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pected to the subscriptions admit, the building consider the subject, reported a hill respecting may be proportionally enlarged, according to the the transportation of persons of color for sale, , direction of the subscribers. It is to be erected || &c. which was read. on a fine rising ground, on the lands of Edman On motion of Mr. Eppes, the committee on Spittal, belonging to Mr. Waldie of Hendersyde, finance were discharged from the further consinearly north of the farm house of Ferney Hill, deration of the inquiry into the expediency of so and on the height between that house and Syden | altering the amount of compensations allowed to hain Gate

collectors of the customs as to make them more

commensurate with the duties required of them. Extract of a letter from a gentleman of Boston, Mr. Tichenor obtained leave and introduced,

written in London, in December, 1818. agreeably to notce, a bill for the better orgamSir Joseph Banks disclaims ever having believ-zation of the Treasury Department; which was ed in the narrative of Adams, and says he repeat twice read and referred. edly declared this persuasion to earl Bathurst and The Senate then resumed, in committee of the the committee, both at the first examination and whole, Mr. Macon in the chair, the consideration subsequenily. Moreover he says, Adams' true of the bill prescribing the mode of commencing, name is Rose, and that he changed it, because he prosecuting, and deciding, controversies between deserted from on board a British man of war, I two or more states. mention these facts, because Sir Joseph showed This bill (which is very long, embracing of me an able review of the wbole matter, in the course numerous provisions relating to the variNorth American Review, which he praised much. ous process and proceedings to be observed in

Sir 11 Davy is at Naples to unrol the Hercu- instituting and prosecuting before the Supreme Janean Mss. He writes, that he has found the Court controversies between different states) concause of the adhesion of the lamina to be a liquid tinued to produce much discussion as well on its formed by the subterranean damps; and thinks he principle as ils details, has discovered a chemical solvent for it. If any In the course of the discussion, Mr. Eppes mothing can succeed, I suppose it must be his won- ved to postpone the bill indefinitely, as the best derful practical sagacity, which is more remarka-mode of getting rid of it altogether, which he deble and rare, 1 think, than esen bis genius. sired; which motion was decided in the negative,

I called upon Mr. Hobhouse to-day to get some as follows. information that may be useful to E. and picked YEAS-Messrs. Barbour, Eaton, Eppes, King, Lacock, Maup from him some literary news, the chief of con, Miller, Palmer, Roberts, Sanford, Stokes, Tait, Wil

liams, of Ten. Wilson,-14. which is, that lord Byron is about to publish two

NAYS-Messrs. Burrill, Crittenden, Daggett, Dickerson, poems, one on the story of Don Juan, dramatic. | Goldsborough, Horsey, Johnson, Leake, Morrow, Noble, Otis, Hobhouse himself, up to the elbows in the elec. Talbot, Thomas, Van Dyke, Williains, of Mississippi,-16. tion for Westminster, of which he feels sufficiently The Senate then proceeded in maturing the confident, is nevertheless writing a book on the bill, but before getting through it, the Senate adrevolutions of Italy between 1794 and 1814; for journed to Monday. which he will have fine materials from his con

Monday, February 1. nexions there. Itis notes to lord Byron are the Mr. Goldsborough, from the committee of best work I have ever seen on Italy, especially claims, made unfavorable reports on the petitions in what relates to the recent literature. He is a of Pierre Lacoste, and of Henry Ingraham and little, short fellow, extremely lively, eloquent in others, which were read. conversation, and talks very volubly and very well. Mr. G. from the same committee, reported a I should not think him violent, as a party man, || bill for the relief of Rosalie P. Deslande, a bill from what he says to me to day, though his notes for the relief of Lewis H. Guerlain, a bill for the give us a different opinion.

relief of Francis B. Longuille, and a bill for the relief of Joseph M'Neill; which were severally


Mr. Barbour submitted the following resolu.

tion, which was read and passed to a second read. A young man, by the name of Ritchie, known ing. as the secretary of the British embassy at Paris, a very extraordinary man, full of talent, enthusi. | tives of the United States of America, in Congress

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representaasm and knowledge, has been sent to Tripoli, at || assembled, That the President of the United States his own passionate desire, to go to Tombuctoo be requested to employ a skilful artist to ascerunder the auspices and protection of the Dey,

tain the longitude of 36° 30' north, on the west who is now courting the Prince Regent, in hopes bank of Tennessee river, and from that point to of getting Algiers. Here, then, is another chance.

cause a line to be run and marked due west,

along and with the said parallel, to the Mississip, Congress of the United States.

pi river.

