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JUNE, 1812,
Proceedings.

SENATE. line on continental establishment,” made report.

Tuesday, June 23. Whereupon,

The amendments to the bill, entitled " An act Resolved, that the Senate so far recede from confirming claims to lands in the Mississippi Tertheir amendments to the bill above mentioned, as ritory, founded on warrants of survey granted by that they concur in the amendments as modified the Spanish Government,” having been reported by the committee of conference, and agree that by the committee correctly engrossed, the bill the bill be so amended. The bill for the relief of James Wilkinson was with amendments.

was read a third time as amended, and passed resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, and Mr.

A message from the House of Representatives VARNUM was requested to take the Chair; and, informed the Senate that the House agree to the after debate, it was agreed that the further con- amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled sideration thereof be postponed until tomorrow. An act conferring certain powers on the Levy

A message from the House of Representatives Court for the county of Washington, in the Disinformed the Senate that the House recede from trict of Columbia," with an amendment; in which their disagreement to the amendments of the they request the concurrence of the Senate. They Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act to ascertain have passed a bill, entitled " An act imposing adand establish the western boundary of the traçt ditional duties upon all goods, wares, and mer. reserved for satisfying the military bounties al-chandise, imported from any foreign port or place, lowed to the officers and soldiers of the Virginia and for other purposes," in which bill they reline on continental establishment," and agree to quest the concurrence of the Senate. the amendments as modified by the managers at The bill last brought up for concurrence was the conference thereon. They have passed a bill, read, and passed to the second reading, entitled " An aet concerniog letters of marque, On motion, by Mr. BAYARD, the bill, entitled prizes, and prize goods ; also, a bill

, entitled "An - An act concerning the Levy Court of the county act giving validity to the sale of certain tracts of of Washington, in ihe Districi of Columbia,” was public lands, sold in the western district of the postponed io the first Monday in December next. Territory of Orleans, now State of Louisiana ;!

Mr. GOODRICH, from the committee to whom in which bills they request the concurrence of the was referred the bill, entitled "An act for the reSenate.

lief of Anna Young, heiress and representative of The two bills last mentioned were read, and Colonel John Durkee, deceased,” reported it withpassed to the second reading.

out amendment. The bill concerning letters of marque, prizes, Mr. TAYLOR, from the committee to whom was and prize goods, was read the second time by referred the bill, entitled " An act making an apconsent, and referred to a select committee, to propriation for the purpose of discharging all the consist of five members, to consider and report outstanding claims for the construction and rethereon; and Messrs. TAYLOR, ANDERSON, VAR- pair of the Capitol and the President's house, for NUM, Cutts, and Smith, of Maryland, were ap- the compensation of the late Surveyor of the pointed the committee.

Public Buildings, and for furniture for the differMr. CAMPBELL, of Tennessee, from the com

ent apartments of the Capitol, and for other purmitee to whom was referred the bill, enuitled

poses," reported it with amendments. "An act authorizing, the issuing of Treasury The Senate resumed the consideration of the notes,” reported it with an annendment.

resolution submitted yesterday, by Mr. Leib, for The following Message was received from the appointing a joint coinmittee to examine and rePRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

port
what business is nece

cessary to be done during To the Senate and House of

the present session; and, having agreed thereto, Representatives of the United States : Messrs. Leib, LLOYD, BAYARD, Condit, and Tay: I communicate to Congress copies of a letter to the LOR, were appointed the committee on the part Secretary of State from the Chargé d'Affaires of the of the Senaie. United States at London, and of a note to him from The bill, entitled "An act giving validity to the British Secretary for Foreign Affairs.

the sale of certain tracts of public lands sold in JAMES MADISON.

the western district of the Territory of Orleans, JUNE 22, 1812.

now State of Louisiana,” was read the second The Message and copies therein mentioned were time, and referred to a select committee, to conread.

