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for a limited time, the first section of the act, en- the merchant service of the United States," togetitled 'An act further to protect the commerce ther with the amendments reported thereto by the and seamen of the United States against the Bar- select committee; and Messrs. GREGG, was rebary Powers," was read a third time, and passed. quested to take the Chair; and, having agreed to

The bill concerning certain streets in George. the amendments, the President resumed the Chair. town was read the second time.

On motion, by Mr. Lloyd, to postpone the furThe bill, entitled "An aci to encourage vacci- ther consideration of the bill to ihe fourth Monnation," was read a third time, and passed. day in May next, it was determined in the affir

Mr. Bibb gave notice that, to-morrow, he should mátive-yeas 14, pays 13, as follows: ask leave to bring in a bill concerning the salt YEA5-Messrs. Bayard, Dana, Gaillard, German, springs on the waters of the Wabash river. Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Hunter, Lambert, Leib,

Mr. Varnum, from the committee appointed Lloyd, Pope, Reed, and Smith of Maryland. on the 19th instant to consider the subject, re- NAYS-Messrs. Bibb, Brown, Campbell of Ohio, ported the bill which originated in the House of Crawford, Cutts, Franklin, Giles, Howell, Smith of Representatives, entitled "An act establishing an New York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, and Varnum. elementary exercise of the Militia and Army of the United States," without amendment.

FRIDAY, February 26. He also reported a resolution on the subject, which was read, as follows:

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from the committee Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representa- supplementary to the act for increasing the Navy,"

to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act tives of the United States of America, in Congress as reported it with amendment. sembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to prescribe such a system it was agreed to reconsider the vote on the post

On motion, by Mr. Pope, one of the majority, of military discipline for the Army and Militia of the United States as he may approve, and that he cause to ponement of the bill, entitled "An act for the rebe laid before Congress, as soon as practicable, such gulation of seamen on board the public ships and information in relation to a permanent military system in the merchant service of the United States;" of discipline for the Army and Militia of the United and the bill was resumed; and on motion, by Mr. States as may be attainable.

LLOYD, to postpone the further consideration of On motion, by Mr. Campbell, of Tennessee, it the bill to the fourth Monday in May next, it was was agreed that the bill for the better organiza- determined in the negative-yeas 15, nays 17, tion of the general staff of the Army of the Uni- as follows: ted States be the order of the day for to-morrow. Yuas-Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Dana, Gaillard,

Mr. VARNUM presented the memorial of George German, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Hunter, Lambert, Crowninshield, and others, inhabitants of Salem, Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, and Smith of Maryland. in Massachusetts, largely concerned in fitting out

Nays-Messrs. Bibb, Brent, Brown, Campbell of private armed vessels to cruise against the ene. Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, Frankmy, stating certain grievances resulting to them lin, Giles, Howell, Robinson, Smith of New York, Tait, by the last act of Congress, concerning letters of Taylor, Turner, Varnum, and Worthington. marque, prizes, and prize goods, and praying re- On the question, Shall this bill be read a third lief; and the memorial was read, and referred to time as amended it was determined in the afa select committee, lo consider and report thereon firmative-yeas 19, nays 13, as follows: by bill or otherwise; and Messrs. Smith of Mary- YEA8Messrs. Bibb, Bradley, Brent, Brown, Campland, VARNUM, and Lloyd, were appointed the bell of Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutis, committee.

Franklin, Giles, Howell, Pope, Robinson, Smith of New The bill, entitled "An act forbidding the resto- York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, and Worthration of goods, wares, and merchandise, seized ington. or libelled under any law probibiting the import

Nars--Messrs. Bayard, Dana, Gaillard, German, ation thereof, laying an additional duty on for- Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Hunter, Lambert, Leib, eign tonnage, and providing for the uplading of Lloyd, Reed, and Smith of Maryland. articles on which no duty is imposed, under the Mr. CAMPBELL, of Tennessee, from the cominspection of an officer of the customs," was read mittee, to whom was referred the petition of Sylthe second time, and referred to a select'commit- vester Day, reported that the committee be distee, to consider and report thereon; and Messrs. charged, and that the consideration of the petition Smitu of Marylaod, Lloyn, and Taylor, were be postponed to the next session of Congress; and appointed the committee.

the report was adopted. The bill authorizing the remission of fines, pen

The bill for the government of persons in ceralties, and forfeitures, in certain cases, by a judge rain fisheries was read the second time. of a district court of ihe United States, was post- The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the poned to the first Monday in June next.

