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SENATE.

Memorial of Army Officers.

JUNE, 1813.

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select committee, to consist of five members, fur- partment. If, in the promotions and new appointther to consider and report thereon ; and Messrs. ments in the Army, the age of an officer's commisBrent, Daggett, HORSEY, Smith, and HUNTER, sion, and the duration of service are to be wholly diswere appointed the committee.

regarded, few men would enter the Army except from necessity-a crisis, we presume, wished for by none

who has the good of his country at heart. WEDNESDAY, June 16.

We are unwilling to believe that your honorable The bill further extending the time for issuing body would sanction a course so destructive to the neand locating military land warrants, having been cessary excitements of a soldier, and so chilling to his reported by the committee correctly engrossed, laudable ambition ; nor would we have troubled you was read a third time, and passed.

with this address, had we not feared that, in the The bill for the further relief of Charles Min- crowd of momentous matter which might occupy your ifie was read the second time, and considered as attention at the present session of Congress, it might in Committee of the Whole; and the further escape your consideration, that, in some of the apconsideration thereof postponed until to-morrow. pointments recently made, private citizens have been

The bill, entitled " An act to incorporate a made captains over the heads of subaltern officers, company for making a certain turnpike road in who have been long in service; nor is it less worthy the county of Washington, in the District of your attention, that, in many instances, subalterns Columbia ;" also, the bill, entitled "An act to in- have been promoted over the heads of superior offi

eers-over officers, too, who, from experience, as well corporate a company for making a certain turn

as services rendered their country in the field of bat. pike road in the county of Alexandria,” were tle, have at least some claim to the ordinary and just severally read the second time, and referred to a

patronage of their Government. select committee to consider and report thereon ; We are well aware that, in armies, the usages of and Messrs. BRENT, HORSEY, and ROBINSON, nations sanction extraordinary and honorable notice of were appointed the committee.

even private soldiers, where extraordinary and honor. Mr. King presented the memorial of the Com-able deeds authorize it, and we would be the last to mon Council of the city of New York, praying complain at the elevation of a brother soldier, or even measures may be adopted by the General Gov- a private citizen, under similar circumstances. ernment for their greater security and protection; It is unnecessary, we conceive, to call your atten. and the memorial was read, and referred to the tion to the individual promotions and appointments committee appointed on the 27th of May, on so by which we feel the usages of armies, and our indi. much of the Message of the President of the vidual rights, violated; they must necessarily be laid United States as relates to the Military Estab- before you for approval. lishment thereof.

In thus obtruding ourselves before the Senate of The Senate proceeded to consider the amend the United States, we trust it will be seen that we are ments of the House of Representatives to the actuated by no other motive than that which should bill last mentioned, and concurred therein.

pervade the breast of every soldier, and that the mat

ter and manner of address evince the greatest respect MEMORIAL OF ARMY OFFICERS. and deference, both to your honorable body and that The President communicated the memorial of the War Department. of sundry officers attached to the Army under

WILLIAM BRADFORD, the command of Major General William H.

Capt. 17th Regt. U. S. Infantry. Harrison, representing that, in appointments and

DAVID HOLT, promotions recently made in the Army, injus.

Capt. 17th U. S. Infantry. iice has been done io officers now in service, and

JAMES HACKLEY, praying the attention of the Senate to certain

Lieut. 17th U.S. Infantry.

THOMAS HAWKINS, cases in which they feel the usages of armies, and their individual rights, have been violated;

Ensign 17th U. S. Infantry. and the memorial was read. It is as follows:

BENJAMÍN W. SANDERS,

Lieut. 17th U. S. Infantry. To the honorable the Senate of the United States :

EDWARD SHIPP, The officers undersigned (now in the service of the

Ensign 17th U. S. Infantry. United States, and attached to the Army under the

WILSON ELLIOT, command of Major General William H. Harrison)

Capt. 19th Regt. U. S. Infantry. respectfully represent :

HENRY FREDERICKS, Having observed several appointments and promo

2d Lieut. U. S. Infantry. tions recently made in the Army, and particularly in

STEPHEN LEE, the corps to which we severally belong, and feeling

Lieut. 19th Regt. U. S. Infantry. that in some of them injustice has been done officers

GEORGE W. JACKSON, now in service, we owe it to ourselves, as well as the

Lieut. 19th Regt. U. S. Infantry. service in which we are engaged, to make known to

JAMES CAMPBELL, your honorable body the wrongs complained of; you

1st Lieut. 19th Regt. V. S. Infantry. alone possessing the corrective power.

