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ther consideration thereof be postponed to Mon-WORTHINGTON, and BIBB, were appointed the day next.

committee. Mr. CAMPBELL, of Ohio, gave notice, that on The bill, entitled "An act to alter the time of Monday next he should ask leave to bring in a holding one of the terms of the district court in bill to authorize the surveying and marking of the District of Maine,” was read the second time, certain roads in the State of Ohio, as contempla- and ordered to a third reading. ted by the treaty of Brownstown, in the Territory of Michigan. On motion, by Mr. Leib, the Secretary of the

Wednesday, November 20. Senate was directed to procure, from the Depart

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, presented the memoment of State, a proportionate number of the rialof the representatives of the Religious Society printed copies of the third census for the use of of Friends of the yearly meeting held in Ballithe members, which the Message of the President more, stating that a traffic has been carried on in of the United States announced as being in that negroes and people of color, in which those of Department, subject to the order of Congress.

the latter description, entitled to freedom, are frequently deprived thereof, and praying for a revi

sion of the law in relation to this subject; and MONDAY, November 18.

the memorial was read, and referred to a select Mr. CAMPBELL, of Ohio, asked and obtained committee, to consider and report thereon by bill leave to bring in a bill to authorize the surveying or otherwise; and Messrs. Smith, of Maryland, and marking of certain roads in the State of Ohio. TAYLOR, and Tait, were appointed the committee. as contemplated by the treaty of Brownstown, in A message from the House of Representatives the Territory of Michigan; and the bill was read, informed the Senate that the House have passed and passed to the second reading.

a bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Abraham The Senate resumed the consideration of the Whipple, late a Captain in the Navy of the Unimotion made the 13th instant, by Mr. Smith, of !ed States ;" also, a bill entitled "An act extendMaryland ; and, on motion, by Mr. Lloyd, the ing the time for opening the several Land Offices original motion was amended and agreed to as established in the Territory of Orleans ;” in which follows:

bills they desire the concurrence of the Senate. Resolved, That the President of the United States

The bills last mentioned were read, and severally be requested to cause to be laid before this House in- passed to the second reading. formation whether tobacco of the growth of the United

The bill entitled "An act to alter the time of States 'may be purchased by the Administration en holding one of the terms of the district court in regie to the full extent of the consumption of France; the District of Maine ;" was read the third time if not, in what proportion may such tobacco be pur

and passed chased by the Administration en regie ; whether the sorplus of tobacco imported into France (and which

TAURSDAY, November 21. may be transported through France and Germany and other European States) is subjected to a transit duty ;

The bill, entitled "An act extending the time if so, what is the amount of such duty: And whether for opening the several Land Offices established the surplus above mentioned may be exported by sea in the Territory of Orleans," was read the second to any country in amity with France. And also, to time, and referred to a select committee, to concause to be laid before this House a tariff of the duties sider and report thereon, and Messrs. CamPBELL, imposed by France on such of the produce and manu- of Ohio, Franklin, and Cutts, were appointed factures of the United States, the entry of which is the committee. permitted, and particularly of tobacco, cotton, fish oil, The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of and dried fish, and stating (if any) the difference of Abraham Whipple, late a Captain in the Navy of duty charged on such goods imported from the United the United States," was read the second time, and States and similar articles when introduced into France referred to a select committee to consider and refrom other States, either over land or otherwise.

port thereon ; and Messrs. BRADLEY, FRANKLIN, A message from the House of Representatives and GOODRICH, were appointed the committee. informed the Senate that the House have passed a bill, entitled "An act to alter the time of holding one of the terms of the district court in the Dis

FRIDAY, November 22. trict of Maine;" in which they desire the concur

JONATHAN Robinson, from the State of Verrence of the Senate.

mont, took his seat in the Senate. The bill last brought up for concurrence was

Mr. CAMPBELL, of Ohio, from the committee to read, and passed to the second reading.

