram A. Beebe, Sam-
uel A. Taylor, Henry J. Sedgwick, William L. Gibson, Jacob Isaacs,
James Potter, jr., Arthur S. Johnston, James R. Fonda, Alfred B. Getty,
Luke Dodge, Atherton Hall, John C. Dunn, James G. Dickie, George
T. Cook, James W. Hughes, Alexander T. Langton, Josiah T. Miller,
Herman Field, and Henry M. Jeter, reported.

Whereupon

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

Mr. Bigler, from the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, to whom were referred, the 13th inst., the nominations of James E. Lewis, and Thomas Miller, reported.

Mr. Bigler, from the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, to whom was referred, the 13th inst., the nomination of Calvert Comstock, reported.

Whereupon
The Senate proceeded to consider the said nomination; and

On the question, Will the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Calvert Comstock |

Yeas

28

14
On motion by Mr. Seward,
The yeas and nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present,
Those wbó voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Allen, Bates, Bayard, Bigler, Brown, Clay, Clingman, Davis,
Fitch, Fitzpatrick, Green, Gwin, Hammond, Hunter, Iverson, Johnson
of Tenn., Jones, Mason, Pearce, Polk, Rice, Sebastian, Shields, Slidell,
Stuart, Toombs, Ward, Wright.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Chandler, Clark, Dixon, Doolittle, Durkee, Fessenden, Foster, Hale, Hamlin, Harlan, King, Seward, Wade, Wilson.

So it was

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Calvert Comstock, agreeably to the nomination.

Mr. Bayard, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom were referred, the 13th instant, the nominations of Alexander Wilson, Charles M. Pine, Alfred M. Lay, and Walter Forward, reported.

Whereupon

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

Mr. Clay, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom were referred, the 15th inst., the

nominations of Isaac S. Jennings, James E. Gibble, James T. Miller, Francis W. Latham, Horace Moody, George W. Classon, John Laurens, David S. Ruddock, Samuel J. Jones, William Stotts, Levi S. Lightner, and Hiram R. Nixon, reported. Whereupou

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

Mr. Clay, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom were referred, the 13th inst., the nominations of Emery D. Potter and Charles Ross,

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