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To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Riley W. Slocomb, of California, to be coiner of the branch of the mint of the United States at San Francisco, in the State of California, in the place of John M. Eckfeldt, removed.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 10, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate "James L. Peacock, of Mississippi, to be consul of the United States at Guatemala, to fill a vacancy.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 7th, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Robert Benguerel, of Louisiana, to be register of the land office at Opelousas, Louisiana, to take effect from and after the 7th of February, 1859, when his present term of office will expire.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 7, 1859.

The messages were read.

Ordered, That the nomination of Joseph M. Griswold be referred to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

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

Ordered, That the nomination of Andrew Humphreys be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Ordered, That the nominations of John H. E. Sprinkle and Robert Benguerel be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Ordered, That the nomination of Townsend Harris be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

The convention between the United States and the Republic of Chili, signed on the 10th day of November, 1858, providing for the reference to an arbiter of the questions relative to a sum of money, the proceeds of the cargo of the brig Macedonian, was read the first time.

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

The articles of agreement and convention, made and concluded on the 19th day of June, 1858, with the Mendawa, Kanton, and Wakapoota bands of the Dakota and Sioux Indians, were read the first time.

On motion by Mr. Sebastian, Ordered, That the said articles of agreement and convention, together with the accompanying documents, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs and printed in confidence for the use of the Senate.

The articles of agreement and convention, made and concluded on the 19th day of June, 1858, with the Sisseton and Wahpatou bauds of the Dakotah or Sioux Indians, were read the first time.

On motion by Mr. Sebastian, Ordered, That the said articles of agreement and convention, together with the accompanying documents, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs and printed in confidence for the use of the Senate.

On motion by Mr. Jones, The Senate, by unanimous consent, proceeded to consider the nomi.

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

Ordered, That the nomination of James M. Spurlock be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Ordered, That the nomination of Riley W. Slocumb be referred to the Committee on Finance.

Ordered, That the nomination of James S. Peacock be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Olay, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred, the 4th inst., the nominations of Demosthenes Walker, Henry Anton, jr., George T. Ingraham, Charles A. Leas, Edward P. Peters, Joseph W. Livingston, and Albert Mathieu, 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 on Foreign Relations, to whom were referred, 21st December last, the nominations of Garey W. Ryckman, John P. Brown, and James B. Bowlin, reported.

Whereupon

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

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom was referred, the 21st December last, the nomination of Benjamin Wiggin, reported.

Mr. Mason, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom was referred, the 4th inst., the convention between the United States and New Granada, to adjust certain claims, and to cement the good understand. ing between the two Republics signed on the 10th day of September, 1857, reported it without amendment.

On motion by Mr. Slidell, Ordered, That the original records of the courts of inquiry under the resolutions of Congress of March 10th, and May 11th, 1858, be returned to the Secretary of the Navy Department, in compliance with the re. quest of the President in his message of December 20th inst.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1859. The following messages were received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Henry, bis secretary: To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Robert P. Waring, of North Carolina, to be consul of the United States at St. Thomas, to fill a vacancy.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 14th, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States :

I dominate Lieutenant.Colonel John Harris to be colonel commandant of the Marine Corps, from the 7th of January, 1859, vice Archibald Henderson, deceased.

Major James Edelin to be lieutenant-colonel in the Marine Corps, from the 7th of January, 1859, vice John Harris, promoted.

Captain Benjamin Macomber to be a major in the Marine Corps, from the 7th of January, 1859, vice James Edelin, promoted.

First Lieutenant John C. Grayson to be a captain in the Marine Corps, from the 7th of January, 1859, vice Benjamin Macomber, promoted.

Second Lieutenant Edward Jones to be a first lieutenant in the Marine Corps, from the 7th of January, 1859, vice John C. Grayson, promoted.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, D. C., January 11, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Frederick N. Wise, of Kentucky, to be a purser in the Navy to fill the vacancy created by the dismissal of Samuel V. Hunter.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, D. C., January 14, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Lucien L. Dawson, of Texas, to be a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps, from the 13th of January, 1859, to fill the vacancy created by the promotion of Second Lieutenant R. L. Browning.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, D. O., January 13, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Charles De Ronceray, of the District of Columbia, to be consul of the United States at San Juan, Porto Rico, to fill

a vacancy.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 17th, 1859.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Peter T. Crutchfield, of Arkansas, to be receiver of public moneys for the district of lands subject to sale at Little Rock, Arkansas, to take effect from and after the 18th of February, 1859, at wbich time his present term of office will expire.

