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GILES, CRAWPORD, GREGG, FRANKLIN, LLOYD, ine into that subject, and report thereon to the BRADLEY, and Pope, were appointed the com. Senate; and that the committee have leave to mittee.

report by bill, bills, or otherwise.". And having The following Message was received from the agreed, therelo. Messrs. WORTHINGTON, Pope, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED States:

CAMPBELL of Tennessee, CRAWFORD, and GREGG, To the Senate of the United States:

were appointed the committee. I now lay before Congress two letters to the Depart- The Senate resumed the motion made the 8th ment of State, one from the present Plénipotentiary of instant, for the appointment of Chaplains, and France, the other from his predecessor, which were agreed thereto. not included among the documents accompanying my Mr. BRADLEY presented the petition of the DiMessage of the 5th instant, the translation of them be- rectors of the Washington Canal Company, pray. ing not then completed.

ing to be empowered by law to raise the sum of JAMES MADISON.

$52,500, by small annual lotteries, as authorized NOTEXBIR 7, 1811.

by an act of the Legislature of the State of MaryThe Message and letters therein referred to land, of November, 1795. to enable them to comwere read, and twelve hundred and fifty copies plete the canal, and to drain the ground through thereof ordered to be printed for the use of the which it runs; and the petition was read, and Sepate, and annexed to the documents with the ordered to lie on the table. Message of the 5th instant.

Mr. Lloyd presented the memorial and petiThe Senate resumed the consideration of the tion of J. and E. Phillips and others, citizens of motion submitted yesterday," that so much of the the United States, resident in Boston, in the disMessage of the President of the United States trict of Massachusetts, importers of iron and other as relates to the evasions and infractions of the hardware from England, praying that provision commercial laws thereof, be referred to a select may be made by law for the importation of such committee, with instructions to examine into goods, wares, and merchandise, as were by them the subject and report thereon to the Senate, bona fide purchased on or before the 2d day of and thai the committee have leave to report by February last, in the dominions of Great Britain ; bill, bills, or otherwise;" and having agreed or sach other relief as the wisdom and justice of thereto, Messrs. Smith of Maryland, TAYLOR, Congress may devise. And the petition was read, GILMAN, GOODRICH, and ANDERSON, were ap- and ordered to lie on the table. pointed the committee.

On motion by Mr. ANDERSON, the consideraation of the other resolutions submitted yesterday

TUESDAY, November 12. was postponed till Monday.

ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, from the State of Ohio, took his seat in the Senate.

Mr. Giles presented the petition of Larkin MONDAY, November 11.

Smith, collector of the district of Norfolk and JAMES TURNER, appointed a Senator by the Le Portsmouth, in Virgioia, praying additional comgislature of the State of North Carolina, for the pensation, for reasons stated at large in his petiterm of six years, commencing on the 4th day of tion; which was read, and referred to a select March last, produced his credentials; which were committee, to consider and report thereon by bill read, and the oath prescribed by law was admin or otherwise. Messrs. Giles, SMITH of Maryland, istered to him, and he took his seat in the Senate. and BRADLEY, were appointed the committee.

Mr. LEIB asked and obtained leave to briog in A message from the House of Representatives a bill to authorize the transportation of certain informed the Senate that the House have passed documents free of postage; and the bill was read a bill, entitled " An act to authorize the transportthe first and second time by unanimous consent, ation of certain documents free of postage;" in and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time which they desire the concurrence of the Senate.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the They copcur in the resolution of the Senate, of motion of the 7th instaat, " that so much of the the ilth instant, for the appointment of ChapMessage of the President of the United States lains. as relates to the manufactures thereof, be referred The bill brought up for concurrence was twice 10 a select committee, with instructions to exam- read, by unanimous consent, and ordered to the ine into that subject, and report thereon to the third readiog. Senate; and that the committee have leave to Mr. Smth, of Maryland, asked and obtained

report by bill, bills, or otherwise.” And having leave to bring in a bill making further provision agreed to the motion, Messrs. VARNUM, WORTH- for the Corps of Engideers. The bill was read, INGTON, BRADLEY, Condit, and Dana, were ap- and ordered to the second reading. pointed the committee.

