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continuing in force certain acts, laying duties on bank notes, refined sugars, and for other purposes;” in which bills, they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

The four bills last mentioned, were read. Ordered, That they severally pass to the second reading

Mr. Fromentin from the committee, reported the bill to increase the pensions of Robert White and Jacob Wrighter, correctly engrossed.

On motion by Tichenor, Resolved, That it be re-committed to a select committee, further to consider and report thereon.

Ordered, That Mr. Chace, Mr. Barbour, and Mr. Macon, be the committee.

Mr. Varnum presented the memorial of Francis Le Barron, praying a grant of the privilege of opening and working any copper mine which he may

discover, or cause to be discovered, on or near the southern shores of Lake Superior, and on the islands thereof, within the limits of the United States, for a certain number of years, for reasons stated in the memorial; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Varnum, Resolved, That it be referred to a select committee, to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

Ordered, That Mr. Varnum, Mr. Mason of Va. and Mr. Daggett, be the committee.

Mr. Roberts presented the memorial of George Mony and others, stockholders in the manufac

turing company of Lancaster, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying the protection of Congress, as stated in the petition; which was reau.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee on so much of the message of the President of the United States, as relates to manufactures, to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Lacock presented the memorial of Charles Stewart, on behalf of himself, the officers, and crew of the United States' ship Constitution, praying compensation for the prize ship Levant, which was forcibly taken possession of by the enemy, and carried from out of the harbour of Port Peaya, within the neutral waters of the prince Regent of Portugal; as stated in the memorial, which was read.

On motion by Mr. Lacock, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee on naval affairs; to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Morrow presented the memorial of the Illinois, and Wabash land companies, by Solomon Etting, their agent, praying relief from Congress, as stated in the memorial; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Morrow, Ordered, That it 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.

Mr. Barbour from the committee on military affairs, to whom was referred the petition of John A. Thomas, made roport thereon; which

was read.

Mr. Barbour from the committee on military affairs, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act, to authorize the payment for property lost, captured, or destroyed by the enemy, while in the military service of the United States;” reported it with amendments.

Mr. Roberts presented the memorial of Catharine Robertson, praying compensation for services rendered by her former husband, Jacob Ritter, during the revolutionary war, as stated in the memorial ; which was read.

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

Mr. Roberts also presented the petition of Daniel Renner, and Nathaniel H. Heath, praying remuneration for their ropewalk and materials, burnt by the enemy, during their invasion of the city of Washington, as stated in the petition ; which was read.

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

The bill for the relief of Xaverio Nandi, was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That the further consideration theret of, be postponed until Monday next.

The bill for the relief of Edward Barry, and George Hodge, was read the second time.

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

After the consideration of executive business, the Senate adjourned to eleven o'clock to-morrow morning

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26th, 1816.

Mr. Daggett, from the committee to whom was referred the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of Jonathan Rogers, jun. of Waterford, in the State of Connecticut,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Daggett presented the memorial of Robert Sewall, praying compensation for the loss and destruction of his property in the city of Washington, by the enemy, which was occasioned by having his house converted into a military fortress, as is stated in the memorial; which was read.

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

On motion by Mr. Macon, Resolved That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to lay before the Senate, a statement

exhibiting the amount of duty paid on salt, from the establishment of the present government; distinguishing, as far as may be practicable, the amount paid in each State, and the amount of bounty and allowance also paid in lieu of drawback in each State.

On motion by Mr. Morrow, Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inquire whether any, and what provision is necessary to be made for the payment of pensions in the States, wherein the officer of commissioner of loans, is not established, and also in the several Territories, and that they have leave to report by bill or otherwise.

Ordered, That Mr. Morrow, Mr. Talbot, and Mr. Barry, be the committee.

Mr. Chace from the committee, to whom was re-committed the bill to increase the pensions of · Robert White, and Jacob Wrighter, reported it with amendments.

The bill entitled “ An act, to continue in force the act entitled · An act, for imposing additional duties upon all goods, wares, and merchandise, imported from any foreign port or place, and for other purposes;" was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Campbell, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee appointed on so much of the message of the President of the United States, as relates to finance, and an uniform national currency, to consider and report thereon,

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