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On motion by Mr. Mason, The Senate, by unanimous consent, proceeded to consider the nomi. nation of Robert Wickliffe Woolley; and

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Robert Wickliffe Woolley, agreeably to the nomination.

Orilered, That the nominations of Leland Wright be referred to the Committee on Public Lapds.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1858.

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

In addition to the nominations heretofore made under the joint resolutions of March 10th and May 11th 1858, I submit the followiug:

Charles Hunter, a lieutenant on the reserved list on furlough pay, to be transferred to leave of absence pay, the case not having been submitted to me until this morning.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, D. C., December 23, 1858.

The message was read.

The Senate, by unanimous consent, proceeded to consider the nomination of Charles Hunter; and

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Charles Hunter, agreeably to the nomination.

Mr. Jones submitted the following resolution for consideration :

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to nominate to the Senate the officers of the Navy whose cases were be. fore the late courts of inquiry, and who have not heretofore been nomi. nated.

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred, the 21st inst., the nomination of Charles P. Sengstack, reported.

Whereupon Resolved, That the Senate ailvise and consent to the appointinent of Charles P. Sengstack, agreeably to the nomination.

Mr.Stuart, from the Committee on Public Lauds, to whom was referred, the 22d inst., the nomination of Leland Wright, reported.

Whereupon

Resolved. That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Leland Wright, agreeably to the nomination.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1859. 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 James W. Mandeville, of California, to be surveyor-general of the United States for the district of California.

In connection with this nomination, I communicate to the Senate a report from the Secretary of the Interior to myself, dated on the 28th altimo, in relation to the official conduct of the nominee, which I caused

to be investigated, and which was believed to be drawn into question by the omission of the Senate to act upon his nomination during the last session.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 4, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Demosthenes Walker, of Mississippi, to be consul of the United States, at Genoa, to fill a vacancy.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 4, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Henry Anthon, jr., of New York, to be consul of the United States at Batavia, to fill a vacancy.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 4, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate George T. Ingraham, of Maine, to be consul of the United States at Laguna (Yucatan), to fill a vacancy,

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 4, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Charles A. Leas, of Maryland, to be consul of the United States at Revel, to fill a vacancy.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 4, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Edward P. Peters, of New York, to be consul of the United States at Trebizonde, Turkey in Asia.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 4, 1854. To the Senate of the United States :

I nomivate Joseph W. Livingston, of New York, to be consul of the United States at La Union (San Salvador), to fill a vacancy.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 4, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Albert Mathieu, a citizen of the United States, to be consul of the United States at Carthagena, New Gravada, to fill a vacancy.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 4, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States :

I hereby nominate Thomas W. Pegnes to be deputy postmaster at Camden, in the district of Kershaw and State of South Carolina, whose commission expired on the 20th of December, 1858.

JAMES BUCHANAN.

To the Senate of the United States :

I hereby nominate A. H. Spence to be deputy postmaster at Placerville, in the county of Eldorado and State of California, in place of A. M. Thatcher, removed, the said Spence having been appointed during the last recess of the Senate.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 4, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States:

I hereby nominate Jeremiah D. Mann to be deputy postmaster at Aberdeen, in the county of Monroe and State of Mississippi, in place of Davis G. Carter, resigned.

JAMES RUOHANAN. WASHINGTON CITY, December 31, 1858.

To the Senate of the United States :

I hereby nominate John A. Brown to be deputy postmaster at Portage City, in the county of Columbia and State of Wisconsin, the said office having become Presidential during the last recess of the Senate.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON CITY, 28 December, 1858.

To the Senate of the United States :

I transmit, for the consideration of the Senate, a convention with New Granada, signed on the tenth day of September, 1857, and a translation of the decree of the President of that Republic ratifying and confirming the same with certain modifications and explanations.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, 230 December, 1858. The messages were read.

