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From Vernon, by Perry courthouse, to Rey- From Franklin to Boonsville. noldsburg

From Smithton to Augusta Thrall’s. In Ohio.-From Lebanon, by Monroe, to Ham- From Alton, by the house of Levi Roberts, John ilton.

Shaw, and Leonard Ross, to Louisiana ville, in From Washington, în Pennsylvania, by Wells- Missouri

. burg, in Virginia, Steubenville, New Salem, New Approved, March 3, 1821. Philadelphia, Wooster, and Norwalk, to Lower Sandusky.

From Canton, in Stark county, by New Port- An Act to authorize the building of Lighthouses there. age, Norton, and Wadsworth, to Medina, in Me

in mentioned, and for other purposes. dina county.

Be it enacted, fc., That the Secretary of the From Lancaster, by Circleville, to Chillicothe. Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and em

From Granville, in Licking county, by Worth- powered to provide, by contract, for building lightington, to Dublin, in Franklin county.

houses and placing buoys on the following sites From Urbanna, by Troy, to Granville, in Dark and shoals, to wit: five lighthouses, one on Cross county.

Island, near Machias; one in the harbor of BoothFrom Dover, in Tuscarawas county, by Shanes- bay, at such place as the Secretary of the Treasury ville and Berlin, to Millersburg, in Coshocton shall designate; and one on Pond Island, at the county.

mouth of Kennebeck river; one on the Stratford From Dresden, in the county of Muskingum, to Point, in Connecticut; and one on Throg's Neck, Mansfield, in the county of Richland, by the way in New York; and on the shoals of Nantucket of West Carlisle, in Coshocton county.

and the Vineyard Sound a number of buoys, not From Aurelius, by Duck creek salt works, in exceeding ten, in the State of Massachusetts. A Morgan county, by Senecaville, to Guernsey salt lighthouse at the mouth of Oswego river, at such works, and to Washington, Guernsey county. place as shall be designated by the Secretary of

In Indiana. From Brownstown to Indianapolis. the Treasury, in the State of New York. And From Vernon to Indianapolis.

two buoys, one on James's Ledge, and one on the From Connersville to Indianapolis.

rock called Old Gay, and a spindle on the BroFrom Lawrencebugh to Aurora, Hanover, and thers, in the State of Rhode Island, the Rising Sun, to Versailles ; and to return by Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there be the way of Vaughan's, in Manchester township: appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury

From Richmond, by Salisbury and Centreville, not otherwise appropriated, the following sums of to Indianapolis.

money, to wit: For building three lighthouses

, one From Brookville to Indianapolis.

on Cross Island, near Machias; one in the harbor In Illinois.-From Golconda, by Franklin court- of Boothbay; and one on Pond Island, ten thouhouse, and Hinds's, to Vandalia.

sand five hundred dollars; for building the lightFrom Golconda to Belgrade.

houses on Stratford Point, and Throg's Neck, From Shawneetown to Golconda.

four thousand dollars; for a lighthouse at the The mail from Vincennes, Indiana, to St. Louis, mouth of Oswego river, three thousand five hun. Missouri, shall pass by Vandalia.

dred dollars: for ten buoys on Nantucket shoals, From Vandalia, by the seats of justice of such and the Vineyard Sound, one thousand five huncounties as may be established by the Legislature dred dollars : for two buoys and a spindle for the prior to the next session of Congress, north of rocks called James's Ledge, Old Gay, and the Madison county, to Edwardsville.

Brothers, four hundred and fifty dollars: and for From Fairfield, by John G. Fitch's, to Vandalia. placing buoys, and anchors with boys, in the From Palestine to Vandalia.

Altamaha river, between the port of Darien, and The mail from Golconda, by Bloomfield, to Doboy Sound, in the State of Georgia, a sum not Jonesborough, to pass by Vienna.

exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars. In Mississippi.-From Columbia, by Fort Al- Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That no lightford's, to Monticello.

house shall be built on any site previous to the cesFrom Green courthouse, by New Augusta and sion of jurisdiction over the same to the United Monroe, to Covington courthouse.

