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May, 1813.
Proceedings.

SENATE. dollars, the loan of which to the United States has The message was read, and five hundred copies been authorized by the State of Pennsylvania, but ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate. which has not yet been brought into effect.

This view of our finances, whilst it shows that due provision has been made for the expenses of the cur

WEDNESDAY, May 26. rent year, shows, at the same time, by the limited The President communicated a report of the amount of the actual revenue, and the dependence on Secretary for the Department of War, compreloans, the necessity of providing more adequately for the hending statements of all the treaties held with future supplies of the Treasury: This can be best done the Indian tribes, respectively, since the 4th of by a well digested system of internal revenue, in aid March, 1789, relative to the purchase of lands, of existing sources; which will have the effect, both of the amount of purchases and annuities, with the abridging the amount of necessary loans, and on that amount in goods and money expended in carryaccount, as well as by placing the public credit on a

ing such treaties into effect, made conformably more satisfactory basis, of improving the terms on which loans may be obtained. The loan of sixteen to a resolution of the Senate, of the 30th Decemmillions was not contracted for at a less interest than ber, 1812; and the report was read.

On motion, by Mr. Leib, about seven and a half per cent., and, although other causes may have had an agency, it cannot be doubted,

Resolved, That a committee of three members that, with the advantage of a more extended and less be appoiated, who, with the three members of precarious revenue, a lower rate of interest might have the House of Representatives, to be appointed by sufficed. A longer postponement of this advantage could the said House, shall have the direction of the not fail to have a still greater influence on future loans. money appropriated to the purchase of books and

In recommending to the National Legislature this maps, for the use of the two Houses of Congress. resort to additional taxes, I feel great satisfaction in Ordered, That Messrs. Leib, Stone, and Tait, the assurance, that our constituents, who have already be the committee on the part of the Senate. displayed so much zeal and firmness in the cause of Mr. CAMPBELL submitted the following motheir country, will cheerfully give any other proof of tions for consideration : their patriotism which it calls for. Happily, no people, with local and transitory exceptions, never to be wholly ident of the United States as concerns our relations

Resolved, That so much of the Message of the Presavoided, are more able than the people of the United with foreign Powers, and the Military Establishment States to spare for the public wants a portion of their of the United States, be referred to a select committee, private means, whether regard be had to the ordinary with leave to report thereon by bill or otherwise. profits of industry, or the ordinary price of subsistence in our country, compared with those in any other. ident of the United States as relates to the Naval Es

Resolved, That so much of the Message of the PresAnd in no case could stronger reasons be felt for yield- tablishment of the United States, be referred to a select ing the requisite contributions. By rendering the pub-committee, with leave to report thereon by bill or otherlic resources certain, and commensurate to the public wise. exigencies, the constituted authorities will be able to prosecute the war the more rapidly to its proper issue ; every hostile hope, founded on a calculated failure of

Thursday, May 27. our resources, will be cut off; and by adding to the

OBADIAH GERMAN, from the State of New evidence of bravery and skill, in combats on the ocean York, and SAMUEL SMITH, from the State of Maand the land, an alacrity in supplying the treasure necessary to give them their fullest effect, and demon ryland, severally took their seats in the Senate. strating to the world the public energy which our po- Senator by the Legislature of the State of Ma

ROBERT HENRY GOLDSBOROUGH, appointed a litical institutions combine, with the personal liberty distinguishing them, the best security will be provided ryland, for the term of six years, commencing on against future enterprises on the rights or the peace of

the fourth day of March last, produced his crethe nation.

dentials, was qualified, and took his seat in the The contest in which the United States are engaged,

Senate. appeals for its support to every motive that can ani.

A message from the House of Representatives mate an uncorrupted and enlightened people; to the informed the Senate that the House concur in the love of country ; to the pride of liberty; to an emula- resolution of the Senate, of the 25th instant, for tion of the glorious founders of their independence, the appointment of Chaplains, and have appointby a successful vindication of its violated attributes ; led the Reverend Jesse Lee Chaplain ou their to the gratitude and sympathy which demand security part. from the most degrading wrongs of a class of citizens, Whereupon, the Senate proceeded to the apwho have proved themselves so worthy the protection pointment of a Chaplain on their part; and, of their country, by their heroic zeal in its defence; on the ballots being counted, it appeared that the and, finally, to the sacred obligation of transmitting Reverend JOAN BRECKENRIDGE had a majority, entire, to future generations, that precious patrimony of

and was elected. national rights and independence which is held in trust by the present, from the goodness of Divine Providence.

