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Varnum was requested to take the chair. And after debate,

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

Mr. Barbour, from the committee to whom was referred the resolution relating to the claims of the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line, on State and continental establishment, for bounty lands, reported a bill to ascertain and establish the western boundary of the tract reserved for satisfying the military bounties allowed to the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line, on continental establishment. And the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Barbour, from the same committee, further made report, together with the following resolution :

Resolved, That provision should be made by law for satisfying the claims for land bounty of the officers and soldiers of the said State, on her own establishment. And the report and resolution were read.

On motion by Mr. Barbour, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and made the order of the day for, Tuesday next.

Mr. Barbour, from the committee on military affairs, to whom was referred the memorial of the Legislature of Kentucky, relative to the widows and orphans of the militia, who died in the service of the United States, made a report; which was read.

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

Mr. President—The Speaker of the House of Representatives, having signed an enrolled bill, I am directed to bring it to the Senate, for the signature of their President.

The House of Representatives, have passed a resolution, to indemnify the sureties of commodore John Rodgers, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

The President signed the enrolled bill last reported to have been examined, and it was delivered to the committee, to be laid before the President of the United States.

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;" and

Mr. Mason, of N. H. proposed for consideration, an amendment to the first section of the bill.

On motion, Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill, be postponed until to-morrow.

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

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th, 1816. Mr. Roberts reported, from the committee, that they had examined and found duly enrolled, the bill entitled “ An act, for the relief of William Morrissett.”

The resolution to indemnify the sureties of commodore John Rodgers, was twice read, by unanimous consent, and considered as in committee of the whole.

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

Mr. Barbour, from the committee on military affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Daniel Renner, and Nathaniel H. Heath, praying compensation for losses sustained by the depredation of the enemy, during their barbarous irruption into the District of Columbia, made a report, together with the following resolution :

Resolved, That the petition of Daniel Renner, and Nathaniel H. Heath, is unreasonable, and ought not to be granted, and that they have leave to withdraw their petition; and the resolution and report were read.

Mr. Barbour, from the committee on military affairs, to whom were referred the petitions of Nicholas Boilevin, of John de Lassize, and of Jumonville de Villiers and others, praying compensation for losses sustained by the depredations of the enemy in the late war, made a report, together with the following resolution; which were read.

Resolved, That the petitions of Nicholas Boilevin, John de Lassize, and Jumonville de Villiers and others, are unreasonable, and ought not to be granted.

Mr. Barbour, from the committee on military affairs, to whom was referred the petition of the representatives of Ignace Delino, made a report, together with the following resolutions; which were read.

Resolved, That the petition of Ignace Delino, is reasonable, and ought to be granted.

Resolved, That provision should be made for ascertaining with precision, the amount of losses sustained by the said Ignace Delino.

Mr. Barbour, from the committee on military affairs, to whom was referred the memorial of Catharine Robertson, made a report, together with the following resolution; which were read.

Resolved, That the petition of Catharine Robertson, be rejected.

Mr. Hunter, from the committee to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill, for the relief of Jacob Babbitt, and John Dennis; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

The bill for the relief of lieutenant colonel William Lawrence, of the army of the United States, and of the officers, non-commissoned officers and privates, composing the garrison of Fort Boyer, in the summer of the year 1814; was read the second time.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the committee on naval affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Sarah Goelet:

Wherenpon, Resolved, That it would be inexpedient to grant the

prayer of the petitioner, and that she have leave to withdraw her petition.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the committee on naval affairs, to whom was recommitted the bill, entitled " An act, for the relief of George S. Wise," with instructions to inquire into the expediency of making some general provisions by law, for similar cases.

Whereupon, Resolved, That it is inexpedient to make any general provisions on the subject.

Mr. Campbell communicated the instructions of the Legislature of the State of Tennessee, to their Senators in Congress, to use their best endeavours to have provision made for the payment of arms impressed and lost, or destroyed in the service of the United States; which were read. A message

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

Mr. President-The House of Representatives insist on their amendments to the bill, entitled " An act, concerning the convention, to regulate the commerce between the Territories of the United States, and his Britannic majesty.” They ask a conference upon the subject of the disagreeing votes of the two Houses, and have appointed maDagers on their part.

They concur in the amendment of the Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act, for the relief of William Morrissett."

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