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amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled The bill, entitled “An act for the relief of "An act for the organization of a corps of artifi-Aaron Greely," was read the second time, by cers," with amendments, in which they request unanimous consent; and referred to a select comthe concurrence of the Senate. They have passed mittee, to consider and report thereon; and Messrs. a bill, entitled "An act for ascertaining the titles GREGG, WORTHINGTON, and VARNUM, were apand claims to lands in that part of Louisiana pointed the committee. which lies east of the river Mississippi and island The bill granting to the Governor of the State. of New Orleans;" in which bill they request the of Louisiana, for the time being, and his succes-concurrence of the Senate.

sors in office, a lot of ground, and the buildings. The Senate proceeded to consider the amend thereon, in the city of New Orleans, having been ments of the House of Representatives to their reported by-the committee correctly engrossed, amendments to the bill, entitled "An act for the was read a third time, and passed.. organization of a corps of artificers; and concurred therein.

Friday, April 17. The bill last brought up for concurrence was read, and passed to the secood reading.

1 On motion, by Mr. Dana, the injunction of

. The Senate resumed the consideration of the secrecy was removed respecting the proceedings motion made vesterday by Mr. Dana, and it was on the "Act to prohibit the exportation of specie, agreed to ; and, on his motion, referred to a select goods, wares, and merchandise, for a limited committee, to consist of five members, to consider time." and report thereon by bill or otherwise ; and · [The proceedings are as follow :) Messrs. Dana, Smith, of Maryland, TAYLOR, |. .THURSDAY, April 9, 1812. HUNTER, and LLOYD, were appointed the com

The following confidential message was remittee.

ceived from the House of Representatives, by The PRESIDENT communicated the report of the

| their committee, Mr. Smilie and, Mr. Pleasthe Secretary for the Department of Treasury,

ANTS; Mr. Smilie chairipan: made ja conformity with the resolution of the

Mr. President: The House of Representatives Senate of the 10th instant, relating to the appro

have passed a bill, entitled "An act to prohibit priations made by the several açts passed during the exis

ssed during the exportation of specie, goods, wares, and mere the present session; and the report was read, and I chandise, for a limiied tiine;" in which bill they ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate.

se ask the concurrence of the Senate.'

The bill was read, and, on motion, by Mr. THURSDAY, April 16. ... CAMPBELL, of Tennessee, that the bill be now Mr. AndERBON, from the committee to whom read the second time by unanimous consent, it the subject was referred, reported a bill for the

was objected to as against the rule. relief of Reuben Saunders and his securities;

Ordered, That the bill pass to a second reading. and the bill was read, and passed to the second reading.

FRIDAY, April 10. . The bill, entitled "An act for ascertaining the Tie bill from the House of Representatives, titles and claims to lands in that part of Louis-lentitled "An act to prohibit the exportation of ia na which lies east of the river Mississippi and specie, goods, wares, and merchandise, for a limisland of New Orleans," was read the second

ited time," was read the second time, and referred time, and referred to a select committee, to con

to a select committee, to consider and report there. sider and report thereon; and Messrs. Gregg,

on; and Messrs. CAMPBELL, of Tennessee, BRADTAIT, and WORTHINGTON, were appointed the ley, and TAYLOR, were appointed ibe committee. committee.

Mr. CAMPBẾLL, of Tennessee, from the comThe bill from the House of Representatives, mittee, reported the bill last mentioned with an entitled "An act for the relief of William Hubo

amendment. Whereupon, the bill was resumed, bell,” was read a third time, and passed.

and considered as in Committee of the Whole, The bill for the relief of Thomas and William

together with the amendment reported thereto by Streshly, having been reported by the commit

the select committee; and having agreed to the tee correctly engrossed, was, read a third time,

amendment, the President reported the bill to and passed.