sider and report thereon; and Messrs. Tárt, BIBB, The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the and FRANKLIN, were appointed the committee. Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An Mr. TAYLOR, from the committee to whom was act confirming claims to lands in the Mississippi referred the bili, entitled “ An act concerning letTerritory, founded on warrants of survey granted ters of marque, prizes, and prize goods," reported by the Spanish Government,” together with the it with amendments; which were read, and conamendments reported thereto by the select com- sidered as in Committee of the Whole; and, mittee; and, having agreed to the amendments, having agreed thereto in part, and further amendibe President reported the bill to the House ac-ed the bill, the President reported it to the House cordingly,

accordingly. On the question, Shall this bill be read a third On the question, Shall this bill be read a third time as amended ? it was determined in the af time as amended ? it was determiņed in the affirmative.

firmative.

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and report thereon ; and Messrs. Smith, of MaryThe amendmenis to the bill, entitled "An act land, CAMPBELL, of Tennessee, and Lloyd, were concerning letters of marque, prizes, and prize appointed the committee. goods,” were reported by the committee correctly

The Sevale proceeded to consider the amendengrossed; and the bill was read the third time ment of the House of Representatives to the as amended, and further amended by unanimous amendments of the Senate to the bill. entitled consent.

"An act conferring certain powers on the Levy On the question, Shall this bill pass as amend- Court for the county of Washington, in the Dised ? it was determined in the affirmative-yeas,

trict of Columbia, and concurred iherein. 22, nays 5, as follows:

Mr. Tarr, from the committee to whom was Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Brent, Campbell, referred the bill, entitled "An act giving validity of Tennessee, Condit, Crawford, Franklin, Gaillard, to the sale of certain tracts of public lands in the Gilman, Gregg, Howell, Leib, Pope, Reed, Robinson, western district of the Territory of Orléans, now Smith of Maryland, Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, State of Louisiana," reported it without amendTurner, Varnum, and Worthington. Nays-Messrs. Dana, Goodrich, Hunter, Lambert,

Mr. Reed, from the committee' to whom was and Lloyd.

recommitted the bill authorizing the President of So it was resolved that this bill pass with

the United States to lease, for a term of years, amendments.

any part of the reservations of public ground in Mr. Anderson submitted the following motion the City of Washington, reported it with an for consideration :

amendment. “ Whereas the United States of America, notwith:

The bill for the relief of James Wilkinson was standing the pacific disposition which has been so dis resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, and Mr. tinguishingly evinced by them towards all the nations VARNUM was requested to take the Chair; and of the world, have, nevertheless, been compelled to re

the bill having been amended, the President resort to arms for the maintenance and protection of sumed the Chair, and Mr. VARNUM reported the those rights which have been achieved by the blood of bill with an amendment, which was coosidered their fathers; and, although they have a just confi- in Senate, and agreed to. dence in the strength of their Government, and in the On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed vigor of their own arm, yet, being taught by Holy and read a third time as amended ? it was deterWrit, to which they bow with all due reverence and mined in the affirmative. submission, “ that the race is not to the swift, nor the Mr. Smith, of Maryland, gave notice that 10battle to the strong, hut of the Lord who willeth and morrow he should ask leave to bring in a bill doeth :” And it being at all times our indispensable supplementary to the act fixing the Military Peace duty devoutly to acknowledge the superintending prov. Establishment of the United States. idence of Almighty God, especially in times of impend The bill, entitled "An act to authorize the is. ing danger and public calamity, to reverence and adore suing of Treasury notes," was resumed as in His immutable justice, as well as to implore His mer. Committee of the Whole; and, after debate, and ciful interposition for the prosperity of the nation: lihe coasideration of confidential and Executive Therefore,

"Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representa- business, the Senate adjourned.
tives of the United States of America, in Congress
assembled, That a joint committee of both Houses

THURSDAY, June 25. wait on the President of the United States, and request The bill for the relief of James Wilkinson that he will recommend to the people of the United having been reported by the committee correctly observed by supplicating Almighty God for the safety engrossed, was read a third time, and passed. and welfare of these States, and for the success of their the Commissioner of the General Land Office,

The PRESIDENT communicated a letter from arms."

