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and welfare of these States, his blessing on their arms ment of the House of Representatives to the bill and the speedy restoration of peace.”

a'uthorizing the President of the United States tó Ordered, That Messrs. ANDERSON and Good- lease, for a term of years, any part of the reservaRICH be the committee on the part of the Senate. tions of public ground in the City of Washington;

A message from the House of Representatives and, resolved that they do not concur therein. informed the Senate that the House recede from The Senate resumed the resolution to authorize their disagreement to the amendments of ile Sen- the Secretary of the Senate to pay Henry B. Joy ate to the bill, entitled, "An act supplementary to and others fifty dollars each, as an additional com"An act authorizing the President of the United pensation for their services during the present States to raise ceriain companies of rangers for session. the protection of the frontier of the United States." On the question, Shall this resolution be enThey have passed a bill, entitled "An act supple- grossed and read a third time? it was determined mentary to an act, entitled 'An act giving further in the affirmative. time to purchasers of public lands northwest of The following Message was received from the the river Ohio to complete their payments," in PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED States: which bill they request the concurrence of the To the Senate and House of Senate.

Representatives of the United States : The bill last brought up for concurrence was With a view the better to adapt to the public service read, and passed to the second reading.

the volunteer force contemplated by the act passed on The bill, entitled "An act for imposing addi- the sixth day of February, I recommend to the considtional duties upon all goods, wares, and merchan-eration of Congress the expediency of making the redise, imported from any foreigo port or place, and quisite provision for the officers thereof being commisfor other purposes," was read the third time.

sioned by the authority of the United States. On the question, Shall this bill pass ? it was de

Considering the distribution of the military forces of termined in the affirmative-yeas 20, pays 9, as country, I recommend also to the consideration of Con.

the United States required by the circumstances of our follows: YEAS-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Bradley, Brent, of an additional number of general officers, and of depu.

gress the expediency of providing for the appointment Campbell of Tennessee, Condit, Crawford, Cutts, ties in the adjutant's, quartermaster's, inspector's, and Franklin, Gaillard, Howell, Lambert, Leib, Robinson, paymaster's departments of the army, and for the em. Smith of New York, Taít, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, ployment, in cases of emergency, of additional engiand Worthington.

JAMES MADISON. Nars-Messrs. Bayard, Dana, German, Giles, Gil- June 30, 1812. man, Goodrich, Horsey, Hunter, and Lloyd. So it was resolved that this bill pass.

The Message was reall; and, referred to a select The bill, entitled "An act confirming grants to Messrs. Smrru of Maryland, Anderson, and Giles,

committee, to consider and report thereon; and lands in the Mississippi Territory, derived from the British Government of West Florida, not sub-were appointed the committee. sequently regranted by the Government of Spain or of the United States," was considered, as in

WEDNESDAY, July 1. Committee of the Whole; and no' amendment A message from the House of Representatives having been proposed, it was ordered to a third informed the Senate that the House recede from reading..

their amendment to the bill, entitled "An act auThe amendments to the bill, entitled "An act thorizing the President of the United States to making an appropriation for the purpose of dis lease, for a term of years, any part of the reserva. charging all the outstanding claims for the con- tions of public ground in the City of Washington." struction and repair of the Capitol and the Presi- They disagree to the first amendment of the Sendent's house, for the compensation of the late Sur-ate to the bill, entitled "An act making an approveyor of the Public Buildings, and for furniture priation for the purpose of discharging all the outfor the different apartments of the Capitol, and standing claims for the construction and repair of for other purposes," having been reported by the the Capitol and President's house ; for the comcommittee correctly engrossed, the bill was read pensation of the late Surveyor of the Public Builda third time as amended.

ings; and for furniture for the different apartments Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments. of the Capitol, and other purposes,” and agree to The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the the other amendment with an amendment. Whole, the bill, entitled "An act concerning in-The Senate proceeded to consider the amend-, valid pensioners," together with the amendments ment to the bill making appropriations respecte reported thereto by the select committee, and Mr. ing the Capitol, mentioned as disagreed to by the VARNUM was requested to take the Chair, and the House of Representatives in the last message: amendments having been agreed to, the President Whereupon, resumed the chair, and Mr. VARNUM reported the Resolved, 'That they recede from their first bill with amendments, which were considered in amendment, and' agree to the amendment of the the Senate and agreed to.

