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SENATE.

Proceedings.

DECEMBER, 1814.

section.

Nars-Messrs. Brown, Daggett, Dana, Fromentin, the amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled Gaillard, German, Golsdsborough, Gore, Horsey, Hun- "An act to provide additional revenues for defrayter, King, Lambert, Mason, and Thompson.

ing the expenses of Government, and maintaining So it was Resolved, That this bill pass, and the public credit, by laying duties on spirits disthat the title thereof be "An act to incorporate tilled within the United States, and by amending the subscribers to the Bank of the United States the act laying duties on licenses to distillers of of America."

spirituous liquors, except the amendment to the

ienth section, and the amendment striking out SATURDAY, December 10.

the twenty-fifth section of the bill, and that they The amendinents to the bill, entitled "An act disagree to the said amendment to the tenth secto provide additional revenues for defraying the tion, and to the striking out the said twenty-fifth expenses of Government, and maintaining the public credit, by duties on carriages, and the har

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the ness used therefor," was read a third time as

Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An amended, and passed with amendments.

act to provide additional revenues for defraying The bill, entitled "An act directing the staff the expenses of Government, and maintaining the officers of the Army to comply with the requisi- public

credit, by duties on sales at auction, on the tions of naval and marine officers in certain cases

, postage of letters, and on licenses to retail wines, was read a third time, and passed.

spirituous liquors, and foreign merchandise," to The bill, entitled "An act making additional gether with the amendments reported thereto by appropriations for the service of the year 1814," the select committee; and the amendments were was read a third time and passed.

agreed to.

On motion, by Mr. HORSEY, to strike out the

second section of the bill, as follows: Monday, December 12.

“Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, from and The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the after the first day of February next, there shall be adWhole, the consideration of the bill authorizing ded to the rates of postage, as at present established by the appointment of certain naval officers therein law, a sum equal to fifty per cenium upon the amount named; and the bill having been amended, the of such rates respectively, for the use of the United President reported it to the House accordingly. States. And the said additional sum of fifty per cen

On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed tum shall be charged, collected, paid, and accounted and read a third time as amended? it was de- for, in like manner, by the same officer, subject in all termined in the affirmative.

respects to the same regulations and provisions, and with the like fines, penalties, forfeitures, and remedies,

for breaches of the law, as are provided for charging, Tuesday, December 13.

collecting, and paying the original rates of postage to

which the said sum of fifty per centum is hereby added The Senate resumed the consideration of the and attached.” motion made the 8th instant for the choice of an

It was determined in the negative-yeas 11, Assistant Doorkeeper; and the further consideration thereof was postponed to the first Monday in

nays, 14, as follows: January next.

Yeas-Messrs. Daggett, Dana, German, Gore, Hor. Mr. Taylor, from the committee to whom was

sey, Hunter, King, Lambert, Mason, Smith, and referred the bill, entitled "An act to provide ad

Thompson.

Nays-Messrs. Bibb, Bledsoe, Chace, Condit, Froditional revenue for defraying the expenses of Government, and maintaining the public credit, ner, Varnum, Walker, and Wharton.

mentin, Gaillard, Morrow, Roberts, Tait, Taylor, Tur. by duties on sales at auction, on the postage of letters, and on licenses to retail wines, spirituous

And the bill having been further amended, the liquors, and foreign merchandise;" reported it President reported it to the House accordingly. with amendments.

On motion, by Mr. TAYLOR, to insert, in section The Senate resumed the consideration of the 5: line 9, after the word "act,” the following bill for the relief of Bowie and Kurtz, and others; words, except the rates of postage :" it was de. and on motion, by Mr. Smith, the further consid" | termined in the affirmative-yeas 14, nays 12, as eration thereof was postponed until the second

follows. Monday in January next.

Yeas-Messrs. Bibb, Bledsoe, Dana, Gaillard, Ger. A bill authorizing the appointment of certain man, Horsey, Lambert, Roberts, Tait, Taylor, Thompnaval officers therein named, was read a third time son, Turner, Varnum, and Wharton. and passed.