Ordered, That the nomination of James W. Mandeville, with the accompanying documents, be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Ordered, That the nominations of Demosthenes Walker, Henry Anthon, jun., George T. Ingrahani, Charles A. Leas, Edward P. Peters, Joseph W. Livingston, and Albert Mathiea be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Ordered, That the nominations of Thomas W. Pegues, A. H. Spence, Jeremiah D. Mann, and John A. Brown be referred to the Committee on tbe Post Office and Post-Roads.

The convention between the United States and New Granada to adjust certain claims, and to cement the good understanding between the two Republics, signed the 10th day of September, 1857, was read the first time.

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1859. The Senate having determined to proceed to the consideration of executive business,

The Presiding Officer (Mr. Stuart) directed the gallery to be cleared. The order was being executed,

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When
Mr. Chandler moved that the Senate adjourn.

The Presiding Officer decided that no motion was in order until the gallery was cleared.

The order of the Senate having been executed,

The Presiding Officer was proceeding to state the reasons of his decision,

When On motion by Mr. Trumbull that the doors be opened, It was determined in the negative. On motion by Mr. Chandler that the Senate adjourn, It was determined in the pegative. The Presiding Officer having stated his reasons for the decision of the Chair,

Mr. Hale appealed from the decision of the Chair, that the motion of Mr. Chandler to adjourn before the gallery was cleared, was not in order.

On motion by Mr. Pugh that the appeal lie on the table,
It was decided in the affirmative.

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 hereby nominate Joseph M. Griswold to be deputy postmaster at Lansing, in the county of Ingraham and State of Michigan, in place of Van S. Murphy, removed.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 4th, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States:

I noninate Alfred M. Barbour, of Virginia, to be superintendent of the United States armory at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, to date from January 1, 1859, as proposed by the Secretary of War.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 4, 1859.

WAR DEPARTMENT, January 4, 1859. SIR: I have the honor to propose for your approbation the name of Alfred M. Barbour, of Virginia, to be superintendent of the Onited

tes armory at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, to date from January 1, 1859. I am sir, with great respect, your obedieut servant,

JOHN B. FLOYI),

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

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Andr:-w Humphreys, of Indiana, to be Iudian agent in the Territory of Utali, vice Garland Hurt, whose term of office has expired.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 4, 1859. To the Senate of the Unitrd States :

I nominate John H E. Sprinkle, of Indiana, to be register of the land office at Vincennes, Indiana, under authority of the act of Decem

ber 21, 1858, entitled “ An act to continue the office of register of the land office at Vincennes, Indiana.”

JAMES BUCA ANAN. WASHINGTON, January 4, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States :

I transmit herewith to the Senate, for its consideration with a view to ratification, a convention between the United States and the Republic of Chili, signed by the plenipotentiaries of the parties on the 10th day of November last, providing for the reference to an arbiter of the questions which bave long been in controversy between the two Governments, relative to a sum of money, the proceeds of the cargo of the brig Macedonia, alleged to have belonged to citizens of the United States, which was seized in the Valley of Sitana, in Peru, by orders of an officer in the service of the Republic of Chili.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, 5th January, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit herewith, for the constitutional action of the Senate, the articles of agreement and convention made and concluded on the 19th day of June last, with the Mendawakanton and Wapakoota bands of the Dakota or Sioux Indians.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, 5 January, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States :

I transmit berewith, for the constitutional action of the Senate, the articles of agreement and convention made and concluded on the 19th day of June last, 1858, with the Sisseton anı Wahpaton bands of the Dakota or Sioux Indians, with accompanying papers froin the Department of the Interior.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, 5 January, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Townsend Harris, of New York, to be minister resident of the United States in Japan.

JAMES BUCHANAN WASHINGTON, January, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Robert Dowling, of Iowa, to be consul of the United States at Cork, in place of Hugh Keenan, recalled.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 7, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate James M. Spurlock, of Georgia, to be marshal of the United States for the district of Georgia, vice Daniel H. Stewart, removed.

JAMES BUCHANAN. JANUARY 7TH, 1859.

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