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To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Daniel F. Pickering to be deputy postmaster at Elmira, in the county of Chemung and State of New York, in place of Daniel Stepheus, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, July 20, 1861. To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Asa 0. Colby to be deputy postmaster at Holyoke, in the county of Hamden and State of Massachusetts, in place of Lester New. ell, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, July 20, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Robert C. Naramore, to be deputy postmaster at Derby, in the county of New Haven and State of Kentucky, in place of Thadeus G. Birdseye, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, July 20, 1861, .

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate John H. Selkreg to be deputy postmaster at Ithaca, in the county of Tompkins and State of New York, in place of O. B. Curran, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, July 20, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Albert G. Murray to be deputy postmaster at Canandaigua, in the county of Ontario and State of New York, in place of George M. Chapman, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, July 20, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Michael Field, of Wisconsin, to be register of the land office at Falls of St. Croix, Wisconsin, in place of William H. Waterman, declined.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., July 22, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Isaac Coleman, of Indiana, to be agent for the Choctaw Indians, vice Douglass H. Cooper, resigned.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. O., July 22d, 1861.

The messages were read. Ordered, That the nominations of Alsop Whittlesey and Michael Field be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Ordered, That the nomination of James H. Holmes be referred to the

Ordered, That the nominations of Daniel F. Pickering, Asa 0. Colby, Robert C. Naramore, John H. Selkreg, and Albert G. Murray be referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post-Roads.

Ordered, That the nomination of Isaac Coleman be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs,

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 1861.

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

I nominate the persons named in the accompanying list of regular promotions and appointment in the Army of the United States, as pro. posed by the Secretary of War.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN, WASHINGTON, July 22, 1861.

WAR DEPARTMENT, July 22, 1861. BIR : Instead of the list of the 17th of July last, which I de sire to recall, I have the honor to propose for your approbation the following list of regular promotions and appointments in the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen :

PROMOTIONS.

Major Jobu S. Simonson to be colonel, May 13, 1861, vice Loring, resigned.

Major Charles F. Ruff to be lieutenant-colonel, June 10, 1861, vice Crittendon, resigned,

Captain Renjamin S. Roberts to be major, May 13, 1861, vice Simon son, promoted.

Captain Thomas Duncan to be major, June 10, 1861, vice Ruff, promoted.

First Lieutenant Gordon Granger to be captain, May 5, 1861, vice Lindsay, resigned.

First Lieutenant Alfred Gibbs to be captain, May 13, 1861, vice Rob. erts, promoted.

First Lieutenant William B. Lane to be captain, May 14, 1861, vice Porter, appointed to the Sixteenth Infantry.

First Lieutenant George W. Howland to be captain, May 14, 1861, vice Claiborne, resigned.

Second Lieutenant Christopher H. McNalley to be first lieutenant, May 5, 1861, vice Granger, promoted.

Second Lieutenant Edward Tracy to be first lieutenant, May 10, 1861, vice Baker, resigned.

Second Lieutenant John V. D. Du Bois, to be first lieutenant, May 13, 1861, vice Gibbs, promoted.

Second Lieutenant William W. Arerill to be first lieutenant, May 14, 1861, vice Lane, promoted.

Brevet Second Lieutenant Matthis W. Henry to be a second lieuten. ant, vice McNally, promoted, to date from May 6, 1861.

Brevet Second Lieutenant Leroy S. Elbert to be second lieutenant, vice Tracy, promoted, to date from June 24, 1861.

Breret Second Lieutenant George 0. Watts to be second lieutenant, vice Du Bois, promoted, to date from June 24, 1861.

APPOINTMENT. .

Andrew J. Alexander, of Missouri, to be second lieutenant, vice Jackson, resigned. I am, sir, with great respect, your obedient servant,

SIMON CAMERON,

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

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate John R. Blaine, of Missouri, to be register of the land office at Warsaw, Missouri, in place of Peyton Parks, declined.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C, July 23, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Jacob H. Ela, of New Hampshire, to be marshal of the United States for the district of New Hampshire, in place of Joseph Gilman, whose nomination was withdrawn.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. JULY 23D, 1861.

The messages were read.

Ordered, That the nomination of John S. Simonson and others for promotion and appointment in the Army, be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia.

Ordered, That the nomination of John R. Blaine be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, to whom were referred, on the 17th inst., the nominations of Joseph E. Brown and Lawrence H. Sheldon, reported.

Mr. Wade, from the Committee on Territories, to whom was referred, on the 22d inst., the nomination of James H. Holmes, reported.

The Senate proceeded to consider the nominations of William F. Lockwood and Jacob H. and

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 nominations of Edward C. Carriegton, Flamen Ball, and Ward H. Lamon; and

Ordered, That said nominations be postponed to to-morrow.

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THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1861.

