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required to make, on or before the first day of its of the United States in the new acquired terriDecember next, a full report to the Secretary of tory of Louisiana, out of any moneys in the the Treasury of all claims that have been, or may Treasury not otherwise appropriated. be laid before them for lands held by warrant of Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That Major survey and improvement in cases where the claim. General Lafayette be, and he is hereby, authorized ants were minors, and not heads of families, at and empowered to locate and survey the lands the time such warrants were issued, with the cir- allowed him by the fourth section of an act, encumstances which occasioned the issuing of such titled "An act to revive and continue in force an warrants, and the validity which has been con- act in addition to an act, entitled 'An act in addisidered as attached to the same.

tion to an act regulating the grants of land approSec. 10. And be it further enacted, That, for priated for military services, and for the Society the purpose of carrying this act into effect, a sum of United Brethren for propagating the Gospel not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, shall be, among the Heathen, and for other purposes,” on and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be paid any lands, the property of the United States, in out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise the Territory of Orleans; and on presenting the appropriaied.

survey of the said land to the Secretary of the Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the Treasury, the President of the United States is execution of so much of the twelfth section of hereby authorized to issue letters patent to the the act to which this act is a supplement, as ex- said Major General Lafayette for the quantity of cepts "such town lots, not exceeding two, in the lands allowed by the said act. town of Natchez, and such an out-lot adjoining Approved, March 27, 1804. the same, not exceeding thirty acres, as may be the property of the United States, to be located by the Governor of the Mississippi Territory for Resolution to instruct the Joint Committee of Enrolled the use of Jefferson College," be, and the same

Bills to wait on the President of the United States, is hereby, suspended until the end of the next ses- respecting a variance between an engrossed and ension of Congress.

rolled bill. Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That trans- Resolved, by the Senate and House of Reprecripts of the records of the British' province of sentatives of the United States of America in ConWest Florida, to claims for land therein, and gress assembled, That the Joint Committee for which have been delivered to the Government of Enrolled Bills be instructed to wait on the Presithe United States, may be produced as evidence, dent of the United States, and lay before him the and shall be entitled to the same weight in any engrossed bill, entitled "An act for the relief of court of the United States, as if the same had the captors of the Moorish armed ships Meshouda, been delivered, or shall be delivered to either of and Mirboha," with the several amendments therethe Registers of the land offices in the Mississippi to, as the same was finally passed by both Houses Territory, before the last of March, one thousand of Congress; and to staie the variance between eight hundred and four, anything in this act, or the said engrossed bill and the enrollment thereof, in the fifth section of the act to which this is a as approved by the President, and to request that supplement, to the contrary notwithstanding. he will cause the said enrolled bill to be returned

Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That the to the House in which it originated, for the pursum of three thousand dollars be, and the same pose of rendering the said bill conformable with is hereby appropriated, for the purpose of extend- ihe engrossed bill and the amendments thereto, ing the external commerce, and exploring the lim- as passed by the two Houses of Congress.

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INDEX

TO THE PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE FIRST SESSION OF

THE EIGHTH CONGRESS.

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A.

B.
Abolition of slavery, a petition of the American

Bank of the United States, a bill in relation to
Convention in relation to the, presented

the, received -

278
and read

238
passed

282
Accounting offices of the Treasury, War, and

Bankruptcy, a bill to repeal an act respecting, re-
Navy, a bill concerning the, presented 266

ceived

107
referred

267
passed

215
reported

272
resolution offered respecting

211
passed

293
negatived -

258
Acts, records, and judicial proceedings, a bill con- Barron, Captain William A., petition of, asking
cerning the authentication of, received 300

pay for extra services, presented

250
passed

306
referred

254
Adams, Samuel, resolution of respect to the

report made

269
28
under consideration

279
Adams, John Quincy, takes his seat

16
bill for the relief of, presented

281
remarks of, on the Louisiana Treaty

65
passed

291
on a proposed amendment to the Constitu- Brainard, Elijah, petition of, asking admission on
tion

