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bill was twice read by unanimous consent, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. SMITH, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the last mentioned bill with an amendment, which was read, and the bill was considered as in Committee of the Whole; and, the amendment having been agreed to, the bill was reported to the House accordingly; and, the amendment being concurred in, the bill was ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time. It was then read the third time by unanimous consent, and passed.

On motion by Mr. THOMAS, the Committee on Public Lands were discharged from the consideration of the petition of David Chambers, the petition of William Dick, the petition of the inhabitants of the village of Cote Sans Dessein, in Missouri, and the petition of John W. McGirk; and also from the resolution of the Assembly of Ohio, respecting the appropriations of lands for the support of schools.

Mr. JOHNSON, of Louisiana, submitted the following motion, which was read, considered, and disagreed to:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to lay before the Senate such information as he may possess, in relation to the decision of the Emperor of Russia on the question depending between the United States and Great Britain, respecting the construction of the first article of the Treaty of Ghent, as relates to the restitution of slaves, which has been referred to his umpirage by both Governments.

On motion by Mr. MACON, the President of the United States was requested to cause to be laid before the Senate, in the first week of the next session, a copy of the survey of the coast of North Carolina, made in pursuance of the resolution of Congress of the 19th day of January, in the year

1819.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee on Naval Affairs, on the memorial of Jane Baker; and, in concurrence therewith, solved, that the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.

The bill entitled "An act further to amend the several acts relative to the Treasury, War, and Navy Departments," was read the second time.

The bill to extend the time for unlading vessels arriving from foreign ports in certain cases, was read the third time, and passed.

The bill to authorize the reconveyance of a tract of land to the city of New York, was read the third time, and passed.

The bill to establish a new land office in the State of Mississippi, and for the better regulation of certain land districts in the States of Alabama and Mississippi, was read the third time, and passed. The bill to extend the term of Samuel Parker's patents, for his improvement in currying and finishing leather of all kinds, was read the third time, and passed.

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correctly engrossed, the bill was read the third time as amended, and passed.

The bill entitled "An act extending the time for issuing and locating military land warrants to officers and soldiers of the Revolutionary Army," was 'read the third time, and passed.

The bill entitled "An act for the relief of Pierre Dennis De La Ronde," was read the third time, and passed.

The bill entitled "An act for the relief of Rosalie P. Deslonde," was read the third time, and passed.

The bill entitled "An act confirming the location of the seat of government of the State of Illinois, and for other purposes," was read the third time, and passed.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill, entitled "An act making appropriations for the public buildings," together with the amendments reported thereto by the Committee on the Public Buildings; and, the amendments having been agreed to, the bill was re-reported to the House accordingly; and, the amendments being concurred in, they were ordered to be engrossed, and the bill read a third time as amended.

The amendments to the bill, entitled "An act further to regulate the entry of merchandise imported into the United States from any adjacent territory," having been reported by the committee

The bill entitled "An act authorizing the President of the United States to remove the land office in the district of Lawrence county, in the Territory of Arkansas," was read the third time, and passed.

The bill entitled "An act for the relief of Bartholomew Duverge," was read the third time, and passed.

The bill entitled "An act to alter the times of holding the district court in the northern district of New York," was read the third time, and passed.

The Senate took up and considered, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill to provide for the due execution of the laws of the United States within the State of Missouri; and the bill having been amended, it was reported to the House accordingly; and the amendments being concurred in, it was ordered to be engrossed and read the third time.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill for the relief of William Whitehead, Joshua Aubin, and James Graham; and, the same having been amended, it was reported to the House accordingly; and, the amendment being concurred in, the bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

It was read the third time by unanimous consent, and passed.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill, entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of Government for the year 1821," together with the amendment reported thereto by the Committee on Finance; and the amendment being agreed to, the bill was reported to the House accordingly, and the amendment was concurred in, and ordered to be engrossed, and the bill be read a third time as amended.

The bill was then read the third time as amended, by unanimous consent, and passed.

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On motion by Mr. KING, of New York, the Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill, entitled "An act to release French ships and vessels entering the ports of the United States prior to the 30th day of June, 1820, from the operation of the act, entitled "An act to impose a new tonnage duty on French ships and vessels, and for other purposes," together with the amendment reported thereto by the Committee on Foreign Relations; and the said amendment having been amended, it was agreed to, and the bill was reported to the House accordingly, and the amendment was concurred in, and ordered to be engrossed, and the bill be read a third time as amended.

On motion by Mr. HORSEY, the Committee on the District of Columbia were discharged from the consideration of the memorial of the inhabitants of said District in favor of a penitentiary.

On motion by Mr. ROBERTS, the Committee on the Public Buildings were discharged from the consideration of the petition of Daniel Carroll and others.

