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SENATE. may be laid, instead of an ad valorem, on manu- ted States: Provided, That no drawback shall be alfactored tobacco, as proposed by the bill, entitled lowed on any exportation as aforesaid, in any instance ** Ao act to provide additional revenues for defray- where the same shall amount to less than twelve doling the expenses of Government, and maintain- lars:" ing the public credit, by laying duties on various It was determined in the negative-yeas 13, goods, wares, and merchandise, manufactured nays 15, as follows: within the United States," for reasons stated at

Yeas—Messrs. Dana, Fromentin, German, Gore, large in the memorial; which was read. The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Horsey, Hunter, King, Lambert, Mason, Smith,'Thomp

son, Walker, and Wells. Whole, the consideration of the bill to provide for Nars-Messrs. Bibb, Bledsoe, Chase Condit, Dagleasing certain lands reserved for the use of schools gett, Gaillard, Lacock, Morrow, Roberts, Robinson, in the Mississippi Territory; and the bill having Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, and Wharton. been amended, the President reported it to the

On the question, Shall the amendments be enHouse accordingly; and on motion, by Mr. BiBB, grossed and the bill read a third time as amended ? the further consideration thereof was postponed it was determined in the affirmative. until to-morrow.

Mr. Taylor, from the committee to whom
The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the
Whole, the consideration of the

bill
, entitled "An was referred the bill, entitled "An act to provide

additional revenues for defraying the expenses of act to provide additional revenues, for defraying Government, and maintaining the public credit, the expenses of Government, and maintaining by laying duties on household furniture, on horses the public credit, by laying duties on various kept exclusively for the saddle or carriage, and within the United States," together with the on gold and silver watches,” reported it with

amendments. amendments reported thereto by the select com

Mr. King submitted the following motion for mittee; and the amendments having been agreed

consideration : to, the President reported the bill to ihe House accordingly, and it was further amended; and, on and is hereby requested, pursuant to the act, entitled

Resolved, That the President of the United States be molion, by Mr. German, to strike out, of section "An act further to amend the several acts for the es1, lines 12 and 13, the words,“ made wholly or tablishment and regulation of the Treasury, War, and id part hy machinery :" on motion, by Mr. Smita, Navy Departments," to cause to be laid before the the further consideration thereof was postponed Senate a statement of the contingent expenses of the until to-morrow.

Navy Department; and also, a statement of all purThe President communicated a representation chases and contracts for supplies or services, made by of the commissioners appointed by the act provi- or under the authority of the Navy Department, in the ding for ihe indemnification of certain claimants respective years 1812, 1813, and 1814, specifying the of public lands in the Mississippi Territory," sta

names of persons from whom purchases or with whom ting their inability, without neglecting their offi- contracts have been made, the places of delivery, the cial duties, to perform the duties therein enjoined; prices, the amount of money advanced or paid, and the and the representation was read, and referred to quantity of articles supplied. a select committee, lo consider and report thereon Mr. Daggett submitted the following motion, by bill or otherwise; and Messrs. Taylor, Hun- which was read and passed to the second reading : TER, and Gore, were appointed the committee.

Resolved, That a committee of three members be appointed, who, jointly with such committee as may be

appointed by the House of Representatives, shall be a Tuesday, December 27.

committee to inquire into the expenses of stationery, The Senate resumed the consideration of the printing, and binding, under the authority of both bill to provide for leasing certain lands reserved Houses of Congress, and into the expediency of estab. for the support of schools in the Mississippi Terri-lishing permanent rules for regulating and conducting tory; and the bill was further amended. On the the printing and binding, and for the supply of stationquestion, Shall this bill be engrossed and read a ery, of the Senate and House of Representatives, and tbird time as amended ? it was determined in the to report thereupon. affirmative.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill, entitled "An act to provide additional reve