the House accordingly. . A message from the House of Representatives On motion, by Mr.GOODRICH, thai the further informed the Senate that the House have passed consideration of the bill be postponed until tothe bill, entitled "An act further to amend the morrow, and that it be printed under an injunccharter of the City of Washington;" a bill, enti- Ition of secrecy, for the use of the Senate, it was tled "An act to continue in force, for a limited I determined in the negative. time, an act, entitled 'An act continuing, for al On the question. Shall the bill pass to the third limited time, the salaries of the officers of Gov- I reading as amended ? it was determined in the ernment therein mentioned ; also, a bill, entitled affirmative-veas 16, nays 12, as follows: "An act for the relief of Aaron Greely;" in which YEAS-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Brent, Campbell of bills they request the concurrence of the Senate. Tennessee, Condit, Crawford, Gaillard, Gregg, How

- The three bills last brought up for concurrence ell, Leib, Pope, Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, were read, and passed.

| Turner, and Varnum.

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Nays-Messrs. Bradley, Dana, German, Giles, Gil-ered to the committee to be laid before the Presi.
man, Goodrich, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Lloyd, dent of the United States.
Reed, and Smith of Maryland.

Mr. VARNUM. from the committee, reported that

they had laid the enrolled bill, last mentioned, MONDAY, April 13.

before the President of the United States. On motion, by Mr. CAMPBELL, of Tennessee,

. [End of confidential proceedings.] the galleries were cleared, and the doors of the Mr. GREGG, from the committee to whom was Senate Chamber closed.

. yesterday relerred the bill, entitled "An act for The amendment to the confidential bill, enti- ihe relief of Aaron Greely," reported it without tled "An act 10 prohibit the exportation of specie, amendment. goods. wares, and merchandise, for a limited Ordered, That it pass to a third reading. . time, having been reported by the committee Mr. GERMAN, from the commiutee to whom .correctly engrossed, the bill was read the third | was referred on the 14th instant, the bill author. time.

izing the appointment of an additional judge of On motion, by Mr. BRADLEY, to recommit the the district court of the district of New York, rebill, for the purpose of amending the second sec-ported it amended. tion, it was determined in the negative-yeas 11,1. Mr. Gregg, from the committee to whom was nays 17, as follows:

referred the bill, entitled "An act to continue in YEAS-Messrs. Bradley, Dana, Giles, Gilman, Good force 'An act to provide for persons who were sich, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Lloyd, Reed, and Smith disabled by known wounds received in the Revoof Maryland.

lutionary war, and for other purposes,” reported Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Brent, Campbell it amended. of Tennessee, Condit, Crawford, Cutts, Gaillard, Gregg, He also reported, from the committee to whom Howell Leib, Robinson, Smith of New York, Tait, the subject was referred, the bill, entitled "An Taylor, Turner, and Varnum.

· I act for ascertaining the titles and claims to lands On the question, Shall this bill pass as amended ? l in that part of Louisiana which lies east of the it was determined in the affirmative-yeas 17, river Mississippi and island of New Orleans," Days 11, as follows:

without amendment. . YEAS_Messrs. "Anderson, Bibb, Brent: Campbell! The bill, entitled 'An act further to amend the of Tennessee, Condit, Crawford, Cutts, Gaillard, Gregg, charter of the City of Washington.” was re Howell, Leib, Robinson, Smith of New York, Tait, second time, and referred to a select committee. Taylor, Turner, and Varnum. .

to consider and report thereon, and Messrs. BRENT, ÑAys-Messrs. Bradley, Dana, Giles, Gilman, Good. Dana, and HUNTER, were appointed the comrich, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Lloyd, Reed, and Smith mittee. of Maryland.

The bill for the relief of Reuben Saunders and So it was resolved that this bill pass with an his securities, was read the second time. amendment.

Mr. SMITH, of New York, from the committee Ordered, That Messrs. VARNUM, and ANDER- to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act son be a committee to carry the said bill to the to authorize the. Secretary of the Treasury to House of Representatives, and request their con- | purchase or lease the old city hall, in the city of currence in the amendment.

