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that State's quota of the direct tax imposed by the act of Congress passed the fifth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, or that shall be imposed by any subsequent act of Congress; and it shall be the duty of the said board of principal assessors again to convene in general meeting, on the

next, at in the said State, and then and there diligently and carefully re-consider and re-examine the several lists of valuation for the direct tax for the said State, for the year one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, and they shall have power to revise, alter, re-adjust, and equalize the several lists of valuation aforesaid for the counties of the said State respectively, by adding thereto or deducting therefrom such a rate per centum as shall render the valuation of the said counties relatively equal, according to the present actual ready-money value of the property assessed and contained in the said lists of valuation, and shall thereupon apportion to each county in the said State, a quota of the tax, bearing the same proportion to the whole direct tax imposed on the State, as the aggregate valuation of each county bears to the aggregate valuation of the State; and the valuation, equalization, and apportionment so made by the board of principal assessors afore said, shall be in full force and operation, and remain unchanged, subject only to the exceptions contained in the first section of this act; and the said board of principal assessors shall, within

twenty days after their meeting as hereinbefore directed, complete the said revision, equalization, and apportionment, and shall record the same, and in all respects not herein otherwise directed, shall conform to the provisions contained in the act in this section first-above recited." : It was determined in the affirmative, yeas 16,

nays 6.

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

Mess. King,
Brown,

Morrow,
Campbell,

Ruggles,
Chace,

Sanford,
Gaillard,

Talbot,
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Gore,

Thompson,
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Horsey,

Wells,
Hunter,

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

Mess. Roberts,
Macon,

Turner,
Mason, of N. H. Varnum.
The amendments having been concurred in,

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

It was determined in the affirmative.

On motion by Mr. Campbell, It was agreed that the consideration of the bill · entitled “ An act to regulate the duties on imports

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and tonnage,” together with the amendments reported thereto by the select committee, be made the order of the day for Monday next.

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

MONDAY, APRIL 15, 1816.

Mr. Roberts reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill entitled “ An act to increase the pension of William Munday,” the bill entitled “ An act further extending the time for issuing and locating military land warrants, and for other purposes,” the bill entitled “ An act confirming to the navigation company of New-Orleans, the use and

possession of a lot in the said city," the bill entitled * An act in addition to an act entitled . An act in relation to the Navy Pension Fund,” the bill entitled “ An act authorizing the sale of a lot of ground belonging to the United States, situated in the town of Knoxville and State of Tennessee," the “Resolution for printing the laws relative to naturalization,” the bill entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of government for the year 1816,” the bill entitled “An act for the relief of certain claimants to lands in the district of Vincennes," and the bill entitled “ An act making further provision for military services during the late war, and for other purposes.”

Mr. Tait, from the committee on naval affairs, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Thomas Ap Catesby Jones," reported it without amendment.

Mr. Tait, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Rufus S. Reed and Daniel Dobbins," reported it without amendment.

Mr. Tait, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Asher Palmer,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Tait, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of John Crosby and John Crosby, jun.” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Tait, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Taylor & M‘Neal, Evans & M-Neal, and Henry & John M.Leister,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Daggett, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of certain owners of goods entered at Hampden, in the District of Maine," reported it without amendment.

Mr. Morrow, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “An act declaring the assent of Congress to an act of the General As

sembly of Virginia therein named,” reported it without amendment.

On motion by Mr. Morrow, Ordered, That the committee appointed on so much of the message of the President of the United States as relates to roads and canals, to whom were referred the resolution of the Senate of the 18th of March, instructing them to inquire into the expediency of laying out a national or military road from the town of Washington, in Pennsylvania, to Sandusky Bay; and the resolution of the 1st inst. instructing them to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to subscribe fifty thousand dollars to the great coast-wise canal and river navigation company; and also the memorial of the president and directors of the Middlesex canal, in the State of Massachusetts, be respectively discharged from the further consideration thereof.

The amendments to the bill entitled 6 An act supplementary to the act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining the public credit hy laying a direct tax upon the United States, and to provide for assessing and collecting the same," having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, the bill was read a third time as amended, and the blanks were filled. Resolved, That this bill

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

pass

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