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by bill or otherwise, and that it be printed for the use of the Senate.

On motion, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1st, 1816.

Mr. Sanford presented the petition of James P. Watson, of New-York, praying to be placed on the pension list, as a lieutenant of the Navy of the United States, for reasons stated in the petition; which was read.

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

The bill entitled 6 An act, to alter and amend the law of costs,” was read the second time.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Roberts, Mr. Daggett, and Mr. Ruggles, be the committee.

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

Mr. President—The House of Representatives concur in the amendments of the Senate, to the bill, entitled “ An act, to continue in force the act entitled · An act, for imposing additional duties upon all goods, wares, and merchandise, imported from any foreign port or place, and for other purposes."

They also concur in the amendments of the Senate, to the bill entitled “An act, continuing in force certain acts laying duties on bank notes, refined sugars, and for other purposes."

They have passed the resolution which originated in the Senate, directing a copy of the documents printed by a resolve of Congress, of the 27th of December, 1813, to be transmitted to each of the judges of the supreme court.

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.

Mr. Roberts reported from the committee, that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill, entitled “ An act, to continue in force the act entitled. An act, for imposing additional duties upon all goods, wares, and merchandise, imported from any foreign port or place, and for other purposes ;” the bill entitled “ An act, continuing in force certain acts laying duties on bank notes, refined sugars, and for other purposes ;" the bill entitled “ An act, to repeal so much of an act passed on the 23d of December, 1814, as imposes additional duties on postage;" also the bill entitled “ An act, for the relief of John G. Camp."

The President signed the four 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.

The bill entitled “ An act, for the relief of Martin Cole, John Pollock, George Westner, and Abraham Welty;" was read a third time.

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Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

The bill entitled An act, for the relief of Jonathan White," was read a third time. Resolved, That this bill

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

The bill entitled “ An act, for the relief of Charles Markin," was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

On motion, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1816.

The President communicated a letter from the commissioner of the general Land-Office, with a supplementary report of the commissioners appointed to ascertain and adjust claims for land in the late Territory of Orleans, now State of Louisiana; which were read.

On motion by Mr. Fromentin, Ordered, That they be referred to the committee appointed the 7th of December, on the memorial of the Legislature of the Mississippi Territory; to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Daggett presented the petition of William S. Hotchkiss and others, citizens of Newburn, in the State of Connecticut, concerned in the business of rope-making, praying a law may granting a suitable drawback of the duties on foreign hemp manufactured into cordage in the United States, and thence exported, or some other relief, for reasons stated in the petition; which

be passed

was read.

On motion by Mr. Daggett, 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 manufactures, to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

On motion by Mr. Sanford, Ordered, That the committee to whom was referred the petition of Harman Hendricks, be discharged from the further consideration thereof, and 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.

Mr. Roberts reported from the committee, that on the 1st instant, they laid before the President of the United States, the four enrolled bills last reported, to have been examined.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, further providing for the library of Congress, and Mr. Varnum, was requested to take the chair: and

Mr. Roberts moved to strike out the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th sections of the bill, and proposed for consideration sundry new sections to be inserted in lieu thereof; which were read.

On motion by Mr. Barbour, Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill and amendments, be postposed until Monday next.

Mr. King, from the committee to whom was referred, the memorial of Thomas B. Wait and Sons, praying for encouragement in the printing of a second and improved edition of the public documents, to be comprised in nine volumes, report, ed the following resolution; which was read and passed to the second reading.

Resolved, That five hundred copies of the state papers and public documents proposed to be printed by T. B. Wait and Sons, be taken for the use of Congress and the several Executive Departments; T. B. Wait and Sons, engaging to deliver the same at the Department of State, in well bound volumes, at two dollars and a quarter for each volumne.

On motion by Mr. Lacock, It was agreed, that when the Senate adjourn, it be to Monday next.

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