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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives concur in the amendment of the Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act for the apportionment of Representatives among the several states according to the fourth census.” And he withdrew.

Mr. Knight reported from the committee that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill, entitled “ An act for the apportionment of Representatives among the several states according to the fourth census.”

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

Mr. President: The President of the United States, on the 23d ultimo, approved and signed « An act for the preservation of the timber of the United States in Florida."

The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled bill, I am directed to bring it to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The House of Representatives have passed a bill, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the military service of the United States for the year eighteen hundred and twenty-two, and towards the ser. vice of the year eighteen hundred and twenty-three;" and, also, a bill, entitled “ An act to amend the act, entitled 'An act to establish the district of Bristol, and to annex the towns of Kittery and Berwick to the district of Portsmouth,' passed February twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and one;" in which bills they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

The President signed the enrolled bill last reported to have been examined, and it was delivered to the committee, to be laid before the President of the United States.

On motion, by Mr. Smith, The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the establishment of a territorial government in Florida, together with the amendments reported thereto by the Committee on the Judiciary; and, the bill having been amended, and further amendinents having been offered by Mr. Walker, which were read; and,

On his motion,
Ordered, That they be printed for the use of the Senate:

On motion, by Mr. Williams, of Tennessee, Ordered, That the bill lie on the table.

On motion, by Mr. Williams, of Tennessee, It was agreed that when the Senate adjourn it be to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning; and,

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1822.

The President communicated a letter from the Secretary of State, transmitting a list of the American seamen registered in the several ports of entry in the United States for the year 1821, made in pursuance of

“ An act for the relief and protection of American seamen;" and the letter and list were read.

The President also communicated a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting, in obedience to a resolution of the Senate, of the 22d ultimo, a copy of a patent which issued under an act of Congress, passed on the 1st day of June, 1796, “ conveying to the Society of United Brethren for propagating the Gospel among the Heathen three tracts of land of four thousand acres each, in the state of Ohio, in trust for the sole use of the Christian Indians for. merly settled there;” the letter and accompanying document were read.

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Williams, of Tennessee, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill to amend the laws now in force, as to the issuing of original writs and final process in the circuit courts of the United States, within the state of Tennessee; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Joseph C. Boyd, of Portland, in the state of Maine, made a report, accompanied by a bill for the relief of Joseph C. Boyd; the report and bill were read; and,

Ordered, That the bill pass to the second reading.

The President communicated a letter from Charles Bulfinch, architect of the capitol, relative to the appropriation of a room for one of Colonel Trumbull's paintings; the letter was read; and,

On motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Barton, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Samuel Monett, 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 read.

The two bills brought up yesterday from the House of Representatives, for concurrence, were severally twice read by unanimous consent; and,

On motion, Ordered, That they be respectively referred to the Committee on Finance, to consider and report thereon.

The Senate proceeded to consider the motion of the 1st instant, for instructing the Committee of Claims to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the payment to the state of Georgia for militia services during the years 1792, 3, and 4, and the same having been modified by substituting the Committee on Military Affairs, was agreed to.

The Senate proceeded to consider the motion of the 1st instant, for instructing the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures to inquire into the expediency of prohibiting the importation of spirits, and agreed thereto.

The Senate proceeded to consider the motion of the 1st instant, for instructing the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the erection of a marine hospital at or near the city of New Orleans, and agreed thereto.

On motion, by Mr. Barbour, The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the establishment of a territorial government in Florida, together with the amendment proposed by Mr. Walker; and,

On the question to agree to the following proposed amendment:

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Cogress assembled, That, in case the General Assembly of the state of Alabama shall consent thereto, all that tract of country comprehended within the following bounds, to wit: Beginning at the mouth of the Perdido river; thence, up the same, to the thirty-first degree of north latitude; thence, along the said degree of latitude, to the middle of the Chatahouchie river; thence, along the middle of the said river Chaiahouchie, or Apalachicola, to the Gulf of Mexico; thence, westwardly, including all

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adjacent islands dependant on the late province of West Florida, to the place of beginning, shall become and form a part of the state of Alabama, and be subject to the constitution and laws thereof, in the same manner, and for all intents and purposes, as if it had been included in the original boundaries of the said state:"

S Yeas 19,

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

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Mr. Boardman, Mr. Knight,

Mr. Seymour,
Brown, of Ohio, Lanman,

Smith,
D'Wolf,
Lowrie,

Thomas,
Dickerson,
Mills,

Walker,
Findlay,
Morril,

Williams, of Miss.
King, of Alab.

Palmer,
King, of N. York, Ruggles,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Mr. Barbour, Mr. Holmes, of Miss. Mr. Stokes,
Barton,

Johnson, of Ken. Talbot,
Benton,

Johnson, of Lou. Taylor,
Brown, of Lou. Lloyd,

Van Buren,
Chandler,
Macon,

Van Dyke,
Eaton,
Noble,

Ware.
Elliott,
Parrott,

Williams, of Ten.
Gaillard,

Pleasants,
Holmes, of Maine, Southard,

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1822.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, laid before the Senate a communication from the Superintendent of Indian Trade, together with sundry documents relating to the factory system; which were read; and,

On his motion, Ordered, That they be printed for the use of the Senate. Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported a bill supplementary to the act, entitled “ An act for the relief of the purchasers of public lands prior to the first day of July, eighteen hundred and twenty; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Brown, of Ohio, submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing å post route from Lancaster to Lebanon, in the state of Ohio, passing on the most direct road, through the towns of Circleville, Washington, and Wilmington.

Mr. Eaton presented the memorial of E. W. Durnford, of Canada, stating his title to certain lands; which was read; and,

On his motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Public Lands, to consider and report thereon.

The bill to amend the laws now in force, as to the issuing of original writs and final process in the circuit courts of the United States, within the state of Tennessee, was read the second time; and,

On motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Knight reported, from the committee, that they had on the 5th instant laid before the President of the United States the enrolled bill, entitled “ An act for the apportionment of Representatives among the several states according to the fourth census."

The bill for the relief of Joseph C. Boyd was read the second time.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Samuel Monett; and,

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

The bill concerning the commerce and navigation of Florida was read the second time; and,

On motion, by Mr. Holmes, of Maine, It was taken up and considered as in committee of the whole; and, having been amended, it was reported to the House accordingly; and, the amendments being concurred in,

On the question, “Shall this bill be engrossed and read a third time?"

It was determined in the affirmative.

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