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Mess. Mason, of N. H. Mess. Thompson,
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. Barbour,
Mess. Mason, of Va.
pass. Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly.
Mr. Campbell, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act to regulatė the duties on imports and tonnage,” reported it with amendments, which were read,
A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Dougherty, their Clerk :
Mr. President- 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.
The President of the United States on the 9th instant, approved and signed “ An act in addition to an act to regulate the post-office establishment," “ 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," " An act to repeal the act entitled · An act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses
government and maintaining the public credit, by laying duties on household furniture, and on gold and silver watches,” “ 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," and on the 10th instant, “ An act to incorporate the subscribers to the bank of the United States."
The House of Representatives have passed a bill entitled “ An act for the relief of William Crawford, Frederick Bates, and William Gar
rard," a bill entitled “ An act authorizing the pay. ment of a sum of money to James Levins," a bill entitled "An act for the free impor'ation of stereotype plates, and to encourage the printing and gratuitous distribution of the scriptures by the bible societies within the United States," a bill entitled " An act for the relief of the heirs of Alexander Roxburgh,” a bill entitled “ An act providing for the sale of the tract of land at the British fort at the Miami of the Lake, at the foot of the Rapids, and for other purposes," a bill entitled “ An act providing for the sale of the tract of land at the Lower Rapids of Sandusky river,” a bill entitled " An act providing for the distribution of one hundred thousand dollars among the captors of the Algerine vessels captured and restored to the dey of Algiers,” a bill entitled "An act to alter certain parts of the act providing for the government of the Territory of Missouri,” also a bill entitled 6 An act for the relief of Samuel Dick, William Bruce, and Asa Kitchell," in which bills they request the concurrence of the Senate.
They have passed the bill which originated in the Senate, entitled “ An act in addition to an act entitled An act in relation to the navy pension fund," the bill entitled " An act confirming to the navigation company of New Orleans the use and possession of a lot in said city,” also the bill entitled “ An act further extending the time for issuing and locating military land warrants, and for
other purposes," and a Resolution for printing the laws relative to naturalization.
They have also passed the bill entitled “ An act to increase the pension of William Munday," with an amendment, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.
They concur in the amendments of the Senate to the bill entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of government for the year 1816,” except that which proposes to insert a new section to the bill, to which they disagree. And he withdrew.
The Senate proceeded to consider their amendment to the bill last mentioned, disagreed to by the House of Representatives. Whereupon
Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly.
The Senate proceeded to consider the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill entitled “ An act to increase the pension of William Munday."
Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly,
Agreeably to notice, Mr. Lacock asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill making further appropriations for the year 1816; and the bill was read.
Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.
The nine bills last brought up for concurrence were read.
Ordered, That they severally pass to the second reading
The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act to abolish the existing duties on spirits distilled within the United States, and to lay other duties in lieu of those at present imposed on licenses to distillers of spirituous liquors,” together with the amendment reported thereto by the select committee. Mr. Varnum was requested to take the chair.
On motion by Mr. Campbell, To strike out of section 4, line 7, the word « four,” and insert in lieu thereof “ three,"
It was determined in the negative, yeas 9,
On motion by Mr. Campbell, The yeas and nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mess. Barry,