Whole, the bill better to provide for the supplies Mr. Brent gave notice that lo-morrow he of the Army of the United States, and for the acshould ask leave to bring in a bill to augment the countability of persons intrusted with the same; capital stock of the Bank of Washington. and Mr. VARNUM was requested to take the Cbair;

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the and the bill having been amended, the President Whole, the bill, entitled "An act for the regula- resumed the Chair. tion of seamen on board the public ships and in! On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed

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and read a third time as amended ? it was deter- ter organization of the general staff of the Army mined in the affirmative..

of the United States; and, on motion, by Mr. The bill concerning navigation in the coasting Smith, of Maryland, the further consideration trade was read the second time.

thereof was postponed to, and made the order of Mr. Giles, from the committee to whom was the day for, io-morrow. referred the bill, entitled "An act regulating for- The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the eign coins, and for other purposes," reported it Whole, the bill, entitled "Anact to alter the time without amendment.

for holding the next meeting of Congress ;" and, Mr. BAYARD, from the committee to whom was on motion, the bill was read a third time by unanireferred the bill, entitled "An act supplementary mous consent, and passed. to the acts heretofore passed on the subject of an uniform rule of naturalization," reported it with

SATURDAY, February 27. amendment. A message from the House of Representatives

Mr. SMITH, of Maryland, from the committee informed the Senate that the House have passed to whom was referred the bill

, entitled "An act a bill, entitled "An act directing evidence to be forbidding, the restoration of goods, wares, and received on certain claims to lands in the Missis-merchandise, seized or libelled under any law.prosippi Territory;" in which bilt they request the hibiting the importation thereof, laying an addiconcurrence of the Senate.

tional duty on foreign tonnage, and providing for The bill last mentioned was read, and passed to the unlading of articles on which no duty is imthe second reading.

posed, under the inspection of an officer of the Mr. Bibe asked and obtained leave to bring in customs," reported it with amendment. a bill concerning the salt springs on the waters of

Mr. VARNUM. from the committee to whom the Wabash river; and the bill was read, and

was referred the bill, entitled "An act making passed to the second reading.

provision for arming and equipping the whole The PRESIDENT communicated a letter from body of the militia of the United States, and for the Secretary for the Department of Navy, trans- classing the same," reported it without amendmitting, by desire of Commodore Bainbridge, a

ment. petition, praying compensation to the subscribers,

He also reported a resolution, which was agreed for the destruction of the British frigates Guerriere to, as follows: and Java; and the letter and papers were read. Resolved, That the Secretary of War cause to be

Mr. LLOYD, from the committee to whom was laid before the Senate information on the following referred the petition of O. Rich, reported that the points: further consideration thereof be postponed to the

1st. What is the contract price of the arms connext session of Congress, and that the committee tracted for under authority of the act making provis, be discharged therefrom.

ion for arming and equipping the whole body of the · Mr. Bradley, from the committee to whom militia of the Ŭnited States ? was referred the bill, entitled "An act to enable the Treasury under the appropriation of the said act;

2d. What amount of money has been drawn from the people of the Mississippi Territory to form

at what times, and in what sums, have such moneys a constitution and State government, and for the been drawn from the Treasury? admission of such Territory into the Union on an

3d. To whom, and at what times, have the moneys equal footing with the original States;" together drawn as aforesaid been paid ! with the memorial of Daniel Beverly and others, 4th. What is the balance of the appropriation made against being admitted into the Union as a sepa- by the said act remaining unexpended; and has any rate State, reported that the further consideration part of such balance, and, if any, what sum, been of the bill and memorials be postponed to the next carried to the Sinking Fund? session of Congress.

5th. Has any part of the money appropriated by the Mr. Giles, from the committee to whom was said act been applied to the manufacture of arms in referred the bill, entitled "An act to alter the the public factories, and, if so, how much? times of holding the district court in the respec

Mr. CAMPBELL, of Tennessee, from the comtive districts of New York and Virginia, and to miitee to whom was referred the petition of the authorize the district judges to appoint commis- first regiment of light dragoons of Kentucky, resioners to take affidavits and bail in certain cases," ported that the committee be discharged from the reported it with amendment.

further consideration thereof; and the report was The PRESIDENT communicated a letter from adopted. the Secretary for the Department of Treasury, On motion, by Mr. Varnum, the committee to transmitting a statement of the moneys expended, whom was referred the bill to provide for organifrom the commencement of this Government to zing, arming, and disciplining, the militia of the the 31st December, 1812, on account of the sur. United States, were discharged from the further veys and sales of the public lands, and for ascer consideration thereof, and it was postponed to taining the titles to private claims to land, pre- the fourth Monday in May next. pared in conformity with the resolution of the The bill concerning salt springs on the Wabash Senate of the 30th of December last; which were river was read the second time. read.

