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JANUARY, 1813.

Amendment to the Constitution.

SENATE.

WEDNESDAY, January 20.

shall appoint one Elector, and no more. The Electors, The bill, entitled "An act confirming certain when convened, shall have power, in case one or more claims to lands in the district of Vincennes,” was of those appointed as above prescribed shall fail to read the second time, and referred to the com

attend for the purposes of their said appointment on mittee appointed the 2d of December, on the the day prescribed for giving their votes for President subject of public lands, to consider and report another or others to act in the place of him or them so

and Vice President of the United States, to appoint thereon.

failing to attend. On motion, by Mr. Worthington, the letter from the Comniissioner of the General Land nor those for appointing Electors, shall be altered in

“ Neither the districts for choosing representatives, Office, communicated yesterday, together with any State, untii a census and apportionment of reprethe report of the Commissioners appointed con- sentatives under it, made subsequent to the division of formably 10 "An act to ascertain the western the State into districts, shall change the number of boundary of the district reserved for satisfying representatives and of Electors to which such State the miliiary bounties allowed to the officers and may be entitled. The division of the States into dissoldiers of the Virginia line on continental estab- tricts hereby provided for shall take place immediately lishment,” was referred to a select committee, to after this amendment shall be adopted and ratified as consist of five members, to consider and report a part of the Constitution of the United States, and thereon; and Messrs. Varnum, Howell, ANDER- successively afterwards, whenever by a census and apSon, Brent, and Leis, were appointed ihe com- portionment of representatives and of Electors to which mittee.

any State may be entitled, shall be changed; the Mr. German presented the petition of John division of such State into districts

, for the purposes Redfield, junior, of the city of New York, an in- both of choosing representatives and of appointing solvent debtor, imprisoned at the suit of the Uni- Electors, shall be altered agreeably to the provisions ted States, praying to be discharged; and the of this amendment, and on no other occasion.” petition was read, and referred to the committee The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the who have under consideration the petition of Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An William Nexsen, junior, to consider and report act in addition to the act, entitled 'An act to raise thereon by bill or otherwise.

an additional military force,' and for other purThe Senale resumed the consideration of the poses;" and Mr. ANDERSON was requested to iake motion made yesterday in relation to Treasury the Chair; and, after debate, the Senate adnotes, subscribed for by the various banks; and journed. agreed thereto. AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION.

THURSDAY, January 21. Mr. Turner, in pursuance of instructions from 'Constitution of the United States on the mode of

The motion made yesterday to amend the the Legislature of the State of North Carolina, electing representatives and Electors, was read submitted the following motion for consideration; which was read, and passed to the second the second time, and referred to a select comreading:

mittee, to consist of seven members, to consider Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representa- BAYARD, GOODRICH, Giles, Pope, and Tait,

and report thereon; and Messrs. TURNER, LLOYD, tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, two-thirds of both Houses concurring therein,

were appointed the committee. That the following amendment to the Constitution of to whom was referred the joint resolution relative

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from the committee the United States be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, which, when ratified by the Legis- to the brilliant achievements of Captains Hull

, latures of three-fourths of the said States, shall be Decatur, and Jones, reported it with an amendvalid, to all intents and purposes, as a part of the said ment. Constitution :

Mr. Tait gave notice that to-morrow he should “That, for the purpose of choosing representatives ask leave to bring in a bill to revive and continue in the Congress of the United States, each State shall, in force "An act declaring the consent of Copby its Legislature, be divided into a number of dis-gress to an act of the State of Georgia, passed tricts, equal to the number of representatives to which the 12th of December, 1804, establishing the fees such State may be entitled.

of the harbormaster and health officer of the “Those districts shall be formed of contiguous ter- ports of Savannah and St. Mary's." ritory, and contain, as nearly as may be, an equal The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the number of inhabitants, entitled by the Constitution to Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “An be represented; in each district the qualified voters act in addition to the act, entitled 'An act to raise shall elect one representative, and no more.

