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SENATE.
Proceedings.

MARCH, 1812.
Mr. Gregg, from the committee to whom was on; and Messrs. CRAWFORD, ANDERson, Frank-
referred the joint resolution respecting the arts LIN, GREGG, and Taylor, were appointed the
and manufactures of the United States, reported committee.
an amendment; and the amendment having been The bill, entitled "An act relinquishing to the
considered and agreed to as in Committee of the Corporation of the city of New Orleans the use
Whole, the President reported the resolution to and possession of a lot in the said city," was read
the House accordingly.

the second time, and referred to a select commitOn the question, Shall this resolution be read tee, to consider and report thereon; and Messrs. a third time as amended ? it was determined in Gregg, CONDIT, and CAMPBELL of Tennessee, the affirmative.

were appointed the committee. On motion, by Mr. ANDERSON, it was agreed Mr. WORTHINGTON, from the committee to that the consideration of the bill for improving whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act for the navigation of the river Potomac be made the the relief of Thomas Orr," reported it without order of the day for to-morrow.

amendment. The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, submitted the follow-
Whole, the bill to carry into effect an act of the ing motion for consideration :
Legislature of the State of Maryland; and the

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be di.' bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third rected to lay before this House a view of all the approtime.

priations made by the several acts passed during the Mr. CRAWFORD, from the committee to whom present session, and to include therewith the interest was reserred the bill, entitled "An act providing payable on the Louisiana debt, and the amount payafor ibe removal of causes depending in the re- ble during the present year, (under the act making spective district courts of the United States, in provision for the redemption of the whole of the public case of the disability of the judges thereof,” re- debt of the United States,) for the interest and reimported it with amendments.

bursement of the domestic debt of the United States ; A message from the House of Representatives and, also, a statement of the balance remaining in the informed the Senate that the House agree to the Treasury of the United States on the 31st of Decemiwo first of the amendments proposed by the ber last, and of the balances unexpended on the same Senate to the bill, entitled "An act concerning day in the hands of the Treasurer of the War and Nathe Naval Establishment," and disagree to thevy Departments. remainder of said amendarents. They have The Senate proceeded to consider the amend. passed a bill, entitled "An act to enable the peo ments disagreed to by the House of Representaple of the Mississippi Territory to form a consti- tives to the bill, entitled " An act concerning the iution and State government, and for the ad- Naval Establishment;" and, on motion, by Mr. mission of such Slate into the Union on an equal Giles, footing with the original States;" also, a bill, Resolved, That they insist on their amendments entitled "An act relinquishing to the Corporation disagreed to, and ask a conference on the disagreeof the city of New Orleans the use and posses-ing votes of the two Houses. sion of a lot in the said city; in which bills they Ordered, That Messrs. Giles, LLOYD, and ask ihe concurrence of the Senate.

CRAWFORD, be the managers at the said confere The two bills last mentioned were read, and ence on the part of the Senate. passed to the second reading.

Mr. Gilman, from the committee, reported the Mr. BAYARD, from the committee appointed on amendment to the joint resolution respecting the the subject, reported a bill for the admission of arts and manufactures of the United States, corthe State of Louisiana into the Union, and to 'ex- rectly engrossed;" and the resolution was read tend the laws of the United States to the said the third time as amended, and passed with an State ; and the bill was 'read, and passed to the amendment. second reading.

Mr. Gilman, from the committee, reported the The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the bill to carry into effect an act of the Legislature Whole, the bill to incorporate Moses Austin, John of the State of Maryland, correctly engrossed; Rice Jones, Henry Austin, and others, into a and the bill was read the third time, and passed. company, by the name of the Louisiana Lead Mr. Gilman, from the committee, also reported Coni pany, together with the amendments reported the bill to alter the times of holding the circuit thereio by the select committee; and having courts of the first circuit correctly engrossed ; agreed to sundry amendments, the further con- and ihe bill was read the third time as amended, sideration thereof was postponed until to-morrow. and passed.

