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the bill entitled “ An act respecting the district court of the United States, in the northern dise trict of New York;" the bill entitled “ Ao act authorizing the secretary of the Treasury to remit the duties therein mentined;" the bill entitled “ An act for erecting a light-house on the west chop of Holme's hole harbour, in the State of Massachusetts;" the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Mary Wells;" the bill entitled " Ao act for the relief of George Buckmaster;" the bill enti: tled " An act for the relief of the widow and children of Abraham Owren;" the bill entitled - An act for the relief of Caleb Nicholls ;" the bill entitled " An act authorizing the secretary of the Treasury to pay to the State of Georgin, fifteen per cent. upon the quota of direct tax for the year 1816, as. sumed and paid by that State;" the bill entitled “ An act to repeal so much of any acts noir in force as authorizes a loan of monry or an issue of treasury notes;” the bill entitled * An act supplementary to an act to regulate the dutics on imports and tonnage;" the bill entitled " An act to continue in force an act entitled, • An act relating to settlers op lands of the United States;'" the bill entitled - An act for the relief of Anthony Buck;" also, the biil entitled “ An act to fix the peace cstablishment of the marine corps."
A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Dougherty their Clerk :
Mr. Presı!ent—The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed several enrolled bills
I am directed to bring them to the Senate for lic signature of their President. And be withdrew.
The President signed the sixty enrolled bills, and one enrolled resolmion, last reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the comunittee to be laid before the President of the United States.
On motion by Mr. Morrow, Ordered, That the committee on the Public Lands, to whom were referred the following memorials and petitions, viz. The memorial of the legislature of the State of Louisiana, respecting the land titles in the former territory of Orleans; the memorial of the legislature of State of Louisiana relative to the land claiins of Florida; the memorial of the legislature of the Mississippi Territory, praying the extinguishment of British claims to lands in said Territory; the petition of Anthony Cavalier and Peter Petit; the meinorial of the legislature of the Mississippi Territory, praying the settlers on the lands of the United States, may be permitted to continue thercon, until the same shall be sold; the petition of sundry inhabitants of the province of Texas, praying a grant of land; the petition of William Hargrave; the petition of G. W. Johnston, and others; the petition of Jesse Bean; and, the petition of Nathaniel Cutting: be discharged from the furiher c.:nsideration thereof, respectively.
Mr. Rugales reported froin the committee, that they had laid before the President of the
United States, the sixty enrolled bills, and one eorolled resolution, last reported to have been examined.
A message from the President of the United States, by Mr. Todd, his secretary:
Mr. President-The President of the United States this day approved and signed " Ad act to authorize the appointinent of a surveyor for the lands in the northern part of the Mississippi Territory, and the sale of certain lands therein described ;
“ An act authorizing a subscription for the printing of the tooth volume of public documcnts;" “ An act to continue in force an act, entitled “ An act for establishing trading houses with the Indian tribes ;" “ An act to amend and explain an act, giving pensions to orphans and widows of persons slain in the public or private armed vessels of the United State; “ An act to incorporate the subscribers to certain Banks in the District of Columbia, and to prevent the circulation of the notes of unchartered associations within the said District;" An act to continue in force an act entitled, “ An act further to provide for the collection of duties on imports and tonnage,' passed the 3d day of March 1815, and for other purposes;" a resolution respecting the contracts for the printing for. Congress;" • An act for the relief of the widow and children of Arnold Heury Dorhman, deceased;" “ An act to establish a separate territorial governinent for the eastern part of the Mississippi Territory;" and, “ An act mak
ing appropriations for carrying into effect, certain Indian treaties, and for other purposes;” and “ An act compensating Peter Hagner.”
And also on the 1st instant, “ An act in addition to an act, entitled "An act for the more convenient taking of affidavits and bail in civil causes depending in the courts of the United States ;'' “ An act making reservation of certain public lands to supply timber for naval purposes;" “ An act authorizing vessels departing from the town of the Bayou St. John, and basin of the Canal de Carondelet, to clear out at the custom-house in the city of New-Orleans;" “ An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Ignace Chalmet Delino, deceased, and of Anthony Cruzat and L. P. Duverges ;” “ An act to enable the people of the western part of the Mississippi Territory to form a constitution and State government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States;” “ An act authorizing the settlement of the accounts of Flavil Sabin, deceased;" “ An act for the relief of the legal representatives of John J. Yarnall, deceased;" and “ An act granting a pension to commodore Richard Taylor."
Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly.
A message from the Housc of Representatives, by Mr. Dougherty, their Clerk:
The House of Representatives have passed a
resolution for the appointment of a joint committee to wait on the President of the United States, and notify him of the intended recess, and have appointed a committee on their part, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.
The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution last mentioned,
Ordered, That Mr. Barbour and Mr. Tait, be the committee on the part of the Senate.
Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Represcntatives accordingly.
Mr. Barbour reported, from the joint committee, that they had waited on the President of the United States, who informed them, that he had no further cominunication to make to the two llouses of Congress.
A message fron the House of Representatives, by Mr. Dougherty their Clerk:
Mr. President- The President of the United States this day approved and signed “ An act making appropriations for the support of the Navy of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and seventeen;" “ An act authorizing the deposit of the papers of foreign vessels, with the consul of their respective nations ;” “ Ao act to amend an act, entitled • An act making further provision for military services during the late war, and