whom was referred the bill to authorize the surveying and markiog of certain roads in the State

of Ohio, as contemplaced by the treaty of BrownsTuesday, November 19.

town, in the Territory of Michigan, reported the The bill to authorize the surveying and mark- bill without amendment, and the bill was considing of certain roads in the State of Ohio, as con- ered as in Committee of the Whole, and no templated by the treaty of Brownstown, in the amendments having been proposed, the bill was Territory of Michigan, was read the second time ordered to be engrossed and read a third time. aod referred to a select committee, to consider and Mr. Tait presented the petition of Thomas report the reon, and Messrs. CAMPBELL, of Ohio, O'Bannon, a citizen of Madison county, in the

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Mississippi Territory, stating that he had entered and the memorial was read, and referred to a seat the Land Office for said county a quarter sec- lect committee, to consider and report thereon tion of land and paid the first instalment, and by bill or otherwise; and Messrs. GILES, BRADobtained a certificate, but that he had since dis- LEY, and CrawPORD, were appointed the comcovered that the boundaries were erroneously mittee. marked by the surveyor, and praying relief; and Mr. LEIB gave notice that to-morrow he should the petition was read, and referred to a select com- ask leave to bring in a bill making a further apmitiee, to consider and report thereon by bill or propriation for the support of a library, otherwise. Messrs. Tart, REED, and CAMPBELL, Mr. LLOYD stated that one of the signers of of Ohio, were appointed the Committee, the memorial of Howard, Fitch, and Lloyd, is a

distant relation, and on his suggestion, the com: Monday, November 25.

mittee to whom the memorial was yesterday reWilliam Hunter, appointed a Senator by the ferred was excused; and it was referred to Messrs. Legislature of the State of Rhode Island and Pro- GOODRICH, SMITH of Maryland, and Bradley, to vidence Plantations, in place of Christopher

consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise. Grant Champlin, resigned, produced his creden

Mr. Bradley called up the petition of Moses tials, was qualified, and took his seat in the Senate. Austin and John R. Jones, presented on the 21st Mr. Smitu, of New York, presented the meselves and such other persons as shall bereafter

Japuary last, praying an incorporation of themmorial of Howard, Fitch, and Lloyd, native citizens of the United States, and merchants of the subscribe to an institution for the purpose of mincity of New York, slating, that, in consequence read and referred to a select committee, to con

ing and smelting of lead; and the petition was of an agreement concluded on the 224 October: sider and report thereon by bill or otherwise; and furs lying in Montreal, for which they have ac- Messrs. Bradley, Cutts, and Gregg, were aptually paid, but are prevented, by the existing non

pointed the comınittee. importation act, from introducing into the United informed the Senate that the House have passed

A message from the House of Representatives States, and praying relief; and the memorial was read, and referred to Messrs. LLOYD, BRADLEY, Representatives among the severa! Siates, a.co

a bill, entitled “An act for the apportionment of and FRANKLIN, the committee to whom was referred, on the 12th instant, the memorial of J. and cording to the third enumeration;" in which bill E. Phillips and others, to consider and report

they desire the concurrence of the Senate. thereon by bill or otherwise.

The bill last brought up for concurrence was Mr. Gilman, from the committee, reported the read, and passed to the second reading. bill to authorize the surveying and marking of certain roads in the State of Ohio, as contempla

WEDNESDAY, November 27. ted by the treaty of Brownstown, in the Territory Mr. CAMPBELL, of Ohio, from the committee of Michigan, correctly engrossed; and the bill to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act ex. was read the third time, and ihe blanks filled. tending the time for opening the several land offi

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title ces established in the Territory of Orleans,” rethereof be "An act to authorize the surveying and ported the bill amended; and the amendment was marking of certain roads in the State of Ohio, as read and agreed to, as in Committee of the Whole; contemplated by the treaty of Brownstown, in the and the President reported the bill to the House Territory of Michigan."

