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by them applied to pay the interest and to reimburse son, Dana, and Tait, were appointed the comthe principal of the said stock created by this act;" mittee.

And, after debate, the further consideration Mr. Dana submitted the following motions: thereof was postponed until to-morrow.

Resolved, That the committee to whom was referred so much of the President's Message as relates to naval

affairs, be instructed to inquire what provision should Friday, November 4.

be made for the appointment of officers above the Mr. GOLDSBOROUGH, from the committee to grade of captain, in the Navy of the United States. whom was referred the memorial of Bowie and Resolved, That the same committee be instructed to Kurtz, and others, made a report ; which was inquire what provision should be made for conferring read.

naval rank, by brevet, in consideration of meritorious He also reported a bill for the relief of Bowie service. and Kuriz, and others, and the bill was read, and Mr. Giles, from the Committee on Military passed to the second reading.

Affairs, reported, in part, a bill making further Mr. Tait, from the Committee on Naval Af- provision for filling the ranks of the Army of the fairs, to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An United States; and the bill was read, and passed act for the relief of the petty officers and seamen to the second reading. under the command of Captain Joshua Barney," reported it without ameodment.

[The 1st section of this bill provides that recruiting The Senate resumed the motion made yester the United States any free, effective, able-bodied man

officers shall be authorized to enlist into the Army of day, instructing the Committee on Military Af- between the ages of eighteen and fifty years. fairs to inquire into the expediency of establishing

The 2d section repeals so much of former acts as by law an additional number of military acade- requires the consent in writing of the parent, master mies, and agreed thereto.

or guardian, to authorize the enlistment of persons unThe bill supplementary to an act laying duties der 21 years of age, provided masters of apprentices on notes of banks, bankers, and certain compa- who enlist shall receive a certain portion of the bounty pies; on notes, bends, and obligations, discounted money, &c. by banks, bankers, and certain companies; and The 3d section allows to future recruits three hun. on bills of exchange of certain descriptions, was dred and twenty acres of land, in lieu of the land read the second time.

bounty now allowed by law. The resolution authorizing the Committee of

The 4th section provides that any person subject Accounts to audit and control the accounts for to militia duty, who shall, according to law, furnish a the funeral expenses of Samuel A. Olis, Esquire, recruit for the Army, at his own expense, to serve late Secretary of the Senate, was read a third during the war, shall thereafter be exempt from militia time.

duty during the war,” &c.] Resolved, unanimously, That this resolution Mr. Giles also reported, in part, a bill to aupass, as follows:

thorize the President of the United States to call " That the Committee of Accounts be author- upon the several States and Territories thereof ized to audit and control the accounts for the for their respective quotas of thousand milifuneral expenses of Samuel A. Olis, Esquire, tia, for the defence of the frontiers of the United late Secretary of the Senate, and for a monu- States; which was read, and passed to the second ment erected to his memory; and that the ex. reading. penses be paid out of the contingent fund of the The bill for the relief of Bowie and Kurtz, and Senate."

others, was read the second time. The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the The bill, entitled "An act to authorize a loan Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An for a sum not exceeding three millions of dollars," act to authorize a loan for a sum not exceeding was read a third time as amended, and passed, three millions of dollars," together with the with amendments. amendments proposed thereto by Mr. GORE; and The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the having agreed to the amendments, the President Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "AR reported the bill to the House accordingly. act for the relief of the petty officers and seamen

On the question, Shall the amendments be en- under the command of Captain Joshua Barney;" grossed and the bill read a third time as amend- and the bill having been amended, the President ed ? it was determined in the affirmative. reported it to the House accordingly; and,

On the question, to agree to the amendment,

made in Committee of the Whole, to strike out, SATURDAY, November 5.

of lines 6 and 7, "and losses;” it was determined Mr. ANDERSON presented the petition of Ed in the negative. ward Barry, sailingmaster, and George Hodge, On motion, by Mr. Brown, the further considboatswain, in the navy yard of the United States, eration thereof was postponed until Monday next. at Washington, praying indemnification for the The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the loss of household furniture, books, and instru- Whole, the consideration of the bill supplementments of navigation, destroyed by the fire, as is ary to 'an acı laying duties on noies of banks, stated in the petition ; which was read, and re- bankers, and certain companies ; on notes, boods, ferred to a select committee, to consider and report and obligations, discounted by baoks, bankers, and thereon by bill or otherwise ; and Messrs. ANDER-1 certain companies; and on bills of exchange of

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Uniform Militia.

NOVEMBER, 1814. certain descriptions; and, after debate, the further the Committee on Naval Affairs, to consider and consideration thereof was postponed until Mon- report thereon by bill or otherwise. day next.