JOHN STOCKTON, Our distance from the seat of Government prevents

Ensign 19th Regt. U. S. Infantry. an immediate knowledge of new arrangements, made

DAVID GUYNNE, in the War Department, but we have seen no public

1st Lt. 19th Regt. U. S. Infantry. document authorizing (as we conceive) some of the

CHARLES MITCÉELL, recent appointments and promotions from that De

Ensign 19th Regt. U. S. Infantry.

JUNE, 1813.

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A message from the House of Representatives sury, bearing date the 21st day of December, A. informed the Senate that they have passed the D. 1801, and made in pursuance of a resolution bill which originated in the Senate, entitled of the House of Representatives, passed on the 6th "An act for the relief of Alexander Phænix,” day of January, 1797 ; also a like number of copies with amendments, in which they request the of the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, concurrence of the Senate.

dated the 27th of December, A. D. 1809, transMr. King presented the petition of James Jay, mitting a statement of the payments which have praying Congress to take into consideration his been made by the respective States of the direct memorial, presented at the last session, and grant tax, &c., in obedience to a resolution of the Senhim remuneration for services rendered during ate of the 18th day of December, A.D. 1809; and, the Revolutionary war, and for moneys advanced, also, a like number of copies of the statement exas thereio stated; and the petition was read, and hibiting the balances due the United States on referred to a select committee to consider aod re- account of the internal revenue and direct tax, port thereon by bill or otherwise; and Messrs. which accompanied the letter of the Comptroller King, Dana, and LEIB, were appointed the com- of the Treasury of the 10th of December last. mittee. THURSDAY, June 17.

Monday, June 21. The bill to continue the charter of the Far- Legislature of the State of New Hampshire, for

JEREMIAH Mason, appointed a Senator by the mers' Bank of Alexandria was resumed as in the term of six years, commencing with the fourth Committee of the Whole; and, on motion, by day of March last, produced his credentials, was Mr. Leib, the further consideration thereof was postponed to the first Monday in December next. qualified, and he took his seat

in the Senate. On motion, by Mr. Robinson, William Gam- Ulmer, Colonel of the United States Volunteers,

Mr. Gore presented the memorial of George ble had leave to withdraw his memorial, and pas commanding on the eastern frontier of Massapers accompanying the same, presented at the chusetts, representing that two companies were last session of Congress.

raised in the towns of Calais and Robinstown, and

were in the service of the United States, and Friday, June 18.

praying provision may be made for their compenThe Senate resumed, as in Committee of the sation; and the memorial was read, and referred Whole, the bill for the further relief of Charles to the committee appointed the 27th of May, on Minifie.

so much of the Message of the President of the On motion, by Mr. ANDERSON, it was agreed United States as relates to the Military Estabthat the further consideration thereof be post- lishment thereof, to consider and report thereon. poned to, and made the order of the day fur, Mr. DAGGETT presented the petition of Samuel Monday next.

