Слике страница
PDF
ePub

It was determined in the affirmative, yeas 26,

nays 3.

On motion by Mr. Brown, The yeas and nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mess. Barbour,

Mess. Mason, of Va.
Barry,

Morrow,
Bibb,

Roberts
Condit,

Ruggles,
Daggett,

Talbot,
Gaillard,

Tait,
Harper,

Taylor,
Howell,

Thompson,
Hunter,

Tichenor,
King,

Turner,
Lacock,

Varnum.
Macon,

Williams,
Mason, of N. H. Wilson.
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mess. Brown,

Mr. Goldsborough. Fromentin, So it was Resolved, That the petitions of Nicholas Boilevin, John de Lassize, and Jumonville de Villiers, and others, are unreasonable, and ought not to be granted.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the committee on military affairs, on the petition of Daniel Renner, and Nathaniel H Heath whereupon

Resolved, That the petition of Daniel Rennerand Nathaniel H. Heath is unreasonable, and ought not to be granted; and that they have leave to withdraw their petition.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the committee on military affairs on the memorial of Catharine Robertson.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until Saturday next.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the committee on military affairs, on the petition of the representatives of Ignace Delino.

On motion by Mr. Barbour, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until Wednesday next.

The bill, for the relief of Jacob Babbitt and John Dennis, was read the second time,

The bill, to ascertain and establish the boundary of the tract reserved for satisfying the military bounties allowed to the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line, on continental establishment, was read the second time.

Mr. Roberts reported from the committee, that they had examined and found duly enrolled, the resolution to indemnify the sureties of commodore John Rodgers.

A Message from the President of the United States, by Mr. Todd, his Secretary.

Mr. President–The President of the United States this day approved and signed “ An act con

cerning certain courts of the United States, in the State of New-York."

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

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

Mr. President–The President of the United States this day approved and signed “ An act for the relief of William Morrissett.”

The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled resolution, I am directed to bring it to the Senate, for the signature of their President. And he withdrew.

The President signed the enrolled resolution last reported to have been examined, and it was delivered to the committee to be laid before the President of the United States.

After the consideration of executive business, the Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning; to which time the several orders of the day were postponed.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 1816.

Mr. Roberts, reported from the committee tlidt they had, on the 15th instant, laid before the President of the United States, the enrolled resolution to indemnify the sureties of commodore John Rodgers.

The President communicated a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, on the petition of Sa

[ocr errors]

rah Jarvis and others, prepared in obedience to the resolution of the Senate of the 12th instant; and the report was read.

The resolution requesting the President of the United States to present medals to captain Charles Stewart, and the officers of the frigate Constitution, was read the second time.

The resolution requesting the President of the United States, to present medals to captain James Biddle, and the officers of the sloop of war Hornet, was read the second time.

The bill entitled “ An act, to reduce the amount of direct tax upon the United States, and the District of Columbia, for the year 1816; and to repeal in part the act entitled · An act, to provide additional revenue for defraying the expenses of government, and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the United States, and to provide for assessing and collecting the same;' and also the act entitled · An act, to provide additional revenue for defraying the expenses of government, and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the District of Columbia ;was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee appointed on so much of the message of the President of the United States, as relates to finance and an uniform national currency; to consider and report-thereon.

The bill entitled “ An act, making appropriations for ordnance and ordnance stores, for the year 1816,” was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Daggett, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee last mentioned; to consider and report thereon.

The bill entitled “ An act, rewarding the officers and crew, of the sloop of war Hornet, for the capture, and destruction of the British sloop of war Penguin;" was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Tait, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee on naval affairs; to consider and report thereon.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, for the relief of Richard Mitcbill.

On motion by Mr. Daggett, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until Monday next.

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

Mr. President-The House of Representatives have passed the bill entitled “ An act, for to increase the pensions of Robert White and Jacob Wrighter," with amendments; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

On motion by Mr. Varnum, Ordered, That the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill last mentioned, together with the bill, be referred to the committee

« ПретходнаНастави »