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FRIDAY, MARCH 8th, 1816.

Mr. Varnum, from the committee to whom was referred the resolution to amend the Constitution of the United States so as to regulate the mode of choosing Representatives in Congress and electors of President and Vice-President thereof, reported it with amendments, which were read.

Mr. Roberts, from the committee to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill incorporating the subscribers to the Orphan Asylum of the city of Washington; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

A message from the President of the United States by Mr. Todd, his Secretary:

Mr. President- The President of the United States, on the 6th instant, approved and signed * An act for the relief of lieutenant colonel William Lawrence, of the army of the United States, and of the officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates, composing the garrison of Fort Boyer, in the year 1814."

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

The bill further extending the time for issuing and locating military land warrants, and for other purposes, was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Morrow, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee appointed on the 7th December, on the memorial

of the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Mississippi Territory; to consider and report thereon.

The resolution to amend the Constitution of the United States, so as to subject to removal from office the judges of all the courts thereof, was read the second time.

The bill entitled 5 An act in addition to an act to regulate the post-office establishment;" was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Wilson, Resolved, That it be referred to a select committee, to consist of five members, to consider and

report thereon.

Ordered, That Mr. Wilson, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Morrow, Mr. Chace, and Mr. Thompson, be the committee.

The bill entitled “ An act authorizing and requiring the Secretary of State to issue letters patent to Andrew Kurtz," was read the second time.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Roberts, Mr. Wilson, and Mr. Brown, be the committee.

Mr. Goldsborough submitted the following motion for consideration :

Resolved, That it be referred to the consideration of the naval comunittee, whether it is expedient and proper to instruct the Secretary of the Navy to cause a fair valuation to be made of the ship of war “ The Cyane,” her tackle, apparel, and stores, (according to the customary mode in such cases,) and to pay to the captors the whole amount of such valuation ; and that they make report thereon.

Mr. Hunter, from the committee to whom was referred the bill providing for the publication of the decisions of the supreme court of the United States, reported it with amendments ; which were read.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act making further provision for military services, during the late war, and for other

purposes. On motion by Mr. Williams, 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 to establish a law library at the scat of government, for the use of the supreme court of the United States ; together with the amendments reported thereto by the select committee.

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

The bill in addition to an act entitled " An act in relation to the navy pension fund," having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time, and the blank having been

filled with “three hundred," the bill was amended by unanimous consent.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be 6 An act in addition to an act entitled * An act in relation to the navy pension fund.”

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

On motion by Mr. Morrow, Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill to ascertain and establish the western boundary

of the tract réserved for satisfying the military bounties allowed to the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line, on continental establishment, be postponed until Thursday next.

On motion by Mr. Morrow, Ordered, That the further consideration of the report of 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, be also postponed until Thursday next.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of John Thompson.

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

It was determined in the negative, yeas 5,

nays 17.

On motion by Mr. Varnum,
The

yeas and nays being desired by one ffth of

the Senators present, those who voted in the af-
firmative, are
Mess. Chace,

Mess. Sanford,
Morrow,

Tait.
Roberts,
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mess. Condit, Mess. Ruggles,
Daggett,

Taylor,
Dana,

Tichenor,
Gaillard,

Turner,
Goldsborough,

Varnum,
Hunter,

Wells,
King,

Williams,
Macon,

Wilson. Mason, of N. H. 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 lands in the Mississippi Territory,” 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 this bill be engrossed and read a third time ?"

It was determined in the affirmative. The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of George Rossier and others.

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