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and equipping the militia,” “ An act for settling the compensation of the commissioners, clerk, and translator of the board for land claims in the ease tern and western district of the Territory of Orleans, now State of Louisiana," “ An act to increase the compensation of the superintendents of the manufactories of arms at Springfield and Harper's Ferry,” “ An act for the relief of John Hoikar, formerly consul general of France to the United States,” “Resulution authorizing the President of the United States to employ a skilful aga sistant in the corps of engineers.”

Mr. Lacock, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act concerning invalid pensioners,” reported it with amendments, which were read and considered as in committee of the whole, and the amendments having been agreed to, the bill was further amended and the President reported it 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 amendments having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, the bill was read a third time as amended, by unanimous consent.

Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

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

Mr. President- The House of Representatives have concurred in the amendments of the Senate to the following bills, entitled, “An act concerning the owners, officers, and crew of the late privateer Roger," “ An act making an appropriation for enclosing the public square near the capitol, and to abolish the office of commissioners of the public buildings, and of superintendent, and for the appointment of one commissioner for the public buildings,” “ An act for the confirmation of claims to land in the western district of Louisiana," 6 An act for the appointment of a surveyor of the public lands in the Territories of Illinois and Missouri,” “ An act for the relief of David Coffin, Samuel and William Rodman, and Samuel Rodman, junior," -- An act for the gradual increase of the navy of the United States," An act authorizing the judges of the circuit court of the District of Columbia to prepare a code of jurisprudence for the said District," and to the “ Resolution to indemnify Jabez Mowry and others.”

They have postponed indefinitely the bill entitled - An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Ignace. Chalmet Delino," also the bill entitled “An act for adjusting the claims to land, and establishing a land-office for the districts of lands lying east of the Mississippi river and island of New-Orleans."

The President of the United States, on the 27th instant, approved and signed the following bills, entitled "An act authorizing the payment of a sum

of money to John T. Courtnay, and Samuel Harrison, or their legal representatives," " An act granting to Amos Spafford the right of pre-emption,” “ An act for the relief of the heirs of Alexander Roxburgh,” “ An act for the relief of Charles Levaux Trudeau," “ An act for the relief of the widow and children of Charles Dolph, deceased,” “ An act for the sale of the tract of land, at the lower rapids of Sandusky river,” “ An act for the relief of Ephraim Shaler,” “ An act for the relief of William Hanson," "An act declaring the assent of Congress to an act of the general assembly of the State of Virginia," " An act for the relief of John Crosby and John Crosby, junior," - An act for the relief of Joseph Wheaton,” “ An act for the relief of Asher Palmer," “ An act authorizing the payment of a sum of money to James Levins,” “ An act for the relief of Thomas Ap Catesby Jones,” “ An act for the relief of Young King, a chief of the Seneca tribe of Indians," “ An act to increase the compensations now allowed by law to inspectors, measurers, weighers, and gaugers, employed in the collection of the customs,” “ An act rewarding the officers and crew of the Constitution for the capture of the British sloop of war Levant,” “ An act for the relief of Samuel Manac,” “ An act for the relief of Thomas H. Boyce.” And he withdrew.

Mr. Bibb, from the committee to whom was referred the bill entitled “An act to allow a drawback of duties on spirits distilled and sugar

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refined within the United States," reported it with amendments, which were read and considered as in committee of the whole, 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 amendments having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, the bill was read a third time as amended, by unanimous consent.

Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

The engrossed bill, fixing the compensation of the chaplains of Congress, was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be, “ An act fixing the compensation of the chaplains of Congress.”

Ordereid, "I hat the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill.

The Senate proceeded to consider their amendment to the bill entitled “ An act to estabbsh post roads, disagreed to by the House of Representatives.

Whereupon,
Resolved, That they recede therefrom.

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

Mr King, from the managers on the part of the Senate, at the conference on the amendments of the Senate, disagreed to by the House of Representatives, to the bill entitled “ An act fixing the compensation of the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives, and making a temporary provision for the Clerks employed in their offices,”

Reported, That the Senate insist on their first and third amendments, and that the bill be further amended by adding after the word "effect," in the last line, the words “and continue in force for two years."

On motion, The Senate proceeded to consider the report last mentioned.

Whereupon, Resolved, That they concur therein, and that the bill be amended accordingly.

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill making further appropriations for the year 1816, and the bill having been amended, the President reported it to the House accordingly.

On the question—“Shall this bill be engrossed, and read a third time?

It was determined in the affirmative. The bill having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time by unanimous consent.

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