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SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 1816.
On motion by Mr. Wilson, Resolved, That the Secretary be directed to inform the House of Representatives that an omission has taken place in engrossing the amendments made by the Senate to the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled “ An act in addition to an act to regulate the post-office establishment,” and request that the House will return the said bill and amendments to the Senate, with a view that the said omission
be supplied. Mr. Mason, of Virginia, submitted the following motion for consideration :
Resolved, That the committee on Roads and Canals be instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to subscribe fifty thousand dollars to the Great Coastwise Canal and River Navigation Company, incorporated by the Legislature of Virginia, for the purpose of cutting a canal from the port of Norfolk, through the Eastern Branch of Elizabeth River, to the channel of Currituck Sound, on the terms and conditions proposed by the president and directors of the said Great Coast-wise Canal and River Navigation Company.
The bill supplementary to an act entitled “ An act to incorporate a company for making certain turnpike roads within the District of Columbia,” was read the second time.
The 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, was read the second time.
The bill for the relief of Isaac Briggs was read the second time.
A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Dougherty, their Clerk :
Mr. President-Agreeably to the request, I am directed to bring to the Senate the bill entitled “ An act in addition to an act to regulate the post office establishment," together with the amendments thereto.
The President of the United States on the 25th instant approved and signed “ An act for the relief of Erastus Loomis.'
The Speaker of the House of Representatives having approved and signed several enrolled bills, I am directed to bring them to the Senate, for the signature of their President.
The House of Representatives have passed a bill entitled “ An act to enable the people of the Indiana Territory to form a Constitution and State Government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States;" a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of certain purchasers of public lands in the Mississippi Territory;" a bill entitled “ An act authorizing the President of the United States to lease the Saline, near the Wabash river, for a
term not exceeding seven years;" a bill entitled * An act to amend an act entitled An act for the relief of Edward Hallowell;" a bill entitled " An act supplemental to the act entitled • A. act regulating and defining the duties of the judges of the Territory of Illinois, and for vesting in the courts of the Territory of Indiana a jurisdiction in chancery cases arising in the said Territory; a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Henry Malcolm;" a bill entitled “An act directing the discharge of Ebenezer Keeler and John Francis from imprisonment;" a bill entitled “ An act directing the discharge of Moses Lewis from imprisonment;" a bill entitled “ An act for the remission of certain duties on the importation of books for the use of Harvard College, and on the carriage and personal baggage of his excellency William Gore, governor of the British province of Upper Canada ;" a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Robert Kidd ;" and also a bill entitled ** An act supplementary to the act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the United States, and to provide for assessing and collecting the same;" in which bills they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.
The President signed the three enrolled bills last reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee to be laid before the President of the United States.
Mess. Gaillard, Mess. Talbot,
On motion by Mr. Roberts, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock on Monday morning; to which time the several orders of the day were postponed.
MONDAY, APRIL 1, 1816.
The President communicated the general account of the treasurer of the United States from the first of October, 1814, to the first of April, 1815, as also the accounts of the war and navy departments, from the first of October, 1814, to the first of October, 1815, together with the reports of the accounting officers of the treasury thereon ; which were read.
Mr. Roberts reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of John T. Wirt."
Mr. Roberts, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act to alter and