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ander Cook, and others, tallow chandlers, of the City of Philadelphia, praying a repeal of the duty on mould candles, manufactured within the United States, for reasons stated in the memorial; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee appointed the 11th instant, on manufactures; to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise.

On request, Mr. Sanford had leave to withdraw the motion made the 21st instant, for appointing a committee on so much of the message of the President of the United States, as relates to the measure of confining the American navigation to American sea

men.

On motion by Mr. Tait, Ordered, That the report of the Secretary for the Department of Navy, made the 11th instant, in relation to the permanent increase of the Navy, be referred to the committee on naval affairs; to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise.

On motion by Mr. Daggett, Ordered, That the further consideration of the resolution, authorizing the President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, to adjourn the respective Houses from the 22d of December, instant, to the 2d day of January next, be postponed to the first Wednesday in January neat.

On motion by Mr. Lacock, It was agreed, that when the Senate adjourn, it be to Friday next.

Mr. Roberts reported from the committee, that on the 22d instant, they laid before the President of the United States, the enrolled bill entitled “ An act making additional appropriations to defray the expenses of the army and militia, during the late war with Great Britain."

After the consideration of executive business, the Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock on Friday morning.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29th, 1815.

The honourable Isham Talbot, from the State of Kentucky, arrived on the 27th, and attended

this day.

Mr. Talbot presented the memorial of John Bate, praying a renewal of his lease of a Saline, belonging to the United States, in the Illinois Territory, for reasons stated in the memorial; which

was read.

On motion by Mr. Talbot, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee . to whom was referred, the 7th instant, the memorial of the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Mississippi Territory, to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

On motion by Mr. Brown, It was agreed, that when the Senate adjourn, it be to Tuesday next.

On motion, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock on Tuesday morning

TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1816.

Mr. Daggett presented the petition of David Kimberly and others, manufacturers in the city and county of New-Haven, praying a repeal of the laws imposing duties on domestic manufactures, for reasons stated in the petition; which was read,

On motion by Mr. Daggett, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee appointed the 11th December, on manufactures; to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Roberts presented the petition of Thomas Reilly, and others, a committee of the manufacturers of cotton and wool, in the city of Philadelphia, and its vicinity, praying the protection of Congress, by imposing adequate duties upon

the importation of foreign articles, as stated in the petition; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee last mentioned, to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise.

The President communicated the memorial of the Legislative Council, and House of Representatives of Indiana Territory, stating that their po

pulation entitles them, under existing laws, to be admitted into the Union, on an equal footing with the original States, and praying a convention may be authorized to determine on its expediency; and praying also, the donation of certain sections of land in said Territory, for purposes therein expressed; and the memorial was read.

On motion by Mr. Morrow, Resolved, That it be referred to a select committee, to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise

Ordered, That Mr. Morrow, Mr. Barry, and Mr. Brown, be the committee.

The President also communicated another memorial of the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Indiana Territory, praying the suspension of prosecutions under the law, laying a tax on articles manufactured within the United States, for reasons stated in the memorial; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Bibb, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee appointed the 17th December, on Finance, and an Uniform National Currency; to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Taylor presented the petition of the Stockholders of the Columbian Insurance Company, of Alexandria, praying an act of incorporation, for reasons stated in the petition ; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Taylor, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee

last menticned, to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Campbell presented the petition of the President and Directors of the Bank of the Metropolis, praying an act of incorporation, for reasons stated in the petition; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Campbell, Ordered, That it be referred to the same committee; to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Brown presented the petition of David Porter, a captain in the Navy of the United States, praying the exclusive privilege of navigating for a limited time, the waters contiguous to the District of Columbia, by vessels of his invention, worked by animal power, as stated in the petition; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Brown, Resolved, That it be referred to a select committee, to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

Ordered, That Mr. Brown, Mr. Daggett, and Mr. Tait, be the committee.

Mr. Brown from the committee, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill for the relief of Joseph Anderson ; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Varnum presented the petition of Sarah Jarvis and others, praying payment of the balance which may be found due to Leonard Jarvis, deceased, for services during the revolutionary war, as stated in the petition; which was read.

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