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1, beyond the said boundary line, which way barred or defeated, by reason of any law of

brought into the limits of a collection any Slate authorizing or directing a stay or susmay and shall be seized and forfeited, pension of process, proceedings, judgment, or experson so introducing the sameshall, more-ecution: Provided, That final decrees and judg. irfeit and pay one thousand dollars; one ments in civil actions, passed or rendered in any of which shall be to the use of the in- State court by virtue hereof, may be re-examined and the other for the use of the United in the circuit court of the United States, in the

Provided, nevertheless, That no person same manner, and under the same limitations, as all have removed his still out of one col- are prescribed by the twenty-second section of district into another, shall be liable to take the act to establish the judicial courts of the Unither license during the period of any ex- ted States, passed the twenty-fourth of Septemcense obtained for the same.

ber, seventeen hundred and eighty-nine. 21. And be it further enacted, That it Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the

the duty of the collectors of the direct state or county couris aforesaid, and the prinI internal duties, to prosecute for breaches cipal or presiding judge of any such court, shall -rovisions contained in the two preceding be, and are hereby, authorized to exercise all and

every power, in cases cognizable before them by - 22. And be it further enacted, That noth-virtue of this act, for the purpose of obtaining a :tained in the act or acts imposing a duty mitigation or remission of any fine, penalty, or *s at auction of goods, wares, and mer- forfeiture, which may be exercised by the judges *e, shall be construed to apply to the sale of the district courts of the United States, in goods or chattels other than merchandise. cases brought before them by virtue of the law oved, March 3, 1815.

of the United States, passed on the third of March, one thousand seven hundred and pinety-seven, en

titled “Anact to provide for mitigating or remitting to vest more effectually in the State Courts' the forseitures, penalties, and disabilities, accruiog n the District Courts of the United States' in certain cases therein mentioned;") and in the iction in the cases therein mentioned.

exercise of the authority by this section given to enacted, fc., That the respective State the said State or county courts, or the principal ty courts, within or next adjoining a col- or presiding judge as aforesaid, they shall be district, established by any act of Congress governed, in every respect, by the provisions of

being, or hereafter to be passed, for the the law last mentioned, with this difference only, on of any direct tax or internal duties of that instead of potifying the district attorneys of ited States, shall be, and are hereby, au- the United States, the said courts, or the presidd to take cognizance of all complaints, ing judge as aforesaid, shall, before exercising od prosecutions, for taxes, duties, fines, said authorities, cause reasonable notice to be es, and forfeitures, arising and payable un- given to the substitute or deputy, who may have у of the acts passed, or to be passed, as been appointed to sue or prosecute for the United id, or where bonds are given under the said States, as aforesaid, that he may have an opporind the district attorneys of the United unity of showing 'cause against the mitigation are hereby authorized and directed to ap- or remission of such fine, penalty, or forfeiture. ny warrant, an attorney, as their substitute Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the disity, in all cases where necessary to sue or trict court of the United States shall have cogile for the United States, in any of the nizance, concurrent with the courts and magisate or county courts, within the sphere of trates of the several States, and the circuit courts jurisdiction the said district attorneys do of the United States, of all suits at common law, emselves reside or practice; and the said where the United States, or any officer thereof, ute or deputy shall be sworn or affirmed to under the authority of any act of Congress, shall thful execution of his duty.

sue, although the debt, claim, or other matter i 2. And be it further enacted, That the in dispute, shall not amount to one hundred ection conferred by the foregoing section dollars.

e considered as attaching in the cases there Approved, March 3, 1815.
:ified without regard to the amount or sum
troversy, and that it shall be concurrent
be jurisdiction of the district courts of the

RESOLUTIONS. I States; but may, nevertheless, be exercised es where the fine, penalty, or forfeiture, may been incurred, or the cause of action or com Resolutions, expressive of the sense of Congress of have arisen, at a less, as well as a greater

the gallant conduct of Captain Thomas Macdonce than fisty miles from the nearest place

ough, the officers, seamen, marines, and infantry V established for the holding of a district

serving as marines, on board the United States? of the United States. But in all suits or

squadron on Lake Champlain. utions instituted by or on behalf of the Resolved, by the Senate and House of Repred States in any Slate or county court, the sentatives of the United States of America in ss, proceedings, judgment, and execution Congress assembled, That the thaoks of Conn shall not be delayed, suspended, or in any Igress be, and the same are hereby, presented to

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Captain Thomas Macdonough, and, through him, in the action with the British brig Epervier, to the officers, petty officers, seamen, marines, on the twenty-ninth day of April, in the year and infantry serviog as marines, attached to the one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, ia squadron under his command, for the decisive which action the decisive effect and great superiand splendid victory gained on Lake Champlain, ority of the American gunoery were so signally on the eleventh of September, in the year one displayed. thousand eight hundred and fourteen, over a Approved, October 21, 1814. British squadron of superior force.