On motion, by Mr. Smith, of Maryland, the The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the committee to whom was referred the petition Whole, the consideration of the bill for the bet- of George Crowninshield, and others, were diss,

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Mr. CAMPBELL, of Tennessee, reported, that the The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the committee to whom was referred the petition of Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An Nathaniel Silsbee and others, be discharged from act making appropriations for the support of Gov- the further consideration thereof; which was ernment for the year 1813,” together with the agreed to ; and, on motion, it was referred to the amendments reported thereto by the select com- Secretary for the Department of State, to conmittee; and Mr. VARNUM was requested to take sider and report thereon. the Chair; and, on motion to strike out the words A message from the House of Representatives "fifty thousand dollars,” in the 348th line, being informed the Senate that the House concur in contingent expenses of intercourse with foreign the amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled pations, it was determined in the negative-yeas "An act giving further time to purchasers of pub12, nays 16, as follows:

lic lands to complete their payments," with amendYeas-Messrs. Bayard, Dana, German, Giles, Gil- ments; in which they request the concurrence of man, Gregg, Hunter, Lambert, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, the Senate. and Smith of Maryland.

Nays-Messrs. Bibb, Brent, Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, Franklin, Gaillard, Howell, Leib, Rob

Monday, March 1. inson, Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Var. A message from the House of Representatives num, and Worthington.

informed the Senate that the House bave passed And the bill having been amended, the Presi- the bill, which originated in the Senate, entitled dent resumed the Chair. And on the question. "An act vesting in the President of the United Shall this bill be read a third time as amended ? Slates the power of retaliation, in the cases thereit was determined in the affirmative.

in specified,” with amendments; in which they Mr. Leib gave notice that on Monday he should request the concurrence of the Senate. ask leave to bring in a resolution for additional The Senate proceeded to consider the amendcompensation to the waiters usually attending on ments of the House of Representatives to the bill the Senate.

last mentioned, and concurred therein. The amendments to the bill, entitled "An act Mr. VARNUM, from the committee to whom was for the regulation of seamen on board the public referred the bill, entitled "An act for the relief ships and in the merchant service of the United of Samuel Ellis," reported it without amendment. Siates,” were reported by the committee correctly The Senate proceded to consider the amendengrossed, and ihe bill was read a third time as ments of the House of Representatives to the amended.

amendment of the Senate to the bill, entitled "An On the question, Shall this bill pass as amend. act giving further time to purchasers of public ed ? it was determined in the affirmative-yeas lands to complete their payments;" and concur18, nays 12, as follows:

red therein with further amendments. Yeas-Messrs. Bibb, Brent, Brown, Campbell of

The amendments to the bill, entitled "An act Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, Frank- making appropriations for the support of Governlin, Giles, Howell, Pope, Robinson, Smith of New ment for the year 1813,” were reported by the York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, and Worth- committee correctly engrossed; and the bill was ington.

read a third time as amended. Nars-Messrs. Bayard, Dana, Gaillard, German, Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments. Gilman, Gregg, Hunter, Lambert, Leib, Lloyd, Reed, Mr. Suith, of Maryland, asked and obtained and Smith of Maryland.

leave to bring in a bill for the protection of the So it was Resolved, That this bill pass with commerce and seamen of the United States against amendments; and, on motion, the title was the Algerine cruisers; and the bill was read, and amended.

passed to the second reading. The bill better to provide for the supplies of On motion, the consideration of the bill, entithe Army of the United States, and for the ac-led "An act authorizing the discharge of Daniel countability of persons intrusted with the same, Updike from bis imprisonment," was resumed, as was reported by the committee correctly engrossed in Committee of the Whole, and amended. and read a third time, and the blank filled with On the question, Shall this bill be read a third the word “ seven."

time as amended ? it was determined in the afResolved, that this bill pass, and that the title firmative. thereof be "An act better to provide for the sup

The amendment to the last mentioned bill was plies of the Army of the United States, and for reported by the Committee correctly engrossed, the accountability of persons intrusted with the and the bill read a third time as amended, and same."

passed with an amendment. Mr. Smith, of Maryland, gave notice that on On motion, by Mr. LEIB, the bill concerning Monday he should ask leave to bring in a bill for the salt springs on the waters of the Wabash river the protection of the commerce of the United was postponed to the first Monday in June Dext. States against the Barbary Powers.

