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ed the chair, and Mr. Hugh Nelson reported the said bills without amendment.

A motion was then made by Mr. Claiborne, to amend the first · mentioned bill: when, The House adjourned.

MONDAY, April 20, 1818.

Mr. Ogle presented a petition of Philip Nollert, praying compensation for his services as an officer in the revolutionary army; which was ordered to lie on the table.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have received official information. that the President of the United States did, on the 9th instant, approve and sign,

An act limiting the time for claims being produced for lands authorized to be granted to the inhabitants of New Madrid.

And on the 18th instant, : An act to suspend, for a limited time, the sale or forfeiture of lands for failure in completing the payment thereon.

An act for the relief of Isaac Briggs; and,
An act concerning navigation.

The Senate have postponed, until the 1st Monday in July next, the bill, entitled “ An act concerning invalid pensioners," and until the 1st Monday in June next, the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of Henry King."

They have receded from their amendments disagreed to, by this House to the bills, 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;" and, “An act making appropriations for the public buildings and for furnishing the Capitol and President's House.”

And they have passed bills of this House of the following titles, to wit:

An act to increase the pay of the militia while in actual service, and for other purposes.

An act for the relief of John Dillon.
An act for the relief of volunteer mounted cavalry.
An act for the relief of Jonas Harrison.

An act, to continue in force an act, entitled “ An act relating to settlers on lands of the United States."

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

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

An act 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 new collection district whereof Belfast shall be the port of entry,

An act for the relief of John B. Dabney.
An act for the relief of John Work.

An act respecting the organization of the army and for other purposes.

An act to incorporate the Columbian Institute.

An act to increase the duties on iron in bars, and bolts, iron in pigs, castings, nails, and alam.

An act for the relief of certain friendly Creek Indians of the mixed blood.

An act for the relief of captain Benjamin Johnson and captain Henry Gist.

An act to increase the duties on certain manufactured articles imported into the United States.

An act to continue in force from and after the 30th June, 1819, until the 30th June, 1826, the 4th paragraph of the 1st section of the act, entitled “ An act to regulate the duties on imports and tonnage."

An act providing for the deposite of wines and distilled spirits in public warehouses:

With amendments to the eight latter, in which they ask the concurrence of this House. The Senate disagree to that part of the amendments proposed by this House to the bill, entitled “ An act to increase the salaries of certain officers of government," which proposes to increase the salaries of the judges of the supreme court of the United States, and they agree to the residue of the amendments of this House to the said bill with a modi. fication; in which they also ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The amendments proposed by the Senate to the eight bills aforesaid, were read and severally concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House took up and proceeded to reconsider their amendments to the bill entitled “ An act to increase the salaries of certain officers of government,” when,

A motion was made by Mr. Butler, to postpone the said bill indefinitely; which was rejected: when it was

Resolved, That this House do not concur in the modification proposed by the Senate to certain of their amendments to the said bill, and that they insist on their amendment to the same, to whichi the Senate have disagreed.

Ordered that the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith. .

Ordered, that leave be given to withdraw all petitions presented at the present session which have not been acted upon.

Mr. Taylor, from the committee of Elections, made the following report:

That they have examined the certificate of election, and other credentials of Jacob Hostetter, who is elected to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Jacob Spangler, one of the Representatives of the state of Pennsylvania, and find them sufficient to entitle him to a seat in this House."

On motion of Mr. Ingham; Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to report to Congress, at their next session, what further improvement it may be practicable to make in the tariff of duties upon imported goods, wares, and merchandise, by charging specific duties upon articles which are now charged with duties ad valorem.

On motion of Mr. Williams, of Connecticut, Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed, at an early period of the next session, to report to this House, the names and places of residence of the several persons placed upon the pension list, under the act of this session, providing for persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States, in the revolutionary war, and the sum allowed to each.

On motion of Mr. Moore, Resolved, That the Secretary of War, at an early period of the next session, report to this House the number and grades of the officers of the present army, where stationed, the number on duty, and those on furlough, and the period of their furloughs.