The engrossed joint resolution, proposing an

amendment to the constitution, so far as relates

Friday, January 29. to the election of electors of President and Vice Mr. Lacock, from the committee on pensions, President, &c. was taken up, when to whom was referred the case of Peter Francis- On motion of Mr. Burrill it was recommitted to co, of Virginia, made a report against allowing the committee which reported it, for further conhim a pension; which was read.

sideration. Mr. Williams, of Tennesee, from the commit- Mr. Dickerson, subsequently, reported the retee on military affairs, made an unfavorable re. solution from the select committee, with an amendport on the petition of Mark and Conarit, of De- ment striking out the following words, which had toit, which was read.

been heretofore added, as an amendment to the Mr. Eaton, from the committee appointed to "original resolution, viz. "and if the legislature of



any state shall fail to provide for the election of re. ments, if they proved any thing, proved too presentatives as hereby required, Congress shall have much; as he himself had consented to limit the power to provide for the same, in the manner pre-exercise of the general power given to Congress, scribed by this article."

to the particular case of disputed boundaries. The report unfavorable to the petitions of Otho Mr. Eppes' motion was then carried, 18 to 16. Stephens, of Thomas Arnold, of W. M.Farland Mr. Williams, of Tenn. moved to postpone the and Rachael Sturgés, were taken up and severally || bill to the 5th of March next, (reject it) which agreed to

motion was agreed to by the following vote, and The Senate then resumed the consideration of the bill rejected. the bill providing for the commencement, prose

For postponement-Messrs. Barbour, Eaton, Eppes, For. cution, and settlement, of controversies between Roberts, Ruggles, Santo-d, Stokes, Tait, Thomas, Tichenor,

syth, Goldsborough, King, Macon, Mellen, Morrill, Palmer, two or more states, (by referring them to the in- Van Dyke, Williams, of Ten. Wilson----20. vestigation and decision of the Supreme Court.)

Against postponement-Messrs. Burrill, Crittenden, Dag.

gett, Dickerson, Edwards, Fromentin, Horsey, Hunter, JohnMr. Williams, of Tenn. offered an additional

son, Lacock, Leake, Morrow, Noble, Otis, Talbot, Taylor, section, providing that the validity of private Williams, of Miss.----17. claims shall not be affected by any decree of the The report of the committee of claims, in favor Supreme Court. Mr. W. offered sundry obser- of the petition of Eli Hart, was taken up and vations in support of this amendment; and was agreed to; and the committee instructed to report replied to by Mr. Talbot, who denied the right of a bill accordingly. Congress to make such a provision.

The bill to authorize Hannah Ring to receive Mr. Williams answered, that this principle had the revolutionary pension of her husband, who is been already acted on by other states, in similar insane; and to authorize Luther Frink to receive controversies, viz. Pennsylvania and Virginia, and the pension of John Prink, who is also insane, Virginia and Tennessee, and that it was consist- was received from the House of Representatives, ent with justice and equity.

twice read by general consent, and Mr. Crittenden followed, with arguments On motion of Mr. Daggett, it was referred to against the power of Congress to adopt this provi. | the committe of pensions, with instructions to resion; as it was a question for judicial decision, or || port a general bill, providing for similar cases. for legislative provisions of the contending states. The Senate then took up for consideration the

Mr. Williams replied, and attempted to show | report made by the committee of finance on the that it was both competent and expedient for 25th ult. against any legal provisions to prohibit Congress to make the provision he had proposed. || the exportation of American coins, and agreed

Mr. Talbot again spoke against the amendment, || thereto. on the ground of the incompetency of Congress

Tuesday, February 2. to adopt such a provision; and as the two states Mr. Roberts, from the committee of claims, recould more properly and easily adjust private || ported a bill for the relief of Eli Hart. claims.

Agreeably to notice given yesterday, Mr. Mel. Mr. Eaton spoke at some length in support of len, having obtained leave, introduced a bill to the motion of his colleague; and adduced argn- | authorize a. subscription for 500 copies of the ments to prove the constitutionality and expedi- || 11th and 12th volumes of state papers printed by ency of the provision.

T.B. Wait and Sons. The question was then taken on Mr. Wil- Mr. Burrill, from the committee on the judicia. liams's amendment, and lost, 10 only rising in the ry, reported a bill for the relief of Nathan G. affirmative.

