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jure, in the slightest degree, the persons or pro. Nicholls's letter and proclamation.
perties of any but enemies to their Spanish or Head quarters, Pensacola, English fathers. A flag, over any door, whether
August 31, 1814. Spanish, French, or British, will be a sure proSir, I have arrived in the Floridas for the pur- tection Nor dare any Indian put his foot on the pose of annoying the only enemy Great Britain threshhold thereof, under penalty of death from has in the world. As France and England are his own countrymen. Not even an enemy will now friends, I call on you, with your brave fol- an Indian put to death, except resisting in arms, lowers, to enter into the service of Great Britain, and as for injuring helpless women and children, in which you shall have the rank of captain.- the red men, by their good conduct and treatLands will be given to you all, in proportion to ment to them, will, if it be possible, make the your respective rankss, on a peace taking place; Americans blush for their more than inhuman and I invite you out on the following terms: your conduct lately, on the Escami ia, and within a property shall be guaranteed to you, and your neutral territory, person protected. In return for which I ask you Inbabitants of Kentucky, you have too long io cease all hostilities against Spain, or the allies borne with grievous impositions. The whole of Great Britain. Your ships and vessels to be brunt of the war has fallen on your brave songs placed under the orders of the commanding osti be imposed on no more; but either range yourcer on the station, until the commander in chief's selves under the standard of your forefathers, or pleasure is known; but I guarantee their fair va- observe a strict neutrality. If you comply with lue at all events.
either of these offers, whatever provisions you I herewith enclose you a copy of my proclama. || send down, will be paid for in dollars, and the tion to the inhabitants of Louisiana, which will, 1 safety of the persons bringing it, as well as the trust, point out to you the honorable intentions of free navigation of the Mississippi guaranteed to my government; you may be a useful assistant to you. Men of Kentucky, let me call to your view, me, in forwarding them; therefore, if you deter and I trust to your abhorrence, the conduct of mine, lose no time; the bearer of this, captain | those factions which hurried you into this cruel, M'Williams, will satisfy you on any other points | unjust, and unnatural war, at a time when Great you may be anxious to learn, as will captain Lock- Britain was straining every nerve in the defence yer, of the Sopbia, who carries him to you. Wel of her own, and the liberties of the world, when have a powerful reinforcement on the way here, the bravest of her sons were fighting and bleed. and I hope to cut out some other work for the Ameri- || ing in so sacred a cause; when she was spending cans, than oppressing the inhabitants of Louisiana. millions of her treasure in endeavoring to pull Be expeditious on your resolves, and rely upon | down one of the most formidable and dangerous the veracity of
tyrants that ever disgraced the form of man; when Your humble servant,
groaning Europe was almost in her last gasp, (Signed) EDWARD NICHOLLS, when Britons alone showed an undaunted front,
Lt. col. com. H. B. M. forces in the Floridas. base y did these assassins endeavor to stab her To Mons. Laffite, or the
from the rear; she has turned on them, renovated Commandant at Barataria.
from the bloody but successful struggle. Europe
is happy and free, and she now bastens justly to By Lieutenant Colonel Edward Nicholls, command | avenge unprovoked insults Show them that you
ing H. B. M. forces in the Floridas. are not collectively unjust; leave the contemptiNatives of Louisiana, on you the first call is ble few to shift for themselves; let those slaves made, to assist in liberating from a faithless and of the tyrant send an embassy to Elba, and im. imbecile government, your paternal soil. Spa.plore his aid; but let every honest, upriglit, Ame. niards, Frenchmen, Italians, and British, whether rican spurn them with merited contempt. After settled or residing for a time in Louisiana, on you | the experience of twenty one years, can you any I also call to aid me in the just cause. The Ame- longer support those brawlers for liberty, who rican usurpation in this country must be abolish-call it freedom, and know not when themselves ed, and the lawful owners of the soil put in pog. are free; be no longer their dupes, accept of my session. I am at the head of a large body of Indians, offer. Every thing I have promised in this pa. well armed, disciplined, and commanded by Bri- per, I guarantee to you on the sacred honor of a tish officers. A good train of artiilery, with eve- British officer. ry requisite, seconded by the powerfuf aid of a Given under my hand, at my head quarters, numerous British and Spanish squadron of ships | Pensacola, the 29th of August, 1814. and vessels of war. Be not alarmed, inhabitants
(Signed) EDWARD NICHOLLS. of the country, at our approach; the same good faith and disinterestedness which has distinguish
No. 2. Q. ed the conduct of Britons in Europe, accompa. Copy of a letter from colonel Nicholls to colonel Haw