The bill, entitled "An act to incorporate the
Tuesday, March 17.

Trustees of the Georgetown Lancaster School

Society," was read the third time, and passed. The bill, entitled " An act to enable the people The Senale resumed, as in Committee of the of the Mississippi Territory to form a constitution Whole, the bill for improving the navigation of and State government, and for the admission of the river Potomac; and a motion was made, by such State into the Union on an equal footing Mr. ANDERSON, to amend the bill; and, on his with the original States," was read the second motion, it was agreed that the further consideratime, and referred to a select committee, to con- tion thereof be postponed to, and be made the orsist of five members, to consider and report there-l'der of the day for, Friday next.

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The bill for the admission of the State of Lou- ing been further amended, the President reported isiana into the Union, and to extend the laws of it to the House accordingly. the United States to the said State, was read the On the question, Shall ibis bill be engrossed! second time.

and read a third time as amended ? it was deterOn motion, by Mr. ANDERSON, the bill for the mined in the affirmative. relief of Thomas and William Streshly was re- The Senate resumed the bill making further committed to a select committee, further to con- provision for the sale of the public lands. sider and report thereon; and the petition of Rich- On motion, by Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, it was ard Mirchill, presented the 13th instant, was re- agreed that the further consideration thereof be ferred to the same committee, to consider and re- postponed to, and made the order of the day for, port thereon by bill or otherwise.

Monday nexi. Messrs. ANDERSON, BIBB, aod LEIB, were ap- A message from the House of Representatives pointed the committee.

informed ihe Senate that the House iosist on The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the their disagreement to the amendments of the Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled " An Senate to the bill, entitled "An act concerning act repealing the tenth section of the act to in the Naval Establishment." They agree to the corporate the subscribers to the Bank of the Uni- , conference proposed on the subject, and have apted States."

pointed managers on their part. They have Ordered, That it pass to a third reading. passed the bill sent from the Senate, entitled "An On motion, it was agreed that the consideration act to establish the quartermaster's department, of the bill for the relief of the representatives of and for other purposes," with amendments; in Samuel Lapsley, deceased, be made the order of which they request the concurrence of the the day for 10-morrow.

Senate. On motion, by Mr. WORTHINGTON, it was agreed The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the that the bill, entitled " An act giving further time Whole, the bill for the relief of the representato the purchasers of the public land northwest of tives of Samuel Lapsley, deceased. . the river Ohio, lo complete their payments," be On motion, by Mr. BRADLEY, to amend the bill postponed to, and be made the order of the day by adding an additional section, in the following for, Monday next.

words:

And be it further enacted, That the accounting

officers of the Treasury be, and they are hereby, diWEDNESDAY, March 18.

rected to adjust and settle a final settlement certificate, On motion, by Mr. CRAWFORD, the Senate re- No. 46,473, for fifty-eight dollars and eighty-nine sumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the con- ninetieths, and interest from the first day of January, sideration of the bill, entitled - An act providing 1783, issued in the name of Joseph Young, by John for the removal of causes depending in the re- Pierce, commissioner of army accounts for the United spective district courts of the United States, in States, on the first day of March, 1784; and that the case of the disability of the judges thereof,” toge- amount due on said certificate be paid to the said Jother with the amendments reported theretó by the seph Young, or bearer, out of any moneys in the select committee; and, having agreed to the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated : Provided, That amendments, the President reported the bill to said certificate shall be lodged with the Register of the the House accordingly,

Treasurer, and cancelled prior to the payment On the question, Shall this bill be read a third

thereof;" time as amended ? it was determined in the affir

And the motion was determined in the negamative.

tive-yeas 6, pays 22, as follows: Mr. BIBB, from the committee, reported the YEÁS-Messrs. Bradley, German, Hunter, Robinamendments to the bill last mentioned correctly son, Taylor, and Worthington. engrossed ; and, on motion, by Mr. CRAWFORD, Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bayard, Bibb, Campbell the bill was read the third time as amended, by of Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Condit, Cutts, Frankunanimous consent.

