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Protection of the Frontier-Relations with France.

APRIL, 1814. Mr. Wright, from the select committee ap- question to pass the said bill to a third reading, it pointed on the 11th instant, reported a bill mak- was decided in the negative. ing an appropriation for completing the Chamber

PROTECTION OF THE FRONTIER. of the House of Representatives; which was read twice and commiited to a Committee of the the House do now proceed to the consideration

A motion was made by Mr. KILBOURN, that Whole to-day.

of the report of the Committee of the Whole on The following resolution was submitted by the bill for the better protection of the NorthMr. HUNGERFORD, for consideration :

western frontier of the United States, by granting Resolved, That the Secretary of the Navy, to whom donations of land to actual settlers. was submitted, by a resolution of this House, on the And, the question being taken, it was determ15th day of March past, the petition and documents ined in the negative-yeas 36, nays 71, as follows: accompanying the same, of John T. Courtney and YEAsMessrs. Alston, Bowen, Caldwell, Chappell, Samuel Harrison, and a report and resolution of the Creighton, Davis of Pennsylvania, Desha, Ely, FarCommittee on Naval Affairs relative to the same, be, row, Findley, Fisk of Vermont, Forney, Gholson, and he is hereby, instructed to make a report thereon Goodwyn, Griffin, Johnson of Virginia, Johnson of to this House.

Kentucky, Kent of New York, Kershaw, Kilbourn, And, on the question to consider she said res. King of North Carolina, Macon, McLean, Miller, Murolution, it was determined in the negative.

free, Nelson, Ormsby, Pickens, Piper, Pleasants, ShipA motion was made

by Mr. Fisk, of New York, herd, Smith of New York, Sturges, Taggart, Taylor, to refer to the Secretary of War ihe documents

Thompson, and Troup.

Nars-Messrs. Archer, Bard, Barnett, Baylies of accompanying the report of the committee ap- Massachusetts, Boyd, Breckenridge, Brigham, Brown, pointed to inquire in what manner contracts for Caperton, Champion, Cilley, Clark, Cooper, Cox, supplying the Army of the United States have Crawford, Crouch, Culpeper, Cuthbert, Eppes, Fisk been made, and to what extent general officers of New York, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Goldsbohave interfered in such contracts, prejudicial to rough, Grosvenor, Hale, Hall, Hanson, Hawes, Hunthe public interest or to the rights of individuals. gerford, Ingersoll, Kennedy, Kent of Maryland, Kerr,

Mr. Gholson moved that the said motion do King of Massachusetts, Law, Lewis, Lovett, Lowndes, lie on the table; and the question being taken, it Lyle, Markell, McCoy, McKim, Moffit, Montgomery, passed in the affirmative.

Moore, Moseley, Pearson, Pickering, Pitkin, Potter, On motion of Mr. LOWNDES, of South Carolina, William Reed, Rea of Pennsylvania, Rich, Ridgely, the three following bills, viz: A bill authorizing Robertson, Ruggles, Sage, Seybert, Smith of Virginia, the increase of the marine corps ; a bill co author. Stanford, Tallmadge, Tannehill

, Telfair, Udree, Vose, ize the purchase of the vessels captured on Lake Ward of Massachusetts, Wheaton, Wilcox, Wilson of Erie ; and a bill from the Senate to authorize the

Massachusetts, and Winter. appointment of officers for the flotilla service,

RELATIONS WITH FRANCE. were passed through a Committee of the Whole, Mr. Gaston, of North Carolina, rose to offer a slightly amended, and severally ordered to be read motion, which he prefaced by a word or two of a third time without opposition.

explanation. The period of adjournment, he said, The engrossed bill to authorize the President was approaching, and an interval of six months of the United States to accept the service of such would elapse before Congress would again convolunteer corps as shall organize themselves for Mr. G. said he thought it very important, the defence of the United States; the engrossed if the Executive was in possession of any inforbill continuing in force the act declaring the as- mation respecting our relations with France, not sent of Congress to iwo acts of the States of Mary already in possession of the public, that it should land and Georgia; the engrossed bill for the relief be laid before the House. He was desirous of of Archibald McCall; and the engrossed bill to such information for another reason. The House incorporate the Columbian Manufacturing Com- was called upon to legislate in relation to France, pany of Alexandria in the District of Columbia, on a bill which has been reported in this House, were severally read a third time and passed. but not yet acted on, to open our ports to the

