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West Point Academy.

MARCH, 1815.

further consideration of all matters and things The bill to authorize the Board of Commisreferred to them during the present session, upon sioners of the Navy to appoint clerks, passed which they have not reported.

through a Committee of the Whole, was ordered A message from the Senate informed the House to be engrossed for a third reading, and was acthat the Senate insist on their amendments disa cordingly read a third time, and passed. greed to by this House, to the bill fixing the Mil- The bill to provide for ascertaining and suritary Peace Establishment of the United States.” | veying the boundary lines fixed by the treaty

The House proceeded to consider the message with the Creek lodians, and for other purposes; from the Senate, notifying that they insist on the bill concerning the Navy Establishment; the their amendments to the bill fixing the Military bill for the relief of Charles Todd; the bill for Peace Establishment of the United States: where the relief of the Eastern Branch Bridge Comupon

pany, passed through Committees of the whole, Resolved, That this House insist on their disa- and were severally read a third time, and passed. greement to the said amendments, and ask a con. The bill to alter the time for the next meeting ference upon the subject-matter thereof.

of Congress having been called forOrdered, That Mr. TROUP, Mr. Johnson of Mr. Nelson moved that the further consideraKentucky, and Mr. Stuart, be the managers at tion of the bill be postponed indefinitely. the said conference, on the part of this House. This motion was opposed by Mr. Fisk, of New

The House resolved itself into a Committee of York, who enumerated the advantages to arise the Whole, on the bill from the Senate " to pro- from an early session, and the propriety of Convide a library room, and for transporting the gress fixing the day, rather than that they should library lately purchased.” The bill was reported be called together by the Executive. to the House, read the third time, and passed. Mr. Jackson, of Virginia, spoke in support of

The House went into a Committee of the the motion, and stated his belief that an extra Whole on the bill making additional appropria- session would not in any event be necessary. He tions for the service of the year 1815. The bill expressed his hope thai Congress, as well as the was reported with an amendment thereto, which people, might be permitted to enjoy a little peace. was concurred in by the House; and the bill was Mr. Nelson supported his motion on the read the third time, and passed.

grounds of the total absence of a necessity for A message from the Senate informed the House an extra session, and that their constituents ought that the Senate have passed the bill, entitled "An not to be taxed for such an object unnecessarily. act concerning invalid pensioners," with amend- Other gentlemen also spoke against as well as ments. The amendments, were read, and con- in favor of the motion for postponement; which curred in by the House.

was decided in the affirmative, and the bill inThe bill to authorize the payment for horses definitely postponed. lost in the public service in the Northwestern army, and in the campaigns under Generals Jack

WEST POINT ACADEMY. son and Floyd, in the present war, was postponed The bill from the Senate authorizing an apindefinitely

propriation for completing the public buildings at The bill from the Senate, "to allow a draw-West Point for the Military Academy, being beback on duties on spirits distilled, and on certain fore a Committee of the Wholegoods, wares, and merchandise, manufactured, Mr. Troup moved to add thereto two other within the United States, on the exportation sections, to stand as first and second sections, thereof to any foreign port or place," was post-contemplating the establishment of two corps of poned indefinitely.

engineers, precisely of the same character, aumThe bill to authorize the purchase of the ves ber, &c., as the present corps of engineers, each sels captured on Lake Champlain, passed through of which to be stationed at points to be desiga Committee of the Whole, and was ordered to nated by the President for the location of two be engrossed for a third reading; and was subse- military academies. quently read a third time, and passed.

Mr. Fisk, of New York, opposed the amend. The bill for the relief of Bowie and Kurtz, and ment as being too important to be decided at this others, having been called up

late period of the session, and because not necesMr. Yancey moved to postpone the further con- sarily connected with the present bill. He stated sideration of the bill indefinitely, on the ground several objections to the amendment, which al of want of time duly to act on the subject. once occurred to him.