Tuesnay, November 8.
MONDAY, November 7.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the On motion, by Mr. Giles,

motion made yesterday, by Mr. FROMENTIN, in Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate relation to the non-compliance with the resolucause to be procured and delivered to each mem

tions passed by the Senate on the 18th of March, ber of the Senate a copy of the military laws and 1814; and on motion by Mr. Tait, the further rules and regulations for the Army of the United consideration thereof was postponed until MonStates.

day next. The bill making further provision for filling 'The Senate resumed the motion made yesterthe ranks of the Army of the United States, was day, by Mr. Mason, requesting a statement of read the second time, and the further considera enlistments within each State or Territory for tion thereof postponed to, and made the special the Army of the United States since the comorder of the day for to-morrow.

mencement of the present war; and, on motion, The bill to authorize the President of the Uni; the further consideration thereof was postponed. ted States to call upon the several States and

A message from the House of Representatives Territories thereof, for their respective quotas of informed the Senate that the House have appointed

thousand militia, for the defence of the fron- a committee on their part, jointly with the committiers of the United States, was read the second tee to be appointed on the part of the Senate, lo time.

wait on the President of the United States and The Senate resumed the consideration of the request him to recommend a day of public humilmotions made the 5th instant, by Mr. Dana, for iation, fasting, and prayer, in pursuance of the instructing the Committee on Naval Affairs rel- joint resolution passed for that purpose. ative to the appointment of naval officers above

UNIFORM MILITIA. the grade of captain, and for conferring naval rapko by brevet, in consideration of meritorious the Militia of the United States, reported, in part,

Mr. WORTHINGTON, from the Committee on service; and agreed thereto. Mr. FROMENTIN submitted the following mo

a bill further in addition to an act, entitled "An tion for consideration :

act inore effectually to provide for the pațional

defence by establishing a uniform militia throughResolved, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be directed to inquire into the causes which may have out the United States;" and the bill was read, prevented, till now, a compliance with the following

and passed to the second reading, resolutions, passed by the Senate on the 18th March,

The bill is as follows: 1814 :

A bill further in addition to the act, entitled an act Resolved, That it be the duty of the Secretary of more effectually to provide for the national defence the Navy to devise and digest a system for the better by establishing a uniform militia throughout the Uniorganization of the Department of the Navy of the ted States. United States, and to report the same to the Senate at

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprethe commencement of their next session."

sentatives of the United States of America in ConResolved, That it be the duty of the Secretary of the Navy to digest, or cause to be digested, all the rected to be enrolled by the first section of an act, enti

gress assembled, That, in addition to the citizens dilaws now in force relative to the naval establishment tled "An act more effectually to provide for the national and marine corps, and to report the same to the Sen. defence by establishing a uniform militia throughout ate at the commencement of their next session.”

the United States," each and every free able-bodied Mr. Mason submitted the following motion: white male citizen of the United States and Territories

Resolved, That the President of the United States thereof, who is or shall be between the ages of sixteen be, and he is hereby, requested to cause to be laid be- and eighteen years, shall severally and respectively be fore the Senate a statement of the number of privates immediately enrolled in the militia, by the Captain or and non-commissioned officers enlisted within each commanding officer of the company within whose State or Territory for the Army of the United States, bounds such citizen shall reside, and, when enrolled since the commencement of the present war; specify and notified according to law, shall be holden to arm ing the year of their enlistments, and the term of time and equip himself, and to do and perform all the duties, for which they were enlisted; and, also, the number and be subject to all the penalties in cases of neglect, of commissioned officers of each rank in the Army of as now are, or shall hereafter be, provided for by law the United States, specifying the number, with their for the government of the militia of the United States, respective ranks, belonging to each State or Territory. except that such citizen shall not be subject to be Mr. Smitu presented the petition of George P. draughted into the actual service of the United States

while he remains under the age of eighteen years. Stevenson and others, merchants and shipowners of the city of Baltimore, praying that the owners every free able-bodied white male citizen of the United

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That each and of private armed vessels may receive an adequate States and Territories thereof, of the age of eighteen compensation for every ton of shipping belonging years, and under the age of forty-five years, who, by to the enemy, which they shall burn, sink, or de- the laws of the United States, or any other State or stroy, on the high seas; for reasons stated at large Territory thereof, have been exempted from common in the petition ; which was read, and referred to I trainings for the purpose of discipline, or from militia

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SENATE. duty generally, with every free able-bodied white male

Wednesday, November 9. citizen of the age of forty-five years, and under the age of fifty years, except ministers of the gospel, shall be the part of the Senate, jointly with the commit

