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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th, 1816.

Mr. Tait, from the committee on naval affairs, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act, rewarding the officers and crew of the sloop of war Hornet, for the capture and destruction of the British sloop of war Penguin,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Campbell, from the committee on finance and an uniform national currency, to whom was referred the petition of Thomas Cutts, of Biddeford, in the State of Massachusetts, made a report, together with the following resolution :

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.

The report and resolution were read. Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Hunter asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill, providing for the publication of the decisions of the supreme court of the United States; and the bill was read,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

The resolution requesting the President of the United States, to present medals to captain Charles Stewart, and the officers of the frigate Constitution; was read a third time.

Resolved unanimously, That this resolution pass.

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

The resolution requesting the President of the United States, to present medals to captain James Biddle, and the officers of the sloop of war Hornet; was read the third time.

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Resolved unanimously, That this resolution pass,

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

The bill for the relief of lieutenant colonel Wil. liam 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; having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read the third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be, “An act, 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 year 1814.”

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill.

The bill entitled “ An act, to repeal the duties on certain articles manufactured within the United States;" was read the third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill further supplementary to the act entitled “ An act, providing for the indemnification of certain claimants of public lands in the Mississippi Territory;" and, no amendment having been proposed thereto,'

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On the question“ Shall this bill be engrossed, and read a third time?”

It was determined in the affirmative. The bill to extend certain privileges, as therein mentioned, to Bernard Edme Verjon, was read the second time, and considered as in committee of the whole; and having been amended, the President reported it to the House accordingly.

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

It was determined in the affirmative. The bill last mentioned, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time by unanimous consent,

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be, “ An act, to extend certain privileges as therein mentioned, to Bernard Edme Verjon."

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill.

Mr. Barbour, from the committee on military affairs, to whom was referred the amendments of the House of Representatives, to the bill entitled “ An act,, to increase the pensions of Robert White and Jacob Wrighter,” reported that the Senate agree thereto with amendments.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act, to authorize the payment for property lost, captured, or destroyed by the enemy, while in the military service of the United States, together with the amendments proposed thereto.

On motion by Mr. Talbot, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and made the order of the day for, to-morrow.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the resolution for a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States, that the Senators shall be chosen for three

years. On motion by Mr. Taylor, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until Monday next.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, to limit the right of appeal from the circuit court of the United States, for the District of Columbia; and

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 Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the bill for the relief of Richard Mitchill.

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the bill to ascertain and establish the western boundary of the tract reserved for satisfying the military bounties, allowed to the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line, on continental establishment

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, to establish a law library at the seat of government, for the use of the supreme court of the United States.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Talbot, Mr. Harper, and Mr. Hunter, be the committee.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, relating to settlers on the lands of the United States; and the bill having been amended;

On motion by Mr. Bibb, Ordered, That it be re-committed to Mr. Barry, Mr. Morrow, and Mr. Brown, further to consider, and report thereon.

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

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21st, 1816.

Mr. Roberts reported from the committee that they had examined, and found duly enrolled, the bill entitled “An act for the relief of Jonathan Rogers, jun. of Waterford, in the State of Connecticut;" also the bill entitled “ An act to repeal

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