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people of the Indiana Territory to form a Constitution and State Government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States.” And he withdrew.

The four bills and resolution last brought up for concurrence were read.

Ordered, That they severally pass to the seoond reading.

The President signed the eight enrolled bille and the enrolled resolution last reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee to be laid before the President of the United States.

Mr. Daggett, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of the heirs of Alexander Roxburgh,” reported it without amendment.

On motion by Mr. Talbot, To re-consider the vote on passing to a third reading the bill entitled “ An act for the liquidation of certain claims, and for other purposes,"

It was determined in the negative, yeas 11,

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nays 18.

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On motion by Mr. Varnum,
The

nays being desired by one fifth of
the Senators present, those who voted in the af-
firmative, are
Mess. Barbour,

Mess. Lacock,
Barry,

Morrow,
Chace,

Roberts,
Dapa,

Ruggles,

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Mess. Talbot,

Mr. Williams.
Turner,
Those who voted in the negative, aré
Mess. Brown,

Mess. Macon,
Campbell,

Mason, of N. H.
Condit,

Sanford,
Daggett,

Tait,
Gaillard,

Thompson,
Gore,

Tichenor,
Horscy,

Varnum,
Hunter,

Wells,
King,

Wilson. On motion by Mr. Roberts, Resolved, That the message of the President of the United States of the 11th instant, recommending the establishment of a distinct office within the Department of State, to be charged with the business connected with the grant of exclusive rights to inventors and authors, be referred to a select committee, to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

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

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

Mr. President—The House of Representatives have passed a resolution that the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives be authorized to close this session by the adjournment of their respective Houses, on Satur

day the 20th day of April instant; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act to regulate the duties on imports and tonnage,' together with the amendments reported thereto by the select committee; and Mr. Varnum was requested to take the chair.

On the question to agree to the following proposed amendments, to wit;

“ Line 180, strike out the whole line.
• Line 181, strike out the whole line, except

Madeira."
It was determined in the affirmative, yeas 15,

nays 14.

On motion by Mr. Roberts,
The
yeas

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

Mess. Hunter,
Chace,

King,
Daggett,

Mason, of N. H.
Fromentin,

Sanford,
Gaillard,

Tichenor,
Goldsborough, Varnum,
Gore,

Wells.
Horsey,
Those who voted in the negative, are

Mess. Barry,

Moss. Roberts,
Brown,

Ruggles,
Campbell,

Talbot,
Condit,

Thompson,
Dana,

Turner,
Macon,

Williams,

Wilson.
The bill having been amended,

On motion, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning; to which time the several orders of the day were postponed.

Morrow,

TUESDAY, APRIL 16th, 1816.

Mr. Roberts reported from the committee that they had, on the 15th instant, laid before the President of the United States the eight enrolled bills and the enrolled resolution last reported to have been examined ; and that they had examined and found duly enrolled, the bill entitled “ An act providing for the settlement of certain accounts against the library of Congress, for extending the privilege of using the books therein, and for establishing the salary of the librarian.”

Mr. Brown, from the committee appointed on the memorial of the legislature of the Mississippi Territory, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act confirming the titles of certain purchasers of land who purchased from the board of trustees

for the Vincennes University," reported it without amendment.

Mr. Brown, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act to author ize the sale of lands forfeited to the United States in the district of Jeffersonville, at the land office in said district,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Brown, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act providing for the sale of the tract of land at the lower rapids of Sandusky river,” reported it without amendment:

Mr. Brown, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act providing for the sale of the tract of land at the British fort at the Miami of the Lake, at the foot of the rapids, and for other purposes," reported it without amendment.

Mr. Brown, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Samuel Dick, William Bruce, and Asa Kitchell,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Brown, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Thomas H. Boyle," reported it without amendment.

Mr. Brown, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act granting to Amos Spafford the right of pre-emption,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Brown, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act for the re

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