accordingly; and the bill was ordered to be read A message from the House of Representatives a third time as amended. informed the Senate that the House have passed The bill, entitled "An act for the apportiona resolution for the appointment of a committee ment of Representatives among the several States, on their part, jointly with such committee as may according to the third census," was read the secbe appointed on the part of the Senate, to have ond time and made the order of the day for Monthe direction of the money appropriated to pur-day next. chase books for the use of the Library of the Uni- Pursuant to notice given, Mr. Leib asked and ted States.

obtained leave to bring in a bill making a further The resolution last mentioned was read. appropriation for the support of a library; and

The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the re- the bill was read and passed to the second reading. port of ihe Secretary for the Department of the Mr. BRADLEY, from the committee to whom Treasury, prepared in obedience to the act, enti- was referred the bill, entitled "An act for the retled "An act to establish the Treasury Depart- lief of Abraham Whipple, late a Captain in the ment," which, together with the accompanying Navy of the United Siates," reported it without documents, were read and ordered to lie on the amendment, and it was ordered to a third reading. table.

THURSDAY, November 28.
TUESDAY, November 26.

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from the Committee Mr. Giles presented the memorial of Robert to whom was referred the bill making further R. Livingston and Robert Fulton, praying for a provision for the Corps of Engineers, reported it further extension of their patents granted for without amendment. steamboats, for reasons therein stated at large; The bill making a further appropriation for the

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support of a library was read a second time; and Mr. Corts presented the petition of Thomas ordered to be engrossed and read a third time. Brown, a citizen of Portsmouth, in New Hamp

A message from the House of Representatives shire, stating that the ship General Eaton, of informed the Senate that the House have passed | which he was owner, sailed from London on the a bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Josiah H. 27th November, 1810, and from the Downs on Webb;' in which they desire the concurrence of the 4th December following, bound' to. Charlesthe Senate.

ton, in South Carolina, in ballast; aod that, on The bill last mentioned was read, and passed the 6th of December, the said ship was captured to the second reading.

by iwo French privateers 'and carried to Calais Mr. Gilman, from the committee, reported the and there detained ; and praying the interposition amendment to the bill, entitled "An act extend of the Legislature, for reasons stated in the petiing the time for opening the several land offices tion; which was read, and referred to the Secreestablished in the Territory of Orleans," correctly tary for the Department of State, to consider and engrossed; and the bill was read the third time report thereon to the Senate. as amended, and passed,

Mr. Reen submitted the following motion for Mr. Tait, from the committee appointed to consideration: consider the subject, reported a bill for the relief Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inquire of Thomas O'Bannon, and the bill was read, and whether any, and what, alterations are necessary in passed to the second reading.

the rules and articles for the better government of the JAMES A. BAYARD, from the State of Delaware, troops raised or to be raised by the United States, and took bis seat in the Senate.

that the committee have leave to report by bill, bills, or

otherwise. FRIDAY, November 29.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the The oath prescribed by law was administered Whole, the bill, entitled "An act for the apportionto Mr. BAYARD, his credentials having been read ment of Representatives among the several States and filed during the last session.,

accordiog to the third enumeration." Mr. Gilman, from the committee, reported the On motion, by Mr. BAYARD, to strike out of bill making a further appropriation for the sup line five the words “thirty-seven," it was deterport-of a library, correctly engrossed; and the bill mined in the affirmative--yeas 18, nays. 16, as was read a third time and passed.

follows: The bill for the relief of Thomas O'Bannon Y8A8-Messrs Bayard, Bradley, Crawford, Cutts, was read the second time.