New York," reported it amended. A message from the House of Representatives,

| Mr. WORTHINGTON, from the committee to by Messrs. CalHOUN and Piper; Mr. CALHOUN whom the Message of the President of the United chairman:

| States, of the 3d March, respecting the proceedings Mr. President: The House of Representatives under the act to regulate the laying out and makconcur in the amendment to the bill, entitled “An ing a road from Cumberland, in Maryland, to the act to prohibit the exportation of specie, goods, Siate of Ohio, was referred, reported a bill in adwares, and merchandise, for a limited time." dition to the act to regulate the laying out and

making a road from Cumberland, in the State of

Maryland. to the State of Ohio; and the bill was TUESDAY, April 14.

read, and passed to the second reading. Mr. VARNUM, from the committee, reported that

The bill, entitled "An act to continue in force they had examined and found duly enrolled the lo

for a limited time, an act, entitled 'An act conbill, entitled “An act to probibit the exportation

portation tinuing, for a limited time, the salaries of the of of specie, goods, wares, and merchandise, for a

ficers of Government, therein mentioned," waslimited time."

read the second time. A message from the House of Representatives,

MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY. by their committee for enrolled bills; Mr. Craw- Mr. TAYLOR, from the committee to was reFORD chairman :

ferred, on the 17th of March, the bill, entitled Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of "An act to enable the people of the Mississippi Representatives having signed an enrolled bill, Territory to form a constitution and State gov. the committee are directed to bring it to the Sen: ernment, and for the admission of such State into ate for the signature of thetr President.

the Union on an equal footing with the original Tbe PRESIDENT signed the enrolled bill last re- States ;” and on the 6th instant, the bill to carry ported to have been examined, and it was deliv-linto effect the provisions of the eighth section of

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the act regulating the grants of land, and provid : “GENTLEMEN : Upon me devolves the painful duty ing for the disposal of the lands of the United of anouncing to the Senate the death of our venerable States south of the State of Tennessee, reported fellow-citizen, GEORGE Clinton, Vice President of that the said bills be severally postponed to the the United States. first Monday in December next.

"By, this afflictive dispensation of Divine Providence The report is as follows:

the Senate is deprived of a President rendered dear to That in considering the subject referred to them,

each of its members by the dignity and impartiality with

which he has so long presided over their deliberations; they could not avoid being struck with the immense

and the nation bereaved of one of the brightest lumisize of the Territory proposed to be erected into a State,

naries of its glorious Revolution.” a size disproportionate to the size of any of the largest States which now compose our confederation.'

The Senate being informed of the decease of It embraces, in its present form, and without any their distinguished fellow-citizen, GEORGE CLINextension, to the Gulf of Mexico. (as is proposed in the Ton, Vice President of the United States, do bill referred to us,) nearly six and a half degrees of geo- Resolve, That a committee be appointed. jointgraphical longitude, and four entire degrees of latitude, ly, with such as may be appointed on the part of and affords an area of twice the surface of the State of the House of Representatives, to consider and re. Pennsylvania.

port measures proper to manifest the public reYour committee are strongly impressed with the spect for the meinory of the deceased, and exprespropriety and expediency of dividing the said Territory, sive of the deep regret of the Congress of the Uniso as to form of the same two States, whenever the ted States on the loss of a citizen so highly repopulation, within the limits of each section, shall ren-spected and revered.. der it just and proper; and they respectfully submit to Ordered. That Messrs. SMITH of New York. the Senate the following divisional line, between the Smith of Maryland, German, GILMAN, and western and eastern sections of the said Territory, viz: Beady up the Mobile river, to the point nearest its source,

Y, VIZ: BRADLEY, be the committee.

beth which falls on the eleventh degree of west longitude

Ordered, That the Secretary carry this resofrom the City of Washington; thence a course due

lution to the House of Representatives.north until the line intersects the waters of Bear creek;

