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Mr. President-The President of the United States, on the 19th instant, approved and signed 65 An act to extend certain privileges, as therein mentioned to Bernard Edme Verjon, and Robert Lowe Stobie."

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

The Senate resumed 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 Vice-President of the United States.

On motion by Mr. Lacock, 6 That it be referred to a select committee, with instructions to inquire into the expediency of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, providing for the election of President and Vice-President, by the electors of each State qualified to vote for the most numerous branch of the State legislature.”

It was determined in the negative, yeas 12,

nays 21,

On motion by Mr. Barbour,
The
yeas
and

nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mess. Bibb,

Mess. Dana,
Brown,

Gaillard,
Campbell,

Goldsborough
Daggett,

King,

Mess. Lacock,

Mess. Sanford,
Roberts,

Tait.
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mess. Barbour,

Mess. Morrow,
Barry,

Ruggles,
Chace,

Talbot,
Condit,

Thompson,
Fromentin,

Tichenor,
Horsey,

Turner,
Howell,

Varnum,
Hunter,

Wells,
Macon,

Williams,
Mason, of N. H.

Wilson.
Mason, of Va.

On motion by Mr. Barbour, To strike out the second member of the resolution, as follows:

“ For the purpose of appointing electors of President and Vice-President of the United States, each State shall, by its legislature, be divided into & number of districts, equal to the number of electors to which such State may be entitled. Those districts shall be composed of contiguous territory, and contain, as nearly as may be, an equal number of inhabitants, entitled, by the Constitution, to representation. In each district the persons qualified to vote for Representatives shall appoint one elector and no more. The electors, when convened, shall have power, in case any of those appointed as above prescribed shall fail to

attend for the purposes of their said appointment, on the day prescribed for giving their votes for President and Vice-President of the United States, to appoint another or others to act in the place of him or them so failing to attend.”

It was determined in the negative, yeas 12,

hays 20.

On motion by Mr. Barbour,
The
yeas

and nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mess. Barbour, Mess. Mason, of Va. Barry,

Roberts,
Bibb,

Ruggles,
Dana,

Sanford,
Gaillard,

Tait,
Lacock,

Wilson,
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mess. Brown,

Mess. Macon,
Chace,

Mason, of N. H.
Condit,

Morrow,
Daggett,

Talbot,
Fromentin,

Thompson,
Goldsborough, Tichenor,
Horsey,

Turner,
Howell,

Varnum,
Hunter,

Wells,
King,

Williams:
On motion by Mr. Barbour,

That the further consideration of the resolution be postponed to the first Monday in July next,

It was determined in the affirmative, yeas 18,

nays 14.

On motion by Mr. Varnum,
The

yeas and nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mess. Barbour,

Mess. Lacock,
Barry,

Mason, of Va.
Bibb,

Roberts,
Daggett,

Ruggles,
Dana,

Sanford,
Gaillard,

Talbot,
Horsey,

Tait,
Howell,

Wells,
Hunter,

Wilson.
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mess. Brown,

Mess. Mason, of NH
Chace,

Morrow,
Condit,

Thompson,
Fromentin,

Tichenor,
Goldsborough, Turner,
King,

Varnum,
Macon,

Williams. 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.

The House of Representatives have passed a bill entitled “ An act making further provision for settling claims to land in the Territory of Illinois ;" also a bill entitled “ An act to abolish the existing duties on spirits distilled within the United States, and to lay other duties in lieu of those at present imposed on licenses to distillers of spirituous li- , quors;" in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

They have also passed a resolution appointing a committee on their part to join such committee as may be appointed by the Senate to consider and report what business will demand the attention of Congress prior to adjournment; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew

The two bills and the resolution last brought up for concurrence, were read.

Ordered, That they severally pass to the second reading

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.

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 subject the judges of all the courts thereof to removal from office. On motion by Mr. Lacock,

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