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Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of Representatives have ing signed several enrolled bills, and an enrolled resolution, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their Presi. dent.

The President of the United States, on the 17th instant, approved and signed " An act for the relief of Jonathan N. Bailey;" • An act to remit the duties on a sword, imported to be presented to Captain Thomas M.Donough, of the United States' navy;" “ An act for the relief of Gad Worthington;" “ An act for the relief of Solomon Por. ter, junior,” “ An act to fix the limits of the port of entry and deli-. very for the district of Philadelphia;”. “ An act for the relief of John Anderson;" “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 25, 1801;" and, on the 20th instant, “ 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.;" and, also, .66 An act to revive and continue in force • An act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the states of Maryland and Georgia.”

The House of Representatives have passed a bill, entitled “ An act confirming the title to a tract of land to Alzira Dibrel and Sophia Hancock,” in which bill they request the concurrence of the Senate.

They concur in the amendment of the Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act restoring to the ship Diana the privileges of a sea-letter vessel.” .

They also concur in the amendment of the Senate to the bill, enti. tled “ An act making appropriations for the public buildings,” with an amendment, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

They recede from their disagreement to the fourth and fifth of the amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of government for the year 1822,” and insist on their disagreement to the ninth. And he withdrew.

On motion, The Senate proceeded to consider their ninth amendment to the bill last mentioned, disagreed to, and the disagreement insisted on by the House of Representatives.

Whereupon,
Resolved, That they recede therefrom.

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

On motion,
The Senate proceeded to consider the amendment of the House of
Representatives to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, entitled
“ An act making appropriations for the public buildings."

Whereupon,
Resolved, That they concur therein.

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

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

The bill last brought up from the House of Representatives for concurrence, was read twice by unanimous consent; and,

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

The amendment to the bill, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of the navy of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two,” 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.
The title was amended by adding thereto " and for other purposes."

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in the amendments. · The bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of James May, and the representatives of William Macomb,” was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of the Committee of Conference, on their part, made the 24th instant, upon the subject of the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendment proposed by 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 sales of public lands within the same;"

Whereupon, Resolved, That the Senate concur in the amendment of the House of Representatives to their amendments to the said bill, with the

amendments thereto proposed by the Committee of Conference, as follows: 3d line of amendment, strike out “their limits,” and insert,

within the limits of the late Mississippi territory;" 12th line, strike out “deducted therefrom," and insert, “ if not entirely redeemed, the residue to be deducted from the nett proceeds;". and that the bill be amended accordingly.

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

On motion, The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the 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 30th March, 1808; Mr. Dickerson in the chair; and, Mr. Lowrie having proposed an amendment thereto,

On motion, Ordered, That the bill lie on the table, and that the proposed amendment be printed for the use of the Senate.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled • An act to repeal the act, entitled • An act to encourage vaccination;" and,

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act relating to Treasury notes;" and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the Senate; and,

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

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 transmit to the Senate, agreeably to their resolution of yesterday, a report from the Secretary of State, with copies of the papers requested by. that resolution, in relation to the recognition of the South American provinces.

JAMES MONROE.
Washington, 26th April, 1822.
The message and documents were read; and,

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

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On motion, The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the considera tion 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 the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and made the order of the day for, Monday next.

On motion, It was agreed that when the Senate adjourn it be to Monday next. Mr. Holmes, of Maine, from the Committee on Finance, to which the subject was referred by a resolution of the Senate of the 21st ultimo, reported a bill for the disposition of certain special bank deposites; which was twice read by unanimous consent.

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

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

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for certain information respecting Revolutionary pensioners; and the same having been modified, was agreed to, as follows:

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to prepare and report to the Senate, at the next session of Congress, the number of persons placed upon the pension list, up to the 4th of September next, by virtue of the act, entitled “ An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary war," approved March 18, 1818, and the act in addition to the ace aforesaid, approved May the 1st, 1820; that the Secretary of War, in giving the number aforesaid, distinguish between those who enlisted to serve during the war, and those for any shorter period, stating the number of each, and the time served, and the number of the officers who receive twenty dollars per month.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures, to whom was referred the act of the Legislature of Mississippi, making appropriations for the Natchez hospital; and,

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

On motion, by Mr. Dickerson, The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill to alter the times and places of holding the district court in the district of New Jersey; and the same having been amended, it was reported to the Senate 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.

Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of the officers, volunteers, and other persons engaged in the late campaign against the Seminole Indians;" and,

On motion, That the further consideration thereof be postponed indefinitely, It was determined in the negative, 3

s Yeas .... 13,

uves Nays .... 24. On motion, by Mr. Morril, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senatorg present, those who voted in the affirmative, are, Mr. Barton, Mr. Chandler, Mr. Knight, Benton,

Holmes, of Maine, Macon,

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