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SENATE. Jones;” in which they request the concurrence rency of foreign coins in the United States;" and of the Senate.

the report was read, and laid on the table. The resolution last mentioned was read, and A message from the House of Representatives passed to the second reading.

informed the Senate of the death of John SMILIE, late a member of the House of Representatives,

from the State of Pennsylvania; and that his reWEDNESDAY, December 30.

mains will be interred this day at two o'clock. The joint resolution, relative to the brilliant Resolved, That the Senate will attend the funeachievements of Captains Hull, Decatur, and ral of Joan Smilie, late a member of the House of -Jones, was read the second time, and referred to Representatives, from the State of Pennsylvania, the committee appointed on the 9th of November, this day at two o'clock; and, as a testimony of on so much of the Message of the President of the respect for the memory of the deceased, they United States, as relates to the Naval Establish- will go into mourning, and wear a black crape ment thereof.

round the left arm for thirty days. On motion, by Mr. FRANKLIN,

Resolved, that the Secretary of War be directed to lay before the Senate a statement of all the

MONDAY, January 4, 1813. treaties held by the Indian tribes, respectively, in

The President communicated a report, signed wbich they have ceded lands to the United States, James Monroe, acting Secretary for the Departsince the 4th day of March, in the year 1789, the ment of War, made in obedience to the first secamount of purchase, with the annuities, if any tion of the act, entitled "An act further to amend there be; also, the amount, (whether in goods or the several acts for the establishmeni of the Treamoney) expended in carrying such treaties into sury, War, and Nary Departments," passed 3d effect.

March, 1809; and the report was read. On motion, by Mr. FRANKLIN,

The bill giving further time for registering Resolved, that the Secretary of the Treasury claims to land in ihe eastern district of the Terbe directed to lay before the Senate a general ritory of Orleans, (now State of Louisiana,) was statement, showing the amount of all the moveys

read the second time. expended in surveying, marking, and designating,

A message from the House of Representatives the lines and boundaries of the public lands, in informed the Senate that the House have passed each State or Territory; also, the amount of mo.

a bill, entitled "An act supplementary to the act, neys paid upon the account of the sale of the entitled 'An act for the more perfect organization public lands and collection of the money arising of the Army of the United States;" a bill

, entitled iherefrom, and to the several boards of land com- "An act providing navy pensions, in certain missioners, their clerks, and other officers, for as- cases ;” also, a bill, entitled "An act 'to authorize certaining and adjusting the titles and claims to the President of the United States 10 establish land in the several States and Territories. post routes in certain cases;” in which bills they Oo motion, by Mr. FRANKLIN,

request the concurrence of ihe Senate. Resolved, Töat the Commissioner of the Gen

The three bills last brought up for concurrence eral Land Office be directed to lay before the Sen. were read, and passed to the second reading. ate a statement showing the amount of sales of

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the land, the sums due from each land district, and Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled. "An the moneys actually received up to the close of act to enable the people of the Mississippi Territhe last quarter.

tory to form a constitution and State governOn motion, by Mr. Dana,

ment, and for the admission of such Territory Resolved, That the Secretary of State be di- into the Union on an equal footing with the origi. rected to lay before the Senate a statement of the oal States,” logether with the amendments renumber of persons, born in foreign countries, who ported thereto by the select committee; and Mr. have been legally naturalized in the United GAILLARD was requested to take the Chair; and, States, and registered annually as American sea- after debate, the President resumed the Chair, and, men, according to returns sent to the Department on motion, by Mr. Smith, of Maryland, the further of State, under the act of the 28th of May, 1796, consideration thereof was posiponed until torelating to American seamen.

The following Message was received from the

PRESIDENT OF TAE UNITED STATES :
Thursday, December 31.

To the Senate and House of Mr. MaGRUDER, from the committee appointed Representatives of the United States : on the subject of the public lands, reported a bill I lay before Congress, for their information, a report giving further time for registering lands in the of the Director of the Mint. eastern district of the Territory of Orleans, (now January, 1, 1813. State of Louisiana ;) and the bill was read, and The Message and report were read. passed to the second reading.

Mr. Tait communicated "An act declaring the The President communicated the report of assent of the Legislature of the State of Georgia the Secretary for the Department of the Treasu- to the formation of one or more State governry, made in pursuance of the act of the tenth of ments in the Mississippi Territory;" which was April, 1806, entitled "An act regulating the cur-read.

