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sident of the United States, as relates to a national seminary of learning within the District of Columbia; and agreed thereto: and

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

Mr. Daggett presented the petition of Cyprian Nichols, and others, manufacturers of mould candles of tallow, praying a reduction of the duty of three cents per pound, laid on at the last session of Congress, for reasons stated in the petition; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Daggett, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee this day appointed, on so much of the message of the President of the United States, as relates to manufactures, to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Barbour submitted the following motion for consideration.

Resolved, That each member of the Senate be annually furnished with a copy of the register of the officers of the army and navy of the United States.

Mr. Roberts presented the memorial of Thomas Leiper and others, tobacco, segar, and snuff manufacturers, of the city and county of Philadelphia, praying the repeal of a duty of twenty per centum, ad valorem, imposed upon such articles manufactured or made for sale within the United States, or territories thereof, by an act of Congress, passed the 18th of January, 1815, for reasons stated at large in the memorial, which was read.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee this day appointed, on so much of the message of the President of the United States, as relates to manufactures; to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Roberts presented the petition of Dawson, & Monison, and others, brewers of malt liquors, of the city of Philadelphia, representing their grievances from the operation of the excise law, passed by Congress at their last session, and praying relief for reasons stated in the petition; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee last mentioned, to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise.

On motion by Mr. Daggett, Resolved, That when the Senate adjourn, they adjourn to meet on Wednesday next, in the new building on Capitol Hill.

The President communicated reports of the Se-" cretary for the department of Navy, made in obedience to the resolutions of the Senate of the 28th of January, and the 28th of February, 1815, upon the several subjects thereof; which were read.

After the consideration of executive business, the Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock, on Wednesday morning

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13th, 1815.

The honourable Nathaniel Macon, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the state of NorthCarolina, in place of the honourable Francis Locke, resigned, produced his credentials, which were read, and the oath prescribed by law was administered to him, and he took his seat in the Senate.

The honourable Rufus King, from the state of New-York, and the honourable John Taylor, from the state of South-Carolina, respectively took their seats in the Senate.

Mr. Roberts presented the memorial of Edmund Kinsey and others, manufacturers of saddlery, in the city of Philadelphia, praying a repeal of the taxes on domestic manufactures, for reasons stated at large in the memorial, which was read.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee appointed the 11th instant, on so much of the message

of the President of the United States, as relates to manufactures, to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Roberts, also presented the memorial of Lewis Ryan and others, manufacturers of boots, and bootees, in the city of Philadelphia, praying the repeal of taxes upon all domestic manufactures, for reasons stated at large in the memorial; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee last mentioned, to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Daggett presented the petition of Abel Bissell and others, manufacturers of cotton fabrics, representing their peculiar situation, and praying the interposition of Congress, for protection and relief, as stated in the petition; which

was read.

On motion by Mr. Daggett, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee last mentioned; to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Wilson presented the petition of John Duckworth, jun. and others, praying the establishment of a post route from Pittstown, in the county of Hunterdon, in the state of New-Jersey, to the village of Harmony, in the county of Sussex, for reasons stated in the petition; which was read.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Wilson, Mr. Condit, and Mr. Roberts, be the committee.

Mr. Ruggles presented the petition of the reverend Joseph Anderson, praying that the sum of $ 323: 68, the first instalment paid by him, on a quarter section of land in Ohio, and forfeited in consequence of non-payment, may be placed to his

credit on a subsequent purchase, for reasons stated at large in the petition; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Ruggles, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee to whom was referred the 7th instant, the memorial of the Legislative Council, and House of Representatives of the Mississippi Territory, to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion submitted the 11th instant, by Mr. Barbour; which, on his motion, was amended and agreed to, as follows:

Resolved, That the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy be requested to furnish annually, on the first of January, each member of the Senate with a copy of the register of the officers

and
navy

of the United States. On motion, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning

of the army

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1815.

Mr. Roberts presented the petition of John Thompson, praying interest may be allowed him on an old claim for revolutionary services, for reasons stated in the petition; which was read.

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

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