WEDNESDAY, December 28. nues for defraying the expenses of Government, Mr. Taylor, from the committee to whom was and maintaining the public credit, by laying du- referred the bill, entitled "An act to provide adties on various goods, wares, and merchandise, ditional revenues for defraying the expenses of manufactured within the United States," together Government, and maintaining the public credit, with the amendinent proposed thereto by Mr. by laying a direct tax upon the United States; GERMAN; and the amendment was agreed to, and and to provide for assessing and collecting the the bill further amended; and, on motion, by Mr. same," reported it without amendment. Smita, to add a new section to the bill, as follows: Mr. HUNTER, from the Committee on Naval

And be it further enacted, That the duties hereby Affairs, reported a bill authorizing the President laid shall and may be drawn back upon all articles on of the United States to cause to be built, equipped, which duty is laid by the first section of this act after and employed, one or more floating batteries, for the ninety days, which shall be exported from the Uni- | the defence of the waters of the United States ;

SENATE.

Revenue Bill.

DECEMBER, 1814.

and the bill was read, and passed to the second “ If above nine thousand and not exceeding ten reading.

thousand dollare, one hundred and twenty cents on The Senate resumed the motion made the 27th every hundred dollars of the whole value. instant, by Mr. King, for statements of the contin “ If above ten thousand dollars, one bundred and gent expenses, purchases, and contracts, for the thirty cents on every hundred dollars of the whole

value.” Navy Department.

On motion, by Mr. King, it was agreed to take A division of the question was called for by the question by yeas and nays; and on motion, by Mr. Varnum, and it was taken on striking oui, Mr. Roberts, ihe further consideration thereof and determined in the affirmative-yeas 22, nays was postponed until 10-morrow.

3, as follows: The resolution for the appointment of a joint YEAS—Messrs. Bibb, Bledsoe, Chace, Daggett, Frocommittee to inquire into the expenses of the mentin, Gaillard, Gore, Horsey, Hunter, King, Lamprinting, &c., of Congress, and into the expediency bert, Mason, Morrow, Roberts, Robinson, Smith, Tait, of establishing permanent rules for regulating the Taylor, Thompson, Turner, Walker, and Wells. same, was read a second time, and considered as Nars—Messrs. Condit, Varnum, and Wharton. in Committee of the Whole; and the resolution The question recurring on inserting the proordered to be engrossed and read a third time. posed amendment, it was determined in the affir

mative-yeas 20, nays 4, as follows: REVENUE BILL.

YŁAs—Messrs. Bibb, Bledsoe, Chace, Daggett, FroThe Senate resumed, as in Committee of the mentin, Gaillard, Horsey, Hunter, King, Lambert, Whole, the consideration of the bill entitled "An Mason, Morrow, Roberts, Robinson, Smith, Tait, Tay. act to provide additional revenues for defraying lor, Thompson, Turner, and Walker. the expenses of Government and maintaining the

Nars--Messrs. Condit, Varnum, Wells, and public credit, by laying duties on household furni-Wharton. ture, on horses kept exclusively for the saddle or The second amendment reported by the comcarriage, and on gold and silver watches,” together mittee was agreed to. with the amendments reported thereto by ihe se Oo motion, by Mr. Smith, to strike out, seclect committee.

tion 1, lines 28 to 37, inclusive, the following: On motion, by Mr. TAYLOR, to agree to the first “ That there shall be, and hereby is, likwise imposed amendment reported by the select committee, as an annual duty of one dollar on every horse chiefly follows:

used for the saddle; and of one dollar and fifty cents After the word "scale," section 1, line 8, strike out

on every horse chiefly used for any carriage liable to to the word " dollars,” in the 26th' line, and in lieu duty under the act, entitled 'An act to provide addithereof, insert the following:

tional revenues for defraying the expenses of the Gov“If above one hundred dollars and not exceeding on carriages and the harness used therefor;' and one

ernment, and maintaining the public credit, by duties five hundred dollars, thirty cents on every hundred dollar and fifty cents for every horse so kept both for dollars of the whole value. "If above one hundred and not exceeding one thou- the saddle and carriage ; which duty shall be paid by

the owner of such horse.' sand dollars, thirty-five cents on every hundred dollars of the whole value.

It was determined in the negative--yeas 11, “ If above one thousand and not exceeding fifteen Days 17, as follows: hundred dollars, forty cents upon every hundred dollars YEAS—Messrs. Daggett, Dana, Fromentin, Horscy, of the wholo value.