The motion was opposed by Mr. GOLDSBO- To these objections Mr. Troup replied, and ROUGH and Mr. Pitkin, but was decided in the enforced the expediency of the amendment; and affirmative.

he contended that a more favorable opportunity The bill from the Senate to repeal the discrimi- for the attainment of such an object could not nating duties on imports and tonnage, on condi- again occur. tion that reciprocal measures are adopted by for- Mr. Yancey opposed the amendment, and er. eign Goveroments, passed through a Committee pressed no great friendship for the bill. His pria. of the whole without debate, and was reported cipal objection was not io the establishment of to the House, and ordered to a third reading, and other schools, but that Congress ought to fix the was read a third time, passed by unanimous vote, location of these other schools. and returned to the Senate.

Mr. Taylor also opposed the amendment,

MARCH, 1815.
Thanks to the Speaker-Collection of Duties.

H. OF R. which, he said, instead of putting a graft upon a Union by Congress, in virtue of the power granted tree, was putting a tree upon the graft. He was by the Constitution, without the concurrence of twoonly opposed to the amendment from the diffi-thirds of both Houses. culiy which would attend the adoption of such a

ART. 3. Congress shall not have power to lay any provision in both Houses at this period of the embargo on the ships or vessels of the citizens of the session.

United States in the ports or harbors thereof, for more The amendment was negatived by a large ma

than sixty days. jority; and the Committee rose and reported the

ART. 4. Congress shall not have power, without the bill without amendment.

concurrence of two-thirds of both Houses, to interdict Mr. Yancey moved 10 postpone indefinitely and any foreign nation, or the dependencies thereof.

the commercial intercourse between the United States the further consideration of the bill; which motion was opposed by Mr. Fisk, of New York, and authorize acts of hostility, against any foreign nation,

ART. 5. Congress shall not make or declare war, or supported by Mr. Alston, but was negatived by without the concurrence of two-thirds of both Houses, a large majority. The bill was then ordered to be read a third ritories of the United States, when actually invaded.

except such acts of hostility be in defence of the Ter. time, and was accordingly read a third time, and ART. 6. No person who shall hereafter be naturalpassed.

ized shall be eligible as a member of the Senate or THANKS TO THE SPEAKER.

House of Representatives of the United States, nor Mr. Findley moved the following resolution : of the United States.

capable of holding any civil office under the authority Resolved, That the thanks of this House be pre- Art. 7. The same person shall not be elected Presi. sented to LANGDON CAEVES, in testimony of their ap-dent of the United States a second time; nor shall probation of his conduct in discharge of the arduous the President be elected from the same State two and important duties assigned him whilst in the Chair. terms in succession. The motion was unanimously agreed to; and

COLLECTION OF DUTIES. this vote having been announced, the SPEAKER addressed the House as follows:

Mr. Fisk, of Vermont, moved to proceed to “ GENTLEMEN : I am very sensible of the honor you the consideration of the bill for the further secuhave done me by your vote ; but I am much more rity of the collection of duties on imports and deeply affected by the kindness of which it is an evi. tonnage. dence-a kindness which has been uniform, and which

Mr. PITKIN moved that the House now proalone could have sustained me in times and under ceed to the orders of the day. Negatived-55 circumstances of such unusual difficulty and embar- to 40. rassment as those in which we have acted together. The question to postpone the said bill indefiAlmost the only qualification with which I took the nitely being then again statedChair was a determination faithfully, impartially, and The motion was supported be Mr. William independently to do my duty; almost the only merit Reed, of Massachusetts, to whom Mr. Fisk, of which I have been authorized to claim, while in it, has New York replied. been that of a zealous endeavor to execute that deter

Mr. Barnett then observing that this was the mination. But you, in the partiality of your kindness, last day of the session, and that he found gentlehave bestowed on these poor pretensions the highest men were again commencing discussion on this excellence. Real gratitude, gentlemen, is not eloquent; question, required the previous question. I can only say I thank you-affectionately and unfeignedly I thank you! May God bless you all, and

This call was supported by ihe House, by a restore you speedily and happily to your families and vote of 57 10 42.

The SPEAKER being about to put the previous your homes !"

question in the usual formAMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION.

