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A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary,
Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill, entitled “ An act to fix the time for the next meeting
of Congress," to which they di sire the concurrence of this House: And then he withdrew.
A motion was made by Mr. Gardenier, and seconded that the House do come to the following resolution:
Resolved, That it is expedient that all such provi. sions in the several acts which relate to the laying and enforcing the embargo; and for prohibiting foreign armed vess.is from entering the ports and harbors of the United States, and for prohibiting intercourse between the United States and Great Britain and France, and their dependencies, as ought to be kept in force, should be reduced into one act; and that a com mittee be appointed to bring in a bill for that purpose.
And on the question that the House do now proceed to the considcration of the said resolution,
It was determined in the negative. The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the wbole House, on the bill authorizing the appointment of an agent for the land office at Kaskaskia, and allowing com. pensation to the commissioners and clerk; and after some time spent thercin, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Bassett reported, that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under con. sideration, and made several amendments thereto, which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were twice read and concurred in by the House.
Ordered, Thrat the said bill, with the amendments, be engrossed and read the third time, to morrow.
· The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole House, on the bill to continue in force an act declaring the as. sent of Congress to a certain act of the state of South Carolina, passed the twenty-first of December, one thousand eight hundred and four; and after some
time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Pitkin reported, that the committee had, ac-. cording to order, had the said bill under consideration and made no amendment thereto.
Ordered, 'That the said bill be engrossed and read the third time, to-morrow.
The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole House, on the bill supplementary to an act, entitled “ An act making appropriations for carrying into effect a treaty between the United States and the Chickasaw tribe of Indians,” and to establish a land office in the Missis. sippi territory; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Desha reported, that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made no amendment thereto.
Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and read the third time, to-morrow.
A motion was made by Mr. Gardenier, and se. conded, that the House do come to the following re. solution ;
Resolved, That the committee to whom was referred so much of the President's message as relates to intercourse with foreign nations, be instructed to bring in a bill to reduce into one act, all such provi. sions of the several acts which relate to the laying and enforcing the embargo, and for prohibiting foreign armed vessels from entering the ports and harbors of the United States, and for prohibiting intercourse be. tween the United States and Great Britain and France, and their dependencies, as ought to be kept in force.
And on the question that the House do now proceed to the consideration of the said resolution,
Nays, 66 The
nags being demanded by one fifth of the members present,
Those who yoted in the affirmative, arç Ezekiel Bacon,
Archibald M.Bryde, William Baylies,
Pleasant M. Miller, Daniel Blaisdell,
William Milnor, James Breckenridge,
Thomas Moore, John C. Chamberlain,
Jeremiah Morrow, William Chamberlin,
Jonathan 0. Moseley, Epaphroditus Champion,
Thomas Newton, Martin Chittenden,
John Nicholson, Matthew Clay,
Joseph Pearson, Samuel W. Dana,
Benjamin Pickman, junior, John Davenport, junior,
Timothy Pitkin, junior, William Ely,
Elisha Ř. Potter, James Emott,
Josiah Quincy, Barent Gardenier,
John Randolph, Charles Goldsborough,
Daniel Sheffey, Thomas R. Gold,
Richard Stanfopd, William Hale,
John Stanley, Nathaniel A. Haven,
William Stedman, Daniel Heister,
James Stephenson, Jonathan H. Hubbard,
Lewis B. Sturges Robert Jenkins,
Jacob Swoope, Philip B. Key,
Samuel Taggart, Herman Knickerbacker, Benjamin Tallmadge, Joseph Lewis, junior,
Jabez Upbam, Edward St. Loe Livermore, Archibald Van Horn, Robert Le Roy Livingston, Killian K. Van Rensselaer, Matthew Lyon,
Laban Wheatop, Nathaniel Macon,
Ezekiel \Vhitman, Robert Marion,
James Wilson. Vincent Matthews,
Those who voted in the negative, are Lemuel J. Alston,
James Cochran, Willis Alston, junior,
James Cox, William Anderson,
William Crawford, David Bard,
Henry Crist, Burrell Bassett,
Richard Cutts, Williain IV. Bibb,
Jolin Dawson, Adam Boyd,
Joseph Desha, John Brown,
John W. Eppes, Robert Brown,
William Findley, William A. Burwell,
Jonathan Fisky William Butler
Barzillai Gaopett, Joseph Calhoun,
Thomas Gholson, junio:, Howell Cobb,
John Rhea, (Tennessee) James Holland,
Matthias Richards. Benjamin Howard,
John Roane, Jacob Hufty,
Ebenezer Sage, John G. Jackson,
Thomas Sammons, Richard M. Johnson,
Lemuel Sawyer, Walter Jones,
Benjamin Say, Thomas Kenan,
Ebenezer Seaver, William Kennedy,
Samuel Shaw, Joba Love,
George Smith, Aaron Lyle,
John Smith, Samuel M.Kee,
Samuel Smith, Alexander M.Kim,
Henry Southard, John Montgomery,
John Taylor, Nicholas R. Moore,
John Thompson, Gurdon S. Mumford,
Uri Tracy, Roger Nelson,
Robert Weakley, Thomas Newbold,
The bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act to fix the time for the next meeting of Congress," was read the first time.
On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and com. mitted to a committee of the whole House, to-morrow.
The several orders of the day were farther postponed until to-morrow,
And the House adjourned until to-morrow morn. ing, eleven o'clock.
WEDNESDAY, June 7, 1809.
Another member, to wit : Erastus Root, from New York, appeared, produced his credentials and took his seat in the House; the oath to support the constitution of the United States being first adminis. tered to him by Mr. Speaker.
Mr. Bibb presented a petition of Benjamin. Farar, James Williams, William Stubblefield, and Richard Stern, of the Mississippi Territory, praying to be
remunerated for loss of their horses while in actual service in the expedition to the Sabine river, in the year one thousand eight hundred and six.
The said petition was read and referred to the Committee of Claims.
On motion of Mr. Lewis, Ordered, That the petitions of Samuel Carson, of Alexandria, and of sundry inhabitants of Washington county, in the district of Columbia, presented on the tenth and nineteenth of January last, be referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Southard, from the Committee of Revisal and Unfinished Business, made a further report, in part, of such matters of business as were depending and un. determined at the close of the last session of Congress, which was read and ordered to lie on the table.
A motion was made by Mr. Love, and seconded, that the House do come to the following resolution:
Resolved, that the Committee for the District of Columbia, be instructed to report upon what subjects referred to them it will be necessary for Congress to act on during the present session.
And on the question that the House do agrce to the said resolution,
It was determined in the negative. On a motion made and leave given by the House,
Mr. Burwell,' from the committee appointed on that part of the message from the President of the Unit. cd States which relates “ to the fortification of our sca.port towns,” presented, according to order, a bill making further appropriations to complete the fortifi. cations commenced for the security of the ports and harbors of the United States; and io erect such forti. fications as may be necessary for the protection of the orihern and western frontiers of the United States, which was received and read the first time.
On motion, Tlie said biil ras read the second time, and comited to a commiitec of the whole House, to-morrow.