House of Representatives to the other amend. On the question, Shall this bill be read a third ment to the said bill. time as amended ? it was determined in the affir- The amendments to the bill, entitled "An act mative.

concerning invalid pensioners," having been reThe Senate took into consideration the amend- ported by the committee correctly engrossed, the

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entitled "of Mr. Leib, from the joint committee appointed ing of Congress," was read the second time. on the part of the Senate on the subject, reported The joint resolution from the House of Reprea resolution authorizing the, President of the sentatives, authorizing the President of the SenSenate and Speaker of ihe House of Represent- ate and Speaker of the House of Representatives atives to adjourn their respective Houses on the to adjourn their respective Houses, was read the 6th day of July instant. The resolution was second time. read, and passed to the second reading,

A message from the House of Representatives Mr. Leib also asked and obtained leave to re- informed the Senate that the House have passed port a bill fixing the time for the next meeting of a bill, entiiled "An act supplementary to the acts Congress; and the bill was read, and pașsed to heretofore passed on the subject of a uniform the second reading.

rule of patoralization;" a bill, entitled "An act The bill, entitled "An'act giving further time supplementary to the act, entitled 'An act reto purchasers of public lands north west of the spectiog alien enemies ;" also, a bill, entitled "An river Obio to complete their paymenis, was act making a further appropriation for the defence read the second time, and referred to a select of the maritime frontier, and for the support of committee, to consider and report thereon; and the Navy of the United States;" in which bills Messrs. WORTHINGTON, FRANKLIN, and BRAD- they request the concurrence of the Senate. LEY, were appointed the committee.

The three bills last mentioned were read, and The bill, entitled'"An act to compensate for passed to the second reading. his services the President, pro tempore, of the Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from the committee Senate, acting as such when the office of Vice to whom was referred, on the 30th of June, the President of the United States shall be vacant," Message of the President of the United States of was read the second time, and referred to a select that date reported a bill supplementary to the committee, to consider and report thereon ; and act, entitled "An act authorizing the President of Messrs. Smith, of New York, BAYARD, and the United States to accept and organize certain SMITH, of Maryland, were appointed the com- volunteer military corps ;" and the bill was read, mittee

and passed to the second reading. On motion, by Mr. Smith, of Maryland, the committee 'to whom was referred, on the 20th of November last, the memorial of the representa

Friday, July 3. tives of the religious society of Friends, of the The bill supplementary to the act, entitled "An yearly meeting held in Baltimore, were discharged act authorizing the President of the United States from the further consideration thereof.

lo accept and organize certain volunteer military The resolution submitted on the 27th of June corps," was read the second time. was read a third time and passed, as follows:

The bill, entitled "An act supplementary to the Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be act, entitled 'An act respecting alien enemies," directed to pay to Henry B. Joy, Henry Miller, was read the second time, and referred to a select and Tobias Simpson, fifty dollars each, as an ad committee, to consider and report thereon ; and ditional compensation for their services during Messrs. Bibb, Bradley, and BAYARD; were apthe present session.

pointed the committee. The bill, entitled "An act concerning grants of

The bill, entitled "An act making a further aplands in the Mississippi Territory, derived from propriation for the defence of the maritime fronthe British Government of West Florida. not iier, and for the support of the Navy of the Unisubsequently regranted by the British Govern- ted States,” was read the second time, and rement, of Spain, or of the United States," was ferred to a select committee, to consider and reread a third time, and passed.

port thereon ; and Messrs. FRANKLIN, LLOYD, A message from the House of Representatives and SMITH, of Maryland, were appointed the informed the Senate that the House have passed committee. a bill, entitled "An act fixing the time for the Mr. BRADLEY presented the memorial of the next meeting of Congress ;" also, a joint resolu- inhabitants of the town of Waterford, in the tion authorizing the President of the Senate and State of Vermont, deprecating a war wish Eng. Speaker of the House of Representatives to ad- land, and praying ihe removal of the commercial journ their respective Houses on Monday, the 6th restrictive system, day of July instant.

The bill, entitled "An act supplementary to the The bill and resolution last mentioned were acts heretofore passed on the subject of an uniread, and passed to the second reading.

form rule of naturalization," was read the second time.

A message from the House of Representatives THURSDAY, July 2.

informed the Senate that the House have passed Mr. WORTHINGTON, from the committee to a bill, entitled "An act to prohibit American veswhom was referred the bill, entitled "An act giv- sels from proceeding to, or trading with, the eneing further time to purchasers of public lands mies of the United States, and for other purponorthwest of the river Ohio, to complete their ses;" and a bill, entitled "An act making addipayments," reported it without amendment: tional appropriations for the Military Establish

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ment and for the Indian department for the year of the United States," reported it without amend1812;" in which bills they request the concur- ment; and the bill was resumed as in Committee rence of the Senate.

of the Whole; and Mr. GAILLARD was requested The two bills last brought up for concurrence to take the Chair; and, no amendment having were read, and passed to the second reading. been proposed, the President resumed the Chair;

