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Sandusky the right to certain lots in the towns of Perrysburgh and Croghansville, in the state of Ohio, for county purposes;" “An act for the relief of Henry Lee;" “ An act for the relief of Joseph Bainbridge;" “ An act authorizing the payment of certain certificates;" “ An act further to amend the several acts relative to the Treasury, War, and Navy Departments;" An act for the relief of John Holmes;” “An act for the relief of Samuel Walker;” “An act for the relief of Matthew McNair;" “ An act granting a right of pre-emption to Noble Osborne and William Doake;" • An act for the relief of the President and Directors of the Planters' Bank of New Orleans;" “ An act authorizing the payment of a sum of money to John Gooding and James Williams." · A message from the President of the United States, by Mr. Gouverneur, his Secretary:

Mr. President: The President of the United States has this day ap. proved and signed “ An act for the relief of Richard Matson;" • An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Greenberry H. Murphy;" “ An act granting a tract of land to William Conner and wife, and to their children;" “An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Joseph Hodgson, deceased;" An act to repeal the 14th section of An act to reduce and fix the military peace establishment,' passed the 2d March, 1821;" also, “ An act for the relief of the sureties of Joseph Pettipool.”.

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

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

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

They have passed the bills which originated in the Senate, entitled “An act to establish an additional land office in the state of Illinois;" “ An act to designate the boundaries of a land district, and for the establishment of a land office, in the state of Indiana."

They have passed the bill, entitled “ An act for ascertaining claims and titles to land within the territory of Florida,” with amendments, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

They have also passed the bill which originated in the Senate, entitled “ An act supplementary to the several acts for adjusting the claims to land and establishing land offices in the districts east of the

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island of New Orleans," with amendments, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill last mentioned; and,

Resolved, That they concur therein. ..

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill for ascertaining claims and titles to land within the territory of Florida;" and,

Resolved, That they concur therein.

Mr. Seymour, from the committee, reported, that they had presented to the President of the United States the enrolled bills last reported to have been examined; and that they had examined and found duly enrolled the following bills: “An act to establish an additional land office in the state of Illinois;" “ An act to designate the boundaries of a land district, and for the establishment of a land office, in the state of Indiana;" • An act for ascertaining claims and titles to land within the territory of Florida;” “An act supplementary to the several acts for adjusting the claims to land and establishing land offices in the districts east of the island of New Orleans;" “ An act for the relief of Joshua Cannon, Reuben Hickman, and Fielding Hickman;" “An act confirming claims to lots in the town of Mobile, and to land in the former province of West Florida, which claims have been reported favourably on by the commissioners appointed by the United States;" “ An act to establish certain post roads, and to discontinue others, and for other purposes.”

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

Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of Representatives hav. ing signed sundry enrolled bills, I am directed to bring them to the Senate, for the signature of their President. And he withdrew.

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

On motion, by Mr. King, of New York, Ordered, That the general account of the Treasurer, as also the War and Navy accounts, together with the reports thereon, communicated to the Senate on the 22d of February, be printed for the use of Congress.

Mr. Seymour, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported, that they had presented to the President of the United States, the enrolled bills last reported to have been examined.

A message from the President of the United States, by Mr. Gouverneur, his Secretary:

Mr. President: The President of the United States has this day approved and signed the bills with the following titles: “ 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 reservations;" “ An act further to establish the compensation of officers of the customs, and to alter certain collection districts, and for other purposes;" “ An act to provide for the collection of duties on imports and tonnage in Florida, and for other purposes;" • An act authorizing the payment of a sum of money to Thomas Shields;" “ An act to authorize the building of light-houses therein mentioned, and for other purposes;" “ An act for the relief of John Holmes;" “ An act to relieve the people of Florida from the operation of certain ordinances;" “An act for the relief of Samuel Walker;" “ An act granting a right of pre-emption to Noble Osborne and William Doake;" • An act explanatory of the act for the relief of James Leander Cathcart, passed May fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty;" “ An act authorizing the payment of a sum of money to John Gooding and James Williams;" “ An act for the reJief of Matthew M‘Nair;" • An act for the relief of the President and Directors of the Planters' Bank of New Orleans.”

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

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1822.

