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Virginia Resolutions.

FEBRUARY, 1912.
THURSDAY, January 30.

bill be recommitted, it was determined in the "The bill entitled * An act concerning the Na

negative. val Establishment,” was read, and passed to the

Resolved, That this bill pass with an amendsecond reading

On motion of Mr. BRADLEY, the bill was read the second time, by unanimous consent, and re

MONDAY, February 3. ferred to the committee to whom was referred, The PRESIDENT communicated the report of on the 8th of November, so much of the Message the Secretary for the Department of War, on the of the President of the United States as concerns

contracts made by him in the year 1811, and those the relations between the United States and made by the Purveyor of Public Supplies for the Great Britain and France, to consider and report same year; in compliance with the requisition of thereon.

the fifth section of the act of the 21st of April, The Senate resur

sumed, as in Committee of the 1808; and the report was read. Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An

A message from the House of Representatives act authorizing the President of the United States informed the Senate that the House have passed to accept and organize certain volunteer military a bill, entitled "An act making appropriations for corps," together with the amendments reported the support of Government for the year 1912;". thereto by the select committee ; and the bill also a bill, entitled "An act to alter the times of having been amended, the President reported holding the district courts within and for the it to the House accordingly."

district of Connecticut;" in which they desire On the question, Shall this bill be read a third the concurrence of the Senate. time as amended ? it was determined in the af The bills last brought up for concurrence were firmative.

read, and passed to the second reading. The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the The following Message was received from the Whole, the bill to promote the progress of sci- President of THE UNITED States: ence and useful arts, by securing, for a limited to the Senate and House of time to inventors, the exclusive right to their re

Representatives of the United States : spective discoveries; and the bill having been

I lay before Congress a report of the Secretary of amended, the President reported it to the House the Treasury, containing a statement of proceedings accordingly; and, on motion of Mr. ANDERSON, under the Act to regulate the laying out and making the further consideration thereof was postponed a road from Cumberland, in the State of Maryland, to until to-morrow.

the State of Ohio." Mr. ANDERSON presented the memorial of

JAMES MADISON. Thomas Corcoran and others, citizens of George FEBRUARY 1, 1812. town, in the District of Columbia, stating that

The Message and papers therein referred 10 they had commenced certain improvements in

were read. the channel of the river Potomac, near that town, The Senate resumed the bill to promote the but that they were impeded in their progress by progress of science and useful arts, by securing, a legal injunction, on suggestion that they might for a limited time, to inventors, the exclusive do injury to the bridge lately' erected over the right to their respective discoveries; and the bill aforementioned river; and that the petitioners

was further amended. are constrained to lay their case again before On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed, Congress, and to ask their interposition and re- and read a third time as amended ? it was deterlief; and the memorial was read, and referred to mined in the affirmative. a select committee, to consist of five members, to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise ;

VIRGINIA RESOLUTIONS. and Messrs. Anderson, Gregg, GOODRICH, SMITH

The President laid before the Senate a letter of Maryland, and Bradley, were appointed the from the Governor of Virginia, communicating committee.

the resolutions of the General Assembly of that

Commonwealth on certain measures of the GenFriday, January 31.

eral Government, connected with our foreign re

lations; which were read, as follows: The Senate resnmed the consideration of the bill to promote the progress of science and the

State of Virginia, Jan. 25, 1812. useful arts, by securing, for a limited time, to in

The General Assembly of Virginia have beheld, with ventors, the exclusive right to their respective deep sensibility, the flagrant violations which the great discoveries. And, after debate, the further con- belligerents of Europe have practised upon the rights sideration thereof was postponed until Monday | versal law, and sanctioned by the acquiescence of the

of neutrality, as established upon the principles of uninext.

whole civilized world for many ages. These violations Mr. Gilman, from the committee, reported the have driven all the nations of Europe into a war, alike amendment to the bill, entitled "An act author- unexampled in its ravages and its consequences; and, izing the President of the United States to accept whilst the United States have kept out of its vortex, and organize certain volunteer military corps," and most scrupulously adhered to the duties devolved correctly engrossed; and the bill was read the upon them, by treating all with equal impartiality, they third time as amended.

have, from year to year, indulged the illusive hope that On motion, by Mr. WORTHINGTON, that the reflection would bring back the aggressors to a sense

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FEBRUARY, 1812.

