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On motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee on military affairs, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Barbour, from the committee on military affairs to whom the bill last mentioned was refer. red, reported it without amendment, and the bill was considered as in committee of the whole ; and

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading; and

The bill was read a third time by unanimous consent.

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider their first and third amendments, disagreed to by the House of Representatives, to the bill entitled “ An act fixing the compensation of the Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the House of Representatives, and making a temporary provision for the Clerks employed in their offices.”

Whereupon,

On motion by Mr. King, Resolved, That they do further insist on their 1st and 3d amendments, and ask a conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses.

Ordered, That Mr. King, Mr. Williams, and Mr. Mason, of New-Hampshire, be the managers of the same on the part of the Senate.

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

The bill entitled “ An act supplementary to a

act making alterations in the Treasury and War Departments, passed the 8th day of May, 1792," was read the second time by unanimous consent, and considered as in committee of the whole, and

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.
It was read a third time by unanimous consent,
Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

Mr. Campbell, from the committee to whom was referred the resolution relative to the more effectual collection of the public revenue, reported it with an amendment, which was read and considered as in committee of the whole; and

Mr. Dana having submitted a further amendment,

On motion by Mr. Mason, Ordered, l'hat the further consideration of the resolution, together with the amendments, be postponed until Monday next.

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

Mr. President- The House of Representatives further insist on their disagreement to the 1st and 3d amendments of the Senate to the bill entitled * An act fixing the compensation of the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives, and making a temporary provision for the Cierks in their offices."

They agree to the conference proposed on the subject, and have appointed managers on their part. And he withdrew.

After the consideration of executive business, the Senate adjourned to 11 o'cock on Monday, morning

MONDAY, APRIL 29, 1816.

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On motion by Mr. Fromentin, Ordered, That Dennis de la Rondi, of New-Orleans, in the State of Louisiana; the petitioners, by a number of citizens of the State of Louisiana, in behalf of Jobn de Lassize, of New Orleans ; and also the petitioners in behalf of Jumonville de Villiers and others, have leave to withdraw their petitions and papers, respectively.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That the committee to whom was referred the message from the President of the United States, recommending the creation of a distinct department for the issuing of patents, be discharged from the further consideration thereof.

Mr. Roberts reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled, the following bills, entitled, “ An act for the relief of Elizabeth Hamilton," "An act to establish a land district in Mlinois Territory, north of the district of Kaskaskia,- An act providing for the sale of certain lands in the State of Ohi, formerly set apart for refugees from Canada and Nova Scotia," ** An act for the relief of Moses Turner," - An act regulating the currency within the United States, of the gold coins of Great Britain, France,

Portugal, and Spain, and the crowns of France, and five franc pieces,” “ An act for the relief of Menassah Miner and Isaac Dennison,” “ An act for the relief of William Crawford, Frederick Bates, William Garrard, and Thomas B. Robertson,” “ An act supplementary to the act passed the 30th of March, 1802, to regulate trade and intercourse with Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers,” “ An act authorizing the payment of a sum of money to Joseph Stewart and others,” “ An act for reducing the duties on licenses to retailers of wines, spirituous liquors, and foreign merchandise,” “ An act authorizing payment for persons captured by private armed vessels," “ An act for the relief of David Coffin, Samuel and William Rodman, and Samuel Rodman, junior,"

“An act concerning pre-emption rights given in the purchase of lands to certain settlers in the State of Louisiana, and in the Territories of Missouri and Illinois,” “ An act to settle certain parts of the act providing for the government of the Territory of Missouri,”

66 An act authorizing the judges of the circuit court and the attorney for the District of Columbia, to prepare a code of jurisprudence for the said District,” “ An act to indemnify Jabez Mowry and others,” “ An act making appropriations for the support of the military establishment of the United States, for the

year 1816,” “ An act declaring the consent of Congress to acts of the State of South-Carolina, authorizing the city council of Charleston to im

pose and colleet a duty on the tonnage of vessels from foreign ports; and acts of the State of Georgia, authorizing the inposition and collection of a duty on the tonnage of vessels, in the ports of Savannah and St. Marys,” “ An act supplementary to an act making alterations in the Treasury and War Departments, passed the 8th day of May, 1792,” “ An act authorizing the Comptroller of the Treasury to cancel certain export bonds, executed by Casper C. Schutte,” “ An act making an appropriation for enclosing and improving the public square, near the capitol, and to abolish the office of commissioners of the public buildings, and of superintendent, and for the appointment of one commissioner for the public buildings,” “ An act to provide for the appoint ment of a surveyor of the public lands in the Territories of Illinois and Missouri," "An act making appropriations for carrying into effect a treaty be. tween the United States and the Cherokee tribe of Indians, concluded at Washington, on the 22d day of March, 1816,” “ An act for the confirmatinn of certain claims to land in the westerni district of the State of Louisiana, and in the Territory of Missouri,” “ An act to authorize che surwey of two millions of acres of public lands in lieu of that quantity heretofore authorized to be surveyed in the Territory of Michigan, as military bounty lands,” “ An act for the gradyal increase of the navy of the United States," " An act conterning the annual sum appropriated for arming

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