Mr. Sheffey moved that the bill lie on the Mr. PICKERING submitted the following propo- table, and thereon required the yeas and nays; sitions of amendment to the Constitution of the which motion was decided in the negative-For United States; which were read, and ordered to laying it on the table 47, against it 65, as follows: lie on the table.

YEAS—Messrs. Baylies of Massachusetts, Bigelow, Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representa- Brigham, Caperton, Cilley, Clopton, Cox, Culpeper, tives of the United States of America in Congress as- Davenport, Ely, Farrow, Gaston, Geddes, Grosvenor, sembled, two-thirds of both Houses concurring there Hale, Hungerford, Hulbert, Kent of Maryland, King in, That the following articles be proposed to the of Massachusetts, Law, Lovett, Moseley, Nelson, OakLegislatures of the several States, as amendments to ley, Pearson, Pickering, Pitkin, Potter, William Reed, the Constitution of the United States, each of which, Ridgely, Ruggles, Schureman, Sheffey, Sherwood, when ratified by the Legislatures of three-fourths of Slaymaker, Smith of New York, Stanford, Stockton, the several States, shall be valid to all intents and Stuart, Sturges, Taggart, Vose, Ward of Massachu. purposes as part of the said Constitution :

setts, Wheaton, White, Wilcox, and Winter. ARTICLE 1. Representatives and direct taxes shall Nars-Messrs. Alexander, Alston, Anderson, Avery, be apportioned among the several States, which may Barnett, Bines, Brown, Burwell, Cannon, Clendenin, be included within this Union, according to their re- Comstock, Condict, Crawford, Creighton, Crouch, spective number of free persons, including those bound Cuthbert, Davis of Pennsylv'a, Desha, Duvall

, Eppes, to serve for a term of years, and excluding Indians Fisk of Vermont, Fisk of New York, Gholson, Goodnot taxed, and all other persons.

wyn, Gourdin, Griffin, Harris, Hasbrouck, Hawes, ART. 2. No new State shall be admitted into the Hopkins of Kentucky, Hubbard, Humphreys, Irwin,


Military Peace Establishment.

MARCA, 1815.

Days 43.

Johnson of Kentucky, Kennedy, Kerr, Kilbourn, Lef. had occurred which produced considerable effect ferts, Lowndes, Lyle, McCoy, McKim, Moore, Newton, on his opinions. A report had been alluded to Ormsby, Parker, Pickens, Piper, Pleasants, Rhea of in debate, which merited much consideration. It Tennessee, Rich, Roane, Robertson, Sage, Sevier, is said that the Floridas had been ceded by Spain Seybert, Smith of Pennsylvania, Smith of Virginia, to Britain. Britain had very formally protested Strong, Tannehill, Taylor, T'roup, Udree, Wilson of against our taking possession of a part of the Pennsylvania, and Yancey.

country denominated West Florida. He had no The previous question was then taken, in the doubt, from information recently received, that usual form, to wit: Shall the main question be an allack was about to be made on Mobile. The now put ? and passed in the affirmative-yeas 66, enemy were building barges on board their fleet,

evidently with a view to continue the conflict. The said main question was then taken, to wit: He had no apprehension of their again visiting Shall the bill be read a third time?'and passed New Orleans; they would not soon, they would in the affirmative-yeas 66, nays 48, as follows: never, make another attempt upon that city. He

YEAs-Messrs. Alexander, Alston, Anderson, Ave- believed Mobile was the object; they would be ry, Barnett, Bines, Brown, Burwell, Butler, Calhoun, desirous of doing something to break their fall; Clendenin, Comstock, Condict, Crawford, Creighton, to retrieve the expedition from utter disgrace. It Crouch, Cuthbert, Davis of Pennsylvania, Desha, is by no means clear, that a koowledge of the Duvall, Eppes, Fisk of Vermont, Fisk of N. Y., Ghol- creaiy would arrest their designs. He had no son, Goodwyn, Gourdin, Griffin, Hall, Harris, Has- confidence in the good faith of England. He brouck, Hawes

