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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 goal and court-house,” 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 providing for an additional compensation to the district judge of the southern district of NewYork," 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 David Coffin, Samuel and William Rodman, and Samuel Rodman, junior,” 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 confirmation of certain claims to land in the western district of the State of Louisiana, together with the amendments reported thereto by the select committee ; and the amendments having 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 authorizing the judges of the circuit court for the District of Columbia to prepare a code of jurisprudence for the said district,” 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 Moses Turner.”

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 concerning pre-emption rights given in the purchase of lands to settlers in the State of Louisiana, and in the Territories of Missouri and Illinois," 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 payment of the militia in the case therein mentioned,” 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 Joseph S. Newell,” 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 continuing the salaries of certain officers of government," 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 to authorize the surveying and making a road in the Territory of Illinois,” 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 making an appropriation for repairing certain roads therein described," 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 authorizing the payment of a sum of money to John Rodgers and others,” 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 authorizing the payment of a sum of money to Joseph Stewart and others,” and

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

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

Mr. President–The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed several enrolled bills, I am directed to bring them to the Senate, for the signature of their President.

The House of Representatives have concurred in the amendments of the Senate to the following bills :

“ An act authorizing the payment for the courthouse of Hamilton, in the State of New York, * An act supplemental to the act entitled an 'act regulating and defining the duties of the judges of the Territory of Illinois, and for vesting in the courts of the Territory of Indiana a jurisdiction in chancery cases arising in the said Territory,” “An act for the relief of the president and directors of the Washington bridge company,” “ An act for the relief of Joseph Wilson,” “ An act making fur. ther provision for settling claims to land in the Territory of Orleans," “ An act to fix the commissions of the collectors of the direct tax and internal duties, and to revive and continue in force • An act further to provide for the collection of duties on imports and tonnage,” “ An act for the relief of Paul D. Butler," " An act for the relief of Thomas Farrer, William Young, William Moseley, and William Leech," “ An act for the re, lief of Charles Levaux Trudeau," “ An act for the relief of Charles Ross and Samuel Breck, gurviving executors of John Ross, deceased,” and “ An act to regulate the duties on imports and tonnage."

The President of the United States on the 24th instapt, approved and signed " An act authorizing the President of the United States to lease the saline, near the Wabash River, for a term not exceeding seven years," “ An act for the relief of certain purchasers of public lands in the Mississippi Territory," “ An act to amend an act entitled · An act for relief of Edward Hallowell,” “ An act to increase the pensions of invalids in certain cases, for the relief of invalids of the militia, and for the appointment of pension agents in those States and Territories where there is no commissioner of loans," “ An act for the relief of Pa'rick O'Flyng, Abigail O'Flyng, and Edmund O'Flyng," “ An act for the relief of William Flood,” “ An act for the more convenient arrangement of the times and places of holding the Circuit Courts of the United States for the districts of South

Carolina and Georgia,” “ An act making appropriations for the support of the navy of the United States for the year 1816,” and “ An act for organizing the

ge. neral staff, and making further provision for the army of the United States.” And he withdrew.

The President signed the ten enrolled bills last reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee to be laid before the President of the United States.

On motion, The Senate adjourned to 10 o'clock to-morrow morning

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1816.

Mr. Roberts reported from the committee that they had, on the 25th instant, laid before the Pre

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