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dent of the United States, enrolled bills of the following titles, to wit:

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

An act to incorporate the Mechanic Relief Society of Alexandria.

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

Mr. Slocumb, from the conferees appointed on the part of this House, to attend a conference with the managers on the part of the Senate on the disagreeing vote of the two houses, on an amendment proposed by this House to the bill, entitled “An act directing the manner of appointing Indian agents and continuing the act for establishing trading houses with the Indian tribes,” made a report; which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

And then the House adjourned.

TUESDAY, April 14, 1818.

Ordered, That Mr. Holmes, of Massachusetts, and Mr. Shaw, have leave of absence from the service of this House for the remainder of the session.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from Edwin Lewis, soliciting the House to take into their consideration the charges preferred by him at the last session, against Harry Toulmin, a judge in the late territory of Mississippi, and at present a judge in the territory of Alabama, and stating that he is prepared to substantiate the said charges.

Ordered, That the said letter be referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Hugh Nelson, presented a memorial of the Clerks employed in the executive offices of the government at Washington, praying for an increase of compensation.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee of the whole, to which is committed the bill to regulate and fix the compensation of Clerks in the different offices,

Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, from the committee of Claims, reported a bill for the relief of Samuel H. Harper, which was read the first and second time, and committed to the committee of the whole, to which is committed the bill for changing the compensation of the registers and receivers of land offices.

Mr. Ingham, from the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported a bill to increase the compensation of deputy postmasters in certain cases; which was read the first and second time and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time to-morrow.

Qrdered, That the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Neil M.Coull, and that leave be given to withdraw the same.

Mr. Seybert, from the committee of Commerce and Manufactures, reported a bill making the port of Bath, in Massachusetts, a port of entry for ships or vessels arriving from the Cape of Good Hope, and from places beyond the same; and for establishing a collection district, whereof Belfast shall be the port of entry; which was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time to-morrow.

Mr. Hugh Nelson, from the committee on the Judiciary, who were instructed to inquire what fees have been charged and received by the district attorney of the southern district of the state of New York, in prosecutions brought by him against retailers of spirits for vending them without license; and also, what fees have been receiv. ed and charged by the other officers of the United States, in the said southern trict of the state of New York. And who were further instructed to prepare and report a bill of fees for the officers of the United States, in the courts of the United States, made a report; which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Robertson, of Louisiana, from the committee on Public Lands, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, entitled “An act to suspend, for a limited time, the sale or forfeiture of lands for failure in completing the payment thereon," reported tho same without amendment.

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

Mr. Lowndes, from the committee of Ways and Means, reported amendments to be proposed to the bill supplementary to the several acts relative to direct taxes and internal duties; which were read and ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That the committee on Naval Affairs, be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of James W. Lowe, of Jane Parke, of sundry inhabitants of the state of Connecticut, and of William Vaughan; and that they lie on the table.

Ou motion of Mr. Taylor, Resolved, That the committee of the whole, be discharged from the further consideration of the report of the select committee appointed to inquire into the expenses incurred under the the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th articles of the treaty of Ghent, and that the same be referred to a select committee; and,

Mr. Taylor, Mr. Williams, of Connecticut, Mr. Claiborne, Mr. Rich, Mr. Morton, Mr. Sherwood, and Mr. Ballard Smith, were appointed tho said committee.

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, laid before the House, an act of the Parliament of Great Britain, entitled “An act to allow British plantation sugar and coffee imported into Bermuda in British ships, to be exported to the territories of the United States of America in foreign ships or vessels, and to permit articles the production of the said United States, to be imported into the said island in foreign

ships or vessels," passed on the 1st of July, 1812; which was ordered to lie on the table, and be printed for the use of the members of Congress.

Bills of the Senate, of the following titles, to wit:
An act regulating the pay and emoluments of brevet officers.

An act in addition to an act giving pensions to the widows and orphans of persons slain in the public or private armed vessels of the United States; and,

An act for the relief of Michael Jones; were severally read the third time and passed.

The bill from the Senate, entitled “An act for the relief of Isaac Briggs;" was read a third time and passed as amended.

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

An act for the relief of James Mackay of the Missouri territory.