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TUESDAY, January 5.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the The credentials of John Gaillard, appointed Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “An a Senator by the Legislature of the Siate or act to enable the people of the Mississippi TerriSouth Carolina, for six years, commencing on the tory to form a constitution and State government, 41h day of March next, were presented, read, and and for the admission of such Territory into the ordered to lie on file.

Union, on an equal footing with the original The President communicated a report of the States,” together with the amendments reported Commissioner of the General Land Office, made thereto by the select committee; and, on motion in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, of by Mr. BRADLEY, the bill and amendments were the 30th December last, showing the amount of recommitted to a select committee, to consist of lands sold prior to and since the opening of the five members, to consider and report thereon by several land offices, the sums due, and the moneys bill, bills, or otherwise ; and Messrs. BRADLEY, actually received therefor, up to the close of the ANDERSON, LLOYD, Gregg, and GERMAN, were last quarter. And the report was read.

appointed the committee. Mr. Bradley presented the petition of Reuben

The following motion was submitted by Mr. Altwater, praying compensation for extra servi- Smith, of Maryland, for consideration : ces rendered as Secretary of the Michigan Terri

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to tory, and remuneration for losses sustained from lay before the Senate a return of the commissioned, depredations of the enemy on his private property, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, afier the surrender of Détroit, in consequence of who have enrolled themselves under the act, entitled his having acted as Governor; and the petition An act authorizing the President of the United States was read, and referred to a select committee, lo to accept and organize certain volunteer military corps,' consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise; wherein such volunteers may have enrolled; and, also,

and the act supplementary thereto, specifying the States and Messrs. BIBB, WORTHINGTON, and FRANKLIN, were appointed the committee.

a return of the non-commissioned officers, musicians,

and privates, who have enlisted under the act, entitled The bill entitled "An act authorizing the President of the United States lo establish post routes raise an additional military force,” passed January 11,

“ An act in addition to the act, entitled . An act to in certain cases," was read the second time, and 1812. referred to a select committee, lo consider and report thereon ; Messrs. WORTHINGTON, FRANK.

THURSDAY, January 7. LIN, and GAILLARD, were appointed the committee.

Mr. Worthington, from the committee to The bill, entitled "An act supplementary to the whom was referred the bill, entitled " An act auact, entitled 'An act for the more perfect organi- thorizing the President of the United States to zation of the Army of the United Siates," was read establish post routes in certain cases,” reported it the second time, and referred to the committee without amendment, and it was ordered to a third appointed the 9ih of November last, on so much reading. of the Message of the President of the United

The Senate resumed the consideration of the States as concerns our foreign relations, to con- motion made yesterday, on the subject of enrolled sider and report thereon.

volunteers, and agreed thereto. The bill, entitled "An act providing for navy

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the pensions," was read the second time, and referred Whole, the bill giving further time for registerto the committee appointed on the 9ih of Novem- ing claims to lands in the eastern district of the ber last, on so much of the Message of the Presi. Territory of Orleans, now State of Louisiana ; dent of the United States as relates to the Naval and, on motion by Mr. Posey, the further considEstablishment thereof, to consider and report eration thereof was postponed until Monday next. thereon.

Mr. Varnom, from the committee appointed The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the the 9th November, to consider the subjeci, reportWhole, ibe consideration of the bill, entitled "An ed, in part, a bill supplementary to an act, entiact to enable the people of the Mississippi Terri- tled "An act to provide for the calling forth the tory to form a constitution and State govern- militia, to execute the laws of the Union, suppress ment, and for the admission of such Territory insurrections, and repel invasions, and io repeal into the Union, on an equal fooling with the origi- the act now in force for those purposes ;" and the nal States," together with the amendments re- bill was read, and passed to the second reading. ported thereto by the select committee; and Mr.

Mr. Posey, from the committee to whom was Gaillard was requested to take the Chair, and, referred, on the 10th of December, the petition of after debate, the further consideration thereof was the widow and heirs of Leonard Marbury, depostponed until to-morrow.

ceased reported that it lie on the table. And the report was agreed to.

Mr. Curts communicated instructions from WEDNESDAY, January 6.

the Legislature of the State of New Hampshire, The credentials of ABNER LACOCK, appointed on increasing the pay of the militia when called a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Penn- into the service of the United States; which were sylvania for the term of six years, commencing read. on the 4th day of March next, were read, and or- Mr. CAMPBELL, of Tennessee, from the commitdered to lie on file.

tee to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An

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act supplementary to the act, entitled 'An act for Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from the committee the more perfect organization of the Army of the to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act United States," reporied it with an amendment. providing navy pensions in certain cases," reported On motion by Mr. GRE

it amended Resolved, that the Secretary for the Depart- The PRESIDENT communicated a report of the ment of the Navy be directed to lay before the Secretary for the Department of Staie, made in Senate any correspondence that may have taken conformity with their resolation of the 30th Deplace between him and Captain Chauncey and cember, on the number of persons born in foreign Lieutenant Ellioti, relative to the capture and countries, who have been legally naturalized in subsequent disposition of the British armed brigs the United States, and registered anoually as Detroit and Caledonia, on the 8th October, 1812. American seamen; and the report was read.

