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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 authorizing the payment for the court-house of Hamilton, in the State of Ohio," 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, Mr. Brown, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act for the confirmation of certain claims to land in the westero district of the State of Louisiana,” reported it with amendments, which were read.

After the consideration of executive business, the Senate adjourned to 10 o'clock to-morrow morning; to which time the several orders of the day were postponed.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1816.

The President communicated a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, relative to the memorial of William Gamble; and the report was read.

Mr. Brown, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act concerning preemption rights given in the purchase of lands to certain settlers in the State of Louisiana, and in the Territories of Missouri and Illinois,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Brown, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of Joseph S. Newell,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Daggett, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act authorizing the payment of a sum of money to John Rodgers and others,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Morrow, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled " An act to authorize the surveying and making a road in the Territory of Illinois,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Morrow, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act making an appropriation for repairing certain roads therein des cribed,” reported it without amendment.

Mr. Barbour, from the committee on military affairs, to whom was referred the bill entitled

An act for the payment of the militia therejn mentioned,” reported it without amendment.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill making further appropriations for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen.

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled - An act for the relief of the widow and minor children of Zacquill Morgan, late a captain in the United States army."

On motion by Mr. Daggett, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until the first Monday in July nest.

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 for the relief of Joseph Wheaton," and

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

Mr. Barbour submitted the following motion for consideration :

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to employ, in addition to the corps of engineers as now established, a skillful assistant, whose compensation

shall not exceed the pay, forage, rations, and other emoluments of brigadier general.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill entitled " An act for the relief of William Hamon,” 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 Thomas Farrer, William Young, William Moseley, and William Leech," together with the amendment reported thereto by the select committee; and the amendment having been agreed to, the President reported it 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 Menassah Miner,” together with the amendment reported thereto by the select committee ; and the bill having been amended, the President reported it 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 Charles Ross and Samuel Breck, surviving executors of John Ross, deceased,” together with the amendments reported thereto by the select committee; and the amendments baving been agreed to, the President reported the bill to the House accordingly.

On the question“ Shall the amendments 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 Ephraim Shaler.”

On motion by Mr. Barbour, To strike out the whole of the bill after the enacting clause, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

“ That in all cases during the late war with Great Britain, where difficulties may arise in settling the claims of officers and soldiers, of the regular army, and the militia, on account of death, captivity, loss of papers by the destruction of the enemy, or any other unavoidable casualty, the proper officers of the war department, under the supervision of the Secretary of War, shall be authorized to settle said accounts, upon principles of equity, by resorting to the affidavits of the parties and citizens, or other circumstances entitled to credit, corroborating or contravening the justice of such claims : Provided always, That the authority aforesaid shall only be exercised in those

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