ies them bere. You will have no fear of litigious kins, appalichicola, 28th April, 1815. taxes imposed on you, for the purpose of carrying Being absent from this post when your letter on an unnatural and unjust war; your property, of the 19th ult, arrived, I take this opportunity to your laws, the peace and tranquillity of your answer it. On the subj« ct of the negroes lately country, will be guaranteed to you by men who owned by the citizens of the United States, or will suffer no infringement of theirs; rest assured Indians in hostility to the British forces, I have to that these brave men only burn with an ardent || acquaint you, that, according to orders, I have desire of satisfaction for ihe wrongs they have sent them to the British colonies, where they are suffered from the Americans, to join you in libe received as free settlers, and lands given to them. rating these southern frontiers from their yoke, | The newspaper you sent me, is, I rather think, and drive them into the limits formerly prescrib incorrect; at all events an American newspaper ed by my sovereign. The Indians b;ve pledged || cannot be authority for a British officer. I herethemselves in the most solemn manner not to in. Il with enclose you a copy of a part of the 9th article of the treaty of peace relative to the Indians in alliance || every kind, against the citizens or subjects of the with us: they have signed and accepted it as an in- || United States. dependent people, solemnly protesting to suspend Given under our hands, at the British fort on all hostilities against the people of the United | Appalichicola, the 20 day of April, 1815. Staies. Within these few days I have had a com
HEPOAETH MEICO, his x mark. plaint from the Seminole's chief Bowlegs. He
CAPPACHIMICO, his x mark. states that a party of American horse have made
HOPOY MEICO, T. P. his x mark. an incursion into the town, killed one man, Witnesses, wounded another, and stole some of his cattle; Edward Nicholls, Lt Col.commanding the Indians. also that they have plundered some of his people R. Bankes, com. H. M. brig Forward, on their peaceable way from St Augustine May || G. Woodbine, capt. 1st Br. R. C. M. I request of you to inquire into this affair, and Wm Hambly, 1st lieut. R. C. M. and head inter. cause justice to be done to the murderer, and I certify, on honor, that this is a true copy of have tlie cattle restored. I strictly promise you the original. that for any mischief done by the Creeks under ELI LESTER, U. S. S. keeper, Fort Lawrence. me,
I shall do all in my power to punish the de. linquents and have the property restored.
No. 3. The chiefs here have requested me further to
Colonel Nicholls to Colonel Hawkins, declare to you (that in order to prevent any disa- British post, Appalichicola river, May 12, 1815. greeable circumstances from banpening in future) In my letter to you of the 28th ult I requested they have come to a determination not to perniit || you would be so good as to make inquiry into the the least intercourse between their people and murder and robberies committed on the Semithose of the United States. They have, in con- | noles belonging to the chief called Bowlegs, at sequence, ordered them to cease all communica. || the same tiine declaring my determination of putioni directly or indirectly with the territory or nisbing, with the utmost rigor of the law, any citizens of the United States; and they do take this one of our side who broke it. Of this a melanpublic mode of warning the citizens of the United choly proof has been given in the execution of an States from entering their territory, or communicating | Indian of the Ataphalgo town by Hothly Poya directly or indirectly with the Creek people. They Tustunnugee, chief of Ocmulgees, who found also request that you will understand inheir territories | him driving off a gang of cattle belonging to to be as they stood in the year 1811. In my absence your citizens, and for which act of justice I have I have directed first lieutenant' William Hambly, I given him double presents, and a chief's gun, in the head interpreter, to communicate with you the open square, before the whole of the chiefs; on any point relative to the Creeks; and I have and highly extolled him. These, sir, are the given him my most positive orders, that he shall || steps I am daily taking to keep the peace with at all times do his best to keep peace and good sincerity, but I am sorry to say the same line is neighborhood between the Creeks and your ci- not taken on your side, nor have you written to tizens.
say what steps you are taking, or intend to take, I am, sir, your very humble servant, to secure this mutual good. Since the last com. (Signed) EDWARD NICHOLLS, plaint from Bowlegs, I have had another from him Com. í he British forces in the Floridas. to say your citizens have again attacked and mur.
dered two of his people, that they had stolen a No. 2. 6.
gang of his cattle, but that he had succeeded in Paper enclosed in the above letter,
regaining them. Part of the 9th article of the treaty of peace be- I asked him what proof they had of their being tween his Britannic majesty and the United killed. They said they had found their bloody States, relative to the Indians who have been in 'clothes in the American camp, which was hastily alliance with Great Britain and in hostilities '; evacuated on their approach. Now, sir, if these with the United States.
