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dent of the United States the enrolled bill entitled “An act to incorporate the subscribers to the bank of the United States."

The bill for settling 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, was read the second time.

The bill authorizing the sale of lots owned by the United States, in the city of New Orleans, and for other purposes, was read the second time.

The bill for the relief of the legal representatives of Ignace Chalmet Delino, deceased, was read the second time.

The resolutions reported from the joint committee appointed to inquire into the expediency of making certain alterations in the mode of transacting the business of Congress, were read the second time.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the committee to whom was referred the petition of Talcott Wolcott.

Whereupon, Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.

The 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,” wag read the second time. Mr. Brown, from the committee to whom was

referred the bill entitled “ An act making further provision for settling claims to land in the Territory of Illinois,” reported it with amendments, which were read.

Mr. Barbour, from the committee on military affairs, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of the military establishment of the United States for the year 1816,” reported it with an amendment, which was read.

Mr. Ruggles, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act supplemental to the act entitled • An 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," reported it with amendments, which were read. A message

from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Dougherty, their Clerk:

Mr. President—The House of Representatives have passed a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Charles Ross and Samuel Breck, surviving executors of John Ross, deceased," a bill entitled " An act for the relief of William Hamon,” a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Joseph Wheaton," the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of the widow and minor children of Zacquill Morgan, late a captain in the United States army," a bill entitled “An act for the relief of Menassah Miner," a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of a company of the twentieth brigade of Virginia militia, commanded by captain Jonathan Walmsley," a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Thomas B. Farish," a bill entitled An act for the relief of Charles Todd," a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of William Flood," a bill entitled " An act for the relief of Peter Audrain," a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Ephraim Shaler,” a bill entitled “An act for the relief of Patrick OʻFling, and Abigail OʻFling, and Edmund O‘Fling," a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Thomas Ap Catesby Jones," a bill entitled “ An act to authorize the sale of lands forfeited to the United States, in the district of Jeffersonville, at the land-office in said district,” a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Thomas Farrer, William Young, William Moseley, and William Leech,” a bill entitled “ An act for the payment of the militia in the case therein mentioned,” a bill entitled "An act for the relief of Joseph Wilson,” a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Paul D. Butler,” a bill entitled “ An act authorizing the payment for the courthouse of Hamilton, in the State of Ohio," a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Rufus S. Reed, and Daniel Dobbins," a bill entitled " An act for the relief of the President and Directors of the Washington Bridge Company,” a bill entitled “ An act to fix the commissions of the collectors of the direct tax and internal duties, and to revive and continue in force · An act further to provide for the collection of duties on imports and ton

nage," a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Asher Palmer,” a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of the supervisors of the county of Clinton, in the State of New-York,” a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of John Crosby and John Crosby, jun.” a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Taylor & M*Neal, Evans & MoNeal, and Henry & John M-Cleester," a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of certain owners of goods entered at Hampden, in the District of Maine," a bill entitled “ An act declaring the consent of Congress to acts of the State of South-Carolina, authorizing the city council of Charleston to impose and collect a duty on the tonnage of vessels from foreign ports, and to acts of the State of Georgia, authorizing the imposition and collection of a duty on the tonnage of vessels in the ports of Savannah and St. Marys," a bill entitled “ An act to increase the compensations now allowed by law to inspectors, measurers, weighers, and gaugers employed in the collection of the customs," a bill entitled “ An act declaring the assent of Congress to an act of the General Assembly of the State of Virginia,” also

“Resolution requiring the Secretary of State to compile and print, once in every two years, a register of all officers and agents, civil, military, and naval, in the service of the United States, in which bills and resolution they request the concurrence of the Senate.

They have also passed the bill which originated in the Senate, entitled “ An act authorizing 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;" the bill entitled “ 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," and also the bill entitled “ An act supplementary to an act entitled. An act to incorporate a company for making certain turnpike roads within the District of Columbia.” And he withdrew.

The thirty bills, and the resolution last brought up for concurrence, were read.

Ordered, That they severally pass to the seeond reading

The bill entitled 6 An act for the relief of certain claimants to lands in the district of Vincennes," was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

The bill concerning the District of Columbia having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed,

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

The bill concerning the entry of vessels at the port of Middletown, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time.

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