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continue in force an act, entitled • An act to provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds received in the Revolutionary war;" and, also, the bill, entitled " An act for the relief of Isaac Finch.”

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 10th instant, for appropriations of territory for the purposes of education; and,

On motion, by Mr. Noble, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until Monday next.

On motion, by Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, Ordered, That the report of the Commissioners of Land Claims at St. Helena, together with the letter of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, transmitting the same, be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public. Lands, to whom was referred the petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and inhabitants, of the city of New Orleans, made a report, accompanied by a bill supplemental to an act, entitled “ An act authorizing the disposal of certain lots of public ground in the city of New Orleans and town of Mobile;" the report and bill were read.

Ordered, That the bill pass to the second reading.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the petition of William Nott, and others; and,

On motion, by Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until Friday next.

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Elliott asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill to continue in force “ An act declaring the con'sent of Congress to acts of the state of South Carolina, authorizing the city council of Charleston to impose and collect a duty on the tonnage of vessels from foreign ports; and to acts of the state of Georgia, authorizing the imposition and collection of a duty on the tonnage of vessels in the ports of Savannah and St. Mary's;" the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the memorial of William Corrie, in behalf of Adam Corrie; and, in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the prayer of the memorialist ought not to be granted.

The Senate resumed, agreeably to the order of the day, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill further to establish the compensation of officers of the customs and to alter certain collection districts, and for other purposes, together with the amendments reported thereto by the Committee on Finance; and, the amendments having been agreed to, it was reported to the House accordingly; and,

On the question, “ Shall this bill be engrossed and read a third time?" It was determined in the affirmative.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

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Mr. Gaillard presented a petition from sundry citizens of Colleton district, in the state of South Carolina, representing the injurious effect of the law which prohibits intercourse in British vessels from the West Indies, and praying its repeal or modification; the petition was read; and,

On his motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, to consider and report thereon.

The bill further to establish the compensation of officers of the customs and to alter certain collection districts, and for other pur. poses, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time; and,'"

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be " An act further to establish the compensation of officers of the customs and to alter certain collection districts, and for other purposes."

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill."

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Dougherty, their Clerk:

Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of Representatives have ing signed three enrolled bills and an enrolled resolution, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their Presi. dent. The House of Representatives have concurred in the resolution

from the Senate proposing amendments to the joint rules of proceed ing in the two Houses of Congress. And he withdrew.

The President signed the three enrolled bills and the enrolled resolution last reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee, to be laid before the President of the United States.

Mr. Walker presented the memorial of the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of St. Augustine, praying that an act may be passed making a donation of certain building lots and land to the corporation of St. Augustine; the petition was read; and,

On his motion, . Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Public Lands, to consider and report thereon.

The following written message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Gouverneur, his Secretary: To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit to the Senate a report from the Secretary of State, containing the information required by the resolution of the Senate of the 3d instant, with the documents which accompanied that report.

JAMES MONROE. Washington, 28th January, 1822.

The message and accompanying report were read. Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill supplemental to an act, entitled “ An act to authorize the appointment of commissioners to lay out the road therein mentioned;" the bill was read; and

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading. Mr. Williams, of Tennessee, from the Committee on Military Affairs, laid before the Senate a letter from the Secretary of War to the Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs of the House of Representatives; and,

On his motion,
Ordered, That it be printed for the use of the Senate.
After the consideration of Executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1822.

Mr. King, of New York, communicated to the Senate the followa ing letter from the Vice President of the United States:

Washington City, February 1st, 1822. · DEAR SIR: My health has suffered so much on my journey and since my arrival at the seat of government, that I am desirous, so soon as the weather and the state of the roads will permit, to return to my family.

And I have to request that you will be good enough to communicate this determination to the Senate at their meeting this day.

I have the honor to be,
With great respect and consideration,
Your most obedient servant,

DANIEL D. TOMPKİNS.
The Hon. Ruru's King.,
The letter was read. Whereupon,

On motion, by Mr. King, Resolved, That the Senate will, at two o'clock this day, proceed. to the choice of a President pro tempore.

Agreeably to order, the Senate proceeded to the choice of a President pro tempore, as the constitution provides; and The Honorable John Gaillard was elected.

On motion, by Mr. King, of N. Y. Ordered, That the Secretary wait on the President of the United States, and acquaint him that the Senate have, in the absence of the Vice President, elected the Honorable John Gaillard President of the Senate pro tempore.

Ordered, That the Secretary make a similar communication to the House of Representatives.

On motion, by Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, It was agreed that when the Senate adjourn it be to Monday next.

The President communicated a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting statements of the payments made, according to law, during the year 1821, for miscellaneous claims of such demands of a civil nature as are not otherwise provided for; of contracts made relative to oil, light-houses, buoys, stakeages, &c.; of contracts and purchases made by the collectors for the revenue service during the year 1820; and of expenditures on account of sick and disabled seamen during the year 1820; and the letter and statements were read.

The President also communicated a letter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting a statement of the expenditures and application

of all such sums of money as have been drawn from the Treasury by the Secretary of the Navy from the 1st of October, 1820, to the 30th of September, 1821, inclusive; in virtue of the appropriation law for the year 1821, and of unexpended balances of former appropriations for the naval establishment, remaining in the Treasury on the 1st of October, 1820, and of repayments made to the Treasurer, as agent of the Navy Department, on refunding warrants exhibited in pursuance of the act further to amend the several acts for the establishment and regulation of the Treasury, War, and Navy, Departments; and the letter and statement were read.

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of Eliza Dill, and others, daughters of the late General Arthur St. Clair, made a report, accompanied by the following resolution:

Resolved, That the prayer of the memorialists ought not to be granted.

The report and resolution were read.

Mr. Eaton, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the petition of Nicholas Ware and William A. Carr, executors of Thomas Carr, deceased, made a report, accompanied by a bill for the relief of the representatives of John Donaldson, Thomas Carr, and others; the report and bill were read; and,

Ordered, That the bill pass to the second reading.

Mr. Thomas, from the same committee, reported a bill to designate the boundaries of a land district, and for the establishment of a land office, in the state of Indiana; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Knight reported, from the committee, that they had this day laid before the President of the United States the four enrolled bills and the enrolled resolution last reported to have been examined and signed. Mr. Barton submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law a mode of referring disputed pecuniary claims of individuals, either of a legal or equita: ble nature, against the United States, to the federal judiciary, within the several states or territories, for ascertainment and decision. After the consideration of Executive business, The Senate adjourned.

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