On motion by Mr. BRADLEY, the petition of the The consideration of the other resolution, sub- President and Directors of the Washington Canal mitted the 7th instant, was further postponed. Company, presented yesterday, was referred to a

The Senate resumed the consideration of the seleci.committee, to consider and report thereon motion made on the 8th_instant, "that so much by bill or otherwise. Messrs. BRADLEY, SMITH of the Message of the President of the United of Maryland, and GAILLARD, were appointed the States as relates to Indian affairs be referred to commiitee. 'a select committee, with instructions to exam. On motion of Mr. LLOYD, the petition of J. and

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E. Phillips and others, presented yesterday, was

THURSDAY, November 14. referred to a select committee, to consider and The Senate resumed the motion made yesterreport thereon by bill or otherwise; and Messrs, day, by Mr. Smith, of Maryland; and, on motion LLOYD, Bradley, and FRANKLIN, were appointed by Mr. Lloyd, it was agreed thai the further conthe committee.

sideration thereof be postponed until to-morrow.

The Senate resumed the motion made yesterday,

by Mr. WORTHINGTON; and, WEDNESDAY, November 13.

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to The PRESIDENT communicated the memorial inquire if any, and, if any, what, further provisions of Matthew Lyon, stating that he was fined and or alterations are necessary for the disposition of imprisoned under the law commonly called the the public lands of the United States, and that sedition act, and praying remission of the fine, for they have leave to report by bill or othorwise. reasons stated at large in his memorial; which Messrs. WoThington, FRANKLIN, GREGG, was read.

GOODRICH, and BRADLEY, were appointed the The bill making further provision for the Corps

committee. of Engineers was read the second time, and re

Mr. Bradley asked and obtained leave to bring ferred to a select committee, to consider and report in a bill for the relief of Charles Minifie; and the thereon; and Messr:, Smith of Maryland, Anbill was read and passed to a second reading. DERSON, BRADLEY, CRAWFORD, and GERMAN, were The following Message was received from the appointed the committee.

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES :
Mr. Bradley gave notice that to-morrow he To the Senate and House of
should ask leave to bring in a bill for the relief of Representatives of the United States :
Charles Minifie.

I communicate to Congress copies of a corresponThe bill from the House of Representatives, dence between the Envoy Extraordinary and Minister entitled "An act to authorize the transportation Plenipotentiary of Great Britain and the Secretary of of certain documents free of postage,” was read State, relative to the aggressions committed by a Britthe third time, and passed.

ish ship of war on the United States frigate ChesaOn motion by Mr. Bradley, the bill originating ference between the two countries is terminated by an

peake, by which it will be seen that that subject of difin the Senate to authorize the transportation of offer of reparation, which has been acceded tu. certain documents free of postage, was postponed

JAMES MADISON. to the first Monday in December next.

Washington, Nov. 13, 1811. The Senate proceeded to the election of a Chaplain to Congress on their parı, in pursuance of the

The Message and papers therein referred to resolution of the two Houses; and, on counting

were read and ordered to lie on the table. the ballots, it appeared that the Rev.John BRECK- the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED States:

The following Message was also received from ENRIDGE had a majority, and was accordingly elected.