NAY8Messrs. Brown, Chace, Condit, Daggett, [The bill authorizes the President of the Uni-Fromentin, Gore, Hunter, King, Mason, Morrow, led States, by and with the advice and consent of Smith, and Walker. the Senate, to appoint one Vice Admiral, and two

On the question, Sball the amendments be enRear Admirals; and fixes their compensation.]

grossed and the bill read a third time as amended 3
it was determined in the affirmative.
Mr. Gore gave notice, that to-morrow,

be Wednesday, December 14.

should ask leave to bring in a bill authorizing payA message from the House of Representatives ment to the widow of Elbridge Gerry, deceased, informed the Senate that the House concur in late Vice President of the United States, of such

DECEMBER, 1814.
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SENATB. salary as would have been payable to him during Bridge Company, to consider and report thereon the residue of the term for which he was elected, by bill or otherwise. had he so long lived.

The amendments to the bill, entitled "An act The Senate proceeded 10 consider the amend to pro additional revenues for defraying the ments disagreed to by the House of Representa- expenses of Government, and maintaining the tives to the bill, entiiled "An act to provide ad- public credit, by duties on sales at auction, on the ditional revenues for defraying the expenses of postage of letters, and on licenses to retail wines, Government and maintaining the public credit by spiriiuous liquors, and foreign merchandise," was laying duties on spirits distilled within the Uni- read a third iime as amended. ted States, and by amending the act laying duties On the question, Shall this bill pass as amendon licenses to distillers of spiricuous liquors.” ed ? it was determined in the affirmative-yeas On motion, by Mr. Taylor,

19, nays 7, as follows: Resolved, That they insist on their amendment

YEA8—Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Bledsoe, Brown, to the tenth section.

Chace, Condit, Fromentin, Gaillard, Lacock, Mason, On motion, by Mr. German, that they insist on Morrow, Roberts, Robinson, Smith, Taylor, Turner, their amendments, striking out the twenty-fifth Varnum, Walker, and Wharton. section of the bill, it was determined in the affir Nars-Messrs. Daggett, Gore, Horsey, Hunter, mative-yeas 14, pays 9, as follows:

King, Lambert, and Thompson. YEAS–Messrs. "Condit, Daggett, Dana, Gaillard,

So it was Resolved, That this bill pass with German, Gore, Horsey, Hunter, King, Lambert, Mason, amendments; and on motion, by Mr. FROMENTIN, Smith, Thompson, and Varnum.

the title was amended, to strike out "on the postNars-Messrs. Bibb, Bledsoe, Chace, Morrow, Rob

age of letters,” and inseri, at the end thereof, erts, Tait, Taylor, Turner, and Wharton.

"and for increasing the rates of postage.". So it was Resolved, That the Senate insist on

Mr. Gore asked and obtained leave to bring in their amendments disagreed to by the House of

a bill authorizing payment to the widow of ElRepresentatives, and ask a conference on the dis.

bridge Gerry, deceased, late Vice President of the agreeing votes of the iwo Houses. Ordered, That Messrs. TAYLOR, King, and payable to him, during the residue of the term

United States, of such salary as would have been Bledsoe, be the managers at the said conference for which he was elecied, had he so long lived; on the part of :he Senale.

