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nessee, Dana, German, Giles, Goodrich, Gregg, Horto Spain ; and the further consideration thereof sey, Hunter, Lambert, Magruder, Pope, Posey, Reed, was postponed until to-morrow. Robinson, Smith of Maryland, and Smith of New The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the York.

Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “An Nars-Messrs. Ande Bibb, Campbell of Ohio, act giving the right of pre-emption in the purCrawford, Cutts, Franklin, Gaillard, Howell, Leib, chase of lands to certain settlers in the Illinois Lloyd, Tait, Taylor, Varnum, and Worthington.

Territory,” together with the amendment reSo it was Resolved, That this bill pass. ported thereto by the select committee; and Mr.

Mr. Leib_presented the memorial of Richard BRADLEY was requested to take the Chair; and Dodd, and Elijah Bryan, now of Philadelphia, the amendment having been agreed to, the Presipraying to be relieved from the penalty of a bond dent resumed the Chair; and on the question, given by them on the importation of certain Shall this bill be read a third time as amended ? goods, subsequent to the repeal of the British it was determined in the affirmative. Orders in Council; and the memorial was read, Mr. LEIB, from the committee to whom the and referred to a select committee, to consider subject was referred, reported a bill for the furand report thereon; and Messrs. LEIB, BRADLEY, ther relief of Charles Minifie; which was read. and Goodrich, were appointed the committee. and passed to the second reading.

Mr. Leis also presented the memorial of Wil- Mr. GERMAN, from the committee to whom the liam Compton, of a similar nature to that last subject was referred on the 11th instant, asked mentioned; which was read, and referred to the and obtained leave to bring in a bill for the relief same comunittee, to consider and report thereon. of John Redfield, junior; which was read, and

Mr. SMITH, of Maryland, submitted the fol- passed to the second reading. lowing motion for consideration:

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be Whole, the bill, entitled "An act regulating pendirected to report to the Senate a statement of the spe- sions to persons on board private armed ships ;" cific articles, the produce and manufacture of the Uni- and Mr. FRANKLIN was requested to take the ted States, exported to the dominions of Spain, for the Chair. year ending on the 30th day of September, 1812, if On motion, by Mr. Anderson, the bill was repracticable; if not, for the year ending on the 30th ferred to the comunittee appointed the 9th Noday of September, 1811, with the value thereof.

vember last,“ on so much of the Message of the The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the President of the United States as relaies to the Whole, the consideration of the bill to revive and Naval Establishment,” to consider and report continue in force “An act declaring the consent thereon. of Congress to an act of the State of Georgia, passed the 12th day of December, 1804, establish

SATURDAY, January 30, ing the fees of the harbormaster and health officer of the ports of Savannah and St. Mary's ;"

The bill for the further relief of Charles Minand Mr. Varnum was requested to take the Chair; ifie was read the second time. and, the bill having been amended, the President

The bill for the relief of John Redfield, junior, resumed the Chair; and, on the question, Shall was read the second time. this bill be engrossed and read a third time as

The motion made on the 28th instant, on the amended ? it was determined in the affirmative.

subject of exports to Spain, was resumed and agreed to.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the FRIDAY, January 29.

Whole, the bill for the relief of Washington The bill to revive and continue in force "An Lee; and Mr. Bradley was requested to take act declaring the consent of Congress to an act the Chair; and no amendment having been agreed of the State of Georgia, passed the 12th day of to, the President resumed the Chair. December, 1804, establishing the fees of the har- On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed bormaster and health officer of the ports of Sa- and read a third time? it was determined in the vannah and St. Mary's," was read a third time, affirmative. and passed.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Mr. VARNUM, from the committee to whom Whole, the consideration of the bill for the rewas referred the amendments to the bill, entitled lief of Reuben Altwater, and Mr. GAILLARD was "An act supplementary to an act, entitled 'An act requested to take the Chair; and, no amepdment to provide for calling forth the militia to execute having been agreed to, the President resumed the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and the Chair. repel invasions, and to repeal the act now in force On the question, Shall this bill be engrossed for those purposes," made report. Whereupon, and read a third time? it was determined in the the Senate concurred in the said amendmenis. affirmative.

The bill for the relief of Washington Lee was The amendment to the bill, entitled "An act read the second time.

giving the right of pre-emption in the purchase The bill for the relief of Reuben Attwater of lands to certain settlers in the Illinois Terriwas read the second time.

tory," having been reported by the committee The Senate resumed the consideration of the correctly engrossed, the bill was read a third motion made yesterday on the subject of exports I time, and passed.

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Mr. Magruder, from the committee appointed militia of the United States, and for classing the the 21 December last, on the subject of public same;" in which they request the concurrence of lands, reported a bill giving further time to the the Senate. purchasers of public lands northwest of the river The bill last brought up for concurrence was Ohio further time to complete their payments; read, and passed to the second reading which was read and passed to the second reading. Mr. BAYARD presented the memorial of Oliver

A message from the House of Representatives Evans, in reply to the allegations contained in informed the Senate that the House have passed the memorial of John Worthington and others, a bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Royal presented the 11th of January last, and praying Converce,” in which they ask the concurrence of that the decisions on his patents may be referred the Sepate.

to the judicial tribunals of the United States; The bill last brought up for concurrence was and the memorial was read, and referred to the read, and passed to the second reading.

committee who have under consideration the Mr. BAYARD, from the committee to whom was above-mentioned memorial of John Worthingreferred the bill increasing the salary of the dis- ton and others, to consider and report thereon. trict judge of the Delaware district, reported it The following Message was received from the amended.

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Mr. LEIB, from the committee to whom the To the Senate and House of subject was referred, reported a bill establishing

Representatives of the United States : the discipline of the Army of the United States, At the request of the Legislature of Pennsylvania, and for other purposes; which was read, and conveyed through the Governor of that State, I transpassed to the second reading.

mit to Congress copies of its resolutions of the 16th of December, 1812.

JAMES MADISON. Monday, February 1.

JANUARY 30, 1813. The bill giving further time to the purchasers The Message and resolutions were read. of public land northwest of the river Ohio to complete their payments, was read the second time.

Tuesday, February 2. The PRESIDENT communicated the memorial Mr. ANDERSON, from the committee to whom of Peter Charles L'Enfant, late a principal engi- was referred the bill, entitled "An act authorineer and major in the Revolutionary Army of zing a loan for a sum not exceeding sixteen milthe United States, together with statements ex- lions of dollars," reported it without amendment. plaining his services in planning the City of Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from the committee Washington, and supervising the public build- to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act ings, and praying compensation; and the memo- regulating pensions to persons on board private rial was read.

armed ships," reported it without amendment. The PRESIDENT also communicated the report Mr. BRADLEY, from the committee to whom of James Monroe, acting Secretary for the De- was referred the bill, entitled "An act for the repartment of War, made conformably to a resolu- lief of Royal Converce," reported it without tion of the Senate of the 28th of January, show- amendment. ing the balance due to the State of Maryland on The bill, entitled "An act supplementary to an a purchase of arms made by that State from the act making provision for arming and equipping United States; and the report was read.

the whole body of the militia of the United The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of States, and for classing the same,” was read the Royal Converce,” was read the second time, second time, and referred to the committee who and referred to a select committee, to consider had under consideration, on the 9th of Novemand report thereon; and Messrs. BRADLEY, How-ber, so much of the Message of the President of ELL, and SMITH, of New York, were appointed the United States as relates to a revision of tho the committee.

militia laws thereof, to consider and report The bill establishing the discipline of the Army thereon. of the United States, and for other purposes, was

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the read the second time.

Whole, the consideration of the bill for the fur. The bill for the relief of Washington Lee was ther relief of Charles Minifie; and no amendread the third time, and passed.

ment having been agreed to, on the question, The bill for the relief of Reuben Attwater Shall this bill be engrossed and read a third time i was read the third time, and passed.

it was determined in the negative-yeas 10, nays The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the 18, as follows: Whole, the consideration of the bill for the fur- Yeas-Messrs. Bradley, German, Gregg, Hunter, ther relief of Charles Minifie ; and the further Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, Robinson, and Taylor. consideration thereof was postponed until to- Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Campbell of Ohio, morrow.

Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, Franklin, A message from the House of Representatives Gaillard, Giles, Gilman, Horsey, Howell, Lambert, informed the Senate that they have passed a bill | Magruder, Posey, T'ait, Varnum, and Worthington. supplementary to "An act making provision for Mr. CAMPBELL, of Tennessee, from the com. arming and disciplining the whole body of the Imittee appointed the 9th of November, to whom

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the subject was referred, further reported a bill ively, shall be American citizens by birth or regular vesting in the President of the United States the adoption. power of retaliation in cases therein specified; “4. The mode of proving the citizenship of mariand the bill was read, and passed to the second ners or apprentices, duly shipped or serving on board reading.

such private vessels, shall be directed by law, so that The bill is as follows:

the same may be entitled to credit within the United

States. A Bill vesting in the President of the United States the

“5. All American mariners and apprentices, so power of retaliation in the cases therein specified.

proved, and belonging to the crew of a merchant vese Be it declared and enacted, $c., That if any citizen sel of the United States, bound on any foreign voyage of the United States, in the military service of the permitted by law, shall be comprehended and described United States, or of any individual State, or serving in an official document, or sea paper, authenticated on board any public ship of war, or any private armed for the use of the vessel during the voyage; and, on vessel commissioned for war, who has been, or shall be the vessel's return and arrival within a district of the taken prisoner by the enemy, has been, or shall be United States, the production of such document, as subjected to capital or other punishment, by order of well as the vessel's register, or satisfactory proof of the British Government, or of any court, officer, or its loss, and a specification of the officers and crew, as agent, acting under its authority, on the pretence of well as a return of passengers on board, with proof of his having been born within the British dominions, or having continued to employ American seamen, acon any pretence whatever, not warranted by the laws cording to law, shall be requisite for enjoying the exand usages of war, among civilized nations, it shall be emptions and privileges of the navigation of the Unilawful for the President of the United States, and he ted States in relation to duties, imposts, charges, or is hereby empowered and required, in every such case, regulations of trade. Documentary evidence of a like to cause retaliation, by a like punishment, to be exe- nature shall be furnished for enrolled vessels in the cuted on some person taken in arms, in the service of coasting trade or fisheries. But no collector shall be Great Britain, against the United States, designa- permitted to continue the practice of delivering to inting for that purpose, in the first instance, a prisoner dividual mariners separate certificates of citizenship, who having been born within the United States, for personal disposal at pleasure, without designation and having been a citizen thereof, shall have been of voyage or vessel.” taken while voluntarily bearing arms in the service of Great Britain against the United States; or if there shall be no prisoner of that description, such other

WEDNESDAY, February 3. prisoner, being a native of some one of the British

Mr. MAGRUDER, from the committee to whom colonies, now the United States, as may not have been a citizen of the United States ; and in case there shall

was referred the bill, entitled "An act confirming be no prisoner, or not a sufficient number of prison- certain claims to lands in the district of Vina ers of either of the said descriptions, it shall then be cennes," repor:ed it without amendment. lawful for the President of the United States to cause

The bill vesting in the President of the United the retaliations to be executed on any British subject States the power of retaliation in the cases thereor subjects, wherever found, and whether taken in in specified, was read the second time. arms or not, against the United States : Provided,

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the That in every case, the act or acts to be retaliated, and Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An the liability of the persons to suffer the retaliation, act authorizing a loan for a suni not exceeding shall appear to the satisfaction of a court martial, of sixteen millions of dollars ;” and Mr. VARNUM which three field-officers, at least, shall make a part. was requested to take the Chair. Mr. Dana submitted the following motion for

Mr. LLOYD moved to amend the bill; and the consideration :

President having resumed the Chair, on motion, Resolved, That, for the benefit of seamen and by Mr. ANDERSON, it was agreed that the further shipping of the United States, it is proper to establish consideration of the bill be postponed to, and a system of navigation according to the following prin- made the order of the day for, io-morrow. ciples :

Mr. BAYARD, from the committee to whom “1. No trading ships or vessels shall be recognised lief of John Dixon and John Murray," reported

was referred the bill, entitled "An act for the reas bearing the flag of the United States in full right, unless known to be registered or enrolled or licensed

it without amendment. and officered and manned as may be required by law.

Mr. LLOYD presented the petition of Obadiah “ 2. Registered ships or vessels, which may be Rich, praying that leave may be granted him to cleared for foreign voyages, shall have American offi- import a certain quantity of goods from Engcers and employ American mariners for such naviga- land, for reasons siated at large in the petition ; tion, wholly, or in some proportion not less than a which was read, and referred to a select commitmajority of the crew in any case; otherwise, they shall tee, to consider and report thereon; and Messrs. not by law enjoy the privileges of merchant vessels of LLOYD, Bibs, and ANDERSON, were appointed the United States.

the committee. “3. Vessels enrolled and licensed for coasting or

A message from the House of Representatives fishing shall not continue to enjoy the privileges al- informed the Senate that the House have passed lowed by law for encouraging the coasting trade and a bill, entitled "An act authorizing an increase of fisheries of the United States, unless the whole, or at the ca pital stock of the Bank of Washington;" least the majority, of the mariners employed on board a bill, entitled "An act to impose a duty on the the same, as well as the masters or skippers, respect. I importation of iron wire;" also, a bill, entitled

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* An act giving further time to purchasers of determined in the affirmative-yeas 24, nays 7, public lands to complete their payments ;" in as follows: which bills they request the concurrence of the YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Bayard, Bibb, Campbell Senale.

of Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, On motion, by Mr. BiBB, the memorial of John Franklin, Gaillard, Giles, Gregg, Howell, Magruder, Tayloe and others, presented the 23d of January, Pope, Posey, Reed, Robinson, Smith of Maryland, praying the incorporation of a bank in the City Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, of Washington. was referred to a select commit- and Worthington. tee, to consist of five members, to consider and

NaysMessrs. Dana, German, Gilman, Goodrich, report thereon, by bill or otherwise; and Messrs. Horsey, Hunter, and Lloyd. Bibb, BAYARD, LEIB, Cutts, and FRANKLIN, were appointed the committee.

Friday, February 5.

JAMES Brown, appointed a Senator by the THURSDAY, February 4.

State of Louisiana, in the place of John Noel

DETREHAN, resigned, produced his credentials, The three bills yesterday brought up for con- was qualified, and he took his seat in the Senate. currence were read, and passed to the second

On motion, by Mr. DANA, reading. The President communicated a report from the Senate, copies of the following correspon

Ordered, That there be printed, for the use of the Secretary for the Department of Treasury, dence, as communicated with a report from the exhibiting the sums respectively paid to each Department of State, dated the 27th of February, clerk, in the several offices of that Department, 1798, and among the public papers in the office for services rendered in the year 1812; made in of the Secretary of the Senate, viz: Duplicate obedience to the provisions of the act of April from Mr. King, Minister Plenipotentiary of the 21, 1806, “ to regulate and fix the compensation of United States at London, to Mr. Pickering, Secclerks;" and the report was read.

retary of State, dated December 10th, 1796, comThe Senate resumed, as in Committee of the municating a letter of the 32 November, 1796, to Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An Mr. King, signed Grenville, and a circular letter act authorizing a loan for a sum pot exceeding of the 18th November, 1796, to Consuls of the sixteen millions of dollars ;" and Mr. Varnum United States, signed Rufus King; also, a letter was requested to take the Chair; and on the of the 28th January, 1797, from Mr. King to Lord question to agree to the amendment proposed yes. Grenville, and a letter in answer, dated Downterday by Mr. LLOYD, to wit: " at the end of the ing Street, March 27th, 1797. first section, add the following proviso: That the

The bill vesting in the President of the United stock to be created by virtue of this act shall not states the power of retaliation in the cases therebear a greater rate of interest than six per cent. in specified, was read the second time. per annum, and that it shall not be sold at a rate below par :"

The bill, entitled "An act authorizing an in

crease of the capital stock of the Bank of WashOn motion, by Mr. Bradley, to amend the ington," was read the second time. proposed amendment, by striking out the word

The bill, entitled "An act giving further time six;" it was determined in the negative-yeas to purchasers of public lands to complete their 3, nays 25, as follows:

payments,” was read the second time, and referYEAs-Messrs. Bradley, Campbell of Tennessee, red to the committee appointed on the 2d Decemand Pope.

ber, on the subject of public lands, to consider and Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Crawford, Cutts, report thereon. Franklin, Gaillard, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, The bill, entitled "An act to impose a duty on Howell, Hunter, Lambert

, Lloyd, Magruder, Posey, the importation of iron wire," was read the secReed, Robinson, Smith of Maryland, Smith of New ond time, and referred to a select committee, to York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, and Worthi-consider and report thereon; and Messrs. LLOYD, ington,

Smith, of Maryland, and Taylor, were appointOn the question to agree to the original motion, ed the committee. it was determined in the negative-yeas 10, nays The PRESIDENT communicated a letter from 22, as follows:

the Secretary for the Department of Treasury, Yeas—Messrs. Bradley, German, Gilman, Good with a statement of the exports to the dominions rich, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Lloyd, Pope, and of Spain, for the year ending on the 30th day of Reed.

September, 1812, prepared in conformity with Nais-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Campbell of Ohio, the resolution of the Senate of the 30th of JanuaCampbell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, Dana, ry last; which were read, and ordered to be printe Franklin, Gaillard, Giles, Gregg, Howell, Magruder, ed for the use of the Senate. Posey, Robinson, Smith of Maryland, Smith of New The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, and Worthing. Whole, the bill, entitled "An act confirming certon.

tain claims to lands in the district of Vincennes;" And no amendment having been agreed to, the and no amendment having been agreed to, the President resumed the Chair; and, on the quesbill was ordered to a third reading: tion, Shall this bill be read a ihird time it was On motion, it was agreed that the propositions

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submitted on the 2d instant, on the subjects of "to the district judge of the Ohio district, two American ships and seamen, be made the order hundred dollars," it was determined in the negaof the day for Monday next.

live-yeas 8, nays 24, as follows: The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Campbell of Ohio, Whole, tbe consideration of the bill, entitled "An Howell, Pope, Smith of Maryland, Turner, and Worthact regulating pensions to persons on board pri- ington. vale armed ships; and no amendment having been Nays-Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Brown, Campbell agreed to, ihe bill was ordered to a third reading. of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, Franklin, Gaillard,

The bill from the House of Representatives, German, Giles, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, Hunter, entitled “An'act authorizing a loan for a sum not Lambert, Leib, Lloyd, Magruder, Reed, Robinson, exceeding sixteen millions of dollars," was read Smith of New York, Tait, Taylor, and Varnum. a third time.

On the question, “Shall this bill be engrossed On the question, Shall this bill pass ? it was and read a third time as amended ? it was deterdetermined in the affirmative-yeas 22, nays 9, as mined in the affirmative. follows:

Yllas-Messrs. Anderson, Bayard, Bibh, Campbell of Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts,

MONDAY, February 8. Franklin, Gaillard, Giles, Gregg, Howell, Magruder,

The bill for the relief of John Redfield, junior, Reed, Robinson, Smith of Maryland, Smith of New was read a third time, and passed. York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, and Worth- The bill increasing the salary of the district ington.

judge of the Delaware district was read a third Nars-Messrs. Bradley, Dana, German, Gilman, time as amended, and passed. Goodrich, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, and Lloyd. On motion, by Mr. GaillARD, So it was Resolved, That this bill pass.

Resolved, That a committee be appointed, to The bill for the relief of John Redfield, jr., was join such committee as may be appointed by the resumed, as in Committee of the Whole; and no House of Representatives, to ascertain and report amendment having been agreed to, on the ques- a mode of examining the votes for President and tion, "Shall this bill be engrossed and read a Vice President of the United States, and of notithird time?" it was determined in the affirmative. fying the persons elected of their election. The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the

Ordered, That Messrs. GAILLARD and Suite Whole, the bill increasing the salary of the dis- of New York be the committee on the part of trict judge of the Delaware district, together with the Senate. the amendments reported thereto by the select The PRESIDENT communicated a report of the committee; and, having agreed to the amend-Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, stating that ments, the President resumed the Chair; and Mr. the measures which have been authorized by the VARNUM reported the bill amended.

Board, subsequent to their last report, of the 5th On the question, Will the Senate concur in the of February, 1812, so far as the same have been amendments made in Committee of the Whole ? completed, are fully detailed in the report of the as follows:

Secretary of the Treasury to the Board, dated the Strike out, from the word “that,” at the end of the 5th day of the present month, and in the statesecond line, to the end of the bill, and, in lieu thereof, ments therein referred to, which are herewith insert: “In addition to the respective salaries at pres transmitted, and prayed to be received as part of ent allowed and paid, that, from and after the first day this report; and the report was read. of April next, there shall be allowed annually to the district judge of the Massachusetts district, the sum of

The bill, entitled "An act confirming certain two hundred dollars; to the district judge of the Rhode claims to lands in the district of Vincennes,” was Island district, four hundred dollars; to the district read a third time, and passed. judge of the Pennsylvania district, two hundred dol- The bill, entitled "An act regulating pensions lars; to the district judge of the Delaware district, four to persons on board private armed ships," was hundred dollars; and to the district judge of the North read a third time, and passed. Carolina district, three hundred dollars; to be paid A message from the House of Representatives quarter yearly, out of apy moneys in the Treasury, not informed the Senate that the House have passed otherwise appropriated.”

a bill, entitled "An act altering the time for holdChange the title—“A bill to increase the salaries of ing the district court in the district of Maine;"> certain district judges.”

in which bill they request the concurrence of the It was determined in the affirmative-yeas 18, Senate, nays 14, as follows:

The bill last mentioned was read, and passed Yeas-Messrs. Bayard, Bibb, Crawford, Franklin, to the second reading. Giles, Gregg, Horsey, Howell, Hunter, Lloyd, Magru- Mr. Leib presented the petition of Margaret der, Pope, Reed, Smith of Maryland, Tait, Taylor, Arundel, widow of Robert Arundel, late a sailing Turner, and Worthington.

master in the Navy, stating that her late husband Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bradley, Brown, Camp was severely wounded in an engagement with the bell of Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Cutts, Gaillard, enemy on the Lakes, and was afterwards koocked German, Goodrich, Lambert, Leib, Robinson, Smith of overboard and drowned, leaving his family destiNew York, and Varnum.

tute, and praying relief; and the petition was On motion, by Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, to read, and referred to a select committee, to conamend the bill, by inserting the following words, sider and report thereon by bill, or otherwise; and

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