Resolved, That a committee be appointed on commanding officer of the company within whose tee appointed by the House of Representatives, bounds such citizen shall reside, and, when so enrolled to wait on

the President of the United States and and notified according to law, such citizen shall be request him to recommend a day of humiliation, bolden to arm and equip himself , and to do and per- lution passed

for that purpose.

fasting, and prayer, in pursuance of the joint resoform all the duties, and be subject to all the penaltics, in case of neglect, as now are, or shall hereafter be,

Ordered, That Mr. Robinson be the commitprovided for by law for the government of the militia tee on the part of the Senate. of the United States, except that such citizen shall not Mr. ROBERTS, from the committee to whom be subject to attend the trainings of militia for dis- was referred the memorial of Oliver Evans, recipline.

ported a bill to extend the time of Oliver Evans's ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES.

patent for his improvement on steam engioes;

and the bill was read, and passed to the second The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the reading. Whole, the consideration of the bill making fur The Senate resumed the consideration of the ther provision for filling the ranks of the Army motion made the 7th instant, by Mr. Mason, which of the United States.

was amended and agreed to, as follows: On motion, by Mr. Mason, to strike out the “ Resolved, That ihe President of the United third section of the bill amended, as follows: States be, and he is hereby, requested to cause

“Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, in lieu of to be laid before the Senate a statement, as the bounty of one hundred end sixty acres of land, now far as practicable, of the number of privates and allowed by law, there shall be allowed to each non- non-commissioned officers enlisted within each commissioned officer and soldier hereafter enlisted, State or Territory for the Army of the United when discharged from service, who shall have obtained States, since the commencement of the present from the commanding officer of his company, battalion, war; specifying the year of their enlistments, or regiment, a certificate that he had faithfully per. and the term of time for which they were enlistformed his duty whilst in service, three hundred and ed; and also the number of commissioned offitwenty acres of land, to be surveyed, laid off, and cers of each rank, in the Army of the United granted, under the same regulations, and in every re- States, specifying ihe number, with their respect. spect in the manner, now prescribed by law; and the ive ranks, belonging to each Śtate or Territory." widow and children, and, if there be no widow nor

The bill further in addition to an act, entitled child, the parents, of every non-commissioned officer “ An act more effectually to provide for the naand soldier enlisted according to law, who may be tional defence by establishing a uniform militia killed or die in the service of the United States, shall be entitled to receive the three handred and twenty

throughout the United States," was read the sec

ond time. acres of land as aforesaid ; but the same shall not pass to collateral relations; any law heretofore passed to

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the the contrary notwithstanding.”

Whole, the consideration of the bill making furIt was determined in the negative-yeas 6, of the United States.

ther provision for filling the ranks of the Army Days 22, as follows:

On motion, by Mr. Dana, to strike out, section Yeas Messrs. Daggett, Goldsborough, Horsey, two, line one, after the word " that," so much of Mason, Smith, and Thompson.

the fifth section of the act passed the 25th day of Nars--Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Bledsoe, Brent, January, 1813, entitled "An act supplementary to Brown, Chace, Condit, Dana, Fromentin, Gaillard, the act, entitled 'An act for the more perfeot orGerman, Giles, Lacock, Lambert, Morrow, Roberts, ganization of the Army of the United States, as Robinson, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, and Whea. requires the consent in writing of the parent, ton.

guardian, or master, to authorize the enlistment On motion, by Mr. GERMAN, 10 strike out, sec- of persons under the age of twenty-one years tiun one, line seven, after the word " years, the shall be and the same is hereby repealed." residue of the section, as follows: " which enlist On motion, it was agreed to take the question ment shall be absolute and binding upon all per: by yeas and nays. sons under the age of twenty-one years, as well After debate, on motion by Mr. HORSEY, the as upop all persons of full age, such recruiting further consideration thereof was postponed until officer having complied with all the requisitions to-morrow. of the laws regulating the recruiting service:” A message from the House of Representatives it was determined in the negative-yeas 9, nays informed the Senate that the House have passed 19, as follows:

the bill which originated in the Senate, entitled YEAsMessrs. Daggett, Dana, German, Goldsbo- "An act authorizing the President of the United rough, Hunter, King, Lambert, Mason, and Thomp- States to cause to be built or purchased the ves

sels therein described,” with an amendment, in Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Bledsoe, Brown, which they request the concurrence of the SenChace, Condit, Fromentin, Gaillard, Giles, Lacock, ate. They have also passed a bill, entitled "An Morrow, Roberts, Smith, Tait

, Taylor, Turner, Var" act for the relief of John Castille, of the city of aum, Wharton, and Worthington.