Hunter, King, Lambert, Mason, Smith, Turner, and “ If above fifteen hundred and not exceeding two Wells. thousand dollars, forty-five cents upon every hundred Nars-Messrs. Bibb, Bledsoe, Brown, Chace, Con. dollars of the whole value.

dit, Gaillard, German, Lacock, Morrow, Roberts, Rob“If above two thousand and not exceeding three inson, Tait, Taylor, Thompson, Varnum, Walker, and thousand dollars, fifty cents on every hundred dollars Wharton. of the whole value. “ If above three thousand and not exceeding four

And the bill having been further amended, the thousand dollars, sixty cents on every hundred dol- President reported it to the House accordingly. lars of the whole value.

On the question to agree to the amendment “ If above four thousand and not exceeding five thou- made in Committee of the Whole, to strike out, of sand dollars, seventy cents on every hundred dollars of section 1, line 7, the word "two," and 10 iusert, in the whole value.

lieu thereof, “one:" it was determined in ihe “If above five thousand and not exceeding six thou- negative-yeas 10, nays 19, as follows: sand dollars, eighty cents on every hundred dollars of YŁAs—Messrs. Brown, Chace, Daggett, Fromentin, the whole value.

Hunter, King, Mason, Morrow, Smith, and Taylor. “If above six thousand and not exceeding seven Narg—Messrs. Bibb, Bledsoe, Condit, Dana, Gail. thousand dollars, ninety-cents on every hundred dollars lard, German, Gore, Horsey, Lacock, Lambert, Rob. of the whole value. “If above seven thousand and not exceeding eight Walker, Wells, and Wharton.

erts, Robinson, Tait, Thompson, Turner, Varnum, thousand dollars, one hundred cents on every hundred dollars of the whole value.

On motion, by Mr. Taylor, further to amend “If above eight thousand and not exceding nine the bill, by striking out the word “one," in the thousand dollars, one hundred and ten cents on every third line of the first amendment reported by hundred dollars of the whole value.

the select committee, and in lieu thereof, insert

DECEMBER, 1814.
Revenue Bill.

SENATE "two:" it was determined in the affirmative; Tbe amendments to the bill, entitled "An act to and, on motion, by Mr. Lacock, the further con provide additional revenues for defraying the exsideration thereof was postponed until to-morrow. penses of Government, and maintaining the pub

A message from the House of Representatives lic credit, by laying duties on various goods, wares, informed the Senate that the House disagree to and merchandise, manufactured within the Unithe first and second recommendations of the com-ted States," was read a third time as amended. mittee of conference, on the disagreeing votes of On the question, Shall this bill pass as amendthe two Houses, on the bill, entitled "An act to ed ? it was determined in the affirmative-yeas 22, authorize the President of ihe United States to days 7, as follows: call upon the several States and Territories

Yeas—Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Bledsoe, Brown, thereof for their respective quotas of eighty thou-Chace, Condit, Daggett, Fromentin, Gaillard, Hunter, sand four hundred and thiriy militia, for the de: King, Lacock, Morrow, Roberts, Robinson, Smith, fence of the frontiers of the United States against Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, Walker, and Wharton. invasion," and they agree to the fourth 'recom Nars—Messrs. Dana, German, Horsey, Lambert, mendation of the said committee. They insist Mason, Thompson, and Wells. on their said disagreement, and ask further con

So it was Resolved, That this bill pass with ference upon the subject-matter of the amend

amendments. ments depending to the bill aforesaid, and have

The bill authorizing the President of the Uniappointed managers on their part.

ted States to cause to be built, equipped, and emOn motion, by Mr. BiBB, the Senate proceeded ployed, one or more floating batieries, for the de10 consider the report of the committee of confence of the waters of the United States, was ference on their part, made the 24th instant, on read the second time. the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the

The resolution for the appointment of a joint bill last mentioned.

committee, to inquire into the expenses of printOn motion, by Mr. King, that the said bill, to ing, &c., of Congress, and into the expediency of gether with the report of the conferees, be post establishing permanent rules for regulating the poned to the second Monday in March next, it same, was read a third time and passed. was determined in the affirmative-yeas 14, pays

