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Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be “ An act concerning the entry of vessels at the port of Middletown.”

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

The resolution for printing the laws relative to naturalization, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time. Resolved, That this resolution

pass. Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

The amendments to the bill entitled “An act making appropriations for the support of government for the year 1816," having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, the bill was read a third time, and the blank filled. Resolved, That this bill

pass

with amendments. Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

Mr. Lacock gave notice that he should ask leave to bring in a bill making an appropriation for the compensation of the commissioner and clerk, authorized by an act entitled "An act to authorize the payment for property lost, captured, or destroyed by the enemy, while in the military service of the United States, and for other

purposes."

The following written message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Todd, his Secretary:

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States. With a view to the more convenient arrangement of the important and growing business connected with the grant of exclusive rights to inventors and authors, I recommend the establishment of a distinct office within the Department of State, to be charged therewith, under a director, with a salary adequate to his services, and with the privilege of franking communications by mail from and to the office. I recommend also, that further restraints be imposed on the issue of patents to wrongful claimants, and further guards provided against fraudulent exactions of fees by persons possessed of patents.

JAMES MADISON. April 11, 1816. The message was read.

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; and the amendments having becn disagreed to, the President reported the bill to the House.

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

It was determined in the affirmative, yeas 15,

nays 9.

On motion by Mr. Varnup;

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nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mess. Barbour, Mess. Morrow, Barry,

Roberts,
Brown,

Ruggles,
Condit,

Sanford,
Fromentin,

Talbot,
Lacock,

Turner,
Macon,

Williams.
Mason, of Va.
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mess. Daggett,

Mess. Thompson
Gaillard,

Tichenor,
Goldsborough,

Va

arnum, Hunter,

Wells. Tait, The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill providing for the increase of the salaries of the officers of

government therein mentioned ; and Mr. Barry was requested to take the chair.

On motion by Mr. Talbot, To strike out from line 37 to line 79, of the bill, comprehending all the judges,

It was determined in the negative, yeas 5,

nays 20.

On motion by Mr. Dana, The yeas and nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mess. Barbour, Mess. Talbot,
Barry,

Turner.
Mason, of Va.
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mess. Brown,

Mess. Macon,
Chace,

Morrow,
Condit,

Roberts,
Daggett,

Ruggles,
Dana,

Sanford,
Fromentin,

Tait,
Gaillard,

Thompson,
Goldsborough,

Varnum,
Hunter,

Wells,
Lacock,

Williams. The bill having been amended, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Barry reported the bill to the House accordingly.

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

It was determined in the negative, yeas 12,

nays 14.

On motion by Mr. Talbot, The yeas and

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

Mess. Macon,
Brown,

Morrow,
Daggett,

Roberts,
Fromentin,

Tait,
Hunter,

Turner,
Lacock,

Williams.

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

Mess. Mason, of Va.
Chace,

Rug,les,
Condit,

Sanford,
Dana,

Talbot,
Gaillard,

Thompson,
Goldsborough,

Varnum, Mason, of N. H. Wells. Agreeably to notice, Mr. Dana asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill concerning the maritime precincts of the United States; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Campbell asked and obtained 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 there. in described; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

The President communicated a report of the Secretary for the Department of War, exhibiting the names of the clerks employed in the several offices attached to that department, and the sums given to each for the year 1815; and the report

was read.

After the consideration of executive business, 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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