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From the State of

New-York,
The honourable Nathan Sanford.

From the State of

New Jersey,
The honourable James J. Wilson.

From the State of
Pennsylvania,

Abner Lacock,
The honourable

Jonathan Roberts.
From the State of

Delaware,
The honourable Outerbridge Horsey.

From the State of

Virginia,
The honourable James Barbour.

From the State of

South-Carolina, The honourable John Gaillard.

From the State of

Georgia, The honourable Charles Tait.

From the State of

Tennessee. The honourable

George W. Campbell,

John Williams.
From the State of

Ohio,
The honourable Benjamin Ruggles.

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From the State of

Louisiana,

James Brown, The honourable

Elegius Fromentin. The honourable John Gaillard, President pro tempore, resumed the chair.

The honourable Isaac Tichenor, appointed a Senator by the legislature of the State of Vermont, for the term of six years, commencing on the 4th day of March last; the honourable Nathan Sanford, appointed a Senator by the legislature of the State of New-York for the term of six years, commencing on the 4th day of March last; the honourable James J. Wilson, appointed a Senator by the legislature of the State of New-Jersey, for the term of six years, commencing on the 4th day of March last; the honourable James Barbour, appointed a Senator by the legislature of the State of Virginia, for the term of six years, commencing on the 4th day of March last; the honourable George W. Campbell, appointed a Senator by the legislature of the State of Tennessee, for the term of six years, commencing on the 4th day of March last; the honourable John Williams, appointed a Senator by the legislature of the State of Tennessee, for the term of two years, in place of the honourable George W. Campbell, resigned; the honourable Benjamin Ruggles, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Ohio, for the term of six years, commencing on the 4th day of March last; respectively produced their credentials, which

were read; and the oath prescribed by law was administered to them, and they took their seats in the Senate.

The oath was also administered to Mr. Hunter, Mr. Roberts and Mr. Horsey; their credentials having been read and filed during the last session.

On motion, by Mr. Brown, Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives, that a quorum of the Senate is assembled, and ready to proceed to business.

On motion, by Mr. Varnum, Ordered, That Mr. Varnum and Mr. Hunter be a committee on the part of the Senate together with such committee as may be appointed by the House of Representatives, on their part, to wait on the President of the United States, and notify him, that a quorum of the two Houses is assembled and ready to receive any communications that he may be pleased to make to them

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

The President communicated a letter from the committee in behalf of the gentlemen concerned in erecting the new building on the Capitol Hill for the accommodation of Congress, offering the same to Congress until the Capitol may be ready for their reception; which was read. Whereupon

On motion, by Mr. Horsey, Resolved, That a committee be appointed on the part of the Senate, to join such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, to inquire and report upon the state of the new building on Capitol Hill offered to Congress by letter addressed to the President of the Senate of this day, by a committee on their part of the gentlemen concerned in erecting the same; and that the said joint committee be instructed to inquire and ascertain upon what terms and conditions the use of the said building for the accommodation of Congress may be obtained, until the Capitol may be ready for their reception.

Resolved, That Mr. Horsey, Mr. Lacock, and Mr. Fromentin, be the committee on the part of the Senate.

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

On motion, by Mr. Varnum, Resolved, That each Senator be supplied during the present session, with three such newspapers, printed in any of the States, as he may choose ; provided the same be furnished at the usual rate for the annual charge of such

and provided also, that if any Senator shall choose to take any newspapers other than daily papers, he shall be supplied with as many such papers as shall not exceed the price of three daily papers.

On motion, by Mr. Lacock, Resolved, That a committee be appointed agreebly to the forty-second rule for conducting business in the Senate.

Ordered, That Mr. Lacock, Mr. Howell, and Mr. Daggett, be the committee.

papers;

On motion, by Mr. Roberts, Resolved, That a committee be appointed for en rolled bills, jointly with such committee as may be appointed by the House of Representatives.

Ordered, That Mr. Roberts be the committee on the part of the Senate.

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

On motion, by Mr. Fromentin, Resolved, That a committee be appointed agreeably to the twenty-second rule for conducting business in the Senate.

Ordered, That Mr. Fromentin, Mr. Sanford and Mr. Tichenor, be the committee.

Mr. Fromentin submitted the following motion for consideration, which was read.

Resolved, That a committee of three members be appointed, who, with three members of the House of Representatives, to be appointed by that House, shall have the direction of the money appropriated to the purchase of books and

maps,

for the use of the two houses of Congress. Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

On motion, by Mr. Lacock, It was read a second time by unanimous consent, and considered as in committee of the whole, and no amendment having been proposed, the President reported it to the house accordingly.

On the question, “ Shall this resolution be engrossed and read a third time?”

It was determined in the affirmative.

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