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A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Dougherty, their Clerk:
Mr. President- The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed several enrolled bills, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President.
The House of Representatives have passed a resolution relative to the more effectual collection of the public revenue, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew. 1. The resolution last mentioned was read the first and second time by unanimous consent, and
On motion, 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 finance and an uniform national currency, to consider and
The President signed the seventeen enrolled bills last reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee to be laid before the President of the United States.
After the consideration of executive business, the Senate adjourned to 10 o'clock to-morrow morning
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1816.
On motion by Mr. Brown, Ordered, That the committee to whom were referred the following memorials and petitions,
viz: the memorial of Jesse Torrey, junior, the memorial of the legislative council and house of representatives of the Mississippi Territory, the petition of Cornelia Livingston and P. V. B. Livingston, of the city of New York, and the petition of John Jones and others, be discharged from the further consideration thereof, respectively. "... On motion by Mr. Williams,
Ordered, That the committee to whom was referred the petition of Benjamin G. Bowen and others, messengers of the public departments, be discharged from the further consideration thereof.
Mr. Fromentin laid before the Senate the resolution of the legislature of the State of Louisiana, disagreeing to the amendment of the Constitution of the United States, limiting the term of service for Senators of the United States to four years, as proposed by the legislature of the State of Georgia.
The resolution and proposed amendment were read...
Mr. Fromentin also laid before the Senate the resolution of the legislature of the State of Louisiana, disapproving and rejecting the amendments proposed to the Constitution of the United States by the States of Massachusetts and Connecticut.
The resolution and proposed amendments were read. - Mr. Roberts reported from the committee that they had, on the 26th instant, laid before the President of the United States, the seventeen enrolled
bills last reported to have been examined and signed; and that they had examined and found duly enrolled, the following bills, entitled, “ An act directing the discharge of Ebenezer Keeler and John Francis from imprisonment,” “ An act for the free importation of stereotype plates, and to encourage the printing and gratuitous distribution of the scriptures, by the bible societies within the United States,” “ An act confirming the titles of certain purchasers of land, who purchased from the board of trustees of the Vincennes university," • Resolution requiring the Secretary of State to compile and print, once in every two years, a register of all officers and agents, civil, military, and naval, of the United States," " An act to regulate the duties on imports and tonnage," " 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,” “ An act for the relief of Samuel Dick, William Bruce, and Asa Kitchel,” “ An act concerning Pharaoh Farrow and others," “ An act for the relief of Tbomas H. Boyle,” “An act for the relief of Rufus S. Reed and Daniel Dobbins," 6 An act to authorize the sale of lands forfeited to the United States in the district of Jeffersonville, at the land office in said district," " An act to fix the commissions of the collectors of the direct tax and internal duties, and to revive and continue in force · Ao act further to provide for the collection of duties on im. ports and tonnage,”. “ An act providing for the
distribution of one hundred thousand dollars among the captors of the Algerine vessels captured and restored to the Dey of Algiers," " An act for the relief of Paul D. Butler," 66 An act for the relief of Thomas Farrer, William Young, William Moseley, and William Leech,” “ An act for the relief of Samuel Manac,” “ An act to enable the levy court of the county of Alexandria to lay á tax for the purpose of defraying the expense of erecting a jail and court-house,” “ An act providing an additional compensation to the district judge of the southern district of New-York,” “ An act for the payment of the militia in the case therein mentioned,” “ An act to authorize the surveying and making a road in the Territory of Illincis,” “ An act making appropriations for repairing certain roads therein described," « An act for the relief of Charles Todd,” “ An act allowing pay to certain persons made prisoners with the revenue cutter Surveyor,” “ An act for the relief of Taylor and M.Neal, Evans and M'Neal, and Henry and John M.Leester,” “ An act for the relief of George T Ross, Daniel T. Patterson, and the officers and men lately under their command,” “ An act for the relief of Charles Ross and Samuel Breck, surviving executors of John Ross, deceased,” “ An act for the relief of certain owners of goods, entered at Hampden, in the District of Maine," “ An act for the benefit of John P. Maxwell and Hugh H. Maxwell,” “ An act continuing the salaries of certain officers of government,” “ An act authorizing the pay. ment of a sum of money to John Rodgers and others,” “ An act providing for cases of lost military land warrants, and discharges for faithful services," " An act to authorize the building of three light-houses, viz : one on Race Point, one on Point Gammon, and one on the island of Petite Manon, in the State of Massachusetts," * An act for the relief of Joseph S. Newell," " An act making appropriations for rebuilding lighthouses, and for completing the plan of lighting them according to the improvements of Winslow Lewis, for placing beacons and buoys, for preserving Little Gull Island, and for surveying the coast of the United States." A
message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Dougherty, their Clerk:
Mr. President-The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed several enrolled bills, I am directed to bring them to the Senate, for the signature of their President.
The President of the United States, on the 26th instant, approved and signed “An act making fure ther provision for settling the claims to land in the Territory of Illinois,” “ An act supplementary to an act entitled • An act granting bounties in lands and extra pay to certain Canadian volunteers," 5. An act supplementary to the act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government apd maintaining the public credit, by