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and Mr. Hugh Nelson reported the same with amendments; which were read and concurred in by the House.

The said bill was then further amended, and ordered to be en: grossed and read a third time on Monday next.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill for the relief of John Anderson; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Pitkin reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and read a third time on Monday next.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill respecting the organization of the army, and for other purposes; and on the bill for the relief of John Work; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Bassett reported the first mentioned bill with amendments, and the last mentioned bill without amendment.

The said amendments were read, and the first thereof concurred in, and the last rejected by the House.

Mr. Thomas M. Nelson then moved further to amend the said bill by inserting therein the following, as the 5th section thereof, viz:

- Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That those soldiers who enlisted for and during the late war with Great Britain, and who served faithfully until the termination thereof was announced by the proclamation of the President of the United States, shall be entitled to the bounty land which they would have been entitled to, had they obtained an honorable discharge."

And on the question to agree to this section,
It was determined in the negative.

The said bill was then further amended and ordered to be eno grossed and read a third time on Monday next.

Ordered, That the bill for the relief of John Work be engrossed and read a third time on Monday next. .

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Cutts, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate disagree to the amendment proposed by this House, to the bill, entitled “ An act to provide for paying to the state of Indiana three per cent. of the nett proceeds arising from the sales of the United States' lands within the same.” They have passed bills, of this House, entitled “ An act concerning the territory of Alabama;' « An act making appropriations for the support of government for the year 1818;" and, - An act for the relief of Narcissus Broutin, and others;" with amendments to the two latter: they have also passed a bill, entitled “ An act concerning navigation," in which amendments and bill they ask the concur- . rence of this House. And then he withdrew..

The bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act concerning navi. gation," was read the first and second time, and referred to the

committee of the whole, to which is committed the bill supplementary to the act regulating the duties on imports and tonnage, passed 27th April, 1816.

The amendment proposed by this House, to the bill from the Senate, entitled "An act to provide for paying to the state of Indiana, three per cent. of the nett proceeds, arising from the sales of the United States' lands within the same," and to which the Senate have disagreed, was read: when,

A motion was made by Mr. Hendricks, that this House insist on the said amendment: this motion was rejected;

And the question was taken, will the blouse recede from their Said amendment.

And passed in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith. * The amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled * An act for the relief of Narcissus Broutin and others,” were read and concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of government for the year 1818,” were read and committed to a committee of the whole House to-day.

The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the said amendments; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Desha reported the agreement of the committee to the said amendments.

They were then again read at the Clerk's table, and concurred în by the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Specd, from the joint committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, yesterday, present to the President of the United States for his approbation, enrolled bills and resolutions of the following titles, viz.

An act to regulate the fees of the public notaries in the county of Washington, in the District of Columbia.

An act for the relief of Cata Bunnell.

An act supplementary to the act, entitled - An act to auth rize the state of Tennessee to issue grants and perfect titles to cei'tain lands therein described, and to settle the vacant and unappropriated land within the same," passed the 18th of April, 1806.

An act concerning the bounty and allowance to fishing vessel in certain cases.

An act to establish the flag of the United States. . A resolution directing medals to be struck, and, together with the thanks of Congress, presented to major general Harrison and governor Shelby, and for other purposes; and,

A resolution requesting the President of the United States to present a sword to colonel Richard M. Johnson.

- And then the House adjoarned.

MONDAY, April 6, 1818. Mr. Bloomfield, presented a petition of James Leander Cathcart, praying to be reimbursed large silms of money, expended by him while in captivity in Algiers, in the support and ransom of other American captives in the same place, between the years 1785, and 1796; as also, for personal services rendered to the United States at the time and place aforesaid.

Mr. Hitchcock, presented a petition of Elizabeth Whitaker, praying compensation for property used and destroyed by the American and British forces in the late war.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee of Claims.

. Mr. Rhea, from the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, made an unfavorable report on the the petition of Robert Farmbrough, which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Seybert, from the committee of Commerce and Manufactures, made a report on the petition of Seth Sprague and others, which was read: when,

Mr. Seybert, reported a bill for the relief of the said Seth Sprague and others; which was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time to-morrow.

Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, from the committee of Claims, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, entitled “An act for the relief of Lemuel H. Osgood,” reported the same withqut amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time to-morrow.

