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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1822.

The President communicated a report of the Secretary of War, made pursuant to a resolution of the Senate of the 16th ultimo, directing him to lay before the Senate the amount of money furnished the agent at the Bank of Vincennes, in the state of Indiana, for the purpose of paying the pensioners in said state, the name of the agent, with further information in relation thereto; and the report was read.

Mr. Pleasants, from the Committee on .Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of John Gooding and James Williams, made a report, accompanied by a bill authorizing the payment of a sum of money to John Gooding and James Williams; the report and bill were read...

Ordered, That the bill pass to the second reading.

Mr. Eaton submitted the following motion for consideration: .: Resolved, That the Committee on the District of Columbia be instructed to report a bill authorizing and directing a durable and well finished pavement of Pennsylvania avenue, from Capitol Hill to Georgetown.

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

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 30th ultimo, for requesting the President of the United States to cause to be laid before the Senate copies of such leases or contracts as may have been entered into between him and the owners of the ney building on Capitol Hill, for the accommodation of Congress, undir the act of the 8th of December, 1815; and agreed thereto.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Canmittee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Rebeca Hodgson; and,

On motion, by Mr. Pinkney, Ordered, That it be recommitted to the Committee of Claims, further to consider and report thereon. "

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

Nott, and others, in behalf of the creditors of George T. Phillips; and,

On motion, by Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, Ordered, That it be recommitted to the Committee on Finance, with instructions to report a bill for the relief of the petitioners, to the amount claimed on account of the coffee exported in the ship Creole,

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1822. ...

Mr. Smith presented the petition of Trapman Johuke and Company, agents and consignees of the Swedish brig Anna Sophia and ber cargo, praying to be relieved from the penalty incurred for a violation of the act concerning the navigation of the United States; 'the petition was read; and,

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

Mr. Smith, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whoin was referred the bill, entitled " An act to provide for the due execution of the laws of the United States within the state of Missouri, and for the establishment of a district court therein,” reported the same, with an amendment, which was read.

Mr. Smith, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill concerning the process of execution issuing from the sixth circuit court of the United States for the district of Georgia, reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Holmes, of Maine, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill vesting in the respective states the right of the United States to all fines assessed for the non-performance of milita duty during the last war, reported the same without amendment.

On motion, by Mr. Morril, Ordered, That Thomas Mullet have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

Mr. Holmes, of Maine, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the petition of Henry W. Delavan and Company, merchants, of Albany, made a report, accompanied by the following resolution:

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

The report and resolution were read. Mr. Holmes, from the same Committee, to whom was referred the petition of Henry I. Jones, praying relief from a judgment on a debenture bond, made a report, accompanied by the following resolution:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted. The report and resolution were read. Mr. Lanman presented the petition of Abel Pratt, of Connecticut, praying the extension of a patent right granted to Phineas Pratt for manufacturing combs; the petition was read; and,

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

Mr. Pinkney presented the memorial of the President and Board of Managers of the American Colonization Society, praying the aid and support of the government. The memorial was read; and, L' Ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Findlay presented the petition of Edmund Kinsey and William Smiley, praying to be discharged from judgments obtained against them by the United States, as securities of Henry Phillips, deceased; the petition was read; and,

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

Mr. Parrott, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of William Vaughan, made a report, accompanied by a bill to reward Lieutenant Gregory, his officers, and companions; the report and bill were read; and,

Ordered, That the bill pass to the second reading.

The President communicated the resolutions of the Chamber of Commerce of the city of New York, in relation to the acts restricting the trade between the United States and the British West Indies; the resolutions were read; and,

On motion, by Mr. Van Buren, Ordered, That they be referred to the Committee on Foreign Re. lations, to consider and report thereon.

The President communicated a report of the President and Directors of the Washington Canal Company, made in obedience to the provisions of their charter, containing a statement of their receipts and expenditures since the report made on the 4th day of May, 1820, and ending on the 31st day of December last; and the report was read.

Mr. Benton submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to communicate to the Senate any information which may be in the Department of State relative to land titles in Louisiana, particularly as contained in documents filed in the Department of State by order of Mr. Jefferson, if any such be there.

Also, a copy of the proclamation, (if in the Department of State, addressed to the inhabitants of Louisiana, in the year 1803, by General Salcedo and the Marquis de Casa Calvo, commissioners on the part of his Catholic Majesty for delivering the province of Louisiana to the commissioners of the French Republic, announcing to the inhabitants the cession of the province.

Also, a copy of that article of the treaty of San Ildefonso (if any such there be in the Department of State,) which secured to the inhabitants of Louisiana their rights of property; and if there be no copy of that treaty, nor of the article referred to, in the Department of State, that the President be requested to cause an application to be made to the courts of France and Spain, for an authentic copy of the article in question, for the benefit of the inhabitants of the ceded province.

Mr. Barton communicated a letter from Henry Lane and others, inhabitants of Pike county, in the state of Missouri, in favor of the sale of certain public lands in said county; the letter was read; and,

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

Mr. Rodney presented the memorial of Charlotte J. Bullus, widow and administratrix of John Bullus, deceased, late navy agent for the port of New York, praying that the accounting officer of the Navy Department may be directed to credit the account of the deceased at the rate of $2000 per annum during the time he performed the extra duties of navy agent on the Lakes; the memorial was read; and,

On his motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Claims, to consi. der and report thereon.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of Eliza Dill, Jane Jervis, and Louisa St. Clair Robb, daughters of the late General St. Clair; and, in concurrence therewith,

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 1st in stant, for instructing the Committee on the Judiciary to inquire into the expediency of providing by law a mode of referring certain disputed pecuniary claims of individuals against the United States, and agreed thereto.

The Senate resuined the consideration of the motion of the 4th instant, for instructing the Committee on the District of Columbia to report a bill for paving the Pennsylvania avenue from the Capitol Hill to Georgetown, and agreed thereto.

The bill to continue in force “An act declaring the consent 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, was read the second time; and

On motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures, to consider and report thereon.

The 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," was read the second time.

The bill supplemental to an act, entitled " An act to authorize the appointment of Commissioners to lay out the road therein mentioned," was read the second time.

The bill to designate the boundaries of a land district, and for the establishment of a land office, in the state of Indiana, was read the second time.

The bill for the relief of the representatives of John Donaldson, Thomas Carr, and others, was read the second time.

The bill authorizing the payment of a sum of money to John Gooding and James Williams was read the second time.

The Senate resumed, agreeably to the order of the day, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill supplementary to the several acts for adjusting the claims to land, and establishing land offices, in the districts east of the Island of New Orleans, together with the amendments reported thereto by the Committee on Public Lands; and the amendments having been agreed to,

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