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On motion, by Mr. Walker, Ordered, That it be recommitted, together with the bill to provide for paying to the state of Mississippi three per cent. of the nett proceeds arising from the sale of the public lands within the same, further to consider and report thereon.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled An act for the relief of Peggy Mellen," and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the House; 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 distribution of the marshals' returns of the fourth census, and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the House; and

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Otis asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill authorizing the transfer of certain certificates of the funded debt of the United States; the bill was read; and

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading. The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill further to establish the compensation of officers of the customs, and to alter certain collection districts, and for other purposes; and,

On motion, by Mr. Otis, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until to-morrow.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill granting to the Governor of the state of Louisiana, for the time being, and his successors in office, two tracts of land in the county of Point Coupee. Mr. Van Dyke having proposed an amendment thereto,

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

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of Josiah Hook, junior, and the blank having been filled with “$897 82," it was reported to the House; and being concurred in,

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

It was determined in the affirmative.

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

In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, requesting the Prosident “to cause a statement of expenditures upon the public buildings, and an account of their progress, to be annually laid before Congress, at the commencement of each session," I herewith transmit the annual report of the Commissioner of the Public Buildings.

JAMES MONROE. Washington, January 15, 1822. The message, together with the report, were read.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill to keep in repair the Cumberland road; and,

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

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1822.

Mr. Lanman presented the petition of Abijah Fuller, praying a pension; the petition was read; and,

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

Mr. Lowrie, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill supplementary to the several acts for adjusting the claims to land, and establishing land offices in the districts east of the island of New Orleans, reported the same, with amendments, which were read.

Mr. Benton, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill concerning the lands and salt springs to be granted to the state of Missouri, for the purposes of education, and for other public uses, reported the same, with an amendment, which was read.

Mr. Eaton, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of John M. Whitney and John Snodgrass, in behalf of the legal representatives of Alexander Montgomery, deceased, reported a bill for the relief of the heirs and representatives of Alexander Montgomery; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.
Mr. Van Buren presented the memorial of “The American So,

ciety for the encouragement of Domestic Manufactures,” praying the protection of Congress to national industry; the memorial was read; and,

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

The bill for the relief of Josiah Hook, junior, was reported by the committee correctly engrossed.

Mr. Findlay submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a more direct post route than at present exists from the city of Washington to the city of Pittsburg,

The bill authorizing the transfer of certain certificates of the funded debt of the United States was read the second time.

Mr. Holmes, of Mississippi, communicated an attested copy of the act of the Legislature of the state of Mississippi, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the Natchez hospital,” and requesting the consent of Congress thereto; the act was read, and,

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

Mr. King, of Alabama, laid before the Senate resolutions of the Legislature of the state of Alabama, requesting their Senators and Representatives in Congress to use their exertions to procure an appropriation for treating with the Creek and other nations of Indians, relative to the cession of certain parts of their territory; and the resolutions were read.

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

Mr. President: The Speaker of the House of Representatives haying signed an enrolled bill, I am directed to bring it to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The President of the United States, on the 11th instant, approved and signed * An act for the relief of Samuel Clarkson and Alexander Elmslie;" and, also, a resolution providing for the distribution of the Secret Journal and Foreign Correspondence of the Old Congress, and of the Journal of the Convention which formed the Constitution of the United States.

The House of Representatives have passed a bill, entitled "An act to provide for the due execution of the laws of the United States within the state of Missouri, and for the establishment of a district court therein;" in which bill they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

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.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill further to establish the compensation of officers of the customs, and to alter certain collection districts, and for other purposes; Mr. Talbot in the chair; and,

After debate,

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

On motion, by Mr. Barbour, It was agreed that when the Senate adjourn it be to Monday next.

Mr. Van Buren presented the petition of William Vaughan, sailing master in the navy, praying to be allowed prize money for the destruction of two vessels of the enemy, in the late war; the petition was read; and,

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

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1822.

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Isaac Finch,” reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Noble, from the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the bill, entitled, "An act to revive and continue in force an act, entitled *An act to provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds received in the Revolutionary War,” reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Thomas presented the memorial of a number of the inhabitants of the state of Illinois, praying the right of pre-emption; 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. Van Dyke, from the Committee of Claims, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill for the relief of James H. Clark; the bill was read, and Ordered, That it pass to a second reading.

On motion, by Mr. Lanman, Ordered, That John Despard and Vincent Grant, respectively, have leave to withdraw their papers, presented at the first session of the Sixteenth Congress.

Mr. Noble presented the memorial of Eliza Dill, Jane Jervis, and Louisa St. Clair Robb, daughters of the late General Arthur St. Clair, praying the payment of the balance stated to be due to their deceased father; the memorial was read; and,

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

Mr. Thomas gave notice that to-morrow he should ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the state of Illinois to open a canal through the public lands, to connect the Illinois river and Lake Michigan.

Mr. Lowrie presented the memorial of the Pennsylvania Society for promoting the abolition of slavery and the slave trade; the petition was read; and,

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

Mr. Ruggles presented the petition of a number of the citizens of the state of Ohio, in favor of such measures as will best promote the amelioration, and civilization, of the Indian tribes; the petition was pead; and,

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

Mr. Lowrie gave notice that to-morrow he should ask leave to in-, troduce a bill vesting in the respective states the right of the United

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