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pointed of the con Md. and Mr. Purnment.
pending before them, and which it is indispensable to act upon previous to the adjournment.
Mr. Smith, of Md. and Mr. Yancey, were appointed of the cominittee on the part of this House.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith
On motion of Mr. Wilkin, Resolved, That the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of allowing to Joseph Morrel, the amount of certificate No. 12,171, signed Timothy Pickering, issued on the 1st January 1782. .
Ordered, That the committee of the whole House, to which is committed the bill for the relief of infirm, disabled and superannuated officers and soldiers; and the bill making provision for three additional military academics, be discharged from a further consideration of the same, and that the said bills be postponed indefinitely.
The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill to enable the people of the western part of the Mississippi Territory to furn a constitution and State government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States; to which commitee of the whole House was also committed the bill from the Senate for the same purpose and of the same title; as also, he bill of this House for the admission of the whole Territory into the Union as a State on an equal footing with the original States; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Bassett reported the bill from the Senate without annend. nient, and asked leave for the committee of the whole House to sit again on the residue of the erder.
Ordered, That said the committee of the whole House have leave to sit again..
The House proceeded to consider the said bill from the Senate: When,
A motion was made by Mr. Pickens, to strike out all the said bill after the enacting clause, and in lieu thereof, to insert the bill reported by a select committee of this House on the 17th ultimo, for the admission of the whole Territory into the Union as a State.
And on the question Shall the bill be so amended ?"
It was determined in the negative.
And the question being taken thereon,
Nays....80 The yeas and nays being required by one fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the allirmative, are
Wm. P. Maclay,
Mr. Smith, Md.
Those who voted in the negative, are
A'motion was then made by Mr. Taylor, of N. Y. to amend the said bill, by inserting in the 4th section thereof, after the words “ United States," in the 9th line of that section, these words:
And that in case the said convention shall form. a com stitution and state government for the people of the said Territory of Mississippi, the said convention, as soon thereafter, as may be, is hereby required to cause to be transmitted to Congress, a true and attested copy of such constitution or frame of state government, as shall be formed and provided by the said convention; and if the same shall not be disapproved by Congress at its next session after the receipt thereof, the said State shall be admitted into the Union upon the same footing with the original States.
And the question being taken thereon,
It was determined in the negative. Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time to-morrow.
The bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act to provide for the purchase and distribution of the laws of the United States,” was read the first and second time, and committed to a committee of the whole House to-morrow.
The bill from the Senate, entitled “ Ad act for
the relief of the legal representatives of Francis Cazeau, late merchant at Montreal,” was read the first and second time, and referred to the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims.
Engrossed bills of the following titles, to wit:
An act making an appropriation for opening and cutting out a road therein described; .
An act to amend the act, entitled “ An act granting bounties io land and extra pay to certain Canadian volunteers,” passed on the 5th March, 1816; And
An act for the relief of certain officers; were severally read the third time and passed.
Ordered, That the titles thereof be as aforesaid and that the Clerk carry the same to the Senate and ask their concurrence therein.
Ordered, That the committee of the whole House, to which is committed the bill to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy, be discharged from a further consideration of the same, and that the said bill be postponed indefinitely
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Cutts, their Secretary :
Mr. Speaker–The Senate have received official information that the President of the United States did on the 22d instant, approve and siga enrolled bills of the following titles. to wit:
An act to repeai the second section of an act entitled “ An act concerning the pay of officers, seamen and marines in the pavy of the United
An act directing the discharge of Lewis Oliaste from imprisonment;
An act providing for the division of certain quarter sections in future sales of the public lands;
Ao act in addition to an act for the relief of