States. In Alabama.From Blakeley to Mobile Point. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Presi

From Fort Hawkins, by Fort Gaines and But- dent of the United States be and he is hereby auler courthouse, to Conecuh courthouse.

thorized and requested to cause such an examinaIn Missouri.-From Shawneetown, by Rood's, tion or survey of the Isles of Shoals, on the coast Jonesborough, in Illinois, and Bainbridge, in Cape of New Hampshire and Maine, to be made, by Girardeau county, to Jackson.

proper and intelligent persons, as may be requisite From St. Charles, by James Journey's, John io ascertain the expediency and practicability of Biven's, Isaac Vanbibber's, John Grayum's, and repairing the sea-wall at Smutty Nose Island, and Augustus Thrall's, to Franklin.

building a sea-wall between said island and Cedar From Franklin, by the mouth of Arrow Rock Island. And that the President be further reand Mount Vernon, to Fori Osage.

quested, in like manner, to ascertain the expediFrom St. Genevieve, by the Saline, Amos Bird's, ency of erecting a stone pier on Sunken Rocks, in John F. Henry's, and Bainbridge, to Cape Girar- the harbor of Portsmouth, in the State of New deau.

Hampshire. And the President of the United States


is hereby authorized to cause the sea-wall afore- tions, suits, process, proceedings, commenced, or said to be repaired, and the pier aforesaid to be to be commenced, or now pending in said district erected, by contract, under the direction of the court, and liable to be discontinued, or suffer precollector of the district of Portsmouth, if, on the judice, from the foregoing alterations, may be rereport of such persons, he shall deem it necessary. turned to, and shall be continued to the district And the President is further requested to commu- court to be holden in pursuance of this act, in nicate to Congress, at their next session, the re- such manner as that the same shall suffer no dissult of so much of the examination and survey, continuance or prejudice by virtue of this act. as relates to the expediency and practicability of A pproved, March 2, 1821. building the sea-wall aforesaid : Provided, That no money shall be expended in erecting the pier aforesaid, until the jurisdiction of the site thereof shall be ceded by the State of New Hampshire to

RESOLUTIONS. the United States.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That a sum, not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars, Resolution providing for the admission of Missouri

into the Union on a certain condition. is hereby appropriated for the purposes aforesaid ; to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives otherwise appropriated.

of the United States of America in Congress assemApproved, March 3, 1821.

lled, That Missouri shall be admitted into this Union on an equal footing with the original

States, in all respects whatever, upon the fundaAn Act to amend the act, entitled “An act to provide mental condition, that the fourth clause of the

for taking the fourth census or enumeration of the twenty-sixth section of the third article of the inhabitants of the United States, and for other pur-- constitution submitted on the part of said State to poses.”

Congress, shall never be construed to authorize Be it enacted, fc., That, instead of the time pre passed in conformity thereto, by which any citizen,

the passage of any law, and that no law shall be scribed in the above-recited act, in which the mar- of either of the States in this Union, shall be exshals and their assistants should perform the va- cluded from the enjoyment of any of the privileges rious duties assigned them by the said act, the and immunities to which such citizen is entitled same is hereby enlarged to the first day of Sep under the Constitution of the United States : Protember next.

rided, That the Legislature of said State, by a Approved, March 3, 1821.

solemn public act, shall declare the assent of the said State to the said fundamental condition, and

shall transmit to the President of the United States, An Act authorizing the President of the United States to remove the Land Office in the district of Law- an authentic copy of the said act; upon the re

on or before the fourth Monday in November next, rence county, in the Territory of Arkansas.

ceipt whereof, the President, by proclamation, Be it enacted, fe., That so much of the act, enti- , shall announce the fact; whereupon, and without tled “An act making provision for the establish- any further proceeding on the part of Congress, ment of additional land offices in the Territory of the admission of the said State into the Union Missouri,” as requires that the land office for the shall be considered as complete. district of Lawrence county shall be established Approved, March 2, 1821. at the seat of justice in said county, shall be and the same is hereby repealed; and the President of the United States is hereby authorized to remove Resolution providing for jails in certain cases, for the and establish said office at any suitable place

safe custody of persons committed under the au

thority of the United States.
within the said district. .
Approved, March 2, 1821.