To the Senate and House of Mr. Smith, of Maryland, submitted the follow

Representatives of the United States :

I lay before Congres the result of the census lately ing motion for consideration :

taken of the inhabitants of the United States, with a Resolved, 'That the President of the United States be letter from the Secretary of State relative thereto. requested to cause to be laid before this House, infor

JAMES MADISON. mation whether tobacco of the growth of the United NOVEMBER 13, 1811. States may be purchased by the regie to the full extent of the consumption of France; if not, in what propor

The Message and documents therein referred to tion may such tobacco be purchased by the regie ; whe

were read and ordered to lie on the table. ther the supplies of tobacco imported into France (and which may be transported through France into Ger. many and other European States) is subjected to a

Friday, November 15. transit duty; if so, what is the amount of such duty. A message from the Houre of Representatives And, also, to cause to be laid before this House a tariff informed the Senate that the House have appointof the duties imposed by France on such of the produce ed the Reverend Mr. SNethen Chaplain to Conand manufactures of the United States the entry of gress for the present session, on their part. which is permitted, and particularly of tobacco, cotton, The bill for the relief of Charles Minifie was fish oil

, and dried fish, and stating (if any) the differ- read the second time, and referred to a select comence of duty charged on such goods imported from the mittee, to consider and report thereon; and on United States, and similar articles when introduced balloting, Messrs. Giles, Bradley, and Goodinto France from other States, either over land or

RICH, were elected. otherwise,

On motion by Mr. Bradley, he was excused, Mr. WORTHINGTON submitted the following as was also Mr. Gregg, standing the next highest motion for consideration :

on the ballot ; and it was agreed that Messrs. Resolved, That a committee, be appointed to inquire Giles, GOODRICH, and Franklin, be the comif any, and, if any, what, further provision or alterations mittee. are necessary for the disposition of the public lands of The Senate resumed the motion made the 13th the United States, and that they have leave to report instant, by Mr. Smith, of Maryland ; and, on moby bill or otherwise.

tion, by Mr. Taylor, it was agreed that the fur

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ther consideration thereof be postponed to Mon- WORTHINGTON, and Bibb, were appointed the day next.

committee. Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, gave notice, that on The bill, entitled "An act to alter the time of Monday next he should ask leave to bring in a holding one of the terms of the district court in bill to authorize the surveying and marking of the District of Maine," was read the second time, certain roads in the State of Ohio, as contempla- and ordered to a third reading. ted by the treaty of Brownstown, in the Territory of Micbigan. On motion, by Mr. LEIB, the Secretary of the

WEDNESDAY, November 20. Sedate was directed to procure, from the Depart

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, presented the memoment of State, a proportionate number of the rial of the representatives of the Religious Society printed copies of the third census for the use of of Friends of the yearly meeting held in Baltithe members, which the Message of the President more, stating that a traffic has been carried on in of the United States announced as being in that negroes and people of color, in which those of Department, subject to the order of Congress.

the latter description, entitled to freedom, are frequently deprived thereof, and praying for a revi.

sion of the law in relation to this subject; and Monday, November 18.

the memorial was read, and referred to a select Mr. CAMPBELL, of Ohio, asked and obtained committee, to consider and report thereon by bill leave to bring in a bill 10 authorize the surveying or otherwise; and Messrs. Smith, of Maryland, and marking of certain roads in the State of Ohio. Taylor, and Tait, were appointed the committee. as contemplated by the treaty of Brownstown, in A message from the House of Representatives the Territory of Michigan ; and the bill was read, informed the Senate that the House have passed and passed to the second reading.

a bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Abraham The Senate resumed the consideration of the Whipple, late a Captain in the Navy of the Uni-. motion made the 13th instant, by Mr. Smith, of red States;" also, a bill entitled "An act extendMaryland ; and, on motion, by Mr. Lloyd, the ing the time for opening the several Land Offices original motion was amended and agreed to as established in the Territory of Orleans ;" in which follows:

bills they desire the concurrence of the Senate. Resolved, That the President of the United States

The bills last mentioned were read, and severally be requested to cause to be laid before this House in- passed to the second reading. formation whether tobacco of the growth of the United

The bill entitled "An act to alter the time of States may be purchased by the Administration en holding one of the terms of the district court in regie to the full extent of the consumption of France; the District of Maine ;" was read the third time if not, in what proportion may such tobacco be pur- and passed. chased by the Administration en regie ; whether the surplus of tobacco imported into France (and which may be transported through France and Germany and

