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On Wednesdays and Saturdays,
l*or» Doors below the Bill Tavekr, at Focr
Dollars per asicr, paid ijt adyarcx.
|C7* -Advertisements inserted at the usual
price, and promptly attended to.
•fltf Rules holden in the Clerics Office of the supe
rior Court of Chancery, for the Richmond Dis
trict, the 6th day of t'etmary 1316.
John S. Stubbs, junr, Plaintiff.
Polly Brown, and Washington Brown, heirs at
law of Sally Brown, deed, and John S. Stubbs,
sen. administrator of the said Sally Brown,
deed, and James Grander, to whom the charge
of the estate of tlie said Sally Brown was com
mitted t Maxwell Trokes, and Sarah H. his
wife, la*e Sarah H. Goode, adin’rx. aiul James
Scott, jr.adm’or with the will annexed of Rich,
ard B. Goode, deed ; John Spotswood and Ma
ry his wife ; Tarlton Saunders &. Sally his wife
Mary Goode, Sally Goode, Elizabeth Goode,
and Robert Goode, children and heirs at lawot
Francis Goode deed. Sally Scott, only child and
heiress of Patty Scott, deed, which sa:d Mary
Spotswood, Sally Saunders, Mary Goode, Sally
Goode, Elizabeth Goode,Robert Goode, & Sally
Scott are heirs at law of Richard B. Goode,deed,
who was surviving trustee in the act of the Gen
eral Assembly, in the Plaintiffs bill mentioned ;
& Robt. Graham, surviving ex’or of James Lyle
the elder, deed, who was also a trustee under
the said act, and executor of James Lyle, the
younger, deed, who was the other trustee nam
ed in the said act: and Philip Norborne Nicho
las, attorney general of the commonwealth of
Virginia ; and John B. Ogg Defendants.
The defendants Maxwell Trokes, and Sarah
H. his wife not having entered their appearance
juid given security according to the act of Assem
bly and the rules of this court, and it appearing
by satisfactory evidence that they are not inhab
itants of this country: It is ordered, that the
raid defendants do appear here on the first
day of the next icrm and answer the bill of the
FlaintifF; and that a copy of this order be forth
with inserted in some newspaper published in the
City of Richmond, for two months successively
and posted at the front door of tbecapitol in the
said City.
A Copy—Teste,
WM. W. HEN1NO, C. C.
VlRGlNiA :-:
•At rule* holden in the Clerk's Office of the Supe
rior Court of Chancery for the Richmond Dis
trict, the 5th day of -March 1816.
Charles Hunt and Daniel Dugger, merchants and
partners, under the firm of Hunt 8c Dugger,
aoaisst, '
.TVrdrnrlc Vanee^jy, xrul William Franklin Os
borne. merchants 8c partners, under the firm of
Frederick Pomeroy, 8c Cc. and Jesse L. Du
THE defendants Frederick Pomeroy, and Wil
liam Franklin Osborn, not having entered their
appearance and given security according to the
Act of Assembly and the Hides of tbis court, and
it appearing by satisfactory evidence, that they 1
are not inhabitants of this country : It is ordered,
that the said defendants do appear here on the
first day of the next term a* l answer the bill of
the Plaintiffs ; and that a copy of this order be
forthwith inserted in some newspaper published
in the City of Richmond, for two months succes
sively and posted at the front door of the Capi
tol, in the said city.
A Copy—Teste,
WM. W. HEN1NG, C. C.
April 3.—w8w.
Jit rules holden in the Clerk's Office of the Supe
. rior Court of Chancery for the Richmond Die
trict, the 5th day of March 1816.
James Brown, of the city of Richmond,
Soloman Jacobs, 8t James C. Wardrop,
THE defendant JamesC. Waldrop, not having
entered his appearance and ;iven security accor
ding to the Act of Assembly and the Rules of
this Court, and itappearinf by satisfactory evi
dence, that fie is not an inhabitant of this country
It is ordered, that the said defendant do appear
here on the first day of the next term and answer
the bill of the Plaintiff s and that a copy of this
order be forthwith inserted in some newspaper
published in the City of Richmond, for two
months successively and posted at the front door
of the Capitol, in the said city,
A Copy—Teste,
April 3 —w8w.
At rule* /widen in the Clerk'* Office of the Supe
rior Court of Chancery, for the Richmond JJit
trict, the 5th day oj .March, 1816.
Edmund Curil, Plaintiff.
John Heath and John Morris, Defendant*.
