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To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate William Cuddy, of Missouri, to be surveyor-general of the United States for the district of Illinois and Missouri. Commissioned during the recess of the Senate.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., July 5th, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Edward F. Beale, of California, to be surveyor-general of the United States for the State of California;

George M. Hanson, of California, to be superintending agent for the Indians of the northern district of California; and

John P. H. Wentworth, of California, to bé superintending agent for the Indians of the southern district of California. All of whom were commissioned during the recess of the Senate.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., July 5th, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Harrison B. Branch, of Missouri, to be superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Central Superintendency.

Clinton C. Hutchinson, of Iowa, to be agent for the Indians of the Sac and Fox Agency. John Crawford, of Arkansas, to be agent for the Cherokee Indians.

John B. Hoffman, of New York, to be agent for the Ponca Indians, in the Territory of Nebraska.

Gustavus A. Colton, of Kansas, to be agent for the Indians of the Osage river agency.

John J. Humphreys, of Tennessee, to be agent for the Indians of the Wichita Agency.

Hiram W. Farnsworth, of Kansas, to be agent for the Indians of the Kansas Agency.

Luther L. Pease, of Iowa, to be Indian agent for the Blackfeet, and other neighbouring tribes.

John À. Charles, of Iowa, to be agent for the Indians of the Upper Missouri Agency.

Peter P. Ēlder, of Kansas, to be agent for the Senecas, Osages, and other Indians.

William W. Ross, of Kansas, to be ageut for the Pottowatomie In. dians in Kansas.

Charles B. Keith, of Kansas, to be agent for the Indians of the Kickapoo Agency.

James B. Äbbott, of Kansas, to be agent for the Indians of the Shawnee Agency; and

Ramon Lupa, of New Mexico, to be Indian agent in the Territory of New Mexico. All of whom were commissioned during the recess of the Senate.

ABRAHAM LINCULN. WASHINGTON, D. C., July 5, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate John Ward, of New Mexico, to be Indian agent in the Territory of New Mexico.

Henry W. De Puy, of Nebraska Territory, to be agent for the Pawnee Indians in Nebraska Territory.

Orsamus H. Irish, of Nebraska Territory, to be agent for the Indians of the Omaha Agency.

José Antoino Mausinares, of New Mexico, to be Indian agent in the Territory of New Mexico.

Henry Martin, of Wisconsin, to be superintendent of Indian affairs in the Territory of Utah.

William G. Coffin, of Indiana, to be superintendent of Indian affairs for the Southern Superintendency.

Ashley A. Bancroft, of Ohio, to be agent for the Indians in Washington Territory.

Joseph A. Cody, of Kansas, to be agent for the Indians of the Upper Platte Agency.

William F. McArny, of Kansas, to be agent for the Indians in the Territory of New Mexico.

James B. Condon, of Oregon, to be agent for the Indians of the Willamette Agency, Oregon.

William Logan, of Oregon, to be agent for the Indians in the State of Oregon.

William H. Rector, of Oregon, to be superintendent of Indian affairs in tbe State of Oregon; and

Charles Hutchines, of Oregon, to be Indian agentin Washington Ter. ritory. All of whom were commissioned during the recess of the Senate.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., July 5, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I noniinate Joseph J. Coombs, of the District of Columbia, to be an examiner-in-chief in the United States Patent Office, commissioned during the recess of the Senate.

ABRAHMM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., July 5, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Joseph H. Barrett, of Ohio, to be Commissioner of Pensiops.

William O. Stoddard, of Illinois, to be secretary to the President to sign patents for lands, under the authority of the sixth section of the act of July 4th, 1836.

William S. Wood, of New York, to be Commissioner of Public Build. ings and Grounds in the City of Washington; and

Hiram I. King, of the District of Columbia, to be warden of the penitentiary of the United States for the District of Columbia. All of whom were commissioned during the recess of the Senate.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. C., July 5, 1861: The messages were read.