A message from the Senate informed the House cruisers of France. The House had been informed, that the Senate have passed a bill " for the relief too, by the President in his late Message, that the of James Lloyd,” in which they ask the concur- most astonishing changes had taken place on the rence of this House.

continent of Europe. It was important to know Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole how far these changes affected our relations with be discharged from the consideration of the bill France, and the policy of that measure he had 10 authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to alluded to. These were his reasons, and his only subscribe, on behalf of the United States, for 750 reasons, for offering the following resolution : shares of the capital stock of the Chesapeake and Resolved, That the President of the United States Delaware Canal Company.

be requested to communicate to this House any inforMr. Bond, of Illinois, having called up the bill mation in his possession touching our relations with to authorize the opening a road from Shawanoe- France, which in his judgment it is not improper to town in Illinois Territory, &c., the House refused disclose. to take it up.

This motion having been assented to by Mr. The bill for the relief of Richard Mitchell pass- Calhoun, of South Carolina, and modified, on ed through a Committee of the Whole, but on the the suggestion of Mr. Grundy, of Tennessee, by


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Exportation of Specie-Militia, fc.

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the insertion of the words “not heretofore com- Geddes, Goldsborough, Grosvenor, Grundy, Hale, Hanmunicated,” was agreed to without a division. son, Jackson of Rhode Island, Kennedy, Kent of New

York, Kerr, Kershaw, King of Massachusetts, Lewis, EXPORTATION OF SPECIE.

Lovett, Lowndes, Markell, Miller, Moffitt, Pearson, The engrossed bill "to prohibit the exportation Pickering, Pitkin, Potter, John Reed, William Reed, of specie, gold, or siver coins, or bullion," was Rich, Ridgely, Ruggles, Seybert, Sheffey, Smith of New read a third time.

York, Stanford, Stuart, Sturges, Taggart, Tallmadge, Mr. PICKERING, of Massachusetts, said he was Thompson, Troup, Vose, Ward of Massachusetts, too hoarse to make himself heard, and therefore Wheaton, Wilcox, Wilson of Massachusetts, and did not rise to oppose the bill, but merely to re


Nars-Messrs. Alexander, Alston, Anderson, Archquire the yeas and pays, that he might at least record bis vote against this remnant of folly and er, Bard, Barnett, Beall

, Bowen, Brown, Calhoun, mischief.

Clark, Clopton, Comstock, Conard, Crawford, CreighMr. Pitkin, of Connecticut, opposed the passage Duvall, Eppes, Findley, Gholson, Goodwyn, Griffin,

ton, Crouch, Cuthbert, Davis of Pennsylvania, Desha, of the bill, for various reasons. Specie, he said, Hawes, Hawkins, Humphreys, Hungerford, Ingersoll, would always regulate itself. No Government, Johnson of Virginia, Johnson of Kentucky, Kent of even the most despotic, had ever been successful Maryland, Kilbourn, Lefferts, Lyle, McCoy, McLean, in prohibitiog the exportation of specie. He Montgomery, Moore, Nelson, Ormsby, Parker, Pickens, stated it as a fact generally believed by those ac, Piper, Pleasants, Rea of Pennsylvania, Rhea of Ten. quainted with the subject, that more specie had nessee, Roane, Sage, Sharp, Smith of Virginia, Tangone from this country during the last embargo, nehill, Taylor, Telfair, Udree, Ward of New Jersey, ihan in any like term of time before, notwith- Wilson of Pennsylvania, and Wright. standing the existence of provisions much more

So the House determined that the said bill be severe ihan those contained in this bill against postponed indefinitely. exportation, &c. He therefore moved that the bill be postponed indefinitely.

COMPENSATION TO MILITIA, &c. Mr. GRUNDY, of Tennessee, conceived this bill

On motion of Mr. Desha, of Kentucky, the to be one of doubtful expediency, and on which House resolved itself into a Committee of the it would perhaps be better that the House should Whole on the bill allowing compensation for not legislate too hastily. In the present situation horses owned by militia or volunteers killed in the of things, it did not appear to him that such a bill service of the United States. was necessary to prevent the drain of specie; and Mr. Desha moved to amend the bill by striking no great evil could arise from postponing the sub-out its general provision, and inserting sections ject till the next session. He should therefore limiting its operation to Gov. Shelby's volunteers vote for the motion of the gentleman from Con- and Colonel Johnson's mounted infantry. His necticut.

reason was, that the horses in these corps had Mr. FARROW, of South Carolina, was of opin- been regularly appraised, and the roll of appraiseion with Mr. GRUNDY, that this was a measure of ment returned to, and now in the War Office, and questionable expediency, and, entertaining strong therefore stood on higher ground than like claims doubts of the propriety of such a law, he also

generally. should vote to postpone it.