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of justice, and returning reason would insure to the Resolved, as the opinion of this Assembly, That, long violated immunities of the persons and property however highly we value the blessings of peace, and of their citizens an exemption from the war committed however we deprecate the evils of war, the period has upon them. France has paused in her career of hos- now arrived when peace, as we now have it, is distility, and thereby afforded to her rival, England, an graceful, and war is honorable. opportunity of performing her solemn promises with Resolved, That this Assembly will support the Genout a compromitment of her pride; and it was expect. eral Government in all Constitutional and legitimate ed by the Government and people of the United States measures, which may be adopted in vindication of the that the proofs of this pause, presented in an unques- rights and interest of the people of the United States, tionable shape to the British Ministry, would have and in support of the character and dignity of the been promptly followed by a repeal of the Orders in Government thereof; and, for these purposes, we Council ; but fatal experience has produced the pain- pledge “our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor." ful conviction that, in this just expectation, they have Resolved, That the Executive of this State be rebeen mistaken. And, regardless of all principle, the quested to transmit the foregoing preamble and resolubold avowal has been made by Great Britain, that the tions to the Executive and Legislative departments of permitted admission of her fabrics into the continent the General Government. of Europe, through neutral vessels, was an indispensa. ble preliminary to the termination of her aggressions ; a condition wihich the United States have no right to

Tuesday, February 4. demand in relation to the produce of their own soil or manufactures, and which their honor forbids them to

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from the committee demand at the instance and for the benefit of another for the establishment of a quartermaster's depart

to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act, With a knowledge of this ayowal, and the daily evi. dence that Great Britain executes her orders in their ment,'' together with the amendments of the living spirit

, which is war upon us, of the most aggra- House of Representatives thereto, reported that vated species, a further indulgence of hope is allied the further consideration of the bill be postponed with disgrace, and forbearance becomes criminal; and to the first Monday in August next. He also although this Assembly confide in the patriotism of the read, in his place, the draught of 'a bill in addi. CO gress and Executive of the United States to assert tion to the Military Establishment of the United the rights of the nation, in the manner its honor re- States; and which was ordered to be printed. quires; and, as regards themselves, this expression of Mr. WORTHINGTON, "from the committee to their opinion may be superfluous, yet, influenced by whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act for the examples of preceding Legislatures, at times less the revision of former confirmations, and for conmomentous than the present, and apprehensive that firming certain claims to land in the district of their silence will be misconstrued into indifference or Kaskaskia," reported it without amendment. distrust, more especially as the Minister Plenipotenti

Mr. Leil, from the committee appointed on ary of Great Britain, in his correspondence with the the petition of John Bioren and others, reported a Government of the United States

, recently publish: bill authorizing a subscription for the laws of the ed, has opposed, to the act of the Executive, and United States; and the bill was read, and passed the evidence on which it was predicated, a presumed disagreement, as to the fact upon which he decided to the second reading. and the justice of the measure that he had adopted

Mr. Reed, from the committee appointed on by “all the legal authorities in the United States ;” and the subject, reported a bill in addition to, and for because we believe the measures of hostility, pursued repealing certain parts of, an act, entitled "An act by the British Government against us, are persisted for establishing rules and articles for the goveruin, in the belief that we are a divided people, this As-ment of the armies of the United States;" and sembly declare their conviction to be, that not only the bill was read, and passed to the second reading: “all the legal authorities of this State," but the people The bill, entitled "An act to alter the times of also, from whom the former derive their powers, concur holding the district courts within and for the dise in the sentiment of confidence in the Government of trict of Connecticut," was read ihe second time; the Union, and a firm resolution to support it in the and, by unanimous consent, it was read the third redemption of its plighted faith, “to maintain the time, and passed. rights, honor, and independence of the United States; The bill, entitled "An act making appropriaand, actuated by a sacred regard for the Constitution and liberties of United America, sanctioned by the wis- 1812," was read the second time, and referred to

tions for the support of Government for the year dom of their fathers, and consecrated with their blood, a select committee to consider and report thereon; they will not withhold the testimony of their confi- and Messrs. Tait, FRANKLIN, and GOODRICH, dence, and the solemn assurance of their co-operation to meet the crisis with the firmness of men, and the were appointed the committee. determination of freemen: Therefore,

Mr. Gilman, from the committee, reported the Resolved, that this Assembly, speaking, as they

bill to promote the progress of science and useful believe they do, the voice of the people of this Common arts, by securing, for a limited time, to inventors, wealth, have viewed, with approbation, the uniform the exclusive right to their respective discoveries, zeal with which just remonstrances have been made correctly engrossed; and the biil was read the by the General Government, for the purpose of obtain third time, and passed. ing from Great Britain, by honorable negotiation, a The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the redress of the many wrongs inflicted upon us by her Whole, the bill to incorporate Moses Austin, John Orders in Council, and other measures equally hostile Rice Jones, Henry Austin, and others, into a to the interests of the United States,

company by the name of the Louisiana Lead

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FEBRUARY, 1812. Company; and, after debate, it was agreed that by Mr. BAYARD, it was agreed that the further the further consideration thereof be postponed consideration thereof be postponed until the first until to morrow.

