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The seven bills last brought up for concurrence

were read.

Ordered, That they severally pass to the second reading

The President signed the enrolled bill last reported to have been examined, and it was delivered to the committee to be laid before the President of the United States.

A message from the President of the United States, by Mr. Todd, his Secretary :

Mr. President, The President of the United States this day approved and signed “An act in addition to an act entitled An act in relation to the Navy Pension Fund," “ An further extending the time for issuing and locating military land warrants, and for other purposes,” “ An act to increase the pension of William Munday,” “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,” “ 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,” “ An act confirming to the navigation company of New-Orleans, the use and possession of a lot in said city,” “ An act supplementary to an act entitled • An act to incorporate a company for making certain turnpike roads within the District of Columbia,” “An act to authorize 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," also a “ Resolution for printing the laws relative to naturalization.”

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

The following written message was also re ceived from the President of the United States, by Mr. Todd, his Secretary: To the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States. I lay before Congress copies of a convention concluded between the United States and the Cherokee Indians, on the second day of March, last, as the same has been duly ratified and proclaimed. And I recommend that such provision be made by Congress as the stipulations therein contained may require.

JAMES MADISON. April 16, 1816.

The message was read.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled " An act to regulate the duties on imports and tonnage;" and Mr. Varnym was requested to take the chair.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, To strike out of line 130, “ forty-five," It was determined in the negative, yeas 14,

nays. 18.

On his motion,

The yeas

and

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

Mess. Morrow,
Brown,

Roberts,
Campbell,

Ruggles,
Chace,

Sanford,
Condit,

Talbot,
Fromentin,

Tichenor,
Lacock,

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

Mess. King,

Macon,
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Dana,

Mason, of N. H.
Gaillard,

Tait,
Goldsborough, Thompson,
Gore,

Turner,
Harper,

Varnum,
Horsey,

Wells,
Hunter,

Williams.
On motion by Mr. Talbot,
To insert at the end of line 146, “ and all other
materials,"

It was determined in the negative, yeas 11,

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nays 20.

On motion by Mr. Roberts,
The

yeas and nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mess. Barry,

Mess. Roberts,
Brown,

Ruggles,
Chace,

Talbot,
Condit,

Williams,
Fromentin,

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

Mess. Macon,
Daggett,

Mason, of N. H.
Dana,

Morrow,
Gaillard,

Sanford,
Goldsborough, Tait,
Gore,

Thompson,
Harper,

Tichenor,
Horsey,

Turner,
Hunter,

Varnum,
King,

Wells.
After further progress,

On motion by Mr. Mason, of N. H. Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill be postponed until to-morrow.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Edward Wil

Whereupon,
Resolved, That they concur therein.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments to the bill entitled · An act respecting the

son.

Jate officers and crew of the sloop of war Wasp.’s

Whereupon,
Resolved, That they concur therein.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill entitled “ An act further supplementary to the act entitled • An act providing for the indemnification of certain claimants of public lands in the Mississippi Territory."

Whereupon,
Resolved, That they concur therein.

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

Mr. Brown, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled " An act to enable the people of the Mississippi Territory to form a Constitution and State Government, and for the ad. mission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States," reported it without amendment. He also made a report on the subject; which was read.

The bill entitled “ An act to establish postroads,” was read the second time by unanimous consent.

On motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee to whom was referred on the 13th of Deceinber, the petition of John Duckworth and others, to consider and report thereon.

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