and the bill was read, and passed to the second

reading. THURSDAY, December 15.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendA message from the House of Representatives ments of the House of Representatives to the bill, informed the Senate that the House have passed entitled "An act to authorize the President of the bill which originated in the Senate, entitled the United States to call upon the several Slates "An act 10 authorize the President of the United and Territories thereof for their respective quotas States to call upon the several States and Terri- of eighty thousand four hundred and thirty militories thereof for their respective quotas of eighty lia, for the defence of the frontiers of the United thousand four hundred and thirty militia, for the States against invasion.” defence of the frontiers of the United States On motion, by Mr. Smith, they were referred against invasion," with amendments, in which to the Committee on Military Affairs, to consider they request the concurrence of the Sepate. They and report thereon. insist on their disagreement to the amendment of Ordered, That the bill last mentioned, as the Senate to the tenth section, and to the amendamended, by the House of Representatives, be ment striking out the iwenty-fifth section of the printed for the use of the Senate. bill, entitled " An act to provide additional rev. On motion, by Mr. HORSEY, enues for defraying the expenses of Government Resolved, That the resolution which passed the and maintaining the public credit, by laying du- Senate on the 7th instant, calling for a specificaties on spirits distilled within the United States, tion of the various post offices in the Siates reand by amending the act laying duties on licenses spectively, &c., be and the same is hereby reto distillers of spirituous liquors.” They agree to scinded. the conference proposed on the subject, and have On motion, by Mr. HORSEY, appointed managers on their part.

Resolved, That the President of the United Mr. VARNUM presented the petition of Daniel States be requested to cause to be laid before the Renner and Nathaniel Heath, stating that, at the Senate a statement containing a specification of time of the incursion of the enemy, they were the various post offices in the States respectively, proprietors of an extensive manufactory of cor- of the emoluments of the postmasters, and the dage, in the City of Washington, and had on amount of expenditures incident to their respechand a large quantity of materials, which were tive offices, from the first day of January, 1814, totally consumed and destroyed by them; and to the first day of July, in the same year; and, praying indemnification theresor, for reasons sta also, the amount of the gross and net revenue deied in ihe petition; which was read, and the peti- rived therefrom during the saine period. tion, together with the accompanying documents, was referred to the committee to whom was re

Friday, December 16. ferred, on the 231 of September, the memorial of The Senate spent most of this day in the conthe President and Directors of the Eastern Branch Isideration of Executive business.

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SENATE.

Proceedings.

DECEMBER, 1814.

SATURDAY, December 17.

“An act to provide additional revenues for deThe bill authorizing payment to the widow of fraying the expenses of Government, and mainElbridge Gerry, deceased, late Vice President of taining the public credit, by duties on sales at the United States, of such salary as would have auction, on the postage of letters, and on licenses been payable to him during the residue of the to retail wines, spirituous liquors, and foreign term for which he was elecied, had he so long merchandise,” except the amendment to the filih lived, was read the second time, and considered section, to which amendment they disagree. They as in Committee of the Whole; and no amend have passed a bill, entitled " An act giving further ment having been agreed to, on the question, time to locate ceriain claims to lands, confirmed Shall this bill be engrossea and read a third time? by an act of Congress, entitled " An act confirmit was determined in the affirmative-yeas 14, ing certain claims to lands in the district of VinDays 12, as follows:

cennes;" a bill, entitled "An act to provide addiYEAs—Messrs. Brown, Chace, Daggett, Fromentin, tional revenues for defraying the expenses of Gaillard, Gore, Hunter, King, Mason, Robinson, Smith, Government, and maintaining the public credit, Tait, Taylor, and Thompson.

by laying duties on various goods, wares, and Nars—Messrs. Anderson, Bledsoe, Condit, German, merchandise, manufactured within' the United Lacock, Lambert, Morrow, Roberts, Turner, Varnum, States;" also, a bill, entitled “ An act to provide Walker, and Wharton.

additional revenues for defraying the expenses of Mr. Taylor, from the managers on the part of Government, and maintaining the public credit, the Senate, at ihe conference on the disagreeing by laying duties on household furniture, on horses votes of the two Houses on the bill, entitled "As kept exclusively for the saddle or carriage, and act to provide additional revenues for defraying

on gold and silver watches;” in which bills they the expenses of Government, and maintaining the request the concurrence of the Senate. public credit, by laying duties on spirits distilled

The three bills last mentioned were read, and within the United States and Territories thereof, passed to the second reading. and by amending the act laying duties on licenses

The Senate resumed the consideration of the to distillers of spirituous liquors,” reported :

amendments of the House of Representatives to “That the said managers have met and conferred dent of the United States to call upon the several

the bill, entitled "An act to authorize the Presiwith the managers on the part of the House of Repre- States and Territories thereof for iheir respective sentatives, and have agreed with them to recommend to the Senate to amend the amendment to the tenth quotas of eighty thousand four hundred and thirty section, to strike out the whole of the tenth section.

militia, for the defence of the frontiers of the “That the Senate do recede from their amendment, United States against invasion," together with the to strike out the 25th section of said bill.

report of the select committee thereon. Where“ And, to conform the 18th section to the amend. upon, ments in other parts of the bill, by which • February' Resolved, That they agree to some, and disawas inserted in lieu of January,' in line 13, of said gree to other amendments of the House of Represection, to strike out ‘January,' and insert •February.” sentatives to this bill. On motion, by Mr. TAYLOR,

The Senate proceeded to consider their amendThe Senate proceeded to consider the report ment, disagreed to by the House of Representaof the managers on their part, at the conference tives, to the bill, entitled "An act to provide on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses, on additional revenues for defraying the expenses of the bill last mentioned. Whereupon,

Government, and maintaining the public credit, Resolved, That they so far recede from their by duties on sales at auction, on the postage of amendments, disagreed to by the House of Rep letters, and on licenses to retail wines, spirituous resentatives, as to adopt the report of the com- liquors, and foreiga merchandise.” Whereupon, mittee of conference.

Resolved, That they recede therefrom. Mr. Brown, from the committee on so much

The engrossed bill authorizing payment to the of the Message of the President of the United widow of Elbridge Gerry, deceased, late Vice States as relates to military affairs, to whom were President of the United States, of such salary as referred the amendments of the House of Repre- would have been payable to him during the resisentatives to the bill, entitled "An act to author- due of the term for which he was elected, had he ize the President of the United States to call so long lived, was read a third time, and passed. upon the several States and Territories thereof for their respective quotas of eighty thousand four hundred and thirty militia, for the defence

Tuesday, December 20. of ihe frontiers of the United States against iova

The credentials of JONATAAN ROBERTS, apsion,” together with the bill, reported that the pointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State Senate concur therein, in part, with certain modi- of Pennsylvania, for the term of six years, comfications.

mencing on the fourth of March next, were read, and laid on file.

Mr. Gore submitted ihe following motion for Monday, December 19.

consideration; which was read, and passed to the A message from the House of Representatives second reading. informed the Senate that the House concur in all Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senato be authe amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled Ithorized to pass out of the contingent fund, the ex.

DECEMBER, 1814.

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penses incurred for the funeral of the late Vice Presi- may possess of the force and condition of the vessels dent of the United States, whenever the same shall of war of the enemy on the same Lake; and such inhave been allowed and certified by the committee of formation as he may deem it proper to communicate arrangement.

of the means and preparation requisite for the purpese The bill, entitled "An act giving further time of acquiring and maintaining the naval ascendency on to locate certain claims to lands, confirmed by an said Lake, if an intention to that effect be contemplaact of Congress, entitled 'An act confirming cer- ted on the part of the United States. tain claims to lands in the district of Vincennes," was read the second time, and referred to the

THURSDAY, December 22. committee to whom was referred, on the 2d Sep The resolution authorizing the Secretary of the tember, the memorial of the Legislature of the Senate to pay, out of the contingent fund, the Indiana Territory, to consider and report thereon, expenses incurred for the funeral of the late Vice

The bill, entitled.“ An act to provide additional President, was read a third time, and passed, as revenues for defraying the expenses of Govern- follows: ment, and maintaining the public credit, by lay Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be ing duties on various goods, wares, and merchan. authorized to pay, out of the contingent fund, the dise, manufactured within the United States," expenses incurred for the funeral of the late Vice was read the second time, and referred to the President of the United States, whenever the committee to whom was referred, the 1st instant, same shall have been allowed and certified by the the bill, entitled "An act to provide additional committee of arrangement. revenues for defraying the expenses of Govern The amendments to the bill, entitled "An act ment, and maintaining the public credit, by laying supplemental to the acts authorizing a loan for duties on spirits distilled within the United Siates the several sums of twenty-five millions of doland the Territories thereof, and by amending the lars, and three millions of dollars," was read a act laying duties on licenses to distillers of spirit- third time as amended, and passed with amenduous liquors,” to consider and report thereon.

