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

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

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, MARCH 11, 1816.

Mr. Roberts presented the memorial of Ferdinando Fairfax, of the city of Washington, opposing the extension of the patent of the late Robert Fulton, as the inventor of a method of navigating vessels by the agency of fire and steam, as prayed for by Harriet Fulton, for reasons stated in the memorial; which was read.

Mr. Sanford presented the petition of William Radcliff and others, of the city of New York, praying the payment of certain debentures, which has been suspended by order of the Treasury Department of the United States, as stated in the petition ; which was read.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Sanford, Mr. Brown, and Mr. Dana, be the committee.

Mr. Daggett presented the memorial of the President and Directors of the Patriotic Bank of Washington, praying a charter of incorporation, for reasons stated in the memorial; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Daggett, 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.

Mr. Ruggles submitted the following motion for consideration :

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inquire into the expediency of making provision for altering the location of the road laid out from the foot of the rapids of the Miami River of Lake Erie to the western boundary of the Connecticut Reserve so that the said road may pass through the reservation of two miles square on the Sandusky River: and also whether any and what further provisions are necessary to be made for the surveying and sale of the public lands adjoining on the aforesaid road.

The bill incorporating the subscribers to the Orphan Asylum of the city of Washington, was read the second time.

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

Mr. President—The House of Representatives have passed a bill entitled " An act to change the

mode of compensation to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, and the Delegates from Territories ” also a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Gustavus Loomis ;" in which bills they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

The two bills last mentioned were read.

Ordered, That they severally pass to the second reading

The following written message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Todd, his Secretary: To the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States : I lay before Congress a statement of the militia of the United States, according to the latest returns received by the Department of War.

JAMES MADISON.
March 9th, 1816.
The
message

and statement therein mentioned,

were read.

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

On motion by Mr. Wilson, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until to-morrow.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill to establish a

law library at the seat of government for the use of the supreme court of the United States, together with the amendments reported thereto by the select committee; and the amendments 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 tine

It was determined in the affirmative.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the committee on military affairs, on the petition of the representatives of Ignace Delino.

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 entitled “ An act for the relief of John M. Forbes;” and

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

The President communicated a report of the Secretary for the Department of War, made in obedience to the resolution of the Senate of the 7th instant, on the memorial of the Mayor and Common Council of the city of New-York; and the report was read.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the bill concerning the District of Colambia.

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

The bill further supplementary to the act entitled “ An act providing for the indemnification of certain claimants of public lands in the Mississippi Territory," having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third tiine, and the blanks were filled.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be “ An act further supplementary to the act entitled • An act providing for the indemnification of certain claimants of public lands in the Mississippi Territory."

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the bill dividing the State of Pennsylvania into two judicial districts.

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

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That John Thompson have leave to withdraw his petition and papers.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the benefit of the widow and children of Robert Fulton, deceased.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Resolved, That it be referred to a select com

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