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Mr. Barbour, from the committee on military affairs, to whom was referred the bill entitled An act for the relief of Elizabeth Hamilton,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Barbour, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act sup plementary to an act entitled • An act granting bounties in lands and extra pay to certain Canadian volunteers,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Barbour, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act providing for cases of lost military land warrants, and discharges for faithful services,” reported it without amendment.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Robert Kidd," and

On the question—"Shall this bill be read a third time?"

It was determined in the negative. So the bill was lost.

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act to amend an act entitled An act for the relief of Edward Hallowell;" and

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

The bill concerning the annual sum appropriated for arming and equipping the militia, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time.

Resolved. That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be “ An act concerning the annual sum appropriated for arming and equipping the militia."

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill.

The bill to increase the compensation of the superintendents of the manufactories of arms, at Springfield and Harper's Ferry, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, wai read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass and that the title thereof be, “ An act to increase the compensation of the superintendents of the manufactories of arms at Springfield and Harper's Ferry."

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill.

The amendments to the bill entitled “ An act for organizing the general staff, and making further provision for the army of the United States," having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, the bill was read a third time as amended.

On the question—“Shall this bill pass as amended?"

It was determined in the affirmative, yeas 15,

nays 11.

The reas

On motion by Mr. Tichenor,
and

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

Mess. Barbour, Mess. Mason, of Va.
Barry,

Morrow,
Brown,

Roberts,
Condit,

Sanford,
Fromentin,

Tait,
Gaillard,

Turner,
Howell,

Williams.
Lacock,
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mess. Daggett,

Mess. Thompson,
Goldsborough,

Tichenor,
Horsey,

Varnum,
King,

Wells,
Macon,

Wilson.
Mason, of N. H.

So it was
Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill “ for adjusting the claims to land and establishing a land-office for the districts of lands lying east of the Mississippi river and island of New-Orleans ;” and the bill baving been amended, the President reported it to the House accordingly.

On the question to concur in the following amendment, agreed to as in committee of the whole, to be aduled at the end of the 2d section :

Provided always, That nothing in this act con

fained shall be construed, deemed, or taken, to affect or impair the right or rights of any person or persons claiming any of the lands aforesaid.”

It was determined in the affirmative, yeas 16,

nays 9.

On motion by Mr. Brown,
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 N.H. Condit,

Roberts,
Daggett,

Sanford,
Dana,

Tait,
Gaillard,

Thompson,
Goldsborough, Tichenor,
Horsey,

Wells,
King,

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

Mess. Morrow,
Fromentin,

Turner,
Howell,

Varnum,
Macon,

Williams.
Mason, of Va.
The bill having been further amended,
On the question—“ Shall this bill be engrossed
and read a third time?"

It was determined in the affirmative. Mr. Daggett, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act to enable the levy court of the county of Alexandria to lay a

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tax for the purpose of defraying the expense of erecting a jail and court-house," reported it without amendment.

Mr. Daggett, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act providing an additional compensation to the district judge of the southern district of New-York," reported it without amendment.

Mr. Barbour communicated a resolution of the legislature of the State of Virginia, adopting the amendment to the Constitution of the United States, proposed by the legislature of North-Carolina, for dividing each State into distriets for the purpose of choosing representatives in the Congress, and of appointing electors of President and Vice-President of the United States.

The resolution and proposed amendment were read.

Mr. Mason, of Virginia, communicated a resolution of the legislature of the State of Virginia, rejecting the amendments to the Constitution of the United States, proposed by the legislatures of Connecticut and Massachusetts.

The resolution and proposed amendments were read.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of certain purchasers of public lands in the Mississippi Territory," and

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.
The Senate resumed, as in committee of the

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