The joint resolution which originated in the and Mr. GailLARD reported the bill without House of Representatives, authorizing the Pres- amendment, and it was ordered to a third reading. ident of the Senate and Speaker of the House On motion, by Mr. Smith, of Maryland, the of Representatives to adjourn their respective bill last mentioned was read a third time by Houses on Monday the 6th of July, was resumed, unanimous consent, and passed. as in Committee of the Whole, and ordered to a third reading. The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the

SATURDAY, July 4. Whole, the bill, entitled "An act supplementary The bill, entitled “An act to prohibit Amerito the act, entitled 'An act giving further time to can vessels. from proceeding to, or trading with, purchasers of public lands north west of the river the enemies of the United States, aod for other Ohio to complete their payments ;" and Mr. Var purposes," was read the second time, and referred NÚM was requested to take the Chair; and, after to a select committee, to consider and report debate, the PRESIDENT resumed the Chair'; and thereon; and Messrs. Taylor, FRANKLIN, and Mr. VARNUM reported the bill without amend- | Varnum, were appointed the committee. ment.

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, submitted the folOn motion, by Mr. GERMAN, that the further lowing motion for consideration : consideration thereof be postponed until the first Resolved, That, at the commencement of every sesMonday in November next, it was determined in sion, in the absence of the Vice President, or when the negative; and the bill was ordered to a third the office of Vice President shall be vacant, by death, reading.

resignation, or otherwise, the Senate shall elect a PresThe bill which originated in the House of ident pro tempore. Representatives, entitled "An act fixing the time The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of for the next meeting of Congress," was resumed. George Lyon," was read the second time, and on as in Committee of the Whole; and ordered to motion, by Mr. Leib," the further consideration a third reading.

thereof was postponed to the first Monday. in A message from the House of Representatives December next. informed the Senate that the House have passed Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from the committee a bill, entitled "An act authorizing the President to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act of the United States to accept and organize cer- supplementary to the act, entitled 'An act authortain volunteer military corps;" also, a bill, enti- izing the President of the United States to actled "An act for the relief of George Lyon;" in cept and organize certain volunteer military which bills they request the concurrence of the corps," reported it with an amendment; which Senate.

was considered as in Committee of the Whole; The two bills last mentioned were read, and and Mr. ANDERSON was requested to take the passed to the second reading,

Chair; and the President having resumed the The joint resolution which originated in the Chair, Mr. ANDERSON reported the bill amended, House of Representatives, authorizing the Pres- and it was agreed to in the Senate; and the bili ident of the Senate and Speaker of the House was amended accordiogly, and ordered to the of Representatives to adjourn their respective third reading as amended. Houses on the 6th day of July, instant, was read The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the a third time, and concurred in.

Whole, the bill, entitled " An act to compensate Mr. Smith, of New York, from the committee for his services the President pro tempore of the to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act Senate, acting as such when the office of Vice to compensate for his services the President pro President of the United States shall be vacant ;" tempore of the Senate, acting as such when the and Mr. VARNUM was requested to take the Chair; office of Vice President of the United States and the President having resumed the Chair, Mr. shall be vacant," reported it with an amendment. Varnum reported the bill with an amendment.

The bill from the House of Representatives, On the question, Shall this bill be read a third entitled "An act supplementary to the act, enti- time as amended ? it was determined in the affirtled 'An act authorizing the President of the Uni-mative. ted States to accept and organize certain volun. The amendment to the bill last mentioned, havteer military corps," was read the second time by ing been reported by the committee correctly enunanimous consent, and referred to the committee grossed, the bill was read the third time as amendappointed the 30th of June, on the Message of ed by unanimous consent, and passed. the President of the United States of that date, A message from the House of Representatives to consider and report thereon.

informed the Senate that the House have passed Mr. Franklin, from the committee to whom a bill, entitled " An act authorizing the Secretary was referred the bill, entitled "An act making a of the Treasury to suspend the payment of certain further appropriation for the defence of the mar. bills drawn by John Armstrong, late Minister of itime frontier, and for the support of the Navy I the United States at the Court of France, upon

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the Treasury of the United States ;" a bill, enti- the bill

, entitled * An act supplementary to the tled "An act supplementary to the Act author, acts heretofore passed on the subject of an uniizing a loan for a sum not exceeding eleven mild form rule of naturalization," without amendment; lions of dollars ;" and a bill, entitled 7: An act and the bill was resumed as in Committee of the authorizing a subscription for the old six per cent. Whole, and Mr. Leib was requested to take the and deferred stocks, and providing for an exchange Chair; and, no amendment having been proposed, of the same;" in which -bills they request the the President resumed the Chair, and Mr. Leib concurrence of the Senale. They have passed the reported ihe bill without amendment, and it was bill from the Senate, entitled " An aet respecting ordered to the third reading. the pay of the Army of the United States," with On motion, the bill was, by unanimous consent, an amendment, in which they request the concur- read a third time, and passed. rence of the Senate.