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

Mr. President: The President of the United States did, on the 6th instant, approve and sign • An act providing for the disposal of the public lands in the state of Mississippi, and for the better organization of the land districts in the states of Alabama and Mississippi;" “ An act explanatory of an act, entitled • An act authorizing the settlement of the accounts between the United States and Richard O'Brien, late American consul at Algiers;" “ An act confirming the title to a tract of land to Alzira Dibrel and Sophia Hancock;" • An

act for the relief of certain insolvent debtors;" and, on the 7th instant, “ An act for the relief of William Henderson;" "An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Marie Therese;" “ An act fixing the compensation of the Commissioner of the Public Buildings;" " An act for the relief of the legal representatives of John B. Dash;" « An act for the relief of John Post and Farley Fuller;" “ An act for the relief of Solomon Prevost;” “ An act for the relief of Charles Campbell;” “ An act to provide for annuities to the Ottawas, Pottawatamies, Kickapoos, Choctaws, to Mushalatubbee, and to carry into effect the treaty of Saganaw;" “ An act for the relief of David Cummings;” “ An act explanatory of an act for the relief of sundry citizens of Baltimore;" “ An act requiring Surveyors General to give bond and security for the faithful settlement of the public money, and to limit their term of office;" “ An act for the relief of John Pellett;" “ An act making further appropriations for the military service of the United States for the year 1822, and for other purposes;” “ An act for the relief of John Crute;" • An act for the relief of the legal representatives of John Guthry, deceased;" • An act authorizing the location of certain school lands in the state of Indi. ana;” “ An act for the relief of Susan Berzat, widow, and the legal representatives of Gabriel Berzat, deceased;" “ An act for the relief of William R. Maddox;" “ An act for the relief of James Bris, ban and Josiah Lewis;" “ An act for the relief of James Pierce;"> • An act for the relief of James Miller, John C. Elliot, Noah Hampton, James Erwin, and Jonathan Hampton;" “ An act for the relief of Alexander Roddy;" “ An act for the relief of the heirs of Edward McCarty, deceased;” “ An art for the relief of William Gwynn;" 66 An act for the relief of Trapmaun Jahucke and Company;" “ An act for the relief of Sally Vance;" • An act for the relief of Anthony Kennedy;" • An act for the relief of the legal representatives of John Girault;" “ An act for the relief of William Dooly;" • An act for the relief of James Barron;" “ An act for the relief of Samuel Ewings;" • An act to authorize the Secretary of State to issue letters patent to Frederick S. Warburg;" “ An act for the relief of Benjamin Stephenson;" “ An act to authorize the is. suing of letters patent to Richard Holden;" “ An act to authorize the issuing of letters patent to Joshua Garsed;" “ An act for the relief of James Green;" “ An act vesting in the Commissioners of the counties of Wood and Sandusky the right to certain lots in the towns of Perrysburgh and Croghansville, in the state of Ohio, for county purpo

ses;”, “ An act for the relief of Henry Lee;" « An act for the relief of Joseph Bainbridge;" “ An act for the relief of Peter. Cadwell and James Britten;" “ An act to authorize the payment of certain certificates;" “ An act to amend the several acts relative to the Treasury, War, and Navy Departments;" and on this day, “ An act for the relief of Joshua Cannon, Reuben Hickman, and Fielding Hickman;"! 66 An act confirming claims to lots in the town of Mobile, and to land in the former province of west Florida, which claims have been reported favorably on by the Commissioners appointed by the United States;": also, “ An act to establish certain roads, and to discontinue others.”

The President of the United States having returned to the House of Representatives on the 4th instant, the bill, entitled “ An act for the preservation and repair of the Cumberland road;" with his objections to the same; the said House proceeded to the re-consideration thereof; and,

Resolved, That the said bill do not pass.

The House of Representatives have passed a resolution for the appointment of a Joint Committee to wait on the President of the United States, and inform him that unless he may have any further communication to make to the two Houses of Congress, they are ready to adjourn; in which resolution they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

Mr. Benton submitted the following motion for consideration, which was read:

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the legality of the leases of lead mines, made with Benjamin Johnson, and others, of Kentucky; communicated to the Senate in the President's message of May 7th. · Mr. King, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom was referred the message of the President of the United States of May 1st, with the correspondence between the Secretary of State and the Charge d'Affaires of Sweden, made a report, which was read.

Whereupon, Resolved, That the said Committee be discharged from the further. consideration of the message and correspondence referred to them.

Mr. King, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom was referred the message of the President, of the 3d instant, together with the letters of Messrs. Bagot and Canning, concerning the duties on English hammered iron; made a report, which was read.

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