enormities are suffered to be carried on in a The United States of America engage to put christian country, what are you to expect by an end immediately after the ratification of the showing such an example to the incultivated present treaty, to hostilities with all the tribes or native of the woods, (for savage I will not call nations of Indians with whom they may be at them, their conduct entitles them to a better war at the time of such ratification, and forth with epithet.) I have, however, ordered them to stand to restore to such tribes or nations respectively on the defensive, and bave sent them a large all the possessions, rights, and privileges, which supply of arms and ammunition, and told them to they may have enjoyed, or been entitled to input to death, without mercy, any one molesting 1811, previous 10 such hostilities; provided al- lihem; but at all times to be careful, and not put å ways, that such tribes or nations shall agree to foot over the American line. In the mean time, desis from all hostilities against the United States that I should complain to you, that I was convin. of America, their citizens and subjects, upon tbe | ced you would do your best to curb such infaratification of the present treaty being notified to mous conduct. Also, that those people who did such tribes or nations, and shall so desist accord - such deeds, would, I was convinced, be disowned ingly,
by the government of the United States, and
severely punished. They have given their con. We, the undersigned, chiefs of the Muscogee sent to await your answer, before they take re. nation, declared by his Britannic majesty to be a venge; but sir, they are impatient for it, and well free and independent people do, in the name of the armed as the whole nation now is, and stored with said nation, agree to the 9th article of the treaty | ammunition and provisions, having a strong hold of peace between his Britannic majesty and the to retire upon in case of a superior force appeare United States. And we do further declare that ing, picture to yourself, sir, the miseries that may we have given most strict and positive orilers to be suffered by good and innocent citizens on all our people that they deșișt from hostilities of ll your frontiers, and I am sure you will lend me your best aid in keeping the bad spirits in sub.!' The documents you enclose, p. 2, 6, p. 33, jection. Yesterday, in a full assembly of the signed by three chiefs, purporting to be the chiefs, I got them to pass a law, for four resolute agreement of the Muscogee nation, in the 9th ar. chiefs to be appointed in different parts of the ticle of the treaty of peace, I shall lay before the nation, something in the character of our sheriffs, chiefs of the nation, at a convention, soon to be for the purpose of inflicting condign punishment held at Cowetau, and send you the result of their on such people as broke the law; and I will say deliberations on it. The result of my reflections, this much for them, that I never saw men execute with due deterence I give you, as on the envelaws better than they do. I am also desired to i lope it purports to be on his Britannic majesty's say to you by the chiefs, that they do not find that service. It is within my knowledge, one of the chiefs your citizens are evacuating their lands, according is a Seminole of Eust Florida, and has never reto the 9th article of the treasury of peace, but sided in the United States; and that neither of the that they were fresh provisioning the forts. This three has ever attended the national councils of the point, sir, 1 beg of you to look into. They also Creeks, or are in any way a part of their executive request me to inform you, that they have signed i government. If the four witnesses had signed it a treaty of offensive and defensive alliance with Great as principals, and the three chiefs as witnesses, it Britain, as well as one of commerce and navigao i would have been entitled to equal respect from tion, which, as soon as it is ratified at home, you me. Could you be serious in communicating such a shall be made more fully acquainted with. nullity with their mock delermination not to permit tho
I am, sir, your very humble servant, leust intercourse between their people, ( meaning the (Signed)
EDWARD NICHOLLS, Creek nation) and those of the United States, &c. Commig. his B. M. forces in the Creek nation. As to the territory of the Seminoles, it being out Zutressed on his Britannic mijesty's service, of the United States, is an affair between them 10 Col. Benj. Huwkins, com. ut Fort Hawkins. and the governinent of Spain, and that of the
Creeks is as fixed and guaranteed in their treaty No. 4.
stipulations with the United States. I do not Colonel Hawkins to colonel Nicholls. know that any occurrences can happen, which
Creek Agency, May 24, 1815. will render it necessary for me to communicate On the 18th I had the pleasure to receive your with lieutenant William Hambly. If by doing so, communication of the 28th ultimo. I expected, I can render acts of kindness to Indians or others, from the tenor of your orders, which I conveyed it would afford me pleasure; but, under present to you from adinirals Cochrane and Cockburn, on impressions, the 5th article of the treaty of friendthe 19th of March, that you had left the Floridas || ship, limits, and navigation, between the United ere this, with the British troops under your com- States and the king of Spain, will govern me in mand; and that Spain and the United States all cases respecting the Indians in the Two Floriwould have no more of British interterence in the l das. · management of their Indian affairs. The news. I am with due regard, sir, paper I sent you, was one in which the official
Your obedient servant, acts of our government are published. There (Signed) BENJAMIN HAWKINS. could be no motive for falsification; your deerning it incorrect, must have proceeded from a know.