an additional military force, and for other pur“That, for the purpose of appointing Electors of

poses." President and Vice President of the United States,

On motion, by Mr. Leib, to strike out, section each State shall, by its Legislature, be divided into a number of districts, equal to the number of Electors to 1, lines 6 and 7, the words “one year," for the which such State may be entitled: those districts shall purpose of insertiog a longer time, a division was be composed of contiguous territory, and contain, as

called for, and, on the question to strike out, it nearly as may be, an equal number of inhabitants, en

determined in the affirmative-yeas 19, nays 16, titled by the Constitution to representation. In each as follows: district the persons qualified to vote for representatives Yess-Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Campbell of Ohio,

was

SENATE.

Additional Military Force

JANUARY, 1813.

Dana, Gaillard, German, Giles, Gilman, Goodrich, ADDITIONAL MILITARY FORCE.
Gregg, Horsey, Howell, Hunter, Lambert, Leib, Lloyd,

The Senale resumed, as in Committee of the Pope, Reed, and Smith, of Maryland.

Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Brent, Campbell, act in addition to the act. entitled 'An act lo of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, Franklin, Magruder, raise an additional military force, and for other Posey, Robinson, Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, and Worthington.

purposes.On motion, by Mr. Leib, to insert, in lieu of of the words stricken out, the words " five years,"

On motion, by Mr. German, to insert, in lieu the words stricken out, the words during the

it was determined in the negative-yeas 15, nays war," it was determined in the negative-yeas 15,

20, as follows: nàys 20, as follows: ÝBAS-Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, German, Giles,

Year-Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, German, Giles, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Gilman, Gregg, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Leib, Lloyd, Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, and Smith of Maryland.

Pope, Reed, and Smith of Maryland. Nárs-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Brent, Campbell

Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Brent, Campbell of of Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, Dana, Dana, Gaillard, Howell, Magruder, Posey, Robinson, Franklin, Gaillard, Howell, Magruder, Posey, RobinSmith, of New York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, son, Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varand Worthington.

num, and Worthington. A message from the House of Representatives On motion, by Mr. Smith, of Maryland, to fill informed the Senate that the House have passed the blank with the words "ihree years," it was the bill which originated in the Senate, entitled determined in the negative-yeas 15, nays 20, as "An act authorizing the admission, under certain follows: circumstances, of vessels owned by citizens of · YBas--Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, German, Giles, the United States of America, with their cargoes, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, from British ports beyond the Cape of Good Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, and Sinith of Maryland. Hope, with amendments; in which they request

Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Brent, Campbell of the concurrence of the Senate. They have passed Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, Dana, a bill, entitled "An acı giving the right of pre- Franklin, Gaillard, Howell, Magruder, Posey, Robinemption in the purchase of lands to certain set- son, Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Vartlers in the Illinois Territory," in which bill they num, and Worthington. also request the concurrence of the Senate. On motion, by Mr. CAMPBELL, of Ohio, to fill

the blank with the words "eighteen months," it

was determined in the negative-yeas 11, nays FRIDAY, January 22.

24, as follows: Mr. Smith, of Maryland, on behalf of the man

YEAS—Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Campbell of Ohio, agers at the conference on the bill, entitled "An Crawford, Gaillard, Ġilman, Gregg, Horsey, Howell, act in addition to the act concerning letters of Leib, and Pope. margue, prizes, and prize goods," reported that, Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Brent, Campbell of having met the managers on the part of the House Tennessee, Cutts, Dana, Franklin, German, Giles, of Representatives, they could come to no agree- Goodrich, Hunter, Lambert, Lloyd, Magruder, Posey, ment.