lin, Gaillard, Giles, Gilman, Goodrich, Howell, LamResolved, that this bill pass with amendments, bert, Leib, Lloyd, Pope; Smith of Maryland, Smith of and that the title thereof' be “An act providing New York, Tait, Tarner, and Varnum. for the trial of all causes pending in the respect- On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed ive district courts of the United States, in case of and read a ihird time? it' was determined in the the absence or disability of the judges thereof." negative-yeas 14, nays 15, as follows:

Mr. Bradley gave notice that, to-morrow, he YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Campbell of Ohio, should ask leave 10 bring in a bill to carry into Campbell of Tennessee, Dana, Giles, Goodrich, Huneffect the provisions of the eighth section of the ter, Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Smith of Maryland, Tait, and act regulating grants of land, and providing for Worthington. the disposal of the lands of the United States Nays-Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Condit, Cutts, south of the State of Tennessee.

Franklin, Gaillard, German, Gregg, Howell, Lambert, The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Robinson, Smith of New York, Taylor, Turner, and Whole, the consideration of the bill to incorpo- Varnum. rate Moses Austin, Joha Rice Jones, Henry Aus- The Senate resumed, as in. Committee of the rin, and others, into a company, by the name of Whole, the bill to provide for the designating, the Louisiana Lead Company; and the bill hav- suryeying, and granting, the military bounty

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lands; and, on motion by Mr. BRADLEY, the fur

FRIDAY, March 20. } ther consideration thereof, was postponed until Mr. SMITH, of Maryland, from the committee Tuesday next.

to whom was referred the amendments of the The bill, entitled "An act repealing the tenth House of Representatives to the bill, entitled "An section of the act to incorporate the subscribers to act to establish a quartermaster's department, and the Bank of the United States," was read the third for other purposes," made report. Whereupon, time, and passed.

Resolved, "That the Senate disagree to all the The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the amendments of the House of Representatives to Whole, the bill, entitled "An act for the relief of the said bill, and insist on their disagreement, and Thomas Orr;" and the furiber consideration ask a conference on the subject matter thereof. thereof was postponed until-co-morrow.

Messrs. SMITH, of Maryland, BAYARD. and
The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the CRAWFORD, were appointed the managers at the
Whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief said conference on ihe part of the Senate.
of the collectors of the ports of Baltimore and of A message from the House of Representatives
Norfólk and Portsmouth; and, on the question, informed the Senate that the House have passed
Shall this bill be engrossed, and read a third time? a bill, entitled "An act for the admission of the
it was determined in the negative.

State of Louisiana in to the Union, and to extend
the laws of the United States to the said State ;"

in which bill they request the concurrence of the
THURSDAY, March 19.

Senate. The Senate proceeded to consider the amend- The billwas twice read, by unanimous conments of the House of Representatives to the bill sent, and referred to a select committee, to conentitled "An act to establish a quartermaster's de- sist of five members, to consider and report partment, and for other purposes."

thereon; and Messrs. BAYARD, CRAWFORD, LLOYD, On motion by Mr. Smith, of Maryland, they Bibs, and CAMPBELL, of Tennessee, were appointwere referred to a select committee, to considered the committee. and report thereon; and Messrs. SMITH, of Mary- The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the land, CRAWFORD, and VARNUM, were appointed Whole, the consideration of the bill for improve the committee.

ing the navigation of the river Potomac; and, The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the after debate, on motion of Mr. Bradley, the bill Whole, the consideration of the bill for the ad- was recommitted to a select' committee, to conmission of the State of Louisiana into the Union, sist of five members, further to consider and reand to extend the laws of the United States to the port thereon ; and Messrs. GOODRICH, BAYARD, said State.