A message from the House of Representatives thence down the said creek to its confluence with the informed the Senate that the House concur in the Tennessee river; thence down the said river to the resolution of the Senate for the appointment of a northern boundary line of the said Territory. By'al joint committee "to consider and report measures view of the map of this country it will appear that the proper to manifest the public respect for the above divisional line will divide the Territory into nearly | memory of the Vice President of the United two equal parts, and it has, for the most part, a delinea- States," deceased, and have appointed a cornmittion by nature.**

tee on their part. By the 5th section of the 1st article of the treaty of cession from the State of Georgia the United States

TUESDAY, April 21. are bound to erect the said Territory into one State. It has, however, been suggested that the State of Geor

On motion of Mr. Smith, of New York, gia would not, upon a proper representation, withhold

Resolved unanimously, That, from an unfeigned her consent to the proposed division, ,

respect to the late GEORGE CLINTON, Vice PresiTo the end, therefore, that an opportunity may be dent of the United States, and President of the afforded to the State of Georgia to express this consent, Senate, the Chair of the President of the Senate by a legislative act of the said State, as they shall think be shrouded with black during the present session ; proper, your committee recommend that the said bill and, as a further testimony of respect for the memshall be postponed to the first Monday in December ory of the deceased, the members of the Senate next.

will go into mourning and wear a black crape The committee further recommend that the bill “to round the left arm for thirty days. carry into effect the provisions of the eighth section of the act regulating the grants of land, and providing for the disposal of the lands of the United States south of

WEDNESDAY, April 22. • the State of Tennessee,” which was also referred to .. The bill in addition to the "Act to regulate the

said committee, be postponed to the first Monday in | laying out and opening a road from Cumberland, December next.

in the State of Maryland, to the State of Ohio,"

was read the second time. MONDAY, April 20. ar

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, presented the memoA Message from the House of Representatives

rial of Peter Hoffman, junior, and others, merinformed the Senate that the House have passed CA

a chants, of the city of Baltimore, stating that their -a bill, entitled "An act to alter and establish cer-1

ship William, on the last day of March last, retain post roads;" also, a bill, entitled "An acte

ceived a clearance for a voyage to Cadiz, and on authorizing the departure of ships and vessels

the day following sailed froin the port of Baltifrom the ports and harbors of the United States,

more, previous to the Message of the President of in certain cases;" in which bills they request the

the United States recommending an embargo; concurrence of the Senate.

that the vessel proceeded on her voyage, and,

wbile on the high seas, was met by a revenue cutDEATH OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.

ter, and brought back io che port of Baltimore; The PRESIDENT addressed the Senate as folland praying permission for the said vessel to delows:

part and pursue her contemplated voyage; and

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the memorial was read, and referred to a select frigates, and burnt by the orders of their comcommittee, to consider and report thereon by bill manding officer ; which frigates, they were inor otherwise; and Messrs. Smith, of Maryland, formed by one of the officers, were fiited out for Bibb, and CAMPBELL, of Tennessee, were appoint- the express purpose of destroying all American ed the committee.

vessels bound to any part of Spain or Portugal in The two bills brought up on the 20th inst. for the possession of the enemies of France; and the concurrence were read, and passed to the second petition was read, and referred to the Secretary reading,

I for the Department of State, lo consider and reThe Senate resumed the consideration of the port thereon. report of the committee to whom was referred | The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the the bill, entitled "An act to enable the people of Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An the Mississippi Territory to form a constitution act for ascertaining the titles and claims to lands and State government, and for the admission of in that part of Louisiana which lies east of the such State into the Union on an equal footing river Mississippi and island of New Orleans;" with the original Siates; also, the bill to carry and it was ordered to the third reading. into effect the provisions of the eighth section of The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the the act regulating the grants of land, and provid- Whole, ihe consideration of the bill authorizing ing 1or the disposal of the lands of the United the appointment of an additional judge of the States south of tbe State of Tennessee ; and, in district court of the distriet of New York, togeconformity thereto,

ther with the amendments reported thereto by the Resolved, That the first mentioned bill be post- select commiliee; and, having agreed to the poned to the first Monday in December next. amendments, the President reported the bill to the

Resolved, also, That the bill to carry into effect | House accordingly. the provisions of the eighth section of the act reg. On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed, ulating the grants of land, and providing for the and read a third time as amended ? it was deterdisposal of the lands of the United States south mined in the affirmative. of ihe State of Tennessee, be postponed to the The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the first Monday in December next.