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NOVEMBER, 1814. currence of the Senate. They also inform theizing the President of the United States to cause Senate of the accidental loss of the amendments to be built or purchased the vessels therein deof the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act to au- scribed,” and agree to the conference proposed thorize a loan for a sum not exceeding three mil. thereon. lions of dollars ;” and request a substitution of Ordered, That Messrs. SMITH, FROMENTIN, the same.

and Tair, be the managers on the part of the On motion, the Senate proceeded to consider Senate. the message from the House of Representatives, The bill to extend the time of Oliver Evans's requesting the substitution of the amendments of patent for his improvement on steam engines was the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act to author- read the second lime. ize a loan for a sum not exceeding ibree millions The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of John of dollars."

Castille, of the city of New Orleans," was read On motion, by Mr. King, it was referred to a the second time. select committee, to consider and report thereon ; The Senate resumed, as in committee of the and Messrs. King, BiBB, and Bledsoe, were ap- Whole, the consideration of the bill making furpointed the committee.

ther provision for filling the ranks of the Army of The bill last brought up for concurrence was the United States, together with the amendment read, and passed to the second reading.

proposed thereto, yesterday, by Mr. DANA; and, The Senate proceeded to consider the amend- after debate, on motion by Mr. Roberts, the furment of the House of Representatives to the bill, ther consideration thereol was postponed until toentitled "An act authorizing the President of the morrow. United States to cause to be built or purchased A message from the House of Representatives the vessels therein described ;” and, on motion informed the Senate that the House disagree to by Mr. Smith, resolved not to concur therein. the amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled

"An act to authorize a loan for a sum not exceed

ing three millions of dollars." THURSDAY, November 10.

On motion, by Mr. Bibb, that the Senate recede A message from the House of Representatives from their amendments to the bill last mentioned, informed the Senate that the House insist on it was determined in the negative-yeas 6, nays their amendment disagreed to by the Senate, 10 26, as follows: the bill, entitled "An act authorizing the Presi Yes-Messrs. Bibb, Brent, Dana, Morrow, Roberts, dent of the United States to cause to be built or and Turner. purchased the vessels therein described ;" they Navs-Messrs. Anderson, Bledsoe, Brown, Cbace, ask a conference on the disagreeing votes of the Condit, Daggett, Fromentin, Gaillard, German, Giles, two Houses, and have appointed managers on Goldsborough, Gore, Horsey, Hunter, King, Lacock, their part. They have passed a bill, entitled "An Lambert, Mason, Smith, Tait, Taylor, Thompson, act authorizing the Secretary of State, during the Varnum, Walker, Wharton, and Worthington. continuance of the present war, to make an addi Oa motion, by Mr. GORE, tional allowance to the owners and masters of

Resolved, That they insist on their amendvessels for bringiog back to the United States ments, and ask a conference on the disagreeing destitute and distressed American seamen;" in votes of the two Houses. which bill they request the concurrence of the Ordered, That Messrs. GORE, Giles, and King, Senate.

be the managers at the said conference on the part The bill last mentioned was read, and passed of the Senate. to the second reading.

Mr. Giles, from the Committee on Military Mr. King, from the committee to whom was Affairs, reported, in part, sundry documents rereferred the message of the House of Represent-ceived from the Secretary of the Department of atives of the 9th instant, reported the following War, showing the number of men who have been order:

recruited in the Army of the United States durOrdered, That a copy, duly engrossed, of the ing the present year'; which was read, and oramendments made by ihe Senate to the bill, enti- dered to be printed for the use of the Senate. tled "An act authorizing a loan for a sum not exceeng a sum of three millions of dollars," be carried by the Secretary of the Senate to the House

Friday, November 11. of Representatives, pursuant to the request con The bill, entitled "An act authorizing the Sectained in their message of the 9ih instant.

retary of State, during the continuance of the On the question, Will the Senate concur in the present war, to make an additional allowance to report of ihe committee ? it was determined in the owners and masters of vessels for bringing the affirmative.

back to the United States destitute and distressed Mr. FROMENTIN, from the committee, reported American seamen," was read the second time. the amendments to the bill last mentioned duly The Senale resumed, as in Committee of the engrossed.

Whole, the consideration of the bill "making On motion, by Mr. Tait,

further provision for filling the ranks of the Army Resolved, That the Senate insist on their disa of the United States," together with the amendgreement to the amendment of the House of Rep- ment proposed thereto by Mr. Dana, the ninth resentatives to the bill, entitled "An act author liostani.