This amendment was opposed by Mr. Farrow, T'he yeas and nays having been ordered on the of South Carolina, Mr. Beall, and Mr. Creighquestion of postponement at the instance of Mr. Ton, of Ohio, on objection to the speciality of the Nelson of Virginia

provisions, and by Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, on Mr. GRUNDY, of Tennessee, moved to lay the the ground that there were others as well entiiled whole subject on the table, with a view, however, to relief as the mounted infantry which was unnot to call it up again at ihe present session. His der his command, though in his opinion the case object was to avoid a total rejection of the bill. of the horses in Shelby's command formed an ex

Mr. Nelson required the yeas and nays on this ception from the general rule, and was particumolion also. This was a bill reported by the larly entitled to relief. Committee of Foreign Relations, in pursuance Mr. Desha, whose object would be perfectly of a recommendation from the Executive of the obtained by the general provision, if that should United States. If the bill was important at all meet the wishes of the Committee, relinquished as a mean of arresting the exportation of specie, the support of his proposed amendment, and the it ought to pass; if not, it ought to be rejected at amendment was rejected. once, and not acted on sideways, and disposed of The Commillee ihen rose and reported the bill by an indirect vote.

to the House. Mr. GRUNDY then, with a view to permit gen- A motion was then made by Mr. Rich, of Vertlemen to give a direct vote on the bill, withdrew mont, to amend the bill by ioserting a new section his motion ; and the question on the indefinite in the following words: postponement was decided by the following vote: For the postponement 63, against it 60 :

And be it further enacted, That the several per.

sons employed in removing the Army from Plattsburg YEAS-Messrs. Baylies of Massachusetts, Bigelow, and Burlington to Sackett's Harbor, in the month of Boyd, Bradbury, Bradley, Breckenridge, Brigham, But- March, 1813, be allowed and paid the amount of such ler, Caperton, Champion, Chappell, Cilley, Cooper, damages as they shall have sustained by the loss or Cox, Culpeper, Ely, Farrow, Forney, Forsyth, Gaston, injury of sleighs and horses while employed in that

13. Con. 2d SESS.-64

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Execution of Revenue Laws, Foreign Licenses.

APRIL, 1814.

service, said damages to be ascertained in such manner of so amending the Judicial system as to give to as the President of the United States shall direct.” the Courts of the United States exclusive juris

And after debate, this motion was negatived; diction in all cases arising under the Revenue and the bill was then farther amended and order- laws; with leave to report by bill or otherwise." ed to be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. F. said, that very lately a new practice had

arisen in some of the States. Whenever the colTHURSDAY, April 14.

lectors were making seizures the States were inMr. ARCHER, of Maryland, reported a bill for terfering, so as to interrupt the operation of the the relief of Joseph S. Hughes; which was twice revenue laws. He knew one instance, where read and committed.

fifty-six writs had been served on one of the col. The Speaker laid before the House a letter lectors in one week; and, in the State wbich he from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting bad the honor in part to represent, the collectors a revised statement of the debt of the United had been much harassed. If this system could States; which was read, and ordered to lie on

be persisted in with impunity, the revenue laws the table.

would be a dead letter. The State courts might The bill from the Senate, for the relief of James levy on property seized for taxes, and, where such Lloyd, was twice read and committed.

a disposition prevailed, entirely defeat the operaMr. William Reed, of Massachusetts, advert- tion of the laws of the United States. It was ing to the appointment of a committee on the never the design, certainly, of the framers of the 17th March last, to inquire into the expediency of Constitution, to leave the country in such a state. making a reform in the Naval Establishment, and

After some incidental conversation, not affectthe impracticability, during the short time which ing the principle involved in it, the motion was has since elapsed, of maturing a report on the agreed to by a majority of 20 or 30 votes; and subject, moved that the said committee be author- Mr. Fisk of Vermont, Mr. GRUNDY, Mr. INGERized to act in the recess, and report at the next soLL, Mr. GROSVENOR, and Mr. Gaston, were session; not with a view to their actually sitting appointed the said committee. during the recess, but to keep the committee alive

FOREIGN LICENSES. until the next session. After some conversation on the subject, the motion on the subject of the law now in exist

Mr. King, of Massachusetts, rose to make a motion was adopted.

