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It was determined in the affirmative. The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of the legal representatives of Ignace Chalmet Delino, deceased.

On the question--- Shall this bill be engrossed and read a third time?"

It was determined in the affirmative. The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the resolutions reported from the joint committee, to inquire into the expediency of making certain alterations in the mode of transacting the business of Congress.

On motion by Mr. Tait, Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill be postponed until the first Monday in June next.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill concerning the maritime precincts of the United States.

Ou motion by Mr. Dana, ... Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until Friday next.

The Senate resuined, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill making further appropriations for the year 1816.

On motion by Mr. Daggett, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until Wednesday next.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the bill entitled “ An act authorizing the President of the United States to lease the Saline, near the Wabash river, for a term not exceeding seven years,” and

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of William Flood,” together with the amendment reported thereto by the select committee ; and the amendment having been disagreed to, the President reported the bill to the House.

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

It was determined in the affirmative, yeas 27,

Days 2.

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. Barbour,

Mess. Howell,
Barry,

King,
Brown,

Mason, of N. H.
Chace,

Mason, of Va.
Condit,

Morrow,
Daggett,

Ruggles,
Fromentin,

Sanford,
Gaillard,

Tait,
Goldsborough, Thompson,
Gore,

Tichenor,
Harper,

Turner,
Horsey,

Varnum,

Mess. Wells,

Mr. Wilson,
Williams,
Those who voted in the negative are,
Mr. Macon,

Mr. Roberts. A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Dougherty, their Clerk:

Mr. President, The House of Representatives disagree to some, and agree to other amendments of the Senate to the bill entitled “ An act supplementary to the act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the United States, and to provide for assessing and collecting the same.” And he withdrew.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Joseph Wilson,” together with the amendment reported thereto by the select committee; and the amendment having been agreed to, the President reported the bill to the House accordingly.

On the question—Shall the amendment be engrossed, and the bill read a third time, as amended ?"

It was determined in the affirmative. The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of the President and Directors of the Washington bridge company,” together

with the amendment reported thereto by the select commitee; and the amendment having been agreed to, the President reported the bill to the House accordingly.

On the question-“Shall the amendment be engrossed, and the bill read a third time as amended?"

It was determined in the affirmative.

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 1816.

The number of Senators present not being sufficient to constitute a quorum,

On motion by Mr. Varnum,
That the Senate adjourn.
It was determined in the negative, yeas 3,

nays 11.

On his motion,
The
yeas

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

Mr. Williams.
Varnum,
Those who voted in the negative are,
Mess. Brown,

Megs, Daggett,
Chace,

Gaillard,
Condit,

Howell,

Mess. Lacock,

Mess. Tait,
Morrow,

Wilson, Ruggles, A quorum having assembled, Mr. Roberts reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled, the bill entitled “ An act establishing a port of delivery at the town of Bayou St. John,” also the bill entitled “ An act concerning the entry of vessels at the ports of Middletown and Plymouth."

Mr. Chace, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled - An act for the relief of Moses Turner,” reported it without amendment.

The bill entitled - An act appropriating the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, for the pure pose therein mentioned," was read the second time.

On motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee on naval affairs, to consider and report thereon.

The bill entitled “ An act authorizing the pay. ment of a sum of money to Joseph Stewart and others," was read the second time.

On motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee last mentioned, to consider and report thereon.

The bill entitled “ An act allowing pay to certain persons made prisoners with the revenue cutter Surveyor," was read the second time.

On motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the same committee, to consider and report thereon.

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