Dana, German, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Jo. Howell

, Hunter, Leib, Lloyd, Robinson, Smith of siah H. Webb," was read the second time. New York, Tait, and Varnum. The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the re

Nárs-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Brent, Campbell port of the Secretary for the Department of the of Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Condit, Franklin, Treasury, prepared in obedience to the directions Gaillard, Giles, Lambert, Pope, Reed, Smith of Maryof the act, entitled "An act regulating the cur.

land, Taylor, Turner, and Worthington. rency of foreign coins in the United States," On motion, by Mr. TAYLOR, to fill the blank passed April 10, 1806; and the report was read with “forty," it was determined in the negative and ordered to lie on the table.

yeas 13, nays 21, as follows: The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Yxas-Mersrs. Anderson, Bibb, Campbell of TenWhole, the bill, entitled "An act for the relief of nessee, Condit, Franklin, Gaillard, Gilman, Gregg, Abraham Whipple, late a Captain in the Navy Lambert

, Leib, Pope, Taylor, and Turner. of the United States ;" and the bill was ordered

Narg-Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Brent, Campbell to the third reading.

of Ohio, Crawford, Cutts, Dana, German, Giles, Good. On motion, by Mr. German, it was agreed, that rich, Horsey, Howell, Hunter, Lloyd, Reed, Robinson, the bill making a further provision for the Corps Smith of Maryland, Smith of New York, Tait, Varof Engineers, be made the order of the day for num, and Worthington. Tuesday pexi."

On motion, by Mr. BAYARD, to insert the words "thirty-five,” in lieu of the words stricken out, it

was determined in the negative-yeas 22, nays Monday, December 2.

12, as follows: Mr. Leis presented the petition of Thomas F. Y5A5-Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Brent, Crawford, Wharton, of the city of Philadelphia, stating that | Cutts, Dana, German, Giles, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, he is the owner of the schooner Esparanza, a Horsey, Howell, Hunter, Leib, Lloyd, Reed, Robinson, Spanish built vessel, purchased at Sierra Leone Smith of Maryland, Smith of New York, Tait, and in the year 1810, by Samuel Richardet, master Varnum. of the schoober Ariadne, to bring home the cargo

NATS—Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Campbell of Ohio, of the schooner last mentioned, she having been Campbell of Tennessee, Condit, Franklin, Gaillard, condemned as not seaworthy; and that at the rime Lambert, Pope, Taylor, Turner, and Worthington. of the purchase of the Esparanza, he had no And the bill having been amended on the foreknowledge of the act, entitled "An act to prevent going principles, the President reported it to the the issuing of sea letters, except to certain vessels," House accordingly; and the bill was ordered to and praying relief; and the petition was read, and be read a third time as amended. ordered to lie on the lable.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the

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Whole, the bill, entitled "An act for the relief of completing the payments on certain lands, held Josiah H. Webb;" and it was ordered to the third by right of pre-emption, in the Mississippi Terrireading.

tory;" in which bill they desire the concurrence The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the of the Senate. Whole, the bill for the relief of Thomas O'Ban The bill last mentioned was read, and passed to non; and it was ordered to be engrossed and read the second reading, a third time.

The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Abraham Whipple, late a Captain in the Navy

WEDNESDAY, December 4. of the United States," was read the third time,

The President communicated the report of and passed.

the Secretary of the Navy, on moneyş transferred, Mr. Gilman, from the committee, reported the during the last recess of Congress, from certain amendments to the bill, entitled "An act for the appropriations for particular branches of expendiapportionment of Representatives among the sev. ture in that department, and of the application of eral States, according to the third enumeration," such moneys; and the report was read. correctly engrossed.

The bill, entitled " An act allowing further time On motion, by Mr. FRANKLIN, that tie bill be for completing the payments on certain lands held now read the third time, it was objected to, by by right of pre-emption in the Mississippi TerriMr. ANDERSON, as against the rule.

tory," was read the second time, and referred to a select committee to consider and report thereon ;

and Messrs. Tait, Bradley, and Franklin, were TUESDAY, December 3.

