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The bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Jo seph S. Newell,” was read the second time.

On motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee appointed the 7th December, on the memorial of the legislature of the Mississippi Territory, to consider and report thereon.

The bill entitled “ An act concerning pre-emp tion rights given in the purchase of lands, to certain settlers in the State of Louisiana, and in the Territories of Missouri and Illinois," 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 making appropriations for repairing certain roads therein described,” was read the second time.

On motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee appointed on so much of the message of the President of the United States, as relates to roads and canals.

The bill entitled “ An act to anthorize the surveying and making a road in the Territory of Illinois," 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 for reducing the duties on licenses to retailers of wines, spirituous li

quors, and foreign merchandise,” was read the second time.

On motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee appointed on so much of the message of the President of the United States as relates to finance and an uniform national currency, to consider and report thereon.

The bill entitled “ An act authorizing the payment of a sum of money to John Rodgers and others," was read the second time.

On motion, Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Daggett, Mr. Sanford, and Mr. Goldsborough, to consider and report thereon.

The bill entitled “ An act authorizing the judges of the circuit court for the district of Columbia, to prepare a code of jurisprudence for the said district,” was read the second time.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of the navy of the United States, for the year 1816.”

On motion by Mr. Lacock, To insert at the end of the first section, “ For building and completing vessels of war on the Jakes, two hundred thousand dollars."

It was determined in the negative, yeas 10,

nays 17

On motion by Mr. Tait, The yeas and nays being desired by one fifth .

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of the Senators present, those who voted in the
affirmative, are
Mess. Barry,

Mess. Roberts,
Chace,

Ruggles,
Lacock,

Tichenor,
Mason, of Va

Turner,
Morrow,

Varnum.
Those who voted in the negative are,
Mess. Barbour, Mess. King,
Brown,

Macon,
Condit,

Mason, of N. H.
Daggett,

Tait,
Dana,

Thompson,
Gaillard,

Wells,
Goldsborough,

Williams,
Gore,

Wilson,
Horsey,
And no amendment having been agreed to,
Ordered, That it pass to the third reading.

On motion, The bill last mentioned was read a third time by unanimous consent.

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

Mr. Lacock submitted the accounts of expenditures on the building now occupied by Congress, showing the amount of the cost thereof to the proprietors.

Tne Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled “ An

act directing the discharge of Moses Lewis from imprisonment."

On motion by Mr. Varnum, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until the first Monday in June next,

It was determined in the negative, yeas 12,

nays 16.

On motion by Mr. Chace,
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 Va. Barry,

Morrow,
Clace,

Roberts,
Condit,

Turner,
Howell,

Varnum,
Macon,

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

Mess. Lacock,
Daggett,

Mason, of N. H.
Gaillard,

Ruggles,
Goldsborough, Tait,
Gore,

Thompson,

Tichenor,
Horsey,

Wells,
King,

Williams.
Ordered, That it

pass

to a third reading. The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of the military establishment of the United States, for the year 1816."

On motion by Mr. Barbour,

Harper,

That the Senate agree to the following amendment:

Sec. 1, line 36, after 6 dollars," insert “ For defraying the expenses incurred by calling out the militia, during the late war, in addition to the sums heretofore appropriated by law to that object, one million two hundred and fifty thousand dollars."

It was determined in the affirmative, yeas 17,

Days 16.

yeas and

On motion by Mr. Barbour,
The

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

Mason, of Va.
Bibb,

Roberts,
Brown,

Tait,
Condit,

Turner,
Fromentin,

Wells,
Horsey,

Williams,
Howell,

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

Mess. King,
Chace,

Mason, of N. H.
Daggett,

Morrow,
Dana,

Ruggles,
Gaillard,

Sanford,
Goldsborough, Thompson
Gore,

Tichenor,
Harper,

Varnum,

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