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thereof be “ An act, for the relief of Jacob Babbitt and John Dennis."
Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill.
On motion by Mr. Daggett, Ordered, That the consideration of the engrossed bill, to limit the right of appeal from the circuit court of the United States, for the District of Columbia, be further postponed until Monday next.
The bill making appropriation for the construction of roads and canals, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed:
On motion by Mr. Fromentin, That the consideration thereof be postponed until the fourth day of July next;
It was determined in the negative, yeas 10,
On motion by Mr. Wilson,
nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are, Mess. Daggett, Mess. Mason, N. H. Fromentin,
Mason, of Va.
A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Dougherty their Clerk :
Mr. President- The President of the United States on the 22d instant approved and signed “ A resolution requesting the President to present medals to captain Charles Stewart, and the officers of the frigate Constitution;" “ A resolution requesting the President to present medals to captain James Biddle and the officers of the sloop of war Hornet," " An act to repeal the duties on certain articles manufactured within the United States ;” also 6 An act for the relief of Jonathan Rodgers jun. of Waterford, in the State of Connecticut."
The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed several enrolled bills, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President. And he withdrew.
The President signed the two enrolled bills last reported to have been examined ; and they were delivered to the committee, to be laid before the President of the United States.
Mr. Roberts reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill entitled “ An act concerning the convention to regulate the commerce between the territories of the United States and his Britannic Majesty.”
The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, 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 vernment, and maintaining the public credit by laying a direct tax upon the District of Columbia ; " and the bill having been amended ;
On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until Friday next.
Mr. Gore presented the petition of the treasurer and assistant treasurer of the Massachusetts Bible Society, praying to be allowed the benefit of drawback on a number of bibles exported by them, as stated in the petition ; which was read.
of goOn motion by Mr. Gore, 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 by bill or otherwise.
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.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1816.
Mr. Roberts reported, from the committee, that they had laid before the President of the United States, the enrolled 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 ;” also the enrolled bill entitled “ An act for the relief of John Redman Coxe.”
The bill for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrection, and repel invasion, and to repeal the laws heretofore passed for those purposes, was read the second time.
Mr. King, from the committee to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill for the benefit of the widow and children of Robert Fulton, deceased; and the bill was read.
Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.
Mr. Sanford presented the petition of Willet Coles, of the city of New-York, praying to be discharged from his imprisonment, for reasons stated in the petition; which was read.
On motion by Mr. Sanford, 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 by bill or otherwise.
The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion made the 26th inst. relative to unchartered banks within the District of Columbia, which, having been amended, was agreed to as follows:
Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inquire whether it would be expedient and proper to prohibit by law the formation of private banking associations, in future, within the District of Columbia, and also to consider and inquire whether it would be expedient and proper to prohibit by law the emission and circulation of the notes of all unchartered banks within the said District, with leave to report by bill or otherwise.
Ordered, That Mr Horsey, Mr. Mason, of NewHampshire, and Mr. Tait, be the committee.
The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to subscribe in behalf of the United States, for
shares in the capital stock of the Chesapeake and Delaware canal company.