No. 5. ledge that your conduct in relation to the negroes
Colonel Harkins to Colonel Nicholls. was at variance with it. It would have been ac
Creek Agency, 28th May, 1815. ceptable in the communication relative to the d.s. On the 21th, I wrote to you in reply to yours of position of the negroes taken from the citizens the 28th ultimo, and since, have had the pleasure of the United States, or Indians in bostility to the to receive yours of the 12th. I had received from British,” to have received the number, particu- || Bowlegs, direct, a complaint of an outrage comlariy belonging to the latter. As peace is res- mitted “ by the people of Georgia, who had gone tored between Great Britain and the United Siales, into East Florida, driven off his cattle, and deI feel a reluctance to put on paper, any thing that stroyed his property." I have sent this complaint may have the tendency to tarnish the British cha- to the governor of Georgia, who will readily coracter, or that of any officer of its government; operate with the officers of the general govern. but I owe it to the occasion, to state the declara. ment, to cause justice to be done to the injured, tion of captain Henry, that “the English are sent if the complaint is true. The laws of the Ŭnited out by their great father and king, to restore his states, provide completely for the protection of Indian people to their lands; and we are desired the Indian rights, and those interested with their by him not to take away their negroes, unless execution, have the power of doing it. All that they freely give them to us, or sell them for mo. is wanted is a proof against the transgressors. ney, is violated.” It is proper, also, to aud, I did The Indians of Aulotchwan, who, without pronot enroll any Indians into the service of the vocation, murdered and plundered a number of United States, until after the negroes of Marshall, I the subjects of Spain on St. Johns, have engenStedham, and Kinnard, three half breeds, were dered such a deadly feud between the parties, taken from them by force or stratagem, by British that it will be long before the descendants of the officers. Your restriction of the captain's decla-linjured can forget and forgive. Spain, from her ration to negroes belonging to Indians friendly to internal commotions, has not found it convenient Great Britain, if, by that, is meant Indians hostile | to settle a peace between them; and these people, to the United States, is an erroneous one, as there it is probable, are taken for Georgians. The Indians is not one Creek who has negroes so situated. of this Agency, as well as those in the Floridas, have
The Creek chiefs, to use a courtly phrase, have long known they have to apply through their chiefs, to just cause, at least, to say this is an “unjustifiable | me, for a redress of their grievances. The govern aggression." You having acted by orders, and it ment of the Creeks is not an ephemeral one. Its being now beyond your control, a remedy must last modification is of more than ten years standmd will be sought for elsewhere.
ing. It was the work and the choice of the pay
tion, and has a check on the conduct of the Semi- four wounded, on the post road. Our waguns noles
twice attacked, and one wagoner killed, several In 1799, a gentleman arrived where you are horses taken and carried, as reported, to your defrom England, who had been an officer on half pot, at the very time the wagons were carrying pay. He came in the Fox sloop of var, furnished || seed corn for the Indians, and flour for the supby the admiral on the Jamaica station, by order port of nearly 5000, totally destitute of food of the admirality,
" to facilitate to him a passage The measure in operation here, to preserve to his nation the Creeks." This gentleman, peace, is with an efficient force, red and white after attempting in various ways, with the Semi troops, to pursue, apprehend, and punish, all vionoles, to usurp the government of the Creeks || lators of the public peace. The executive counwithout success, created himself director general | cil of the Creeks, are continually at Cowetau, of Muscogee, declared war against Spain, murder-li with an assistant agent to take orders with the ed some of his subjects, and took St. Marks. He warriors when the necessity is apparent, and to ordered me, with my assistants in the plan of ci. call on me, when the aid of regular troops is nevilization, out of the Creek nation.