The first motion made yesterday for a comBeing aware of the inconveniences to which a pro

mittee, was resumed; and on motion, was amendtracted session, at this season, would be liable, I limited and agreed to, as follows: the present communication to objects of primary im

Resolved, That so much of the Message of the portance. In special messages which may ensue, re-President of the United States as concerns our gard will be had to the same consideration.

relations with foreign Powers, be referred to a JAMES MADISON. select committee, to consist of seven members, to WASHINGTON, May 25, 1813.

consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

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Ordered, That Messrs. CAMPBELL, TAYLOR, Alexandria, praying an extension of their charter, Chase, SMITH, VARNUM, BROWN, and Dana, be for reasons stated in the petition; which was the committee.

read. The Senate resumed the motion made yester- The PRESIDENT communicated a letter from day for the appoiniment of a committee on so the Commissioner of the General Land Office, much of the Message of the President of the with a copy of the reports of the commissioners United States as relates to the Naval Establish- appointed under the act of 20th February, 1812, ment, and agreed thereto; and Messrs. Smith, for the revision of claims to land in the district Gaillard, Gilman, Howell, and Cutts, were of Kaskaskia; which were read. appointed the committee.

On motion, by Mr. ANDERSON,
Resolved, That so much of the Message of the

Tuesday, June 1. President of the United States as relates to the Mr. Smith asked and obtained leave to bring Military Establishment thereof, be referred to a in a bill to amend the act, entitled "An act to select committee, to consist of five members, with provide for calling forth the militia to execute the leave to report by bill or otherwise.

laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and reOrdered, Thai Messrs. ANDERSON, VARNUM, pel invasions, and to repeal the act now in force Smith, Leib, and HUNTER, be the committee. for those purposes; and the bill was twice read

by unanimous consent, and referred to a select FRIDAY, May 28.

committee, to consist of five members, to consider

and report thereon; and Messrs. Smith, WorthRICHARD BRENT, from the State of Virginia, and John Condict, from the State of New Jer: INGTON, Varnum, Taylor, and Dana, were apsey, severally took their seats in the Senate.

pointed the committee. CHRISTOPHER Gore, appointed a Senator by subject was referred, reported a bill for the relief

Mr. German, from the committee to whom the the Executive of the Commonwealth of Massa; of Alexander Phænix; and the bill was read, and chusetts, in place of James Lloyd, resigned; and passed to a second reading. Rufus King, appointed a Senator by the Legis.

The PRESIDENT communicated a letter from lature of the State of New York, for the term of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, six years, commencing with the fourth day of with a copy of a letter from the register of the March last, severally produced their credentials, land office at Kaskaskia, and of three statements were qualified, and they took their seats in the made by him, of claims to land in that district; Senate.

which were read. The PRESIDENT communicated a report from the Secretary for the Department of State, made should ask leave to bring in a bill to provide for

Mr. BRENT gave notice that to-morrow he agreeably to a resolution of the Senate, of the the accommodation of the President of the Uni27th February last, requesting him to give infor

ted States. mation of the collectors of the customs who have not made regular returns of registered seamen ; and the report was read.

Wednesday, June 2.

The bill for the relief of Alexander Phænix MONDAY, May 31.

was read the second time, and considered as in Mr. German presented the petition of Alexan- Committee of the Whole; and, no amendment der Phenix, of the city of New York, an insol- having been offered, the bill was ordered to be vent debtor, imprisoned at the suit of the United engressed and read a third time. States, praying to be discharged; and the petition Mr. HUNTER presented the petition of Thomas was read, and referred to a select committee, 10 Sim Lee, and others, citizens of Georgetown, in consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise; the District of Columbia, proprietors of the propand Messrs. GERMAN, Dana, and King, were ap- erly contained in “ Deakins, Lee, and Casanave's pointed the committee.

addition to Georgetown,” stating that consideraMr. Lacock presented the memorial of sundry ble inconvenience and obstruction result to them inhabitants of the city of New York, natives of in their improvements, from the present plan or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ire- plat thereof; and praying relief; and the petiland, praying to be admitted to the rights of citi. iion was read, and referred to a select committee, zens, for reasons stated in their memorial, the to consider and report thereon by bill or otheromission of certain forms of application, required wise; and Messrs. Hunter, Brent, and Dana, by law, notwithstanding; and the memorial was were appointed the committee. read, and referred to a select committee, to con. Mr. Brent 'presented the petition of Charles sider and report thereon by bill or otherwise; and Minifie, praying interest may be allowed him on Messrs. Lacock, King, and Varnum, were ap- the balance of an account awarded in his favor pointed the committee.

by the Comptroller of the Treasury, agreeably Mr. Smito gave notice, that to-morrow he to the act of the 1st of May, 1812; and ihe perishould ask leave to bring in a bill to amend the lion was read, and referred to a select committee, militia laws of the United States.

to consider and report thereon by bill or otherMr. Campbell presented the petition of the wise; and Messrs. Brent, Leib, and Dana, were President and Directors of the Farmers' Bank of appointed the committee.