Monday in March next. Mr. BAYARD, from the committee to whom was The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the recommitted the bill supplementary to the act, Whole, the consideration of the bill respecting entitled “An act to regulate the collection of the enrolling and licensing steamboats; and on duties on imports and tonnage," reported the bill the question, Shall this bill be engrossed and with an amendment.

read a third time? it was determined in the afOn motion, by Mr. FRANKLIN, the bill, which firmative. originated in the Senate, appropriating a sum of A message from the House of Representatives money for procuring munitions of war, was post- informed the Senate that the House have passed poned until the first Monday in December next. a bill, entitled "An act supplementary to 'An act

to raise, for a limited time, an additional military WEDNESDAY, February 5.

force," passed on the 12th day of April, 1808; in

which they request the concurrence of the Senate, The PRESIDENT communicated the report of the The bill last brought up for concurrence was Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, stating that read and passed to the second reading. the ineasures which have been authorized by the

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Board, subsequent to their last report of the 2d of Whole, the bill establishing a Land Office; and February, 1811, so far as the same have been after agreeing to sundry amendments, the further completed, are fully detailed in the report of the consideration thereof was postponed to, and made Secretary of the Treasury to the Board, dated the the order of the day for, to-morrow. first day of the present month, and in the statements therein referred to, which are herewith transmitted, and prayed to be received as part of

THURSDAY, February 6. this report; and the report was read.

The bill, entitled " An act supplementary to The bill in addition to, and for repealing cer- An act to raise, for a limited time, an additional tain parts of, an act, entitled "An act for estab- military force," passed on the 12th day of April, lishing rules and artictes for the government of 1808, was read the second time, and referred to a the armies of the United States," was read the select committee, to consider and report thereon ; second time.

and Messrs. REED, ANDERSON, and BRADLEY, The bill authorizing a subscription for the laws were appointed the committee. of the United States was read the second time. Mr. CAMPBELL, of Ohio, submitted the follow

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the ing motion for consideration :
Whole, the bill to incorporate Moses Austin, John

" That a committee be appointed to inquire into the Rice Jones, Henry Austin, and others, inlo a expediency of ascertaining, surveying, and establishcompany, by the name of the Louisiana Lead ing, the Northern and Western boundary lines of the Company

State of Ohio ; and that the committee have leave to On motion, by Mr. Leib, that the further con- report by bill or otherwise." sideration thereof be postponed until the first On motion, by Mr. Smith of Maryland, the bill, Monday in December next, it was determined in entitled ** An act for the establishment of a quarthe negative-years 11, nays 13, as follows:

termaster's department,” together with the amendYEAS—Messrs. Bayard, Bibb, Franklin, Gaillard, ments of the House of Representatives thereto, Horsey, Lambert, Leib, Lloyd, Smith of Maryland, was postponed until the first Monday in DecemTurner, and Varnum.

ber next, agreeably to the report of the comNars--Messrs. Anderson, Bradley, Condit, Craw-mittee. ford, Cutts, German, Goodrich, Gregg, Howell, Hun- The bill in addition to the Military Establishter, Smith of New York, Tait, and Taylor.

ment of the United States, reported as a substiOn motion, by Mr. Leib, that the further con- tute for the bill last mentioned, was read, and sideration of the bill be postponed until the first passed to the second reading. Monday in April next, it was determined in the The bill, entitled "An act for the revision of negative.

former confirmations, and for confirming certain On motion, by Mr. Gregg, it was agreed that claims to land in the District of Kaskaskia," was, the further consideration thereof be postponed read the third time, and passed. until the first Monday in March next.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the The Senate resumed, as in Committee of Whole, the bill establishing a land office; and, the Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled after debate, on motion, by Mr. BAYARD, it was “Ao act for the revision of former confirmations, recommitted to a select committee, further to conand for confirming certain claims to land in the sider and report thereon ; and Messrs. BAYARD, district of Kaskaskia ;” and it was ordered to the WORTHINGTON, and Gregg, were appointed the third reading.

committee. The Senate resumed the consideration of the Mr. GILMAN, from the committee, reported the bill supplementary to the act, entiiled "An act to bill respecting the enrolling and licensing of regulate the collection of duties on imports and steam boats correctly engrossed; and the bill was tonnage," together with the amendment reported read ihe third time, and passed. thereto by the select committee; and, an motion, The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the

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Wbole, the bill authorizing a subscription for the time, and referred to a select committee, to conlaws of the United States, and further considera- sider and report thereon; and Messrs. BRADLEY, tion thereof was postponed until the first Monday Brent, and Dana, were appointed the committee. in March next.