TAURSDAY, November 21. other European States) is subjected to a transit duty ;

The bill, entitled "An act extending the time if so, what is the amount of such duty : And whether for opening the several Land Offices established the surplus above mentioned may be exported by sea in the Territory of Orleans," was read the second to any country in amity with France. And also, to me, and referred to a select committee, to concause to be laid before this House a tariff of the duties sider and report, thereon, and Messrs. CAMPBELL, imposed by France on such of the produce and manu- of Ohio, FRANKLIN, and Cutts, were appointed factures of the United States, the entry of which is the committee. permitted, and particularly of tobacco, cotton, fish oil, The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of and dried fish, and stating (if any) the difference of Abraham Whipple, late a Captain in the Navy of duty charged on such goods imported from the United the United States," was read the second time, and States and simịlar articles when introduced into France referred to a select committee to consider and re"from other States, either over land or otherwise.

port thereon ; and Messrs. BRADLEY, FRANKLIN, A message from the House of Representatives and GOODRICH, were appointed the committee. informed the Senate that the House have passed a bill, entitled "An act to alter the time of holding one of the terms of the district court in the Dis

FRIDAY, November 22. trict of Maine ;' in which they desire the concur

JONATHAN ROBINSON, from the State of Verrence of the Senate.

mont, took his seat in the Senate, The bill last brought up for concurrence was

Mr. CAMPBELL, of Ohio, from the committee to read, and passed to the second reading.

whom was referred the bill to authorize the surveying and marking of certain roads in the State

of 'Ohio, as contemplated by the treaty of BrownsTuesday, November 19.

town, in the Territory of Michigan, reported the The bill to authorize the surveying and mark. bill without amendment, and the bill was considing of certain roads in the State of Ohio, as con- ered as in Committee of the Whole, and no templated by the treaty of Brownstown, in the amendments baving been proposed, the bill was Territory of Michigan, was read the second time ordered to be engrossed and read a third time. and referred 10 a select committee, to consider and Mr. Tait presented the petition of Thomas report the reon, and Messrs. CamPBELL, of Ohio, / O'Bannon, a citizen of Madison county, in the

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Mississippi Territory, stating that he had entered and the memorial was read, and referred to a seat the Land Office for said county a quarter sec- leci committee, to consider and report thereon tion of land and paid the first instalment, and by bill or otherwise; and Messrs. Giles, BRADobtained a certificate, but that he had since dis- Ley, and CRAWFORD, were appointed the comcovered that the boundaries were erroneously mittee. marked by the surveyor, and praying relief; and Mr. Leib gave notice that to-morrow he should the petition was read, and referred to a select com- ask leave to bring in a bill making a further apmitiee, to consider and report thereon by bill or propriation for the support of a library. otherwise. Messrs. Tait, REED, and CAMPBELL, Mr. Lloyd stated that one of the signers of of Ohio, were appointed the Committee.

the memorial of Howard, Fitch, and Lloyd, is a

distant relation, and on his suggestion, the comMonday, November 25.

mittee to whom the memorial was yesterday reWilliam Hunter, appointed a Senator by the ferred was excused; and it was referred to Messrs. Legislature of the State of Rhode Island and Pro- Goodrich, Smith of Maryland, and Bradley, LO vidence Plantations, in place of Christopher

consider and report thereon by bill or otherwise. Grant Champlin, resigned, produced his creden

Mr. BRADLEY calied up the petition of Moses tials, was qualified, and took his seat in the Senate. Austin and John R. Jones, presented on the 21st Mr. Smith, of New York, presented the me

January last, praying an incorporation of themmorial of Howard, Fitch, and Lloyd, native cit- selves and such other persons as shall hereafter izens of the United States, and merchants of the subscribe to an institution for the purpose of min. city of New York, stating, that, in consequence read and referred to a select committee, to cop,

ing and smelting of lead; and the petition was of an agreement concluded on the 22d October, sider and report thereon by bill or otherwise ; and 1808, they have at this time a large quantity of furs lying in Montreal, for which they have ac