Olcott, of Hartford, in the state of Connecticut, On motion, by Mr. DANA,

owner of the schooner Peggy, stating, that, in the Resolved, that a committee be appointed to in-year 1811, he sent said vessel to Barbadoes with quire whai Legislative provision is necessary to a cargo; that, in consequence of a stress of weather prevent multiplicity of suits or processes, where she was much injured, and the greatest part of a single suit or process might suffice for the ad- her cargo lost; that in order to defray the exministration of justice in any cause to which the peases of the necessary repairs, her water casks, United States may be party, or before any court which had served for ballast, were sold; that, of the United States, and that the committee have after several attempts, it was found impracticaleave to report by bill or otherwise.

ble to pursue her voyage without ballast; and Ordered, Thai Messrs. Dana, Bullock, Hun- that a quantity of salt was taken on board at TER, STONE, and Bledsoe, be the commitiee. Turk's Island for that purpose, and brought to

Mr. SMITA, from the committee to whom was the United States, by which a pecally has been recommitted the bill 10 amend the act, entitled incurred; and praying relief; and the memorial "An act to provide for calling forth the inilitia to was read. execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrec- Ordered, That Mr. Gore be on the committee tions, and repel invasions, and to repeal the act appointed on the 27th of May, on so much of the now in force for those purposes," reported it with Message of the President of the United States as amendments.

relates to the Naval Establishment, in place of On motion, by Mr. Horsey,

Mr. Corts absent. Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the cause to be printed for the use of the Senate, Whole, the bill for the relief of Charles Minifie; three hundred copies of the statement marked B, and, no amendment having been proposed, on the exhibiting the amount of duties upon domestic question, Shall this bill be engrossed aad read a distilled spirits, and on stills, upon sales at auction, third time? it was determined in the negative. refined sugar, carriages, and upon licenses to re- The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the tailers, and upon stamped vellum, parchment, and Whole, the bill to amend the act, entitled "An act paper, which accrued from the 1st of January, to provide for calling forth the militia to execute 1800, to the 31st of December following, as con- the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and tained in the report of the Secretary of the Trea- repel invasions, and to repeal the act now in force

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June, 1813. for those purposes," together with the amend- Mr. ANDERSON, from the committee appointed ments reported thereto by the select committee, on the 27th of May, on so much of the Message which were agreed to with amendments; and the of the President of the United States as relates to President reported the bill to the House amended the Military Establishment, reported a bill for the accordingly, and it was ordered to be engrossed relief of the infirm, disabled, and superannuated and read a third time as amended.

officers and soldiers of the late and of the presOn motion, by Mr. Leib, a committee was ap- ent Army of the United States; and the bill was pointed to inquire into the expediency of making read, and passed to the second reading. an appropriation for repairing the north wing of The bill to augment the capital stock of the the Capitol and finishing the Senate Chamber, Bank of Washington, was read the second time. and that the committee have leave to report by Mr. Giles presented the petition of Alexander bill or otherwise; and Messrs. LEIB, Horsey, and Scott, praying compensation for his trouble in GAILLARD, were appointed the committee. the release and conveyance of certain American

Mr. BRENT, from the committee to whom the seamen from Porto Cavallo, in South America, subject was referred, reported a bill to augment to the United States, as is stated at large in the the capital stock of the Bank of Washington; petition; which was read, and referred to a select and the bill was read, and passed to the second committee, to consider and report thereon, by bill reading.

or otherwise ; and Messrs. Giles, Hunter, and Suits, were appointed the committee.

The PRESIDENT communicated a letter from TUESDAY, June 22.

the Commissioner of the General Land Office, A message from the House of Representatives with the reports of the Commissioners appointed informed the Senate that the House have passed to investigate claims to land in the western district a bill, entitled "An act to reward the officers and of Orleans Territory, now State of Louisiana, crew of the sloop of war Horoet; in which bill made in pursuance of the act of Congress, entithey request the concurrence of the Senate.

tled "An act respecting claims to land in the TerThe bill last brought up for concurrence was ritories of Orleans and Louisiana,” passed on the read, and passed to the second reading.

3d of March 1807; which were read. The bill to amend the act, entitled "An act to Mr. Chace gave notice that, to-morrow, he provide for calling forth the militia to execute the should ask leave to bring in a bill altering the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and re- time and place for holding the circuit and district pel invasions, and to repeal the act now in force courts in Vermont. for those purposes," having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time, and the blank filled with the words “five

WEDNESDAY, June 23. hundred thousand."

