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tablish the district of Bristol, and to annex the towns of Kittery and Berwick to the district of Portsmouth,' passed February twentyfifth, eighteen hundred and one."

Mr. Stokes presented the petition of James Gatling, and others, of North Carolina, praying a 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.

On motion, by Mr. Ruggles, Ordered, That the Committee of Claims, to which was referred the petition of Return J. Meigs, agent for the United States in the Cherokee nation, be discharged from the further consideration thereof.

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

Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed several enrolled bills, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The House of Representatives have passed a bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of sundry citizens of Baltimore;” a bill, entitled “An act for the relief of certain distillers within the sixth collection district of Pennsylvania;" and, also, a bill, entitled 6 An act for the relief of B. H. Rand;" in which bills they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

The said three bills were read.
Ordered, That they severally pass to the second reading.

The first mentioned bill was read the second time, by unanimous consent; and,

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

The other two were, also, severally read the second time, by unanimous consent; and,

On motion, Ordered, That they be respectively referred to the Committee on Finance, to consider and report thereon.

The President signed the seven enrolled bills last reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee, to be laid before the President of the United States.

The bill for the relief of David Cooper was read the second On motion, by Mr. Williams, of Tennessee, . The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the considera. tion of the bill to repeal the fourteenth section of " An act to reduce and fix the military peace establishment," passed the second day of March, 1821; and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the Senate; and,

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

It was determined in the affirmative.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of James Morrison; Mr. King, of Alaba. ma, in the chair; and,

On motion, by Mr. Barton, Ordered, That it be recommitted to the Committee of Claims, with instructions to report the facts specially.

Mr. Otis presented the petition of James Bancroft, praying a pen. sion; the petition was read; and,

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

On motion, by Mr. Thomas, The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of the representatives of John Donaldson, Thomas Carr, and others; and,

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill to authorize and empower the corporation of the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, to drain the low grounds on and near the public reservations, and to improve and ornament certain parts of such reservations; and the same having been amended, it was reported to the Senate accordingly; and, the amendment being concurred in,

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

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

Mr. King, of New York, submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the architect of the public buildings be in future appointed by the President of the United States, with the advice and consent of the Senate; and that he possess the powers and perform the duties of the superintendent of the public buildings.

Mr. Van Dyke, from the select committee to which was referred the memorial of Thomas Robinson, in his own right and on behalf of the other children and heirs of General Thomas Robinson, late of New Castle county, in the state of Delaware, deceased, who was one of the sureties of Sharp Delaney, deceased, formerly collector of the customs at the port of Philadelphia, made a report, accompanied by the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee be discharged from the further consideration of said subject during the present session of Congress, and that the memorial and documents lie upon the table.

The report and resolution were read. Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, to which was referred the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of Cornelius Huson,” reported the same, with an amendment, which was read.

After the consideration of Executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, APRIL 15, 1822.

On motion, by Mr. Ruggles, Ordered, That the Committee of Claims, to which was referred the memorial of a number of the inhabitants of the counties of Mobile and Baldwin, in the state of Alabama, praying compensation for certain losses sustained during the late war with Great Britain, be discharged from the further consideration thereof.

Mr. Walker presented the petition of Edwin Lewis, of Alabama, praying the right of pre-emption; 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. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, to which was referred the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of James May, and the representatives of William Macomb," reported the same, without amendment.

Mr. Barton, from the Committee of Claims, to which was recommitted the bill for the relief of James Morrison, of Lexington, Ken. tucky, with instructions to make a special report of the facts, made a report accordingly; which was read; and,

On his motion,
Ordered, That it be printed for the use of the Senate. :

Mr. Elliott, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to which was referred the resolution instructing them to inquire into the expediency of providing for the final settlement of the militia claims of the state of Georgia, for services rendered under orders of the President of the United States, during the years 1792, 3, and 4, made a report, accompanied by the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to report a bill, appropriating $129,375 66, in full discharge of the militia claims of Georgia. "

The report and resolution were read.

The Senate proceeded to consider the motion of the 12th instant, for instructing the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures to inquire into the expediency of giving the assent of Congress to a certain act of the state of North Carolina; and agreed thereto.

The Senate proceeded to consider the motions of the 12th instant, for instructing the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads to inquire into the expediency of establishing certain post routes; and agreed thereto.

The Senate proceeded to consider the motion of the 12th instant, in relation to the architect of the public buildings; and, having agreed thereto,

On motion, by Mr. King, of New York, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, to consider and report thereon.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the select committee to which was referred the memorial of Thomas Robinson, in his own right, and on behalf of the other children and heirs of General Thomas Robinson, late of New Castle county, in the state of Delaware, deceased, who was one of the sureties of Sharp Delaney, deceased, formerly collector at the port of Philadelphia; and, in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the committee be discharged from the further consideration of said subject during the present session of Congress, and that the memorial and documents lie upon the table.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill to authorize the building a light-house at Stonington point, in the state of Connecticut, and the amendments made as in committee of the whole, baving been concurred in,

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

It was determined in the affirmative.

Agreeably to the order of the day the Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill prescribing the mode of commencing, prosecuting, and deciding controversies between states; Mr. Holmes, of Maine, in the chair; and, after debate,

Ou motion, by Mr. Dickerson,
Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to,
and made the order of the day for, to-morrow.

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

In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, requesting the President of the United States to lay before that House any report, or information which may be in his possession, as to the most eligible situation on the western waters for the erection of a National Arsenal, I herewith transmit a report from the Secretary of War, containing all the information on that subject, in the possession of the Executive.

JAMES MONROE.
Washington, April 15th, 1822.
The message, together with the accompanying report, were read.

The bill to repeal the fourteenth section of “ An act to reduce and fix the military peace establishment,” passed the second day of March, 1821, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be - An act to repeal the fourteenth section of • An act to reduce and fix the military peace establishinent, passed the second day of March, 1821.”

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

The bill to authorize and empower the corporation of the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, to drain the low grounds on and near the public reservations, and to improve and ornament certain parts of such reservations, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time; and,

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