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

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives agree to the conference asked by the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendment proposed by the House of Representatives to the amendments proposed by 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 the public lands within the same," and have appointed managers at the said conference on their part.

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. And be withdrew.

The President signed the two enrolled bills last reported to have been examined, and they were delivered to the committee, to be laid before the President of the United States.

Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act supplementary to the acts to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary war;" Mr. King, of Alabama, in the chair; and,

On the question, That the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed, as recommended by the committee on pensions,

Yeas
It was determined in the affirmative, Nays. ... 12.

26, On motion, by Mr. Holmes, of Maine, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, those who voted in the affirmative, are, Mr. Barbour, Mr. Holmes, of Miss. Mr. Stokes, Barton,

Johnson, of Lou. Talbot,
Benton,
King, of Alab.

Taylor,
Brown, of Lou. Lloyd,

Thomas,
Brown, of Ohio, Lowrie,

Walker,
D'Wolf,

Macon,
Edwards,
Noble,

Williams, of Miss.
Findlay,
Pleasants,

Williams, of Terms
Gaillard,

Smith,

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Ware,

Those who voted in the negative, are,
Mr. Chandler, Mr. Knight,

Mr. Parrott,
Dickerson,
Lanman,

Ruggles,
Holmes, of Maine, Morril,

Seymour,
King, of N. Y.
Palmer,

Van Buren.
So it was
Resolved, That this bill be indefinitely postponed.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly.

The bill to establish on the western waters a national armory, 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 provide for the selection of a site on the western waters for the establishment of a national armory."

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

The amendments to the bill, entitled “ An act making appropriaticns for the support of government for the year 1822," having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, the bill was read a third time as amended.

Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments.

The title thereof having been amended, by adding thereto " and for other purposes:"

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

On motion, by Mr. Holmes, of Maine, The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the considera. tion of the bill, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of then avy of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two,” together with the amendment reported thereto by the Committee on Finance; Mr. Barbour in the chair; and the bill having been amended, it was reported to the Senate accordingly; and,

On motion,
Ordered, That it lie on the table.

On motion, by Mr. Smith, Order ed, That a member be added to the Committee on the Judi. ciary, in place of Mr. Otis; and,

Mr. Ware was appointed.
After the consideration of Executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 1822. The bill for the relief of Joseph Forrest was read the second time.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the considera. tion of the bill, entitled “ An act restoring to the ship Diana the pri. vileges of a sea letter vessel;" and the same having been amended, it was reported to the Senate; and the amendment being concurred in,

On the question, “ Shall the amendment be engrossed, and the bill read a third time as amended?”

It was determined in the affirmative.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act altering the time and place of holding the district court in the district of Mississippi;" and an amend. ment having been made thereto, it was reported to the Senate; and, the amendment being concurred in,

On the question, “Shall the amendment be engrossed, and the bill read a third time as amended?” It was determined in the affirmative,

On motion, by Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the better organization of the district court of the United States within the state of Louisiana; and no amendment hav. ing been made thereto, it was reported to the Senate; and,

On the question, “Shall this bill be engrossed and read a third time?" It was determined in the affirmative.

The Senate resumed, as in conimittee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of Cornelius Huson," together with the amendment reported thereto by the Committee of Claims; and the amendment having been rejected, and no other amendment being made, it was reported to the Senate; and,

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the considera. tion of the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of William E. Meek;" and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the Senate; and,

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled " An act for the relief of James M'Farland;" and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the Senate; and,

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.
The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the considera.

tion of the bill for the relief of Clarence Mulford; and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the Senate; and,

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

It was determined in the affirmative.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the benefit of Thomas Pendergrass, together with the amendment reported thereto by the Committee on Military Affairs; and the amendment having been agreed to, it was reported to the Senate accordingly; and, being concurred in,

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

It was determined in the affirmative.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the public buildings,” together with the amendment reported thereto by the Committee on Finance; and the amendment having been agreed to, the bill was reported to the Senate accordingly; and, being concurred in,

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

It was determined in the affirmative.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of John Thomas;" and,

On motion,
Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of John Baptist Belfort, and others; and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the Senate; and,

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

It was determined in the affirmative.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of the representatives of Elisha Winter and William Winter; and,

On motion,
Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of David Cooper; and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the Senate; and,

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On the question, "Shall this bill be engrossed and read a third time?"
It was determined in the affirmative.

The Senate resumed, as in committeo of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of James Morrison; and,

On motion,
Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of James May, and the representatives of William Macomb;" and,

On motion,
Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “An act making an appropriation to defray the expenses of missions to the independent nations on the American continent;" and,

On motion,
Ordered, That it lie on the table.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of certain distillers within the sixth collection district of Pennsylvania;” and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the Senate; and,

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of B. H. Rand;" and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the Senate; and,

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of sandry citizens of Baltimore;” and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the Senate; and,

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the resolution providing for the security, in the transmission of letters, &c. in the public mail; and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the Senate; and, Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

On motion, by Mr. Morril, The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 18th instant, for instructing the Committee on the Judiciary to inquire into the expediency of passing a general law, with such provisions

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