Reed, Robinson, Smith of Maryland, Smith of New Mr. Tait asked and obtained leave to bring in York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, and Wortha bill to revive and continue in force "An act ington. declaring the consent of Congress to an act of the On motion, by Mr. Smith, of Maryland, to State of Georgia, passed the 12th of December, strike out the 4th section of the bill, which pro1804, establishing the fees of the harbormaster vides that the officers, other than field officers, and health officer of the ports of Savannah and shall be appointed by the President, without the St. Mary's." And the bill was read, and passed advice and consent of the Senate; and, on his to the second reading.

motion, it was agreed to take the question by The bill brought up yesterday for concurrence yeas and nays; and, after debate, the Senate adwas read, and passed to the second reading. journed.

The amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill, entitled "An act authorizing the

SATURDAY, January 23. admission, under certain circumstances, of vessels The following Message was received from the owned by citizens of the United States of Ame- PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: rica, with their cargoes, from British ports be: To the Senate and House of yond the Cape of Good Hope," was read, and

Representatives of the United States : the consideration thereof postponed until to- I transmit, for the information of Congress, copies morrow.

of a correpondence between John Mitchell, agent for A message from the House of Representatives American prisoners of war at Halifax, and the British informed the Senate that the House have passed Admiral commanding at that station. a bill, entitled "An act for the relief of John Dixon I transmit, for the like purpose, copies of a letter and Jolin Murray," in which they request the from Commodore Rodgers to the Secretary of the concurrence of the Senate.

Navy.

JAMES MADISON, The bill last mentioned was read, and passed

JANUARY 22, 1812. to the second reading.

The Message and documents were read.

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Proceedings.

SENATE.

Mr. MAGRUDER, from the committee to whom cur in the amendment made in Committee of the was recommitted the bill for the relief of Lewis Whole, to wit: to strike out of section one, lines Chacherie, reported it amended.

six and seven, the words " one year," it was deThe PRESIDENT communicated the memorial termined in the negative-yeas 16, nays 19, as of a number of citizens of the Mississippi Terri- follows: tory, praying all proceedings in Congress rela- Yeas— Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Dana, German, tive to ihe admission of the said Territory into Giles, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, Hunter, the Union as an independent State, may for the Lambert, Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, and Smith of Mapresent be postponed, for reasons stated at large ryland. in the memorial; which was read, and referred to Nays—Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Brent, Campbell the committee to whom was recommitted, on the of Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, 6th instant, the bill, entitled "An act to enable the Franklin, Gaillard, Howell, Magruder, Posey, Robpeople of the Mississippi Territory to form a con- inson, Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varstitution and State government, &c.," 10 consider num, and Worthington. and report thereon.

On the question, Shall this bill be read a third Mr. Bibb presented the memorial of John Tay- time as amended ? it was determined in the afloe, and others, praying a charter of incorporation firmative-yeas 20, nays 14, as follows: to a company for the establishment of a bank in

YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Brent, Campbell the City of Washington; and the memorial was of Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, read.

Franklin, Gaillard, Howell, Magruder, Posey, Reed, The bill to revive and continue in force “An Robinson, Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, act declaring the consent of Congress to an act Varnum, and Worthington. of the State of Georgia, passed the 121h day of Nars—Messrs. Bradley, Dana, German, Giles, GilDecember, 1804, establishing the fees of the har man, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Leib, bormaster and health officer of the ports of Sa- Lloyd, Pope, and Smith of Maryland. vannah and St. Mary's,” was read the second The following Message was received from the time, and referred to a select committee, to con- PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED States: sider and report thereon; and Messrs. Tait, AN- To the Senate of the United States : DERSON, and Bradley, were appointed the com- I transmit to the Senate a report of the Secretary of mittee.

the Treasury, complying with their resolution of the The bill, entitled "An act giving a right of | 20th instant. pre-emption in the purchase of lands to certain

JAMES MADISON. settlers in the Illinois Territory," was read the JANUARY 23, 1813. second time, and referred to a select committee, to consider and report thereon; and Messrs. Pope: to be printed for the use of the Senate,

The Message and report were read, and ordered ANDERSON, and BRADLEY, were appointed the committee. The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of John

MONDAY, January 25. Dixon and John Murray,” was read the second time.