BRADLEY, Brent, and Giles, were appointed the On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed, committee. and read a third time? it was determined in the Mr. Gilman, from the committee, reported the affirmative.

bill for the admission of the State of Louisiana Mr. Gilman, from the committee, reported the into the Union, and to extend the laws of the bill to incorporate Moses Austin, John Rice Jones, United States to the said State, correctly engrossHenry Austin, and others, into a company, by the ed; and, on motion by Mr. BAYARD, it was re, name of the Louisiana Lead Company, correctly commitied to the committee to whom was referengrossed.

red, this day, the bill brought up from the House On motion by Mr. LLOYD, the bill was recom- of Representatives for concurrence, on the same mitted to a select committee, further to consider subject, further to consider and report thereon. and report thereon; and Messrs. LLOYD, BRADLEY, Mr. Ĝiles, from the managers on the part of and GREGG, were appointed the committee. the Senate on the bill, entitled "An act concern

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the iog the Naval Establishment,” made report. Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An A message from the House of Representatives act for the relief of Thomas Orr;" and the bill informed the Senate that the House concur in having been amended, the President reported it to the first and third, and disagree to the second the House accordingly.

amendment to the bill, entitled "An act providOn the question, Shall this bill be read a third ing for the trial of all causes 'pending in the retime as amended ? it was determined in the nega- spective district courts of the United States in tive.

case of the absence or disability of the judges On motion, by Mr. BRENT, it was agreed that thereof." the bill to incorporate a bapk in the town of On motion, by Mr. CRAWFORD, the Senate reAlexandria, by the name and style of the Me- ceded from their second amendment to the said chanics' Bank of Alexandria, be made the order bill. of the day for Tuesday next.

Mr. LLOYD, from the committee to whom was Mr. BRADLEY asked and obtained leave to bring recommitted the bill to incorporate Moses Aus. in a bill to carry into effect the provisions of the tin, John Rice Jones. Henry Austin, and others, eighth section of the act regulating the grants of into a company, by the name of the Louisiana land, and providing for the disposal of the lands Lead Company, reported it amended. of the United States south of the State of Ten- Mr. WORTHINGTON, from the committee to nessee ; and the bill was read, and passed to the whom was referred the representation of the delsecond reading

egates from Orleans Territory, reported a bill giv

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Marca, 1812.

Proceedings.

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ing further time for registering claims to land in at the cunference on their part, on the bill, enthe eastern district of the Territory of Orleans, Litled "An act concerning the Naval Establishand the bill was read, and passed to the second ment." reading

Whereupon, Resolved, That they so far recede from their amendmenis as to agree to the report

of the managers, and that the bill be so modified. MONDAY, March 23.

The bill to carry into effect the provisions of The Vice President being indisposed, the the eighth section of the "Act regulating the grants Senate adjourned.

of land, and providing for the disposal of the lands of the United States south of the State of Tey

nessee," was read the second time, and referred to TUESDAY, March 24.

a select committee, to consist of five members, to - In the absence of the . VICE PRESIDENT, on consider and report thereon; and Messrs. Bradmotion of Mr. LLOYD, the Senate proceeded to the ley, Tait, Gregg, LLOYD, and HUNTER, were choice of a President pro tempore, as the Consti- appointed the committee. tution provides, and WILLIAM H. CRAWFORD-was The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the elected

Whole, the consideration of the bill to incorpoMr. Pope, from the committee to whom was rate Moses Austin, John Rice Jones, Henry Ausrecommiued the bill, entitled "An act for the tin, and others, into a company, by the name of relief of the officers and soldiers who served in the Louisiana Lead Company, together with the the late campaign on the Wabash," reported it amendments reported thereto by the select comamended.