cessary. We do not rely on the erertions of any one I communicati d his proceedings to the national but ourselves to preserve peace among the Creeks, councils, who had been previously acquainted and between them and their neighbors of the with him, and who replied to bim, " that he had a United states and the Floridas. We examine title among them which he well merited, Cap, pe, || fairly, spare the innocent and punish the guilty; tun, nee, lox, all, (the prince of liars) and no and in no case suffer revenge to curve for itself other.” This director general of Muscogee, after Oli an exparie hearing, you have “ armed the plaving a farce for two years, experienced a tragic || Seminoles, and given orders to put to death, with. scene, which deprived him of his liberty. He was
out mercy, any one molesting them.” This is put in irons by order of the council whose go cruelty without example, scalping men, women, vernment he attempted to usurp, and sent to the and children, for troubling or vexing only, and governor general of Louisiana, to answer for his | the executioners the judges. To gratify their crimes. Ilis Seminole chiefs were glad to retire | revenge, the good and innocent citizens on the with impunity. After this, it was unanimously || frontiers, are to be the victims of such barbarity. determined, in a national council of distinguished Suppose a banditti were to commit a violent outchiefs from every town, and a deputation of Choc.rage, such as that of the 17th April, are we to taws, Chickasaws, and Cherokces, that the war. charge it on the unoffending people of the fron. riors should be classed, and held in readiness to tiers, and kill them without mercy, if we could execute the orders of the executive council, and not find out the guilty? You have issued the that the agent for Indian affairs should have the order, provided and issued munitions of war for power of executing the treaty stipulations of the lits execution, prepared and provisioned a strong Creeks with their white neighbors. Tookan- || bold to retire upon in case of superior force apbatche and Cowetau, alternately, as the occasion | pearing, to protect them in this mode of gratify. required, was appointed the permanent seat of ing their revenge. You will be held responsible, their national counciis, where national affairs | and your strong holds will certainly not avail. If alone could be transacted. They have now two you are really on the service of his Britannic ma. speakers When the council meets at Cowetau, jesty, it is an act of hostility which will require to i Tustunnurgee Hopoie, as speaker for the Lower be speedily met, and speedily crushed. But, Creeks, is speaker for the nation; and when they || Sir, I am satisfied you are acting for yourself, on meet at Tookaubatche, 2 Tustunnggee Thucco, of some speculative project of your own. The the Upper Creeks, is speaker for the nation. I sovereign of Great Britain, could not, from his Cowetau is head quarters for the present. The love of justice in time of peace, his systematic agent for Indian affairs can convene the council. | perseverance in support of legitimate sovereigns,
To this council, 1 communicated in your own | almost to the impoverishing of his own nation, words, the pretensions of your three chiefs. suffer any of his officers to go into a neutral counThey answer: “ We have bad colonel Nicholls' | try to disturb its peace. communication before us--that Hapoith Micco, If the Seminole Inólians have complaints to make, Caupachau Micco, and Hapoi Micco, are the so- l if they will do it through the chiefs of the Creek nation, vereigns of this nation. We know nothing about or direct to me, or through an officer of his catholic them as such. We have often invited them to majesty, as heretofore, I will cause justice to be done. attend our talks. They never would come for. In cases of inurder, the guilty, if practicable, shall ward, and llapoith Micco is a hosiile Indian | be punished, in case of theft restitution shall be They have nothing to do with our affairs. They made. resid in the Spanish territory”.
The treaties you have made for the Creek na. After mentioning a solitary effort of yours "to tion, with the authority createrl by yourself for keep the peace," pou say, “I am very sorry to the purpose, must be a novelty. It would sursay the same line is not taken on your side, nor i prise me much to see your sovereign ratify such have you written to me to say what steps you are as you have described them to be, with a people taking, or intend to take, to secure this mutual such as I know them to be, in the territories of good." You could not have expected I should his catholic majesty. I shall communicate what communicate with you, when, from your orders, has passed on the subject between us, to the offi. you were so soon to leave the country. I have cers of Spain in my neighborhood, that they may communicated to the national council several outrages be apprized of wbat you are loing. committed by innditiis from the Senaoles, and other As you may not have recent news from Europe, parts, upon the post rond and frontiers of Georgia, I send you some newspapers detailing important reperitecil. They have in tro instances has the events here on the 4th of April. I am, &c. guilty shot, and sent armed parties after others BENJ HAWKINS, Agent for Indian Affairs. As late as the 17th April, on: man was killed, and T, Colonei Nicholls, &c. &c. 1 The Little Prince. 2. The Big Warrior.
(Documents to be continued.]
Congress of the United States. third time, passed, and returned to the other
The Senate resumed the consideration of the Thursday, February 11. bill “supplementary to the acts concerning the Mr. Morrow, from the committee on public coasting trade." lands, to whom the subject had been referred, re
The bill received some amendments, not affect. ported a bill to revive the powers of the cominis iling its principle, and was ordered to be engrossed sioners for ascertaining and deciding claims to
for a third reading land in the district of Detroit, and for settling the
Friday, February 12. claims at Green Bay and Prairie du Chien, in the
On motion of Mr. Storer, it was territory of Michigan.
