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The bill entitled “ An act, to continue in force, an act entitled · An act, laying a duty on imported salt, granting a bounty on pickled fish exported, and allowances to certain vessels employed in the fisheries ;” was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Campbell, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee last mentioned, to consider and report thereon.

The bill entitled “ An act, to repeal so much of an act passed on the 23d day of December, 1814, as imposes additional duties on postage;" was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Campbell, Ordered, That it be referred to the same committee, to consider and report thereon.

The bill entitled “ An act, continuing in force certain acts, laying duties on bank notes, refined sugars, and for other purposes;" was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Campbell, Ordered, That it be referred to the same committee; to consider and report thereon.

. Mr. Barbour, from the committee to whom was referred the bill, entitled “ An act, for the relief of John G. Camp,” reported it without amendment, and the bill was considered as in committee of the whole: and

Ordered, That it pass to the third reading.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the select committee, to whom was referred, the petition of John A. Thomas.

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Whereupon, Resolved, That the petition of John A. Thomas be rejected.

Mr. Fromentin from the joint library committee, made a report, which was read.

Mr. Fromentin from the same committee, reported a bill further providing for the library of Congress; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

The resolution submitted the 25th instant, for a proposed amendment to the constitution of the United States, was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Bibb, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof, be postponed to, and made the order of the day for the first Monday in February next.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of 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,” together with the amendments reported thereto, by the sea lect committee.

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

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

On motion, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock on Monday morning

MONDAY, JANUARY 29th, 1816.

Mr. Tait, from the committee on naval affairs, communicated a letter from the Secretary of the Navy Department, with several statements, containing the estimates of expenses necessary to keep in service, for one year, a 74, a 44, and a 22 gun ship, respectively; which were read.

On motion by Mr. Tait,
Ordered, That they be printed for the use of

the Senate.

Mr. Morrow presented the petition of A. Johnston, and others, inhabitants of Coshocton county, in the State of Ohio, praying compensation for horses

, wagons, and camp equipage, for the use of militia in the service of the United States, as stated in the petition ; which was read.

Mr. Roberts presented the memorial of George Roberts, and others, merchants of the city and county of Philadelphia, praying provision may be made for the continuation of the present rate of duties, for a certain length of time; or for the establishment of a new tariff, at the time when the increased duties shall cease by the existing law, for reasons stated in the memorial ; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, 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, by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Roberts also presented the memorial of Richard Caton, and others, praying a duty may be laid on alum and copperas, imported into the United States, for reasons stated in the memorial; which was read.

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

Mr. Mason, of New Hampshire, submitted the following resolution for consideration, which was read, and passed to the second reading :

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That of the two hundred copies of the documents ordered to be printed by a resolve of the Senate and House of Representatives of the 27th of December, 1813, the Secretary of State be, and he is hereby authorized to take one copy for each of the judges of the supreme court of the United States, to be transmitted to said judges according to the provision of the act of Congress of the 18th of April, 1814.

Mr. Wilson submitted the following motion for consideration :

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause to be laid before Congress, a statement of the actual number of officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, now composing the military establishment of the United States, to what posts they are distributed, and the number at each post, respectively.

The bill further providing for the library of Congress, was read the second time.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of Xaverio Nandi; and the bill having been amended, the President reported it to the House accordingly.

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

It was determined in the affirmative. The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of Edward Barry, and George Hodge; and the bill having been amended, the President reported it to the House accordingly.

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

It was determined in the affirmative. The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, to increase the pensions of Robert White and Jacob Wrighter; together with the amendments reported thereto by the select committee, and the amendments having been agreed to, in part, the President reported the bill to the House accordingly.

On the question—" Shall this bill be engrossed, and read a third time?

It was determined in the affirmative. The Senate resumed, as in committee of the

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