Messrs. BRADLEY, Cutts, and Gregg, were aptually paid, but are prevented, by the existing non

pointed the cominillee. importation act, from introducing into the United informed the Senate that the House have passed

A message from the House of Representatives States, and praying relief; and the memorial was read, and referred to Messrs. LLOYD, BRADLEY,

a bill, entitled “An act for the apportionment of and FRANKLIN, the committee to whom was re

Representatives among the several States, acferred, on the 12th instant, the memorial of J. and cording to the third enumeration;" in which bill E. Phillips and others, to consider and report

they desire the concurrence of the Senate. thereon by bill or otherwise,

The bill last brought up for concurrence was Mr. Gilman, from the committee, reported the read, and passed to the second reading. bill to authorize the surveying and marking of certain roads in the State of Ohio, as contempla

WEDNESDAY, November 27. ted by the treaty of Brownstown, in the Territory Mr. CAMPBELL, of Ohio, from the committee of Michigan, correctly engrossed; and the bill to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act exwas read the third time, and the blanks filled. tending the time for opening ihe several land offi

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title ces established in the Territory of Orleans," rethereof be "An act to authorize the surveying and ported the bill amended; and the amendment was marking of certain roads in the State of Ohio, as read and agreed to, as in Committee of the Whole; contemplated by the treaty of Brownstown, in the and the President reported the bill to the House Territory of Michigan."

accordingly; and the bill was ordered to be read A message from the House of Representatives a third time as amended. informed the Senate that the House have passed The bill, entitled "An act for the apportiona resolution for the appointment of a committee ment of Representatives among the several States,

part, jointly with such committee as may according to the third census,' was read the secbe appointed on the part of the Senate, to have ond time and made the order of the day for Monthe direction of the money appropriated to pur day next. chase books for the use of the Library of the Uni- Pursuant to notice given, Mr. LEIB asked and ted States.

obtained leave to bring in a bill making a further The resolution last mentioned was read. appropriation for the support of a library; and

The President laid before the Senate the re- the bill was read and passed to the second reading. port of the Secretary for the Department of the Mr. BRADLEY, from the committee to whom Treasury, prepared in obedience to the act, enti- was referred the bill, entitled "An act for the retled "An act to establish the Treasury Depart- lief of Abraham Whipple, late a Captain in the meni,” which, together with the accompanying Navy of the United States," reported it without documents, were read and ordered to lie on the amendment, and it was ordered to a third reading. table.

Thursday, November 28.
Tuesday, November 26.

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from the Committee Mr. Giles presented the memorial of Robert to whom was referred the bill making further R. Livingston and Robert Fulton, praying for a provision for the Corps of Engineers, reported it further extension of their patents granted for without amendment. steamboats, for reasons therein stated at-large; The bill making a further appropriation for the

on their

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support of a library was read a second time; and Mr. Corts presented the petition of Thomas ordered to be engrossed and read a third time. Brown, à citizen of Portsmouth, in New Hamp

A message from the House of Representatives shire, stating that the ship General Eaton, of informed the Senate that the House have passed which he was owner, sailed from London on the a bill, entitled "An act for the ef of Josiah H. 27th November, 1810, and from the Downs on Webb;" in which they desire the concurrence of the 4th December following, bound to Charlestbe Senate.

lon, in South Carolina, in ballast; and that, on The bill last mentioned was read, and passed the 6th of December, the said ship was captured to the second reading.

by two French privateers and carried to Calais Mr. Giluan, from the committee, 'reported the and there detained ; and praying the interposition amendment to the bill

, entitled "An act extend of the Legislature, for reasons stated in the petiing the time for opening the several land offices tion; which was read, and referred to the Secreestablished in the Territory of Orleans," correctly tary for the Department of State, to consider and engrossed; and the bill was read the third time report thereon io the Senate. as amended, and passed.

