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laying a direct tax upon the United States, and to provide for assessing and collecting the same, * An act for the relief of Joseph Wilson,” “ An act authorizing the payment for "the court-house of Hami tun, in the State of Ohio,” “ An art supplemental to the 'act entitled "An act regulating and defining the duties of the judges of the Territory of Illinois, and for vesting in the courts of the Territory of Indiana, a jurisdiction in chancery cases arising in the said Territory,” “ An act directing the discharge of Moses Lewis from imprisonment,” 66 An act for the relief of the supervisors of the county of Clinton, in the State of New-York,” “ An act for the relief of the president and directors of the Washington bridge company," and “ An act for the relief of a company of the 20th brigade of Virginia militia, commanded by captain Jonathan Walmsley."

The House of Representatives have concurred in the amendments of the Senate to the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of William Crawford, Frederick Bates, and William Garrard," to the bill entitled " An act for the relief of Menassah Miner,” and also to the bill entitled “ An art making appropriations for the support of the military establishment of the United States, for the

year 1816."

They disagree to the amendments of the Senate to the bill entitled “ An act fixing the compensation of the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives, and mak

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ing a temporary provision for the Clerks in their offices.

They have concurred in the amendments of the Senate to the bill entitled “ An act to establish post-roads,” except the third, to which they disagree.

They have postponed indefinitely, the bill entitled “ An ac: for the benefit of the widow and children of Robert Fulton, deceased." And he withdrew.

The bill fixing the compensation of the chaplains of Congress, was read a second time, and considered as in committee of the whole, and the blank having been filled with “ 500,"

On the question-Shall this bill be engrossed and read a third time?"

It was determined in the affirmative. The bill last mentioned was reported by the committee correctly engrossed.

The amendment to the resolution from the House of Representatives, relative to the adjournment of the present session of Congress, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, the resolution was read a third time as amended,

Resolved, l'hat this resolution pass with an amendment.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the coneurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

The President signed the thirty-three enrolled bills and one enrolled resolution last reported to

have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee to be laid before the President of the United States.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act authorizing the Comptroller of the Treasury to cancel certain bonds executed by Casper C. Schutte."

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading. .

The bill last 'mentioned was read a third time by unanimous consent. Resolved, "That this bill

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

Mr. Roberts reported from the committee that they this day had laid before the President of the United States, the thirty-three enrolled bills, and the enrolled resolution last reported to have been examined and signed.

The Senate proceeded to consider their amendments to the bill entitled “An act fixing the compensation of the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives, and making a temporary provision for the clerks employed in their offices,” disagreed to by the House of Representatives.

Whereupon,
Resolved, That they insist therein.

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

On motion by Mr. Lacock,

Orilered, That the committee to whom was recommitted the bill dividing the State of Pennsylvania into two judicial distrits, be discharged from the further consideration thereof.

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

Mr. President- The House of Representatives insist on their disagreement to the 1st and 3d amendments of the Senate to the bill entitled - An act fixing the compensation of the Secretary of the Senate and Cierk of the House of Representatives, and inaking a temporary provision for the Clerks employed in their offices.”

They have concurred in the amendment of the Senate to the resolution relative to the adjournment of the present session of Congress.

They have passed a bill entitled “ An act to allow a drawback of duties on spirits distilled and sugar

refined within the United States," a bill entitled “ An act making appropriations for carrying into effect a treaty between the United States and the Cherokee tribe of Indians, concluded at Washington on the 22d day' of March, 1816,” also a bill entitled “ An act supplementary to an act making alterations in the Treasury and War Departments, passed the 8th day of May, 1792,” in which bills they request the concurrence of the Senate.

They have passed the bill from the Senate entitled " An act for settling the compensation of the con missioners, clerk, and translator of the board

neers.

for land claims in the eastern and western district of the Territory of Orleans, now State of Louisiana," the bill entitled " An act for the relief of John Hikar, formerly consul general of France to the United States," the bil entitled “ An act to increase the compensation of the superintendents of the manufactories of arms at Springfield and Harper's Ferry," and also the resolution authorizing the President of the United States to employ a skilful assistant in the corps of engi

And he withdrew. The three bills Jast brought up for concurrence were read.

Ordered, That they severally pass to the secon: reading

The bill entitled “ An act to allow a drawback of duties on spirits distilled and sugar refined within the United States," was read the second time by unanimous consent.

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 making appropriations for carrying into effect a treaty between the United States and the Cherokee tribe of Indians, concluded at Washington, on the 22d day of March, 1816,” was read the second time by unanimous consent, and

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