Mr. Smith reported from the committee to Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title whom was referred the memorial of Stephen Githereof be “Ao act to amend the act, entitled 'An rard and others, and the report was read. act to provide for calling forth the militia to execute Mr. Giles reported from the commitee to whom the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and was referred the petition of Joshua Barney, in berepel invasion, and to repeal the act now in force half of himself, and the owners, officers, and for those purposes."

crews, of sundry private armed vessels; and the Mr. Tarr, from the committee to whom was report was read. referred the bill to alter the times of holding the Mr. ANDERSON, from the committee appointed circuit courts for the sixth circuit of the United on the 27th of May, on so much of the Message Slates, reported it without amendment; and, on of the President of the United States as relates his motion, the further consideration thereof was to the Military Establishment, reported a bill to postponed to the first Monday in December next. amend the act in addition to the act, entitled "An

Mr. King presented the petition of Thomas act to raise an additional military force, and for Hall Storm, or the city of New York, stating, other purposes ;" and the bill was read, and passed that, on the 25th of April, 1811, he was deputed to the second reading. Chargé d'Affaires of the United States to reside The bill for the relief of the infirm, disabled, at Tripoli

, but was not recognised by the Bashaw; and superannuated officers and soldiers of the in the prosecution of the business he incurred con- late and present Army of the United States, was siderable expense, and praying remuneration there read the second time, and the further considera: for, and that he may be allowed the usual salary tion thereof postponed to, and made the order of for his services; and the petition

was read, and the day for, to-morrow. referred to the Secretary for the Department of The bill, entitled "An act to reward the officers State, to consider and report thereon.

and crew of the sloop of war Hornet,” was read On motion, by Mr. Taylor, the petition of the second time, and referred to the committee Daniel Macaulay, presented the 10th instant, was appointed on the 27th of May, on so much of the referred to the committee appointed on the 27th Message of the President of ihe United States as of May, on so much of the Message of the Press relates to the Naval Establishment, to consider ident of the United States as concerns our rela- and report thereon. tions with foreigo Powers, to consider and report Mr. Giles, from the committee to whom the thereon by bill or otherwise.

subject was referred, reported a bill for the relief JUNE, 1813.

Petition of Stephen Girard.

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of Alexander Scott; and the bill was read, and impressed with the justice of the representation, as passed to the second reading.

well as with an apprehension that the continuance of The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the so much valuable property there would invite hostiliWhole, the bill to augment the capital stock of ties, granted a license to proceed with the ships and the Bank of Washington, and, on motion by Mr. cargoes to the port of Philadelphia, under bonds to LEIB, that the consideration thereof be postponed place them in the custody of the collector of the port, to the first Monday in December next, the Presi- subject to the orders of the Government. dent determined the question in the negative;

That the ships and cargoes on their way to Philaand on motion, by Mr. Giles, the further consid- delphia, under the authority of the license, were intereration thereof was postponed to Monday next.

cepted and seized in the district of Delaware, in April, Mr. Chace asked and obtained leave to bring non-importation law.

1812, and libelled on the ground of a violation of the in a bill altering the time and place for holding That, soon after the seizure, the ships and cargoes the circuit and district courts in Vermont; and were restored to their respective owners, upon bonds the bill was read, and passed to the second reading for the appraised value, to abide the final adjudication

of the prosecution which had been instituted. And THURSDAY, June 24.

the cargoes were sold in the months of April and May,

1812. Mr. ANDERSON, from the committee appointed the 27th May, on so much of the Message of the made the regular entries at the custom-house, and se

That the memorialists, upon receiving the cargoes, President of the United States as relates to the cured, by bonds, the payment of the duties which were Military Establishment, reported a bill to authorize the raising a corps of sea fencibles ; and the payable according to law, at the time of entry.