The defendant John Heath not having entered
fiis appearance ami given security according to
the act of Assembly, anti the Rules of this court,
and it appearing by satisfactory evidence that he
is not an inhabitant of this country j It is ordered
that the said defendant do appear here on the
first day of the next term and answer the bill of
the plaintiff i and that a copy of this order be
forthwith inserted in some newspaper published
in the city of Richmond, for two months succes
sively and posted at the front door of the Capi
tol, in the said city.
A Copy—Teste,
April 3—w8w.
That beautiful and famous running JUorse
and sure foal-getter, *
fly the Celebrated imported,
Horse SI It HARRY.
WILL a Min stand at my stable in Pow
hatan County, at the Ferry on James River
about 40 miles above Richmond, and 2 mile,
from Goochland Court House—at the reasonable
and low terms of xwtm dollars payable be
fore the season expires (on the 1st August) or
Twenty five Dollars at Christmas—Ily the Leap
or Insurance in proportion —Half a dollar must
be sent with each mare for the groom._n,s
superior Pedigree and Performances on the turf
bemg so universally known, it is needless now
tt> particular!re them.
The first drawn numbers on the 21s«, 23d and
25th days drawings, each are entitled to
A l’KIZli OK
5.000 Dollars.
Tlxe first drawn numbers on the 28th, 30tb, 32d,
34th Si 36th, are entitled to
10,000 Doll's each,
And tlxe first drawn number on the 40th day of
drawing, is entitled to
40.000 Dollars,
Besides the several floating prizes—Present price
of TICKETS, warranted undraivn t/te 18 days
overJ is S 11 50—but will advance after a few
da vs drawing more.
BANK NOTES, of other States, SILVER and
GOLD COIN—also, DRAFTS on the commercial
Cities, can be sold or exchanged at the Lottery
Letters enclosing orders for Tickets, post paid,
will be attended to. Companies and Clubs sup
plied with Tickets warranted undrawn, oix ac
commodating terms, on application at
Main Street, Richmond.
April 6.—tf.
A Lot of Ground, containing four Acres,
ON the North Side of BACON BRANCH, near
Mr. Panes Factory —I deem in unnecessary to
give a further discretion, as those wishing to
purchase, wdl, certainly view the premises. For
further particulars enquire of the Subscriber liv
ing on the lot.
March 25.—lawt20A.
N. B. I shall offer the above lot at private sale
untill the 20th of April next.
__J Q
THF. partnership of Joseph P. 8c Samuel Owen
being dissolved by the death of Joseph P.
Owen, all persons having claims against the firm
or Joseph P. Owen, (individually,) will make
them known to me for settlement, as soon as pos
sible ; and such as are owing the firm, or Joseph
P. Owen, as aforesaid, w’dl make immediate pay
ment, asuo longer indulgence can be given.
SAMUEL OWEN, Surviving part
ner of the firm of Joseph P.&
Samuel Owen; and Ex’d. of
_Jos. P. Owen dec.
Spun at the Richmond Cotton Manufactory
Principal Agent
Feb. 28.
The Board of Managers of The
Richmond Baptist Foreign and Domestic
of the Society, until the first Saturday in June
next, in consequence of the General Meeting of
Correspondence being appointed on that day in
tins City. Signed,
JOHN BRYCE, Cores. Sec.
At the Store or F A. Mayo &Co.
Price 25 cents.—AN
Illustration of the Character & Conduct
or THE
Presbyterian Church in Virginia.
By John 11. Rice.
Peb. 24. [law.2w.]
500 Dollars Lie ward
CiTTofRirH.HoxD, March 7, 1816.
'ANjTIIRREAS there is reason to believe, that
the FIRE which originated in the work
shop of Mr. Robert M'Kim, on the evening of the
fifth instant, was the work of an incendiary ; I do
hereby, in behalf of the Corporation of this City,
ofler a reward of Five Hundred Dollars, for the
discovery of the perpetrator of said oflience, to
be paid, to the informer, upon the conviction of
the offender.
HAVE commenced the COMMISSION BU
SINESS, in the City of Richmond ; and having
taken a house near the Basin, on the Cross Street
leading from thence to E or Main Street, they are
now ready to receive Consignments, and pledge
themse lves to give strict attention to all business
confided to them. They hope, from assiduity
and attention, to merit the patronage of tlieir
iricwls and the public.
Belonging to the estate of George Ruffin, dec’d.
of which this is intended to give notice.
