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Confidential Proceedings. motion, by Mr. CAMPBELL, of Ohio, the further Mr. Leis submitted the following motion for consideration thereof was postponed until Mon- consideration: day next.

Resolved, That the documents which accompanied

the President's Message of the 14th instant, be confiMonday, January 18.

dentially printed for the use of the Senate, excepting The motion submitted by Mr. BRADLEY on the amount of the military force of the United States, and

those papers which relate to the stations and the 15th instant was resumed and agreed to without the letter of General Pinckney of the 27th December. amendment. Ordered, That the Secretary lay, the said res taken up and considered, it was determined in

Oo motion, by Mr. LEIB, that the bill be now olution before the President of the United States.

the negative. Tuesday, January 19.

Monday, January 25. Mr. ANDERSON, from the committee appointed

On motion, by Mr. ANDERSON, that the bill the 224 December on the subject, reported the authorizing the President of the United States following bill:

to take possession of a tract of country lying A bill authorizing the President of the United States south of the Mississippi Territory and of the

to take possession of a tract of country lying south State of Georgia, and for other purposes, be now of the Mississippi Territory and of the State of Geor- considered, it was determined in the negative. gia, and for other purposes.

The Senate proceeded to consider the motion Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represent submitted on the 22d instant, by Mr. LEIB; and, atives of the United States of America in Congress on motion, by Mr. Bayard, that the further conassembled, That the President be, and he is hereby, sideration thereof be postponed until to-morrow, authorized to occupy and hold all that tract of country it was determined in the negative. called West Florida, which lies west of the river Perdido, not now in possession of the United States.

On the question to agree to the resolution, on Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Presi- motion, by Mr. Reed, it was agreed that it be dent be, and he is hereby, authorized to occupy and taken by yeas and nays; and, on motion, by Mr. hold all that part of West Florida east of the Perdido,

BAYARD, the Senate adjourned. and the whole or any part of East Florida, including Amelia Island.

TUESDAY, January 26. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, for the purpose of occupying and holding the country afore

On motion, by Mr. ANDERSON, the Senate resaid, and of affording protection to the inhabitants sumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the conthereof, under the authority of the United States, the sideration of the bill authorizing the President President may employ such parts of the military and of the United States to take possession of a tract naval force of the United States as he may deem ne- of country lying south of the Mississippi Territory, cessary.

and of the State of Georgia, and for other pur. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That, for defray. poses; and, on motion, by Mr. Leib, that the ing the necessary expenses,

dollars are hereby further consideration of the bill be postponed in appropriated, to be paid out of any moneys in the order lo consider his motion, to have printed cerTreasury, not otherwise appropriated, and to be applied tain documents referred to in the Message of the for the purposes aforesaid, under the direction of the President of the United States of the 14th instant, President.

it was determined in the negative. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That, until fur

Mr. GAILLARD was ' requested to take the ther provision shall be made by Congress, the Presi- Chair; and the consideration of the bill was redent shall be, and hereby is, empowered to establish

curred to. within the country he may acquire by this act a temporary Government, the civil and military authorities

A motion was made by Mr. Smith, of Maryof which shall be vested in such person or persons as

land, to strike out the second section of the bill; he may appoint, and be exercised in such manner as and, on his motion, it was agreed to take the he may direct : Provided, That he shall take due care question by yeas and nays. for the preservation of social order, and for securing

On motion, by Mr. BRADLEY, the further conto the inhabitants the enjoyment of their personal sideration of the bill was postponed to, and made rights, their religion, and their property : And provided, the order of the day for, to-morrow. also, That the section of country herein designated, Mr. Tart presented the memorial of the Legisthat is situated to the eastward of the river Perdido, may lature of the State of Georgia, recommending to, be the subject of future negotiation.

and soliciting, Congress to authorize the PresiThe bill was read; and passed to the second dent of the United States to take immediate posreading.

session of the province of East Florida, and ibat portion of West Florida purchased from France,

but still retained by Spain; for reasons stated at Friday, January 22.

large in the memorial; wbich was read. The bill authorizing the President of the Uni- On motion, by Mr. Leib, the Senate resumed ted States to take possession of a tract of country | bis motion, submitted the 22d instant, that the lying south of the Mississippi Territory and of documents referred to in the Message of the the State of Georgia, and for other purposes, was President of the United States of the 14ih instant, read the second time.

be printed; and the motion was amended.

