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introduce a bill, supplemental to “ An act to authorize the appointment of commissioners to lay out the road therein mentioned."

Mr. Barton presented the petition of David Manchester, of Missouri, praying an extension of the provisions of the act for the relief of purchasers of Public Lands so as to embrace his case and afford bim relief; the petition was read; and,

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

Mr. Noble submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the Secretary for the Department of War be directed to lay before the Senate the amount of money furnished the agent at the bank of Vincennes, in the state of Indiana, for the purpose of paying the pensioners in the said state; and, also, to give the name of the agent, the names of the pensioners paid by the agent, and the amount paid to each, and the time when paid, the balance of the money,

in the hands of the agent at the present time, and at the time the agent was dismissed, and whether the agent be liable in his individual capacity for any amount of money not faithfully applied, or the directors of the Bank of Vincennes in their corporate capacity.

Mr. Dickerson presented the memorial of the American Philosophical Society, held at Philadelphia, for promoting useful knowledge, praying a repeal of the existing duty on books imported, or amendments to the act, as therein stated, together with a report made by a committee to said society; the memorial and report were read; and,

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

On motion, by Mr. Lanman,
Ordered, That Ezekiel P. Belden, of Connecticut, have leave to
withdraw his petition and papers, presented at the last session of
Congress.

Mr. Otis gave notice that to-morrow he would ask leave to introduce a bill for the relief of William Phillips and Gardner Greene, of Boston.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United States, as it respects the judicial power of the United States in all controversies to which a state shall be a party: Mr. Barbour in the chair.

Mr. Holmes, of Maine, having proposed an amendment thereto, After debate,

. On motion, by Mr. Smith, Ordered, That it lie on the table. Mr. Smith submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the three hundred copies of the Journals of the Senate, printed under the order of the Senate of the 1st of May, 1820, be distributed in the following manner: One

copy to each of the Senators, and one copy to each of the members of the House of Representatives, five copies to be placed in the office of the Secretary of the Senate, for the use of the Senate, and the remaining copies to be deposited in the library.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1822.

The President laid before the Senate the credentials of Cæsar A. Rodney, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the state of Delaware for six years, commencing on the fourth day of March last; the credentials were read; and,

Ordered, That they lie on file.

Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill to provide for paying to the state of Mississippi three per cent. of the nett proceeds arising from the sales of public lands within the same; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Thomas asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill supplemental to an act, entitled, “An act to authorize the appointment of Commissioners to lay out the road therein mentioned;" the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading. .

Mr. Walker presented the memorial of the mayor and aldermen of the city of Mobile, praying the aid of the general government, by grants of public land within the limits thereof; the memorial was read; and,

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

Mr. Holmes, of Maine, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the petition of George Simpson, praying for compensation for his services in negotiating a loan, made a report, accompanied by the following resolution:

Resolved, That the petition of George Simpson ought not to be granted.

The report and resolution were read.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 10th instant, respecting the appropriations of territory for purposes of education; and,

On motion, by Mr. Lloyd, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and made the order of the day for, Wednesday next.

Mr. Van Dyke, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the memorial of Daniel W. Cox, of the city of Philadelphia, praying the confirmation of the title to a tract of land in Louisiana, granted by the Spanish government to the Marquis de Maison Rouge, made a report, accompanied by a bill confirming the title of the Marquis de Maison Rouge; the report and bill were read; and,

Ordered, That the bill pass to the second reading.

Mr. Lanman presented the petition of Daniel Stoddard, of Groton, Connecticut, praying a pension, for reasons presented in the petition; which was read; and,

On his motion, Ordered, That it be referred, together with the accompanying papers and documents, to the Committee on Pensions, to consider and report thereon.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 15th instant, for information respecting the money furnished the agent at the Bank of Vincennes, in the state of Indiana, for the purpose of paying the pensioners in the said state, and agreed thereto.

Mr. Boardman presented the petition of Daniel Boardman, of New York, praying that his patents, granted under the British government, and recorded at St. Helena, may be recorded in like manner as those in the district of St. Helena have been, and also that he may be permitted to cause a re-survey of his lands registered in his name at St. Helena; the petition was read; and,

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 15th instant, for the distribution of the three hundred copies of the journals of the Senate, printed under the order of the Senate of the 1st of May, 1820, and agreed thereto.

The bill to amend the act granting the right of pre-emption to certain settlers in the state of Louisiana, and for other purposes, was read the second time.

On motion, by Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Public Lands, together with the memorial of the Legislature of the state of Louisiana, in relation thereto, to consider and report thereon.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the considera, tion of the resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as it respects the choice of President and VicePresident of the United States, and the election of Representatives in the Congress of the United States; Mr. Chandler having proposed an amendment thereto,

After debate, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed un. til to-morrow.

On motion, The Senate resumed the consideration of the resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as it respects the judicial power of the United States in all controversies to which

state shall be a party, together with the amendment proposed thereto; and,

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

After the consideration of Executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1822.

Mr. Mills presented the petition of Eldad Parsons, the petition of Charles Simpson, and also the petition of Thadeus Gilbert; severally praying to be placed on the roll of Revolutionary pensioners. The petitions were read; and,

On his motion, Ordered, That they be respectively referred to the Committee on Pensions, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Pinkney presented the petition of Rebecca Hodgson, widow of Joseph Hodgson, deceased, praying remuneration for the loss of the house burnt in the year 1800, whilst occupied by the government as the war office; the petition was read; and,

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

Mr. Knight presented the petition of sundry merchants, traders, manufacturers, and others, of the town of Warwick, and its vicinity, in the state of Rhode Island, praying the passage of an act establishing an uniform system of bankruptcy; and the petition was read.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee of Finance, to whom was referred the petition of George Simpson, praying for compensation for his services in negotiating a loan; and,

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

The bill confirming the title of the Marquis de Maison Rouge, was read the second time.

The bill to provide for paying to the state of Mississippi three per cent. of the nett proceeds arising from the sales of the public lands within the same, was read the second time.

The bill supplemental to an act, entitled “An act to authorize the appointment of commissioners to lay out the road therein mentioned," was read the second time; and,

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as it respects the choice of President and VicePresident of the United States, and the election of Representatives in the Congress of the United States; and,

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

The Senate resumed, as is committee of the whole, the consideration of 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,

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