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Mr. Lacock, from the committee to whom the The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the subject was referred, reported a bill supplementa. Whole, the consideration of the bill to amend the ry to the acts heretofore passed on the subject of act, entitled “ An act to provide for calling forth an upiform rule of naturalization; and the bill the militia to execute the laws of the Union, supwas read, and passed to the second reading. press insurrections, and repel invasions, and io

repeal the act now in force for those purposes. THURSDAY, June 3.

together with the amendments reported by the

select committee; and, having agreed to the The bill supplementary to the acts heretofore amendments reported, the further consideration passed on the subject of an uniform rule of natu- of the bill was postponed until Monday next. ralization, was read the second time, and made

The engrossed bill for the relief of Alexander the order of the day for to-morrow.

Phænix was read the third time, and passed. The President communicated a report signed Mr. Brent asked and obtained leave to bring “ William Jones, acting Secretary of the Treasu- in a bill to provide for the accommodation of the ry,” prepared in obedience to the act supplemen- President of the United States; and the bill was tary to the act, entitled “An aci to establish the read, and passed to the second reading. Treasury Department;" which was read.

Mr. Tait asked and obtained leave to bring in Mr. Í ait gave notice that, 10-morrow, he a bill to alter the times of holding the circuit should ask leave to bring in a bill to alter the courts for the sixth circuit of the United States; times of holding the circuit courts for the sixth and the bill was read, and passed to the second circuit of the United States,

reading. Mr. Smith, from the committee to whom was referred the bill to amend the act, entitled “ An referred the petition of Thomas Sim Lee, and

Mr. Hunter, from the committee to whom was act to provide for calling forth the militia to ex. others reported a bill concerning certain streets ecute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrec-in Georgetown; and the bill was read, and passed tions, and repel invasions, and to repeal the act to the second reading. now in force for those purposes," reported it Mr. Brest presented the petition of the Presi. amended.

dent and Directors of the Baok of Washington, The bill for the relief of Alexander Phenix praying that the stockholders may be permitted was reported by the committee correctly en

io increase their capital by an additional subscripgrossed.

tion, for reasons therein stated; and the petition

was read and referred to a select commillee, to Friday, June 4.

consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise; The credentials of CHRISTOPHER GORE, ap- and Messrs. Brent, Dana, and Taylor, were pointed a Senator by the Legislature of the Com- appointed the committee. monwealth of Massachusetts, in place of James Mr. Dana gave notice that, on Monday, he Lloyd, resigned, were read.

should ask leave to bring in a bill for the gove The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the ernment of persons in certain fisheries. Whole, the consideration of the bill supplementary to the acts heretofore passed on the subject of an uniform rule of paturalization; and, the

Monday, June 7. bill having been amended, the PRESIDENT re- William B. Giles, from the State of Virginia, ported it to the House accordingly, and the bill who arrived the 5th instant, took his seat in the was ordered to be engrossed and read a third Senate. time as amended.

The PRESIDENT communicated the credentials Mr. MORROW presented the petition of Thomas of William H. Wells, appointed a Senator by Sloo, of Cincinnati

, in the State of Ohio, late a the Legislature of the State of Delaware, in place commissioner for examining and inquiring into of James A. Bayard, resigned; which were read. the validity of claims to land in the district of The President communicated the resolves of Kaskaskia, praying additional compensation for the general assembly of the Presbyterian church, services rendered, as therein stated; and the pe- convened at Philadelphia, recommending the first' tition was read, and referred to a select commit- Thursday of August next, as a day of humiliatee, to consider and report thereon by bill or tion, fasting, and prayer; which were read. otherwise; and Messrs. MORROW, WORTHING- Mr. Smith presented the memorials of Stephen TON, and Tait, were appointed the committee. Girard, and others, praying the liberation of cerOn motion, by Mr. MORROW,

tain vessels, with their cargoes, of the manufac. Ordered, That the letter of the Commissioner tures of England, which have been seized for an of the General Land Office, of the 31st of May, alleged violation of the non-importation law, for with a copy of the reports of the commissioners reasons stated at large in the memorials; which appointed under the act of 20th February, 1812, were read, and referred to a select committee, to for the revision of certain claims to land in the consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise ; district of Kaskaskia ; and, also, the letter of the and Messrs. Smith, Taylor, and Gore, were apRegister of the Land Office at Kaskaskia, com- pointed the committee. municated the 1st instant, be referred to the com- Mr. Giles presented the petition of Joshua mitlee last mentioned, to consider and report Barney, on behalf of himself and the owners, thereon.

