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the Senate sundry documents in relation to that subject, which were read; and,

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

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1822.

Mr. Lloyd announced the death of the Honorable William Pinkney, a Senator from the state of Maryland, who deceased last night.

On motion, by Mr. King, of Alabama, Resolved, That a committee be appointed to take order for superintending the funeral of the Honorable William Pinkney, which will take place to-morrow morning at eleven o'clock; that the Senate will attend the same; and, that notice of the event be given to the House of Representatives.

Ordered, That Mr. King of New York, Mr. Macon, Mr. Barbour, Mr. Rodney, and Mr. Williams of Mississippi, be the committee.

On motion, by Mr. King, of Alabama, Resolved, unanimously, That the members of the Senate, from a sincere desire of showing every mark of respect due to the memory of the Honorable William Pinkney, deceased, late a member thereof, will go into mourning for him one month, by the usual mode of wearing a crape round the left arm. .

On motion, by Mr. Stokes, It was agreed that when the Senate adjourn, it be to 11 o'clock, to-morrow morning.

On motion, by Mr. King, of Alabama, Resolved, unanimously, That, as an additional mark of respect for the memory of the Honorable William Pinkney, the Senate do now adjourn.

And the Senate adjourned accordingly.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1822.

The number of Senators present not being sufficient to constitute a quorum,

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1822.

The President communicated a report of the Secretary of the Trea. sury, exhibiting the official emoluments and expenditures of certain officers of the customs for the years 1820 and 1821; and the report was read.

The President also communicated a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, made in obedience to a resolution of the Senate of the 29th of January last, containing statements and accounts exhibiting the information required by said resolution in relation to bonds for duties on merchandise imported into the United States, which shall have become payable, and remain unpaid, between the 30th of September, 1819, and the 30th of September, 1821; and the report was read.

Mr. Holmes, of Maine, from the Committee on Finance, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill concerning the commerce and navigation of Florida; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

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

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Smith, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill for the establishment of a territorial government in Florida, reported the same, with amendments, which were read; and,

On his motion, Ordered, That the bill be printed, as amended, for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Smith, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill to define admiralty and maritime jurisdiction, reported the same, without amendment.

On motion, by Mr. Smith, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the letter from the Secretary for the Department of State to the President of the Senate, respecting the execution of the act providing for the fourth census, be discharged from the further consideration thereof; and that the said committee, who were instructed to inquire into the expediency of modifying the law regulating the merchant service, so as to define more particularly the admiralty jurisdiction of the district courts of the United States, be also discharged from the further consideration of that subject.

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill for the relief of Daniel Carroll, of Duddington, and others; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Holmes, of Mississippi, presented the memorial of Samuel Monett, praying indemnification for losses sustained in consequence of non-compliance with a contract entered into by Captain Rogers, in behalf of the United States, for a quantity of plank and scantling; the petition was read; and,

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

On motion, by Mr. Lloyd, Resolved, That the President of the Senate be requested to notify the Executive of the state of Maryland of the death of the Honorable William Pinkney, late a Senator of the United States from that state.

Mr. Holmes, of Mississippi, presented the memorial of the legislature of the state of Mississippi, praying that section “ sixteen” in each township, reserved for the use of schools, may be sold, and the proceeds applied to that object; the memorial was read; and,

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 21st instant, for instructing the Committee on Foreign Relations to inquire into the expediency of removing the restrictions on our commerce, which are imposed by certain acts, and agreed thereto.

Mr. Holmes, of Mississippi, presented the petition of William C. Jones, administrator of Benjamin Jones, representing himself to be aggrieved in the construction of the act for the relief of purchasers of public lands, and praying the interposition of Congress; the petition was read; and,

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

Mr. Smith presented the memorial of Nicholas Turnbull, and others, heirs and representatives of Andrew Turnbull, formerly of East Florida, deceased, praying the confirmation of the title of certain lands in said territory; the memorial was read; and,

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

Mr. Williams, of Mississippi, presented the petition of Nathaniel Frye, junior, chief clerk in the Paymaster General's office, praying compensation for his services during the time he acted as Paymaster 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 Senate resumed the consideration of the 10th ultimo, for the appropriations of land for the purposes of education; and, after debate,

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

The amendments to 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," having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, the bill was read a third time, as amended.

Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 22d instant, for instructing the committee on Public Lands to inquire into the expediency of making a donation of certain public lands to the state of Mississippi, to aid in opening and improving the navigation of Pearl River, and agreed thereto.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee of Claims, on the petition of Antoine Bienvenue, of the state of Louisiana; and,

On motion, by Mr. Brown, of Louisiana, Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Com-mittee of Claims, on the petition of Jumonville Devillier, of Louisiana; and,

On motion, by Mr. Brown, of Louisiana, Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The bill confirming certain claims to land in the state of Illinois was read the second time; and,

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

The bill for the relief of Holden W. Prout, administrator on the estate of Joshua Prout, deceased, was read the second time.

The bill to authorize the paving of Pennsylvania avenue was read the second time.

The bill to abolish the United States. trading establishment with the Indian tribes, and to provide for opening the trade to individuals, was read the second time.

On motion, by Mr. Dickerson, 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 choice of President and Vice President of the United States, and the election of Representatives in the Congress of the United States, together with the amendment reported thereto by the select committee; and,

On motion, by Mr. Dickerson, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and made the order of the day for, Monday next.

Mr. Dickerson, from the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill allowing a drawback on the exportation of cordage manufactured in the United States from foreign hemp; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading

Mr. Van Dyke presented the petition of Moses Smith, of Greenwich, in the state of New York, praying an increase of pension, for reasons stated in the petition; which was read; and,

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

Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill supplementary to an act, entitled * An act to authorize the appointment of commissioners to lay out the road therein mentioned;" and, the same having been amended, it was reported to the House accordingly; and, the 'amendments having been concurred in,

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

On motion,
The Senate idjourned.

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