117, 131, 204
the pension list, presented

108
Adjournment takes place -

307
referred

246
Admission to the Senate floor, motion made in

report made

273
regard to

218

(See Revolutionary War.)
under consideration

219 Breckenridge, Mr., of Kentucky, remarks of, on
Alexandria, District of Columbia, a bill to amend

the Louisiana Treaty

58
the charter of, received

255 on a proposed amendment to the Constitu-
referred

256
tution

206
reported

258 Brown, John, of Kentucky, elected President of
passed

260
the Senate, pro tempore

10
Aliens, petition from certain, asking a repeal of

Butler, Mr., of S. Carolina, remarks of, on the pro-
Naturalization laws, presented and read 232

posed amendment to the Constitution 85, 207
Appropriations, a bill making, for the expenses

C.
of inquiries into the official conduct of Canadian and Nova Scotia refugees, a bill to con-
certain judges, received

270

tinue the act respecting, received and re-
referred

271
ferred

264
reported
274 reported

266
passed

277
passed

272
other action

278 Cape Lookout. (See Light-houses.)
a bill making, for the Military Establishment, Chase, Judge Samuel, notice of the intended im-
received and referred

226
peachment of, received

272
reported
235 referred and the report made

274
passed

237 Clerks in the office of the Secretary of the Senate,
disagreement received

240 resolution to allow extra compensation to,
other action
241, 247, 248 offered

77
a bill making, for the Navy, received
226 adopted

78
referred
227 Clinton, De Witt, resignation of, received

76
reported

237 Cocke, Mr., of Tennessee, remarks of, on the
passed
240 Louisiana Treaty

71
a bill making, for the support of Government,

on an amendment to the Constitution

112, 151
received

259 Coles, John, a bill for the relief of, received 223
referred
260 referred

224
reported

266
reported

228
passed

267
passed

230
a bill making, for carrying into effect the Collectors, a bill for the better direction of, re-
Convention with Spain, received

265
ceived

238
referred
266 referred

240
reported
268 report made

244
passed
273 the third reading negatived

249

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Courts of the United States. (See Judiciary.)

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Columbian Library Company, a bill to incorpo- District Courts. (See Judiciary.)
rate the, received

220 Doorkeepers, resolution to make an additional al-
referred

221
lowance to, moved

74
reported
228 adopted

75
passed

230 resolution to pay them a certain extra sum 306
Commerce. (See Seamen.)

Drawbacks, a bill to allow, of duties on goods,
Congress, a bill to alter the time of the next

wares, &c., transported by land, received
meeting of, presented

278
and referred

261
passed

291
reported

262
Constitution, a resolution to amend the, respect-

passed

263
ing the election of President and Vice Duties, a bill to impose more specific, on certain
President, laid on the table

16

articles, and for collecting light-money, re-
debated and referred -

19, 21
ceived

293
report made
21 referred

295
under consideration 81, 91, 106, 107, 108, 124, reported

299
126, 136
passed

305
amended and in part adopted

209
other action

214
resolution to amend the, received

27 Election of President and Vice President, reso-
postponed until next session

218 lution respecting the, referred to commit-
one from the State of Ohio received

76
tee

259
Consuls and Vice Consuls, a bill to repeal part

a bill to amend the act relative to, reported 268
of an act concerning, received
294 referred

269
passed

299
again reported

271
Corp, Samuel, a bill for the relief of, received

252
passed

277
referred
253 Executive Jourr.al, extracts from the

307
reported

254

F.
passed

260
Coulon, Paul, a bill for the relief of, received 221 Flag of the United States, resolution offered re-
237 specting the violation of the -

79
adopted

SO
Crimes against the United States, motion respect-

Message from the President in answer to a
ing the punishment of, made and referred 212,

call of the Senate for information on the
213
subject

210
a bill in addition to the act for that purpose,
Flinn, Nancy, petition of, presented

249
reported
219 referred

256
recommitted

220
committee discharged

270
again reported

228 Freeman, Constant, petition of, asking to be ad-
passed

229

mitted to the benefits of the acts respecting
amendments received

296

refugees, read and referred to the commit-
concurred in

299

tee on the petitions of Martha Seamans
Customs, officers of, a bill in relation to, received 295 and others
referred

300 French Spoliations, a bill respecting, received
reported
304 passed

31
passed

305

G.
D.

Gahagan, William, petition of, asking a deduc-
Danish brig Henrick, a bill respecting the, re-

tion in the price of certain lands, read and
ceived

235
referred

124
referred
236 Gantt, Rev. Dr., elected Chaplain

11
reported

239 Glen, Henry, petition of, asking compensation
lost -

252
for military services, read

78
memorial on behalf of the owners of the, from Government, seat of, a bill for the temporary re-
Richard Soderstrom, presented
257 moval of the, presented