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

I nominate Martin Buell, of the District of Columbia, to be principal clerk of private land claims in the General Land Office, under the provisions of the act of July 4, 1836.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate William Walton Murphy, of Michigan, to be consul-general of the United States at Frankfort-on-the-Main, and withdraw the nomination of Walter W. Murphy.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, July, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Nathan Gibbs to be deputy postmaster at Lee, in the county of Berkshire and State of Massachusetts, in place of Albert M. Howk, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, July 24, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate George S. Merrill to be deputy postmaster at Lawrence, in the county of Essex and State of Massachusetts, in place of B. T. Watson, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, July 25, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Samuel Russell to be deputy postmaster at Hillsdale, in the county of Hillsdale and State of Michigan, in place of F. M. Holloway, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, July 25, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Jacob G. Crane to be deputy postmaster at Elizabeth, in the county of Union and State of New Jersey, in place of J. C. Hindman, removed, the said Jacob G. Crane having been appointed during the last recess of the Senate and having been erroneously confirmed on the 16th inst. by the name of Jacob G. Greene.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, July 25, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Egbert Lineburgh to be deputy postmaster at Catskill, in the county of Greene and State of New York, in place of Charles Corn. wall, removed, the said Egbert Lineburgh having been appointed dur. ing the last recess of the Senate.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, July 25, 1861. .

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Benedict Milburn and Daniel Rowland, both of the city of Washington, to be justices of the peace in the county of Washington, in the District of Columbia.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, July 23, 1861. The messages were read.

Ordered, That the nomination of Martin Buell be referred to the Com. mittee on Public Lands.

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Ordered, That the nominations of Nathan Gibbs, Geo. S. Merrill, Sam'l Russell, Jacob G. Crane, and Egbert Lineburgh be referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads.

Ordered, That the nominations of Benedict Milburn and Daniel Rowland be referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

Mr. Hale, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom were referred, on the 13th inst., the nominations of Oscar Bullus and on the 20th inst. that of Stephen Decatur, reported.

Mr. Lale, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred, on the 13th inst., the nomination of Samuel P. Brown, reported adversely thereon.

Mr. Grimes, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom were referred, on the 10th inst., the nbibinations of John S. Holling. head, Asa Gladman, John P. Hilton, Edgar H. Bates, Sayles J. Bowen, James L. Carbery, William A. King, Thomas Carbery, Nicholas Callan, Henry Reaver, William R. Stratton, Thomas Donoho, David Hepburn, and James A. Kennedy, reported.

Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Commerce, to wliom were re. ferred, on the 10th inst., the nominations of A. M. Bancock, Edward Leavenworth, Richard L. Robertson, Clarendon Davisson, Alexander R. McKee, Timothy Smith, Charles L. Bernays, John D. Arnold, Henry W. Lord, George E. Wiss, Hugh Smith, Francis W. Rice, Edward Trow. bridge, William Porter, John P. Hatterscheidt, William F. Nast, William H. Russell, John E. Newport, James Churchman, Charles J. Sündell, Robert M. Walsli, Arthur B. Bradford, A. W. Crawford, John C. Under wood, George True, R. P. L. Baber, A. L. Wolff, John A. Little, Richard Hildreth, Peter W. Martin, Stephen Brooks, Jesse Peck, George T. Mar. shall, Charles H. Hildreth, Leo Kirchner, E. E. D. Skinner, Henry Stover, Charles A. Phelps, Francis S.Corkran, Edward Wallace, George Denison, J. L. Colby, Thomas B. Bush, William B. Farwell, Jonathan Dearborn, Jabez M. Fisher, Samuel J. Bridge, John F. Meredith, Oliver B. Dorrance, James F. Wagner, James Jeffrey, Joseph M. Cowell, B. Rush Plumly, John P. Zate, Benjamin W. Mudge, and Nathan Sargent, on the 13th inst. that of George Hogg, and on the 19tb inst. that of Robert P. Jones, reported.

Mr. Foot, froin the Committee ou Public Buildings and Grounds, to whem was referred, on the 6th instant, the nominations of Wm. O. Stod. dard, Joseph H. Barrett, Wm. S. Wood, and Hiram J. King, reported.

Mr. Clark, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was re. ferred, on the 6th instant, the nomination of Felix Vau Reuth, reported.

Mr. Trumbull, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whoin were referred, on the 13th instant, the nomination of John D. McPherson and on the 19th instant those of Christopher C. Hewitt and Charles W. Rand, reported.

Mr. Collamer, from the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads, to whom were referred, on the 15th instant, the nominations of George W. Edwards, Jasper R. Rand, and Olney B. Maxwell, and on the 22nd those of Dau'l F. Pickering, Asa 0. Colby, Robert U. Naramore, John .. Selkreg, and Albert G. Murray, reported.

Mr. Doolittle, from the Coinmittee on Indian Affairs, to wbom were referred, on the 6th instant, the nominations of Henry W. De Puy and Orsainus H. Irish, and on the 19th instant those of George A. Cutler, Samuel G. Colley, and Amos J. Chipman, reported.

The Senate proceeded to consider the nominations of William Walton Murphy and Jasper R. Rand; and

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

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