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The resolution authorizing the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives to adjourn their respective Houses on the 20th day of April instant, was read the second time.

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.” Mr. Varnum was requested to take the chair.

Mr. Barbour moved to strike out of line 31, 6 five," and

On his motion, It was agreed to take the question by yeas and nays.

On motion by Mr. Harper, That the further consideration of the bill be postponed until the first day of August next.

It was determined in the negative, yeas 3,

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On motion by Mr. Lacock,
The yeas and nays being desired by one fifth of
the Senators present, those who voted in the af-
firmative, are
Mess. Goldsborough, Mr. Macon.

Harper,
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mess. Barbour, Mess. Campbell,
Barry,

Chace,
Brown,

Condit,

Mess. Daggett,

Mess. Ruggles,
Dana,

Sanford,
Fromentin,

Talbot,
Gaillard,

Tait,
Gore,

Thompson,
Horsey,

Tichenor,
Hunter,

Turner,
King,

Varnum,
Lacock,

Wells,
Morrow,

Williams. Roberts, On the question to agree to the motion by Mr. Barbour, to strike out of line 31, “ five,” to reduce the duty on woolen manufactures from twenty-five to twenty per cent. ad valorem,

It was determined in the negative, yeas 9,

nays 20.

It having been agreed to take the question by yeas and nays, those who voted in the affirmative are, Mess. Barbour, Mess. Macon, Campbell,

Roberts,
Gaillard,

Tait,
Goldsborough,

Turner.
Harper,
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mess. Barry,

Mess. Daggett,
Brown,

Dana,
Chace,

Gore,
Condit,

Horsey,

Mesg. Hunter,

Mesk. Talbot,
King,

Thompson,
Lacock,

Tichenor,
Morrow,

Varnum,
Ruggles,

Wells,
Sanford,

Williams. On motion by Mr. Barbour, To strike out of lines 36 and 37, “nineteen, and insert in lieu thereof " seventeen,” to limit the maximum duty on woolen manufactures to one, instead of three years,

It was determined in the negative, yeas 9,

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On his motion, The yeas and nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mess. Barbour, Mess. Roberts, Campbell,

Tait,
Gaillard,

Turner,
Goldsborough,

Williams.
Macon,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Mess. Barry,

Mesg. Harper,
Brown,

Horsey,
Chace,

Hunter,
Condit,

King,
Daggett,

Lacock,
Dana,

Morrow,
Gore,

Ruggles,

Mess. Sanford,

Mess. Tichenor,
Talbot,

Varnum,
Thompson,

Wells. On motion by Mr. Macon, To strike out of line 144 “twenty," and insert in lieu thereof “ twelve and an hall,” with a view to reduce the duty on salt per bushel seven and an half cents.

It was determined in the negative, yeas 13,

nays 15.

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On his motion,
The
yeas

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

Mess. Roberts,
Brown,

Tait,
Dana,

Thompson,
Fromentin,

Tichenor,
Goldsborough,

Turner,
Hunter,

Varnum.
Macon,
Those who voted in the negative are,
Mess. Barry,

Mess. King,
Campbell,

Lacock,
Chace,

Morrow,
Condit,

Ruggles,
Daggett,

Sanford,
Gore,

Wells,
Harper,

Williams.
Horsey,

On motion, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning; to which time the several orders of the day were postponed,

THURSDAY, April 18th, 1816.

The President communicated the petition of Benjamin G. Bowen, and others, messengers in the several public departments, praying an increase of compensation as stated in the petition ; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Daggett, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled " An act fixing the compensation of the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives, and making a temporary provision for the clerks employed in their offices,” to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Ruggles presented the petition of John Coffee, junior, and others, of Belmont county, in the State of Ohio, praying a post-office in said county, as stated in the petition, which was read.

On his motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee to whom was referred, on the 13th of December, the petition of John Duckworth, junior, and others, to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Chace presented the memorial of Willis

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