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States to all fines assessed for the non-performance of militia duty, during the last war.

Mr. Benton submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making further provision by law for the final adjustment of private land claims in the state of Missouri.

Mr. Walker presented the petition of James W. Files, praying relief as purchaser of a certain section of the public land, in the Huntsville land district, in the state of Alabama; the petition was read; and,

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

Mr. Williams, of Tennessee, presented the petition of James Grant, of Tennessee, 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. Johnson, of Kentucky, presented the petition of Joseph Brown, of Kentucky, 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.

The resolution providing for the distribution of the fourth census, was read a third time.

Resolved, That this resolution pass.

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

The bill, entitled “An act for the relief of Peggy Mellen," was read the third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

The bill for the relief of Josiah Hook, junr. having been previously reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time.

Resolved, That the bill pass, and that the title thereof be “An act for the relief of Josiah Hook, junr.”

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 18th instant, for instructing the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads 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, and agreed thereto.

The bill brought up for concurrence on the 18th instant, was read. Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

The bill for the relief of the heirs and representatives of Alexander Montgomery was read the second time.

Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate resumed, as in comnitte of the whole, the consideration of the resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United States, so as to limit the number of the members of the House of Representatives; and,

On motion, by Mr. Barbour, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until the third Monday in February next.

Agreeably to the order of the day 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 collec.. tion districts, and for other purposes; Mr. Parrott in the chair; and,

After debate, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and made the order of the day for, to-morrow.

Mr. King, of New York, from the committee appointed on the part of the Senate, jointly with the committee on the part of the House of Representatives, to revise the rules and orders by which the business of the two Houses shall be regulated, reported,

That the joint committee have had the subject referred to them under consideration, and have agreed to recommend the following rules, in addition to the joint rules and orders of the two Houses, viz.

No bill that shall have passed one House, shall be sent for concurrence to the other, on either of the three last days of the session.

No bill or resolution that shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall be presented to the President of the United States, for his approbation, on the last day of the session; the report was read; and,

After the consideration of executive business, the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1822.

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Rebecca Hodgson, made a report, accompanied by the following resolution:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.

The report and resolution were read.

Agreeably to notice given, Mr. Lowrie asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill vesting in the respective states the right of the United States to all fines assessed for the non-performance of militia duty during the late war; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the petition of John Caldwell, and others, purchasers of lots in Shawneetown, in the state of Illinois, made a report, accompanied by a bill to authorize the Commissioner of the General Land Office to remit the instalments due on certain lots in Shawneetown, in the state of Illinois; the report and hill were read; and,

Ordered, That the bill pass to the second reading.

Mr. Knight reported, from the Committee, that they had examined and found duly enrolled the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of Peggy Mellen;" and, also, the resolution providing for the distri. bution of the Marshals' returns of the fourth Census.

Mr. Ruggles submitted the following motion for consideration;

Resolved, That the Secretary of State be requested to transmit to the Senate the returns of manufacturing establishments, and manufactures, taken by the marshals of the several states, under the act of the 14th of March, 1820, “Providing for taking the fourth Census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States, and for other purposes.”

Mr. Thomas presented the petition of William Biggs, praying remuneration for services rendered during the Revolutionary war; the petition was read; and,

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

Mr. King, of Alabama, presented the memorial of the Legislature of the state of Alabama, respecting the improvement of the navigable waters in that state; the memorial was read; and,

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

Mr. Barton presented the memorial of the Legislature of the state of Missouri, praying the payment to the state of the three fifths of five per centum on all sales of public lands made subsequently to the 19th of July, 1821; the memorial was read; and,

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

Mr. Walker presented the resolutions of the Legislature of the state of Alabama, respecting the annexation of part of West Florida to that state; the resolutions were read; and,

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

Mr. Barton submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Lands be instructed to 'inquire whether any further legislation be necessary to perfect the titles of lands, which have been located by virtue of warrants issued under the act of Congress of the 17th day of February, 1815, entitled “ An act for the relief of the inhabitants of the late county of New Madrid, in the Missouri Territory, who suffered by earthquakes.”

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 21st instant, for instructing the Committee on Public Lands to inquire into the expediency of making further provision by law for the final adjustment of private land claims in the state of Missouri; and agreed thereto.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the committee, appointed on the part of the Senate, jointly with the committee appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, to revise the rules and orders by which the business of the two Houses shall be regulated, as follows:

That the Joint Committee have had the subject referred to them under consideration, and have agreed to recommend the following rules, in addition to the joint rules and orders of the two Houses, viz:

66 No bill that shall have passed one House, shall be sent for concurrence to the other, on either of the three last days of the Session."

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“ No bill or resolution that shall have passed the House of Representatives, and the Senate, shall be presented to the President of the United States, for his approbation, on the last day of the Session."

Whereupon,
Resolved, That the Senate concur therein.

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the memorial of the Trus, tees of the Transylvania University, praying for a repeal of the duties on books imported into the United States; and,

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

The 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," was read the second time.

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

The bill for the relief of James H. Clark was read the second time.

Agreeably to the order of the day 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. Brown, of Ohio, in the chair: and,

After progress,

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

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1822.

The President communicated a letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting a statement prepared in conformity with the fifth section of the “ Act to amend the several acts for the establishment and regulation of the Treasury, War, and Navy Departments," shew

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