THOS. COCKE, F.rc'r- of
.. George Ruffin, tlec'd.
Aprd 3. 1816. w6w*.
TH AT all person* having claims against
the estate of Watson Patman of Henrico County,
deed, are requeated to bring thorn forward lor
settlement, properly authenticated on or before
the 9th day of June next. And those indebted to
said Estate are requested to make immediate pay
Adrn inistrutrix
IN SENATE.March 29.
The Senate were principally occupied ihis day
on the BANK BILL. Various amendments were
proposed to the details of the bill, not involving
the principle of tht bill, on which much discus
sion took place.
Frid>t, March 29.
The house, pursuant to the resolution of yes
terday, met at 10 o’clock^
Mr. Miltnr promoted tli* petition of the Ma
nagers of ihe reimsylvania Hospital, praying that
die property of said Hospital may be exempted
from the payment of the direct tax ; which was
referred to the committee of ways and moans.
Mr. Yancey from the committee of claims, re
ported, with amendments, the amendments of the
Senate to the bill authorising payment for proper
ty lost, captured, or destroyed by the enemy,
while in the public service ; which were ordered
to lie on the table.
The Speaker then proceeded to announce se
verally t!.e orders of die day.
On calling the report of the committee on the
standing rules and orders of the house, (which it
will be recollected was under discussson some
Weeks ago ;)
Mr. Stanford moved that the house resolve
itself into a committee of the whole, on the said
Mr. Basiett moved that the order be indefini*
t£ly postponed.
Mr. Stanford said, so far as it was the object of
the house to get clear of the discussion of the
previous question it might be well enough to
postpone indefinitely, but the motion itself, he
considered as opening the w hole discussion. He
considered the rule unconstitutional, and oppres
sive upon a minority of this house, that it always
called up the worst feelings in the house, and he
thought the present a propitious time to get clear
of it. Hut he was as anxious as any other gen
tleman to bring the session to a close, and would
therefore content himself with asking the ayes
and noes upoa the question; which were order,
Mr. Jack-son expreiseil his wish that the gen
tleman from Virginia (Mr. Bassett,) would with
drew his motion.
Mr. Trucker united in that request; not from
an indisposition to express an opinion on the sub
ject ol the rule relating to the previous question,
which it was the object of he mover of the order
of the day to bring under consideration. He had
always believed the rule an essential rule, how
ever cautious the house should be in the exercise
of it. But he was averse to this mode of acting
on the question, prefernpg- to meet it directly-,
and if the motion for postponement were persist
ed in be should vote against it. .
Mr. Bassett replied, that he could not with
draw the motion. Gentlemen must perceive
that it was now too late to Uks up die subject
and go into a long debate, that subjects of a more
pressing nature called for the attention of the
house in order to bring llie session to a close_
and if the gentleman from N. Carolina, (Mr.
.Stanford,) wished to go into a discussion, he
had it in his power, by a resolution 10 that effect.
Mr. Stanford said, that gentleman (Mr. B.) &
the house knew, there were o her previous ques
tions besides the main one. If he made the mo
tion the gentleman spoke of, then followed the
question of consideration, and the house had it in
their power to evade the discussion a wdl. The
other gentleman from Vi.gmia, (Mr. Tucker,)
declares, that he thinks the rule a necessary and
proper one, and ought at times to be resorted to.
If, said Mr S. the rule be a pro[>er one, say, a
constitutional one, then it was fair to use it up
on one subject as well as another upon all sub
suhjccis before the house ; then u-t might be
made a dumb legislature Complete—or we might
be carried through a whole session in that way.
He would forbear, however, as the ayes and noea
were called, and it would be seen who were for,
and who against the tyr.nny of tins rule.
On taking the yeas and nays, it was discover
ed that a quorum had not voted ; the ayes beinir
56, the noes 34
Mr. Stanford and Mr Bassett then soccessive
ly withdrew die motions ; and
The House resolved itself into a committee of
the whole, Mr, Stanford in the chair, on the hill
to authorise the President to lease out the United
States’ saline on the Wabash river; which was
reported to the House with some unimportant
amendments, and the bill, us amended, was or
dered to be engrossed for a third reading.
The bill for the relief of certain purchasers of
public lands in the Mississippi territory, al:.o pas
sed through a committee of the whole, Mr. Nel
son of Va. in the chair, and was reported to the
House wish an immaterial amendment, which
was agreed to.
