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ing compensation for the capture and plunder of slaves, cattle, provisions, and effects, and for other losses sustained during the late war with Great Britain; the memorial was read; and,

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

Mr. Walker also presented the petition of Miguel Eslava, a citizen of Mobile, praying the confirmation of his title to certain lands; the petition was read; and,

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

Mr. Parrott presented the memorial and resolutions of the merchants and others of the town of Portsmouth, in New Hampshire, in relation to the acts relating to the West India trade; the memorial and resolutions were read; and,

On his motion, Ordered, That they be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, to consider and report thereon; and, that they be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Knight reported, from the committee, that they had this day laid before the President of the United States the two enrolled bills last reported to have been examined and signed.

On motion, by Mr. Ruggles, The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee of Claims, to which was recommitted the report of the said committee on the petition of Rebecca Hodgson, for the purpose of laying before the Senate a summary of the evidence upon which the claim is founded, together with the original report; and,

On motion, by Mr. Van Dyke, Resolved, That the said reports be rejected; and, that the subject be recommitted to the Committee of Claims, with instructions to prepare and report a bill for the relief of the petitioner.

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 lay before the Senate the copy of a supplementary report made by William Lambert, in relation to the longitude of the Capitol from Greenwich, in pursuance of a joint resolution of the two Houses of Congress of the 3d of March, 1821; and I subjoin an extract from the letter of Mr. Lambert, submitting that report.

JAMES MONROE. Washington, 12th March, 1822. The message, together with the accompanying papers, were read.

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

In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, of the 29th of January, I here with transmit reports from the Treasury and War Departments, containing all the information in the possession of the Executive, embraced by that resolution.

JAMES MONROE. Washington, 15th March, 1822. The message, together with the accompanying reports, were read.

The bill to amend the act, entitled "An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States," having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be “ An act to amend the act, entitled . An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States."

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill.

The bill supplemental to an act, entitled " An act authorizing the disposal of certain lots of public ground in the city of New Orleans and town of Mobile," having been previously reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be“ An act supplemental to an act, entitled • An act authorizing the disposal of certain lots of public ground in the city of New Orleans and town of Mobile.”

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill.

The bill to define admiralty and maritime jurisdiction, having been previously reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be “ An act to define admiralty and maritime jurisdiction."

Ordered, 'That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill.

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The bill for the relief of James H. Clark, having been previously reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time; and, On the question, “Shall this bill pass?”

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Yeas It was determined in the affirmative,

Nays... 19.
On motion, by Mr. Lowrie,
The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators pre-
sent, those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Mr. Barton,

Mr. King, of N. York, Mr. Stokes,
D'Wolf,
Lloyd,

Talbot,
Dickerson,
Mills,

Thomas,
Eaton,
Otis,

Van Dyke,
Edwards,
Parrott,

Ware,
Gaillard,
Pleasants,

Williams, of Ten.
Johnson, of Ken. Seymour,

Johnson, of Lou. Southard,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Mr. Barbour, Mr. Holmes, of Maine, Mr. Noble,
Benton,

Holmes, of Miss. Ruggles,
Boardman,
King, of Alab.

Smith,
Brown, of Ohio, Knight,

Walker,
Chandler,
Lanman,

Williams, of Miss.
Elliott,

Lowrie,
Findlay,

Macon,
So it was
Resolved, That this bill pass, and the title thereof be “ An act for
the relief of James H. Clark.”

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this bill.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, submitted sundry documents relating to the claim of Paul Lanusse; which were read; and,

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

Mr. King, of New York, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, to which were referred the memorial of R. Appleby and others, of the Colleton district, South Carolina, and the resolutions of the Chamber of Commerce of the city of Baltimore, praying for the re

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peal of the laws closing the ports of the United States against British vessels employed in the trade between the United States and the British colonies in the West Indies, made a report; which was read.

After the consideration of Executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 1822.

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, to which was referred the petition of Richard Woodland, 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.

Mr. Smith, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred the bill for the better organization of the District Court of the United States within the state of Louisiana, reported the same without amendment.

On motion, by Mr. Chandler, Resolved, That permission be granted to the chaplains of Congress to occupy the Senate chamber to-morrow, for the purpose of public worship.

After the consideration of Executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, MARCH 18, 1822.

Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, to which was referred the memorial of the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of St. Augustine, made a report, accompanied by the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee be discharged from the further consideration of this subject. The report and resolution were read.

On motion, by Mr. Holmes, of Maine, Ordered, That the report of the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the memorial of Paul Lanusse and F. Baily Blanchard, merchants, of New Orleans, praying for certificates of debenture on certain goods exported from the port of New Orleans in 1819, be recommitted to the same committee, further to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Findlay presented the petition of James Wilson, administrator of the estate of Greenbury H. Murphy, late of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, a deputy marshal, praying relief in the settlement of his accounts; the petition was read; and,

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee on Public Lands on the memorial of John Gilder and others; and,

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee of Claims on the petition of Richard Woodland; and,

On motion, by Mr. Holmes, of Mississippi, Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee on Foreign Relations, on the subject of restrictions on the English navigation; and,

On motion, by Mr. Williams, of Mississippi, Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate resumed, agreeably to the order of the day, the bill to enable the holders of incomplete French and Spanish titles to lands within that part of the late province of Louisiana which is now com. prised within the limits of the state of Missouri, to institute proceed. ings to try the validity thereof, and to obtain complete titles for the same when found to be valid; Mr. King, of Alabama, in the chair; and, after debate,

On motion, by Mr. Holmes, of Maine, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and made the order of the day for, Thursday next.

Mr. Williams, of Tennessee, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported a bill to repeal the fourteenth section of an act "to reduce and fix the military peace establishment," passed the second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Van Dyke, from the Committee of Claims, to whom the subject was recommitted, with instructions, reported a bill for the relief of the legal representatives of Joseph Hodgson, deceased; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to which the subject was referred by a resolution of the Senate of the

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