Birding and Daniel Booth. Mr. Williams, of Tennessee, then moved an These bills were severally read and passed to amendment, similar to the preceding in princi- || a second reading: ple, but varying as to the time it was to take ef- The engrossed bill more effectually to provide fect.

for the punishment of certain crimes against the This amendment, Mr. W.said, he hoped would | United States, was read the third tiine. not be objected to by the gentleman from Ken- The report of the committee of claims against tucky.

the petition of Mark and Conant, was taken up Mr. Crittenden said, this amendment was of the and agreed to. same import as the one just negatived. He there. Mr. Goldsborough, from the committee of fore hoped the Senate would reject it, as they had | claims, made an unfavorable report on the petidone the former.

tion of Benjamin Putney, which was read. Mr. Williams spoke in support of his motion, Mr. G. from the same committee, reported a and was replied to by Mr. Talbot.

bill for the relief of John Roderigues, which was The motion was lost, 9 only voting in the affir-read. mative.

Mr. G. presented the memorial of the ColumSundry amendments were made to the bill, bian Institute, praying the use of a piece of the when

public reservation of ground in the City of Wash. Mr. Eppes moved so to amend the bill as to lington, whereon to construct buildings and lay confine its operation to the controversy between ott a Botanic garden, which was read and re. the states of Kentucky and Tennessee; and offer- || ferred. ed sundry reasons in support of his motion.

The Senate then took up, in committee of the Mr. Búrrill opposed the motion, on the ground || whole, Mr. Barbour in the chair, and spent some that if Congress bad the right to legislate in this time in the consideration of the bill for adjusting case, they had in all other similar cases; and that claims to lands, and establishing land offices in it was better to legislate for all cases at this time, the district east of the island of Orleans. Betore than to legislate in detail, as cases may arise. ll getting through the bill, it was laid over until to The latter he deemed both unconstitutional and morrow inexpedient.

The bill to continue in force the act to regulate Mr. Eppes replied, that the gentleman's argu.." the currency of certain foreigu coins, was taken

ng; and

up; and Mr. Eppes, having explained the motires Mr. Goldsborough, from the same committee, for certain provisions of the bill (which limits the made an unfavorable report on the petition of currency of foreign gold coins to the first of No. Christopher Fowler'. vember next, and continuing the currency of cer. The reports of the committee of claims unfavor. tain foreign silver coins for two years longer;) | able to the petition of Henry Ingraham, and it was ordered to be engrossed for a third read- others, and Benjamin Putney, were severally taing:

kep úp and agreed to. The bill from the other house, authotizing the The resolution proposing an amendment to the election of a delegate for Michigan territory, was constitution, as respects the mode of electing ordered to a third reading, with one or two ver- electors of President, &c. was taken up: the bal amendments.

amendment reported by the select committee The bill from the other house, to authorize agreed to, and the resolution orr'ered to be enthe lockville and Washington Turnpike Compa. || grossed and read a third time. ny to extend their road to the boundary of the The engrossed bill providing for the relief of city, was taken up and ordered to a third read sick and disabled seamen was read a third times

when, The bill for the relief of James H Clark was On motion of Mr. Daggett, the vote which of ordered to be engrossed for a third reading: dered the bill to a third reading was re-consider.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the ed, and the bill thus returned to the committee of bill to provide for sick and disabled seamen (con the whole. stituting a general fund out of the moneys which The engrossed bill to continue in force the act have been or shall be collected, under the several regulating the currenty of tertain foreign coins acts on this subject; and forming a board of com and the engrossed bill for the relief of James H. missioners of ihe Secretaries of the Treasury, Clark, were severally read the third time, passed, War, and Navy Departments, for its administra. || and sent to the other House for concurrence. tion, &c.)