A message from the House of Representatives A message from the House of Representatives informed the Senate that the House have passed informed the Senate that the House bave passed a bill, entitled “ An act authorizing the Secretaa bill, entitled " An act making appropriations for ry of the Treasury to locate the lands reserved the support of the Military Establishment of the for the use of Jefferson College, in the Mississippi United States for the year 1812;" a bill, entitled Territory," in which they request the 'concur"An act making appropriations for the support rence of the Senate. of the Navy, of the United States for the year The bill last mentioned was read, and passed 1812 ;" a bill, entitled “ An act making a further to the second reading. appropriation for the defence of our maritime Mr. Pope presented the petition of the Synod frontier;" a bill, entitled "An act making appro- of Kentucky, sitting in Lexington, praying that priations for the support of an additional milita- the public nail may not be permitted io be carry force ;" also, a bill, entitled "An act making ried on the Sabbath days, except on extraordinaan appropriation for the expenses incident to the ry occasions, for reasons therein slated ; and the six companies of mounted rangers during the petition was read. year 1812;" in which bills they request the con- The Senate resumed the consideration of the currence of the Senate,

motion made yesterday by Mr. CAMPBELL, of The five bills last mentioned were read and Ohio ; and, on motion, by Mr. Bradley, it was passed to the second reading.

amended and agreed to, as follows: The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Resolved, That a committee be appointed to Whole, the consideration of the bill in addition inquire into the expediency of ascertaining, surto, and for repealing certain parts of, an act, enti- veying, and establishing, the Northern and Westtled “ An act for establishing rules and articles for ern boundary lines of the State of Ohio, and the the government of the armies of the United Northern line of the State of Vermont; and that States ;"' and on motion, by Mr. BRADLEY, the the committee have leave to report by bill or further consideration thereof was postponed 10,

otherwise. and made the order of the day for, to-morrow.

Messrs. BRADLEY, CAMPBELL of Ohio, Cutts, Howell, and Dana, were appointed the com

mittee. FRIDAY, February 7.

The bill in addition to the Military EstablishThe PRESIDENT communicated a letter from ment of the United States was read the second the Secretary of War, transmitting the report of time, and considered as in Committee of the the commissioners appointed conformably to “An Whole, and the further consideration thereof. act to authorize the Secretary of War to ascer- postponed until Monday next. tain and seuile, by the appointment of commis-, Mr. BRADLEY, from the committee to whom was sioners, the exterior line of the public land at referred the bill, entitled "An act to provide for West Point with the adjoining proprietor ;" and the more convenient taking of affidavits and bail the letter and report were read.

in civil causes depending in the courts of the UniThe bill, entitled "An act making appropria- ted States," reported the bill as amended. tions for the support of the Military Establishment of the United States for the year 1811," was read the second time, and referred 10 a select

Monday, February 10. committee, to consider and report thereon; and Mr. CAMPBELL, of Tennessee, from the comMessrs. FRANKLIN, Tait, and GOODRICH, were mittee to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An appointed the committee.

act making appropriations for the support of an The bill, entitled • An acı making a further ap- additional military force," reported it without propriation for the defence of our maritime fron- amendment. He also reported, from the same iier," was read the second time.

committee, the bill, entitled “ An act making an The bill, entitled “ An act making appropria- appropriation for the expenses incident to the six tions for the support of an additional military companies of mounted rangers during the year force,” was read the second time, and referred 10 1812" without amendmeni. a select committee, to consider and report there- The bill, entitled "An act authorizing the Secon; and Messrs. CAMPBELL of Tennessee, Brent, retary of the Treasury to locate the lands reserved and Dana, were appointed the committee. for the use of Jefferson College, in the Mississippi

The bill, entitled "An act making an appro. Territory," was read the second time. priation for the expeoses incident to the six com- The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the panies of mounted rangers during the year 1812," Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An was read the second time, and referred to the act providing for the more convenient taking of committee last mentioned, to consider and report affidavits and bail in civil causes depeoding in the thereon.

courts of the United States," together with the The bill, entitled "An act making appropria amendment reported thereto by the select committions for the support of the Navy of the United lee, which was agreed to; and the PRESIDENT States for the year 1812,” was read the second reported the bill to the House accordingly.'

