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

Ordered, That Mr. Varnum, Mr. Macon, and Mr. Campbell, be the committee.

Mr. Chace presented the petition of Robert White, praying a pension, in consideration of wounds received in the service of his country, during the late war, as stated in the petition; which

was read.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Chace, Mr. Macon, and Mr. Ruggles, be the committee.

Mr. Horsey presented the petition of William Young, and others, engaged in manufactories on the Brandywine, and its vicinity, praying the interposition of Congress, for the support of the manufactures of the United States, as stated in the petition; which was read.

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

After he consideration of executive business, the Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3d, 1816.

The President communicated a report from the Secretary for the Department of Navy, comprehending a statement of the contracts made by that department, during the year 1815, prepared in obedience to the act of the 3d of March, 1809, entitled “ An act, further to amend the several acts, for the establishment and regulation of the Treasury, War, and Navy Departments ;” and the re

port was read.

The President also communicated a letter from the Secretary for the Department of War, accompanied by a corrected register of the army, for each member of the Senate, conformably to a resolution of the Senate, of December 13th, 1815; which was read.

Mr. Taylor presented the petition of John Longden, and others, the committee of the mechanics' relief society of Alexandria, praying a law may be passed, authorizing them to raise, by lottery or lotteries, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, to be applied to the objects of their constitution, as stated in the petition; which was read.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Taylor, Mr Talbot, and Mr. Daggett, be the committee.

Mr. Varnum presented the petition of Thomas Cutts, jun. of Massachusetts, praying the reimbursement of money paid by him, for a part of a vessel sold for the benefit of the United States, on the ground, of a decision of the supreme judicial court of Massachusetts' district, that no title vested by said sale in the petitioner; and the petition was read.

On motion by Mr. Varnum, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee, appointed the 11th December, on finance, and an uniform national currency; to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

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

Mr. President-The House of Representatives have passed a bill entitled “ An act, for the relief of Thomas and John Clifford, Elisha Fisher, and company, Thomas Clifford, and Thomas Clifford and Son;" a bill entitled “ An act, to authorize the payment for property lost, captured, or destroyed by the enemy, while in the military service of the United States;" a bill entitled “ An act, for the relict of Charles Markin;" also, a bill entitled “ An act, to enlarge the time for ascertaining the annual transfers, and changes of property subject to the irect tax, and for other purposes :" in which biils they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew. .

The four bills last mentioned, were read.

Ordered, That they severally pass to the second reading

Mr. Williams submitted the following motion for consideration :

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inquire into the expediency of selling a lot, the property of the United States, situated in the town of Knoxville ; and that said committee have leave to report by bill or otherwise.

The bill for the relief of Joseph Anderson, was read the second time, and considered as in committee of the whole; and 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. Mr. Morrow submitted the following motion for consideration :

Resolved, That the committee on Military Affairs, be instructed to inquire and report the aggregate quantity of lands due for bounties to the soldiers enlisted into the army during the late war; and in case it shall appear that a deficiency exists, either in the quantity or quality of the lands already designated, and appropriated for that purpose, that the said committee report by bill or otherwise, the provisions necessary for the full and speedy allotment of lands, engaged to be granted to the said soldiers.

After the consideration of executive business, the Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning

THURSDAY, JANUARY 4th, 1816. The President communicated a report of the Secretary for the Department of War, comprehending statements of the expenditure, and application of such sums of money as have been drawn from the Treasury of the United States, for the use of the military department, from the 1st of October, 1814, to 30th September, 1815, inclusive, conformably to the act, further to amend the several acts for the establishment and regulation of the Treasury, War, and Navy Departments, passed March 3d, 1809; and the report was read.

Mr. Dana from the committee, to whom was referred the bill relative to evidence, in cases of naturalization, reported it with amendments; which were read.

Mr. Roberts presented the petition of Edward Barry, sailing master, and George Hodge, boatswain, in the navy-yard of the United States, at Washington, praying indemnification for the loss of household furniture, books, and instruments of navigation, destroyed by fire on the 24th of August, 1814, as is stated in the petition; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That it be referred, to the committee, to whom was referred, the 26th December, the petition of Thomas Murray, to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion made the 3d instant, for the appointment of a committee, to inquire into the expediency of selling a lot, the property of the United States,

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