The President also communicated a report of Friday, January 8.

the Secretary for the Department of the TreasThe bill supplementary to an act, entitled "Anury, made in conformity with the sixth section of act to provide for calling forth the militia to exe

the act passed on the 1st May, 1810, entitled " An cute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrec- act fixing the compensation of public Ministers tions, and repel invasions, and to repeal the act and Consuls

, residing on the coast of Barbary, now in force for those purposes,” was read the and for other purposes ;" and the report was read! second time.

The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of John The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Binnion," was read the second time, and referred Whole, the consideration of the bill. entitled "An to the committee appointed the 20 December, on act supplementary to the acı, entitled 'An act for the subject of public lands, to consider and report

thereon. the more perfect organization of the Army of the United States,” together with the amendments re

Mr. GERMAN presented the petition of William ported thereto by ihe select committee ; and Mr. Nexsen, jr., of the city of New York, an insolvent Gaillard was requested to take the Chair; and, debtor, imprisoned at the suit of the United States, having agreed to an amendment, the President praying to be discharged; and the petitiou was resumed the Chair; and, on motion by Mr. Smith, read, and referred to a select committee, to conof Maryland, the further consideration thereof sider and report thereon by bill or otherwise; and was postponed 10, and made the order of the day

Messrs. GERMAN, Gregg, and GOODRICH, were for, Monday next.

appointed the committee. "The bill, entitled "An act authorizing the Pre- rial of John Worthington, and others, represent

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, presented the memosident of the United States to establish post routes ing Oliver Evans as acting oppressively under in certain cases," was read a third time, and passed. his patent, for making and vending to be used his

A message from the House of Representatives invention and improvement in the art of manuinformed the Senate that the House have passed a bill, entitled "An act for the relief of John Bin- facturing flour and meal, and stating testimony nion,” in which they request the concurrence of in support of the facts alleged, and praying Conthe Senate.

gress again to take the subject into consideration, The bill last mentioned was read, and passed to and grant relief; and the memorial and testimothe second reading.

ny were read; and, on motion, the testimony was ordered to be pripted for the use of the Senate.

On motion by Mr. Smith, of Maryland, the MONDAY, January 11.

memorial was referred to a select committee, to JAMES A. BAYARD, from the State of Delaware, consist of five members, to consider and report arrived on the 9ih instant, and allended this day. thereon, by bill or otherwise ; and Messrs. Bay

Mr. Bradley, from the committee to whom ARD, Smith of Maryland, Taylor, GREGG, and was recommitted the bill from the House of Rep- CAMPBELLOf Ohio, were appointed the committee. resentatives, entitled "An act to enable the peo- The following Message was received from the ple of the Mississippi Territory to form a consti- PRESIDENT OF TAE UNITED States: tution and State goveroment, and for the admis. \ To the Senate and House of sion of such Territory into the Union, on an equal Representatives of the United States : footing with the original Stales,” together with

I transmit to Congress an account of the contingent the amendments thereto, reported in part, a billi

expenses of the Government, for the year 1812. to carry into effect the report made to Congress,

JAMES MADISON. in February, 1803, by James Madison, then Sec. JANUARY 11, 1813. retary of State ; Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury; and Levi Lincoln, Attorney General

The Message and account therein referred to of the United States; commissioners appointed

were read. in pursuance of the act, entitled "An act for the The following Message was also received from amicable settlement of limits with the State of the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED States: Georgia, and authorizing the establishment of a To the Senate of the United States : government in the Mississippi Territory, in obe

I transmit to the Senate a report of the Secretary of dience to the provisions of the act supplemental War, complying with their resolution of the 24th of to the last mentioned act;" and the bill was read, December last.

JAMES MADISON. and passed to the second reading.

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The Message and report therein referred to act for an amicable settlement of limits with the were read.