, Hubbard, Humphreys, Irwin, Johnson believed that war still raged in the South. He of Kentucky, Kennedy, Kent of Maryland, Kerr, Ker- had said, that notwithstanding the treaty, it was shaw, Lefferts, Lyle, McCoy, McKim, Montgomery, probable an effort would be made to seize on West Moore, Murfree, Ormsby, Parker, Pickens, Piper, Plea- Florida. He entertained another opinion which sants, Rhea of Tennessee, Rich, Roane, Robertson, Sage, he would express; he believed, ihat, bad the EnSevier, Seybert, Smith of Pennsylvania, Smith of Virglish succeeded in getting possession of New Orginia, Strong, Tannehill, Taylor, Troup, Udree, Wil- leans, they would not have given it up; but they son of Pennsylvania, and Yancey. Nars-Messrs. Baylies of Massachusetts, Bigelow it. Why was the acquisition of Louisiana iotro

would have found out some pretext for holding Bradbury, Brigham, Caperton, Cilley, Clopton, Cox, Culpeper, Davenport, Ély, Farrow, Gaston, Geddes, duced into discussion at Ghent? What connex. Grosvenor, Hale, Hopkins of Kentucky, Hungerford, ion had that subject with any question of conHulbert, King of Massachusetts, Law, Lovett, Mose troversy between the United States and England? ley, Nelson, Oakley, Pearson, Pickering, Pitkin, Potter, It had reached us through various chancels, that William Reed, Ridgely, Ruggles, Schureman, Sheffey, all officers necessary for the civil government of Sherwood, Slaymaker, Smith of New York, Stanford, the country had accompanied the grand expediStockton, Stuart, Sturges, Taggart, Voso, Ward of tion. Perhaps it might curn out, on explanation, Massachusetts, Wheaton, White, Wilcox, and Winter. that many important steps with a view to con

The said bill was then read the third time, when quest and permanent occupation, hnd been taken a motion was made by Mr. King, of Massachu- after the determination io sign the treaty had setts, to recommit the bill for amendment, which been formed. was negatived. The question was then taken, Under present eircumstances, though hostile to Shall the bill pass ? and decided in the affirma- a large army in time of peace, he was himself tive.

disposed to retain a larger force than ten thouMILITARY PEACE ESTABLISHMENT. sand men; but he most earnestly hoped it would

not be reduced below that number. Mr. Troup, from the managers appointed on the part of this House, at the conference, on the ond modification, to wit: That the Military Peace

The question was taken to concur in the secdisagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amend. Establishment shall consist of "ten” thousand ments depending to the bill “fixing the Military men, instead of " fifteen” thousand, as proposed Peace Establishment of the United States,” re- by ihe Senate; and it passed in the affirmative ported the following inodifications:

yeas 70, nays 38, as follows: That the Senate recede from the first amendment proposed to the bill ;

Yuas-Messrs. Alexander, Alston, Anderson, AveThat in lieu of the second amendment proposed, the ry, Barnett

, Bines, Bowen, Calhoun, Clendenin, Clop Senate agree to substitute the word “ten," for the ton, Comstock, Crawford, Creighton, Culpeper, Cathword “fifteen;"

bert, Duvall, Eppes, Findley, Fisk of Vermont, Fisk of That the House of Representatives recede from their New York, Forsyth, Franklin, Gholson, Goodwyn, disagreement to all the other amendments proposed by Gourdin, Griffin, Grosvenor, Hall

, Hawes, Hawkins, the Senate.

Hopkins of Kentucky, Hubbard, Humphreys, Jackson The House proceeded to consider the said mod. Maryland, Kerr, Kershaw, King of North Carolina,

of Virginia, Johnson of Kentucky, Kennedy, Kent of ifications.

