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The bill to enable the holders of incomplete French and Spanish titles to lands within that part of the late province of Louisiana which is now comprized within the limits of the state of Missouri, to institute proceedings to try the validity thereof, and to obtain complete titles for the same, when found to be valid, was read the second time.

Mr. Van Buren presented the petition of Matthew MNair, praying indemnification for the loss of a flat-bottomed boat, impressed into the service of the United States by Robert Swartwout, quarter. master general; the petition was read; and,

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

The bill granting to the Corporation of the City of Mobile, in the state of Alabama, certain lots of ground in the said city, was read the second time.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill confirming the title of the Marquis de Maison Rouge; Mr. King, of Alabama, in the chair; and, after debate,

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1822...

The President communicated a letter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting a statement of the Second Comptroller of the Treasury, showing the amount of the appropriations for the Navy Department for the year 1821; and the balances remaining unexpended in the Treasury on the 31st of December last; also, a statement, showing the expenditures, under each head of appropriation, from the 1st of January to the 1st of February, 1822, and the unexpended balances on that day; and the letter and statements were

read.

Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill granting the right of pre-emption to actual settlers on the public lands in the state of Illinois; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading. Mr. Knight reported, from the committee, that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill, entitled “An act authorizing the

transfer of certain certificates of the funded debt of the United States.".

Mr. Knight laid before the Senate a letter from the First Comptroller of the Treasury, in relation to the petition of James Babbitt for the remission of certain duties; the letter was read; and,

On his motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Finance, to consider and report thereon. Mr. Benton submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested ta make known to the Senate the annual disposition which has been made of the sum of $15,000, appropriated by an act of Congress of the year 1802, to promote civilization among friendly Indian tribes; showing to what tribes that evidence of the national bounty has been 'extended, the names of the agents who have been intrusted with the application of the money, the several amounts by them received, and the manner in which they have severally applied it to accomplish the objects of the act.

Mi'. Dickerson, from the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill to authorizo the building a light-house at Stonington Point, in the state of Connecticut; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading. "

Mr. Dickerson, froin the select committee to whom was referred the resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United States, as it respects the choice of President and Vice President of the United States, and the election of Representatives in the Congress of the United States, reported the same, with an amendment; which was read.

Mr. Seymour presented the petition of Samuel Buel, of Burlington, praying relief in the settlement of his accounts as collector of the customs for the district of Vermont; the petition was read; and,

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

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill to define admiralty and maritime jurisdiction; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.
The resolution, directing the classification and printing of the ac-

counts of the several manufacturing establishments, and their manufactures, collected in obedience to the tenth section of the act to provide for taking the fourth census, was read the second time; and,

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee on Finance on the petition of Edmund Kinsey and William Smiley, sureties of Henry Phillips, late a paymaster in the army of the United States; and,

On motion, by Mr. Eaton, 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; Mr. King, of Albama, in the chair; and, after debate,

Mr. Talbot moved, that the bill be recommitted to the Committee on Public Lands, with instructions to report a bill to authorize a judicial decision of the title of the Marquis de Maison Rouge.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1822.

The President communicated a letter from the Postmaster General, transmitting a statement of all contracts made by the Post Office Department during the last year; and the letter and statement were read.

. On motion, by Mr. Pleasants,

Ordered, That the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the message from the President of the United States, transmitting a report of the Secretary of the Navy, made in obedience to a resolution of Congress, relative to the survey of the coast of North Carolina, be discharged from the further consideration thereof, and that it be referred, together with the accompanying report, to the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Ruggles presented the memorial of a number of the inbabitants of the state of Ohio, praying the adoption of measures for the civilization and improvement of the Indians; the memorial was read; and,

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

Mr. Chandler presented the petition of Joseph C. Boyd, of Portland, Maine, late district paymaster of the United States' army, praying relief in the settlement of his accounts; the petition was read; and,

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

Mr. Ruggles laid before the Senate sundry documents relating to the claim of Rebecca Hodgson, which were read; and,

On motion, . Ordered, That they be referred to the Committee of Claims, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Noble presented the petition of James Livingston, and others, inhabitants of the state of Indiana, praying the establishment of a certain post route; the petition was read; and,

On bis motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to consider and report thereon.

Ön motion, by Mr. Morril, Ordered, That Josiah Ward have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

Mr. Smith presented the petition of a number of the inhabitants of the city of Charleston, South Carolina, praying the establishment of a certain post route; the petition was read; and,

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

The bill to define admiralty and maritime jurisdiction was read the second time; and,

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

The bill to authorize the building a light-house at Stonington Point, in the state of Connecticut, was read the second time; and,

On motion, by Mr. Macon, Ordered, That it be recommitted to the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures, further to consider and report thereon.

The bill granting the right of pre-emption to actual settlers on the public lands, in the state of Illinois, was read the second time.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 13th instant, fir requesting the President of the United States to make known to the Senate the annual disposition which has been inade of the sum of $15.700, appropriated by an act of Congress of the year 1802, to pronaute civilization among friendly Indian tribes, and agreed thereto.

The Senate resumed, agreeably to the order of the day, the consideration of the report of the Committee on Finance, on the memorial of the Trustees of the Transylvania University; and,

On motion, by Mr. Holmes, of Maine, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until Thursday next.

On motion, by Mr. Pleasants, The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “An act making partial appropriations for the support of the Navy of the United States during the year 1822;" and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the House; and,

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading; and,
The said bill was read a third time, by unanimous consent.
Resolved, That this bill pass.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly.

On motion, by Mr. Lowrie, · The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act for the apportionment of Representatives among the several states, according to the fourth census;" and,

On his motion, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and made the order of the day for, to-morrow.

Mr. Dickerson, from the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures, to whom was referred the resolution directing the classification and printing of the accounts of the several manufacturing establishments, and their manufactures, collected in obedience to the tenth section of the act to provide for taking the fourth census; reported the same without amendment.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill confirming the title of the Marquis de Maison Rouge, together with the motion to recominit the bill, with certain instruc

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