Whole, the bill for the relief of Reuben Saunders The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the and his securities; and, on the question, Sball Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An this bill be engrossed, and read a third time? it act to continue in force 'An act to provide for was determined in the affirmative. persons who were disabled by known wounds re- The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the ceived in the Revolutionary war, and for other Whole. the consideration of the bill, entitled "An purposes,” together with the amendments report- act to continue in force, for a limited time, an ed ihereio by the select committee; and, having act, entitled 'An act continuing, for a limited agreed to the amendments, the President reported time, the salaries of the officers of Government the bill to the House accordingly.

therein mentioned ;" and the bill was ordered to On the question, Shall this bill be read a third a third reading. time as amended ? it was determined in ihe af. Mr. GERMAN presented the memorial of Charles firmative.

Selden and others, citizens of the State of New The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of York, praying a repeal of the act, entitled "An Aaron Greely," was read a third time, and act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in passed.

the ports and harbors of the United States, for a The Senate resumed the consideration of the limited time," passed the 4th of April, 1812, or a joint resolution brought up from the House of modification thereof, for reasons stated at large in Representatives, on the subject of a recess. the memorial; which was read..

On motion, by Mr. WORTHINGTON, to strike Mr. GERMAN also presented the memorial of out a part of the resolution for the purpose of Conklin and Pierson, and others, merchants, of amendment, a division was called for; and, on the city of New York, praying a suspension of the question to strike out, the votes being equal, the non-importation act, or a modification thereof, the President determined it in the negative. for reasons stated at large in the memorial; wbica

Resolved, That the Senate concur in the joint was read, and referred to the committee to whom resolution.

was referred, on the 15th instant, the memorial Ordered, That Messrs. BRADLEY, REED, WOR- of Alexander Henry and others, merchants, of THINGTON, Goodrich, and LLOYD, be the com- | Philadelphia, to consider and report thereon by mittee.

bill or otherwise. Mr. LLOYD presented the petition of Ezra Wes- Mr. Corts presented the memorial of John ton and Son, of Duxbury, in the Siate of Massa Goddard, and others, citizens of Portsmouth, in chusetts, praying indemnification for a vessel and the State of New Hampshire, and its vicinity, cargo, fiied out in reliance on the proclamation praying a repeal of the act, entitled "An act proof the President of the United States, of 2d No-hibiting the importation of goods, wares, and vember, 1810, that the decrees of France, violat. merchandise, from Great Britain," for reasons ing neutral commerce, were revoked, and which stated at large in the memorial; which was read, vessel and cargo were captured on the 230 Janu- and referred to the committee last mentioned, to ary last, in the prosecution of a voyage from consider and report thereon, by bill or otherwise. Boston to Oporto, in Portugal, by iwo French / Mr. Dana, from the committee appointed on

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the subject reported in part, a bill concerning cers of Government therein mentioned," was merchant vessels armed for defence, and the bill read a third time, and passed. was read, and passed to the second reading.