Mr. Hall then moved the following as a new
section to the bill : “ That from and after this
das, tins-sum of money due the state of Georgia,
under die articles of agreement and cession, sliail
bear an interest of six per cent per annum, until
This motion was objected to by Mr. Robertson,
who could see no reason or justice in the amend
ment ; and supported by Mr. Hall, who said if
the United States chose to grant gratuitous in
dulgence to their debtors, it was no reason why
they should delay the payment of their debts,
without giving interest, &c.
The amendment was rejected, by a large ma
Mr. Forsyth then offered an amendment to the
bill, in the following words : ” That the interest
due, and which shall become due, from the per
sons entitled to the benefits of this act, shall he
paid to the atate of Georgia, in addition to the
sum due by the articles of cession and agreement
for the purchase of the Mississippi territory.”
This motion was supported by the mover, and
opposed by Mr. Robertson, and negatived ; and
then the bill was ordered to be engrossed for a
third resiling.
The House went into committee of the whole,
Mr. Dc?ha in the chair, on the bill supplementa
ry to the act for defining the duties of the judges
of t’ie territory of Illinois. The bill received a
verbal amendment in committee; was reported
to the House, and ordered to be engrossed and
read a third time.
The House then resolved itself into a commit
tee of the whole, Mr. Jackson in the chair, on
the bill to allow additional compensation to the
district judge of the southern district of the state
of New-York, for performing the judicial dutica
in both districts in the state.
This bill gave rise to some discuasi 1, not on
the propriety of allowing the compensation pro
posed, but on the expediency of adopting some
course by which the judge of the Northern dii
trict(Judge Tallmadge) should be compelled ei
ther to perform his official duties, or to re-igh
and not be permit ed to hold a sinecure office.
Mr. Clay thought it would be be ter to meet
the question fairly at once, by enquiry g into the
conduct of the offending Judge, than to get
round it by allowing extra compensation to the
Judge who performs the duty of both.
Mr. Mehon said that the enquiry had not de
volved on tlie Judiciary committee, nor had Miev
conoeived it their duty to enter into an examina
tion of the conduct of .lie Judge of the Northern
district ; but they had incidentally become ac
quainted with his improper conduct ; and Mr.
said lie believed he ought to be turned out of
office. That consideration, however, ought hot
to throw any impediment in the way of this bill
because a former law had enjoined on the South
ern Judge (V»I. Mean; to perform those extra du
ties, if necessary, and he ought to be compensa
ted therefor.
Mr. Stanford hod some doubt as to the consti
tutionality of voting a temporary increase of sala
ry to a Judge. He doubted whether if the Com
pensation was allowed, it could with propriety
afterwards be reduced ; amt for the purpose of
entering into the enquiry of u general increase of
salary to the Judges, he moved that the commit
tee rise.
Mi- Jletts remarked that Judge Tallmadge was
i capacitated by bodily infirmity from perform
ing Ins official duties, and that lie had not receiv
ed the salary for some lime, &c. to winch it was
replied by Mr. Grosvcnor and others that fact
was immaterial, as the judge had a claim to the
salary and could at any time demand and receive
it, &c.:
The necessity of an enquiry into the neglect
of Judge Taltradge, was also urged by Mr. Gros*
vc-nor and Mr. Uopkinson.
The committee then rose, ayes 53, noes 51,
obtained leave to sit again, and the bill was laid
on the table.
The house went into cemmittee of the whole
on the bill for the relief of Benjamin and John
I yler, of New Hampshire, Mr. Breckenridge in
the chair; the committee rose, reported progress
was refused leave to sit again ; and the bill laid
on the table.
The remaining orders of the day were suspen
ded, on mot on of Mr. Nelson of Virginia, and
Mr. Melton then submitted the following reso
lution :
Jietolved, That a committee be appointed to
enquire into the official conduct of Matthias B
Tallmadge, one of the District Judges of theslate
of New-York, and to report their opinion whether
tlic said Matthias B. Talliiikdge hath so acted in
his judicial capacity as to require the interposi
tion of the constitutional power of this House; &
ti.at the said committee be authorised to send for
to persons, papers and records.
The resolution was adopted without objection
and a committee ot seven appointed accordingly.