The unfavorable report of the Committee of ence, prohibiting ihe use of foreign licenses. He Claims on the petition of John Pitchlyn, passed

thought that it ought to be repealed, for several through a Committee of the whole, was, on mo- reasons, which he assigned, viz: That as

, in pur

suance of the recommendation of the President, tion of Mr. ARCHER, of Maryland, reversed, so as to make the report favorable to the petition, and every feature of the restrictive system had been referred to the Committee of Claims, to report a sels at least on an equality with those of neutral

abolished, it was important to put our own ves. bill for his relief. A message from the Senate informed the House repeal of this law was necessary; that there were

dations trading with us; that for this purpose a that they have passed the bill “confirming certain absent from the United States, and shut up in claims to land in the Illinois Territory, and pro- European ports, many American vessels, which viding for their location, with amendments. The could not return except

under the protection of Senate have also passed a bill, “ in further addi- foreign licenses. He had heard but one objection tion to an act, entitled 'An act more effectually to this repeal; it was suggested that

, to repeal the to provide for the national defence, by establish, law in question, would be a kind of submission to ing an uniform militia throughout the United the enemy. He thought not. It was the practice States;" also, a bill " to lessen the compensation of nations generally in time of war, and even in for marshals, clerks, and attorneys, in certain cases the present war of extermination between France therein mentioned;" in which bills and amend- and England, those nations traded directly with ments they ask the concurrence of this House.

each other. Another consideration which ought An engrossed bill, authorizing the purchase of the vessels captured on Lake Erie, was read the to induce the House to accede to the motion, was third time, and passed.

the opinion of American merchants generally, An engrossed bill, allowing compensation for

which was in favor of the repeal of the prohibihorses owned by militia or volunteers, and killed tion, &c. Mr. K.'s motion was as follows: or lost in the service of the United States, was

Resolved, That the Committee on Foreign Relaread the third time, and passed.

tions be, and they are hereby, instructed to inquire into The bill from the Senate, "authorizing an aug. day of August, 1813, entitled 'An act to prohibit the

the expediency of repealing an act passed on the 2d mentation of the Marine corps, and for other pur use of licenses or passes granted by authority of the poses," was read ihe third time, and passed. The bill from the Senate,“ to authorize the ap- they have leave to report by bill or otherwise.”

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and that pointment of certain officers for the flotilla service,” was read the third time, and passed.

When Mr. K. submitted this motion, it con

tained also a clause including the act to prohibit EXECUTION OF REVENUE LAWS.

the ransom of vessels captured by the enemy; but, Mr. Fisk, of Vermont, moved" that a commit- it being suggested that the bill which passed the tee be appointed to inquire into the expediency | House on this subject had not yet become a law,

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Mr. K. erased that part of his motion which re- [Mr. Beall of Ohio, who was accidentally out of the lated to ransoms.

House when the vote was taken, declared his intention The House agreed to consider the motion, by to have voted in the negative.] a vote of 53 to 44.

So the House rejected the said resolution. This resolution gave rise to an animated and And on motion, the House adjourned until toextended debate, in the course of which it was modified, on suggestion of Mr. Gaston of North Carolina, by inserting, after the word "Ireland," ibe following words:

FRIDAY, April 15. “Or so modifying the said act, as to permit licenses

The bill from the Senate, "to lessen the comgranted by the authority of the Government of the pensation for marshals, clerks, and attorneys, in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to be the cases therein mentioned,” was read twice, and used, under such regulations and restrictions as may committed to a Committee of the Whole to-day. be deemed expedient by the President of the United The bill from the Senate, "in further addition States."

to an act, entitled 'An act more effectually to proThose gentlemen who opposed the resolution vide for the national defence, by establishing an were, Messrs. Calhoun of South Carolina, Fisk uniform militia throughout the United States, of Vermont, INGERSOLL of Pennsylvania, MUR- was read twice, and referred to the committee for FREE of North Carolina, SHARP of Kentucky, revising the Militia laws. Rhea of Tennessee, McKim of Maryland, Por- The amendments proposed by the Senate to TER of Rhode Island, and Duvall of Kentucky; the bill " confirming certain claims to land in the and those who advocated it were the mover, Illinois Territory, and providing for their locaMessrs. WRIGHT of Maryland, GROSVENOR of New tion,” were read, and concurred in by the House. York, Sheffey of Virginia, and Gaston of North On motion of Mr. ARCHER, the Committee of Caroliva.