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause gold medals to be Resolution, expressive of the sense of Congress relastruck, emblematical of the action between the tive to the capture of the British sloop Reindee. by two squadrons, and to present them to Captain

the American sloop Wasp. Macdonough and Captain Robert Henly, and also Resolved, fc., That the President of the Unito Lieutenant Stephen Cassin, in such manner as ted States be requested to present to Captain may be most honorable to them; and that the Joboston Blakely, of the sloop Wasp, a gold medal, President be further requested to present a silver with suitable devices, and a silver medal, with medal, with suitable emblems and devices, to like devices, to each of the commissiobed officers

, each of the commissioned officers of the Navy and also a sword to each of the midsbipmen, and and Army serving on board, and a sword to each the sailingmaster, of the aforesaid vessel

, in tes of the midshipmen and sailingmasters, who so timony of the high sense entertained by Congress nobly distinguished themselves in that memor of the gallantry and good conduct of the oficers able conflict.

and crew, in the action with the British sloop of Resolved, That the President of the United war Reindeer, on the twenty-eigbth of Jane, in States be requested to present a silver medal, the year one thousand eighi' hundred and foorwith like emblems and devices, to the nearest teen; in which action determined bravery aed male relative of Lieutenant Peter Gamble, and of cool intrepidity, in nineteen minutes, obtained a Lieutenant John Stansbury, and to communicate decisive victory, by boarding. to them the deep regret which Congress feel for Approved, November 3, 1814. the loss of those gallant men, whose names ought to live in the recollection and affection of a grateful country. .

Resolutions, expressive of the sense of Congress of the Resolved, That three months' pay be allowed, gallantry and good conduct with which the reputsexclusively of the common allowance, to all tion of the arms of the United States has been sts the petty officers, seamen, marines, and infantry

tained by Major General Brown, Major General serving as marines, who so gloriously supported

Scott, Major General Porter, Major General Gaines, the honor of the American flag on that mem

Major General Macomb, and Brigadiers Ripley and

Miller. orable day. Approved, October 20, 1814.

Resolved, fc., That the thanks of Coogress bez and they are hereby, presented to Major General

Brown, and, through him, to the officers and mea, Resolution, empowering the Joint Library Committee of the regular army, and of the militia, under bis

of Congress to contract for the purchase of Mr. Jef-command, for their gallantry and good condoet ferson's library.

in the successive battles of Chippewa, Niagara, Resolved, fc., That the Joint Library Commit- and Erie, in Upper Canada, in which British vettee of the two Houses of Congress be, and they eran troops were beaten and repulsed by equal or are hereby, authorized and empowered to con- inferior dumbers; and that the President of the tract, on their part, for the purchase of the library United States be requested to cause a gold medal of Mr. Jefferson, late President of the United to be struck, emblematical of these triumphs, and States, for the use of both Houses of Congress; presented to Major General Browo. and that the committee lay the terms of said con Resolved, that the President of the United tract before Congress, for their ratification. States be requested to cause a gold medal to be Approved, October 21, 1814.

struck, with suitable emblems and devices and

presented to Major General Scott, in testimos Resolution, expressive of the sense of Congress rela- distinguished services in the conflicts of Clippe

of the high sense entertained by Congress e his tive to the victory of the Peacock over the Epervier.

wa and Niagara, and of his uniform gallantry and Resolved, fc., That the President of the United good conduct in sustaining the reputatiea of the States be requested to present to Captain Lewis arms of the United States. Warrington, of the sloop of war Peacock, a gold Resolved, That the President of tảe United medal, with suitable emblems and devices, and a States be requested to cause gold medals to be silver medal, with like emblems and devices, to struck, with suitable emblems and devices, and each of the commissioned officers, and a sword presented to Brigadier General Ripley, Brigadier to each of the midshipmen, and io the sailing General Miller, and Major General Porter, ia tesmaster, of the said vessel, in testimony of the timony of the high sepse entertained by Congress high sense entertained by Congress of the gal- of their gallantry and good conduct in the several lantry and good conduct of the officers and crew, conflicts of Chippewa, Niagara, and Erie.

