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It remains for the guardians of the public welfare, to persevere in that justice and good will towards other nations, which invite a return of these sentiments towards the United States; to cherish institutions which guarantee their safety, and their liberties, civil and religious; and to combine with a liberal system of foreign commerce, an improvement of the national advantages, and a protection and extension of the independent resources of our highly favoured and happy country.

In all measures having such objects, my faithful co-operation will be afforded.

JAMES MADISON.
Washington, December 5th, 1815.
The message was read.

On motion, by Mr. Fromentin, Ordered, That one thousaud and fifty copies thereof be printed for the use of the Senate.

The resolution, authorizing Mountjoy Bayly to employ one assistant and two horses, was read the second time and considered as in committee of the whole; and no amendment having been proposed, the President reported it to the house accordingly.

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

It was determined in the affirmative. The resolution, for the appointment of chaplains, was read the second time, and considered as in committee of the whole; and no, amendment having been proposed, the President reported it to the house acoordingly.

On the question-Shall this resolution be engrossed and read a third time?" It was determined in he affirmative.

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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6th, 1815. The honourable James Turner, from the state of North Carolina, and the honourable John Condit, from the state of New-Jersey, respectively took their seats in the Senate.

Mr. Roberts presented the petition of Joseph C. Morgan, attorney in fact for Xaverio Nandi, late charge d'affaires at Tripoli, stating that difficulties had arisen which prevented the settlement of said Xaverio Nandi's account, and praying that the proper officers of the government may be authorized to settle and discharge the same; and the petition was read.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Resolved, That it be referred to a select committee, to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise,

Ordered, That Mr. Roberts, Mr. Sanford, and Mr. Horsey, be the committee.

Mr. Hunter presented the petition of Jacob Babbitt, merchant of the port of Bristol, in the state of Rhode Island, praying the remission of duties secured to be paid on a large quantity of sugar, which was totally destroyed by the unprecedented storm on the 23d of September last, as therein stated; and the petition was read.

On motion by Mr. Hunter, Resolved, That it be referred to a select committee, to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise.

Ordered, That Mr. Hunter, Mr. Bibb, and Mr. Howell, be the committee.

Mr. Fromentin from the committee, reported the resolution for the appointment of Chaplains, correctly engrossed; and it was read the third time and passed as follows:

Resolved, That two Chaplains of different denominations, be appointed to Congress during the present session, one by each House, who shall interchange weekly.

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

Mr. Fromentin from the committee, reported the resolution authorizing Mountjoy Bayly, to employ one assistant and two horses, correctly engrossed; and it was read a third time and passed as follows:

Resolved, That Mountjoy Bayly, door keeper and Sergeant-at-Arms to the Senate, be, and he is hereby authorized to employ one assistant and two horses, for the purpose of performing such services as are usually required by the door-keeper of the Senate; which expense shall be paid out of the contingent fund.

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

Mr. President-The House of Representatives concur in the resolution of the Senate, for the

appointment of Chaplains. And he withdrew.

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

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 1815.

The honourable Samuel W. Dana, appointed a Senator by the legislature of the state of Connecticut, for the term of six years, commencing on the 4th day of March last, produced his credentials, which were read; and the oath prescribed by law was administered to him, and he took his seat in the Senate.

The honourable Jeremiah Morrow, from the state of Ohio, also took his seat in the Senate.

Mr. Horsey, from the joint committee appointed to inquire into the state of the new building on Capitol Hill, offered by the proprietors for the accommodation of Congress, and upon what terms the said building could be obtained until the Capitol

may be ready for their reception, made a report which was read.

Mr. Horsey also asked and obtained leave to report a bill to authorize the President of the United States to lease for the term therein mentioned, the new building on Capitol Hill, with the appurtenances, for the better accommodation of Congress; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

The President communicated the memorial of the legislative council, and house of representatives of the Mississippi Territory, praying further time to complete the payments on public lands; which was read.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Brown, Mr. Morrow, Mr. Chace, Mr. Tait, and Mr. Barbour be the committee.

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

Mr. President—The House of Representatives have passed a bill, entitled “ An act to authorize the President of the United States to lease for the term therein mentioned, the new building on Capitol Hill, with the appurtenances, for the better accommodation of Congress;" in which bill, they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he. withdrew.

The bill last mentioned, was read three times by unanimous consent.

Resolved, That this bill

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

pass.

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