Ordered, That Messrs. DaggerT, FROMENTIN, 13, as follows:

and MORROW, be the committee on the part of YEAS—Messrs. Chace, Daggett, Dana, Fromentin, the Senate. Gore, Horsey, Hunter, King, Lambert, Mason, Rob Mr. Taylor, from the committee to whom the inson, Thompson, Varnum, and Wells.

subject was referred on the 26th instant, reported Nárs-Messrs. Bibb, Bledsoe, Condit, Gaillard, a bill supplementary to the act, entitled " An Lacock, Morrow, Roberts, Smith, 'Tait, Taylor, Turner, act providing for the indemnification of certain Walker, and Wharton.

claimants of public lands in the Mississippi Ter

ritory;" and ihe bill was read and passed to the THURSDAY, December 29.

second reading. Mr. VARNUM submitted the following motion

REVENUE BILL. for consideration :

The Senate resumed the consideration of the Resolved, that the committee to whom was referred bill, entitled "An act to provide additional reveso much of the Message of the President of the United nues for defraying the expenses of Government, States, of the 20th day of September last, as relates to and maintaining the public credit, by laying duthe Military Establishment, be instructed to report a ties on household furniture, on horses kept exbill authorizing and requesting the President of the clusively for the saddle or carriage, and on gold United States to call upon the proper authority of and silver watches." each State and Territory to furnish, according to the On motion, by Mr. Daggett, to strike out, secprovisions of, and for purposes prescribed by, the Con- tion 1, line 2, after the word "assembled,” the stitution of the United States, their respective propor, following: tions of thousand militia, officers included, armed and equipped, according to law, to serve for nine nual duty on all household furniture kept

“ That there shall be, and hereby is, imposed an anmonths, after they shall arrive at their respective places value of which in any one family, with the exception of rendezvous, unless sooner discharged; to be organ- of beds, bedding, kitchen furniture, family pictures, ized into companies, regiments, brigades, and divi- and articles made in the family from domestic materisions, by proper authority in each State and Territory, als, shall exceed two hundred dollars in money, accordagreeable to the principles of law, which provide for the organization of the militia of the United States, and ing to the following scale : holden in readiness to take the field by the first day five hundred dollars, thirty cents on every hundred

“ If above two hundred dollars and not exceeding of April next; the apportionment among the States dollars of the whole value. and Territories to be made in the bill, in conformity with the provision of the Constitution for apportioning sand dollars, thirty-five cents on every hundred dol

“ If above five hundred and not exceeding one thoudirect taxcs.

lars of the whole value. The engrossed bill, to provide for leasing cer “ If above one thousand and not exceeding fifteen tain lands reserved for the support of schools in hundred dollars, forty cents on every hundred dollars the Mississippi Territory, was read a third time, of the whole value. and passed.

“ If above fifteen hundred and not exceeding two

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JANUARY, 1815. thousand dollars, forty-five cents on every hundred dol- ate will attend the same ; and that notice of the lars of the whole value.

event be given to the House of Representatives. “ If above two thousand and not exceeding three Ordered, That Messrs. SMITH, VARNUM, TURthousand dollars, fifty cents on every hundred dollars NER, GORE, and Daggett, be the committee. of the whole value.

On motion, by Mr. Smith, “ If above three thousand and not exceeding four thousand dollars, sixty cents on every hundred dollars the Senate, from a sincere desire of showing

Resolted, unanimously, That the members of of the whole value.

“ If above four thousand and not exceeding five every mark of respect due to the memory of the thousand dollars, seventy cents on every hundred dol- Honorable Richard Brent, deceased, late a memJars of the whole value.

ber thereof, will go into mourning for him one " If above five thousand and not exceeding six month, by the usual mode of wearing a crape thousand dollars, eighty cents on every hundred dol-round the left arm. lars of the whole value.

On motion, by Mr. SMITH, * If above six thousand and not exceeding seven Resolved, That the President of the Senate be thousand dollars, ninety cents on every hundred dol requested to notify the Executive of the State of lars of the whole value.