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Resolved, that the thanks of Congress be, and Resolutions, expressive of the high sense entertained they are hereby, presented to Major General by Congress of the patriotism and good conduct of Gaines, and, through him, to the officers and men the people of Louisiana and of New Orleans, during under his command, for their gallantry and good

the late military operations before that city. conduct, in defeating the enemy at Érie on the Resolved, fc., That Congress entertain a high fifteenth of August ; repelling, with great slaugh- sense of the patriotism, fidelity, zeal, and cour. ter, the attack of a British veteran army, superior age, with which the people of the State of Louin number; and that the President of the Uni- isiana promptly and unanimously stepped forth, ted States be requested to cause a gold medal under circumstances of imminent danger from a to be struck, emblematical of this triumph, and powerful invading army, in the defence of all the presented to Major General Gaines.

individual, social, and political rights held dear Resolved, That the thaoks of Congress bé, and by man. Congress declare and proclaim that the they are hereby, presented to Major General brave Louisianians deserve well of the whole Macomb, and, through him, to the officers and people of the United States. men of the regular army under his command, and Resolved, That Congress entertain a high sense to the militia and volunteers of New York and of the generosity, benevolence, and humanity, disVermont, for their gallantry and good conduct played by the people of New Orleans, in volunin defeating the enemy at Plattsburg, on the elev. tarily affording the best accommodations in their enth of September; repelling, with one thousand power, and giving the kindest attentions, to the five hundred men, aided by a body of militia and wounded, not only of our own army, but also to volunteers from New York and Vermont, a Brit- the wounded prisoners of a vanquished foc. ish veteran army, greatly superior in number; Resolved, 'That the President of the United and that the President of the United States bé States be requested to cause the foregoing resolurequested to cause a gold medal to be struck, em- tions to be communicated to his Excellency, the blematical of this triumph, and presented to Ma- Governor of Louisiana, accompanied with a res jor General Macomb.

quest that he cause the greatest possible publicity Approved, November 3, 1814.

to be given to them, for the information of the
whole people of Louisiana.

Approved, February 22, 1815.
Resolution, requesting the President of the United

States to recommend a day of public humiliation, Resolutions, expressive of the high sense entertained
fasting, and prayer.

by Congress of the gallantry and good conduct of It being a duty, peculiarly incumbent in a time Commodore D. T. Patterson, and Major D. Carmick, of public calamity and war, humbly and devoutly and of the officers, seamen, and marines, under their to acknowledge our dependence on Almighty command, in the defence of New Orleans. God, and to implore his aid and protection : Resolved, fc., That Congress entertain a high Therefore,

sense of the valor and good conduct of CommoResolved, by the Senate and House of Repre- dore D. T. Patterson, of the officers, petty officers, sentatives of the United States of Americà in and seamen, attached to his command, for their Congress assembled, That a joint committee of prompt and efficient co-operation with General both Houses wait on the President of the Uni-Jackson, in the late gallant and successful defence ted States, and request that he recommend a day of the city of New Orleans, when assailed by a of public humiliation, prayer, and fasting, to be powerful British force. observed by the people of the United States with Resolved, That Congress entertain a high sense religious solemnity, and the offering of fervent of the valor and good conduct of Major Daniel supplications to Almighty God for the safety and Carmick, of the officers

, non-commissioned offiwelfare of these States, his blessing on their cers, and marines, under his command, in the dearms, and a speedy restoration of peace.

fence of the said city, on the late memorable oc-
casion.

Approved, February 22, 1815.
Resolution, for furnishing the American Antiquarian

Society with a copy of the Journals of Congress, and Resolutions, expressive of the thanks of Congress to
of the documents published under their order.

Major General Jackson, and the troops under his Resolved, fc., That one copy of the public Jour command, for their gallantry and good conduct in nals of the Senate and House of Representatives, the defence of New Orleans. and of the documents published under the orders of

Resolved, fc., That the thanks of Congress be, the Senate and House of Representatives, respec- and they are hereby, given to Major General tively, which have been, or shall be published by Jackson, and, through him, to the officers and sol. virtue of a resolution of the Senate and House diers of the regular army, of the militia, and of of Representatives, passed at the last session of the volunteers, under his command, the greater Congress, be transmitted to the Executive of the proportion of which troops consisted of militia Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for the use and and volunteers, suddenly collected together, for benefit of the American Antiquarian Society of their uniform gallantry and good conduct, conthe said Commonwealth.

spicuously displayed against the enemy, from the Approved, December 1, 1814,

time of his landing before New Orleans until his

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fipal expulsion therefrom; and particularly for aforesaid, in the month of April thereafter, to nothe valor, skill, and good conduct, on the eighth tify the lowest bidder or bidders (whose securities of January last, in repulsing, with great slaughter, are deemed sufficient) of the acceptance of his or a numerous British army, of chosen veteran their proposals : Provided, That this resolution troops, when attempting, by a bold and daring at- shall not be so construed, as to prevent the Sectack, to carry by storm the works hastily thrown relary and Clerk aforesaid from contracting for up for the protection of New Orleans; and there separate parts of the supplies of stationery and by obtaining a most signal victory over the enemy, printing required to be furnished. with a disparity of loss, on his part, unexampled Approved, March 3, 1815. in military annals.

