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PIRINTE D AND PUBLISHED BY GALES AND SEATON.

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|AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE SEVENTEENTH CONGRESS, BEGUN AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1822.

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David L. MoRRIL, and John F. PARROTT, from New Hampshire. JAMEs Lloyd, from Massachusetts. . NehemiAH R. KNight, from Rhode Island. Elijah BoARDMAN, and JAMEs LANMAN, from Connecticut. William A. PALMER, and HoRATIO SEYMoUR, from Vermont. Rufus KING, and MARTIN VAN BUREN, from ew York. 'MAhlon Dickerson, from New Jersey. William FINDLAY, and WALTER LowRIE, from Pennsylvania. CesAR A. Rodney, and Nicholas WAN DYKE, m Delaware. JAMEs BARBOUR, and JAMES PLEASANTs, jr., rom Virginia. NATHANIEL MAcon, from North Carolina. John GAILLARD, and William SMITH, from uth Carolina. Richard M. Johnson, and IshAM TALBOT, ym Kentucky. John H. EATon, and John Williams, from ennessee. ETHAN ALLEN BRowN, and BENJAMIN RUGsles, from Ohio. JAMEs Brown, and HENRY Johnson, from LaoulSlana. JAMEs Noble, and WALLER TAylor, from Inliana. DAvid Holmes, and Thomas H. Williams, rom Mississippi. NINIAN Edwards, from Illinois. LJohn Chandler, and John Holmes, from ne. DAvid BART.on, from Missouri. John GAILLARn, President, pro tempore, resumed e Chair. JAMEs Lloyd, appointed a Senator by the Le

gislature of the State of Massachusetts, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of HARRison GRAY OTIs, produced his credentials, was qualified, and he took his seat in the Senate.

A quorum of the members being present, a message was, on motion of Mr. BARBOUR, sent to the House of Representatives, announcing the fact, and the readiness of the Senate to proceed to business.

On motion of Mr. BARBOUR, a committee was appointed to join the Committee of the House of Representatives to wait on the President of the United States, and inform him that the two Houses are ready to receive any communication from him; and Mr. KING, of New York, and Mr. MA.cox, were appointed ; and the Senate then adjourned.

TUESDAY, December 3.

DANIEL D. ToMPKINs, Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate, attended.

Mr. KING, of New York, reported, from the joint committee, that they had waited on the President of the United States, and that the President of the United States informed the committee that he would make a communication to the two Houses this day.

Mr. LANMAN submitted a proposition for the appointment of two Chaplains, to interchange weekly between the two Houses of Congress.

REVOLUTIONARY PENSIONS.

The PRESIDENT communicated a report of the Secretary of War, made in obedience to a resolution of the Senate, of the 29th of April last, requiring a statement of the number of persons placed upon the pension list, up to the 4th of September, 1822, by virtue of the acts of the 18th March, 1818, and 1st of May, 1820; and the report was read, as follows:

WAR DEPARTMENT, Dec. 2, 1822.

SIR : In obedience to a resolution of the Senate of the 29th of April last, requiring from this Department, at the present session of Congress, a report of the number of persons placed upon the pension list up to the 4th

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