the Whole were discharged from the consideraThe debate having rather degenerated into a tion of the report of the Committee of Claims on personal from a national character' before its the memorial of the Governors of the New York close that is to say, after the debate had con- Hospital. sumed considerably more than four hours- On motion of Mr. INGERSOLL, the Committee

Mr. Macon, of North Carolina, observing that of the Whole were discharged from the considerit was time an end was put to this sort of debate, ation of the bill prescribing the mode of authen- . moved to proceed to the orders of the day.-ticating the public acts, records, and judicial proNegatived, 58 to 57.

ceedings, of the several States, and for declaring Nr. CONARD, of Pennsylvania, requested the the effect of certain judicial proceedings. previous question; in which he was not support- A message from the Senate informed the House ed by a majority of the House.

that the Senate have passed the bill "in addition After a few explanatory remarks from Mr. Fisk, to the act, entitled 'An aci to provide for calling of Vermont, in reply to Mr. King, of Massachu- forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, setts, the question on the adoption of the resolu-suppress insurrections, and repel invasions, and tion was decided by the following vote:

to repeal the act now in force for those purposes,"

with amendments, in which they ask the concurYEAS-Messrs. Baylies of Massachusetts, Boyd, Bradbury, Breckenridge, Brigham, Caperton, Chappell

, rence of this House.

On motion of Mr. ARCHER,
Cilley, Cooper, Cox, Culpeper, Davenport, Ely, Gaston,
Goldsborough, Grosvenor, Hale, Jackson of Rhode

Ordered, That the Committee of the whole Island, Kent of Maryland, King of Massachusetts, House be discharged from the consideration of Law, Lewis, Lovett, Markelí

, Miller, Moffitt, Moseley, the report of the Committee of Claims on the Oakley, Pearson, Pickering, Pitkin, William Reed, petition of Zachariah Roberts. Ridgely, Ruggles, Sheffey, Smith of New Hampshire, The bill from the Senate for the relief of Israel Smith of New York, Strong, Stuart, Sturges, Tall- Thorndike was passed through a Committee of madge, Thompson, Vose, Ward of Massachusetts, the Whole, and reported to the House, where it Wheaton, White, Wilcox, Winter, and Wright—49. was debated at length; Messrs. MURFREE, BAY

Nars—Messrs. Alexander, Alston, Anderson, Ar- LIES, REED, GROSVENOR, and PICKERING, being cher, Barnett, Bowen, Bradley, Butler, Caldwell, Cal- the principal supporters of the bill, and Messrs. houn, Clark, Comstock, Condict, Conard, Crawford, ROBERTSON, MCKIM, Taylor, Wright, IRVING, Creighton, Crouch, Cuthbert, Davis of Pennsylvania, LOWNDES, CALHOUN, Eppes, and Guolson, its Desha, Duvall, Eppes, Farrow, Findley, Fisk of Ver

principal opponents. mont, Forney, Forsyth, Franklin, Gholson, Goodwin, Gourdin, Griffin, Grundy, Hall, Harris, Hasbrouck, cargo of foreign produce exported for New Ora

The case presented by this bill was that of a Hawes, Hawkins, Humphreys, Hungerford, Ingersoll

, Irving, Irwin, Johnson of Virginia, Johnson of Ken: leans in the year 1808, and of course without the tucky, Kennedy, Kerr, Kershaw, King of North Caro- formalities necessary to secure to the exporter lina, Lefferts, Lowndes, Lyle, Macon, McCoy, McKim, the drawback on exportation, but driven by stress McLean, Montgomery, Moore, Murfree, Nelson, Orms- of weather into a foreign port, Havana. The by, Parker, Piper, Pleasants, Rea of Pennsylvania, bill proposes to allow to Mr. Thorndike drawRhea of Tennessee, Ringgold, Roane, Robertson, Sage, back on the cargo which was sold at Havana, Sevier, Seybert, Sharp, Smith of Virginia, Stanford, its re-exportation being prohibited by the muni.. Tannehill, Taylor, Telfair, Troup, and Udree-81.3 cipal regulations in that port, notwithstanding

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Attorney General— Paymaster General.

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yeas 31.

the non-compliance with the formalities reguired ment to limit the requisition of the bill to a resiby law previous to exportation.

dence at the Seat of Government during the The bill was indefinitely postponed by a ma- sessions of Congress and of the Supreme Court. jority of 20 or 30 votes.

