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tions; and the said instructions having been amended, on motion, by Mr. Van Dyke, so as to read as follows: “ To recommit the bill, with instructions to prepare and report a bill providing for the adjudication of this claim by the regular judicial tribunals of the United States, reserving to either party the right of appeal to the Supreme Court, agreeably to the provisions of the existing laws regulating appeals:” On the question to agree thereto,

Yeas

29,

16. On motion, by Mr. Macon, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present,

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

Mr. Johnson, of Lou. Mr. Seymour,
Brown, of Lou. King, of Alabama, Southard,
D'Wolf,
King, of N. York,

Stokes,
Eaton,
Knight,

Talbot,
Edwards,
Lloyd,

Taylor,
Elliott,
Lowrie,

Thomas,
Findlay,
Mills,

Van Dyke,
Gaillard,
Otis,

Williams, of Miss.
Holmes, of Miss. Palmer,

Williams, of Ten.
Johnson, of Ken. Parrott,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Mr. Barbour, Mr. Holmes, of Maine, Mr. Ruggles,
Barton,
Macon,

Smith,
Boardman,
Morril,

Van Buren,
Brown, of Ohio, Noble,

Walker.
Chandler,

Pleasants,
Dickerson,

Rodney, So it was Ordered, That this bill be recommitted to the Committee on Public Lands, with instructions to prepare and report a bill providing for the adjudication of this claim by the regular judicial tribunals of the United States, reserving to either party the right of appeal to the Supreme Court, agreeably to the provisions of the existing laws regulating appeals.

After the consideration of Executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1822.

The following written message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Gouverneur, his Secretary: To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit to the Senate a report from the Secretary of State, containing the information required by the resolution of the Senate of the 4th instant.

JAMES MONROE. Washington, 12th February, 1822. The message and accompanying report were read.

On motion, by Mr. Ruggles, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Claims, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Lawrence Muse, of Tappabannock, in the state of Virginia, made a report, accompanied by the following resolution:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.
The report and resolution were réad.
Mr. Lanman submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved, That a sum not exceeding one hundred and seventy dollars be applied, out of the contingent fund, for placing a neat monument, with a suitable inscription, over the tomb of the Honorable James Burrill, deceased, late a member of the Senate from the state of Rhode Island.

The resolution was read; and,
Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Findlay presented the petition of a number of the inhabitants of Westmoreland, Somerset, Bedford, and Franklin counties, in the state of Pennsylvania, praying for the establishment of a post route from Hagerstown, in Maryland, through Mercersburg, to M'Con. nelstown, Pennsylvania; the petition was read; and,

On his motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Rodney presented the petition of Issachar Thorp, and others, cotton manufacturers and calico printers, of Philadelphia, trading under the firm of Thorp, Siddall, & Co. praying to be allowed the interest on a specific debt due by the United States, the payment whereof had been withheld; the petition was read; and,

On his motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Claims, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Barton, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Matthew M‘Nair, made a report, accompanied by a bill for the relief of Matthew MÓNair; the report and bill were read. Ordered, That the bill pass to the second reading.

On motion, by Mr. Noble, Ordered, That the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of James Grant, of Tennessee, be discharged from the further consideration thereof.

Mr. Knight reported, from the committee, that they had examined and found duly enrolled, the bill, entitled “ An act making partial appropriations for the support of the Navy of the United States during the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two.”

Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill to establish an additional land office in the state of Illinois; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That ito pass to the second reading.

Mr. Seymour presented the petition of John S. Larrabee, and others, who were bail and sureties for Walter Sheldon, as district paymaster in the army of the United States, praying relief; the petition was read; and,

On his motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Claims, to consider and report thereon.

The Senate resumed, agreeably to the order of the day, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act for the apportionment of Representatives among the several states according to the fourth census," together with the amendment reported thereto by the Committee on the Judiciary; and, after debate,

On motion, by Mr. King, of Alabama, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until • Monday next.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Dougherty, their Clerk:

Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed two enrolled bills, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The House of Representatives have passed a bill, entitled “ An

act to authorize the conveyance of a tract of land to the city of New York,” in which bill they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

On motion, by Mr. Eaton,
It was agreed that when the Senate adjourn it be to Monday next;
and,

After the consideration of Executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1822.

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Mr. Holmes, of Maine, presented the petition of Wentworth Ford, of the state of Maine, praying a pension, in consideration of Revolutionary services; and the petition was read.

On motion, by Mr. Holmes, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Pensions, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, presented the petition of Clarence Mulford, praying to be reimbursed for certain advances made by him on public account, while acting as assistant military agent at Fort Johnson, in South Carolina; and the petition was read.

On his motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Claims, to con. sider and report thereon.

Mr. Barton communicated certain resolutions of the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, requesting their Senators and Representatives in Congress to use their influence to procure the passage of a law, to extend to all actual settlers on the Upper Gasconade, the right of pre-emption, who have erected saw-mills on lands of the United States; which were read.

On motion, by Mr. Barton, Ordered, That they be referred to the Committee on Public Lands, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was re.. committed the petition of Rebecca Hodgson, with the report of the said committee thereon, made a further report; which was read.

Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was recommitted the bill for the relief of the heirs and representatives of Alexander Montgomery, reported the same, with an amendment; which was read.

On motion, by Mr. Noble, That the Committee on Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Daniel Stoddard:

On motion, by Mr. Lanman,
Ordered, That the said motion lie on the table.

The bill brought up from the House of Representatives on Friday last for concurrence, was read.

Ordered, That it pass to a second reading.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee on the Judiciary on the petition of Abel Pratt; and, in concurrence therewith,

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner be not granted.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee of Claims on the petition of Lawrence Muse; and,

On motion, by Mr. Pleasants, Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The bill for the relief of Matthew M'Nair; the bill to establish an additional land office in the state of Illinois; and the resolution to erect a monument over the tomb of the Honorable James Burrill, deceased; were severally read the second time.

On motion, by Mr. Barbour, The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United States, limiting the number of Representatives in Con

gress; and,

On his motion, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and made the order of the day for, this day fortnight.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act for the apportionment of Represeniatives among the several states according to the fourth census," together with the amendment reported therсto by the Committee on the Judiciary; and,

On motion, by Mr. King, of Alabama, Ordered, That the said bill be recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary, further to consider and report thereon.

On motion, by Mr. Holmes, of Maine, Ordered, That the said committee have leave to sit during the ses. sion of the Senate.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Dougherty, their Clerk:

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