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1340, 1341; see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th
Cong., 2d sess., p. 221).
The House sustained the veto on December 6, 1854
by a vote of 95 yeas to 80 nays. (December 6, 1854,
H. Jour., pp. 49).
Veto sustained

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Thirty-third Congress, Second Session
Regular Veto
H.R. 595.
Making appropriations for the transportation of the
United States mail, by ocean steamships and other-
wise, during the fiscal years ending the 30th of June,
1855 and the 30th of June, 1856.
Vetoed March 3, 1855. The veto message was laid
before the House. (March 3, 1855, H. Jour., pp.
541-543; see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong.,
2d sess., pp. 251-254).
The House sustained the veto on March 3, 1855 by
a vote of 79 yeas to 99 nays. (March 3, 1855, H.
Jour., pp. 546, 547).
Veto sustained.

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Thirty-fourth Congress, First Session
Regular Vetoes
S. 1.
Making an appropriation for deepening the channel
over the St. Clair Flats, in the State of Michigan.
Vetoed May 19, 1856. The veto message was laid
before the Senate. (May 19, 1856, S. Jour., pp. 341,
342; see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d
sess., pp. 255, 256.
The Senate overrode the veto on July 7, 1856 by a
vote of 28 yeas to 8 nays. (July 7, 1856, S. Jour., p.
420).
The House overrode the veto on July 8, 1856 by a
vote of 139 yeas to 55 nays. (July 8, 1856, H. Jour.,
pp. 1176, 1177).
Veto overridden (11 Stat. 25).

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S. 2.
Making an appropriation for deepening the channel
over the flats of the St. Mary's River, in the State of
Michigan.
Vetoed May 22, 1856. The veto message was laid
before the Senate. (May 22, 1856, S. Jour., pp. 351,
352; see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d
sess., pp. 256, 257).
The Senate overrode the veto on July 7, 1856 by a
vote of 28 yeas to 10 nays. (July 7, 1856, S. Jour.,
p. 419).

The House overrode the veto on July 8, 1856 by a
vote of 136 yeas to 54 nays. (July 8, 1856, H. Jour.,
pp. 1177, 1178).
Veto overridden (11 Stat. 25).

43 S. 14.

To remove obstructions to navigation in the mouth of
the Mississippi river, at the Southwest Pass and Pass
a l'Outre.
Vetoed May 19, 1856. The veto message was laid
before the Senate. (May 19, 1856, S. Jour., p. 340;
see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess.,
pp. 254, 255).
The Senate overrode the veto on July 7, 1856 by
a vote of 31 yeas to 12 nays. (July 7, 1856, S. Jour.,
p. 418).
The House overrode the veto on July 8, 1856 by a
vote of 143 yeas to 55 nays. (July 8, 1856, H. Jour.,
pp. 1174, 1175).
Veto overridden (11 Stat. 24).

44 S. 53.

For the improvement of the navigation of the Pa-
tapsco river, and to render the port of Baltimore
accessible to the war steamers of the United States.
Vetoed August 14, 1856. The veto message was laid
before the Senate. (August 14, 1856, S. Jour., p. 608;
see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess.,
pp. 257-258).
The Senate overrode the veto on August 16, 1856,
by a vote of 31 yeas to 14 nays. (August 16, 1856, S.
Jour., pp. 621, 622).
The House overrode the veto on August 16, 1856,
by a vote of 127 yeas to 47 nays. (August 16, 1856,
H. Jour., p. 1499).
Veto overridden (11 Stat. 44).

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H.R. 12.
For continuing the improvement of the Des Moines
Rapids, in the Mississippi River.
Vetoed August 11, 1856. The veto message was laid
before the House. (August 11, 1856, H. Jour.,
1420; see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d
sess., p. 257).
The House overrode the veto on August 11, 1856 by
a vote of 130 yeas to 54 nays. (August 11, 1856, H.
Jour., pp. 1420, 1421).
The Senate overrode the veto on August 16, 1856 by
a vote of 30 yeas to 14 nays. (August 16, 1856, S.
Jour., pp. 620, 621).
Veto overridden (11 Stat. 51).

JAMES BUCHANAN

President Buchanan vetoed seven bills, of which four were regular vetoes and three were pocket vetoes. None was overridden.

Thirty-fifth Congress, First Session

Pocket Veto 46 H.J. Res. 37.

