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bill to the House accordingly; and the amendments having been 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. A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Dougherty, their Clerk :
Mr. President- The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled bill, I am directed to bring it to the Senate, for the signature of their President.
The House of Representatives have passed a bill entitled “An act for the more convenient arrangement of the times and places of holding the circuit courts of the United States for the districts of South-Carolina and Georgia ;" in which bill they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.
The bill last mentioned was read.
Mr. Campbell, from the committee appointed on so much of the message of the President of the United States as relates to finance and an uniform national currency, to whom was referred the petition of Talcott Wolcott, made a report, together with the following resolution :
Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.
The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill to authorizo
the Secretary of the Treasury to subscribe in behalf of the United States, for shares in the capital stock of the Chesapeake and Delaware canal company.
On motion by Mr. Varnum, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until the first Monday in July next.
The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion made the 8th instant, directing the Secretary of the War Department to lay before the Senate a statement of the military establishment of the United States, for the years 1788, 1791, 1794, 1798, 1803, 1809, 1813, and 1815, respectively; and agreed thereto.
Mr. Varnum communicated sundry documents to be filed with the petition of Sarah Jarves, and others, praying payment of the balance which may
be found due to Leonard Jarves, deceased, for services during the revolutionary war.
The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill concerning the District of Columbia.
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 entitled “ An act for the relief of certain claimants to lands in the District of Vincennes," and
Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.
Mr. Campbell gave notice that he should ask leave to bring in a bill to authorize the State of Tennessee to issue grants and perfect titles on certain entries and locations of lands therein described.
Mr. Dana gave notice that he should ask leave to bring in a bill concerning the maritime precincts of the United States.
The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill concerning the entry of vessels at the port of Middletown; and
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 resolution for printing the laws relative to naturalization.
On the question—"Shall this resolution 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 entitled “ An act making further provision for military services during the late war, and for other purposes,” together with the amendments reported thereto by the select committee.
On the question to agree to the first amendment proposed, amended as follows:
“Be it further enacted, That donations of land be granted to all the officers of the regular army who were in service, and who have been disband
ed in reducing the army conformably to the act of third March, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and who shall not have been reinstated in the army by the seventeenth of May next, to wit: to each major general, one thousand two hundred and eighty acres ; to each brigadier general, one thousand one hundred and twenty acres; to each colonel and lieutenant colonel, nine hundred and sixty acres; to each major, eight hundred acres ; to each captain, six hundred and forty acres ; to each subaltern, four hundred and eighty acres; and to officers of the medical and other staff, who have no rank, in proportion to their pay according to the scale aforesaid."
It was determined in the negative, yeas 10,
On motion by Mr. Lacock, The yeas and nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mess. Barry,
Mason, of N. H.
A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Dougherty, their Clerk:
Mr. President--I am directed to announce to the Senate, the death of the honourable Richard Stanford, a member of the House of Representatives from the State of North-Carolina, and that his funeral will take place to-morrow, at 12 o'clock. And he withdrew. Whereupon,
On motion by Mr. Macon, Resolved unanimously, That the Senate will attend the funeral of the honourable Richard Stanford, late a member of the House of Representatives, from the State of North-Carolina, to-morrow at 12 o'clock; and, as a testimony of respect for the memory of the deceased, they will go into mourning, and wear a black crape round the left arm for thirty days.
On motion, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning; to which time the several orders of the day were postponed.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1816.
On motion, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1816.
Mr. Roberts reported from the committee that they had on the 9th instant laid before the Presi