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On the question, Will the Senate agree to the Whole, the consideration of the bill to authorize amendment proposed ? it was determined in the the President of the United States to call upon negative--yeas 11, nays 21, as follows:

the several States and Territories thereof for Yous-Messrs. Daggett, Dana, German, Goldsbo- their respective quotas of thousand men, for rough, Gore, Horsey, Hunter, King, Lambert, Mason, the defence of the frontiers of the United States. and Thompson.

On motion, by Mr. ANDERSON, to strike out, sec Nare-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Bledsoe, Brent, tion 2, line 7, after the word “ of," " Iwo years ;"> Brown, Chace, Condit, Fromentin, Gaillard, Giles, after debate, on motion, by Mr. Daggert, the furLacock, Morrow, Roberts, Robinson, Smith, Tait, ther consideration thereof was postponed until Wharton, Taylor, Varnum, Walker, and Worthing. Monday next. ton.

The President communicated a letter from And the PRESIDENT reported the bill to the the Secretary for the Department of Navy, transHouse amended. On the question, Shall this bill mitting a digest of the laws of the United States, be engrossed and read a third time as amended ? in relation to the Naval Establishment and mait was determined in the affirmative.

rine corps, made in obedience to a resolution of Mr. Smith, from the committee of conference the Senate of the 18th March, 1814; which was on the amendment of the House of Representa- read. tives to the bill, entitled "An act authorizing the Mr. Gore, from the managers on the part of President of the United States to cause to be the Senate ai the conference on the amendments built or purchased the vessels therein described,” of the Senate, disagreed to by the House of Repreported that the conferees had agreed to a modi- resentatives, to the bill, entitled "An act to aufication of the amendment; and the report was thorize a loan for a sum not exceeding three milread.

lions of dollars," reported that the Senate do On the question, Will the Senate concur in the recede from their amendments to the said bill, report of the committee of conference ? it was except so much thereof as strikes out the last determined in the affirmative Whereupon, clause of the fifth section, and do agree, as a sub

Resolved, That the Senate concur in the amend. stitute therefor, to the two following sections, viz: ment of the House of Représentatives to the bill “Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That, in adlast mentioned, so as to adopt the report of the dition to the annual sum of eight millions of dollars, managers at the conference.

heretofore appropriated to the Sinking Fund, adequate A message from the House of Representatives and permanent funds shall, during the present session informed the Senate that they insist on their dis- of Congress, be provided and appropriated for the payagreement to the amendments of the Senate to ment of the interest and the reimbursement of the the bill, entitled "An act to authorize a loan for principal of said stock created by this act. a sum not exceeding three millions of dollars." “sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That an adThey agree to the conference proposed on the equate and permanent Sinking Fund, gradually to resubject, and have appointed managers on their duce and eventually to extinguish the public debt, part. They have passed a bill, entitled "An act contracted and to be contracted during the present io authorize the Commissioner of the Revenue war, shall also be established during the present sesto cause a clerk in his office to aid him in signing

sion of Congress. licenses ;"' in which bill they request the concurs denominated the 8th section.”

"And that the 6th section of the said bill shall be rence of the Senate. The bill last mentioned was read, and passed

On the question, Will the Senate concur in to the second reading.

the report of the committee of conference? it was determined in the affirmative.

Whereupon. Resolved, That the Senate so far SATURDAY, November 12.

recede from their amendments to the bill last The bill making further provision for filling mentioned, as to agree to the report of the com. the ranks of the Army of the United States, hav- mittee of conference. ing been reported by the committee correctly engrossed was read a third time, and passed. The bill, entitled "An act to authorize the Com.

MONDAY, November 14. missioner of the Revenue to cause a clerk in bis Mr. WORTHINGTON presented the petition of office to aid him in signing licenses,” was read Benjamin W. Ladd, Joseph Ladd, and Thomas the second time.

Norvell, stating that, being proprietors of certain A message from the House of Representatives warrants for land granted by the State of Virginia informed the Senate that the House bave passed to the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line a bill, entitled "An act to authorize the publica-on Continental Establishment, they have caused tion of the laws of the United States within the them to be located on the tract reserved by that Territories of the United States ;” also, a bill en State for satisfying similar claims; that, in conlitled "An act for the relief of John Chalmers, sequence of the line of the reserve aforesaid bejunior,” in which bills they request the concur-ing unsetiled, the location has been made on rence of the Senate.

laods previously granted by the United States, The two bills last mentioned were read, and but it is believed within the limits of the reserpassed to the second reading.

vation. They therefore pray an indemnification The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the for surrendering the lands thus located, to the oce

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