An act for the relief of John B. Dabney; and,

An act for the relief of Jonathan D. Essary and John Seybold, were severally read a 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.

On motion of Mr. Mercer, Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be requested to lay before this House, a statement of the number and respective dates of the contracts made for the completion of the Cumberland road, exhibiting therein, the names of the several contractors, the extent of the road provided for by each contract, and the cost thereof per lineal; and of all the mason work per solid perch: that the said statement furnish, where practicable, the cost of the several bridges erected upon the said road; that it also present the total cost of the said road, the extent thereof already completed or contracted for, and of the part thereof for which no contract has been made, with the probable expense of completing the same: that there be subjoined to the said statement a report of the greatest elevation of any part of the said road, the average breadth thereof, and of the bed of stone or gravel laid thereupon, with the depth of the materials at the sides and in the centre of such bed: also, what provision, if any, has hitherto been made for keeping the whole or any part of the said road in repair; and the past expense, if any, attending such repairs.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have considered the report of the conferees on the disagreeing vote of the two Houses on the amends ment of this House to the bill, entitled “An act directing the manner of appointing Indian agents, and continuing the act for establishing trading houses with the Indian tribes;" and have disagreed to the first, and agreed to the second recominendation of the conferees. The Senate have passed the bill of this House, entitled “ An act to 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," with amendments; and they have passed a bill, entitled “ An act in addition to an act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States;" in which amendments and bill they ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act in addition to the act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States, and to repeal the acts therein mentioned,” were read and referred to the committee on Foreign Relations.

The House took up and proceeded to consider the bill supplementary to “An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage," passed the 2d day of March, 1799; and the same being amended,

A motion was made by Mr. Silsbee further to amend the same by adding thereto the following section, to wit:

And be it further enacted, That masters or other persons having charge of vessels, which may arrive from a foreign port within any district, on their way to another district of the United States, shall not be required to make entry of the vessel or pay hospital money, or tonnage duty, in the district where she may first arrive; nor to proceed from the place at which the vessel may first arrive, to any other place within said district for the purpose of making a report."

And the question being taken thereon,
It was determined in the negative.

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

The House took up and proceeded to consider the bill provid. ing for the deposite of wines and distilled spirits in public ware houses; and the same being amended, was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time to-morrow,

Ordered, That the report of the committee of Claims, made on the 11th of March last, upon the subject of an extension of tho provisions of the act of the 9th of April, 1816, making payment for property lost, captured, or destroyed in the late war, be recommitted to the committee of Claims.

The bill from the Senate, entitled “An act in addition to an act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States," was read the first time;

And the question being taken, Shall it now be read a second time?

It was determined in the negative.

The amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act to 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," were read and referred to a select committee; and,

Mr. Pope, Mr. Hendricks, Mr. Robertson, of Kentucky, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Nesbitt were appointed the said committee.

The House took up and proceeded to consider the report of the conferees on the disagreeing vote of the two Houses on the amendment of this House to the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act directing the manner of appointing Indian agents, and continuing the act for establishing trading houses with the Indian tribes;" and the said report being read; it was

Resolved, That this House do recede from their amendment to the said bih to which the Senate have disagreed, and that they agree to the amendment to the said bill as contained in the second recommendation of the conferees.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

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 11th instant, approve and sign,

An act for the relief of John Rodgers.

An act for the relief of Daniel Burnet, Gibson Clark, and the , legal representatives of Hubert Rowel.

An act for the relief of Sarah Dewees, widow and relict of William Dewees, deceased, and the heirs and legal representatives of the said William Dewees.

An act to change the name of the district of Erie, in the state of Ohio.

On the 13th instant,
An act to authorize the payment of certain certificates.
And on this day,

An act making further appropriations for the construction of the Cumberland Road; and,

An act for the relief of general Moses Porter.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on 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 gunpowder; and on the bill to increase the duties on certain manufactured articles imported into the United States; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Bassett reported the said bills with amendments to each.

The amendments to the first mentioned bill were read and concurred in by the House.

The 1st section of the said bill is as follows, viz.

“ That from and after the 30th day of June, 1818, the duties now by law levied, collected and paid on iron in pigs, iron castings, nails, iron in bars and bolts, excepting iron manufactured by rolling, and on alum imported into the United States, shall cease and

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