The House took up and proceeded to consider the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act for the relief of Richard M. Johnson;" and the amendment depending on Saturday, at the time of adjournment, was read and rejected by the House.

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

Ordered, that the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act for the relief of John Hall, late a major of Marines,” be also read a third time to-day.

Ordered, That the bill for transferring the claims in the office of the Commissioner to the Third Auditor of the Treasury, be engrossed and read a third time to day.

Mr. Hopkinson moved that the committee of the whole to which is committed the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act to divide the state of Pennsylvania into two judicial districts,” be discharged, and that the said bill be postponed indefinitely.

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

The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the said bill; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Hugh Nelson reported the same without amendment.

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

An engrossed bill, entitled “ An act for transferring the claims in the office of the Commissioner to the Third Auditor of the Treasury,” was read a third time and passed.

Ordered, That the title be as aforesaid, and that the Clerk carry the said bill to the Senate, and ask their concurrence therein.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to repay or remit certain alien duties therein de

scribed;" 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 read a third time to-day.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act authorizing the disposal of certain lots of public ground in the city of New Orleans and town of Mobile;" and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Smith, of Maryland, reported the same without amendment.

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

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill from the Senate, ent:lled “ An act to alter and amend an act, approved the 3d day of March, 1817, entitled 'An act to establish a separate territorial government for the eastern part of the Mississippi territory;" 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 read a third time to-day.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act to increase the salaries of the judges of the circuit court of the District of Columbia;" 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 read a third time to-day.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act to vest in trust certain sec. tions of land in the legislature of the state of Ohio;" and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Hugh Nelson reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill lie on the table.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act respecting the surveying and sale of the public lands in the Alabama territory;" and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Smith, of Maryland, reported the same without amendment.

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

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act to defray the expenses of the militia when marching to places of rendezvous;" and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Smith, of Maryland, reported the same without amendment.

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

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act to adjust the claims to lots in the town of Vincennes and for the sale of the land appropriated as a common for the use of the inhabitants of the said town;" 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 read a third time to-day.
Bills from the Senate of the following titles, to wit:
Au act for the relief of Richard M. Johnson.
An act for the relief of John Hall, late a major of marines.

An act to divide the state of Pennsylvania into two judicial districts.

An act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to repay or remit certain alien duties therein described.

An act authorizing the disposal of certain lots of public ground in the city of New Orleans and town of Mobile

An act to alter and amend an act, approved the 3d day of March, 1817, entitled “An act to establish a separate territorial government for the eastern part of the Mississippi territory."

An act to increase the salaries of the judges of the circut court of the District of Columbia.

An act respecting the surveying and sale of the public lands in the territory of Alabama.

An act to defray the expenses of the militia when marching to places of rendezvous.

An act to adjust the claims to lots in the town of Vincennes. and for the sale of the land appropriated as a common for the use of the inhabitants of said town, were severally read a third time and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Cutts, their Secretary.

Mr. Speaker, The Senate recede from their disagreement to the amendment proposed by this House, to the bill entitled “ An act to increase the salaries of certain officers of government,” which increases the salary of the judges of the supreme court of the United States, and they insist on their modifications to the residue of the amendments of this House, to the said bill, so far as regards the salaries of the Secretaries of State and Treasury. They have postponed, until the first Monday in July next, the bill entitled . An act for the relief of Frederick Brown." They have concurred in the amendment proposed by this House to the bill, entitled “ An act concerning tonnage, and discriminating duties in certain cases;" And they have passed bills of the following titles, to wit:

An act for the relief of Cornelia Mason.

An act supplementary to an act, entitled “ An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage," passed the 2d day of March, 1799.

An act for the relief of Janathan D. Essary and John Seybold.

An act for the relief of James Mackey, of the territory of Missouri, with amendments to the three latter, in which they ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew, ..

The amendinents proposed by the Senate to the three bills aforesaid, were read, and severally concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

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