The bill, entitled “An act for ascertaining the The following Message was received from the titles and claims to lands in that part of Louisiana PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

which lies east of the river Mississippi and island To the Senate and House of

of New Orleans," was read a third time, and Representatives of the United States :

rassed. . Among the incidents to the unexampled increase Mr. CAMPBELL, of Tennessee, from the and expanding interests of the American nation, under mittee appointed on the subject of Tennessee the fostering influence of free constitutions and just lands, reported a bill to authorize the Secretary laws, has been a corresponding accumulation of duties of the Treasury to issue grants and perfect titles in the several departments of the Government; and on certain entries and locations of lands therein this has been necessarily the greater in consequence described ; which was read, and passed to the of the peculiar state of our foreign relations, and the second reading. connexion of these with our internal Administration. The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the

The extensive and multiplied preparations into | Whole, the consideration of the bill in addition which the United States are at length driven for main

ain- to the act to regulate the laying out and making taining their violated rights, have caused this aug- i.

a road from Cumberland, in the State of Marymentation of business to press on the Department of

land, to the State of Ohio. . War particularly, with a weight disproportionate to

. . the powers of any single officer, with no other aids

1. On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed than are authorized by existing laws. With a view and read a third time? it was determined in the to a more adequate arrangement for the essential ob

affirmative. jects of that department, I recommend to the early . The following Message was received in

| The following Message was received from the consideration of Congress a provision for two subor- / PRESIDENT OF TBE UNITED STATES : dinate appointments therein, with such compensation To the Senate of the United States: . annexed as may be reasonably expected by citizens duly · I transmit to the Senate a report of the Secretary of qualified for the important functions which may be State, complying with their resolution of the 4th of properly assigned to them,

March last.

vJAMES MADISON. .. JAMES MADISON.

April 23, 1812. . • APRIL 20, 1812.

The Message and report therein' referrred to

were read. THURSDAY, April 23." . The amendments to the bill, entitled - An act

Friday, April 24.. to continue in force "An act to provide for per- . The bill in addition to the act to regulate the sons who were disabled by known wounds re- laying out and making a road from Cumberland, ceived in the Revolutionary war, and for other in the State of Ohio, having been reported by purposes," having been reported by the commit- the committee correctly engrossed, was read a iee correctly engrossed, the bill was read the third third time, and passed. , time as amended, and passed with amendments. On motion by Mr. WORTHINGTON, the Message

The bill authorizing the appointment of an ad of the President of the United States, of the 224 ditiopal judge of the district court of the district instant, recommending provision for two suborof New York, having been reported by the com dinate appointments in the War Department, mittee correctly engrossed, was read a third time, was referred to a select committee, to consider and passed.

and report thereon by bill or otherwise ; and The bill for the relief of Reuben Saunders and Messrs. Smith, of Maryland, WORTHINGTON and bis securities, having been reported by the com- Giles, were appointed the committee. mittee correctly engrossed, was read a third time, The bill to authorize the Secretary of the Treaand passed.

sury to issue grants and perfect titles on certain The bill, entitled " An act to alter and estab- entries and locations, of land therein described, lish certain post roads," was read the second was read the second time. time, and referred to a select committee, to con- The bill respecting associations for maritime sist of five members, to consider and report there- security, was read the second time. on; and Messrs. TURNER, WORTHINGTON, GREGG, Mr. Smith, of Maryland, reported, from the Condit, and Leis, were appointed the committee. committee to whom was referred the memorial of

Mr. Dana, from the committee appointed on Peter Hoffman, and others, owners of the ship the subject, further reported a bill respecting as- | William: sociations for maritime security, and the bill was That the petitioners state that the said ship was read, and passed to the second reading.

laden with flour, between the 18th and 27th of March, The bill, entitled “ An act authorizing the de. cleared out on the 31st, and actually sailed on the 1st parture of ships and vessels from the ports and of April, on her intended voyage to Cadiz ; that they harbors of the United States in certain cases," had no knowledge of the intention of laying an emwas read the second time.

| bargo, either while loading or at the time of the sailing The bill, entitled "An act to continue in force,' of said ship; that, from contrary winds and weather, for a limited time, an act, entitled 'An act con- she was detained in the Chesapeake until the 10th of tipuing, for a limited time, the salaries of the offi- April, when, at the distance of four leagues from Cape

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