mittee; and having in part agreed to the report The PRESIDENT communicated a report of the of the committee, the President reported the bill Secretary of the Treasury on the petition of Na-to the House accordingly. . thaniel Russell, and others, of Charleston, South On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed Carolina, referred to him on the 11th instant, and and read a third time as amended ? it was dethe report was read, and ordered to be printed for termined in the affirmative. *the use of the Senate.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the A message from the House of Representatives Whole, the bill to provide for the designating, informed the Senate that the House insist on surveying, and granting, the military bounty their amendments disagreed to by the Senate, to land; and on motion, by Mr. CAMPBÉLL, of Teothe bill, entitled "An act to establish a quarter- nessee, the further consideration thereof was postmaster's department, and for other purposes." poned until to morrow. They agree to the conference proposed on the subject, and bave appointed managers on their part. They have passed a bill, entitled "An act

WEDNESDAY, March 25. making provision for certain persons claiming

The bill giving further time for registering laods under the several acts for the relief of the claims to land in the eastern district of the Terrefugees from the British provinces of Canada ritory of Orleans, was read the second time. and Nova Scotia ;" in which bill they request the

The bill, entitled "An act making provision for concurrence of the Senate..

certain persons claiming lands under the several The bill last brought up for concurrence was acis for the relief of the refugees from the British read, and passed to the second reading.

provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia," was read The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the the second time, and referred to the committee to Whole, the bill to incorporate a bank in the town whom was recommitted, on the 28th January, of Alexandria, by the name and style of the Me- the bill which originated in the Senate on the chanics' Bank of Alexandria ; and, on motion by samé subject, to consider and report thereon. Mr. Brent, it was recommitted to a select com- On motion, the Senate' resumed the consideramittee, further to consider and report thereon; tion of the report of the managers at the conferand Messrs. Brent, CAMPBELL, of Tennessee, and ence on their part, on the bill, entitled "An act TAYLOR, were appointed the committee. establishing a quartermaster's department, and

On motion, by Mr. BAYARD; the petitions of the for other purposes.” Whereupon, inhabitants of that part of Louisiana called Feli- Resolved, That they recede from their disa ciana, lying between the Pearl and Mississippi greement io the amendments of the House of rivers, upon the subject of annexation to the Representatives, so far as to agree to the report Stale of Louisiana, was referred to the committee of the managers, and that the bill be so modified. to whom was referred the bill for the admission A message from the House of Representatives of the State of Louisiana into the Union, to con- inforined the Senate that the House agree to the sider and report tberecn by bill or otherwise. modification of the amendments of the Senate to

Mr. Smith of Maryland, from the managers the bill, entitled “An act concerning the Naval at the conference on the part of the Senate on Establishment,” as reported by the managers at

The House the bill, entitled “An act establishing a quarter the conference on the said bill. master's department, and for other purposes," of Representatives have passed a bill, entitled made report.

"An act for the orgabization of a corps of artiOa notion, by Mr. Giles, the Senate resumedficers," in which bill they request the concurrence the consideration of the report of the managers of the Senale.

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Proceedings.

MARCH, 1812.

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The bill last mentioned was read, and passed the officers and soldiers who served in the late to a second reading.

campaign on the Wabash." Mr. GREGG, from the committee to whom was On motion, by Mr. BRADLEY, it was agreed to referred the bill, entitled “An act relinquishing amend the second section by adding a proviso to the Corporation of the city of New Orleans thereto. the use and possession of a lot in the said city," On motion, by Mr. GERMAN, to amend the reported it with an amendment, and the amend second section of the bill, line three, by inserting ment was considered and agreed to, as in Com- the words “army and," extending the provision mittee of the Whole and the President reported to the regular iroops as well as militia, it was dethe bill to the House accordingly.

termined in the negative-yeas 13, nays 15. as On the question, Shall this bill be read a third follows: time as amended ? it was determined in the affir Yeas-Messrs. Bayard, Bibb, Cutts, German, Giles, mative.

