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United States, together with such other details, connected with these subjects, as can be made from the abstracts and other documents and returns reported to him by the marshals and other persons employed to collect information in conformity to the second section of the act of the first of May, one thousand eight hundred and ten, and such other information as has been or may be ob. tained, which the subject will admit of; and that he report the same to Congress. Approved, March 19, 1812.

Resolution requesting the State of Georgia to assent to the formation of two States of the Mississippi Territory. Resolved, &c., That the Legislature of the State of Georgia be and they are hereby requested to give their assent, by law, to the formation of two States of the Mississippi Territory: Provided, In the opinion of Congress a division of said Territory for that purpose should hereafter be expedient.—s Approved, June 17, 1812.]

Resolution requesting the President of the United States to recommend a day of public humiliation and prayer. It being a duty, peculiarly incumbent in a time of public calamity and war, humbly and devoutly to acknowledge our dependence on Almighty God, and to implore his aid and protection : Therefore, Resolved, &c., That a joint committee of both Houses wait on the President of the United States, and request that he recommend a day of public humiliation and prayer to be observed by the people of the United States, with religious solemnity, and the offering of fervent supplications to Almighty God for the safety and welfare of these States, his blessing on their arms, and the speedy restoration of peace. H. CLAY, Speaker of the House of Representatives. WM. H. CRAWFORD,

President of the Senate, pro tempore.

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TO THE PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWELFTH CONGRESS.

S E N A T E. A. Page. Adjournment—continued. Page. Additional Duties, a bill from the House of Rep- appointment of a joint committee to wait on resentatives, imposing, read, &c. - - 202 the President of the United States to inread a second time, and referred - - 303 form him of the same - - - - 321 reported with amendments - - - 306 || Affidavits and Bail, a bill from the House of amendments of the Committee not agreed Representatives providing for the more to, and bill read a third time, and passed 309 convenient taking of, read - - • 91 Additional Military Force, a bill to raise for a read a second time, and referred - - 93 limited time an, read, &c. - - - 29 | reported amended - - - - - 118 read a second time - 2 - - - - 30 read a third time, as amended - - - 119 ordered to a third reading - - - - 84 Aggressions of Belligerents, papers in relation to 2043 read a third time, and passed - - - 85 Alien Enemies, a bill from the House of Reprereturned from the House of Representatives sentatives supplemental to the act conwith amendments, which were read, and cerning, read twice, and referred - - 314 ordered to be printed - - - - 95 reported amended, and so ordered to a third some amendments agreed to, and others dis- reading - - - - - - 315 agreed to - - - - - - 96 read a third time, and passed as amended - 316 the House of Representatives agree with the American Manufactures, Mr. Giles submitted a Senate except in one amendment on resolution to refer to a select committee which they insist, and the Senate receded so much of the President's Message as refrom their disagreement - - - 97 lates to, which was agreed to, and a coma bill from the House of Representatives mittee appointed - - - - - 16 supplementary to the act of 1808 to raise Anderson, Mr., speech of, on the bill to raise an an, read twice, and referred - - - 116 additional military force - - - - 54 reported without amendment - - - 123 remarks of, on joint resolution for a recess 213 ordered to a third reading - - - - 124 Appointment of Officers, &c., a Message from read a third time, and passed - - - 125 the President of the United States in rea bill from the House of Representatives lation to, referred - - - - - 312 making appropriations for support of the, Apportionment of Representatives, a bill from the read twice, and referred - - - 117 House of Representatives for the, read reported without amendment - - - 1 18 twice - - - - - - - - 24 amended, and ordered to a third reading - 120 amended, and ordered to a third reading - 26 read a third time, and passed as amended 121 read a third time, and passed as amended - 27 a bill from the House of Representatives the House of Representatives disagree to the supplementary to the act to raise an, read 165 | amendment, and ask a conference, which read a second time, and referred - - 166 is granted - - - - - - 29 reported with amendments - - - 167 report of the managers that they could not ordered to a third reading as amended - 168 agree, and the Senate resolve to insist - 31 read a third time as amended, and passed - 169 the House of Representatives receded - 84 a bill from the House of Representatives in Appropriations and Expenditures, Mr. Smith, of addition to the act to raise an, read twice 191 Maryland, submitted a resolution directread a third time, and passed - - - 193 ing the Secretary of the Treasury to lay Adjournment, Mr. Leib presented a joint resolu- before the Senate a view of the, &c. - 172 tion concerning, read - - - - 300 agreed to - - - - - - - 195 agreed to, and a committee on the subject report of the Secretary, in obedience to the appointed - - - - - - 302 resolution, ordered to be printed - - 201 the House of Representatives concur in the Armies of the United States, a bill concerning sanne - - - - - - - 303 the rules and articles for the government resolution reported, fixing the 6th July for, of the, read - - - - - - 114 read - - - - - - - 313 read a second time - - - - - 115 a joint resolution from the House of Repre- amended, and third reading refused - - 121 sentatives to the same effect, read - - 313 Armstrong, John, a bill from the House of Repread a second time - - - - - 314 resentatives to authorize the Secretary of ordered to a third reading - - - - 315 the Treasury to suspend the payment of read a third time, and concurred in - - 315 certain bills drawn by, read twice - - 318

