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“ An act for the relief of the heirs of George Nebinger:" a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Jonathan White;" a bill entitled “ An Act for the relief of John G. Camp;" also, a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Jonathan Rogers, junior, of Waterford, in the State of Connecticut;" in which bills they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

The five bills last mentioned were read.

Ordered, That they severally pass to the second reading

The Senate resumed the bill entitled “ An act to regulate the commerce between the United States and the territories of his britannic majesty, according to the convention concluded the third day of July, 1815; and the ratifications of which were exchanged on the 22d day of December, 1815."

And the question recurring, “ Shall this bill be read a third time?"

It was determined in the negative, yeas 10,

nays 21,

It having been agreed to take the question by yeas and nays, those who voted in the affirmative

are,

Mess. Bibb,

Condit,
Lacock,
Macon,
Morrow,

Mess. Roberts,

Ruggles,
Taylor,
Varnum,
Wilson.......10.

Brown,

Those who voted in the negative are,
Mess. Barbour, Mess. Hunter,
Barry,

King,

Mason, of N. H.
Chace,

Talbot,
Daggett,

Tait,
Dana,

Thompson,
Fromentin,

Tichenor,
Gaillard,

Turner,
Goldsborough,

Wells,
Horsey,

Williams.....21.
Howell,
So the bill was lost.

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

Mr. Williams from the committee to whom was re-committed the bill authorizing the sale of public lands, reported it with an amendment.

The following written message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Todd, his Secretary: To the Senate and House of Representatives

of the United States, The accompanying extract from the occurrences at Fort Jackson, in August 1814, during the negotiation of a treaty with the Indians, shows that the friendly Creeks, wishing to give to general Jackson, Benjamin Hawkins, and others, a national mark of their gratitude and regard, conveyed to them, respectively, a donation of land, with a request that the grant might be duly confirmed by the government of the United States.

Taking into consideration the peculiar circumstances of the case the expediency of indulging the Indians in wishes which they associated with the treaty signed by them, and that the case involves an inviting opportunity for bestowing on an officer who has rendered such illustrious services to his country, a token of its sensibility to them; the inducement to which cannot be diminished by the delicacy and disinterestedness of his proposal to transfer the benefit from himself: I recommend to Congress that provision be made for carrying into effect the wishes and request of the Indians, as expressed by them.

JAMES MADISON. January 18th, 1816.

The
message,

and accompanying extract, were read.

On motion by Mr. Morrow, Ordered, That they be referred to the committee appointed, the 7th of December, on the memorial of the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Mississippi Territory, to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise. .

The President communicated a letter from the Commissioner of the General Land Office, transmitting a report of the commissioners appointed for the purpose of ascertaining and adjusting claims to land in the western district of the late Territory of New Orleans, now State of Louisiana; and the letter and report were read.

On motion by Mr. Fromentin, Ordered, That they be referred to the committee last mentioned, to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill to reward the officers and crew of the late United States brig Argus.

On motion by Mr. Tait, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until the first Monday in February next.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill to authorize a lottery in Georgetown, District of Columbia; and

On the question, “ Shall this bill be engrossed and read a third time."

It was determined in the negative.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled “ An Act for the relief of George S. Wise."

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

On motion by Mr. Lacock, It was agreed that when the Senate adjourn, it be to Monday next.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill to fix the compensations of the officers of the Senate therein mentioned; together with the amendment reported thereto by the select committee.

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

Mr Roberts reported, from the committee, that they had examined, and found duly enrolled, the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Joseph Anderson."

On motion, The Senate adjourned to eleven o'clock on Monday morning

MONDAY, JANUARY 22d, 1816. The honourable Armistead T. Mason, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in place of the honourable William B. Giles, resigned, arrived on the 20th instant, and this day produced his credentials : which were read, and the oath prescribed by law was administered to him, and he took his seat in the Senate.

Mr. Talbot called up the petition of Nicholas Boilevin, presented on the 7th of February, 1815, praying reimbursement for certain property destroyed by the Indians, as stated in the petition.

On motion by Mr. Talbot, Ordered, 'That it be referred to the committee on military affairs, to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise.

The bill entitled “ An Act for the relief of John Redman Cose," was read the second time.

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