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gress, and electors for President and Vice-President of the United States.

On motion by Mr. Varnum, Resolved, That it be referred to a select committee, to consist of five members, to consider and report thereon.

Ordered, That Mr. Varnum, Mr. King, Mr. Fromentin, Mr. Macon, and Mr. Lacock, be the committee.

The bill for the relief of the widow and children of Robert Fulton, deceased, was read the second time.

The Senate resumed the bill, entitled “ An act, to authorize the payment for property lost, capo tured, or destroyed by the enemy, while in the military service of the United States."

On motion by Mr. Mason, of Va. Ordered, That the consideration thereof be further postponed until Friday the 15th instant.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the bill entitled “ An act, making further provision for military services, during the late war, and for other purposes."

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

Mr. King, from the committee to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill, concerning certain advances made for the public service, by the city of New-York; and the bill was read. Ordered, That it

to the second reading

pass

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the committee on finance and an uniform national currency, on the petition of Thomas Cutts, of Biddeford, in the State of Massachusetts:

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

Mr. Roberts, reported from the committee, that they had this day laid before the President of the United States, the enrolled bill, entitled “ An act, concerning the convention to regulate the commerce between the territories of the United States, and his Britannic Majesty.".

The bill for the relief of Richard Mitchill, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed; was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be “ An act, for the relief of Richard Mitchill."

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

The bill entitled “ An act, granting bounties in land, and extra pay to certain Canadian volunteers ;" was read a third time. Resolved, That this bill

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act, to reduce the amount of direct tax upon the United States, and the District

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of Columbia, for the year 1816; and to repeal in part the act entitled . An act, to provide additional revenue for defraying the expenses of government, and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the United States, and to provide for assessing and collecting the same;' and also the act entitled · An act, to provide additional revenue for defraying the expenses of government, and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the District of Columbia.”

On motion by Mr. Goldsborough, That the bill be recommitted to the committee on finance and an uniform national currency, with instructions to provide for the collection of all arrearages of the direct tax, for past years, and to repeal the act “ to provide additional revenue for defraying the expenses of goveroment, and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the United States, and to provide for collecting and assessing the same," passed on the 9th of January, 1815.

It was determined in the negative, yeas 12,

nays 20.

On motion by Mr. Bibb, The yeas and nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mess. Daggett,

Mess. Hunter,
Dana,

King,
Goldsborough, Macon,
Gore,

Mason, of N. H.

Mess. Thompson,

Mess. Varnum,
Turner,

Wells.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Mess. Barry,

Mess. Mason, of Va.
Bibb,

Morrow,
Brown,

Roberts,
Campbell,

Ruggles,
Chace,

Sanford,
Condit,

Tait,
Gaillard,

Taylor,
Harper,

Tichenor,
Howell,

Williams,
Lacock,

Wilson. On motion by Mr. Roberts, That the Senate agree to the first amendment proposed by the committee on finance, which was negatived as in committee of the whole, as follows:

Sec. 1. Line 2, after the word “ that,” strike out the rest of the section, and insert, in lieu thereof, is instead of the direct tax of six millions of dollars

the United States, by the act entitled • An act, to provide additional revenue for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the United States, and to provide for assessing and collecting the same,' passed the ninth of January, 1815, a direct tax of three millions of dollars be, and the same is hereby annually laid upon the United States, and apportioned to the

upon

annually laid

States respectively, in the manner and according to the sums prescribed by the first sectionof day an act entitled • An act, to lay and collect a direct tax within the United States,' passed the second day of August, 1813; and all the provisions of the act first above named, passed the ninth of January, 1815, except so far as the same have been varied by subsequent acts, and are varied by this act, shall be held to apply to the assessment and collection of the direct tax of three millions of dollars hereby laid upon the United States; which said tax shall be and remain pledged for the same purposes and in the same manner, as the said tax of six millions of dollars was, in and by the said last-mentioned act.” It was determined in the negative, yeas 16,

.

On motion by Mr. Wells,
The
yeas
and

nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mess. Brown,

Mess. Lacock,
Chace,

Mason, of N. H.
Fromentin,

Morrow,
Gaillard,

Roberts,
Gore,

Sanford,
Harper,

Tait,
Hunter,

Taylor,
King

Tichenor.
Those who voted in the negative, are

nays 18.

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