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To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate James L. Collins, of New Mexico, to be superintendent of Indian affairs in the Territory of New Mexico, his previous term of office having expired.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 19th, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Lorenzo Labadi, of New Mexico, to be agent for the Indians in New Mexicc, vice John Walker, whose term of office has expired.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 19th, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate the officers named in the accompanying list for regular promotion in the Army of the United States, as proposed by the Secretary of War.

dBRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, March 28, 1861.

WAR DEPARTMENT, March 28, 1861. SIR: I have the honor to propose for your approbation the following regular promotions in the Army of the Vnited States :

PROMOTIONS.

Tenth Regiment of Infantry.

Second Lieutenant James H. Hill, to be first lieutenant, February 27, 1861, vice Kelly, resigned.

Brevet Second Lieutenant George W. Vanderbilt, of the Ninth Infantry, to be second lieutenant, February 27, 1861, vice Hill, promoted.

The nomination here made, of Brevet Second Lieutenant Vanderbilt, is intended as a substitute for that made of him on the 26th instant, to be 2d lieutenant in the Third Infantry, February 28, 1861, he being en. titled to the earlier date of promotion consequent on Lieutenant Kelly's resignation. 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 Albert Van Kleeck to be deputy postmaster at Poughkeepsie, in the county of Dutchess and State of New York, in place of George P. Pelton, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., 15th March, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate William Stewart to be deputy postmaster at Binghamton, in the county of Broome and State of New York, in place of Virgil Whitney, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D, C., 21st March, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate George S. Bangs to be deputy postmaster at Aurora, in the county of Kane and State of Illinois, in place of R. C. Mix, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 12, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Charles Hall to be deputy postmaster at Oshkosh, in the county of Winnebago and State of Wisconsin, in place of Edward Eastman, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., 28th March, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Martin J. Evarts to be deputy postmaster at Rutland, in the county of Rutland and State of Vermont, in place of Isaac MCDaniels, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D.O., 25th March, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate George G. Benedict to be deputy postmaster at Burling. ton, in the county of Chittenden and State of Vermont, in place of D. A. Danforth, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., 13th March, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate C. Sherman Pyle to be deputy postmaster at Mount Vernon, in the county of Knox and State of Ohio, in place of William J. Morton, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., 21st March, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Allen R. Burr, to be deputy postmaster at Lansing, in the county of Ingham and State of Michigan, in place of Joseph M. Griswold, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., 27th March, 1861. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate George H. Kling to be deputy postmaster at Mansfield, in the county of Richland and State of Ohio, in place of Samuel Snyder, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., 21 March, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States

I nominate Hubbard M. Smith to be deputy postmaster at Vincennes, in the county of Knox and State of Indiana, in place of John Moore, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate John L. Scripps to be deputy postmaster at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, in place of Isaac Cook, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., 28th March, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Penrod Bateman to be deputy postmaster at Zanesville, in the county of Muskingum and State of Ohio, in place of John B. Roberts, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., 12th March, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Moses Drake, jr., to be deputy postmaster at Fort Wayne, in the county of Allen and State of Indiana, in place of John G. Maier, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., 28th March, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Columbus B. Mason to be deputy postmaster at Circleville, in the county of Pickaway, and State of Ohio, in place of Jason Case, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 28, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Charles Redfield to be deputy postmaster at Adrian, in the county of Lenawee, and State of Michigan, in place of Clark' B. Backus, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 27, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate H. L. McKee to be deputy postmaster at Tiffin, in the county of Seneca, and State of Ohio, in place of William W. Armstrong, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., 28 March, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate A. P. Miller, to be deputy postmaster at Chillicothe, in the county of Ross and State of Ohio, in place of E. B. Eskelman, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON. D. C., March 25, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Thomas C. McEwen to be deputy postmaster at Sandusky, in the county of Erie and State of Ohio, in place of John M. Brown, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN, WASHINGTON, March —, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Charles B. Giffin to be deputy postmaster at Newark, in the county of Licking and State of Ohio, in place of James E. Lewis, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 27, 1861.

