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Resolved, That the Committee on Roads and Canals be instructed to inquire into the expediency of erecting a military road from the town of Anson, in Maine, up the Kennebec river, to some point on the line between the state of Maine and the province of Lower Canada; and another military road from the town of Bangor, in Maine, to some point on the line between the state of Maine and the province of New Brunswick.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion of the 26th instant, requesting of the President of the United States certain information relative to the lands granted and located by patents to the Revolutionary officers and soldiers of the Virginia line in the reservations in the states of Kentucky and Ohio; and,

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

The bill authorizing the transfer of certain certificates of the funded debt of the United States having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be “ An act authorizing the transfer of certain certificates of the funded debt of the United States."

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

Mr. Chandler presented the petition of A. Mason, and others, praying a certain post route; the petition was read; and,

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

The bill to authorize the state of Illinois to open a canal through the public lands, to connect the Illinois river and Lake Michigan, was read the second time; and,

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

The bill to amend the act, entitled “An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States,” was read the second time.

The bill for the relief of Ebenezer Stevens, and others, was read the second time.

The Senate resumed, agreeably to the order of the day, the bill confirming the title of the Marquis De Maison Rouge; and,

On motion, by Mr. Lanman, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and made the order of the day for, to-morrow.

Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill supplementary to the several acts for adjusting the claims to lands, and establishing land offices in the districts east of the Island of New Orleans; and,

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the considera. tion of 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, together with the amendment reported by the Committee on Public Lands; and the bill having been amended, it was reported to the House accordingly; and,

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

It was determined in the affirmative.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of the heirs and representatives of Alexander Montgomery; and the same having been amended,

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the bill enti. tled “An act for the relief of Isaac Finch;" 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 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;” and no amend. ment 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 bill for the relief of James H. Clark; and,

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

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill for the relief of Richard Matson, together with the amendment reported thereto by the Committee on Public Lands; and the same having been agreed to, the bill was reported to the House amended accordingly; and,

On the question, “Shall this bill be engrossed and read a third time?" It was determined in the affirmative.

On motion, by Mr. Otis, Ordered, That five hundred copies of the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, made in conformity with the provisions of the act of the 10th of February, 1820, entitled “ An act to provide for obtaining accurate statements of the foreign commerce of the United States, shewing the commerce and navigation of the United States for the

year ending the 30th of September, 1821," be printed for the use of the Senate.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of 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; and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the House; and,

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

It was determined in the affirmative.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill supplementary to an act, entitled “ An act to alter the terms of the district court in Alabama;" and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the House; and,

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

It was determined in the affirmative.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of 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; and, no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the House; and,

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

It was determined in the affirmative.

Mr. Walker gave notice that to-morrow he should ask leave to introduce a bill to provide for paying to the state of Alabama three per cent. of the nett proceeds arising from the sale of the public lands within the same.

The Senate resumed, as in 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,

On motion, by Mr. King, of New York. Ordered, That it be recommitted to the Committee on Public Lands, with instructions to incorporate the several bills relating to the same subject.

Mr. Holmes, of Maine, submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to transmit to the Senate a list of the revenue bonds, taken by the several collectors of the customs, which now remain unpaid, with the names, dates, and times, they respectively were, or shall becume payable.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1822.

Mr. Smith presented the petition of Thomas W. Bacot, Postmaster, at Charleston, South Carolina, praying re-imbursment of certain expenses incurred by him in procuring the apprehension of a person convicted of robbing the mail, who had escaped from jail; the petition was read; and,

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

Mr. Rodney presented the petition of Daniel Carroll, of Duddington, and others, proprietors of the house occupied by the Senate and House of Representatives, during the 14th and 15th Congresses, praying that the damages which the house sustained during the said occupancy may be repaired; the petition was read; and,

On his motion,

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

Mr. Ruggles, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of the President and Directors of the Planters' Bank of New Orleans, made a report, accompanied by a bill for the relief of the President and Directors of the Planters' Bank of New Orleans; the report and bill were read; and,

Ordered, That the bill pass to the second reading.

Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the memorial of William Corrie, in behalf of Adam Corrie, made a report, accompanied by the following resolution:

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

The report and resolution were read.

Mr. Elliott gave notice that to-morrow he should ask leave to introduce a bill to continue in force “ An act declaring the consent of Congress to the act of the state of South Carolina, authorizing the city council of Charleston to impose and collect a duty on the tonnage of vessels from foreign ports; and to acts of the state of Georgia, authorizing the imposition and collection of a duty on tonnage of vessels in the ports of Savannah and St. Mary's.

The President communicated a letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting statements exhibiting the contracts which were made by the quartermaster general, commissary general of subsistence, the ordnance department, the commissary general of purchases, and the engineer department, in the year 1821; and the letter and statements were read.

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, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time.

Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title thereof be “ An act concerning the lands and salt springs to be granted to the state of Missouri for the purposes of education, and for other public uses."

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

The bill to authorize the Commissioner of the General Land Office to renit the instalments due on certain lots in Shawneetown, in the state of Illinois, having been reported by the committee correctly engrossed, was read a third time.

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