279
referred

261

under consideration
report laid on the table

276
lost

288
Davidson, George Lee, a bill for the relief of, re- Greene, General, frigate. (See Naval Armament.)
ceived and referred

263
reported

277

H.
lost

300 Habersham, John, a bill for the relief of, received 278
Dayton, Mr., of New Jersey, remarks of, on the

referred
Louisiana treaty

47 reported
on an amendment to the Constitution 100, 108,

passed

135, 192 Hazen, Moses, a bill for the relief of the heirs of,
Debts of the United States, a bill respecting the

received
payment of the, in relation to saltpetre,

referred

291
presented, read, and referred

218

reported
reported

234

postponed until next session
negatived -

237 Henrick, brig. (See Danish brig.)

226

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Hillhouse, Mr., of Connecticut, remarks of, on a

under consideration

226

proposed amendment to the Constitution 89, recommitted

227

129, 189 reported

229

further consideration

230

I.

passed

232

Illinois and Oubache Land Company, a memorial

disagreement received

241

from the, read and laid on the table

other proceedings

247, 248, 249

Indiana Territory, a inemorial from certain in-

a bill respecting the distribution of the laws,

inhabitants of the, respecting a separate

presented

292

government, read and referred

16

referred

293

report made

26

passed

305

adopted and a bill ordered

30

amendments received and concurred in 306

bill presented

74

resolution to print the laws of the Seventh

referred

75

Congress, offered

76

reported

78

adopted

77

passed

212 Light-houses, a bill for erecting one on St. Si-

petition of the judges of, asking increase

mon's Island, presented and referred 253

of compensation, read and referred - 221 reported

256

a bill respecting Governor, judges, &c., of,

passed

259

presented

288 amendments received

266

passed

294 referred

267

a bill in relation to public lands in, received

other proceedings

269, 270

and referred

277 a bill to erect one at the mouth of the Mis-

reported

291

sissippi river, and near Cape Lookout, pre-

passed

297

sented and read

269

disagreement received

298 referred

270

other action

299, 300, 301 reported

274

Indian claims in Tennessee and Kentucky, a bill

passe

290

in relation to, presented and referred 218 Louisiana, debate on the treaty respecting the ces-

reported

279

sion of

31

passed

292 motion in relation to further measures for

Insurgents in Pennsylvania, a bill for the relief of

carrying it into effect

105

those who have suffered loss by the, re-

negatived -

213

ceived

215

a bill providing for the civil government of,

referred

216

received and referred

266

reported

223 reported

269

recommitted

228

passed

276

again reported

230 a bill dividing and for the temporary govern-

postponed to the next session

237

ment of, presented -

223

J.

under consideration 233, 235, 238, 240, 241, 243,

245, 247, 250, 251, 255

Jackson, Mr., of Georgia, remarks of, on the Lou-

bill passed

256

37

amendments received

280

on an amendment to the Constitution 101, 156,

action thereon

288, 290, 293, 296

199

a bill to enable the President to take possession

Judiciary, a bill to authorize the appointment of

of, presented

18

Commissioners to take depositions, re-

referred

21

ceived

258

reported

25

referred

260

passed

26

reported

264

amendments received and adopted

lost

27, 28

277

a bill altering the session of the district court

M.

of Virginia and Rhode Island, received

265

referred

Maclay, Mr., of Pennsylvania remarks of, on an

266

amendment to the Constitution

104

reported

269

Mail, United States. (See Post Office.)

passed

278

Marine Corps, a bill to reduce the, received 252

a bill in relation to the adjournment of dis-

lost

253

trict courts, received

296

motion made respecting the commanding

passed

304

officers of

253

L.

adopted

258

Lands, a bill respecting, in Tennessee, received 295

report received

261

referred

300 Mason, Stevens Thompson, resolution of respect

reported

301

to his memory, passed

28

passed

305 Messages, the President's annual message -

11

Laws of the United States, a bill giving effect to

in relation to the cession of Louisiana

17

the, within the territories ceded by France,

communicating information respecting Lou-

received

219

isiana

77, 108, 233

referred

220 in relation to an attack on a United States

reported

221 vessel by the Emperor of Morocco

74

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