Lefferts, Lowndes, Lyle, McCoy, McKim, MontgomeMr. ROBERTSON said, that he hoped the report ry, Moore, Nelson, Newton, Pickens, Piper, Pleasants, of the committee of conference would be agreed Rhea of Tennessee, Rich, Ringgold, Roane, Robertson, to. He had voted against the reduction of the Sage, Seybert, Smith of Pennsylvania, Smith of VirArmy to six thousand. He was now prepared to ginia, Strong, Stuart, Tannehill, Taylor, Telfair, Troup, sanction a much larger force. Circumstances Wilson of Pennsylvania, Winter, and Yancey.

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MARCH, 1815.

Closing Business.

H. of R.

Nars-Messrs. Baylies of Massachusetts, Bradbury, made by Mr. Fisk, of New York, that the bill Brigham, Burwell, Caperton, Cannon, Cilley, Cox, be postponed indefinitely; which was determined Davenport, Desha, Ely, Farrow, Gaston, Geddes, Har- in ihe negative. ris, Hungerford, King of Massachusetts, Lovett, Macon, The amendments were then in part concurred Ormsby, Pearson, Pickering, Pitkin, John Reed, Rug: in, and in part disagreed to by the House. gles, Schureman, Sharp, Sheffey, Sherwood, Stanford,

The House went into Committee of the whole Stockton, Sturges, Taggart, Vose, Ward of Massachu. on the bill from the Senate "for the relief of sunsetts, White, Wilcox, and Wilson of Massachusetts. The question was then taken, that the House in consequence of the destruction of their tools

dry persons in the service of the United States, recede from their disagreement io so much of the by fire at the Navy Yard.” The bill was reportamendments of the Senate as proposes to strike ed without amendment, read the third time, and out a part of the 6th and the whole of the 7th

passed. and 8th sections of the bill, being that part thereof which allows donations in land to disbanded offi. that the Senate have passed the bill “makiog ap

A message from the Senate informed the House cers and soldiers, as is proposed in the third mod, propriations for the support of the Military Estabification recommended by the conferees;, and lishment for the year 1815," with amendments; passed in the affirmative-yeas 57, nays 55, as in which they ask the concurrence of this House. follows: YEAs-Messrs. Alexander, Alston, Barnett, Bayliested to a Committee of the Whole.

The said amendments were read, and commitof Massachusetts, Bigelow, Bines, Bradbury, Brigham,

The House then went into Committee on the Burwell

, Caperton, Cannon, Champion, Cilley, Clop said amendments, agreed to the same; and they ton, Cox, Crawford, Cuthbert, Ely, Gaston, Geddes, Griffin, Hale, Hall, Hopkins of Kentucky, Hubbard,

were concurred in by the House.

The order of the day on the bill from the SenHumphreys, Hulbert, King of Massachusetts, Law, Lovett, McCoy, Montgomery, Moseley, Ormsby, Pear. ate, “to authorize the settlement and payment of son, Pickering, Piper, Pitkin, John Reed, Ruggles, certain claims for the services of the militia," beSchureman, Sheffey, Sherwood, Stanford,' Stockton, ing called, Mr. Forsyth moved to discharge the Sturges, Taggart, Tannehill, Taylor, Vose, Ward of Committee of the Whole from the id bill, and Massachusetts, Wheaton, White, Wilcox, Wilson of to refer the same to the Secretary of War, with Massachusetts, Winter, and Yancey.

instructions to report at the next session of ConNars-Messrs. Anderson, Avery, Bowen, Calhoun, gress the amouni and description of claims for Comstock, Creighton, Culpeper, Davis of Pennsylva- which it provides, and the grounds upon which nia, Desha, Duvall, Eppes, Farrow, Findley, Fisk of payment has been refused by the United States. Vermont, Fisk of New York, Franklin, Gholson, Good- A division of the question on this said motion wyn, Gourdin, Grosvenor, Harris, Hawes, Hawkins, was called for; when the question was taken on Hungerford, Jackson of Virginia, Johnson of Kentucky, discharging the Committee of the Whole, and Kennedy, Kent of Marylund, Kerr, Kershaw, King of passed in the affirmative; and, on motion of Mr. North Carolina, Lefferts, Lowndes, Macon, McKim, Rhea, of Teonessee, the bill, together with the Moore, Nelson, Newton, Pickens, Pleasants, Rhea of remaining member of the motion made by Mr. Tennessee, Rich, Ringgold, Roane, Robertson; Sage, FORSytu, was ordered to lie on the table. Sharp, Smith of Pennsylvania, Smith of Virginia,