A message from the House of Representatives The resolution authorizing the President of the informed the Senate that the House bave passed United States to prescribe a system of military | a bill, entitled "An act to prohibit the use of licen

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ces or passes issued under the authority of any the support of the Navy of the United States for foreign Government;" a bill, entitled " An act the year 1813," was read the second time by unanmaking appropriations for the support of the mili- imous consent; and referred to the committee tary establishment, and of the volunteer militia appointed the 9th of November last on the Naval in the actual service of the United States for the Establishment of the United States, lo consider year 1813;" also, a bill, entitled "An act making and report thereon. appropriations for the support of the Navy of the Ou motion, by Mr. Brent, a committee was United States for the year 1813;" in which bills appointed to bring in a bill to make the usual they request the concurrence of the Senate. provision for the accommodation of the house

The three bills last brought up for concurrence hold of the President of the United States; and were read, and passed to the second reading. Messrs. Brent, GAILLARD, and ROBINSON, were

Mr. BAYARD submitted for consideration a res- appointed the committee. olution requesting the President of the United Mr. Brent, from the committee last mentionStates to present medals to Captain William Bain- ed, reported a bill to provide for the accommodabridge, and the officers of the frigate Constitution ; tion of the President of the United States; and and the resolution was twice read by unanimous the bill was read, and passed to a second reading. consent.

The engrossed resolution authorizing the PresOn the question, Shall this resolution - be en-ident of the United States to prescribe a system grossed and read the third time?. it was deter- of military discipline, reported, on Saturday: by mined in the affirmative.

the committee, correct, was read a third time, and Mr. Leib asked and obtained leave to bring in passed. a resolution for additional compensation to the waiters usually attending the Senate; which was read, and passed to a second reading.

Tuesday, March 2. The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the

The bill for the better organization of the genWhole, the consideration of the bill for the better eral staff of the Army of the United States was organization of the general staff of the Army of read a third time, and passed. the United States; and Mr. VARNUM was request- Mr. BAYARD, from the committee to whom ed to take the Chair.

was referred the Message of the President of the On motion, by Mr. Smith, of Maryland, to United States, of the 13th of January last, with amend the bill

, by striking out, in section 1, line the act of the General Assembly of the State 7, the words, "sixteen assistant adjutants general,” of Maryland, therein communicated, reported it was determined in the negative-yeas 9, nays that the further consideration thereof be postponed 17, a follows:

10 the fourth Monday in May next; and the reYEAS-Messrs. Bayard, German, Gilman, Goodrich, port was agreed to. Lambert, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, and Smith of Maryland.

Mr. B., also, from the committee to whom was Nars-Messrs. Bibb, Campbell of Tennessee, Craw- referred the bill, entitled “An act to release the ford, Cutts, Franklin, Gaillard, Giles, Gregg, Howell, claims of the United States in certain goods, Leib, Magruder, Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, wares, and merchandise, captured by private armTurner, Varnum, and Worthington.

ed vessels,” reported it without amendment. And the bill having been amended, the Presi- On motion, by Mr. GERMAN, that the'memorial DENT resumed the Chair; and the bill was further of James Jay, with the accompanying documents, amended by the addition of two sections. be printed for the use of the Senate, it was de

On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed termined in the negative; and, on his motion, the and read a third time as amended ? it was deter- committee on the memorial were discharged, and mined in the affirmative.

the further consideration thereof was postponed The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the to the fourth Monday in May next. Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from the committee act for the relief of Susandah Wiley ;” and Mr. to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act VaRnum was requested to take the Chair; and, making appropriations for the support of the Navy the bill having been amended, the President res of the United States for the year 1813,” reported sumed the Chair ; and on the question, Shall this it with amendments; which were considered and bill be read a third time as amended ? it was de- agreed 10 ; and, on the question, Shall this bill terinined in the affirmative.

be read a third time as amended ? it was deterOn motion, by Mr. VARNUM, the bill, entiiled mined in the affirmative. "An act making appropriations for the support of The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the the Military Establishment, and of the volunteer Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An militia in actual service of the United States, for act 10 alter the times of holding the district the year 1813,” was read the second time by courts in the respective districts of New York unanimous consent; and referred to the commit- and Virginia, and to authorize the district judges tee appointed the 9th of November last on so to appoint commissioners to take affidavits and much of the Message of the President of the bail in certain cases ;” and the bill was amended United States as relates to the Military Estab-as reported by the select committee. lishment, &c., to consider and report thereon. On the question, Shall this bill be read a third

On motion, by Mr. Smith, of Maryland, the time as amended'? it was determined in the bill, entitled "As act making appropriations for affirmative.

