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mittee, to consist of five members, further to consider and report thereon.

Ordered, That Mr. King, Mr. Daggett, Mr. Morrow, Mr. Chace, and Mr. Roberts, be the committee.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of 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 VicePresident thereof, together with the amendments reported thereto by the select committee; and the amendments having been agreed to, the President reported the resolution to the House accordingly.

On motion by Mr. Lacock, 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 resolution to amend the Constitution of the United States, that the judges of all the courts thereof shall be subject to removal from office.

On motion by Mr. Lacock, 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 providing for the publication of the decisions 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, with an amendment, 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.

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

TUESDAY, March 12th, 1816.

Mr. Tait, from the committee on naval affairs, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill respecting the late officers and crew of the sloop of war Wasp; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion made the 11th instant, for the appointment of a committee to inquire into the expediency of altering the location of the road laid out from the foot of the rapids of the Miami river; and also whether any further provisions are necessary to be made for the surveying and sale of the public lands adjoining thereon; and having agreed thereto,

Ordered, That Mr. Ruggles, Mr. King, and Mr. Morrow, be the committee.

The bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Gustavus Loomis,” was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Bibb, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee on military affairs, to consider and report thereon.

The bill entitled “ An act for the relief of John M. Forbes,” was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

The bill entitled “ An act to change the mode of compensation to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, and the delegates from Territories," was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Taylor, 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.

It was determined in the negative, yeas 9,

nays 22.

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

Mess. Sanford,
King,

Taylor,
Macon,

Varnum,
Morrow,

Wilson.
Ruggles,
Those who voted in the negative, are

Mess. Barry,

Mess. Hunter,
Bilb,

Lacock,
Brown,

Mason, of N. H.
Campbell,

Roberts,
Condit,

Talbot,
Daggett,

Tait,
Dana,

Thompson,
Gaillard,

Tichenor,
Gore,

Turner,
Horsey,

Wells,
Howell,

Williams. On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That the memorial of Ferdinando Fairfax, presented the 11th instant, be referred to the committee to whom was referred the bill for the benefit of the widow and children of Robert Fulton, deceased, to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise. А message

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

Mr. President-The House of Representatives have passed the bill entitled “An act to extend certain privileges as therein mentioned, to Bernard Edme Verjon," with amendments; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

They have passed a bill entitled “An act for the relief of John T. Wirt;” in which they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

The bill last mentioned was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Williams, from the committee to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill for the relief of John Holker, formerly consul general of France to the United States; and the bill was read. Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

On motion, The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill entitled “ An act to extend certain privileges, as therein mentioned, to Bernard Edme Verjon.”

Whereupon,
Resolved, That they concur therein.

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

The Senate resumed 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. Ruggles, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until Monday next.

The bill to establish a law library at the seat of government, for the use of the supreme court of the United States, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time, and the blank filled with “ 2000.”

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be “An act concerning the library of Congress.”

Ordered, That the Secretary request the con

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