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- The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the establishment of a territorial government in Florida; and, the bill having been amended, it was reported to the House accordingly; and,

On the question to concur in the amendment to the 11th section, to strike out, after the word “freedom,” in the 14th line thereof, the residue of said section, as follows:

“ No slave or slaves shall, directly or indirectly, be introduced into the said territory, except by a citizen of the United States removing into the said territory for actual settlement, and being, at the time of such removal, bona fide owner of such slave or slaves; or any citizen of the United States travelling into the said territory with any servant or servants, not exceeding two; and every slave imported or brought into the said territory, contrary to the provisions of this act, shall, thereupon, be entitled to and receive his or her freedom:" It was determined in the affirmative, 3 Nove

min S Yeas.... 23,

on On motion, by Mr. Mills, The yeas and pays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Mr. Barbour, Mr. Johnson, of Ken. Mr. Southard,
Benton,

Johnson, of Lou., Stokes,
Brown, of Lou.

Van Dyke,
D'Wolf,
Lloyd,

Walker,
Eaton,

.
Macon,

Ware,
Elliott,
Noble,

Williams, of Miss.
Gaillard,
Pleasants,

Williams, of Ten.
Holmes, of Miss. Smith,...
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Mr. Barton, Mr. King, of N. York, Mr. Palmer,
Boardman,
Knight,

Parrott,
Brown, of Ohio, Lanman,

Ruggles,
Chandler, . .. Lowrie,

Seymour,
Dickerson,
Mills,

Thomas,
Findlay,
Morril,

Van Buren.
Holmes, of Maine, Otis,
The amendments having been concurred in, and the bill further
amended,

to accompanied by imittee be discharged from to withdraw his

On the question, “ Shall this bill be engrossed and read a third time?”

It was determined in the affirmative. Mr. King, of New York, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom was referred the petition of Reuben Shapley, made a report, accompanied by the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee be discharged from the further consideration thereof, and that the petitioner have leave to withdraw his petition.

The report and resolution were read. is Mr. King, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of Francis Henderson and family, reported the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee be discharged from the further con. sideration of the petition, and that it be referred to the Committee of Claims.

The resolution was read.
After the consideration of Executive business,
The Senate adjourned..

THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1822.

Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill to amend the act granting the right of pre-emption to certain settlers in the state of Louisiana, and for other purposes, reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, gave notice that to-morrow he should ask leave to introduce a bill for the better organization of the district court of the United States within the state of Louisiana.

The bill supplementary to the act, entitled " An act for the relief of the purchasers of public lands prior to the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and twenty,” was read the second time.

The Senate proceeded to consider 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 in the state of Ohio, and agreed thereto.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee on Foreign Relations, on the petition of Reuben Shapley; and, in con. currence therewith,

Resolved, That the said committee be discharged from the further

consideration of the petition; and, that the petitioner have leave to withdraw his petition.

The Senate also proceeded to consider the report of the same committee, on the petition of Francis Henderson and family; and, in concurrence therewith, · Resolved, That the committee be discharged from the further consideration of the petition; and, that the same be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, presented the petition of Marie Louise Celeste and Constance Valentine, daughters and heirs of Marie Therese, deceased, praying confirmation of their claim to a tract of land; 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. Findlay presented the petition of a number of the citizens of Pennsylvania, 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.

Mr. Lloyd presented the memorial and remonstrance of a number of the merchants and traders of Baltimore, in favor of the existing laws concerning the West India trade; the memorial was read; and,

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

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, presented a petition from John Cleves Symmes, of Cincinnati, in Ohio, stating his belief of the existence of an inhabited concave to this globe; his desire to embark on a yoyage of discovery to one or other of the polar regions; his belief in the value and honor to his country of the discoveries which he would make; that his pecuniary means are inadequate to the purpose without public aid; and suggesting to Congress the equipment of two vessels, each of 250 or 300 tons, for the expedition; and the granting such other aid as government may deem requisite to promote the object; the petition was read; and,

On motion, by Mr. Williams, of Tennessee,
Ordered, That it lie on the table.
After the consideration of Executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, March 8, 1822.

Mr. Holmes, of Maine, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the military service of the United States for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, and towards the service of the year eighteen hundred and twenty-three;" and, also, the bill, entitled “ An act to amend the act, entitled • An act to establish the district of Bristol, and to annex the towns of Kittery and Berwick to the district of Portsmouth,' passed February 25, 1801;" reported the same, respectively, without amendment.

Mr. Holmes, of Maine, submitted the following motions for consideration:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to communicate to the Senate, the expenses of building each vessel of war, at each navy yard in the United States, authorized by an act of the 20 January, 1813, to increase the navy of tlie United States, and the acts supplementary thereto; distinguishing each vessel so built; the expenses of timber, iron, copper, cordage, hemp, cloth, and other materials; the amount paid to agents or superintendents, specifying their names; the amount paid for labor, particularising carpenters, mast makers, boat builders, block makers, blacksmiths, armorers, reemers, caulkers, gun carriage makers, sawyers, riggers, and other laborers.

Resolved, That the President be requested to communicate to the Senate, the names and number of officers and men, belonging to the navy, employed in, or attached to, each navy yard in the United States, with the service each has performed, and the compensation each has received in pay, rations, and other emoluments, during the two last years ending on the first of January last.

On motion, by Mr. Williams, of Tennessee,
Ordered, That they be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Smith, from the Commttee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill to amend the laws now in force, as to the issuing of original writs and final process, in the circuit courts of the United States within the state of Tennessee, reported the same without amendment.

On motion, by Mr. Smith, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary, who were instructed by a resolution of the Senate of the 1st ultimo, to inquire into the expediency of providing by law a mode of referring disputed pecuniary claims of individuals, either of a legal or equitable nature, against the United States, to the federal judiciary within the several states or territories, for ascertainment and decision, be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill for the better organization of the district courts of the United States within the state of Louisiana; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading. Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the Committee on Indian Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the President of the United States to take such measures as he may deem proper to prevent wars among the aborigines within our jurisdictional limits.

Agreeably to the order of the day, 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, the amendment having been disagreed to, and no other amendment being made thereto, it was reported to the Senate; and, the resolution having been amended,

On the question, “ Shall this resolution be engrossed and read a third timie?"

ainthocmotiYeas .... 27, It was determined in the affirmative,

Ne, Nays .... 12. On motion, by Mr. Holmes, of Maine, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Mr. Barton,

Mr. Holmes, of Maine, Mr. Parrott,
Benton,

Holmes, of Miss.. : Seymour,
Brown, of Lou. Johnson, of Lou. Southard,
Brown, of Ohio, King, of N. York, Talbot,
Chandler,
Lanman,

Taylor,
D'Wolf,
Lloyd,

Thomas,
Dickerson,

Van Dyke,
Eaton,
Otis,

Williams, of Miss.
Edwards,
Palmer,

Williams, of Ten.

Macon,

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