On motion by Mr. KING, of New York, the Committee on Roads and Canals were discharged from the consideration of the memorial of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Company.

The Senate took up and considered, as in Com

It was then read the third time as amended by unanimous consent, and passed. The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Com-mittee of the Whole, the resolution from the House mittee of the Whole, the bill to authorize the Presi- of Representatives authorizing the President of dent of the United States to take possession of the United States to cause astronomical observaEast and West Florida, and to establish a tem- tions to be made to ascertain the longitude of the porary government therein; and, no amendment Capitol, in the City of Washington, from some having been proposed, it was reported to the known meridian in Europe; and, no amendment House, and ordered to be engrossed and read a having been proposed, it was reported to the third time. House, and passed to a third reading.

The resolution was then read the third time by unanimous consent, and passed.

It was then read the third time by unanimous consent, and passed.

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the petition of James Duffee, the petition of Ann Hodge, the petition of George Harpole, the petition of Drury Bettis, and the petition of Elderkin Potter.

Th Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill supplemental to an act, entitled "An act to authorize the appointment of commissioners to lay out the road therein mentioned;" and, no amendment having been made, it was reported to the House, and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill to amend the act, entitled "An act supplementary to an act, entitled 'An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage,' passed the second day of March, 1799;" and the same having been amended, it was reported to the House; and, the amendments being concurred in, the bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill for the relief of Koona-noo-lus-kee, or Challenge, one of the tribe of the Cherokee Indians; and it was laid on the table.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill supplementary to the several acts for adjusting the claims to land and establishing land offices in the districts east of the island of New Orleans; and, on motion by Mr. HORSEY, it was laid on the table.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill for the relief of David Cooper; and, on motion by Mr. WILLIAMS, of Mississippi, it was laid on the table.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Com

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Com-mittee of the Whole, the bill concerning vessels mittee of the Whole, the bill, entitled "An act to employed in the fisheries; and it was laid on the alter and establish certain post roads," together table. with the amendments reported thereto by the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads; and, the amendments having been amended, they were agreed to, and the bill was reported to the House accordingly, and the amendments being concurred in, the bill was further amended; and on the question, "Shall the amendments be engrossed, and the bill be read a third time as amended?" it was determined in the affirmative.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill, entitled "An act to authorize the collectors of customs to pay debentures issued on the exportation of loaf sugar, and spirits distilled from molasses ;" and, no amendment having been proposed, it was reported to the House, and passed to a third reading. The bill was then read the third time by unanimous consent, and passed.

FRIDAY, March 2.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill to authorize the Commissioner of the General Land Office to remit the instalments due on certain lots in Shaw

on the table.

On motion, by Mr. ROBERTS, the Committee on Finance were instructed to inquire into the ex-neetown, in the State of Illinois; and it was laid pediency of providing for the payment of the balance found to be due on the settlement of the accounts of Alexander James Dallas, paymaster of the Pennsylvania militia, on the 30th of June, 1808. On motion by Mr. RUGGLES, the Committee of Claims were discharged from the consideration of

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill to revive and continue in force "An act fixing the compensations of the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives, of the clerks employed

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in their offices, and of the Librarian," approved the 18th day of April, 1818; and, the same having been amended, it was reported to the House accordingly; and, the amendment being concurred in, the bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time. It was then read the third time by unanimous consent, and passed.

The bill supplemental to "An act to authorize the appointment of commissioners to lay out the road therein mentioned," was read the third time, and passed.

The bill to provide for the due execution of the laws of the United States within the State of Missouri, was read the third time, and passed.

The bill to amend the act, entitled "An act supplementary to an act, entitled 'An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage," passed the 2d day of March, 1799, was read the third time, and passed.

The bill entitled "An act making appropriations for the public buildings," was read the third time as amended, and passed.

The amendments to the bill, entitled "An act to alter and establish certain post roads," having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, the bill was further amended by unanimous consent, and was read the third time as amended, and passed.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill, entitled "An act for the relief of John Webster;" and no amendment having been proposed, it was reported to the House, and passed to a third reading. The bill was then read the third time by unanimous consent, and passed.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill, entitled "An act to authorize the President of the United States to establish a port of entry in the district of Sandusky, in the State of Ohio, and for other purposes," together with the amendment reported thereto by the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures; and the amendment having been agreed to, the bill was reported to the House accordingly, and the amendment being concurred in, it was ordered to be engrossed, and the bill read a third time as amended. The bill was then read the third time as amended, and passed.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill, entitled "An act authorizing the Secretary of State to issue letters patent to Thomas Oxley ;" and no amendment having been proposed, it was reported to the House, and passed to a third reading. The bill was then read the third time by unanimous consent, and passed.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill, entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of the Navy of the United States for the year 1821;" and the same having been amended, it was reported to the House accordingly; and the amendment being concurred in, it was ordered to be engrossed and the bill be read a third time as amended. The bill was then read the third time as amended by unanimous consent, and passed.