The PRESIDENT communicated the memorial Mr. Giles gave notice that, on Monday, he of a number of citizens of the Mississippi Terrishould ask leave to bring in a bill to alter the tory, praying all proceedings in Congress relative bounty authorized by law to recruits hereafter 10

to the adıission of the Mississippi Territory into

the Union as an independent State may be postbe enlisted in the Army of the United States. The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the poned, for reasons stated at large in the memo

rial; which was read, and referred. Whole, the bill, entitled "An act in addition to

The Senate resumed the consideration of the the act, entitled An act to raise an additional

amendments of the House of Representatives 10 military force, and for other purposes." The motion made yesterday to strike out the the bill

, entitled "An act authorizing the admis4th section of the bill was withdrawn; and, after sion, under certain circumstances, of vessels owndebate, the President resumed the Chair, and ed by citizens of the United States of America, Mr. ANDERSON reported the bill amended.

with their cargoes, from British ports beyond the On motion. by Mr. Pope, to strike out, in sec

Cape of Good Hope.” Whereupon, tion one, the following words: “as in the opinion

Resolved, That ihey concur therein. of the President may be necessary," it was deter: Whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the mined in the negative-yeas 10, nays 24, as fol- of Lewis Chacherie, together with the amendment lows:

YEAg—Messrs. Dana, German, Giles, Gilman, Lam-reported thereto by the select committee. bert, Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, and Smith of Maryland. and the amendment reported by the select com

Mr. Varnum was requested to take the Chair, Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bayard, Bibb, Bradley, Brent, Campbell of Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, mittee having been rejected, the President reCrawford, Cutts, Franklin, Gaillard, Goodrich, Hor- sumed the Chair ; and, on the question, Shall sey, Howell, Hunter, Magruder, Posey, Robinson, this bill be engrossed and read a third time? it Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, was determined in the affirmative. and Worthington.

The amendment to the bill, entitled "An act in Da motion, by Mr. LEIB, that the Senate con- addition to the act, entitled 'An act to raise an

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Proceedings.

JANUARY, 1813.

additional military force, and for other purposes.

." sider and report thereon ; and Messrs. TAYLOR, was reported by the committee correctly en. Smith, of Maryland, and FRANKLIN, were apgrossed, and the bill was read a third time as pointed the committee. amended.

The PRESIDENT communicated a letter from On the question, Shall this bill pass as amend the Secretary for the Department of the Treasued ? it was determined in the affirmative-yeas ry, transmitting a statement of the inoneys ex. 20. nays 14, as follows:

pended during the year 1812, for the discharge Yras-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Brent, Campbell of miscellaneous claims, not otherwise provided of Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, for; and a statement of the contracts made during Franklin, Gaillard, Howell, Magruder, Posey, Reed, that year, by or under the direction of the SecreRobinson, Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, tary of the Treasury. And the letter and accomVarnum, and Worthington.

panying documents were read. Nays-Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Dana, Giles, Gil- Mr. BRADLEY, from the committee to whom man, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Leib, was referred the bill, entitled “An act for the reLloyd, Pope, and Smith of Maryland.

lief of Jared Shattuck," reported it without So it was Resolved, That this bill pass with an amendment. amendment.

The bill for the relief of Lewis Chacherie was Mr. Giles asked leave to bring in a bill to alter read a third time, and passed. the bounty authorized by law to the recruits A message from the House of Representatives hereafter io be enlisted for the Army of the Uni- informed the Senate that the House have passed ted States; and, on the question, ihat leave be the bill which originated in the Senate, entitled given, it was determined in the negative-yeas "An act supplemeotary to an act, entitled 'An act 11, nays 20, as follows:

to provide for calling forth the militia to execute Yeas-Messrs. Bibb, Franklin, Gaillard, Giles, the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and Howell, Leib, Posey, Reed, Robinson, Smith of Mary- repel invasions, and to repeal the act now in force land, and Varnum.

