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ing the expenses of government, and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the District of Columbia."

They have passed a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of John M. Forbes,” in which bill 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 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 bill for the relief of Edward Wilson, was reported by the committee correctly engrossed.

On motion, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning; to which time, the several orders of the day were postponed.

TUESDAY, March 5th, 1816.

Mr. Roberts, reported from the committee, that they had examined and found duly enrolled, the bill entitled “ An act, to reduce the amount of direct tax upon the United States, and the District of Columbia, for the year 1816; and to repeal, in part, the act entitled "An act, to provide additional revenue, for defraying the expenses of government, and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the United States, and to

provide for assessing and collecting the same;' and also the act entitled · An act, to provide additional revenue for defraying the expenses of government, and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the District of Columbia,” also the bill entitled “ An act, granting bounties in land, and extra pay to certain Canadian volunteers."

The bill for the relief of George Rossier and others, was read the second time.

The bill entitled “ An act, for the relief of John M. Forbes," was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Sanford, Resolved, That it be referred to a select committee, to consider and report thereon.

Ordered, That Mr. Sanford, Mr. Hunter, and Mr. Howell, be the committee.

The engrossed bill for the relief of Edward Wilson, was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be, “ An act, for the relief of Edward Wilson.”

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill.

The engrossed bill to increase the pension of William Munday, was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be “ An act, to increase the pension of Robert Munday.”

Ordered, That the Secretary request the con

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currence of the House of Representatives in this bill.

The amendments to the bill entitled “ An act, making appropriations for ordnance and ordnance stores, for the year 1816, having been reported correctly engrossed; the bill was read a third time as amended. 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 Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed several enrolled bills, I am directed to bring them to the Senate, for the signature of their President. And he withdrew.

The President signed the two enrolled bills last reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee, to be laid before the President of the United States.

Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate resumed the consideration of the bill, relating to settlers on the lands of the United State: and af. ter debate,

On motion, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 1816.

Mr. Roberts reported from the committee that they had on the fifth instant, laid before the Pre

sident of the United States, the three enrolled bills last reported to have been examined.

Mr. Daggett gave notice that to-morrow he should ask leave to bring in a bill further extending the time for issuing and locating military land warrants.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrection, and repel invasion, and to repeal the laws heretofore passed for those purposes.

Mr. Varnum having proposed an amendment thereto,

On motion by Mr. Mason, of Va. Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill, together with the proposed amendment, be postponed until Thursday the 14th inst.

The engrossed bill, making appropriation for the construction of roads and canals, having been reported correct, was read a third time.

On motion by Mr. Mason, of N. H. Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until the first Monday in April next.

TI Senate resumed the consideration of the bill relating to settlers on the lands of the United States.

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

It was determined in the affirmative, yeas 21,

nays 13.

Brown,

On motion by Mr. Barry, The yeas and nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are, Mess. Barry,

Mess. Morrow,
Bibb,

Roberts,

Ruggles,
Campbell,

Sanford,
Chace,

Talbot,
Condit,

Tait,
Fromentin,

Taylor,
Gaillard,

Wells,
Howell,

Williams,
Lacock,

Wilson.
Mason, of Va.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Mess. Daggett,

Mess. Macon,
Dana,

Mason, N. H.
Goldsborough, Thompson,
Gore,

Tichenor,
Horsey,

Turner,
Hunter,

Varpum.
King,
Mr. Dana submitted the following motion for
consideration :

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inquire into the propriety of making further provision concerning the application of moneys ap

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