Virginia of the death of the Honorable RICHARD “If above seven thousand dollars, one hundred cents BRENT, late a Senator of the United States from on every hundred dollars of the whole value; which that Siale. duty shall be paid by the owner of the said household On motion, by Mr. SMITA, furniture."

Resolved, That, as an additional mark of reIt was determined in the negative-yeas 11, spect for the memory of the Honorable RICHARD Days 18, as follows:

Brent the Senate now adjourn.
YEA8—Messrs. Daggett, Dana, German, Gore, Hor.
sey, Hunter, King, Lambert, Mason, Smith, and

SATURDAY, December 31.
Thompson.
NaY8-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb Bledsoe, Brown,

The number of Senators present not being suffi-
Chace, Condit, Fromentin, Gaillard, Lacock, Morrow, cient to constitute a quorum, on motion, the
Roberts, Robinson, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum,

Senate adjourned.
Walker, and Wharton.
And the bill having been further amended, on

MONDAY, January 2, 1815.
the question, Shall the amendments be engrossed Mr. Lacock, from the committee to whom the
and read a third time as amended ? it was de- subject was referred, reported a bill for the relief
termined in the affirmative.

of William Gamble; and the bill was read, and
passed to the second reading.

The bill supplementary to the act, entitled "An
Friday, December 30.

act providing for the indemnification of certain
Joseph Kerr, appointed a Senator by the Le-claimants of public lands in the Mississippi Ter-
gislature of Ohio, in place of Thomas Worthing- ritory," was read the second time.
ion, resigned, produced his credentials, was quali The bill, entitled "An act to provide additional
fied and took his seat in the Senate.

revenues for defraying the expenses of Govern. Mr. Roberts presented the memorial of ihe ment, and maintaining the public credit, by durepresentatives of the religious society of Friends ties on household furniture, on horses kept exclu. in Penosylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, rep. sively for the saddle or carriage, and on gold and resenting that they are conscientiously prohibited silver watches," was read a third time as amended. from partaking in the sanguinary struggles of On the question, Shall this bill pass as amendwar, and praying a solemn act of legislative con- ed? it was determined in the affirmative-yeas sent to the righis of conscience; and the memo-16, nays 9, as follows: rial was read, and referred to the committee on YEA8-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Brown, Chace, Conthe militia of the United States, lo consider and dit, Gaillard, Kerr, Lacock, Morrow, Roberts, Robinreport thereon by bill or otherwise.

son, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, Walker, and Wharton. Mr. MORRow presented several petitions, signed Nays-Messrs. Daggett, Horsey, Hunter, King, by a great number of the inhabitanıs of the State Lambert, Mason, Smith, Thompson, and Wells. of olio, remonstrating against the transportation So it was Resolved, That this bill pass with and opening of the mail on the Sabbath ; and the amendments. petitions were read, and referred to the committee On motion, by Mr. Taylor, the title was to whom were referred, on the 26th instant, sev amended by striking out the words “on horses eral petitions on the same subject, to consider kept exclusively for the saddle or carriage." and report thereon by bill or otherwise.

The Senale resumed the consideration of the Mr. 'SMITH announced the death of the Hon- motion submitted the 281h ultimo, by Mr. VARorable Richard Brent, a Senator from the State Num, which was amended and agreed to as folof Virginia, who deceased this morning.

lows: Whereupon, on motion, by Mr. SMITH,

Resolved, That the committee to whom was Resolved. That a commitee be appointed to referred so much of the Message of the President take order for superintending the funeral of the of the United States, of the twentieth day of Honorable RICHARD BŘENT; and that the Sen September last, as relates to the Military Estab