And the motion was read, and passed to the enclosing report of the Land Commissioners at second reading:

St. Louis, relative to the lead wipes, in obedience A message from the House of Representatives

lo a provision contained in the sixih section of informed the Senate that the House concur in an act for ascertaining and adjusting the titles the resolutions passed by the Senate, for the ap- and claims to land within the Territory of Orpointment of a joint committee to examine and leans and the district of Louisiana ; and ihe letter report what business is necessary to be done and report were read.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the committee on their part. The House of Repre- Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “An sentatives recede from their disagreement to the act authorizing the issuing of Treasury poles," amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled together with the amendment reported by the "An act for the more perfect organization of the select committee; and, having agreed thereto, the Army of the United States," and concur therein. President reported the bill to the House accord.

The bill, entitled " An act for imposing audi- ingly. tional duties upon all goods, wares, and merchan

On the question, Shall this bill be read a third dise, imported from any foreign port or place, and tine as amended ?' it was determined in the affirfur other purposes," was read the second time, mative-yeas 19, nays 5, as follows: and referred to a select committee, to consider Yeas—Messrs. Anderson, Bradley, Brent, Campbell

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of Tennessee, Crawford, Franklin, Gaillard, Giles, So it was resolved that this bill pass with an Gregg, Howell, Lambert, Leib, Reed, Smith of Mary- amendment. land, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, and Worthington. The amendments to the bill, entitled - An act

Nars-Messrs. German, Gilman, Goodrich, Horsey, supplementary to 'An act authorizing the Presiand Lloyd.

dent of the United States to raise certain compaThe motion made yesterday, respecting a day nies of rangers for the protection of the frontiers of public humiliation and prayer, was read the of the United States," were reported by the comsecond time; and on the question, Shall it be en-mittee correctly engrosssed, and the bill was read grossed and read a third time? it was determined the third time as amended, and the blanks filled. in the affirmative.

Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments. The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "Anted States to lease, for a term of years, any part

The bill authorizing the President of the Uniact supplementary to an act authorizing the Pres of the reservations of public ground in the City ident of the United States to raise certain compa. of Washington, was reported by the committee nies of rangers for the protection of the frontier of correctly engrossed, and read a third time and the the United States," and disagreed to the amend blank filled. ment reported by ihe select committee; and, on motion, the bill was amended; and the President thereot be « An act authorizing the President of

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title reported the amendments to the House, and it the United States to lease, for a term of years, was agreed to amend the bill accordingly. On the question, Shall this bill be read a third the City of Washington.”

any part of the reservations of public ground in time as amended ? it was determined in the affir.

Mr. BAYARD presented the memorial of the citi. mative.

zens of the town of Newcastle, in the State of Mr. Smith, of Maryland, asked and obtained Delaware, and its vicinity, praying Congress to leave to briag in a bill supplementary to the act direct measures for their defence, in their peculi. fixing the Military Peace Establishment of the arly exposed situation.-Referred to the Secreta: United States;" and the bill was read, and passed ry for the Department of War, to consider and reto the second reading.

port thereon.. The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Mr. BRADLEY presented the petition of sundry, Whole, the bill authorizing the President of the citizens of the Siate of Vermont, deprecating the United States to lease, for a term of years, any horrors of war, and praying the reinoval of the part of the reservations of public ground in the restrictive system and embargo; and the petition City of Washington, together with the amend

was read. ment reported thereto by the select committee; and Mr. VARNUM was requested to take the Chair; | io whom was referred the bill, entitled " An act

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from the committee and the amendment having been agreed to, the for imposing additional duties upon ail goods, President resumed the Chair, and Mr. VARNUM wares, and merchandise, imported from any forreported the bill with an amendment, which was eign port or place, and for other purposes," reconsidered in the Senate and agreed to. And on the question, Shall this bill be read a third time ported the bill with amendments, and it was as amended { it was determined in the affirmative order of the day for Monday next.

agreed that the consideration thereof be made the

The PRESIDENT communicated a letter from the FRIDAY, June 26.