That, upon examination, it appears that, in some bill was read, and passed to the second reading.

cases, the Secretary of the Treasury, under the act of The bill to amend the act in addition to the March, 1797, and Congress, by special acts, have react, entitled "An act to raise an additional mili- mitted forfeitures, upon condition that the respective tary force, and for other purposes," was read the owners shauld pay the rate of duties imposed by the second time;

act of the 1st of July, 1812, although the importations The bill for the relief of Alexander Scott was were made prior to that day. But it is understood read the second time;

that, in all such cases, the cargoes remained unsold unThe bill altering the time and place for hold- til the act of the 1st of July commenced its operation ; ing the circuit and district courts in Vermont was and, of course, the double duties were charged in the read the second time; and on motion, by Mr. price to the purchasers. CHACE,

Upon this view of the circumstances of the case, the Resolved, That they be referred to a select com- committee submit the following resolution for consid

eration : mittee to consider and report thereon. Ordered, That Messrs. Chace, King, and Dag

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to bring GETT, be the committee.

in a bill for the relief of Stephen Girard, and others, Mr. BRENT, from the committee to whom was the owners, respectively, of the ships called the Good referred the bill to incorporate a Fire Insurance Friends, the United States, and the Amazon, and their Company in the town of Alexandria, in the Dis- cargoes, upon condition that they respectively pay to trict of Columbia, reported it with amendments.

the collector of the port of Philadelphia, for the use of

the United States, in addition to the duties by them PETITION OF STEPHEN GIRARD. heretofore respectively secured and paid upon the said The following report, made on the petition of cargoes, a sum which shall be sufficient to make the Stephen Girard and others, was taken up and whole amount paid equal to the amount of duties that

would have been chargeable if the cargoes had been agreed to: The Committee to whom was referred the memo

imported and entered subsequent to the 1st of July,

1812. rial of Stephen Girard and others, report : That the memorialists, respectively, were owners of

Messrs. GORE, SMITA, and Taylor, were ap-, the ships Good Friends, the United States, and the pointed a committee in pursuance of the above Amazon, with their respective cargoes.

report. That, in the fall of the year 1811, the memorialists, being apprehensive that a war would break out between the United States and Great Britain, sent the

FRIDAY, June 25. ships and cargoes to Amelia island, as a place of safety; with an intention, eventually, to bring them to the Denny, of Leicester, in the Commonwealth of

Mr. VARNUM presented the petition of Thomas United States, if the non-importation law should be Massachusetts, concerned in a manufactory of repealed, or the sanction of Government should be ob- wool cards, and praying to be discharged from tained, so as to render the importation lawful.

That while the ships and cargoes lay in the port of the payment of certain bonds which he has given Fernandina, General Mathews, acting in the name, on the importation of a quantity of iron wire and on behalf of the United States, took possession from Montreal, and from payment of the duties of Amelia island, and established a local government imposed thereon, for reasons stated at large in there.

the petition, which was read, and referred to the That the agents of the memorialists represented to committee appointed yesterday to bring in a bill General Matthews the increased danger to which the for the relief of Stephen Girard, and others, to ships and cargoes were exposed in consequence of the consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise. revolution at Amelia island; and General Mathews, The bill for the relief of the infirm, disabled,

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JUNE, 1813.

and superannuated officers and soldiers of the late The bill for the relief of Alexander Scott, havand present army of the United States, having ing been reported by the committee correctly been reported by the committee correctly en- engrossed, was read a third time, and passed. grossed, was read a third time, and passed. Mr. Giles, from the committee to whom was

The bill to authorize the raising a corps of sea recommitted the petition of Joshua Barney, and fencibles was read the second time and consid- others, reported a bill to relinquish the claims of ered as in Committee of the Whole; and, no the United States to certain goods, wares, and amendment having been offered to the bill, it merchandise, captured by private armed vessels; was ordered to be engrossed and read a third and the bill was read, and passed to the second time.