Gilman, Horsey, Howell, Hunter, Lambert, Smith of The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Maryland, Smith of New York, and Taylor. Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled NAYS-Messrs. Anderson, Campbell of Tennessee, "An act for the relief of the officers and soldiers Condit, Crawford, Franklin, Gaillard, Goodrich, Leib, who served in the late campaign on the Wabash;" Lloyd, Pope, Reed, Tait, Turner, Varnum, and Wortogether with the amendments reported thereto thington. by the select committee, and the report was On motion by Mr. German, to strike out the in part adopted ; and, after debate, the further con- second section of the bill, amended as follows: sideration ihereof was postponed until to morrow. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the officers,

Mr. Gilman, from the committee, reported the according to the rank which they held, ás aforesaid, bill to incorporate Moses Austin, John Rice Jones, the non-commissioned officers and soldiers of the rolHenry Austin, and others, into a company, by unteers or militia, who served in the said campaign, the name of the Louisiana Lead Company, cor- and who were killed or died of wounds received in said rectly engrossed.

service, leaving a widow, or, if no widow, shall have Mr. Bayard, from the committee to whom was left a child or children, under the age of sixteen years, referred the bill from the House of Representa

such widow, or, if no widow, such child or children, tives, entitled "An act for the admission of the shall be entitled to, and receive, the half of the monthly State of Louisiana into the Union, and to extend pay to which the deceased was entitled at the time of the laws of the United States to the said State," for and during the term of five years; and in case of

his death, or receiving the wound of which he died, reported it with amendments.

the death or intermarriage of such widow, before the

expiration of the term of five years, the half pay, for THURSDAY, March 26.

the remainder of the term, shall go to the child or child

ren of such deceased officer or soldier, whilst under the Mr. Gilman, from the committee, reported the age of sixteen years; and in like manner, the allow. amendments to the bill, entitled "An act relin-1 ance to the child or children of such deceased, where quishing to the Corporation of the city of New there is no widow, shall be paid no longer than while Orleans the use and possession of a lot in the said there is a child or children under the age aforesaid: city," correctly engrossed ; and the bill was read Provided, That no greater sum shall be allowed in any the third time as amended; and the title having case to the widow, or to the child or children, of any been amended, the bill was passed.

officer, than the half pay of a lieutenant colonel :" Mr. Gilman, from the committee, also stated It was determined in the negative-yeas 6, nays the report of the managers at the conference on 22, as follows: the part of the Senate, on the bill entitled "An YEAS-Messrs. Čutts, German, Lambert, Lloyd, Turact establishing a quartermaster's department, and ner, and Varnum. for other purposes,” correctly engrossed.

Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Bayard, Bibb, Campbell Mr. BRADLEY, from the committee to whom of Tennessee, Condit, Crawford, Franklin, Gaillard, was referred the bill to carry into effect the pro- Giles, Gilman, Goodrich, Horsey, Howell, Hunter, visions of the eighth section of the act regulating Leib, Pope, Reed, Smith of Maryland, Smith of New the grants of land, and providing for the disposal | York, Tait, Taylor, and Worthington. of the lands of the United States south of the And the President reported the bill to the House State of Tennessee, reported it without amend- as amended. ment.

On the question, Shall this bill be read the third Mr. Goodrich, from the committee to whom time as amended ? it was determined in the affirwas recommitted the bill for improving the navi- mative. gation of the river Potomac, reported it with The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the amendments.

Whole, the consideration of the bill making proThe bill, entitled "An act for the organization vision for the sale of the public lands, together of a corps of artificers," was read the second time with the motion for postponement to the first and referred to a select committee, to consider Monday in December next; and, on motion, by and report thereon; and Messrs. Reed, GILMAN, Mr. Giles, the further consideration thereof was and Smith of Maryland, were appointed the postponed until to-morrow. committee.

A message from the House of Representatives The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the informed the Senate that the House agree to the Whole, the bill, entitled' "An act for the relief ot k modification of the amendments to the bill, enti

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