The bill, entitled "" An act making additional The Senate proceeded to consider the amend- appropriations for the Military Establishment and ment of the House of Representatives to the bill for the Indian department, for the year 1812,” last mentioned, and concurred therein.

was read the second time, and resumed as in ComThe three bills last brought up for concurrence mittee of the Whole ; and Mr. Smith, of Marywere severally read by unanimous consent; and land, was requested to take the Chair; and, no it was agreed, by unanimous consent, that the amendment having been proposed, the President bill, entitled " An act authorizing a subscription resumed the Chair, and Mr. Smith, of Maryland, for the old six per cent. and deferred stocks, and reported the bill without amendment, and it was providing for an exchange of the same," be refer. ordered to a third reading. red to a select committee, to consider and report On motion, the bill was read a third time by thereon; and Messrs. Taylor, CAMPBELL of Ten- unanimous consent, and passed. Dessee, and Smith of Maryland, were appointed The bill, entitled " An act authorizing the Secthe committee.

retary of the Treasury to suspend the payment of On motion, by Mr. CAMPBELL, of Tennessee, certain bills drawn by John Armstrong, late Min

Resolved, That the President of the United ister of the United States at the Court of France, States be requested to lay before the Senate a upon the Treasury of the United States," was copy of such discussions and correspondence rela-, read the second time by unanimous consent. tive to British impressments of seamen from Ame- The bill, entitled " An act supplementary to rican vessels, as may not have been heretofore the act authorizing a loan for a sum not exceedcommunicated.

ing eleven millions of dollars," was read the second On motion, the bill, entitled "An act supple- time by unanimous consent. mentary to the acts heretofore passed on the subject of an uniform rule of naturalization," was referred to the committee to whom was referred the

SUNDAY, July 5. bill, entitled “ An act supplementary to the act, A message from the House of Representatives entitled . An act respecting alien enemies," to informed the Senate that the House have passed consider and report thereon.

a bill, entitled " An act for the safe-keeping and The bill from the House of Representatives, accommodation of prisoners of war;" and a bill, 'entitled "An act fixing the time for the next entitled " An act making furtber provision for the meeting of Congress," was read a third time, and Army of the United States, and for other purpassed.

poses;" in which bills they request the concurThe bill, entitled "An act supplementary to rence' of the Senate. the Act giving further time to purchasers of pub

The two bills fast mentioned were twice read lic lands northwest of the river Ohio to complete by unanimous consent. their payments,” was read a third time and passed. The amendment to the bill, entitled "An act

Mr. Bibb, from the committee to whom was supplementary to the act, entitled 'An act author. referred the bill, entitled "An act supplementary izing the President of the United States to acto the act, entitled 'An act respecting alien ene- cept and 'organize certain volunteer military mies," reported it with an amendment, which was corps," having been reported by the committee considered as in Committee of the Whole, and correctly engrossed, the bill was read a third time Mr. ANDERSON was requested to take the Chair; as amended. and the report having been agreed to, the Presi- On the question, Shall this bill pass as amended ? dent resumed the Chair, and Mr. Anderson re- it was determined in the affirmative-yeas 14, ported the bill with an amendment; and it was 'nays 6, as follows: agreed that the bill be amended accordingly. YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Brent, Condit,

On the question, Shall this bill be read a third Crawford, Franklin, Gaillard, Giles, Howell, Robintime as amended ? it was determined in the affir- son, Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, and Varnum. mative.

Nays-Messrs. Bayard, Gilman, Goodrich, Leib, The amendment to the bill last mentioned hav- Lloyd, and Smith of Maryland. ing been reported by the committee correctly en- So it was resolved, that this bill pass with an grossed, the bill was read the third time as amendame nt. ed by unanimous consent, and passed with an On motion, by Mr. Smith, of Maryland, the amendment.

bill, entitled "An act making further provision Mr. BiBB, from the same committee, reported for the Army of the United States, and for other

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purposes," was referred to a select committee to Whole, the bill, entitled " An act supplementary consider and report thereon; and Messrs. Smith, to the Act authorizing a loan for a sum not exof Maryland, ANDERSON, and Taylor, were ap- ceeding eleven inillions of dollars;" and Mr. pointed the committee.

