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On motion, by Mr. King, of N. Y. Ordered, That it lie on the table.

Agreeably to the order of the day 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, 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.

Agreeably to the order of the day the Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act granting certain privileges to steam ships and vessels, owned by incorporated companies,” together with the amendment proposed thereto; and,

On motion, · Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill allowing a drawback on the exportation of cordage manufactured in the United States from foreign hemp; and,

On motion, - Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill to establish on the western waters a National Armo:

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill to amend an act, entitled “ An act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers, approved 30th March, 1802;" and,

On motion,
Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of the legal representatives of Greenberry H. Murphy, 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 to alter the times and places of holding the district court in the district of New Jersey; and,

On motion,
Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to exchange a stock bearing an interest of five per cent. for certain stocks bearing an interest of six and seven per cent.; Mr. Morril in the chair; and,

On motion, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until to-morrow,

Mr. Walker submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post road from Pulaski, in Tennessee, by Athens, Triana, and Sommerville, to Blountsville, in Alabama.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act supplementary to the acts to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary war;" and,

On motion,
Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act restoring to the ship Diana the privileges of a sea letter vessel;" and,

On motion, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until to-morrow.

On motion, by Mr. Holmes, of Maine, The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee on Finance, to which was referred the petition of Jesse Hunt, praying relief from the duties on goods consumed by fire; and, after debate, . On motion,

The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 1822.

Mr. Knight reported, from the committee, that they had, on the | 15th instant, laid before the President of the United States the nine enrolled bills last reported to have been examined and signed.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee on Finance, to which was referred the petition of Jesse Hunt, praying reliet from the duties on goods consumed by fire; and, in concurrence therewith, Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.

On motion, by Mr. Holmes, of Maine, · The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the same committee, to which was also referred the petition of J. Remsen, Holmes, and Co. praying relief from the duties on goods consumed by fire; and, in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioners ought not to be granted.

The Senate proceeded to consider the motion of the 15th instant, for instructing the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads to inquire into the expediency of establishing a certain post road, and agreed thereto.

Mr. Holmes, of Maine, from the Committee on Finance, to which was referred the bill, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two,” reported the same with amendments, which were read; and,

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

The bill for the relief of the representatives of John Donaldson, Thomas Carr, and others, 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 for the relief of the representatives of John Donaldson, Thomas Carr, and others."

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

On motion, The Senate resumed the consideration of the engrossed bill to ay.. thorize and empower the corporation of the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, to drain the low grounds on and near the

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public reservations, and to improve and ornament certain parts of such reservations; and, it having been previously read a third time,

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be “ An act 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 res 'rvations."

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

The bill to authorize the building a light house at Stonington Point, in the state of Connecticut, 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 authorize the building the light houses therein mentioned, and for other purposes."

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

The bill for the relief of the legal representatives of Greenberry H. Murphy, 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 for the relief of the legal representatives of Greenberry H. Murphy.”

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill. ..On motion, by Mr. Lowrie,

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideras tion of the bill for ascertaining claims and 'titles to land within the territories of East and West Florida; Mr. Talbot in the chair; and the same having been amended, it was reported to the Senate; and,

On inotion, by Mr. Benton, To insert, in section 4, line 23, after the word “ nineteen,” in lieu of the words agreed to be stricken out, the following: " and agreeably to the laws, usages, and customs, of the government under which they emanated;" and,

On the question to agree thereto,
It was determined in the negative, 3 Nare_

Yeas ..... 9,

27. On motion, by Mr. Benton, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are, i

Mr. Barton, Mr. Holmes, of Miss. Mr. Macon,
Benton,

Johnson, of Ken..Rodney,
Brown, of Lou. Johnson, of Loui. Talbot. '
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Mr. Chandler, Mr. King, of N. York, Mr. Ruggles,
D'Wolf,
Knight,

Smith,
Dickerson,
Lanman,

Southard,
Eaton, .
Lloyd,

Stokes,
Elliott,
Lowrie,

Taylor,
Findlay,
Morril,

Thomas,
Gaillard,
Palmer,

Van Buren,
Holmes, of Maine, Parrott,

Walker,
King, of Alab. Pleasants,

Ware. The amendments made as in committee of the whole, having been concurred in,

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

It was determined in the affirmative.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed the bill which originated in the Senate, entitled “ An act supplementary to the act, entitled • An act for the relief of the purchasers of public, lands prior to the first day of July, eighteen hundred and twenty."

They have passed a bill, entitled “ An act altering the time and place of holding the district court in the district of Mississippi;" a bill, entitled “ An act further to amend the several acts relative to the Treasury, War, and Navy Departments;" and, also, a bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of the officers, volunteers, and other persons, engaged in the campaign against the Seminole Indians;" 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 bill, entitled “ An act altering the time and place of holding the district court in the district of Mississippi,” was read the second time, by unanimous consent; and,

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

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