Commissioner of the General Land Office, enclos. The joint resolution requesting the President ling'a report of the Commissioners for the district of the United States to recommend a day of pub- of Vincennes, made in pursuance of “ Ari act prolic humiliation and prayer, having been reported viding for the sale of certain lands in the Indiana by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a Territory, and for other purposes ;" and the letter, third time; and on motion, by Mr. German, it and report were read. - was recommitted to a select committee, to con The bill supplementary to the act fixing the sider and report thereon; and Messrs. GOODRICH, Military Peace Establishment of the United States ANDERSON, and BRADLEY, ,were appointed the was read the second time, and referred to a select committee.

committee, to consider and report thereon ; and The amendment to the bill, entitled “An act Messrs. SMITH of Maryland, Franklin, and Bradauthorizing the issuing of Treasury notes," was LEY, were appointed ihe committee. reported by the committee correctly engrossed, and the bill was read a third țime as amended.

SATURDAY, June 27. On the question, Shall this bill pass as amended ? it was determined in the affirmative-yeas 23, the Mayor, Aldermen, and in habitants of New

The President communicated the petition of pays 8, as follows:

YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Bradley, Brent, Orleans, praying the extension of a certain street Campbell of Tennessee, Condit, Crawford, Cutts, in that city through the property of the United Franklin, Gaillard, Giles, Gregg, Howell, Lambert, States, upon certain conditions; and the petition Leib, Reed, Robinson, Smith of New York, Tait, Tay- was read. lor, Turner, Varnum, and Worthington.

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from the committee NAIS_Messrs. Bayard, Dana, German, Gilman, to whom was referred the bill supplementary to Goodrich, Hunter, Lloyd, and Pope.

the act fixing the Military Peace Establishment

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of the United States, reported it with amendments, and it was agreed that the bill be amended ments, which were considered as in Committee of accordingly. the Whole, and agreed to; and the President re On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed, ported the bill to the House accordingly. and read a third time as amended ? it was deter

On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed mined in the affirmative. and read a ihird time as amended ? it was deter The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the mined in the affirmative.

Whole, the bill, entitled "An act giving validity A message from the House of Representatives to the sale of certain tracts of public lands in the informed the Senate that the House do not con- Western district of the Territory of Orleans, now cur in the amendments of the Senate to the bill, State of Louisiana ;" and no amendment having entitled "An act supplementary to 'An act au: been proposed, the bill was passed 10 the third thorizing the President of the United States to reading: raise cerrain companies of rangers for the protec The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Anna tion of the frontier of the Uniied Slaies." Young, heiress and representative of Col. Joha

The Senate proceeded to consider the amend- Durkee, deceased," was resumed, as in Commitments to the bill, disagreed 10 by the House of tee of the Whole; and no amendment having Representatives.

been proposed, it was ordered to a third reading. On motion, by Mr, AndERSÓN, that they re Mr. Dana made a report from the committee cede from their amendments to the said bill, it on the bill, entitled "An act to incorporate the was determined in the negative-yeas 8, nays 18, Trustees of Washington College :" Whereupon, as follows:

the further consideration of tbe bill was postponYEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Bayard, Campbell of ed to the first Monday in December next. Tennessee, Pope, Robinson, Taylor, Varnum, and

On motion, by Mr. Gregg, the bill, entitled "An Worthington.

act for the relief of Colonel Jonathan Williams," Nars-Messrs. Bradley, Condit, Crawford, Cutts, was postponed to the first Monday in December Franklin, Gaillard, German, Giles, Gilman, Goodrich, next. Gregg, Hunter, Lambert, Leib, Lloyd, Smith of Maryland, Smith of New York, and Tait. On motion, by Mr, FRANKLIN, it was resolved

Monday, June 29. that the Senale adhere to their amendments to The resolution authorizing the Secretary of the the said bill.