The bills from the other House, auttiotizing the The bill provides, that from the 30th of Sep. election of a delegate from the territory of Michi. tember next, there shall be required of each sea- gan, and authorizing the Washington and Rockman employed in the registered vessels of the ville 'Turnpike Company to extend their road to United States, the monthly contribution of the City line, were severally read the third time, cents per month, for the general fund.

passed, (the former with a verbal amendment) Mr. Sandford moved to fill this blank with forty and returned to the House of Representatives.

and supported his motion on the general The bill for the relief of Joseph Forrest was ground of the inadequacy of the present contri- taken up, and, after some discuission of the merits bution of twenty cents from each seaman, to pro- of the claim, the question was put on ordering the vide a sufficient fund for their relief when sick or bill to be engrossed for a tird reading, and dedisabled on shore; and that, as the principle of cided in the negative-14 to 13. creating the fund, in this manner, had been sanc- So the bill was rejected. tioned by long usage, it was proper to make it The bill for adjusting claims to land and está adequate to its object, &c.

blishing land offices in the districts east of the 1$Mr.. Burrill approved the object, but did not land of Orleans, was again taken up as in committhink it right that the whole fund for this pur-tee of the whole, and, after undergoing some dispose should be raised by a tax on the seamen cussion and amendment, it was ordered to be en. themselves; that a tax of forty cents a month was grossed for a third reading. a very beavy poll tax; and be thought the public A message in writing was received from the treasury ought to contribute something towards President of the United States, by the hands of this fund, &c.

Mr. J.J. Monroe, his private Secretary, transmit. Mr. King did not view this contribution in the ting, in compliance with the resolution of the Selight of an absolute poll tax-the seaman would nate of the 13th ult. a statement from the Secrereceive a part of it in increased wages from his tary of the Treasury, showing the measures which owner, the owner from his employer, &c. and have been taken to collect the balances stated to the payment of the tax would thus, in some mea. ll be due from the several supervisors and collectors sure, spread itself through the community, and of the old direct tax of two millions, the balance not fall wholly on the scaman, although for his be-due from the officers of the old internal revenue, nefit.

a list of the persons who have been interested in Mr. Tait referred to the letter of the Secretary its collection, the sums by them collected, the of the Treasury, stating the inadequacy of the time when, &c. which message and report were present tax on the seamen to provide for their re-read. lief, and argued that, setting aside the considera- Mr. Morrow, from the committee on the public tion that it was for their own benefit, the increase lands, to whom the subject was referred, reportwas not unreasonable, when the depreciation of ed a bill to fix the salaries of the registers and reo money, in twenty years, during which the contri-ceivers of public moneys of the public land offices, bution had remained unchanged, was taken into which was read. [Thé bill is reported in blankj view; that, in all probability, the subject would The bill, from the other House, to regulate pas. not be touched again for twenty years to come, &c. senger ships and vessels, was taken up, together

The motion to fill the blank with forty cents with sundry amendments reported thereto by the was agreed to; and the other provisrons of the select committee, which were agreed to by the bill having been gone through, it was ordered to Senate, and the bill ordered to a third reading. be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Eppes, from the committee of finance, reWetlnesday, February 27. ported a bill making appropriations to carry into Mr. Ruggles, from the committee of claims, re. effect treaties concluded with certain Indian ported a bill for the relief of Joseph Daggett and tribes; and the bill was read. Antonio Baugard, which was read.

Mr. E from the same committee, communicated a report from the Secretary of lbe I'reasury, Mr. Forsyth moved that the resolution be reshowing the gross amount of cutics upon mer. committed, with instructions to strike out that chandise and tonnage which accrued during the part which prescribed the mode of electing Re. two first quarters of the years 1817 and 1818; presentatives to Congress, considering the two which was read.

subjects entirely distinct, and, opposed as he was The bill authorizing a subscription to the 11th to the whole proposition, yet, divested of this and 12th volumes of Wait's State Papers, was or feature, it would be to him less objectionable than dered to be engrossed.

with it. Thairsday, February 4, This motion brought on some discussion not Mr. Roberts, from the committee of clajins, only of the proposed amendment, but of the gen. made an unfavorable report on the petition of eral merits of the resolution; in which Mr. For Augustus Şacket

syth opposed it at some length, and Messrs. Dick. Mr. Ruggles, from the same committee, made | erson, Macon, and King supported it. an unfavorable report on the petition of John An. Mr. Forsyth's motion was negatived without a derson, of Michigan territory, praying indemnifi- | division; and cation for property destroyed by fire whilst in The question was then taken on the passage of possession of the troops of the United States dur. the resolution, and decided in the affirmative by ing the late war.

the following vote, and it was sent to the other rbe bill regulating the pay of invalid pension House for concurrence. ets was reported by Mr. Van Dyke, from the YEAS-Messrs. Burrill, Crittenden, Diekerson, Eaton, Edcommittee on pensions, with an amendment. wards, Fromentin, Goldsborough, Hunter, Johnson, King,