-Negatived. The engrossed bill making additional appro- The bill was then ordered to be engrossed for priations for the support of Government for the a third reading, and was subsequently read a year 1814; and the engrossed bill to amend the third time, and passed. act laying duties on licenses to retailers (which

PAYMASTER GENERAL. this day passed through a Committee of the Whole) were read a third time, and passed.

The bill from the Senate fixing the salary of The House then, by a very close vote of 47 to

the Paymaster General of the Armies of the 45, refused to take up the bill respecting Evans's United States, making an allowance for clerk steam engine patent.

hire, and for the appointment of Assistant DisThe bill to incorporate the stockholders of a

trict Paymasters, passed through a Committee of National Bank (reported several weeks ago, and the Whole, on motion of Mr. Troup, of Georgia. which has since slumbered on the table) having

The provision for augmenting the salary of the been named among the orders of the day, was

, Paymaster General from $1,440 10 2,400, gave on motion of Mr. Taylor, of New York, who rise to considerable discussion. It was opposed reported it, indefinitely postponed.

by Messrs. Eppes, of Virginia, Alston, of North On motion of Mr. Lewis, of Virginia, that the Carolina, and warmly supported by Messrs. JOANHouse resolve itself into a Committee of the son of Kentucky, Lewis, of Virginia, Gaolson, Whole on the bill to establish the Bank of the of Virginia, McKim, of Maryland. Metropolis, it was determined in the negative,

The objections made to this provision were,

not that an increase might not reasonably be The bill for the relief of John D. Hay (reliev- made, but that this was not a time to increase ing him from the payment of three hundred and salaries of officers generally, and that no particufifty.five dollars, being the amount of money be- lar increase ought to be made. The discussion longing to the Post Office, which was, together resulted, however, in amending the bill so as to with all his other property, consumed by a fire, allow the Paymaster General iwo thousand dolin which he lost also three infant children) passed lars per annum during the war, and, thas amend. through a Committee of the whole, was ordered ed, the bill passed to a third reading. to be read a third time, read accordingly, and passed. A number of orders of the day were called up,

SATURDAY, April 16. which the House refused, by large majorities, to The following resolution was submitted by Mr. take up until they came to the bill respecting the Johnson, of Kentucky: Office of Attorney General.

Resolved, That the Committee of Accounts be, and

they are hereby, authorized to pay to Elexius SpaldATTORNEY GENERAL.

ing, George N. Thomas, Richard Stewart, Isaac PhilThe House resolved itself into a Committee of lips, and George Cooper, one dollar and fifty cents per the Whole on the bill establishing the permanent day, for their attendance on the House of Representaresidence of the Attorney General of ihe United tives during the present session of Congress, as the States at the Seat of Goveroment.

entire compensation for their services; and that Oswald A motion was made by Mr. WRIGHT, of Mary- Dunn be allowed for his services one hundred dollars. land, 10 strike out the section providing for in- The resolution was read, and referred to the creasing the compensation of the Attorney Gen- Committee of Accounts. eral; and, being assented to by Mr. INGERSOLL, A message from the Senate informed the House (the chairman of the committee who reported that the Senate have passed the bill "granting the bill,) was agreed to without a division. pensions to officers and seamen serving on board

On motion of Mr. Nelson, of Virginia, the the revenue cutters, in certain cases;" also, the bill was further amended by striking out that bill "concerning the pay of officers, seamen, part of the bill requiring the Attorney General, and marines, in the Navy of the United States ;" when required, to make reports, &c., 10 Congress with an amendment to each, in which they deon cases submitted to him; on the ground that sire the concurrence of this House. the laws already made such a provision.

The bill from the Senate, "fixing the salary of The Committee then rose and reported the bill, the Paymaster of the Army of the United States, and the amendments were concurred in by the and allowing a sum for the employment of addiHouse.

tional clerks in his office for the year 1814, and The bill now containing no other provision providing for the appointment of assistant district than that requiring the perinanent residence of paymasters," was read the third time, as amended, the Attorney General ai tbe Seat of Govern- and passed.

A message from the Senate informed the House Mr. Potter, of Rhode Island, moved to post- hat the Senate have passed the bill "lo alter aod pone the further consideration of the bill indefi. establish certain post roads, in which they ask nitely.

the concurrence of this House. Mr. King, of Massachusetts, moved an amend- Mr. ARCHBR, of Maryland, reported a bill for


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