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On motion by Mr. Ruggles, 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. Sanford presented the petition of Harman Hendricks, merchant of New-York, praying restitution of moneys illegally exạcted from him by the collector of New-York, as duties on copper of a certain description, as stated in the petition; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Sanford, Rcsolved, That it be referred to a select committee, to consider and report thercon, by bill or otherwise.

Ordered, That Mr. Sanford, Mr. Brown, and Mr. Chace, be the committee.

The engrossed resolution directing a copy of the documents printed by a resolve of Congress, of the 27th December, 1813, to be transmitted to cach of the judges of the supreme court, was read a third time.

Resolved, That this resolution pass. .

Ordercd, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act, for the relief of Martin Cole, John Pollock, George Westner, and Abraham Welty;" and no amendment having been proposed thereto:

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Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

The bill entitled “ An act, continuing in force certain acts laying duties on bank notes, refined sugars, and for other pusposes,” was read a third time; and amended by unanimous consent.

Resolved, That this bill pass with an amendment.

Ordered. That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

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

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

The amendments to the bill entitled "An act, to continue in force the act entitled . An act, for imposing additional duties upon all goods, wares, and merchand se, imported from any foreign port or place, and for other purposes," having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed; the bill was read a third time as amended.

On the question—"Shall this bill pass as amended"

It was determined in the affirmative, yeas 25,

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nays 5.

On motion by Mr. Wilson,
The
yeas
and

nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mess. Barbour, Mess. Morrow,

Barry,

Roberts
Bibb,

Ruggles,
Brown,

Sanford,
Chace,

Talbot,
Condit,

Tait,
Fromentin, Taylor,
Gaillard,

Turner,
Howell,

Varnum,
Hunter,

Wells,
Lacock,

Williams,
Mason, of N. H. Wilson.

Mason, of Va.
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mess. Dana, Mess. Thompson,

Goldsborough, Tichenor,

Horsey,
So it was
Resolved, That this bill

pass

with amendments. Ordered, That the Secretary request the conCurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Dougherty, their Clerk :

Mr. President—The House of Representatives have passed a bill, entitled “ An act, to alter and amend the law of costs;" in which they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

The bill last mentioned was read.
Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

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 select committee; and Mr. Varnum was requested to take the chair.

On motion by Mr. Lacock, To amend the proposed fifth section, by inserting the word “or” before the word “ consumed,” in the fifth line; and to strike out the words “ or injured,” in the same line.

It was determined in the affirmative, yeas 22,

hays 9.

Talbot,

On motion by Mr. Fromentin, The yeas

and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the afffirmative, are Mess. Barbour, Mess. Morrow, Barry,

Roberts,
Bibb,
Chace,

Tait,
Condit,

Taylor,
Daggett,

Thompson,
Dana,

Tichenor,
Horsey,
Howell,
Lacock,

Williams,
Mason, of N. H.

Wilson,
18

Turner,
Varnum,

Those who voted in the negative, are
Mess. Brown,

Mess. Mason, of Va.
Fromentin,

Ruggles,
Goldsborough,

Sanford,
Hunter,

Wells.
King,

On motion by Mr. Barbour, Ordered, That the bill be re-committed to the committee on military affairs, further to consider and report thereon.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act, for the relief of Jonathan White;" and no amendment having been proposed thereto:

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act, for the relief of Charles Markin;” and no amendment having been proposed thereto;

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

Mr. Barry presented the memorial of the Legislature of the State of Kentucky, praying an allowance in money or land, may be made by Congress to the widows and orphans of volunteers of that State, who may have died in the military service of the United States; and the memorial was read.

On motion by Mr. Barry, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee on military affairs, to consider and report thereon,

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