In regard to the carrying of the United States mails
from St. Joseph's, Missouri, to Placerville, California.
Pocket veto occurred after the 1st session of the
35th Congress had adjourned sine die on June 14,
1858. A presidential message was received by the
2d session of the 35th Congress on January 7, 1859.
(January 7, 1859, H. Jour., p. 151; see also H.R.
Doc. No. 493, 70th Cong., 2d sess., p. 11; S. Misc.
Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess., p. 258).
Thirty-fifth Congress, Second Session

Regular Veto 47 H.R. 2.

Donating public lands to the several States and Ter-
ritories which may provide colleges for the benefit of
agriculture and the mechanic arts.
Vetoed February 24, 1859. The veto message was
laid before the House (February 24, 1859, H. Jour.,
pp. 501-508; see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th
Cong., 2d sess., pp. 259-266).
The House sustained the veto on February 26, 1859
by a vote of 105 yeas to 96 nays. (February 26,
1859, H. Jour., pp. 508, 509).
Veto sustained.

Pocket Vetoes 48 S. 321.

Making an appropriation for deepening the channel over the St. Clair flats, in the State of Michigan. Pocket veto occurred after the 2d session of the 35th Congress adjourned sine die on March 10, 1859. A presidential message was received by the 1st session of the 36th Congress on February 2, 1860. (February 2, 1860, S. Jour., pp. 114-121; see also H.R. Doc. No. 493, 70th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 11, 12; S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 266-274).

49 S.J. Res. 87.

In relation to removal of obstructions to navigation
in the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Pocket veto occurred after the 2d session of the
35th Congress had adjourned sine die on March 10,
1859. A presidential message was received by the
1st session of the 30th Congress on February 7,
1860. (February 7, 1860, S. Jour., p. 129; see also
S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess., p. 274;
H.R. Doc. No. 493, 70th Cong., 2d sess., p. 12).
Thirty-sixth Congress, First Session

Regular Vetoes 50 S. 29.

For the relief of Arthur Edwards and his associates.
Vetoed April 17, 1860. The veto message was laid
before the Senate. (April 17, 1860, S. Jour., pp. 406,
407; see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d
sess., pp. 279-281).
The Senate sustained the veto on June 7, 1860
by a vote of 22 yeas to 30 nays. (June 7, 1860,
S. Jour., pp. 580, 581).
Veto sustained.

51 S. 416.

To secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public
domain.
Vetoed June 22, 1860. The veto message was laid
before the Senate. (June 22, 1860, S. Jour., pp.
747-753; see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong.,
2d sess., pp. 281-287).
The Senate sustained the veto on June 23, 1860 by
a vote of 28 yeas to 18 nays. (June 23, 1860, S.
Jour., p. 757).
Veto sustained.

Thirty-sixth Congress, Second Session

Regular Veto 52 H.R. 915

For the relief of Hockaday and Leggit.
Vetoed January 25, 1861. The veto message was
laid before the House. (January 25, 1861, H. Jour.,
p. 227; see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d
sess., pp. 287, 288).
The House sustained the veto on January 26, 1861 by
a vote of 81 yeas to 67 nays. (January 26, 1861, H.
Jour., pp. 228, 229).
Veto sustained.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

President Lincoln vetoed seven bills, of which two
were regular vetoes and five were pocket vetoes.
None was overridden.
There were no vetoes in the first session of the
Thirty-seventh Congress nor in the first session of
the Thirty-ninth Congress.
Thirty-seventh Congress, Second Session

Regular Vetoes 53 S. 193.

To repeal that part of an act of Congress which pro-
hibits the circulation of bank notes of a less denom-
ination than five dollars within the District of
Columbia.
Vetoed June 23, 1862. The veto message was laid
before the Senate. (June 23, 1862, S. Jour., pp. 705,
706).
Veto unchallenged.

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S. 343.
To provide for additional medical officers of the
volunteer service.
Vetoed July 2, 1862. The veto message was laid be-
fore the Senate. (July 2, 1862, S. Jour., p. 746).
The Senate sustained the veto on July 2, 1862 by a
vote of 0 yeas to 37 nays. (July 2, 1862, S. Jour., pp.
746, 747).
Veto sustained.

Thirty-seventh Congress, Third Session

Pocket Veto 55 S. 424.

To amend an act entitled, “An act to establish and equalize the grades of line officers of the U.S. Navy." Pocket veto occurred after the 3rd session of the 37th Congress had adjourned sine die on March 3, 1863. The bill was presented to the President on March 3, 1863. (March 3, 1863, S. Jour., p. 439).

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