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The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Daniel McDuff;" and, on motion by Mr. ROBERTS, it was laid on the table.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill, entitled "An act to fix and equalize the pay of the officers in the Army of the United States;" and, on motion by Mr. WILLIAMS, of Tennessee, it was laid on the table.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the resolution from the House of Representatives providing for jails in certain cases for the safe custody of persons imprisoned under the authority of the United States; and, no amendment having been proposed, it was reported to the House, and passed to a third reading. The resolution was then read the third time by unanimous consent, and passed.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill, entitled "An act further to amend the several acts relative to the Treasury, War, and Navy Departments;" and, on motion by Mr. MILLS, it was laid on the table.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Robert Buntin ;" and the same having been amended, it was reported to the House accordingly, and the amendment being concurred in, was ordered to be engrossed and the bill be read a third time as amended.

Mr. THOMAS, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill confirming certain claims to land in the State of Illinois, reported it without amendment; and it was laid on the table.

Ordered, That the following bills which originated in the Senate severally lie on the table, viz: A bill giving the right of pre-emption to William Doak and Noble Osborne; a bill supplementary to an act passed on the 5th of April, 1820, entitled "An act for the relief of John Harding, Giles Harding, John Shute, and John Nichols," a bill concerning divorces and alimony in the District of Columbia; a bill to designate the boundaries of a land district and for the establishment of a land office in the State of Indiana; a bill for the relief of Dean Weymouth; a bill granting to the corporation of the city of Mobile, in the State of Alabama, certain lots of ground in said city; a bill to empower the Levy Court for the county of Washington to discontinue a certain road therein mentioned; a bill explanatory of the act for the relief of John H. Piatt.

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The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the last mentioned bill; and no amendment having been proposed, it was reported to the House; and passed to a third reading. The bill was read the third time by unanimous consent, and passed.

Mr. HOLMES, of Mississippi, communicated a letter signed by a number of chiefs of the Choctaw nation of Indians, addressed to Andrew Jackson and Thomas Hinds, requesting to be permitted by law to become citizens of the United States; and the letter was read, and laid on the table.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill, entitled "An act to authorize the building of lighthouses on Cross and Pond Island, in the harbor of Boothbay, and at the mouth of Oswego river, and placing buoys on the Shoals of Nantucket and Vineyard Sound, near the harbor of Wickford, and on the Altamaha river, and for other purposes," together with the amendments reported thereto by the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures; and the said amendments having been amended, they were agreed to, and the bill was reported to the House accordingly; and, the amendments being concurred in, they were ordered to be engrossed, and the bill be read a third time as amended. The bill was then read the third time as amended by unanimous consent, and passed, and the title was amended to read "An act to authorize the building of lighthouses therein mentioned, and for other purposes."

SATURDAY, March 3.

The credentials of BENJAMIN RUGGLES, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Ohio, for the term of six years, commencing on the fourth instant, were read, and laid on file. The following Message was received from the

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:
To the Congress of the United States:

I communicate to the two Houses of Congress copies of a treaty, this day duly ratified on the part of the United States, concluded and signed at the Indian Springs, on the 8th of January last, with the Creek nation of Indians, in order to such legislative measures as may be necessary for giving effect to it. JAMES MONROE.

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the three resolutions of the 27th February, to compensate certain attendants on the Senate; and the last of them having been amended, they were reported to the House accord-read ingly; and, the amendments being concurred in, the resolutions were ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

WASHINGTON, March 2, 1821.

The Message was read. On motion, by Mr. THOMAS, the Committee on Public Lands were discharged from the consideration of the petition of Levi Chadwick; and, also, from the consideration of the resolution of the 24th January, to grant the right of pre-emption in certain cases.

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of the resolution of the first instant, to provide for the payment of a balance due on the settlement of the accounts of Alexander James Dallas.

On motion, by Mr. SANFORD, the Committee on Finance were discharged from the consideration

On motion, by Mr. RUGGLES, the Committee of Claims were discharged from the consideration of the petition of Josephus B. Stuart.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An act to regulate the location of land warrants and the issuing of patents in certain cases," together with the amendments reported thereto by the Committee on Public Lands; and, the amendments being agreed to, the bill was reported to the House amended; and, the amendments being concurred in, were ordered to be engrossed, and the bill be read a third time as amended. The bill was then the third time as amended by unanimous consent, and passed.