VARNUM was requesied 10 take the Chair; and Mr. SMITH, of Maryland, from the committee no amendment having been proposed, the Presilast mentioned, reported the bill without amend- dent resumed the Chair, and Mr. Varnum rement.

ported the bill without amendment; and, on moThe motion made yesterday, by Mr. Smith, of, lion, by Mr. Smith, of Maryland, the bill was Maryland, on the mode of electing the President amended. pro tempore of the Senate, was resuined; and, On the question, Shall this bill be read a third on motion, by Mr. Taylor, the further consider- time as amended ? it was determined in the affiration thereof was postponed to the first Monday mative. in November next.

The amendment to the bill last mentioned Mr. Taylor, from the committee to whom was having been reported by the committee correctly referred the bill, entitled "An act authorizing a engrossed, the bill was read a third time by unani. subscription for ihe old six per cevt. and deserred mous consent; and was further amended by constocks, and providing for an exchange for the sent, and passed with amendments. same," reporied it without amendment.

On motion, by Mr. VARNUM, the committee to Mr. TAYLOR, from the committee to whom whom was referred, on the 15th June, the memowas referred the hill, entitled "An act to prohibit rial of Charles W. Goldsborough and others, were American vessels from proceeding 10, or trading discharged from the further consideration thereof, with, the enemies of the United States, and for and it was postponed to the first Monday in Noother purposes," reported it with amendments, vember nexi.. which were considered as in Committee of the The bill

, entitled "An act authorizing a subWhole; and Mr. Anderson was requested to scription for the old six per cent., and deferred take the Chair

, and the amendments were in part stocks, and providing for an exchange of the agreed to; and the President'having resumed the same," was resumed, as in Committee of the Chair, on motion the Senate adjourned.

Whole; and no amendment having been pro

posed, it was ordered to a third reading. MONDAY, July 6.

On motion, the bill last mentioned was read a

third time by unanimous consent, and passed. On motion, by Mr. Goodrich, the committee The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the to whom were referred the memorial of How. Whole, the bill, entitled "An act making further ard, Fitch, and Lloyd, of New York, and of provision for the Army of the United States, and Boardman and Pope, of Boston, were discharged for other purposes," and Mr. FRANKLIN was refrom the further consideration thereof.

quested to take the Chair; and, on motion, by On motion, by Mr. Lloyd, the committee to Mr. Smith, of Maryland, the bill was amended. whom was referred the petition of Jonathan The PRESIDENT resumed the Chair, and Mr. Grous, were discharged from the further consid- FRANKLIN reported the bill with an amendment. eration thereof, and it was referred to the Sec- On the question to agree to the amendiment retary for the Department of War, to consider made in Committee of the Whole, lo wit: '10 and report thereon.

strike out the first section," it was determined in The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the the negative-yeas 11, nays 11, as follows: Whole, the bill, entitled “An act 10 prohibit YEAs—Messrs. Crawford, Giles, Gilman, Goodrich, American vessels from proceeding to, or trading Horsey, Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Smith of Maryland, Tait, with, the enemies of the United States, and for and Taylor. other purposes ;" and Mr. ANDERSON was re- Nars—Messrs. Anderson, Bibb Brent, Campbell quested to take ihe Chair.

of Tennessee, Condit, Cutts, Franklin, Gaillard, How. On motion, by Mr. Lloyd, to strike out, from ell, Smith of New York, and Varnum. section three, lines one and iwo, the words and And no further amendment having been prothe armed forces of the same:" it was determined posed, the bill was ordered to a third reading. in the affirmative-yeas 17, nays 1, as follows: The bill was then read a third time by unani

YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Condit, Crawford, Cutts, mous consent, and passed-yeas 12, nays 10, as Franklin, Gaillard, Gilman, Goodrich, Horsey, How- follows: ell, Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Smith of Maryland, Smith of YEAS-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Brent, Campbell of New York, Tait, and Taylor.

Tennessee, Condit, Cutts, Franklin, Howell, RobinNar-Mr. Varnúm.

son, Smith of New York, Tait and Varnum. And the bill having been further amended, the Nays-Messrs. Crawford, Giles, Gilman, Goodrich, President resumed the Chair, and Mr. ANDER- Horsey, Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Smith of Maryland, and son reported the bill with amendments, which Taylor. were considered in Senate and agreed to.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the The amendments to the bill last mentioned | Whole, the bill, entitled "An act authorizing the having been reported by the committee correctly Secretary of the Treasury to suspend the payengrossed, the bill was read a third time by unani- ment of certain bills drawn by John Armstrong, mous consent, and passed with amendments. late Minister of the United States at the Court

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the of France, upon the Treasury of the United

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