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currence of the House of Representatives in this bill.

The bill providing for the publication of the decisions of the supreme court of the United States 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 providing for the publication of the decisions of the supreme court of the United States."

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of George Rossier, and others.

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

It was determined in the affirmative.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill incorporating the subscribers to the Orphan Asylum of the city of Washington; and

On the question—“ Shall this bill be engrossed and read a third time?" It was determined in the affirmative.

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1816.

The bill to establish a system of navigation for the United States, was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Dana, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and made the order of the day for Monday the 25th inst.

The bill respecting the late officers and crew of the sloop of war Wasp, was read the second time.

The bill for the relief of John Holker, formerly consul general of France to the United States, was read the second time.

The bill entitled “ An act for the relief of John T. Wirt," was read the second time.

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

Mr. Williams, from the committee on military affairs, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Gustavus Loomis," reported it without amendment.

Mr. Roberts, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled - An act authorizing and requiring the Secretary of State to issue letters patent to Andrew Kurtz,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Roberts reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled, the

bill entitled “ An act for the relief of John M. Forbes;” the bill entitled “ An act making appropriations for ordnance and ordnance stores for the year 1816;" also the bill entitled “ An act to extend certain privileges as therein mentioned, to Bernard Edme Verjon, and Robert Lowe Stobie.”

The following written message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Todd, his Secretary. To the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States : I lay before Congress a report of the Secretary of the Treasury containing a statement of proceedings under the act to regulate the laying out and making a road from Cumberland, in the State of Maryland, to the State of Ohio, with a statement of past appropriations, and an estimate of required appropriations.

JAMES MADISON. March 12th, 1816. The message and statements therein referred to, were read.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion made the 8th instant, for referring to the consideration of the naval committee, the

expediency of causing a fair valuation to be made of the ship of war - The Cyane," and to pay to the captors the amount of such valuation; and agreed thereto.

The bill for the relief of George Rossier and others, having been reported to the committce correctly engrossed, was read a third time.

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

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

On motion by Mr. Harper, Resolved, That the bill to limit the right of appeal from the circuit court of the United States, for the District of Columbia, be referred to a select committee, to consider and report thereon.

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

The bill incorporating the subscribers to the Orphan Asylum of the city of Washington, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time, and the blanks were filled.

On the question—"Shall this bill pass ?"
It was determined in the negative, yeas 16,

nays 17.

On motion by Mr. Varnum, The yeas and

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

Mess: Hunter,
Campbell,

Lacock,
Chace,

Roberts,
Dana,

Sanford,
Gaillard,

Tait,
Howell,

Thompson,

Mess. Tichenor, Mess. Williams,
Turner,

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

Mess. Macon,
Bibb,

Mason, of N. H.
Condit,

Morrow,
Daggett,

Ruggles,
Goldsborough, Talbot,
Gore,

Taylor,
Harper,

Varnum,
Horsey,

Wells. King, The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled An act to change the mode of compensation to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, and the Delegates from Territories." Mr. Varnum was requested to take the chair.

Ou motion by Mr. Taylor, To amend the bill by striking out of line 9, 6 three thousand," and of line 11, “ fifteen hundred,” and by inserting in lieu thereof,“ two thousand” and “one thousand,” and by adding the following section :

“ Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in addition to the said annual allowance, there shall also be paid to the President of the Senate, pro tempore, when there shall be no Vice-President, and to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, each six dollars, and to each Senator and

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