The report of the committee of claims unfavor. Sanford, Stokes, Storer, Talbot, Thomas, Tichenor, Van. able to the petition of Pierre Lacoste, of Louisi. Dyke, Williams of Miss. Williams of Tenn. Wilson–28. apa, was taken up; anal, efter being opposed by Leake, Roberts, Ruggles, Tail, Taylor-10. MeFromentin, at some length, it was postponed The engrossed bills for adjusting claims to for two weeks, to await further information on the lands, and for establishing land offices in the dissubject of the claim.

trict east of the island of Orleans, was read the The following message was received from the third time passed, and sent to the other House President of the United States, by the hands of for concurrence; and Mr. J. J. Monroe, his private secretary, and read. The bill, from the other House, to regulate To the Senate of the United States.

passenger ships and vessels, was read the tbird I communicate to Congress copies of appKca- time, as amen led by the Senate, passed and retions received from the minister of Great Britain, turned for concurrence in the amendments. in bebalf of certain British subjects, who have On motion of Mr. Talbot, it was suffered in their property by proceedings to Resolverl, That the committee on the post of which the United States, by their military and ju-fice be instructed to inquire into the expediency dicial officers, have been parties. These injuries of authorizing the Postmaster General to employ have been sustained under circumstances which an armed guard, for the protection of the mails of appear to recommend strongly to the attention of the United States, on such muil routes as he may Congress the claim to idemnity for the losses oc- deem necessary. casioned by them, which the legislative authority The Senate resumed the consideration of the is alone competent to provide.

bill, from the other House, to incorporate the

JAMES, MONROE. Provident Association of Clerks in the civil de Washington, Feb. 3,

partments of the government in the District of The Senate resumed the consideration of the Coluinbia; and, after making sundry, amendments. bill to provide for sick and disabled seamen; bereto, it was ordered to be read a third tiine," when, on motion of Mr. Sanford,, it was amended as amended by making the monthly contribution levied on

HOUSB QF REBRBSENTATIVES. each seaman for this fund, thirty five instead of

Friday, January 29. furty cents, as first agreed on; and, thus amended, Mr. Smith, of Md. from the committee of ways, the bill was ordered to a third reading:

and means, to whom were committed the amend. The Senate next took up the bill authorizing a. ments of the Senate to the bill making appropria subscriptien for 500 copies of the 11th and 12th ||tions for the support of the nasy for the current Kolumes of Wait's edition of state papers; and, year, reported their agreement thereto; and the after being amended by providing the manner of said amendments subsequently passed through a their distribution,

committee of the whole, and, were concurred in Mr. Roberts moved to, postpone the bill to al by the house. day beyond the session, (to reject it;) which mo- Mr. Hopkinson, from the comniittee on the ju. tion was opposed by Messrs, Otis and ellen, and diciary, to which was referred the bill from the was finally negatived--ayes 1,0;, and

Senate, to extend the jurisdiction, of the circuit The bill was then ordered to be engrossed and courts to cases arising under the law relating ta Read a third time.

patents, reported it without amendment; and the The engrossed joint resolution proposing an bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third read. Amendment to the constitution, so far as to profing. vide an uniform mode (by districts) of electing Mr. Robertson, from the committe on private electors of President and Vice President of the and claims, made a report on the petition of the United States, and Representatives to Congress, heirs of Wm. Scott, of Mississippi, accompanied was read the third time.

by a bill, for their relief; which was twice read Me. Daggett stated briefly the reasons which and committed. Mould induce him to vote, as he had always vo- Mr. Johnson, of Ky. submitted the following ted, against the resolution, although now differ resolutions; which were read and ordered to lie on ently instructed on the subject by the legislature the table. of Connecticut,

1. faoke That it is expedient, to establish a The papers


military, academy on the western waters, on the || pliance with the resolution of the House of the principle of the academy at West Point.

14th instant, a report from the Secretary of State, 2. Resolved, That it is expeclient to establish a concerning the applications wbich have been * school of practice for the artillery, in the vicinity | made by any of the independent governments of of the city of Washington.