The following resolutions were respectively read a third time, and passed:

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Mr. SANFORD, from the Committee on Finance, reported the last mentioned bill with amendments, which were read. Whereupon, the Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the last mentioned bill, together with the amendments reported thereto by the Committee on Finance; and the amendments having been agreed to, the President reported the bill to the House accordingly; and, the amendments being concurred be read a third time as amended. in, they were ordered to be engrossed, and the bill

The Senate adjourned to seven o'clock, P. M. Seven o'clock, P. M.

A message from the House of Representatives informed the Senate that the House have passed bills of the following titles, viz: "An act to authorize the President of the United States to borrow a sum

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not exceeding four millions five hundred thousand dollars;" "An act for carrying into execution the treaty between the United States and Spain, concluded at Washington on the 22d day of February, 1819;" "An act to amend the act, entitled 'An act for the gradual increase of the Navy of the United States;" "An act to amend an act, entitled 'An act for regulating process in the courts of the United States;" and "An act to establish an additional land office in the Territory of Michigan;" in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The five bills last mentioned were severally read twice by unanimous consent.

The bill, entitled "An act to authorize the President of the United States to borrow a sum not exceeding four millions five hundred thousand dollars," was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. SANFORD, from the Committee on Finance, reported the last mentioned bill with amendments; which were read.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said bill and amendments, as in Committee of the Whole; and, the amendments having been agreed to, the bill was reported to the House accordingly; and the amendments being concurred in, were ordered to be engrossed, and the bill be read a third time as amended. The bill was read the third time as amended by unanimous consent, and passed.

On motion, the title was amended, so as to read "An act to authorize the President of the United States to borrow a sum not exceeding five millions of dollars."

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cess in the courts of the United States;" and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the House, and read the third time by unanimous consent, and passed.

The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled "An act to establish an additional land office in the Territory of Michigan," was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. BARBOUR, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the last mentioned bill without amendment.

A message from the House of Representatives informed the Senate that they have passed a bill, entitled "An act to continue in force an act, entitled 'An act regulating the currency within the United States of the gold coins of Great Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain,' passed on the 29th day of April, 1816, so far as the same relates to the crowns and five franc pieces of France;" in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill last mentioned was twice read by unanimous consent, and it was considered by the Senate, as in Committee of the Whole; and the bill having been amended, it was reported to the House accordingly; and, the amendment being concurred in, was ordered to be engrossed, and the bill be read a third time as amended. The bill was then read the third time as amended, and passed.

A message from the House of Representatives informed the Senate that the House have passed a bill, entitled "An act establishing the salaries of the commissioners and agents appointed under the Treaty of Ghent," in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

They disagree to the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act making appropriations for the military service of the United States for the year 1821."

The Senate proceeded to consider their amendments to the bill last mentioned, disagreed to by the House of Representatives; and,

The amendments to the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled "An act making appropriations for the military service of the United States for the year 1821," having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, the bill was Resolved, That they do insist on their said amendfurther amended, and read the third time by unan-ments, except the last paragraph of the fourth imous consent, and passed. On motion the title amendment, from which they recede. was amended by adding thereto the words and for other purposes.

The bill, entitled "An act for carrying into ecution the treaty between the United States and Spain, concluded at Washington on the 22d day of February, 1819," was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled "An act establishing the salaries of the comex-missioners and agents appointed under the Treaty of Ghent," was twice read by unanimous consent, and considered by the Senate, as in Committee of the Whole; and,

On motion, by Mr. BARBOUR, to strike out after the word "that," in the third line of the first section, the following words:

From and after the first day of January, one thou

sand eight hundred and twenty-one, each commissioner now appointed, or who may be appointed agreeably to the provisions of the Treaty of Ghent, shall be

The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Committee of the Whole, the bill, entitled "An act to amend the act, entitled 'An act for the gradual increase of the Navy of the United States;" and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the House, and read the third time by unanimous consent, and passed. The Senate proceeded to consider, as in Com-continued longer than two years from the said first mittee of the Whole, the bill, entitled "An act to amend the act, entitled 'An act for regulating pro

The Senate proceeded to consider the said bill, as in Committee of the Whole, and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the House, and read a third time by unanimous con-entitled to receive at the rate of twenty-five hundred dolsent, and passed. lars per annum ; and each agent appointed, or who may be appointed as aforesaid, shall be entitled to receive at the rate of twenty-five hundred dollars per annum ; which said sums so allowed to said officers respectively, shall be a full compensation for services and all personal expenses incurred while in the performance of the duties of their respective offices: Provided, That the compensation by this section allowed, shall not be

day of January, 1821.

"SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That each

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