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distinguishing the number of free persons from the number of all other persons, and the number of

persons on the east side of the Tombigby river, in the Mississippi Territory, from those on the west side of the river.

Mr. Campbell, from the committee on finance and an uniform national currency, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Robert Kidd,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Campbell, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Henry Malcolm,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Cambell, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled " An act to amend an act entitled "An act for the relief of Edward Hallowell,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. King, from the committee appointed on the subject, submitted the following motion for consideration :

Resolved, That the Senate approve of the alterations suggested for the enlargement of the Senate room, and the better arrangement of the offices of the Senate; and that the plan of the proposed alterations drawn by the surveyor of the public buildings, together with a copy of this resolution, be transmitted to the President of the United States.

After the consideration of executive business, the Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1816.

Mr. Brown, from the committee to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill for adjusting the claims to land, and establishing a land-office for the districts of lands lying east of the Mississippi river, and island of New Orleans; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Campbell, from the committee on finance and an uniform national currency, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act to abolish the existing duties on spirits distilled within the United States, and to lay other duties in lieu of those at present imposed on licenses to distillers of spirituous liquors,” reported it with an amendment.

The bill entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of government for the year 1816,” was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Lacock, Resolved, That it be referred to a select committee, to consider and report thereon.

Ordered, That Mr. Lacock, Mr. Daggett, and Mr. Morrow, be the committee.

The bill entitled “ An act continuing the salaries of certain officers of government,” was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Lacock, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee ļast mentioned, to consider and report thereon,

The bill entitled “An act making appropriations for the support of the military establishment of the United States for the year 1816,” was read the second time.

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

The bill entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of the navy of the United States, for the year 1816,” was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Howell, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee on naval affairs to consider and report thereon. The bill entitled 6 An act to increase the

pensions of invalids in certain cases, for the relief of invalids of the militia, and for the appointment of pension agents in those States where there is no commissioner of loans," was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Lacock, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee on the militia of the United States ; to consider and report thereon.

The bill to increase the compensation of the superintendents of the manufactories of arms at Springfield, and Harper's Ferry, was read the second time.

The bill concerning the annual sum appropriated for arming and equipping the militia, was read the second time.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for establishing a system of navigation for the United States, and the bill having been amended, the President reported it to the House accordingly; and the amendments having been concurred in,

On motion by Mr. Harper, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until to-morrow.

Mr. Harper submitted the following motions for consideration :

Resolved, That provision ought to be made by law, for excluding, gradually, from the naval and merchant service of the United States, all persons other than native citizens, or citizens heretofore naturalized.

Resolved, That provision ought to be made by law, for compelling merchant vessels of the United States to have on board a number of apprentices in proportion to the tonnage of such vessels, respectively.

Mr. Morrow, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled " An act to enable the people of the Indiana Territory to form a Constitution and State Government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States,” reported it with amendments, which were read.

Mr. Morrow, from the same committee, communicated a certified statement of the census of the Indiana Territory.

Mr. Roberts reported from the committee that

they had examined and found duly enrolled, the bill entitled “ An act to repeal the act entitled • An act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining the public credit, by laying duties on household furniture and on gold and silver watches,” the bill entitled “ An act in addition to an act to regulate the post-office establishment,” also the bill entitled 6 An act for the remission of certain duties on the importation of books for the use of Harvard College, and on the carriage and personal baggage of his excellency William Gore governor of the British Province of Upper Canada.”

The following written message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Todd, his Secretary:

To the Senate of the United States. I transmit to the Senate a report from the Secretary of the Treasury, complying with their resolutions of the 26th March last.

JAMES MADISON. 4th April, 1816. The message and report therein mentioned, were read.

The following message was also received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Todd, his Secretary:

Mr. President–The President of the United States, on the 2d instant, approved and signed “ An act to limit the right of appeal from the cir

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