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Ordered, That Mr. Roberts, Mr. Macon and Mr. Sanford, be the committee.

Mr. Fromentin presented the petition of Denis de la Ronde, of New-Orleans, in the state of Louisiana, praying compensation for the destruction of certain property by order of general Coffee, in the defence of New Orleans, as is stated in the petition, which was read.

On motion by Mr. Fromentin, Resolved, That it be referred to the committe appointed the 11th instant, on so much of the message of the President of the United States, as relates to military affairs, to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Fromentin, presented the petition of a number of citizens of the state of Louisiana, ip behalf of John de Lassize, praying indemnification for property destroyed by the British, on the invasion of New-Orleans, as stated in the petition; which was read.

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

Mr. Fromentin also presented the petition of a number of citizens of New-Orleans, and land holders in the state of Louisiana, in behalf of Jumonville de Villiers, and others, praying compensation for property destroyed during the late invasion of that city, as stated in the petition; which was read.

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

Mr. Fromentin, also presented the petition of the mayor,

aldermen, and inhabitants of the city of New-Orleans, praying that the public squares in said city, occupied for the arsenal, military hospital, and barracks, may be sold; and the said buildings removed without the suburbs of the city, for reasons stated at large in the petition, which

was read.

On motion by Mr. Fromentin, Resolved, That it be referred to a select committee, to consist of five members, to consider and repert thereon, by bill or otherwise.

Ordered, That Mr. Fromentin, Mr. Brown, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Williams, and Mr. Morrow, be the committee.

On motion by Mr. Campbell, Ordered, That the annual report of the secretary of the treasury, upon the state of the finances of the United States, made the 8th instant, 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 finance, and an uniform national currency, to consider and report thereon.

On motion, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15th, 1815.

The President laid before the Senate a communication from William Lambert, made in pursuance of a resolution of the House of Representatives of the United States, of the 18th of February last, comprehending abstracts of such calculations relative to the longitude of the Capitol, in the City of Washington, as were made before the passage of that resolution, with the data on which they are founded; which was read.

Mr. Brown presented the petition of the heirs and executors of Ignace Delino, late of the State of Louisiana, praying compensation for certain property destroyed by order of general Jackson, during the invasion of that State by the British; as is stated in the petition, which was read.

On motion by Mr Brown, 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 military affairs, to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

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

Mr. President-The President of the United States, on the 8th instant, approved and signed “ An act to authorize the President of the United States, to lease, for the term therein mentioned, the new building on Capitol Hill, with the appurte

nances, for the better accommodation of Congress.” And he withdrew.

Mr. Barbour, from the committee on military affairs, reported, in part, a bill for the relief of disbanded soldiers, in certain cases therein mentioned; and the bill was twice read by unanimous consent, and considered as in committee of the whole.

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

Mr. Fromentin presented the memorial of the President and Directors of the New-Orleans Navigation Company, praying a

a further appropriation to enable them to complete their intended canal, and a confirmation of their title to a certain tract of land, as particularly mentioned in the memorial; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Fromentin, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee to whom was referred, the 14th instant, the memorial of the Mayor, Aldermen, and inhabitants of the City of New-Orleans; to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

On motion by Mr. Tait, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock, on Monday morning.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18th, 1815. The oath prescribed by law was administered to the honourable Christopher Gore, his credentials having been read and filed during the last session; and he took his seat in the Senate.

The honourable William T. Barry, from the State of Kentucky, also took his seat in the Senate.

Mr. Roberts, presented the petition of the board of trustees of the Orphan Asylum, of the City of Washington, praying a donation for a site for the building, and to aid in its erection, as stated in the petition; which was read.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Roberts, Mr. Goldsborough, Mr. Barbour, Mr. Hunter, and Mr. Williams, be the committee.

Mr. Brown, presented the petition of Thomas I. Allen, brother and administrator of William H. Allen, late commander of the United States' brig Argus, and in behalf of the surviving officers and crew of that vessel, and the heirs and representatives of her other officers, and those of her crew deceased, praying remuneration for a number of British vessels, with their cargoes, captured in the Irish Channel, which were destroyed according to orders, as stated in the petition"; which was rcad.

On motion by Mr. Brown, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee, to whom was referred, the 11th instant, so much of the message of the President of the United States, as relates to naval affairs, to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

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