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situated in the town of Knoxville ; and agreed thereto.

Ordered, That Mr. Williams, Mr. Hunter, and Mr. Ruggles, be the committee.

The bill entitled “ An act, for the relief of Charles Markin," was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee, to whom was referred the 7th December, the memorial of the Legislative Council, and House of Representatives of the Mississippi Territory; to consider and

Mr. Brown presented the petition of Thomas Sloo, Register of the Land-Office, and John Caldwell, receiver of public moneys, at Shawnee Town, praying an increase of compensation, for reasons stated in the petition; which was read.

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

The bill entitled “ An act, to enlarge the time for ascertaining the annual transfers and changes of

property, subject to the direct tax, and for other purposes,” was read the second time.

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

The bill entitled “ An act, for the relief of

Thomas and John Clifford, Elisha Fisher and company, and Thomas Clifford and Son,” was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Brown, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee last mentioned; to consider and report thereon.

The 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 ;" was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Brown, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee on military affairs; to consider and report there

on.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion, made the 3d instant, for instructing the committee on military affairs, in relation to lands due for bounties to the soldiers, enlisted into the army during the late war, and agreed thereto.

The bill for the relief of Joseph Anderson, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read the third third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be, “ An act for the relief of Joseph Anderson."

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill.

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5th, 1816.

Mr. Roberts presented the petition of Jolin M•Mullin, and others, goldsmiths, silversmiths, and jewelers, of the city of Philadelphla, praying a repeal or modification of the law imposing duties on doinestic manufactures, for reasons stated in the petition; which was read.

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

Mr. Tait from the committee on Naval Affairs, communicated a letter from the Secretary for the Department of Navy, together with a statement exhibiting the names, rates, and stations of the respectivé vessels in the navy of the United States.

On motion by Mr. Tait, Ordered, That they be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Roberts présented the petition of John L. Pierson, late lieutenant colonel, of Pennsylvania militia, in the service of the United States, praying to be reimbursed, a certain sum of money recovered of him by a judgment of court, for rations obtained and used by the regiment under his conimand, while in the actual service of the United States, as is stated in the petition; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Resolved, That it be referred to a seleci com

mittee, to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

Ordered, That Mr. Roberts, Mr. Barry, and Mr. Turner, be the committee.

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

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

MONDAY, JANUARY 8th, 1816.

The honourable Jeremiah Mason, from the State of New-Hampshire, took his seat in the Senate.

Mr. Fromentin from the committee, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill confirming to the navigation company of New-Orleans, the use and possession of a lot in said city; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Taylor presented the petition of John Longden, and others, a committee in behalf of the Mechanic Relief Society 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 appointed the second instant, on the petition of the same persons; to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Lacock presented the petition of a large number of the inhabitants of Armstrong county, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying the discontinuance of the carrying and opening the mail on the Sabbath; and the petition was read.

On motion by Mr. Lacock, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee, to whom were referred, on the 22d December, the petitions on the same subject, to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Roberts presented the memorial of Stephen Girard, and others, of Philadelphia, praying the passage of a law prohibiting the exportation of specie, for a period not less than twelve months, 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 December, on finance and an uniform national currency; to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Fromentin submitted the following motion for consideration :

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inquire into the propriety of increasing, by law, the salaries of the officers of the Senate, with power to report by bill or otherwise.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill relative to evidence in cases of naturalization, together with

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