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bounty shall be allowed on the exportation of any article, the growth, produce, or manufacture of the United States, to his britannic majesty's territories in Europe, when such exportation shall be in British vessels as are, or may be allowed when such exportation is, or may be in vessels of the United States.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That in all cases where drawbacks are, or may be allowed on the reexportation of any goods, the growth, produce, or manufactures of the territories of his britannic majesty, the same drawback shall be allowed on such re-exportation, where the original importation of the same may have been in British vessels, as are, or may be allowed on such re-exportation, where the original importation may have been in vessels of the United States.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That so much of each and every act of Congress, as is inconsistent with the provisions of this act be, and the same is hereby repealed.
See. 6. And be it further enacted, That this act shull take effect from and after the 22d day of December, 1815, and continue in force until the 3d day of July, 1819, and no longer."
It was determined in the negative, yeas 11,
Ou motion by Mr. Lacock, The yeas and nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mess. Bibb, Mess. Condit, Campbell,
Mason, of N. H.
Williars. Howell, So it was, Resolved, That the Senate disagree to the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill last mentioned.
Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly,
On motion, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning; to which time, the several orders of the day were postponed.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th, 1816. The President communicated a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, made in obedience to
the resolution of the House of Representatives, of the 23d of February, 1815, on the subject of a general tariff of duties, proper to be imposed on imported goods, wares, and merchandise; and the report was read.
On motion by Mr. Daggett, Ordered, That two hundred additional copies thereof, be printed for the use of the Senate.
Mr. Roberts reported from the committee, that they had examined, and found duly enrolled, the bill entitled “ An act concerning certain courts of the United States, in the State of New-York."
Mr. Tait, from the committee on naval affairs, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill for the relief of lieutenant colonel William Lawrence, of the army of the United States, and of the officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates, composing the garrison of Fort Boyer, in the summer of the year 1814; and the bill was read.
Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.
Mr. Tait, from the committee on naval affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Sarah Goelet, reported the following resolution; which was read.
Resolved, That it would be inexpedient to grant the prayer of the petitioner, and that she have leave to withdraw her petition.
Mr. Tait, from the committee on naval affairs, to whom was re-committed the bill entitled An act for the relief of George S. Wise," with in
structions to inquire into the expediency of making some general provisions by law for similar cases, reported it without amendment, together with the following resolution, which was read:
Resolved, That it is inexpedient to make any general provisions on the subject.
Mr. Campbell laid before the Senate the resolutions of the legislature of the State of Tennessee, rejecting the amendments proposed by the States of Massachusetts and Connecticut, to the Constitution of the United States; which were read.
Mr. Campbell also communicated the instructions of the legislature of the State of Tennessee, to their Senators in Congress, to lay before the General Government the expediency of delaying the collection of the direct tax, either in whole or in part : also to use their best exertions to effect the passage of a law exonerating part of the citizens of White County from the payment of any more direct tax, until they are placed on an equality with the other citizens of the State; which were read.
The bill entitled “ An act for the relief of William Morrissett,” was read a third time as amended.
Resolved, That this bill pass with an amenda ment.
Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein. The engrossed bill, authorizing a subscription for the printing of a second edition of the public documents, was read a third time.
Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be “ An act authorizing a subscription for the printing of a second edition of the public documents."
Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.
The President communicated resolutions of the legislature of the State of Ohio, instructing their Senators in Congress, and requesting their Representatives to use their endeavours to procure the passage of a law " providing for the organization, arning, and disciplining the militia, and for governing such part of them as may
be employed in the service of the United States, and also providing more effectually for calling them forth to execute the laws of the United States, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions which read.
On motion by Mr. Ruggles, Ordered, That they be referred to the committee appointed on so much of the message of the President of the United States, as relates to the militia ; to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise.
The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the resolution for a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States, that the Senators of the United States shall be chosen for three years : and Mr.