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Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned,

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1821.

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The Honorable Nicholas Ware, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Georgia, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of the Honorable Freeman Walker, produced his credentials, which were read; and the oath prescribed by law was administered to him, and he took his seat in the Senate.

The Honorable William R. King, from the State of Alabama, who arrived on the 6th instant, attended this day.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Dougherty, their Clerk: di Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed the bill,

which originated in the Senate, entitled “ An act authorizing the transmission of certain documents free of postage.”

They have concurred in the resolution of the Senate, for the appointment of a joint committee on the arrangements for the library of Congress, and have appointed a committee on their part.

They have also concurred in the resolution of the Senate, for the appointment of Chaplains, and have appointed the Rev. Jared Sparks Chaplain, on their part. And he withdrew.

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, gave notice that, to-morrow, he should ask leave to bring in a resolution, proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United States.

On motion, by Mr. Knight, Resolved, That a committee be appointed for enrolled bills, jointly with such committee as may be appointed by the House of Representatives.

Ordered, That Mr. Knight be the committee on the part of the Senate.

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

On motion, by Mr. Eaton, That the rules of the Senate be referred to a select committee, with instructions to expunge so much thereof as relates to standing committees,

It was determined in the negative; and

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion for the appointment of the standing committees of this House; and

Resolved, That the Senate will, on Thursday next, at 12 o'clock, proceed to the appointment of the standing committees of this House.

On motion, by Mr. Barbour, The Senate proceeded to the election of a Chaplain on their part; and on counting the ballots, it appeared that the Rev. William Ryland was duly elected. · On motion, by Mr. Pleasants,

Ordered, That Peter Francisco have leave to withdraw his papers presented at a former session of the Senate.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1821.

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, asked and obtained leave to introduce a resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as it respects the judicial power of the United States in all controversies to which a state shall be a party; and the resolution was twice read by unanimous consent; and

On motion, by Mr. Holmes, of Maine, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and made the order of the day for, the second Monday in January next.

On motion, by Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, Ordered, That Bienvenue Antoine, of the state of Louisiana, have leave to withdraw his papers.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1821.

- The President communicated a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, prepared in obedience to the act, entitled “ An act supplementary to the act to establish the Treasury Department;" which was read.

On motion, by Mr. Barbour, Ordered, That one thousand copies thereof be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Ruggles announced the death of the Honorable William A. Trimble, a Senator from the state of Ohio, who deceased this morning.

. On motion, by Mr. Talbot, .. Resolved, That a committee be appointed to take order for superintending the funeral of the Honorable William A. Trimble, and that the Senate will attend the same, and that notice of the event be given to the House of Representatives.

Ordered, That Mr. Barbour, Mr. Lowrie, Mr. Noble, Mr. Talbot, and Mr. Thomas, be the committee.

On motion, by Mr. Talbot, . . 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 A. Trimble, 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. Barbour, It was agreed that when the Senate adjourn it be to 12 o'clock to-morrow.

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

And the Senate adjourned accordingly..

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1821.

The Honorable Elijah H. Mills, from the state of Massachusetts, whose credentials were read and filed during the last session, and who arrived on the 12th instant, attended this day; and the oath prescribed by law was administered to him, and he took his seat in the Senate.

On motion, by Mr. Holmes, of Maine, It was agreed that when the Senate adjourn it be to Monday next.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1821.

The Honorable Nicholas Van Dyke, from the state of Delaware, who arrived on the 15th instant, attended this day.

The Honorable William Findlay, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for the term of six years, commencing on the fourth day of March last, produced his credentials, which were read; and the oath prescribed by law was administered to him, and he took his seat in the Senate.

. On motion, by Mr. Ruggles, Resolved, That the President of the Senate be requested to notify the Executive of the state of Ohio of the death of the Honorable William A. Trimble, late a Senator of the United States from that * state.

Agreeably to order, the Senate proceeded to the appointment of the following standing committees:

Ordered, That Mr. King of New York, Mr. Macon, Mr. Brown, Mr. Barbour, and Mr. Elliott, be the Committee on Foreign Relations.

That Mr. Holmes of Maine, Mr. Eaton, Mr. Macon, Mr. Van Buren, and Mr. Lowrie, be the Committee on Finance.

That Mr. Dickerson, Mr. Ruggles, Mr. D'Wolf, Mr. Lanman, and Mr. Findlay, be the Committee on Commerce and Manufac. tures.

That Mr. Williams of Tennessee, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Johnson of Kentucky, Mr. Elliott, and Mr. Chandler, be the Committee on Military Affairs.

That Mr. Noble, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Lanman, Mr. Chandler, and Mr. Seymour, be the Committee on the Militia.

That Mr. Pleasants, Mr. Parrott, Mr. Williams of Miss. Mr. Walker, and Mr. Ware, be the Committee on Naval Affairs.

That Mr. Thomas, Mr. Van Dyke, Mr. Lowrie, Mr. Eaton, and Mr. Benton, be the Committee on Public Lands.

That Mr. Johnson of Lou. Mr. King of Alab. Mr. Johnson of Ken. Mr. Benton, and Mr. Holmes of Miss. be the Committee on Indian Affairs.

That Mr. Ruggles, Mr. Morril, Mr. Van Dyke, Mr. Barton, and Mr. Boardman, be the Committee on Claims.

That Mr. Smith, Mr. Holmes of Maine, Mr. Otis, Mr. Southard, and Mr. Van Buren, be the Committee on the Judiciary.

That Mr. Stokes, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Chandler, Mr. Barton, and Mr. King, of Alab. be the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

That Mr. Noble, Mr. Eaton, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Elliott, and Mr. Ware, be the Committee on Pensions.

That Mr. Barbour, Mr. Lanman, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Southard, and Mr. D'Wolf, be the Committee on the District of Columbia.

That Mr. Lanman, Mr. Macon, and Mr. Lowrie, be the Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives concur in the resolution of the Senate, for the appointment of a Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, and have appointed a committee on their part. And he withdrew.

Mr. Knight, from the committee, reported that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill, entitled “ An act authorizing the transmission of certain documents free of postage.”

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

Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled bill, I am directed to bring it to the Senate for the signature of their President. And he withdrew.

The President signed the enrolled bill last reported to have been examined, and it was delivered to the committee, to be laid before the President of the United States.

Mr. Barbour gave notice that to-morrow he should ask leave to introduce a resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United States, so as to limit the number of members of which the House of Representatives shall consist.

The following written message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Gouverneur, his Secretary: To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit to Congress a letter from the Secretary of the Treasu

ry, enclosing the report of the Commissioners appointed in confor..mity with the provisions of “ An act to authorize the building of

light-houses therein mentioned, and for other purposes," approved the 3d of March, 1821.

JAMES MONROE. Washington, December 16th, 1821.

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