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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill entitled “An act for the relief of Samuel F. Hooker,” in which they ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The said bill was read the first and second time and referred to the committee of Claims.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Joseph Jones Monroe, his Secretary, notifying, that the President did, on the 3d instant, approve and sign an act for the relief of John Bate; and on the 9th instant,

An act concerning the territory of Alabama.

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

An act for the relief of Narcissus Broutin and others.

An act to incorporate a Fire Insurance Company in the City of Washington; and,

An act confirming the claim of Tobias Rheams, to a tract of land granted to him by the Spanish government.

Bills from the Senate of the following titles, to wit:

An act in addition to an act, entitled "An act for the relief 'of John Thompson."

An act to incorporate the Mechanic Relief Society of Alexalidria; and,

An act to repeal part of the act, entitled “An act to provide for surveying the coasts of the United States;” were severally read the third time and passed.

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

An act for the relief of the widow and children of Jacob Graeíf, deceased.

An act for the relief of Benjamin Berry.
An act for the relief of Mary Sullivan.

An act for the relief of Jonathan Amory, jr. and the representatives of Thomas C. Amory, deceased.

An act to incorporate the Columbian Institute for the promotion of arts and sciences.

An act to authorize the payment in certain cases, on account of Treasury Notes, which have been lost or destroyed; and,

An act to increase the pay of the militia while in actual service, 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 said bills to the Senate and ask their concurrence therein.

An engrossed bill for the relief of Josiah Bullock, was read the third time, and rejected by the House. Ordered, That the bill for the relief of Henry King, be com

. mitted to the committee of the whole, to which is committed the bill for the relief of the owners of the ship Ariadne and her cargo.

The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the said bill for the relief of the owners of the ship Ariadne and her cargo; and on the bill for the relief of Henry King; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Pitkin reported the said bills without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bills be engrossed and severally read a third time to-morrow.

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

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and read a third time to-moprow.

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

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

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill for the relief of a company of rangers; also, on the bill for the relief of captain Benjamin Johnson and captain Henry Gist, and on the bill for the relief of a company of volunteer mounted cavalry; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Pitkin reported the said bills without amendment. The lat. ter bill was then amended, and it was

Ordered, That the said bills be engrossed and severally read a third time to-morrow.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have postponed to the 1st day of July next, the bill, entitled "An act authorizing John Taylor to be placed on the list of nary pensions." They have disagreed to the amend

ent proposed by this House to the bill, entitled “An act to make valid certain acts of the justices of the peace in the District of Columbia.” They have passed the bill, entitled “An act to provide for the publication of the laws of the United States, and for other purposes," with amendments. They have also passed bills of the following titles, viz. “An act for the relief of John Hall, late a major of marines;" and "An act in addition to an act to prohibit the introduction of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States, from and after the first day of January, in the year of our Lord, 1808, and to repeal certain parts of the same;" in which amendments and bills they ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill supplementary to the act regulating the duties on imports and tonnage, passed 27th April, 1816; and on the bill from the Senate, entitled "An act concerning navigation;" and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Bassett reported the bill from the Senate without amendment, and asked leave for the committee to sit again on the bill of this House.

Ordered, That the committee of the whole, have leave to sit again on the said bill.

And then the House adjourned.

SATURDAY, April 11, 1818.

Mr. Herrick presented petitions of sundry inhabitants of the state of Ohio, praying to be permitted to make payment for lands purchased of the United States, in such bank notes as may be current in said state.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Wilson, of Pennsylvania, from the joint committee for Enrolled Bills, reported, that the committee did, yesterday, present to the President of the United States the enrolled bills, the examination of wbich was last reported.

Mr. Wilson also reported that the committee had examined enrolled bills of the following titles, to wit:

An act to repeal part of the act, entitled “ An act to provide for surveying the coasts of the United States."

An act to incorporate the Mechanic Relief Society of Alexandria.

An act, in addition to an act, entitled “An act for the relief of John Thompson;" and had found the same to be truly enrolled: when,

The Speaker signed the said bills.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Ingham, from the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, who were instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing in one of the western states, a branch of the General Post Office for the purpose of making contracts for the conveyance of the mail, and to correct abuses in that department, made a report: which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Lowndes, from the committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill supplementary to the several acts making appropriations for the year 1818; which was read the first and second tine and committed to a committee of the whole on Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Owen, Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post route from Duplin court house to Newbern, in North Carolina.