The bill for the relief of Edward Hallowed ;
the bill for the relief of Henry Mnloolm ; the bill
for the relief of Ebcnezcr Keeler and John Fran
cis ; the bill for the relief of Moses Lewis ; the
bill to remit certain duties on bc^ks imported for
Harvard College ; the b,II for the rel.ef of Ro
bert Kidd ; and the bill allowing lOOjOUO dollars
to the captors ot certain Algerine vessels, seve
rally passed thro* a committee of the whole, and
(wuh the exception of the last named, which
was ordered to lie for the present on the table,!
were ordered to be engrossed and read a third
The bill remitting the duties to Harvard Col
lege was on motion of Mr. Clay, amended in the
committee of the whole, by including in the bill
the remission of duties on the carnage ol Go
vernor Ciore of U. pe r Canada, who landed at New
York in 1S15 ..nd pass d through part of the IT.
States to his ,.ove nment
I was enquired by Mr Forsyth, who conceiv
ed the remission of the duty an act of courtesy
only, what the practice of the Dri ish government
was in such cases ; that if the courtesy was uot
usual wi h that government, lie stiou.d be unwil
ling to ex: end it in the present instance.
It was replied by Mr Clay that, though his
m-.tion was founded in strict justice, it not being
within the contempla ion of the law to exact du
ties on a Carriage which was not to be used in the
country—the courtesy was usual in England, and
on the continent af Europe ; and
Mr JUopkintov, stated a fact also in which the
duties accruing in G. Britain on certain paintings
intended for the Pennsylvania hospital were re
mitted, on the ground that they were for die ge
neral encouragement of the arts, and fora public
institution, 8tc.
The amendment was agreed to in committee,
and concurred in unanimously by the house.
The house then resowed itself into a commit*
tee of the whole, Mr. Nelson of Va in the chair,
on the bill to enable the people of Indiana terri
tory to form a constitution and state government
and be admitted into the union on the footing of
the original states.
1 lie bill received a variety of amendments in
its details, and having been gone through,
The committee proceeded to take up the bill
to en, blc ihe people of the Mississippi territory
to form a constitution and state government, and
be admitted into the union on an equal footing
with' the original states. , ®
After adopting various amendments and reject
ing others, the discussion of winch consumed con
siderable time, the bill was got through.
The committee rose and reported the two bills
with their amendments to the House.
The amendments reported tn the first were suc
cessively agreed to, and the bill, as amended, was
ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.
The amendments reported to the Mississippi
bill, were also agreed to, witti the exceptionof
one adopted by the committee, on the motion of
Mr. Johnson, reserving to the Congress the pow
er of hereafter altering the boundary of the new
state. This amendment was widely discussed I
and finally disagreed to j after whieh, ’
I he bill was ordered to be engrossed, as amen
ded, for a third reading 5 and
The House adjourned. J
Saturday March 30.
After the reception and reference of a few pe
Mr from the committee of ways and
means, reported a bill to fix the commission of
the collectors of the d.rect tax and internal du
ties 8tc.—a bill continuing the salary of certain
officers of government 5 and a bill making ap
propriations for the support of the navy of the
United Statea for the year 1816 \ which were se
verally twice read and committed.
Mr. Ingham, from the committee on post-offi
ces and post roads, reported a bill to establish
post roads: which was twice read and commu
Mr. Stanford, from the committee of claims,
reported a bJl for the relief of the bouse of bow
Je and Kurtz and others; which was twice read,
and committed.
Resjfied, That a committee be appointed to
enquire into the expediency of making an artifi
cial road from Washington, Pennsylven a, thro'
Charlestown on the Ohio river, to the Sandusky
river at or near Fort Stevenson.
Mr. fl-jpkinten, after some introductory obser
vation*, in which he animadverted on the incon
veniences and expence of ihe present mode of
doing business, by which all bills fiic. which are
not finally consummated at one session, are com
menced at the following session «le novo ; also th«
additional eXpence to the part es who arc brought
here session after session for the same business,
the repeated trouble to tlie house, &c. 8cc —for
the purpose of remedying th ,se evils, he sub
mitted the foliooiing resolution i
Resolved, That the committee upon the rules
and regulations of the house, be instructed to en
quire into the expediency of making, in conjunc
tion with the Senate, the following al erations in
the mode of transacting the puhl.c business of
Congress, to wit: That the standing committees
appointed at the commencemviu of any congress
shall not he dissolved at the end of the session
at which they were appointed ; that on the ad
journment of Congress the unfinished business,
to wit : bills, resolutions and reports of commit
tees, shall remain over to the next session of the
same congress, in ihc same situation as they
were at the time of adjournment.
I be resolution for the present was, with the
consent ofihe mover, laid on the table.