Senale to pay Henry Miller and others fifty dol. Mr. Leis submitted the following motion for lars each, was read the second time. consideration:

A message from the House of Representatives Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be di- informed the Senate that the House have passed rected to pay to Henry B. Joy, Henry Miller, and To- a bill, entitled “ An act authoriziog the President bias Simpson, fifty dollars each, as an additional com- of the United States to lease, for a term of years, pensation for their services during the present session. any part of the reservations of ground in the City

Mr. Gregg presented fifteen memorials of a of Washington, with an amendment; in which large number of citizens of Cumberland county, they request the concurrence of the Senale. in ihe State of Pennsylvania, deprecating a war The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the with England, and praying the removal of the Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An commercial restrictive system.

act for imposing additional duties on all goods, Mr. ANDERSON, from the committee to whom wares, and merchandise, imported from any forwas referred the resolution respecting a day of eign port or place, and for other purposes," togepublic humiliation and prayer, reported it amend-ther with the amendments reported thereto by the ed; and it was considered as in Committee of the select committee; and Mr. GAILLARD was reWhole, and agreed to.

quested to take the Chair. On the question, Shall it be engrossed and read On the question to agree to the following a third time as amended ? it was determined in amendment: the affirmative.

“ Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the first Mr. A., also, from the committee to whom was and second sections of the act, entitled "An act repealreferred the bill, entitled "An act concerning in- ing the act laying duties on salt, and continuing in valid pensioners," reported it with amendments. force, for a further time, the first section of the act, en

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the titled "An act further to protect the commerce and Whole, the bill, entitled "An act making an ap- seamen of the United States against the Barbary Powpropriation for the purpose of discharging all the ers,” passed the third day of March, 1807, be and the outstanding claims for ihe construction and repair same are hereby repealed :" of the Capitol and the President's house ; for the It was determined in the negative-yeas 13, compensation of the late Surveyor of the Public nays 17, as follows: Buildings; and for furniture for the different apartments of the Capitol, and for other pur. German, Giles, Gilman, Lambert, Leib, Lloyd, Pope,

YEAS—Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Condit, Cutts, poses,” together with amendments reported there. Reed, and Smith of Maryland. o by the select committee; and Mr. Gregg was Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Brent, Campbell equested to take the Chair; and, having agreed of Tennessee, Crawford, Dana, Franklin, Gaillard, o the report, the President resumed the Chair, Goodrich, Howell, Hunter, Smith of New York, Tait, nd Mr. Gregg reported the bill with amend- | Taylor, Turner, Varnum, and Worthington.

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On the question, to agree to the following morial of the citizens of Newcastle, in the State amendment: strike qut"one hundred," section 1, of Delaware, and its vicinity, referred to him on line 3, it was determined in the negative-yeas the 26th instant; and the report was read. 13, nays 19, ás follows:

The PRESIDENT also communicated a statement YEAS—Messrs. Bayard, Dana, German, Giles, Gil- of the proceedings of the citizens of New York, man, Goodrich, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Lloyd, signed Henry Rutgers, chairman, approving the Pope, Reed, and Smith, of Maryland.

measures of Government at this eventful crisis ; Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Bradley, Brent, which was read. Campbell of Tennessee, Condit, Crawford, Cutts, · Mr. Tarr presented a copy of the resolution enFranklin, Gaillard, Howell, Leib, Robinson, Smith of tered into by citizens of Milledgeville and ils viNew York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnúm, and Woro cinity, in the State of Georgia, expressing their thington.

