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inhabitants of Wiscasset, in the state of Maine, praying an uniform system of bankruptcy; the petition was read; and,

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

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. King, of Alabama, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill to establish the district of Blakely; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Knight reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled the resolution providing for the distribution of the Secret Journal and Foreign Correspondence of the old Congress; and of the Journal of the Convention which formed the Constitution of the United States.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 31st ultimo, for instructing the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to inquire into the expediency of establishing certain mail routes in the State of Louisiana; and agreed thereto.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 31st ultimo, for instructing the Committee on Public Lands to examine into the propriety of reporting a bill for ascertaining and adjusting titles and claims to land in the territory of East and West Florida; and agreed thereto.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 31st ultimo, for instructing the Committee on Public Lands to inquire into the expediency of establishing a land office at Fort Wayne, in the state of Indiana; and agreed thereto.

The bill for the relief of John Holmes was read the second time.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of the legal representatives of Manuel and Isaac Monsanto, deceased, and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the House; 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 further to establish the compensation of officers of the customs, and to alter certain collection districts, and for other purposes; and,

'On motion, by Mr. King, of New York,

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

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

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause to be laid before the Senate copies of the rules and instructions which have been given to the ministers, consuls, or other agents of the United States in foreign countries, concerning allowances in money or otherwise, made by them, respectively, to or on account of sick or distressed American seamen.

That be be likewise requested to cause to be laid before the Senate accounts of the money so advanced to or on account of sick or disabled American seamen in the years 1818, 1819, and 1820, distinguishing the nations in which, and the minister, consul, or agent, by whom, such advances were made, and the number of seamen se annually relieved in the nations respectively.

On motion, by Mr. Ruggles, Ordered, That David Chambers, of Ohio, have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

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

Resolved, That a committee be appointed on the part of the Senate, jointly with one to be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, to revise the rules and orders by which the business between the two Houses shall be regulated, and to make report thereof to their two houses respectively. After the consideration of Executive business, The Senate adjourned.

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The President communicated a report of the Secretary of State, made in obedience to the act of the 25th April, 1818, entitled “ An act to regulate and fix the compensation of clerks in the different offices,” exhibiting the names of the clerks employed in the several offices attached to the Department of State, and the sums paid to each; and the report was read.

Mr. Holmes, of Maine, from the Committee of Finance, to whom was referred the memorial of Paul Lanusse, and F. Bailly Blanchard, merchants of New Orleans, praying for certificates of debenture on certain goods exported from the port of New Orleans in 1819, made a report accompanied by the following resolution:

Resolved, That the petition of Paul Lanusse and F. Bailly Blanch. ard ought not to be granted.

Mr. Holmes, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Samuel Clarkson and Alexander Elmslie," reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, from the Committee on Roads and Canals, reported a bill to keep in repair the Cumberland road; and the bill was read.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Lands be instructed to inquire whether any legislative provision is necessary to authorize the payment to the state of Mississippi of three per cent of the nett proceeds arising from the sale of the United States lands within said state, subsequent to the 1st December, 1817

Mr. Van Dyke presented the memorial of the President and Directors of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Company, praying the aid of the government; the memorial was read; and,

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Commit• tee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Joseph Janney; and,

On motion, by Mr. Pleasants, Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 2d instant, requesting the President of the United States to cause to be laid before the Senate certain information respecting sick or distressed American seamen; and agreed thereto.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 2d instant, for the appointment of a joint committee to revise the rules and orders by which the business between the two Houses shall be regulated; and agreed thereto.

The bill authorizing the payment of a sum of money to Thomas Shields was read a second time.

The bill to establish the District of Blakeley was read a second time.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of John Holmes, and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the House; and,

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

It was determined in the affirmative.

Mr. Lanman, from the committee, reported the bill for the relief of the legal representatives of Manuel and Isaac Monsanto, deceased, correctly engrossed; and the bill 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 Manuel and Isaac Monsanto, deceased.”

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

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 resolution, I am directed to bring it to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The House of Representatives have passed a bill, entitled " An act for the relief of Isaac Finch;” and, also, a bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of Peggy Mellen;” in which bills they request the con. currence of the Senate. And he withdrew. The said two bills were twice read by unanimous consent; and,

On motion, Ordered, That the bill, entitled “An act for the relief of Isaac Finch," be referred to the Committee of Claims, to consider and re. port thereon.

On motion, Ordered, That the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of Peggy Mellen,” be referred to the Committee on Public Lands, to consider and report thereon.

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill further to establish the compensation of officers of the customs, and to alter certain collection districts, and for other purposes; and the same having been amended,

On motion, by Mr. Holmes, of Maine,
Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until
Thursday next.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1822. The President communicated a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a report of the Director of the Mint; and the letter and report were read.

Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill granting to the Governor of the state of Louisiana for the time being, and his successors in office, two tracts of land in the county of Point Coupee, reported the same without amendment. ! Mr. Lanman reported from the committee the bill for the relief of John Holmes, correctly engrossed; and the bill was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be " An act for the relief of John Holmes."

Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill for the relief of John Coffee; reported the same without amendment.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the memorial of Paul Lanusse and F. Bailly Blanchard, merchants of New Orleans, praying for certificates of debenture on certain goods exported from the port of New Orleans in 1819; and,

On motion, by Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until Monday next.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 3d instant, for instructing the Committee on Public Lands to inquire whether any legislative provision is necessary to authorize the payment to the state of Mississippi of three per cent of the nett proceeds arrising from the sale of the United States' lands within said state, subsequent to the 1st December, 1817, and agreed thereto.

The bill to keep in repair the Cumberland road was read the second time.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the considera. tion of the bill authorizing the payment of a sum of money to Thomas Shields, and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the House; 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

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