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The amendment to the bill, entitled "An act admission of such Territory into the Union on for the relief of Susannah Wiley," was reported an equal footing with the original States," 10by the committee correctly engrossed, and the gether with the report of the select committee bill was read a third time as amended.

on the subject, was postponed to the fourth MonResolved, That this bill pass with an amend-day in May next. ment.

The resolution requesting the President of the A message from the House of Representatives United States, to present medals to Captain Wil'informed the Senate that the House concur in liam Bainbridge, and the officers of ihe frigate the amendment of the Senate to their amend- Constitution, having been reported correctly enments to the bill, entitled "An act giving further grossed, was read a third time, and passed. time to purchasers of public lands to complete The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the their payments," with amendment, in which they whole, the bill, entitled "An act altering the request the concurrence of the Senate. They time for holding the district court in the District have passed a bill, entitled "An act making ap

of Maine." propriation for alterations and repairs in the Ordered, That it pass to a third reading. Capitol,” in which they request the concurrence On motion, by Mr. SMITH, of Maryland, the of ihe Senate.

bill from the House of Representatives, entitled The bill last mentioned was twice read by "An act extending the time for issuing and locaunanimous consent, and referred to a select com- ting military land warrants," was postponed to mittee, to consider and report thereon; and Messrs. the fourth Monday in May next. GailLARD, Leib, and Smith, of Maryland, were The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the appointed the committee.

Whole, the bill, entitled "An act supplementary The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the to the act for increasing the Navy," together Whole, the consideration of the bill authorizing with the amendment reported thereto by the the payment for wagons and teams captured or select committee; and, on the question, to agree destroyed by the enemy.

to the proposed amendment, which goes to strike On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed out, in section 1, line 4. the word "six," and inand read a third time? it was determined in the sert “iwo," a division of the question was called affirmative.

for, and, on the question to strike out, it was Mr. FRANKLIN, from the committee to whom determined in the negative-yeas 9, Days 13, as was referred' the bill, entitled "An act making follows: appropriations for the support of the Military YEA5-Messrs. Bayard, German, Gilman, Goodrich, Establishment, and of the volunteer militia in Leib, Lloyd, Magruder, Smith of Maryland, and Tait. the actual service of the United States, for the Nays-Messrs. Brent, Brown, Crawford, Cutts, year 1813,” reported it without amendment, and Giles, Gregg, Howell, Robinson, Smith of New York, it passed to a third reading.

Taylor, Turner, Varnum, and Worthington. The resolution for additional compensation to On motion, to strike out, in section 1, line 6, the waiters usually attending the Senate was the words “ or to procure," it was determined in read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed the affirmative-yeas 16, nays 7, as follows: and read a third time.

YEAS-Messrs. Bayard, Brown, Crawford, Cutts, The bill, entitled "An act to prohibit the use of Gaillard, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Howell, Leib, licenses or passes issued under the authority of Lloyd, Magruder, Smith of Maryland, Tait, Varnum, any foreign Government," was read the second and Worthington. time, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Nars-Messrs. Bibb, Brent, Campbell of Tennessee, Relations, to consider and report thereon. Robinson, Smith of New York, Taylor, and Turner. The bill to provide for the accommodation of

On motion, to strike out the seventh section of the President of the United States was read the the bill, as follows: second time.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the SecreThe bill for the protection of the commerce retaries of War and Navy be, and they are hereby, and seamen of the United States against the authorized to fix the relative rank of officers of the Algerine cruisers was read the second time. Army and Navy, to be approved of by the President,

The resolution for additional compensation to and then recorded in the different departments, and the waiters usually attending the Senate; the bill deemed and taken as one of the standing rules of the authorizing the payment for wagons and teams respective departments :" captured or destroyed by the enemy; also, the It was determined in the affirmative-yeas 14, amendments to the bill, entitled "An act to alternays 13, as follows: the times of holding the district court in the re- Yeas—Messrs. Bayard, Bibb, Brent, Brown, Crawspective districts of New York and Virginia, and ford, Gaillard, German, Goodrich, Lloyd, Magruder, to authorize the district judges to appoint com- Tait, Taylor, Varnum, and Worthington. missioners to take affidavits and bail in certain Nars-Messrs. Campbell of Tennessee, Franklin, cases," were reported by the committee correctly Giles, Gilman; Gregg, Howell, Leib, Pope, Reed, engrossed.

Robinson, Smith of Maryland, Smith of New York, Oo motion, by Mr. BiBB, the further consider and Turner. ation of the bill, entitled "An act to enable the And the bill having been amended, the Presi. people of the Mississippi Territory to form a dent reported it to the House accordingly. On constitution and State government, and for the the question, Shall this bill be read a third time

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