Mr. Poindexter, from the committee on Private Land Ciaims, to which was referred the bill from the Su..te, entitled " An act

confirming Anthony Cavalier and Peter Petit in their claim to a a tract of land,” reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill lie on the table.

Ordered, That the committee on Private Land Claims be dis. charged from the further consideration of the petition of Noel Mongrain, and that leave be given to withdraw the same.

Orderedl, That the said committee be also discharged from the further consideration of the petitions, and other matters, referred to them at the present session, upon which they have not acted.

Ordered, That leave be given to withdraw the petitions of Oliver Pilsipher, Neil M.Coy, and Henry Tubberman.

Ordered, That the committee on Military Affairs be discharg. ed from the further consideration of the petition of Stephen Jenks and Sons, and that it lie on the table.

Ordered, That the committee of the whole, to which is committed the bill to increase the duties on certain manufactured articles imported into the United States, be discharged, and that the said bill be committed to the committee of the whole to which is committed the bill to increase the duties on iron in bars and bolts, iron in pigs, castings, nails, and alum, and to disallow the drawback of duties on the re-exportation of gun powder.

Mr. Barbour, of Virginia, from the committee to whom was referred the message of the President of the United States of the 27th March, 1818, and accompanying documents, upon the subject of the expense incurred under the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th articles of the treaty of Ghent, with instructions to inquire into the nature and causes of said expenses, and into the principles upon which the commissioners under the 6th and 7th articles of said treaty bave proceeded in the execution thereof, made a report thereon; which was read and referred to a committee of the whole on Tuesday next.

The bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act for the relief of John Hall, late a major of marines," was read the first and second time and referred to the committee of Claims.

The bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act in addition to An act to prohibit the introduction of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States, from and after the 1st day of January, in the year of our Lord, 1808,' and to repeal certain parts of the same," was read the first and second time, and referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

The amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act to provide for the publication of the laws of the United States, and for other purposes,” were read and referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

The House took up and proceeded to consider the message from the Senate, announcing their disagreement to the amendment proposed by this House to the bill, entitled « An act to make valid certain acts of the justices of the peace, in the District of Columbia:” whereupon,

It was determined in the negative, {Nays....

Resolved, That this House insist on their said amendment and ask a conference with the Senate upon the subject matter thereof, and that managers be appointed to attend the said conference on the part of this House; and,

Mr. Pindall, Mr. Herbert, and Mr. Trimble, were appointed the said managers.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Ordered, That the report of the Secretary of State, upon the petition of Jonathan Elliot, together with the said petition, be referred to a select committee, and Mr. Burwell, Mr. Johnson of Kentucky, and Mr. Simkins, were aspointed the said committee.

An engrossed bill for the relief of the owners of the ship Ari. adne, and her cargo, was read the third time. And on the question, Shall it pass ?

Yeas......... .....52,

..82. The yeas and nays being required by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are
Mr. Adams,

Mr. Lowndes, Mr. Schuyler,
Allen, Mass.
Mason, R. I.

Sergeant,
Austin,
Mercer,

Seybert,
Baldwin,
Miller,

Sherwood,
Bloomfield,
Moseley,

Slocumb,
Butler,
Jer. Nelson,

S. Smith,
Campbell,
Ogden,

Alex. Smyth,
Darlington,
Pawling,

Stewart, N.C.
Hall, Del.
Peter,

Stuart, Ma.
Herkimer,
Pindall,

Terry,
Holmes, Con.
Pitkin,

Townsend,
Hopkinson,
Pleasants,

Upham,
Huntington,
Poindexter,

Westerlo,
Irving, N. Y.
Reed,

Whitman,
Kirtland,
Rice,

Williams, Con.
Lawyer,
Richards,

Wilson, Mass.
Linn,

Ruggles,
Livermore,

Sawyer,
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mr. Allen, Vt.
Mr. Crafts,

Mr. Folger,
Ball,
Crawford,

Forney,
Barbour, Va.
Cruger,

Forsyth,
Bassett,

Culbreth,
Bennett,
Desha,

Garnett,
Blount,
Earle,

Hale,
Boden,
Edwards,

Hall, N. C.
Clagett,
Ellicott,

Harrison,
Comstock,
Ervin, S. C.

Hasbrouck,
Cook,
Floyd,

Hendricks,

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Gage,

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