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cuit court of the United States for the District of Columbia.”

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

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 proposed amendments.

Mr. Lacock was requested to take the chair : and, after progress,

On motion by Mr. Brown, Ordered, That that the further consideration thereof be postponed until the fourth Monday in July next.

The Senate resumed the report of the select committee, relating to the claims of the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line, on State and Continental establishment, for bounty lands.

On motion by Mr. Barbour, Ordered, That the consideration thereof be further postponed until this day fortnight.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill concerning certain advances made for the public service by the city of New-York.

On motion by Mr. Barbour, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee on military affairs, “ with instructions to inquire whether any, and if any, what provisions ought

to be made by law for payment of damages sustained by persons on whose lands military works have been constructed during the late war, either under the authority of any officer of the United States, or that of any State, corporation, or otherwise, not hitherto provided for."

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill concerning the District of Columbia.

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill dividing the State of Pennsylvania into two judicial districts.

On motion by Mr. Mason, of N. H. To strike out the first section of the bill,

The question was lost, the Senate being equally divided, yeas 15, nays 15.

On motion, The veas and nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mess. Dasrett,

Mess. Talbnt,
Goldsborough, Taylor,
Gore,

Thompson,
Harper,

Tichenor,
Hunter,

Turner,
King,

Varnum,
Macon,

Wells.
Mason, of N. H.

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

Mess. Morrow,
Barry,

Roberts,
Brown,

Ruggles,
Chace,

Sanford,
Condit,

Tait,
Gailard,

Williams,
Lacock,

Wilson. Mason, of Va. 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, APRIL 5, 1816.

Mr. Fromentin presented the memorial of William Garrard, and others, land commissioners, in the western district of the Territory of Orleans, now State of Louisiana, praying compensation for their services, as stated in the memorial; which was read.

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

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

Mr. Roberts presented the memorial of a large number of manufacturers and mechanics of the

city of Philadelphia, praying the tariff of duties recommended by the Secretary of the Treasury, may be imposed for the encouragement and protection of domestic manufactures, for reasons stated in the memorial ; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, 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 manufactures, to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Tait, from the committee on naval affairs, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of the navy of the United States for the year 1816," reported it without amendment.

Mr. Varnum, from the 'militia committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act to increase the pensions of invalids in certain cases, for the relief of invalids of the militia, and for the appointment of pension agents in those States where there is no commissioner of loans," reported it without amendment.

Mr. Roberts, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act directing the discharge of Moses Lewis from imprisonment,” reported it without amendment.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the resolution submitted the 3d instant, approving the alterations suggested for the enlargement of the Senate room, and the better arrangement of the offices of the Senate ; and agreed thereto.

The bill for adjusting the claims to land and establishing a land-office for the district of lands lying east of the Mississippi river, and island of New-Orleans, was read the second time.

The Senate resumed the bill to ascertain and establish the western boundary of the tract reserved for satisfying the military bounties allowed to the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line, on continental establishment.

On motion by Mr. Morrow, Ordered, That the consideration thereof be further postponed until Thursday the 18th instant.

Mr. Brown, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled - An act for the relief of certain purchasers of public lands in the Mississippi Territory,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Campbell, from 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 whom was referred the memorial of the bible society of Philadelphia, made a report, together with the following resolution :

Resolved, That the prayer of the memorialists ought not to be granted.

The report and resolution were read.

Mr. Campbell, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of John G. Gottsberger, of the city of New-York, made a report, together with the following resolution :

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