Mr. Tuck r called up for considera'ion the re
solutions he submitted some weeks ago respec
ting the appointment, at the commencement of
each session, ot additional standing committees
for investigation of the public expenditures
Mr. Smith of.Md. did not behve that much
good could flow out of the measure. There
were alreailv, he said, an accountant of the war
and an accountant of the navy d< partments.and a
comptroller over them, and now we are to appoint
committees of Congress over the whole, to inspect
accounts after the money has be -n paii( away*
Further more, he thought it would be impractica
ble f >r the committees to act offic e nly uni ess they
sat all die year. Mr. S. said iie remembe- ed that
a gentleman of this House ( Mr. Randolph) once
moved a similar investagat ion into what was call* 1
the Augean stable ; the enquiry was ordered ; the
g.nilemen went into it; five thousand dollar*
were spent in printing documents &.C. andafer
all, there was not even a resolution or any other
proceeding predicated on the el imination.
The motion was advocated by Messrs. Tucker,
Desha, Stanford, Wright and Lowndes; by
whom it was argued that the exper.ence of
other states, particularly Virginia, proved the
utility of such committees ; Th it they wen* als<>
found extremely beneficial and useful in England
—that clamors and suspicions had gone ab.-oaA
and though they might not be well founded,
they rend, red the enquiry necessary ; that if
arty thing was wrong in the public accounts, the
government ought to know it and tne evil be cor
rected; that if the committees only entered into®
general, and not a minute and detailed mvestiga*
tion of these accounts, much good Would still re
sult from it, as it would tend to Co.rect frauds,
or errors if any ; that it was the duiy of tin*
branch of the government to inspect the money
concerns and see that they were correctly and
faithfully conducted, Sic.
The resolutions were then Agreed to in the fol
lowing firm:
Resolved, That the following standing Com
mittees be appointed to serve during the present
Congress, and that hereafter at the commence
ment of the first session in each Congress, like
committees shall be appointed ; whose dune*
shall continue until the first session of ike endu
ing Congress:
A Committee on so much of the public accounts
and expenditures as relate to the Department of
A Committee on so much ofthe public account*
and expenditures as relate to the Treasury De
A Committee on so much ofthe public accounts
and Expenditures as relate to the Department of
A Committee on so much of the public accounts
and expenditures as relate to the Department of
the Navv.
A Committee on so much ofthe public accounts
and expenditures a9 relate to the Post-Office j
A Committee on so much of the public accounts
and expenditures as relate to Public Buddings.
1 he said committees shall consist of three
members each.
It shall be the duty ofthe committees to exam
ine into the state of the accounts £c expenditures
respectively submitted to them, and to inquire
and report particularly,
Whether the expenditures of the respective
Departments are justified by law ;
Whedier the claims from time to time satis
fied and discharged bv die ip-me-i.w* n.n,n.
ments are supported by sufficient vouchers, esta
blishing their justness both as to their charac
ter and amount ;
Whether such claims have b*en discharged
out of funds appropriated therefor, and wheth
er all moneys have been disbursed in conformity
with appropriation laws} and
Whether any :uid what provisions are neccss
areto be adopicd to provide mote perf.-ctly for
the proper application of the public moneys, and
to secure the government from demand- unjust
in their character or extravagant m their amount.
And it shall be moreover the duty of the said
committees to report from time to time, wheth
er any and what retrenchments can he made in
i the expenditure* of the -everal Departments
without detriment to the public service ; wheth
er any, and what abuse* at any time exist in the
failure to enforce the payment of moneys which
may be due to the United States from publ c de
faulters, and others, and to report fiom time to
time, such provisions and nrrangemenls as may
be necessary to aJd lo tlie economy of the seve
ral Departments and the accountability of their
Mr Ltvnuiet,in obedience to instrue inns from
the committee of Ways and Means, offered the
following resolution which was agreed to.
Heaolxed That the committee of commerce and
manuf.clurcs be instructed to enquire into tbe
expediency of making an appropriation for pre
serving Little Gull* island (n Long bland sounJ,
near New London, from the encroachments of
tb* sea.
The House then proceeded to Consider the a
m end ments of the Senate to the bill from this
House, to authorize the payment for property lost
captured or destroyed by the enemy wlnie in
the pubhc service.
One of the Senate's amendments was the ad
dition of a clause providing for the payment of
the 40 Cents per day stipulated to be paid for
certain horses which weie afterwards lost, as well
as the value of each horse. Tl»e committee of
Claims to whom tbe Senate's amendment* weie

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