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Beall, Colonel William Dent, a hill from the
House of Representatives for relief of,
read - - - - - - - 252
read a second time - - - - - 257
referred to a committee - - - - 259
reported without amendment, and ordered
to a third reading - - - - - 263
read a third time, and passed - - - 265
| Benton, Captain Selah, a bill from the House of
- Representatives for relief of - - - 119
read a second time, and referred - - 120
reported without amendment - - - 122
ordered to a third reading - - - - 123
read a third time, and passed - - - 124
Berlin and Milan Decrees, Mr. Reed submitted
a resolution in relation to the - - - 103
amended, and agreed to - - - - 148
report of the Secretary of the Treasury in
obedience - - - - - - 166
Bibb, George M., appointed Senator by the Le-
gislature of Kentucky, was qualified and
took his seat - - - - - - 9
speech of, on the resolution for a recess of
Congress - - - - - - 215
Bioren, John, and others, Mr. Leib presented a
memorial of, referred - - - - 98
a bill authorizing a subscription to an edi-
tion of the laws by, read - - - 114
read a second time - - - - - 115
indefinitely postponed - - - - 226
Blankets and Clothing, Mr. Lloyd submitted a
resolution of the Legislature of Massa-
chusetts, offering to contract with the
Government for the supply of, &c. - - 161
Boardman and Pope, and others, Mr. Lloyd pre-
sented a petition of, referred to a coinmit-
tee - - - - - - - 105
committee discharged - - - - 319
Bond, Lewis, and others, Mr. Worthington pre-
sented a petition of, referred - - - S6
Books of the Library, a joint resolution from the
| House of Representatives, granting to the
Judges of the Supreme Court the use of
- the, read three times, by consent, and
concurred in - - - - - - 130
Boston, Mr. Lloyd presented the petition of five
hundred merchants of, referred, and or-
dered to be printed - - - - 223
report of inexpediency to grant - - - 226
| subject postponed indefinitely - - - 235
Boundaries, a bill to authorize the President to
ascertain several, read twice - - - 163
amended, and ordered to a third reading - 182
- read a third time, and passed - - - 182
returned from the House with amendments,
and committed - - - - - 241
| Bradley, Mr., remarks of, on the resolution for a
recess - - - - - - - 213
Breckenridge, Rev. John, election of, as Chaplain 19
Brent, Richard, of Virginia, attended, and took
his seat - - - - - - 11
British American Continental Powers, a joint
resolution from the House of Represent-
atives, authorizing the President of the
United States to issue a proclamation to
the inhabitants of the - - - - 32:
Brown, Thomas, Mr. Cutts presented the peti-
tion of, referred to the Secretary of State 226
report of that officer read - - - - S1

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