The bill, entitled "An act to provide additional The Senate resumed the consideration of the revenues for defraying the expenses of Govern motion made yesterday, by Mr. Hunter, relative ment, and maintaining the public credit, by laying to vessels of war on Lake Ontario. duties on household furniture, on horses kept ex On motion, by Mr. BiBB, it was agreed to take clusively for the saddle or carriage, and on gold the question by yeas and nays; and, on motion and silver watches,” was read the second time, by Mr. Bibb, the further consideratiou thereof, and referred to the committee last mentioned, to was postponed until 10-morrow. consider and report thereon.

Mr. MORROW, from the committee to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act giving fur

ther lime to locate certain claims to lands conWEDNESDAY, December 21.

firmed by an act of Congress, entitled 'An act conThe resolution authorizing the Secretary of firming certain claims to lands in the district of the Senate to pay, out of the contingent fund, the Vincennes," reported it without amendment; and expenses incurred for the funeral of the late Vice the bill was considered as in Committee of the President, was read the second time, and consid. Whole, and amended; and the President reported ered as in Committee of the Whole; and, no it to the House accordingly. amendment haviog been proposed, the resolution

On the question, shall the amendment be enwas ordered to be engrossed, and read a third grossed and the bill read a third time as amended ? time.

it was determined in the affirmative. Mr. TAYLOR, from the committee to whom

Mr. Lacock, presented the memorial of Wila was referred the bill

, entitled "An act supplemen. liam Gamble, stating that he had been appointed, tal 10 the acts authorizing a loan for the several on the 15th of February, 1806, inspector of the sums of iwenty-five millions of dollars, and three customs in the district of Niagara, and had permillions of dollars," reported it with amendments, formed the duties confided to him, for which he which were considered as in Committee of the had not received adequate compensation, as is Whole and agreed to; and the President reported stated in the memorial; and praying relief; and the bill to the House amended accordingly, the memorial was read.

On the question, Shall the amendments be engrossed, and the bill read a third time as amended ? it was determined in the affirmative.

Friday, December 23. The PRESIDENT communicated a letter from the A message from the House of Representatives Honorable THOMAS WORTHINGTON, notifying the informed the Senate that the House insist on their resignation of his seat in the Senate; which was amendments, disagreed to by the Senate, to the read.

bill, entitled "An act to authorize the President Mr. Hunter submitted the following motion of ihe United States to call upon the several for consideration :

States and Territories thereof for their respective Resolved, That the President of the United States quotas of eighty thousand four hundred and thirty be requested to cause to be laid before the Senate the militia, for the defence of the frontiers of the Uniforce and condition of the vessels of war of the United ted States against invasion." They ask a conStates on Lake Ontario, and such infor. tion as he ference on ihe disagreeing votes of the two

Senate.

Proceedings.

DECEMBER, 1814. Houses, and have appointed managers on their revenues for defraying the expenses of Governpart. They have passed a bill

, entitled "An act ment, and maintaining the public credit, by layto provide additional revenues for defraying the ing a direct tax upon the United States, and to expenses of Government, and maintaining the provide for assessing and collecting the same,” public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the Uni- was read the second time, and referred to the comted States, and to provide for assessing and col-mittee to whom was referred, the 1st instant, the lecting the same;" in which bill they request the bill, entitled An act to provide additional reve. concurrence of the Seuate.

nues for defraying the expenses of Government, The bill last mentioned was read, and passed and maintaining the public credit, by laying duties to the second reading.