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FEBRUARY, 1812. On the question, Shall this bill be read a third The bill, entitled " An act to authorize a detime as ainended ? it was determined in the tachment from the militia of the United States." affirmative.

was read the second time, and referred to a select The Senate resumed the consideration of the committee, to consider and report thereon ; and motion made by Mr. Reed, on the 21st January, Messrs. Reed, Varnum, and Hunter, were apas amended; and, on motion by Mr. BRADLEY, pointed the committee. thai it be referred to a select committee, to .con- The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the sider and report thereupon, it was determined in Whole, the bill in addition to the Military Es. the negative-yeas 11, nays 14, as follows: tablishment of the United States; and, on the

YEAS-Messrs. Anderson, Bradley, Campbell of Ohio, question, Shall this bill be engrossed and read a Condit, Crawford, Cutts, Howell, Smith of New York, third time? it was determined in the affirmative. Tait, Taylor, and Turner

The bill, entitled "An act to establish a land Nars--Messrs. Bayard, Franklin, Gaillard, German, district in the Illinois Territory, east of the disGilman, Goodrich, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Leib, rrici of Kaskaskia, and to attach certain public Reed, Smith of Maryland, Varnum, and Worthington. lands to the district of Jeffersonville," was read

On motion by Mr. ANDERSON, that the further the second time, and referred to the committee consideration thereof be postponed until the first appointed the 14th November last, on the resoluMonday in March next, it was determined in the lion respecting public lands, to consider and report affirmative-yeas 20, nays 11, as follows:

thereon. YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Bradley, Campbell

The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Capof Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Condit, Crawford, tain Selah Benton," was read the second time, Cutts, Franklin, Gaillard, Gregg, Howell, Leib, Pope, and referred to a select committee, to consider Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, and report thereon ; and Messrs. Bibb, Leis, and and Worthington,

REED, were appointed the committee: Nars-Messrs. Bayard, Dana, German, Gilman, The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Goodrich, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Lloyd, Reed, and Whole, the consideration of the bill in addition Smith of Maryland.

to, and for repealing certain parts of, an aci, entiThe PRESIDENT cominunicated a letter from tléd "An act for establishing rules and articles the Governor of the State of Georgia, transmit for the government of the Armies of the United ting a copy of the resolution passed by the Gen- States;" and, on motion by Mr. Dana, the sureral Assembly of that State, ratifying and con- ther consideration thereof was postponed to, and firming an amendment proposed by Congress to made the order of the day for, co-morrow. the Constitution of the United States, relative to The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the titles of nobilily. And the letter and resolution, Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled " An were read.

act making appropriations for the support of an On motion by Mr. BRADLEY,

additional military force ;”, and the bill was Resolved, that the Secretary of the Senate amended, and the President reported it to the transmit io the Secretary of the Department of House accordingly. State the resolution of the Legislature of the State On the question, Shall the bill be read a third of Georgia, ratifying and confirming an amend time as amended ?'it was determined in the affirmment proposed by Congress to the Constitution ative. of the United States, respecting titles of nobility; The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the together with the resolutions of the Legislatures Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An of such other States as bave ratified the same. act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to

A message from the House of Representatives locate the lands reserved for the use of Jefferson informed the Senate that the House have passed College, in the Mississippi Territory. a bill, entitled "An act to authorize a detachment On the question, Shall this bill be read a third from the militia of the United States ;” a bill, en- time? it was determined in the affirmative.' titled, An act to establish a land district in the A message from the House of Representatives Illinois Territory, east of the district of Kaskas- informed the Senate that the House have passed kia, and to attach certain public lands to the dis- a bill, entitled "An act to ascertain and establish trict of Jeffersonville; also, a bill, entitled " An the western boundary of the tract reserved for act for the relief of Captain Selah Benton;" in satisfying the military bounties allowed to the which bills they request the concurrence of the officers and soldiers of the Virgioia line on ContiSenate.

nental Establishment,” in which bill they desire The three bills last mentioned were read, and the concurrence of the Senate. passed to a second reading.

The bill last mentioned was read, and passed

to the second reading. Tuesday, February 11.

On motion by Mr. Taylor, the bill, entitled

"An act making a further appropriation for the Mr. Gilman, from the committee, reported the defence of our maritime frontier," was referred to amendment to the bill, entitled " An act provid- a select committee, to consider and report thereon ; ing for the more convenient taking of affidavits and Messrs. Taylor, Lloyd, and Smith of Maand bail in civil causes depending in the courts of ryland: were appointed the committee. the United States," correctly engrossed ; and the The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the bill was read the third time as amended, and passed. Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An

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