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On motion,
Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until
Thursday next.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1822.

The President communicated a report of the Secretary of War, exhibiting the names of the clerks employed in the several offices attached to the Department of War, and the sums paid to each, in the last year; and the report was read. · Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was recommitted the bill, entitled “ An act to provide for paying to the state of Missouri three per cent. of the nett proceeds arising from the sale of public lands within the same," with instructions, reported the same, with amendments; which were read.

Mr. Barbour presented a memorial, signed by a number of citizens of the town of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, praying that the bill lately introduced into the House of Representatives, establishing an uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States, may not be passed into a law; the memorial was read, and ordered to tie on the table.

Mr. Holmes, of Maine, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was recommitted, with instructions, the report of said committee on the petition of William Nott, and others, in behalf of the creditors of George T. Phillips, reported a bill for the relief of William Nott, Stephen Henderson, and Nathaniel Cox, syndics of the creditors of George T. Phillips, late of the city of New Orleans, deceased; the bill was read, and

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading. Mr. Walker presented the petition of Holden W. Prout, administrator of Joshua W. Prout, who held certain discharges of soldiers, praying the pay to which the soldiers were entitled; the petition was read; and 1. On his motion,

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Claims, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Van Dyke laid before the Serate sundry documents relating to the title of the Marquis de Maison Rouge; and,

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

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Mr. Eaton also laid before the Senate sundry documents relating to the same subject; and,

Ordered, That they lie on the table. Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill to provide for paying to the state of Mississippi three per cent. of the nett proceeds arising from the sales of the pub.. lic lands within the same; and, also, the bill to provide for paying to the state of Alabama, three per cent of the nett proceeds arising from the sales of public lands within the same; reported them, respectively, without amendment.

Mr. Smith, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred so much of the message of the President of the United States as relates to the future establishment of a government over the territory composed of East and West Florida, reported a bill for the establishment of a territorial government in Florida; the bill was read, and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading. Mr. Barton from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred: the petition of James Weir, of Kentucky, 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. Noble submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, 'That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post route from Russellville to Owensburg, in the state of Kentucky;. from thence to Rockport, in the state of Indiana; and from thence, to Indianapolis, by the way of Portersville, Bloomington, and Cutler's.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Coma mittee on Finance, to whom was referred the petition of Henry W. Delavan and Company, praying relief from several appraisements of goods imported into the port of New York; and, in concurrence therewith,

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the same Committee, to whom was referred the petition of Henry I. Jones, praying relief from a judgment on a debenture bond; and, in concurrence therewith,

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motions of the 5th instant, for requesting the President of the United States to communicate to the Senate certain information relative to land titles in Louisiana, &c. and the same baving been amended, was agreed to as, follows:

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 the treaty of San Ildefonso (if any such there be in the Department of State,) and which may be communicated without injury to the public interest.

The bill to reward Lieutenant Gregory, his officers and companions, was reail the second time. · Agreeably to tire order of the day the Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill confirming the title of the Marquis de Maison Rouge; and, after debate,

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1822. .

The President communicated a report of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, stating that the measures which bave been authorized by the Board subsequent to the last report of the 6th of February, 1821, so far as the same have been completed, are fully detailed in the report of the Secretary of the Treasury to that Board, dated the 6th day of the present month, and in the statements therein referred to, which are herewith transmitted as part of the report of said Commissioners; and the report was read.

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill for the relief of Samuel Walker; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Pleasants presented the memorial of the Directors of the Naval Fraternal Association, praying an act of incorporation; the memorial was read; and,

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 6th instant, for instructing the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads to inquire into the expediency of establishing a certain post route, and agreed thereto.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of James Weir, of Kentucky; and,

On motion, by Mr. Talbot, Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill confirming the title of the Marquis de Maison Rouge.

On motion, by Mr. Otis, Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United States, as it respects the judicial power of the United States; and

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

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of Ebenezer Stevens and others; and, after debate,

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

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a bill, entitled “ An act for the apportionment of Representatives among the several states according to the fourth Census,” in which bill they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

The said bill was twice read, by unanimous consent; and,

On motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, to consider and report thereon. After the consideration of Executive business, The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1822.

The President communicated a report of the Secretary of War, made in conformity with the resolution of the Senate of the 29th ultimo, directing him to communicate certain information concerning Revolutionary pensioners; and the report was read.

The President also communicated a report of the Secretary of State, made in compliance with the resolution of the Senate of the 24th ultimo, transmitting all the returns received at that Department from the several Marshals of the districts and territories of the United States, concerning manufacturing establishments and manufactures, made in pursuance of the provisions of the act of the 14th of March, 1820; the report was read; and,

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

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of Alfred Moore and Sterling Orgain, praying for the payment of one hundred and twenty dollars, for blacksmith's work furnished the Tennessee volunteers, 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. Smith presented the memorial of the citizens of Charleston, South Carolina, praying the establishment of a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States; the memorial was read; and,

On his motion,
Ordered, That it lie on the table.

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

Mr. President: The President of the United States, on the 4th instant, approved and signed “ An act for the relief of Isaac Finch;" * An act to revive and continue in force an act, entitled "An act to

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