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the amendments reported thereto by the select committee.

On motion by Mr. Roberts, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof, be postponed until to-morrow.

The following written message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Todd, his secretary. To the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States : I communicate for the information of Congress, the report of the director of the mint, of the

operation of that establishment, during the last year. .

JAMES MADISON. January 8th, 1816.

The message was read. 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 William Morrissett;" a bill entitled “ An act, for the relief of Henry Fanning;" also a bill entitled “ An act, for the relief of Martin Cole, John Pollock, George Westner, and Abraham Welty;" in which bills they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

The three bills last mentioned were read.

Ordered, That they severally pass to the second reading

After the consideration of executive business,

the Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9th, 1816.

Mr. Talbot presented the memorial of the Legislature of the State of Kentucky, praying compensation for horses lost by the citizens of that State, during the late war, while in the service of the United States, as stated in the memorial ; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Talbot, Ordered, That it be referred to the committee appointed the 11th December, on military affairs; to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise; and that it be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Bibb from the committee on foreign relations, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill concerning the convention to regulate the commerce between the Territories of the United States, and his britannic majesty; and the bill was read.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion made the 8th instant, for the appointment of a committee, to inquire into the ropriety of increasing, by law, the salaries of the officers of the Senate, and agreed thereto: and

Ordered, Mr. Fromentin, Mr. Lacock, and Mr. Bibb, be the committee.

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The bill entitled An act, for the relief of William Morrissett,” was read the second time.

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

The bill entitled “ An act, for the relief of Henry Fanning,” was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Wilson, Resolved, That it be referred to a select committee, to consider and report thereon.

Ordered, That Mr. Wilson, Mr. King, and Mr. Brown, be the committee.

The bill entitled " An act, for the relief of Martin Cole, John Pollock, John Westner, and Abraham Welty,” was read the second time.

On motion by Mr. Turner, Resolved, That it be referred to the committee appointed the 7th of December, on the memorial of the Legislature of the Mississippi Territory; to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Morrow presented the memorial of John Holker, formerly consul-general of France, praying the renewal of certain loan-office certificates destroyed by fire, as stated in the memorial; which was read.

On motion by Mr. Morrow, Resolved, That it be referred to the Secretary for the department of Treasury, to consider and report thereon, to the Senate.

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The bill confirming to the navigation company of New-Orleans, the use and possession of a lot in the said city; was read the second time.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, relative to evidence in cases of naturalization, together with the amendments reported thereto by the select com. mittee, and the amendments having been agreed to, and the blanks filled with the word, " President reported the bill to the House accordingly.

On the question_Shall this bill be engrossed, and read a third time?"

It was determined in the affirmative. The President communicated a letter from the com missioner of the general Land-Office, accompanied by two reports, on claims for land in the State of Louisiana; which were read.

On motion by Mr. Fromentin, Ordered, That they be referred to the committee appointed the 7th of December, on the memorial of the Legislature of the Mississippi Territory; to consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise; and that the letter of the commissioner of the General Land Office, be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Wilson submitted the tollowing motion for consideration:

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inquire into the expediency of revising and digesting the several acts of congress on the subject of

naturalization; or, of compiling and publishing the said acts, and distributing the same to the officers of the several courts authorized to issue certificates of naturalization.

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10th 1816.

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The honourable William H. Wells, from the State of Delaware, took his seat in the Senate.

The President communicated a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, exhibiting the sums respectively paid to each clerk in the several offices of that department, for services rendered dur

year 1815, made in obedience to the provisions of the act of April 21st, 1806, to regulate and fix the compensation of clerks; and the report was read.

Mr. Brown presented the petition of Thomas Ap Catesby Jones, a lieutenant in the navy of the United States, for himself, and in behalf of the officers and crews of the division of gun-boats, lately under his command near Ship-Island, which was, on the 14th of December, 1814, attacked and captured by a detachment from the fleet under the command of admiral sir Alexander Cochrane, praying compensation for their clothing and other property which they lost, as is stated in the

petition: which was read.

On motion by Mr. Brown,

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