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause to be struck, a gold Resolutions, relative to the distribution of the Law of medal, with devices emblematical of this splendid

the United States. achievement, and presented to Major General Resolved, fc., That the Secretary of State Jackson, as a testimony of the high sense enter- cause to be distributed, among the men bers of the tained by Congress of his judicious and distin- present Congress, copies of the laws of the United guished conduct on that memorable occasion. States, ordered by law to be printed, as soon as

Resolved, That the President of the United the same shall be completed. States be requested to cause the foregoing reso. Resolved, Thatso many of the remaining copies lutions to be communicated to Major General of the laws as are not already directed to be Jackson, in such terms as they may deem best distributed, be deposited in the Congressional calculated to give effect to the objects thereof. Library. Approved, February 27, 1815.

Approved, March 3, 1815.

A Resolution, directing the manner of providing sta- Resolution, for the appointment of a joint conmittee

tionery, and procuring the printing, for the Senate to wait upon the President, and request that he and House of Representatives.

recommend a day of thanksgiving to Aimghty God, Resolved, fc., That the Secretary of the Sen. for restoring to these United States the blessings of ate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives peace. be directed, immediately after the adjournment Resolced, fc., That a joint committee of both of the present, and each succeeding, Congress, to Houses wait upon the President of the United advertise, three weeks successively, in two news- States, and request that he recommend a day of papers printed in the District of Columbia, for thanksgiving, to be observed by the people of the proposals for supplying the Senate and House of United States, with religious solemnity, and the Representatives, during the succeeding Congress, offering of devout acknowledgments to Almighty with the necessary stationery and printing; God, for his great goodness, manifested in restét which advertisement shall describe the kind of ing to these Ŭnited States the blessing of peace. stationery and priating required; and that the

LANGDON CHEVĖS, proposals to be made be accompanied with suffi. cient security for their performance. And it

JOHN GAILLARD, shall be the duty of the Secretary and Clerk

President of the Senate

Speaker of the Heart

INDEX

TO THE PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE THIRD SESSION OF

THE THIRTEENTH CONGRESS.

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Osied 4 Accommodation of Congress, a resolution from

American Antiquarian Society, a resolution from
the House of Representatives, for a joint

the House of Representatives, for fur-
committee to inquire concerning the bet-

nishing a copy of the Journals of Congress
ter, &c.

95
to the

48
read twice, and ordered to a third reading 112 read a first time

91
read a third time, and negatived on the ques-

read a second time

92
tion of passage
116 read a third time, and passed

110
Mr. Horsey submitted a resolution, for a American Seamen, a Message from the President
committee to inquire into the expediency

of the United States, recommending the
of altering the Chambers for the better 235 exclusive employment of, in navigation,
twice read, and ordered to a third reading 237 referred to the Committee on Foreign
read a third time, and passed

244
Relations

275
a bill from said committee in pursuance,

report of said committee

278
read

253 Anacostia Bridge Company, a bill from the House
read a second time

257

of Representatives for the relief of the,
ordered to a third reading

260
twice read, and referred

227
read a third time, and passed

261 reported without amendment, and ordered
Additional Appropriations, a bill from the House

to a third reading

277
of Representatives making, for the year Armories, Arms, &c., Mr. Horsey submitted sun-
1814, read
123 dry resolutions concerning

92
read a second time, and referred
124 amended, and agreed to

94
reported without amendment, and ordered

a report from the War Department, in obe-
to a third reading

126 dience to the resolutions, showing the
read a third time, and passed

127

amount of expenditures on account of 269
a similar bill from the House of Representa-

Army of the United States, a bill making further
tives, for the service of 1815, read three

provision for filling the ranks of the, &c.,
times, and passed

292
read

38
Admirals. (See Naval Officers.)

read a second time

39
Algerine Cruisers, a confidential bill from the

amended, and ordered to a third reading 45
House of Representatives, for the protec-

read a third time, and passed

45
tion of the seamen and commerce of the

returned from the House of Representatives
United States against the, twice read, and

with amendments, which were concurred
ordered to a third reading

284
in

122
read a third time, and passed

291

Mr. Mason submitted a resolution, request-
Algiers, a Message from the
President of the Uni.

ing the President of the United States to
ted States concerning the hostile proceed-

cause to be laid before the Senate a state-
ings of the Dey of, referred to the Com-

ment of enlistments, appointments, &c.,
mittee of Foreign Relations

269
in the

39
the committee discharged from the further

amended, and agreed to
consideration of the subject

298

a bill from the House of Representatives, di-
Alleganey, a memorial of the owners of the ship,

recting the Staff officers of the, to comply
referred to a committee

27 with the requisitions of naval and marine
a bill for the relief of said owners, read

37
officers, in certain cases

122
read a second time, and referred
38 read a first time

123
reported, and recommitted

180
read a second time, and referred

124
again reported, without amendment

228

reported without amendment, and ordered
ordered to a third reading -
233 to a third reading -

126
read a third time, and passed
236 read a third time, and passed

127

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