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been examined, and they were delivered to the committee, to be laid before the President of the United States.

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

In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, of the 26th of April, requesting the President of the United States “ to communicate to the Senate, the report of the Attorney General, relative to any persons (citizens of the United States) who have been charged with, or guspected of, introducing any slaves into the United States, contrary to existing laws;" I transmit herewith two reports from the Attorney General.

JAMES MONROE. Washington, May 6th, 1822.

The message, together with the accompanying reports, were read; and,

On motion,
Ordered, That they 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 for the relief of James Miller, John C. Elliot, Noah Hampton, James Erwin and Jonathan Hampton;" 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 David Cummings;" and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the Senate; and,

lirdered, 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 William Henderson;" 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 William Dooly;" 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, entitled “ An act for the relief of John Pellet;" and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the Sea nate; and,

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.
Mr. Parrott submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause to be laid before the Senate, at the commencement of the next Session of Congress, the amount of all sums of money collected under the authority of any law or laws of the state of Georgia, (to which the assent of Congress may have been given,) imposing a tonnage duty on ships or vessels in the ports of Savannah and St. Mary's, and the manner in which such sums of money have been expended.

Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, to which was referred the bill, entitled “ An act vesting in the Commissioners of the counties of Wood and Sandusky the right to certain lots in the town's of Perrysburgh and Croghansville, in the state of Ohio, for county purposes;” and, also, the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of Samuel Ewings;" reported the same respectively without amendment.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed the bill which originated in the Senate, entitled " Au act to authorize the building of light-houses therein mentioned, and for other purposes;" with amendments, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate; they have also passed the bill, entitled “ An act further to es. tablish the compensation of officers of the customs, and to alter certain collection districts, and for other purposes;" with amendments, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew,

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments to the last mentioned bill; and,

Ordered, That they 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 Benjamin Desobry;" 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 Peter Cadwell and James Britten;" 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 concerning invalid pensioners;"

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 John Mattison;" 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 release of Amos Muzzy and Benjamin White from imprisonment;" and,

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the resolution authorizing the delivery of rifles promised to Captain Aikin's volunteers at the siege of Plattsburg;" and,

On motion, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed.

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

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

On motion, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed indefinitely.

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled - An act for the relief of Stephen Howard, junior;" and,

. On motion, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed.

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

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

On motion, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed.

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of Samuel Walker, Joseph L. Dutton, John Martin, Samuel Peterson, and Hannah Pe. terson;" and,

On motion, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed.

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of William N. Earle;" and,

On motion, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed.

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled " An act for the relief of Charles A. Swearingen;" and,

On motion, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed.

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of John Byers;" and, On motion, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed

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

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

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading. Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, to which was referred the bill, entitled “ An act confirming claims to lots in the town of Mobile, and to land in the former province of West Florida, which claiins have been reported favorably on by the commissioners appointed by the United States," reported the same without amenda ment; and it was considered as in committee of the whole; and hav. ing 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 be 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 Solomon Preyost;" 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 Brisban, and Josiah Lewis;" and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the Senate; and, Ordered, That it pass to third reading.

On motion, The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act further to amend the several acts relative to the Treasury, War, and Navy Departments;" and the same having been amended, it was reported to the Senate accordingly; and, the amendments being concurred in,

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

It was determined in the affirmative.

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