State of Georgia, and authorizing the establishThe Senate resumed, as in Committee of the ment of a government in the Mississippi TerriWhole, the consideration of the bill giving fur- tory, in obedience to the provisions of the act supther time registering claims to lands in the plemental to the last mentioned act," was read eastern district of the Territory of Orleans, now ihe second time. State of Louisiana ; and the bill was ordered to The Senate resumed the consideration of the be engrossed and read a third time.

bill, entitled "An act supplementary to the act, The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the entitled 'An act for the more perfect organization Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An of the Army of the United Siates." act supplementary to the act, entitled 'An act for On motion, it was agreed to strike out (section the more perfect organization of the Army of the 4, line 4) the words "in lieu of the bounty in United States;" and Mr. GaillARD was requested money heretofore allowed," to take the Chair.

On motion by Mr. LLOYD, to strike out (secOn motion by Mr. Smith, of Maryland, to strike tion 4, lines 7, 8, 9, and 10) the words " a bounty out the first and second sections of ihe bill, which of forty dollars, but the payment of twenty dollars provides one additional major to each regiment, of the said bounty shall be deferred until he shall and one additional ihird lieutenant to each com- be mustered and have joined some military corps pany or troop, it was determined in the negative for service," it was determined in the affirmative yeas 15, nays 18, as follows:

-yeas 17, nays 15, as follows: YEA8—Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Campbell of Ohio, YxAs-Messrs, Bayard, Bradley, Campbell of Ohio, German, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, Lambert, Crawford, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, Hunter, Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, Smith of Maryland, Varnum. Lambert, Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Smith of New York, Tait,

Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Campbell of Ten- Taylor, and Turner. nessee, Crawford, Cutts, Dana, Franklin, Gaillard,

Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Campbell of TenHowell, Hunter, Magruder, Posey, Robinson, Smith of nessee, Cutts, Dana, Franklin, Gaillard, German, New York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, and Worthington. Howell, Magruder, Posey, Reed, Robinson, Smith of

The bill having been gone through, the Presi- Maryland, and Varnum. dent resumed the Chair, and Mr. Gaillard re- On motion by Mr. LLOYD, to insert, in lieu of ported it amended.

the words last stricken out, the following words ;

" an advance of twenty-four dollars, on account TUESDAY, January 12.

of his pay, in addition to the existing bounty :

one-half of such advance to be paid at the enlistMr. Gregg presented the petition of Washing- ment of the recruit, and the other half when he ton Lee, now a Captain in the Army, stating that shall be mustered and have joined some military he was appointed on the 19th February, 1810, by corps of the United States for service;" it was the Commanding General of the Southern departo determined in the affirmative-yeas 22, nays 11, ment of the Army, Judge Advocate; the duties as follows: of which office he discharged for the space of two YEAs—Messrs. Bayard, Bibb, Bradley, Campbell years, and for which service he has received no of Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, compensation, owing to the said appointment not Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, having been at that iime provided for by law, and Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, Smith of New York, T'ait, praying relief; and the petition was read, and Taylor, Turner, and Worthington. referred io a select committee, to consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise; and Messrs. German, Howell, Magruder, Posey, Robinson, Smith

Nays—Messrs. Anderson, Dana, Franklin, Gaillard, GREGG, Posey, and Smith of New York, were of Maryland, and Varnum. appointed the committee. Mr. Bradley presented the petition of Henry first and second sections of the bill, a division of

On motion, by Mr. VARNUM, to strike out the Debrow and James Chittenden, & Co., citizens of the Michigan Territory, with an account of the question was called for by Mr. LEIB, and the property which they state to have been taken and question was taken on striking out the first secdestroyed by the enemy on the 9th of July, 1812, tion, which provides one additional major to each and praying relief; and the petition was read.

regiment, and determined in the negative-yeas The President communicated a letter signed 15, nays 16, as follows: William Duane, on the subject of military tac

YEAS-Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Campbell of Ohio, tics; and the letter was read.

German, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, Lambert, The bill giving further time for registering Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, Smith of Maryland, and

Varnum. claims to lands in the eastern district of The Territory of Orleans, now State of Louisiana, was Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Campbell of Tenread a third time, and passed.

nessee, Crawford, Cutts, Franklin, Gaillard, Hunter, The bill to carry into effect the report made to Magruder, Posey, Robinson, Smith of New York, Congress in February, 1803, by James Madison, Tait

, Taylor, and Turner. then Secretary of State; Albert Gallatin, Secre- On the question to strike out the second sec. tary of the Treasury; and Levi Lincoln, Aitor- tion, which provides one additional third lieutenney General of the United States—commissioners, ant to each company or troop, it was determined appointed in pursuance of the act, entitled "An in the negative-yeas 15, nays 17, as follows:

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YEAs-Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Campbell of Ohio, ted States, commissioners, appointed in pursuGerman, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, Lambert, ance of the act, entitled "An act for an amicable Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, Smith of Maryland, and settlement of limits with the State of Georgia, Varnum.

and authorizing the establishment of a governNars—Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Campbell of Ten ment in the Mississippi Territory, in obedience nessee, Crawford, Cutts, Franklin, Gaillard, Howell

, to the provisions of the act supplemental to the Hunter, Magruder, Posey, Robinson, Smith of New

last mentioned act." York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, and Worthington.