Ordered, That the nominations of William A. Starkweather, William T. Matlock, John Kelly, George E. Briggs, B. J. Pengra, Edmund Browning, William Boaz, Abner T. Ellis, Francis W. Bartlett, Benjamin Thompson, Gilbert E. Porter, Henry Clay Williams, George A. Metzger, Milton Barlow, Thomas J. Townsend, John Harvey Welch, Henry W. Holley, Frank A. Renz, Roswell H. Pendergast, Charles A Gilman, James Rowe, Andrew J. Snyder, James Compton, Henry W. Briggs, George M. Gerrish, George B. Tingley, Royal H. Waller, George

Webster, G. C. Havens, Antouio Mario Pico, Lewis Sperry, Jobu M. Eddy, William H. Pratt, Joab Houghton, John Greiner, Edward B. Taylor, Royal Buck, Richard C. Vaughan, Felix Van Reuth, Richard F. Barrett, George F. Walton, Arthur A. Denney, Joseph Cushman, Joseph M. Fletcher, Asabel Low, Ira H. Smith, James C. Burnett, Charles W. Adams, Franklin G. Adams, Robert McBratney, Samuel D. Houston, Mark W. Delahay, George W. Boardman, John S. McFar. land, Homer F. Fellows, William B. Farmer, James Lindsay, James J. St. Clair, Henry K. Sanger, Stewart Goodrell, John G. Weeks, Frank Street, Dexter C. Bloomer, Charles B. Richards, Charles Pomroy, Will. iam H. Bigelow, James P. Edie, William Cuddy, Edward F. Beale, and William O.' Stoddard, be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Ordered, That the nominations of George M. Hanson, John P. H. Wentworth, Harrison B. Branch, Clinton O. Hutchiusou, John Crawford, John B. Hoffman, Gustavus A. Colton, John J. Humphreys, Hiram W. Farnsworth, Luther L. Pease, John H. Charles, Peter P. Elder, William W. Ross, Charles B. Keith, James B. Abbott, Ramon Luna, Jobn Ward, Henry W. De Puy, Orsamus H. Irish, José Antonio Man. sinares, Henry Martin, William G. Coffin, Ashley A. Bancroft, Joseph A. Cody, William F. M. Arny, John G. Condon, William Logan, Will: iam H. Rector, and Charles Hutchins, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Ordered, That the nomination of Joseph J. Coombs be referred to the Committee on Patents avd the Patent Office.

Ordered, That the nomination of Joseph H. Barrett be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Ordered, That the nomination of William S. Wood be referred to the Committee on the Public Buildings and Grounds.

Ordered, That the uomination of Hiram I. King be referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1861. Tbe following messages were received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Nicolay, bis secretary : To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Leonard Pierce, jr., of Texas, to be consul of the United States at Matamoros, in the place of Richard Fitzpatrick, resigned.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, July 10, 1861..

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominata Thomas W. Stevens to be surveyor of the customs for the port of Albany, in the State of New York, in the place of Matthew Hendrickson, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, July 9th, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Samuel R. Fox, of Wisconsin, to be surveyor-general of the United States for the Territory of Utah, vice Samuel C. Stambaugh, removed.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. O., July 9th, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Anson G. Henry, of Oregon, to be surveyor-general of the United States for the Territory of Washington, Bion Freeman Kendall, of Washington Territory, to be superintendent of Indian affairs in the Territory of Washington, and Henry A. Webster, of Washington Territory, to be Indian agent in the Territory of Washington.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D.O., July 9th, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate James B. Condon, of Oregon, to be agent for the Indians of the Willamette Agency, Oregon, to correct error in nomination heretofore made, and Benjamin R. Biddle, of Oregon, to be Indian agent in the State of Oregon.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, D. U., July 8th, 1861.

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Frederick W. Hatch, of Michigan, to be Indian agent in the Territory of Utah, vice William H. Brockway, declined.

WASHINGTON, D. C., July 9th, 1861. .

To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate Frank Fuller, of New Hampshire, to be secretary of the Territory of Utah, in the place of Francis H. Wootton, resigned.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, July 9, 1861. To the Senate of the United States :

I nominate the following-named persons for the offices to which they were appointed during the recess of the Senate, viz:

James Watson Webb, of New York, to be envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States to Brazil, in the place of R.K. Meade, resigned.

Thomas H. Nelson, of Indiana, to be envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States to Chile, in the place of John Bigler, recalled.

Christopher Robinson, of Rhode Island, to be envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States to Peru.

Adson Burlingame, of Massachusetts, to be envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States to China, in place of J. E. Ward, recalled.