officers, and crews, of sundry private armed ves

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sels of war, stating, that, although they have been Mr. Brent presented the petition of J. B. Nickvery successful in capturing and destroying the olls, on behalf of himself and one hundred and commerce of the enemy, they have received one other petitioners, praying an act may pass to but little benefit from their enterprises, in conse incorporate a company under the title and firm quence of the double duty imposed on such cap- of the Fire Insurance Company of Alexandria ; tures, and the claim of the United States set up and the petition was read, and referred to a select to certain prizes made by them of enemy's pro- committee, to consider and report thereon by bill perty, sailing under the flag of the United States; or otherwise ; and Messrs. BRENT, HORSEY, and and praying relief; and ihe petition was read, Hunter, were appointed the committee. and referred to a select committee, to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise; and Messrs. Giles, Bullock, and KING, were appointed the

TUESDAY, JUNE 8. committee.

Eligius FROMENTIN, appointed a Senator by The bill supplementary to the acts heretofore the Legislature of the State of Louisiana, for the passed on the subject of an uniform rule of nal-term of six years. commencing with the fourth uralization, having been reported by the commit, day of March last, produced his credentials, was tee correctly engrossed, was read a third time, and qualified, and took his seat in the Senate. passed.

The PRESIDENT communicated a letter from the On motion, by Mr. Brent, the memorial of Governor of the State of Connecticut, enclosing the President and Directors of ihe Farmers' Bank a copy of the resolution passed by the Legislaof Alexandria, praying an extension of their char- ture of that State, that they do not agree to ratify ter, was referred to a select committee, to consid- and confirm an amendment proposed by Congress er and report thereon by bill or otherwise; and to the Constitution of the United States, relative Messrs. Brent, Stone, and Chace, were apto titles of nobility; and the letter and resolution pointed the committee.

were read. Mr. MORROW, from the committee to whom The bill for the relief of Thomas Sloo was read the subject was referred, reported a bill for the the second time, and considered as in Committee relief of Thomas Sloo; and the bill was read, and of the Whole; and, no amendments having been passed to the second reading.

proposed, the bill was ordered to be engrossed and Mr. Dana asked and obtained leave to bring in read a third time. a bill for the government of persons in certain The bill for the government of persons in cerfisheries; and the bill was read, and passed to the tain fisheries was read the second time, and resecond reading.

ferred to a select committee, to consider and reThe bill for the accommodation of the Presi- | port thereon; and Messrs. Dána, Gore, and Gildent of the United States was read the second Man, were appointed the committee. time, and referred to a select committee, to con- Oa motion, by Mr. Tait, the bill to alter the sider and report thereon; and Messrs. Brent, times of holding the circuit court for the sixth HORSEY, aod GAILLARD, were appointed the com- circuit of the United States was referred to a mittee.

select committee, to consider and report thereon ; The bill to alter the times of holding the cir- and Messrs. Tait, Taylor, and Bullock, were cuit courts for the sixth circuit of the United appointed the committee. States was read the second time.

Mr. Brent, from the committee to whom was The bill concerning certain streets in George- referred the bill for the accommodation of the town was read the second time, and considered as President of the United States, reported it within Committee of the Whole; and, no amendment out amendment. having been proposed, the bill was ordered to be The bill concerning certain streets in Georgeengrossed and read a third time.

town, having been reported by the committee corThe following Message was received from the rectly engrossed, was read ihe third time, and PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

passed. To the Senate and House of

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Representatives of the United States : Whole, the consideration of the bill to amend the I lay before Congress copies of certain Legislative act, entitled "An act to provide for calling forth acts of Pennsylvania, transmitted for that purpose by the militia to execute the laws of the Union, supthe Governor of that State.