on spirits distilled within the United Staies and On motion, by Mr. BROWN,

Territories thereof, and by amending the act layResolved, That the Senate insist on their disa- ing duties on licenses to distillers of spirituous greement to the amendments of the House of liquors,” to consider and report thereon. Representatives to the bill, entitled "An act to The bill to provide for leasing certain lands reauthorize the President of the United States to call served for the support of schools in the Missis. upon the several States and Territories thereof sippi Territory was read the second time, and for their respective quotas of eighty thousand considered as in Committee of the Whole; and four hundred and thirty militia, for ihe defence on motion, by Mr. SMITH, the further consideraof the frontiers of the United States against in- tion thereof was postponed to Monday next. vasion;" and agree to the conference proposed Mr. Bibb, from the managers a pointed on the thereon.

part of the Senate, to confer with those appointed Ordered, That Messrs. BiBB, Brown, and Ger- by the House of Representatives, on the disagreeMAN, be the managers on the part of the Senate. ing votes of the two Houses on the bill " to au

The amendment to the bill entitled "An act thorize the President of the United States to call giving further time to locate certain claims to upon the several States and Territories thereof lands confirmed by an act of Congress, entitled for their respective quotas of eighiy thousand 'An act confirming certain claims to lands in the four hundred and thirty militia, for the desence district of Vincennes,” was read a third time as of the frontiers of the United States against inamended, and further amended by unanimous vasion," reported : consent.

“ That a conference has been had, and the managers Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments. have agreed to recommend to their respectivo Houses

The Senate resumed the consideration of the “1. That, in lieu of the amendment proposed by the motion made the 21st instant, by Mr. HUNTER, House of Representatives, to strike out the words two relative to vessels of war on Lake Ontario. years,' and lo insert one year,' in the 4th line of the

On motion by Mr. Roberts, thai the further first section, the words eighteen months' be inserted ; consideration thereof be postponed to the second and that the same modification be made where the Monday in March, it was determined in the affir- words two years' occur in other parts of the bill. mative-yeas 15, nays 12, as follows:

“2. That the House of Representatives recede from Ykas-Messrs. Bibb, Bledsoe, Chace, Condit, Gails of the 4th line of the first section, after the word dis

their amendment proposed to be inserted at the end lard, German, Lacock, Morrow, Roberts, Robinson, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, Walker, and Wharton.

charged." Nays-Messrs. Brown Daggett, Dana, Fromentin,

“3. That the Senate recede from their disagreement Gore, Hunter, King, Lambert, Mason, Smith, T'ait, to the amendment which proposes to strike out the 7th

section. and Thompson.

“ 4. That the House of Representatives agree to the Mr. Taylor, from the committee to whom was modifications proposed by the Senate to their amendreferred the bill, entitled "An act to provide ad- ments in the ninth section.” ditional revenues for defraying the expenses of Government, and maintaining the public credit, by laying duties on various goods, wares, and

Monday, December 26. merchandise, manufactured within the United Mr. Daggett presented several petitions, signed States," reported it with amendments.

by a great oumber of the inhabitants of the State On motion, by Mr. Lacock, the memorial of of Connecticut, remonstrating against the transWilliam Gamble

, presented the 22d instant, was portation and opening of the mail on the Sabbath; referred to a select committee, to consider and and the petitions were read, and referred to a sereport thereon by bill or otherwise; and Messrs. lect committee, to consider and report thereon by Lacock, Chace, and German, were appointed bill or otherwise; and Messrs. Daggett, Smita, the committee.

and MORROW, were appointed the committee. Mr. Bibb, from the committee, appointed the Mr. THOMPSON presented several petitions, 3d instant, lo consider the subject, reported a bill signed by a great number of the inhabitants of the to provide for leasing certain lands reserved for State of New Hampshire, on the same sutject; the use of schools in the Mississippi Territory; which were read; and referred to the committee and the bill was read, and passed to the second last mentioned, lo consider and report thereon by reading.

bill or otherwise.

Mr. King presented the memorial of William SATURDAY. December 24.

Bryar and oihers, manufacturers of tobacco in The bill, entitled "An act to provide additional the city of New York, praying that a specific duty

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