Mr. ANDERSON was requested to take the Chair, On motion, by Mr. Leib, it was agreed to strike and the bill was amended, and the President reout the words " five dollars,” being ihe allowance sumed the Chair. to the officers on recruiting service, and that it On motion, by Mr. BiBB, the further considershould stand blaok; section five, line four; and, ation, of the bill was postponed until to-morrow. after debate, on motion, by Mr. Robinson, it was

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the agreed to fill the blank with the words “four Whole, the bill, entitled "An act providing for dollars."

navy pensions in certain cases," together with And the reported amendments having been the amendments reported thereto by the select agreed to, on the question. Shall this bill be read committee; and having agreed to the amenda third time as amended ? it was determined in ments, on the question, Shall this bill be read a the affirmative-yeas 23, nays 8, as follows: third iime as amended ? it was determined in the

YEAS-Messrs. Anderson, Bayard, Bibb, Campbell affirmative. of Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, The following Message was received from the Franklin, Gaillard, German, Gregg, Howell, Leib, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED States: Magruder, Posey, Reed, Robinson, Smith of Maryland, To the Senate and House of Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, and Worthington.

Representatives of the United States : Nars Messrs. Gilman, Goodrich, Horsey, Hunter, land, communicated by the Governor of that State, I

At the request of the General Assembly of Mary. Lambert, Lloyd, Pope, and Varnum.

lay before Congress copies of their act passed on the second instant.

JAMES MADISON. WEDNESDAY, January 13.

JANUARY 13, 1813. The PRESIDENT communicated the report of

The Message and act therein referred to were the Secretary acting for the Department of War, read. made in obedience to the first section of the act, entitled "An act further to amend the several CAPTURE OF BRITISH VESSELS. acts for the establishment and regulation of the

The following Message was received from the Treasury, War, and Navy Departments,” passed President of the United States: the third day of March, 1809; and the report to the Senate of the United States : was read.

I transmit to the Senate copies of the correspondMr. Magruder, from committee appointed ence called for by their resolution of the 7th instant. to consider the subject of public lands, reported

JAMES MADISON. a bill for the relief of Lewis Chacherie; and the JANUARY 13, 1813. bill was read, and passed to the second reading. The amendments to the bill, entitled “An

The Message and papers therein referred to act supplementary to the act, entitled 'An act

were read, and referred to the committee apfor the more perfect organization of the Army of pointed the 9th November, on so much of the

Message of the President of the United States the United States," were reported by the committee correctly engrossed; and the bill was read

as relates to the Naval Establishment, to consider a third time as amended,

and report thereon.

The documents are as follow:
Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments.
The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the

Black Rock, October 9, 1812. Whole, the consideration of the bill supplemen

Sin: I have the hor to inform you that, on the tary to an act, entitled "An act to provide for morning of the 8th instant, two British vessels, which calling forth the militia to execute ihe laws of I was informed were His Britannic Majesty's brig Dethe Union, suppress insurrections, and repel inva-troit, late the United States' brig Adams, and the brig sions, and to repeal the act now in force for those Hunter, mounting fourteen guns, but which afterwards purposes ;" and Mr. Bradley was requested to proved to be the brig Caledonia, both said to be well take the Chair ; and the bill having been amend- armed and manned, came down the lake, and anchored ed, the President resumed the Chair; and on the the lines for some time, and in a measure inactively

under the protection of Fort Erie. Having been on question, Shall this bill be engrossed and read a employed, I determined to make an attack, and, if postbird time? it was determined in the affirmative. sible, get possession of them; a strong inducement to

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the this attempt arose from a conviction that, with those Whole, the consideration of the bill to carry two vessels, added to those which I have purchased into effect the report made to Congress in Feb- and am fitting out, I should be able to meet the reruray, 1803, by James Madison, then Secretary of mainder of the British force on the upper lakes, and State, Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury, save an incalculable expense and labor to the Governand Levi Lincolo, Attorney General of the Uni- I ment. On the morning of their arrival, I heard that

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