On motion of Mr. SAARP, a committee was apStrong, Telfair, Troup, Údree, and Wilson of Pennsylvania.

pointed, jointly, with a committee to be appoioted

by the Senate, to wait upon the President of the The question was then taken to recede from United States, and inform him that the iwo their disagreement to the residue of the amend: Houses are now ready to adjourn, and desire to ments of ihe Senate, as proposed in the third know whether he has any further communication modification recommended by the conferees; and to make to them during the present session. passed in the affirmative.

Mr. SHARP, from the joint committee appointed CLOSING BUSINESS.

to wait upon the President of the United States,

and inform him of the approaching recess of ConA message from the Senate informed the House gress, reported that they had performed that duty, that the Senate have passed the bill "to vest more and thai the President answered that he had no effectually in the State Courts and in the District further communication to make to Congress at Courts of the United States jurisdiction in the the present session. cases therein mentioned,” with an amendmeat; A message from the Senate informed the House in which they ask the concurrence of this House. that the Senate, having completed the Legislative

The amendment was concurred in by the business before them, are now ready to adjourn. House.

Ordered, That a message be sent to the SenA message from the Senate informed the House ate, to inform them that this House, having comthat the Senate have passed the bill entitled "An pleted the business before them, are also ready to act to authorize the payment for property lost, adjourn ; and that the Clerk do go with the said captured, or destroyed, by the enemy, while in message. the military service of the United States," with The Clerk having went with the said message, amendments.

and being returned, the SPEAKER adjourned the The amendments were read; and a motion was House sine die.

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Supplemental Journal.


it was determined in the negative-yeas 21, Days

108, as follows: Of such proceedings of the House of Representa. tives, at the Third Session of ihe Thirteenth

YEAS—Messrs. Alston, Avery, Butler, Comstock, Congress, as, pending their consideration, were Crawford, Crouch, Davis of Pennsylvania, Griffin, ordered to be kept secret, but, respecting which, Hall, Johnson of Kentucky, Lyle, Pearson, Piper, Rea the injunction of secrecy was afterwards taken of Pennsylvania, Smith of Pennsylvania, Stanford, off by order of the House.

Strong, Tannehill, Wheaton, Williams, and Wilson of Pennsylvania.

Nars—Messrs. Alexander, Anderson, Barbour, BayThursday, February 23, 1815.

lies of Massachusetts, Bigelow, Bines, Bowen, Boyd, The confidential Message of the President of Bradbury, Brigham, Caperton, Calhoun, Cannon, THE UNITED States, communicated on this day, ton, Culpeper, Cuthbert, Davenport, Desba, Duvall


Champion, Cilley, Clopton, Condict, Cooper, Creighwas then taken up, and read, as follows, viz:

Eppes, Farrow, Findley, Fisk of Vermont, Fisk of To the Senate and House of

New York, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Geddes, Ghol. Representatives of the United States :

son, Goldsborough, Gourdin, Grosvenor, Hale, Harris, Congress will have seen, by the communication from Hasbrouck, Hawes, Hawkins, Henderson, Hopkins of the Consul General of the United States, at Algiers, Kentucky, Hubbard, Humphreys, Hungerford, Hullaid before them on the 17th of November, 1812, the bert, Jackson of Rhode Island, Jackson of Virginia, hostile proceedings of the Dey against that function. Kennedy, Kent of Maryland, Kerr, King of Massaary. These have been followed by acts of more overt chusetts, Law, Lefferts, Lorett, Lowndes, Macon, Marand direct warfare against the citizens of the United kell, McCoy, McKim, McLean, Moore, Moseley, NelStates trading in the Mediterranean; some of whom son, Newton, Ormsby, Pickering, Pickens, Pitkin, are still detained in captivity, notwithstanding the at. Pleasants, John Reed, William Reed, Rhea of Ten. tempts which have been made to ransom them, and nessee, Rich, Ringgold, Roane, Robertson, Ruggles, are treated with the rigor usual on the coast of Bar. Sage, Schureman, Sevier, Sharp, Sheffey, Sherwood, bary.

