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On motion by Mr. Wilson, To strike out of line 130, “ forty-five," and insert in lieu thereof, “ sixty,” to increase the duty on iron in bars and bolts,
A division of the question was called for by Mr. Thompson, and it was taken on striking out, and determined in the negative, yeas 14, nays 16.
On motion by Mr. Wilson, The yeas and
nays being desired by one fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative are, Mess. Barry,
Mason, of N. H. Mess. Tait,
It was determined in the negative, yeas 14,
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. Macon, Brown,
Mess. Mason, of N. H.
On motion, The Senate adjourned to 10 o'clock to-morrow morning; to which time the several orders of the day were postponed.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1816.
Mr. Williams, from the committee to whom was referred the bill en it'ed “ An act fixing the compensation of the Sec etary of ihe Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives, and making a temporary provision for the Clerks employed in their offices,” reported it with amendments, which were read.
Mr. Tait, from the committee on naval affairs, to whom was referred the bill entitled 6 An act to authorize the building of three light-houses, viz : one on Race Point, one on Point Gammon, and one on the island of Petite Mapon, in the State of Massachusetts,” reported it without amendment.
Mr. Tait, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act making appropriations for rebuilding light-houses and for completing the plan of lighting them according to the improvements of Winslow Lewis; for placing beacons and buoys; for preserving Little Gull Island ; and for surveying the coast of the United States," repurted it without amendment.
Mr. Roberts reported, from the committee, that they had on the 18th instant, laid before the Predent of the United States, the bill entitled "An act to enable the people of the Indiana Territory to forin a Constitution and State Government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States," also
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."
Mr. Mason, of Va. submitted the following motion for consideration :
Resolved, That the Secretaries of the War and Navy be directed 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, incorporated by the legislature of Virginia for the purpose of cutting a canal from the port of Norfolk through the eastern branch of Elizabeth river, to the channel of Currituck Sound, on the terms and conditions proposed by the President and Directors of the said great coast-wise canal and river navigation company, and that the said Secretaries be also directed to report their opinions on this subject, to Congress, at the commencement of its next session.
The four bills brought up yesterday for concurrence were read.
Ordered, That they severally pass to the second reading
On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That the committee to whom was referred the memorial of Thomas Murray, be diseharged from the further consideration thereof, and that the memorialist have leave to withdraw his memorial.
A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr Dougherty, their Clerk:
Mr. President—The House of Representatives have passed a bill entitled “ An act making an appropriation for enclosing and improving the public square near the Capitol, and to abolish the office of commissioners of the public buildings, and of superintendent, and for the appointment of one commissioner for the public buildings;" a bill entitled “ An act providing an additional compensation to the district judge of the southern district of New-York;" a bill entitled “ An act to enable the levy court of the county of Alexandria to lay a tax for the purpose of defraying the expense of erecting a jail and court-house :” and also a bill entitled “ An act to authorize the survey of two millions of acres of the public lands, in lieu of that quantity heretofore authorized to be surveyed in the Territory of Michigan, as military bounty lands;" in which bills they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.
The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act to regulate the duties on imports and tonnage.”
On motion by Mr. Mason, of N. H.