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as may be necessary to secure the public property, when in the hands of public agents; and agreed thereto.

Mr. Ruggles from the Committee of Claims, to which was referred the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of the officers, volunteers, and other persons engaged in the late campaign against the Seminole Indians,” reported the same without amendment.

On motion, The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee on Finance on the petition of Paul Lanusse and F. Bailey Blanchard, together with the additional evidence; and,

On motion, by Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, Ordered, That it lie on the table.

On motion, by Mr. Van Buren, Ordered, That Henry W. Delavan & Co. merchants, of Albany, in the state of New York, have leave to withdraw their memorial and papers.

Mr. Knight reported, from the committee, that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill, entitled “ An act to alter the times of holding courts in the western district of Virginia, and for other purposes.'

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

Mr. President: 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 concur in the first, second, eighth, tenth, and twelfth, of the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of government for the year 1822;" they disagree to the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth, and eleventh, of the said amendments, and they concur in the amendment proposed by the Senate to the title of the said bill.

They have passed a bill, entitled "An act to repeal the act, entitled An act to encourage vaccination;" and, also, a bill, entitled “ An act relating to Treasury notes;" in which bills they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

The said two bills were read.
Ordered, That they severally pass to the second reading.

The bill, entitled “ An act to repeal the act, entitled • An act to encourage vaccination,” 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.

On motion, The bill, entitled “ An act relating to Treasury notes,” was read the second time by unanimous consent; and,

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

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.

After the consideration of Executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1822.

On motion, by Mr. Noble, Ordered, That the Committee on Pensions, to which was referred the petition of James Bancroft, praying a pension, be discharged from the further consideration thereof.

Mr. Noble, from the Committee on Pensions, to which was referred the bill, entitled “ An act to revive and continue in force certain acts concerning the allowance of pensions upon a relinquishment of bounty lands," reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Benton submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to make known to the Senate, whether any revenue has accrued to the United States, and, if any, how much, from leases of lead mines in the valley of the Mississippi; whether any lease, promise, or agreement, is now in force for the use and occupation of any such mines, with copies thereof, if written, and the substance thereof, if verbal; with the names of the lessees, and their places of residence; whether the said leases, if any such there are, have been made with or without public notice, at auction or by private contract, by whom and with whom, with a copy of the powers under which each acted; also, a copy of the regulations, if any have been made, for carrying into effect the acts of Congress which authorize the lease of lead mines.

Mr. Dickerson, from the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures, who were instructed to inquire into the expediency of prohibit

ing the importation of foreign spirits, made a report, which was read; and,

On motion, by Mr. Dickerson,
Ordered, That it be printed for the use of the Senate.

On motion, by Mr. Williams, of Tennessee, The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of John Thomas;” 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 Joseph Forrest; and,

On motion, by Mr. Smith, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until Friday next.

The bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of sundry citizens of Baltimore," was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

The bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of James M•Farland,” was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

The bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of William E. Meek," was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

The bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of certain distillers within the sixth collection district of Pennsylvania,” was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

The bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of B. H. Rand," was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

The bill, entitled “ An act altering the time and place of holding the district court in the district of Mississippi," was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

The bill, entitled " An act for the relief of Cornelius Huson," was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

The resolution providing for the security, in the transmission of letters, &c. in the public mail, was read a third time.

Resolved, That this resolution pass.

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

The amendment to the bill, entitled “ An act restoring to the ship Diana the privileges of a sea letter vessel," having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, the bill was read a third time as amended.

Resolved, That this bill pass with an amendment.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

The amendment to the bill, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the public buildings,” having been reported by the commit. tee correctly engrossed, the bill was read a third time as amended.

Resolved, That this bill pass with an amendment.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

The bill for the better organization of the district Court of the United States within the state of Louisiana, 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 better organization of the district court of the United States within the state of Louisiana."

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

The bill for the benefit of Thomas Pendergrass, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time.

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Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be“ An act for the benefit of Thomas Pendergrass."

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

The bill for the relief of John Baptist Belfort, and others, 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 John Baptist Belfort, and others."

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

The bill for the relief of David Cooper, 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 David Cooper."

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

The bill for the relief of Clarence Mulford, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time, and the blank filled with the word f eight."

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be “ An act for the relief of Clarence Mulford.”

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

The Senate proceeded to consider their amendments, disagreed to by the House of Representatives, to the bill, entitled “. An act making appropriations for the support of government, for the year 1822:”

Whereupon, Resolved, That they recede from the third, sixth, seventh, and eleventh, of their amendments to the said bill, and that they insist on the fourth, fifth, and seventh, of their amendments to the same bill, disagreed to by the House of Representatives.

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

Mr. Walker, from the managers on the part of the Senate, at the conference on the subject of 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

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