Allen Á. Burton, of Kentucky, to be minister resident of the United States at Bogota, in the place of George W. Jones, recalled.

Charles N. Riotte, of Texas, to be minister resident of the United States to Costa Rica, in the place of Alexander Dimitry, resigned.

Henry T. Blow, of Missouri, to be minister resident of the United States to Venezuela, in the place of Edward A. Turpin, recalled.

Edward Joy Morris, of Pennsylvania, to be minister resident of the United States at Constantinople, in the place of James Watson Webb, declined.

Charles A. Washburne, of California, to be commissioner of the United States to Paraguay.

Green Clay, of Kentucky, to be secretary of the legation of the United States at St. Petersburgh, in the place of J. A. Mitchell, resigned.

Horatio J. Perry, of New Hampshire, to be secretary of the legation of the United States at Madrid, in the place of Green Clay, declined.

A. M. Hancock, of Kentucky, to be consul of the United States at Malaga, in the place of J. Somers Smith, recalled.

Edward Leavenworth, of New York, to be consul of the United States at Sydney, N. S. W., in the place of Robert D. Merrill, recalled.

Richard L. Robertson, of California, to be consul of the United States at Mazatlan, in the place of Edward Conner, recalled.

Clarendon Davidson, of Missouri, to be consul of the United States at Bordeaux, in the place of Gabriel G. Fleurot, recalled.

Alexander R. McKee, of Kentucky, to be consul of the United States at Panama, in the place of A. B. Corwive, recalled.

Timothy C. Smith, of Vermont, to be consul of the United States at Odessa, in the place of John D. Arnold, declined.

Charles L. Bernays, of Missouri, to be consul of the United States at Zurich, in the place of George H. Goundie, resigned.

John D. Arnold, of Illinois, to be consul of the United States at St. Petersburg, in the place of Caleb Croswell, recalled.

John H. Peters, of South Carolina, to be consyl of the United States at Tunis, in the place of George W. S. Nicholson, recalled.

Henry W. Lord, of Michigan, to be consul of the United States at Manchester, in the place of Duncan Macauley, resigned.

George E. Wiss, of Maryland, to be consul of the United States at Rotterdam, in the place of W. S. Campbell, recalled.

Samuel Whiting, of New Jersey, to be consul of the United States at Nassau, N. P., in the place of Isaac J. Merritt, recalled.

Hugh Smith, of Kentucky, to be consul of the United States at Duudee, in the place of J. B. Holderby, recalled.

Charles E. Moss, of Iowa, to be consul of the United States at Genoa, in the place of William L. Patterson, resigned.

Charles H. Richman, of Michigan, to be consul of the United States at Cadiz, in the place of T. T. Tunstall, recalled.

Francis W. Rice, of Califoruia, to be consul of the United States at Aspinwall, in the place of Daniel A. Robinson, jr., recalled.

Edward Trowbridge, of Connecticut, to be consul of the United States at Barbadoes, in the place of James F. Smith, recalled.

William Porter, of Louisiana, to be consul of the United States at Tripoli, in the place of M. J. Gaines, recalled.

John P. Hatterscheidt, of Kansas, to be consul of the United States at Moscow, iu the place of Francis S. Claxton, recalled.

William F. Nast, of Kentucky, to be consul of the United States at Stutgard, in the place of Tapley W. Young, recalled.

William H. Russell, of Missouri, to be consul of the United States at Trinidad de Cuba, in the place of John R. Kooken, recalled.

John E. Newport, of Pennsylvania, to be consul of the Uuited States at Turk's Island, in the place of Andrew G. Carothers, recalled.

James Churchman, of California, to be consul of the United States at Valparaiso, in the place of James B. Gordon, recalled.

Charles J. Sundell, of Illinois, to be consul of the United States at Stettin, in the place of R. F. Schillow, recalled.

Robert M. Walsh, of Pennsylvania, to be consul of the United States at Leghorn, in the place of J. A. Binda, recalled.

Arthur B. Bradford, of Pennsylvania, to be consul of the United States at Amoy, in the place of Thomas H. Hyatt, recalled.

A. W. Crawford, of Pennsylvania, to be consul of the United States at Antwerp, in the place of James W. Quiggle, recalled.

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