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Mr. Fromentin, from the committee, reported the bill, authorizing a subscription for the printing of a second edition of the public documents, and the amendment to the bill entitled “ An act, for the relief of William Morrissett," correctly engrossed.

After the consideration of executive business, the Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock on Monday morning; to which time the several orders of the day were postponed.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12th, 1816. Mr. Roberts reported, from the committee, that on the 10th instant, they laid before the President of the United States, the enrolled 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."

Mr. Williams presented the petition of Alfred M. Carter, of Tennessee, on behalf of himself and the other heirs of his deceased father, Landon Carter, praying payment for an unliquidated loanoffice certificate, for five hundred dollars, as stated in the petition ; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Williams, Ordered, That it be referred to the committed 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 presented the petition of Robert. Jones and others, who were attached to the Unite ed States' brig Jefferson, on Lake Ontario, in the late war, and embarked on board the schooner Surprise, for Baltimore, to join the United States' ship Erie, and were cast away on their passage, and lost all their clothing and other effects, and praying compensation for the same, as stated in the petition; which was read.

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

Mr. Roberts, also presented the petition of Joseph Henry and others, who were attached to the flotilla, in the Patuxent, under the command of commodore Barney, in the late war, during the invasion of the enemy, praying compensation for their clothing, which was destroyed by blowing up the said Aotilla, as stated in the petition; which was read.

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

On motion by Mr. Campbell, Ordered, That the committee on finance and an uniform national currency, to whom were referred the memorial of Walter Willis and others, of New-York, and the memorial of George Roberts and others, of the city and county of Philadelphia

be discharged from the further consideration thereof, respectively.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That the committee to whom was referred the bill, entitled “ An act, for the relief of the heirs of George Nebinger, be discharged from the further consideration thereof; and 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.

Mr. Goldsborough presented the memorial of James Kemp, president of the Bible Society of Baltimore, praying that the Secretary of the Treasury, may be authorized by law, to remit the duties on the importation of certain stereotype plates; as stated in the memorial; which : was read.

On motion by Mr. Goldsborough, 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.

The bill further supplementary to the act entitled “ An act, providing for the indemnification of certain claimants of public lands, in the Mississippi Territory," was read the second time.

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

Mr. President-The llouse of Representatives

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have passed the bill, which originated in the Sepate, entitled “ An act, concerning certain courts of the United States, in the State of New York." The President of the United States on the 10th instant, approved and signed “ 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.” And he withdrew.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the amendments of the House of Representatives, to the bill, entitled " An act, concerning the convention to regulate the commerce between the territories of the United States, and his britannic majesty."

On motion by Mr. Bibb,

To agree to the first amendment, to wit: Line 1. Strike out the words,“ and declared.

It was determined in the negative, yeas 15,

nays 19.

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On motion by Mr. Lacock, The yeas and

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

Mess. Roberts,
Campbell,

Rugglesa
Condit,

Tait,
Dana,

Taylor,
Lacock,

Varnum,
Macon,

Williams,
Mason, of Va. Wilson.
Morrow.

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

Hunter,
Brown,

King,
Chace,

Mason, of N. H.
Daggett,

Talbot,
Fromentin,

Thompson,
Gaillard,

Tichenor,
Goldsborough, Turner,
Harper,

Wells. Horsey, On motion by Mr. Bibb, To agree to the other amendment, to wit: Line 2. After the word “ assembled," strike out the residue of the bill, and in lieu therof insert as follows:

That the same duties be, and the same are hereby imposed on articles of the growth, produce, or manufacture of his britannic majesty's territories in Europe, imported into the United States in British vessels, as are, or shall be imposed on the importation of the like articles in American vessels.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the same tonnage, and other duties and charges are hereby imposed on British vessels in any of the ports of the United States, as are, or may be payable in the same ports, by vessels of the United States, except such British vessels, as shall come from the West-Indies or the dominions of his britannic majesty in North America.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the same

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