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on military affairs; to consider and report thereon.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill, authorizing the opening and working copper mines on Lake Superior, and for other purposes; and

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

It was determined in the negative. The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the bill making appropriation for the construction of roads and canals.

On motion by Mr. Morrow, Ordered, That the further consideration there. of be postponed to, and made the order of the day for Monday next.

The bill to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury, to subscribe in behalf of the United States, for

shares, in the capital stock of the Chesapeake and Delaware canal company; was resumed as in committee of the whole.

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act, to repeal the duties on certain articles manufactured within the United States."

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill further supplementary to the act, entitled “ An act, providing for the indemnification of certain claimants of public land, in the Mississippi Territory."

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act, for the relief of George S. Wise;" and

On motion by Mr. Tait, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until the first Monday in July next.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, for the relief of lieutenant colonel William Lawrence, of the army of the United States, and of the officers, noncommissioned officers, and privates, composing the garrison of Fort Boyer; in the summer of the

year 1814.

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, for the relief of Jacob Babbitt, and John Dennis; and

After debate,

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act, for the relief of Jonathan Rogers, jun. of Waterford, in the State of Connecticut,” and Mr. Varnum was requested to take the chair; and no amendment having been proposed thereto;

The President resumed the chair, and Mr. Varnum reported the bill to the House.

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the bill entitled “ An act, for the relief of John Redman Coxe," together with the amendment reported thereto by the select committee; and the amendment having been agreed to, the President reported the bill to the House accordingly.

On the question-- Shall the amendment be engrossed, and the bill read a third time as amended?"

It was determined in the affirmative. Mr. King presented the petition of B. E. Verjon, praying a patent right may be granted to him for certain improvements in refining sugar, notwithstanding his non-residence in the United States, for the term required by law; and the pe tition was read.

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

Ordered, That Mr. King, Mr. Brown, and Ms. Hunter, be the committee,

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

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Harper asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill, to establish a law library at the seat of government, for the use of the supreme court of the United States and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Harper, agreeably to notice given, also asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill, to limit the right of appeal from the circuit court of the United States, for the District of Columbia ; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Barry, from the committee appointed to consider the subject, reported a bill relating to settlers on the lands of the United States; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

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 19th, 1816.

The President communicated a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, exhibiting the actual condition of the several incorporated banks within the District of Columbia, on the 1st day of January, 1816, as reported by the cashiers, to that department, made in compliance with the resolution of the Senate, of the 8th instant : and the report was read. : Mr. Taylor presented the petition of John Philip Wilhelmi, a citizen of the United States, praying permission to bring into the United States certain slaves from the island of St. Thomas, as stated and described in the petition ; which was read.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Taylor, Mr. Varnum, and Mr. Bibb, be the committee,

Mr. Roberts, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of John L. Pearson, made a report, which was read.

Whereupon, Resolved, That the petitioner have leave to withdraw his petition.

Mr. Horsey presented the memorial of David Rymes, and others, citizens of the borough of Wilmington, in the State of Delaware ; and also the memorial of the burgesses and borough council of the said borough, praying protection to the manufacturing establishments in the United States, for reasons stated in the memorials ; which

were read.

On motion by Mr. Horsey, Ordered, That they be respectively referred to the committee appointed on so much of the Mesa

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