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Mr. Daggett, from the committee to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill supplementary to an act entitled “ An act to incorporate a company for making certain turnpike roads within the District of Columbia," and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion made the 27th instant, relative to bounty lands, which was amended and agreed to as follows:

Resolved, That the committee on military affairs be instructed to inquire into the propriety of granting bounty lands to such of the disbanded officers of our late army as have been disabled by wounds while in the public service, and of granting the same quantity of land to each soldier who has served during the late war, and been honourably discharged.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That the bill entitled “ An act making further provision for military services during the late war, and for other purposes,” be recommitted to the committee on military affairs, further to consider and

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thereon. Mr. Barbour, from the committee on military affairs, to whom was referred the bill entitled * An act for organizing the general staff, and making further provision for the army of the United States," reported it without amendment.

Mr. Barbour, from the committee on military affairs, reported a resolution directing medals to

be struck, and, together with the thanks of Congress, presented to major general Harrison and governor Shelby, and for other purposes; and the resolution was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

The joint resolution, authorizing the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives to adjourn their respective Houses on the 22d day of April, 1816, was read the second time.

Mr. Wells, from the committee to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill for the relief of Isaac Briggs; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill to reward the officers and crew of the United States frigate Constitution ; and no amendment having been agreed to,

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

It was determined in the affirmative. The engrossed bill to authorize the legislature of the State of Ohio to sell a certain part of a tract of land reserved for the use of that State, was read a third time.

Resolved. That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be, “ An act to authorize the legislature of the State of Ohio to sell a certain part of a tract of land reserved for the use of that State."

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

The bill to authorize the President of the United States to alter the road laid out from the foot of the rapids of the river Miami of Lake Erie, to the western line of the Connecticut Reserve, 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 to authorize the President of the United States to alter the road laid out from the foot of the rapids of the river Miami of Lake Erie, to the western line of the Connecticut Reserve."

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

The bill establishing a port of delivery at the town of Bayou St. John, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be, “ An act establishing a port of delivery at the town of Bayou St. John.”

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

The bill entitled “ An act for the relief of John T. Wirt,” was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill

pass.

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act to incorporate the subscribers to the bank of the United States," together with the proposed amendments. And Mr. Varnum was requested to take the chair.

On motion by Mr. Mason, of N. H. To insert at the end of the 17th section, the following: “ And if the said corporation shall at

ration shall at any time. suspend or refuse payment, in gold or silver, of its notes, bills, obligations, or other debts, to such an amount, and for such length of time as Congress may deem injurious to the United States, in such case Congress may repeal this act, and abolish the said corporation, and make such regulations and provisions for the settlement of the affairs and payment of the debts of said corporation, and for distributing its remaining property among the stockholders, as shall be deemed just and pro

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It was determined in the negative, yeas 14,

nays 17.

On motion by Mr. Chace, The yeas and

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

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Mess. Barbour,

Mess. Mason, of N. H. Bibb,

Mason, of Va.
Daggett,

Sanford,
Goldsborough, Talbot,
Gore,

Taylor,
Horsey,

Thompson,
King,

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

Mess. Macon,
Brown,

Morrow,
Campbell,

Roberts,
Chace,

Tait,
Condit,

Varnum,
Dana,

Wells,
Fromentin,

Williams,
Howell,

Wilson.
Hunter,
The bill having been further amended,

On motion by Mr. Wells, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until to-morrow.

Mr. Fromentin gave notice that to-morrow he should ask leave to bring in a bill to erect a light house at the mouth of the Mississippi river.

On motion, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning ; to which time the several orders of the day were postponed.

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