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SENATE. lishment, be instructed to inquire into the expe The Message and report therein referred to diency of authorizing and requesting the Presi. were read, and ordered io be printed for the use dent of the United States to call upon the proper of the Senate. authority in each State and Territory to furnish, Mr. Brown, from the committee to whom was according to the provisions of, and for the pur- referred the bill, entitled "An act to authorize the peses prescribed by, the Constitution of the Uni President of the United States to accept the sered States, their respective proportions of eighty vices of volunteers, who may associate and organthousand militia, officers included, armed and ize themselves, and offer iheir services to the equipped according to law, to serve for nine Government of the United States," reported it months, after they shall arrive at their respective with amendmenis. places of rendezvous, unless sooner discharged; The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the to be organized into companies, regiments, bri-Whole, the consideration of the bill authorizing gades, and divisions, by the proper authority in the President of the United States to cause to be each State and Territory, agreeable to the prio- built, equipped, and employed, one or more floatciples of law which provide for the organization ing batieries, for the delence of the waters of the of the militia of the United States, and holden United States; and the bill having been amended, in readiness to take the field by the first day of the President reporied it to the House accordApril next: the apportionment among the Stales ingly. and Territories to be made in the bill, in con. On motion, by Mr. Daggert, the further conformity with the provisions of the Constitution, sideration thereof was postponed until 10-morrow. for apportioning direct laxes.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion for the choice of an Assistant Doorkeeper

Tuesday, January 3. to the Senate; and, on motion, by Mr. TURNER,

The bill for the relief of William Gamble was the further consideration thereof was postponed read the second time. to the first Monday in February.

The Senate resumed the motion made the 2d Mr. Horsey submitted the following motion instant, by Mr. HORSEY, which was amended and for consideration:

agreed to, as follows: Resolved, that the Fiscal Committee be instructed

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to to prepare and report a bill allowing drawbacks of the the duties imposed on goods, wares, and merchan.

prepare and report a bill allowing drawbacks of duties imposed on goods, wares, and merchandise, manufactured within the United States, and which dise, manufactured within the United States, and shall be exported from the United States to any foreign which shall be exported from the United States port or place.

to any foreign port or place.

Ordered, That Messrs. HORSEY, SMITA, and The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Dana, be the committee. Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “An The Senate resumed the consideration of the act to provide additional revenues for defraying resolution reported, on the 28th November. by the the expenses of Government, and maintaining Committee on Naval Affairs, relative to the inthe public credit, by laying a direct tax upup the expediency of conferring naval rank by brevet. United States, and to provide for assessing and On motion, by Mr. Tars, the further considercollecting the same."

ation thereof was postponed to the second MonOn motion, by Mr. TURNER, to strike out, sec-day in March Dext. tion 1, line 3, "six millions," and to insert, in lieu The Senale resumed the consideration of the thereof, “ four millions five hundred thousand :" bill, entitled "An act to provide additional reveit was determined in the negative-yeas 7, nays nues for defraying the expenses of Government, 20, as follows:

and maintaining the public credit, by laying a Yeas—Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Condit, Lambert, direct tax upon the United States, and to provide Smith, Turner, and Wharton.

for assessing and collecting the same.". Nays-Messrs. Bledsoe, Brown, Chace, Daggett, On motion, by Mr. Mason, to amend the twentyFromentin, Gaillard, German, Horsey, Hunter, Kerr, sevenih section, by striking out the following: King, Lacock, Mason, Morrow, Roberts, 'Tait, 'Taylor, “But in all cases where the property liable to a Thompson, Varnum, and Walker.

direct tax under this act, or the said act of Congress, On motion, by Mr. Brown, the further con- entitled "An act to lay and collect a direct tax within sideration thereof was pustponed until tomorrow. the United States,” shall not be divisible, so as to en

The following Message was received from the able the collector, by a sale of a part thereof, to raise PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

the whole amount of the tax, with all costs, charges,

and commissions, the whole of such property shall be To the Senate and House of

sold, the collector having first obtained the approbaRepresentatives of the United States :

tion, in writing, of the principal assessor for the disI lay before Congress a report of the Secretary of trict therefor; and the surplus of the proceeds of the the Treasury, containing a statement of proceedings sale, after satisfying the tax, costs, charges, and comunder the “Act to regulate the laying out and making missions, shall be paid to the owner of the property or a road from Cumberland, in the State of Maryland, to his legal representatives, or if he or they cannot be the State of Ohio."

found, or refuse to receive the same, then such surplus JAMES MADISON. shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States, JANUARY 2, 1816.

to be there held for the use of the owner, or his legal

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