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Mr. Lacoek, presented the petition of Solomon Parke, and others, watch-makers in the city of Philadelphia, praying that the duties on imported watches and parts of watches may

be diminished, for reasons stated in the petition ; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Lacock, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee appointed the 11th instant, on manufactures, to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Varnum, presented the petition of John Frothingham, and of Arthur Tappan, merchants of Boston, stating that they are native citizens of the United States, and were residing at Montreal, for the purposes of trade, at the time war was declared between the United States and Great Britain ; at which time they returned to the United States, and removed a part of their merchandise, and praying to be relieved from penalties incurred by the violation of the non-importation laws, in consequence of their withdrawing their effects from Canada; and the petitions were read.

On motion by Mr. Varnum, Ordered, That they be respectively referred to the committee appointed the 11th instant, on foreign relations, to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Fromentin submitted the following motions for consideration :

Resolved, That such papers as may be ordered to be printed by order of the Senate, under an injunction of secrecy, be printed in such number as

may be sufficient, eventually, to supply the members of both Houses of Congress with a copy of the same; and that the same be deposited with the Secretary of the Senate, and be bound with the other documents delivered annually to the members of both Houses, after the injunction of secrecy may

have been removed. Resolved further, That there be prefixed to the said documents, a title page and an index.

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

Mr. President—The House of Representatives have passed a bill, entitled “ An act, making additional appropriations to defray the expenses of the army and militia, during the late war;" in which bill they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

The bill last mentioned, was twice read by unanimous consent.

On motion by Mr. Campbell, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee appointed the 11th instant, on finance, and an uniform national currency; to consider and report thereon.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of disbanded soldiers, in certain cases therein mentioned; and

On motion by Mr. Barbour, Ordered, That the consideration thereof be postponed until to-morrow.

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

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19th, 1815.

The honourable Thomas W. Thompson, from the State of New-Hampshire, took his seat in the Senate.

Mr. Roberts presented the memorial of John Redman Coxe, praying remission of the duties on a coilection of minerals and philosophical apparatus, imported at his individual expense to aid him in the discharge of his duties as Professor of Chemistry in the University of Pennsylvania, as is stated in the memorial; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee appointed the 11th instant, on finance and an uniform national currency; to consider and report - thereon by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Barbour submitted the following motion for consideration :

Resolved, That a committee be appointed, whose duty it shall be to inquire into the justice and expediency of extending relief to the officers and soldiers of Virginia, of the revolutionary war, both on the State and Continental establishment, to whom the faith of the State was pledged before the transfer by Virginia of the lands northwest of the river Ohio to the United States, and to whom,

in redemption of that pledge, warrants for their bounty in lands had been granted, but which, from such transfer, cannot be carried into effect: and that the said committee do also inquire into the means which, in their opinion, will be best calculated to establish on equitable principles the line of demarcation between the lands reserved by Virginia northwest of the river Ohio, and those granted the United States ; and that they have leave to report by bill or otherwise.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motions submitted the 18th instant, relative to such

papers as may be ordered to be printed by order of the Senate, under an injunction of secrecy; and agreed thereto.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of disbanded soldiers in certain cases therein mentioned; and the bill having been amended, the President reported it to the House accordingly.

On the question--"Shall this bill be engrossed and read a third time?"

It was determined in the negative.

Mr. Lacock, presented the petition of a number of the inhabitants of Beaver county, in the State of Pennsylvania, remonstrating against the transportation and opening of the mail on the Sabbath; and the petition was read.

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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20th, 1815.

Mr. Tait, submitted the following motion for consideration, which was read, and passed to the second reading:

Resolved, That the committee of accounts be instructed to cause such alterations to be made in the Senate Chamber, as may be deemed necessary for the better accommodation of the Senate; and that the expenses necessarily incurred, be paid out of the contingent fund.

Mr. Hunter presented the petition of John Dennis, of Newport, in the State of Rhode-Island, praying the remission of duties paid, and secured to be paid, on a quantity of coffee, which was destroyed by the storm on the 23d of September last, as is stated in the petition; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee to whom was referred, the 6th instant, the petition of Jacob Babbit; to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion made the 19th instant, for the appointment of a committee, to inquire into the justice and expediency of extending relief to the officers and soldiers of Virginia, of the revolutionary war, &c.; and agreed thereto.

Ordered, Mr. Barbour, Mr. Morrow, Mr. King, Mr. Chace, and Mr. Macon, be the committee.

Mr. Barbour, communicated the resolution of

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