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JAMES K. POLK.

WASHINGTON, December 22, 1845.

To the Congress of the United States

I transmit to Congress a communication from the Secretary of State, with a statement of the expenditures from the appropriation made by the act entitled “An act providing the means of future intercourse between the United States and the Government of China,” approved the 3d of March, 1843.

JAMES K. POLK.

WASHINGTON, January 3, 1846.

To the Senate of the United States

I transmit to the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Navy, communicating the information called for by their resolution of the 18th of December, 1845, in relation to the “number of agents now employed for the preservation of timber, their salaries, the authority of law under which they are paid, and the allowances of every description made within the last twenty years in the settlement of the accounts of said agents.”

JAMES K. POLK.

WASHINGTON, January 6, 1846.

To the Senate of the United States

I communicate to the Senate the information called for by their resolution of December 31, 1845, “requesting the President to cause to be communicated to the Senate copies of the correspondence between the Attorney-General and the Solicitor of the Treasury and the judicial officers of Florida in relation to the authority of the Territorial judges as Federal judges since the 3d of March, 1845.”

JAMES K. POLK.

WASHINGTON, January 12, 1846.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate the persons named in the accompanying list[2] of promotions and appointments in the Army of the United States to the several grades annexed to their names, as proposed by the Secretary of War.

JAMES K. POLK.

[Footnote 2:  Omitted.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, January 8, 1846.

The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

SIR:  I have the honor respectfully to propose for your approbation the annexed list[3] of officers for promotion and persons for appointment in the Army of the United States.

I am, sir, with great respect, your obedient servant,

W.L.  MARCY

[Footnote 3:  Omitted.]

ADJUTANT-GENERAL’S OFFICE,

Washington, January 8, 1846.

Hon. W.L.  Marcy,
  Secretary of War,

SIR:  I respectfully submit the accompanying list[4] of promotions and appointments to fill the vacancies in the Army which are known to have happened since the date of the last list, December 12, 1845.  The promotions are all regular except that of Captain Martin Scott, Fifth Infantry, whose name, agreeably to the decision of the President and your instructions, is submitted to fill the vacancy of major in the First

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