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Confidential Proceedings:

Resolved, That the documents which accom

FRIDAY, January 29. panied the President's Message, of the 14th in

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the stant, be confidentially printed for the use of the whole, the consideration of the bill authorizing members of the Senaie, excepting those papers the President of the United States to take poswhich relate to the stations and amount of the session of a tract of country lying south of the military force of the United States, the report of Mississippi Territory and of the State of Georgia, the Secretary of State, and the letters of General and for other purposes; and Mr. Gatllard was Pinckney.

requested to take the Chair; and the motion to On the question, to agree to the motion as strike out the second section of the bill was reamended, it was determined in the affirmative- sumed; and, after debate, adjourned. yeas 18, pays 12, as follows:

YEAs—Messrs. Bradley, Campbell of Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Dana, German, Giles, Gilman,

MONDAY, February 1. Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Leib, The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Lloyd, Pope, Posey, Reed, and Smith of Maryland. Whole, the consideration of the bill authorizing

Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Crawford, Cutts, the President of the United States to take possesFranklin, Gaillard, Howell, Magruder, Robinson, Tait, sion of a tract of country lying south of the MisTaylor, and Worthington.

sissippi Territory and of the State of Georgia, The following contidential Message was re- and for other purposes, together with the motion ceived from the PRESIDENT OF TAE UNITED to strike out the second section thereof; and Mr. States:

GAILLARD was requested to take the Chair; and, To the Senate of the United States:

after debate, the consideration thereof was furI transmit to the Senate a report of the Secretary of ther postponed until to-morrow. State, complying with their resolution of the 8th inst.

JAMES MADISON. JANUARY 26, 1813.

Tuesday, February 2.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the The Message and report were read; and then Whole, the consideration of the bill authorizing the Senate adjourned.

the President of the United States to take posses

sion of a tract of country lying south of the MisWEDNESDAY, January 27.

sissippi Territory and of the State of Georgia,

and for other purposes, together with the motion The following confidential Message was re- to strike out the second section thereof; and Mr. ceived from the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED GAILLARD was requested to take the Chair: States:

On the question, to strike out the second secTo the Senate of the United States:

tion, as follows: I transmit to the Senate a report of the Secretary of “Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the PresiWar, complying with their resolution of the 7th inst. dent be, and he is hereby, authorized to occupy and

JAMES MADISON. hold all that part of West Florida east of the Perdido, JANUARY 27, 1813.

and the whole or any part of East Florida, including

Amelia Island :"
The Message and report were read.
Mr. Horsey submitted the following molion

It was determined in the affirmative-yeas 19, for consideration, which was read:

nays 16. as follows: Resolved, that the injunction of secrecy in relation Dana, German, Giles, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Hor

Yeas—Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Campbell of Ohio, to the President's Message, of the 26th instant, communicating certain papers, marked A and B, in com- Reed, Smith of Maryland, and Smith of New York.

sey, Howell, Hunter, Lambert, Leib, Lloyd, Pope, pliance with the resolution of the Senate of the 18th

Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Brent, Campbell of instant, be, and the same is hereby, removed.

Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, Franklin, Gaillard, Ma. gruder, Posey, Robinson, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum,

and Worthingtun. THURSDAY, January 28.

