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So it was Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be - An act for the benefit of the widow and children of Robert Fulton, deceased."

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

The bill to establish a system of navigation for the United States, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time, and the blanks having been filled,

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be, “ An act to establish a system of navigation for the United States."

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

The President communicated a letter from the commissioner of the general land-office, relating to a report of the commissioners on claims for lands in the western land district of the State of Louisiana, transmitted to the House of Representatives; and the letter was read.

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

MONDAY, APRIL 8, 1816.

Mr. Roberts presented the memorial and remonstrance of Thomas M. Longstreth and others, manufacturers of paper-hangings in the city of Philadelphia, praying that in lieu of the duty of one cent per pound on whiting, as proposed in the contemplated tariff, a moderate ad valorem duty may be imposed, if any impost on that article shall be deemed expedient; for reasons stated in the memorial, which was read.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee appointed on so much of the message of the President of the United Stases as relates to manufactures, to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise,

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the bill to provide more effectually for the payment of specie by the several banks within the District of Columbia.

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the committee on military affairs, to whom was referred the petition of the representatives of Ignace Delino. Whereupon,

Resolved, That the petition of the representatives of Ignace Delino is reasonable, and ought to be granted.

Resolved, That provision should be made for ascertaining with precision the amount of losses sustained by the said Ignace Delino.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of the heirs of George Nebinger," together with the amendments reported thereto.

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by the select committee; the amendments having been agreed to, the President reported the bill to the House accordingly, and the amendments were concurred in.

On the question—"Shall the amendments be engrossed, and the bill read a third time as amended ?

It was determined in the affirmative. Mr. Lacock, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of government for the year 1816,” reported it with amendments, which were read.

The engrossed bill, making appropriation for the construction of roads and canals, was read a third time.

On motion by Mr. Mason, of N. H. " That the further consideration thereof be postponed until the first Monday in July next," :: It was determined in the affirmative, yeas 18,

nays 9.

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. Barry,

Mess. Hunter,
Chace,

King,
Condit,

Macon,
Daggett,

Mason, of N. H.
Gaillard,

Roberts,
Gore,

Sanford,

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Mess. Talbot,

Mess. Turner,
Tait,

Varnum,
Thompson,

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

Mess. Lacock,
Brown,

Morrow,
Dana,

Ruggles,
Fromentin,

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

Mr. President-The President of the United States, on the 2d instant, approved and signed “ An act placing certain persons on the list of navy pensioners," " An act authorizing and requiring the Secretary of State to issue letters patent to Andrew Kurtz," also “ An act for the relief of John T. Wirt."

The House of Representatives concur in the amendments of the Senate to the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the subscribers to the bank of the United States."

The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed several enrolled bills, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President. And he withdrew.

The President signed the four 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.

Mr. Fromentin, from the committee to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill for set

tling the compensation of the commissioners, clerk, and translator of the board for land claims in the western district of the territory of Orleans, now State of Louisiana ; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the bill entitled “ An act to alter and amend the law of costs."

On motion by Mr. Talbot, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until the first Monday in July next.

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

Mr. Fromentin, from the committee to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill authorizing the sale of lots owned by the United States, in the city of New-Orleans, and for other purposes. 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 entitled “ An act for the relief of Thomas and John Clifford, Elisha Fisher, and company, Thomas Clifford, and Thomas Clifford, and son;" and the bill having been amended, the President reported it to the House accordingly; and the amendment having been concurred in,

On the question-Shall the amendment be engrossed, and the bill read a third time as amended?"

It was determined in the negative. Mr. Campbell, from the committee appointed on *so much of the message of the President of the

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