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der, the consideration of the report of the committee to whom was referred the resolution relating to the claims of the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line, on state and continental establishment for bounty lands, which recommends that provision should be made by law, for satisfying the claims for land bounty of the officers and soldiers of the said State, on her own establishment; and after debate,

On motion by Mr. Mason, of N. H. Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to the first Monday in March next.

On motion by Mr. Mason, of N. H. Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill to ascertain and establish the western boundary

of the tract reserved for satisfying the military bounties allowed the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line, on continental establishment, be postponed to the first Monday in March next.

Mr. Fromentin, from the committee, reported the bill further supplementary to the act entitled “ An act providing for the indemnification of certain claimants of public land in the Mississippi Territory,” correctly engrossed.

On motion by Mr. Taylor, Ordered, That it be recommitted to Mr. Taylor, Mr. Hunter, and Mr. Morrow, further to consider and report thereon.

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

Mr. President-The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed several enrolled bills, and enrolled resolutions, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The House of Representatives have concurred in the amendment of the Senate to the bill entitled ** An act for the relief of John Redman Coxe.”

They have passed a bill entitled “ An act granting bounties in land and extra pay to certain Canadian volunteers; in which bill they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

The bill last mentioned was read.
Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

The President signed the two enrolled bills, and also two enrolled resolutions last reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee to be laid before the President of the United States.

Mr. Mason, of Virginia, presented the petition of the President, Directors, and Company of the Central Bank of Georgetown and Washington, praying a charter of incorporation, for reasons stated in the petition; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Mason, of Virginia, 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 by bill or otherwise.

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 several amendments proposed thereto.

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the bill for the relief of Jacob Babbitt and John Dennis.

On motion by Mr. Varnum, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until Friday next.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report on military affairs, on the petition of the representatives of Ignace Delino.

On motion by Mr. Barbour, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to the first Wednesday in March next.

Mr. Roberts reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled, the bill entitled “ An act to increase the pensions of Robert White, Jacob Wrighter, John Young, and John Crampersey

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of 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 ;" and no amend ment having been proposed thereto,

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

The Senate resumed the bill for the relief of Richard Mitchill.

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

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

Mr. President--The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled bill, I am directed to bring it to the Senate for the signature of their President. And he withdrew.

The President signed the enrolled bill last reported to have been examined ; and it was delivered to the committee, to be laid before the President of the United States.

After the consideration of executive business, the Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22d, 1816.

The bill entitled “ An act, granting bounties in land, and extra pay to certain Canadian volun, teers;" was read the second time.

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

Mr. Taylor presented the petition of Dominique Diron, of Charleston, in the State of South Carolina, praying compensation for a certain vessel burnt in the port of Savannah, in Georgia, in No

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