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The amendments to the bill supplementary to the several acts making appropriations for the year 1818, were read and concurred in by the House; and the said bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time to-morrow.

The amendments to the bill, entitled « An act fixing the compensation of the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives, and of the clerks employed in their offices," were read and concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The amendments to the bill to regulate and fix the compensation of clerks in the different offices, were read and concurred in by the House; and the said bill was ordered to be engrossed and rcad a third time to-morrow.

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

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

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have concurred in the amendments proposed by this House to the bill, entitled “ An act in addition to an art 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.” They have postponed, until the 1st Monday in July next, the bill, entitled - An act for the relief of a company of rangers." They have passed bills of this House, of the following titles, viz,

An act for the relief of major Loring Austin and George R. Wells.

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

An act for the relief of Benjamin Berry.
An act for the relief of Mary Sullivan; and,

An act making appropriations for the public buildings and for furnishing the Capitol and President's House; with amendments to the latter.

They have also passed the resolution directing the completion of the survey of the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, and for the establishment of naval arsenals, and for other purposes," with amendments, in which amnendments they ask the concurrence of this flouse. And then he withdrew,

And then the flouse ordered a recess until half aft:r seven o'clock P. M.

HALF PAST SEVEN O'CLOCK P. M.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

The amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the public buildings and for furnishing the Capitol and President's House,” were read, and the first thereof disagreed to, and the residue concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The amendments proposed by the Senate to the resolution “directing the completion of the survey of the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, and for the establishment of naval arsenals and other purposes," were read and concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Ordered, That the committee of the whole, to which is committed the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act to increase the salaries of certain officers therein mentioned,” be discharged, and that the said bill be committed to the committee of the whole to which is committed the bill for the relief of Cornelia Mason.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill to alter and establish certain post roads; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Cobb reported the said bill with surdry amendments; which were read and concurred in by the House.

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 Cornelia Mason; also, on bills from the Senate, entitled “ An act for the relief of the heirs of Landon Carter;" and “ An act to increase the salaries of certain officers of government therein mentioned;" and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Desha reported that the committee had made some progress in the said bills, and directed him to ask leave to sit again.

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

Ordered, That during the remainder of the session, the lour of meeting be 10 o'clock in the morning.

And then the House adjourned.

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missioner of Claims under the act of the 9th of April, 1816, praying for additional compensation for his services as such; which was ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That the several reports of commissioners appointed to settle the claims to land in several of the states and territories of the United States, which have been transmitted by the Commissioner of the General Land Office to this House, and to the commit. tees on Public Land and on Private Land Claims, be returned by the Clerk to the said Commissioner of the General Land Office.

Ordered, That the committee of Commerce and Manufactures be discharged from the consideration of the petitions and other matters to them referred at the present session upon which they have not acted, and that they lie on the table.

Ordered, That the committee on the Public Lands be discharged from the consideration of the petitions and other matters to them referred at the present session upon which they have not acted, and that they lie on the table.

Ordered, That the select committee, appointed on the 17th of December last, on the subject of extinguishing the Indian title to lands granted by Virginia to her officers and soldiers in the revolutionary army, be discharged from the consideration of the petitions and other matters referred to them upon which they have not acted and that they lie on the table.

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the consideration of the charges preferred by Edwin Lewis against Judge Toulmin, and that the papers connected therewith, lie on the table.

Ordered, That the committee appointed on the petitions of Benjamin and John Wells, and John Webster, be discharged, and that the petitions lie on the table.

Ordered, That the committee of Claims be discharged from the consideration of the petitions and other matters and things referred to them at the present session, upon which they bave not acted.

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, for his approbation, the enrolled bills, the examination of which was reported on the 16th instant.

Mr. Taylor, from the committee to whom was referred the report of the select committee upon the expenses incurred under the 4, 5, 6, and 7 articles of the treaty of Ghent, made a supplemental report thereon, which was read: whereupon,

Resolved, That the select committee be discharged from further considering the said report.

Ordered, That the said report lie on the table.

Ordered, That the documents accompanying the first report of the committee upon the subject of the expenses aforesaid, be trausmitted to the Secretary of State.

Mr. Mercer, from the committee appointed on the memorial of the representatives of the annual meeting of the society of Friends, held in Baltimore, and to whom have been referred sundry other memorials and petitions upon the subject of colonizing the free people of color in the United States, made a report; which was read and committed to a committee of the whole on Monday next.

Ordered, That the committee appointed on the 27th ultimo, upon the subject of prosecutions of petitions of right and informations of intrusion, in cases wherein the United States are concerned, be continued, with power to report thereon at the next session of Congress.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from Benjamin 0. Tyler, accompanied with a copy of the Declaration of American Independence, which he has lately executed and published; being, as he states, “the first and only fac similie copy of the signatures of that document ever copied or published;" which letter was read and ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That the committee of the whole, to which is committed the bill for the relief of major general John Stark, be discharged.

The House then took up and proceeded to consider the said bill, and the same being amended, was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time to-day.

Mr. Moore submitted the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the resolution of the Senate and House of Representatives of the day of

-, fixing the time for the adjournment of the two Houses of Congress, be rescinded, and that the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives be authorized to adjourn their respective Houses on the day of

The said rdsolution was read the first and second time and ordered to lie on the table.

The bill from the Senate, entitled “An act fixing the compensation of Indian agents and factors,” was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
Engrossed bills of the following titles, to wit:
An act to establish and alter certain post roads.
An act concerning invalid pensioners.
An act for the relief of madame Poidevin.

An act to regulate and fix the compensation of clerks in the different offices.

An act supplementary to the several acts relative to direct taxes and internal duties.

An act supplementary to the several acts making appropriations for the year 1818.

An act for changing the compensation of receivers and registers of land offices.

An act to suspend the sales of certain lands in the state of Louisiana and territory of Missouri; and,

An act for the relief of major general John Stark, 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.

The House took up and proceeded to consider the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act concerning tonnage and discriminating duties in certain cases;" and the same being amended, the amendment was ordered to be engrossed and the bill to be read a third time to-day.

Ordered, That the committee of the whole, to which is committed the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act for the relief of the heirs of Landon Carter,” be discharged, and that it be postponed indefinitely.

Ordered, That thé Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Ordered, That the committee of the whole, to which is committed the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act authorizing a subscription for the Statistical Annals of Adam Seybert, and the purchase of Pitkin's Commercial Statistics,” be discharged, and that it be committed to the committee of the whole to which is committed the bill for the relief of Cornelia Mason.

A motion was made by Mr. Hugh Nelson, that the House do now proceed to consider the resolution submitted this day, proposing to rescind the resolution fixing the time for the adjournment of the present session of Congress. And the question being taken thereon,

Yeas........ ..........38,

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

Those who voted in the affirmative, are
Mr. Bassett,
Mr. Kinsey,

Mr. Rich,
Bateman,
Mercer,

Ringgold,
Boden,
Middleton,

Robertson, Lou.
Colston,
Miller,

Rogers,
Comstock,
Moore,

Sawyer,
Crafts,
Mumford,

Silsbee,
Crawford,
H. Nelson,

Southard,
Drake,
T. M. Nelson,

Strother,
Folger
Ogle,

Taylor,
Hale,
Parrott,

Tucker, Va.
Harrison,
Peter,

Whiteside,
llerbert,
Pindall,

Williams, .N.C. 38
Herkimer,

Rhea,

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