Ordered, That the committee of Claims, be discharged from a further consideration of the petition of Nathan W, Curtis, and that he have leave to withdraw the same

Mr. Lowndes, from the committee of Ways and Means, who were instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the President of the United States, to distribute an additional sum amongst the assessors of the United States, made an unfavorable report thereon; which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That the committee of Ways and Means, be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of Henry Cahoone and others, officers of the revene cutter Active, of Bridges Arendell; Daniel Granger; William Van Duersen, and Oliver Champlin; and that the said petitions lie on the table.

Ordered, I'hat the committee on Military Affairs, be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Catharine M.Cu. loch, and that it be referred to the Secretary of War. '

Mr. Spencer, from the select committee, to whom was referred

the petitions of John Daily and Samuel Thompson, made a report thereon, which was read: when,

Mr. Spencer reported a bill for the relief of the said Samuel Thompson and John Daily, which was read the first and second time and committed to the committee of the whole on the bill for the relief of Miller and Baker.

Ordered, That the committee of the whole, to which is com. mitted the bill for the relief of Henry King, be discharged from the consideration thereof, and that it be referred to the committee of the whole, to which is committed the bill from the Senate, entitled “An act in addition to the act for the relief of John Thompson."

The House took up and proceeded to consider the report of the committee of Ways and Means, of the 19th of February last, on the petition of Mary Graeff; and the resolution therein contained, was read, and is as follows: • Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.

A motion was made by Mr. Sargeant to amend the said resolution, so as to make it read,

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner is reasonable and ought to be granted, and that the committee of Ways and Means be instructed to report a bill to that effect.

And the question being taken so to amend the said resolution,
It passed in the affirmative.

The House took up and proceeded to consider the report of the committee on Naval Affairs, made on the 1st instant, in relation to the necessity of amending the several laws relating to the go. vernment of the navy, as also on the proceedings of sundry courts martial held in the Mediterranean sea for the trial of officers serying in the squadron in that sea; and the question recurred on the motion made by Mr. Johnson, of Virginia, to recommit the said report to the committee on Naval Affairs, with the instructions stated on the journal of the first instant;

And being taken,
It was determined in the negative,

The question was then taken to concur with the committee on Naval Affairs in the following resolution contained in the said report, viz.

- Resolved, That the committee be discharged from further consideration of the several subjects referred to them."

And passed in the affirmative,

The House took up and proceeded to consider the amendment proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of Daniel Burnett, Gibson Clark, and the legal representatives of Hubert Rowel;" and the amendment proposed by the committee on Private Land Claims to the said amendment being read,

Mr. Poindexter, the acting chairman of the said committee, withdrew the said amendment.

'. The amendment proposed by the Senate to the said bill was. then read and concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
Engrossed bills of the following titles, to wit:

An act t enable the people of the Illinois territory to form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into the Union, on an equal footing with the original states.

An act for the relief of John Anderson.
An act for the relief of John Work; and,

An act respecting the organization of the army and for other purposes, were severally read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the titles be as aforesaid, and that the Clerk carry the sail bills to the Senate and ask their concurrence therein.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Navy transmitting the proceedings of the court martial held for the trial of Franklin Wharton, lieutenant colonel of marines; which was read and ordered to lie on the table,

On motion of Mr. Forsyth, Resolved, That the committee of Ways and Means, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of limiting the allowance of drawback of duties upon merchandise, to merchandise imported into the United States, and exported therefrom in American vessels.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Joseph Jones Monroe, bis Secretary, notifying that the President did, on the 3d instant, approve and sign,

An act respecting the courts of the United States, within the State of New York.

An act altering the time for holding a session of the district court in the district of Maine.

An act to provide for the erection of a court house, jail, and public offices within the County of Alexandria in the District of Columbia.

An act to provide for the execution of the laws of the United States, within the state of Mississippi.

A resolution directing the Secretary for the Department of State, to prepare an Index to the acts and resolutions of Congress alter the close of every session;

And, on the 4th instant, an act to establish the flag of the United States.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Wilson, 'of Pennsylvania, from the joint committee for Enrolled Bills, reported, that the committee had examined enrolled biils of the following titles, to wit:

An act making appropriations for the support of government for the year 1818.

An act for the relief of Narcissus Broutin and others.
Au act concerning the Territory of Alabaina.

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