appointed the committee. The Senate resumed the motion submitted yes. The Senate resumed the resolution of the House terday, by Mr. REED; and,

of Representatives, for the appointment of a comOrdered, That a committee be appointed to mittee to have the direction of the money approinquire whether any, and what, alterations are priated to purchase books for the use of the Linecessary in the rules and articles for the better brary, and concurred therein ; and Messrs. Leib, government of the troops raised or to be raised Condit, and SMITH, of Maryland, were appointed by the United States; and that the committee the committee. have leave to report by bill, bills, or otherwise. Mr. Gilman, from the committee, reported the

Messrs. Reed, ANDERSON, VARNUM, SMITH of bill making further provision for the Corps of Maryland, and Bradley, were appointed the com- Engineers correctly engrossed; and the bill was mittee.

read the third time, and passed.
The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Josiah
H. Webb,” was read the third time, and passed.
Mr. BiBB, from the committee, reported the

THURSDAY, December 5. bill for the relief of Thomas O'Bannon correctly Mr. Giles, from the committee appointed on engrossed; and the bill was read the third time, the subject, reported a bill for the relief of Robert and passed.

Fulton and his associates; and the bill was read, The bill, entitled "An act for the apportion and passed to the second reading, ment of Representatives among the several States, Mr. BRADLEY presented the petition of Characcording to the third enumeration," was read lotte Hazen, relict of the late Brigadier General the third time as amended, and passed.

Moses Hazen, praying a grant of land to her as a The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Canadian refugee, for reasons stated at large in Whole, the bill making further provision for the the petition; which was read, and referred to a Corps of Engineers; and the bill having been select committee, to consider and report thereon amended, the President reported it to the House by bill or otherwise, and Messrs. BRADLEY, GREGG, accordingly.

and FRANKLIN, were appointed the committee. On motion, by Mr. GERMAN, to strike out, from Mr. Cutts gave notice that lo-morrow he section 5, lines 4 and 5, the following words: “at should ask leave to bring in a bill to annex the such place as shall be designated by the President towns of Kittery, Elliot, and Berwick, to the disof the United States," it was determined in the trict of Portsmouth. affirmative-yeas 16, nays 11, as follows:

Mr. FRANKLIN presented the petition of David Yas–Messrs. Campbell of Ohio, Condit, Cutts, Porter, stating that he commanded the flotilla staGerman, Gilman, Goodrich, Howell, Hunter, Lambert, tioned at New Orleans during the existence of the Leib, Lloyd, Reed, Robinson, Smith of Maryland, laws prohibiting intercourse with France; and Smith of New York, and Varnum.

that he there seized and prosecuted, at his own Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Bradley, Campbell expense, to condemnation, three vessels, the proof Tennessee, Crawford, Franklin, Gaillard, Tait, ceeds of which were distributed under the revenue Taylor, Turner, and Worthington.

laws, but that his proportion thereof did not · And further amendments having been agreed amount to the cost of prosecution. He therefore to, the bill was ordered to be engrossed and read prays Congress to relinquish to him their propora third time as amended.

tion of the penalties and forfeitures which may A message from the House of Representatives have been incurred by said seizures, as a remuinformed the Senate that the House have passed neration for his services; and the petition was a bill, entitled "An act allowing further time for read, and referred to a select committee, to con

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sider and report thereon by bill or otherwise ; and an additional military force; and the bill was Messrs. FRANKLIN, ANDERSON, and GOODRICH, read, and passed to the second reading. were appointed the committee.

Mr. Giles, from the same committee, reported, in part, a bill appropriating a sum of money for

procuring munitions of war; and the bill was Friday, December 6.

read, and passed to the second reading. Mr. Cutts asked and obtained leave to bring Mr. Giles, from the same committee, also rein a bill to annex the towns of Kittery, Elliot, and ported, in part

, a bill for the establishment of a Berwick, to the district of Portsmouth; and the quartermaster's department; and the bill was read, bill was read, and passed to the second reading. and passed to the second reading:

Mr. GREGG presented the memorial of the Pre- [Upon presenting the report of the Committee sident and Managers of the Union Canal Com- of Foreign Relations to ine Senate, Mr. Giles pany of Pennsylvania, praying the aid of Con- remarked, that he was directed by the committee gress to enable them to accomplish the object of to report by bills in part; that the bills now retheir institution, as is stated at large therein ; and ported, presented such a system of military pre. the memorial was read, and referred to a select parations as the committee had deemed it proper committee, to consist of five members, to consider to recommend 10 the adoption of the Senate in and report thereon by bill or otherwise; and the present crisis; that it had not yet matured a Messrs. GREGG, BAYARD, LLOYD. POPE, and HOR- system of naval preparation; that would probably sey, were appointed the committee.

form the subject of a future report.] A message from the House of Representatives The bill for the relief of Robert Fulton and his informed the Senate that the House disagree to associates was resumed; and, on motion, by Mr. the amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled Anderson, it was made the order of the day for "Aa act for the apportionment of Representatives Thursday next. among the several States, according to the third The bill to annex the towns of Kittery, Elliot, enumeration;" they ask a conference on the sub- and Berwick, to the district of Portsmouth, was ject, and have appointed managers on their part. read the second time, and referred to a select com

Oo motion, by Mr. Lens, thai the Senate insist mittee, lo consider and report thereon ; and Messrs. on their amendments to the bill last mentioned, Cutts, LLOYD, and FRANKLIN, were appointed it was determined in the affirmative-yeas 12, the committee. Days 13, as follows: Ybas_Messrs. Anderson, Bayard, Bradley, Craw.

Tuesday, December 10. ford, Cutts, Dana, German, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, Howell, Hunter, Leib, Lloyd, Reed, Robinson,

The bill for completing the existing Military Smith of Maryland, Smith of New York, Tait, and Establishment was read the second time. Varnum.

The bill to raise, for a limited time, an addiNars--Messrs. Bibb, Brent, Campbell of Ohio, tional military force, was read the second time. Campbell of Tennessee, Oondit, Franklin, Gaillard, The bill appropriating a sum of money for proGiles, Lambert, Pope, Taylor, Turner, and Worthing curing munitions of war, was read the second

time. On motion, by Mr. CRAWFORD, the Senate The bill for the establishment of a quartermas. agreed to the conference asked by the House of ter's department was read the secood time; and Representatives on the amendments to the bill on motion, by Mr. Giles, these bills were severlast mentioned; and Messrs. Bayard, Leib, and ally made the order of the day for Friday next. VARNUM, were appointed the managers on the The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the part of the Senate.

Whole, the bill, entitled " An act allowing further The bill for the relief of Robert Fulton and his time for completing the paymenis on certain lands associates was read the second time.

held by right of pre-emption in the Mississippi Territory;" and the bill was ordered to the third

reading. MONDAY, December 9.

Mr. Giles presented the petition of Charles Mr. Tait, from the committee to whom was Whitlow,, nurseryman and botanical collector, referred the bill, entitled "An act allowing 'fur- stating that he has discovered a native vegetable, ther time for completing the payments on certain which possesses, in the highest degree, the qualilands held by right of pre-emption in the Missis- ties of tax and hemp, and praying that, in consippi Territory," reported it without amendment. sideration of making a disclosure of this important

Mr. Giles, from the committee to whom was discovery to Congress, he may be allowed to in. referred so much of the Message of the President port into the United States, by special licences, all of the United States, of the fifth of November, as such seeds, grains, and growing plants, as he may concerns the relations between the Uniced States deem useful for the improvement of gardening, and France and Great Britain, reported, in part, science, or the arts; and the petition was read, a bill for completing the existing military estab- and referred to a select committee, to consist of lishment; and the bill was read, and passed to the five members, to consider and report thereon by second reading.

bill or otherwise; and Messrs. Giles, GREGG, Mr. Giles, from the committee last mentioned, German, Smith, of New York, and BAYARD, were reported, in part, a bill to raise, for a limited time, appointed the committee.

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