Resolved, That the President of the United
States be and he is hereby requested to procure The bills were severally passed to a second reading
the cession of jurisdiction in and over such mili
tary and naval sites as have been or may be pur. Mr. Williams, of Mississippi, submitted the fol. chased for the use of the United States, and lowing resolution:
where such cession has not already been made. Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury The motion submitted yesterday by Mr. Wil. lay before the Senate, as early in their next ses- liams, of Miss. was taken up and agreed to. sion as practicable, an abstract of all bonds for The bill for erecting an equestrian statue of duties on merchandise imported into the United | General Washington, was read the third time; States, which shall have become payable and re- when main unpaid on the 30th of September next: ex Mr. Ruggles moved to postpone the bill to the bibiting in such abstract the date of each bond | 5th of March, (to reject it) which motion was and the time when it became payable; its amount, vegatived, by yeas and nays. the names of the obligors, distinguishing princi- For postponement
13 pals from sureties, and the district of the cuis- Against it toms in which taken; together with such informa- The bill was then passed, and sent to the House tion as will show how much or what parts of such | of Representatives for concurrence. bonds are irrecoverable and lost to the United The Senate took up a motion submitted yester. States.
day by Mr. Wilson, to instruct the Secretary to A message was received from the President of procure, for the use of the Senate, copies of the the United States, by Mr. J. J. Monroe, of the memorial of Wm. Jones, late President of the same purport and tenor, and accompanied by co- Bank of the United States, and the documents pies of the same document, as were transmitted accompanying the same, addressed to the House to the House of Representatives a few days ago, of Representatives; and the blank being filled respecting applications from the minister af Prus- with " 500,” the question was taken on agreeing sia and the Hanseatic towns for reciprocal advan- | to the resolution, and negatived. tage in trade, &c. which were read and referred The engrossed bill, supplementary to the acts to the committee of foreign relations.
concerning the coasting trade, was read the third A message was also received from the President time, passed, and sent to the House of Represenof the United States, transmitting a copy of the tatives for concurrence. letter from governor Bibb to general Jackson,
Monday, February 15. connected with the late military operations in Mr. Eppes, from the committee of finance, to Florida, (published at large in the proceedings I whom the subject had been referred, reported a of the House of Representatives on Monday last,) || bill further supplementary to the act to regulate which were read.
the collection of duties on imports and tonnage. The Senate resumed the consideration of the The President communicated the general acbill for the erection of an equestrian statue of|count of the Treasurer of the United States, from the late general George Washington, in the capi- | January to July of the last year, and the accounts tol square
of the War and Navy Departments from October, Mr Otis moved to postpone the bill to the 5th | 1817, to October, 1818, together with the reports day of March, (to reject it) which motion was thereon; which were read. decided in the negative-yeas 15, nays 18.
Mr. Wilson, from the committee of claims, reOn motion of Mr. Daggett, the bill was amend. || ported a bill for the relief of Vincent Grant, el, by adding a proviso, that if the President which was read. should find that the monument would cost more Mr. Fromentin submitted a motion to instruct than 150,000 dollars, the sum appropriated, he the library committee to inquire into the expe. should not proceed to execute the act, but make diency of further extending the privilege of using a report of the estimated cost to the next session the books in the library of Congress. of Congress.
The following bills were severally read the The question was then taken on ordering the third time, passed, and returned to the House, bill, as amended, to be engrossed and read a third | viz: A bill for the relief of Adam Kingsley, Thotime, and decided in the affirmative-yeas 23, | mas French, and Charles S. Leonard; a bill for nays 14.
the relief of Henry Davis; a bill for the relief of The engrossed bill making appropriations to Benjamin Pool; a bill for the relief of Kenzie and carry into effect treaties with certain Indian tribes, Forsyth; and a bill providing additional penalties and the engrossed bill for the relief of Daniel || for false entries for the benefit of drawback, or Pettibone, were severally read the third time, bounty on exportation. passed, and sent to the House of Representatives The following engrossed bills were severally for concurrence.
read the third time, passed, and sent to the House The bill from the other house, directing the for concurrence, viz: payment of certain drafts drawn by general Arm- The bill confirming the claim of Alexander strong, in favor of William Morgan, was read the " M'Comb to a tract of land; the bill for the relief of