Shipherd, Slaymaker, Smith of Virginia, Stockton, The considerations which rendered it unnecessary Sturges, Taggart, Taylor, Telfair, Thompson, Troup, and unimportant to commence hostile operations on Udree, Vose, Ward of Massachusetts, White, Wilcox, the part of the United States, being now terminated Wilson of Massachusetts, Winter, Wood, Wright, by the peace with Great Britain, which opens the and Yancey. prospect of an active and valuable trade of their citizens within the range of the Algerine cruisers, I recommend

Mr. Hall then moved to amend the motion of to Congress the expediency of an act declaring the ex- Mr. Gaston, by striking out the words "ibe Comistence of a state of war between the United States and mittee on Foreign Relations," and inserting, in the Dey of Algiers; and of such provisions as may be lieu thereof, the words " a select committee;" and, requisite for a vigorous prosecution of it to a success the question being taken thereon, it passed in the ful issue.

affirmative. JAMES MADISON. Mr. Hawkins then moved to postpone the furWashington, Feb. 23, 1815.

ther consideration of the bill until Monday next; Ordered, That the said communication be re. which was determined in the negative. ferred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. The question was then taken on agreeing to

Mr. Wright then submitted the following res- Mr. Gaston's motion, as amended, and passed in olution :

the affirmative-yeas 79, nays 42, as follows: Resolved, That the Committee on Foreign Relations Y.As-Messrs. Alston, Baylies of Massachusetts, be instructed to inquire of the President the reasons Bigelow, Bowen, Boyd, Bradbury, Brigham, Butler, assigned by the Dey of Algiers for his conduct towards Caperton, Cannon, Champion, Cilley, Clopton, Conthe United States.

dict, Cooper, Creighton, Culpeper, Davenport, Desha, And the question being taken, “Will the House Duvall, Ely, Eppes, Farrow, Findley, Fisk of Verpow consider the resolution ?" it was determined mont, Fisk of New York, Gaston, Goldsborough, Grosin the negative.

venor, Hale, Hall, Harris, Hasbrouck, Henderson, Hungerford, Hulbert, Jackson of Rhode Island, Kent

of Maryland, Kerr, King of Massachusetts, Law, LefFriday, February 24.

ferts, Lovett, Macon, Markell, McKim, Moore, MoseMr. Forsyth, from the Committee on Foreign ley, Ormsby, Pearson, Pickering, Pickens, Pitkin, Relations, to whom was referred the Presideni's

John Reed, William Reed, Rich, Ruggles, Sevier, Message of yesterday, reported “a bill for the pro- Stanford, Stockton, Sturges, Taylor, Vose, Ward of

Seybert, Sheffey, Sherwood, Shipherd, Slaymaker, tection of the commerce of the United States Massachusetts, Wheaton, White, Wilcox, Williams, against the Algerine cruisers;" which was twice Wilson of Massachusetts, Wilson of Pennsylvania, read.

Winter, Wood, and Wright. Mr. GASTON then moved to commit the bill to the Committee on Foreign Relations, with in- bour, Bines, Calhoun, Comstock, Crouch, Cuthbert,

Nars-Messrs. Alexander, Anderson, Avery, Barstructions "to inquire into and report, in detail, Forsyth, Franklin, Gholson, Goodwyn, Hawes

, Hawthe facts upon which the measure contemplated kins, Hubbard, Humphreys, Ingersoll, Ingham, Jackson by the bill'is predicated."

of Virginia, Johnson of Ky., Kennedy, Lowndes, McMr. Hall ihen moved to postpone the bill in- Coy, McLean, Nelson, Newton, Piper, Pleasants, Rea definitely; and, the question being taken thereon, l of Pennsylvania, Rhea of Tennessee, Ringgold, Roane,

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