JAMES MADISON.

press insurrections, and repel invasions, and to Washington, June 5, 1813.

repeal the act now in force for those purposes,"

together with the amendments. The Message and acts therein referred to were

On motion, by Mr. WORTHINGTON, the amendread. The PRESIDENT communicated a letter from the

ments were recommitted; Messrs. Smith, WORTH

INGTON, TAYLOR, VARNUM, and Dana, were apSecretary, for the Department of War, accom- pointed the committee, further to consider and panied with a code of rules and regulations for ihe Army of the United States, prepared in obe

report thereon. dience to the injunction of the act, entitled “An act for the better organization of the general staff

WEDNESDAY, June 9. of the Army of the United States," passed on the The bill for the relief of Thomas Sloo, having 3d day of March, 1813, which were read. been reported by the committee correctly ed

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grossed, was read a third time, the blank filled 'sey, LEIB, Smith, GOLDSBOROUGH, and King, with "five hundred ;" and the bill passed. were appointed the committee.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill for the accommodation of the President of the United

Monday, June 14. States; and, no amendment having been pro

Mr. MORROW, from the committee to whom posed, the bill was ordered to be engrossed and was referred the bill further extending the time read a third time.

for issuing and locating military land warrants, Mr. Dana, from the committee to whom was reported it without amendment; and the bill was referred the bill for the government of persous in considered as in Committee of the Whole; and, certain fisheries, reported it without amendment, no amendment having been proposed, the bill and the bill was considered as in Committee of was ordered to be engrossed and read a third the Whole; and, no amendment having been time. proposed, the bill was ordered to be engrossed

Mr. BRENT, from the committee to whom was and read a third time.

referred the petition of J. B. Nickolls, and others, Mr. MORROW gave notice, that at an early day reported a bill to incorporate a company in the he should ask leave to bring in a bill for extend town of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia; ing the time for issuing and locating military and the bill was read, and passed to the second land warrants.

reading.

Mr. BRENT, from the committee to whom the

subject was referred, reported a bill to continue THURSDAY, June 10.

the charter of the Farmers' Bank of Alexandria; William H. Wells, from the State of Dela- and the bill was read, and passed to the second ware, attended, was qualified, and took his seat. reading: Mr. Morrow asked and obtained leave to bring subject

was referred, reported a bill for the further

Mr. Brent, from the committee to whom the in a bill further extending the time for issuing relief of Charles Minile; and the bill was read, and locating military land warrants; and the and passed to the second reading. bill was read, and passed to the second reading. The bill for the government of persons in cer. Gooding, and Hollins and McBlair

, of the city

Mr. Smith presented the memorial of Joha tain fisheries, having been reported by the com- of Baltimore, stating that they had freighted a mittee correctly engrossed, was read the third vessel to an agent of the United States, to carry time, and passed.

The bill for the accommodation of the Presi- provisions to the inhabitants of Venezuela, which, dent of the United States, having been reported Admiralty on the sole ground of having brought

on her arrival, was condemned by a Court of by the committee correctly engrossed, was read supplies from the United States, as is stated at a third time, and the title amended.

Resolved, that this bill pass, and that the title large by your memorialists, who pray compensathereof be "An act to provide for the accommo

tion; and the memorial was read, and referred dation of the household of the President of the to a select committee to consider and report thereUnited States."

on by bill or otherwise ; and Messrs. GOLDSBOMr. Taylor presented the petition of Daniel ROUGH, Horser, and CAMPBELL, were appointed

the committee. Macaulay, of the city of Charleston, in the State of South Carolina, praying to be exonerated from informed the Senate that the House have passed

A message from the House of Representatives the boods given for goods imported from Eng. land in the ships Anda and Thomas Gibson, for making a certain turnpike road in the county of

a bill, entitled "An act to incorporate a company which were seized for an alleged violation of the Alexandria ;" also, a bill,

entitled "An act to incornon-importation law, for reasons stated at large porate a company for making a certain turnpike in the petition; which was read.

road in the county of Washington, in the Dis

trict of Columbia ;' in which bills they request FRIDAY, June 11.

the concurrence of the Senate. The bill further extending the time for issu.

The iwo bills last mentioned were read, and ing and locating military land warrants was read passed to the second reading. the second time, and referred to Messrs. MORROW, WORTHINGTON, and Tait, the committee to whom

TUESDAY, June 15. was referred, on the 4th instant, the letters of the The PRESIDENT communicated a letter from Commissioner of the General Land Office, and the Governor of the State of New Hampshire, the reports therein enclosed, to consider and re- stating that the Legislature of that Staie had port thereon.

elected JEREMIAH Mason a Senator, for the On motion, by Mr. HORSEY, the Message of term of six years, commencing with the fourth the President of the United States of the 5th, day of March last; and the letter was read. communicated the 7th instant, together with the The bill to incorporate a Fire Insurance ComLegislative acts of Pennsylvania, accompanying pany in the town of Alexandria, in the District the same, were referred to a select committee, to of Columbia, was read the second time, and conconsist of five members to consider and report sidered as in Committee of the Whole; and, on thereon by bill or otherwise; and Messrs. HOR-I motion, by Mr. Smity, it was recommitted to a

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