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Morrow,

Mess. Mason, of Va.

Mess. Thompson,

Tichenor,
R berts,

Turner,
Ruggles,

Varnum,
Talbot,

Williams.
Tait,

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

Mess. King,
Fromentin,

Mason, of N. H.
Goldsborough,

Sanford,
Gore,

Taylor,
Horsey,

Wells.
Hunter,

On motion by Mr. Fromentin, To substitute the following in lieu of the 3d section stricken out:

“ Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That letters and packets to 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 negative, yeas 9,

nays 24.

On motion by Mr. Chace,
The
yeas

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

Mess. Daggett,

Mess. Hunter,
Dana,

King,
Fromentin,

Sanford,
Goldsborough,

Tait.
Gore,
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mess. Barry,

Mess. Morrow,
Brown,

Roberts,
Campbell,

Ruggles,
Chace,

Talbot,
Condit,

Taylor,
Gaillard,

Thompson,
Horsey,

Tichenor,
Howell,

Turner,
Lacock,

Varnum,
Macon,

Wells,
Mason, of N. H.

Williams.
Mason, of Va.

Wilson. The bill having been amended the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Varnum reported it to the House accordingly.

After the consideration of executive business, the Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning; to which time the several orders of the day were postponed.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1816.

Mr. Thompson presented the memorial of the proprietors of the Middlesex canal, in the Com

monwealth of Massachusetts, praying the patronage and protection of Congress, for reasons stated at large in the memorial ; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Thompson, 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 roads and canals, to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Harper presented the petition of William Patterson and Robert Patterson, owners of certain lands in the vicinity of Baltimore, which during the late war were injured by the erection of batteries, intrenchments, and other works for defensive operations thereon, and praying remuneration for the loss and injury by them sustained, as stated in the petition ; which was read.

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

Mr. Thompson presented the petitions of sundry inhabitants of the State of New-Hampshire, against the transportation of the mail on the Sabbath; and the petitions were read.

On motion by Mr. Thompson, Ordered, That they be respectively referred to the committee appointed the 22d of December on similar petitions from Pennsylvania, to consider and

report thereon by bill or otherwise. The bill entitled “ An act for the liquidation of certain claims, and for other purposes," was read the second time.

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

The bill entitled “ An act to repeal the act entitled • An act to provide additional revenues for defraying the

expenses

of

government and maintaining the public credit, by laying duties on household furniture, and on gold and silver watches,” was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Tait, 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.

Mr. Brown gave notice that to-morrow he should ask leave to bring in a bill establishing a port of delivery at the town of Bayou St. John.

Mr. Ruggles, from the committee to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill to authorize the President of the United States to alter the road laid out from the foot of the rapids of the river Miami of Lake Erie, to the western line of the Connecticut Reserve; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Brown, from the committee to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill to authorize the legislature of the State of Ohio to sell a cer

tain part of a tract of land reserved for the use of that State ; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

The Senate resumed 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 consideration thereof be further postponed until Monday next.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill entitled " An act in addition to an act to regulate the post-office establishment.”

On the question to agree to the following, as a substitute for the 3d section stricken out:

“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 United States, the Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the House of Representatives, shall be conveyed free of postage for thirty days previous to each session of Congress, and for thirty days after the termination thereof : Provided always, That no letter or packet shall exceed two ounces in weight; and in case of excess of weight, that excess alone shall be paid for."

It was determined in the affirmative, yeas 19,

nays 6.

On motion by Mr. Roberts,
The yeas and nays being desired by one afth of

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