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Mess. Mason, of Va.
Wilson. On motion by Mr. Harper, To amend the said proposed amendment, by inserting in line 10, after “ States," the words “ for five years;" so as to continue the tax annually laid upon
the United States, for that term: It was determined in the negative, yeas 10,
On motion by Mr. Wells,
nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mess, Chace, Mess. Lacock, Fromentin,
On motion by Mr. Daggett,
and nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in affirmative, are Mess. Daggett,
Mason, of N. H.
Mason, of Va.
Mess. Morrow, Mess. Tait,
Wilson. On the question—“Shall the amendment be engrossed, and the bill be read a third time as amended?" It was determined in the affirmative.
On motion, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning
SATURDAY, March 2, 1816.
Mr. Roberts reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill entitled “ 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." Mr. Talbot, from the committee to whom was referred the bill to establish a law library at the seat of government, for the use of the
supreme court of the United States, reported it with amendments, which were read.
Mr. Roberts, from the committee to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill for the relief of John Thompson; and the bill was read.
Ordered, That it pass to the second reading. The amendment to the bill entitled “An act to
On motion by Mr. Daggett, The yeas and nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mess. Bibb,
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mason, of N. H.
So it was Resolved, That this' bill pass with an amendment.
Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.
Mr. Bibb presented the memorial of John P. Van Ness, and others, original proprietors of the City of Washington, stating, that on laying out the said city, certain open squares were reserved for public buildings, for which they received a compensation per acre; and praying, that if those squares are now appropriated to a different use, and sold for the purpose of building thereon, they may receive the same compensation to which they would have been entitled it that had been the original determination; for reasons stated in the memorial; which was read.
On motion by Mr. Bibb, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee to whom was referred, on the 24th January, the petition of Thomas Law, and others, inhabitants of the city of Washington, praying the division and sale of certain open squares in said city; to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise.