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Messrs. LEIB, GREGG, and Reed, were appointed persons elected of their election; and have apthe committee.

pointed a committee on their part. The Senate resumed the consideration of the The President communicated the report of propositions submitted on the 2d instant, on the the Secretary for the Departmeut of War, in subjects of American ships and sea men; and, compliance with the fifth section of the act to rehaving agreed thereto, they were referred to a gulate and fix the compensation of clerks, passed select committee, to consist of five members, to April 21st, 1806, exhibiting the names of the consider and report thereon by bill, bills, or other clerks employed in that Department in the year wise; and Messrs. Dana, SMITH of Maryland, 1812, with the sums allowed to each clerk; also, LLOYD, Taylor, and Bibb, were appointed the his report coinprehending contracts made by him committee.

in the year 1812, and those made by the late PurMr. TURNER, from the committee to whom veyor of Public Supplies and the Commissary was referred the resolution proposing an amend- General of Purchases, at Philadelphia, in the ment to the Constitution of the United States, same year, in compliance with the act concerning respecting the mode of electing Representatives to public contracts, passed April 21st, 1806; and the Congress, and Electors of President and Vice Pres. reports were read. ident of the United States, reported it amended. The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the

Mr. ANDERSON, froin the committee to whom Whole, the consideration of the bill establishing was referred the bill, entitled "An act authorizing the discipline of the Army of the United States, the issuing of Treasury notes for the service of and for other purposes ; and Mr. Gregg was rethe year 1813," reported it with amendments; quested to take the Chair; and, after debate, the and, on his motion, it was agreed that they be the President having resumed the Chair, on motion, order of the day for to-morrow..

it was agreed that the further consideration of the On motion, by Mr. WORTHINGTON, the consid-bill be postponed to, and made the order of the eration of the bill giving further time to the pur- day for, Thursday next. chasers of public lands northwest of the river Mr. Lloyd, from the committee appointed Ohio to complete their payments, was postponed thereon, reported the bill from the House of Repto Wednesday next.

resentatives, entitled "An act to impose a duty On motion, by Mr. LEIB, it was agreed that the on the importation of iron wire,” without amend. bill establishing the discipline of the Army of the ment. United States, and for other purposes, be made Mr. Gaillard, from the joint committee apthe order of the day for to-morrow.

pointed on the 8th instant, to ascertain and report On motion, by. Mr. Campbell, of Tennessee, a mode of examining the votes for President and the bill vesting in the President of the United Vice President of the United States, and of noStates the power of retaliation in the cases there- tifying the persons elected of their election, rein specified, was made the order of the day for ported, in part, the following resolution ; which to-morrow.

was read and agreed to : On motion, by Mr. Gregg, the bill, entitled Resolved, That the two Houses shall assemble "An act authorizing an increase of the capital in the Chamber of the House of Representatives stock of the Bank of Washington,” was referred on Wednesday next, at 12 o'clock; that one perto the committee to whom the petition of the said son be appointed a teller on the part of the SenBank was referred on the 24th of December last, ate, to make a list of the votes as they shall be to consider and report thereon.

declared; that the result shall be delivered to the President of the Senate, who shall announce the

state of the vote, and the persons elected, to the TUESDAY, February 9.

iwo Houses, assembled as aforesaid, which shall The credentials of CHAUNCEY GOODRICH, ap- be deemed a declaration of the persons elected pointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State President and Vice President; and, together with of Connecticut, for the term of six years, com- a list of the votes, be entered on the Journals of mencing on the 4th day of March next; were the two Houses. read, and laid on file.

Ordered, That Mr. GAILLARD be appointed a The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the teller of the ballots, on the part of the Senate, Whole, the bill, entitled "An act authorizing the agreeably to the foregoing resolution. issuing of Treasury notes for the service of the The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the year 1813,” together with the amendments re- Whole, the consideration of the bill vesting in ported thereto by the select committee; and Mr. the President of the United States the power of VARNUM was requested to take the Chair; and, I retaliation in the cases therein specified; and, after debate, the President resumed the Chair; after debate, the further consideration of the bill and, on motion, the further consideration of the was postponed to, and made the order of the day bill was postponed until Thursday next.

for, Thursday next. A message from the House of Representatives informed the Senate that the House concur in the resolution of the Senate for the appointment of a

WEDNESDAY, February 10. joint committee to ascertain and report a mode of Mr. German, from the committee to whom examining the votes for President and Vice Pres- the several petitions were referred, reported a bill ident of the United States, and of notifying the for the relief of Nathaniel G. Ingraham, Alex

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ander Phenix, and William Nexsen, jr.; and the

The whole number of votes being 217, of which bill was read, and passed to the second reading.

109 makes a majority ; James Madison had for COUNTING ELECTORAL VOTES. President of the United States 128 votes, and A message from the House of Representatives ELBRIDGE GERRY had for Vice President of the informed the Senate that the House agree

United States 131 votes : the report of the joint committee appointed to

Whereupon, the President of the Senate deascertain and report a mode of examining the clared James Madison elected President of the votes for President and Vice President of the Uni- United States, for four years, commencing with ted States, and of notifying the persons elected of the fourth day of March next. and ELBRIDGE their election, and have appointed Messrs, MACON Gerry, Vice President of the United States, for and Tallmadge, tellers, on their part.

four years, commencing on the fourth day of

March next. Ordered, That Mr. Franklin be appointed a teller of the ballots for President and Vice Presi

The voles of the Electors were then delivered dent of the United States, on the part of the Sen. to the Secretary of the Senate; the two Houses ate, in place of Mr. Gaillard, absent from indis- of Congress separated, and the Senate returned position.

to their own Chamber; and, on motion, adjourned. A message from the House of Representatives informed the Senate that the House is now ready

Thursday, February 11. to attend the Senate in opening the certificates

The bill for the relief of Nathaniel G. Ingraand counting the votes of the Electors of the several States, in the choice of a President and Vice ham, Alexander Phænix, and William Nexsen, jr., President of the United States, in pursuance of was read the second time. the resolution of the iwo House of Congress; and

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the that the President of the Senate will be iniro Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An duced to the Speaker's Chair, by the Speaker of act authorizing the issuing of Treasury notes for the House of Representatives.

the service of the year 1812," together with the The two Houses of Congress, agreeably to the amendments reporied thereto by the select comjoint resolution, assembled in the Representatives? mittee; and Mr. BRADLEY was requested to take Chamber, and the certificates of the Electors of the Chair; and, having agreed io the amendthe several States were, by the President of the ments, the President resumed the Chair; and, Senate, opened and delivered to the tellers ap- on motion, the further consideration of the bill pointed for the purpose, who, having examined was postponed to, and made the order of the day and ascertained the number of votes, presented a

for, to-morrow. list thereof to the President of the Senate, which

The bill, entitled "An act altering the time for was read, as follows :

holding the district court in the district of Maine,"

was read the second time.
President. V. Prest. On motion, by Mr. Smith, of New York,

Resolved, That a commitiee be appointed, to join such committee as may be appointed by the House of Representatives, to wait on the President of the United States and to notify to bim bis re-election to the office of President of the United States.

Ordered, That Messrs. Smith, of New York, and FRANKLIN, be the committee on the part of

the Senate. New Hampshire

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On motion, by Mr. FRANKLIN, Massachusetts

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Resolved, That the President of the United Rhode Island

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States be requested to cause to be transmitted to Connecticut

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ELBRIDGE GERRY, Esq., of Massachusetts, Vice Vermont

President elect of the United States, notification New York

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of his election to that office, and that the PresiNew Jersey.

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dent of the Senate do make and sign a certificate Pennsylvania

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in the words following, to wit:
Delaware
Maryland

" Be it enacted, That the Senate and House of Rep-' 6 6

resentatives of the United States of America, being Virginia

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convened at the City of Washington, on the second North Carolina

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Wednesday of February, in the year of our Lord one South Carolina

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thousand eight hundred and thirteen, the underwritGeorgia

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ten President of the Senate, pro tempore, did, in the Kentucky

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presence of the said Senate and House of RepresentaTennessee

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lives, open all the certificates and count all the votes of Ohio

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the Electors for a President and Vice President of the Louisiana

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180x, of Virginia, had a majority of the votes of the Electors as President, and ELBRIDGE GERRY, of Mas.

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sachusetts, had a majority of the votes of the Electors and on the question, Shall this bill be read a third as Vice President; by all which it appears that JAMES time as amended ? it was determined in the Madison, of Virginia, has been duly elected President, affirmative. and ELBRIDGE GERRY, of Massachusetts, has been

Mr. Pope presented the memorial of the offi. duly elected Vice President of the United States, cers of the first regiment of volunteer light draagreeably to the Constitution. " In witness whereof, I have herewith set my hand ihat the said regiment had lost in the service of

goons, from the State of Kentucky, representing and caused the seal of the Senate to be affixed, this the United Staies a number of horses, the prop

day of February, 1813.” And that the President of the Senate do cause

erty of individuals, and praying renumeration; the certificates aforesaid to be laid before the Pres- and the memorial was read, and referred.

The Senate resumed. as in Committee of the ident of the United States, with this resolution.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An bill establishing the discipline of the Army of act for the relief of John Dixon, and John Murthe United States, and for other purposes ; and say; and Mr. Varnum was requested to take

the Chair. Mr. GREGG was requested to take the Chair. On motion, by Mr. LEIB, to amend the bill, by, ther consideration of the bill to the first Monday

On motion, by Mr. Pope, to postpone the furinserting, section 1, line 5, after the word "army, the words and of the militia," thereby extending ative-yeas 13, nays 15, as follows:

in December next, it was determined in the negthe provisions of the bill to the militia as well as army, it was determined in the affirmative-yeas Franklin, Howell, Pope

, Robinson, Smith of New

Yras-Messrs. Bibb, Bradley, Crawford, Cutts, 14, nays y, as follows:

York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, and Varnum. YEAS—Messrs. Campbell of Tennessee, Crawford,

Nays-Messrs. Bayard, Brown, German, Giles, Cutts, Franklin, Giles, Gregg, Howell, Hunter, Leib, Gilman, Goodrich, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Leib, Smith of Maryland, Tait, Taylor, Turner, and Worth Lloyd, Magruder, Reed, Smith of Maryland, and ington.

Worthington. Nars-Messrs. German, Gilman, Goodrich, Horsey, And no amendmont having been agreed to, the Lambert, Lloyd, Reed, Smith of New York, and Var. President resui. the Chair ; and on the ques.

tion, Shall this bíl be read a third time? it was And the bill having been amended, the Presi- determined in the affirmative-yeas 16, nays 12, dent resumed the Chair ; and, after debate, on as follows: motion, the further consideration of the bill was Yras-Messrs. Bayard, Bibb, Brown, German, Giles, postponed until Monday next.“

Gilman, Goodrich, Horsey, Hunter, Lambert, Leib, Mr. CAMPBELL, of Tennessee, submitted the fol- Magruder, Reed, Smith of Maryland, Taylor, and lowing motion for consideration :

Worthington. Resolved, That the Secretary for the Department of

Nars-Messrs. Bradley, Campbell of Ohio, CampWar be, and hereby is, directed to prepare and report

bell of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, Franklin, Howell, to the Senate such system of military discipline for the Robinson, Smith of New York, Tait, Turner, and

Varnum. army and militia of the United States as may be approved by him, and which, in his opinion, ought to

Mr. Dana, from the committee appointed on receive the sanction of law.

the subject, reported a bill conceroing seamen The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the and shipping of the United States; and the bill Whole

, the consideration of the bill vesting in was read, and passed to the second reading. the President of the United States the power of whole, the consideration of the bill vesting in the

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the retaliation in the cases therein specified; and Mr. Varnum was requested 10 lake the Chair; taliation in the cases therein specified.

President of the United States the power of reand, after debate, the President resumed the Chair; and the further consideration of the bill further consideration of the bill until Monday

On motion, by Mr. BAYARD, 10 postpone the was postponed to, and made the order of the day next, it was determined in the affirmative-yeas for, to-morrow. On motion, the bill giving further time to

15, n'ays 14, as follows:

purchasers of public lands northwest of the river Giles, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, Hunter, Lam

Yeas-Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Dana, German, Ohio to complete their payments was postponed bert, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, and Smith of Maryland. 10 Monday next.

Nars-Messrs. Bibb, Campbell of Ohio, Campbell

of Tennessee, Crawford, Cutts, Franklin, Howell, MaFRIDAY, February 12.

gruder, Robinson, Smith of New York, Taylor, Turner,

Varnum, and Worthington.
On motion, by Mr. TURNER, the resolution pro-
posing an amendment to the Constitution of the
United States respecting the mode of electing

SATURDAY, February 13. representatives to Congress and Electors of Pres- The PRESIDENT communicated a report of the ident and Vice President of the United States, Secretary of the Navy on moneys transferred duwas made the order of the day for Monday next. ring the last recess of Congress from certain ap

The Senate resumed the consideration of the propriations for particular branches of expendibill, entitled "An act authorizing the issuing of iure in that Department, and of the application of Treasury notes for the service of the year 1813;" such moneys; and the report was read.

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The President; communicated the memorial entitled "An act for the regulation of seamen on of James Jay, stating, that, during the Revolu- board the public ships and in the merchant sertionary war, he rendered special services to the vice of the United Siates," was read, and passed public, and advanced moneys to a considerable to the second reading. amount, for which he prays remuneration; and The bill from the House of Representatives, the memorial was read.

entitled "An acı extending the time for issuing A message from the House of Representatives and locating military land warrants," was read, informed the Senate that the House have passed and passed to the second reading. a bill, entitled “An act extending the time for issuing and locating military land warrants ;" a

Monday, February 15. bill entitled "An act for the regulation of seamen on board the public ships, and in the merchant

Mr. Worthington presented the petition of service of the United States;" a bill entitled "An the President and Directors of Georgetown and act to raise ten additional companies of rangers ;" | Alexandria

Road Company, praying an act may also, a bill, entitled "An act making provision for be passed for the better regulation of their tolls, an additional number of general officers ;" in

and for sundry other provisions for the improvewhich bills they request the concurrence of the ment of the property, as is stated at large in Senate.

the petition; which was read, and referred to The House of Representatives concur in the a select committee, to consider and report thereon resolution for the appointment of a joint commit- by bill or otherwise ; and Messrs. WORTHINGTON, tee to wait on the President of the Ŭnited States Horsey, and Smith, of Maryland, were appointed and notify to him bis re-election to that office,

the committee. and have appointed a committee on their part.

Mr. Pope asked and obtained leave to bring in The amendments to the bill, entitled "An act

a bill for the relief of the representatives of authorizing the issuing of Treasury notes for the Samuel Lapsley, deceased; and the bill was read, service of the year, 1813," were reported by the and passed to the second reading. committee correctly engrossed; and the bill was

Mr. WORTHINGTON gave notice that 10-morread a third time as amended.

row he should ask leave to bring in a bill to On motion, by Mr. Lloyd, that the bill be re-authorize and empower the President and Manacommitted, for the purpose of striking out the gers of the Washington Turnpike Company of power to pass the Treasury notes in payment of the State of Maryland, when organized, to exsupplies, and also for striking out that part of the tend and make their turnpike road to or from bill' which makes the said notes receivable in Georgetown, in the Districi of Columbia, through payment of impost, it was determined in the affir- the said District, 10 the line thereof.

The President communicated the report of the mative-yeas 16, nays 14, as follows: Yeas-Messrs . Bayard, Bradley, Brown, German, prehending contracts made by that Department

Secretary for the Department of the Navy, combert, Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, and Smith of Maryland. during the year 1912, prepared in obedience to

Nars-Messrs. Bibb, Campbell of Ohio, Crawford, the act, entitled "An act further to amend the Cutts

, Franklin, Howell, Magruder, Robinson, Smith several acts for the establishment and regulation of New York, Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, and of the Treasury, War, and Navy Departments ;" Worthington.

and the report was read, Ordered, That Messrs. Bibb, BAYARD, LLOYD,

Mr. BRADLEY, agreeably to notice, introduced FRANKLIN, and Tait, be the committee.

the following bill; which was read and passed Mr. Pope gave notice that, on Monday next, he to a second reading: should ask leave to bring in a bill for the relief of A Bill to encourage more effectually the destruction of the representatives of Samuel Lapsley, deceased.

the armed vessels of the enemy entering the ports Mr. Bradley gave notice that, on Monday

and harbors of the United States. next, he should ask leave to bring in a bill to en

Be it enacted, &c., That if any British armed vessel courage more effectually the destruction of the shall be found within the harbors and waters under armed vessels of the enemy entering the portsent war with Great Britain (other than vessels coming

the jurisdiction of the United States, during the pres. and harbors of the United States. Mr. Taylor gave notice that, on Monday next, for any person or persons, in any manner whatsoever,

as cartels or flags of truce) it may and shall be lawful he should ask leave to bring in a bill for ihe re- whilst such armed vessel shall so remain within the lief of Joseph Brevard.

jurisdiction of the United States, to burn, sink, or de. The following Message was received from the stroy, every such armed vessel; and for that purpose to PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED States:

use torpedoes, submarine instruments, or any other de. To the Senate and House of

structive machine whatever; and a bounty of one half Representatives of the United States :

the value of the armed vessel so burnt, sunk, or deI lay before Congress a statement of the militia of stroyed, and also one half of her guns, cargo, tackle, and the United States, according to the latest returns re- apparel, shall be paid out of the Treasury of the Uniceived by the Department of War.

ted States to such person or persons who shall effect

JAMES MADISON. the same, otherwise than by the armed or commissioned FEBRUARY 13, 1813.

vessels of the United States. The message and statement were read.

Mr. MagRUDER, from the committee on the The bill from the House of Representatives / subject of public land, to whom was referred the

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bill, entitled "An act giving further time to pur

Tuesday, February 16. chasers of public lands to complete their pay. On motion, by Mr. WORTHINGTON, one of the ments,” reported it amended.

majority, it was agreed to reconsider the third Mr. Bradley, from the committee to whom reading of the bill, entitled "An act for the relief was referred the bill, entitled “An act altering of Juho Dixon and John Murray;" and on the the time and place for holding the circuit and question. Shall this bill pass ? it was determined district courts in Vermont," reported it without in the affirmative-yeas 18, pays 13, as follows: amendment; and, on his motion, it was post

YEAS-Messrs. Bayard, Bibb, Brown, Dana, Gerposed to the first Monday in December next.

man, Giles, Gilman, Goodrich, Horsey, Hunter, LamThe President communicated the general bert, Leib, Lloyd, Pope, Reed, Smith of Maryland, account of the Treasurer of the United States Taylor, and Worthington. from October 1st, 1811, to October 1st, 1812; as, NAY8—Messrs. Campbell of Ohio, Campbell of Tenalso, the accounts of the War and Navy Depart- nessee, Crawford, Cutts, Franklin, Gaillard, Gregg, ments for the same period, together with the re- Howelí, Robinson, Smith of New York, Tait, Turner, ports of the accounting officers of the Treasury and Varnum. ihereon; which were read.

So it was Resolved, That this bill pass. The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled "An act to raise ten additional companies informed the Senate that the House of Repre.

A message from the House of Representatives of rangers," was twice read by unanimous consentatives have passed the bill which originated sent, and referred to the committee appointed on in the Senate, entitled "An act giving further the 9th of November last, on so much of the time for registering claims to lands in the eastern Message of the President of the United States as district of the Territory of Orleans, now State of concerns our relations with foreign Powers, to Louisiana," with amendments; in which they reconsider and report thereon.

The bill from the House of Representatives, quest the concurrence of the Senale ; and that entitled "An act making provision for an addi- they have also passed a bill, entitled "An act autional number of general officers," was read, and his imprisonment;" and a bill

, entitled " An act

thorizing the discharge of Daniel Updike from passed to the second reading.

authorizing the appointment of additional officers The bill concerning seamen and shipping of in the respective territories of the United States;" the United States was read the second time, and also, a bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Sam. made the order of the day for to-morrow. uel 'Ellis ;' in which bills they request the con

The bill from the House of Representatives, currence of the Sevate. entitled "An act for the regulation of seamen on The three bills last mentioned were read, and board the public ships and in the merchant ser, passed to the second reading, vice of the United States," was read the second

Mr. WORTHINGTON asked and obtained leave time, and referred to a select committee, to con- to bring in a bill to authorize and empower the sist of five members, to consider and report there-President and Managers of the Washington Turnon; and Messrs. Giles, BAYARD, LLOYD, SMITH, pike Company of the State of Maryland, when of Maryland, and HUNTER, were appointed the organized, to extend and make their !urnpike committee.

road to or from Georgetown, in the District of The bill, entitled "An act extending the time Columbia, through the said District to the line for issuing and locating military land warrants," thereof; and the bill was twice read by unaniwas read the second time.

mous consent; and referred to the committee apA message from the House of Representatives pointed yesterday, on the petition of the Presiinformed the Senate that the House have passed dent and Directors of the Georgetown and Alexa bill, entitled "An act supplementary to the act andria Road Company, to consider and report for increasing the Navy,” in which bill they re-thereon. quest the concurrence of the Senate.

Mr. Taylor asked and obtained leave to bring The bill last mentioned was read, and passed in a bill for the relief of Joseph Brevard, of South to the second reading.

Carolina; and the bill was read, and passed to The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of John the second reading. Dixon and John Murray," was read the third Mr. Smith, of New York, from the joint comtime, and

mittee appointed for the purpose, reported, that, Resolved, That this bill do not pass.

pursuant to the resolution, the joint committee The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the of the Senate and House of Representatives yes. Whole, the consideration of the resolution pro- terday. waited on the President of the United posing an amendment to the Constitution of the States, and notified to him his re-election to that United States respecting the mode of electing office. Representatives to Congress, and Electors of Mr. Leib, from the committee to whom were President and Vice President of the United referred the several memorials of Richard Dodd States; and Mr. Gregg was requested to take and Elijah Bryan, and of William Compton, the Chair; and the amendment reported by the made a report; and, on his motion, the coinmitselect committee baving been agreed to, the tee were discharged from the further consideraPresident resumed the Chair, and the Senatetion thereof. adjourned.

The bill for the relief of the representatives of

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