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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 authorizing and requiring the Secretary of State to issue letters patent to Andrew Kurtz."

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

Mr. Campbell, from the committee on finance and an uniform national currency, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill for the relief of the Baltimore and Massachusetts bible societies; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

After the consideration of executive business, the Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning

THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1816.

The 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 liquors," was read the sccond time.

On motion by Mr. Bibb, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee on so much of the message of the President of the United Stases as relates to finance, and an uniform national currency, to consider and report thereon.

The bill, entitled, “ An act making further

provision for settling claims to land in the Territory of Illinois,” was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Brown, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee appointed the 7th December on the memorial of the legislature of the Mississippi Territory ; to consider and report thereon.

The resolution from the House of Representatives, for the appointment of a joint committee on the subject of an adjournment of Congress, was read the second time.

The bill for the relief of the Baltimore and Massachusetts bible societies, was read the second time

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,” together with the amendment proposed thereto.

On motion by Mr. Talbot, 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 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, together with the amendment proposed thereto.

Mr. Lacock was requested to take the chair.

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

It was determined in the negative, yeas 15,

nays 17.

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. Bibb,

Mess. King,
Brown,

Mason, of N. H.
Daggett,

Tait,
Dana,

Thompson,
Fromentin,

Tichenor,
Goldsborough, Turner,
Horsey,

Wells.
Hunter,
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mess. Barry,

Mess. Roberts,
Campbell,

Ruggles,
Chace,

Sanford,
Condit,

Talbot,
Howell,

Taylor,
Lacock,

Varnum,
Macon,

Williams,
Mason, of Va.

Wilson.
Morrow,
Mr. Mason, of Virginia, having proposed sun-
dry amendments to the bill,

On motion by Mr. Bibb,
Ordered, That the further consideration of the

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bill, together with the proposed amendments, bo postponed until Monday next.

Mr. Roberts reported from the committee that they had laid before the President of the United States the two enrolled bills last reported to have been examined.

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

Mr. President–The President of the United States, on the 18th instant, approved and signed “ An act making appropriations for ordnance and ordnance stores for the year 1816;" and on the 19th instant, “ An act for the relief of John M. Forbes; “ An act for the relief of Gustavus Loomis;" also, “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.”

The House of Representatives have passed a bill entitled “ An act for the liquidation of certain claims, and for other purposes;” also a bill entitled “ An act to repeal the act entitled · An act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining public credit by laying duties on household furniture, and on gold and silver watches,” 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 Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled - An act in addition to an act to regulate the post-office establishment,” together with the amendments reported thereto by the select committee.

Mr. Varnum was requested to take the chair :

And on the question to agree to the 4th amendment reported, to strike out the whole of the 3d section, as follows:

“ Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That letters and packets to and from any member of the Senate, or member or delegate of the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States, the Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the House of Representatives, shall be conveyed free of postage from the commencement of every Congress until the termination thereof, and for thirty days thereafter: Provided always, That no letter or packet shall exceed two ounces in weight.”

It was determined in the affirmative, yeas 22,

nays 11.

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

Mess. Daggett,
Brown,

Gaillard,
Campbell,

Howell,
Chace,

Lacock,
Condit,

Macon,

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