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Secretaries be also directed to report their opinions on this subject to Congress at the commencement of its next session ; and also to report their opinions of the comparative public advantages to be derived from that canal, and the canal through the Dismal Swamp, mentioned by the Secretary of the Treasury in his report on the subject of roads and canals, made in pursuance of a resolution of the Senate of March 2, 1807.

Mr. Barbour, from the committee on military affairs, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Samuel Manac,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Wilson, from the committee to whom was referred the resolution requiring the Secretary of State to compile and print, once in every two years, a register of all officers and agents, civil, military and naval, in the service of the United States," reported it without amendment.

Mr. Wilson, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act to establish post-roads,” reported it with amendments, which were read.

The four bills brought up yesterday for concurrence were read.

Ordered, That they severally pass to the second reading

The bill entitled “ An act making an appropriation for enclosing and improving the public square near the capitol, and to abolish the office of commissioners of the public buildings, and of

superintendent, and for the appointment of one commissioner for the public buidinys,” was read the second time by unanimous consent.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Lacock, Mr. Macon, and Mr. Dazgett, be the committee.

The bill entitled “ An act providing an additional compensation to the district judge of the southern district of New-York," was read the second time, by unanimous consent.

On motion, Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Daggett, Mr. Sanford, and Mr. Goldsborough, to consider and report thereon.

The bill entitled “ An act to enable the levy court of the county of Alexandria to lay a tax for the purpose of defraying the

of defraying the expense of erecting a jail and court house," was read the second time by unanimous consent.

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

The bill entitled “ An act to authorize the survey of two millions of acres of the public lands, in lieu of that quantity heretofore authorized to be surveyed, in the Territory of Michigan, as military hounty lands," was read the second time by unanimous consent.

On motion,
Ordered, That it be referred to the committee

appointed the 7th December, on the memorial of the legislature of the Mississippi Territory, to consider and report thereon.

The bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Da. vid Coffin, Samuel and William Rodman, and Samuel Rodman, junior," was read the second time.

On motion, 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 providing for cases of lost military land warrants, and discharges for faithful services," was read the second time.

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

The bill entitled “ An act to establish a land district in the Illinois Territory, north of the district of Kaskaskja,” was read the second time.

On motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee appointed the 7th December, on the memorial of the Legi Łature of the Mississippi Territory, to consider and report thereon.

The bill entitled “ An act concerning the owners, officers, and crew of the privateer Roger," was read the second time.

On motion, Ordereit, 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 resolution reported from the joint committee, authorizing the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of of Representatives to adjourn their respective Houses on the 22d day of April instant; and

On motion by Mr. Campbell, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until the first Monday in July next.

On motion by Mr. Campbell, Ordered, That the further consideration of the resolution from the House of Representatives, authorizing the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives to adjourn their respective Houses on the 20th day of April instant, be postponed until Wednesday next.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act for organizing the general staff, and making further provision for the army of the United States."

On the question to concur in the following amendment, agreed to, as in committee of the whole :

Insert as 2d section,

Be it further enacred, That the President be and he is hereby authorized, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint, in addition to the officers of the corps of engineers already authorized by law, two brigadier generals, to be attached to that corps, who shall receive the

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game pay, forage. rations, and other emolument as the officers of the same grade of the present military establishment.”

It was determined in the negative, yeas 15,

nays 16.

On motion by Mr. Wilson,
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,
Brown,

Ruggles,
Chace,

Talbot,
Fromentin,

Tait,
Gaillard,

Turner,
Hunter,

Williams.
Lacock,
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mess. Condit,

Mess. Mason, of N. H.
Daggett,

Roberts,
Goldsborough,

Sanford,
Gore,

Thompson,
Harper,

Tichenor,
Horsey,

Varnum,
King,

Wells,
Macon,

Wilson. The other amendment having been concur• red in,

On the question—“Shall the amendments be engrossed, and the bill read a third time as amended ?"

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