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To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate John M. Wilson to be deputy postmaster at New Albany, in the county of Floyd and State of Indiana, in place of William J. Newkirk, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 28, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Joseph 0. Jones to be deputy postmaster at Terre Haute, in the county of Vigo and State of Indiana, in place of B. H. Cornwall, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., 28th March, 1861.

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To the Senate of the United States:

I dominate Andrew B. Dickinson, of New York, to be minister resi. dent of the United States to the Republic of Nicaragua, in the place of Alexander Dimitry, recalled at his own request.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 28, 1861.
To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Edward J. Chase, of New York, to be marshal of the
United States for the northern district of that State, in place of I. B.
Howe, whose commission 'has expired.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. MARCH 28, 1861.

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To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Walter A. Burleigh to be agent for the Yancton Sioux at
Fort Randall, in place of the present incumbent, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
WASHINGTON, March 28, 1861.
The messages were read.

The Senate, by unanimous consent, proceeded to consider the nomina. tions of C. C. P. Baldwin, George Howe, John T. Haines, Israel 0. Dewry, Nathaniel Low, Albin Beard,

William B. Morrill, Joseph P. Morse, Robert M. Corning, Thomas E. Hatch, Williain F. Comly, James H. Trumbull, Cornelius W. Englehart, Zachariah Jellison, Stephen D. Pool, Thomas McElrath, Clark Dunham, Jacob Anthony, William P. Wingate, Halsey F. Cooper, Edward Jordan, James S. Pike, Cassius M. Clay, Robert M. Palmer, James E. Harvey, George G. Fogg, Herman Cox, Edwin R. Glascock, James L. Collins, Lorenzo Labadi, James H. Hill, George W. Vanderbilt, Albert Van Kleeck, William Stewart, George S. Bangs, Charles Hall, Charles G. Everts, George G. Benedict, J. Sherman Pyle, Allen R. Burr, George H. Kling, Hubbard M. Smith, John L. Scripps, Penrod Bateman, Moses Drake, jr., Charles B.

Mason, Charles Redfield, H. L. McKee, A. P. Miller, Thomas C. McEwen, Charles B. Giffin, John M. Wilson, Joseph V. Jones, Andrew B. Dickinson, Edward J. Chase, and Walter A. Burleigh; and

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

The Senate, by unanimous consent, proceeded to consider the nomination of Edwin C. Larned.

On the question, Shall the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Edwin C. Larued ?

25 It was determined in the affirmative { Mays

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

Messrs. Anthony, Baker, Chandler, Clark, Collamer, Cowan, Dixon, Doolittle, Fessenden, Foster, Grimes, Hale, Harlan, Harris, Howe, King, Lane, Morrill, Sherman, Simmons, Sumner, Trumbull, Wade, Wilmot, Wilson.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Breckinridge, Bright, Clingman, Douglas, Johnson, Kennedy, Mitchel, Nesmith, Nicholson, Polk, Powell.

So it was

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Edwin C. Larned, agreeably to the nomination.

The Senate, by unanimous consent, proceeded to consider the nomination of Carl Schurz.

On the question, Will the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Carl Schurz? It was determined in the affirmative, Mays

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

Messrs. Baker, Bingham, Chandler, Clark, Cowan, Doolittle, Harris, Howe, King, Lane, Morrill, Rice, Sherman, Douglas, Fessenden, Foot, Grimes, Hale, Harlan, Simmons, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Trumbull, Wade, Wilmot, Wilson.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Anthony, Bright, Clingman, Collamer, Dixon, Foster, Johnson, Kennedy, Mitchel, Nesmith, Nicholson, Polk, Powel!.

So it was

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Carl Schurz, agreeably to the nomination.

Mr. Trumbull, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred, the 26th inst., the nomination of George W. Lane, reported; and

On the question, Will the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of George W. Lane?

28 Vays.

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

Messrs. Anthony, Baker, Chandler, Clark, Collamer, Cowan, Dixon, Doolittle, Douglas, Fessenden, Foot, Foster, Grimes, Hale, Harris, Howe, Johnson, King, Lane, Morrill, Nesmith, Sherman, Simmons, Summer, Ten Zyck, Trumbull, Wade, Wilson.

It was determined in the affirmative { Xass :

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