Resolved, fc., That where any State or States, having complied with the recommendation of

Congress, in the resolution of the twenty-third An Act to alter the times of holding the District day of September, one thousand seven hundred Court in the Northern District of New York. and eighty-nine, shall have withdrawn, or shall

hereafter withdraw, either in whole or in part, the Be it enacted, fc., That the district court of the use of their jails, for prisoners commited under United States of America for the northern district the authority of the United States, the marshal in of New York, directed by law to be holden at such State or States, under the direction of the Utica, shall hereafter be holden at the same place judge of the district, .shall be, and hereby is, on the last Tuesday of August, instead of the authorized and required to hire a convenient place third Tuesday of May, in each year; and that the to serve as a temporary jail, and to make the necourt directed by law to be holden at Albany, on cessary provision for the safe-keeping of prisoners the second Tuesday of November, shall, instead committed under the authority of the United thereof, hereafter be holden at the same place on States, until permanent provision shall be made the last Tuesday of January in each year. by law for that purpose; and the said marshal

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all ac- shall be allowed his reasonable expenses, incurred


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for the above purposes, to be paid out of the Treas- States be authorized to cause such number of asury of the United States.

tronomical observations to be made, by methods Approved, March 3, 1821.

which may, in his judgment, be best adapted to

insure a correct determination of the longitude of Resolution authorizing the President of the United Greenwich,' or some other known meridian in

the Capitol, in the City of Washington, from States to cause astronomical observations to be made, to ascertain the longitude of the Capitol, in Europe, and that the data, with accurate calculathe City of Washington, from some known me- tions or statements, founded thereon, be laid beridian in Europe.

fore Congress at their next session. Resolved, fc., That the President of the United

Approved, March 3, 1821.

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Accounts, appointment of the standing commit- Arkansas, a bill from the House of Representa-
tee of


tives authorizing the President to remove
Actual Settlers, Mr. Thomas presented two me-

the land office in Lawrence county, in
morials of the Legislature of Missouri,

the Territory of, read

praying some provision for the relief of

read a second time, and referred

indigent, referred .

reported without amendment

Mr. T. also presented a resolution instruct-

ordered to a third reading

ing the Committee on Public Lands to in-

read the third time, and passed

quire into the expediency of granting the Army, a bill from the House of Representatives
right of pre-emption to certain


to equalize the pay of officers in the 367
considered and agreed to
24 twice read, and referred

Mr. Walker, of Alabama, submitted a simi.

reported without amendment

lar resolution
24 laid on the table

considered and agreed to


Army Register, a letter from the Secretary of
Additional Land Offices, Mr. Noble submitted a

War accompanied with a copy of the, for
resolution instructing the Committee on

each member of the Senate

Public Lands to inquire into the expedi- Aubin, Joshua, Mr. Otis presented the petition
ency of establishing, in Indiana

of, referred

considered and agreed to

adverse report thereon

Admission of new States into the Union, Mr.

report reversed, and a bill ordered

Smith's history of the


(See Whitehead, William.)
African Slave Trade, a list of vessels that im. Auction, Mr. Roberts presented the petition of
ported slaves into Charleston from 1804

sundry merchants and others of Phila-
to 1807, inclusive .


delphia, praying that a duty of ten per
Alabama, a bill to alter the terms of the district

cent. may be laid on all sales of, referred 188
courts in, twice read, and referred

18 Mr. R. also presented other petitions of like
reported without amendment


read the third time, and passed

21 Mr. King laid on the table sundry resolu-
Mr. Walker presented the memorial of the

tions at public meetings held in New
convention of

York against such duty -

referred to the Committee of Foreign Affairs 376 Auctioneers, Mr. Sanford presented the memo-
Alabama and Mississippi, a bill for the better

rial of the, of the city of New York, re-
regulation of certain land districts in the

monstrating against the imposition of re-
States of, &c., read

strictions, &c., read

read a second time, and referred

331 Avery, Park, Mr. Lanman presented the peti-
reported without amendment

tion of, referred

ordered to a third reading
392 an adverse report thereon

read the third time, and passed
393 read and concurred in

Allen, Nathaniel, Mr. Sanford presented the pe-

tition of, referred

a bill for passing certain moneys to the cre- Baker, Jane, Mr. Roberts presented the petition
dit of, read

of, referred

read a second time
259 an adverse report thereon

ordered to a third reading -
388 read and concurred in

read the third time, and passed

388 Baldwin, Samuel 8. and others, Mr. Sanford
American Seamen, registered, a letter from the

presented the petition referred - 356
Secretary of State, transmitting a list of 150 Bank of Columbia, Mr. Horsey presented the
Appleton, Nathaniel and Wm. H., Mr. Pinkney

petition of, referred

presented the petition of


(See District Banks.)

