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From the State of

Ohio,

Jeremiah Morrow,
The honourable

Benjamin Ruggles.
From the State of

Louisiana,
The honourable Eligius Fromentin.

The honourable John Gaillard, President pro tempore, resumed the chair.

The honourable Eli P. Ashmun, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, in the room of the honourable Christopher Gore, resigned, produced his credentials, which were read, and the oath prescribed by law was administered to him, and he took his seat in the Senate.

The President communicated the credentials of the appointment of the honourable James Noble and Waller Taylor as Senators, by the legislature of the State of Indiana, which were read.

Whereupon, on motion by Mr. Morrow, Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inquire whether any, and if any, what, legislative measures may be necessary

for admitting the State of Indiana into the Union, or for extending to that State the laws of the United States.

Ordered, That Mr. Morrow, Mr. Daggett, and Mr. Barbour, be the committee.

On motion by Mr. Morrow, Ordered, That the credentials of the appointment of the bonourable James Noble, and the ho.

pourable Waller Taylor, as Senators to represent the said State of Indiana in the Senate of the United States, be referred to the said committee, to consider and report thereon.

On motion by Mr. Tait, Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives, that a quorum of the Senatc is assembled, and ready to proceed to business.

Mr. Varnum submiited the following motion for consideration :

Resolred, That it is cxpedient to repeal a law passed the last session of Congress, entitled “ An act to change the mode of compensation to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, and the Delegates from Territories,” and that a comunittce be appointed to prepare and report a bill for that

purpose. On motion by Mr. Lacock, Resolved, That each Senator be supplied, during the present session, with three such newspapers printed in the United States, as he may choose, provided the same be furnished at the usual rate for the annual charge of such papers;

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provided, also, that if any. Senator shall choose te take any newspapers other than daily papers, he shall be supplied with as many such papers as shall not exceed the price of three daily papers.

On motion by Mr. Howell, Resolved, That a committee be appointed agrecably to the forty-second rule for conducting business in the Senate.

Ordered, That Mr. Howell, Mr. Lacock, and Mr. Thompson, be the committee.

Mr. Howell submitted the following motion for consideration, which was read:

Resolved, That two chaplains of different denominations be appointed to Congress, during the present session, one by each House, who shall interchange weekly.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

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

Mr. President, I am directed to inform the Senate that a quorum of the House of Representatives is assembled, and ready to prccced to busi

Dess.

They have appointed a committee on their part, jointly with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on the President of the United States, and notify him that a quorum of the two Houses is assembled, and ready to reccive any communications that he may be pleased to make to them; in which reso. lution they request the concurrence of the Senate. And he withdrew.

On motion, Resolred, That the Senate do concur in the appointment of a joint committee on their part, agreeably to the resolution last mentioned: and

Ordered, That Mr. Barbour and Mr. Macon be the committee.

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

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On motion by Mr. Wilson, Resolved, That a comunittee be appointed, agrece ably to the twenty-second rule, for conducting business in the Senate.

Ordered, That Mr. Wilson, Mr. Fromentin, and Mr. Ashmun, be the committee.

Mr. Fromentin submitted the following motion for consideration, which was read:

Resolved, That a committee of three members be appointed, who, with three members of the House of Representatives, to be appointed by that House, shall have the direction of the money appropriated to the purchase of books, and maps, for the use of the two Houses of Congress. Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

On motion by Mr. Fromentin, It was read a second time, by unanimous conscnt, and considered as in committee of the whole : and no amendinent having been proposed, the President reported it to the House.

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

It was determined in the allirmative. Mr. Wilson, from the committee, reported said resolution correctly engrossed.

Ou motion, It was read a third time, by unanimous conscut.

Resolved, That this resolution pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Fromentin, Mr. Goldsbo. rough, and Mr. Hunter, be the committee

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the Houseof Representatives accordingly.

On motion by Mr. Ruggles, Resolved, That a committee be appointed for enrolled bills, jointly with such committee as may be appointed by the House of Representatives.

Ordered, That Mr. Ruggles, be the committee on the part of the Senate.

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

On motion, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock'to-morrow morning

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1816.

Mr. Barbour reported from the joint committee, that they had waited on the President of the United States agreeably to order, and that the President of the United States informed the committee, that he would make a communication to the two Houses this day at 12 o'clock.

The following written Message was received from the President of the United States by Mr. Todd, his secretary: Fellow-Citizens of the Senate

and of the House of Representatives : In reviewing the present state of our country, our attention cannot be withheld from the effect produced by peculiar seasons, which have very generally impaired the annual gifts of the earth,

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