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ing the expenditure of the moneys appropriated for the contingent expenses of the military establishment, for the year 1821; and the letter and statement were read.

The President also communicated a letter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting a statement of the contracts made by the Commissioners of the Navy during the year 1821; and the letter and statement were read.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the building of an additional number of sloops of war, for the protection of the commerce of the United States in the Gulf of Mexico; and into the propriety of employing one or more of the frigates, or ships of war, by the United States, for the same purpose.

Mr. Pinkney presented the petition of John Gooding and James Williams, late owners of the private armed schooner “Midas," praying that they may be paid the bounty allowed by law to the owners of private armed vessels for the capture and delivery of prisoners, on twenty-two slaves that formed a part of the crew of the British privateer “Dash,” captured in the year 1814, by the “Midas;" the petition was read; and,

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

Mr. Findlay presented the memorial of John Gilder, and others, a committee of superintendence of the East Florida Coffee Land Association, praying a grant of certain sections of land to enable them to carry into effect the objects of the association; the petition was read; and,

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

Mr. King, of New York, presented the petition of Alexander and Sylvester Humphrey, praying indemnification for damages to a wharf, which they had contracted to build for the United States, on Staten Island, as stated in the petition; which was read; and,

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

Mr. Smith, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill supplementary to an act, entitled • An act to alter the terms of the District Court in Alabama;” the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Thomas, from the Commitee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill for the relief of Richard Matson, reported the same with an amendment; which was read.

Mr. Lowrie presented the memorial of William Corrie, in behalf of Adam Corrie, stating that lands which he had purchased from the United States had been reduced in value by the operation of the act of April 24th, 1820, and praying relief; the memorial was read; and,

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

Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 10th instant, respecting appropriations of territory for the purposes of education; and,

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

On motion, by Mr. Holmes, of Maine, Ordered, That the bill further to establish the compensation of officers of the customs, and to alter certain collection districts, and for other purposes, be recommitted to the Committee on Finance, further to consider and report thereon.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Rebecca Hodg

son; and,

On motion, by Mr. Pinkney, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until next Friday week, the 1st of February.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 22d instant, for requesting the Secretary of State to transmit to the Se nate the returns of manufacturing establishments, and manufactures, taken by the Marshals; and,

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 22d instant, for instructing the Committee on Public Lands to inquire whether any further legislation be necessary to perfect the titles of lands which have been located, under the act of the 17th of Febru. ary, 1815, " for the relief of the inhabitants of the late county of New Madrid, in the Missouri Territory, who suffered by earthquakes;" and agreed thereto.

The 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 last war, was read the second time; and,

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

The 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, , was read the second time.

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; and,

On motion, by Mr. Holmes, of Maine,
Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until
Wednesday next.

After the consideration of Executive business,
The Senate adjourned.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1822.

The Honorable Cæsar A. Rodney, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the state of Delaware for the term of six years, commencing on the fourth day of March last, attended; his credentials having been previously read and filed; and the oath prescribed by law was administered to him, and he took his seat in the Senate.

The President communicated a letter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting an abstract of the expenditures on account of the contingent expenses of the Navy, during the year ending on the 30th of September last; and the letter and abstract were read.

Mr. Holmes, of Maine, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the memorial of the President aud Directors of the Bank of the United States, praying certain legislative enactments for the relief of the Institution, reported a bill to amend the act, en

titled “ An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States;" 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 tą authorize the state of Illinois. to open a canal through the public lands, to connect the Illinois river and Lake Michigan; the bill was read; and, Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

On motion, by Mr. Noble, Ordered, That the Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of Ebenezer Williams, of New Hampshire, a soldier in the Revolutionary army, praying a pension, be discharged from the further consideration thereof.

Mr. Otis presented the petition of Walley and Foster, praying the benefit of drawback on pepper, exported; the petition was read; and,

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

Mr. Barton laid before the Senate sundry documents relating to claims to land in the state of Missouri; which were read; and,

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

Mr. D’Wolf presented the memorial of Nicholas Brown, and others, inhabitants of Providence, Rhode Island, praying that cordage manufactured from foreign hemp may be entitled to the benefit of drawback, equal to the duty on hemp imported; and also, the memorial of Edward Brinley, and others, merchants, ship owners, and manufacturers, of Newport, Rhode Island, praying that the benefit of drawback may be extended to cordage manufactured from foreign hemp; the memorials were read; and,

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

Mr. Smith presented the petition of Henry J. Jones, of Charleston, South Carolina, praying to be released from the payment of a judgment obtained against him by the United States; the petition was read; and,

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

Mr. King, of New York, was requested to take the chair.

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, presented the memorial of George Shannon, of Lexington, Kentucky, praying an increase of 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. Van Buren presented the memorial of Henry W. Delavan and Company, merchants, of Albany, in the state of New York, engaged in the importation of goods from England, and various other ports of Europe, complaining of the operation of the act supplementary to an act, entitled “ An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonage," praying that certain sums paid by them in accordance therewith may be refunded, and an amendment of said act, so as to protect the fair and honorable trader from its severe operations; the memorial was read; and,

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 22d instant for requesting the Secretary of State to transmit to the Senate the returns of manufacturing establishments and manufactures, taken by the Marshals; and agreed thereto.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 23d instant, for instructing the Committee on Naval Affairs to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the protection of the commerce of the United States; and the same having been modified, by the mover, was agreed to, as follows:

Resolved, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the building or purchase of an additional number of small vessels of war, for the protection of the commerce of the United States.

The President communicated a letter from the Secretary of Stato, transmitting a printed copy of the return, yesterday received from the Marshal of South Carolina, of the enumeration of the inhabitants of the district of Kershaw, in that state; and the letter and return were read.

The bill supplementary to an act, entitled “ An act to alter the terms of the district court in Alabama," was read the second time.

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