A motion was made, by Mr. Smith, of MaryThe Senate resumed, as in Committee of the land, to strike out the fifth section of the bill; Whole, the consideration of the bill authorizing and, on motion, the Senate adjourned. the President of the United States to take possession of a tract of country lying south of the Mississippi Territory and the State of Georgia,

WEDNESDAY, February 3. and for other purposes; and on motion, by Mr. On motion, by Mr. ANDERSON, the Senate reANDERSON, the further consideracion thereof was sumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the conpostponed io, and made the order of the day for, sideration of the bill authorizing the President of to-morrow.

the United States to take possession of a tract of The Seoate proceeded to consider the motion country lying south of the Mississippi Territory submitted yesterday, by Mr. Horsey, to remove and of the State of Georgia, and for other purthe injunction of secrecy from certain papers ; poses; together with the motion to strike out the and, on motion, the further consideration thereof fifth section; and Mr. GAILLARD was requested was postponed until 10-morrow.

to take the Chair. 12th Con. 2d Sess.-5

Confidential Proceedings. Whereupon, Mr. Smith, of Maryland, with

Friday, February 5. drew his motion to strike out the fifth section of

The bill authorizing the President of the Unithe biil.

ted States to take possession of a tract of country A motion was made, by Mr. CAMPBELL, of lying south of the Mississippi Territory and of Ohio, to insert, in lieu of the second section the State of Georgia, and for other purposes, was stricken out, the following:

reported by the committee correctly engrossed; “ And be it further enacted, That, if hostilities shall and the bill was read the third time. be committed by the Spanish nation, its colonies, or On motion, by Mr. Anderson, it was agreed dependencies, against the United States, or if it shall to fill the blank with the words “twenty ihoube ascertained, to the satisfaction of the President of sand." the United States, that the safety and security of the On the question, Shall this bill pass ? it was United States, or any part thereof, are in imminent determined in the affirmative-yeas 22, Days 11, danger from the Spanish authorities in East Florida,

as follows: and in that part of West Florida lying east of the river Perdido, the President of the United States is hereby

YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Bayard, Bibb, Brown, authorized to occupy the said provinces, or any part Campbell of Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford, thereof, including Amelia Island.”

Cutts, Franklin, Gaillard, Gregg, Howell, Leib, Ma.

gruder, Robinson, Smith of Maryland, Smith of New Whereupon, a motion was made, by Mr. BRAD-York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, and WorthLEY, to amend the proposed section, by inserting, ington. after the word "that," in the first line, the follow

Nays—Messrs. Bradley, Dana, German, Giles, ing words: “ upon the troops of the United States Goodrich, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Lloyd, Pope, being withdrawn from the province of East

and Reed. Florida." And a motion was made, by Mr. Pope, that the

So it was Resolved, That the bill do pass; and, further consideration of the bill be postponed to "An act authorizing the President of the United

on motion, it was agreed that the title thereof be the first Monday in June next; and it was determined in the negative-yeas 16, nays 17, as fol- States to take possession of a tract of country lows:

lying south of the Mississippi Territory and west

of the river Perdido." YEAs—Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Dana, German,

On motion, by Mr. ANDERSON, Giles, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, Howell, Hunter, Lambert, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, and Smith of consist of iwo members, to carry the said bill to

Resolved, That a committee be appointed, to Maryland. Nars—Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Campbell of Ohio,

the House of Representatives and ask their con

currence therein. Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cuits, Franklin, Gaillard, Leib, Magruder, Posey, Robinson, Tait, Tay

Ordered, That Messrs. AndERSON and Brad.

LEY be the committee. lor, Turner, Varnum, and Worthington.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the On the question, to agree to the motion for motion submitted the 27th of January, to print amendmeni to the amendment, it was determined certain documents; and, after debate, on motion, in the negative-the Senate being equally di- the Senate adjourned. vided, yeas 17, nays 17.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are-
Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Dana, German, Giles,

MONDAY, February 8.
Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, Howell, Hunter,
Lambert, Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, and Smith of the committee appointed the 5th instant, to carry

On motion, Ordered, That Mr. Dana be of Maryland. Those who voted in the negative, are

a confidential bill to the House of RepresentaMessrs. Anderson, Bibb, Campbell of Ohio, Camp.

tives, in place of Mr. BRADLEY, absent. bell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, Franklin, Gaillard, Magruder, Posey, Robinson, Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, and Worthington.