South America to have a Minister or Consul Ge. On motion of Mr. Baldwin, the committee on neral accredited by the government of the United the judiciary were instructed to inquire into the States; with the answers of the government to expediency of making provision for the more the applications addressed to it. convenient execution of the laws within the terri- || communicated by the Secretary of State, embrace, tory of Michigan.

besides his own report, which is long, sundry Mr. Lowndes laid on the table the following letters from Don Luis de Clementi and Mr. De proposition, as an amendment to the rules and Forest, to the Secretary of State, with his an• orders of the House:

swers; letters of credence from the Director of “ It shall be the duty of the committee of ways Buenos Ayres, a commission from Mr. Clementi and means, in preparing bills of appropriations, to Sir Gregor M'Gregor, &c. making in all a not to include appropriations for carrying ito ef. pretty large volume of manuscript. fect treaties made by the United States, in a bill The message and documents were read and containing appropriations intended for other ob-referred to the committee on foreign relations. jects; and, where an appropriation bill shall be re- A message was received from the President by ferred to that committee for their consideration, the hands of Mr. J. J. Monroe, communicating, containing appropriations for carrying a treaty in-1 in compliance with the resolution of the House of to effect, and also appropriations for other objects, Representatives, of the 18th instant, requesting it shall be the duty of the committee to propose of him " any information, not already commu. such amendments as shall prevent appropriations nicated, whether Amelia Island, St. Marks, and for carrying a treaty into effect from being includ. Pensacola, yet remain in the possession of the ed in the same bill which contains appropriations United States; and, if so, by what laws the inhafor other objects.

bitants thereof are governed; whether articles · The engrossed bill to extend to Cadets disabled imported therein from foreign countries, are subin the service the provisions of the act of the 24th || ject to any and what duties, and by what laws; of April, 1816, to increase the pensions of inva- and whether the said duties are collected, and lids in certain cases, was read the third time; and, || how; whether vessels arriving in the United States on the question "Shall the bill pass ?" it was de- from Pensacola and Amelia Island, and in Pensacided in the negative-so the bill was rejected. cola and Amelia Island from the United States,

The Speaker laid before the House a report of respectively, are considered and treated as vesthe Secretary of State, exhibiting the names and sels from foreign countries," reports from the Se. respective salaries of the clerks employed in that cretary of the Treasury and Secretary of War, department.

arłording all the information requested by the Saturday, January 30. House. Amongst the petitions this morning presented The message and documents were read, and was one by Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from James | ordered to lie on the table. Wilkinson, late a major general in the service of Mr. Harrison offered the following resolution : the United States, praying to be indemnified Resolved, That the judiciary committee inquire against the effects of a judgment for 2,500 dollars, || into the expediency of providing by law for the recovered agains him by General John Adair, in punishment of crimes committed by persons em. consequence of his having arrested the said Adair ployed in the armies of the United States, with. in the city of New Orleans, in the year 1806, on out the limits thereof, and which are not provided a charge of his being concerned in the alleged for by existing laws. conspiracy of Aaron Burr; which petition was Mr. H. observed, in explanation of his motion, read, and referred to the committee on military | that, during the discussion which had for some affairs.

days occupied the house, the question had occurAlso a petition presented by Mr. Scott, from | red to him, whether there was any provision in sundry inhabitants of the Arkansas country, pray- our laws for the punishment of trimes committed ing a separate territorial government, and that by men in the army beyond the limits of the Unit. commissioners may be appointed to fix a site fored States, and which were not provided for by the seat thereof.

the military code; in other words, whether the Mr. Newton, from the committee of commerce | jurisdiction of our civil courts extended to crimes and manufactures, reported a bill to increase the committed in that situation. He had himself no duties on certain manufactured articles (shovels, I doubt of the right of jurisdiction being in the naspades, plain fiint glass, copperas, shiot, and oil tion over its own citizens, employed in the army, clotis,] imported into the United States; which in any country where, by the laws of nations, our was twice read and committed.

army had a right to go: but he had understood The House took up and proceeiled to consider that the courts of the United States had declined the proposition submitted yesterday by Sirtaking cognizance of offences committed any Lowndes, to amend the rules and orders of the where, innless jurisdiction had been expressly givHouse; which, being again real, was agreed to. to by a statute. If this was correct, crimes of the

The bill from the Senate, to extend the juris. || dghest class might be committed, by individuals diction of the circuit courts of the United States, || » our army, in Florida, for which there was no in cases arising under the law relating to patents, legal punishment. The articles of war, Mr. H. was rez! the third time, passed, and returned tu -> served, provided for the punishment of no the Senute.

mes, but ihose of a military character. They A inessige was received from the President ci

But not provue for the case of murder. An inthe United states, by die hands or Mr. Jon disior killing his superior, might indeed be pun. roe, his private Secretary, transmitting, in com- ished, and punished with death, under the article

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