for those purposes," with amendments; in which Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bayard, Bradley, Brent, they request ihe concurrence of the Senate. Campbell of Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford, T'he amendment to the joint resolution relaGilman, Goodrich, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Lloyd, tive to the brilliant achievements of Captains Magruder, Pope, Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, Hull, Decatur, 'and Jones, having been reported Turner, and Worthington.

by the committee correctly engrossed, the resoluMr. BAYARD presented the petition of Alexan- tion was read a third time as amended; and the der Phænix, of the city of New York, an insol title thereof was amended, to read as follows:"A vent debtor, imprisoned at the suit of the United resolution relative to the brilliant achievements States, praying to be discharged ; and the peti- of Captains Hull, Decatur Jones, and Lieutenant tion was read, and referred to the committee who Ellioti." have under consideration the petition of William Resolved, That this resolution pass with amendNexsen, junior, to consider and report thereon by ments. bill or otherwise.

The Senate resumed. as in Committee of the

Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An TUESDAY, January 26.

act for the relief of Jared Shattuck ;" and, after

debate, adjourned. Mr. Tait, from the committee to whom was referred, on the 23d instant, the bill to revive and continue in force "An act declaring the consent

Wednesday, January 27. of Congress to an act of the State of Georgia, The Senate resumed the consideration of the passed the 12th day of December, 1804, establish- amendments of the House of Representatives to ing the fees of the barbormaster and health offi- the bill, entitled "An act supplementary to an act, cer of the ports of Savannah and St. Mary's," ) entitled 'An act to provide for calling forth the reported it amended.

militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress Mr. BAYARD gave notice that, to-morrow, he insurrections, repel invasions, and to repeal the should ask leave to bring in a bill to increase the act now in force for those purposes ;" and salary of the district judge of the District of Del. Resolved, That they be referred to the commitaware.

tee appointed the 9th day of November last, on so The Senate resumed the consideration of the much of the Message of the President of the Unijoint resolution relative to the brilliant achieve-ted States as relates to a revision of the militia ments of Captains Hull, Decatur, and Jones, to- laws, to consider and report thereon. gether with the amendment reported thereto by A message from the House of Representatives ihe select committee; and, having agreed to the informed the Senate that they have passed a bill, amendment, on the question, Shall this resolution entitled "An act authorizing a loan for a sum not be read a third time as amended ? it was deter- exceeding sixteen millions of dollars ;" a bill, enmined in the affirmative.

titled "An act authorizing the issuing of TreasuThe Senate resumed the consideration of the ry notes for the service of the year 1813;" also, a bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Joon Dixon bill, entitled "An act regulating pensions to perand John Murray; and, on motion by Mr. Bay- sons on board private armed ships;" in which ARD, it was referred to a select committee, to con- | bills they request the concurrence of the Senate.

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Proceedings.

SENATE.

The bills last brought up for concurrence were York, an insolvent debtor to the United States, read, and passed to the second reading,

praying to be discharged from imprisonment, for The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the reasons stated therein; and the petition was read, Whole, the bill, entitled " An act for the relief of and referred to the committee io whom was reJared Shattuck. On motion, by Mr. CRAWFORD, ferred, on the 11th instant, the petition of Wm. to strike out all the bill, after the word "that." Nexsen, junior, to consider and report thereon. in the enacting clause, it was determined in the Mr. Brent presented the memorial of William negative-yeas 14, nays 19, as follows:

Gamble, praying compensation for services renYEAs—Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Crawford, Cutts, dered the United States in the revenue departFranklin, Gaillard, Howell, Leib, Lloyd, Tait, Taylor, ment; and the memorial was read, and referred Turner, Varnum, and Worthington.

to a select committee to consider and report thereNars-Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Campbell of Ten- on; and Messrs. Brent, BIBB, and BRADLEY, nessee, Dana, German, Giles, Gilman, Goodrich, were appointed the committee. Gregg, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Magruder, Pope, On motion, by Mr. Dana, Posey, Reed, Robinson, Smith of Maryland, and Smith Resolved, That the Secretary of State be diof New York.

rected to lay before the Senate a statement of the And no amendments having been made to the whole number of seamen annually registered unbill, it passed to a third reading.

der the act of the 28th of May, 1796, entitled Mr. BAYARD, asked and obtained leave to bring "An act for the relief and protection of Ameriin a bill to increase the salary of the district judge can seamen;" distinguishing the number so regisof the Delaware district; which was read, and tered in each year, according to returns made to passed to the second reading.

the Department of State by collectors of differMr. Lets presented the petition of Charles ent poris. Minifie, praying interest may be allowed him on The bill to increase the salary of the district the balance of account awarded in his favor by judge of the Delaware district was read the secthe Comptroller of the Treasury, agreeably to ond time, and referred to a select committee to the act of the first day of May last; and the pe consider and report thereon ; and Messrs. Baytition was read, and referred to a select commit- ARD, Bibb, and Hunter, were appointed the tee to consider and report thereon; and Messrs. committee. Leib. Tait, and BRADLEY, were appointed the Mr. Bibb, from the committee to whom was committee.

referred the petition of Reuben Attwater, made report; he also asked and obtained leave to bring

in a bill for the relief of Reuben Attwater, which THURSDAY, January 28.

was read and passed to the second reading. On motion, by Mr. Smith, of Maryland, the The bill, entitled "An act authorizing a loan Secretary for the Department of War was directed for a sum not exceeding sixteen millions of dolto report to the Senate, the balance (if any) due lars," was read the second time, and referred 10 a to the State of Maryland, on a purchase of arms, select committee to consider and report thereon ; made by that State from the United States. and Messrs. AndersỌN, BAYARD, FRANKLIN,

Mr. GREGG, from the committee to whom was BiBB, and Tait, were appointed the committee. referred, on the twelfth instant, the petition of The bill, entitled "An act authorizing the isWashington Lee, made a report favorable thereto, suing of Treasury notes for the service of the and obtained leave to bring in a bill for his relief; year 1813, was read the second time, and referred which was read, and passed to the second reading. io the committee last mentioned, to consider and

Mr. Pope, from the committee to whom was report thereon. referred the bill, entitled "An act giving the right The bill, entitled "An act regulating pensions of pre-emption, in the purchase of lands, to cer- to persons on board private armed ships," was tain settlers in the Illinois Territory, reported it read the second time. amended.

The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Jared Oo motion, by Mr. DANA,

Shattuck.” was read the third time. On motion, Resolved, That a committee be appointed to by Mr. Taylor, to postpone the further consid consider the propriety of giving effect to pro- eration thereof until the first Monday in Decemvisions contained in an act of the 16th of Febru- ber next, it was determined in the negativeary, 1792, “ concerning certain fisheries of the yeas 14, nays 19, as follows: United States, and for the regulation and govern- Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Campbell of Ohio, ment of the fishermen employed therein," which, Crawford, Cutts, Franklin, Gaillard, Howell, Leib, by an act of the twelfth of April, 1800, were con- Lloyd, Tait, Taylor, Varnum, and Worthington. tinued in force for the term of ten years, from ÑAYS—Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Campbell of Tenthe third day of March, 1800, and until the end nessee, Dana, German, Giles, Gilman, Goodrich, of the session of Congress next ensuing the ex- Gregg, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Magruder, Pope, piration of that term; and that the committee Posey, Reed, Robinson, Smith of Maryland, and Smith have leave to report by bill, or otherwise.

of New York. Ordered, That Messrs. Dana, Gilman, and

On the question, Shall this bill pass ? it was LLOYD, be the committee.

determined in the affirmative-yeas 19, nays 15, Mr. Smity of New York, presented the petition as follows: of Nathaniel G. Ingraham, of the city of New YEAs-Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Campbell of Ten

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