confidence in the National Councils, and their deOn the question to agree to the amendment termination to support the measures of Governproposed, to strike out the words "passing of this ment; which was read. act," section 1, line 7, it was determined in the The bill, entitled "An act to facilitate the transnegative-yeas pays 17, as follows:

fer of stock, created under an act passed the 10th YEAS—Messrs. Bayard, Brent, Dana, German, Giles, of November, 1803," was read three times by unanGilman, Goodrich, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Lloyd, imous consent, and passed.. Pope, Reed, Smith of Maryland, and Smith of New The bill, entitled "An act to compensale for York.

his services the President pro tempore of the Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Bradley, Campbell Senate, acting as such when tbe office of Vice of Tennessee, Condit, Crawford, Cutts, Franklin, President of the United States shall be vacant," Gaillard, Howell, Leib, Robinson, Tait, Taylor, Tur was read, and passed to the second reading.. ner, Varnum, and Worthington.

The bill supplementary to the act fixing the And, having disagreed to the report of the se Military Peace Establishment of the Voited lect committee, the Prestdent resumed the Chair, States,'having been reported by the committee and Mr. GAILLARD reported the bill to the House correcily engrossed, was read a third time and without amendment.

amended by unanimous consent. On the question, Shall this bill be read a third Resolved. That this bill pass, and that the title time? it was determined in the affirmative--yeas thereof be "An act respecting ihe pay of the Ar22, nays 10, as follows:

my of the United States." Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Bradley, Brent,

The bill, entitled "An act giving validity to the Campbell of Tennessee, Condit, Crawford, Cutts, sale of certain tracts of public fand in the WestFranklin, Gaillard, Howell, Lambert, Leib, Pope, Rob ern district of the Territory of Orleans, now State inson, Smith of Maryland, Smith of New York, Tait, of Louisiana," was read a third time, and passed. Taylor, Turner, Varnum, and Worthington.

The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Anna Nars-Messrs. Bayard, Dana, German, Giles, Gil. Young, heiress and trepresentative of Colonel man, Goodrich, Horsey, Hunter, Lloyd, and Reed. John Durkee, deceased," was read the third time,

A message froin the House of Representatives and passed. informed the Senate that the House have passed The resolution requesting the President of the the bill, entitled "An act to compensate for his United Stales to recommend a day of public huservices the President pro tempore of the Senate, miliation and prayer, having been reported by aeting as such when the office of Vice President the committee correctly engrossed, was read the of the United States shall be vacant;" also, the third time. bill, entitled "An act to facilitate the transfer of On the question, Shall

this resolution pass ? it stock created under an act passed on the 10th of was determined in the affirmative-yeas 20, nays November, 1803;" in which bills they request the 4, as follows: concurrence of the Senate.

Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Bayard, Brent, Condit,

Crawford, Cutts, Gaillard, German, Giles, Goodrich, TUESDAY, June 30.

Horsey, Howell, Lambert, Lloyd, Robinson, Tait, Tay

lor, Turner, Varnum, and Worthington. The PRESIDENT communicated a letter, signed Nars-Messrs, Bibb, Franklin, Gilman, and Smith William Duane, with a treatise on military tac- of New York. tics; and the letter was read.

So'the resolution passed as follows: On motion, by Mr. Smith, of Maryland, the President was requested to acknowledge the re- public calamity and war, humbly and devoutly to ac

"It being a duty peculiarly incumbent in a time of ceipt of the “Hand Book for Infantry,from knowledge our dependence on Almighty God, and to William Duane.

implore his aid and protection : Therefore, Mr. LLOYD presented the memorial of the inhabitants of the town of Salem, in the State of tires of the United States of America, in Congress as

Resolved, by the Senate and House of RepresentaMassachusetts, deprecating a war with Great sembled, That a joint committee of both Houses of Britain, and representiog it peculiarly calamitous Congress wait on the President of the United States, to them, in the exposed situation of their com- and request that he recommend a day of public humilimerce ; and the memorial was read.

ation and prayer, to be observed by the people of the The PRESIDENT communicated à report of the United States, with religious solemnity and the offering Secretary for the Department of War, on the me- 1 of fervent supplications to Almighty God for the safety

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