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Senate Proceedings and Debates.


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Bank of the Metropolis, Mr. Horsey presented Bioren, John, and Fielding Lucas, Mr. Roberts
the petition of

147 presented the memorial of, referred 213
(See District Banks.)

the committee discharged

Bank of the United States, Mr. Roberts present- Blakeley, Mr. King, of Alabama, presented sun-
ed the memorial of the

29 dry petitions, praying that a port of entry
referred to the Finance Committee

may be established at, referred

a bill concerning the, read


a bill to establish the district of, read 241
read a second time, and referred
129 read a second time

reported without amendment
142 ordered to a third reading

read the third time, and passed
360 read the third time, and passed

Mr. Smith submitted a resolution concern. Blanchard, F. Bailly. (See Lanusse, Paul.)
ing the


Boundaries, a bill authorizing the President to
considered and negatived


ascertain and designate certain, read 154
a letter from the Governor of Ohio was laid

read a second time

before the Senate on the subject of cer.

ordered to a third reading

tain proceedings of the, referred to the

read the third time, and passed

Finance Committee

the said committee discharged

Boyles, Thomas H., Mr. Walker of Alabama
presented the petition of, referred

Bankruptcy. (See Uniform System of, &c.)

Barbour, James, of Virginia, attended


an adverse report thereon
read and concurred in

remarks of, on his resolution concerning

31 Brady, James, a bill from the House of Repre-
on the resolution to admit Missouri


sentatives for relief of, twice read, and
on the Ohio and Erie Canal


on the bill concerning Virginia military land

reported without amendment


ordered to a third reading -

the credentials of, for another term of six

read the third time and passed

years, read, and filed

326 Brooks, Joseph. (See Threlkeld, John.)
remarks of, on the rejection by the House Brown, James, of Louisiana, attended
of Representatives of the Missouri reso-

remarks of, on the bill granting a piece of

land to the State of Louisiana

on the resolution for a joint committee on Brown, Morgan, Mr. Walker of Georgia pre-
the same

sented the petition of, referred

on the bill for adjudication, &c., of claims,

a bill for relief of, read

and a treaty with Spain

385 read a second time .
Barker, Jacob, Mr. Sanford presented the peti-

ordered to a third reading

tion of, referred
122, 130 read the third time, and passed

an adverse report thereon

242 Brown, Watson, Mr. Johnson of Kentucky pre-
Mr. S. presented another petition of, with

sented the petition of, referred

additional papers, referred

an adverse report thereon

the committee discharged -

read, and concurred in

Barracks at Sackett's Harbor, Mr. Smith sub- Bruff, James. (See Easton, Rufus.)
mitted a resolution of inquiry concerning

Buck, Gordon, and others, Mr. King of New

York presented the petition of

agreed to, and a committee appointed to

Bullus, Charlotte J., Mr. Pleasants presented the
present to the President

petition of, referred

a Message from the President, with a report

committee discharged

from the Secretary of War


Buntin, Robert, a bill from the House of Repre-
Bayly, Mountjoy, Mr. Roberts submitted a reso-

sentatives for relief of, read

lution authorizing, to employ a furnace

read a second time, and referred


read twice, and ordered to a third reading

reported with an amendment

read the third time, and passed

ordered to a third reading
read a third time, and passed

Mr. King moved to reconsider the resolu-
121 Burrill, James, of Rhode Island, attended

his motion laid on the table


speech of, on the resolution to admit Mis-
Beck, Paul, and Thomas Sparks, and others, Mr.


Roberts presented the memorial of, re-

Mr. Hunter announced the death of . 130

50 resolutions adopted for the funeral of 131
Belden, Ezekiel P., Mr. Dana presented the pe- Burwell, William A., a message from the House
tition of, referred

238 of Representatives announcing the death
Berzat, Gabriel, a bill for relief of the legal rep-

of, &c.

. 355
resentatives of, twice read, and referred 121 Business of the session, a resolution from the
reported without amendment

124 House of Representatives for a joint com-
ord to a third reading

mittee to inquire into the

read the third time, and passed

140 read, three times, passed, and a committee
Bettis, Drury, the Committee of Claims dis-

appointed -

charged from the petition of

396 report of said committee laid on the table 386


man, &c.

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