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The message, together with the accompanying documents, were read.

The President communicated a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, made in obedience to a resolution of the Senate of the 10th of January last, exhibiting the duties which have accrued on books im. ported into the United States during the years 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, and 1821; and the report was read.

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

Mr. Holmes, of Maine, from the Committee on Finance, to which was referred the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of Gad Worthington;" the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of Solomon Porter, junior;" and, also, the bill, entitled “ An act to remit the duties on a sword imported for Captain Thomas Macdonough, of the United States' navy," reported the same respectively, without amendment.

On motion, by Mr. Holmes, of Maine, Ordered, That the Committee on Finance, to which was referred the memorial of John W. Simington and his associates, who have formed a settlement on the island of Key West, in East Florida, praying that the same may be made a port of entry, be discharged from the further consideration thereof.

Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, to which was re-committed the bill confirming the title of the Marquis de Maison Rouge, reported the same with an amendment, which was read.

Mr. Holmes, of Maine, submitted the following motions for consi. deration:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to furnish the residue of the information required by the resolutions of the 11th March, 1822, as soon as convenient.

Resolved, That the President be requested to communicate to the Senate the number of the officers and men belonging to the navy attached to each naval station in the United States, with the duties they respectively perform, and the compensation each has received in pay, rations, and other emoluments, for two years, ending on the first day of January last.

On motion, by Mr. Parrott,
Ordered, That they be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, to which was referred the bill, entitled "An act for the relief of John Anderson," reported the same without amendment.

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Mr. Knight presented the petition of David Melville, for himself and Alexander Black, stating that they have made an improvement in lamps used in light houses, for which they have obtained a patent, and praying that the same may be adopted by the United States; the petition was read; and,

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

Mr. Benton, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported a bill to amend an act, entitled “ An act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers," approved soth March, 1802; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, to which was referred the amendment of the House of Representatives to the amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act to provide for paying to the state of Missouri three per cent. of the nett proceeds arising from the sale of public lands within the same,” reported it without amendment..

On motion, by Mr. Parrott, Ordered, That the message from the President of the United States, transmitting to Congress the report of the commissioners appointed in conformity with the provisions of the fourth section of an act of the last session to authorize the building of light-houses therein mentioned, and for other purposes, be referred to the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Benton submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to communicate to the Senate, at their next session, such information as may in the mean time be obtained, shewing the number of persons of whole or part Indian blood, detached from their tribes, and living among the white people in each of the states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, and the territories of Arkansas and Michigan; the names of the heads of each family, and the number of their children, and whether the father or mother, and which, is of whole or part Indian blood; the names of each single person of the same description above the age of twenty-one years, the state of education among them, the religion which they profess, and the places of their residence; the causes which have induced them to quit their tribes

and settle among the white people; and whether they have received donations in land from the French and Spanish, or American governments, and, if any, how much, from what government received, where situated, and whether the donee now possesses it.

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause the said information to be collected from the United States' Indian agents, and such others as he shall think proper, by causing the appropriate inquiries to be addressed to them; and the substance of their information to be digested into a report, and communicated to the Senate.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of 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 comprised within the limits of the state of Missouri, to institute proceedings to try the validity thereof, and to obtain complete titles for the same when found to be valid; Mr. Mills in the chair; and, the bill having been amended, it was reported to the Senate accordingly; and,

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

The bill for the relief of the legal representatives of Joseph Hodgson, deceased, 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 for the relief of the legal representatives of Joseph Hodgson, deceased.”

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

On motion, by Mr. Eaton, The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill confirming the title of the Marquis de Maison Rouge, together with the amendment reported thereto by the Committee on Public Lands; and the amendment having been agreed to, it was reported to the Senate amended accordingly; and, the amendment being concurred in,

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

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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 Alab. Stokes,
Eaton,
King, of N. York,

Talbot,
Edwards,
Knight,

Taylor,
Elliott,
Lowrie,

Thomas,
Findlay,
Mills,

Van Dyke,
Gaillard,
Palmer,

Ware,
Holmes, of Miss. Parrott,

Williams, of Ten.
Johnson, of Ken. Pleasants,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Mr. Barbour,
Mr. D'Wolf,

Ruggles,
Barton,
Dickerson,

Van Buren,
Boardman,

Holmes, of Maine, Walker.
Brown, of Ohio,

Lanman,
Chandler,

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

Mr. President: The President of the United States, on the 30th ultimo, approved and signed “ An act to authorize the re-conveyance of a tract of land to the city of New York;" and, also, “ A resolution directing the classification and printing of the accounts of the several manufacturing establishments, and their manufactures, taken in obedience to the 10th section of the act to provide for taking the fourth census."

The House of Representatives concur in the resolution directing a temporary deposite of the national paintings in certain committee rooms of the Senate.

They have passed a bill, entitled “ An act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to exchange a stock bearing an interest of five per cent. for certain stocks bearing an interest of six and seven per cent.;" a bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of William A. Meek;" a bill, entitled “ An act to alter the times of holding courts in the western district of Virginia, and for other purposes;" and, also, a bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of Cornelius Huson;" in which bills they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

The four bills last mentioned were read.
Ordered, That they severally pass to the second reading.

The bill, entitled “ An act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to exchange a stock bearing an interest of five per cent. for certain stocks bearing an interest of six and seven per cent.” was read the second time by unanimous consent;" and,

On motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Finance, to con. sider and report thereon.

The bill, entitled “ An act to alter the times of holding courts in the western district of Virginia, and for other purposes," was read the second time by unanimous consent; and,

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

The bill, entitled “An act for the relief of William E. Meek;" and, also, the bill, entitled “An act for the relief of Cornelius Huson,” were severally read the second time by unanimous consent; and,

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

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 1822.

Mr. Smith, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred the petition of Samuel Buel, made a report, accompanied by the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee be discharged from the further consideration thereof.

The report and resolution were read.

Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, to which was referred the petition of James W. Files, made a report, accompanied by the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

The report and resolution were read.

Mr. Noble, from the Committee on Pensions, to which was referred the bill, entitled “ An act supplementary to the acts to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the

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