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The House took up, and proceeded to consider the message from the Senate, notifying, that they insist on their modifications to the amendments of this House, to the bill, entitled " An act to increase the salaries of certain officers of government,” so far as regards the salaries of the Secretaries of State and Treasury: when,

Mr. Lowndes moved, that this House adhere to their disagreement of the said modifications.

And a motion was made by Mr. Rich, that the said bill be postponed indefinitely, which latter motion was rejected by the House.

The question was then taken on the motion made by Mr. Lowndes,

And passed in the affirmative.
Ordered, That the Clerk aquaint the Senate therewith.

A message, in writing, was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Joseph Jones Monroe, his Secretary, as fol. lows, viz:

To the House of Representatives of the United States:

“ I transmit to the House of Representatives a copy of the rules, regulations, and instructions, for the naval service of the United States, prepared by the Board of Navy Commissioners, in obedience to an act of Congress, passed the 7th of February, 1815, entitled “ An act to alter and amend the several acts for establishing a navy department, by adding thereto a board of commissioners.

“JAMES MONROE.
Washington, April 20, 1818.”
The said message was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. J.J. Monroe notified the House, that the President did, on the 18th instant, approve and sign,

An act for the relief of Mary Sullivan.

An act fixing the compensation of the Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the House of Representatives, of the clerks employed in their offices, and the Librarian..

And, on this day,

An act to provide for the publication of the laws of the United States, and for other purposes.

An act to provide additional buildings for the accommodation of the several departments.

An act for the relief of the houses of Thomas & John Clifford, Elisha Fisher & Co. Thomas Clifford & Son, and Thomas Clifford, of Philadelphia, and Charles Wirgman, of Baltimore.

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

A resolution directing the completion of the survey of the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, and for other purposes.

A motion was made by Mr. Pindall, that the House do now

proceed to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill entitled “ An act to provide for delivering up persons held to labor or service in any of the states or territories of the United Stat s, who shall escape into any other state or territory."

And the question being taken thereon,
It was determined in the negative.
And then the House adjourned until six o'clock, P. M.

SIX o'clock, P. M.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have postponed until Monday next, the bill entitled " An act to increase the salaries of certain officers of government." They have also postponed, until the same day, the bill, entitled “ 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 John Anderson.” And they have passed bills of this House of the following titles, to wit:

An act transferring the claims in the office of the commissioner to the Third Auditor of the Treasury.

An act for the relief of Madame Poidevin.
An act for the relief of Benjamin Birdsall and William S. Foster.

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

An act for changing the compensation of receivers and regis. ters of the land offices; and,

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

With amendments to the two latter, in which they ask the concurrence of this House, And then he withdrew.

The said amendments were read and severally concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
The following resolution was submitted by Mr. Wilkin, viz:

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of two hundred dollars, directed by a resolution of Congress of the 3d of November, 1780. to be paid to John Paulding, one of the virtuous and patriotic captors of major Andre, adjutant general of the British army, on his return from the American lines in the character of a spy, in the revolutionary war, be continued and paid to the widow and minor children, of the said John Paulding, or to the survivor or survivors of them, for five years from the 19th of February, 1818. to be paid to them half yearly.

The said resolution was read and ordered to lie on the table.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee made on the 11tli instant, by the committee to which were referred the President's message and accompanying documents upon the sub

ject of the expenses 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, have proceeded in the execution thereof;

And the resolution therein recommended was read and concurred in by the House as follows, to wit:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to arrange with the British government, some mode of designating the boundary line, under the 6th and 7th articles of the treaty of Ghent, which shall require less time and expense than the one which the commissioners have heretofore pursued.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled - An act to alter and establish post roads," with amendments, in which they ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The said amendments were read, and concurred in by the House, except the last, to which they disagreed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting statements in relation to the progress, &c. in the construction of the Cumberland road, in obedience to a resolution of the House of Representatives, of the 14th instant.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate recede from thieir last amendment to the bill, entitled “ An act to alter and establish post roads." And then he withdrew.

Mr. Wilson, of Pennsylvania, from the joint committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that they had examined enrolled bills of the following titles, viz.

An act in addition to the act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States, and to repeal the acts therein mentioned.

An act making appropriations for the public buildings, and for furnishing the capitol and President's house.

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 alum.

An act for the relief of Peggy Bailey.

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 fourth paragraph of the first 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 ware houses.

An act fixing the compensation of Indian agents and factors.
An act for the relief of Richard M. Johnson.

An act authorizing a subscription for the Statistical Annals, by Adam Seybert, and the purchase of Pitkin's Commercial Statistics of the United States.

An act for the relief of John Hall, late a major of marines.
An ect for the relief of Samuel F. Hooker.

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 anthorizing 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 Sd 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 circuit 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.

An act concerning tonnage and discriminating duties in certain Cascs.

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 John Seybold.

An act for the relief of James Mackey, of the territory of Missouri.

An act transferring the claims in the office of the coininissioner to the Third Auditor of the Treasury.

An act for the relief of Madame Poidevin.
An act for the relief of Benjamin Birdsall and Wm. S. Foster.

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

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

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

An act to alter and establish post roads;
And had found the same to be truly enrolled: when,
Mr. Speaker signed the said bills.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Cutts, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a resolution for the appointment of a joint committee to wait on the President of the United States, and inform him of the approaching recess of Congress; and have appointed a committee on their part. And then he withdrew.

The House took up the said resolution, and being read, it was concurred in by the House; and

Mr. Harrison and Mr. Pitkin were appointed a committee, conformably thereto, on the part of this House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Speed, from the joint committee for Enrolleil Bills, leported that the committee had presented to the President of the United States, for his approbation, the several enrolleil bilis this day examined and signed in the two Flouses.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Joseph Jones Monroe, his Secretary, notilying that the President did, on this day, approve and sigli,

An act for the relief of Benjamin Berry.

An act in addition to the act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States, and to repeal the acts therein mentioned.

An act making appropriations for the public buildings, and for furnishing the capitol and President's house.

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

An act for the rclief of John Dillon.
An act for the relief of volunteer nounted cavalry.

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