Mr. REED submitted the following motion for Mr. Tait, from the committee appointed to consideration: consider the subject, reported a bill for the relief Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inquire of Thomas O'Bannon, and the bill was read, and whether any, and what, alterations are necessary in passed to the second reading,

the rules and articles for the better government of the JAMES A. BAYARD, from the State of Delaware, troops raised or to be raised by the United States, and took his seat in the Senate.

that the committee bave leave to report by bill, bills, or

otherwise. FRIDAY, November 29.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the The oath prescribed by law was administered Whole; the bill, entitled "An act for the apportionto Mr. BAYARD, his credentials having been read ment of Representatives among the several States and filed during the last session.

according to the third enumeration." Mr. GILMAN, from the committee, reported the

Oa motion, by Mr. BAYARD, to strike out of bill making a further appropriation for the sup

line five the words "thirty-seven," it was deterport of a library, correctly engrossed; and the bill mined in the affirmative-yeas 18, nays 16, as was read a third time and passed.

follows: The bill for the relief of Thomas O'Bannon YEAs--Messrs Bayard, Bradley, Crawford, Cutts, was read the second time.

Dana, German, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, Horsey, • The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Jo- Howell, Hunter, Leib, Lloyd, Robinson, Smith of siah H. Webb," was read the second time.

New York, Tait, and Varnum. Tbe PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the re

Nárs-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Brent, Campbell port of the Secretary for the Department of the of Ohio, Campbell of Tennessee, Condit, Franklin, Treasury, prepared in obedience to the directions Gaillard, Giles, Lambert, Pope, Reed, Smith of Mary. of the act, entitled "An act regulating the cur

land, Taylor, Turner, and Worthington. rency of foreign coins in the United States," On motion, by Mr. Taylor, to fill the blank passed April 10, 1806; and the report was read with "forty," it was determined in the negative and ordered to lie on the table.

yeas 13, says 21, as follows: The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Yung-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Campbell of TenWhole, the bill, entitled "An act for the relief of nessee, Condit, Franklin, Gaillard, Gilman, Gregg, Abraham Whipple, late a Captain in the Navy Lambert, Leib, Pope, Taylor, and Turner. of the United Siates ;" and the bill was ordered Nárs--Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Brent, Campbell to the third reading:

of Ohio, Crawford, Cutts, Dana, German, Giles, GoodOn motion, by Mr. GERMAN, it was agreed, that rich, Horsey, Howell, Hunter, Lloyd, Reed, Robinson, the bill making a further provision for the Corps Smith of Maryland, Smith of New York, Tait, Varof Engineers, be made the order of the day for num, and Worthington. Tuesday Dext.

On motion, by Mr. BAYARD, to insert the words " thirty-five,” in lieu of the words stricken out, it

was determiaed in the negative-yeas 22, nays Monday, December 2.

12, as follows: Mr. LEIB presented the petition of Thomas F. YEA5-Messrs. Bayard, Bradley, Brent, Crawford, Wharton, of the city

of Philadelphia, statiog that Cutts, Dana, German, Giles, Gilman, Goodrich, Gregg, he is the owner of the schooner

. Esparanza, a Horsey, Howell, Hunter, Leib, Lloyd, Reed, Robinson, Spanish built vessel, purchased at Sierra Leone Smith of Maryland, Smith of New York, Tait, and in the year 1810, by Samuel Richardet, master Varnum, of the schooner Ariadne, to bring home the cargo

Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bibb, Campbell of Ohio, of the schooner last mentioned, she having been Campbell of Tennekee, Condit, Franklin, Gaillard, condemned as pot seaworthy; and that at the time Lambert, Pope, Taylor, Turner, and Worthington. of the purchase of the Esparanza, he had no And the bill having been amended on the foreknowledge of the act, entitled "An act to prevent going principles, the President reported it to the the issuing of sea-letters, except to certain vessels," House accordingly; and the bill was ordered to and praying relief; and the petition was read, and be read a third time as amended. ordered to lie on the iable.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the

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