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Member of the House of Representatives, and Delegate, three dollars, for every day's attendance during any session of Congress.”

It was determined in the negative. Mr. Taylor also moved to strike out the following proviso:

“ That in case any Senator, Representative, or Delegate, shall not attend in his place at the day on which Congress shall convene, or shall absent himself before the close of the session, a deduction shall be made from the sum which would otherwise be allowed to him, in proportion to the time of his absence,"

And to insert in licu thereof the following:

“That in case any Senator, Representative, or Delegate, shall not attend in his place every day in which Congress shall be in session, within any year, deduction shall be made of his annual allowance, proportioned to the time he shall be absent, when compared to the whole time in which Congress shall be in session within the said year.”

A division of the question was called for by Mr. Wells, and it was taken on striking out, and determined in the negative, yeas 7, nays 26.

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On motion by Mr. Chace,
The

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

yeas and

Mess. Chace,

Mess. Taylor,
Macon,

Varnum,
Ruggles,

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

Mess. Hunter,
Bibb, ,

King,
Brown,

Lacock,
Campbell,

Mason of N. H.
Condit,

Morrow,
Daggett,

Roberts,
Dana,

Talbot,
Gaillard,

Tait,
Goldsborough,

Thompson,
Gore,

Tichenor,
Harper,

Turner,
Horsey,

Wells,
Howell,

Williams. No amendment having been agreed to, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Varnum reported the bill to the house.

On motion by Mr. Sanford, To strike out of line 9, “ three thousand," and of line 11, “ fifteen hundred,"

It was determined in the negative, yeas 10,

nays 23.

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

Mess. Chace,

Mess. Taylor,
King,

Tichenor,
Macon,

Turner,
Ruggles,

Varnum,
Sanford,

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

Mess. Howell,
Bibb, ,

Hunter,
Brown,

Lacock,
Campbell,

Mason of N. H.
Condit,

Morrow,
Daggett,

Roberts,
Dana,

Talbot,
Gaillard,

Tait,
Goldsborough, Thompson,
Gore,

Wells,
Harper,

Williams.
Horsey,
On the question-Shall this bill be read
third time?"

It was determined in the negative, yeas 22,

nays 11.

The yeas

On motion by Mr. Wilson,
and

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

Mess. Condit,
Bibb,

Daggett,
Brown,

Dana,
Campbell,

Gaillard,

Mess. Gore,

Mess. Roberts,
Harper,

Talbot,
Horsey,

Tait,
Howell,

Thompson,
Hunter,

Turner,
Lacock,

Wells,
Morrow,

Williams.
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mess. Chace,

Mess. Sanford,
Goldsborough, Taylor,
King,

Tichenor,
Macon,

Varnum,
Mason of N. H.

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1816.

Mr. Roberts presented the memorial of Mathew M-Connell, and others, a committee on behalf of the surviving officers of the Pennsylvania line of the revolutionary army, praying remuneration for their services, by which the independence and sovereignty of the United States were achieved and established, as stated in the memorial; which was read.

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

Mr. Harper, from the committee to whom was referred the bill to limit the right of appeal from the circuit court of the United States for the District of Columbia, reported it with amendments, which were read.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of John Holker, formerly consul general from France to the United States.

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

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," was read a third time.

On the question—“Shall this bill pass ?”
It was determined in the affirmative, yeas 21,

nays 11.

Mess. Barry,

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. Gaillard,
Bibb,

Harper,
Brown,

Horsey,
Campbell,

Howell,
Condit,

Hunter,
Daggett,

Lacock,
Dana.

Morrow,

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