Tuesday, February 9. On the question, to agree to the motion for The following confidential message was reamending the second section, it was determined ceived from the House of Representatives, by in the negative-yeas 14, nays 20, as follows: Messrs. Troup and ROBERTSON, two of their

chairman : Ysas, Messrs. Anderson, Campbell of Ohio, Camp- members; Mr. TROUP, bell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, Gaillard, Leib,

Mr. President: The House of Representatives Magruder, Posey, Robinson, Tait, Taylor, Varnum, have passed the bill sent from the Senate, entiand Worthington.

tled "An act authorizing the President of the Nays—Messrs. Bayard, Bibb, Bradley, Dana, Frank- United States to take possession of a_tract of lin, German, Giles, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, country lying south of the Mississippi Territory Howell, Hunter, Lambert, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, Smith and west of the river Perdido." of Maryland, Smith of New York, and Turner.

And the Senate then adjourned.
On motion, it was agreed to strike out the fifth
section of the bill.
On the question, Shall the bill be engrossed

THURSDAY, February 11. and read a third time as amended ? it was deter- Mr. CAMPBELL, of Ohio, from the committee, mined in the negative.

reported the bill, entitled "An act authorizing

Confidential Proceedings.

i the President of the United States to take pos

TUESDAY, February 16. session of a tract of country lying south of the

The Senate resumed the consideration of the Mississippi Territory and west of the river Per-motion submitted by Mr. Horsey on the 27th of dido," duly enrolled. The following message was received from the from certain papers; and, on motion, it was

January, to remove the injunction of secrecy House of Representatives, by Messrs. CRAWFORD and Goodwyn, two of their members; Mr. Crawo agreed to amend the same to read as follows:

Resolved, That the injunction of secrecy in reFORD, chairman: Mr. President: The Speaker of ene House of the President's Message of the 26th instant, be,

lation to the paper marked A, communicated in Representatives having signed an enrolled bill, and the same is hereby, removed. we are directed to bring it to the Senate for the signature of their President.

On the question, to agree to the motion as The President signed the enrolled bill last re

amended, the Senate being equally divided, it

was determined in the negative-yeas 16, nays ported to have been examined, and it was de

16, as follows: livered to the committee, to be laid before the President of the United States.

Yuas-Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Dana, Gaillard, German, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, Hunter,

Lambert, Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, and Smith of SATURDAY, February 13.

Maryland. Mr. CAMPBELL, of Ohio, from the committee,

Nars-Messrs. Bibb, Brent, Brown, Campbell of reported that they yesterday laid before the Presi-Ohio, Crawford, Cutts, Franklin, Giles, Howell, Robdent of the United States the enrolled bill, enti- inson, Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, tled "An act authorizing the President of the

Varnum, and Worthington. United States to take possession of a tract of

On motion, the Senate adjourned.
country lying south of the Mississippi Territory
and west of the river Perdido."

THURSDAY, February 18.
The following Message was received from the
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED States:

The following Message was received from the Mr. President : The President of the United PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED States: States did, on the 12th instant, approve and sign To the Senate of the United States: "An act authorizing the President of the United I transmit to the Senate a report of the Secretary of States to take possession of a tract of country State, complying with their resolution of the 18th of lying south of the Mississippi Territory and west January, 1813. of the river Perdido."

JAMES MADISON. Ordered, That the Secreiary communicate this FEBRUARY 18, 1813. information to the House of Representatives. The Message and documents therein referred On motion, the Senate adjourned.

to were read.

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