JAMES BUCHANAN. WASHINGTON, January 18th, 1859. The messages were read.

On motion by Mr. Clingman, The Senate, by unanimous consent, proceeded to consider the nomination of Robert P. Waring; and

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Robert P. Waring, agreeably to the nomination.

Ordered, That the nominations of John Harris and others, for promotion in the Marine Corps, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Ordered, That the nominations of Frederick N. Wise and of Lucien L. Dawson be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Ordered, That the nomination of Charles De Ronceray be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Ordered, That the nomination of Peter T. Crutchfield be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Bayard, from the Comunittee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred, December 13th, the nomination of Rush Elmore, reported.

Whereupon

On the question, Will the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Rush Elmore?

Yeas.

32 It was determined in the affirmative,

Nays.

16

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

Messrs. Allen, Bates, Bayard, Benjamin, Bigler, Brown, Chesput, Clay, Clingman, Crittenden, Douglas, Fitch, Fitzpatrick, Green, Gwin, Iverson, Johnson of Ark., Johnson of Tenn., Jones, Kennedy, Mallory, Mason, Polk, Pugh, Reid, Rice, Sebastian, Shields, Slidell, Stuart, Ward, Wright.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Chandler, Clark, Collamer, Dixon, Doolittle, Durkee, Fessenden, Foot, Foster, Harlan, King, Seward, Simmons, Trumbull, Wade, Wilson.

So it was

Resolved. That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Rush Elmore, agreeably to the nomination.

Mr. Bayard, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred, the 13tb inst., the nomination of James M. Spurlock, reported.

Mr. Mallory, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom were referred, December 13th, the nominations of Edward Hudson, Robert T. Maccoun, Charles E. Lining, Jonathan C. Bertolette, Thomas W. Leach, Marcellus P. Christian, James J. Magee, Benjamin F. Gibbs, Joseph O. Burnett, William M. King, Granville T. Pierce, James Fulton, Henry H. Stewart, Alban C. Stimers, Robert Tansill, Robert L. Browning Henry L. Ingraham, and J. Howard Rathbone, reported.

Whereupon

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

Mr. Davis, froin the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, to whom was referred the nomination of Alfred M. Barbour, reported.

Whereupon Resolved. That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Alfred M. Barbour, agreeably to the nomination.

Mr. Gwin, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred, the 13th inst., the nomination of Riley W. Slocumb, reported.

Whereupon

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Riley W. Slocumb, agreeably to the nomination.

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

Whereupon

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Joseph M. Griswold, agreeably to the nomination.

Mr. Bigler, from the Committee on the Post- jffice and Post-Roads, to wbom were referred, the 4th inst., the nominations of Thomas W. Pegues, A. H. Spence, Jeremiah D. Mann, and John A. Brown, reported.

Whereupon

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

Mr. Sebastian, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred, the 13th inst., the nomination of Andrew Humphreys, reported.

Whereupon

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Andrew Humphreys, agreeably to the nomination.

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

Whereupon

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Townsend Harris, agreeably to the nomination.

Mr. Stewart, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom were referred, the 13th inst., the nominations of John H. E. Sprinkle and Robert Benguerd, 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 was referred, the 13th inst., the nomination of James S. Peacock, reported.

Whereupon

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to tbe appointinent of James S. Peacock, agreeably to the nomination.

Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, to whom were referred, December 13th, the nominations of Charles H. Ingraham and Richard Fatherly, reported.

Whereupon

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the nomination of Thomas Miller; and

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the nomination of Charles Ross; and

Resolved, that the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Charles ss, agreeably to the nomination.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1859. The following message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Henry, his secretary: To the Senate of the United States :

I hereby nominate Edmund Richardson to be deputy postmaster at Albany, in the county of Baker and State of Georgia, the said office having become Presidential.

JAMES BUCHANAN.

lock;

The message was read.

Ordered, That the nomination of Edmund Richardson be referred to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

On motion by Mr. Bayard, The Senate proceeded to consider the nomination of James M. Spur

and Resolved, that the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of James M. Spurlock, agreeably to the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to consider the nomination of James E. Lewis; and

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of James E. Lewis, agreeably to the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to consider the nomination of Emery D. Potter.

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