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Mr. Speaker: 'The President of the United States did, this day, approve and sign
- An act authorizing the payment for waggons and teams captured or destroyed by the enemy at De. troit," and
“ An act to prohibit the use of licenses or passes granted by the authority of the government of the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.”
Mr. Dawson, from the committee appointed to wait on the President of the United States, and informm him of the proposed recess of Congress, reported, that the committee had performed that service, and that the President answered that he had no further communi. cation to make.
Ordered, 'That a message be sent to the Senate, to inform them tbat this House is now ready to adjourn, and that the Clerk do go with the said message.
The Clerk accordingly went with said message ; and having returned,
The Speaker adjourned the House until the first Monday in December next.
A SUPPLEMENTAL JOURNAL
Of such proceedings of the first session of the thir. teenth Congress, as, during the time they were de. pending, were ordered to be kept secret, and respecting which the injunction of secrecy was after. aards taken off by order of the House.
THURSDAY, July 13, 1818. "The following preamble and resolution was submitted by Mr. Stuart for consideration :
Whereas the seat of the general government, from the unprepared and defenceless state of the district of Columbia, is in imminent danger if an attack should be made thereon: And whereas, the fleet of the enemy is understood to be within a few hours sail of the Ca. pitol : And whereas, the immense value of public property exposed to destruction, the great value of the public records, and otlier deeply interesting considera. tious render it peculiarly important that any invasion of the metropolis should be met with vigor and suc. cessfully repelled : Whereupon
Resolved, That in the opinion of this Honse, a distribution of such arms as are in the possession of the government within the district of Colunbia, should he immediately made, to be placed in the hands of all able bodied men within the district, willing to be enbodied to perform military duty; and also in the hands of such members of this House as inay be willing to receive tbein, to act against the enemy in any manner not incompatible with their public dulies.
A question was taken, whether the subject matter of the said proposition requires secrecy in discussion,
Aud passed in the affirmative.
A motion was then made by Mr. Rhea, of Tennessee, that the said proposition do lie on the table. And the question being taken,
Yeas 64. It was determined in the negative,
Nays 74. The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the menibers present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are
King, of Massachusetts,
Rea, of Pennsylvania,
Rhea, of Tenncosce,
Smith, of Pennsylvania,
Smith, of Virginia,
Wilson, of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Baylics, u Massachusetts,
Smith, of New York,
Wilson, of Massachusetts,
Yancey. motion was made by Mr. Gholson, to amend the said proposition by striking out the preamble. And the question being taken,
It passed in the affirmative.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, aro
Kent, of Maryland,
King of Massachuellen
Sinith, of Pennsylvania,
Smith, of Virginia,
Wilson, of Pennsylvania,