reading. The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Mr. Gore, from the committee to whom the Whole, the consideration of the bill to amend the subject was referred, reported a bill for the relief act, entitled "An act to raise an additional mil- of Thomas Denny; and the bill was read, and itary force, and for other purposes;" and the bill passed to a second reading. having been amended, the President reported it Mr. Gore, also, from the same committee, reto the House accordingly, and it was ordered to ported a bill for the relief of the owners of the be engrossed and read a third time as amended. ships the Good Friends, the Amazon, and the

The Senate resumed the consideratioą of the United States, and their cargoes; and the bill report of the select committee on the petition of was read, and passed to the second reading. Joshua Barney, and others, which is as follows: Mr. Smith, from the committee on so much of

“That the object of the petition is to obtain, in the Message of the President of the United as favor of himself and others, the relinquishment of relates to the Naval' Establishment, feported a the claims of the United States to certain descriptions bill authorizing the President of the United States of enemy's property, captured and brought into the to cause to be built barges for the defence of the ports of the United States by certain private armed ports and harbors of the United States; and the Yessels. That the claims of the United States and bill was read, and passed to the second reading. the petitioner depend upon the provisions of existing

Mr. CAMPBELL, from the committee on so much laws, and present fair questions for judicial cognizance; of the Message of the President of the United these questions are in fact now depending before the States as respects our foreign relations, reported proper judicial tribunals, with whose proceedings and decisions the committee deems it inexpedient at this a bill to prohibit the citizens and inhabitants of time to interfere, and therefore recommends that the the United States from carrying on any trade or further consideration of the petition be postponed till traffic with the dominions or dependencies of the the first Monday in December next:"

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland;

and the bill was read, and passed to the second And, on the question to agree thereto ? it was determined in the negative-yeas 14, nays 17, as

reading. The bill is as follows: follows:

A bill to prohibit the citizens and inhabitants of the YEA8—Messrs. Bullock, Campbell, Daggett, Ger

United States from carrying on any trade or traffic man, Gilman, Goldsborough, Gore, Horsey, Hunter,

with the dominions or dependencies of the United King, Lambert, Leib, Mason, and Wells.

Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland. Nars--Messrs. Anderson, Bledsoe, Brown, Chace, Be it enacted, &c., That any citizen or inhabitant of Condict, Fromentin, Gaillard, Giles, Howell, Lacock, the United States or the Territories thereof, who shall, Morrow, Robinson, Stone, Toit, Taylor, Turner, and during the war in which the said United States are Varnum.

at present engaged, either directly or indirectly carry On motion, by Mr. TAYLOR, the petition was on any trade, commerce, or traffic, in any articles whatcommitted to a select committee, further to con- ever, with any of the dominions, colonies, or dependsider and report thereon by bill or otherwise ; encies of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and and Messrs. Giles, Taylor, and ANDERSON, the same; and any citizen or inhabitant as aforesaid,

Ireland, or with any person or persons residing within were appointed the committee. The bill for the relief of Alexander Scott was

who shall directly or indirectly be privy to, or aiding resumed, as in Committee of the Whole; and, traffic, shall be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, and

or abetting in carrying on any such trade, commerce or no amendment having been proposed, it was shall upon conviction for every such offence be imprisordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

oned for a term not exceeding two years, nor less than

six months, and be fined in a sum not exceeding five Monday, June 28.

thousand, nor less than five hundred dollars; and any

soever, employed George M. Bibb, from the State of Kentucky ship, vessel, or carriage, of what kind attended.

or used in any such trade, commerce, or traffic, as The bill to authorize the raising a corps of above described, and any cargo which shall be found

on board of such ship or vessel, and any articles sea fencibles, having been reported by the com- which shall be found in such carriage, when detected mittee correctly engrossed, was read a third time,

or taken in such unlawful trade, commerce, or traffic, and passed.

or at the return of the same to the United States, shall The bill to amend the act in addition to the be forfeited, the one-half to the use of the United act, entitled "An act to raise an additional mili- States, and the other half to any person or persons tary force, and for other purposes," having been who shall give information thereof, and may be seized reported by the committee correctly engrossed, wherever found, and condemned before any court of was read a third time, and passed.

the United States or the Territories thereof, having

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